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Vintages Release February 20, 2015

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Red Wine

Carlo Rossi California Red, California, United States: A smooth, medium-bodied Californian red wine blend with notes of blackberries. This is the magnum size; the equivalent of two regular bottles. Budget priced for parties. Drink: 2013 - 2015 70813 11.5% M 1500 mL $13.95 Score: 80/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montes Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Colchagua Valley, Chile: Supple, smooth, rich and full-bodied with generous aromas of dark chocolate and mocha on the nose and palate from oak aging. Great value Chilean red wine. This deeply ruby-coloured wine is aged in American oak barrels. Finishes with notes of caramel, cinnamon and red berries. Pair with roast beef. Drink: 2013 - 2016 157883 14% XD 750 mL $13.05 Score: 88/100. February 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Georges Duboeuf 2012, Beaujolais Aoc, France: Young, fresh and vibrant, this French red wine made from the Gamay grape hails from the "King of Beaujolais," George Duboeuf. Medium-bodied and smooth with racy acidity, this is a versatile wine with food from seafood to roast chicken. Notes of tart cherry and field berry. Drink: 2012 - 2016 212480 12.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. February 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

CedarCreek Estate Winery Platinum Block 4 Pinot Noir 2012, Okanagan Valley, BC V.Q.A., Canada: Lots of acidity in this mouth-watering BC red wine. Medium-bodied and smooth with aromas of dark berry, smoke and toast. Very expressive. Pair with grilled chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2017 753962 13.7% XD 750 mL $45.00 Score: 88/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Poplar Grove Blanc De Noirs 2013, Okanagan Valley, BC V.Q.A., Canada: Pretty rose with pink floral notes and aromas of fresh field berries. Pair with planked salmon. Drink: 2013 - 2016 626990125648 12.9% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tikves Winery Classic Kratosija Roze 2013, Tikves, Macedonia: A pretty rose ("roze" in Macedonian) with aromas and flavours of fleshy ripe strawberry and rhubard. Medium sweet but still refreshing as a chilled aperitif or companion to seafood. Kratosija Roze food pairings: grilled vegetables with scallion pesto and scallops. Drink: 2013 - 2015 5310008005750 11.5% M 750 mL $13.95 Score: 86/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

CedarCreek Estate Winery CedarCreek Riesling 2013, Okanagan Valley, BC V.Q.A., Canada: Lots of tart acidity and mouth-watering action in this vibrant laser-focused BC riesling. Notes of lemon and grapefruit. Crisp and fresh. Pair with seafood. Riesling food pairings: fish tacos, BC halibut, roast chicken or turkey. Drink: 2013 - 2018 217166 9.9% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Moselland eG Bernkasteler Kurfurstlay Riesling 2013, Mosel, Germany: A light-bodied, low-alcohol, pretty German white wine made from the classic Riesling grape. Lots of floral and fresh pear aromas and flavours. Great price. Pair with seafood and shellfish. Drink: 2013 - 2016 15875 9.5% M 750 mL $10.95 Score: 86/100. February 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carlo Rossi White, California, United States: Some mild white melon and floral note on this medium-bodied, off-dry Californian white wine. This is the magnum size; the equivalent of two regular bottles. Budget priced for parties. Drink: 2013 - 2015 72041 9.5% D 1500 mL $13.95 Score: 80/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Private Reserve Pinot Grigio 2013, Canada: A mild white wine without a lot of acidity. Some white melon notes. Drink: 2013 - 2015 12.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 84/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Du Rey Colombard Sauvignon 2011, Gasgone, France: A lovely fresh white wine from southern France that's a blend of Colombard and Sauvignon grapes. Nice acidity for food, with some floral notes and Asian pear. Match this with shellfish. Drink: 2013 - 2016 335372 11.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 86/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Grigio 2013, Chile, Chile: Grassy and herbal with lots of acidity for vegetarian dishes and seafood. Clean, crisp. Nice price. Drink: 2013 - 2015 366344 13.2% XD 750 mL $9.90 Score: 84/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Imako Vino Majestic Chardonnay 2012, Povardarie Region, Macedonia: A medium-bodied white wine with good acidity for roast chicken and seafood. Aromas of white melon and grapefruit. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled sea bass with lemon and caper sauce. Drink: 2012 - 2015 5310140009630 12.5% MD 750 mL $13.50 Score: 84/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Torres Viña Esmeralda 2013, Catalunya, Spain: This wine takes its name from the emerald colour of the Mediterranean. There’s no oak on this aromatic blend of mostly muscat (Moscatel) grapes with some gewürztraminer grapes, that grow in the mountains of north-east Spain. A lovely honeysuckle finish. Simply divine even at triple the price it is. Stunningly lovely white floral notes along with some lychee and white melon. So, so pretty as an aperitif or with fresh seafood. Highly recommended. Try it with Asian dishes and mild to medium curries. Food pairings: seafood. Drink: 2013 - 2017 113696 11.5% MD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. February 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Miguel Torres Chile Las Mulas Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Curico, Chile: Herbal and lime aromas with loads of mouth-watering acidity and juiciness for salads and seafood. An amazing and refreshing white for this price point! Finishes with a grassy-lime kick. Serve chilled at 10ºC. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: baked or griddled fish or fish dishes with delicate sauces. Drink: 2014 - 2016 272609 13% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 87/100. February 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Oatley Vineyards Tic Tok Pocketwatch Chardonnay 2013, Central Ranges, Australia: Rich and buttery with some smoke and matchstick on the nose from generous oak aging. Full-bodied and tasty. Great price. Pair with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: seafood such as grilled shrimp in a pasta cream sauce, lobster with lemon and tarragon butter or baked salmon, BBQ chicken, ocean fish or pork. Drink: 2013 - 2017 187104 13% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. February 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Crisp and fresh with white melon and grapefruit notes. Finishes with a lovely kick of fresh gooseberry and lime. This wine underwent a cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve its freshness. Pair with seafood, shellfish, salads and other vegetarian dishes. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: lean, white-fleshed fish with mild flavours, oysters, fresh green salads, goats milk cheeses and chicken pates. Drink: 2013 - 2016 430546 12.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. February 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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