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Vintages Release February 9, 2017

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Dessert Wine

Cotnari De Cotnari Grasa 2013, Moldova D.O.C.C., Romania: Pretty and soft post-prandial sipper: no acidity that's discernible. Floral and fragrant like honey blossoms. This Romanian white wine is made form the Grasa grape and it offers attractive notes toasted almonds and ripe apricot. This botrytis-affected wine pairs well with Stilton and biscotti. Food pairings: after dinner finger foods. Drink: 2013 - 2017 73205 11.5% MS 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. February 2017. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Warre's Quinta Da Cavadinha Vintage Port 2001, Douro D.O.P., Portugal: Dark spice and dried black fruit permeate the nose and palate of this enticing Portuguese dessert wine. Finishes with smoke and some anise. Pair with hard cheeses after dinner Port food pairings: pecan pie, pavlova, bread pudding, chocolate mousse. Drink: 2014 - 2021 189605 20% S 750 mL $49.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lakeview Cellars Icewine Cabernet Franc 2013, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Raspberry preserves spread on a warm, freshly baked biscuit that you're eating in the sun. Close your eyes and enjoy. Cabernet Franc food pairings: chocolate desserts, berry mousse. Drink: 2013 - 2020 53397 11% S 200 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. February 2017. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cálem 10-Year-Old Tawny Port, Douro D.O.P., Portugal: A gorgeous tawny port with rich layers of caramel and toffee. Perfect for after dinner on its own or with crème brûlée. Tawny Port food pairings: pecan pie, chocolate mousse, fruit cake. Drink: 2017 - 2025 248542 20% S 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. February 2017. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Chapelle De Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2009, Sauternes, Bordeaux A.C., France: A classic Bordeaux dessert wine that's a traditional blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Pair with nuts and cheeses. Sauvignon Blanc Semillon food pairings: tropical fruit salad, crème caramel, apple and pear crisp. Drink: 2017 - 2020 477588 12.5% S 375 mL $25.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Strewn Vidal Icewine 2013, Niagara ON The Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A rich golden hue in the glass belies the intensity of peach preserves and apricot jam flavours in this lovely Niagara icewine. Luscious, pure luscious! This is the liquid definition of hedonism. Pair with peach cobbler or flan. Vidal Icewine food pairings: fresh fruit salad, dark chocolate and berry panache torte, blue cheeses. Drink: 2015 - 2020 467746 11.3% S $24.95 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Other Wines/Drinks

Maison Des Futailles Original Pomme De Glace Ice Cider, France: Vintages Wine Panel: Pretty copper-orange colour. Lively aromas of apple-cinnamon, poached pear and peach, and a hint of yellow plum. Medium-sweet with very good fresh/racy centre bringing fine balance. Medium-full bodied with a long, luxurious finish. My note: Phenomenal: pure essence of apple goodness and warm kitchen memories. Nice acidity, what’s not to love here? Pomme De Glace Ice Cider food pairings: apple crumble and French vanilla ice cream. Drink: 2011 - 2015 259275 11% MS 375 mL $23.95 Score: 91/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Tbilvino Alazanis Valley Red Saperavi Rkatsiteli 2014, Georgia, Georgia: This Georgian red wine is a blend of the red grape Saperavi and the white grape Rkatsiteli. Although this red has a touch of sweetness, it’s balanced beautifully by the ripe red berry fruit and spices. Lovely notes of blackberries and plums. Saperavi Rkatsiteli food pairings: turkey and cranberry sauce, pork with a fruit reduction, fresh fruit tarts. Drink: 2008 - 2016 142109 12% M 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Miguel Torres Santa Digna Syrah 2013, Central Valley, Chile: Juicy and darkly delicious with aromas of purple and black plums and dark spice. Supple and smooth. Perfect for grilled meats. Syrah food pairings: rare roast beef, lamb, pizza, barbecued pork spareribs. Drink: 2014 - 2019 480905 14.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Heartland Stickleback Red 2013, South Australia, Australia: This Ben Glaetzer wine delivers amazing quality and taste for the money. Redolent of big black plums and lots of mouth-watering acidity on the palate. Great wine for hearty meat dishes. Finishes with black pepper and smoke. Highly recommended. Food pairings: steak, cheeseburger. Drink: 2013 - 2017 116574 14.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Blaignan 2010, Médoc, Bordeaux A.C., France: Lots of toasty oak and hickory smoke on the nose of this robust, rustic red wine. This Cabernet blend from Bordeaux is well-priced. It gets a bit thinner on the palate than the nose would lead you to believe but is nonetheless good value. Food pairings: hearty meat dishes, barbecued chicken, char-grilled lamb. Drink: 2015 - 2019 400606 13.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia: Luscious and rich with cassis, fleshy blackberry and blackcurrant. Absolutely classic with a long finish. Tremendous quality for the price. There's some seductive anise and dark spice on the long finish. Liquid velvet. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: meaty chili, game meats, hard cheese. Drink: 2013 - 2019 84996 14% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Small Gully The Formula Robert's Shiraz 2011, South Australia, Australia: High alcohol, almost in the fortified wine region with hot baked black plums and chary oak. Somewhat reduced on the finish with bake prunes. Pair with a huge, rare steak. Shiraz food pairings: lamb cutlets, hamburgers, espresso and cocoa-rubbed flank steak, black bean soup, cheese. Drink: 2013 - 2017 142935 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Western Australia, Australia: Juicy Australian red wine with gigantic black plum and purple plum aromas and mouth-filling flavours. Smoky and mouth-watering with a sweet black plum finish. Perfect for a grilled steak or hamburger. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb Bolognese, grilled New York strip loin, hard cheese, braised pork shanks, veal chops. Drink: 2014 - 2018 606624 14% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mitolo Jester Shiraz 2012, South Australia, Australia: Bacon and campfire smoke on the nose of this big Australian red wine from oak aging. It's made from the country's flagship red wine grape Shiraz. Richard Tarlan was a favourite among the jesters to the Queen Elizabeth I and was the first to achieve national celebrity status. This wine is named in his honour, but it's no joke. Pair with lamb cutlets. Shiraz food pairings: lamb cutlets, hamburgers, espresso and cocoa-rubbed flank steak, black bean soup, cheese. Drink: 2014 - 2018 659607 15% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kilikanoon Wines Killerman's Run Shiraz 2012, South Australia, Australia: Smoky, savoury, meaty and juicy with luscious layers of fleshy ripe black fruit aromas and lots of smoke. So great, especially for this price. Pair with a pepper steak. Shiraz food pairings: lamb cutlets, hamburgers, espresso and cocoa-rubbed flank steak, black bean soup, cheese. Drink: 2014 - 2018 925453 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pier Rio Sordo Barbaresco 2009, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: A full-bodied matured Italian red wine showing its age in a good way: tanned leather, dried tobacco leaves and herbs. Good acidity on the palate. Smooth and integrated. Pair with rose and rosemary. Barbaresco food pairings: barbecued leg of lam, cheddar cheese, roasted pork loin, game birds. Drink: 2013 - 2017 360016 14% XD 750 mL $30.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pipoli Aglianico Del Vulture Aglianico 2013, Basilicata D.O.C., Italy: A Southern Italian wine that punches well above its weight on the price-quality ratio scale. This one is loaded with mocha and dark chocolate on the palate from generous oak aging. Full-bodied and smooth. Finishes with dried herbs and freshness. Aglianico food pairings: pasta in tomato sauce, vegetarian lasagne, roasted eggplant in rich tomato sauce. Drink: 2014 - 2018 320507 13.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bottega Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso 2014, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: A rich, full-bodied Ripasso with gorgeous aromas of black fruit, smoke and oak on the nose. Lovely texture and weight on the palate. Pair with prime rib. Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso food pairings: meat lovers pizza , spicy sausage , prime rib roast, hearty winter stew. Drink: 2016 - 2020 261453 15% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château D'or Et De Gueules Les Cimels 2013, Costières De Nîmes, Rhône A.C., France: This robust, rustic southern French red wine offers cedar brush and wild black cherry on the nose and palate with some cracked black pepper. Pair with prime rib. Food pairings: boeuf bourguignon, tourtière, grilled pork sausages. Drink: 2017 - 2020 480301 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Margaret River, West Australia, Australia: Minty blackberry on the nose belies the cool climate from which this lovely Australian wine hails. Mouth-watering and full-bodied with savory notes of grilled meats, blackberries and smoke. Pair with grilled pork chops. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: veal, roast chicken, rare roast beef. Drink: 2017 - 2020 686543 14% XD 750 mL $43.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau D'angles Grand Vin La Clape 2012, La Clape, Languedoc, Midi A.C., France: Robust, rustic and tannic with big black fruit. Perfect for pizza or hamburgers. Some tanned leather and dark spice on the finish. This full-bodied red wine is a blend of 55% Mourvèdre, 35% Syrah, 10% Grenache Noir grapes. Food pairings: pepper steaks, smoky ribs, chicken cacciatore, meat pizza.. Drink: 2017 - 2020 286492 14.5% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ridgepoint Pinot Noir 2011, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: This Ontario Pinot Noir is made from grapes grown on the winery's estate vineyards. Pair with mushroom risotto. Cherry liqueur and a little medicinal. Smooth and medium-bodied. Some menthol on the finish. Pinot Noir food pairings: goat cheese canapés, goat cheese strawberry and spinach salad, goat cheese bake with green herbs and gooseberry jam.. Drink: 2017 - 2020 89003 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wakefield Shiraz 2014, Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia: Solid and full-bodied with big black fruit aromas. This terrific Australian Shiraz is tarry, spicy and peppery on the palate and finish. Pair with hamburgers. Shiraz food pairings: hamburgers, pizza, black bean soup, cheese. Drink: 2015 - 2020 943787 14.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marchesi de Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello Di Montalcino 2010, Tuscany, D.O.C.G., Italy: Great concentration and depth of flavour on the palate. This blockbuster is in serious need of cellar time. This full-bodied red wine features aromas of blackberry, black plums, smoky oak and tar. It's fairly smooth, though this will improve with aging. Decant for 1-2 hours when you open it. A powerful and classic Italian red wine. Pair with prime rib. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: pasta in meat sauce, spicy sausages, grilled meats, game. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: hard cheese, veal piccata, grilled steak, roast leg of lamb. Drink: 2016 - 2025 963371 13% XD 1500 mL $113.95 Score: 93/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stag's Leap Wine Wine Cellars Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Napa Valley, California, United States: A towering, blockbuster Californian red wine with huge aromas of cassis and blackberry and smoke. The grapes for this wine are the best from the Fay and SLV selections. This is an iron fist in a velvet glove: structure, balance yet supple and smooth. Pair with kobe beef. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: barbecued ribs, rare steak, beef stew. Drink: 2018 - 2026 991919 14.5% D 750 mL $279.00 Score: 95/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Hedonist Shiraz 2013, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Down Under intensity and concentration of flavour. Savory, meaty and juicy with luscious layers of black fruit. This is a big-boned wine, yet balanced. Love the replays of fleshy blackberries and plums across the palate. Signature McLaren Vale Shiraz with smoky, toasty oak and charred black plums in an attractive way. Shiraz food pairings: Greek marinated lamb ribs on the grill, souvlaki, spanokapita pie. Drink: 2015 - 2020 90191 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Two Hands Wines Gnarly Dudes Shiraz 2015, South Australia, Australia: A warm alcoholic intake with fleshy ripe backed plums and blackberry pie. Pair with grilled meats. Shiraz food pairings: lamb cutlets, hamburgers, espresso and cocoa-rubbed flank steak, black bean soup, cheese. Drink: 2014 - 2018 660043 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Lovely attractive mocha-rich aromas on the nose with fleshy ripe black plums on the palate. Luxuriously layered with terrific replays of flavour and a long finish. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: barbecued steak, grilled lamb chops, hamburger, pork tenderloin. 55764 14.5% D 750 mL $25.95 Score: 93/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Les Pins Les Rochettes Bourgueil 2014, Loire Valley Aop, France: This Loire Valley red wine is made from the Cabernet Franc grape and displays the bell pepper character and some stemminess often associated with this varietal from this region. Full-bodied and tannic with aromas of dark tart cherry. Lots of acidity. Pair with grilled pork chops. Decant 1 hour. Food pairings: veal, roast chicken, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2017 - 2020 478263 13% 750 mL $17.75 Score: 87/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

d'Arenberg The Galvo Garage 2012, Mclaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia: Meaty, savoury and juicy Australian red wine. Full-bodied with big, black brooding dark fruit, smoke and layers that go on forever. This wine is a blend of about half Cabernet Sauvignon, and a quarter of Merlot and Petit Verdot, and a splash of Cabernet Franc. The wine was matured 12 months in French oak. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: barbecued steak, hamburgers, game sausage. Drink: 2017 - 2019 907584 14.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trivento Amado Sur Malbec Bonarda Syrah 2014, Mendoza, Argentina: Bursting with aromas of black fruit, smoke and tar. This wine needs cellar time and decanting of 2 hours. Pencil led and black fruit on the finish. Malbec Bonarda Syrah food pairings: robust dishes of beef, pork or lamb. Drink: 2017 - 2019 37036 14% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jip Jip Rocks Morambro Creek Shiraz 2013, Padthaway, South Australia, Australia: Minty cool on the nose with wild blackberry and brambleberry on the palate. Full-bodied, smooth and supple with richness and depth that is very satisfying. Shiraz food pairings: rare roast beef, lamb, pizza, barbecued pork spareribs. Drink: 2014 - 2019 673897 14.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vrucara Nero D'avola 2009, Sicily I.G.T., Italy: This lovely and enticing Sicilian red wine offers rich aromas of fleshy ripe black berries and spice. Ripe cherry liqueur on the nose with a black heart through the palate. Full-bodied and brooding, with black raspberry and dark prune notes. Pair with hamburgers. Nero D'avola food pairings: prime rib, brisket, leg of lamb. Drink: 2011 - 2018 111286 14% XD 750 mL $54.00 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Mentors Kwv Shiraz 2012, Paarl, South Africa W.O., South Africa: I love this! Best of both worlds: big, rich flavours yet complex and layered. A savoury, juicy, meaty red wine with seductive aromas of dried herbs, bacon fat and wild blackberry. This certainly has the power of South African fleshy ripened fruit but there's elegance here too, balance, finesse and a deep and abiding savouriness. Finishes with wood smoke. Pair with roast beef. Shiraz food pairings: grilled bison strip steaks, spice-braised lamb, cheddar, pork chops. Drink: 2015 - 2021 403618 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poderi Angelini Di Manduria Primitivo 2012, Puglia D.O.C., Italy: Dark spice and burnt fruit with tarry smoke. Tasty in a full-throttle way. Zinfandel on steroids. Needs charred meats. Primitivo food pairings: lamb, beef, chick pea curry. Drink: 2014 - 2018 268136 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Du Chatelard Cuvée Les Vieux Granits Fleurie Gamay 2013, Beaujolais, Burgundy A.P., France: This wine is produced from Gamay grapes that grow on vines planted on a hillside with roots thrust down into pink granite soils. The tannins are fairly smooth. Tart cherry fruit and mouth-watering acidity. Medium-bodied and smooth. Straightforward and tasty. Pair with poultry. Gamay food pairings: cold chicken sandwiches, beet salad and goat cheese. Drink: 2013 - 2017 207886 13% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 87/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Finca La Escuela El Limo Malbec 2012, Altamira, Mendoza, Argentina: Sweet and smooth Argentine Malbec with berry sweet flavours on the nose and palate. Full-bodied and fleshy with a purple plum, blueberry pie finish. Pair with grilled pork chops. Malbec food pairings: Argentinean asado, roast chicken, vegetarian stew. Drink: 2016 - 2020 479600 14% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Fontenil 2005, Fronsac, Bordeaux, A.C., France: A blockbuster French red wine from the Bordeaux sub-appellation of Fronsac. Rustic, robust and bursting with wild black cherry, toasty oak, smoke, graphite, tar and cigar box. Decant 2 hours and pair with a rare steak. Food pairings: grilled lamb chops, stuffed, baked breast of veal, boeuf bourguignon. Drink: 2015 - 2023 468322 14% D 750 mL $60.95 Score: 91/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Shiraz 2012, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: A spectacular blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon and 31% Shiraz. Classic aromas of fleshy ripe blackberries and lush plums. A long, satisfying finish/ Pair with roast beef. Cabernet Shiraz food pairings: rich game dishes, roast beef, hard cheese, pizza, grilled or spice-rubbed chicken. Drink: 2017 - 2022 528356 14.5% XD 750 mL $75.00 Score: 93/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Elderton Wines Shiraz 2012, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: Black as pitch, with lots of toasty oak, smoke and tarry notes. Full-throttle Australia Shiraz in all its glory. I'm a big fan of Elderton wines, and this is one fine example of why. A lovely vein of blackberry liqueur supports this concentrated wonder. Perfect for film noir and blackened ribs. Shiraz food pairings: BBQ meats, hearty meat meals, aged cheddar, grilled lamb. Drink: 2014 - 2021 713024 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rustenberg Rm Nicholson 2014, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: Very tannic wine that needs cellar time to smooth out then 2 hours decanting. A dry, robust red wine with black fruit and smoke with great weight on the palate. Nicely balanced. Try this red wine with braai, the traditional South African barbecue. Food pairings: rare rib steak, curry dishes, crown roast of pork. Drink: 2017 - 2022 278390 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tomassi Poggio Al Tufo Alicante 2013, Tuscany I.G.T, Italy: Intriguing purple plums, blueberry pie and violet aromas on the nose. Alicante is a lesser-known red grape grown in Italy, but it's capable of producing full-bodied red wines like this one, full of interesting flavours. Both the skin and pulp or fleshy of the grape are red, which is unusual -- the only Vitis vinifera grape that is so. This wine offers robust aromas of cigar box, blackberries and dark plums. Attractively sour-bitter finish. Something different and new for your pepperoni pizza. Alicante food pairings: grilled or cured meats, pepperoni pizza. Drink: 2017 - 2020 70797 13% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cottini Palazza Maffei Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2014, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Fleshy sweet ripe blackberries and black cherries on the nose and palate of this robust, supple Italian red wine. Lots of layers. Surprisingly robust with mouth-filling weight and texture for Valpolicella which borders on Amarone in weight. Pair with roast beef. Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore food pairings: prime rib roast, hearty winter stew, meat lovers pizza , spicy sausage. Drink: 2017 - 2020 338913 14.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sierra Cantabria Seleccion 2014, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Vintages Wine Panel: This palate-pleasing wine, built around Tempranillo, shows why this grape is so prized in Rioja. You’ll find ripe red berry-fruit on the nose here, as well as some spicy notes, chocolate, coffee, and sour cherry. A great value from Spain’s most acclaimed region. My note: What a delightful wine, especially at this price! Savoury, juicy with bright red fleshy berries. Love it! I can’t imagine a more pitch-perfect party wine for a wide variety of palates. Buy several cases for the holidays before it’s gone. Food pairings: lamburgers, roast veal, charcuterie. Drink: 2017 - 2025 190520 13.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Dujac Morey Saint Denis 2013, Burgundy A.C., France: A lovely, medium-bodied Burgundian red wine made from the classic Pinot Noir grape with tart red fruit, earth and mushrooms. Pair with risotto dishes inflected with wild truffle. Food pairings: medallions of veal, grilled sausage, roast chicken. Drink: 2015 - 2023 702696 13% XD 750 mL $80.00 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Elias Mora Crianza 2012, Toro D.O., Spain: Full-bodied with a good tannic grip. Pleasantly bitter black fruit with toasty oak. Yet supple and full-bodied too. Decant 2 hours and pair it with a rare steak. Food pairings: game meats, rare roast beef, spice-braised lamb, cheddar, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2015 - 2020 366815 15% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domain Mega Spileo 2010, Peloponnese, Achaia, Greece: A juicy red wine from Greece with mouth-watering acidity, black fruit and some smoky notes from oak aging. Made from grapes that grow in vineyards that have produced wines for more than 500 years. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: lamb shish kebab, spanokapita, roast veal. Drink: 2015 - 2019 466110 13.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ranch 32 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Monterey, California, United States: Sweet chocolate and mocha on the nose and palate of this cool climate Californian Cabernet. Sweet blackberry pie flavours on the palate. Smooth. Pair with grilled meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled lamb chops, stuffed, baked breast of veal, hard cheeses. Drink: 2015 - 2021 480269 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bridlewood Blend 175 2014, Central Coast, California, United States: A savoury and robust Californian red wine blend that's perfect for meat lover's pizza. Aromas of black currant and blackberry. Food pairings: roast leg of pork, lamb Tangine, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2017 - 2021 479170 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Planeta La Segretta 2014, Sicily D.O.C., Italy: Seductive black plum and smoke on the nose and palate. Deep, rich and concentrated southern Italian red wine blend from the sunny island of Sicily. Pair with grilled meats and barbecue. Food pairings: roast venison, rabbit stew, goose, onion and potato pie. Drink: 2016 - 2020 477950 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Prunotto Mompertone 2014, Monferrato, Piedmont D.O.C., Italy: A robust, juicy Italian red wine blend with aromas and flavours of black tart cherry and dark spice. Firm tannins. Decant 2 hours and pair with rare meats. Good price. Food pairings: rare roast beef, venison tenderloin, veal Parmigiano. Drink: 2017 - 2022 388587 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ochoa Single Vineyard Reserva 2009, Navarra D.O., Spain: The 2009 vintage is rich and luxurious on the nose and palate with dark red fruit, toasty oak and cigar box. Smoky with dusty, earthy notes and chary black fruit. Racy acidity is balanced with the heft of the wine for rare and grilled meats. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb, lamb liver and sautéed sweet onions. Drink: 2015 - 2019 418178 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alain Jaume & Fils Clos De Sixte Lirac 2013, Rhone A.C., France: Beautifully concentrated with a core of hedonistic black cherry liqueur aromas and flavours running through it. Full-bodied, dry, complex and ultimately satisfying. Gutsy and muscular with a fair kick of dark fruit in its heart. Decant for 1 hour. Produced by Alain Jaume & Fils. Pair this beauty with lamb or steak. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb, slow-braised beef ribs, meaty dishes. Drink: 2016 - 2019 76349 14.5% D 750 mL $25.95 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Muriel Reserva Vendimia Seleccionada 2011, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: This lovely Spanish red wine is dusty and earthy with great structure, but it's not fruity in the least. Just a faint hint of dried blackberry on this Rioja red wine. Also dried herbs and an almost chalky finish in an attractive way, though a little short. This full-bodied Spanish red wine is made from all Tempranillo. Finishes with espresso. Food pairings: pork, game, lamb. Drink: 2014 - 2018 276030 13.5% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Solengo 2012, Tuscany I.G.T, Italy: Wonderfully rich, aromatic wine with meaty aromas of black fruit, spice and oak. Food pairings: barbecued ribs, hamburgers, chicken wings. Drink: 2014 - 2022 43398 13% XD 750 mL $84.95 Score: 94/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masi Costasera Riserva Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2011, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Lovely, rich and dark with toasty, smoky goodness. Black fruit and cigar box with some coffee notes. So delicious. Pair with prime rib. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: leg of lamb, pasta with tomato sauce, venison, beef daube, polenta dishes. Drink: 2014 - 2020 324137 15% D 750 mL $69.95 Score: 95/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clos Des Brusquières Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2013, Rhône A.C., France: Plush, juicy and richly flavoured southern French red wine from the heart of the Rhone Valley in Châteauneuf-du-Pape where up to 13 grapes comprise the blend. Smooth with the pleasant bite of dark pepper. Pair with brontosaurus burgers. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: grilled bison strip steaks, spice-braised lamb, veal chops. Drink: 2016 - 2025 416289 14.5% XD 750 mL $55.95 Score: 93/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beran Zinfandel 2013, California, United States: Tastes like a mocha dark chocolate Cabernet rather than zinfandel, though it's still tasty. Full-bodied. Pair with sweet barbecued ribs. Zinfandel food pairings: roast veal breast, sausage casserole, roast quail with berry coulis. Drink: 2015 - 2019 431882 15.3% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marchese Antinori Riserva Chianti Classico 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: The Sangiovese grapes for this Italian red wine grow on the Tignanello Estate nestled in the core of the Chianti Classico district. This wine is matured for 14 months in small oak casks followed by another 12 months aging in the bottle before it goes to market. Smoky cigar box and dried herbs on the nose, extremely dry palate, full-bodied and subtle. Earthy not fruity. Dedicated to those who love the slow unfolding of sensual pleasure in the glass. Could use some cellar time. Decant 1-2 hours. Chianti Classico food pairings: meat-sauce ravioli, pesto, beef stew. Drink: 2017 - 2022 241363 13.5% XD 750 mL $42.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cathedral Cellar Kwv Pinotage 2014, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: Savoury notes of bacon, fleshy black cherry and vanilla smoke. It’s got a velvet texture with a dry medium-full-bodied weight and flavours of cocoa, coffee, and blackberry jam with a dark spiced finish. If you don't know Pinotage as a grape very well, start with this wine. It's South Africa's flagship grape the way California has Zinfandel. Smoky oak weaves it way through the wine. Lovely! Pair with: grilled lamb steaks. Pinotage food pairings: grilled lamb steaks. Drink: 2015 - 2019 99267 14% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Claret 2014, Sonoma County, California, United States: An easy-drinking Cabernet with chocolate and blackberry notes and some furry tannins. Decant 2 hours and pair with hamburgers. Food pairings: roast chicken, gourmet stuffed hamburgers, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2016 - 2019 479055 13.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Fowles Wine Shiraz 2013, Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria, Australia: Chary burnt fruit in this big Aussie red. The 2012 vintage doesn't perform as well as past vintages. Hope that's not a trend. Try it with wild game that you don't necessarily have to shoot yours. Shiraz food pairings: pork, game, lamb. Drink: 2014 - 2018 243592 14% XD 750 mL $35.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Sonoma County, California, United States: Black currant, wild cassis, tart blackberry and smoke. Full-bodied, balanced and complex. A nicely balanced Californian Cabernet. Pair with a pepper steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: barbecued ribs, rare steak, beef stew. Drink: 2017 - 2022 985408 14.8% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 91/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis Jadot Clos Barre Volnay Pinot Noir 2012, Côte De Beaune, Burgundy A.C., France: Founded in 1859, the house of Louis Jadot has been making wine in Burgundy for generations. This is a mature Burgundian Pinot Noir now displaying attractive tertiary aromas such as wild violets and truffle, along with black cherry and spice. Pair with veal chops. Pinot Noir food pairings: goose, black bean soup, pork roast, pot roast. Drink: 2015 - 2023 977074 14% XD 750 mL $99.00 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rustenberg Wines Peter Barlow Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Stellenbosch, South Africa W.O., South Africa: A towering wine and massive structure supports fleshy ripe black fruit with great concentration: this full-bodied red wine features aromas and flavours of cassis, blackberry, blackcurrant. Classically styled, superbly crafted. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pork tenderloin, prime rib, roast chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2020 425314 14.5% XD 750 mL $50.00 Score: 93/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flagstone Dragon Tree Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Pinotage 2013, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: Rounded, delicious and sumptuous! Sink your teeth and hedonistic heart into this South African red wine. Lovely aromas of blackberry, cassis, spice, and plum. Ripe black plum and toasty oak. Yum. Bring it on! Decant for 1-2 hours and pair with hearty meat dishes. This big red wine is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, pinotage, and it aged in oak for 18 months. Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Pinotage food pairings: barbecued ribs, hamburgers, chicken wings. Drink: 2015 - 2019 37549 14.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trapiche Finca Las Palmas Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Mendoza, Argentina: Beautifully structured and balanced Argentine Cabernet with attractive aromas of cedar brush, cassis and black currant. Very classic in its styling and elegance. Perfect for filet mignon. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled New York strip loin, hard cheese, braised pork shanks, veal chops. Drink: 2015 - 2022 143206 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mollydooker Carnival Of Love Shiraz 2013, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Liquid cigar in the best sense -- so smoky and great! Black fruit and dried herbs and pipe tobacco and cigar box. Pair with brontosaurus burgers. Shiraz food pairings: bison roast, roast venison ribs, Kangaroo strip loin steak. Drink: 2015 - 2022 242743 13.5% XD 750 mL $100.00 Score: 93/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Craftwork Pinot Noir 2013, Monterey, California, United States: Lots of sweet oak and vanilla spice on the nose followed by sweet cherry flavours on the palate of this smooth medium-bodied Californian Pinot Noir from the cool climate of Monterey. Pair with grilled chicken. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled lamb chops, stuffed, baked breast of veal, hard cheeses. Drink: 2015 - 2019 479089 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine La Guintrandy Vielles Vignes Cairanne 2014, Côtes Du Rhône Villages, Rhone A.C., France: Very peppery with purple and black plum aromas. Vibrant with good acidity that's well balanced with the fruit concentration in this full-bodied red. Brought to us by Olivier Cuilleras. Cairanne food pairings: barbecued leg of lamb, cheddar cheese, roasted pork loin, game birds. Drink: 2015 - 2020 362624 15% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Two Rivers Tributary Pinot Noir 2014, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: A racy tar berry cool-climate Pinot Noir from New Zealand. Smooth and medium-bodied. Pair with planked salmon. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled chicken breast, cedar-planked salmon, roast root vegetables. Drink: 2017 - 2020 465864 13.5% D 750 mL $28.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Napa Valley, California, United States: The vines for this blockbuster Californian Cabernet are planted high on the hillside slopes of Mount Veeder, clinging to rugged facades with rocky, steep soils. Full-bodied, complex and savoury with many intriguing aromas and flavours. This is benchmark Californian cabernet in all its glory. Aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant and cassis with some dry underbrush and herbs and smoke on the finish. Pair with classic filet mignon, lamb with rosemary or pork tenderloin. Decant 2 hours. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled veal chop with morel mushrooms. Drink: 2015 - 2022 708842 14.5% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 93/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Penfolds Bin 2 Shiraz Mourvèdre 2014, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: A full-bodied Australian red wine blend of traditional Rhone varieties: Shiraz (about 90%) and Mourvèdre (about 10%) grapes with terrific structure and depth. Judicious use of oak wraps around blackberries and some dark spice notes. The wine was aged in second use American oak barrels. A pleasantly long, dry finish. Another classic red from Australia. Perfect for grilled meats: smooth yet robust. Finishes with dark fruits, pepper and spice. Pair with braised meats or stew. Shiraz Mourvèdre food pairings: veal, roast chicken, planked salmon. Drink: 2015 - 2025 468629 14% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Nicolas Feuillatte Chardonnay Blanc De Blancs 2006, Champagne A.C., France: A lovely, mature Champagne with toasted almond and dried fig. Serve chilled as an aperitif. Chardonnay Blanc De Blancs food pairings: oysters on the half-shell, roast chicken sandwiches, seafood bites. Drink: 2015 - 2019 9761 13% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carpenè Malvolti Cuvée Brut Conegliano Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: Terrific toasty, rich, dry bubbly at a steal of a deal price. Goodness, stock up for your next party or all of the weddings in your future. Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore food pairings: oysters, goat cheese, fried chicken, smoked ham, seafood. Drink: 2016 - 2019 727438 12% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Benchmark New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, with zesty refreshment on every sip and a long, clean finish. Classic aromas of chives, lime, lemon and fresh-cut grass. Perfect for a wide range of dishes, from vegetarian to shellfish. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: cheese, shellfish, Caesar salad, corned beef and cabbage, pork chops. Drink: 2015 - 2018 160085 13% XD 375 mL $9.95 Score: 91/100. February 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alamos Torrontés 2015, Salta, Argentina: The floral, aromatic white wine offers great sipping pleasure as an aperitif or companion to fresh seafood. Medium-bodied with good acidity. Torrontés food pairings: Asian dishes, fresh seafood salad, smoked turkey sandwiches. Drink: 2015 - 2018 81539 13.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Oyster Bay Pinot Grigio 2015, Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand: 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. Zippy and refreshing with aromas of lime and grapefruit. Ends on an up note of lime and lemon zest and springtime energy. Pinot Grigio food pairings: grilled lake fish, garden salad, shellfish, chicken cacciatore, spaghetti. Drink: 2015 - 2017 326090 12% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jip Jip Rocks Chardonnay 2015, Padthaway, South Australia, Australia: This medium-bodied unoaked Australian chardonnay offers fresh and pure with aromas of green apple and lime. No oak, no heaviness. A crisp green melon finish. Perfect for fresh seafood. Pair this white wine with roast chicken or turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: linguini with rose sauce, creamy green herb risotto, asparagus with fried egg. Drink: 2017 - 2020 175752 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Brokenwood Maxwell Semillon 2009, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia: Semillon is a specialty of the Hunter Valley and of this wine producer in particular. This full-bodied white wine offers gorgeous aromas of lemon, lanolin, beeswax, baked bread and toast. Semillon develops complex and fascinating flavours and depth as it ages. Semillon food pairings: chicken brochettes, oyster pot pie, pan-fried freshwater fish. Drink: 2015 - 2021 371484 11.5% XD 750 mL $47.95 Score: 95/100. February 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Avondale Jonty's Ducks Pekin 2015, Paarl, South Africa W.O., South Africa: A come-alive white wine in the glass with zesty notes of lime and grapefruit. Ultra-refreshing with racy acidity on the palate for field greens and spinach quiche. Food pairings: roast turkey, roast duck, spinach quiche, salads. Drink: 2017 - 2019 439554 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kim Crawford Spitfire Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: So creamy, rich and seductively complex. This is a more richly woven Sauvignon Blanc than the winery's entry-level version. There's a longer pungency and persistence of flavours. Very mouth-filling and luscious with surprising lift and vibrancy. Winemaker Anthony is after more ripe tropical fruit in this expression, such as passion fruit, melon, and guava. So vibrant and expressive with clean slate and white citrus on the finish. Pair with mussels, oysters and scallops. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Margherita pizza, salad, pork, strong cheese. Drink: 2016 - 2019 38240 12.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. February 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Matetic Corralillo Sauvignon Blanc 2015, San Antonio Valley, Chile: Grassy gloriously: Love this! Herbal and refreshing and the Platonic ideal of green. Chives and some grapefruit. Perfect for salads and seafood. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: chicken and sage skewers, fresh tomato and basil salad, oysters on the half shell, pan-fried freshwater fish. Drink: 2017 - 2018 347740 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 91/100. February 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fleur De California Chardonnay 2014, North Coast, California, United States: A vibrant chardonnay, not rich and heavy, but spritely. Aromas of green and white melon and Granny Smith apples. Some toast on the finish. Medium- to full-bodied. Pair with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: pork chops, crab legs, fish cakes. Drink: 2016 - 2019 311522 13.8% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Gooseberry goodness on the nose of this zesty New Zealand wine made from the country's iconic white grape Sauvignon Blanc. This is a gusher of mouth-watering acidity on the palate: perfect for fresh seafood. Herbal and bright. Medium-bodied. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: chicken and sage skewers, fresh tomato and basil salad, Thai green curry fish, fresh oysters on the half shell, seafood salad. Drink: 2015 - 2017 224428 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Maculan Pinot Grigio 2015, Veneto I.G.T., Italy: Fresh and dry with white peach and lime aromas. Great aperitif. Perfect companion to vegetarian dishes. Zesty, vibrant Pinot Grigio from an Italian producer that's consistent year after year. Medium-bodied. Good aperitif. Pinot Grigio food pairings: seafood, pasta, breaded veal cutlets, barbecued chicken, cheese. Drink: 2015 - 2017 734921 13% XD 750 mL $15.90 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barone Montalto Collezione Di Famiglia Viognier 2015, Sicily I.G.T., Italy: Elegant and floral -- so pretty! If you love Torrontes, try this wine. Perfect for Asian fair and spices. The vines are planted o steep hillsides. Viognier food pairings: roast turkey, pan-fried smoke scallops, onion and asparagus galette. Drink: 2015 - 2018 435479 12.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 91/100. February 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Riesling 2016, Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia: Laser focused pure fruit zings across the senses and palate with this vibrant Australian Riesling. Come-alive cool-climate Riesling with crisp, silver lines of refreshment from start to finish. Love it! Petrol, lemon blossom, lime zest, mineral depth. Mouth-watering and dry. Supreme! Try it with creamy cheeses. Lots of acidity and minerality in this crisp white wine. Pair with spinach quiche and vegetarian dishes. Riesling food pairings: game birds, pork, cheese, seafood. Drink: 2017 - 2019 262469 12% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. February 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Les Charmes-Godard 2012, Côtes De Franc, Bordeaux A.C., France: Some green apple and toasty oak on this medium-bodied French white wine blend. Note: The LCBO product code on the bottle and on the LCBO site is incorrect as it brings up a red wine from this winery, but this white wine was at the tasting. Food pairings: seafood ravioli, cheese cannelloni, smoked fish bites. Drink: 2015 - 2018 13% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 87/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

St. Francis Chardonnay 2014, Sonoma County, California, United States: Buttery and balanced Californian white wine, with full-bodied goodness. Nice price for classic Sonoma chardonnay. Aromas of fleshy white peach and toasty oak. Finishes nicely with ripe apricot and butterscotch. Try this chard with roast turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled pork chops, stuffed chicken breast, beef bourguignon, cheese. Drink: 2017 - 2019 317131 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. February 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Chablisienne Grande Cuvée Chablis 2014, Burgundy A.C., France: So pretty! Juicy and mouth-watering with gorgeous lime-fresh acidity for shellfish and seafood. Green apple on the finish. Medium-bodied. Chablis food pairings: oysters on the half shell, steamed mussels in their own juice, oysters Rockefeller. Drink: 2017 - 2022 685222 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dirty Laundry Vineyard Say Yes Pinot Gris 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Fun, fresh and vibrant with some attractive bite on the palate. Mouth-watering acidity yields to fresh white peach and pear flavours and crisp, dry finish. Pair with seafood and salads. Pinot Gris food pairings: pork tenderloin, roast turkey, seafood, pasta with cream sauce, salads. Drink: 2015 - 2017 423202 12.7% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sexton Vineyard Giant Steps Chardonnay 2008, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia: Attractive notes of green apples wrapped in a blanket of toasted almond and hazelnut. Full-bodied and rich. Pair with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled white fish, pork brochette, roast chicken. Drink: 2011 - 17 243154 13.5% XD 750 mL $27.90 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Jacky Marteau Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Loire A.C., France: This Sauvignon Blanc offers vibrant and refreshing notes of both lime citrus and herbal-grassy that makes it an extremely versatile food companion from vegetarian dishes to seafood, shellfish and salads. Terrific French white wine, especially for the money. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Thai green curry fish, fresh oysters on the half shell, chicken and sage skewers, fresh tomato and basil salad, pan-fried freshwater fish. Drink: 2015 - 2017 745349 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 91/100. February 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese 2014, Mosel, Pradikätswein, Germany: A gorgeous sweet German Riesling with aromas of apricot and peach pie. Pair with fruit-based desserts. Riesling Spätlese food pairings: mild curries, Thai dishes, roast turkey. Drink: 2017 - 2023 481374 8% M 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ponte Pellegrino Greco Di Tufo 2015, Campania I.G.T., Italy: A briny, floral, zesty Italian white wine that's light-bodied and perfect for shellfish or seafood. Greco Di Tufo food pairings: shellfish, seafood, quiches, salads. Drink: 2015 - 2018 477760 12.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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