May 24 2014 Vintages CatalogueRhone wines from France are the focus of the LCBO Vintages Release on May 24. This is just a sampling of wine ratings, the most quoted Canadian source of reviews in the Vintages Magazine.

You can access the 81 wines that I reviewed for May 24 as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches and the stock for each bottle in their closest LCBO stores.

You can also see my wine reviews for May 10. You can also add my wine picks to their custom shopping list with one click and access that list on their smartphone. This is one of the benefits of becoming a Paid Member. Inventory stock numbers are usually posted online a day or two before the release based on the LCBO doing so.

La Joya No 1 May 24 2014 La Joya 1 (2)La Joya Reserve Viognier 2013
Colchagua Valley, Chile

This aromatic jewel of a wine from Bisquertt Family Vineyards will keep you coming back to the glass to see how it’s unfolding. Exotic aromas of white flowers, baking spices and some white pear. Perfect for… La Joya Reserve Viognier Review and Rating.

May 24 2014 Crios May 24 2014 Crios 2Crios Susana Balbo Dominio Del Plata Torrontés 2013
Argentina

This Argentine gem of a wine introduces itself with lime and apple blossom. Medium-bodied, floral and expressive: it’s so pretty. Perfect for mild and medium curries and spices. The price is simply… Crios Susana Balbo Dominio Del Plata Torrontés Review and Rating.

May 24 2014 Mike WeirMike Weir Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2012
Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Balanced and full-bodied Chardonnay that uses four types of oak for aging. This flavourful Chardonnay is an exquisite expression of Ontario’s wonderful 2012 vintage. Creamy texture, refined and… Mike Weir Barrel Fermented Chardonnay Review and Rating.

May 24 2014 St Supery (1)St. Supéry Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Napa Valley, California, United States

Grapefruit and lime aromas mingle on the nose, then open up to terrific refreshment and mouth-watering acidity on the palate. This isn’t the grassy, herbal style of Sauvignon Blanc… St. Supéry Sauvignon Blanc Review and Rating.

 

May 24 2014 Alta Vista Alta Vista Premium La Casa Del Ray Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Mendoza, Argentina

Wow, this is a full-on red loaded with flavour and character! Aromas of fleshy blackberry, cassis and toasty oak. It’s big, but balanced and cries out for a brontosaurus burger, or another hearty meat dish. Gorgeous dark… Alta Vista Premium La Casa Del Ray Cabernet Sauvignon Review and Rating.