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Vintages Wine Picks July 10, 2010

White Wine

13th Street Winery June's Vineyard Riesling 2008, V.Q.A., Creek Shores, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Searing, mouth-watering that demands and dances with food. Lime essence wrapped in lemon zest. Pure, unadulterated citrus sunbeams. Boxing Day sale price. Pair with: grilled tuna steaks, lemon pepper chicken, mildly spicy gourmet sausages. 147512 11.20% D 750 mL  $16.95 Score: 89/100. July 10, 2010 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Wolf Trap Syrah Mourvèdre Viognier 2009, Franschhoek, South Africa: Vintages Wine Panel: This Rhône-style blend got our attention. Lovely lifted black fruit aromas layered with notes of peppery spice, tar, leather, red licorice, and woodsmoke. Dry, medium bodied, with supple tannins, bright acidity, and a core of spicy fruit. The perfect match for barbecued fare (bring on the back ribs!), but its refreshing acidity and easy-drinking nature also make it a lovely sipper. My note: Spicy dark plums and berries with terrific extraction of flavour, concentration and depth. A smoky, spicy finish that's deeply satisfying for those who love full-bodied wonders. Drink: 2010-2014. 626333 14.50% XD 750 mL  $14.00 Score: 89/100. July 10, 2010 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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