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Dessert Wine

Dalva Colheita Port 1995, Douro D.O., Portugal: A gorgeous tawny port with aromas of toffee, caramel and toasted almond. Perfect for crème brûlée. Colheita Port food pairings: roasted nuts, fresh fruit cup, dark chocolate. Drink: 2016 - 2025 69930 19% S 750 mL $51.95 Score: 94/100. April 2021. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Shiraz 2016, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: Thorn-Clarke Shotfire 2016 is a robust Barossa red wine, a full-bodied Shiraz with layers of dark fruit, dark chocolate, vanilla and cedar spice. Shiraz grapes for this Australian red were cool fermented and the wine was aged in both American and French hogshead barrels for 14 to 16 months. This Australian red wine is made by sixth generation Goddard family. Shiraz food pairings: venison filet mignon with red wine gravy, grilled bison strip steaks, goose and duck sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2018 - 2024 18796 14.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cantine di Ora Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore 2016, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: A full-bodied Italian red wine blend of Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella grapes. The wine was repassed over Amarone skins to deepen colour, weight and flavour, thus the name ripasso. Aromas of black cherry, smoke and dark spice. Pair with rack of lamb. Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore food pairings: rich meat pasta with richer tomato sauce, roasts, blue cheese, osso buco. Drink: 2018 - 2024 451666 14% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Troublemaker Red Blend 11, Paso Robles, California, United States: This robust southern Californian red wine is a blend of 71% Syrah, 16% Grenache, 8% Zinfandel, 3% Petite Sirah and 2% Mourvèdre grapes. Lots of black fruit, toasty oak and spices on the nose and palate. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: lamb shanks in red wine and roasted garlic, grilled lamb lollipops, stuffed lamb tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2023 478636 15.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Torres Mas La Plana Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Penedès D.O., Spain: From the Penedès wine region, Torres Mas La Plana 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep ruby in the glass. The wine juice spent seven days fermenting In stainless-steel tank under controlled temperatures to enhance the fresh flavours in the wine, then aged in French oak barrel (85% new oak). Dry, full-bodied and rich with black cherry, ripe plum, sweet dried tobacco, savoury herbs, mint, softly spiced with a mineral kiss on the finish. Very elegant with fine-grained tannins. Pour with a Barbecued Galician Sirloin Steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled tenderloin, roast rack of lamb, Porterhouse veal chops. Drink: 2019 - 2026 129676 14% XD 750 mL $69.95 Score: 95/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fabre Montmayou Reserva Malbec 2018, Mendoza, Argentina: This is an easy-to-love Malbec sourced from 40-year-old vines near the Lujan de Cuyo and Las Compuertas regions. Look for layers of ripe blackberry, fine herb, earthy dark chocolate and vanilla flavours on the palate. Finishes long with velvety tannins. Approximately, 60% of the wine is matured in French oak barrels for one year. Malbec food pairings: game, lamb, spaghetti and meat balls, veal cutlets, osso Bucco, hard cheese. Drink: 2020 - 2024 261867 14% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kew Vineyards Pinot Noir 2016, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Kew Vineyards 2016 Pinot Noir is produced from Kew's estate vineyard. So bright and cheery with ripe red cherry, cranberry, fine herbs, anise and baking spices on the palate finishing with a smoky kiss. Lovely balance on this vibrant PN with a lingering finish. Tannins are fine-grained. Pour with grilled lamb chops. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled lamb chops, turkey, veal Porterhouse, duck confit, rabbit fricassee, wild mushroom stuffed quail. Drink: 2020 - 2022 520080 13.8% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Symington Family Estates Altano 2018, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: Altano 2018 is produced by Symington Family Estates and is a full-bodied and concentrated red blend of Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca from the Douro wine region aged in neutral French oak barrels and stainless-steel tanks. Lots of juicy dark fruit, savoury herb and spicy flavours on the palate matched with good acidity for food. Pour with braised beef and grilled sausage dishes. Food pairings: pork tenderloin, prime rib, roast chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2025 579862 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Haselgrove First Cut Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Haselgrove First Cut 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a vibrant, fruity, medium-plus-bodied red with ripe blackcurrant, dark cherry, blackberry, cedar spice and chocolate flavours on the palate. Lovely balance of food-friendly acidity to fruit. Pour with burgers and ribs. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled rib eye steaks, duck confit, rabbit fricassee. Drink: 2021 - 2027 18008 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Brigaldara Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Veneto wine region, Brigaldara 2015 Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico is a vibrant blend of 45% Corvinone, 45% Corvina and 10% Rondinella with rich tannins. Villa Brigaldara dates back to the 15th century, now currently owned by the Cesari family. The Classico is produced from the vineyards surrounding the villa. Grapes were dried for 120 days and aged one year in oak barrique and two years in oak foudres. Fragrant with black cherry, vanilla and sweet tobacco aromas on the nose, this is a smooth, classic Amarone with rich dark chocolate, dark cherry, vanilla and subtle spicy flavours supple and long on the palate. Drink or hold. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: meat filled pasta with rich tomato sauce, onion tarte, meaty stews. Drink: 2021 - 2025 300012 16.5% D 750 mL $74.95 Score: 93/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gaja Sito Moresco 2018, Langhe, Piedmont D.O.C., Italy: Gaja Sito Moresco 2018 is elegant and superbly made. A blend of Nebbiolo, Cabernet and Merlot grapes from the Langhe, Piedmont wine region and produced by Angelo Gaja, one of the rock stars of the wine world and an iconic figure for Italian winemaking. He's credited with making Barbaresco world famous as a robust red wine from northern Italy. Full-bodied, smooth and juicy with ripe red currant, black currant, fine herb and spicy, smoky flavours harmonious on the palate. Each variety was vinified separately prior to blending and then matured in oak barrels for 1 year. A good cellaring candidate, drink or hold. Food pairings: mature cheese, rare cuts of meat, risotto with mushrooms. Drink: 2021 - 2030 976043 14% XD 750 mL $82.95 Score: 93/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave des Vignerons de Gigondas La Cave Signature Gigondas 2016, Gigondas, Rhône A.P., France: Cave des Vignerons de Gigondas La Signature 2016 is a rich red wine blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah. Love this full-bodied red with its ripe red cherry, wild herbs, spicy, leathery and meaty mouth-coating flavours. Delicious now or cellar for another four years for this wine to show its best! Food pairings: grilled lamb chops, tourtière, veal cutlets, slow-braised beef short ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2027 18540 15% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 94/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alejandro Fernández Tinto Pesquera Reserva 2015, Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain: From the Ribera del Duero wine region, Alejandro Fernández Tinto Pesquera Reserva 2015 is a dry, medium-plus-bodied 100% Tempranillo produced from vines between 20 and 40 years of age. The wine aged 24 months in American oak barrels followed by 12 months in bottle. Alejandro Fernandez, a self made wine-maker, is one of the most well known and respected wine producers in the Ribera del Duero. Look for ripe red berry, dark fruit, cocoa, smoky vanilla and subtle spicy flavours smooth and balanced on the palate. Tannins are velvety. Drink of hold. Food pairings: rabbit sausage with lima beans, grape tomatoes and Swiss chard, roast pork tenderloin in a savoury fine herb and red wine sauce. Drink: 2021 - 2026 323345 14.5% D 750 mL $47.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sutherland Syrah 2016, Elgin W.O., South Africa: Sutherland 2016 Syrah is medium-bodied and fragrant Syrah with blueberry, dark cherry, pepper and cedar spice flavours elegant and long on the palate. Tannins are fine-grained. Nice now and for the next five years. Pour with a roast leg of lamb. Syrah food pairings: rack of lamb, slow-braised beef short ribs, Coq aux vin. Drink: 2021 - 2025 13349 14.3% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Boutari Naoussa Xinomavro 2017, Naoussa, Macedonia P.D.O., Greece: From Naoussa, Macedonia wine region, Boutari 2017 Xinomavro is full-bodied and vibrant with layers of dark cherry, earthy, meaty, savoury herb, black olives and spicy on the palate with great acidity for food. Tannins are ripe. Pour with a grilled pork tenderloin. Xinomavro food pairings: lamb, pizza, paté, spanakopita. Drink: 2021 - 2028 764118 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gran Passione Rosso 2019, Veneto I.G.T., Italy: From the Veneto wine region, Gran Passione 2019 is produced by Botter. Gran Passione was founded in 1928 by Carlo Botter. Since that time the small cellar has grown to become a thriving producer of Italian wines. A generous, full-bodied red wine velvety with vibrant ripe cherry, vanilla, sweet spice and chocolate notes finishing plushy and long on the palate. Rosso food pairings: veal Parmigiano, rich lentil and tomato stew, BBQ prime ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2024 410704 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Upshot Red Blend 2017, Sonoma County, California, United States: Upshot 2017 is a juicy, zesty and fruity red wine blend of Merlot, Zinfandel, Malbec, Riesling and Petit Verdot produced by Rodney Strong Vineyards. Lovely and lush on the palate with ripe dark berry, blueberry, toasty oak and baking spice flavours finishing flinty and long on the palate. Pour with grilled lamb chops. Rodney Strong Vineyards was the 13th winery that became part of the Sonoma wine industry. Rick Sayre joined the team as Winemaker in 1979 and the Klein Family, Fourth generation California farmers, purchased the winery in 1989 beginning the era of modern-style artisan winemaking. Red Blend food pairings: burgers, ribs, meat-lover's pizza, lamb kebabs. Drink: 2021 - 2024 577494 14.7% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Maison Chanzy Les Fortunés Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018, Burgundy A.C., France: Maison Chanzy Les Fortunés 2018 Pinot Noir is an Old World Burgundian Pinot Noir with classic dark cherry, flinty, earthy floral, smoky and mineral flavours on the palate balanced with mouth-watering acidity. Supple and balanced. Drink or hold. Pinot Noir food pairings: chicken, braised lamb, roast beef, rosemary pork tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2024 408153 13.5% D 750 mL $25.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Zinfandel 2018, Sonoma County, California, United States: From Sonoma County, California Dry Creek Heritage 2018 Zinfandel is produced from old vines Zin, juicy with a mouthful of black cherry, purple plums, crushed raspberry, wild herbs, anise and savoury spice flavours generous on the palate. Tannins are fine-grained and there is great acidity for food on this Zin to pour with burgers and ribs from the grill. Drink or hold. Zinfandel food pairings: burgers, ribs, cheesy pizza. Drink: 2021 - 2027 574491 13.5% XD 750 mL $36.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Volpaia Chianti Classico 2017, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Tuscany wine region, Volpaia 2017 Chianti Classico is a rich and vibrant red blend of organically-grown 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot and Syrah grapes, matured for 12 months in large French oak casks. Look for bright red berry fruit, savoury herb, cedar, nutmeg spice, earthy and smoky flavours on the palate finishing with dusty tannins. Smooth and approachable now. Drink or hold. Chianti Classico food pairings: pasta and sun-dried tomato sauce, spaghetti and meatballs, lamb Bolognese. Drink: 2021 - 2024 953828 13.5% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lavau Vacqueyras 2017, Rhône A.C., France: Lavau Vacqueyras 2017 is a dry, full-bodied red blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes. In 1964, the Lavau winemaking family left St-Émilion in Bordeaux and moved to the Rhône Valley. Brothers Benoit and Frédéric Lavau partnered with 300 grape growers in the region to make their wines. Fragrant with wild herb, blackberry and cinnamon spice on the nose, vibrant and beautifully-balanced with wild herb, dark cherry, raspberry, meaty notes and smoky vanilla flavours finishing spicy, juicy and smooth with velvety tannins. Pour with roast duck. Food pairings: rare prime rib, rack of lamb, crown pork roast. Drink: 2021 - 2024 104927 14.5% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 93/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J. Lohr Falcon's Perch Pinot Noir 2018, Monterey County, California, United States: From Monterey County, California, J. Lohr's Falcon's Perch 2018 Pinot Noir is easy drinking and easy to love, rounded and smooth on the palate with ripe blackberry, dark cherry, strawberry, chocolate, smoky and toasty oak spice flavours. Pour with roast duck. Pinot Noir food pairings: coffee-rubbed steak, duck, veal. Drink: 2022 - 2025 361717 13.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

JJ Hahn Section 72 Shiraz 2018, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: JJ Hahn's Section 72 2018 Shiraz is a beautifully-balanced Barossa Valley red and great value as well under $18. Elegant, with dark cherry, plum, meaty and spicy flavours, silky tannins rich and smooth on the palate. Shiraz food pairings: roast shoulder of lamb, grilled pork chops, veal roast stuffed with dried apricots and wild mushrooms. Drink: 2021 - 2024 15995 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Gensac Pas de Deux 2016, Gers, Southwest I.G.P., France: Domaine Gensac Pas de Deux 2016 is a deep, dark and rich Merlot, Tannat and Fer Servadoun red wine blend with fresh blackberry, wild herbs and sweet tobacco spice flavours fresh on the palate with structured, fine-grained tannins. Fer Servadoun is a red wine grape variety found mostly in Southwest France in the Gaillac, Marcillac and Béarn AOCs. Food pairings: tourtière, bison burgers, ribs, grilled veal chops. Drink: 2021 - 2024 18466 14% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Calling Pinot Noir 2018, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: From Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, The Calling 2018 Pinot Noir is a fleshy and rich with ripe dark fruit, sous bois and cedar spice flavours on the palate finishing with on a mineral note. Pour with game roasts and grilled meats. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast leg of lamb, grilled game sausages, tourtière, slow-braised beef short ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2025 613661 14.1% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Terredora Di Paolo Aglianico 2018, Campania I.G.T., Italy: From the Campania wine region, Terredora Di Paolo 2018 Aglianico is a medium-bodied, fragrant red wine with ripe red berries, black cherry, rose petals, baking and pepper spice flavours lingering on the palate. Aglianico food pairings: pork tenderloin, veal cutlets, meat and veggie kebabs, ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2022 602284 13% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Caterwaul Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley, California, United States: Caterwaul 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from sustainably-grown wine grapes from the Napa Valley wine region. Full-bodied, generous and lush with juicy cassis, earthy florals, spicy and dried sweet tobacco flavours on the palate. Caterwaul is a collaborative project between Thomas Rivers Brown and Matt Hardon. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: prime rib roast, mushroom-stuffed flank steak, tourtière. Drink: 2021 - 2025 19597 14.5% XD 750 mL $84.95 Score: 95/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gaja Sperss Barolo 2016, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Gaja Sperss 2016 Barolo needs no introduction. This Barolo is stunning (with 16,000 bottles released) and celebrates several milestones. This wine is crafted from 100% Nebbiolo and is elegant with great finesse, fragrant with ripe red berry, blue florals, anise and a mix of baking spice flavours. This wine is a great cellaring candidate and it does need some time in cellar to mellow, marry and show its best. Try in 2025, but the wine will continue to evolve over the next 30 years. Barolo food pairings: roasted game meats, venison tenderloin Wellington, rosemary rack of lamb. Drink: 2025 - 2055 92767 14% XD 750 mL $414.95 Score: 100/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trasqua Fanatico Riserva Chianti Classico 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Trasqua Fanatico Riserva 2015 Chianti Classico is a bright and fresh, medium-plus-bodied Riserva with bright red cherry, plum, cedar spice, savoury herb and mocha flavours rounded, plushy and vibrant on the palate. Great now. Pour with your favourite meaty, saucy pasta dish. Chianti Classico food pairings: veal scaloppini with a mushroom sauce, pork roast, roast Mediterranean chicken with olives and grapes. Drink: 2021 - 2024 283861 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quinta do Monte d'Oiro Ex Aequo 2015, Lisboa, Portugal: Produced by Quinta do Monte d'Oiro, Ex Aequo 2015 is a dry and full-bodied 75% Syrah and 25% Touriga Nacional red wine blend aged for 18 months in 40% new French oak barrels. Needs some time in cellar to begin to show what it truly is made of. Try in 2022 and the wine should continue to evolve for 15 years or more. Food pairings: roast meaty marbled meats, grilled pork chops, pork roast, goose. Drink: 2022 - 2042 18383 13.5% XD 750 mL $69.95 Score: 95/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Orlando Abrigo Meruzzano Barbaresco 2016, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Piedmont wine region, Orlando Abrigo Meruzzano 2016 Barbaresco is a full-bodied, vibrant Barbaresco with rich dark plum, meaty, smoky, leather, dried herb and minty flavours on the palate. Needs some time in bottle to come together and to tame those chewy tannins!. Try in 2024. Barbaresco food pairings: meaty lasagne, cheesy pizza, spaghetti and meatballs. Drink: 2024 - 2028 11596 13% XD 750 mL $46.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Laura Hartwig Carmenère 2018, Colchagua Valley D.O., Chile: Laura Hartwig 2018 Carmenère is a classic Chilean Carmenère from a single vineyard in the Colchagua Valley. Dry, medium-bodied and juicy on the palate with ripe black fruits, blueberry, dark cherry, leather, meat, bell pepper and mocha flavours supple and smooth on the palate. Carmenère food pairings: meat-based pasta dish, ribs in a zesty sauce, bison burgers. Drink: 2021 - 2022 213512 14% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castello Romitorio Filo Di Seta Brunello 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Castello Romitorio Filo Di Seta 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is produced from 100% Sangiovese wine grapes. Filo di Seta, translates to "Silk Thread" and is the name of a creek that flows through the nearby forest. The Sangiovese vines are located at an altitude of 350 metres and are northwest facing. Fermentation starts in stainless-steel tanks with a short cold maceration (below 20°C) up to 20 hours on grape skins, followed by up to 20 days of maceration at a warmer, controlled temperatures. The wine matures in oak barrels for up to 30 months, bottled and then aged in temperature-controlled cellars for one year prior to its release. The wine is fragrant with pink florals, dried cherry and nutty, woody aromas. Dry, medium-plus-bodied with vibrant, bright cherry, pink florals, savoury herb and structured tannins. It will continue to evolve over the next 15 years. Brunello food pairings: veal medallions in wild mushroom and red wine sauce, grilled ribeye steaks, rich meat-filled pastas and sun-dried tomato sauce. Drink: 2021 - 2038 26000 14.5% XD 750 mL $139.95 Score: 97/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Errázuriz Aconcagua Alto Carmenère 2018, Aconcagua Valley D.O., Chile: From the Aconcagua Valley wine region, the Carmenère wine grapes for Errázuriz 2018 were hand-harvested from a selection of vineyards in the Panquehue zone. The wine juice was fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, then aged 14 months in French oak barrels. From a solid vintage, the nose is fresh with bright red berry, plum fruit and fine herbs velvety on the palate with food-friendly acidity. Tannins are structured and fine. Carmenère food pairings: lamb cutlets, hamburgers, black bean soup, cheese. Drink: 2021 - 2024 546424 14.2% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 93/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Ferme Du Mont Première Côte 2019, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.P., France: La Ferme Du Mont Première Côte 2019 is an unfiltered Côtes Du Rhône red with dark cherry, crushed raspberry, blueberry and sous bois aromas on the nose. Juicy and vibrant with ripe blackberry, raspberry, and spiced cherry flavours lush and lingering on the palate. Fermented and aged in concrete with no oak influence, this medium-bodied red is a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre. Pour with chicken and ribs from the grill. Food pairings: roast beef, smoked beef sammies with gravy, rib eye steak. Drink: 2021 - 2025 251645 14% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Freemark Abbey Merlot 2017, Napa Valley, California, United States: From the Napa Valley wine region, Freemark Abbey 2017 Merlot is loaded with ripe black plum notes, dry, full-bodied with layers of ripe dark fruit, plum, dark cherry, savoury herbs, mocha and toasty oak spice on the palate. Josephine and John Tychson began winemaking at Freemark Abbey in 1881. After John's death, Josephine continued to work the vineyard, becoming California's first female winemaker. Pour with a juicy pork roast. Merlot food pairings: beef, cheese, roast chicken, pork quesadillas. Drink: 2021 - 2024 1602 14.4% XD 750 mL $54.95 Score: 93/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Lamarzelle Cormey 2015, Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France: From the Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux wine region, Château Lamarzelle Cormey Grand Cru 2015 is so juicy on the nose with ripe blackberry, blueberry, mocha, savoury herb, cedar spice and flinty mineral flavours supple on the palate. Nice now. Pour with a pork tenderloin en croute. Food pairings: roast turkey, game hens, grilled lamb chops, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2021 - 2024 18534 14% XD 750 mL $41.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Elena Walch Lagrein 2019, Südtirol-Alto Adige D.O.C., Italy: Elena Walch 2019 Lagrein is a medium-plus-bodied vibrant red wine produced in the Südtirol-Alto Adige wine region. Love the earthy, mushroomy nose with black olive, blackberry and savoury herb flavours plushy and long on the palate. Lagrein food pairings: pork schnitzels, veal cutlets, lamb kebabs, roasted root vegetable casserole. Drink: 2021 - 2022 19005 13.5% D 750 mL $25.95 Score: 91/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marchesi di Barolo Maraia Barbera Del Monferrato 2017, Piedmont D.O.C, Italy: From the Piedmont wine region, Marchesi di Barolo Maraia 2017 Barbera Del Monferrato is a full-bodied northern Italian red wine with a mouthful of black raspberry, black fruit, smoky, spicy and finishing with racy acidity on the palate. Drink now through 2024. Barbera Del Monferrato food pairings: pasta with cream based sauce, fried chicken, cheesy pizza, veal parmesan. Drink: 2021 - 2024 748277 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tarapaca Gran Reserva Syrah 2018, Maipo Valley D.O., Chile: Tarapaca Gran Reserva 2018 Syrah is produced by winemaker Sebastián Ruiz. From a good vintage and from five-year-old vineyards in the Fundo Tarapacá estate. Look for vibrant black cherry, ripe red berry fruit, pepper spice juicy on the palate. Tannins are structured and grippy. Pour it with well-marbled meats from the grill. Syrah food pairings: slow-braised lamb shanks, osso bucco, grilled game sausages. Drink: 2021 - 2024 17133 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Dozon Clos du Saut au Loup Chinon Rouge 2018, Chinon A.C., France: From the Chinon wine region, Domaine Dozon Clos du Saut au Loup 2018 is a vibrant satiny Chinon rouge, spicy and juicy with tart red berry, blackberry, vibrant and savoury on the palate. Tannins are velvety. Chinon Rouge food pairings: roast chicken, veal cutlets, lamb kebabs. Drink: 2021 - 2024 19046 14% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rémy Ferbras Plan de Dieu Terre de Mistral Côtes du Rhône-Villages 2017, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.P., France: From the Côtes du Rhône wine region, Rémy Ferbras Terre De Mistral Plan De Dieu 2017 Côtes du Rhône Villages is juicy and mouth filling with a bright, dark berry, cherry and raspberry mouthful, savoury herbs, finishing vibrant and spicy on the palate. Nicely done and great value. Pour with a grilled pork tenderloin. Food pairings: roast beef, ribs, pork chops, veal cutlets. Drink: 2021 - 2025 538009 14.2% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Planeta Frappato Vittoria 2018, Sicily D.O.C., Italy: Planeta Frappato Vittoria 2018 is a fragrant 100% Frappato from the Sicily Wine Region. Fragrant with ripe strawberry, cherry, blueberry, earthy violets and white pepper flavours wrapped up with a whiff of smoke finishing mouth watering on the palate. Silky and delicious now! Pour with a grilled venison steak. Food pairings: roast chicken, lamburgers, rack of lamb. Drink: 2021 - 2024 508655 13% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Susana Balbo Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Susana Balbo Signature 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegant, full-bodied and savoury Cabernet Sauvignon-driven blend with a splash of Merlot. Juicy with blackcurrant, earthy, nutty flavours lingering and creamy on the palate with a spicy finish. Elegant and well-crafted by a master winemaker, Susana Balbo has been unofficially dubbed the "Evita of Wine" in her native Argentina. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: barbecued ribs in sauce, New York strip loin, hard cheese. Drink: 2021 - 2024 260919 14% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Anthonij Rupert Cape of Good Hope Riebeeksrivier Western Slopes 2015, Swartland W.O., South Africa: Produced by Anthonij Rupert Wyne, Cape Of Good Hope Western Slopes 2015 is a Shiraz-driven, full-bodied red wine blend with the balance in Durif, Grenache and Carignan. Fragrant with dark cherry, sous bois, cedar spice and savoury herb flavours, weighty and mouth filling on the palate. Drink or hold. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb with herbs and garlic, grilled pork chops, roast duck. Drink: 2021 - 2026 18693 14.3% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Howard's Folly Sonhador 2015, Alentejo, Portugal: From Hill Valley, Howard's Folly Sonhador 2015 is a spicy, full-bodied red wine blend of Alicante Bouschet, Syrah, Aragonés and Touriga Nacional produced from wine grapes grown at high altitudes giving this powerful red intense aromas and bright flavours of fresh red berry, cherry, spiced plum, pepper spice. Pour with a roast beef dinner. Food pairings: roast lamb, grilled rib eye steaks, duck. Drink: 2021 - 2024 18471 14.4% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pietranera Brunello di Montalcino 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: From Agricola Centolani in the Tuscany wine region, Pietranera 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is full-bodied and fragrant with ripe black plum, dark cherry, earthy, savoury and cedar spice flavours rich on the palate. Tannins are firm and chewy, so give this wine a bit more time to come together. Try it in 2022. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: grilled steak, roast leg of lamb, hard cheese, veal piccata. Drink: 2022 - 2025 189761 14% XD 750 mL $53.95 Score: 93/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Long Meadow Ranch Farmstead Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley, California, United States: Long Meadow Ranch Farmstead Napa Valley 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is produced form 100% Cab. Sauv. Full-bodied and rich with ripe cassis, blackberry, boysenberry, olive, mint, smoky vanilla, long and spicy on the palate. Pour with grilled lamb chops. Long Meadow Ranch began operations in the late 1800s but fell to Prohibition until proprietors Ted, Laddie and Chris Hall brought it back to life in 1989. Drink of hold. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: burgers, ribs, meat-lover's pizza, slow-braised smoked beef brisket. Drink: 2021 - 2024 16456 13.5% D 750 mL $47.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

PaoloLeo Salento Agricolo Vino Biologico Primitivo 2018, Salento, Puglia I.G.P., Italy: From the Puglia wine region, Paololeo Agricolo 2018 Primitivo is organically-farmed with no use of pesticides or synthetic chemical fertilizers. This full-bodied juicy red is elegant and lifted with red licorice, fine herbs, red berry fruit and toasty oak spice flavours. Tannins are velvety. Great value under $18. Pour with Portobello mushroom burgers. Primitivo food pairings: BBQ ribs, gourmet burgers, grilled chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2024 17529 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. April 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Artesano De Argento Malbec Cabernet Franc 2018, Alto Agrelo, Luján De Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina: From the Alto Agrelo, Luján De Cuyo wine region, Artesano De Argento 2018 is a full-bodied and aromatic Malbec and Cabernet Franc red wine blend produced from organically-farmed wine grapes. Lovely nose of violets, chocolate and subtle cedar spice aromas -- an elegant beauty and great value under $17. Malbec Cabernet Franc food pairings: grilled lamb chops, tourtière, veal cutlets, slow-braised beef short ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2024 17463 14.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. April 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bieler Born to Run Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, California, United States: Bieler Born to Run 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is produced by Charles Bieler who sourced the Cabernet from vineyards in Lodi, California and Columbia Valley, Washington, giving the wine great parentage and generous layers of cassis, ripe blackberry, olive, minty and toasty oak flavours all balanced with fresh acidity. Pour with burgers and ribs. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: meat loaf, meat and rice stuffed peppers, bison burgers, roast partridge. Drink: 2021 - 2024 137034 13.4% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine du Murinais Les Amandiers Crozes-Hermitage 2019, Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône A.P., France: Domaine Du Murinais Les Amandiers 2019 Syrah is produced by Luc Tardy. A wine to watch from Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône wine region, expect fresh and ripe dark fruit, stony, mineral and spicy flavours fresh on the palate. Pour with roast lamb. Food pairings: roast lamb, grilled rib eye steaks, duck, turkey. Drink: 2021 - 2025 19055 14.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Valle da Fonte Old Vines Terroir Blend Reserva 2017, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: Valle Da Fonte Reserva 2017 is produced from old vines Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca aged in French oak barrels for nine months, then in stainless-steel tanks prior to bottling. Deep ruby in the glass, fragrant and smooth with ripe red berry, cherry, blackberry, meaty, earthy and sweet tobacco leaf spice flavours balanced with good acidity for food. Tannins are fine and velvety. Pour with grilled meats. Food pairings: grilled game sausages, tourtière, slow-braised beef short ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2024 18587 14% XD 750 mL $31.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Antichi Poderi Jerzu Chuèrra Riserva Cannonau di Sardegna 2017, Sardinia D.O.C., Italy: Antichi Poderi Jerzu Chuèrra Riserva 2017 is a dry, medium-plus-bodied Grenache with wine grapes sourced from the Cannonau di Sardegna appellation. Antichi Poderi is a co-operative winery sourcing grapes from member growers. The winery produces two cru wines, the Chuerra and the Josto Miglior. The former is fragrant and earthy on the nose with earthy florals, ripe dark fruit and dried herbs, sweet dried tobacco leaf and mineral flavours on this savoury and smooth red wine. Pair with roasted game dishes. Cannonau Di Sardegna food pairings: roast leg of lamb with herbs and garlic, grilled pork chops, roast duck. Drink: 2021 - 2022 270272 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. April 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Braccesca Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2017, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Tuscany wine region, La Braccesca 2017 Nobile Di Montepulciano is a smoky Sangiovese-based red wine blend with some Merlot. Look for spiced plum, blackberry, nutty and savoury herb flavours balanced with food-friendly acidity on this full-bodied red. Tannins are rich and pleasantly chewy. Pour with rich, meaty dishes like a meat-lover's lasagne. Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano food pairings: spicy sausage casserole, meaty lasagne, leg of lamb. Drink: 2021 - 2024 566216 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Château Bellevue La Forêt Rosé Négrette 2020, Fronton, Southwest A.P., France: Produced by Philip Grant, Château Bellevue La Forêt 2020 is made from the local Négrette grape, this is a vibrant, dry, medium-bodied rosé with fresh strawberry, dark berry and spicy flavours on the palate. Pair this food-friendly and versatile rosé with salads to baked ham. Rosé Négrette food pairings: strawberry spinach salad, roast turkey, veal scaloppini. Drink: 2021 - 2022 219840 12% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Joel Gott Rosé 2019, Central Coast, California, United States: A dry, mostly Grenache, with Cinsault, Counoise, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne rosé wine blend brought up in stainless-steel tank. Look for bright strawberry, fresh cherry, ripe melon, stone-fruit and lemon zest flavours with a smattering of spice on the palate on this stylish rosé. Pair with a grilled pork tenderloin. Rosé food pairings: pan-fried pickerel, steamed shrimp with lemon butter.. Drink: 2020 - 2022 668368 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards Sonoma Brut, Sonoma County, California, United States: One of my favourite Californian sparkling wines year after year. This one isn't vintage dated. Toasty and fresh at a great price. Don't limit yourself to pre-dinner toasts and New Year's Eve with this terrific bubbly: drink it throughout the meal and throughout the year. In fact, why not make a resolution to do so now? Pair with fried fish, oysters and other shellfish. Food pairings: chicken, curried dishes, pretzels, green peppers. Drink: 2019 - 2024 192898 12.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rivarose Brut Prestige Sparkling Rosé, Salon De Provence, Mediterranean, Provence I.G.P ., France: A lovely sparkling Rosé blend of Syrah and Grenache grapes from southern France. Crisp and refreshing with notes of field strawberries and spice. Pair with lobster or roast chicken. Sparkling Rosé food pairings: cold chicken sandwiches, chilled fresh steamed shrimp, charcuterie. Drink: 2018 - 2022 515288 12% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. April 2021. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gaston Chiquet Tradition 1er Cru Champagne, Champagne A.C., France: Gaston Chiquet Premier Cru Champagne is such a pretty brut bubble with a delicate mousse of creamy apricot, pastry, citrus and mineral flavours vibrant and rich on the palate. Nicely balanced and so good now. Disgorged July 2018. Champagne food pairings: quiche, fresh-steamed shrimp, crab cakes, fish and chips, seafood hors d'oeuvres, salads. Drink: 2019 - 2025 665851 12.5% D 750 mL $59.95 Score: 93/100. April 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Graham Beck Zero Cap Classique 2014, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: Graham Beck Zero 2014 Cap Classique sparkling wine is produced from mostly Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Noir with a delicate mousse of creamy ripe apple, red berry, soft citrus, fresh pastry, blanched almond and a mineral and spice kiss on the finish. No dosage or added sugar on this pretty, creamy sparkler with secondary fermentation in bottle and on its lees for five years! Cap Classique food pairings: fresh steamed shrimp, seafood bites, freshly steamed shellfish. Drink: 2021 - 2023 435453 13% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Otu Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Otu 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is fragrant with fresh melon, tropical fruit and lime zest aromas, intense and vibrant with balanced acidity finishing juicy, long and long the palate. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: cold turkey sandwiches, grilled shellfish, grilled asparagus and herbed goat cheese galette. Drink: 2021 - 2022 17549 12.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Leyda Kadún Single Vineyard Sauvignon Gris 2016, Leyda Valley D.O., Chile: From the Leyda Valley wine region, Kadún 2016 Sauvignon Gris is produced from a single 10 acre vineyard planted in Sauvignon Gris. Sauvignon Gris is a wine grape with a pinkish, hued skin, typically less aromatic but smoother on the palate than Sauvignon Blanc. Look for fine herb, fresh melon, tropical fruit notes and a briny mineral flavours with a smooth finish on this example. Sauvignon Gris food pairings: sautéed halibut steaks, fish tacos, grilled chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2022 17612 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Soho White Collection Peggy Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: From Marlborough, South Island, Soho White Collection Peggy 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is a vegan-friendly SB as juicy on the nose as it is on the palate with ripe pink grapefruit, melon, fresh herbs and mouth-watering, food-friendly acidity. So good now. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Caesar salads topped with fresh steamed shrimp, grilled chicken, creamy cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2022 144386 12.9% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. April 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Simonnet-Febvre Chablis 2018, Burgundy A.C., France: A classic Burgundian Chablis! Light, clean, crisp and dry with melon, stone fruit, green apple, citrus zest, pink grapefruit and a chalky mineral flavours on the palate. Racy acidity to pair with oysters on the half-shell please. Chablis food pairings: prawn bisque, brie fondue, mushroom stuffed chicken breast, oysters, grilled vegetables. Drink: 2020 - 2023 41780 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bachelder Saunders-Haut Vineyard Chardonnay 2017, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From the Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment wine region, Bachelder Saunders-Haut Vineyard 2017 Chardonnay is an elegant, intense Chard, dry, medium-bodied with baked apple, stone fruit, toasted nut and clean, crisp mineral notes on the palate with ultra-balanced acidity. Amazing, as always. Pour with roast turkey dinner. Chardonnay food pairings: seared scallop, grilled seafood, roasted stuffed chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2024 324103 12.5% D 750 mL $44.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bachelder Chardonnay 2018, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Produced by Thomas Bachelder, a weighty, beautifully-balanced and buttery Chardonnay with crisp green apple, white pear, lemon zest, mineral and toasty flavours vibrant on the palate. Simply one of the best Chardonnays available. Drink or hold. Chardonnay food pairings: tuna steaks, swordfish, turkey dinner, beef, chicken breast. Drink: 2020 - 2023 302083 12.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. April 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J. Lohr Riverstone Arroyo Seco Monterey Chardonnay 2018, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County, California, United States: J. Lohr Riverstone 2018 Chardonnay 375ml is a perfect-for-one size of this citrusy, tropical fruit, ripe peach, creamy and toasty Chardonnay. Produced by winemaker, Kristen Barnhisel, this is a balanced and well-crafted California Chard. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, fish and chips, salmon patties, veal cutlets, mushroom risotto. Drink: 2019 - 2024 10866 13.5% D 375 mL $12.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bernardus Winery Griva Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County, California, United States: Bernardus Griva Vineyard 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is intense with lime zest, passionfruit, ripe Anjou pear and spring rain mineral aromas on the nose and is dry, medium-bodied with beautifully-balanced acidity finishing fresh on the palate. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: herbed goat cheese on baguette, quiche, herbed flat breads, salads. Drink: 2021 - 2022 17571 12.5% D 750 mL $28.95 Score: 91/100. April 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Studert-Prüm Maximinhof Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett 2018, Mosel Prädikatswein, Germany: Studert-Prüm Maximinhof Graacher Himmelreich 2018 Riesling Kabinett Gutsabfüllung (estate bottled) is a rich, off-dry Mosel Riesling fragrant with ripe apple, pear and mineral aromas, delivering layers of ripe yellow apple, apricot, soft orange, tropical fruit and mineral flavours smooth and sensual on the palate. Drink or hold. Riesling Kabinett food pairings: glazed ham, sweet potatoes, ginger chicken, seafood. Drink: 2021 - 2024 160853 8.5% M 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alois Lageder Porer Pinot Grigio 2018, Südtirol-Alto Adige D.O.C., Italy: Alois Lageder Porer 2018 Pinot Grigio is produced from biodynamically-grown grapes in the Südtirol-Alto Adige wine region. Dry, vibrant and creamy with ripe apple, honeyed melon and flinty, fine herb and mineral flavours on the palate. So good now. Pinot Grigio food pairings: grilled chicken, halibut steaks, spring salads, brunch fare, herbed quiches. Drink: 2021 - 2022 473843 13% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vesevo Beneventano Falanghina 2019, Beneventano, Campania I.G.T., Italy: From the Campania wine region, Vesevo 2019 Falanghina is sourced form wine grapes 450-550 metres above sea level with cooling breezes off the Bay of Naples. This same breeze has, over the centuries, blown volcanic ash from Vesuvius inland giving the soil a volcanic character rich in minerals and trace elements. Wine grapes undergo low-temperature fermentation to retain its citrusy and flinty aromas and flavours on the palate. This vintage was awarded Blue Gold at the 2020 Sydney International Wine Competition. Falanghina food pairings: pan-fried freshwater fish, steamed clams and mussels hotpot, crab cakes. Drink: 2021 - 2023 289538 13% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

13th Street Expression Riesling 2019, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From the Niagara Peninsula wine region, 13th Street Expression 2019 Riesling is very expressive with its bright apple, stone-fruit and zesty lemon-lime citrusy flavours finishing vibrant and long. The new Expression wines at 13th Street are themed as an "expression of the winemaker's style" and the "vineyard's terroir." Riesling food pairings: grilled pork chops, baked ham, veal schnitzel, smoked whitefish on baguette. Drink: 2021 - 2024 19345 11.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. April 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Undurraga Terroir Hunter Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Limarí Valley, Chile: From the Limarí Valley, Undurraga Terroir Hunter 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is fresh on the nose with gooseberry, lemon zest aromas, grassy, flinty, chalky-dry and vibrant with fantastic food-friendly acidity. Pour with oyster poor boy burgers or a scallop ceviche. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: fish tacos, calamari, fish and chips, crab cakes. Drink: 2021 - 2022 17614 14% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

McManis Family Vineyards Viognier 2019, River Junction, California, United States: From the McManis Family Vineyards, this sustainably-grown and vegan-friendly Viognier is great value under $21. Aromatic with white floral, ripe peach and ginger spice aromas, this is a dry, medium-plus-bodied Viognier vibrant on the palate with ripe peach, honeyed apple, vanilla and soft citrus flavours creamy, lush and satisfying on the palate. Viognier food pairings: seared scallops, blackened tuna steaks, roast chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2024 658112 13.5% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pierre Sparr Sol Calcaire Pinot Gris 2016, Alsace A.C., France: From Pierre Sparr, Sol Calcaire 2016 Pinot Gris is floral and fresh with ripe pear, apple and citrus zest aromas smooth, silky and elegant on the palate. Pinot Gris food pairings: sushi, BBQ pork riblets, mild vegetarian curries. Drink: 2021 - 2022 19482 12% M 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. April 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sileni Straits Grand Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Sileni Straits Grand Reserve 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is produced from sustainably-grown wine grapes sourced from a variety of soil types in the Marlborough. Gravels provided the wine's, ripe peach and tropical fruit notes with clay loamy soils giving the wine its herbaceous, citrusy, mineral notes. The wine juice was cool-fermented in stainless-steel tanks to retain its pure and fresh fruit flavours. It was then left to rest on its lees to develop texture and complexity. The wine came by its name from Greek mythology where the Sileni were companions of Dionysus, the Greek God of wine, vineyards and theatre and were always on hand to celebrate and to enjoy these. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: crab cakes, zucchini and spring onion patties, grilled chicken breasts with herbed butter. Drink: 2021 - 2022 17550 13% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Vitallis Les Perrières Pouilly-Fuissé 2017, Burgundy A.C., France: From the Burgundy wine region, Château Vitallis Les Perrières 2017 Pouilly-Fuissé is a vibrant, medium-plus-bodied Chardonnay with wine grapes sourced from ‘Les Perrières’. Bright and elegant on the nose with blanched almond, brioche, white flora and mineral aromas. The wine is smooth, creamy and vibrant with ripe apple, toasty nut and clean mineral flavours on the palate. Lovely with grilled shellfish dishes. Pouilly-Fuissé food pairings: grilled shellfish dishes, steamed shrimp, steamed mussels in their own juice. Drink: 2021 - 2024 18470 13% XD 750 mL $38.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bon Courage Estate Prestige Cuvée Chardonnay 2019, Robertson W.O., South Africa: Bon Courage Prestige Cuvée 2019 Chardonnay is excellent value under $16. Produced from 100% Chardonnay sourced from the Robertson wine region, lovely, toasty and juicy on the palate with bright green apple, citrus zest, tropical fruit and toasty oak flavours on the palate. Pour with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled salmon over pasta in a cream-based sauce, grilled chicken, veal chops. Drink: 2021 - 2023 278333 14.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 86/100. April 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Studert-Prüm Maximinhof Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett Riesling 2017, Mosel Prädikatswein, Germany: From the Mosel wine region, Studert-Prüm Maximinhof Wehlener Sonnenuhr 2017 Riesling is a Riesling Kabinett with balanced and food-friendly acidity. Love the soft orange, ripe orchard fruit, savoury, flinty and rainwater mineral flavours on this smooth, mouth-filling Riesling. Drink or hold. Riesling food pairings: mild curries, roasted yams and sweet potatoes, pork roast with apricot and peach chutney. Drink: 2021 - 2038 970129 7.5% M 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. April 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Daou Chardonnay 2018, Adelaide District, Paso Robles, California, United States: from the Adelaide District, Paso Robles, Daou 2018 Chardonnay is a dry, medium-plus-bodied buttery Chardonnay with apple dumpling, tropical fruit, lemon curd with warm hay and toasty nut flavours finishing long and luxurious with a kiss of spice. Drink or hold. Chardonnay food pairings: lobster bisque, butternut squash risotto, sautéed pork tenderloin and morel mushrooms. Drink: 2021 - 2024 17579 14.2% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay 2019, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia: From the Margaret River, Western Australia wine region, Vasse Felix Filius 2019 Chardonnay is a cool-climate Chard, rich with fresh ripe apple, tropical fruit, bright citrus, flinty, mineral and toasty flavours on the palate from oak ageing. Love the crisp acidity and silky smooth palate on this bright Chard. Drink or hold. Chardonnay food pairings: crisp-skinned roast pork, light chicken dishes, creamy pastas and soft cheeses such as brie. Drink: 2021 - 2024 416511 12.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. April 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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