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Wine Picks January 4, 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

Shannon Ridge Home Ranch Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Lake County, California, United States: Lots of mocha, chocolate, and oak on the nose and palate from generous oak aging. Some black fruit on the mid-palate. Pair with meat lovers' pizza. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled venison steak, bison burgers, rack of lamb. Drink: 2018 - 2024 574327 14.3% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 87/100. January 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Pillitteri Estates Winery Gewurztraminer Riesling 2016, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely floral, spicy Niagara white wine made from the Gewurztraminer grape. Perfect for mild to medium spicy dishes and curries. Gewurztraminer Riesling food pairings: Asian cuisine, seafood, curry. Drink: 2018 - 2021 349126 11.5% MD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. January 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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