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Wine Picks July 22, 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.


Xoxo Mini Rosé, Ontario, Canada: A terrific, refreshing Rosé with aromas of field berries and summer sunshine. Pair with seafood. Drink: 2021 - 2022 16783 11% M 250 mL $3.95 Score: 87/100. July 2021. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Thirty Bench Small Lot Cabernet Franc 2016, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A superb Niagara Cabernet Franc, the best in class. Cool-climate conditions conspire to create a wine of savoury deliciousness, yet with great complexity, layering and lasting finish. Aromas of dark fruit, cedar brush and smoke. Perfect for grilled meats. Drink: 2019 - 2026 14% D 750 mL $75.20 Score: 95/100. July 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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