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Vintages Release May 25, 2013

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Dessert Wine

Marchesi di Barolo Zagara Moscato D'asti 2011, D.O.C.G., Piedmont, Italy: Every time I taste a Moscato, I fall in love. Orange zest, apple blossom and honeysuckle. Sweetness balanced with effervescence and acidity. Perfect after-dinner drink! This is the ultimate patio sipper. Enjoy with cheeses. Moscato D'asti food pairings: seafood nibbles, strawberries, chocolate Easter eggs, pastries with tea, tiramisu. Drink: 2011 - 2014 168195 6% MS 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. May 2013. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Teliani Valley Alazani Valley Red Semi-Sweet 2011, Georgia, Georgia: Sweet red wine is an acquired taste. If you’ve acquired it, this is your wine. Lovely sweet cherries and blackberry liqueur. Georgia is actually one of the world's oldest wine-producing regions and the Saperavi grape is indigenous here. This is a terrific wine to sip on after dinner with or without dessert. Food pairings: semi-sweet fruit pies, pastries, elk with blueberry sauce, duck with plum sauce. Drink: 2011 - 2015 143578 13% M 750 mL $12.95 Score: 88/100. May 2013. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Meiomi Wines Belle Glos Pinot Noir 2011, Monterey, Santa Barbara, Sonoma Counties, California, United States: Quite lovely! Cherry-berry happiness sails along on a river of satin seduction. Medium- to full-bodied. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled salmon, rare roast beef. Drink: 2012 - 2016 130138 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jean-Bernard Saby Et Fils Chateau Rozier Grand Cru Meritage 2010, A.C., Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France: The wine is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes. It offers attractive black fruit, tar and smoky notes with a pleasant tannic grip and dryness on the palate. Decant 2 hours. Drink with a rare steak and enjoy. Drink: 2014 - 2017 24539 13.5% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 88/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Giroud Terra Helvetica Pinot Noir 2011, Vin De Pays, Valais, Switzerland: Cherry, herbal, bell pepper notes with vibrant mouth-watering acidity. Interesting and different. Cries out for food. Pinot Noir food pairings: salmon steaks. Drink: 2013 - 2015 121095 12.7% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 87/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cassini Cellars Merlot 2011, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada: Full-bodied and smooth with mocha, dark chocolate and fleshy black plum aromas and flavours. Nicely balanced. Try it with grilled pork chops. Merlot food pairings: pulled pork sammies, prime rib roast. Drink: 2013 - 2016 324319 13.2% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 88/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cline Cellars Ancient Vines Carignane 2011, Contra Costa County, California, United States: Loaded with purple plum aromas and flavours curbed by fleshy wild blackberries. Full-bodied and smooth. Think of this as turbo zinfandel. Great for BBQs. Drink: 2013 - 2016 32177 14.5% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 89/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

In Situ Winemakers Selection, San Esteban Carmenere 2010, Aconcagua, Chile: Outstanding wine for the money! Cassis and cedar with full-bodied richness. This wine is named after the river that divides it in half. The region of Aconcagua in Chile is extremely hot and dry, ideal for ripening rich, full-bodied red wines. It's supple and layered on the palate, like liquid velvet. I'd drink this wine with hearty meat dishes. Carmenere food pairings: pork tenderloin. Drink: 2011 - 2015 37952 14.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. May 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mcmanis Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, California, United States: Lovely smoky, mocha, blackberry nose. Mouth-watering acidity on the palate, full-bodied weight. Then a sweet blackberry finish. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled steaks, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2013 - 2016 212126 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Don Cristobal 1492 Oak Reserve Shiraz 2010, Mendoza, Argentina: Aromas of dark fruit on the nose that build more strongly on the full-bodied palate. This is a terrific wine for the price point and will drink well with a wide variety of hearty meat dishes. Shiraz food pairings: grilled bison steak, black bean soup, blue cheese, pizza, turkey sausage. Drink: 2011 - 2015 236133 14% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. May 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Gravillas Plan De Dieu 2010, A.P., Côtes Du Rhône Villages, France: Woodsmoke and espresso on the nose followed by attractive dark fruit aromas and flavours. Amazing for the price. Go, go, go! Drink: 2013 - 2015 264648 14.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. May 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Chofflet-Valdenaire Givry 1Er Cru Pinot Noir 2009, A.C., Burgundy, France: Very pleasant and well-priced for Burgundian pinot noir. Lush cherry notes are balanced by a lovely earthiness. Smooth and medium-bodied. Pinot Noir food pairings: spice-rubbed grilled duck with a thyme-based marinade. Drink: 2013 - 2015 330183 13% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 89/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Brigaldara Valpolicella 2011, D.O.C., Veneto, Italy: Mouth-watering aromas and flavours of tart cherries with a touch of smoky oak and mocha. Terrific food wine, especially for meat dishes. This wine is a blend of Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes. There is some anise and pepper on the finish. Medium-bodied and satisfying. Valpolicella food pairings: meatloaf, lentil patties, Italian style pizza, salami, veal shanks, charcuterie, soft cheeses. Drink: 2012 - 2015 917864 14.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Terrazas De Los Andes Reserva Malbec 2010, Mendoza, Argentina: Love it! Meaty and mouth-watering with gorgeous ripe dark berries. Smooth and full-bodied. Juiciness and acidity cry out for a food companion, especially for the hearty meat variety. Decant 1 hour. Some blackberry and anise on the finish. Malbec food pairings: veal, beef, chicken herb-rubbed roast, hearty soups, stew. Drink: 2011 - 2015 29280 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. May 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Raymond Field Blend Lot No. 7 Named Varietal Blends-Red 2010, California, United States: A terrific wine for the money! Full-bodied, juicy and mouth-watering. Luscious layers of dark fruit and berries that finishes long, smoky and satisfying. This wine is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah, petite sirah and zinfandel with a few other grapes in minute amounts. This is where field blend comes from and it's a traditional method of planting different grape varieties in a vineyard rather than just one. There are notes of blackberries and plums on the finish. Supple and polished. I can taste a grilled hamburger with this wine. Drink: 2012 - 2015 265959 13.8% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Bousquet Grande Reserve Malbec 2010, Mendoza, Argentina: This full-bodied red was matured for a year in French barrels and then another year in bottle. It's full-bodied, dark and brooding with black fruit, smoke and tarry aromas and flavours. Great with a pepper steak! Drink: 2013 - 2017 303701 15.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Yering Station Village Shiraz Viognier 2010, Yarra Valley, Victoria, South Australia, Australia: Full-bodied with attractive dark fruit and toasty oak aromas and flavours. Juicy with anise and purple plum on the finish. Drink: 2013 - 2016 311431 14.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clos Malverne Le Café Basket Pressed Pinotage 2011, W.O., Coastal Region, Stellenbosch, South Africa: Unquestionably my favourite pinotage to date! Gorgeous nose of dried herbs, leather, smoke and dry plum. Full-bodied, but smooth and perfectly balanced. I'm buying a case so please leave some on the shelf for me. Pinotage food pairings: smoked spareribs. Drink: 2013 - 2015 315960 15% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 90/100. May 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Scott Family Dijon Clone Pinot Noir 2010, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County, California, United States: Big acidity with tart cherries and field strawberries. Smooth and full-bodied. Try it with planked salmon. Drink: 2013 - 2017 317784 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château La Grange De Bessan Rémi Lacombe, Vitic. Meritage 2009, A.C., Médoc, Bordeaux, France: Excellent price for a solid Bordeaux. Full-bodied, good acidity for roast beef and some attractive black fruit and smoky aromas and flavours. Decant 2 hours and be happy. Meritage food pairings: thick steak. Drink: 2014 - 2017 321331 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Belair-Coubet Meritage 2010, A.C., Côtes De Bourg, Bordeaux, France: Perfumed and gorgeous! So characterful for Bordeaux. Violets and woodspice jump from the glass. Mouth-watering blackberry and blackcurrant on the palate. Amazing price. Meritage food pairings: grilled lamb. Drink: 2013 - 2016 321414 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. May 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château De Landiras Meritage 2010, A.C., Graves, Bordeaux, France: Elegant and well-priced for Bordeaux. Dark fruit and smoke with a good tannic grip. Full-bodied and balanced. Try it with filet mignon after you decant for 1-2 hours. Drink: 2014 - 2017 324673 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Merry Edwards Pinot Noir 2010, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Incredible concentration and depth of flavour: almost over-the-top for pinot noir. Sweet purple plums and raspberries. Smooth and full-bodied. Drink: 2013 - 2017 656868 14.3% XD 750 mL $65.95 Score: 90/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz 2010, Padthaway, South Australia, Australia: Honkin’ big red with black cherry liqueur aromas. Rich, full-bodied and delicious. This wine has won multiple Gold and Silver Medals in competitions around the world. This vintage won Blue-Gold and Top 100 at the 2012 Sydney International Wine Competition. The oak is woven in well and the wine comes off as balanced. Well-priced. I'd drink with a rack of lamb. Shiraz food pairings: rare roast beef, casseroles & stews, Irish stew, pizza, barbecued pork spareribs. Drink: 2011 - 2015 673897 14.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. May 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jean-Marie Arnoux Vieux Clocher Vacqueyras Arnoux & Fils 2010, A.C., Rhône, France: This robust red is a blend of 70% grenache, 25% syrah and 5% mourvèdre grapes. It offers concentrated aromas and flavours of black cherry liqueur and dark spices. Loaded with complexity and depth. Long, dry finish. Great with hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2018 172668 14% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 91/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zaca Mesa Z Three Syrah Mourvèdre Grenache 2007, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, California, United States: Concentrated and deep with layers of fleshy blackberry and black and purple plums flavours. Some dark spices on the finish. Full-bodied and smooth. This is a blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache grapes. Try it with hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2016 318501 14.5% XD 750 mL $53.95 Score: 91/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Evans & Tate Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia: Savoury and meaty aromas and flavours that draw you head-first into the glass. Full-bodied and smooth with seductive flavours of fleshy blackberry, cassis, and dried herbs. Try it with a rare steak. Drink: 2013 - 2016 327411 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. May 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pirramimma Shiraz 2010, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Juicy and vibrant with black and purple liqueur aromas and flavours. Full-bodied and ultra-smooth. Deeply concentrated and rich with layered complexity through the palate. Lots of toasty, smoky oak that's in balance with the luscious fruit. This wine cries out for hearty meat dishes, and for you to top up your glass. Shiraz food pairings: grilled back ribs with a rich sauce, marinated steaks, dark chocolate, lamb, salmon. Drink: 2012 - 2016 987784 14% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 91/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cuvée Du Vatican Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre Cinsault 2010, A.C., Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Rhône, France: A full-bodied red, bursting with black fruit aromas. Supple with dark spices and a long finish. Decant 2 hours. Drink with hearty meat dishes. You'll say a prayer for this Vatican wine, hoping it's not out of stock by the time you get to the store. Spice and anise on a long finish. Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre Cinsault food pairings: beef bourguignon, sharp cheddar cheese, lamb, salmon, pasta with bolognese sauce. Drink: 2010 - 2016 719120 14% D 750 mL $38.95 Score: 92/100. May 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

De Bortoli Wines - Yarra Valley Gulf Station Pinot Noir 2011, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia: Love it! Bright and vibrant with cherry-berry fruit. Medium- to full-bodied and satin smooth. A true hedonist's wine. The grapes for this wine come from the Brookland Vineyard. It has a fleshy cherry vivacity on the palate as well. Lots of mouth-watering acidity. Some dark spices and attractive red berries on the finish. Terrific for planked salmon or roast beef. Pinot Noir food pairings: chicken, pasta, fruit salad. Drink: 2012 - 2016 15511 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. May 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Michel Picard Volnay Pinot Noir 2010, A.C., Burgundy, France: Love it! It's an acquired taste: acidic tart cherries, violet, rose petal finish. Smooth and medium-bodied. Classic and gorgeous. Pinot Noir food pairings: glazed duck, garnished with raspberries and blackberries. Drink: 2013 - 2017 330134 13% XD 750 mL $41.95 Score: 93/100. May 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Graham Beck Shiraz 2009, W.O., Coastal Region, South Africa: This wine was aged in French and American oak for about a year and a half. It displays alluring aromas of dark fleshy plums, smoke, espresso and even some attractive tarry notes for extra depth. Incredible concentration and power with a long finish. Great with hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2010 - 2016 607796 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 93/100. May 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2010, Lodi, California, United States: Incredible concentration and mouth-watering lusciousness. There's also 25 percent petite sirah to add depth and layering. Terrific concentration of flavour from these old-vine grapes shows through. Remarkable, especially for the price. Long finish, great satisfaction! Try it with grilled meats. Drink: 2013 - 2016 942599 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. May 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

John Glaetzer John's Blend Margarete's No. 13 Shiraz 2008, Langhorne Creek, South Australia, Australia: Dark fruit and mint notes on the nose that are engulfed by a flood of fleshy blackberries aromas and flavours on the palate. Quite a pleasant sensation. Full-bodied and luscious. Supple with a long finish. This wine would be terrific with hearty meat dishes. A toasty oak finish. Shiraz food pairings: goose, black bean soup, pork with soy, pot roast, grilled tuna. Drink: 2012 - 2016 927657 14.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 94/100. May 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montes Purple Angel Carmenere 2010, Colchagua Valley, Chile: An amazing wine; a classic for those looking for Chile's flagship labels. There’s a splash of Petit Verdot grapes in this mostly Carmenère-driven red. Deep, long and complex with layers of mouth-watering juiciness. Deep purple says it all, including both the colour and the aromas of fleshy dark plums and berries. There's cedar smoke and spices on the finish. Truly a wine for hedonists. This is one for the cellar as well, but why wait? I'd drink it with hearty meat dishes. Carmenere food pairings: grilled steaks, osso buco. Drink: 2012 - 2018 62364 14% XD 750 mL $56.95 Score: 95/100. May 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Cabriz Dão Sul Rosé 2012, D.O.C., Dão, Portugal: Very pleasant. Dry with field strawberry notes. Rosé food pairings: salmon, grilled pork with a berry compote, barbecued chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2014 30445 13.5% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 86/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carte Noire Les Maîtres Vignerons De La Presqu'ile Saint-Tropez Rosé 2012, A.C., Côtes De Provence, France: A basket of sun-dappled fresh field strawberries with bone-dry mouth-watering refreshment. Light to medium-bodied. Great aperitif or companion to cold chicken sandwiches or salmon. Rosé food pairings: planked salmon, salads. Drink: 2013 - 2014 319384 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. May 2013. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Des Carteresses Tavel Rosé 2012, A.C., Rhône, France: Robust and deeply flavoured for rose, typical of Tavel. Field raspberries and sunset ripeness. Bone-dry and satisfying. Great aperitif or seafood companion. Rosé food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steaks. Drink: 2013 - 2014 739474 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. May 2013. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Nino Franco Brut Valdobbiadene Superiore Prosecco, D.O.C.G., Veneto, Italy: Crisp and clean with white peach and white grapefruit notes. Great for large gatherings. Nice price. Drink: 2013 - 2015 349662 11% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. May 2013. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Mezzacorona Trentino Riserva Pinot Grigio 2010, D.O.C., Alto Adige Trentino, Italy: Fresh, clean and mild without a lot of acidity. Mild white peach notes. Nice aperitif. Drink: 2013 - 2014 32714 13.3% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henri Poiron Fief Giraud Muscadet 2011, A.C., Loire, France: Crisp and dry with lime and white grapefruit. Lovely wine for shellfish. Muscadet food pairings: seafood platter. Drink: 2013 - 2014 327726 12% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. May 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vollenweider Wolfer Riesling 2011, Prädikatswein, Mosel, Germany: Ultra-dry with lime and white grapefruit. Austere and pure. No oak. Think seafood. Riesling food pairings: grilled prawns with butter and dill. Drink: 2013 - 2017 324335 12.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Salomon-Undhof Salomon Groovey Trocken Grüner Veltliner 2011, Austria, Austria: Ultra-mouth-watering acidity and fresh green, lime and white grapefruit notes. Great as a refreshing aperitif on a warm spring or summer day, or as a companion to seafood or shellfish. Nice price. Grüner Veltliner food pairings: fish, salmon, sushi, seafood dishes, chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2014 669606 12% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. May 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Emiliana Novas Limited Selection Chardonnay 2011, Casablanca Valley, Chile: This organic wine is balanced, full-bodied and tasty. Aromas of green apple, smoke, butterscotch and almond. Lovely white and green melon on the palate with a touch of nectarine on the dry finish. Terrific with herbed chicken. This organic wine has just 17 mg/l of free sulphur. Chardonnay food pairings: pasta, Asian chicken salad, hodge podge, prawn bisque, dark meat. Drink: 2012 - 2015 4515 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. May 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vineland Estates Winery Pinot Grigio 2011, V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada: Dry and refreshing with lime and white grapefruit notes. Winemaker Brian Schmidt has delivered a flavourful white with great body that's still refreshing. Lovely white citrus finish. Try it with seafood. Drink: 2013 - 2015 330944 12.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. May 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Des Aubuisières Bernard Fouquet, Vouvray Cuvée De Silex Chenin Blanc 2011, A.C., Loire, France: A lovely white for when you want out of your New World Chardonnay rut: aromas of orange zest, white flowers and musk. Mouth-watering, medium-bodied and refreshing. What more do you want? Oh, I know: how about a oven-roasted turkey or chicken. Perfect! Chenin Blanc food pairings: citrus sauces, duck a l’orange, fishcakes, chicken, pasta. Drink: 2012 - 2015 57042 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. May 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Oatley Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2010, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia: Come alive aromas and flavours of lime and white grapefruit! It's time to savour life and whatever dish is beside your glass. Medium-bodied, refreshing and dry. This also makes a lovely aperitif. Drink: 2013 - 2015 159806 12.2% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. May 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Malivoire Wine Company Musqué Spritz Chardonnay 2012, V.Q.A., Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Love it! Green apple loveliness hemmed by peach sunshine. Some spritz for refreshment but not too much. I challenge you to finish a better organic wine. Go head. Chardonnay food pairings: sorbet and fresh fruits, spicy seafood, sushi, tempura. Drink: 2013 - 2015 189670 9% M 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 10 Chardonnay 2010, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Buttery and delicious! The grapes come from a single-vineyard Omaka Valley wine that are hand-picked and spend 9 months in French oak casks. Full-bodied and lovely. Drink: 2013 - 2015 317651 14.5% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 90/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pfeffingen Kabinett Trocken Riesling 2011, Prädikatswein, Pfalz, Germany: Lime zest refreshment and mouth-watering acidity. Green apple and white grapefruit but no oak. Try it with seafood. Riesling food pairings: barbecued lake fish. Drink: 2013 - 2017 324343 12% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaines Schlumberger Les Princes Abbés Pinot Gris 2010, A.C., Alsace, France: Crisp, dry and refreshing with bright, vibrant notes of lemons and limes. Medium-bodied. Perfect as an aperitif or companion to seafood and salads. An energetic finish with a crisp kick. Great price. Pinot Gris food pairings: chicken cacciatore, pasta, sherry potatoes. avocado papaya salad. Drink: 2012 - 2015 21253 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dr. Hermann Ürziger Würzgarten Auslese Riesling 2005, Prädikatswein, Mosel, Germany: Sweetness balanced with fleshy peach ripeness and blended acidity. Medium-bodied and ready with spicy dishes. Riesling food pairings: salty or blue cheeses, spicy chicken curry, roast pork with mango salsa. Drink: 2013 - 2016 324285 8% MS 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wolf Blass Gold Label Chardonnay 2010, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia: A rich, round Chardonnay with lovely aromas of green apple, almond and light spices. Terrific finish. The palate is mouth-filling and expansive, yet balanced. Finishes with attractive orchard fruit and some smoke. Full-bodied goodness is perfect for roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: chicken club sandwich, macaroni & cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, squash dishes, turkey burgers. Drink: 2010 - 2015 399543 13% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Markus Molitor Kabinett Riesling 2011, Q.M.P., Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany: Great complexity and layers in this lushly ripe Riesling. Apricots and pears compete for your attention and delight the senses. Medium-bodied and persistent. Perfect for casual get-togethers. The grapes for this organic wine come from the Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard, and are hand-picked. Terrific intensity! This wine would be terrific with roast turkey or seafood. Riesling food pairings: various cheeses, squash soup, pork chops with maple glaze, crab, striped bass. Drink: 2012 - 2015 115634 11% M 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Matua Valley Estate Series Paretai Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Marlborough, New Zealand: Powerful and mouth-watering in the absolutely best tradition of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Grassy, lime-zest refreshment with layers of complexity and satisfaction. Terrific! This is the winery's flagship label and the grapes are grown in the Northbank Vineyard on the bank of Wairau River. The wine is not oak-aged to maintain pure fruit refreshment and liveliness. There's a lovely lime lift and gooseberry zest on the finish. Pair with vegetarian dishes and seafood. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: lightly spiced seafood platters, grilled vegetarian spread, squash soup, chicken cacciatore, Italian spaghetti. Drink: 2012 - 2015 144634 14% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. May 2013. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Studert-Prüm Kabinett Graacher Himmelreich Riesling 2011, Prädikatswein, Gutsabfüllung, Mosel, Germany: Apricot loveliness with an apple blossom shout of happiness! Medium-bodied. Yes it's got some sweetness. Get over it and enjoy this with glazed ham or sweet potatoes. Riesling food pairings: ginger chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2020 160853 8% M 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. May 2013. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hermanos De Domingo Molina Hermanos Torrontés 2011, Cafayate Valley, Salta, Argentina: The grapes in the Cafayate vineyard are planted at an altitude of 5500 feet which gives them good acidity, yet there's a splendid floral character here too that lovers of the Torrontes grape have come to appreciate. Medium-bodied, refreshing and dry, with a solid finish. Great price. Drink: 2013 - 2015 303685 14% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. May 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Saintsbury Unfiltered Chardonnay 2010, Carneros, Napa Valley, California, United States: Full-bodied, luscious and seductive. Butterscotch woven through green apple. Walk through a sunlit grove and imagine your life while sipping this wine. Drink: 2013 - 2017 359281 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. May 2013. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Calcaire Gewürztraminer 2009, Ac Alsace, France: A spice cloud of pleasure on the nose featuring nutmeg, cinnamon, rose, lychee and white daisies. Unctuous and mouth-filling on the palate: a wine to fill and please every crevice. A tangerine, spice dusted extra long finish. Superb with Asian and curries. Drink: 2013 - 2019 320481 13.5% S 750 mL $29.95 Score: 95/100. May 2013. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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