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Professor B’s Vintages May 11 Release Recommendations.


This release consists of many wines below $ 20.00, and more than usual roses.

Twenty years ago, rose wines were considered passé, but since 2008 the category has been enjoying popularity.
Vintages buyers are quick to notice trends and fill demand accordingly.

White wines

25th Anniversary Sauvignon Blanc, 2010, Stoney Ridge Winery, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
Pale-straw colour, and brilliant. Medium-bodied, dry and muted gooseberry aromas. You can sip it on its own, or pair it with mild goat’s cheese, or a pizza margarita.
0513705, $ 16.95

Chardonnay, 2011, La Crema, Sonoma County, California
Apple and pear aromas dominate this full-bodied, generous wine. An excellent with roast chicken, or apple or apricot-stuffed roast loin of pork,
0962886, $ 28.95

Campore Fiano di Avellino, 2009, Terredora, Campania, Italy
An elegant and sophisticated wine with appealing fruit aromas, and hazelnut undertones. Superbly balanced with a long aftertaste.
0905596, $ 23.95

Also recommended

Verse 1 Chardonnay, 2011, Brookland, Western Australia
0981126, $ 17.95

Chablis, 2011, Domaine Du Chardonnay, Burgundy, France
0183574, $ 19.95

Cuvee Grand Chaille Sancerre, 2011, Domaine Thomas et Fils, Loire, France
0320242, $ 28.95

Red wines

Cooralook Shiraz, 2010, Yabby Lake International, Victoria, Australia
Deep garnet in colour with a brilliant shine. Aromas of cassis, ripe plumes, and blueberry jams dominate this wine.
Full bodied, deeply flavoured, intense, and powerful with a pleasant and long aftertaste. A wine that punches well above its price.
0262451, $ 19.95

Reserva, 2001, Balbas, Ribera Del Duero, Spain
A blend of cabernet sauvignon, and tempranillo, this superbly crafted wine is fruity with tobacco, leather and cedar undertones Tannins are well integrated with good underlying acidity. Full bodied and elegant.
0085183, $ 20.95

Also recommended

Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Shiraz, 2010, Fowles Wines, Victoria, Australia
0243592, $ 35.95

Shiraz/Viognier, 2011, Domaine Terlato and Chapoutier, Victoria, Australia
0018887, $ 24.95

Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009, Groth, Napa Valley, California
0606517, $ 74.95

Grand Barossa Shiraz, 2010, Chateau Tanunda, Barossa Valley, South Australia
0311365, $ 22.95

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One Comment

  1. I’ll definitely be following your sage advice on the Reserva, 2001, Balbas, Ribera Del Duero, Spain.

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