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Wine Picks February 28, 2018

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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

Wine with Spirit Bastardo! Red Black Edition 2015, Tejo, Portugal: A supple, savoury, luxuriously rich Portuguese red wine blend of 35% Trincadeira, 35% Touriga Franca and 30% Touriga Nacional grapes. Layers of fleshy black plums and berries with a lick of spice and smoke. Pair with hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2018 - 2022 401975 13% D 750 mL $19.60 Score: 90/100. February 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Michel Chapoutier Les Vignes Bila-Haut Syrah / Grenache / Carignan 2015, CĂ´tes Du Roussillon Villages, France: Another terrific southern French wine from the master winemaker Chapoutier. This is a robust white wine blend of 60% Grenache Blanc, 20% Macabeu, 10% Marsanne and the remainder Vermentino grapes. The grapes for the 2015 vintage of the Cotes du Roussillon les Vignes de Bila Haut Blanc were picked from September 1-15 and fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness. Aromas of white peach and orchard fruit. Terrific acidity or seafood. Medium-bodied. Terrific! Drink: 2018 - 2022 485656 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. February 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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