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Vintages Release March 19, 2021

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Red Wine

Doña Paula 1350 Altitude 2017, Tupungato, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: From the Tupungato, Uco Valley, Mendoza wine region, Doña Paula 1350 Altitude 2017 is a medium-plus-bodied 50% Cabernet Franc, 45% Malbec and 5% Casavecchia red wine blend. Fresh and intense on the palate with crushed raspberry, blueberry, savoury herb and dark spice flavours vibrant on the palate. Tannins are structured. Pair with a grilled ribeye steak. Food pairings: turkey, pork chops, roast duck. Drink: 2021 - 2024 17382 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 95/100. March 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Hidden Bench Estate Chardonnay 2018, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From the Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment wine region, the grapes for Hidden Bench 2018 Chardonnay wine grapes were organically-grown on the estate and sourced from the Locust Lane, Felseck and Rosomel Vineyards. Hidden Bench is known for its artisanal, terroir-driven wines. There is a lovely mouthfeel and balance on this full-bodied Chard with ripe apple, spiced pear, lemon curd, vanilla and nutty flavours on the palate. The wine is aged in a combination of concrete egg and French oak barrels and is bottled unfiltered. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled seafood, pork tenderloin, lobster in butter sauce, ravioli in an Alfredo sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2024 68817 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. March 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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