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Vintages Release June 16, 2015

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Red Wine

Smoke & Gamble Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2013, Port Dover, Ontario, Canada: Charred black fruit with tarry toasty oak and smoke from lavish oak aging and the appassimento method of drying the grapes before fermentation. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2015 - 2017 425355 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Privato Vineyard and Winery Pinot Noir 2011, Thompson-Okanagan, Bc, Canada: A rich, very full-bodied BC Pinot Noir with the heft of a Syrah and the velvet texture and luxurious mouth-feel. Aromas of fleshy black plum and dark cherry. Smooth, supple and delicious. Drink: 2012 - 2017 14.3% D 750 mL $35.00 Score: 92/100. June 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hacienda Del Carche Monastrell Cabernet 2010, Jumilla, Spain: A rustic, tannic, towering big Spanish wine that's a blend of Monastrell and Cabernet grapes. Big tannic grip on the palate: decant 2 hours. Black fruit, tar and toasty oak. Drink: 2014 - 2018 378075 15.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Norton Barrel Select Malbec 2013, Mendoza, Argentina: A full-bodied Argentine red wine made from the country's flagship red grape Malbec. The grapes are picked from vines that are 15 years old or older, then the wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. Aromas of smokey black fruit and toasty oak. Pair with a rare steak. Drink: 2014 - 2016 400556 14% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Angels Gate Winery Handsome Brut, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Crisp and fresh with toasty green apple goodness and a creamy, mouth-filling texture. Man, this is great Niagara sparkling wine. Perfect as an aperitif or companion to fresh seafood. Drink: 2015 - 2017 395160 12.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. June 2015. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Benjamin Bridge Rosé 2011, Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada: A vibrant, expressive Nova Scotian sparkling rose from one of the province's best producers. Attractive aromas of fresh field strawberries. Enjoy as an aperitif or companion to shellfish. Rosé food pairings: pork tenderloin, duck, and lobster, Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Drink: 2012 - 2016 695555000232 11% MD 750 mL $44.79 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Reserve Chardonnay 2012, Okanagan Valley, BC V.Q.A., Canada: A lusciously rich, complex BC Chardonnay with layers of sensuously ripe golden apple, peach and toasted almond. Beautiful on its own or pair with roasted chicken. Drink: 2015 - 2019 714956 13.5% XD 750 mL $35.00 Score: 92/100. June 2015. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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