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Wine Picks January 7, 2023

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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

Viña del Pedregal Kidia Reserve Carmenère 2018, Loncomilla Valley, Pencahue Valley, Maule Valley D.O., Chile: Viña Del Pedregal Kidia 2018 Carmenère is produced from sustainably grown grapes sourced from a single vineyard in Loncomilla Valley, Maule Valley wine region. Excellent value at $17, the wine is dry, medium-bodied with layers of pink florals, blueberry, plum, red berry, chocolate, cracked pepper and baking spices savoury and fresh with food-friendly acidity. Lovely now. Enjoy it with gourmet burgers from the grill. Carmenère food pairings: veal Porterhouse, grilled lamb, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2023 - 2024 24766 14% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. January 2023. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Casale del Giglio Satrico Bianco 2020, Lazio I.G.T., Italy: From the Lazio wine region, Casale Del Giglio Satrico 2020 is a zesty white wine blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Trebbiano brought up in stainless-steel tanks. Super fresh and fragrant with green herbs, green pepper, chives, apple, pear and citrus zest flavours finishing with a mineral kiss, chill and enjoy it with salads or seafood dishes. Bianco food pairings: salads topped with Feta cheese, grilled whitefish dishes, chicken breasts Dijonnaise. Drink: 2023 - 2025 569806 13% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. January 2023. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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