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Wine Picks January 19, 2021

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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.

White Wine

Mount Riley Limited Release Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Love the grassy, gooseberry nose on this vibrant Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand's Marlborough wine region. Vibrant on the palate with fresh melon, green pepper, fine herb and lemon zesty flavours finishing long and mouth watering. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: salads topped with chucks of edam cheese, herbed goat cheese on baguette, grilled shellfish. Drink: 2021 - 2021 447425 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 95/100. January 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Cafaggio Chianti Classico 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A youthful Chianti Classico awarded DOC designation in 1716, though wines have been made there since the 15th century. Produced from 100% Sangiovese wine grapes. Bright and rich with cherry liqueur, raspberry, spicy and savoury herb flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm on this food-friendly red made for a meaty lasagne or pasta dish. Chianti Classico food pairings: hearty stews, fricassee chicken, slow-cooked brisket. Drink: 2020 - 2024 176776 13.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 87/100. January 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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