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Vintages Release September 4, 2020

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Dessert Wine

Offley Late Bottled Vintage Port 2015, Douro D.O.P., Portugal: Deep ruby with ripe plum, dark fruit, red berry fruit, cigar box, earthy and balsamic flavours on the palate. Tannins are structured. Yummy! Enjoy with rich chocolate desserts. Port food pairings: Stilton or Roquefort cheese, foie gras. Drink: 2020 - 2032 70086 20.5% S 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. September 2020. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Carmenère 2017, Peumo, Cachapoal Valley, Chile: Savoury with dark cherry, plum, dark berry dried fine herbs full-bodied and lush with baking and black pepper spice flavours on the palate. Pair with roast boar. Carmenère food pairings: spicy red meats, tomato-based dishes, rare steak, dark chocolate. Drink: 2020 - 2024 169862 14.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. September 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem 2017, Latour-De-France, Côtes Du Roussillon, France: From Latour-De-France, Roussillon wine region, M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem 2017 is a Côtes du Roussillon-Villages sourced from one commune of Latour de France. This is a big and rich, full-bodied red blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah loaded with black cherry, black currant, plum, earthy black pepper and baking spice flavours on the palate. Pair with lamb! Food pairings: filet mignon, slow-roasted baron of beef, rib steak. Drink: 2020 - 2025 643239 14% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 95/100. September 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mitolo G.A.M. Shiraz 2015, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: A red wine beast produced from mostly Shiraz wine grapes from the Chinese Block Vineyard in south McLaren Vale. Full on ripe black cherry, mulberry and chocolate, rich and concentrated. Pour with a Porterhouse steak. Tannins are fine-grained. Drink or hold. Shiraz food pairings: three cheese pizza, Margherita pizza, roasted asparagus, garlic and goat cheese flan. Drink: 2020 - 2026 596031 14.5% D 750 mL $37.95 Score: 93/100. September 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Francis Ford Coppola Archimedes Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Produced by Francis Ford Coppola, the wine is named after the Greek mathematician Archimedes who nearly 2,000 years ago established the laws of physics. Archimedes' principle, a law of physics, indicates that the upward buoyant force that is exerted on a body immersed in a fluid is equal to the weight of the fluid that the body displaces. Deep and dark ruby in the glass with plum compote, earthy wild herbs and ripe dark fruit flavours on the palate. Pair with a balanced diet of grilled red meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: barbecued steak, grilled lamb chops, Asian chicken salad, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2020 - 2030 431825 14.5% D 750 mL $79.95 Score: 91/100. September 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castello di Bossi C. Berardenga Chianti Classico 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A medium-plus-bodied Chianti Classico from the Tuscany wine region. So quaffable now with dried cherry, smoke, chocolate, baking spice and nutty flavours on the palate. Tannins are fine and dusty. Pair it with gorgonzola gnocchi. Chianti Classico food pairings: cheese pizza, rich pasta and tomato sauce, roast leg of veal. Drink: 2020 - 2021 994608 14% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 88/100. September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Michele Chiarlo Le Orme 16 Months Barbera d'Asti 2017, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Love this full-bodied smoky Barbera D'asti layered with ripe plum, ripe cherry, dark chocolate, anise and cold black tea flavours on the palate, balanced with a zesty acidity and supple tannins. Barbera D'asti food pairings: cheesy pizza, roasted pepper, tomato and pasta casserole, grilled Italian sausage. Drink: 2020 - 2022 265413 13.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. September 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rioja Vega Crianza 2016, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: This full-bodied Rioja Crianza is great value under $20. Look for ripe plum, dark cherry, tanned leather, smoky vanilla and oak spice flavours on the palate. Good cellaring candidate - about three years. Food pairings: bison burgers, venison stew, stuffed venison flank. Drink: 2019 - 2026 471854 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. September 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gabriel Meffre La Chasse Grande Reserve 2015, Vacqueyras, Rhone Valley, France: A rustic, robust southern French red wine blend of mostly Syrah and Grenache grapes. Aromas of tart blackberry and smoke. Decant 1 hour and pair with a rare steak. Food pairings: prime rib roast, grilled strip loin steak, roast leg of lamb. Drink: 2018 - 2022 15455 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. September 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Larose-Trintaudon 2009, Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux A.C., France: There is mocha and dark chocolate on the nose of this robust Bordeaux red wine from the Left Bank of the Gironde River. This full-bodied red is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot from the excellent 2012 vintage. Fleshy black plums are on the palate. Decant 1 hour. Pair with a rare steak. This wine was aged French oak barrels for 12 months. Decant 1 hour. This full-bodied red wine is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot from the excellent 2012 vintage. Pair with a rare steak. Food pairings: turkey, roast breast of veal, prime rib. Drink: 2018 - 2024 297945 13.7% XD 750 mL $30.95 Score: 91/100. September 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Anakena Premium Selection Andes Blend 2016, Cachapoal Valley D.O., Chile: From Anakena, a medium-plus-bodied red blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 25% Carmenère sourced from the Cachapoal Valley Wine Region. Ona Andes Blend is so named for the Onawo or Ona people from the Patagonian region and the Tierra del Fuego islands shared by Argentina and Chile. Look for ripe dark fruit, plum, savoury herbs and spice on this juicy and zesty red. Pair with roast lamb. Food pairings: BBQ, steak, game meats, grilled sausages. Drink: 2019 - 2022 632315 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. September 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Sonoma County, California, United States: Produced by the Duckhorn Wine Company, a robust red wine blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with 10% Merlot, 3% Zinfandel and splashes of Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah matured in French oak. Rich with generous black and blueberry fruit, smoky vanilla, mocha and savoury herb flavours with balanced acidity. Tannins are firm but manageable. Enjoy with grilled beef or lamb dishes. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: veal chops, rosemary lamb, barbecued ribs in sauce, strong cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2025 186171 13.9% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. September 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2018, Swartland, South Africa: Excellent value for this robust, smooth South African red wine. Pair with hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2019 - 2022 595280 14.6% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. September 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clos de L'Oratoire des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016, Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Rhône A.P., France: A plushy, full-bodied red from the Southern Rhône with red plum, black raspberry, sweet spice and savoury herb flavours silky on the palate. The winery was originally built as a place of prayer in the 18th century. The vines are planted in limestone, sand and clay pebbles which results in wines of great concentration. Food pairings: grilled lamb, pepper steak, wild mushroom stuffed pork tenderloin. Drink: 2020 - 2024 993279 14.5% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 91/100. September 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir 2017, Monterey County, California, United States: A pretty Pinot Noir from Monterey County, California. The cool-climate of Monterey is definitely an influence here with vibrant red berry notes, pink florals, bright red berry, dried fine herb and toasty oak flavours on the palate. Easy to enjoy. Monterey Pinot Noir food pairings: prime rib, roast quail, stuffed chicken, venison burgers. Drink: 2020 - 2024 367896 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. September 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rodney Strong Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Sonoma County, California, United States: Produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Talk about a backbone, elegant with black currant, red berry, plum, cigar box and dark chocolate flavours finishing smoky smooth on the palate. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb Bolognese, Asian chicken salad, pork tenderloin, barbecued steak. Drink: 2020 - 2025 382325 13.9% D 750 mL $69.95 Score: 92/100. September 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Trasqua Chianti Classico 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A well-priced Chianti Classico from the Tuscany wine region. Dry, medium-bodied and fruity red with bright cherry, pink florals finishing nutty and zesty on the palate. Tannins are fine but firm. Enjoy now with a pizza Margherita. Chianti Classico food pairings: wild-mushroom risotto, veal parmigiana roast turkey. Drink: 2020 - 2021 121160 14.2% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 87/100. September 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zaha El Corte 2016, Toko Vineyard, Paraje Altamira, Mendoza, Argentina: A full-bodied, juicy, supple Argentine red wine blend of 70% Malbec and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Intense with bright dark plum, grilled herbs, mocha and toasty oak flavours on the palate. Textured and savoury. Pour with grilled meats and game sausage. Food pairings: grilled lamb chops, sausage cassoulet, roasted root vegetables. Drink: 2020 - 2028 629972 13.8% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Château de Berne Inspiration Rosé 2019, Côtes De Provence, Provence A.P., France: Love the fragrant aromas of white flowers, grapefruit, fresh lime on this pretty rosé from Provence. Dry with grapefruit, fresh melon, lime zest flavours silky on the palate and finishing long with flinty mineral notes. Rosé food pairings: charcuterie and cheese plate, roast maple smoked ham, green salads. Drink: 2020 - 2021 278861 12.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. September 2020. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

13th Street Pink Palette Rosé 2019, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A popular and great value juicy rosé from the Niagara wine region with ripe wild strawberry, rhubarb, crushed raspberry flavours on the palate finishing spicy and citrus zesty with great acidity for food. Rosé food pairings: charcuterie, pork or mushroom burgers, bean salads, salty cheeses like pecorino or asiago. Drink: 2020 - 2021 275834 12% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. September 2020. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Louis Guntrum Oppenheim Herrenberg Riesling Auslese 2015, Rheinhessen Qualitätswein, Germany: The lovely 2015 vintage of the Oppenheim Herrenberg Riesling Auslese features aromas of apple blossom, lime zest and white peach. A vibrant streak of acidity provides perfect balance to the natural sweetness of this wine. Pair with a glazed ham and chutney. Riesling Auslese food pairings: pork schnitzels, onion tarte, mild curries, Korean-style ribs. Drink: 2020 - 2033 987909 7.7% S 750 mL $28.95 Score: 92/100. September 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Imagery Estate Winery Chardonnay 2018, California, United States: A beautiful Californian Chardonnay with aromas of butterscotch, golden apple and smoke. Lots of layers and full-bodied pleasure. Pair with roast chicken or veal. Drink: 2019 - 2023 15000 13.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. September 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay, Coastal Region W.O., South Africa: So much flavour on this South African Chardonnay, fragrant and juicy with ripe tropical fruit, lemon citrus and well-integrated oak spice with a buttery finish on the palate. Chardonnay food pairings: roast turkey, sautéed pork tenderloin, buttered lobster rolls. Drink: 2020 - 2023 367698 14% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. September 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wente Riva Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay 2018, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County, California, United States: A single-vineyard, cool-climate Chardonnay from the Arroyo Seco in Monterey County, California. Buttery with ripe stone fruit, orchard fruit, apple pie spice and briny mineral flavours creamy and fresh on the palate. This Chardonnay is 90% barrel-fermented giving it that creaminess. Chardonnay food pairings: pan-seared scallops, blackened chicken, lobster, corn-on-the-cob. Drink: 2020 - 2024 979344 13.5% D 750 mL $27.95 Score: 90/100. September 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dr. Loosen Berkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett 2017, Mosel Prädikatswein, Germany: A gorgeous, medium-bodied, off-dry German Riesling with aromas of lime blossom and green apple. Racy acidity for fresh seafood. Riesling Kabinett food pairings: mild curries, veal schnitzel, grilled pork chops with applesauce, onion tarte. Drink: 2020 - 2027 15295 11.5% MS 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. September 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Colomé Torrontés 2019, Calchaquí Valley, Salta, Argentina: Produced by the Hess Family, a bright and fragrant Torrontés with wine grapes sourced form their best high-altitude vineyards planted at 1700 to 3100 metres above sea level. So fresh and floral with bright grapefruit, white stone fruit and lemon zest flavours finishing crisp and long on the palate. Enjoy now in all of its freshness. Torrontés food pairings: spicy dishes and curries, salads, seafood, shellfish, vegetarian dishes. Drink: 2020 - 2021 357913 13.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. September 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Muga Barrel Fermented White 2018, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A dry, medium-bodied white wine blend with mostly Viura and some Malvasia wine grapes sourced from the Rioja. Bright and citrusy with white-fleshed stone fruit, fennel and fine herb flavours creamy on the palate. Good acidity for food. Pair with grilled fish. Barrel Fermented White food pairings: roast chicken, grilled trout, pork. Drink: 2020 - 2022 958736 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. September 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Laroche Vieilles Vignes Les Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru 2018, Burgundy A.C., France: A crisp and zesty Premier Cru Chablis from the Burgundy wine region produced from old vines Chardonnay with lemon meringue, ripe peach and summer floral aromas on the nose. Vibrant, taut with green apple crunch, white florals and a brilliant mineral finish. Pair with freshly-steamed shellfish dishes. Chablis 1Er Cru food pairings: grilled shellfish, oysters on the half-shell, steamed clams and mussels in their own juice. Drink: 2020 - 2027 22866 13% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 89/100. September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montes Alpha Chardonnay 2016, Aconcagua Valley D.O., Chile: This is a dry and full-bodied Chardonnay produced with grapes grown in the cool climate region of Chile's Casablanca Valley, temperature-moderated by the ocean and the reason why it's so crisp and zesty and not heavy. Rich with apple pie goodness, lemon-curd and smoky flavours, finishing long and smooth. Pair with roast turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: barbecued chicken breast, lobster in butter sauce, cheese, pan fried fish. Drink: 2019 - 2022 390203 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. September 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cathedral Cellar Chardonnay 2016, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: From Cathedral Cellars, this Western Cape wine region, a 100% Chardonnay produced by winemaker, Wim Truter. Fresh with ripe red apple, pear and lemon pudding flavours on the palate. Good acidity for food. Enjoy now and for the next three years. Chardonnay food pairings: raspberry braised partridge, pork filet au gratin with green herbs, grilled chicken breast with cranberry and red currant sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2022 328559 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. September 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Baron Herzog Chenin Blanc 2017, California, United States: A light-bodied, soft summer sipper with fresh peach and pear notes. Nice expression of Californian Chenin Blanc that we don't see often on the liquor store shelves. This wine is Kosher for Passover. Pair with light seafood dishes. Drink: 2019 - 2021 206995 11% M 750 mL $15.20 Score: 87/100. September 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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