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Vintages Release September 3, 2016

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Dessert Wine

42 Sweet Riesling 2015, Mosel Qualitätswein, Germany: Lovely, light and sweet but not cloyingly so. Less dessert wine and more fruit flan companion. Aromas of lime blossom and peach. Riesling food pairings: grilled whitefish, salmon burgers with fresh green herb salsa. Drink: 2015 - 2019 464842 9.5% S 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. September 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fruit Wine

Sunnybrook Estate Strawberry Wine 2014, Ontario, Canada: Lovely and sweet like pure liquid strawberries or strawberry pie in your glass. Nice after-dinner sipper that's not as heavy alcohol-wise as other dessert wines, though it is just as sweet. Strawberry Wine food pairings: dark chocolate-covered strawberries, fresh berries and cream, almond custard tarte. Drink: 2014 - 2017 468108 11.5% S 750 mL $22.95 Score: 87/100. September 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Leone De Castris Maiana Salice Salentino 2014, Puglia D.O.C., Italy: The 2014 vintage of Maiana offers notes of dark berries, smoke and dried herbs. Sweet black cherry aromas and flavours on this delicious Italian red wine that is terrific for the money. Ripe cherry and plum notes. Pair with grilled lamb chops. Food pairings: gourmet pizza, sausages. Drink: 2016 - 2020 717959 13.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. September 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sivas-Sonoma Old Vine Zinfandel 2013, Sonoma County, California, United States: Juicy with purple plums and ripe blueberries wrapped in campfire smoke from oak aging. Full-bodied and rich with black raspberry and blackberry jam aromas and flavours. Concentrated and deep with lots of drinking pleasure. Great wine for movie night. Pair with flank steak, pork loin, lamb or pizza. Zinfandel food pairings: back ribs, grilled steaks, rich meat-based pasta dishes. Drink: 2015 - 2020 291096 15% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. September 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Salcheto Nobile Di Montepulciano 2012, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A full-bodied, mouth-watering Italian red wine made from the Sangiovese grape, featuring enticing aromas and flavours of black tart cherries and cedar. Great partner for a variety of dishes, especially pasta and meat sauces. Love the balance here and the long finish. A terrific example of the dark side of the Sangiovese grape. Highly recommended. Nobile Di Montepulciano food pairings: pasta, tomato sauce, hearty meats. Drink: 2014 - 2020 685180 13.5% XD 750 mL $33.95 Score: 90/100. September 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Goldeneye Pinot Noir 2012, Anderson Valley, California, United States: Cherry-berry, supple and round with attractive depth and richness. The cool climate of California's Anderson Valley is ideal for Pinot Noir. This wine blends fruit from the winery estate and top growers and 19 clones of Pinot Noir. Shaped by the influence of wind, water, fog and time. Seamless finish. Aged in 70% new French oak for 16 months. Pinot Noir food pairings: Roast Chicken, grilled chicken breast stuffed with Paesano ham and Gouda. Drink: 2014 - 2018 659854 14.5% XD 750 mL $69.95 Score: 89/100. September 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Hauchat 2013, Fronsac, Bordeaux A.O.C, France: Rustic and robust French red wine with black fruit and some smoke on the nose. Juicy and tannic on the palate with a full-bodied weight. Decant 2 hours. Great price. Drink with grilled pork chops or pepper steak. Food pairings: lamb, grilled pork chops, pepper steak. Drink: 2015 - 2020 123489 13.2% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. September 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château La Bastide Optimée Corbières Syrah Grenache 2011, Midi A.P., France: A full-bodied and juicy French red wine with aromas and flavours of fleshy blackberry, cassis and dark plum. Perfect for rare meats. Syrah Grenache food pairings: lamb chop casserole, stuffed breast of veal, roast chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2018 448662 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. September 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dutschke Jackson Cabernet Shiraz 2012, Lyndoch, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: Blackberry liqueur and menthol on the nose and palate of this huge Australia red wine blend. Supple and smooth with sweet fleshy black plum flavours. Pair with grilled meats. Cabernet Shiraz food pairings: venison striploin steak, rib roast, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2014 - 2019 447037 14.7% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 90/100. September 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Pey De Pont 2010, Medoc, Bordeaux A.C., France: A robust, smoky, hulking Bordeaux red wine with black fruit and toasty oak. Firm tannic grip with a good finish. Pair with brisket. Food pairings: chicken herb-rubbed roast, breaded veal cutlets, lamb burgers, spicy sausage. Drink: 2012 - 2018 416719 14% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 88/100. September 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alidis Tempranillo 2011, Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain: Sweet chocolate, espresso and coffee on the nose of this full-bodied Spanish red wine from generous oak aging. Very smooth with more coffee notes on the palate. Tempranillo food pairings: roast chicken, Porchetta, sausage casserole. Drink: 2013 - 2019 461335 14% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. September 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Roche-Audran César Grenache 2012, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhone A.C., France: Blackberry liqueur richness on the nose and palate with just enough acidity. Dark spice and cracked pepper. Pair with a juicy hunk of steak. Grenache food pairings: game birds, roast pheasant stuffed, roast chicken. Drink: 2014 - 2020 452243 15% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. September 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Celler De Capçanes Mas Donis Barrica Garnacha Shiraz 2014, Montsant, Tarragona D.O., Spain: A smooth, full-bodied Spanish red wine blend with dark fruit, spice and smoke aromas. Pair with lamb with rosemary. Garnacha Shiraz food pairings: game birds, roast pheasant stuffed with apple and apricot, roast chicken. Drink: 2016 - 2020 705863 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. September 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bosio Barbera D'asti 2014, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: A pleasant quaffer, smooth and full-bodied with dark fruit and black spice. Pair with grilled pork chops. Barbera D'asti food pairings: roast leg of lamb, game bird, venison striploin steak. Drink: 2016 - 2019 454009 14% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. September 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cramele Recas La Putere Feteasca Neagra 2015, Recas D.O.C., Romania: Aromas of dark fruit and tobacco on this full-bodied red wine made from the Feteasca Neagra grape (yes that name is a mouthful itself). A robust, tasty, smoky red wine at an incredibly great price. Mocha, dark chocolate and espresso on the finish from the oak aging. Feteasca Neagra food pairings: stew, meat pie, garlicky burgers. Drink: 2015 - 2018 178830 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 87/100. September 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trapiche Fincas Las Palmas Malbec 2012, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Concentrated and powerful with polished tannins. A lively Malbec with intriguing aromas of black raspberry, bacon and vanilla smoke. Ready to drink now, but will also do well with a few years in the cellar. Absolutely delicious especially at this price! Pair this wine with a variety of savoury eat dishes. Let your mouth have some fun tonight! Malbec food pairings: marinated steaks, spicy dishes, tomato sauces, hamburgers. Drink: 2015 - 2019 186668 14% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 92/100. September 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Waimea Pinot Noir 2014, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand: Herbal and a little green with lots of acidity. Sour berry notes. Pair with planked salmon. Pinot Noir food pairings: game birds, roast pheasant, roast chicken. Drink: 2016 - 2019 447508 13.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 88/100. September 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Vincens Origine Malbec 2013, Cahors, Southwest A.C., France: Smooth and juicy with campfre aromas on the nose. Very black in colour with high-toned acidity. A full-bodied southern French red wine from the region of Cahors and made from the Malbec grape, with mocha-dark chocolate aromas from oak aging, and fleshy black fruit. Great for pizza. Finishes with dark spices. Pair with meat lovers' pizza tonight. This robust Cahors red wine almost has some leanings toward Californian Zinfandel, but still is dark and smoky in a Cahors sort of way. Densely tannic and brooding: decant for 2 hours. Concentrated, powerful and highly extracted in flavour and colour. Malbec food pairings: pizza (cheese), veal, beef, chicken herb-rubbed roast, hearty soups. Drink: 2015 - 2018 343400 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Underwood Pinot Noir 2014, Oregon, United States: Tart cherry with underbrush and some herbal notes though not unripe or stemmy. Racy acidity demands food like roast chicken or turkey. Pinot Noir food pairings: lamb chop casserole, stuffed breast of veal, roast chicken. Drink: 2016 - 2019 421198 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. September 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Agostino Inicio Malbec 2014, Mendoza, Argentina: The 2014 vintage was matured for 6 months in American and French oak. Seductive nose of fleshy, come on in black fruit. Fresh and deep and inviting with juicy layers of come hither. Great price. Malbec food pairings: pork chops, grilled radicchio, beef prosciutto, black bean soup, blue cheese. Drink: 2016 - 2020 330670 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. September 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine De L'arnesque 2014, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhone A.C., France: Opens with bright red cherries and field berries. Love the mouth-watering juiciness of this red. Full-bodied red and a terrific finish. A steal at this price. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb, game bird. Drink: 2016 - 2018 223487 14% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. September 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Izadi Reserva Tempranillo 2011, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A full-bodied, beautifully balanced Spanish red wine made from the country's iconic Tempranillo grape. Notes of cigar box and dark berries with spice. Pair with rack of lamb. Tempranillo food pairings: lamb chop casserole, stuffed breast of veal, roast chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2019 461269 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. September 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

L'expression De Margaux 2010, Margaux, Bordeaux A.C., France: A remarkably terrific Bordeaux, especially at this price. Fabulous vintage. Aromas of blackcurrant, cassis and wild blackberry. Dark spice on the finish. Pair with a rare steak. Food pairings: chicken herb-rubbed roast, breaded veal cutlets, lamb burgers, spicy sausage. Drink: 2012 - 2020 431734 14% XD 750 mL $33.95 Score: 92/100. September 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zuccardi Concreto Malbec 2014, Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: This blockbuster Argentine red wine made from Malbec grapes shows great depth, concentration, elegance and length. It's amazing that this wine wasn't oak aged as it has the heft and smoky nuances even so. Aromas of black raspberry and dark berries with spice and pepper. Pair this wine with prime rib. Malbec food pairings: asado, sausage casserole, roasted root vegetables. Drink: 2016 - 2020 455774 14% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 93/100. September 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

José Maria Da Fonseca Domini 2012, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: A stunningly great wine for the money! Elegant and Old World classic styling yet lots of power and concentration of fleshy dark fruit under the hood. Perfect for all your parties. Back up the truck and load up the cases. Also pair with barbecued or grilled meats. Food pairings: lamb chop casserole, stuffed breast of veal, roast chicken. Drink: 2014 - 2018 452730 13% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. September 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Konigschaffhausen Steingruble Pinot Noir 2014, Baden Qualitätswein Qba, Germany: A summer field of ripe strawberries and raspberries to tickle your senses and bare feet. Medium-bodied and sweetly perfumed. Incredible price. A lovely German red wine from the iconic grape Pinot Noir. Great price, very modern style. Finishes with fleshy raspberry. Try it with seared tuna. Pinot Noir food pairings: sweet-sour pot roast, spaetzle, red cabbage, frankfurters, goat cheese. Drink: 2014 - 2019 460410 12.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. September 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Il Brecciarolo Rosso Piceno Superiore 2013, Marche D.O.C., Italy: Notes of dark fruit and earth on the nose of this full-bodied wine. Great value in this juicy, robust Italian red wine blend of Montepulciano and Sangiovese. Dark spicy finish. Pair with hard cheeses and grilled meats. Food pairings: pasta with rich tomato sauce, vegetarian lasagne. Drink: 2015 - 2020 732560 13.5% M 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. September 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tomassi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2012, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: Classic Amarone with some nuances of wild violets and black cherry liqueur on the finish. Smoky and dark yet elegant in a muscular way. This brooding Italian red wine offers black fruit aromas and smoke on the nose. Underneath and on the palate there's a sensual layer of black fleshy ripe fruit and dark spices. Best consumed with hearty meat dishes and robust conversation. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: borscht, beef, osso buco. Drink: 2016 - 2025 356220 15% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 95/100. September 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alceño Premium 50 Barricas Syrah 2012, Jumilla D.O., Spain: Deep and rich with charred black fruit from oak aging, smoke, spice and anise flavours. Well-priced for this quality. Huge and full-bodied: needs grilled meats. Syrah food pairings: spice-braised lamb, cheddar, grilled pork chops, Muscovy duck. Drink: 2013 - 2018 398933 14.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. September 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ca' Momi Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Napa Valley, California, United States: Coffee, espresso, mocha and dark chocolate from lavish oak aging with some black fruit underneath. Full-bodied and smooth with a sweet chocolate ending. Pair with Mexican mole. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: strong cheese, barbecued steak, grilled lamb chops, Margherita pizza. Drink: 2014 - 2017 315002 13.9% D 750 mL $25.95 Score: 88/100. September 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Yalumba The Strapper GSM Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2013, Barossa Valley, Australia: A juicy, delicious, full-bodied Australian red wine blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro (aka Mouvedre) grapes. Consistently great year after year. Perfect for barbecued meats. Grenache Shiraz Mataro food pairings: charcuterie, BBQ t-bone steak, seasoned wedges, pasta with bacon and truffle. Drink: 2016 - 2021 295873 14.1% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. September 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz 2013, Barossa Valley, Australia: You can taste the Barossa Valley sunshine in the concentration and depth of flavour in this classic Australian Shiraz. Lots of toasty oak and black fruit. Pair with roast beef. Drink: 2015 - 2019 526532 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. September 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir 2013, Dundee Hills, Oregon, United States: A splendid Oregonian Pinot Noir that is a benchmark for both the region and the grape. This silky red wine blends New World energy with Old World finesse and styling. Aromas of fleshy cherry, wild violets, earth and smoke. Pair with more of the same. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal chops, grilled duck sausages, pork tenderloin, barbecued lamb sirloin, grilled carrot mash and spring greens purée. Drink: 2015 - 2022 961284 13.9% XD 750 mL $45.95 Score: 94/100. September 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marchesi Mazzei Fonterutoli Chianti Classico 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Full-bodied and juicy Chianti Classico with rich aromas and flavours of black cherry, blackberry, smoke and just enough oak. Nicely balanced with a satisfying finish. Supple and smooth, and finishing nicely with oak spice and black fruits. The Mazzei family has been producing wine since 1435. Chianti Classico food pairings: beef roast, grilled T-bone steak, hard Italian cheese. Drink: 2015 - 2020 977629 13.5% D 750 mL $25.95 Score: 90/100. September 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pascual Toso Barrancas Vineyards Malbec 2013, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: This wine offers generous aromas of wild blackberry, toasty oak and cedar forest. Full-bodied and smooth. Lovely freshness on the nose of this full-bodied Argentine red wine made from the country's flagship red grape, Malbec. Decant 2 hours. Pair with grilled lamb. Malbec food pairings: chicken herb-rubbed roast, duck breast with celeriac purée, breaded veal cutlets, tagliatelle alla Bolognese, lamb burgers, spicy sausage. Drink: 2015 - 2019 183897 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. September 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

SOC. AGRICOLA MONTERINALDI SRL Campopazzo Chianti Classico 2012, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Dry, tannic and robust with sour cherry on the palate. Needs cellar time then decant 2 hours and pair with a rare steak. Chianti Classico food pairings: meat lasagne, pasta with rich tomato sauce and prosciutto, prosciutto and hard cheese plate. Drink: 2017 - 2020 454512 13.5% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 87/100. September 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gerard Bertrand Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre 2013, Corbières, Languedoc, France: Gorgeous richness and depth of flavour in this southern French red wine. Black cherry liqueur aromas, though the wine itself is dry. The robust red wine is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes with no Carignan, so it is a dried style than Gerard Bertrand's Minervois red wine blend. This one is layered and luscious with deep, rich, dark fruit flavours and a satisfying full-bodied weight. Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre food pairings: feta cheese stuffed sirloin burger. Drink: 2015 - 2019 394288 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. September 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Man Vintners Skaapveld Shiraz 2014, Coastal Region W.O., South Africa: This easy-drinking Shiraz has soft tannins with plum and spice flavours. A splash of viognier lends a mid-palate lift. A serviceable red wine for the money. Smoky with loads of toasty oak and black charred fruit. Pair with gourmet hamburgers. Shiraz food pairings: hamburger steak, Salisbury steak bobtje. Drink: 2016 - 2020 71332 14% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. September 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quinta Nova De Nossa Senhora Do Carmo Colheita 2011, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: Black fruit, dark spice and pepper on the nose of this robust, smooth Spanish red wine. Some sweet blackberry notes through the mid-palate. Food pairings: beef brisket, pepper steaks, bbq ribs. Drink: 2013 - 2018 452748 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. September 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Casas del Toqui Terroir Selection Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2012, Casablanca Valley, Chile: Full-bodied Chilean red wine made from pinot noir grapes with aromas of black cherry and almond. Pair with roasted chicken. Pinot Noir food pairings: game birds, roast pheasant stuffed with apple and apricot, roast chicken. Drink: 2014 - 2018 443499 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. September 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Château Bellevue La Forêt Rosé 2015, Fronton, Southwest A.C., France: An incredibly tasting and mouth-watering dry rose, especially for this price point. Aromas of field strawberries and tiny raspberries. Refreshing as an aperitif or pair with planked salmon. Drink: 2015 - 2017 219840 12.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. September 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Famille Perrin Réserve Rosé 2015, Côtes De Rhône, Rhone A.C., France: Fragrant and pretty nose with aromas of wild field berries and flowers. On the palate, medium-bodied, dry and refreshing. Very balanced and clean. The producers of this dry French rosé also make the famous Rhone red wine Chateau de Beaucastel. Serve with fresh seafood. Rosé food pairings: salads, fruit, raw veggies and dip, sushi. Drink: 2015 - 2017 719062 13% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. September 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henri Bourgeois Petit Bourgeois Rosé 2015, Vin De Pays Du Val De Loire I.G.P., France: Pleasantly sour cherry and cranberry aromas and flavours. Bone-dry with mouth-watering acidity. Medium-bodied. Pair with grilled seafood. Rosé food pairings: crab cakes, salmon kebabs, ham and fruit kebabs. Drink: 2015 - 2017 450791 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. September 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Delas Frères Saint-Esprit Rosé 2015, Côtes-Du-Rhône, Rhone A.C., France: Dry and refreshing with notes of fleeting strawberries on a summer breeze. Lovely salmon pink colour here on this bone-dry French rosé. Finishes with strawberries and rhubarb. Pair with pate or cold chicken sandwiches beside yonder babbling brook. Rosé food pairings: summer salads, grilled chicken breast, calamari, grilled white fish. Drink: 2015 - 2017 224964 13% Extra Dry 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. September 2016. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Guy Charlemagne Blanc De Blancs Réserve Brut Champagne, Champagne A.C., France: A toasty, zesty Champagne with notes of freshly baked bread, green apple and Asian pear. Match it with fried chicken. Champagne food pairings: roasted asparagus in prosciutto, grilled chicken in rosé sauce, grilled calamari. Drink: 2015 - 2018 143263 13% XD 750 mL $61.95 Score: 90/100. September 2016. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Graham Beck Premier Cuvée Brut Blanc De Blancs Sparkling 2011, Robertson, Wester Cape W.O., South Africa: Lovely toasty notes with green apple brightness through its core. It finishes with fresh green apple notes, crisp and dry. A vibrant sparkling wine at an great price. Pair with shellfish. Sparkling food pairings: crab legs, seafood chilli, mussels Portuguese. Drink: 2012 - 2018 907568 12% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 91/100. September 2016. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Jean Collet & Fils Montée De Tonnerre Chablis 2014, Burgundy A.C., France: Amazing depth and complexity on this Old World unoaked Chardonnay. Green laser-focused lime and green apple. Chablis food pairings: pad Thai, feta cheese, smoked white fish. Drink: 2014 - 2018 405720 12.5% XD 750 mL $37.95 Score: 88/100. September 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Les Charmelles Sancerre 2014, Loire A.P., France: A juicy, vibrant, mouth-watering French white wine: crisp with lemon zest and lime lift. Pair with shellfish. Sancerre food pairings: roast breast of veal, poached whitefish in lemon sauce, smoked salmon. Drink: 2014 - 2017 448571 12.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 88/100. September 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Contini Pariglia Vermentino Di Sardegna 2014, Sardinia D.O.C., Italy: The Platonic ideal of wet stone and minerality. Superb Italian white wine with notes of lemon and lime and petrol. Crisp with mouth-watering acidity for seafood. Great price. Vermentino Di Sardegna food pairings: oysters, grilled white fish, chicken, pasta with pesto sauce, avocado salad, mussels with a lemon-herb sauce. Drink: 2014 - 2017 455238 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. September 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zuccardi Serie A Chardonnay Viognier 2014, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: A terrific, lovely white with floral and white peach notes. Lots of toasty oak. Summer day wine on a back deck or quiet dock. Close your eyes and breathe in happiness. Chardonnay Viognier food pairings: baked brie and apricot coulee, salad greens with goat cheese pomegranate and cranberry, Feta cheese. Drink: 2014 - 2017 262097 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. September 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Joseph Cattin Gewurztraminer 2014, Alsace A.C., France: Classic Gewürztraminer: rose petal, lychee and baking spice aromas. Mouth-watering and dry yet exotically floral. Previous vintages of this wine won the Gold Medal at the coveted Concours Général Agricole in Paris. Medium-bodied and mouth-filling. Highly recommended. Gewurztraminer food pairings: ham, pork tenderloin topped with unsweetened apricot chutney, curried rice with cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. Drink: 2014 - 2018 224626 13% M 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. September 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kim Crawford Pinot Gris 2015, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Love this! Usually Pinot Gris is like beige wallpaper: boring. Not so here. Lively and aromatic with an undertone of almond. Fresh lime and white pear. Great chilled aperitif or companion to seafood. Pinot Gris food pairings: grilled lobster tail in butter, stir-fried shrimp, grilled salmon. Drink: 2015 - 2019 369850 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. September 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave Spring Cellars Chardonnay Musqué 2014, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Very pretty and mouth-watering Niagara Chardonnay Musqué, which is a clone of Chardonnay that is not exactly the same as many Chardonnay clones in that it offers more floral and apricot notes. Perfect for Asian dishes. Chardonnay Musqué food pairings: Asian dishes, shellfish. Drink: 2014 - 2017 246579 13% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. September 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tawse Winery Inc. Sketches of Niagara Riesling 2014, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Lovely lime vibrancy on the nose and palate of this off-dry Niagara Riesling. Notes of peach and pear and dried apricot. Beautifully made and balanced, and only 10% alcohol (yay). Riesling food pairings: baby greens salad, pork tenderloin, turkey breast, foie gras. Drink: 2014 - 2018 89029 10% M 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. September 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cliffhanger Riesling 2015, Mosel Qualitätswein, Germany: Mouth-watering acidity for seafood with lovely lifted notes of lime and lemon zest. Medium-bodied. Also works as a chilled aperitif. Riesling food pairings: fried chicken, vegetable curry, fish tacos. Drink: 2015 - 2019 464883 11% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. September 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Foris Pinot Gris 2014, Southern Oregon, Oregon, United States: Fresh and crisp with lime, lemon, chives and white pear. Mouth-watering acidity for seafood and shellfish. Nicely balanced. Pinot Gris food pairings: seafood, shrimp tempura, sushi. Drink: 2014 - 2017 544312 13.9% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 88/100. September 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thörle Feinherb Riesling 2015, Rheinhessen, Germany: Gorgeously dry German white wine made from the classic Riesling grape. Aromas of lime zest, grapefruit and lemon. Perfect for seafood. Riesling food pairings: mild green curry, pad Thai, smoked pork knuckle in sauerkraut. Drink: 2015 - 2020 420091 11.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. September 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Val De Vid Verdejo 2015, Rueda D.O., Spain: A pleasant easy-drinking Spanish white wine made from Verdejo grapes in the Rueda region. Notes of white pear and lemon. Pair with seafood. Verdejo food pairings: mussels Meuniere, steam fresh clams in white wine sauce and pasta, grilled calamari. Drink: 2015 - 2017 452086 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. September 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hunter's Jane Hunter Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Classic and lovely. Aromas of bright lime, lemongrass acidity and freshly cut grass. Bring on the seafood! Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: mussels in their own juice, oysters on the half-shell, chilled steamed King crab. Drink: 2015 - 2017 280271 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. September 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Cappuccina Soave 2014, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: A clean, refreshing white with enticing notes of pear and white peach. Great aperitif to bring summery thoughts to mind. This winery was founded over a hundred years ago. The wine itself is made from the zesty Garganega grape. This organic wine would be perfect with fresh seafood or shellfish. Soave food pairings: prosciutto and melon, seafood stuffed ravioli, lobster scampi with garlic and butter. Drink: 2014 - 2017 81489 12% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. September 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mario Schiopetto Bianco 2011, Venezia Giulia, Friuli I.G.T., Italy: A balanced, pleasant and almost full-bodied white wine blend. Notes of green and smoke from oak again. Pair with veal or roast chicken. Food pairings: roast veal breast, grilled chicken, roast quail stuffed with mushrooms. Drink: 2011 - 2017 382374 13% XD 750 mL $42.95 Score: 88/100. September 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Carte Lieu-Dit 2013, Mâcon-Lugny, Burgundy A.C., France: This spritely, single vineyard Old World Chardonnay brings with it a fresh spring day in a sun-dappled orchard of white peaches brushed with spring rain. Lovely. Medium-bodied and perfect for seafood dishes. Vibrant minerality that's perfect for sushi and goat cheese. Food pairings: sushi, coquille St. Jacques, goat cheese. Drink: 2013 - 2017 365007 13% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 87/100. September 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trail Estate Riesling 2014, Lincoln Lakeshore, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Gorgeous wet stone and minerality with petrol in the best sense. Love this! medium-bodied with juicy, mouth-watering acidity. Pitch perfect for seafood, shellfish, vegetarian dishes and quiche. Yes please! Riesling food pairings: baby greens salad, pork tenderloin, turkey breast, foie gras. Drink: 2014 - 2021 468082 12.9% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. September 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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