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Vintages Release July 22, 2017

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Seven Falls Merlot 2012, Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Savoury, meaty mocha and dark chocolate on this nose of this delicious and full-bodied Washington state Merlot. Supple and smooth. Soft jazz, easy-listening red wine. Merlot food pairings: Brazilian-style flank steak, rack of BBQ ribs, veal Porterhouse, grilled lamb, cheese. Drink: 2014 - 2018 420711 14.5% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 91/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château La Fleur Pourret 2009, Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France: A full-bodied Bordeaux red wine from the Right Bank region of Saint Emilion. It leads with Merlot on the blend with Cabernet. Aromas of dark red plums and black berries. Good structure. Would benefit from 203 more years in the cellar. Drink: 2017 - 2023 455667 13.5% XD 750 mL $38.95 Score: 89/100. July 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Speck Family Reserve Baco Noir 2014, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Mocha and smoke on the nose: so seductive. Black cherry overdrive. Baco on turbo boosters, so love it! Smooth. Pair with more of the same wine. Baco Noir food pairings: blackened, smoked beef dishes, grilled radicchio, hamburgers. Drink: 2016 - 2021 461699 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Maison Roche De Bellene Cuvee Reserve Pinot Noir 2014, Burgundy A.C., France: This Nicolas Potel wine is medium-bodied, and smooth: Classic Old World pinot noir that offers aromas and flavours of tart cherries, earth and some herbal notes. Good acidity for food. Awesome price for Burgundy, especially for the quality designation of AC. Finishes with lovely spice and coffee notes. Pair with smoke salmon. There are 4,620 hectares planted for this Pinot Noir and the vines are 35 to 70 years old. They're planted at a density of 10,000 per hectare with a southwest exposure in clay and limestone soils at 234 metres above sea level. The grapes were picked by hand with fermentation via native yeast and 100% malolactic fermentation, no fining. Pair with game dishes. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal scaloppini with a mushroom sauce, beef bourguignon, pork tenderloin, mushroom and truffle dishes, coq au vin. Drink: 2016 - 2020 299859 13% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 89/100. July 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: Tart cherries and berries with lots of acidity. This smooth, supple, juicy Oregon Pinot Noir is medium-bodied. A little stemmy and herbal. Pair with a juicy roast chicken. Pinot Noir food pairings: chicken, pasta, planked salmon, braised lamb, roast beef, rosemary pork tenderloin.. Drink: 2017 - 2020 229781 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burgo Viejo Crianza 2013, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: This robust Spanish red wine is a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano from the heart of the Rioja region. Lots of juicy, mouth-watering aromas wild blackberry and blackcurrant. Terrific value for this classic red wine that has the depth and richness of cherry liqueur flavours, but is bone dry. Full-bodied and tasty with a velvet texture. Pair with rack of lamb. Yes please! Food pairings: smoked sausages, lamb stew, venison steak. Drink: 2017 - 2020 168815 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Xavier 2015, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: This robust southern French red wine has seductive aromas of black cherry liqueur, dark spice and some oak. Very attractive, especially for the price. This full-bodied red wine is a blend of mostly Grenache grapes and the remainder Mourvèdre and Syrah grapes for the 2010 grapes. Decant 2 hours. Pair with grilled meats. Xavier food pairings: meat pizza, roast pheasant, Porchetta pork roast. Drink: 2017 - 2021 297317 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castiglion Del Bosco Brunello Di Montalcino 2011, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Surprisingly accessible now, this robust Brunello is coming together nicely, without overly aggressive tannins. Aromas of violets and black currant. Pair with wild boar and ruffled risotto. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: spaghetti Bolognese, meat-filled pasta with rich tomato sauce, vegetarian lasagne. Drink: 2017 - 2021 956391 14% D 750 mL $54.95 Score: 91/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Tremenda Monastrell 2012, Alicante D.O., Spain: A terrific, full-bodied Spanish red wine at an amazingly great price for the quality. Aromas of dark fruit, smoke, earth. Pair with grilled lamb. Monastrell food pairings: roast beef, chicken brochettes, pork chops smothered in wine sauce. Drink: 2017 - 2022 490011 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jean-Luc Colombo Les Forots 2015, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: A full-bodied southern French red wine blend with notes of black fruit, smoke and pepper. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: wine-braised duck, legume and pancetta stew, noodles with rabbit ragout. Drink: 2017 - 2022 494641 14.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

North 43° Cabernet Franc 2013, Four Mile Creek, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A supple, medium-bodied Cabernet Franc with moderate tannins. Aromas of black plum and some herbal notes. Pair with grilled pork chops. Cabernet Franc food pairings: veal parmesan, vegetarian pizza, baked ham. Drink: 2017 - 2018 447292 12.8% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 87/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Umani Ronchi Montipagano Montepulciano 2015, Abruzzo D.O.C., Italy: Lots of mocha and sweet chocolate notes on the palate from generous oak ageing. Full-bodied, reasonably priced Italian red for pizza or pasta. This organic wine has just 16 mg/l of free sulphur. Montepulciano food pairings: organic burgers, gourmet sausages, vegetarian pizza. Drink: 2017 - 2022 134585 13% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Vincens Prestige 2014, Cahors, Southwest A.C., France: Rustic and robust with firm tannins that will smooth over time or decant 2 hours. The Cahors winemaking region in southern France produces very robust red wines, like this one. The prices are often excellent for the quality, as is the case for this bottle. This AC wine offers black fruit aromas and flavours wrapped up in lots of toasty, smoky oak. Some dark spices on the finish. Try it tonight with meat lovers' pizza. Yum! Food pairings: beef stew, sausage cassoulet, meat lover's pizza. Drink: 2017 - 2020 272427 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Crossbarn Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Sonoma County, California, United States: A robust Californian Cabernet with benchmark aromas of cassis, blackberry and black currant and toasty oak. Great structure and balance with a long finish. Pair with filet mignon. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled New York strip loin, hard cheese, pork tenderloin, veal chops. Drink: 2017 - 2020 438986 14.5% XD 750 mL $56.95 Score: 91/100. July 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Produttori Del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2012, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Tart cherry, leather and spice with a firm tannic grip. Medium- to almost full-bodied. Lots of acidity. Barbaresco food pairings: meat lover's pizza, hard, aged cheeses, vegetarian lasagne. Drink: 2017 - 2020 708826 14.5% XD 750 mL $46.95 Score: 89/100. July 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kew Gamay Noir 2014, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Fresh, juicy, aromatic and mouth-watering Niagara Gamay Noir with juicy dark cherry on the palate. Dry and racy. Perfect for grilled chicken or pheasant. Gamay Noir food pairings: baked ham with cherry coulis, roast duck, roast chicken. Drink: 2016 - 2019 515270 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Luca Malbec 2014, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Full-bodied Argentine Malbec with lots of attractive mocha and chocolate on the nose from generous oak aging. Fleshy black fruit emerges on the palate. Delicious and layered. The grapes for this robust red wine come from three vineyards in the Uco Valley in Altamira, La Consulta and Gualtallary. The vines are an average 46 years old. The wine is then matured for 16 months in French oak, 60% of which is new. Pair with prime rib. Malbec food pairings: pizza, lamb, spicy sausage, beef, hamburger. Drink: 2016 - 2022 167312 14% D 750 mL $35.95 Score: 94/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dirty Laundry Cabernet Merlot 2014, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: A pleasant, easy-sipping BC red wine blend of Cabernet and Merlot grapes. Supple and medium-bodied with aromas of fleshy black plums. Pair with grilled pork chops. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: roast turkey, orange-glazed roast duck, grilled chicken breast. Drink: 2017 - 2020 334441 13.5% D 750 mL $25.95 Score: 89/100. July 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hahn Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, California, United States: Hickory smoke, campfire wine with a terrific Californian Cabernet character of black fruit. Balanced, layered, rich, deep. Good value. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: barbecued steak, lamb or hamburgers, tortiere. Drink: 2017 - 2020 57877 14.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castelforte Amarone Della Valpolicella 2013, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: Juicy with sweet black cherry aromas on the nose. Full-bodied with layers of dark fruit and smoke. Pair with prime rib. Amarone Della Valpolicella food pairings: chicken piccata, veal parmesan, vegetarian pizza. Drink: 2017 - 2022 496414 15% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château La Gravette Lacombe 2012, Médoc Bordeaux A.C., France: A staggeringly great value for Bordeaux: balanced, full-bodied and from a terrific vintage. Lots of distinction, finesse and attractive black fruit aromas. You simply can't beat the price for Bordeaux. Nope. This is a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, and will benefit from 1-2 hours decanting to open up. Food pairings: roast chicken, cheesy pizza, roast of pork in wine jus. Drink: 2017 - 2020 295808 13.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 91/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Claude Gros La Condamine Paulignan 2013, Minervois, Midi A.C., France: Robust and layered with black fruit and toasty oak. Stunningly great value. Pair with grilled meats. This is a full-bodied blend of Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault grapes. Food pairings: stuffed beef flank steak, veal liver smothered in bacon and onions, Coq-au-vin. Drink: 2017 - 2020 493528 14.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pepperjack Saltram Of Barossa Shiraz 2014, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: A full-bodied, juicy Australian Shiraz with aromas of dark plums and black pepper. Perfect for grilled meats. Shiraz food pairings: rare rib steak, crown roast of pork, rosemary and garlic studded leg of lamb. Drink: 2017 - 2022 20198 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dandelion Vineyards Lioness Of Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2015, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Full-bodied, robust and rustic with full-throttle black fruit, smoke, oak and spice aromas. Polished tannins and a long finish. This single vineyard Australian red wine is made from the Shiraz grape. These winemakers see the devil in the weeds, allowing dandelions to grow among the vine as they suppress other weeds and provide nutritious mulch. The "wishing clocks" of white seed in the spring provide new life. The Shiraz grapes are sourced form a single vineyard in the foothills of the McLaren Vale. The vines are planted in ironstone pebble laden with clay loam, over ancient Kurrajong Formation geology of silica cemented conglomerate ideally suited to grow Shiraz. Bunches are hand-picked in mid-March and fermented together in open top fermenters with ambient yeast and hand plunging for 12 days before basket pressing and aging in mostly French oak barriques before bottling without fining. Decant 1 hour and pair with rare steak. Shiraz food pairings: game meats, rare roast beef, spice-braised lamb, cheddar, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2017 - 2020 357475 14.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hogue Genesis Syrah 2012, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Savoury with bacon fat and cedar smoke on the nose and palate of this full-bodied Washington Syrah. Full-bodied and supple. Perfect for lamb dishes. Syrah food pairings: prime rib, wild game, cherry and wine-reduction sauces. Drink: 2017 - 2020 687822 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hartley Ostini Hitching Post Cork Dancer Pinot Noir 2014, Santa Barbara County, California, United States: Big cherry-berry notes with a little mocha and oak. Juicy with a medium- to full-bodied weight and ultra smooth texture. Pinot Noir food pairings: venison stew, grilled beef ribs, Porchetta. Drink: 2017 - 2020 179812 14.1% XD 750 mL $42.95 Score: 91/100. July 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rodney Strong Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014, Sonoma Coast, California, United States: A cool climate Pinot Noir with aromas of wild cherry, mocha and smoke. Pair with roast chicken. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal parmesan, vegetarian pizza, meat lasagne. Drink: 2017 - 2020 508192 14% D 750 mL $33.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Giacomo Mori Chianti 2014, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A full-bodied, savoury, robust Italian red wine with lots of mouth-watering acidity for pasta in tomato sauce. Dried herbs and sun-dried tomato on the finish. Chianti food pairings: meat pizza, meat-filled pasta with rich tomato sauce, vegetarian lasagne. Drink: 2017 - 2020 68858 13% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz 2015, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: Campfire and hickory smoke on the nose with dried herbs. Full-bodied with layers of black plums and tar. Pair with roast beef. Shiraz food pairings: grilled steak in a peppercorn-mushroom sauce, pizza, bison steak, grilled or spice-rubbed chicken. Drink: 2017 - 2020 595306 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Yannick Alléno & Michel Chapoutier Guer-Van 2014, Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône A.C., France: Full-bodied, juicy and savoury Rhone red wine blend with a long finish. Aromas of dark red and black fruit wrapped in smoke. Pair with hamburgers. Food pairings: rare rib steak, crown pork roast, barbeque lamb ribs. Drink: 2017 - 2022 489450 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sartori Mont'Albano Refosco Dal Peduncolo 2015, Delle Venezie I.G.T., Italy: A rustic, robust Italian red wine with aromas of black fruit, toasty oak and smoke. Decant 1-2 hours and pair with a rare steak. Refosco Dal Peduncolo food pairings: cheesy pizza, gourmet burgers, hard aged cheeses. Drink: 2017 - 2020 492546 14% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alta Vista Classic Malbec 2015, Mendoza, Argentina: Full-bodied with cedar smoke and black currant. Firm tannins. Decant 1-2 hours and pair with rare meats. Malbec food pairings: sausage cassoulet, BBQ ribeye steak, lamb kebabs. Drink: 2017 - 2020 494112 13.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sterling Merlot 2012, Napa Valley, California, United States: Sterling is known for its smooth, full-bodied and superbly balanced Merlot wines. This classic from the heart of Napa Valley is a Vintages Essential product. Sterling launched California's first-ever vintage-dated wine back in 1969. The 2011 vintage is loaded with aromas of blackberry and black plum. Superb. Merlot food pairings: roast pork with apricot compote, crown pork roast with corn niblets, roast chicken. Drink: 2017 - 2020 330241 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rustenberg Rm Nicholson 2015, Simonsberg-Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: Very tannic wine that needs cellar time to smooth out then 2 hours decanting. A dry, robust red wine with black fruit and smoke with great weight on the palate. Nicely balanced. Try this red wine with braai, the traditional South African barbecue. Food pairings: rare rib steak, curry dishes, crown roast of pork. Drink: 2017 - 2023 278390 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Voarick Clos Paradis 2014, Mercurey, Burgundy A.P., France: A cherry-berry fleshy ripe heart that tastes almost sweet even though this is a dry wine. Lovely layers of mouth-watering, silky texture. Terrific price for Burgundy. Food pairings: gourmet burgers, grilled game sausages, vegetarian pizza. Drink: 2017 - 2022 86603 14% D 750 mL $36.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bremerton Coulthard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Langhorne Creek, South Australia, Australia: This wine is a blend of 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Shiraz, 13% Malbec and 7% Merlot. A wine of resolute convictions: dark fleshy fruit, robust body, polished tannins and a good length. Great to serve at dry political conventions in need of some life. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: beef en croute, cheddar crown bread, grilled cheese sandwich, Romano cheese, seared tuna with a pepper crust. Drink: 2017 - 2022 410761 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Oak Bay Pinot Noir 2013, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Dark cherry and fresh earth on the nose of this BC pinot noir. Medium-bodied, smooth and supple. Pair with grilled seafood. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast duck in port wine sauce, veal chops, grilled duck sausages, pork tenderloin.. Drink: 2017 - 2020 267146 13.6% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Xavier Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2012, Rhône A.C., France: Black cherry liqueur on the nose and palate of this huge southern French red wine blend. Plush black plum aromas give this wine a luscious mouth-filling character and juiciness before an incoming tide of peppered darker fruit that creates a lovely bite. Full-bodied and voluptuous. Drink now if you decant for 2 hours or hold it in your cellar for a decade or more. Incredible richness, depth and concentration. Demands hearty meat dishes. This is a blend of 65% Grenache and the remainder equal parts Mourvèdre and Syrah grapes. Loaded with purple and black plums and liquorice on the finish. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: prime rib, wild game, cherry and wine-reduction sauces. Drink: 2017 - 2020 244814 14.5% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 92/100. July 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Masi Rosa Dei Masi Rosato 2016, Veneto I.G.P., Italy: Candied strawberry on the nose, but dry on the palate. Aromas of wild berries and some spice. Pretty, with some rose petal notes. Made from Refosco grapes grown on the estate's property. A small proportion are dried using the Appassimento method to concentrate the wine's acidity and freshness. Lots of mouth-watering acidity. Rosato food pairings: Margherita pizza, salad, pork, strong cheese. Drink: 2017 - 2018 377267 12.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Oyster Bay Rosé 2016, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: A vibrant, mouth-watering New Zealand rosé made from the classic Pinot Noir grape. Notes of field strawberries with racy acidity for shellfish and seafood. Medium-bodied. Ready for a sunny deck or dock when you are. Rosé food pairings: grilled lamb lollipops, chicken kebabs, vegetable kebabs. Drink: 2017 - 2019 493171 13% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. July 2017. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château D'esclans Rock Angel Rosé 2016, Provence A.C., France: So this must be the angelic cousin to Whispering Angel rosé, a box office hit at the LCBO. This is a crazy high price for rosé, but you decide. Aromas of field strawberries. Medium-bodied and dry with racy acidity for planked salmon. Rosé food pairings: roast turkey, grilled chicken salad, feta and goat cheese salads. Drink: 2017 - 2019 491027 13.5% D 750 mL $44.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2016, Coastal Region W.O., South Africa: Lovely cherry-berry rounded and juicy mouth-watering acidity. No Cabernet tannins: the grape base just lends lovely red fruit flavour. Great value and quality for this price point. Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2017 - 2019 999821 13.5% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flat Rock Cellars Pink Twisted Rosé 2016, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Sour cherry and cranberry with wild strawberry aromas on the nose and berry flavours on the palate of this off-dry Niagara rose. Pair with toasted almonds and creamy cheeses. Rosé food pairings: poached salmon fillet, vegetarian dishes. Drink: 2016 - 2018 39974 12.5% MD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Charles Smith Rosé 2016, Washington, United States: Love this Walla Walla rosé! Aromas of cranberry, rhubarb and perky, tart wild red berries. Mouth-watering and juicy, and exactly what you want (need) on a warm summer day. Pair with planked salmon or grilled chicken. Rosé food pairings: grilled pork sausages, grilled chicken breast, ham and pineapple pizza. Drink: 2017 - 2020 468652 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marqués De Caceres Rosado 2016, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: This rosé has an attractive depth and nuance with seductive aromas of ripe raspberries. Good mouth-watering action for food. Great price. Bone-dry, full-bodied rosé from Rioja, a region better known for robust red wines. This wine can handle even more robust dishes like grilled salmon and chicken. Seared tuna would pair beautifully with this vibrant rosé. Rosado food pairings: grilled salmon, grilled chicken salads, grilled pork dishes. Drink: 2017 - 2019 622142 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. July 2017. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Forcadière Rosé 2016, Rhône A.C., France: Love this fresh, mouth-watering Tavel rosé with racy, tart field berries and spices. Great aperitif or pair it with planked salmon. Pair with grilled seafood. Rosé food pairings: grilled chicken breast stuffed with ham and cheese, flattened Cornish hen with savoury dressing. Drink: 2017 - 2019 701318 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 92/100. July 2017. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Gassier Le Pas Du Moine Rosé 2016, Côtes De Provence Sainte-Victoire, Provence A.P., France: A lovely, fresh, dry rose with notes of wild berries. Pair with grilled seafood. Rosé food pairings: roast turkey, chicken Kiev, spring salad. Drink: 2017 - 2019 450874 13.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Delphine Rosé 2016, Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Love this summer fresh Niagara rosé with aromas of sun-dappled rhubarb and cranberry. Medium-bodied, dry and smooth. Perfect for planked salmon. Rosé food pairings: baked ham, salad with grilled chicken, cold turkey sandwiches. Drink: 2017 - 2018 498527 12.7% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Saint Aix Rosé 2016, Coteaux D'aix En Provence A.P., France: Lovely and light bodied with notes of spring flowers and raspberries. Racy and exciting acidity on the palate. Pair with grilled seafood. Rosé food pairings: endive and ham in Moray (white) sauce, chicken a la king, tagliatelle with ham. Drink: 2016 - 2018 451906 13% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 92/100. July 2017. Top Rated Rosé Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Louis Roederer Brut Champagne 2009, Champagne A.C., France: Superb craftsmanship! Toasty, zesty and satisfying. Raise a glass to the good life. Perfect for shellfish and fried chicken. Champagne food pairings: grilled chicken sandwiches, fried chicken, shellfish hotpot. Drink: 2017 - 2020 981027 12% XD 750 mL $102.95 Score: 94/100. July 2017. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bailly-Lapierre Brut Pinot Noir Crémant De Bourgogne, Burgundy A.C., France: A terrific Blanc de Noirs from Burgundy, made using the classical Champagne method and from red grapes (Pinot Noir) to produce this white sparkling wine Lots of racy acidity and aromas of Asian pear and golden apple. Pinot Noir Crémant De Bourgogne food pairings: seafood, salad, gorgonzola brie. Drink: 2017 - 2019 420984 12% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve Champagne, Champagne A.C., France: One of the consistently best producers of non-vintage champagne at this price point: excellent value here in the bottle. This French sparkling wine is lively, fresh and toasty with persistent mousse and finish. Very balanced and elegant. Pair with fried chicken. Champagne food pairings: caviar, quail, lobster thermidor. Drink: 2017 - 2020 36962 12% D 750 mL $69.95 Score: 93/100. July 2017. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cathedral Cellar Brut Sparkling 2010, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: A crisp, fresh South African sparkling wine with toasty aromas and green apple freshness. This South African bubbly was made using the Méthode Cap Classique, which is similar the Méthode Traditionnelle or the traditional method of the second fermentation in the bottle, as they do in the Champagne region. The winery's cellar is cathedral vaulted with stained glass thus the name. Pair with fresh shellfish or fried chicken. Sparkling food pairings: smoked salmon, smoked whitefish, pan-fried pan fish. Drink: 2017 - 2019 296426 12% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. July 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Sandi Cuvée Oris Valdobbiadene Prosecco, Veneto D.O.C.G., Veneto: A delightful bubbly at an incredible price. Ripe apricots will dance across your tongue and entertain even if the person you’re with doesn’t. Prosecco food pairings: salad, smoked salmon, tapas. Drink: 2017 - 2019 738542 11.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. July 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Kenwood Chardonnay 2015, Sonoma County, California, United States: Lots of oak on the nose and palate. This robust Californian Chardonnay offers generous aromas and flavours of tropical tree fruit and butterscotch smoke. Pair with roasted chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled chicken, seared tuna, salmon cakes. Drink: 2017 - 2019 158790 13.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. July 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pierre-Luc Bouchaud Sèvre & Maine Muscadet 2015, Loire A.C., France: Crisp with lots of lemon bright acidity on the palate for shellfish. Bone dry. Notes of lemongrass. Medium-bodied. Muscadet food pairings: steamed mussels in their own juice and frites, crab cakes, pan-fried panfish. Drink: 2017 - 2018 82461 12% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Willy Gisselbrecht Tradition Gewurztraminer 2015, Alsace A.C., France: A medium-sweet, soft, beautifully fragranced Alsatian Gewürztraminer with notes of rosewater, lychee, baking spices and white flowers. Not a lot of acidity. Try it with mild and medium curries and spices. Gewurztraminer food pairings: lighter-flavoured sea-food dishes, Asian dishes, pork tenderloin, curried rice, Panko-crusted chicken. Drink: 2017 - 2019 928390 13% M 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. July 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry Of Pelham Estate Riesling 2015, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A superbly well-made Niagara Riesling with juicy mouth-watering action for dishes from fresh seafood to roasted turkey. Notes of lime and lemon zest. Great price and value. Riesling food pairings: smoked salmon and chive cream cheese on baguette, oyster hotpot, mild curries. Drink: 2017 - 2020 557165 11.5% M 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. July 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Joseph Cattin Riesling 2015, Alsace A.C., France: Crisp, fresh and clean. This medium-bodied white offers lovely aromas of white melon and lime lift. Terrific clean finish which makes it a great aperitif or companion to many dishes. Riesling food pairings: pan-fried freshwater fish , salads, beef braised with olives, chicken in orange balsamic sauce. Drink: 2017 - 2019 259788 13% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 91/100. July 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pearl Morissette Cuvée Dix-Neuvième Chardonnay 2014, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Some nail polish acetone on the nose: very volatile acidity. Opens with sharp peach on the palate. Chardonnay food pairings: pan fried scallops, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken breast, ravioli served with Alfredo sauce. Drink: 2017 - 2019 303602 13.8% XD 750 mL $38.20 Score: 87/100. July 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Simi Chardonnay 2015, Sonoma County, California, United States: A full-bodied chardonnay with sunshine ripened fruit offering aromas of green apple, peach and pear wrapped in toasty oak. Some spices and cedar smoke on the finish. Try it with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: roasted chicken spinach and chick pea salad with citrus honey dressing, Circassian chicken, grilled chopped chicken in crepes and white mushroom sauce. Drink: 2017 - 2020 673806 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. July 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: White and green melon in this lovely vibrant Niagara Sauvignon Blanc. Love the lime citrus notes, not much grassy action here though lots of mouth-watering acidity for vegetarian dishes and shellfish. Lemon and gooseberry on this zesty, zingy white wine. Medium-bodied and refreshing. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: vegetarian dishes, shellfish, green salads. Drink: 2017 - 2018 89011 12.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. July 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alba Vega Albariño 2015, Rias Baixas D.O., Spain: Incredibly juicy and mouth-watering acidity on the palate: this is a gusher perfect for shellfish. Aromas of lime and lemon. This is made from 100% Albariño grapes. Albariño food pairings: Nicoise salad, crab cakes, shellfish hot pot. Drink: 2017 - 2019 488973 12.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. July 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Balthasar Ress Riesling Kabinett 2014, Rheingau Prädikatswein, Germany: A lovely German white wine made from the country's classic grape Riesling. Just enough residual sugar to balance the vibrancy of the acidity. A perfect match for Asian dishes and curries. Riesling Kabinett food pairings: roast chicken, spicy pasta dishes, shrimp tempura, grilled salmon with lemon sauce, duck liver pate. Drink: 2017 - 2019 496547 11% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. July 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Charles Baker Picone Vineyard Riesling 2013, Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Superb craftsmanship in this benchmark Niagara Riesling. You simply won't find better than this. Incredible depth and concentration of flavour yet ephemerally light in alcohol. The best of all worlds: pure hedonism without the headache. Pair with happiness. Riesling food pairings: roast chicken, spicy pasta dishes, shrimp tempura, grilled salmon with lemon sauce, duck liver pate. Drink: 2016 - 2017 241182 11% M 750 mL $35.20 Score: 96/100. July 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bila-Haut Les Vignes 2015, Côtes Du Roussillon, Midi A.C., France: Another staggeringly great value from Chapoutier: the man has the Midas touch with wine. Full-bodied, layered and complex with aromas of black fruit and pepper. Yes the price is so low for this quality. Buy a case for summer parties. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: cranberry braised partridge, grilled chicken breast with cranberry and red currant sauce. Drink: 2017 - 2020 168716 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 91/100. July 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paumanok Dry Riesling 2015, North Fork Of Long Island, New York, United States: A pretty, floral, light-bodied Riesling from the North Fork region of Long Island in New York state. Perfect for seafood and shellfish. Riesling food pairings: light vegetable curries, mild lentil curries, smoked salmon. Drink: 2017 - 2019 508770 11.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. July 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Grassy great and refreshing with lots of acidity. Medium-bodied without oak. The cool climate and porous soils of this region show in the expressive nature of this zippy wine. It's not easy being green, but it's delicious! Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Nicoise salad, crab cakes and aioli sauce, Coquilles St. Jacques. Drink: 2017 - 2018 713958 13% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Janare Del Sannio Falanghina 2015, Campania D.O.P., Italy: Fresh, crisp and vibrant Italian white wine with notes of lime blossom and lemongrass. Perfect for shellfish and seafood. Medium-bodied, no apparent oak. Falanghina food pairings: pan-fried pickerel, fish tacos, smoked whitefish. Drink: 2017 - 2019 387647 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. July 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Invivo Pinot Gris 2016, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: A well-made savvy with attractive citrus notes. Crisp, clean and fresh with energetic notes of lime and grapefruit on the nose and palate. Bold and vibrant right through to the finish. Great value for your money. Pinot Gris food pairings: seafood, light pastas, grilled chicken and vegetables, cured meats. Drink: 2017 - 2018 367771 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Momo Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Vibrant and crisp with a terrific nervy and racy acidity running through the core of this New Zealand white wine made from the country's iconic Sauvignon Blanc grape. This kiwi savvy is herbal and refreshing with lots of mouth-watering, lime zest acidity for a range of dishes. There's some lemon zest on the finish. Intense, vibrant and clean. Mouth-watering acidity weaves its way through fresh aromas of grapefruit and guava. Bring it, especially for movie night with fried chicken! Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: oysters Rockefeller, seafood hot pot, mussels a la Portuguese. Drink: 2017 - 2018 9167 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. July 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Decoy Chardonnay 2015, Sonoma County, California, United States: Brought to us by Duckhorn Vineyards, this cool-climate Californian Chardonnay from Sonoma County. Winemaker Neil Bernardi creates vibrant wines from several different soil types and microclimate in Sonoma County, focusing particularly on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Balanced and full-bodied with buttery richness and some green apple and white peach notes on the nose of this Californian Chardonnay. Pair with roasted chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: roast turkey, goat cheese and fresh greens salad, pan-fried scallops. Drink: 2016 - 2020 311555 13.5% D 750 mL $30.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Chardonnay 2014, Okanagan Valley, BC V.Q.A., Canada: A creamy, rich, full-bodied BC Chardonnay. Round and supple with attractive white peach aromas and flavours. Almost full-bodied with a mouth-filling richness. Pair with scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, pasta with tomato sauce, pork tenderloin. Chardonnay food pairings: turkey burgers, crab cakes, chicken breast, lobster in butter sauce, cheese. Drink: 2015 - 2018 377770 13% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fielding Unoaked Chardonnay 2015, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Crisp with green apple goodness and sun-dappled white peach. Lovely. don't overchill. Lively and surprisingly aromatic as often unoaked cool climate chardonnays are fairly subtle. This one is bursting with white peach and green apple. So alive in the glass! Pair with fresh seafood. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, creamy pasta sauce dishes, grilled fish. Drink: 2017 - 2022 164491 12.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. July 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Arboleda Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Aconcagua Costa, Aconcagua Valley, Chile: A terrific herbal, lime fresh Chilean Sauvignon Blanc! Great mouth-watering acidity for seafood, shellfish and fresh salads. Crisp and dry. Perfect as a chilled aperitif too. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: grilled prawns, calamari, pan-fried panfish. Drink: 2017 - 2018 510339 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. July 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Waimea Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand: Fresh cut grass, chives and lots of herbal notes, with crisp acidity and refreshing notes of lime and white grapefruit on the finish. Medium-bodied. Perfect for vegetarian dishes. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: green salads with goat cheese and sliced beets, crab cakes, pan-fried panfish. Drink: 2017 - 2018 714295 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. July 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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