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Wine Picks June 16, 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.

Red Wine

Mommessin Gamay Fizz Mousseux, Beaujolais, France: A medium sweet red sparkling wine from the Beaujolais region. Chill well and serve with biscotti. Drink: 2009 - 2016 7.5% M 750 mL $17.30 Score: 85/100. June 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Konzelmann Estate Winery Family Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2012, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A full-bodied Niagara red wine blend of Cabernet and Merlot that could still use cellar time. Aromas of black fruit and toasty oak. Decant 1-2 hours and pair with a rare steak. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: veal parmigiana, hearty pasta, Parmigiano-Reggiano. Drink: 2016 - 2022 299214 14% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Konzelmann Estate Winery Reserve Merlot 2012, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Larger than the regular size of 750 ml. Full-bodied with aromas of black fruit and toasty oak. Pair with rare steak. Merlot food pairings: barbecued ribs, smoked brisket. Drink: 2015 - 2018 299214 14% XD 1000 mL $39.95 Score: 88/100. June 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ikaro Corvezzo Raboso Spumante, Venezie Igt, Italy: Cherry cough drop and medicinal notes on the nose and palate of this red Italian sparkling wine. Drink: 2016 11.5% MD 750 mL $14.60 Score: 80/100. June 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Smoky Bay Cabernet Sauvignon, Southeastern Australia, Australia: A full-bodied, smooth Australian Cabernet that's no vintage dated. Aromas of fleshy sweet plums and oak. Pair with hamburgers. Drink: 2016 - 2019 13% D 750 mL Score: 86/100. June 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Darting Dürkheimer Feuerberg Trocken Pinot Noir 2011, Pfalz Qualitätswein, Germany: Beautiful, bright cherry notes on the nose and palate of this vibrant German Pinot Noir, even now six years later. Perfectly calibrated between fruit and acidity with great elegance. Pair with grilled salmon. Drink: 2013 - 2019 390963 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lakeview Cellars Syrah 2012, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A supple, juicy, well-crafted Niagara Syrah with aromas of black plums and dark spice. Pair with grilled lamb. Syrah food pairings: game meats, rare roast beef, spice-braised lamb, cheddar. Drink: 2014 - 2020 438408 13% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lunessence Winery & Vineyard Okanagan Valley Merlot 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Spicy with fleshy black plums and attractive herbal notes on this robust, supple BC Merlot. Perfect for grilled pork chops. Drink: 2014 - 2019 14.5% D 750 mL $20.00 Score: 90/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Miguel Torres Coronas Tempranillo 2013, Catalunya, Spain: Round, supple, generous and juicy Spanish red wine made from the Tempranillo grape. Aromas of dark red berries and spice. Pair with smoked meats. Tempranillo food pairings: red meats, creamy cheeses, traditional paellas. Drink: 2014 - 2018 29728 13% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. June 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Plantaze Monte Cheval Vranac Vranac 2012, Montenegro, Montenegro: A rustic, tannic red wine with Bordeaux leanings. Incredibly great price. Decant 1-2 hours to smooth those tannins. Pair with a rare steak. Drink: 2014 - 2018 542498 13.5% XD 750 mL $9.40 Score: 85/100. June 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ruffino Chianti 2015, Tuscany Doc, Italy: A savoury, mouth-watering Italian red wine at a nice price. Full-bodied and rustically good. Pair with meat sauce. Chianti food pairings: rustic Italian pastas and sausages. Drink: 2016 - 2022 1743 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. June 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bodegas Bohedal Hebabe Graciano 2013, Rioja Doc, Spain: Sweet red fruits on the nose and palate of this full-bodied Spanish red wine from the Rioja region made from the Garnacha (grenache) grape. Pair with grilled lamb. Graciano food pairings: game meats. Drink: 2015 - 2018 14% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 87/100. June 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Inniskillin Montague Vineyard Merlot 2015, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Savoury and smoky with enticing mocha notes from oak aging on the nose of this full-bodied and layered Niagara Merlot. This wine is available directly from the winery. Pair with grilled pork chops. Drink: 2017 - 2020 13.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Torres Sangre De Toro Garnacha 2015, Catalonia, Spain: A beautiful, juicy, delicious wine, especially for this price point! Aromas of fleshy ripe dark plums and spice. Perfect for grilled lamb. Garnacha food pairings: roasts, casseroles, game and traditional Spanish meat dishes. Drink: 2015 - 2019 6585 13.5% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 89/100. June 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau De Vaugelas Le Prieure 2014, Languedoc, France: Full-bodied with cedarbrush and wild blackberry. Rustic and attractive. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2016 - 2020 361691 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.70 Score: 89/100. June 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Closson Chase K.J. Watson Pinot Noir 2015, Niagara River, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Smooth, medium-bodied Prince Edward County Pinot Noir from one of the region's best producers. Racy acidity and great vibrancy on the mid-palate. Seductive. Aromas of fleshy cherry and freshly turned earth. Pair with roast chicken. Pinot Noir food pairings: planked salmon, braised veal chops in red wine, slow-cooked lamb shanks. Drink: 2016 - 2022 145888 12.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Torres Gran Coronas Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Penedès, Spain: Terrific intensity and concentration of flavour yet it's balanced, structured and sculpted. Superb Spanish Cabernet! The grapes for this lusciously ripe Spanish Cabernet Sauvignon grow on vines planted on the belvedere of the Mas la Palana estate. Aromas of blackberry jam, dark spice and some pepper. Pair with grilled steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb Bolognese, grilled New York strip loin, hard cheese, braised pork shanks, veal chops. Drink: 2015 - 2022 36483 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Casa Vinicola Zonin Valpolicella Classico 2015, Veneto Doc, Italy: A robust, juicy Italian red wine with fleshy dark red fruit. Good value for this price. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2015 - 2018 475145 12.5% D 750 mL $13.10 Score: 87/100. June 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lupi Reali Montepulciano 2015, Abruzzo Doc, Italy: A rustic, tannic, full-bodied Italian red wine with herbal, tart dark fruit notes and toasty oak. Lots of acidity for tomato sauce. Decant 1 hour to smooth tannins. Drink: 2015 - 2017 486647 12.5% XD 750 mL $9.80 Score: 85/100. June 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Another strong vintage for Tuscany, and even better for Ruffino in 2013. Full-bodied and savoury with juicy, mouth-watering aromas and flavours of dark red berries and spice. Pair with tangy tomato sauce. Drink: 2016 - 2023 45195 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Scorched Earth Winery Pask Pinot Noir 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada: A rich and full-bodied Pinot Noir with grapes sourced from the winery's estate organic vineyard. Aromas of black cherry and smoke. Absolutely delicious! Robust for Pinot, but balanced. The grapes were hand-picked and hand-sorted. The wine was aged in French oak barrels, of which 30% was new. There were only 200 cases of this wine produced, so get it quickly directly from the winery. Pair with meaty fish such as salmon, tuna and trout. Drink: 2017 - 2022 13.5% D 750 mL $19.90 Score: 92/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sandbanks Estate Winery Shoreline Red 2016, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A Prince Edward County red wine blend of Cabernet and Merlot grapes. Smooth and almost full-bodied. Flavours of purple plums and blueberry jam. Pair with a pepper steak. Food pairings: tomato sauces, red meats, stews. Drink: 2016 - 2018 159962 12.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 85/100. June 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sandbanks Estate Winery French Kiss Cabernet Merlot 2014, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A tasty, robust blend of Cabernet and Merlot grapes grown in Prince Edward County. Aromas of mocha, black plums and toasty oak. Pair with a grilled steak. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: duck, roasted chicken, aged cheddar, lamb. Drink: 2016 - 2019 361881 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. June 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sandbanks Estate Winery Lot No 17 Cabernet 2016, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A tasty, robust blend of Foch and Baco Noir grapes grown in Prince Edward County. Aromas of mocha, black plums and toasty oak. Pair with a grilled steak. Cabernet food pairings: duck, roasted chicken, aged cheddar, lamb. Drink: 2016 - 2019 13.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. June 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Duca Di Castelmonte Tripudium Rosso 2011, Sicily I.G.T., Italy: The deep, rich red with great concentration of flavour on the nose and palate. Mouth-watering and juicy with incredible savoury character. A long spicy finish. Yum! Drink: 2012 - 2021 14% D 750 mL $24.90 Score: 93/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Inniskillin Discovery series Merlot Petit Verdot 2015, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: This generous, full-bodied Niagara red wine blend of Merlot and Petit Verdot grapes offers seductive aromas of fleshy black fruit and dark spice. Supple and layered. Pair with lamb. Drink: 2017 - 2021 13% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

San Pedro 1865 Single Vineyard Carmenere 2015, Maule Valley, Chile: Another stellar vintage for this single vineyard Carmenere rocks! Carmenere is the flagship red wine of Chile. Loving the layers of fleshy black plums. Lots of concentration and length. Velvet texture on the palate. The wines from San Pedro's 1865 line come from its own vineyard planted with a specific variety. The Carmenere comes from the winery's property in the Maule Valley, with rolling hillside vineyards averaging 20 years of age and planted in alluvial soil with angular stones to control plant vigour. This robust red wine finishes with notes of cassis and dried tobacco. Great balance and depth. Try it with a rack of lamb tonight. Highly recommended. Carmenere food pairings: venison, ratatouille, rabbit stew, bison steaks. Drink: 2016 - 2021 249201 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. June 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Scorched Earth Winery Pask Merlot 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada: A full-bodied and supple BC Merlot with a velvet texture on the tongue. Aromas of fleshy black plums and dark spice. Pask is the combination of the first letter of the names of the family: Peter, Anita, Shae and Kiana. The Merlot grapes were grown in the Oliver region of the Okanagan Valley and were hand-picked, sorted and de-stemmed. The wine was aged in French oak barrels, of which 50% was new. Only 100 cases were made of this wine. Pair with grilled lamb. Drink: 2017 - 2022 13.5% D 750 mL $19.90 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

El esteco Ciclos Icono Malbec Merlot 2013, Calchaqui Valley, Argentina: Savoury with black fruit on the nose of this full-bodied Argentine red wine blend of Malbec and Merlot grapes. Robust with dark fruit aromas. Pair with grilled steak. Malbec Merlot food pairings: rabbit saddles in red wine and wild mushroom sauce, bison burgers, rare rib steak. Drink: 2017 - 2020 37895 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. June 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lailey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2001, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Lost in my cellar, I tasted this 2001 vintage 16 years later: stunning! Tastes like matured Bordeaux with a Niagara signature. Layers of history and pleasure in the glass. Proves that Niagara wine can aged beautifully. Drink: 2006 - 2018 591370 13% XD 750 mL $23.00 Score: 92/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bohedal 2016, Rioja Doc, Spain: A full-bodied Spanish red wine with loads of black fruit and oak. Pair with rare meats. Drink: 2017 - 2019 13% D 750 mL $20.00 Score: 87/100. June 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bohedal Gran 2014, Rioja Doc, Spain: A full-bodied Spanish red wine with black fruit and toasty oak. Pair with a pepper steak. Drink: 2014 - 2019 13% D 750 mL $20.00 Score: 88/100. June 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Les Trois Croix 2012, Fronsac, France: A classic Bordeaux with cassis and blackberry with smoke and toasty oak. Full-bodied. Decant 1-2 hours. Pair with a rare steak. Drink: 2016 - 2022 13% XD 750 mL $35.00 Score: 90/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Banfi Centine 2013, Tuscany Igt, Italy: An attractive rustic, tannic Italian country wine with wild black fruit and toasty oak. Pair with meat sauce lasagna. Drink: 2015 - 2018 323725 14% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. June 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Boyar Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Thracian Lowlands, Bulgaria: Full-bodied with fleshy ripe dark fruit and spice. Great value for this quality. Pair with rare meats. Drink: 2015 - 2018 340851 13% D 750 mL $8.05 Score: 86/100. June 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cincinnato Ercole Nero Buono 2013, Lazio I.G.T., Italy: A full-bodied Italian red wine with a firm tannic grip on the palate. Black fruit and toasty oak. Pair with rare meats. Nero Buono food pairings: sirloin roast beef, mashed potatoes and arugula on Nero Buono sauce. Drink: 2017 - 2022 12557754 13.5% XD 750 mL $25.00 Score: 89/100. June 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Adega Artesanal Boango 2013, Douro, Portugal: Savoury black fruit and spice on the nose of this robust Portuguese red wine from the Douro Valley. Pair with prime rib. Food pairings: Red meat dishes and cheeses.. Drink: 2017 - 2021 13.5% XD 750 mL $20.00 Score: 89/100. June 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Adega Artesanal Ofícios 2013, Douro, Portugal: A robust Portuguese red wine with a firm tannic grip. Give this some cellar time then decant 1-2 hours. Aromas of black fruit and toasty oak. Pair with a rare steak. Food pairings: Red meat dishes, game meat and strong cheeses.. Drink: 2017 - 2028 13.5% XD 750 mL $25.00 Score: 90/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Konzelmann Estate Winery Baco Noir 2015, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Juicy and plummy with purple plums and blueberry jam. Love the low alcohol yet big flavour. Like zinfandel but without the alcoholic heat. Smooth. Perfect for meat lovers' pizza and barbecue fare. Great price for this 1000 ml bottle size. Baco Noir food pairings: stone-baked pizza with a wide vegetable assortment or an Italian red-sauce pasta. Drink: 2016 - 2019 12.5% D 1000 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. June 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Scorched Earth Winery Bearly Blushing Pinot Noir 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Such a pretty rose! Lovely notes of cherry blossom. Serve as a chilled aperitif or companion to grilled seafood. Drink: 2014 - 2018 12.3% D 750 mL $22.24 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beronia Gran Reserva 2005, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: This elegant Spanish red wine has rich complexity on the palate and a long finish. It's a blend of traditional Spanish grapes: Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo. The wine was aged for 36 months in French oak barrels. Food pairings: filet mignon, pork tenderloin, pizza, pasta, hard cheese. Drink: 2016 - 2022 940965 14% D 750 mL $37.95 Score: 90/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kacaba Vineyards Terraced Vineyard Syrah 2013, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: What a luxuriously mouth-filling wine! Fleshy black plums and berries tumble over your palate in a river of pleasure that keeps on going right through the finish. This is truly liquid plush. Syrah food pairings: prime rib, roast beef, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2014 - 2019 12.6% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. June 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Quidni Estate Winery Sparkling Rose 2015, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada: Fresh, crisp and clean BC bubbly with aromas of fresh cherry. Pair with steamed lobster. Drink: 2015 - 2018 11.7% D 750 mL $24.15 Score: 90/100. June 2017. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Riva dei Frati Prosecco Superiore Brut Glera, Valdobbiadene D.O.C.G., Italy: Excellent as an aperitif, it is ideal served at 8-10° C. Crisp and refreshing with toasty aromas. Pair with seafood. Glera food pairings: vegetable soups and seafood, pastas with delicate sauces, meat, cheeses, meats, poultry. Drink: 2017 - 2019 11.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. June 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Verret Saint Bris Crémant De Bourgogne, Burgundy, France: Crisp, clean and lively Burgundian sparkling wine. Pair with fresh seafood. Crémant De Bourgogne food pairings: seafood and shellfish dish. Drink: 2017 - 2020 12.5% D 750 mL $23.75 Score: 89/100. June 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Verret Saint Bris Crémant De Bourgogne Chardonnay, Burgundy, France: Lovely richness, elegance and length on this Cremant de Bourgogne made from the classic Chardonnay grape is a great aperitif or companion to shellfish. Toasty with green apple notes. Crémant De Bourgogne Chardonnay food pairings: shellfish. Drink: 2017 - 2021 12.5% MD 750 mL $25.30 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Nani Rizzi Prosecco Cru Millesimato Brut Glera 2016, Valdobbiadene D.O.C.G., Italy: Toasty, earthy, crisp and refreshing. A remarkable Italian sparkling wine, especially at this price. Pair with shellfish. Glera food pairings: shellfish. Drink: 2017 - 2019 11% XD 750 mL $21.15 Score: 90/100. June 2017. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Nani Rizzi Extra Dry Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry, Valdobbiadene D.O.C.G., Italy: A crisp, fresh, dry prosecco with notes of citrus lift. Pair with seafood and shellfish. Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry food pairings: fresh seafood. Drink: 2017 - 2019 11% XD 750 mL $18.15 Score: 89/100. June 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Nani Rizzi Brut Prosecco Valdobbiadene, Veneto Docg, Italy: Earthy and crisp and toasty Italian sparkling wine with a great price. Refreshing. Pair with seafood. Prosecco Valdobbiadene food pairings: seafood. Drink: 2017 - 2019 11% 750 mL $18.15 Score: 88/100. June 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marchese Antinori Montensia Brut Franciacorta, Tuscany Docg, Italy: A crisp, fresh Italian sparkling wine with notes of white peach. Pair with roast chicken. Drink: 2016 - 2020 583278 12.5% XD 750 mL $35.00 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Jacob's Creek Chardonnay Pinot Noir Sparkling, South Australia, Australia: A pleasant, well-priced Australian sparkling wine that's a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. Pair with shellfish. Drink: 2016 - 2018 210633 11.5% D 750 mL $14.45 Score: 85/100. June 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Coyote's Run Estate Winery Rare Vintage Late Harvest Pinot Gris 2014, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A beautiful, floral, off-dry late harvest Pinot Gris from Niagara. Pair with medium curries. Drink: 2015 - 2020 468009 11% MD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Family Tree 2015, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: So vibrant, pretty and floral! This Niagara white wine blend of Viognier 40%, Chardonnay 30%, Gewurztraminer 15% and Chardonnay Musque 15% grapes dlivers way beyond it's modest price point. Perfect for mild to medium curries and spices as well as a chilled aperitif. Drink: 2013 - 2017 251116 13% MD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Teoria Vinhos Branco 2015, Doc Douro, Portugal: This vibrant, fresh, mouth-watering Portuguese white wine sources grapes from Celeiros do Douro, Sabrosa. Lots of racy acidity for seafood dishes. Food pairings: Great as an aperitif or to accompany fish , shellfish or pastas with white sauces. Drink: 2015 - 2018 12.5% XD 750 mL $18.75 Score: 89/100. June 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Weingut Tement Sauvignon Blanc Steirische Klassic 2014, Sudsteiermark, Austria: Crisp and clean with lime zest and white grapefruit aromas. Pair with shellfish. Sauvignon Blanc Steirische Klassic food pairings: veal with porcini mushrooms. Drink: 2015 - 2018 12% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. June 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Weingut Rosner Kittmannsberg Gruner Veltliner 2014, Kamptal, Austria: A lovely, lime blossom fresh Gruner Veltliner, with great acidity for shellfish. Gruner Veltliner food pairings: sauteed kidneys, Asian spiced dishes, artichokes and grilled asparagus.. Drink: 2015 - 2020 12.5% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lacheteau Les Loges Sauvignon Blanc Touraine 2014, Loire, France: Crisp and clean with lime zest and melon. Pair with seafood. Drink: 2015 - 2018 449777 12% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. June 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Coyote's Run Estate Winery Five Mile White 2014, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A clean, crisp wine with white melon and lime notes. More interesting than pinot grigio yet still mildly flavoured and light-bodied. Riesling dominates the blend at 57% followed by Pinot Blanc at 23% and Gewurztraimer at 20%. Five Mile White food pairings: white meats, fish, or shellfish dishes. Great options include grilled pork loin, seared tuna, or steamed mussels with saffron. Drink: 2016 - 2018 195669 12% M 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. June 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Okanagan Muscat 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Pretty and floral with some ripe peach notes. Serve as a chilled aperitif or companion to seafood. Drink: 2014 - 2019 12.5% D 750 mL $24.21 Score: 90/100. June 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

CedarCreek Estate Winery Platinum Viognier 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Beautiful richness and mouth-coating texture in this lovely BC Viognier. Floral and elegant. Perfect for lightly spicy dishes. Drink: 2016 - 2018 13% D 750 mL $30.00 Score: 92/100. June 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Taferner Carnuntum Gruner Veltliner 2015, Austria: Crisp and spritely with notes lime and grapefruit. Racy acidity for seafood. Medium-bodied. Drink: 2015 - 2019 12% XD 750 mL $18.00 Score: 88/100. June 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dopff & Irion Crustaces Alsace Sylvaner 2015, Alsace A.O.C., France: A crisp Alsatian white wine with notes of grapefruit and lime. Pair with shellfish, what else? Drink: 2015 - 2019 475038 12.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. June 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Chasselas Pinot Blanc Pinot Gris 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely crisp, off-dry BC white wine blend of Chasselas, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris grapes. White floral aromatics with some white peach on the finish. Medium-bodied with terrific balance. Pair with fresh seafood and mild curries. Chasselas Pinot Blanc Pinot Gris food pairings: fish tacos with avocado and buttermilk dressing; baked onion tart with creme fraiche. Drink: 2016 - 2019 12% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. June 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Argento Pinot Grigio 2015, Mendoza, Argentina: A vibrant Pinot Grigio with floral aromas and tropical notes. Crisp and clean. Pair with seafood. Drink: 2015 - 2018 620492 13% D 750 mL $9.95 Score: 87/100. June 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kacaba Vineyards Jennifer's Pinot Gris 2015, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Pretty and fresh and refreshing Pinot Gris. A lovely salmon hue on this crisp white wine. Notes of melon and white peach. Mouth-watering acidity that makes this a great aperitif on its own or companion to seafood. Pinot Gris food pairings: chicken, pork, spicy Asian food or succulent seafood dishes such as prawns and other shellfish. Drink: 2015 - 2018 215053 12.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. June 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Coyote's Run Estate Winery Unoaked Chardonnay 2015, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely, crisp, fresh Niagara Chardonnay with nary a trance of oak. Pair with shellfish. Drink: 2015 - 2019 26740 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. June 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris 2014, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: Crisp and clean with white melon and lime zest. Pair with fresh seafood. Pinot Gris food pairings: salmon appetizers. Drink: 2015 - 2018 940528 12.5% D 750 mL $15.00 Score: 89/100. June 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Uber Riesling Kabinett 2014, Pfalz, Germany: An off-dry German riesling with lots of sweet peach and pear notes. Medium-bodied. Pair with mild curries. Drink: 2014 - 2018 395517 11% MD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. June 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

CedarCreek Estate Winery Gewürztraminer 2015, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely, exotic, spicy BC Gewurztraminer with aromas of lychee, rosewater and baking spice. Perfect for Asian and curries. Gewürztraminer food pairings: Thai chicken with holy basil. Drink: 2015 - 2019 240978 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 92/100. June 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

CedarCreek Estate Winery Gewürztraminer 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely, exotic, spicy BC Gewurztraminer with aromas of lychee, rosewater and baking spice. Perfect for Asian and curries. Gewürztraminer food pairings: Thai chicken with holy basil. Drink: 2014 - 2018 240978 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Konzelmann Estate Winery Family Reserve Chardonnay 2012, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely, full-bodied white wine with freshness and balance. Enticing aromas of white peach and pear with just the right touch of toasty oak. Chardonnay food pairings: roast pork. Drink: 2013 - 2020 148460 13.5% XD 750 mL $30.00 Score: 91/100. June 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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