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Vintages Wine Picks December 6, 2008


White Wine

Kuhlmann-Platz Riesling 2003, A.C. Alsace Grand Cru, Schoenenbourg, France: Vintages Wine Panel: The area of Hunawihr is known for producing Rieslings with a distinctive minerality, and racy grapefruit flavors. This is a fine and rounder example, filled out by notes of lime on the palate. It will go exceptionally well with buttery fish or seafood dishes, or even with sushi. My note: Refreshing attack with a vibrant finish. Lovely notes of pear and citrus on the palate. Pair with: cheese fondue, pasta in cream sauces, pork tenderloin, apple fritters, black forest cake. 80515 13.10% D 750 mL  $23.95 Score: 89/100. December 6, 2008 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  


Red Wine

Seghesio Family Vineyards La Villa Barolo Vigneto 2004, D.O.C.G., Italy: A big whopper of a wine with tarry and black fruit notes. An underpinning of violets and vanilla smoke lift the mid-palate before a long, satisfying finish. Aged in small oak barrels, 50% of which were new. Pair with: beef stew, hamburgers, hard cheeses, grilled vegetables, wild board, chocolate-covered almonds. Drink: 2010-2025. 96800 14% XD 750 mL  $64.95 Score: 92/100. December 6, 2008 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  



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