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Wine Picks October 21, 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

Thirty Bench Winemaker's Blend Red 2017, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Lovely layers of ripe cherry, dark and red berries, dried fruit and smoky vanilla flavours on this medium-plus-bodied, juicy Niagara Escarpment Bordeaux-style blend. Produced by winemaker, Emma Garner who won Winemaker of the Year at the 2015 Ontario Wine Awards. Ready to enjoy now. Red food pairings: roast leg of lamb, veal marsala, vegetarian pizza. Drink: 2019 - 2025 320986 13.2% D 750 mL $19.75 Score: 89/100. October 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Other Wines/Drinks

Wayne Gretzky Estates Red Cask Whisky, Ontario, Canada: A superb whisky blend made from Ontario grains and finished in red wine casks from the Gretzky winery which gives it both a toffee note and amber hue. Aromas of vanilla spice and toasty oak. Long, satisfying finish. 541011 40% D 375 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. October 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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