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Vintages Wine Picks November 13, 2010

White Wine

Schoenheitz Linsenberg Rielsing 2007, A.C., Alsace, France: Vintages Wine Panel: In the 1970s, Henri Schoenheitz rejuvenated these vineyards, devastated by World War II, and created an award-winning operation. This refreshing Riesling is a brilliant yellow. The nose and palate are treated to green apple, citrus and peach, which replay satisfyingly with some mineral notes. There‚Äôs crisp acidity here. My note: Zippy and dry with aromas of peach and white melon. Terrific aperitif. Light to medium-bodied. Pair with: hard cheese, lightly spiced curry. 196618 12.50% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 89/100. November 13, 2010 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Santa Carolina Barrica Selection Petit Verdot 2008, Rapel Valley, Chile: Vintages Wine Panel: One of the lesser-known Bordeaux grapes, Petit Verdot, takes centre stage in this fine Chilean red. Packed with blackberry, dark chocolate, floral and toast notes, this wine is deeply flavourful and satisfying. Enjoy it tonight. My note: terrific quality for the money! Dark, savoury notes of blackberry, cassis and mocha. Full-bodied and dark. Pair with: lamb burgers, braised beef with root veggies. 7484 14.50% D 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 88/100. November 13, 2010 Best Value Red Wine Tied. Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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