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Vintages Release April 15, 2015

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Red Wine

Barefoot Cellars Merlot, California, United States: An excellent Californian Merlot for the price point. Smooth and supple with flavours of black plum and toasty mocha and dark chocolate from the oak aging. Great party wine. Pair with grilled pork chops. Drink: 2015 - 2017 53991 13% D 750 mL $9.95 Score: 85/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Georges Duboeuf Brouilly 2012, Beaujolais, France: Terrific ripe and tart cherry aromas and flavours in this juicy, mouth-watering French red wine. Smooth, supple and medium-bodied. This is an excellent value and a wonderful light-hearted red wine for spring and summer as it'll pair well with fresh seafood and light chicken dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2017 213934 12.7% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barefoot Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, California, United States: A savoury, cedar-smoke red wine that you can't beat for the price. This Californian Cabernet is full-bodied but not heavy: ultra smooth and gulpable. Perfect for parties. Finishes with lusciously ripe dark berry flavours. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2015 - 2017 97113 13% D 750 mL $9.95 Score: 86/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Show Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, California, United States: A pleasant, full-bodied red wine with aromas of dark fruit. Some cassis and black currant on the finish. The producer is Bieler Gott Sommes/Rebel Wine. Try it with meat lovers' pizza. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pork tenderloin, steak. Drink: 2013 - 2016 140715 13.9% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Errazuriz Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Maipo Valley, Chile: Smoky and toasty with mocha and espresso on the nose along with fleshy black plums. Very supple wine and full-bodied. Another great value from Chile. Drink: 2013 - 2017 262717 13.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cathedral Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Paarl, South Africa: Smoky, dark, full-bodied and balanced: an incredible value for the price. Well-crafted for pleasure. Smooth and supple. Perfect for grilled meats. Drink: 2015 - 2018 328567 13.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. April 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Matua Valley Pinot Noir 2013, Marlborough, New Zealand: A superb, vibrant New Zealand Pinot Noir with enticing aromas of tart red cherry, wild raspberry and spice. Medium-bodied and satin smooth. This wine is very versatile with food, from planked salmon to roast chicken. Drink: 2014 - 2018 358952 13% XD 750 mL $17.80 Score: 90/100. April 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Fiole Brotte 2012, Cotes Du Rhone, France: Smoky and toasty from generous oak aging. This full-bodied, dark-fruited, pepper French red wine is smooth and ready to drink now with hearty meat dishes. The Brotte winery was founded in 1931 by Charles Brotte. This is a blend Grenache Noir and Syrah grapes. It finishes with dark spice, anise and smoke. Pair with roasted lamb or braised duck. Food pairings: lamb, beef, BBQ, or sausages. Drink: 2013 - 2016 293498 14% D 750 mL $15.05 Score: 87/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Errazuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Valle De Aconcagua, Chile: Very attractive fleshy blackberry on the nose, which is fresh and enticing without any heavy oak present. Balanced and layered on the palate, with a full-bodied weight and richness, but again not ponderous. Long finish. Superb value. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: rack of lamb, grilled pork tenderloin. Drink: 2013 - 2017 335174 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. April 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marchesi de Frescobaldi Chianti Rufina 2010, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A dry, full-bodied, mouth-watering Italian red wine from the heart of Tuscany. Aromas of tart cherry, earth and sun-dried tomatoes. Made from the iconic Sangiovese grape, this wine is a perfect pairing for pasta in tomato sauce or pizza. Drink: 2013 - 2018 107276 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Alicia Reserva Carmenere 2013, Maipo Valley, Chile: An amazing wine for the money! Full-bodied, supple, smooth and gorgeously textured. This is an ideal party wine, and companion to many hearty meat dishes. The tannins are so smooth that you can also enjoy it with drier meat dishes like turkey. Aromas of fleshy black plum and blackberry. Carmenere food pairings: spicy sausage, steak, hamburgers. Drink: 2012 - 2015 309302 14% XD 750 mL $12.90 Score: 90/100. April 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

McManis Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, California, United States: Vibrant purple plums and blueberries on the nose and palate of this full-bodied Californian Cabernet. Generous and juicy and supple. Pair with roast beef. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled steaks, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2014 - 2018 212126 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Napa Valley, California, United States: A full-bodied Californian Cabernet with a long life ahead of it. Give this one some more cellar time, then decant 1-2 hours when you open it. Aromas of black fruit, violets, cigar box and smoke. Pair with prime rib. Drink: 2014 - 2020 39388 13.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. April 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Simi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: A full-bodied, savoury Californian Cabernet that needs to be decanted 1-2 hours before serving. Attractive notes of black fruit and smoke. Pair with a rare steak. Drink: 2014 - 2018 25221 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bricklayer's Reward Block 7 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Lake Erie North Shore, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Purple plums and blueberry jam on the nose, with a firm tannic grip on the palate. This wine has potential for future vintages as the winemaker refines his craft. Pair with roast beef or grilled burgers. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb Bolognese, grilled New York striploin with chimichurri sauce, barbecued ribs in sauce, hamburger, hard cheese. Drink: 2015 - 2017 406124 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 86/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Errazuriz Estate Series Pinot Noir 2013, Aconcagua Valley, Chile: An incredible Pinot Noir for the money! Wow, they usually call Pinot Noir the heartbreak grape because it's difficult to grow and therefore more costly to buy. This is no heartache though for your wallet. Lovely black cherry aromas on the nose and palate. Almost full-bodied, satin smooth and rich. Pair with grilled seafood. Drink: 2013 - 2016 226696 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. April 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart Of The Barossa Shiraz 2012, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: This full-bodied red wine has lip-smacking delicious aromas and flavours of black and purple fruit. Smooth and supple. Love the fact that this big shiraz is not filtered, giving us the full-on flavour experience. The grapes for this robust red wine come from vines 100 years old. The wine is open-fermented with wild yeast, then aged 18 months in French oak barrels, and is not fined nor filtered. Try is with lamb and rosemary. Shiraz food pairings: grilled meats and vegetables, pizza, barbecued beef, bison steak, grilled or spice-rubbed chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2017 167189 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. April 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, California, United States: This organic Californian red wine is a consistently good producer year after year of Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker is Robert Blue. Drink: 2013 - 2017 342428 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 87/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sterling Vineyards Pinot Noir 2012, Napa Valley, California, United States: Generous cherry-berry aromas and flavours. Very supple and smooth with a medium-bodied weight. Perfect for seafood or roast chicken. Pinot Noir food pairings: roasted pork loin with a glaze of herbs, cloves, and brown sugar, coq au vin, beef bourguignon, planked salmon on the grill, venison burgers. Drink: 2012 - 2018 396150 14.2% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ghost Pines Winemakers Blend Merlot 2012, Napa, Sonoma, California, United States: Mocha, dark chocolate and espresso on the nose from the enticing oak aging on this Californian red wine. Full-bodied and smooth with lots of layers of fleshy black plums. Try it tonight with grilled pork chops. The Merlot grapes are gently delivered whole-berry to the fermenter, avoiding bitterness while brining out fresh fruit flavours. Merlot food pairings: grilled meats and poultry, hearty tomato-based pastas, pork chops. Drink: 2013 - 2018 454876 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Seghesio Zinfandel 2013, Sonoma County, California, United States: The Seghesio Zinfandel is one of Californian's best Zins. It packed with jammy black fruit. This wine has been produced since 1895 and today the vines are ancient at about 30 years old. Serious zin for fun barbecues. The grapes for this Zinfandel grow in vineyards planted in the Alexander Valley and Dry Creek in Sonoma. Pair with gourmet hamburgers. Zinfandel food pairings: prime rib. Drink: 2013 - 2019 942151 14.8% D 750 mL $31.95 Score: 93/100. April 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Feudi San Pio Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2012, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Mocha-dark chocolate on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with a firm tannic grip on the palate and lots of mouth-watering acidity. Decant for 1-2 hours. Pair with hearty meat dishes like a coffee-rubbed grilled chicken or steak. Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore food pairings: hearty meat dishes, coffee-rubbed grilled chicken, steak. Drink: 2013 - 2018 181446 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. April 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Ragose Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2010, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Rustic, dry and terrific with distinctive aromas of maturity: think tanned leather, violets, dried herbs and wild black cherry though not fruity. Nice mouth-watering acidity for a variety of dishes. Highly recommended. Finishes with cedar smoke, violets, and black tart cherry. Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore food pairings: hearty meat dishes, coffee-rubbed grilled chicken, steak. Drink: 2013 - 2019 991984 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Les Vignes Bila-Haut Chapoutier 2013, Côtes Du Roussillon Villages, Midi A.C., France: Staggeringly great value in this full-bodied French red wine from the Rhone Valley that's a blend of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah grapes. This AC-designated wine features brooding black fruit, dark spices and intrigue. What a great price for such quality, especially from such an iconic winemaker as Chapoutier. Try it tonight with pepperoni pizza or meat lasagna. Food pairings: hearty meat dishes, lamb, steak, ripe cheese. Drink: 2014 - 2018 168716 14% D 750 mL $15.45 Score: 91/100. April 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Charles & Charles Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2013, Columbia Valley, Washington State, United States: Campfire toasty and smoky with black fruit and a whip of dark spice across the palate. Great value here in this Washington State Cabernet. Pair with a rare or pepper steak for maximum pleasure. Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah food pairings: steak frites, grilled gourmet sausages. Drink: 2015 - 2018 363838 13.9% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. April 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Roodeberg 2013, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: Mocha, dark chocolate and toasty warmth from generous aging. Great price for this smooth, full-bodied South African red wine. Pair with Mexican mole for a diplomatic United Nations style dinner. Make lots of resolutions to drink good wine. Drink: 2014 - 2017 7187 14% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 87/100. April 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cafe Culture Pinotage 2014, Western Cape, South Africa: Hedonistically and unrepentantly coffee, espresso and mocha all the way from the nose to the finish. You'll adore and abhor this style, but you need to try it at least once. Pinotage made in the coffee style has become a cult favourite. This isn't sweet but it beats coffee spiked with anything and has lower alcohol when compared to Bailey's etc. Pair with juicy gossip. Pinotage food pairings: coffee-rubbed steak or pork. Drink: 2015 - 2017 292466 14% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 88/100. April 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Georges Duboeuf Gamay 2012, Beaujolais-Villages, France: Lots of bright, mouth-watering in this smooth, medium-bodied French red wine made from Gamay grapes. Tart cherry aromas make a pleasing companion to chicken sandwiches, pate or field greens. Drink: 2013 - 2016 122077 12.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Errazuriz Estate Carmenere 2013, Chile, Chile: A savoury satin-smooth Carmenere from a terrific producer. This wine is a steal at this price, and makes for a great party wine: not too heavy, not too light. Aromas of black plum and mocha. Perfect for a juicy steak Carmenere food pairings: roast beef. Drink: 2014 - 2017 16238 13.5% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 88/100. April 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Abbotts & Delaunay Alto Stratus Carignan 2012, France: A distinguished Carignon with great flair, finesse and individuality. Incredible depth and layering of dark red fruit flavour mingling with spice. This leads to a hedonistically long finish. Wow. Pair with a pepper steak. Carignan food pairings: feathered game, cured ham, spicy cuisine, Japanese dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2018 3760011571551 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. April 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Abbotts & Delaunay 2013, Corbieres Aoc, France: Mouth-brightening acidity and vibrancy in this energetic southern French red wine. Aromas of tart red and black cherry with a lick of spice around every corner. How about prime rib? Food pairings: game, red meats, spit-roasted rabbit and poultry. Drink: 2014 - 2018 3760011571421 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Abbotts & Delaunay 2013, Minervois Aoc, France: Cedar-lovely with fresh aromas of pristine forest floor, wild dark red berries and spring earth coming to life again. Full-bodied, bright, supple and smooth. Bring on the prime rib please. Food pairings: stewed meats, grilled rabbit, duck breast or a cheese platter. Drink: 2014 - 2018 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. April 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Abbots & Delaunay Boreas 2012, Faugeres Ac, France: Smoky and toasty with lip-smacking flavours of fleshy black fruit. This generous, full-bodied, supple French red wine finishes with lust-worthy dark spice and smoke. Yes please. Food pairings: shoulder of lamb, duck breast, roast beef, game or cheese. Drink: 2014 - 2018 3760011571575 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Peter Lehmann Wines Portrait Shiraz 2012, Barossa, Australia: This robust Australian red wine made from the country's classic Shiraz grapes hails from the famous Barossa Valley. Aromas of black fruit and mocha. This wine was aged for 12 months in oak hogshead barrels to richness and toastiness. Pair with prime rib. Shiraz food pairings: steak, barbecued quail, roast beef. Drink: 2014 - 2018 572875 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Mondavi Winery Merlot 2012, Napa Valley, California, United States: Mocha and espresso on the nose from oak aging along with attractive blackberry and black plums aromas and flavours. Full-bodied and smooth. Perfect for grilled pork chops. This wine will be released in Vintages June 13, 2015. Merlot food pairings: grilled lamb, stuffed veal tenderloin. Drink: 2014 - 2019 953562 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 88/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Columbia Crest Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington State, United States: Chocolate, mocha and coffee on the nose from generous oak aging. Full-bodied and smooth. Nice layering and texture. Pair with coffee-rubbed meats. Drink: 2013 - 2017 210047 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Abbotts & Delaunay 2013, Cotes Du Rousillon Aoc, France: A full-bodied, savoury red wine from southern France. Aromas and flavours of black cherry liqueur (although this wine is dry), dried herbs and some dark spice. Perfect for grilled burgers. Food pairings: grilled meats, poultry in puff pastry, Mediterranean cuisine. Drink: 2014 - 2018 3760011571438 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Miguel Torres Coronas Tempranillo 2012, Catalunya, Spain: Incredible texture and mouth-feel on this luscious Spanish red wine. That's what the Tempranillo grape delivers consistently. Aromas of dark red fruit and some dark spice. Perfect for grilled or blackened chicken. Tempranillo food pairings: red meats, creamy cheeses, traditional paellas. Drink: 2013 - 2018 29728 13% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. April 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gran Coronas Torres Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Penedès, Spain: Savoury, meaty and hearty without being heavy. This full-bodied Spanish red wine delivers well above its price point. Made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, it offer plush aromas of fleshy ripe blackberry, cassis and black currant. Pair with prime rib. Drink: 2012 - 2018 36483 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. April 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Henry of Pelham Winery Rosé 2014, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Another incredible rose from Henry of Pelham! Savoury, dried herbs, wild field strawberries, summer wind blowing through your hair, warm grass on your feet. Yes, that's this wine. Pair with fresh seafood. Drink: 2014 - 2016 613471 11.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. April 2015. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sibling Rivalry Pink 2014, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: This Sibling Rivalry Pink rose gets better every year. This is absolutely remarkable for the price. Wow! Lovely aromas of field strawberry and raspberry, yet fantastic balancing acidity for seared seafood or grilled chicken. Food pairings: planked salmon, seared tuna. Drink: 2014 - 2016 171033 12% MS 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pink House Wine Co. Rose 2013, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: This Niagara rose is a blend of Chardonnay and Merlot grapes. It has sweet fleshy flavours of sun-ripened strawberries and raspberries. Pair with really spicy or char-grilled dishes to temper the heat. Drink: 2013 - 2015 324558 12.5% M 750 mL $12.95 Score: 85/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Charles Smith 2014, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Love this Walla Walla rose! Aromas of cranberry, rhubarb and perky, tart wild red berries. Mouth-watering and juicy, and exactly what you want (need) on a warm summer day. Pair with planked salmon or grilled chicken. Drink: 2014 - 2016 340521 13% XD 750 mL $18.00 Score: 90/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gallo Family Vineyards White Zinfandel 2013, California, United States: Sweet and tasty: like drinking strawberry jam. Wouldn't you like a pie in your glass on a warm summer afternoon? Chill it well and enjoy. Drink: 2013 - 2015 285767 8.5% MS 750 mL $9.95 Score: 80/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Cavas Hill 1887 Brut, Spain, Spain: Cavas Hills Cellars are located in Mojo, in the heart of the Alt Penedes region to the southwest of Barcelona in the heart of Cava Spanish sparkling wine production. The winery's history dates back to the seventeenth century when Englishman Joseph Hill was tending vines on the property. This is a traditional blend of Spanish grapes including Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada and the wine is made using the traditional method of the second fermentation in the bottle. Pale straw hue in the glass. Toasty, green apple notes. Great price. Drink: 2014 - 2016 370866 11.5% XD 750 mL $13.20 Score: 88/100. April 2015. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wolf Blass Yellow Label Sparkling Brut Sparkling White, South East Australia, Australia: Green apple fresh with zesty lime. Terrific bubbly for this price. Perfect for any large festive gathering. Sparkling White food pairings: aperitif, lightly grilled seafood platters, canapés. Drink: 2015 - 2017 708290 11% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wolf Blass Gold Label 2011, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia: The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes for this Australian sparkling wine were sourced from the cool climate of the Adelaide Hills. Aromas of green apple, lemon zest and stonefruit on the nose and palate. Pair with fried chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2017 606285 12.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. April 2015. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Château Suau Sauvignon Sémillon Muscadelle 2013, Bordeaux, France: Fresh and crisp with hints of lemon and lime zest. This is a vibrant French white wine blend of 50% Semillon, 35% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Sauvignon Gris grapes. Good acidity for fresh seafood. Drink: 2013 - 2017 3371232750009 12.5% XD 750 mL $17.35 Score: 87/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Abbotts & Delaunay Zephyr Chardonnay 2012, Limoux Ac, France: Creamy, rich and round French Chardonnay with layers of butterscotch and toffeed goodness from generous oak aging. Full-bodied with a voluptuous texture and mouth-feel. Pair with roasted chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: fish cooked in sauce, seafood, creamed mushrooms, cheese tart. Drink: 2013 - 2018 3760011571537 13% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 90/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Errazuriz Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Aconcagua Valley, Chile: Grassy fresh and lemon bright, especially for this price. Clean and mouth-watering. Finishes with a juicy gooseberry note. Perfect for field greens and other salads. Drink: 2014 - 2016 263574 13% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 89/100. April 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Charles & Charles Chardonnay 2013, Columbia Valley, Washington State, United States: Smoky and toasty from generous oak aging. This robust Californian Chardonnay would be perfect with grilled chicken or seafood. Great summer white wine by the barbecue. Chardonnay food pairings: shellfish, seafood, chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2018 394734 13.9% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. April 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio Verduzzo 2013, Veneto Igt, Italy: Clean, crisp and refreshing with notes of nettle and dried herbs. Perfect for salads. Drink: 2013 - 2017 620773 13% XD 750 mL $15.00 Score: 87/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Baron Herzog Chenin Blanc 2013, California, United States: A terrific, soft summer sipper with fresh peach and pear notes. Nice expression of Californian Chenin Blanc that we don't see often on the liquor store shelves. Drink: 2013 - 2016 206995 11.5% D 750 mL $15.55 Score: 86/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barefoot Cellars Moscato, California, United States: A lovely moscato bursting with sweet peach, apricot and honeysuckle notes. Moscato is quickly becoming one of the most popular white wines, and this is a great examples of why. It's tasty as an aperitif, or as an accompaniment to seafood and salads. Moscato food pairings: spicy Asian cuisine, light desserts, fresh fruit and mild cheeses. Drink: 2014 - 2016 234351 9% MS 750 mL $9.95 Score: 86/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Chardonnay 2012, Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia: Full-bodied and balanced with lovely aromas of green apple, smoke and butter. Lovely stonefruit on the finish along with some toasty oak. Knock your socks off with this lovely chardonnay! Chardonnay food pairings: basil pesto, prawn bisque, cheese fondue, stuffed chicken breast. Drink: 2013 - 2016 468728 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vineland Estates Winery St. Urban Riesling 2011, V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada: Truly one of Niagara’s riesling masters. This incredible white is packed with flavour: bursting at the seams! Yet it’s also incredibly refined and ephemeral. Angel juice. Lots of minerality through the core and a laser-like focus on fruit purity, especially lime and lemon. I love that it's low alcohol yet packed with flavour. A spectacularly vibrant wine that bursts from the glass with lime blossom, lemon zest, white flowers and green apple. Try this lovely white with fresh seafood, shellfish, roast chicken or turkey. Riesling food pairings: shrimp tempura, grilled salmon with lemon sauce, duck liver pate, eggs benedict, planked salmon. Drink: 2011 - 2016 38117 8.4% MD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sterling Vineyards Chardonnay 2012, Napa Valley, California, United States: Big, bold, buttery Californian Chardonnay in all its glory. Layered and rich and offering so much pleasure. Aromas and flavours of tropical fruit and freshly baked bread. Try this with roast chicken. Unapologetically big and blustery Chard serving up plenty of ripe melon, poached pear, white peach, sandalwood and touches of coconut and vanilla. It's robust and generous in the mouth with a creamy texture. (VINTAGES panel, June 2014) Chardonnay food pairings: shellfish. Drink: 2013 - 2018 330233 13.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. April 2015. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marcel Cabelier Chardonnay 2011, Arbois, Jura, France: Lemon and white grapefruit notes on the nose of this fresh French Chardonnay. Pair with seafood and shellfish. Drink: 2013 - 2016 03570590108501 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.70 Score: 87/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Remy Pannier Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Touraine, Loire Valley, France: A vibrant, zesty Sauvignon Blanc from France's Loire Valley. This is an historic region that's new again, with clean, crisp, refreshing modern styles of wine like this one. What I like most is that this Sauvignon leads with citrus brightness: lime and white grapefruit (it's not grassy or herbal at all). Perfect for salads and seafood. Drink: 2013 - 2015 68676 12% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. April 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marques De Casa Concha Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Chile: Nettle, gooseberry and lime with bracing acidic attack on the palate. Needs food like salads and seafood and vegetarian dishes. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: chicken and sage skewers, fresh tomato and basil salad, pan-fried freshwater fish, fresh oysters on the half shell. Drink: 2013 - 2016 403378 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. April 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Frei Brothers Winery Reserve Chardonnay 2013, Russian River Valley, Northern Sonoma, California, United States: Toasted bread along with green apple aromas on the nose and palate of this classic Californian white wine made from the icon Chardonnay grape. Medium- to full-bodied and balanced. Very tasty. The 2012 vintage of this Russian River Valley Chardonnay shows its cool-climate regions roots, with the grapes being whole cluster pressed to avoid bitterness and preserve fresh fruit notes. This Chardonnay undergoes a full malolactic fermentation to add richness and depth. Pair with veal chops. Chardonnay food pairings: scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, beef bourguignon, grilled chicken breast, pasta with tomato sauce, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2013 - 2017 317891 14% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 91/100. April 2015. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vineland Estates Winery Elevation St. Urban Vineyard Riesling 2012, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Lovely expression of Niagara Riesling with seductive replays of flavour across the palate: think fresh peach, pear and some mouth-watering lime zest. Riesling food pairings: grilled chicken with lemongrass stalk, spicy pasta dishes, Feta cheese, butternut squash risotto, duck liver pate. Drink: 2013 - 2019 38117 9% M 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. April 2015. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Remy Pannier Sevre & Maine Sur Lie Muscadet 2013, Loire Valley, France: Here's a terrific alternative to Chablis (unoaked Chardonnay from Burgundy) for your shellfish: dry, crisp and refreshing. Perfect companion to oysters, mussels and clams. Aromas of lime and lemon. This is a terrific wine at a bargain price for the quality. You can also enjoy it as an aperitif. Muscadet food pairings: mussels, oysters, chilled with poached fish in light sauce, other shellfish and seafood. Drink: 2013 - 2016 13821 11.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. April 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Maria Estate Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2014, 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. You can almost sense the vibrancy of New Zealand light in the glass with this wine. Enjoy with salads and vegetarian or Thai dishes. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: shellfish, chicken and sage skewers, fresh tomato and basil salad, pan-fried freshwater fish. Drink: 2014 - 2018 974527 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery Semi-Dry Riesling 2013, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Absolutely lovely! Floral and flinty with apricot blossom and baking spices. Yes it's off-dry but the acidity balances the sweetness beautifully. Great price. Drink: 2013 - 2016 387043 11% MD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. April 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Errazuriz Chardonnay 2013, Casablanca Valley, Chile: Simply stunning for the money! This full-bodied Chilean Chardonnay offers attractive notes of toasty oak, butterscotch, apple and white pear. Perfect for roast chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2016 318741 13.5% XD 750 mL $10.95 Score: 88/100. April 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wolf Blass Gold Label Chardonnay 2013, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia: A rich, round Australian Chardonnay with lovely aromas of green apple, almond and light spices. The palate is mouth-filling and expansive, yet balanced. Finishes with attractive orchard fruit and some smoke. Full-bodied goodness is perfect for roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: chicken club sandwich, macaroni & cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, squash dishes, turkey burgers. Drink: 2014 - 2019 399543 13% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. April 2015. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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