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Wine Picks March 3, 2017

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Note: This batch of wine reviews is not part of the bi-weekly Vintages Releases. Instead, it's a collection of wines outside the Vintages section in store (general list) or wines sent to me directly from wineries that may not yet be available in liquor stores. Click on the Winery or Wine Agency link to get more info.

Dessert Wine

Szamorodni Sweet Tokaji 2012, Tokaj-Hegyalja, Hungary: Lovely honeyed apricot aromas in this Hungarian dessert wine. Pair with butterscotch cookies. Drink: 2015 - 2022 460493 12.5% S 500 mL $14.25 Score: 87/100. March 2017. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

La Belle Angele Merlot 2015, France: A solid southern French Merlot, especially at this price. Smooth and medium-bodied with aromas and flavours of black and purple plums. Perfect for meat lovers pizza. Drink: 2015 - 2018 470039 13% D 750 mL $10.95 Score: 86/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Columbia Crest Winery Grand Estates Merlot 2013, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Now I understand why Washington is renowned for Merlot! This gorgeously rich and layered Merlot is so flavourful and interesting that even Miles in the movie Sideways would relent. It's a merlot for cabernet drinkers in it's power and concentration yet it's still smooth and supple on the palate. The reason is that merlot has tighter and smaller berry (grape) clusters so the skin to juice ratio when macerating and fermenting is lower which results in the more flavour compounds transferring to the juice (wine) before the skins are remove yet the tannins are shorter than in cabernet so you don't get that furry mouth feeling. Great weight, structure and finish. Pair this with veal shank or duck. Merlot food pairings: Tandoori-flavored dishes, game, rack of BBQ ribs, veal Porterhouse. Drink: 2014 - 2018 454835 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trius Winery at Hillebrand Red 2014, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A full-bodied Niagara red wine blend of Cabernet Franc (55%), Merlot (25%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%). Notes of wild cassis and black currant. Fairly smooth. Pair with prime rib. Drink: 2016 - 2019 303800 13% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 88/100. March 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Koncho Winery Mukuzani Kakheti Saperavi 2013, Kakheti Pdo, Georgia: A rustic Georgian red wine with sour cherry and earth notes. Pair with a rare steak. Saperavi food pairings: traditional Georgian food including Kharcho lamb soup, goat dishes, barbequed pork, game meat, steaks, medium ripen cheeses including traditional goat cheeses and vegetable dishes. Drink: 2014 - 2017 460501 13% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 81/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chapoutier Les Grands Merisiers 2014, Chateauneuf-Du-Pape A.O.C., France: Dark, savoury, meaty and juicy with brooding black fruit and toasty smoke. Full-bodied and smooth. Superb craftsmanship. Pair with roast beef. Drink: 2016 - 2022 421073 14% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 91/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Piccini Villa Al Cortile Brunello Di Montalcino 2010, Tuscany, D.O.C.G., Italy: Tanned leather and dried herbs on the nose and palate of this full-bodied northern Italian red wine. Lots of acidity on the palate for tangy tomato sauce dishes or pair with prime rib. Drink: 2016 - 2025 434696 14% XD 750 mL $37.00 Score: 91/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Versado Malbec 2013, Luján De Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina: Black spice and dark plum with attractive pepper and smoke on the nose and palate of this full-bodied Argentine red wine made from the country's flagship red grape Malbec. Perfect for meat lovers' pizza. Malbec food pairings: marinated steaks, beef stews. Drink: 2013 - 2018 317008 14.8% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 90/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Frisky Beaver Red 2015, Port Dover, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A smooth, full-bodied Ontario red wine blend of Baco Noir, Marcheal Foch and Cabernet grapes. Aromas of dark berries and plums. Pair with grilled meats and beaver tail. Drink: 2015 - 2017 400101 13% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 86/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burnt Ship Bay Estate Winery Ltd. Cabernet Merlot 2014, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A rugged, rustic Niagara red wine with aromas of dark red fruit and smoke. In 1759 during the Seven Years' War, Burnt Ship Bay became the resting place for a number of French war ships bearing treasure. Their burnt hulls are still visible. A full-bodied Niagara red wine blend of Cabernet and Merlot grapes. Tannic with somewhat charred black fruit and lots of oak. Pair with meat lovers' pizza and whatever pirates eat. Drink: 2014 - 2017 404947 13% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 84/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barton & Guestier Partager Domaine La Gardie Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Languedoc Pays D'oc Igp, France: Black fruit and oak notes on the nose of this full-bodied French red wine. Acidic attack mid-palate and some unripe black fruit. Pair with hamburgers. Drink: 2013 - 2015 251074 12.5% D 750 mL $9.95 Score: 81/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Yealands Winemaker's Reserve Pinot Noir 2013, Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand: Lots of racy acidity and sour cherry notes on this New Zealand Pinot. Smooth and polished. Pair with planked salmon. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast lemon-mint duck with wild rice, smoked snails with bacon and pork, truffle omelet. Drink: 2016 - 2020 416784 14% XD 750 mL $49.00 Score: 90/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Honoro Vera Bodegas Ateca Garnacha 2015, Calatayud D.O., Spain: A full-bodied Spanish red wine with aromas of chocolate, mocha, and black fruit. Good acidity. Finishes with sweet black plums. Pair with grilled meats. Garnacha food pairings: braised beef dishes, turkey, soft cheese, roasted pork. Drink: 2015 - 2019 440867 14.5% XD 750 mL $12.85 Score: 88/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Antano Reserva 2012, Rioja D.O.C., Spain: This full-bodied Spanish red wine is a blend of Pempranillo, Grenache, Graciano and Mazuelo grapes. Gorgeous! Dry and earthy with dusty tanned leather aromas. Tastes mature. Awesome for the price. Pair with savoury dishes like lamb. Drink: 2014 - 2021 427369 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.20 Score: 91/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ménage A Trois Silk 2015, California, United States: A smooth, supple, full-bodied Californian red wine blend of Pinot Noir, Malbec and Petit Sirah. Lusciously rich and ripe with fleshy sweet black plums and berries. Finishes with dark chocolate and mocha. Perfect for Mexican mole. Drink: 2016 - 2019 462853 13% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zenato 2013, Veneto Igt, Italy: A sweet plummy rich Italian red wine made using the traditional Appassimento method of drying grapes on straw mats before fermentation to add colour, concentration, alcohol and depth. Smooth with sweet cherries on the finish. This is a blend of indigenous grapes to the Veneto region and international grapes. Pair with spicy dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2018 208579 13.5% D 750 mL $14.40 Score: 87/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis Latour Domaine De Valmoissine Pinot Noir 2013, Var, Provence I.G.P., France: A smooth, silky, medium-bodied Pinot Noir from the Var region of Provence in southern France. Ripe fleshy cherries. Perfect for roast chicken. Great value. Pinot Noir food pairings: stuffed roasted turkey, steak topped pizza, breaded veal cutlets. Drink: 2014 - 2018 714451 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mission Hill Family Estate Five Vineyards Pinot Noir 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Good value for Pinot Noir, which tends to be more expensive. Balanced acidity and wild blackberry flavour in this blend of five vineyards. Finishes with aromas of anise, toasted oak, black cherry and tea in this full-bodied BC red wine. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled wild salmon, Portobello mushrooms, roasted duck or pork, olive bread, or toasted walnuts. Drink: 2014 - 2018 145128 13% XD 750 mL $16.45 Score: 88/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Columbia Crest Winery Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Columbia Valley, Washington State, United States: A full-bodied, rich and complex Washington state red wine made from the classic Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Aromas of wild blackberry, cedar and smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pork ribs smoked, juicy barbecued steak. Drink: 2013 - 2018 460154 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Old Vines Baco Noir 2015, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Simply amazing, especially at this price. This old vines Baco Noir from Niagara has all the stuffing you want but none of the heaviness. Aromas of black cherry and spice. Perfect for turkey dinner or roast chicken. Baco Noir food pairings: venison, lamb or steak, spicy pasta dishes with rich tomato sauces. Drink: 2016 - 2022 459966 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Angove Family Winemakers Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, South Australia, Australia: A juicy, full-bodied, smooth Australian red wine made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. The grapes for this wine were grown and farmed organically. Aromas of dark berries and cassis. Pair with hamburgers. Drink: 2015 - 2018 464743 14% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Starmont Pinot Noir 2013, Carneros, California, United States: A smooth, medium-bodied, voltupuous Californian cool-climate Pinot Noir with aromas of dark cherry and spice. Pair with roast chicken. Drink: 2017 - 2019 13% D 750 mL $30.00 Score: 92/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Creekside Estate Winery Cabernet Merlot 2014, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Lots of cedar and wild, tart black cherry on the nose and palate. Almost full-bodied and smooth. Pair with grilled pork chops. Drink: 2014 - 2017 431106 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Perseus Winery Eclipse 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A fleshy, seductive BC blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Malbec grapes grown in the desert vineyards of the southern Okanagan Valley. Finishes with a lick of spice and a dash of longing - for more of this wine. Pair with hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2017 - 2021 14.4% D 750 mL $34.99 Score: 93/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Perseus Winery Syrah 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Liquid velvet for the taste buds. This wine is all about texture. Mouth-filling with aromas of fleshy black plums and dark spice. The Syrah grapes for this robust BC red wine are grown in the winery's Saddle Ridge Vineyard. Pair with grilled lamb. Syrah food pairings: lamb, pepper steak, and lightly spiced Asian inspired dishes. For pure decadence, dark chocolate with sea salt.. Drink: 2017 - 2020 14.2% D 750 mL $24.99 Score: 92/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Negrar Valpolicella 2015, Veneto, Italy: A full-bodied Italian red wine with black fruit and lots of acidity on the palate for tangy tomato sauce dishes. This is a blend of Corvina, Rodella and Molinara grapes. Drink: 2015 - 2018 467936 13% D 750 mL $11.95 Score: 87/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pasqua Romeo And Juliet Valpolicello Ripasso Superiore 2014, Veneto Doc, Italy: Sweet and sour cherry flavours, full-bodied and fairly supple. Some tannic grip at the back on the finish. Pair with a rare steak. Drink: 2014 - 2017 476903 13.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 87/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carione Brunello Di Montalcino 2007, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Tanned leather, dried herbs and mouth-drying tannins in this gorgeous Italian red wine. Could use cellar time to smooth out then decant 1-2 hours and pair with truffle accented dishes like risotto or wild boar. Drink: 2015 - 2030 266668 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fassati Pasiteo Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2012, Tuscany Docg, Italy: Lots of acidity on the palate for a tomato sauce dish. Full-bodied and fairly smooth with sour cherry notes. Drink: 2014 - 2019 479451 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.80 Score: 87/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bordón Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2007, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Lots of acidity, very juicy, tanned leather and dried herbs. This full-bodied Rioja red wine produced by Bodegas Franco-Españolas. Not fruit-forward. Ready to drink now. Tempranillo food pairings: lamb, beef, hard cheese, pork, duck. Drink: 2012 - 2017 428060 13% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 87/100. March 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bodegas Piqueras Black Label Old Vine Garnacha 2014, Almansa, Spain: A dark, full-bodied Spanish red wine made from Garnacha (aka Grenache) Tintorera grapes. Blackened fruit and oak on the palate. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2014 - 2017 470245 14% XD 750 mL $11.95 Score: 86/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Novas Gran Reserva Carmenere Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Colchagua Valley, Chile: Full-bodied with chalky dry tannins and charry black fruit with toasty oak. Loads of flavour for the money. Pair with brontosuarus burgers. Lovely black plums on the rose with a savoury, tart awakening on the palate. Full-bodied and ultra smooth organic red wine. Carmenere Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: barbecue ribs, barbecue steaks, roast beef, meaty pasta dish. Drink: 2015 - 2019 434662 14.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau St. Jean Winery and Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015, Napa Valley, California, United States: Supple and medium-bodied with lovely fleshy ripe aromas and flavours of sweet black cherry and plums. Pair with grilled pork chops or chicken. A lovely, seductive Californian Pinot Noir with aromas of black cherry and dark spice. Supple and medium-bodied and velvet smooth. Pair with roast chicken. Drink: 2016 - 2022 308221 13.8% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Les Valetins Cuvee des Amoureux Carignan Syrah 2015, France: A simple smooth French red wine blend of Carignan and Syrah grapes. Medium-bodied with sweet plum flavours. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2015 - 2017 468579 12.5% D 750 mL $12.65 Score: 86/100. March 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Helderberg Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, South Africa: Loads of tannic, oak and charred black fruit on the nose and palate of this robust South African Cabernet Sauvignon. Decant 1-2 hours. Pair with a rare steak. Drink: 2016 - 2018 461509 14.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mission Hill Family Estate Five Vineyards Cabernet Merlot 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Mocha and dark chocolate on the nose with blacken fruit on the palate and a toasty finish. Needs some cellar time and an hour of decanting. This full-bodied Merlot is sourced from five vineyards on the winery's Oliver and Osoyoos vineyards in the Okanagan Valley. Good with a rare steak. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: duck, braised beef ribs, pasta with Bolognese sauce, Asiago cheese, or eggplant Parmesan. Drink: 2014 - 2018 145102 13% XD 750 mL $16.45 Score: 88/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Charles & Charles Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2014, Columbia Valley, Washington State, United States: A full-bodied Washington state blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah grapes. Aromas of black fruit and toasty oak. Could use more cellar time to smooth the tannins. Decant for 1-2 hours and pair with a rare steak. Campfire toasty and smoky with black fruit and a whip of dark spice across the palate. Great value here in this Washington State Cabernet. Pair with a pepper steak for maximum pleasure. Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah food pairings: steak frites, grilled gourmet sausages. Drink: 2015 - 2019 363838 13.9% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trius Winery at Hillebrand Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Rustic and tannic with aromas of cedar forest, black plum, cassis and tart blackcurrant on the nose. Full-bodied and well-structured on the palate. Satisfying finish. Best with robust meat dishes. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: hearty steak. Drink: 2016 - 2019 587956 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. March 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau De Gourgazaud 2014, Languedoc, Roussilon, France: Solid value. Notes of woodsmoke, cassis and leather with some black pepper on the nose. Full-bodied and smooth. Layers of black fruit flavour. This wine is a blend of syrah and mouvedre grapes. Drink: 2015 - 2019 22384 13.5% XD 750 mL $12.55 Score: 87/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cono Sur Viento Mar Pinot Noir 2015, San Antonio Valley, Chile: This is a single vineyard wine made from the 21st block and used to be called Vision. Lusciously fleshy ripe sweet cherry-berry aromas and flavours with a generous silky texture in this Chilean Pinot Noir. Some rose petal and cinnamon spice on the finish. Medium-bodied. This wine is made with 100% Pinot Noir. Pair with roasted chicken or turkey. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal medallions, roasted pork loin, roasted and braised lamb, chicken stuffed with asparagus and goat cheese, venison burgers. Drink: 2015 - 2020 235035 14% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. March 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

First Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Napa Valley, California, United States: Solid value for Napa Valley cabernet. Nicely balanced oak with smoke and cocoa-mocha aromas. Although it's robust, it's not heavy. Attractive wisps of hickory smoke on the finish along with cassis and blackcurrant. Decant 1-2 hours. Try it with grilled lamb. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled steaks, pulled pork, venison burgers, hard cheese, prime rib. Drink: 2014 - 2019 188110 14.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 88/100. March 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marques De Riscal Reserva 2012, Rioja D.O.C., Spain: Smoke and earth on the nose of this wine, not fruit forward. Lots of acidity in this robust Spanish red wine with black fruit, tar and a pleasantly bitter finish. One of the better-known producers of Rioja on a large scale. Decant 1-2 hours. Pair with roast lamb. Drink: 2013 - 2019 32656 14% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 88/100. March 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Angels Gate Winery Brut Chardonnay Sparkling 2011, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Crisp and clean, with an awesome price for sparkling wine. Toasty and refreshing with lovely aromas of green apple and fresh baked bread. Drink: 2016 - 2019 227009 11% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. March 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château des Charmes Brut Sparkling White, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: This non-vintage dated Niagara sparkling wine uses the traditional method of the second fermentation in the bottle and is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. The wine rests sur lie (on its yeast) for at least two to three years. Notes of green apple, lime zest and freshly baked bread. Crisp and refreshing. Pair with seafood. Drink: 2016 - 2019 224766 13% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 87/100. March 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trius Winery at Hillebrand Brut Sparkling, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A crisp, fresh and vibrant Ontario bubbly with aromas of toasted bread, green apple and lime zest. Pair with shellfish or fried chicken. Drink: 2016 - 2019 215913 12% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. March 2017. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Columbia Crest Winery Grand Estates Chardonnay 2014, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: What's remarkable is the careful and personal detail each of the 6000 barrels get for this wine. They are all hand-stirred weekly when aging on the lees to add creamy texture and rich depth. Every wine is touched every week by the winemaking team for 8 months, a term the French call batonnage to extract flavour from the proteins and yeasts in the wine that would naturally settle on the bottom and not have much impact. This process really builds the mid-palate. This wine is 100% barrel-fermented. Aromas of butterscotch, toasty oak and golden apple. This wine is available on the general list year-round outside of Vintages. Chardonnay food pairings: poached salmon with sautéed snap peas and snow peas, Thai seafood noodle salad, butternut squash risotto,. Drink: 2015 - 2020 462846 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sperling Vineyards Chardonnay 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia B.C. V.Q.A., Canada: A perfectly balanced and elegant BC Chardonnay that's bursting with voluptuous aromas and flavours of toasted almond, golden apple and baking spice. Layers of texture on the palate. Pair with pheasant and quail. Chardonnay food pairings: butternut ravioli served with Alfredo sauce, roast duck, crab cakes. Drink: 2016 - 2019 378570 13.8% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. March 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery Fancy Farm Girl Frivolous White 2014, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: An off-dry, light-bodied Niagara white wine made from the classic Riesling grape. Aromas of honeydew and lime blossom. Pair with medium curries and spices. Drink: 2014 - 2018 394072 10.5% M 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Waupoos Estates Winery Honeysuckle 2014, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada: A pretty, light-bodied, off-dry Prince Edward County white wine made from the Vidal Blanc grape. Notes of honeydew, lime blossom and pink melon. Pair with mild curries. Drink: 2014 - 2018 91934 12.5% MD 750 mL $11.95 Score: 86/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Deakin Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Victoria, Australia: Crisp and mouth-watering with vibrant acidity for seafood and shellfish. Notes of lime and freshly cut grass. Medium-bodied, no oak. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: seafood, vegetarian dishes, seafood risotto, sushi. Drink: 2016 - 2018 447060 12.5% XD 750 mL $11.95 Score: 87/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mission Hill Family Estate Five Vineyards Pinot Blanc 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Crisp, crisp and clean BC white wine made from the zesty Pinot Blanc grape. Notes of lime zest and green apple. Pair with fresh seafood. Drink: 2013 - 2018 145094 13% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Columbia Winery Chardonnay 2013, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Lovely caramelized butterscotch nose on this robust Washington Chardonnay. Opens with ripe peach and pear on the palate. Great value. Match with roasted chicken. Drink: 2016 - 2020 462804 13% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sonance Pinot Grigio, South Africa: This off-dry, non-vintage South African white wine is made from the Pinot Grigio grape. This wine is designated both organic and Fair Trade and carbon neutral. Notes of lime. Pair with fresh seafood. Drink: 2016 - 2017 483487 12.5% MD 750 mL $11.95 Score: 87/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Yalumba The Y Series Viognier 2015, South Australia, Australia: A lovely, floral white wine from Australia made by one of the best producers of Viognier in the country. Pair with mild curries. Viognier food pairings: sautéed diver scallops, chicken, pork, mild curries and spices. Drink: 2015 - 2019 470062 14.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Charles & Charles Chardonnay 2015, Columbia Valley, Washington State, United States: Campfire smoky, robust and luscious with golden apple on the palate. Long finish. Toasty from generous oak aging. This robust Californian Chardonnay would be perfect with grilled chicken or seafood. Great summer white wine by the barbecue. Chardonnay food pairings: shellfish, seafood, chicken. Drink: 2015 - 2018 394734 13.9% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Apothic 2015, California, United States: Carmelized toffee on the nose and palate from generous oak aging on this full-bodied Californian white wine blend of Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Grigio. Pair with carmelized meat dishes. Drink: 2015 - 2017 419978 12% M 750 mL $16.15 Score: 85/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Scrubby Creek Wines Rise Wirra Wirra Semillon Viognier 2015, Adelaide, Mclaren Vale, Australia: A zesty Australian white wine blend of Semillon and Viognier grapes with notes of lime blossom. Pair with fresh shellfish. Drink: 2015 - 2017 399535 11.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Durbanville Hills Atlantic View Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Durbanville, South Africa: Crisp and clean with notes of lime and white grapefruit and some grass. A refreshing white with herbal notes and aromas of gooseberries and lemon. Closed with a screwcap. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: seafood, pasta. Drink: 2015 - 2017 22251 13.5% XD 750 mL $11.95 Score: 87/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Leonardo Bianco Toscana Fiasco 2015, Tuscany Igt, Italy: A simple, off-dry Italian white wine with good acidity for seafood. Notes of lime. Fiasco refers to the straw basket encasing the bottom half of the bottle, and not to the wine itself ;) Leonardo Da Vinci's famous sketch of man is on the font label of this urn-shaped bottle. Drink: 2015 - 2017 470229 12% XD 750 mL $13.65 Score: 85/100. March 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mumm Napa Brut Prestige Sparkling Wine, Napa Valley, California, United States: A toasty, robust Californian sparkling wine with aromas of apple, bread and yeast. Pair with fried chicken or shellfish. Drink: 2016 - 2020 217273 12% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 89/100. March 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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