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Wine Picks September 17, 2015

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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

Dos Puentes Reserve Malbec 2013, Mendoza, Argentina: A lip-smacking juicy, delicious Argentine red wine made from the country's most iconic red grape, Malbec. Layers of fleshy ripe black plum and blackberry with some smoke. Perfect for grilled pork chops. Drink: 2015 - 2018 14% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. September 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dos Puentes Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Mendoza, Argentina: A full-bodied, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon with aromas and flavours of black plum, cassis and pepper. Very easy drinking. Pair with a juicy steak. Drink: 2015 - 2018 14% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. September 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tini Sangiovese 2013, Emilia-Romagna Doc, Italy: A medium-bodied smooth Italian red wine with lots of acidity. Some dark red fruit. Simple and straight-forward. Pair with cheese pizza. Drink: 2013 - 2016 179432 12% XD 750 mL $8.95 Score: 83/100. September 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Casal Thaulero Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Chieti, Italy: Good value for this price point. This Italian red wine is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. It's smooth and full-bodied with some dark fruit notes. Pair with hamburgers. Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: main courses containing sauces, roasted meat, game, spicy cold cuts and seasoned cheeses.. Drink: 2014 - 2016 621953 13% D 750 mL $6.95 Score: 85/100. September 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Closson Chase Chardonnay 2013, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A perfectly balanced, cool-climate Chardonnay with all elegance and finesse on the palate and long finish. Aromas of toffee, white pear and toasted almond. Pair with seafood in cream sauce. Drink: 2015 - 2020 12.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 91/100. September 2015. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Closson Chase South Clos Chardonnay 2013, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Gloriously rich and full-bodied Ontario Chardonnay from one of the province's best producers. Aromas of hazelnut and butterscotch with green apple brightness on the palate. Loaded with flavour yet light on alcohol. Perfect for roasted chicken or turkey. Drink: 2015 - 2020 12.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 94/100. September 2015. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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