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Vintages Release March 1, 2018

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Red Wine

Barone Ricasoli Rocca Guicciarda Riserva Chianti Classico 2014, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: This classic Chianti could use more cellar time, then be sure to decant when you open it for 1-2 hours. Full-bodied with a firm grip. Aromas of dark fruit, sun-dried tomato and dried herbs. Mouth-watering acidity for a wide range of dishes from pasta in tomato sauce to spicy sausages. This wine is a blend of mostly Sangiovese grapes, with a little Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Finishes with baking spices, dried herbs. Pair with game meats, Italian sausage or meats sauces. Chianti Classico food pairings: stuffed roasted turkey, steak topped pizza, pasta in tomato sauce, breaded veal cutlets. Drink: 2016 - 2022 943613 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. March 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Rodney Strong Chardonnay 2016, Sonoma County, California, United States: This luxurious Californian white wine features green apple aromas wrapped in toasted almond. Nice balance. Finishes with vibrant lemon and baking spices. Nice kick of butterscotch and toffee from oak aging. Full-bodied and layered. This would be an interesting pairing with roast veal. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled lobster tail, pork, turkey burgers, beef bourguignon, linguini with clams and fennel. Drink: 2018 - 2022 226936 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. March 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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