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Wine Picks December 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.

Red Wine

Cecchi Chianti 2016, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy: A full-bodied Chianti at a nice price. Firm tannins with aromas of sour cherry. It's a blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo and Colorino grapes. This is the fourth largest winery in Tuscany. Decant 1 hour and pair with rare meats. Drink: 2018 - 2022 490144 13% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. December 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dessert Wine

Château La Varière Chenin Blanc 2016, Loire A.C., France: A lovely, luscious, elegant dessert wine that hails from the Loire Valley. Aromas of apricot and peach. Perfect for a fruit flan. Chenin Blanc food pairings: foie gras, blue cheeses, roast Peking duck. Drink: 2018 - 2023 559930 11.8% S 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. December 2018. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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