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Vintages Wine Picks March 5, 2011

White Wine

Fog Head Highlands Reserve Chardonnay 2009, Monterey County, Highland Series, California, United States: Vintages Wine Panel: Tasty, toasty Chardonnay with loads of tropical fruit and citrus aromas. Dry and zippy with lots of fruit on the palate. A nicely balanced, mouth-filling wine. My note: Robust with buttery oak and a hazelnut-infused finish. In the middle, there are green apple notes. Pair with: pan-seared scallops, smoked chicken. Drink: 2011-2015. 158568 14.50% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 89/100. March 5, 2011 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Jean-Pierre Teiss├Ędre Gamay 2009, A.C., Chiroubles, Beaujolais, France: Vintages Wine Panel: Chiroubles is one of the nine Beaujolais Crus that represent the top growing areas within the Beaujolais-Villages region. Jean-Pierre Teiss├Ędre delivers a deliciously fruity and well structured wine, with great berry, spice and a refreshing acidity. Savour this medium-bodied Chiroubles. My note: Very light with a short finish but gloriously happy cherries jubilee dance across your palate. Perfect for dry turkey. A wine to quaff at a picnic and with much laughter. Simple and tasty. Pair with: roasted chicken with rosemary seasoning, turkey. Drink: 2011-2013. 183475 13% D 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 87/100. March 5, 2011 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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