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Wine Picks November 7, 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

Aveleda Alvarinho 2017, Minho V.R., Portugal: Aromas of lime and white grapefruit. This zesty northern Portuguese white wine is a Colheita Selecionada or a single vineyard special selection wine from the winery's estate vineyards and made from the mouth-watering white grape Alvarinho in the Minho region of northern Portugal. Medium-bodied with good viscosity. Terrific racy acidity for fresh seafood and shellfish. Alvarinho food pairings: fresh steamed shellfish, grilled sardines, fish tacos. Drink: 2018 - 2022 610295 12% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Thunevin-Calvet Cuvée Constance 2015, Côtes Du Roussillon-Villages, Midi A.C., France: Thunevin-Calvet Cuvée Constance 2015 is an entry-level Côtes Du Roussillon-Villages. A dry and robust red wine blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Carignan aged in concrete tanks to preserve fresh fruit flavours of crushed raspberry, dark berries and in a smattering of black pepper. Food pairings: filet mignon, pepper steak, hard cheeses. Drink: 2018 - 2020 168690 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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