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Vintages Release September 13, 2013

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Dessert Wine

Pillitteri Estates Winery Niagara-On-The-Lake Riesling Icewine 2011, V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada: Great finesse and balance in this lovely dessert wine! Aromas of lime drops, honeysuckle and apricot preserves. Riesling Icewine food pairings: sponge cake, fruit salad. Drink: 2013 - 2020 435727 12.5% S 200 mL $30.00 Score: 92/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Reif Estate Winery Estate Bottled Kerner 2012, V.Q.A., Niagara River, Ontario, Canada: A remarkable wine for the price! Vibrant, surprising and intriguing with lovely notes of rose petal and white peach. Reminds me a little of gewurztraminer. Give it a try. Kerner food pairings: white fish, baked chicken, vegetarian quiche,salads. Drink: 2013 - 2016 201236 12.3% MD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stratus Special Select Late Harvest Cabernet Franc 2012, V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada: This is a creative and delicious take on icewine, traditionally made from vidal or riesling in a white wine style. This cabernet franc icewine offers luscious aromas and flavours of wild strawberry and raspberry, yet it's not cloying. Drink: 2013 - 2020 628116001324 13.5% S 375 mL $29.00 Score: 92/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Jackson-Triggs Delaine Vineyard Cabernet Merlot 2011, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Big black fruit and mocha-dark chocolate aromas from generous oak aging. Rich, concentrated and deep with a long finish. Some tarry notes notes through a dark core. Great with a juicy steak. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: beef, grilled radicchio, basil pesto. Drink: 2013 - 2017 360305 14% XD 750 mL $26.00 Score: 91/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lailey Vineyard Lailey Vineyard Cabernet Merlot 2011, V.Q.A. St. David's Bench, Niagara, Ontario, Canada: This full-bodied red wine is a blend of 48% merlot and the balance split between cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. It offers toasty mocha aromas with black fruit. Drink: 2013 - 2016 591420 13.5% XD 750 mL $25.00 Score: 89/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flat Rock Cellars Gravity Pinot Noir 2011, V.Q.A., Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Gorgeous cherry-berry aromas and flavours! This medium-bodied red wine is so vibrant and so fantastically great year after year. Try it with roast chicken or turkey. Pinot Noir food pairings: duck risotto, planked salmon. Drink: 2012 - 2017 1560 12.9% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. September 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kacaba Vineyards Merlot 2011, V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada: A full-bodied, tasty, Merlot offering aromas of fleshy plum, black cherry and juicy blackberry. Some vanilla and black tea on the finish. Smooth textured with a supple, medium-bodied weight. Goes down so easy at a potluck gathering. Merlot food pairings: prime rib roast, hamburgers, steak. Drink: 2013 - 2016 142687 12.8% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fielding Estate Winery Gamay 2012, V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada: A rich, full-bodied gamay with a smooth, round texture. Aromas of fleshy ripe dark red berries and pepper. Drink: 2013 - 2016 13% XD 750 mL $16.00 Score: 89/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Casa-Dea Estates Winery Pinot Noir 2010, V.Q.A., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada: Tart cherry with lovely mouth-watering acidity for a wide range of dishes from planked salmon to roast turkey. Medium-bodied and smooth with aromas of tart cherries and cranberry. Great balance and length. Drink: 2012 - 2017 296210 12.2% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hidden Bench Winery Pinot Noir 2010, V.Q.A., Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Full-bodied pinot with lots of toasty oak. It's supported by velvet cushions of fleshy ripe cherries. Pinot Noir food pairings: avocado and papaya salad, grilled radicchio, basil pesto, frittata. Drink: 2013 - 2017 274753 13.6% XD 750 mL $38.20 Score: 91/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Inniskillin Okanagan Vineyards Montague Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011, V.Q.A., Four Mile Creek, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Luscious, round dark cherry-berry aromas with mocha from the oak aging. A happy, jubilant wine with a full-body and satin texture. The winemaker uses the punch over technique to circulate the grapes and juice as they're fermenting, which adds richness and body to the wine. So versatile with food. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal medallions, avocado and papaya salad, grilled radicchio, basil pesto, frittata. Drink: 2013 - 2016 997353 13% XD 750 mL $26.00 Score: 91/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Shiraz 2011, V.Q.A., Niagara, Ontario, Canada: Jumps out of the glass with brooding black fruit, black pepper, dark chocolate and toasty oak. Full-bodied, supple and smooth. This is an incredibly concentrated and delicious wine. Loaded with flavours that persist on a long finish. Highly recommended. A stunningly great price. Pair with hearty meat dishes and celebrations of any kind. Shiraz food pairings: pizza, braised lamb, pasta bolognese, beef stew. Drink: 2013 - 2017 360735 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Clos Jordanne Claystone Terrace Pinot Noir 2010, Niagara, Twenty Mile Bench, Ontario, Canada: This is my favourite wine from this winery, year after year. Its exuberant energy and power come from a complex weave of nuances: truffles, black cherry, violets, cedar box and dark spices. Brooding and temperamental: love it! Pinot Noir food pairings: avocado and papaya salad, grilled radicchio, basil pesto, frittata. Drink: 2013 - 2019 33951 13.5% D 750 mL $35.00 Score: 92/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery Reserve Meritage 2011, V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada: Savoury, juicy, full-bodied and complex. Great meaty note with dark fruit and excellent structure. One of the best reds I've tasted from this winery, and it's very competitively priced. Meritage food pairings: roasted meats, cheeses, black bean soup, beef, quiche. Drink: 2014 - 2017 363234 13% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 88/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Union Wine Noir Pinot Noir 2012, V.Q.A., Niagara, Ontario, Canada: A berry-rich Burgundian style of wine that is a blend of pinot noir (55%) and gamay (45%) grapes. Savoury, floral and lovely. Great price. Try it with roast chicken or planked salmon. Drink: 2013 - 2015 277632 13% D 750 mL $15.00 Score: 88/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pillitteri Estates Winery Cabernet Franc 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada: Black cherry spiced pie with dried herbs and cedar brush. Delightfully different and full-bodied. Smooth with lots of savoury, mouth-watering notes. Pair with pork roast. Cabernet Franc food pairings: pulled pork slathered with mild salsa. Drink: 2013 - 2016 13763 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kacaba Vineyards Single Vineyard Syrah 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada: Spectacular! A full-bodied, generous, rich and layered syrah with gorgeous aromas of fleshy black plum and mocha from the oak again. Perfect poor-little-me wine. Drink: 2013 - 2016 394171 12.8% D 750 mL $35.00 Score: 91/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Closson Chase Watson Pinot Noir 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara River, Ontario, Canada: Similar in style to a grand cru Burgundy pinot noir from France. Great acidity for food is balanced beautifully with tart cherries, fresh earth and leather. Great finesse and length on the finish. Drink: 2013 - 2018 145888 12.7% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 93/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

13th Street Winery Sandstone Reserve Gamay 2011, V.Q.A., Four Mile Creek, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Benchmark Niagara gamay noir! Black pepper explosion on the nose, followed by dark fruit and black cherries. The vines for this wine's grapes were planted in 4-mile creek back in 1983. Their age shows in the wine's complexity. Drink: 2013 - 2016 361089 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thomas Bachelder Lowrey Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011, V.Q.A., St. David's Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: A medium-bodied red with a seductive, silky texture and a Burgundian style that still bears the Niagara signature. Winemaker and owner Thomas Bachelder has proven himself to be the master of pinot noir in this country, starting with his first works of art at Le Clos Jordanne. Follow this winery, and buy now, while you can. Drink: 2013 - 2016 361816 13% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 93/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stratus Syrah 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada: Absolutely stunning! This full-bodied red wine has the texture of liquid velvet, and just as much mouth-filling richness. Great complexity, depth and finesse. This wine makes me excited about the potential for syrah-based wines in Ontario! Drink: 2013 - 2020 628116001027 13.5% XD 750 mL $48.00 Score: 94/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stratus Sangiovese 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada: This full-bodied red wine offers a lovely combination of tangy red fruit and spice. Winemaker J-L Groux called sangiovese the pinot noir of Italy, given its earthy character and mouth-brightening acidity for a wide range of dishes from pasta in a tomato sauce to roast chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2017 628116001102 12.5% XD 750 mL $42.00 Score: 92/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lailey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, V.Q.A., Niagara, Ontario, Canada: A full-bodied, big structured wine offering aromas of blackcurrant and cassis. Nice toasty oak weaves throughout. Great with a juicy steak. Drink: 2013 - 2016 591370 12.5% XD 750 mL $23.00 Score: 89/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery Arcanum 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada: A full-bodied red wine with robust flavours of black fruit and toasty oak. This wine is a blend of 47% syrah, 33% merlot and 20% cabernet sauvignon grapes. It has great aging potential, and is still tannic now. Decant 2 hours before serving. Drink: 2014 - 2017 995290 13.5% XD 750 mL $27.00 Score: 90/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

13th Street Winery Essence Pinot Noir 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara, Ontario, Canada: Gorgeous! Silky smooth, medium-bodied with great complexity and layering of dark cherry flavour. So expressive. This is the equivalent of the private label or reserve bottling for the winery. Drink: 2013 - 2019 237222 14% D 750 mL $39.00 Score: 93/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Girl's Night Out Cabernet Shiraz 2012, V.Q.A., Lake Erie North Shore, Ontario, Canada: Full-bodied and smooth with attractive berry aromas and flavours. Great price for this wine that will have broad appeal for party attendees. No heavy oak. Try it with meat lovers' pizza. Drink: 2013 - 2015 134205 12.5% D 750 mL $13.00 Score: 87/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flat Rock Cellars Pinot Noir 2011, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Gorgeous aromas of fleshy dark cherries on the nose are followed by those flavours on the palate. Supple, smooth and silky with a medium-bodied weight. Lovely layers of field berries. Long finish. Perfect for planked salmon. Pinot Noir food pairings: BBQ smoked pulled pork. Drink: 2013 - 2017 1545 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kacaba Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Franc 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment , Ontario, Canada: A gorgeous cool-climate cabernet franc. Full-bodied with fleshy black plum aromas, some cedar and a touch of attractive herbal. Drink: 2013 - 2018 264127 14.2% D 750 mL $35.00 Score: 90/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Girl's Night Out Sparkling White, V.Q.A., Lake Erie North Shore, Ontario, Canada: Clean, crisp and refreshing: this is a terrific sparkling wine for this price point. Stock up for your holiday parties and enjoy as an aperitif or companion to seafood. Drink: 2013 - 2015 215632 11% XD 750 mL $15.00 Score: 87/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flat Rock Cellars Riddled Sparkling Méthode Classique 2008, V.Q.A., Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Toasty baked bread with green apple vibrancy in this zesty sparkling wine. This wine spent 8 months in oak then another 20 months in bottle where the second fermentation occured, as it does for champagne. Food pairings: tempura. Drink: 2013 - 2015 187377 12.3% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jackson-Triggs Entourage Grand Reserve Méthode Classique Brut 2009, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Terrific quality and taste for the price! Toasty, refreshing and classic. Serve this at New Year's or a wedding with pride. Toasty with green apple goodness and a lovely and persistent mousse. This is classic and elegant with the right finesse for any celebration. Pair this zesty sparkling wine with lobster, crab, shrimp, oysters and grilled calamari seafood platter. Food pairings: caviar, tempura, sushi or smoked trout. Drink: 2013 - 2015 234161 12% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Colio Estate Wines CEV Sauvignon Blanc 2012, V.Q.A., Lake Erie North Shore, Ontario, Canada: Refreshing and crisp aromas and flavours of white grapefruit and white melon. Clean, with no grassy taste. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: chicken dishes, white fish and creamy pasta dishes.. Drink: 2013 - 2015 500462 12.2% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Casa Dea Estates Winery Chardonnay 2010, V.Q.A., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada: Clean, crisp and refreshing with no oak. Aromas of green apple and grapefruit. Mouth-watering acidity for a range of dishes. This wine spent 8 months in stainless steel vats on the less to add some richness and texture. Drink: 2013 - 2015 12.5% XD 750 mL $15.00 Score: 87/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Closson Chase Brock Chardonnay 2011, Niagara River, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: The warmth of the Niagara River region where the grapes for this wine grow shows through in the richness of the wine. This wine spent 7 months in French oak, 10% of which was new. It underwent a malolactic fermentation to add more creaminess and texture. It offers aromas of tropical fruit and pineapple with toasty oak. Drink: 2013 - 2017 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.00 Score: 90/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery Select Chardonnay 2009, V.Q.A., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada: Lots of butterscotch aromas wrap around pear and peach. This wine was aged in French oak for 6 months, 50% of which was new which imparts a sweetness and smokiness to the wine, along with richness. Drink: 2013 - 2015 13% XD 750 mL $15.00 Score: 87/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Inniskillin Niagara Estate Discovery Series P3 2012, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Only 900 cases were made of this vibrant white wine blend of pinot gris, pinot blanc and pinot noir grapes. It's crisp and clean. Available from the winery or Wine Rack stores. Drink: 2013 - 2015 80003853 13% XD 750 mL $18.00 Score: 89/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flat Rock Cellars The Rusty Shed Chardonnay 2011, V.Q.A., Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Great complexity in this full-bodied chardonnay. The grapes come from older vineyards. More earthy than fruity. This wine spent 20 months in new oak. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, stronger sheep’s or goat’s cheese. Drink: 2013 - 2016 1552 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Konzelmann Estate Winery 4 Generations Riesling Traminer 2011, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: A delightful and vibrant white wine that's a blend of riesling and traminer grapes. It offers aromas of honeysuckle and apricot. Perfect for Asian dishes and medium curries. Drink: 2013 - 2016 264770 13% MD 750 mL $22.00 Score: 90/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mike Weir Winery Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2012, V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada: Balanced and full-bodied chardonnay that uses four types of oak for aging. This flavourful Chardonnay is an exquisite expression of the Ontario's wonderful the vintage. Creamy texture, refined and elegant, this Chardonnay exudes layers of pear, lemon and vanilla along with subtle nuances of French Oak. Chardonnay food pairings: pairs well with grilled salmon and butternut squash risotto. Drink: 2010 - 2013 367813 13% D 750 mL $22.00 Score: 90/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery Beal Vineyards Reserve Inox Chardonnay 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada: Clean and crisp with some attractive white pear notes. Nice aperitif. Drink: 2013 - 2015 155770 13% D 750 mL $18.00 Score: 87/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Colio Estate Wines CEV Pinot Grigio 2012, V.Q.A., Lake Erie, Ontario, Canada: Round and smooth with lovely aromas of green apple and dry apricot. Great aperitif or try it with fried chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2015 12.2% XD 750 mL $14.00 Score: 88/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pillitteri Estates Winery Pinot Grigio 2011, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Classic pinot grigio: dry, crisp and refreshing without any heavy oak. Nice price. Good aperitif. Drink: 2013 - 2015 146787 12% XD 750 mL $13.00 Score: 87/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery Select Pinot Gris 2011, V.Q.A., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada: Dry with a medium body and attractive tropical fruit notes. This wine spent 24 hours in contact with the skins to add a little colour and some character. About 10% of the wine also spent time in oak. Refreshing and clean. Pinot Gris food pairings: light fare, seafood. Drink: 2013 - 2014 69336 12% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Norman Hardie County Pinot Gris 2012: Superb! Dry, crisp and clean with aromas of white peach and dry apricot. Great aperitif or companion to seafood. Drink: 2013 - 2016 12.5% XD 750 mL $23.00 Score: 90/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Union Wine Gold Named Varietal Blends-White 2011, V.Q.A., Niagara, Ontario, Canada: A luscious, full-bodied blend of chardonnay (75%) and pinot grigio (25%). This wine was barrel fermented and aged to add richness. Perfect for roast chicken and corn dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2015 351049 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fielding Estate Winery Unoaked Chardonnay 2012, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Green apple and white peach notes in this medium-bodied, nicely balanced white. No oak, very refreshing. Good acidity for chicken dishes. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled pork chops. Drink: 2013 - 2015 164491 12.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. September 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lailey Vineyard Chardonnay 2011, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: A full-bodied and generous white wine that was aged in French oak for 10 months. Balanced with aromas of butterscotch and green apple. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled seafood, chicken breast. Drink: 2013 - 2016 193482 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Closson Chase South Clos Chardonnay 2011, V.Q.A., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada: Very grand cru Burgundy in style. Liquid lovely! This wine is based on meticulate barrel selection of the best chardonnays from various pockets of the vineyards. It's vibrant and alive in the glass with rich aromas and flavours of green apple and butterscotch. The yield was only 1-2 tons per acre further concentrating the wine. Drink: 2013 - 2016 215657 12.6% D 750 mL $34.00 Score: 93/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Reif Estate Winery Gewürztraminer 2012, Ontario, Canada: A gorgeous white wine with lovely spice and floral notes. Exotic yet still eminently lovable. Medium-bodied and mouth-filling. Perfect for Asian dishes and medium curries. Drink: 2013 - 2016 360255 13% D 750 mL $18.00 Score: 91/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fielding Estate Winery Riesling 2011, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: White peach, light petrol and white floral notes on this very pretty white. Great mouth-watering acidity for seafood and shellfish. Medium-bodied and delightful. Also works as an aperitif. Drink: 2012 - 2016 251439 10.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kacaba Vineyards Unoaked Chardonnay 2012, V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada: A lovely, medium-bodied white with fresh, zippy aromas and flavours of green apple and white pear. No oak, nothing heavy: just pure sunshine refreshment. Try it with seafood or chicken tonight. Drink: 2013 - 2015 0326975 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave Spring Cellars Estate Bottled Gewürztraminer 2011, V.Q.A., Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Perfect gewurz, especially at this price! Gorgeous aromas of lychee, rose petal and a hint of spices. Great for Asiana and spicy dishes. Exotic and fantastic. Gewürztraminer food pairings: Asian chicken salad, autumn hodge-podge. Drink: 2013 - 2017 302059 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Coyote's Run Estate Winery Red Paw Vineyard Pinot Gris 2012, V.Q.A., Four Mile Creek, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Refreshing and mildly flavoured with grapefruit. Clean and crisp. Try this is you like pinot grigio. Pinot Gris food pairings: avocado and papaya salad, grilled radicchio, basil pesto, frittata. Drink: 2012 - 2014 360701 12.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 87/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hidden Bench Winery Chardonnay 2011, V.Q.A., Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Terrific acidity and richness, like Ginger and Fred. Lovely green apple brightness hemmed in with toast almonds. Full-bodied and satisfying. Chardonnay food pairings: prawn bisque, top sirloin beef, cheese fondue, stuffed chicken breast. Drink: 2013 - 2017 68817 13% XD 750 mL $32.00 Score: 90/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Inniskillin Niagara Estate Montague Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2012, V.Q.A., Four Mile Creek, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Double yum! Toffee and baking spice nose opens up into sensory vistas of ripe fleshy peach, pear and a voluptuous butterscotch infused finish. Full-bodied and delicious! Chardonnay food pairings: prawn bisque, top sirloin beef, cheese fondue, stuffed chicken breast. Drink: 2013 - 2015 586347 13.9% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Konzelmann Estate Winery Chardoanny 2009, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada: Caramel and butterscotch with rich layers of ripe peach and pear in this generously oaked white. Full-bodied and delicious. Chardoanny food pairings: herbed chicken, lobster bisque, spicy popcorn. Drink: 2013 - 2016 364869 13% D 750 mL $14.20 Score: 87/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thirty Bench Wine Makers Wine Makers Small Lot Wood Post Riesling 2006, V.Q.A., Beamsville Bench, Ontario, Canada: Subtle nose of green apple, white peach and melon. Off-dry with lots of mouth-watering vibrancy. Tangerine-dry finish. Riesling food pairings: spring rolls, baked ham, lemon chicken, turkey, grilled salmon. Drink: 2013 - 2018 359760 10.3% D 750 mL $30.00 Score: 91/100. September 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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