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Juana Del Sol Reserva Fincas De La Juanita Single Vineyard Malbec 2010, Mendoza, Argentina  288381 13% XD 750 mL  $15.95. September 15, 2011 Full Review
The Black Chook Galvanized Wine Group Shiraz Viognier 2010, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia  66738 14.50% XD 750 mL  $17.95. September 15, 2011 Full Review
Château des Charmes Estate Bottled Icewine Vidal 2009, V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada  565861 9.50% S 200 mL  $25.95. September 15, 2011 Full Review
Closson Chase Chardonnay 2009, V.Q.A., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada: Lemon zesty with smoky, buttery oak in balance. Full-bodied and generous. A sublimely concentrated and voluptuous white wine: This is clearly one of Canada's benchmark Chardonnays. The nose offers enticing aromas of baked apples, hazenut, toasted almond, green apple and Asian pear. Layer after layer unfurls on the palate. Dive in and don't look back! Drink: 2012-2016. 148866 12.80% XD 750 mL  $29.95 Score: 92/100. September 15, 2012 Full Review
Featherstone Winery Twenty Mile Bench Cabernet Franc 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara, Ontario, Canada: A rich, medium- to full-bodied red with enticing aromas of mocha and black fruit. There's a savoury note on the mid-palate with a satisfying long finish. Perfect for dinner parties and more casual get-togethers. Drink: 2012-2017. 874345000250 12.30% D 750 mL  $16.95 Score: 90/100. September 15, 2012 Best Value Red Wine. Luscious Lamb Wine Full Review
Bachelder Niagara Chardonnay 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Toasted along with green apple goodness. Perfectly balanced like Thomas himself. Drink: 2012-2016. 302083 13% XD 750 mL  $29.95 Score: 91/100. September 15, 2012 Top Rated White Wine. Full Review
Domaine Séguinot-Bordet Chablis 2010, A.C., Burgundy, France  289371 12.50% XD 750 mL  $19.95. September 15, 2011 Full Review
Domaine De La Côte De L'ange 2010, A.C.,Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Rhône, France  74856 14.50% D 750 mL  $37.95. September 15, 2011 Full Review
Rolly Gassmann Stegreben De Rorschwihr Gewurztraminer 2009, A.C., Alsace, France  289439 13% M 750 mL  $27.95. September 15, 2011 Full Review
Nals Margreid Pinot Grigio 2011, D.O.C., Südtirol, Alto Adige, Italy  290924 13.50% XD 750 mL  $17.95. September 15, 2011 Full Review
Collosorbo Brunello Di Montalcino 2006, D.O.C.G., Tuscany, Italy  285742 14.50% XD 750 mL  $49.95. September 15, 2011 Full Review
Drift Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand  278465 13% D 750 mL  $19.95. September 15, 2011 Full Review
Roederer Estate L'ermitage Brut Sparkling Wine 2003, Anderson Valley, California, United States: Always a spectacular bubbly: this one is no exception. I find it also over-delivers well above its price point in complexity, depth, quality and overall taste. Superb! Drink: 2012-2016. 183392 12% XD 750 mL  $54.95 Score: 95/100. September 15, 2012 Top Rated Sparkling Wine. Full Review

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