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Vieira de Sousa Vintage Port 2016, Douro D.O.P., Portugal: Vieira De Sousa 2016 vintage port is produced from equal amounts of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz. Lush, sweet and luxurious with dark berry, plum, cassis, smoky, toasty oak spice and silky on the palate. Nicely done! Vintage Port food pairings: dark chocolate studded with nuts and dried cherries, blue cheeses, roasted nuts. Drink: 2021 - 2025 18459 19.5% S 750 mL $60.95 Score: 98/100. July 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Klinker Brick Old Vine Zinfandel 2016, Lodi, California, United States: Klinker Brick 2016 Zinfandel is produced from Old Vines of over 60 years of age. Grapes are hand-harvested from over a dozen blocks and Klinker Brick is the winery's Flagship red. Look for cola, ripe dark fruits, mocha, a smattering of pepper spice pin-point balanced with amazing acidity for food. Pour with burgers and ribs. Zinfandel food pairings: burgers, ribs, BBQ chicken, game sausages. Drink: 2021 - 2024 59113 14.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 89/100. July 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jean-Luc Colombo Les Lauves Syrah 2019, Saint-Joseph, Rhône A.C., France: From the Saint-Joseph, Rhône wine region, Jean-Luc Colombo Les Lauves 2019 Syrah is a full-bodied, dry and elegant Northern Rhône red smooth and supple with ripe black fruit, cassis, pink and blue florals, pepper spice, flinty stony flavours that finish long and velvety on the palate. Just beautiful. Pour with grilled rosemary lamb chops. Syrah food pairings: roast veal breast stuffed with wild mushrooms, butternut squash risotto, roast game birds. Drink: 2021 - 2024 943324 13% XD 750 mL $37.95 Score: 91/100. July 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château de Nages Heritage Costières de Nîmes 2018, Costières De Nîmes, Rhône A.P., France: From the Costières De Nîmes, Rhône wine region, Château de Nages 2018 Syrah is produced from Old Vines Grenache with splashes of Syrah and Carignan. This vintage is dry, full-bodied with good acidity for food and is showing ripe, fresh dark fruits, earthy violets, fine herbs, cracked pepper and stony mineral flavours on the palate. Enjoy with grilled meats. Produced by Michel Gassier. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic, grilled meats, tourtière. Drink: 2021 - 2025 40964 15% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 91/100. July 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Fonréaud 2015, Listrac-Médoc, Bordeaux A.C., France: Château Fonréaud 2015 is a medium-plus-bodied and flavoursome Listrac-Médoc, Bordeaux red blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot. Dry, rich and impressive with ripe blackberry, green bramble leaf, plum, pepper spice, fine herbs and flinty mineral flavours on the palate. Good now, but the wine is also a great cellaring candidate for 10 years or more. Pour with roast beef. Food pairings: roast beef, smoked meats, charcuterie and aged hard cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2032 20246 13.5% XD 750 mL $35.95 Score: 90/100. July 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rizzi Barbera D'alba 2017, Piedmont D.O.C., Italy: From the Piedmont wine region, Rizzi 2017 Barbera D'alba is a medium-bodied Barbera sourced from vines growing in white marl clay- calcareous and sandy soils. Grapes were hand-harvested and fermented in controlled-temperature stainless-steel tanks and aged in large oak casks, stainless-steel tank and concrete eggs. Vibrant and juicy on the nose with bright cherry, rose petals, plum, anise, cinnamon and ginger spice flavours. Finishes long and creamy on the palate. Pour with charcuterie and mature creamy cheeses. Barbera D'alba food pairings: steaks from the grill, sausages, roast game birds. Drink: 2021 - 2022 18360 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. July 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gérard Bertrand Grand Terroir La Clape Syrah Carignan Mourvèdre 2017, La Clape, Languedoc A.P., France: From Gérard Bertrand, Grand Terroir 2017 is a dry, robust and spicy red wine blend of Syrah, Carignan and Mourvèdre from the La Clape, Languedoc wine region. Excellent value under $20, Grand Terroir La Clape comes from the world's largest wine region with 235,000 acres. There are five sub-climates and more than 50 different grapes used in varying blends. There are also eight different and distinctive winds that blow through these vines. Fragrant on the nose with wild dark berries, this French beauty is showing ripe dark berry, plum, smoked meat, wild herbs, spicy and mineral flavours on the palate. Very food-versatile as well, pour with burgers, ribs, or roast turkey. Syrah Carignan Mourvèdre food pairings: rustic stews, meat lover's pizza, hard cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2024 370262 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. July 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vanitá Primitivo 2019, Puglia I.G.P., Italy: Produced by Farnese, Vanitá 2019 Primitivo is a juicy, full-bodied and intense Primitivo with layers of dark berry, plum, strawberry, crushed raspberry, wild herbs and spicy flavours finishing elegant and long with good acidity for food. Pour with BBQ fare. Primitivo food pairings: bison burgers, roast boar, rabbit ragu. Drink: 2021 - 2024 569962 13.4% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. July 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Equilibrio 4 Monastrell 2018, Jumilla D.O.P., Spain: From the Jumilla wine region, Equilibrio 4 2018 is a dry, medium-plus-bodied, vegan-friendly 100% Monastrell. Look for ripe blackberry, raspberry, plum, anise and flinty mineral flavours matched with vibrant acidity on the palate. Ready to enjoy. Pour with grilled pork chops. Monastrell food pairings: crown pork roast with all the trimmings, roast turkey, bean salads. Drink: 2021 - 2022 18930 14.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. July 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Palacios Remondo La Vendimia 2019, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: From the Rioja wine region, Palacios Remondo La Vendimia 2019 is an excellent value full-bodied, smooth and vibrant Rioja red blend of Tempranillo and Grenache produced from organically-grown grapes sourced from the Falda del monte Yerga Vineyard in La Rioja Baja wine region as well as producer, Álvaro Palacio's own fruit. Fragrant with ripe black fruit, candied cherry, floral and ripe dark plum aromas, a lovely balance of the two grapes savoury, supple with balanced natural acidity. Drink or hold. Food pairings: leg of lamb, cheese, venison stew, hearty lasagne. Drink: 2021 - 2024 674564 14.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. July 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Garage Wine Co. Bagual Vineyard Lot #76 Carignan Garnacha Mataró 2016, Caliboro, Maule Valley D.O., Chile: From Caliboro, Maule Valley wine region, Garage Wine Co. Bagual Vineyard Lot #76 2016 is a fragrant and spicy blend of dry-farmed, old vines Carignan, Grenache and Mataró with aromatic herbs, anise root, rose petal, orange peel and cocoa aromas. Dry, powerful and zesty on the palate with dark cherry, ripe red berries, rose petals, herbs, spice and orange citrus flavours balanced and elegant on the palate. Tannins are fine. Drink or hold. Carignan Garnacha Mataró food pairings: roast duck, veal piccata, Spanish chicken and rice. Drink: 2021 - 2025 25926 13% D 750 mL $38.95 Score: 92/100. July 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mina Mesa Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Paso Robles, California, United States: Mina Mesa 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from grapes sourced from Scheid Vineyards. Excellent value under $17, this is dry, medium-plus-bodied Cab with dark berry, cassis, savoury herb and well-integrated oak spice flavours smooth and lingering on the palate. Troy Javadi, 7th-generation wine grape grower has produced the highest-quality grapes for this delicious and friendly red wine from Paso Robles. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast beef, smoked meats, hard cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2023 17808 13.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. July 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Martin Côtes du Rhône 2018, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.P., France: Domaine Martin 2018 is a great value Côtes Du Rhône produced from a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah wine grapes. Smooth and inviting with good acidity for food, on the nose the wine is floral with violets and rose petals; dry, medium-plus-bodied with savoury herb, anise, blueberry, blackberry and pepper spice flavours supple and smooth on the palate. Excellent value under $18. Food pairings: rack of lamb, roast game hens, veal cutlets. Drink: 2021 - 2025 18642 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. July 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Regola 2007, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: From Podere La Regola, La Regola 2007 is produced from Cabernet Franc grapes grown 150-200 metres above sea level. Full-bodied, dry, spicy with raspberry jam, pepper, anise spice and savoury herb flavours on the palate. Grapes were fermented in temperature controlled, natural concrete vats and aged 18 months in new French oak barriques with 12 months in bottle prior to its release. Ready to enjoy with smoked and slow-cooked red meats and game dishes. Food pairings: roast duck, veal Milanese, roast turkey. Drink: 2021 - 2022 420653 14% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. July 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Valle Reale Vigneto Sant'Eusanio 2017, D'abruzzo D.O.C., Italy: From the D'abruzzo wine region, Valle Reale Vigneto Sant'Eusanio 2017 is a dry, robust red wine produced from 100% Montepulciano. Vineyards are located 497 metres above sea level in the highest zone of the Valle Reale Valley with a northern exposure and night temperatures which can be the lowest in the valley, so grapes ripen, slowly and evenly. Bright on the palate with ripe dark cherry, raspberry, red currant, savoury herbs finishing smooth and spicy with great acidity for food. Pour with a veal Porterhouse steak. The winery is certified Biodynamic-Demeter. This vintage received 3 glasses out of 3 in the 2020 Gambero Rosso Italian Wines Guide. Food pairings: grilled meats, charcuterie, aged hard cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2024 18983 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. July 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Trois Moulins 2016, Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux A.C., France: Château Trois Moulins 2016 is a dry, full-bodied and vibrant blend of 45% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc from Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux wine region neighbouring Cantemerle and Giscours. Juicy and spicy on the palate with ripe black currant, dark cherry, cedar spice, cocoa and flinty, stony flavours on the palate. Aged for up to 15 months on its fine lees, a portion of the wine was aged in new French oak barrels (30%) with the balance in previous use oak barrels. Tannins are firm. Good now (decant for one hour) but better in 2022. Food pairings: Chateaubriand, pork tenderloin en croute, grilled venison sausages. Drink: 2022 - 2026 20562 13.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. July 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alain Jaume Clos de Sixte Lirac 2016, Lirac, Rhône A.C., France: Alain Jaume Clos De Sixte 2016 is a dry, full-bodied Lirac red with a liquid cherry core. A beautifully-crafted Rhone red blend of 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 15% Mourvèdre with earthy violet and wild herb aromas. Lush on the palate with concentrated dark cherry, plum, red currant, wild herb, cedar and pepper spice balanced with vibrant acidity and with a long finish. Drink or hold, this wine will evolve in cellar over the next 15 years. Pour with roast beef. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb, slow-braised beef ribs, meaty dishes. Drink: 2021 - 2028 76349 14.5% D 750 mL $26.95 Score: 93/100. July 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ferrari-Carano Merlot 2017, Sonoma County, California, United States: Ferrari-Carano 2017 Merlot is a dry, rich and spicy Merlot from Sonoma County wine region. Rich on the palate with dark cherry, plum, savoury herbs, cedar and baking spice flavours on the palate. Pour with barbecued beef ribs. Merlot food pairings: roast beef, pork tenderloin, chicken Marbella. Drink: 2021 - 2025 325597 14% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. July 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bodgas Lavia Lavia Plus+ 2015, Bullas D.O., Spain: From Bodegas Lavia in Spain's Bullas wine region, Lavia Plus+ 2015 is an elegant Monastrell with blue florals, dark plum and cherry aromas on the nose. Dry, medium-plus-bodied and nicely balanced with wild dark berries, dark plum, mint and spicy flavours silky on the palate. Tannins are fine. Produced from vines over 40 years of age and matured in 500-litre French oak vats for 12 months. Pour with a roast Porchetta. Food pairings: pork tenderloin, Porchetta, grilled sausages. Drink: 2021 - 2023 26428 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. July 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zonte's Footstep Lake Doctor Shiraz 2017, Langhorne Creek, South Australia, Australia: Zonte's Footstep Lake Doctor 2017 Shiraz is an excellent value, vegan-friendly, smoky Shiraz with spiced dark plum and dark berry aromas on the nose; dry, full-bodied, rounded and supple on the palate with black plum, dark berry and smoky toasty oak spice flavours. The Lake Doctor Vineyard is on the shores of Lake Alexandrina where, each summer afternoon, the ‘Lake Doctor’ breezes arrive to cool off vines and grapes. Shiraz food pairings: Mexican-style venison sausage and roasted root vegetables, stuffed rolled flank steak, boar stew. Drink: 2021 - 2024 72975 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. July 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cantina San Paolo Aglianico 2017, Campania I.G.P., Italy: From the Campania wine region, Cantina San Paolo 2017 Aglianico is so juicy, complex and under $15! Dry, medium-plus-bodied and intense with so many layers of flavours. Lots of fine herbs, pepper spice, cedar spice and earthy flavours along with the dark berry, cherry and black currant you'll find on this spicy, engaging dry red. Finishes long with vibrant acidity. Pour with a meaty lasagne or Margherita pizza. Aglianico food pairings: grilled chicken, veal cutlets, turkey burgers, chicken Kiev, grilled game sausages. Drink: 2019 - 2024 473132 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. July 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Aldeasoña 2006, Viño De La Tierra De Castilla Y León, Spain: From the Ribera Del Duero wine region, ldeasoña 2006 is a powerful and polished Tempranillo with ripe dark plum, earthy, mocha flavours and a long smoky, supple finish. Produced by Convento San Francisco Winery. Food pairings: lamburgers, gourmet burgers, tourtière, smoked meats, rich meaty dishes, braised beef blade roast. Drink: 2021 - 2023 378968 15% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 91/100. July 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lake Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Sonoma County, California, United States: From Sonoma County, Lake Sonoma Winery 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a lush, savoury, full-bodied and intense Cab with ripe dark fruits, blackberry, dark chocolate, vanilla and toasty oak spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are fine and firm. Decant a couple of hours and pour with a roast beef dinner. Stewart Family Estates (of Quails' Gate fame) from British Columbia, Canada has expanded operations to Sonoma, California. Drink or hold. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled bison strip steaks, spice-braised lamb, stuffed pork chops. Drink: 2021 - 2026 380188 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. July 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Valdelacierva Reserva 2015, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: From the Rioja wine region, Valdelacierva Reserva 2015 is a classic Rioja produced from Tempranillo. Look for ripe plum, olive, sweet tobacco, cocoa and vanilla flavours on the palate balanced with good acidity for food and structured tannins. Pour with roast boar, bison burgers and well-marbled steaks. Drink or hold. Bodegas Valdelacierva is located in the heart of the Rioja Alta and has vegan certification. Food pairings: grilled rib steaks, gourmet burgers, roast game birds. Drink: 2021 - 2024 26177 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. July 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

McManis Petite Sirah 2019, Lodi, California, United States: McManis 2019 Petite Sirah is produced from sustainably, estate-grown grapes brought up in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Added to the Petite Sirah are splashes of Tannat and Teroldego. this is a deep, dark red, spicy and robust with earthy, ripe dark fruit flavours vibrant on the palate. The wine was aged six months in French oak barrels. Pour with burgers, ribs and chops from the grill. Petite Sirah food pairings: grilled beef ribs, smoked brisket sandwiches, lamb shoulder roast. Drink: 2021 - 2025 15101 13.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. July 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

District 7 Monterey Pinot Noir 2018, Monterey County, California, United States: From the Scheid Family Vineyards in Monterey County, District 7 2018 Pinot Noir is amazing value under $20. Earthy and smoky on the nose with ripe dark red cherry and red berry fruit, this is a fresh, PN with smoky, spiced cherry, red berry and wild herb flavours with great acidity for food. Lightly chill and pour with smoked meats. Pinot Noir food pairings: rack of lamb, turkey, roast chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2024 18517 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. July 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Buena Vista Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Napa Valley, California, United States: From the Boisset Collection, Buena Vista 2017 is a lush and layered Napa Valley Cab with wild dark berry, plum, dark chocolate, cola and savoury herb flavours all balanced with good acidity on the palate. Tannins are fine and pleasantly grippy. Drink or hold. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast venison steak, rabbit tenderloin en croute, grilled veal Porterhouse steak. Drink: 2021 - 2027 539106 14.5% D 750 mL $59.95 Score: 93/100. July 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Sonoma County, California, United States: Francis Ford Coppola Director's 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is dry, full-bodied with ripe cassis, blackberry, blueberry, olive, earthy and well-integrated toasty oak spice flavours supple on the palate. Grapes are sourced from several sites with different elevations and soil types in Sonoma County, California. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: Porchetta, garlic and rosemary rubbed roast leg of lamb, chili. Drink: 2021 - 2025 161380 13% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 92/100. July 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Il Grappolo Sassocheto Brunello Di Montalcino 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Il grappolo Sassocheto 2015 Brunello Di Montalcino is produced from 20-plus year-old vines in the south-facing Piano Nero vineyard with galestro, alberese and sandstone soils. This 100% Sangiovese is fragrant with sweet dried tobacco leaf, sous bois and balsamic aromas on the nose; dry, full-bodied and juicy on the palate with ripe dark fruits, dried cherry, savoury herbs and anise spice flavours long and smooth on the palate. So easy to love. Pour with venison burgers or aged cheeses and it would also be perfect with an osso buco. Drink or hold. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: rich vegetarian lasagne, ribs, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2021 - 2028 550038 14.5% XD 750 mL $56.95 Score: 91/100. July 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Filippo Broccardo Il Già-Pi Nebbiolo 2018, Langhe, Piedmont D.O.C., Italy: From the Langhe wine region, Filippo Broccardo Il Già-Pi 2018 Nebbiolo is light ruby in the glass, so much so, you wouldn't believe the violets, rose petals and exotic spices wafting out of the glass. Dry, rich and juicy on the palate with black plum, dark berry, cherry, savoury spice finishing with velvety tannins. Looks can be deceiving as this 100% Nebbiolo delivers the goods for less than $21! Buy by the case. Nebbiolo food pairings: rack of lamb, pork tenderloin, veal Porterhouse. Drink: 2021 - 2025 496786 14.5% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 89/100. July 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montevina Winery Independence Point Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, California, United States: Montevina Independence Point 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is an opulent Cab, dry, full-bodied and lushly layered with ripe dark cherry, plum, blackberry, red currant, sweet dried tobacco, savoury and so good. Tannins are supple and silky. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: veal Porterhouse, lamb cutlets, pork chops. Drink: 2021 - 2025 17811 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. July 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quinta dos Aciprestes Reserva 2017, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: Produced by Real Companhia Velha, Quinta Dos Aciprestes Reserva 2017 is a rich, full-bodied Douro blend of 60% Touriga Nacional and 40% Touriga Franca aged 12 months in French oak barrels (50% new). Dry, full-bodied and concentrated on the palate with dark plum, cherry, savoury herb and dark spices on the palate. Pour with a meat-lover's pizza or a sausage cassoulet. Drink or hold. Food pairings: rib steak, lamb chops, pork tenderloin, roast chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2035 167627 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. July 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jerzu Marghia Cannonau Di Sardegna 2018, Sardinia D.O.C., Italy: Produced by Antichi Poderi, Jerzu Marghia 2018 Cannonau Di Sardegna is an excellent value robust red under $18 from the Sardinia wine region. Look for spicy dark berry, plum, earthy and pepper spice flavours finishing savoury and smooth on the palate. Excellent now. Pour with grilled game sausages. Cannonau Di Sardegna food pairings: roast chicken, turkey, duck confit. Drink: 2021 - 2022 508630 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. July 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pagliarese Riserva Chianti Classico 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: From Felsina, Pagliarese Chianti Classico Riserva 2016 is a vibrant, medium-plus-bodied Chianti with dark cherry, plum, savoury herb and spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are pleasantly grippy. Pour with a meaty pasta dish smothered in a rich tomato sauce. Chianti Classico food pairings: pasta and rich meat and tomato sauce, cheesy pizza, veal scallopini. Drink: 2021 - 2024 17683 13.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 91/100. July 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vanderpump Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Sonoma County, California, United States: Vanderpump 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is produced by restaurateur, Lisa Vanderpump and her team with grapes sourced from Alexander and Sonoma Valleys. This is a smooth and silky Cab with blueberry, dark plum, ripe red berry, menthol and anise spice flavours on the palate. The wine matured 18 months in French oak barrels. Drink or hold. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast beef, bison burgers, hard cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2024 20176 14.2% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 91/100. July 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castelli del Grevepesa Clemente VII Chianti Classico 2017, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Castelli del Grevepesa Clemente Vii 2017 Chianti Classico is excellent value under $20. Produced from 100% Sangiovese, this is a vibrant red wine with lush dark plum, dried sweet tobacco, earthy and savoury flavours finishing with a touch of spice and vibrant acidity for food. Tannins are firm. Decant for a couple of hours prior to pouring with a Bistecca Florentine, or try in 2022. Chianti Classico food pairings: breaded veal cutlets, cobb salad, roast beef, cheesy pizza. Drink: 2022 - 2030 421388 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. July 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre 2017, Veneto I.G.T., Italy: Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre 2017 is a robust red wine blend of Corvina, Rondinella and Sangiovese grapes with a portion of the grapes in Ripasso style. Vibrant and rich with layers of blackberry, dark plum, fresh mushroom, grilled herbs, nutty and spicy flavours on the palate. Tannins are fine and chewy, so decant two hours prior to serving it with a rich meaty lasagne or try in 2022. Food pairings: pizza with meat, pork tenderloin, rare beef steaks. Drink: 2022 - 2024 672931 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. July 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bodegas Palacio Glorioso Crianza 2016, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Bodegas Palacio Glorioso Crianza 2016 is a great value Rioja red under $18. Dry, medium-plus-bodied with crushed raspberry, cherry, vanilla flavours finishing on a mineral note. Tannins are pleasantly chewy. Enjoy with a grilled pork tenderloin. Food pairings: slow-braised beef brisket, grilled game sausages, roast pork. Drink: 2021 - 2024 340844 12.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. July 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Legit Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: From the Tuscany wine region, Legit 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is a muscular and vibrant Cab with black currant, dark plum, savoury herb and earthy cocoa flavours fleshy on the palate. This wine will continue to evolve over the next 10 years, but there is lot of dark fruit to enjoy. Decant for a couple of hours prior to pouring it with a roast leg of lamb. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: burgers, ribs, sirloin steak,. Drink: 2021 - 2034 27811 14% D 750 mL $41.95 Score: 91/100. July 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Izadi Larrosa Garnacha Rosé 2020, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Izadi Larrosa 2020 is a fresh Rioja rosé produced from old vines Grenache planted in 1972. Fragrant with strawberry and pink florals on the nose, the dry, zesty, medium-bodied rosé is savoury and mouth-watering with ripe strawberry, fine herbs, red berry, citrus and spicy flavours with a satisfying finish. Chill and enjoy with grilled chicken dishes. Garnacha Rosé food pairings: grilled lamb lollipops, grilled salmon steak, grilled pork. Drink: 2021 - 2022 490961 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. July 2021. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hampton Water Rosé 2020, Languedoc A.P., France: Hampton Water 2020 is produced by Gérard Bertrand in collaboration with Rockstar Jon Bon Jovi and his son Jesse. This rosé is a dry, juicy, smooth and spicy rosé blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre grapes with rose petals, red currants, wild herbs, cedar, baking spice and soft citrus flavours on the palate finishing long on a mineral note. The wine was first released in 2017. Rosé food pairings: grilled vegetable kebabs, crab cakes, seafood shepherd's pie. Drink: 2021 - 2023 667337 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. July 2021. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Val-Joanis Luberon Tradition Rosé 2020, Luberon, Rhône A.P., France: From the Luberon, Château Val-Joanis Tradition 2020 is a great value Syrah and Grenache Rhône valley rosé blend under $18. Bright with juicy red cherry, red berry, grapefruit and a kiss of fine herbs and spices on the palate. Chill and enjoy on its own or pour with grilled salmon steaks. Rosé food pairings: grilled chicken breast, crab cakes and pesto sauce, smoked whitefish. Drink: 2021 - 2023 707281 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. July 2021. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Rosé 2020, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada: Quails' Gate 2020 Rosé is a fresh and vibrant blend of Gamay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier with barely four hours of contact on the grape skins. A harmonious rosé, dry, elegant and fresh with red cherry, red currant, dried pink florals, fine herbs, soft and summery on the palate. So easy to enjoy. The Stewart Family settled in West Kelowna in 1908 to farm the land. In 1956, the family purchased the estate that now overlooks Okanagan Lake. The winery itself was founded in 1989. Rosé food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2021 - 2023 275842 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. July 2021. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

District 7 Pinot Noir Rosé 2020, Monterey, California, United States: From Monterey, California District 7 2020 is a juicy, fresh and fragrant rosé produced from sustainably, estate-grown PN. Fresh on the nose with ripe cherry, rose petals, citrus zest, wild herb and soft spicy flavours on the palate. Excellent value under $20, chill and enjoy with planked salmon. Californian has 17 grape crush districts. District 7 is Monterey County, a windy and cool coastal region making wine since 1972. In 2017, the winery put up a towering wind turbine, which provides 100% of the power needed to run the winery, bottling line, as well as 125 homes. Pinot Noir Rosé food pairings: grilled salmon steaks, veggie and pork kebabs, grilled prawns. Drink: 2021 - 2022 447201 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 87/100. July 2021. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zonte's Footstep Scarlet Ladybird Rosé 2020, Fleurieu, South Australia, Australia: From Fleurieu, South Australia, Zonte's Footstep Scarlet Ladybird 2020 rosé is produced from mostly Grenache with some Cabernet Sauvignon and a splash of Tempranillo sourced from the McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek wine regions. Bright and juicy on the palate, the rosé is dry, medium-bodied with ripe strawberries, sweet tart cherries and creamy ripe raspberry flavours balanced with fresh acidity. The Scarlet Ladybird refers to the Ladybugs that prey on vineyard pests like aphids. Rosé food pairings: veal Masala, ham casserole, veal breast with herb stuffing. Drink: 2021 - 2022 408476 13.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. July 2021. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vins Breban Villa Aix en Provence Rosé 2020, Coteaux D'aix En Provence, Provence A.P., France: From the Coteaux D'aix En Provence wine region, Villa Aix en Provence 2020 is a bright rosé blend of Grenache and Cinsault. Elegant and ethereal on the palate with bright red berry, soft ginger and pepper spice balanced with food-friendly acidity. Very versatile and a great value rosé under $20. Chill and enjoy with a baked spiral ham. Rosé food pairings: cold roast chicken sandwiches, salads, fresh steamed shrimp. Drink: 2021 - 2022 668426 12.7% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. July 2021. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Vilmart et Cie Grande Réserve 1er Cru Champagne, Champagne A.C., France: Vilmart et Cie Grande Reserve Premier Cru Champagne is a rich and zesty bubble with toasted almond, nectarine, lime zest, ginger and anise flavours delivered on a fine, persistent and creamy mousse. Chill and enjoy anytime. Champagne food pairings: smoked fish, fried chicken, chips and dip, quiche, brunch fare, egg dishes, grilled chicken, caviar on toast. 12619 12.5% D 750 mL $72.95 Score: 93/100. July 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J California Cuvée Sparkling, California, United States: J California is a traditional method bubble with toasted almond, ripe apple, pear, lemon meringue, ginger spice flavours vibrant and persistent with a creamy mousse. Rich and elegant. Chill and enjoy with your beach friends. Sparkling food pairings: sushi, sashimi, salads, creamy cheeses, grilled sweet chilli prawns, smoked salmon, seafood canapes. Drink: 2020 - 2022 15682 12.5% MD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 89/100. July 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Nivarius Special Edition Blanco 2016, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: From the Rioja wine region, Nivarius 2016 is a dry, rich and full-bodied white wine blend of 70% Viura and 30% Maturana Blanca. Beautifully balanced and supple on the palate with ripe tropical fruit, pear and peach finishing long and elegant on a smoky, mineral note. Maturana Blanca is the oldest grape variety to have a written record in Rioja (1622). Food pairings: seafood, poached salmon, summer squash ravioli, veal cutlets, grilled chicken, crab cakes and aioli. Drink: 2021 - 2023 26428 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. July 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gérard Bertrand Côte des Roses Chardonnay 2019, Pays D'oc, Languedoc I.G.P., France: From Gérard Bertrand Côte des Roses 2019 Chardonnay is a great value white wine under $20 from the Languedoc wine region. Floral on the nose with racy acidity on the palate, this is a dry, medium-bodied Chardonnay with white petal florals, bright stone fruit and soft citrus flavours. Chill and enjoy Chardonnay food pairings: seafood salad, chilled prawns with strawberry champagne dressing, seafood ceviche. Drink: 2021 - 2023 10621 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. July 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis Jadot Bourgogne Chardonnay, Burgundy A.C., France: From Louis Jadot, a crisp, clean and vibrant Burgundian Chardonnay from one of the region's best producers. This Chard is a dry, medium-plus-bodied delicious mouthful of ripe yellow apple, lemon-lime zest and toasty oak spice flavours on the palate. Pour with poached trout with a dollop of lemon-herb butter. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled chicken, sauteed halibut steaks, fresh-steamed shellfish. Drink: 2021 - 2023 933077 13% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. July 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Muralhas de Monção Vinho Verde 2020, Monção E Melgaço, Vinho Verde D.O.C., Portugal: From the Vinho Verde wine region, Muralhas de Monção 2020 is a youthful, mouth-watering Alvarinho and Trajadura white wine blend and made for summertime. Fragrant on the nose with lemon zest, fresh melon, bright apple and fine herb flavours on the palate. Chill and enjoy with grilled calamari. Vinho Verde food pairings: grilled calamari, steamed mussels, stuffed squid. Drink: 2021 - 2023 80374 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. July 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine du Chalet Pouilly Pouilly-Fuissé 2018, Burgundy A.P., France: Produced by B.A. Léger Plumet, prop.-vitic., Domaine Du Chalet Pouilly 2018 Pouilly-Fuissé is rich, dry, full-bodied and creamy with ripe orchard fruit, peach, nougat, toasted hazelnut flavours finishing vibrant on the palate on a mineral note. Pouilly-Fuissé food pairings: chicken in a leek, white wine sauce, bouillabaisse, grilled shrimp and pan-fish. Drink: 2021 - 2024 295717 13% XD 750 mL $37.95 Score: 92/100. July 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sutherland Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Elgin W.O., South Africa: From the Thelema Mountain Vineyards, Elgin wine region, Sutherland 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is an elegant, smoky SB with green herbs, orchard fruit, lime-lemon zest, dry, light-bodied, zesty with great finesse and great value under $15. So refreshing. Chill and enjoy on its own or pour with green salads. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: pasta, shellfish, Caesar salad, corned beef and cabbage, turkey pot pie. Drink: 2021 - 2022 203877 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. July 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Babich Black Label Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Babich Black Label 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is a dry, medium-bodied, mouth-watering and savoury SB with mango, stone-fruit and briny mineral flavours creamy on the palate. So food-friendly with great acidity for grilled prawns or seafood Alfredo dishes. Produced from sustainably-grown grapes from the Marlborough wine region. So good now. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Asian chicken salad, pork tenderloin, linguine carbonara, pizza, grilled salmon. Drink: 2021 - 2022 9142 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. July 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Famille Perrin Coudoulet de Beaucastel Blanc 2019, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: Château de Beaucastel Coudoulet De Beaucastel 2019 is a full-bodied and luxurious Marsanne, Viognier, Bourboulenc and Clairette white wine blend produced by Famille Perrin. Love the fresh white florals, pineapple, melon and peachy aromas on this dry and well-rounded mouth-filling Rhône white. So good now. Pour with roast ginger chicken. Blanc food pairings: crab cakes, grilled calamari, turkey dinner. Drink: 2021 - 2023 48892 13% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 92/100. July 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Queylus Tradition Chardonnay 2018, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Queylus Tradition 2018 Chardonnay grapes is a dry, medium-plus-bodied Niagara Peninsula wine region Chardonnay produced from organically-grown wine grapes from estate and Butler's Grant Vineyards. Lovely with lemon pudding and ripe pear aromas on the nose, vibrant with lemon zest, ripe pear and flinty chalky notes finishing lean and long on the palate. The wine matured 18 months in oak barrels (20% new). Pour with veal scaloppine with a mushroom Marsala sauce. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, grilled pork tenderloin, grilled vegetarian flatbreads. Drink: 2021 - 2024 417774 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. July 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gehringer Brothers Private Reserve Pinot Gris 2019, Okanagan Valley, British Colombia V.Q.A., Canada: Gehringer Brothers Private Reserve 2019 Pinot Gris is a smooth and supple PG fragrant with white peach, melon, soft citrus and stony mineral aromas on the nose. The wine is dry (.7% g/l residual sugar), vibrant with bright grapefruit, key lime, ripe peach and clean mineral flavours on the palate finishing zesty and long. Chill and enjoy with poached salmon and lemon-herb butter, or crab cakes and a zesty aioli dip. Pinot Gris food pairings: grilled calamari, pork tenderloin, roast turkey, pasta with cream sauce. Drink: 2021 - 2022 347203 13.2% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. July 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Bellevue Touraine Sauvignon 2019, Loire A.C., France: From the Loire wine region, Domaine Bellevue 2019 is a medium-bodied Touraine Sauvignon, intense and mouth-watering with lime zest, peach, pink grapefruit, mango and passionfruit flavours. Produced by Patrick Vauvy who took over the family estate in 1985. This vintage was awarded Silver at the 2020 Concours des Vins du Val de Loire. Touraine Sauvignon food pairings: Tempura seafood, sushi and sashimi, pan-fried panfish. Drink: 2021 - 2022 82305 12.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. July 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sophenia Altosur Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Tupungato, Argentina: Produced by Finca Sophenia Altosur 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is an estate grown and bottled SB with a dry, medium-bodied zesty mouthful of white florals, fine herb and lime zest bright and refreshing on the palate. Chill and enjoy with grilled seafood dishes. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: salads, fresh-steamed shellfish dishes, smoked whitefish on baguette. Drink: 2021 - 2022 28085 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. July 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken 2018, Mosel Prädikatswein, Germany: Zeltinger Himmelreich 2018 Riesling is bright and flinty on the nose with dried white florals, apple and pear aromas. Dry, vibrant and harmonious on the palate with fresh apple, pear, lime, clover honey, nutty, vanilla and wet stone flavours vibrant and creamy on the palate. Lovely, rounded and elegant. Drink or hold. Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken food pairings: prosciutto and arugula salads, pork chops and applesauce, roast goose. Drink: 2021 - 2048 18922 11.5% M 750 mL $34.95 Score: 93/100. July 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Chardonnay 2018, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: From the Sonoma County wine region, Gary Farrell 2018 Chardonnay is a cool-climate Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley. Dry, zesty and full-bodied with bright green apple, toasted nut, grapefruit zest and stony, flinty mineral flavours long and satisfying on the palate. Chardonnay food pairings: chicken Kiev, roast turkey, sauteed halibut steaks. Drink: 2021 - 2023 27686 14.2% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 94/100. July 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cline Estate Marsanne Roussanne 2018, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, United States: Cline Estate 2018 is a cool-climate, dry and lush Marsanne and Roussanne, vegan-friendly white wine blend produced from sustainably-grown grapes. From one of California's original "Rhône Ranger" producers, this is a lovely-weighty dry white with honey, soft citrus and tropical fruit flavours, finishing long and creamy on a mineral note. Marsanne Roussanne food pairings: grilled chicken with mango ginger chutney, roast game birds, veal Porterhouse. Drink: 2021 - 2023 18618 13.8% D 750 mL $25.95 Score: 88/100. July 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine de l'Idylle Anne de Chypre Roussette de Savoie 2018, Roussette De Savoie, Savoie A.C., France: Domaine De L'idylle Anne De Chypre 2018 Roussette de Savoie is fragrant with ripe pear, melon, lime and grapefruit zest aromas, dry and vibrant on the palate with a touch of spice. Roussette is the synonym of the grape now more commonly known as Altesse that was thought to have been introduced to Savoy when Anne de Chypre became Duchess of Savoy. Chill and enjoy with seafood dishes. Roussette De Savoie food pairings: mildly spiced Asian seafood dishes, grilled chicken, pasta with cream sauce. Drink: 2021 - 2022 18802 13% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. July 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ironstone Vineyards Chardonnay 2019, Lodi, California, United States: Ironstone 2019 is a classic California Chardonnay and amazing value under $18. Fragrant with summer florals, dry, zesty and buttery with ripe apple, peach, vanilla, tropical fruit and toasty oak flavours from oak ageing on the palate. Chill and enjoy with grilled seafood. Chardonnay food pairings: pasta, shellfish, chicken breast, barbecued pork. Drink: 2021 - 2024 355776 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. July 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills Estate Chardonnay 2018, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: From the Willamette Valley wine region, Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills Estate 2018 Chardonnay is a crisp, fresh, dry and medium-bodied Chard textured and layered with bright apple fruit, nutty, buttery and white pepper flavours finishing smooth and long on the palate. Aged in new, neutral oak barrels, puncheons and concrete egg. Chill and enjoy with a lobster bisque. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled halibut steaks, fried chicken, pan-seared scallops. Drink: 2021 - 2022 16988 12.5% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 89/100. July 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vanderpump Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, United States: Vanderpump 2018 Chardonnay is an estate-grown, barrel-fermented Chard. Rich and expressive on the palate with lemon curd, ripe pear, apple, summer florals and toasty oak spicy flavours. Chill and enjoy with grilled lobster tails. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, halibut steaks, lobster rolls. Drink: 2021 - 2024 18636 14.5% D 750 mL $37.95 Score: 90/100. July 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Saint-Roch Vieilles Vignes Côtes du Roussillon Grenache Blanc Roussanne 2019, Côtes Du Roussillon, Midi A.P., France: From the Côtes Du Roussillon, Midi wine region, Saint-Roch 2019 is a great value, dry, full-bodied, old vines white wine blend of mostly Grenache Blanc with some Roussanne added to the mix. Fragrant on the nose with lemon and orange blossom, ripe pear and tropical fruit. Rich on the palate with ripe pear, melon, pineapple finishing on a mineral note and balanced with food-friendly acidity. Chill and enjoy with fresh steamed lobster with a light garlic butter sauce. Grenache Blanc Roussanne food pairings: roast turkey with all the trimmings, tender roast pork. Drink: 2021 - 2022 175232 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. July 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kellerei Bozen Bolzano Chardonnay 2019, Südtirol Alto Adige D.O.C., Italy: From Cantina Bolzano, Kellerei Bozen Bolzano 2019 Chardonnay is a vibrant, green apple and juicy Italian Chard from the Südtirol, Alto Adige wine region. Dry, medium-bodied, lip-smacking and generous with white florals, green apple, lemongrass, mango, guava and mouth-watering lemon zest flavours. Grapes are grown between 250m and 500m above sea level, so the altitude does well to preserve acidity and freshness with the wine fermented and aged in stainless-steel tanks to preserve fresh fruit flavours and bright acidity as well. Chardonnay food pairings: cold chicken sandwiches, smoked ham and cheese platter, fish tacos. Drink: 2021 - 2023 570457 13.5% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 89/100. July 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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