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Vintages Wine Picks March 15, 2014

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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

Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Riserva 2009, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A lovely, fresh and full-bodied red wine. Great vibrancy of fleshy cherry fruit aromas, fresh-turned earth, rose petal and violet. Supple and smooth. This wine is a blend mostly of Sangiovese, but also has Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malvasia. A nice long finish with touches of anise and smoke. Winemakers are Lorenza Sebaste and Marco Pallanti. Pair with: veal, light pasta dishes. Drink: 2013-2018. 39768 14% XD 750 mL  $35.95 Score: 90/100. March 15, 2014 Voluptuous Veal Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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