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Welcome the warmer months with the help of James' latest 100 tasting notes.

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Dandelion VineyardsWine of the Week

Hand-picked and whole bunch-fermented  in open pots, hand-plunged for 12 days; spent 2 years in French oak (80% used, 20% new). Dense, yet vivid, crimson-purple; the powerful full-bodied palate is stacked full of layers of black fruits, licorice and dark chocolate, the tannins ripe and balanced, sustaining the long finish. A cellar special.

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What James is drinkingSalomon Pfaffenberg Riesling 2011

Gruner veltliner is Austria's most important white grape, but riesling has always been grown in the country, and is in an admittedly distant second place. This is based on area under vine, not any reflection of the quality of the two varieties, each of which can produce outstanding wines, not infrequently grown adjacent to each other.

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Sponsored postTwenty top value wines for $20 and under

What we have here are 20 great wines (in no particular order) under $20 (some as low as $12). Each has been rated by James Halliday at 90 points or above. And each is accompanied by tasting notes from James, as well as some words from the winemaker.

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