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Vintages Release February 1, 2015

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Dessert Wine

Henry of Pelham Winery Riesling Icewine 2013, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Staggeringly great concentration of hedonistic pleasure in this classic Niagara dessert wine. Loaded with fleshy peach, apricot preserves and marmalade. Wow. Riesling Icewine food pairings: aperitif with strong blue cheeses or seared foie gras, for dessert with fresh fruit. Drink: 2013 - 2022 430561 9.5% S 375 mL $49.95 Score: 93/100. February 2015. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Creekside Estate Winery Cabernet Icewine 2012, Lincoln Lakeshore, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Candied raspberry and cherry fruit with a viscous mouth-coating texture. This icewine is higher in alcohol than most, which tend to be around 10%. Nonetheless this is balanced and very pleasing. Drink: 2012 - 2020 819761002501 13% S 375 mL $39.95 Score: 88/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Castelgiocondo Frescobaldi Brunello Di Montalcino 2009, Tuscany Docg, Italy: Savoury and delicious with great complexity, concentration and depth. Aromas of tanned leather, cigar box, violets and wild truffles. Pair with prime rib. Drink: 2016 - 2025 650432 14% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 93/100. February 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Timberlay 2011, Bordeaux Aoc, France: This traditional Bordeaux red wine is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Rustic and robust with a firm tannic grip. Aromas of cassis and blackcurrant. Pair with a rare steak. Drink: 2013 - 2017 30072 12.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cusumano Nero d'Avola 2014, Sicily I.G.T., Italy: An amazing value for the price. Full-bodied and smoky with fleshy black fruit. Very supple. Perfect for hamburgers. Drink: 2013 - 2016 143164 14% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 88/100. February 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ruffino Il Ducale 2011, Tuscany Igt, Italy: A savoury, mouth-watering red wine blend of Sangiovese (55%), Merlot (20%) and Syrah (25%) grapes. This Italian red wine offers great value, with lots of juicy acidity for tomato sauce and spicy sausages. Smooth and full-bodied. Drink: 2013 - 2018 27797 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. February 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

McWilliams Hanwood Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, New South Wales, Australia: A savoury, meaty, full-bodied Australian red wine made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Aromas of wild blackberry and cassis. Excellent value. Drink: 2013 - 2017 214577 13.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. February 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

McWilliams Hanwood Estate Shiraz 2013, South Eastern Australia, Australia: Excellent value for this Australian Shiraz! Toasty oak and black fruit on the nose and palate. Full-bodied and smooth. Pair with meat lovers' pizza tonight. Drink: 2013 - 2016 610683 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. February 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

JJ McWilliams Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2013, Australia, Australia: A solid value for this Australian red wine blend of Cabernet and Merlot grapes. Full-bodied, smooth with toasty oak and black fruit. Pair with hamburgers. Drink: 2013 - 2015 621599 13% D 750 mL $9.95 Score: 86/100. February 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dancing Bull Zinfandel 2012, California, United States: Fleshy ripe and juicy purple and black plums in this full-bodied, smooth Californian red wine. Zinfandel is a go-to barbecue wine with its big dark fruit flavours. Try this one with grilled hamburgers. Drink: 2012 - 2017 669499 14% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. February 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wynns Coonawarra Estate The Gables Cabernet Shiraz 2011, Coonawarra, Australia: Mature aromas of leather, dark spice, cigar and dried earth on this full-bodied, smooth Australian red wine blend of Cabernet and Shiraz grapes. Pair with a juicy steak. Drink: 2013 - 2018 9300620000208 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Maria Private Bin Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand: The Hawke's Bay region of New Zealand tends to be warmer than Marlborough (especially the nights are not as cool), thus it's better known for later ripening grapes such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Villa Maria demonstrates this amply in the glass with a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet grapes. A special area known as Gimlet Gravels provides most of the fruit for this wine and yet it's only 800 hectares in total, with old soils of fractured rock that are free draining which means the vines suffer as they should to produce great wine for you. In fact, you can go down 20 to 30 feet here and still find gravel as this was an old river bed that became exposed in the 1880s after an earthquake. This wine is amazing in that it delivers far more heft, weight and dark fruit flavour than you'd expect from just 12.5% alcohol. Yay! Drink: 2013 - 2018 310300 12.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. February 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Cabernet Merlot 2012, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: An excellent value for this full-bodied smooth red wine blend of Cabernet and Merlot from the terrific 2012 vintage. Aromas of dark berries, cassis and smoke. Pair with hamburgers. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: Mediterranean dishes, pastas and grilled fare. Drink: 2013 - 2017 504241 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mayor De Castilla Crianza 2010, Ribera Del Duero, Spain: Ultra-dry and almost full-bodied with a firm tannic grip on the palate. Aromas of toasty oak, smoke and black fruit. Pair with a juicy steak. Drink: 2014 - 2017 318931 13.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia: Luscious and rich with cassis, fleshy blackberry and blackcurrant. Absolutely classic with a long finish. Tremendous quality for the price. There's some seductive anise and dark spice on the long finish. Liquid velvet. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: meaty chili, game meats, hard cheese. Drink: 2013 - 2019 84996 14% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 92/100. February 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beronia Reserva Tempranillo 2009, D.O.C.A., Rioja, Spain: Smoky with dark fruit, toasty oak and cigar box. Full-bodied and earthy. Pair with prime rib. Tempranillo food pairings: blackened leg of lamb, spicy meat dishes. Drink: 2013 - 17 50203 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trapiche Extravaganza 2013, Argentina, Argentina: Rich and full-bodied with lots of mocha, dark chocolate and vanilla spice on the nose from generous oak aging. A mouth-filling wine with layers of fleshy black fruit flavour on the palate. This is a blend of Malbec, Bonarda and Syrah grapes that yields a velvet texture on the tongue. Try it with coffee-rubbed steak or ribs. Drink: 2014 - 2018 360776 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. February 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trapiche Pure Malbec 2013, Mendoza, Argentina: Love the cedar brush, savoury notes on the top of this wine followed by fleshy black fruit. Terrific balance and complexity, especially at this price. Full-bodied, smooth and a real party pleaser. Wow. Drink: 2013 - 2018 370924 14% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 91/100. February 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trapiche Broquel Malbec 2012, Mendoza, Argentina: A remarkably well-priced Malbec from Argentina. Smooth, full-bodied and offering generous aromas of concentrated, intensely flavoured black fruits with a lovely touch of mocha and smoke on the finish. Malbec food pairings: hard cheese, beef, hamburgers, pasta in red sauce. Drink: 2012 - 2016 234385 14.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. February 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

E. & J. Gallo Winery Bear Flag Red Blend, California, United States: A smoky, full-bodied Californian red wine blend with lots of toasty oak. Pair with grilled hamburgers. Drink: 2014 - 2016 226514 12.5% MD 750 mL $12.99 Score: 85/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Pinot Noir 2012, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A rich, complex pinot noir from a terrific vintage for Niagara. This has black cherries and smoke with great balancing acidity for food. Almost full-bodied, very rich with a long finish. Pair it with pork tenderloin. Pinot Noir food pairings: seared tuna, grilled salmon, roasted turkey. Drink: 2012 - 2018 13904 12.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Axia Alpha Estate Syrah Xinomavro 2010, Florina P.G.I., Greece: Smoky with black fruit a firm tannic grip. Full-throttled red wine. This equal blend of Syrah and Xinomavro grapes is best enjoyed with meat lovers' pizza. Drink: 2014 - 2018 392282 13.6% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barossa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Barossa Valley, Australia: Mocha, fleshy black plum and a hint of mint on the nose and palate of this full-bodied, delicious Australian Cabernet. Layered, juicy and satisfying. Pair with roast beef. Drink: 2014 - 2018 493551 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. February 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Southbrook Vineyards Connect Red 2013, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: This Niagara red wine blend is made from 100% organically grown grapes by Southbrook Vineyards. It's the budget brand for the winery, but still delivers at its price point. Aromas of tart cherries and new earth. Pair with grilled chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2016 249565 12.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Sonoma County, United States: Mocha and cedar brush on the nose of this attractive, full-bodied, supple Californian red wine. The palate continues on a savoury note, with some smoke and wild blackberry. Beautifully balanced. Great value for this price. Drink: 2013 - 2018 292151 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Heartland Stickleback Red 2012, South Australia, Australia: This Ben Glaetzer wine delivers amazing quality and taste for the money. Redolent of big black plums and lots of mouth-watering acidity on the palate. Great wine for hearty meat dishes. Finishes with black pepper and smoke. Highly recommended. Food pairings: steak, cheeseburger. Drink: 2013 - 2017 116574 14.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. February 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clos Du Bois Merlot 2012, Sonoma County, California, United States: Full-bodied and mouth-filling with attractive dark fruit aromas. Finishes with notes of black plum and cigar box. Meat lover's pizza anyone? Merlot food pairings: marinated grilled pork tenderloin, brontosaurus burgers, grilled lamb, beef, cheese. Drink: 2013 - 2017 124883 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. February 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gayda Syrah 2012, Languedoc, France: A gorgeous southern French red wine from the Langedoc region. Very expressive and aromatic with lovely replays of violets, fleshy blackberry and black pepper on the nose and palate. Drink: 2013 - 2018 392977 13% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 90/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Casas del Bosque Gran Reserva Syrah 2012, Casablanca Valley, Chile: Very seductive Chilean red wine that pulls you head first into the glass. Made from the sexy supple Syrah grapes with savoury edge, this wine has everything. Syrah food pairings: lamb Bolognese, grilled New York strip loin with chimichurri sauce, hamburger, braised pork shanks with white beans, hard cheese. Drink: 2014 - 2018 995092 14.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 92/100. February 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Napa Valley, California, United States: This blockbuster Californian red wine needs more cellar time: it's just a baby, but a bruiser. Full-bodied, complex and layered with aromas of cassis, blackcurrant, dried herbs, tobacco leaves and cigar box. Decant 1-2 hours and pair with rare filet mignon. Wow. Drink: 2016 - 2023 232371 14.4% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. February 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, California, United States: Smoky campfire goodness with mocha from the oak agings. Warm and satisfying, full-bodied with coffee, espresso and black fruit. Pair with a juicy steak. Drink: 2013 - 2015 392647 14% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Apothic Wines Apothic Red California 2013, California, United States: Mocha and dark chocolate on the nose and palate of this smooth, full-bodied Californian red wine. Generous and toasty oak with fleshy black plums. Finishes with a kick of chocolate and smoke. Pair with grilled hamburgers. Apothic Red California food pairings: pepper steak, hamburgers, grilled pork chops, meat lovers pizza. Drink: 2013 - 2016 234369 13% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mirassou Winery Pinot Noir 2013, California, United States: An excellent value for Californian Pinot Noir, which is usually three times this price as it's so difficult to grow. Medium-bodied, smooth and mouth-watering with attractive notes of tart field berries. Pair with roast chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2016 185249 13.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. February 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Whitehaven Pinot Noir 2012, Marlborough, New Zealand: Such a pretty medium-bodied red wine! This New Zealand Pinot Noir offers seductive aromas of fleshy strawberry and field raspberries, yet is dry and mouth-watering for food. Gentle acidity pulls it together as a dinner companion or an aperitif. Great value. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast chicken, planked salmon. Drink: 2013 - 2017 532929 14% XD 750 mL $24.00 Score: 91/100. February 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fifty Shades Of Grey Red Satin 2011, California, United States: No mention of the book that inspired this wine, but no matter. This wine stands on its own without being propped up (or loosely bound). Lots of black fruit, dark spice and leather on the nose. Pairs with ... juicy, fleshy red meats of course. Drink: 2013 - 2016 00086828305008 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Torres Infinite Rojo 2012, Catalunya, Spain: A rich red robe in the glass for this Spanish red wine. Smoky with toasty oak and black fruit. An exceptionally great value for the price point. Pair with prime rib. Drink: 2012 - 2016 231795 14% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 89/100. February 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Baco Noir 2013, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Solid value for this robust Baco Noir which offers attractive notes of dark fruit and smoke. Baco Noir food pairings: aged cheddar, game meats, beef with horseradish or mustard, spicy food or the startling yet remarkably harmonious pairing of strawberries with black berry. Drink: 2013 - 2016 270926 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. February 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Benjamin Bridge Brut Reserve 2008, Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada: I dare you to take the blind bubbly test with this wine and a top cuvee from Champagne. You'll be hard-pressed to tell the difference in quality; only the Nova Scotia zest and signature might give away Benjamin Bridge. Truly this wine is a remarkable achievement from one of Canada's best producers of the genre, in a terrific vintage. Winemaker Jean-Benoit Deslauriers crafts this sparkling wine using the traditional method of the second fermentation in the bottle, just as they do in the Champagne region of France. They also use the same grapes in their blend: Pinot Noir (39%) and Chardonnay (61%). The grapes for this Nova Scotia cuvee are all estate grown and hand-harvested in October 2008 at 18.2 brix and bottled in June 2009 after spending 5 years on the lees to add richness, creaminess and depth. The 2008 vintage had the ideal conditions of sustained cool weather moderated by the Bay of Fundy which allowed for slow and complex ripening of the grapes, which are cropped at severely low levels to create great depth and complexity in flavour and phenolic ripeness. Seductive aromas of complex notions of toasted bread (bannock) cooling in on a NS seaside kitchen window with fresh apples rolling across the palate from a nearby sun-dappled Annapolis Valley orchard. There's a crisp snap and tang on the finish, like dipping your sun-warmed senses into the Atlantic Ocean. Close your eyes an enjoy this with a lazy afternoon. Drink: 2014 - 2020 275396 11.5% XD 750 mL $75.00 Score: 95/100. February 2015. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Benjamin Bridge Brut 2008, Nova Scotia, Canada: The 2008 vintage of the Benjamin Bridge Brut is the best I've tasted yet from this winery, which is among Canada's best producers of sparkling wine. You're drinking the stars here. This bubbly is made using the traditional method of the second fermentation in the bottle, just as they do in the Champagne region of France. They also use two of the grapes, Pinot Noir (10%) and Chardonnay (8%), used in France in their blend, together with L'Acadie (42%) and Seyval (40%) to give a decidedly (and deliciously) Nova Scotia signature to the cuvee. All grapes are estate grown and hand-harvested in October 2008 at 17.9 brix and bottled in June 2009 after spending 5 years on the lees to add richness, creaminess and depth. The 2008 vintage had the ideal conditions of sustained cool weather moderated by the Bay of Fundy which allowed for slow and complex ripening of the grapes. Lovely aromas of lime citrus, fresh mint, and lemon brightness on the nose and palate with great replays of flavour. A long, toasty finish leaves you at the shoreline of this Atlantic bubbly longing for more. This wine dances in the glass like sunlight on the ocean, with just as much refreshing sea spray on the palate and senses. Pair with Atlantic lobster in melted butter and dockside daydreams. Drink: 2014 - 2019 381533 11.5% XD 750 mL $45.00 Score: 93/100. February 2015. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Oyster Bay Brut CuvĂ©e Sparkling, Marlborough, New Zealand: Toasty and vibrant with green apple. Zesty refreshment. The winery sources the grapes for this fine Chardonnay-based sparkler throughout New Zealand and they use the Charmat method to preserve its vibrant fruit freshness. Clink! Sparkling food pairings: grilled calamari, oysters, pan-seared scallops, squash soup, pork spare ribs. Drink: 2013 - 2015 238195 12% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barefoot Cellars Bubbly Pinot Grigio, California, United States: Simply amazing sparkling wine for $13: wow! This medium sweet bubbly offers lovely notes of fresh peach and pear. It's refreshing and fun. Pair with backyard parties. Drink: 2014 - 2016 216952 11.5% MD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 86/100. February 2015. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Herbal, grassy and fresh with a mid-palate lime lift and fresh chives on the finish. Good mouth-watering acidity for salads and shellfish. Drink: 2013 - 2016 278556 13% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

McWilliams Wines Hanwood Estate Chardonnay 2013, South Eastern Australia, Australia: Smoky with toasty oak and campfire warmth in this full-bodied Australian Chardonnay. Pair with grilled chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2016 557934 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 86/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Riesling 2013, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Very pretty and floral and light-bodied, yet full of character and flavour. Lovely notes of fresh white peach and pear on ths sunny spring day. Pair with light seafood dishes. Riesling food pairings: roasted glazed ham, goats cheese or white pizza with mozzrella, Romano and vegetable toppings. Drink: 2013 - 2018 268375 10.5% MD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. February 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Chardonnay 2013, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A full-bodied Niagara Chardonnay with good, mouth-watering acidity for various chicken and seafood dishes. Notes of green apple and some smoke. Chardonnay food pairings: cream-based pasta dishes, poached trout, spring vegetables like sweet peas and fiddleheads. Drink: 2013 - 2016 291211 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Pinot Grigio 2013, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Lovely, light and spritely with pleasing aromas of white peach and pear. Perfect aperitif or companion to fresh seafood. Pinot Grigio food pairings: light salads, fish or chicken pates. Drink: 2013 - 2016 250217 12.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. February 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Oyster Bay Chardonnay 2013, Marlborough, New Zealand: A lovely, balanced New Zealand Chardonnay with attractive aromas of green apple and smoke. Medium- to almost full-bodied with nice acidity for roast chicken or turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: roasted halibut or black cod, cheese tortellini, corn dishes, lobster in butter. Drink: 2013 - 2017 326728 13.7% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. February 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Maria Estate Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: A vibrant Sauvignon Blanc that shows the extra richness and layering of about four months aging on the lees.Still, there's no oak here, just stainless steel to preserve fruit purity. The Autri Valley where the fruit is grown for this wine is cooler on average than other regions in New Zealand. This Sauvignon has more intensity and more seriousness in both flavour and weight. You can almost sense the vibrancy of New Zealand light in the glass with this wine. Enjoy with salads and vegetarian dishes. Drink: 2014 - 2017 974527 13% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 93/100. February 2015. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Maria Estate Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Marlborough, New Zealand: So bright and refreshing: like a spring day for your senses. Herbal, crisp and mouth-watering. This medium-bodied New Zealand white wine is made for shellfish. Drink: 2014 - 2017 426601 12.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. February 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Folonari Pinot Grigio 2013, Veneto, Italy: A soft, light-bodied white wine that's refreshing. Not too much acidity but enough for fresh seafood. Enjoy on its own as an aperitif. Drink: 2013 - 2015 229542 12% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

JJ McWilliam Pinot Grigio 2013, South Eastern Australia, Australia: Light and pretty and fresh. Amazing quality for the price. Nice aperitif. Drink: 2013 - 2015 291765 11.5% D 750 mL $9.95 Score: 86/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Marlborough, New Zealand: A zesty, mouth-watering New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with classic aromas of gooseberry, nettle and guava, with some herbal notes on the finish. Medium-bodied with terrific acidity for a wide range of dishes, from fresh seafood to spinach quiche. Drink: 2013 - 2018 316570 11% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. February 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ghost Pines Chardonnay 2013, Napa, Sonoma, Monterey, California, United States: Nice toffee and butterscotch on the nose and palate of this full-bodied Californian white wine made from the state's iconic Chardonnay grape. Luscious and layered. Pair with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: buttered popcorn, roast chicken, lobster in butter. Drink: 2013 - 2016 308122 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ruffino Classico Orvieto 2013, Umbria, Italy: A terrific, light-bodied white wine that's crisp and refreshing. Great aperitif or match it with fresh shellfish. Drink: 2013 - 2015 31062 12% D 750 mL $12.45 Score: 89/100. February 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mirassou Winery Pinot Grigio 2013, California, United States: A pretty, light-bodied Californian white wine with attractive notes of peach and white pear. Pair with field greens. Drink: 2013 - 2015 274480 13.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

McWilliams Wines Hanwood Moscato 2013, South Australia, Australia: Lemon drops and lemon sunshine in a glass. This medium sweet Moscato will appeal to those love fresh peach flavours. Drink: 2013 - 2015 212696 7.5% MS 750 mL $14.40 Score: 86/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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