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Vintages Release July 21, 2018

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Red Wine

Arboleda Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Aconcagua Valley, Chile: A full-bodied Chilean red wine made from the classic grape Cabernet Sauvignon in the Aconcagua Valley. This wine offers enticing aromas of blackcurrant cassis along with toasty oak. There's a grip on the palate, so decant one hour and enjoy with a rare steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: beef enchiladas, barbecued ribs in sauce, hamburger, hard cheese, braised pork shanks with white beans. Drink: 2017 - 2022 606764 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. July 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ironstone Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Lodi, California, United States: Campfire and hickory smoke from generous oak aging. Full-bodied and supple. Pair with grilled meats. Love this Cabernet Sauvignon from the Lodi wine region. Ironstone has consistency in their vintages and over delivers on their Cabernet Sauvignon. What a crown pleaser and a steel at this price. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast gamebird stuffed with olives and wild mushrooms, crown roast of pork, lamb casserole. Drink: 2017 - 2022 537597 14.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. July 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cune Crianza 2014, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A rustic, tannic red wine with aromas of charred black fruit, toast, oak and smoke. Firm grip on the palate. Pair with hearty meat dishes. Food pairings: Greek marinated lamb ribs on the grill, souvlaki, spanakopita pie. Drink: 2017 - 2022 39925 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. July 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Ema Gran Reserva Syrah 2015, Leyda Valley, Chile: Staggeringly great price for such voluptuous goodness in the glass. Full-bodied, dark and curvy. This robust red is made from 100% Syrah grapes. Pair with grilled chicken. Syrah food pairings: smoked grilled steaks, venison stew, roast duck. Drink: 2017 - 2021 371161 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. July 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Painted Rock Estate Winery Ltd. Red Icon 2015, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Painted Rock’s Red Icon is a benchmark wine for Canada. This robust BC red wine is a blend of 45% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, 11% Malbec, 11% Petit Verdot and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The wine was matured for 18 months in oak barrels. Aromas of fleshy ripe black fruit, toasty oak, graphite and violets. Compare this to any Bordeaux at the same price, and you'll have a hands-down winner in Painted Rock. Pair with grilled meats. Decant 2 hours. Drink: 2018 - 2024 15% D 750 mL $55.00 Score: 95/100. July 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Penny's Hill Cracking Black Shiraz 2015, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Full-bodied with mocha and coffee on the nose and palate from oak aging. Notes of blackberry pie. Supple and smooth. Pair with roast beef. Shiraz food pairings: lamb cutlets, marinated pepper steaks, grilled bison strip steaks. Drink: 2018 - 2022 396473 14.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. July 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2014, 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: 2018 - 2023 735407 14% XD 750 mL $54.95 Score: 93/100. July 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Georges Duboeuf Belles Grives Morgon 2014, Beaujolais A.C., France: The lovely 2014 vintage of the French red wine Morgon Belles Grives from renowned wine producer Georges duBoeuf offers notes of dark cherry and berry with a lick of spice. Supple and smooth and medium-bodied. Pair with veal. Food pairings: roast pork tenderloin, chicken, meat topped pizza, cheese fondue, fajitas. Drink: 2017 - 2019 487173 13.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. July 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

13Th Street Gamay Noir 2016, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: So vibrant: this medium-bodied, supple Niagara red wine almost jumps out of the glass! Racy acidity with fleshy ripe layers of dark berries. No oak on this fresh Niagara Gamay Noir. Round and smooth. Perfect for veal and quail. Only 2000 cases were made for this vintage. Gamay Noir food pairings: grilled salmon, antipasto plate, meaty tomato based pasta, roasted turkey. Drink: 2016 - 2018 177824 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. July 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Howard Park Miamup Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia: Howard Park Miamup 2015 is an intense and full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon for the Margaret River with lots of ripe black fruit, black berries, dark spices and dark chocolate. . Drink now and for the next five years. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: Asian chicken salad, pork tenderloin, hodge-podge, grilled burgers. Drink: 2018 - 2024 410019 14.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. July 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jim Jim The Down-Underdog Shiraz 2015, South Australia, Australia: Jim-Jim (2015) is a big, dark and robust Shiraz with ripe red berry, vanilla and cracked pepper flavours. Pair with grilled lamb chops. Shiraz food pairings: lamb cutlets with pepperade and goat cheese, hamburgers, pizza, black bean soup, beef. Drink: 2018 - 2022 682005 14.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. July 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mission Hill Reserve Merlot 2015, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: A terrific, smooth, supple BC red wine made from the classic Merlot grape. Aromas of dark fleshy ripe plum and blackberry with smoke. Pair with grilled pork chops. Merlot food pairings: pulled pork, shepherd’s pie, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2018 - 2022 553313 14% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. July 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Finca Flitchman El Origen Reserva Estate Malbec 2016, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Finca Flitchman El Origen Reserva Estate (2016) is rich blueberry, dark plum with a hint of citrus zest on the palate. Great with grilled steak or ribs. Malbec food pairings: pulled pork sandwiches, Swedish meatball stew, barbequed rib steak. Drink: 2018 - 2024 65664 14.1% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. July 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Underwood Pinot Noir 2016, Oregon, United States: A vibrant Oregon Pinot Noir with racy acidity for hearty seafood dishes. Aromas of sour cherry and smoke. Pinot Noir food pairings: lamb chop casserole, stuffed breast of veal, roast chicken. Drink: 2018 - 2022 421198 13.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. July 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Klinker Brick Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Lodi, California, United States: Savoury and tasty California Cabernet with dark chocolate, mocha, coffee, espresso and blackberry pie on the nose and palate. Full-bodied. Pair with a rare steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled beef tenderloin, Porchetta, grilled root vegetables. Drink: 2018 - 2024 575464 14.9% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. July 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Izadi Reserva 2013, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A robust, juicy Spanish red wine made form Tempranillo grapes grown in the heart of Rioja. Smoke, black fruit and toasty oak dominate the nose and palate. Pair with grilled lamb. Food pairings: roast pork, grilled steak, hard cheeses. Drink: 2018 - 2022 461269 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. July 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masi Serego Alighieri Monte Piazzo Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2013, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Masi Serego Alighieri Monte Piazzo 2013 is a great value, full-bodied Valpolicella Classico Superiore from the Veneto wine region. Pair it with grilled meats. - Community Wine Reviews Valpolicella Classico Superiore food pairings: game, roast leg of lamb, rich meat lasagne. Drink: 2018 - 2023 661306 14% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. July 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Brigaldara Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2013, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Brigaldara 2013 is an Amarone della Valpolicella Classico with liquid cherries, dark spice and black fruit, smoke and dried herbs flavours on the palate. Tannins are grippy but the wine's elegance shines through. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: meat filled pasta with rich tomato sauce, onion tarte, meaty stews. Drink: 2018 - 2024 300012 16.5% D 750 mL $66.95 Score: 93/100. July 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wirra Wirra Church Block Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot 2015, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Wirra Wirra Church Block (2015) is a real crowd pleaser with generous dark fruits and blue and blackberries. A Cab Sauv., Shiraz and Merlot blend with great acidity to handle anything from the grill. Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot food pairings: pepper steak, hamburgers, roasted root vegetables. Drink: 2018 - 2024 24034 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. July 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pencarrow Pinot Noir 2016, Martinborough, North Island, New Zealand: Pencarrow (2016) medium-full bodied Pinot Noir from the Martinborough, New Zealand. The wine is savoury with dark ripe cherries and earthy flavours on the palate, and a long lingering light herb finish. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled lamb kebabs, hearty black bean soup, roast chicken. Drink: 2018 - 2024 692301 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. July 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Laplace 2015, Madiran, Southwest A.P., France: A robust, tart red wine from southern France. Aromas of black and red currant and wild blackberry and toasty oak. Made form a blend of 80% Tannat and 20 Cabernet grapes. Pair with game meats. Food pairings: grilled steak, roast leg of lamb, wild mushroom stuffed veal breast. Drink: 2018 - 2024 103705 13.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. July 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tenuta Di Collosorbo Sangiovese Blend 2012, Brunello Di Montalcino, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Youthful, vibrant Brunello despite its age. Mouth-watering and some tannic grip and heat from the alcohol. Attractive aromas of black tart cherry, violets, smoke and earth. Sangiovese Blend food pairings: grilled steak, roast leg of lamb, hard cheese, veal piccata. Drink: 2018 - 2024 408492 14.5% XD 750 mL $48.99 Score: 90/100. July 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quieto 3 Malbec 2014, Mendoza, Argentina: Sweet purple and black plums on the nose and palate of this robust, smooth Argentine Malbec. Some spice on the end. Pair with barbecued wings. Malbec food pairings: grilled hanger steak, slow-braised beef brisket, game burgers. Drink: 2018 - 2022 275701 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. July 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lange twins Old Vine Zinfandel 2015, Lodi, California, United States: Smoky campfire on the nose and palate with ripe black fruit. Full-bodied and smooth. So tasty. Pair this California Zinfandel with barbecued ribs. Zinfandel food pairings: barbeque chicken, steak fajitas, grilled pork back ribs. Drink: 2018 - 2024 575480 14.8% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. July 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Angels & Cowboys Proprietary Red 2015, Sonoma County, California, United States: Very sweet blackberry liqueur flavours on the palate. Full-bodied and smooth. Pair with Mexican mole. Food pairings: rare ribeye, lamb tangine, pork chops smothered in wild mushroom and wine sauce. Drink: 2018 - 2024 495333 14.8% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 87/100. July 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Milbrandt Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Milbrandt (2015) is a Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon, full-bodied, supple and smooth. Enjoy now and for the next five years. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: barbecue steak with a spicy rub, meatlover's pizza, gourmet burgers and all the fixings. Drink: 2018 - 2023 551481 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 87/100. July 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Porca De Murça Reserva 2014, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: A robust, black and brooding Portuguese red wine that's a blend of local grapes. Aromas of dark fruit, tar and toasty oak. A pleasantly bitter, dry finish. Pair with hearty meat dishes. Food pairings: Mexican-style venison sausage and roasted root vegetables, stuffed rolled flank steak, boar stew. Drink: 2018 - 2024 684753 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. July 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: Bordeaux leanings in this classically styled South African Cabernet. Aromas of cassis and blackberry with toasty oak. Decant 1-2 hours and pair with a rare steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: chicken, pork tenderloin, hodgepodge, avocado and papaya salad. Drink: 2018 - 2024 278358 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. July 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Klinker brick Farrah Syrah 2014, Lodi, California, United States: Campfire and hickory smoke on the nose and palate form generous oak aging. Blackberry and dark spice. Full-bodied and relatively smooth. Pair with lamb. Syrah food pairings: grilled ribeye steak, roasted lamb chops, grilled game sausage. Drink: 2018 - 2024 575472 14.9% D 750 mL $31.95 Score: 88/100. July 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rio Madre Graciano 2016, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A juicy, full-bodied Spanish red wine with aromas of fleshy ripe purple and black plums and toasty oak. Made from the Graciano grape. Pair with rack of lamb. Graciano food pairings: smoked meat, turkey, veal breast stuffed with wild mushrooms, wild mushroom quiche. Drink: 2018 - 2024 354753 14.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 91/100. July 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quinta Do Espírito Santo 2015, Vinho Regional Lisboa, Portugal: A great, value-priced Portuguese red wine that had a long maceration and fermentation to extract lots of colour and flavour form the grapes. Aromas of dark fruit and toasty oak. Pair with a pepper steak. Food pairings: roast leg of venison, roast pheasant, bison burgers. Drink: 2018 - 2023 488015 15% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 88/100. July 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Château Léoube Rosé De Léoube 2017, Côtes De Provence, Provence A.C., France: From the Côtes de Provence, Chateau Leoube, Rosé de Léoube is a pretty, pale salmon-pink Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah rosé wine blend. The grapes for this wine are certified organic. Food pairings: egg dishes, charcuterie, mild creamy cheeses. Drink: 2018 - 2020 491100 13% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 92/100. July 2018. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alìe Ammiraglia Rosé 2017, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: Frescobaldi Alie Ammiragalia is a zesty Sryah and Vermentino rosé wine blend from the Tuscany wine region. Pair with poached salmon. Rosé food pairings: green salads, warm goat cheese and cranberry topping, charcuterie. Drink: 2018 - 2020 527788 12.2% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. July 2018. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hecht & Bannier Bandol Rosé 2017, Provence A.C., France: A lovely, medium-bodied southern French rose with aromas of small field strawberries and dried herbs. Pair with fresh seafood. Rosé food pairings: strawberry spinach salad, roast turkey, veal scaloppini. Drink: 2018 - 2020 450767 13.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 91/100. July 2018. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mcmanis Pinot Noir Rosé 2017, Lodi, California, United States: A full-bodied Californian rose with aromas of cherry bubble gum and raspberry pie. Racy acidity for seafood. Pinot Noir Rosé food pairings: grilled shrimp, seafood kebabs, roast maple-smoked ham. Drink: 2018 - 2020 558510 11.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. July 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Creekside Rosé 2017, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely, medium-bodied Niagara rose with aromas of cherries and strawberries. Pair with fresh seafood. Rosé food pairings: salmon steaks, sausages, lightly savoury cheeses like white cheddar or smoked provolone. Drink: 2018 - 2020 48819 12.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. July 2018. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kir-Yianni Akakies Xinomavro Rosé 2017, Macedonia P.G.I., Greece: A terrific, zesty, vibrant Greek rose with aromas of tart field strawberries and spice. Perfect for grilled seafood. Xinomavro Rosé food pairings: veal scaloppini, smoked salmon, antipasti, poultry. Drink: 2018 - 2020 71050 12.5% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 90/100. July 2018. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Conundrum Blanc De Blanc 2016, California, United States: A toasty, fresh Californian bubbly with aromas of green apple. Pair with roast chicken. Blanc De Blanc food pairings: grilled chicken breast, fish tacos, pan-fried trout, mild vegetarian curries. Drink: 2018 - 2020 497735 12% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. July 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Moncontour Cuvée Prédilection Brut Vouvray 2015, Loire A.C., France: Fresh, crisp and toasty French sparkling wine from the Loire Valley and made from the Chenin Blanc grape. Pair with oysters. Vouvray food pairings: shellfish, linguine carbonara, cheddar dill puffs, fresh fruit. Drink: 2018 - 2020 168963 12.5% M 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. July 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trius Brut Rosé, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Trius Brut is light strawberries, soft citrus and spice on the palate with bready, pastry flavours. The brut received a generous wine dosage giving it more body and structure. Enjoy it chilled anytime. Rosé food pairings: Thai coconut shrimp, roast turkey, grilled salmon, lightly spiced curry dishes. Drink: 2018 - 2020 184309 12.5% D 750 mL $32.95 Score: 90/100. July 2018. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Dirty Laundry Say Yes Pinot Gris 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: A savoury, crisp BC white wine made from Pinot gris grapes. Aromas of dried herbs and melon. Racy acidity for seafood. Pinot Gris food pairings: pork tenderloin, roast turkey, seafood, pasta with cream sauce, salads. Drink: 2018 - 2020 423202 12.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. July 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rustenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: A lovely, mouth-watering South African white wine made form the Sauvignon Blanc grape. Aromas of lemongrass and chives. Perfect for fresh seafood and roast turkey. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: asparagus and onion quiche, buttered lobster, roast chicken. Drink: 2018 - 2021 456020 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. July 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rapaura Springs Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Rapaura Springs reserve (2017) is ripe tropical fruit with light herbal flavours on the palate. Nice balance from a difficult vintage. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: chicken salad, pork tenderloin, seafood, barbecued lobster. Drink: 2018 - 2019 388421 13.5% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. July 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosewood Süssreserve Riesling 2016, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Lovely honeysuckle and apple blossom on the nose and palate of this vibrant, mouth-watering Niagara white wine made from Riesling grapes. Light-bodied but packed with flavour and acidity. Pair with fresh seafood. Süssreserve Riesling food pairings: roast chicken, spicy pasta dishes, shrimp tempura, grilled salmon with lemon sauce, duck liver pate. Drink: 2017 - 2019 258806 9.9% M 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. July 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2016, 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: 2017 - 2020 919514 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. July 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Lafage Cuvée Centenaire 2016, Côtes Du Roussillon, Midi A.P., France: This rich and round white wine from southern France offers great value at this price point. Full-bodied, and well-priced with aromas of golden apple and toasty oak. Pair with grilled chicken. Food pairings: roast chicken, pan fried haddock fillets, pasta with cream sauce, salads. Drink: 2017 - 2020 343491 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. July 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hacienda Lopez De Haro 2016, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A lovely, vibrant Spanish white wine made mostly from the Viura grape. Aromas of Asian pear, smoke and lemongrass. Pair with grilled seafood. Food pairings: pan-fried whitefish, crab cakes, grilled chicken breast. Drink: 2018 - 2020 543785 12.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. July 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Chablisienne Chablis 2015, Montmains, Burgundy A.C., France: La Chablisienne (2015) is crisp green apple and spicy, nutty flavours on the palate with a vibrant liquid lemon finish. Pair with fresh-steamed shrimp. Drink now and for the next five years. Chablis food pairings: grilled seafood, baked shellfish in a white wine and cream sauce, oysters Rockefeller. Drink: 2018 - 2022 265090 13% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 90/100. July 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Claudio Quarta Sanpaolo Fiano 2016, Campania I.G.P., Italy: A fresh, crisp Italian white wine. Aromas of nettle, lemon, and chives. Racy acidity for seafood. Fiano food pairings: soft cheeses, salads, ceviche. Drink: 2018 - 2020 562231 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. July 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Génetin Pouilly-Fumé 2015, Loire A.P., France: This Pouilly Fumé from the Loire wine region is produced by Tinel-Blondelet. Genetin 2015 is produced from 100% Sauvignon Blanc wine grapes and is dry with ripe stonefruit, melon and a lime-lemon zesty finish. Pouilly-Fumé food pairings: steamed mussels, goat cheese, stuffed pork tenderloin, chicken and feta tostades. Drink: 2018 - 2020 653154 13% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 89/100. July 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rodney Strong Chardonnay 2015, Sonoma Coast, California, United States: Rodney Strong Chardonnay 2015 is dry, crisp and clean with ripe pear, light herbs and savoury spice flavours on the palate and a zesty citrus vanilla spice finish. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled seafood, lobster in butter sauce, ravioli in an Alfredo sauce, grilled chicken. Drink: 2018 - 2020 465724 14.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. July 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hunawihr Kuhlmann-Platz Gewurztraminer 2016, Alsace A.C., France: Hunawihr Kuhlmann-Platz 2016 is an old vines gewürztraminer from the Alsace wine region with pink rose petal and lychee flavours on the palate finishing with a zesty lemon acidity. Pair with pork schnitzel. Gewurztraminer food pairings: mildly spiced Thai, Indian cuisine, curries, Asian dishes. Drink: 2018 - 2020 169474 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. July 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Fils Des Gras Moutons Muscadet 2016, Sèvre-Et-Maine, Loire A.C., France: Les Fils des Gras Moutons is produced by Claude Branger. Look for crushed oyster shell, flowers, lime, minerals, and tart green apple on this zesty white. Pair with fresh steamed mussels. Muscadet food pairings: steamed mussels and frites, oysters pot pie, seafood medley on creamy, spinach fettuccini noodles. Drink: 2018 - 2019 363150 12% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. July 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Michel Gassier Les Piliers Viognier 2016, Midi, France: A lovely, medium-bodied floral French white wine made from the Viognier grape. Racy acidity for seafood. Viognier food pairings: white fish grilled and topped with a mango salsa, lobster in a cream sauce, ham, poultry, oily nuts. Drink: 2018 - 2020 669531 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. July 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fontanafredda Gavi Di Gavi 2016, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Frontanafredda 2016 Gavi de Gavi is made from 100% Cortese wine grapes. On the palate this dry white is ripe yellow apples, almonds and creamy and finishes with a zingy acidity. Gavi Di Gavi food pairings: grilled seafood, pasta primavera, grilled chicken breast. Drink: 2018 - 2020 366948 12.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. July 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Luca G Lot Chardonnay 2016, Tupungato, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Round and luscious with aromas of sweet golden apple, butterscotch and toasted almond. Full-bodied. Perfect for roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: stuffed chicken, cheese, stuffed pork roast. Drink: 2018 - 2020 167338 13.5% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 90/100. July 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Du Colombier Chablis 2015, Burgundy A.C., France: A mouth-watering Old World Burgundian Chardonnay without oak. Crisp and clean. Aromas of green apple. Pair with roast chicken or turkey. Chablis food pairings: scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, grilled seafood, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, cheese. Drink: 2018 - 2020 366419 12.5% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 90/100. July 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Decoy Chardonnay 2016, Sonoma County, California, United States: Produced by winemaker, Neil Bernardi, Decoy 2016 is dry, full-bodied and rich, cool-climate California Chardonnay. Lively with fresh, ripe apple and pear fruits and a lemon curd finish. Pair it with grilled seafood. Chardonnay food pairings: roast turkey, goat cheese and fresh greens salad, pan-fried scallops. Drink: 2018 - 2021 311555 13.5% D 750 mL $31.95 Score: 90/100. July 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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