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May 12, 2012

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Graffigna Centenario Grand Reserve Malbec 2008, Pedernal Valley, San Juan, Argentina: Smoky with dark fruit: perfect for barbecues! Lots of rich flavour here with a satisfying full-bodied texture. Fire up the grill and crack open a bottle! Drink: 2012-2015. 162149 14.50% D 750 mL  $16.95 Score: 88/100. May 12, 2012 Best Value Red Wine. Best Beef Wine Full Review
Yalumba Museum Reserve Muscat, South Eastern Australia, Australia  963488 14% S 375 mL  $24.95. May 12, 2011 Full Review
Peninsula Ridge Beal Vineyards Inox Reserve Chardonnay 2010, V.Q.A., Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada  7328 13.40% D 750 mL  $18.95. May 12, 2011 Full Review
Featherstone Winery Rosé 2011, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Lovely sipper with soft strawberry notes and flavours. Great aperitif or food companion. 117861 12% D 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 87/100. May 12, 2012 Best Value Rosé. Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review
Fielding Estate Winery Rosé 2011, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: A pleasant soe with mild strawberry notes. Drink: 2011-2013. 53421 12.50% D 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 87/100. May 12, 2012 Full Review
Angels Gate Winery Mountainview Chardonnay 2010, V.Q.A., Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: A solid chard with green apple and toasty oak. Good balance. Drink: 2012-2014. 116384 13.50% D 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 89/100. July 20, 2013 Charming Grilled Chicken Wine Full Review
Montes Alpha Carmenère 2009, Colchagua Valley, Chile: Savoury and delicious! Full-bodied and smooth with fleshy ripe blackberries and fruit. 143230 14.50% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 90/100. May 12, 2012 Full Review
Georges Duboeuf Domaine Mont Chavy Morgon Gamay (Beaujolais) 2010, Ac., Beaujolais, France: Juicy and mouth-watering with blackberries and a pleasantly bitter finish. Surprisingly full-bodied for beaujolais. 276477 12.80% D 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 86/100. May 12, 2012 Full Review
Monmousseau Vouvray 2010, A.C., Loire, France: Pleasant pear and peach aromas with a medium- to almost full-bodied weight. Lovely texture and richness. Drink: 2012-2015. 271940 11.50% D 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 87/100. May 12, 2012 Full Review
Mas Des Bressades Cuvée Tradition Cyril Marès, Vign. Rosé 2011, A.C., Costières De Nîmes, Rhône, France: Vibrant strawberry and raspberry aromas and flavours. Bone dry and refreshing. Pretty incredible quality and taste for this price. Drink: 2011-2014. 950576 13.50% XD 750 mL  $13.95 Score: 88/100. May 12, 2012 Best Value Rosé. Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review
Geil Bechtheimer Rosengarten Riesling Kabinett 2011, Prädikatswein, Rheinhessen, Germany: Lovely! Lime blossom and honeysuckle... So pretty. Medium-bodied with terrific acidity for food. Drink: 2012-2015. 994764 9.50% MD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 88/100. May 12, 2012 Best Value White Wine. Charming Grilled Chicken Wine Full Review
Carpineto Rosato 2011, I.G.T., Tuscany, Italy  699934 12% XD 750 mL  $12.95. May 12, 2011 Full Review
Campo Di Sasso Insoglio Del Cinghiale Biserno Insoglio del Cinghiale Campo di Sasso Bibbona Toscana i.g.t 2010, I.G.T., Tuscany, Italy  277012 14.50% D 750 mL  $29.95. May 12, 2011 Full Review
Talbott Logan Estate Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay 2009, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, California, United States  716290 14.90% D 750 mL  $26.95. May 12, 2011 Full Review
RavensWood Old Vine Zinfandel 2009, Sonoma County, California, United States: You can taste the old vine character in the complexity of this wine. Gorgeously complex with layers of dark red fruit and some smoke. Terrific finish. Drink: 2012-2015. 673798 14.50% XD 750 mL  $23.95 Score: 91/100. May 12, 2012 Full Review

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