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Wine Picks April 13, 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

Frei Brothers Winery Reserve Pinot Noir 2014, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: A silky, seductive Californian red wine made from the so-called heartbreak grape Pinot Noir because it's so difficult to grow and make. Medium-bodied Californian Pinot Noir with dark red fruit, black cherry, spice and toasty oak. Pair with roast chicken. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast quail, veal scaloppini, beef bourguignon, smoked salmon. Drink: 2018 - 2022 91025 14% D 750 mL $28.95 Score: 90/100. April 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Yalumba The Y Series Viognier 2017, South Australia, Australia: A gorgeous smoky Australian white wine made from the Viognier grape. Aromas of golden apple and Asian pear with some tropical fruit notes and honey. Pair with grilled seafood or veal. Viognier food pairings: sautéed diver scallops, chicken, pork, mild curries and spices. Drink: 2017 - 2020 470062 13.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 91/100. April 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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