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Vintages Release April 2, 2016

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Dessert Wine

Quinta Do Bomfim Vintage Port 2004, Douro D.O.P., Portugal: Rich and luscious flavours of blackberry jam, cassis and pepper spice on this Vintage Port. cellar. Pair with chocolate cheesecake. Port food pairings: blue cheese cake with cherry sauce, hickory roasted almonds. Drink: 2015 - 2020 8193 20% S 375 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. April 2016. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

González-Byass, Andalucía D.O., Spain: This dessert wine is a blend of 75% Palomino and 25% Pedro Ximenez grapes. Redolent of vanilla spice, candied raisin and rum cake. Pair with pound cake. Food pairings: over vanilla and praline ice, cream fruit cake. Drink: 2015 - 2021 446476 18% S 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. April 2016. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Hinterbrook Estate Winery Nomad Wanderlust 2013, Niagara Lakeshore, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A medium-bodied, smooth Niagara red wine with pleasant notes of black plums and smoke. This wine was aged in French oak barrels. Some 440 cases were produced of the 2013 vintage. Pair with grilled pork chops. Food pairings: roast goat shoulder with green beans and shallot and lemon dressing, venison curry, bison burgers. Drink: 2015 - 2018 451328 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Coyote's Run Red Paw Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010, Niagara Lakeshore, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Black cherry-berry nose with more on the palate, with mouth-watering acidity and great depth. Layers of pleasure. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast lamb shanks in fig, date and apricot sauce, lamb liver with Tyroler bacon and sweet onion, roasted root vegetables on steamed red rice. Drink: 2012 - 2016 79228 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 88/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Decoy Duckhorn Pinot Noir 2014, Sonoma County, California, United States: The Decoy range of wines, now being made for more than two decades have come into their own, offering fleshy cherry-berry aromas on the nose. The much-respected Californian winery Duckhorn Vineyards produces this second label Pinot Noir that that is excellent quality for the money. Full-bodied, round and rollicking with good natured ripe fruit, spices and cedarwood smoke. Mouth-watering yet it finishes long and elegant. Try it with seared tuna or roast turkey. Pinot Noir food pairings: duck comfit over small roasted potatoes and green onion, duck fricassee on egg noodles, grilled goose breast with cherry coulee. Drink: 2016 - 2019 191833 13.5% D 750 mL $35.95 Score: 91/100. April 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Vistalba Malbec 2013, Mendoza, Argentina: Dark as night, and just as mysterious and intriguing! This powerful red wine comes out fighting with delicious dark fruit and toasty oak. Terrific Malbec to pair with grilled pork chops. Malbec food pairings: rabbit fricassee with savoury dumplings, black bean soup, stir-fried venison. Drink: 2016 - 2020 15% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. April 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Beau-Site Borie-Manoux 2009, Bordeaux A.C., France: Loaded with oak, smoke and toast on the nose from lavish oak barrel aging. Leads with Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend with Merlot. An attractive French red wine blend with classic aromas of tart black cherry, cigar box, smoke and tar. Full-bodied with a peppery finish. Pair with prime rib. Food pairings: roast pheasant stuffed with apple and apricot dressing, roast wild duck and wild rice, oriental pheasant salad. Drink: 2013 - 2019 967844 12.5% XD 750 mL $47.95 Score: 88/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Maison Chanzy En Rosey Rully 2013, Burgundy A.C., France: A pretty, silky, seductive Burgundian Pinot Noir with fleshy ripe cherries that caress the tongue and senses. Smooth and long. Luxury. Food pairings: roast lamb breast stuffed with herb dressing, roast pork loin, tourtière. Drink: 2016 - 2021 446153 13% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 92/100. April 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau De La Gardine Syrah 2014, Rhone A.C., France: Smooth and supple and almost full-bodied with black plums and berries and some smoke. This wine is mostly made form Syrah grapes. Pair with smokehouse ribs and charcuterie. Syrah food pairings: grilled Porterhouse steak with roasted vegetables, lamb lollipops, braised beef short ribs. Drink: 2017 - 2023 339861 13% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. April 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Lamartine Malbec 2011, Cahors, Southwest A.C., France: A robust southern French red wine with aromas of black fruit, smoke and tar. Finishes with dark spices and toasty oak. Pair with a rare steak. Malbec food pairings: venison tenderloin in croute, wild boar roast, lamb shanks in red wine and roasted root vegetables. Drink: 2014 - 2019 441238 13.5% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 89/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Syrah 2013, Okanagan, British Columbia B.C. V.Q.A., Canada: A supple, smooth, seductive red wine made from estate grown BC Syrah grapes. Syrah really shines in the Okanagan Valley and here's a great example of it. Pair with pork tenderloin. Syrah food pairings: lamb tangine, roast rack of lamb, beef long ribs on the barbie. Drink: 2015 - 2019 73072 14.5% XD 750 mL $40.95 Score: 92/100. April 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

MacMurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir 2013, Sonoma County, California, United States: Good balance with black cherry aromas and flavours but not overly sweet. Medium-bodied and smooth and a fair price for this quality, especially for Pinot Noir, which is always expensive because it's so difficult to grow. Produced by Ernest & Julio Gallo, this Californian Pinot Noir offers the balance that's the signature of the Sonoma region. Offers notes of sage, black raspberry and spice. Polished tannins. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast duck in port wine sauce, veal chops, grilled duck sausages, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2016 - 2019 48207 13.5% D 750 mL $26.95 Score: 90/100. April 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bridlewood Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Paso Robles, California, United States: A full-bodied Californian red wine with grapes grown in the much-respected region of Paso Robles that produces a wide variety of wine styles. Lots of dark fruit and spice on the nose of this wine. Pair with grilled meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled sirloin steak with garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables, prime rib with mashed parsnips and potatoes. Drink: 2015 - 2019 449751 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. April 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Star Lane Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Santa Barbara, California, United States: Classic and elegant Californian cabernet, the way I love it! Cassis, blackberry and a touch of dried herbs on the nose, followed by a luxurious complexity, depth and balance as it rolls around your mouth. Pair with a pepper steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: vine leaves stuffed with minced sirloin and baked in tomato sauce, meat pizza, barbecued ribs in sauce, pepper steak,. Drink: 2015 - 2020 101774 15% XD 750 mL $52.95 Score: 92/100. April 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Napa Cellars Zinfandel 2013, Napa Valley, California, United States: A terrific, textbook example of Californian Zinfandel. Full-bodied and loaded with flavour yet vibrant and nimble and never heavy. Black fruit and spice with such a velvet smooth palate. Very complex and balanced. Perfect for grilled meats. Zinfandel food pairings: pork tenderloin en croute served with Honey crisp apple sauce. Drink: 2015 - 2020 126607 15% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. April 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hogue Cellars Genesis Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: A full-bodied and balanced Cabernet Sauvignon from one of Washington's most respected wineries. Lots of dark fruit and toasty oak. Pair with a rare steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: garlic lemon marinated beef long ribs grilled on the barbie, slow-cooked beef brisket, sautéed wild mushrooms over toast. Drink: 2016 - 2021 275123 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. April 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Norton Edmundo Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Mendoza, Argentina: A full-bodied Argentine red wine with classic aromas of black currant, cassis and blackberry. Pair with prime rib. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: minced sirloin hamburger stuffed with feta cheese, veal chops, Margherita pizza. Drink: 2015 - 2020 663120 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. April 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castas De Salvajes Cronos Malbec 2012, Mendoza, Argentina: A full-bodied Argentine Malbec with black fleshy ripe fruit, toasty oak and dark spice. Pair with grilled pork chops. Malbec food pairings: chili con carne, three-cheese pizza , tagliatelle alla Bolognese, breaded veal cutlets. Drink: 2015 - 2019 442301 13.5% XD 750 mL $35.95 Score: 91/100. April 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Don Cristóbal Bonarda 2014, Ugarteche, Luján De Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina: Juicy, full-bodied and simple but you can't beat the price. Pair with hearty meat dishes and meat lovers pizza. Bonarda food pairings: turkey tetrazzini, tagliatelle alla Bolognese (pasta), roasted veal. Drink: 2016 - 2020 261941 14% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. April 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mollydooker Two Left Feet Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014, South Australia, Australia: Big but balanced, with aromas and flavours of black fruit, smoke and tar. There is espresso and dark spices on the finish. Pair with roast beef. Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot food pairings: slow-roasted crown of pork stuffed with corn nibblets chickpea green onion and cilantro, stir-fried pork tenderloin, veal parmigiano. Drink: 2016 - 2020 327106 15% D 750 mL $33.95 Score: 90/100. April 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Piping Shrike Shiraz 2013, Barossa Valley, Australia: Opens with dark plum, black cherry, allspice and a whiff of pepper. Full-bodied and richly textured, it unfurls on the palate with terrific intensity of flavor. Pair with roast beef. Shiraz food pairings: hunter's chili, spice-braised lamb, burgers with blue cheese,. Drink: 2015 - 2019 48504 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. April 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zonte's Footstep Avalon Tree Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Fleurieu Peninsula, Australia: Loaded with fruit, this full-bodied red wine over-delivers on its price. Some cedar, spice and more dark fruit on the finish. Try it with hamburgers. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled rib eye steak with green salad, rustic stew with herb dumplings, beef bourguignon. Drink: 2016 - 2020 353193 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. April 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Shiraz 2013, Barossa Valley, Australia: A big, robust, brooding red wine with full-bodied weight and layering on the palate. Made from the iconic Australian grape Shiraz, this wine offers attractive aromas and flavours of blackcurrant, cassis and cedar. Smooth and ready when you are. Try it with meat lovers' pizza tonight. Shiraz food pairings: venison filet mignon with red wine gravy, grilled bison strip steaks, goose and duck sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2016 - 2021 18796 14.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Margaret River, Australia: A gorgeously rich and full-bodied Australian red wine from one of the country's most respected producers. Pair with grilled meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: Hungarian beef goulash, chicken paprika, duck a la king. Drink: 2015 - 2021 444802 14% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 94/100. April 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon Grenache Cinsault Viognier 2013, 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. Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon Grenache Cinsault Viognier food pairings: roast chicken Marbella, western bbq chicken, vegetable chili. Drink: 2015 - 2022 129353 14.5% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. April 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Bréhat Meritage 2008, Bordeaux, Castillon A.C., France: A great value for moderately priced Bordeaux. Leather, cigar box and dried herbs: classic mature Bordeaux. Smooth and complex. Pair with rare steak. Meritage food pairings: roast chicken paprika with onion and herb stuffing, onion pie, roast bresse chicken. Drink: 2012 - 2018 348672 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 87/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis Tête Coteaux Bourguignons Gamay 2014, Beaujolais A.P., France: So pretty! Lovely fleshy black cherry and a velvet texture. So loaded with character yet not heavy. Love this. Pair with grilled chicken. Gamay food pairings: Morgan veal stew with mushroom and pearl onions, pork schnitzel, vegetable kebabs. Drink: 2017 - 2021 448860 12.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. April 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Brotte La Marasque Grenache Syrah 2013, Rhone Gigondas A.C., France: A full-bodied southern French red wine with aromas of black fruit and smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Grenache Syrah food pairings: venison bake with three cheeses, roast vegetable pizza, short ribs in brown sugar and apricot preserves. Drink: 2016 - 2022 443119 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 88/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mas Des Bressades Cuvée Tradition Syrah Grenache 2014, Rhone Costières De Nîmes A.P., France: Savoury and dark with big black fruit, smoke and meaty notes. A heart of darkness runs through this rich, deep, full-bodied wine. This wine is blend of Syrah and Grenache grapes, from a region you should put on your radar. This is an incredible price. Syrah Grenache food pairings: vegetarian pizza, ham and asparagus quiche, rabbit fricassee. Drink: 2016 - 2020 143099 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. April 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rocca Di Castagnoli Poggio A'frati Riserva Sangiovese 2011, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Dry red fruit, leather and spice notes on the nose. Full-bodied with a firm grip on the palate. Decant 2 hours. Pair with pasta in a tangy tomato sauce. Sangiovese food pairings: stir-fried beef with seasonal vegetables, veal liver sauté with sweet onions, tenderloin in croute. Drink: 2014 - 2021 23358 14% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 88/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rocca Delle Macie Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A dark, mouth-watering Italian red wine with black fruit and toasty almost charred oak. Lots of black fruit and mocha. Pair with grilled meats. Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot food pairings: mince sirloin, sausage and cheese pizza, Tuscan rabbit, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2015 - 2022 930966 14.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 88/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Corte Majoli Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore 2013, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Purple plums and juiciness like zinfandel. Full-bodied and smooth. Great for meat lovers' pizza. Food pairings: steak enchilada casserole, deep dish pizza and cheese pie, pan-fried goose breast with watercress. Drink: 2015 - 2019 84061 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Porca De Murça 2012, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: Full-bodied with black fruit and straight up pleasure. Black and purple plums with toasty oak. A savoury, meaty note. This wine cries out for a hearty steak. Food pairings: Mexican-style venison sausage and roasted root vegetables, stuffed rolled flank steak, boar stew. Drink: 2015 - 2019 684753 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Aroa Jauna Crianza 2011, Navarra D.O., Spain: Full-bodied with black fruit, smoke and tar. Almost Bordeaux-like, but I think that's from the type of oak more than anything else. It's very attractive and balanced with a savoury note on the mid-palate. Great quality for this price. Decant 1-2 hours. O Food pairings: Mandarin goose, duck stir-fry, roast rabbit, onion pie. Drink: 2014 - 2018 353524 14.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. April 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Coto De Imaz Reserva Tempranillo 2010, Rioja D.O.C.A, Spain: A vivacious Reserva with floral notes and dark cherry on the nose. It has a silky, warm, tense centre with a balanced finish. A juicy, luscious, full-bodied red with ripe plums and raspberries. Tempranillo food pairings: roasted blue goose with cherries and wine sauce, stuffed breast of veal, steak and kidney pie. Drink: 2013 - 2018 23762 13.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 88/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vina Vilano Crianza Tempranillo 2011, Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain: Ribero del Duero is famous for red wines. This is 100% Tempranillo and is dark and savoury with lovely dark chocolate notes on the top. Underneath is fleshy dark fruit, especially plums. Full-bodied, smooth and satisfying. Tempranillo food pairings: lamb breast stuffed with veal pork and green herbs, spinach cake. Drink: 2014 - 2019 82180 13.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Langa Pi-3.1415 Concejón 2012, Calatayud D.O., Spain: Dark chocolate, mocha and espresso on the nose followed by fleshy ripe blackberries on the palate. Full-bodied and smooth. Food pairings: three-pepper steak with sautéed bell peppers, tortellini stuffed with turkey, Bolognese meat sauce over noodles. Drink: 2015 - 2020 313841 14.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Torres Salmos Carignan Grenache Syrah 2012, Priorat D.O.C.A, Spain: A gorgeously rich and full-bodied Spanish red wine with velvet layers of fleshy black fruit. Just enough balancing acidity for food and to keep things interesting in your mouth. Pair with grilled meats. Carignan Grenache Syrah food pairings: endive and ham in Mornay (white) sauce, chicken a la king, tagliatelle with ham. Drink: 2015 - 2022 450734 14.5% XD 750 mL $30.95 Score: 94/100. April 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Palazzo Right Bank Red Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2009, Napa Valley, California, United States: The 2009 vintage of the Right Bank is a spectacular wine from a great vintage, right up there with the 2012 and 2013 vintages. Loaded with black fruit and toasty oak. Pair with a pepper steak. Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc food pairings: roasted paprika chicken, quail grilled in cabbage leaves, Italian wedding soup. Drink: 2015 - 2026 423194 14% XD 750 mL $92.00 Score: 97/100. April 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012, Napa Valley, California, United States: A rich, layered Californian red wine with a classic pedigree in terms of the producer. Pair with grilled meats. Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot food pairings: fried chicken in pineapple peach sauce, tripe Florentine style, mushroom ragout. Drink: 2014 - 2020 606517 15% XD 750 mL $97.95 Score: 90/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jean-Luc Colombo Terres Brûlées Cornas Syrah 2012, Rhone A.C., France: A full-bodied Rhone red wine with dark black fruit, smoke and graphite aromas. Textured and layers. Pair with roast beef. Syrah food pairings: wine-braised duck, legume and pancetta stew, noodles with rabbit ragout. Drink: 2015 - 2021 448837 13.5% XD 750 mL $72.95 Score: 90/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Feudo Di Santa Croce Lxxivi Primitivo 2013, Puglia D.O.C., Italy: A full-bodied Primitivo (think Zinfandel) with juicy purple and black plums flavours. Supple with polished tannins. Pair with barbecued meats. Primitivo food pairings: cranberry braised partridge, pork filet au gratin with green herbs, grilled chicken breast with cranberry and red currant sauce. Drink: 2016 - 2023 434217 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pegaso Granito Grenache 2010, Castilla Y León Vinos De La Tierra, Spain: An attractive French red wine made from the Grenache grape which produces wine of great flavour and supple texture. Dark fruit and violets. Pair with grilled pork. Grenache food pairings: minestrone soup, vegetarian pizza, pork sausage cassoulet with three beans. Drink: 2013 - 2020 442749 15% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 90/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gérard Bertrand Grand Terroir Syrah Carignan Mourvèdre 2011, La Clape, Languedoc, France: The grapes for this French red wine blend are planted closer to the Mediterranean sea and therefore there are more spice accents in the finished wine along with red fruits, lavender and pepper. The vines are planted at an altitude of 200 metres above sea level, which preserves their freshness with cool nights. The soils consist of limestone plateau that's thousands of years old. The finish has moorland accents. Pair with rosemary lamb. Although the Languedoc is the world's largest wine region with 235,000 acres, it is not one homogenous mass or style wine-wise. There are actually 5 sub-climates and more than 50 different grapes used in varying blends. Compare that to the 5 grapes used in Bordeaux. There are also 8 different and distinctive winds that blow through the vines here as compared to one in the Rhone, the Mistral. Drink: 2015 - 2019 370262 14% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 93/100. April 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kenwood Vineyards Jack London Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma County, California, United States: A robust Californian red wine from a consistently good producer. The 2012 vintage was a solid one. Pair with wild game meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled lamb chops, Asian chicken salad, swordfish with rosemary, red meats. Drink: 2015 - 2018 470500 14.5% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 90/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zenato Valpolicella Superiore 2013, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Full-bodied, juicy and tasty with attractive dark red berries and cedar smoke. Perfect for so many dishes with robust flavours. Lots of mouth-watering acidity. Pair with pastas in meat sauce or sausages. Valpolicella Superiore food pairings: pasta in a thick tomato sauce.. Drink: 2015 - 2018 995704 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. April 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Maipo Valley, Chile: A savoury and juicy Chilean cabernet sauvignon with aromas of fleshy black plums and blackberries. A full-bodied red wine that's smooth and eminently gulpable. Dark red in the glass, mouth-filling in the palate. Finishes with smoke and spice. Great with pizza. Terrific for such a bold red wine from Chile's Maipo Valley. Great depth and length in the glass and on the palate. Try it with gourmet hamburgers. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pizza, pasta, rare steaks, pork tenderloin, hard cheese. Drink: 2015 - 2018 18721 14.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. April 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Baron-Fuenté Grand Millésime Brut Champagne 2006, Champagne A.C., France: Toasty, with baked bready and crisp refreshment. Very well-priced for Champagne. Great as an aperitif or companion to a fried chicken feast. Drink: 2013 - 2016 155119 12.5% XD 750 mL $53.95 Score: 92/100. April 2016. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave De Lugny Cuvée Millésime Brut 2012, Burgundy A.C., France: Light yellow in the glass. Toasty with crisp green apple fruit aromas. Your go-to bubbly for the next party so stock up now. Finishes with toasty citrus notes. Great aperitif or companion to many dishes. Food pairings: steamed mussels in their own juice, oyster pot pie, oyster poor boy burger. Drink: 2013 - 2018 183764 11.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. April 2016. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marques De Gelida Exclusive Brut Gran Reserva Cava 2010, Catalonia D.O, Spain: A vivacious bubbly at a terrific price! Suggests notes of lime, green apples, white peach, Asian pear all wrapped in baked bread warmth and cinnamon spice. Pair with fish and chips. Cava food pairings: seafood bites on crackers (seafood tapas), smoked salmon and trout on baguette, grilled sardines. Drink: 2011 - 2018 441956 11.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. April 2016. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Clos Du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay 2013, 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: oriental chicken salad with yoghurt and citrus dressing. Drink: 2015 - 2020 421941 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. April 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Waterkloof Seriously Cool Chenin Blanc 2014, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: A terrific South African Chenin Blanc from the biodynamic winery Waterkloof. Gorgeous white florals and citrus on the nose. Pair with roasted chicken. Chenin Blanc food pairings: coquilles St Jacques, Greek salad, salmon tartare served on shaved carrot and zucchini. Drink: 2015 - 2018 443382 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. April 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henri De Villamont La Canée Auxey-Duresses 2012, Burgundy A.C, France: Hazelnut with lots of acidic bite. Medium-bodied with green apple dipped in butterscotch. Pair with roasted chicken. Food pairings: fettuccine alfredo, crab-stuffed-flounder, crab cakes, pan-fried cod. Drink: 2014 - 2016 445270 13% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 87/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Roland Tissier & Fils Sancerre 2014, Loire A.C., France: Crisp and fresh with chives, lemongrass and green herbs. Mouth-watering with racy acidity for seafood. Food pairings: raw oysters on the half shell with lemon and herb dressing. Drink: 2016 - 2018 108514 13% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 89/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dr. Hermann From The Slate Riesling 2013, Mosel Qualitätswein, Germany: A light, pretty and floral German Riesling with racy acidity on the palate for fresh seafood. Riesling food pairings: baked red snapper, onion pie and green salad, planked salmon. Drink: 2015 - 2018 446617 11% MD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. April 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gray Monk Estate Winery Gewürztraminer 2014, Okanagan Valley BC V.Q.A., Canada: Classic BC Gewurz with aromas of lychee, rose petal and baking spices. Full-bodied and delicious. The 2014 vintage of the Gray Monk Gewürztraminer has a lovely pale golden hue in the glass. Finishes with Asian pear, lychee and roses. Perfect for Asian dishes, curries and spicy dishes. Gewürztraminer food pairings: fried herb-crusted and panko trout, chickpea lentil pea and potato curry, pizza with pork sausage. Drink: 2016 - 2019 321588 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. April 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Delicato Family Vineyards Clay Station Viognier 2014, Lodi, California, United States: The Lodi region in California offers a terrific climate and soils for Viognier, especially of the floral, highly aromatic style like this one. Bursting with notes of Asian pear, apple blossom and wild white field flowers. Lovely white floral notes with some peach. Medium-bodied and mouth-watering. Crisp, dry finish. Perfect for Asian dishes. Viognier food pairings: potato, chickpea and lentil green curry, spaghetti with clams, mussels and bay scallops, saffron potato cakes. Drink: 2016 - 2019 25411 13.5% MD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. April 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Crema Chardonnay 2014, Sonoma Coast, California, United States: Classic Californian Chardonnay with toast, oak and green apple aromas. Full-bodied, and generously layered. It's always handy to have some half bottles (375 ml) on hand for when you want to start with a glass of wine each, and then move on to another wine for the main course. Finishes with citrus fruits and baked bread. Pair with roast chicken or turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: cedar-planked bbq salmon, steamed mahi mahi, lobster in butter sauce. Drink: 2016 - 2019 728352 14% XD 375 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. April 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stag's Leap Wine Wine Cellars Karia Chardonnay 2013, Napa Valley, California, United States: A full-bodied white wine with great balance. Peach and butterscotch. Try it with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: bacon wrapped scallops and spinach salad, roast pumpkin and squash soup, creamed crab on butternut and chive crackers. Drink: 2015 - 2022 54585 13.5% XD 750 mL $48.95 Score: 92/100. April 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau St. Jean Robert Young Vineyard Chardonnay 2012, Sonoma County, California, United States: A layered, full-bodied white wine that's expertly made with terrific balance and length. Smoky, like a comforting campfire, and all the stories to boot. Loaded with green apples, hazelnut and some spice. Try it with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: bouillabaisse, creamed savour chicken over flat noodles, pizza with mussels, clams and cheese. Drink: 2014 - 2019 990499 14% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 91/100. April 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Seresin Estate Momo Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: This kiwi savvy is herbal and refreshing with lots of mouth-watering, lime zest acidity for a range of dishes. There's some lemon zest on the finish. Intense, vibrant and clean. Mouth-watering acidity weaves its way through fresh aromas of grapefruit and guava. Bring it, especially for movie night with fried chicken! Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: oysters Rockefeller, seafood hot pot, mussels a la Portuguese. Drink: 2015 - 2018 9167 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Grand Fief De La Cormeraie Muscadet Sèvre Et Maine 2014, Nantais A.C, France: Big mouth-watering acidity with crisp notes of lime and green apples. Begs for food; don’t drink it alone. Food pairings: clam, mussel and scallop hot pot, raw oysters, crab and asparagus omelet. Drink: 2016 - 2018 81745 12% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Königschaffhauser Vulkanfelsen Trocken Pinot Gris 2014, Baden Qualitätswein, Germany: A refreshing medium-bodied white wine with nuances of white pear and tree fruit. Pair with shellfish. Pinot Gris food pairings: strawberry spinach salad, roast turkey, cheese plate. Drink: 2016 - 2018 450726 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. April 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kellerei St. Magdalena Pinot Grigio 2014, Südtirol, Alto Adige D.O.C, Italy: Classic northern Italian Pinot Grigio. Fresh, fresh, fresh! Lemon zest, lime and some green apple. Terrific mouth-watering acidity. Medium-bodied. Great price. Try with pasta and cream sauce. Pair with oysters, clams and mussels. Pinot Grigio food pairings: pineapple and ham pizza, baked mussel and clam casserole, spring greens salad with pear and apple. Drink: 2016 - 2018 249466 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. April 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Adega De Monção Deu La Deu Alvarinho 2014, Vinho Verde D.O., Portugal: Lime and lemon essence on the nose. Extremely crisp, refreshing and clean on the palate with marvelous mouth-watering acidity for a wide range of dishes from seafood to salads. Finishes with dried herbs, more green citrus and a long core of minerality. As fresh as a mountain spring sourced deep inside the cavernous soils. Try it with vegetarian dishes. Alvarinho food pairings: steamed prawn in garlic and lemon sauce, king crab in lemon butter, steamed mussels. Drink: 2016 - 2018 40642 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lan Duquesa De Valladolid Verdejo 2014, Rueda D.O., Spain: Searing, dry and acidic, yet it works with food: seafood, shellfish, salads. Bright, crisp like biting into a lemon or white grapefruit. Verdejo food pairings: pan-fired pickerel, gravalax, steamed shrimp with lemon butter. Drink: 2016 - 2019 391649 13% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. April 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Riesling 2012, Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Off-dry but not cloying or sweet, like fresh ripe peach. Melon and sunshine loveliness. Soft and light-bodied. Perfect aperitif. Riesling food pairings: spiced pork with lemongrass chicken, turkey dinner. Drink: 2013 - 2018 557165 11.5% M 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. April 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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