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Vintages Wine Picks September 4, 2010


White Wine

Rodney Strong Chardonnay 2008, Sonoma County, California, United States: Vintages Wine Panel: Rich, creamy, baked apple-scented Chardonnay with an elegant use of oak to add texture and structure. Soft, round and ripe with a long and buttery finish. My note: Very well made with green apples, lime and hazelnut. A toasted almond finish is lovely. Pair with: lobster, barbecued chicken breast. 226936 13.80% D 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 89/100. September 4, 2010 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  


Red Wine

Ironstone Reserve Old Vine Zinfandel 2008, Lodi, California, United States: Vintages Wine Panel: The fruit for this Reserve Zin is sourced from a single vineyard that was planted in 1909 – now that’s old vines! Not surprisingly, this wine is intensely rich and plush with ultra-ripe blackberry, strawberry and dried fruit aromas and flavours, along with hints of chocolate and pepper. It will reward 2-4+ years in a cellar, or enjoy it tonight, decanted. My note: A warm, full-bodied Zin with classic brambleberry, blackberry and blueberry flavours. Ultra-tasty with a supple, smooth texture. Terrific barbecue wine! Pair with: coq au vin, sweet-and-spicy pork ribs. 659946 14.50% XD 750 mL  $29.95 Score: 90/100. September 4, 2010 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  



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