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Wine Picks January 2, 2016

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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

C. C. Jentsch Cellars Cabernet Merlot 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A full-bodied BC red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes. Notes of black fruit and dark spice. Pair with a rare steak. Drink: 2014 - 2017 626990171584 13.7% XD 750 mL $15.90 Score: 87/100. January 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

L'Acadie Vineyards Prestige Brut Sparkling Wine 2010, Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada: Terrifically toasty with bright green apple fruit and lime. Superbly crafted. Made from the NS white grape l'Acadie Blanc. This wine is aged on its lees for 5 years to add creaminess. Buy a case for all your celebrations, and open a bottle tonight to make it a celebration. Sparkling Wine food pairings: fried chicken, oysters, mussels. Drink: 2011 - 2017 11.5% XD 750 mL $49.00 Score: 90/100. January 2016. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

C. C. Jentsch Cellars Small Lot Series Chardonnay 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A buttery, rich and balanced BC Chardonnay with attractive aromas of vanilla spice from oak barrel fermentation and aging and ripe peach. Prefect for roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: roast turkey. Drink: 2014 - 2017 626990230748 13.4% XD 750 mL $35.95 Score: 88/100. January 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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