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Quinta do Crasto Finest Reserve Port, Douro D.O.P., Portugal: From the Douro wine region, Quinta do Crasto is a reliable, down-to-earth Port and great value at this price point. Love the dark plum, blueberry compote, raisiny fruit topped up with dark chocolate. A perfect port for rich meat patés and creamy blue cheeses. Port food pairings: duck paté, dark chocolate terrine, blue cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2027 18284 20% S 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. March 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Domaine de la Cendrillon Atypique 2018, Languedoc I.G.P., France: Domaine de la Cendrillon Atypique 2018 is produced from organically-grown Merlot, Mourvèdre and Marselan wine grapes (30/30/40) plushy with red berry, dark plum, dark cherry, violets, savoury herb and spicy flavours on the palate. Tannins are structured. Pour with a rich lamb stew or juicy pork roast. Excellent value under $17. This vintage was awarded Silver at the 2020 Concours Général Paris, 2020. Food pairings: wine-braised beef, game, pork, turkey with gravy. Drink: 2021 - 2024 18151 14.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. March 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quercecchio Brunello Di Montalcino 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Quercecchio 2015 Brunello Di Montalcino entices you with ripe red cherry, wild mushroom, smoky, savoury herbs aromas on the nose. Made from 100% Sangiovese wine grapes matured in a combination of French and Slavonian oak barrels for four years. Lush and elegant with bright red cherry, crushed raspberry, plum, sandalwood and citrus flavours on the palate. Drink or hold. Pour with a grilled bistecca Florentine. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: hard cheese, veal piccata, grilled steak, roast leg of lamb. Drink: 2021 - 2025 438580 14.5% XD 750 mL $36.95 Score: 92/100. March 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zuccardi Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Zuccardi Q 2016 is a dry and savoury Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc red wine blend produced from wine grapes sourced from the La Consulta and Gualtallary and made by third generation winemaker Sebastián Zuccardi. Fragrant on the nose with bright red berry, cherry, blueberry, herbal and well-integrated oak spice flavours toasty on the palate. The wine is fermented in concrete vats and matured in French oak barrels. Drink or hold. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: venison roast with garlic and wild mushroom, boar steak with red wine sauce and wild leek. Drink: 2021 - 2024 140855 15.4% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. March 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Clarke 2016, Listrac-Médoc, Bordeaux A.C., France: From Baron Edmond de Rothschild, prop. from the Listrac-Médoc, Bordeaux wine region, Château Clarke 2016 is a concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot red wine blend lush with ripe cassis, blueberry, raspberry, plum and savoury spices finishing with good acidity for food. Tannins are rich and grippy. Showing beautiful now, but needs some time in cellar. Try in 2023 and pour with a big juicy ribeye steak. Food pairings: beef tenderloin, prime rib roast, stuffed saddle of rabbit. Drink: 2023 - 2036 503904 14% XD 750 mL $54.95 Score: 93/100. March 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bollato di Guarini Negroamaro Primitivo 2018, Puglia I.G.P., Italy: Bollato Di Guarini 2018 is a full-bodied, fragrant and warming 70% Negroamaro and 30% Primitivo red wine blend powerful with fleshy blackberry, blueberry, smoky vanilla and spicy toasty oak mouth-filling flavours on the palate. So rich and satisfying. Pour with roast boar, bison burgers and grilled game sausages. Negroamaro Primitivo food pairings: grilled game sausages, roast rabbit, grilled lamb chops. Drink: 2021 - 2023 17884 14% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. March 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château des Landes Cuvée Prestige 2016, Lussac-Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France: From Lussac-Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux wine region, Château des Landes 2016 is a full-bodied 100% Old Vines Merlot Cuvée Prestige aged 16 months in new French oak. Rich with ripe cassis, blueberry, earthy violets, sweet baking spice, mocha and smoky vanilla flavours on the palate. Absolutely stunning. Pour with a bacon-wrapped filet mignon. Food pairings: tourtière, roast beef, turkey. Drink: 2021 - 2028 363101 13.5% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 91/100. March 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Blason de Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Beaune Rouge 2018, Hautes Côtes De Beaune, Burgundy A.C., France: From the Hautes Côtes De Beaune, Blason de Bourgogne 2018 is a juicy, elegant and cooler-climate Pinot Noir with vibrant fresh cherry, earthy fresh mushroom, anise, cinnamon and ginger spice flavours vibrant and lingering on the palate. The appellation is located at 300 metres above sea level on top of an escarpment. It's cool here and grapes retain their acidity giving this wine its fresh fruity flavours and lift. Pour with roast duck. Food pairings: roast duck, roast game birds, rabbit fricassee. Drink: 2021 - 2025 648444 12.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 88/100. March 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Three Rivers Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: From Columbia Valley, Washington, Three Rivers 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is fragrant on the nose with ripe blackberry, cassis, blueberry and wild herbs. Full-bodied, rich and lush on the palate with a mouthful of blueberry, blackberry, dark plum, savoury herb, spicy and earthy flavours on the palate. Tannins are slightly astringent. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: tourtière, bison burgers, ribs, beef brisket. Drink: 2021 - 2026 15850 14% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 91/100. March 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ramírez de la Piscina Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2013, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Ramírez De La Piscina 2013 Gran Reserva Tempranillo is smooth and silky with dark berry, plum, dark cherry, earthy florals and savoury spice flavours with good acidity for a juicy roast pork. Tempranillo food pairings: rare steak, barbecued ribs in sauce, hamburger, hard cheese. Drink: 2021 - 2024 659771 14% XD 750 mL $46.95 Score: 93/100. March 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Tragically Hip Fully Completely Reserve Red 2018, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A collaboration between the Hip and Stoney Ridge's head winemaker, Jeff Hundertmark, this Bordeaux-style Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot and Cabernet Franc is really easy to enjoy. Lovely spiced plum, dark berry, toasted nut and smoky flavours balanced with food-friendly acidity on the palate. Pair with grilled lamb chops and game sausages. Reserve Red food pairings: pork roast, sausage cassoulet, mushroom risotto. Drink: 2020 - 2024 411595 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 87/100. March 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alceo Tempranillo 2017, La Mancha D.O., Spain: From La Mancha, Alceo 2017 Tempranillo is a deep dark ruby in the glass, fragrant on the nose, full-bodied and mouth filling with ripe black currant, dark raspberry, dark cherry, wild herb flavours finishing with a smoky kiss. Excellent value under $13. Pour with a meaty lasagne or burgers and ribs from the grill. The wine was fermented in stainless-steel tank and aged up to five months in American oak casks prior to bottling. Produced by the Familia Bastida. Tempranillo food pairings: roast leg of lamb, tourtière, veal Porterhouse. Drink: 2021 - 2025 18768 13.5% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 89/100. March 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz 2018, Mclaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, South Australia, Australia: Mollydooker The Boxer 2018 Shiraz is produced by Sarah & Sparky Marquis Mollydooker. Just a blockbuster of a Shiraz with a mouthful of ripe cherry, plum, chocolate and cedar spice flavours silky on the palate and long on the finish with food-friendly acidity. Pour with burgers and ribs from the grill. Shiraz food pairings: steak enchilada casserole, deep dish pizza and cheese pie, pan-fried goose breast with watercress. Drink: 2020 - 2025 246595 16% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 92/100. March 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cloudline Pinot Noir 2018, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: Love Domaine Drouhin's Cloudline Pinot Noir. So elegant with ripe dark cherry, raspberry, smoky herb flavours, velvety tannins and vibrant on the palate. The Drouhin family of Burgundy fame know a thing or two about great Pinot Noir. A great PN from the Willamette Valley for less than $20! Pinot Noir food pairings: roast turkey or chicken, rabbit fricassee, grilled beef flat iron steak. Drink: 2020 - 2025 159970 13.5% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 91/100. March 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Travaglini Gattinara 2016, Gattinara, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Lovely nose of rose petals, cinnamon and spice on this elegant 100% Nebbiolo with bright red cherry, dried tobacco leaf and savoury spice flavours savoury on the palate. Tannins are structured and chewy. Good now, but butter in a year or two. Pair with prime ribs. Gattinara food pairings: beef, mushroom risotto, gorgonzola, grilled Portobello mushrooms. Drink: 2021 - 2031 713354 13.5% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 87/100. March 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Testament Winery The Dalmatian Dog Babic 2016, Dalmatia, Croatia: A full-bodied, smooth red wine made from the Babic grape. Aromas of dark fruit and smoke. Pair with grilled meats. The Dalmatian Dog Babic food pairings: tourtière, bison burgers, ribs, beef brisket. Drink: 2018 - 2023 770487 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. March 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montes Limited Selection Pinot Noir 2018, Casablanca Valley D.O., Chile: A dry, medium-bodied, fresh Pinot Noir with bright cherry, earthy florals, sweet spice and toasty oak spice flavours finishing smooth and silky on the palate. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal medallions, roasted pork loin, prime rib, coq au vins. Drink: 2020 - 2024 37937 14% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. March 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sidewood Shiraz 2017, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia: From cool-climate Adelaide Hills, this Shiraz is fragrant and rich with ripe blackberry, plum, dark cherry, baking spice and toasty oak spice flavours on the palate. Matured in French oak barrels (25% new) for over a year. Nicely done. Drink or hold. Shiraz food pairings: roast pheasant with sauerkraut, grilled marinated game birds, Hasenpfeffer. Drink: 2020 - 2042 446146 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. March 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mountadam Vineyards Five-Fifty Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: Mountadam Vineyards Five-Fifty 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot red wine blend (70/30) is a great value Barossa red under $18. Full-bodied, rich and smooth with spiced dark plum, blackcurrant, earthy and savoury herb flavours finishing long and satisfying. Pour with a crown pork roast. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled leg lamb, roast chicken, sausage-topped pizza. Drink: 2021 - 2024 18006 15% XD 750 mL $17.00 Score: 92/100. March 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Saint-Andéol Excellence Cairanne 2016, Cairanne, Rhône A.C., France: From the Cairanne wine region, Domaine Saint-Andéol L'excellence 2016 is an excellent value Côtes Du Rhône Villages 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah red wine blend; medium-plus-bodied with layers of ripe dark cherry, dark fruit with a touch of mocha and sweet baking spices supple and smooth on the palate. Drinking beautiful now. Cairanne food pairings: sausage and bean cassoulet, grilled lamb chops, roast chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2023 464735 14% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 93/100. March 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marqués de Toro Finca La Moura Mencía 2015, Mencía, Castilla Y León D.O., Spain: From the Castilla Y León, Marqués De Toro Finca La Moura 2015 is produced from 100% Mencia from 40- to 60-year old vines sourced from a single vineyard from Finca La Moura located in Villafranca del Bierzo. Fragrant on the nose with blackberry and blueberry aromas, smooth and mouth-filling with dark berry, chocolate, vanilla and pepper spice flavours finishing long on the palate. An amazing value wine under $14. Food pairings: slow-braised blade roast, brisket, tourtière. Drink: 2021 - 2023 545939 13% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 90/100. March 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lange Twins Old Vine Zinfandel 2017, Lodi, California, United States: Produced from old vines Zinfandel, Lange Twins 2017 is so enticing on the nose with smoky, ripe black fruit, dark cherry and spicy aromas. Full-bodied and smooth and smoky with layers of ripe plum, black cherry, cocoa, baking spice and vanilla with medium tannins and good acidity for food. Pour with a mixed grill. Zinfandel food pairings: barbeque chicken, steak fajitas, grilled pork back ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2025 575480 14.8% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. March 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Capitoul Rocaille La Clape 2017, La Clape, Languedoc A.C., France: Château Capitoul Rocaille 2017 is a bright and fruity Carignan and Syrah red wine blend from the France Languedoc wine region. Matured entirely in stainless-steel tank, it is a medium-bodied wine fresh and fruity with bright cherry, blueberry, fine herb and pepper spice flavours on the palate. Pour with grilled chicken brochettes. Food pairings: tourtière, bison burgers, ribs, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2021 - 2024 18152 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. March 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Storia Antica Superiore Valpolicella Ripasso 2018, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: From the Veneto wine region, Storia Antica 2018 is a great value Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore from the Veneto wine region. Full-bodied and lushly layered with rich dark fruit, savoury, dark, smoky and toasty on the palate from oak ageing. Well-structured and balanced with supple tannins, this is a comfort wine and a perfect pairing to slow-braised beef ribs. "Storia antica" translates to "ancient history." Valpolicella Ripasso food pairings: grilled steaks, slow-cooked beef, osso Bucco. Drink: 2021 - 2026 273672 14% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. March 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Le Clos des Cazaux La Tour Sarrasine Gigondas 2018, Gigondas, Rhône A.C., France: Domaine Le Clos Des Cazaux La Tour Sarrasine 2018 is a big and bold Rhône red from the Gigondas wine region. Produced from 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre, this full-bodied red is intense with ripe black cherry, mocha, stewed plum, black olive and baking spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are grippy. Pour with a rib roast. Matured for 24 months in stainless steel and concrete. Food pairings: roast shoulder of lamb, roast goose, chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2026 18388 14.8% D 750 mL $30.95 Score: 93/100. March 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Submission Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, California, United States: Submission 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is an excellent value California Cab under $20. Look for ripe black fruit, vanilla, baking spice, smoky and toasty oak flavours plushy on the palate. Wine grapes were sourced from Sonoma, Napa, Paso Robles and Lodi. Pair with grilled lamb chops. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast pork, beef sliders, beef brisket. Drink: 2021 - 2027 628230 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. March 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Columbia Crest H3 Les Chevaux 2015, Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Always love Columbia Crest H3 Les Chevaux (2015) and love the price as well. Juicy and fruit-forward with bright cherry, blackberry, plum, mocha and toasty oak spice flavours on the palate. Never disappoints and this vintage is so nicely done. Pour with a grilled filet mignon. H3 Red Blend Les Chevaux is named after the wild horses that, at one time, freely roamed the area. Food pairings: game meats, rare roast beef, spice-braised lamb, cheddar. Drink: 2021 - 2024 287425 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. March 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

689 Cellars Six Eight Nine 2017, Napa Valley, California, United States: From 689 Cellars Six Eight Nine 2017 is a full-bodied and smooth Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot and Syrah red wine blend from Napa Valley wine region. The wine is silky, smooth with ripe blackberry fruit, dark fruits, chocolate, savoury spice and balanced acidity. Tannins are soft and there is a touch of residual sugar on the palate. Pour with BBQ burgers and ribs. The numbers 6, 8 and 9 are considered lucky representing happiness, wealth and longevity. Food pairings: stir fried duck, roast chicken, tourtière, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2021 - 2024 383976 13.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 88/100. March 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château de Marsan 2016, Cadillac Côtes De Bordeaux, Bordeaux A.C., France: From the Côtes De Bordeaux wine region, Château de Marsan 2016 is fragrant with ripe, concentrated blackberry, blueberry and anise spice aromas on the nose. Produced from 50% Merlot with the balanced in Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, the wine is full and fleshy on the palate with blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, violets, vanilla and smoky, toasty oak spice flavours that linger on and on. Tannins are structured and firm. Nice now, but would benefit from some cellaring time. Try in 2023. Food pairings: lamburgers, gourmet hamburgers, roasted root vegetables. Drink: 2022 - 2025 446245 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. March 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Valduero Finca Azaya 2017, Castilla Y Léon, Spain: From the Castilla Y Léon, Valduero Finca Azaya 2017 is a full-bodied, silky and mouth-filling 100% Tempranillo layered and beautifully balanced with ripe red berry fruit, plum, savoury herb and savoury spice flavours. Food pairings: roast pork, beef sliders, beef brisket. Drink: 2021 - 2025 18676 14% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 97/100. March 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château d'Anglès Classique La Clape Syrah Grenache Mourvèdre 2018, La Clape, Midi A.C., France: From Famille E. Fabre, Château d'Anglès 2018 is a robust and brambly GSM with blackberry, crushed raspberry, wild herb, earthy mushroom and savoury spice flavours, smoky and finishing long on the palate. Tannins are fine-grained. Excellent value under $20. Pour with a roast leg of lamb. Syrah Grenache Mourvèdre food pairings: meat pizza, vegetarian lasagna, tourtière. Drink: 2021 - 2025 286484 14% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. March 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Seven Hills Merlot 2017, Walla Walla Valley, Washington, United States: Seven Hills 2017 Merlot is a rich Walla Walla Valley Merlot spicy on the nose with cinnamon, anise and rich raspberry compote aromas. Elegant, fresh and juicy on the palate with ripe raspberry, red currant, mocha and toasted oak spice flavours harmonious and long. Merlot food pairings: beef sliders, pork roast, roast duck, grilled game sausages. Drink: 2021 - 2025 15848 14.4% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 93/100. March 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine de Cristia Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2017, Rhône A.C., France: Domaine De Cristia 2017 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape is a savoury, meaty and full-bodied CNDP from the Rhone Valley. Rich and luxuriously fleshy with smoky dark cherry, raspberry, blackberry compote, baking spice smooth and long on the palate. This is a beautifully-balanced Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre red wine blend with amazing acidity and structured tannins produced by Grangeon & Fils, from the Cristia lieu-dit. Good now, better in 2022. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: beef stew, barbecued pork chops, lamb chops in red wine sauce. Drink: 2022 - 2036 67678 15% D 750 mL $57.95 Score: 95/100. March 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Matahiwi Estate Me Pinot Noir 2018, Wairarapa, North Island, New Zealand: From the Wairarapa wine region, Matahiwi Estate Me 2018 Pinot Noir is a youthful, vibrant PN with bright raspberry, red berry and spicy flavours smooth and supple on the palate. Lots of delicious bright red berry fruit well balanced with good acidity for food. Pour with grilled lamb chops. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled pork tenderloin, steak and kidney pie, meat patés. Drink: 2021 - 2022 12606 12.2% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. March 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castelli del Grevepesa Clemente VII Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: From Castelli del Grevepesa, Clemente Vii 2013I Chianti Classico is a robust and muscular Chianti Gran Selezione, smoky with earthy, gamey, garrigue aromas on the nose and concentrated on the palate. Savoury and delicious, decant one hour prior to pouring with a meat-lover's pizza topped with more meat and cheese. Chianti Classico food pairings: meat pizza, vegetarian lasagna, tourtière. Drink: 2021 - 2028 573493 13.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 92/100. March 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Clavel Syrius Saint-Gervais Côtes du Rhône-Villages 2017, Saint-Gervais, Rhône A.P., France: Domaine Clavel Syrius 2017 is a fragrant 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Carignan red wine blend, juicy and lush on the palate and an excellent value Cotes du Rhone-Villages under $20. Aromas of roses and lavender, wild herbs and fresh red berry, cherry fruit and flinty flavours plushy, smooth with balanced acidity on the palate. Drink or hold. Pour with grilled veal chops. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb, tourtière, veal Porterhouse. Drink: 2021 - 2023 18144 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. March 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Delta Pinot Noir 2017, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: OTHER: Juicy plum and dark cherry, spice tucked in, and a bit of that regional tamarillo tang to go with it, gentle pencilly oak. It's lively, sappy and bursting with cherry/plum and dried herbs, soft fine grained tannin, the finish pretty satisfying, and tweaked on exit with some stalky bitterness. Very enjoyable. Drink: 2019-2024. Score - 91 (Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au, June 12, 2019). Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled chicken breasts, veal medallions in creamy mushroom sauce, mushroom and leek risotto. Drink: 2021 - 2024 14577 13.5% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 92/100. March 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Catena Lunlunta Old Vines Appellation Malbec 2018, Mendoza, Argentina: From the Mendoza wine region, Catena Lunlunta 2018 Malbec is a fresh and expressive Malbec with bright blueberry, violets, earthy tones and savoury spice flavours on the palate. Grapes are whole-cluster fermented with 50% of the wine matured in oak. Very nicely done. Malbec food pairings: grilled pork chops, beef Wellington, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2021 - 2023 11769 13.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 93/100. March 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Prieuré-Lichine Confidences de Prieuré-Lichine 2015, Margaux, Bordeaux A.C., France: Confidences de Prieuré-Lichine 2015 is the Second wine of Prieuré-Lichine from the Margaux in Bordeaux. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot sourced from the Margaux appellation, the wine is supple and sensuous with dark plum, black and red berry, sweet dried tobacco leaf, mocha, baking spice and well-integrated toasty oak spice smooth and lingering on the palate. Elegant and complex, drink or hold. Food pairings: prime rib roast, venison filet mignon, rack of lamb. Drink: 2021 - 2027 18139 14% XD 750 mL $54.95 Score: 91/100. March 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sutherland Pinot Noir 2018, Elgin W.O., South Africa: From Thelema Mountain Vineyards, Sutherland 2018 Pinot Noir is produced from Burgundian Pinot Noir clones 113, 115 and 777. Fresh on the nose with bright cherry and toasty oak spice aromas, the wine is showing great promise and elegance with rose petal, bright red berry, strawberry, raspberry, toasty oak spice and baking spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are structured. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal and pork pies, rouladen, lamb kebabs. Drink: 2021 - 2023 624924 13.8% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. March 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Vollereaux Brut Blanc De Blancs Champagne, Champagne A.C., France: Champagne Vollereaux Blanc De Blancs is produced by a small grower and négociant from south of Épernay. On the nose, this brut champagne is fresh with Meyer lemon, green apple and fresh pear aromas. Tasty and lightly toasty with a persistent mousse of creamy lemon, fresh pear, stony mineral and citrus flavours. Nice balance! Chill and pour on its own or enjoy with seafood tapas. Brut Blanc De Blancs Champagne food pairings: smoked salmon, grilled shellfish, creamy cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2023 629469 13% D 750 mL $52.95 Score: 92/100. March 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Sandi Asolo Brut Prosecco Superiore, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Veneto wine region, Villa Sandi Asolo is a brilliant, zesty Prosecco with tropical fruit and soft citrus flavours on a creamy, zesty mousse. Well done! Brut Prosecco Superiore food pairings: seafood dishes, creamy cheeses, chips and dip. Drink: 2021 - 2023 16599 11% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. March 2021. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Beyra Vinhos De Altitude 2019, Beira Interior, Beiras D.O.C., Portugal: From Portugal's Beira Interior, Beyra Vinhos De Altitude 2019is fantastic value under $15. A dry, fresh and zesty blend of 50% Siria and 50% Fonte white wine grapes grown in high altitude, cooler climate vineyard sites. Surrounded by the Estrela, Marofa and Malcata mountains, the vineyards reach over 750 metres. Bright with fresh peach, soft tropical fruit, citrus zest, fine herb and white pepper flavours on the palate. Best in its youth, chill and pour with grilled fish and prawns. Food pairings: grilled whitefish, fish tacos, pan-fried panfish. Drink: 2021 - 2023 380824 12% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. March 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Terres Secrètes Les Préludes 2018, Saint-Véran, Burgundy A.C., France: Terres Secrètes Les Préludes 2018 is a well-priced vibrant, medium-bodied Burgundian Chardonnay, buttery with citrus zest, fresh apple, pears and fine herb flavours creamy on the palate with a long, clean citrusy and mineral finish. Chill and enjoy on its own or pair with grilled seafood dishes. Saint-Véran is a neighbour appellation to the Pouilly-Fuissé AOC. Food pairings: oysters poor boy sandwiches, grilled whitefish, clams vongole. Drink: 2021 - 2023 16725 12.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. March 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Atlantis 2019, Cyclades, Santorini P.G.I., Greece: From the Santorini wine region, Atlantis 2019 is a dry, zesty and crisp white wine blend of mostly Assyrtiko with 5% each of Athiri and Aidani. Unoaked, youthful and fresh with lemon and lime florals, ripe apple, stone fruit and mineral flavours with a medium finish. Produced from 80-plus year old vines from the family-run Argyros Estate which is 100-plus years old. Chill and pour calamari, grilled smelt or octopus. Food pairings: seafood pasta in creamy sauce, pan-fried panfish, calamari. Drink: 2021 - 2025 371863 13% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 90/100. March 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sacred Hill Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Sacred Hill Reserve 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is a new wine addition. A portion of the grapes are barrel-fermented and the blended wine is aged six months in oak barrels. Love the cream, tropical and stone fruit aromas on the nose with candied citrus, gooseberry, fine herbs and a lemon zesty, mouth-watering finish. So good! Ready to drink now and for the next year. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: fresh-steamed crab, shellfish, salads. Drink: 2021 - 2022 490326 12.6% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. March 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pierre Sparr Grande Réserve Gewurztraminer 2018, Alsace D.O., France: Produced by Pierre Sparr, a terrific Grande Reserve Gewurztraminer. Fragrant with rosewater, lychee, pink grapefruit, citrus pith bite and smattering of sweet spice, viscous on the palate. Chill and enjoy on its own or pair with Korean-style BBQ pork ribs or Asian-style roast duck. Gewurztraminer food pairings: Asian dishes, pork tenderloin, curried rice, Panko-crusted chicken. Drink: 2020 - 2023 747600 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. March 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flat Rock Chardonnay 2018, Niagara Peninsula, 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: 2020 - 2021 286278 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. March 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flat Rock Riesling 2018, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: The Riesling wine grapes for Flat Rock Cellars Riesling were sourced from the Twenty Mile Bench on the Niagara Escarpment. Green apple and white pear. Love it. Building an inuksuk is now a ritual at the end of harvest for this winery: lifting the heavy stones requires a team effort. The winery does whole cluster pressing to extract pure flavour, and only of the first 600 litres per tonne of fruit. Ed allows the juice to settle during a long, slow fermentation. The vintage is a blend of two distinct blocks of 21B clone vines now in their teens as the winery describes them. Finishes with fresh pink grapefruit notes. The wine grapes for Flat Rock Cellars Riesling were sourced from the Twenty Mile Bench on the Niagara Escarpment. This a well-balanced fruit to racy acidity Riesling that could easily hold in cellar for five years or more. Lovely florals, off-dry with peachy, fresh apple, pronounced mineral and lime citrus flavours on this zesty white from a well-known producer. Pair with schnitzels, medium-bodied cheeses, roast turkey and fun. Riesling food pairings: herb rubbed chicken, seafood, shellfish. Drink: 2021 - 2024 43281 11% MD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. March 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flat Rock Twisted White 2017, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Softly sweet with a floral, soft citrus nose, Twisted is a summertime wine blend of 61% Riesling, 31% Gewurztraminer and 8% Chardonnay. Flatrock's Proprietary white is so easy to enjoy with fresh pear, grapefruit, lime-lemon zest and flinty mineral flavours on the palate. Great acidity for food pair with sushi, salads, quiches, or chill and enjoy on its own. Food pairings: fish tacos, crab cakes, pan-fried panfish. Drink: 2019 - 2022 1578 12% M 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. March 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Gold Label Chardonnay 2018, Monterey County, California, United States: Produced by Francis Ford Coppola, this full-bodied Cali Chard is fragrant with white florals, ripe red apple and smoky aromas. Dry with ripe apple, nutty and smoky flavours on the palate finishing with fresh acidity for food. Chill and pair buttered lobster rolls. Chardonnay food pairings: pork, chicken, lobster in butter sauce, breads. Drink: 2020 - 2024 708305 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. March 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santi Sortesele Pinot Grigio 2018, Valdadige, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Santi Sortesele 2018 Pinot Grigio is dry, fresh and crisp on the palate with white florals, ripe apple, pear and fine herb flavours. In the local dialect, "sortesele" means "small parcels of the vineyard." Chill and pour with seafood appies. Pinot Grigio food pairings: salads, quiches, brunch dishes, grilled chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2022 17366 12.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. March 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thierry Delaunay Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Touraine, Loire A.P., France: An Old World Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire. Medium-bodied and bone-dry with white florals, grassy, fine herbs, citrus, and chalky, mineral flavours vibrant on the palate. The Delaunay family have made wine here for five generations. Pair with pan-fried trout. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: fresh-steamed crab, shellfish, cheese, poultry. Drink: 2020 - 2022 391847 12.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. March 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Modernist Dry Riesling 2019, Rheinhessen, Germany: Modernist 2019 Riesling is a bright and zesty Rheinhessen Riesling with elevage in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks. Fresh with bright apple, white peach and citrus zest flavours beautifully balanced on the palate with food-friendly acidity for grilled fish and shellfish dishes. Dry Riesling food pairings: grilled pork chops, baked maple ham, grilled whitefish,. Drink: 2021 - 2023 18668 12% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. March 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Spinyback Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand: Spinyback 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is grassy, herbal and mouth-watering with lime zest, gooseberry, asparagus, fresh herbs and stony mineral flavours on the palate. With every purchase of Spinyback Sauvignon Blanc (Waimea Estates' second label), you will be contributing to the conservation efforts to protect the Tuatara ("Spinyback" in Mäori protected by law in 1895), New Zealand's largest reptile -- a half-metre in length and so named for its distinct crest of spines along its neck and back, now only found on the outer islands. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: pasta, shellfish, Caesar salad, turkey pot pie. Drink: 2021 - 2022 694737 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. March 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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