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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

Renato Ratti Langhe Brigata Chardonnay 2019, Langhe, Piedmont D.O.C., Italy: From the Langhe wine region, a fragrant toasty Chardonnay with apple pie, baking spice aromas on the nose; ripe pear, pastry, cinnamon, nutmeg, buttery, clover honey, mineral and vanilla flavours that linger on the palate. Very fine and tasty. Pour with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, duck confit, brunch fare, quiches, salads. Drink: 2021 - 2021 17387 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. January 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Ironstone Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Lodi, California, United States: Love this smoky Cabernet Sauvignon from the Lodi. Full-bodied and supple with lots of juicy dark berry fruit, ripe black currant, vanilla and dark chocolate flavour on the palate. A great value, California Cab under $20. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast gamebird stuffed with olives and wild mushrooms, crown roast of pork, lamb casserole. Drink: 2019 - 2025 537597 14.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. January 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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