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Vintages Release March 4, 2017

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Dessert Wine

Lustau Escuadrilla Rare Amontillado Sherry, Jerez D.O., Spain: A lovely dry sherry for after-dinner sipping. Don't relegate this wine to cooking only... please. Toasted almonds, clementine zest and dry toffee notes. Drink: 2014 - 2019 660324 17% D 375 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. March 2017. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Reif Estate Winery Vidal Icewine 2014, Niagara River, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Serious Platonic ideal of apricot preserves in this lovely Niagara icewine from Reif. Luscious layers of peach preserves fold over each other across your mouth and then bring on a tide of pleasurable sun-dappled orchard fruit on the finish. Pair with fruit flans and cobblers. Vidal Icewine food pairings: spice cake, crème brûlée, fruit-based desserts, pastries, fresh field berries in cream. Drink: 2016 - 2023 544791 10% S 200 mL $24.95 Score: 94/100. March 2017. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kopke 10 Year Old Tawny Port, Douro D.O.P., Portugal: A lovely dessert wine with aromas of caramel, toffee and toasted almond. Pair with biscotti. Drink: 2016 - 2023 473066 20% S 750 mL $31.95 Score: 89/100. March 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Bortoluzzi Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Venezia Giulia, Friuli I.G.T., Italy: A juicy, full-bodied, smooth Italian red wine that offers great value for the price. Aromas of fleshy black plums. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2015 - 2020 487892 13.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. March 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Luigi Bosca Single Vineyard Malbec 2013, Luján De Cuyo, Argentina: This wine gets better every year! Fleshy blackberry, plum, pencil led and violets on the nose with racy acidity. Full-bodied, smooth and luscious. The DOC of Lujan de Cuyo in Mendoza was created in 1989 to protect the Malbec grape. The vines are planted at 960 metres above sea level. The vineyard is 90 years old. The wine was aged for 14 months in oak barrels. Decant 1 hour and pair with grilled meats. Malbec food pairings: grilled lamb, Mediterranean roast of pork, grilled sausages. Drink: 2017 - 2021 74922 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quinta Do Casal Branco Falcoaria Clássico 2012, Tejo D.O.C., Portugal: Full-bodied, juicy and smoky with lots of layers of black fruit and toasty oak. Flacoaria is the Portuguese word for falconry, which was the favourite sport of the Portuguese royal family three centuries ago. These vineyards were, until the XVII century, what were the falcon hunting grounds. This is a blend of 30% Castelao, 25% Alicante Bouschet, 20% Touriga Nacional, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot. Drink: 2016 - 2019 379214 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vina Undurraga Sibaris Reserva Carmenère 2014, Colchagua Valley, Chile: A straight-forward and tasty number with full-bodied notes of dark fruit and smoke. Carmenère food pairings: grilled lamb, roast of pork, grilled sausages. Drink: 2017 - 2022 96602 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 86/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mission Hill Shiraz 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Juicy black plums and sweet mocha notes from oak aging on this BC Shiraz. Smooth and supple with a seductive cracked black pepper finish. Grapes are hand-selected and harvested from select blocks within the estate vineyards. Almost inky black in the glass. Pair with grilled steak. Shiraz food pairings: slow-cooked beef ragú, lamb cutlets, espresso and cocoa-rubbed flank steak, black bean soup. Drink: 2015 - 2020 126763 14% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 90/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Duckhorn Vineyards Decoy Pinot Noir 2015, Sonoma County, California, United States: The Decoy range of wines, now being made for more than two decades have come into their own, offering fleshy cherry-berry aromas on the nose. The much-respected Californian winery Duckhorn Vineyards produces this second label Pinot Noir that that is excellent quality for the money. Full-bodied, round and rollicking with good natured ripe fruit, spices and cedarwood smoke. Mouth-watering yet it finishes long and elegant. Try it with seared tuna or roast turkey. Pinot Noir food pairings: duck confit over small roasted potatoes and green onion, duck fricassee on egg noodles, grilled goose breast with cherry coulee. Drink: 2017 - 2020 191833 13.9% D 750 mL $36.95 Score: 91/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mr Riggs The Gaffer Shiraz 2014, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Gorgeous dark and rich with a river of pure black goodness running through it. Blackberries, plums and dark spices. Mysterious and yet all is revealed once you drink it. Shiraz food pairings: bbq kangaroo strip loin steak, hearty lentil and vegetable stew, lamb tangine. Drink: 2017 - 2019 47597 15% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bolla Le Origini Amarone Valpolicella Classico 2009, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Big, black and brooding with dark, rich black fruit, tar, smoke. Full-bodied with a full-bodied finish. Pair with hearty meat dishes. Amarone Valpolicella Classico food pairings: grilled lamb, roast of pork, grilled sausages. Drink: 2017 - 2020 204792 15.5% D 750 mL $47.95 Score: 92/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Perseus Winery Invictus 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Juicy and concentrated with incredible depth and a satisfying bite on the finish. Aromas of fleshy blackberry and dark plum with spice. Complex and layered. Pair with a rare filet mignon. Drink: 2015 - 2021 462887 14.5% XD 750 mL $48.95 Score: 94/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Il Molino Di Grace Reserva Chianti Classico 2009, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Right on the edge of peak or past-peak but still lovely. Dried leather and cigar box. Drink now. Full-bodied and smooth with lots of good acidity. Chianti Classico food pairings: rich tomato and roasted Italian vegetables sauce over penne, beef stuffed tomatoes and peppers, vegetarian lasagne. Drink: 2017 - 2020 382945 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. March 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

L.A. Cetto Petite Sirah 2014, Valle De Guadalupe, Baja, California, Mexico: Stewed prunes on the nose, full-bodied with some fleshy black plum on the palate. Good price. Pair with hamburgers. Petite Sirah food pairings: lamb cutlets, hamburgers, espresso and cocoa-rubbed flank steak, black bean soup, cheese. Drink: 2016 - 2017 983742 14% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 86/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zonte's Footstep Lake Doctor Shiraz 2014, Langhorne Creek, South Australia, Australia: Smoky campfire and mocha from generous aging in oak barrels. This red wine delivers attractive aromas of blackberries, liquorice, black and purple plum notes and toasty oak. Full-bodied supple, smooth, smoky and juicy. Great for potluck gatherings and movie night. Shiraz food pairings: Mexican-style venison sausage and roasted root vegetables, stuffed rolled flank steak, boar stew. Drink: 2017 - 2020 72975 14.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fuligni Brunello Di Montalcino 2011, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Full-bodied, towering, tannic and black as night. This has at least a decade ahead of it, why rush the matter? Supple and a velvet mouth-filling texture. Pair with truffle-accented dishes. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: grilled steak, roast leg of lamb, hard cheese, veal piccata. Drink: 2017 - 2024 245225 14% XD 750 mL $61.95 Score: 91/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dandelion Vineyards Lion's Tooth Shiraz Riesling 2013, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: A towering, blockbuster Australian red wine blend of 95% Shiraz and 5% Riesling. Wood smoke and black fruit with a layered, full-bodied goodness. Great balance and character. The winemaker encourages the humble dandelion, considered a weed, to grow among the vines to suppress winter weeds, provide mulch in the summer and offer their Wishing Clocks in the spring to blow off to make wishes come true. Whole bunches of grapes from the MacMurtie's Vineyard are hand-harvested during the first week of March and fermented in open top fermenters with their stalks on and on top of some Riesling for 11 days while being hand plunged twice a day. Then there was a delicate basket pressing and aging in mostly older French oak barrels. Dances beautifully with a grilled steak. Shiraz Riesling food pairings: Grilled pork ribs smothered in a zesty sauce. Sauteed veal chops in mushrooms and red wine, grilled steak. Drink: 2017 - 2020 311233 14.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quercecchio Premium Wine Selection Brunello Di Montalcino 2011, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: This savoury, full-bodied northern Italian red wine offers exotic aromas of wild truffle, tanned leather, smoke and some char. Very complex and attractive. Pair with fine cuts of meat. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: hard cheese, veal piccata, grilled steak, roast leg of lamb. Drink: 2017 - 2022 438580 14.5% XD 750 mL $33.95 Score: 92/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cathedral Cellars Kwv Merlot 2013, Western Cape, Coastal Region, South Africa W.O., South Africa: The 2013 vintage of this robust, supple South African Merlot is superb. Solid value here. Rich, full-bodied, smooth and mouth-watering with fleshy ripe black plums and some herbal notes. Awesome price for this quality. Great party wine that is matured in new French oak. Try it with hamburgers. Merlot food pairings: beef, cheese, poultry, quesadillas, Tandoori-flavored dishes. Drink: 2017 - 2019 522219 14.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Merlot 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A Merlot Master from BC: Burrowing Owl does it again! Supple, rich, full-bodied yet elegant. Long on the finish. Aromas of fleshy dark plum. Pair with grilled pork chops or lamb. Drink: 2016 - 2023 585737 14% XD 750 mL $40.95 Score: 92/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Bonnin Pichon 2014, Lussac Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France: A terrifically rich and layered Bordeaux wine at a great price. Complex and concentrated, this Merlot-driven French wine blend offers attractive aromas of cassis, black currant and black plum. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2016 - 2021 280008 13% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 90/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castelli Del Grevepesa Riserva Oro Castelgreve Chianti Classico 2011, Tuscany D.O.C, Italy: Juicy and mouth-watering with lots of acidity for tangy tomato dishes. On the nose, black cherry and mocha. This wine was aged for 24 months in oak barrels, and another 3 months in bottle. Drink: 2015 - 2019 344416 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. March 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Estelo Armando Bonarda 2015, Mendoza, Argentina: Balanced with fleshy purple plums, smoke and a dry, chalky finish. Lots of layers of enjoyment here with a medium- to full-bodied weight. Ripe blackberry jam aromas on a long finish. No new oak. Produced by fourth generation winemaker Laura Catena. Bonarda food pairings: beef stew, spaghetti & meat balls, barbecued chicken, turkey, duck breast. Drink: 2017 - 2020 261586 13.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Remo Farina Montecorna Ripasso Valpolicella Classico 2014, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Smoky black fruit on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, savoury and delicious. Perfect for hearty meat dishes. Ripasso Valpolicella Classico food pairings: pizza topped with steak strips and garlic, spicy sausage , prime rib roast, hearty winter stew. Drink: 2017 - 2022 56267 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kilikanoon Wines Prodigal Grenache 2013, Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia: A gorgeous wine of great concentration of flavour and voluptuous texture. This wine doesn’t stop enticing you head first into the glass. Fleshy dark plums roll across your mouth followed by layers of fleshy berries. Drink: 2014 - 2022 927582 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lafage 2014, Cotes Catalanes, Roussillon I.G.P., France: Seductive fleshy blackberry and black on the nose and palate of this full-bodied, supple French red wine that's a blend of syrah and Grenache grapes. The vines are planted on south-facing terraces at the foot of the Pyrenees, Cote Sud translates to South Side. The white sister wine of this red is called Cote Est or East Side... sounds like a Broadway musical. Eastside Story ;) This southern French red wine was matured in concrete tanks. This wine will reward short-term cellaring of a few years. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: breaded veal cutlets, duck breast with celeriac purée, pomegranate gastrique and Brussel sprout ragout, tagliatelle alla Bolognese, chicken herb-rubbed roast. Drink: 2016 - 2021 395236 14% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 92/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vizcarra Senda Del Oro Roble 2012, Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain: Looking for a delicious, robust organic wine? Here's your answer! The Tempranillo grapes for this wine are farmed organically. The wine was matured 7 months in both French and American oak. Black fruit, smoke, layered depth and a long finish. Great value. Taste the fascinating flavours of Ribera del Duero. Try it with free range chicken. Food pairings: grilled free-range chicken, vegetarian lasagne, grass-fed rib steak. Drink: 2015 - 2019 331249 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Cantenac 2012, Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France: The 2012 vintage was spectacular, and this baby needs cellar time as it has a lot of potential. Alluring aromas of wild blackberry, smoke, black currant and cassis. It's a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Pair with prime rib. Food pairings: rare prime rib steak, sauteed beef tenderloin and Porcini mushrooms, beef bordelaise. Drink: 2017 - 2022 24430 14% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 91/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Des Nugues Fleurie 2013, Beaujolais A.C., France: Pleasantly sour cherry and wild berry notes on this medium-bodied red wine with tart acidity. Pair with grilled chicken. Food pairings: roast chicken, grilled chicken breast, sauteed veal chops and wild mushrooms. Drink: 2017 - 2019 447219 13% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 89/100. March 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

H3 Columbia Crest Merlot 2014, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington State, United States: The difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures in this eastern Washington state wine region is the reason why Merlots like this one are terrific. In October, during the last weeks of the key ripening season before harvest the nighttime temperature can plummet from 35 degrees in the day to just 20 degrees at night which allows for ripening during the day but then the grapes stop in the night and preserve freshness and natural acidity. The great thing is that the grapes don't get over-ripe as in some warm climates where photosynthesis produces more sugar and therefore more alcohol. That's why Washington red wines are often a moderate 13% alcohol. This wine features aromas of dark spice, fleshy blackberry and smoke. Pair with roast beef. Merlot food pairings: grilled pork chops, pepper steak, duck, grilled lamb, cheese. Drink: 2017 - 2020 209874 14.5% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 92/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gormaz Winery 12 Linajes Reserva Tempranillo 2009, Ribero Del Duero, Spain: Although not as impressive as the 2007 vintage, the 2009 is a full-bodied, richly layered Spanish red wine made from Tempranillo grapes, also known as Tinta del Pais in Spain. Enticing aromas of smoke, dried black fruit, earth, leather, tobacco leaves and dried herbs. Pair with a rare steak. Decant 1-2 hours. Tempranillo food pairings: game dishes, roasted and grilled meats. Drink: 2017 - 2022 437681 14% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 89/100. March 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fattoria Di Vicchio Calvano Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Colli Della Toscana Centrale, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: Chocolate cake on the nose and palate from generous oak aging. Mocha and sweet espresso on the palate of this full-bodied, fairly smooth Italian red wine made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese grapes. This estate has been making wine since 1427. The wine is aged in oak for 10 months. Pair with Mexican mole. Drink: 2015 - 2019 421867 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 87/100. March 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quintarelli Guiseppe Ca' Del Merlo 2008, Veneto I.G.T., Italy: You can smell the high alcohol on the nose though on the palate it's not evident given the weight and aromatic intensity of this wine. Black cherry liqueur and kirsch with smoke. This is a full-on blockbuster. Pair with brontosaurus burgers and pterodactyl wings. Food pairings: game, roast leg of lamb, rich meat lasagne. Drink: 2017 - 2020 958595 13.5% D 750 mL $102.95 Score: 90/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Napa Wine Arts Madisons Ranch Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Napa Valley, California, United States: Lots of coffee, mocha, dark chocolate and espresso on the nose and palate of this Californian red wine from generous oak aging. The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for this wine are grown in Napa Valley. Pair with a coffee-rubbed steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: rosemary lamb, barbecued ribs in sauce, strong cheeses, Margherita pizza. Drink: 2017 - 2018 414102 14.3% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 88/100. March 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gray Monk Cellars Pinot Noir 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Love this! Just 11.8% alcohol yet packed with cherry notes and vibrancy, though not sweet. So balanced. Perfect aperitif or companion to poultry or seafood. This could easily become my house wine. Drink: 2015 - 2019 251835 11.8% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dell'annunziata Rocche Costamagna Barolo 2012, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Violets and rose petals on the nose, very tannic on the palate. Needs cellar time then decant 2 hours. Full-bodied with blackened fruit and earth. Pair with truffle accented risotto and wild boar. Drink: 2018 - 2025 413484 14.5% D 750 mL $51.95 Score: 90/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masi Serego Alighieri 650 Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2012, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Juicy with mouth-watering acidity and pleasantly bitter, tarry black fruit and spice and wood smoke. Full-bodied but not heavy and a good food companion. Valpolicella Classico Superiore food pairings: game, roast leg of lamb, rich meat lasagne. Drink: 2017 - 2020 661306 14% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. March 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Francis Ford Coppola Presents Diamond Collection Red Label Zinfandel 2014, California, United States: A full-bodied Californian Zinfandel with aromas of purple and black plums and smoke. Pair with barbecued ribs. Drink: 2015 - 2019 708289 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Reserva 2014, Douro D.O., Portugal: A juicy and delicious Portuguese red wine blend with aromas of fleshy black plum and blackberries. Full-bodied and fairly smooth. The grapes are grown in the Douro Valley in the northeast of Portugal. The wine was aged in oak barrels. Drink: 2016 - 2019 146522 13% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Two Hands Wines Fields Of Joy Shiraz 2014, Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia: A concentrated, intense and deeply flavours Australian red wine with attractive notes of black fruit and toasty oak. Pair with prime rib. Shiraz food pairings: lamb cutlets, hamburgers, espresso and cocoa-rubbed flank steak, black bean soup. Drink: 2017 - 2023 432963 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sterling Vineyards Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Napa Valley, California, United States: A gorgeously complex, rich and deep Californian Cabernet with classic aromas of cassis, blackberry and black currant. Long finish. Pair with rare meats. Drink: 2015 - 2017 330258 14.5% XD 750 mL $74.95 Score: 92/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Raymond Usseglio Cuvee Imperiale Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2013, Rhone A.C., France: An extraordinary Châteauneuf from the 2012 vintage, with pronounced aromas of black fruit, smoke, violets, anise and pepper. Provençal aromas of garrigue, pepper, black cherry, and anise. Long finish. Complex and beautifully structured. Pair with prime rib. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: prime rib roast, roast garlic chicken, veal chops in wine sauce. Drink: 2017 - 2023 22319 15.3% D 750 mL $57.95 Score: 92/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Bernadotte 2010, Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux A.C., France: Youthful with firm tannins: needs cellar time then decant 2 hours. Aromas of black fruit, toasty oak, cedar and cigar box. This hails from the strong 2010 vintage. Pair with a rare steak. Drink: 2018 - 2024 257741 14% XD 750 mL $42.95 Score: 90/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Meerlust Trust Rubicon 2010, Stellenbosch, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: A layered wine with Old World elegance and New World fruit. This red possesses aromas of black fruit and smoke. A towering structure holds peppered blackberry, cassis, cedar box and herbal notes. Classic styling. Incredible length and depth and aging potential. Truly one of South Africa's icon wines Food pairings: slow-cooked beef ribs, sautéed wild mushrooms and venison steak, garlic pork rib roast. Drink: 2017 - 2022 64329 14% XD 750 mL $43.95 Score: 95/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Keint-He Winery & Vineyards Voyageur Pinot Noir 2014, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Lovely, racy acidity and vibrancy in this Prince Edward County Pinot Noir that gets better every year. Cherry berry yet not sweet, medium-bodied and elegant. Pair with seafood and chicken. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast turkey, veal stew, pork tenderloin, mushroom and truffle dishes. Drink: 2014 - 2019 373407 12.8% XD 750 mL $19.00 Score: 90/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Isole E Olena S.R.L. Chianti Classico 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Fleshy cherry-berry aromas and flavours with the warmth of relatively high alcohol. Smooth, supple, full-bodied and delicious. Chianti Classico food pairings: ravioli, beef stew, pizza, pork chops. Drink: 2017 - 2024 704346 14.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Genesis Xinomavro Merlot 2014, Macedonia, Greece: A vibrant blend of the traditional Greek red wine grape, Xinomavro, and Merlot. Aromas of cedar, tart wild blackcurrant and smoke. Lots of racy acidity for a tangy tomato sauce or hearty meat dish. Decant 2 hours. Drink: 2016 - 2020 924026 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Tawse Winery Inc. Spark Limestone Ridge Riesling 2014, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Zesty and vibrant with lime and lemon notes. Great value for the price. Pair with oysters. Riesling food pairings: deep sea scallops. Drink: 2014 - 2018 370361 12% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 89/100. March 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Delouvin-Bagnost Brut Champagne, Vandières, Champagne A.C., France: A crisp, zesty and refreshing Champagne with notes of brioche, buttered freshly baked bread and green apple. Pair with potato chips, fried chicken and caviar (all on the same evening). Champagne food pairings: Thai coconut shrimp, pasta with cheese-based sauce, caviar, lobster thermidore. Drink: 2014 - 2019 385369 12% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 90/100. March 2017. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dosnon Recolte Noire Brut Champagne, Champagne A.C., France: This bubbly is made from 100% Pinot Noir and vinified and aged in oak barrels. Rich and delicious with a great persistence of mousse and bubbles. Perfect for oysters. Drink: 2016 - 2022 243899 12% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 91/100. March 2017. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Fern Ridge Wines Hãhã Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Crisp, refreshing and racy on the palate: exactly what you want in this style of wine whether it's served as an aperitif or companion to seafood. Fresh lime and chives on the finish. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: chicken and sage skewers, fresh tomato and basil salad, pan-fried freshwater fish. Drink: 2017 - 2018 388363 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Indelible Wines Vintage Ink Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A zesty Niagara Sauvignon Blanc with racy acidity on the palate for fresh seafood and salads. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: beer battered haddock and chips, vegetarian dishes, Thai green curry fish, fresh oysters. Drink: 2014 - 2017 391953 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fontanafredda Gavi Di Gavi Cortese 2015, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: This savoury, juicy, mouth-watering Italian white wine from Fontanafredda is a tremendous Gavi di Gavi. Lots of vibrant acidity to whet your appetite for fresh seafood or as a chilled aperitif. The grapes are grown in the southeast region of Piedmont in the hills of northern Italy near the village of Gavi and made from the grape variety Cortese. A lovely straw hue in the glass. Finishes with lemon zest and green apple. Pair with soft cheeses and tapas. Drink: 2015 - 2019 366948 12.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rodney Strong Vineyards Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2014, Sonoma County, California, United States: Juicy and full-bodied Californian Chardonnay, with a great balance between toasty oak and fleshy pear fruit aromas. Finishes with apple, baking spices and guava. Try it with roast turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken in wild mushroom sauce, baked chicken in rose sauce. Drink: 2016 - 2019 275552 13.5% D 750 mL $26.95 Score: 90/100. March 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montes Alpha Chardonnay 2014, Casablanca Valley, Chile: Zesty acidity on the palate keeps this big Chardonnay balanced. Big honkin’ chardonnay with attractive aromas of green apples and toasty oak. Full-bodied richness with a smoky seductive weave throughout. This wine is made from Chardonnay grapes grown in the cool climate region of Chile's Casablanca Valley that's temperature-moderated by the ocean. Perfect for roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: barbecued chicken breast, lobster in butter sauce, cheese, pan fried fish. Drink: 2015 - 2018 390203 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Arousana Paco & Lola Albarino 2015, Rias Baixas D.O., Spain: Aromas of lime zest and lemon sunshine. Lots of acidity but not overwhelming, especially when you pair this bone-dry wine with food. Perfect for all types of seafood dishes. Clean, crisp and zesty Spanish white wine made from the country's iconic white varietal Albariño. The grapes are estate grown and bottled. Albarino food pairings: linguine with crab meat, falafel, grilled veggies, hearty soups and stews. Drink: 2017 - 2018 350041 12.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Bonnard Sancerre 2015, Loire A.C., France: This is vibrant, zesty white wine blends the best of Old World Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc with the vibrancy of New World New Zealand: lime and mineral, cut grass and a hint of gooseberry. Fresh and dry with a crisp, refreshing finish. A balanced and refreshing sauvignon blanc that’s not overly herbal or oaked. A lovely balanced approach with tasty notes of lime, green apple and chives. Try it with shellfish. Sancerre food pairings: grilled prawns, poached salmon, roasted herbed chicken, goat cheese-stuffed roasted red peppers. Drink: 2017 - 2019 140525 12.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. March 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

McManis Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2015, River Junction, California, United States: A medium-bodied, balanced California Chardonnay with soft acidity, and attractive flavours of peach and pear. Finishes with pineapple and buttered toast. This winery is Certified Sustainable, practising farming and winemaking methods that have a lower impact on the environment. Pair with salmon casserole. Chardonnay food pairings: scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, beef bourguignon, pan-fried cod with lemon butter sauce, toasted ravioli served with Alfredo sauce. Drink: 2016 - 2018 265983 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zenato Pinot Grigio 2015, Delle Venezie, Veneto I.G.T., Italy: White grapefruit, lemongrass and lime zest on the nose and palate. Clean and crisp with white melon notes. Great aperitif. Pair it with Dover sole or fresh oysters. Pinot Grigio food pairings: Caprese salad, pasta with cream sauce, grilled chicken breast, frittata. Drink: 2015 - 2017 37648 12.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. March 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fred Loimer Loimer Langenlois Gruner Veltliner 2015, Kamptal Dac, Austria: Crisp and fresh with terrific vibrant lime acidity. Medium-bodied. Pair with fresh seafood. Gruner Veltliner food pairings: linguini with rose sauce, creamy green herb risotto, asparagus with fried egg. Drink: 2015 - 2019 142240 12.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. March 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Winery Of Good Hope Vinum Chenin Blanc 2015, Stellenbosch, South Africa W.O., South Africa: Spicy peach and Asian pear with lots of mouth-watering acidity for food. Medium-bodied. Pair with mild curries. Chenin Blanc food pairings: white fleshed fish, mild sausage, Greek salad, game birds. Drink: 2017 - 2018 739995 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quinta Das Arcas Arca Nova 2014, Vinho Verde D.O.C., Portugal: A zesty northern Portuguese wine from the region of Vinho Verde made from a blend of native grapes. Lime and green apple acidity provide great refreshment and demand fresh seafood or shellfish. Medium-bodied. No oak. Serve well chilled. Drink: 2014 - 2018 292029 10.5% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 88/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Boyar Quantum Traminer 2015, Thracian Valley, Bulgaria: So pretty, floral and highly aromatic! This light-bodied, fresh Bulgarian white wine is made from the Traminer grape. Think white lilies and peach blossom. Perfect for mild to medium curries and spices. Drink: 2015 - 2018 464495 12.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Oatley Signature Series Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Margaret River, West Australia, Australia: Crisp, clean and refreshing Australia Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of freshly cut grass and lime. Pair with oysters. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: stuffed chicken breast, pan-fried freshwater fish, oysters on the half shell, sauerkraut with sausages. Drink: 2017 - 2018 186106 12.2% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. March 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dirty Laundry Vineyards Woo Woo Gewürztraminer 2015, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely aromatic Gewürztraminer that's not over-the-top on the florals and spices. They are there but just enough to make this lovely wine an interesting change from other white wines and to pair better with curries and spices. Medium-bodied. Drink: 2015 - 2018 246140 13.8% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clos Henri Bel Echo Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: More lime citrus on the nose than herbal. Terrific mouth-watering acidity on the palate for seafood, salads and vegetarian dishes. Medium-bodied and refreshing. This would also be a great aperitif. I'm surprised this comes in at 14% alcohol as I can't taste that heat on the wine, very refreshing. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: mild green curries, green salads topped with seared prawns and a squeeze of lime. Drink: 2015 - 2018 309609 14% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. March 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fergie Jenkins Limited Edition Riesling 2014, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Absolutely delicious and juicy, off-dry Niagara Riesling with aromas and flavours of ripe peach, pear and golden apple. Pair with seafood. Drink: 2014 - 2021 485326 10% M 750 mL $15.95 Score: 91/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Reinhold Haart Riesling Kabinett 2014, Mosel Q.M.P., Germany: Gorgeously delicious and tasty yet ultra-low in alcohol: a hedonist's dream wine. Aromas of ripe peach and pear. Pair with glazed ham and chutney. Riesling Kabinett food pairings: mild green curries, green salads topped with seared prawns and a squeeze of lime. Drink: 2015 - 2019 727461 9% MS 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sutter Home Winery Charles & Charles Art Den Hoed Vineyard Riesling 2015, Washington State, United States: Fresh and crisp with lime zest and lemon sunshine. Pair with fresh seafood and shellfish. Vintages Wine Panel: The iconoclastic winemakers Charles Smith (a former rock and roll manager in Scandinavia) and Charles Bieler (of Three Thieves) possess dynamic and exuberant personalities that perfectly suit the brilliant artisanal wines they are renowned for creating. Individually they can lay claim to an impressive - and growing - list of viticultural accomplishments. But together? Well, taste for yourself. This 2015 Riesling is delightfully floral with lemon, apple, pear and mineral oil notes throughout. Fresh, crisp and juicy, this will be great with sushi or any fish dish. Drink: 2015 - 2019 478123 12.2% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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