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Dessert Wine

Henry of Pelham Cabernet Icewine 2017, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada: This 100% Cabernet Franc Icewine from famed producer, Henry of Pelham's 2015 Cabernet Icewine is a dessert in itself with flavours of cherry, raspberry, cake spice and tangerine flavours on the palate. Serve chilled on its own or with a linzertorte Henry of Pelham is nestled in the Short Hills Bench appellation and is a family-run business of the Speck family. Cabernet Icewine food pairings: cheesecake, chocolate mousse, crème brûlée, banana-split. Drink: 2019 - 2025 672402 9.5% S 200 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Inniskillin Gold Vidal Icewine 2018, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: An unctuous and layered Vidal Icewine opulent with rich apricot, tropical fruit and honeyed citrus flavours on the palate. Vidal Icewine food pairings: triple cream and blue veined cheeses, rich savoury pates, seared scallops, onion soup, fruit-based desserts especially pear flans and apple crisps. Drink: 2020 - 2024 19083 9.5% S 375 mL $89.95 Score: 94/100. December 2021. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Warre's Quinta Da Cavadinha Vintage Port 2005, Douro D.O.P., Portugal: Warre's Quinta Da Cavadinha 2005 Vintage Port is produced from Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz from a single vineyard. Although 2005 was not a widely declared a vintage, the quality of fruit from vines 50-plus years of age in Cavadinha's vineyards confirmed the vintage. Fragrant and floral on the nose, Warre's 2005 Vintage Port is full-bodied, structured and focused on the palate with licorice, tar, plum, blueberry compote, dark cherry and chocolate flavours on the palate. Ready to drink in 2027, but can easily cellar another 20 years or more. Enjoy with creamy blue cheeses or a dark chocolate terrine. Serve at 15ºC to 16 ºC. Vintage Port food pairings: fruit flan, dark chocolate, dulce leche cake. Drink: 2021 - 2025 21811 20% S 750 mL $54.95 Score: 90/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Messias Colheita Port 2003, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: Messias 2003 Colheita Port was bottled in 2015 and is a rich and balanced blend of 50% Touriga Nacional, 30% Touriga Franca and 10% each of Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca. Sweet, smooth and sensuous with a good concentration of dark berry, cherry, chocolate flavours that linger on the palate. Enjoy now and for the next eight years. Port food pairings: salty cheeses, roasted nut, dark chocolate studded with dried fruit. Drink: 2021 - 2028 21736 20% S 750 mL $49.95 Score: 91/100. December 2021. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Château La Caminade Malbec Merlot 2019, Cahors, Southwest A.C., France: Château La Caminade 2019 is a rich and smoky red wine blend of mostly Malbec, 25% Merlot and a splash of Tannat from the Cahors wine region. The wine is robust with fresh dark cherry, blue florals, cedar brush, savoury herbs and dark spices finishing earthy with bright acidity on the palate. Aged for 18 months in a combination of cement and stainless steel to preserve fruit freshness and acidity. Pour with prime rib. Malbec Merlot food pairings: beef stew, hard cheese, roast duck. Drink: 2021 - 2027 102954 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quinta Do Penedo 2013, Dão D.O.C., Portugal: From the Dão wine region, Quinta Do Penedo Reserva 2013 is a full-bodied and fragrant red wine blend of Touriga Nacional and Alfrocheiro and is a wine that is only made in the best of vintages. Great value as well under $20. Look for ripe dark fruit, blackberry compote, dark spices and balsamic flavours on the palate. Tannins are round and velvety. Pour with roast beef dinner. Food pairings: pork cutlets, roast duck, chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2023 21809 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stratus 2017, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Stratus 2017 is a fragrant, full-bodied red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Tannat. Look for leathery, dried dark berry and cherry fruit, grilled herbs intense and smooth on the palate. Enjoy now or cellar for five to eight years. Food pairings: grilled steaks, roast pheasant, rabbit fricassee. Drink: 2021 - 2028 312058 13% D 750 mL $49.20 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montecillo 2011, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: From the Rioja wine region, Monticello Gran Reserva 2011 Tempranillo is elegant and savoury on the palate with blue plum, cherry, red berry and spicy flavours matched with vibrant acidity. Tannins are rich and ripe. Produced form 100% Tempranillo. Enjoy with a roast of pork. Drink or hold. Food pairings: roast beef, grilled beef long ribs, smoked brisket. Drink: 2021 - 2028 239277 13.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Brancaia Chianti Classico 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Brancaia Riserva 2016 Chianti Classico is a smoky, full-bodied red wine blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot. Dry and concentrated on the palate with dark cherry, dark berry, chocolate, leather and earthy, savoury flavours finishing with a kiss of spice. Nicely balanced with food-friendly acidity. Tannins are structured and fine-grained. Drink or hold. Chianti Classico food pairings: veal chops in red wine sauce, turkey tetrazzini, soft cheeses. Drink: 2024 - 2028 260802 14.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J. Lohr Carol's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, United States: J. Lohr Carol's Vineyard 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is fragrant with ripe blueberry, cherry, earthy and cocoa aromas on the nose; dry, full-bodied and rich on the palate with dark berry, cherry, anise spice, dried tobacco leaf and chocolate flavours. Drink or hold. The wine commemorates the passing of Jerry Lohr's wife in 2008 due to complications from breast cancer. Today, $3 from every purchase of J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Since the program’s inception, sales from J. Lohr's Carol’s Vineyard releases have supported early breast cancer detection, access to mammograms, patient navigation systems and the delivery of HOPE Kits (a gift box of comforting items) to women undergoing breast cancer treatment. These programs continue to build on a partnership that has funded over 6,500 mammograms for women who otherwise would not be able to afford them. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast leg of lamb, beef enchiladas, barbecued ribs in sauce, hamburger, hard cheese. Drink: 2021 - 2027 246918 14.9% D 750 mL $94.95 Score: 91/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Parvis Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2018, Rhône A.C., France: Produced by Ferraton Père & Fils, Le Parvis 2018 Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a big, ripe and juicy CNDP with crushed raspberry, cherry compote, rooibos tea, spiced plum and pepper spice flavours finishing long and luxurious on the palate. Drink or hold. Pour with prime rib. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: grilled ribeye steak, lamb kebabs, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2021 - 2030 638551 15% XD 750 mL $56.95 Score: 93/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Torre Brunello di Montalcino 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: La Torre 2016 Brunello Di Montalcino is a richly-layered Brunello from the Tuscany wine region. Produced from 100% Sangiovese, the nose on this wine is intense with ripe sweet-tart cherry, dried tobacco leaf, savoury herb and dark spice flavours on the palate. From a warm and excellent vintage. Good now, better in 2023. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: slow-braised blade roast, roast pork shoulder, veal Parmesan. Drink: 2023 - 2040 17626 14% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 96/100. December 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Garofoli Piancarda Cònero Montepulciano Rosso 2017, Marche D.O.C., Italy: Garofoli Piancarda Cònero 2017 Montepulciano is produced from sustainably-grown grapes sourced from the Marche wine region. Dry, full-bodied and spicy with ripe dark fruits, anise, roasted herbs and savoury dark spice flavours with a vibrant and long finish. Fresh and beautifully-balanced. Montepulciano Rosso food pairings: meaty stews, grilled game sausages, roast goose. Drink: 2021 - 2025 721811 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. December 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Evel 2017, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: Evel 2017 is a rich and full-bodied Douro red wine blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and is amazing value under $15. Deep and dark red in the glass with dark fruit, flinty and smoky, spice flavours juicy on the palate. Tannins are grippy. Aged eight months in oak barrels. Pour with steaks from the grill. Food pairings: grilled sausages, pork chops, tourtiere. Drink: 2021 - 2023 190694 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Thomson Explorer Pinot Noir 2019, Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand: From Domaine Thomson, Explorer 2019 Pinot Noir is produced from a single-vineyard PN in Central Otago, South Island. Dry, lifted and zesty with ripe dark cherry, red plum, pink florals, spicy and toasty flavours concentrated, supple and long on the palate. Tannins are velvety. Lightly chill and pour with lamb kebabs, or grilled cedar-planked salmon. Pinot Noir food pairings: lamb chops, veal Piccata, roasted root vegetable casserole. Drink: 2021 - 2024 19619 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. December 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pieropan Vigna Garzon Amarone Della Valpolicella 2016, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: Pieropan Vigna Garzon 2016 Amarone Della Valpolicella is fragrant with ripe dates, dried cherry, chocolate and spicy aromas on the nose. Full-bodied and juicy on the palate with a mouthful of dark berry, dried cherry, raisins, chocolate, spice and savoury herb flavours balanced with food-friendly acidity. Tannins are firm. Decant two hours prior to pouring it with a Bistecca Florentine. Produced from organically-grown Croatina, Corvina, Rondinella wine grapes. Drink or hold. Amarone Della Valpolicella food pairings: well-marbled prime rib roast, rack of lamb, roast pork. Drink: 2021 - 2029 16087 16.5% XD 750 mL $61.95 Score: 91/100. December 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hollick The Bard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia: Hollick The Bard 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is a great value Coonawarra Cab at $17. Rich and concentrated on the nose with dark cherry, dried tobacco and minty aromas, the wine is dry, medium-bodied with ripe dark berry, cherry, exotic spices and minty flavours vibrant on the palate. Excellent now, but will continue to evolve in bottle. Drink or hold. Pour with steaks from the barbie. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: rib eye roast, pork tenderloin, rack of lamb. Drink: 2021 - 2026 26873 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. December 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

McManis Zinfandel 2020, Lodi, California, United States: McManis 2020 is a Zinfandel-driven red blend with splashes of Teroldego and Petite Sirah from sustainably-grown estate grapes from the Lodi wine region. Dry, full-bodied, juicy and delicious with ripe plum, wild strawberry, dark berry, vanilla, smoky, toasty oak spice flavours brilliant on the palate. Pour with pulled-pork sliders. Zinfandel food pairings: chicken wings, spaghetti Bolognese, grilled lamb loin, grilled duck breast. Drink: 2021 - 2026 256735 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. December 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Vierge Nymphomane Bordeaux Blend 2017, Hemel-En-Aarde Ridge, Walker Bay W.O., South Africa: From Hemel-En-Aarde Ridge, Walker Bay wine region, La Vierge Nymphomane 2017 is a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec Bordeaux-style red wine blend, full-bodied, plushy and zesty with cassis, dark plum, cherry, dried herbs and smoky, toasty oak spice flavours on the palate. Nicely done. Pour with striploin steaks topped with blue cheese. Drink or hold. Food pairings: roast beef, duck, goose, pheasant. Drink: 2021 - 2024 21109 14.8% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. December 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gary Farrell Hallberg Vineyard Dijon Clones Pinot Noir 2017, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Gary Farrell, Hallberg Vineyard 2017 Pinot Noir is produced from Dijon Clones 667, 777 828 Pommard and a mysterious “suitcase” selection. Rich on the nose and palate with bright cherry, cranberry, strawberry and blackberry aromas. Dry, medium-bodied and concentrated with layers of cherry, red berry, earthy mushrooms, dried tobacco leaf, olive, cold black tea, toasty oak spice and anise flavours plushy and vibrant on the palate. Tannins are rich and textured. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled shoulder lamb chops, turkey pot pie, roast chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2026 27686 13.3% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 93/100. December 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cap Royal Rouge 2018, Bordeaux A.C., France: Cap Royal Rouge 2018 is a vegan-friendly Bordeaux red wine blend fragrant with ripe blackberry, plum, bell pepper and smoky vanilla aromas. The wine is dry, medium-plus-bodied and harmonious on the palate with cassis, plum, capsicum, earthy violets and vanilla flavours. Tannins are polished. Approachable now and excellent value under $20. Food pairings: roast beef, pork tenderloin, veal Porterhouse. Drink: 2021 - 2025 486761 12.6% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Turley Juvenile Zinfandel 2019, California, United States: Turley Juvenile 2019 Zinfandel is a juicy, medium-bodied Zin with aromas of earthy florals, dark and ripe red berries. The wine is dry and a lovely mouthful of ripe red berry, blackberry, blueberry and spicy flavours finishing long and balanced with food-friendly acidity. Tannins are plushy. Pour with burgers and ribs. Drink or hold. Zinfandel food pairings: ribs, pork roast, lamb stew, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2021 - 2025 28954 15.5% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Chocolate Block 2019, Swartland W.O., South Africa: The Chocolate Block 2019 is the patio party size (1500ml) of this juicy Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon red wine blend with a splash of Viognier. A classy and savoury, full-bodied red wine generous with dark plum, black currant, dried pink florals, licorice, ginger, pepper and toasty oak spice flavours juicy and supple on the palate. Good now, better in 2022. Food pairings: meaty chili, game meats, hard cheese. Drink: 2022 - 2026 135996 14% XD 1500 mL $79.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Palacio de Sada Crianza 2015, Navarra D.O., Spain: From Bodega San Francisco Javier, Palacio De Sada Crianza 2015 is produced from old vines Garnacha with some Cabernet added to the mix. Lots of dark fruit, plum, dark cherry, savoury spice and smoky, toasty oak spice flavours on this deep, dark and tannic red wine with a firm grip. Produced from 40-plus year old vines from the Navarra wine region. Decant two hours prior to pouring it with rich game dishes. Crianza food pairings: barbecued meats, stews featuring beef and root veggies. Drink: 2021 - 2024 246736 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. December 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Casa Relvas São Miguel Escolha dos Enologos 2018, Alentejo, Portugal: Produced by Nuno Franco & Alexandre Relvas, Escolha Dos Enologos 2018 is a savoury, full-bodied red blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Alicante Bouschet, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Alentejano Wine Region. The wine is rich with charred black-fruit, dark cherry, dark chocolate and spicy flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm. Try in 2022 with burgers and ribs from the grill. Food pairings: vegetarian lasagne, veal parmesan, roast chicken. Drink: 2022 - 2026 445122 14.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 91/100. December 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Nadelli Salice Salentino 2018, Puglia D.O.P., Italy: From the Puglia wine region, Nadelli Salice Salentino 2018 Negroamaro is a plushy, juicy and concentrated red wine with ripe dark plum, blackberry, savoury herb, licorice and pepper spice flavours vibrant on the palate. Tannins are velvety. Excellent with a grilled game sausage casserole. Food pairings: meaty stews, grilled game sausages, pork roast. Drink: 2021 - 2025 22127 15% M 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Donnachiara Aglianico 2019, Campania I.G.T., Italy: From the Campania wine region, Donnachiara 2019 Aglianico is a bright and zesty medium-bodied red with ripe plums, sweet dried tobacco leaf, anise, cedar spice, smoky on the palate. Tannins are firm but manageable. Try from 2022 with a rich tomato saucy meat-lover's pizza. Aglianico food pairings: rich meaty pastas with tomato sauce, veal Parmesan, vegetable lasagne. Drink: 2022 - 2024 19334 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. December 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Michael David Petite Petit 2019, Lodi, California, United States: From California's Lodi wine region, Michael David Petite Petit 2019 is a robust big and juicy 85% Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot red wine blend with spicy black plum, blueberry, dark chocolate, smoky vanilla and toasty oak spice flavours concentrated on the palate. Aged 12 months in neutral French oak barrels. Pair with smoky grilled ribs. Food pairings: roast venison, moose burgers, grilled steak. Drink: 2021 - 2028 213017 14.5% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 89/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jackson Estate Vintage Widow Pinot Noir 2017, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Jackson Estate Vintage Widow 2017 Pinot Noir is a savoury PN with earthy florals, sous bois, dark cherry, fine herb and spicy flavours concentrated and smooth on the palate. Balanced with food-friendly acidity. Tannins are plushy. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal Porterhouse, chicken Kiev, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2024 696294 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Napa Valley, California, United States: Grgich Hills 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied and juicy 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and Petit Verdot red wine blend. Fragrant with smoky dark fruit and anise spice aromas on the nose, the wine is rich and full-bodied and smooth on the palate with ripe dark berry, sweet black cherry, black olive, meaty and toasty oak spice flavours. Nicely balanced with food-friendly acidity to pair with steaks from the grill. Tannins are velvety. More French in style and not surprising since Mike Grgich was responsible for making the 1973 Chateau Montelena wine that beat many of its French contenders in the Judgement of Paris. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb Bolognese, beef enchiladas, barbecued ribs in sauce, hamburger, hard cheese. Drink: 2021 - 2029 71407 14.7% XD 750 mL $99.95 Score: 93/100. December 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine De La Ferté Clos De Mortières 2018, Givry, Burgundy A.C., France: Domaine De La Ferté Givry Clos De Mortières 2018 is a juicy Burgundian Pinot Noir fresh on the nose with ripe cherry, red berry, blueberry and spicy aromas; dry, medium-plus-bodied and supple on the palate with bright acidity and velvety tannins. A good cellaring candidate for the next five to eight years. Drink or hold. Food pairings: roast turkey, duck, veal chops. Drink: 2021 - 2028 20914 13.5% XD 750 mL $54.95 Score: 90/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tohu Pinot Noir 2018, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Tohu 2018 Pinot Noir is produced from grapes from a single vineyard in the Awatere Valley. Bright and elegant on the palate with fresh cherry, red berry, spice and fine herbs. Grapes are hand-harvested, cold soaked prior to fermentation and the wine spends some time in French oak barrels on its lees giving it a creamy mouthfeel. Tohu is the world's first Maori-owned wine business. Pinot Noir food pairings: lamb chops, veal cutlets, grilled chicken breasts. Drink: 2021 - 2024 645242 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Prieuré de Cénac Malbec 2017, Cahors, Southwest A.C., France: From Chateau Saint-Didier-Parnac, Prieuré de Cénac 2017 Malbec is a dry, medium-bodied and elegant estate Cahors generous on the palate with dark fruit, cassis, savoury herb and dark spice flavours. Tannins are structured and pleasantly grippy. Pour with tourtiere or a game sausage casserole. Malbec food pairings: grilled pork chops, chicken Cordon Bleu, beef kebabs. Drink: 2021 - 2025 12985 14% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Paso Robles, California, United States: J. Lohr Hilltop 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec red wine blend is just the right size (375 ml) to enjoy on its own with a grilled striploin steak. The majority of grapes for this vintage were sourced from the cool-climate El Pomar District, with some from the warmer Creston District. Full-bodied and fragrant with blackberry jam, dried tobacco leaf, black olive, earthy and cracked pepper spice flavours with balanced acidity. Very approachable now. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled New York strip loin, hard cheese, lamb chops. Drink: 2021 - 2025 20757 14.9% XD 375 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Orin Swift Abstract 2018, California, United States: Orin Swift Abstract 2018 is a full-bodied red blend of Grenache, Petit Sirah and Syrah. On the palate the wine is juicy with blackberry compote, liquorice, earthy and spicy flavours finishing long and satisfying. Drink or hold. Food pairings: grilled meats, roast turkey, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2032 13249 15.7% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 94/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marchese Antinori Tenuta Tignanello Chianti Classico 2018, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: From Marchese Antinori, Tenuta Tignanello Riserva 2018 Chianti Classico is crafted from mostly Sangiovese wine grapes and it is impressive. Bright with juicy cherry, fresh violets and earthy mushroom aromas on the nose, the wine is vibrant and full-bodied with bright red berry, blueberry, dark chocolate, dried savoury herbs, smooth and opulent on the palate with pitch perfect acidity. Chianti Classico food pairings: hearty stews, sausage cassoulet, meaty lasagne. Drink: 2021 - 2030 512384 13.5% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Heras Cordón 2015, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Heras Cordón Reserva 2015 is and impressive Tempranillo-driven full-bodied red blend with some Mazuelo and Graciano all sourced from the Rioja wine region. Juicy aromas of red berry, cherry, cassis, grilled herbs and spice greets the nose with same concentrated on the palate. Acidity is in balance and tannins are silky. Drink or hold. Food pairings: rack of lamb, wild boar steaks, bison burgers. Drink: 2021 - 2032 144113 13% XD 750 mL $33.95 Score: 93/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Bean Coffee Pinotage 2020, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: From the Western Cape wine region, Roos Family Vineyards, The Bean Coffee 2020 Pinotage is great value under $16. Dry, full-bodied and fleshy with coffee, blackberry, ripe cherry, cocoa, smoky vanilla, and spice bold and fleshy on the palate. The coffee flavours in this wine is a reaction between the Pinotage and the toasted French oak barrels used in the winemaking. Try it with smoked meats and cheeses. Pinotage food pairings: roast leg of lamb, grilled chicken, venison steak. Drink: 2021 - 2026 251165 14% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marchese Antinori Pian Delle Vigne Brunello Di Montalcino 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Marchese Antinori Pian Delle Vigne 2016 Brunello Di Montalcino is a beautifully balanced and concentrated Brunello from the Tuscany wine region. Fragrant and rich with layers of dried cherry, blackberry, raspberry, dark plum, anise and savoury herb flavours on the palate, the wine is a good cellaring candidate for three or more years and then to be enjoyed for another eight. Pair with roast leg of lamb. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: grilled steak, roast leg of lamb, hard cheese, veal piccata. Drink: 2024 - 2032 651141 14% D 750 mL $77.95 Score: 93/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clos Bel-Air 2016, Montagne-Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France: From Montagne-Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux wine region, Château du Moulin Noir Clos Bel-Air 2016 is a dry, medium-bodied Merlot and Cabernet Franc red wine blend, rich on the nose with cassis, dark plum, raspberry, mocha, white pepper and flinty flavours on the palate. Tannins are structured and firm. Nice now, better in 2022. Food pairings: roast beef, pork tenderloin, rack of lamb. Drink: 2021 - 2025 633040 13.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rymill Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia: Rymill 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a Coonawarra Classic Cab with toasty oak spice flavours up front, dark chocolate, blackberry, dried wild herbs and olive notes vibrant on the palate. Tannins are firm and grippy. Aged 20 months in French oak barrels (33% new). A great cellaring candidate for three to five years. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast beef dinner, duck confit, roast leg of lamb. Drink: 2021 - 2030 26951 15.6% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari Nozzole Chianti Classico 2018, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Tuscany wine region, Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari Nozzole Riserva 2018 Chianti Classico is fragrant on the nose with sweet and sour cherry, nutty and dried fruit aromas. On the palate the wine is dry, full-bodied and rich with dark cherry, savoury herbs and subtle dark spices. A bit tight now with firm and chewy tannins. Try in 2023. Chianti Classico food pairings: lasagne, meat-lover's pizza, roast chicken. Drink: 2023 - 2028 11109 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château de Ségure Vieilles Vignes Fitou 2018, Fitou, Midi A.P., France: Château De Ségure 2018 is a full-bodied, rich and concentrated red wine blend produced from Old Vines Carignan, Grenache and Syrah from Fitou. Spicy on the nose with bright red berry aromas, ripe, dark fruit, cracked pepper and toast oak spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are grippy. Pour with well-marbled grilled meats or with a cassoulet. Food pairings: veal medallions, roasted pork loin, prime rib, coq au vin. Drink: 2021 - 2026 370254 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 87/100. December 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Creekside Red Tractor Cabernet Merlot 2019, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From the Niagara Peninsula wine region, Creekside Red Tractor 2019 Cabernet Merlot is a full-bodied 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc red wine blend matured one year in oak barrel prior to its release. Rich and concentrated on the palate with spiced plum, dark cherry, strawberry, cedar spice, wild herbs finishing smoky and smooth on the palate. The wine is named after the old Massey Harris tractor you see as you enter the Creekside Winery. Pour with rack of lamb. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: burgers, ribs, grilled pepper steak. Drink: 2021 - 2024 11851 13% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. December 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masi Riserva di Costasera Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: Produced by Sandro Boscaini, Masi Riserva Di Costasera 2015 Amarone Della Valpolicella is the big family-size version (1500 ml) of this lush and modern Amarone from the Veneto wine region. Juicy and luxurious on the palate with dark fruit, black cherry, dried violets, mocha, cedar and baking spice flavours finishing long, smoky and toasty on the palate. Produced with the traditional Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara and Oseleta wine grapes that spend a long time drying and concentrating on bamboo racks. Pair with prime rib. Drink or hold. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: leg of lamb, cheese, venison stew, hearty lasagna. Drink: 2021 - 2028 348037 15.5% D 1500 mL $156.95 Score: 94/100. December 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Red Tail Merlot 2018, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From the Niagara Peninsula wine region, Featherstone Red Tail 2018 Merlot is an elegant 100% Merlot with fresh berry and cherry aromas, smoky and spicy on the nose. Very approachable and easy to enjoy now, this fruity Merlot is bright and zesty with fresh cherry, spiced plum, and wild herb flavours on the palate. Aged 10 months in French oak. Pour with burgers and ribs. Featherstone's Red Tail Merlot pays homage to the winery's use of falconry to protect their juicy crop from the flocks of birds in the know. Merlot food pairings: beef, cheese, poultry, pork tenderloin , quesadillas, game. Drink: 2021 - 2025 131540 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. December 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Raymond Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley, California, United States: Raymond Reserve 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is enticing on the nose with dark red cherry, cedar spice and anise aromas. Dry, medium-plus-bodied with flavours of dark berry, raspberry and dark spices finishing long and with velvety tannins, of course. Pour with roast beef. Drink of hold. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: steak, stew, bison, venison, boar. Drink: 2020 - 2030 715979 15% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 93/100. December 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley, California, United States: Chocolate, mocha, espresso, coffee and smoke on the nose of this full-bodied Californian Cabernet. Fleshy sweet black plums and blackberries. Full-bodied and supple. Pair with a juicy steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: filet mignon, pork tenderloin, pizza, pasta, hard cheese. Drink: 2017 - 2022 711663 15.2% D 750 mL $219.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sister's Run Epiphany Shiraz 2018, Epiphany Vineyard, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: a well-priced juicy Shiraz with ripe blackberry, red berry jam, plum, cocoa, savoury herbs and toasted nut flavours on the palate, generous and soft with ripe tannins. Easy-to-enjoy with burgers and ribs. Shiraz food pairings: rare roast beef, grilled pork chops, blue cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2025 269464 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Faust Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley, California, United States: Faust 2018 is a big, deep and dark Cabernet Sauvignon produced from grapes sourced from the Huneeus’s family vineyards in Rutherford and Coombsville. Grapes were hand-picked and double-sorted, fermented in stainless steel tanks and French oak barrels as well as aged in French oak barrels (30% new, 70% single use) for 19 months. Rich on the nose with bright dark cherry, raspberry and earthy violet aromas. On the palate the wine is lush, supple with blackberry, cassis, dark chocolate, smoky vanilla, cedar spice and toasty oak flavours. Tannins are structured and firm. Good now, better in a couple of years as the wine evolves. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled lamb chops, Asian chicken salad, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2027 238261 14.5% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 94/100. December 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Michel Gassier Nostre Païs 2018, Costières De Nîmes, Rhône A.P., France: Produced by Michel Gassier, Nostre Païs 2018 is a dry, medium-plus-bodied and toothsome 50% Grenache Noir, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre, 5% Carignan and 5% Cinsault red wine blend from the Costières De Nîmes, Rhône wine region. Vibrant with ripe dark fruit, dark cherry, wild herbs, cacao, flinty, hot stones, pepper and savoury spice finishing rich and smooth. Tannins are silky. Food pairings: roast pork, beef tenderloin grilled game dishes. Drink: 2022 - 2026 295410 14% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 93/100. December 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Tournon Shays Flat Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Pyrenees, Victoria, Australia: Produced by M. Chapoutier, Domaine Tournon Shays Flat 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is dry, medium-plus-bodied with blackberry, black currant, red berries, spiced plum, sweet dried tobacco leaf and cedar spice flavours supple on the palate. Vines thrive in the deep red soils, schist, quartz and clay of Victoria's Pyrenees. A portion of the wine is aged in French oak puncheons (40% new) for under one year. Pour with grilled meats and soft ripened cheeses. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled meats, aged cheeses, blue cheese. Drink: 2021 - 2024 18478 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. December 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2018, Rhône A.C., France: Château de Beaucastel 2018 is a classic Châteauneuf-Du-Pape produced by Famille Perrin. The 13 historic grapes that are blended for Chateauneuf-du-Pape are present here in a deep garnet, full-bodied red. The 2018 vintage needs to unwind a bit and would benefit from some time in cellar. The main blend is 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah and 10% Counoise and smaller amounts of other permitted varieties. On the palate the wine is dry with red and dark berries, wild herbs and a mouth-watering finish. Tannins are fine and grippy. Try in 2022. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: rare prime rib, gourmet burgers, roast chicken. Drink: 2022 - 2036 711317 14.5% D 750 mL $94.95 Score: 95/100. December 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cuvée Sabrine 2017, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: From Domaine André Brunel, Cuvée Sabrine 2017 is a well-priced Côte du Rhône Villages red wine blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre. Fragrant on the nose and juicy on the palate with dark berry fruit, plum, crushed raspberry, vanilla and pepper spice balanced with zesty acidity for food. Gorgeous with a skirt steak from the grill done rare. Food pairings: prime rib, venison filet mignon, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2026 538496 14.9% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Capet Duverger 2016, Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France: Château Capet Duverger Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2016 is a full-bodied, lush Merlot and Cabernet Franc red wine blend with spiced plum, crushed black raspberry, dried savoury herbs rich and zesty on the palate. Tannins are structured and firm. Decant for a couple of hours prior to pouring it with a T-Bone steak. Food pairings: roast chicken, turkey, duck confit, pork roast. Drink: 2021 - 2024 28715 14% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 90/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Solaia 2018, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: From Antinori, Solaia 2018 is an elegant, rich and a beautifully crafted and balanced 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 7% Cabernet Franc red wine blend with rich cassis, dark cherry, ripe raspberry, lavender, mint, mocha and flinty flavours opulent with a long finish. A good cellaring candidate with a lot of promise. Drink or hold. Food pairings: rib eye roast, filet mignon, rack of lamb. Drink: 2026 - 2036 987586 14% D 750 mL $475.95 Score: 98/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gérard Bertrand Grand Terroir Les Aspres Syrah Mourvèdre Grenache 2018, Côtes Du Roussillon Les Aspres, Roussillon A.P., France: Gérard Bertrand Grand Terroir Les Aspres 2018 is a dry, savoury, medium-plus-bodied Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache red blend from grapes sourced in the Côtes Du Roussillon wine region. Great value at $20. Very impressive with ripe cassis, red berry, mint, cedar brush spice and mineral flavours on the palate. "Gérard Bertrand" is a name that has long been associated with quality and superb craftsmanship, as is this wine that is drinking beautifully now. Syrah Mourvèdre Grenache food pairings: roast leg of lamb, lamb liver and sautéed sweet onions. Drink: 2021 - 2023 413245 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Shanahans The Old Dog Shiraz 2018, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: The Old Dog 2018 Shiraz is a well-balanced and structured Barossa Valley red with lots of ripe dark fruit, spice, mint and savoury dried herb flavours on the palate. Excellent value under $20 and a perfect pairing to roast leg of lamb. Shiraz food pairings: roast leg of lamb, grilled pork chops, ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2025 13030 14.2% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ridge Geyserville 2019, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: From Alexander Valley, Sonoma County wine region, Ridge Geyserville 2019 is a medium-bodied and rich red blend of mostly Zinfandel with Carignan, Petit Sirah and Alicante Bouschet in support. The wine is supple and multi-layered with dark fruit, blackberry, plum, cake spice, cloves and savoury herb flavours. Acidity is in balance and tannins are firm. Enjoy with burgers and ribs from the grill. Food pairings: barbecued meats, venison steak, bison burgers. Drink: 2021 - 2038 723072 14.5% XD 750 mL $74.95 Score: 94/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lealtanza Reserva 2015, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A medium-plus-bodied, vibrant Rioja red Tempranillo with crushed raspberry, bright red berry, plum, baking spices, savoury herbs with a balanced, long smoky and savoury finish. Vegan-friendly, pair with a vegetarian chilli. Food pairings: game meats, tarragon sirloin tips with mushrooms, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2020 - 2024 208223 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Peller Estates XXI JEP Red, Ontario, Canada: From Peller Estates, Xxi Jep is a non-vintage blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from five unique vintages and celebrates the $5 that the 24-year-old Andrew Peller had in his pocket when he arrived in Halifax from Hungary in March 1927. Look for ripe plum, red berry, cassis and spicy, savoury flavours on this smooth and full-bodied red from Ontario. Pour with gourmet burgers and ribs from the grill. Red food pairings: prime rib, lamb kebabs, roast chicken, grilled game sausage. Drink: 2021 - 2024 22485 13.9% XD 750 mL $79.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poggio Argentiera Bellamarsilia Morellino di Scansano 2019, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Tuscany wine region, Poggio Argentiera Bellamarsilia 2019 Morellino Di Scansano is excellent value under $20. Dry, medium-plus-bodied, rich and flavourful, with bright cherry, red berry and spicy flavours on the palate. Enjoy with grilled eggplant, pesto paninis. Morellino Di Scansano food pairings: meat-lover's pizza, meaty lasagne, veal Parmesan. Drink: 2021 - 2024 19756 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. December 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trinity Hill The Trinity 2018, Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand: From Hawke's Bay wine region, Trinity Hill, The Trinity 2018 is a Merlot dominant blend with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec in support. Fragrant with spiced plum and leathery notes, the wine is dry, medium-plus-bodied with a mouthful of blackcurrant, plum and red berry compote, earthy and cedar spice flavours smooth and silky on the palate with ripe tannins. Each vineyard parcel was harvested separately, de-stemmed prior to fermentation and skin maceration was extended for up to four weeks to further integrate and soften the tannins. The individual wine juice was aged 15 months in a combination of French oak barriques and stainless-steel tanks, then blended to create the final wine. Food pairings: roast pork, beef enchiladas, meaty stews and soups. Drink: 2021 - 2024 551630 13.5% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo 2017, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Renato Ratti Marcenasco 2017 Barolo is a vibrant and savoury 100% Nebbiolo sourced from a single-vineyard and produced by the Ratti family of La Morra. Fragrant with Morello cherry, red berry, baking spice flavours with mouth-watering acidity. Tannins are structured and fine-grained. Try in 2024. Barolo food pairings: coq au vin, orzo risotto, spezzatino. Drink: 2024 - 2035 713479 14.5% XD 750 mL $69.95 Score: 96/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Guado al Tasso 2018, Bolgheri, Tuscany D.O.C., Italy: From Antinori, Guado al Tasso 2018 is a lush blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot sourced from the estate in the Bolgheri appellation. Fragrant with dark berry, plum and blackberry aromas, this is a delicious, medium-plus-bodied red wine with ripe red berry fruit, plum, black currant, anise spice and flinty flavours vibrant on the palate. Beautifully-crafted, but needs a little cellar time to come together. Try in 2024. Food pairings: filet mignon, prime rib, rack of lamb, gourmet burger. Drink: 2024 - 2045 986380 13% XD 750 mL $161.95 Score: 96/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

R Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Napa Valley, California, United States: R Wines 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from grapes sourced from various sites in the Napa Valley. A juicy, full-bodied Cab Sauv., with a mouthful of black currant, dark berry, plum, savoury and spicy on the palate. Pour with steaks from the grill. Drink or hold. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast beef, bison burgers, grilled ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2025 29135 13.5% XD 750 mL $99.95 Score: 90/100. December 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dog Point Pinot Noir 2017, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Dog Point 2017 Pinot Noir is a dry, fruity PN from Marlborough, South Island. Bright and beautiful with fresh red cherry, plum, anise, dried fine herbs and toasty oak spice flavours plushy on the palate. Produced from organically-grown grapes. So good now! Pinot Noir food pairings: roast turkey, veal Porterhouse, grilled lamb ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2025 329672 14% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 94/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Altesino Brunello Di Montalcino 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Altesino 2015 Brunello Di Montalcino is a savoury and rich, full-bodied Brunello with dark cherry, red berries, savoury herb, spice and smoky, earthy flavours on the palate balanced with good acidity for food. Pair with a meaty lasagne or a cheese-lover's pizza with lots of rich tomato sauce. A good cellar candidate for 10-plus years. Drink or hold. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: grilled skirt steak, pork roast, meat-lover's pizza. Drink: 2021 - 2032 994095 13% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 96/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Raymond Reserve Selection Merlot 2018, Napa Valley, California, United States: From the Boisset Collection, Raymond 2018 Merlot is a big, plushy and juicy red with plum compote, dark cherry, savoury herb and toasty oak spice flavours concentrated on the palate with vibrant acidity and firm tannins. Pour with game stews. Drink or hold. Merlot food pairings: grilled venison steaks, sausage cassoulet, roast beef dinner. Drink: 2021 - 2024 38059 14.3% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 91/100. December 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Mora Sagrantino 2013, Montefalco, Umbria D.O.C.G., Italy: Villa Mora 2013 is produced from 100% Sagrantino grapes from the Umbria wine region. A robust and unfiltered red wine perfumed with ripe dark fruit, blueberry, spicy, mouth-watering and long on the palate. Tannins are firm. A very powerful and big Italian red that demands food. Decant several hours prior to pouring it with a well-marbled rib eye from the grill. Also a great cellaring candidate for five-plus years. Sagrantino food pairings: pepper steak, roast leg of lamb with garlic and rosemary, roast pork tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2028 342394 14.5% D 750 mL $26.95 Score: 91/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Querce Bettina Brunello di Montalcino 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Querce Bettina 2015 Brunello Di Montalcino is a full-bodied and plushy Brunello with ripe red berry, plum, cherry, mocha and smoky vanilla flavours vibrant on the palate. Tannins are firm. Good now, better in 2022. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: game roasts, sausage cassoulet, meaty stews. Drink: 2022 - 2027 22008 14% XD 750 mL $69.95 Score: 91/100. December 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Il Molino di Grace Riserva Chianti Classico 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Il Molino di Grace Riserva 2015 Chianti Classico is a full-bodied 100% Sangiovese from Greve in the Tuscany Wine region. Fragrant on the nose with sweet-tart cherry and savoury herbs, this is a full-bodied, vibrant Chianti with bay leaf, sweet dried tobacco leaf, dried sage, cherry compote, dark plum, spicy and elegant on the palate matched with vibrant acidity and rich tannins. Chianti Classico food pairings: rich tomato and roasted Italian vegetables sauce over penne, beef stuffed tomatoes and peppers, vegetarian lasagne. Drink: 2021 - 2030 382945 13.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 90/100. December 2021. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Collina Serragrilli Serraia Barbera D'alba 2018, Piedmont D.O.C., Italy: Collina Serragrilli Serraia 2018 Barbera D'alba is fragrant with black currant, cherry and spice aromas. The wine is dry, full-bodied with layers of blackberry, plum, fine dried herb, spicy and polished on the palate with a long, juicy finish. Delicious now, but will continue to evolve in bottle. Pour with a meat-lover's pizza. Barbera D'alba food pairings: beef stew, hard cheese, grilled farmers pork chops, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2021 - 2025 22149 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. December 2021. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Château la Tour de l'Évêque Rosé 2020, Côtes De Provence, Provence A.C., France: Château la Tour de l'Évêque 2020 is a Côtes De Provence rosé blend of Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Ugni Blanc and Rolle. Always a joy to enjoy with its bright and zesty red berry, fresh cherry, raspberry, fine herb and citrus flavours on the palate, all balanced with food-friendly acidity to go with a range of foods. Try it with fish tacos, corn on the cob or herbed flatbreads. Rosé food pairings: pan-fried pickerel, steamed shrimp with lemon butter, salads. Drink: 2021 - 2023 319392 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. December 2021. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Megalomaniac Bubblehead Sparkling Rosé, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Made in the Traditional Method from 100% Pinot Noir wine grapes smoky and leesy on the nose with cranberry, fresh raspberry and soft spicy flavours that linger on the palate. Sparkling Rosé food pairings: soft cheese, grilled salmon steak, fresh fruit, veggies. Drink: 2020 - 2021 363655 13% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 89/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Roco Rms Sparkling 2015, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: Roco Rms 2015 is a traditional method sparkling wine from the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Produced from 70% Pinot Noir with the balance in Chardonnay wine grapes fragrant with baked apple dumpling, soft orange zest, brioche and a saline minerality delivered on a persistent mousse. Beautifully structured and balanced, this sparkler did have extended bottle aging before disgorgement. Sparkling food pairings: smoked salmon, brunch dishes, creamy cheeses, chips and dip. Drink: 2021 - 2033 17692 12.5% D 750 mL $79.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Taltarni Taché Brut Rosé Sparkling 2013, Pyrenees, Victoria, Australia: From Australia's Pyrenees, Victoria wine region, Taltarni Taché 2013 is a traditional method bubble with a lively mousse of ripe yellow apple, buttered toast, ripe peach and citrus zest flavours delightful on the palate. So much fun. Chill and enjoy tonight. Brut Rosé Sparkling food pairings: salads, cold turkey sandwiches, creamy cheeses, seafood. Drink: 2021 - 2022 967398 13% D 750 mL $28.95 Score: 91/100. December 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kew Vineyards Blanc de Noirs 2017, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Kew Vineyards 2017 Blanc de Noir is a traditional method bubble produced from 100% Pinot Noir, crisp and clean with a bright, persistent mousse of ripe red apple, biscuit, strawberry, red berry and citrus flavours ending long on a spritely mineral note. Blanc De Noirs food pairings: sashimi, salads, creamy cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2024 380030 12% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Brilla Rosé Prosecco 2020, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: From the Veneto wine region, Brilla 2020 rosé Prosecco is so pretty in the glass. Pale pink and elegant on the nose with a lively and persistent mousse of ripe cherry, red berry, lemon-lime zest notes. Chill and enjoy on its own or with seafood and veggie appies. Rosé Prosecco food pairings: fish tacos, seafood canapes, creamy cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2022 21040 11% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. December 2021. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

G.H. Martell & Co. Charles Orban Brut Vintage Champagne 2008, Champagne A.C., France: G.H. Martel Charles Orban 2008 Vintage Champagne is fragrant with ripe apple, citrus zest and mineral aromas and flavours; dry, crisp and clean on the palate with a fine, persistent mousse and beautifully balanced acidity. Nicely structured. Chill and enjoy. Champagne food pairings: seafood bites, creamy cheeses, cold chicken sandwiches, salads. Drink: 2021 - 2025 20019 12% D 750 mL $76.95 Score: 93/100. December 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut Sparkling, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Domaine Ste. Michelle traditional method bubble is crisp and refreshing on the palate with ripe yellow apple, ripe pear, stone fruit, lemon zest, nutty, toasty and clean mineral flavours delivered on a vibrant, persistent mousse. Produced from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, this is a lovely, easy-to-enjoy non-vintage crowd-pleaser bubble, as is the price. Food versatile, sip it with bagels and lox at brunch, chips and dip, or roast chicken. Brut Sparkling food pairings: cold chicken and watercress sandwiches, smoked salmon on baguette, seafood hors d'œuvres, shrimp cocktail, egg dishes. Drink: 2021 - 2023 557637 11.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. December 2021. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château de Bligny Grande Réserve Brut Rosé Champagne, Champagne A.C., France: Château De Bligny Grande Réserve rosé Champagne just tickles the nose with pinkness. Love the ripe raspberry, red berry, brioche, nutty and lemon zesty aromas on the nose, vibrant on the palate with a fine and persistent mousse. Easy to love. Chill and enjoy on its own or with brunch dishes. Brut Rosé Champagne food pairings: fried chicken, chips and dip, oyster poor boy sammies, seafood and shellfish dishes. Drink: 2021 - 2026 21290 12% D 750 mL $65.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Vidal Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Vidal Estate 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is concentrated with apple, tropical fruit, lime and grapefruit zest creamy with a mouth-wateringly long finish. Very Sancerre-ish. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: herbed quiche, watercress soup, seafood hot pot. Drink: 2021 - 2022 17551 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Enrico Serafino Grifo del Quartaro Gavi del Commune di Gavi 2020, Piedmont D.O.C., Italy: Enrico Serafino, Grifo Del Quartaro 2020 Gavi Di Gavi is a savoury, exotic white wine produced from the Cortese grape from the Piedmont wine region. Fragrant on the nose with citrus florals, peachy and fine herb aromas. Enticing and vibrant on the palate with ripe stone fruit, blanched almond, fine herbs, soft citrus flavours with a silky finish and a salty mineral kiss. Chill and enjoy with calamari. Gavi Del Commune Di Gavi food pairings: spinach salad, goat cheese and baguette, brunch fare, grilled chicken dishes. Drink: 2021 - 2023 22138 12.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 91/100. December 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Selbach Tradition Feinherb Riesling Kabinett 2018, Mosel Prädikatswein, Germany: From the Mosel wine region, Selbach Tradition Feinherb 2018 Riesling is a fresh mouthful of ripe apple, pear, green plum, citrus zest and savoury mineral flavours lush, full and long on the palate. Blended from fruit grown in Dhron and Brauneberg, south of Zeltingen in the Mosel. Pair with glazed salmon or honeyed ham. Riesling Kabinett food pairings: mild vegetable curries, sweet and spicy pork ribs, veal schnitzel. Drink: 2022 - 2025 21031 10% M 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. December 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Esk Valley Riesling 2019, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Esk Valley 2019 Riesling is lovely and fragrant with ripe apricot, green apple and lime-lemon zest aromas on the nose; dry, elegant and mouth-filling with ripe stone fruit, white pepper, ginger, citrus zest flavours that linger on the palate. Drink or hold. Riesling food pairings: pork chops, veal chops, pan-fried trout. Drink: 2021 - 2024 19770 13% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 93/100. December 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Laporte Le Rochoy Sancerre 2019, Loire A.C., France: From the Loire wine region, Domaine Laporte Le Rochoy 2019 Sancerre is a rich and vibrant, lemon zesty, green apple crunch, mineral-laden and mouth-filling Sauvignon Blanc with amazing food-friendly acidity. Elegant and juicy. Produced from organically-grown grapes. Sancerre food pairings: roast chicken, turkey, grilled seafood tofu, aged creamy cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2025 22282 13.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 89/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stadt Krems Grüner Veltliner 2019, Kremstal D.A.C., Austria: Stadt Krems 2019 Grüner Veltliner is produced from sustainably-grown grapes from the Kremstal wine region. Bright and juicy with ripe pear, lemongrass, yellow plum, pepper spice and salty mineral flavours intense on the palate. Nice complexity on this elegant and harmonious Austrian Grüner. Drink or hold. Grüner Veltliner food pairings: pork chops, veal schnitzel, seafood chowder, grilled whitefish. Drink: 2021 - 2024 295626 12.5% XD 740 mL $18.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay 2019, Napa Valley, California, United States: Beringer Private Reserve 2019 Chardonnay is a spicy and toasty medium-plus-bodied California Chard from the Napa Valley wine region. Elegant and flavoursome, the wine is full-bodied with baked apple, tropical fruit, lemon curd, ginger, nougat and butterscotch flavours creamy on the palate. A rich, generous and solid Chardonnay aged 10 months in 100% new French oak barrels. Produced from organically-grown grapes by winemaker, Mark Beringer. Chardonnay food pairings: roast duck, rabbit fricassee, turkey burgers. Drink: 2021 - 2024 26682 14.7% XD 750 mL $64.95 Score: 93/100. December 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henri Prudhon & Fils Sur Gamay Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017, Saint-Aubin, Burgundy A.C., France: From the Saint-Aubin, Burgundy wine region, Henri Prudhon & Fils Sur Gamay Premier Cru 2017 Chardonnay is not a Gamay. Lovely on the nose with fresh apple, citrus zest, spicy and mineral aromas, this elegant, dry, medium-bodied Chard is concentrated and textured on the palate with fresh apple, pear, lemon zest and stony mineral flavours balanced with fresh acidity. An outstanding Burgundian Chard. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, turkey, grilled pork tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2024 21277 13.5% XD 750 mL $54.95 Score: 90/100. December 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Maria Southern Clays Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Villa Maria Southern Clays 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is produced from grapes sourced from a single vineyard. Fresh on the nose with grapefruit and fine herb aromas, the wine is bone-dry, medium-bodied with fine herb, ripe tropical fruit, lemon-lime citrus flavours and a briny mineral and mouth-watering finish. Pair with herbed roast chicken. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: baked goat cheese with cranberry and cherry coulee, goat cheese green onion and smoked salmon pizza. Drink: 2021 - 2023 447474 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 95/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Schloss Gobelsburg Domæne Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner 2020, Niederösterreich, Kamptal D.A.C., Austria: From Austria's Niederösterreich, Kamptal wine region, Domæne Gobelsburg 2020 Grüner Veltliner is a medium-bodied and mouth-watering Gruner Veltliner with ripe yellow apple, stone fruit, lemon-lime zest, pepper and baking spice flavours vibrant on the palate. Excellent value at $20. Grüner Veltliner food pairings: pan-fried panfish, calamari, meat salads, grilled halibut steaks. Drink: 2021 - 2025 965368 12.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. December 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bel Echo Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Bel Echo 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is mouth-watering and lush with lime zest, tropical fruit, gooseberry and fine green herb flavours intense on the palate. A fresh and brilliant SB from the Wairu Valley. Drink or hold. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: mild green curries, green salads topped with seared prawns and a squeeze of lime. Drink: 2021 - 2023 309609 14% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Neudorf Rosie's Block Chardonnay 2018, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand: Neudorf Rosie's Block 2018 is a vegan-friendly, unfined Chardonnay from Nelson, South Island, New Zealand. Fragrant with summer-kissed florals, nut, tropical fruit, lemon zest aromas, intense and silky on the palate with amazing food-friendly acidity. Chill and Enjoy with pan-fried halibut. Drink or hold. Chardonnay food pairings: seafood chowder, halibut steaks from the grill, seafood Alfredo. Drink: 2021 - 2023 19759 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Muga Flor de Muga Blanco 2018, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: From the Rioja wine region, Muga, Flor De Muga 2018 is Muga's top tier white wine produced from Garnacha Blanca, Maturana Blanca and Viura. After a short maceration the wine was fermented in small oak vats and rested on its fine lees for three months in concrete eggs, then aged in light-toast new French oak barrels for up to six months. Love the elegance on this wine, fragrant with summer florals, smoky and spicy notes, creamy with beautifully-balanced acidity. Drink or hold. Blanco food pairings: grilled fish, seafood risottos, grilled chicken dishes. Drink: 2021 - 2025 21002 13.5% XD 750 mL $48.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Raymond Reserve Selection Chardonnay 2019, Napa Valley, California, United States: Raymond Reserve 2019 Chardonnay is a richly layered, smooth Chard with ripe apple, pear, lemon custard, baking and vanilla spice flavours. Roy Raymond was the winemaker for Beringer from 1933 to 1970 prior to establishing his own winery in Napa Valley, California. Chardonnay food pairings: roasted stuffed chicken, cheese, pork chops. Drink: 2021 - 2023 716928 14.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 91/100. December 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dog Point Chardonnay 2018, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Dog Point 2018 Chardonnay is a dry, full-bodied, creamy Chard with juicy tropical fruit, toasted hazelnut, lemon cream, orange zest, and toasty oak spice flavours smooth and zesty on the palate. Lithe and youthful with beautiful purity of fruit. Drink or hold. Chardonnay food pairings: crab cakes, pork chops, chicken thighs in a light cream sauce. Drink: 2021 - 2025 238568 14.5% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Weingut Bergdolt-Reif & Nett Glaube-Liebe-Hoffnung Riesling Trocken 2019, Pfalz Qualitätswein, Germany: Produced by Bergdolt-Reif & Nett, Nett Glaube-Liebe-Hoffnung 2019 is an excellent value dry Riesling from the Pfalz wine region. The name on the label means Faith-Love-Hope. It is a lush and luxurious, full-bodied fruit-salad in the glass balanced with lively acidity. Chill and enjoy with pork chops from the grill. Riesling Trocken food pairings: smoked salmon, smoked whitefish, pan-fried pan fish. Drink: 2021 - 2022 21276 12.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. December 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lawson's Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Lawson's Dry Hills 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is a vegan-friendly SB produced from sustainably-grown grapes sourced from a certified sustainable vineyard in the Marlborough wine region. Crafted by Ross and Barbara Lawson who have been grape growers since 1980, and winemakers since 1992. This winery is part of the Family of Twelve, a group of a dozen artisanal wineries, six of which are from the North Island and six from the South Island, that was founded in 2005. Look for herbal-grassy notes, tropical fruit, lime zest and fine herb flavours on this wine balanced with mouth-watering acidity. A juicy SB, briefly barrel-fermented and aged giving the wine a nice mouthfeel, finesse and a harmonious finish. Drink or hold. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: grilled Dijon chicken stuffed with ham and cheese, salads topped with grilled shrimp, fish tacos. Drink: 2021 - 2025 214460 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. December 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

M. Chapoutier Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Côtes du Roussillon Blanc 2020, Côtes Du Roussillon, Midi A.P., France: From the Côtes Du Roussillon, Midi wine region, Les Vignes de Bila-Haut 2020 is amazing value under $16. Produced by M. Chapoutier, the wine is a dry, rich and full-bodied white wine blend of Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris and Macabeu from a selection of vines planted in limestone and clay soils, as well as from a parcel with later-ripening vines planted in granitic soils at higher altitudes. Dry, smooth and rich with ripe stone fruit, soft orange, lime zest, pepper, anise and mineral flavours on the palate balanced with lip-smacking, food-friendly acidity. Chill and enjoy with seafood Alfredo. Blanc food pairings: oysters Rockefeller, seafood ceviche, whitefish and potato saffron cakes. Drink: 2021 - 2024 485656 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 91/100. December 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fontanafredda Pradalupo Roero Arneis 2019, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Fontanafredda Pradalupo Roero 2019 Arneis is a medium-bodied bright, mouth-watering concentrated white wine with green apple, fresh lemon, flinty flavours and a fresh, zesty finish. Arneis food pairings: grilled shellfish platter, fish tacos, steamed shrimp, salads topped with grilled shrimp. Drink: 2022 - 2023 577700 13.6% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Matchbook Old Head Chardonnay 2018, Dunnigan Hills, Yolo County, California, United States: From J.L. Gigueure, Matchbook Old Head 2018 Chardonnay is a great value California Chard, creamy on the palate with ripe apple, vanilla and toasty oak spice flavours. Zesty and nicely balanced. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, pork chops, seafood Alfredo. Drink: 2021 - 2023 205492 13.9% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Elgin Vintners Chardonnay 2019, Elgin W.O., South Africa: Elgin Vintners 2019 Chardonnay is produced by Marinda Kruger-Claassen. Great value under $20 on this Classic Chard with ripe apple, pear, creamy lemon and well-integrated toasty oak spice flavours. Drink or hold. Pour with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: pan-fried trout, seafood chowder, veal chops. Drink: 2021 - 2023 21156 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. December 2021. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sokol Blosser Evolution Chardonnay 2019, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: Sokol Blosser Evolution 2019 Chardonnay is a delicious medium-plus-bodied Chard with bright pear, fresh apple, toast and lemon creamy flavours finishing with ripe apple and bright minerality. Chill and enjoy with seafood dishes. Chardonnay food pairings: lobster bisque, pan-seared halibut steaks, lemon-butter scallops. Drink: 2021 - 2022 22494 12.5% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 89/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Greystone Riesling 2018, Waipara, South Island, New Zealand: Greystone 2018 is a juicy, off-dry and elegant Riesling with ripe nectarine, apple, pear, mineral and lime-lemon zest flavours mouth-wateringly long on the palate. Chill and enjoy with pork chops from the grill. Drink or hold. Riesling food pairings: grilled pork tenderloin, grilled shrimp dishes, veal chops. Drink: 2021 - 2027 19765 13% M 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis Latour Les Genièvres 2019, Mâcon-Lugny, Burgundy A.C., France: From the Mâcon-Lugny, Burgundy wine region, Louis Latour Les Genièvres 2019 Chardonnay is a single-vineyard Chard produced from 30-plus year old vines made and matured in stainless steel tanks to retain fruit purity and freshness. Look for fresh pear, white florals, lemon and lime zest flavours on the palate. Chill and enjoy with grilled shellfish dishes. Food pairings: seafood pie, oysters on the half shell, mussel and clam hot pot. Drink: 2021 - 2025 673137 13% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Invivo Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Invivo 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is rich and textured with ripe tropical fruit, chive, mint and stony mineral flavours with a vibrant, lip-smacking and long finish. Drink or hold. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: salads, grilled chicken dishes, flatbread and herbed goat cheese. Drink: 2021 - 2022 16017 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Napa Valley, California, United States: Cakebread Cellars 2020 Sauvignon Blanc has a splash of Semillon added to the mix. A beautiful, fresh and mouth-watering white blend with a flinty, grassy, mineral nose. Medium-bodied, dry and rounded with bright citrus, pineapple and flinty mineral flavours on the palate. Winemaker, Stephanie Jacobs, ages 94% of the wine in neutral French oak for five months with the balance in concrete eggs. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: smoked salmon, smoked whitefish, pan-fried pan fish. Drink: 2021 - 2023 27659 13.9% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 91/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Greywacke Pinot Gris 2017, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Greywacke 2017 Pinot Gris is perfumed with ripe stone fruit, tropical fruit and spice on the nose. Lush and luxurious on the palate with exotic fruit, ripe stone fruit and tropical fruit flavours harmonious and mouth-filling with a silky, long finish. Pinot Gris food pairings: veal chops, goat cheese and herbed quiche, grilled chicken breasts. Drink: 2021 - 2026 994939 14.2% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand: Seifried Nelson 2020 is a vegan-friendly Sauvignon Blanc with grassy goodness, green apple, white-fleshed stone fruit, lemon zest, concentrated and balanced with mouth-watering acidity. Needs food! Chill and enjoy with chicken tournedos from the grill. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Caesar salads topped with grilled shrimp, calamari, seafood tacos. Drink: 2021 - 2023 19768 13% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Radford Dale Vinum Chenin Blanc 2019, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: From the Stellenbosch wine region, Radford Dale Vinum 2019 Chenin Blanc is produced from 40-plus year old bush vines. Lush and concentrated on the palate with ripe apricot, lemon curd, citrus zest, fine herbs and exotic spice wrapped up in vibrant and balanced acidity. Excellent value and a beautifully crafted Chenin for under $20. Drink or hold. Chenin Blanc food pairings: roast chicken, quail stuffed with dried apricot fruit and wild mushrooms, grilled fish. Drink: 2021 - 2024 25765 12.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 93/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Riesling 2019, Short Hills Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve 2019 Riesling is produced from Pelham's oldest estate vineyards (1984). Fresh and with apple, pear, white-fleshed stone fruit, citrus peel, light-bodied and crisp with a small amount of residual sugar. Chill and enjoy with calamari or fish tacos. Grapes were bunch-selected, gently pressed and cool fermented in stainless steel tanks. Henry of Pelham is one of 12 wineries that is Sustainable Winemaking Ontario (SWO) certified. The program now involves third-party ongoing verification. Look for the green leaf and certification notice on the back label. Riesling food pairings: shrimp, scallops, mussels, clams, roast pork, pasta with white sauce. Drink: 2021 - 2028 643361 12% M 750 mL $27.95 Score: 93/100. December 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: From the Marlborough wine region, Wither Hills 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is produced with sustainably-grown grapes. Zesty and intense on the palate with bright apple, gooseberry, lime-lemon zest, apricot and fine herb flavours with a long and vibrant finish. Nicely done! Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Thai green curry fish, apple stuffed chicken breast, steamed mussels, herbed couscous salad. Drink: 2021 - 2023 919514 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. December 2021. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Elephant Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand: Elephant Hill 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is fresh and silky with grassy goodness, kiwi, chive, gooseberry, grapefruit and lime zest flavours intense and mouth-wateringly good on the palate. Love the purity of fruit on this unoaked SB. Drinking beautifully now. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: hard cheeses, shellfish, Caesar salad, corned beef and cabbage. Drink: 2021 - 2022 96644 13% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. December 2021. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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