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Wine Picks September 16, 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

San Pedro 1865 Selected Vineyards Carmenère 2018, Maule Valley D.O., Chile: A terrific, full-bodied, smooth Chilean red wine made from the country's iconic Carmenere grape. Aromas of dark plums and blackberries with some smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Carmenère food pairings: venison, ratatouille, rabbit stew, bison steaks. Drink: 2020 - 2024 249201 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Trius Brut Sparkling, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A crisp, fresh and vibrant Ontario bubbly with aromas of toasted bread, green apple and lime zest. Made using the traditional Champagne method of the second fermentation in the bottle. Pair with shellfish or fried chicken. Sparkling food pairings: poached salmon, sushi, veggie platter, shellfish. Drink: 2020 - 2023 284539 12% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. September 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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