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Vintages Wine Picks October 29, 2011

White Wine

Mission Hill Family Estate S.L.C. Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2008, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada: Oh yum! Much more richly textured and layered than your average SB/Sem… I’m lovin it! Lemongrass and lanolin with a mouth-filling richness. Pair with: fish, roast chicken, vegetarian cuisine. Drink: 2011-2014. 68361 13% D 750 mL  $23.95 Score: 90/100. October 29, 2011 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

RavensWood Vintner's Blend Zinfandel 2008, California, United States: Vintages Wine Panel: Ravenswood was one of a handful of wineries that recognized early on that Zinfandel was an exceptional grape variety for fine wine production. Their Vintners Blend Zin is ready for any occasion with seductive aromas of spice, black raspberry, and mocha. Soft and round with lots of fruit and cocoa flavour. My note: Bright notes of brambleberry, blueberry and raspberry with lovely liveliness and layers of textured flavor. Smooth with polished tannins and a warm finish. Perfect for pizza and movie night. This wine is part of the Vintages Essentials Collection. Pair with: baked beef ribs basted with homemade barbecue sauce, jerk pork. 359257 13.60% D 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 89/100. October 29, 2011 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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