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Versado Malbec 2014, Luján De Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina: Drink: 2018-2022. 317008 14.80% XD 750 mL  $22.95. May 12, 2018 Best Beef Wine Full Review
Wakefield Wines Promised Land Shiraz 2016, South Australia, Australia: A solid, full-bodied Australian Shiraz with aromas of fleshy black plum and blackberries wrapped in toasty oak. Smooth texture. Great price. Pair with a rare steak. Drink: 2018-2021. 441543 13.50% D 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 89/100. April 12, 2018 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Santa Carolina Reserva Chardonnay 2015, Casablanca Valley, Chile: The buttery richness of the Santa Carolina Chardonnay sinks into creamy cheeses. There are lip-smacking delicious notes of toffee and vanilla that will make your brie melt in your mouth. Drink: 2016-2019. 304022 14% XD 750 mL  $11.95 Score: 87/100. February 26, 2018 Best Value White Wine. Charming Grilled Chicken Wine Full Review
La Vieille Ferme 2016, Cotes Du Ventoux, Rhone A.O.C., France: A full-bodied, rustic, robust southern French red wine blend. Aromas of black fruit, cedar brush and spice. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2018-2022. 263640 13% D 750 mL  $12.45 Score: 88/100. February 28, 2018 Best Value Red Wine. Luscious Lamb Wine Full Review
Albert Bichot Chablis 2015, Chablis AOC, France: Crisp, dry and zesty with aromas of green apple and Asian pear. This Old World Burgundian white wine is made from Chardonnay grown in the northern region of Chablis. It is not oaked. Pair with seafood. This winery was founded in 1831. Drink: 2015-2020. 458851 12.50% XD 750 mL  $21.50 Score: 90/100. February 26, 2018 Top Rated White Wine. Full Review
Château Bellevue La Forêt Rosé 2016, Fronton, Southwest A.C., France: An incredibly tasting and mouth-watering dry rosé, especially for this price point. Aromas of field strawberries and tiny raspberries. Refreshing as an aperitif or pair with planked salmon. Drink: 2016-2018. 219840 12.50% XD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 90/100. August 19, 2017 Best Value Rosé Wine. Fantastic Fried Chicken Wine Full Review
E. Guigal 2013, Cotes du Rhone, France: Savoury, chewy and full-bodied southern French red wine from the Rhone Valley. Guigal is a terrific producer, and offers great value. Aromas of black plums, bacon fat and dark spice. Pair with hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2015-2020. 259721 14% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 92/100. September 4, 2017 Best Value Red Wine. Heavenly Hamburger Wine Full Review
Domaine De Bila-Haut L'esquerda 2016, Côtes Du Roussillon Villages Lesquerde, Midi A.C ., France: Drink: 2018-2025. 381020 13% D 750 mL  $25.95. May 12, 2018 Best Beef Wine Full Review
Il Palagio Message In A Bottle 2015, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy Drink: 2018-2021. 517029 13.10% D 750 mL  $23.95. March 17, 2018 Full Review
Colheita Port 1995, Douro D.O., Portugal: A gorgeous tawny port with aromas of toffee, caramel and toasted almond. Perfect for crème brûlée. Drink: 2016-2025. 69930 19% S 750 mL  $34.95 Score: 94/100. April 20, 2018 Top Rated Dessert Wine. Divine Dessert Wine Full Review

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