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Vintages Wine Picks January 8, 2011

White Wine

Geil Riesling Kabinett 2009, Q.M.P., Bechtheimer Rosengarten, Rheinhessen, Germany: Vintages Wine Panel: There is a real elegance to this wine. Nice mineral notes, citrus, peach and floral tones on the nose. The palate is medium-sweet, ripe, and textured enough to match well with roasted turkey breast or stuffed pork tenderloin. It will also age gracefully for 3-5+ years. My note: Fleshy ripe peach and pear with other lovely tree fruit mingles in. Luscious texture. A tangerine-infused finish. Pair with: turkey breast, stuffed pork tenderloin, Asian noodles, turkey butternut squash risotto, avocado salad. 994764 9.50% MD 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 88/100. January 8, 2011 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Domaine Autrand Syrah Blend 2007, A.C., Côtes Du Rhône-Villages, France: Vintages Wine Panel: Award-winning wine with a pretty nose, featuring aromas of blueberry, black cherry, blood orange and garrigue (fresh herb scent in the air in southern France). Dry with a sweet core of fruit followed by an intense spicy, cedary finish. Beautifully textured wine with a lingering, gently spicy finish. My note: Full-bodied with notes of blackberries and cedar forest. Love this style of wine. Nice peppery finish. Pair with: grilled lamb chops, rich pasta dishes. 200030 14.20% XD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 88/100. January 8, 2011 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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