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Wine Picks March 16, 2013

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Red Wine

Shafer Relentless Syrah/Petite Sirah Relentless Shafer Napa Valley Valley 2009, Napa Valley, California, United States: I love Shafer as a producer but this wine is very hot due to the high alcohol. It has fleshy black fruit, smoke and spices. Layers of complexity and concentration but the alcohol is hard to take. This is wine is a blend is 82% Syrah and 18% Petit Sirah grapes. Drink: 2014-2017. 247718 14.80% XD 750 mL  $82.95 Score: 91/100. March 16, 2013 Gorgeous Gift Wine Full Review

White Wine

Running Duck Fairtrade Organic Stellar Organic Winery Chardonnay 2012, W.O., Western Cape, South Africa: Lovely butterscotch and green apple notes on the nose and palate. Bit of a matchstick smoke finish. Medium- to full-bodied. This organic wine has just 23 mg/l of free sulphur. Drink: 2013-2015. 149856 14% D 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 87/100. March 16, 2013 Best Value White Wine. Outstanding Organic Wine Full Review

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