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Vintages Release February 6, 2020

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Red Wine

La Posta Estela Armando Bonarda 2017, Mendoza, Argentina: Produced by Laura Cantena, La Posta Estelo Armando 2017 is a great value Bonarda. Intense ruby in the glass with flavours of raspberry, spice and licorice. Taste dry, medium body, light tannin, mouth-watering plus and fruity. Enjoy now and pair with chicken mole. Bonarda food pairings: beef stew, spaghetti & meat balls, barbecued chicken, turkey, duck breast. Drink: 2018 - 2024 261586 13% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. February 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Antinori Riserva Chianti Classico 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: This Chianti Classico Riserva is fragrant with ripe red berry fruit, balsamic and sweet spice. Dry and juicy on the palate with ripe red and dark berry, earthy florals and mushroom flavours on the palate. Tannins are supple. Piero Antinori, whose family has been making wine for 26 generations, produces this Riserva produced from the Pèppoli, Badia a Passignagno and Tignanello estates. Chianti Classico food pairings: grilled meats, meat pasta, lamb stew. Drink: 2021 - 2033 540971 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. February 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Belle Glos Dairyman Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Always lush and juicy with dark cherry, dried red berry, chocolate and smooth vanilla flavours on the palate, this Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is produced from wine grapes grown on the alluvial soils there. Heavy fog rolls in over the coastal range and burns off when the sun reaches its highest point in the day. This cooling morning effect and the loamy soils allows the Dijon clone of Pinot Noir in this wine to ripen slowly to full maturity. The vineyard was grown was once a dairy farm and pasture. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled chicken, roast pheasant, stuffed roast of veal breast. Drink: 2019 - 2024 366013 14.5% D 750 mL $59.95 Score: 90/100. February 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

François Villard L'appel des Sereines Syrah 2016, France: Ripe red plum compote, red berry fruit, violets, flinty and spicy flavours on the palate and all in perfect balance. Tannins are easy as is the price on this juicy and velvety Syrah. Syrah food pairings: pork roast, veal Porterhouse, grilled ribs. Drink: 2019 - 2023 12978 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. February 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Syrah 2017, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Produced by Wyse Family Wines, Burrowing Owl's Syrah is rich, smooth and intense with dark cherry, blueberry, cake spice and smoky vanilla flavours on the palate. Beautifully balanced with structured tannins. Enjoy now or cellar for five years. Syrah food pairings: lamb tagine, roast rack of lamb, beef long ribs on the barbie. Drink: 2019 - 2026 73072 14.5% XD 750 mL $43.95 Score: 92/100. February 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cabriz Colheita Selecionada 2016, Dão D.O.C., Portugal: Since 1989, Quinta de Cabriz has played an increasing role in creating the identity of Dão wines like this robust, smoky blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Alfrocheiro. Look for wild red berry, field florals, earthy, leathery and mineral flavours on this meaty red. Pair with blackened chicken. Food pairings: blackened chicken, barbecued beef roast, bison burgers. Drink: 2019 - 2025 247973 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. February 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rupert & Rothschild Classique 2016, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: Produced by Anthonij Rupert & Benjamin de Rothschild, this is a rich and smooth red blend of 50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. Juicy red berry, ripe raspberry and savoury herb flavours can be found on this intense Wester Cape red. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: rare roast beef, grilled flank steak, blue cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2024 717991 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. February 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fontanafredda Langhe Nebbiolo 2018, Langhe, Piedmont D.O.C., Italy: From the Langhe, Piedmont wine region, a solid and well-priced Nebbiolo under $20 with rose petals, candied cherry and anise aromas on the nose. Dry, medium-plus-bodied with dried cherry, leather and earthy flavours on the palate. Finishes with bright acidity and grippy tannins. Pair with a charcuterie board. Nebbiolo food pairings: rich lamb, beef stroganoff, barbecued venison ribs. Drink: 2019 - 2029 638312 13.3% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. February 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Norton D.O.C. Malbec 2016, Luján De Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina: A full-bodied, sumptuous Argentine Malbec with grapes grown in Luján de Cuyo on 30-year-old vines. The winemaker David Bonomi, has created an edgy and delicious Malbec with aromas of dark fruit and smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Malbec food pairings: grilled pepper steak, venison sausage, turkey, roast duck. Drink: 2019 - 2022 618348 14.1% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 91/100. February 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lone Birch Syrah 2016, Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: From the Yakima Valley in Washington, Lone Birch is a juicy dark cherry bomb with ripe plum, sweet spice, fine herbs and velvety tannins. Enjoy now and for the next four years. Pair with roast duck. Syrah food pairings: mince sirloin, sausage and cheese pizza, Tuscan rabbit, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2019 - 2024 420695 14.1% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 88/100. February 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

El Enemigo Malbec 2015, Mendoza, Argentina: Beautifully balanced and fresh, El Enemigo is a medium-plus-bodied mostly Malbec (with a splash of Cabernet Franc) produced by Adrianna Catena and Alejandro Vigil, juicy with dark plum, blueberry and crushed raspberry flavours finishing long on the palate. The back label reads: At the end of the journey, we remember only have one battle: the one we fought against ourselves, the original enemy. The one that defined us. El Enimgo translates to frenemy, the enemy who pretends to be your friend. Pair with a meat lover's pizza. Malbec food pairings: lamb cutlets, beef tenderloin, pasta with rich meat sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2022 400150 13.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 89/100. February 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Piccini Sasso al Poggio 2015, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: A full-bodied muscular red wine blend produced from 60% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet, 20% Merlot from the Tuscany wine region. Juicy black cherry, raspberry baking spice, dark chocolate, leather and vanilla flavours on the palate. Tannins are easy and velvety. Food pairings: meat lasagne, vegetarian pizza, Porchetta. Drink: 2019 - 2022 134809 14% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 88/100. February 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Luis Felipe Edwards Selección de Familia Gran Reserva Carmenère 2018, Colchagua Valley, Chile: A spicy, intense, medium-bodied and velvety Carmenère lush with ripe dark fruit, ripe red berry fruit, dried sweet tobacco leaf, pepper spice and smoky on the palate from ageing in French and American toasty oak barrels for up to one year. Good now, better in 2022. Viña Luis Felipe Edwards is one of Chile's largest and most celebrated family-owned wineries. Carmenère food pairings: marinated steaks. grilled lamb, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2019 - 2022 13431 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 87/100. February 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lazzeretti Brunello di Montalcino 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A deep, dark and rich Brunello Di Montalcino from the Tuscany wine region. Elegant with forest floor, dried florals and dried fruit aromas on the nose. Dark cherry, plum, earthy mushroom and dried tobacco flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm and there is good acidity for grilled red meats or robust stews. Can easily cellar for two to three more years. Enjoy through to 2030. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: roast venison steak, rabbit tenderloin en croute, roast partridge. Drink: 2021 - 2031 318352 14.5% XD 750 mL $46.95 Score: 94/100. February 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Nomad Wanderlust 2016, Niagara Lakeshore, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A juicy and intense Cabernet Merlot from a fantastic vintage in the Niagara, with fragrant cedar spice, cigar box and dried fruit on the nose. Medium-plus-bodied with cherry liqueur, black currant, spiced plum long and savoury on the palate. The red wine blend aged 24 months in barrel. Pair with a lamb shoulder roast. Food pairings: roast goat shoulder with green beans and shallot and lemon dressing, venison curry, bison burgers. Drink: 2019 - 2023 451328 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. February 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Remo Farina Montecorna Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2017, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: A robust and savoury Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore from the Veneto wine region at a great price point. Lush and intense with dark cherry compote, ripe black fruits, raspberry, cigar box, dark chocolate and smoky flavours on the palate. Decant two hours prior to serving. Tannins are plushy and fresh acidity for food. Wine grapes are sourced from the Montecorna vineyard in the Valpolicella Classico zone. Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore food pairings: pizza topped with steak strips and garlic, spicy sausage , prime rib roast, hearty winter stew. Drink: 2019 - 2025 56267 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. February 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Beausejour Cuvée Prestige Fronsac 2016, Fronsac, Bordeaux A.P., France: An extraordinary value for this price. The Fronsac region of Bordeaux is on the right bank of the Dordogne River. Chateau Beausejour is made from 100% Merlot grapes. Aromas of dark cherry and smoke. Suprisingly high alcohol at 15% though not out of balance. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: game roast, roast chicken, veal cutlets. Drink: 2019 - 2025 11827 15% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. February 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masso Antico da Uve Leggermente Appassito Primitivo Salento 2017, Salento, Puglia I.G.T., Italy: A full-bodied, generous Italian red wine made using the appassimento method to add colour, weight and flavour. Aromas of black fruit and smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Primitivo Salento food pairings: gourmet burgers, grilled marinated flank steak, grilled Mediterranean vegetables. Drink: 2019 - 2022 12092 14.1% M 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. February 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Les Pins Cuvée Les Rochettes Bourgueil 2017, Bourgueil, Loire A.P., France: Smooth and smoky with crushed raspberry notes, green herbs, and a touch of pepper. Wine grapes for this 100% Cabernet Franc were sourced from a range of 10 to 35-year-old vines; Medium bodied with great structure and good acidity for food. Pair with grilled red meats. Domaine les Pins has been in the ownership of the same family for five generations. Philippe Pitault-Landry and his family have maintained the integrity of their estate. They're independent of the local co-ops. They maintain traditional growing techniques sensitive to the land and its sustainability Food pairings: veal, roast chicken, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2019 - 2022 478263 13% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 87/100. February 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paso Creek Zinfandel 2017, Paso Robles, California, United States: A powerful Zinfandel, plushy with ripe plum compote, strawberry jam, black cherry, fine herbs and pepper spice flavours savoury on the palate. Full and mouth-coating with a lingering flinty, smoky finish. Tannins are structured and there is juicy acidity for ribs and burgers. Zinfandel food pairings: spaghetti Bolognaise, aged cheddar, grilled duck breast, cheese pizza. Drink: 2019 - 2022 279810 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. February 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Camplong Grande Réserve Corbières 2017, Corbières, Languedoc A.P., France: Château Camplong Grande Reserve 2017 is a medium-plus-bodied Syrah blend with cedar spice, ripe blackberry and fine herb aromas on the nose. Great value under $15, look for ripe blackberry, dark fruit, plum, chocolate, wild herb flavours on the palate balanced with lively acidity for food and chalky fine tannins. The Syrah grapes for this vintage were sourced from a mix of limestone, marl and sandstone soils in the Corbières. This wine region is also exposed to the cold, dry Mistral winds from the north and warm, humid southeast inflows from the Mediterranean. Enjoy with garlic and rosemary lamb chops from the grill. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb, smoked and braised beef dishes, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2019 - 2023 12990 14.7% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. February 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Prevedello Asolo Superiore Extra Dry Prosecco 2018, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: Prosecco is the new Champagne and this one is extra-dry with vibrant acidity, a crowd-pleasing sparkler with a zesty mousse, ripe red apple, pear and nectarine flavours on the palate. Produced by Toronto restaurateur Franco Prevedello. Chill and enjoy on its own or with brunch fare. Prosecco food pairings: charcuterie, salads, hors d'oeuvres. Drink: 2019 - 2021 262881 13% M 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. February 2020. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Momo Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: A racy, vibrant Sauvignon Blanc with savoury herb, grapefruit, tropical fruit and lime zest flavours, finishing long and zesty with crisp acidity for any rich seafood or creamy pasta dish. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: oysters Rockefeller, seafood hot pot, mussels a la Portuguese. Drink: 2019 - 2021 9167 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. February 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Irony Chardonnay 2017, Monterey County, California, United States: A zesty, full-bodied buttery California Chardonnay with ripe stone fruit, ripe pear, spice cake and toasty oak flavours on the palate and a lingering lemon zesty finish. well-balanced. Enjoy now with grilled mahi Mahi and apricot chutney. Chardonnay food pairings: coquilles St Jacques, cheese, poultry, spiced grilled seafood. Drink: 2019 - 2023 27409 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. February 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

M.A.N. Padstal Chardonnay 2018, Coastal Region W.O., South Africa: From M.A.N, the 2018 'Padstal' Chardonnay is enticing with its fresh melon, lemon custard and buttered popcorn aromas on the nose. Dry, medium-bodied with fresh baked goods, ripe pear and apple flavours finishing long on a clean mineral note. Good acidity for food. Pair it with grilled lemon Dijon chicken breasts. There are three co-owners of MAN Vintners — Jose Condé, and brothers Tyrrel and Philip Myburg, who named the winery using the first letter of their wives' names: Marie, Anette and Nicky. Chardonnay food pairings: cream-based pastas, chicken dishes. Drink: 2019 - 2023 12423 13.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. February 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

A To Z Wineworks Chardonnay 2017, Oregon, United States: A 100% Chardonnay from Oregon, crisp with white peach, ripe apple, melon and lemon zesty flavours on the palate. A to Z Wineworks was started in 2002 by four friends from the Oregon wine region. Deb Hatcher (Eyrie), Bill Hatcher (Domaine Drouhin Oregon), Sam Tannahill (Archery Summit) and Cheryl Francis (Chehalem). Chardonnay food pairings: marinated lemon herb chicken breast grilled on the barbie, pan-fried panfish. Drink: 2019 - 2023 269258 13% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. February 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stella Bella Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia: A smoky, zesty Sauvignon Blanc with lime, white peach, guava, gooseberry and fresh green pea aromas on the nose. Mouth-watering, finishing long and tasty. Enjoy now and for the next year in all of its freshness. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: goat cheese and herbed galette, quiches, salads, grilled Pacific oysters. Drink: 2019 - 2022 108159 13.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. February 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chatelain Les Charmes Pouilly-Fumé 2017, Loire A.C., France: Love the fresh and clean nose of this medium-bodied Pouilly-Fumé. So aromatic with grapefruit, lime and elderflower, flint and smoke with palate to match and incredible mouth-watering acidity. Finished balanced and long with lime zest and mineral flavours. Pair with all things seafood. Domaine Chatelain has been family-owned since the 17th century, and Vincent Chatelain, the most recent owner, represents the 11th generation to run the estate. Pouilly-Fumé food pairings: steamed prawn in garlic and lemon sauce, king crab in lemon butter, steamed mussels. Drink: 2019 - 2022 727990 13% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 88/100. February 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

De Angelis Offida Pecorino 2018, Marche D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Marche wine region, De Angelis Offida Pecorino is great value under $15. This is a vibrant white made for rich seafood dishes and yes, Pecorino cheese. This is a great producer from the area. De Angelis are a family run winery that hand harvest, use natural yeasts, and have been recently been certified organic. Pecorino is often overshadowed by the more famous Verdicchio, which has many appellations nearby. Verdicchio is lean and crisp, while Pecorino has a softer more inviting character with aromas of fresh white peach, vanilla, spring florals and fine herb notes on the palate. This vintage is also showing soft orange and white pepper spice flavours with a gentle briny finish. Pecorino food pairings: grilled shellfish, salads, quiches, seafood pizza. Drink: 2019 - 2021 577734 12.9% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. February 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rockway Fergie Jenkins Limited Edition Riesling 2017, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From the Niagara Escarpment wine region, this juicy and mouth-watering Riesling is off-dry with crunchy green apple, lime zest, honey and mineral flavours on the palate. Pair with spicy Korean barbeque ribs. This wine honours Ontario-born Ferguson "Fergie" Jenkins. He was the first Canadian Cy Young Award winner and the first Canadian inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame. A portion of sales support the Fergie Jenkins Foundation charities. Riesling food pairings: shellfish curries, sushi, mild Thai curries, pork schnitzels. Drink: 2019 - 2021 485326 10% M 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. February 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kenwood Chardonnay 2018, Sonoma County, California, United States: A great value, full-bodied, smoky, silky Chardonnay under $20 with ripe stone fruit, ripe melon, butterscotch and smoky vanilla flavours on the palate. Pair with roast chicken, or game hens. Kenwood Vineyards was established in 1970 in the former Pagani Brothers Winery, a historic cellar dating back to 1906. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled chicken, seared tuna, salmon cakes. Drink: 2019 - 2023 158790 13.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. February 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Auntsfield Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Southern Valleys, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Love this clean, crisp and mouth-watering Sauvignon Blanc from the Auntsfield in the Marlborough region with classic gooseberry, grassy, grapefruit and mineral flavours mouth-filling on the palate. Auntsfield was the first vineyard and winery established in Marlborough in 1873. Wine grapes are certified-sustainably grown in the ancient greywacke rock and loess clay soils of a single vineyard. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: oriental chicken salad with yoghurt and citrus dressing, grilled lemon herb chicken breast, roast duck breast on sliced poached pears. Drink: 2019 - 2021 663286 13% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. February 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Jacky Marteau Sauvignon Touraine 2018, Loire A.C., France: A juicy, great value 100% Sauvignon Blanc under $20 with vibrant citrus, classic herbal-grassy and clean mineral flavours Sauvignon Touraine from the Loire wine region gives to the Sauvignon Blanc wine grape. So versatile and easy to enjoy . Pair with herbed flatbreads, quiche dishes and salads. Sauvignon Touraine food pairings: Thai green curry fish, fresh oysters on the half shell, chicken and sage skewers, fresh tomato and basil salad, pan-fried freshwater fish. Drink: 2019 - 2023 745349 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 91/100. February 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hugel Gentil 2017, Alsace A.C., France: A classic, elegant Alsatian white wine, a fresh and juicy white blend ofPinot Blanc Auxerrois, Riesling, and Pinot Gris, and a little Gewürztraminer, Muscat Ottonel and Muscat d'Alsace. Generous on the palate with ripe apple, pear, chamomile, grapey and sweet spice flavours on the palate. Food pairings: seared scallops, sushi, vegetables, herbed chicken, pork dishes. Drink: 2019 - 2022 367284 12% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. February 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Séguinot-Bordet Chablis 2018, Burgundy A.C., France: A lemon zesty Cru Village Chablis with crisp and crunchy green apple, fresh stone fruit, mineral flavours and a leesy finish. Clean and mouth-watering delicious but could benefit from three more years in cellar to show its best. Chablis food pairings: fresh steamed freshwater shrimp sammies, seafood hotpot, steamed mussels and frites. Drink: 2023 - 2028 289371 12.5% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 90/100. February 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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