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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.

White Wine

Santo Assyrtiko 2017, Santorini Pdo, Greece: A zesty, vibrant Greek white wine made from the Assyrtiko grape. There's a core of minerality and smoky savouriness that I rarely find combined in a white wine. Racy acidity for shellfish and seafood. Aromas of lime zest. Drink: 2018 - 2021 459032 13.5% XD 750 mL $23.20 Score: 90/100. January 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Mission Hill Family Estate Five Vineyards Cabernet Merlot 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A robust BC red wine blend of Cabernet and Merlot grapes. Aromas of black plums, dark berries and toasty oak. Pair with a rare steak and hearty meat dishes. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: duck, braised beef ribs, pasta with Bolognese sauce, Asiago cheese, or eggplant Parmesan. Drink: 2018 - 2021 145102 13% XD 750 mL $17.45 Score: 88/100. January 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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