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Vintages Release June 17, 2017

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Domaine Queylus Tradition Pinot Noir 2013, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Seductive tart cherry and cranberry with spice on the nose and palate of this ethereal Ontario Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir food pairings: lamb and pilaf casserole, roast leg of lamb in rosemary and garlic, lamb chops with Danish blue cheese. Drink: 2014 - 2022 392738 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ironstone Vineyards Petit Sirah 2014, Lodi, California, United States: An attractive full-bodied red wine with smoky toasty oak and black fruit on the nose. Good price for the quality. Black raspberry and smokiness on the palate and finish inflected with black tea. Petit Sirah food pairings: venison stew, cabbage rolls stuffed with veal, beef and pork, saddle of rabbit stuffed with apricots and apple. Drink: 2015 - 2020 361915 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. June 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cantine Di Ora Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2013, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Black charred fruit and lots of smoke. Needs a rare steak. Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore food pairings: smoked ribs, barbecued pepper steak, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2015 - 2019 451666 14.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. June 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Creekside Estate Winery Laura's Red Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Juicy black fruit and toasty oak on the nose of this robust Niagara red wine. Lots of acidity and tart blackberry on the palate for dishes with a tangy tomato sauce. Good balance. Full-bodied. This full-weighted wine is intense and balanced with aromas of blackcurrant, pepper and mocha. Try it with gourmet hamburgers. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: hamburger. Drink: 2013 - 2018 117960 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. June 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tawse Winery Inc. Gamay Noir 2014, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A medium-bodied, smooth and plush with aromas of black plums, dark cherry and some toasty oak. Nicely crafted. Pair with grilled chicken. Gamay Noir food pairings: pork roast, pork lettuce tacos, vegetarian pizza. Drink: 2015 - 2018 322545 12.5% XD 750 mL $19.20 Score: 88/100. June 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ruffino Chianti Classico 2011, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Chianti lovers know this wine ... very well. The 2011 vintage was a challenging one, yet the mastery of the winemaking shows in the glass of this Sangiovese-based wine. Aromas of back cherry, earth, dust and smoke. Vibrant with lively acidity and a long blackberry finish. This big Italian red wine needs serious cellar time. Decant 1-2 hours. Perfect for juicy meat dishes or homemade meatballs and pasta. Chianti Classico food pairings: meat-sauce pasta, meat lovers' pizza, beef stew. Drink: 2016 - 2022 353201 13.5% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 94/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Diamandes De Uco Gran Reserva 2008, Mendoza, Argentina: A rich, complex Argentine red wine blend with aromas of mocha and smokey black fruit. In the heart of Clos de los Siete in the Uco Valley of Argentina's Mendoza wine region, this robust red is made from vines planted at 1,000 metres above sea level. These high altiude vines are a single block of 130 hectares in the foothills of the Andres Mountains. Food pairings: grilled chicken breast, venison tenderloin, slow-cooked pork side ribs.. Drink: 2010 - 2019 627778 14.5% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 92/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Erath Resplendent Pinot Noir 2015, Dundee, Oregon, United States: A lovely, seductive Oregon Pinot Noir from the Dundee Hills region. Aromas of fleshy cherry with a tart spice on the finish. Perfect for roast chicken. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast chicken, smoked roast turkey, onion pie. Drink: 2016 - 2021 488635 13.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sister's Run Bethlehem Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Gomersal, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: Winemaker Elena Brooks delivers again! Juicy, meaty, savoury and mouth-watering. An awesome full-bodied Australian red wine with fleshy dark red and black fruit aromas. Not too heavy, just right. Meaty dishes please. Great price. Finishes with great complexity and concentration of flavour. Pair with spring lamb. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: hearty meat dishes, hard cheese, braised pork shanks with white beans, sizzling New York strip steaks, veal Asian chicken salad. Drink: 2017 - 2019 360636 14.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cadus Malbec 2013, Gualtallary, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: A full-bodied Argentine red wine made from the country's iconic Malbec grape. Loaded with black fruit aromas and smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Malbec food pairings: lamb Bolognese, grilled New York strip loin, hard cheese, braised pork shanks. Drink: 2017 - 2019 482992 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. June 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Joel Gott Washington 2014, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: A rich, full-bodied Washington red wine that leads with Merlot grapes in the blend. Lots of fleshy ripe raspberry and cherry flavours. Pair with barbecued meats. Food pairings: roast chicken, smoked roast turkey, onion pie. Drink: 2017 - 2019 488510 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kc Klein Constantia Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2013, Constantia, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: Lots of spice from oak aging on the nose of this rustic red wine from the Western Cape region. Very tannic and full-bodied South African red wine: needs cellar time then decant 2 hours. Charred black fruit and toasty oak. Needs roasted meats or a meaty casserole. Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot food pairings: gourmet hamburgers, rare rib steak, rouladen. Drink: 2017 - 2020 366245 14.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 87/100. June 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Shaw & Smith Pinot Noir 2014, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia: A cool-climate Australian Pinot Noir with sweet fleshy cherries on the nose and palate. Supple and smooth and medium-bodied. Pair with seared tuna. Pinot Noir food pairings: meat pizza, grilled Portobello mushroom burgers, lamb Bolognese, grilled New York strip loin. Drink: 2017 - 2020 481929 14% XD 750 mL $41.95 Score: 90/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Elderton Shiraz 2013, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: Black as pitch, with lots of toasty oak, smoke and tarry notes. Full-throttle Australia Shiraz in all its glory. I'm a big fan of Elderton wines, and this is one fine example of why. A lovely vein of blackberry liqueur supports this concentrated wonder. Perfect for film noir and blackened ribs. Shiraz food pairings: BBQ meats, hearty meat meals, aged cheddar, grilled lamb. Drink: 2017 - 2020 713024 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pierre Amadieu Le Pas De L'aigle 2013, Gigondas, Rhône A.C., France: Full-bodied, black, brooding and looking to pick a fight with your rare steak. This wine will win, and so will you. Complex, deep, rich, concentrated. Decant 2 hours. Yes please! Food pairings: rare rib steak, rich meaty dishes, stuffed Portobello mushrooms. Drink: 2017 - 2020 354217 14.5% XD 750 mL $36.95 Score: 93/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gérard Bertrand Grand Terroir Grès De Montpellier Syrah Grenache 2014, Languedoc Grès De Montpellier, South France A.P., France: A rich, full-bodied southern French red wine that's a blend of Syrah and Grenache grapes. Incredibly juicy with fleshy ripe purple and black plums and the most seductive aromas of wild violets in the middle of a forest. A profusion for the senses. Pair with grilled lamb. Syrah Grenache food pairings: venison medallions in red wine sauce and wild mushrooms, bison burgers, roast boar. Drink: 2017 - 2021 493635 14.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. June 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Meyer Pinot Noir 2015, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Supple, smooth and mouth-watering with tart black cherry and fresh earth in the medium-bodied BC red wine made from the iconic Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled chicken breast, crab cakes and pesto sauce, smoked whitefish. Drink: 2017 - 2018 392449 13% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. June 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Latium Morini Campo Leòn Amarone Della Valpolicella 2011, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Holy smokes! I can smell the alcohol on this wine -- at 16.5% that's no surprise. Port, the fortified wine, clocks in at 19%. Nevertheless this is delicious with sweet black cherry flavours and a smooth texture. Perfect for roast beef. Black cherry liqueur and mocha coffee aromas on the nose. Robust with a deepest, darkest concentration of black fruit. Amarone Della Valpolicella food pairings: baked lasagna, linguine with fresh and sun-dried tomato sauce, spaghetti alla carbonara.. Drink: 2017 - 2024 334300 16.5% D 750 mL $46.95 Score: 90/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marqués De Murrieta Finca Ygay Reserva 2012, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Mature with tanned leather and dried herbs and tobacco leaves. Full-bodied and mouth-watering with rich, dark, ripe fruit and a lovely weave of oak. This wine is a blend of tempranillo, garnacha and mazuelo grapes. Lovely long finish, like an encore for the senses. Food pairings: black bean soup, short ribs, sharp cheddar, pork. Drink: 2017 - 2020 209148 14% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Fortia Cuvée Du Baron Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2013, Rhône A.C., France: This wine, a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes, is a river of blackberry liqueur concentration of flavour and pleasure. Full-bodied and rich and smooth. So satisfying. Drink it with the heartiest of meat dishes. For diehard hedonists. Incredibly long and aromatic finish. Wow! Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: hearty meat dishes, barbecued chicken, char-grilled lamb. Drink: 2017 - 2023 959999 14.5% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 93/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Galil Mountain 2013, Yiron, Upper Galilee, Israel: The 2013 vintage of his robust red wine is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 9% Syrah and 7% Petit Verdot grapes. A lovely red wine with terrific balance. Aromas of mocha, blackberries and spice. Not hugely fruity, but just enough. An elegant wine that’s perfect for dinner parties. This wine spent 16 months in French oak which gives it a toasty finish. Food pairings: steak, brisket. Drink: 2017 - 2020 95075 15.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 90/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2013, Sonoma County, California, United States: Savoury, meaty, juicy and mouth-watering. A surprisingly great Californian Zinfandel that borrows some Cab-like majesty, elegance and complexity. Ravenswood is your go-to Zin. Pair with inviting me over to dinner please. Zinfandel food pairings: veal chops in red wine sauce, slow-cooked pork ribs in red cherry and wine sauce, lamburgers. Drink: 2017 - 2019 673798 14.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

M. Chapoutier Les Vignes De Bila-Haut 2015, Côtes De Roussillon, Midi A.C., France: A vibrant, complex and characterful wine with a superb price to taste/value ratio. A full-bodied rich southern French red wine blend from one of the Rhone Valley's most-respected producers. Aromas of black fruit, cassis and smoke. Pair with a rare steak. Food pairings: rare rib steak, rich meaty dishes, stuffed Portobello mushrooms. Drink: 2017 - 2022 168716 14.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 92/100. June 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rutherford Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Napa Valley, California, United States: A full-boded yet balanced and elegant Californian red wine with aromas of blackberry and cassis. Supple and textured. Perfect for a rare steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast beef with root vegetables, baron of beef with red wine sauce and scalloped potatoes, flat iron steak on the bbq. Drink: 2017 - 2021 959320 14.5% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Charles Wetmore Wente Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay, California, United States: Full-bodied, smooth and elegant with Old World restraint. Not fruit forward. More structure and earthy notes than big berry flavours. Decant 1 hour and enjoy with a rare steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast beef with root vegetables, baron of beef with red wine sauce and scalloped potatoes, flat iron steak on the bbq. Drink: 2017 - 2020 963397 14.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Intriga Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Maipo Valley, Chile: The vines for this robust red wine are planted in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. The estate has specialized in making Cabernet Sauvignon for more than 50 years. A full-bodied Chilean red wine with attractive aromas of black fruit and toasty oak. Pair with grilled meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: meat pizza, grilled Portobello mushroom burgers, lamb Bolognese, grilled New York strip loin. Drink: 2017 - 2020 57901 14.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sidewood Shiraz 2014, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia: Cool climate Australian red wine made from Shiraz grapes grown in the Adelaide region. Aromas of blackberry and mint. Pair with gourmet burgers. Shiraz food pairings: roast pheasant with sauerkraut, grilled marinated game birds, Hasenpfeffer. Drink: 2017 - 2021 446146 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. June 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Journey's End Gabb Family Winery Shiraz 2012, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: So mouth-wateringly delicious! The shiraz grapes are grown in the foothills of the Hottentot Mountains overlooking False Bay, thus Journey's End. The vines are planted in ancient mineral soils and benefit from cool coastal breezes. The wine is aged for 18 months in 3,000 litre oak barrels (very large so they don't impart a lot of oak flavour). Savoury and juicy with a meaty note that makes this ultra delicious. This is a full-bodied red that will tempt you to drink it too fast: it's that tasty. Aromas of fleshy black fruit and hedonistic happiness. Shiraz food pairings: peppercorn steaks, mushroom burgers, tourtière. Drink: 2016 - 2021 337642 13.5% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 92/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wakefield Jaraman Shiraz 2015, Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia: Dark chocolate and sweet black fleshy plums on the nose with a pleasant zing of acidity mid-palate for lots of dishes from tangy meat sauces to grilled meats. More black fruit and mouth-filling roundness. A consistently good producer at fair prices for the quality. Highly recommended. This Australian red wine is a regional blend of Shiraz grapes of about two-thirds Clare Valley and one-third McLaren Vale regions. The wine was partially cold-soaked for 4 days, then aged in 100% new American oak barrels for 11 months. Deeply concentrated and flavoured. Shiraz food pairings: juicy, grilled rare sirloin steak, hard cheese like Cheddar or Havarti. Drink: 2017 - 2021 377036 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Francis Coppola Sofia Rosé 2016, Monterey County, California, United States: Medium-bodied and pretty with rose petal and watermelon notes. Sofia is the name of Frances Ford Coppola's daughter. Pair with movie night and fresh seafood. Rosé food pairings: mild curry dishes, lamb stew, white turkey meat, tacos, salads. Drink: 2017 - 2018 284943 12.8% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. June 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Val Joanis Tradition Rosé 2016, Luberon, Rhône A.P., France: Strawberry blossoms and roses in sunshine in this rosé. Light, delicate yet delicious and dry. Try it with shellfish. Rosé food pairings: grilled chicken breast, crab cakes and pesto sauce, smoked whitefish. Drink: 2016 - 2018 707281 13% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. June 2017. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gérard Bertrand Gris Blanc Rosé 2016, Pays D'oc, Midi I.G.P., France: A pale ballet slipper pink, almost crystalline transparency in the glass. This southern French rosé is made from Grenache Noir and Grenache Gris grapes, thus Gris Blanc (grey-white) are hand-picked in the Roussillon region located in Tautavel between the Mediterranean sea and the Pyrenees mountains. The wine is matured on the fine lees for several weeks before bottling. Lovely mouth-watering acidity for fresh seafood salads. Finishes savoury with dried herbs and garrigue with some light racy cherry on the finish. Gris Blanc Rosé food pairings: seafood salad, chilled prawns with strawberry champagne dressing, seafood ceviche. Drink: 2017 - 2018 451138 12.5% XD 1500 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Königschaffhauser Vulkanfelsen Trocken Pinot Noir Rosé 2016, Baden Qualitätswein, Germany: Fresh and pert with a wake-up senses liveliness. Tart cherry on the palate due to racy, nervy acidity. Lovely! Low yields lend a copper tone to this rosé which is refreshing and a great aperitif or companion to ham or grilled vegetables. Pinot Noir Rosé food pairings: turkey tetrazzini, turkey sandwiches, salmon burgers.. Drink: 2016 - 2018 168237 13.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. June 2017. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Turkey Flat Rosé 2016, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: Soft and juicy with low acidity. Light-bodied with pretty, delicate strawberry flavours. Serve as a chilled aperitif. Rosé food pairings: strawberry, spinach and warm goat cheese salad, charcuterie, creamy cheeses. Drink: 2016 - 2018 68916 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. June 2017. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wildass Stratus Vineyards Rosé 2016, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Soft and pretty with aromas of sweet scented roses and lavender. Soft on acidity. Nice quaffer. Rosé food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, shellfish, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera.. Drink: 2017 - 2019 71712 11.8% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. June 2017. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Foreign Affair Winery Amarosé 2016, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Appassimento is a method of concentrating flavours by drying grapes, originally in Italy. It's an odd technique on a delicate wine style like rosé. However, this is tasty with fleshy ripe strawberries. A blend of Pinot Noir and unoaked Chardonnay. Pair with planked salmon. Amarosé food pairings: mild curry dishes, white turkey meat, fish tacos, salads. Drink: 2016 - 2018 388702 12.7% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 87/100. June 2017. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Medeiros Rosé 2016, Alentejano, Portugal: Tasty, savoury and lip-smacking tasty! Surprisingly zesty and fresh for an Argentine rosé, which I expect to be heavier. Strawberry fields forever! Pair with salmon. Rosé food pairings: cold turkey sandwiches, chicken salad, roasted onion and asparagus galette. Drink: 2016 - 2018 451385 12.5% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 89/100. June 2017. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quails' Gate Rosé 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Lovely strawberry florals on the nose and palate of this dry, zesty BC rosé. Perfect for cold cuts, charcuterie and creamy cheeses. Rosé food pairings: Lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2016 - 2018 275842 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. June 2017. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Famille Perrin Réserve Rosé 2016, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: Fragrant and pretty nose with aromas of wild field berries and flowers. On the palate, medium-bodied, dry and refreshing. Very balanced and clean. The producers of this dry French rosé also make the famous Rhone red wine Chateau de Beaucastel. Serve with fresh seafood. Rosé food pairings: salads, fruit, raw veggies and dip, sushi. Drink: 2017 - 2018 719062 13% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. June 2017. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Southbrook Vineyards Estate Grown Small Lot Cabernet Rosé 2016, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely, light-bodied Niagara rosé that is both organic and biodynamic. This dry rose is co-fermented with wild yeast from the winery's estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes. Aromas of wild strawberry and cranberry. Racy acidity. Pair with planked salmon. Cabernet Rosé food pairings: spinach greens and fresh strawberry salad, goat cheese brick and dried cranberries and herbs, strawberry rhubarb crumble. Drink: 2016 - 2018 499251 11.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. June 2017. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Creekside Estate Winery Cabernet Rosé 2016, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Rhubarb and strawberry aromas on the nose: very enticing. Bold and refreshing with layers of small berry flavours. Dry and mouth-watering. This vivacious rose is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, which lends more depth and concentrated flavour of dark field berries and a refreshing finish. Pair with planked salmon. Cabernet Rosé food pairings: salmon steaks, sausages, lightly savoury cheeses like white cheddar or smoked provolone.. Drink: 2016 - 2018 48819 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. June 2017. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Tarlant Brut Rosé Champagne, Champagne A.C., France: Deep, muscular, rich and full-bodied with the clear influence of Pinot Noir grapes in this blend. Pair with seared tuna. Champagne food pairings: seafood risotto, lobster thermidore, sushi, caviar. Drink: 2014 - 2017 664680 12% XD 750 mL $64.95 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Laherte Les Empreintes Extra Brut Champagne 2010, Champagne A.C., France: Very yeasty with freshly baked bread and brioche notes. Some golden apple and toasted almond. Lovely and mature. Pair with oysters. Champagne food pairings: raw oysters on the half shell with a champagne mignonette, shrimp and crab cakes, smoked salmon and caviar crepes. Drink: 2015 - 2023 483131 12% XD 750 mL $71.95 Score: 93/100. June 2017. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Joseph Cattin Gewurztraminer 2015, Alsace A.C., France: Classic Gewürztraminer: rose petal, lychee and baking spice aromas. Mouth-watering and dry yet exotically floral. Previous vintages of this wine won the Gold Medal at the coveted Concours Général Agricole in Paris. Medium-bodied and mouth-filling. Highly recommended. Gewurztraminer food pairings: ham, pork tenderloin topped with unsweetened apricot chutney, curried rice with cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. Drink: 2017 - 2020 224626 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Roquefort 2016, Bordeaux A.C., France: Lime green intensity and a white grapefruit finish. No heavy oak. Good aperitif or seafood companion. Food pairings: oyster hotpot, broiled scallops, salmon potato cakes. Drink: 2017 - 2020 313346 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. June 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Cave Du Coudray Réserve Du Chiron Muscadet Sèvre Et Maine 2015, Loire A.C., France: This wine was aged sur lie: bottled without filtering or fining the sediment giving the wine a more mouth-filling, creamier texture and taste. Muscadet Sèvre Et Maine food pairings: eggs Benedict, leeks, green pepper, green salad, shellfish.. Drink: 2017 - 2018 413757 12% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. June 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tahbilk Viognier 2016, Nagambie Lakes, Central Victoria, Australia: So lovely! Balanced, aromatic, exotic and accessible. Perfect for those who want to explore Viognier. Pair with mild curries and spices. Viognier food pairings: grilled chicken breast with marmalade glaze, roast pork with apricot coulis, asparagus, onion and pear galette. Drink: 2016 - 2020 271387 13.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Mendocino County, Lake County, California, United States: A mild Californian white wine with medium body and attractive notes of white flowers and lime. Pair with seafood dishes. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: seafood stew, broiled scallops, seafood cocktail. Drink: 2017 - 2018 86249 13.1% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. June 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Black Stallion Estate Chardonnay 2015, Napa Valley, California, United States: Buttery and oaky but balanced. Full-bodied with life and lift through the mid-palate -- zing of acidity. Pair with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: sautéed scallops, roasted pork, mild curries dishes, chicken stir-fry. Drink: 2016 - 2020 339689 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 89/100. June 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rockway Vineyards Block 150-183 Riesling 2014, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Petrol peach perfection! Love, love, love. Off-dry but the natural fruit sweetness is balanced by the zesty acidity. I am buying a case. Pair with happiness and light seafood. Riesling food pairings: light curries, fresh steamed crab legs, salmon cakes with spring onion. Drink: 2014 - 2020 424176 10% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. June 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Chardonnay 2015, Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Robust and voluptuous Niagara Chardonnay with smoky campfire aromas on the nose that open into ripe peach and pear and golden apple on the palate. Pair with turkey dinner. Chardonnay food pairings: crab legs, corn dishes, stuffed chicken breast. Drink: 2017 - 2019 268342 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. June 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Huber Markus Terrassen Traisental Gruner Veltliner 2015, Traisental, Austria: A zesty, dry, mouth-watering Austrian white wine made from the classic Gruner Veltliner grape. Medium-bodied. Perfect for seafood. Drink: 2016 - 2021 484956 12% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. June 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Moss Wood Chardonnay 2014, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia: The 2014 vintage of this robust and luscious Australian Chardonnay underwent 100% malolactic fermentation to give it a rich, round mouth-feel and texture. Green apple and butterscotch notes. Pair with lobster in melted butter or crab cakes. Chardonnay food pairings: stuffed Cornish hen, baked quail in wild mushroom sauce, smoked salmon bennies. Drink: 2017 - 2020 409557 13.5% XD 750 mL $68.95 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Creekside Reserve Queenston Road Vineyard Viognier 2014, St. David's Bench, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Classic aromas of rosewater, lychee, baking spices and vanilla on the nose of this vibrant and well-made Niagara Viognier. Not over-the-top: well balanced. Perfect for Asian and spicy dishes. Viognier food pairings: sautéed scallops, roasted pork, mild curries dishes, chicken stir-fry. Drink: 2015 - 2019 264168 14% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 88/100. June 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Margherita Impronta Del Fondatore Pinot Grigio 2016, Alto Adige Trentino D.O.C., Italy: This zesty Italian white wine is fresh, clean and crisp with white peach notes. Medium-bodied with lime lift on the finish. Great aperitif. Try this medium-bodied white wine with balsamic grilled radicchio, basil pesto or zucchini and red onion frittata. Pinot Grigio food pairings: pasta in a garlic sauce, avocado and papaya salad, vegetable tempura. Drink: 2016 - 2018 231258 13.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Forrest The Doctors' Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Classic Kiwi Savvy nose here: herbal yes, but not too grassy. Incredibly mouth-watering and juicy with fresh notes of lime, lemon and white grapefruit. Hard to believe the alcohol level is so low with so much flavour here, but yay! Try this with fresh seafood or shellfish to keep the other doctor away ;) Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: salads, seafood, pasta with cream-based sauce. Drink: 2016 - 2018 317842 9.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hmc Mcwatters Collection Time Estate Winery Chardonnay 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Full-bodied, rich and round with aromas of green apple, white peach and toasty oak. Very generous and layered with a long finish. Chardonnay food pairings: poultry, seafood, pork, rich creamed pastas, and saffron mussels in a Chardonnay infused cream broth. Drink: 2017 - 2019 488536 13% D 750 mL $30.95 Score: 90/100. June 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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