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Wine Picks December 14, 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.


Château d'Aquéria Tavel 2020, Rhône A.C., France: Château d'Aquéria 2020 Tavel is dry, full-bodied Tavel fragrant with sage, lavender, rose petals, dried strawberry and earthy aromas with a soft orange finish on the palate. Produced from mostly Grenache with Clairette, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Bourboulenc and Picpoul added to the mix. Chill and enjoy with grilled salmon . Tavel food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, shellfish, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2021 - 2023 319368 14% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Gabriel Meffre Sainte-Catherine Gigondas 2017, Gigondas, Rhône A.C., France: From the Gigondas, Rhône wine region, Gabriel Meffre Sainte-Catherine 2017 is a full-bodied red wine blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Cinsault. Juicy with red berry, plum, dried herbs, and toasty oak spice flavours on the palate. Pour with a roast leg of lamb. The Gigondas district was awarded Rhône Cru status in 1971, a very coveted designation. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb, roast crown pork and corn niblets, roast Cornish hens and wild rice. Drink: 2021 - 2026 370270 14.5% XD 750 mL $37.95 Score: 93/100. December 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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