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Vintages Wine Picks January 21, 2012

White Wine

Bougrier Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2010, A.C., Loire, France: This is an example of Chenin Blanc at its best, featuring aromas of peach, citrus, lanolin and pear. Chenin Blanc is known for its refreshing acidity, making it a fine candidate for cellar maturation. Some Vouvray have been known to last for 50 years or more. You can try them earlier than that – give this one a more conservative 2-4 years due to more approachable styling. You will also get great pleasure with this highly versatile wine. An absolutely delightful and pretty Vouvray! Lovely floral aromas with ripe peach and pear. Try this wine if you feel you’re in a white wine rut and want something different. Very versatile with food. No heavy oak or alcohol. Amazing price. Pair with: grilled prawns, vindaloo chicken, picy South Asian dishes. 106880 11.50% MD 750 mL  $13.95 Score: 89/100. January 21, 2012 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Edge Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Napa Valley, California, United States: A solidly made wine with great balance. Pleasant drinking. Full-bodied with dark fruit, some mocha and smoke. Pair with: rich beef, lamb. 34223 14.40% D 750 mL  $27.95 Score: 89/100. January 21, 2012 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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