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Vintages Release October 1, 2016

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Dessert Wine

Hijos De Rainera Perez Marin La Guita Manzanilla, Manzanilla, Sanlúcar De Barrameda, Jerez D.O., Spain: This is a completely dry wine even though it is fortified (albeit at the lower end of the alcohol spectrum at just 15%), and has delicate white floral aromas and lightly salted notes of almonds. It makes an excellent companion to fresh seafood and shellfish or as an aperitif with nuts and cheeses. Serve chilled. Manzanilla food pairings: scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, seafood tapas, roasted, salted nuts. Drink: 2016 - 2020 337022 15% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 91/100. October 2016. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Serie Riberas Carmenere 2014, Chile: Robust, smooth and juicy Chilean red wine made from the country's flagship grape Carmenere. Layers of ripe dark fruit, spice and toasty oak. A long fruit-driven finish. Pair with prime rib. Carmenere food pairings: beef brisket, pepper steaks. Drink: 2016 - 2020 274043 14.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. October 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Barreyre Supérieur 2011, Bordeaux A.C., France: Excellent price for this elegant, full-bodied, superbly balanced Bordeaux red wine. Classic aromas of blackcurrant, cassis and toasty oak. Decant 2 hours and enjoy with prime rib. Drink: 2014 - 2018 404293 14% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 90/100. October 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Crema Pinot Noir 2013, Sonoma Coast, California, United States: Fleshy cherry and dark spice with a long, naughty finish on this California Pinot Noir. Medium-bodied and satin smooth like lingerie. A supple red wine with cherry-berry mouth-filling wonder and flavours. Just enough oak for hedonists. Layered yet not heavy. This pinot has been one of my favourites for years. Satin seduction in a glass. Pair with roasted turkey or chicken. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal medallions, roasted pork loin, roasted and braised lamb, chicken stuffed with asparagus and goat cheese, venison burgers. Drink: 2015 - 2018 719435 13.9% D 750 mL $31.95 Score: 93/100. October 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Creekside Estate Winery Queenston Road Pinot Noir 2014, St. David's Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Sour cherry, cranberry and beetroot in this edgy Niagara Pinot Noir from one of the region's better producers. Medium-bodied and smooth with lots of racy acidity on the palate that cries out for roast chicken or planked salmon. Pinot Noir food pairings: roasted pork loin, tourtière, prime rib, roasted turkey. Drink: 2014 - 2018 415877 12.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. October 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo 2013, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: A rustic, robust Italian red wine with tart black fruit and lots of oak. A big wine with lots of acidity on the palate. Full-bodied. Pair with pasta in meat or tomato-based sauces. Food pairings: tomato sauce and pasta, vegetarian lasagna with rich tomatoe sauce, three cheese pizza. Drink: 2015 - 2019 727636 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 88/100. October 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gabriel Meffre Laurus 2013, Côtes Du Rhône-Villages A.P., France: Juicy, red fleshy ripe berries. Full-bodied and smooth. Pair with rare meats and unique friends. Drink: 2014 - 2019 381053 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. October 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flagstone Treaty Tree Cabernet Merlot 2013, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: In the mood for something different? Here's your wine. Savoury, juicy and pleasingly different from most Cabernet-Merlot blends, with coffee, dried herbs and cranberry flavours. The wine leads with Cabernet but also has Merlot in the blend. Full-bodied and smooth South African red wine. Pair with a pepper steak. This South African winery is Integrity & Sustainability Certified by the South African Wine and Spirit Board. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: roast beef, barbecued chicken. Drink: 2016 - 2019 278382 13.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. October 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Haut-Monplaisir Prestige Malbec 2011, Cahors, Southwest A.C., France: A hulking, brooding black-fruited wine with full-bodied texture. Black plums and berry notes with a hint of black pepper. Malbec food pairings: steak, game, hamburgers, pork tenderloin with a wine reduction sauce, grilled lamb chops. Drink: 2012 - 2018 462374 13.4% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. October 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Waterkloof Circumstance Syrah 2012, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: A terrific, richly layered South African Syrah with aromas of fleshy black plum and dark spice. Love the complexity, structure and pure hedonism of this wine. Pair with grilled lamb. Syrah food pairings: game sausage, venison and roasted root vegetable casserole, rare rib roast. Drink: 2014 - 2019 455782 14% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 93/100. October 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pietranera Brunello Di Montalcino 2011, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Lovely mature Brunello that has mellowed beautifully. Aromas of dark plum, dried herbs and some wild violets. Supple and easy drinking. Pair with truffle-inflected dishes. This classic robust Italian red wine from the northern wine region in the country offers vibrant acidity. Pair with wild boar. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: grilled steak, roast leg of lamb, hard cheese, veal piccata. Drink: 2016 - 2020 189761 14.5% XD 750 mL $41.95 Score: 92/100. October 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barahonda Barrica Monastrell Syrah 2012, Yecla D.O., Spain: Pure blackberry liqueur on the nose and palate of this towering Spanish red wine. Notes of spice and dark pepper and smoke. This is huge and has high alcohol. Pair with brontosaurus burgers. Monastrell Syrah food pairings: rib steak, slow-braised beef ribs, venison stew. Drink: 2014 - 2020 378869 14.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. October 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Freemark Abbey Merlot 2013, Napa Valley, California, United States: Fleshy yet subtle, full-bodied yet balanced Californian red wine. Loaded with ripe black plum notes on the nose. Lots of layers of pleasure. This wine is made mostly from Merlot grapes with some Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Syrah. Specifically, there's 81% Merlot, along with 11% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Petit Verdot in the blend sources from vineyards such as Stage Coach, Keyes, Red Barn Ranch and Bosche. Long, satisfying pleasant finish. Decant for an hour for maximum pleasure. This reputable California producer is no slouch when it comes to balanced and delicious Merlot. Lots of dark fruit and toasty oak. Pair with grilled pork chops. Merlot food pairings: beef, cheese, poultry, quesadillas. Drink: 2016 - 2019 1602 14.4% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 93/100. October 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poggio San Polo Brunello Di Montalcino 2010, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Lovely and floral with aromas of wild violets and rose petal. Expressive and elegance with great finesse. Tannins are almost resolved so decant 1 hour. Pair with game dishes. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: rib steak, slow-braised beef ribs, roast of boar. Drink: 2012 - 2025 650812 14.5% XD 750 mL $74.95 Score: 94/100. October 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Redstone Winery Cabernet 2013, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Cocoa and mocha on the nose and palate from oak aging of this full-bodied, supple Niagara Cabernet. Finishes with coffee and espresso notes. Pair with grilled meats. Cabernet food pairings: roast leg of lamb, grilled New York strip loin, braised pork shanks, grilled burgers, hard cheese. Drink: 2016 - 2019 415885 13.5% XD 750 mL $20.20 Score: 88/100. October 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Evans & Tate Metricup Road Cabernet Merlot 2013, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia: Savoury, juicy and meaty with mouth-watering flavours of wild blackberry, cassis and bacon. Full-bodied and supple. Pair with grilled meats. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: pork chops, rib eye steak, roast duck. Drink: 2016 - 2020 376848 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. October 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tradition Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2012, Rhone A.C., France: Ground pepper, anise, purple plum, back raspberry and cherry on the nose, followed by graphite, violets and a hint of tar on the palate. Full-bodied with a long finish. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: lamb kabobs, gourmet hamburgers, macaroni and cheese, goose. Drink: 2013 - 2018 70888 16% XD 750 mL $56.00 Score: 93/100. October 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lamadrid Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Argentina: A full-bodied Argentine red wine with blackcurrant and blackberry notes. Good balance and a pleasing finish. Cabernet Sauvignon is gaining a great reputation in Argentina. Decant 1 hour. Pair with a rare steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: gourmet hamburgers, sausages. Drink: 2016 - 2019 223206 14% D 750 mL $15.25 Score: 89/100. October 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Talamonti Montepulciano 2013, Abruzzo, Italy: Tre Saggi is a delicious, toasty red wine from Montepulciano. Loaded with black fruit and dark spice. Rich, dark and savoury with black cherries and smoke and lots of mocha and sweet chocolate notes. Full-bodied and luxuriously thick like a comforting blanket you wrap closer to you on a chilly night under a starry sky by the campfire. Great structure and balance. A great party wine that won’t cost a fortune. Plus the label looks like it cost twice as much as you paid for it ;) Tre Saggi translates to "three wise men" and both wise men and women will be smart to try this wine. Great spice and smoke notes on the finish. A rare steak would be a great match. Montepulciano food pairings: pasta, veal, quiche, tuna salad, lamb phyllo. Drink: 2016 - 2019 204016 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. October 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Layer Cake Malbec 2013, Mendoza, Argentina: The winery is named Layer Cake in honour of winemaker Jayson Woodbridge’s grandfather who observed that well-made wine is, "like a great layer cake." Lots of layers of pleasure in the glass here. Mocha dark chocolate melts into plush plums and fleshy blackberries on the palate of this luscious Argentine red wine made from Malbec grapes. Some espresso and vanilla smoke on the finish. Pair with grilled meats. Malbec food pairings: grilled steak, barbecued back ribs, bison burgers. Drink: 2016 - 2020 219287 14.9% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. October 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Matahiwi Estate Pinot Noir 2013, Wairarapa, North Island, New Zealand: A honkin big Pinot Noir from New Zealand with big fleshy ripe blackberry flavours. Pair with grilled pork chops. Pinot Noir food pairings: rosemary lamb, flat iron steak, roast pheasant. Drink: 2015 - 2018 447409 14% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 88/100. October 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Earthquake Zinfandel 2013, Lodi, California, United States: A towering Californian Zinfandel with big aromas and flavours of purple plums, blueberry and blackberry jam. Very juicy and rich on the palate and finish. Pair with pterodactyl wings or brontosaurus burgers. Zinfandel food pairings: aged cheddar, grilled lamb loin, grilled duck breast, Italian sausage burgers. Drink: 2016 - 2019 59717 16% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 90/100. October 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

San Lorenzo Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2011, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Earthy, dusty and chalk dry, this full-bodied, balanced Italian red wine features notes of dried cherry and herbs. Lots of acidity that demands tomato sauce. Chianti Classico food pairings: sausage and bean cassoulet, meat lasagne. Drink: 2013 - 2018 418897 13% XD 750 mL $48.95 Score: 89/100. October 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quinta Da Rede Reserva 2012, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: Robust and rustic with wild tart black cherry and cedar underbrush. Firm tannins so decant 1-2 hours and pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: prime rib, slow-roasted beef long ribs. Drink: 2014 - 2021 431742 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. October 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Echeverria Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Central Valley, Chile: This is a full-bodied Chilean red wine offers attractive aromas of blackcurrant and cassis. The Limited Edition is a red wine blend of about 85% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes with the remainder being Carmenere and Syrah grapes sourced from select vineyards. Pair with red meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: sausage and bean cassoulet, gourmet hamburgers, Salisbury steak. Drink: 2016 - 2018 389221 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. October 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bodega Atamisque Catalpa Malbec 2013, Tupungato, Argentina: This seductively rich Argentine Malbec is named for Atamisque, the iconic flower of the Uco Valley where red wine is made. Aromas of black cherry, plum and blackberry on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, yet supple and smooth. Savoury, with some violets and coffee on the finish. The grapes come from 70-year-old vines at an altitude of 4,430 feet. Pair with grilled meats. Malbec food pairings: Tandoori chicken, beef chimichangas. Drink: 2016 - 2019 194126 14.2% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. October 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Guadalupe 2013, Alentejo, Portugal: A robust Portuguese red wine that's deeply concentrated and smoky with attractive charred black fruit. Finishes with smoky black raspberry. This Vinho Tinto (red wine) from Quinto do Quetzal, is a blend of Trincadeira and Aragonez grapes (aka Tempranillo). Paired with grilled red meats. Food pairings: meat pizza, roast pheasant, Porchetta pork roast. Drink: 2016 - 2019 336313 13.5% XD 750 mL $11.95 Score: 89/100. October 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hartford Zinfandel 2014, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: A robust, beautifully flavoured Californian Zinfandel from the cool climate Russian River district of Sonoma. Pair with barbecued meats. Zinfandel food pairings: pork chops, rib eye steak, roast duck. Drink: 2016 - 2020 403113 14% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 91/100. October 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Mountain 2012, Washington, United States: A savoury Washington red wine with a full-bodied weight and a firm grip. This robust wine is a blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 16% Syrah, 4% Malbec, and 3% Cabernet Franc. It was aged for 11 months in French, American and Hungarian oak barrels. Finishes with vanilla spice and cedar brush. Pair with a grilled steak. Food pairings: lamburgers, gourmet burgers, bobotje, salmon burgers. Drink: 2016 - 2019 1594 13.6% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 90/100. October 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marcenasco Barolo 2011, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: A savoury Italian red wine with a lovely nose of fleshy ripe black fruit and some mocha in this lovely interpretation of the nebula grape. Full-bodied and layered for complexity with a long finish. Barolo in all its glory, with those exotic and elusive wild violet and crushed wild raspberry notes on the palate. Pair with watching the movie Il Postino. This full-bodied red wine also pairs well with a variety of robust beef dishes. Barolo food pairings: coq au vin, orzo risotto, spezzatino. Drink: 2016 - 2020 713479 14.5% XD 750 mL $53.95 Score: 91/100. October 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kim Crawford Merlot 2014, New Zealand: A robust, smooth New Zealand red wine, with fleshy black plums and some dark spice on the finish. Kim Crawford has that rare combination of being both popular with a wide swath of wine drinkers, and respected by even the pickiest connoisseurs. Finishes with black plum and a lick of spiced oak. Wonderful! Try it with grilled lamb or pork chops. Merlot food pairings: crown pork roast, stuffed pork chops, roast chicken. Drink: 2016 - 2020 680967 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. October 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Breca Grenache 2013, Calatayud D.O., Spain: Root beer and mocha on the nose of this full-bodied, generous red wine made from Garnacha grapes harvested from hillside vineyards 3,000 feet above sea level. Finishes with black raspberry liqueur. Perfect for grilled pork chops or blackened chicken. This full-bodied Spanish red wine is made from the estate's oldest vines which are 100% Garnacha vines planted from 1925 and 1945. The soils are a mix of decomposed slate and gravelly clay. Yields are very low at just less than one ton of grapes per acre. The wine was then matured in large French oak casks. Winemaker Jorge Ordonez offers superb craftsmanship. Pair with grilled meats. Grenache food pairings: pork chops, blackened chicken, rib eye steak. Drink: 2016 - 2019 329086 15.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. October 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Nino Franco Grave di Stecca Brut Prosecco 2012, Valdobbiadene D.O.C.G., Italy: Very complex and sophisticated Prosecco. This Italian sparkling wine shines, and would make an excellent addition to a holiday table. Toasty and crisp with deep layers of refreshment. Notes of green apple and baked bread. Pair with shellfish and fried chicken. Prosecco food pairings: seafood appetizers, Chinese dumplings with a mild hot sauce. Drink: 2012 - 2019 422758 12% XD 750 mL $43.95 Score: 92/100. October 2016. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Charles Mignon Premium Réserve Brut Champagne, Champagne A.C., France: A crisp, refreshing Champagne with lots of toasty goodness. Serve as an aperitif or companion to fresh seafood or fried chicken. Champagne food pairings: smoked whitefish, seafood appetizers, raw oysters on the half shell. Drink: 2016 - 2018 460824 11.5% XD 375 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. October 2016. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne, Champagne A.C., France: One of the most iconic and coveted rosé champagnes on the market. Stunning. Robust rosé champagne with aromas of cherry and toast. Perfectly balanced and elegant. This is the convenient half bottle size (375 ml): perfect for when you and your partner want to start a meal with a glass of bubbly each, then move on to something else. Great refreshment and cleansing acidity for a variety of dishes from fried chicken to shellfish. Champagne food pairings: smoked salmon, seafood appetizers, dim sum dumplings. Drink: 2016 - 2018 924670 12% D 375 mL $63.95 Score: 94/100. October 2016. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Boschendal Rachelsfontein Chenin Blanc 2015, Coastal Region W.O., South Africa: A lovely, well-priced South African white wine made from the classic Chenin Blanc grape. Notes of beeswax, lemon and lanolin. Perfect for roast chicken. Chenin Blanc food pairings: turkey burgers, crab cakes, chicken breast, lobster in butter sauce, cheese. Drink: 2015 - 2019 455881 13% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 87/100. October 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bonny Doon Le Cigare Blanc Roussanne Grenache Blanc 2013, Arroyo Seco, Central Coast, California, United States: This gorgeous Californian white blend of Roussanne and Grenache Blanc grapes, traditionally grown in the Rhone Valley, but in this wine achieve a Californian signature. The vineyard from which these grapes are sourced is named Beeswax, and is certified biodynamic by Demeter. This wine offers attractive notes of honey, beeswax (naturally), guava and lemongrass. Just slightly off-dry. Drink it as an aperitif throughout the holiday season or pair with shellfish. Roussanne Grenache Blanc food pairings: mild curry, roast chicken, crab cakes, bacon wrapped scallops. Drink: 2016 - 2019 95331 14.3% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 93/100. October 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ca'momi Chardonnay 2014, Napa Valley, California, United States: Round and generous Californian Chardonnay with balancing acidity for a wide range of dishes. Green apple, pear and lime aromas on the nose with a campfire smoky finish from oak aging. The name of this robust Californian Chardonnay -- Ca' Momi -- translates to "house of Momi' in reference to Momi dea Bionda, a vineyard manager in Italy's northern region of Veneto, where the three owners of this Napa Valley winery were born. Pair with butternut squash or pasta in a cream sauce. Chardonnay food pairings: scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, beef bourguignon, grilled chicken breast, pasta with tomato sauce, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2016 - 2020 361972 13.9% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. October 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Principessa Gavia Vignes Regali Gavi 2015, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Pure lemon sunshine in this zesty Italian white wine from Vigne Regali (Gavi)! Finishes crisply with notes of chives and lemon. The ancient story says that the Principessa Gavia, daughter of the King of the Franks, had a village and a wine named after her. Clean, crisp and refreshing with terrific mouth-watering acidity for seafood and salads. Medium-bodied layers of pleasure in this DOCG wine. This would also be a great aperitif. Produced by Vigne Regali Banfi, this Italian white wine is made from the local Cortese grape and offers lots of refreshment. Lots of minerality and acidity. Gavi food pairings: lighter fish dishes, salad, Italian hard cheeses. Drink: 2016 - 2019 250696 12% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. October 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2014, Monterey Santa Barbara Counties, California, United States: Attractive tropical fruit and freshly buttered bread on the nose of this full-bodied Californian Chardonnay. The palate of this rich white wine opens up with green apple and melon. This big Californian Chardonnay has a golden-yellow tint in the glass. Aromas of ripe orchard fruit and toasty oak. Generous, layered and delicious! Pair this with roast turkey or chicken. Highly recommended. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled chicken, shellfish, beef bourguignon, cheese, egg dishes. Drink: 2016 - 2020 59576 13.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. October 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Willow Bridge Estate Dragonfly Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Geographe, West Australia, Australia: Lots of nettle and smoke on the nose of this wine. It may be going through a "dumb" stage where it's not as expressive as it could be but will re-emerge in a year or so. The vines are planted on a hillside in the Ferguson Valley of southwest Western Australia. Fresh tropical notes and herbs. A portion is barrel fermented to add richness and dimension and creaminess. Lemon zest and smoke on the nose is very attractive. More citrus than grass in this classic Australian white wine blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Zesty with mouth-watering juiciness for seafood and smoked fish. Semillon Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: smoked oyster and mussels on baguette, smoked whitefish, oyster hot pot. Drink: 2015 - 2018 418368 12.8% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. October 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Southbrook Vineyards Triomphe Chardonnay 2014, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A full-bodied Niagara white wine made from organically grown Chardonnay grapes that are ideal for vegans and vegetarians. This wine was oak aged. Chardonnay food pairings: scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, grilled seafood, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, beef bourguignon, cheese. Drink: 2014 - 2019 172338 12% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. October 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Squealing Pig Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Fresh, lively and crisp New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with minty cool herbal aromas typical of Marlborough cool climate Sauvignon Blanc. Love the redacted text on the back label. Very refreshing. This wine is settled, racked, cooled and fermented and left on its lees to stabilize texture and richness. The vineyards are planted in the Awatere Valley on the edge of the Marlborough region. Pair with pork chops (of course). Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Thai green curry fish, shellfish, chicken and sage skewers, fresh tomato and basil salad. Drink: 2015 - 2017 414789 13% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 93/100. October 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cvne Monopole 2015, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Chives, lemongrass and nettle on the nose and palate of this vibrant Spanish white wine with racy acidity. This is a blend Viura, Parellada and Xarel-lo grapes, the same varieties used to make Spanish sparkling wine, Cava. This wine is produced by the fifth generation of the family who founded the winery. Food pairings: seafood tapas, pan-fried trout, shellfish. Drink: 2015 - 2017 66951 13% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. October 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Dereszla Tokaji Muscat 2015, Tokaj-Hegyalja, Hungary: Clementine and orange blossom on the nose and palate of this pretty, floral Hungarian white wine. Some elderflower on the mid-palate. Perfect for dishes with some sweetness like glazed ham and chutney. Muscat food pairings: fresh fruit salad, pan-fried shellfish, crab cakes with mango chutney. Drink: 2015 - 2018 416982 12% M 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. October 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sergio Zenata Riserva Trebbiano 2013, Lugana D.O.C., Italy: An exotic and delicious Italian white wine, with mouth-filling texture and some toasty oak. Lemon lanolin richness. Round and mouth-filling, almost waxy in a good way. Baked bread on the finish wrapping themselves around yellow apples. Will cellar, but why wait? Try it tonight with seafood or pasta in cream sauce. Trebbiano food pairings: fresh fish dishes, roast chicken, veal scaloppini. Drink: 2016 - 2018 928218 13.5% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 88/100. October 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Latour-Giraud Les Narvaux Chardonnay 2013, Meursault, Burgundy A.C., France: I can see the road signs in Burgundy when I smell this wine. Love it! Classic chardonnay raised to the Platonic ideal of what this wine should be. Just enough toasty oak, green apple and rounded layers with an extra long finish. Chardonnay food pairings: smoked salmon, seafood appetizers, pan-fried trout. Drink: 2013 - 2019 12369 13% D 750 mL $74.00 Score: 95/100. October 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Coffin Ridge Bone Dry Riesling 2015, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Lively acidic attack on the palate with lime and green apple aromas and flavours. Enough to wake the dead. Pair with roast turkey. Riesling food pairings: roast turkey, seafood appetizers, mild curries. Drink: 2015 - 2018 44444 11.9% D 750 mL $17.20 Score: 87/100. October 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Luis Felipe Edwards Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Leyda Valley, Chile: Very grassy and herbal on the nose and palate with lots of acidity. Crisp, lively and fresh Chilean Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of canned peas and asparagus. Mouth-watering acidity demands food. Feed this wine fresh seafood, shellfish and vegetarian dishes. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: steamed mussels, spicy sushi. Drink: 2015 - 2017 663062 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. October 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

G. Marquis The Silver Line Chardonnay 2014, Single Vineyard Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A full-bodied Niagara white wine made from Chardonnay grapes. Asian pear notes wrapped lots of toasty oak and campfire smoke from oak aging. Pair with grilled tuna and baked quail. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled lobster tail, roasted whole chicken. Drink: 2014 - 2018 258681 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. October 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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