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Wine Picks May 27, 2020

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Note: This batch of wine reviews is not part of the bi-weekly Vintages Releases. Instead, it's a collection of wines outside the Vintages section in store (general list) or wines sent to me directly from wineries that may not yet be available in liquor stores. Click on the Winery or Wine Agency link to get more info.

Red Wine

Wolf Blass Grey Label Shiraz 2013, Mclaren Vale, Australia: A voluptuous, mouth-filling Australian Shiraz that tastes twice as expensive as it costs = bargain. The grapes are grown in the cool climate of the Mclaren Vale, which results in both freshness and complex depth of flavour. Winemaker Chris Hatcher manages the vineyards for his wines very intensely, even using overhead infrared mapping to determine which soils are best for which grapes, and how much to water or not. Drink: 2015 - 2025 390872 14.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 94/100. May 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Baron de Hoen Réserve Riesling 2018, Alsace Aoc, France: An extraordinary, juicy Alsatian white wine made from the classic Riesling grape. Dry and refreshing with notes of lime zest and lemon citrus. Pair with shellfish. Riesling food pairings: poached salmon with sautéed snap peas and snow peas, Thai seafood noodle salad, butternut squash risotto,. Drink: 2020 - 2024 446427 12% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. May 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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