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Vintages Release June 13, 2015

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Dessert Wine

Max Ferd. Richter Kabinett Riesling 2013, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Mosel Prädikatswein, Germany: This German Riesling will dazzle your senses: it's almost blinding in its intensity of fruit and balancing acidity, like waking out from a dark cave into mid-afternoon sunshine. This QMP-designated wine has depths of apricot, peach and honeysuckle flavour. Medium-bodied, no oak, long finish. This vineyard is one of the most renowned in the Mosel region of Germany. The is delicate yet packed in flavour and low in alcohol at just 8.5%. Try it with Indian chicken dishes. Riesling food pairings: nuts, melons, soft cheese, curries, spicy food. Drink: 2013 - 2019 998120 8.5% MS 750 mL $21.95 Score: 94/100. June 2015. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dow's 10-Year-Old Tawny Port, D.O.P., Portugal: A gorgeous tawny port with classic aromas of toasted almond, butterscotch, toffee and spice box. Pair with crème brûlée and angel cake. Tawny Port food pairings: spice cake, crème brûlée, fruit-based desserts, pastries, fresh field berries in cream. Drink: 2014 - 2020 246967 19.3% S 750 mL $34.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Calcaire Gewürztraminer 2011, Alsace A.C., France: A spice cloud of pleasure on the nose featuring nutmeg, cinnamon, rose, lychee and white daisies. Unctuous and mouth-filling on the palate: a wine to fill and please every crevice. A tangerine, spice dusted extra long finish. Viscous and mouth-coating, with layers of flavours and pleasure. Superb with Asian and curries. Gewürztraminer food pairings: Asian dishes, curries. Drink: 2013 - 2019 320481 13.5% S 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. June 2015. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Riserva 2009, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A lovely, fresh and full-bodied red wine. Great vibrancy of fleshy cherry fruit aromas, fresh-turned earth, rose petal and violet. Supple and smooth. This wine is a blend mostly of Sangiovese, but also has Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malvasia. A nice long finish with touches of anise and smoke. Winemakers are Lorenza Sebaste and Marco Pallanti. Chianti Classico Riserva food pairings: veal, light pasta dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2018 39768 14% XD 750 mL $35.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno 2011, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: Full-bodied Italian red wine with gloriously rich aromas and flavours of black cherry, mocha and smoke. Complex and layered with a long finish. Pair this with T-bone steak. Food pairings: hearty beef stew with fall vegetables. Drink: 2014 - 2019 735597 14.5% D 750 mL $78.95 Score: 89/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Coudoulet De Beaucastel Famille Perrin 2012, Côtes Du Rhône A.C., France: A full-bodied, juicy French red wine with a good grip: needs decanting 2 hours. Aromas of black raspberries and cherries. Calls for a leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic. There were only 300 cases of this wine produced for the 2012 vintage. Beaucastel is an iconic Rhone Valley producer that also makes coveted Châteauneuf du Pape that sells for twice the price. Decant for 2 hours and enjoy. Food pairings: grilled roast leg of lamb. Drink: 2015 - 2022 48884 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. June 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Two Hands Wines Bella's Garden Shiraz 2012, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: Some mint and gorgeous fleshy black plum aromas on the nose of this Aussie red wine wonder. Full-bodied and towering in its depth and concentration, with a liquid velvet texture. Oh yum. More Harry Connick Junior than Dean Martin, yet this wine is bound to be a classic too with its personable vitality and unique signature. Pair with new renditions of swing classics and old fashioned barbecue. Shiraz food pairings: beef prosciutto, black bean soup, blue cheese, caramelized onion dip. Drink: 2014 - 2020 636407 15.8% XD 750 mL $63.95 Score: 93/100. June 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia: An exceptional wine from a terrific vintage. This ful-bodied, complex, balanced Australian red wine has it all. Aromas of blackcurrant, cassis and blackberry with some cigar box and leather. Supple and gorgeously textured, with surprisingly low alcohol for such a big and flavourful wine. Decant 1 hour and enjoy with rare filet mignon and best friends. Drink: 2015 - 2021 466748 13.5% XD 750 mL $99.00 Score: 95/100. June 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sartori Valdimezzo Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore 2012, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Pleasant quaffer. Nice at the price. Good acidity and full-bodied. Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore food pairings: pizza topped with steak strips and garlic, spicy sausage , prime rib roast, hearty winter stew. Drink: 2013 - 2017 160374 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Langa Tradicion Centenaria Garnacha 2012, Calatayud D.O., Spain: Coffee mocha and dark chocolate on the nose of this well-priced Spanish red wine. Sweet chocolate persists through the palate. Full-bodied and smooth. Pair with Mexican mole. Garnacha food pairings: braised beef dishes, turkey, soft cheese, roasted pork, lamb. Drink: 2014 - 2017 194795 14.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montebuena Cuvée Kpf 2012, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Full-bodied, supple, easy drinking quaffer. red fruit and smoke. Pair with roasted meats. Drink: 2014 - 2017 211029 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Paso Robles, California, United States: Lots of dark chocolate and espresso on this robust Californian Cabernet that has been generously oaked. Pair with meat lovers' pizza. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: beef, hamburgers, fajita. Drink: 2013 - 2017 313817 13.5% D 375 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Batasiolo Sabri Barbera D'asti 2012, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: New World power fruit, Old World styling, elegance and trimming along the edges. Black and purple plum aromas lead out of the gate, galloping up behind and quickly overtaking them is toasty oak, pencil led and smoke. Whoosh. That's the sound of your senses wondering what hit them. Great price. Finishes with black cherry and dark spices. A bright, vibrant, full-bodied Italian red wine with juicy acidity that's great with pasta and tomato sauce. Barbera D'asti food pairings: pasta with tomato sauce. Drink: 2014 - 2017 366989 14.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burning Kiln M-1 Kiln Dried Merlot 2013, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Smoky with charred red and dark fruit. Robust and tasty. Needs a rare steak. Merlot food pairings: grilled lamb, stuffed veal tenderloin, lentil dishes, roasted duck. Drink: 2013 - 2017 406470 13.7% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Feudo Arancio Nero D'avola 2013, Sicily D.O.C., Italy: Sweet chocolate and mocha on the nose from oak aging followed by dark fruit and a firm tannic grip on the palate. Decant 1-2 hours. Nero D'avola food pairings: slow-roasted rump roast with root vegetables. Drink: 2014 - 2017 412668 13% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Juan Gil Monastrell 2012, Jumilla D.O.P., Spain: Fleshy purple plums and juicy sweet purple berries. Juicy fruit all round. Full-bodied and smooth with good acidity for hamburgers. Monastrell food pairings: veal chops, meat lover's pizza. Drink: 2014 - 2018 1677 15% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 88/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes Syrah Grenache 2013, Côtes Catalanes, Midi I.G.P., France: Purple plums and blueberry pie on the nose and palate of this robust, smooth, juicy French red wine. Pair with hamburgers and relish with salsa on the side. Drink: 2014 - 2018 320499 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Catapereiro Escolha 2012, Vinho Regional Tejo, Portugal: Dark fruit, smoke and oak on the nose. Good acidity and tannic grip on the palate. Food pairings: barbecued pork chops. Drink: 2014 - 2018 380808 14% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Elderton High Altitude Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: Meaty and savoury with black fruit aromas, somewhat less than fully ripe, and lots of toasty oak and smoke. Full-bodied and meaty. Pair with grilled hamburgers. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled New York strip loin, hamburger, hard cheese, braised pork shanks, grilled lamb chops. Drink: 2015 - 2018 408989 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bouchard Pere & Fils Pommard 2013, Burgundy A.C., France: Almost full-bodied but not quite for Burgundian Pinot Noir. Aromas of dark cherry and some herbal notes. Good acidity. Drink: 2015 - 2019 413013 12.5% XD 750 mL $58.95 Score: 88/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Xavier Ventoux 2012, Rhône A.P., France: A well-priced supple, smooth French red wine with aromas of dark fruit and good juicy acidity. Pair with grilled pork chops. Drink: 2014 - 2017 413211 14% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. June 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Misha's Vineyard The High Note Pinot Noir 2009, Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand: Medium-bodied and smooth with vibrant acidity. Dark berry fruit that's tart. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal medallions, roasted pork loin, beef bourguignon, venison burgers, grilled salmon. Drink: 2013 - 2017 414078 14% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 88/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Smoke And Gamble Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2013, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: This robust Ontario red wine is a blend of 87% Cabernet and 13% Merlot grapes for the 2013 vintage. Aromas of dark fruit and smoke. This wine was 100% barrel aged. Drink: 2014 - 2017 425355 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Il Brecciarolo Rosso Piceno Superiore 2012, Marche D.O.C., Italy: Great value in this juicy, robust Italian red wine blend of Montepulciano and Sangiovese. Dark spicy finish. Pair with hard cheeses and grilled meats. Drink: 2014 - 2017 732560 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. June 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flagstone Dragon Tree Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Pinotage 2012, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: Rounded, delicious and sumptuous! Sink your teeth and hedonistic heart into this South African red wine. Lovely aromas of blackberry, cassis, spice, and plum. Ripe black plum and toasty oak. Yum. Bring it on! Decant for 1-2 hours and pair with hearty meat dishes. Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Pinotage food pairings: barbecued ribs, hamburgers, chicken wings. Drink: 2014 - 2017 37549 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. June 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stella Bella Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia: Juicy and full-bodied with boisterous aromas and flavours of big blackberry fruit. Generously layered with a full-bodied weight. Some smoke and vanillin on the finish from the oak aging. Decant for 1-2 hours. Terrific with a juicy pepper steak. This wine will pair well with grilled meats. Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot food pairings: chicken cacciatore, beef, cheese, pork tenderloin, tandoori flavored dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2017 47639 14% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château De Panigon Cru Bourgeois 2011, Médoc, Bordeaux A.C., France: Lovely red floral, red berry nose on this bargain-priced Bordeaux. This is a traditional blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. Satin liquid and medium-bodied on the palate. Decant 1 hour. Incredibly great value and quality. Long finish that's perfect with a variety of chicken and pork dishes. Decant 1-2 hours to soften the tannins. Stock up. Food pairings: roast pork tenderloin, chicken, meat topped pizza, cheese fondue, fajitas. Drink: 2013 - 2017 230367 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vicentin Blend De Malbecs Malbec 2011, Mendoza, Argentina: A full-bodied, smooth Argentine red wine with lovely aromas of blackberry and black plum. There's a lovely weave of smoke and dried herbs throughout. Highly recommended. Pair with rib roast. Malbec food pairings: gourmet hamburgers, sausages, barbecue-grilled meat-lovers’ pizza, lamb cutlets. Drink: 2013 - 2017 299735 14.9% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cara Nord 2013, Conca De Barberà D.O., Spain: Deep purple plums and cigar box and big cedar forest notes. Savoury and juicy. Full-bodied and smooth. Drink: 2014 - 2018 418186 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Napa Valley, California, United States: This rich, full-bodied red wine offers aromas of blackcurrant, cedar, pepper and cassis. Full-bodied with terrific structure and length. Great cellar candidate. Decant 1-2 hours. Pair with prime rib. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: braised meats, herbed steaks, venison. Drink: 2013 - 2018 351758 14.5% XD 750 mL $62.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tawse Winery Inc. Laundry Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2011, Lincoln Lakeshore, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: This rich, robust Niagara red wine was aged for 16 months in French oak, 20% of which was new and imparts a toasty flavour to the ripe black fruit. Lots of complexity and satisfaction in the glass. There's a cult following for the Laundry Cabernet Franc vintage after vintage, even in a tough one like 2011. The grapes are grown on some of the oldest Cabernet Franc vines in Niagara. Pair with a rare steak. Cabernet Franc food pairings: old cheeses, fried, roasted or barbecued meats, seared pepper steak, roast beef, game meats. Drink: 2012 - 2017 130997 13.5% D 750 mL $31.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ballast Stone Windjammer Shiraz 2012, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Big and juicy with black and purple fleshy plums. Toasty charred black fruit with a smoky finish from generous oak aging. Full-bodied and smooth with a full-on palate whack. Finishes with anise and black pepper. Pair with rack of lamb. Shiraz food pairings: grilled or charred red meats, game, BBQ sauced spareribs, hamburgers, steak. Drink: 2012 - 2017 167064 14.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trinchero Haystack Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley, California, United States: A full-bodied, smoky dark-fruited Californian red wine. The estate vineyard is situated in Atlas Peak, named for the flat-topped, haystack-like hill that marks the growing region from afar, an extremely rocky, craggy site. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled New York strip loin, hamburger, hard cheese, braised pork shanks, grilled lamb chops. Drink: 2014 - 2020 218487 14.8% XD 750 mL $79.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Malma Reserva Bodega Nqn Malbec 2012, Patagonia, Argentina: Love this robust Argentine red wine made from the Malbec grape. Chewy and full-bodied with generously lush black and purple plums. Smooth with lots of layers of flavour and pleasure. Malma translates to “pride” in the native language of Mapuche. Absolutely perfect for gourmet hamburgers or meat lovers' pizza. Malbec food pairings: grilled sausages, slow-cooked saucy ribs, lamb cutlets, beef tenderloin. Drink: 2012 - 2016 222158 14.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rodney Strong Wine Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Sonoma County, California, United States: Flavours of blackberry, blackcurrant, and vanilla oak with a full-bodied weight. Try it with gourmet hamburgers. Finishes with notes of cocoa and cedar smoke. Polished tannins. Decant 1-2 hours and pair with a pepper steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pulled pork, burgers, hard cheese, grilled rare steak, smoked beef ribs. Drink: 2013 - 2018 226944 13.8% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Eugénie Cuvée Réservée De L'aïeul Cahors 2011, Southwest A.C., France: A full-bodied juicy southern French red wine with dark fruit. Usually wines from the Cahors region are darker, blacker and oakier, but this one is not and delightfully so! Very nicely done, especially for the price. Drink: 2014 - 2019 295949 14.5% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quinta Da Fronteira Selecção Do Enólogo 2011, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: Full-bodied, round and supple with purple and black plums. A bit of a tannic grip so decant 1-2 hours and pair with a juicy steak. Drink: 2014 - 2018 408088 14.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Lilian Ladouys Cru Bourgeois 2010, Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux A.C., France: A full-bodied, balanced Bordeaux red wine that's a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. The 2010 vintage was a strong one for Bordeaux. Pair with rare steak. Drink: 2015 - 2020 416743 14% XD 750 mL $41.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Graham Beck The Ridge Syrah 2012, Robertson W.O., South Africa: A dark, brooding wine with seductive aromas of dark fruit, spices, white pepper and cedar smoke. The vines for this wine were grown in limestone soil and the grapes were hand-harvested. The wine spent 16 months in French and American oak before bottling. A terrific South African red wine from one of the country's most respected producers. Pair with grilled pork chops. Syrah food pairings: spicy turkey sausage, lamb vindaloo, steak fajitas, bison steak, grilled mushrooms. Drink: 2013 - 2018 607812 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ninquén Antu Chilean Mountain Vineyard Syrah 2013, Colchagua Valley, Chile: Great concentration and depth of flavour. Exotic black and sweet purple plums and dark spices on the finish of this Chilean red wine made from Syrah grapes. Amazing quality for the price. Full-bodied, rich, endless. Plush, fleshy black plums wrap themselves around your tongue and dance with your senses. Pair with a crackling fire and a great book. This full-bodied red wine pairs well with grilled meats. Syrah food pairings: barbecued chicken, beef stew, lamb cutlets, seafood and mushroom pasta. Drink: 2013 - 2017 675371 14.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Des Jacques Moulin-À-Vent 2011, Beaujolais A.C., France: Lovely hazelnut and toasted almond on the nose of this medium-bodied French red wine. Aromas of black cherry. Complex with a long finish. Drink: 2013 - 2019 700187 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Roux Père & Fils Vougeot Les Petits Vougeots 2010, Burgundy A.C., France: Juicy, delicious and balanced with mouth-watering acidity. Fleshy ripe cherries with a long finish. Classic Old World Burgundian Pinot Noir. Pair with seared tuna. Drink: 2013 - 2019 940403 13.5% XD 750 mL $74.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha 2012, Campo De Borja D.O., Spain: This full-bodied Spanish red wine was fermented in stainless steel; half of the wine was matured in small French oak barrels, of which about 40% new, and the remaining half in stainless steel tank. Loaded with mocha and sweet chocolate aromas on the nose that are then flooded with lusciously ripe black fruit on the palate. Full-bodied and smooth. A rich darkly hued colour in the glass. Garnacha food pairings: veal, soft cheese, roast pork, lamb, turkey. Drink: 2014 - 2020 273748 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. June 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Mondavi Winery Merlot 2012, Napa Valley, California, United States: Superbly balanced and elegant wine with full-bodied aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant and black plum. Smoky and long on the finish and satisfaction. Pair with prime rib. Merlot food pairings: grilled lamb, stuffed veal tenderloin. Drink: 2013 - 2018 953562 15% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. June 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Oscar's Estate Vineyard Small Gully Wines Shiraz Viognier 2013, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: This could be the ultimate hamburger wine! Full-bodied, generous, juicy and crowd-pleasing: it's ready to get on the table beside all the fixins. Finishes with black raspberry, dark spice and vanilla smoke. Shiraz Viognier food pairings: seafood, steak, Bouillabaisse, onion dip, hamburgers. Drink: 2014 - 2018 287961 15% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 93/100. June 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Fielding Estate Winery Rosé 2014, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Pink grapefruit and vibrant tart cherry notes. Come alive palate, wake up you over there sleeping on the dock. Rosé food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, shellfish, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2014 - 2016 53421 12.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosé 2014, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Soft and pretty with aromas of sweet scented roses and lavender. Soft on acidity. Nice quaffer. Rosé food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, shellfish, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2014 - 2016 71712 12.2% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tawse Winery Inc. Sketches Of Niagara Rosé 2014, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Light, soft, fragrant cool-climate Ontario rosé that's both refreshing and invigorating. Aromas of delicate field strawberries, no big acidity here. Easy, light sipper. Lovely balance from one of Niagara's best producers. Pair with planked salmon or trout. Also a terrific aperitif. Bone-dry and vibrant. A nice tang on the finish. Rosé food pairings: grilled salmon steaks, grilled peppers. Drink: 2014 - 2016 172643 12% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pondview Estate Winery Cabernet Franc Rosé 2014, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Vibrant with mouth brightening acidity: roses and red grapefruit. Pair with grilled seafood. Cabernet Franc Rosé food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, shellfish, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2014 - 2016 241802 12.8% M 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Monte Zovo Chiaretto Bardolino Rosé 2014, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Orange zest and end of day strawberries that have been warmed by the sun as they sat on the picnic table. Lovely and refreshing acidity. Bardolino Rosé food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, shellfish, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2014 - 2016 13% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. June 2015. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Georges Duboeuf Rosé 2014, Beaujolais A.C., France: Pretty and zippy and zesty with vibrant notes of tart field strawberries, sun-warmed, and orange zest. Great acidity for planked salmon. Yes please! Rosé food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, shellfish, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2014 - 2016 409755 12% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine De Triennes Rosé 2014, Mediterranean, Provence I.G.P., France: Very pretty with rose petal and dried herbs. Great acidity for grilled seafood. Medium-bodied. Perfect aperitif. Rosé food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, shellfish, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2014 - 2016 12.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château D'aquéria Tavel Rosé 2014, Rhône A.C., France: Softer acidity than in past years, fleshy ripe field strawberries. Full-bodied for rose yet perfectly balanced. Pair with planked salmon. Rosé food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, shellfish, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2014 - 2016 319368 14% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. June 2015. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Georges Gardet Brut Cuvée Saint Flavy Champagne, Champagne A.C., France: A steal for Champagne! Great finesse, finish and crispness. Well-toned and refreshing. Aromas of baked bread, green apple and lime. Good persistence of flavours and bubbles. Perfect as an aperitif, whether as a toast to the happy couple or just for sipping on a sunlit afternoon. Champagne food pairings: salad, cheese, poultry, Thai coconut shrimp, pasta with cheese-based sauce. Drink: 2014 - 2017 924654 12% XD 750 mL $41.95 Score: 91/100. June 2015. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Oyster Bay Cuvée Rosé Sparkling Wine, New Zealand: A lovely, toasty bubbly at an exceptionally great price! The chardonnay grapes in this blend come from Hawkes Bay region, while pinot noir grapes hail from Marlborough. Lovely persistence of flavours and bubbles. Crisp, clean finish. A solid value for a sparkling wine: crisp, clean and fresh. Try with fried fish, potato chips, roast turkey and New Year's resolutions. Stock up now for the holidays! Rosé Sparkling Wine food pairings: shellfish. Drink: 2014 - 2017 238187 12% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut Champagne, Champagne A.C., France: Toasty, complex fresh - no wonder Mr Bond loved this one before the says of paid product placement in movies. Great structure and balance, a silver line of acidity weaves together with the fresh white tree fruit notes baked bread with baking spices. Try this with oysters or clams. Drink: 2014 - 2020 384529 12% XD 750 mL $73.95 Score: 93/100. June 2015. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine De Vaugondy Brut Vouvray Perdriaux, Loire Valley A.C., France: Full-bodied, robust dry French bubbly. Good value with straight forward pleasure. Great price. Finishes with lime citrus, Asian pear and green apple. Pair with fresh seafood. Drink: 2015 - 2018 154567 12% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pierre Sparr Rosé Crémant D'alsace, Alsace A.C., France: Superb quality and taste for the price of this French rosé sparkling wine! Toasty with some field raspberry notes. Bone-dry and refreshing. Here's your summer party rosé bubbly. Bring it on! A terrific producer and well-known in Alsace and around the world. Pair with grilled fish. Rosé Crémant D'alsace food pairings: asparagus and linguine carbonara, pizza, cheddar dill puffs. Drink: 2014 - 2017 39016 12.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. June 2015. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Alicia Tierra Sur Brut Sparkling, Bío Bío Valley, Chile: A crisp, toasty Chilean sparkling wine from a winery well-known for its excellent price-quality ratio. The valley experiences powerful winds and a lot of rain, but it's also a cool climate that makes for terrific sparkling wines like this one. Pair with shellfish and fresh seafood. Sparkling food pairings: lightly spiced curry dishes, lamb stew, white turkey meat, tacos. Drink: 2014 - 2016 404103 12.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Josef Chromy Tasmanian Cuvée Sparkling, Tasmania, Australia: A crisp, toasty, refreshing Australian sparkling produced using the Méthode Traditionnelle is the second fermentation in the bottle as they do in Champagne. Sparkling food pairings: lightly spiced curry dishes, lamb stew, white turkey meat, tacos. Drink: 2014 - 2017 409102 12.5% D 750 mL $28.95 Score: 88/100. June 2015. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Chandon Brut Blanc De Noirs, California, United States: A terrific and toasty Californian bubbly, especially at this price. Aromas of green apples and freshly baked bread. Pair with fried chicken. Blanc De Noirs food pairings: lightly spiced curry dishes, lamb stew, white turkey meat, tacos. Drink: 2014 - 2018 419374 13% D 750 mL $28.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Pieropan La Rocca Soave Classico 2011, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: A soft, low acid Soave with notes of white melon. Nice aperitif. Drink: 2013 - 2017 92437 13% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flat Rock Cellars Chardonnay 2012, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Soft and subtle with white tree fruit notes. Pair with light seafood dishes. Chardonnay food pairings: scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, pasta with tomato sauce, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2013 - 2017 286278 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clos De L'epinay Cuvée Marcus Vouvray 2012, Loire A.C., France: A crisp, refreshing French Chenin Blanc with notes of lemon and lime, and a deep core of minerality. Pair with fresh seafood in a lemon sauce. Drink: 2013 - 2017 408252 12% M 750 mL $20.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masera Gavi 2013, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Crisp and fresh with lime and grapefruit notes. Pair with pasta primavera. Food pairings: roast chicken, grilled seafood, garden salads. Drink: 2013 - 2016 412676 12% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Barbara Winery Chardonnay 2013, Santa Barbara County, California, United States: Fresh and crisp with lemon and lime notes. Not buttery or heavy. Pair with pasta alfredo. Chardonnay food pairings: scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, pasta with tomato sauce, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2014 - 2018 989152 13.7% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Essay Man Chenin Blanc Viognier 2014, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: Crisp and clean with white melon and mouth-watering juiciness. Pair with fresh seafood and mild curries. Drink: 2014 - 2017 414144 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. June 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio 2013, Südtirol - Alto Adige D.O.C., Italy: Crisp, dry and refreshing with notes of grapefruit and lime. Pair with shellfish. Pinot Grigio food pairings: pasta with cream sauce, grilled chicken breast, summer salads, oysters on the half-shell, oysters on the half-shell. Drink: 2013 - 2016 681429 12.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Gold Label Chardonnay 2013, Monterey County, California, United States: Toffee and caramel aromas from the oak aging on the nose of this rich Californian Chardonnay, followed by fleshy peach, burnt apples and pear on the mid-palate. Full-bodied and delicious. Try it with grilled chicken tonight. Chardonnay food pairings: pork, chicken, lobster in butter sauce, beef bourguignon, breads. Drink: 2013 - 2017 708305 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Concha Y Toro Trio Reserva Chardonnay Pinot Grigio Pinot Blanc 2013, Casablanca Valley, Chile: This spritely Chilean white wine is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Blanc grapes. Peach and lime notes give refreshment while there’s a satisfying underlay of toasty oak. Pair with summer evenings on the deck and grilled chicken on the barbecue. Chardonnay Pinot Grigio Pinot Blanc food pairings: lobster in butter sauce, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, toasted ravioli served with Alfredo sauce. Drink: 2013 - 2017 433938 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. June 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Laurent Miquel Nord Sud Viognier 2013, Vin De Pays D'oc, Midi I.G.P., France: Very pretty white floral notes, melon and lychee. Terrific minerality. Medium-bodied with balanced acidity. Viognier is such an aromatic white wine grape, perfectly suited to Asian and Thai dishes, as well as to a wide variety of mild to medium curries and spices. Viognier food pairings: Thai coconut shrimp, lamb tangine, smoked ham, mild spices and curries. Drink: 2013 - 2017 673236 13.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. June 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alamos Chardonnay 2013, Mendoza, Argentina: Balanced yet full-bodied Argentine white wine made from the classic Chardonnay grape, with hazelnut richness and green apple aromas and flavours. Great price! Pair with lobster in melted butter. Chardonnay food pairings: crab cakes, grilled fish, chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2016 801571 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. June 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

St. Urbans-Hof Riesling 2013, Qualitätswein Mosel, Germany: Holy acidity, but there's also fleshy sweet peach and pear. Gorgeous dichotomy of flavour. Ying and yang wine. Pair with medium curries and spices. Riesling food pairings: grilled chicken with lemongrass stalk, spicy pasta dishes, grilled salmon with lemon sauce, duck liver pate, baby greens salad with fig dressing. Drink: 2014 - 2017 995746 9.5% M 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villanova Traminer Aromatico 2014, Friuli Isonzo D.O.C., Italy: Big acidity, dry white grapefruit. Crisp. Pair with shellfish. Traminer Aromatico food pairings: lighter-flavoured sea-food dishes, pork tenderloin, Panko-crusted chicken, Asian dishes, curries. Drink: 2014 - 2016 411314 13% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Perrin & Fils Réserve Blanc 2014, Côtes Du Rhône A.C., France: Lovely southern French white wine from the Rhone Valley! 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. Pair with pasta or seafood in a cream sauce. Food pairings: pizza, seafood, roast chicken, beef bourguignon, cheese. Drink: 2014 - 2018 499509 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Coopers Creek Dillons Point Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Love this NZ SB -- yes you have the fresh cut grass but also lime citrus and a lemon shaft of sunshine. Pair with fresh seafood. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: fresh tomato and basil salad, oysters on the half shell, chicken and sage skewers, pan-fried freshwater fish. Drink: 2013 - 2016 66092 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. June 2015. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fantinel Sant'helena Pinot Grigio 2013, Collio, Friuli D.O.C., Italy: Relatively full-bodied for Pinot Grigio with crisp notes of peach and white pear. Good acidity for a wide variety of dishes. This is not your typical "greige" Pinot Grigio. Pinot Grigio food pairings: linguine with shrimp and lemon oil, Caprese salad. Drink: 2013 - 2016 310144 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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