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Vintages Release February 15, 2014

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Dessert Wine

Agri-Roncão Dr Late Bottled Vintage Port 2000, Douro, Portugal: This dessert wine is saturated with black fruit, smoke and tar. Terrific port for the money as well as for a DOC-designated wine. Try it with chocolate-dipped biscotti. Drink: 2014 - 2019 351395 20% S 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. February 2014. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quinta De Ventozelo Vintage Port 2004, Douro, Portugal: This robust, unfiltered port was bottled in 2006. Rich, dark aromas of blackberry liqueur and cassis. This was a spectacular vintage. Great cellar keeper. Drink: 2015 - 2023 105577 20% S 750 mL $49.95 Score: 92/100. February 2014. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Konzelmann Estate Winery Icewine Vidal 2010, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: A vibrant, apricot-rich icewine with many tropical fruit unfolding in the glass. Pair it with fruit-based desserts. The quality designation for this wine is VQA. Drink: 2014 - 2020 167866 10.5% S 200 mL $25.10 Score: 92/100. February 2014. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Merlot 2011, Okanagan Valley, BC V.Q.A., Canada: A supple, smooth, full-bodied merlot from a master of the genre. Seductive layers of black plums and blackberry. Long finish. Great impression. Merlot food pairings: grilled entrecôte served with shallots and Lyonnaise potatoes, or sip alongside a savory charcuterie platter. Drink: 2018 - 2021 639633 15.47% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 91/100. February 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kacaba Vineyards Terrace Vineyard, V.Q.A. Syrah 2011, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada: What a luxuriously mouth-filling wine! Fleshy black plums and berries tumble over your palate in a river of pleasure that keeps on going right through the finish. This is truly liquid plush. Syrah food pairings: prime rib, roast beef, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2014 - 2019 689076792042 13% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. February 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kacaba Vineyards Proprietor's Select Syrah 2011, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: This is a powerfully decadent red wine! Layers and layers of dark fruit richness ... this wine is all about texture. Dive in and lose yourself! Syrah food pairings: lamb, pepper steak. Drink: 2014 - 2021 689076790147 13% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. February 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poderi Angelini Di Manduria Primitivo 2008, Puglia, Italy: Purple plum and fleshy blueberry; very zinfandel-like (not surprising). Full-bodied and smooth and absolutely divine for movie and pizza night. Bring it (over please). Primitivo food pairings: veal chops, grilled Italian sausages. Drink: 2014 - 2017 268136 15% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. February 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Bellevue La Forêt 2010, Fronton, Southwest, France: This robust, well-priced red wine comes to us via Philip Grant, Propriétaire. Remarkably, it won the Gold Medal at the prestigious competition, Concours Général Agricole in 2012 in Paris. The wine is mostly made from the Negrette grape and offers lip-smacking delicious flavours of dark fruit and cedar brush. Decant 1 hours and try it with a juicy steak tonight. Food pairings: winter stew, rare cuts of meat, Olivier salad. Drink: 2014 - 2018 354134 14.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. February 2014. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Columbia Crest Winery Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Columbia Valley, Washington State, United States: Coffee, mocha and dark chocolate on the nose from toasty oak aging. Fleshy blackberries and round, black plums on the palate of this delicious, full-bodied red wine. Smooth and supple. This is the Pacific Northwest’s largest winery, but it also produces some of the region's best wines. Highly recommended. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pepper steak, hearty meat dishes, hard cheese, smoked meats, hamburger. Drink: 2013 - 2015 240093 13.9% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. February 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mountadam Estate Cabernet Merlot 2009, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: Blackberry and purple plum liqueur on this juicy, full-bodied red that's smooth and satisfying. Big palate wallop. This wine is produced by David and Adam Winery and is mostly cabernet (about 80%) along with merlot and was matured for 14 months in French oak. Solid producer. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: grilled leg lamb, roast chicken, sausage-topped pizza. Drink: 2014 - 2016 641860 15% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. February 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau D'angludet Maison Sichel Meritage 2005, Margaux, Bordeaux, France: The appellation for this wine is AC. Full-bodied with aromas of black fruit and smoky oak. The 2005 vintage was outstanding in Bordeaux, and not many of these wines are still readily available on the market. Try this one while you can. Decant for an hour for maximum pleasure. Meritage food pairings: rosemary lamb. Drink: 2014 - 2020 29884 13% XD 750 mL $64.45 Score: 90/100. February 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Concha Y Toro Winemaker's Lot 148 Carmenère 2012, Peumo Vineyard, Rapel Valley, Chile: Terrific price for such a delicious wine! Full-bodied but not heavy with luscious and mouth-watering aromas and flavours of dark fruit and some dark chocolate. Spectacular value for such quality. Perfect for pizza night. Carmenère food pairings: spicy red meats,  tomato-based dishes, curried dishes,  dark chocolate, blackened steaks. Drink: 2013 - 2016 30957 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. February 2014. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Adega Borba Reserva 2008, Alentejo, Portugal: A smooth, full-bodied red wine with delicious ripe plums and berries with hints of mocha. This robust red is a blend of mostly local Trincadeira grapes along with the French grapes Cabernet Sauvignon and Alicante Bouschet grapes. Great with pizza! Food pairings: braised beef, lamb dishes, pizza. Drink: 2014 - 2018 80606 14.1% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. February 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tahbilk Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Nagambie Lakes, Victoria, Australia: Mature, full-bodied and balanced with seductive aromas of black fruit and smoke. The grapes for this wine come from a blend of six vineyards planted between 1949 and 2001. Highly recommended. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: hearty meat dishes, hard cheese. Drink: 2013 - 2016 138818 14.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. February 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2011, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada: Tart cherry and cranberry wrapped in smoky mocha from the oak. Full-bodied for Pinot Noir, but nonetheless balanced and delicious. Lovely bright cherry notes on the finish of this BC VQA wine. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled salmon, roast beef, turkey, pork tenderloin, coq au vin, duck comfit. Drink: 2013 - 2017 545012 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. February 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Duseigneur Antarès Lirac 2010, Rhône, France: This classic Rhone red wine is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvèdre grapes. It offers loads of black fruit pleasure wrapped in smoky notes. The wine was matured in cement tanks, not oak, and wasn't filtered before bottling. The yield for the vineyard is low at 30 hectoliters per hectare, which concentrated the flavours in the grapes and thus the wine. Drink: 2014 - 2020 213082 14% D 750 mL $25.95 Score: 90/100. February 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Malivoire Wine Company Gamay 2012, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: This VQA Gamay wine is winning lots of converts over to the beauty, complexity and yet absolute lightness of this varietal. Perfect for roast chicken. Drink: 2014 - 2018 591313 13% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. February 2014. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Juan Gil Monastrell 2011, Jumilla, Spain: Savoury dark chocolate notes with black fleshy plums with a juicy, voluptuous finish. Full-bodied and satin smooth. A huge crowd pleaser. The Monastrell grapes has been grown in Jumilla for centuries. The grapes for this wine come from 40-year-old vines at 700 metres above sea level and the wine was then matured in French oak for 12 months. Great value. This DOC wine is the silver label in the winery's lineup. Monastrell food pairings: dark chocolate, heavy meats, blue cheese, sausage. Drink: 2013 - 2017 1677 14.5% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 91/100. February 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Artezin Hess Family Estates Zinfandel 2011, Mendocino County, California, United States: Made by Hess Winery, this full-on Zinfandel is a great partner for grilled meats. Big aromas of blackberry, blueberry and brambleberry with some underbrush as a backdrop. Start a romance with this wine. Lip-smacking delicious. Zinfandel food pairings: pizza, lamb kabobs, nachos, turkey and cranberry sauce, barbecue ribs. Drink: 2013 - 2017 4887 14.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. February 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

St. Hallett Gamekeeper's Shiraz 2012, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: Mouth-watering and full-bodied: this robust red cries out for a juicy steak! Ripe and tart blackberry flavours with some black plum and just enough oak. Very consistent producer. Lovely dark cherry notes on the finish. Lip-smacking delicious. Shiraz food pairings: pizza, barbecued beef, bison steak, grilled or spice-rubbed chicken, fajitas. Drink: 2013 - 2016 166991 14% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 91/100. February 2014. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zuccardi Q Malbec 2011, Mendoza, Argentina: A fleshy ripe malbec with a touch of dark spice on the finish. Full-bodied and smooth. Great price for such quality. This wine was matured in French oak for 1 year. Lovely cedar and spice on the finish. Try it tonight. Malbec food pairings: beef,  turkey, tomato sauces, meaty casseroles, hamburgers, steak and kidney pie. Drink: 2012 - 2016 723478 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. February 2014. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fontodi Chianti Classico 2010, Tuscany, Italy: Generous and inviting with mouth-watering flavours of ripe blackberries and black raspberries on the nose of this DOCG red wine. Smoke wraps around the black heart of this wine and the finish is as long as a Tuscan sunset. Seductive notes of dark cherries and blackberries on the finish. Made from 100% Sangiovese grapes by the Manetti family. Great value. Chianti Classico food pairings: cheese. Drink: 2014 - 2018 933317 13.5% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 91/100. February 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alkoomi Black Label Shiraz Viognier 2010, Frankland River, Western Australia, Australia: Full-bodied, generous and layered, this Australian shiraz is crafted from grapes grown on the winery's own estate vineyards. The two grapes in the blend are fermented together then the wine is aged for 18 months in French barrels. Perfect for hamburgers tonight! Drink: 2014 - 2018 203166 13.8% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. February 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kilikanoon Wines Killerman's Run Shiraz Grenache 2011, Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia: A full-bodied red wine that's a blend of about two-thirds Shiraz grapes and one-third Grenache grapes that results in terrific and savory notes of black raspberry, dark spices, dried tobacco leaves and licorice. Full-bodied and supple. This is a consistently great producer of lip-smacking delicious red wines. Shiraz Grenache food pairings: prime rib. Drink: 2014 - 2018 9225 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. February 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Grand Reserve Shiraz 2011, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: The quality designation for this wine is VQA. This is a spectacular, full-bodied red wine that has become a star in the Jackson-Triggs line-up. Jumps out of the glass with brooding black fruit and black pepper. 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. Highly recommended. Shiraz food pairings: braised lamb, pasta bolognese, beef stew, pizza. Drink: 2013 - 2017 317941 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. February 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clos Du Val Zinfandel 2011, Napa Valley, California, United States: Full-bodied, juicy and ready to go when you are! Aromas of dark fleshy black plums and blackberries. Mouth-watering and smooth. Perfect for meat lovers' pizza and hearty meat dishes.  Love this style as it doesn't feature purple plums and blueberries: it's darker and richer. Juicy with black plums. Full-bodied, mouth-watering and smooth. Perfect for meat lovers' pizza and hearty meat dishes. Zinfandel food pairings: steaks, back ribs, stuffed roasted red peppers, grilled portobello mushrooms, sirloin-topped pizza. Drink: 2014 - 2016 590216 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. February 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Macrostie Wildcat Mountain Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009, Sonoma Coast, California, United States: Yes please! Love the pinot richness and concentration here. Cherry-berry and alive in the glass. Great mouth-watering action. The grapes for this wine are grown in a cool climate, from a low-yield vineyard. Nice finish. Pinot Noir food pairings: beef, turkey, pork tenderloin, mushroom and truffle dishes, coq au vin. Drink: 2013 - 2018 12740 14.2% D 750 mL $51.95 Score: 93/100. February 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Columbia Valley, Washington State, United States: Dark, full-bodied aromas of blackcurrant, cassis, black plum and smoky oak. Randy Dunn of the renowned winery Dunn Vineyards is the winemaker for Feather. Try it tonight with a juicy steak. Highly recommended. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: hamburgers, cheese, hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2014 - 2017 64766 14.2% XD 750 mL $63.00 Score: 93/100. February 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Verbena Brunello Di Montalcino 2008, Tuscany, Italy: Classic mature, complex Brunello: don't look for fruit. Instead expect subtle aromas of leather, cigar box and dried herbs. Full-bodied and smooth. Perfect for discussions about the latest developments in the field of astro physics. Great balance and lots of length on the finish. D.O.C.G. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: grilled meats, game. Drink: 2013 - 2019 165126 14% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 93/100. February 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Ragnaie Brunello Di Montalcino 2007, Tuscany, Italy: Juicy and spectacular, with great mouth-watering acidity, black cherries and mocha aromas in this DOCG red wine. Full-bodied and smooth. This wine could go the distance for years. Terrific balance, depth and concentration. Decant for 1 hour. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: grilled meats and game. Drink: 2012 - 2020 205930 14% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 93/100. February 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Hess Collection Allomi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Napa Valley, California, United States: This full-bodied red wine from Hess Collection Winery offers lovely chewy flavours of mocha, plush plums and berries. So very tasty and happy. Perfect for movie night. Terrific concentration, depth and richness with a satisfyingly long finish. Try it with hearty meat dishes. Lovely chewy flavours of mocha, plush plums and berries. So very tasty and happy. Perfect for movie night. Terrific concentration, depth and richness with a satisfyingly long finish. Try it with hearty meat dishes. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: gorgonzola topped sirloin, grilled veggies, herb-crusted poultry, hearty meat dishes, hard cheese. Drink: 2014 - 2019 906420 14.3% XD 750 mL $37.95 Score: 93/100. February 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pierre Amadieu Domaine Grand Romane Cuvée Prestige Gigondas Vieilles Vignes 2011, Rhône, France: A full-bodied red wine blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre and 15% Syrah grapes from 50-year-old vines. This is almost as big as an Amarone. You could give it some cellar time, but my motto: why wait? Black raspberry on a long finish. Yes please! Food pairings: steak. Drink: 2014 - 2020 968693 12% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 93/100. February 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tommasi Ca' Florian Riserva Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2007, Veneto, Italy: Huge, towering, powerful and deep red wine with lots of concentration and black fruit, smoke and tar flavour. Pair with hearty meat dishes. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: aged cheese, osso buco, steak. Drink: 2015 - 2022 19760 14.5% XD 750 mL $99.95 Score: 93/100. February 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vign. Diffonty Cuvée Du Vatican Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Reserve Sixtine 2010, Rhône, France: A blockbuster, big wine with cherry liqueur notes wrapped in smoke. This is classic Rhone red in all it's mouth-filling glory. This wine has immense cellaring potential, though you can also try it now. Decant for 2 hours for maximum pleasure and try it with prime rib. Yum! Food pairings: beef. Drink: 2014 - 2022 740639 14% D 750 mL $52.00 Score: 95/100. February 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Saltram Limited Release Winemaker's Selection Shiraz Tempranillo 2010, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: A spectacularly rich and complex blend of mostly Shiraz and just 8% Tempranillo grapes grown in a very low-yield, small (0.8 hectare) estate vineyard. Loaded with blackberry, cassis, and fleshy black plums, yet offering supreme balance and pleasure. Wow! Drink: 2014 - 2020 305599 14.5% D 750 mL $44.95 Score: 95/100. February 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Quartage Shiraz 2010, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: Towering, dark and deep, this Shiraz has it all. Black fruit, smoke, tar, anise, with juiciness and polished tannins. Perfect for filet mignon. Drink: 2014 - 2021 922773 16.1% XD 750 mL $43.95 Score: 95/100. February 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Ferme Du Mont Vendange 2011, Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Rhone, France: Spectacular! Savoury meaty notes and graphite on the nose bloom into fleshy black plums and happiness. Full-bodied and supple yet this one will go the distance in the cellar. The concentration is rich and deep and the finish is long and satisfying. Superb craftsmanship. Food pairings: filet mignon, rosemary lamb. Drink: 2014 - 2020 309245 14.5% XD 750 mL $46.95 Score: 96/100. February 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Willow Bridge Dragonfly Shiraz 2011, Geographe, Western Australia, Australia: A terrific, full-bodied cool-climate Shiraz from Australia with dark fruit notes and some mint. Try it with gourmet hamburgers. Drink: 2014 - 2018 289249 14% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. February 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Tenuta Sant'anna Extra Dry Genagricola Prosecco, Veneto, Italy: Year after year, this DOC Prosecco producer creates terrific sparkling wines for the money! Crisp, fresh and toasty, with aromas of baked bread and pear. Long finish, lovely bubbles, like liquid strands of pearls. Drink: 2014 - 2016 169128 11.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. February 2014. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Huff Estates Winery Cuvée Peter F. Huff Sparkling Traditional Method Sparkling White 2009, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada: Toasty, rich and deep with refreshing notes of green apple and fresh bread in this VQA Ontario sparkling wine. Long, brioche-infused finish. Huff is emerging as one of Canada's best producers of bubbly. This bubbly was made using the traditional champagne method, and offers superb pleasure and value. Stock up! Sparkling White food pairings: cheese, poultry, sashimi, Thai coconut shrimp, pasta. Drink: 2012 - 2016 198754 12% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 93/100. February 2014. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Tawse Winery Inc. Sketches Of Niagara Riesling 2012, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Incredibly juicy and mouth-watering with seductive aromas and white peach and pear. Dry with a great finish. So balanced. Medium-bodied, no oak. Riesling food pairings: grilled lake fish, sushi, chicken burgers with chimichurri sauce. Drink: 2013 - 2017 89029 10% M 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. February 2014. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Reif Estate Winery Riesling 2011, Niagara River, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A spectacular Riesling from a much-respected Niagara winery! Crisp and dry with some peach and pear notes: the acidity perfectly balances the touch of sweetness here to make this wine incredibly versatile with food. Try it and see Riesling food pairings: appetizers, Spicy Thai, Middle Eastern, Mexican dishes, fresh salads. Drink: 2013 - 2017 111799 12% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 91/100. February 2014. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Boutari Moschofilero 2012, Mantinia, Greece: A zesty white wine at a bargain price! Love Sauvignon Blanc? Then you'll also love this one with its crisp, mouth-watering lines and lime-grapefruit come-alive vibrancy. Try it with shellfish. Drink: 2013 - 2015 172387 11.5% D 750 mL $11.95 Score: 87/100. February 2014. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Boutari 2012, Santorini, Greece: Dry, crisp and refreshing Assyrtiko. Zesty notes of grapefruit and lime. A PDO wine. Nice aperitif or companion to seafood, salads and vegetarian dishes. Food pairings: seafood, salads, vegetarian dishes, shellfish. Drink: 2013 - 2016 47985 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 87/100. February 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Colomé Torrontés 2012, Calchaquí Valley, Salta, Mendoza, Argentina: Floral, spicy and exotic white wine, medium body, great price. Drink: 2014 - 2016 357913 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. February 2014. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave De Turckheim Pinot Gris 2012, Alsace, France: A touch of fruit ripe sweetness with white fleshy peach and pear. Interesting and food-friendly. This zippy white wine is made by one of the most-respected cooperatives in Alsace. Refreshing as an aperitif or seafood companion. Pinot Gris food pairings: lemon chicken, charcuterie, seafood, light pastas , sausages and mushrooms. Drink: 2013 - 2016 34975 12.9% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. February 2014. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Terres Blanches Sec Muscat 2012, Vin De Pays D’Oc, France: Orange blossom and zest all the way! This IGP wine is lovely and exotically enticing with white peach and spices. Dry, satisfying finish. Muscat food pairings: Swiss cheese quiche, butternut squash risotto, smoked ham, soft cheese, shellfish. Drink: 2013 - 2015 653188 13% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. February 2014. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Principessa Gavia Gavi Vigne Regali Cortese (Gavi) 2012, Piedmont, Italy: Pure lemon sunshine! Clean, crisp and refreshing with terrific mouth-watering acidity for seafood and salads. Medium-bodied this DOCG wine. This would also be a great aperitif. The ancient story says that the Principessa Gavia, daughter of the King of the Franks, had a village and a wine named after her. The local Cortese grape offers lots of refreshment. Cortese (Gavi) food pairings: lighter fish dishes, salad. Drink: 2014 - 2017 250696 12% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. February 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wente Vineyards Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay, California, United States: Crisp, clean Sauvignon Blanc, without heavy oak and at a remarkably great price. Try this with fresh seafood or cheeses. Drink: 2014 - 2016 368563 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. February 2014. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Gautheron Chablis Chardonnay 2012, Burgundy, France: The appellation for this crisp, unoaked chardonnay is Chablis AC in northern Burgundy. Very subtle lime and white peach flavours, no oak. Green apple, mouth-watering. Vibrant and alive. Perfect for roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: seafood, poultry, goat-cheese gnocchi, lobster in butter sauce, beef bourguignon. Drink: 2013 - 2019 207902 12.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. February 2014. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lawson's Dry Hills Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: A lovely, expressive Sauvignon Blanc that is more citrus-melon than grassy-herbal. Mouth-watering and juicy with a medium weight. Highly recommended. There's more texture and richness here by some very deft oak treatment. Lovely stuff. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: cheese, shellfish, Caesar salad, corned beef and cabbage, turkey pot pie. Drink: 2013 - 2016 214460 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. February 2014. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay 2011, Napa Valley, California, United States: Classic Californian chardonnay in all its glory! Buttery and rich with lovely green apple notes in the mid-palate. Long finish. This signature Californian chardonnay is sunshine in a glass: all the warm and richness you want, yet the cooling breeze or balance, fresh fruit and just enough acidity to pair well with roast chicken or turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: lobster tail, scallops seared in butter, barbecued pork kebabs, cheese fondue, turkey. Drink: 2013 - 2017 330233 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. February 2014. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paul Hobbs Chardonnay 2011, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Brilliant! Complex and satisfying with full-bodied golden weight and a velvet texture. Generous oak yet it's integrated beautifully with the green apple and peach aromas. A chardonnay lover's chardonnay. Complex with a long finish. Chardonnay food pairings: lobster in butter sauce, beef bourguignon, breads, cheese, poultry. Drink: 2014 - 2020 119073 14.5% D 750 mL $63.95 Score: 94/100. February 2014. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chapoutier Chante Alouette Blanc Hermitage Viognier 2011, Rhône, France: A richly concentrated wine with floral and citrus notes. Gorgeously mouth-filling, yet not heavy This wine is produced by one of the best-known and most-respected winemakers in the Rhone Valley. Try it with mild curries and spices. Yes please! Viognier food pairings: chicken, pork. Drink: 2014 - 2020 140541 14.5% XD 750 mL $74.00 Score: 94/100. February 2014. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Wow, what a stunner! A profusion of lime and lemongrass mingles with bright nuances of grapefruit and chives. Even though this lovely New Zealand white wine is laser-focused in its crisp cleanness, there's also depth and richness here. Perfect for such a wide range of dishes from fresh seafood to herbed chicken. Lip-smacking delicious! Drink: 2014 - 2017 974527 13% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 94/100. February 2014. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kumeu River Maté's Vineyard Brajkovich Family, Prop. Chardonnay 2010, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand: Spectacular, full-bodied white wine that has everything! Loving this all the way to the last drop. Mouth-watering yet lusciously rich. Aromas of white pear, Asian pear and freshly baked bread. Toasted almond finish. Perfect. Chardonnay food pairings: lobster tail, scallops seared in butter, barbecued pork kebabs, cheese fondue, turkey. Drink: 2013 - 2018 204032 13.5% XD 750 mL $47.95 Score: 95/100. February 2014. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

L'arjolle Sauvignon Blanc Viognier 2012, Midi, France: A consistently good producer of this Sauvignon Blanc - Viognier blend. Aromas of daisies and chives in a fresh spring breeze. Terrific aperitif! Drink: 2013 - 2015 348904 12.5% XD 750 mL $12.10 Score: 89/100. February 2014. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Las Moras Reserve Chardonnay 2010, San Juan, Argentina: A full-bodied, balanced chardonnay with attractive aromas of golden apples and pears and a touch of butterscotch from 12 months of oak aging. Excellent price for the quality. This wine has won awards from the IWSC, a respected wine competition, in its price category. Chardonnay food pairings: king crab legs, steamed clams. Drink: 2013 - 2015 32896 14% D 750 mL $11.95 Score: 86/100. February 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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