Mike Weir Riesling, Bachelder Chardonnay, Landmark Pinot Noir Grand Detour and Araucano Syrah Among Best Wine Picks in the LCBO Vintages Release February 18

Here are four fantastic wines from the February 18 Vintages Release. You can also get all 69 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.

It always helps to have some back-up choices in case those below are already sold out.

You can also add my Top Wine Picks to your custom shopping list by clicking on the little shopping cart icon. Stock up for the weekend, then enjoy!



Mike Weir Riesling, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario

Moneral-petrol nose with fleshy ripe peach. A touch a sweetness makes this very food friendly. Great mouth-watering acidity. Pair with: Asian dishes, curries. Drink: 2012-2016.  229286  $14.95  Score: 89/100. Best Value White Wine



Bachelder Chardonnay Niagara, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

Wow! This is spectacular. Thomas Bachelder did amazing things while he was the winemaker at Le Clos Jordanne, one of my favourite Niagara wineries. Now he’s out there again, taking the lead and creating superb wines from different vineyards. This chardonnay is stunning! Lemon luminescence with a core of deep minerality and lighting brightness. Perfectly balanced between a deft hand of oak and generous fruit. Makes me love chardonnay all over again. Pair with: roast chicken. Drink: 2012-2019.  271841  $31.95  Score: 94/100. Top Rated White Wine



Araucano Syrah François Lurton, Lolol Valley, Chile

A superb value and quality for this price point. Full-bodied with fleshy blackberries and some vanilla-smoke on the finish. Pair with: barbecued back ribs. Drink: 2012-2015.  269209  $14.95  Score: 88/100. Best Value Red Wine


Landmark Pinot Noir Grand Detour, Sonoma Coast, California

Incredibly plush and cherry-soaked wine with layers of lovely come-back-me longing. Full-bodied but not heavy. Ultra-satisfying and seductive. Pair with: planked salmon, pate, roast chicken. Drink: 2012-2016.  737890  $41.95  Score: 93/100. Top Rated Red Wine





 Posted with permission of the LCBO.




Leave a Reply