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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

Schug Pinot Noir 2017, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, United States: Love this plushy 100% Pinot Noir from cool-climate Sonoma Coast AVA with grapes sourced from select vineyards in the western portion of Carneros and the Petaluma Gap. Aged in large neutral oak casks and older French oak barrels. Medium-bodied with juicy acidity, bright red fruit, wild herbs, baking spice and salumi flavours on the palate. Pair with a charcuterie platter or lamb kebabs. Very versatile. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast chicken, planked salmon, Margherita pizza. Drink: 2020 - 2025 577221 13% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 92/100. August 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Curvos Loureiro 2019, Vinho Verde D.O.C., Portugal: Produced from 100% Loureiro grapes from the Vinho Verde wine region, with aromas of lime, white florals and ripe peach on the nose. Slightly spritzy and vibrant with white florals, ripe melon and lime-lemon zest flavours that linger on the palate. Chill and enjoy on its own or pair with grilled sardines. Loureiro food pairings: shellfish, seafood, spring salads. Drink: 2020 - 2022 471284 12% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 89/100. August 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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