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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

Torrevento Since 1913 Primitivo 2015, Primitivo Di Manduria, Puglia I.G.T., Italy Drink: 2019 - 2025 597245 14.5% D 750 mL $35.95 September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Richard's Block Pinot Noir 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada Drink: 2015 - 2028 613539 14% D 750 mL $75.00 September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Culmina Family Estate Winery Hypothesis 2015, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada Drink: 2019 - 2025 14.5% 750 mL $46.99 September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Between The Lines Winery Pinot Noir 2016, Four Mile Creek, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada Drink: 2018 - 2020 13% D 750 mL September 2020. 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

Cantine Petrosino Baglio Soprano Perricone 2016, Sicily Igp, Italy Perricone food pairings: Aroma: A dense, full-bodied, concentrated and full wine! Its scent is broad, persistent and with a sensation of red fruit! Ideal for meals based on red meat and game. Drink: 2019 - 2023 107 13.5% MS 750 mL $20.55 September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sacred Hill Pinot Noir 2018, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand Pinot Noir food pairings: game meats, rare roast beef, roast leg of lamb, hard cheeses. Drink: 2019 - 2023 277665 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jackson-Triggs Bourbon Barrel Aged Merlot 2016, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada Drink: 2019 - 2026 10532 14.5% D 750 mL $47.95 September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Strewn Winery LIMITED Home Farm Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Niagara Peninsula, 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 www.strewnwinery.com/Wine-Club 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

Hester Creek Estate Winery Selected Barrels Merlot 2018, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada Selected Barrels Merlot food pairings: Grilled pork tenderloin and charred Okanagan cherries.. Drink: 2020 - 2024 13.8% D 750 mL $17.99 September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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 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

Henry of Pelham Cabernet Merlot 2019, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada Cabernet Merlot food pairings: Mediterranean dishes, pastas and grilled fare. Drink: 2020 - 2023 504241 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 September 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Purcari Negru de Purcari 2017, Moldova Drink: 2020 - 2024 790659 14% D 750 mL $35.00 September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jackson-Triggs Bourbon Barrel Aged Merlot 2018, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada Drink: 2019 - 2026 10532 14.5% D 750 mL $47.95 September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Jaillance Cremant de Loire Rosé, Loire Valley, France 12.5% D 750 mL $19.99 September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Saintly The Good Sparkling Rosé 2020, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada Drink: 2020 - 2023 16767 12.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Saintly The Good Sparkling Rosé 2019, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada Drink: 2020 - 2023 16767 12.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flat Rock Twisted Sparkling 2018, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada Sparkling food pairings: sushi, sashimi, creamy cheeses, charcuterie. Drink: 2020 - 2022 14421 11.5% M 750 mL $24.95 September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

The Organized Crime Wild Ferment Riesling 2018, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada Riesling food pairings: salads, smoked fish, grilled trout, fish tacos. Drink: 2020 - 2025 11952 10.9% MD 750 mL $21.20 September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Upper Bench Estate Winery Pinot Blanc 2017, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada Drink: 2020 - 2022 13% D 750 mL $18.00 September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Church and State Wines Roussanne 2017, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada Drink: 2020 - 2022 13.7% D 750 mL $34.49 September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Between The Lines Winery Reserve Chardonnay 2015, Four Mile Creek, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada Drink: 2018 - 2021 13% D 750 mL $22.00 September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Howling Bluff Estate Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada Drink: 2019 - 2022 14.4% D 750 mL $19.99 September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Church and State Wines Viognier 2017, Okanagan Valley BC V.Q.A., Canada Drink: 2019 - 2023 14.1% D 750 mL $27.59 September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Church and State Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada Drink: 2020 - 2023 11.5% D 750 mL $22.00 September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Vista Lago Chardonnay 2018, Okanagan Valley, British Columbbia, Canada Chardonnay food pairings: fresh crab, lobster or creamy avocado pasta. Drink: 2020 - 2025 13.5% D 750 mL $24.99 September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Benjamin Bridge Tidal Bay 2019, Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada Food pairings: curried shrimp, spicy Asian Fusion dishes, Tempura vegetables, sweet chilli grilled vegetables. Drink: 2020 - 2023 15538 9% S 750 mL $21.95 September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Between The Lines Winery Riesling 2018, Four Mile Creek, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A, Canada Drink: 2020 - 2024 11% M 750 mL $17.95 September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Between The Lines Winery Reserve Chardonnay 2016, Four Mile Creek, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada Drink: 2021 - 2024 13% D 750 mL $22.00 September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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