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Wine Picks June 26, 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

Castaño Hécula Monastrell 2017, Yecla D.O., Spain: A smoky, full-bodied Monastrell with dark cherry, raspberry, savoury spice and cocoa flavours on the palate, Savoury and satisfying with smooth, velvety tannins. Enjoy with a roast of pork. Monastrell food pairings: charcuterie, hard cheeses, pork sausages cassoulet. Drink: 2019 - 2021 718999 14% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. June 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


Château d'Aquéria Tavel Rosé 2019, Rhône A.C., France: A robust Tavel fragrant with wild herbs, lavender, dried strawberry, rhubarb and earthy flavours with a soft orange finish on the palate. Produced from Grenache, Clairette, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Bourboulenc and Picpoul rosé. Enjoy with grilled salmon. Rosé food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, shellfish, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2020 - 2022 319368 14% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. June 2020. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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