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Values Wine Picks January 3, 2012

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

Tawse Winery Inc. Quarry Road Chardonnay 2009, VQA Vinemount Ridge, Ontario, Canada: A gorgeous profusion of hazelnut and green apple brightness on the nose. This is followed by rich, voluptuous layers of tropical fruit and butterscotch goodness. The wine was barrel-fermented and aged 12 months in French oak (20% of which was new) and underwent a partial malolactic fermentation. Available through the winery and Vintages go to market. Pair with: shrimp cocktail, raw oysters, baked or grilled fish, chicken, pasta with light cream sauce. Drink: 2011-2016. 111989 13% XD 750 mL  $34.95 Score: 92/100. January 3, 2012 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet 2012, South Australia, Australia Drink: 2009-2013. 285544 13.50% XD 750 mL  $16.55. January 3, 2012 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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