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Vintages Release November 9, 2018

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Red Wine

Montes Alpha Carmenère 2015, Colchagua Valley D.O., Chile: The Carmenère wine grapes for Montes Alpha 2015 were sustainably dry farmed. This Carmenère (aka Merlot) is incredibly concentrated rich and deep with fleshy black plums that you can dive head first into. Just another phenomenal wine from Montes with dark plum, blackberry and dark chocolate flavours on the palate. Carmenère food pairings: wine-braised beef, turkey with heavy sauces, wild boar, bison chilli. Drink: 2018 - 2025 143230 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay 2016, Monterey County, California, United States: This Chardonnay made by Charlie Wagner of Napa Valley fame and was first produced in 2005. Mer Soleil Silver 2016 is a dry, full-bodied, unoaked Chardonnay from Monterey County. On the palate, tropical fruit and ripe orchard fruit come together with a soft citrus, crisp and clean finish. The opaque grey bottle is a nod to the stainless steel and cement tanks in which this wine is fermented and aged rather than oak barrels. Chill and enjoy now with grilled shrimp. Chardonnay food pairings: spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, lobster with melted butter poached whitefish in white wine sauce. Drink: 2018 - 2022 220343 14.8% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. November 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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