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Vintages Release August 22, 2015

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Dessert Wine

Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett 2012, Mosel Qualitätswein, Germany: A luscious and mouth-filling dessert wine that's not cloyingly sweet. Aromas of apricot preserves. Pair with fruit flan or cobbler. Riesling Kabinett food pairings: hazelnuts, fruit salad, ice cream with fudge sauce, Christmas cake. Drink: 2013 - 2020 5843 9.5% MS 750 mL $28.95 Score: 91/100. August 2015. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Reichsrat von Buhl Armand Riesling Kabinett 2012, Pfalz Prädikatswein, Germany: This gorgeous medium sweet German white wine is made from Riesling grapes. Beautiful aromas of clementine, baked apple, peach and pear. Balancing acidity is just right. Pair with medium curries and spices. Riesling Kabinett food pairings: fresh field berries in cream, fruit-based desserts, pastries, chocolate cake. Drink: 2013 - 2020 60905 9% MS 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. August 2015. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cockburn's Special Reserve Port, Douro D.O.P., Portugal: Mind-blowing for the price. This gorgeous Portuguese dessert wine offers aromas and flavours of blackberry pie and dark spices. Pair with chocolate cake and happiness. Port food pairings: spice cake, crème brûlée, fruit-based desserts, pastries, fresh field berries in cream. Drink: 2015 - 2020 63180 20% S 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. August 2015. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 2013, Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada: This lovely honeysuckle, apple blossom pleasure is never cloyingly sweet. It's also just slightly effervescent, enough spritz to make it refreshing and give a zip to your palate. It's a lovely pairing for the Canadian Feta Apetina, which can be crumbled by hand and is divine with virgin olive oil and some herbs. Benjamin Bridge finishes with pretty floral notes and white peaches basking in Annapolis Valley sunshine. Perfect as an after-dinner drink on its own when you don't want anything heavy, or pair it with a fruit-based dessert like fresh peaches and cream. Food pairings: fruit dishes, sushi, Asian salad. Drink: 2013 - 2017 256289 6.5% S 750 mL $25.95 Score: 92/100. August 2015. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Henry of Pelham Winery Estate Cabernet Merlot 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada: A savoury and delicious Niagara red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes with rich aromas of fleshy black fruit and cedar brush. The 2010 vintage was a strong one and it shows in the glass. Polished tannins. Pair with grilled meats. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: beef, pork or lamb roast with grilled vegetables. Drink: 2012 - 2017 395855 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Ferme Du Mont Le Ponnant 2011, Côtes Du Rhône-Villages A.C., France: Winemaker Stéphane Vedeau lovingly brings forward luscious fruit flavours that Syrah adds to this red wine blend from the Rhone Valley. Full-bodied and smooth yet it has terrific heft and concentration. Savoury with satisfying aromas and flavours of black cherry and cedar forest floor. Decant for 1 hour for maximum pleasure. This is a tremendous value for wine of this quality: perfect for parties and potluck gatherings. Attractive notes of black raspberry, violets and wild brush on the finish. Food pairings: beef. Drink: 2013 - 2018 171371 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. August 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castello Di Gabbiano Bellezza Chianti Classico 2011, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Full-bodied and supple with incredible concentration, depth and complexity. Elegantly balanced with a long finish. Notes of sun-dried tomatoes, dark tart cherry and earth. Just enough acidity to handle dishes with tomato sauce. Drink: 2013 - 2019 158229 13.5% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 92/100. August 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Two Hands Wines Brave Faces Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2012, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: Full-bodied, rich and complex with fleshy ripe cassis and wild blackberry aromas on the nose and palate of this robust Australian red wine blend Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro (aka Mourvèdre) also known as a GSM blend. A black plum, smoky finish. Nicely done! Pair with grilled meats. Grenache Shiraz Mataro food pairings: baked ham, veal chops, herbed pork tenderloin. Drink: 2015 - 2019 660035 14.8% D 750 mL $24.25 Score: 92/100. August 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mocali Brunello Di Montalcino 2009, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A juicy and delicious Italian red wine with generous ripe cherry fruit, smoke and spice aromas. A full-bodied and wonderful wine that's intensely concentrated and focused (on your pleasure). Decant 1-2 hours. Try it with prime rib tonight. Aromatic and vibrant with notes of dark berries and violets. Robust yet supple. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: grilled steak, roast leg of lamb, hard cheese, veal piccata. Drink: 2015 - 2022 64956 13.9% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 93/100. August 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Turkey Flat Butchers Block Shiraz Grenache Mourvèdre 2012, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: Smoky and toasty from lavish oak aging. This full-bodied and delicious Australian red wine blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvèdre (GSM). Aromas of fleshy black plum and berry. Round and smooth and mouth-filling. Portions of these grapes grow on some of the Barossa Valley's oldest vines. Pair with a pepper steak. Shiraz Grenache Mourvèdre food pairings: grilled red meats. Drink: 2015 - 2019 90241 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marchesi di Barolo Ruvei Barbera D'alba 2013, Piedmont D.O.C., Italy: Vibrant and fruity with tart cherry aromas and flavours. Almost full-bodied, smooth with lots of acidity. Perfect for a tangy tomato sauce and pasta. Barbera D'alba food pairings: pork chops grilled. Drink: 2015 - 2018 168203 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lornano Le Bandite Riserva Chianti Classico 2009, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Ultra dry and acidic but balanced. Firm grip on the palate with tannins yet tasty. Smoke and campfire swirl around dark red dried fruit. Finishes with smoke and earth. Pair with a tangy tomato sauce. Chianti Classico food pairings: breaded veal cutlets, stuffed turkey roasted, meat lovers pizza, cobb salad. Drink: 2015 - 2018 230672 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viña Maipo Gran Devoción Carmenère Syrah 2012, Maule Valley, Chile: A full-bodied Chilean red wine with typical aromas of black fruit, herbs and spice. This is a red wine blend of Carmenere and Syrah grapes. Pair with meat lovers' pizza. Drink: 2014 - 2018 274100 14.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. August 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Durieu Lucile Avril 2012, Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Rhône A.C., France: Wow, this Rhone red is both robust and elegant. So supple, it feels like liquid velvet on the tongue. Richly concentrated with fleshy black fruit and some smoke. Superb craftsmanship. Drink: 2015 - 2022 295147 15% XD 750 mL $47.95 Score: 92/100. August 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Charles Smith Boom Boom! Syrah 2013, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Full-bodied with loads of oak, smoke and tannin. Black charred fruit on the palate and finish. Syrah food pairings: rare roast beef, spice-braised lamb, cheddar, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2015 - 2017 301499 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 86/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Delaforce Touriga Nacional 2013, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: A full-bodied, tannic Portuguese red wine with mocha and toasty oak on the nose. Black plum and raspberry with dark spices on the mid-palate and finish. Long finish on this D.O.C. wine. There's been a revolution in dry red wines from Portugal: try this one and you'll know what I'm talking about. This particular wine hails from a well-known producer of port, the fortified dessert wine. The Touriga Nacional grape offers signature black fruit aromas and richness. Loaded with toasty oak and tarry black fruit with a bitter bite on the finish. Decant 2 hours. This wine made from 100% Touriga Nacional grapes was matured for 12 months in oak casks. Great with game meats. Touriga Nacional food pairings: pizza. Drink: 2015 - 2018 324517 14% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 87/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Vincens Origine 2012, Cahors A.C., France: A full-bodied southern French red wine from the region of Cahors, with mocha-dark chocolate aromas from oak aging, and fleshy black fruit. Great for pizza. Finishes with dark spices. Pair with meat lovers' pizza tonight. This robust Cahors red wine almost has some leanings toward Californian Zinfandel, but still is dark and smoky in a Cahors sort of way. Densely tannic and brooding: decant for 2 hours. Concentrated, powerful and highly extracted in flavour and colour. Food pairings: pizza (cheese), veal, beef, chicken herb-rubbed roast, hearty soups. Drink: 2015 - 2019 343400 14.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir 2013, Monterey, California, United States: Stunning Californian Pinot with the richness and depth that's rarely paralleled i this state. The cool-climate of Monterey is definitely an influence here. Fleshy wild berry notes, some spice. Pair with many chicken and seafood dishes. Pinot Noir food pairings: prime rib, roast quail, stuffed chicken, venison burgers. Drink: 2014 - 2018 367896 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. August 2015. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Winery Onyx 2010, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Deep, rich and savoury with aromas and flavours of fleshy black fruit and smoke. Round and smooth. Pair with game meats. Drink: 2014 - 2018 372433 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dominio Del Plata Nosotros Malbec 2009, Mendoza, Argentina: An intensely concentrated Argentine red wine with aromas of fleshy ripe black cherry, blackberry and cassis. Finishes with spice notes. Pair with roast beef. Malbec food pairings: cheese pizza, hamburger, roasted veal, duck breast. Drink: 2011 - 2018 393025 14.5% XD 750 mL $100.00 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château La Bienfaisance 2010, Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France: A robust French red wine with notes of tarry black fruit and lots of toasty oak. Pair with a rare steak. The 2010 vintage of this Grand Cru Bordeaux wine from St.- Émilion leads with Merlot and Cabernet in the blend. Dense and concentrated. Give it some cellar time then decant 1-2 hours and pair with a hearty meat dish. Food pairings: sirloin steak. Drink: 2016 - 2020 403451 14% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J & J Vineyards Rivers Lane Reserve Shiraz 2011, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Savoury and juicy with big black concentrated dark fruit flavours, smoke, tar and oak. Pair with grilled meats. Shiraz food pairings: lamb cutlets, hamburgers, espresso and cocoa-rubbed flank steak, cheese. Drink: 2014 - 2018 412197 14% XD 750 mL $33.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Scriani Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2010, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: Full-bodied and savoury with attractive with juicy black cherry and plum notes and some dark chocolate. Not as heavy as a typical Amarone but juicy and delicious and certainly full-bodied. Pair with prime rib. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: polenta dishes, pasta with a tomato sauce, roasted venison, beef daube, leg of lamb. Drink: 2015 - 2019 413989 16% XD 750 mL $47.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Madison's Ranch Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Napa Valley, California, United States: Lots of coffee, mocha, dark chocolate and espresso on the nose and palate of this Californian red wine from generous oak aging. The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for this wine are grown in Napa Valley. Pair with a coffee-rubbed steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: rosemary lamb, barbecued ribs in sauce, strong cheeses, Margherita pizza. Drink: 2014 - 2018 414102 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 88/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Herdade Do Rocim 2011, Vinho Regional Alentejano, Portugal: A savoury, dry, herbed Spanish red wine with aromas of black fruit, smoke and spice. Firm, grippy tannins. Decant 2 hours. Perfect for lamb with rosemary. Drink: 2013 - 2019 423574 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine De Rochebin Vieilles Vignes Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2013, Burgundy A.C., France: Lots of tart acidity on the palate of this medium-bodied, smooth Burgundian red wine made from Pinot Noir grapes. Aromas of sour cherry and some spice. Pair with seared tuna. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal medallions, venison burgers, roasted pork loin, planked salmon. Drink: 2014 - 2017 424275 12.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 88/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ironstone Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Lodi, California, United States: This full-bodied red wine is classic California Cabernet at a great price! Balanced and tasty with lovely dark fruit and just enough oak. Enticing aromas of cassis, blackberry and vanilla smoke. Supple, smooth and full-bodied. Mocha and dark chocolate on the finish. Perfect for a juicy steak this evening. Pair with a rare steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: barbecued chicken, spare ribs in a sweet-and smoky sauce, pork, hodge podge, salad. Drink: 2015 - 2018 537597 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec 2012, Luján De Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina: Big, brooding and purple: looking for a fight with any wimpy food. Pair with big burgers and rare steaks. Juicy black fruit, smoke, oak and toast. Malbec food pairings: chicken herb-rubbed roast, meatloaf, breaded veal cutlets, spicy sausage. Drink: 2013 - 2017 588731 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Red Label Zinfandel 2013, California, United States: Juicy with mouth-watering flavours of black plums, blueberries and blackberries. Yes, this is from the producer of Dracula and other movies, but it delivers much more than a box office hit. Full-bodied, plush, smooth and delicious. Some vanilla spice, anise and blackberry roll off the finish. Try it with game dishes. Full-bodied Californian Zinfandel with hickory smoke and savoury herbs, plush black plums. Black raspberry on the finish. Lot of jammy flavours and pepper. Zinfandel food pairings: grilled meats, burgers, steak-and-black-bean fajitas. Drink: 2015 - 2018 939743 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cantina Del Pino Barbaresco 2010, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: A mature brick colour in the glass gives way to subtle mature aromas of tanned old leather, dried herbs and spices. Not fruity, but dusty and earthy. Good acidity and balance. Needs juicy meats like lamb or rare steak. Barbaresco food pairings: hamburgers, roasted pork loin, grilled cheese sandwich, cannelloni. Drink: 2012 - 2017 922880 14% XD 750 mL $37.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wakefield Shiraz 2014, Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia: Solid and full-bodied with big black fruit aromas. This terrific Australian Shiraz is tarry, spicy and peppery on the palate and finish. Pair with hamburgers. Shiraz food pairings: hamburgers, pizza, black bean soup, cheese, beef. Drink: 2015 - 2018 943787 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Beaurevoir Tavel Rosé 2014, Rhône A.C., France: This lovely southern French rosé is produced by the venerable Rhone Valley winery M. Chapoutier. Invigorating and refreshing with lively aromas of fresh wild strawberries and field berries. Bone-dry. Pair with field greens. Rosé food pairings: pasta primavera, grilled veggies, salmon steak, fresh fruit. Drink: 2014 - 2016 991331 12% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Perrin & Fils Réserve Rosé 2014, Côtes Du Rhône A.C., France: Fragrant and pretty nose with aromas of wild field berries and flowers. On the palate, medium-bodied, dry and refreshing. Very balanced and clean. The producers of this dry French rosé also make the famous Rhone red wine Chateau de Beaucastel. Serve with fresh seafood. Rosé food pairings: fresh fruit, veggies. Drink: 2015 - 2016 719062 13% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. August 2015. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Cathedral Cellar Brut Méthode Cap Classique Kwv Sparkling White 2010, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: A pleasant, remarkably well-priced bubbly with toasty peach fruit goodness. Great for parties. This W.O. sparkling wine offers great refreshment with a lemon crisp finish. Made by KWV using the Méthode Cap Classique. Try it with shellfish. The 2010 vintage for this sparkling wine is made mostly from chardonnay grapes and then the wine was matured for two years on its lees, imparting a creamy, rich texture. Excellent price. This South African sparkling wine uses the Méthode Cap Classique and is bone-dry (brut). Food pairings: cheese, poultry, pasta with cheese-based sauce, seafood , snack foods. Drink: 2013 - 2016 296426 13.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. August 2015. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Joseph Cattin Rosé Crémant D'alsace, Alsace A.C., France: A refreshing, come-alive Crémant with great displays of white pear and green apple crispness. This is an amazing price for this sparkling wine. Great aperitif. This vibrant sparkling rosé wine is made from all Pinot Noir grapes which lends it a lovely salmon hue as well as notes of field raspberries. Dry and refreshing. Pair with shellfish. Rosé Crémant D'alsace food pairings: shellfish. Drink: 2015 - 2016 264572 12% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Domaine Wardy Clos Blanc 2012, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon: A pleasant Lebanese white wine blend from the country's best wine region, the Bekka Valley. Aromas of white florals and smoke. medium-bodied and mouth-filling. Drink: 2013 - 2017 26435 13% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. August 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Buena Vista Chardonnay 2013, Carneros, Sonoma County, California, United States: Buttery, round, balanced and amazing for the price! This full-bodied, classic Californian Chardonnay features aromas of green apple and butterscotch yet it's not heavy. Jean-Charles Boisset, of the famous French winemaking family (and married to Gina Gallo), now guides operations. Pair with roasted chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: lobster in butter sauce, beef bourguignon, breads, cheese, poultry. Drink: 2015 - 2018 67405 14.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 92/100. August 2015. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lenz Moser Prestige Grüner Veltliner 2013, Niederösterreich Qualitätswein, Austria: A zesty, vibrant Austrian white wine made from Gruner Veltliner grapes, the country's icons white wine varietal. Aromas and flavours of lime and white grapefruit. Clean and crisp with no oak. Pair with fresh seafood and shellfish. Grüner Veltliner food pairings: lentil soup, smoked salmon, boiled ham, salads, vegetarian dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2016 71233 12.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. August 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Man Vintners Free-Run Steen Chenin Blanc 2014, Coastal Region W.O., South Africa: Vibrant South African white wine made from the country's aromatic and iconic Chenin Blanc grape. This wine has lime energy and lift. Some green apple through the mid-palate with some white melon on a long finish. Amazing for the price point! Pair with fresh seafood. Chenin Blanc food pairings: pizza, white fleshed fish, mild sausage, Greek salad, game. Drink: 2015 - 2018 126847 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay 2013, Napa Valley, California, United States: Rich and balanced and full-bodied Californian Chardonnay with attractive aromas of butterscotch, baking spice and Asian pear. Pair with grilled chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: beef stew, egg dishes, pan-fried cod, pasta in a Alfredo sauce. Drink: 2014 - 2018 136382 13.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hunawihr Kuhlmann-Platz Gewurztraminer 2013, Alsace A.C., France: Beautifully made (and consumed!) Bursting with aromas of exotic rose petal, lychee and baking spices. Medium sweet but balanced with lots of acidity. Perfect with curries, Asian dishes and a get-you-out-of-your-rut aperitif. Finishes with rosewater notes. Pair with medium curries and spicy dishes. Gewurztraminer food pairings: mildly spiced Thai, Indian cuisine, curries, Asian dishes. Drink: 2015 - 2018 169474 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

S. Cristina Massoni Lugana 2014, Lombardy D.O.C., Italy: Fresh and crisp without heavy oak. Great chilled aperitif or pair with shellfish. Drink: 2014 - 2017 200097 12.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gray Monk Pinot Blanc 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Honeysuckle and apple blossom on the nose of this ultra lovely white wine from one of BC's best producers. Crisp and mouth-watering yet there's a touch of balancing natural fruit sweetness, like white apricot. The grapes for this BC white wine are grown on the sun-drenched vineyards above Lake Okanagan just north of Kelowna. Crisp, clean and vibrant with attractive white peach notes. Perfect for dishes with a light glaze or chutney. Pinot Blanc food pairings: salmon rice bowl with ginger-lime sauce, veal cutlets. Drink: 2015 - 2018 321612 13.3% M 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. August 2015. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Winery Four Feathers 2014, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely, medium-bodied Niagara white wine blend of Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Floral, aromatic and off-dry, this is a terrific aperitif or companion to fresh seafood. Finishes with apple blossom. Pair with medium curries and spices as well. Great price. Food pairings: spicy Asian dishes. Drink: 2014 - 2017 341586 12% M 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. August 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paco & Lola Albariño 2013, Rías Baixas D.O., Spain: Clean, crisp and zesty Spanish white wine made from the country's iconic white varietal Albariño. The grapes are estate grown and bottled. Aromas of lime zest and lemon sunshine. Lots of acidity but not overwhelming, especially when you pair this bone-dry wine with food. Perfect for all types of seafood dishes. Albariño food pairings: linguine with crab meat, falafel, grilled veggies, hearty soups and stews. Drink: 2013 - 2017 350041 12.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. August 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beringer Luminus Chardonnay 2013, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, California, United States: A gorgeous Californian Chardonnay with classic aromas of butterscotch, green apple and toast. Full-bodied and layered. Pair with grilled chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: toasted ravioli served with Alfredo sauce, pork tenderloin, crab cakes, gougère. Drink: 2014 - 2018 395699 14.3% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. August 2015. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poggiobello Pinot Grigio 2013, Colli Orientali Del Friuli D.O.C., Italy: Clean, crisp and refreshing Italian white wine made from Pinot Grigio grapes, one of the fastest growing white wines in the liquor store. Notes of lime and white melon. Serve as a chilled aperitif or companion to seafood. Pinot Grigio food pairings: pasta with cream sauce, grilled chicken breast, summer salads, pork burgers. Drink: 2013 - 2017 412734 13% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. August 2015. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Willow Bridge Estate Dragonfly Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2014, Geographe, Western Australia, Australia: Lemon zest and smoke -- so seductive. Amazing price. Zesty with mouth-watering juiciness for seafood and smoked fish. Oh yeah. Drink: 2014 - 2017 418368 12.3% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 93/100. August 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

De Wetshof Limestone Hill Unwooded Chardonnay 2014, Robertson W.O., South Africa: Buttery and rich yet perfectly balanced with acidity for real internal vibrancy. Love it. Wow. Chardonnay food pairings: steamed lobster with melted butter, roast chicken stuffed with spinach and pepper jack, pasta in an Alfredo sauce, grilled seafood. Drink: 2014 - 2017 419622 14% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Grace Lane Terlato Family Vineyards Riesling 2013, Yakima Valley, Washington, United States: Gorgeous petrol and white peach vibrancy -- I adore this style of Riesling. Very much like benchmark German Riesling but with the signature of Washington's Yakim Valley. Racy acidity for shellfish and seafood. Stunningly great price. Riesling food pairings: Thai seafood noodle salad, feta cheese, baby greens salad, duck liver pate. Drink: 2013 - 2017 420737 11.5% M 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vineland Estates Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Grassy, herbal, nettle and gooseberry: very much in the style of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Good acidic attack on entry. Needs food like spinach quiche. Drink: 2013 - 2016 551168 12% XD 750 mL $12.75 Score: 88/100. August 2015. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Young Chardonnay 2012, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Classic, rich and round California Chardonnay with hazelnut and fleshy ripe peach aromas. Pair with roasted chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled fish, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, lobster in butter sauce, beef bourguignon, pasta with tomato sauce. Drink: 2015 - 2018 670430 14.7% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. August 2015. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pascal Jolivet Attitude Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Val De Loire I.G.P., France: Lovely nettle, gooseberry and lime zest on the nose and palate of the zesty French white wine made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Very modern style and polished. Lots of acidity on the palate. Pair with fresh seafood. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: pan-fried freshwater fish, garden salad, chicken bites, Thai shrimp. Drink: 2014 - 2017 971887 12.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Southbrook Vineyards Triomphe Chardonnay 2013, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A delightfully flavourful organic white wine from Niagara made from the classic Chardonnay grape. Lots of toasted nutty goodness on the nose from oak aging that opens up to fresh peach and pear on the palate. Pair with roasted chicken or turkey. Drink: 2013 - 2017 172338 13% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. August 2015. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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