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Wine Picks January 21, 2021

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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

Cave Spring CSV Riesling 2016, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Cave Spring is known for its clean and crisp white wines from the Niagara Escarpment wine region in Ontario. This Riesling, CSV (2016) is a classic with petrol, flint, white flowers and lemon cured. Fantastic acidity with great balance and longevity. Drink now with a pork roast. But, the wine is young right now and could cellar for five years to further develop and marry all of those flavours. It certainly has the fruit and acidity to sustain it. Year after year, Cave Spring is the Riesling Master of Niagara. Petrol, wet stone love. Racy acidity for seafood and anything that pleases your palate. Riesling food pairings: roast chicken, grilled chicken with lemongrass stalk, spicy pasta dishes, turkey. Drink: 201 - 2024 566026 12% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. January 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Carpineto Riserva Chianti Classico 2012, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: The 2012 vintage of the Carpineto Riserva Chianti Classico is dry farmed on hillside vineyards and is a blend of Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes aged in oak casks for 1 year. Gorgeous balance and richness in this signature Chianti Classico. Aromas of sun-dried tomato, dark, tart cherry and earth. Try it with meat dishes involving tomato sauce. Chianti Classico food pairings: pasta in tomato sauce, breaded veal cutlets, stuffed roasted turkey. Drink: 2017 - 2023 47118 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. January 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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