Terrific Thanksgiving wines: Niagara Riesling, Australia Chardonnay, Argentina Malbec in the Vintages Release October 1

You can browse all 60 of the best wines and bargain wines that I’ve selected for October 1 that include most price points, styles and regions. There are plenty of picks here for Thanksgiving wines, including some terrific pinot noir and riesling wines from several regions.

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Natalie

2009 Angels Gate Riesling, V.Q.A., Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

Staggeringly great for the price! How did they do it? Floral with lovely ripe white pear and Asian pear notes. Mouth-watering and divine. Pair with: grilled eggplant with a bread crumb/grated parmesan coating, pan-seared sea scallops. Drink: 2011-2015.
$13.95
Score: 89/100
Best Value White Wine

Pair with: grilled eggplant with a bread crumb/grated parmesan coating, pan-seared sea scallops

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2010 Valdivieso Chardonnay Reserva, Leyda Valley, Casablanca Valley, Chile

Nice balance with good mix of pear, green, butter and oak. Full-bodied but not heavy. Great price. Drink: 2011-2014.

$14.95
Score: 88/100
Best Value White Wine

Pair with: chicken in cream-based sauces.


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2008 Yalumba Chardonnay Fdw[7C], Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia

Superb! Hazelnut richness hemmed in by green apple aromas and some butter and smoke. Terrific concentration and full-bodied weight. Wow. FDW means Fine Dry Wine and 7c refers to a special batch of Chardonnay. Drink: 2011-2016.

$23.95
Score: 93/100
Top Rated White Wine

Pair with: lamb curry.

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2009 Le Clos Jordanne Chardonnay Talon Ridge Vineyard, V.Q.A., Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

I can’t help but close my eyes every time after I taste this wine, and often there’s also a purr… which is hard to translate into a tasting note, but soldier on, I must. Buttery, toast almond with white pear and pear. Endless layers and finish. Are you sure we’re not in Meursault, Toto? Drink: 2011-2017.

$40.00
Score: 95/100
Top Rated White Wine

Pair with: pork tenderloin, roast chicken dinner.

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2010 Goats do Roam The Goatfather, W.O., Coastal Region, South Africa

Terrific vibrant peppery red and black berries. Alive and looking for a friendly fight. Full-bodied and smooth. You can’t beat the price. Love the sense of humour. Drink: 2011-2014.

$14.95
Score: 88/100
Best Value Red Wine

Pair with: spaghetti and meatballs with sauce.

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2010 Zolo Malbec Classic Fincas Patagonicas, Mendoza, Argentina

Top me up! You can’t argue with a wine this delicious at this price point … and if you do, you haven’t had enough of it. Rich, full-bodied with luscious blackberry and plum aromas. Yum. Drink: 2011-2015.

$12.95
Score: 88/100
Best Value Red Wine

Pair with: spare ribs, steak fajitas.

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2007 Wolf Blass Cabernet Sauvignon Gold Label, Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia

Superbly made with rich lines of blackberry and blackcurrant and smoky-sigh finish. Nice balance and mouth-watering juiciness. Great price-quality ratio. Drink: 2011-2016.

$27.95
Score: 92/100
Top Rated Red Wine


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2009 Domaine La Millière Vieilles Vignes Michel Arnaud, Prop-Recolt., A.C., Chateauneuf-Du-Pape, Rhone, France

Black cherry liqueur concentration yet incredibly refined. The unbearable lightness of Châteauneuf. Full-bodied and smooth. Perfect for anniversary dinners and celebrations (when you don’t have to drive afterwards). Drink: 2012-2022.

$47.95
Score: 96/100
Top Rated Red Wine

Pair with: cranberry sauce.

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2010 Domaine De Nizas Rose, A.C., Coteaux Du Languedoc, Midi, France


Terrific! Dry and robust with rose petal and raspberries and dried herbs. Fantastic refreshment served chilled. Drink: 2011-2013.

$15.95
Score: 90/100
Top Rated Rose Wine

Pair with: grilled salmon, chicken.

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2006 Royal Tokaji Tokaji Aszu Blue Label 5 Puttonyos, Hungary

Ranked #28 on the 2010 Wine Spectator Top 100 list. Honeyed greatness with blinding fleshy sweet pure fruit essence. Apricot and peach jam. Drink: 2011-2020.


$19.95
Score: 95/100
Top Rated Dessert Wine

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