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Vintages Release February 18, 2017

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Dessert Wine

Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2003, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: A rich and robust vintage-dated port from a good year. Pair with Blackforest Cake. Drink: 2010 - 2018 951962 20.5% S 750 mL $139.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Two Hands Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, South Australia, Australia: Classic Cabernet Sauvignon aromas of sweet plum, blueberries, cassis, dark spice and some tar. Sexy Beast is indeed sexy, with fleshy ripe back fruit, a lingering whiff of smoke and a voluptuous texture that wraps itself around your senses. Powerful, but balanced. Pair with hearty meat dishes. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pepper steaks, smoky ribs, chicken cacciatore, meat pizza.. Drink: 2015 - 2019 219469 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz 2014, Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia: The 2014 vintage of Bin 128 is terrific, but don't expect a fruit bomb. Terrific layering, depth and complexity with a long finish. This is what finesse and European styling with Australian sunshine power tastes like. Winemaker Peter Gago wins again. Lovely aromas of mint, cassis, blackcurrant and blackberry with just enough toasty warmth from the oak. Pair with rare filet mignon. Shiraz food pairings: rich game dishes, roast beef, hard cheese, pizza, grilled or spice-rubbed chicken. Drink: 2016 - 2025 509919 14.5% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 95/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stone Dwellers Shiraz 2013, Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria, Australia: A strong acidic attack on the front and mid palate. Smoky with loads of toasty oak and chary black fruit. Heart of blackness with a mint lining. Fleshy black plums, blackberries and dark spices on this robust Australian red wine from Fowles winery. Luscious layers of flavour and complexity. Full-bodied with a long spicy satisfying finish. Pair with rare steak. Shiraz food pairings: hamburger, char-grilled beef, blackened chicken, lamb chops, pizza. Drink: 2013 - 2018 265967 15% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jackson-Triggs Reserve Meritage 2015, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Full-bodied and balanced Niagara meritage made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Pair with grilled meats. Meritage food pairings: grilled or braised red meats, roast pork or lamb, pasta bolognese and a variety of aged cheeses. Drink: 2015 - 2019 526228 12.4% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bodega Del Abad Dom Bueno Crianza 2006, D.O., Bierzo, Spain: Lovely mature flavours of tanned leather, violets and cigar box. Not fruity. Love this lots more than the other, "younger" Abad Bierzo wine in this release from 2008. Somewhat like mature Rioja without the markup. Drink: 2013 - 2016 244699 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Benmarco Dominio Del Plata Malbec 2013, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: A robust and vibrant red wine that offers lots of pleasure in every glass. Coffee, mocha and espresso on a black fruit layers of full-bodied goodness. Smoky to the finish. Unfined and unfiltered before bottling and produced by Dominio del Plata. Try it with hamburgers or meat lovers' pizza. Malbec food pairings: beef,  turkey, spicy dishes, tomato sauces, hamburgers. Drink: 2014 - 2016 657601 14% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2013, South Australia, Australia: A top-notch shiraz with aromas of fleshy blackberry and mint. Juicy, smooth and full-bodied. Very tasty. Perfect for hamburgers, pizza and steak. The grapes for this wine are grown in vineyards at an elevation of 480 metres above sea level which imparts great elegance and balance to this full-bodied red wine. Elegance meets decadence in the glass. Shiraz food pairings: prime rib roast with rosemary and garlic, hamburgers stuffed with feta cheese, roasted vegetable stew. Drink: 2015 - 2019 998476 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gerard Bertrand Les Aspres Shiraz Grenache Mourvèdre 2013, Côtes Du Roussillon, Roussillon A.C., France: This red wine blend is more rustic than the winery's Saint Chinian, but still delivers terrific flavour and texture. The blend is 50% Syrah, 40% Mourvèdre and 10% Grenache. The vines grow in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains. Pair with rack of lamb. Shiraz Grenache Mourvèdre food pairings: roast leg of lamb, lamb liver and sautéed sweet onions. Drink: 2016 - 2018 413245 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Inniskillin Montague Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013, Four Mile Creek, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely Niagara Pinot Noir with excellent balance and flavour. Aromas of fleshy ripe cherry and wild berries. Medium-bodied and silky smooth. A lovely expression of Niagara elegance. Pair with quail. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal medallions, avocado and papaya salad, grilled radicchio, basil pesto, frittata. Drink: 2015 - 2018 997353 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Huff Estates Winery Reserve Pinot Noir 2014, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A sumptuous, seductive Prince Edward County Pinot Noir with aromas of black cherry, raspberry and spice. Just bursting with aroma and flavour. Huff makes spectacular wines all round. The 2014 Pinot is 100% Pinot Noir grapes picked at 21.5 brix (ripeness/sugar level in the grapes). Production is only 480 cases. Pair with planked salmon. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled salmon, roast chicken. Drink: 2015 - 2021 489708 12% D 750 mL $35.00 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Diemersfontein Chocolate Coffee Pinotage 2015, Wellington W.O., South Africa: Classic coffee nose and palate of this delicious South African Pinotage. Smoky and juicy with espresso and mocha. That's how it's supposed to smell and taste. Dry and mouth-watering. Pair with coffee-rubbed or marinated beef. Pinotage food pairings: meat topped pizza, blackened lamb burgers, quail, smoked cheese. Drink: 2017 - 2020 956409 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Di Majo Norante Biferno Rosso Ramitello 2012, Molise Doc, Italy: Big and rich Italian red wine with generous layers of dark plums and smoke notes and mocha. Terrific price! Good aging potential but also ready to enjoy tonight with pizza. This medium-bodied blend of 80% Montepulciano and 20% Aglianico grapes offers lots of depth of flavour in the glass. Mouth-watering and perfect for ribeye steak. VERY nice! Food pairings: barbecued ribs, rare steak, beef stew. Drink: 2015 - 2019 973214 13.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Carolina Specialies Dry Farming Carignan 2012, Cauquenes Valley, Maule Valley, Chile: The Carignan grapes are dry farmed, which adds richness, depth and character to the wine. Dry farming means that the grapes are not irrigated and must rely on the rain water that nature provides, however little that is in dry climates like this one. It also has the effect of producing smaller grapes or berries with more concentrated flavours. Complex, dry and savoury Chilean red wine with gorgeously rich black fruit aromas and flavours. Pleasant tarry-tart black cranberry on the finish. Full-bodied with a velvet smooth texture Carignan food pairings: beef braciole stuffed with sausage and currants. Drink: 2014 - 2020 213520 15% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rioja Bordón Reserva 2009, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Muted notes of dried dark fruit and herbs on the nose and palate. Subdued. Dried fruit and cigar box on the palate. Finishes with spices and dusty earth. Pair with lamb. This wine produced by Bodegas Franco-Españolas. Pair with lamb Food pairings: roast leg of lamb, hard cheese, veal piccata, grilled steak. Drink: 2015 - 2019 194753 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Alicia Gran Reserva De Los Andes Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Maipo Valley, Chile: This Chilean Cabernet has sweet blackberry pie on the nose and palate. Sweet vanilla spice on the palate from oak aging. Full-bodied and smooth. Finishes with chocolate. Pair with Mexican mole. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: back ribs, gourmet pizza topped with steak strips. Drink: 2014 - 2017 60244 14% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tenuta Di Ghizzano Veneroso 2012, Tuscany I.G.T, Italy: This robust Italian red wine is a blend is 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The wine was first made in 1985, and from vines planted in hilly vineyards planted 35 kilometres from the Tuscan coastline. They are organically farmed using indigenous yeast and the wine is aged for 16 months in second-use barrels and another 14 months in bottle at the winery before release. Classic and structured and intriguing. Black fruit and smoky mystery on the nose. The palate floods the senses with black plums, anise and dark spices. Considerable structure, complexity and concentration. This will do well in the cellar, but it'll be difficult to wait. Food pairings: rich tomato sauce with cheese-filled pasta, vegetarian lasagne, meat loaf. Drink: 2017 - 2025 103218 13% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Athene 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia B.C. V.Q.A., Canada: A robust BC red wine blend of Cabernet and Syrah grapes. Smoky, toasty oak with a charred, blackened edge. This is the winery's flagship label. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2016 - 2022 371336 14% XD 750 mL $43.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Symington Altano 2014, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: Black cherry liqueur flavours: rich and delicious especially for this price. Juicy and mouth-watering with good acidity for tangy tomato sauces and hearty meat dishes. Smooth and full-bodied. Great value. Food pairings: pork tenderloin, prime rib, roast chicken. Drink: 2015 - 2018 579862 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cono Sur 20 Barrels Limited Edition Pinot Noir 2014, Casablanca Valley, Chile: Luscious and full-bodied with terrific depth of flavour and length on the finish. This is New World style all the way: fleshy ripe black cherries dance across your palate and play with your senses. Fabulous dinner party or gift wine that will appeal to many people. Try it with grilled chicken or planked salmon tonight. Pinot Noir food pairings: mushroom dishes, planked salmon, roast chicken, basil pesto. Drink: 2015 - 2019 684530 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Grandes Serres Rocca Luna Beaumes De Venise 2014, Rhône A.O.P., France: Rich raspberry liqueur aromas on the nose and palate of this robust, smooth southern French red wine from the Rhone Valley. Grandes Serres is a Merchant-Artisan winery. Pair this wine with grilled meats. Drink: 2015 - 2020 434639 15% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dandelion Vineyards Lioness Shiraz 2014, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Full-bodied, robust and rustic with full-throttle black fruit, smoke, oak and spice aromas. Polished tannins and a long finish. This single vineyard Australian red wine is made from the Shiraz grape. These winemakers see the devil in the weeds, allowing dandelions to grow among the vine as they suppress other weeds and provide nutritious mulch. The "wishing clocks" of white seed in the spring provide new life. The Shiraz grapes are sourced form a single vineyard in the foothills of the McLaren Vale. The vines are planted in ironstone pebble laden with clay loam, over ancient Kurrajong Formation geology of silica cemented conglomerate ideally suited to grow Shiraz. Bunches are hand-picked in mid-March and fermented together in open top fermenters with ambient yeast and hand plunging for 12 days before basket pressing and aging in mostly French oak barriques before bottling without fining. Decant 1 hour and pair with rare steak. Shiraz food pairings: game meats, rare roast beef, spice-braised lamb, cheddar, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2016 - 2019 357475 14.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Giuseppe Campagnola Amarone Della Classico 2012, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: Lots of dried tobacco leaves, cigar box, smoke and cherry liqueur on the nose and palate of this huge Italian red wine blend made from the famous Appasimento method of drying grapes on straw mats before fermentation to concentrate flavours and alcohol. Pair with strong cheeses and gentle men. Drink: 2015 - 2025 204750 15% XD 750 mL $43.95 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Katnook Founder's Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia: Mint-menthol with sweet fleshy blackberry and purple plums. Full-bodied, supple and juicy. Finishes with spice and bumbleberry pie. Pair with grilled meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pork tenderloin, prime rib, roast chicken. Drink: 2015 - 2022 660332 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rocca Delle Macie Riserva Di Fizzano Single Vineyard Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: The Italian winery of the Fizzano estate is planted with both grape vines and olive trees (the latter also has a DO Organic certification). Intensely concentrated dark fruit aromas. This Chianti Classico is mostly Sangiovese but also has small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. Full-bodied with a good tarry, black fruit grip on the palate. Savoury and meaty. Give it some cellar time then decant 2 hours with a hearty meat dish. Good value. Chianti Classico food pairings: medallions of veal, grilled sausage, roast chicken. Drink: 2015 - 2020 699454 14% XD 750 mL $33.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clarence Dillon Clarendelle 2012, Bordeaux A.O.C., France: A reasonably priced Bordeaux red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. Aromas of black fruit, toasty oak and dark spice. Pair with a rare steak. Decant for 2 hours. Drink: 2014 - 2019 28837 13.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Sixtine Cuvee Du Vatican Chateauneuf-Du-Pape 2013, Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Rhône A.C., France: A blockbuster, big wine with cherry liqueur notes wrapped in smoke. Chateauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: Stew, rare steak, stuffed flank steak. Drink: 2017 - 2025 740639 14% D 750 mL $47.95 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montes Alpha Pinot Noir 2014, Casablanca Valley, Anconcagua Coast D.O., Chile: A vibrant, full-bodied pinot noir with fleshy ripe cherry and berry aromas. Its juicy and generous but balanced with some terrific acidity for planked salmon or roast chicken. Montes is a flagship producer for Chile, and their wines are always incredibly well priced in relation to their superb quality and taste. Try and see for yourself. Pinot Noir food pairings: planked salmon, roast chicken, pork tenderloin, pizza, beef. Drink: 2017 - 2020 143214 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Portal Criança 2013, Terra Alta D.O., Spain: A pleasant party sipper with blackened charred oak and black dried fruit. Pair with rare steak. Drink: 2015 - 2018 146183 14.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 85/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Galil Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Upper Galilee, Israel: A smooth, full-bodied, juicy Cabernet Sauvignon from one of Israel's best winemaking regions. Lusciously flavourful with aromas of fleshy black plums and blackberries. Some smoke on the finish. Pair with a juicy steak. Drink: 2016 - 2021 128058 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Yalumba The Strapper Gsm Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2014, South Australia, Australia: So lovely and juicy with rich layers of black cherry aromas and dark spice. A juicy, delicious, full-bodied Australian red wine blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro (aka Mourvèdre) 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 - 2020 295873 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vivanco Reserva 2010, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A robust and richly flavoured Spanish red wine with savoury bacon notes and dark spice on the nose and palate. This wine is made from Tempranillo and Graciano grapes that are grown on estate-owned vineyards. The wine is aged for 24 months in French and American oak barrels. Pair with rosemary lamb. Drink: 2015 - 2021 293431 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Michele Castellani I Castei Costamaran Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2013, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Dark and robust with a seductive nose. Fleshy ripe black fruit aromas and smoky notes. Decant 1 hour. Incredibly concentrated and deeply flavoured, this classic Ripasso finishes with signature black cherry, leather, mocha and spice. Try it with spicy Italian sausages or pepperoni pizza. Valpolicella Classico Superiore food pairings: barbecued ribs, rich tomato sauce and pasta, vegetarian lasagne. Drink: 2016 - 2021 972406 13.2% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis Jadot Les Boucherottes Pinot Noir 2013, Côte De Beaune, Burgundy A.C., France: Savoury and juicy with vibrant cherry aromas. Smooth and medium- to full-bodied with a long, lovely finish. Pinot Noir food pairings: prime rib, brisket, leg of lamb. Drink: 2016 - 2023 121319 14% XD 750 mL $67.95 Score: 91/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tsantali Reserve Rapsani Xynomavro 2012, Thessalia P.D.O., Greece: A rustic, tannic red wine with aromas of charred black fruit, toast, oak and smoke. Firm grip on the palate. It's a blend of traditional grapes including Xinomavro, Krassato, and Stavroto. Pair with hearty meat dishes. Xynomavro food pairings: Greek marinated lamb ribs on the grill, souvlaki, spanokapita pie. Drink: 2015 - 2019 734855 13.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Finca Flichman Expresiones Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Argentina: This bi-varietal wine is a blend of Shiraz (60%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (40%) blend that spends 8 months in American and French oak, which imparts depth and richness to the wine, along with toasty oak and vanilla smoke aromas. This winery sources all of its grapes from estate vineyards and the harvesting is done by hand. Lots of dark fruit to fill out all the spaces in this wine. Rich and fleshy black and purple plum flavours on this finish along with sweet vanilla spice. A crowd pleaser. Pair with hamburgers dressed with all the fixin's. Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: braised beef and grilled root vegetables, beef fajitas, pepper steaks. Drink: 2015 - 2020 17111 14.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Irony Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley, North Coast,California, United States: A solid Californian Cabernet that's full-bodied with classic blackberry and cassis aromas, and just enough toasty oak. Polished tannins, good balance. Finishes with attractive wood smoke and black fruit. Pair it with a pepper steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: hearty meat dishes, hard cheese. Drink: 2016 - 2022 25106 14.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

13Th Street Cabernet Merlot 2013, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Juicy, plush, berry-rich and balanced Niagara red wine blend of Cabernet and Merlot grapes. Ripe and delicious. Smooth and full-bodied. Pair with grilled lamb. Drink: 2015 - 2019 56598 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ramirez De La Piscina Crianza Tempranillo 2012, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Lots of toasty oak and Band-Aid on the nose (good thing) on this robust Spanish red wine. Loaded with black berries and wild tart woodland fruit with savoury cedar brush and garrigue and mystery. Meaty, and chompy. Drink with a fork. Great price. Steak please. Tempranillo food pairings: prime rib roast, hearty winter stew, meat lovers pizza , spicy sausage. Drink: 2015 - 2020 383018 14% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kilikanoon Killerman's Run Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia: Juicy and lip-smacking delicious without being too heavy. Mocha, sweet dark plums and smoke aromas with blackcurrant weave in this full-weighted Australian red wine. Solid, balanced and delicious. Try it with a hearty meat dish. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: barbecued burgers, smoked brisket, roast chicken. Drink: 2015 - 2020 675223 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vina Marty Pirca Gran Reserva Carmenere 2014, Central Valley, Chile: Attractive mocha and fleshy dark berries on the nose and palate of this signature red wine grape, Carmenere, for Chile. Round, ripe, mouth-filling and full-bodied. Carmenere food pairings: herbed roast beef, roast veal, hamburgers, aged meats and cheeses, venison. Drink: 2015 - 2018 379156 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Napa Valley, California, United States: A full-bodied Californian red wine made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Notes of cassis and black currant and toasty oak. Pair with a pepper steak. Drink: 2015 - 2019 409151 13.9% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Maison Nicolas Perrin Saint-Joseph 2013, Rhône A.O.C., France: Black raspberry on the nose with blood-iron flavours on the palate and rustic, cedar finish. Full-bodied with a cedar underbrush finish. Pair with hamburgers. Drink: 2014 - 2018 225052 13% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 87/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

L'expression De Margaux 2012, Margaux, Bordeaux A.C., France: This wine is bottled at the coveted Bordeaux winery Chateau Rauzan in the renowned appellation of Margaux. Smooth and rich from a terrific vintage, the 2012. A remarkably terrific Bordeaux, especially at this price. 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: 2014 - 2021 431734 12.5% XD 750 mL $38.95 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zonin Castello D'albola Riserva Chianti Classico 2012, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Smooth and full-bodied with sun-dried tomatoes and good acidity for food. The winery only makes this wine in the best vintages. Pair with savoury game dishes. Chianti Classico food pairings: savoury game dishes, pork roast, lamb curry. Drink: 2014 - 2018 315150 13% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 87/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paolo Conterno Riva Del Bric Barolo 2012, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: The 2012 vintage of the Italian red wine Barolo Riva del Bric underwent a short maceration period of 15 days during which the grapes soaked on their skins for colour and flavour. The Barolo Riva del Bric offers a great way to get familiar with this style of robust Italian red wine as it's very well-made. Dark fruit, violets, truffles and smoke. Decant 2 hours. Barolo food pairings: roast veal, lamb, hamburgers, aged meats and cheeses, herbed roast beef. Drink: 2015 - 2023 172783 14.5% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quinta De Porrais Parcelas 2013, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: A pleasant, robust Portuguese red wine from the Douro Valley. Not overly aromatic, with some black dried fruit and oak on the nose. This wine is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Sousao grapes grown on vines planted in shale soils in the demarcated region of the Douro. The wine is aged for 9 months in French oak barriques. Pair with hamburgers. Drink: 2014 - 2018 397422 14% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Speck Family Reserve Baco Noir 2015, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Simply stunning. There's nothing like it. Words fail. Full-bodied, juicy, smooth, complex and concentrated with fleshy ripe black plum and savoury meaty notes. Pair with more of the same wine. Forget food. Baco Noir food pairings: blackened, smoked beef dishes, grilled radicchio, hamburgers. Drink: 2016 - 2021 461699 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 94/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Henry of Pelham Winery Rosé 2016, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely light strawberry fields forever rose. So pretty. Light doesn't mean wimpy or without much flavour. No siree. Plenty going on in this glass. Love it! Pair with planked salmon. Drink: 2016 - 2018 613471 11.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Aimery Grand Cuvée 1531 Crémant De Limoux, Limoux, Southwest Ac, France: Crisp and fresh with notes of green apple and baked bread. Great price for a sparkling wine. Pair with fried chicken. Drink: 2015 - 2019 428086 12% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Maria Estate Private Bin Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough, New Zealand: This is just the third year that Villa Maria has produced this delightful, lightly sparkling wine. It's an interesting (and delicious) take on Sauvignon Blanc, for which New Zealand is famous. Tropical fruit and melon on the nose and palate. If you love moscato, try this wine. The bubbles don't dry out on the finish, yet it's refreshing. Perfect as an aperitif or companion to seafood. Drink: 2015 - 2017 429969 12.5% M 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trapiche Extra Brut Sparkling 2016, Mendoza, Argentina: A superb value sparkling wine from Argentina. Robust and fruit-forward and delicious. Serve chilled an aperitif or companion to seafood. Drink: 2016 - 2018 262261 12% XD 750 mL $13.45 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Perseus Winery Sparkling Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Crisp, fresh and robust BC sparkling wine made from 100% Chardonnay grapes. Toasty with freshly baked bread aromas. Perfect for shellfish. Drink: 2017 - 2020 12.5% MD 750 mL $24.99 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jansz Premium Cuvée Sparkling, Tasmania, Australia: A frothy, crisp refreshing Australian bubbly with notes of green apple. Pair with potato chips. Drink: 2015 - 2018 566828 12% D 750 mL $26.95 Score: 87/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Lander-Jenkins Chardonnay 2014, Napa Valley, California, United States: Loads of toffee, butterscotch and caramel on the nose and palate from generous oak aging. A lovely chardonnay with tropical fruit and caramelized toffee notes from the oak aging. Full-bodied and round. They practise sustainable farming. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled white fish with fresh peach compote, pork skewers and a garden salad with lemon-juice dressing. Drink: 2015 - 2018 162651 13% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rapaura Springs Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Gooseberry and guava with a lick of lemon zest on this New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Not herbal or grassy. Lots of mouth-watering acidity. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: chicken salad, pork tenderloin, seafood, barbecued lobster. Drink: 2015 - 2018 388421 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Colio Estate Wines Bricklayer's Predicament Chardonnay Pinot Grigio 2015, Harrow, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A soft, subtle white wine without a lot of acidity and subtle notes of white melon and white apricot. Dry. The founders of this winery were Italian bricklayers, thus the name. The winery is located on the shores of Lake Erie in southwestern Ontario. Pair with light seafood dishes. Drink: 2015 - 2018 371567 13% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Recanati Chardonnay 2014, Upper Galilee, Israel: Kosher for Passover, non-Mevushal Israeli white wine made from the classic Chardonnay grape. A lovely chardonnay with tropical fruit and caramelized toffee notes from the oak aging. Full-bodied and round. Tasty! The winery blends in 5% Muscat Canelli grapes for floral aromatics and lift. Good acidity. Drink: 2014 - 2017 128322 12.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Inniskillin Niagara Estate Winemaker's Series Two Vineyards Riesling 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Petrol and peach: love it! Don't be put off if you haven't heard that description before; it's wonderful, especially for food. Terrific mouth-watering acidity makes it a match for seafood, salads and cream sauces. Wonderful! Drink: 2012 - 2016 105387 11.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. February 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Maria Estate Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Another delicious, mouth-watering Sauvignon Blanc from Villa Maria! This is classic Marlborough SB, with aromas of freshly cut grass and herbs. The 2015 was one of the strongest in history for the region and it shows in this wine. Pair pan-friesh white fish. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Thai green curry fish, shellfish, chicken and sage skewers, fresh tomato and basil salad. Drink: 2015 - 2017 974527 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. February 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thirty Bench Wine Makers Riesling 2015, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Superb! Wet stone, lime and come-alive grapefruit aromas. Light-bodied but not wimpy. Packed with flavour for shellfish and seafood. Riesling food pairings: roast chicken, spicy pasta dishes, shrimp tempura, grilled salmon with lemon sauce, duck liver pate. Drink: 2015 - 2022 24133 11% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. February 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Southbrook Vineyards Connect White 2015, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A pretty, floral white wine blend from Niagara that offers tremendous value and pleasure for the price. Notes of fresh apple blossom and honeydew. This is a blend of aromatic grapes including Vidal, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. The bonus? It's an organic wine. Pair with free range chickens and natural sunlight. Drink: 2015 - 2018 249078 9.9% MD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Allimant-Laugner Pinot Gris 2014, Alsace A.C., France: An off-dry northern French white wine made from Alsatian Pinot Gris grapes. Displays peach blossom and pear notes. Match this with glazed ham and chutney. Pinot Gris food pairings: Fish, seafood dishes, clam chowder. Drink: 2015 - 2018 61317 13% D 750 mL $16.85 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Des Fines Caillottes Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Loire A.C., France: This French white wine is citrus-driven rather than herbal or grassy. Classic Old World Sauvignon Blanc. There's a pale straw hue in the glass. This aromatic French white wine hails from the Loire Valley. Pair with Dover sole in a lemon butter sauce. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: pan-seared scallops with grilled asparagus, cheese, pasta with cream-based sauce, pizza, sushi. Drink: 2015 - 2020 695908 12.5% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 91/100. February 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave Spring Cellars Cave Spring Vineyard Chardonnay Musqué 2014, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Lovely and refreshing with lime lift acidity for shellfish. Green apple and grapefruit notes. Drink: 2015 - 2018 246579 13.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Joel Gott Wines Unoaked Chardonnay 2015, California, United States: Butterscotch and toffee on the nose and palate of this richly layered, full-bodied Californian Chardonnay. Finishes with notes of banana and baking spice. So voluptuous: it's hard to believe there's no oak on this but there isn't. A testament to the ripeness of the grapes themselves. Pair with roast chicken. Drink: 2015 - 2019 458778 13.9% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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