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Vintages Wine Picks August 19, 2008

White Wine

Markus Molitor Kabinett Riesling 2007, Q.M.P., Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany: Vintages Wine Panel: A true visionary, Markus Molitor is driven by an uncompromising devotion to quality at all stages of the winemaking process and believes that each vineyard and vintage should express itself through his wines. In the Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard, only organic materials are used, yields are kept low, and grapes are hand-picked. Keeping with his philosophy of authenticity, Molitor ferments his wines using only wild ambient yeasts. This world-famous vineyard site is known for producing wines that are impressive for their juicy fruit, unique balance, nuance interplay and piquant acidity. My note: Great complexity and layers in this lushly ripe Riesling. Apricots and pears compete for your attention and delight the senses. Medium-bodied and persistent. Perfect for casual get-togethers. Pair with: various cheeses. 115634 8% M 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 91/100. August 19, 2008 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Torres Gran Coronas Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, D.O., Penedès, Spain: Here’s the half-bottle size of a very popular wine from our Vintages Essentials Collection. Perfect for two. A stunningly delicious and balanced red with full-bodied notes of black fruit, vanilla smoke, dark spices and rich mocha goodness. Crack it open beside the barbecue. This wine is part of the Vintages Essentials Collection. Pair with: braised veal blade and root vegetables, roast pork tenderloin.. 626721 14% D 375 mL  $9.95 Score: 91/100. August 19, 2008 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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