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Vintages Release January 20, 2018

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Poli Miele Poli Miele, Veneto, Italy Poli Miele food pairings: honey spice cake, honeyed roasted nuts. Drink: 2017 - 2022 918680 35% S 500 mL $41.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sibona Amaro Sibona Amaro, Piedmont, Italy Sibona Amaro food pairings: cocktail, fruitcake, honey spice cake, honeyed roasted nuts. Drink: 2017 - 2022 539353 28% S 500 mL $28.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

13Th Street Cabernet Merlot 2016, Creek Shores, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Juicy, plush, berry-rich and balanced Niagara red wine blend of Cabernet and Merlot grapes. Ripe and delicious. Smooth and full-bodied. Pair with grilled lamb. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: grilled lamb chops, roast chicken, slow-braised pork shoulder roast. Drink: 2017 - 2021 56598 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. January 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Simi Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Mocha, dark chocolate, campfire smoke and hickory stick. A full-bodied, savoury Californian Cabernet that needs to be decanted 1-2 hours before serving. Attractive notes of black fruit and smoke. Pair with a rare steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: rib steak on the barbie, garlic and herb rib roast, baseball sirloin burger. Drink: 2017 - 2020 25221 13.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. January 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Königschaffhauser Steingrüble Pinot Noir 2015, Baden Qualitätswein, Germany: A summer field of ripe strawberries and raspberries to tickle your senses and bare feet. Medium-bodied and sweetly perfumed. Incredible price. A lovely German red wine from the iconic grape Pinot Noir. Great price, very modern style. Finishes with fleshy raspberry. Try it with seared tuna. Pinot Noir food pairings: sweet-sour pot roast, spaetzle, red cabbage, frankfurters, goat cheese. Drink: 2017 - 2020 460410 12.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. January 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mission Hill Reserve Merlot 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Smooth and tasty with dark fruit and smoke. Smooth jazz wine. Merlot food pairings: pulled pork, shepherd’s pie, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2017 - 2020 553313 14% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 88/100. January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Firesteed Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: Vintages Wine Panel: Near-perfect conditions in September and October made the 2006 vintage one for the record books in Oregon, and this well-priced Pinot is consistently one of the state's best values. Truly representational, the fruit is sourced from the Willamette, Umpqua, Rogue and Walla Walla Valleys. This is a plush and juicy wine brimming with soft black cherry and raspberry fruit balanced by a bright seam of acidity and a hint of oak. My note: A consistently good producer of delicious medium-bodied pinots packed with ripe cherries. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled lamb chops, roast veal, roast duck. Drink: 2017 - 2021 361782 12.7% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 87/100. January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Liberty School Zinfandel 2012, California, United States: This robust Californian red wine offers attractive aromas of sweet purple plums and blueberries and coffee mocha toast from oak aging. It's succulent, smooth, lip-smacking delicious and full-bodied. Lots of juicy black raspberry on the finish will have you coming back for another top up. The winery practises aggressive canopy management, trimming back the leaves and vegetation on the vines so that more nutrients go to the grapes, which in turn become more concentrated in flavour. This is a terrific wine for movie night, especially if you're having meat lovers' or pepperoni pizza. Finishes with black plums and dark spice. What better robust red wine for barbecued and grilled meats? Good value too. Zinfandel food pairings: hamburgers, cheese, game, Mexican dishes, pizza. Drink: 2017 - 2018 41095 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. January 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mojo Shiraz 2016, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: A terrific, full-bodied Australian red wine made from the country's iconic Shiraz grape. Pair with roast beef. Decant 1-2 hours. Shiraz food pairings: beef stew, prime rib, lamb cutlets, coq au vin, pot roast. Drink: 2017 - 2023 327767 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. January 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alkoomi Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Frankland River, Western Australia, Australia: A full-bodied, juicy, flavourful Australian Cabernet from Alkoomi, owned by Merv and Judy Lange, who planted vines more than 30 years ago. They are now one of the largest family-owned wineries in this region. Blackberry-rich with robust flavours and layers. Rockin’ big wine. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled porterhouse steaks, gourmet burgers, grilled veal chops. Drink: 2017 - 2020 904227 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. January 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Moillard 2015, Côtes De Nuits-Villages, Burgundy A.C., France Food pairings: roast duck a l'orange, Porterhouse veal steak, fricassee rabbit. Drink: 2017 - 2022 527945 XD 750 mL $26.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château De Paraza Cuvée Speciale 2013, Minervois, Midi A.C., France: Simple, rustic, tasty and full-bodied. Black fruit and smoke. A knock-it-back party red. Food pairings: roast rustic chicken, hearty meat dishes, tourtière. Drink: 2017 - 2021 178467 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 86/100. January 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kaiken Terroir Series Malbec Bonarda Petit Verdot 2015, Vista Flores, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina Malbec Bonarda Petit Verdot food pairings: rare rib steak, venison burgers, Porchetta. Drink: 2017 - 2022 450163 14.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barista Pinotage 2017, Robertson W.O., South Africa Pinotage food pairings: blackened lamb burgers, smoked cheese, braised beef in a Porter reduction. Drink: 2017 - 2022 172585 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. January 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

San Felice Il Grigio Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Layered, complex, rich and deep with terrific balance and length. Superb craftsmanship in this Italian red wine blend. Complex, richly layered and full-bodied. Needs decanting 2 hours or better yet, give it cellar time. Pair with hearty meat dishes. Chianti Classico food pairings: rich tomato and roasted Italian vegetables sauce over penne, beef stuffed tomatoes and peppers. Drink: 2017 - 2020 403477 14.5% D 750 mL $48.95 Score: 94/100. January 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Legón Premium 2013, Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain Food pairings: prime rib roast, grilled rack of lamb, stuffed pheasant. Drink: 2017 - 2025 270645 14% XD 750 mL $34.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Magellan Pézenas 2013, Coteaux Du Languedoc, Midi A.P., France Food pairings: lentil and meat stew, tourtière, mixed grill sausages. Drink: 2017 - 2020 537860 14% XD 750 mL $20.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Visan Domaines André Aubert 2015, Côtes Du Rhône-Villages, Rhône A.C., France: This robust southern French red wine from the Rhone Valley is a blend of 75% Grenache and 25% Syrah grapes. Aromas of black cherry, dark berry, dark spice and smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: meat lover's pizza, vegetarian lasagna, veal cutlets in rich tomato and wine sauce. Drink: 2017 - 2022 224915 13.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. January 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Errazuriz Pinot Noir 2016, Aconcagua Costa, Chile: A gorgeous, generously flavoured and textured Chilean red wine made from the classic Pinot Noir grape. Errazuriz produces wines of stunning complexity and value. This is no exception. Aromas of black cherry and spice. Pair with veal or lamb. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast leg of lamb, veal Porterhouse steak, lamburgers. Drink: 2017 - 2020 541151 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 95/100. January 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2004, Rhône A.C., France: Black as pitch on the nose (aromas), palate (flavours) and hue. Charry, tarry notes with blackened fruit and loads of oak. Layers of black fruit, dark spice and smoke. Some underbrush and garrigue along with black pepper on the finish. Decant 2 hours and pair with rare filet mignon. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: game, roast leg of lamb, rich meat lasagne. Drink: 2017 - 2019 735407 14% XD 750 mL $52.95 Score: 92/100. January 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Guadalupe 2015, Vinho Regional Alentejano, Portugal: A robust Portuguese red wine that's deeply concentrated and smoky with attractive charred black fruit. Finishes with smoky black raspberry. This Vinho Tinto (red wine) from Quinto do Quetzal, is a blend of Trincadeira and Aragonez grapes (aka Tempranillo). Paired with grilled red meats. Food pairings: meat pizza, roast pheasant, Porchetta pork roast. Drink: 2017 - 2022 336313 13.5% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 89/100. January 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Michele Chiarlo Le Orme Barbera D'asti 2015, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Concentrated, chary black fruit, smoky oak and mocha on the nose of this robust red wine. This northern Italian red wine is designated Superiore and is aged for 8 months in oak barrels and then another 4 months in the bottle before it's released from the winery to the market. Pair with rare meats. Barbera D'asti food pairings: cheesy pizza, roasted pepper, tomato and pasta casserole, grilled Italian sausages. Drink: 2017 - 2022 265413 13.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. January 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

San Marzano Talò Primitivo Di Manduria 2015, Puglia D.O.P., Italy Primitivo Di Manduria food pairings: meat-filled pasta with rich tomato sauce, spaghetti Bolognese, veal Parmesan. Drink: 2017 - 2022 455220 14% D 750 mL $16.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Moulin De Grenet 2015, Lussac Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France Food pairings: grilled filet mignon wrapped in smoky bacon, rib roast, slow-braised lamb shanks. Drink: 2017 - 2022 526889 13.6% XD 750 mL $19.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Anko Flor De Cardón Malbec 2014, Cafayate Valley, Salta, Argentina Malbec food pairings: grilled pork chops, lamb tangine, bison burgers. Drink: 2017 - 2021 536706 13.9% XD 750 mL $19.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Evel Tinto 2014, Douro D.O.C., Portugal Food pairings: grilled lamb chops, roast partridge, roast boar. Drink: 2017 - 2022 190694 13.5% D 750 mL $14.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Porcupine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Coastal Region W.O., South Africa: This terrific South African Cabernet Sauvignon features blackcurrant and wild blackberry flavour richness on the nose and palate, with a gorgeously smooth texture and full-bodied weight. Nice cedar and underbrush notes on the finish. Perfect for hearty meat dishes. Nice price, too. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled chicken, hearty meat dishes, grilled game burgers. Drink: 2017 - 2022 146894 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. January 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Pech-Redon La Centaurée La Clape 2012, Midi A.C., France Food pairings: grilled flat iron steak, hard cheeses, grilled Italian sausage. Drink: 2017 - 2020 530246 14% XD 750 mL $33.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Galiga E Vetrice Chianti Rufina 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy Chianti Rufina food pairings: Margherita pizza, Cannelloni stuffed with three cheeses, veal Parmesan. Drink: 2017 - 2022 539866 12.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wonderwall Shiraz 2015, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia Shiraz food pairings: game stew, bison burgers, grilled game sausages. Drink: 2017 - 2024 530113 14.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Luis Felipe Edwards Lfe 900 2014, Colchagua Valley, Chile Food pairings: meaty stews, grilled game sausage, roast partridge. Drink: 2017 - 2022 431809 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Leonardo Da Vinci Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Vintages Wine Panel: An elegant, almost feminine wine with a highly refined aroma profile, including black plum, licorice, leather and hints of earth. Dry, with pretty fruit at the start which is nicely supported by ripe tannins on the mid-palate. A Brunello that may be enjoyed in its youth with rare cuts of meat, or cellar it short-term. My note: A stunning wine of marvelous aromatic intensity, yet balanced and refined, very elegant. A superb wine on many dimensions. Aromas of ripe cherries, raspberries, mocha, smoke, violets and earth. Full-bodied with silky, polished tannins. Buy this wine for your anniversary. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: steak with mustard sauce, prime rib, sausage casserole, stew. Drink: 2017 - 2025 97592 13% XD 750 mL $43.95 Score: 95/100. January 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine René Couly Chinon 2014, Loire A.C., France: If you like the herbal, bell pepper, stalky taste of Loire Cab Franc, this is your wine. It’s rustic and robust with black-red fruit juiciness. Food pairings: fried chicken, roast turkey, vegetarian pizza. Drink: 2017 - 2022 7286 13% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 87/100. January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Johnny q Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, South Australia, Australia Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lentil and meat stew, gourmet burgers, mixed grill sausages. Drink: 2017 - 2022 530121 14.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Piattelli Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Cafayate Valley, Salta, Argentina Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: mixed grill, roast duck, game burgers, grilled lamb sausage. Drink: 2017 - 2022 536813 14.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Corte Adami Amarone Della Valpolicella 2013, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy Amarone Della Valpolicella food pairings: game roast, bison burgers, rich meaty tomato sauce and pasta. Drink: 2017 - 2022 538033 14.5% D 750 mL $46.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Il Molino Di Grace Riserva Chianti Classico 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Right on the edge of peak or past-peak but still lovely. Dried leather and cigar box. Drink now. Full-bodied and smooth with lots of good acidity. Chianti Classico food pairings: rich tomato and roasted Italian vegetables sauce over penne, beef stuffed tomatoes and peppers, vegetarian lasagne. Drink: 2017 - 2025 382945 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pérez Cruz Limited Edition Cot 2015, Maipo Valley, Chile Food pairings: meaty stews, venison burgers, grilled beef ribs. Drink: 2017 - 2020 670547 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Secret Cellars Pinot Noir 2014, Santa Lucia Highlands, California, United States Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled cedar-planked salmon, lamburgers, grilled veal and pork sausages. Drink: 2017 - 2021 539189 13.8% D 750 mL $23.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Allegrini Corte Giara Valpolicella 2016, Veneto D.O.C., Italy Valpolicella food pairings: Minestrone soup, vegetarian pizza, veal Milanese. Drink: 2017 - 2020 528729 12.5% D 750 mL $16.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quinta Do Valdoeiro 2012, Bairrada D.O.C., Portugal Food pairings: slow-grilled beef ribs, venison stew, bison burgers. Drink: 2017 - 2021 39222 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Torre Guinzano San Gimignano Rosso 2013, Tuscany D.O.C., Italy Food pairings: grilled flat iron steak, meatlover's pizza, grilled Italian sausage. Drink: 2017 - 2022 480665 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine De La Croisette 2016, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.P., France: A rustic, full-bodied, tasty red with cedar and black cherry notes. Smelling this wine is like walking through a spring cedar forest after rain: inviting and wonderful. What a great price. Food pairings: lentil and meat stew, tourtière, roast breast of veal. Drink: 2017 - 2022 155465 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. January 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beran Zinfandel 2013, California, United States Zinfandel food pairings: grilled steak, sausage casserole, lamb tangine, vegetarian pizza, grilled pork ribs. Drink: 2017 - 2025 496991 15.4% D 750 mL $44.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Seasons Baco Noir 2015, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada Baco Noir food pairings: grilled chicken, aged hard cheeses, grilled beef ribs. Drink: 2017 - 2020 483545 12.5% D 750 mL $13.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Caliterra Tributo Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Colchagua Valley, Chile: A full-bodied, well-structured and well-priced Chilean red wine with notes of black plum, cedar underbrush and spices. Pair with grilled chicken. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: rosemary lamb, barbecued ribs in sauce, chicken cacciatore, beef stew. Drink: 2017 - 2021 205567 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. January 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend 2014, San Antonio Valley, Chile Food pairings: smoked meat sandwiches, gourmet burgers, grilled beef ribs. Drink: 2017 - 2021 541177 14.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Napa Cellars Merlot 2014, Napa Valley, California, United States: A full-bodied, solidly made Merlot from Napa Cellars. Classic aromas of black plum and berries. Supple and smooth. Pair with grilled pork chops. Merlot food pairings: roast chicken paprika with onion and herb stuffing, onion pie, roast bresse chicken. Drink: 2015 - 2021 447300 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. January 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Michael David Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Lodi, California, United States: Full-bodied and juicy with black fruit and toasty oak. Pair with grilled meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: prime rib roast, gourmet hamburgers, Salisbury steak. Drink: 2017 - 2022 405175 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. January 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gapsted Tobacco Road Pinot Noir 2016, King Valley, Victoria, Australia: Sweet cherry liqueur aromas and flavours along with some mint-medicinal notes on the nose and palate of this robust Australian Pinot Noir. Supple and smooth. Pair with veal or lamb chops. Drink: 2017 - 2021 350925 14% XD 750 mL $18.35 Score: 88/100. January 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Paso Robles, California, United States: This is the half sized bottle which is great for nights on your own or when you want to start with a glass each and move on to something else with your dining companion. This robust Californian red wine from J. Lohr is the Seven Oaks label. Lots of dark chocolate and espresso on this robust Californian Cabernet that has been oak aged. Pair this Californian Cabernet Sauvignon with meat lovers' pizza. Great for the BBQ. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: beef, hamburgers, fajitas, lamburger. Drink: 2017 - 2020 313817 13.5% D 375 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. January 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Miguel Torres Cordillera de Los Andres Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Maipo Valley, Chile: A rich, decadently flavoured Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon from one of the country's most respected producers. Aromas of fleshy ripe blackberry and plum with spice and smoke. Pair with grilled lamb or pork chops. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: venison stroganoff, venison tenderloin, bison burgers. Drink: 2016 - 2020 541169 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. January 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bolla Classico Amarone Del Valpolicella 2012, D.O.C., Italy: A rich, seductive, spectacularly layered Amarone with aromas of black cherry liqueur, dark spice, smoke and toasted nuts. This is a inexpensive Amarone, especially for this quality. Pair with prime rib. Drink: 2014 - 2021 491852 15.5% XD 750 mL $36.95 Score: 92/100. January 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Boutari Naoussa Xinomavro 2015, Naoussa, Macedonia P.D.O., Greece: Full-bodied, smooth and juicy with aromas of dried red fruits. Lots of acidity for a wide range of dishes from lamb with rosemary to pork tenderloin. Earthy and dry. Classic Old World style, not fruit-forward. Some dark spices on the finish makes it ideal for hearty meat dishes. This has the signature of Xinomavro, the leading red grape in modern Greek wines, with cedar and black olive notes. Loads of mouth-watering acidity for lamb. Excellent for the price. The Naoussa gets about 1 year aging in French oak barrels. The Chief Oenologist Yiannis Voyatzis has a deft hand on this wine. Xinomavro food pairings: lamb, pizza, paté. Drink: 2017 - 2023 943695 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. January 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Velenosi Brecciarolo Rosso Piceno Superiore 2015, Marche D.O.C., Italy: Notes of dark fruit and earth on the nose of this full-bodied wine. Great value in this juicy, robust Italian red wine blend of Montepulciano and Sangiovese. Dark spicy finish. Pair with hard cheeses and grilled meats. Food pairings: pasta with rich tomato sauce, vegetarian lasagne, hard cheeses. Drink: 2017 - 2023 732560 13.5% M 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. January 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Puygueraud 2015, Côtes De Bordeaux, Bordeaux A.C., France Food pairings: grilled lamb chops, roast veal shoulder, grilled hangar steak. Drink: 2017 - 2025 966382 12.5% XD 750 mL $28.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Washington Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Washington, United States Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: game stew, bison burgers, grilled game sausages. Drink: 2017 - 2022 533687 13.8% D 750 mL $18.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Provolo Campotorbian Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore 2011, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Excellent value in this robust, juicy, tasty and savoury Italian red wine. Lovely smoky, oak-mocha on the nose and palate. This wine uses the Ripasso method of grapes to add depth and flavour. Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore food pairings: pizza topped with steak strips and garlic, spicy sausage , prime rib roast,. Drink: 2017 - 2019 974402 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. January 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clayhouse Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Paso Robles, California, United States: This robust Californian Cabernet is part of Clayhouse's Vineyard Series. The wine was matured for 16 months in a combination of American, French and other European oak barrels, which imparts some lovely spicy, smoky coffee notes. Extraordinary balance and complexity. Layers of flavour with cassis, blackcurrant and mocha predominating. Full-bodied with a lovely length on the finish. Pair with a juicy steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: veal chops, rosemary lamb, barbecued ribs in sauce, strong cheese. Drink: 2017 - 2020 57869 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. January 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jaffelin Les Grandes Vignes 2015, Givry, Burgundy A.C., France Food pairings: roast Bresse chicken, roast duck, gourmet turkey burgers. Drink: 2017 - 2022 527978 12.8% XD 750 mL $32.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clos Du Caillou Les Safres Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2015, Rhône A.C., France Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: tourtière, slow-braised brisket, crown roast of pork. Drink: 2017 - 2022 525998 15% D 750 mL $62.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Aldeasoña 2006, Viño De La Tierra De Castilla Y León, Spain Food pairings: rare rib steak, venison burgers, Porchetta. Drink: 2017 - 2020 378968 15% XD 750 mL $26.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quintarelli Rosso Ca' Del Merlo 2009, Veneto I.G.T., Italy: You can smell the high alcohol on the nose though on the palate it's not evident given the weight and aromatic intensity of this wine. Black cherry liqueur and kirsch with smoke. This is a full-on blockbuster. Pair with brontosaurus burgers and pterodactyl wings. Food pairings: game, roast leg of lamb, rich meat lasagne. Drink: 2017 - 2021 958595 13.5% D 750 mL $111.95 Score: 90/100. January 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Anthonij Rupert Optima 2013, Western Cape W.O., South Africa Food pairings: grilled sausages, lamb stew, grilled game steaks. Drink: 2017 - 2022 455915 14.3% XD 750 mL $27.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Vincens Origine Malbec 2014, Cahors, Southewest A.C., France: Smooth and juicy with campfire aromas on the nose. Very black in colour with high-toned acidity. A full-bodied southern French red wine from the region of Cahors and made from the Malbec grape, with mocha-dark chocolate aromas from oak aging and fleshy black fruit. Great for pizza. Finishes with dark spices. Pair with meat lovers' pizza tonight. This robust Cahors red wine almost has some leanings toward Californian Zinfandel, but still is dark and smoky in a Cahors sort of way. Densely tannic and brooding: decant for 2 hours. Concentrated, powerful and highly extracted in flavour and colour. Malbec food pairings: pizza (cheese), veal, beef, chicken herb-rubbed roast, hearty soups. Drink: 2017 - 2020 343400 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. January 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mar De Lisboa 2014, Vinho Regional Lisboa, Portugal Food pairings: grilled pork sausages, gourmet burgers, grilled beef ribs. Drink: 2017 - 2021 536342 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Valdivieso Éclat 2010, Maule Valley, Chile Food pairings: venison burgers, grilled veal Porterhouse steak, Porchetta. Drink: 2017 - 2020 541128 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Casello Bondoni Trepio Marzemino 2014, Garda Doc, Italy: A full-bodied Italian red wine with aromas of dark berries, earth and black spice. Pair with grilled meats. Decant 1-2 hours. Drink: 2018 - 2021 14% D 750 mL $20.00 Score: 88/100. January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Il Borro Del Borro Rosé 2016, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy Rosé food pairings: charcuterie platter, semi-soft cheeses, grilled chicken salad. Drink: 2017 - 2019 539940 12.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Charles Mignon Premium Réserve Brut Champagne, Champagne A.C., France Champagne food pairings: chicken nuggets, potato chips, crab cakes, oyster po'boys. Drink: 2017 - 2019 421032 12% D 750 mL $48.75 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Andrea Biasiotto Prosecco 2016, Veneto D.O.C., Italy Prosecco food pairings: aperitif, hor d'oeuvres, charcuterie plate. Drink: 2017 - 2018 516559 11.5% D 750 mL $16.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Emiliana Brut Sparkling, Casablanca Valley, Chile Sparkling food pairings: seafood bites, crispy calamari, crab cakes. Drink: 2017 - 2019 536607 12.5% D 750 mL $17.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

André Blanck & Fils Altenbourg Gewurztraminer 2016, Alsace A.C., France: Mouth-filling and viscous. Here's a terrific example of a medium-sweet Gewurztraminer that would be divine with a spice-inflected fruit-based dessert. Come-alive notes of peach jam and baking spices. Gorgeously rich and concentrated with cinnamon-spiced peach preserves and spicy apple pie aromas. Gewurztraminer food pairings: pear and saffron upside down cake, lemon custard and almond biscotti, apple cinnamon dumplings. Drink: 2017 - 2021 168906 13.5% M 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. January 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Powers Viognier 2016, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States Viognier food pairings: Asian-style dishes, pad Thai, grilled chicken breast. Drink: 2017 - 2022 486993 12.6% XD 750 mL $18.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Miner Chardonnay 2014, Napa Valley, California, United States: Classic Californian chardonnay: green apple vibrancy, toasty oak and rich layers of pleasure. Perfect for roast chicken or turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, roast turkey, pork ribs with mango and apricot chutney. Drink: 2017 - 2021 745745 13% XD 750 mL $42.95 Score: 91/100. January 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ca' Bolani Pinot Grigio 2016, Friuli D.O.C., Italy Pinot Grigio food pairings: vegetarian pizza, medium to strong hard cheeses, grilled mackerel. Drink: 2017 - 2021 94524 12.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine De La Fruitière Sèvre & Maine Sur Lie Muscadet 2015, Loire A.C., France: Crisp, dry and refreshing French white wine. Pair it with oysters and other shellfish. Muscadet food pairings: raw oysters on the half shell with lemon and herb dressing, mussels Portuguese, fish tacos. Drink: 2017 - 2019 451112 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bila-Haut 2015, Côtes Du Roussillon, Midi A.C., France: A robust, delicious southern French white wine that's a blend of 60% Grenache Blanc, 20% Macabeu, 10% Marsanne grapes, with the remainder being Vermentino grapes. The 2015 vintage of this Cotes du Roussillon les Vignes de Bila Haut Blanc offers terrific aromas of white peach, lime zest, spice and toasted almond. Pair with roast chicken. Food pairings: oysters Rockefeller, seafood ceviche, whitefish and potato saffron cakes. Drink: 2017 - 2020 485656 13% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 91/100. January 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bürgerspital Würzburg Trocken Silvaner 2016, Franken Qualitätswein, Germany Trocken Silvaner food pairings: poached salmon, spinach salad, pork schnitzel. Drink: 2017 - 2019 260273 11.5% D 750 mL $19.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Boya Viña Garcés Silva Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Leyda Valley, Chile: This 2016 Sauvignon Blanc is made in the Leyda region in Chile. Boya Vineyards are influenced by the Pacific Ocean's moderating and cooling breezes bringing cool temperatures and allowing grapes to slowly ripen and develop their character. These cooling breezes also bring a salty tang to the grapes from the sea. Love the salty finish here! Boya Sauvignon Blanc has been cold-fermented with no malolactic fermentation. Crisp and refreshing, with herbal and lime citrus notes. Medium-bodied with good acidity. Pair with fresh shellfish and seafood. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: grilled halibut steaks, lemon sole in white sauce. Drink: 2017 - 2018 389726 12.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. January 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château St. Jean Cold Creek Ranch Chardonnay 2014, Sonoma County, California, United States: The 2014 vintage of this robust Californian Chardonnay from the winery's Cold Creek Ranch vineyard is nestled in the Sonoma Coast and benefits from the moderating influence of the Pacific Ocean, as well as cooling fogs in the morning. Aromas of butterscotch, golden apple and pear. Match with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, sautéed pork tenderloin, buttered lobster. Drink: 2017 - 2022 529156 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. January 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vistamar Corte De Campo Coastal Blend 2015, Casablanca Costa Valley, Chile Food pairings: pan-fried freshwater fish, crab cakes, salmon and potato patties. Drink: 2017 - 2020 541003 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Anna's Way Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: asparagus and roasted sweet onion quiche, grilled whitefish, seafood pot pie. Drink: 2017 - 2019 535765 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cuvée Joseph Talmard Chardonnay 2016, Mâcon, Burgundy A.C., France: Green apple freshness with a lime lift through the mid-palate. Medium-bodied and mouth-watering. Pair with halibut or Dover sole. Chardonnay food pairings: steamed crab with lemon garlic butter sauce, seafood salad, mussel and clam soup. Drink: 2017 - 2022 392712 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. January 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tetramythos Roditis 2016, Patras, Peloponnese P.D.O., Greece Roditis food pairings: grilled calamari, seafood pasta, grilled chicken. Drink: 2017 - 2020 261610 12.4% XD 750 mL $13.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mastroberardino Mastro Greco 2016, Campania I.G.T., Italy Food pairings: grilled calamari, grilled sardines, seafood burgers. Drink: 2017 - 2020 528869 12.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jean Claude Boisset 2015, Marsannay, Burgundy A.C., France Food pairings: roasted lemon herb chicken, roast duck with roasted small potatoes and sweet onion, buttered lobster. Drink: 2017 - 2022 522227 12.5% XD 750 mL $42.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cantina Tramin Chardonnay 2016, Südtirol, Alto Adige D.O.C., Italy Chardonnay food pairings: grilled chicken salad, cold turkey sandwiches, pan-fried halibut. Drink: 2017 - 2020 528612 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mt Hector Chardonnay 2016, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand Chardonnay food pairings: grilled pork tenderloin, turkey pot pie, chicken alfredo. Drink: 2017 - 2020 535831 13.6% XD 750 mL $15.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis Moreau Vaulignot Chablis 2015, Burgundy A.C., France Chablis food pairings: seafood ceviche, oysters on the half shell, mussel hotpot. Drink: 2017 - 2022 525386 12.5% XD 750 mL $38.95 January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Des Côtes Blanches Sancerre 2016, Loire A.C., France: Fresh and crisp French white wine without any heavy oak and buttery notes: lime and lemon freshness. Pair with fresh seafood and shellfish. Sancerre food pairings: seafood ceviche, oysters on the half shell, crab cakes. Drink: 2017 - 2021 409292 12.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 88/100. January 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Essay Chenin Blanc Viognier Roussanne 2017, Paarl, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: Crisp and clean with white melon and mouth-watering juiciness. Pair with fresh seafood and mild curries. Chenin Blanc Viognier Roussanne food pairings: pork tenderloin, Asian salads, crab cakes with creamy aioli sauce. Drink: 2017 - 2021 414144 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. January 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wild Rock Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: From Wild Rock, a division of Craggy Range, the 2008 vintage is fresh, crisp and dry, with ripe melon and capsicum flavours, showing good depth. Score: 3 (out of 5). Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: endive salad, clam vongole, goat cheese, spring greens and beet salad. Drink: 2017 - 2020 164012 13% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. January 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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