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Top 5 Saturday Night Sippers

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Monmousseau Vouvray 2010, A.C., Loire, France: Pleasant pear and peach aromas with a medium- to almost full-bodied weight. Lovely texture and richness. Drink: 2012-2015. 271940 11.50% D 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 87/100. May 12, 2012 Full Review
Wither Hills Wairau Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Grassy and herbal with quivering lime vibrancy. Pure, fresh, no oak. Bring me a mega big salad! Drink: 2012-2014. 919514 13% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 90/100. May 12, 2012 Best Value White Wine. Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review
Mount Riley Seventeen Valley Pinot Noir 2009, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Tasty and mouth-watering with a mingling of mocha and dark cherry on the nose and palate. Very fruity with ripe and fleshy berry flavours. Drink: 2012-2015. 694703 14% XD 750 mL  $33.95 Score: 90/100. May 12, 2012 Full Review
Juan Gil White Label De Cepas Viejas Monastrell 2010, D.O., Jumilla, Spain: Deal of the Century! Full-bodied, juicy, savoury and delicious. Loaded with dark wild blackberries and forest-deep cherries and cedar. Oh yum. Drink: 2012-2015. 13656 14.50% XD 750 mL  $12.95 Score: 90/100. May 12, 2012 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2009, Sonoma County, California, United States: You can taste the old vine character in the complexity of this wine. Gorgeously complex with layers of dark red fruit and some smoke. Terrific finish. Drink: 2012-2015. 673798 14.50% XD 750 mL  $23.95 Score: 91/100. May 12, 2012 Full Review

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