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Warre's Finest Reserve Port, Portugal: Produced by Vintage And Fine Wine International, this fortified dessert wine offers tremendous value in the glass. Attractive aromas and flavours of blackcurrant liqueur, blackberry jam and spice. Pair with Black Forest cake. Port food pairings: blue-veined cheeses, foie gras, dark chocolate. Drink: 2018 - 2025 197202 20% S 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. October 2021. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Palatine Hills Vidal Icewine 2012, Niagara Lakeshore, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Palatine Hills 2012 Vidal Icewine is lovely and sweet with balanced acidity, rich with ripe stone fruit and honeyed orchard fruit with a kiss of toffee succulent on the finish. Chill and enjoy with spice cake or over French vanilla ice cream. Yummy! Vidal Icewine food pairings: fresh fruit, tropical fruit cup, almond tarte, biscotti, over maple walnut ice cream, pear and saffron upside down cake. Drink: 2019 - 2026 614842 10.5% S 200 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barros Colheita Tawny Port 1998, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: Barros Colheita 1998 Port is a smooth and delicious blend of 25% Touriga Barroca, 25% Touriga Nacional, 25% Touriga Franca and 25% Tinta Roriz grapes. Full, lush and savoury with toffee, mocha, roasted nut, dried fruits and soft spicy long and velvety finish. The best cuvees are chosen for Colheita ports that have been matured for at least 7 years in oak casks. Bottling is as required but the label will state the age of the wine, the bottling year and that the wine has been matured in wood. Pour with desserts, chocolate and blue cheeses. Tawny Port food pairings: dried fruit, almond cake, biscotti. Drink: 2021 - 2024 18603 20% S 750 mL $59.95 Score: 97/100. October 2021. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poças Junior Vintage Port 2017, Douro D.O.P., Portugal: Poças Junior Vintage 2017 Port is just the right size (375 ml) to share with a duck pistachio nut paté, blue cheeses or some dark chocolate. This vintage port is a blend of 40% Touriga Nacional, 25% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinta Roriz and 15% Cão from old vines and is aged for one-half year in wood and 16 months in stainless steel tanks. Sweet and lush on the palate with ripe dark cherry, toffee, dried fruit, chocolate and balanced acidity. Approachable now, but would benefit from a few more years in cellar to begin to show its best, and could easily cellar for 20 more years. Try in 2026. Port food pairings: fruit cake, dark chocolate studded with dried cherry and berry fruit, Stilton, Gorgonzola. Drink: 2026 - 2060 18593 19% S 375 mL $36.95 Score: 95/100. October 2021. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Other Wines/Drinks

Sánchez Romate Fino Perdido Sherry, Jerez De La Frontera, Jerez D.O., Spain: A dry, intense and elegant Fino Sherry from the Jerez wine region. Sánchez Romate Fino Perdido is produced from 15 sherry casks. Fino Perdido translates to Lost Fino in reference to the wine being bottled from a missed solera - Celestino, containing 15 barrels. Fragrant with green olives, yeasty, salty aromas on the nose, dry, Intense with toasty, salty, binned apple, mild baking spices, nutty flavours savoury and rich on the palate. Sherry food pairings: roasted nuts, tapas, roasted nuts, Manchego cheese, oysters, grilled seafood. Drink: 2021 - 2024 542746 15% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 92/100. October 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Tawse Growers Blend Pinot Noir 2016, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Pale, brilliant cherry in the glass, mouth-watering and ripe raspberry, cherry flavours and spicy on the palate. Great acidity for foot. Pair with lamb kebabs. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled lamb sirloin with cocoa rub, veal chops, grilled duck sausages, grilled pork tenderloin with cauliflower purée and cherry compote. Drink: 2019 - 2024 130989 13% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis Jadot Résonance Pinot Noir 2015, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: From Louis Jadot Estates, Résonance 2015 Pinot Noir is an elegant and silky 100% PN with grapes sourced form the Willamette Valley wine region in Oregon. Juicy on the palate with ripe raspberry, red berry, spicy and soft orange citrus flavours backed by velvety tannins. Lightly chill and enjoy with grilled salmon burgers. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast quail, mushroom and leek risotto, grilled lamb ribs, lamb chops, veal Masala, roast chicken, duck confit. Drink: 2021 - 2030 467696 13.1% D 750 mL $55.95 Score: 93/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château La Croix St-Pierre Grande Réserve 2016, Blaye Côtes De Bordeaux, Bordeaux A.C., France: From Carreau, Château La Croix St-Pierre Grande Reserve 2016 is excellent value under $20. A dry, full-bodied 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Malbec red wine blend, textured with layers of dark fruits, plum, blackberry, anise, cinnamon spice and firm tannins concentrated on the palate. Good now, better in 2022. Food pairings: roast beef, bison burgers, roast turkey, rib roast, pork roast, roast partridge, duck,. Drink: 2022 - 2026 11837 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. October 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Reserva 2009, Tondonia, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: From the Rioja wine region, R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Reserva 2009 is a mature, elegant and savoury Tempranillo red blend with 30% in Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano. From a warm vintage, the wine is dry, full-bodied with plum jam, dried herbs, dried tobacco leaf, dried red fruits and balsamic notes smooth on the palate. Tannins are pleasantly grippy and there is good acidity for food on this lovely, mature Rioja. Pour with a Porchetta. Food pairings: pork tenderloin, veal Porterhouse, roast chicken, prime rib roast, pork chops, veal cutlets. Drink: 2020 - 2028 356337 12.5% XD 750 mL $60.95 Score: 95/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ramirez de la Piscina Crianza 2016, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: From the Rioja wine region, Ramirez de la Piscina Crianza 2016 is a well-priced 100% Tempranillo red wine. Smoky on the nose with dark cherry, plum, sweet spice; dry, full-bodied and textured on the palate with ripe blackberry, cherry, cedar brush, wild herbs and vanilla flavours. Tannins are firm and structured. Good now, but with a little more integration time it will be great in 2022. Crianza food pairings: prime rib roast, hearty winter stew, meat lovers pizza, spicy sausage. Drink: 2021 - 2028 383018 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Megalomaniac Sonofabitch Pinot Noir 2018, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From Niagara Peninsula wine region, Megalomaniac Sonofabitch 2018 Pinot Noir could be referring to the difficult and temperamental Pinot Noir grape. PN is not an easy grape to grow and just when you think you've done everything to accommodate this tight-clustered and thin-skinned grape to grow, Mother Nature can pull a fast one with frost, too much rain, or too much heat, all of which PN will not tolerate. But the wine, ah yes, the wine can be magnificent. This example is fragrant and fresh with blue florals, ripe red berry, cherry, wild strawberry, fine herbs, subtle baking spice and a smoky vanilla kiss long and satiny on the palate. Pour with duck confit. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled planked salmon, roast duck, grilled lamb chops,. Drink: 2021 - 2024 85134 13% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 91/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Closson Chase Churchside Pinot Noir 2018, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From Prince Edward County, wine region in Ontario, Closson Chase Churchside 2018 Pinot Noir is smoky and intense on the nose with cherry compote, ripe raspberry, fine dried herbs, baking and cedar spice, finishing on a mineral note. Lovely acidity for food and overall nicely balanced with ripe, velvety tannins. Drink or hold. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal roast, roast turkey, roast leg of lamb, veal Porterhouse, Osso Buco. Drink: 2021 - 2027 265074 12.5% XD 750 mL $41.95 Score: 94/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gérard Bertrand Côte des Roses Pinot Noir 2019, Pays D'oc, Languedoc I.G.P., France: A lovely, smoother, juicy Pinot Noir from southern France. Aromas of ripe strawberries and field berries. Pair with roast chicken. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast leg of lamb, veal roast, roast turkey. Drink: 2021 - 2023 20751 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Enrico Serafino Sanavento Barbaresco 2017, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Piedmont wine region, Enrico Serafino Sanavento 2017 is a juicy, vibrant Barbaresco produced from the Nebbiolo grape. This is a medium-plus-bodied, smoky and earthy red wine with black cherry, licorice, red plum, dried sweet tobacco, dried violets, chocolate and cedar spice flavours on the palate with fantastic acidity for food. Tannins are grippy. Good now, better with some cellar time. Try in 2023. Barbaresco food pairings: roast boar, tourtière, rich pork roast. Drink: 2021 - 2027 157347 14% XD 750 mL $30.95 Score: 93/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carpineto Riserva Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Carpineto Riserva 2016 Nobile Di Montepulciano is produced from estate grown, dry-farmed 90% Prugnolo Gentile (Sangiovese Grosso) grapes and 10% Canaiolo Nero grapes. This wine is aged more than 2 years in oak barrels, then bottle-aged for at least another year before being released from the winery. Dry, savoury and vibrant with loads of black cherry, cassis, anise, fine dried herbs, sweet dried tobacco leaf and earthy mineral flavours concentrated on the palate. Good now, but needs a little mellowing out time. Also a good cellaring candidate. Try in 2023. Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano food pairings: meaty stews, grilled sirloin steak, tourtière. Drink: 2022 - 2040 368910 13% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 95/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Banfi 2016 is a full-bodied, vibrant Brunello Di Montalcino rich with ripe dark fruit, dark cherry, leather, savoury herb, spicy flavours and firm, structured tannins. A classic Brunello from the Tuscany wine region. Cellar for a couple more years for this beauty to begin to show its best. Try in 2023. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: grilled steak, roast leg of lamb, hard cheese, veal piccata. Drink: 2023 - 2038 378257 13.5% D 750 mL $56.95 Score: 94/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Ruffino Ducale Oro Riserva 2016 Chianti Classico is a classic for anyone who loves Chianti. A juicy, medium-bodied Chianti blend of 85% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot and 5% Colorino only produced in the best vintages. The estate-grown grapes are harvested by hand and the wine is aged in a combination of oak, stainless steel and concrete for 36 months. Love the black cherry, dried sage, sous bois, and flinty smoky flavours on this vintage. Enjoy with grilled lamb chops. Chianti Classico food pairings: meat-sauce pasta, meat lovers' pizza, beef stew. Drink: 2021 - 2028 353201 13.5% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 94/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Le Grand Moulin Grand Reserve Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux 2016, Blaye Côtes De Bordeaux, Bordeaux A.C., France: From the Blaye Côtes De Bordeaux wine region, Château Le Grand Moulin Grande Reserve 2016 is a full-bodied red wine blend of estate-grown grapes, mostly Merlot, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec in support, all aged in cement vats. Look for a generous amount of ripe dark fruits, blackberry, mint, spice and earthy notes nicely balanced on the palate. Good now, better in 2022. Drink or hold. Food pairings: bacon-wrapped filet mignon, roast beef, grilled veal Porterhouse. Drink: 2021 - 2028 11326 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ortas Tradition Rasteau 2018, Rasteau, Rhône A.C., France: Love this smoky, peppery and spicy Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre red wine blend produced by Cave de Rasteau. Lush with intense blackberry, blueberry and spicy flavours on the palate. Perfect for burgers from the grill. Food pairings: gourmet burgers, meat pizza, vegetarian lasagna, tortiere. Drink: 2020 - 2023 998716 14% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. October 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fontanafredda Serralunga d'Alba Barolo 2015, Serralunga D'alba, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: A classic Barolo produced by Fontanafredda aged in both small oak barrel and large oaks casks. Floral on the nose with soft red berries, rose petals, elegant on the palate with pink rose petals, violets, fresh red berry, cherry fruit with anise and smoky flavours with bright acidity on the palate. Very elegant. Pair with a venison roast. Barolo food pairings: hamburgers, aged cheese, venison, grilled beef, roast veal. Drink: 2020 - 2029 943290 14% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 93/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Papale Linea Oro Primitivo di Manduria 2016, Manduria, Puglia D.O.P., Italy: A rich, textured Primitivo di Manduria with dark cherry, black currant, dried dark plum, dark chocolate, spicy and smoky on the palate. Produced from hand-harvested grapes and aged in French and American oak. Pair well with Mexican mole. Primitivo Di Manduria food pairings: three-sausage pizza, charcuterie, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2020 - 2023 261784 14.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. October 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château de Nages JT 2016, Costières De Nîmes, Rhône A.P., France: A rich medium-plus-bodied Syrah and Mourvèdre red wine blend from the Costières De Nîmes wine region produced by the Famille Gassier. Dry and juicy with earthy blue florals, black cherry, plum and cracked pepper spice flavours on the palate. Food pairings: cheese pizza, grilled Hangar steak, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2020 - 2025 736876 13.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 93/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flat Rock Pinot Noir 2019, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely, juicy Niagara Pinot Noir with aromas of tart cherry. Medium-bodied and smooth. Pair with veal. Pinot Noir food pairings: BBQ smoked pulled pork. Drink: 2019 - 2023 1545 13% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Monterra Shiraz 2018, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: From the Loonie Wine Company Monterra 2018 Shiraz is a medium-plus-bodied red wine produced from estate grapes from the old subregion of Tatachillawith in the McLaren Vale wine region. Generous on the palate with ripe dark cherry, blackberry pie, mocha and baking spice flavours that linger on. Enjoy with grilled meats. Shiraz food pairings: beef bourguignons, grilled rack of lamb, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2021 - 2028 477059 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. October 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alkoomi Black Label Shiraz Viognier 2017, Frankland River, Western Australia, Australia: From the Frankland River wine region in Western Australia, Alkoomi Black Label 2017 is a rich, full-bodied Shiraz-driven blend with a splash of Viognier. Perfumed on the nose with ripe dark plum and blackberry aromas, spicy, toasty and ample on the palate. Shiraz Viognier food pairings: grilled red meats, roast duck, pork sliders. Drink: 2021 - 2024 203166 13.8% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Folie à Deux Zinfandel 2017, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Folie à Deux 2017 Zinfandel is a powerful, fleshy, concentrated and full-bodied Zin. Rich with crushed red berries, ripe blueberries, sous-bois and cocoa flavours mouth-watering and lingering on the palate. Tannins are structured and well-integrated. Enjoy with barbecued pork ribs. Zinfandel food pairings: dry-rubbed ribs, grilled burgers, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2021 - 2024 147231 14.5% D 750 mL $36.95 Score: 92/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Berthoumieu Charles de Batz Madiran Tannat Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Madiran, South Of France A.C., France: From C. & M. Bortolussi et Lionel Osmin & Cie, Berthoumieu Charles De Batz 2015 is a rich and full-bodied 90% Tannat and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon red wine blend, fragrant with ripe dark fruit, leather and cedar brush aromas. Tannins are indeed chewy and delight in the rich cassis, black cherry and cracked pepper flavours long on the palate Good now, belter in 2022. Pour with a juicy prime rib done rare. The 26-hectare Domaine Berthoumieu is situated in the village of Viella in the northern Madiran region of southwest France and has been in the family since 1850. Charles de Batz is better known as Comte d'Artagnan, one of the three musketeers. Tannat Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: meaty stews, lasagne, tourtiere, bison burgers. Drink: 2021 - 2025 12979 14.2% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rodney Strong Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: A dark and smoky Californian Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley, Sonoma. Smoky on the nose with bright black currant and blackberry aromas. Dry, full-bodied with dark cherry, plum, cassis, dried tobacco leaf and leathery, smoky notes on the palate. Nicely balanced with good acidity for a grilled steak. Tannins are chewy but manageable. Enjoy now and for the next five years. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled steak, pork roast, grilled lamb chops. Drink: 2019 - 2034 350454 14.5% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

JJ Hahn Homestead Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: JJ Hahn, Homestead 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is fragrant with cassis, dark cherry, blueberry, olive, savoury herbs and baking spice flavours elegant and smooth on the palate. Tannins are velvety. Ready to enjoy now. Pour with gourmet burgers. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: tourtiere, grilled burgers, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2021 - 2024 558569 13.8% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trim Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, California, United States: Trim 2018 is a robust Californian Cabernet Sauvignon with dark cherry, strawberry fruit, rooibos tea, cedar brush, baking spices and vanilla flavours on the palate. Pour with juicy striploin steaks from the grill. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: burgers, ribs, sausages, pork chops. Drink: 2021 - 2025 20811 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. October 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Ferme du Mont Le Ponnant Côtes du Rhône-Villages 2019, Rhône A.P., France: La Ferme du Mont Le Ponnant 2019 is a Côtes du Rhône-Villages unfiltered Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre red wine blend produced by Winemaker, Stéphane Vedeau. Grapes are sourced from La Ferme du Mont's oldest vineyard in the Côtes du Rhône, and the wine is supple and savoury with bright blackberry, dark cherry, red small fruits and dried fine herbs silky and long on the palate. Drink or hold. Pour with a roast leg of lamb. Food pairings: braised beef ribs, Porterhouse steak, standing rib roast. Drink: 2021 - 2028 171371 14% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

El Enemigo Syrah Viognier 2017, Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina: From the Tupungato, Mendoza wine region, El Enemigo 2017 is a fragrant and juicy Syrah-driven, Viognier red wine blend. Deep purple in the glass, the wine is fragrant with blackberry, anise, pepper spice, cocoa and vanilla aromas on the nose, rich, intense and spicy with a silky finish on the palate. Tannins are rich. Nicely done! Drink or hold. Syrah Viognier food pairings: roast leg of lamb, veal Porterhouse, rabbit fricassee. Drink: 2021 - 2024 19390 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Bel Orme Tronquoy-de-Lalande 2016, Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux A.C., France: Château Bel Orme Tronquoy-De-Lalande 2016 from the Haut-Médoc is made by same group who produces classed growth Château Rauzan-Gassies in Margaux. Produced from 58% Merlot and 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, a lovely blend with bright dark plum, blackberry jam, savoury with vibrant acidity on the palate. Tannins are ripe and rich. Pour with an equally, juicy filet mignon. Food pairings: prime rib, pork tenderloin en croute, grilled rack of lamb. Drink: 2021 - 2028 512111 12.7% XD 750 mL $38.95 Score: 91/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rombauer Zinfandel 2018, California, United States: Rombauer 2018 is a lush, full-bodied and fragrant red wine blend of mostly Zinfandel with a smattering of Petite Sirah grapes. Rich and smoky with dark plum, blueberry and spicy aromas, this is a dry, fruit-driven red with ripe dark berry, sweet dried tobacco leaf, cedar and baking spicy flavours on the palate. Drink or hold. Pour with BBQ ribs from the grill. Zinfandel food pairings: gourmet burgers, sticky Korean-style pork ribs, lentil and sundried tomato cassoulet. Drink: 2021 - 2026 10460 16.5% D 750 mL $59.95 Score: 92/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine de la Charbonnière Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2017, Rhône A.P., France: From Michel Maret & Filles, Domaine De La Charbonnière 2017 is an intense and concentrated blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Dry, medium-plus-bodied with layers of liquid dark plum, cherry, ripe blueberry, raspberry, dried wild herbs and spicy on the palate. Tannins are fine-grained and fresh. A good cellaring candidate for 10 years or more. Drink or hold. Pour with prime rib. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: maple glazed roasted root vegetables, vegetable cassoulet, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2021 - 2035 62711 14% D 750 mL $54.95 Score: 95/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

François Villard L'appel des Sereines Syrah 2018, France: François Villard L'appel Des Sereines 2018 Syrah is smoky on the nose and earthy with fragrant violets, blueberry, dark cherry, anise and cracked pepper flavours balance with vibrant acidity on the palate. A portion of the grapes were whole-cluster fermented in neutral, small and large oak barrels. Syrah food pairings: pork roast, veal Porterhouse, grilled ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2024 28614 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. October 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Two Hands Wines Bella's Garden Shiraz 2018, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: From the Barossa Valley, Two Hands Bella's Garden 2018 Shiraz is a rich and mouth-filling Syrah produced by Michael Twelftree. Dry, full-bodied and dense with dark berry, plum, dark cherry, savoury herbs, cracked pepper and cedar spice flavours long and luxurious on the palate. A portion of the grapes were whole bunch fermented with regular pumpovers over 16 days and the wine was matured for 17 months in French oak barrels (14% new). Drink or hold. A good cellaring candidate and excellent value. Shiraz food pairings: marinated pepper steaks, burgers with blue cheese, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2021 - 2035 636407 15.8% D 750 mL $63.95 Score: 94/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis Latour Domaine de Valmoissine Pinot Noir 2018, Var, Provence I.G.P., France: Louis Latour Domaine De Valmoissine 2018 Pinot Noir is great value at $21. A smooth, silky, medium-bodied Pinot Noir from vines averaging 15 years of age in the Var region of Provence in southern France. Elegant and refined with juicy bright cherry, tart red berry, strawberry, fine herbs and subtle spicy flavours on the palate. So good now. Pour with a roast duck. Pinot Noir food pairings: stuffed roasted turkey, steak topped pizza, breaded veal cutlets. Drink: 2021 - 2024 714451 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Napa Valley, California, United States: Mount Veeder Winery 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the high hillside slopes of Mount Veeder that cling for their life on rocky, steep soils. A big Napa Cab Sauvignon-driven red wine blend, powerful, multi-layered with blueberry, savoury herb, bay leaf, olive, mint and baking spice flavours rich, concentrated and vibrant acidity on the palate. The Veeder AVA is one of the most sought after in Napa. Younteville and Oak Knoll are districts on its slopes and as a member of the Mayacamas Mountain chain, it is the halfway point between Napa and Sonoma. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled veal chop with morel mushrooms, grilled lamb chops, mushroom and leek risotto. Drink: 2021 - 2932 708842 14.5% D 750 mL $69.95 Score: 93/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viña Chocalán Gran Reserva Origen Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Maipo Valley, Chile: From the Maipo Valley, Viña Chocalan Origen Gran Reserva 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is fragrant on the nose with dark berry, blackberry leaf and spicy aromas. Dry, medium-plus-bodied and generous with ripe dark berry, cocoa, savoury herb and spicy flavours on the palate. Tannins are velvety. Drink or hold. Pour with grilled game sausages. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled bavette steak, pork chops, game sausage casserole. Drink: 2021 - 2024 28591 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cardwell Hill Cellars Pinot Noir 2016, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: Cardwell Hill 2016 Pinot Noir is produced from sustainably-grown PN grapes from the Willamette Valley wine region in Oregon. A fresh and fruity wine, dry, zesty and juicy with ripe strawberry, red berry, citrus zest and spicy flavours smooth on the palate. Nicely done and so easy to enjoy. Pinot Noir food pairings: turkey burgers, grilled farmer's pork chops, root vegetable casserole. Drink: 2021 - 2023 17686 13.9% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Goldeneye Pinot Noir 2017, Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California, United States: Goldeneye 2017 Pinot Noir is a cool-climate, dry, medium-bodied Anderson Valley Pinot Noir produced by the Duckhorn Wine Company. California has a range of soils and climates that allow this grape to be so expressive of its terroir. For this vintage, grapes were sourced from multiple sites in the Anderson Valley. The wine aged 16 months in French oak barrels (60% new). Look for a full-on fruity nose of ripe raspberry, violets, strawberry and spice. Dry, vibrant and supple on the palate with ripe red berry, earthy violets, orange citrus, cinnamon, anise and mineral flavours, silky and long on the palate. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast chicken, grilled chicken breast stuffed with Pisano ham and Gouda. Drink: 2021 - 2026 659854 14.5% XD 750 mL $69.95 Score: 91/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Escondido Tempranillo 2018, Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain: From Bodega La Milagrosa, Escondido 2018 is a bone-dry, full-bodied, juicy 100% Tempranillo from the Ribera Del Duero wine region. Look for bright cherry, red plum, mocha, baking spices and nutty flavours on the palate. Tannins are velvety and rounded. Very nice now. Pour with a grilled pork tenderloin. Tempranillo food pairings: bison burgers, tourtière, roast goose. Drink: 2021 - 2025 132597 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. October 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hedges Family Estate CMS Cabernet Merlot Syrah Blend 2018, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Hedges Cms 2018 is a fresh and rich Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah blend produced from grapes sourced from the Columbia Valley wine region in Washington. Zesty on the palate with bright red currant, plum, cracked pepper, citrus peel and nutty flavours matched with vibrant acidity. Tannins are fine-grained. Pour with well-marbled grilled meats. Lamb chops come to mind. Cabernet Merlot Syrah Blend food pairings: slow-cook blade roast, pork chops, veal Porterhouse, burgers and ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2024 20491 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tommasi Poggio al Tufo Rompicollo 2017, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: Tommasi Poggio Al Tufo Rompicollo 2017 is a full-bodied red blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes sourced from the Tuscany wine region. Fresh on the nose with wild blueberry, cassis, violets, lavender, mocha, dried herb flavours with racy acidity on the palate. Tannins are velvety and rounding. Enjoy now with a triple-cheesy pizza. Food pairings: rich tomato and roasted Italian vegetables sauce over penne, beef stuffed tomatoes and peppers. Drink: 2021 - 2022 13755 13% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

13th Street Cabernet Merlot 2019, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From the Niagara Peninsula wine region, 13th Street 2019 is a 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 47% Merlot red wine blend produced from grapes sourced from the Lakeshore Farm Vineyard. Smooth and delicious with liquid dark cherry, plum, mocha, white pepper and toasty oak spice flavours finishing with a vanilla kiss. Tannins are medium and the wine finishes long on the palate. Drink or hold. Pour with grilled red meats. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: grilled lamb chops, roast chicken, slow-braised pork shoulder roast. Drink: 2021 - 2025 56598 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. October 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cantine di Dolianova BLASIO Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2013, Sardinia D.O.C., Italy: Dolianova Blasio Riserva 2013 Cannonau di Sardegna is a medium-plus-bodied red blend of 90% Cannonau with 10% local variety grapes sourced from the Sardinia wine region. Elegant and juicy with wild berry, earthy, juniper and dried wild herbs balanced with food-friendly acidity. A perfect pairing to roast rabbit or grilled games sausages. Cannonau Di Sardegna Riserva food pairings: grilled red meats, lentil, leek and wild mushroom cassoulet, grilled game sausages. Drink: 2021 - 2025 19872 14% XD 750 mL $31.95 Score: 91/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Toscolo Chianti Classico 2017, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Toscolo 2017 Chianti Classico is an inviting and smooth red blend of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon wine grapes sourced from rocky "galestro" soils in the Tuscany wine region. Dry, medium-bodied and smoky with tart cherry, blackberry, plum, grilled herbs and smoky vanilla flavours vibrant on the palate. Elevage was in stainless steel tanks and then the wine was aged in French oak barrels for one year. Pair with a pasta Bolognese. Chianti Classico food pairings: stuffed roasted turkey, steak topped pizza, pasta in tomato sauce, breaded veal cutlets. Drink: 2021 - 2023 19521 12.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Shannon Ridge High Valley Lake County Zinfandel 2018, High Valley, Lake County, California, United States: From High Valley, Lake County wine region, High Valley Vineyard 2018 Zinfandel is lush and delicious with ripe black fruits, plum, dark cherry, cedar brush, mint, fine herbs and sweet spicy flavours on its full-bodied frame. One for the barbeque, enjoy with burgers and ribs. Zinfandel food pairings: burgers, ribs, grilled chicken, turkey burgers. Drink: 2021 - 2024 22033 15.9% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marchand-Tawse Marsannay 2018, Marsannay, Burgundy A.C., France: Produced by Pascal Marchand, Marchand-Tawse 2018 Pinot Noir is produced from grapes sourced from the Marsannay, Burgundy wine region. Dry, medium-bodied, fresh and fragrant with red berry, currant, red plum, dried fine herbs and subtly spiced, this PN has seen no oak. Finishes with good acidity and on a mineral note. Good now, better in 2022 and also a good cellaring candidate. Food pairings: Coq au vin, grilled lamb chops, roast quail stuffed with wild mushrooms, veal medallions in a cream sauce. Drink: 2022 - 2028 648345 12.5% XD 750 mL $43.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Del Rio Pinot Noir 2019, Rogue Valley, Oregon, United States: From the Rogue Valley wine region, Del Rio Vineyards 2019 Pinot Noir is produced from the most southerly wine-growing region in Oregon from the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains and north to the Rogue River. Grapes are sourced from vines growing in volcanic, sandy, loamy and clay soils. This is where PN loves to play. This example is dry, vibrant, elegant with bright cherry, earthy florals, fresh mushroom, fine herbs and sweet spicy flavours zesty on the palate. Tannins are pleasantly grippy. Lightly chill and enjoy with roast chicken. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled rack of lamb, pork tenderloin, turkey tournedos. Drink: 2021 - 2024 546366 13% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ranch 32 Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Monterey, California, United States: Ranch 32 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is excellent value at $20. Look for bright blackberry, red berry, savoury herbs, chocolate and spicy flavours on this full-bodied California Cab from cool-climate Monterey. Throughout the growing season, Ranch 32's vineyards are typically shrouded in coastal fogs from evening to almost noon which protects the grapes from the harsh sun while allowing for even ripening of the grapes. Pour with gourmet burgers from the grill. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled lamb chops, stuffed, baked breast of veal, hard cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2025 480269 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. October 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mas Carlot Les Enfants Terribles Costières-de-Nîmes 2018, Costières-De-Nîmes, Rhône A.P., France: From the Costières-De-Nîmes, Mas Carlot Les Enfants Terribles 2018 is a well-priced, full-bodied 60% Mourvèdre and 40% Syrah Rhône red with ripe dark fruits, earthy, meaty spicy flavours with vibrant acidity and grippy tannins. Good now, better in 2022 and pour with a prime rib done rare. Food pairings: meat-lover's pizza, sausage cassoulet, roasted root vegetables and lamb chops. Drink: 2022 - 2024 21941 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. October 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Renato Ratti Ochetti Nebbiolo 2018, Langhe, Piedmont D.O.C., Italy: Renato Ratti Ochetti 2018 Nebbiolo is produced from grapes sourced from the winery's estate vineyard in La Morra. Fragrant with pink florals, fresh red and dark berries, anise and bitter almond flavours on the palate. Nebbiolo food pairings: venison roast, baked stuffed pork chops, breast of veal roast.. Drink: 2021 - 2023 475913 14% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rizzi Langhe Nebbiolo 2018, Langhe, Piedmont D.O.C., Italy: Rizzi 2018 Nebbiolo is dry, medium-bodied and vibrant with bright red and dark berry fruit, toasted nut and spicy flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm. Produced from 100% Nebbiolo grapes sourced from vineyards in the Langhe wine region that were fermented in controlled temperature stainless steel tanks and aged in Slavonian oak barrels for 12 months prior to bottling. Nebbiolo food pairings: roast beef, roast leg of pork, venison stew, Shepherd's pie. Drink: 2021 - 2025 19747 14.5% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Aromo Reserva Privada Syrah 2019, Maule Valley, Chile: From the Maule Valley, Aromo 2019 Syrah is fresh and fragrant with blackberry, cherry, anise and pepper spice flavours silky and long on the palate. Tannins are velvety. Drink or hold. Syrah food pairings: duck confit over small roasted potatoes and green onion, duck fricassee on egg noodles, grilled goose breast with cherry coulis. Drink: 2021 - 2024 27206 14% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Merlot 2017, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: From Chateau Ste. Michelle, Indian Wells 2017 Merlot has a smattering of Syrah and Viognier added to the mix. Juicy with dark plum, berry, fine dried herbs, anise, cloves, vanilla and mocha flavours rich and generous on the palate. Tannins are structured and grippy. Pour with a roast leg of lamb or BBQ pork long ribs. Merlot food pairings: rack of BBQ ribs, veal Porterhouse, grilled lamb, cheese. Drink: 2021 - 2024 408864 14.5% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 91/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Glen Carlou Grand Classique 2018, Coastal Region W.O., South Africa: Glen Carlou Grand Classique 2018 is a rich, full-bodied and intense red wine blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc. Look for lush dark plum, blackberry, plum, crushed raspberry, savoury herb and toasty oak spice flavours balanced with vibrant acidity silky and elegant on the palate. Food pairings: roast pork, bison burgers, grilled striploin steak. Drink: 2021 - 2024 173880 14% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 93/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Decoy Pinot Noir 2019, California, United States: Decoy 2019 Pinot Noir is a medium-bodied, bright PN with ripe strawberry, blackberry, raspberry and pepper spice flavours on the palate. Beautifully-balanced with food-friendly acidity Chill slightly and pair it with a pork tenderloin en croute. This vintage was aged 10 months in French oak barrels. Pinot Noir food pairings: duck confit over small roasted potatoes and green onion, duck fricassee on egg noodles, grilled goose breast with cherry coulis. Drink: 2021 - 2024 191833 13.9% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flavs Amarone della Valpolicella 2016, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Veneto wine region, Flavs 2016 Amarone Della Valpolicella is deep, dark ruby in the glass with layers of blackberry fruit, plum, crushed raspberry, dried fine herbs with a hint spice and smoky vanilla flavours. Lovely, smooth and lush. Amarone Della Valpolicella food pairings: meaty lasagne, slow-braised beef brisket, grilled game sausages. Drink: 2021 - 2028 10204 15.5% D 750 mL $44.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bouchard Père & Fils Savigny-lès-Beaune 2018, Savigny-Lès-Beaune, Burgundy A.C., France: Bouchard Père & Fils 2018 Pinot Noir is elegant and fresh with bright strawberry, cherry, earthy and spicy flavours on the palate. Drink or hold. Pour with grilled veal chops. Food pairings: oxtail soup, turkey, duck, veal cutlets. Drink: 2021 - 2024 545798 12.5% XD 750 mL $42.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Geyser Peak Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, California, United States: Geyser Peak 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is a well-priced California Cab at $20. Dry, medium-bodied with smoky dark fruit, ripe plum, chocolate savoury on the palate. Tannins are structured and grippy. Pour with grilled red meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast beef, grilled game sausages, roast turkey. Drink: 2021 - 2025 20789 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. October 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Laurent Perrachon & Fils Corcelette Morgon 2019, Morgon, Beaujolais A.C., France: Laurent Perrachon & Fils Corcelette 2019 Gamay is a dry, juicy and spicy red showing ripe and fresh red berry fruit. A quality Gamay from the Morgon, Beaujolais wine region with vibrant acidity and firm tannins from oak ageing. Good now, better in 2022. Food pairings: pepper steak, roast chicken, turkey burgers. Drink: 2022 - 2025 469486 12.8% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hester Creek Estate Winery Syrah 2019, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A stunning BC red wine made from the Syrah grape and a dash of Viognier for a floral lift mid-palate. Aromas of violets, dark plums and smoke. Smooth with a long finish. Pair with rack of lamb. Drink: 2021 - 2025 14% D 750 mL $29.99 Score: 93/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Speck Bros. Sibling Rivalry Red 2019, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A smooth, full-bodied Niagara blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Aromas of ripe blackberries. Pair with grilled meats. Red food pairings: hamburgers on the barbeque, pasta with meat sauce. Drink: 2021 - 2023 126151 13.5% M 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. October 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stave & Steel Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, California, United States: A full-bodied, smooth, delicious Californian red wine made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in the Livermore Valley, a cool climate district. The wine is aged in bourbon barrels for four months rather than the oak usually used to age wine from France, Hungary or the US (but not bourbon oak). The bourbon oak staves (panels or strips of wood) impart a maple spice flavour to the wine, much like bourbon itself, with a brown sugar, vanilla toast finish. Aromas of ripe black fruit through the mid-palate. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2021 - 2024 541946 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. October 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Speck Bros. Revel Cabernet Baco Noir Dark Red 2020, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A robust, smooth Niagara red wine blend of Cabernet and Baco Noir grapes. Aromas of fleshy ripe black plums, dark spice and smoke. Produced by Henry of Pelham. Pair with grilled steak. Drink: 2021 - 2023 575662 13% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. October 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Provenance Series Rosé 2020, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely, aromatic BC rose with notes of field strawberries and fresh watermelon. Pair with grilled seafood. Rosé food pairings: grilled chicken and pear salad.. Drink: 2021 - 2023 12.9% D 750 mL $24.97 Score: 92/100. October 2021. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Invivo X SJP Sud de France Rosé 2020, South Of France, France: From Sarah Jessica Parker, Invivo X SJP 2020 Rosé is a dry, fresh and fruity blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah. Elegant on the palate with juicy red berries, fresh peach, ripe red apple and citrus zest flavours finishing long and silky. The wine was produced in collaboration with the Vins Chevron Villette. Grapes were sourced from the famous ‘Golden Triangle’ in Saint Tropez between Puget-Ville, Les Arcs and Le Thoronet Abbey which was built in the late twelfth century. The area is known for its clay-limestone soil, while Puget-Ville & Les Arcs are for Argilo-siliceous soil. Grapes were whole-bunch fermented with a few hours skin contact giving the wine a pretty coral pink hue. The wine juice was cool-fermented to dryness with some lees ageing in stainless steel tanks. Rosé food pairings: veal scallopini, pork tenderloin, green salads. Drink: 2021 - 2022 21585 12.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. October 2021. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hecht & Bannier Côtes de Provence Rosé 2020, Côtes De Provence, Provence A.C., France: From the Côtes De Provence wine region, Hecht & Bannier 2020 rosé is a dry, aromatic rosé blend of 44% Grenache, 38% Cinsault and 18% Syrah sourced from the high-altitude, cooler vineyards of Saint Antonin, Entrecasteaux, Carcès, Pourrières, La Londe-les-Maures departements in the South of France. Lovely on the nose with bright strawberry, cherry, red berry, pepper spice and fine herb flavours fresh and lively on the palate. Chill and enjoy with soft cheeses and a baguette. Rosé food pairings: strawberry spinach salad, roast turkey, veal scaloppini. Drink: 2021 - 2022 410035 13% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Dom Pérignon Rosé Champagne 2006, Champagne A.C., France: Dom Pérignon 2006 is a graceful, elegant and creamy rosé Champagne, fresh with pink grapefruit, fine herbs, honeyed nut, ginger and smoky mineral flavours wrapped up on a fine, persistent and zesty citrusy mousse. So delicious now. Drink or hold. Rosé Champagne food pairings: fish and chips, salads, creamy cheeses, fried chicken,. Drink: 2021 - 2028 20996 12.5% D 750 mL $375.95 Score: 97/100. October 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Undurraga Titillum Blanc de Noirs, Leyda Valley, Chile: From the Leyda Valley wine region, Undurraga Titillum Blanc de Noirs is great value at $20. Undurraga's property in Leyda was first planted in 2007 and the Pinot Noir grapes for this bright and creamy bubble are sourced from there. Lovely and sensuous on the palate with bright apple, berry, nutty, spicy, smoky, citrus zest flavours and food-friendly mouth-watering acidity. Chill and enjoy with seafood dishes. Blanc De Noirs food pairings: creamy cheeses, salads topped with fresh berry fruit, seafood canapes, grilled shrimp. Drink: 2021 - 2023 27206 12.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. October 2021. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Moncontour Cuvée Prédilection Brut Sparkling Vouvray 2017, Loire A.C., France: Château Moncontour Cuvée Prédilection 2017 Sparkling Vouvray is produced from 100% Chenin Blanc from the Loire wine region. Love the sweet almond nose on this spicy, creamy and rich bubble with honeyed almond, apple compote flavours all balanced with mouth-watering acidity. Drink now and often at this price. This wine spent 18 months on its lees giving it a nice richness and weight. Brut Sparkling Vouvray food pairings: shellfish, linguine carbonara, cheddar dill puffs. Drink: 2021 - 2023 168963 12.5% M 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cheurlin Brut Spéciale Champagne, Champagne A.C., France: Cheurlin Champagne is produced from 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, bright with fresh green apple and mineral aromas on the nose. Lively on the palate with a fine and persistent mousse of green apple crunch, red berry, citrus zest and flinty mineral flavours. Nicely balanced and well-priced. Chill and enjoy. Champagne food pairings: fish and chips, salads, creamy cheeses, watercress salads topped with chilled fresh steamed shrimp. Drink: 2021 - 2025 20241 12% D 750 mL $79.95 Score: 91/100. October 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Moncontour Tete de Cuvée Brut Vouvray Sparkling, Loire A.C., France: The French writer Honoré de Balzac featured this winery in his novel, La Femme de Trente Ans. What a bargain for such a crisp, toasty bubbly! Lovely bright green fruit and lemon lift on the finish. A toasty, nutty French sparkling wine from the Loire Valley. These bubblies are rare finds, and this one represents tremendous value. Perfect as an aperitif or companion to seafood and great novels. Vouvray Sparkling food pairings: seafood, oysters, fried chicken. Drink: 2016 - 2020 207936 12% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Decoy Brut Cuvée Sparkling, California, United States: From the Duckhorn Portfolio, Decoy is a traditional method California Brut, dry and vibrant on the palate with a creamy mousse of white florals, citrus, soft orange zest, smoky vanilla and finishes on a mineral note. Chill and enjoy on its own or pour with crispy fried chicken. Sparkling food pairings: creamy cheeses, quiche, brunch fare, smoked fish on baguette. Drink: 2021 - 2022 19313 13.5% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Krone Vintage Cuvée Cap Classique Brut Sparkling 2019, Tulbagh W.O., South Africa: Twee Jonge Gezellen Traditional Method, Krone Borealis Brut is a toasty South African sparkling wine at an exceptional price. The Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc grapes for this wine thrive on vines that grown in chalky limestone soils of the Tulbagh wine region. Look for white summer florals, orange zest, ginger and briny mineral flavours creamy and zesty on the palate. Twee Jonge Gezellen is among the oldest farms in the Western Cape and was one of 14 farms granted to colonists after 1700 by Willem van der Stel, governor of the Cape at that time. The town itself was established in 1743. And, there is also a legend behind this pretty Cap Classique bubble. The god of wine, Bacchus, fell in love with Ariadne, the daughter of the King of Crete. To prove his love, he threw her a golden crown and a circlet of gems into the sky that became a shrine to her in the form of the constellation of stars called the Corona Borealis, which means crown as does the name of this wine, Krone. Sparkling food pairings: smoked salmon and tuna, sushi, sashimi, roast chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2023 556654 11.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne 2010, Champagne A.C., France: Dom Pérignon 2010 is a bone-dry, racy, powerful and full-bodied Champagne multi-layered with fresh peach, dried pineapple, apple pie, toasted almond nut and citrus zest flavours creamy, rich and powerful on a persistent mousse. Drink or hold. Brut Champagne food pairings: crab cakes, seafood tapas, creamy cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2028 20755 12.5% D 750 mL $296.95 Score: 100/100. October 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

François Martenot Les Ammonites Petit Chablis 2020, Burgundy A.C., France: From the Burgundy wine region, François Martenot Les Ammonites 2020 Chablis is bright, crisp and clean with lemon zest, bright apple, flinty mineral and stony flavours on the palate. Pour with a coquilles St Jacques or oyster poor boy sandwiches. "Les Ammonites" refers to sea creatures that became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period and whose fossilized remains are an important characteristic of the soils of Chablis and for the distinct mineral flavours in this region's wine. Petit Chablis food pairings: steamed mussel and clam hot pot, grilled chicken dishes, oyster pot pie. Drink: 2021 - 2024 21547 12.5% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 89/100. October 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Erath Pinot Gris 2019, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: From Chateau Ste Michelle, Erath 2019 Pinot Gris is lushurious on the palate with lime-lemon zest, ripe pear and melon flavours lithe and beautifully balanced with vibrant acidity. The PG grapes from this vintage were sourced from Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley wine region. So good now! Pinot Gris food pairings: herbed quiche, pork tenderloin, veal cutlets. Drink: 2021 - 2022 17031 13% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henri Prudhon & Fils Les Perrières Saint-Aubin 1er Cru 2017, Saint-Aubin, Burgundy, France: From Saint-Aubin in the Burgundy wine region, Henri Prudhon Premier Cru Les Perrières 2017 is a zesty, fresh and cool-climate 100% Chardonnay with fresh apple, pear, soft orange citrus, lavender and flinty mineral flavours on the palate. Absolutely delicious with lovely replays and pin-point acidity. Excellent quality. Good now, better in 2022. Chill and enjoy with a steamed mussel and clam hot pot. Food pairings: pan-fried halibut steaks, grilled chicken, prawns, seafood chowders. Drink: 2021 - 2023 21280 13% XD 750 mL $54.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Speck Bros. Sibling Rivalry White 2019, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely, floral Niagara blend of Chardonnay, Riesling and Gewurztraminer grapes. Off-dry with aromas of stone fruit. Medium bodied with racy acidity for roast turkey or chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2023 126144 12% M 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. October 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery 7 Blanc 2018, Naramata, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely, floral BC white wine with pretty notes of daisies, lillies, and some lychee with baking spice. Light-bodied with good mouth-watering action as an aperitif or companion to seafood. This wine is a blend of gewurztraminer, pinot gris and muscat ottonel. Food pairings: sushi, spicy south Asian dishes, mild creamy cheeses, corn fritters. Drink: 2019 - 2022 19880 12.5% MD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Featherstone 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is a dry, mouth-watering SB, lighter in body and crisp with orange blossom, gooseberry, apple, pear and citrus zest flavours. Produced by Winemaker, David Johnson named Winemaker of the Year at the 2019 Ontario Wine Awards. Very food versatile. Chill and enjoy with calamari, fish tacos or ceviche. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: vegetarian dishes, shellfish, green salads. Drink: 2021 - 2022 89011 12.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. October 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Allram Strass Grüner Veltliner 2019, Kamptal D.A.C., Austria: From the Kamptal wine region, Allram Strass 2019 Grüner Veltliner is a great value Grüner at $20. Grapes are sustainably-grown and the wine is vegan-friendly. Easy to enjoy with its lemongrass, grapefruit, white pepper and lemon zest flavours refreshing on the palate. Chill and enjoy with grilled chicken breasts. Grüner Veltliner food pairings: Seafood salad with taragon shrimp, crab cakes, Herbed fish, pesto pasta. Drink: 2021 - 2023 28386 12.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. October 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Markus Huber Terrassen Traisental Grüner Veltliner 2019, Traisental D.A.C., Austria: Markus Huber Terrassen 2019 Grüner Veltliner is dry, medium-bodied and mouth watering with zesty lemon, hay, baked apple, grapefruit and fine herb flavours concentrated on the palate. The Grüner grapes for this vintage were sourced from the Traisental wine region in Austria and are from vines between 5 and 80 years of age. Chill and enjoy with a traditional wiener schnitzel. Grüner Veltliner food pairings: arugula and spinach salad topped with warm herbed goat cheese, grilled chicken breast, grilled prawns with pesto risotto. Drink: 2021 - 2025 484956 12.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 92/100. October 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Nugan Estate Bossy Boots' Sauvignon Blanc 2019, King Valley, Victoria, Australia: Bossy Boots' 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is a well-priced single-vineyard SB from Nugan Estate. Grapes are sourced from the cool-climate highlands of King Valley and enjoyed a slow and cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks, then matured for one year in French oak barrels. Dry, medium-bodied and zesty, look for flavours of ripe gooseberry, fine herbs, lime-lemon citrus zest and toasty notes on the palate. Chill and enjoy with green salads. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: cobb salad, fish tacos, crab cakes. Drink: 2021 - 2022 17648 11.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. October 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Angeline California Chardonnay 2019, California, United States: Angeline 2019 Chardonnay is a dry, medium-bodied creamy California Chard with ripe apple, pear, lemon curd, fine herbs and subtle baking spice flavours vibrant on the palate. Chill and enjoy with fish tacos. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled pork chops, veal scallopini, grilled chicken dishes. Drink: 2021 - 2022 10849 13.9% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Morandé Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2019, Casablanca Valley D.O., Chile: From the Casablanca Valley wine region, Morandé Gran Reserva 2019 Chardonnay is elegant and refined with layers of fresh pear, apple, lemon zest, anise and smoky vanilla spices balanced with fresh acidity. Nice complexity and concentration. Drink or hold. Pour with a seafood Alfredo. Chardonnay food pairings: shrimp creole, seafood chowder, fish and chips, fish tacos. Drink: 2021 - 2024 83287 13% XD 750 mL $16.25 Score: 91/100. October 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Schloss Schönborn Estate Graf Von Schönborn Riesling 2019, Rheingau Qualitätswein, Germany: A medium-bodied Riesling Qualitätswein with racy acidity, lush stone fruit, ripe apple, petrol and orange blossoms on the nose and silky on the palate. Pair with smoked fish or on its own. Easy to enjoy at only 10% abv. Riesling food pairings: fried chicken, vegetable curry, fish tacos. Drink: 2021 - 2025 653535 10% M 750 mL $18.95 Score: 92/100. October 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Submission Chardonnay 2019, California, United States: From 689 Cellars, Submission 2019 Chardonnay is rich and intense with ripe tropical fruit, stone fruit, red apple, lemon meringue and mineral notes on the palate. The name 689 Cellars comes from Chinese numerology, in which six, eight and nine are thought to bring good fortune. Chill and enjoy with pork chops from the grill. Chardonnay food pairings: veal cutlets, grilled chicken, honey garlic pork ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2023 14973 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. October 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kellerei Bozen Pinot Grigio 2019, Südtirol - Alto Adige D.O.C., Italy: Kellerei Bozen 2019 Pinot Grigio is a brilliantly zesty, cool-climate Pinot Grigio from the Alto Adige in northern Italy. Produced by Cantina Produttori Bolzanok, this PG is soft with white florals, lemon zest, pear, melon flavours finishing long with a smoky mineral kiss and food-friendly acidity. Nicely balanced. Chill and enjoy with fish tacos. Pinot Grigio food pairings: grilled chicken breasts, baked mussel and clam casserole, spring greens salad with pear and apple. Drink: 2021 - 2022 249466 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. October 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Maria Papoila Loureiro Alvarinho 2020, Vinho Verde D.O.C., Portugal: From the Vinho Verde wine region, Maria Papoila 2020 is a crisp and zesty blend of Loureiro and Alvarinho wine grapes. Lithe and tangy with bright apple, stone fruit, fine herbs, lemon verbena and fresh mineral flavours on the palate, this youthful white is produced from grapes grown in the granitic soils of northwest Portugal. Chill and enjoy with crab cakes and a lemon aioli. Loureiro Alvarinho food pairings: grilled shellfish, pan-fried fish, salads, calamari, grilled seafood, pasta Primavera. Drink: 2021 - 2023 408146 11.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. October 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Daniel-Etienne Defaix Les Lys Chablis 1er Cru 2006, Burgundy A.C., France: From Domaine Daniel-Etienne, Defaix Les Lys 2006 Premier Cru Chablis is bone-dry, rich and racy on the palate with ripe pear, orange zest, oyster shell, and briny mineral flavours. After vinification and malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged in tank on its fine lees for four years with a monthly bâtonnage. The lees stirring breaks up the lees which releases a pleasantly waxy glycerine that works as an antioxidant as well. Les Lys' is at the top of Vaillons and was once owned by the French Crown. The vineyards are on Kimmeridgian marl soils and are north-facing, so the grapes enjoy a long and even ripening process. The Domaine's origins date back to 1610 and is now run by Daniel-Etienne Defaix, 14th generation of the Defaix family. Chablis 1Er Cru food pairings: grilled shellfish, chicken, salads, seafood chowder. Drink: 2021 - 2026 289256 13% XD 750 mL $60.95 Score: 92/100. October 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Joel Gott Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2019, California, United States: Joel Gott 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is so pretty on the nose with guava, gooseberry, lemongrass and lemon-lime zest aromas. Very enticing on the palate, this SB is bone-dry with citrus florals, lime zest, gooseberry, dried fine herbs and lemongrass flavours on the palate. Chill and enjoy with halibut ceviche. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: tuna burgers, fish tacos, green salads topped with grilled shrimp. Drink: 2021 - 2023 191593 13.9% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. October 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Fortezza Greco 2018, Sannio, Campania D.O.C., Italy: La Fortezza 2018 Greco is excellent value under $16. Fragrant, dry and tangy on the palate with lemon zest, white peach, spice and saline mineral flavours; just a perfect pairing to seafood dishes. La Fortezza is located in the heart of the Benevento province in the commune of Torrecuso. Vineyards are sun-drenched with amazing views of the Apennine Mountains that separate Campania from Puglia. The winery was founded in 2006 by Enzo Rillo. Greco food pairings: calamari, salads, grilled seafood, fish tacos. Drink: 2021 - 2023 17744 13% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. October 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paul Mas Single Vineyard Réserve Marsanne 2019, Languedoc I.G.P., France: Paul Mas Reserve 2019 Marsanne is produced from grapes sourced from a single vineyard. Dry, medium-bodied and fresh with ripe gold apple, stone fruit, marzipan, nougat, lemon curd mouth filling flavours and balanced with food-friendly acidity. Pair with pork chops from the grill. Marsanne food pairings: lemon and garlic chicken, roast turkey, mild curries with fruit chutney. Drink: 2021 - 2022 462457 13% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. October 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Nederburg The Young Airhawk Wooded Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Darling, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: Nederburg's The Young Airhawk 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is a wooded SB smoky with tropical fruit and spicy aromas on the nose, dry, medium-bodied and fresh with asparagus, lime zest, smoky vanilla spice and flinty mineral flavours creamy on the palate. The SB grapes for this vintage were sourced from select cool-climate vineyards in the Darling, Western Cape wine region. Enjoy with fresh seafood dishes. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: brunch fare, eggs benny, grilled chicken breasts Dijonnaise, seafood Alfredo. Drink: 2021 - 2022 21099 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. October 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Shafer Vineyards Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2018, Carneros, Napa Valley, California, United States: Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch 2018 Chardonnay is a dry and full-bodied Chardonnay produced from grapes sourced from the Carneros wine region. Fragrant with white florals and ripe pear, smooth and sultry with layers of ripe tropical fruit, stone fruit, ripe apple, cinnamon, nutmeg and toasty oak spice on the palate. Pour with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: crab cakes, Cornish hen, pan-fried cod with lemon butter sauce. Drink: 2021 - 2025 45583 14.9% XD 750 mL $84.95 Score: 95/100. October 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jackson-Triggs Niagara Grand Reserve White Meritage 2020, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Jackson-Triggs Niagara Grand Reserve 2020 White Meritage is a vibrant and fresh blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes from the Niagara Peninsula wine region. Dry, medium-bodied and juicy on the palate with white florals, honeyed almond, tropical fruit, grapefruit and dried fine herb flavours. Chill and enjoy with chicken Kiev or veal schnitzels. White Meritage food pairings: grilled chicken, grilled prawns, green salads, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2023 360297 13% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 89/100. October 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine du Bicheron Mâcon-Péronne 2019, Mâcon-Péronne, Burgundy A.P., France: From the Burgundy wine region, Domaine du Bicheron 2019 is a dry, creamy and vibrant Chardonnay with lemon-lime zest, crunch green apple, honeyed ginger and flinty mineral flavours crisp and clean on the palate. Very, very nice, especially at this price. Food pairings: seafood chowder, roast turkey, grilled prawns. Drink: 2021 - 2024 18777 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. October 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Axel Pauly Generations Riesling 2019, Mosel Qualitätswein, Germany: From the Mosel, Axel Pauly Generations 2019 Riesling is vegan-friendly and impressive with honeysuckle, honeyed nut, apple, pear and crisp mineral flavours lush, mouth-filling finishing long and zesty on the palate. Drink or hold. Pour with a grilled pork tenderloin. Riesling food pairings: pork schnitzels, veal cutlets, smoked fish, pan-fried trout. Drink: 2021 - 2024 21033 13% M 750 mL $22.95 Score: 93/100. October 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Studert-Prüm Maximinhof Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2019, Mosel Prädikatswein, Germany: Studert-Prüm Maximinhof Wehlener Sonnenuhr 2019 Riesling Kabinett is lush with spiced orange zest, tropical fruit, grapefruit, ripe stone fruit on the palate and balanced with great acidity for food. Nicely done and so easy to enjoy. Chill and pour with pan-fried trout. Riesling Kabinett food pairings: mild curries, roasted yams and sweet potatoes, pork roast with apricot and peach chutney. Drink: 2021 - 2038 970129 7.5% M 750 mL $23.95 Score: 91/100. October 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rodney Strong Chardonnay 2019, California, United States: Rodney Strong 2019 Chardonnay is produced from sustainably-grown grapes and is a full-bodied, complex Chardonnay produced from grapes sourced from cool-climate vineyards in Monterey, Santa Barbara and Sonoma. A portion of the wine was barrel-fermented and aged on its lees for a further several months. Look for fresh tropical and citrus fruit, apple, lemon curd and vanilla flavours weighty and silky on the palate. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled lobster tail, pork, turkey burgers, linguini with clams and fennel. Drink: 2021 - 2024 226936 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. October 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Michele Chiarlo Palás 2019, Gavi D.O.C.G., Italy: Michele Chiarlo Palás 2019 Gavi is produced from 100% Cortese. Fresh and fragrant on the nose with white florals, ripe peach and pear aromas, dry, lifted and refreshing with tropical fruit, pear, lemon zest and mineral flavours elegant and zesty on the palate. Chill and enjoy on its own or pour with pan-fried walleye. Food pairings: grilled chicken, veal cutlets, prawns, salads topped with Edam or Fontina cheese. Drink: 2021 - 2023 28347 12.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. October 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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