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Wine Picks April 12, 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

Wyndham Estate Bin 555 Shiraz 2016, South Eastern Australia, Australia: A terrific, full-bodied Australian red wine made from the country's iconic grape Shiraz. Aromas of fleshy ripe black plums and blackberries with toasty oak. Supple, smooth texture. Pair with grilled meats. Shiraz food pairings: hamburgers, roast meats, pizza, cheddar cheese, hamburgers. Drink: 2018 - 2021 189415 14.4% D 750 mL $14.50 Score: 89/100. April 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Weingut R&A Pfaffl Austrian Banana Chardonnay 2017, Niederosterreich, Austria: A fresh, crisp, lively Austrian white wine made from the classic grape Chardonnay. Aromas of peach, and yes, a hint of banana, but not in a sweet sense - more tropical intrigue. Barely noticeable oak. Pair with fresh seafood, shellfish and chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: fish, poultry, veal. Drink: 2018 - 2022 248459 13.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. April 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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