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Pascual Toso Alta Reserve Malbec 2011, Mendoza, Argentina: The grapes for this towering Argentine red wine were sourced from the Barrancas Vineyard. Deepest, darkest concentration of blackberry, blackcurrant and black plum that I've tasted in a while. Full-bodied and smooth; this delivers lots of hedonistic satisfaction. This wine will benefit from 2 hours decanting. A long, satisfying finish. Pair with filet mignon or a pepper steak. Drink: 2013-2019. 261958 13.50% XD 750 mL  $33.95 Score: 93/100. October 25, 2014 Top Rated Red Wine. Best Beef Wine Full Review
Heartland Shiraz 2012, Langhorne Creek, Limestone Coast, South Australia, Australia: Love the nose of black cherry liqueur and mysterious dark spices that draw you head first into the glass of this robust Australian Shiraz. The palate opens up with fleshy ripe black fruit and smoke. This is such a lively, full-bodied red that's smooth and ready to drink now.┬áTry it with pepperoni pizza. Drink: 2013-2017. 661934 14.50% D 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 92/100. October 25, 2014 Best Value Red Wine. Best Beef Wine Full Review
Tawse Winery Inc. Sketches Of Niagara Riesling 2013, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada: This vibrant, well-priced Ontario Riesling offers seductive aromas of peach blossom, lemon zest and wet stone. A complex core of minerality runs through the heart of this wine. Tawse is a family-owned Niagara winery that farms sustainably. Drink: 2013-2017. 89029 10.50% M 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 90/100. October 25, 2014 Best Value White Wine. Great Goat Cheese Wine Full Review
Casas del Bosque Gran Reserva Syrah 2012, Casablanca Valley, Chile: Very seductive Chilean red wine that pulls you head first into the glass. Made from the sexy supple Syrah grapes with savoury edge, this wine has everything. Drink: 2014-2018. 995092 14.50% XD 750 mL  $22.95 Score: 92/100. February 1, 2015 Top Rated Red Wine. Plush Pork Wine Full Review
Torresella Prosecco, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Vibrant, fresh and fruity with white and green melon notes. Great aperitif or companion to hors d'ouevres. Drink: 2013-2016. 400440 11.50% XD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 87/100. January 10, 2015 Best Value Sparkling Wine. Cool Creamy Cheese Wine Full Review

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