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Wine Picks July 4, 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

Haywire Winery Canyonview Pinot Noir 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A plush, juicy BC Pinot Noir that was "raised in concrete" meaning that it was aged in concrete tanks for 11 months, after being fermented with wild yeasts. This is the fourth vintage of their Canonview Pinot Noir made from grapes planted in a small vineyard overlooking the Trout Creek Canyon. Aromas of fleshy ripe strawberries, cherries and wild berries with some spice. Medium-bodied, juicy and smooth. Pair with veal, grilled chicken and happy gatherings. Drink: 2018 - 2023 13% D 750 mL $45.00 Score: 94/100. July 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery Elisha's Chardonnay 2016, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: This Niagara white wine is made from Chardonnay grapes and is named for winemaker Sue-Ann Staff's great great grandfather Elisha Staff. This wine was aged in French oak barrels. Aromas of freshly baked bread with melting butter, golden apples and almond. Full-bodied and luscious. Pair with roasted chicken and turkey. Drink: 2018 - 2022 12.5% XD 750 mL $20.00 Score: 90/100. July 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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