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Wine Picks October 1, 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

Ruffino Il Ducale Pinot Grigio 2018, Friuli D.O.C., Italy: Ruffino Il Ducale 2018 is a fresh and floral Pinot Grigio from the Friuli wine region with white peach, yellow plum and apricot flavours on the palate. Lovely acidity to pair with fried panfish. The Ruffino family's wine story dates back to 1877. Pinot Grigio food pairings: spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, linguini vongole, grilled pork loin. Drink: 2019 - 2021 577999 12.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 87/100. October 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Carnivor Shiraz 2018, South Australia, Australia: A fleshy-ripe, full-bodied Australian Shiraz. Aromas of dark plums and berries with toasty campfire smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2019 - 2023 10717 14.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. October 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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