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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.

Other Wines/Drinks

Domaine Pinnacle Ice Cider - Cidre De Glace 2014, Eastern Townships, Canada Drink: 2017 - 2024 94094 12% S 375 mL $26.95 August 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2016, Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada Drink: 2019 - 2027 15.5% D 750 mL $49.99 August 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lunessence Merlot 2017, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada Drink: 2018 - 2022 14.5% D 750 mL $25.99 August 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery Blaufränkisch 2017, Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada Blaufränkisch food pairings: Grilled meats. Drink: 2019 - 2023 14.1% XD 750 mL $27.99 August 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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

Pendulum Red Blend 2016, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States Food pairings: roast boar, bison burgers, game sausages. Drink: 2019 - 2024 46300 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 August 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery Summit 2017, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada Drink: 2020 - 20296 17866 14.6% XD 750 mL $59.99 August 2020. 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 21323 12.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. August 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pelee Island Winery Vinedressers Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot 2016, South Islands, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada Drink: 2019 - 2024 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 August 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lunessence Merlot 2018, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada Drink: 2020 - 2023 14.5% D 750 mL $25.99 August 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Peter Lehmann Wines Layers Shiraz Tempranillo Mourvèdre Grenache 2017, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia Drink: 2019 - 2024 138883 14.5% D 750 mL $16.95 August 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave Spring Gamay 2018, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada Gamay food pairings: goat’s cheese appetizers; tomato based pizza or pasta; grilled meats; barbecue chicken; serve lightly chilled. Drink: 2020 - 2024 228569 13% D 750 mL $15.95 August 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

M. Chapoutier Belleruche Grenache Syrah 2019, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France Grenache Syrah food pairings: ribs, grilled meats, pasta sauces, pizza, cheese, hearty stews. Drink: 2019 - 2023 328831 14% D 750 mL $16.95 August 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Culmina Family Estate Winery R&D Red Blend 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada Drink: 2019 - 2024 14% D 750 mL $30.91 August 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Pelee Island Winery Lola Gewürztraminer 2018, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada Drink: 2019 - 2022 618231 12.5% 750 mL $13.95 August 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ferox Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Four Mile Creek, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: summer salads, ceviche, shrimp scampi, sashimi, grilled octopus. Drink: 2019 - 202322 13.4% XD 750 mL $35.00 August 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kellerei Eisacktal Cantina Valle Isarco Aristos Kerner 2018, Valle Isarco, Alto Adige, Italy Drink: 2020 - 2024 8013774026000 14.5% D 750 mL $20.00 August 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Three Dog Winery Dog House White 2018, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada Drink: 2020 - 2022 424689 11% D 750 mL $14.10 August 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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