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Dessert Wine

Union Forté 2012, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Taste-wise this is a cross between tawny port and a nutty sherry -- lovely dessert wine! Aromas and flavours of toffee, dry caramel and toasted nuts. Try it with hard cheeses and nuts. Food pairings: pecan pie, pavlova, bread pudding. Drink: 2016 - 2020 361758 18% S 500 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cotnari Grasa De Cotnari 2017, Cotnari, Moldavia D.O.C., Romania: Cotnari is a Romanian white wine from the Moldova wine region and produced from the Grasa grape. There is less than 1200 acres of Grasa planted in the world and all of it in Romania. Although Grasa is used to make both dry and sweet-style wines, this wine is a dessert wine made with botrytis-affected grapes to produce a semi-sweet style. Ripe apricot, marzipan and walnut flavours on the palate is matched by vibrant acidity. Chill and pair it with a dark chocolate mousse or creamy blue cheeses. Grasa De Cotnari food pairings: blue-vein cheeses, roasted nuts, apricot galette. Drink: 2020 - 2023 73205 11.5% S 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. April 2020. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Dereszla 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú 2013, Tokaj-Hegyalja, Hungary: Tokaj-Hegyalja Château Dereszla 5 Puttonyos is unctuous with layers of dried apricot, peach, marmalade and citrus layers made from 70% Furmint, 30% Hárslevelu. The botrytis affected grapes for this wine give a flavour of honey spice and an incredible, lingering minerality and mouth-watering finish. The higher the # “Puttonyos”, the sweeter the wine and this one is lush. Tokaji Aszú food pairings: spice cake, crème brûlée, fruit-based desserts, pastries, fresh field berries in cream. Drink: 2020 - 2025 12203 12.5% S 500 mL $48.95 Score: 95/100. April 2020. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Erasmus Shiraz 2017, Swartland W.O., South Africa: A full-bodied, tasty South African Shiraz with aromas of dark berries, plums and smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Shiraz food pairings: roast leg of lamb, prime rib, grilled root vegetable stew. Drink: 2020 - 2024 12688 13.5% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 91/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Teusner The Riebke Shiraz 2017, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: A blockbuster Barossa Shiraz produced by the Riebke brothers in the Ebenezer district of the Barossa Valley. Wine grapes are sourced from old vines, low yielding vines and the family has made wine for six generations. Kym Teusner is winemaker. An easy to enjoy Shiraz with ripe cherry, blueberry, dried fruit, violet, dark chocolate and minty flavours on the palate. Enjoy with burgers from the grill. Shiraz food pairings: lamb cutlets, hamburgers, espresso and cocoa-rubbed flank steak, black bean soup, cheese. Drink: 2020 - 2022 48470 14.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 92/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Oatley Signature Series GSM 2018, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: A full-bodied Grenache, Shiraz and Mouvedre (GSM) grapes so fragrant with ripe black plums, spiced red berry, sweet baking spices, savoury herb, cedar spice and toasty oak flavours on the palate. Enjoy now and for the next three years. Pair with a mixed grill. Gsm food pairings: roast pork, gourmet burgers, roast turkey. Drink: 2020 - 2023 489658 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Ferme du Mont Vendange Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2017, Rhône A.P., France: As always, spectacular! An superbly crafted, full-bodied Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A lush mouthful of ripe dark fruit, dark cherry, grilled herbs and sweet baking spice flavours on the palate. So goo now. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: filet mignon, rosemary lamb, crown pork roast. Drink: 2020 - 2024 309245 14.5% XD 750 mL $52.95 Score: 96/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vite Colte Essenze del Comune di Serralunga d'Alba Barolo 2013, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Del Commune Di Serralunga D'alba, Piedmont wine region, a well-priced, fleshy Barolo made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes. Earthy fresh mushroom, rose petals, bright red berry and anise aromas on the nose. Dry, mouth-watering with fresh red berry, cherry, sweet spice and mocha flavours warm and finishing long on the palate. Barolo food pairings: meaty stews, roast gamebirds, meat lover's pizza topped with steak. Drink: 2020 - 2029 576801 14.1% XD 750 mL $47.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cuvelier Los Andes Colección 2014, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Vibrant ruby in the glass with aromas of ripe red berries and blackberries on the nose. Cuvelier Los Andes winemaker Adrián Manchón blends 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot and Malbec for this vintage. Food pairings: venison filet mignon with red wine gravy, grilled bison strip steaks, goose and duck sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2020 - 2023 144014 15% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 93/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Josh Cellars Paso Robles Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Paso Robles, California, United States: A rich and full-bodied Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon. Smoky with ripe dark plum, blackberry, savoury herb and dark chocolate flavours on the palate. Easy to enjoy. Tannins are soft and rounded. Pair with gourmet burgers from the grill. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pork tenderloin, hodge-podge, grilled burgers. Drink: 2020 - 2024 412320 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine de Pignan Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016, Rhône A.C., France: A full-bodied southern French Châteauneuf Du Pape produced from eight different grape varieties. Look for ripe plum, creamy vanilla, anise and savoury herb flavours on the palate. Enjoy for the next eight years. Pair with a roast beef. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: leg of lamb with roast potatoes, veal sweetbreads with sautéed mushrooms, cassoulet. Drink: 2020 - 2026 473678 14% XD 750 mL $42.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Terra Noble Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Colchagua Valley, Chile: An outstanding full-bodied Chilean red. Fragrant with bright plum, violets. blueberry, stewed plums and fine herb aromas on the nose and flavours on the palate. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: venison filet mignon with red wine gravy, coq aux vins, bison burgers, tourtière. Drink: 2020 - 2023 46268 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masseria Altemura Sasseo Primitivo 2017, Salento, Puglia I.G.T., Italy: Sasseo (Sah-say-oh) is derived from the Italian word "sasso", meaning stone and refers to the abundance of limestone in the area. A full-bodied Primitivo with a rich nose of liquid dark plums, savoury spice and dark chocolate. Rich black fruit compote, meaty, earthy, sweet tobacco leaf and vanilla spice flavours on the palate with mouth-watering acidity. Tannins are grippy. Pair with a barbequed side of beef. Pair with bison burgers. Primitivo food pairings: spaghetti and meatballs, vegetarian lasagna, chicken stew and dumplings. Drink: 2020 - 2025 366955 14.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Yalumba Organic Shiraz 2018, South Australia, Australia: An organic, full-bodied smoky red wine with aromas of black plums and blackberries. Deep and rich with ripe black fruit, blackberry, cracked black pepper and smoke. Pair with grass-fed beef. Founded in 1849, Yalumba is one of the founding members of Australia's First Families of Wine. Shiraz food pairings: gourmet burgers, mutton with mint and coriander, pizza, barbecued beef, pork. Drink: 2020 - 2023 280883 14.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 92/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

San Fabiano Calcinaia Cellole Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A rich red blend of 70% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from organically grown wine grapes. This Gran Selezione Chianti Classico form the Tuscany wine region is a dry, full-bodied beauty with ripe dark fruit, savoury herbs and toasty oak spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are structured. Chianti Classico food pairings: Cannelloni, Spaghetti Bolognese, meaty lasagne. Drink: 2020 - 2027 411389 13% XD 750 mL $42.95 Score: 91/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Michele Castellani Cinque Stelle Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: produced by Collezione Ca' Del Pipa is an Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico. A blend of Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grape varieties, rich and dense with the flavours of dates, cherry compote, smoke, baked spice and a hint of chocolate. Made in the appassimento style of winemaking, whereby the grapes are dried for several weeks to concentrate the sugars and flavours. Aged in barrique and large botte for two years. Tannins are structured Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: rich tomato sauce and pasta, vegetarian lasagna, fricassee rabbit. Drink: 2020 - 2029 75127 15% XD 750 mL $53.95 Score: 92/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Autrand Côtes du Rhône-Villages 2017, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: A full-bodied 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah red wine blend sourced from old vines 40-plus years of age. Lush with earthy florals on the nose, crushed raspberry, blackberry, sweet ripe cherry, cedar spice, garrigue herb flavours on the palate and a lingering finish of white pepper spice. Great value under $20. Pair with a slow-braised beef brisket. Food pairings: grilled lamb chops, rich pasta dishes, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2020 - 2025 200030 14.2% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. April 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ironstone Old Vine Zinfandel 2017, Lodi, California, United States: A lovely Lodi Old Vine Zin with smoky dark cherry, red berry, blueberry flavours smooth and rich on the palate. Pair with BBQ ribs and wings. Zinfandel food pairings: barbecued ribs, wings, burgers, spaghetti Bolognaise, aged cheddar. Drink: 2019 - 2024 951889 14.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rocca delle Macìe Famiglia Zingarelli Riserva Chianti Classico 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Famiglia Zingarelli's Rocca Delle Macìe 2016 is a silky Riserva Chianti Classico with great acidity for food. Produced by Famiglia Zingarelli this is a dark, robust mouth-watering mostly Italian Sangiovese red with a splash of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and aged 24 months in French Allier barrels. Look for earthy, ripe blackberry, blueberry, savoury herb and smoked meat flavours on this full-bodied red wine from the Tuscany wine region. Pair with a savoury mushroom and cheesy pizza. Chianti Classico food pairings: mince sirloin, sausage and cheese pizza, Tuscan rabbit, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2019 - 2033 930966 13% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 94/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masi Brolo Campofiorin Oro 2015, Verona, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Smooth and smoky, a full-bodied Corvina, Rondinella and Oseleta red wine blend from the Veneto wine region. Rich with cherry liqueur, dark chocolate, vanilla, savoury dried wild herb flavours on the palate. Enjoy now and for the next 15 years. Food pairings: grilled lamb, pepper steak, spaghetti carbonara. Drink: 2019 - 2026 976092 14% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 92/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley, California, United States: A lush and layered, full-bodied California Cabernet Sauvignon with ripe cassis, raspberry, blackberry, plushy plum and oak spice flavours on the palate. Enjoy now and for the next 15 years. Silver Oak is one of Napa's most prestigious estates producing elegant, focussed and balanced Cabernet Sauvignons. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled rare steaks, blackened ribs with BBQ sauce, coq au vin, Cornish game hen, tomato tarte. Drink: 2019 - 2035 936039 13.8% XD 750 mL $207.95 Score: 93/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Nederburg The Manor House Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: Great value under $17 on this full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with a splash of Merlot and Tannat added to the blend. Look for ripe dark fruit, fresh herbs, pepper spice and smoky vanilla flavours on the palate. Tannins are supple and smooth. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast leg of venison, roast garlic and herb partridge, fresh green herbs lamb hamburgers. Drink: 2019 - 2023 68767 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. April 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Emiliana Coyam 2016, Los Robles Estate, Colchagua Valley, Chile: A juicy, mostly Syrah, Carmenère and Cabernet Sauvignon red wine blend with other red wine grapes in support for an excellent vintage. Fragrant with fresh violets, dark cherry, white pepper, vanilla and oak spice flavours on the palate with good acidity for food. Intense and elegant. Food pairings: roast leg of venison with sautéed mushrooms and sweet onions, roast pheasant, fried wild rabbit on toast. Drink: 2020 - 2029 63891 14.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

El Pedrosal Crianza 2014, Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain: A savoury, juicy Spanish red wine from the heart of the Ribera del Duero region. Made from the classic Tempranillo grape and aged 12 months in French and American oak. Pair with leg of lamb. Food pairings: pork roast, grilled game meats, roasted root vegetables. Drink: 2017 - 2024 540070 14.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 92/100. April 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pirathon Kalleske Shiraz 2013, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: This robust Australian shiraz is smooth and supple on the palate. The wine was aged for 18 months in new and used oak barrels. Full-bodied with aromas and flavours of black plum and dark spice. Finishes with pepper notes. Pair with roast beef. Shiraz food pairings: kangaroo New York strip loin steak on the BBQ, venison garlic sausage with roasted potatoes, corned venison. Drink: 2018 - 2021 130278 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Balbás Reserva 2006, Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain: This robust Spanish red wine is a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that was aged for 24 months in French oak barrels. It has a firm grip on the palate it offers more earthy, smoky, dusty aromas and flavours than fruit-forward ones. Complex, elegant and mature. Dry and subtle, with tanned leather and cigar box. This Spanish DO wine finishes with dry tobacco and cedar. Decant for 1 hour and pair with lamb and rosemary. Food pairings: rack of lamb, rib eye steak, pork crown roast. Drink: 2018 - 2020 85183 15% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 91/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia: Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label 2014 is a robust red produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Coonawarra, South Australia. Tremendous quality for the price. Pronounced aromas of blackberry, plum, eucalyptus, vanilla, toast, smoke and cake spices. Very fruity with pronounced flavours of cassis, red cherry, blackberry, bitter chocolate, toasty oak. Tannins are dense, but plushy. Enjoy now and for the next 15 years. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: meaty chili, game meats, hard cheese. Drink: 2018 - 2037 84996 14% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Columbia Crest H3 Merlot 2016, Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: The difference between daytime and night time temperatures in this eastern Washington state wine region is the reason why Merlots like this one are terrific and they can be even more rich and intense than their Cabernet Sauvignon based wines. H3 is a good example of a big, bold, juicy and full-bodied Merlot from this area with ripe dark cherry, plum compote, earthy florals and vanilla flavours on the palate. Pair with a pork tenderloin from the grill. Merlot food pairings: grilled pork chops, pepper steak, duck, grilled lamb, cheese. Drink: 2022 - 2024 209874 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cavino Nemea Grande Reserve 2012, Nemea P.D.O., Greece: Produced from 100% Agiorgitko red wine grapes the most planted indigenous grape of Greece. Bright with ripe red cherry, dark fruit a toasty vanilla flavours on this food-friendly, full-bodied red. Pair with grilled lamb. Food pairings: lamb stew, barbecued beef, sausage casserole. Drink: 2019 - 2024 295618 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

L.A. Cetto Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Guadalupe Valley, Baja California, Mexico: Incredible value on this smooth, silky and juicy red. Look for juicy, fleshy dark fruit, blueberry compote and savoury fine herb flavours on the palate. L.A. Cetto is the best-known wine producer in Mexico. Founder Don Angelo Cetto, of Italian origin, settled in Mexico in 1926. The Guadalupe Valley provides a great climate for viniculture: the Pacific Ocean’s cool winds result in chilly nights to maintain fresh acidity in the grapes while the days are very warm to ripen them. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pizza, spaghetti and meatballs, cold cuts, Mexican beef or pork dishes. Drink: 2020 - 2023 114066 13.5% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 89/100. April 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 2018, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia: Wine grapes for this full-bodied ultra-smooth Pinot Noir are sourced from the cool Yarra Valley and are hand-picked and vinified in a gravity flow winery in Healesville. Very Burgundian in style with tart cherry, earth and mocha flavours well-balanced with fresh acidity on the palate. Pinot Noir food pairings: cured meat tray, sausage, mushroom burgers, risotto. Drink: 2020 - 2021 178897 13.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. April 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Renato Ratti Ochetti Nebbiolo 2017, Langhe, Piedmont D.O.C., Italy: Nebbiolo is the noble red wine grape of Piedmont, renowned for the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. This one for the Langhe wine region in the province of Cuneo in Piedmont is fragrant with rose petals, earthy florals, tart cherry, leather and spice. Highly recommended. Nebbiolo food pairings: roast game meats, bison burgers, beefy casserole with rich tomato sauce. Drink: 2020 - 2021 186980 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. April 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tenuta di Burchino Il Burchino Sangiovese Cabernet Merlot 2015, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: A mouth-watering medium-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese red wine blend produced from biodynamically grown grapes. Vibrant with tart red fruit, dark plum, vanilla and oak spice flavours on the palate with a lingering sour cherry finish. Sangiovese Cabernet Merlot food pairings: roast duck, grilled pork sausages, grilled flat iron steak. Drink: 2020 - 2023 515460 12.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. April 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montes Alpha Carmenère 2017, Colchagua Valley D.O., Chile: Sustainably dry-farmed, Montes Alpha Carmenère is phenomenal with plushy plum, ripe blackberry, dark chocolate flavours on the palate finishing long, spicy and satisfying. Carmenère food pairings: wine-braised beef, turkey with heavy sauces, wild boar, bison chilli. Drink: 2020 - 2024 143230 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. April 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico Riserva 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A full-bodied Chianti Classico from Tuscany with ripe berry, dusty herbs, smoke and mocha notes wrapped up with mouth-watering acidity on the palate. Rich and muscular with dark berry, wild herb, minty and sagey flavours on the palate. Tannins are fine-grained. Chianti Classico Riserva food pairings: roast beef, pasta with meat sauce, char-grilled sausages, steak topped pizza. Drink: 2020 - 2033 650754 13.5% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Ferme du Mont Côtes Capelan Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016, Rhône A.P., France: Produced by winemaker and owner, Stéphane Vedeau, a juicy, 80% Grenache, 10% each Syrah Mouvedre Southern Rhône red wine blend with ripe blackberry, cherry and raspberry flavours rich and smooth on the palate matched by mouth-watering acidity. Tannins are velvety. Enjoy now and for the next 10 years. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: roast pork, braised beef short ribs, roast turkey. Drink: 2020 - 2027 78857 14.5% D 750 mL $97.95 Score: 93/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Merlot 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: A supple and plushy Merlot with dark spiced plums, rich blackberry, ripe red cherry, bell pepper flavours earthy and savoury on the palate. Finishes long and smooth with vibrant acidity. The wine matured 18 months in a combination of Hungarian, Russian, American and French oak barrels. Enjoy now with an equally juicy roast of pork. Merlot food pairings: grilled pork chops, meat stuffed Portobello mushrooms, grilled veal chops. Drink: 2020 - 2021 585737 14% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Los Helechos Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: A terrific, robust Argentine Cabernet Sauvignon with aromas of dark berries, spice and smoke. Long, satisfying finish. Perfect for grilled meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast beef, pasta with meat sauce, char-grilled sausages, steak topped pizza. Drink: 2020 - 2023 11959 13.8% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Mora Montefalco Sagrantino 2010, Umbria D.O.C.G., Italy: Produced from 100% Sagrantino grapes, this is a robust, unfiltered Italian red wine intensely fragrant with ripe dark fruit, earthy and toasty aromas on the nose. Dry, full-bodied and with ripe dark fruits, dark cherry, grilled herbs and savoury spice flavours on the plate with excellent acidity for food. Tannins are grippy so decant two hours prior to pouring with a meaty stew or grilled venison steak. Enjoy now and for the next 10 years. Sagrantino food pairings: pepper steak, roast leg of lamb with garlic and rosemary, roast pork tenderloin. Drink: 2020 - 2028 342394 14.5% D 750 mL $26.95 Score: 92/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zolo Malbec 2017, Mendoza, Argentina: Great value on this juicy, lush and layered Malbec wine. Full-bodied, silky with bright raspberry, blueberry and earthy florals on the palate. Tannins are velvety. Very drinkable now Malbec food pairings: spare ribs, steak fajitas, lamb cutlets, stir-fry tenderloin, grilled burgers, pork chops. Drink: 2020 - 2023 183905 13.8% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château La Fleur Pourret 2012, Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France: A Grand Cru, Right Bank Bordeaux from the Saint-Émilion wine region. Full-bodied 54% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon red wine blend sourced from vines averaging 40 years of age. Look for ripe dark plum, blackberry, mint, mocha and baking spice and sous bois flavours finishing with a mineral tang on the palate. Juicy acidity for food. Enjoy now and for the next five years. Pair with prime rib. Food pairings: veal medallions, roasted pork loin, prime rib, coq au vin. Drink: 2020 - 2026 455667 14.5% XD 750 mL $46.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Thalia Rosé 2019, Crete P.G.I., Greece: A pretty, light-bodied Greek rosé made from Kotsifali and Mandilaria grapes, native to Crete. Aromas of tart cherry with racy acidity for seafood. Nice price. Rosé food pairings: spanakopita, lamb kebabs, taramasalata. Drink: 2020 - 2022 14153 14.1% D 750 mL $10.95 Score: 88/100. April 2020. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Muga Conde de Haro Brut Cava 2016, Cava D.O., Spain: A medium-bodied 90% Viura and 10% Malvasía Cava with wine grapes sourced from high-altitude vineyards in the Rioja wine region. Made in the traditional method, bone-dry, medium-bodied with binned apple, white-fleshed stone fruit, fresh and clean on the palate. Nicely done and so easy to enjoy. Brut Cava food pairings: turkey, shellfish, pasta, charcuterie, vegetarian casserole. Drink: 2020 - 2021 168559 12% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thirty Bench Sparkling Riesling, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: So crisp, toasty and refreshing: this Niagara sparkling wine shines! Elegant with great finesse. Pair with chic cocktails parties and caviar. Sparkling Riesling food pairings: pasta, lightly spiced curry dishes, lamb stew, white turkey meat. Drink: 2016 - 2022 469478 12% D 750 mL $38.95 Score: 93/100. April 2020. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis Bouillot Perle Rare Brut Crémant de Bourgogne 2015, Burgundy A.C., France: Produced from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gamay and Aligoté wine grapes, a vibrant vintage Crémants with brioche, bright pear, apple flavours on the palate, finishing long with a stony minerality. A seriously good bubble from Burgundy. Chill and enjoy with all things seafood. Crémant De Bourgogne food pairings: hors d'oeuvres, steamed crab, grilled shellfish. Drink: 2019 - 2021 178137 12% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. April 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Piper-Heidsieck Brut Champagne 2012, Champagne A.C., France: A terrific French sparkling wine from a vaunted Champagne producer. Youthful and fresh, a blend of 52% Pinot Noir and 48% Chardonnay wine grapes. Fresh and lively with bright apple, red berry and toasty flavours delivered on a lacy, persistent mousse. Chill and enjoy now and for the next 10 years. Pair with all things shellfish. Champagne food pairings: lightly spiced vegetarian curry dishes, white turkey meat, fish tacos, seafood. Drink: 2020 - 2028 409326 12% XD 750 mL $79.95 Score: 93/100. April 2020. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stars Brut Nature Reserva Cava 2016, Cava D.O., Spain: A fresh, crisp and toasty sparkling cave made in the traditional method of making champagne. Made from local and traditional Parellada, Xarel-lo and Macabeu wine grapes from making cava. Vibrant with fresh pear, stone fruit and citrus flavours on the palate. According to the back label, since 1987, Castillo Perelada hosts one of the most prestigious music festivals in Europe. The 2018 festival includes tenor Jonas Kaufmann and a performance of Massenet's opera Thaïs featuring Plácido Domingo. Cava food pairings: steamed Dungeness crab, steamed lobster with lemon garlic sauce, seafood tapas. Drink: 2020 - 2021 515221 11.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. April 2020. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Love this Sauvignon Blanc with its zesty lime zest, tropical fruit, fresh herb and bell pepper flavours on the palate. Mouth watering too. Pair with green salads topped with warm herbed goat cheese. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Masala salad, saffron potato cakes, spinach and watercress salad with raspberry dressing. Drink: 2019 - 2022 677450 13.5% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Guy Saget Sancerre 2018, Loire A.C., France: This Sancerre is bright and lively with green herbs, gooseberry, bright citrus and clean mineral flavours on the finish. Pair with pan-fried trout. Sancerre food pairings: goat cheese pizza, smoked salmon Bennies, fresh-steamed shrimp sammies. Drink: 2020 - 2022 10626 13% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. April 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kellerei Bozen Pinot Grigio 2018, Südtirol - Alto Adige D.O.C., Italy: A cool-climate Pinot Grigio from the Alto Adige in northern Italy. Dry and ultra-fresh with white florals, green apple crunch, ripe pear, lemon zest flavours creamy on the palate and finishing with a flinty minerality. Mouth-watering from beginning to end. Pinot Grigio food pairings: pineapple and ham pizza, baked mussel and clam casserole, spring greens salad with pear and apple. Drink: 2020 - 2022 249466 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. April 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montes Limited Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Leyda Valley D.O., Chile: A great value Sauvignon Blanc from the Leyda Valley, Chile. Fresh and grassy on the nose with lime and chive aromas. Mouth-watering on the palate with tropical fruit, fine herb, lime zest flavours on the palate. Pair with a ceviche. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: grilled whitefish, tuna salad, goat cheese and spinach salad. Drink: 2020 - 2021 32060 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. April 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Napa Valley, California, United States: Love this fresh, mouth-watering Sauvignon Blanc with a smattering of Semillon. Medium-bodied, dry with grapefruit, fresh stone fruit and smoky flavours finishing with a flinty minerality on the palate. Pair with grilled Mahi mahi. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: smoked salmon, smoked whitefish, pan-fried pan fish. Drink: 2020 - 2022 707224 13.9% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 91/100. April 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jost Vineyards Tidal Bay 2018, Nova Scotia, Canada: A vibrant off-dry white wine blend of 60% L'Acadie, 15% Muscat, Ortega and 10% Cayuga grapes from Nova Scotia's largest winery. Aromatic with white florals, lime, lemon zest and soft citrus. Juicy with a light citrusy spritz, soft orange, lime and lemon zest flavours with a mouth-watering briny mineral finish that would cut through any reach seafood dish. Food pairings: seafood canapes, salads, grilled shellfish. Drink: 2020 - 2021 431783 11% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 89/100. April 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Chevallier Chablis 2018, Burgundy A.P., France: A classic Old-World Chablis with Intense mineral and crunchy green apple flavours smooth on the palate and finishing with a lime zest and flinty mineral finish. Mouth-watering acidity and food friendly, Chill and enjoy with a Coquilles St. Jacques or seafood Alfredo. Chablis food pairings: green salads topped with grilled prawns, lobster in butter sauce, cheese, poultry. Drink: 2020 - 2025 112227 12.5% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 88/100. April 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alba Vega Albariño 2018, Rias Baixas D.O., Spain: A refreshing Albariño to pair with any seafood dish. Zesty with lime-lemon zest, white florals and bright mineral flavours on the palate -- a vibrant food-friendly wine. Pair with crab cakes and fish tacos. Albariño food pairings: Niçoise salad, crab cakes, shellfish hot pot. Drink: 2020 - 2021 488973 12.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. April 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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