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Wine Picks August 20, 2020

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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

Inniskillin Niagara Estate Pinot Noir 2019, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Cranberry juicy on the nose and palate. Could there be a better wine for Thanksgiving turkey? Medium-bodied and smooth with lots of racy acidity. Great value. Pinot Noir food pairings: traditional clove studded baked ham, split pea soup, roast turkey, grilled salmon. Drink: 2020 - 2024 261099 12.2% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. August 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Blue Mountain Gold Label Brut Sparkling Wine, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: This crisp and refreshing sparkling wine is a blend of about 60% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and a splash of Pinot Gris grapes, and is designated BC VQA. It spent two years resting on its lees to give it richness and creaminess that challenges the best of N.V. Champagnes. A zesty, refreshing bubbly with vibrant green apple notes. Clean finish. Great price. It offers low alcohol but lots of taste and a persistent mousse. Pair with oysters and mussels. Sparkling Wine food pairings: grilled salmon, lobster thermidore, pulled pork sammies, tacos.. Drink: 2017 - 2022 206326 13% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 93/100. August 2020. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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