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Vintages Release November 24, 2018

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Red Wine

Sister's Run Bethlehem Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: Winemaker Elena Brooks delivers again and again. This is a spectacular Cabernet Sauvignon from the Barossa valley, lots of cassis, black cherry, cedar spice and savoury herbs on this full-bodied and elegant red. The 2017 vintage was awarded Gold at the 2017 Melbourne International Wine Competition. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: hearty meat dishes, hard cheese, braised pork shanks with white beans, sizzling New York strip steaks. Drink: 2018 - 2024 360636 14.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Flat Rock Cellars Riddled Sparkling 2011, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From the Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment wine region, Flat Rock's Riddled is a medium-bodied clean, crisp Blanc de Blancs sparkling white with a creamy bubble on the palate. This Ontario bubbly is made from 100% Chardonnay wine grapes and is fresh, crisp with crunchy green apple and stone fruit, and was named "Riddled" as a tribute to the process of making sparkling wine, especially the traditional ways in Champagne, where bottles were turned periodically, or riddled, as they rested upside down on their lees (sediment) before disgorging that sediment and putting the final big cork in the bottle. Riddled 2011 was awarded a Gold Medal winner at the 2018 National Wine Awards of Canada. Sparkling food pairings: seafood, mushroom risotto, cold chicken sammies. Drink: 2018 - 2020 383315 12.5% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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