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Dessert Wine

W. & J. Graham's Port, Douro D.O.P., Portugal: This stunning Tawny Port from Graham's is matured for 7 to 9 years in seasoned oak barrels. Aromas of toffee and toasted almond. Perfect after-dinner sipper. Port food pairings: roasted nuts, fruitcake, medium-dark chocolate studded with dried berry fruit. Drink: 2019 - 2025 644906 19.6% S 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. June 2021. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Linajes 12 Crianza Tempranillo Crianza 2014, Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain: From the Ribera Del Duero wine region, Linajes 12 Crianza 2014 is lush with dried dark berry, plum, leather, dark chocolate and toasty oak flavours smooth and satisfying on the palate. Drink or hold. Tempranillo Crianza food pairings: grilled lamb, pepper steak, meat-lover's pizza, bison burgers, roast chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2024 10688 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. June 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Intrinsic Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Seductively smoky with earthy florals on the nose, a medium-plus-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington. Rich the with spiced dark berry, dark plum, dried fine herbs and savoury spice flavours on the palate. Enjoy now with a smoked beef brisket. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: meat lovers pizza, pork tenderloin, grilled sausage. Drink: 2020 - 2022 493379 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alice Vieira de Sousa Reserve Red 2018, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: Vieira De Sousa Reserve 2018 is a full-bodied and toasty red wine blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo) grapes aged in French oak barrels. Savoury on the nose with ripe dark fruit, toasty oak spice and vanilla aromas, this vintage is rich and vibrant with dark plum, smoky vanilla and spicy flavours balanced with vibrant acidity on the palate. Tannins are grippy. Pair with grilled meats. A fantastic value Douro red under $18. Reserve Red food pairings: meat pasta with rich tomato sauce, meat lover's pizza, feta cheese stuffed lamburgers. Drink: 2021 - 2024 548560 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. June 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bodegas Enrique Mendoza La Tremenda Monastrell 2017, Alicante D.O., Spain: A single vineyard, medium-bodied red made with 100% Monastrell wine grapes and just terrific. From the estate El Chaconero in the village of Villena, a plot at 600 metres altitude planted some 25 years ago. Juicy with fresh black cherries, red berries, soft sweet spice, cocoa and toasty flavours finishing zesty and long on the palate. Nicely done. Pair with grilled pork chops. Monastrell food pairings: roast beef, chicken brochettes, pork chops smothered in wine sauce. Drink: 2020 - 2022 490011 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. June 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Seven Falls Cellars Merlot 2016, Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: A fragrant, savoury and plushy Merlot, full-bodied with ripe plum, dark fruit, cherry, raspberry, chocolate, wood spice and earthy, smoky flavours on the palate. Tannins are supple. Seven Falls sources their grapes exclusively from the Wahluke Slope, which is one of the warmest, driest regions in Washington's Columbia Valley. Merlot food pairings: Brazilian-style flank steak, rack of BBQ ribs, veal Porterhouse, grilled lamb, cheese. Drink: 2020 - 2024 420711 14.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Syrah 2018, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Burrowing Owl 2018 Syrah is a full-bodied concentrated Syrah, a bit broody with firm and chewy tannins right now, but give it a bit more cellar time -- about two years to start showing its best. Right now, the wine is showing a tremendous amount of dark berry fruit, smoky spice, cracked pepper and earthy vanilla flavours concentrated on the palate. Try in 2023. Produced by Wyse Family Wines. Syrah food pairings: lamb tagine, roast rack of lamb, beef long ribs on the barbie. Drink: 2020 - 2030 73072 14% XD 750 mL $43.95 Score: 92/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Vieux Pin Cuvée Violette Syrah 2018, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, V.Q.A., Canada: From British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, Le Vieux Pin Violette 2018 is a beautiful, elegant Syrah produced by winemaker Severine Pinte, who is originally from southern France. So good with violets, rich ripe cherry, savoury herb, anise and pepper spice flavours on the palate. A lighter style, medium-bodied and refined Syrah with fresh acidity and elegant, fine tannins. Well-crafted and beautifully balanced. Syrah food pairings: grilled New York striploin, prime rib roast, pork tenderloin en croute. Drink: 2020 - 2024 966902 12.9% XD 750 mL $61.95 Score: 92/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Joel Gott Wines Merlot 2017, California, United States: Joel Gott 2017 Merlot is an excellent value California Merlot under $25. Dry, spicy and medium-plus-bodied with red plum, black cherry, raspberry, savoury herb, vanilla and cedar spice flavours smooth and supple on the palate. Pour with roast duck. Merlot food pairings: roast leg of pork, lamb Tangine, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2020 - 2024 479121 13.9% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tarapaca Organic Gran Reserva 2018, Maipo Valley, Chile: Tarapaca Gran Reserva 2018 is a full-bodied red blend of organically grown Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Carmenère and Cabernet Sauvignon (31%29%/25%/15%), from Fundo Tarapacá estate. Lots of dark fruit, dark cherry, spicy and earthy flavours on this vintage with vibrant food-friendly acidity and firm tannins. Pour with a prime rib roast. Food pairings: gourmet burgers, grilled bavette steak, pork tenderloin, veal cutlets, lamb chops, roast turkey. Drink: 2021 - 2024 19245 13.6% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 93/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Sonoma County, California, United States: St. Francis 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California, is a juicy, full-bodied Cab with ripe blackberry fruit, dark chocolate, spice and vanilla wrapped up in a soft smokiness . Velvety texture and full mouth-feel. Delicious with veal tenderloin or grilled lamb. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled meats, slow-braised long beef ribs, pepper steak. Drink: 2018 - 2024 671164 13.8% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 92/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2011, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2011 is a complex and concentrated Spanish red wine with dark fruit, ripe red berry, earthy mushrooms, baking and cedar spice flavours flinty and long with food-friendly acidity. Tannins are polished. Nicely done! Pour with a mixed grill. Food pairings: grilled lamb, bison burgers, chicken salad, pork tenderloin, autumn hodge-podge. Drink: 2021 - 2023 743310 14.5% XD 750 mL $65.95 Score: 96/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lui Reserva Malbec 2018, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Lui Reserva 2018 Malbec is produced from 100% Malbec from a single vineyard and the same vineyard in Vista Flores, with fruity, wild berry, blueberry, savoury herb and spice on the palate. Tannins are rounded. Enjoy now with gourmet burgers from the grill. Malbec food pairings: pork roast, meat-lover's pizza, roasted root vegetable casserole. Drink: 2021 - 2024 17455 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. June 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tuerce Botas Rioja Garnacha 2016, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Tuerce Botas 2016 is produced from 100% Garnacha. Lovely and vibrant on the nose with blue florals, sweet spice and ripe red berry fruit; dry, medium-bodied and intense with red berry, strawberry, baking spice, mint, orange zest and vanilla flavours lingering on the palate. Garnacha food pairings: roast duck, grilled chicken, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2023 18594 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Antinori Badia a Passignano Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2017, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Tuscany wine region, Antinori Badia A Passignano 2017 Chianti Classico is a robust, powerful and elegant Chianti Classico Riserva with black cherry compote, earthy mushrooms, savoury herb, cedar brush spice and smoky flavours, mouth-watering and fleshy on the palate. Tannins are firm. Drink or hold. Pour with an equally rich meaty pasta and zesty tomato sauce dish. Chianti Classico food pairings: Margherita pizza, vegetarian lasagna, cannelloni with three cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2031 384552 13.5% XD 750 mL $53.95 Score: 93/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Black Stallion Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Napa Valley, California, United States: Black Stallion 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied, rich and toasty California Cab blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petite Sirah, 3% Merlot and 6% other varieties from the Napa Valley. Deep and dark in the glass, the wine is rich and concentrated with blackberry, leather, dark cherry, plum and smoky vanilla flavours on the palate. Aged 16 months in 80% French and 20% American oak barrels. Pour with a well-marbled rib eye steak from the grill. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: juicy, rare steak, barbecued ribs in sauce, hamburger, hard cheese. Drink: 2021 - 2028 256768 14.5% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 91/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Firriato Santagostino Baglio Sorìa Nero d'Avola Syrah 2014, Sicily I.G.T., Italy: From the Sicily wine region, Firriato Santagostino Baglio Sorìa 2014 is a medium-bodied southern-Italian Nero d'Avola and Syrah red wine blend, lush with sensuous ripe dark cherry, berry, plum, citrus zest, meaty and smoky flavours on the palate. Great value under $20. This IGT wine's label is emblazoned with the Rose Window, a precious gothic jewel that stands out on the facade of the Santagostino Monastery in Trapani. The monastery was given by King Federico III of Aragona in the fourteenth century to the Augustinian fathers who were then masters of fine winemaking. The red colour represents a true and renewed synthesis of their doctrine. Nero D'avola Syrah food pairings: mushroom risotto, duck confit, fricassee rabbit. Drink: 2021 - 2022 291369 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. June 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ondarre Reserva 2016, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Ondarre 2016 is a lush, smoky and full-bodied Rioja red wine blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Mazuelo fermented in concrete and aged in American and French oak barrels for 20 months. Lots of juicy, ripe dark fruits on the palate with dried sweet tobacco leaf, dark spices, savoury herbs, chocolate and smoky vanilla. Tannins are firm. Ondarre is located in the town of Viana, about eight kilometres from Logroño, it is part of Bodegas Olarra Group founded in 1973 and has since been known as the Cathedral of La Rioja. Food pairings: cheesy pizza, grilled pork chops, roast chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2028 723452 12.8% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. June 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Huentala Sombrero Malbec 2018, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: From the Uco Valley, Mendoza wine region, Huentala Sombrero 2018 Malbec is produced from 100% Malbec sourced from the alluvial, gravel and limestone soils, 1,400 metres above sea level and overlooking Las Tunas River. The wine is aged nine months in oak barrels and six months in bottle prior to its release to market. Bone dry and fragrant with blue florals and blueberry aromas, Sobrero 2018 is medium-plus-bodied with juicy dark berry, cassis, fine herbs and plushy on the palate. Malbec food pairings: slow-braised long beef ribs, blade roast pepper steak. Drink: 2021 - 2023 17449 14.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. June 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Coriole Dancing Fig 2018, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Coriole Dancing Fig 2018 is produced from estate grown Mourvèdre, Grenache and Shiraz from the McLaren Vale wine region. This full-bodied red blend of 45% Mourvèdre, 40% Grenache and 15% Shiraz is earthy, fruity and savoury with spicy dark cherry, plum, wild herbs and meaty flavours on the palate. Beautifully balanced throughout. Drink or hold. The winery also has a number of different species of fig trees on the property, hence the Dancing Fig label. Food pairings: roast chicken, veal cutlets, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2028 18337 14.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Xavier Vignon Cuvée Anonyme Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2017, Rhône A.P., France: From Xavier Vignon Cuvée Anonyme 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape is toasty on the nose with ripe blueberry and cedar spice aromas. Fruity, dry, medium-bodied and plushy on the palate with dark berry, cherry, cedar, pepper spice, savoury herb and a smattering of vanilla long on the finish. Drink or hold. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: roast leg of lamb, veal Porterhouse, venison tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2032 393421 14.5% XD 750 mL $65.95 Score: 96/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château La Cardonne 2015, Médoc, Bordeaux A.C., France: Château La Cardonne Cru Bourgeois 2015 is a fantastic value Bordeaux. A dry, robust and concentrated blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc grapes sourced from vines growing in gravel and limestone soils. On the nose, toasty oak spice, dark plum and smoky vanilla aromas abound. Elegant and juicy on the palate with layers of dark ripe cherries, blackberry, underbrush, spiced plum, sweet dried tobacco leaf long and smoky on the palate. Good now but could benefit from a bit more time in cellar to integrate and start showing its best. Try in 2024. Pour with a roast beef dinner. Food pairings: prime rib steak, roast lamb, meat fondue, game terrine. Drink: 2024 - 2028 550244 13.9% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Merlot 2018, Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand: Villa Maria Cellar Selection 2018 Merlot is produced from sustainably-grown grapes from Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand. The Merlot is juicy, smooth and so easy to enjoy with its ripe plum, blackberry, blueberry and fine herb flavours supple and long on the palate. Drink or hold. Merlot food pairings: pork roast, vegetarian pizza, grilled chicken breasts. Drink: 2021 - 2024 17564 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Urbina Reserva 1998, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Urbina Reserva 1998 is a full-bodied 95% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo and Graciano from the Rioja wine region. Lovely on the nose with earthy, leafy sous bois and sweet dried tobacco leaf aromas on the nose, this mature Spanish red is so elegant and rich on the palate with dried fruit, stone fruit, nutty, savoury and smoky vanilla flavours on the palate. Delicious now. Food pairings: sausage cassoulet, grilled meats, lentil stew. Drink: 2021 - 2027 10723 14% XD 750 mL $42.95 Score: 93/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gabriel Meffre Laurus Gigondas 2015, Gigondas, Rhône A.P., France: Gabriel Meffre Laurus 2015 is a full-bodied and concentrated 60% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre red wine blend with grapes sourced from the Gigondas wine region in the Rhône. Dry and fruity with dark red berry, cherry, wild herb, sandalwood and baking spice flavours beautifully balanced with vibrant acidity. Nicely done! Pour with lamb and veggie kebabs from the grill. Food pairings: roast beef, grilled lamb chops, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2024 25880 14.5% XD 750 mL $40.95 Score: 93/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château des Capitans Juliénas 2018, Beaujolais A.P., France: Château Des Capitans Juliénas 2018 Gamay is produced by the Georges Duboeuf team. Dry and medium-bodied this 100% Gamay is so juicy and fresh on the nose with crushed raspberry, blueberry, red plum, savoury herbs and pepper spice flavours savoury and satisfying on the palate. Tannins are firm. Grapes are sourced from a single vineyard around the 19th-Century castle in the heart of Juliénas, that is locally known as Les Capitans. Food pairings: roast chicken, grilled veggie burgers, pepper steak. Drink: 2021 - 2024 11359 13% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dutschke 80 Block St. Jakobi Vineyard Merlot 2016, Lyndoch, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: From the St. Jakobi Vineyard, Dutschke 80 Block 2016 Merlot is fragrant with spiced plum, ripe red berry and vanilla aromas. Dry, medium-bodied with vibrant acidity for food, lots of juicy plum, red berry, cedar spice and mochanilla flavours on this palate-pleasing Merlot. In 1980, winemaker Ken decided to plant vines in the St. Jakobi vineyard. This "80 Block" was one of the earliest plantings of Merlot in the Barossa Valley. Merlot food pairings: Brazilian-style flank steak with chimichurri sauce, grilled pork chops, rack of BBQ ribs, veal Porterhouse, grilled lamb. Drink: 2021 - 2025 393744 14.8% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. June 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Barbara Winery Pinot Noir 2018, Santa Barbara County, California, United States: From Santa Barbara County, California. Santa Barbara Winery 2018 Pinot Noir is bright with fresh red cherry, earthy and spicy flavours crisp and vibrant on the palate. Grapes were sourced from cool-climate Lafond and Burning Creek vineyards. Chill slightly and pour with grilled veal chops with a dab of rosemary butter. Pinot Noir food pairings: lamb chops, pork tenderloin, roast turkey. Drink: 2021 - 2022 548727 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Matchbook Estate Bottled Red Gravel Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Dunnigan Hills, California, United States: Matchbook Red Gravel 2019 is a full-bodied red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot sourced from the red gravels of the Dunnigan Hills, California. Smooth and rich on the palate with ripe dark fruit, blackberry, cassis, savoury herbs, mint, olive, vanilla and toasty oak spicy flavours on the palate. Nicely done. Pour with a skirt steak from the grill. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb chops, steaks from the grill, burgers. Drink: 2021 - 2025 478743 13.9% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. June 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Michele Chiarlo Tortoniano Barolo 2015, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: A lovely, elegant Barolo from the Piedmont wine region and produced by Michele Chiarlo. Tortoniano 2015 is fragrant with violets, rose petals, truffle and leathery aromas on the nose. Dry, elegant, medium-plus-bodied with juicy acidity and more florals, fresh red cherry, red berry, minty, earthy and anise flavours on the palate. Tannins are fine-grained and pleasantly chewy. So good now. Drink or hold. Barolo food pairings: pot roast, chicken cacciatore, pork roast and dumpling casserole. Drink: 2021 - 2026 586388 13.5% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 94/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dutschke St. Jakobi Shiraz 2016, Lyndoch, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: Dutschke St. Jakobi 2016 is a single vineyard, single block Shiraz planted in 1975 at Lyndoch. Look for rich cherry, raspberry, dark berry, earthy and well-integrated toasty oak spice flavours, vibrant and mouth filling with a velvety finish. The wine was aged in French and American oak barrels, 25% new. Drink or hold. Shiraz food pairings: roast pork, grilled steaks, roast mutton. Drink: 2021 - 2032 746016 14.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 94/100. June 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

StoneCap Syrah 2018, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: From Goose Ridge Vineyards, Stonecap 2018 Syrah is an elegant, medium-plus-bodied Columbia Valley Syrah with ripe dark plum, bright cherry, mocha and pepper spice flavours smooth and supple on the palate. Excellent value under $17. Pair with grilled lamb chops. The StoneCap winery is named in honour of the rugged hills in the region that have an exposed "cap" of bare rock. Syrah food pairings: venison stew, cabbage rolls stuffed with veal, beef and pork, saddle of rabbit stuffed with apricots and apple. Drink: 2021 - 2024 443150 14.2% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. June 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alejandro Fernández Dehesa La Granja 2015, Castilla Y León, Spain: Produced by Alejandro Fernández, Dehesa La Granja 2015 Tempranillo is a smoky, toasty 100% Tempranillo with layers of tart cherry, dried strawberry, sweet tobacco leaf, charcuterie, baking spice and smoky toasty oak spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm. Pour with grilled game sausages or a roast goose. Food pairings: herbed steaks, chili, Papas con chorizo, lamb chops, smoked cheese, pan-seared venison. Drink: 2021 - 2030 192476 14.3% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Leone de Castris Riserva Salice Salentino 2016, Puglia D.O.C., Italy: From the Puglia wine region, Leone De Castris Salice Salentino Riserva 2016 is a full-bodied Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera red wine blend. So fragrant and juicy on the nose with dark berry, plum and citrus zest aromas. A big robust red with rich dark cherry, blackberry, blueberry, meaty, zesty flavours on the palate and chewy tannins. So good now but screaming for a rich meaty dish. Decant two hours prior to pouring with beef long ribs from the grill. Food pairings: barbecued meats and mushrooms, hard cheese. Drink: 2021 - 2024 597534 13.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tommasi Rafaèl Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2018, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Tommasi Rafaèl 2018 Valpolicella Classico Superior is a full-bodied, traditional Corvina, Rondinella and Molina red wine blend from the Veneto wine region and super value under $20. Juicy with bright berry, savoury herb, dark chocolate and spicy flavours smooth and lingering on the palate. Lovely balance throughout. Valpolicella Classico Superiore food pairings: hard cheeses, spaghetti Bolognese, veal piccatta. Drink: 2022 - 2024 23259 12.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Napa Valley, California, United States: From Napa Valley, California, Freemark Abbey 2016 is a Cabernet Sauvignon based red blend with some Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc added to the mix. Dry, full-bodied, spicy, savoury and generous on the palate with ripe blackberry, dark plum, dark cherry, earthy florals and sweet toasty oak spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are fine and dusty. Pour with farmer's pork chops in a rich, wild mushroom sauce. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: gourmet hamburger, braised short ribs, vegetable stew. Drink: 2021 - 2033 904532 14.5% XD 750 mL $79.95 Score: 94/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cune Reserva 2015, Rioja Alta, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Cune Reserva 2015 is a medium-plus-bodied 85% Tempranillo with 15% Garnacha Tinta, Graciano and Mazuelo sourced from the Rioja Alta wine region and aged for 18 months in French and American oak barrels. Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España was founded in 1879 but a misunderstanding about the 'V' written as a 'U' on the label of a wine bottle led to the Cune label. On the palate, the wine is bright and fresh with dark berry, fresh plum and cedar spice flavours. Finishes savoury with well-integrated tannins. Food pairings: smoked meats, burgers, ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2028 417659 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine de Fabrègues Le Coeur 2016, Pézenas, Languedoc A.P., France: Domaine Fabrègues Le Coeur 2016 is a concentrated Syrah and Carignan red wine blend produced from sustainably-grown grapes in the Pézenas, Languedoc wine region. Sweet on the nose with kirsch, blackberry jam aromas, polished on the palate with layers of dark plum, dark cherry, savoury herb and meaty, spicy, flinty flavours. Food pairings: mushroom and leek risotto, duck confit, fricassee rabbit. Drink: 2021 - 2022 18793 13.5% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 90/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Las Quebradas Monastrell 2018, Alicante D.O., Spain: Produced by Enrique Mendoza, Las Quebradas 2018 Monastrell was produced from the oldest vines in the vineyard, located 500 metres above sea level on with caliche stone soils. Grapes are dry-farmed without the use of herbicides or insecticides. The wine is aged for 15 months in French oak barrels. Look for ripe, dark fruits, wild herb, black pepper and stony mineral flavours on the palate. Pour with ribs from the grill. Drink or hold. Monastrell food pairings: chicken and turkey pot pies, veal tenderloin, lamb lollipops. Drink: 2021 - 2026 544726 14.5% D 750 mL $47.95 Score: 89/100. June 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lail Vineyards Blueprint Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley, California, United States: Blueprint 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied Cab with a splash of Petit Verdot added to the mix. Muscular and concentrated with vibrant black fruit, black cherry, dark plum, olive and coffee flavours finishing long and smoky with firm tannins on the palate. A big wine looking for a grilled Tomahawk steak and a good cellaring candidate. Try in 2026. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: burgers and ribs from the grill, roast chicken, lamb kebabs. Drink: 2028 - 2034 60251 14.9% XD 750 mL $115.95 Score: 95/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Condado de Haza Crianza 2016, Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain: Condado De Haza Crianza 2016 is a robust, full-bodied and smoky Tempranillo produced by Alejandro Fernández. Vibrant with ripe dark fruit, crushed dark berry, mocha and savoury herb flavours on the palate. Tannins are fine and velvety. Enjoy with grilled chops and sausages. Crianza food pairings: lamb, roast suckling pig, sirloin steaks, semi-cured sheep cheese, short ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2022 963348 14% D 750 mL $27.95 Score: 91/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Basilica Cafaggio Single Estate Chianti Classico 2017, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Tuscany wine region, Basilica Cafaggio is a great value, single estate Chianti Classico under $20. Produced from 100% Sangiovese, there is beautiful acidity for food on this wine with vibrant blackberry, dark cherry, earthy and smoky flavours and a savoury finish. Decant one hour prior to pouring with your favourite meat pasta and rich tomato sauce dish. The wine was matured 12 months in Slavonian oak barrels. Chianti Classico food pairings: pasta and rich tomato sauce, cheesy pizza, meat lasagne. Drink: 2021 - 2025 421107 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. June 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thomas Goss Shiraz 2018, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Thomas Goss 2018 Shiraz is lovely on the nose with dark plum compote, blackberry, earthy florals, toasty nut, baking and pepper spice flavours finishing silky smooth on the palate. A great value Shiraz under $17. Drink or hold. Shiraz food pairings: meaty stews, grilled sausages, chick pea and chicken stew. Drink: 2021 - 2025 927723 15.1% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. June 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Roc des Templiers Plan de Dieu Côtes du Rhône-Villages 2018, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: Roc des Templiers Plan De Dieu 2018 is a generous and concentrated Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre red wine blend from the Côtes Du Rhône wine region and excellent under $16. Very approachable now with smooth dark plum, cherry, strawberry, mocha and vanilla flavours finishing spicy and long on the palate. The 2018 vintage was awarded Gold at the 2019 Concours des Vins d'Avignon. Food pairings: stuffed lamb chops, tourtiere, roast chicken, pheasant. Drink: 2021 - 2024 539916 14.2% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. June 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Heredad de Baroja Gran Reserva 2009, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: From the Rioja wine region, Heredad De Baroja Gran Reserva 2009 is a mature Tempranillo with grapes sourced from the Rioja Alavesa. Look for dried berry fruit, cedar spice, savoury herbs and smoky flavours on the palate. The wine was matured for a total of four years in French and American oak barrels. Pour with a roast of pork. Gran Reserva food pairings: grilled steaks, roast lamb, roast game birds. Drink: 2021 - 2025 276113 13.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 91/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Altus Rise Wildlight Shiraz 2018, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia: Altus Rise Wildlight 2018 Shiraz is fragrant and enticing with ripe blackberry, toasted nut and vanilla aromas; dry, juicy and silky on the palate with blackberry, plum, nutty, pepper spice and vanilla flavours. Drink or hold. Shiraz food pairings: grilled lamb chops, tourtiere, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2021 - 2026 18411 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 94/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

McManis Family Vineyards Zinfandel 2019, Lodi, California, United States: From Lodi, California, McManis 2019 Zinfandel has a splash of Teroldego and Petite Sirah and is juicy delicious with ripe plum, wild strawberry, dark cherry, vanilla, smoky, and spicy toasty oak flavours. Lots of food-friendly acidity on this sustainably-farmed, estate grown Zin blend. Enjoy now with slow braised smoky ribs. Zinfandel food pairings: chicken wings, spaghetti Bolognese, grilled lamb loin, grilled duck breast. Drink: 2021 - 2025 256735 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine De Fabrègues Le Mas 2016, Pézenas, Languedoc A.P., France: Domaine De Fabrègues Le Mas 2016 is a bright and full-bodied blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan and Cinsault sourced from the Pézenas, Languedoc wine region. Juicy with dark cherry, raspberry, charcuterie and cracked black pepper flavours finishing long on the palate. Nicely structured with velvety tannins. Food pairings: duck confit, turkey, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2024 18792 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. June 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wakefield Winery Pinot Noir 2018, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia: Wakefield 2018 Pinot Noir is dry, medium-plus-bodied and excellent value under $20. Produced from several sites throughout the Adelaide including Gumeracha, Birdwood, Woodside, Oakbank and Balhannah. Look for ripe red berry, strawberry, blueberry and spicy flavours on the palate. Pour with grilled striploin steaks. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal cutlets, lamb kebabs, roast root vegetables. Drink: 2021 - 2024 197392 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. June 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J.L. Chave Sélection Mon Coeur Côtes du Rhône 2018, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: From J.L. Chave, Mon Coeur 2018 is a dry, full-bodied Côtes Du Rhône red blend of Grenache and Syrah. Smoky with spiced cherry aromas on the nose, this is a beautiful, mouth-filling red with ripe dark cherry, berry, blue florals, anise and cracked pepper spice wrapped up in a veil of smoke. Finishes long with velvety tannins. Pour with roast beef. Food pairings: roast chicken, duck confit, turkey dinner. Drink: 2021 - 2026 995548 13% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 92/100. June 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cono Sur Bicicleta Reserva Pinot Noir 2019, Central Valley, Chile: A smooth, mouth-watering, berry-ripe Chilean red wine made from the Pinot Noir grape. I challenge you to find Pinot Noir this delicious at this low a price. Lots of ripe and fleshy cherry aromas and flavours. Pair with roast chicken. Pinot Noir food pairings: pasta, grilled poultry, seafood and mild fish. Drink: 2021 - 2025 341602 13.5% D 750 mL $11.95 Score: 88/100. June 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Stratus Wildass Rosé 2020, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Wildass 2020 is a dry, bright and fresh Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling rosé wine blend produced with sustainably-grown grapes by Stratus Vineyards. Look for juicy and fresh strawberry, rhubarb, raspberry, bright cherry and a soft, lingering orange and mouth-watering finish. Pair with barbecued ribs. Rosé food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, shellfish, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2021 - 2022 71712 12.3% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. June 2021. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beronia Tempranillo Rosé 2020, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: From the Rioja wine region, Beronia 2020 Tempranillo rosé is fantastic value under $14. Soft and pretty with bright strawberry, red plum, pink grapefruit, mineral and spicy flavours with a lingering zesty finish. Chill and enjoy with grilled salmon steaks. Tempranillo Rosé food pairings: lamb kebabs, cold turkey sandwiches, Hawaiian pizza. Drink: 2021 - 2022 323519 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. June 2021. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Caves d'Esclans Rock Angel Rosé 2019, Côtes De Provence, Provence A.P., France: Caves d'Esclans Rock Angel 2019 is produced by Domaines Sacha Lichine. The rosé is produced from Grenache and Rolle (Vermentino) wine grapes sourced from the Provence wine region. Grapes are hand-harvested, manually sorted, destemmed and then gently crushed with the free run and first-pressed juice partially vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel tank and 600 litre barrels or demi muids. Dry, medium-bodied, rich and creamy on the palate with bright strawberry, red berry, honeyed melon, fine herb flavours and a smattering of white pepper. Chill and enjoy on its own or pair this food versatile rosé with everything from grilled chicken to salads. Rosé food pairings: roast turkey, grilled chicken salad, feta and goat cheese salads. Drink: 2021 - 2022 491027 13.5% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 93/100. June 2021. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gérard Bertrand Côte des Roses Rosé 2020, Languedoc A.P., France: Gérard Bertrand Côte Des Roses is the patio party size (1500 ml) of this delish, dry, Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah rosé blend. Full-bodied, elegant and crisp with raspberry, cherry, fine herb and citrus zest flavours balanced with food-friendly acidity. Love the rose-shaped bottle. Chill and enjoy with grilled chicken breasts. Rosé food pairings: crab cakes, cedar-planked salmon, cold turkey sandwiches. Drink: 2021 - 2022 490912 13% D 1500 mL $38.95 Score: 92/100. June 2021. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Besserat de Bellefon Brut Champagne 2008, Champagne A.C., France: Besserat De Bellefon 2008 vintage champagne is from a miracle vintage where, against all odds, it finally came together, Besserat De Bellefon is like a grand dame, elegant and graceful on the palate with a toasty, tasty creamy mousse of apple pie, lemon tarte, nutty almond and mineral notes vibrant on the palate. Very fine and worth every penny! Brut Champagne food pairings: grilled shellfish dishes, brunch dishes, quiche, salads topped with grilled chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2033 18131 12.5% D 750 mL $124.95 Score: 94/100. June 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Nicolas Feuillatte Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru Champagne 2010, Champagne A.C., France: Nicolas Feuillatte Blanc de Noirs 2010 is a rich grand cru Champagne with a fine playful mousse showing dark berry, pastry, lemon zest, toasty and vibrant flavours on the palate. Drink or hold. This vintage was awarded Gold at 2020 Spring Mundus Vini. Blanc De Noirs Grand Cru Champagne food pairings: chips and dip, creamy cheeses, charcuterie, salads. Drink: 2021 - 2028 18130 12% D 750 mL $84.95 Score: 92/100. June 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Blue Pyrenees Dry Sparkling Rosé, Victoria, Australia: Blue Pyrenees is a sparkling traditional method Chardonnay and Pinot Noir based rosé with aromas of fresh strawberry, apple skin, grapefruit and pasty. On the palate this sparkler is dry with wild strawberry, orchard fruit, brioche and lemon zesty flavours long and persistent on a vivacious mousse. Chill and enjoy with a creamy mushroom and lobster risotto. Dry Sparkling Rosé food pairings: salads topped with fresh steamed shrimp, brunch and egg dishes, quiche. Drink: 2021 - 2023 18305 12% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. June 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

¡Hola! Brut Cava, Penedès, Cava D.O., Spain: Crisp, dry and refreshing Spanish sparkling wine made from traditional Prosecco grapes including 30% Macabeo, 40% Xarello, 30% Parellada. Green apple and toasted almond notes. Great value. Pair with seafood. Cava food pairings: seafood tapas, charcuterie, creamy cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2026 545848 11.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 92/100. June 2021. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Falchini Vigna a Solatio Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2018, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Falchini Vigna A Solatio 2018 Vernaccia Di San Gimignano is produced from the Vernaccia grape grown around the ancient village of San Gimignano. This is a zesty, dry, medium-bodied and fragrant white with white floral aromas, almond nut and citrus zest, dried fine herbs and flinty mineral flavours on the palate. Chill and enjoy with grilled white-fleshed fish. Vernaccia Di San Gimignano food pairings: grilled chicken, pork kebabs, fish tacos. Drink: 2021 - 2023 994012 12% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 85/100. June 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Invivo Michelle's Pinot Gris 2017, Central Otago, New Zealand: From the Central Otago, Invivo Michelle's 2017 Pinot Gris is concentrated and lush with ripe apricot, cooked pear, spice and honeyed flavours vibrant and well-balanced on the palate. Chill and enjoy. Pinot Gris food pairings: BBQ pork tenderloin, Korean-style grilled chicken, sweet chilli prawns. Drink: 2021 - 2022 17569 14% M 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. June 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Omrah Crossing Chardonnay 2019, Great Southern, Western Australia, Australia: Omrah Crossings 2019 Chardonnay is a lush and bright Great Southern Chard with mouth coating ripe apricot, apple, melon, nutty and vanilla flavours finishing long and satisfying. Chill and enjoy on its own or with grilled seafood dishes. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled pork chops, roast turkey, sauteed halibut steaks. Drink: 2021 - 2023 17644 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. June 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mastroberardino Falanghina del Sannio 2018, Campania D.O.C., Italy: Mastroberardino 2018 Falanghina del Sannio is a crisp and fresh Italian white wine produced by the Mastroberardino family made from the regional indigenous grape Falanghina. Fresh on the nose with grapefruit, citrus zest and mineral aromas, this medium-plus-bodied white is also fresh on the palate with grapefruit, pear, lime, ginger spice flavours with a juicy briny mineral finish. Falanghina Del Sannio food pairings: grilled seafood, calamari, linguini vongole. Drink: 2021 - 2023 562173 12.5% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 91/100. June 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Nals Margreid Hill Pinot Grigio 2018, Alto Adige, Trentino D.O.C., Italy: Produced by Nals Margreid, Nals Margreid Hill 2018 Pinot Grigio is floral on the nose with tropical fruit notes, brilliantly dry and mouth-watering with fresh pear, apple and citrusy flavours on the palate. Chill and enjoy. Pinot Grigio food pairings: linguine with shrimp and lemon oil, pasta with cream sauce, grilled chicken breast, summer salads, frittata. Drink: 2021 - 2022 17365 13% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. June 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thatched Hut Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Thatched Hut 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is a wake-up call on the nose with bright lime, cut grass, gooseberry and fine herb aromas. Vibrant and mouth-watering on the palate as well with grassy, gooseberry, fine herbs and tropical fruit flavours. A perfect pairing to all things seafood. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: citrus-grilled sea bass, chicken salad, pork tenderloin, linguine, salad. Drink: 2021 - 2022 262782 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. June 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zephyr Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Zephyr 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is bright on the nose with tropical fruit, stony and briny mineral aromas. Dry, mouth-watering and fluid on the palate with pineapple, kiwi, fine herb, flinty and briny mineral flavours. Chill and enjoy now with oysters on the half shell and a squeeze of lemon juice. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: steamed shellfish hot pot, fish tacos, crab cakes. Drink: 2021 - 2022 17568 13% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 92/100. June 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cape Point Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Cape Town, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: From Cape Town, Western Cape wine region, Cape Point 2018 Sauvignon Blanc has a splash of Semillon to give the wine a citrus and lime zest lift. Vibrant and fresh on the palate with tropical fruit, white pepper, fine herbs and white pepper spice flavours mouth-wateringly long on the palate. Pour with rich creamy pasta dish. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: linguine alla Vongole, steamed mussels, green salads. Drink: 2021 - 2024 18698 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. June 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Turkey Flat Barossa Valley White 2017, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: From the Barossa Valley, Turkey Flat 2017 is a fragrant, rich and full-bodied Marsanne, Viognier and Roussanne white wine blend with citrus blossom, ripe pear and ginger spice aromas on the nose. Bright with balanced acidity, ripe apple, lemon curd, ginger spice, creamy pear and soft orange citrus flavours on the palate. Wine grapes were whole-bunch pressed with extended skin contact and partial new oak ageing. Chill and enjoy with roast turkey. White food pairings: grilled prawns, pork tenderloin, roast chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2023 17646 12.9% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. June 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

William Hill North Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2019, North Coast, California, United States: From North Coast, California, William Hill 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is a dry, medium-bodied and vibrant cool-climate SB with tropical fruit, gooseberry and grassy notes zesty on the palate. William Hill Vineyards are located in the middle of Silverado Bench and was founded in 1976. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: salads topped with warm goat cheese and baby beets, fish tacos, steamed mussels. Drink: 2021 - 2022 17576 13.9% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. June 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Crema Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: La Crema 2018 Chardonnay is a consistently great, full-bodied, buttery and elegant Russian River Chardonnay with fresh orchard fruits, orange blossom, peach, vanilla and well-integrated toasty oak spice flavours smooth and creamy on the palate. Lots to love here. This Chardonnay is barrel-fermented and has also gone through malolactic fermentation to soften the acids. The wine is aged for eight months in 30% new French oak barrels prior to bottling. Chill and enjoy with roast chicken or turkey dinner. Chardonnay food pairings: pasta with a rosé sauce, grilled turkey, cucumber and watercress sandwiches. Drink: 2021 - 2023 67231 14.5% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 91/100. June 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling 2018, Mosel Prädikatswein, Germany: Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier Piesporter Goldtropfchen 2018 Kabinett Riesling is an amazing Mosel Riesling with beautifully balanced acidity, medium sweet with layers of ripe pineapple, honeyed peach, lemon curd, spicy and stony mineral flavours on the palate. From a warm vintage from the Episcopal Wine Estates of Trier farms. Delicious now. Drink or hold. Riesling food pairings: mild curries, grilled seafood, sushi, Korean pork ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2025 629998 8% S 750 mL $27.95 Score: 93/100. June 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Casa-Dea Estates Winery Riesling 2018, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From Prince Edward County wine region, Casa Dea 2018 Riesling is a bright, expressive, terroir-driven Riesling with white florals on the nose, zesty with bright apple, pear, lemon zest and spicy flavours beautifully-balanced with food-friendly acidity. Enjoy with sushi, pad Thai and spicy grilled prawns. Riesling food pairings: roast pork hocks with spaetzle, veal cutlets, grilled sweet chili prawns. Drink: 2021 - 2024 19915 11.6% M 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. June 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stratus Wildass Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From Stratus Vineyards, Wildass 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is produced from sustainably-grown grapes from the Niagara-On-The-Lake wine region. In 2005 Stratus was the world's first fully LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) winner. The 2019 SB is fragrant with white florals and citrus zest aromas, mouth-watering with fresh pear, grapefruit, gooseberry, lime zest, fine herb and mineral flavours on the palate. Chill and enjoy with pan-fried trout or a goat cheese, arugula and spring greens salad. Wildass Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: poached salmon, green salads topped with goat cheese, steamed shrimp. Drink: 2021 - 2022 376814 12.9% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. June 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Le Verger Chablis 2018, Burgundy A.C., France: A Burgundian Chardonnay produced by Viticulturalist, Alain Geoffroy's Chablis Domaine Le Verger. Lemon zesty and crisp with white floral and briny mineral flavours on the palate. Wow! Bring on the fresh seafood! The Chardonnay wine grapes for this vintage were sourced from vines averaging 20 to 40 years of age. Chablis food pairings: seafood, shellfish, turkey pot pie, grilled chicken. Drink: 2020 - 2023 181289 12.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 90/100. June 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marynissen Platinum Series Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely, zesty, lime-fresh Niagara Sauvignon Blanc with juicy, mouth-watering acidity for seafood. Medium-bodied. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: goat cheese and roast asparagus galette, grilled chicken breast, salads. Drink: 2020 - 2022 472506 12.6% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. June 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Griffe Bernard Chéreau Sur Lie Muscadet Sèvre Et Maine 2019, Sèvre Et Maine, Loire A.P., France: La Griffe Bernard Chéreau 2019 Muscadet Sèvre Et Maine sur lie produces a consistently great Muscadet. Softly floral with leesy mineral aromas on the nose, this 100% Melon de Bourgogne is vibrant with green apple, citrus zest and leesy, briny mineral flavours lovely and long on the palate. Chill and enjoy with fresh steamed shellfish or salads topped with fresh steamed shrimp. Muscadet Sèvre Et Maine food pairings: steamed mussels, paired with pan seared scallops, pan-seared trout. Drink: 2021 - 2023 948182 12% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. June 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave de Ribeauvillé Collection Pinot Gris 2017, Alsace A.C., France: From the Alsace wine region, Cave de Ribeauvillé 2017 Pinot Gris is bright with white florals, fresh pear and honeyed almond aromas. Vibrant and lush on the palate with ripe golden apple, fresh cut hay and soft stone fruit flavours lingering on the palate. Very elegant! Chill and enjoy. Pinot Gris food pairings: baked glazed ham, roast turkey, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2022 390633 14% M 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. June 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Martin Ray Chardonnay 2018, Sonoma Coast, California, United States: From the Sonoma Coast, Martin Ray 2018 Chardonnay is so yummy on the nose with peach, apple cobbler, butterscotch and mineral aromas, you know it's going to be lush on the palate. And it is lush with ripe peach, fresh apple, spiced baked pear finishing vibrant and long with a briny mineral tang. So good. Drink or hold. Chardonnay food pairings: apple and aged cheddar grilled cheese sandwich, chicken supreme with mushroom risotto, pan-fried cod with lemon butter sauce, spring rolls with spicy sweet chili sauce. Drink: 2021 - 2023 57067 13.8% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. June 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alamos Chardonnay 2019, Mendoza, Argentina: Alamos 2019 Chardonnay is a full-bodied Argentinean Chard and just great value under $16. On the nose, there are fresh-baked bread, golden apple and baking spice aromas finishing creamy and silky on the palate with soft vanilla. Elegant and nicely done! Chardonnay food pairings: grilled whitefish, roast chicken, grilled chicken with lemongrass stalk. Drink: 2021 - 2023 448761 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. June 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

St. Hubertus Pinot Blanc 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: St. Hubertus 2016 Pinot Blanc is fresh and crisp with bright apple, lemon zest and pepper spice flavours. Chill and enjoy or pour with a sauteed pork tenderloin. Pinot Blanc food pairings: grilled pork tenderloin, veal cutlets, sauteed smoky scallops. Drink: 2018 - 2023 648899 12.7% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. June 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hidden Bench Estate Riesling 2017, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Such a delicious, lip-smacking tasty Niagara off-dry Riesling. Aromas of fresh peach and pear. Perfect for seafood, shellfish and vegetarian dishes. Riesling food pairings: roast chicken, grilled salmon with lemon sauce, feta cheese, baby greens salad with fig dressing. Drink: 2018 - 2025 183491 11% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. June 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kutjevo Grasevina De Gotho 2018, Slavonija, Continental, Croatia: Kutjevo 2018 Grasevina de Gotho is produced from 100% Grasevina. Lovely on the nose with honeyed pear, spice and quince jam aromas, vibrant and juicy with concentrated ripe orchard and stone fruit flavours long on the palate. Really nice! Grasevina De Gotho food pairings: BBQ pork belly, grilled chicken with lemon and thyme, grilled shrimp. Drink: 2021 - 2023 19510 14.5% D 750 mL $26.95 Score: 91/100. June 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2018, Monterey County, California, United States: La Crema 2018 Chardonnay is a classic, cool climate Chard from the Monterey wine region in California. Always enjoyable with this vintage delivering concentrated ripe pear, peach, pink grapefruit, buttered pastry, creamy, smoky and rich on the palate. Although, there are a lot of warm, sunny days in Monterey moderating cool ocean influences allow the Chardonnay wine grapes to ripen evenly and completely. Pour with grilled lobster tails and a lemon butter sauce. Chardonnay food pairings: lobster in butter sauce, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, toasted ravioli served with Alfredo sauce. Drink: 2021 - 2024 158683 13.5% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 88/100. June 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wuertzberg Slate Riesling 2016, Saar Valley, Mosel Qualitätswein, Germany: From the Saar Valley in the Mosel, Wuertzberg Slate 2016 is a great value Riesling under $16. Lovely on the nose with fine petrol, orange blossom aromas and elegant on the palate with ripe apple, soft orange citrus and flinty mineral flavours vibrant and long on the palate. Lovely balance here. Produced from vines that thrive in rich humus, quartzite and red slate soils. Everything is worked by hand on the 60% slopes with an altitude difference of almost 200 metres. Riesling food pairings: mild vegetarian curries, sushi, pad Thai, Korean shrimp. Drink: 2021 - 2025 18281 11% M 750 mL $15.95 Score: 92/100. June 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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