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92 Neil Ellis Wines 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Groenekloof, South Africa ($18) Ripe and juicy with generous fruit and lovely texture; elegant, complex and beautifully balanced; bracing, bright and precise with lots of style. VINEYARD BRANDS 90 Pegasus Bay Winery 2009 Riesling, Waipara Valley, New Zealand ($24) Spritzy, full and generous with tangy orange and spice; edgy, crisp and juicy; long and nervy. EMPSON USA 90 Peregrine Wines 2011 Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand ($34) Silky and smooth with bright cherry and tangy acidity; bright and crisp with fine balance and racy style. VINEYARD BRANDS 91 Fairview 2010 Eenzaamheid Shiraz, Paarl, South Africa ($36) Smooth and dense with ripe black cherry and boysenberry; silky, spicy and vivid; long and fresh, balanced and charming. VINEYARD BRANDS 90 Kim Crawford 2012 Small Parcel Spitire Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($26) Smooth, silky and assertively grassy with tropical fruit and gooseberry; crisp, nervy and juicy; long and balanced. CONSTELLATION WINES U.S. 91 Maison Joseph Drouhin 2010 Chablis Vaillons Premier Cru, France ($39) Rich and ripe with power and depth; juicy, tangy and long with vibrant flavors and finesse; balanced, lush and complex. DREYFUS, ASHBY 92 Angove 2010 Shiraz, Warboys Vineyard, McLaren Vale, Australia ($65) Smooth and rich with lovely plum, blackberry and spice; lush texture and vibrant flavors; long and juicy, balanced and lifted. TRINCHERO FAMILY ESTATES VALUE AND BY-THE-GLASS RECOMMENDATIONS 88 Laurent-Miquel 2011 Pére et Fils Pays d'Oc Chardonnay Viognier ($10) Bright and juicy with tangy citrus and racy acidity; clean, nervy and vibrant; fresh, balanced and long. 65% Chardonnay, 35% Viognier. ADVENTURES IN WINE may 2013 / the tasting panel / 69

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