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Vintages Release April 15, 2020

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Dessert Wine

Williams & Humbert Walnut Brown Medium Sweet Sherry, Jerez D.O., Spain: A lovely oloroso sherry that's not as sweet as a cream cherry; rather it has a terrific dark nutty, black toffee goodness (thus Walnut Brown). Try this sometime instead of tawny port with hard cheeses, toasted nuts or crème brûlée. Sherry food pairings: spice cake, crème brûlée, fruit-based desserts, pastries, fresh field berries in cream. Drink: 2017 - 2021 437467 19.5% MS 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. April 2020. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Tawse Grower's Blend Cabernet Franc 2015, Niagara Escarpment, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A supple, smooth, full-bodied cool-climate Cabernet Franc from the Niagara Peninsula. Aromas of chocolate and mocha from oak aging, along with black plums. This wine was aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Pair with roast beef. Cabernet Franc food pairings: Game meat, hard cheeses, grilled bavette steak stir fry. Drink: 2019 - 2025 284570 13.5% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ca' Romé Romano Marengo Cerretta Barolo 2012, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Ca' Romé Romano Marengo Cerretta 2012 is a full-bodied, robust and grippy Barolo from the Piedmont wine region. Wow, there are tannins. Can certainly cellar for a few more years. Nice nose of cocoa, dried fruit, burnt orange peel and savoury spice. Excellent concentration of rich, dark fruit with notes of tobacco, liquorice, roses, violets and vanilla. This 1.7 hectare vineyard in Cerretta, one of Serralunga’s designated crus, was planted in 1961. Barolo food pairings: prime rib, New York strip loin barbecued ribs in rich gravy. Drink: 2020 - 2030 455 14.5% D 750 mL $74.95 Score: 91/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Paradis 2015, Coteaux D'aix En Provence, Provence A.P., France: Produced by Xavier et Odile Thieblin, Château Paradis 2015 is a full-bodied red wine blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Grenache. You can smell the wild herbs from the Provence wine region. On the palate, the wine is dry, ripe red berries, meaty, flinty finishing with ripe black currant and dried tobacco leaf flavours on the palate. Hardy and robust with terrific tannins, pair with a roast Tomahawk steak. Enjoy now and for the next three years. Food pairings: veal Porterhouse steak, grilled T-bone steak, lamb lollipops. Drink: 2021 - 2025 415984 15.5% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 88/100. April 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Foreign Affair Winery Dream 2016, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From the Niagara wine region, The Foreign Affair's Dream 2016 is a juicy, succulent, full-bodied red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot grapes, 15% of which are dried for four months in appassimento style prior to fermentation. The final blend was aged in French, American and Hungarian oak barrels for one year. Ripe dark cherries, blackberry, fruit cake and sweet tobacco flavours fill the palate. Tannins are firm. Cellar for three years or decant and pour with smoky ribs. Food pairings: smoky game burgers, beef steak, rack of lamb, smoked cheeses. Drink: 2019 - 2025 364380 14% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Volte dell'Ornellaia 2017, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: A full-bodied Sangiovese and Merlot mouthful with ripe black currant, blackberry, mint her and savoury herb flavours on the palate. Rich and juicy with concentrated fruit. Tannins are fine and dusty. Enjoy now and for the next five years. Food pairings: spaghetti and meatballs, veal parmesan, sautéed veal medallions. Drink: 2019 - 2024 964221 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cuddy By Tawse Cabernet Merlot 2015, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: This Cabernet Merlot from Ontario's Niagara Peninsula opens up in layers of ripe dark berry, raspberry, dark chocolate, espresso, minty and sweet spice flavours on the palate. Complex and concentrated and simply an outstanding wine by Tawse winery. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: BBQ hamburger, short rib ragu with tagliatelle, wine-braised pork tacos. Drink: 2019 - 2024 469031 12.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domain Mega Spileo Grand Cave Dry Red 2013, Achaia P.G.I., Greece: A Mavrodaphne and Mavro Kalavritino red wine blend aged for 24 months in mostly new French oak barrels and quite warming at 14.5% alcohol. Needs a bit more time in cellar or decant two hours prior to pouring with rich roast lamb dishes. Dark cherry, fresh herbs, earthy dark spice and firm tannins on this mouth-watering, medium-plus-bodied red wine blend. Dry Red food pairings: lamb shish kebab, spanakopita, roast veal. Drink: 2020 - 2031 466110 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cerro Añon Reserva 2015, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A dry and savoury mostly Tempranillo red wine blended with 20% Graciano and Mazuelo. Look for bright cherry, dark plum, pepper spice and soft vanilla flavours on this Rioja red. Wine grapes are sourced from the Riojas Alta and Oriental. Food pairings: leg of lamb, cheese, hearty lasagne, grilled sirloin steak. Drink: 2020 - 2024 114306 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. April 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masi Serego Alighieri Monte Piazzo Valpolicella Classico 2015, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: This is a full-bodied Valpolicella Classico Superiore from the Veneto wine region produced from the Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara red wine grapes. Savoury and smooth with dried cherry, plum jam, mint, cedar spice flavours earthy on the palate. Pair it with grilled meats. Pietro Alighieri, son of the renowned poet Dante, bought land in 1353 and for 20 generations the family has been making wine. Valpolicella Classico food pairings: game, roast leg of lamb, rich meat lasagne. Drink: 2020 - 2025 661306 14% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. April 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beyra Vinhos de Altitude Red 2017, Beira D.O.C., Portugal: Rui Roboredo Madeira is one of the most energetic, dynamic winemakers in Portugal and is a leading voice in the new wave of quality-driven, wine. A juicy red wine blend of Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo) and Touriga Nacional with soft cherry, plum and savoury spice flavours on the palate. Easy to enjoy now. Grapes are grown at an elevation of 700 metres and the wine is aged in stainless steel tank to retain its fresh and bright fruit flavours. Food pairings: grilled pork chops, rack of BBQ ribs, lentil dishes, veal Porterhouse, borscht. Drink: 2020 - 2024 408120 13% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 86/100. April 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Crasto 2017, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: A plushy, juicy unoaked Douro red blend of 35% Touriga Nacional, 30% Tinta Roriz, 25% Touriga Franca and 10% Tinta Barroca from Crasto. A small portion of the blend was aged for six months in French oak with the balance in stainless steel tank. Juicy and fresh with wild red berry, cherry and spicy flavours on the palate. Enjoy with burgers from the grill. Food pairings: slow-braised brisket, roast goose, rabbit fricassee. Drink: 2020 - 2029 81588 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. April 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stobi Vranec 2017, Tikves, Republic Of North Macedonia: A rustic and full-bodied, deep dark red wine produced from the Vranac wine grape with charry black fruit and toasty oak flavours on the palate. A game stew would be a perfect pairing to this wine. The Vranac grape has a genetic connections with both Primitivo and Zinfandel. Vranec food pairings: stir-fry of spicy beef and broccoli, sausage cassoulet, roasted root vegetable casserole. Drink: 2020 - 2023 317297 14% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 84/100. April 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Descendientes de J. Palacios Pétalos 2017, Bierzo D.O., Spain: A full-bodied Spanish red wine from one of the country's most respected producers, Alvaro Palacios. Smooth and long with bright red berry, sous bois, tobacco leaf, savoury herb and smoky flavours on the palate. So good with grilled lamb chops in roasted garlic and rosemary. Food pairings: roast beef, roast veal, hamburgers, venison. Drink: 2020 - 2023 446484 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castello di Ama San Lorenzo Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Fresh and bright Sangiovese bursting with layers of red cherry and wild berries earthy and underbrush flavours on the palate. Ama's vineyards are composed of argilo-calcerous soils and are planted along the top of a ridge in the commune of Gaiole in Chianti. Grape vines from here are low yielding delivering some very interesting wines. Chianti Classico food pairings: sausage and bean cassoulet, meat lasagne, vegetarian chilli. Drink: 2020 - 2033 418897 13% XD 750 mL $56.95 Score: 92/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mountadam The Red 2016, High Eden, Eden Valley, South Australia, Australia: A robust Meritage blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes. Wine grapes are sourced from the High Eden vineyards. The wine is then aged for 2 years in new French oak barrels. Look for bright red berry, plum, ripe cassis, earthy florals and dried sweet tobacco flavours with a lovely mocha finish on the palate. Food pairings: Asian chicken salad, asparagus and sugar snap sea soup, autumn hodge-podge, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2020 - 2033 931105 14.5% D 750 mL $28.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Boschendal 1685 Shiraz 2017, Coastal Region W.O., South Africa: A smoky, full-bodied, muscular Shiraz, dark and juicy with ripe black fruit, tarry, pepper spice and baking spice flavours on the palate. 1685 refers to the year of the original title deeds for the estate lands and the year J.S. Bach were born. Shiraz food pairings: grilled meats, meat-lover's pizza, bobojte. Drink: 2020 - 2024 542787 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. April 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Campo Arriba Old Vines Monastrell Syrah Tintorera 2017, Yecla D.O., Spain: Produced from grapes grown at some of the highest elevations in the Yecla region and a savoury blend of 70% Mourvèdre, 20% Syrah and 10% Grenache grapes matured 3 months in small French oak barrels. The winery was founded in 1925 by the Candela family. Look for ripe and rich dark plum, berry and savoury, earthy and dark chocolate flavours finishing long and satisfying. Monastrell Syrah Tintorera food pairings: grilled pork sausages, meat lover's pizza, grilled smoky ribs. Drink: 2020 - 2024 511519 14.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Luca G Lot Pinot Noir 2017, Tupungato, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Love this Pinot Noir from Tupungato, Uco Valley in Mendoza. Smoky and savoury with intense flavours of dark berry, cherries, fine herbs with a satisfying spicy and toasty finish. Partially whole-berry fermented. Pinot Noir food pairings: planked salmon, roast chicken or turkey. Drink: 2020 - 2023 175570 14% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 93/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Margherita Chianti Classico 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A lovely Chianti Classico with bright black cherry, red berry, cedar spice, savoury herbs all wrapped up in a whiff of smoke. Nicely done and so easy to enjoy. Pair with a vegetarian thin crust pizza and sun-dried tomatoes. Chianti Classico food pairings: meat lovers pizza, pasta in tomato sauce, breaded veal cutlets, cobb salad. Drink: 2020 - 2023 91694 13.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

M. Chapoutier Rasteau 2016, Rasteau, Rhône A.C., France: This blockbuster southern French red wine is at an incredibly great price. The 2016 vintage of the Chapoutier Rasteau is a blend of 60% Grenache and 20% each of Mourvèdre and Syrah grapes. The wine was matured in concrete tanks so the purity of the fruit shows through. Aromas of juicy blackberries and plums. Pair with grilled meats. Rasteau food pairings: pork roast, veal scallopini, cheesy pizza. Drink: 2020 - 2023 13012 15% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Guadalupe 2017, Alentejo, Portugal: A robust Portuguese red blend of mostly Tempranillo and some Trincadeira. Rich with dark cherry, pepper spice and dried herb flavours with great acidity for food on the palate. Easy to enjoy now. Pair with a veal Porterhouse. Food pairings: meat pizza, roast pheasant, Porchetta pork roast. Drink: 2020 - 2024 336313 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. April 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cecchi Storia di Famiglia Chianti Classico 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A robust Tuscany Chianti Classico region produced from 100% Sangiovese. Love the fragrant dark cherry, smoky and spicy nose on this toothsome red. Juicy with dark cherry, dried berry, meaty, spicy and mineral flavours vibrant on the palate. Food-friendly, pair with spaghetti and meatballs. Chianti Classico food pairings: veal piccata, meaty pasta and rich tomato sauce, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2020 - 2022 540922 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Michael David Freakshow Red 2016, Lodi, California, United States: A robust and juicy red blend of Syrah and Petite Sirah sourced from the Lodi Wine Region. Lush and ripe with plum compote, ripe blackberry, cracked pepper and toasty and caramel flavours mouth filling on the palate. Red food pairings: meat lover's pizza, gourmet burgers, Porchetta. Drink: 2020 - 2024 633545 15% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 89/100. April 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Hess Collection Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Napa Valley, California, United States: Hess collection is a well-respected Californian winery and sources its Cabernet Sauvignon wine grapes for Allomi 2016 form their estate Allomi Vineyard. There is some Petit Sirah wine grapes in support on this full-bodied and intense with black cherry, dark berry, earthy violets, baking spice flavours with a lingering toasty finish on the palate. Pair with a grilled sirloin steak topped with blue cheese. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: gorgonzola topped sirloin, grilled veggies, herb-crusted poultry, hearty meat dishes, hard cheese. Drink: 2020 - 2024 906420 14.5% D 750 mL $44.95 Score: 93/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fattoria Carpineta Fontalpino Do Ut Des 2015, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: A blockbuster Tuscany red wine produced from Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Warm and rich with dark berry, plum, pink florals, leather and spicy flavours on the palate. So good now. Pair with a Bistecca alla Fiorentina. Food pairings: Margherita pizza, lamb Bolognese, beef enchiladas, hard cheese, braised pork shanks with white beans. Drink: 2020 - 2028 48827 13.5% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 93/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tinazzi Feudo di Santa Croce LXXIV Primitivo di Manduria 2017, Puglia D.O.P., Italy: A supple and juicy Primitivo, rich with mouth filling cherry, mocha long and savoury on the finish. Nicely done. Pair with grilled meats. Primitivo Di Manduria food pairings: cranberry braised partridge, pork filet au gratin with green herbs, grilled chicken breast with cranberry and red currant sauce. Drink: 2020 - 2025 434217 14.5% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 89/100. April 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Vincens Prestige 2016, Cahors, Southwest A.C., France: A rich and smoky Malbec and Merlot full-bodied red wine blend from the Cahors, Roussillon wine region. Powerful ripe dark fruit, savoury herb and smoky oak flavours on the palate. Good now, better in a year or two. Pair with a game roast. Food pairings: beef stew, sausage cassoulet, meat lover's pizza. Drink: 2021 - 2023 272427 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. April 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fontanafredda Barbaresco 2015, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: A great Barbaresco with a great price point, produced from the iconic north Italy Nebbiolo wine grape. Smoky cherries with leather, sous bois, red berry and garrigue herbs juicy and vibrant on the palate. Food-friendly and begging for a rack of lamb from the grill. Tannins are chewy. Nice now, but better with a couple more years in cellar to show its best. Barbaresco food pairings: rich tomato sauce and pasta dishes, hard cheeses, grilled pork tenderloin. Drink: 2022 - 2034 631077 13.5% D 750 mL $32.95 Score: 92/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Elderton Shiraz 2017, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: This is a smoky, full-bodied 100% Shiraz from the Ashmead Family Vineyards in the Barossa Valley sourced from vines that ar3e between 15 to 100 years old. Intense with dark plum, blackberry, smoky vanilla and toasty oak spice flavours on the palate. Pair it with smoky ribs from the grill. Shiraz food pairings: BBQ meats, hearty meat meals, aged cheddar, grilled lamb. Drink: 2020 - 2026 713024 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Scattered Earth Bush Vine Cinsault 2018, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: A robust, tasty South African red wine made from Cinsault grapes, which are traditionally from the Rhône Valley, where its blended with Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes. Aromas of dark berries, spice and smoke. Pair with a rare steak. Cinsault food pairings: grilled pork chops, roast turkey, stuffed breast of veal. Drink: 2020 - 2024 13350 14% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 89/100. April 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Luigi Bosca Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Mendoza, Argentina: Love the balance and fullness of flavours on this classic made from Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark plum, blackberry, spicy and smoky flavours all beautifully balanced with vibrant acidity. Partially fermented in stainless steel tank with judicious use of oak. Tannins are fine. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled thick cut steaks, roast duck, venison stew. Drink: 2020 - 2024 128629 14% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 92/100. April 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ruffino Lodola Nuova Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A full-bodied Vino Nobile di Montepulciano red wine blend of 90% Sangiovese (Prugnolo Gentile), 5% each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot produced from grapes grown in the Lodola Nuova estate situated close to the medieval Tuscan village of Montepulciano. A stellar vintage showing ripe dark cherry, blackberry and spicy, savoury flavours on the palate. Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano food pairings: sausage and bean cassoulet, meat lasagne, vegetarian chilli. Drink: 2020 - 2023 332411 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tenuta La Fuga Brunello di Montalcino 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: This full-bodied Brunello is a juicy mouthful of ripe dark plum, cherry and dark berry flavours. Intense, savoury and spicy. Tannins are soft and rounding. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: rich tomato sauce and ravioli, tomato and beef short rib soup. Drink: 2020 - 2033 212837 15% XD 750 mL $62.95 Score: 88/100. April 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zonte's Footstep Blackberry Patch Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, Australia: The wine is named for King Arthur's legend: whomever could pull the sword Excalibur from the stone under the Avalon Tree, would rule as king. Also named for Australia's great gumtrees. A rich and juicy red wine blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance in Tempranillo. Vibrant with bright cassis, savoury herbs and dark spice flavours on the palate. Pair with roast boar. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: are roast beef, grilled T-bone steak, grilled sausages on the barbeque. Drink: 2020 - 2030 353193 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Gérard Bertrand Perles de Grenache Rosé 2018, Pays D'oc, Languedoc I.G.P., France: Produced by Gérard Bertrand, Perle De Grenache is a medium-bodied, dry and zesty rosé . Floral nose of white flower blossoms and ripe apples, dry and mouth-watering on the palate with strawberry and dusty herb flavours. Pair with grilled shellfish or summer salads. Rosé food pairings: grilled-chicken salads, seafood appetizers, seared tuna. Drink: 2019 - 2021 556209 12.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Nino Franco Brut Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: Crisp and clean with white peach and white grapefruit notes. Great for large gatherings. Nice price. Terrific persistence of bubbles and mousse. Pair with pasta in cream sauce. Prosecco Superiore food pairings: seafood in a citrus cream sauce, spring greens salad, soft cheeses. Drink: 2017 - 2020 349662 11% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 89/100. April 2020. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Pfaff Pinot Blanc 2018, Alsace A.C., France: A crisp, refreshing Alsatian white wine with aromas of lime zest and peach. Light-bodied with racy acidity for seafood. Pinot Blanc food pairings: fish tacos, pan-fried trout, seafood Alfredo. Drink: 2020 - 2021 10703 12.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. April 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2018, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: A medium-bodied Côtes du Rhône white wine blend from Château d'Ampus of 65% Viognier, 15% Roussanne, 10% Marsanne and 10% Bourboulenc from a terrific vintage. Fragrant on the nose with summer florals, ginger spice and soft orange flavours fresh and creamy on the palate. Food pairings: baked brie and apricot coulee, salad greens with goat cheese pomegranate and cranberry, hard cheeses. Drink: 2020 - 2023 290296 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ironstone Vineyards Chardonnay 2018, Lodi, California, United States: Love this classic California Chardonnay from the Lodi wine region. Buttery with tropical fruit and ripe stone-fruit flavours on the palate. Some Viognier and Chenin Blanc have been added to the blend giving the wine a honeyed apricot perfume and balanced acidity. The blended wine aged five months in new French oak barrels. Pair with grilled pork chops. Chardonnay food pairings: pasta, shellfish, chicken breast, barbecued pork. Drink: 2020 - 2024 355776 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clarence Dillon Clarendelle 2018, Bordeaux A.C., France: A medium-bodied fruity white Bordeaux blend of 47% Sémillon, 42% Sauvignon Blanc and 11% Muscadelle. Clarence Dillon purchased the estate in 1935 and the estate has been family-owned and operated ever since. This winery is overseen by Clarence Dillon's great-grandson, Prince Robert de Luxembourg and his team that produces the Haut-Brion and Mission Haut-Brion wines. Food pairings: roast turkey, salads topped with grilled chicken, seafood linguine. Drink: 2020 - 2023 28845 12.5% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 88/100. April 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wildass Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Not a typical Sauvignon Blanc, but delicious nevertheless. Crisp with tropical, ripe apple, peach and flavours with a lemony buttery finish. Stratus was the world's first fully LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) winery from 2005. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: poached salmon, green salads topped with goat cheese, steamed shrimp. Drink: 2020 - 2021 376814 12.9% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Roger & Didier Raimbault Sancerre 2018, Loire A.C., France: A bright and mouth-watering Sancerre, flinty with ripe stone fruit and lemon zest aromas on the nose. Juicy with ripe peach, lemon zest, fine green herbs with a mouth-watering flinty mineral finish. Sancerre food pairings: oysters on the half-shell, mussels Portuguese, clam linguine. MINE: From Roger & Didier Raimbault this is a zingy, lemon citrus Sancerre from different parcels of two soil types:. Drink: 2020 - 2024 82255 12.5% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Joseph Cattin Gewurztraminer 2017, Alsace A.C., France: From the Alsace wine region, a rich full-bodied classic Gewurztraminer with ripe peach, lychee, rose petal, sweet cake spice and bright citrus flavours rich and smooth on the palate. Delicious! Chill and pair with pork rib roast. Gewurztraminer food pairings: ham, pork tenderloin topped with unsweetened apricot chutney, curried rice with cloves, cinnamon and cardamom, pork schnitzels. Drink: 2019 - 2022 224626 13% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. April 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thierry Delaunay Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Touraine, Loire A.P., France: Love this Old World Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire. This is a medium-bodied, bone-dry SB with bright citrus, gooseberry, chalky, mineral flavours that Touraine is known to give to its white wines with no lack of expression on this vibrant white. Delicious. Chill and enjoy on its own or pair with pan-fried trout. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: fresh-crab shellfish, crab cakes, cheese, poultry. Drink: 2019 - 2021 391847 12.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flat Rock Cellars Chardonnay 2016, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Love this Chardonnay, and I'm not a Chardonnay lover. So luscious and fall into it loveliness. Rich, full-bodied with lovely aromas of butterscotch, vanilla smoke and fleshy peach. Pair with roasted chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, pasta with tomato sauce, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2018 - 2021 286278 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. April 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Four Feathers 2018, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Lovely and floral, Four Feathers is an off-dry, well-crafted white wine blend of Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay wine grapes. Sweetness and vibrant acidity are at play here with ripe pear, pink grapefruit, cake spice and tropical fruit flavours on the palate. Great value. Enjoy now with a fish tacos, or a grilled pork tenderloin and mango compote. Food pairings: Caesar Salad, fried Gruyere cheese sandwich, raclette. Drink: 2019 - 2023 341586 12% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 91/100. April 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trésors de Loire Vouvray 2017, Loire A.C., France: Produced by Joseph Verdier, this medium-sweet floral French white wine from the Loire Valley produced from Chenin Blanc grapes. Juicy and zesty with layers of ripe peach, poached pear, soft orange and a lingering lemon tart finish. Nicely balanced with good acidity for food. Pair with a goat cheese souffle. Vouvray food pairings: seafood Shepherd's pie, crab cakes, mildly spiced shellfish curries, pad Thai. Drink: 2020 - 2022 427427 11.5% M 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. April 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Freemark Abbey Chardonnay 2017, Napa Valley, California, United States: A medium-plus-bodied Chardonnay from the Napa Valley fermented in stainless-steel tank and aged in French oak barrels giving the wine a creamy and luxurious mouthfeel. Look for fresh peach, fresh pineapple, melon, cinnamon and toasty flavours finishing long on the palate. Chardonnay food pairings: scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, grilled chicken breast, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2020 - 2024 361949 14.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 91/100. April 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pieropan Soave Classico 2018, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: A zesty Soave produced from Garganega and Trebbiano wine grapes finishing with crisp lime acidity. Look for crunchy green apple, light herb and soft spice flavours on this fresh white from Veneto. Pair with vegetarian dishes, seafood or shellfish. Soave Classico food pairings: tempura seafood, calamari, scallop and green peas stew. Drink: 2020 - 2021 946848 12% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 86/100. April 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pierre Sparr Mambourg Pinot Gris 2016, Mambourg, Alsace A.C., France: A Grand Cru Pinot Gris from the Alsace wine region produced by Pierre Sparr. Rich and medium sweet on the palate with honeyed apple, pear, ripe stone fruit, soft spice and citrus zest flavours. Nice with spicier dishes like onion tarte. Pinot Gris food pairings: pork tenderloin, roast turkey, seafood, pasta with cream sauce. Drink: 2020 - 2021 686451 12.5% M 750 mL $25.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viu Manent Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2018, Litueche, Colchagua Costa, Colchagua Valley, Chile: A great value Chardonnay produced from wine grapes from the Casablanca Valley wine region. Fragrant with ripe peach, pear and pineapple aromas, fresh and zesty with stone fruit, fine herb flavours with a clean and crisp briny mineral finish. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, sautéed pork tenderloin, crab cakes. Drink: 2020 - 2023 13860 14% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. April 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

13th Street Winery June's Vineyard Riesling 2019, Creek Shores, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Fragrant and fresh on the nose with white florals, honeyed stone fruit and petrol aromas. Zesty, medium-bodied and bright with lemongrass, fresh pear, ripe stone fruit, creamy red apply and flinty mineral finish on the palate. A single-vineyard Riesling produced from the Alsatian clone. Pair with smoked pork hocks and choucroute. Riesling food pairings: smoked salmon on baguette, mild curries, seafood salad. Drink: 2020 - 2023 147512 12% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. April 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Saint-Roch Vieilles Vignes Côtes du Roussillon Blanc 2018, Côtes Du Roussillon, Midi A.P., France: Produced from low-yielding old vines 80% Grenache Blanc 20% Roussanne fragrant with lemon curd, summer florals, pineapple and pear aromas on the nose. Smooth on the palate with ripe pear, honey and mineral flavours on the palate with a long crisp lemon zest finish. Pair with seafood dishes. Food pairings: roast turkey with all the trimmings, tender roast pork. Drink: 2020 - 2024 175232 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. April 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Allram Strass Grüner Veltliner 2018, Kamptal D.A.C., Austria: A spectacular Austrian white wine made from the country's iconic Gruner Veltliner grape. Aromas of lime zest and Asian pear. Terrific juicy acidity for seafood and shellfish. Grüner Veltliner food pairings: smoked salmon, crab cakes, seafood Alfredo. Drink: 2020 - 2022 14189 12.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. April 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Werner Anselmann Gewürztraminer Kabinett 2018, Pfalz Prädikatswein, Germany: A warmer, softer medium-bodied Gewürztraminer Kabinett produced by Werner Anselmann. The Anselmann family has been involved with viticulture for centuries, but it was in 1959 that Werner Anselmann founded this winery. Fragrant with lychee, pink florals and spicy flavours on the palate. Gewürztraminer Kabinett food pairings: spicy pork stir-fry, toasted almonds and strong cheeses. Drink: 2020 - 2022 630004 10.5% M 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. April 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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