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Vintages Release June 25, 2021

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Red Wine

I Balzi Rosso 2018, Veneto I.G.T., Italy: From the Veneto wine region, I Balzi 2018 is a rich and flavoursome Corvina and Merlot red wine blend with ripe dark and red fruit, chocolate notes and pepper spice flavours on the palate. A perfect BBQ wine to pair with ribs and chicken from the grill. Produced by the Verga family who founded the winery in 1895. Natale Verga is the fourth generation to manage the winery, working with his father Giancarlo and sisters Laura and Cristina. Rosso food pairings: roast chicken, duck confit, veal terrine with olives and pistachio nut, rabbit fricassee. Drink: 2021 - 2025 477075 14% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. June 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Montes Alpha Chardonnay 2018, Casablanca Vineyard, Aconcagua Costa D.O., Chile: Montes Alpha 2018 Chardonnay is a great value and beautifully-balanced dry Chardonnay, crisp with lemon curd, baked apple pie, smoky, rich and full-bodied. Finishes long with bright, food-friendly acidity. Enjoy with a grilled pork tenderloin. Drink or hold. Chardonnay food pairings: barbecued chicken breast, lobster in butter sauce, cheese, pan fried fish. Drink: 2021 - 2023 390203 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. June 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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