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Vintages Wine Picks October 30, 2010


White Wine

Babich Black Label Sauvignon Blanc 2009, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Wonderfully herbal and grassy with support lime and lemon notes. So zesty and refreshing at an amazing price. Knock it back! 9142 13% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 90/100. October 30, 2010 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  


Red Wine

Wayne Gretzky Estates Estate Series Shiraz Cabernet 2007, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Vintages Wine Panel: From the lauded 2007 vintage comes this well-made Shiraz/Cabernet blend from The Great One’s winery. The Shiraz plays forward on the nose with aromas of blackberry, pepper and underbrush. The Cabernet is nicely represented by cassis, with the Shiraz contributing peppery spice. Dry, crisp and fruity with soft tannins for balance. Medium-full bodied with a crisp, medium-long, fruit-filled finish. A great wine to enjoy while tuning in to Saturday-night hockey. My note: A lip-smacking tasty red with chocolate and dark plum notes. Full-bodied and hulky like a left-wing defenseman. (Can you tell I don’t watch hockey?) Very satisfying and worth the money. Pair with: rich pasta sauce. Drink: 2010-2014. 162180 12.70% D 750 mL  $22.85 Score: 88/100. October 30, 2010 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  



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