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Wine Picks October 10, 2021

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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

Inglenook Rubicon 2017, Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, United States: A blockbuster California red wine with aromas of dark fruit, cigar box, violets and dried herbs. Perfect on its own or with grilled meats. Decant for 1-2 hours. Drink: 2021 - 2030 401349 14.5% XD 750 mL $269.00 Score: 98/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


Delas Saint-Esprit Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2020, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: Delas Saint-Esprit 2020 is a crowd-pleaser Côtes Du Rhône rosé and excellent value under $17. The wine is a bone-dry and vibrant blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault grapes produced in the saignée method of "bleeding" or siphoning off free-run juice after a short maceration on the skins. Brilliant and juicy with flavours of ripe raspberry, strawberry, fresh pear and pepper spice on the palate. Chill and enjoy on its own or pour with a simple charcuterie and cheese platter. Rosé food pairings: summer salads, grilled chicken breast, calamari, grilled white fish. Drink: 2021 - 2023 224964 13% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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