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Vintages Release August 8, 2015

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Dessert Wine

Wegeler Sweet Riesling 2012, Gutswein, Mosel V.D.P., Germany: A lovely German dessert wine made from the classic Riesling grape by one of the country's most-respected producers and vineyards. Aromas of fleshy ripe pear, pear and apricot with some racy acidity through the core. Pair with fruit flans and cobblers. Riesling food pairings: spice cake, crème brûlée, fruit-based desserts, pastries, fresh field berries in cream. 409672 9.5% MS 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fonseca Porto Siroco Extra Dry White Port, D.O.P., Portugal: White port is a Portuguese wine worth trying when you can, like one from the respected producer Fonseca. It's fortified like other styles of port but is an amber colour, which is as white as port gets, and is completely dry, unlike other styles that are sweet. Aromas of toasted almond and lime with a terrific finish. Drink: 2014 - 2018 422634 20% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. August 2015. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Manuel Delgado Zuleta, Manzanilla Sanlúcar De Barrameda D.O., Spain: A dry, slightly nutty (almond slivers) delicate sherry that would be best enjoyed at the beginning of the meal with cheeses or nuts than the end as it will not pair with sweet desserts. Drink: 2014 - 2018 419960 15% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Cosme Palacio Reserva 2009, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A balanced and attractive Spanish red wine with some dark fruit. Pleasant and easy-drinking. Pair with grilled lamb. Drink: 2014 - 2017 14662 14% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 87/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Inniskillin Niagara Estate Reserve Shiraz Cabernet 2012, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Rich and succulent with layers of blackcurrant and cedar forest aromas and flavours in this Niagara blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Lots of mocha and coffee-espresso notes from lavish oak aging. Very satisfying and rich with a long finish with blackberry and some smoke. Pair with prime rib. Shiraz Cabernet food pairings: roast beef with peppercorn gravy. Drink: 2015 - 2018 225482 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pascal Aufranc Vignes De 1939 Chénas 2013, Beaujolais A.C., France: Juicy fruit in this lively French red wine made from Gamay grapes. Notes of strawberry-raspberry jam but light-bodied. Lots of flavour with heft with some herbal notes on the finish. Lovely, fresh, aromatic and fragrant. The vines are 74 years old. Pair with planked salmon. Food pairings: mild cheese, barbecued chicken. Drink: 2015 - 2017 329987 12.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. August 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viewpointe Cabernet Franc 2008, Lake Erie, North Shore, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Intriguing old leather and dried herb aromas and flavours like industry mature Rioja on this Ontario red wine from Essex. Lots of acidity. Pair with lamb and rosemary. Cabernet Franc food pairings: Brazilian slow-cooked pork, roast turkey, beef and black bean stew, shepherd's pie. Drink: 2014 - 2017 359299 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cline Cellars Ancient Vines Carignane 2013, Contra Costa County, Central Coast, California, United States: Lots of mocha and dark chocolate on the nose and palate of this full-bodied Californian red wine from generous oak aging. Full-bodied, juicy and succulent. Carignane food pairings: stuffed beef braciole, venison stew, sharp aged cheddar. Drink: 2014 - 2018 32177 15% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zig Zag Zin Zinfandel 2012, Mendocino County, California, United States: Here's a classic Californian Zinfandel: big, juicy and full of good-natured black and purple plums with a splash of blueberries. It rolls around in your mouth, and welcomes a host of dishes to roll with it, from hamburgers to pizza. Mouth-watering flavours of fleshy brambleberry that carry through on the finish. Supple with black pepper notes. Zinfandel food pairings: gourmet sausages, grilled Portobello mushrooms, meat sauce pasta, aged cheddar. Drink: 2015 - 2018 39982 14.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ortas La Domelière Rasteau 2013, Rhône A.C., France: Produced by Cave de Rasteau, this rich, concentrated southern French red wine offers aromas and flavours of black cherry liqueur and dark spices. Pair with hearty meat dishes, especially grilled hamburgers. Drink: 2014 - 2018 222927 14.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. August 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Chantelys 2010, Médoc, Bordeaux A.C., France: Cedary and rustic, with surprisingly polished tannins for the 2010 vintage. Drinking well now, though it will benefit from 1 hour decanting. Pair with grilled pork chops. Drink: 2015 - 2019 421214 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Spicy, dark and rich BC Pinot Noir with a high level of alcohol at 14.5% that's detectable on the palate in terms of heat. Layered and full-bodied with a long finish. Pair with game meats. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal chops, grilled duck sausages, pork tenderloin, barbecued lamb sirloin, grilled carrot mash and spring greens purée. Drink: 2015 - 2019 556613 14.5% XD 750 mL $40.95 Score: 89/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Adelsheim Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: A vibrant and exotic Oregon Pinot Noir, with notes of tart cherries and black plums, and terrific mouth-watering acidity for a wide range of dishes from planked salmon to roast turkey. A long finish with rose petal, spice and berry fruits. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled salmon, duck breast, stuffed veal tenderloin, goat cheese, grilled vegetables. Drink: 2015 - 2019 683821 13% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 89/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barba Vignafranca Montepulciano D'abruzzo 2012, Abruzzo D.O.C., Italy: This vibrant Italian red wine is some kind of wonderful! Savory and juicy with mocha and dark red fruit that moves to a spice box note on the palate, and finishes with black pepper. Smooth and full-bodied and ready for any Italian dish or many others. Love this style: gets you out of your red wine rut, and you know, you should. The 2012 vintage of the Montepulciano Vignafranca will delight many palates. Pair with roasted red meats. Montepulciano D'abruzzo food pairings: Italian dishes, cannelloni, chicken with olives. Drink: 2015 - 2018 203984 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Columbia Crest Winery Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Mocha and dark chocolate almost like a coffee Pinotage from South Africa in a great way. Full-bodied and smooth and tasty layers. Pair with Mexican mole. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pepper steak, beef empanadas, chicken cacciatore, venison burgers, hard cheese. Drink: 2014 - 2017 460154 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

San Felice Chianti Classico 2011, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A moderately priced, pleasant Chianti for Italian fare. Very attractive smoke and toasty oak on the nose, almost like Bordeaux. Black cherry, spice aromas, with good acidity in this almost full-bodied red wine. Polished tannins. Pair with grilled meats. Chianti Classico food pairings: bucatini with sausage and peas, roast beef, cheesy pizza, stuffed roasted turkey. Drink: 2015 - 2018 282996 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Giuseppe Campagnola Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2013, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Great price for this tasty Italian red wine with spice-black fruit aromas. It's full-bodied, supple, and smooth wine. A terrific party wine for sure to please many palates, or have a big feed of spaghetti and meatballs, or both. Mocha on the finish. Pair with hard cheeses and boisterous conversations. Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore food pairings: chicken herb-rubbed roast, beef stew with fall vegetables. Drink: 2015 - 2018 313486 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Oatley Vineyards Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Margaret River, West Australia, Australia: This Australian winery is a solid and consistent performer vintage after vintage. This is a nicely balanced cab with classic aromas of blackberry and cassis. Some smoke on the finish. Full-bodied but not heavy. Pair with prime rib. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb Bolognese, grilled New York strip loin, barbecued ribs in sauce, hard cheese, hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2015 - 2018 323741 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Easton Zinfandel 2012, Amador County, California, United States: Juicy purple plum and blueberry aromas on this nose of this vibrant Zinfandel, along with some spice and smoke on the finish. Full-bodied red wine that's so smooth with great intensity of flavour. Deep and concentrated; richly rewarding. Try it with meat lovers' pizza tonight. Zinfandel food pairings: spaghetti Bolognaise, aged cheddar, grilled lamb loin, grilled duck breast, Italian sausage burgers. Drink: 2015 - 2018 328377 14.5% D 750 mL $27.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Maurac 2010, Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux A.C., France: A balanced and elegant Bordeaux red wine blend from an excellent vintage, 2010. This hails from the Right Bank of the Gironde River so it leads with Cabernet Sauvignon but also has Merlot grapes in the blend. Pair with a rare, juicy steak. Drink: 2015 - 2019 365817 14.5% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vivanco 2010, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: This is an attractive, voluptuous Spanish red wine from the heart of the Rioja region. Aromas of dark berries, spice, vanilla smoke and plums. Polished tannins with a good finish. Very balanced. Pair with grilled lamb. Drink: 2014 - 2018 673491 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Perrin & Fils L'andéol Rasteau 2013, Rhône A.C., France: Consistently delicious year after year, this southern French red wine blend offers aromas of cedary, black cherry and pepper spice. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2015 - 2019 976845 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rolf Binder Hales Shiraz 2012, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: Here's a lip-smacking, delicious Australian red wine at a great price! Loaded with aromas of black fruit and dark spice, this shiraz over-delivers and floods the senses. You order the pizza, and I'll pour the wine. So easy-drinking, this wine gets my vote. Well crafted Australia Shiraz. Finishes with licorice and smoke. Shiraz food pairings: hamburgers, pizza, black bean soup, cheese, beef. Drink: 2015 - 2018 54239 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. August 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

M. Chapoutier Collection Bio 2013, Côtes-Du-Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: A superb Rhone red wine from one of the region's best producers. Aromas of dark fruit and spice. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2015 - 2019 421156 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. August 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vicchiomaggio Agostino Petri Riserva Chianti Classico 2010, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: This full-bodied Italian red wine features black fruit aromas. It has a firm grip on the palate so decant 2 hours. Luscious with a towering structure. Ultra food friendly, especially with meat lovers' pizza. Chianti Classico food pairings: bucatini with sausage and peas, roast beef, cheesy pizza, stuffed roasted turkey. Drink: 2015 - 2019 993360 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. August 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paolo Conterno Riva Del Bric Barolo 2010, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: The Barolo Riva del Bric offers a great way to get familiar with this style of robust Italian red wine as it's very well-made. Dark fruit, violets, truffles and smoke. Decant 2 hours. Produced by Viña Marty, the 2010 vintage has a firm grip on the palate and is concentrated in flavour. Very juicy with mouth-watering acidity. Unfiltered. Pair with truffled risotto. Barolo food pairings: roast veal, lamb, hamburgers, aged meats and cheeses, herbed roast beef. Drink: 2015 - 2018 172783 14% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. August 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Benmarco Dominio Del Plata Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Mendoza, Argentina: Classic cassis and blackcurrant aromas in this robust red wine from one of Argentina's best winemakers. Savoury, juicy and full-bodied. Great price! Try it with a hearty meat dish. Mendoza is considered the premium wine region of Argentina, with its backdrop of the Andes Mountains. Although it is better known for Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon is on the rise and is done in a both rich and vibrant red wine style. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pepper steak, beef empanadas, chicken cacciatore, venison burgers, hard cheese. Drink: 2015 - 2019 232637 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 92/100. August 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Columbia Valley, Washington State, United States: Classic Cabernet with blackberry and cassis, mocha-espresso aromas from the oak and very balanced. Full-bodied and smooth. This Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet also includes small amount of Malbec, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot and Syrah in the blend. Pair with a pepper steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb Bolognese, grilled New York strip loin, barbecued ribs in sauce, hard cheese, hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2015 - 2019 269357 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. August 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dei Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2011, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Black and brooding Italian red wine with dark, concentrated depths of black fruit flavour along with some smoke and toasty oak. You'll need a flashlight with this wine and serve it is a gloriously generous and fun-loving pot-bellied glass. This Italian red wine will also age well for a few years. Decant 2 hours and pair with brontosaurus burgers. Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano food pairings: braised pork shoulder in Chianti sauce, slow-roasted lamb shank, hearty beef dishes. Drink: 2015 - 2019 285510 13.5% D 750 mL $27.95 Score: 92/100. August 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château De Treviac Arnaud Sié 2012, Corbières, Midi A.P., France: A luscious, smoky, full-bodied blend of syrah and grenache grapes, at a terrific price. Black pepper and fleshy black plum aromas. Velvet texture. Awesome! The southern French region of Corbières is often underestimated, and yet it's capable of producing blockbuster reds like this one. Usually carignan is part of the blend, but not in this case. Intense and satisfying. Pair with ribeye steak. Food pairings: lamb. Drink: 2015 - 2018 670505 14.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 92/100. August 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir 2011, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: Love this style of Oregonian Pinot Noir! Fleshy ripe raspberries yet not jammy. Dark spices and intrigue and a wonderfully seductive velvet texture. Full-bodied but not heavy. The vines for this wine are planted in the iron-rich red soils of the Dundee Hills in the Willamette Valley, which helps with photosynthesis. Pair this wine with seared tuna. Pinot Noir food pairings: roasted pork loin, veal medallions, lamb in a red wine sauce, beef bourguignon, coq au vin. Drink: 2015 - 2019 748434 12.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 92/100. August 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sbragia Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Sonoma Valley, California, United States: The 2010 vintage of the Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso Vineyard is a towering Californian red wine. The grapes grow on vines planted in red soils in Sonoma. Firm tannic grip. Needs cellar time then decanting of 1-2 hours. Pair with a gloriously rare filet mignon. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pepper steak, beef empanadas, chicken cacciatore, venison burgers, hard cheese. Drink: 2016 - 2021 291054 14% XD 750 mL $79.95 Score: 93/100. August 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir 2012, Dundee Hills, Oregon, United States: One of my favourite Oregonian Pinot Noirs that blends New World vibrancy and energy with Old World finesse and tutored winemaking. Aromas of fleshy and tart cherry, smoke and silky happiness. Pair with long evenings. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal chops, grilled duck sausages, pork tenderloin, barbecued lamb sirloin, grilled carrot mash and spring greens purée. Drink: 2015 - 2020 961284 13.9% XD 750 mL $45.95 Score: 94/100. August 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin Zinfandel 2012, Lodi, California, United States: This classic Californian Zinfandel offers aromas of flavours of wild berries and purple plums. Pair it with hamburgers. Zinfandel food pairings: spaghetti Bolognaise, aged cheddar, grilled lamb loin, grilled duck breast, Italian sausage burgers. 678698 14.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Maison Roche De Bellene Cuvée Réserve Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2012, Burgundy A.C., France: This Nicolas Potel wine is medium-bodied, and smooth: Classic Old World pinot noir that offers aromas and flavours of tart cherries, earth and some herbal notes. Good acidity for food. Awesome price for Burgundy, especially for the quality designation of AC. Finishes with lovely spice and coffee notes. Pair with smoke salmon. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal scaloppini with a mushroom sauce, beef bourguignon, pork tenderloin, mushroom and truffle dishes, coq au vin. Drink: 2014 - 2017 299859 13% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Boutari Naoussa Xinomavro 2012, Macedonia P.D.O., Greece: Full-bodied, smooth and juicy with aromas of dried red fruits. Lots of acidity for a wide range of dishes from lamb with rosemary to pork tenderloin. Earthy and dry. Classic Old World style, not fruit-forward. Some dark spices on the finish makes it ideal for hearty meat dishes. This has the signature of Xinomavro, the leading red grape in modern Greek wines, with cedar and black olive notes. Loads of mouth-watering acidity for lamb. Excellent for the price. The Naoussa gets about 1 year aging in French oak barrels. The Chief Oenologist Yiannis Voyatzis has a deft hand on this wine. Xinomavro food pairings: lamb, pizza, planked salmon, paté. Drink: 2013 - 2017 943695 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pascual Toso Reserve Malbec 2012, Barrancas Vineyards, Mendoza, Argentina: Lovely freshness on the nose of this full-bodied Argentine red wine made from the country's flagship red grape, Malbec. This wine offers generous aromas of wild blackberry, toasty oak and cedar forest. Full-bodied and smooth. Decant 2 hours. Pair with grilled pork chops. Malbec food pairings: chicken herb-rubbed roast, duck breast with celeriac purée, breaded veal cutlets, tagliatelle alla Bolognese, lamb burgers, spicy sausage. Drink: 2012 - 2017 183897 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Napa Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Napa Valley, California, United States: A balanced, elegant Californian Cabernet at a reasonable price. Classic aromas of blackcurrant and cassis. Pair with hamburgers or steak. Mocha and savoury, meaty note with blackcurrant and cassis. Very dry, deep and long. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: smokehouse ribs, spiced steak-and-black-bean burritos. Drink: 2014 - 2018 135145 14% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Tawse Winery Inc. Sketches Of Niagara Rosé 2014, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Orange clementine and a touch of strawberry fleshy ripe on the nose of this Niagara rose. Medium-bodied, good acidity. Pair with fish and chips. Rosé food pairings: soft cheese, grilled salmon steak, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2014 - 2016 172643 12% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. August 2015. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Des Carteresses Tavel Rosé 2014, Cotes Du Rhône A.C., France: Field fresh raspberries greet you on the nose followed by some watermelon and red grapefruit. This is truly liquid refreshment, with a lovely sunset thrown into the glass as extra. This is a wide-ranging and all-embracing rose that will please many people, but especially you. Rosé food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak. Drink: 2014 - 2016 739474 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 92/100. August 2015. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Charles Heidsieck Reserve Rosé Champagne, Champagne A.C., France: A hedonistic and creamy Champagne with zesty, toasty notes from the mid-palate and long finish. Notes of freshly baked bread and toasted almond. Pair with oysters and mussels. Rosé Champagne food pairings: soft cheese, grilled salmon steak, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2014 - 2019 409342 12% XD 750 mL $84.95 Score: 94/100. August 2015. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Bouvet Brut Excellence Crémant De Loire, Loire A.C., France: A toasty, refreshing French sparkling wine that's well priced. Aromas of white pear, melon and pear. Toasty finish. Great value. Pair with fried chicken. Crémant De Loire food pairings: lightly spiced curry dishes, lamb stew, white turkey meat, tacos, seafood. Drink: 2014 - 2017 303636 12.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. August 2015. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Piper-Heidsieck Brut Champagne 2006, Champagne A.C., France: A crisp and refreshing Champagne with noticeable maturity and aromas of toasted nuts and freshly baked bread. Pair with shellfish. Champagne food pairings: lightly spiced curry dishes, lamb stew, white turkey meat, tacos, seafood. Drink: 2013 - 2017 409326 12% XD 750 mL $79.95 Score: 93/100. August 2015. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Moncontour Tête De Cuvée Brut Vouvray, Loire A.C., France: What a bargain for such a crisp, toasty bubbly! Lovely bright green fruit. The French writer Honoré de Balzac featured this winery in his novel, La Femme de Trente Ans. Lovely lemon lift on the finish. Perfect as an aperitif or companion to seafood and great novels. A toasty, nutty French sparkling wine from the Loire Valley. These bubblies are rare finds, and this one represents tremendous value. Clean, crisp finish. Vouvray food pairings: seafood, oysters, fried chicken. Drink: 2014 - 2017 207936 12% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Cave Spring Cellars Estate Bottled Gewürztraminer 2012, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A floral, spiced Gewurztraminer with lots of mouth-filling luscious layers. Concentrated and complex. Pair with curried dishes. Gewürztraminer food pairings: chicken kebabs with lemon. Drink: 2013 - 2017 302059 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Malvirà Roero Arneis 2013, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: A soft, light-bodied white wine with some acidity. Notes of white lime and some melon. Pleasant aperitif. Drink: 2014 - 2017 418814 12.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 87/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Justin Vineyards Vouvray 2014, Loire A.C., France: A soft, light-bodied, lemon-fresh French white wine with some juicy acidity. Ideal for fresh fish dishes. Drink: 2014 - 2016 271940 12% M 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. August 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clos Les Montys Vieilles Vignes Sèvre & Maine Sur Lie Muscadet 2013, Loire A.C., France: A dry, mouth-watering French white wine that would be divine with shellfish such as oysters, clams and mussels. Crisp and clean with bright aromas of lime and white grapefruit and juicy acidity. Great price for such quality. Muscadet food pairings: eggs Benedict, leeks, green pepper, green salad, shellfish. Drink: 2013 - 2017 297911 12% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. August 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Favray Pouilly-Fumé 2014, Loire A.C., France: A light French Sauvignon Blanc with lemon zest and mouth-watering acidity. Pair with field greens and salads. Pouilly-Fumé food pairings: chicken in a garlic, white wine sauce. Drink: 2014 - 2016 323642 12.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rieflé Steinert Pinot Gris 2010, Alsace A.C., France: This Alsatian Grand Crus white wine is made from Pinot Gris grapes. It's soft and light-bodied with some white melon notes. Serve chilled as an aperitif or companion to seafood. Pinot Gris food pairings: pork tenderloin, roast turkey , seafood, pasta with cream sauce, salads. Drink: 2014 - 2018 408229 14.5% M 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Des Côtes Blanches Sancerre 2013, Loire A.C., France: Fresh and crisp French white wine without any heavy oak and buttery notes: lime and lemon freshness. Pair with fresh seafood and shellfish. Drink: 2014 - 2018 409292 12.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J. Lohr Flume Crossing Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County, California, United States: Like grassy, herbal New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with lots of acidity and lime and fresh cut grass. Great for vegetarian dishes. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Thai green curry fish, fresh oysters on the half shell, chicken and sage skewers, fresh tomato and basil salad, pan-fried freshwater fish. Drink: 2013 - 2016 418228 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosewood Estates Winery & Meadery Süssreserve Riesling 2014, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Lovely honeysuckle and apple blossom on the nose and palate of this vibrant, mouth-watering Niagara white wine made from Riesling grapes. Light-bodied but packed with flavour and acidity. Pair with fresh seafood. Riesling food pairings: roast chicken, spicy pasta dishes, shrimp tempura, grilled salmon with lemon sauce, duck liver pate. Drink: 2014 - 2018 258806 9.9% M 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. August 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Wolf Gewürztraminer 2013, Qualitätswein, Pfalz, Germany: A lovely Gewurztraminer that's not over-the-top with the lychee and rosewater aromas, but has them in a subtle and pleasing way. Good spice and acidity for Asian dishes and curries. Amazingly great price, like many wines from this German winery. Gewürztraminer food pairings: lighter-flavoured sea-food dishes, Asian dishes, pork tenderloin, curried rice, Panko-crusted chicken. Drink: 2014 - 2018 409706 11.5% M 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. August 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dirty Laundry Vineyard Say Yes Pinot Gris 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Fun, fresh and vibrant with some attractive bite on the palate. Mouth-watering acidity yields to fresh white peach and pear flavours and crisp, dry finish. Pair with seafood and salads. Pinot Gris food pairings: pork tenderloin, roast turkey , seafood, pasta with cream sauce, salads. Drink: 2014 - 2017 423202 12.6% M 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

L'ecole No. 41 Semillon 2013, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Lemon and beeswax and lanolin on this nose of this complex and intense white wine. Pair with roasted chicken. Semillon food pairings: Roquefort, crab leg salad. Drink: 2014 - 2018 982157 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Acrobat Pinot Gris 2013, Oregon, United States: Juicy and delicious with loads of ripe white peach and pear aromas and flavours. The ultimate summer aperitif or companion to fresh seafood. Lovely, liquid lovely. Pinot Gris food pairings: pork tenderloin, roast turkey , seafood, pasta with cream sauce, salads. Drink: 2014 - 2017 420729 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc 2014, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: This is a great example South African Chenin Blanc with seductive aromas of Asian pear and something I can only describe as black apricot. Oak imparts baked bread and wraps this wine beautifully. Baking spices on the finish of this exotically wonderful wine. Pair with mild curries. Chenin Blanc food pairings: pizza, white fleshed fish, mild sausage, Greek salad, game. Drink: 2014 - 2018 675421 13.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

CedarCreek Estate Winery Riesling 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Love this moth-watering, juicy bring you to your knees white wine made from Riesling grapes. Pair with prayers of thanks. Riesling food pairings: roast chicken, spicy pasta dishes, shrimp tempura, grilled salmon with lemon sauce, duck liver pate. Drink: 2014 - 2020 423269 9.9% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. August 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Yalumba The Y Series Viognier 2014, South Australia, Australia: The 2014 vintage of the Yalumba Viognier delivers again! Terrific notes of lychee, rosewater and baking spices. Pair with Asian dishes. Viognier food pairings: sautéed diver scallops, chicken, pork, mild curries and spices. Drink: 2014 - 2018 470062 14.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. August 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling 2013, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Wet stone after a spring rain plus lemon zest and lime refreshment. Love this zingy Washington state white wine made form classic Riesling grapes. Fantastic value. Pair with fresh Dover sole in melted butter. Riesling food pairings: roast chicken, spicy pasta dishes, shrimp tempura, grilled salmon with lemon sauce, duck liver pate. Drink: 2014 - 2018 685651 11.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. August 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Jacky Marteau Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Loire A.C., France: Absolutely brilliant French white wine, especially for this price point! This Sauvignon Blanc offers vibrant and refreshing notes of both lime citrus and herbal-grassy that makes it an extremely versatile food companion from vegetarian dishes to seafood, shellfish and salads. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Thai green curry fish, fresh oysters on the half shell, chicken and sage skewers, fresh tomato and basil salad, pan-fried freshwater fish. Drink: 2014 - 2016 745349 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 91/100. August 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clos Du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay 2012, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Buttery-rich and mouth-filling with aromas of ripe peach, pear and apple. Perfect for dinner parties. Pair with grilled chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: lobster in butter sauce, beef bourguignon, breads, cheese, poultry. Drink: 2015 - 2018 421941 13.8% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. August 2015. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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