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Vintages Wine Picks April 26, 2014

White Wine

Muralhas De Monção Adega Cooperative Regional De Monção Vinho Verde 2012, Sub-Região De Monção D.O.C., Portugal: Refreshing white wine with distinctive white grapefruit and white pepper notes. No oak. Crisp, clean and pure with a laser-like focus and intensity. Good aperitif, but better companion to seafood and salads. Pair with: grilled calamari, steamed mussels. Drink: 2013-2015. 80374 13.50% XD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 86/100. April 26, 2014 Sensational Shellfish Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Callabriga 2010, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: A lovely, mind-awakening red wine with aromas of ripe plums and blackcurrant. Full-bodied. This D.O.C. wine is made from mostly Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo) grapes with Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional in smaller amounts. Fleshy, juicy black and purple plums. Try it with meat lovers' pizza. OTHER: Gold Medal winner at the 2013 Vinalies Internationales in Paris. Comprised of Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca. (VINTAGES panel, undated.) OTHER: Expressive nose of ripe cherries, vanilla and light confection. Positive green notes, refreshing tannins on the palate. Score - 3 Stars (out of 5 (Recommended)) (Decanter World Wine Awards, 2013) Pair with: grilled back ribs, pizza. Drink: 2014-2018. 682591 13.50% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 90/100. April 26, 2014 Best Value Red Wine. Magnificent Meat Pizza Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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