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Values Wine Picks June 22, 2012

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: July 12, May 14, November 15 and October 16.



White Wine

Errazuriz Max Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Valle de Aconcagua, Chile: Grassy and herbal with refreshing acidity and mouth-watering action. Very classic sauvignon blanc at an incredibly great price. Medium-bodied and versatile with a range of dishes. Pair with: shellfish, white sauce pasta, cheese, salads. Drink: 2012-2013. 273342 13% M 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 89/100. June 22, 2012 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  


Red Wine

Ravenswood Zinfandel 2010, California, United States: Ravenswood is one of California's zinfandel pioneers, and remains one of its best producers today. This terrific Vintners Blend Zin offers enticing aromas of spice, black raspberry, brambleberry and blueberry and raspberry. It's terrifically vibrant with layers of textured flavor. Smooth with polished tannins and a warm finish are perfect for the barbecue because it has the flavours to stand up to grilled meats but a juiciness that is a terrific complement to the smoky flavours. This is also a great wines for pizza and movie night and is available year-round in the Vintages Essentials Collection. Pair with: baked beef ribs basted with homemade barbecue sauce, jerk pork and Rob Rainford's Thai flank steak. Drink: 2012-2015. 359257 13.60% D 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 90/100. June 22, 2012 Best Beef Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  



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