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Wine Picks June 5, 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

Ramón Bilbao Limited Edition Crianza 2016, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A rich and full-bodied 100% Tempranillo, lovely on the nose with dark fruit and smoky aromas. Full and lush on the palate with ripe dark fruit, smoke and flinty, mineral flavours on the palate. In the Drinks International magazine Ramón Bilbao was named one of the top 50 in their list of "The World's Most Admired Wine Brands of 2019." Food pairings: grilled game sausage, roast pheasant, rich meaty soups. Drink: 2020 - 2024 547950 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. June 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Schreckbichl Colterenzio Pinot Grigio 2018, Alto Adige D.O.C., Italy: A mouth-watering and vibrant Pinot Grigio from the Südtirol - Alto Adige wine region in Italy. Right up from with lemon-lime zest, lemon-grass and fresh apple aromas on the nose and continued with a light spritz on the palate. Chill and enjoy with fresh-steamed shellfish. Pinot Grigio food pairings: breaded veal cutlets, salad, cheese, poultry, quiche. Drink: 2020 - 2021 293399 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. June 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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