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Vintages Release July 8, 2015

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Red Wine

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Okanagan Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Smoky mocha aromas on this nose of this full-bodied BC red wine from oak aging along with fleshy ripe black fruit. The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for this wine are grown in the winery's Blue Terrace Vineyard. Pair with a juicy steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: robust dishes such as beef Wellington, herbed rack of lamb, or game such as a roasted wild boar with a cherry glaze. Fabulous with strong cheeses like Danish Blue, Gouda or a aged cheddar.. Drink: 2015 - 2020 34694 13.5% D 750 mL $23.50 Score: 88/100. July 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir 2013, Marlborough, New Zealand: Cherry-berry vibrant on the nose and palate of this delightful medium-bodied, smooth New Zealand red wine. This Pinot Noir offers juicy layers of fleshy ripe red fruit and touch of spice. Makes your mouth water. Perfect for seared tuna and planked salmon. Drink: 2013 - 2018 146548 13.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. July 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tawse Winery Inc. Méritage 2011, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: The 2011 was a tough vintage for Niagara, and for this Meritage from Tawse, which has performed better in previous vintages. Perhaps with some cellar time and decanting it will open up, but it smells a little reduced right now. This is a blend of 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Franc grapes, and is aged 18 months in small French oak barrels. Some notes of dark fruit and toasty oak. You can order this wine directly from the winery at www.tawsewinery.ca. Méritage food pairings: rare steaks, beef. Drink: 2015 - 2019 111963 13.5% XD 750 mL $57.95 Score: 87/100. July 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Okanagan Rose 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Love this bright, pretty, floral rose every year! It has a gorgeous orange zest on the finish that's mouth-watering and makes you go back for a top up. Perfect as a chilled aperitif or pair with with fresh lobster or seafood. Rose food pairings: charcuterie and soft cheeses, a Mediterranean inspired paella, or a Moroccan chicken and lemon tagine. Drink: 2015 - 2016 114546 13.5% D 750 mL $17.38 Score: 89/100. July 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Okanagan Chardonnay 2014, Okanagan Valley, Bristish Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A medium-bodied, mouth-watering Chardonnay with fresh aromas of green apple and some toasty smoke from oak aging. Very balanced. Pair with grilled chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: cedar plank grilled wild salmon and fresh arugula salad, or a rich and creamy risotto. Drink: 2015 - 2016 726521 13% D 750 mL $18.25 Score: 87/100. July 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Okanagan Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Okanagan Valley, Bristish Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Love this style of Sauvignon Blanc that's more lemon-citrus than grassy-herbal! Mouth-watering and juicy for vegetarian dishes, seafood, shellfish and salads. Terrific vibrancy and lemon-lime zest on the finish. Very refreshing. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: shellfish, grilled Pacific halibut, or Carmelis soft ripened goat cheese. Drink: 2015 - 2016 34355 13% D 750 mL $17.38 Score: 89/100. July 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Okanagan Unoaked Chardonnay 2014, Okanagan Valley, Bristish Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Clean, apple-fresh nose on this BC white wine that is unoaked. White and green melon and the aroma of a fresh spring rain. Lovely and refreshing and mouth-watering. The Chardonnay grapes for this wine grow in the winery's Sundial Vineyard, Black Sage Bench, and Oliver vineyards. Pair with fresh seafood, shellfish and salads. Chardonnay food pairings: creamy pastas, barbecued lemon wild BC Spot Prawns, or grilled citrus chicken. Drink: 2015 - 2016 726455 12.8% D 750 mL $16.50 Score: 89/100. July 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kacaba Vineyards Reserve Riesling 2014, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Lovely balance, delicacy and mouth-watering juiciness in this vibrant Niagara white wine! Aromas of white peach, wet stone, lime and lemon zest. Terrific, especially for this price. Pair with seafood, salads, vegetarian dishes and shellfish. Riesling food pairings: pork dishes, curry dishes and creamy pasta dishes. Drink: 2015 - 2019 11.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. July 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Inniskillin Niagara Estate Reserve Series Pinot Gris 2013, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Zesty lemon and lime vibrancy with a crisp, clean finish. Medium-bodied. Some white peach on the mid-palate. Pinot Gris food pairings: BBQ soya salmon, chicken in shallot and mushroom sauce, pastas in cream-based sauces. Drink: 2013 - 2016 177766 13% MD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. July 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jackson-Triggs Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A light, almost bland white wine like the taste of the colour beige or some other non-committed wall paint tone. Innocuous and mouth-watering from the acidity in this Niagara Sauvignon Balnc. Pair with sitcom re-runs. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: steamed crab, grilled fish, shrimp or chicken, light pasta dishes or risotto. Drink: 2013 - 2015 618413 12.3% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 85/100. July 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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