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Wine Picks June 5, 2016

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Note: This batch of wine reviews is not part of the bi-weekly Vintages Releases. Instead, it's a collection of wines outside the Vintages section in store (general list) or wines sent to me directly from wineries that may not yet be available in liquor stores. Click on the Winery or Wine Agency link to get more info.

Red Wine

Barossa Valley Estate Grenache Shiraz Mouvedre 2012, Barossa Valley, Australia: Beautiful richness and complexity in this robust, velvet smooth Australian red wine. This is a traditional GSM blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mouvedre, with each grape contributing different aromas and textural elements. Highly recommended. Drink: 2013 - 2018 438440 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 93/100. June 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mark West Pinot Noir 2012, Santa Lucia Highlands, California, United States: A smooth, supple Californian Pinot Noir with lots of toasty oak, mocha, espresso and coffee on the nose from aging in French oak barrels. Silky tannins. The winery is situated above the Salinas Valley. Pair with coffee-rubbed pork chops or a pepper steak. Yum! Drink: 2013 - 2017 450189 13.8% D 750 mL $17.99 Score: 91/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Okanagan Cabernet Franc 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: This BC red wine is made from Cabernet Franc grapes grown in the winery's Rock Pocket Vineyard and North Bench Oliver vineyards. Smoky, dark and savoury with charred black fruit and toasty oak. Pair with a rare steak. Decant 2 hours. Cabernet Franc food pairings: Herb encrusted roasted pork and roasted potatoes.. Drink: 2015 - 2021 370627 13% D 750 mL $27.97 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Okanagan Reserve 7 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Full-bodied, juicy and savoury BC red wine that's a blend of seven red grapes. Aromas of black plum and smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: grilled bison steaks, creamy gorgonzola cheese. Drink: 2015 - 2021 13% D 750 mL $30.00 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barossa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Barossa Valley, Australia: Classic cassis, black currant and wild blackberry on the nose of this seductive Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. Savoury dried herb and mouth-watering juiciness on the palate with tangy tomato and meat sauces. Great value! Drink: 2015 - 2019 493551 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz 2014, Barossa Valley, Australia: Richly aromatic nose of violets, black plum and blueberry on this full-bodied Australian Shiraz. So juicy and smooth on the palate. Perfect for roast beef and big meat dishes. Drink: 2015 - 2019 526532 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. June 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barossa Valley Estate Grenache Shiraz Mouvedre 2014, Barossa Valley, Australia: So seductive: gorgeous deep vein of black cherry liqueur runs through the heart of this full-throttle GSM Australian blend. Perfect for brisket or roast beef, but also rack of lamb. Superb craftsmanship. Drink: 2015 - 2019 438440 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. June 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Oyster Bay Merlot 2014, Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand: Round, smooth, supple Merlot with enticing aromas and flavours of fleshy black plum and blackberry on the nose and palate. Medium- to almost full-bodied. This would be a great match for grilled pork chops. Merlot food pairings: rare roast beef, coq au vin, lamb chops. Drink: 2014 - 2017 692343 13% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kacaba Vineyards Proprietor's Block Syrah 2013, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Peppery with fleshy ripe black plums. Smooth, supple and full-bodied. Pair with grilled lamb. Syrah food pairings: barbecue meats, steak au poivre, roast beef. Drink: 2016 - 2020 13% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Coyote's Run Estate Winery Black Paw Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A full-bodied, supple, savoury, mouth-watering Niagara Cabernet Sauvignon with aromas of wild cassis and tart blackberry. Decant 1-2 hours. Pair with a juicy steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: beef tenderloin, roast lamb, dry pork ribs, lightly aged cheddars and other flavourful cheeses. Drink: 2016 - 2024 367052 13% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Coyote's Run Estate Winery Five Mile Red 2014, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A supple, full-bodied beautifully balanced Niagara red wine blend of 55% Cabernet, 36% Merlot, 6% Pinot Noir and 2% Syrah grapes. Aromas of fleshy ripe berries. Pair with grilled pork chops. Five Mile Red food pairings: spiced or smoked foods, charcuterie, smoked meats, smoked cheeses, grilled meats. Drink: 2016 - 2019 283416 13% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Monte Creek Ranch Winery Ranch Hand Red Marquette Frontenac Noir Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014, Thompson Valley, British Columbia, Canada: This robust BC red wine is a blend of Marquette, Frontenac Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot grapes. Supple, smooth and full-bodied with mouth-watering, juicy flavours of fleshy black plums and berries. This wine was aged for 16 months in oak barrels. Pair with grilled meats. Marquette Frontenac Noir Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot food pairings: leaner cuts of meats, roasted meats. 13.3% D 750 mL $29.99 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Monte Creek Ranch Winery Hands Up Red 2014, Thompson Valley, British Columbia, Canada: A juicy, mouth-watering BC red wine with aromas of fleshy ripe black plum. Train robber Billy Miner is on the front label, a local rascal from the 1890s. This is a blend of Frontenac Noir, Marquette, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: mushroom dishes, duck, tomato based pastas. Drink: 2014 - 2017 13% D 750 mL $15.50 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jean Claude Mas Paul Mas Reserve Syrah 2014, Languedoc, France: A dry, smooth, supple, medium-bodied red wine from southern France made from the classic Syrah grape. Aromas of dark fleshy plum and toasty oak. Pair with grilled chicken or pork chops. Drink: 2014 - 2017 442228 14% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kacaba Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2014, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Mocha and dark chocolate on the nose of this attractive Niagara Cabernet Franc from oak aging. Mouth-watering and juicy on the palate with black plum flavours. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2016 - 2025 272146 13% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tobia Selección Crianza Tempranillo 2010, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Black and tarry with lots of toasty oak and charred blackened fruit. Pair with a rare steak. Tempranillo food pairings: Tourtière, roast beef, turkey. Drink: 2013 - 2017 364828 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sartori Amarone Della Valpolicella 2011, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: Smoky, meaty with bacon sizzle in this full-throttle Italian red wine. this is truly the benchmark for Valpolicella winemaking and uses those ancient methods of concentrating the wine via the drying the grapes and ripasso. Intense and powerful. Amarone Della Valpolicella food pairings: pizza meat. Drink: 2012 - 2020 85217 15% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 93/100. June 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sartori L'appassione 2013, Delle Venezie Rosso, Veneto I.G.T., Italy: Juicy, savoury, mouth-watering and lip-smacking delicious! Full-bodied and smooth with fleshy ripe berries and black plums. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: spaghetti Bolognese, vegetarian lasagna, ravioli with rich tomato sauce. Drink: 2015 - 2020 451716 13% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, North Coast, California, United States: A superbly balanced and elegant Californian Cabernet with great restraint, yet not shy on flavour or character at all. Aromas of fleshy black plum and smoke. Supple and smooth and juicy. Pair with roast beef. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pizza with meat, pork tenderloin, rare beef steaks... Drink: 2015 - 2019 453647 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. June 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Giuseppe Campagnola Ripasso Della Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2014, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Tannic with tart black fruit. Great price for this tasty Italian red wine with spice-black fruit aromas. It's full-bodied, supple, and smooth wine. A terrific party wine for sure to please many palates, or have a big feed of spaghetti and meatballs, or both. Mocha on the finish. Pair with hard cheeses and boisterous conversations. Ripasso Della Valpolicella Classico Superiore food pairings: grilled pork sausages, pork ribs. Drink: 2016 - 2019 313486 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau St. Jean Pinot Noir 2013, Napa Valley, California, United States: A lovely, seductive Californian Pinot Noir with aromas of black cherry and dark spice. Supple and medium-bodied and velvet smooth. Pair with grilled chicken. Drink: 2014 - 2019 308221 13.8% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. June 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Old Vines Baco Noir 2014, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Wow! This knocked my socks off. The vines for this Baco Noir were planted in the early 1980s, and yield incredibly concentrated and complex flavours in this wine. Dark, fleshy ripe, mouth-watering black plum and blackberry. This is your ultimate barbecue wine. Baco Noir food pairings: venison, lamb or steak, spicy pasta dishes with rich tomato sauces. Drink: 2016 - 2022 459966 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. June 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Frederic Brouca Champs-Pentus 2013, Faugères, France: A robust, peppery blend of 40% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 30% Carignan grapes. This southern French red wine from the Faugeres region rocks! Pair with grilled meats or a pepper steak. Drink: 2016 - 2025 13% XD 750 mL $20.00 Score: 91/100. June 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

CedarCreek Estate Winery CedarCreek Rosé 2015, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: An exceptional BC rose made from Pinot Noir grapes. Round and soft yet bursting with flavour. Refreshing and fragrant with summer field berries. Pair with grilled seafood. Rosé food pairings: a charcuterie board. Drink: 2015 - 2017 157412 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. June 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

CedarCreek Estate Winery Estate Merlot 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A robust BC red wine made from Merlot grapes. Fleshy ripe black plums and a smooth velvet texture. Perfect for grilled pork chops. Merlot food pairings: grilled pork tenderloin. Drink: 2014 - 2018 14.6% XD 750 mL $19.90 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

CedarCreek Estate Winery Cabernet Merlot 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Mocha and dark chocolate with some smoke on the nose of this full-bodied BC red wine blend of Cabernet and Merlot grapes. Savoury and supple with mouth-watering juiciness. Pair with grilled lamb chops. Drink: 2014 - 2018 175604 13.9% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Winery Cabernet Franc 2014, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Juicy and mouth-watering with fleshy black plums and tart blackberries. Smooth and supple and medium-bodied. Pair with grilled pork chops. Cabernet Franc food pairings: lamb, beef rosciutto, goat cheese, turkey, beef stew with root veggies, red pepper stuffed with rice and meat. Drink: 2014 - 2018 64618 12.3% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

CedarCreek Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Black cherry liqueur aromas on the nose and palate of this supple, smooth, medium-bodied BC Pinot Noir. Mouth-watering and juicy. Pair with grilled chicken. Drink: 2014 - 2019 273482 13.9% XD 750 mL $31.95 Score: 91/100. June 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montes Twins 2013, Colchagua Valley, Chile: Terrific value for the money! Fleshy black and purple plums with blueberry notes. Full-bodied and smooth. Perfect for BBQ meats and parties. Drink: 2013 - 2017 352054 14% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Catena Malbec 2014, Mendoza, Argentina: Juicy purple delicious! This Malbec gets your mouth watering just smelling it. Aromas of fleshy ripe black and purple plums. Full-bodied and smooth. Perfect for grilled meats. Malbec food pairings: cheese pizza , tagliatelle alla Bolognese, chicken herb-rubbed roast, hamburger, roasted veal. Drink: 2014 - 2019 478727 14% D 750 mL $23.00 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Okanagan Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Full-bodied and savoury with cedar brush and wild tart blackberry and cassis. Give this wine the cellar time it deserves. Pair with a juicy rare steak. Decant 2 hours. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: ribeye steak, strong cheeses. Drink: 2017 - 2021 34694 14% D 750 mL $20.25 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Okanagan Merlot 2013, Okanagan Valley, British BC V.Q.A., Canada: Black and brooding with savoury cedar brush and tart wild blackberry and cassis. Pair with rack of lamb. Merlot food pairings: robust meat dishes, dark chocolate. Drink: 2014 - 2018 160135 13% D 750 mL $24.99 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Honoro Vera Bodegas Ateca Garnacha 2014, Calatayud D.O., Spain: An extraordinary wine for the price. Aromas of black fleshy plum, pepper and cedar brush. Amazing value. The vines are planted at 3,000 feet above sea level in poor gravel soil. Pair with grilled meats. Garnacha food pairings: braised beef dishes, turkey, soft cheese, roasted pork. Drink: 2014 - 2019 440867 14.5% XD 750 mL $12.85 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

El Chaparral Old Vines Garnacha 2014, Navarra Do, Spain: A smooth, full-bodied Spanish red wine made from Garnacha grapes aka Grenache. Aromas of blackberry and plum with dark spices. Garnacha food pairings: lamb burgers, stuffed roasted red peppers. Drink: 2014 - 2018 291997 14.3% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paul Mas Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014, Pays D'oc Igp, France: Excellent value for the price. Mocha and toasty oak on the nose followed by fleshy ripe black plums on the palate. This full-bodied blend of Cabernet and Merlot is very supple and smooth with a seductive texture. Pair with grilled meats. Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot food pairings: grilled steak or pork chops. Drink: 2015 - 2018 293134 14% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Henry of Pelham Winery Rosé 2015, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Bursting with juicy, mouth-watering fresh field berries. Refreshing as an aperitif or pair with steamed lobster. Drink: 2015 - 2017 613471 11.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Malivoire Wine Company Ladybug Rose 2015, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: So pretty on the nose with red florals and wild strawberries. Dry and mouth-watering with a summer-fleeting airiness. Pair with grilled veggies or seafood. Food pairings: hors d'oeuvres, pastas, pizzas, ham, poultry, salmon or trout. Drink: 2015 - 2018 559088 12.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 91/100. June 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Tantalus Vineyards Blanc De Noir 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A pretty pale salmon bubbly: the colour comes from the Pinot Noir grapes that make this wine. These come from a single source block in the vineyard of clone 93 planted in 1985. Seductive aromas of fresh spring rain dipped roses and strawberry blossom. Dry and crisp. Pair with planked salmon. Drink: 2016 - 2022 773812 12.4% XD 750 mL $31.90 Score: 91/100. June 2016. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tantalus Vineyards Old Vines Riesling Brut 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Toasty and rich with baked bread on the nose then a lime fresh lift on the palate. Robust yet spritely and light on its feet. Great aperitif or companion to seafood. Drink: 2016 - 2025 450262 13.1% D 750 mL $39.90 Score: 91/100. June 2016. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Winery Joy Premium Cuvée Rosé 2014, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Strawberry and wild raspberry on the nose of this lovely Niagara sparkling rose wine. Toasty, crisp and fresh yet with a firm backbone. Pair with fried chicken. Rosé food pairings: pasta, lightly spiced curry dishes, lamb stew, white turkey meat. Drink: 2014 - 2018 450700 12.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wein und Sektkellerei Ostrau GmbH Perisecco Iced Melon, Germany, Germany: This aperitivo sparkling wine is lightly flavoured with elderflower, mint and and watermelon. It works well as a refreshing aperitif or companion to lobster or crab. Drink: 2015 - 2017 448506 5.5% M 750 mL $11.95 Score: 86/100. June 2016. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wein und Sektkellerei Ostrau GmbH Hugo Elderflower / Lime / Mint, Germany, Germany: This is an aperitif sparkling wine from northern Italy in the Veneto region. It's lightly infused with refreshing flavours of elderflower, lime and mint. So lime lively! Forget making yourself a spritzer when you can have this. Serve as an aperitif or companion to light seafood dishes. Drink: 2015 - 2017 448514 5.5% M 750 mL $11.95 Score: 87/100. June 2016. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Winery Cuvee Joy Sparkling 2012, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Remarkably toasty and robust -- reminds me of Bollinger Champagne, but this has its own story. Toasted bread and crisp orchard fruit. Perfect as an aperitif or companion to shellfish or seafood. Food pairings: shellfish, fried chicken, salads. Drink: 2013 - 2019 310334 12.5% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 93/100. June 2016. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Le Bonheur Chardonnay 2014, Western Cape, South Africa: A smoky, toasty, full-bodied South African Chardonnay with lots of generous oak aging. Notes of apple and pear on the palate. Pair with roasted chicken. Drink: 2015 - 2018 13% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jackson-Triggs Reserve Gewurztraminer 2014, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely, floral Niagara white wine made from the gewurztraminer grapes. Classic aromas of rosewater, lychee and spice. Pair with mild to medium curries and spices. Drink: 2014 - 2018 526269 12.7% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tantalus Vineyards Chardonnay 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A, Canada: A round, rich BC chardonnay with attractive aromas of toasted almond and golden apple. Pair with roasted chicken. Drink: 2016 - 2020 114884 14.3% D 750 mL $29.90 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Meiomi Wines Chardonnay 2014, Sonoma Monterey Santa Barbara Counties, California, United States: Butterscotch richness on the nose of this full-bodied, generous Californian Chardonnay. Aromas of peach and pear with toffee from oak aging. Pair with roasted chicken or turkey. Drink: 2014 - 2018 410712 13.8% D 750 mL $26.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Oyster Bay Chardonnay 2014, Marlborough, New Zealand: Buttery and rich, yet balanced with racy acidity on the palate of this delicious New Zealand Chardonnay. Green apple goodness wrapped in vanilla spice. Pair with roast chicken or turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: roasted halibut or black cod, cheese tortellini, corn dishes, lobster in butter. Drink: 2014 - 2017 326728 13.7% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

McGuigan Wines Black Label Pinot Grigio 2015, South Eastern Australia, Australia: Crisp, refreshing and mouth-watering with notes of white grapefruit and lime. Enjoy as an aperitif or companion to seafood. Drink: 2015 - 2017 441576 13% D 750 mL $10.90 Score: 87/100. June 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Nobilo Regional Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Marlborough, New Zealand: Absolutely fantastic, especially for the price! Crisp and clean with lime and herbal brightness. Mouth-watering for spinach quiche or fresh shellfish. Superb value. Drink: 2014 - 2016 415745 12.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Family Tree 2012, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: This aromatic Niagara white wine features fresh florals on the nose with white peach and honey blossom. Medium-bodied and refreshing. The 2012 vintage is a white wine blend of 60% Chardonnay, 11% Gewurztraminer, 20% Viognier and 9% Sauvignon Blanc. Pair with shellfish. Drink: 2013 - 2017 251116 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Oyster Bay Pinot Grigio 2014, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand: Zippy and refreshing with aromas of lime and grapefruit. Ends on an up note of lime and lemon zest and springtime energy. Cool climate viticulture from the North Island shows through in this zesty Pinot Grigio. Bone-dry with lime lift through the mid-palate. Good mouth-watering acidity for seafood or an aperitif. Pinot Grigio food pairings: grilled lake fish, garden salad, shellfish, chicken cacciatore, spaghetti. Drink: 2014 - 2017 326090 12% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Carolina Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Leyda Valley, Chile: Crisp and refreshing with notes of nettle, white grapefruit and freshly cut grass. Serve as a chilled aperitif or companion to shellfish. Drink: 2015 - 2016 337535 13.5% D 750 mL $11.95 Score: 87/100. June 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough, New Zealand: Fresh and crisp with lemongrass and lime lift. Grassy but not too much. Mouth-watering acidity for shellfish. Drink: 2015 - 2017 316570 11% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Secreto Patagónico Chardonnay 2012, Patagonia, Argentina: Rich, round and full-bodied with lovely aromas of golden apple, toffee and toasty oak. Incredible quality and taste for this price point. Pair with chicken a la king. Chardonnay food pairings: crab cakes, pork tenderloin, fish tacos. Drink: 2013 - 2017 380055 13.2% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Matawhero Chardonnay 2014, Gisborne, North Island, New Zealand: A full-boded New Zealand Chardonnay with apple and buttered bread notes. Pair with roasted chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: seafood salad, spring green salad with pomegranate and dried sweet cranberries. Drink: 2016 - 2018 447383 14.2% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tantalus Vineyards Riesling 2015, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A superb BC Riesling with aromas of wet stone, lemon, lime and chives. Pair with vegetarian dishes. Drink: 2016 - 2025 802280 12.6% MD 750 mL $22.90 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kacaba Vineyards Reserve Riesling 2015, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A zesty, vibrant Niagara Riesling with attractive aromas of lime, wet stone and lemongrass. Pair with seafood. Drink: 2016 - 2022 11% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Harwood Estate Winery Unoaked Chardonnay 2015, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Fresh and crisp with notes of white grapefruit and green apple. Pair with fresh seafood. Drink: 2015 - 2018 13% D 750 mL $18.00 Score: 87/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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