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Wine Picks February 10, 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.

Red Wine

Villa Annaberta Wines Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2017, Veneto Doc, Italy: An excellent value for this superb, savoury and meaty Italian red wine with fleshy black fruit and a supple texture and full-bodied weight. Highly recommended. Pair with pepperoni pizza and charcuterie. Drink: 2019 - 2023 378091 14.5% D 750 mL $18.35 Score: 90/100. February 2022. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis M. Martini Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Sonoma County, California, United States: A superb, full-bodied Californian red wine made from the classic Cabernet grape from a well-respected producer. Aromas of ripe blackberry, cassis and smoke. Pair with a rare steak. Drink: 2022 - 2025 292151 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. February 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Piper-Heidsieck Brut Champagne, Champagne A.O.C., France: One of the best values for non-vintage Champagne on the liquor store shelves. Crisp and toasty, robust and muscular. This is a terrific party bubbly for discerning guests. Pair with fried foods or shellfish. 462432 12% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 91/100. February 2022. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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