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Wine Picks November 28, 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

Matua Valley Pinot Noir 2014, Marlborough, New Zealand: A fleshy, voluptuous New Zealand Pinot Noir with racy dark cherry and raspberry aromas. Layers of satin texture on the tongue. Very sensual wine. Pair with planked salmon or roast chicken. Drink: 2014 - 2018 358952 13% XD 750 mL $17.80 Score: 92/100. November 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Harwood Estate Vineyard Merlot 2014, Hillier, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A juicy, plummy, smooth Merlot from Prince Edward County. Nicely ripe and fleshy. This solar-powered winery is literally off the grid and located between Toronto and Kingston, southwest of Ottawa. Pair this wine with grilled pork chops. Drink: 2016 - 2018 13% D 750 mL $29.00 Score: 88/100. November 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Jaillance Cuvée De L'abbaye Brut Crémant De Bordeaux Rosé, Crémant De Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France: A lovely, crisp rose sparkling wine from Bordeaux. Made from 100% Merlot grapes. Aged 18 months minimum in oak barrels. Aromas of raspberry and smoke. Pair with planked salmon. Drink: 2016 - 2019 12.5% XD 750 mL Score: 88/100. November 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Backsberg Kosher Brut Sparkling Wine, Paarl, South Africa: A crisp, melon fresh sparkling wine from South Africa. Vibrant and alive in the glass. This bubbly is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes. This wine is Mevushal and Kosher for Passover. Pair with roast chicken. Drink: 2015 - 2018 12% D 750 mL $23.40 Score: 88/100. November 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Lunessence Winery & Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Muscat 2015, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A fresh, vibrant BC white wine blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Canolli, Viognier, Chardonnay and Semillon grapes. So pretty and aromatic yet ethereal and delicate. Perfect as a chilled aperitif or companion to seafood. Drink: 2015 - 2017 465724 13% D 750 mL $22.00 Score: 91/100. November 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Harwood Estate Vineyard Pinot Gris 2015, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Crisp and fresh Prince Edward County white wine made from the Pinot Gris grape. Aromas of white melon. Nice chilled aperitif or companion to fresh seafood. Drink: 2015 - 2017 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.00 Score: 87/100. November 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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