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Wine Picks September 25, 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

Prova Cega 2017, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: A robust Portuguese red with dark plum, chocolate, fine dried herb aromas on the nose. dark cherry, red plum, mocha, anise and savoury spice flavours on the palate. Structured dusty tannins. Food pairings: grilled pork sausages, pork ribs. Drink: 2019 - 2022 446054 14% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 88/100. September 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lange Twins Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Lodi, California, United States: A full-bodied Cab with ripe black plum, ripe dark cherry, baking spice and smoky flavours on the palate. Tannins are grippy. Decant one hour and pair with a grilled rib eye steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: gourmet burgers, grilled lamb chops, roast pheasant. Drink: 2020 - 2024 572305 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. September 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Closson Chase Closson Chase Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From Prince Edward County wine region, a medium-bodied, vibrant and smooth Pinot Noir with a mouthful of red plum, bright cherry, mocha, white pepper and earthy notes finishing with characteristic county minerality. Very expressive of its terroir. Pinot Noir food pairings: planked salmon, braised veal chops in red wine, slow-cooked lamb shanks. Drink: 2020 - 2024 145888 12% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 92/100. September 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Strewn Winery LIMITED Home Farm Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Love this! Campfire smoke and dark ripe fruit on the nose and palate. Full-bodied and supple. Pair with barbecued meats. This wine is available exclusively through Strewn's wine club at Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roasted eggplant, fajitas, seafood risotto, roast pork tenderloin.. Drink: 2018 - 2025 13.3% XD 750 mL $40.00 Score: 92/100. September 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Angove Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, South Australia, Australia: This robust, organic Australian red wine is made from the classic Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Aromas of cassis and black current with toasty oak. Pair with a pepper steak. Drink: 2019 - 2021 464743 14% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. September 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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