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Wine Picks May 22, 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

The Velvet Devil Merlot 2016, Washington State, United States: The 2016 vintage of this Washington Merlot offers lots of pleasure in the glass. Hailing from a cold climate, this Merlot features aromas of black plum, cassis, blackberry. Pair with grilled pork chops and lamb. Drink: 2018 - 2022 394742 13.5% D 750 mL $18.85 Score: 90/100. May 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Ruffino Sparkling Rose, Italy: A terrific Italian sparkling wine creted from a blend of mostly Glera and a little Pinot Noir. Both are fermented separately, then blended. The winery then uses the charmat method for the secondary fermentation. Aromas of small field strawberries, raspberries and spice. Racy acidity for seafood and shellfish. Drink: 2018 - 2022 632950 11% D 750 mL $21.60 Score: 89/100. May 2018. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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