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Vintages Release March 30, 2013

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Dessert Wine

Fielding Estate Winery Vidal Icewine 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Divine! Apricot, honey elixir. Rich and layered. Perfect after-dinner drink on it's own or with fruit-based desserts. Drink: 2012 - 2018 86850 12% S 200 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fonseca Panascal Vintage Port 2005, Douro Valley, Portugal: Needs cellar time! Full-bodied with big aromas and flavours of cassis and blackberry jam. In time, this will weave together with more dried herbs and smoke. Plummy fruitcake with lovely dried currants and spices. Richly layered. Drink: 2017 - 2025 585893 20.5% S 750 mL $53.95 Score: 92/100. March 2013. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Quinta das Arcas Herdade Penedo Gordo Alicante Bouschet Trincadeira Aragones 2010, Borba, Alentejo, Portugal: Full-bodied and robust with aromas and flavours of black fruit, smoke and tar. Great price for a wine of this quality. Perfect for BBQ parties. Alicante Bouschet Trincadeira Aragones food pairings: hearty meats, sausages and cheese. Drink: 2013 - 2016 218339 13.8% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Agnel Cuvée Philippe Minervois 2009, A.C., Midi, France: A full-bodied, rustic red with black raspberry and blackberry. Some attractive smoky oak. Great for meat lovers' pizza. Food pairings: lamb stew. Drink: 2013 - 2016 309195 14.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Luigi Righetti Ripasso Campolieti Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2010, D.O.C., Veneto, Italy: Dark chocolate, mocha and coffee espresso with full-bodied weight and dark red fruit. Smooth and savoury. Valpolicella Classico Superiore food pairings: beef, lamb, spaghetti with grilled eggplant. Drink: 2013 - 2016 695890 14% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Puerta Reserva Bonarda 2009, Famatina Valley, La Rioja, Argentina: Full-bodied with black fruit, smoke and tar. Smooth and gulpable. Perfect for meat pizzas and hamburgers. Drink: 2013 - 2015 67801 14.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Peninsula Ridge Mcnally Vineyards Proprietor's Reserve Pinot Noir 2010, V.Q.A., Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Lovely sour cherry and cranberry on the nose. Silky texture with a medium body and juicy mouth-watering acidity. Very nice. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce, rack of lamb, seared salmon. Drink: 2012 - 2016 257543 12.4% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Maquis Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Colchagua Valley, Chile: Black fruit, tar and lots of toasty oak. Full-bodied and smooth with more black fruit and oak on the palate. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: braised beef short ribs. Drink: 2013 - 2015 311720 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Bord-Eaux Du Clos Des Moiselles Meritage 2009, A.C., Bordeaux, France: Smoky oak and mocha note are followed by fleshy wild blackberry. Full-bodied and smooth with polished tannins. Fun name but not New World style: very much rooted in the Old World. More earthy and smoky than fruity. Drink: 2013 - 2016 193169 13% XD 750 mL $16.85 Score: 88/100. March 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Les Grandes Serres Rasteau Préstige Des Grandes Serres 2010, A.P., Rhône, France: Full-bodied and smooth with attractive dark fruit red aromas and smoke. Long, dry finish. Drink: 2013 - 2016 313254 14.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. March 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cedro Do Noval Quinta Do Noval 2008, Vinho Regional Duriense, Douro, Portugal: Rustic and robust with aromas and flavours of wild dark cherry and forest floor. Mouth-watering and juicy with a pleasing full-bodied weight. Nice finish. Drink: 2013 - 2017 64709 13% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 89/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dandelion Vineyards Lion's Tooth Of Mclaren Vale Shiraz Riesling 2010, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Woodsmoke and black fruit with a layered, full-bodied goodness. Great balance and character. Dances beautifully with a grilled steak. Shiraz Riesling food pairings: Grilled pork ribs smothered in a zesty sauce. Drink: 2013 - 2017 311233 15.1% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Tour Boisée À Marie-Claude Minervois 2007, A.C., Midi, France: Fleshy blackberries and sandlewood on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, smooth and juicy. Terrific value. This would be great with hearty meat dishes. Food pairings: pan-seared beef medallions in a red wine sauce. Drink: 2013 - 2016 309179 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château De Corneilla Héritage Jonquères D'oriola 2010, A.P., Côtes Du Roussillon, Midi, France: Loaded with toasty, smoky oak, some mocha and black as night fruit. Full-bodied and smooth with lots of power and punch. Demands hearty meat dishes. Pow! Food pairings: roast leg of lamb, pork chops with a blueberry sauce. Drink: 2013 - 2016 627752 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. March 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Angulo Innocenti Malbec 2010, La Consulta, Mendoza, Argentina: Full-bodied, juicy and delicious at a great price! Mouth-filling and weighty with loads of dark fruit satisfaction. Flavours of dark spice, blackberry, smoke and cola. Very juicy with a nice long finish. Drink: 2013 - 2017 305813 14.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. March 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jim Barry Wines The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2010, Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia: Minty with fleshy blackberry. Juicy, smooth and full-bodied. Very tasty. Perfect for hamburgers, pizza and steak. Drink: 2013 - 2016 998476 14% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Erasmo Viña La Reserva De Caliboro, Unfiltered Named Varietal Blends-Red 2006, Maule Valley, Chile: This wine from Francesco Marone Cinzano is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc grapes that have been dry-farmed. It offers gorgeous aromas of fleshy black plums, violets and some smoke. Full-bodied and smooth. Great value. Terrific with hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2016 311837 14.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Les Yeuses Les Épices Jean Paul Et Michel Dardé Syrah 2010, I.G.P., Pays D'oc, Midi, France: Absolutely stunning, especially at this price! Please don't buy it all before I get to the liquor store. Perfect for barbecues and pizza night. Full-bodied, velvet smooth, deep and rich and black fleshy fruit. Exotic violets and leather-smoke on the nose. Smokin! Syrah food pairings: barbecued ribs, lamb stew featuring (but not limited to) paprika. Drink: 2013 - 2016 177584 13.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 91/100. March 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château De Treviac Arnaud Sié 2010, A.P., Corbières, Midi, France: A luscious, smoky, full-bodied blend of syrah and grenache at a terrific price. Black pepper and fleshy black plums. Velvet texture. Awesome! Drink: 2013 - 2016 670505 14.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 91/100. March 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Pechredon L'épervier 2010, A.C., Côteaux Du Languedoc, La Clape, Midi, France: Loaded with black pepper and dark spice followed by fleshy blackberries and cassis. Very sexy stuff. Full-bodied and smooth. Great price. Drink: 2013 - 2017 129965 14.1% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Librandi Duca Sanfelice Cirò Riserva Rosso 2009, D.O.C., Calabria, Italy: Ultra-mouth-watering: cries out for food, from grilled pork chops to roast chicken. Leather, dried herbs and black cherry. Love this! Full-bodied but not heavy and very smooth. I'll be buying a case. Bring it! Food pairings: short ribs, grilled steak. Drink: 2013 - 2017 695874 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 91/100. March 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beaulieu Vineyard Tapestry Reserve 2009, Napa Valley, California, United States: This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec grapes that offers black fruit, smoke, anise and dark spices. A true tapestry of taste. Full-bodied and beautifully structured with a long finish. Drink: 2013 - 2018 50393 14.5% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 91/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kilikanoon The Medley Gsm Named Varietal Blends-Red 2008, Clare Valley/Barossa Valley South Australia, Australia: A lovely blend of Grenache 53%, Shiraz 38%, Mataro 9% grapes. Gorgeous black fruit flavours and smooth. Nice spices on the finish. Superb craftsmanship. Try it with hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2016 675256 14% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 92/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hickinbotham Shiraz Cabernet 2009, South Australia, Australia: Savoury and delicious with rich dark layers of black fruit and a hint of mint and smoke. Amazingly great price. Cries out for a juicy steak. Please help this wine now! Drink: 2013 - 2016 159632 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 92/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Clos Jordanne La Petite Colline Pinot Noir 2009, V.Q.A., Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Fresh-turned earth after spring rain and racy black cherries gliding underneath. Very sexy wine. Medium-bodied and satin smooth. Some kind of wonderful! Drink: 2012 - 2017 33944 13.5% XD 750 mL $40.00 Score: 92/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Deyrem Valentin Blend - Meritage 2009, A.C., Margaux, Bordeaux, France: Great freshness and vibrancy on the nose with black fruit and tar and toasty oak. Needs cellar time and decanting 2 hours. Full-bodied with great complexity, elegance and structure yet terrific power too. Long finish. Drink: 2014 - 2019 307223 14.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Grand Mayne Grand Cru Classé Meritage 2009, A.C. Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France: Blackberry, tar and toasty oak with a full-bodied weight. Very dark and brooding. This needs cellar time then decant for 2 hours. A towering, well-structured wine that is in every sense muscular and powerful without fleshy ripe fruit. Pair with a rare steak. Drink: 2015 - 2019 197848 13% XD 750 mL $67.85 Score: 92/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Haut-Monplaisir Prestige Cahors Cathy Et Daniel Fournié Prop-Récolt Malbec 2006, A.C., Cahors, Midi, France: One of the best wines from Cahors I've tasted to date! Big, black and brooding but there's also an elegant lift of spring-time violets through the middle. Layers of complexity and flavour. Full-bodied and smooth. Nice kicker of different robust red taste. Try it with brisket or prime rib. Drink: 2013 - 2017 936542 13.4% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Barville Brotte 2009, A.C., Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Rhône, France: This robust blend of 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre grapes offers aromas of dark spice, pepper and fleshy black fruit. Smooth, full-bodied and long on the finish. Terrific! Food pairings: rich stews, osso bucco. Drink: 2013 - 2019 148841 14.5% XD 750 mL $41.95 Score: 92/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

L'aventure Optimus Stephan Vineyards 2010, Paso Robles, California, United States: This wine is a lovely blend of 55% syrah, 27% cabernet sauvignon and 18% petit verdot grapes. The alcohol is high at 15.8% but it doesn't taste like that. Attractive aromas of black fruit and smoke. Try it with filet mignon. Drink: 2013 - 2017 683409 15.6% D 750 mL $58.95 Score: 92/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hewitt Vineyard Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, United States: Smooth, full-bodied, balanced and elegant. Classic aromas of ripe blackberry and cassis with a long finish. Great wine for dinner parties and gifts. Drink: 2013 - 2018 80192 14.8% XD 750 mL $69.95 Score: 92/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Exception Stone Dwellers Shiraz 2009, Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria, Australia: Love it! Heart of blackness with a mint lining. Fleshy black plums, blackberries and dark spices. Luscious layers of flavour and complexity. Full-bodied with a long spicy satisfying finish. Oh yum! Drink: 2013 - 2018 265967 15% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Tauzinat L'hermitage 2009, A.C., Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France: Violets, tart blackberry and smoke on the nose and palate. Needs cellar time and 2 hours decanting. Classic, structured, elegant. Very Old World. Great for dinner parties. Drink: 2014 - 2020 309955 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Saint-Roch Chimères Maison Lafage 2010, A.C., Côtes Du Roussillon-Villages, Midi, France: Intriguing! Full-bodied and deeply savoury. Wow, so different: love it! Violets, black plum, deep dive black raspberry into a heart of welling darkness and satisfaction. Platonic ideal of concentration and depth with a long, sensuous finish that leaves you bathed in flavour satisfaction. Pair with hearty meat dishes and LSD. Drink: 2013 - 2016 119354 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 93/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Two Paddocks Pinot Noir 2008, Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand: Stunning and fleshy with gorgeous ripe back cherries yet not sweet. A wonderful red from the actor-director Sam Neil (Jurassic Park, The Tudors). Perfect with planked salmon. This wine is a blend of vineyards: Alexandra (70 per cent) and Gibbston (30 per cent) and was aged in French oak yet it's not oaky. Liquid lovely! Drink: 2013 - 2018 301283 13.5% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 93/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Eberle Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2009, Paso Robles, California, United States: Savoury and stunning with rich depths of fleshy black fruit, smoke and mouth-watering goodness. Long finish. Perfect for hearty meat dishes. More please! Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah food pairings: filet mignon. Drink: 2013 - 2018 313510 14% D 750 mL $33.95 Score: 93/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hecht & Bannier St-Chinian 2010, A.C., Midi, France: Gorgeous! Full-bodied, juicy and alive with vibrant black fruit flavours. Black cherry, anise and cassis with just the right amount of savoury oak. Dried herbs and longing on the finish. Bring more quickly please. Drink: 2013 - 2017 184184 13.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 94/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Colosi Rosso Nero D'avola 2010, I.G.T., Sicily, Italy: Tasty and full-bodied with attractive fleshy black plum aromas and flavours. Smooth and juicy. Great price. Perfect with steak, hamburgers and pizza. Nero D'avola food pairings: steak-topped pizza. Drink: 2013 - 2015 316075 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. March 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Malivoire Wine Company Mottiar Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009, V.Q.A., Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: A remarkable pinot from one of Canada’s best producers. This wine gives me faith in Ontario’s future for Pinot Noir. You’ll reveal in its plush, ripe aromas of strawberries and raspberries resting on a bed of field daisies. There’s some cinnamon dust and a sprinkle of rose petals and fresh-turned spring earth. This satiny, medium-bodied wine plays across your palate all the way to a long, berry-infused finish.The grapes for this wine are grown in winemaker Shiraz Mottiar’s own vineyard on the Beamsville Bench and comprise 5 different clones. A lovely, long persistent finish. 125252 12.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Brigaldara Case Vecie Amarone Della Valpolicella 2007, D.O.C., Veneto, Italy: A towering, huge wine of great depth. Black brooding fruit, dried herbs, violets and intrigue. Pure concentration and intensity yet great balance and a long finish. Very complex. Great with hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2020 247502 15% XD 750 mL $58.95 Score: 94/100. March 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

René Geoffroy Premier Cru Brut Rosé De Saignée Champagne, A.C., Champagne, France: The champagne is made from Pinot Noir grapes exclusively and it shows in the robust nature and cherry-raspberry nose. Lovely. Lots of depth and complexity at a terrific price for such classic champagne. Drink: 2012 - 2016 245878 13% XD 750 mL $55.95 Score: 91/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Argyle Brut Sparkling Wine Sparkling White 2008, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: Green apple and white grapefruit on the refreshing nose with toasty goodness underneath. A very well-made sparkling wine, especially for this price. Stock up for your parties. Drink: 2012 - 2015 258160 12.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

13th Street Winery Premier Cuvée Méthode Classique Sparkling White 2008, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario,, Canada: Toasty, classic nose that has the elegance of terrific champagne. Great price. Green apple on the palate. Fantastic! Drink: 2012 - 2015 142679 12.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 92/100. March 2013. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Marlborough, New Zealand: Classic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from one of the country's best producers. Crisp, zippy notes of gooseberry and fresh cut grass on the nose open up with green apple, chives and lemongrass on the palate. Medium-bodied and mouth-watering. This wine makes an excellent companion to many dishes from pork chops to seafood, as well as a lovely aperitif. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: fresh seafood, vegetarian dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2014 35386 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Marlborough, New Zealand: Zesty and refreshing with lots of herbal and grassy notes. Crisp acidity is great for a range of dishes from salads to seafood to vegetarian dishes. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: salads, seafood. Drink: 2012 - 2015 316570 11% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosewood Estates Winery & Meadery Süssreserve Riesling 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: A lovely, soft, medium-bodied, floral white with sweetness to accompany many dishes. Very pretty. Drink: 2012 - 2016 258806 11.2% M 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. March 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mil Vientos Bodega Merced Del Estero Torrontés 2011, San Juan, Argentina: Beautiful orange blossom and floral notes on the nose followed by perky, mouth-watering acidity on the palate for a variety of dishes. Packed with flavour yet not heavy: medium-bodied. Terrific price! Torrontés food pairings: seafood platter, shrimp and avocado salad with a grapefruit vinaigrette. Drink: 2012 - 2015 307504 14.3% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. March 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

I Campi Campo Vulcano Soave Classico 2010, D.O.C., Veneto, Italy: Lemon zest and delicate white floral notes on the nose. One of the most subtle and elegant soaves I've ever tasted. Medium-bodied: great aperitif or companion to many dishes from seafood to salads. Soave Classico food pairings: pork skewers. Drink: 2012 - 2015 269969 12.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Good Earth Dry Riesling 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Love it! Bone-dry, crisp and refreshing with mouth-watering aromas and flavour of lemon. Intense flavour concentration yet this wine is elegantly medium-bodied. Winemaker Andréa Glass displays superb craftsmanship in the zesty white! Riesling food pairings: oysters, clams, mussels. Drink: 2012 - 2016 324244 11.3% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vieil Armand Grand Cru Ollwiller Riesling 2009, A.C., Alsace, France: Dry lemon and apricot on the nose. Intense and complex and dry, though there's the perception of some sweetness. Medium- to almost full-bodied. Absolutely delightful with medium curries and Asian fare. Drink: 2012 - 2017 315135 12.5% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 90/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Fouassier Les Grands Groux Sancerre 2010, A.C., Loire, France: Lemon sunshine on the nose followed by grapefruit liveliness on the palate. Lots of mouth-watering action. Medium-bodied, clean and crisp. Great aperitif. Drink: 2012 - 2015 267948 13.8% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gérard Bertrand Réserve Spéciale Viognier 2011, I.G.P., Pays D'oc, Midi, France: Gorgeous! Intense and aromatic with orange zest and honeysuckle aromas on the nose. Lemon dry and mouth-watering on the palate. Medium- to full-bodied. Intense and lovely. Great for Asian fare. Viognier food pairings: grilled shrimp, lobster. Drink: 2012 - 2016 147975 13% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. March 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bollini Pinot Grigio 2011, D.O.C., Trentino, Italy: Lime citrus on the vibrant nose of this terrific pinot grigio. This wine has a lot more character than most pinot grigios I taste yet it's still delightfully crisp and clean. There's some green apple and lemon on the palate. Good body and intensity of flavour with a nice finish. Pinot Grigio food pairings: pasta primavera, salmon, almond and panko crusted halibut, wild mushroom risotto. Drink: 2012 - 2016 951319 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. March 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Framingham Chardonnay 2009, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Baked bread on the nose from generous oaking followed by bright, lively notes of lemon zest. Medium- to full-bodied on the palate with lots of lovely layers of flavour and concentration. Some attractive white grapefruit and spice on the finish. Drink: 2012 - 2015 309534 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Man Vintners Chenin Blanc 2011, W.O., Coastal Region, South Africa: Vibrant with lime energy and lift. Some green apple through the mid-palate with some white melon on a long finish. Amazing for the price point! Chenin Blanc food pairings: seafood. Drink: 2012 - 2015 126847 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 90/100. March 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Frog's Leap Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, United States: Intense lemon vibrancy on the nose and palate, which also offers green apple tartness. Crisp and refreshing. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Vietnamese noodle salad with lemongrass shrimp, green salad topped with fried eggplant and pine nuts. Drink: 2012 - 2016 966036 13% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 91/100. March 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Spier Creative Block 2 2011, W.O., Coastal Region, South Africa: Gorgeous! Lemon zest then full-on lanolin that can give the impression of toasty oak even though there's no oak here. Rich, round and robust. This would be divine with lobster dipped in melted butter. Yum! Drink: 2012 - 2017 307827 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. March 2013. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Foreign Affair Winery Riesling 2009, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Wonderfully rich and concentrated yet refreshing and crisp too: it's got it all! Lemon-lanolin and stone on the nose. Intense lemon and lime zest on the palate with mouth-watering juiciness for a wide range of dishes. Liquid lovely! Riesling food pairings: sushi, paprika chicken, turkey dinner with a spicy stuffing. Drink: 2012 - 2018 127290 11.4% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. March 2013. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Clos Jordanne Claystone Terrace Chardonnay 2009, V.Q.A., Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Love the toasted almond and clementine on the nose! Juicy and mouth-watering a gorgeous mouth-filling texture on weight. Some smoke and spice on a terrifically long finish. Superb craftsmanship from one of Ontario's best producers. Drink: 2012 - 2017 56929 14% XD 750 mL $40.00 Score: 94/100. March 2013. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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