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Vintages Release May 28, 2016

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Dessert Wines

Dona Antonia Ferreira Late Bottled Vintage Port 2010, Douro D.O.P., Portugal: Wow! Gorgeous layers of black plum preserves, blackberry jam and dark fruit richness. This is such a wonderful wine. If you haven’t had port at the end of meal, deny yourself no longer! Port food pairings: roasted almonds, hazelnut and dark chocolate galet, blue cheeses. Drink: 2014 - 2020 675751 20.5% S 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. May 2016. Best Value Dessert Wines Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lustau Puerto Fino Solera Reserva Fino Sherry, Jerez D.O., Spain: A dry, fortified wine with alluring aromas of toasted hazelnut, almond, and coffee. Perfect pairing for olives, salty almonds and tapas. Sherry food pairings: roasted, salted nuts and charcuterie. Drink: 2016 - 2020 43315 15.5% D 375 mL $11.95 Score: 90/100. May 2016. Best Value Dessert Wines Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Other Wines/Drinks

Miguel Torres 15 Reserva Privada Imperial Brandy, Spain: A sweet and luscious distilled Spanish spirit; this brandy features aromas of caramel and molasses. Great after-dinner sipper. Drink: 2016 - 2027 455097 40% S 750 mL $49.95 Score: 91/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

MontGras ANTU Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Maipo Valley, Chile: A full-bodied, well-balanced Chilean Cabernet with aromas of blackberry, plum and cassis and toasty oak. Pair with grilled meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: rare roast beef, grilled pork chops, blue cheeses. Drink: 2015 - 2018 444703 14.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. May 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Feudi Del Pisciotto Versace Nero D'avola 2012, Sicily I.G.T., Italy: A full-bodied, smooth red wine from southern Italy's island of Sicily and made from the native Nero d'Avola grape (nero means black). Pair with grilled meats. Nero D'avola food pairings: grilled pork sausages, pork ribs. Drink: 2014 - 2019 440792 14% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 89/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Lacroix-Vanel Fine Amor Pézenas Grenache 2013, Coteaux Du Languedoc, Midi A.C., France: Full-bodied, dry with dried black fruit. Smooth with acidity. Tart black finish. Pair with grilled meats. Grenache food pairings: rare roast beef, grilled pork chops, blue cheeses. Drink: 2015 - 2019 343418 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Familia Garcés Silva Boya Pinot Noir 2013, Leyda Valley, Chile: A vibrant Chilean Pinot Noir with lots of acidity on the palate and tart berry notes. Very dry with polished tannins. Pair with salmon or tuna. Pinot Noir food pairings: hard cheeses, charcuterie, game pate. Drink: 2015 - 2020 444711 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. May 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Des Jacques Moulin-A-Vents Clos De Rochegrès 2013, Beaujolais, Burgundy A.C., France: Produced by the house of Louis Jadot, this is a robust and full-bodied Beaujolais with richness and depth. Aromas of baking spices, tart black cherry and a little smoke. The 2013 Chateau des Jacques Moulin-a-Vent Clos de Rochegres has a small violet lift through the mid-palate. Smooth and medium- to almost full-bodied with polished tannins. Food pairings: cedar-planked salmon, charcuterie, grilled chicken. Drink: 2015 - 2020 737494 13% XD 750 mL $43.95 Score: 88/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bodegas Goru Ego 2013, Jumilla D.O.P., Spain: Purple and black sweetly ripe plums and some mocha and dark chocolate from oak aging. Supple, smooth and full-bodied. Pair with grilled pork chops. Food pairings: beef burgers, stuffed flank steak, grilled flat iron steak. Drink: 2015 - 2019 443945 14.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. May 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kaiken Ultra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Mendoza, Argentina: A rich, deeply concentrated red with blackberry liqueur and blueberry preserve aromas. Smooth and full-bodied. Fantastic for barbecues. This is a red for hedonists and evenings beside a crackling fire. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: prime rib, hearty meat stews, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2015 - 2020 135202 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Layer Cake Shiraz 2014, South Australia, Australia: Mostly liquid oak: mocha, espresso, black tar and more oak. Same company as the Layer Cake Primitivo from Italy. More grandfather stories on the back label. Shiraz food pairings: grilled flank steak, meat and cheese tacos, pork rib roast. Drink: 2016 - 2020 186197 14.9% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 87/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Santa Cruz Mountains, California, United States: The 2013 vintage of Ridge's Monte Bello doesn't disappoint: towering, rich, deep, complex and long on the finish. This wine is the full package, but it needs serious cellar time before enjoying it. Black fruit, anise and dark spice. Pair with your grandchildren's wedding. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: venison steak, prime rib roast, bison burgers. Drink: 2017 - 2030 405332 14.5% XD 750 mL $191.95 Score: 95/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Peyros Vieilles Vignes Tannat Cabernet Franc 2010, Madiran, Southwest A.C., France: Made from grapes grown on vines that are 40 years old +. A robust blend of Tannat and Cabernet Franc. On the palate, tar, smoke and black fruit. Full-bodied, rustic and raring to go. Pair with grilled meats. Tannat Cabernet Franc food pairings: roast veal, wild boar tenderloin venison stew. Drink: 2011 - 2020 234997 13.1% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 87/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino 2010, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Dry, mouth-watering with puckering tannins on the palate. Black, charred fruit and toasty oak. Needs cellar time, then decant 2 hours. Pair with wild boar with black truffle. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: rich tomato sauce and pasta, Margherita pizza, cheese pizza. Drink: 2012 - 2017 175091 13.5% XD 375 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ruffino Ducale Oro Riserva Chianti Classico 2010, Tuscany, Italy: This big Italian red wine needs serious cellar time. The 2010 vintage was a powerful one and it shows in the glass of this Sangiovese-based wine. Aromas of tart cherry, earth, dust and smoke. Decant 1-2 hours. Perfect for juicy meat dishes. Chianti Classico food pairings: meat-sauce pasta, meat lovers' pizza, beef stew. Drink: 2016 - 2022 353201 13.5% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 92/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thirty Bench Wine Makers Red 2013, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Savoury and feral with cedar underbrush and wild cassis. Layered and full-bodied with a smooth texture. Pair with roast beef. Food pairings: hard cheese, barbecued steak. Drink: 2014 - 2018 320986 13.1% XD 750 mL $24.00 Score: 89/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino 2010, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Dry, mouth-watering with puckering tannins on the palate. Black, charred fruit and toasty oak. Needs cellar time, then decant 2 hours. Pair with wild boar with black truffle. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: grilled steak, roast leg of lamb, hard cheese, veal piccata.. Drink: 2018 - 2025 378257 14% D 750 mL $54.95 Score: 91/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stags' Leap Winery Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Napa Valley, California, United States: Rich, luscious and full-bodied with velvet layers of fleshy blackberries to caress your tongue and senses. Lovely nuances of smoke, forest floor and bacon. Racy, chewy and satisfying. Pair with a rare steak Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pepper steaks, smoky ribs, hard cheese, braised pork shanks.. Drink: 2015 - 2020 708982 14.5% XD 750 mL $69.95 Score: 92/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre 2012, Veneto I.G.T., Italy: Aromas of coffee and espresso nose, with black fruit and smoke on the nose and palate of this robust red. Smooth and mouth-filling on the palate with black fruit and smoke on a long finish. Decant 2 hours and enjoy with meat lovers' pizza. Food pairings: pizza with meat, pork tenderloin, rare beef steaks.. Drink: 2015 - 2020 672931 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Merlot 2013, South Australia, Australia: Full-bodied with blackberry and mint and smoke. Smooth with a long finish. Pair with prime rib. Drink: 2014 - 2018 446682 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carpineto Riserva Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2010, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Mature and subtle. Like it a lot better than the 2013 that was released a few weeks ago. Contemplative wine. Dusty, savoury, classic Italian red wine with aromas of lovely tart black cherries, cedar smoke, violets. Nicely integrated nuances of oak and vanillin. This robust red has a good grip on the palate so decant for 1-2 hours then enjoy with prime rib. Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano food pairings: beef. Drink: 2015 - 2019 368910 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Shaw & Smith Shiraz 2012, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia: A full-bodied, juicy Australian red wine with notes of dark berries and spices. Pair with roast beef. Shiraz food pairings: gourmet hamburger, braised short ribs, vegetable stew. Drink: 2014 - 2019 686659 14.5% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 90/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viña Ventisquero Queulat Carmenère 2012, Maipo Valley, Chile: Blackberry and purple plum depth on the palate of this Single Vineyard Gran Reserva red wine; it's also juicy, full-bodied and smooth. Terrific pleasure in the glass. Open it tonight with some pizza. Notes of black pepper and spice on the finish. Pair with grilled pork chops. Carmenère food pairings: wild boar stew, roast turkey, hot roast beef sandwiches with gravy. Drink: 2014 - 2019 243386 14.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. May 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tommasi Rafaèl Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2013, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Lots of mouth -watering acidity and sour cherry on the nose and palate. Cries out for a tangy tomato sauce. Valpolicella Classico Superiore food pairings: hard cheeses, spaghetti Bolognese. Drink: 2014 - 2018 23259 12.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château De La Grave Caractere 2012, Côtes De Bourg, Bordeaux A.C., France: Very sexy Merlot on the nose and palate from the sensational 2012 vintage. Seductive aromas of fleshy black plums and blackberries with some clove dust mingling in between. Pleasingly grip yet it's velvet smooth. Decant 1-2 hours. Pair with veal chops. Exceptional for the price. Food pairings: pork tenderloin en croute, stuffed roast breast of veal, hearty root vegetable stew. Drink: 2014 - 2020 224683 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Avondale Jonty's Ducks Pekin Red 2011, Paarl W.O., South Africa: A full-bodied, dark fruited organic wine offers lots of smoky and savoury goodness on the palate. Mouth-watering acidity. Pair with game meats and yes, duck. Food pairings: bison stew, beef rib, venison stroganoff. Drink: 2013 - 2018 383547 14% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. May 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viticcio Chianti Classico 2012, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A full-bodied and rustic Italian red wine with aromas of dried herbs and wild tart berries. Pair with grilled meats. Chianti Classico food pairings: Margherita pizza, roasted hearty root vegetables, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2014 - 2019 283580 13.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 88/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Du Donjon Grande Tradition Shiraz 2012, Minervois, Midi A.C., France: Holy purple peppers! Full-bodied and smooth. Perfect for barbecued meats. Shiraz food pairings: smoked ribs, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2014 - 2020 275578 14% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. May 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

d'Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz 2013, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Meaty, savoury and lip-smacking delicious! Enticing eucalyptus and blackberry aromas in this full-bodied, smooth Australian red wine. Sure to please even the most hardened cabernet fan. Loaded with concentrated dark red fruit flavours on the finish, along with a spice kick. This robust red wine was not fined or filtered. Pair with meat lovers pizza. Shiraz food pairings: black bean soup, blue cheese, caramelized onion dip. Drink: 2015 - 2020 984021 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

John's Blend No. 38 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Langhorne Creek, South Australia, Australia: The 2012 vintage of the Individual Selection No. 35 from John Glaetzer is concentrated flavours of cherry and raspberry jam in this robust red. It's dry but loaded with flavour. Toasted and roasted black fruit and tarry toasty oak. After fermentation is completed in new French hogshead barrels, this wine was matured in those barrels for 40 months. Pair with rare filet mignon. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb Bolognese, beef enchiladas, barbecued ribs in sauce. Drink: 2015 - 2020 927640 14.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masserie Pisari Primitivo 2013, Salento Rosso, Puglia I.G.T., Italy: A delicious, full-bodied red at a great price. Lots of complexity and richness here with aromas of black plum and blackberry. A nice long finish. Primitivo from Italy, like this one, and Zinfandel from California are the same grapes. Pair with meat lovers' pizza or hamburgers. Primitivo food pairings: cheese pizza, hard cheeses, roast leg of veal. Drink: 2015 - 2019 270306 14% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. May 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Aldiano Riserva Montepulciano D'abruzzo 2011, Abruzzo D.O.P., Italy: Lots of mocha and dark chocolate on the nose from lavish oak aging. Dark fruit aromas and flavours. Concentrated with some smoke, vanilla and dark fruit on the finish. Decant for 1-2 hours. Pair with rare steak. Montepulciano D'abruzzo food pairings: grilled meats, quiche, eggplant, lamb, pasta bolognese. Drink: 2013 - 2019 51706 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viticcio Bere Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2013, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: Full-bodied with blackberry and tart black cherry aromas on the nose and palate. This is a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. Some dark spice and smoke on the finish. Perfect for gourmet hamburgers. Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot food pairings: feta cheese stuffed hamburgers, teriyaki tofu burgers. Drink: 2013 - 2019 224311 13% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clos Du Val Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Napa Valley, California, United States: Mocha and dark chocolate from oak aging. Smooth and full-bodied. A solid Californian Cabernet that shows well every year. Aromas of cassis and blackcurrant with toasty oak. Pair with a pepper steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: Margherita pizza, roasted hearty root vegetables, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2016 - 2022 325779 14.1% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 89/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Serego Alighieri 650 Anniversario Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2011, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Juicy with mouth-watering acidity and pleasantly bitter, tarry black fruit and spice and wood smoke. Full-bodied but not heavy and a good food companion. Valpolicella Classico Superiore food pairings: game, roast leg of lamb.. Drink: 2013 - 2019 661306 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012, Santa Cruz Mountains, California, United States: The 2012 vintage of the Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon has seductive aromas and flavours of black plum, cassis, blackberry, violets and smoke. Pair with grilled pork chops. Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot food pairings: pork roast, slow-cooked pork shanks and cannellini beans. Drink: 2013 - 2020 89284 13.7% XD 750 mL $74.95 Score: 93/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bachelder La Petite Charmotte Pinot Noir 2013, Burgundy A.C., France: Thomas Bachelder, former winemaker at Niagara's Le Clos Jordanne, is gaining an international reputation for his voluptuous style of pinot noirs that display Old World finesse and New World energy, like this one. Aromas of field berries and wild flowers. So pretty, smooth and luscious! Pair with seared tuna. Pinot Noir food pairings: Tourtière, roast beef, turkey. Drink: 2015 - 2021 357228 13% XD 750 mL $58.95 Score: 91/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Mathieu Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2012, Rhone A.C., France: A full-bodied southern French red wine blend with aromas of dark fruit, graphite and smoke. Supple tannins. Pair with a juicy steak. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: pork roast, lamb stew, prime rib steak. Drink: 2014 - 2020 971564 14% D 750 mL $41.95 Score: 90/100. May 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Zinfandel 2012, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Supple, full-bodied, yet mellow: the kind of wine you'd sip slowly while watching The Godfather or Dracula. (Yes, the winery owner is that Francis Ford Coppola, the famous movie director.) Dark fruit and a long finish. Finishes with black raspberry and cracked pepper. Signature Dry Creek Zin with that cool climate influence and balance. Pair with beef brisket. Zinfandel food pairings: turkey, pizza, hamburgers, venison, chicken. Drink: 2015 - 2019 203208 14% D 750 mL $38.95 Score: 89/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Domaine Des Carteresses Tavel Rosé 2015, Rhone A.C., France: Field fresh raspberries greet you on the nose followed by some watermelon and red grapefruit. This is truly liquid refreshment, with a lovely sunset thrown into the glass as extra. This is a wide-ranging and all-embracing rose that will please many people, but especially you. Rosé food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, grilled Ahi tuna. Drink: 2016 - 2018 739474 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 92/100. May 2016. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Val Joanis Tradition Rosé 2015, Luberon, Rhone A.P., France: Strawberry blossoms and roses in sunshine in this bubbly. Light, delicate yet delicious and dry. Try it with shellfish. Rosé food pairings: grilled chicken breast, crab cakes and pesto sauce, smoked whitefish. Drink: 2016 - 2018 707281 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. May 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Peninsula Ridge Estate Winery Beal Vineyard Cabernet Rosé 2015, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Orange zest on the nose. Dry and refreshing with incredible mouth-watering action for the acidity. Lovely aromas of field strawberries. Great price. Cabernet Rosé food pairings: grilled jumbo prawns with a peach salsa, crab cakes with mango chutney. Drink: 2015 - 2017 177840 13.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. May 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Belle Glos Oeil De Perdrix Pinot Noir Blanc Rosé 2015, Sonoma Coast, California, United States: Light and pretty with summer fleeting aromas of field strawberries. Bone-dry and refreshing. Pair with pate or cold chicken sandwiches. Pinot Noir Blanc Rosé food pairings: grilled seafood, planked salmon. Drink: 2016 - 2017 343020 12.6% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Jackson-Triggs Entourage Grand Reserve Méthode Classique Brut 2011, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Excellent quality and taste for the price! Toasty, refreshing and classic Niagara bubbly. Serve this at New Year's or a wedding with pride. Toasty with green apple goodness and a lovely and persistent mousse. This is classic and elegant with the right finesse for any celebration. Pair this zesty sparkling wine with lobster, crab, shrimp, oysters and grilled calamari seafood platter. This Ontario sparkler uses the traditional Champagne method and grapes to make the wine. It's a blend of Pinot Noir (70%) and Chardonnay (30%) grapes. Pair with potato chips and celebrity gossip. Food pairings: caviar, tempura, sushi, smoked trout, shellfish. Drink: 2013 - 2016 234161 12% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. May 2016. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Jackson-Triggs Reserve Viognier 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely textbook classic Niagara Viognier with aromas of rosewater, lilies, white peach and spice. Pair with mild to medium curries. Drink: 2014 - 2018 445700 12% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. May 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kim Crawford Small Parcels Chardonnay 2013, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand: Full-bodied, voluptuous and layered with butterscotch goodness and pineapple aromas. Yet not cloying or heavy, just mouth-filling and soul satisfying. Pair with roast chicken. Drink: 2014 - 2019 378604 13% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. May 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave Spring Cellars CSV Riesling 2013, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Aromas of wet stone and lime, with bracing acidity but you will embrace it just as it embraces you and all your senses. Liquid gorgeous. Cave Spring reigns when it comes to all styles of Niagara Riesling. Sublime and divine. Pair with fresh white fish. Riesling food pairings: roast chicken, grilled chicken with lemongrass stalk, spicy pasta dishes, turkey. Drink: 2014 - 2022 566026 11.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. May 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Souverain Chardonnay 2013, North Coast, California, United States: A buttery, rich, full-bodied Californian Chardonnay with seductive aromas of green apple, peach, pear and vanilla smoke. air with grilled chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: spring vegetable pizza with goat cheese, sundried tomato, zucchini and red onion pizza,. Drink: 2015 - 2018 158600 13.9% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. May 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Oatley Vineyards Signature Series Chardonnay 2014, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia: A full-bodied white wine that's rich and buttery with some smoke on the nose from generous oak aging. Supple, layered and tasty. Great price. Try with seafood pasta in a cream sauce or roast chicken or turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: pan fired scallops, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, beef bourguignon, pork tenderloin, toasted ravioli served with Alfredo sauce. Drink: 2014 - 2018 350900 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flat Rock Unplugged Chardonnay 2014, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Clean and crisp with notes of green apple and lime zest. Great acidity for fresh seafood. Unplugged references the fact that this wine was not oak aged. Chardonnay food pairings: pan fried scallops, grilled seafood, stuffed chicken, beef bourguignon. Drink: 2014 - 2017 68015 12.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. May 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

13th Street Winery June's Vineyard Riesling 2013, Creek Shores, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Fresh, crisp and clean Niagara Riesling with lemon and lime zest and just hint of that wet stone petrol I adore. Perfect for vegetarian dishes and shellfish. Riesling food pairings: grilled chicken with lemongrass stalk, spicy pasta dishes, Feta cheese, butternut squash risotto, duck liver pate. Drink: 2013 - 2019 147512 12.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. May 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2013, Columbia Valley, Washington State, United States: This full-bodied Washington white wine is so classically made at such a terrific price! Die-hard Chardonnay lovers will embrace this wine, but so too will other white wine drinkers because it’s not heavy in oak or alcohol. Lovely green apple and melon aromas with a seductive weave of vanilla smoke. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2017 232439 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. May 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fielding Estate Winery Pinot Gris 2014, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Refreshing and crisp Niagara white wine with aromas of lime, white melon and grapefruit. This is no boring Pinot Gris, it comes alive in the glass. Try it as an aperitif or companion to seafood. This estate bottled Pinot Gris offers lots of vim and vigour in the glass. Lots of acidity for food, especially shellfish. Pinot Gris food pairings: mixed grain salad, grilled chicken and veggies. Drink: 2014 - 2017 251108 12.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 87/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Muga Barrel Fermented White Viura 2015, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: This lovely Spanish white wine offers yellow apple, Asian pear and lily aromas. Medium-bodied. Dry and refreshing. Try it with roast chicken. Viura food pairings: roast chicken, grilled trout, pork. Drink: 2016 - 2018 958736 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. May 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montes Limited Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Leyda Valley, Chile: Grassy great and refreshing. Limes, chives and lemon dance in the glass. Mouth-watering and refreshing. Pair with fresh seafood. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: grilled whitefish, tuna salad, goat cheese and spinach salad. Drink: 2015 - 2017 32060 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. May 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 2014, Napa Valley, California, United States: Full-bodied with toasted almond and hazelnut and smoke from oak aging. Green apple brightness on the palate with mouth-watering acidity. Chardonnay food pairings: seared scallops, grilled seafood, stuffed roast chicken. Drink: 2015 - 2018 701748 13.7% XD 750 mL $75.95 Score: 89/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pieropan Classico Soave Garganega 2014, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Crisp Italian white wine without oak. Loads of acidity. Lime fresh. Pair with vegetarian dishes, seafood or shellfish. Garganega food pairings: tempura seafood, calamari, scallop stew. Drink: 2015 - 2018 946848 12% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 84/100. May 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Coopers Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Bursting with lime freshness and lemongrass. Lots of mouth-watering acidity for fresh seafood. Tangy and tasty. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: oysters on the half shell, chicken and sage skewers, garden salad. Drink: 2015 - 2017 957407 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. May 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Finca El Origen Estate Reserva Torrontés 2015, Salta, Argentina: White floral aromas and a profusion of peach-pear happiness on the nose of this Argentine white wine. Try this wine made from the lesser-known Torrontes grape if you haven't and open your world to more happiness. The grapes are grown in Argentina’s Salta region. Finishes with white peach and lime blossom. Pair with mild to medium spicy dishes and curries. Torrontés food pairings: lobster salad with Meyer lemon and grilled asparagus, crab cakes with mango chutney. Drink: 2015 - 2017 262089 14.3% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. May 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wolfberger Signature Pinot Gris 2014, Alsace A.C., France: Clean and crisp with just a touch of sweetness. Medium-bodied and refreshing. Pair with seafood or crabs legs. Pinot Gris food pairings: pork tenderloin, roast turkey, duck rillettes with apricot purée. Drink: 2015 - 2018 398172 12.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. May 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rustenberg Chardonnay 2014, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: Love this style of South African chardonnay. Toasty and rich but also mouth-watering and vibrant: it's got it all. This wine was aged in 40% new and 60% second-use oak barrels for a year. Toasted almond and green apple on the nose with lime-orange citrus on the palate. Balanced and lovely with a long finish. Wow! Pair with grilled chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: turkey burgers, crab cakes, chicken breast, lobster in butter sauce. Drink: 2014 - 2017 598631 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. May 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Forrest Estate The Doctors' Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Classic Kiwi Savvy nose here: herbal yes, but not too grassy. Incredibly mouth-watering and juicy with fresh notes of lime, lemon and white grapefruit. Hard to believe the alcohol level is so low with so much flavour here, but yay! Try this with fresh seafood or shellfish to keep the other doctor away ;) Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: salads, seafood, pasta with cream-based sauce. Drink: 2015 - 2017 317842 9% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. May 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Catena Alamos Chardonnay 2014, Mendoza, Argentina: A buttery, rich Argentine white wine made from the classic Chardonnay grape. Terrific price for this value and taste. Pair with fried chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled whitefish, roast chicken, grilled chicken with lemongrass stalk,. Drink: 2016 - 2019 448761 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. May 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Crema Chardonnay 2014, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: A full-bodied, well-rounded, buttery wine with lovely balancing acidity and citrus fruit notes. Ideal for roast chicken or seafood with cream sauces, as well as lobster in butter. Finishes with nuances of fresh golden apple, pear and crème brûlée. Chardonnay food pairings: pasta with a rosé sauce, grilled turkey, cucumber and watercress sandwiches. Drink: 2015 - 2018 67231 14.5% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 91/100. May 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay 2013, Napa Valley, California, United States: California Chardonnay as good as it gets! Buttery, voluptuous layers of ripe peaches, pears and other tree fruit. No malolactic fermentation so the vibrancy of the fruit character is preserved. A smoky finish. Chardonnay food pairings: fish tacos, smoked salmon, grilled whitefish. Drink: 2015 - 2022 346304 14.5% XD 750 mL $67.95 Score: 94/100. May 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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