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Vintages Release July 30, 2022

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Red Wine

Kir-Yianni Diaporos Single Vineyard Xinomavro 2017, Imathia, Macedonia P.G.I., Greece: From Kir-Yianni, Diaporos 2017 Xinomavro has 13% Syrah added to its mix, produced from a single vineyard in the Imathia, Macedonia wine region. A deep, dark violet colour in the glass, the wine is dry, full-bodied, fresh and fleshy with dark plum, blackberry, dark cherry, tobacco, mocha, olive, cedar brush and clove spice. The finish is fruity, with a hint of vanilla and brilliant acidity to match. Tannins are grippy. The wine was aged 16 months in 50% new French oak barrels. It needs a bit of cellar time but If drinking tonight, decant for a couple of hours prior to pouring it with rich, slow braised game meats or meaty beef stews. Xinomavro food pairings: roast Mediterranean lamb, roast chicken, duck, pork tenderloin stuffed with dried apricots en croute. Drink: 2023 - 2044 14131 14.5% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 94/100. July 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Lange Three Hills CuvĂ©e Chardonnay 2019, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: From Willamette Valley wine region, Lange Three Hills 2019 Chardonnay is an elegant, fresh and expressive Chardonnay produced from parcels of grapes across the valley. The grapes were fermented in French oak barrels, concrete as well as stainless steel tanks! Look for fresh white stone fruit, pear, lemon meringue, nutty and subtle spice flavours fresh on the palate. Drink or hold. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled chicken breasts, crab cakes, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2022 - 2024 23665 13.4% XD 750 mL $66.95 Score: 91/100. July 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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