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Wine Picks July 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

Wakefield Winery Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Clare Valley, Limestone Coast, South Australia, Australia: From the Clare Valley wine region, Wakefield Estate 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is amazing value under $20. Fragrant with black currant, mocha, mint, sweet spice, dried tobacco leaf, this wine is dry, full-bodied and smooth with soft tannins and bright acidity for food with a long, ripe blackberry, mint and spicy finish. So good. Pour with game roasts or gourmet burgers from the grill. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: hearty meat dishes, hard cheese, juicy rare steak, barbecued ribs in sauce, hamburger. Drink: 2022 - 2025 744235 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. July 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Thirty Bench Small Lot Wood Post Riesling 2018, Beamsville Bench, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A gorgeous Niagara Riesling with notes of fresh lime, lemongrass and Granny Smith apple. Zesty, juicy and refreshing. Perfect for seafood and vegetarian dishes. Riesling food pairings: fresh spring rolls and plum sauce; clove-studded baked ham; spring pea risotto; lemon chicken; turkey with a dried fruit stuffing; grilled salmon with citrus glaze; bouillabaisse; chicken skewers with lemon thyme walnut pesto. Drink: 2021 - 2028 1081417 10.3% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 95/100. July 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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