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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.

White Wine

Reif Estate Winery Reserve Gew├╝rztraminer 2016, Niagara River, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A a lovely, aromatic Niagara Gewurztraminer with attractive aromas of white florals, peach, Asian pear and lychee on the palate. Very Alsatian in style and elegance. Long finish. Pair with medium spices and curries. Gew├╝rztraminer food pairings: baked ham, panko crusted chicken, light flavoured seafood dishes, pork tenderloin.. Drink: 2018 - 2023 360255 13% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. August 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Joel Gott Wines 815 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, California, United States: A breezy, hedonistic hallway of cool mint and fleshy ripe blackberry on the nose of this lovely, aromatic Californian Cabernet. Juicy and savoury with enticing herbs and meaty notes mid-palate. Very intriguing. Full-bodied and smooth with some dark spices on the finish along with cedar brush. Highly recommended. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: chicken cacciatore, beef stew, strong cheeses, Margherita pizza. Drink: 2017 - 2022 444059 13.9% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. August 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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