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Vintages Release June 27, 2015

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Dessert Wine

Williams & Humbert Walnut Brown Oloroso Sherry, Jerez D.O., Spain: A lovely oloroso sherry that's not as sweet as a cream cherry; rather it has a terrific dark nutty, black toffee goodness (thus Walnut Brown). Try this sometime instead of tawny port with hard cheeses, toasted nuts or crème brûlée. Oloroso Sherry food pairings: spice cake, crème brûlée, fruit-based desserts, pastries, fresh field berries in cream. Drink: 2014 - 2018 437467 19.5% S 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. June 2015. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tre Secoli Brachetto D'acqui 2012, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: An exotic and delicious dessert wine: a red bubbly with enough sweetness for chocolate cake yet not too much that will make you tired of it before you finish you cake and have it too ;) Aromas of fleshy ripe strawberries. Worth trying. Brachetto D'acqui food pairings: lightly spiced curry dishes, lamb stew, white turkey meat, tacos, seafood. Drink: 2012 - 2016 415273 6% S 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. June 2015. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Malivoire Wine Company Musqué Spritz 2014, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Apricot freshness and peach light jam. Forget Moscato d'asti: this is way better. Pair with fruit desserts or enjoy on its own. Food pairings: spice cake, crème brûlée, fruit-based desserts, pastries, fresh field berries in cream. Drink: 2014 - 2017 189670 9% S 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Anselmann Edesheimer Rosengarten Siegerrebe Spätlese 2012, Prädikatswein Pfalz, Germany: Liquid gorgeous with clementine zest and lovely apricot sunshine. Sweet but not cloying: still fresh for fruit flans and cobblers due to lovely balancing acidity. Drink: 2012 - 2018 910554 9.5% S 750 mL $15.95 Score: 91/100. June 2015. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Goats do Roam The Goatfather 2013, Coastal Region W.O., South Africa: Juicy purple and black plum aromas with dark spice. Happy, straight-up pleasure in a glass. Full-bodied, but not heavy. This wine is a non-traditional blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera and Nebbiolo grapes. Some terrific notes of cherry and blackberry on the finish. I love this producer's sense of humour as evident by the name of this wine and others. Pair with roast goat. Food pairings: meat lovers' pizza, chicken wings, grilled burgers, sausages. Drink: 2013 - 2016 11072 14.6% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. June 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Susana Balbo Signature Dominio Del Plata Malbec 2012, Mendoza, Argentina: Blueberry-blackberry pie aromas on the nose with enticing dark spices and smoke. Full-bodied, supple and smooth. Pair with roast beef or prime rib. Great price. Highly recommended. A terrific wine for the holidays, whether to give or to get. Malbec food pairings: pizza, lamb, spicy sausage, beef, meatloaf. Drink: 2013 - 2018 79798 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. June 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J. Lohr Los Osos Merlot 2012, Paso Robles, California, United States: Mocha with some dark chocolate on the nose from toasty oak aging. Lots of fleshy ripe black plums on the palate. Full-bodied and smooth. This wine was aged for a year in oak barrels, and offers plush depths of flavour. Perfect for potluck gatherings. This full-bodied red wine pairs well with lamb. Merlot food pairings: roast pork tenderloin, coq au vin, lamb. Drink: 2013 - 2017 27516 13.5% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trapiche Fincas Las Palmas Malbec 2011, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: A lively Malbec with intriguing aromas of black raspberry, bacon and vanilla smoke. Concentrated and powerful with polished tannins. Ready to drink now, but will also do well with a few years in the cellar. Absolutely delicious especially at this price! This wine cries out to be on your table beside prime rib. Let your mouth have some fun tonight! Malbec food pairings: marinated steaks, spicy dishes, tomato sauces, hamburgers. Drink: 2013 - 2016 186668 14% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 92/100. June 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Chocolate Block Boekenhoutskloof 2012, Franschhoek, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: I recommend the Chocolate Block every vintage as it's a consistently great wine! This full-bodied red wine is a blend of mostly shiraz grapes and some grenache, cabernet sauvignon, cinsault and a splash of viognier grapes. It's savoury, complex and delicious: wow! Cassis, blackberry and cedar forest. Meaty and enticing, full-bodied wonderful with a concentrated weave of anise, cigar box, pepper and meaty notes. Extremely juicy and mouthwatering in a food-happy kind of way. Balanced and delicious: this is a terrific red to red if you're not familiar with South African wines, or even if you are. Highly recommended. Food pairings: beef. Drink: 2014 - 2020 129353 14.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 93/100. June 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bricco Rosso Suagná 2009, Langhe Rosso, Piedmont D.O.C., Italy: A rustic, tannic Italian red wine that's solid for the price point. Black fruit, smoke and a firm tannic grip. Needs a rare steak. Decant 2 hours to smooth it out. Drink: 2014 - 2017 417022 14% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 86/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Brumont Tour Bouscassé 2009, Madiran, Southwest A.P., France: Smokey with toasty oak and charred black fruit. Full-bodied. Drink: 20112 - 2017 414615 14.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Fardel-Laurens Cuvée Ardoise 2012, Faugères, Midi A.C., France: Full-bodied and rustic with firm tannins. A little short on the finish. Black fruit and toasty oak. Drink: 2014 - 2018 415687 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tenuta Del Portale Starsa 2012, Basilicata I.G.T., Italy: A rustic, robust Italian red wine with dark spice, smoke and charred black fruit flavours. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2015 - 2018 416164 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lucignano Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2011, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Full-bodied with smoke and stewed prunes. Black fruit on the finish. Drink: 2014 - 2017 651273 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chilcas Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Colchagua Valley, Chile: This single vineyard Chilean Cabernet is full-bodied with black fruit and dark chocolate notes with a minty hallway. Needs some cellar time then decant for 2 hours. Pair with hearty meat dishes. It finishes with aromas of clove, mint, and blackberry. Pair with grilled hamburgers. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: braised beef dishes, turkey, soft cheese, roasted pork, lamb. Drink: 2013 - 2017 309757 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. June 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Borsao Berola 2011, Campo De Borja D.O., Spain: Chocolate, mocha and espresso on the nose and palate from lavish oak aging and a firm tannic grip. Savoury, meaty fleshy ripe black fruit. Drink: 2014 - 2017 371518 15% XD 750 mL $17.00 Score: 88/100. June 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Pey De Pont 2010, Médoc, Bordeaux A.C., France: A robust, smoky, hulking Bordeaux red wine with black fruit and toasty oak. Firm tannic grip with a good finish. Pair with brisket. Drink: 2015 - 2019 416719 14.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis Jadot Château Des Jacques Morgon 2012, Beaujolais A.C., France: Lovely sour cherry and tart cranberry aromas and flavours, with lots of mouth-watering acidity. Medium-bodied and smooth. This Beaujolais re wine made from Gamay grapes needs food, like roasted chicken or grilled seafood. Drink: 2013 - 2017 653584 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Michel Gassier Les Piliers Syrah 2012, Costières De Nîmes, Rhône A.C., France: A smooth, supple almost full-bodied southern French red wine. Violets and black currant aromas. Good acidity and balanced structure. Pair with grilled chicken. Syrah food pairings: game meats, rare roast beef, spice-braised lamb, cheddar, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2014 - 2017 678086 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. June 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo 2012, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: A rustic, robust Italian red wine with tart black fruit and lots of oak. A big wine with lots of acidity on the palate. Full-bodied. Pair with pasta in meat or tomato-based sauces. Food pairings: tomato sauce and pasta. Drink: 2013 - 2017 727636 13.5% XD 750 mL $33.95 Score: 88/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Prisoner 2013, Napa Valley, California, United States: Holy alcohol Batman: 15.2%! However, this robust, layered Californian red wine does have the fruit, structure and concentration to handle it. You just need to be ready for a full-on palate whack with this wine. Pair with brontosaurus burgers, or whatever they feed prisoners in the isolation unit. Drink: 2015 - 2018 104299 15.2% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 89/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Prisoner 2013, Napa Valley, California, United States: Holy alcohol Batman: 15.2%! However, this robust, layered Californian red wine does have the fruit, structure and concentration to handle it. You just need to be ready for a full-on palate whack with this wine. Pair with brontosaurus burgers, or whatever they feed prisoners in the isolation unit. Drink: 2015 - 2018 373076 15.2% D 1500 mL $109.95 Score: 89/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Crianza 2005, Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain: Smokey campfire and hickory smoke on the nose and palate of this robust, somewhat tannic Spanish red wine. The vines are planted in central north region of Spain. Pair with grilled lamb. Drink: 2013 - 2017 167601 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. June 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Königschaffhausen Steingrüble Pinot Noir 2013, Baden Q.B.A. Qualitätswein, Germany: A summer field of ripe strawberries and raspberries to tickle your senses and bare feet. Medium-bodied and sweetly perfumed. Incredible price. A lovely German red wine from the iconic grape Pinot Noir. Great price, very modern style. Finishes with fleshy raspberry. Try it with seared tuna. Pinot Noir food pairings: sweet-sour pot roast, spaetzle, red cabbage, frankfurters, goat cheese. Drink: 2013 - 2018 460410 13% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. June 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ortas Tradition Rasteau 2013, Rhône A.C., France: Full-bodied and meaty with savoury, fleshy black fruit and smoke. Nice price. Established in 1925, the Cave de Rasteau is one of the oldest wineries in the Rhone Valley. Finishes with dark spices and black fruit. Pair with grilled pork chops. The classic GSM blend of Grenache and Mourvèdre, and Syrah is at play here, with Syrah taking a more prominent role than in the past. Drink: 2014 - 2018 998716 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. June 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zonte's Footstep Shiraz 2012, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: Fantastic for the price! Full-bodied and juicy with layers of mouth-watering flavours: blackberry pie and black plums. Smooth and terrific. Loaded with toasty oak. Dark purple hue with accented highlights of lavender around the edges. Aromas of black cherry, cassis and dried herbs on the finish. Great party wine. Decant 2 hours. Shiraz food pairings: grilled meats and vegetables, stew, pizza, grilled or spice-rubbed chicken, fajitas. Drink: 2013 - 2017 212936 14.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Hourtin-Ducasse 2010, Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux A.C., France: Beautifully balanced and elegant with great finesse in this Bordeaux red wine blend of Cabernet and Merlot grapes. Smoky with fleshy black fruit. Great for this price. Pair with rare filet mignon. Racy mouth-watering acidity. Great cellar candidate as well. Drink: 2014 - 2020 418194 13% XD 750 mL $31.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Elegant with great concentration and a high price tag. Is it worth it? Only you can decide. Aromas of black fruit and toasty oak. Complex. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb Bolognese, grilled New York strip loin, barbecued ribs in sauce, hard cheese, braised pork shanks. Drink: 2015 - 2019 943472 13.9% D 750 mL $98.25 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Two Hands Wines Lily's Garden Shiraz 2012, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Big, black brooding bruiser of a red wine made from the country's iconic Shiraz grape. Doesn't taste hot though, just baked and ripened under a blazing Australian sun. Full-on palate whacker. Pair with T-Rex burgers. Shiraz food pairings: game meats, rare roast beef, spice-braised lamb, cheddar, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2013 - 2019 162213 15.5% XD 750 mL $54.95 Score: 91/100. June 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viña San Pedro 1865 Single Vineyard Syrah 2012, Cachapoal Valley, Chile: This Chilean single vineyard Syrah is rich and full-bodied with layers of fleshy black fruit aromas and flavours. Velvet smooth on the palate with a long satisfying finish. Pair with rack of lamb. Syrah food pairings: game meats, rare roast beef, spice-braised lamb, cheddar, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2014 - 2018 404228 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montes Alpha Carmenère 2012, Colchagua Valley, Chile: Can they do no wrong? Let's not jinx it. This Carmenere (aka Merlot) is incredibly concentrated rich and deep with fleshy black plums that you can dive head first into. Wow. This wine is aged for 12 months n French oak barrels. Another phenomenal wine from Montes ... Carmenère food pairings: wine-braised beef, turkey with heavy sauces, wild boar, bison chili. Drink: 2014 - 2018 143230 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. June 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Napa Angel Aurelio's Selection Montes Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Napa Valley, California, United States: Luscious yet magnificently structured and balanced Californian Cabernet. Voluptuously textured and layered, and richly mouth-filling on the palate. Polished tannins. Long finish. Decant 1-2 hours and pair with filet mignon. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb Bolognese, grilled New York strip loin, barbecued ribs in sauce, hard cheese, braised pork shanks. Drink: 2013 - 2018 255794 15% XD 750 mL $62.95 Score: 94/100. June 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Columbia Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Savoury, meaty with a firm tannic grip: this robust Washington wine needs cellar time then 2 hours decanting to smooth out. It will reward you and the steak you pair with it. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb Bolognese, grilled New York striploin, barbecued ribs in sauce, hard cheese, braised pork shanks. Drink: 2014 - 2018 210260 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. June 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

La Cadierenne Bandol Cuvée Grande Tradition Rosé 2014, Provence A.C., France: Medium to almost full-bodied for rosé. Lovely flavours of summer strawberries and raspberries on the nose of this French rosé. Dry and refreshing. Works as an aperitif or companion to seafood. Finishes with wind-swept lavender and wild herbs. Highly recommended. Rosé food pairings: salmon steaks, green salads with fresh fruit. Drink: 2014 - 2016 119453 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. June 2015. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Rosé 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Full-bodied for rosé, but medium-bodied when you consider the entire spectrum of wine styles. In other words, this BC rosé is packed with flavour, but also refreshing. Delightfully flavourful with aromas of field raspberries and some nutmeg. The most un-boring rosés I've tasted. Pair with halibut. Rosé food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2014 - 2016 275842 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. June 2015. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thirty Bench Wine Makers Small Lot Rosé 2014, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Beautiful Niagara rosé, one of the best I've tasted! Mouth-watering, racy acidity for seafood and roasted chicken. Aromas of tart field strawberries and tiny raspberries. Love it! Rosé food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2014 - 2016 12.4% D 750 mL $22.20 Score: 91/100. June 2015. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Maby La Forcadière Tavel Rosé 2014, Rhône A.C., France: Love this fresh, mouth-watering Tavel rosé with racy, tart field berries and spices. Great aperitif or pair it with planked salmon. Rosé food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2014 - 2016 701318 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 92/100. June 2015. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kim Crawford Pansy! Rose 2014, Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand: A vibrant, almost robust (for rose) wine with terrific refreshment. Aromas of field strawberries and cranberry. Lots of great acidity for food, such as cold chicken sandwiches and cheeses. Rose food pairings: seafood. Drink: 2014 - 2016 650325 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gérard Bertrand Gris Blanc Rosé 2014, Roussillon, France: A pale ballet slipper pink, almost crystalline transparency in the glass. This southern French rosé is made from Grenache Noir and Grenache Gris grapes, thus Gris Blanc (grey-white) are hand-picked in the Roussillon region located in Tautavel between the Mediterranean sea and the Pyrenees mountains. The wine is matured on the fine lees for several weeks before bottling. Lovely mouth-watering acidity for fresh seafood salads. Finishes savoury with dried herbs and garrigue with some light racy cherry on the finish. No wonder rosé wine has overtaken white wine consumption as a category in France. Gerard Bertrand attributes this to women who are not only drinking more wine overall, but who are switching from mixed drinks like Cosmopolitans and martinis to rose, which has just as much flavour but less alcohol (and calories). Rose is also a great cash flow wine for winemakers since it doesn't require oak aging or extra handling and treatment and is bottled soon after the vintage and meant to be consumed young. I liken it to the pasta of the restaurant world: great margins for owners, universally likeable by consumers. Drink: 2014 - 2016 409870 12.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Bollinger France La Grande Année Brut Rosé Champagne 2004, Champagne A.C., France: The 2004 vintage of Bollinger's Brut Rosé La Grande Année is bursting with crisp wild berry notes and toasty richness. There's an attractive core of minerality running through the heart of this much-coveted champagne. This French Rosé both refreshes and titillates the senses. Rosé Champagne food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2014 - 2020 993378 12.5% XD 750 mL $199.95 Score: 93/100. June 2015. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

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. 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, sushi or dishes with fresh herbs. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Thai green curry fish, shellfish, chicken and sage skewers, fresh tomato and basil salad. Drink: 2014 - 2017 974527 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. June 2015. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: White and green melon in this lovely vibrant Niagara Sauvignon Blanc. Love the lime citrus notes, not much grassy action here though lots of mouth-watering acidity for vegetarian dishes and shellfish. Lemon and gooseberry on this zesty, zingy white wine. Medium-bodied and refreshing. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: vegetarian dishes, shellfish. Drink: 2013 - 2016 89011 13% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. June 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

13th Street Winery White Palette 2012, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Pretty, floral, aromatic, crisp and clean Niagara white wine. Spring rain on apple blossom with lime zest shavings. This medium-bodied white wine is a blend of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay Musqué grapes. Pair with mild curries and spices or enjoy as an aperitif. Food pairings: seafood. Drink: 2013 - 2016 207340 12% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. June 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pascal Bouchard Montmains Vieilles Vignes Chablis 2012, Burgundy A.C., France: Fresh and crisp Burgundian premier cru white wine, with zesty lime and white grapefruit aromas. Very inviting Old World unoaked Chardonnay from northern Burgundy. The vines on this 33 hectare estate in Chablis were planted in 1971. Pair with butter-dipped scallops or garlic shrimp. Food pairings: seafood. Drink: 2013 - 2018 374181 12.5% XD 750 mL $38.95 Score: 91/100. June 2015. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Liberty School Chardonnay 2013, Central Coast, California, United States: Lusciously big pineapple and tropical fruit notes on the nose of this Californian white wine, with a round, viscous mouth-filling texture and a toasty vanilla-caramel finish. Great price for big Californian Chardonnay. Pair with roast chicken or pasta in a cream sauce. Chardonnay food pairings: pasta, hodge podge, lobster with mayonnaise, honey-garlic chicken, pork. Drink: 2014 - 2017 960120 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Casas del Bosque Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Casablanca Valley, Chile: Gooseberry, passionfruit and guava on the nose and palate with lots of juicy acidity on the palate. Fresh at a great price. Pair with seafood and shellfish and be happy. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Thai green curry fish, shellfish, chicken and sage skewers, fresh tomato and basil salad. Drink: 2014 - 2016 974717 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Crema Chardonnay 2013, Monterey, California, United States: A buttery, oaky Californian Chardonnay that has balancing acidity and some apple notes. Full-bodied and smooth. Pair with roasted chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: beef bourguignon, lobster in butter sauce, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, toasted ravioli served with Alfredo sauce. Drink: 2013 - 2017 158683 13.5% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castle Rock Chardonnay 2013, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: A smoky Columbia Valley Chardonnay with loads of toasty oak and campfire aromas. Some apple notes underneath. Full-bodied. For lovers of oaky Chardonnays. Pair with grilled chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, beef bourguignon, toasted ravioli served with Alfredo sauce, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2013 - 2017 414193 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Les Jamelles Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Pays D'oc, Midi I.G.P., France: Crisp and fresh: this southern French Sauvignon Blanc over-delivers well above its price point. Pure freshness, herbal with a bright lime citrus lift. Mouth-watering and juicy for seafood, salads and shellfish. Wow, great party wine. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Thai green curry fish, shellfish, chicken and sage skewers, fresh tomato and basil salad. Drink: 2014 - 2016 465146 12.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. June 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flor De Vetus Verdejo 2013, Rueda D.O., Spain: Bone-dry and refreshing Spanish white wine with bright lemon notes. Medium-bodied with lots of mouth-watering acidity. Great aperitif or companion to shellfish. Good price. Pair with pan fried seafood or vegetarian dishes. Verdejo food pairings: shellfish, salads. Drink: 2013 - 2016 320259 12.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. June 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Colomé Torrontés 2013, Calchaquí Valley, Salta, Mendoza, Argentina: Floral, spicy and exotic Argentine white wine, with medium body, and a great price. Made from the aromatic Torrontes grape, this wine finishes with peach blossom and nectarine. A perfect wine to pair with Asian or Thai cuisine. Lemon Pledge on the finish. Torrontés food pairings: spicy dishes and curries, salads, seafood, shellfish, vegetarian dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2016 357913 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. June 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bestheim Classic Gewurztraminer 2013, Alsace A.C., France: This off-dry Alsatian Gewurztraminer offers lovely notes of apricot preserves and honeydew and apple blossom. Some baking spice on the finish. Pair with cheeses and fruit-based desserts. Gewurztraminer food pairings: lighter-flavoured sea-food dishes, Asian dishes, pork tenderloin, curried rice, Panko-crusted chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2019 656801 13% M 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. June 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: Very pleasant South African Chenin Blanc with lots of body and character. Notes of white peach, golden apple and smoke. Chenin Blanc food pairings: white fleshed fish, Greek salad, game, grilled pork, salmon tartare served on homemade crisps. Drink: 2014 - 2018 231282 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. June 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dog Point Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: A zesty, acidic New Zealand sauvignon blanc with notes of grapefruit, lime and grass. Pair with fresh seafood. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Thai green curry fish, shellfish, chicken and sage skewers, fresh tomato and basil salad. Drink: 2012 - 2017 446335 14% D 750 mL $44.95 Score: 89/100. June 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sperling Vineyards Gewurztraminer 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Mild lovely lilies and white florals with rosewater, lychee and baking spice on the nose. Love this. More. Medium-bodied, mouth-watering. Bring me Asian, spicy, curry, and I'll meet you more than half way with this wine. Gewurztraminer food pairings: lighter-flavoured sea-food dishes, Asian dishes, pork tenderloin, curried rice, Panko-crusted chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2018 242958 12.4% D 750 mL $28.95 Score: 91/100. June 2015. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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