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Vintages Wine Picks March 15, 2014

White Wine

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Marlborough, New Zealand: Zesty and fresh with a lime-lemon lift. More citrus than grassy with some herbal underlay. Winemaker Anthony says he blend different parcels of the grapes as they do in Champagne style. Good tomato leaf and minerality on the finish. Part of Vintages Essentials. Pair with: planked salmon, field salads. Drink: 2013-2015. 35386 13.50% XD 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 90/100. March 15, 2014 Splendid Salad Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Inglenook Rubicon Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, United States: A full-bodied cabernet with classic aromas of cassis, blackcurrant and vanilla smoke. This is a towering wine of great complexity and depth. Decant 2 hours, or better yet, give it cellar time. Pair with: rare beef. Drink: 2014-2020. 703967 14% XD 750 mL  $239.95 Score: 92/100. March 15, 2014 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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