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Dessert Wine

Lustau Escuadrilla Rare Amontillado Sherry, Jerez D.O., Spain: A lovely dry sherry for after-dinner sipping. Don't relegate this wine to cooking only... please. Toasted almonds, clementine zest and dry toffee notes. Sherry food pairings: roasted nuts, grilled calamari, smoked meats, game patés. Drink: 2021 - 2023 660324 17% D 375 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kopke Late Bottled Vintage Port 2015, Douro D.O.P., Portugal: Established in 1638, Kopke is the oldest Port house in Portugal. Their 2015 LBV Port is rich and rounded with dark plum, cherry and chocolate flavours with good acidity for food. Nice long finish with smooth tannins. Pour with dark chocolate desserts or creamy blue-veined cheeses. Port food pairings: creamy cheeses, blue cheese, chocolate brownies. Drink: 2021 - 2025 18461 20% S 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Pegos Claros Grande Escolha Vinhas Velhas Castelão 2016, Palmela, Setúbal D.O.C., Portugal: Pegos Claros Grande Escolha 2016 Vinhas Velhas is a Castelão red wine aged for 12 months in new and previous-use French oak barrels. The Castelão grapes for this vintage were sourced from the winery's oldest vines of 100-plus years of age. Dry, bright and rich with ripe strawberry, red berry, spicy, toasty oak and vanilla flavours on the palate. Tannins are rich. Drink or hold, the wine is still quite youthful and is a good cellaring candidate for 10 years or more. Pairs well with smoked and cured meats, soft and cured cheeses. Castelão food pairings: grilled bavette steak, venison filet mignon, tourtiere, bison burgers. Drink: 2021 - 2034 14958 14% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 91/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave de Pazac Le Pigeonnier 2018, Costières De Nîmes, Rhône A.P., France: From the Costières De Nîmes, Cave De Pazac Le Pigeonnier 2018 is an excellent value 60% Syrah, 15% Carignan, 15% Grenache and 10% Marselan blend under $15. Produced in temperature-controlled cement vats. The wine is dry, full-bodied, bright and generous with red berry, currant, plum, dark cherry and dark spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are smooth and rounded. Enjoy with bison burgers from the grill. Food pairings: tourtiere, grilled short ribs, roast chicken, turkey. Drink: 2021 - 2025 20950 14.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Baer Winery Callisto 2015, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: From Columbia Valley wine region, Baer Callisto is a vibrant, dry and full-bodied blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Syrah, 15% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot. The wine is spicy and richly layered with dark berry, plum, cassis and toasty oak spice with balanced acidity on the palate. Drink or hold. Pour with grilled meats. Food pairings: meaty stews, lamb chops, sausage and roasted vegetable root cassoulet. Drink: 2021 - 2026 20947 14.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Willamette Valley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2018, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: From Willamette Valley Vineyards, this estate and vegan-friendly 2018 Pinot Noir is bright ruby in the glass with earthy florals, rose petals, ripe raspberry, vibrant cherry, softly spiced and silky on the palate. Dry, medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins and balanced with good acidity for food. Lightly chill and pour with grilled salmon steaks or lamb kebabs. The winery's three Tulatin vineyards are located on the iron rich volcanic slopes and sedimentary seabeds of the Willamette Valley. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled pork chops, lamb kabobs, roast veal. Drink: 2021 - 2025 974287 13.7% XD 750 mL $38.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lander-Jenkins Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, California, United States: Lander-Jenkins 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied Cab produced from sustainably-grown grapes sourced from the Monterey Coast and Central Valley in California. Dry and fruity with ripe blackberry, blueberry, plum, cherry, sweet dried tobacco leaf and blood orange mineral flavours on the palate. Pour with a sirloin steak from the grill. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb Bolognese, beef enchiladas, barbecued ribs in sauce, hamburger, hard cheese. Drink: 2021 - 2027 411966 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. September 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Borsao Zarihs 2016, Campo De Borja, Aragón, Spain: From the Campo De Borja, Aragón wine region, Borsao Zarihs 2016 is produced from 100% Syrah, aged for 12 months in 40% American oak barrels with the balance in stainless steel tanks. Dry, full and savoury with ripe dark plum, earthy florals, balsamic and cracked pepper flavours on the palate. Interesting wine to drink or hold. Pour with a slow-braised beef brisket. Food pairings: roast lamb shanks, osso buco, duck confit. Drink: 2021 - 2024 21433 12% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quinta da Pedra Escrita 2017, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: Quinta Da Pedra Escrita 2017 is a fragrant and full-bodied 35% Touriga Nacional, 35% Jaen and 30% Sousão Douro wine blend, fragrant with wild herbs, dark cherry, blueberry and spicy, toasty oak flavours intense and long on the palate. Balanced with amazing acidity for food. Pour with a rich spit-roasted leg of pork. An absolutely delicious pairing. Food pairings: rabbit stew, roast duck, grilled game sausage. Drink: 2021 - 2025 21430 14% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rizzi Barbaresco 2017, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Rizzi 2017 Barbaresco is a mouth-watering 100% Nebbiolo sourced from the Langhe wine region. Garnet in the glass with aromas of rose petal, red berry, fine herb, leather and anise spice flavours finishing juicy, long and elegant on the palate. Tannins are fine-grained. Drink or hold. Enjoy with grilled venison steaks. Barbaresco food pairings: prime rib steak, venison stew, grilled game sausage, roast goose. Drink: 2021 - 2028 478958 14.5% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 93/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Almenkerk Merlot 2016, Elgin W.O., South Africa: From the Elgin wine region, Almenkerk 2016 is produced from 100% Merlot. Deep, dark, robust and delicious with ripe blueberry, dark plum, blackberry, cedar brush and flinty mineral flavours vibrant on the palate. Pour with game or pork roasts. Merlot food pairings: pork roast, roast goose, duck, rabbit fricassee. Drink: 2021 - 2024 21106 14% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Pinot Noir 2018, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Form the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Burrowing Owl 2018 Pinot Noir is a dry, medium-plus-bodied, rich and spicy PN with ripe cherry, red berry, spice, earthy florals and dried fine herbs on the palate. The estate is operated by the Wyse family. The winery has been a leader in solar energy in BC for the past 12 years. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal chops, grilled duck sausages, pork tenderloin, barbecued lamb sirloin, grilled carrot mash and spring greens purée. Drink: 2021 - 2025 556613 14% XD 750 mL $40.95 Score: 92/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cortonesi La Mannella Rosso di Montalcino 2018, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Tuscany wine region, La Mannella 2018 Rosso di Montalcino is a dry, medium-bodied Sangiovese produced from sustainably-grown grapes. Elegant, with aromas of blackberry, blueberry, plum, violets, earthy fresh mushroom and dried herbs savoury on the palate. Pair it with lamb dishes or a wild mushroom risotto topped with Parmesan cheese. Rosso Di Montalcino food pairings: meaty stews, lamb chops, rabbit fricassee. Drink: 2021 - 2024 372524 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Courtois La Grange Vinsobres 2016, Rhône A.C., France: Form Domaine Jaume, Courtois La Grange Vinsobres 2016 is a great value, dry, full-bodied Rhône red blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah under $18. A portion of the wine was aged four months in French oak barrels with the balance in stainless-steel tanks. Rich and intense on the palate with bright red berry, cherry, blueberry and spicy flavours. Tannins are well-integrated. Drink or hold. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb, osso buco, roast turkey, duck confit. Drink: 2021 - 2025 526632 14.4% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. September 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pagos de Viña Real 2018, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Pagos De Viña Real 2018 is produced from grapes sourced from 40-year-old vines in the La Romera vineyard. This 100% Tempranillo is bright with cherry, earthy violets and wild berry aromas on the nose; dry, spicy with dark cherry, plum, brambleberry, smoky flavours silky on the palate. Tannins are firm and the wine would benefit from some more time in bottle. Good now, better in 2022. Pour with game roasts or roast partridge. Food pairings: roast pork, veal cutlets, grilled lamb kebabs. Drink: 2022 - 2030 18595 13.5% XD 750 mL $69.95 Score: 94/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Michael David Earthquake Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Lodi, California, United States: From Michael David, Earthquake 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is vibrant and concentrated on the palate with ripe dark fruit, cassis, smoky vanilla, cinnamon, clove, anise, mint and savoury herb flavours. Complex and so good. Pour with steaks from the grill. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast beef, venison filet mignon, meat-lover's pizza. Drink: 2021 - 2023 54056 15.5% D 750 mL $44.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pradorey Finca La Mina Reserva 2015, Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain: From the Ribera Del Duero wine region, Pradorey Finca La Mina Reserva 2015 is a single-vineyard Tempranillo, dry, full-bodied and smoky with ripe dark cherry, plum, balsamic, cocoa, anise flavours balanced with good acidity for food. Elegant and complex, finishing velvety on the palate. Aged 18 months in French oak barrels. Pour with grilled game sausages or Osso Buco. Drink or hold. Food pairings: roast pork, slow-braised beef long ribs, venison burgers. Drink: 2021 - 2028 26177 13.5% XD 750 mL $36.95 Score: 93/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paul Dolan Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Mendocino County, California, United States: Paul Dolan 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied Cab, spicy and smoky on the nose, concentrated on the palate with ripe dark fruit, blackberry, dark cherry, cedar brush, minty and meaty flavours, Good now, better in 2023. Pour with a roast beef dinner. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled meats, roast duck, hearty chili. Drink: 2023 - 2026 135152 14.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Talbott Kali Hart Pinot Noir 2017, Monterey County, California, United States: From Monterey County wine region, Talbott Kali Hart 2017 Pinot Noir is a supple, sensuous and juicy PN produced from estate-grown grapes. Dry, medium-plus-bodied and vibrant with ripe cherry, raspberry, earthy florals and spicy on the palate with a long, dark cherry finish. Drink or hold. Pour with a roast rack of lamb. Pinot Noir food pairings: rack of lamb, pesto pasta with grilled lamb, beef stew. Drink: 2021 - 2024 317693 14.3% D 750 mL $32.95 Score: 92/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Coto de Imaz Reserva 2016, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Coto de Imaz Reserva 2016 is a full-bodied and velvety 100% Tempranillo produced from grapes sourced from the Rioja Alevesa. Spicy on the nose and palate with a mouthful of ripe dark plum, cherry, fresh loamy earth, cola, mocha, savoury herb and anise flavours. Pour with a crown roast of pork. Food pairings: rack of lamb, pork roast, veal Porterhouse. Drink: 2021 - 2025 472928 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sidewood Stablemate Shiraz 2017, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia: From the Adelaide Hills wine region, Sidewood Stablemate 2017 Shiraz is excellent value under $17. Produced from sustainably-grown grapes, this is a fruity and fresh Shiraz showing bright red berry, cherry, raspberry, wild herb and nutty flavours generous and supple on the palate. Pour with a striploin steak from the grill. Shiraz food pairings: roast leg of lamb, tourtiere, grilled venison sausages. Drink: 2021 - 2025 12846 14.7% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Adamo Estate Parke Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Adamo Estate Parke Vineyard 2017 Pinot Noir is a fresh and zesty PN from the Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment wine region from vines between 10 and 20 years of age thriving in clay, loam and limestone soils. Bright with fresh, ripe cherry, dried strawberry, earthy violets, meaty and spicy flavours on the palate. Pour with roast duck. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled pork chops, lamb chops, veal cutlets. Drink: 2021 - 2024 14269 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Chante-Perdrix Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2018, Rhône A.C., France: Domaine Chante-Perdrix 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape is a full-bodied and supple CNDP blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah and 5% Muscardin. Lovely, lithe and silky on the palate with ripe dark cherry, dark berry, leather and licorice flavours finishing long and spicy (15.5% abv). Enjoy with a roast beef dinner. Drink or hold. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: crown roast of pork, garlic and rosemary rubbed rack of lamb, grilled beef long ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2026 121723 15.5% D 750 mL $44.95 Score: 91/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thelema Mountain Red 2017, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: Excellent value under $15 on this Thelema Mountain 2017 from the Western Cape. The wine is a robust and juicy 28% Petit Verdot, 27% Merlot, 25% Shiraz, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Grenache blend. Fragrant on the nose with ripe dark cherry, plum, blackberry, smoke, vanilla and toasty oak spice aromas. Dry, full-bodied and generous on the palate with ripe dark fruit, savoury herbs, smoky dark spice and vanilla flavours. Pour with grilled red meats. Food pairings: prime rib steak, roast pork tenderloin, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2021 - 2024 222570 14.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gérard Bertrand Hérésie 2018, Corbières, Languedoc A.C., France: Gérard Bertrand Hérésie 2018 GSM is a Corbières cuvée with a nod to the history of the knights of Southern France. A full-bodied red silky on the palate with ripe dark plum, blueberry, cedar brush and pepper spice flavours finishing long and vibrant. Pour with a cassoulet. Drink or hold. Food pairings: grilled pork chops, sausage cassoulet, veal cutlets. Drink: 2021 - 2023 20582 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Feudo Maccari Saia Nero d'Avola 2017, Sicily D.O.C., Italy: Feudo Maccari Saia 2017 Nero D'avola is a full-bodied, muscular red from Noto in the Sicily wine region. Lovely with ripe dark berry, earthy florals and spicy aromas on the nose, lush with ripe cherry, dark berries, savoury herbs and anise flavours on the palate. Pour with game roasts. Nero D'avola food pairings: beef rouladen, rabbit fricassee, slow-braised brisket. Drink: 2021 - 2024 128967 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis Bernard Gigondas 2017, Gigondas, Rhône A.C., France: Louis Bernard 2017 is an elegant, savoury and full-bodied Gigondas and a plushy blend of Grenache and Syrah grapes. Deep ruby violet in the glass with a beautiful nose of ripe red berry, sweet cherry, dark fruit compote and spice finishing vibrant and long on the palate. Pour with game roasts or roast duck. Food pairings: stuffed veal tenderloin, lighter red meats, stuffed sweet red peppers. Drink: 2021 - 2024 222596 14% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 93/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Emiliana Salvaje Syrah Roussanne 2019, Casablanca Valley, Chile: Emiliana Salvaje 2019 is a medium-bodied Syrah and Roussanne wine blend produced from organically-grown grapes from the Casablanca Valley, and is an elegant red with fresh and ripe black fruit, blueberry, dark cherry, chocolate, anise and pepper spice flavours. Tannins are fine-grained. Drink or hold. Syrah Roussanne food pairings: lamb Bolognese, veal Porterhouse, smoked blade roast in red wine sauce. Drink: 2021 - 2024 27206 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Saint-Antoine Réserve du Château 2016, Bordeaux A.C., France: A great value Bordeaux 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc red wine blend under $16. Easy to enjoy with dark plum, cherry, minty, dill, dried sweet tobacco leaf, cedar spice and savoury herb flavours on the palate. Well-made and a fun Wednesday wine. Pair with a pork Wellington or veal chops sautéed in a wild mushroom sauce. Food pairings: grilled sirloin steak, meat fondue, barbequed ribs. Drink: 2020 - 2025 434464 13% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. September 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Salentein Reserve Malbec 2018, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: A vibrant and juicy, medium-bodied Malbec with ripe dark cherry, plum and grilled herbs finishing smooth on the palate. Tannins are firm and there is good food-friendly acidity. Pair with grilled meats. Malbec food pairings: lamb shanks in red wine and roasted garlic, grilled lamb lollipops, stuffed lamb tenderloin. Drink: 2020 - 2021 640854 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia 2018, Bolgheri, Tuscany D.O.C., Italy: A full-bodied Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot red wine blend with layers of dark cherry, ripe blackberry, raspberry, dark chocolate matched with vibrant acidity for food. Pair with a roast leg of pork. Food pairings: lamb tagine, roast rack of lamb, beef long ribs on the barbie. Drink: 2020 - 2026 606194 14% D 750 mL $74.95 Score: 93/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tbilvino Alazani Valley Red 2019, Kakheti, Georgia: Produced from the white Rkatsiteli and red Saperavi red wine grape, this wine blend from Georgia's Kakheti Valley is vibrant with dark plum, berry, mocha and savoury herb flavours on the palate. Archaeological evidence indicates that wine grapes have been cultivated in Georgia for over 8,000 years. Red food pairings: turkey and cranberry sauce, pork with a fruit reduction, fresh fruit tart. Drink: 2020 - 2025 142109 12% MS 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. September 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Buena Vista Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, North Coast, California, United States: A full-bodied juicy Cabernet Sauvignon with ripe dark fruit, cocoa, spicy and savoury on the palate. Tannins are velvety. Pour with a roast beef. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: veal chops, rosemary lamb, barbecued ribs in sauce, chicken cacciatore. Drink: 2021 - 2025 254458 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Maipo Valley D.O., Chile: A Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon with a splash of Cab Franc and Petit Verdot with earthy, dark berry aromas on the nose; dry, full-bodied with black raspberry, dark cherry, mint and oak spice flavours and a mouth-watering finish. Tannins are structured. Pour with a grilled rack of lamb. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pizza, pasta, rare steaks, pork tenderloin, hard cheese. Drink: 2021 - 2025 18721 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 93/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Carmenère 2019, Maipo Valley D.O., Chile: Viña Tarapacá 2019 Gran Reserva Carmenère is a fragrant and elegant Chilean Carmenère from Chile's cool Maipo Valley. This Gran Reserva consistently over-delivers on taste and value. Fragrant with earthy violets, ripe dark berry and baking spice aromas, this is a full-bodied Carmenère with ripe red berry, blueberry, cedar spice, fine herb and smoky flavours smooth and velvety on the palate. Carmenère food pairings: wine-braised beef, game, pork, turkey with gravy. Drink: 2021 - 2023 57513 14% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 92/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cathedral Cellar KWV Pinotage 2018, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: KWV Cathedral Cellar 2018 Pinotage is a savoury Western Cape red, fragrant with aromas of charcuterie, ripe dark cherry and smoky Madagascar vanilla. Savoury and full on the palate with ripe dark plum, dark cherry, smoked meat, mocha, toasty oak and vanilla flavours on the palate. Wine grapes are sourced from the Darling, Stellenbosch and Swartland wine regions. Pinotage food pairings: grilled lamb chops, veal Porterhouse, bison burgers. Drink: 2022 - 2024 99267 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. September 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Isole e Olena Cepparello 2017, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: From the Tuscany region, Isole e Olena Cepparello 2017 is produced from 100% Sangiovese. A stunning, elegant red with dark cherry, red plum, anise, spicy, minty and mocha flavours on the palate. Very fresh now and would benefit from some time in cellar to come together and start to show its best. Cellar for three years and try in 2025. Food pairings: meaty lasagnes, meat-lover's pizza, Bistecca Florentine. Drink: 2025 - 2040 12818 13.5% XD 750 mL $128.95 Score: 97/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Syrah 2018, Limari Valley, Chile: Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva 2018 Syrah is a dry, full-bodied and supple Chilean red with grapes sourced from the Limari Valley. The Limari Valley is cooled by the Camanchaca fogs that enter the semi-arid region from the west each morning until the sun rises over the Andes in the east. Santa Rita's Medalla Real wines are from their oldest sites. Smoky on the nose, the wine is well-rounded and balanced with juicy dark cherry, berry, spicy and smoky black fruit flavours finishing long on a mineral note. Drink or hold. Pour with sirloin burgers and grilled beef long ribs. Syrah food pairings: slow-cooked roast beef with root vegetables, lamb shanks in a rich red wine sauce. Drink: 2021 - 2024 19236 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fontanafredda Langhe Nebbiolo 2019, Langhe, Piedmont D.O.C., Italy: Fontanafredda 2019 is a great value Nebbiolo under $20 from the Langhe, Piedmont wine region. Fragrant on the nose with rose petals, violets, dried cherry, herbs, anise and earthy truffle flavours finishing long with vibrant cherry, leather and spice. Tannins are grippy. Pour with cured meats and Parmigiano Reggiano, Manchego, Pecorino and washed-rind cheeses. Nebbiolo food pairings: rich lamb, beef stroganoff, barbecued venison ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2030 638312 13.3% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masi Serego Alighieri Monte Piazzo Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2017, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: From the Veneto wine region, Masi Serego Alighieri Monte Piazzo 2017 is a juicy, dry, medium-plus-bodied Valpolicella Classico produced from the Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara red wine grapes. Smooth and rich with dark cherry, blackberry, savoury herb and chocolate on the palate. Lots of juicy flavours on this vibrant red. Valpolicella Classico Superiore food pairings: game, roast leg of lamb, rich meat lasagne. Drink: 2021 - 2024 661306 14% D 750 mL $26.95 Score: 91/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clos Henri Petit Clos Pinot Noir 2019, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Clos Henri Petit Clos 2019 Pinot Noir is an organically farmed and biodynamic-produced PN from the Marlborough wine region. Pale ruby in the glass with a fresh and vibrant nose of ripe raspberry, blueberry and violets. On the palate, the wine is dry and juicy with more ripe berry, blueberry and spicy flavours. Tannins are fine-grained. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast turkey, grilled veal chops, roast duck. Drink: 2021 - 2024 19621 13.5% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 92/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Gaillot Fournier 2015, Bordeaux A.P., France: Château Gaillot Fournier 2015 is a great value Bordeaux blend of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec under $17. Dry, medium-plus-bodied with bright red cherry, red berry, blueberry, sous bois and spicy flavours on the palate. Tannins are smooth. Château Gaillot Fournier is a small family-run winery in the town of Tizac de Curton less than 15 km across the Dordogne River from St. Émilion. Food pairings: osso buco, Bistecca Florentine, grilled bavette steak, roast duck. Drink: 2021 - 2024 18640 14% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. September 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stefano Farina Le Bocce Chianti Classico 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Tuscany wine region, Stefano Farina Le Bocce 2016 Chianti Classico is bright and savoury on the palate with tart cherry, red currant, earthy fresh mushrooms and savoury herb flavours on the palate. Produced from 95% Sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo. Pour with a mixed charcuterie board of smoked and cured meats. Chianti Classico food pairings: meatballs and spaghetti, vegetarian lasagne, sausage casserole. Drink: 2021 - 2023 279745 13.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thymiopoulos Young Vines Xinomavro 2018, Naoussa, Macedonia P.D.O., Greece: From Naoussa, Macedonia wine region, Thymiopoulos 2018 Xinomavro is an unfiltered red wine produced from younger Xinomavro vines (around 15 years of age). Easy-to-enjoy, unoaked with rose petal, fresh cherry, ripe strawberry, anise and fine herbs on the palate. Lightly chill and enjoy with grilled lamb dishes. Xinomavro food pairings: grilled rare steaks, blackened ribs with BBQ sauce, coq au vin, Cornish game hen, tomato tarte. Drink: 2021 - 2021 466474 14.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Poliziano 2016 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is a smoky and opulent, full-bodied 85% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo, 5% Colorino and 5% Merlot blend, silky on the palate with dark plum, dark cherry, earthy florals, anise, bay, cedarwood flavours. Balanced with good acidity for food. Pour with a grilled beef tenderloin topped with blue cheese butter. Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano food pairings: grilled steak, chops, pork roast, roast chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2027 988055 14.5% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 93/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Boedecker Cellars Stewart Pinot Noir 2015, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: From the Willamette Valley wine region, Boedecker Cellars Stewart 2015 Pinot Noir is so fragrant with pink rose petals, red currant, raspberry, pomegranate and wild herb flavours. Fresh and vibrant, enjoy it now with grilled veal chops. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast turkey, grilled veal chops, roast duck. Drink: 2021 - 2025 421172 13.5% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 91/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Más Que Vinos Garnacha de la Madre 2015, Castilla La Mancha, La Mancha, Spain: From Castilla La Mancha, La Mancha Garnacha De La Madre 2015 is a 100% estate bottled Garnacha Tintorera (Alicante Bouschet). Rich and smoky on the nose with cured meat, earthy and flinty aromas. Dry, medium-bodied and elegant on the palate with ripe red berry, wild herbs, white pepper and exotic spices. Fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in concrete vats for one year prior to bottling. Pour with roast duck or turkey. Garnacha De La Madre food pairings: grilled pepper steak, roast chicken, turkey. Drink: 2021 - 2022 18927 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. September 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paris Valley Road Zinfandel 2017, California, United States: Paris Valley Road 2017 Zinfandel is a powerful, full-bodied, fruity and vibrant California Zin (with some Syrah and Petite Sirah added to the mix) with sweet purple plums, strawberry and blueberry aromas on the nose with same on the palate and a kiss of cracked pepper spice. Pour with a meat-lover's pizza. Zinfandel food pairings: prime rib steak, roast pork tenderloin, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2021 - 2024 535377 15.2% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. September 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Casa-Dea Estates Winery Reserve Cabernet Franc 2016, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Casa-Dea Reserve 2016 Cabernet Franc is a vibrant, juicy medium-bodied red with grapes sourced from Prince Edward County wine region. Fragrant with ripe raspberry, earthy mushroom, sweet dried tobacco leaf and spicy aromas on the nose, dry and opulent with layers of ripe raspberry, red berry fruit, blueberry, cassis, anise and pepper spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are plushy. Lovely now, but could easy cellar for a few more years to show its best. Cabernet Franc food pairings: roast chicken, turkey tetrazzini, veal Porterhouse. Drink: 2021 - 2024 381327 13% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 88/100. September 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Acrobat Pinot Noir 2018, Oregon, United States: Acrobat 2018 Pinot Noir is always so good. How do they do that? This is a rich and fruity, medium-plus-bodied PN from Oregon with black cherry, strawberry, earthy violets, dried herbs and spicy flavours vibrant on the palate. Lightly chill and pour with a duck confit or roast Cornish game hens. The winery is so named for being an "Acrobat" in winemaking to achieve a perfect balance in wines. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal chops, grilled duck sausages, pork tenderloin, barbecued lamb sirloin. Drink: 2021 - 2024 421149 13.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gianni Gagliardo Barolo 2015, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Gianni Gagliardo 2015 Barolo is earthy on the nose with violets, flinty and nutty aromas. Dry and silky on the palate with dried pink roses, violets, ripe black cherry, raspberry, cedar brush and cold tea flavours. Tannins are ripe. The sustainably-farmed Nebbiolo grapes were sourced from La Morra, Monforte d’Alba, Serralunga and Verduno and were aged for six months in small, previous-use French oak barriques with 27 months in 3,500 litre bottes prior to bottling and release. Good now, better in 2022, and can easily cellar for another 10-plus years. Barolo food pairings: minced sirloin, sausage and cheese pizza, Tuscan rabbit, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2022 - 2038 548719 14.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 93/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Errázuriz Aconcagua Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Aconcagua Valley D.O., Chile: Aconcagua Alto 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a 100% Chilean Cab. Sauv., juicy with black and red currant berry fruit, black cherry and exotic spices on the palate. Grapes for this wine were sourced from the Andes mountain slopes where the cooler nights preserve the freshness and acidity in this full-bodied Cab with firm tannins. Good now, better in 2022. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: cheese pizza , tagliatelle alla Bolognese, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2022 - 2025 203364 13.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 93/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Daou Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Paso Robles, California, United States: From the Paso Robles wine region, Daou Vineyards Reserve 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a dry, full-bodied and smoky Cab with cassis, dark cherry, mocha, potpourri, savoury herbs, mint, spicy, smoky vanilla and mineral flavours all balanced with mouth-watering acidity. Tannins are firm and the wine would benefit from some mellowing out time in cellar. Try it in 2023. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: rib roast, Tomahawk steak, grilled farmers pork chops. Drink: 2023 - 2030 20715 14.8% D 750 mL $98.95 Score: 93/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Caparzo 2015 Brunello Di Montalcino is an elegant and juicy Brunello produced by Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini and winemaker Massimo Bracalente. This Brunello is rich and full-bodied and produced from 100% Sangiovese sourced from vineyards located in the northern Montalcino Appellation as well as vineyards south of Montalcino. Smoky on the nose with ripe dark berry and bright cherry aromas, juicy and savoury with ripe dark plum, red berry, cherry, cedar underbrush, earthy mushroom and chocolate flavours concentrated on the palate. Drink or hold. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: rich tomato sauce and pasta dishes, full-bodied meat dishes. Drink: 2021 - 2031 579094 14% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 93/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Vincens Origine Malbec 2016, Cahors, Southwest A.C., France: Château Vincens Origine 2016 Malbec is a well-priced, smooth and sultry, full-bodied southern French red wine from the region of Cahors. Ripe, rich and lush, this robust Malbec is intense with smoky black fruit, savoury spice flavours concentrated on the palate. Tannins are rich. Good now, better in 2022. Malbec food pairings: pizza (cheese), veal, beef, chicken herb-rubbed roast, hearty soups. Drink: 2022 - 2023 343400 13.5% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château d'Aiguilhe Querre 2016, Castillon Côtes De Bordeaux, Bordeaux A.P., France: From Castillon Côtes De Bordeaux wine region, Château D'aiguilhe Querre 2016 is fragrant with ripe plum and dark violets on the nose; dry, medium-plus-bodied with juicy crushed black raspberry, plum, violets, blueberry, savoury herb and toasty oak spice flavours on the palate. Good now, better in 2022 to further integrate the oak spice on this vibrant Bordeaux. Food pairings: roast beef, pork shoulder roast, veal cutlets, grilled game sausage. Drink: 2022 - 2025 18786 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tessellae Vieilles Vignes Carignan 2018, Côtes Catalanes, Roussillon, I.G.P., France: Tessellae 2018 is produced from Old Vines Carignan and is a medium-bodied Côtes Catalanes red from the Roussillon wine region. Fragrant and spicy on the nose with anise, pepper spice and ripe blue fruit aromas. Dry and silky on the palate with red currant, blueberry, plum, anise, pepper spice and savoury herb flavours finishing long and supple. Carignan food pairings: stuffed beef braciole, venison stew, sharp aged cheddar. Drink: 2021 - 2023 343509 14.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2017, Rhône A.C., France: Château La Nerthe 2017 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape is crafted by one of the oldest producers in Chateauneuf-Du-Pape established in 1561. Fragrant and concentrated with layers of ripe strawberry, red currant, plum, blueberry spicy, earthy and savoury on the palate finishing long on a mineral note. Produced from a vibrant and fruit-driven blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Drink or hold. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: game, roast leg of lamb, rich meat lasagne. Drink: 2021 - 2032 735407 14% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 95/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Matías Riccitelli Tinto De La Casa 2018, Mendoza, Argentina: Matías Riccitelli Tinto De La Casa 2018 Malbec is produced from grapes sourced from Las Compuertas and Gualtallary. Pretty and fragrant on the nose with ripe dark berry, blueberry, blue florals and dried fine herb flavours with just a kiss of spice on the palate. Elegant and drinking beautiful now. Pour with gourmet burgers from the grill. Food pairings: lamb Bolognese, barbecued ribs in sauce, hard cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2025 25632 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lavau Côtes du Rhône 2018, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: Lavau 2018 is a great value Côtes Du Rhône red under $15. A blend of 60% Grenache with 40% Syrah, this is a fruit-driven, juicy, vibrant and tasty medium-bodied red mouth-filling with bright ripe strawberry, raspberry, black cherry and a kiss of pepper spice. So good now. Pour with roasted meats or cheese. Formerly from St Émilion, the Lavau Family have been involved in winemaking for several generations and now focus on making well-priced wines from the Rhone Valley. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb, tourtiere, grilled venison sausages. Drink: 2021 - 2022 18783 14% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chakana Estate Selection Malbec 2019, Valle De Uco, Mendoza, Argentina: From the Valle De Uco, Mendoza, Chakana Estate 2019 is a medium-plus-bodied, vegan-friendly Malbec produced from grapes sourced in the Altamira, as well as the Gualtallary and Los Chacayes wine regions. The wine was aged for 10 months, mostly in cement tanks (60%) with the balance in neutral oak barrels. This is a juicy and supple Malbec with dark plum, dark cherry, blackberry, earthy and dark chocolate flavours balanced with mouth-watering acidity for food. Excellent with grilled red meats and game dishes. Malbec food pairings: herb-rubbed roast, breaded veal cutlets, duck breast, tagliatelle alla Bolognese. Drink: 2021 - 2025 219261 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Librandi Duca Sanfelice Cirò Riserva Rosso 2017, Cirò, Calabria D.O.C., Italy: From the Cirò, Calabria wine region, Librandi Duca Sanfelice Riserva 2017 is a vibrant, medium-bodied red made from the local Gaglioppo grape. Fresh and mouth-watering with bright cherry, strawberry and spicy flavours on the palate, this is the perfect wine to pour with a spinach and ricotta cannelloni, or a Calabrian pizza. This vintage was awarded 3 Glasses out of 3 in the 2020 Gambero Rosso Italian Wines Guide. Food pairings: short ribs, grilled steak, smoked meats. Drink: 2021 - 2024 695874 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bonny Doon Vineyard Cuvée Oumuamua Le Cigare Volant 2018, Monterey County, California, United States: Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant Cuvée Oumuamua 2018 is an excellent value ($20) medium-plus-bodied fruity red wine blend of 52% Grenache, 35% Cinsault and 13% Syrah sourced from Monterey County Vineyards. Love the ripe dark plum and cracked pepper aromas on this dry and juicy red with ripe dark berry, strawberry, cherry, pink florals, mint, cracked pepper and spicy flavours silky and long on the palate. Harmonious and complex. Le Cigare Volant food pairings: veal Porterhouse, grilled lamb chops, pork roast. Drink: 2021 - 2025 18516 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. September 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Mimi en Provence Grande Réserve Rosé 2020, Côtes De Provence, Provence A.P., France: Produced by Les Vins Bréban, This is the Patio Party size (1500 ml) of Mimi en Provence Grande Reserve 2020 Rosé. Lovely and crisp, this is a versatile and food-friendly Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah medium-bodied rosé blend, juicy with ripe red berry, cherry, watermelon, garrigue herbs, spicy and flinty mineral flavours on the palate. Chill and enjoy with cold turkey, ham and cheese sandwiches. Rosé food pairings: charcuterie plate, green salad with raspberry balsamic, crab cakes. Drink: 2021 - 2022 19572 13% D 1500 mL $44.95 Score: 92/100. September 2021. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château La Mascaronne Rosé 2020, Côtes De Provence, Provence A.P., France: From the Côtes De Provence wine region, Château La Mascaronne 2020 Rosé is an organic-certified blend of 35% Cinsault, 35% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Vermentino grapes. Fresh, balanced, elegant and poised with ripe wild strawberry, spice, fine herb, citrusy and flinty flavours vibrant on the palate. Chill and enjoy with grilled lemon prawns. Rosé food pairings: creamy cheeses, charcuteries, salads topped with grilled zucchini flowers. Drink: 2021 - 2022 375634 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 88/100. September 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Cadiérenne Cuvée Grande Tradition Bandol Rosé 2020, Provence A.C., France: La Cadiérenne 2020 Bandol is a dry, medium-bodied and elegant rosé blend of Mourvèdre, Grenache and Cinsault grapes from the Provence wine region. Wine grapes are vinified separately, controlled cool temperature fermented to preserve fruity aromas and colour. Look for ripe peach, fresh pear, red berry, garrigue herbs with a silky fresh citrusy and spicy finish. Chill and enjoy with salads or cream cheese, smoked salmon on a baguette. Bandol Rosé food pairings: salmon steaks, green salads with fresh berry fruit. Drink: 2021 - 2023 119453 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. September 2021. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barón de Ley Rosé 2020, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Barón de Ley 2020 Rosé is an amazing value Rioja rosado under $15. A blend of Tempranillo and Grenache, the wine is fragrant with ripe red berry fruit and pink florals, crisp and tasty with bright cherry, raspberry compote, soft citrus, fine herbs and pepper spice flavours smooth and lingering on the palate. The winery was constructed by the Count of Eguía in 1548 as a castle-fortress. In those times, the Count of Eguía owned a 1,000 hectare estate on the banks of the Ebro. Over the years the Imas fortress and estate became a Benedictine property. Imas in its Benedictine days was never a particularly religious or intellectual centre, but a great asset because of its location. The Benedictine order owned 80% of the wool-producing sheep in Navarre at that time, mainly grazing on the slopes of the Urbasa and Idiazábal mountains with flocks at the Imas estate because of climate and abundance of water. The Benedictine monks were also experts in making wines and spirits. Grapes from the vines planted at Imas were tipped into stone fermenting tanks in the monastery courtyard, so that after treading them the must could then be transferred into the underground cellar, where it would ferment in oak vats. Rosé food pairings: prosciutto and hard cheeses plate, grilled salmon, spring salad. Drink: 2021 - 2022 117283 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barton & Guestier Tourmaline Rosé 2020, Côtes De Provence, Provence A.P., France: From Barton & Guestier, Tourmaline 2020 is a vegan-friendly rosé blend of 50% Grenache, 35% Cinsault and 15% Syrah sourced from vines that thrive in the South of France's clay, limestone and schist soils. Look for wild strawberry, cherry, citrusy, wild herb and pepper spice flavours on the palate. Chill and enjoy on its own or with charcuterie and creamy cheeses. Rosé food pairings: grilled chicken breast, veggie, fish tacos, calamari, charcuteries board. Drink: 2021 - 2022 19845 12.5% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Famille Perrin Tavel 2020, Rhône A.C., France: From the Famille Perrin, the 2020 Tavel is a juicy and vibrant blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Always a crowd-pleaser, you can expect this wine to be vibrant with ripe strawberry, fresh raspberry, dried herb and spicy flavours on the palate. Produced in the saignée method, where the whole berries are placed in the tank and are allowed to crush under their own weight. After 12 hours of maceration, the juice is left to "bleed" out and fermentation begins after settling. The wine juice is cool-fermented up to 20 days, racked and rested in stainless-steel tanks until filtered and bottled in February. Tavel food pairings: grilled salmon steak, shellfish, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2021 - 2022 680801 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château de Manissy Le Moulin de Notre Dame Tavel 2020, Rhône A.C., France: Château de Manissy Le Moulin De Notre Dame 2020 Tavel is a produced from certified organic and biodynamically-grown Grenache (80%) and Syrah (20%) that were hand-harvested in the cool of the morning when the grapes are at their freshest. Lovely on the nose with wild strawberry, red berry, cherry and wild herb aromas, the wine is dry, full-bodied, vibrant and crisp with rose petal, wild raspberry, cherry, sage, lavender and softly spiced on the palate. Pour with a charcuterie board, crackers and olive tapenade. Tavel food pairings: lox with capers and cream cheese, grilled salmon steak, seared tuna. Drink: 2021 - 2023 19573 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vineland Estates Winery Rosé 2020, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From the Niagara Peninsula wine region, Vineland Estate 2020 Rosé is great value under $15. Fresh and fragrant on the nose with bright red berry, cherry and rhubarb, aromas, on the palate this rosé is dry with fresh cherry, fresh orchard fruit, melon, clean mineral and a bright citrusy mouth-watering finish. Produced from 70% Cabernet Franc and 30% Riesling. Chill and enjoy on its own or pair with fresh seafood or roast chicken. Rosé food pairings: quiche, fish tacos, brunch fare, creamy cheeses, charcuteries. Drink: 2021 - 2022 21457 12.5% M 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Famille J.M. Cazes L'Ostal Rosé 2020, Pays D'oc, Languedoc I.G.P., France: Produced by Famille J.M. Cazes, L'Ostal 2020 Rosé is great value under $16. Produced from equal amounts of Grenache and Syrah, this rosé is pretty on the nose with aromas of strawberry and soft orange citrus. Dry, medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with white nectarine, soft orange and red berry flavours. Easy to love and refreshing. "Ostal" means both ''house'' and ''family'' in the ancient Occitan language. Rosé food pairings: roast quail stuffed with wild mushrooms and leek, sausage and apple stuffed Cornish hen. Drink: 2021 - 2022 450809 13% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Southbrook Vineyards Triomphe Cabernet Franc Rosé 2020, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From the Niagara Peninsula wine region, Southbrook Triomphe 2020 Rosé is produced from organically-grown Cabernet Franc grapes. Bright ruby in the glass, the wine is dry, medium-bodied with racy acidity on the palate and a bright and juicy mouthful of fresh strawberry, ripe raspberry, cherry, fine herb, mineral and white pepper flavours. Chill and enjoy with cold roast chicken sandwiches and potato salad. Cabernet Franc Rosé food pairings: spinach greens and fresh strawberry salad, goat cheese brick and dried cranberries and herbs. Drink: 2021 - 2022 279117 11.4% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Day Owl Rosé 2020, California, United States: Day Owl 2020 Rosé is produced from Barbera, Grenache, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Grenache Blanc from select sites along the Central Coast of California. Bright and fresh with great acidity for food, look for ripe raspberry, strawberry, soft mandarin citrus, baking spice and briny mineral flavours on the palate. Food-friendly and versatile. Rosé food pairings: salads topped with Edam or Fontina cheese chunks, creamy cheeses, salmon patties, veggie kebabs. Drink: 2021 - 2022 19528 12.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Doctors' Rosé 2020, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Produced by Forrest Wines, The Doctors' 2020 Rosé is produced from sustainably-grown Pinot Noir and Arneis wine grapes sourced from the Marlborough wine region. And just want the doctor ordered, it comes in at 9.5% abv (have two glasses!) Fragrant on the nose with nectarine, apricot and raspberry aromas, juicy on the palate with strawberry, raspberry, anise and a kiss of fresh herbs. Rosé food pairings: grilled chicken breast, veggie kebabs, fish tacos, calamari. Drink: 2021 - 2022 498428 9.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. September 2021. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Louis Roederer Brut Rosé Champagne 2014, Champagne A.C., France: This little bottle of joy is the perfect size for one (375 ml)! Louis Roederer 2014 Rosé Champagne is a beautifully-balanced bubble and maturing nicely. Bright, dry and elegant on the palate with a fine mousse of dried red berry, toast, crisp mineral and citrusy flavours on the palate. Good now, better in 2022. Brut Rosé Champagne food pairings: roast pheasant, quiches, egg dishes, potato salad. Drink: 2022 - 2028 20766 13% XD 375 mL $54.95 Score: 95/100. September 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Veuve Clicquot Vintage Brut Rosé Champagne 2012, Champagne A.C., France: Veuve Clicquot 2012 vintage Rosé Champagne is luxurious on the palate with a creamy mousse and mouthful of dried wild strawberry, red berry, soft citrus, smoky and toasty on the palate. Finishes on a mineral note with beautifully-balanced acidity. A real treat chilled on its own or pour with lobster rolls. Rosé Champagne food pairings: turkey sandwiches, veal tenderloin, light fruit pastries. Drink: 2021 - 2030 588475 12% XD 750 mL $115.95 Score: 96/100. September 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tonon Villa Teresa Prosecco, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Villa Teresa Prosecco is a great value, certified-organic bubble under $16. Vegan-friendly and produced from 100% Glera grapes from the Veneto wine region, expect bright green apple, white florals and zesty citrusy flavours on a delightfully refreshing mousse. Pour with tempura vegetables. Prosecco food pairings: seafood hors d'oeuvres, grilled herb chicken, quiche, creamy cheeses, finger foods, calamari. Drink: 2018 - 2020 544056 10.7% M 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Edouard Brun 1Er Cru Brut Champage 2008, Champagne A.C., France: Edouard Brun 2008 Premier Cru Brut was disgorged in June 2017 with a dosage of 6 g/l. The assemblage is 50% Grand Cru Chardonnay and 50% Premier Cru Pinot Noir with a lovely nose of dried pineapple, guava and citrusy with toasted brioche on a delicate, mouth-filling mousse. Finishes long, toasty and creamy on a citrusy mineral note. Premier classe all the way. An elegant and poised champagne with great finesse and complexity. 1Er Cru Brut Champage food pairings: oysters on the half shell, grilled chicken breasts, buttered lobster rolls, seafood canapes. Drink: 2021 - 2026 14039 12% XD 750 mL $85.95 Score: 93/100. September 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Valdo Oro Puro Brut Rosé Prosecco 2020, Prosecco D.O.C., Italy: Valdo Oro Puro 2020 is a Prosecco Rosé produced from the locally-sourced Pinot Noir grape. Lovely, fizzy and juicy with bright red berry, cherry, plum, fine herb and citrusy flavours on the palate. An excellent value sparkler under $16. Chill and enjoy. Crafted by Valdo, who won a 2020 Berliner Wine Trophy award for Best Sparkling Wine Producer in Italy. Brut Rosé Prosecco food pairings: berry fruit cup, brunch dishes, eggs Benedict, quiche, creamy cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2022 21007 11% M 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis Roederer Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne 2013, Champagne A.C., France: Louis Roederer 2013 Blanc de Blanc vintage Champagne, is a delicate and elegant Chardonnay brut bubble, silky and vibrant with a fine textured mousse of Meyer lemon, soft orange, bright apple and toast concentrated on the palate. Beautifully balanced and so good now. Blanc De Blancs Champagne food pairings: cold roast chicken sandwiches, sauteed scallops, grilled halibut steaks, seafood canapes. Drink: 2021 - 2025 931360 12.2% XD 750 mL $119.95 Score: 95/100. September 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Megalomaniac Sparkling Personality 2019, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada: From Ontario, Megalomaniac Personality 2019 has a lot of personality with it Charmat-method 100% Riesling. Produced by winemaker, Sebastien Jacquey, this is a lively, off-dry, fresh bubble with bright citrus, fresh pear and clean mineral flavours on the palate. Chill and pour with seafood canapes. Sparkling Personality food pairings: chips and dip, Southwest fried chicken, fish tacos, sashimi, baked ham, Tamari almonds, salted cashews, creamy cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2022 469007 9.6% M 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Soutiran Grand Cru Millésimé Brut Champagne 2012, Champagne A.C., France: Soutiran Grand Cru 2012 vintage Champagne is rich and rounded on the palate, bone-dry with a delicate fine mousse of bright red berry, Meyer lemon, ripe pear and honeyed quince long and satisfying with bright acidity and finishing on a briny mineral note. Drink or hold. Champagne food pairings: fresh steamed lobster, grilled prawns, grilled chicken breasts, calamari. Drink: 2021 - 2025 20244 12.5% XD 750 mL $119.95 Score: 95/100. September 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Desiderius Pongrácz Brut Cap Classique Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: From the Western Cape wine region, Desiderius Pongrácz is a Cap Classique Sparkling Chardonnay and Pinot Noir traditional method bubble. Great value on this dry, medium-bodied and beautifully-balanced sparkler with a zesty, fine mousse of baked apple pie, honeyed pear, citrusy, spicy and toasty flavours on the palate. Chill and enjoy on its own or pour with fried chicken. Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir food pairings: lobster bisque, fresh-steamed crab, fish and chips, oyster on the half shell with a strawberry mignonette. Drink: 2021 - 2023 404111 12% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. September 2021. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Mission Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Mission Estate 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is produced from grapes from a single-vineyard in the Marlborough. Bright with green apple, melon, white-fleshed stone fruit and fine herb flavours smooth and vibrant on the palate. Chill and enjoy with salads. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: grilled chicken Dijonnaise, grilled trout, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2022 17586 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hugel Gentil 2019, Alsace A.C., France: From the Alsace wine region, Hugel Gentil 2019 is a supple, bright and juicy white wine blend of Pinot Blanc, Auxerrois, Riesling, and Pinot Gris with a splash of Gewürztraminer, Muscat Ottonel and Muscat d'Alsace added to the mix. Fresh on the nose with ripe apple, pear, summer florals generous on the palate finishing long on a mineral note. Chill and enjoy with smoked whitefish or pan-fried trout. Food pairings: seared scallops, sushi, vegetables, herbed chicken, pork dishes. Drink: 2021 - 2022 367284 12% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. September 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Albino Armani Corvara Pinot Grigio 2020, Valdadige, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Albino Armani Corvara 2020 Pinot Grigio is a fresh and bright PG from the Veneto wine region. Produced in stainless-steel tanks, the wine is fresh with ripe pear, green melon, blanched almond and stony mineral flavours vibrant and creamy on the palate from extended lees contact. Pinot Grigio food pairings: grille pork tenderloin, chicken breasts, veal sausages, salads. Drink: 2021 - 2022 19635 12.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. September 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Markham Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Napa Valley, California, United States: Markham 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is a dry, tasty and bright SB with a splash of Semillon added to the mix. Produced from certified sustainably-grown grapes from the Napa Valley, the wine was aged mostly in stainless-steel tanks. Fresh, dry and medium-plus-bodied with bright ripe pear, stone fruit and tropical fruit notes on the palate. Chill and enjoy. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: salads, grilled calamari, pan-fried trout, quiches, goat cheese on baguette. Drink: 2021 - 2023 599977 13% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clemens Busch Vom Grauen Schiefer Riesling 2016, Mosel Qualitätswein, Germany: From the Mosel wine region, Clemens Busch Vom Grauen Schiefer 2016 Riesling is intense on the nose with white florals, bright apple, pear, ripe stone fruit, grapefruit zest and briny mineral flavours silky and mouth-filling on the palate. Grapes are hand-harvested from vines grown on gray slate soils in the Marienburg. Drink or hold. Riesling food pairings: grilled pork chops, veal cutlets, smoked fish on baguette, pan-fried trout. Drink: 2021 - 2034 15291 11% D 750 mL $30.95 Score: 92/100. September 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Denis Race Montmains 1er Cru Chablis 2018, Montmains, Burgundy A.C., France: From the Burgundy wine region, Denis Race Premier Cru 2018 Chablis is produced from Chardonnay grapes from vines between five and 45 years of age. Lots of lemon-lime citrus zest, fine herb and flinty mineral flavours on this vibrant, dry and mouth-watering Chablis made for seafood. Chablis food pairings: seared scallops, grilled chicken, seafood hot pot, herbed creamy cheeses and baguette. Drink: 2021 - 2023 557710 13% XD 750 mL $37.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Matahiwi Estate Chardonnay 2020, Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand: From Hawke's Bay, North Island, Matahiwi Estate 2020 Chardonnay is produced with sustainably-grown grapes. Dry, medium-bodied and creamy, this is a lovely mouth-filling Chard with ripe stone fruit, red apple, vanilla and sweet toasty oak spice flavours nicely balanced with food-friendly acidity. Excellent value under $20. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, grilled pork chops, grilled salmon steaks. Drink: 2021 - 2023 17547 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 92/100. September 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Barbara Winery Chardonnay 2018, Santa Barbara County, California, United States: Santa Barbara Winery 2018 Chardonnay is fragrant with baked apple, lemon curd, tropical fruit and buttery aromas on the nose; dry, medium-plus-bodied with ripe stone fruit, ripe red apple, poached pear, lemon cream and apple pie spice flavours on the palate. Chill and enjoy with juicy pork chops from the grill. Chardonnay food pairings: scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, pasta with tomato sauce, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2024 989152 13.7% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc is always so good year after year and the 2020 SB is dry, balanced and so concentrated with ripe stone fruit, guava, grapefruit zest, chalky oyster shell and briny mineral flavours zesty on the palate. Chill and enjoy with pan-fried oysters with a squeeze of lemon juice. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Masala salad, saffron potato cakes, spinach and watercress salad with raspberry dressing. Drink: 2021 - 2024 26332 13.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 92/100. September 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hãhã Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Hãhã 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is a dry, medium-bodied and beautifully-balanced, mouth-watering SB made for fish tacos, crab cakes and grilled prawns. A lovely expression of ripe passion fruit, melon and lemon-lime zest flavours on the palate. So good now. HãHã is the Maori word for savoury and luscious. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: chicken and sage skewers, fresh tomato and basil salad, pan-fried freshwater fish. Drink: 2021 - 2022 388363 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. September 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine du Grand Cerf Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Touraine, Loire A.C., France: From Touraine, Loire wine region, Le Grand Cerf 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is an elegant and bright SB with fresh pear, apple, gooseberry, fine herb and crisp mineral flavours balanced with amazing acidity for food. Pour with herbed quiches, brunch fare like eggs Benedict and smoked salmon. Yum! Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: grilled chicken and veggie kebabs, pan-fried trout, salads. Drink: 2021 - 2023 20414 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Closerie des Alisiers Bourgogne Chardonnay 2019, Burgundy A.C., France: From Stéphane Brocard, Closerie des Alisiers 2019 Chardonnay is a great value Burgundian Chard under $20. Dry, zesty and creamy on the palate with ripe apple, pear, plum, melon and lemon pudding flavours finishing on a mineral note. Chill and enjoy with pan-fried trout sauteed in lemon butter. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled chicken, duck confit, sauteed pork tenderloin in a creamy mushroom sauce. Drink: 2021 - 2024 20911 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Catena Appellation Series White Clay Chardonnay 2019, Luján De Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina: From the Luján De Cuyo, Mendoza wine region, Catena Appellation Series White Clay 2019 Chardonnay is a fresh and elegant citrusy Chard with melon, lemon, grapefruit zest and chalky mineral flavours silky on the palate. Chardonnay food pairings: roast duck, turkey burgers, poached salmon with a beurre blanc. Drink: 2021 - 2024 19392 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hervé Azo Chablis 2019, Burgundy A.C., France: Hervé Azo 2019 Chablis is a crisp unoaked Old World Chablis produced from Chardonnay grapes sourced from 30-year-old vines grown in Kimmeridgian limestone soils. Fragrant on the nose with tropical fruit, ripe peach, ripe citrus and steely mineral notes. Lovely balance of vibrant acidity to fruit on this dry and medium-bodied Chablis. Good now, better in 2022. Chablis food pairings: roast turkey, pork tenderloin, crab cakes with garlic aioli, pan-fried panfish. Drink: 2021 - 2023 185736 12.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rapaura Springs Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Rapaura Springs Reserve 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is produced from sustainably-grown grapes from the Marlborough wine region. Lovely on the nose with ripe tropical fruit, fresh melon, fine herb, feijoa and lime zest flavours; it's a fresh mouthful with mouth-watering acidity. So good now! Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: chicken salad, pork tenderloin, seafood, barbecued lobster. Drink: 2021 - 2022 388421 13.5% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 92/100. September 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2019, Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand: From Hawke's Bay, North Island wine region, Villa Maria Cellar 2019 Chardonnay is a supple and zesty Chard with fresh melon, ripe stone fruit, vanilla and creamy flavours finishing silky and long on the palate. Nicely done! Chardonnay food pairings: grilled chicken and veggie kebabs, pan-fried trout, sauteed halibut steaks. Drink: 2021 - 2023 17551 13% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 93/100. September 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tbilvino Tsinandali 2019, Kakheti, Georgia: From the Kakheti wine region, Tbilvino 2019 Tsinadali is a great value dry white wine (under $16) produced from Rkatsiteli and Mtsvane grapes. The wine juice was fermented at cool temperatures and matured for three years or more to bring out the wine's subtle complexity. This example is a blend of 85% Rkatsiteli and 15% Mtsvane with ripe pear, stewed apples, lemon custard and nutty flavours balanced with bright acidity on the palate. Pour with veal or pork schnitzels. Tsinandali food pairings: lemon herbed roast chicken, feta cheese, shellfish hotpot. Drink: 2021 - 2023 28136 12.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. September 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fern Walk Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Fern Walk 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is a bright and light SB with fresh cut grass, rock melon, fine herb and citrus zest flavours with mouth-watering acidity. Chill and enjoy with fish tacos and grilled calamari. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: salads, grilled whitefish, quiches, herbed goat cheese on baguette. Drink: 2021 - 2022 575639 12.3% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. September 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Pinot Grigio 2020, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Featherstone 2020 Pinot Grigio is a light pink hue in the glass and fragrant with white florals, red berry, Ranier cherry and pepper spice aromas on the nose. Juicy with lip-smacking acidity and a long creamy finish. Chill and enjoy on its own or pour with seafood canapes. So good now! Pinot Grigio food pairings: grilled pork tenderloin, chicken, Caesar salad topped with fresh steamed, chilled shrimp. Drink: 2021 - 2022 20599 12.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ca' del Bosco Corte del Lupo Bianco 2018, Lombardy D.O.C., Italy: From the Lombardy wine region, Ca' del Bosco Corte Del Lupo 2018 is a dry and vibrant blend of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Bianco smooth and zesty on the palate. Look for summer florals, orange blossom, fresh apple, pear and citrus zest flavours all nicely balanced. Food pairings: seared scallops, grilled chicken, salads, seafood casserole. Drink: 2021 - 2023 19493 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. September 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Brokenwood Semillon 2019, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia: Hunter Valley Semillon is amazing and this one from New South Wales does not disappoint with its lemon tart, passionfruit, beeswax opulence finishing with a kiss of pepper spice on the palate. Added bonus is Brokenwood 2019 comes in at 10.5% abv. So you can enjoy two glasses of this delish Hunter Valley Semillon. Semillon food pairings: grilled chicken, grilled whitefish, salads. Drink: 2021 - 2035 657726 10.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 93/100. September 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Michel Gassier Embruns de Viognier 2020, Pays D'oc, Languedoc I.G.P., France: From Michel Gassier, Embruns De Viognier 2020 is a dry, rich VIognier produced from organically-grown grapes sourced from the sea-kissed vineyards south of Arles. Lots of ripe peach, white-fleshed stone fruit, spicy and briny mineral flavours creamy on the palate all beautifully balanced with natural acidity. Chill and enjoy with seafood dishes. Viognier food pairings: white fish grilled and topped with a mango salsa, lobster in a cream sauce, ham, poultry. Drink: 2021 - 2024 669531 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Maison Roche de Bellene Montagny 2017, Montagny, Burgundy A.C., France: From the Burgundy wine region, Maison Roche de Bellene 2017 Chardonnay is a vibrant, citrusy, medium-bodied Chard with bright ripe apple, white-fleshed stone-fruit, smoky and nutty flavours, finishing with a fresh citrus bite. Food pairings: pork tenderloin, pasta Primavera, grilled veal chops, chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2024 470476 13% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Caves de Rauzan Fleur Entre-deux-Mers 2019, Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux A.C., France: Caves De Rauzan Fleur 2019 is an excellent value ($14) vegan-friendly blend of equal amounts of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon from the Entre-Deux-Mers wine region in Bordeaux. Bright on the palate with lemon tart, ripe stone fruit flavours, tropical fruit notes, plump and fresh on the palate. Food pairings: fish tacos, grilled chicken breasts, pan-fried trout, steamed mussels. Drink: 2021 - 2023 20900 12% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Moillard Coquillage Chablis 2019, Burgundy A.P., France: Produced by François Martenot, Moillard Coquillage 2019 Chablis is a dry, medium-bodied lemony-lime zesty Chard with bright green apple and flinty mineral flavours on the palate with amazing acidity for food. Pour with a pasta Primavera or a Coquilles St. Jacques. Drink or hold. Chablis food pairings: clam and mussel hot pot with a squeeze of lemon, grilled lemon sole, oysters Rockefeller. Drink: 2021 - 2023 10380 13% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château de Sancerre Sancerre 2018, Loire A.C., France: A dry and zesty Old World Sauvignon Blanc, vibrant with citrus zest, gooseberry, dried florals, fine herb and smoky flavours mouth-watering on the palate with a long briny mineral finish. A beautiful complex Sancerre to enjoy with fresh steamed cracked crab and grilled shellfish dishes. Sancerre food pairings: coquilles St. Jacques, tempura seafood, oyster pot pie. Drink: 2019 - 2024 340893 12.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 87/100. September 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Davis Bynum River West Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2017, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: A full-bodied Chardonnay from Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California rich on nose as well as the palate. Look for soft orange, stone fruit and nutty aromas on the nose, dry with ripe stone fruit, toasted hazelnut, baking spice and stony mineral flavours zesty on the palate. Nicely done. Pair with grilled garlic prawns. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled shellfish, fish patties, smoked whitefish. Drink: 2020 - 2023 205815 14.5% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 92/100. September 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marcel Cabelier Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay 2015, Côtes Du Jura, Jura A.P., France: A well-priced, old-vines Chardonnay from the Côtes Du Jura wine region. Chardonnay is the most widely planted white grape in Jura and has been grown in the region since the 10th century - though it has, in this time, been known by other names: Melon d'Arbois, Moular and Gamay Blanc. Ripe apple, toasty, nutty, lemon-vanilla pudding and citrus zest flavours on the palate. Pair with honey Dijonaise grilled chicken breasts. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled seafood steamed shellfish, chowders. Drink: 2020 - 2021 485839 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 87/100. September 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2019, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: A crisp and refreshing Chenin Blanc and a perfect match with fresh seafood. Floral on the nose with soft tropical fruit, white-fleshed stone fruit, grapefruit, lemon zest flavours on the palate. Good value! Chenin Blanc food pairings: mild Thai curries, fresh seafood, green salads topped with freshwater shrimp. Drink: 2020 - 2022 610907 13.8% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 85/100. September 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sebastiani Vineyards Chardonnay 2018, Sonoma County, California, United States: From Sebastiani Vineyards, the 2018 Chardonnay is chock-a block-with ripe red apple, stone fruit, lemon curd, toasty oak spice and vanilla flavours long and zesty on the palate. Pour with buttered popcorn. Grapes for the 2018 vintage were sourced from the fog-cooled Carneros wine region that enjoyed a long and even growing season. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, grilled trout, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2024 18631 13.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paul Mas Single Vineyard Collection Nicole Vineyard Reserve Viognier 2019, Pays D'oc, Languedoc I.G.P., France: Paul Mas, Nicole Vineyard Reserve 2019 is an excellent single-vineyard Viognier under $15. Produced from 100% Viognier sourced from the Nicole Estate in the Pézenas commune of southern France. Floral on the nose with ripe stone fruit, honeyed pear, Meyer lemon, ginger spice and clean mineral flavours on the palate. Paul Mas is a master at producing well-crafted wines that show a "luxe rural" (simple luxury). Viognier food pairings: grilled pork tenderloin, chicken, roast pork tenderloin with apricot puree. Drink: 2021 - 2023 370098 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vidal Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Vidal Estate Reserve 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is produced from grapes sourced mostly from the Wairau Valley with the balance from the Awatere. Look for ripe tropical fruit, fine herb and spicy, zesty flavours finishing creamy and long on the palate. Nicely concentrated and balanced. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: oysters Rockefeller, oyster poor boy sandwiches, fish tacos. Drink: 2021 - 2022 17551 13% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Leyda Lot 4 Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Leyda Valley Do, Chile, Chile: Leyda Lot 4 2015 Sauvignon Blanc is produced from Sancerre clone 317 growing in Lot 4. Lovely and silky on the palate with bright grapefruit, fine herb, spice and subtle vanilla flavours from partial barrel fermentation of the grapes. Very elegant and sophisticated. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: salads, grilled calamari, quiches, brunch fare. Drink: 2021 - 2023 18997 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 95/100. September 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Viña Gravonia Crianza 2012, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Viña Gravonia Crianza 2012 is intense with beeswax, chamomile and white florals on the nose. Produced from 100% Viura grapes sourced from estate vineyards, the wine is dry, weighty and silky with white florals, ripe pear, tropical fruit notes and briny mineral flavours. This Crianza spent four years in American oak barrels prior to bottling and release. Drink or hold. Crianza food pairings: grilled lobster tails, prawns, grilled halibut steaks. Drink: 2021 - 2026 910711 13% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 95/100. September 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis Latour Grand Ardèche Chardonnay 2018, Ardèche, Rhône I.G.P., France: The Chardonnay grapes for Louis Latour Grand Ardèche (2018) were sourced from the western banks of the Rhône River as well as North and Southwest Rhône vineyards. The wine was aged 10 months in oak barrels made by Louis Latour's in-house cooperage. The 2018 vintage is bright with fresh peach, ripe pear and yellow apple flavours toasty on the palate. Pour with a grilled pork tenderloin. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled lobster tails, prawns, smoked salmon on baguette, grilled veggie kebabs. Drink: 2021 - 2023 947549 12.8% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santo Evangelos Assyrtiko 2019, Santorini A.P., Greece: From Santo Wines, Evangelos 2019 Assyrtiko is a dry, mouth-watering, lemon-lime zesty white wine with a mineral core, fresh pear, green apple, citrusy lemon, salty and smoky flavours savoury and vibrant on the palate. Chill and enjoy with sous-vide octopus or raw oysters on the half shell with just a squeeze of lemon juice. Assyrtiko food pairings: seafood ceviche, crab cakes, fish and chips. Drink: 2021 - 2023 27145 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. September 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Joseph Mellot La Chatellenie Sancerre 2019, Loire A.C., France: Joseph Mellot La Chatellenie 2019 Sancerre is fragrant on the nose with oyster shell, lemon zest and flinty mineral aromas. Bone-dry and mouth-watering on the palate with a mouthful of citrus, ripe white-fleshed stone fruit and flinty mineral flavours balanced with food-friendly acidity for any seafood dish. Chill and enjoy with crab cakes, oyster poor boy sandwiches or sauteed halibut steaks in a lemon butter sauce. Sancerre food pairings: seafood chowder, Coquilles St. Jacques, Alfredo seafood. Drink: 2021 - 2024 525154 12.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: From the Marlborough wine region, Clos Henri 2018 is an organically-grown New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, dry, medium-plus-bodied with intense peach, tropical fruit, spicy, grassy and briny mineral flavours wrapped up with food-friendly acidity. Finishes long and creamy on the palate. Pour with a vegetable curry or Thai inspired dishes. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: steamed mussels, hay tuna ceviche, pasta primavera, vegetarian dishes. Drink: 2021 - 2026 675629 12% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. September 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Jean-Pierre Sève Terroir Pouilly-Fuissé 2019, Burgundy A.C., France: From the Burgundy wine region, Domaine Jean-Pierre Sève Terroir 2019 Chardonnay is an Old World-style, medium-bodied Chardonnay from the Mâconnais. Love the fresh summer florals, warm apple and briny mineral nose on this lovely Chard. Fresh and supple on the palate with ripe orchard fruit, white-fleshed stone fruit, lemon tart citrusy flavours finishing long on a briny mineral note. So complex and good. Chill and enjoy with roast chicken. Pouilly-Fuissé food pairings: roasted chicken, grilled fish, basil pesto, prawn bisque, cheese fondue. Drink: 2021 - 2025 681056 13.4% XD 750 mL $31.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Muga Barrel Fermented Viura Macabeo White 2020, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Muga 2020 is a great value barrel-fermented blend of mostly Viura with a splash of Malvasia all from the Rioja wine region. Dry, medium-bodied and bright with white-fleshed stone fruit, ripe apple, pear, fennel, fine herb and citrus zest flavours creamy on the palate. Pour with grilled salmon dishes. Viura Macabeo White food pairings: roast chicken, grilled trout, pork. Drink: 2021 - 2023 958736 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Aresti Trisquel Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Valle De Leyda, Chile: Aresti Trisquel Gran Reserva 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is a dry and racy SB, rich and textured with fresh greens, peas, herbal and zesty lime-lemon citrus flavours that linger on the palate. The Trisquel was used by ancient civilizations to symbolize the three main forces of the universe: earth, water and fire. Aresti is a family-owned winery founded in 1951 by Vincente Aresti. Daughters, Begoña and Ana María Aresti López currently oversee winery and vineyard operations. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: grilled whitefish, trout, Caesar salads, herbed goat cheese on baguette. Drink: 2021 - 2023 17611 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Chevallier Chablis 2019, Burgundy A.P., France: Domaine Chevallier 2019 is a classic Old-World Chablis with Intense mineral and lime zest aromas on the nose; dry, vibrant and zesty with white florals, green apple, lemon-lime zest and flinty mineral flavours balanced with racy on the palate. A crisp, fresh and vibrant Chablis made for seafood and shellfish dishes. Chablis food pairings: green salads topped with grilled prawns, lobster in butter sauce, cheese, poultry. Drink: 2021 - 2025 112227 22.5% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 89/100. September 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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