Loosen Bros. Dr. L Riesling, La Marca Prosecco, Torres Floralis Oro Moscatel: Top LCBO Wines Vintages Release September 15

Here are my top picks from the September 15 Vintages Release. You can also get all 54 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 wine reviews for the September 29 release.

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2011 Loosen Bros. Dr. L Riesling, Mosel, Germany

Love it! No better value on the shelf. Lime blossom — gorgeous. Pair with: pesto pasta with grilled shrimp and green peas. Drink: 2012-2016.  599274  8.5%  D  750 mL  $13.95  Score: 90/100. Best Value White Wine



2010 Luca G Lot Chardonnay, Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina

Loving it! Buttery, generous and giving: perfect boyfriend (wine). Layered and complex yet straight-up (perfect husband). Pair with: stuffed pork roast. Drink: 2012-2016.  167338  14%  D  750 mL  $27.95  Score: 92/100. Top Rated White Wine





2007 Monte Ory Crianza, Navarra, Spain

An excellent price for this juicy, full-bodied, savoury red bursting with smoky dark red fruit. Pair with: lighter red meats such as veal tenderloin. Drink: 2012-2015.  292011  13.5%  XD  750 mL  $13.95  Score: 88/100. Best Value Red Wine




2009 Henri De Villamont Les Évocelles Gevrey-Chambertin, Burgundy, France

In real estate it’s location, location, location. In wine, it’s increasingly texture, texture, texture. This feels like sliding on a cool silk dress over a sun-warmed body, head first down to angles. It brushes all the senses lightly, teasing and drawing you back to the glass. Satin cherries, some spice and medium- to full weight though never heavy or chafing. Pair with: stuffed veal, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2012-2018.  279042  13.5%  XD  750 mL  $42.95  Score: 95/100. Top Rated Red Wine




 La Marca Prosecco, Veneto, Italy

An excellent price for this crisp and refreshing bubbly! Lime-grapefruit notes with a clean, dry finish.  287987  12.5%  XD  750 mL  $17.95  Score: 87/100. Best Value Sparkling Wine




2003 Roederer Estate L’ermitage Brut Sparkling Wine, Anderson Valley, California

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%  D  750 mL  $54.95  Score: 95/100. Top Rated Sparkling Wine




Torres Floralis Oro Moscatel, Spain

A pure apricot richness unfolds on your palate. Lovely layers of ripe tree fruit and peach preserves. Wonderful after-dinner dessert wine. Drink: 2012-2016.  642173  15%  MS  500 mL  $16.95  Score: 90/100. Best Value Dessert Wine




2008 Inniskillin Riesling Icewine, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

Spectacular! I love the combination of toffeed richness and zesty effervescence. This is a real treat to try this holiday if you’ve never done so (and even if you have). Pair with: crème brûlée. Drink: 2008-2020.  558288  13%  S  375 mL  $69.95  Score: 93/100. Top Rated Dessert Wine.



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