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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

Lan Reserva 2012, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A full-bodied, robust and balanced Spanish red produced from mostly Tempranillo with some Mazuelo. Lots of character here with fleshy blackberry, dried raisin fruit, sous bois, dark chocolate and smoky flavours on the palate. Ready to enjoy now and for the next five years. Food pairings: rack of BBQ ribs, veal Porterhouse, grilled lamb, cheese. Drink: 2020 - 2026 42929 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. July 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Gérard Bertrand Réserve Spéciale Viognier 2018, Pays D'oc, Roussillon I.G.P., France: A lovely, juicy Viognier with floral, honey apricot, ginger aromas on the nose, dry with lemon zest, soft orange, ripe stone fruit and cake spice flavours on the palate. Great acidity for food. Pair with mild and medium curries. Viognier food pairings: grilled shrimp, lobster, crab cakes. Drink: 2019 - 2023 147975 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. July 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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