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Values Wine Picks April 21, 2009

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White Wine

Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Vintages Wine Panel: Vintage after vintage, the world-renowned Kim Crawford displays his winemaking prowess with Sauvignon Blanc. This version exhibits aromas such as gooseberry, asparagus, nettle, tomato leaf and citrus. My note: One of my favorite Sauvignon Blanc producers from New Zealand. This is a lovely white with herbal and green fuit aromas. Lively and vivacious. Closed with a screwcap, but opens with a smile. This wine is part of the Vintages Essentials Collection. Pair with: monkfish with tomato and fresh herbs, steamed mussels. 35386 13.50% D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 90/100. April 21, 2009 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  


Red Wine

Mitolo Jester Shiraz 2007, McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Vintages Wine Panel: Mitolo continues to garner international accolades under the talented hands of winemaker Ben Glaetzer and owner Frank Mitolo. This full-bodied, juicy Shiraz delivers upfront and approachable aromas of chocolate-covered dark cherries, anise, allspice, coffee and hints of oak. My note: Rip-snorting good wine with blackberries, black cherry liqueur and vanilla smoke. A warm-hearted with a solid and pleasurable core of pure fruit. This wine is part of the Vintages Essentials Collection. Pair with: steak, stew, shepherd's pie, prime rib. 659607 15% D 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 89/100. April 21, 2009 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  



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