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Wine Picks August 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

Josh Cellars Paso Robles Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Paso Robles, California, United States: A rich and full-bodied Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon. Smoky with ripe dark plum, blackberry, savoury herb and dark chocolate flavours on the palate. Easy to enjoy. Tannins are soft and rounded. Pair with gourmet burgers from the grill. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pork tenderloin, hodge-podge, grilled burgers. Drink: 2017 - 2021 412320 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. August 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Buena Vista The Legendary Badge Petite Sirah 2018, California, United States: An earthy, Petite Sirah with bright red berry and toasty oak spice flavours on the palate. Grown by Buena Vista Winery, this wine is named for Count Agoston Haraszthy, a pioneer Californian winemaker. Pair with grilled meats. Petite Sirah food pairings: grilled meats on the BBQ, bison burgers, grilled vegetables. Drink: 2020 - 2024 545772 14.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. August 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Lightfoot & Wolfville Small Lot Sparkling Chenin Blanc 2016, Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada: This vibrant, zesty small-lot NS bubbly is made from Chenin Blanc. Aromas of green apple and Asian pear. Match it with grilled seafood. Drink: 2020 - 2026 10% D 750 mL $47.83 Score: 91/100. August 2020. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Stoneboat Vineyards Pinot Gris 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: A terrific BC white wine made from the classic Pinot Gris grape. The vines are planted in soil that's permeated with sea rocks. Aromas of white peach, golden apple and pear. Racy acidity for seafood. The wines are 100% made from estate grown fruit. Drink: 2018 - 2022 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. August 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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