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Vintages Wine Picks February 28, 2009


White Wine

Sogevinus Fine Wines Divinica White Malvasia Fina Gouveio Rabigato 2007, D.O.C. Douro, Portugal: Vintages Wine Panel: Sogevinus is another Port producer that is finding new success by crafting unique dry wines in the Douro. Divinica is a blend of the local varieties Malvasia Fina, Gouveio and Rabigato. Expressive with juicy citrus and fresh floral aromas, this dry, medium full-bodied white is elegant and beautifully balanced. My note: A delicious, robust and round white that’s Chardonnay-like without too much oak. Ripe pear and peach with vanilla smoke. Pair with: lobster rolls, baked cod fillets seasoned with garlic and lemon juice, lamb tangine. 94904 12.50% D 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 90/100. February 28, 2009 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  


Red Wine

Trumpeter Rutini Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Mendoza, Argentina: Vintages Wine Panel: A superb value year in and year out, this big, dense Cab is ready to harmonize with marinated steaks hot off the grill, beef stew or rare roast beef. Packed with dark black fruit and spicy characteristics, this wine over-delivers with its surprising complexity and balance. My note: Simple and delicious with full-bodied notes of black fruit, mocha and smoky oak. Good mouth-watering acidity. Pair with: beef wellngton, parmesan, dark chocolate, mildly spicy dishes. 723288 14% XD 750 mL  $13.95 Score: 87/100. February 28, 2009 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  



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