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Vintages Release October 17, 2013

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Red Wine

Baron Philippe De Rothschild Languedoc-Roussillon Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Pays D'oc V.D.P., France: A full-bodied, tannic red wine with aromas of black fruit, tar, and toasty oak. Good price. Decant 2 hours. Pair with hearty meat dishes. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: red meats, cheeses. Drink: 2013 - 2015 407551 13% XD 750 mL $11.95 Score: 85/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Baron Philippe De Rothschild Languedoc-Roussillon Pinot Noir 2012, Pays D'oc V.D.P., France: A tart, mouth-watering medium-bodied red wine with a smooth texture. The acidity in the wine cries out for food. Good price for pinot noir. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast chicken or turkey. Drink: 2012 - 2014 628289 12.5% XD 750 mL $11.95 Score: 86/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Planeta Syrah 2010, Igt, Sicily, Italy: An incredible wine for the money! Rich and full-bodied with a smooth, supple texture. Syrah does remarkably well even at this bargain price to deliver twice the flavour and character. Some black fruit and smoke on the palate and finish. Great party wine. Syrah food pairings: pasta dishes paired with red meats, any variety of risotto. Drink: 2013 - 2015 219857 13% XD 750 mL $11.95 Score: 87/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dao Sul Sociedad Vitivinicola Q Do Encontro 2010, Doc, Bairrada, Portugal: A full-bodied, rustic, robust red wine made from a blend of Baga or Merlot grapes. Tannic grip and tart black fruit with smoke and toasty oak. Good with big meat dishes. Food pairings: meats particularily if they are grilled. Drink: 2013 - 2015 320085 13.5% D 750 mL $13.75 Score: 82/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Luis Felipe Edwards Riserva Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Do, Colchagua Valley, Chile: A full-bodied red wine that's a blend of shiraz and cabernet sauvignon grapes from one of Chile's best wine producing regions. Dark fruit, smoke and some dark spice on the finish. Great with steak. Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb, slow cooked ribs, pasta with meat sauce. Drink: 2013 - 2015 308189 14% XD 750 mL $13.90 Score: 87/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jackson-Triggs Cabernet Shiraz 2012, V.Q.A., Niagara, Ontario, Canada: Full-bodied, smooth and savoury with attractive aromas of wild blackberry, cassis and black currant. Great value. Try it with a juicy steak. Drink: 2013 - 2015 357137 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Goats do Roam Fairview 2012, South Africa, South Africa: A full-bodied red wine that is a blend of 46% shiraz, 23% grenache, 17% mourvèdre, 11% cinsault and 3% durif grapes. Rustic, meaty and a bit tannic. Decant for 1 hour to smooth out. Try it with a rare steak. Great price. Drink: 2013 - 2015 718940 14% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 86/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Black Cellar Blend 19, Andrew Peller Shiraz Cabernet, Ontario, Canada: A full-bodied, juicy, smooth blend of cabernet and shiraz grapes grown in Canada and internationally. Straight-forward pleasure at a nice price. Drink: 2013 - 2014 355933 13% D 750 mL $10.95 Score: 85/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Volcanes Summit Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, Rapel Valley, Chile: A full-bodied red wine that's got lots of oak on the nose and palate along with black fruit and smoke. Great price. Drink: 2013 - 2015 292607 14% D 750 mL $9.95 Score: 85/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cono Sur Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Maipo Valley, Chile: Some mint and tart blackberry on the nose of this attractive, full-bodied red wine. Incredibly great price for this quality. Decant 2 hours. Drink: 2013 - 2015 218883 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Max Reserva Errazuriz Syrah 2011, Aconcagua Valley, Chile: Rich, full-bodied and generously layered with fleshy black plum. Try it with meat lovers pizza. Drink: 2013 - 2016 614750 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

14 Hands Hot To Trot Hot to Trot 14 Hands Vineyards Columbia Valley 2010, Columbia Valley, Washington State, United States: A simple, full-bodied, smooth red with notes of red fruit. Try with pizza. Drink: 2013 - 2015 226522 13.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 85/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Diamond Merlot 2010, Washington State, United States: An oaky, full-bodied red with mocha and dark chocolate notes from generous oak aging. Black fruit, smooth. Try with steak. Drink: 2013 - 2015 320796 13.5% D 750 mL $15.10 Score: 85/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tempus Two Cabernet Merlot 2011, Limestone Coast, Australia: A full-bodied red wine with mint and blackberry on the nose with mouth-watering acidity on the palate. Great for hearty meat dishes with a tang like spaghetti and meat balls in tomato sauce. Drink: 2013 - 2015 308197 13.5% D 750 mL $16.90 Score: 86/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kitchen Sink Red Table Wine, California, United States: A smooth, full-bodied red with sweet red fruit and a smooth texture. This is a blend of small lots of Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah. Nice price. Try it with Hawaiian pizza. Drink: 2013 - 2015 292185 12.5% MD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 84/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Weighbridge Peter Lehmann Shiraz 2011, South Australia, Australia: Incredibly oaky with mocha and dark chocolate and smoky notes. This full-bodied red also offers black fruit and layered pleasure on the palate. Smooth. Great with hamburgers. Drink: 2013 - 2015 219170 14.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 86/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Maria Private Bin Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand: Minty cool wild blackberry on the nose from this cool-climate red wine. Smooth and almost full-bodied. Great mouth-watering juiciness with a pleasant, refreshing bite on the finish. Try with rich meat dishes or hamburgers. Drink: 2013 - 2015 310300 12.5% XD 750 mL $16.45 Score: 87/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Post House Blackish Blue 2012, Stellenbosch, South Africa: A full-bodied red wine with mocha, fleshy black fruit nose and palate. Smooth and hulking, lots of wallop for your palate. Drink: 2013 - 2015 226639 14.5% D 750 mL $14.10 Score: 87/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rendola Classic Wines Blended Table Red 2004, Igt, Tuscany, Italy: A full-bodied, smooth red with big aromas and flavours of chocolate, mocha and smoky oak. Some dark fruit. Almost works as a dessert wine. Try it with dark chocolate. Great price. Drink: 2013 - 2015 341115 12.5% MD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 86/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

L'oca Ciuca Reserva Chianti 2008, D.O.C.G, Italy: A full-bodied, smooth red wine that's incredibly well priced for chianti. Aromas of dark red fruit, earth and toasty oak. Perfect for pasta or pizza night. Drink: 2013 - 2015 283937 13% XD 750 mL $14.90 Score: 87/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Juan Gil Gos Monastrell 2010, D.O., Jumilla, Spain: A full-bodied, juicy purple zinfandel-like wine with fleshy sweet aromas of black and purple plums, and dark berries. Ultra-supple and full-bodied. Top me up! Drink: 2013 - 2015 94888 14% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 87/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Oggi Primitivo 2012, I.G.T., Puglia, Italy: Incredible for the price! Full-bodied, oaky, smoky with black and purple plum notes. Like California zinfandel with more mocha oak. Try it with meat lovers' pizza. Drink: 2013 - 2015 86421 13% D 750 mL $8.95 Score: 86/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Infinite Torres Tempranillo 2010, Catalunya, Spain: Tarry black fruit, smoke and lots of toasty oak in this full-bodied red wine. Tannic grip on the palate with a pleasant bite on the finish. Decant 1-2 hours. Drink: 2013 - 2015 231795 14% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 88/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quinta Do Valdoeiro 2009, D.O.C., Bairrada, Portugal: A lovely full-bodied, balanced red for this price! Smooth with rich aromas and flavours of dark plums and smoky oak, but not too much. Amazing value. Great party wine or try it with hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2015 320036 14% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 88/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Berco Do Infante Reserva 2012, Lisbon, Portugal: Full-bodied with mocha, chocolate, toasty oak and black fruit aromas. Good value. Try with robust meat dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2015 253864 13% XD 750 mL $9.30 Score: 85/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hardys Stamp Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Australia: A juicy, full-bodied, smooth red wine with attractive aromas and flavours of fleshy ripe black plums and toasty oak. Great value for this price. Try it with gourmet hamburgers and all the fixings. Drink: 2013 - 2015 338012 12% D 750 mL $12.99 Score: 87/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wolf Blass Barossa Valley Red Label Shiraz Cabernet 2011, South Australia, Australia: This full-bodied red wine offers incredible value for the money! Vanilla-cherry and cool mint on the nose, followed by lovely ripe blackberries and plums on the palate, rich, smooth and inviting. Red Label Shiraz Cabernet food pairings: prime rib, pot roast, brisket, red meats grilled or roasted; strong cheeses. 311795 13% 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hardys Stamp Cabernet Merlot 2012, South Australia, Australia: A full-bodied, smooth, generous wine that's terrific for the price. Aromas and flavours of fleshy rip/sweet blackberries and black plums. Pair with hearty meat dishes. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: spicy beef or soft cheeses. Drink: 2013 - 2015 582395 13.5% D 750 mL $10.00 Score: 86/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hardys Bankside Shiraz 2011, South Australia, Australia: A full-bodied red wine with attractive aromas of black plums and some mint. Mouth-filling and delicious. Great with rare steak. Drink: 2013 - 2015 333948 14% XD 750 mL $14.65 Score: 87/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis Jadot Combe Aux Jacques Gamay (Beaujolais) 2011, A.C., Beaujolais-Villages, France: A light-bodied and delightful red wine with tart cherries and fresh-turned earth. A walk in spring rain for the senses. Perfect for light chicken and fish dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2015 365924 12.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Gamay Noir 2012, Okanagan Valley, BC V.Q.A., Canada: A peppery, full-bodied red wine with attractive aromas of dark cherries and black fruit. Very lively in the glass. Pair it with a pepper steak. Drink: 2013 - 2017 389882 13% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mouton Cadet 2011, Bordeaux, France: Full-bodied red wine with a tannic grip on the palate so decant 2 hours. Aromas of black fruit and toasty oak. Try it with a rare steak. Food pairings: steak, prime rib, brisket, spring lamb. Drink: 2013 - 2015 943 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.46 Score: 86/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Skinnygrape Andrew Peller Rose, Canada: A simple, sweet rose that's light-bodied with strawberry notes. This is a blend of Canadian and international grapes. Serve chilled. Drink: 2013 - 2014 350488 7% M 750 mL $9.95 Score: 82/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pelee Island Winery Pelee Island Rose, Ontario, Canada: A simple blend of moscato and merlot grapes grown in Canada and internationally. Notes of sweet strawberry. Served chilled. Drink: 2013 - 2014 347419 12% M 750 mL $9.45 Score: 82/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Yellow Tail Pink Bubbles Rose Sparkling, South Australia, Australia: A good value sparkling wine that offers pleasant notes of faint strawberry. Crisp and refreshing, not sweet. You can't beat the price. Drink: 2013 - 2014 229047 11.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 82/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Cuvee Catharine Rose Brut, V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada: A gorgeous rose with lovely notes of field strawberries. Toasty, refreshing, crisp and dry. Ever so festive with its pale pink hue. Cheers! Rose Brut food pairings: salmon caviar with sour cream; Malpeque oysters with a hint of lemon. Drink: 2013 - 2015 217505 12% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Cuvee Catharine Brut Sparkling White, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada: This sparkling gets better every year, even though it's not vintage-dated. Lovely finesse and mousse with green apple vibrancy. The grapes were hand-picked in 50 pound lugs so they weren't bruised. The winery does press fractioning meaning the first bit of the juice (the head) and the last bit (the tail) aren't used in the wine just the juiciest, tastiest part of the juice. They also use the traditional Champagne method to make the wine. The wine spends 30 months on the lees which gives it a creamy texture. Serve as an aperitif on its own or add 1 oz. of Riesling Icewine or 1 oz of Cabernet Franc Icewine to 3 oz of Cuvee Catharine to make a Kir Catharine. Sparkling White food pairings: salmon caviar with sour cream; malpeque oysters with a hint of lemon. Drink: 2010 - 2013 217521 12% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Tollgate Stratus Vineyards Fumé Blanc 2009, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: A full-bodied white wine with gorgeous aromas of ripe pear and melon and rich toastiness from just the right amount of oak aging. This wine is made from sauvignon blanc grapes. Try it with heirloom tomatoes, vegetarian dishes and Pacific Rim cuisine. Drink: 2013 - 2015 335711 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hardys Stamp Riesling Gewurtztraminer 2012, Australia, Australia: Delightful, especially for this price! Lovely floral and white peach notes on the notes opens up to tropical fruit aromas and flavours on the palate. Terrific mouth-watering acidity for food. Great party wine! Riesling Gewurtztraminer food pairings: Asian noodles and salads. Drink: 2013 - 2015 448548 11% M 750 mL $9.95 Score: 87/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mouton Cadet Reserve Graves Blanc Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Bordeaux, France: Crisp and refreshing with pleasant notes of lemon, white grapefruit and lime. Medium-bodied, no heavy oak. Good aperitif or seafood companion. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: shellfish, oysters. Drink: 2013 - 2014 247080 12% XD 750 mL $15.25 Score: 87/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mezzomondo Pinot Grigio Chardonnay 2012, Igt, Italy: Dry and crisp with mouth-watering acidity and tart aromas of white grapefruit. refreshing as an aperitif or companion to seafood. Pinot Grigio Chardonnay food pairings: seafood, poultry and baked fish. Drink: 2013 - 2014 5010134009294 12% XD 750 mL $9.95 Score: 82/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hardys Stamp Chardonnay Semillion 2012, South Australia, Australia: A full-bodied white wine loaded with toasty oak and smoke on the nose. Good price. Chardonnay Semillion food pairings: roast chicken or salmon. Drink: 2013 - 2015 335638 13% D 750 mL $9.95 Score: 86/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hardys The Gamble Chardonnay Pinot Gris 2011, South Australia, Australia: A rich, round, full-bodied white wine with generous layers of apple, toasty oak and butterscotch. Try it with roast chicken. Chardonnay Pinot Gris food pairings: grilled shrimp or chicken or creamy pasta. Drink: 2013 - 2015 219147 13% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis Jadot Bourgogne Chardonnay 2011, Burgundy, France: Pleasant Old World Chardonnay with white pear and peach notes and just enough oak to make it toasty a little creamy. Drink: 2013 - 2017 933077 13% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 88/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Baron De Hoen Reserve Pinot Gris 2011, Alsace, France: Crisp and refreshing with vibrant notes of lime and lemon zest. Perfect for seafood! Drink: 2012 - 2014 280149 13% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Local Squeeze Megalomaniac Named Varietal Blends-White 2012, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Floral and pretty with lovely notes of white peach and sun-dappled fleshy apricot. Zesty, with mouth-watering acidity that makes it a great match for Asian dishes and medium curries. Great for this price point. Drink: 2013 - 2015 357418 11.1% MD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Copper Moon Moonlight Harvest Chardonnay, Ontario, Canada: A simple, full-bodied, oaky chardonnay with some apple notes. Made from a blend of grapes grown in Canada and internationally. Good price. Drink: 2013 - 2014 347435 13% D 750 mL $9.95 Score: 82/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kittling Ridge Proprietor's Cuvee Pinot Grigio, Ontario, Canada: A simple, fresh, crisp white with notes of white grapefruit, no oak. Made from a blend of grapes grown in Canada and internationally. Drink: 2013 - 2014 351064 12.5% XD 750 mL $9.95 Score: 83/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

High Altitude Chardonnay Viognier 2012, Mendoza, Argentina: A crisp, clean, acidic, mouth-watering white that tastes more like pinot grigio than a blend of chardonnay and viognier grapes. Notes of white grapefruit. Drink: 2013 - 2014 326611 13.5% XD 750 mL $11.90 Score: 83/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vina Maipo Vitral Chardonnay 2011, Casablanca Valley, Chile: A full-bodied chardonnay with an acidic bite up front that then rounds out to fleshy, mouth-filling flavours of green apple and pear on the palate. Very tasty, but requires food like roast chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2015 270009 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 86/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Julia Reserva, White Blend 2012, Mendoza, Argentina: A full-bodied, floral white with great balance between fruit and acidity. Food-friendly and versatile for roast chicken or fresh seafood. Drink: 2013 - 2014 321489 13.5% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 85/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Yellow Tail Reserve Chardonnay 2011, South Eastern Australia, Australia: A full-bodied white with green apple and toasty oak on the nose. Mouth-watering acidity on the palate cries out for food, like roast chicken or turkey. Drink: 2013 - 2014 234591 13.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 85/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Grant Burge Summers Chardonnay 2011, Eden Valley, Adelaide Hills, Australia: Butterscotch and green apple aromas and flavours. Full-bodied, round and satisfying. Drink: 2013 - 2016 269829 12% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fetzer Shaly Loam Gewurztraminer 2011, California, United States: Stunning for the price point! This aromatic, flavourful white wine would be amazing with Asian dishes, medium curries and medium spiced dishes. Aromas of white flowers and baking spices. Wow. Drink: 2013 - 2015 222778 12% D 750 mL $10.95 Score: 89/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Escargot Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Bordeaux, France: A simple, soft white wine with mild herbal and lime notes. The acidity has been softened considerably so that it's a very gentle wine and good aperitif. Drink: 2013 - 2014 289116 12% XD 750 mL $9.95 Score: 85/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fleur De Coucou Sauvignon 2011, Touraine, Loire Valley, France: A simple, soft, light-bodied white with pleasant white melon notes and no heavy oak. Drink: 2013 - 2014 295501 13% D 750 mL $11.75 Score: 85/100. October 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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