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Vintages Release October 13, 2012

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Dessert Wine

Le Gravillas Vin Doux Naturel 2009, A.C., Rasteau, Rhône, France: Complex and not overly sweet with lovely blackberry preserves and some dark chocolate notes. Drink: 2012 - 2017 286245 17% M 500 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. October 2012. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dr. H. Thanisch Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Spätlese 2010, Prädikatswein, Mosel, Germany: Spectacular! The sweetness is tempered by acidity for a perfectly hedonistic combination. Peach and pear play with your senses. Drink: 2012 - 2018 295667 8.5% MS 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poças Special Reserve Tawny Manoel D. Poças Jr. Port, D.O.C., Douro, Portugal: Very satisfying after-dinner drink. Toffee and coffee without being overly sweet. Drink: 2012 - 2018 286229 20% S 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. October 2012. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Oldfield Series Syrah 2009, South Okanagan Valley, BC V.Q.A., Canada: Some mint and blackberry on the nose. Gorgeous velvet texture and full-bodied weight on the palate. Satisfyingly long finish. Syrah food pairings: BBQ meats, anything smoky and slow-cooked will work, from beef brisket to smoky sauce-slathered ribs or pork tenderloin, beef braised in wine. Drink: 2009 - 2019 663138 14.9% D 750 mL $35.00 Score: 90/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Inniskillin Okanagan Vineyards Reserve Pinot Noir 2008, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: A mouth-wateringly juicy red with bright cherry, raspberry and mocha notes. Smooth, silky and medium-bodied. This wine was aged in French oak for four months. Very food-friendly and versatile. Terrific effort! Pinot Noir food pairings: salmon, pate, roast chicken or turkey. Drink: 2012 - 2016 624767 14% XD 750 mL $18.99 Score: 90/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Oldfield Series 2Bench Red 2009, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Rich, round and full-bodied with great structure and balance. Dark fruit aromas and flavours with some smoke on the finish. Food pairings: rare roast beef, lamb dishes, wild game, grilled cheese sandwich. Drink: 2010 - 2018 687647 15% D 750 mL $29.99 Score: 89/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sterling Vineyards Vintner's Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Central Coast, California, United States: A full-bodied, balanced cabernet with classic aromas of cassis and blackberry. Just the right amount of oak. Easy-drinking yet elegant. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast beef with glazed carrots, slow roasted short ribs, beef stew with shiitake mushrooms. Drink: 2012 - 2018 56366 13.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hawkes Wine & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California, United States: Chalky dry with some blackberry notes. Full-bodied and smooth, not overly expressive. Drink: 2012 - 2018 HawkesCab2009 14.1% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 87/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sasso Al Poggio Piccini 2006, I.G.T., Tuscany, Italy: Rustic and full-bodied with sour cherry and wild tart blackberry. Cries out for food, especially anything with a tangy tomato sauce. Drink: 2012 - 2015 134809 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 87/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Bonnin Pichon 2008, A.C., Lussac St-Émilion, Bordeaux, France: Bargain Bordeaux at this price. Black fruit, smoke with full-body. Short finish: for immediate pleasure. Food pairings: grilled herbed steak, steak-and-mushroom pie. Drink: 2012 - 2014 280008 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Goats do Roam The Goatfather 2011, Wo Coastal Region, South Africa: Juicy purple and black plums with dark spice. Happy, straight-up pleasure. Full-bodied but not heavy. Food pairings: pizza, mild chicken wings. Drink: 2012 - 2014 11072 14.6% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. October 2012. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cal Blanca Tempranillo 2009, D.O., Toro, Spain: Juicy and full-bodied with black fruit notes. Straight-up enjoyment. Drink: 2012 - 2014 292003 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 87/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flechas De Los Andes Gran Baron Edmond De Rothschild Malbec 2009, Mendoza, Argentina: Savoury with a pleasant bitterness, black fruit, including cassis and wild tart blackberries. Full-bodied. Drink: 2012 - 2015 164095 14% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paxton Jones Block Single Vineyard Shiraz 2009, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Roasted black fruit with lots of oak and spices. Full-bodied. Drink: 2012 - 2014 149914 14% D 750 mL $32.95 Score: 88/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Lafont Fourcat Claude Et Paul Marie Morillon, Props. 2010, A.C., Bordeaux, France: Big tannic grip so decant 2 hours and/or give it some cellar love. Black brooding fruit and smoke. Drink: 2013 - 2016 295790 13% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. October 2012. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine La Tour Vieille La Pinède Collioure 2009, A.C., Midi, France: Pleasant and full-bodied with dark red fruit. Good food wine. Drink: 2012 - 2015 292581 14.7% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ego Vielles Vignes, Domaine Cazes 2010, A.P., Côtes Du Roussillon-Villages, Midi, France: Electric purple plums and juicy mouth-watering goodness. Smooth and full-bodied. This organic wine has just 18 mg/l of free sulphur. Food pairings: venison, braised pork tenderloin. Drink: 2012 - 2015 77701 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Palacio De Sada Crianza 2008, D.O., Navarra, Spain: Juicy, black-fruited tasty wonder. Great price. Perfumed purple and black plums with an intriguing savoury note on the finish. Food pairings: barbecued meats, stews featuring beef and root veggies. Drink: 2012 - 2014 246736 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. October 2012. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pedro Martínez Alesanco Reserva 2006, D.O.C.A., Rioja, Spain: Juicy and full-bodied, more like cabernet than tempranillo, but delicious nonetheless. Food pairings: charcuterie and Manchego cheese. Drink: 2012 - 2015 170092 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cannonball Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, California, United States: Strong malolactic buttery finish like a Cinnabon gone cold. Full-bodied with pleasant black fruit up front. Drink: 2012 - 2015 291666 13.8% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clos Du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, North Coast, California, United States: Full-bodied and balanced with classis cassis and blackberry notes. Smoky finish. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: spare ribs in a smoky sauce, meat lovers pizza, gourmet sausages. Drink: 2012 - 2015 181685 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Brandborg Bench Lands Pinot Noir 2008, Umpqua Valley, Oregon, United States: Cherry jam and raspberry preserves. Full-bodied, juicy and luscious. Drink: 2012 - 2015 295238 13.3% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 88/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Luigi Bosca Syrah 2009, Maipú, Mendoza, Argentina: Luscious purple and black plums tumble across your mouth (and senses). Terrific body and an invitation to lose yourself among the layers of flavour. Syrah food pairings: pepper steaks, roast beef au jus. Drink: 2012 - 2016 143412 14.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. October 2012. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Benmarco Dominio Del Plata Malbec 2010, Mendoza, Argentina: Coffee, mocha and espresso on a black fruit layers of full-bodied goodness. Smoky to the finish. Ideal breakfast wine. Drink: 2012 - 2015 657601 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Boots Kellermeister Shiraz 2010, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: Roasted purple plums and blackberries with a toasty oak finish. Full-bodied. Drink: 2012 - 2015 297093 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paxton Aaa Shiraz Grenache 2010, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Succulent black fruit, including plums and blackberries. Lots of oak. Full-bodied. Drink: 2012 - 2014 149898 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Over The Shoulder Oakridge Wines Shiraz Viognier 2008, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia: Big purple fleshy plums do a kick line across your palate ... Then soften slightly to a dice roll of fleshy blackberries and blueberries. Full-bodied? Need you ask? Drink: 2012 - 2015 284158 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Falernia Reserva Syrah 2009, Elquí Valley, Chile: Black fruit and coffee deepness. Full-bodied and delicious. Great price! Drink: 2012 - 2015 208371 14% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. October 2012. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Patache D'aux Cru Bourgeois 2009, A.C., Médoc, Bordeaux, France: Chalky dry and delicious with subtle black fruit and great structure. Full-bodied and complex. Drink: 2012 - 2016 283176 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ortas Prestige Rasteau, Cave De Rasteau 2007, A.C., Côtes-Du-Rhône-Villages, France: Savoury and tasty with dark red spicy fruit. Full-bodied, juicy and smooth. Good value. Drink: 2012 - 2016 985929 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château De La Gardine 2010, A.C., Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Rhône, France: Full-bodied and savoury though over-priced. Dark red and black fruit with some cigar box and dark spices on the finish. Drink: 2012 - 2016 298612 14.5% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 89/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castelforte Vinea, Riondo Corvina 2009, I.G.T., Veneto, Italy: Great value! Juicy purple and black plums aromas and flavours with some black pepper on top. Full-bodied and delicious. Savour the price you paid for this wine. Drink: 2012 - 2015 230649 13.5% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 89/100. October 2012. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Remo Farina Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2010, D.O.C., Veneto, Italy: Smoky black cherries on the nose, juicy, smooth, full-bodied weight and texture, finishes with black plum note. Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso food pairings: grilled veal chops and herbed tomato salad. Drink: 2012 - 2015 999946 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sileni The Triangle Merlot 2009, Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand: Vibrant field blackberries and black plums. Nicely balanced acidity with a medium-body. Drink: 2012 - 2015 586081 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Napa Cellars Merlot 2010, Napa Valley, California, United States: Smooth jazz and jeans wine: fleshy plums, smoky mocha and a full-bodied but ultra-smooth texture. Merlot food pairings: Texas-style chili beef brisket. Drink: 2012 - 2015 161299 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Half & Half First Drop Shiraz Monastrell 2010, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: Savoury, smoky and meaty with exciting dark fruit and spice flavours. Full-bodied with a long satisfying finish. Drink: 2012 - 2015 285452 14.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Agustinos Gran Terroir Pinot Noir 2010, El Butapichun Vineyard, Bío Bío Valley, Chile: A cherry-berry wonder that's medium- to almost-full-bodied. Luscious, juicy and mouth-watering. This is a vibrant, happy wine just like those who drink it. Pinot Noir food pairings: beef-and parsnip stew, ratatouille. Drink: 2012 - 2016 296616 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bouchard Père & Fils Pinot Noir 2010, A.C., Côte De Beaune-Villages, Burgundy, France: Tart cherry and fresh-turned earth and violets. Medium-bodied and silky with a long, dry finish. Pinot Noir food pairings: beef bourguignon. Drink: 2012 - 2016 714998 13.4% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Spice Route Wine Company Chakalaka 2009, W.O., Swartland, Western Cape, South Africa: A savoury, woodsmoke red with fleshy blackberries and cassis. Full-bodied and smooth and ultra-food-friendly. Drink: 2012 - 2016 160481 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Arrocal Tempranillo 2009, D.O., Ribera Del Duero, Spain: Big black cedar forest and black cherries with a great savoury, meaty note. Full-bodied, juicy and delicious. Drink: 2012 - 2015 67868 14% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. October 2012. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lan Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2004, D.O.C.A., Rioja, Spain: Subtle and complex with cigar box, leather, violets and black cherry. Full-bodied and mouth-watering. Tempranillo food pairings: herbed steaks. Drink: 2012 - 2016 928622 13.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 90/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Terra Valentine Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California, United States: Menthol flooded by blackberries and cassis on the nose. Good grip, balance and structure on the palate. Full-bodied. Drink: 2012 - 2015 269431 14.9% XD 750 mL $47.95 Score: 90/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara, California, United States: Mocha, dark chocolate wraps around sweet cherry fruit, almost jammy. Full-bodied and smooth. I prefer drier styles from this winery for their pinots. Drink: 2012 - 2015 652883 14.5% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 90/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kenwood Zinfandel 2008, Sonoma County, California, United States: Juicy and savoury! I like that it's not too purple plum: more black plum and wild fleshy blackberries. Full-bodied and delicious. Drink: 2012 - 2015 350462 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Oakridge Pinot Noir 2010, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia: Perfumed black cherries and heart of a cedar forest. Full-bodied, juicy and smooth. Drink: 2012 - 2015 284059 12.9% XD 750 mL $38.95 Score: 91/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ser Lapo Riserva, Mazzei Chianti Classico 2007, D.O.C.G., Tuscany, Italy: Juicy and full-bodied with lots of tart black cherry notes. Savoury and meaty with a long finish. Drink: 2012 - 2016 288530 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. October 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masi Grandarella 2008, I.G.T., Rosso Delle Venezie, Appaxximento, Veneto, Italy: Coffee and dark chocolate with dried herbs and some wild tart blackberries. Full-bodied, smooth, rich and deep. Cries out for a hearty meat dish. Food pairings: rich meat-based or baked pasta dishes, blackened leg of lamb, strong cheeses. Drink: 2012 - 2016 606921 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. October 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Claw Yabby Lake Pinot Noir 2010, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia: Big fleshy-ripe cherry berry juicy flavours. Succulent and luscious; full-bodied. Drink: 2012 - 2016 296970 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. October 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fraser Gallop Cabernet Merlot 2010, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia: Lovely balance! Full-bodied with succulently ripe fleshy black plums, yet there's a savoury middle note and a long dry finish. Love this style. Drink: 2012 - 2016 283077 13% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. October 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Guardian Peak Smg Guardian Peak 2009, W.O., Stellenbosch, South Africa: Lovely! Rich and full-bodied with some mocha wrapped itself luxuriously around a core of fleshy black plums. Smooth. Drink: 2012 - 2016 296681 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. October 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir 2010, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: Love this style! Fleshy ripe raspberries yet not jammy. Dark spices and intrigue and a wonderfully seductive velvet texture. Full-bodied but not heavy. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal medallions, lamb in a red wine sauce. Drink: 2012 - 2016 748434 13.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 92/100. October 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

O. Fournier Alfa Crux 2004, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: A seductive hallway of black fruit invitation wafts up from the glass - careful not to dive in head first. Full-bodied with lots of layers and complexity. Surprisingly good structure so this one should also last in the cellar. Why wait though? Drink: 2012 - 2017 52704 15% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 94/100. October 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

E. Guigal 2006, A.C., Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Rhône, France: Spicy, savoury, rich, deep and endless. Dark fruit with dried herbs. Intriguing. Love it! Drink: 2012 - 2019 727503 14% XD 750 mL $51.95 Score: 94/100. October 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Maison Roche De Bellene Gevrey-Chambertin, Vieilles Vignes Pinot Noir 2010, A.C., Burgundy, France: Liquid silk! Fleshy cherries unfold like chilled satin, slipping over your senses. Medium-bodied, long finish, perfect. Seduction in a glass. Drink: 2012 - 2018 240424 13% D 750 mL $44.95 Score: 95/100. October 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Seresin Raupo Creek Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Complex and seductive: New Zealand with and fruit Burgundian accent and finesse. Will keep in the cellar a long time but there's no way I could keep my paws off it. Drink: 2012 - 2018 285379 13.4% XD 750 mL $45.95 Score: 95/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Palazzo Brunello Di Montalcino 2006, D.O.C.G., Tuscany, Italy: Leather and violets and seduction. Full-bodied but subtle with an endless finish. Juicy and giving and complex. One of the best brunellos I've tasted in a long time. Drink: 2012 - 2020 660746 14.5% XD 750 mL $53.95 Score: 96/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montes Montes Limited Selection Cabernet Carmenere 2011, Colchagua, Chile: Big black plums and some mint with a full-bodied weight and texture. Finishes dry and a bit sharp, but refreshing. Cabernet Carmenere food pairings: BBQ Steak, slow roasts or lamb dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2022 292169 14.5% XD 750 mL $14.80 Score: 87/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Napa Valley, California, United States: Mocha and espresso on the nose open up to dark, smoky fruit on the palate. Incredible weight, concentration, structure and balance. Could definitely use both cellar time and decanting (2 hours). Drink: 2013 - 2017 91058 14.5% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 92/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beringer Founders' Estate Merlot 2010, California, United States: Cedar forest, wild black plum and blackberry on the nose. Some herbal notes mid-palate with a long finish. Decant 2 hours. Full-bodied and balanced. Merlot food pairings: grilled meats or hearty vegetable dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2015 534255 13.9% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Georges Gardet Brut Cuvée Saint Flavy Champagne, A.C., Champagne, France: Toasty and complex with layers of fresh orchard fruit yet a robust depth as well. Drink: 2012 - 2017 924654 12% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. October 2012. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paladin Tondo Dry Prosecco, D.O.C., Veneto, Italy: Great value! Dry with dry clementine notes and some lovely dry apricot on the finish. Amazing for the price. Prosecco food pairings: tempura appetizers, crab cakes. Drink: 2012 - 2014 299834 11% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. October 2012. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Luis Felipe Edwards Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Leyda Valley, Chile: Rev your lawnmowers: we've got grass in the glass! Herbal, canned peas and asparagus. Acidic and needs food. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: steamed mussels, spicy sushi. Drink: 2012 - 2014 663062 14% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Willy Gisselbrecht Tradition Gewurztraminer 2010, A.C., Alsace, France: Lychee and rose petal with a little soap (lavender). Good acidity. Gewurztraminer food pairings: moderately spiced curries, turkey breast with a paprika rub, fresh fruit and Epoisses cheese. Drink: 2012 - 2015 928390 13% MD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 87/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beauvignac Les Costières De Pomerols Picpoul De Pinet 2011, A.C., Côteaux De Languedoc, Sud De France, Midi, France: Dry and green and more approachable than gruner veltliner or vinho verdhe. Refreshing and crisp with green herbal notes. Drink: 2012 - 2015 350124 12.5% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 87/100. October 2012. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Terredora Falanghina 2010, I.G.T., Campania, Italy: Crisp and clean with white melon notes. Medium-bodied and acidic. Drink: 2012 - 2014 642074 12.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mcmanis Family Pinot Grigio 2011, California, United States: Dry, mouth-watering with lime-white peach. Medium-bodied. Pinot Grigio food pairings: sushi, seafood appetizers. Drink: 2012 - 2015 181453 11.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 87/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Leyda Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Garuma Vineyard, Ledya Valley, Chile: Grassy great! Bright, refreshing with lots of acidity for food. Herbal and crisp. Drink: 2012 - 2014 99309 13.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. October 2012. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castello Della Sala Bramìto Del Cervo Marchesi Antinori Chardonnay 2011, I.G.T., Umbria, Italy: Bright, lifted chardonnay that's more in the style of chablish: fresh peach, no heavy oak. Refreshing. Chardonnay food pairings: pan seared scallops, lobster tail marinated in dill and lemon juice. Drink: 2012 - 2015 176792 12.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Halo Sacred Hill Pinot Gris 2011, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Clean, crisp and refreshing with white melon and lime aromas. Medium-bodied. Great aperitif or companion to seafood and salads. Drink: 2012 - 2015 287730 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mania Felix Lorenzo Cachazo Verdejo 2011, D.O., Rueda, Spain: Lemon happiness! A shaft of sunshine on a dark day. Vibrant, mouth-watering, clean, crisp and refreshing. Love this label! Verdejo food pairings: seared scallops, lemon chicken. Drink: 2012 - 2015 297135 13% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. October 2012. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santorini Artemis Karamolegos 2010, P.D.O., Santorini, Aegean Islands, Greece: Mouth-watering acidity with a lemon brightness, yet there's also a satisfying richness of layered flavours. Full-bodied and terrific! Food pairings: swordfish, shellfish, roast chicken breast. Drink: 2012 - 2015 295642 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. October 2012. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Prà Classico Soave 2011, D.O.C., Veneto, Italy: Bright lemon vibrancy! Medium-bodied and mouth-watering. Crisp and fresh as an aperitif or food companion to salads and seafood. Soave food pairings: seafood. Drink: 2012 - 2015 74534 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burge Family Olive Hill Premium Barossa Semillon 2011, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: Exotic and tasty but please wait 3 years before opening and you will be richly rewarded with lemon lanolin richness and a smoky finish. Semillon food pairings: oysters, fish and chips, sushi. Drink: 2014 - 2018 280917 11.5% D 750 mL $36.95 Score: 90/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wither Hills Single Vineyard Rarangi Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Grassy but not too much: a lovely lime lift through the mid-palate and finish. Crisp and refreshing. Drink: 2012 - 2014 288134 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fraser Gallop Chardonnay 2011, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia: Juicy wonderful with bright green apple and lemon richness. Full-bodied and layered. Drink: 2012 - 2016 288449 13.5% D 750 mL $28.95 Score: 91/100. October 2012. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Over The Shoulder Oakridge Wines Chardonnay 2011, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia: Toasted almond and white peach brightness on the nose. Full-bodied, juicy and layered. Lovely craftsmanship! Drink: 2012 - 2016 285759 12.3% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. October 2012. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lugana Sergio Zenato 2009, D.O.C., Veneto, Italy: Exotic and delicious, somewhat like semillon with toasty oak. Lemon lanolin richness. Will cellar. Drink: 2012 - 2017 928218 13.5% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 92/100. October 2012. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hidden Bench Winery Felseck Vineyard Chardonnay 2009, V.Q.A., Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: I've said it before (almost every vintage) and I'll say it again: this is one of favourite Niagara chardonnays! Halenit wraps voluptuously around a core of fleshy, bright sun-ripened peach. Bring happiness some happiness into your life. Chardonnay food pairings: pork roast, seafood pasta in a cream sauce. Drink: 2012 - 2016 276261 13.1% XD 750 mL $38.00 Score: 93/100. October 2012. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay 2010, Napa Valley, California, United States: Hazelnut hedonism with a sunny green apple punch on the palate. Full-bodied, beautifully structured and the finish is almost forever. Drink: 2012 - 2018 26682 14.7% D 750 mL $44.95 Score: 93/100. October 2012. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Coudoulet De Beaucastel Blanc, Château De Beaucastel, Famille Perrin 2011, A.C., Côtes Du Rhône, France: Yum! Gorgeous depth and richness and complexity. Get out of your white wine rut with this one: spectacular! Aromas of lychee, white flowers and pure dry peach essence. Food pairings: grilled calamari, turkey dinner. Drink: 2012 - 2017 48892 14% XD 750 mL $33.95 Score: 95/100. October 2012. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Baron De Hoen Reserve Pinot Gris 2010, Alsace, France: Pretty with mild floral notes and some white peach. Mouth-watering and medium-bodied. Drink: 2012 - 2014 280149 13% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. October 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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