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Wine Picks June 9, 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

G. Marquis Vineyards The Red Line Merlot 2014, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Loads of toasty and charred black fruit. Tarry and full-bodied. Needs a rare steak. Drink: 2015 - 2017 274662 13% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 85/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bodacious Cabernet Sauvignon, Ontario, Canada: This red wine offers aromas of blackberry jam and coffee beans. It's made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that are grown in Canada and internationally: CIC (cellared in Canda). There's no vintage date. Pair with hamburgers. Drink: 2015 - 2016 429795 13% MD 750 mL $9.95 Score: 83/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mallee Rock Wines Shirz Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Limestone Coast, Australia: Smoky, savoury and delicious Australian red wine that bursts from the glass! Layers of sumptuous fleshy black plums and berries wrapped in toasty oak. Full-bodied, smooth and supple. Mallee trees dot the limestone coast where the grapes for this red wine blend grow. Great value for the price. Best served at room temperature, it is perfect for casual get-togethers. Shirz Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: barbeque, from prawns to pork. Drink: 2014 - 2017 434589 14.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Wanted Zin Zinfandel 2014, Puglia Igt, Italy: Loads of sweet chocolate and mocha on the nose of this smooth, full-bodied red wine from southern Italy's island of Sicily. Pair with Mexican mole. Drink: 2014 - 2016 416487 14.5% M 750 mL $13.95 Score: 86/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Westcott Estate Pinot Noir 2013, Vinemount Ridge, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Smooth, silky and seductive Niagara Pinot Noir from one of the fastest rising wineries in the region reputation-wise. Medium-bodied and smooth with aromas of dark cherry, violets and earth. There were less than two tons an acre for this wine so it's intensely flavoured. Pair with grilled chicken. Drink: 2014 - 2018 427500 13.5% XD 750 mL $30.00 Score: 93/100. June 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Apothic Crush 2014, California, United States: Chocolate liqueur on the nose and palate of this Californian red wine with mocha, blackberry jam and sweet spices. Smooth and full-bodied. Drink: 2014 - 2017 428599 14.5% M 750 mL $16.15 Score: 85/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Annaberta Amarone Della Valpolicella 2012, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: Load of toasty oak, smoke, and vanilla spice on the nose and palate of this robust northern Italian red wine. Uses the appasimento method of dryin grapes before fermentation to concentrate flavour, alcohol and weight. Racy acidity on the palate. Pair with pepper steak. Drink: 2015 - 2020 433961 15% D 750 mL $38.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ciao Sangiovese, Italy: This full-bodied organic Italian red wine made from Sangiovese grapes is also vegan-friendly. Simple and straight-forward with notes of purple plums. Packaged in a tetrapak. Pair with pizza. Drink: 2015 - 2017 29090 13% D 1000 mL $11.85 Score: 83/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

El Guardian Crianza 2011, Rioja D.O.C., Spain: Subtle with aromas of dusty earth, leather and dried herbs. Lots of pleasing acidity on the palate for juicy lamb. Drink: 2014 - 2018 429670 12.5% XD 750 mL $14.10 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Enigma Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, California, United States: Sweet purple plums and blueberry jam o the nose and palate of this sweet Californian Cabernet. Vanilla spice sweetness from oak aging. Pair with pepperoni pizza. Drink: 2014 - 2017 428847 13.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 85/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Traphiche Reserve Syrah 2014, Mendoza, Argentina: Full-bodied with rich coffee and mocha aroma on the nose from toasty oak aging and fleshy ripe, charry black plums and cassis. Pair with rack of lamb. Great price. Drink: 2015 - 2018 222281 14% D 750 mL $14.00 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bellingham Big Oak Red Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Western Cape, South Africa: A full-bodied, straight-forward South African red wine blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes with notes of black fruit and oak. Pair with rare meats. Drink: 2014 - 2016 350595 14% D 750 mL $11.95 Score: 83/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Enrico Serafino Barbaresco 2012, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Attractive tart black cherries on the nose and palate of this full-bodied, northern Italian red wine made from the Nebbiolo grape. Some vanilla smoke, spice, violets and blck licorice on the finish. Pair with prime rib. Drink: 2016 - 2020 341156 14% XD 750 mL $22.00 Score: 92/100. June 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wayne Gretzky Estates Cabernet Merlot 2014, Niagara Pensinsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Loads of toasty oak, red currant, tart berries. Pair with grilled meats. Yes this is the namesake of The Great One, hockey player. No he doesn't pick the grapes or make the wine. Drink: 2015 - 2017 75689 12.8% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mauro Alberello Primitivo 2014, Puglia I.G.T., Italy: Juicy and full-bodied with lots of acidity on the palate of this Italian red wine made from Primitivo grapes (aka Zinfandel). Black raspberry and berry. Pair with meat lovers' pizza. Drink: 2014 - 2018 441790 13.5% D 750 mL $11.95 Score: 86/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Borsao Garnacha 2014, Borja, Spain: Savoury and delicious at a great price - this robust Spanish red wine delivers well past its price point. Dried herbs and mouth-waterig acidity for tangy tomato sauce. Aromas of dark wild berries. Terrific for parties. Drink: 2014 - 2018 386961 14.5% XD 750 mL $11.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carmen Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Maipo Valley, Chile: Full-bodied with blackcurrant and cassis and lot of toasty oak. Aged for 12 months in oak barrels. Pair with prime rib. Drink: 2014 - 2017 358309 14% D 750 mL $16.45 Score: 87/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Terre Del Barolo Barolo 2011, Italy: Lots of mouth-watering acidity on the palate along with tart and sour cherry notes. The tannins are starting to integrate on this Nebbiolo grape based wine but it will still benefit from 1-2 hours decanting. Serve with roast beef. Drink: 2015 - 2019 101246 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Blackstone Winery Merlot 2014, California, United States: This Winemaker's Select California Merlot offers attractive hickory campfire smoke on the nose. The wine opens of black plum and wild blackberries. Nice package. Will pair well with meany meat dishes. Drink: 2014 - 2018 363333 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Nederburg Winemaster's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Paarl, South Africa: Loads of toasty oak and charred black fruit. Lavish oak aging at work here in this full-bodied South African Cabernet Sauvignon. Pair with prime rib. Drink: 2015 - 2017 111526 14.5% D 750 mL $11.95 Score: 87/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jackson-Triggs Proprietor's Select Merlot, Ontario, Canada: Savoury on the nose and palate with wild tart blackberry notes. Juicy, racy acidity to pair well with tangy tomato sauces. Nice price. Drink: 2015 - 2017 383711 12.5% XD 750 mL $10.25 Score: 86/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Woodwork Pinot Noir 2014, Central Coast, California, United States: Lots of acidity on the palate with some tart cherry notes. Nutmeg and toasty oak, though not too much. Aged in French white oak barrels. Finsihes with dark spices. Pair with grilled pork chops. Drink: 2014 - 2018 428839 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.00 Score: 87/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Megalomaniac Wines Pompous 2013, Niagara Pensinsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A full-bodied, relatively smooth Niagara red wine with grapes sources from a 96-acre vineyard. Aromas of rust, dark fruit and smoke. Pair with rare meats. Drink: 2015 - 2017 341610 13% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 86/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carmen Reserva 1850 Carmenere 2015, Colchagua Valley, Chile: Rich and robust with layers of velvet texture on the tongue. Aromas and flavour of black fleshy fruit, toasty oak, spice and mocha. Drink: 2015 - 2018 169052 13.5% D 750 mL $11.50 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pedras Do Monte Cabernet Sauvignon Tinta Roriz 2013, Lisboa, Portugal: A simply, full-bodied Portuguese red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Tinto Roriz grapes. Pair with prime rib. Drink: 2014 - 2016 620658 12.5% D 750 mL $10.20 Score: 84/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flagstone Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Western Cape, South Africa: Some medicial mint and eculytus on the nose with tart blackcurrant and cassis. Full-bodied with a firm tannic grip. Needs a rare steak. Drink: 2014 - 2017 358754 14% D 750 mL $10.95 Score: 82/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Farnese Numero Uno Primitivo 2014, Puglia I.G.T., Italy: Lots of acidity on the palate with tart and sour cherry notes. Smooth and full-bodied. Acidic attack throughout. Drink: 2014 - 2017 442491 13.5% XD 750 mL $12.90 Score: 82/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Nederburg 56 Hundred Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2014, Paarl, South Africa: Savoury and juicy with dried herbs, wild tart berries and lots of acidity on the palate. Loads of toasty oak and charred black fruit. Lavish oak aging at work here in this full-bodied South African red wine blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Pair with prime rib or grilled meats. Drink: 2014 - 2017 437442 13.5% D 750 mL $10.95 Score: 87/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carmen 1850 Premier Carmenere 2015, Colchagua Valley, Chile: Loads of oak, mocha, coffee, espresso and dark chocolate on the nose and palate from lots of oak aging. Some charry black fruit underneath. Nice price. Pair with a pepper steak. Drink: 2015 - 2018 169052 13.5% D 750 mL $12.00 Score: 87/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tenuta Sant'antonio Selezione Antonio Castagnedi Amarone Della Valpolicella 2012, Verona D.O.C.G., Italy: Stewed prunes and some reduction on the nose of this full-bodied northern Italian red wine made using the Appasimento method of drying grapes before fermentation. Pair with rare steak. Drink: 2014 - 2017 435222 15% D 750 mL $45.85 Score: 87/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Antano Reserva 2009, Rioja D.O.C., Spain: Love that Band-Aid aroma that I sometimes get from fine Bordeaux as well, probably from the type of oak ageing used. Aromas of tanned leather, dried herbs and dust. My kinda wine. Pair with juicy lamb and Rosémary. Drink: 2014 - 2019 427369 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.70 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Megalomaniac Wines Homegrown 2013, Niagara Pensinsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Mocha rich and full-bodied with lots of savoury goodness on the palate. This is a Niagara red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and other red grapes. Pair with a rare steak or grilled pork chops. Drink: 2015 - 2018 260364 13.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

19 Crimes Shiraz Durif 2013, Victoria, Australia: Some mocha and dark cherry on the nose. Nice racy acidity on the palate for hearty meat dishes and tangy tomato sauces. Drink: 2014 - 2018 369777 14.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Nugan Estate Third Generation Rosé 2015, South Eastern Australia, Australia: Candied cherry on the nose with tart beries on the palate. Lots of acidity. Pair with seafood. Drink: 2015 - 2016 445841 13% MD 750 mL $10.85 Score: 85/100. June 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

District 7 Pinot Noir Rosé 2015, Monterey, California, United States: A lovely aromatic cherry blossom Californian Rosé. Refreshing and mouth-watering. Serve as a chilled aperitif or companion to planked salmon. Drink: 2015 - 2017 447201 13.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. June 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

EastDell Estates Rosé 2015, Niagara Pensinsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Candied cherry on the nose with tart berries on the palate. Lots of acidity. Pair with seafood. Drink: 2015 - 2017 560243 12% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 84/100. June 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gazela Rosé 2015, Vinho Verde, Portugal: The acidity is so fresh and vibrant it feels like a refreshing spritz on the palate - great for a hot day, especially if served well chilled. Notes of strawberry. Light-bodied and low alcohol. Drink: 2015 - 2016 404533 9.5% D 750 mL $9.40 Score: 85/100. June 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trius Winery at Hillebrand Rosé 2015, Niagara Pensinsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Light, pretty and fragrant Niagara Rosé with notes of field strawberries and floral.s Serve as a chilled aperitif or companion to light seafood dishes. Drink: 2015 - 2017 341743 12% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. June 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lafage Miraflors Rosé 2015, Cotes Du Roussillin A.C., France: Savoury, mouth-watering and delicious! Dried herbs, garrigue, wild cherry and laughter. Pair with Meditaerran dishes and men. Drink: 2015 - 2017 367375 12% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave Spring Cellars Rosé 2015, Niagara Pensinsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Lovely cranberry, tart cherry on the nose and palate of this refreshing Niagara Rosé. Serve as a chilled aperitif or companion to grilled seafood and veggies. Drink: 2015 - 2017 295006 12.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cape Bay Shiraz Rosé 2015, Western Cape, South Africa: A pleasant, well-priced South African Rosé with notes of tart berries. Serve as a chilled aperitif. Drink: 2015 - 2016 445866 12.5% D 750 mL $10.95 Score: 84/100. June 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Giovello Pink Piera Martellozzo Rosé 2015, Italy: Pretty, soft and pink with candied strawberry notes. Pair with poultry and canapes. Drink: 2015 - 2016 445627 12% MD 750 mL $10.95 Score: 84/100. June 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jp Azeitão Shiraz Bacalhoa Shiraz 2015, Portugal: Light-bodied Rosé sipper. Serve well chilled. Drink: 2015 - 2016 404566 12% XD 750 mL $8.55 Score: 83/100. June 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sandbanks Estate Winery Rosé 2015, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A pretty, off-dry Prince Edward County Rosé with notes of fleshy sweet strawberries. Pair with grilled seafood. Drink: 2015 - 2016 244616 11.5% MD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 86/100. June 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Inception Blushing Rosé 2015, Western Cape, South Africa: A crisp, dry South African Rosé made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Aromas of cherry and raspberry. Pair with grilled seafood. Drink: 2015 - 2017 445874 12% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 87/100. June 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Maison Fabre Cuvée Serpolet Rosé 2015, Cotes De Provence A.O.C., France: Pretty, dry and lightly floral with wild strawberry notes. Perfect chilled aperitif by the pool or pair with seafood. Drink: 2015 - 2017 448522 13% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pelee Island Winery Lola Rose 2014, Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada: A strawberry spritz wine with aromas of sweet field berries and a little effervescence on the tongue. Nice chilled aperitif. Drink: 2014 - 2016 450981 13% MD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 86/100. June 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Saint Clair Family Estate Premium Pinot Gris Rosé 2015, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Strawberry florals and spice. Pretty, light-bodied, well-balanced and refreshing. Made from Pinot Gris grapes. Paired with grilled fish and field greens. Pinot Gris Rosé food pairings: stuffed bell peppers, baked salmon with mango salsa. Drink: 2016 - 2017 451740 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir Rosé 2015, Bio Bio Valley, Chile: Pretty with light florals and wild field strawberries on the nose. Insanely great price. Serve as a chilled aperitif or companion to seafood. Drink: 2015 - 2017 318014 13% D 750 mL $9.95 Score: 87/100. June 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Westcott Estate Delphine Rosé 2013, Vinemount Ridge, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Drisp, crisp and refreshing Niagara rose with notes of wild field strawberries. This rose is made from 20% Pinot Noir, 70% Cabernet Franc and 10% Merlot grapes that were lightly pressed using the saignee method from the winery's Wismer estate vineyard. Pair with planked salmon. Drink: 2013 - 2016 13% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Westcott Estate Violette Sparkling 2013, Vinemount Ridge, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Fresh, vibrant and zesty Niagara sparkling wine. Notes of toasty bead and green apple. Perfect as an aperitif or pair with shellfish. Drink: 2013 - 2017 438200 12.4% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Douglas Green Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Western Cape, South Africa: Crisp and mouth-watering with lots of acidity. Notes of fresh-cut grass and chives. Pair with salads. Drink: 2015 - 2017 367821 13% D 750 mL $10.80 Score: 86/100. June 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Westcott Lillias Chardonnay 2013, Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Cool climate Chardonnay unoaked and unadorned. Fresh and fresh with green apple notes. Racy acidity. Pair with fresh seafood. Chardonnay food pairings: pan fired scallops, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, beef bourguignon, pork tenderloin, toasted ravioli served with Alfredo sauce. Drink: 2013 - 2017 425322 13% XD 750 mL $20.00 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Enigma Chardonnay 2013, California, United States: Buttery, rich, luscious and full-bodied. This is an incredibly great Californian Chardonnay for the price. Aromas of golden apple, caramel, toasty oak and peach. Pair with a feed of corn on the cob with melted butter. Drink: 2013 - 2017 428854 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Westcott Estate Chardonnay 2013, Vinemount Ridge, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Wow, look out: here's a relatively new Niagara winery to watch! This lovely, full-bodied Chardonnay offers seductive aromas of toasted bread, green apple and smoke. Very Burgundian in its balance and Meursault in its elegance. This wine was aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. Pair with roasted chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: Asian dishes with black bean, steamed mahi mahi, pasta with tomato sauce, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2013 - 2017 427484 12.6% XD 750 mL $26.00 Score: 92/100. June 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rodney Strong Wine Estates Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Sonoma County, California, United States: Fresh, crisp and mouth-watering with aromas of lime zest, lemon smoke and chives. Pair with fresh seafood. Drink: 2014 - 2017 449207 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Debbie Travis Pinot Grigio 2014, Niagara Pensinsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Crisp and refreshing Niagara Pinot Grigio from the home repair and fixturer-upper Debbie Travis. The TV star has launched her own line of wines produced by Pillitteri Estates winery. Pair with fresh fish and your newly painted rec room. Drink: 2015 - 2017 457515 13% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Aveleda Vinho Verde 2014, Portugal: Crisp, dry, refreshing with lime-lemon lift thorough the mid-palate and finish. Pair with fresh seafood, salads and shellfish. Serve chilled as an aperitif. Drink: 2014 - 2017 5322 9.5% XD 750 mL $9.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sprucewood Shores Pinot Grigio 2015, Harrow, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: White floral and sweet peach notes on the nose with tree sap and balsam finish. Light-bodied with acidity. Drink: 2015 - 2017 426577 12% MD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 84/100. June 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burnt Ship Bay Estate Winery Ltd. Pinot Grigio 2015, Niagara Pensinsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: 832136007079 Crisp and clean with notes of lime and white grapefruit. Serve well chilled as an aperitif or companion to seafood. Drink: 2015 - 2016 404939 12.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 84/100. June 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Unreserved Smooth White, Ontario, Canada: A blend of white grapes from Ontario and other countries: this is a Cellared in Canada wine, but the grapes aren't all Canadian. White florals, crisp and nice as a well-chilled aperitif. Drink: 2016 - 2017 453340 12% M 750 mL $8.95 Score: 85/100. June 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vinyasa 2014, Canada: Floral with honeydew and apple blossom aromas and some sweet peach notes on the palate of this light-bodied white wine from Niagara. Drink: 2014 - 2016 379131 9.5% M 750 mL $13.95 Score: 85/100. June 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Forward Crisp Pinot Grigio Riesling 2014, Canada: Sweet honeysuckle and honeydew notes on this blend of Pinot Grigio and Riesling grapes from Canada and imported from other countries. This is a Cellared in Canada (CIC) wine meaning grapes are sourced from both Ontario and internationally then blended and bottled in Canada. Drink: 2014 - 2017 427344 12.5% M 750 mL $10.95 Score: 82/100. June 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vintage Ink Wines Rite Of Passage Chardonnay 2013, Niagara Pensinsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Round, buttery and rich with aromas of peach, pear, vanilla spice, toasty oak and freshly baked bread. Pair with roasted chicken. Drink: 2014 - 2018 245712 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Torres Vina Esmeralda 2014, Catalun, Spain: So very pretty and floral with notes of sun-warmed apple blossom, honeydew and fresh peach. Perfect for mild to medium curries and spices. Incredibly great price. Drink: 2014 - 2018 377465 13% MD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosehall Run Rosehall Vineyard Chardonnay 2013, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: This winery moves from strength to strength each vintages. This luscious, full-bodied, buttery Chardonnay put the Burgundian bottles to shame on the tasting table. Gorgeous richness of texture and toasted almond finish. Pair with grilled chicken. Drink: 2014 - 2019 326512 12.7% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. June 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

CedarCreek Estate Winery Riesling 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Superb in every way, including price! Flinty with lime zest and lemon sunshine. That petrol wet stone I love. Light-bodied, zesty and mouth-watering. Pair with fresh seafood and shellfish. Riesling food pairings: roast chicken, spicy pasta dishes, shrimp tempura, grilled salmon with lemon sauce, duck liver pate. Drink: 2015 - 2022 423269 9.9% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 92/100. June 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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