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Vintages Wine Picks January 17, 2009

White Wine

X & Y Chardonnay 2006, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia: A full-bodied Chardonnay that opens with spicy hazelnut, ripe green apples, and warm apricot-peach notes. Full-bodied with a lovely long finish. Pair with: lobster with mayonnaise, wild salmon with hollandaise sauce, cream corn, cheese pizza, pasta in a vodka sauce. 48561 14% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 90/100. January 17, 2009 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Château De Treviac Arnaud Sié Syrah Grenache 2007, A.C. Corbières, Midi, France: Vintages Wine Panel: This blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache has classic Midi aromas of blackberry, pepper and especially garrigue, that unique-to-Midi scent of thyme, rosemary, basil, sage and lemon verbena. There’s a very good balance here of fruit, acids and tannins. My note: A superb value for this delicious, full-bodied wine. Incredible aromatic depth and length of flavor, with notes of black plums, blackberries, game and smoke. Pair with: roast leg of lamb with an herb-rub, strong cheeses, goat cheese and herb stuffed pork tenderloin, brisket, roast goose. 670505 14.50% D 750 mL  $16.95 Score: 89/100. January 17, 2009 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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