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June 9, 2012

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Kaiken Malbec Rosé 2011, Mendoza, Argentina: Full-bodied with ripely sweet cherry fruit. Tasty. Drink: 2012-2014. 169375 13.50% D 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 87/100. June 9, 2012 Full Review
Domaine Boyar Royal Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Sliven, Bulgaria  259747 13% D 750 mL  $14.00. June 9, 2011 Full Review
Lakeview Reserve Syrah 2007, V.Q.A., St. David's Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada  264150 13% D 750 mL  $19.95. June 9, 2011 Full Review
Coyote's Run Black Paw Vineyard Chardonnay 2010, V.Q.A., Four Mile Creek, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Balanced and full-bodied with aromas of hazelnut, pear and apple. Drink: 2012-2015. 49775 12.50% XD 750 mL  $21.95 Score: 87/100. June 9, 2012 Full Review
Maycas Del Limari Reserva Especial Chardonnay 2010, Limari Valley, Chile: Full-bodied with a good acidic attack of green apple vibrancy. Drink: 2012-2015. 162040 14% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 87/100. June 9, 2012 Full Review
Maycas Del Limari Reserva Especial Concha Y Toro Syrah 2008, Limarí Valley, Chile  269423 14.50% XD 750 mL  $19.95. June 9, 2011 Full Review
Mayu Reserva Carmenère 2009, Elqui Valley, Coquimbo, Chile: Love it! Big smoky. Mocha black fruit with generous layers of luscious dark flavours on the palate. Terrific price for such quality. Drink: 2012-2015. 90035 15% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 91/100. June 9, 2012 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Hegarty Chamans No. 2 Grenache Mourvèdre Cinsault 2009, A.C., Minervois, Midi, France  277061 14.50% D 750 mL  $21.95. June 9, 2011 Full Review
Carte Noire Les Maîtres Vignerons De La Presqu'ile Saint-Tropez Rosé 2011, A.C., Côtes De Provence, France: This is a long-time favourite rose of mine. Lovely fields of strawberries forever with a mouth-quenching acidity. Drink: 2012-2014. 319384 13.50% XD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 89/100. June 9, 2012 Best Value Rosé. Full Review
Mont Tauch Le Tauch Fitou 2009, A.C., Midi, France: Savoury and rustic with a full-bodied weight and black fruit. A pleasantly bitter finish. Drink: 2012-2015. 272484 14% D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 87/100. June 9, 2012 Full Review
Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese 2009, Pradikätswein, Mosel, Germany: Sublime! Lime vibrancy delivered on a bed of honeysuckle that's not cloyingly sweet. Drink: 2012-2019. 197186 9.50% M 750 mL  $21.95 Score: 94/100. June 9, 2012 Top Rated White Wine. Full Review
Pannon Tokaj 3 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú 2005, Hungary  74328 12% MS 500 mL  $21.95. June 9, 2011 Full Review
Ramosceto Lacrima Di Morro D'alba Cantina Ma.Ri.Ca. 2010, D.O.C., Marche, Italy  277889 13% D 750 mL  $14.95. June 9, 2011 Full Review
Abbona Pressenda Barolo 2007, D.O.C.G., Piedmont, Italy  276584 13% D 750 mL  $43.95. June 9, 2011 Full Review
Coopers Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Rev your lawnmowers: this is pure grassy goodness. Herbal and refreshing. My oh my. Drink: 2012-2015. 957407 13.50% XD 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 90/100. June 9, 2012 Full Review
Hunter's Jane Hunter Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: What a mouth gusher! Loaded with bright lime acidity and grassy goodness. Classic and lovely. Bring on the seafood! Drink: 2012-2015. 280271 13.50% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 91/100. June 9, 2012 Top Rated White Wine. Full Review
Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Columbia Valley, Washington State, United States  269357 13% XD 750 mL  $20.00. June 9, 2011 Full Review

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