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Vintages Release July 7, 2012

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Dessert Wine

Jackson-Triggs Proprietors' Reserve Vidal Icewine 2007, V.Q.A., Niagara, Ontario: Concentrated aromas of baked pears, honey and orange marmalade. Luscious texture that unfurls over the palate. A gorgeous elixir of apricots, honeysuckle and peach perserves. Lovely balance and extraordinary length and persistence of flavours. Treat yourself to this dessert wine soon. Drink: 2012 - 2021 594010 11% S 375 mL $39.95 Score: 93/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Alamos Malbec 2011, Mendoza, Argentina: Big, black and delicious! Full-bodied with lots of dark fruit and toasty oak. Superb quality for the price. Serve it at BBQs and movie night. Drink: 2012 - 2015 295105 13.5% 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Mendoza, Argentina: Classically structured cabernet with terrific aromas of cassis and blackcurrant. Full-bodied and smooth, packed with flavour yet elegant and balanced. Drink: 2012 - 2015 295105 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Grant Burge Miamba Shiraz 2010, Barossa Valley, Australia: Lots of toasty oak and black fruit on the nose. Full-bodied, smooth and savoury. A long, satisfying finish with dark spices and black pepper. Drink: 2012 - 2021 284091 14.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thirty Bench Wine Makers Red Blend - Meritage 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada: Savoury and bold with a good tannic grip. This wine needs cellar time. Terrific structure and complexity with dark fruit and just the right amount of oak. Long finish. Blend - Meritage food pairings: grilled red meats prepared medium-rare to rare; two to four year old Canadian cheddar and crusty baguette; rich beef stews; leg of lamb.. Drink: 2012 - 2017 320986 13.6% XD 750 mL $24.00 Score: 90/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quinta Da Rigodeira Unfiltered Baga 2005, D.O.C., Bairrada, Portugal: Juicy, rustic, robust, tannic and full-bodied. Simple pleasure. Decent 3 hours and serve with big meat dishes. 219121 13.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 85/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carla Chiaro Reserve J. Carelli Malbec 2009, Mendoza, Argentina: A full-bodied, straight-forward wine with black fruit and toasty oak. Malbec food pairings: grilled lamb chops, veal steaks. Drink: 2011 - 2014 235085 14% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 86/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Haut-Vigneau Meritage 2009, A.C., Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France: A reserved Bordeaux with aromas of cassis and blackcurrant. Full-bodied and relatively smooth for a wine of this youth. Could use some cellar time. Drink: 2013 - 2015 29678 13.5% D 750 mL $25.95 Score: 87/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château De L'orangerie Grande Cuvée 2008, A.C., Premières Côtes De Bordeaux, France: Smoky mocha followed by blackberries and toasty oak. Savoury and tasty. Great price. Drink: 2012 - 2015 282103 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stefano Farina Le Bocce Chianti Classico 2009, D.O.C.G., Tuscany, Italy: Tart black cherries with an ultra-dry finish. Full-bodied. Drink: 2012 - 2015 279745 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hickinbotham Shiraz Cabernet 2009, South Australia, Argentina: Smoky with savoury, juicy black fruit. Perfect for barbecue! Drink: 2012 - 2015 159632 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Seppelt Chalambar Shiraz 2008, Grampians Bendigo, Victoria, Australia: Pleasantly bitter and juicy with big, black brooding fruit: cassis and blackcurrant wrapped in cedar smoke. Shiraz food pairings: roast leg of lamb off the barbecue rotisserie. Drink: 2012 - 2015 29488 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Emiliana Novas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009, Maipo Valley, Chile: This organic wine has just 15 mg/l of free sulphur. A terrific wine, especially at this price. Full-bodied, juicy and richly layered with fleshy black plum and berry aromas and flavours. Superb. Great gift wine too -- the label looks expensive :) Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot food pairings: barbecued eggplant, steaks, ribs. Drink: 2012 - 2015 437947 14.6% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. July 2012. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poggio Alle Sughere Lionello Marchesi Castelnuevo Berardenga Morellino Di Scansano 2009, D.O.C.G., Tuscany, Italy: Black and dark red cherries with a pleasant tartness. Decant 2 hours. Lots of mouth-watering action for a variety of dishes: spaghetti and meatballs anyone? Morellino Di Scansano food pairings: saucy ribs, roast suckling pig, gourmet burgers with side dish of pasta in a tomato-basil sauce. Drink: 2012 - 2015 281220 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Berry Box Edgebaston Named Varietal Blends-Red 2010, W.O., Stellenbosch, South Africa: Very nice for the price! Lusciously ripe black fruit, hint of mint. Full-bodied and smooth. Perfect for barbecues. Drink: 2012 - 2015 278432 14.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beronia Elaboración Especial Tempranillo 2009, D.O.C.A., Rioja, Spain: Big oaky nose that supported by terrific fleshy ripe, juicy black fruit on the palate. Fantastic for the money. Full-bodied and delicious. Drink: 2012 - 2015 723643 14% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. July 2012. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Napa Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Napa Valley, California, United States: A generous, supple and full-bodied red with lovely aromas and flavour of plush plums and dark berries. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: beef enchiladas, barbecued ribs in sauce. Drink: 2012 - 2015 135145 14% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry's Drive Parson's Flat Shiraz Cabernet 2007, Padthaway, South Australia, Argentina: Smoky with enticing aromas of coffee and black fruit on the nose. Full-bodied and smooth. Cries out for steak or a hearty meat dish. Drink: 2012 - 2016 271494 15% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Ferme Du Mont Le Ponnant Stéphane Vedeau 2009, A.C., Côtes Du Rhône-Villages, France: Savoury, cedary and chewy with satisfying aromas and flavours of black cherry and forest floor. Full-bodied and smooth, though decant for an hours for maximum pleasure. Drink: 2012 - 2016 171371 14.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. July 2012. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Gille Pinot Noir 2009, A.C., Côtes De Nuits-Villages, Burgundy, France: A solid, balanced, juicy pinot noir with classic aromas of dark cherry, earth and some smoke. Medium- to full-bodied. Lots of aging potential. Pinot Noir food pairings: stuffed veal tenderloin. Drink: 2012 - 2016 210864 13% D 750 mL $28.95 Score: 90/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poggio Bonelli Riserva Chianti Classico 2007, D.O.C.G., Tuscany, Italy: Savoury with a great grip. Full-bodied with tart wild black cherries and a long smoky finish. Decant for 2-3 hours. Drink: 2014 - 2016 180067 14% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 90/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vila Jardim Quinta Vale, Do Arno Tinto 2009, Vinho Regional Tejo, Alentejo, Portugal: Charming! Full-bodied with cherry liqueur concentration yet completely dry. If you love New World wines such as Californian zinfandel and want to bridge to something just as tasty but less fruity from the Old World, this is your wine. Tinto food pairings: standing rib roast, rotisserie leg of lamb. Drink: 2012 - 2015 277624 14% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. July 2012. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alvaro Castro Red 2008, D.O.C., Dão, Portugal: Savoury, meaty and full-bodied with a pleasantly bitter and refreshing finish. Black fruit and tarry depths. Great wine for big meat dishes and barbecue. Drink: 2012 - 2015 285288 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Celeste Crianza, Torres 2009, D.O., Ribera Del Duero, Spain: Juicy, dark and delicious! Big black fleshy fruit wrapped in a smoky blanket. Terrific for this price. Drink: 2012 - 2016 210872 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Toasted Head Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, North Coast, California, United States: Mocha-coffee goodness wraps around black fruit and smoke. Full-bodied and smooth with a nice grip. Decants for a 1 hour. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: barbecued gourmet sausages. Drink: 2012 - 2015 686824 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Grove Street Pinot Noir 2010, Sonoma County, California, United States: Cherry pie and baking spice aromas in this medium-bodied, silky red. Endless flavour and a remarkable price for such good pinot noir. Pinot Noir food pairings: charcuterie platter. Drink: 2012 - 2015 231613 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Malivoire Wine Company Pinot Noir 2009, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: A rich and full-bodied (but not heavy) pinot noir. Very ripe and fleshy dark berries and cherries. Lots of mocha on the nose from the oak aging. Generous and delicious. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled-rare steak sliders, lamb. Drink: 2012 - 2016 996777 12.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. July 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fonterutoli Chianti Classico 2009, D.O.C.G., Tuscany, Italy: Juicy, robust and rustic (in a good way) with aromas of black cherry and cedar. It's got a good grip, so decant for 2 hours or give it some cellar time. Full-bodied and tasty. Drink: 2013 - 2016 977629 13.5% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 91/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poliziano Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2007, D.O.C.G., Tuscany, Italy: Beautifully balanced with lovely liquid depths of black smoky fruit. Juicy and savoury and meaty. Superb. Drink: 2012 - 2016 988055 14.5% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 91/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Argiano Nc Non Confunditur 2009, I.G.T., Rosso Tuscany, Italy: Tannic, towering and black: give this one some serious cellar time. Black fruit, smoke and tar with incredible depth and length. Drink: 2014 - 2018 72397 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Two Paddocks Picnic Pinot Noir 2008, New Zealand, New Zealand: A juicy, generous pinot with a tumble of fleshy ripe raspberries over your tongue and senses. Medium-bodied and silky smooth, this is a terrific red. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal medallions in a red wine sauce. Drink: 2012 - 2016 14548 13.5% D 750 mL $25.95 Score: 91/100. July 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Obra Prima Colleccion Gran Reserva, Familia Cassone Malbec 2007, Mendoza, Argentina: The texture of this wine strikes me first: a wraps around the top and bottom of my tongue and I don't want to swallow that caress. Black fruit, full-bodied with smoke and mocha. Lovely, lovely. Drink: 2012 - 2016 249243 14.5% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 92/100. July 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stags' Leap Winery Merlot 2008, Napa Valley, California, United States: Love it! Juicy and ultra-smooth like liquid velvet. Aromas of luscious black plums and dark berries. Long finish. Merlot food pairings: rare steak marinated in salt, pepper and olive oil. Drink: 2012 - 2016 655399 14.2% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. July 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

E. Guigal Gigondas 2009, A.C., Rhône, France: Rich and complex; loaded with flavour yet ultra elegant and refined. Superb craftsmanship. Aromas of black cherry and wild blackberry with just enough smoke on the long finish. Drink: 2012 - 2020 331900 14% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 94/100. July 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thomas George Russian River Valley Estate Pinot Noir 2009, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Gorgeous notes of clove, cinnamon and spices intermingle with bright cherries and mouth-watering juiciness. Full-bodied but not heavy. Triple delicious! Drink: 2012 - 2017 284018 14.3% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 94/100. July 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Monchiero Vignola Vino Rosato, Piedmont, Italy: Dry and refreshing with aromas of strawberry fields forever. Rosato food pairings: antipasti spread. Drink: 2012 - 2013 276345 13% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 87/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Mas Duclaux Tavel Duclaux-Roudil Rosé 2011, A.C., Rhône, France: Full-bodied with fresh aromas of field raspberries. Dry finish. Rosé food pairings: grilled chicken with sun-dried tomato pesto. 276337 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Val Joanis Tradition Chancel Family, Prop-Récolt. Syrah Rosé 2011, A.C., Luberon, Rhône, France: Lovely balance and taste. Mouth-filling but not heavy. Aromas of wild strawberry and raspberry. Syrah Rosé food pairings: paprika-dusted barbecued chicken. Drink: 2012 - 2014 707281 13.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. July 2012. Best Value Rosé Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Huff Estates Winery Cuvée Peter F. Huff Sparkling Traditional Method Sparkling White 2008, V.Q.A., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada: Toasty, rich and deep with refreshing notes of green apple and fresh bread. Long beery, yeasty finish. Drink: 2012 - 2014 198754 12% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 91/100. July 2012. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis Picamelot Brut Crémant De Bourgogne, A.C., Burgundy, France: Fantastic! Got a wedding or large gathering? Buy this one by the case. Toasty with fresh vibrant green apple aromas. Cheers! Drink: 2012 - 2014 161919 12% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. July 2012. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henriot Souverain Brut Champagne, A.C., Champagne, France: Classic! Bring me back to champagne always. Toasty, elegant, refined, fresh brioche, green apple. Drink: 2012 - 2015 959643 12% D 750 mL $56.95 Score: 91/100. July 2012. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Joseph Cattin Muscat 2010, A.C., Alsace, France: Soft, not much acidity, orange blossom and flowers. Sweetness lends food versatility. Muscat food pairings: medium spiced Asian noodle dishes, calamari with a mild masala. Drink: 2012 - 2014 224634 12% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 86/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bon Courage Prestige Cuvée Chardonnay 2011, W.O., Robertson, South Africa: A full-bodied, straight-forward chardonnay with green apple and toasty oak. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled salmon over pasta in a cream-based sauce. Drink: 2012 - 2014 278333 14.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 86/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Loma Larga Agr. Llancay Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Casablanca Valley, Aconcagua Valley, Chile: Grassy and refreshing. Mouth-watering acidity for many dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2014 283630 13% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pfaffenheim Cuvée Bacchus Le Cave Des Vignerons De Pfaffenheim Gewurztraminer 2010, A.C., Alsace, France: A soft and subtle gewurz with notes of rose petal, lychee. Medium-bodied. Gewurztraminer food pairings: spiced Thai or Indian food, fresh fruit and creamy cheeses. Drink: 2012 - 2014 996017 13.5% M 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Attems Pinot Grigio 2011, I.G.T., Venezia Giulia, Friuli, Italy: Juicy, crisp and mouth-watering with lime, grapefruit and white melon aromas. Great aperitif or companion to many dishes. Pinot Grigio food pairings: grilled chicken breasts, summer salads. Drink: 2012 - 2014 707950 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bastianich Adriactico Friulano 2010, D.O.C., Colli Orientali Del Friuli, Italy: A floral white with mouth-watering acidity and a pleasantly dry, bitter and refreshing finish. Drink: 2012 - 2014 277467 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 87/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Monteoro Di Gallura Superiore, Sella & Mosca Vermentino 2011, D.O.C.G., Sardinia, Italy: Dry, crisp with good acidity and lime and chive notes. Clean, no oak. Vermentino food pairings: grilled calamari, planked salmon steaks. Drink: 2012 - 2014 203422 13.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kim Crawford Unoaked Chardonnay 2011, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Clean, crisp and fresh with no oak. Medium-bodied. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, quiche, rich seafood dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2014 991950 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 87/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cathedral Cellar Kwv Chenin Blanc 2011, W.O., Western Cape, Coastal Region, South Africa: Nice aperitif! Clean and crisp with mild white melon notes. No heavy oak. Chenin Blanc food pairings: grilled prawns. Drink: 2012 - 2014 278325 14% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery Chardonnay 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Lovely and light-limbed with medium-bodied weight. Green apple and subtle white peach notes. Just the right amount of oak. Chardonnay food pairings: smoked turkey breast, barbecued pork. Drink: 2012 - 2015 173377 13% XD 750 mL $24.00 Score: 88/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vinum Africa The Winery Of Good Hope Chenin Blanc 2010, W.O., Stellenbosch, The Hope Of Good Cape, Western Cape, South Africa: A terrific taste experience for the money! Vibrant lime breaks through the toasty oak. Good acidity and balance. Medium-bodied. Chenin Blanc food pairings: paella, richer seafood dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2015 739995 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. July 2012. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Chardonnay 2010, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada: Solid and full-bodied with aromas of green apple and a hint of oak. Mouth-watering acidity and juicy. Chardonnay food pairings: pork tenderloin, grilled tuna steaks. Drink: 2012 - 2016 350108 13% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 89/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tramin Pinot Grigio 2011, D.O.C., Südtirol-Alto Adige, Italy: Terrific refreshment! Limes, chives and lemon lift. Great aperitif or food companion. Pinot Grigio food pairings: fish. Drink: 2012 - 2014 627059 12.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. July 2012. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2008, Kumeu, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand: Butterscotch balanced with vibrant white peach and some soft lime. Nicely crafted. Full-bodied but not heavy. Lots of bright acidity. Drink: 2012 - 2015 640383 13.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 89/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Malivoire Wine Company Musqué Spritz Chardonnay 2011, V.Q.A., Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: If you like moscato d'asti, you'll love this! Honeysuckle and orange blossom aromas and sweetness but not cloying. The spritz is refreshing. Why make you're a spritzer when you can just pour this on a hot summer's day? Chardonnay food pairings: eggs Benedict, mildly spiced seafood dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2014 189670 9% M 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Nice for the price! Herbal and refreshing with lime and lemongrass notes. Mouth-watering and medium-bodied. Drink: 2012 - 2014 734095 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. July 2012. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ghost Pines Winemaker's Blend Louis M. Martini Winery Chardonnay 2010, Sonoma, Monterey, Napa Counties, California, United States: Classic California chardonnay: butterscotch, toffee, apple and peach. Full-bodied and layered with a long finish. Drink: 2012 - 2015 136408 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rodney Strong Wine Estates Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2010, Sonoma County, California, United States: Juicy and full-bodied with a great balance between big oak and pear fruit. Chardonnay food pairings: oven-roasted lobster tail and butter, duck risotto. Drink: 2012 - 2015 275552 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ponzi Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay 2009, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: Elegant and balanced with lovely green apple and Asian pear fruit and a deft use of oak as a supporting player (not ketchup). Full-bodied and delicious. Chardonnay food pairings: seafood appetizers, salmon steaks. Drink: 2012 - 2015 236208 13% XD 750 mL $38.95 Score: 90/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jip Jip Rocks Unoaked Chardonnay 2011, Padthaway, South Australia, Australia: Fresh and pure with aromas of green apple and lime. No oak, run free in your bare feet! Chardonnay food pairings: calamari. Drink: 2012 - 2015 175752 12.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. July 2012. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sbragia Home Ranch Chardonnay 2009, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Caramel-rich and layered. Buttery toasty with fleshy peach and pear aromas. Full-bodied and layered. Drink: 2012 - 2016 52720 14.8% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 91/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Closson Chase S. Kocsis Vineyard Chardonnay 2009, V.Q.A., Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: A vibrant chardonnay with mouth-watering flavours of green apples and sun-dappled orchards. Full-bodied and multi-layered. Drink: 2012 - 2016 184291 13.9% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 92/100. July 2012. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Churton Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Terrific balance! Great refreshment with some herbal and lifted lime notes but not too grassy. A nice richness that you often don't see on sauvignon blanc from New Zealand. Drink: 2012 - 2015 159244 13.5% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 92/100. July 2012. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Coonawarra Estate Riesling 2010, Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia: I adore that petrol nose! Like dark skies that open to a shaft of sunlight with it's dry peach essence. Superbly concentrated. Mouth-watering acidity. A riesling for intellectuals, and those who want to be. Riesling food pairings: pulled pork, grilled calamari. Drink: 2012 - 2018 528216 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 93/100. July 2012. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flowers Vineyards And Winery Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2010, Sonoma Coast, California, United States: Lovely! Rich yet zippy. Full of flavour but not heavy. Terrifically vibrant green apple notes and toasty oak with a lime fresh finish. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled lobster tail, whole roast chicken. Drink: 2012 - 2016 215210 14.3% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 93/100. July 2012. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pinot Grigio 2011, D.O.C., Valdadige, Alto Adige Trentino, Italy: A light and refreshing pinot grigio with clean crisp lines of lime and white melon notes. Medium-bodied without any heavy oak. Love the convenient half bottle size. Pinot Grigio food pairings: lighter cheeses, seafood appetizers. Drink: 2012 - 2014 687558 12.5% XD 375 mL $10.45 Score: 87/100. July 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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