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Vintages Release January 19, 2013

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Dessert Wine

C.H. Berres Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese 2010, Prädikatswein, Mosel, Germany: Apricot and peach preserves with lovely honey notes through the mid-palate. Rich and delicious. Perfect for glazed ham and sweet potatoes or Asian dishes. Highly recommended. Drink: 2013 - 2020 301952 8.5% MS 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. January 2013. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2010, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Liquid satin in a glass. Fleshy field cherries with a luxuriously smooth texture. Not heavy yet so full of character. Extremely elegant and versatile with many dishes. Lovely rich dark cherry aromas of the nose unfold to dark plum and some dried herbs on the palate. Full-bodied for pinot, yet balanced and elegant. Concentrated flavours with a long finish. Polished tannins and elegant structure. Great craftsmanship here. Pair with planked salmon or grilled tuna. One of Canada's best. Pinot Noir food pairings: Peking duck or rotisserie chicken stuffed with preserved lemon. Drink: 2012 - 2018 556613 13% XD 750 mL $30.00 Score: 91/100. January 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Shiraz 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara, Ontario, Canada: Jumps out of the glass with brooding black fruit and black pepper. Full-bodied, supple and smooth. This is an incredibly concentrated and delicious wine. Loaded with flavours that persist on a long finish. Highly recommended. A stunningly great price. Pair with hearty meat dishes and celebrations of any kind. Shiraz food pairings: braised lamb and tomato sauce, pasta bolognese, beef stew. Drink: 2013 - 2017 317941 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. January 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Inniskillin Niagara Estate Select Vineyards Pinot Noir 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada: A silky, medium-bodied red with aromas of tart cherries and field raspberries. Mouth-watering and very versatile with food, from planked salmon to roast chicken. A satisfying long finish. Pinot Noir food pairings: thyme and mushroom soup; pulled pork sandwich; rosemary grilled lamb leg; cherry compote with a bloomy rind cheese like camembert or brie; salt roasted beets with fresh goat cheese/chevre.. Drink: 2012 - 2016 981332 13.6% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. January 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Laura Hartwig Reserva Carmenère 2010, Colchagua Valley, Chile: A juicy, black-fruited, herbal red. Some dark spices on the dry finish. Great price. Pair with prime rib. Carmenère food pairings: meat-based pasta dish, ribs in a zesty sauce. Drink: 2013 - 2015 213512 14% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. January 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château La Tour De By Meritage 2009, A.C., Médoc, Bordeaux, France: A solid Bordeaux, that's full-bodied with tannins that will soften with 1-2 hours decanting. Very balanced and even-keeled with some tart blackberry. A refreshing finish. Pair with a juicy meat dish like prime rib. Drink: 2012 - 2015 189233 13% XD 750 mL $28.85 Score: 87/100. January 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pondview Estate Winery Cabernet Merlot 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: A full-bodied, smooth red with a blend of Merlot 45%, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon comprising the remaining 55%. The wine was aged 10 months in oak. It offers aromas of blackcurrant, dark spices and smoke. Great length on the finish. Drink: 2013 - 2016 307561 13.2% D 750 mL $19.15 Score: 89/100. January 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Terra Noble Reserva Pinot Noir 2010, Casablanca Valley, Chile: Juicy, ripe pinot noir at a stunningly great price. Loaded with mouth-watering cherries and field strawberries. Smooth and eminently drinkable. Pair with planked salmon or roast chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2016 301374 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. January 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bisquertt La Joya Reserve Merlot 2010, Colchagua Valley, Chile: Blackberry and mulberry notes dominate the nose of this full-bodied red. Luscious layers of flavour and pleasure on the palate. Wraps up with a pleasing smoky finish. Pair with rib roast. Great price. Merlot food pairings: blackened beef, grilled bell peppers stuffed with ground beef and rice. Drink: 2013 - 20116 301440 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. January 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Fontesteau Meritage 2009, A.C., Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux, France: Rustic and full-bodied with aromas of cedar, wild black raspberries with a tart edge and lots of layers of great taste. Decanting for 1-2 hours will help smooth out this robust red. It would be terrific with hearty meat dishes. Meritage food pairings: meat lasagna, beef stew. Drink: 2012 - 2016 308650 13% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. January 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castellani Poggio Al Casone La Cattura 2010, .I.G.T., Tuscany, Italy: A terrific, robust red with layers of black and dark red fruit, savoury herbs and some pepper. Polished tannins, great balance and lots of pleasure here. Perfect for a pepper steak. Food pairings: rare steaks. Drink: 2013 - 2016 121194 12.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. January 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fattoria La Ripa Santa Brigada Chianti Classico 2009, D.O.C.G., Tuscany, Italy: A rustic, full-bodied red with classic chianti aromas of sour back cherry, dried herbs and smoke. Lots of flavour and generosity of the palate here. This organic wine has just 6 mg/l of free sulphur. Drink: 2014 - 2017 651596 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. January 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

L.A. Cetto Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Guadalupe Valley, Baja California, Mexico: Fleshy ripe black and purple plum aromas with some blueberry jam. The palate is ultra-smooth and delicious with more dark fruit flavours. This is an absolutely incredible wine for the price point. Pair with combination pizza, spaghetti and meatballs or cold cuts. Drink: 2013 - 2016 114066 13.5% D 750 mL $11.95 Score: 89/100. January 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ironstone Old Vine Zinfandel 2011, Lodi, California, United States: Dark and purple plums on the nose are followed through with dark chocolate and espresso-coffee notes on the palate. Rich and full-bodied and smooth. Perfect for meat lovers' pizza and lasagna. Zinfandel food pairings: pasta marinara, beef fajitas, sesame pork ribs. Drink: 2013 - 2015 951889 13% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. January 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dante Robino Reserva Malbec 2009, Perdriel, Luján De Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina: This big, black, brooding wine spent 12 months in American oak. It's ultra-full-bodied and rich with tarry blackberry aromas and flavours. It has an amazingly great price. Pair with meat lovers' pizza or lasagna. Drink: 2013 - 2016 301473 15.3% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. January 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château De Gironville J. Bueno, Prop. Meritage 2009, A.C., Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux, France: This full-bodied, tasty red is a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot grapes. It offers rich aromas and flavours of black and purple plums, great depth and length. There's some dried herbs and smoke on the finish. Smooth, balanced and delicious. Great price. Drink: 2012 - 2015 193086 13% XD 750 mL $23.85 Score: 90/100. January 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Des 3 Cellier Marceau 2009, A.C., Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Rhône, France: Full-bodied with deep black cherry liqueur aromas and flavours (it's dry though). Loaded with layers of complexity with some smoke on the nose. The alcohol level is high, but the wine is balanced and would dance with prime rib or a pepper steak. Drink: 2012 - 2016 309856 15% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 90/100. January 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Boasso Meriame Dolcetto D'alba 2011, D.O.C., Piedmont, Italy: Lovely richness and plushness on the palate. Seductive aromas of black plum, anise and smoke. Plush and enduring with a great capacity for food pairings with hearty meat dishes, including grilled pork chops. Dolcetto D'alba food pairings: pasta dishes, slice of homemade pizza. Drink: 2013 - 2015 303461 13% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. January 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domìni Veneti Vigneti Di Torbe Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2010, D.O.C., Veneto, Italy: Rich and delicious with aromas of dark chocolate, mocha and espresso on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, smooth and juicy. Finishes clean and dry with some smoke. Perfect for hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2017 303537 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. January 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Opawa Pinot Noir 2010, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Attractive tart black cherries and purple plum on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied with mouth-watering juiciness. Lots of layers of pleasure. Pair this red wonder with grilled tuna or salmon, as well as herbed chicken. Yum! Drink: 2013 - 2016 295584 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. January 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sherwood Heritage Collection Nor'wester Pinot Noir 2009, Waipara Valley, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand: A lovely, vibrant pinot noir with bright red cherry notes, dried herbs, field strawberries and some smoke. Medium-bodied with terrific mouth-watering juiciness. Elegant and balanced with a long, dry finish. Pair with planked salmon or roast chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2016 295568 14% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. January 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Grinder Pinotage 2011, W.O., Swartland, South Africa: Loaded with black pepper, dark spices, coffee, mocha and savoury dark fruit aromas. There's a seductive juiciness on the palate with full-bodied weight. Black plum and anise on the smoky finish. Highly recommended. Pair with rib roast or grilled pork chops. Pinotage food pairings: grilled meats, smoked pork, hearty mole based chili. Drink: 2013 - 2016 269076 14% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 90/100. January 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Edge Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, North Coast, California, United States: Fleshy ripe blackberry and black raspberry aromas on the nose that fills out with dark spices, smoke and dried herbs. Lots of sweet black fruit on the palate followed by a dry, clean finish. Pair with hearty meat dishes. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: gourmet burgers, meaty pasta dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2016 34223 14.4% D 750 mL $26.95 Score: 90/100. January 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Columbia Crest Winery H3 Merlot 2009, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington State, United States: Rich and complex with black fruit fleshy aromas and some espresso on the nose. Finishes with cigar box and dried herbs. Pair with prime rib or brisket. Highly recommended. Drink: 2013 - 2017 209874 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. January 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Merlot 2009, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada: Savoury and delicious with full-bodied goodness. There's almost a meaty note mid-palate: intriguing and satisfying, especially when you're enjoying pork tenderloin or prime rib. Aromas of dark plum and blackberry with some smoke on a long finish. Drink: 2013 - 2017 585737 14% XD 750 mL $41.95 Score: 91/100. January 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Les Hauts De Castellas Vacqueyras Vignerons De Caractère 2010, A.C., Rhône, France: Extremely full-bodied, deep, rich and complex with black cherry liqueur aromas and gorgeous black raspberry jam notes. It's a dry wine with a great finish. This would be an elegant dinner party wine. Drink: 2012 - 2016 177634 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. January 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fattoria Di Piazzano Rio Camerata Riserva Chianti 2006, Tuscany, Italy: Aromas such as cigar smoke, dried herbs, black cherry and dark spices emerge from the glass. This wine is balanced, full-bodied and a wonderful food partner to meat dishes as well as pasto with meat sauces. Try decanting it for 2 hours for maximum drinking pleasure. Drink: 2015 - 2019 301929 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. January 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Virgen Del Águila Artigazo 2007, D.O., Cariñena, Spain: Savoury and delicious with aromas of wild blackberry and blackcurrant. The grapes for this wine are grown south of Rioja. This wine is accessible and rich with terrific concentration. It's a blend of 40% Garnacha, 30% Syrah, and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. It was matured for 18 months in oak. Pair with a t-bone steak. Drink: 2013 - 2018 292102 14.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. January 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Heartland Shiraz 2009, Langhorne Creek, Limestone Coast, South Australia, Australia: Love the nose of black cherry liqueur and mysterious dark spices that draw you head first into the glass. The palate opens up with fleshy ripe black fruit and smoke. This is such a lively, full-bodied red that's smooth and ready to drink now. Pair with prime rib. Drink: 2013 - 2016 661934 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. January 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mollydooker The Maitre D' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, South Australia, Australia: Incredibly concentrated with great depth and length. Big black aromas and flavours of blackberry, blackcurrant and dark spices. Very mouth-filling and rich. Highly recommended. Drink: 2013 - 2017 246629 15.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. January 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pascual Toso Alta Reserve Malbec 2009, Barrancas Vineyard, Mendoza, Argentina: Deepest, darkest concentration of blackberry, blackcurrant and black plum I've tasted in a while. Full-bodied and smooth; this delivers lots of hedonistic satisfaction. This wine will benefit from 2 hours decanting. A long, satisfying finish. Pair with filet mignon or a pepper steak. Drink: 2013 - 2017 261958 13.5% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 93/100. January 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Arche Amarone Della Valpolicella 2009, D.O.C., Veneto, Italy: A gorgeously rich and concentrated amarone, yet not heavy: it's also balanced. Lovely, seductive aromas and flavours of black cherry, fleshy black plum, dark spices and mystery. Pair with a flank steak or a secret love. Amarone Della Valpolicella food pairings: blackened leg of lamb with dried figs, high-cacao (70% or more) dark chocolate. Drink: 2014 - 2021 95836 15% D 750 mL $32.95 Score: 93/100. January 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha 2010, D.O., Campo De Borja, Spain: Some mocha and dark chocolate on the nose is quickly flooded with lusciously ripe black fruit on the palate. Full-bodied and smooth. This winery is located south of Rioja and is comprised of 100% Garnacha grapes. The wine itself was matured in 50/50 stainless steel and French barrels. A long, satisfying finish. Pair with hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2019 273748 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. January 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cline Cellars Cashmere Named Varietal Blends-Red 2010, California, United States: Lovely, supple and seductive with full-bodied weight that's not heavy. Gorgeous aromas of black cherry, dark plum and anise. This wine is a blend of Mourvèdre, Syrah and Grenache grapes. About 25% of this wine was matured for 9 months in oak. Concentrated and rich with great food compatibility for dishes like grilled pork and t-bone steak. Drink: 2013 - 2017 161539 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. January 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beringer Napa Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir 2008, Napa Valley, California, United States: Lovely lushness on the nose and palate. Gorgeously ripe cherries and strawberries with some satin plum pleasure mingled in. Medium- to full-bodied and smooth. Pair with roast chicken, swordfish or pork. Pinot Noir food pairings: braised short ribs. Drink: 2013 - 2017 718668 14.3% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. January 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chain of Ponds The Ledge Shiraz 2008, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia: Sweetly ripe black and purple plum notes with some fleshy blackberries mixing in. Full-bodied and smooth. This finishes dry and satisfying. What an amazing wine this would be with meat lovers' pizza or prime rib. Drink: 2013 - 2017 59899 14.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 94/100. January 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Napa Valley, California, United States: Full-bodied, complex and savoury with many intriguing aromas and flavours. This is benchmark Californian cabernet in all its glory. Aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant and cassis with some dry underbrush and herbs and smoke on the finish. Pair with classic filet mignon, lamb with rosemary or pork tenderloin. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled veal chop with morel mushrooms. Drink: 2014 - 2018 708842 14.5% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 94/100. January 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Caprili Brunello Di Montalcino 2007, D.O.C.G., Tuscany, Italy: A smoky, dried herb nose that's absolutely seductive. This complex and well-structured wine opens with more smoky black fruit on the palate. Layers of richness as well as anise and violets. It's a deeply concentrated wine yet with great elegance and finesse. Excellent dinner party candidate, especially if you're dining with the boss. Drink: 2014 - 2022 305888 15% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 95/100. January 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Tournon Shay's Flat Vineyard M. Chapoutier Shiraz 2010, Pyrnees, Victoria, Australia: Gorgeous concentration here! Black and dark red fruit mingle with pepper, dark spices and brooding mystery. What an incredible wine. It's produced be a classic and respected Rhone Valley producer Chapoutier. Pair with filet mignon or any peppery or spicy hearty meat dish. Drink: 2014 - 2018 311480 14% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 98/100. January 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mission Hill Family Estate Quatrain 2009, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, V.Q.A., Canada: Spectacularly rich, complex and deep. This towering red offers aromas of dark red fruit, smoke, dried herbs and cigar box. It's a multi-layered wine that will cellar very well. Truly one of Canada's flagship wines. Food pairings: robust meat dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2020 218636 14% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 95/100. January 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Flat Rock Cellars Pinot Noir Rosé 2011, V.Q.A., Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Delightfully pretty! Fleeting, gossamer aromas of field strawberries. Mouth-watering and refreshing. Pinot Noir Rosé food pairings: grilled calamari, smoked salmon, crab salad. Drink: 2012 - 2014 39974 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. January 2013. Top Rated Rosé Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Flat Rock Cellars Chardonnay 2009, V.Q.A., Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Full-bodied, balanced and generous with green apple and hazelnut aromas. Pair with corn dishes and roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: barbecued chicken, pickerel, crab legs. Drink: 2012 - 2015 286278 12.8% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. January 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jackson-Triggs Proprietor's Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2011, V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada: Gorgeous richness with ripe peach and toasted almond open the nose. Full-bodied and voluptuous. A magnificent wine for chardonnay lovers. Pair with roast chicken and corn dishes. Chardonnay food pairings: semi-rich, creamy sauces, poached salmon in caper butter, lobster papardelle with chive butter, and roasted veal in a leek-mustard sauce. Drink: 2012 - 2015 593996 13.4% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. January 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Porcupine Ridge Boekenhoutskloof Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Wo Western Cape, South Africa: Grassy, herbal refreshment with a medium-bodied weight. Stunningly great price. South Africa does so well with Sauvignon Blanc, and it shows in this wine. Pair with vegetarian dishes, seafood and grilled portabello mushroom. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: grilled calamari. Drink: 2013 - 2015 126797 12.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. January 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cloudline Pinot Gris 2010, Oregon, United States: Dry and crisp with attractive aromas of white melon and lime. Perfect as an aperitif or companion to many seafood dishes. Highly recommended. Pinot Gris food pairings: seafood. Drink: 2013 - 2016 159988 13.3% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. January 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Siete Fincas Chardonnay 2011, Mendoza, Argentina: Gorgeous full-bodied, buttery chardonnay with toasted almond on the finish. Layers of pleasure here at an incredibly great price. Highly recommend. Pair with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: boiled lobster with butter. Drink: 2013 - 2016 222752 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. January 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Chardonnay 2011, Bc V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: A full-bodied and generous chardonnay with layers of rip peach and green apple flavour. Some attractive toast almond on the finish. Pair with corn dishes or lobster in butter. Drink: 2013 - 2016 377770 14% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 90/100. January 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Joseph Cattin Riesling 2011, A.C., Alsace, France: Crisp, fresh and clean. This medium-bodied white offers lovely aromas of white melon and lime lift. It also was awarded the Gold Medal at the Paris Concours Général Agricole in 2012. Terrific clean finish which makes it a great aperitif or companion to many dishes from seafood to salads. Drink: 2013 - 2016 259788 12.4% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. January 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mcnab Ridge Shadow Brook Farms Roussanne 2009, Mendocino, California, United States: A viscous, mouth-watering, full-bodied white without a lot of acidity. Floral and delightful with a long finish. Highly recommended. Drink with roast chicken or chicken pot pie. Roussanne food pairings: grilled salmon with orange marmalade and sesame oil sauce. Drink: 2013 - 2016 312892 14.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. January 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gray Monk Estate Winery Gewürztraminer 2011, Bc V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada: Classic gewurz with aromas of lychee, rose petal and baking spices. Full-bodied and delicious. Perfect for Asian dishes, curries and spicy dishes. Gewürztraminer food pairings: mildly spiced Asian cuisine. Drink: 2013 - 2016 321588 12.6% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. January 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sanford Chardonnay 2010, Santa Rita Hills, California, United States: Fresh baked bread wafts out of the glass followed by vibrant green apple notes. This is a hedonist's chardonnay. Full-bodied and rich with lots of length. Highly recommended. Pair with roast chicken and a comfy sweater. Chardonnay food pairings: crab cakes, butter-brushed lobster tail, pork chops. Drink: 2013 - 2017 956003 14.5% D 750 mL $31.95 Score: 91/100. January 2013. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J. Lohr October Night Chardonnay 2011, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County, California, United States: The grapes were picked in late October to achieve more concentration of flavour. Lovely aromas of melon, butterscotch, toasted almond and green apple. The grape clone they se in this wine is called the musqué clone in Ontario. Highly recommended. Pair with corn dishes, roast chicken and lobster in melted butter. Chardonnay food pairings: lobster, crab legs. Drink: 2013 - 2017 225375 14.9% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 92/100. January 2013. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gann Chardonnay 2007, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Loaded with tropical fruit aromas and flavours. Full-bodied, smooth and generous. Lovely chardonnay for those who love layered flavour. Pair with fried chicken. Highly recommended. Chardonnay food pairings: lobster, shellfish. Drink: 2013 - 2016 311571 14% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. January 2013. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2010, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada: Bursting with aromas of fleshy ripe peach and pear that mingle with toasted almonds. Full-bodied with layers of tropical fruit pleasure. This wine will keep for several years in your cellar, but it can also be enjoyed now. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken or turkey, lobster in butter, corn dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2016 545004 13.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. January 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin Meritage 2008, Bc V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada: A spectacular blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot and malbec with a solid Bordeaux-like structure. The Okanagan signature is fully present here with a generosity of dark fruit aromas and rich, full-bodied weight. A long, satisfying finish. Meritage food pairings: prime rib, lamb with rosemary. Drink: 2012 - 2020 626325 13.5% XD 750 mL $45.95 Score: 93/100. January 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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