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Wine Picks May 14, 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

Château Vincens Origine Malbec 2017, Cahors, Southwest A.C., France: Château Vincens Origine 2017 Malbec is dry, medium-bodied, rich and silky on the palate with layers of ripe blueberry, mulberry, chocolate and ripe tannins. A typical, smooth and sultry Malbec from the Cahors in the Southwest wine region of France and great value as well. Malbec food pairings: pizza (cheese), veal, beef, chicken herb-rubbed roast, hearty soups. Drink: 2022 - 2025 343400 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. May 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Rippon Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Lake Wanaka, Central Otago, New Zealand: From Lake Wanaka, Central Otago, Rippon 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is vibrant and silky with bright green apple, gooseberry, lemongrass, fine herbs finishing on a stony mineral note. Forty per cent of the wine was fermented with wild yeasts in neutral French oak barrels giving the wine a silky, rounded mouthfeel. Chill and enjoy with herbed quiches or flatbreads. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: pan-fried freshwater fish, salads, grilled chicken Dijonnaise. Drink: 2022 - 2028 17588 13% D 750 mL $32.95 Score: 90/100. May 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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