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Values Wine Picks August 22, 2007

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: July 12, May 14, November 15 and October 16.

White Wine

Jackson-Triggs Delaine Vineyard Gewurztraminer 2006, Niagara, Canada: A luscious wine with mouthfilling texture and aromas of mango and citrus. The grapes for this vintage were crushed and cold soaked on the skins for 12 hours prior to the start of fermentations to extract the rich flavors and characteristics of this varietal. The wine was then fermented at 14 degrees Celsius to further develop the spicy character of the wine. Pair with: Asian dishes, roast pork, turkey with sage dressing, spinach and mandarin salad. 989350 13%  750 mL  $22.80 Score: 88/100. August 22, 2007 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Marchesi de Frescobaldi Chianti Castiglioni 2005, Tuscany, Italy: A classic chianti. Full-bodied and well-balanced. It has pleasant aromas of dried plum, sage and black, bitter cherry notes but too fruit forward. 545319 13% 750 mL  $15.15 Score: 88/100. August 22, 2007 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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