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Values Wine Picks January 6, 2010

Note: I publish batches of reviews that I call Good Values Wine Picks. These are from the regular section of the liquor store rather than the Vintages section, and tend to be lower priced and the most widely available of all wines. The last four reviews I did were: November 15, October 16, August 3 and June 18.

White Wine

Creekside Estate Winery Life Is Good Chardonnay 2008, Niagara Escarpment, Canada: Nice for the price! This lovely Chard offers pleasant notes of green apples and butterscotch. tasty and balanced. A terrific party wine. Pair with: grilled shellfish, roast turkey even noodle caboodle. Drink: 2009-2012. 146852 12.20% MD 750 mL  $12.95. January 6, 2010 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Reif Estate Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada: Cassis and blackberry richness on the nose followed by terrific depth and richness of flavour on the palate. This wine was aged in French and Hungarian oak for 21 months, which adds more depth and dimension to the wine. Full-bodied. Pair with: roasted leg of lamb, filet mignon with wild mushrooms and strong cheeses. Drink: 2010-2017. 336149 13% XD 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 88/100. January 6, 2010 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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