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Wine Picks July 10, 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

El Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva 2012, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: An elegant Rioja Gran Reserva produced from 90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano with layers of dark plum, red berry, well-integrated oak spice and vibrant acidity for food. Enjoy now and for the next five years. Pair with a Porchetta roast. Food pairings: herbed steaks, Portobello mushroom, chilli, soup, Papas con chorizo. Drink: 2020 - 2026 976811 13.5% XD 750 mL $37.95 Score: 90/100. July 2020. Top Rated 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. July 2020. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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