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Closson Chase South Clos Chardonnay 2011, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Very grand cru Burgundy in style. Liquid lovely! This wine is based on meticulate barrel selection of the best chardonnays from various pockets of the vineyards. It's vibrant and alive in the glass with rich aromas and flavours of green apple and butterscotch. The yield was only 1-2 tons per acre further concentrating the wine. Drink: 2013-2016. 215657 12.60% D 750 mL  $34.00 Score: 93/100. September 13, 2013 Top Rated White Wine. Full Review
Mark West Pinot Noir 2011, California, United States: Lovely cherry-berry vibrancy here with perfectly balanced and mouth-watering acidity for food. Supple, satin-textured Californian Pinot in all its glory. Pair with seared tuna, planked salmon or roast chicken or turkey. Drink: 2013-2017. 83329 13.80% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 91/100. August 15, 2014 Top Rated Red Wine. Terrific Turkey Wine Full Review
Beringer Stone Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, California, United States  606798 13%  750 mL  $13.95. July 25, 2008 Full Review
Sterling Vineyards Vintner's Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Central Coast, California, United States: A full-bodied, balanced cabernet with classic aromas of cassis and blackberry. Just the right amount of oak. Easy-drinking yet elegant. Drink: 2012-2018. 56366 13.50% D 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 90/100. October 13, 2012 Best Beef Wine Full Review
La Crema Pinot Noir 2012, Sonoma Coast, California, United States: Fleshy cherry and dark spice with a long, naughty finish. Medium-bodied and satin smooth like lingerie. A supple, smooth red wine with cherry-berry mouth-filling wonder and flavours. Just enough oak for hedonists. Layered yet not heavy. A consistently great producer of classic Californian pinot noir year after year. Love this silky Pinot Noir! It seems to get better every year. Beautiful cherries and field raspberry notes roll in first, then there's fresh earth aromas after a spring rain followed by some baking spices and a long finish. This pinot has been one of my favourites for years. Satin seduction in a glass. Drink: 2012-2015. 719435 13.90% D 750 mL  $31.95 Score: 92/100. September 13, 2014 Top Rated Red Wine. Charming Grilled Chicken Wine Full Review
McManis Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, California, United States: Lovely smoky, mocha, blackberry nose. Mouth-watering acidity on the palate, full-bodied weight. Then a sweet blackberry finish. Drink: 2013-2016. 212126 13.50% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 89/100. May 25, 2013 Best Beef Wine Full Review

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