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Vintages Release September 27, 2014

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Bolla Classico Amarone Del Valpolicella 2008, D.O.C., Italy: A spectacularly rich and full-bodied Italian red wine from the heart of the Amarone-producing region. Seductive aromas of black cherry, dried fig, smoke and cedar. Perfect for prime rib. Drink: 2013 - 2021 491852 15.5% XD 750 mL $36.95 Score: 92/100. September 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kim Crawford Small Parcels Rise and Shine Pinot Noir 2012, Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand: Rich and mouth-filling with cherry and dark spices. Lovely lusciousness. Great complexity in the glass: as full-bodied as New World pinot gets without being heavy or cloying. Superb craftsmanship. Drink: 2013 - 2018 35337 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. September 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chapoutier 2010, Rasteau, Rhone Valley Aoc, France: Full-bodied with big black fruit, smoke and tar on the nose and palate. Lots of layers and superb balance. Dry and satisfying. Terrific dinner party wine with hearty meat dishes. Food pairings: filet mignon, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2013 - 2016 321539 14.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Hyot Meritage 2010, A.C., Côtes De Bordeaux, Castillon, France: Pleasantly bitter black fruit and mouth-watering acidity. Full-bodied and juicy. Great for steak, especially at this price. Drink: 2013 - 2016 63537 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. September 2014. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bodegas Vizcarra Jc Vizcarra Tempranillo 2010, D.O., Ribera Del Duero, Spain: A savoury, mouth-watering red wine with full-bodied weight. Loaded with character and depth, like a good friend. Aromas and flavours of dark fruit, forest floor and dark spices. Drink: 2013 - 2016 214650 14% D 750 mL $28.95 Score: 90/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hacienda Lopez De Haro Reserva 2005, Rioja, Spain: Full-bodied and very mature with leather and dust, not a lot of fruit but still enjoyable now. This is a DOCA wine. Complex and long on the finish. Drink: 2012 - 2017 357335 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Lackey Kilikanoon Shiraz 2012, South Australia, Australia: Big and black with tarry black fruit and lots of toasty oak. Black pepper finish. Pair with grilled meats. Shiraz food pairings: spiced beef dishes, spicy ribs. Drink: 2013 - 2017 5199 14.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. September 2014. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Milos Vinifera Plavac Mali 2009, Peljesac Peninsula, Dalmatian Coast, Croatia: Peppery with black fruit aromas and a smooth, seductive, full-bodied texture. A great Croatian red wine for BBQs and potluck gatherings. Plavac Mali is a native Croatian grape (pronounced PLAH-vahts MAH-lee), and the leading black grape grown on the sunlit Dalmatian Coast on the Adriatic Sea. Plava means blue and Mali mean small, which aptly describes the grapes for this wine which are packed with flavour as a result. Try it with meat lovers' pizza too ... tonight! Plavac Mali food pairings: grilled chicken with tomato and olives, roasted venison. Drink: 2012 - 2017 261636 13.7% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 88/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viña Ventisquero Grey Single Block Carmenère 2011, Trinidad Vineyard, Maipo Valley, Chile: Dark and rich Carmenere with dark spice and smoke. The grapes are sourced from the winery's La Trinidad Vineyard in the coastal Maipo Valley. This robust red wine is aged 18 months in French oak barrels. Drink: 2013 - 2017 325415 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vicente Faria Wines 2012, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: Explore your dark side with Animus. Cedar brush and wild tart black raspberry on the nose of this full-bodied Portuguese red wine. Smooth and supple. Great price. Excellent party wine, especially those hosted for psychiatrists. Food pairings: grilled pork ribs, burgers, chicken dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2018 535641 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. September 2014. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Badia A Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2010, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A full-bodied wine with aromas of bright red fruit and a mouth-watering juiciness for a wide range of dishes, especially pasta in tomato sauce. This wine was certified organic in 2003. It has some fleshy cherry and smoky notes on the finish. Decant 1 hour. Red fruit, anise and smoke on the nose. Crisp, refreshing finish with a pleasantly bitter bite. Try with rich meat sauces. Chianti Classico food pairings: pasta with red sauces, beef bourguignon, turkey pot pie, gouda, hearty soups & stews. Drink: 2013 - 2018 295964 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trivento Concha Y Toro Reserve Syrah Malbec 2012, Mendoza, Argentina: Deep, dark and rich, this brooding blend of Malbec (50%) and Syrah (50%) has dive-into-it aromas of blackberries, coffee, dark chocolate and smoke. The wine was aged for 8 months in French oak. Full-bodied but not heavy, wonderful concentration of flavour. This is Concha y Toro’s Argentine estate, and the wines punch well above their weight (and price point). Highly recommended. Syrah Malbec food pairings: grilled lamb, roast game bird, chicken kebabs. Drink: 2013 - 2016 492702 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. September 2014. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Jean Deydier & Fils Les Clefs D'or Tradition Vieilles Vignes 2010, Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Rhône A.C., France: Full-bodied with big black fruit and toasty oak and smoke. The grapes for this wine are sustainably farmed in the Rhone Valley. The are grown on old vines (Vieilles Vignes) with low yields. - Community Wine Reviews Drink: 2014 - 2020 384370 14.5% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 90/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Two Hands Wines Lily's Garden Shiraz 2012, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Big, black brooding bruiser that clocks in at 16.5% alcohol. Doesn't taste hot though, just baked in a hot Australian sun. Full-on palate whacker. Pair with T-Rex burgers. Drink: 2013 - 2019 162213 16.5% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 90/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Yalumba Barossa Patchwork Shiraz 2011, Barossa Valley, Australia: A generous, full-bodied, supple red with attractive aromas of black plum, blackberries and black raspberries. Incredible concentration and depth. Great for dinner parties. Shiraz from the Barossa Valley shines, and here is a prime example. Seductive notes of cedar smoke on the finish. With 160 years of Barossa heritage, Yalumba shows exactly what Barossa terroir is capable of. The winery creates this wine from a "patchwork quilt" of soils, aspects, microclimates and cultures, thus the name. Shiraz food pairings: steak, lamb, pork, cheese, chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2020 98392 13.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 91/100. September 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Corte Guala Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2011, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Love the black pepper and dark spice on the nose of this big Italian red wine. Amazing price for such quality. Black fleshy berry aromas and flavours. Smooth and delicious. Where's my hamburger please? Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore food pairings: grilled chorizo sausages, grilled meats. Drink: 2013 - 2019 354431 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. September 2014. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Belle Glos Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, California, United States: Sweet cherry-berry aromas and flavours on the palate. Vanilla oak spice, smoke and raspberry compote and preserves on the finish. Full-bodied Californian Pinot Noir. Drink: 2014 - 2019 212076 14% D 750 mL $44.95 Score: 90/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Two Hands Wines Angels' Share Shiraz 2012, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Huge and towering, this blockbuster Australian red wine weighs in at 16.1% alcohol but the fruit and structure can handle it. Can you? Angels' Share refers to the naturally evaporating amount of wine, say 2%, that goes into the atmosphere from the oak barrels as it ages -- presumably for the drinking pleasure of angels. Medieval winemakers assumed that angels watched over the wines and took their share. Drink: 2014 - 2020 9480 16.1% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. September 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Meerlust Hannes Myburgh, Prop. Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: One of South Africa's flagship wines. This elegant cabernet combines strength and finesse. Deep, rich and full-bodied with cassis and a long finish. Will age well, but why wait? Try it with roast beef or steak tonight. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled lamb, bison burgers, chicken salad, pork tenderloin, autumn hodge-podge. Drink: 2012 - 2017 283390 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quinta De Pancas Selecção Do Enólogo 2010, Lisboa D.O.C., Portugal: Love the wild cedar brush nose with dark berries and spices. Delicious and fascinating. Full-bodied and velvet smooth. Ready to drink now. Finishes with attractive wood spice and smoke. Yes please! Drink: 2013 - 2019 380931 XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 92/100. September 2014. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Catena Historic Rows Malbec 2011, Mendoza, Argentina: Mocha-espresso aromas on the nose with fleshy ripe blackberry and plum flavours on the palate. Full-bodied and smooth. The grapes for this wine from four different vineyards, picked at four different times. Lovely, long espresso-anise finish. Truly one of Argentina's flagship wineries. Try it with a hearty meat dish. Malbec food pairings: lamb cutlets, beef tenderloin, cheddar cheese, herb-rubbed roast chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2018 982355 14% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 92/100. September 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel 2011, Sonoma County, California, United States: A huge, big, black wine of terrific concentration, depth and complexity from the old vine grapes. One of my favourite Californian Zinfandels. See chapter one of my book Red, White and Drunk All Over for a visit with the Seghesio family. Drink: 2013 - 2019 56879 15% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 92/100. September 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sbragia Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Sonoma Valley, California, United States: The 2010 vintage of the Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso Vineyard is a towering red wine. The grapes grow on vines planted in red soils in Sonoma. Firm tannic grip. Needs cellar time then decanting. Drink: 2015 - 2020 291054 14% XD 750 mL $79.95 Score: 92/100. September 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Single Vineyard Syrah 2012, Aconcagua Costa, Aconcagua Valley, Chile: A gorgeous, opulent Chilean Syrah of the best pedigree. Structure, density, concentration and complexity all play roles in this wine, with intense replay of fleshy dark plums and berries across the palate (and mind). Perfect for grilled pork chops. Drink: 2013 - 2019 387910 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 95/100. September 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Grand Nicolet Les Esqueyrons Rasteau 2012, Rhône A.C., France: Stunning! Gorgeous mouth-feel of liquid velvet... texture! Full-bodied with aromas of dark berry and plum fruit, some smoke. This is a blend of 50% Grenache (thus the velvet mouth-feel) and 50% Syrah (your black fruit and dark spice flavours). Drink: 2014 - 2020 163105 15% XD 750 mL $35.95 Score: 93/100. September 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Mendoza, Argentina: A many-layered, multi-faceted wine with great complexity and classic aromas of cassis, blackberry, blackcurrant, coffee and wood spice. Grapes were grown in vineyards that ranged from 940 meters above sea level to 1180 meters. Aged 18 months in new French oak. Full-bodied with great length; elegant and balanced. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: barbecued and grilled meats, game, chicken salad, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2010 - 2018 959965 14% XD 750 mL $45.95 Score: 93/100. September 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2012, Hemel-En-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay W.O., South Africa: Stunning! Generous cherry aromas and flavours yet not simple or sweet. Complex, elegant and layered. Some dark spice on the finish. Silk texture. Chapter three of my second book (Unquenchable) includes a visit to this winery and dinner with the brilliant Anthony Hamilton Russell. Drink: 2013 - 2020 999516 14% D 750 mL $44.95 Score: 93/100. September 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

John Duval Plexus Shiraz Grenache Mourvèdre 2009, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: Voluptuous, mouth-filling and gorgeous. Balanced and rich and deep. John Duval used to be the winemaker at Penfolds and that elegance of style shows here. Drink: 2013 - 2020 73049 14.5% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 94/100. September 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marchesi de Frescobaldi Mormoreto 2010, Castello Di Nipozzano, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: Complex, layered, powerful yet subtle. This is a classic library den wine as the late afternoon sunlight shafts in illuminating the gold text on the spines of Proust. It's the 2010 vintage but tastes 10 years more mature in a great way. Gorgeous. Drink: 2014 - 2022 951210 14.5% D 750 mL $63.95 Score: 94/100. September 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Léoville-Las Cases 2E Cru 2006, St-Julien, Bordeaux A.C., France: A remarkable Bordeaux red wine from the superb 2006 vintage that still has a long life ahead of it! Leoville Las Cases is known for creating benchmark wines in the Medoc region. Although it hails from the St. Julien district, it has the longevity and towering structure of Paulliac. The estate owner is Jean-Hubert Delon. Decant 1-2 hours. Although this wine is technically classified as a second growth, it is first rate. This is one of five store product codes designated to the same wine in this release. Pair with filet mignon. Drink: 2016 - 2030 566646 13.5% XD 750 mL $299.00 Score: 95/100. September 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Léoville-Las Cases 2E Cru 2006, St-Julien, Bordeaux A.C., France: A remarkable Bordeaux red wine from the superb 2006 vintage that still has a long life ahead of it! Leoville Las Cases is known for creating benchmark wines in the Medoc region. Although it hails from the St. Julien district, it has the longevity and towering structure of Paulliac. The estate owner is Jean-Hubert Delon. Decant 1-2 hours. Although this wine is technically classified as a second growth, it is first rate. This is one of five store product codes designated to the same wine in this release. Pair with filet mignon. Drink: 2016 - 2030 566653 13.5% XD 750 mL $299.00 Score: 95/100. September 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Léoville-Las Cases 2E Cru 2006, St-Julien, Bordeaux A.C., France: A remarkable Bordeaux red wine from the superb 2006 vintage that still has a long life ahead of it! Leoville Las Cases is known for creating benchmark wines in the Medoc region. Although it hails from the St. Julien district, it has the longevity and towering structure of Paulliac. The estate owner is Jean-Hubert Delon. Decant 1-2 hours. Although this wine is technically classified as a second growth, it is first rate. This is one of five store product codes designated to the same wine in this release. Pair with filet mignon. Drink: 2016 - 2030 566661 13.5% XD 750 mL $299.00 Score: 95/100. September 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Léoville-Las Cases 2E Cru 2006, St-Julien, Bordeaux A.C., France: A remarkable Bordeaux red wine from the superb 2006 vintage that still has a long life ahead of it! Leoville Las Cases is known for creating benchmark wines in the Medoc region. Although it hails from the St. Julien district, it has the longevity and towering structure of Paulliac. The estate owner is Jean-Hubert Delon. Decant 1-2 hours. Although this wine is technically classified as a second growth, it is first rate. This is one of five store product codes designated to the same wine in this release. Pair with filet mignon. Drink: 2016 - 2030 566679 13.5% XD 750 mL $299.00 Score: 95/100. September 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Léoville-Las Cases 2E Cru 2006, St-Julien, Bordeaux A.C., France: A remarkable Bordeaux red wine from the superb 2006 vintage that still has a long life ahead of it! Leoville Las Cases is known for creating benchmark wines in the Medoc region. Although it hails from the St. Julien district, it has the longevity and towering structure of Paulliac. The estate owner is Jean-Hubert Delon. Decant 1-2 hours. Although this wine is technically classified as a second growth, it is first rate. This is one of five store product codes designated to the same wine in this release. Pair with filet mignon. Drink: 2016 - 2030 566695 13.5% XD 750 mL $299.00 Score: 95/100. September 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sterling Vineyards Merlot 2011, Napa Valley, California, United States: Sterling is known for its smooth, full-bodied and superbly balanced Merlot wines. This classic frm the heart of Napa Valley is a Vintages Essential product. Sterling launched California's first-ever vintage-dated wine back in 1969. The 2011 vintage is loaded with aromas of blackberry and black plum. Superb. Drink: 2013 - 2018 330241 13.1% XD 750 mL $27.99 Score: 92/100. September 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Snap Dragon Red Blend 2012, California, United States: A terrific robust red wine for the price! This smooth Californian wine is a blend of grapes and offers attractive aromas of dark fruit, smoke and toasty oak. Finishes with mocha and dark chocolate. Food pairings: pizza, burgers, spicy chicken wings, steak. Drink: 2011 - 2013 226621 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. September 2014. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Napa Valley, California, United States: A well-structured, complex Californian red wine with nuances of blackcurrant and cassis. Just the right amount of toasty oak to pair with hearty meat dishes. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: steak, game. Drink: 2014 - 2019 314575 12.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. September 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Los Arboles Malbec 2013, Mendoza, Argentina: A solid, robust red wine for the money. This Argentine wine is made from the country's signature grape Malbec. Aromas of black plum and spice. Try it with meat lovers' pizza. Drink: 2013 - 2014 66696 13.2% XD 750 mL $10.95 Score: 84/100. September 2014. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marcus James Malbec 2013, Mendoza, Argentina: A nice price for this full-bodied red wine. Aromas of black and purple plums with some blackberry and spice on the finish. Malbec food pairings: hearty steaks and roasts. Drink: 2012 - 2014 518431 13.5% D 750 mL $10.45 Score: 85/100. September 2014. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Blackstone Winery Winesmaker’S Select Merlot 2012, California, United States: A supple, easy-drinking Merlot from California. This is a smooth jazz wine in the best sense. Aromas of fleshy ripe black plums. Flavours of mocha, coffee and dark chocolate on the palate from generous oak aging. A very consistent producer year after year. Try this with grilled pork chops. Drink: 2010 - 2015 606327 13.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. September 2014. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paso Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Paso Robles, California, United States: Complex, balanced and structured: this Californian Cabernet offers lots of pleasure but also has great elegance. Pair with a rare filet mignon. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: steak. Drink: 2013 - 2018 161141 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2014. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Farina Le Pezze Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2011, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: A concentrated, powerhouse Amarone with luxurious layers of black fruit, anise, mocha and vanilla smoke. This DOC wine offers extraordinary value for the price. It's a cellar keeper but why wait? Highly recommended. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: grilled meats, rich stews, blue cheese, polenta dishes, venison. Drink: 2014 - 2022 171587 14% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 93/100. September 2014. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Anderra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Chile: Solid value for the money here. This Chilean Cabernet is owned by Baron Philippe de Rothschild of the Bordeaux fame. That pedigree shows in the balance and layering of this red wine. Aromas of cedar brush, cassis and blackcurrant. Drink: 2014 - 2016 307974 13.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. September 2014. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château De Ricaud Réserve Des Coteaux 2010, Cadillac Côtes De Bordeaux A.C., France: A spicy, savoury Bordeaux from the great 2010 vintage. Value-priced for this region. This is a full-bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Decant for 1-2 hours and enjoy with a rare, juicy steak. Drink: 2015 - 2019 365643 13% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. September 2014. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Dreaming Tree Crush Red 2012, North Coast, California, United States: LOts of toasty oak, mocha and coffee-espresso on the nose of this full-bodied, rich Californian red wine. Generous oak aging blend with fleshy ripe black plums and dark berries. This winery is a collaboration between Dave Matthews and winemaker Steve Reader. It is a blend of red grapes and finishes with a kick of vanilla spice. Drink: 2013 - 2015 310391 13.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. September 2014. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marchesi de Frescobaldi Castiglioni 2011, Tuscany, Italy: A modestly price Italian red wine from a very respected producer. The 2011 vintage for this chianti shows well with aromas of dark red fruit and smoke. Pair with pasta in tomato sauce. Drink: 2013 - 2017 545319 13% XD 750 mL $14.90 Score: 87/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Exultet Estates The Beloved Pinot Noir 2011, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Sublime. Ethereal. Ineffable. Words will diminish this wine, and this wine will be your undoing as a Pinot Noir lover because it will ruin you for other Pinot Noirs. Fresh earth, dried leaves, preserved memories. A tough vintage = suffering = greatness. Drink: 2013 - 2019 13% XD 750 mL $50.00 Score: 94/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Gamay Noir 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Black pepper and spice on the nose followed by black cherry and mouth-watering acidity. Smooth and medium-bodied. Perfect for grilled pork chops. Drink: 2014 - 2018 389882 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards Mèthode Traditionnelle Blanc De Noirs, Carneros, Sonoma County, California, United States: Great value for a rose sparkling wine! Attractive notes of field strawberries. Pair with tacos. Drink: 2014 - 2017 925735 12.5% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 89/100. September 2014. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

St. Supéry Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Napa Valley, California, United States: Rev your lawnmowers as there's lots of grass in the glass here. Very herbal with canned peas and asparagus. Mouth-watering acidity. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: fresh fish. Drink: 2013 - 2015 339663 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 87/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Jacky Marteau Sauvignon Touraine 2013, Loire A.C., France: Fresh, clean, grassy and herbal. Discounted New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. No oak. Pair with goat cheese. Sauvignon Touraine food pairings: steamed fresh asparagus. Drink: 2013 - 2015 745349 12.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. September 2014. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Southbrook Vineyards Triomphe Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Clean Sauvignon Blanc flavours that veer more to the citrus than to the herbal: notes of lime and lemon zest. Refreshing and crisp. - Community Wine Reviews Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Asian chicken salad, pork tenderloin, linguine carbonara, pizza, grilled salmon. Drink: 2013 - 2016 117556 12.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 87/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bestheim Réserve Pinot Gris 2012, Alsace A.C., France: Subtle and balanced with white peach and Asian pear aromas. Although it's off-dry, it tastes dry given the lovely balancing acidity. Perfect for pork and chicken. Pinot Gris food pairings: ginger pork. Drink: 2013 - 2017 315143 13% M 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. September 2014. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Chardonnay 2012, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Full-bodied Okanagan Chardonnay from the warm 2012 vintage. Aromas of green apple, baked bread and smoke. Pair with roast chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2018 208694 14.5% XD 750 mL $36.95 Score: 89/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Whitehaven Greg Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Grassy, herbal and refreshing like a piercing shaft of sunlight on a rainy day. Perfect for spinach quiche. Medium-bodied with lots of acidity. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: vegetable stir-fry, mild green curry. Drink: 2013 - 2015 325944 13% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Adega De Monção Deu La Deu Alvarinho 2013, Vinho Verde D.O.C., 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. Finishes with dried herbs, more green citrus and a long core of minerality. As fresh as a mountain spring sourced deep inside the cavernous soils. Try it with vegetarian dishes. Alvarinho food pairings: pan-seared scallops, salads. Drink: 2012 - 2015 40642 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Leira Albarino 2013, Rías Baixas D.O., Spain: The appellation for this medium-bodied white wine is DO. Clean and crisp with refreshing aromas of chives, lime and herbal notes. Medium-bodied and food-friendly. Good acidity and minerality. This zesty white wine is very food friendly with a wide range of dishes, from salads to pasta. Albarino food pairings: fresh seafood, asparagus risotto, shellfish, salads, pasta, herbed chicken breast. Drink: 2014 - 2016 115816 12.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Perrin & Fils Réserve Blanc 2013, Côtes Du Rhône A.C., France: Lovely! Not too oaky or fruity... Just a delicious blend of earth and sunshine. Full-bodied with layers of Asian pear and a hint of smoke in this AC wine. Lots of energy and character in this Old World charmer. Primarily made from the Grenache Blanc grape, with some smoke and melon on the finish. Great price. Lovely lick of lime zest on the finish. Food pairings: pizza, seafood, roast chicken, beef bourguignon, cheese. Drink: 2013 - 2017 499509 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. September 2014. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Catena Chardonnay 2013, Mendoza, Argentina: This full-bodied white wine has a smoky nose with peach and Asian pear flavours on the palate. Robust, tasty and satisfying. This wine comes from one of Argentina’s leading producers. Perfect for roast chicken or turkey. The grapes for this wine come from 3 vineyards and are whole cluster pressed and aged for 10 months in French barrels. Pair with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: smoky roast chicken, duck a l'orange, lobster dipped in butter, beef bourguignon, cheese. Drink: 2014 - 2018 918805 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Babich Wines Black Label Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Superb! Lovely lime lift right through the center: herbal and grassy, more citrus. Medium-bodied and ultra-mouth-watering. Laser-like refreshment and focus with a big hug of citrus zest. Some gooseberry and lemon on the finish. Fresh seafood anyone? Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Asian chicken salad, pork tenderloin, linguine carbonara, pizza, grilled salmon. Drink: 2012 - 2014 9142 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. September 2014. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Joseph Cattin Riesling 2013, Alsace A.C., France: Crisp, fresh and clean. This medium-bodied white offers lovely aromas of white melon and lime lift. Terrific clean finish which makes it a great aperitif or companion to many dishes. Riesling food pairings: pan-fried freshwater fish , salads, beef braised with olives, chicken in orange balsamic sauce. Drink: 2013 - 2016 259788 12.4% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. September 2014. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clos Le Vigneau Alexandre Monmousseau Vouvray 2012, Loire A.C., France: Love this! Winemaker Alexandre Mommousseau has done a superb job in crafting his Old World Chenin Blanc that grows in flint and limestone slopes.... just the kind of suffering that makes for fantastic wine. The yields are low, and although this is technically off-dry it tastes dry due to the superb balance. Drink: 2013 - 2017 318840 12.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. September 2014. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Foxglove Varner Wine Chardonnay 2012, Central Coast, California, United States: Lovely toasted hazelnut aromas wrap around vibrant green apple notes at the core of this terrific white. Full-bodied and generous yet refreshing and ultra-food-friendly. Highly recommended. Drink with lobster in butter and melt into your senses. The wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel, with some lees stirring and no malolactic fermentation. Chardonnay food pairings: lobster in butter sauce, beef bourguignon, cheese, poultry, spiced grilled seafood. Drink: 2012 - 2017 262022 13.9% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dunavar Pinot Grigio 2013, Hungary, Hungary: An exceptionally well-priced white wine: wow! Crisp, clean and refreshing, this Pinot Grigio comes across as tasting twice its price (or more). Try it with holiday turkey, fresh seafood, salads and vegetarian dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2015 335422 12% XD 750 mL $8.95 Score: 87/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Dreaming Tree Everyday 2013, Alameda Central Coast California, United States: Love the butterscotch, toffee-kissed richness in this Californian white wine. Layers of pleasure: full-bodied with an apricot, peach finish. Perfect for roast chicken or turkey. Drink: 2013 - 2016 00082100738779 XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. September 2014. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Mondavi Winery Private Selection Chardonnay 2012, Central Coast, California, United States: A luscious butterscotch-kissed Californian Chardonnay from the Central Coast. Enticing aromas and flavours of toffee, gold apple, pear and smoke. Full-bodied and smooth. Perfect for roast chicken or turkey. Drink: 2013 - 2016 379180 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. September 2014. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Toasted Head Chardonnay 2012, California, United States: A rich, buttery Californian white wine from the classic sunshine state white grape, Chardonnay. Toasted Head refers to the toasting of the barrels used to age this wine, both the ends or tops (heads) and the staves or slats that form the mid-section. This full-bodied Chardonnay would be terrific with roast chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2017 594341 13.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. September 2014. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Errazuriz Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2012, Casablanca Valley, Chile: A full-bodied, feral Chilean Chardonnay made with wild yeast during the fermentation. This adds lots of local character to the wine. Aromas of green apple and toast. Pair with roast chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2016 738393 13.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Marlborough, New Zealand: Clean and crisp with lemon-lime citrus lift on the nose and palate. Zesty, mouth-watering and refreshing. Pair with vegetarian dishes. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: pizza. Drink: 2013 - 2016 309591 13.1% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2014. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cloudy Bay Vineyards Ltd Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Marlborough, New Zealand: What makes Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc so special? It's the subtle balance of freshness (chives, lemongrass and dried herbs) with body but not heaviness. No grassy, more citrus. Lime lift on the finish. New Zealand's benchmark. Try it. Drink: 2013 - 2017 304469 13.5% XD 750 mL $35.95 Score: 93/100. September 2014. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Dreaming Tree Chardonnay 2013, Central Coast California, United States: Fleshy ripe peaches and pears on the nose and palate wrapped in toasty oak. Full-bodied, juicy and very pleasant. Pair with veal chops. Drink: 2013 - 2016 364265 13% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Errazuriz Max Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Valle De Aconcagua, Chile: Fresh, crisp and dry: everything you want in a Chilean Sauvignon Blanc. More lime and lemon citrus than herbal grassy in nature. Pair with fresh seafood. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: seafood, cheeses, salads, chicken, fish. Drink: 2013 - 2015 273342 13% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 91/100. September 2014. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mouton Cadet 2013, Bordeaux, France: A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes create this balanced, restrained and moderately price white Bordeaux wine. Food pairings: grilled seafood, pasta in cream sauce. Drink: 2013 - 2015 2527 12.5% XD 750 mL $15.20 Score: 87/100. September 2014. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dunavar Pinot Blanc 2013, Hungary, Hungary: An absolutely incredible white for the price! Wow: viscous and mouth-filling with luscious notes of fleshy white peach and pear. Just enough acidity to make this Hungarian white wine ultra-food-friendly. Here's your holiday party wine: stock up now. Drink: 2013 - 2015 565820 11.5% XD 750 mL $8.95 Score: 89/100. September 2014. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Mondavi Winery Chardonnay 2011, Napa Valley, California, United States: A classic Californian Chardonnay with great bones (structure). Complex and layered: full of character yet elegant and balanced. Aromas of white peach and pear with a green apple finished wrapped in toasty oak. Perfect fireside sipping wine. Drink: 2013 - 2018 310409 13.5% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 91/100. September 2014. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Woodbridge Winery Robert Mondavi Chardonnay 2013, California, United States: A value-priced Chardonnay from the Mondavi entry level range of Woodbridge. Lots to like here: butterscotch, toasty oak, green apple and peach. Pair with roast chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2016 99408 13.5% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 87/100. September 2014. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Folie À Deux Menage A Trois 2012, California, United States: Floral loveliness in a glass! Aromas of lychee, rose petal and white daisies after spring rain. Medium-bodied and refreshing. Finishes with a lovely note of fresh peach. This is a white wine blend of Moscato, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay. Pair with mild curries and spices. Menage A Trois food pairings: Cheeses, Sushi, Thai, Salads. Drink: 2012 - 2016 308015 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. September 2014. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Mondavi Winery Private Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2012, California, United States: A crisp, fresh, grassy vibrant Californian sauvignon blanc. Not as smoky as the Fume Blanc, but very pleasant. Pair with vegetarian dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2016 405753 12.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. September 2014. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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