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Vintages Release May 14, 2016

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Higashiyama Shuzo Konteki Pearls Of Simplicity Junmai Daiginjo Sake, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan: This is a delicate Sake with white pear notes. Pair with noodle dishes. Sake food pairings: steamed lemon shrimp fresh vegetables and vermicelli in rice wraps, clam and salmon chowder, four cheese pizza with fresh basil. Drink: 2016 - 2020 273367 15.5% D 720 mL $54.95 Score: 88/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Pierre Amadieu Romane-Machotte Gigondas 2013, Rhone A.C., France: Rich and dark with fleshy black fruit and a firm tannic grip on the palate. Decant 1-2 hours and pair with prime rib or Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Food pairings: slow-roasted crown of pork stuffed with corn niblets chickpea green onion and cilantro, stir-fried pork tenderloin, veal Parmigianino. Drink: 2015 - 2018 17400 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Queylus Pinot Noir 2012, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Seductive tart cherry and cranberry with spice on the nose and palate of this ethereal Ontario Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir food pairings: lamb and pilaf casserole, roast leg of lamb in rosemary and garlic, lamb chops with Danish blue cheese. Drink: 2014 - 2018 392738 13.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel 2014, Lodi, California, United States: Aromas of purple plum preserves and blueberries on the nose. The palate opens up luxuriously, smooth and full-bodied with more lip-smacking tasty flavours of dark fruit. An amazing wine for BBQ ribs or chicken wings. Fire up the grill! The wine is named for the gnarled 35-80 year old vines from which the grapes are sources: these vines produce fewer, but more richly flavoured fruit. Produced by Delicato Family Vineyards. Zinfandel food pairings: marinated lemon herb chicken breast grilled on the barbie, maple syrup ginger marinated chicken legs grilled on the bbq. Drink: 2016 - 2020 460659 14.5% D 1000 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. May 2016. Best Value Red Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Conundrum 2013, California, United States: Liquid fudge and chocolate, mocha and espresso on the nose with sweet black cherry and more chocolate on the palate of this Californian red wine blend. Full-bodied, supple and smooth, and brought to us by Charlie Wagner and Caymus. Try it with Mexican mole. Very concentrated and intense with a long finish. Pair with a rare steak. Food pairings: chocolate fondue, dark chocolate torte, chocolate and raspberry ganache torte. Drink: 2014 - 2020 294298 14.2% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zolo Reserve Malbec 2013, Mendoza, Argentina: Aromas of black fruit, smoke and spice. Sweet plums on the finish. Tightly wound so decant 2-3 hours. Pair with gourmet hamburgers. Malbec food pairings: roast goat shoulder with green beans and shallot and lemon dressing, venison curry, bison burgers. Drink: 2015 - 2018 81091 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. May 2016. Best Value Red Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fabre Montmayou Gran Reserva Malbec 2012, Mendoza, Argentina: Seductive blackberries and fleshy black plums on the nose, full-bodied with gorgeous velvet texture on the palate of this elegant Argentine red wine brought to us by Vistalba. Lovely bite on the palate. Spice and cedar smoke on a long and persistent finish. A beautiful expression of Mendoza malbec. Pair with lamb chops. Malbec food pairings: baseball steak with sautéed mushrooms on wilted greens, selection of prosciutto and breasola meats, bacon onion and potato omelet. Drink: 2014 - 2018 279802 15% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Terra Noble Gran Reserva Carmenère 2012, Maule Valley, Chile: Love the full-on campfire, toasty oak and smoke on the nose of this robust red. Gorgeous layering on this Chilean red wine made from Carmenere grapes, with voluptuously fleshy black plum and berry aromas and flavours. This wine goes on and on and on. Nice price. Pair with grilled pork chops. Carmenère food pairings: maple glazed roasted root vegetables, vegetable cassoulet, spring green, asparagus salad with strawberry dressing. Drink: 2015 - 2018 957050 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz 2014, South Australia, Australia: Crazy high alcohol but somehow it still comes together and tastes balanced within the context with this towering wine. Black fruit, smoke and rich fruitcake aromas on the nose. Full-bodied and supple with generous layers of flavour. Blueberries and blackberries on the finish. Loaded with black fruit, the 2014 vintage of The Boxer Shiraz offers blackberry jam and dark spice on the finish. Shiraz food pairings: steak enchilada casserole, deep dish pizza and cheese pie, pan-fried goose breast with watercress. Drink: 2016 - 2020 246595 16% XD 750 mL $33.95 Score: 92/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zonte's Footstep Lake Doctor Shiraz 2013, Langhorne Creek, South Australia, Australia: Smoky campfire and mocha from generous aging in oak barrels. This red wine delivers attractive aromas of blackberries, licorice, black and purple plum notes and toasty oak. Full-bodied supple, smooth, smoky and juicy. Great for potluck gatherings and movie night. Shiraz food pairings: Mexican-style venison sausage and roasted root vegetables, stuffed rolled flank steak, boar stew. Drink: 2015 - 2019 72975 14.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. May 2016. Best Value Red Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Saint-Roch Vieilles Vignes Syrah Grenache 2013, Côtes Du Roussillon, Midi A.P., France: Big, black and brooding: looking for a fight though not with your taste buds. This is a towering French red wine from the southern winemaking region of the country. Incredibly awesome price. Aromas of fleshy black fruit, tar, toasty oak and smoke. Pair with lamb and rosemary. Syrah Grenache food pairings: pork tenderloin en croute served with Honey crisp apple sauce. Drink: 2015 - 2020 195107 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 92/100. May 2016. Best Value Red Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Elephant Hill Le Phant 2014, Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand: A lusicious blend of merlot, syrah and cabernet sauvignon grapes. Notes of cassis, fleshy black plum, and cigar box. Supple and smooth. Pair with grilled pork chops. Food pairings: veal scaloppini with paprika mushrooms and green pepper, veal piccata, veal chops in red wine sauce. Drink: 2016 - 2019 447367 13.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ridgepoint Pinot Noir 2010, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Cherry liqueur and a little medicinal. Smooth and medium-bodied. Some menthol on the finish. Pinot Noir food pairings: goat cheese canapés, goat cheese strawberry and spinach salad, goat cheese bake with green herbs and gooseberry jam. Drink: 2012 - 2016 89003 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.00 Score: 87/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Liberty School Syrah 2013, Central Coast, California, United States: A full-bodied Californian red wine made from Syrah grapes with mocha and dark chocolate notes from generous oak aging. Smooth and supple. Soft, polished tannins. Nice with hamburgers. Syrah food pairings: Greek marinated lamb ribs on the grill, souvlaki, spanokapita pie. Drink: 2015 - 2020 942383 13.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Crema Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2014, Los Carneros, California, United States: Beautifully balanced and vibrant. Ripe and tart cherry aromas: love that this doesn't lead with chocolate for oak aging. Thank-you. Pinot Noir food pairings: spinach and spring greens salad with strawberry dressing, apple pear walnut and pecan salad with pomegranate dressing,. Drink: 2016 - 2019 58024 14.5% XD 750 mL $45.95 Score: 92/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cuvelier Los Andes Colección Malbec 2011, Mendoza, Uco Valley, Argentina: Savoury and meaty with terrific balance in this full-bodied red. Shows Old World finesse and styling backed up with the power and concentration of New World black fruit. Terrific! Malbec food pairings: venison filet mignon with red wine gravy, grilled bison strip steaks, goose and duck sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2013 - 2018 144014 15% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 93/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stella Bella Skuttlebutt Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2012, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia: Fleshy black plum, minty aromas in this red wine wonder. Walk down this tunnel of sensory pleasure ... brush your taste buds against the walls of caressing black fruit flavour. Smooth, deep, rich. This is definitely a Margaret River Shiraz Cabernet is worth trying, not just for the cool climate nuances but also for the rich layers of black fruit and dark spice. Pair with prime rib. Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz food pairings: slow-roasted brisket of beef with red wine sauce, three peppercorn sirloin steak, beef medallions with wild mushrooms and garlic in red wine sauce. Drink: 2014 - 2018 58131 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Longview Devil's Elbow Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia: Very menthol, mint, eucalyptus on the nose with wild blackberry underneath. On the palate, surprising acidity and tart black raspberry. Full-bodied, layered and delicious. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: wild goose in gravy mushrooms and olives, roast saddle of rabbit with apricot and apple stuffing, venison shanks prunes in red wine sauce. Drink: 2014 - 2020 660050 14.5% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 91/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Quartage Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: Love this robust Australian red wine! Gorgeously rich and full-bodied with layers of voluptuous black fruit flavours and mint. Velvet caress on the tongue. Top me up! Try it tonight with a juicy, rare steak. Pair this robust red wine with a New York strip loin steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled sirloin steak with garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables, vine leaves stuffed with minced sirloin and baked in tomato sauce. Drink: 2015 - 2021 24091 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Courbis Saint-Joseph Syrah 2013, Rhone A.C., France: An easy-drinking southern French red wine with aromas of dark red fruit, smoke and garrigue. Pair with grilled meats. Syrah food pairings: rabbit fricassee, roast of wild goose with herb dumplings, spatchcock partridge with roasted garlic and asparagus. Drink: 2015 - 2021 7914 13% XD 750 mL $36.95 Score: 89/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ortas Prestige Rasteau Grenache 2011, Rhone A.C., France: Full-bodied, juicy and smooth. Good value. A terrific, long, dry finish that leaves you longing for more. Pair with rack of lamb. Grenache food pairings: slow-roasted crown of pork stuffed with corn niblets chickpea green onion and cilantro, stir-fried pork tenderloin, veal Parmigianino. Drink: 2013 - 2019 985929 14.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Amastuola Centosassi Primitivo 2011, Puglia I.G.P., Italy: Savoury and juicy with fleshy ripe purple plums on the palate and smoke. Mouth-watering and smooth and full-bodied. Pair with grilled meats. Primitivo food pairings: pork shish kebab, pork and green onion spring rolls, meatballs in sundried rich tomato sauce. Drink: 2014 - 2018 420661 15.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Val Di Suga Brunello Di Montalcino 2010, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Complex and classic: violets, tar, black fruit and smoke. Smooth and ageless. A flagship of its type. Pair with grilled meats. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: sundried tomato and fresh basil sauce over fusli, ratatouille and shell pasta with tomato sauce, linguini marinara. Drink: 2012 - 2020 713719 13.9% XD 750 mL $48.95 Score: 93/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lupo Nero Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2013, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Full-bodied with sour cherry and acidity on the palate. Medium-bodied and smooth. Needs food like a tangy tomato sauce. Valpolicella Classico Superiore food pairings: Salisbury steak with garlic mashed potatoes, feta stuffed hamburgers, spicy meatloaf with tomato sauce. Drink: 2015 - 2020 410654 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Latium Morini Campo Leòn Amarone Della Valpolicella 2010, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Black cherry liqueur and mocha coffee aromas on the nose. Robust with a deepest, darkest concentration of black pleasure. Dark fruit, smoke and velvet smoothness. Pair it with more wine. Amarone Della Valpolicella food pairings: baked lasagna, linguine with fresh and sun-dried tomato sauce, spaghetti alla carbonara. Drink: 2012 - 2020 334300 16% D 750 mL $47.95 Score: 92/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bodegas Altanza Lealtanza Gran Reserva Rioja 2008, Rioja D.O.C.A, Spain: Lovely mature aromas with leather, cigar, violets and dried plums. Full-bodied and ultra-supple. Drink now rather than age further. See what a mature wine tastes like as it’s rare thing these days in stores or restaurants. Delights from the get-go. Rioja food pairings: bobotje, lamburgers, shepherd's pie. Drink: 2010 - 2019 453548 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mission Hill Quatrain 2011, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Spectacularly rich, complex and deep. This towering red offers aromas of dark red fruit, smoke, dried herbs and cigar box. It's a multi-layered wine that will cellar very well. Truly one of Canada's flagship wines. Food pairings: veal Parmigianino, apple and apricot stuffed breast of veal. Drink: 2014 - 2018 218636 14% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 93/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pascual Toso Alta Cabernet 2013, Mendoza, Argentina, Argentina: Cedar brush and loads of oak on the nose from lavish oak aging. Lots of acid on the palate. Austere with gripping and drying tannins. Needs rare meat. Cabernet food pairings: cabbage rolls stuffed with pork, shredded cabbage and rice, pork hocks with red cabbage and sautéed apples. Drink: 2015 - 2019 441907 14% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 87/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Paso Robles, California, United States: Lots of dark chocolate and espresso on this robust Californian Cabernet that has been oak aged. Pair this Californian Cabernet Sauvignon with meat lovers' pizza. This is the half sized bottle. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: beef, hamburgers, fajitas. Drink: 2015 - 2018 313817 13.5% D 375 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

San Pedro Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Maipo Valley, Chile: Savoury, feral, rich, dark and brooding South African red wine made from classic Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The grapes were harvested by hand in mid April and underwent a cold maceration of 5 days followed by a longer one of 25 days. The wine was aged in French oak barrels (95%) and America oak (5%). Intense concentration and depth of flavour: lots of fleshy black plums and berries. Pair with leg of lamb and rosemary. Drink: 2014 - 2018 37911 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. May 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Napa Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Napa Valley, California, United States: A juicy, robust Californian Cabernet bursting with aromas and flavours of fleshy black plum, blackberry and cassis all nicely wrapped in toasty oak. Perfect for a steak or prime rib. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb Bolognese, grilled New York strip loin, hard cheese, braised pork shanks. Drink: 2014 - 2018 432211 13.5% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 90/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château De Panigon 2010, Médoc, Bordeaux A.C., France: Tastes almost Rhone-like in it's depth and concentration of black raspberry and cedar brush flavour. Good value. Decant 2 hours and enjoy with a rare steak. Drink: 2014 - 2018 348250 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. May 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Napa Valley, California, United States: Intensely concentrated black fruit and smoke in this terrific Californian red wine with full-bodied weight and a supple texture. Lovely dried herbs and tobacco on the finish of this Napa Valley classic. This Cabernet Sauvignon was aged 21 months in oak barrels. This one will go for a while in your cellar, but why wait? decant 1-2 hours. Pair with filet mignon. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: chicken, braised lamb, roast beef, rosemary pork tenderloin. Drink: 2014 - 2019 212951 14.5% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 93/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

First Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Napa Valley, California, United States: This is a good value for Napa Valley cabernet. Nicely balanced oak with smoke and cocoa-mocha aromas. Although it's robust, it's not heavy. Attractive wisps of hickory smoke on the finish along with cassis and blackcurrant. Try it with a rare steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled steaks, pulled pork, venison burgers, hard cheese, prime rib. Drink: 2014 - 2018 188110 14.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 88/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet 2011, Alexander Valley, California, United States: A savoury and rich Californian Cabernet with aromas of cedar brush, dried herbs and cassis. There is a splash of Merlot in this wine. Drink: 2016 - 2022 943472 13.5% D 750 mL $35.00 Score: 92/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Les Maîtres Vignerons De La Presqu'ile De Saint-Tropez Carte Noire Rosé 2015, Côtes De Provence, Provence A.P., France: This glorious French rose is great for grilled veggies. This lovely rose smells like summer: warm grass and redolent field flowers. Fleeting notes of wild berries haunt this dry rose. Love the salmon pink hue on this wine. Perfect for pasta in cream sauce or fresh salads. A crisp finish, infused with raspberry tang and beachside memories. Love the curvy bottle. Rosé food pairings: curried pork, sweet and sour pork, pork croquettes. Drink: 2015 - 2017 319384 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. May 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mas Des Bressades Cuvée Tradition Rosé 2015, Costières De Nîmes, Rhone A.P., France: Lovely, red floral, wild strawberry, bone-dry, mouth-watering. Packed with flavour yet not heavy. Perfect for grilled Portobello mushroom and eggplant dishes. Rosé food pairings: curried pork, sweet and sour pork, pork croquettes. Drink: 2015 - 2017 950576 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. May 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fielding Rosé 2015, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Pink grapefruit and vibrant tart cherry notes. Come alive palate, wake up you over there sleeping on the dock. Pair with grilled seafood. Rosé food pairings: veal chops in creamy white wine sauce, veal schnitzel, Osso Buco, veal liver and olives in rose sauce. Drink: 2015 - 2017 53421 12.3% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis Bernard Tavel Rosé 2015, Rhone A.P., France: A superb and full-bodied southern French rose with aromas of strawberries and raspberries. Dry and refreshing. Pair with planked salmon or grilled chicken. Rosé food pairings: roast chicken Marbella, roast chicken paprika with onion and herb stuffing, roast chicken with lemon and rosemary. Drink: 2016 - 2017 450833 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. May 2016. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tantalus Vineyards Rosé 2015, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely BC rose that's a blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. So fragrant and floral with fleeting notes of small field strawberries. Dry and refreshing. Pair with planked salmon. Drink: 2016 - 2018 13.3% XD 750 mL $21.90 Score: 92/100. May 2016. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery Lapierre Réserve Brut Crémant De Bourgogne, Burgundy, A.C., France: Lots of fresh acidity and green apple notes in this well-priced French sparkling wine. Pair with shellfish. Crémant De Bourgogne food pairings: coconut shrimp, pasta with cheese-based sauce, caviar, turkey.. Drink: 2014 - 2018 991562 12% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. May 2016. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Rosewood Estates Winery & Meadery Süssreserve Riesling 2015, 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: 2015 - 2018 258806 9.9% M 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. May 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

First Press Chardonnay 2013, Napa Valley, California, United States: Lots of butterscotch, caramel, vanilla smoke and hickory on the nose of this full-bodied Californian white wine made from Chardonnay grapes that's been generously oak aged. Pair with roasted chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, grilled seafood, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, beef bourguignon, breads. Drink: 2014 - 2018 199810 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Conundrum 2014, California, United States: This Californian blend of many white wine grapes is always an aromatic treat: floral with fresh apricot and spice notes. Pair with Asian dishes. Food pairings: coquilles St Jacques, Greek salad, salmon tartare served on shaved carrot and zucchini. Drink: 2016 - 2018 694653 13.5% M 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: A grassy, herbal Sauvignon Blanc with an acidic attack on the palate. Mouth-puckering white grapefruit and lime on the palate. Pair with salads. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Masala salad, saffron potato cakes, spinach and watercress salad with raspberry dressing. Drink: 2016 - 2017 677450 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 87/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Joseph Mellot La Chatellenie Sancerre 2014, Loire A.C., France: A grassy, herbal, fresh-cut hay French white wine. Pair with seafood. Sancerre food pairings: oyster spinach green onion crusted with mashed potato hot pot, potted shrimp on herbed toast, seafood chowder. Drink: 2015 - 2017 525154 12.5% D 750 mL $31.95 Score: 87/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio 2015, Südtirol, Alto Adige D.O.C., Italy: Pinot Grigio is usually not this aromatic, which makes this wine both unusual and terrific! Aromas of green pear, golden apple, lime and grapefruit. This is outstanding northern Italian Pinot Grigio. Some white pear and stony minerality on the palate. Medium-bodied and thirst-quenching: perfect as an aperitif or companion to seafood or shellfish. Highly recommended. Pinot Grigio food pairings: oysters Rockefeller, pan-fired pickerel, fried herb-crusted and panko trout. Drink: 2015 - 2017 954024 13.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. May 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Te Pa Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: The cool climate of the Wairau Valley produces fresh, crisp Sauvignon Blanc. Aromas of lime and chives. Pair with fresh seafood. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: baked white fish with corn and mashed potatoes, clam, mussel and scallop hot pot, steamed lemon shrimp fresh vegetables and vermicelli in rice wraps. Drink: 2015 - 2017 450668 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. May 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

3 Stones Premium Selection Pinot Gris 2015, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Great lime and citrus freshness with racy mouth-watering acidity for fresh seafood and shellfish in this New Zealand white wine made from Pinot Gris grapes. True cool climate zest. Pinot Gris food pairings: lemon sole, tilapia filets with pesto sauce, planked salmon. Drink: 2016 - 2018 362053 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. May 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Auntsfield Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Southern Valleys, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Zesty, herbal with fresh cut grass and chives on the nose and palate. This producer makes some outstanding wines. Terrific lime awakening of the taste buds! Citrus lift on this medium-bodied wine. Spring refreshment in a glass. Some notes of kiwi and green herbs on a dry finish. Terrific! Finishes with a gooseberry, citrus zing. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: oriental chicken salad with yoghurt and citrus dressing. Drink: 2015 - 2017 663286 13% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. May 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Maria Estate Southern Clays Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Gorgeous tropical fruit and wild thyme on the nose of this flinty, mineral-rich Sauvignon Blanc. Terrific flavour extraction without heaviness. Aromas of grapefruit, smoke and lime. Pair with smoked salmon. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: baked goat cheese with cranberry and cherry coulee, goat cheese green onion and smoked salmon pizza. Drink: 2015 - 2016 447474 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. May 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gehringer Brothers Classic Riesling 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Lemongrass and wet stone: very pretty white florals and mouth-watering acidity. Aromas of peach blossom and dry honey. Pair with seafood. Riesling food pairings: lemon and green herb crusted fried sole, seafood bites on crackers (seafood tapas). Drink: 2016 - 2021 171488 13.3% M 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. May 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2013, Sonoma County, California, United States: Juicy and full-bodied Californian Chardonnay, with a great balance between toasty oak and fleshy pear fruit aromas. Finishes with apple, baking spices and guava. Try it with roast turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken in wild mushroom sauce, baked chicken in rose sauce. Drink: 2015 - 2018 275552 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. May 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stags' Leap Winery Chardonnay 2014, Napa Valley, California, United States: A Chardonnay that's vibrant and alive! Great acidity yet lovely richness and complexity with green apple, baking spice and tree fruit aromas. This is superb craftsmanship for one of California's flagship white wines. Lovely baked apple and vanilla smoke on a long finish. Highly recommended. Chardonnay food pairings: veal masala, veal and ham casserole, veal breast with herb stuffing. Drink: 2016 - 2018 655381 14.1% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 90/100. May 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Famiglia Bianchi Chardonnay 2015, Mendoza, Argentina: Lovely Argentine Chardonnay, especially for the price! Rich and round white wine, with green apple aromas and a toasty goodness. The grapes for this Chardonnay were handpicked and then the wine was barrel-fermented for extra creaminess and texture. There's some golden lemon notes on the finish. Lots of toasty oak. Leaves you longing for more. Produced by Valentín Bianchi, this is an amazing robust Chardonnay for the money! Chardonnay food pairings: smoked salmon and crème fraiche, fresh trout stuffed with shrimp and spring onion, spring onion and shrimp spring rolls. Drink: 2017 - 2019 1461 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. May 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Concha Y Toro Serie Riberas Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2013, Colchagua Valley, Chile: A full-bodied, pleasant Chilean Chardonnay that's well-priced. Pair with roasted chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: steamed mussed in their own juice, tomato and clam linguine, linguini with rose sauce. Drink: 2015 - 2018 287995 14% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. May 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Graham Beck Game Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014, Paarl, Coastal Region W.O., South Africa: Zesty chardonnay with biting green apple and some smoke. Amazing price. Chenin Blanc food pairings: turkey and vegetable casserole, roasted teriyaki turkey wings and legs, rolled turkey roast. Drink: 2016 - 2020 443366 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. May 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Roland Lavantureux Chablis 2014, Chablis, Burgundy A.C., France: Crisp and clean with green apple and white melon notes. Good acidity for shellfish. Chablis food pairings: smoked whitefish on baguette, avocado and smoked salmon salad. Drink: 2015 - 2019 328807 12.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 87/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mas Des Bressades Cuvée Tradition Roussanne 2015, Costières De Nîmes, Rhones A.P., France: Dry, crisp and clean and excellently priced! If you like pinot grigio, give this white a try. Some terrific floral notes on the finish. In the early twentieth-century, the Marès family started making wine in Algeria, but later moved to Bordeaux to start Château Puy Castéra and then on to the Rhone in the Costières de Nîmes region for this coveted winery. This wine is a zesty blend of Grenache Blanc and Roussanne grapes. Try is with fresh seafood. Roussanne food pairings: steamed crab with lemon garlic butter sauce, seafood salad, mussel and clam soup. Drink: 2017 - 2020 701094 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. May 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bischofliche Weingüter Trier Ayler Kupp Riesling Kabinett 2013, Mosel, Germany: A pretty, floral, off-dry German Riesling. Pair with fresh seafood. Riesling Kabinett food pairings: chicken tikka masala, potato and cauliflower yellow curry, vegetable coconut curry. Drink: 2015 - 2019 445809 8% MS 750 mL $23.95 Score: 89/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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