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Vintages Wine Picks July 7, 2008

White Wine

Michel Gassier Viognier 2007, Vin de Pays, Midi, France: Vintages Wine Panel: Half the juice for this wine was fermented in new French oak barrels, the other half in stainless steel. The nose offers delicious aromas of apricot, tangerine and hints of vanilla. On the palate, it has a rich texture with ripe peach and candied fruits, with a long creamy finish. My note: A lovely aromatic white with notes of roses and pears. Pair with: grilled swordfish with mango salsa, lobster in cream sauce. 669531 XD 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 90/100. July 7, 2008 Favorite White Wine. Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Quinta De Cabriz Reserva 2004, D.O.C. Dão, Portugal: Vintages Wine Panel: From the Dão region, this dry table wine is made using some of the grapes normally associated with Port, namely Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, plus Alfrocheiro Preto. This fragrant wine has aromas and flavors of wild berries, tea leaves, oak and plum. My note: A rustic, full-bodied red with dark red fruit, cedar and smoke aromas. Pair with: rich beef, lamb dishes. 21410 D 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 88/100. July 7, 2008 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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