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Vintages Wine Picks February 1, 2014

White Wine

Ad Lib Hen & Chicken Oaked Chardonnay 2010, Pemberton, West Australia, Australia: A terrific, robust chardonnay produced by The Yard Wine Company. A mouth-watering acidity balances the luscious tropical fruit flavours here. Green apple vibrancy is blanketed in toasted hazelnut. Full-bodied and generous. Highly recommended. Pair with: beef bourguignon, breads, cheese, poultry, lobster in butter. Drink: 2013-2017. 297697 13.50% D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 91/100. February 1, 2014 Top Rated White Wine. Charming Grilled Chicken Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Okanagan Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: The cabernet grapes for this robust red wine are sourced from three vineyards in the Okanagan Valley: Blue Terrace Vineyard, Black Sage Road and Oliver. Smooth and supple yet this wine also has heft. Attractive aromas of dark fruit and toasty oak. Decant 1-2 hours before serving with hearty meat dishes. Pair with: Moroccan lamb or ribeye steak and strong cheeses. Drink: 2014-2018. 34694 14% D 750 mL  $20.25 Score: 88/100. February 1, 2014 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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