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Wine Score: Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin

Zinfandel makes a full bodied and cozy wine for cooler weather. With big juicy flavors and plenty of spice, it can stand up to hearty stews and roasts that hit the spot in winter. What’s better than a delicious Zinfandel? How about a high scoring wine that also won a Great Value award for its incredibly friendly price point. At just $15 per bottle and a score of 92 Points, the Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin from Lodi California wine comes highly recommended by our wine judges.

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Benefits Of Entering Ultimate Wine Challenge 2019

ULTIMATE WINE CHALLENGE has set the platinum standard for contemporary wine competitions. Award-winning journalist, author, educator F. Paul Pacult chairs a truly world-class selection of judges, leaders in all aspects of the wine industry. Now accepting entries, all samples are due by April 17th.

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Wine List: 7 Best Portuguese White Wines

Portugal is well known for its red wines of quality and value, but Portugal's white wines also deserve a spotlight. The names of the white wine varieties such as arinto and antao vaz may be unfamiliar, but the flavors are easy to love. With the same value carrying over from the red wine world, most of the high scoring finalist wines are priced between $10-15, making these some of the best values available. Here are the top 7 high scoring Portuguese white wines from Ultimate Wine Challenge 2018.

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wine score: McGuigan The Plan Shiraz

Shiraz, the Australian version of syrah, makes big and rich red wines, often with layers of spicy fruit and velvety textures. The McGuigan The Plan Shiraz 2016 from South Eastern Australia was the top scoring shiraz of 2018’s Ultimate Wine Competition with 92 Points and comes highly recommended by the wine judges.

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