Angels Gate Sauvignon Blanc, Yalumba Shiraz, Veuve Clicquot Champagne: Best LCBO Wines April 27

Vintages Catalogue April 27 2013

Here are my top wine picks from the April 27 Vintages Release. You can also get all 55 of my Best Value Wines and Top Rated Wines for red, white, rose, sparkling and dessert wines that encompass many price points, styles and regions. I’ve also posted my reviews for the May 11 Vintages Release.

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These are my reviews that were published in the LCBO Vintages Catalogue:

Quails Gate Vintages April 2013  2

J Lohr Merlot Vintages April 2013 2

Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz Vintages April 2013Angels Gate 277590

Here are more of my top wines:

Angels Gate Sauvignon Blanc 2011, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

Mild and medium-bodied with white peach and apple blossom. Soft and inviting. Great aperitif. Pair with: chicken-topped salads, seafood dishes. Drink: 2013-2015. 277590 13.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. Best Value White Wine

Henri Bourgeois La Chapelle Des Augustins Sancerre 2010


Henri Bourgeois La Chapelle Des Augustins Sancerre 2010, A.C., Loire, France

Lemon sunshine piercing the clouds of doubt. Medium-bodied and mouth-watering with happy notes of citrus, green apple and lime zest lift. Bring it! Drink: 2013-2018. 322628 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. Top Rated White Wine

Familia Zuccardi Cab Sauv


Familia Zuccardi Organica Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Mendoza, Argentina

Great price for this full-bodied quaffer. Knock it back. Dark fruit and some toasty smoke. This organic wine has just 2 mg/l of free sulphur. Pair with: braised meats, beef brisket, pulled pork. Drink: 2013-2015. 68452 14% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. Best Value Red Wine

Champ De Reves Pinot Noir 2010 1
Champ De Rêves Pinot Noir 2010, Anderson Valley, California

Generous, juicy and inviting with fleshy red cherry aromas and flavours. The grapes are de-stemmed whole berries and the wine is matured in one-third new oak barrels. Full-bodied and satin smooth. This vineyard of 85 acres above Boonville is new for the winery. Drink: 2013-2017. 317883 14.5% XD 750 mL $46.95 Score: 93/100. Top Rated Red Wine

Konigschaffhauser Pinot Noir


Königschaffhauser Vulkanfelsen Trocken Pinot Noir Rosé 2012, Q.B.A., Baden, Germany

Great intensity and vibrancy! Quivering wild strawberries dance the kick-line across your palate. Dry and crisp and medium-bodied. Great price. Pair with: grilled white fish. Drink: 2013-2015. 168237 11.8% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 88/100. Best Value Rosé Wine

Chateau Val Joanis Syrah Rose


Château Val Joanis Tradition Chancel Family, Prop.-Récolt. Syrah Rosé 2012, A.C., Luberon, Rhône, France

Lovely depth for a rose! Wild raspberry, bone dry and refreshing. Endless like you want summer to be. Pair with: salmon steaks. Drink: 2013-2015. 707281 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. Top Rated Rosé Wine

Veuve Chicquot Rose Champagne 2


Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Vintage Rosé Champagne 2004, A.C., Champagne, France

Supremely satisfying and lovely… just like Mom. Hint. Gorgeous notes of field strawberry and some subtle smoke on a long, refreshing finish. Mouth-watering and crisp with some orange citrus lift on the mid-palate. Some kind of wonderful. Drink: 2013-2018. 588475 12% D 750 mL $97.95 Score: 96/100. Top Rated Sparkling Wine

Chateau fe Fargues Sautnernes


Chateau De Fargues Lur Saluces Sauternes 2003, Bordeaux, France

Gorgeously seductive aromas and flavour of honey, pear preserves, quince jelly and apricot blossom. Luscious, rich and round with a mouth-filling texture and a hedonistic length that keeps on giving. Beautiful cinnamon sprinkled apple pie cooling on a country cottage window on the finish. Pair with: silky lingerie. Drink: 2013-2020. 98376 14% S 375 mL $88.00 Score: 95/100. Top Rated Dessert Wine


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