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Vintages Release April 1, 2022

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Red Wine

Viu Manent Single Vineyard San Carlos Malbec 2018, Colchagua Valley, Chile: From the Colchagua Valley, Viu Manent San Carlos 2018 Malbec is produced from a single vineyard which was established more than 100 years ago on the deep and fertile soils. The grapes for this 100% Malbec came from the best sectors of Blocks 5 and 6 at the San Carlos Estate. Fermented in stainless steel tanks and cement eggs, the wine was aged for 16 months with a third in French oak barrels (15% new), 53% in foudre and 10% in concrete eggs. Lovely bright red in the glass, the wine is dry, medium-bodied with bright cherry, plum, blueberry, earthy violets and savoury herb flavours vibrant on the palate. Malbec food pairings: pork long ribs from the grill, veal chops, vegetarian pizza. Drink: 2022 - 2026 23425 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. April 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Valldosera Brut Nature Reserva Cava, Catalunya, Cava D.O., Spain: A non-vintage, brut-nature sparkling Cava from Spain blend of 45% Xarel-lo, 30% Macabeo, 10% Parellada, 10% Chardonnay, and 5% Subirat Parent grapes with 10% of the Xarel-lo grapes barrel-fermented and matured for 2 years. Enjoy now and for the next two years. Cava food pairings: grilled salmon, fish tacos, grilled prawns, quiches. Drink: 2022 - 2024 311738 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. April 2022. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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