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Wine Picks August 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

M. Chapoutier Belleruche Grenache Syrah 2017, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: A deep-ruby, full-bodied and elegant Southern Rhone red blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah with rich flavours of blackberry, red plum flavours on the plate with a lingering flinty mineral finish. Tannins are fine and silky. Grenache Syrah food pairings: ribs, grilled meats, pasta sauces, pizza, cheese, hearty stews. Drink: 2019 - 2021 328831 14% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. August 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trius Gamay Noir 2018, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A full-bodied Gamay with tasty layers of ripe black plums. Smooth and juicy. Pair with grilled veggies and pork chops. Drink: 2019 - 2022 12.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. August 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Peller Estates Private Reserve Gamay Noir 2018, Four Mile Creek, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely cherry-berry ripe Gamay that's smooth and medium-bodied. Lip-smacking delicious! Pair with grilled chicken. Gamay Noir food pairings: grilled salmon, antipasto plate, meaty tomato based pasta, roasted turkey. Drink: 2020 - 2024 444745 12.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. August 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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