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Vintages Wine Picks October 2, 2010

White Wine

La Crema Chardonnay 2008, California, United States: Vintages Wine Panel: The vineyards of Sonoma Coast have a long, cool, even-keeled growing season. Fog and winds from the nearby Pacific Ocean moderate temperatures throughout the growing season leading to an ideal slow-ripening process. The autumn is extended and the increased hang time results in highly concentrated aromas and flavours (apple, pear, citrus and vanilla amongst them) and crisp acids. La Crema ages this wine in a combination of both new and seasoned French and American oak for seven months, lending the wine a pretty smoky/oaky flavour. My note: Big, round and lovely with butterscotch, smoke, green apples and peach. Pair with: pork roast, stuffed roasted chicken. Drink: 2010-2013. 962886 13.90% D 750 mL  $29.95 Score: 89/100. October 2, 2010 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia: Dark berries and black plums perfume this wine. Full-bodied goodness and smooth texture. There‚Äôs a lot of hedonistic pleasure here. Perfect for movie night! Drink: 2010-2014. 84996 14.50% XD 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 91/100. October 2, 2010 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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