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Dessert Wine

Cockburn's Late Bottled Vintage Port 2015, Douro D.O.P., Portugal: Cockburn's LBV 2015 Vintage Port is ready to drink now as all late-bottled-vintage ports are with this vintage showing a richly layered port with cherry compote, blueberry, dried herbs, chocolate and liquorice flavours smooth and supple on the palate. Pour with a dark chocolate Florentine studded with dried cherry fruit and toasted almond nut. Yum! Port food pairings: dark chocolate, blue cheese, coffee cake, baked pears, dark chocolate cheese cake, almond-based desserts. Drink: 2021 - 2025 88278 20% S 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Marqués de Cáceres Reserva 2015, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Marqués de Cáceres Reserva 2015 is a medium-plus-bodied Rioja red wine blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, 5% Graciano with ripe black cherry, dark plum, red berry, dried herb, underbrush and anise spice flavours on the palate. The wine is aged 20 months in French oak barrels. Drink or hold. Food pairings: Greek marinated lamb ribs on the grill, rack of lamb, mushroom risotto. Drink: 2021 - 2025 702761 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Remelluri Reserva 2013, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: From Granja de Nuestra Señora de Remelluri Winery in the Rioja wine region, Remelluri Reserva 2013 is a medium-bodied red wine blend of mostly Tempranillo with some Garnacha and Graciano. This is the winery's flagship red and the cuvée represents the house style. The wine grapes for this vintage were sourced from 108 hectares of vineyards located at altitudes from 550 to 800 metres above sea level from vines between 35 and 80 years of age. Look for ripe blackberry, blueberry, blood orange and dried wild herb flavours vibrant on the palate. This is a lighter-style red wine from a cooler, wet vintage. Pour with meaty dishes. Food pairings: meaty stews, slow-braised beef ribs, game sausages. Drink: 2021 - 2023 480160 14.4% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 93/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Puygueraud 2016, Francs Côtes De Bordeaux, Bordeaux A.C., France: From the Côtes de Bordeaux wine region, Château Puygueraud 2016 is a rich, full-bodied red blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. Absolutely beautiful and a great value Bordeaux under $36. Love the ripe dark fruit, plum, crushed raspberry, sous bois and citrus flavours on this well-balanced, structured and elegant red with velvety tannins! Food pairings: grilled steaks, game sausages, lamb chops. Drink: 2021 - 2024 563114 13% XD 750 mL $35.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Herdade Grande Grande Reserva 2013, Vinho Regional Alentejano, Portugal: Herdade Grande Reserva 2013 is a full-bodied Portuguese red wine based on the Aragonêz wine grapes from the Alentejo wine region. A big and robust red with a mouthful of ripe dark fruit, spicy, smoky flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm. Pour with grilled game meats. Food pairings: roast beef, roast goose, pheasant. Drink: 2021 - 2024 18375 14.5% XD 750 mL $35.95 Score: 93/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mildiani Kindzmarauli Semi-Sweet Red 2018, Kakheti, Georgia: Produced by Tsinandali Old Cellar, Mildiani Kindzmarauli 2018 is a full-bodied, semi-sweet red wine produced from Georgia's native Saperavi wine grape. Rich with red berry, dark berry, spiced plum and savoury herb flavours, ripe, soft and intense on the palate. Pour with spicier fare like saucy beef ribs from the grill. Semi-Sweet Red food pairings: beef curry, dark chocolate terrine, sweet and sour pork chops. Drink: 2021 - 2024 682781 12% M 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. April 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fontanafredda Barbera d'Alba 2017, Piedmont D.O.C., Italy: Fontanafredda 2017 Barbera d'Alba is a Piedmont wine region favourite, medium-plus-bodied, supple and elegant with dried pink florals, blackberry and black cherry flavours juicy and lingering on the palate - a great value Barbera under $18. Drink or hold. Barbera D'alba food pairings: veal Porterhouse, rack of lamb, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2023 17530 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. April 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bolina Cato Horatius Aglianico del Vulture 2014, Basilicata D.O.C., Italy: Cato Horatius 2014 Aglianico Del Vulture is a bright and concentrated red wine from the Basilicata wine region. Floral with blackberry and balsamic aromas on the nose, the is a full-bodied red with blackberry, spice, savoury herb, dried fruit and balsamic notes. Beautifully balanced. Pour with game dishes. Aglianico Del Vulture food pairings: meat-lover's pizza, slow-braised beef short ribs, grilled goose sausages. Drink: 2021 - 2025 17526 14.5% XD 750 mL $30.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Benchmark Series Reserve 7 2018, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada: A stunning, deep, rich and concentrated BC red wine blend. Aromas of dark fruit and smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Benchmark Series Reserve 7 food pairings: Grilled sirloin steak or strong cheeses such as an aged Manchego or Pecorino.. Drink: 2021 - 2028 114546 14% D 750 mL $38.97 Score: 93/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A full-bodied, deeply flavoured BC Cabernet. Aromas of black currant and dark plum. Pair with hearty meat dishes. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: ribeye steak, strong cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2027 34694 13.9% D 750 mL $29.97 Score: 91/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castello di Ama San Lorenzo Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Castello di Ama San Lorenzo Gran Selezione 2016 Chianti Classico is a rich, full-bodied and vibrant red wine blend of 80% Sangiovese, 13% Merlot and 7% Malvasia Nera. Enticing on the nose with ripe red and dark berry, sweet tobacco and earthy, meaty aromas, look for dark cherry, black raspberry, anise and toasty oak spice flavours on this elegant and nicely balance Chianti with great acidity for food. Pour with a meat-lover's pizza. Drink or hold. Chianti Classico food pairings: meaty lasagne, meat-lover's pizza, veal Parmesan. Drink: 2021 - 2035 12751 13.8% D 750 mL $57.95 Score: 93/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wente Beyer Ranch Zinfandel 2017, California, United States: Wente's Beyer Ranch 2017 is a juicy, full-bodied, estate-grown, Zinfandel-driven red wine with a splash of Petite Sirah from the Livermore Valley in California. Love the dried florals, blueberry, crushed raspberry, dark cherry and figgy flavours on this fruity, mouth-filling Zin. Wente Vineyards was founded in 1883. Zinfandel food pairings: gourmet burgers, meat lover's pizza, barbeque pork side ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2024 66118 14.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poggio Salvi Brunello di Montalcino 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Tuscany wine region, Poggio Salvi 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is a full-bodied, bright and fruity red with black plum, crushed raspberry, sous bois, anise and meaty, spicy flavours on the palate. Tannins are fine and pleasantly grippy. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: roast beef, lamb chops, pork roast. Drink: 2021 - 2025 550053 14% XD 750 mL $52.95 Score: 91/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Corino del Comune di La Morra Barolo 2015, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Corino del Commune di La Morra 2015 is a full-bodied 100% Nebbiolo, bright on the nose with red berry fruit, rose petals, herbal and balsamic aromas. The wine grapes for this vintage were sourced from vineyards in La Morra and the wine was matured two years in oak barrels prior to bottling unfiltered and unfined. Look for juicy red fruit, rose petal, meaty, savoury herb and sweet spice flavours vibrant on the palate. Tannins are firm. Good now, better in 2023. Barolo food pairings: game dishes, sausages, bison burgers, roast leg of lamb. Drink: 2023 - 2028 17538 14% XD 750 mL $58.95 Score: 91/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Covila Rioja Alavesa Crianza 2016, Rioja Alavesa, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: From the Rioja Alavesa wine region, Covila Crianza 2016 is a fruity, medium-bodied and fragrant Tempranillo with ripe raspberry, vanilla and dark spice aromas on the nose. Vibrant on the palate with easy tannins, look for ripe red currant, dark cherry, cold black tea, minty and sweet spice flavours on the palate. Enjoy now with a roast of pork and all the trimmings. Food pairings: grilled pork chops, burgers, veal cutlets. Drink: 2021 - 2022 16704 14.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Abbotts & Delaunay Les Fruits Sauvages Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Pays D'oc, Languedoc I.G.P., France: Abbotts & Delaunay Les Fruits Sauvages 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a robust, savoury red from the Languedoc wine region and a great value Cab Sauv under $16. Wine grapes for this vintage were sourced from vineyards at the foothills of the Cévennes mountains as well as in Aude Valley that are bordered with wild flowers and herbs. Easy-to-enjoy and ready to drink now, look for ripe dark fruit, cherry, blackberry, wild herb and spicy flavours on this fruity red with food friendly acidity and easy tannins. Pour with a grilled butcher's steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: chicken, braised lamb, roast beef, rosemary pork tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2025 561209 13.1% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lapis Luna Zinfandel 2018, Pauli Ranch, Mendocino, North Coast, California, United States: Lapis Luna 2018 is a full-bodied Zinfandel-driven red blend with 20% Sangiovese wine grapes added in giving the wine a lovely balance of ripe red berry, raspberry, tart cherry, sweet and pepper spice flavours finishing long and vibrant on the palate. So good and excellent value under $20. Produced from wine grapes sourced from the Pauli Ranch, Mendocino, North Coast wine region in California. Pour with a meat-lover's pizza. Zinfandel food pairings: meat-lover's pizza, burgers, ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2024 17264 14.3% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beringer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley, California, United States: From Napa Valley, California, Beringer 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich and full-bodied California Cab blend with splashes of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Zinfandel. Dense and smooth with ripe cassis, smoky, spicy blackberry fruit, vibrant with food-friendly acidity finishing concentrated and long on the palate. Tannins are fine and structured. Beringer was established in 1875 by brothers Jacob and Frederick Beringer. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: veal chops, rosemary lamb, barbecued ribs in sauce, chicken cacciatore. Drink: 2021 - 2026 91058 14.5% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gaja Ca'marcanda Promis 2018, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: From the Tuscany wine region, Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis 2018 is a full-bodied Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese red wine blend with each varietal fermented and matured separately (18 months in previous-use barrels) prior to being blended and bottled. Zesty and spicy with spiced plum, cherry, red berry and savoury herb flavours on the palate. Tannins are structured. Pour with a meaty lasagne or grilled pork chops. Food pairings: grilled steaks, roast chicken, pork chops. Drink: 2021 - 2024 174334 14% XD 750 mL $64.95 Score: 91/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Spotted Hound Red Blend 2018, Cape Coast W.O., South Africa: From the Old Road Wine Company, The Spotted Hound 2018 is a rich and unique red wine blend of 65% Mouvedre, 24% Grenache Noir and 11% Pinot Noir. The Grenache Noir is sourced from bush vines in Agter-Paarl as is the Mouvedre with the Pinot Noir sourced from cool climate Elgin. Look for fresh red berry, dried florals, pink rose petals, baking spice and briny mineral flavours on this juicy red. Pour with grilled lamb chops. Red Blend food pairings: grilled game sausage, smoked meats, aged cheddar and cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2023 18683 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. April 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Juan Gil Silver Label Monastrell 2017, Jumilla D.O.P., Spain: Juan Gil 2017 Monastrell is a fleshy, generous Monastrell form the Jumilla wine region with purple plum, blackberry, dark cherry and red licorice flavours. Warming on the palate. Monastrell food pairings: veal chops, meat lover's pizza, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2021 - 2024 1677 15% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mas Doix Les Crestes 2018, Priorat D.O.Q., Spain: From the Priorat D.O.Q., Mas Doix Les Crestes 2018 is an unfined and unfiltered, medium-plus-bodied 80% Grenache, 10% Carignan and 10% Syrah red wine blend. Produced from younger grape vines, very approachable now with bright red berry, cherry, spicy and toasty well-integrated oak spice flavours on the palate. Lots of good acidity here for food. Drink or hold. Food pairings: game roast, sausage cassoulet, roast rabbit, duck. Drink: 2021 - 2024 18554 14.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 93/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marqués de Terán Reserva 2012, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Marqués de Terán Reserva 2012 is a Tempranillo-driven red wine blend with some Garnacha and Mazuelo. The wine is dry, robust and generous with dark plum, floral and balsamic aromas on the nose, spicy with dried fruit, plum compote, savoury herb flavours creamy, supple and long on the palate. The wine was aged 15 months in American oak and three months in French oak barrels. Drink or hold. Food pairings: Porchetta, veal roast stuffed with wild mushrooms, grilled well-marbled beef steaks. Drink: 2021 - 2028 18680 14% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Télégramme Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2018, Rhône A.C., France: From the Famille Brunier, Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Télégramme 2018 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape is a juicy, robust southern-Rhone CNDP generous with layers of blueberry, ripe cherry compote, cassis, savoury herb flavours wrapped up with a whiff of smoke and finishing long and supple on the palate. The wine is a traditional blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre from vineyards around La Crau. Tannins are structured. Good now better in a year or so. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: rare roast beef bites, rib roast, hearty stews. Drink: 2022 - 2028 292722 14.5% D 750 mL $63.95 Score: 94/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red wine

Château de Tréviac Corbières 2017, Corbières, Midi A.P., France: Château De Tréviac is a well-priced, full-bodied Syrah and Grenache red wine blend from the Corbieres, produced by Arnaud Sié. Corbières is the largest appellation within the Languedoc wine region. On the nose, aromas of blue and pink florals, blueberry and cocoa are evident. Juicy with black cherry, plum, dried garrigue herbs and black pepper spice flavours on the palate. Enjoy with roast pork. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb, filet mignon, grilled meats. Drink: 2019 - 2023 670505 14.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Sonoma County, California, United States: Kendall-Jackson Reserve is a consistent crowd-pleasing California Cabernet Sauvignon. Smoky with black cherry, tobacco leaf and mocha notes on the palate from oak aging . This popular Cabernet Sauvignon-based Bordeaux blend hails from the cool-climate, hillside vineyards of Sonoma County. Good structure, balance with well integrated oak. Tannins starting to mellow. Rich with dark fruit, underbrush, dark chocolate, cedar spice and smoky flavours on the palate. Enjoy with ribs and burgers from the grill. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: veal chops, rosemary lamb, barbecued ribs in sauce, chicken cacciatore. Drink: 2020 - 2028 331603 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 88/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Montes Purple Angel 2017, Colchagua Valley D.O., Chile: A cult classic, lush and elegant produced from 92% Caménère and 8% Petit Verdot grapes. Opaque in the glass rich with blackberry, plum, blackcurrant, ripe cherry, bell pepper, thyme, sweet spice and silky dark chocolate. Consistently great, this wine has it all. Pair with filet mignon and date night. Food pairings: veal roast, slow-cooked brisket of beef, rabbit fricassee. Drink: 2021 - 2025 62364 14.5% XD 750 mL $69.95 Score: 99/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Langlais 2015, Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France: Produced by G. Dupuy, Château Langlais 2015 is predominately made from Merlot with the balance in Cabernet Franc. Fresh red berry, plum, sweet cake spice flavours silky smooth on the palate with a lingering white pepper spice finish. Tannins are firm. Great now, better in two more years. Drink from 2021. Pair with rack of lamb. Food pairings: rack of lamb, pork cassoulet, grilled hanger steak. Drink: 2019 - 2022 463273 13.5% XD 750 mL $36.95 Score: 88/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vicente Faria Gloria Reserva 2018, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: A juicy, full-bodied Douro red wine blend of 40% Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), 30% Touriga Franca (French Touriga) and 30% Touriga Nacional. Fragrant with dark cherry, plum and dark chocolate aromas, rich and intense with dark plum, dark fruit, chocolate and baking spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm. Nice now better in about a year or so to fully integrate. Food pairings: slow-braised brisket, roast goose, grilled rack of lamb. Drink: 2021 - 2026 146522 13% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. April 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, North Coast, California, United States: Full and rich on the nose with plum compote and dark chocolate aromas. Dry, full-bodied with ripe dark fruit, savoury herbs, spicy with vibrant acidity for food. Tannins are velvety. Pair with a roast leg of lamb. The Hess Collection was founded in 1978 by Donald Hess, who is a Swiss entrepreneur and art collector. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pork tenderloin, hodge-podge, grilled burgers. Drink: 2020 - 2025 25080 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mazzei Ser Lapo Chianti Classico Riserva 2017, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Tuscany wine region, Mazzei Ser Lapo Reserva 2017 Chianti Classico is a medium-plus-bodied 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot red wine blend fragrant with dried pink florals, savoury mushroom and ripe cherry aromas on the nose; vibrant and fresh on the palate with flavours of cherry, ripe strawberry, red berry and dark plum balanced with food-friendly acidity. Good now, better in 2022. Chianti Classico Riserva food pairings: ravioli, beef stew, pizza, pork chops. Drink: 2022 - 2026 288530 13.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tommasi Rafaèl Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2017, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Tommasi Rafaèl Valpolicella Classico Superior is a full-bodied, traditional Corvina, Rondinella and Molina red wine blend from the Veneto wine region. Juicy and rich with dark cherry, dried red berry, strawberry, chocolate, cold tea and savoury spice flavours finishing sweet-tart on the palate. Pour with a vegetable lasagne. Valpolicella Classico Superiore food pairings: hard cheeses, spaghetti Bolognese, veal piccatta.. Drink: 2021 - 2023 23259 12.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Di Majo Norante Cabernet 2018, Terra Degli Osci, Molise I.G.T., Italy: From the Terra Degli Osci, Molise wine region, Di Majo Norante 2018 Cabernet is a brambly, rich and fleshy red, full-bodied with dark plum, dark cherry and wild herb flavours on the palate. Tannins are chewy. Pour with game dishes. Cabernet food pairings: pork chops, beef daube, game sausages, tortiere. Drink: 2021 - 2024 723742 13.4% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fayolle La Cuvée Nicolas Crozes-Hermitage 2017, Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône A.C., France: Fayolle La Cuvée Nicolas 2017 Crozes Hermitage is a full-bodied, concentrated and intense Syrah sourced from 40-year-old vines planted on granitic and rocky soils in the Lieu dit of "Les Donnieres". Lovely on the nose with ripe red and black fruit aromas, spicy and juicy with dark cherry, red plum, cracked pepper and savoury herb flavours finishing on a lingering mineral note. Pour with roast venison and lamb dishes. Drink or hold. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb, partridge, grilled prime rib steaks. Drink: 2021 - 2024 19283 13% XD 750 mL $33.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Solà Fred 2019, Montsant D.O., Spain: From Celler Masroig, Solà Fred 2019 is a juicy, full-bodied Spanish red wine produced from Carignan grapes sourced from the Montsant wine region. Look for ripe plum, blueberry, dark cherry, dried herbs and leathery, meaty notes on this vibrant red perfect for a game sausage cassoulet. Tannins are grippy, so decant the wine one hour prior to pouring. The wine was produced and aged in stainless-steel tank. Food pairings: grilled steak, beef sliders, tortiere. Drink: 2021 - 2024 636258 14% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Emiliana Signos de Origen Carmenère 2017, Colchagua Valley D.O., Chile: Signos de Origen 2017 Carmenère is a vibrant and smooth red wine produced from biodynamically-grown wine grapes grown on alluvial soils near the Tinguiririca River at the Los Robles estate. Look for bright red berry fruit, cherry, fine green and savoury herb flavours on the palate. Pour with meats and sausages from the grill. Carmenère food pairings: grilled game sausage, smoked meats, aged cheddar and cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2023 17131 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marqués del Puerto Reserva 2011, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: From the Rioja wine region, Marqués Del Puerto Reserva 2011 is produced from 90% Tempranillo and 10% Mazuelo. Look for ripe dark plum, red berry, cherry and blueberry flavours on this supple, full-bodied red wine. This vintage was awarded Gold at the 2019 Mundus Vini, Spring Tasting. Food pairings: grilled pork chops, hard cheeses, burgers, cheesy pizza. Drink: 2021 - 2025 638767 14.2% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vaucher Père & Fils 2018, Fleurie, Beaujolais A.C., France: From the Fleurie, Beaujolais wine region, Vaucher Père & Fils 2018 is a great value Gamay under $20. Fragrant with fresh violets, lifted cherry and bell pepper aromas on the nose, dry, medium-bodied with ripe blackberry, blueberry, plum, dried florals and pepper spice flavours elegant and long on the palate. Food pairings: roast chicken, roast duck, roast pork. Drink: 2021 - 2024 534339 13.1% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bollina Josuè Nero d'Avola Merlot 2018, Sicily I.G.T., Italy: From the Sicily wine region, Bollina Josuè 2018 is a medium-plus-bodied 50% Nero d'Avola and Merlot red wine blend. Rich with dark plum, blackberry, blueberry and savoury herb flavours matched with food-friendly acidity. Fresh and balanced with rich tannins. Pour with grilled meats. Nero D'avola Merlot food pairings: meaty stews, slow-braised beef ribs, roasted root vegetables. Drink: 2021 - 2023 17636 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pulenta Estate III Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Agrelo, Luján De Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina: Pulenta Estate III 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is ample with dark berry, blueberry, cherry plum and savoury herb flavours harmoniously balanced with vibrant acidity and rich tannins. Drink or hold. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled pork chops, veal cutlets, lamb kebabs, beef short ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2024 17454 14% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Peyros Tannat Cabernet Franc 2016, Madiran, Southwest A.C., France: Produced by the Famille Lesgourgues, Château Peyros 2016 is a great value, rich and concentrated Tannat and Cabernet Franc red wine blend with grapes sourced from the Madiran. Full-bodied and supple with blueberry, crushed raspberry, earthy violets and spicy, savoury flavours on the palate, beautiful structure and balance on this rich red with balanced acidity. Pour with a game roast or roast duck. Tannat Cabernet Franc food pairings: rare grilled meats, game dishes, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2021 - 2026 208249 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. April 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bodegas y Viñedos Ilurce Rio Madre Rioja Graciano 2019, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: From Bodegas y Viñedos Ilurce, Rio Madre 2019 is a bright, medium-plus-bodied 100% Graciano from the Rioja wine region. Rich with ripe red berry fruit, pepper spice and mouth-watering acidity. Rio Madre first produced this wine in 2010. Lovely now. Pour with grilled lamb chops. Graciano food pairings: smoked meat, turkey, veal breast stuffed with wild mushrooms, wild mushroom quiche. Drink: 2021 - 2023 354753 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. April 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barista Pinotage 2020, Western Cape, Robertson W.O., South Africa: From the Western Cape, Robertson wine region, Barista 2020 Pinotage is a full-bodied South African red wine fragrant with coffee espresso on the nose and palate from the toasty oak aging. Robust and full on the palate with dark fruit, espresso, dark chocolate and smoky toasty oak spice flavours. Perfect for smoked meats and cheeses. The winery is Certified for Integrity & Sustainability by the South African Wine and Spirit Board. Winemaker Bertus Fourie, who holds degrees in microbiology, chemistry and oenology, is nicknamed "Starbucks" for his role in shaping the so-called "coffee Pinotage" style. Pinotage food pairings: blackened lamb burgers, smoked cheese, braised beef in a Porter reduction. Drink: 2021 - 2025 172585 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beaumirail Vacqueyras 2017, Vacqueyras, Rhône A.P., France: From the Vacqueyras, Rhône wine region, Beaumirail 2017 is a vibrant and medium-plus-bodied 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah 5% Cinsault and 5% Mourvèdre red wine blend with a mouthful of ripe black raspberry, bright cherry and plum flavours concentrated on the palate. Tannins are structured. Pour with grilled meats or a sausage cassoulet. Food pairings: roast beef, grilled bavette steak, lamb chops, pork roast. Drink: 2021 - 2024 638650 15.1% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Monte Zovo Ca'Linverno Veronese Rosso 2015, Veneto I.G.T., Italy: Created and crafted by Diego Cottini and Monte Zovo, Ca'Linverno 2015 is a concentrated, aromatic wine produced from a blend of dried, shrivelled Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara and Cabernet Sauvignon wine grapes from a technique discovered by Diego Cottini himself. The first drying method takes place on the vines themselves allowing the grapes to dry, wither and concentrate until mid-November. After harvest, grapes are placed on a plateau and continue to dry and concentrate. After fermentation in stainless-steel tanks, the wine rests until March after the harvest and is then transferred to French oak barrels to age for two years prior to bottling. Ca'linverno is big and intensely fruity with bright red berry, cherry, red currant, blackberry, mocha, toasty nut, cedar, sweet spice, vanilla and smoky flavours on the palate with vibrant acidity and structured, chewy tannins. Pour with a meat-lover's pizza topped with more meat. Ca'linverno Veronese Rosso food pairings: veal parmesan, roasted duck breast, spaghetti Bolognese. Drink: 2021 - 2025 681692 14% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quinta do Pôpa Pôpa VV 2015, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: Quinta do Pôpa Pôpa VV (Vinhas Velhas) 2015 is produced from Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz from old vines in a single vineyard planted in 1932 in the Cima Corgo subregion. The wine is aged in French oak barriques up to 15 months. This is an elegant, vegan-friendly Douro red fragrant with ripe red berry, cherry, pepper, minty and sweet spice aromas on the nose, vibrant with food-friendly acidity and pleasantly grippy tannins. Drink or hold. Food pairings: roast beef, venison steak, Porchetta. Drink: 2021 - 2034 18394 13% XD 750 mL $56.95 Score: 93/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Giant Steps LDR Yarra Valley Pinot Noir Syrah 2018, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia: From the Yarra Valley, Victoria wine region, Giant Steps Ldr (Light Dry Red) 2018 is a medium-bodied 51% Pinot Noir and 49% Syrah, co-fermented red wine, rich and vibrant on the palate with bright cherry, raspberry, earthy mushroom and spicy flavours on the palate. The wine was matured in large French foudres for five months. "Ldr" was a term used by Maurice O'Shea. Drink or hold. Pinot Noir Syrah food pairings: lamb chops, turkey, duck, rabbit fricassee. Drink: 2021 - 2030 18007 13.5% XD 750 mL $33.95 Score: 93/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Tawse Sketches of Niagara Rosé 2017, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A lively and medium-bodied Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Gamay rosé wine blend from the Niagara Peninsula wine region showing ripe strawberries, pink grapefruit, watermelon flavours with a lingering soft orange zest finish. Enjoy with grilled salmon. Rosé food pairings: roast turkey with wild rice and apple stuffing, turkey pot pie, turkey shepherd's pie, turkey hash with sautéed red onion and Yukon potatoes. Drink: 2020 - 2021 172643 12% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. April 2021. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kendermanns Organic Trocken Rosé 2019, Rheinhessen, Qualitätswein, Germany: An excellent value rosé under $14 from the Rheinhessen wine region in Germany. Kendermanns 2019 is a vegan-friendly Qualitätswein produced from organically-grown grapes and is dryish rosé with bright red berry, strawberry, pink grapefruit and mineral flavours on the palate. Pour with a grilled asparagus and artichoke galette. Rosé food pairings: grilled asparagus, artichokes, charcuterie. Drink: 2021 - 2022 17752 9% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 88/100. April 2021. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Königschaffhauser Vulkanfelsen Trocken Pinot Noir Rosé 2019, Baden Qualitätswein, Germany: From the Baden wine region in Germany, this dry Pinot Noir Rosé was produced from wine grapes sourced from the Vulkanfelsen Weinberg or "Volcanic Rocks Vineyard" and so named from the volcanic soils in that area. Fragrant with ripe cherry, pink rose petals, raspberry, strawberry, fresh earthy mushroom and pink grapefruit flavours zesty on the palate. Pour with grilled salmon steaks. Pinot Noir Rosé food pairings: turkey tetrazzini, turkey sandwiches, salmon burgers. Drink: 2021 - 2022 168237 12.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Charles Mignon Cuvée Comte de Marne Brut Grand Cru Champagne, Champagne A.C., France: Charles Mignon Cuvée Comte de Marne is a bone-dry Grand Cru Champagne produced from a cuvée of wine grapes sourced from vineyards in the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs. Look for a persistent fine mousse rich and vibrant with ripe orchard fruit, citrus, nutty and mineral flavours with a long citrusy and creamy finish. Grand Cru Champagne food pairings: fish and chips, grilled shellfish, crab cakes, brunch fare. Drink: 2021 - 2027 18133 12% D 750 mL $69.95 Score: 93/100. April 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pelee Island Winery Mousseux de Pomme Sparkling Apple Wine 2018, Ontario, Canada: A delightful sparkling wine made from apples in southwestern Ontario. Pure apple essence in the glass with natural orchard sweetness. Enjoy on its own or with a fruit cobbler. Sparkling Apple Wine food pairings: pear saffron upside cake, apple cobbler, fruit flan. Drink: 2021 - 2022 556324 10% MD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. April 2021. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Blu Giovello Prosecco Rosé, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Prosecco Doc, Italy: A lovely Italian sparkling wine from the brand new category of Prosecco Rose! Fresh, lively and spritely with aromas of small field strawberries. Perfect for the deck or dock. Pair with fresh seafood or enjoy on its own. 11% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Allimant-Laugner Brut Crémant D'alsace, Alsace A.C., France: A crisp, fresh, toasty well-priced Alsatian sparkling wine. A gentle, persistent mousse rather caresses the palate -- not aggressive at all. Absolutely elegant. Crémant D'alsace food pairings: smoked white fish, roast chicken, Munster cheese, duck liver pate,. Drink: 2016 - 2020 30593 12.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. April 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Billecart-Salmon Brut Nature Champagne, Champagne A.C., France: A crisp, dry, elegant Champagne from one of the region's most respected producers. Notes of green apple and lime with a toasted bread finish. Pair with shellfish. Drink: 2015 - 2024 458570 13.5% XD 750 mL $85.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chevalier Monopole Brut Dry Rosé Sparkling, Burgundy A.C., France: I almost don't want to review this one as I'd rather hoard it for myself all summer long. Yet again, I will throw myself on the flames of self-sacrifice. This is freakin amazing. Gorgeous rosè. Is the price a typo? Fresh strawberries drying after a summer rain on a July afternoon. Take me there. Dry Rosé Sparkling food pairings: oyster poorboys, fried chicken, salads. Drink: 2017 - 2023 485920 12% MD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 93/100. April 2021. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tawse Spark Limestone Ridge Organic Brut Sparkling Riesling 2016, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A bright and zesty sparkling single-vineyard Riesling from the Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment wine region. Tawse Spark Limestone Ridge is made in the traditional method. Pronounced lemon curd and biscuit aromas, bright and crisp on the palate with crunchy green apple, honey and lemon zest flavours finishing with some mineral notes. Very nice with fish and chips, calamari and popcorn shrimp. Organic Brut Sparkling Riesling food pairings: sautéed deep sea scallops, seafood salads, sushi. Drink: 2019 - 2021 370361 12% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Featherstone Canadian Oak Chardonnay 2018, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A smoky, medium-bodied Chardonnay from the Niagara Peninsula wine region with ripe pear, apple, baked goods, lemon custard and creamy on the palate and aged in Canadian oak. The oak for these barrels are sourced from trees grown along the Grand River in Ontario. Pair with Canadian maple-smoked pork chops from the grill. Chardonnay food pairings: Asian dishes, crab cakes, pan-fried cod. Drink: 2020 - 2024 149302 13% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 87/100. April 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stags' Leap Winery Wine Cellars Chardonnay 2018, Napa Valley, California, United States: Produced by winemaker, Christophe Paubert, a vibrant and smoky, full-bodied Chardonnay, floral on the nose with baked apple, poached pear, soft citrus zest rich on the palate with a lingering sweet spice and mineral finish. Chardonnay food pairings: veal masala, veal and ham casserole, veal breast with herb stuffing. Drink: 2020 - 2023 655381 14.3% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Peller Estates Family Series Riesling 2019, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A crisp, fresh Niagara Riesling with aromas of lime and lemongrass. Perfect on its own or with seafood. Great price! Drink: 2021 - 2023 582817 11.5% M 750 mL $12.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: A vibrant, intense Sauvignon Blanc with grassy, fresh-herb with grapefruit, tropical fruit, bitter lime zest and flinty flavours on the palate. Chill and enjoy. Wine grapes for Dog Point are hand-picked from eight separate vineyard parcels. Yields are low-yielding at around 50 hl/ha. Dog Point operates under the “Biogro” program, an initiative to promote environmentally friendly and responsible wine making practices. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Masala salad, saffron potato cakes, spinach and watercress salad with raspberry dressing. Drink: 2020 - 2023 677450 13.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay 2017, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Quails' Gate Stewart Family 2017 Chardonnay is rich and mouth-filling with ripe golden apple, baked goods, nutty almond, lemon pudding, vanilla and smoky, toasty flavours silky smoooth on the palate, finishing oh soooo long. This Chardonnay is dry, elegant with refreshing acidity and can handle rich seafood dishes like lobster Thermidor but could go equally well with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken salad or poached salmon with a caper butter sauce, grilled cheese sandwiches. Drink: 2020 - 2024 639641 13% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 94/100. April 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ruffino Il Ducale Pinot Grigio 2018, Friuli D.O.C., Italy: Ruffino Il Ducale 2018 is a fresh and floral Pinot Grigio from the Friuli wine region with white peach, yellow plum and apricot flavours on the palate. Lovely acidity to pair with fried panfish. The Ruffino family's wine story dates back to 1877. Pinot Grigio food pairings: spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, linguini vongole, grilled pork loin. Drink: 2019 - 2021 577999 12.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 87/100. April 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alain Geoffroy Beauroy Chablis 1er Cru 2018, Burgundy A.C., France: Form the Burgundy wine region, Alain Geoffroy Beauroy 2018 is a delightful, and easy-to-enjoy Premier Cru Chablis produced from Chardonnay wine grapes from 40 plus-year-old vines. Right off the top, there is that telltale flinty, chalky, fresh lime and lemon zest aromas on the nose on this Chablis. Dry, mouth-watering and racy with fresh pear, apple, lime zest and wickedly good mineral flavours finishing long on the palate. This family-run estate was established in 1850, and the Chardonnay grapes to produce this vintage were sourced from vines of 30 to 45 years of age. Pair with grilled seafood or steamed mussels. Drink or hold. Chablis 1Er Cru food pairings: oysters, grilled white fish, chicken, pasta with pesto sauce, avocado salad, mussels with a lemon-herb sauce. Drink: 2021 - 2025 733501 13% XD 750 mL $40.95 Score: 91/100. April 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

A To Z Wineworks Chardonnay 2018, Oregon, United States: A To Z Wineworks 2018 Chardonnay is produced from sustainably-grown wine grapes from the Willamette Valley, Southern Oregon and the Columbia Gorge wine regions in Oregon. The 100% Chardonnay is unoaked with no malo treatment, so the wine is crisp and fresh with bright melon, apple, pear, lemon zest and mineral flavours on the palate finishing with bracing acidity. Pour with rich, medium-weight seafood dishes like grilled halibut steaks or sautéed filet of sole. A to Z Wineworks was started in 2002 by four friends from the Oregon wine region. Deb Hatcher (Eyrie), Bill Hatcher (Domaine Drouhin Oregon), Sam Tannahill (Archery Summit) and Cheryl Francis (Chehalem). Chardonnay food pairings: marinated lemon herb chicken breast grilled on the barbie, pan-fried panfish. Drink: 2021 - 2023 269258 13% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

O: TU Limited Release Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Otuwhero Top Block Vineyard, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: From Otuwhero Top Block Vineyard, Marlborough, South Island O: Tu 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is intense on the nose with ripe passionfruit, lime, gooseberry, fine herb and musky aromas, medium-bodied, concentrated, mouth-wateringly delicious on the palate. So good! Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: fish tacos, scallop ceviche, crab cakes. Drink: 2021 - 2022 17548 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beringer Luminus Chardonnay 2019, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, California, United States: Beringer Luminus 2019 Chardonnay is a supple, medium-bodied 100% Chardonnay with ripe orchard fruit, tropical fruit, lemon pudding and toasty oak spice flavours mouth-coating on the palate. Pour with roast Cornish game hens. Mark Beringer, winemaker named this wine Luminus to celebrate this bright and crisp Chardonnay from the Oak Knoll District, California. Chardonnay food pairings: toasted ravioli served with Alfredo sauce, pork tenderloin, crab cakes, gougère. Drink: 2021 - 2023 395699 14.5% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 93/100. April 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Attems Cicinis 2017, Collio D.O.C., Italy: From the Collio wine region, Attems Cicinis 2017 is a savoury Sauvignon Blanc with lemon-lime zest, fine herb, stony and earthy flavours bright and zesty on the palate. Lovely now. Food pairings: grilled shellfish dishes, quiche, herbed flatbreads with goat cheese. Drink: 2021 - 2021 75432 14% XD 750 mL $35.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Matahiwi Estate Chardonnay 2019, Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand: Matahiwi Estate 2019 Chardonnay is a bright and mouth-filling Chard with juicy white flesh stone fruit, grapefruit and toasty almond nut flavours supple, silky and zesty on the palate. Nicely done! Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, grilled pork chops, grilled salmon steaks. Drink: 2021 - 2023 17547 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ventisquero Grey [Glacier] Single Block Longomilla Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Atacama Valley D.O., Chile: From Atacama Valley wine region, Ventisquero Grey [Glacier] Longomilla Vineyard 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is produced on the edge of the Atacama Desert and the northern frontier of Chile, but also only 20 plus kilometres from the sea which means this SB is fresh with lots of green herb, vegetable and saline mineral flavours zesty and creamy on the palate. Just beautiful with all that vibrant acidity, pour with crab cakes, zucchini patties and grilled seafood dishes. Produced by Felipe Tosso and John Duval, wine grapes were sourced from a single vineyard, the Loncomilla vineyard in the Atacama desert. The wine was aged on its lees for 10 months. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: herbed quiches, salads topped with warm goat cheese and baby beets, grilled halibut steaks. Drink: 2021 - 2022 17461 13.5% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Winery of Good Hope Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2019, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: From the Stellenbosch wine region, The Winery of Good Hope 2019 Bush Vine Chenin Blanc is amazing value under $14. Vibrant and fresh with tropical fruit, ripe peach, pear and grapefruit flavours on the palate, wine grapes were sourced from bush-trained vines where cooling breezes from False Bay keep the grapes cool, allowing them to ripen evenly and fully giving the wine amazing acidity and minerality. Pour with all things seafood. Chenin Blanc food pairings: grilled shellfish dishes, quiche, herbed flatbreads with goat cheese. Drink: 2021 - 2025 18685 13.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. April 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Charly Nicolle Per Aspera Chablis 2018, Burgundy A.C., France: From the Burgundy wine region, Domaine Charly Nicolle Per Aspera 2018 Chablis is bright with aromas of fresh apple, crushed stone, lemon juice and mineral flavours mouth-watering on the palate. So good and lots to enjoy here. Drink or hold. Chablis food pairings: steamed crab, mussels, oyster pot pie. Drink: 2021 - 2024 18469 12.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. April 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Conundrum White 2018, California, United States: Produced by Charles f. Wagner, Conundrum 2018 is a beautifully-balanced and easy-to-enjoy white wine blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscat Canelli wine grapes. Juicy on the palate with baked apple, pear, stone fruit, dried pineapple and lemon zest flavours. Chill and enjoy with seafood dishes. White food pairings: coquilles St Jacques, Greek salad, salmon tartare served on shaved carrot and zucchini. Drink: 2021 - 2023 694653 13.5% M 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. April 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gabriel Meffre Saint-Vincent Côtes du Rhône-Villages 2019, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.P., France: Gabriel Meffre Saint-Vincent 2019 is a dry and weighty Côtes du Rhône Villages white wine blend of Grenache Blanc and Viognier grown in the Gard, blended with Roussanne and Clairette grown in the Vaucluse. Fragrant with fresh pear, blanched almond, ginger spice and lemon zest flavours, a well-priced, well-balanced Rhône white. Pour with roast chicken. Food pairings: pan-fried trout, grilled chicken, shrimp salad. Drink: 2021 - 2022 17890 12% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. April 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vignobles Jaubert Château La Grave d'Arzac Blanc 2019, Graves, Bordeaux A.C., France: From Vignobles R. Jaubert, Château La Grave d'Arzac 2019 is a Bordeaux white wine blend of mostly Semillon with some Sauvignon Blanc and simply over delivers for the price. Vibrant and refined with lots of acidity for food, crisp on the palate with grassy, herbal, stony mineral, grapefruit zest flavours lingering on the finish. Pour with a sautéed filet of sablefish. The Jaubert family has been making wine for five generations. Blanc food pairings: tossed green salad with salmon chunks, fish tacos, fresh steamed crab. Drink: 2021 - 2024 206714 13% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 86/100. April 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Green Leaf Organic Riesling 2019, Rheinhessen Qualitätswein, Germany: From the Rheinhessen wine region, Green Leaf 2019 Riesling is produced from organically-grown wine grapes. This is a lovely and zesty Riesling Qualitätswein, dry but fruity and ample with ripe apple, peach, yellow plum flavours and well-balanced with food-friendly acidity. Pour with grilled pork chops. Riesling food pairings: vegetarian curries, French Niçoise Salad, pan-fried panfish. Drink: 2021 - 2023 18252 11% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Umani Ronchi Centovie Colli Aprutini Pecorino 2017, Abruzzo I.G.T., Italy: From the Abruzzo wine region, Umani Ronchi Centovie Colli Aprutini 2017 Pecorino is a full-bodied white wine with tropical fruit, citrus peel and spicy flavours on the palate. Nicely done and really good now. Pecorino food pairings: grilled mango chicken, grilled mahi mahi with apricot compote, pork tenderloin stir fry. Drink: 2021 - 2022 11108 13% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. April 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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