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Dessert Wine

Sandeman Tawny Port, Douro D.O.P., Portugal: This 20-year-old tawny port is absolutely glorious. Santa's not getting cookies and milk this year ;) Aromas of toasted almond, toffee and smoke. So lovely. This wine is aged in the winery's centuries' old cellars for an average of twenty (different vintages in the blend). Finishes with hints of dry honey, nuts and spices. Port food pairings: fruitcake, blue cheeses, nut pies. Drink: 2017 - 2021 116178 20% S 750 mL $61.95 Score: 93/100. January 2022. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Inniskillin Riesling Icewine 2019, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada: From the Niagara Peninsula wine region, Inniskillin 2019 Riesling Icewine is liquid gold in the glass and fragrant with honeyed apple, ripe stone fruit, tropical fruit and caramel notes deliciously sweet on the palate with balanced acidity to match. Chill and enjoy with blue cheeses, peach cobbler or apple pie. Riesling Icewine food pairings: cheese and nuts, fruit cup, apple spice cake with crème fraiche. Drink: 2021 - 2028 558288 9.2% S 375 mL $79.95 Score: 93/100. January 2022. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alvear Pedro Ximenez de Añada 2017, Montilla-Moriles D.O.P., Spain: From Montilla-Moriles, Ximenez De Añada Alvear Pedro 2017 is the perfect size to have with a dessert for two (375 ml). Figgy with candied citrus, nut, vanilla and toffee flavours, sweet, rich and luxurious on the palate. Nice balance of acidity to sweetness. Produced from 100% Pedro Ximénez. Lightly chill and enjoy with a fruit-based dessert. Ximenez De Añada food pairings: blue cheeses, salted nuts, fruit cake. Drink: 2021 - 2026 499152 16% S 375 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Garage Wine Company Pirque Vineyard Lot 90 Cabernet Franc 2017, Maipo Valley, Chile: From the Maipo Valley, Garage Wine Pirque Vineyard Lot 90 2017 Cabernet Franc is delish. Fragrant with ripe dark raspberry, cedar spice aromas, this is a beautiful, velvety Chilean Cab Franc rich on the palate with red berry, blueberry, dried herbs, cedar spice flavours matched with racy acidity. Tannins are firm and pleasantly grippy. Good now, better in 2024. Cabernet Franc food pairings: roast beef, rack of lamb, roast duck, turkey. Drink: 2024 - 2029 25926 14% XD 750 mL $37.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rizzi Barbaresco 2018, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Rizzi 2018 Barbaresco is a mouth-watering 100% Nebbiolo. Deep red in the glass and fragrant with wild berry, earthy florals and a touch of oak spice aromas, produced from grapes sourced from the Langhe wine region. A little shy on the palate and needs some time to open up, but the bright red berry fruit, dried herbs, dark spices and rich tannins are very promising on this elegant Barbaresco. Barbaresco food pairings: prime rib steak, venison stew, grilled game sausage, roast goose. Drink: 2025 - 2040 478958 14.5% XD 750 mL $45.95 Score: 93/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stark-Condé Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: From the Stellenbosch wine region, Stark-Condé 2018 is a deep, dark blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec. Look for ripe dark berry fruit, dark plum, spicy and savoury herb flavours on this rich and vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon-driven savoury red with a long, saline mineral finish. Nicely done! Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: tourtiere, beef long ribs braised in red wine and garlic, steaks from the grill. Drink: 2021 - 2026 68460 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Contucci Pietra Rossa Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Contucci Pietra Rossa 2015 Nobile Di Montepulciano is a smooth and delicious 100% Sangiovese from the Tuscany wine region. Fragrant with ripe cherry, blue florals and meaty aromas, the wine is dry, full-bodied and mouth-watering with ripe dark cherry, plum, red berry, anise and dried wild herbs. Tannins are velvety. Good now, better in 2022. Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano food pairings: slow-braised lamb shanks, venison stew, pork roast, BBQ beef long rips. Drink: 2022 - 2030 19754 14% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wolf Blass Black Label Cabernet Shiraz Malbec 2017, Mclaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, South Australia, Australia: Wolf Blass Black Label 2017 is a rich and luxurious Shiraz and Malbec red wine blend concentrated on the palate with layers of ripe dark fruit, plum compote, black olive, dried tobacco leaf, toasty oak spice silky, savoury and long on the palate. Tannins are a bit firm right now, but the wine will continue to evolve in bottle. Try in 2023. Cabernet Shiraz Malbec food pairings: beef fajitas, roast beef, roast goose, lamb shanks. Drink: 2023 - 2040 960468 14% XD 750 mL $119.95 Score: 95/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Michele Chiarlo Cipressi Nizza 2017, Nizza, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Michele Chiarlo Cipressi 2017 is fragrant with earthy blue florals, blueberry and flinty aromas on the nose. Dry, full-bodied and succulent with dark cherry, cassis, sous bois, anise spice and meaty flavours on the palate. Tannins are velvety. Drink or hold. Pour with steaks from the grill. Food pairings: grilled steaks, lamb chops, pork roast. Drink: 2021 - 2024 28347 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fabre Montmayou Reserva Malbec 2019, Mendoza, Argentina: From the Mendoza, Fabre Montmayou Reserva 2019 Malbec is great value under $20. Produced from 40-year-old vines around the Lujan de Cuyo and Las Compuertas regions, look for ripe plum, blueberry, anise spice, chocolate, vanilla and meaty flavours intense on its medium-plus-bodied frame. Approximately, 60% of the wine is matured in French oak barrels for one year. Good now, but could benefit from some time in bottle. Try in 2022. Malbec food pairings: game, lamb, spaghetti and meat balls, veal cutlets, osso Bucco, hard cheese. Drink: 2021 - 2025 261867 14% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. January 2022. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Napa Valley, California, United States: From Napa Valley, California, this is the holiday-size of this opulent Caymus 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (1500 ml). Look for ripe blackberry, cassis, dried tobacco leaf, black olive, dark chocolate and notes of balsamic flavours on the palate. Drink or hold. Pour with a prime rib roast beef dinner. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast beef, veal Porterhouse, venison steaks. Drink: 2021 - 2030 155200 14.5% D 1500 mL $439.95 Score: 95/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Invivo Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019, Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand: From Central Otago, South Island, Invivo 2019 Pinot Noir is an elegant and juicy medium-bodied PN silky on the palate with ripe red berry, raspberry, cherry, wild herbs, vanilla and smoky, toasty oak spice. Beautifully balanced albeit a bit warming at 14.2% abv. Pour with juicy lamb chops from the grill. Pinot Noir food pairings: lamb tagine, filet mignon of venison, rib steak. Drink: 2021 - 2025 466029 14.2% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine du Grand Tinel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016, Rhône A.C., France: Domaine Du Grand Tinel 2016 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape is a full-bodied, smooth and silky red wine blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah. Luxurious and mouth filling on the palate with ripe blackberry, dark cherry, savoury herb, cracked pepper flavours finishing long and satisfying. Tannins are grippy. Decant for a couple of hours prior to pouring it with a rich meaty dish. The grapes for this vintage were sourced from the La Gardiole and Palestor lieux-dits. Drink or hold. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: chicken herb-rubbed roast, duck breast with celeriac purée, breaded veal cutlets, tagliatelle alla Bolognese, lamb burgers, spicy sausage. Drink: 2021 - 2029 993964 15% XD 750 mL $52.95 Score: 91/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quinta da Rede Reserva 2016, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: Rede Reserva 2016 is a fragrant, full-bodied red wine blend from the Douro region. Produced from 60% Touriga Nacional, 25% Touriga Franca, 15% Tinta Roriz and excellent value at $15. Look for rich dark fruit, cedar box, toasty oak spice flavours and rich tannins balanced with food-friendly acidity. So good now. Pour with Porchetta. Food pairings: tourtiere, roast pork, bison burgers, grilled sirloin steaks. Drink: 2021 - 2025 431262 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. January 2022. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Autrand 2019, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: Domaine Autrand 2019 is a full-bodied red blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah generous and plushy on the palate with ripe dark cherry, blackberry, cedar spice and garrigue herb flavours. This is a beautifully-crafted Côtes du Rhône Villages and excellent value under $17. Pour with a roast chicken dinner. Drink or hold. Food pairings: grilled lamb chops, rich pasta dishes, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2021 - 2025 200030 14.2% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. January 2022. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Mirambeau Papin 2016, Bordeaux A.C., France: Château Mirambeau Papin 2016 is a rich red blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec from the Bordeaux wine region. Spicy on the nose and palate with dark berry, plum and savoury herbs with vibrant acidity. Tannins are fine and grippy. A wine made for ageing. Good now, better in 2022. Pour with a pork tenderloin en croute. Food pairings: roast beef, wild mushroom ragu, veal Porterhouse. Drink: 2022 - 2025 435651 13% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Aurelio Settimo Barolo 2016, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Piedmont wine region, Aurelio Settimo 2016 Barolo is produced from the Nebbiolo wine grape. Fresh and enticing on the nose with pink rose petals, cedar spice; dry, full-bodied with layers of ripe red berry, plum, tar, dried sweet tobacco leaf, rich and supple on the palate. Wine grapes for this vintage were sourced from the estate-owned vineyards of Aurelio Settimo in the heart of the Barolo wine region in northern Italy. Pour with prime rib. Barolo food pairings: roast beef, steaks from the grill, lamb chops. Drink: 2021 - 2029 291559 14% XD 750 mL $51.95 Score: 94/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine de la Pirolette Saint-Amour 2018, Beaujolais A.P., France: From the Beaujolais wine region, Domaine De La Pirolette Saint-Amour 2018 Gamay is as fresh on the nose as it is on the palate. Vibrant and fruity with fresh strawberry, red berry, cherry, pepper spice flavours and silky on the palate. Lightly chill and enjoy with a roast chicken dinner. Food pairings: roast chicken, pork tenderloin en croute turkey tournedos. Drink: 2021 - 2026 28189 14% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 89/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva 2012, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Viña Ardanza Reserva 2012 is a dry, medium-plus-bodied, Tempranillo and Grenache red wine blend with grapes sourced from the winery's vineyards in the village of Tudelilla, La Pedriza, in the Rioja. Look for ripe dark plum, dried cherry, balsamic and citrus zest flavours finishing long on the palate. Good now, better in 2022. Drink or hold. Food pairings: beef stroganoff, barbecued ribs, fruit chutneys, cassoulet, steak fajitas. Drink: 2022 - 2030 315531 13.5% XD 750 mL $54.95 Score: 93/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beringer Q 2018, Napa Valley, California, United States: Beringer Q 2018 is a robust red wine blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Petite Sirah. Fragrant with dark cherry and spicy aromas on the nose; dry and vibrant with spiced plum, blackcurrant, cherry, dark berry, savoury herb flavours rich on the palate. Acidity is edgy and tannins are firm and grippy. Shows a lot of promise, but needs some time in cellar to unwind. Try in 2023. Pour with bison burgers from the grill. Food pairings: pork sausage casserole, roast chicken, grilled rib eye steak. Drink: 2021 - 2030 27452 14.5% XD 750 mL $69.95 Score: 93/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château de Nages Heritage 2019, Costières De Nîmes, Rhône A.P., France: Produced by Michel Gassier, Château de Nages Heritage 2019 is a concentrated and rich red blend of Old Vines Grenache with splashes of Syrah and Carignan. Juicy and rich on the palate with black cherry, red berry, cracked pepper and earthy flavours savoury, smooth and finishing long. Tannins are ripe. Beautiful now, but the wine will continue to evolve in bottle over then next three to five years. Pour with a veal Porterhouse steak. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic, grilled meats, tourtière. Drink: 2021 - 2027 40964 15% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 91/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Volpaia Chianti Classico 2018, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Volpaia 2018 Chianti Classico is a vibrant red blend of organically-grown Sangiovese, matured for 12 months in large French oak casks. Mouth-watering with tart cherry, wild herbs and spicy flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm and grippy and the wine does need some time to unwind. The Sangiovese grapes for this vintage were sourced near the village of Volpaia from one of the highest vineyards in the Chianti region. Showing great promise, try in 2023. Chianti Classico food pairings: pasta and sun-dried tomato sauce, spaghetti and meatballs, lamb Bolognese. Drink: 2022 - 2028 953828 13.5% XD 750 mL $30.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wade Cellars Three by Wade Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Napa Valley, California, United States: From Wade Cellars, Three by Wade 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is fragrant with ripe black cherry, blackberry, dark chocolate, cedar and anise spice flavours savoury and silky on the palate. Tannins are ripe and velvety. The Cab Sauv. grapes for this vintage were sourced from vineyards in Oakville, St. Helena and Napa, hence the name "Three by Wade." the winery is owned by Dwayne Wade of basketball fame with Jayson Pahlmeyer as winemaking consultant. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast pork, grilled steaks, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2021 - 2028 20720 14.9% XD 750 mL $64.95 Score: 91/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quintarelli Classico Superiore Valpolicella 2014, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Quintarelli 2014 is an elegant and opulent full-bodied Valpolicella Classico Superiore concentrated on the palate with black cherry, dark plum, earthy, spicy and savoury flavours. Produced from a blend of Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella wine grapes with 50% of the fruit dried for two months before maceration. After fermentation the wine was racked into Slavonian oak barrels where it matured for seven years. Drink or hold. Valpolicella food pairings: beef steak, smoked ribs, venison tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2032 986117 15% D 750 mL $125.95 Score: 95/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jean-Ernest Descombes Morgon 2018, Morgon, Beaujolais A.C., France: From Georges Duboeuf, Jean-Ernest Descombes 2018 Gamay is lovely on the nose and palate with aromas and flavours of pink florals, ripe black cherry, raspberry, pepper spice balanced with vibrant acidity. Tannins are well-integrated and this medium-plus-bodied Beaujolais from the Morgon is very approachable now. Drink or hold. Food pairings: turkey, hamburgers, pizza. Drink: 2021 - 2026 946186 13.5% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Herdade do Sobroso Sobro Red 2019, Alentejo D.O.C., Portugal: Herdade Do Sobroso, Sobro 2019 is a big and rustic Portuguese red wine blend of Aragonés, Alicante, Bouchet, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah grapes. Look for ripe dark cherry, earthy and spicy flavours on the palate. The Sobro vineyard is planted on the banks of the Guadiana River and the wine is aged in 225 litre French oak barrels for six months. This wine is so named for southern Portugal's Sobro cork oak forest. Food pairings: pork tenderloin, hamburger, meat-lover's pizza. Drink: 2021 - 2024 306563 14% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. January 2022. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Seghesio Sonoma County Zinfandel 2019, Sonoma County, California, United States: Seghesio 2019 Old Vines Zinfandel is a medium-bodied, meaty and vibrant Zin with ripe blueberry, cherry, baking and pepper spice flavours full on the palate. Tannins are pleasantly chewy. Pour with burgers and ribs from the grill. Zinfandel food pairings: prime rib, grilled pork, chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2026 942151 14.8% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Familia Bastida Drama Dark Blend 2018, La Mancha D.O., Spain: From La Mancha, Familia Bastida Drama 2018 is a rich, medium-bodied Grenache and Tempranillo red wine blend. Bright with red berry, red plum, citrus zest and chocolate flavours on the palate. Tannins are velvety. Good now. Pour with meat and vegetable kebabs from the grill. Dark Blend food pairings: pork short ribs braised in red wine sauce, beef blade roast, game burgers. Drink: 2021 - 2022 22445 14.2% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. January 2022. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rioja Vega Crianza 2017, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Rioja Vega Crianza 2017 is a full-bodied 90% Tempranillo and 10% Grenache red wine blend. Bright with ripe cherry, spiced plum, smoked meat and vanilla flavours on the palate. Tannins are fine and velvety. Excellent value under $20. Bodega Rioja Vega was established over 125 years ago. Crianza food pairings: bison burgers, venison stew, stuffed venison flank. Drink: 2021 - 2026 471854 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

SeaGlass Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Central Coast, California, United States: SeaGlass 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is a dry, full-bodied, vibrant Cab rich with ripe blackberry, dark plum, black cherry and toasty oak spice flavours lingering on the finish. Very approachable now, enjoy with grilled meats. Seaglass Wine Company gets its name from the shards of glass that are polished over the decades into beautiful, one-of-a-kind gems by the natural ebb and flow of wind, sea and fog along the Central Coast of California. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: beef stew, meat-lover's pizza, pork roast. Drink: 2022 - 2024 20763 13.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. January 2022. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viña Cobos Felino Malbec 2020, Mendoza, Argentina: Viña Cobos Felino 2020 Malbec is dry, medium-plus-bodied and spicy with ripe blueberry, plum, anise and flinty mineral flavours savoury and smooth on the palate. Produced from hand-harvested grapes from mountain vineyards in the Uco Valley and Lujan de Cuyon districts of the Mendoza wine region, planted at altitudes of 2,300 and 3,800 feet above sea level. The cool nights high on the mountainside where the vines for this wine are planted provide a lively vibrancy on this Malbec. Drink or hold. Malbec food pairings: beef,  turkey, tomato sauces, hamburgers, spaghetti and meat balls. Drink: 2022 - 2025 118067 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Edna Valley Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Central Coast, California, United States: Edna Valley Vineyard 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied, smoky and spicy Cab from Central Coast, California and excellent value under $22. Rich on the palate with ripe dark cherry, cedar spice, garrigue herbs and flinty, smoky vanilla flavours that linger on. Tannins are velvety. Enjoy with a juicy sirloin steak from the grill. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled steak, pork Wellington, grilled lamb chops. Drink: 2021 - 2026 293950 13.8% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viños de Arganza Lagar de Robla Premium Mencia 2016, Castilla Y León, Spain: From the Castilla Y León, Lagar de Robla 2016 Mencia is a bright, medium-bodied red with ripe red cherry, blackberry, plum jam and dark chocolate flavours on the palate balanced with food-friendly acidity. Tannins are firm and grippy. Good now, better in 2022. Mencia food pairings: roast leg of lamb, gourmet burgers, roast duck. Drink: 2022 - 2024 439729 14% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. January 2022. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Signorello Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley, California, United States: Signorello 2018 is a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon-driven red blend with some Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec added to the mix. Produced from estate-grown grapes, the wine is bottled unfiltered and is vibrant with black currant, blackberry, nutty, spicy flavours and a dark chocolate finish. Tannins are structured and firm and the wine does need some cellar time to come together and show its best. Try in 2023. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast beef, turkey, tourtiere, roast goose. Drink: 2023 - 2026 60152 14.9% XD 750 mL $124.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, California, United States: Murphy-Goode 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a juicy and vibrant Cab with ripe dark fruit, cassis, fine herbs, toasty oak spice and smoky vanilla flavours on the palate. Lovely balance on this California Cab and great value as well under $25. Pour with roasted meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb stew, veal cutlets, roast chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2025 427542 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Saldo Zinfandel, California, United States: From The Prisoner Wine Company, Saldo Zinfandel is a robust and vibrant California ZIn with dark cherry, red berry compote, cassis, cedar brush spice and savoury herbs concentrated on the palate. Grapes for this vintage were sourced from prime sites in Dry Creek, Lodi and Amador. Zinfandel food pairings: grilled lamb chops, slow-braised beef brisket, sausage casserole. Drink: 2021 - 2025 235903 14% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Legit Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: Legit 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a robust and powerful, vibrant Cab with black cherry, dark plum, cedar brush spice, earthy and meaty flavours finishing long on the palate. Tannins are polished. Good now, but the wine is also a good cellaring candidate for the next 15 years. Drink or hold. Pour with bison burgers from the grill. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: burgers, ribs, sirloin steak. Drink: 2021 - 2034 27811 14% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 91/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tarot Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley, California, United States: From Secret Indulgence, Tarot 2018 is a supple, medium-plus-bodied red blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot with the balance in Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Lovely on the nose with ripe red berry, cherry, dark plum, cassis dried herbs, chocolate and toasty oak spice flavours silky on the palate. Tannins are fine-grained. Enjoy with striploin steaks from the grill. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: slow-braised lamb shanks, venison stew, pork roast. Drink: 2021 - 2030 16563 14.5% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 94/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Casale del Bosco Brunello Di Montalcino 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Tuscany wine region, Casale del Bosco 2016 Brunello Di Montalcino is a bold, full-bodied and vibrant Brunello, bright with dark cherry and layers of dark fruit compote, chocolate, spicy and smoky flavours on the palate. Brunello was almost unheard of until the winery's founder, Silvio Nardi, produced the first bottle of Brunello from his cellars in 1958. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: grilled steak, roast leg of lamb, hard cheese, veal piccata. Drink: 2021 - 2025 438572 14% XD 750 mL $51.95 Score: 91/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Triacca La Madonnina Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Triacca La Madonnina 2016 Chianti Classico is gorgeous on the nose with blueberry, blackberry, dark chocolate and spicy aromas. The wine is full-bodied, fruity, dry and vibrant with dark berry, savoury herbs, espresso, chocolate and spicy flavours. Tannins are firm and pleasantly chewy. Elegant and juicy, enjoy it with a meat-lover's pizza. Chianti Classico Gran Selezione food pairings: meaty lasagne, veal Parmesan, Bistecca Florentine. Drink: 2021 - 2025 19755 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 89/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viña Cobos Cocodrilo Corte 2018, Mendoza, Argentina: From the Mendoza wine region, Viña Cobos, Cocodrilo Corte 2018 is a full-bodied and fresh Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec red wine blend with blackberry, blueberry, black currant, dark chocolate and spicy flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm. Good now, better in 2022. Food pairings: tourtiere, beef long ribs braised in red wine and garlic, steaks from the grill. Drink: 2022 - 2025 480384 14.4% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fincas Las Moras Paz Malbec 2019, San Juan, Argentina: From San Juan, Argentina, Fincas Las Moras Paz 2019 Malbec is intense and silky with layers of blueberry, dark plum, smoky, spicy and savoury flavours elegant on the palate. Tannins are velvety. Drink or hold. Malbec food pairings: sausage cassoulet, veal Porterhouse, grilled beef ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2024 520486 14.4% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château La Garricq 2015, Moulis-En-Médoc, Bordeaux A.C., France: From Moulis-En-Médoc, Château La Garricq Cru Bourgeois 2015 is a full-bodied red blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% and 20% Petit Verdot. Look for ripe blackberry, plum, earthy florals and savoury herb flavours smooth and vibrant on the palate. Tannins are fine and firm. Good now, better in 2022. Pour with filet mignon. Food pairings: filet mignon, pork tenderloin, hard cheese. Drink: 2022 - 2027 21094 13.5% XD 750 mL $38.95 Score: 90/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Peter Lehmann Layers Shiraz Tempranillo Mourvèdre Grenache 2020, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: From the Peter Lehmann group, Layers 2020 is a unique blend of Shiraz, Tempranillo, Mourvèdre and Grenache, plushy and juicy with ripe red berry jam, plum, black cherry, cinnamon and black pepper spice long and vibrant on the palate. Pour with BBQ pork ribs and well-marbled ribeye steaks from the grill. The late Peter Lehmann, a.k.a. the Baron of the Barossa, was the first Australian wine industry figure to be appointed to the Order of Australia. Shiraz Tempranillo Mourvèdre Grenache food pairings: tourtière, roast pork, leg of lamb, bison burgers. Drink: 2022 - 2026 138883 14.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Donnachiara Aglianico 2018, Irpinia, Campania D.O.C., Italy: Donnachiara 2018 is a full-bodied Aglianico red wine from the Campania wine region. Look for layers of blackberry, blueberry, deli meat, earthy spices and savoury herb flavours mouth-watering on the palate. Tannins are velvety and smoooth. So good now. Aglianico food pairings: vegetarian pizza, rich tomato sauce and pasta, meat lasagne. Drink: 2021 - 2022 262956 13% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Belle Glos Dairyman Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: From the Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, Belle Glos Dairyman Vineyard 2019 Pinot Noir is a smooth and spicy PN produced from clones 116, 667 and 777. Rich on the nose and palate with blueberry, dark cherry, mocha, toasty oak spice, savoury herb flavours wrapped up on a mineral note. Sensuous and satisfying with velvety tannins. Drink or hold. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled chicken, roast pheasant, stuffed roast of veal breast. Drink: 2021 - 2024 366013 14.5% D 750 mL $59.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Orin Swift 8 Years In The Desert Zinfandel 2019, California, United States: Orin Swift, 8 Years In The Desert 2019 Zinfandel is a dry, full-bodied and juicy Zin with plum compote, crushed raspberry, anise and cinnamon spice lush and concentrated on the palate. Lots of good acidity for food and tannins are fresh and chewy. Enjoy with burgers and ribs from the grill. Zinfandel food pairings: gourmet hamburgers, grilled pork chops, meat-lover's pizza. Drink: 2021 - 2028 13195 15.5% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 94/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

H J. Fabre Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Mendoza, Argentina: From the Mendoza wine region, H J. Fabre Riserva 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is a medium-plus-bodied Cab with a chocolate cherry nose; dry and juicy with dark cherry, cassis, anise, cinnamon, oak spice flavours long and vibrant on the palate. Great value under $20. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: venison stew, grilled pork chops, veal Milanese. Drink: 2021 - 2025 646844 14.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Posta Malbec 2020, Mendoza, Argentina, Argentina: Produced by Laura Cantena, La Posta Pizzella Family 2020 Malbec is fragrant with blackberry, blueberry, earthy violets, dark spices, savoury herb aromas and silky on the palate. The wine is medium-plus-bodied, balanced with fresh acidity and tannins are pleasantly chewy. Great value at $17. Drink or hold. Malbec food pairings: lamb cutlets, beef tenderloin, prime rib. Drink: 2021 - 2024 166298 13% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tenuta di Biserno Il Pino Di Biserno 2018, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: From Tenuta di Biserno, Il Pino Di Biserno 2018 is a full-bodied, smoky red wine blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot intense with blackberry, cassis, crushed raspberry, anise and toasty oak spice flavours smooth and savoury on the palate. Tannins are velvety. Food pairings: roast beef, duck, partridge, bison burgers, tourtiere. Drink: 2021 - 2028 29092 15% XD 750 mL $79.95 Score: 95/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine de Suremain Mercurey Les Crêts 1er Cru 2018, Mercurey, Burgundy A.C., France: Domaine de Suremain, Les Crêts Mercurey Premier Cru 2018 is an elegant and sultry Pinot Noir with ripe cherry, raspberry, spicy, savoury herb flavours vibrant on the palate and finishing long on a mineral note. Pour with roast quail stuffed with wild mushrooms and leeks. Drink or hold. Food pairings: Coq au vin, duck confit, grilled chicken breasts. Drink: 2021 - 2024 635318 13% XD 750 mL $48.95 Score: 90/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Il Poggione Brunello Di Montalcino 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Produced from 100% Sangiovese grapes sourced from vines over 25 years of age, Il Poggione 2015 Brunello Di Montalcino is a full-bodied and concentrated Brunello generous with dark berry, earthy florals, dark chocolate, smoky, and spicy flavours all balanced with juicy acidity. Tannins are firm and chewy. Drink or hold, this wine is a good cellaring candidate for 20 or more years. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: game roasts, tourtiere, bison burgers, venison stew. Drink: 2021 - 2042 551176 14.5% XD 750 mL $71.95 Score: 95/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine de Rochebin Clos Saint-Germain Pinot Noir 2018, Burgundy A.P., France: Domaine de Rochebin Clos Saint-Germain 2018 Pinot Noir is an Old Vines PN produced from vines planted in the early 1970s. The domaine, itself, was founded in 1921. Look for ripe cherry, mocha, earthy mushroom, anise and cinnamon spice on this medium-bodied, savoury Burgundian red. Pour with veal scaloppini. Pinot Noir food pairings: beef roast Wellington, roast Cornish hens, lamb shanks in red wine sauce. Drink: 2021 - 2024 474890 12.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 88/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paul Mas Grenache Syrah Carignan 2019, Languedoc, South France A.P., France: From the Languedoc wine region, Paul Mas Collection Reserve 2019 is a great value, juicy, medium-plus-bodied Grenache, Syrah and Carignan red wine blend produced from grapes sourced from a single-vineyard. Spicy with ripe plum, red berry, savoury herbs and toasty oak spice flavours generous and smooth on the palate. So easy to love and so is its price point under $18. Grenache Syrah Carignan food pairings: veal chops, grilled pork tenderloin, roast chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2025 15159 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Couraze 2006, Fronsac, Bordeaux A.C., France: From Fronsac, Bordeaux wine region, Château Couraze 2006 is a medium-plus-bodied Merlot and Cabernet Franc red wine blend produced from vines over 33 years of age. Look for ripe blueberry, spiced plum, crushed raspberry and flinty mineral flavours smooth and long on the palate. Grapes were fermented in concrete vats and the wine was aged in oak barrels up to 15 months. Food pairings: veal chops, pork roast, turkey. Drink: 2021 - 2024 28297 13% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 89/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Michele Chiarlo Il Principe Langhe Nebbiolo 2018, Langhe, Piedmont D.O.C., Italy: Michele Chiarlo Il Principe 2018 Nebbiolo is amazing value under $24. Dry, medium-plus-bodied with ripe dark berry, plum, wild cherry, earthy and nutty flavours balanced with food-friendly acidity. Tannins are silky. Pour with a mushroom ragu, turkey and aged cheeses. The wine producing firm of Michele Chiarlo was founded in 1956 by present owners, Michele and Giuseppina Chiarlo, one of the most respected producers of Piedmont wines. Nebbiolo food pairings: meaty stews, meat-lover's pizza, roast chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2024 28347 14% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hacienda López de Haro 2016, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Hacienda López de Haro Reserva 2016 is a smooth and vibrant blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano sourced from select older vines. Look for ripe dark fruit, black currant, sweet dried tobacco leaf, chocolate, spicy and savoury flavours on the palate. Grapes are hand-harvested from Tioja's Ebro terraces in the area of San Vicente de la Sonsierra. The blended wine was aged in French and American oak barrels for 20 months prior to bottling. Pour with a roast of pork. Food pairings: souvlaki, lamb tagine, lamburger. Drink: 2021 - 2025 357335 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Francois-Xavier Lambert Prestige des Dentelles Gigondas 2019, Gigondas, Rhône A.P., France: Francois-Xavier Lambert Prestige Des Dentelles 2019 is rich and robust red blend of 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre, made in tank and aged in oak casks. Look for ripe dark cherry, wild herb and savoury flavours full and weighty on the palate. A powerful red from the Gigondas, Rhône A.P. with smooth and velvety tannins. Drink or hold. Gigondas food pairings: prime rib roast, bison burgers, venison filet mignon. Drink: 2021 - 2028 28297 14.5% XD 750 mL $33.95 Score: 91/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Astrolabe Wines Province Pinot Noir 2017, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: From the Marlborough wine region, Astrolabe Wines, Province 2017 Pinot Noir is rich with earthy florals, dark cherry, plum, cedar brush and baking spice flavours finishing on a flinty mineral note. Nicely balanced fruit to food-friendly acidity. Tannins are firm and chewy. Decant for one or two hours prior to pouring with lamb chops from the grill, or try in 2022. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast leg of lamb, roast pork with corn niblets and red bell pepper, roast crackling duck. Drink: 2022 - 2027 538918 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 94/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mazzei Ser Lapo Chianti Classico 2018, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Mazzei Ser Lapo Riserva 2018 Chianti Classico is a juicy medium-plus-bodied 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot red blend fragrant with dark cherry, spiced plum and earthy; dry, vibrant and velvety on the palate with plum compote, red berry, savoury mushroom, anise and cinnamon spice flavours vibrant on the palate. Tannins are firm. Drink or hold. Chianti Classico food pairings: ravioli, beef stew, pizza, pork chops. Drink: 2021 - 2029 288530 13.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 93/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin 2017, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Love, love, love Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin. The 2017 is a flavoursome, medium-plus-bodied Bordeaux-style blend of 61.4% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7.6% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec aged 12 months in French oak barrels (60% new). Fresh on the nose with ripe cassis, blueberry, dry and juicy with dark berries, blueberry, dark cherry, savoury herb and toasty oak spice all beautifully-balanced with natural acidity. The 2017 can easily cellar for several years. Food pairings: filet mignon, pork tenderloin, pizza, pasta, hard cheese. Drink: 2020 - 2026 626325 13.8% XD 750 mL $52.95 Score: 93/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sterling Vineyards Merlot 2016, Napa Valley, California, United States: This is a rich, full-bodied California Merlot with a smattering of Syrah, Pinot Noir and Malbec added to round the wine off. From an excellent vintage, beautiful with lush dark plum, dark cherry, baking spice and savoury herb flavours smooth on the palate. Nicely balanced. Pair with a filet mignon. Merlot food pairings: roast pork with apricot compote, crown pork roast with corn niblets, roast chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2023 330241 13.1% XD 750 mL $36.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Bellevue La Forêt 2018, Fronton, Southwest A.P., France: From the southwest of France, a well-crafted blend of 55% Négrette, 20% Syrah, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. The Négrette wine grape appeared in the 12th century and was named "Mavro" (black) originally brought in from Cyprus by the Knights of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem. Grapes are vinified separately and aged in large oak vats two years prior to bottling. This vintage is spicy and concentrated with dark plum, smoky earthy dried herbs and vibrant acidity for food. Food pairings: winter stew, rare cuts of meat, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2020 - 2025 354134 12.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. January 2022. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Foreign Affair Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A juicy, bull-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with ripe black currants, dark cherry, earthy and dried sweet tobacco leaf flavours on the palate. So rich, spicy and long on the finish. Made in the traditional Italian Appassimento method of drying grapes before fermentation to add more heft, body, colour, weight and alcohol to the finished wine. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: rib eye steak, sirloin tip roast, long ribs on the barbie. Drink: 2020 - 2024 127324 15.8% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 89/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masi Mazzano Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2012, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: A deep and dark Amarone intense with layers of charred dark fruit, dark cherry, dried fruit, leather and tobacco flavours matched with brilliant acidity on the palate. Not as sweet as most Amarones, but complex and delicious in its own right. Pair with bison burgers, wild boar, game sausage... you get the drift. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: prime rib roast, roast goose, venison filet mignon. Drink: 2020 - 2034 597476 16% XD 750 mL $134.95 Score: 96/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bleasdale Mulberry Tree Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Langhorne Creek, South Australia, Australia: A great value medium-plus-bodied Cab from the Langhorne Creek wine region. Vibrant with fresh blackberry, blackcurrant, savoury herb, mint, mocha and spicy oak flavours on the palate. Matured in French oak barrels (15% new). Tannins are fine. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb Bolognese, grilled New York striploin with chimichurri sauce, barbecued ribs in sauce, hamburger, hard cheese. Drink: 2020 - 2026 661892 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. January 2022. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

San Pedro 1865 Selected Vineyards Carmenère 2019, Maule Valley D.O., Chile: The wines from San Pedro's 1865 line come from its own vineyard planted with a specific variety. This medium-bodied Carmenère is savoury and smooth with of rich dark plum and cake spice flavours on the palate. So smooth. Enjoy now and for the next three years. Carmenère food pairings: venison, ratatouille, rabbit stew, bison steaks. Drink: 2019 - 2024 249201 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barossa Valley Estate E&E Black Pepper Shiraz 2016, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: A juicy, savoury Shiraz with ripe dark fruit, baking spice, mocha and, as its name suggests, pepper spice flavours finishing long on the palate with velvety tannins. Great acidity for food like a roast beef, or braised beef brisket. Shiraz food pairings: grilled ribeye steak, roast boar, slow-braised beef long ribs. Drink: 2019 - 2029 731620 15% XD 750 mL $99.95 Score: 94/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Black Chook Shiraz Viognier 2019, South Australia, Australia: Love this full-bodied Shiraz and Viognier red wine blend. The Black Chook 2019 is floral on the nose with dark cherry, earthy, savoury herb, pepper and toasty oak spice flavours generous on the palate. Great food-friendly acidity to pair with BBQ beef ribs. Shiraz Viognier food pairings: fried chicken in creamy gravy, rosemary lamb, pepper steak. Drink: 2021 - 2023 66738 14.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. January 2022. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Chocolate Block 2019, Swartland W.O., South Africa: From Boekenhoutskloof, Swartland wine region, The Chocolate Block (2019) is always a crowd pleaser with its full-bodied, fruity mouthful of smoky dark cherry, plum compote, baking and pepper spice, savoury herbs, menthol and mochanilla flavours. Produced from 70% Syrah with the balance in Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cinsault from the Goldmine and Porseleinberg farms. Tannins are structured and grippy. Good now, better in 2022. Pour with roast beef, pork or leg of lamb. Food pairings: Bobtje, roast chicken Marbella, western BBQ chicken, vegetable chilli, lamb chops. Drink: 2021 - 2030 129353 14.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 91/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Sonoma County, California, United States: St. Francis 2018 is a dry, intensely concentrated, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California. Earthy on the nose with blackberry, cocoa and smoky vanilla aromas, smooth and supple on the palate with dark cherry, cassis, olive, earthy, fine herb flavours with a savoury, smoky finish. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled meats, slow-braised long beef ribs, pepper steak. Drink: 2021 - 2024 671164 13.8% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château le Grand Retour Plan de Dieu Côtes du Rhône-Villages 2018, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: Château le Grand Retour Plan De Dieu 2018 is a fantastic value Côtes Du Rhône-Village under $16. Produced by Aubert Frères, the Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre red wine blend is fragrant with ripe dark cherry, blackberry, anise and pepper spice aromas. Dry, fruity and medium-plus-bodied with ripe blackberries, dark cherry, plum, ground pepper, earthy violets and spicy flavours on the palate. Chill and enjoy with burgers and ribs from the grill. Food pairings: gourmet hamburgers, grilled pork chops, barbecued steak. Drink: 2021 - 2023 224592 14.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Saint-Roch Chimères Grenache Syrah Carignan 2018, Côtes Du Roussillon-Villages, Midi A.P., France: Produced by winemaker Jean-Marc Lafage, Château Saint-Roch Chimères 2018 is a dry, rich and full-bodied 40% Grenache, 30% Carignan and 30% Syrah red blend aged 14 months in a combination of concrete tanks and 600-litre oak barrels. On the palate the wine is juicy and supple with a mouthful of blueberry, cherry, olive and spicy flavours concentrated on the palate. Absolutely excellent value and overdelivers for the price. Drink or hold. Grenache Syrah Carignan food pairings: smoky game burgers, beef steak, rack of lamb. Drink: 2021 - 2024 119354 15% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wakefield Winery Jaraman Shiraz 2019, South Australia, Australia: Wakefield Jaraman 2019 Shiraz is sooo good! Deep dark ruby glass, the Jaraman is a smoky, full-bodied Shiraz produced from a blend of 70% Clare Valley grapes with the balance sourced from the McLaren Vale. The wine was matured in American oak casks. Look for smoky, spicy dark cherry, dark berry compote and pepper spice flavours on this South Australia beauty. Pour with grilled meats. Shiraz food pairings: juicy, grilled rare sirloin steak, hard cheese like Cheddar or Havarti. Drink: 2021 - 2027 377036 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barón de Ley 2014, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Barón de Ley Gran Reserva 2014 is a full-bodied, Spanish red wine blend of Tempranillo and 15% Graciano with dried strawberry, raisin and cigar box aromas, smoked meat, smoky dark fruit and roasted nut flavours on the palate. Great acidity on this maturing Rioja. Aged in a combination of American and French oak barrels. Tannins are fine-grained. Pour with grilled game sausages. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb, roast beef, venison steak and sautéed wild mushrooms. Drink: 2021 - 2025 642496 13.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Portia Tempranillo 2017, Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain: Portia Crianza 2017 Tempranillo is a full-bodied, rich and creamy Ribera del Duero red with bright blackberry, plum, dark chocolate, savoury and spicy flavours vibrant on the palate. The wine is warming at almost 15% abv and tannins are textured and rounded. Enjoy with Pernil (Spanish style roast of pork). Tempranillo food pairings: roast beef, duck, partridge, bison burgers, tourtiere. Drink: 2021 - 2025 22473 14.5% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 90/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Balbás Ardal Crianza 2014, Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain: From Bodegas Balbás, Ardal Crianza 2014 is a robust red blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 14 months in American oak barrels. Deep and dark red in the glass, this is a big wine with aromas of fig, plum, parmesan cheese, cigar box; dry and toasty with ripe dark fruit, coffee, chocolate, smoky toasty oak spice, vibrant acidity and firm tannins. Decant two hours prior to pouring with a juicy roast beef. Crianza food pairings: pork short ribs braised in red wine sauce, pork shoulder roast with cherry red currant and wine sauce, pork schnitzel. Drink: 2021 - 2025 167601 14% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 89/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bodega Piedra Negra Gran Lurton Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina, Argentina: Produced by Jacques & François Lurton, Bodega Piedra Negra 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied, single vineyard red wine muscular and concentrated with ripe blackberry, crushed raspberry, dark plum, cigar box and toasty oak spice flavours long and velvety on the palate. Brothers Jacques and François Lurton started making wine in Argentina as far back as 1992, in the Alta Uco Valley, at the foothills of the Andes and this was the first wine made when they arrived in Argentina. They quickly discovered the potential of Cabernet Sauvignon in Argentina and in 1996 they planted Cabernet Sauvignon in their Finca Chacayes in Vista Flores. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled New York strip loin, barbecued ribs in sauce, braised pork shanks, strong cheeses, Margherita pizza. Drink: 2021 - 2025 980334 14% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Napa Valley, California, United States: From Napa Valley, California, Paul Hobbs 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied red, gorgeous with ripe blueberry, dark cherry, plum, chocolate, leather and wild herbs creamy and concentrated on the palate. A solid Cab with a long finish. Good now and could easily cellar another five years. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pork tenderloin, lamb with rosemary, grilled hanger steak. Drink: 2021 - 2030 119065 14.7% D 750 mL $144.95 Score: 94/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zuccardi José Malbec 2016, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: From the Uco Valley, Mendoza, Zuccardi José 2016 Malbec is so juicy and rich on the palate with loads of blueberry, mulberry, dark cherry, plum and cake spice flavours vibrant on the palate. Finishes long on a chocolate note. Drink or hold. Malbec food pairings: grilled meats from the BBQ, roast pork, veal cutlets. Drink: 2021 - 2024 20988 14% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 93/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Orestiadi Ludovico 2015, Sicily I.G.T., Italy: From the Sicily wine region, Orestiadi Ludovico 2015 is a smoky, robust and big red with ripe black cherry, blueberry, plum, dark chocolate, sous bois and smoky flavours on the palate. Tannins are velvety. A blend of mostly Nero d'Avola with a splash of Cabernet Sauvignon added to the mix, and great value under $20. Pour with a meat-lover's pizza or meaty stews. Food pairings: pasta and rich tomato sauce, rich stews, roast chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2025 388645 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Famille Perrin Nature 2019, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: From the Famille Perrin, Nature Riserva 2019 is a full-bodied and smooth Grenache and Syrah red wine blend with ripe dark cherry, red berries, grilled garrigue herbs, smoky, savoury and smooth on the palate. The Côtes Du Rhône winery is certified organic by Ecocert and was already into organic farming 40 years ago. The Nature line of wines are made in both white and red styles from organically-grown grapes. Food pairings: grilled venison steak, bison burgers, rack of lamb. Drink: 2021 - 2024 948059 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Craggy Range Te Kahu 2018, Gimblett Gravels, Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand: From Gimblett Gravels, Hawke's Bay, Craggy Range Te Kahu 2018 is a supple and savoury red wine blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot rich and full on the palate. Look for dark plum, berry, anise and toasty oak spice flavours balanced with food-friendly acidity on this flavoursome New Zealand wine. Drink or hold. Food pairings: grilled lamb chops, veal cutlets, turkey. Drink: 2021 - 2026 493023 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Fontenil 2008, Fronsac, Bordeaux A.C., France: Château Fontenil 2008 is a silky and elegant Bordeaux blend of 85% Merlot and 15 % Cabernet Sauvignon from the Fronsac appellation and is produced by Michel Rolland. The wine is dry, medium-bodied and rich with dark fruit, olive, sous bois, cedar and baking spice flavours smooth and long on the palate. Drinking beautifully now. Drink or hold. Food pairings: chicken herb-rubbed roast, duck breast with celeriac purée, breaded veal cutlets. Drink: 2021 - 2025 25012 14% XD 750 mL $47.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Charles Mignon Grande Réserve 1er Cru Brut Champagne, Champagne A.C., France: Charles Mignon Grande Reserve Premier Cru Champagne is the perfect size for one (375 ml). A rich and zesty blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes sourced from the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blanc. This pretty bubble is dry with soft mandarin and toasted nut flavours on a fine and persistent mousse. Champagne food pairings: fish and chips, chips and dip, seafood canapes, creamy cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2024 173492 12% D 375 mL $28.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gaston Chiquet Spécial Club Brut Champagne 2013, Dizy, Aÿ, Champagne A.C., France: From Gaston Chiquet, Spécial Club 2013 Champagne has lots to love. Fragrant with dried florals, almond nut; dry and richly layered with soft citrus, summer florals, nutty and spicy flavours with a fine, persistent mousse. Elegant, poised and simply fabulous! Disgorged November, 2019. Drink or hold. Brut Champagne food pairings: grilled shellfish dishes, oyster on the half shell with a berry mignonette, seafood canapes. Drink: 2021 - 2028 63776 12.5% D 750 mL $98.95 Score: 94/100. January 2022. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 Sparkling 2020, Nova Scotia, Canada: Benjamin Bridge Nova NV sparkling wine is produced in the Charmat method. This is a crisp, medium-bodied and wild-ferment bubble produced from Muscat varietals, Vidal, Seyval and Geisenheim wine grapes, fresh and aromatic with floral and ripe apricot, orange zest and mineral aromas on the nose; the wine is off-dry with lime-lemon zest, mango, apricot, ripe apple on a soft and persistent mousse. Chill and enjoy with spicy sushi or fish tacos. The "Nova" is in reference to Nova Scotia where the wine is made and "7" is for it inaugural vintage in 2007. Sparkling food pairings: seafood tapas, steamed shellfish, grilled seafood. Drink: 2021 - 2023 256289 6.5% M 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Moutard Père & Fils Grande Cuvée Brut Champagne, Champagne A.C., France: Moutard Père & Fils Grande Cuvee Brut Champagne is a classic. Fragrant with white florals, yeasty and nutty with a fine, zesty and persistent mousse of honeysuckle, lemon curd and toasty baked apple flavours finishing with a kiss of spice. Drink or hold. Brut Champagne food pairings: sushi, sashimi, seafood, smoked salmon on baguettes, grilled shellfish dishes, salads and canapes. Drink: 2022 - 2025 400432 12% XD 750 mL $48.95 Score: 90/100. January 2022. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Feuillatte Collection Blanc De Blancs Champagne 2014, Champagne A.C., France: Feuillatte Collection 2014 Blanc de Blanc Champagne is delicate with a creamy mousse of ripe stone fruit, toasted nut, lemon meringue with a hint of smoke on the palate. Lovely now. Chill and enjoy with chips and dip or seafood canapes. Blanc De Blancs Champagne food pairings: seafood canapes, fish and chips, fried chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2025 13831 12% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chandon Sparkling Rosé, California, United States: This great value in sparkling wine comes from Domaine Chandon, the California arm of Chandon, the producers of Dom Perignon. It is a traditionally crafted wine produced from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and spends 12 months resting on the lees. The result is an elegant wine that delivers the bread-and-toast autolytic notes so beloved in wines produced through the Champagne method. Expect this to be balanced and approachable, with complex red fruit tones. Enjoy with seafood or duck. Sparkling Rosé food pairings: roasted duck, pasta primavera, tapas featuring marinated olives and chorizo, a charcuterie platter. Drink: 2021 - 2023 405555 13% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chapel Down Kit's Coty Blancs de Blancs Sparkling 2014, North Downs, Kent, England, United Kingdom: From North Downs, Kent, Chapel Down Kit's Coty 2014 Blancs de Blancs is a sparkling Chardonnay with ripe stone fruit and earthy aromas, refreshing on the palate with a soft mousse of ripe stone fruit, lemon zest, earthy and yeasty flavours. Chill and enjoy as an aperitif or with fish and chips. Blancs De Blancs Sparkling food pairings: calamari, fish and chips, fish tacos. Drink: 2021 - 2023 21281 12% D 750 mL $89.95 Score: 95/100. January 2022. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masi Modello Millesimato Brut Rosé Prosecco 2020, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: From Masi, Modello Millesimato 2020 is a fruity Prosecco rosé, produced from Glera and Pinot Noir grapes. Bright and bubbly with strawberry, red berry flavours fresh and lively on the palate. Very moreish. Brut Rosé Prosecco food pairings: creamy cheeses, salads, calamari, veggies and dip. Drink: 2021 - 2023 21049 11% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. January 2022. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flat Rock Twisted Sparkling 2020, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Flat Rock Twisted 2020 is fragrant with white florals and off-dry on the palate with a racy mousse of ripe apple, key lime pie and citrus zest. Produced in the Charmat method from 98% Riesling with the balance in Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer grapes. A fun bubble and great value at $20. Sparkling food pairings: sushi, tempura vegetables, mildly spiced BBQ pork ribs, chips and dip. Drink: 2021 - 2023 14421 11.5% M 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. January 2022. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Emmolo No 3 Sparkling, California, United States: Produced by the Wagner Family of Wine, Emmolo No 3 is a traditional method bubble produced from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. Bright and dry with a lively, vibrant mousse of ripe apricot, pear, mandarin zest, baked pastry flavours with a mineral vein that runs throughout this delish sparkler. Chill and enjoy with turkey dinner. Sparkling food pairings: fish tacos, smoked salmon on baguette, brunch dishes. Drink: 2021 - 2023 15418 12.2% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 91/100. January 2022. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Huber Obere Steigen Grüner Veltliner 2020, Traisental D.A.C., Austria: Huber Obere Steigen 2020 Grüner Veltliner is a vibrant, vegan-friendly, sustainably-grown, Bio-Qualitätswein. Fresh on the nose with fine herbs, tropical fruit and orange zest aromas mirrored on the palate with an added kiss of white pepper, flinty mineral and lime zest flavours. Grüner Veltliner food pairings: roast pork, veal schnitzels, salads, seafood dishes. Drink: 2021 - 2025 28386 13% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 93/100. January 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pighin Pinot Grigio 2020, Friuli Grave, Friuli D.O.C., Italy: From Friuli Grave wine region, Pighin 2020 Pinot Grigio is a zesty PG, floral on the nose, dry, medium-bodied with ripe pear, apple and briny mineral flavours on the palate. The white wine grapes of Friuli Grave are grown in soils with large stones that retain the heat of the sun during the day with a slow release of that heat during the cool nights to allow the grapes to achieve full ripeness while maintaining their fresh acidity. Chill and enjoy with fish tacos. Pinot Grigio food pairings: pan-fried freshwater fish, salads, frittata, basil pesto, herbed chicken breast. Drink: 2021 - 2022 987545 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. January 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J. Lohr October Night Chardonnay 2019, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County, California, United States: From the Arroyo Seco, Monterey County, California, J. Lohr October Night 2019 is a silky Chardonnay with lime-lemon zest, fresh melon, buttered toast and toasty oak spice flavours balanced with bright acidity and finishing long and supple on the palate. The wine is aged in 40% new French oak barrels for 10 months. Drink or hold. Chardonnay food pairings: marinated lemon herb chicken breast grilled on the barbie, fish tacos. Drink: 2021 - 2024 225375 14.9% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 90/100. January 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jorge Ordonez Botani Old Vines Moscatel 2019, Málaga D.O., Spain: From the Málaga wine region, the grapes for Botani 2019 Moscatel were sourced from vines over 70 years of age. Produced by Jorge Ordoñez & Co., the winery was established in 2004 by the Ordoñez and Kracher families. Fragrant with beeswax and tropical fruit aromas, the wine is dry, full-bodied and dense on the palate with dried apple, lime zest and tropical fruit flavours. Very flavourful. Chill and enjoy with Bresse Poularde in fine herbs. Moscatel food pairings: creamy cheeses, cheese fondue, chicken Alfredo. Drink: 2021 - 2022 26428 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. January 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis Bernard Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2019, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.P., France: Louis Bernard 2019 is a great value, vegan-friendly white wine blend of Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Clairette, Roussanne and Viognier grapes sourced from the Côtes Du Rhône. Dry, full-bodied and flavourful with crisp acidity, look for lime-lemon zest, fine herbs, ripe stone fruit and a kiss of ginger spice brilliant on the palate. The wine has seen no malolactic conversion. Chill and enjoy with roast chicken or squab. Blanc food pairings: roast chicken, butternut squash risotto, turkey tournedos. Drink: 2021 - 2024 21259 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. January 2022. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rapaura Springs Rohe Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Blind River, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: From Blind River, Marlborough, Rapaura Springs Rohe 2020 is produced from sustainably-grown Sauvignon Blanc grapes. So much going on in this dry and mouth-watering SB with layers of lemon-lime zest, ripe peach, fine herbs and briny mineral flavours long and creamy from some lees ageing. Excellent now. Chill and enjoy. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: salads, herbed goat cheese on baguette, quiche, herb and veggie flatbreads. Drink: 2021 - 2023 12647 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Duckhorn Chardonnay 2019, Napa Valley, California, United States: From Napa Valley, California, Duckhorn 2019 Chardonnay is a consistent crowd-pleaser. Lush and rounded with baked apple pie, caramel, toasted almond nut, vanilla and lemon curd flavours creamy, long and fresh on the palate. The Chardonnay grapes for this vintage were sourced from Los Carneros, Napa Valley, Atlas Peak, Oak Knoll, Rutherford, and St. Helena appellations. The wine was 95% barrel-fermented with the balance in stainless-steel tank, then aged in a mix of new and neutral French oak barrels. Chardonnay food pairings: Asian dishes, crab cakes, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2025 418319 14.5% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 90/100. January 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chartron et Trébuchet Pouilly-Fuissé 2019, Burgundy A.C., France: Chartron et Trébuchet 2019 Pouilly-Fuissé is produced from Chardonnay grown on vines planted in Jurassic-era clay and limestone soils. Rich with oyster like fossils and minerals in the soil, this wine is mineral and lemon-scented; dry, mouth-watering and rich with ripe apple, zesty citrus and tropical fruit flavours. Very elegant, chill and enjoy with pan-fried herb and panko oysters or creamy cheeses. Pouilly-Fuissé food pairings: grilled salmon dishes, seafood Alfredo roast chicken. Drink: 2021 - 2025 10489 13% XD 750 mL $33.95 Score: 89/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Muddy Water Growers' Series Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Waipara, South Island, New Zealand: From the Canterbury, Waipara region, Muddy Water 2019 Sauvignon Blanc comes from a perfect vintage. Bright and zesty with concentrated flavours of fresh melon, guava, ripe stone fruit and citrus zest concentrated on the palate. The wine was matured for eight months in neutral French oak barrels. Chill and enjoy with herbed goat cheese on baguette. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: herbed quiche, brunch dishes, pasta Primavera. Drink: 2021 - 2023 19766 12.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. January 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Weil Junior Weissburgunder 2020, Rheinhessen, Germany: From the Rheinhessen, Robert Weil Junior 2020 Weissburgunder is a bright and zesty Pinot Blanc with a fresh nose of hay, pear and fine herbs. Dry, youthful and zesty, chill and enjoy it on its own or with a sauteed Dover sole. Weissburgunder food pairings: grilled pork tenderloin, linguine vongole, pan-fried trout. Drink: 2021 - 2023 21032 12.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. January 2022. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cune Blanco Reserva 2018, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: From the Rioja wine region, Cune Blanco Reserva 2018 Blanco is produced from Viura grapes from vines planted in 1973 in clay-rich soils around the village of Torremontalvo. The vineyard is protected from the frost by the small Barbarroja mountain. Look for ripe citrus fruit, beeswax, fine herbs and a kiss of oak spice on this cool-vintage white. The wine was matured in a combination of concrete, oak vats and matured in barrel for 18 months. Blanco Reserva food pairings: grilled chicken, calamari, salmon patties, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2026 22446 13.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. January 2022. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Selva Capuzza Selva 2019, Lugana, Lombardy D.O.C., Italy: From Lugana, Lombardy D.O.C., Selva Capuzza Selva 2019 is produced from Verdicchio Bianco. The wine is fragrant with ripe pear, apple and is zesty on the palate with ripe pear, white-fleshed stone fruit, lemon zest, fine herbs and pepper spice flavours on its medium-bodied frame. The wine is balanced with crisp acidity and finishing on a briny mineral note. Complex and nicely done! Pour with grilled seafood dishes. Food pairings: fish tacos, calamari, crab cakes and garlic aioli. Drink: 2021 - 2023 20161 13% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. January 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paulett Polish Hill River Riesling 2019, Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia: Paulett Polish Hill River 2019 Riesling is a zesty Clare Valley Riesling with crunchy green apple, Meyer lemon, lime cordial and tropical fruit flavours on the palate matched with vibrant acidity. Drink or hold -- a good cellaring candidate for 10-plus years. Riesling food pairings: roast pork, veal schnitzels, pan-fried trout, fish tacos. Drink: 2021 - 2033 292268 12.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Decoy Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Sonoma County, California, United States: From the Duckhorn Portfolio, Decoy 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is a zesty, lively and flavoursome SB silky smooth on the palate with Meyer lemon, passionfruit, guava, stone fruit flavours balanced with food-friendly acidity. Grapes were fermented in stainless steel tank. Chill and enjoy with grilled seafood dishes. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: salads topped with baby beats and herbed goat cheese, veggie quiche, pasta Primavera. Drink: 2021 - 2022 515122 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. January 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jean-Marc Brocard Sainte Claire Chablis 2019, Burgundy A.C., France: Jean-Marc Brocard, Sainte Claire 2019 Chablis is full of lemony goodness, ripe pear and flinty mineral notes finishing long and zesty on the palate. So fresh and good now. Chill and enjoy with steamed mussels or oysters on the half shell with a wee squeeze of lemon. Chablis food pairings: pan-fried halibut steaks, fish tacos, oysters on the half shell, steamed mussels. Drink: 2021 - 2025 356634 12.5% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 89/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Auntsfield Chardonnay 2019, Southern Valleys, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Auntsfield 2019 Chardonnay is produced from sustainably-grown grapes from a single vineyard. Dry, full-bodied and vibrant with ripe golden apple, stone fruit, citrus zest, hazelnut and honeysuckle flavours concentrated and long on the palate. Pair with roast chicken. Drink or hold. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, cold turkey sandwiches, Gouda, Edam cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2027 12623 14% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pieropan Classico Soave 2019, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: From the Veneto wine region, Pieropan Classico 2019 is produced from Garganega and Trebbiano wine grapes and is fragrant with white florals, citrus zest and briny mineral aromas. The wine is dry and fresh with citrus zest, tropical fruit, briny mineral flavours balanced with vibrant acidity, finishing long and crisp. Pour with seafood Alfredo or grilled chicken dishes. Soave food pairings: tempura seafood, calamari, scallop and green peas stew. Drink: 2021 - 2022 946848 12% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. January 2022. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Redstone Chardonnay 2016, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Redstone is owned by Niagara's Tawse Winery. This Niagara Chardonnay is rich with ripe apple, pear, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger spice flavours on the palate. The wine is matured one year in French oak barrels. Redstone Winery was named for the large stones and red clay soils of the vineyard. Chardonnay food pairings: butternut ravioli served with Alfredo sauce, roast duck, crab cakes. Drink: 2019 - 2023 398966 12.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. January 2022. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thornbury Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Thornbury 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is super fresh and juicy on the palate with bright tropical fruit, fine herbs, grapefruit zest, creamy and balanced with vibrant lime-lemon zest acidity on the palate. Chill and enjoy now because it's so fresh. A perfect match for vegetarian dishes and oysters. Wine grapes were sourced from the Wairu and Awatere Valleys. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: seared scallops, pan-roasted shellfish or mussels. Drink: 2020 - 2022 734798 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Four Feathers 2020, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Featherstone Four Feathers 2020 is a great value, off-dry, medium-bodied Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc white wine blend under $15. An easy-to-enjoy-anytime white wine creamy with tropical fruit, ripe apple, lemongrass, ginger, fine herbs and citrus zest flavours finishing on a flinty mineral note. Nicely done and great value. Food pairings: Caesar Salad, grilled Gruyere cheese sandwich, raclette. Drink: 2021 - 2024 341586 12% M 750 mL $14.95 Score: 91/100. January 2022. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

13th Street June's Vineyard Riesling 2019, Creek Shores, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Fragrant and fresh on the nose with white florals, honeyed stone fruit and petrol aromas. Zesty, medium-bodied and bright with lemongrass, fresh pear, ripe stone fruit, creamy red apply and flinty mineral finish on the palate. A single-vineyard Riesling produced from the Alsatian clone. Pair with smoked pork hocks and choucroute. Riesling food pairings: smoked salmon on baguette, mild curries, seafood salad. Drink: 2022 - 2025 147512 12% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. January 2022. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc 2020, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: From the Stellenbosch wine region, Ken Forrester 2020 is an Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc produced from sustainably-grown and dry-farmed grapes from six different Stellenbosch vineyards. The vines average 38 years of age. Ripe on the nose with warm apricot, lemon pudding and honeyed florals, this Chenin is dry, full-bodied and creamy with ripe stone fruit, citrus and subtle spicy flavours mouth-filling and long on the palate. Always a crowd pleaser, chill and enjoy with barbeque chicken and pork ribs. Chenin Blanc food pairings: white fleshed fish, Greek salad, game, grilled pork, salmon tartare served on homemade crisp. Drink: 2021 - 2025 231282 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. January 2022. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine de la Baume Les Mariés Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Languedoc I.G.P., France: Domaine de la Baume Les Mariés 2019 is a 100% Sauvignon Blanc sourced from the Languedoc wine region and excellent value under $16. Dry and juicy with ripe gooseberry, lime-lemon zest and dried fine herb flavours on the palate, chill and enjoy it with green salads topped with warm, sliced baby beets and herbed goat cheese. This vintage was awarded Gold at the 2021 Concours International de Lyon. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: grilled chicken, seafood Alfredo, green salads. Drink: 2021 - 2023 521997 13.2% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. January 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2019, Mosel Prädikatswein, Germany: Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Wehlener Sonnenuhr 2019 Riesling is a Kabinett Prädikatswein Riesling from the Mosel. Lush and juicy on the palate with ripe red apple, pear, passionfruit, guava and lime zest flavours. The wine is medium-dry and balanced with eye-winking acidity. Excellent now but will continue to evolve in bottle over the next five years. Riesling Kabinett food pairings: Bengali risotto, Asian chicken salad, mild vegetable curries. Drink: 2022 - 2025 557652 8.5% M 750 mL $27.95 Score: 92/100. January 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Matetic EQ Quartz Chardonnay 2018, San Antonio Valley D.O., Chile: From the San Antonio Valley, Matetic Eq Quartz 2018 Chardonnay is sourced from vineyards in Rosario that overlook the Pacific Ocean in the San Antonio Valley. The wine is dry, medium-plus-bodied and creamy with ripe apple, tropical fruit, toasty oak spice, mineral notes with beautifully balanced acidity and was fermented as well as aged in barrels for 11 months. So good now. Chill and enjoy with a pork tenderloin from the grill. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, lobster roll, cold turkey sandwiches. Drink: 2021 - 2024 21946 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. January 2022. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Invivo X by Sarah Jessica Parker Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: From Marlborough, South Island, Sarah Jessica Parker Invivo X 2020 is produced from sustainably-grown Sauvignon Blanc grapes. The wine is fragrant with lime zest and is dry, juicy and concentrated on the palate with passionfruit, bright apple and lemon-lime zest flavours with a long finish. So good now! Chill and enjoy with grilled shellfish dishes. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: salads, grilled pork tenderloin, herbed goat cheese on baguette. Drink: 2021 - 2023 14278 13% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 94/100. January 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mas des Bressades Cuvée Tradition Blanc 2020, Costières De Nîmes, Rhône A.P., France: Produced by Cyril Marès, Mas des Bressades 2020 is a rich Rhône white blend of 50% Roussanne, 30% Grenache, 10% each of Marsanne and Viognier from the southern-most part of the Rhône with hot summers and over 2,700 hours of sunshine every year, moderated only by cool breezes from the river delta called the Petite Camargue where the Rhône River meets the Mediterranean. The wine is lush, dry and crisp with aromas of white florals, lemon pudding, tropical fruit, honey and stone fruit flavours on the palate. Amazing value at $18. Chill and enjoy with grilled chicken or seafood dishes. Blanc food pairings: lemon garlic butter sauce, seafood salad, mussel and clam soup. Drink: 2021 - 2023 701094 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. January 2022. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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