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Wine Picks June 12, 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.

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Southbrook Vineyards Wild Ferment Cider 2018, Avalon Orchards, Innisfil, Canada: A gorgeous hard cider that's made from organically grown apples. Aromas of freshly picked apples, both Red Delicious and Granny Smith. Pair with field greens or cold cuts. Drink: 2020 - 2021 6% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 90/100. June 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Sperling Vineyards Pinot Noir 2018, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Love this medium-bodied, silky smooth and vibrant Pinot Noir with a cherry, raspberry and pepper spice nose. Medium-plus acidity and food-friendly. Pair with roast duck. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast lamb, grilled veal chops, roast turkey. Drink: 2020 - 2023 382283 12.6% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 93/100. June 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Victoria Park Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, South Australia, Australia: A full-bodied Australian Cabernet with notes of cassis and blackberry. Decant 1 hour and enjoy with a rare steak. Drink: 2019 - 2023 11939 14% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. June 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pillitteri Estates Winery Team Canada Red 2017, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada: A full-bodied blend of Cabernet and Merlot grapes with rich dark aromas of mocha, black plum and dark berries. For every bottle sold, the winery donates $1 to the Canadian Olympic Foundation to support the country's athletes. Pair with grilled meats and thrilling final matches of women's soccer. Team Canada Red food pairings: meat lovers' pizza, hamburgers, grilled sausages, poutine. Drink: 2020 - 2022 13658 13.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. June 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Southbrook Vineyards Bubbly Pét Nat 2018, Beamsville Bench, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely lightly sparkling wine with aromas of baked bread, Asian pear and lemon sunshine. Pair with shellfish. Drink: 2020 - 2022 11768 10% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. June 2020. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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