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Wine Picks June 22, 2012

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Note: This batch of wine reviews is not part of the bi-weekly Vintages Releases. Instead, it's a collection of wines outisde the Vintages section in store (general list) or wines sent to me directly from wineries that may not yet be available in liquor stores. Click on the Winery or Wine Agency link to get more info.

Dessert Wine

Henry of Pelham Winery Cabernet Franc Icewine 2010, V.Q.A., Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Liquid loveliness! Life is a glassful of fleshy ripe cherries. Perfect for dessert. Cabernet Franc Icewine food pairings: cheesecake, with (or drizzled over) strawberry-rhubarb crisp, filling in homemade chocolates. Drink: 2010 - 2016 672402 9.8% S 200 mL $39.95 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Optima, Totally Botrytis Affected Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Divine! A heavenly elixir of Garden of Eden peaches and apricots and clementines. Sinfully great. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pear and cranberry upside down cake or soft ripe cheeses. Drink: 2012 - 2022 390328 14% XD 750 mL $29.99 Score: 93/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Fortified Vintage Foch 2009, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: A rich dessert wine loaded with purple plum and prune liqueur aromas and flavours. Mid-way between a ruby and tawny port in style. Foch food pairings: strong cheeses and rich chocolate desserts. Drink: 2012 - 2016 638148 19.6% D 375 mL $22.99 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Riesling Icewine 2007, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: A gorgeous, beautifully scented dessert wine with aromas of apricot preserves, honeysuckle and peach jam. Great finesse and balance! It finishes with aromas of lime drops and longing. Riesling Icewine food pairings: toasted almonds, strong cheeses, lemon custard. Drink: 2012 - 2020 00063657005781 11% S 375 mL $60.00 Score: 94/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Wingara Wine Group Deakin Estate Shiraz 2010, Murray Darling, North West Victoria, Australia: Lots of acidity and juicy black fruit flavours for food. Aromas of dark plums and blackberries. Smooth and full-bodied. Shiraz food pairings: beef brisket with barbecue sauce, short ribs. Drink: 2012 - 2015 560821 13.5% D 750 mL $9.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Southbrook Vineyards Connect Red Cabernet 2011, V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada: A smokey wine with enticing dark fruit aromas. Full-bodied with a terrific acidity balance for many meals. Cabernet food pairings: The fruitiness and moderate alcohol match well with beef or veggies and (Madras) curry.. Drink: 2011 - 2014 249565 12.9% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Southbrook Vineyards Triomphe Cabernet Merlot 2007, V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada: A juicy, succulent red that's vibrantly alive! Plush dark plum aromas with some toast. Richly layered; superbly crafted. I love that it's organic to boot. Drink: 2010 - 2014 621605302070 12.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Caldora Sangiovese 2010, Abruzzo, Italy: Great acidity for a wide range of foods including Italian fare. Aromas of dark red berries and sun-dried tomatoes. Amazing quality and taste for the price. Full-bodied. Decant for 1-2 hours for maximum pleasure. Sangiovese food pairings: rustic pizza, homemade or delivery, spaghetti with meatballs and rich tomato sauce or with an assortment of cheeses. Drink: 2012 - 2015 251017 12.5% D 750 mL $9.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kangarilla Road Shiraz 2009, Mclaren Vale, Australia: Rich, dark and deep with incredible concentration of flavour. Savoury with black fruit flavours and smoke and just hint of mint. Shiraz food pairings: roasted lamb, BBQ beef kabobs, beer can chicken. Drink: 2012 - 2017 212738 14.5% D 750 mL $19.15 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Plunkett Fowles Stone Dwellers Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Strathbogie Ranges, Australia: Cool mint and lusciously rich and ripe blackberries on the nose. Full-bodied, smooth and supple with a long, smoky finish. Very complex and satisfying. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: BBQ steak, venision, pork tenderloin with a seasoned salt rub. Drink: 2012 - 2019 212761 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Union Wine Red Named Varietal Blends-Red 2010, Niagara Peninsula V.Q.A., Ontario, Canada: Terrific value for this supple, medium- to full-bodied red with dark cherry-berry flavours and aromas. This blend of Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Merlot and Gamay Noir grapes would be a crowd pleaser at a party. Named Varietal Blends-Red food pairings: pork tenderloin and ham, mushroom risotto, cottage BBQ steak. Drink: 2012 - 2017 197152 12.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sibling Rivalry Red 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada: A mocha, black plum wine with a tasty, smooth, medium-bodied texture and weight. This is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot. Awesome price. Food pairings: hamburgers on the barbeque, pasta with meat sauce. Drink: 2012 - 2015 126151 13.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beso De Vino Corona de Aragon CDA Old Vine, Villenueva de Huerva Region Garnacha 2010, Carinena D.O., Spain: Smooth and plush with layers of delicious dark fruit. Smoky berries and dried herbs on the finish. Great price! Garnacha food pairings: roast lamb, lamb stew, roast capon with mushrooms. Drink: 2012 - 2016 253591 13.5% D 750 mL $11.70 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dao Sul Sociedad Vitivinicola Berco Do Infante 2009, Vinho Regional Lisboa, Portugal: Generously oaked with smoky aromas that wrap around savoury red forest fruits. Good acidity for food with lots of juicy, mouth-watering action. Full-bodied. Food pairings: barbecued meats, meat lovers' pizza. Drink: 2012 - 2016 253864 13% D 750 mL $8.70 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beso De Vino Beso De Vino Syrah Grenache 2009, Vinho Regional Lisboa, Spain: Smooth, full-bodied and packed with big, luscious purple plums and blueberry flavours. Cries out for a big slab of steak. Breath-takingly low price. Syrah Grenache food pairings: cold cuts, antipasta, savory first courses as well as red meat and cheeses. Drink: 2012 - 2016 231767 13.5% D 750 mL $8.70 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Terre Puglia Luccarelli Primitivo 2010, Igt Puglia, Italy: Big, juicy and smoky with luscious black fruit through the core. Full-bodied and smooth. Staggeringly great price! Primitivo food pairings: savoury first courses, red meat and game as well as mature cheese, maybe best with a wood fired savoury thin crust pizza. Drink: 2012 - 2016 253856 13.5% D 750 mL $9.70 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rocca Delle Macìe Campo Maccione Sangiovese (Chianti) 2008, Morellino Di Scansano Docg, Italy: Juicy and full-bodied with lip-smacking delicious flavours of dark fruit and some smoke. This is a blend of 90% sangiovese, 5% cabernet and 5% merlot grapes. Absolutely terrific value and taste for the money. Sangiovese (Chianti) food pairings: hearty pastas, such as bolognese, savory entrees and roasted meats. Drink: 2016 - 2018 253831 14% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Parisien Pays D'oc Pinot Noir 2009, Languedoc, France: Lovely ruby colour in the glass. Pleasant, silky and medium-bodied with aromas of cherry-berry on the nose. Good value. Drink: 2012 - 2014 265991 12.5% XD 750 mL $12.90 Score: 86/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château des Charmes Estate Bottled Pinot Noir 2008, V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada: Love this big juicy, mouth-watering red that's loaded with tart cherry aromas and flavours. It's not heavy, but it is vibrant. This is an amazing price for pinot noir. Pinot Noir food pairings: Ontario lamb burger right off the grill topped with caramelized onions and C'est Bon chevre. Drink: 2012 - 2017 195511 12% XD 750 mL $14.55 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Baco Noir 2010, Niagara Escarpment, Canada: Juicy and mouth-watering with full-bodied flavours of purple plums and vibrant blueberries. Loaded with berry flavour. Full-bodied and smooth. Baco Noir food pairings: aged cheddar, game meats, beef with horseradish or mustard, spicy food or the startling yet remarkably harmonious pairing of strawberries with black pepper. Drink: 2012 - 2017 270926 13% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 86/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dao Sul Sociedad Vitivinicola Quartetto 2008, Alentejano, Portugal: Full-bodied and smooth with pleasant black fruit aromas and flavours. Incredibly great price. Food pairings: hearty lamb stew, grilled steaks, all-dressed pizza or antipasto with cured cold prosciutto and sopresatta. Drink: 2012 - 2015 253880 13% D 750 mL $8.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery Redcoat Merlot Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, V.Q.A. Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: A juicy chewy blend of lusciously ripe grapes: 60% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Franc, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon. Savoury with black cherry aromas and flavours and purple plums, licorice and anise. A smooth, full-bodied texture and weight with a nice mouth-watering bite for food. Drink: 2012 - 2016 260406 13.1% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sterling Vineyards Pinot Noir 2010, Central Coast, California, United States: Intense and vibrant cherry aromas and flavours. Terrific flavour with medium- to full-bodied weight and a silky smooth texture. Stunningly great price. Pinot Noir food pairings: slow roasted herb-rubbed pork tenderloin, wild mushroom risotto, rosemary encrusted roast lamb. Drink: 2012 - 2017 226571 13.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Painted Rock Estate Winery Ltd. Syrah 2009, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, B.C., Canada: I smell gorgeousness and pleasure on this dark-fruited, toasty red. Plush, dark plums with a black satin texture. This wine was aged in 70% new French oak for 18 months and 25% new American oak. Syrah food pairings: wild game, bison or duck. Drink: 2012 - 2016 130989 13% XD 750 mL $40.00 Score: 95/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Painted Rock Estate Winery Ltd. Merlot 2009, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, B.C., Canada: Loaded with black fruit and smokey aromas and flavours. Full-bodied yet smooth with a savoury, meaty, satisfying mid-palate. A long finish. Merlot food pairings: smoked meats, barbecue and rich, flavourful stews. Drink: 2012 - 2016 512319 14% XD 750 mL $40.00 Score: 91/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Painted Rock Estate Winery Ltd. Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, B.C., Canada: Tastes distinctly of B.C. yet comparable to top-tier Bordeaux (but a fraction of the price). This country is lucky to have a flagship wine like this. Classic aromas of blackberry, cassis and blackcurrant with a judicious use of oak. This wine spent 18 months in 95% new French oak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: charbroiled meats with a peppercorn sauce or a heavier tomato-based stew like ratatouille. Drink: 2012 - 2016 864496 14.3% D 750 mL $40.00 Score: 94/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Finca La Linda Merlot 2009, Argentina, Argentina: Lovely! Ultra-smooth with plush dark plum aromas and flavours. Full-bodied and savoury. Terrific party wine, especially given the price. Drink: 2010 - 2014 229849 13.7% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sonoma Junction Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Sonoma, California, United States: Elegant and balanced yet packed with dark fruit aromas and flavours. Medium- to full-bodied. Great dinner party wine! Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast lamb with rosemary and black pepper corn rub, BBQ steak with grilled vegetables. Drink: 2013 - 2017 218867 13.8% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Calvet Reserve Red Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Bordeaux, France: Savoury, full-bodied with pleasantly bitter notes of tart blackberry and cassis. Cries out for a big steak to keep it company. Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: red meats, game and soft cheeses. Drink: 2012 - 2014 44032 13.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 85/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clos du Soleil Winery Signature 2009, Bc V.Q.A., Canada: Grapes were sourced from the Similkameen and Osoyoos regions and the wine aged aged for 18 months in oak. This is a full-bodied, tannic, rustic red with pleasantly bitter blackberry and blackcurrant notes. With the guidance of Ann Sperling, this winery has the potential to make great improvements. Drink: 2012 - 2029 +618579 14.2% XD 750 mL $39.90 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tyrrell's Wines Moore's Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Southeast Australia, Australia: Surprisingly pleasant acidity. Full-bodied and smooth with luscious dark fruit aromas. Drink: 2012 - 2015 1079118 13% D 750 mL $12.99 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gérard Bertrand Gerard Bertrand Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Midi, France: Rustic, rugged and tasty! Full-bodied with aromas and flavours of black fruit, cedar and smoke. Tart wild blackberries run through the heart of this wine. Decant for 1-2 hours. Great price. Drink: 2012 - 2015 234815 14% XD 750 mL $11.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gran Feudo Edicion Tempranillo 2010, Navarra, Spain: Robust with flavourful black fruit and smoke notes. Good acidity for food. Nice price. Drink: 2012 - 2014 255877 13% XD 750 mL $11.95 Score: 86/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosehall Run Cuvée County Pinot Noir 2009, V.Q.A., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada: Loaded with tart acidity, sour cherry and cranberry aromas. This will literally whet your appetite and it cries out for food. Satin smooth and a lovely medium- to full-bodied weight. Pinot Noir food pairings: beet salad, charcuterie, chicken or turkey (fried, roasted, or grilled). Drink: 2012 - 2014 83432800241 12.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosehall Run Rosehall Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009, V.Q.A., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada: Wonderfully vibrant acidity for food, lots of complexity and tart cherry aromas and flavours. The limestone soils really express themselves in this wine. Pinot Noir food pairings: braised duck breast, roast goose, rabbit pate and terrine, sheep's milk cheeses. Drink: 2011 - 2015 834328002466 12.8% XD 750 mL $39.00 Score: 92/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Los Nevados Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Mendoza, Argentina: Robust with juicy black fruit aromas and flavours a dusting of black pepper. Full-bodied and phenomenal for the price. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: slow-cooked meatloaf, BBQ steak, roast beef, BBQ chicken. Drink: 2011 - 2014 224436 14% D 750 mL $10.95 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bertani Secco Valpolicella Ripasso Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, Molinara 2009, Valpantena, Italy: A vibrant and lip-smacking delicious red with tasty aromas and flavours of red currant and dark berries. Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, Molinara food pairings: red meat and seasoned cheeses. Drink: 2012 - 2015 12443 13% D 750 mL $15.60 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

G. Marquis Vineyards The Red Line Merlot 2009, V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada: Smooth and savoury with a rich, full-bodied weight. Love this style of merlot! Haven't tasted it often in Niagara. There's smoke and some black plum notes on the finish. Amazing price. Merlot food pairings: New York steak, hearty beef or Irish stew, London Broil or classic beef stroganoff, lasagna and mature cheeses. Drink: 2011 - 2017 2753054893 13% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wolf Blass Yellow Label Merlot 2010, Barossa Valley, Clare, Limestone Coast, Australia: Smooth and full-bodied with wonderfully fleshy, savoury dark fruit flavours. Pulls you right into the glass. Great for casual gatherings and dinner parties: a true bridging wine socially. Drink: 2012 - 2015 538637 13.5% D 750 mL $16.55 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Little Penguin Merlot 2010, South Eastern Australia, Australia: Tasty, full-bodied and smooth with juicy black plum notes. Nice price. Some black cherry on the finish. Merlot food pairings: cheeseburgers hot off the barbeque, pulled pork sandwiches or freshly grilled fajitas. Drink: 2012 - 2014 598912 13.5% D 750 mL $10.95 Score: 85/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lindemans Merlot 2010, Southern Australia, Australia: An incredible price for this wine! Enticing aromas of fleshy blackberries and mint on the nose, followed by mouth-filling dark fruit flavours. Just enough toasty oak on the finish. Drink: 2012 - 2015 458679 13.5% D 750 mL $11.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beringer Stone Cellars Merlot 2009, California, United States: Plummy and juicy with loads of dark fruit flavour and character. Forget boring merlot, try this one. Perfect for pizza night. Merlot food pairings: roast chicken, lasagna or pizza and pasta. Drink: 2012 - 2015 462473 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sledgehammmer Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, California, North Coast, United States: Lovely richness and texture with mocha-cappuccino on the nose. This followed by mouth-filling black plum, clove and black cherry that spans out on the palate like a peacock tail. Full-bodied and satisfying: nothing at all like getting hit over the head with sledgehammer. Drink: 2012 - 2015 238733 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tini Sangiovese 2010, Emilia-Romagna Doc, Italy: Medium- to full-bodied, smooth with dark red fruit aromas and flavours. Touch of oak. Good food wine (mouth-watering) at a great price. Drink: 2012 - 2014 179432 12% XD 750 mL $8.95 Score: 85/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tenuta Poggio Verrano 2006, Maremma Toscana Igt, Italy: Mint and blackberry dance on the nose and tickle the senses before they are fully enveloped in the cassis tide of pleasure on the palate. Lovely acidity for food. Drink: 2012 - 2018 107383 14% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Finca La Linda Syrah 2008, Argentina, Argentina: A big, robust full-bodied red with enticing aromas of mocha, smoke and black plums on the nose. Luscious and yummy. This wine was aged three months in American oak. Drink: 2010 - 2014 223651 13.3% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Silver Point Pinot Noir 2010, New Zealand, New Zealand: Fantastic pinot at an incredible price! Soft and luscious with a medium body. Bursting with ripe cherry flavours. Ultra-smooth and seductive. Terrific acidity for food and gentle oaking. Drink: 2012 - 2015 226605 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Frisky Zebras Seductive Shiraz 2011, South Africa, South Africa: Dark chocolate and mocha on the nose from oak aging followed by supple black plums aromas and flavours. Terrific for the money. Drink: 2012 - 2014 237644 14% D 750 mL $9.95 Score: 86/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poplar Grove Winery Merlot 2007, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Black plum nose with a savoury bite on the palate. Full-bodied and smooth with cassis and black cherry on the finish. Yum! Merlot food pairings: grilled flank steak with tarragon aioli. Drink: 2011 - 2019 873422 15% D 750 mL $25.00 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poplar Grove Winery Cabernet Franc 2007, Okanagan Valley, BC V.Q.A., Canada: Rich and savoury with a mocha-espresso nose. Gorgeous texture with aromas and flavours of dark chocolate and black cherry. Top me up please. Cabernet Franc food pairings: slow roasted rack of lamb with herbs de provence. Drink: 2012 - 2018 626990169680 13.5% D 750 mL $35.95 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poplar Grove Winery The Legacy 2006, Okanagan Valley, Canada: Just a baby: leave this one in the cellar as it's got awesome potential! A towering, massive wine that's a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Big black fruit and smoke with a long finish. Wow. The Legacy food pairings: braised beef short ribs with red wine reduction. Drink: 2011 - 2025 674580 14.8% D 750 mL $35.00 Score: 93/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Summit Vineyards Funambule Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Merlot 2010, Languedoc, France: Pleasant with dark fruit and mouth-watering dark red berry aromas and flavours. Medium- to full-bodied. Oak barrel aged. Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Merlot food pairings: steaks, burgers, ribs, gourmet pizzas, shrimp or spicy chicken stir-frys, herb & vegetarian pastas. Drink: 2011 - 2013 3331902010024 13% MD 750 mL $14.97 Score: 85/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Solar de Samaniego Crianza 2006, Rioja, Spain: A pleasant, full-bodied red with dark fruit aromas and a pleasantly bitter finish. Food pairings: penne with slow-roasted veal ragu. Drink: 2012 - 2015 8412012415109 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Solar de Samaniego Reserva 2003, Rioja, Spain: Rich and velvet smooth with ripe dark berry aromas and toasty oak. Food pairings: red-wine braised beef short ribs. Drink: 2012 - 2017 8412012117102 13.5% XD 750 mL $22.45 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Duron Crianza 2007, Ribera Del Duero, Spain: Chalk dry and earthy, almost dusty with subtle black fruit aromas and oak. Food pairings: braised pork belly. Drink: 2012 - 2015 DurCri2007 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Long Shadows Vintners Pedestal Merlot 2007, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Smooth and full-bodied with aromas and flavours of plush black plums. A hickory smoke finish. Lovely but over-priced. Drink: 2011 - 2015 64782 14.7% XD 750 mL $84.25 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2010, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Elegant, silky, complex and long on satisfaction and liquid hedonism. Terry bright cherry aromas and flavours with balanced acidity for food. Pinot Noir food pairings: Cornish game hen and beet salad with walnuts and goat cheese. Drink: 2012 - 2015 585760 14% D 750 mL $24.99 Score: 92/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

TILIA Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Mendoza, Argentina: Juicy, rich and full-bodied with a nice grip on the palate. Luscious dark fruit and some toasty oak. Fantastic price! Drink: 2011 - 2015 163428 13.5% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

TILIA Malbec 2010, Mendoza, Argentina: Simply incredible for the price! Juicy with mouth-watering, full-bodied flavours of fleshy dark plums and berries. A velvet smooth texture. Great for parties and smaller get-togethers. Drink: 2010 - 2014 160945 13.5% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Posta Cocina Malbec Syrah Bonarda 2010, Mendoza, Argentina: Delicious! Old World soul with New World fruit in this full-bodied blend of 60% Malbec, 20% Syrah, 20% Bonarda grapes. Lots of energy and intensity with good acidity and some smoky dark fruit on the finish. Drink: 2010 - 2015 269860 13.5% D 750 mL $13.45 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine de Valcolombe Rouge Classique 2005, Coteaux Varois En Provence, Aoc, France: Savoury and cedary with toasty oak. Balanced with dark, smoky fruit. Very nice. Drink: 2012 - 2018 AOC Red 13% XD 750 mL $28.00 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine de Valcolombe Cuvee Baroque 2005, Coteaux Varois En Provence, Aoc, France: Hazelnut, toasty oak nose with dark plush plum aromas and flavours on the palate. Full-bodied and smooth. Drink: 2012 - 2017 Baroque 13.5% XD 750 mL $34.00 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stoney Ridge Estate Winery Warren Classic Pinot Noir 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada: A pleasant, medium-bodied wine with aromas of ripe black cherries. Good acidity for food. Great price for pinot noir. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled salmon or tuna. Drink: 2012 - 2014 624080021825 13.1% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Senejac Blend - Meritage 2008, Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France: Classic Bordeaux with aromas of smoke, blackcurrant and cassis. Very dry and balanced, with a long subtle finish. Nice dinner party wine. Drink: 2010 - 2015 265496 13% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poplar Grove Winery The Legacy 2007, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Rich, dark and complex with a gorgeous full-bodied weight. Enticing aromas of blackcurrant, cedar and cassis. A long satisfying finish. Drink: 2012 - 2016 97022 15.1% XD 750 mL $49.90 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poplar Grove Winery Merlot 2008, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Plush black plum aromas with a savoury, cedar-smoke finish. Juicy and full-bodied but not heavy. Ultra smooth. Drink: 2012 - 2015 140046 12.5% XD 750 mL $29.90 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Monster Vineyards Poplar Grove Cabernet Savignon Cabernet Franc 2009, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Juicy and full-bodied with aromas and flavours of dark red fruit and black plums. Smooth texture. Goes down scary fast. Drink: 2012 - 2015 187492 14.6% D 750 mL $19.90 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Colaneri Estate Winery Merlot 2009, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada: A smooth textured, full-bodied wine with enticing aromas of mocha and black plum on the nose. A lovely smoky finish. Merlot food pairings: pasta bolognese, grilled pork chops, lamb, tenderloin. Drink: 2012 - 2016 882572200099 14.1% D 750 mL $25.00 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Oldfield Series Pinot Noir 2008, Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Aromas of tart black cherry and some menthol. Medium-bodies and smooth with mouth-watering acidity. Great food wine. Drink: 2012 - 2015 222380 13.9% XD 750 mL $34.99 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rioja Bordón Reserva Bodegas Franco Españolas Tempranillo 2006, D.O.C.A., Rioja, Spain: Juicy and balanced with a classic Old World character. Enticing aromas of leather and dried red cherries. Terrific! Drink: 2011 - 2014 194753 13.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage 2010, Lillooet, Canada: A balanced, full-bodied red from a blend of 70% merlot, 25% cabernet sauvignon and 5% cabernet franc. It offers aromas of blackcurrant and cassis with some spice on the finish. The tannic grip is still strong so decant for 2 hours or try to give it another year in the cellar. This winery has a lot of potential. Meritage food pairings: steak. Drink: 2012 - 2016 78113 14.5% M 750 mL $26.99 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pierre Andre Vieilles Vignes Pinot Noir 2009, Burgundy, France: A terrific pinot for the money, especially from Burgundy! Great acidic attack, fresh turned earth and wild mushrooms with some tart black cherries. Pinot Noir food pairings: planked salmon, roast chicken. Drink: 2010 - 2014 168427 12.5% XD 750 mL $13.05 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bonacchi Riserva Chianti Classico 2008, Tuscany, Italy: A mocha-rich, toasty oak chianti with dark fruit and a medium body. Chianti Classico food pairings: spaghetti and meatballs. Drink: 2009 - 2014 266999 13% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Angel Giorio & Gianni Nero D'avola 2010, Sicily, Italy: Incredible for the price point: wow! Rich and dark and full-bodied with a gorgeous velvet smooth texture. Lusciously ripe back fruit aromas and loaded with smoky oak. Nero D'avola food pairings: spaghetti and meatballs. Drink: 2010 - 2014 254888 13% XD 750 mL $10.05 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bonacchi Brunello Di Montalcino 2006, D.O.C.G., Italy: Love it! Old leather, black fruit and smoke. Mature and complex with great subtlety. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: steak, brisket. Drink: 2010 - 2017 266965 13.5% XD 750 mL $35.80 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vignevini Primitivo Del Salento Zinfandel 2008, Puglia, Italy: Big juicy purple plum and blueberry aromas and flavours. Mouth-watering, smooth and full-bodied. Great BBQ wine, especially with chicken wings. Zinfandel food pairings: spaghetti and meatballs. Drink: 2010 - 2013 268102 14% D 750 mL $13.55 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kawin Reserva Privada Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Central Valley, Chile: Simple, tasty and full-bodied with dark chocolate and fleshy ripe black plums. Lots of oak, smooth texture. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: steak, brisket. Drink: 2011 - 2013 219444 13% D 750 mL $9.95 Score: 85/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

35 South Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2011, Chile, Chile: Tasty and full-bodied with dark chocolate and fleshy ripe black plums. This organic wine has lots of oak and a smooth texture. Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot food pairings: steak, brisket. Drink: 2011 - 2013 218859 14% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 86/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Passion Regional Blended Red 2010, Lisbon, Portugal: You simply can't beat the price for this quality. Supple and medium-bodied with aromas and flavours of mocha, dark chocolate and fleshy black plums. A blend of tinta roriz, tinta barroca and syrah grapes. Great party wine. Regional Blended Red food pairings: steak, brisket. Drink: 2010 - 2013 146449 13% D 750 mL $7.85 Score: 85/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Las Rocas De San Alejandro Garnacha 2009, Calatayud, Spain: Smoky with black fruit and mocha-dark chocolate aromas. Full-bodied and supple. Great price. Garnacha food pairings: steak, brisket. Drink: 2012 - 2014 269977 14.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Veedah 2009, Douro, Portugal: Medium- to full-bodied with dark fruit and some oak. Simple and tasty. Food pairings: steak, brisket. Drink: 2011 - 2013 255851 13% D 750 mL $13.10 Score: 84/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Corona Del Aragon Old Vine Garnacha 2009, Carinena, Spain: Medium- to full-bodied with dark fruit and some oak. Simple and tasty. Garnacha food pairings: steak, brisket. Drink: 2010 - 2014 253591 13.5% XD 750 mL $11.75 Score: 83/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marques De Riscal Reserva Regional Blended Red 2006, Rioja, Spain: A lovely medium- to full-bodied red with mature aromas of leather, dark dried currants and some dark spice on the long finish. It's nice to be able to buy a mature-tasting wine in stores now that's ready to drink. Regional Blended Red food pairings: steak, brisket. Drink: 2011 - 2015 32656 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tyrrell's Wines Moore's Creek Shiraz 2010, Southeast Australia, Australia: Good acidity for food with rich, luscious black plum aromas and flavours. Full-bodied and smooth. Lovely, especially for the price. Shiraz food pairings: grilled and roasted dishes or spicy pastas. Drink: 2012 - 2014 1072297 14% D 750 mL $12.99 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Rita 120 Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Maipo Valley, Chile: Dark and brooding with black fruit, smoke and a pleasantly bitter and refreshing finish. Cries out for hearty meat dishes, especially barbecue. Stunningly great price for this quality. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: red meat, pork, spicy sauces, sausages. Drink: 2012 - 2016 218644 13.5% D 750 mL $11.00 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Rita 120 Carmenere 2011, Maipo Valley, Chile: Enticing mocha and black plum notes with fleshy dark berries on the palate. Nicely balanced and smooth with a full-bodied weight. Carmenere food pairings: lamb, mature cheese, Bolognese pasta, chicken and stews. Drink: 2012 - 2016 89419007268 14% D 750 mL $15.00 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Rita Reserva Merlot 2010, Maipo Valley, Chile: Rich and satisfying with velvet layers of black fruit, just the right amount of oak. Full-bodied but so very smooth. Great dinner party wine or for more casual potlucks. Merlot food pairings: stews and casseroles, paellas, pastas, soft cheeses. Drink: 2012 - 2015 89419007237 13.5% D 750 mL $15.00 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Rita Reserva Carmenere 2010, Maipo Valley, Chile: A juicy, full-bodied, generous wine with layers of plush black plums and berry aromas and flavours. A gorgeously slightly bitter finish balances out the succulently ripe fruit. This is an organic wine to boot - yum! Carmenere food pairings: red meats, casseroles or soft cheeses. Drink: 2012 - 2015 177774 13.5% D 750 mL $15.00 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Rita Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Maipo Valley, Chile: A beautifully balanced and elegant cabernet. Enticing aromas of blackberry, cassis and blackcurrant with just a hint of mint. Full-bodied and ultra smooth. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: red meats, pork, ripe cheese and pasta. Drink: 2012 - 2016 253872 13.5% D 750 mL $14.00 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Rita Reserva Syrah 2009, Maipo Valley, Chile: A dark beauty with a voluptuous, mouth-filling texture and weight. Terrific balance between fruit and structure. Syrah food pairings: red meats, pasta and cheese. Drink: 2012 - 2016 7804330001835 14% D 750 mL $15.00 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Rita Medalla Real Carmenere 2008, Colchagua Valley, Chile: Simply wow! One of the best Chilean carmeneres that I've tasted in a long time. Gorgeously luscious and rich, with wave after wave of black plum. Yet not heavy or flabby. Superbly balanced with the influence of the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains. Drink: 2010 - 2016 392720 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Rita Casa Real Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Maipo Valley: A rich, full-bodied red with a towering structure and good cellar potential. Built like a Bordeaux but with the power of Chilean fruit. Drink: 2012 - 2020 89419007169 14% XD 750 mL $80.00 Score: 93/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lindemans Bin 50 Shiraz 2011, South East Australia, Australia: A consistently good producer year after year that you can depend on. This mouth-watering and generous red offers layers of black plum and dark berry aromas and flavours. Crack one open on movie night or beside the barbecue. This is superb value and taste for the price. Shiraz food pairings: grilled steak, hamburgers, brisket, pork loin, lamb. Drink: 2011 - 2014 145367 13.5% XD 750 mL $11.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Rita 120 Merlot 2011, Maipo Valley, Chile: A smooth and ultra-delicious merlot with layers and layers of fleshy black plums. This wine pulls you head first into the glass. Amazing price. Merlot food pairings: fatty fish such as salmon, pastas with meat sauce. Drink: 2012 - 2016 89419007237 14% D 750 mL $13.00 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jackson-Triggs Black Series Meritage 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada: Robust with dark red and black fruit and toasty oak. Savoury and cedary. Superb for the price point. Meritage food pairings: grilled or braised red meats, roast pork or lamb, pasta bolognese and a variety of aged cheeses. Drink: 2012 - 2016 526228 12.4% D 750 mL $13.45 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jost Vineyards 4 Skins 2010, Malagash Peninsula, Ns, Canada: A full-bodied, smooth wine with moderate alcohol. Dark berry and grapey flavours with balanced oak. Juicy and savoury. Food pairings: barbecued prime rib or hearty Italian cuisine. Drink: 2012 - 2014 624448014391 11.9% D 750 mL $19.99 Score: 86/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jost Vineyards Trilogy, Malagash Peninsula, Ns, Canada: Robust with big purple and black plum flavours, mushroom compost and toasty oak-forest floor. Full-bodied and smooth with mouth-watering acidity. Food pairings: hearty red meat dishes or served with fine cheese. Drink: 2012 - 2014 624448014551 12% D 750 mL $17.99 Score: 86/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carmen Wines Gran Reserva Carmenere 2009, Colchagua Valley, Chile: Savoury, dark and complex with a chewy, full-bodied mid-palate. Layers of black fruit with a long finish. Superbly crafted for this price. Drink: 2013 - 2015 677758901240 14% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carmen Wines Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Maipo Valley, Chile: Better than ever, and still priced remarkably low for the quality. Full-bodied, supple and juicy with luscious aromas and flavours of fleshy black plum, mocha and a touch of mint. Beautifully structured and balanced. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: full-flavored red meats such as lamb, ribs beef. Drink: 2012 - 2016 358309 14% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mission Hill Family Estate Five Vineyards Pinot Noir 2010, Okanagan Valley, Bc, V.Q.A., Canada: Tart cherries with an acidic attack on the palate. Cries out for food. Silky and medium-bodied. Pinot Noir food pairings: cheeses, salmon, chicken, Asian dishes. 776545995162 13% D 750 mL $19.99 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Pinot Noir 2009, Okanagan Valley, B.C., Canada: Aromas and flavours of tart cherries. Mouth-watering acidity, smooth texture and medium body. Cries out for food. Drink: 2012 - 2015 530709 750 mL $19.99 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ravenswood Zinfandel 2010, California, United States: Ravenswood is one of California's zinfandel pioneers, and remains one of its best producers today. This terrific Vintners Blend Zin offers enticing aromas of spice, black raspberry, brambleberry and blueberry and raspberry. It's terrifically vibrant with layers of textured flavor. Smooth with polished tannins and a warm finish are perfect for the barbecue because it has the flavours to stand up to grilled meats but a juiciness that is a terrific complement to the smoky flavours. This is also a great wines for pizza and movie night and is available year-round in the Vintages Essentials Collection. Zinfandel food pairings: baked beef ribs basted with homemade barbecue sauce, jerk pork and Rob Rainford's Thai flank steak. Drink: 2012 - 2015 359257 13.6% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Graffigna Centenario Centenario Reserve Malbec 2010, San Juan, Argentina: Stunning quality and taste for this price point! Dark, deep and delicious with layers of fleshy black plums and smoke. Perfect for BBQs and potluck gatherings. Malbec food pairings: lamb, grilled beef, spicy foods, poultry. Drink: 2012 - 2014 230474 14% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosemount Estate Shiraz 2010, South Australia, Australia: Dark, smokey and delicious! Layers and layers of ripe fleshy dark plums wrapped in just enough toasty oak. Superb taste and quality for this price. Shiraz food pairings: grilled pepper steaks. Drink: 2012 - 2015 302349 13.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosemount Estate Shiraz Cabernet 2011, Australia, Australia: A juicy, generous, full-bodied red with delicious dark fruit flavours and just enough toasty oak. Smooth and gulpable. Great party or BBQ wine! Shiraz Cabernet food pairings: grilled meats, prime rib or pepper steak. Drink: 2012 - 2014 214270 13% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Patriarche Pinot Noir 2010, Vin De Pays D'oc, France: Pretty and light with vibrant cherry aromas. Smooth with no heavy oak or tannin. Light aperitif. Pinot Noir food pairings: cold roast beef and a side of mash potatoes. Drink: 2012 - 2015 522649 12% XD 750 mL $10.60 Score: 86/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cellier Des Dauphins Cellier Des Dauphins Prestige Red 2009, Cotes Du Rhone, France: These single servings are great for nights on your own. (Some of us though may need two bottles at this size.) Pleasant, full-bodied with dark fruit flavours. Cellier Des Dauphins Prestige Red food pairings: pizza or pasta. Drink: 2012 - 2014 464669 13.5% XD 250 mL $4.35 Score: 85/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gran Feudo Reserva, Julian Chivite Tempranillo 2006, Navarra, Spain: Smooth and medium- to full-bodied with dark fruit and mocha aromas. A pleasant blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot grapes. Tempranillo food pairings: tomato-based pasta dishes, grilled meats and mediterranian inspired pasta dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2015 479014 12.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 86/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Meyer Family Vineyards Okanagan Valley Pinot Noir 2009, Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: A super juicy pinot with fleshy sweet cherry aromas and flavours. Medium- to full-bodied. Pinot Noir food pairings: duck l'orange, duck confit, fatty meats. Drink: 2012 - 2015 154310 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.90 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Meyer Family Vineyards McLean Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008, Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: An elegant, long and supple pinot noir that exudes seductive aromas of dark cherry, spice and fresh earth. Satin smooth texture with a medium-bodied weight. Delicious! Drink: 2012 - 2018 831487 13.5% D 750 mL $40.00 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Pinot Noir 2010, Okanagan Valley, Bc, V.Q.A.,, Canada: Incredibly well-priced for a pinot of this complexity and quality! Silky, medium-bodied and bursting with fleshy black cherry aromas. A lovely, long, vanilla-smoke finish. Drink: 2012 - 2018 329466 14% XD 750 mL $24.90 Score: 92/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tawse Winery Inc. Grower's Blend Cabernet Franc 2009, V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada: Chocolate-mocha on the nose from oak aging followed by plush black plums and a supple, medium- to full-bodied weight and texture on the palate. Cabernet Franc food pairings: mature cheeses, grilled red meat, braised game meat. Drink: 2012 - 2015 284570 13% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Cabernet Franc 2009, Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Well-structured with lovely herbal and blackberry aromas and flavours. Full-bodied. Cabernet Franc food pairings: braised venison, rosemary-studded leg of lamb. Drink: 2012 - 2020 556621 14.5% XD 750 mL $33.00 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Athene Chardonnay 2009, Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Spectacular in every way! Juicy, savoury black fruit depths. Complexity without the need for understanding why your senses are dancing. Full-bodied, smooth and transporting. Chardonnay food pairings: pepper-crusted rib-eye steak, seasonal game meats. Drink: 2015 - 2020 148486 13% XD 750 mL $35.00 Score: 93/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Truly one of Canada's benchmark wines. This glorious red is bursting with aromas of blackberry, tobacco and cassis. Bring on the layers of fleshy black plums to seduce you just before you surrender to a smoky finish. Drink: 2012 - 2018 508200 14.3% XD 750 mL $38.00 Score: 93/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2009, Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Lovely and juicy with fleshy cherry aromas and flavours. Supple and smooth. Medium- to full-bodied. Absolutely delicious! Drink: 2012 - 2018 556613 13% XD 750 mL $30.00 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Persuasion Thomas George Estates Dragon Blend 2010, California, United States: Arlene Dickinson, the marketing maven on the television show Dragon’s Den, used her business savvy to launch a Sonoma blend of cabernet and merlot called Persuasion last year. She says that some vintages are aggressive and come on strong (presumably like her co-host Kevin O’Leary), while others are smoother, more balanced, more confident of their worth. I wasn’t convinced that Persuasion was anything more than a cash cow extension of Dickinson’s other products such as coffee, chocolate and skin care. Then I tried it. The business case is in the bottle. This robust red is balanced, complex and rich—like Arlene herself. Dragon Blend food pairings: prime rib, filet mignon, grilled pork chops, lamb with rosemary. Drink: 2012 - 2017 736211413314 14.4% MD 750 mL $40.00 Score: 93/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Linden Bay Winery Shiraz, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada: Juicy purple plums and blueberries, almost zinfandel-like with blueberry pie aromas and flavours. Good quaffer for the barbecue. Shiraz food pairings: grilled peppered red meats, rich and creamy pastas. Drink: 2012 - 2013 80011262 13% MD 750 mL $10.95 Score: 83/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Haywire Winery Secrest Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010, Okanagan Valley, B.C., Canada: A lovely, silky pinot with fleshy cherries and red berries. Smooth and mouth-watering with a long finish. Great price for this quality. Pinot Noir food pairings: hard cheeses, salmon off the grill, barbequed sausages, spaghetti bolognese. Drink: 2012 - 2016 164426 13% XD 750 mL $27.00 Score: 91/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Errazuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Acongagua Valley, Chile: Mocha, dark chocolate and black plum on the nose. Quite a tannic grip so decant for 2 hours or give it the cellar time it deserves. Full-bodied and rich in flavour and satisfaction. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: rack of lamb, grilled steak, grilled pork tenderloin, burger. Drink: 2012 - 2015 335174 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Errazuriz Max Reserva Syrah 2010, Acongagua Valley, Chile: Absolutely luscious! A robust red for dedicated hedonists. Aromas of plush black plums, blackberries and smoke. Top me up! Syrah food pairings: roast beef,hamburgers, grilled pork. Drink: 2012 - 2015 614750 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Georges Vigouroux Pigmentum Malbec 2009, Cahors, France: Fantastic! Juicy, mouth-watering and full-bodied with fleshy black fruit and toasty oak. Great party or barbecue wine. Malbec food pairings: roast beef, red meat sauces, hamburgers. Drink: 2012 - 2014 255182 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trapiche Broquel Malbec 2007, Mendoza, Argentina: Delicious, dark and rich with aromas of dark chocolate and toasty oak. Full-bodied, supple, juicy and smooth. Malbec food pairings: hard cheese, beef, hamburgers, pasta in red sauce. Drink: 2012 - 2014 234385 14.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Calliope Figure Eight Red 2010, Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Full-bodied with toasty oak and sumptuous depths of blackberry richness. Absolutely delicious and reasonably priced. Food pairings: tomato-based dishes, such as slow-cooked spaghetti Bolognese. Drink: 2012 - 2015 175976 14% XD 750 mL $17.99 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carmen Wines Reserva Carmenere 2010, Colchagua Valley, Chile: Cedary with wild tart blackberry aromas and flavours. A little green and stemmy but delicious. Full-bodied and smooth. Drink: 2012 - 2014 169052 13.5% D 750 mL $11.45 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carmen Wines Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Colchagua Valley, Chile: Delicious! Full-bodied, savoury, meaty and juicy. Smooth texture with black fleshy fruit and a smoky finish. You can't beat this price. Great party wine. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast beef and steak, hearty casseroles, stews. Drink: 2012 - 2015 78980 13.5% D 750 mL $11.45 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carmen Wines Reserva Merlot 2009, Colchagua Valley, Chile: Juicy and succulent with a pleasant grip and dry finish. Loaded with fleshy ripe plums and blackberries. Smooth and supple. Amazing price. Merlot food pairings: poultry and game meats. Drink: 2012 - 2014 83300097550 13.9% D 750 mL $11.45 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carmen Wines Reserva Pinot Noir 2010, Casablanca Valley, Chile: Stunningly great for the price and for pinot noir. I haven't tasted a pinot at this price this good. Silky texture with a medium body. Fleshy ripe and some tart cherries. Lovely! Drink: 2012 - 2013 677758901707 13.5% D 750 mL $11.45 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Featherstone Winery Rose 2011, V.Q.A. Twenty Mile Bench, Ontario, Canada: Robust and flavourful rose! Aromas of ripe raspberries. Medium-bodied and juicy-delicious. Rose food pairings: light vegetarian meals and most fish and chicken dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2013 874345000373 12% MD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Rita 120 Cabernet Sauvignon Rose 2011, Central Valley, Chile: A robust rose with aromas of raspberries and some tart cranberry. Dry and refreshing. Cabernet Sauvignon Rose food pairings: aperitif, light food such as salads, soft cheeses. Drink: 2012 - 2014 89419007428 13.6% D 750 mL $11.95 Score: 86/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bieler Pere Et Fils Rosé 2011, Provence, France: A gorgeous rose that's more robust and flavourful than most from Provence, which tend to be lighter in style. Lovely aromas of field strawberries and sunny breezes. Mouth-watering and refreshing. Rosé food pairings: salads, grilled tuna or salmon, shellfish. Drink: 2011 - 2014 278192 13.5% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Terres De Saint-Louis Rosé 2011, Provence, France: Pretty and light with enticing notes of field strawberries. Good mouth-watering acidity for food. Rosé food pairings: salads, grilled tuna or salmon, shellfish. Drink: 2011 - 2013 234575 13% XD 750 mL $11.35 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

L'orangeraie Rosé 2011, Vin De Pays D'oc, France: A light pretty rose with tangy notes of small wild strawberries. Good mouth-watering acidity. Rosé food pairings: salads, grilled tuna or salmon, shellfish. Drink: 2011 - 2013 279661 12.5% XD 750 mL $9.95 Score: 84/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Vieille Ferme Rosé 2011, Ventoux, Rhone Valley, France: Incredibly great price for a wine of this quality and taste! Bone-dry and refreshing with lovely aromas of field raspberries. Yum! Rosé food pairings: salads, grilled tuna or salmon, shellfish. Drink: 2011 - 2013 622134 13.5% XD 750 mL $10.95 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cono Sur Rosé 2011, Rapel Valley, Chile: Cono Sur continues to over-deliver on an insane level! This is stunning for the price point. Full-bodied with lots of lovely red fruit aromas and flavours, yet dry and refreshing. Rosé food pairings: salads, grilled tuna or salmon, shellfish. Drink: 2011 - 2013 122481 13% XD 750 mL $9.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

KWV Classic Collection Rosé 2011, Western Cape, South Africa: A pleasant, medium-bodied dry rose with aromas of raspberries. Made from the country's flagship red wine grape pinotage. Rosé food pairings: salads, grilled tuna or salmon, shellfish. Drink: 2011 - 2013 274381 13% XD 750 mL $10.95 Score: 85/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

CedarCreek Estate Winery Pinot Noir Rosé 2011, Okanagan Valley, B.C., Canada: Robust and deeply flavoured rose with aromas of cranberry. Smooth and mouth-watering. Pinot Noir Rosé food pairings: smoked salmon, seared tuna. Drink: 2012 - 2013 157412 13.5% D 750 mL $17.90 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sibling Rivalry Pink 2010, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Pretty perfumed aromas of ripely sweet field strawberries and sun-kissed small raspberries. Mouth-watering and refreshing. Food pairings: planked salmon, seared tuna. Drink: 2010 - 2013 171033 11.8% MS 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Calliope Rose 2010, Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Wild, fresh and pink with fresh aromas of field strawberries and pink grapefruit. Tastes bone dry. Vibrant and mouth-watering. Rose food pairings: charcuterie, pork rillettes, summer radishes. Drink: 2012 - 2014 175992 13.72% XD 750 mL $13.99 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Calliope Rose 2011, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Very pretty and light with aromas of delicate field strawberries. Dry and refreshing. Terrific aperitif. Rose food pairings: charcuterie, pork rillettes & summer radishes. Drink: 2012 - 2014 175992 13.72% 750 mL $13.99 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Moet and Chandon Moet & Chandon Rose Games Of Seduction, Champagne, France: Glorious and seductive bubbly with fleeting aromas of field strawberries. Tickles the senses. 127829 12.5% XD 750 mL $75.00 Score: 91/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trapiche Extra Brut Sparkling, Mendoza, Argentina: Pure refreshment in a glass! This is an incredible price for sparkling wine so stock up for your parties and weddings. Very toasty and crisp. Drink: 2012 - 2014 262261 12.5% XD 750 mL $11.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Korbel Brut Sparkling Wine, California, United States: A great price for this tasty, toasty bubbly. Green apple and bread aromas. Sparkling Wine food pairings: shellfish, potato chips, fried chicken. Drink: 2012 - 2014 168310 11.5% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 86/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pol Roger Brut, Champagne, France: Classic and spectacular with luxurious aromas of toast, green apple and lime. No wonder this was Winston Churchill's favourite bubbly. Food pairings: shellfish, potato chips, fried chicken. Drink: 2012 - 2015 217158 12.5% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 91/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Piper Heidsieck Brut Champagne, Champagne A.O.C., France: Ultra tasty and toasty: one of the best champagnes for this price point on the market. Champagne food pairings: shellfish, potato chips, fried chicken. Drink: 2012 - 2015 462432 12% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 91/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kiwi Whale Sauvignon Blanc Sparkling Wine, Marlborough, New Zealand: Just like NZ SB but bubbly! Loaded with grassy, herbal flavours that are carried away on a swarm of bubbles for a refreshing finish. Sauvignon Blanc Sparkling Wine food pairings: shellfish, potato chips, fried chicken. Drink: 2012 - 2014 270462 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

De Chanceny Cremant De Loire Rosé, Loire Valley, France: Pretty with tart strawberry notes. Bone-dry and refreshing. Great bubbly for weddings and large gatherings. Awesome price! Cremant De Loire Rosé food pairings: shellfish, potato chips, fried chicken. Drink: 2012 - 2014 211466 12.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Distilleria Bottega Vino Dei Poeti Rose Brut 2010, Lombardia And Veneto, Italy: Refreshing, straight-forward and incredibly well-priced. Light aromas of raspberry. Bone-dry and toasty. Rose Brut food pairings: first courses of fish and seafoood, Asian cuisine. Drink: 2012 - 2014 277202 11.5% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 85/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jackson-Triggs Entourage Methode Classique Sparkling Brut 2007, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Canada: A toasty, terrific bubbly with fresh notes of green apple and baked bread. Incredible price for such quality: one of Canada's best sparkling wines. Food pairings: shucked oysters, sushi, Asian fusion, pate. Drink: 2012 - 2017 80003789 12.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Fort Berens Estate Winery Chardonnay 2010, Lillooet, B.C., Canada: A pleasant, full-bodied chardonnay with good balancing acidity. Aromas of green apple and butterscotch. Drink: 2012 - 2016 558171 13.8% D 750 mL $17.99 Score: 86/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fort Berens Estate Winery Pinot Gris 2011, Lillooet, B.C., Canada: A fresh white and green melon aroma on the nose, followed by a clean lift on the palate. Just the right amount of acidity. The wine was fermented in cool stainless steel to preserve its freshness. Drink: 2012 - 2017 219030 13% D 750 mL $17.99 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fort Berens Estate Winery Riesling 2011, Lillooet, B.C., Canada: Bone-dry with aromas of white peach and melon. Good acidity for food. Clean and crisp. Fermented in steel, no oak. Drink: 2012 - 2020 641357 13.6% D 750 mL $17.99 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Goats do Roam White Named Varietal Blends-White 2011, South Africa, South Africa: A refreshing blend of 54% Viognier, 40% Grenache Blanc, 6% Roussanne. Terrific value for the price. Zesty notes of lime, green apple and chives. Perfect aperitif, party wine or dinner companion. Go goats go! Named Varietal Blends-White food pairings: chicken fingers, roast chicken, corn dishes. Drink: 2011 - 2013 237313 13.5% XD 750 mL $11.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Oatley Vineyards James Oatley TIC TOK Chardonnay 2009, Mudgee Pemberton, Australia: Balanced, full-bodied and flavourful but not heavy. Lots of lemon and pineapple notes with a toasty finish. Chardonnay food pairings: seafood such as grilled shrimp in a pasta cream sauce, lobster with lemon and tarragon butter or baked salmon. Drink: 2012 - 2013 187104 13% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Palatine Hills Estate Winery 1812 Chardonnay 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Lakeshore, Ontario, Canada: Lovely mouth-watering aromas and flavours of green apple, lime and white peach with a crispness that comes from no oak. Medium- to full-bodied and very food-friendly. Chardonnay food pairings: chicken fingers, roast chicken, corn dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2014 260430 12.5% XD 750 mL $12.20 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Six Hats Chenin Blanc 2011, Western Cape, South Africa: A clean, mouth-watering wine with vibrant notes of lime and grapefruit. This Fairtrade wine makes a great aperitif and food companion. Chenin Blanc food pairings: seafood. Drink: 2012 - 2014 266098 12.5% XD 750 mL $10.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Yonder Velt Gruner Veltliner 2010, Austria, Austria: Loaded with mouth-watering lime acidity and a fresh finish. Works as a chilled aperitif or seafood and salad companion. Gruner Veltliner food pairings: salads. Drink: 2012 - 2014 275131 12.5% XD 750 mL $12.85 Score: 86/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alpine Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Wairau Marlborough, New Zealand: Incredible for the price! Very grassy, herbal and refreshing. Clean, crisp and mouth-watering with lime acidity. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: salads, seafood, vegetarian dishes, shellfish. Drink: 2011 - 2013 241810 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Waka Waka Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Paarl, South Africa: Lime and grapefruit acidity and freshness with a herbal, grassy finish. Great for vegetarian dishes. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: shellfish, seafood, salads. Drink: 2012 - 2014 266494 13% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 85/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Territory 61 Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Western Cape, South Africa: Clean and crisp with lime and grapefruit notes: more citrus than grassy notes. Great aperitif. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: shellfish, seafood, salads. Drink: 2011 - 2014 272310 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Coyote's Run Estate Winery Five Mile Riesling Pinot Blanc Gewurztraminer 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: A clean, crisp wine with white melon and lime notes. More interesting than pinot grigio yet still mildly flavoured and light-bodied. Riesling dominates the blend at 57% followed by Pinot Blanc at 23% and Gewurztraimer at 20%. Riesling Pinot Blanc Gewurztraminer food pairings: shellfish, seafood, salads. Drink: 2011 - 2014 195669 11.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 85/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

G. Marquis Vineyards The Red Line Riesling 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Very mild and light-bodied with soft acidity. Pleasant notes of lime blossom and sun-dapped red apples. Lovely aperitif on the deck or dock. Riesling food pairings: shellfish, seafood, salads. Drink: 2011 - 2014 274670 12.8% D 750 mL $11.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bougrier Chenin Blanc 2010, Vouvray, Loire Valley, France: A pretty, floral white with a touch of sweetness that makes it extra food-friendly. Chenin Blanc food pairings: shellfish, seafood, salads. Drink: 2010 - 2013 253229 12% D 750 mL $13.35 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

G. Marquis Vineyards The Red Line Pinot Grigio 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara, Ontario, Canada: A clean, crisp pinot grigio with mild notes of white melon. Good acidity for food. Pleasant aperitif. Drink: 2010 - 2013 276501 13.5% XD 750 mL $11.95 Score: 85/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Chasselas Pinot Blanc Pinot Gris 2011, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: So pretty! White peach aromas; fresh as a daisy. Medium-bodied and vibrant. Chasselas Pinot Blanc Pinot Gris food pairings: grilled prosciutto wrapped peach or a classic summer melon and prosciutto salad. Drink: 2012 - 2014 585737 14% XD 750 mL $18.99 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Chenin Blanc 2011, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Lovely citrus, white melon nose with replays of lemon intensity on the mid-palate and a white floral finish. Refreshing! Chenin Blanc food pairings: oysters and shellfish. Drink: 2012 - 2017 391854 12.5% D 750 mL $18.99 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Dry Riesling 2011, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Gorgeous! Mouth-watering and elegant yet packed with citris flavour. Medium-bodied and refreshing. Dry Riesling food pairings: citrus-cured wild salmon or a roasted pork sandwich with zesty coleslaw. Drink: 2012 - 2019 308312 12.5% XD 750 mL $16.99 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Gewurztraminer 2011, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Very pretty! A profusion of rose petals, baking spice and lychee aromas. Mouth-watering and vibrant. Gewurztraminer food pairings: spiced red lentil soup, Asian dishes, mild curries. Drink: 2012 - 2016 931931 13% D 750 mL $16.99 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

CedarCreek Estate Winery Gewürztraminer 2011, Okanagan Valley, B.C., Canada: Robust and richly flavoured gewurztraminer: rose petal, lychee and baking spice on the finish. Gorgeous weight and texture. Gewürztraminer food pairings: green Thai curry with BC spot prawns, shrimp. Drink: 2012 - 2013 240978 14% D 750 mL $17.90 Score: 91/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

CedarCreek Estate Winery Pinot Gris 2011, Okanagan Valley, B.C., Canada: Crisp and fresh with white melon and dry white pear aromas. Good mouth-watering action for food. Medium-bodied and clean. Pinot Gris food pairings: Alsatian onion tart, seafood. Drink: 2012 - 2013 561175 13.8% D 750 mL $17.90 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Gewurztraminer 2011, Okanagan Valley, B.C., Canada: A classic gewurz with aromas of rose petal, lychee and baking spices. Clean and crisp; a versatile food companion. Medium-bodied. Drink: 2012 - 2015 530675 13.1% XD 750 mL $17.99 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Pinot Gris 2011, Okanagan Valley, B.C., Canada: Clean and crisp with subtle white melon notes. Fermented in stainless steel tanks. Drink: 2012 - 2014 530683 12.5% XD 750 mL $17.99 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

CedarCreek Estate Winery Ehrenfelser 2011, Okanagan Valley, B.C., Canada: Very pretty! White floral notes dance around the glass and your senses. Dry white peach and melon on the palate with supreme juiciness. A crisp, clean finish. Top me up! Ehrenfelser food pairings: Thanksgiving Dinner or slow-roast chicken. Drink: 2012 - 2014 306332 13.5% D 750 mL $18.90 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Monster Vineyards Riesling 2010, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Very dry, tart and refreshing with mouth-watering acidity. Lime and grapefruit notes. Clean, crisp, no oak. Drink: 2012 - 2015 869933 13.9% D 750 mL $18.00 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poplar Grove Winery Pinot Gris 2011, Okanagan Valley, B.C., Canada: Nice weight and texture with aromas and flavours of white melon, white pear. Fermented in stainless steel to preserve the fruit freshness. Drink: 2012 - 2016 024679 12.8% 750 mL $19.90 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poplar Grove Winery Chardonnay 2010, Okanagan Valley, B.C., Canada: I quite like this style of chardonnay! Round and robust but not heavy. Lots of classic chardonnay character and aromas such as green apple and toasty oak. Drink: 2012 - 2016 173161 14.2% XD 750 mL $25.00 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Winery Gewurztraminer 2011, V.Q.A., Twenty Mile Bench, Ontario, Canada: Vintages Wine Panel: The "G" wine, as it's known at Featherstone, is a benchmark for Gewürztraminer in Niagara. It captures the typical perfumed aromas of rosewater, spices and lychee fruit leading to a dry, medium-bodied wine with a soft texture and an exotic flavour profile. This is an expressive beauty to simply enjoy as a refreshing summer sipper on the patio. My note: This is an extraordinary wine, and perhaps the best Canadian gewurztraminer that I've tasted. It's luscious with an incredible viscous texture that wraps around your tongue. Lovely aromas of rose petal and lychee. Double yum. Gewurztraminer food pairings: Asian dishes, vegetarian entrees or roast chicken, spicy, but not-too-hot Thai, Indian or Chinese dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2014 874345000335 12.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2011, V.Q.A. Twenty Mile Bench, Ontario, Canada: Lovely melon freshness here! Not herbal or grassy at all. Terrific mouth-watering juiciness with a medium-bodied weight. Great aperitif or companion to many dishes.Vibrant, happy aromas of sun-kissed lemons and white melons. Gentle without the big acidic attack. Medium-bodied and refreshing. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: enjoy slightly chilled with a patio lunch, as pre-dinner sipping or with seafood appetizers. Drink: 2012 - 2015 874345000342 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stoney Ridge Estate Winery Excellence Chardonnay 2009, V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada: A full-bodied white with generous notes of toasty oak and butterscotch. There spice, smoke and vanilla on the finish. Good acidity for food with some green apple aromas. Chardonnay food pairings: lobster in butter, grilled cheese. Drink: 2012 - 2016 624080022426 12.8% D 750 mL $32.95 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Miguel Torres Chile Las Mulas Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Curico, Chile: An amazing and refreshing white for this price point! Herbal and lime aromas with loads of mouth-watering juiciness for salads and seafood. Serve chilled at 10ºC. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: baked or griddled fish or fish dishes with delicate sauces. Drink: 2010 - 2013 272609 13% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Winery Canadian Oak Chardonnay 2010, V.Q.A., Featherstone Vineyard, Ontario, Canada: A medium- to full-bodied chardonnay that's improving every year. I'm still trying to warm up to Canadian oak, but these folks are opening my mind with each successive vintage. Drink: 2012 - 2017 149302 13% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Good Earth Vineyard & Winery Medium Dry Riesling 2009, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Very pretty! A lovely, floral white with peach blossom notes and bottled sunshine. Works as an aperitif or companion to many dishes. I love that this wine has lots of flavour but is low in alcohol. Riesling food pairings: prosciutto toast crisps with ginger, peach and plum compote, delicate blue cheese tarts, shrimp with a light cocktail sauce, spiced chicken skewers, grilled Cajun fish, light curries on chicken and rice, spring rolls with dipping sauce. Drink: 2010 - 2010 400006 10.5% MD 750 mL $20.00 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Sibling Rivalry Chardonnay Riesling Gewurztraminer 2011, V.Q.A., Niagara, Ontario, Canada: Such a pretty wine! Lovely aromas of white flowers, peach and pear. Great aperitif or partner to salads, seafood, roast chicken and pork. Incredibly great price. Produced by Henry of Pelham Winery. Drink: 2011 - 2013 126144 12% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poplar Grove Winery Chardonnay 2009, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Caramel, toasty oak on the nose followed by lovely Asian pear, honeysuckle and melon on the palate. Full-bodied and balanced. Chardonnay food pairings: buttered spot prawns with lemon and chervil. Drink: 2011 - 2015 230201 13% D 750 mL $25.00 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beaulieu Vineyards BV Coastal Coastal Chardonnay 2008, California, United States: Stunning quality and taste for this price! Rich, buttery and full-bodied with layers of ripe pear aromas and flavours. Terrific! Drink: 2012 - 2014 234435 13.5% XD 750 mL $10.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosehall Run Unoaked Chardonnay 2010, V.Q.A., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada: A clean, crisp wine with mild whote melon notes. Chardonnay food pairings: almond crusted brie, chicken or turkey with parmesan risotto, honey lime marinated shrimp or scallop. Drink: 2011 - 2014 834328002497 12.7% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 84/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosehall Run Rosehall Vineyard Chardonnay 2009, V.Q.A., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada: Lots of hazelnut and butterscotch on the nose from generous oak aging. Layers of green apple notes on the mid-palate. Full-bodied and tasty. Chardonnay food pairings: poached salmon (fatty fish) with buttery sauce, creamy seafood ravioli (cauliflower and crab), lobster pasta (pappardelle, linguine) with chive butter. Drink: 2011 - 2016 834328002459 13.5% XD 750 mL $35.00 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poplar Grove Winery Reserve Chardonnay 2010, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Love this intensity! Rich yet a piercingly fresh finish. Voluptuous texture with aromas of guava, quince and dry peach. Long, satisfying finish. Chardonnay food pairings: butter-braised lobster with meyer lemon, mango and chive salsa. Drink: 2011 - 2017 411843 13% XD 750 mL $30.00 Score: 91/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Painter Bridge J. Lohr Chardonnay 2009, California, United States: Wonderful for the price point! Oaky, buttery, full-bodied with generous layers of green apple flavours. Chardonnay food pairings: pasta, chicken or seafood dish. Drink: 2011 - 2014 230516 13% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Oldfield Series 2Bench White Riesling 2010, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: A clean, crisp white with white melon, peach and stonefruit aromas. Good acidity for food, medium-bodied. Riesling food pairings: Pairs well wit grilled halibut, crab cakes, grilled chicken, sushi, or cheese fondue, sherry poached apples, or prosciutto & pork terrine. Drink: 2011 - 2014 307157 12.3% D 750 mL $22.99 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Georges Road Block Three Riesling 2010, Waipara, New Zealand: Incredible intensity and acidity with a laser focus of lime green refreshment. Love the low alcohol, yet it's packed with flavour. Wow! Drink: 2012 - 2018 GR_RIES_2010 11% MD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château des Charmes Old Vines, Estate Bottled Riesling 2008, V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada: Gorgeous riesling with lime vibrancy and mouth-watering refreshment. The old vines lend depth and complexity. This is a steal at this price. Riesling food pairings: oven roasted halibut with a lemon butter sauce. Drink: 2012 - 2017 277228 12% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tyrrell's Wines Moore's Creek Chardonnay 2011, Southeast Australia, Australia: Lots of oak on the nose here with some green apple brightness on the palate. Good mouth-watering acidity for food. Full-bodied. Great price. Chardonnay food pairings: fresh salads, seafood dishes and creamy pasta dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2014 1072298 13% D 750 mL $12.99 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery Birch Canoe Pinot Blanc 2010, Okanagan, BC V.Q.A., Canada: Clean, crisp with white melon and lime aromas. Not oak: very refreshing. Pinot Blanc food pairings: seafood, clam chowder, oysters, mussels. Drink: 2011 - 2014 776545400000 12% D 750 mL $13.99 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery Ogopogo's Lair Pinot Grigio 2010, Okanagan V.Q.A., Bc, Canada: Remarkably full-bodied for pinot grigio yet still fresh and crisp. Aromas of white and green melon and a vibrant floral finish. Pinot Grigio food pairings: creamy pastas, baked foccacia, dishes that are lightly spiced - oregano, basil, and rosemary pairings showcase the character of the wine. Drink: 2011 - 2014 776545400017 13.5% D 750 mL $14.99 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Casal Thaulero Osco Pinot Grigio 2011, Chieti Igt, Italy: Crisp and clean with aromas of lemon and white melon. Fresh and medium-bodied. Great aperitif. Pinot Grigio food pairings: white meats, boiled or roasted fish, sushi. Drink: 2012 - 2014 73163 13% D 750 mL $7.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Painted Rock Estate Winery Ltd. Painted Rock Estate Winery Chardonnay 2010, Okanagan Valley, Canada: More elegant, with greater finesse than any previous vintage with a judicious use of oak that wraps itself gently around tropical fruit aromas. Lemon acidity through the middle lifts and brightens this luscious wine. It was partially barrel fermented then aged sur lie in 100% new French oak for 4 1/2 months. A lovely creamy texture with a long finish. Chardonnay food pairings: seafood, creamy pastas, poultry. Drink: 2012 - 2014 130997 13% D 750 mL $30.00 Score: 92/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Georges Road Selection Pinot Gris 2011, Waipara, New Zealand: Love it! Full-flavoured with aromas of white peach and melon with a crisp lime green finish. Good acidity, not heavy. Pinot Gris food pairings: miso-glazed salmon. Drink: 2011 - 2015 1 14% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Union Wine White Named Varietal Blends-White 2010, Niagara Peninsula V.Q.A., Ontario, Canada: Pretty floral and white peach notes on the nose of this refreshing, vibrant white wine. Makes a terrific aperitif as well as an accompaniment to many dishes. A lovely blend of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer and Chardonnay grapes. Named Varietal Blends-White food pairings: sushi, Asian dishes with some spice, butter chicken, seafood salad. Drink: 2012 - 2016 197145 12% MD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Very nice! Fat, luscious aromas and flavours of melon. Not herbal (thank-you). I like it a lot, and the price even better. Bring on summer, bring on refreshment. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: lean, white-fleshed fish with mild flavours, oysters, fresh green salads, goats milk cheeses and chicken pates. Drink: 2012 - 2017 430546 12.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay 2010, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: A luscious, mouth-filling, complex chardonnay. Full-bodied and generous with glorious aromas of green apple and baked bread. Drink: 2012 - 2018 639641 14.5% XD 750 mL $32.99 Score: 92/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Rita Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Casablanca Valley, Chile: Terrifically refreshing! Herbal with vibrant notes of chives and lemongrass. Mouth-watering and clean. Amazing price. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: aperitif or with marinated raw fish, shrimp cocktailm chicken and caviar. Drink: 2012 - 2014 275677 13.5% D 750 mL $12.45 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Rita Reserva Chardonnay 2010, Casablanca Valley, Chile: A buttery, rich chardonnay that's voluptuous but not heavy. Aromas of peach and Asian pear. Amazing price. Chardonnay food pairings: fish with creamy seafood or black butter sauces, scallops. Drink: 2012 - 2015 348359 13.5% D 750 mL $14.00 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Open Riesling Gewürztraminer 2011, V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Canada: This is an incredible wine for the price point! Joyous notes of peach, peach and lychee. The gewurztraminer really comes through in this blend. Riesling Gewürztraminer food pairings: honey glazed BBQ chicken, Asian fusion, fresh salads, and a variety of soft, mild cheeses. Drink: 2012 - 2014 134965 11.1% MD 750 mL $11.95 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dan Aykroyd Sauvignon Blanc 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara, Ontario, Canada: A light, refreshing wine with mild aromas of white melon and peach. A pale straw colour and weight. Nice aperitif. Serve chilled. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: salads, seafood. Drink: 2010 - 2013 74047 12.7% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 85/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jackson-Triggs Silver Series Chardonnay 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada: Lovely aromas of butterscotch and peach on the nose. Full-bodied and generous on the palate with layers of ripe tree and tropical fruit and a comforting vanilla-smoke finish. Chardonnay food pairings: stone crab, ginger baked salmon, grilled scallops or shrimp, mushroom risotto, veal chops, and pork tenderloin. Pastas in rich cream sauces and aged cheeses are also great matches.. Drink: 2012 - 2016 593996 13.4% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Pinot Gris 2011, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Dry and crisp and clean. Like a fresh spring breeze awakening your senses. Lime and lemon vibrancy. Great aperitif or food companion. Pinot Gris food pairings: halibut, white wine poached chicken, mussels in a creamy curry sauce. Drink: 2012 - 2015 510941 13.75% XD 750 mL $20.00 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alsace Willm Reserve Gewurtztraminer 2010, Aoc Alsace, France: A tart, mouth-watering white of vibrant aromas and flavours of lime and lemons. Very refreshing and food-friendly. Gewurtztraminer food pairings: apéritif or with oriental and Asian cuisine, roasted meats, exotic fruits, spiced salads, blue cheeses. Drink: 2012 - 2014 269852 13% M 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosemount Estate Diamond Label Pinot Grigio 2011, South Australia, Australia: Absolutely terrific for the price! Wow. Crisp, clean and vibrant with notes of lime and chives. Great aperitif or food companion. Pinot Grigio food pairings: roast chicken or creamy pasta dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2015 112813 12.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mission Hill Family Estate Five Vineyards Pinot Blanc 2011, Okanagan Valley V.Q.A., Bc, Canada: Terrifically fresh and vibrant! Like a basket of white melons on a summer afternoon. Lovely as an aperitif or companion to many dishes. Pinot Blanc food pairings: grilled fish, fresh oysters, summer salads or creamy pasta dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2014 776545995001 12% D 750 mL $14.99 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mission Hill Family Estate Five Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2011, Okanagan Valley V.Q.A., Bc, Canada: Fresh melon dusted with fascinating spice and ginger aromas. Medium-bodied and very refreshing. Pinot Grigio food pairings: Asian fare or creamy pasta dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2014 776545995001 12% D 750 mL $15.99 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mission Hill Family Estate Five Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2011, V.Q.A, Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: I quite like this style of sauvignon blanc! Fresh and alive with aromas of lemon zest, lime and chives. Great aperitif or food companion. Medium-bodied and mouth-watering. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: fresh salads, goat cheese and many seafood dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2014 776545995278 13.5% D 750 mL $14.99 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Pinot Gris 2010, V.Q.A, Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Fresh and vibrant with white melon and white dry peach notes. Medium-bodied. Great aperitif. Drink: 2012 - 2014 776545991171 13.5% D 750 mL $19.99 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Riesling 2011, V.Q.A, Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: A fabulous Riesling, especially for this price! Lovely aromas of white peach, Asian pear and petrol. Medium-bodied and mouth-watering. Drink: 2012 - 2016 144196 13% D 750 mL $20.00 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Calliope Sauvignon Blanc 2011, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: A mouth-watering attack of lemon-vibrant acidity. Cries out for food. Very, very refreshing. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: spring salmon sauteed in lemon and garlic butter; goats cheese salads. Drink: 2012 - 2015 133215 13.25% 750 mL $16.99 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Calliope Figure Eight White Cabernet Merlot 2011, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: A lovely, fresh, floral white that has enticing aromas of ripe melon and sun-kissed lemon blossom. Terrific aperitif or food companion. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: roasted halibut, mild Indian curries, roast chicken stuffed with lemon & herbs. Drink: 2012 - 2015 333880 14.5% D 750 mL $16.99 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Calliope Viognier 2011, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: A fascinating and aromatic viognier with enticing aromas of lime, flowers and baking spices. Refreshing and dry with a crisp finish. Terrific food wine. Viognier food pairings: pancetta wrapped chicken breast, roast turkey, or lobster bisque. Drink: 2012 - 2015 176024 13.2% 750 mL $15.99 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Calliope Riesling 2011, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: A delicate and fresh white with lovely aromas of apple blossom and lime. Mouth-watering and balanced. Riesling food pairings: ceviche, apple stuffed roast pork, Dungeness crab salad. Drink: 2012 - 2015 175984 12.7% XD 750 mL $14.99 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Calliope Riesling 2010, Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Crisp with lovely white peach and pear aromas. Medium-bodied with lingering seduction. Riesling food pairings: ceviche, apple-stuffed roast pork, dungeness crab salad. Drink: 2012 - 2015 175984 12.7% XD 750 mL $14.99 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Calliope Viognier 2010, Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Lovely white wine with aromatic floral notes and the essence of honeysuckle blossoms on the first day of spring. Medium-bodied and balanced. Viognier food pairings: pancetta-wrapped chicken breast, roast turkey, lobster bisque. Drink: 2012 - 2015 176024 13.2% XD 750 mL $15.99 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Calliope Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Clean and crisp with white melon and gooseberry, but not a lot of herbal character. Good acidity for food. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: local oysters, asparagus, citrus-based salads. Drink: 2012 - 2014 133215 13% XD 750 mL $16.99 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

SeaGlass Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Santa Barbara, California, United States: Grassy, herbal and terrifically refreshing! Lovely lifted notes of lime and chives. A clean, crisp white that's extremely versatile with many dishes. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: sushi, fish, cream sauce pasta, roast chicken. Drink: 2012 - 2013 173575 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

SeaGlass Riesling 2011, Santa Barbara, California, United States: Very pretty, floral white with come-alive lime notes. A touch of white peach on the finish. terrific aperitif or companion to many dishes and conversations. Riesling food pairings: shellfish, white sauce pasta, cheese, salads. Drink: 2012 - 2014 237743 13% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montevina Winery Pinot Grigio 2009, California, United States: A terrific, crisp white with melon and green apple notes. Aromas of dry white apricot and a mouth-watering juiciness that's ideal for a wide variety of dishes. Pinot Grigio food pairings: roast chicken, cheeses, fresh fish, white pasta sauce, salads. Drink: 2012 - 2013 237750 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chapoutier Belleruche Blanc Grenache Blanc 2009, Rhone, France: A vibrant blend Of 60% Grenache, 20% Clairette, 20% Bourboulenc grapes. Aromas of green apple with juicy, zesty lime notes and a fresh finish. Grenache Blanc food pairings: roast chicken, cheeses, fresh seafood, white pasta sauce, salads. Drink: 2012 - 2014 245340 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carmen Wines Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Leyda Valley, Chile: Herbal, refreshing and complex with a medium- to full-bodied weight. Very refreshing with aromas of lemon, chives and ocean spray. Drink: 2012 - 2014 83300097611 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carmen Wines Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2011, Casablanca Valley, Chile: A buttery beauty that's full-bodied but not heavy. Gorgeous layers of green apple, butterscotch and baking spice. Terrific price for this quality. Drink: 2014 - 2015 83300097666 13.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carmen Wines Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Casablanca Valley, Chile: Terrifically refreshing! Herbal and grassy with a lovely lemon zest lift in the middle. You can't beat this price. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: fish and shellfish, white meats, salads. Drink: 2012 - 2014 83300097604 13% D 750 mL $11.45 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Errazuriz Max Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Valle De Aconcagua, Chile: Grassy and herbal with refreshing acidity and mouth-watering action. Very classic sauvignon blanc at an incredibly great price. Medium-bodied and versatile with a range of dishes. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: shellfish, white sauce pasta, cheese, salads. Drink: 2012 - 2013 273342 13% M 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Haywire Winery Switchback Vineyard Pinot Gris 2011, Okanagan Valley, B.C., Canada: A crisp, refreshing white with vibrant notes of grapefruit and white melon. Dry and clean. Pinot Gris food pairings: Pad Thai, lemon roasted chicken, fresh crab. Drink: 2012 - 2014 230649 13.5% XD 750 mL $23.00 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Haywire Winery Canyonview Vineyard Chardonnay 2011, Okanagan Valley, Canada: Clean, crisp chardonnay with aromas of white peach and white stone fruit. This is an unoaked wine in the style of classic chablis. Chardonnay food pairings: dim sum, herb roast chicken, spot prawns, hard cheeses, oysters. Drink: 2012 - 2014 230839 13% D 750 mL $23.00 Score: 88/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Pinot Gris 2010, Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: White melon and grapefruit aromas deliver loads of refreshment. Medium-bodied, clean and crisp. Drink: 2012 - 2015 510941 13.5% XD 750 mL $20.00 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Pinot Gris 2009, Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: White melon and grapefruit aromas deliver loads of refreshment. Medium-bodied, clean and crisp. Drink: 2012 - 2015 510941 13.5% XD 750 mL $20.00 Score: 90/100. June 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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