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Dessert Wine

Puklus Pincészet Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos 2013, Tokaj-Hegyalja, Hungary: A heavenly dessert on its own or pair this luscious honeyed apricot and marmalade flavoured Aszú with foie gras. Excellent! Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos food pairings: biscotti, angel cake, foie gras, blue-veined cheese. Drink: 2020 - 2025 47209 11% S 500 mL $35.95 Score: 93/100. November 2020. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Henry of Pelham Old Vines Baco Noir 2019, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A terrific, full-bodied Baco Noir made from old vines, which concentrate the flavour and depth of the wine. Aromas of ripe blackberries, dark plums and smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Baco Noir food pairings: venison, lamb or steak, spicy pasta dishes with rich tomato sauces. Drink: 2022 - 2024 459966 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. November 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bodega Toro Winery Centenario Malbec 2020, Mendoza, Argentina: This wine seems to be improving each year! And yet it remains at an incredibly low price. The 2020 vintage for Toro is more savoury with dried herbs and lots of incredible dark fruit depth. This robust, smooth Argentine red wine made from the country's classic Malbec grape. This is the most popular Malbec in Argentina, which is quite a feat given that's their specialty. Pair with a grilled steak or other hearty meat dishes. Perfect for holiday entertaining. Malbec food pairings: grilled burgers, ribs, veggie lasagna, sausages, shepherd's pie. Drink: 2020 - 2023 12452 12.5% D 750 mL $9.80 Score: 89/100. November 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

MontGras Intriga Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Maipo Valley, Chile: A bright and nervy medium-bodied Cab-Sauv-based red blend from Intriga estate, produced from vines averaging over 70 years of age. Fragrant and juicy blackberry, strawberry, cassis and mint on the nose mirrored on the palate. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: Marbled red meats, fine cheeses, duck confit, rosemary lamb ribs or oven roasted goat (Strong foods with high fatty content). Drink: 2020 - 2026 57901 14.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 92/100. November 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ben Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz 2017, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: A robust, generous and well-balanced Shiraz from the Barossa Valley, produced from 30 to 100 year old grapevines. "Bishop" is the maiden name of Judith Glaetzer, wife of Colin, who started the winemaking family business in the Barossa Valley 30 years ago. Today Ben continues the tradition. The vines are dry-farmed in the Ebenezer sub-region. Concentrated with layers of ripe blueberry, dark cherry liqueur, raspberry, baking spice finishing with supple tannins and vibrant, food-friendly acidity. Pair with all things steak. Shiraz food pairings: game meats, rare roast beef, spice-braised lamb, burgers with blue cheese. Drink: 2020 - 2025 627869 15% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 89/100. November 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Seven Hills Walla Walla Red 2015, Walla Walla Valley, Washington, United States: A robust, savoury 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec and 5% petit Verdot red wine blend from Washington. Aromas of ripe dark berries, mocha and toasted oak. Pair with game meats. Food pairings: roast duck, chicken Mirabella, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2020 - 2023 15820 14.7% XD 750 mL $42.95 Score: 92/100. November 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burgo Viejo Crianza 2016, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: An excellent value and robust Rioja Viejo Crianza under $20. A full-bodied 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano red wine blend rich with black cherry, plum, blackberry, vanilla, dark chocolate and oak spice flavours on the palate. Pair with sharp cheeses and jamon Iberico. Food pairings: smoked sausages, lamb stew, venison steak. Drink: 2020 - 2025 168815 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 91/100. November 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ferraton Père & Fils Le Parvis Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2017, Rhône A.C., France: A blockbuster Chateauneuf-du-Pape from the heart of the Rhone. Ripe and juicy with raspberry compote, liquid cherry, dark plum, and baking spice flavours on the palate. Nicely put together. Supple, rich and finishing long and luxurious. Enjoy now and for the next 15 years. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: grilled ribeye steak, lamb kebabs, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2020 - 2030 638551 15% XD 750 mL $56.95 Score: 93/100. November 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hedges Family Estate Red 2016, Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, Washington, United States: A medium-plus-bodied red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc wine grapes aged for 12 months in mostly American oak barrels. Look for ripe black currant, spiced plum, earthy herbs and meaty flavours on the palate. Great acidity for food. Drink or hold. Red food pairings: lamburgers, gourmet burgers, bobotje. Drink: 2020 - 2025 1594 13.5% XD 750 mL $42.95 Score: 92/100. November 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Napa Valley, California, United States: Loving this lush, full-bodied and creamy California Cabernet Sauvignon with layers of dark plum, dried herbs, baking spice and vanilla-mocha flavours. Enjoy now with a grilled skirt steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: Brazilian slow-cooked pork, roast turkey, beef and black bean stew, shepherd's pie with root vegetables. Drink: 2020 - 2022 498808 14.5% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 90/100. November 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Langmeil Winery Blacksmith Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: Full-bodied and richly textured, this is a terrific value Barossa Cabernet with fleshy, ripe dark fruit, mint, vanilla, cedar and baking spice flavours concentrated on the palate with a long and vibrant finish. Perfect for a steak dinner. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: bison burgers, rich tourtière, venison stew. Drink: 2020 - 2024 644039 14.5% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. November 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pérez Cruz Limited Edition Carmenère 2017, Maipo Valley D.O., Chile: A great value Carmenère under $20. Rich, concentrated with blackberry, smoky vanilla, savoury on the palate with balanced acidity. Pair with grilled vegetables and ribs. Carmenère food pairings: marinated steak, herb-encrusted lamb chops, spicy red meats, dark chocolate, hearty stews. Drink: 2020 - 2023 670539 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. November 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ségla 2010, Margaux, Bordeaux A.C., France: Juicy and mouth-watering with aromas of tart dark fruit. The 2010 vintage was a strong one for Bordeaux and Seglas is a much-respected winery. I expected more depth and richness of fruit from this vintage and producer. However, this is still a solid wine. Food pairings: game burgers, beef steak, rack of lamb. Drink: 2012 - 2024 359810 13.5% XD 750 mL $69.95 Score: 90/100. November 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Primus The Blend Apalta 2015, Colchagua Valley D.O., Chile: The Blend 2015 is a dry, full-bodied Chilean red blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Merlot with a little Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot in the mix. All wine grapes are sourced from the Colchagua Valley wine region. Layers of dark berry fruit, red fruit and toasty oak on the palate. Apalta food pairings: rib roast, pork long ribs on the barbeque, stuffed veal breast roast. Drink: 2018 - 2026 712463 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. November 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Daou Vineyards Pessimist Red Blend 2017, Paso Robles, California, United States: Sweet blackberry aromas and flavours on this smooth, full-bodied Cab. Pair with roast beef. Drink: 2019 - 2022 806976 15% D 750 mL $27.95 Score: 88/100. November 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Red Label Zinfandel 2017, California, United States: Red Label 2017 is a full-bodied Zinfandel with some Sirah sourced from old vines in Amador County and cooler sites in Paso Robles and Sonoma. Perfumed with ripe dark fruit and toasty spices, a bit of Petite Sirah is blended in to enhance the strawberry compote, light herbs, cake spices and vanilla flavours on this lush red. Pair with grilled pork ribs or beef sliders. Zinfandel food pairings: BBQ ribs, roast chicken, turkey. Drink: 2019 - 2025 708289 13.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. November 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lornano Chianti Classico 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: There is a firm tannic grip on the palate and finish on this Chianti Classico from the Tuscany wine region. Lornano (2015) is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes and is well-priced under $20, but could use some cellar time to show its best. Pair with a rich meat-filled pasta and richer tomato sauce. Chianti Classico food pairings: cheesy pizza, rich tomato sauce and pasta, vegetarian lasagna. Drink: 2019 - 2024 211599 14.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 92/100. November 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Teyssier 2016, Montagne-Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France: A fragrant, full-bodied Merlot and Cabernet Franc red wine blend with crushed violets, warm plum and dried tobacco leaf aromas on the nose. Juicy, plushy with dark plum, baking spice, savoury herb flavours and smoky oak spice flavours, smooth on the palate. Vibrant acidity for food. Pair with a roast of pork. Food pairings: pizza, pasta, rare steaks, pork tenderloin, hard cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2026 226035 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. November 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: Made in the apassimento style of drying the grapes on mats before fermentation to concentrate flavour and body, this Amarone is a classic with crushed violets, cherry liqueur and smoky on the nose. Full-bodied with concentrate flavours of juicy blackberries, spiced plum, underbrush, mocha and baking spice flavours on the palate. Finishes long and luxurious. Pair with mature cheeses or dark chocolate. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: osso Bucco, Tuscan rabbit, meat lover's pizza, roast pork. Drink: 2019 - 2024 356220 15% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 95/100. November 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tessellae Old Vines Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre 2017, Côtes Du Roussillon, Midi A.P., France: Produced from old vines Grenache (50%), Syrah (40%) and Mourvèdre (10%) grapes sourced from the Côtes Du Roussillon, Midi wine region in south France. Full-bodied with ripe blackberry, cherry liqueur, dark berry, plum, dried florals, wild herbs and dark spice flavours smooth on the palate. Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre food pairings: juicy, rare steak, barbecued ribs in sauce, hamburger, hard cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2022 343517 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. November 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Paso Robles, California, United States: J. Lohr Hilltop is a full-bodied and grippy red wine blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with 6% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc. Smoky and fragrant with ripe blueberry, cherry and dark plum aromas on the nose. Juicy and toasty on the palate with ripe berry, cherry mocha, dark spices wrapped up in a veil of smoke. Nicely done. Pair with a grilled steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: hearty meat dishes with autumn veggies, rib eye steak on the barbie, meat lover's pizza. Drink: 2020 - 2028 686584 14.9% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 90/100. November 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Underwood Pinot Noir 2018, Oregon, United States: A beautifully balanced Pinot Noir from Oregon with violet, dark cherry, raspberry, baking spice, fine herbs and dark chocolate flavours on the palate. Finishing long and juicy with fresh acidity. Tannins are fine. Enjoy now and for the next three years. Pair with rack of lamb. Pinot Noir food pairings: lamb chop casserole, stuffed breast of veal, roast chicken. Drink: 2020 - 2023 421198 13.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. November 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jim Barry The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia: The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for this full-bodied, generous Australian red wine were grown on the Coonawarra Terra Rossa "Cigar Strip" in the heart of the Coonawarra wine region in South Australia. Rich on the nose with fleshy ripe blackberry and black cherries with dark cherry, ripe dark berries, mint, sweet dried tobacco leaf and baking spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are structured. Pair with grilled red meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: hamburgers , pulled pork, venison burgers, hard cheese, prime rib. Drink: 2019 - 2028 677476 14.3% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. November 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Speck Bros. Family Tree The Bootlegger Baco Noir 2019, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada: A terrific, robust, smooth Niagara Baco Noir from the masters of the genre. Aromas of dark fruit and smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2020 - 2024 16791 13% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. November 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mouton Cadet Heritage 2017, Bordeaux A.C., France: The 2017 vintage of the Mouton Cadet is a savoury, bold blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes. Aromas of dark berries and smoke. Decant one hour and pair with a rare steak. Heritage food pairings: meat-lover's pizza, hard cheeses, burgers from the grill. Drink: 2020 - 2024 14447 13% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 89/100. November 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Canoe Ridge Vineyard The Expedition Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Love the dark chocolate and blackberry compote nose on this lush and juicy Cabernet Sauvignon. Full-bodied and easy to love with ripe blackberry, cassis, earthy herbs and cedar spice (from oak aging) flavours on the palate. The wine's label is named in honour of explorers Lewis and Clark who mapped the Columbia Ridge in 1805. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled New York strip loin, hard cheese, braised pork shanks, veal chops. Drink: 2020 - 2024 394726 14.3% D 750 mL $25.95 Score: 87/100. November 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stags' Leap Winery Wine Cellars Merlot 2017, Napa Valley, California, United States: Love this Merlot from Stags' Leap Winery, full-bodied and rich with dark cherry, black plum, cocoa, olive, minty and spiced red berry flavours finishing long and smooth. Drink or hold. Merlot food pairings: Brazilian-style flank steak with chimichurri sauce, rack of BBQ ribs, veal Porterhouse, grilled lamb, Tandoori-flavored dishes. Drink: 2020 - 2024 655399 14.1% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 91/100. November 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poggio San Polo Brunello di Montalcino 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: An elegant and juicy Brunello Di Montalcino fragrant with pink florals, wild red berry and meaty aromas on the nose, lush with dark plum, cherry, juicy red berries, meaty and spicy finishing long and vibrant on the palate. Good now, better in 2023. Needs some time to marry and mellow. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: rib steak, slow-braised beef ribs, roast of boar. Drink: 2023 - 2038 25982 14.5% XD 750 mL $75.95 Score: 94/100. November 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A full-bodied, big and juicy Brunello Di Montalcino with layers of ripe black fruits, dried fig, plum, anise, ginger, white pepper, cedar spice, orange zest flavours finishing long on the palate. Tannins are chewy and there is great acidity for food on this big Italian red. Good now, better in a couple of years. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: sundried tomato and fresh basil sauce over fusilli, ratatouille and shell pasta with tomato sauce, linguini marinara. Drink: 2022 - 2025 713719 13.9% XD 750 mL $54.95 Score: 93/100. November 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ornellaia Le Volte dell'Ornellaia 2018, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: A full-bodied Super Tuscan red wine blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese wine grapes. Fragrant with ripe red berry, plum and sweet spice aromas on the nose, juicy on the palate with ripe dark plum, earthy florals and wild herb flavours. Tannins are supple and fine. Food pairings: prime rib, New York strip loin barbecued ribs in rich gravy. Drink: 2020 - 2023 51458 13% XD 1500 mL $64.95 Score: 93/100. November 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Costa Lazaridi Amethystos 2017, Drama P.G.I., Greece: This is a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Agiorgitiko red wine blend from the Drama wine region. Michel Rolland is the consulting winemaker. Generous on the palate with ripe dark cherry, blackberry, wild red berries, smoky vanilla and toasty oak spice flavours finishing long on the palate. Drink or hold. Food pairings: gourmet hamburger, braised short ribs, vegetable stew. Drink: 2020 - 2023 724831 14.5% D 750 mL $26.95 Score: 87/100. November 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trivento Amado Sur Malbec Bonarda Syrah 2018, Mendoza, Argentina: A medium-plus-bodied and fresh Malbec-driven, Bonarda and Syrah red wine blend and excellent value under $20. Produced by Trivento. Look for bright red fruit, ripe dark plum, dark cherry, fine herbs and pepper spice flavours matched with zesty, food-friendly acidity. Pair with grilled pork chops. Malbec Bonarda Syrah food pairings: robust dishes of beef, pork or lamb. Drink: 2020 - 2025 37036 14% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. November 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Locations E, Spain: A gorgeous, full-bodied Spanish red wine blend of Garnacha, Tempranillo, Monastrell and Carinena grapes. Aromas of dark berries and smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: roast chicken, turkey burgers, roast pork. Drink: 2020 - 2024 16606 15% D 750 mL $25.95 Score: 92/100. November 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

MontGras Antu Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Maipo Valley D.O., Chile: A full-bodied and well-priced Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon matured 13 months in oak barrels. Juicy with blackberry, wild red berries, leafy and earthy flavours with a lingering, smooth finish. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: rare roast beef, grilled pork chops, blue cheeses. Drink: 2020 - 2024 444703 14.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. November 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rutherford Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Napa Valley, California, United States: A Californian Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Petite Sirah and Merlot red wine blend, full-bodied, fresh and elegant with ripe dark fruit, savoury spice, herbs and toasty oak flavours on the palate. Pair with roast beef dinner. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pepper steaks, smoky ribs, mushroom burgers, strong cheese. Drink: 2020 - 2025 73817 13.6% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 90/100. November 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masi Oro Brolo Campofiorin 2016, Veneto I.G.T., Italy: A stylish and rich modern Ripasso, smoky and concentrated with ripe plum, fig, dark berry, savoury herbs, smoky vanilla and spicy flavours smooth, rich and satisfying on the palate. Lovely depth on this supple appassimento-style red. Drink or hold. Enjoy with aged cheeses and grilled meat dishes. Food pairings: grilled lamb, pepper steak, spaghetti carbonara. Drink: 2020 - 2026 976092 14% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 92/100. November 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Chateau Ste. Michelle Rosé 2019, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: A medium-bodied, fragrant rosé with ripe raspberry and strawberry aromas on the nose, juicy strawberry, rhubarb and a soft citrus zest finish. Love the fresh acidity on this dry, savvy sipper. Chill and enjoy with turkey burgers or baked ham. Rosé food pairings: charcuterie board, roast ham, seared tuna. Drink: 2020 - 2022 568212 13% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. November 2020. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Black Cottage Rosé 2019, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Oh joy! Fields of ripe strawberries, perfect for the patio rosé sipper. Bright with ripe strawberry, nectarine, rhubarb and citrus zest vibrant and long on the palate. Chill and enjoy. Rosé food pairings: seared tuna, salads, pasta Primavera. Drink: 2020 - 2021 539320 12% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. November 2020. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Meiomi Wines Sparkling, North Coast, California, United States: A lovely, vibrant Californian sparkling wine with notes of lime zest and lemongrass. Pair with seafood. Sparkling food pairings: salads, pasta Carbonara, seafood hors d'oeurvres. Drink: 2020 - 2021 15691 12% M 750 mL $35.95 Score: 89/100. November 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Speck Bros. Lazzara Bianco Secco Sparkling, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely, vibrant Ontario sparkling made in a juicy, fruity Prosecco-style in honour of the Speck brothers' grandmother who was an Italian New Yorker. Aromas of fresh white peach and pear. Perfect as an aperitif or companion to seafood. Drink: 2020 - 2022 16789 11.5% MD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. November 2020. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Speck Bros. The Goat Lady Chardonnay 2019, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A voluptuous, layered Niagara Chardonnay with aromas of golden apple, toffee and peach. Full-bodied and delicious. Pair with roast chicken. Drink: 2020 - 2022 16792 13% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. November 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

L'Ecole No. 41 Semillon 2017, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Produced from 100% Semillon, this wine is crisp with layers of fresh pear, honeydew melon and Meyer lemon flavours with a clean, crisp and balanced finish. Pair with green salads, herbed quiche and flatbreads. Semillon food pairings: cob salad, crab cakes, green salads topped with fresh-steamed shrimp. Drink: 2020 - 2023 982157 14.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 89/100. November 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hervé Azo Chablis 2018, Burgundy A.C., France: A crisp unoaked Old World Chablis produced from Chardonnay wine grapes from 30 year old vines grown in Kimmeridgian limestone soils. Steely, lean with green apple, white-fleshed stone fruit and a briny mineral core. Pair with oysters on the half shell. Chablis food pairings: roast turkey, pork tenderloin, crab cakes with garlic aioli, pan-fried panfish. Drink: 2020 - 2025 185736 12.5% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 89/100. November 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rombauer Chardonnay 2018, Carneros, California, United States: A plushy, concentrated California Chardonnay with ripe pear, stone fruit, toasted almond, apple pie baking spice and vanilla flavours buttery and creamy on the palate. Chill and enjoy with a chicken pot pie. Chardonnay food pairings: roast Cornish game hens, grilled pork chops, buttered lobster rolls. Drink: 2020 - 2023 441089 14.6% XD 750 mL $63.95 Score: 91/100. November 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chavet La Dame de Jacques Coeur Menetou-Salon Blanc 2018, Menetou-Salon, Loire A.C., France: A crisp, clean Sancerre, floral with citrus, fine herb and mineral aromas on the nose. Mouth-watering on the palate with bright white-fleshed peach, grapefruit zest, green herbs flavours finishing long with smoky mineral notes. Beautifully balanced and perfect for all things seafood. Menetou-Salon Blanc food pairings: grilled, lightly herbed lake fish, poached whitefish, salmon cakes. Drink: 2020 - 2023 525048 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. November 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A mouth-watering, juicy Niagara Sauvignon Blanc with honeycrisp apple, gooseberry and mouth-watering citrus zest flavours on the palate. Produced by Winemaker, David Johnson named Winemaker of the Year at the 2019 Ontario Wine Awards. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: vegetarian dishes, shellfish, green salads. Drink: 2020 - 2022 89011 12.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. November 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zuccardi Serie A Torrontés 2019, Salta I.P., Argentina: A fragrant and easy-to-love Torrontes from the Salta region in Argentina. The Torrontes white wine grape makes wines that are crisp, very aromatic and very easy to drink. This one is medium-bodied with floral, savoury herb, citrusy and spicy flavours on the palate. Chill and enjoy with sweet chilli Argentine red shrimp. Torrontés food pairings: Asian dishes, fresh seafood salad, seafood appetizers, smoked turkey sandwich. Drink: 2020 - 2022 389262 13.9% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 86/100. November 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2016, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: A medium-bodied Chardonnay from the Marlborough wine region, floral, with ripe apple and lemon zest aromas on the nose. Dry with nectarine, pink grapefruit and citrus zest, leesy and nutty flavours on the palate. vibrant acidity for food. Try it with pork tenderloin. Chardonnay food pairings: pork tenderloin, roast chicken, pan-fried trout with fresh lemon juice. Drink: 2019 - 2023 359513 13% XD 750 mL $36.95 Score: 93/100. November 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hidden Bench Estate Chardonnay 2017, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: The Chardonnay wine grapes for 2017 Hidden Bench Estate were organically grown on the estate and sourced from the Locust Lane, Felseck and Rosomel Vineyards in the Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment. The wine is aged in 100% French oak - some new, second use and older and some also in concrete egg. Hidden Bench is known for its artisanal, terroir-driven wines and this one does not disappoint. Ripe apple, pear, light herbs, vanilla and spice wrapped up in a stony acidity. Elegant and lean with great length. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled seafood, pork tenderloin, lobster in butter sauce, ravioli in an Alfredo sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2024 68817 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. November 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Seven Falls Cellars Chardonnay 2016, Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: An elegant, buttery rich and full-bodied Washington State Chardonnay with apple dumpling, ripe pear toffee and apple pie spice flavours on the palate with a long vanilla and oak spice finish. The Wahluke Slope has some of the driest, warmest growing conditions in Washington. Pair with a creamy seafood Alfredo dish. Chardonnay food pairings: veal masala, veal and ham casserole, veal breast with herb stuffing. Drink: 2019 - 2022 385773 14.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. November 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Lafage Novellum Chardonnay 2018, Languedoc-Roussillon, France: Fragrant with white florals, honey and spicy aromas on the nose. Produced from 100% Chardonnay aged on Viognier lees, dry, medium-plus-bodied with food-friendly acidity. Look for lemon curd, baking spice, peach and apple dumpling flavours on the palate. Elevage was mostly in stainless-steel tanks with a portion of the wine done in new French oak barrels. Chardonnay food pairings: veal cutlets with white wine sauce, seafood linguine, spring salads with a seafood topper. Drink: 2020 - 2022 390781 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. November 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Luna Nuda Pinot Grigio 2019, Alto Adige, Trentino I.G.T., Italy: A fresh and floral Pinot Grigio with bright citrus zest, fresh pear, apple and melon flavours finishing clean and crisp. Brilliant citrus finish. A great value Alto Adige-Trentino Pinot Grigio. Chill and enjoy with lemon sole. Pinot Grigio food pairings: pasta with cream sauce, grilled chicken breast, summer salads. Drink: 2020 - 2021 19773 12.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. November 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tantalus Vineyards Riesling 2018, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: A bright and zesty Riesling with aromas of orchard fruit and wild flowers. Mouth-watering on the palate with fresh apple, quince, soft citrus flavours finishing crisp with a stony minerality. Chill and enjoy with crab cakes or a pork tenderloin. Riesling food pairings: grilled salmon steaks, freshwater shrimp sandwiches, fish tacos. Drink: 2020 - 2025 15670 12.6% M 750 mL $34.95 Score: 90/100. November 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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