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Vintages Wine Picks October 1, 2011


White Wine

Le Clos Jordanne Talon Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay 2009, V.Q.A., Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Vintages Wine Panel: Another winner from Le Clos Jordanne's Talon Ridge Vineyard. This Chardonnay features aromas of pear, nectarine, coconut, mineral, gentle woodsmoke and a touch of butterscotch. Dry, fairly robust with a blast of freshness followed immediately by an elegant, round fruitiness. The oak is very well handled, giving dimension to the wine. Medium-full bodied with a lingering finish. Enjoy it tonight. It should also age gracefully over the next 5+ years. My note: I can’t help but close my eyes every time after I taste this wine, and often there’s also a purr… which is hard to translate into a tasting note, but soldier on, I must. Buttery, toast almond with white pear and pear. Endless layers and finish. Are you sure we’re not in Meursault, Toto? Pair with: pork tenderloin, roast chicken dinner. Drink: 2011-2017. 143974 13.50% XD 750 mL  $40.00 Score: 95/100. October 1, 2011 Top Rated White Wine. Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  


Red Wine

Stags' Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Napa Valley, California, United States: Redolent with fleshy blackberries and cassis: This gorgeous Cabernet draws you head-first into the glass. Smooth texture, full-bodied weight, maximum pleasure. Make any night a celebration with this wine. Available in Vintages Oct 1, 2011. Pair with: filet mignon, prime rib, hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2011-2019. 996405 13.90% XD 750 mL  $49.95 Score: 92/100. October 1, 2011 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  



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