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Wine Picks August 11, 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.

White Wine

Henry of Pelham Chardonnay 2019, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A full-bodied, luscious Niagara Chardonnay with attractive aromas of toasted almond, green apple and freshly baked bread. Balanced. Well-priced. Perfect for lobster in melted butter. Chardonnay food pairings: cream-based pasta dishes, poached trout, spring vegetables like sweet peas and fiddleheads. Drink: 2020 - 2024 291211 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. August 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery Cabernet Rosé 2019, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely, refreshing Niagara-on-the-Lake rose from winemaker Lydia Tomek. The fruit is grown in the Niagara River appellation. The grapes were picked early to preserve freshness and vibrant strawberry flavour. Most of the wine was fermented in Stainless Steel tanks, again for freshness. And about 15% was fermented and aged in French oak barrels for two months. There are lovely aromas of watermelon and strawberry, with juicy acidity to pair this with field greens, ceviche and soft cheeses. Medium-bodied and vibrant. Perfect on its own too. Cabernet Rosé food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, shellfish, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2020 - 2021 11.9% D 750 mL $25.00 Score: 90/100. August 2020. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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