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Wine Picks July 27, 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

Mazzei Fonterutoli Chianti Classico 2017, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A lush and full-bodied Chianti Classico produced from mostly Sangiovese with some Merlot. Smooth with dark fruit, dried herbs, ripe cherry, spiced plum and smoky blueberry and citrus zest flavours smooth and savoury on the palate Chianti Classico food pairings: beef roast, grilled T-bone steak, hard Italian cheese. Drink: 2020 - 2034 977629 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. July 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Lakeview Cellars Fumé Blanc 2017, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: The 2017 Lakeview Cellars Fumé Blanc is made from the winery’s best Sauvignon Blanc vines grown in the Niagara Peninsula. Fumé Blanc is another name for Sauvignon Blanc. Fumé means “smoke” and refers to the fog that often engulfs the Loire Valley in France. This wine offers aromas of citrus zest, with a smoky top note from light oak aging. Pair it with smoked salmon and field greens. Fumé Blanc food pairings: grilled seafood, clam vongole, crab cakes with aioli. Drink: 2020 - 2023 11954 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. July 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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