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Wine Picks October 6, 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.

White Wine

Pelee Island Winery Vinedresser Chardonnay 2017, Lake Erie North Shore, South Islands, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From Pelee Island Winery, Vinedressers 2017 Chardonnay is vegan-friendly and produced from sustainably grown grapes from the South Islands, Lake Erie North Shore wine region. Fragrant with ripe apple, pear, quince, lemon zest, nutty, toasty oak and vanilla flavours silky and lithe on the palate. Very nicely done as is the price at $20. Chardonnay food pairings: Poached salmon in a butter sauce, Spaghetti Alle Vongole, Caesar salad, tuna pasta bake, salads topped with mild hard cheese like Edam or Fontina. Drink: 2023 - 2025 492462 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. October 2023. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Anthony Joseph Vidal Reserve Pinot Noir 2019, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Anthony Joseph Vidal Reserve 2019 is a 100% Pinot Noir produced from sustainably-grown grapes sourced from Marlborough, South Island. Beautifully crafted with ripe dark berry, mushroom, fine herbs, violets and nutty flavours, vibrant, supple and silky on the palate. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled lamb, Porchetta, roast chicken. Drink: 2022 - 2024 538900 13.5% D 750 mL $27.95 Score: 92/100. October 2023. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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