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Wine Picks December 17, 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

Nino Franco Grave di Stecca Primo Franco Brut Prosecco 2016, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: From the Veneto wine region, Primo Franco Grave Di Stecca 2016 Prosecco is produced by Nino Franco. Made from 100% Glera wine grapes, this bright bubble is light and juicy with a lively mousse of white-fleshed stone fruit, yellow apple, pear, soft citrus zest and creamy notes fresh and foamy on the palate. Drink or hold. Brut Prosecco food pairings: seafood appetizers, Chinese dumplings with a mild hot sauce, salads. Drink: 2022 - 2024 422758 12% D 750 mL $48.95 Score: 93/100. December 2022. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Decoy Limited Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2019, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, United States: From the Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County wine region, Decoy Limited 2019 Pinot Noir is a spicy, vibrant PN from the Duckhorn Portfolio of wines. Look for bright red currant, tart cherry, red plum, dried herbs and toasty oak spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm. Pour with burgers and ribs from the grill. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled chicken breasts, lamb chops, roast duck. Drink: 2021 - 2025 20774 14.2% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 90/100. December 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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