Australian Shiraz, Cabernet, Chardonnay: LCBO Vintages June 7

June 7 2014 Vintages CatalogueShiraz, Cabernet and Chardonnay from Australia hit the spotlight in the LCBO Vintages Release June 7. This is just a sampling of wine ratings, the most quoted Canadian source of reviews in the Vintages Magazine.

You can access the 66 wines that I reviewed for June 7 as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches and the stock for each bottle in their closest LCBO stores.

You can also see my wine reviews for May 24. You can also add my wine picks to their custom shopping list with one click and access that list on their smartphone. This is one of the benefits of becoming a Paid Member. Inventory stock numbers are usually posted online a day or two before the release based on the LCBO doing so.

JUne 7 2014 ClineCline Ancient Vines Zinfandel 2012
Contra Costa County, California, United States

Cline’s Zinfandel grapes are sourced from dry-farmed vines planted more than 100 years ago, thus deserving the name Ancient Vines. The depth and concentration of that aging vine wisdom shows in the glass. Notes of blackberry and… Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel Review and Rating.

June 7 2014 Pinot Grigio CTiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio 2013
Südtirol-Alto Adige D.O.C., Italy

Pinot Grigio is usually not this aromatic, which makes this wine both unusual and terrific! Aromas of green pear, golden apple, lime and grapefruit. This is classic northern Italian Pinot Grigio. Some white pear and… Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio Review and Rating.

June 7 2014 Tavel (4) FDomaine Des Carteresses Tavel Rosé 2013
Cotes Du Rhône A.C., France

Field fresh raspberries greet you on the nose followed by some watermelon and red grapefruit. This is truly liquid refreshment, with a lovely sunset thrown into the glass as extra. This is a wide-ranging and all-embracing… Domaine Des Carteresses Tavel Rosé Review and Rating.

Mike Weir June 24XYZ

Here are all 66 wine reviews and ratings for this release at the LCBO:

Château La Garde Meritage 2010
Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux A.C., France

Marimar Estate Mas Cavalls Pinot Noir 2009
Sonoma Coast, California, United States

Ridge Geyserville Zinfandel 2011
Sonoma County, California, United States

Mitolo G.A.M. Shiraz 2010
Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia

Mitolo Jester Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Mclaren Valle, South Australia, Australia

Burrowing Owl Athene Cabernet 2010
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada

Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Lieu Dit Malakoff Shiraz 2011
Pyrenees, Victoria, Australia

Mitolo Jester Shiraz 2009
Mclaren Valle, South Australia, Australia

Barlow Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California, United States

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia

Trapiche Fincas Las Palmas Malbec 2011
Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

I Castei Michele Castellani Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2009
Veneto D.O.C., Italy

Domaine Gardiés Les Millères 2011
Côtes Du Roussillon-Villages, Midi A.C., France

Lionello Marchesi Castello Di Monastero Riserva Chianti Classico 2009
Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy

Breca Old Vines Garnacha 2010
Calatayud D.O., Spain

Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha 2011
Campo De Borja D.O., Spain

Zonte’s Footstep Lake Doctor Shiraz 2012
Langhorne Creek, South Australia, Australia

Trust Shiraz 2010
Victoria, Australia

Pio Cesare Barbera D’alba 2011
Piedmont D.O.C., Italy

Leone De Castris Riserva Salice Salentino 2010
Puglia D.O.C., Italy

Haselgrove First Cut Shiraz 2010
Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia

Finca Flichman Expresiones Reserve Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Mendoza, Argentina

Delheim Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Simonsberg-Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa

Christian Moueix Meritage 2010
St-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France

Mas Elena Parés Baltà Meritage 2011
Penedès D.O., Spain

Kilikanoon Killerman’s Run Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia

Domaine Labranche Laffont Madiran 2010
Southwest A.C., France

The Winner’s Tank Shiraz 2012
Langhorne Creek, South Australia, Australia

Ramos Pinto Duas Quintas 2011
Douro D.O.C., Portugal

Creekside Laura’s Red 2010
Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Riolite Rosso 2011
Veneto I.G.T., Italy

Brokenwood Maxwell Semillon 2007
Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia

Nugan King Valley Frasca’s Lane Chardonnay 2012
King Valley, Victoria, Australia

Terredora Di Paola Loggia Della Serra Greco Di Tufo 2012
Campania D.O.C.G., Italy

Lanzerac Chardonnay 2011
Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa

Malivoire Pinot Gris 2012
Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Don David Reserve Torrontés 2012
Cafayate, Salta, Argentina

Artesa Chardonnay 2012
Carneros, California, United States

La Dame De Jacques Coeur Menetou-Salon Blanc Chavet & Fils Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Loire A.C., France

La Cappuccino Soave Soave Garganega 2013
Veneto D.O.C, Italy

Clay Station Unoaked Viognier 2012
Lodi, California, United States

Langlois-Château Brut Crémant De Loire
Loire A.C., France

Armand De Brignac Brut Gold Champagne
Champagne A.C., France

Valldosera Brut Nature Cava
Catalunya D.O., Spain

Bassermann-Jordan Deidesheimer-Hohenmorgen Auslese Riesling 2008
Prädikatswein, Pfalz, Germany

Poças Junior Vintage Port 2009
Douro D.O.C., Portugal

Pannon Dominium Cuvée Late Harvest Tokaji 2006
Hungary, Hungary

G. Marquis The Silver Line Vidal Icewine 2008
Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

La Gironda Moscato D’asti 2012
Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy

Creekside Cabernet Rosé 2013
Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Megalomaniac Pink Slip Pinot Noir Rosé 2013
Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Carte Noire Les Maîtres Rosé 2013
Côtes De Provence A.C., France

Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Rosé 2013
Monterey County, California, United States

Königschaffhauser Vulkanfelsen Trocken Winzergenossenschaft Pinot Noir Rosé 2013
Qualitätswein, Baden, Germany

Carpineto Dogajolo Rosé 2013
Tuscany I.G.T., Italy

Marques De Caceres Rosé 2013
Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain

Kacaba Rebecca Summer Series Rosé 2013
Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

 13Th Street Pink Palette Rosé 2013
Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Thirty Bench Wine Makers Red Blend – Meritage 2011
Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada

Domaine Tournon Mathilda M. Chapoutier Shiraz 2011
Victoria, Australia

Grant Burge The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre 2010
Barossa, South Australia, Australia

Oyster Bay Merlot 2012
Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand

Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery Loved By Lu Riesling 2012
V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada







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