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Wine Picks April 1, 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

Edna Valley Vineyard Central Coast Chardonnay 2017, Central Coast, California, United States: A lusciously layered Californian Chardonnay sourced from the Edna Valley where the cooling sea breezes funnel inland. Rich and robust with tropical fruit, ripe red apple, butterscotch, toffee and spicy vanilla flavours creamy on the palate. Fantastic value under $20. Rich Chardonnay pairing made easy with lobster in butter or cold smoked turkey sandwiches. Chardonnay food pairings: scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, pasta with tomato sauce, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2022 984153 13.7% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018, Sonoma Coast, California, United States: This Gavi de Gavi is fragrant on the nose with white florals, ripe yellow apple, lemon-lime zest and nutty aromas. Produced from 100% Cortese wine grapes, vibrant and dry with ripe yellow apple, toasty almond, citrus zest creamy on the palate. Great value under $20. Pair with seafood or chicken Alfredo dishes. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal medallions, roasted pork loin, roasted and braised lamb, chicken stuffed with asparagus and goat cheese, venison burgers. Drink: 2019 - 2023 719435 13.9% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 91/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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