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Wine Picks April 22, 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

Stanners Vineyard Four Mile Creek Pinot Noir 2012, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A superb Prince Edward County Pinot Noir with fleshy ripe cherry and a hint of smoke. Tart cranberry and mocha on the finish. Pair with grilled chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2018 11.5% XD 750 mL $30.00 Score: 89/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Broken Stone Winery Kuepfer Vineyards Pinot Noir 2014, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Lots of sweet cherry-berry aromas and flavours on the nose and palate of this smooth, medium-bodied Prince Edward County Pinot Noir. Round and mouth-filling. Finishes with more sweet berry flavours and some bubblegum notes. Pair with roast chicken or turkey. Pinot Noir food pairings: rich meat dish such as roast lamb, thin crust pizza with Italian sausage or aeoli. Drink: 2015 - 2018 453308 12% D 750 mL $25.00 Score: 88/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stanners Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A beautiful expression of Prince Edward County Pinot Noir. This winery makes two exquisite pinots, this one from the Stanners Vineyard and a second from Four Mile Road Vineyard. Aromas of fleshy ripe cherry and spice with juicy, mouth-watering acidity for fresh seafood. Pinot Noir food pairings: pork tenderloin with wild blueberry sauce. Drink: 2016 - 2018 437368 11.5% XD 750 mL $35.00 Score: 92/100. April 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trail Estate Winery Single Barrel Reserve Pinot Noir 2013, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: This gorgeous Prince Edward County Pinot Noir offers aromas of fresh earth, violets and dark cherry. Complex and balanced with a long finish. Pair with grilled chicken. Drink: 2015 - 2021 13.5% XD 750 mL $35.00 Score: 93/100. April 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Traynor Family Vineyard Alta Red 2013, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada: A pleasant, medium-bodied Prince Edward County red wine with aromas and flavours of cranberry and tart cherry. Smooth with lots of juicy acidity for grilled chicken or planked salmon. Drink: 2015 - 2018 12.7% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Trail Estate Winery 2013, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada: This is a Prince Edward County white wine blend of 90% Riesling and 10% Gewurztraminer. Aromatic and light-bodied with pleasing notes of fresh peach and lemon zest. Pair with seafood. Drink: 2013 - 2017 426841 13.1% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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