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Values Wine Picks July 23, 2010

Note: I publish batches of reviews that I call Good Values Wine Picks. These are from the regular section of the liquor store rather than the Vintages section, and tend to be lower priced and the most widely available of all wines. The last four reviews I did were: November 15, October 16, August 3 and June 18.

White Wine

Greenlane Estate Winery Chardonnay 2008, Niagara Peninsula, Canada: A balanced, solid Chardonnay with a nice rounded texture and aromas of green apples, smoke and hazelnut. A judicious use of oak that's well-integrated into the wine. Well done, especially for the first vintage. Pair with: smoked trout. Drink: 2010-2013. 988591000039 12.50% D 750 mL  $16.00 Score: 87/100. July 23, 2010 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Mapoggo Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2008, Paarl, South Africa: Savoury and absolutely delicious! Smooth, earthy and full-bodied with fleshy, ripe blackberries, black olives and smoke on the finish. Yum! Drink: 2010-2014. 14.50% D 750 mL  $15.00 Score: 89/100. July 23, 2010 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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