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Cuddy by Tawse Cabernet Merlot 2018, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From the Niagara Peninsula wine region, Cuddy By Tawse 2018 is a full-bodied Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot red wine blend, plushy and fruity with ripe plum, blackberry, chocolate, savoury herb and smoky spices on the palate. The wine aged 18 months in French oak barrels. Jim Cuddy, lead singer and guitarist of the Canadian band Blue Rodeo, has partnered with Niagara’s Tawse Winery to create a new wine brand, Cuddy by Tawse. Cuddy is one of the country’s most iconic musicians: over the past 30 years, Blue Rodeo has sold more than four million records, released 14 albums and won 11 JUNO awards. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: BBQ hamburger, short rib ragu with tagliatelle, wine-braised pork tacos. Drink: 2021 - 2026 469031 12.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 88/100. September 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Decoy Zinfandel 2019, Sonoma County, California, United States: From the Duckhorn Wine Company, Decoy 2019 Zinfandel is a mouthful of red berry, plum, cherry and smoky spicy flavours supple and vibrant on the palate. A lush 90% Zinfandel, 8% Petite Sirah, 1% each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot sourced from nine vineyards in Dry Creek Valley, this full-bodied Zin is generous and easy to love. Pour with BBQ long ribs. Zinfandel food pairings: lamburgers, meat lover's pizza, tourtiere, BBQ pork ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2025 327502 13.9% D 750 mL $37.95 Score: 91/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wakefield Winery Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Clare Valley, Limestone Coast, South Australia, Australia: From the Clare Valley wine region, Wakefield Estate 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is amazing value under $20. Fragrant with black currant, mocha, mint, sweet spice, dried tobacco leaf, this wine is dry, full-bodied and smooth with soft tannins and bright acidity for food with a long, ripe blackberry, mint and spicy finish. So good. Pour with game roasts or gourmet burgers from the grill. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: hearty meat dishes, hard cheese, juicy rare steak, barbecued ribs in sauce, hamburger. Drink: 2022 - 2025 744235 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Charles Smith Golden West The Promise Pinot Noir 2019, Washington, United States: Golden West's Golden West Vineyard 2019 Pinot Noir is bright and enticing on the nose with sweet cherry, tart red berry and subtle spicy aromas. Dry, medium-bodied and vibrant on the palate with bright cherry, red berry, fine herbs, mocha, citrus zest and spicy flavours. Tannins are firm. Lightly chill and enjoy with a rack of lamb. Pinot Noir food pairings: pork tenderloin en croute, turkey, grilled chicken, lentil, leek and tomato cassoulet. Drink: 2022 - 2024 20490 13.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 92/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lan Gran Reserva 2012, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Lan Gran Reserva 2012 is a mature, full-bodied Rioja red blend of Tempranillo and Mazuelo grapes sourced from vines over 40-years-of-age. Fragrant with ripe dark berry, dried fruits, cinnamon and smoky aromas; dry, with dark berry, plum, blueberry, mocha and toasty oak flavours on the palate with a mouth-watering long finish. Tannins are structured and firm. Pour with a roast leg of lamb. Drink or hold. Food pairings: herbed steaks, Portobello mushroom, chilli, soup, lamb chops. Drink: 2021 - 2030 928622 13.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 92/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bodegas Volver Single Vineyard Tempranillo 2018, La Mancha D.O., Spain: Produced by Mercedes Rebuelta Lizabe, Finca las Cruces, Volver 2018 is a 100% Tempranillo, full-bodied and lip-smacking with grapes sourced from old and gnarly vines planted in calcareous clay soils dotted with scattered stones. Lots of juicy and robust dark fruit on this La Mancha red with dark cherry, earthy blue florals, cigar box, smoky and spicy finishing with touch of menthol and mocha on the palate. Good now, better in 2022. Enjoy with a roast leg of lamb. Tempranillo food pairings: roast veal, pork cutlets, grilled sirloin steak. Drink: 2022 - 2027 142752 15% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 91/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barón de Ley Reserva 2017, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A spicy, full-bodied, well-balanced Tempranillo with ripe red berry, fig, blackberry, tanned leather, licorice and smoky vanilla flavours on the palate. Enjoy with smoky BBQ ribs Food pairings: barbecued chorizo sausage, lamb skewers, French cheeses. Drink: 2021 - 2029 958868 13.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cloudline Pinot Noir 2020, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: Cloudline 2020 Pinot Noir is produced by the Drouhin Family of Domaine Drouhin. A consistently beautiful Pinot Noir, elegant and precise with ripe dark cherry, raspberry, fine herbs, subtly spiced, vibrant and silky on the palate with a long dark cherry and smoky finish. Pour with roast duck. The Drouhin family have been making Pinot Noir for generations in France prior to producing it in Oregon with consulting winemaker, Véronique Drouhin-Boss. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast turkey or chicken, rabbit fricassee, grilled beef flat iron steak. Drink: 2022 - 2026 159970 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Clos Jordanne Jordan Village Pinot Noir 2019, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From the Niagara Peninsula wine region, Le Clos Jordanne Village 2019 Pinot Noir is a dry, medium-bodied red wine blend of Pinot Noir from Le Clos barrels and grapes from Claystone Vineyard, oaked in French oak barrels for up to 19 months. Look for dark cherry, wild dark berry, crushed raspberry, cedar brush spice, meaty and textured on the palate with a long, savoury finish ending on a mineral note. Tannins are structured and fine-grained. Excellent value here! Drink or hold. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal chops, grilled chicken, duck confit. Drink: 2022 - 2024 33894 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave de Tain Héritiers Gambert Nobles Rives Crozes-Hermitage 2020, Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône A.P., France: From the Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône wine region, Cave de Tain Héritiers Gambert Nobles Rives 2020 is a 100% Syrah red wine produced from sustainably grown grapes. On the nose it is intense with violets, ripe blackberry, raspberry, dark chocolate, anise, white pepper and toasty oak spice flavours smooth, savoury and long on the palate. Impressive, beautifully-balanced and delicious now, but can easily cellar for five-plus years. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb, beef stew, Coq au vins. Drink: 2022 - 2029 572230 12.5% D 750 mL $29.25 Score: 92/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine de La Madone Le Perréon Beaujolais-Villages 2020, Beaujolais A.C., France: From Jean Bererd et Fils, Domaine de La Madone Le Perréon 2020 is a Beaujolais Village 100% Gamay and so enticing on the nose with pink florals, raspberry liqueur, dark cherry, red plum, anise and pepper spice flavours on the palate. The wine is dry, medium-bodied and absolutely delish. Tannins are supple. Drink or hold. Food pairings: grilled chicken, roast breast of veal, beef tenderloin. Drink: 2022 - 2026 981175 13% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. September 2022. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J. Boutin Saint-Joseph Parcelle de Jean 2019, Saint-Joseph, Rhône A.C., France: J. Boutin Parcelle De Jean 2019 Syrah is produced from a tiny family-owned, organically-farmed parcel in Saint-Joseph, Rhône Valley wine region. The wine is aged in both tank and large oak barrels and is dry, full-bodied with telltale aromas of dark cherry, menthol, dark plum, cracked pepper spice and stony, flinty mineral flavours concentrated and fresh on the palate. Tannins are elegant and dusty right through the long finish. Enjoy now or cellar for eight-plus years. Food pairings: veal cutlets, turkey tournedos, grilled chicken breasts with berry coulis. Drink: 2023 - 2028 27434 14% XD 750 mL $54.95 Score: 91/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bachelder Lowrey Vineyard Old Vines Pinot Noir 2020, St. David's Bench, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From St. David's Bench, Niagara-on-the-Lake wine region, Bachelder Lowrey Vineyard 2020 Pinot Noir is produced from Old Vines PN planted in 1984 and 1988. Always impressive, this vintage does not disappoint with rich aromas and flavours of fresh violets, black cherry, cassis, vanilla, baking spices and a long, silky, flinty mineral finish. A very elegant PN, drink or hold in cellar for eight-plus years which will be difficult to do because it is sooooo good now! Pinot Noir food pairings: veal stew with sautéed vegetables served with gnocchi, roasted pork loin with a glaze of herbs, cloves, and brown sugar, Tourtière, roast beef, turkey. Drink: 2022 - 2026 361816 13.5% XD 750 mL $47.95 Score: 93/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Speck Bros. Three of Hearts Pinot Noir 2020, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From the Niagara Peninsula wine region, Three of Hearts 2020 is a well-priced Pinot Noir produced from sustainably-grown grapes. Earthy and rich on the nose with crushed raspberry, plum, ripe cherry, anise and toasty oak spice flavours juicy on the palate. Tannins are fine-grained and structured. Delish now. Drink or hold. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal cutlets, grilled chicken breasts, salmon burgers from the grill. Drink: 2022 - 2024 26109 11.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dominio del Bendito Las Sabias 2018, Toro D.O., Spain: From the Toro wine region, Dominio Del Bendito Las Sabias 2018 is produced from 100% Tinta de Toro grapes sourced from 45- to 80-year-old vines grown in a semi-arid climate. Grapes are fermented in small concrete and epoxy resin tanks and the wine is aged up to 18 months in French oak barrels. Look for dark berry, cherry, savoury herb and spicy flavours vibrant on the palate. Tannins are grippy. A youthful wine that will continue to evolve in bottle. Food pairings: roast pork, venison roast, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2022 - 2028 537837 15% D 750 mL $45.95 Score: 93/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Grgich Hills Estate Merlot 2018, Napa Valley, California, United States: Grgich Hills Estate 2018 Merlot is produced from estate grown grapes from a Demeter certified biodynamic winery. Rich on the nose with spiced plum, cherry, sweet dried tobacco leaf, earthy and cedar brush spice flavours vibrant on the palate. Pour with an equally juicy roast of pork. Drink or hold. Merlot food pairings: rack of lamb, braised beef, bison steaks. Drink: 2022 - 2028 20313 14.5% XD 750 mL $67.95 Score: 90/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Cafaggio Basilica del Cortaccio Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: From the Tuscany wine region, Cafaggio Basilica Del Cortaccio 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is dry, full-bodied, rich, lush and generous on the palate with ripe dark berry, cassis liqueur, cedar brush spice and smoky toasty oak spice flavours. Beautifully balanced and textured. Drink or hold. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roasted vegetable casserole with piquant cheese, hard cheeses, pasta and rich tomato meat sauce. Drink: 2022 - 2028 20966 14% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 93/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Casetta Barolo 2015, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Casetta 2015 Barolo is produced from estate grown, 100% Nebbiolo from the Piedmont wine region. Fragrant with pink florals, raspberry jam, dried sweet tobacco leaf, liquorice, cinnamon spice flavours with tar notes vibrant and concentrated on the palate. Tannins are firm. Drink or hold. Barolo food pairings: smoked meats, slow-braised beef brisket, meaty stews. Drink: 2022 - 2028 4523 13.5% XD 750 mL $37.95 Score: 90/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viberti Giovanni La Gemella Barbera d'Alba 2019, Piedmont D.O.C., Italy: From the Piedmont wine region, Viberti La Gemella 2019 Barbera D'alba is well-priced at $19. Vibrant and supple on the palate with dark cherry, spiced plum, tar and pink florals. Tannins are fine and firm. Pour with a Bistecca Fiorentina. Barbera D'alba food pairings: veal Parmesan, chicken cacciatore, vegetarian lasagne. Drink: 2022 - 2024 632372 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. September 2022. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Guitignan 2018, Moulis-En-Médoc, Bordeaux A.C., France: From Moulis-En-Médoc in the Bordeaux wine region, Château Guitignan 2018 is a dry, full-bodied red wine blend of 60% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance in Cabernet Franc. Fragrant with ripe plum, cassis, dried raisin fruit, chocolate and well-integrated toasty oak spice flavours elegant on the palate. Tannins are fine and rounded. Very nice now but will continue to evolve in bottle. Food pairings: roast beef, pork chops from the grill, slow-braised lamb shanks. Drink: 2022 - 2028 26304 14.5% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 90/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fattoria Le Pupille Morellino di Scansano 2020, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Fattoria Le Pupille Morellino Di Scansano 2020 is an excellent value, medium-plus-bodied Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo and Alicante red wine blend at $18. Look for spiced plum, ripe tart cherry, mocha and toasty oak spice flavours creamy on the palate. Nicely balanced and drinking beautifully now. Food pairings: tourtière, grilled lamb chops, roast chicken. Drink: 2022 - 2024 455659 12.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. September 2022. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rutherford Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Napa Valley, California, United States: Rutherford Ranch 2017 is an intense and juicy Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Petite Sirah red wine blend and the perfect size (375 ml) for one to sip on with a prime rib steak from the grill. Dry, medium-plus-bodied and intense with cassis, anise, plum, dark berry, wild herbs and smoky, spicy flavours all plushy on the palate. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast beef, meat-lover's pizza, grilled vegetable kebabs. Drink: 2022 - 2024 191700 14% XD 375 mL $26.95 Score: 91/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montes Alpha Carmenère 2019, Colchagua Valley D.O., Chile: From the Colchagua Valley, Montes Alpha Carmenère 2019 is produced from sustainably-grown, dry-farmed grapes from the Colchagua Valley wine region. The wine over delivers as always and this vintage is fresh with layers of ripe dark plum, blueberry, fine herbs, black olive and subtle spicy flavours creamy on the palate. Tannins are structured and pleasantly chewy. Drink or hold. Carmenère food pairings: wine-braised beef, turkey with heavy sauces, wild boar, bison chilli. Drink: 2022 - 2026 143230 14% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 93/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Catena Appellation La Consulta Malbec 2019, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: From Catena Appellation, La Consulta 2019 Malbec is a single vineyard Malbec, floral on the nose with pink roses, blueberries, cedar brush spice, chocolate, nutmeg and anise spice. Aromas are mirrored on the palate on this dry, medium-plus-bodied Argentinean red with bright acidity. Tannins are creamy. Enjoy with charcuterie or an Argentinean mixed grill. Malbec food pairings: pizza, lamb, spicy sausage, beef, meatloaf. Drink: 2022 - 2024 24861 14.7% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 91/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Collina Serragrilli Bailè Nebbiolo 2018, Langhe D.O.C., Italy: From the Langhe wine region, Collina Serragrilli Bailè 2018 Nebbiolo is produced from hand-harvested, sustainably grown grapes and was vinified in temperature controlled stainless-steel tanks, then aged in 500 litre French oak barrels (50% new). Fruity and spicy on the nose with balsam, ripe cherry, red berry, coffee, mint, vanilla, nutty and stony flavours brilliant and long on the palate. Pour with charcuterie or lamb chops from the grill. Grapes are sourced from vines over 18 years of age from the Bailè vineyard with an altitude of 450 metres above sea level. Nebbiolo food pairings: roast beef, game stews, roast turkey, goose. Drink: 2022 - 2028 26066 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. September 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Nicosia Contrada Monte San Nicolò 2018, Etna, Sicily D.O.C., Italy: Nicosia Contrada Monte San Nicolò 2018 is an earthy, spicy and full-bodied Sicilian red produced from 100% Nerello Mascalese. So enticing with pink florals, chocolate and savoury aromas on the nose mirrored on the palate with cracked black pepper and cedar brush spice. Tannins are fine-grained. Nicely done! Food pairings: veal and wild mushroom ragu, roast chicken, Hunter's stew. Drink: 2022 - 2028 26507 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Il Conte Villa Prandone Marinus Piceno Superiore 2017, Piceno, Marche D.O.P., Italy: From the Marche wine region, Il Conte Villa Prandone Marinus 2017 is a dry, full-bodied and rich Montepulciano and Sangiovese red wine blend; a mouthful of dark berry fruit, red currant, pomegranate, anise and toasty oak spice flavours with a flinty mineral finish and enveloped in fine-grained tannins. Drink or hold. Piceno Superiore food pairings: meaty lasagne, veal Parmesan, Bistecca Fiorentina. Drink: 2022 - 2028 26576 14% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J. Lohr Falcon's Perch Pinot Noir 2020, Monterey County, California, United States: J. Lohr Falcon's Perch 2020 Pinot Noir is rich on the nose with strawberry jam, dried cherry, sage, mint, dried mushroom, cold black tea and subtle spicy flavours on the palate. A beautiful and well-priced Monterey County Pinot Noir to pair with a wild mushroom bisque or grilled chicken dishes. The Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing logo on the Falcon’s Perch back label means, at minimum, 85% of the grapes were grown on a certified sustainable vineyard. Pinot Noir food pairings: coffee-rubbed steak, duck, veal. Drink: 2022 - 2026 361717 13.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Tuscany wine region, Altesino 2016 Brunello Di Montalcino is a savoury, rich, full-bodied Brunello with a mouthful of ripe dark cherry, raspberry, tar, anise and subtle dark spice flavours intense and brilliant on the palate. Good now, better in two or more years when it will begin to show its best. Try in 2024 or cellar for 15-plus years. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: grilled skirt steak, pork roast, meat-lover's pizza. Drink: 2024 - 2040 994095 13% XD 750 mL $64.95 Score: 96/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Il Molino di Grace 2016 Chianti Classico is dry, medium-bodied and vibrant with tart cherry, fine herbs, anise, cinnamon and cedar brush spice with a long, soul-satisfying finish. Produced from 100% Sangiovese. Drink or hold. Chianti Classico food pairings: pasta with rich tomato sauce and wild mushrooms, vegetarian lasagne, chicken parmesan. Drink: 2022 - 2030 85209 13% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ca' di Rajo Marino 2016, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Ca' di Rajo Marino 2016 is a dry, medium-bodied red wine blend of 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Raboso Piave, an indigenous grape of Northern Italy grown primarily in the eastern part of Veneto. Fragrant with dried pink and blue florals, ripe plum, sweet dried tobacco leaf, mint and vanilla aromas and flavours fresh on the palate. Tannins are structured and firm. Pour with a roast of pork. Food pairings: roast Mediterranean chicken, rabbit fricassee, veal cutlets in a rich tomato sauce. Drink: 2022 - 2028 25739 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. September 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Lamothe de Haux Chombart & Speck Cave Mystère Merlot 2019, Bordeaux A.C., France: From Château Lamothe de Haux, Chombart & Speck Cave Mystère 2019 Merlot is produced from sustainably grown grapes. A dry, medium-bodied Bordeaux, bright and juicy on the palate with cherry, plum, ripe raspberry and fine herbs. Tannins are fine-grained. The wine is a collaboration between Ontario's Speck brothers (Henry of Pelham) and Bordeaux's Damien Chombart of Château Lamothe de Haux. The château's cellars date back to the 1700s, when the miles of limestone caves beneath the vineyards were excavated to provide building materials for the construction of the city of Bordeaux. Merlot food pairings: veal Porterhouse, veal schnitzels, cocoa-rubbed beef flank steak, roast pork, veal cutlets, Salisbury steak. Drink: 2022 - 2023 17232 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. September 2022. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Treana Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, Paso Robles, California, United States: Treana 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon is produced by second generation winemaker Austin Hope as a tribute to the three men who he felt contributed to his character and success; his father Chuck, his Uncle Paul and winemaker Chuck Wagner. Dark ruby in the glass this Paso Robles Cab is floral on the nose with black cherry, blackberry, mocha and cola flavours lingering on the palate. Tannins are medium and fine. Always a crowd pleaser and this vintage does not disappoint. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast pork, grilled steak, BBQ long ribs.. Drink: 2022 - 2027 639518 14.6% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dona Maria Amantis Reserva 2017, Alentejo D.O.C., Portugal: From Julio Bastos, Dona Maria Amantis Reserva 2017 is a dry, medium-plus-bodied, smoky and juicy red wine blend of equal amounts of Cabernet sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Touriga Nacional. Spicy with ripe dark and red berry flavours silky on the palate. Quinta de Dona Maria is located in Estremoz, in the Alentejo wine region. This estate has been producing wine for more than 130 years but it wasn’t until the turn of the millennium that Julio Bastos restored and expanded the ancient winery, which includes the famous marble troughs or “lagares” where the tradition of foot treading is still used for many of its grapes. Food pairings: grilled game sausages, venison stew, roast boar. Drink: 2022 - 2023 27486 14.4% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 89/100. September 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Delas Haute Pierre Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2018, Rhône A.C., France: Delas Haute Pierre 2018 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape is fresh and fruity with red berry, plum, blueberry, wild herbs and juniper brush spice silky on the plate. Produced from mostly Grenache and Syrah, slightly warming at 15% abv, but so well-balanced you would hardly know it. Enjoy now or cellar for 12-plus years. Pour with prime rib. Food pairings: roast beef, veal Porterhouse, grilled game sausages. Drink: 2022 - 2032 74195 15% D 750 mL $59.95 Score: 93/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sobrero Ciabot Tanasio Barolo 2016, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Piedmont wine region, Sobrero Ciabot Tanasio 2016 Barolo is a dry and zesty 100% Nebbiolo with a rose-petal nose, mouth-watering and earthy on the palate with tar, sweet dried tobacco leaf, strawberry, bright cherry and dried wild herb flavours. Tannins are pleasantly grippy. The wine is youthful and needs some time to marry and mellow. Decant for two hours prior to pouring it with a well-marbled roast beef or try in 2024. “Ciabot” in Piedmontese dialect is a little shed that was built in the vineyard to house tools or to shelter workers from bad weather... which can happen in Piedmont. Barolo food pairings: rich tomato sauce and pasta dishes, full-bodied meat dishes. Drink: 2024 - 2028 286070 14% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 93/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Finca Sophenia Estate Reserva Malbec 2019, Gualtallary, Tupungato, Uco Valley, Argentina: Produced by the famous winemaker consultant, Michel Rolland, Sophenia Estate Reserva 2019 Malbec is produced from grapes grown at an altitude of 1200 to 1400 metres above sea level in Tupungato, Uco Valley, Mendoza wine region. Rich on the nose with ripe black cherry, spiced plum and smoky, toasty oak spice flavours fresh, elegant and lingering on the palate. Tannins are fine-grained. The finished wine was matured in French oak barrels for eight months. Malbec food pairings: radicchio and cold beet salad, veal cutlets, beef tenderloin. Drink: 2022 - 2024 66837 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2022. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Narrative Cabernet Franc 2017, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: From Okanagan Crush Pad, Narrative 2017 is a vegan-friendly red wine blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc produced from organically-grown grapes sourced from the Black Sage and Golden Mile Benches in Oliver, South Okanagan. Fermented and aged in Nico Velo concrete tanks, this is a bright and juicy red with black currant, crushed raspberry, plum, black olive, white pepper spice, wet stone, flinty and textured on the palate. Absolutely delish now. Cabernet Franc food pairings: burgers, ribs, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2022 - 2025 25656 13% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 90/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vignole Chianti Classico 2018, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Vignole 2018 Chianti Classico is a great value Tuscany Sangiovese at $20. Dry, medium-bodied, vibrant and refined with tart cherry, blackberry, earthy violets, cocoa and cold black tea flavours with lively acidity on the palate. Tannins are elegant and dusty. Chianti Classico food pairings: meat-lover's pizza, lasagne, spaghetti Bolognese. Drink: 2022 - 2026 17404 15% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2022. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clos Saint Michel H to H Homage To Heritage Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2017, Rhône A.P., France: From Clos Saint Michel, H To H Homage To Heritage 2017 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape is a fragrant and rich red wine blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Grenache Gris and 20% Syrah with elevage in concrete tanks. Dry, medium-bodied and fruity with dark berry jam, plum, cherry, chocolate, earthy and savoury on the palate, lingering on a mineral note. Drink or cellar for a 12-plus years. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: roast beef, veal Porterhouse, roast pork. Drink: 2022 - 2032 25459 14.5% XD 750 mL $45.95 Score: 93/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley, California, United States: Produced by Paul Hobbs, Crossbarn 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a dry, medium-plus-bodied Napa Valley Cab, bright with dark berry fruit, blueberry, plum, mocha and nutty flavours beautifully balanced and silky on the palate. Tannins are velvety. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast rack of lamb, meaty stews, grilled prime rib steak. Drink: 2022 - 2030 118695 14.5% XD 750 mL $84.95 Score: 93/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bodegas Palacio Glorioso Crianza 2018, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Bodegas Palacio Glorioso Crianza 2018 is a sleek, medium-bodied and juicy Tempranillo with ripe red berry fruit, mochanilla and subtle smoky, toasty oak spice flavours elegant on the palate with fine-grained tannins. Excellent value at $17. Crianza food pairings: slow-braised beef brisket, grilled game sausages, roast pork. Drink: 2022 - 2026 340844 12.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. September 2022. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Galena Priorat 2017, Priorat D.O.C.A., Spain: From the Priorat, Galena 2017 is a full-bodied Grenache, Cariñena, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, earthy with layers of dark cherry, black olive, toasty oak spice and a grippy tannic finish. Drink or hold. Pour with juicy marbled steaks from the grill. Food pairings: roast turkey, pheasant, rabbit stew, grilled game sausages. Drink: 2022 - 2028 368423 14.5% XD 750 mL $51.95 Score: 91/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sister's Run Cow's Corner Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2019, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: Sister's Run Cow's Corner 2019 is a great value Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre red wine blend at $20. From the Barossa Valley wine region, this crowd pleaser is intense and full-bodied with ripe dark plums, dark berry, mocha, wild herb, cracked pepper and toasty oak spice flavours silky on the palate. Grenache Shiraz Mataro food pairings: gourmet hamburgers, sausages, barbecue-grilled meat-lovers’ pizza, lamb cutlets. Drink: 2022 - 2025 346510 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. September 2022. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Crama Histria Nikolaos Terroir de Dobrogea 2018, Colinele Dobrogei I.G.P., Romania: From Colinele Dobrogei wine region, Crama Histria Nikolaos 2018 is a full-bodied 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Romania. Dark, intense and rich with ripe dark plum, cassis, mint, wild herbs and subtle spicy flavours, plushy and warm on the finish. Food pairings: tourtiere, pork shoulder roast, meat-lover's pizza. Drink: 2022 - 2028 27575 14.5% XD 750 mL $42.95 Score: 89/100. September 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viña Muriel Tierras de Lastra Gran Reserva 2011, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Viña Muriel Tierras De Lastra Gran Reserva 2011 is a mature medium-bodied Tempranillo from the Rioja with smoky, prune, coffee, leather, shitake mushroom, tobacco, vanilla, cedar brush and dark spices elegant and refined on the palate. Drink or hold. The Gran Reserva spent 30 months in American and French oak barrels and rested in bottle for 36 months prior to its release to market. Enjoy with rack of lamb. Food pairings: veal roast, pork tenderloin, roast chicken. Drink: 2022 - 2028 16581 14% XD 750 mL $38.95 Score: 92/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Licenciado Reserva 2016, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Licenciado Reserva 2016 is a 100% Tempranillo from the Rioja wine region. Fragrant with ripe dark plum, blackberry, tar and minty aromas, vibrant and spicy with ripe dark fruits, minty, smoky spices generous and savoury on the palate. Tannins are grippy. Pour with a roast Porchetta. Food pairings: grilled steak, pork chops, lamb. Drink: 2022 - 2026 370023 13.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cune Reserva 2017, Rioja Alta, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: From Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España, Cune Reserva 2017 is a dry, medium-plus-bodied red wine blend of 85% Tempranillo with 15% Garnacha Tinta, Graciano and Mazuelo sourced from the Rioja Alta wine region. On the palate, the wine is bright and fresh with dark berry, fresh plum and cedar spice flavours. Finishes savoury with well-integrated tannins. The wine was aged for 18 months in French and American oak barrels. Drink or hold. Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España was founded in 1879 but a misunderstanding about the 'V' written as a 'U' on the label of a wine bottle led to the Cune label. Food pairings: smoked meats, burgers, ribs. Drink: 2022 - 2028 417659 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz 2020, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: From the Barossa Valley wine region, Torbreck Woodcutter's 2020 Shiraz is a full-bodied red, juicy with ripe plum, cherry, chocolate, anise, sandalwood and cracked pepper spice flavours concentrated on the palate. Tannins are fine-grained and velvety. Grapes for this vintage were sourced from the Marananga, Greenock, Seppeltsfield, Gomersal, Moppa, Lyndoch and Ebenezer districts and the wine was matured up to 12 months in neutral oak barrels. Shiraz food pairings: venison stew, venison sausage and wild mushroom sauce, spicy spatchcock partridge. Drink: 2022 - 2026 927533 15% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Susana Balbo Críos Malbec 2020, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: From Dominio del Plata , Mendoza, Susana Balbo Críos 2020 Malbec features a label of three connected and overlapping hands, an image inspired by a Mayan artifact. The three hands represent Susana and her two children. "Crios" means offspring. Fragrant with spiced cherry, plum, smoky grilled herbs and flinty aromas mirrored on the palate with fresh acidity and a smooth, fruity finish. Tannins are velvety. So good now. Malbec food pairings: cheese pizza, veal, beef, tagliatelle alla Bolognese (pasta), chicken herb-rubbed roast. Drink: 2022 - 2023 538784 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 92/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marqués de Toro Mencía 2020, Castilla Y León, Spain: From Alvarez de Toledo, Marqués de Toro 2020 Mencia is great value at $14. Produced from vines between 40 and 60 years of age from a single vineyard in the Castilla Y León. The wine is fragrant with aromas of fresh earth, cherry, black pepper, cedar brush spice and dark chocolate vibrant on the palate. Tannins are firm. Drink or hold. Mencía food pairings: slow-braised blade roast, brisket, tourtière. Drink: 2022 - 2028 545939 13% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 90/100. September 2022. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Lamartine Cuvée Particulière Cahors 2018, Cahors, South Of France A.C., France: From Gayraud et Fils, Château Lamartine 2018 is a deep, dark and robust red wine blend of 90% Malbec and 10% Tannat. Meaty on the noise with wild herbs, black olive, ripe black fruit aromas , smoky with toasty oak spice intense and long on the palate balanced with food-friendly acidity. Tannins are structured and rich. Decant for two hours prior to pouring it with a well-marbled steak from the grill. Drink or hold. Food pairings: venison tenderloin in croute, wild boar roast, lamb shanks in red wine and roasted root vegetables. Drink: 2022 - 2027 441238 13.5% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 90/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ca' Momi Rosso 2020, Napa Valley, California, United States: Ca' Momi 2020 is a concentrated red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah aged in a mix of French and American oak barrels. Look for ripe dark fruits, strawberry, raspberry and earthy notes rich on the palate. An easy-going, full-bodied red to be enjoyed with burgers and ribs from the grill. This vintage was awarded Silver at the 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Rosso food pairings: grilled steak, hard cheese, veal Porterhouse. Drink: 2022 - 2025 449744 13.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. September 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castel del Lago Amarone della Valpolicella 2018, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: From Riolite, Castel del Lago 2018 is a juicy and flavoursome Amarone Della Valpolicella from the Veneto wine region. Full-bodied and vibrant with ripe dark fruits, anise, cinnamon and well-integrated oak spice, rich, smooth and long on the palate. The wine was aged for two years in Slavonian oak barrels. An elegant, well-priced Amarone to be enjoyed with lamb stew. Amarone Della Valpolicella food pairings: meaty lasagne, Bistecca Fiorentina, prime rib. Drink: 2022 - 2028 631630 15.7% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 90/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montes Limited Selection Pinot Noir 2020, Aconcagua Costa D.O., Chile: Montes 2020 Pinot Noir is an excellent value Chilean PN at $17. Dry, medium-bodied with fresh dark cherry, raspberry, fresh herbs, subtly spiced with a lingering flinty mineral finish. A third of the wine was aged in French oak barrels for seven months with the balance in stainless-steel tanks. Lovely now. Lightly chill and enjoy with three pepper steak. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal medallions, roasted pork loin, prime rib, coq au vins. Drink: 2022 - 2027 37937 14% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. September 2022. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mer Soleil Reserve Pinot Noir 2019, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, California, United States: Floral, earth, strawberry and blueberries come together in this Pinot Noir from Mer Soleil and Wagner Family of Wines. Juicy red fruit and lightly toasted oak. Pair with seared duck breast and grilled meats. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast chicken, grilled wood planked salmon, mushroom burgers. Drink: 2022 - 2029 21177 14.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 90/100. September 2022. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Hecht & Bannier Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Rosé 2021, Coteaux D'aix Provence, Provence A.C., France: Hecht & Bannier 2021 is a dry and juicy Côtes De Provence rosé blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Rolle. A popular rosé with grapes sourced from cooler, high-altitude and sheltered vineyards of Saint Antonin, Entrecasteaux, Carcès, Pourrières and La Londe-les-Maures departements in the South of France. Look for bright red berry, strawberry, wild herbs and pepper spice flavours balanced with fresh acidity. Says summer all over. Chill and enjoy with a charcuterie and cheese platter. Rosé food pairings: grilled chicken, salads topped warm beets and goat cheese, smoked salmon on baguette, strawberry spinach salad, roast turkey, veal scaloppini. Drink: 2022 - 2023 10931 12.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. September 2022. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château des Ferrages Mon Plaisir Sainte-Victoire Rosé 2021, Sainte-Victoire, Côtes De Provence A.C., France: From Sainte-Victoire, Côtes De Provence wine region, Château des Ferrages Mon Plaisir 2021 rosé is a vibrant blend of Syrah, Grenache, Rolle with a splash of Vermentino to add freshness. Look for fresh strawberry, peach, soft citrus zest and flinty mineral flavours crisp on the palate. The Château des Ferrages Domaine is in Pourcieux, halfway between Aix-en-Provence and Saint Maximin where the relatively cooler temperatures allow for fresh wines like this one. Chill and enjoy with salmon steaks from the grill. Rosé food pairings: creamy cheeses, brunch fare, quiche, baked ham. Drink: 2022 - 2024 19834 13% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. September 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Les Maitres Vignerons de la Presquile de Saint Tropez Gold Rosé 2021, Côtes De Provence, Provence A.P., France: From Les Maîtres Vignerons de la Presqu'île de Saint-Tropez, Gold 2021 is a juicy rosé blend of Grenache and Cinsault sourced from Cuers, Pierrefeu and Puget-Ville at the foot of the Massif des Maures in the Côtes De Provence wine region. Dry, medium-bodied and vibrant, look for bright red berry, soft orange citrus, fine herbs and pepper spice flavours on this flavoursome rosé made for grilled salmon dishes. Rosé food pairings: cold turkey sandwiches, salads, creamy cheeses. Drink: 2022 - 2023 25789 13% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 89/100. September 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Inniskillin Niagara Estate Series Rosé 2021, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: An excellent value rosé at $16 from the Niagara Peninsula wine region, Inniskillin Niagara Estate Series 2021 rosé is a vivacious blend of Cabernet Franc, Riesling and Gamay. Fresh with strawberry, raspberry, rhubarb, melon, soft citrus and wild herb aromas and flavours balanced with food-friendly acidity. A perfect pairing with turkey dinner or a grilled pork tenderloin. Rosé food pairings: ham sandwiches, creamy and mild cheeses, grilled chicken dishes. Drink: 2022 - 2024 336461 12% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. September 2022. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Rosé 2021, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Featherstone 2021 Rosé is a dry, medium-bodied and mouth-watering blend of Cabernet Franc, Gamay and Merlot. Fantastic value at $16, fragrant and also food-versatile with pink florals, bright strawberry, raspberry, ripe red apple, soft citrus and subtle spicy flavours generous on the palate. Chill and enjoy with grilled chicken dishes. Rosé food pairings: avocado spring greens and strawberry salad, corn pineapple avocado and kale salad with strawberry dressing, golden beet salad with spring onion and goat cheese. Drink: 2022 - 2023 117861 12.5% MD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. September 2022. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Louis Roederer Brut Rosé Champagne 2015, Champagne A.C., France: Louis Roederer is a full-bodied and complex Champagne with floral and bright red berry aromas. Dry with juicy red berry, pink grapefruit and bright citrus flavours with a persistent and playful mousse on the palate. Disgorged in January 2018. Champagne food pairings: roast pheasant, lamb kebabs, quiches, egg dishes, potato salad. Drink: 2022 - 2030 368415 12% D 750 mL $119.95 Score: 97/100. September 2022. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Steorra Pétillant Naturel Sparkling Chardonnay 2016, California, United States: Produced by Joe Wagner, Steorra 2016 is a pétillant Naturel and Wagner's first ever sparkling wine! Bright and cheery with Rainier cherry, ripe peach, creamy lemon and toasty, earthy flavours. Steorra takes its name from the Old English word for ‘star’. Grapes are sourced from Sonoma County’s cool-climate Russian River Valley. Pétillant Naturel Sparkling Chardonnay food pairings: crab cakes, fish and chips, fish tacos. Drink: 2022 - 2023 20177 12.3% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. September 2022. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Cave de Beblenheim Heimberger Réserve Particulière Pinot Blanc 2020, Alsace A.C., France: Cave de Beblenheim Heimberger 2020 Pinot Blanc is excellent value at $16. Look for ripe pear, soft citrus, baking and white pepper spice, as well as stony, mineral notes on this bright PB from the Alsace wine region. Cave de Beblenheim is a cooperative created in 1952 by a group of small farm wine growers. This vintage was awarded Gold at the 2021 Concours des Vins Macon. Pinot Blanc food pairings: grilled chicken, charcuterie, mild cheeses, cheese fondue. Drink: 2022 - 2024 18158 12.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. September 2022. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Blank Canvas Reed Chardonnay 2019, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Blank Canvas Reed 2019 Chardonnay is a dry, medium-bodied Chardonnay from Marlborough, South Island. Produced from sustainably-grown grapes. The wine was wild fermented in large oak barrels and spent some time on its lees adding a savoury smoky nuttiness to this creamy chard with apple, pear and subtle spice flavours finishing on a flinty mineral note. Stylish and elegant. Drink or hold. Chardonnay food pairings: salads, grilled chicken dishes, brunch dishes. Drink: 2022 - 2026 20183 13.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 94/100. September 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Charles Baker Wines Ivan Vineyard Riesling 2019, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From Stratus Vineyards on the Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment wine region, Charles Baker Ivan Vineyard 2019 Riesling is from a fantastic vintage. The wine is dry, medium-bodied with bright acidity and steely with fresh apple, pear, citrus zest and chalky mineral notes. Designated Kosher. Drink or hold. Riesling food pairings: pad Thai, shrimp tempura, grilled salmon with lemon sauce, eggs benedict. Drink: 2022 - 2026 359794 11% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. September 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chatelain Les Charmes Pouilly-Fumé 2019, Loire A.C., France: Chatelain Les Charmes 2019 Pouilly-Fumé is fresh on the nose with lime zest, fresh cut hay, crushed stone and flinty minerality notes with a kiss of campfire smoke and wrapped up in mouth-watering acidity. Very impressive, chill and enjoy this SB from the Loire with shellfish dishes. The Chatelain family have been making wines for more than 300 years. Pouilly-Fumé food pairings: steamed prawn in garlic and lemon sauce, king crab in lemon butter, steamed mussels. Drink: 2022 - 2026 727990 13% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 88/100. September 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kew Vineyards Marsanne Viognier 2018, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Kew 2018 is a plushy, dry, and mouth-filling white wine blend of Marsanne and Viognier, with grapes sourced from the Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment wine region. Zesty and well-rounded on the palate with ripe orchard fruit, stone fruit, honeyed melon, soft orange zest and ginger spice. Excellent value at $20 and so good now. Marsanne Viognier food pairings: barbecued chicken, barbecued pork ribs, roast duck. Drink: 2022 - 2025 485334 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. September 2022. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Miguel Torres Ándica Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2021, Curicó Valley, Chile: Miguel Torres Ándica Reserva 2021 Sauvignon Blanc is vegan-friendly. Look for ripe gooseberry, grassy, fine herb flavours and tropical fruit notes on this well-balanced SB from Chile. Very elegant. Enjoy chilled on its own, but it sparkles with seafood dishes. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: green salads topped with warm goat cheese and sliced baby beets, grilled chicken breasts, calamari. Drink: 2022 - 2023 25641 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. September 2022. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Shafer Vineyards Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2019, Napa Valley, Carneros, California, United States: Shafer's Red Shoulder Ranch 2019 Chardonnay is a dry and full-bodied, Carneros Chardonnay fragrant with white florals, ripe pear, tropical fruits, lemon pudding, blanched almond and well-integrated toasty oak flavours rich, smooth and vibrant with a really long finish. Built to impress and it does. Pour with your favourite roast chicken dish. Chardonnay food pairings: crab cakes, Cornish hen, pan-fried cod with lemon butter sauce. Drink: 2022 - 2026 45583 14.9% XD 750 mL $98.95 Score: 96/100. September 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pierre Sparr Sol Calcaire Gewurztraminer 2018, Alsace A.C., France: Pierre Sparr Sol Calcaire 2018 Gewurztraminer is a fragrant and flavoursome Gew from the Alsace wine region, crafted by a world renown producer. Zesty, weighty and supple on the palate with ripe stone fruit, honeyed mango, lychee and a kiss of spice nicely wrapped up with fresh acidity. Complex and well-structured. Gewurztraminer food pairings: sushi, fish tacos, grilled chicken dishes, pork tenderloin, mildly spiced Korean style ribs. Drink: 2022 - 2023 25370 13.5% M 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. September 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Jean Collet & Fils Montmains Chablis 1er Cru 2019, Burgundy A.C., France: Jean Collet & Fils Montmains premier cru 2019 Chablis is a bright steely, flinty, mouth-watering Old World Chardonnay from Northern Burgundy. Look for white-fleshed stone fruit, green apple, ginger and white pepper spice flavours finishing on a briny mineral note -- a classic, lean and precise Chablis. Good now, better in 2024 when this Burgundian beauty will begin to show its best. Cellar to 2032. Chablis 1Er Cru food pairings: shellfish, seafood salads, baked brie and pear, sushi. Drink: 2024 - 2030 405704 12.5% D 750 mL $43.95 Score: 92/100. September 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tesch Königsschild Riesling Trocken 2020, Nahe Prädikatswein, Germany: Tesch Königsschild 2020 Riesling is a youthful Nahe Riesling with floral and citrusy aromas on the nose with apple, pear, tropical fruits, allspice, petrol and mineral notes matched with lively acidity on the palate. Grapes for this vintage were sourced from the loamy and limestone soils on the south-facing slope on the Nahe. The Tesch winery in Langenlonsheim has been family-owned since 1723. Riesling Trocken food pairings: smoked pork hocks with sauerkraut, lox, cream cheese and baguette, grilled chicken dishes. Drink: 2022 - 2033 25730 12.5% D 750 mL $33.95 Score: 95/100. September 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Amandum Grey Pinot Grigio 2016, Friuli Isonzo D.O.C., Italy: From the Friuli Isonzo wine region, Amandum 2016 Pinot Grigio is a juicy and plushy 100% PG with coppery hues and intense aromas of sliced apple, pear compote, tropical fruit, linden and dried herb flavours fresh and vibrant on the palate. Chill and enjoy with seafood Alfredo. Pinot Grigio food pairings: grilled halibut, seafood salads, pork tenderloin from the grill. Drink: 2022 - 2024 26966 13.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 92/100. September 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Napa Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Napa Valley, California, United States: From Napa Valley, Napa Cellars 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is produced from grapes sourced in the warmer districts of Rutherford, Yountville and Saint Helena. A dry, medium-bodied SB with lemongrass, dried fine herbs, grapefruit zest juicy and long on the palate. Chill and enjoy with crispy fish tacos or pan-fried panfish filets in panko. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: beer battered haddock and chips, vegetarian dishes, Thai green curry fish, fresh oysters. Drink: 2022 - 2023 127027 14.3% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. September 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tesch Krone Riesling Trocken 2019, Nahe Qualitätswein, Germany: From the Nahe wine region, Tesch Krone 2019 Riesling is a fresh and flavoursome Riesling with white florals, fresh apple, pear and lemon zesty on the palate. Beautifully balanced, finishing long and delicious on a flinty mineral note. Grapes are sourced from vines grown in sandstone and loamy soils giving the wine a chalky, flinty mineral quality and great acidity for food. Drink or hold. Riesling Trocken food pairings: crab cakes, fish tacos, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2022 - 2030 18253 12.5% XD 750 mL $33.95 Score: 94/100. September 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Côtes du Roussillon Blanc 2021, Côtes Du Roussillon, Midi A.P., France: M. Chapoutier, Bila-Haut 2021 is a fantastic value white wine blend of Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris and Macabeu sourced from the Cotes du Roussillon, Midi wine region. Produced by Michel Chapoutier, known for terroir-driven, beautifully balanced wines at a great price point. Look for summer-kissed florals, soft orange zest, peach, white pepper spice and minerally flavours zesty and long on the palate. Chill and enjoy anytime. Blanc food pairings: oysters Rockefeller, seafood ceviche, whitefish and potato saffron cakes. Drink: 2022 - 2025 485656 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. September 2022. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave Spring Estate Chardonnay Musqué 2020, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Cave Spring Vineyard 2020 Chardonnay Musqué is produced from sustainably-grown grapes from a single block in Cave Spring Vineyards on the Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment wine region. Dry, medium-bodied and fragrant with white florals, golden apple, tropical fruit, almond and vanilla aromas, fresh and bright on the palate with white florals, ripe stone fruit, apple, bright citrus, tropical fruit and subtle vanilla flavours elegant on the palate. The wine was fermented in stainless steel tank and is unoaked. Chill and enjoy with a seafood chowder or salads. Chardonnay Musqué food pairings: pan-fried tempura shellfish, crab cakes, pan-fried cod. Drink: 2022 - 2023 246579 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2022. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Grgich Hills Estate Grown Chardonnay 2018, Napa Valley, California, United States: Grgich Hills 2018 is a 100% estate-grown Chardonnay produced from certified organic and Biodynamic grapes. The wine is aged 10 months in 40% new French oak barrels. This zesty Chard is dry, medium-bodied with white-fleshed stone fruit, lemon curd, grapefruit, lime-lemon zest, nutty and briny mineral flavours silky smooth and long on the palate. Chill and enjoy it with grilled chicken dishes. Chardonnay food pairings: fish tacos, smoked salmon, grilled whitefish. Drink: 2022 - 2025 346304 14.5% XD 750 mL $78.95 Score: 94/100. September 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cannonball Chardonnay 2020, California, United States: Cannonball 2020 Chardonnay continues to be a perennial favourite, expressive with ripe apple, lemon custard, ripe pear, buttered toast and well-integrated oak spice flavours generous and smooth on the palate and delivering it all under $20. The Chardonnay grapes for this vintage were sourced from coastal vineyards in Mendocino, Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Sonoma. Chill and enjoy with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: barbequed salmon, barbequed pork roast on a spit, roast chicken dinner with all the trimmings. Drink: 2022 - 2025 311563 13.7% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. September 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Brüendlmayer Ried Loiserberg 1 OTW Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2017, Kamptal Dac, Austria: From the Kamptal wine region in Austria, Brüendlmayer Ried Loiserberg 1 Otw 2017 Grüner Veltliner is brilliantly fresh with lemon-lime zest, dried fine herbs, earthy and citrusy flavours with a mouth-wateringly long finish. Produced from organically grown Grüner. Drink or hold. Grüner Veltliner food pairings: veal cutlets, pork schnitzels, chicken Kiev, crispy pork belly. Drink: 2022 - 2025 25722 12.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 94/100. September 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jost Vineyards Tidal Bay 2021, Nova Scotia, Canada: Jost Tidal Bay 2021 is the winery's signature white wine blend of L’Acadie Blanc, New York Muscat, Geisenheim, Cayuga and Osceola Muscat wine grapes. Off-dry, medium-bodied and lush on the nose and palate with ripe apple, pear, stone fruit, lemon curd, spring florals and minerally notes expressing the distinct terroir of Jost Vineyards. Refreshing and mouth-filling with great acidity for food, chill and enjoy it with local seafood dishes. In Nova Scotia, this would be lobster mac and cheese and pan-fried haddock. Founded in 1978, Jost is the longest-operating winery in Nova Scotia and has been the pioneer of the region's viticultural growth. Food pairings: seafood canapes, salads, grilled shellfish. Drink: 2022 - 2024 431783 11% MD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. September 2022. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

St. Francis Chardonnay 2020, Sonoma County, California, United States: St. Francis 2020 Chardonnay is a stylish medium-bodied Chardonnay produced from grapes sourced from the winery's Russian River estate vineyard. Look for ripe pear, citrus zest, ginger spice, minerally notes buttery and creamy on the palate balanced with fresh acidity for oyster pot pie or juicy farmer's pork chops from the grill. The wine was aged in both French and American oak barrels. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled pork chops, stuffed chicken breast, mild hard cheese like fontina and edam. Drink: 2022 - 2025 317131 14% D 750 mL $25.95 Score: 91/100. September 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Chardonnay 2020, Short Hills Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From Short Hills Bench, Niagara Escarpment wine region, Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve 2020 Chardonnay is produced from sustainably-grown grapes. Dry and full-bodied with white florals, ripe red apple, pear compote, apple pie baking spice, lemon curd, vanilla with mineral notes weaved throughout. Complex, lush and creamy on the palate, enjoy chilled with buttered lobster rolls. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, lobster in butter, sweet pea soup, smoked fish. Drink: 2022 - 2025 616466 14% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 93/100. September 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Maison Roche de Bellene Vieilles Vignes Bourgogne Chardonnay 2020, Burgundy A.C., France: Maison Roche de Bellene 2020 Chardonnay is produced from sustainably grown, Old Vines Chardonnay grapes averaging 50-plus years of age. Dry, vibrant, and elegant with bright apple, citrus zest, toasty spices and a lingering briny mineral finish creamy smooth on the palate. Very nicely done and so is the price on this Burgundian Chard at $28. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled chicken, turkey burgers, roast duck, seafood dishes, linguini Alfredo with clams, seared sea scallops. Drink: 2022 - 2025 299867 13% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 89/100. September 2022. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vassaltis Santorini Barrel Aged Assyrtiko 2019, Santorini P.D.O., Greece: From Santorini P.D.O., Vassaltis 2019 barrel-aged Assyrtiko has a lovely richness and creamy texture on the palate. Pale yellow in the glass with aromas of candied citrus zest, fine herbs, iodine and flinty mineral notes, the wine is dry, full-bodied and vibrant with white florals, ripe tropical fruit, candied lemon peel with briny mineral notes throughout. Chill and enjoy with seafood dishes. Assyrtiko food pairings: pan-fried panfish, grilled or steamed shellfish dishes, pan-fried Saganaki cheese. Drink: 2022 - 2024 28069 14% XD 750 mL $86.00 Score: 90/100. September 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2021, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: From Château d'Ampuis, E. Guigal 2021 is a dry, elegant, medium-bodied and vibrant white wine blend of 60% Viognier with the balance in Roussanne and other local grapes. Look for ripe stone fruit, soft citrus zest, ginger spice and mineral notes rich and creamy on the palate. The wine saw elevage in stainless steel tanks. A great value Côtes Du Rhône white wine at $20. Chill and enjoy it with lemon-garlic buttered prawns from the grill. Blanc food pairings: baked brie and apricot coulee, salad greens with goat cheese pomegranate and cranberry, hard cheeses. Drink: 2022 - 2025 290296 13.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. September 2022. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mönchhof Robert Eymael Mosel Slate Riesling Spätlese 2018, Mosel Prädikatswein, Germany: Mönchhof Robert Eymael 2018 Riesling is superb value and a great example of a Mosel Spätlese Riesling at $22. Look for ripe pear, apple, petrol, stone fruit, orange blossom, fine herbs, subtle spicy and briny mineral flavours on this mouth-filling, off-dry, medium-bodied Riesling with lively acidity. Drink or hold. Riesling Spätlese food pairings: roast pork, smoked white fish on baguette, charcuterie and cheeses. Drink: 2022 - 2026 349449 10% MS 750 mL $21.95 Score: 93/100. September 2022. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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