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Catena Chardonnay 2013, Mendoza, Argentina: This full-bodied white wine has a smoky nose with peach and Asian pear flavours on the palate. Robust, tasty and satisfying. This wine comes from one of Argentina’s leading producers. Perfect for roast chicken or turkey. The grapes for this wine come from 3 vineyards and are whole cluster pressed and aged for 10 months in French barrels. Pair with roast chicken. Drink: 2014-2018. 918805 14% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 27, 2014 Delightful Duck Wine Full Review
Syrah Petit Verdot Rose - Vina Chocalan 2011 2012, Maipo Valley, Chile  13.60%  750 mL  $14.75. March 1, 2012 Full Review
Piñol Ludovicus Tinto 2010, D.O., Terra Alta, Tarragona, Spain: Juicy and full-bodied with playful aromas of purple and black plums. Blueberries, all fleshy, on the palate. Awesome with pizza. Gulp! Drink: 2013-2015. 313791 14% D 750 mL  $13.95 Score: 87/100. March 2, 2013 Best Value Red Wine. Luscious Lamb Wine Full Review
Baron De Ley Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2008, Rioja, Spain: A full-bodied Rioja with great finesse, elegance and length. Love the tertiary aromas of tanned leather, cigar and violets. Mouth-wateringly juicy for a wide range of dishes from lamb to roast beef. Highly recommended. Drink: 2013-2018. 642496 13% D 750 mL  $31.95 Score: 90/100. March 7, 2015 Top Rated Red Wine. Best Beef Wine Full Review

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