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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.

Red Wine

Colab and Bloom Shiraz 2018, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Wow, what a beautifully rich Shiraz, lush and luxurious on the palate with ripe blackberry, cherry compote, earthy cocoa and nutmeg spice flavours. Mouth filling and elegant. Pour with ribs from the grill. Shiraz food pairings: grilled rib eye steak, lamb chops, rolled roast of veal. Drink: 2021 - 2024 16043 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. January 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Gerard Bertrand Réserve Spéciale Viognier 2018, Pays D'oc, Roussillon I.G.P., France: A lovely, juicy Viognier with floral, honey apricot, ginger aromas on the nose, dry with lemon zest, soft orange, ripe stone fruit and cake spice flavours on the palate. Great acidity for food. Pair with mild and medium curries. Viognier food pairings: grilled shrimp, lobster, crab cakes. Drink: 2019 - 2023 147975 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. January 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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