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Château Hourtou Côtes de Bourg 2015, Côtes De Bourg, Bordeaux A.C., France: Château Hourtou 2015 is a great value, dry and medium-plus-bodied Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec red Bordeaux blend from the Côtes De Bourg wine region. Loads of blackberry, plum, savoury herb and well-integrated oak spice on this flavourful red. Château Hourtou is located at the top of a sloping hillside and dates back to the 15th century. In 1985, it was purchased by the Castel family who have renewed the vineyards and the cellar. The Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec grape vines on the property average 40 years of age, but there are some vines over 100 years old. Food pairings: grilled rib-eye steak, steak and kidney pie, roast leg of lamb, crown roast of pork, turkey, duck. Drink: 2020 - 2024 630038 13.4% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Vrai Caillou Bordeaux Supérieur 2016, Bordeaux A.C., France: Still a phenomenal value Bordeaux red. Smoky cherry, plummy, raspberry and cranberry aromas. Tart cherry, grippy tannins with good acidity for food. Vrai Caillou estate has belonged to the Pommier family since 1863. Most of the grape vines are over 45 year of age. Food pairings: grilled New York striploin steak done rare, roast chicken, tourtière. Drink: 2019 - 2023 348292 12.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Babich Black Label Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Tasty juicy cherries and plums. Love this style with its vibrant mouth-watering acidity for food. Polished tannins with a silky smooth texture and satisfying finish. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal chops, turkey, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2024 465963 14% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 92/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Niro di Citra Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2016, Abruzzo D.O.C., Italy: Produced from 100% Montepulciano from the Abruzzo wine region with bright red cherry, plum jam, anise and sweet tobacco flavours on the palate. Lifted, fresh and nicely done. Very approachable now. Montepulciano D'abruzzo food pairings: Sicilian gnocchi with sausage ragu, meat ravioli with a rich tomato sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2024 278150 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. May 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Xavier Vignon Ventoux 2017, Ventoux, Rhône A.P., France: A spicy, rich Rhône red made from Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre wine grapes and produced by Xavier Vignon. Lots of ripe raspberry and sweet spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are fine. The Grenache wine for this blend was aged in tank. Enjoy now and for the next three years. Pair with grilled pork sausages. Food pairings: sausage and bean cassoulet, gourmet hamburgers, Salisbury steak. Drink: 2019 - 2025 413211 14.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tornatore Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Nerello Cappuccio 2017, Etna, Sicily D.O.C., Italy: A robust 95% Nerello Mascalese and 5% Nerello Cappuccio, Sicilian red wine blend with ripe, black raspberry, strawberry jam, cherry and smoky flavours on the palate. Drinking beautiful now. Pair with grilled game sausages. Nerello Mascalese Nerello Cappuccio food pairings: hearty meats, pasta in tomato sauce, cheddar cheese, risotto with mushrooms. Drink: 2019 - 2024 487090 14% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Les Darons 2017, Languedoc, Midi, A.P., France: A medium-plus-bodied red blend of 75% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 5% Carignan sourced from 40 plus year old vines from vineyards in the Languedoc. Fantastic value under $17. Look for ripe dark cherry, dried strawberry, dried tobacco, leather and pepper spice on the palate. Lovely and savoury. Food pairings: game meats, rare roast beef, spice-braised lamb, cheddar. Drink: 2019 - 2024 448464 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quadrus Reserva 2011, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: Quadrus Reserva 2011 is a smooth and sensuously silky, full-bodied red from the Douro wine region produced from mostly Touriga Nacional wine grapes. From the Amaro brothers based out of Toronto, this is a nicely balanced, easy to enjoy dry red with dark plum, raspberry, figgy, mocha and smoky vanilla flavours smooth and elegant on the palate. Enjoy with veal stuffed Portobello mushrooms. Food pairings: roast pork, lamb kebabs, meat-lover's pizza, venison tenderloin, roast duck gourmet burgers, tourtière. Drink: 2019 - 2024 29232 14% D 750 mL $28.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mt. Monster Cabernet 2017, Limestone Coast, South Australia, Australia: From Morambro Creek, Limestone Coast, Mt. Monster 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep and dark red in the glass and more of a pussy cat on the palate with smooth, rich (and warming at 14.5% abv) blackberry, dark plum, roasted nut flavours and silky tannins. Produced from estate-grown grapes. Enjoy now with burgers and ribs from the grill. Cabernet food pairings: grilled sirloin steak, slow-braised blade roast in wine sauce, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2021 - 2024 18338 14.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J. Lohr South Ridge Syrah 2017, Paso Robles, California, United States: J. Lohr's South Ridge Syrah is full-bodied, food-friendly and silky satin with rich ripe dark cherry, dark berries, dark chocolate with white pepper spice and smoky, toasty oak. Pair with grilled ribs or Portobello mushroom burgers. Syrah food pairings: meat pizza, Margherita pizza, feta stuffed hamburgers. Drink: 2020 - 2024 948240 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rocca delle Macìe Famiglia Zingarelli Riserva Chianti Classico 2017, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A mouth-watering mostly Sangiovese with a smattering of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Ripe with spiced plum, dark cherry and earthy, savoury flavours on the palate. Aged 24 months in French Allier barrels. Chianti Classico food pairings: mince sirloin, sausage and cheese pizza, Tuscan rabbit, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2020 - 2024 930966 13% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 94/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ornellaia 2017, Bolgheri, Tuscany D.O.C., Italy: Luxurious and sensuous with layers of ripe cherry, bright raspberry, black currant, cedar spice and nutty flavours on the palate, a beautiful Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot red wine blend. Fermented in stainless steel tank with malo occurring in 70% new and 30% one-fill French oak barrels. The wine remains in barriques for about 18 months, assembled after 12 months and then returned to the barriques for the remainder of the six months ageing, bottled and held for another year prior to release. Good now, better in a few years. Food pairings: wild boar roast, grilled venison steak, roast saddle of rabbit. Drink: 2020 - 2040 722470 14.5% XD 750 mL $249.95 Score: 94/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zonte's Footstep Chocolate Factory Shiraz 2018, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: A savoury 100% Shiraz from the McLaren Vale wine region, meaty and mouth-watering with fleshy dark fruit, cherry, ripe plum and chocolate flavours with a lingering, juicy dark berry finish. Shiraz food pairings: rosemary lamb, kangaroo tenderloin, roast pheasant. Drink: 2020 - 2026 396481 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. May 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cathedral Cellar Shiraz 2018, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: From KWV, Cathedral Cellar's 2018 Shiraz is full-bodied with ripe dark berry, plum, leather, smoked meat, savoury herb and spicy flavours on the palate. KWV celebrates their 100th anniversary with this 2018 vintage. Hover your phone over the label to see the winemaker who provides winetasting notes and the story behind the wine. Shiraz food pairings: lamb tagine, roast rack of lamb, beef long ribs on the barbie. Drink: 2021 - 2024 561142 14.3% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château La Bastide 2017, Corbières, Languedoc A.P., France: From the Corbières, Languedoc wine region, Château La Bastide 2017 is an excellent value, full-bodied red wine produced from mostly Syrah with some Grenache and Mourvèdre all from vines over 30 years of age. The wine is dry and vibrant with dark fruit, red berry, sous bois, toasty oak and mineral flavours silky and lingering on the palate. Nicely balanced overall. Pour with roast chicken. Winemaker, Guilhem Durand has been producing wine in the south of France for over 25 years. Food pairings: meat lover's pizza, tourtière, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2021 - 2025 360487 14% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine de La Madone Le Perréon Beaujolais-Villages 2019, Beaujolais A.C., France: From Jean Bererd et Fils, Domaine de La Madone Le Perréon 2019 is a zesty, medium-bodied 100% Gamay, Beaujolais Village with ripe red raspberry, blueberry, anise and pepper spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are fine and powdery. Pour with a grilled three-pepper steak. Food pairings: grilled chicken, roast breast of veal, beef tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2028 981175 13% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. May 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paxton AAA Shiraz Grenache 2019, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Paxton Aaa 2019 is a medium-plus-bodied Shiraz and Grenache red wine blend produced from biodynamically grown grapes, vinified separately and matured in previous use oak barrels for one year prior to the final blend. Look for ripe blackberry, dark cherry, earthy, minty and savoury herb flavours on this spicy red blend from the McLaren Vale. Silky and very approachable now. Pour with chops from the grill. Drink or hold. Shiraz Grenache food pairings: roast leg of pork, pork tenderloin en croute, steak and kidney pie. Drink: 2021 - 2098 149898 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 93/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pauletts Vineyards Polish Hill River Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2016, Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia: Pauletts Vineyards Polish Hill River 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot red wine blend is robust, mouth-watering and spicy. Look for spiced plum, black currant, dark cherry, vibrant acidity and structured tannins on this 15% abv big and bold red from the Clare Valley. Good now better in 2022. Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot food pairings: game stews, pork roast, lamb chops. Drink: 2022 - 2028 18518 14.9% XD 750 mL $31.95 Score: 94/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Corison Winery Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Napa Valley, California, United States: This is the best Californian Cabernet Sauvignon I've ever tasted. It also defies expectations: it's ethereal with great finesse and elegance, yet it has a powerful depth and complexity. The texture is liquid silk draped on a titanium core. Aromas of dark berries and smoke. A finish that lasts forever. Pair with more of this wine or a rare steak. Drink: 2021 - 2035 18036 14% XD 750 mL $100.00 Score: 100/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Posta Estela Armando Bonarda 2019, Mendoza, Argentina: Produced by Laura Catena, La Posta Estela Armando 2019 Bonarda is a great value juicy red from a 50-year-old vineyard in the Guaymallén zone. Lots of juicy fresh fruit flavours with layers of blackberry, blueberry, plum, smoke and toasty oak spice finishing smooth and supple on the palate. Very nice now. Bonarda food pairings: beef stew, barbecued chicken, turkey, duck breast. Drink: 2021 - 2023 261586 13% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masút Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017, Eagle Peak, Mendocino, California, United States: Produced by Jacob and Benjamin Fetzer, Masút Estate Vineyard 2017 Pinot Noir is an elegant and intense PN rich with bright red cherry, berry, dark plum, earthy, flinty, spicy and mouth filling with a finish that lingers on. Enjoy now with a garlic and rosemary rubbed rack of lamb. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal chops, veggie kebabs, turkey. Drink: 2021 - 2023 17195 14.5% D 750 mL $44.95 Score: 93/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Il Poggione Brunello Di Montalcino 2014, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Tuscany wine region, Il Poggione 2014 Brunello Di Montalcino is an elegant and well-crafted Brunello produced from 100% Sangiovese sourced from the winery's oldest vineyards. The juice is fermented in temperature controlled stainless-steel tanks and then aged in French oak barrels prior to bottling and bottle ageing. Loaded with blueberry, dark cherry, fine herb, earthy and well-integrated oak spice. Tannins are smooth and velvety. Pour with roasted meats, game sausages and mature cheeses. Drink or hold. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: game roasts, tourtiere, bison burgers, venison stew. Drink: 2021 - 2033 551176 14.5% XD 750 mL $69.95 Score: 94/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Voyager Estate Girt by Sea Cabernet Merlot 2017, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia: From Voyager Estate, Girt By Sea 2017 is a medium-plus-bodied, Cabernet, Merlot and Petit Verdot red wine blend with juicy acidity to match the wine's ripe dark fruit, plum, black currant and mocha flavours. A good solid blend for the barbie from Western Australia's Margaret River Valley. Easy to enjoy, pour with a mixed grill. Drink or hold. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: lentil stew, gourmet burgers, slow cooker meaty ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2028 18380 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Errázuriz Aconcagua Costa Pinot Noir 2019, Aconcagua Costa D.O., Chile: Aconcagua Costa (2019) Pinot Noir is always a crowd favourite! Elegant and rich with juicy tannins throughout, the PN grapes for this vintage were grown in the winery's estate, 15 year old, Mansanar Vineyard in the region of Aconcagua Costa. Only 12 kilometres from the Pacific Ocean, the cool maritime on-shore breezes influence the even ripening of the grapes. 10% of the wine saw elevage in egg-shaped concrete vats with the balance of the wine aged for one year in previous use French oak barriques. Vibrant on the palate with bright red berry, cherry, fresh mushroom, fine herb and spicy flavours on the palate. Nice now, but the wine will continue to evolve over the next few years. Drink or hold. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast leg of lamb, veal Porterhouse steak, lamburgers. Drink: 2021 - 2024 541151 13% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 95/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Foris Rogue Valley Pinot Noir 2018, Rogue Valley, Oregon, United States: From the Rogue Valley, Foris 2018 Pinot Noir is vibrant with fresh, ripe cherry, cinnamon, anise and toasty oak spice flavours on the palate. So elegant and zesty and at an excellent price point ($25). Pinot Noir food pairings: roast leg of lamb, veal Masala, sauteed pork tenderloin in rich mushroom sauce. Drink: 2021 - 2024 937128 13% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Herdade da Pimenta Colheita Red 2018, Alentejano, Portugal: Produced from Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional wine grapes from the Alentejo wine region, Casa Relvas Herdade da Pimenta Colheita 2018 is perfumed with violets, blackberry, dark chocolate and toasty oak spice aromas. Tannins are rich, structured and the wine could benefit from another year in cellar. Try in 2022. Produced by winemaker, Nuno Franco. Food pairings: tourtiere, burgers, ribs, pork roast. Drink: 2022 - 2024 445114 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Ferme du Mont Vendange Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2018, Rhône A.P., France: La Ferme Du Mont Vendange 2018 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape is, as always, so good. It's magical how they achieve such a lush and rich CNDP year after year. The 2018 is luxurious and velvety on the palate with ripe dark cherry, raspberry, fine herb, well-integrated oak spice and citrus zest. Produced from 80% Grenache with the balance in Mourvèdre and Syrah, the wine is full-bodied, fruity and balanced with refreshing acidity. Drink or hold. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: filet mignon, rosemary lamb, crown pork roast. Drink: 2021 - 2028 25895 14.5% XD 750 mL $57.95 Score: 93/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château d'Arcie Grand Cru 2016, Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France: Château d'Arcie 2016 Grand Cru Saint-Émilion is an elegant, rich and powerful 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc red wine blend from 40 year-old-vines brought up in limestone, clay and Siliceous silty soils. Concentrated with dark fruit, savoury herb and spicy anise, cinnamon flavours on the palate, this vintage was aged in 30% new French oak barrels. Tannins are structured. Good now, better in 2022. Pour with a prime rib roast. Grand Cru food pairings: roast beef, sausage cassoulet, meaty stews. Drink: 2022 - 2024 18551 14.5% XD 750 mL $31.95 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fabre Montmayou Reserva Cabernet Franc 2018, Mendoza, Argentina: Fabre Montmayou Reserva 2018 Cabernet Franc is lovely and floral on the nose with raspberry and spicy toasty oak aromas, juicy and mouth-filling with bright plum, dark raspberry, leafy and flinty flavours. Tannins are fine and supple. Pour with a pork tenderloin en croute. Drink or hold Cabernet Franc food pairings: veal chops, roast quail, vegetarian pizza. Drink: 2021 - 2026 492736 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

i Castei Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Produced by Michele Castellani, I Castei 2015 Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico is a warm and spicy red blend produced from the traditional Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes. A robust red wine that's full on with smoky, rich dark fruit, cherry compote, plum, espresso and baking spice flavours on the palate. Pour with slow-braised short ribs. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: gourmet hamburgers, leg of lamb, pasta with tomato sauce, dark chocolate. Drink: 2021 - 2025 739979 15.5% D 750 mL $43.95 Score: 92/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Haselgrove First Cut Shiraz 2018, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Haselgrove First Cut 2018 Shiraz is rich, full-bodied and mouth filling with dark plum, blueberry, earthy florals, vanilla and nutty flavours on the palate. Balanced with great acidity for barbeque fare. Tannins are rich and plushy. Drink or hold. Shiraz food pairings: gourmet burgers, pizza, meat and veggie kebabs. Drink: 2021 - 2027 367425 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château L'Espérance 2014, Blaye Côtes De Bordeaux, Bordeaux A.C., France: From the Blaye Côtes De Bordeaux wine region, Château L'espérance 2014 is a full-bodied red blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot sourced from the limestone, clay and alluvial soils in this region. Rich on the palate with dried cherry, blackberry, blueberry, spiced plum and savoury herb flavours balanced with good acidity for food. Try it with a beef Wellington or roast of pork. Food pairings: roast pork, meat-lover's pizza, mixed grill. Drink: 2021 - 2024 487868 13.8% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wolf Blass Makers' Project Reserve Shiraz 2019, South Australia, Australia: Wolf Blass Makers' Project Reserve 2019 Shiraz is a blend of Shiraz from South Australia and Victoria. Vibrant with dark berry, cherry and pepper spice flavours on the palate with structured tannins that are pleasantly chewy. This is a food-friendly Shiraz to be enjoyed with grilled steak, mushrooms and a baked potato. Shiraz food pairings: roast leg of lamb, crown roast of pork, turkey, duck. Drink: 2021 - 2024 18345 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masi Toar Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2016, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Masi Toar 2016 Valpolicella Classico Superiore is a medium-plus-bodied traditional Valpolicella red wine blend of Corvina, Rondinella and Oseleta wine grapes. Oseleta is a native Veronese secondary grape variety known for its great ability to colour and give structure to the wine. Rediscovered by Masi in the 1980s, it was first used in the Veronese blend in 1990, giving birth to Toar which is in reference to the volcanic soils in which the vines are planted. Rich with black cherry, red berry, smoky grilled herbs, pepper and anise spice flavours well-balanced and full on the palate. This vintage was awarded 2 out of 3 glasses in the 2020 Gambero Rosso Italian Wines Guide. Valpolicella Classico Superiore food pairings: grilled lamb chops, barbeque beef long ribs, slow-braised pork shoulder roast. Drink: 2021 - 2026 342444 13% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rutherford Ranch Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Napa Valley, California, United States: From the Napa Valley, Rutherford Ranch Reserve 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich and vibrant classic Rutherford Cab with ripe dark cherry, toasty oak spice, wild herbs and smoky vanilla flavours with a smooth and long mouth-filling finish. Pour with a grilled beef tenderloin topped with sauteed wild mushrooms. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: veal Porterhouse, venison filet mignon, roast pheasant. Drink: 2021 - 2025 60525 14% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 94/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Escudo Rojo Reserva Carmenère 2019, Colchagua Valley, Chile: From Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Escudo Reserva 2019 Carmenère is great value under $18. Fragrant with pink florals this is a dry and full-bodied juicy red, smoky with dark fruit, blueberry, green pepper and spicy flavours on the palate. Enjoy now with beef and herbed rice stuffed peppers topped with a rich, vibrant tomato sauce. Carmenère food pairings: grilled sirloin steak, slow-braised blade roast in wine sauce, wild mushroom and leek risotto. Drink: 2021 - 2022 14058 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 93/100. May 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Contino Reserva 2016, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Contino Reserva 2016 is a Tempranillo driven red wine blend with some Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha added to the mix. Smoky and aromatic with plum, anise, cedar spice and toasted nut with layers of blackberry, dark plum, baking and toasty oak spice flavours smooth and rich on the palate. Produced from a single-vineyard and matured in French and American oaks barrels for 24 months. Reserva food pairings: grilled pork chops, roast pheasant, grilled game sausage. Drink: 2021 - 2025 672923 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vallée des Aigles Saint Martin Côtes du Roussillon-Villages 2017, Roussillon A.C., France: Vallée Des Aigles Cuvée Saint Martin 2017 is a Côtes du Roussillon Villages blend from old vines Carignan and Syrah, fragrant with pink rose petals and spicy aromas on the nose. On the palate, the wine is dry, rich, intense and full-bodied with ripe dark fruit, black cherry, black raspberry, plum, wild herbs, pepper and cedar spice flavours. Enjoy now and for the next three years. Pour with a grilled butcher's steak. Food pairings: lamb chops, veal cutlets, roast chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2024 19284 14.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 93/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Southbrook Vineyards Laundry Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018, Lincoln Lakeshore, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From Lincoln Lakeshore, Niagara Peninsula wine region, Southbrook Laundry Vineyard 2018 Pinot Noir is a wild-fermented PN matured for 12 months in French oak barrels. Look for bright cherry, raspberry, earthy florals, wild herbs and anise spice flavours matched with great acidity for food. Pour with roast pheasant or Cornish game hens. Nicely done! Pinot Noir food pairings: veal Masala, lamb chops, grilled chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2024 646885 12% XD 750 mL $35.00 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

San Marzano Talò Primitivo di Manduria 2018, Puglia D.O.P., Italy: San Marzano Talò 2018 Primitivo Di Manduria is a robust and flavoursome red from the Puglia wine region. Rich, fruity and grippy with bright strawberry, red berry, spicy, earthy and smoky vanilla flavours on the palate. Definitely one for the BBQ. Pour with grilled skirt steaks topped with blue cheese. Primitivo Di Manduria food pairings: BBQ ribs, roast chicken, gourmet burgers from the grill. Drink: 2021 - 2024 455220 13% MD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. May 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rivera Cappellaccio Riserva Aglianico 2013, Castel Del Monte, Puglia D.O.C., Italy: From Azienda Vinicola Rivera, Rivera Cappellaccio Riserva 2013 Aglianico is elegant with dried pink and blue florals on the palate and is dry, with tart cherry, pepper spice, sweet dried tobacco leaf flavours with firm and grippy tannins on the palate. A lovely show of a maturing Aglianico. Good now, better in 2022 when tannins mellow. - Pour with a smoked, slow-braised beef brisket. Aglianico food pairings: meaty lasagne, Margherita pizza, roast chicken. Drink: 2022 - 2026 305276 13.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Boutari Grande Reserve Naoussa 2016, Naoussa P.D.O., Greece: Boutari Grande Reserve Naoussa 2016 is a full-bodied Xinomavro with grapes sourced from 30 to 50 year old vines from the Naoussa Protected Designation of Origin region, a designation given to wine (and food) as a mark of origin specific to the territory where they are produced. This Grande Reserve is a juicy, mouth-watering red wine with ripe dark plum, berries, dried herbs, savoury spice and smoky flavours on the palate. Boutari was founded in the Naoussa region of Greece in 1879. Food pairings: Waldorf salad with sweet cranberries, minestrone soup, quinoa, herb and onion burgers. Drink: 2021 - 2025 140111 12.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tamarí AR Malbec 2016, Argentina: Tamarí Ar 2016 Malbec is a full-bodied, smooth and silky red concentrated with dark plum, cassis, fine dried herbs and soft, spicy flavours, all balanced with food-friendly acidity. Enjoy now with a mixed grill. Malbec food pairings: veal chops, vegetarian pizza, turkey, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2024 273425 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Arnaldo Rivera Undicicomuni Barolo 2015, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Arnaldo Rivera Undicicomuni 2015 Barolo is developing beautifully with ripe cherry, leather, tar and sweet dried tobacco leaf flavours matched with brilliant acidity on the palate. Tannins are quite firm, but there is a lingering elegance on this Nebbiolo -- it just needs a little more time in cellar. Try in 2023. Barolo food pairings: game roasts, tourtiere, bison burgers, venison stew. Drink: 2023 - 2035 17639 14% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 92/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine de la Combe Dieu 2017, Rasteau, Rhône A.P., France: Wines from the Rasteau, Rhône wine region are characterful and Domaine De La Combe Dieu 2017 does not disappoint with its ripe raspberry jam, leather and dark cherry flavours on the palate. Produced from Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, as well as some old vines Carignan. Absolutely lovely! Drink or hold. Food pairings: roast lamb, tourtiere, meat-lover's pizza lentil stew. Drink: 2021 - 2024 19542 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Nerthe Les Cassagnes Côtes du Rhône-Villages 2018, Rhône A.P., France: From Domaine de la Renjarde, La Nerthe Les Cassagnes 2018 is a Côtes du Rhône-Villages produced from 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault and 10%, Mourvèdre from vines averaging 40 years of age. Very approachable now, this Rhône red is a beautiful balance of ripe cassis, dark cherry, anise, pepper spice and dried florals, fresh and rich on the palate. Tannins are ample. Nicely done! Food pairings: lamb chops, veal cutlets, roast chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2024 494674 14.3% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tom of Finland Wines Outstanding Red 2016, California, United States: How can you not love a wine with this name. Tom Of Finland, Outstanding Red 2016 is a bold, fleshy red with rich, firm tannins and a whole lot of character. Produced from 47% Petite Sirah, 26% Zinfandel, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Merlot, this robust red is showing ripe cassis, plum, blueberry, minty, savoury herb and toasty oak spice flavours creamy on the palate. About Tom: Artist, Tom of Finland was born Touko Laaksonen in Finland in 1920 and his work expressed his thoughts on human rights and sexual expression. In 2014, he was recognized and selected by his own country, Finland, to be on their postal stamps. Food pairings: roast shoulder of lamb with garlic and rosemary, grilled game sausages, meat and lentil stews. Drink: 2021 - 2024 855163 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Charles Krug Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Napa Valley, California, United States: From Peter Mondavi Sr. Family Estate in the Napa Valley wine region, Charles Krug 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep, dark, rich and full-bodied Cab with blackberry, blueberry, plum compote, earthy mushroom and cold black tea flavours finishing savoury and long on the palate. Tannins are firm and grippy. Developing, and good now, better in 2022. Pour with well-marbled roasted meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: filet mignon, pork tenderloin en croute, roast beef. Drink: 2022 - 2025 20192 14.1% D 750 mL $58.95 Score: 93/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Nielson By Byron Pinot Noir 2017, Santa Barbara County, California, United States: Nielson By Byron 2017 Pinot Noir is silky, fruity and fragrant with earthy violets, bergamot, dried tobacco leaf and ripe blackberry aromas on the nose, vibrant with layers of dark fruit, blueberry, rhubarb, earthy, spicy and smoky on the palate. Tannins are pleasantly grippy. Since the early 1980s Santa Barbara County has been recognized as one of California’s great wine regions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The cooler, mild climate and sandy soils are a perfect match for these varietals. Pour with grilled lamb chops or kebabs. Pinot Noir food pairings: seared duck breast, roast pork loin, Cornish game hen, beef bourguignon. Drink: 2021 - 2024 438523 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Concannon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Paso Robles, California, United States: From the Paso Robles, Concannon Vineyard 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark, rich and smoky Cab Sauv. with dark cherry, blackberry, cassis, ripe plum, minty, cocoa, smoky vanilla and toasty oak spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are rich. In 1965, John Concannon partnered with UC Davis to propagate the Concannon Cabernet clones 7, 8 and 11 taken from Château Margaux cuttings in the Bordeaux. Some of the Cabernet Sauvignon wine grapes for this vintage were sourced from Concannon Clones. Pour with roast beef. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: tourtière, bison burgers, braised beef ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2024 10039 13.1% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Posta Angel Paulucci Vineyard Malbec 2018, Mendoza, Argentina: La Posta's Angel Paulucci Vineyard 2018 Malbec is a full-bodied red produced from vines over 40 years of age in the Ugarteche, Mendoza wine region in Argentina. From a good vintage, this is bright, juicy and flavoursome Malbec with ripe red cherry, red currant, blueberry, fine herb, baking and toasty oak spice flavours on the palate. A portion of the wine matured 10 months in oak barrels (15% new) with the balance in stainless steel tanks. Enjoy with grilled chicken and chops from the grill. Malbec food pairings: pepperoni pizza, beef, turkey, hamburgers, cheddar. Drink: 2021 - 2023 75515 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vicentin Reto Malbec 2018, Mendoza, Argentina: Vicentin Reto 2018 Malbec is excellent value under $15. Love the earthy violets and cassis aromas on this bright red with blueberry, mulberry, dark plum, earthy and savoury herb flavours fresh on the palate. Tannins are pleasantly grippy. Drink or hold. Malbec food pairings: lamburgers, vegetarian pizza, veal cutlets, roast chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2023 17448 14% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rocca Sveva Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2015, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: From the Veneto wine region, Rocca Sveva 2015 Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore is chock a block with bright red berry, plum, cocoa, savoury herb, spicy toasty oak flavours balanced with food-friendly acidity. Tannins are plushy and rich, pour with a meat-lover's pizza or your favourite rich tomato sauce and meat pasta dish. Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore food pairings: veal Parmigiano, cutlets, pork tenderloin, grilled sirloin steaks. Drink: 2021 - 2023 668483 14% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Georges Vigouroux Pigmentum Malbec 2018, Cahors, Rhône A.P., France: Georges Vigouroux Pigmentum 2018 Malbec, is a full-bodied, fleshy and flavourful Cahors with amazing balance of dark raspberry, black currant, earthy violets, liquid dark plum balanced by vibrant acidity and rich tannins, finishing long on the palate. This Malbec from Cahors loves life and is a real crowd-pleaser. Enjoy now. Malbec food pairings: roast beef, red meat sauces, hamburgers. Drink: 2021 - 2022 18370 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Luna Beberide Art Bierzo Mencía 2017, Bierzo D.O., Spain: From the Bierzo wine region, Luna Beberide Art 2017 Mencía is dry, vibrant and fruity with bright cherry, red berry and spicy oak flavours fresh and smooth on the palate. Easy to enjoy, pour with chicken cacciatore or a chicken and dumpling stew. Drink or hold. Mencía food pairings: BBQ ribs, roast chicken, gourmet burgers from the grill. Drink: 2021 - 2023 18935 13.5% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 91/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hollick Old Vines Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia: From the Coonawarra wine region, Hollick 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from old vines Cab Sauv. This wine is so fragrant and telling of the wine region from which it is raised. On the nose, there are dark cherry, tobacco, minty, mocha, wild herbs and dark spices, full-bodied and lush on the palate with great acidity for food. Excellent now, but will continue to evolve over the next five to eight years. Pour with steaks, burgers, ribs or simply on its own. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: tourtiere, burgers, ribs, pork roast. Drink: 2021 - 2028 18343 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sonsierra Gran Reserva 2013, Rioja Alta, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Sonsierra Gran Reserva 2013 is produced from Tempranillo grapes grown on vines over 30 years of age sourced from San Vicente de la Sonsierra in the Rioja Alta wine region. Beautifully balanced with bright acidity, smooth and rich with ripe cherry, red berry, blueberry, blackberry, pepper spice, cocoa and savoury herb flavours on the palate. The wine matured 24 months in oak barrels (20% French / 80% American). Pour with a lamb stew or a roast pork tenderloin. Food pairings: pork tenderloin en croute, veal cutlets, lamb and veggie kebabs. Drink: 2021 - 2023 10822 13.3% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château des Charmes St. David's Bench Vineyard Gamay Noir Droit 2019, St. David's Bench, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A juicy Niagara red wine with lots of mouth-watering acidity on the palate and made from the Gamay Noir Droit grape. The vines for this wine are planted on the side of ancient limestone slopes of the St. David's Bench Vineyard in glacial soils located furthest from the cooling temperatures of Lake Ontario benefiting from warmer temperatures and a longer ripening season. Juicy flavours of ripe cherry, raspberry, spicy and vibrant on the palate. Gamay Noir ‘Droit’ is a red wine unique to Château des Charmes. In the early 1980s, Paul Bosc discovered a single Gamay Noir vine growing straight up and taller than the others in the vineyard. The wine had classic Gamay cherry flavours and a medium body, but there was also more complexity. Genetic testing revealed that Canada’s first vinifera vine was born right in their vineyard. They were granted International Plant Breeders’ Rights so no one else in the world can grow this vine or make this wine called Gamay Noir ‘Droit’. I’ve loved this wine for many years: not only does it have fleshy ripe dark berries, but there’s also a peppery top note. Pair this wine with grilled pork chops or chicken. Gamay Noir Droit food pairings: prime rib, beef brisket, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2020 - 2023 346742 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carmen Stevens Petite Sirah 2017, Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa: This petit sirah has a luxurious palate weight, with layers of peppered raspberries, black cherry, licorice and mocha spice. A smoky, velvet plum heart slowly emerges. There’s nothing petit about this wine: it’s full-bodied and deeply concentrated. Pair this wine with grilled meats. Drink: 2021 - 2025 12.5% D 750 mL $27.50 Score: 93/100. May 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Domaine Maby La Forcadière Tavel Rosé 2020, Rhône A.C., France: Domaine Maby La Forcadière 2020 Tavel is floral and fragrant with aromas of strawberry, cherry, fresh melon and citrus zest with just enough juicy, mouth-watering goodness to match the ripe fruity layers of fruit flavours. The 2020 vintage of this Southern Rhône classic is a blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Pour with a grilled pork tenderloin. Tavel Rosé food pairings: grilled chicken breast stuffed with ham and cheese, flattened Cornish hen with savoury dressing. Drink: 2021 - 2022 701318 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. May 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ott By.Ott Rosé 2020, Coteaux D'aix-En-Provence, Côtes De Provence, Provence A.P., France: From the Coteaux D'aix-En-Provence wine region, Ott By.Ott 2020 is a modern, elegant and savoury, bone-dry rosé produced from a mostly Grenache with 20% Cinsault and 10% Syrah. Vibrant on the palate with strawberry, bright cherry, white-fleshed stone fruit flavours and a clean, mineral finish. Chill and enjoy on its own or pour with charcuterie and creamy cheeses. Domaines Ott was founded in 1912 by Marcel Ott, an agricultural engineer from Alsace who dreamed of establishing a winery in the south of France. The wineries are now owned and managed by Champagne Louis Roederer. Rosé food pairings: strawberry spinach salad, roast turkey, veal scaloppini. Drink: 2021 - 2023 490896 13% XD 750 mL $30.95 Score: 94/100. May 2021. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Skouras Peplo High Elevation Rosé 2019, Peloponnese P.G.I., Greece: Domaine Skouras Peplo High Elevation 2019 is produced from equal amounts of Agiorgitiko, Syrah and Mavrofilero wine grapes with the Agiorgitiko aged in acacia barrels for four months. Elegant, dry and silky on the palate with fresh cherry, plum and red berry flavours that are mouth-filling and refined with good acidity for food. Pour with salads, olives and charcuterie. Rosé food pairings: grilled chicken breasts, salads, cold turkey sandwiches,. Drink: 2021 - 2022 19833 12.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Angels & Cowboys Rosé 2020, Sonoma County, California, United States: From Sonoma County, California, Angels & Cowboys 2020 is a dry, medium-bodied and zesty Grenache-dominant rosé with bright stone fruit, orange blossom and citrus zest flavours with a creamy mouthfeel. Pour with grilled, marinated pork belly. Rosé food pairings: charcuterie and cheese board, smoked salmon pizza, green salads. Drink: 2021 - 2022 493155 12.8% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

M de Minuty Rosé 2020, Côtes De Provence, Provence A.P., France: M De Minuty 2020 is a bright and light-bodied rosé blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah with ripe field strawberries, fresh melon, wild herbs, soft orange and flinty mineral flavours on the palate. The rosé was produced using the direct-pressing method from grapes grown specifically to produce rosé. Pair with green salads or freshly steamed and chilled shellfish. Rosé food pairings: grilled turkey legs, smoked salmon and goat cheese flatbread, herbed quiches. Drink: 2021 - 2023 575316 12.6% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 91/100. May 2021. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Medeiros Rosé 2020, Alentejano, Portugal: Medeiros 2020 is an excellent value, bright, medium-bodied rosé made from Touriga Nacional, Syrah and Aragonez wine grapes. Floral on the nose with pink rose petals, bright and fresh on the palate with fresh red berry, cherry and soft orange citrus flavours. Chill and enjoy it with a grilled salmon steak. Rosé food pairings: cold turkey sandwiches, chicken salad, roasted onion and asparagus galette. Drink: 2021 - 2022 451385 12.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stoneleigh Wild Valley Rosé 2020, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Love this Pinot Noir rosé from Marlborough, South Island! Stoneleigh Wild Valley 2020 is full-bodied, off-dry and juicy with ripe peach, red berry flavours finishing spicy and vibrant on the palate. Chill and pour on its own or with salads topped with grilled chicken or shrimp. Rosé food pairings: seafood canapes, grilled salmon steaks, chicken breasts. Drink: 2021 - 2022 15267 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. May 2021. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Pigoudet Classic Rosé 2020, Coteaux D'aix-En-Provence, Provence A.P., France: Château Pigoudet 2020 is a medium-bodied, dry and vibrant rosé wine blend of Cinsault and Grenache sourced from a mix of clay, chalk and gravelly soils in the Coteaux D'aix-En-Provence wine region. Look for bright orange citrus, stone fruit, red berry and spicy flavours on the palate. Chill and enjoy with seafood dishes. Rosé food pairings: seafood salad, crab cakes, creamy cheeses and charcuterie. Drink: 2021 - 2022 668434 13.1% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Peninsula Ridge Beal Vineyard Cabernet Rosé 2020, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From the Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment wine region, Peninsula Ridge Beal Vineyard 2020 is a great value spritzy 100% Cabernet Franc rosé with juicy cherry, strawberry, red berry, watermelon and fine herb flavours on the palate. Chill and sip with green salads or roast chicken sandwiches. Cabernet Rosé food pairings: grilled jumbo prawns with a peach salsa, crab cakes with mango chutney. Drink: 2021 - 2022 177840 13.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. May 2021. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine de Triennes Rosé 2020, Méditerranée, Provence I.G.P., France: From the Méditerranée, Provence wine region, Domaine de Triennes 2020 is a smooth, full-bodied and bright rosé wine blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Merlot with juicy layers of apricot, red berry, cherry, wild herbs and citrus zest flavours on the palate. The winery is co-owned by Jacques Seysses, founder of Domaine Dujac and Aubert de Villaine of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. Rosé food pairings: pork tenderloin, grilled chicken, charcuterie. Drink: 2021 - 2022 409771 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. May 2021. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Vuelà Brut Nature Pinot Gris Sparkling Rosé, Los Chacayes, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Love this bone-dry, medium-bodied Pinot Gris rosé sparkler from Los Chacayes, Uco Valley, Mendoza. Great value as well under $16. Vuelà is so fresh and friendly with ripe stone fruit, strawberry, red berry and creamy flavours on the palate. Chill and enjoy. Pinot Gris Sparkling Rosé food pairings: pork tenderloin, grilled chicken, salads. Drink: 2021 - 2022 18565 12.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Delamotte Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne, Champagne, France: Toasty and elegant. Love the sweet, savoury and brioche flavours. Persistent, mouth-filling mousse finishing with soft citrus zest. Nicely done! Blanc De Blancs Brut Champagne food pairings: potato chips, steamed shellfish, grilled seafood. Drink: 2020 - 2021 3475 13% D 750 mL $89.95 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Relax Bubbles, Mosel, Germany: Remarkable bubbly for the money. Dry, toasty and full-bodied German sparkling wine from the Mosel region. This is your party sparkling wine for the holidays. Pair with shellfish. Drink: 2020 - 2023 488593 11% D 750 mL $13.80 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Blue Mountain Blanc de Blancs Brut 2011, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A vibrant, zesty BC sparkling wine from one of the country's best producers. This blanc des blancs (white from white grapes) is made from 100% estate grown Chardonnay. It's made in the traditional champagne method, and aged sur lie for 5 and half years for extra creaminess and richness. Aromas of green and golden apples with freshly baked bread. Superb. Pair with shellfish and seafood. Blanc De Blancs Brut food pairings: seafood hors d'oeuvres, grilled shrimp, chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2026 17693 12.5% XD 750 mL $54.95 Score: 92/100. May 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Charles Gardet Prestige Brut Champagne 2005, Champagne A.C., France: Charles Gardet 2005 is a lovely, mature vintage Champagne, toasty and elegant with brioche, ripe apple, nutty and spicy flavours harmonious and creamy on the palate. Ready to enjoy now. Champagne food pairings: seafood canapes, grilled shrimp, chips and dip. Drink: 2021 - 2022 14645 12% XD 750 mL $89.95 Score: 94/100. May 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Château Lugaud 2018, Graves, Bordeaux A.C., France: Produced by Vignobles Reynaud by Philippe and Fabrice Reynaud, Château Lugaud 2018 is a bright, juicy and spicy blend of Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle. Excellent now. Chill and enjoy with seafood dishes. Food pairings: grilled chicken breasts, green salads topped with fresh-steamed shrimp, seafood pot pie. Drink: 2021 - 2023 18790 12.5% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 91/100. May 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hosmer Single Wheel Riesling 2017, Cayuga Lake, Finger Lakes, New York, United States: From Cayuga Lake, Finger Lakes, New York, Hosmer Single Wheel 2017 is a zesty and off-dry, single-vineyard Riesling produced from a single block in the Patrician Verona Vineyard. An absolute knockout with fresh pear, white stone fruit and mineral flavours finishing long, intense and vibrant on the palate. Chill and enjoy with grilled pork chops. Riesling food pairings: schnitzels, veal cutlets, sushi, grilled chicken, salads. Drink: 2021 - 2030 17255 12.4% M 750 mL $33.95 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Megalomaniac My Way Chardonnay 2018, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Megalomaniac My Way 2018 Chardonnay is a dry, medium-bodied Niagara Chardonnay with fresh peach and pear aromas. Smooth and layered on the palate with ripe peach, orchard and tropical fruit flavours finishing spicy and balanced with food-friendly acidity. Pour with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, ham and melted gruyere cheese sandwiches, fish tacos. Drink: 2021 - 2023 142646 13% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pighin Pinot Grigio 2019, Friuli Grave, Friuli D.O.C., Italy: From the Friuli Grave wine region, Pighin 2019 Pinot Grigio is juicy and mouth-watering, medium-bodied PG with ripe pear, apple, melon and mineral flavours on the palate. Pair with pan-fried walleye and perch. The white wines of Grave are grown in soils with large stones that retain the heat of the sun during the day with a slow release of that heat during the cool nights that allow the grapes to achieve full ripeness but also maintain their fresh acidity. Pinot Grigio food pairings: pan-fried freshwater fish, salads, frittata, basil pesto, herbed chicken breast. Drink: 2021 - 2022 987545 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Paul Hobbs 2018 Chardonnay is a full-bodied Russian River Valley Chard with honeysuckle, spicy and ripe stone fruit aromas on the nose, opulent and spicy with toasty oak, ripe peach, caramel flavours and beautifully balanced with vibrant acidity on the palate. Produced from 80% estate fruit. Paul Hobbs Winery was founded in 1991. The winery is located in Sebastopol, Sonoma County and specializes in single-vineyard varietal wines made from Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Chardonnay. Chardonnay food pairings: lobster in butter sauce, breads, cheese, poultry, quiches. Drink: 2021 - 2024 119073 14.1% XD 750 mL $69.95 Score: 95/100. May 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Paring Sauvignon Blanc 2016, California, United States: Produced by 101 Wine Company, The Paring 2016 Sauvignon Blanc is a mouth-watering, unfined and unfiltered white wine blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc with the balance in Semillon. Racy with lime-lemon citrus, gooseberry, fresh cut grass and grapefruit flavours concentrated on the palate. So zesty. Pour with herbed quiche and pasta Primavera. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: pan-fried trout, smoked whitefish, quiches, egg dishes. Drink: 2021 - 2022 221192 15.2% XD 750 mL $33.95 Score: 92/100. May 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gaspereau Vineyards Tidal Bay 2019, Nova Scotia, Canada: From Gaspereau Vineyards, Tidal Bay 2019 is a vibrant, crisp and clean white wine blend of Seyval, Vidal, Chardonnay and Riesling. Very aromatic and intense with bright apple, pear and lemon-lime zest flavours on the palate. Pour with fresh-steamed shellfish. Each varietal was cool-fermented in stainless steel tank prior to the final blend. Food pairings: seafood and shellfish, salads. Drink: 2022 - 2023 19319 10.7% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paddy Borthwick Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Wairarapa, North Island, New Zealand: Paddy Borthwick 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is fresh and bright on the nose with nettle, lemongrass, lime, ripe red apple and tropical fruit flavour notes on the palate. Chill and enjoy with herbed pita chips and a baked goat cheese dip. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: steamed fresh shrimp, sautéed scallops with a squeeze of lemon juice, crab cakes, fish tacos. Drink: 2021 - 2022 361220 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. May 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Black Stallion Chardonnay 2018, Napa Valley, California, United States: From Napa Valley, California, Black Stallion 2018 Chardonnay is a full-bodied, rich and savoury Chardonnay aged 10 months sur lie in 100% French oak barrels. Fragrant with white florals, ripe peach, lemon curd, vanilla and spiced pear, rich and silky on the palate. Chardonnay food pairings: sautéed scallops, roasted pork, mild curries dishes, chicken stir-fry. Drink: 2021 - 2022 339689 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Hare Wine Co. Frontier Collection Riesling 2019, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A vibrant, mouth-watering Niagara Riesling to make your senses come alive. Fresh and crisp with aromas of lemon and lime citrus. Perfect for seafood and vegetarian dishes. Riesling food pairings: roast chicken, vegetarian pizza, grilled vegetable kebabs. Drink: 2020 - 2024 11% D 750 mL $25.50 Score: 91/100. May 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

d'Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne 2018, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: d'Arenberg's The Hermit Crab is a white wine blend of Viognier with a third in Marsanne grapes. Silky smooth and full on the palate with stone fruit, white florals, ripe pear and tropical fruit flavours. Delicious now. "The Hermit Crab" is so named for the reclusive crab that long-ago were known to reside in South Australia, but also for the French "Hermitage" wine region home to the Marsanne grape. Viognier Marsanne food pairings: spicy tuna and salmon sashimi, wild rice cranberry stuffed Cornish hens, veal cutlet in creamy mushroom sauce. Drink: 2021 - 2022 662775 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Black Sheep Riesling 2017, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From the Niagara Peninsula wine region, Featherstone Black Sheep (2017) is a great value mouth watering Riesling under $20. Featherstone's Black Sheep Riesling is one of the best Niagara Rieslings. Vintage after vintage, the Riesling is consistent citrus and flinty, lemon blossom and lime zest. Fresh and clean on the palate and a perfect pairing to fried chicken or grilled Bratwurst and Weisswurst. Featherstone's Black Sheep Riesling stands shoulder to shoulder (ear to ear) with the best of Niagara Rieslings. This is one of my favourite Niagara Rieslings: delightful every vintage. The 2017 vintage is no exception with lovely bright notes of lime blossom, lemon zest and flint. Pair with fresh seafood and vegetarian dishes. This Ontario white wine offers great refreshment in the glass. Riesling food pairings: seafood, green salads, bouillabaisse, mild curries. Drink: 2018 - 2025 80234 10% MD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 92/100. May 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Two Rivers of Marlborough Convergence Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: A great value Sauvignon Blanc produced from a certified sustainable vineyard. Vibrant, fresh and elegant with zesty grapefruit, passionfruit, guava and lime zest flavours on the palate. Chill and enjoy now. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: goat cheese and cranberry bake, beet salad spinach and goat cheese salad with red berry dressing, fig and orange balsamic with goat cheese. Drink: 2020 - 2022 277707 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. May 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J. Lohr October Night Chardonnay 2018, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County, California, United States: A silky and supple Chardonnay from the Arroyo Seco wine region fragrant with summer florals, fresh apple, pear, well-integrated toasty oak spice and lemon zesty flavours on the palate. Nicely balanced and elegant. Chardonnay food pairings: marinated lemon herb chicken breast grilled on the barbie, fish tacos. Drink: 2020 - 2023 225375 14.9% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine du Haut Bourg Muscadet Côtes De Grandlieu 2018, Côtes De Grandlieu, Loire A.P., France: From the Côtes De Grandlieu, Loire wine region, Domaine Du Haut Bourg 2018 Muscadet is produced from 100% Melon de Bourgogne. Softly floral, with briny, lemon zest, bright apple, stone-fruit and leesy flavours on the palate. Chill and enjoy with fresh steamed mussels, clams - a Muscadet Sur Lie made for fresh shellfish dishes. Muscadet Côtes De Grandlieu food pairings: steamed mussels, oyster pot pie, seafood Shepherd's pie. Drink: 2021 - 2022 426619 12% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. May 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dr. H. Thanisch Erben Müller-Burggraef Bernkasteler Graben Riesling Spätlese 2018, Mosel Prädikatswein, Germany: Dr. H. Thanisch Erben Müller-Burggraef Bernkasteler Graben 2018 Riesling is a Spätlese Riesling, fragrant with ripe peach, pear, yellow plums, elderberry and pineapple aromas. This lush Mosel Riesling is full-bodied and luxurious with tropical fruit, soft orange citrus, smoky mineral and briny flavours on the palate. Complex and rich. Pour and enjoy with smoked fish or sushi. Drink or hold. Riesling Spätlese food pairings: Thai dishes, Korean ribs, curries, sushi. Drink: 2021 - 2045 18287 8% S 750 mL $33.95 Score: 94/100. May 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trius Distinction Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From Niagara-on-the-Lake wine region, Trius Distinction 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is ripe and juicy with tropical fruit, ripe grapefruit, fine herb and spicy flavours on the palate. 30% of the SB grapes were barrel fermented giving a nice, rounded mouthfeel on the palate. Very versatile and so good now. Chill and enjoy with salads, grilled chicken or fish tacos. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: fish tacos, green salads, herbed quiches. Drink: 2021 - 2022 19379 11.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Aveleda Vinho Verde 2019, Vinho Verde, Portugal: Ultra-crisp and refreshing Portuguese white wine made from the zingy, vibrant Vinho Verde grape. Green apple racy acidity for fresh seafood and shellfish. Light-bodied. Great value. Vinho Verde food pairings: seafood, grilled calamari, crab cakes, peanut chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2023 5322 9.5% XD 750 mL $11.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sacred Hill Reserve Chardonnay 2019, Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand: Sacred Hill 2019 Chardonnay is an elegant, zesty and creamy Chard from Hawke's Bay, North Island. Produced from sustainably-grown wine grapes, look for ripe peach, pink grapefruit, nutty and creamy flavours long on the palate. Nicely balanced overall. Chill and on its own or with grilled chicken dishes. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, pork tenderloin, veal ribs, grilled salmon steaks. Drink: 2020 - 2022 17563 13.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Arca Nova Vinho Verde 2019, Vinho Verde D.O.C., Portugal: Arca Nova 2019 is a great value, vegan-friendly Vinho Verde produced from Arinto de Bucelas, Loureiro and Trajadura white wine grapes indigenous to the wine region. Crisp and refreshing with crunchy green apple, white pepper and fine mineral flavours on the palate. Chill and enjoy on its own, but the wine also has wonderful food-friendly acidity and enough character to pair with periwinkles in black bean sauce. Vinho Verde food pairings: grilled seafood steamed shellfish, green salads topped with fresh steamed shrimp, crab cakes. Drink: 2021 - 2023 292029 10.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. May 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Garamvári Irsai Olivér 2019, Balatonboglár P.D.O., Hungary: From the Balatonboglár wine region, Garamvári 2019 is produced from 100% Irsai Olivér. Floral with soft orange and grassy notes on the nose, the wine is dry with grapey, lychee and soft citrus flavours on the palate. Irsai Olivér is a cross between the Pozsony and Pearl of Csaba grapes. Pour with fire cracker shrimp and mildly spiced dishes. This vintage was awarded Gold at the 2020 Vinagora Hungary International Wine Competition. Irsai Olivér food pairings: Seafood dishes, pan-fried trout, crab cakes, fish tacos. Drink: 2021 - 2023 12070 11.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Val delle Rose Litorale Vermentino 2019, Maremma, Tuscany D.O.C., Italy: Litorale Val Delle Rose 2019 Vermentino is a medium-bodied, silky and juicy white wine with binned apple, pear, lemon zest flavours creamy on the palate. Chill and enjoy with pan-fried trout. Vermentino food pairings: Spring salad, fine herbed quiches, sauteed butter sole. Drink: 2021 - 2022 17703 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Phoenix 2020, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From the Niagara Peninsula wine region, Featherstone Phoenix 2020 is a lush, mouth-filling Gewurztraminer, fragrant with rose petal, ripe grapefruit and ginger spice aromas on the nose. Off-dry and medium-bodied with rose petal, lychee, citrus and ginger spice flavours mouth filling on the palate. The wine is named for Gewürztraminer vines that were thought dead from cold winter burn, but rose again in the spring... like a Phoenix. Food pairings: turkey or chicken breast, mild savoury cheese, mild curries. Drink: 2021 - 2022 519025 13.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mastroberardino Fiano di Avellino 2018, Di Avellino, Campania D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Campania wine region, Mastroberardino Radici 2018 Fiano di Avellino, is one of Campania's classic whites with fresh floral aromas, ripe peach, citrus, fine herbs and stony mineral flavours supple and silky on the palate. Born from southeast-facing volcanic slopes covered with layers of gravel and ash. Lots of character here! Fiano Di Avellino food pairings: grilled calamari, grilled shrimp, pan-fried whitefish. Drink: 2021 - 2023 323998 13% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 88/100. May 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henri de Villamont Grumes d'Or Pouilly-Fuissé 2014, Burgundy A.C., France: Henri de Villamont Grumes D'or 2014 Pouilly-Fuissé is a pretty, vibrant and elegant Chardonnay from the Burgundy wine region. Look for light mineral flavours on the palate with lemon, grapefruit, pear and yellow plum balanced with brilliant acidity. Pouilly-Fuissé food pairings: green salads topped with edam or fontina cheese, mild cheeses, fish and chips, fresh-steamed shellfish dishes. Drink: 2021 - 2023 18553 13% XD 750 mL $42.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Howard's Folly Sonhador 2018, Alentejano, Portugal: Howard's Folly Sonhador 2018 is a full-bodied white wine blend of old vines Arinto, Malvasia, Cercial and Fernão Pires sourced from the Alentejo wine region. The wine was produced in Portalegre to the northeast of the Alentejo in the granite foothills of the Serra de São Mamede, where it is cooler giving the wines both complexity and freshness. Look for bright lemon, tropical fruit creamy and zesty on the palate. Drink or hold. Food pairings: salads, egg dishes, quiches, cold chicken sandwiches. Drink: 2021 - 2025 18479 13.3% D 750 mL $25.95 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

McManis Family Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2020, River Junction, California, United States: McManis 2020 Pinot Grigio is a medium-bodied, crisp and fresh PG with wine grapes sourced from the McManis' Lodi River Junction Vineyard, certified sustainable. Bright with stone fruit, melon, grassy and pepper spice flavours on the palate, this is a zesty and fresh white produced from a family-run winery now led by fifth generation winemakers. Pinot Grigio food pairings: seafood appetizers, pan-fried trout, fish tacos. Drink: 2021 - 2022 181453 11.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 87/100. May 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wagner Vineyards Finger Lakes Select Riesling 2017, Finger Lakes, New York, United States: From Finger Lakes, New York, Wagner 2017 Riesling is produced from estate-grown grapes. Fresh and zesty on the palate, this Riesling is fragrant with honeysuckle, ripe apple, pear, honeyed melon and baked pastry flavours on the palate. Off-dry and zesty with great acidity for food. Pour with grilled pork chops. Riesling food pairings: curries, spicy pork tacos, turkey, BBQ chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2023 17256 12.5% S 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. May 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Chardonnay 2018, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells 2018 Chardonnay is always a crowd pleaser with its full-bodied and lushly layered ripe apple, stone fruit, tropical fruit, toffee, toasty oak spice and smoky mineral flavours harmonious and balanced with brilliant acidity. The wine was aged in new French oak and some American oak barrels. Lush, light and creamy due to the lees ageing. Pour with roast chicken and gamebirds. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled chicken, pork Wellington, roast quail stuffed with wild mushrooms. Drink: 2021 - 2023 524397 13% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. May 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Grand Roche Chablis 2018, Burgundy A.C., France: Domaine Grand Roche 2018 Chablis is a creamy, rich and zesty lemony Chardonnay with Mirabelle plum, lemon curd and dusty, chalky flavours on the palate. Produced from sustainably-grown Chardonnay grapes. Chablis food pairings: shellfish hot pot, steamed mussels, crab cakes, smoked whitefish on baguette. Drink: 2021 - 2025 18791 12.5% D 750 mL $26.95 Score: 91/100. May 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Léon Beyer Réserve Riesling 2018, Alsace A.C., France: Léon Beyer Reserve 2018 Riesling is fragrant and fresh with bright, clean citrus, white peach, apple and mineral flavours, elegant and expressive. Léon Beyer was founded in 1867, but the family's connection to Alsatian wines dates back to 1580. Réserve Riesling food pairings: grilled pork tenderloin, fish tacos, grilled shrimp. Drink: 2021 - 2025 18567 12.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tonel Tonel 46 Chardonnay 2018, Mendoza, Argentina: From Bodegas Los Toneles, Tonel 46 Reserve 2018 is a medium-bodied Chardonnay with herbal, citrus and toasty oak flavours creamy on the palate with good acidity for food. Pour with rich, creamy pasta dishes like chicken Alfredo and seafood mac and cheese. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled chicken breasts, sauteed halibut steaks in beurre blanc, salads topped with grilled prawns. Drink: 2021 - 2022 17444 12.3% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. May 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sugar Loaf Orchard Lane Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Orchard Lane 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is a youthful SB with nectarine, lemon zest, orange blossom and fine herb flavours on the palate. So refined and elegant with vibrant acidity to match. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: grilled chicken breasts, veal cutlets, grilled salmon, grilled prawns. Drink: 2021 - 2022 17561 13.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. May 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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