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Values Wine Picks September 12, 2013

August 3, June 18, March 5 and February 26.

White Wine

Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery Noble Ridge Pinot Grigio 2012, Okanagan Valley, BC VQA, Canada: Crisp, clean and refreshing with notes of lime and white grapefruit. Medium-bodied. Works as an aperitif or companion to fresh seafood. Pair with: antipasta, foie gras, onion tart, quiche lorraine, pasta with creamy sauces, sockeye salmon. Drink: 2013-2015. 590298 13.20% XD 750 mL  $18.90 Score: 87/100. September 12, 2013 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Ch√Ęteau Ducru-Beaucaillou Meritage 2005, Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France: This is a towering wine that still needs cellar time. Very tight and tannic, but it will open up into a blockbuster, especially given the spectacular 2005 vintage. Only 10,000 cases were produce of this traditional blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot. In the past, the winery produced about 20,000 cases of this wine. It offers classic aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, cassis, licorice and graphite. All the elements are here of a benchmark wine from Bordeaux. Drink: 2018-2035. 505172 13% XD 750 mL  $315.00 Score: 98/100. September 12, 2013 Gorgeous Gift Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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