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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

Cockfighter's Ghost Shiraz 2004, McLaren Vale, Australia: Mocha, black plums and blackberries on the nose with a smoky finish and a tinge of vanilla at the tail end. Pair with: hamburgers, game dishes, red meats, herb-crusted cheese, dark chocolate. Drink: 2008-2015. 595439 13.50% XD 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 91/100. December 6, 2008 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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