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Wine Picks January 3, 2019

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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

Kaiken Las Rocas Ultra Malbec 2015, Mendoza, Argentina: A big, dark-fruited Argentine red wine. Aromas of blackberries and fleshy black plums. Supple and delicious. Finishes with dark spice and wood smoke. Pair with gourmet hamburgers. Malbec food pairings: roasted lamb, veal dishes, grilled pork chops, cheese. Drink: 2017 - 2020 50849 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. January 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Cloudy Bay Vineyards Ltd Chardonnay 2015, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Cloudy Bay 2015 is a dry, medium-bodied Chardonnay for South Island, Marlborough with pink grapefruit, white florals, pastry and almond paste flavours on the palate. Finishes long and zesty. Chill and pair with grilled shellfish. Chardonnay food pairings: pork tenderloin, roast chicken, pan-fried trout with fresh lemon juice. Drink: 2018 - 2022 359513 14% XD 750 mL $37.95 Score: 93/100. January 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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