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Vintages Release July 8, 2017

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Dessert Wine

Valdespino Fino Inocente Sherry, Jerez D.O., Spain: This non-vintage dated fino sherry offers lovely aromas of toasted almond on the nose and palate. Produced in the heart of the sherry region -- Jerez -- it's fermented in 600-litre American oak botas, which are very large casks. This requires an considerable amount of manual labour as compared to fermenting the wine in stainless steel tanks, especially when more than tens of thousands of kilos of grapes are involved. It's well worth the effort though. Sherry food pairings: roasted nuts, tapas, grilled fish. Drink: 2017 - 2027 489609 15% D 750 mL $25.95 Score: 95/100. July 2017. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Domaine De Cristia Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2015, Rhône A.C., France: Savoury bacon fat and black cherry liqueur aromas on the nose and palate of this terrific southern French red wine blend from the Rhone Valley. Rich, full-bodied and voluptuously textured. Some smoky notes play in the background. Perfect for hearty meals and barbecues. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: beef stew, barbecued pork chops, lamb chops in red wine sauce. Drink: 2017 - 2021 67678 15% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 91/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave De Roquebrun La Grange Des Combes Saint-Chinian-Roquebrun 2015, Midi A.C., France: Purple plum liqueur and blueberry jam on the nose and palate of this full-bodied, relatively smooth southern French red wine. Finishes with more sweet berry fruit. Pair with sweet ribs. Food pairings: pizza meat, lasagne, vegetarian chilli. Drink: 2017 - 2022 155804 14.2% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 87/100. July 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sister's Run Calvary Hill Shiraz 2014, Lyndoch, Barossa, Australia: This wine is full bodied with concentrated dark fruits and spice, fun, but serious enough for either a formal or informal barbecue. A perky, full-bodied red that delivers lots of pleasure and no offense. Black plums berries roll across your mouth: no stops or starts, all liquid pleasure. Perfect for the barbecue. Shiraz food pairings: pork chops, roast lamb, roast, wild mushroom stuffed quail. Drink: 2017 - 2021 222018 14.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Haut Peyraud 2012, Côtes De Bordeaux - Blaye, Bordeaux A.C., France: Aromas of black fruit, oak, smoke. Straight-forward, full-bodied and rustic. Decant 1 hour and pair with hamburgers. Food pairings: lamburgers, meat lover's pizza, grilled sirloin steak. Drink: 2017 - 2019 413948 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 86/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zenato Cormì Corvina Merlot 2011, Veneto I.G.T., Italy: A robust Italian red wine blend of Merlot and Corvina grapes. A lovely, juicy, succulently ripe red with aromas of fleshy plums, blackberries, black raspberries, mocha and smoke. Full-bodied and a velvet texture. A soul-soothing wine to sip and relax. Pair with grilled meats. Corvina Merlot food pairings: grilled steaks, gourmet hamburgers, Portobello mushrooms. Drink: 2017 - 2020 108282 13.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico 2014, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: From producer, Barone Ricasoli, the red wine blend for this Chianti Classico Brolio from the 2014 vintage are mostly Sangiovese grapes with some Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Juicy and robust with fleshy ripe black cherry and earth. Pair with pasta in tomato sauce. Chianti Classico food pairings: bucatini with sausage and peas, roast beef, cheesy pizza, stuffed roasted turkey, pasta with tomato sauce. Drink: 2017 - 2020 3962 13% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Raymond Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Napa Valley, California, United States: A delicious red with ripe red fruit, plum and raspberry notes. Pair with a rare steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: steak, stew, bison, venison, boar. Drink: 2017 - 2020 715979 14.4% XD 750 mL $43.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Demazet Réserve Des Armoiries Tradition 2015, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: Vintages Wine Panel: Silver Medal winner at the 2008 Mâcon Wine Challenge. This is an exceptional value for a wine of this quality, showing how handsomely the 2007 vintage rewarded the Côtes du Rhône wines. Filled with black fruit, plum, spice and cranberry aromas. Dry, nicely concentrated with an impeccable balance between the fruit, acids, and tannins. Drink it now with steaks or roast beef, or hold it for two years or more. My note: Juicy, simple, tasty and medium- to full-bodied. Black cherry and smoke notes. Ultimate party wine that won’t break the bank. Food pairings: beef stew, barbecued pork chops, lamb chops in red wine sauce. Drink: 2017 - 2020 494690 14% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 85/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rioja Bordón Reserva 2011, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: This Spanish red wine is a blend of 80% Tempranillo, 15% Red Grenache and 5% Mazuelo grapes for the 2011 vintage. The wine was aged for 24 months in American white oak barrels. Aromas of dried dark fruit and herbs on the nose and palate. Dried fruit and cigar box on the palate. Finishes with spices and dusty earth. Pair with lamb. This wine produced by Bodegas Franco-Españolas. Pair with prime rib. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb, hard cheese, veal piccata, grilled steak. Drink: 2017 - 2021 194753 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J. Lohr South Ridge Syrah 2014, Paso Robles, California, United States: A pleasant, smooth, full-bodied Syrah with lots of toasty oak, smoke and vanilla-hickory notes from generous oak aging. Black fruit aromas and flavours on this Californian red wine. Pair with hearty meat dishes. Syrah food pairings: meat pizza, Margherita pizza, feta stuffed hamburgers. Drink: 2017 - 2020 948240 13.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Conde de Valdemar Crianza Tempranillo 2012, Rueda D.O., Spain: Juicy and full-bodied with aromas and flavours of fleshy ripe black plums and blackberries. Pair with meat lovers' pizza. Great value. Tempranillo food pairings: herbed steaks, meat stuffed Portobello mushroom, lamb chops. Drink: 2017 - 2022 356089 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pruno 2015, Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain: This robust and juicy Spanish red wine is a blend of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon. Very firm tannins on this Spanish red wine. Needs cellar time then decant 2 hours and pair with grilled meats. Notes of cassis and tart blackberry with toasty oak. Food pairings: roast beef, roast veal, hamburgers, venison. Drink: 2017 - 2022 312140 14% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Monte Del Frá Lena Di Mezzo Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2013, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Vibrant red berry notes with pepper and dark spice. Very lively on the palate with terrific acidity for tangy dishes and tomato sauces. Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore food pairings: meat lovers pizza , spicy sausage , prime rib roast, hearty winter stew. Drink: 2015 - 2019 165662 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Majella Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia: Black plums and cassis on the nose with violets and spice on the palate along with a mouth-filling richness. Full-bodied and intense with a mouth-watering juiciness for meat dishes. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: rare rib steak, curry dishes, crown roast of pork. Drink: 2015 - 2022 301531 14% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 92/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ironstone Vineyards Bear Creek Old Vine Zinfandel 2014, Lodi, California, United States: Hickory woodsmoke, campfire all the way. Please, tell me that campfire story again as the smoke swirls around my head and the stars above us on this mid-summer night. Perfect for grilled meats. Ironstone delivers extreme value in the glass at many price points. Pair this blockbuster red with BBQ chicken or ribs. Zinfandel food pairings: barbecued ribs, wings, burgers, spaghetti Bolognaise, aged cheddar. Drink: 2015 - 2019 951889 14.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Intrinsic Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Great structure, almost architectural in nature (think Frank Lloyd Wright's angular precision), fleshed out with ripe blackberry and cigar box. Polished tannins and a long, lovely finish. Pair with grilled meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: meat lovers pizza, pork tenderloin, grilled sausage. Drink: 2017 - 2020 493379 14.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Puig-Parahy Cuvée Georges 2015, Côtes Du Roussillon, Midi A.C., France: All purple, all the time. Purple plums and purple berries from start to finish. Full-bodied and savoury with attractive notes of fleshy black fruit, dark spice, anise and toasty oak. Great value for the price. This wine has not been aged in oak at all yet still exhibits an attractive smoky character. Decant for 1-2 hours. Food pairings: roast veal, lamb, beef, hamburgers, wild boar. Drink: 2017 - 2020 171025 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Decoy Zinfandel 2015, Sonoma County, California, United States: Luscious, juicy and generous with rich aromas and flavours of black and purple plums and blueberries. Supple and smooth and full-bodied. Perfect for BBQ meats.  Finishes with black raspberry and some pepper. This is a blockbuster wine but it doesn't overwhelm your palate, senses or food. Try it with roast beef. Zinfandel food pairings: roast leg of lamb, lamburgers, meat lover's pizza.. Drink: 2017 - 2021 327502 13.9% D 750 mL $32.95 Score: 91/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lan Gran Reserva 2008, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Such a well-woven, integrated, finely crafted Spanish red wine. This full-bodied red wine is a blend of mostly Tempranillo, and small amounts of Mazuelo and Graciano grapes grown on 20- to 25-year-old vines. Complex with aromas of cigar box, leather, violets and black cherry. Full-bodied and mouth-watering. Love the taste and feel of maturity in this wine. Drinking well now though will also keep in the cellar for a few years. Pair with veal. A gorgeous garnet hue in the glass. Very mouth-filling and coating. Long, lingering finish. Pair with toasted nuts, hard cheeses and gentle conversation. Food pairings: herbed steaks, Portobello mushroom, chilli, soup, lamb chops. Drink: 2017 - 2022 928622 13.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Planet Oregon Pinot Noir 2015, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: A tart Oregon pinot noir with lots of acidity on the palate. Pair with fresh seafood. Pinot Noir food pairings: gourmet lamburgers, vegetarian lasagne, grilled pepper steak. Drink: 2017 - 2023 333245 13.4% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 87/100. July 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Costa Lazaridi Amethystos 2014, Drama P.G.I., Greece: A juicy full-bodied Greek red wine with purple and black plums notes on the nose and palate. Tannic grip. Food pairings: gourmet hamburger, braised short ribs, vegetable stew. Drink: 2017 - 2021 724831 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 87/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Avondale Jonty's Ducks Pekin 2013, Paarl W.O., South Africa: Fleshy black plums on the nose and palate with racy acidity. A full-bodied, dark fruited organic wine offers lots of smoky and savoury goodness on the palate. Mouth-watering acidity. Pair with game meats and yes, duck. Food pairings: bison stew, beef rib, venison stroganoff. Drink: 2017 - 2020 383547 14.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ridge Three Valleys 2014, Sonoma County, California, United States: A complex and balanced Californian red with classic aromas fleshy dark fruit and spices. Wonderfully structured: perfect for dinner parties involving steak. This robust wine is a blend of Zinfandel, Carignan, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Mataro (aka Mourvèdre). The 2014 vintage of Ridge's Three Valleys is richly concentrated and complex. Polished tannins with a judicious use of oak. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: zesty ribs, pulled pork, chicken wings, spaghetti, lamb shank. Drink: 2017 - 2020 652875 14.4% D 750 mL $44.95 Score: 91/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lander-Jenkins Spirit Hawk Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, California, United States: Smooth and full-bodied. Leads with chocolate, mocha, espresso and coffee from very generous oak aging. Some fleshy black fruit underneath. Finishes as sweet as it starts. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb Bolognese, beef enchiladas, barbecued ribs in sauce, hamburger, hard cheese. Drink: 2016 - 2020 161398 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Reif Estate Winery Reserve Cabernet Franc 2014, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: The Reif Estate Cabernet Franc Reserve from the 2014 vintage is a robust and layered red wine. Black cherry, dark plum and smoke on the nose and palate. Pair with grilled meats. Cabernet Franc food pairings: grilled meats, game or grilled root vegetables. Drink: 2014 - 2021 419531 13% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chapel Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Deep ruby hue with violet accents on the nose of this fabulous Australian red wine. Classic Cabernet nose of blackcurrant, cassis and sage brush on this Australian red wine. Full-bodied and very solidly structured. Packed with dark fruit personality and flavour. Finishes with oak spice and dried herbs. Decant 2 hours for maximum pleasure. Great for steak. This voluptuous Australian red wine would also pair well with other fine cuts of meat. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: beef, pork tenderloin, burgers, hard cheese. Drink: 2017 - 2021 965830 14.5% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 93/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Descendientes De J. Palacios Pétalos Pelaos 2015, Bierzo D.O., Spain: Juicy and robust with fleshy ripe purple plum aromas on the nose and palate. A full-bodied Spanish red wine from one of the country's most respected producers. Aromas of dark fruit and smoke. Great structure. Pair this with grilled meats Food pairings: roast beef, roast veal, hamburgers, venison. Drink: 2017 - 2022 446484 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Lamartine Cuvée Particulière 2012, Cahors, Southwest A.C., France: A robust southern French red wine with aromas of black fruit, smoke and tar. Finishes with dark spices and toasty oak. Pair with a rare steak. Food pairings: venison tenderloin in croute, wild boar roast, lamb shanks in red wine and roasted root vegetables. Drink: 2017 - 2020 441238 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. July 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chapel Hill Shiraz 2014, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Ripe black plum and toasty oak aromas on the nose of this Australian shiraz, with an amazing acidic zing on the palate for food. Full-bodied and supple. This wine was designed for steak. Blackberry and vanilla smoke on this finish. Highly recommended. Shiraz food pairings: gourmet burgers, mutton with mint and coriander, pizza, steak. Drink: 2017 - 2022 743989 14.5% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 91/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Torres Salmos 2014, Priorat D.O.C.A., Spain: The grapes for Salmos are planted on slopes of shale called "licorella stone." They undergo extreme differences in temperature between night and day. The wine is aged for 16 months in French oak barrels. A lovely, complex, rich and full-bodied Spanish red wine with satin layers of fleshy ripe black fruit. Terrific balancing acidity for dishes like lamb and roasted meats. Food pairings: endive and ham in Mornay (white) sauce, chicken a la king, tagliatelle with ham. Drink: 2017 - 2024 450734 14.5% XD 750 mL $31.95 Score: 94/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Penmara Reserve Shiraz 2015, Orange Region, New South Wales, Australia: Minty blackberry on the nose, great mouth-watering juiciness on the palate with fleshy ripe blackberries. Full-bodied and smooth with terrific taste for the money. Hearty meat dishes, oh yes. Shiraz food pairings: roasted lamb, veal dishes, grilled pork chops, cheese. Drink: 2017 - 2020 912782 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pago De Valdoneje Mencia 2015, Bierzo D.O., Spain: This youthful, vibrant Spanish red wine has been recently bottled and has no oak treatment. The 2015 Pago de Valdoneje is very typical of the region's warm 2015 vintage. Intense flavours and lots of black fruit depth. Pair with pepperoni pizza. Mencia food pairings: lamb stew, sausage cassoulet, hamburgers. Drink: 2017 - 2020 268805 14% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ludovicus 2013, Terra Alta D.O., Spain: This robust and juicy Spanish red wine is made mostly from the Grenache (aka Grenache) grape, with the balance filled in with Carineña, Merlot, Syrah and Tempranillo grapes. Juicy and full-bodied with playful aromas of purple and black plums. Blueberries, all fleshy, on the palate. Produced from vines planted in the Terra Alta region at 356 metres above sea level and in limestone soil. Average growing season temperatures from April to October is 19.6 degrees Celsius. Aged in French and American oak barrels for 4 months. Pair with meat tapas. Food pairings: lamb stew, sausage cassoulet, hamburgers. Drink: 2017 - 2020 313791 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Famille Perrin Tavel Rosé 2016, Rhône A.C., France: Soft with rose petal floral. No biting acidity here yet it's still fresh. Fleshy cherries. Lovely aperitif. Pass that bottle please. Rosé food pairings: grilled salmon steak, shellfish, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2017 - 2018 680801 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barón De Ley Rosé 2016, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Lots of deep throated flavours of black raspberry and cranberry on the nose and palate of this robust Rosado, Spain’s rosé wine. Finishes with notes of blood orange and mixed spice. Pair with grilled chicken. Rosé food pairings: prosciutto and hard cheeses plate, grilled salmon, spring salad. Drink: 2017 - 2018 117283 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

13Th Street Pink Palette Rosé 2016, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Juicy ripe cherry. Orange peel finish. A robust Niagara rosé with aromas of rhubarb and cranberry on the nose that follow through on the dry, mouth-watering palate. Good acidity for food. Finishes with pink grapefruit and clementine. Pair this wine with lightly spiced or curried dishes. Rosé food pairings: charcuterie, pork or mushroom burgers, bean salads, salty cheeses like pecorino or asiago. Drink: 2017 - 2018 275834 12% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kacaba Rebecca Summer Series Rosé 2016, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Cherry nose with lots of sweet summer fruits. Medium-bodied and juicy on the palate. Lip-smacking tasty. Finishes with black raspberry. Rosé food pairings: charcuterie, pork or mushroom burgers, bean salads, salty cheeses like pecorino or asiago. Drink: 2017 - 2018 227025 12.9% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Benjamin Bridge Brut 2011, Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada: This Nova Scotia sparkling sets the trend for Canadian bubblies in style and elegance. The 2011 vintage of the Benjamin Bridge Brut is stunning. You're drinking the stars here. This bubbly is made using the traditional method (Methode Classique) of the second fermentation in the bottle, just as they do in the Champagne region of France. They also use two of the grapes, Pinot Noir (10%) and Chardonnay (8%), used in France in their blend, together with L'Acadie (42%) and Seyval (40%) to give a decidedly (and deliciously) Nova Scotia signature to the cuvee. All grapes are estate grown and hand-harvested in October and bottled in June after spending 5 years on the lees to add richness, creaminess and depth. The 2011 vintage had the ideal conditions of sustained cool weather moderated by the Bay of Fundy which allowed for slow and complex ripening of the grapes. Lovely aromas of lime citrus, fresh mint, and lemon brightness on the nose and palate with great replays of flavour. A long, toasty finish leaves you at the shoreline of this Atlantic bubbly longing for more. This wine dances in the glass like sunlight on the ocean, with just as much refreshing sea spray on the palate and senses. Pair with Atlantic lobster in melted butter and dockside daydreams. Food pairings: crab cakes with aioli sauce, steamed lobster with lemon garlic sauce. Drink: 2011 - 2020 381533 11% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 93/100. July 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Reif Estate Winery Riesling 2015, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A superb Niagara white wine made from the classic grape Riesling. Aromas of lime zest, lemongrass and chives. Ever so slight hint of natural fruit sweetness gives this wine an incredible range of flavours and versatility with food, from roast chicken to fresh seafood. It also makes for a lovely chilled aperitif by the deck or dock. Sip summer in a glass! Riesling food pairings: lighter fare like fish, poultry and vegetarian dishes, spicier food, Chinese or Thai. Drink: 2017 - 2021 111799 12% D 750 mL $13.75 Score: 93/100. July 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lindemans Bin 65 Chardonnay 2015, South Australia, Australia: A consistently reliable and tasty Australian Chardonnay at a terrific price. Toasty oak and campfire smoke with golden and butterscotch. Full-bodied but not heavy. Pair with roasted chicken. Drink: 2015 - 2018 142117 13.5% XD 750 mL $11.10 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Napa Valley, California, United States: Fresh and vibrant with lemon, lime and grass notes. Pair with shellfish. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: pork tenderloin, pork tacos, grilled chicken. Drink: 2017 - 2019 94375 13.5% XD 750 mL $35.95 Score: 89/100. July 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Wairau Valley, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Grassy, herbal and terrifically refreshing! Vibrant tropical fruit and lime citrus on the nose of this mouth-watering New Zealand white wine made from Sauvignon blanc grapes. Pair with shellfish. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Thai green curry fish, apple stuffed chicken breast, steamed mussels, herbed couscous salad. Drink: 2015 - 2017 919514 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kourtaki Retsina Of Attica, Greece I.G.P., Greece: Lemon Pledge notes with a cedar undertone. Fresh and crisp, but definitely an acquired taste. Not pine resiny as I expected. Pair with any dish with lemon or thyme flavours. Retsina Of Attica food pairings: grilled calamari, fried Saganaki cheese, chicken brochettes. Drink: 2017 - 2019 46888 11.5% XD 750 mL $9.95 Score: 86/100. July 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hidden Bench Estate Chardonnay 2014, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Savoury and mouth-watering with toasted almond slivers and green apple on the nose and palate. A full-bodied, balanced Niagara Chardonnay with rich layers of butterscotch and lime notes. Pair with roasted chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled seafood, pork tenderloin, lobster in butter sauce, ravioli in an Alfredo sauce. Drink: 2017 - 2019 68817 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Buena Vista Chardonnay 2015, North Coast, California, United States: A medium to full-bodied Californian chardonnay with attractive notes of Asian pear and toasty oak. Racy acidity on the palate for so many dishes, from roast chicken to seafood. Chardonnay food pairings: spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, lobster in butter sauce, beef bourguignon, toasted ravioli served with Alfredo sauce, pan-fried cod with lemon butter sauce. Drink: 2017 - 2020 396440 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 2016, Alto Adige Trentino, Valdadige D.O.C., Italy: Fresh, clean and crisp with sunshine bright aromas of lemon zest, lime blossom and white peach. Finishes with crisp lime citrus notes. Pair with grilled veggies. Pinot Grigio food pairings: shellfish, chicken, salads, basil pesto and pasta. Drink: 2017 - 2020 687558 12.5% XD 375 mL $10.95 Score: 89/100. July 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Sainte-Marie Vieilles Vignes Entre-Deux-Mers 2015, Bordeaux A.C., France: A zesty, lively Bordeaux white wine that's a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillon and 5% Muscadelle grapes. Pair with seafood. Entre-Deux-Mers food pairings: marinated lemon herb chicken breast grilled on the barbie, light vegetarian curries, garden salads. Drink: 2017 - 2019 447565 12.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rodney Strong Chardonnay 2014, Sonoma Coast, California, United States: A fresh, vibrant Californian white wine made from Chardonnay grapes. Luscious and full-bodied. Perfect as a chilled aperitif or companion to seafood. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled seafood, lobster in butter sauce, ravioli in an Alfredo sauce, grilled chicken. Drink: 2017 - 2019 465724 14.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. July 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tawse Winery Inc. Quarry Road Chardonnay 2013, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Rich and buttery, yet also elegant and balanced. A gorgeous, luscious Niagara Chardonnay from one of the region's top producers. Voluptuous yet balanced and perfectly calibrated. Aromas of freshly buttered warm bread, white peach and pear. Match with roasted chicken or turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: crab cakes, grilled salmon, seafood and shellfish platter. Drink: 2014 - 2020 111989 13% XD 750 mL $35.80 Score: 93/100. July 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Chardonnay 2015, Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia: This robust Australian Chardonnay was fermented in oak barrels to add richness and depth. Chardonnay food pairings: basil pesto, prawn bisque, cheese fondue, stuffed chicken breast. Drink: 2016 - 2020 468728 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 92/100. July 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Baron De Ley 2016, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Crisp and fresh Spanish white wine with a pleasingly low level of alcohol. After the Viura grapes are harvested, they're skin macerated, pressed then fermented at 17 degrees Celsius. Notes of grapefruit and lime. Pair with shellfish. Food pairings: seafood Alfredo, grilled chicken, poached salmon in white wine sauce. Drink: 2017 - 2020 145995 12% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dr. Hermann Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese 2010, Mosel Prädikatswein, Germany: Peach and pear preserves, clementine jam with a terrific balancing acidity. Lovely depth of flavour. Drink this with medium curries and spice dishes. Highly recommended. Riesling Spätlese food pairings: vindaloo chicken, grilled shrimp pasta with pesto sauce. Drink: 2017 - 2022 181917 8.5% M 750 mL $20.95 Score: 92/100. July 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Acrobat Pinot Gris 2015, Oregon, United States: Juicy and delicious with loads of ripe white peach and pear aromas and flavours. The ultimate summer aperitif or companion to fresh seafood. Lovely, liquid lovely. Pinot Gris food pairings: pork tenderloin, roast turkey , seafood, pasta with cream sauce, salads. Drink: 2017 - 2019 420729 13.5% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Laroche Les Vaudevey Chablis 2014, Burgundy A.C., France: This crisp, fresh northern Burgundian white wine from Chablis offers notes of Granny Smith green apple and toasted almond slivers. Pair with fresh seafood. Chablis food pairings: raw oysters on the half shell with a raspberry mignonette, fresh steamed shrimp, pan-fried trout. Drink: 2017 - 2020 416057 13% XD 750 mL $38.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Filius Chardonnay 2016, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia: Lime fresh with toasted almond on the nose, with green apple vibrancy on the palate. This is a gorgeous Australian Chardonnay from a cool climate in the country that punctuates this wine with racy acidity for food. Chardonnay food pairings: crisp-skinned roast pork, light chicken dishes, creamy pastas and soft cheeses such as brie. Drink: 2017 - 2020 416511 12.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. July 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko Athiri 2015, Santorini A.P., Greece: Crisp and clean with aromas of lime zest and white grapefruit. This is a lively and medium-bodied Greek white wine blend of 75% Assyrtiko and 25% Athin grapes grown on vines planted in volcanic soils in the region of Santorini. Terrific energy and lemon brightness right through to the refreshing finish. Pair with shellfish and sunlight. Assyrtiko Athiri food pairings: grilled calamari, fried Saganaki cheese, chicken brochettes. Drink: 2017 - 2019 74781 12.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. July 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc 2016, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: This is a great example of South African Chenin Blanc with seductive aromas of Asian pear and something I can only describe as black apricot. Oak imparts baked bread and wraps this wine beautifully. Baking spices on the finish of this exotically wonderful wine. Pair with mild curries. Chenin Blanc food pairings: vegetarian pizza, white fleshed fish, mild sausage, Greek salad, game fowl. Drink: 2017 - 2019 675421 14% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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