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Wine Picks May 12, 2022

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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

Fresh Wines Fresh Opportunities Riesling Gewurztraminer, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Lovely sweet peach and field daisy aromas. Straight-up pleasure in a glass. Riesling Gewurztraminer food pairings: spicy thai food, sweet potato fries with chipotle mayonnaise, butternut squash soup. Drink: 2022 - 2024 572156 11% M 750 mL $13.95 Score: 85/100. May 2022. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Laura Hartwig Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Colchagua Valley D.O., Chile: Laura Hartwig 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is an excellent single vineyard Chilean Cab under $17. Dry, medium-plus-bodied with juicy vibrant dark plum, red berry, earthy violet and wild herbs on the palate. Tannins are fine and velvety. Drink or hold. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: prime rib, bison burgers, hard cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2022 13428 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. May 2022. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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