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Vintages Release December 18, 2021

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Red Wine

Domaine Thomson Explorer Pinot Noir 2019, Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand: From Domaine Thomson, Explorer 2019 Pinot Noir is produced from a single-vineyard PN in Central Otago, South Island. Dry, lifted and zesty with ripe dark cherry, red plum, pink florals, spicy and toasty flavours concentrated, supple and long on the palate. Tannins are velvety. Lightly chill and pour with lamb kebabs, or grilled cedar-planked salmon. Pinot Noir food pairings: lamb chops, veal Piccata, roasted root vegetable casserole. Drink: 2021 - 2024 19619 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. December 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Lawson's Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Lawson's Dry Hills 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is a vegan-friendly SB produced from sustainably-grown grapes sourced from a certified sustainable vineyard in the Marlborough wine region. Crafted by Ross and Barbara Lawson who have been grape growers since 1980, and winemakers since 1992. This winery is part of the Family of Twelve, a group of a dozen artisanal wineries, six of which are from the North Island and six from the South Island, that was founded in 2005. Look for herbal-grassy notes, tropical fruit, lime zest and fine herb flavours on this wine balanced with mouth-watering acidity. A juicy SB, briefly barrel-fermented and aged giving the wine a nice mouthfeel, finesse and a harmonious finish. Drink or hold. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: grilled Dijon chicken stuffed with ham and cheese, salads topped with grilled shrimp, fish tacos. Drink: 2021 - 2025 214460 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. December 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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