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Vintages Release March 16, 2013

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Dessert Wine

Fonseca Late Bottled Vintage Unfiltered Port 2007, D.O.C., Douro, Portugal: Simply divine! Fleshy black plums huddle together then spread across your senses. Full-bodied, sweet and the perfect dessert wine for happiness and conversation. It can also age well in the cellar. Drink: 2013 - 2022 87551 20% S 750 mL $23.95 Score: 94/100. March 2013. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Takler Pince Kékfrankos 2009, Szekszárd, Hungary: Solid wine for the price. You can't pronounce it, but you can drink it. Full-bodied with dark red fruit. Hearty meat dishes and pizza. Kékfrankos food pairings: chicken paprika dish. Drink: 2013 - 2015 180141 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. March 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Familia Mayol Malbec 2009, Luján De Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina: This wine was matured for a year in 30% new French oak barrels and as a result offers seductive aromas of dark spices, smoke and vanillin. Full-bodied and dark-fruited. Terrific with hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2016 301234 15% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Valentina Montepulciano D'abruzzo 2009, D.O.C., Abruzzo, Italy: Dry and full-bodied with good acidity on the palate for food. Dark red fruit with some pleasantly bitter tarry notes. Decant 1 hour. Enjoy with a rare steak. Montepulciano D'abruzzo food pairings: hearty pastas, tomato based meat dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2015 26179 13.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. March 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Nuova Cappelletta Del Monferrato Barbera 2010, D.O.C., Piedmont, Italy: This organic wine has just 6 mg/l of free sulphur. Raspberry pie on the nose with some toasty oak. Very tasty with straight-up pleasure. Pair with pizza. Barbera food pairings: stew, mushroom risotto. Drink: 2013 - 2016 719518 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. March 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Curto Eloro Nero D'avola 2010, D.O.C., Sicily, Italy: Attractive purple and black plums on the nose opens up to juicy, mouth-watering blackberries and blueberries on the palate. Full-bodied, smooth and lip-smacking tasty. Pair with hamburgers or meat lovers' pizza. Nero D'avola food pairings: peppercorn steaks, veal parmigiana. Drink: 2012 - 2015 311639 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. March 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Monte Del Frá Bardolino 2011, D.O.C., Veneto, Italy: A terrific wine for the money, and a great one for parties and BBQs! Fleshy ripe cherries with full-bodied weight and mouth-watering juiciness. Decant 1 hour. Enjoy with grilled meats. Drink: 2013 - 2015 134544 13% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. March 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Malivoire Wine Company Guilty Men Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Very supple and friend cab merlot blend with lovely fleshy black plum notes. The oak isn't evident. Luscious layers and very food friendly from pork chops to hamburgers. Drink: 2013 - 2016 186247 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rockway Glen Estate Winery Small Lot Reserve Red Assemblage Meritage 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Supple and generous with attractive black plum notes. This wine is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. Very nice quality and taste for the price. Try it with grilled chicken or pork chops. Drink: 2013 - 2015 321893 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Bouscat Caduce Supérieur Meritage 2009, A.C., Pessace-Leognan, Bordeaux, France: A medium- to almost full-bodied red with lip-smacking aromas and flavours of black plums, redcurrant and fleshy blackcurrant, some dark spice and cigar box from the oak aging. Supple with a great finish. This will benefit from 1-2 hours decanting. Drink: 2013 - 2016 191411 13% XD 750 mL $16.85 Score: 89/100. March 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pascal Marchand Bourgogne Marchand-Tawse Pinot Noir 2009, A.C., Burgundy, France: Silky with a medium- to almost full-bodied weight. Lovely tart cherries dance across the supple palate. Long finish. Amazing price for Burgundy. Nice to see Canadian involvement here. Drink: 2013 - 2016 285601 13% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Katogi & Strofilia Averoff Xinomavro 2007, P.D.O., Naoussa, Greece: Dark spices intermingle with black cherry. Full-bodied and smooth with terrific acidity for food. Black raspberry and smoke on the finish. Drink: 2013 - 2016 249615 13% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Torre Quarto Bottaccia Uva Di Troia Cirillo Farrusi 2009, I.G.T., Puglia, Italy: Gorgeous violet and rose petal aromas on the nose with some spice and licorice. Juicy and ultra-voluptuous on the palate with fleshy black cherries. Smooth and delicious. Wow, especially at this price. Pair with pizza or grilled pork chops. Drink: 2012 - 2015 161737 13.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. March 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viticcio Bere 2009, I.G.T., Tuscany, Italy: Full-bodied with blackberry and tart black cherry on the nose and palate. This is a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. Some dark spice and smoke on the finish. Drink: 2013 - 2016 224311 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Inspiración Valdemar 2008, D.O.C.A., Rioja, Spain: Savoury and full-bodied with big black fruit aromas and meaty flavours. This wine is a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano grapes that was matured for 10 months in French and American oak barrels. Drink: 2013 - 2016 166512 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Hauchat La Famille Saby Merlot 2010, A.C., Fronsac, Bordeaux, France: Very attractive nose of fleshy ripe dark red fruit and some smoke. Juicy and savoury on the palate with a lovely full-bodied weight. Decant 2 hours. Pretty amazing price. Drink with grilled pork chops or pepper steak. Merlot food pairings: grilled lamb. Drink: 2013 - 2016 123489 13.2% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. March 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château La Gorce Meritage 2008, A.C., Médoc, Bordeaux, France: A terrific value for this cru bourgeois! Classic Bordeaux in the glass at a fraction of the price. This wine won gold in the 2010 Concours de Bordeaux competition. Loaded with wild red berry aromas, cedar forest and black plums with a touch of spice. Full-bodied and savoury. Stock up now for elegant dinner parties. Drink: 2013 - 2016 91397 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. March 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château La Prade Meritage 2009, A.C., Côtes De Francs, Bordeaux, France: Very aromatic with black cherry, smoke and dried herbs. Tannic and deep. Decant 2 hours. Terrific with hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2014 - 2016 189258 13% XD 750 mL $24.85 Score: 90/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Speri Ripasso Pigaro Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2010, D.O.C., Veneto, Italy: Attractive cherry pie nose with a hint of smoke. Full-bodied and supple and lip-smacking delicious. Try it with combination pizza or spicy sausages. Valpolicella Classico Superiore food pairings: pizza topped with steak strips and garlic. Drink: 2013 - 2016 205286 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Is Arenas Sardus Pater Reserva Carignano Del Sulcis 2007, Sardegna, Doc, Italy: Lovely violet and dark fruit aromas. Floral with exotic spice and truffle. Leather on the finish. Classic and balanced and ultra-dry with great acidity for food. Drink: 2010 - 2016 316091 13.6% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hewitson Miss Harry Named Varietal Blends-Red 2010, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: Full-bodied, smooth and supple with black plums, some mint and smoke. This wine is a blend of grenache, shiraz, mourvèdre, carignan and cinsault grapes. Spice and smoke on the finish. Pair with barbecued spare ribs. Drink: 2013 - 2016 107870 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Belgrave 5E Cru Meritage 2009, A.C., Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux, France: Well-structured, balanced and complex. This wine will age well and offers aromas of dark red and black fruit, smoke and dried herbs. Full-bodied with firm tannins so decant 2 hours. Drink: 2014 - 2018 193995 13% XD 750 mL $43.85 Score: 91/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pierre Henri Morel Signargues 2010, A.C., Rhône, France: Dense black fruit, licorice and smoke on the nose of this amazingly well-priced wine. Full-bodied and supple with black plum and black raspberry on the finish. This is a terrific blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes. I'm still shaking my head at the great price. Try it with meat lovers' pizza or hamburgers. Drink: 2013 - 2016 277038 13.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 91/100. March 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cellole Riserva San Fabiano Calcinaia Chianti Classico 2007, D.O.C.G., Tuscany, Italy: Black plum and blackcurrant on a very attractive nose. Supple and full-bodied with a bit of grip. Some violets and a hint of toasty oak on the palate. Long finish. Decant 1 hour. Highly recommended. Enjoy with roast beef. Drink: 2013 - 2016 411389 13% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 91/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

I Castei Michele Castellani Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2008, D.O.C., Veneto, Italy: Mocha and dark chocolate with black cherry and smoke on the nose. Full-bodied and supple. Long finish. Pair with gourmet hamburgers. Drink: 2013 - 2018 739979 15.5% D 750 mL $38.95 Score: 91/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

RavensWood Dickerson Zinfandel 2009, Napa Valley, California, United States: A spicy and peppery zinfandel that's less fruit forward than most of its genre. Full-bodied and generous with supple layers. Great complexity and concentration on the palate. Cedar forest and black raspberry on the finish. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2013 - 2017 599183 13.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 91/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

RavensWood Big River Single Vineyard Zinfandel 2008, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Sweet cherry pie and spice on the nose and palate. Lovely violets and mystery on the finish. Full-bodied, juicy and supple. Very concentrated and rich. Drink with grilled meats. Drink: 2013 - 2017 327205 14% D 750 mL $44.95 Score: 91/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Shafer Relentless Syrah/Petite Sirah Relentless Shafer Napa Valley Valley 2009, Napa Valley, California, United States: I love Shafer as a producer but this wine is very hot due to the high alcohol. It has fleshy black fruit, smoke and spices. Layers of complexity and concentration but the alcohol is hard to take. This is wine is a blend is 82% Syrah and 18% Petit Sirah grapes. Drink: 2014 - 2017 247718 14.8% XD 750 mL $82.95 Score: 91/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Skillogalee Basket Pressed Shiraz 2008, Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia: Minty blackberry on the nose with full-bodied juiciness. Lots of layers. Pair with grilled pork chops. Drink: 2013 - 2016 165753 14.5% D 750 mL $26.95 Score: 92/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Rolland-Maillet Grand Cru Michel Rolland Meritage 2008, A.C., Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France: Very aromatic with notes of red berries, violets, led pencil and smoke. Full-bodied and tannic with lots of depth, concentration and flavour. Great length on the finish. This would benefit from cellar time to knit together. Robust and bold. Drink: 2014 - 2017 35881 13.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Haut-Bages-Liberal 5E Cru Meritage 2009, A.C., Pauillac, Bordeaux, France: Generous aromas of black raspberry on the smoke. Savoury and juicy on the palate with great structure and firm tannins. Full-bodied with a long finish. Drink: 2014 - 2018 197640 13% XD 750 mL $64.85 Score: 92/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

E. Guigal Saint-Joseph 2009, A.C., Rhône, France: Anise, smoke and cedar forest wrap gently around fleshy black cherry aromas. Full-bodied, dry and robust with a good tannic grip. Smoke on the finish. Complex and balanced. Great with a pepper steak. Classic Rhone. Drink: 2014 - 2017 30031 13.5% XD 750 mL $31.95 Score: 92/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Napa Valley, California, United States: Blackberry pie o the nose and palate wrapped in smoke and toasty oak. Fleshy, full-bodied and delicious. Pair with pepper steak. Drink: 2013 - 2018 222877 14.5% D 750 mL $75.95 Score: 92/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Stag's Leap District, Napa Valley, California, United States: Sweet black cherry aromas on the nose. Luscious and full-bodied on the palate. Some mocha and dark chocolate with anise on the finish. Pair with a pepper steak. Drink: 2013 - 2018 45476 14.5% D 750 mL $84.95 Score: 92/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Luca Laborde Double Select Syrah 2010, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: A seductive nose of coffee and brooding black fleshy fruit opens up to mouth-filling richness on the palate. The grapes for this wine came from 48-year-old ungrafted vines and then the wine was matured for 14 months in 50% new French oak barrels. Velvet layers of dark fruit, tanned leather and cigar box. Perfect for hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2016 167346 14.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 93/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kingston Family Vineyards Tobiano Pinot Noir 2009, Casablanca Valley, Chile: Generous and seductive on the nose: draws you head-first into the glass. Gorgeous aromas of fleshy cherry, raspberry and smoke. Velvet smooth and supple. Perfect for a wide range of dishes from planked salmon to roast chicken. Superb craftsmanship! Drink: 2013 - 2016 313148 14.5% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 93/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Mondavi Winery Pinot Noir 2010, Carneros, Napa Valley, California, United States: Cherry-berry pie on the nose with a lifted, more crisp palate and mouth-watering juiciness for roast chicken or planked salmon. Medium-bodied. Luscious layers unfold one after the other on your palate. Close your eyes and enjoy. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast duck in a red wine sauce. Drink: 2013 - 2017 438697 14.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 93/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Antinori Guado Al Tasso 2008, D.O.C., Tuscany Bolgheri Superiore, Italy: Full-bodied and well-structured with black fruit aromas and flavours. There's also smoke, dark spices and coffee on the palate and finish. Complex, concentrated and energetic. This wine is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc grapes. Decant 2 hours. Enjoy with the good life. Drink: 2014 - 2022 986380 14% D 750 mL $99.95 Score: 94/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Miguel Torres Mas Borràs Pinot Noir 2009, D.O., Penedès, Spain: Gorgeous nose of smoke and fleshy black cherry. Supple, liquid silk on the palate. More fleshy black cherry and black raspberry. Loaded with flavour and character. Medium- to full-bodied. A favourite of mine year after year. Perfect for roast chicken or grilled pork chops. Pinot Noir food pairings: blackened beef, lamb. Drink: 2013 - 2016 673483 13% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 94/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Belle Glos Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, California, United States: I love this wine year after year! Sweet cherry pie and raspberry jam on the nose and palate (technically it's a dry wine but the flavours are lusciously fruity sweet). Lots of layers of pleasure and hedonism. Long finish. Enjoy with roast chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2018 212076 14.5% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 94/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Langmeil The Fifth Wave Grenache 2009, Barossa, Australia: Doesn't taste as alcoholic as it is: juicy and fleshy black plums. Love it! The grapes come from old vines. The wine displays lovely black fruit and smoke. Try it with a pepper steak. Drink: 2013 - 2017 636464 15.5% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 95/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tenuta Di Ghizzano Veneroso 2009, I.G.T., Tuscany, Italy: Love it! Classic and structured and intriguing. Black fruit and smoky mystery on the nose. The palate floods the senses with black plums, anise and dark spices. Considerable structure, complexity and concentration. This will do well in the cellar, but it'll be difficult to wait. The wine is a blend is 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Drink: 2014 - 2022 103218 13.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 96/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Gerla Brunello Di Montalcino 2007, D.O.C.G., Tuscany, Italy: Sandlewood, wood smoke, wild forest cherry and violets. Exotic and lovely. Full-bodied and supple. Long, satisfying finish that is both refreshing and mouth-filling. Love it! Try with hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2014 - 2020 642561 14% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 96/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Mondavi Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Napa Valley, California, United States: Classic minty blackberry on the nose. Good grip on the full-bodied palate. Black as night fruit, smoke and tar. Classically structured with deep concentration and complexity. Bordeaux styling with California power and fruit. This wine is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot grapes. Decant 2 hours. Drink with filet mignon and the good life. Drink: 2014 - 2020 670463 14% XD 750 mL $144.95 Score: 96/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Louis Roederer, A.O.C., Champagne, France: Superb craftsmanship! Toasty, zesty and satisfying. Raise a glass to the good life. Perfect for shellfish and fried chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2016 981027 12% XD 750 mL $70.00 Score: 94/100. March 2013. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave De Hoen Heimberger Brut Cave De Beblenheim Rosé Crémant D'alsace, A,C., Alsace, France: Love it! Light, dry notes of wild field raspberries blowing in a spring wind. Medium-bodied and mouth-watering with a savoury goodness. Stock up for weddings. Rosé Crémant D'alsace food pairings: lighter fish, seafood dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2015 168948 12.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. March 2013. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Vintage Ink Wines Rite Of Passage Chardonnay 2011, V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada: A lovely butterscotch and peach note opens up to voluptuously viscous layers of ripe peach and toffee. A smoky, campfire finish is a comforting way to end as you extend your glass out for a top up. Yum! Chardonnay food pairings: foods that are rich and full of flavour, such as lobster dripping in butter, grilled tuna, or salmon, pasta in a rich cream sauce, roast turkey, or marinated chicken. Drink: 2012 - 2014 245712 14.4% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ruppertsberger Linsenbusch Gewürztraminer Spätlese 2011, Prädikatswein, Pfalz, Germany: Great price for this aromatic, off-dry gewurz. Perfect for curries and spices. Gewürztraminer Spätlese food pairings: pad Thai. Drink: 2013 - 2015 320473 10% MS 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. March 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Disznókó Dry Tokaji Furmint 2011, Tokaji, Hungary: Lovely and light with dry notes or lemon and lime zest. Great refreshment as an aperitif or pair with seafood and salads. Furmint food pairings: chicken in a mushroom cream sauce. Drink: 2013 - 2016 681544 14% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. March 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Running Duck Fairtrade Organic Stellar Organic Winery Chardonnay 2012, W.O., Western Cape, South Africa: Lovely butterscotch and green apple notes on the nose and palate. Bit of a matchstick smoke finish. Medium- to full-bodied. This organic wine has just 23 mg/l of free sulphur. Chardonnay food pairings: salmon steaks. Drink: 2013 - 2015 149856 14% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. March 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cantine Riondo Vinea Garganega 2011, I.G.T., Veronese, Veneto, Italy: Floral, pretty and aromatic yet dry. Great aperitif or companion to mild curries and lightly spiced dishes. Medium-bodied. Lovely! Drink: 2013 - 2015 230656 13% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. March 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Loimer Grüner Veltliner 2011, D.A.C., Kamptal, Austria: Green apple and lime refreshment: clean, crisp and pure. Great aperitif or companion to seafood and salads. Medium-bodied. Drink: 2013 - 2015 142240 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stadt Krems Steinterrassen Riesling 2011, D.A.C., Kamptal, Austria: Dry and mouth-watering with lime and grapefruit notes. Medium-bodied. Try with seafood. Drink: 2013 - 2016 70987 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. March 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Muga Barrel Fermented White 2011, D.O.C.A., Rioja, Spain: This gorgeous wine is a blend of 90% viura and 10% malvasia grapes that was fermented in new French oak barrels and aged for 3 months on the lees. Lovely yellow apple, Asian pear and lily aromas. Medium-bodied. Dry and refreshing. Try with roast chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2016 958736 13% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. March 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Malivoire Wine Company Riesling 2011, V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada: Lovely and light with sunny notes of green apple and white melon. Terrific aperitif or companion to seafood. Great craftsmanship. Riesling food pairings: sushi, lake fish, grilled pork with rosemary. Drink: 2013 - 2016 277483 11.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. March 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stoney Ridge Estate Winery Excellence Chardonnay 2010, V.Q.A., Lincoln Lakeshore, Ontario, Canada: Gorgeous smoky and toasty oak and vanilla spice on the nose. This opens to green apple and peach on the palate. Full-bodied and layers with lots of heft. Try with grilled chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: smoked turkey, cedar-planked trout. Drink: 2013 - 2015 254243 13.6% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. March 2013. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vineland Estates Winery Reserve Chardonnay 2009, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Juicy white peach and pear waft up from the glass of this vibrant white. Green apple on the palate wrapped in spice box. Full-bodied and tasty. Pour it with roast chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2017 563346 13% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 90/100. March 2013. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tesch Laubenheimer Krone Trocken Riesling 2008, Qualitätswein, Nahe, Germany: Lovely lime and petrol on the nose of this bone-dry, mouth-watering riesling. Gorgeous purity and laser focus. Exciting and vibrant with a long finish. Great for the price. Pair with seafood and vegetarian dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2017 313544 12.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. March 2013. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Babich Gimblett Gravels Gewürztraminer 2011, Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand: Aromatic and classic and bone-dy. Floral with baking spices and lychee but not over-the-top. Try with curries, spices and Asian fare. Drink: 2013 - 2016 309617 14% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. March 2013. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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