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Values Wine Picks April 22, 2011

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White Wine

Fifth Leg Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Western Australia, Australia: A terrifically fresh and crisp white with pleasing notes of lime, lemon zest and gooseberry. Perfect as an aperitif or companion to a wide range of dishes. Delicious! Pair with: seafood, salads. Drink: 2011-2013. 212613 12% MD 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 87/100. April 22, 2011 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Painted Rock Estate Winery Ltd. Merlot 2008, Okanagan Valley, BC, VQA, Canada: Smooth, rich and full-bodied with succulent aromas of fleshy dark berries and plums. Some savoury, meaty notes on the mid-palate. This wine has 5% Malbec in the blend and was aged for 18 months in French oak. The result is a superbly craft wine, with a long finish and a pleasant bite through the richness. Pair with: filet mignon, prime rib. Drink: 2011-2021. 242768 13.80% D 750 mL  $40.00 Score: 93/100. April 22, 2011 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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