Here are my top picks from the September 15 Vintages Release. You can also get all 54 of my Best Value Wines and Top Rated Wines for red, white, rose, sparkling and dessert wines that encompass many price points, styles and regions. I’ve also posted my wine reviews for the September 29 release.
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2011 Loosen Bros. Dr. L Riesling, Mosel, Germany
Love it! No better value on the shelf. Lime blossom — gorgeous. Pair with: pesto pasta with grilled shrimp and green peas. Drink: 2012-2016. 599274 8.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 90/100. Best Value White Wine
2010 Luca G Lot Chardonnay, Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina
Loving it! Buttery, generous and giving: perfect boyfriend (wine). Layered and complex yet straight-up (perfect husband). Pair with: stuffed pork roast. Drink: 2012-2016. 167338 14% D 750 mL $27.95 Score: 92/100. Top Rated White Wine
2007 Monte Ory Crianza, Navarra, Spain
An excellent price for this juicy, full-bodied, savoury red bursting with smoky dark red fruit. Pair with: lighter red meats such as veal tenderloin. Drink: 2012-2015. 292011 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. Best Value Red Wine
2009 Henri De Villamont Les Évocelles Gevrey-Chambertin, Burgundy, France
In real estate it’s location, location, location. In wine, it’s increasingly texture, texture, texture. This feels like sliding on a cool silk dress over a sun-warmed body, head first down to angles. It brushes all the senses lightly, teasing and drawing you back to the glass. Satin cherries, some spice and medium- to full weight though never heavy or chafing. Pair with: stuffed veal, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2012-2018. 279042 13.5% XD 750 mL $42.95 Score: 95/100. Top Rated Red Wine
La Marca Prosecco, Veneto, Italy
An excellent price for this crisp and refreshing bubbly! Lime-grapefruit notes with a clean, dry finish. 287987 12.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 87/100. Best Value Sparkling Wine
2003 Roederer Estate L’ermitage Brut Sparkling Wine, Anderson Valley, California
Always a spectacular bubbly: this one is no exception. I find it also over-delivers well above its price point in complexity, depth, quality and overall taste. Superb! Drink: 2012-2016. 183392 12% D 750 mL $54.95 Score: 95/100. Top Rated Sparkling Wine
Torres Floralis Oro Moscatel, Spain
A pure apricot richness unfolds on your palate. Lovely layers of ripe tree fruit and peach preserves. Wonderful after-dinner dessert wine. Drink: 2012-2016. 642173 15% MS 500 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. Best Value Dessert Wine
2008 Inniskillin Riesling Icewine, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
Spectacular! I love the combination of toffeed richness and zesty effervescence. This is a real treat to try this holiday if you’ve never done so (and even if you have). Pair with: crème brûlée. Drink: 2008-2020. 558288 13% S 375 mL $69.95 Score: 93/100. Top Rated Dessert Wine.