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Values Wine Picks June 18, 2014

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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

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Marlborough, New Zealand: An extremely versatile New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc when it comes to food pairing: from shellfish to salads to vegetarian dishes, and many others. This crisp, refreshing and approachable white wine offers notes of citrus and some herbaceous highlights on the palate, which is typical of cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc. Balanced acidity with a finish that makes you ask for a top-up in your glass. Drink: 2013-2016. 426601 13% XD 750 mL  $16.95 Score: 89/100. June 18, 2014 Best Value White Wine. Sensational Shellfish Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Trinchero Family Estates Mario's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Napa Valley, California, United States: A full-bodied, complex Californian red wine with aromas of elegant cassis, blackberry and smoky oak. This wine is named in honour of founder Mario Trinchero. This is a 13-acre acre vineyard in St. Helena, Napa Valley. A benchmark cabernet for Napa, and that's saying a lot! Pair with rare filet mignon. Drink: 2013-2020. 399600 15.30% XD 750 mL  $79.00 Score: 93/100. June 18, 2014 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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