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Wine Picks December 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

Wakefield Winery Jaraman Shiraz 2017, Clare Valley, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Deep violet in the glass, Wakefield Jaraman is consistently rich with a mouthful of juicy dark plum, ripe raspberry, dried herb, smoky vanilla flavours and a dark berry compote finish. Tannins are well-integrated and ready to enjoy now with anything from the barbeque. Shiraz food pairings: juicy, grilled rare sirloin steak, hard cheese like Cheddar or Havarti. Drink: 2019 - 2026 377036 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. December 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Chandon Sparkling Rosé, California, United States: This great value in sparkling wine comes from Domaine Chandon, the California arm of Chandon, the producers of Dom Perignon. It is a traditionally crafted wine produced from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and spends 12 months resting on the lees. The result is an elegant wine that delivers the bread-and-toast autolytic notes so beloved in wines produced through the Champagne method. Expect this to be balanced and approachable, with complex red fruit tones. Enjoy with seafood or duck. Sparkling Rosé food pairings: roasted duck, pasta primavera, tapas featuring marinated olives and chorizo, a charcuterie platter. Drink: 2016 - 2020 405555 13% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 92/100. December 2020. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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