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Vintages Release February 18, 2012

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Red Wine

Budureasca Origini Feteasca Neagra 2007, D.O.C.,-C.M.D., Dealu Mare, Romania: Juicy and full-bodied with black fruit aromas. Feteasca Neagra food pairings: roasted red meats. Drink: 2012 - 2014 263913 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 86/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vignobles David Le Mourre De L'isle Kp Domaine De La Clastre 2010, A.C., Côtes Du Rhône, France: Rustic and straight-forward with notes of black cherry and forest floor. Food pairings: steak, hamburgers. Drink: 2012 - 2014 128124 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Recanati Winery Shiraz 2010, Galilee, Israel: A robust, straight-forward wine with aromas of black frruit. Smooth. Drink: 2012 - 2014 218685 14.3% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 87/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tabor Galil Kp Merlot 2009, Galilee, Israel: Pleasant with notes of black fruit and toasty oak. Full-bodied and smooth. Drink: 2012 - 2014 183517 13.6% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Coppi Peucetico Primitivo 2006, D.O.C., Gioia Del Colle, Puglia, Italy: A terrific, knock it back red with juicy dark berries and some smoke. Perfect for barbecues and pizza night. Primitivo food pairings: pasta in tomato-based sauce. Drink: 2012 - 2014 724674 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Azul Companhia Das Lezírias 2008, D.O.C., Ribatejo, Tejo, Portugal: A full-bodied with black fruit and toasty oak. It's right for the price. Drink: 2012 - 2014 266890 14% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Weinstock Cellar Select Kpm Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Napa Valley, California, United States: Robust, rustic, straight-up pleasure. Chewy layers of black fruit and cedar-smoke. Great price for Napa wine. Decant 2 hours. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: braised meats, meaty pasta dish, pizza. Drink: 2012 - 2014 269811 13.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 87/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Xumek Reserva Malbec Syrah 2009, Zonda Valley, San Juan, Argentina: This robust blend of 60% malbec and 40% syrah offers luscious black fruit and dark spices. Supple and smooth. Drink: 2012 - 2015 265207 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jim Jim (The Down-Underdog) Hugh Hamilton Shiraz 2009, South Eastern Australia; South Australia, Australia: Classic Aussie shiraz with black, almost cooked plums, generous oak and full-bodied heft. Some mint. Tasty! Drink: 2012 - 2015 682005 14.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz 2008, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: Full-bodied with big black fruit... A smoky, dried fruit finish. Luscious layers of flavour. Drink: 2012 - 2015 98392 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Araucano François Lurton Syrah 2009, Lolol Valley, Chile: A superb value and quality for this price point. Full-bodied with fleshy blackberries and some vanilla-smoke on the finish. Syrah food pairings: barbecued back ribs. Drink: 2012 - 2015 269209 14.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. February 2012. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Travignoli Tegolaia Riserva Rufina Chianti 2007, D.O.C.G., Tuscany, Italy: Smooth, pleasant and medium- to full-bodied. Dark berry notes and mouth-watering juiciness. Very food friendly. Drink: 2012 - 2015 232496 13.7% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bodegas Lan Crianza Tempranillo 2007, D.O.C.A., Rioja, Spain: Pleasant, full-bodied, supple red with attractive notes of black fruit. Drink: 2012 - 2015 166538 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Chevalier Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California, United States: Well-crafted and balanced with cassis and blackcurrant. Smoky finish. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled lamb in a warm blackberry sauce. Drink: 2012 - 2016 256776 14.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 88/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kacaba Vineyards Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2008, V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment , Ontario, Canada: Savoury and juicy with a very attractive nose. Dark fruit but not heavy. This wine was aged in barrels for 16 months. Lovely Moroccan spices and just a tiny hint of espresso on the finish. Drink: 2012 - 2015 272146 12.9% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Les Vignerons du Castelas Vieilles Vignes Signargues 2009, A.C., Côtes Du Rhône-Villages, France: A chewy, meaty, savoury wine with rich layers of dark red berries and cedar. Juicy and mouth-watering with a terrific balance. Food pairings: grilled lamb and wild mushroom risotto. Drink: 2012 - 2014 34116 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Galil Mountain Pinot Noir 2009, Galilee, Israel: A smoky pinot with fleshy black cherries that's been given generous oak treatment. Smooth and full-bodied. Pinot Noir food pairings: brisket, prime rib. Drink: 2012 - 2015 121228 14% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 89/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Saronsberg Art Space Shiraz Mourvèdre 2009, W.O., Tulbagh, South Africa: Dark fleshy fruit with a chewy, savoury bite. Full-bodied and supple with layers of pleasure. Amazing price. Shiraz Mourvèdre food pairings: grilled steak, chicken. Drink: 2012 - 2015 263590 14.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. February 2012. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mcmanis Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, California, United States: Mocha, dark chocolate aromas with fleshy dark fruit underneath. Full-bodied, chewy and delicious. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: meat- and cheese-based finger foods. Drink: 2012 - 2015 212126 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pirramimma Shiraz 2009, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Juicy and vibrant with black and purple liqueur aromas and flavours. Full-bodied and ultra-smooth. Yum! Shiraz food pairings: grilled back ribs with a rich sauce, marinated steaks. Drink: 2012 - 2015 987784 14% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 90/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mountadam The Red Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc 2007, Eden Valley, South Australia, Australia: A full-bodied and complex red with great depths of black fruit and some mocha. Long finish. Drink: 2012 - 2017 931105 13.5% XD 750 mL $30.95 Score: 90/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

John Glaetzer John's Blend Margarete's No. 13 Shiraz 2007, Langhorne Creek, South Australia, Australia: Big mint on the nose that's engulfed by a flood of fleshy blackberries on the palate. Quite a pleasant sensation. Full-bodied and luscious. Drink: 2012 - 2016 927657 14.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 90/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Maipo Valley, Chile: An intense and aromatic nose of mint and blackberry with plush fleshy plums on the palate. Nicely balanced with full-bodied goodness. Drink: 2012 - 2016 275594 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Christian Moueix Meritage 2007, A.C., Pomerol, Bordeaux, France: Dry, classic Bordeaux with a blackberrycigar box nose. Tannic so decant for 1-2 hours. This wine will also do well in the cellar for another 3-4 years. Meritage food pairings: pepper steak, prime rib. Drink: 2012 - 2015 903013 12.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Saint-Roch Chimères 2009, A.C., Côtes Du Roussillon-Villages, Midi, France: Rich aromas of raspberry jam and gorgeous layers of flavour. Full-bodied and juicy with a long finish. Terrific value for the money. Food pairings: hamburgers, meat-lovers pizza. Drink: 2012 - 2015 119354 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Piccini Villa Al Cortile Riserva Brunello Di Montalcino 2005, D.O.C.G., Tuscany, Italy: Exceptionally dry with mint on the nose then leather and dried fruit on the palate. Not fruity, but rather dusty. Drink: 2012 - 2017 205724 13.5% D 750 mL $41.95 Score: 90/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

7 Deadly Zins Old Vine Zinfandel 2009, Lodi, California, United States: Dark chocolate nose followed by satin plush black plums and a strong coffee finish. Full-bodied and supple and absolutely yummy. Zinfandel food pairings: hamburgers, meat-lovers pizza. Drink: 2012 - 2015 59311 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clos Du Val Zinfandel 2009, Napa Valley, California, United States: Briar patch underbrush with cedar, wild blackberries and brambleberries. Full-bodied, smooth and supple. Surprising juicy acidity on the palate makes it very food friendly. Zinfandel food pairings: meat-lover's pizza, hamburgers. Drink: 2012 - 2015 590216 14% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Blackstone Winery Winemaker's Select Zinfandel 2009, California, United States: Oh yum! Tasty layers of fleshy blackberries roll across your mouth... This wine makes me smile. Smooth, full-bodied, generous - like a terrific boyfriend. Zinfandel food pairings: grilled gourmet hamburgers, sausages. Drink: 2012 - 2015 26427 13.8% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. February 2012. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hitching Post Hometown Pinot Noir 2008, Santa Barbara County, California, United States: Incredible freshness and vibrancy for a pinot with such high alcohol. Lovely cherries and spices and a long, satisfying finish. This was the winery featured in the movie Sideways ... No wonder Miles was a pinot fan! Pinot Noir food pairings: planked salmon, pate, roast chicken. Drink: 2012 - 2015 256644 14.1% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 90/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Blue Rock Baby Blue Proprietary Red 2008, Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California, United States: Exotic and lovely with forest violet and dark spices. Plush and full-bodied but not heavy. So different from most cabernet blends. Food pairings: steak, hamburgers. Drink: 2012 - 2016 261727 14.5% XD 750 mL $38.95 Score: 90/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

De Bortoli Gulf Station Pinot Noir 2010, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia: Love it! Bright and vibrant with cherry-berry fruit. Medium- to full-bodied and satin smooth. A true hedonist's wine. Drink: 2012 - 2016 15511 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. February 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Champy Signature Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2009, A.C., Burgundy, France: Gorgeous layers of voluptuously rich fleshy cherry-berry fruit. The nose is so aromatic, it'll draw you head-first into the glass. Rich and textured, this is amazing quality for this price point. Buy a case. Pinot Noir food pairings: beef bourguignon, coq au vin. Drink: 2012 - 2015 1149 13.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. February 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rabbit Ranch Pinot Noir 2009, Central Otago, New Zealand: Stunning! Smoky cherries open up to a sensory world of berries and spices. So lovely. Medium-bodied and silky smooth. Pinot Noir food pairings: coq au vin. Drink: 2012 - 2016 55228 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. February 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beronia Reserva Tempranillo 2006, D.O.C.A., Rioja, Spain: Lovely old leather Rioja! Love this style. Dusty and earthy, not fruity. Dry, full-bodied and smooth. Tempranillo food pairings: beef pot roast. Drink: 2012 - 2016 50203 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. February 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot 2009, Napa Valley, California, United States: Ultra-plush red for diehard merlot fans seeking the Platonic ideal of merlot. Fleshy black plums and some smoke wrap themselves around your senses. Slide into this wine and enjoy. Merlot food pairings: bison burgers, steaks. Drink: 2012 - 2016 992529 14.5% D 750 mL $56.95 Score: 91/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hess Allomi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Napa Valley, California, United States: Lovely chewy flavours of mocha, plush plums and berries. So very tasty and happy. Perfect for movie night. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: gorgonzola topped sirloin, grilled veggies, herb-crusted poultry. Drink: 2012 - 2016 906420 14.3% XD 750 mL $33.95 Score: 91/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

d'Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz 2009, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Enticing eucalyptus and blackberry aromas in this full-bodied, smooth red. Sure to please even the most hardened cabernet fan. Drink: 2012 - 2016 984021 14.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 92/100. February 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Champy Beaune Vieilles-Vignes Pinot Noir 2008, A.C., Burgundy, France: More earthy and smoky, less fruity than the other Champy pinot in this release, but no less spectacular. These are amazing wines for the price point: so vibrant and beautifully structured yet medium-bodied liquid silk that slides down ever so easily. There's a lovely hazelnut smoke on the finish. This is my personal favourite and I'll be buying a lot of it. Yay! Pinot Noir food pairings: beef bourguignon, coq au vin. Drink: 2012 - 2018 726406 12.6% D 750 mL $28.95 Score: 92/100. February 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate Cabernet Merlot 2007, Santa Cruz Mountains, California, United States: This wine is a blend of 58% cabernet sauvignon and 42% merlot. It offers a windy tunnel of mint-blackberry aromas that whistle up from the glass. Full-bodied and ultra-concentrated: a true red for hedonists. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: prime rib. Drink: 2013 - 2018 89284 13.7% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 93/100. February 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Landmark Grand Detour Pinot Noir 2008, Sonoma Coast, California, United States: Incredibly plush and cherry-soaked wine with layers of lovely come-back-to-me longing. Full-bodied but not heavy. Ultra-satisfying and seductive. Pinot Noir food pairings: planked salmon, pate, roast chicken. Drink: 2012 - 2016 737890 14.5% D 750 mL $41.95 Score: 93/100. February 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dominus Christian Moueix Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Napa Valley, California, United States: I may not be as exuberant on this wine as some other critics who have rated it 99, however I have to admit, it's pretty darn good. Beautifully sculpted with aromas of cigar box smoke, led pencil, blackberry, blackcurrant and cassis. The overall effect is one of terroir not fruit. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: filet mignon. Drink: 2013 - 2020 212381 14.5% XD 750 mL $145.95 Score: 95/100. February 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Calon-Ségur Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006, A.C., Saint-Estèphe, 3E Cru, Bordeaux, France: One singular sensation of finesse, elegance and refinement. Displays dazzling aromas of blackberry, violets, truffles and woodsmoke. Some dried herbs and cloves on the finish. Gorgeous structure and supple texture. Medium to full-bodied. Drink: 2010 - 2018 564153 13% XD 750 mL $85.00 Score: 93/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Veuve Clicquot Demi Sec Champagne, Champagne, Reims, France: Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin was just 27 when her husband died of a malignant fever leaving her with the winery and an eight-year-old daughter in 1805. Her aggressive export strategy to Russia during the Napoleonic wars earned her the top spot in that market for decades. This particular bubbly has a touch of white peach and tangerine sweetness that makes it perfect for glazed ham and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Champagne food pairings: smoked salmon, cream cheese and bagels. 38307 12.5% M 750 mL $70.00 Score: 92/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis Bouillot Perle D'ivoire Brut Crémant De Bourgogne Blanc De Blancs, A.C., Burgundy, France: A festive bubbly with toasty notes. Great for parties. Drink: 2012 - 2014 48801 12% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 87/100. February 2012. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castell D'olerdola Brut Cava, D.O., Penedès, Spain: A toasty bubbly that's terrific for this price point. Great for parties. Drink: 2012 - 2014 267369 11.4% MD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 87/100. February 2012. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Helfrich Pinot Gris 2010, A.C., Alsace, France: Clean and crisp with a subtle, soft nose of white tree fruit. A touch of sweetness is almost imperceptible with the mouth-watering acidity. Great aperitif. Pinot Gris food pairings: spiced Asian seafood dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2015 141788 12.6% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Principessa Gavia Gavi Vigne Regali Cortese (Gavi) 2010, D.O.C.G., Conegliano Valdobbiadene, Veneto, Italy: Clean and crisp, very pinot grigio. Lime and white grapefruit, no heavy oak. Great aperitif or shellfish companion. Cortese (Gavi) food pairings: lighter fish dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2014 250696 12% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 87/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mahi Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Grassy goodness bursts forth from the glass. Clean and crisp with mouth-watering acidity that refreshes the palate for many dishes. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: barbecued prawns marinated in chili powder and lime juice. Drink: 2012 - 2014 63941 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Backsberg Kpm Chardonnay 2011, W.O., Paarl, South Africa: Generous oak treatment gives this white a robust, smoky aroma and flavour. Some tree fruit on the mid-palate with more toasty oak on the finish. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled salmon, chicken breast. Drink: 2012 - 2015 156661 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 87/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Xumek Chardonnay 2010, Zonda Valley, San Juan, Argentina: Lovely bright peach and pear notes wrapped in toasty vanilla-smoke. Full-bodied and generously layered. Terrific price. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled prawns with mango salsa, chicken empanadas. Drink: 2012 - 2015 265231 14% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. February 2012. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tabali Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Limarí Valley, Chile: Grassy-fresh sauvignon with clean, crisp lines. Come-alive lime and chives... Bring on all sorts of food pairings. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: seafood appetizers, salads, vegetarian dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2014 662999 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. February 2012. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mount Riley Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Lovely balance between the notes of grass, lime, chives and lemongrass. Crisp, ocean-fresh refreshment. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: vegetable lasagna, creamy goat’s cheese. Drink: 2012 - 2014 981670 13% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. February 2012. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mike Weir Winery Riesling 2008, V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada: Mineral-petrol nose with fleshy ripe peach. A touch a sweetness makes this very food friendly. Great mouth-watering acidity. Riesling food pairings: Asian dishes, curries. Drink: 2012 - 2016 229286 11% M 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. February 2012. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Creekside Estate Winery Laura's White 2009, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Lovely and crisp yet there's also a lanolin richness and unctuousness. Bright lemon and lime notes with a creamy voluptuousness. Food pairings: skillet-seared fish, seafood under a squeeze of fresh lemon. Drink: 2012 - 2015 121764 13% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Perrin & Fils Réserve Blanc 2010, A.C., Côtes Du Rhône, France: Lovely! Not too oaky or fruity... Just a delicious blend of earth and sunshine. Full-bodied with layers of Asian pear and a hint of smoke. Food pairings: steamed mussels or clams. Drink: 2012 - 2015 499509 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. February 2012. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dalton Safsufa Vineyard Kpm Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay 2010, Israel, Israel: Lovely! Almost Bordeaux-like in this style of white: lanolin, fresh hay, lemongrass and sunshine. Medium- to full-bodied and mouth-watering. Get out of your same-old white wine rut with this wine. Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay food pairings: lemon-garlic chicken breast. Drink: 2012 - 2015 157008 13% XD 750 mL $15.40 Score: 89/100. February 2012. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

3 Stones Gewurztraminer 2008, Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand: Dry with exotic aromas of nutmeg, lychee and rose petals. Perfect for Asian cuisine. Gewurztraminer food pairings: mildly spiced Indian dish. Drink: 2012 - 2015 262758 13.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. February 2012. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lander-Jenkins Spirit Hawk Chardonnay 2009, California, United States: A lovely chardonnay with tropical fruit and caramelized toffe notes from the oak aging. Full-bodied and round. Tasty! Chardonnay food pairings: grilled white fish with fresh peach compote, pork skewers and a garden salad with lemon-juice dressing. Drink: 2012 - 2015 162651 13.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dowie Doole Chenin Blanc 2011, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: One of the most aromatic and interesting chenin blancs I've tasted. Floral with passion fruit and dried apricot. Love it! Drink: 2012 - 2015 709246 12.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Morgenhof Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2010, W.O., Simonsberg-Stellenbosch, South Africa: Terrific vibrancy! Gooseberry and chives, plus all the other refreshing notes grass and lemongrass. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: grilled calamari, grilled chicken and asparagus. Drink: 2012 - 2014 18507 13.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Signorello Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay 2008, Napa Valley, California, United States: Lovin' it! Rich layers of green apple, hazelnut, smoke and white peach. Full-bodied, deep and complex. Yum! Drink: 2012 - 2015 742692 13% XD 750 mL $51.95 Score: 92/100. February 2012. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bachelder Niagara Chardonnay 2009, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Wow! This is spectacular. Thomas Bachelder did amazing things while he was the winemaker at Le Clos Jordanne, one of my favourite Niagara wineries. Now he's out there again, taking the lead and creating superb wines from different vineyards. This chardonnay is stunning! Lemon luminescence with a core of deep minerality and lightning brightness. Perfectly balanced between a deft hand of oak and generous fruit. Makes me love chardonnay all over again. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken. Drink: 2012 - 2019 271841 13% XD 750 mL $31.95 Score: 94/100. February 2012. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Morning Fog Chardonnay 2010, Livermore, California, United States: A luscious, full-bodied Chardonnay with generous aromas of white peach, toasty oak and almonds. A lovely long finish makes you long for more. Perfect for dinner parties and more casual get-togethers. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled maple glazed salmon, chicken picatta, seafood pasta with saffron cream sauce, roasted pork tenderloin with apple chutney. Drink: 2012 - 2015 175430 13.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. February 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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