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Vintages Wine Picks January 10, 2009

White Wine

William Fevre Chile Gran Cuvee Chardonnay 2007, Maipo Valley, Chile: The best of both worlds in a bottle here: Old World styling and finesse with New World depth of flavor and fruit. Bring it on! A fresh, lively chard with notes of spicy oak, citrus, butter, caramel and unbridled fruit richness. Full-bodied and luscious. Vintages Wine Panel: William Fèvre is a well-respected producer of Chablis in Burgundy who has successfully transplanted his expertise to Chile. The dominant flavors of this beautifully balanced Chardonnay – apple, pear, toast and butterscotch – are concentrated but not overwhelming. An exceptionally priced, versatile Chard. Pair with: pasta in cream sauce, chicken breasts stuffed with goat cheese, stir-fried veggies, baked risotto. 45146 13.90% D 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 90/100. January 10, 2009 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

De Bortoli Gulf Station Pinot Noir 2007, Yarra Valley, Australia: Reveals a creamy cherry-scented nose on opening and follows up with a ripe core of blackberry and spice. Medium- to full-bodied with a lovely long finish. Mouth-watering acidity makes it an ideal partner for many dishes. Pair with: smoked salmon sandwiches, French baguette, duck with mango, matzo ball soup, pepperoni pizza. 15511 13% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 91/100. January 10, 2009 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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