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Wine Picks April 27, 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

Ara Pathway Pinot Noir 2013, New Zealand: A pleasant, medium-bodied, smooth, easy-drinking New Zealand red wine made from Pinot Noir grapes. Aromas of black raspberry. Soft tannins. Grapes are sourced from closely planted vines and are low yielding on the winery's estate vineyards. Pair with planked salmon. Drink: 2014 - 2017 416230 13% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Gris 2015, Marlborough, New Zealand: A lovely, white floral Pinot Gris with fresh pear and orange zest on the palate and finish. This wine won Silver in the Spiegelau International Wine Competition. Pair with medium spicy dishes for maximum pleasure. Drink: 2015 - 2017 12.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. April 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Nobilo Regional Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough, New Zealand: Love the lime citrus lift and freshness of this New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Lots of gooseberry and chives on the mid-palate and finish. Perfect for shellfish. Drink: 2015 - 2017 415745 12.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. April 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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