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Vintages Release April 13, 2013

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Red Wine

Candor Lot 3 Non-Vintage Zinfandel, California, United States: Love it! Chocolate-mocha richness gets enveloped by fleshy blackberries and blueberries on the palate. Full-bodied and juicy great, very smooth. Drink: 2012 - 2014 133389 14.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. April 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Perez Cruz Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Maipo Valley, Chile: Juicy purple plums and blueberries on the nose and palate. Full-bodied and smooth and mouth-watering. Almost zinfandel-like in character. Some dark pepper and more purple-blue fruit notes on the finish. Perfect for hamburgers with all the fixins. Drink: 2013 - 2015 311753 13.5% XD 375 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. April 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château La Croix De Queynac Supérieur Meritage 2009, A.C., Bordeaux, France: Robust and rustic with tart wild blackberry notes and forest floor. Full-bodied and tasty. Decant for 2 hours. Great with meat dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2015 387514 13% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. April 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bricco Rosso Di Dogliani Manfredi Dolcetto 2009, D.O.C.G., Piedmont, Italy: Spicy and pepper with robust, rustic black fruit and smoke. Great price. This organic wine has just 6 mg/l of free sulphur. Dolcetto food pairings: gourmet sausages, pizza. Drink: 2013 - 2016 705699 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. April 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Resta Salice Salentino 2009, D.O.C., Puglia, Italy: Well-priced for this robust, rustic red. Don't analyze, just drink. Good with pizza and hamburgers. Food pairings: spicy pasta dishes, lamb, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2013 - 2015 324731 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. April 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Monte Vilar Reserva Casa Santa Vitória 2011, Alentejano, Portugal: Full-bodied and tasty with dark fruit and just the right amount of oak. Great for meat pizza. Food pairings: blackened beef, bison burgers. Drink: 2013 - 2015 276105 14% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. April 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

De Angelis Rosso Piceno Superiore 2009, D.O.C., Marche, Italy: Mocha, dark chocolate and coffee espresso on the nose. Some black fruit on the palate. Full-bodied and smooth with a sweet finish of chocolate even though this wine is technically dry. Food pairings: porchetta (suckling pig stuffed with fennel and garlic), roasted chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2016 324756 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. April 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Brampton Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, W.O., Simonsberg-Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa: A full-bodied red with mouth-watering acidity and mocha-dark chocolate aromas and flavours. Good bottle for meat pizza. Drink: 2013 - 2015 315903 14.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. April 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bodega Séptima Séptimo Día Malbec 2011, Mendoza, Argentina: Smokey with gorgeous mocha and black plum aromas and flavours. Full-bodied and smooth with layers of pleasure. Perfect for beef or pepperoni pizza. Malbec food pairings: steak, chicken, pork. Drink: 2013 - 2015 219295 14.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. April 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Villars Meritage 2009, A.C., Fronsac, Bordeaux, France: Gorgeous nose of wild blackberry and cassis with smoky oak. Tight: needs cellar time and decanting 2 hours. Full-bodied. All's good but the finish is short otherwise I'd give it 92. Drink: 2014 - 2017 191270 13% XD 750 mL $27.85 Score: 89/100. April 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Cirque Maison Johanes Boubee Carignan Mourvèdre Syrah 2011, Vin De Pays Des Côtes Catalanes, Midi, France: Full-bodied, smooth and savoury with juicy, fleshy black fruit. Aromas of black plum and cassis... hard to believe this has no oak. Great with hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2016 277079 14% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. April 2013. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Delaforce Real Companhia Velha Touriga Nacional 2009, D.O.C., Douro, Portugal: A full-bodied generous red with mocha and toasty oak on the nose. Black plum and raspberry with dark spices. Good finish. Drink: 2013 - 2016 324517 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. April 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château des Charmes Equuleus Paul Bosc Estate Vineyard 2010, V.Q.A., St. David's Bench, Ontario, Canada: Full-bodied with dark fruit and smoke on the nose that follows through on the palate. Balanced with a good finish. Drink: 2012 - 2016 319525 14% XD 750 mL $40.00 Score: 89/100. April 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mitolo Jester Shiraz 2009, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Intense and concentrated with rich purple and black plums, dark spices and juicy mouth-watering goodness. Smooth with a vibrant finish. Full-bodied and sensuous. Lots of pleasure. Perfect for meat lovers' pizza and pepper steak. This is the half bottle size. Drink: 2013 - 2016 180430 14.5% D 375 mL $11.95 Score: 90/100. April 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alpha Estate Hedgehog Vineyard Xinomavro 2008, A.O.S.Q., Amyndeon, Greece: Juicy, full-bodied and smooth with a very different and exciting taste profile. Lovely dark cherry, smoke and some tanned leather. Extremely mouth-watering which makes this a great dance partner with many dishes. Intriguing, try it! Drink: 2013 - 2018 259762 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. April 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beaulieu Vineyard Bv Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Napa Valley, California, United States: Full-bodied with classic Cal cab notes of black fruit, smoke and toast. Smooth and layered. Decant 2 hours. Terrific with hearty meat dishes. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: braised beef. Drink: 2013 - 2017 987420 14.5% D 750 mL $25.95 Score: 90/100. April 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alfredo Roca Reserva De Familia Pinot Noir 2010, San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina: Juicy and medium- to almost full-bodied. Lovely black cherry, dark spice and violets on the nose. Aromatic and fascinating. Great price for pinot. Would be great with fresh seafood seared. Yum! Pinot Noir food pairings: roast duck, herb-coated lamb in a red wine sauce. Drink: 2013 - 2016 301275 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. April 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cusumano Noà 2008, I.G.T., Sicily, Italy: Full-bodied and smooth with mocha richness and brooding black plums slipping in underneath. Dark spice and smoke on a long finish. Terrific structure and balance. Demands hearty meat dishes and your full commitment. Drink: 2013 - 2016 109512 12.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. April 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quinta De Ventozelo Reserva Douro Tinto 2009, D.O.C., Douro, Portugal: Savoury, juicy and delicious with dark red fruit, some dark spice and juicy goodness. An attractive blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca grapes. terrific with hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2017 21329 12.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. April 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Easton Zinfandel 2010, Amador County, California, United States: Juicy purple plums and blueberries, some spice and smoke on the finish. Full-bodied and smooth with great intensity of flavour. Drink: 2013 - 2017 328377 14.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. April 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Opus One Baron Philippe De Rothschild And Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Napa Valley, California, United States: This wine is a blend of 81% cabernet sauvignon, 9% cabernet franc, 5% petit verdot, 4% merlot and 1% malbec grapes. Full-bodied and smooth with great elegance. This is a flagship wine for California, but over-priced. Dark fruit and smoke on the finish. Drink: 2013 - 2018 26310 13% XD 750 mL $385.00 Score: 91/100. April 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Norman Hardie County Unfiltered Pinot Noir 2011, V.Q.A., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada: Vibrant tart cherries on the nose with lively acidity on the palate for a wide range of dishes from planked salmon to roast chicken. One of the best pinots in Prince Edward County. Beautiful silk texture and medium body. Pinot Noir food pairings: herbed roast beef. Drink: 2012 - 2017 125310 11.5% XD 750 mL $35.00 Score: 92/100. April 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Durieu 2010, A.C., Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Rhône, France: Robust and towering with black and dark red raspberry and blackberry. Violets, anise and dark spices with a velvet smooth texture and ultra-long finish. Perfect dinner party wine or gift wine. Drink: 2013 - 2020 320168 15% XD 750 mL $35.95 Score: 92/100. April 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

E. Guigal Gigondas 2009, A.C., Rhône, France: This savoury, juicy blend of 70% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre and 5% Syrah grapes is stunning! Aromas of fleshy black fruit, pepper, dark spices and some smoke. Underbrush and black raspberry weave through the long finish. Full-bodied weight yet perfectly balanced. Drink: 2013 - 2017 331900 14% D 750 mL $31.95 Score: 92/100. April 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry's Drive Dead Letter Office Shiraz 2008, South Australia, Australia: Juicy, savoury and delicious! Rich aromas and flavours of fleshy black fruit, dark spice and vanilla smoke. Gorgeous package here for shiraz lovers. This wine would dance with rare steak, gourmet burgers or pepperoni pizza. Top me up! Drink: 2013 - 2017 243659 15.1% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 93/100. April 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château De Fonbel Meritage 2009, A.C., Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France: Stunning! Rich, brooding black fruit with generous toasty oak, yet not "oaky": perfectly balanced. A spectacular Bordeaux for this price point. Will do well in the cellar and at dinner parties. Drink: 2014 - 2020 196451 13% XD 750 mL $37.85 Score: 93/100. April 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Merry Edwards Pinot Noir 2009, Sonoma Coast, California, United States: Juicy and delicious with fleshy ripe cherries that don't come off as sweet. Liquid silk on the palate with a long, satisfying finish. It's pricey but worth it. Seared tuna anyone? Drink: 2013 - 2018 656850 14.2% XD 750 mL $54.95 Score: 93/100. April 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Estancia Pinot Noir 2011, Monterey, California, United States: Absolutely superb pinot for the price! If you love Belle Glos, you'll love this. Fleshy ripe cherries, satin smooth, long finish. So lovely. Roast chicken or mushroom risotto. Drink: 2013 - 2017 421586 13.5% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 93/100. April 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cloudy Bay Vineyards Ltd Pinot Noir 2010, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Liquid lovely! Juicy, fleshy bright cherries dance across your sauces. Ultra-smooth... Like satin. Hedonistic. Amazingly great price for a flagship wine. Please make me some planked salmon and top up my glass. Drink: 2013 - 2017 598813 13% XD 750 mL $37.95 Score: 94/100. April 2013. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Codorniu Selección Raventós Brut Cava Método Tradicional, D.O., Spain: Toasty, earthy and robust with a dry, crisp, refreshing finish. Lots of character. Terrific value, especially at this price. Stock up for your parties now. Drink: 2012 - 2015 521773 12.1% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. April 2013. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Langlois-Château Brut Crémant De Loire, A.C., Loire, France: Lovely! Toasty and dry on the nose. The palate is mouth-watering, creamy and rich. The finish is dry and refreshing. Terrific, especially for this price! Drink: 2012 - 2015 996272 12.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. April 2013. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Oyster Bay Cuvée Rosé 2012, New Zealand, New Zealand: A lovely, toasty bubbly at an exceptionally great price! The chardonnay grapes in this blend come from Hawkes Bay region, while pinot noir grapes hail from Marlborough. Lovely persistence of flavours and bubbles. Crisp, clean finish. Stock up now! Drink: 2012 - 2015 280172 12% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. April 2013. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Viewpointe Estate Auxerrois 2011, V.Q.A., Lake Erie North Shore, Ontario, Canada: A soft, floral white with some sweetness. Very light-bodied and pretty. Nice aperitif. Auxerrois food pairings: paprika-spiced chicken, pad Thai. Drink: 2012 - 2015 327239 12.5% M 750 mL $14.95 Score: 86/100. April 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosehall Run Cuvée County Chardonnay 2010, V.Q.A., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada: Full-bodied with generous layers of baked bread, green apple and melon. Chardonnay food pairings: creamy squash soup. Drink: 2012 - 2015 132928 13% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. April 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaines Schlumberger Les Princes Abbés Gewürztraminer 2009, A.C., Alsace, France: Lemon drops and honeysuckle on the nose. Lots of sweetness here but it's balanced with some acidity for a soft, medium-bodied profiled. Think of dishes with some sweetness such as glazed ham or spicy, hot dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2018 990671 13% M 750 mL $27.95 Score: 88/100. April 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Principessa Gavia Gavi Vigne Regali Cortese (Gavi) 2011, D.O.C.G., Piedmont, Italy: Pure lemon sunshine! Clean, crisp and refreshing with terrific mouth-watering acidity for seafood and salads. Medium-bodied. This would also be a great aperitif. Cortese (Gavi) food pairings: lighter fish dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2015 250696 12% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. April 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Deu La Deu Vinho Verde Alvarinho 2011, D.O.C., Monção E Melgaço, Vinho Verde, Portugal: Lime and lemon essence on the nose. Extremely crisp, refreshing and clean on the palate with marvelous mouth-watering acidity for a wide range of dishes from seafood to salads. Good aperitif as well. Alvarinho food pairings: pan-seared scallops, steamed mussels. Drink: 2012 - 2015 40642 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. April 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Evans & Tate Metricup Road Chardonnay 2010, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia: Lovely lemon and lime lift on the nose. A lean, crisp style of chardonnay that still is packed with flavour. Great food versatility from roast chicken to seafood. Amazing value. Drink: 2012 - 2015 311449 13.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. April 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Concilio Gewürztraminer 2011, D.O.C., Trentino, Italy: Classic gewurztraminer at a great price! Lychee, spice, rose petal and white grapefruit on the nose that follows through on the palate. Mouth-watering and medium- to full-bodied. Terrific for medium curries and Asian dishes. Gewürztraminer food pairings: olio e olio pasta. Drink: 2012 - 2016 670711 14% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. April 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Brokenwood Cricket Pitch Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2011, New South Wales, Australia: A vibrant blend of sauvignon blanc and semillon grapes. Lovely aromas of lemon and lanolin: there's both richness here and a sleek crispness. Perfect as an aperitif or companion to many dishes from seafood to salad. Intense, dry finish. Terrific! Drink: 2012 - 2016 662627 12.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. April 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cloudy Bay Vineyards Ltd Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc 2009, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Clementine and lemongrass on the nose. Very intense and concentrated wine with full-bodied weight. Yet it's still clean, crisp and refreshing with terrific mouth-watering acidity for a wide range of dishes. Finishes with more lemon zest. Drink: 2012 - 2016 84897 13.5% D 750 mL $47.95 Score: 91/100. April 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kim Crawford Marlborough Pinot Gris 2011, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Green apple, lemon and lime lift on the nose. Come-alive lime flavours on the palate with mouth-watering juiciness. Perfectly medium-bodied and versatile with a wide range of dishes. Great aperitif too. Yum! Pinot Gris food pairings: grilled lobster tail in butter, stir-fried shrimp, grilled salmon. Drink: 2012 - 2015 680983 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. April 2013. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2010, Chalk Hill, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Baked bread and toasted almond on the nose. Lovely green apple and white peach on the palate. Full-bodied and generous. Chardonnay food pairings: pulled pork, grilled lobster tail. Drink: 2012 - 2017 706580 14.8% D 750 mL $57.95 Score: 91/100. April 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2010, Santa Barbara County, Monterey County, California, United States: Butterscotch and baked bread on the nose of this inviting, robust white. The palate opens up with green apple and melon. Full-bodied, generous and delicious! Drink: 2012 - 2016 59576 13.5% D 750 mL $27.95 Score: 92/100. April 2013. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rustenberg Chardonnay 2011, W.O., Stellenbosch, South Africa: Drop-dead gorgeous! Love this style of chardonnay. Toasty and rich but also mouth-watering and vibrant: it's got it all. This wine was aged in 40% new and 60% second-use oak barrels for a year. Toasted almond and green apple on the nose with lime-orange citrus on the palate. Balanced and lovely with a long finish. Wow! Drink: 2012 - 2016 598631 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. April 2013. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dog Point Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: A vibrant and terrific sauvignon blanc from a master of the genre! Lively aromas of lime and citrus and just the right amount of herbal refreshment. Mouth-watering and juicy. It's medium-bodied and packed with flavour. Some guava and grapefruit on the clean, crisp finish. Highly recommended. Drink: 2012 - 2016 677450 13.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 94/100. April 2013. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cloudy Bay Vineyards Ltd Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Zesty, herbal with notes of chives, lemongrass and lime zest. This is the wine that put New Zealand on the map. Love how it's far more citrus than herbal. Mouth-watering and medium-bodied but packed with flavour. There's some refreshing white grapefruit and green melon on a long finish. medium-bodied and packed with flavour an character. Drink: 2012 - 2016 304469 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. April 2013. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dog Point Vineyard Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: A spectacularly glorious sauvignon blanc that has the ability to age, rare among this style and genre. There are attractive aromas of pear, green apple and lime citrus lift on the nose that follow through on the palate. Clean and crisp with a terrific medium body and mouth-watering juiciness. Versatile with so many dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2018 325977 14% XD 750 mL $37.95 Score: 94/100. April 2013. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flat Rock Cellars Riesling 2011, V.Q.A., Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Soooooo lovely! Apricot and honeysuckle aromas give this wine a lovely, natural fruit fleshiness and sweetness, but this wine is never cloying as it's beautifully balanced with mouth-watering acidity for a wide range of dishes. Luscious and seductive with a medium body and long finish. Highly recommended. Riesling food pairings: chicken, lobster, risotto. Drink: 2012 - 2017 43281 11% MD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. April 2013. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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