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Wine Picks August 28, 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

Reif Estate Winery Cabernet Merlot 2017, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A robust, lively Niagara red wine that's a blend of Cabernet and Merlot grapes. Terrific price for this quality. Aromas of fleshy ripe black plums and berries on the nose and palate. Pair with grilled meats or a steak. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: Italian-style pastas, grilled meats, pizza, grilled vegetables, stuffed peppers. Drink: 2018 - 2022 565713 13% XD 750 mL $14.75 Score: 89/100. August 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Henry of Pelham Winery Estate Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A smoky, medium-bodied Sauvignon Blanc with bright lemongrass notes. Crisp and fresh with grapefruit aromas on the finish. This wine underwent a cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve its freshness. Pair with seafood, shellfish, salads and other vegetarian dishes. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: lean, white-fleshed fish with mild flavours, oysters, fresh green salads, goats milk cheeses and chicken pates. Drink: 2016 - 2020 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. August 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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