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Wine Picks March 17, 2021

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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

Cassini Cellars The Godfather 2012, Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A gorgeous BC red wine blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Cabernet Franc, 17% Merlot and 8% Syrah grapes. Supple, full-bodied and generously layered with a long finish. Aromas of fleshy ripe blackberries and plums with smoke and toasty oak. Only 150 cases were made. Decant 1 hour. Pair with prime rib. Drink: 2018 - 2025 14% D 750 mL $70.00 Score: 94/100. March 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beronia Gran Reserva 2005, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: This elegant Spanish red wine has rich complexity on the palate and a long finish. It's a blend of traditional Spanish grapes: Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo. The wine was aged for 36 months in French oak barrels. Food pairings: filet mignon, pork tenderloin, pizza, pasta, hard cheese. Drink: 2016 - 2024 940965 14% D 750 mL $37.95 Score: 90/100. March 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château La Gravette Lacombe 2012, Médoc Bordeaux A.C., France: A staggeringly great value for Bordeaux: balanced, full-bodied and from a terrific vintage. Lots of distinction, finesse and attractive black fruit aromas. You simply can't beat the price for Bordeaux. Nope. This is a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, and will benefit from 1-2 hours decanting to open up. Food pairings: roast chicken, cheesy pizza, roast of pork in wine jus. Drink: 2017 - 2022 295808 13.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 91/100. March 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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