Rick's Cellar


White Wine

Ruffino Orvieto Classico 2010, Umbria, Italy Natalie has not yet reviewed this wine. It's listed here for your convenience so that you can find it easily in your local liquor store. 31062 12%  750 mL  $10.95. March 1, 2012 Full Review

Nichol Pinot Gris 2010, Naramata, Okanagan, BC, Canada Natalie has not yet reviewed this wine. It's listed here for your convenience so that you can find it easily in your local liquor store. 13% . March 1, 2012 Full Review

Nichol Pinot Gris 2009, Naramata, Okanagan, BC, Canada Natalie has not yet reviewed this wine. It's listed here for your convenience so that you can find it easily in your local liquor store. 13% . March 1, 2012 Full Review

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Marlborough, New Zealand: So dependably fresh and crisp every year: this is a classic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc! Lovely zesty notes of limes, chives, and gooseberry. Perfect for vegetarian pizza or quiche. Drink: 2011-2014. 316570 11% D 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 88/100. January 14, 2011 Full Review

William Fèvre Chablis 1Er Cru Chardonnay 2008, A.C., Burgundy, France: Vintages Wine Panel: William Fèvre has continued to push the envelope in terms of what it means to be a négociant and vineyard owner. Whether buying up the best lots, making quality wines or growing their own grapes, William Fèvre continues to win critical and customer acclaim. Featuring classic Chablis aromas of green apple, mineral and pear, this vibrant wine demonstrates an impressive harmony between its fruit and acidity. My note: Juicy green apple brightness with zesty mouth-watering action. Classic Chardonnay. Pair with: grilled herbed chicken, pork roast. Drink: 2011-2015. 169805 12% XD 750 mL  $29.95 Score: 90/100. August 6, 2011 Full Review

Red Wine

Marchesi de Frescobaldi Frescobaldi Chianti Rufina Nipozzano Riserva 2006, Tuscany, Italy Natalie has not yet reviewed this wine. It's listed here for your convenience so that you can find it easily in your local liquor store. Drink: 2010-2016. 107276 13%  750 mL  $21.95. March 1, 2012 Full Review

Castello Fonterutoli Chianti Classico 2008, Tuscany, Italy Natalie has not yet reviewed this wine. It's listed here for your convenience so that you can find it easily in your local liquor store. Drink: 2011-0. 244905 13.60% XD 750 mL  $59.95. March 1, 2012 Full Review

CedarCreek Platinum Reserve Meritage 2006, Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada Natalie has not yet reviewed this wine. It's listed here for your convenience so that you can find it easily in your local liquor store. Drink: 2010-2018. 14% . March 1, 2012 Full Review

San Martino Villa Cafaggio Vendemmia 2003, Tuscany, Italy Natalie has not yet reviewed this wine. It's listed here for your convenience so that you can find it easily in your local liquor store. 14% . March 1, 2012 Full Review

Nichol Cabernet Syrah 2007, Naramata Bench, Okanagan, BC, Canada Natalie has not yet reviewed this wine. It's listed here for your convenience so that you can find it easily in your local liquor store. . March 1, 2012 Full Review

Quinta Ferreira Merlot 2008, Oliver, Okanagan, BC, Canada Natalie has not yet reviewed this wine. It's listed here for your convenience so that you can find it easily in your local liquor store. Drink: 2011-2016. 14% . March 1, 2012 Full Review

Nichol Cabernet Franc 2008, Naramata Bench, Okanagan, BC, Canada Natalie has not yet reviewed this wine. It's listed here for your convenience so that you can find it easily in your local liquor store. Drink: 2011-2016. 13% . March 1, 2012 Full Review

Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery Quinta Ferreira Syrah 2008, Oliver, Okanagan, BC, Canada Natalie has not yet reviewed this wine. It's listed here for your convenience so that you can find it easily in your local liquor store. Drink: 2011-2014. . March 1, 2012 Full Review

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Cabernet Franc 2008, Okanagan Valley, BC, VQA, Canada: Juicy and mouth-watering with a full-bodied weight and lovely aromas of cedar forest, black cherries and dark spices. This wine was aged 14 months in oak, which gives it a toasty finish. Pair with: hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2010-2015. 556621 14% D 750 mL  $33.00 Score: 89/100. April 22, 2011 Full Review

Lake Breeze Seven Poplars Merlot 2008, Naramata Bench, Okanagan, BC, Canada Natalie has not yet reviewed this wine. It's listed here for your convenience so that you can find it easily in your local liquor store. 14% . March 1, 2012 Full Review

Gabbiano Sangiovese 2009, Chianti Classico, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A robust, black-cherry rich wine with a savoury underlay of sun-dried tomatoes and toast. Full-bodied and smooth, this red delivers incredible quality and pleasure for the money. Pair with: eggplant parmigiano, meat lovers pizza. Drink: 2010-2014. 78006 12.70% XD 750 mL  $13.95 Score: 88/100. May 8, 2011 Full Review

Mission Hill Family Estate Compendium Cabernet blend 2007, Okanagan, V.Q.A, Canada: This superb blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Cabernet France, 21% Merlot and 5% Petite Verdot offers gorgeous depths of blackcurrant, blackberry, dark spices and smoke. Savoury notes come through as well such as sage, cedar and black cherry. Perfect for dinner parties. Drink: 2010-2018. 776545555601 14% MD 750 mL  $35.00 Score: 94/100. November 6, 2010 Full Review

Quail's Gate Stewart Family Pinot Noir 2006, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada: This pinot is from the estate vineyards on the slopes of Mt. Boucherie. This grape thrives in the rocky volcanic soils. After going through extended maceration where it stayed in contact with its skins for about 20 days, the wine is barrel-aged entirely in French oak for 11 months. A pinot with gorgeous notes of black cherries and earth. A smooth, medium-bodied wine with a silky texture. Pair with: B.B.Q., salmon, asparagus, mushroom risotto. 585760 14% D 750 mL  $24.99 Score: 90/100. April 22, 2008 Full Review

Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2003, Tuscany/Umbria, Italy Natalie has not yet reviewed this wine. It's listed here for your convenience so that you can find it easily in your local liquor store. . March 1, 2012 Full Review

Peller Estates Private Reserve Merlot 2007, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada: Juicy, round and plummy plush with a lovely river of black cherry running through the core. Terrific balance with a pleasing blackberry-infused finish. Pair with: grilled red meats; mushroom based dishes; rich vegetable stews; 1 year old cheddar; duck breast; pheasant; quail; venison burgers; Portobello burgers.. Drink: 2009-2012. 1039546 12.50% D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 88/100. December 1, 2009 Full Review

Sonora Ranch Merlot 2009, Okanagan, Canada: Plummy-rich with dark berry aromas. Smooth and full-bodied with a mocha finish. Drink: 2010-2013. 776545000095 12.50% D 750 mL  $8.49 Score: 86/100. October 4, 2010 Full Review

Sparkling Wine

Dessert Wine

Château des Charmes Estate Bottled Vidal Icewine 2006, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada: A gorgeous elixir of apricots, honeysuckle and peach perserves. Lovely balance and extraordinary length and persistence of flavours. Treat yourself to this wine soon. Pair with: creme brulee or mix with vodka for a decadent martini. Drink: 2009-2012. 565861 9.50% S 200 mL  $25.95 Score: 91/100. January 6, 2010 Full Review