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Wine Picks August 29, 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

Tawse Winery Inc. Quarry Road Pinot Noir 2015, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A gorgeous, velvet-tongued devil of a Pinot! Rich and luxurious, with layers of satin cherry pleasure. Aromas of tobacco and savoury herbs. Medium-bodied and supple. Pair with veal. Pinot Noir food pairings: braised lamb with mushroom, duck comfit, grilled veal chops. Drink: 2018 - 2022 307686 13% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 93/100. August 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

8th Generation Vineyard Cabernet Merlot 2016, Summerland, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada: Dark, rich and delicious BC red wine blend of Cabernet and Merlot grapes. Aromas of blackberry, black plum, mocha and smoke. Savoury and mouth-watering with a full-bodied weight. Pair with prime rib. Drink: 2018 - 2022 14.2% D 750 mL Score: 91/100. August 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wild Goose Vineyards Merlot 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: juicy, rich and full-bodied BC red wine made from the classic Merlot grape. Aromas of fleshy ripe black plum and dark berries with smoke. Pair with grilled pork chops. Merlot food pairings: grilled steak, barbeque, caramelized vegetables. Drink: 2018 - 2021 14.7% D 750 mL $20.00 Score: 89/100. August 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wild Goose Vineyards Red Horizon Meritage 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A delicious, full-bodied BC red wine with attractive aromas of espresso, dark chocolate, smoke and black fruit on the nose. This is a robust blend of 50% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 32% Petite Verdot grapes. Finishes with flavours of cassis and black licorice. Pair with game dishes. Food pairings: red meat, tomato based pasta dishes. Drink: 2018 - 2022 14.6% D 750 mL $22.00 Score: 91/100. August 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trail Estate Winery Baco Noir 2016, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Only 96 cases made of this gorgeous, savoury, juicy, full-bodied Prince Edward County red wine made from the Baco Noir grape. Wow. I haven't tasted Baco like this before. Exotic with fleshy ripe black plums, tanned leather, dark spice and smoke. Pair with game dishes. Drink: 2018 - 2021 12% XD 750 mL $35.00 Score: 94/100. August 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gray Monk Estate Winery Odyssey Meritage 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A gorgeous, full-bodied BC red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes, all grown in the south Okanagan Valley.Aromas of cassis, blackberry and smoke. So richly layered. Decant 1-2 hours and enjoy with a rare steak. Drink: 2018 - 2022 14% D 750 mL Score: 94/100. August 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Adamo Estate Winery Oaked Willms Vineyard Chardonnay 2015, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Perfectly balanced and bursting with Niagara sunshine, this lovely white wine is made from the classic Chardonnay grape. Toasted almond and golden apple aromas on the nose and palate. So succulent. The vines were planted in 1996 in sandy and stoney soils. Full-bodied with a long finish. A Chardonnay lover's Chardonnay. Pair with juicy roast chicken. Drink: 2018 - 2022 459073 13% XD 750 mL $31.00 Score: 93/100. August 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Adamo Estate Winery Oaked Wismer Foxcroft Vineyard Chardonnay 2015, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: This terrific Niagara Chardonnay is unfiltered, unfined and fermented with wild yeast - just as nature intended ;) Aromas of hazelnut and golden apple with Asian pear and baking spice. Luxurious mouth-feel. Full-bodied with a long finish. Drink: 2018 - 2022 13% XD 750 mL $31.00 Score: 93/100. August 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Adamo Estate Winery Estate Chardonnay 2016, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: This baby needs serious cellar time! It will reward your patience richly. A full-bodied, sumptuous Niagara Chardonnay with aromas of vanilla spice, honeydew, white pear and smoke. Long, long finish. So balanced and lovely. Pair with veal. Drink: 2018 - 2024 13% XD 750 mL $31.00 Score: 94/100. August 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Adamo Estate Winery Frank's Corner Vidal 2017, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely, off-dry Niagara white wine made from the Vidal grape. Aromas of honeydew, apricot blossom and baking spice. Finishes with tropical fruit like pineapple and guava. Pair with glazed ham. Drink: 2018 - 2021 12% MD 750 mL $25.00 Score: 90/100. August 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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