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Vintages Wine Picks February 16, 2013

White Wine

Tangley Oaks Chardonnay 2010, Sonoma Coast, California, United States: A lemon zest chardonnay that's focused and medium- to full-bodied. Not really buttery or oaky, more citrus fruit driven. Great for roast chicken. Pair with: grilled pork dish, seafood salad featuring crab, lobster, scallops, shrimp and octopus. Drink: 2012-2016. 311589 13.90% XD 750 mL  $21.95 Score: 90/100. February 16, 2013 Top Rated White Wine. Plush Pork Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Creekside Estate Winery Reserve Queenston Rd. Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, V.Q.A., St. David's Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Wild blackberry and underbrush on the nose with a savoury, meaty grip on the palate. Matured in 100% French oak, with 60% new oak and the rest in one-year-old barrels for a total of 31 months in barrel. Full-bodied and brooding. Decant 2 hors and pair with hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2013-2016. 662247 13% XD 750 mL  $34.95 Score: 89/100. February 16, 2013 Best Beef Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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