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Wine Picks September 9, 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.

Sparkling Wine

Pelee Island Winery Bella Sparkling Pinot Noir Rosé 2018, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A light, pretty blend of Pinot Noir and Auxerrois grapes in this sparkling rose from southwestern Ontario. Notes of field strawberries. Pair with roast chicken. Sparkling Pinot Noir Rosé food pairings: creamy sun-dried tomato fettucine with shrimp, prosciutto wrapped parmesan chicken and raspberry almond tart.. Drink: 2022 - 2023 11597 12% MD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. September 2022. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Mazzei Castello Fonterutoli Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: From Mazzei, Castello Fonterutoli 2016 Chianti Classico is a juicy red blend of 92% Sangiovese, 4% Colorino and 4% Malvasia Nera. Plushy and vibrant on the palate with cherry compote, spiced plum, cinnamon and savoury herb flavours beautifully-balanced and finishing long. Tannins are full and rich. Absolutely lovely and a great cellaring candidate for 10-plus years. Chianti Classico food pairings: grilled steak, beef bourgignon, grilled lamb chops, meaty lasagne, cheesy pizza, grilled sausages, roast Mediterranean chicken. Drink: 2022 - 2035 244905 13.6% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 94/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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