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Wine Picks August 30, 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

Stoneboat Vineyards Rock Opera Pinotage 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: This robust, supple BC red wine is made from 100% estate-grown Pinotage grapes, whose vines were planted in the Black Sage Gravel Bar. The wine was aged 15 months in oak barrels. Only 782 cases produced. Aromas of mocha and dark chocolate on the nose with ripe sweet blackberries on the palate. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2018 - 2021 13.9% D 750 mL $25.00 Score: 89/100. August 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Westcott Lillias Chardonnay 2017, Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely, vibrant Niagara Chardonnay. Pure fruit and minerality with aromas of honey blossom, toasted almond, golden apple. Viscous but not heavy. Racy acidity for halibut or sole. Chardonnay food pairings: pan fired scallops, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, beef bourguignon, pork tenderloin, toasted ravioli served with Alfredo sauce. Drink: 2018 - 2021 425322 12.9% XD 750 mL $20.00 Score: 89/100. August 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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