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Wine Picks November 11, 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.

Sparkling Wine

Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvée Rosé, Marlborough, New Zealand: A lovely persistence of tiny bubbles beading along the sides of the glass in this toasty New Zealand sparkling wine. Aromas of citrus spice and strawberry flan. The chardonnay grapes in this blend come from Hawkes Bay region, while pinot noir grapes hail from Marlborough. Lovely persistence of flavours and bubbles. Crisp, clean finish. A solid value for a sparkling wine: crisp, clean and fresh. Try with fried fish, potato chips, roast turkey and New Year's resolutions. Stock up now for the holidays! Rosé food pairings: charcuterie plate, tempura shrimp and vegetables, vegetarian quiche. 280172 12% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. November 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

San Pedro 1865 Selected Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Maipo Valley D.O., Chile: San Pedro 1865 2019 is a great value Cabernet Sauvignon under $20 from the Maipo Valley wine region. Produced from old vines Cab Sauv. from the Alto Maipo, on the nose this fresh Chilean red is fragrant with dark berry, dark chocolate, cigar box and smoky oak aromas. The wine was aged in oak barrels, 20% new. From a warm vintage, the wine is dry, medium-bodied with blackberry, mulberry, spice, minty and fine herb flavours concentrated and supple on the palate. Pour with a slow-braised beef brisket. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: prime rib, juicy steak, game, rustic bread, turkey. Drink: 2021 - 2024 37911 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 94/100. November 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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