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Escorihuela '1884' Estate Grown Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
Readers rated this wine:
Muscular, layered, savoury.
The entire Escorihuela 1884 series has seen a facelift, the new label is more elegant, but not a huge departure from previous vintages.
Blackberry, wild red berries and cola spice aromas are layered with roasted herbs, mocha and violets. It's a muscular red with intensity; it also shows notable balance and structure.
It's a perfect pairing for dense proteins, such as hard cheeses, grilled mushrooms and roasted meats.
Pairs great with Gone Crackers Parmesan & Rosemary
 
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Wine Scores Reviewed - October 27th, 2020
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91 Points
 

770925
UPC Code -7790415130234
Agency: David Herman & Son

Robin Ridge Pinot Noir, Similkameen Valley BC
Readers rated this wine:
Fresh, distinct, earthy.
This small production Similkameen Valley winery is owned by Tim and Caroline Cottrill, who make wine using organic estate fruit.
The 2018 Pinot shows fragrant purple berries and violets, cola spices and bacon fat, hay, saddle leather, vanilla and marmite. Red berry tea, fine spice and cedar flavors line the palate. Distinctly savoury it has a firm finish.
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Wine Scores Reviewed - October 27th, 2020
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91 Points
 

365387
UPC Code -626990155034
Agency: Whistler Tree Wines

Delas Saint-Esprit Cotes-Du-Rhone, Rhoney Valley, France
Readers rated this wine:
Concentrated, supple, delicious.
This Southern Rhone blend of Syrah with Grenache is a consistently delicious red, vintage after vintage; it's freshness is due to fermentation and aging (8 months) in stainless steel vats.
The 2018 expresses black raspberry, cherry twizzler, vanilla, fennel, mocha and cola spice aromas. Sweet berry flavours mimic the nose along with spice and licorice. Great concentration, opulent yet fresh with a bit of texture on the finish.
Classic French Mediterranean cuisine, stuffed veg, aged cheeses, slow roasted meats and hearty tomato based sauces pair well.
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Wine Scores Reviewed - October 27th, 2020
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91 Points
 

915470
UPC Code -3359950178237
Agency: David Herman & Son

Copain 'Les Voisins' Chardonnay, Anderson Valley, California
Readers rated this wine:
Juicy, slick, creamy.
Flying under the Jackson Family Wines umbrella (Kendall-Jackson et al) this Chardy, was sourced from multiple vineyard locations, the Ferrington Vineyard, which comprises the majority of the fruit, incorporates separate lots crafted from the Robert Young and Wente clones. It was barrel fermented and aged in 98% neutral (French 95%, American 3%) oak; 2% was new French.
Golden fruits and toasted nuts, vanilla, browned butter and baking spice aromas lead to a sensual, creamy palate. Slick and concentrated it tasted of apple butter, warm buttered biscuits and toasty spice, which trails on the finish.
Excellent.
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Wine Scores Reviewed - October 27th, 2020
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93 Points
 


Agency: Summit Fine Wines

Palladiano 'Durello' Brut Spumante, Italy
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88 Points
 


Agency: The Drinks List

Tantalus Vineyards Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley BC
Readers rated this wine:
Harmonious, toasted, elegant.
Toasted nuts and creamy yellow apples, honey and lemon meringue, a hint of caramel and cedar. Luscious and honeyed yet fresh and balanced with a toasted spice finish. An all in Chardy, elegant and harmonious.
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Wine Scores Reviewed - October 26th, 2020
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92 Points
 

UPC Code -626990189916
Agency: Not Available

Escorihuela '1884' Estate Grown Syrah, Mendoza Argentina
Readers rated this wine:
Sweet, fragrant, generous
The entire Escorihuela 1884 series has seen a facelift, the new label is more elegant, but not a huge departure from previous vintages.
The Syrah is always a favourite in the lineup and it stays true to that in the 2019. Sweet black raspberry and vanilla, licorice root and violets, plush chocolate and vague salty undertones are expressed on the nose. It has a jubilant palate, fleshy sweet berries, hints of white pepper and mocha. It's still youthful, so there are some edges, but overall it's a balanced wine with notable concentration.
A solid partner for game meats, roasted wild mushrooms, aged cheeses and cheese fondue.
Pairs great with Gone Crackers Olive Oil & Cracked Pepper
 
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Wine Scores Reviewed - October 26th, 2020
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91 Points
 

744532
UPC Code -7790415130258
Agency: David Herman & Son

Grown Wild 'Enchanting White', Okanagan Valley, BC
Readers rated this wine:
Fragrant, lively, modern.
From Mission Hill Family's portfolio and available through their Artisan Wine Shop, this new label is named for the wildflowers that grown between rows in the vineyard, they are the sign of a healthy site.
Wild honey and nougat, lime, peach and apple skin aromas lead to an equally pretty palate that is refreshing with a kiss of sweetness and an lively acidity.
Like its red sibling, this is a quaffable white offering pretty decent value.
Holiday dinners with turkey, mildly spicy cuisines and starters will all pair nicely here.
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Wine Scores Reviewed - October 26th, 2020
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88 Points
 

1642
UPC Code -00776545600714
Agency: Mark Anthony Group

Grown Wild 'Rapturous Red', Okanagan Valley, BC
Readers rated this wine:
Approachable, juicy, modern.
From Mission Hill Family's portfolio and available through their Artisan Wine Shop, this new label is named for the wildflowers that grown between rows in the vineyard, they are the sign of a healthy site.
Raspberry jam and sweet cherries, wild herbs and vanilla, cola spices and licorice aromas lead to a juicy and straightforward palate. Modern and quaffable it trails mocha and toasted spice flavours.
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Wine Scores Reviewed - October 26th, 2020
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88 Points
 

001647
UPC Code -776545600721
Agency: Mark Anthony Group

Chateau d'Antugnac 'La Closerie des Lys 'Les Fruitieres', France
Readers rated this wine:
Value, earthy, dry.
Here's a value pink, born in the Languedoc and made of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrha and Merlot. It's a pale rusty-salmon colour and offers sour cherry muddled with apricot, cedar, tangerine and smoked herbs and fine peppery spices. It is done dry with good freshness and hinting at orange bitters, herbs and smoked paprika flavours on the palate; the texture is silky.
Pair with grilled fish or medium cheeses, hearty summer salads and chicken or turkey dinners.
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Wine Scores Reviewed - October 26th, 2020
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88 Points
 

65116

Agency: The Drinks List