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Vintages Release September 1, 2018

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Dessert Wine

Château Dereszla 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú 2009, Tokaj-Hegyalja, Hungary: A gorgeous Hungarian dessert wine that's not cloyingly sweet yet it's richly complex and concentrated. Honey heaven for angels with apricot wings. Pair with angel cake (or devil's food cake). Tokaji Aszú food pairings: spice cake, crème brûlée, fruit-based desserts, pastries, fresh field berries in cream. Drink: 2017 - 2025 12203 12.5% S 500 mL $46.95 Score: 95/100. September 2018. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Konzelmann Vidal Icewine 2015, Niagara Lakeshore, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From Niagara-on-the-Lake wine region, Konzelmann 2015 Vidal Icewine lush with ripe apricots, peaches, honey and light savoury flavours on the palate. Herbert Konzelmann has been making wine in Niagara since the 1980s, and Icewine is one of his specialties. This one is luscious, sweet and bright. Vidal Icewine food pairings: almond custard tarte, fresh fruit cup, peach cobbler. Drink: 2018 - 2022 476192 10.5% S 375 mL $44.95 Score: 94/100. September 2018. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Trapiche Medalla Malbec 2014, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: A robust, concentrated Argentine red wine made from the Malbec grape. Aromas of fleshy ripe black plums, dark berries and spice. Terrific, balancing acidity for tangy meat sauces. Malbec food pairings: grilled flank steak, pork roast, grilled root vegetables. Drink: 2018 - 2022 547869 14.2% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 93/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zuccardi Serie A Malbec 2016, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: The 2016 vintage of Zuccardi's Malbec Serie A is made from grapes grown in various vineyards in the Valle de Uco, including San José, Los Árboles, Tupungato, El Peral, Gualtallary, Vista Flore and La Consulta. It was fermented in concrete vats as well as second-use 500-litre French oak barrels that don't impart much flavour. There were 400,000 bottles produced in 2016. Aromas of dark fruit, smoke and oak. Pair with grilled meats. Malbec food pairings: roast leg of lamb with herbs and garlic, grilled pork chops, roast pheasant. Drink: 2018 - 2022 167619 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mazzei Ser Lapo Chianti Classico Riserva 2014, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: The Mazzei family have been the owners of this Italian winery, Castello di Fonterutoli, since 1435. The 2014 was a cool and wet vintage year for Tuscany, but this Chianti Classico Riserva Ser Lapo is expressive with a floral and fresh red berry nose and dark red fruits and savoury herb flavours on the palate. Tannins are a bit grippy, but this should resolve in time. Chianti Classico Riserva food pairings: ravioli, beef stew, pizza, pork chops. Drink: 2018 - 2023 288530 13.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 92/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jean-Claude Boisset Les Ursulines Pinot Noir 2016, Burgundy A.C., France: Jean-Claude Boisset's Les Ursulines 2016 is a bright and juicy, mouth-watering Pinot Noir from the Burgundy wine region. Look for tart cherries, earthy florals and spicy, smoky flavours on the palate. This Burgundian Pinot Noir sources grapes grown in the estate's Les Ursulines vineyard, which is located on what was once a convent up until the French Revolution. Pinot Noir food pairings: chicken, planked salmon, braised lamb, roast beef, rosemary pork tenderloin. Drink: 2018 - 2022 408310 12.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ironstone Petite Sirah 2016, Lodi, California, United States: Ironstone 2016 is a full-bodied Petite Sirah (with 10% Zinfandel) from Lodi. Look for black raspberry, blueberry, blackberry and savoury spice flavours on the palate with a smoky toasty oak finish. Petite Sirah food pairings: venison stew, cabbage rolls stuffed with veal, beef and pork, saddle of rabbit stuffed with apricots and apple. Drink: 2018 - 2024 361915 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Pesquié Terrasses Grenache Syrah 2015, Ventoux, Rhône A.C., France: The 2015 vintage is a blockbuster! The Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee des Terrasse is a robust blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah grapes that was matured oak barrels and foudres. Aromas of garrigue, anise and black cherries, toasty oak and some earthy notes. This wine was not fined or filtered. Pair with grilled meats. Grenache Syrah food pairings: hard cheeses, petit Provencal cheese, cheese-based pastas. Drink: 2018 - 2022 652313 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2015, Rhône A.P., France: The 2015 vintage of the robust Chante Cigale is a blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault grapes. This southern French wine is fairly supple and smooth. Juicy, concentrated flavour of dark berries and smoke. Pair with rare steaks. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: pork roast, roast beef, grilled veal chops. Drink: 2018 - 2024 194993 15% XD 750 mL $51.95 Score: 94/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tarima Hill Monastrell 2015, Alicante, Valencia D.O., Spain: Produced by Bodegas Volver, Tarima Hill (2015) is a 100% old-vines Monastrell with wine grapes sourced from the Alicante, Valencia wine region. This is a full-bodied, elegant red wine with layers of red plum, ripe cherry, earthy florals and cake spice flavours on palate. Drink now and for the next five years. Monastrell food pairings: veal stew with sautéed vegetables, roast quail wrapped in prosciutto, beef bourguignon, grilled tuna with a pepper crust, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2018 - 2024 310169 15% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Antichi Poderi Jerzu Chuèrra Riserva 2015, Cannonau Di Sardegna, Sardinia D.O.C., Italy: Lovely notes of earthy florals, ripe dark fruit and dried herbs on this savoury on this full-bodied and dry red wine. Pair with roast game. Nestled in the central-eastern region of Sardinia, the village of Jerzu is one of the three sub-zones of the Cannonau di Sardegna appellation. Antichi Poderi is a co-operative winery sourcing grapes from member growers. The winery produces two cru wines, the Chuerra and the Josto Miglior. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb with herbs and garlic, grilled pork chops, roast duck. Drink: 2018 - 2022 270272 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Vincens Prestige 2015, Cahors, Roussillon A.C., France: Château Vincens Prestige 2015 is a robust, rich and smoky 80% Malbec and 20% Merlot red wine blend. Great structure with grippy tannins. Look for dark berry, dark plum, dark chocolate and anise flavours on the palate. Pair with a slab of roast beef. Food pairings: beef stew, sausage cassoulet, meat lover's pizza.. Drink: 2018 - 2022 272427 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bonterra Merlot 2014, Mendocino County, California, United States: Bonterra 2014 is a smooth and supple Merlot with some Petite Sirah and Malbec added to the blend. This wine is smoky on the nose with black currant fruit, ripe dark cherries. On the palate, lush and full flavours of ripe plum, dark berries, vanilla spice and toasty oak. Tannins are soft and the wine finishes long. Very nice. Merlot food pairings: eggplant parmigiana, mole poblano chicken, homemade burgers. Drink: 2018 - 2022 984724 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. September 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hacienda López De Haro Reserva 2012, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Hacienda López De Haro Reserva 2012 is a robust red blend of 90% Tempranillo and 5% Graciano grown on older vines and 5% Grenache. On the palate, the wine is dry with ripe cherry and dark berry fruit with spicy and balsamic notes. Food pairings: lamb souvlaki, lamb tangine, lamburger. Drink: 2018 - 2022 357335 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masi Toar Valpolicella Classico 2014, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Blackened fruit, toasty oak, tar, graphite, smoke and anise. Lots of acidity for a tangy tomato or meat sauce. Full-bodied with a good finish. Made from Oseleta and Corvina grapes from vines planted in volcanic tufa soils. Valpolicella Classico food pairings: grilled lamb chops, barbeque beef long ribs, slow-braised pork shoulder roast. Drink: 2018 - 2024 342444 13% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fleur Du Palay Clos Du Palay 2015, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.P., France: A full-bodied southern French red wine blend with aromas of black fruit, smoke and pepper. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: saucy ribs, smoked leg of lamb, venison tenderloin. Drink: 2017 - 2022 494849 14.5% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 89/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2015, Lodi, California, United States: A spectacular Californian Zinfandel from one of the state's top producers. Aromas of cigar box, black plums, smoke and dark spice. Ideal for grilled meats and hamburgers. Zinfandel food pairings: hearty meat meals, pasta, aged cheddar, pulled pork. Drink: 2015 - 2021 942599 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kilikanoon The Lackey Shiraz 2016, Australia: Big, bold and black fruit with delicious fleshy ripeness wrapped in toasty oak. Polished tannins. Black pepper with a hint of eucalyptus on the finish. Pair with grilled meats. Shiraz food pairings: spiced beef dishes, spicy ribs, lamb cutlets with piperade and goat cheese, hamburgers, black bean soup. Drink: 2017 - 2022 5199 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Posta Pizzella Malbec 2016, Mendoza, Argentina: Winemakers Paula and Pablo Pizzella grow the grapes in Altamira, Mendoza. This dark, meaty and full-bodied Argentine wine sources its Malbec grapes from local growers, the Pizzella Family Vineyard (Ed Lehrman and Nick Ramkowsky). Lots of chocolate, espresso, coffee and mocha from oak aging. This La Posta is more robust than the winery's Angel Paulucci red wine. Pair with Mexican mole. Malbec food pairings: lamb cutlets, beef tenderloin, prime rib. Drink: 2017 - 2022 166298 13% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Columbia Crest H3 Merlot 2015, Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: The difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures in this eastern Washington state wine region is the reason why Merlots like this one are terrific. In October, during the last weeks of the key ripening season before harvest the nighttime temperature can plummet from 35 degrees in the day to just 20 degrees at night which allows for ripening during the day but then the grapes stop in the night and preserve freshness and natural acidity. The great thing is that the grapes don't get over-ripe as in some warm climates where photosynthesis produces more sugar and therefore more alcohol. That's why Washington red wines are often a moderate 13% alcohol. This wine features aromas of dark spice, fleshy blackberry and smoke. Pair with roast beef. Merlot food pairings: grilled pork chops, pepper steak, duck, grilled lamb, cheese. Drink: 2018 - 2022 209874 14.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lander-Jenkins Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, California, United States: Smooth and full-bodied. Leads with chocolate, mocha, espresso and coffee from very generous oak aging. Some fleshy black fruit underneath. Finishes as sweet as it starts. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb Bolognese, beef enchiladas, barbecued ribs in sauce, hamburger, hard cheese. Drink: 2018 - 2022 161398 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Regio Zinfandel 2013, Lodi, California, United States: Fleshy ripe purple and black plums with blackberry jam on the nose and palate of this robust, smooth Californian Zinfandel from the Lodi region, which boasts the oldest Zinfandel vines on the planet. Pair with barbecued meats. Zinfandel food pairings: roast pork, burgers and grilled sausages, grilled bbq chicken. Drink: 2018 - 2022 924 13.4% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Carpena 2010, Côtes De Bourg, Bordeaux A.C., France: A rustic, robust Bordeaux red wine blend of Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Herbal aromas on the nose and palate with a firm tannic grip. Pair with a rare steak. Decant 1-2 hours. Food pairings: lamburgers, grilled rib eye steak, veal chops in red wine sauce. Drink: 2018 - 2022 466599 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Concha Y Toro Marqués De Casa Concha Syrah 2016, Buin, Maipo Valley D.O., Chile: One of their best reds and vintages from Concha Y Toro. Marqués De Casa Concha 2016 Syrah from grapes sourced from Buin, southbank of the Maipo River, is rich with blackberry, black raspberry and spicy flavours on the palate. Enjoy now and for the next three years. Syrah food pairings: game meats, rare roast beef, spice-braised lamb, cheddar. Drink: 2018 - 2024 19042 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Raiano Taurasi 2012, Taurasi, Campania D.O.C.G., Italy: Villa Raiano 2012 is a full-bodied, grippy red wine made from Aglianico grapes. Look for black cherry, sweet and savoury spices on the nose and flavours on the palate. The estate was established in 1996 by Sabino and Simone Basso and their brother-in-law, Paolo Sibillo. Decant for two hours and pair with a rare beefsteak or hold in cellar for five years. Taurasi food pairings: grilled pork chops, rack of BBQ ribs, grilled lamb, lentil dishes. Drink: 2018 - 2022 344234 13.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 90/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

LangeTwins Winery & Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Lodi, California, United States: Campfire and hickory smoke on the nose of this full-bodied Californian Cabernet from oak aging. Attractive notes of ripe black plum and cassis on the palate. Pair with grilled meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: gourmet burgers, grilled lamb chops, roast pheasant. Drink: 2016 - 2021 572305 14% D 750 mL $25.00 Score: 91/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Keint-He Portage Pinot Noir 2014, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A medium-bodied red wine with aromas and flavours of tart cherries and cranberries. Mouth-watering and juicy. This red wine is a blend of three of the winery's estate vineyards, including Closson, Benway and Foxtail. Each parcel of grapes was matured separately in French oak barrels for 1 year. This wine needs food: feed it roast chicken for starters. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast chicken, roast veal, meat lover's pizza. Drink: 2017 - 2020 373415 12% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tommasi Arele Parziale Appassimento 2015, Veneto I.G.T, Italy: Juicy acidity with tanned leather aromas on the nose and palate of this rustic Italian red wine. Peppery red berry fruit and a supple smooth texture. Medium to almost full-bodied. A lovely, balanced example of the Appassimento style that concentrates flavours but doesn't make the wine heavy. Very savoury. This robust Italian red wine takes its name -- Arele -- from the wooden trays that were traditionally used to dry the grapes, or a portion of them, to make Appassimento wine. The 2014 vintage has intense dark red fruit and polished tannins. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: cheese pizza, veal, beef, tagliatelle alla Bolognese (pasta), chicken herb-rubbed roast. Drink: 2017 - 2022 224188 15% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Pinot Noir 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: From the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Burrowing Owl 2016 Pinot Noir is dark red in the glass, rich and spicy with ripe cherry, spice and typical violet earthiness derived from the Pinot Noir grape. The estate is operated by the Wyse family. This is a great wine for the grill. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal chops, grilled duck sausages, pork tenderloin, barbecued lamb sirloin, grilled carrot mash and spring greens purée. Drink: 2018 - 2022 556613 14% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tormaresca Trentangeli 2015, Castel Del Monte, Puglia D.O.C., Italy: Tormaresca Trentangeli (2015) is always a crowd-pleaser. This is a full-bodied, inky red blend of Aglianico with Cabernet and Syrah. On the nose the wine is ripe blackberries, smoke and spicy. Look for flavours of ripe, dark prunes, raisins, smoke, and vanilla. Great acidity for food with a long, smoky finish. Pair with a roast leg of lamb. Food pairings: grilled pork chops, rack of BBQ ribs, grilled lamb, lentil dishes, meaty lasagne. Drink: 2018 - 2021 435529 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fumanelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2015, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: A juicy, mouth-watering Italian red wine blend of 40% Corvina, 40% Corvinone and 20% Rondinella grapes. the wine is aged 8 months in French oak barriques. Lots of tart berry flavours. Pair with a tangy tomato sauce. Valpolicella Classico Superiore food pairings: rich meat pasta with a rich tomato sauce, grilled eggplant and zucchini, meat stews with roasted root vegetables. Drink: 2018 - 2022 429407 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. September 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

El esteco Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Calchaquí Valley, Argentina: A robust, delicious Chilean Cabernet with attractive aromas of blackberry, cassis and smoke. Pair with a rare steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast duck, barbeque pork ribs, slow-braised veal shanks in red wine sauce. Drink: 2018 - 2024 568907 14% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Primus Carmenère 2016, Apalta, Colchagua Valley, Chile: Primus 2016 is a great value Caménère produced by Alto de Casablanca in Apalta, Colchagua Valley. On the palate, this medium-full bodied red is black currant, vanilla, plum pudding, chocolate, eucalyptus, sage and rosemary with spicy pepper finish. Tannins are medium and acidity is refreshing with a long finish. The Caménère vines for this wine are planted with a southern exposure along the Tinguiririca River's old terraces. The winery practices sustainable agriculture. Carmenère food pairings: wine-braised beef, turkey with gravy, chorizo tacos, bean fajitas. Drink: 2018 - 2022 439356 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poderi Di Luigi Einaudi 2016, Dogliani, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Poderi Di Luigi's Einaudi 2016 is produced from 100% Dolcetto from the Dogliani, Piedmont wine region. Dolcetto is a delicate, low acid grape that contrasts plum and red currant and cherry with a firm mineral structure from the soils of its home in Piedmont. Enjoy now with a charcuterie and cheese board. Food pairings: Greek marinated lamb ribs on the grill, souvlaki, spanakopita pie. Drink: 2018 - 2024 232454 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Napa Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Napa Valley, California, United States: From Napa Cellars in California, there 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is a medium-plus bodied Cab, juicy with rich and ripe black plum, blackberry and flavours on the palate wrapped up in a soft blanket of smoke. Tannins are smooth. Drink now and pair with a grilled steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb Bolognese, grilled New York strip loin, hard cheese, braised pork shanks. Drink: 2018 - 2024 432211 14.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 90/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Halos De Jupiter 2014, Vacqueyras, Rhône A.C., France: Produced by Michel Gassier, Halos De Jupiter 2014 is a savoury and full-bodied, robust red blend of old-vines Grenache (80%) with the balance in Syrah with grapes sourced from the Vacqueyras, Rhône wine region. The wine is not fined or filtered. On the nose, rich, ripe dark berries with dark spices. On the palate, black raspberry, dark cherry, garrigue herbs and more dark spices can be found and finishes satisfyingly long. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb with herbs and garlic, grilled pork chops, roast duck. Drink: 2018 - 2022 274324 15% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 90/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Les Darons 2015, Languedoc, Midi A.P., France: The 2015 vintage of this full-bodied southern French red wine is a blend of 75% Grenache, 5% Carignan and 20% Syrah grapes. This wine is from France's very warm Languedoc region and is created by Jeff Carrel. Grapes for this wine are from 40-year-old vines, and the wine is spicy, black plum, blackberry on the nose and palate. Pair with grilled, gourmet sausages. Food pairings: game meats, rare roast beef, spice-braised lamb, cheddar. Drink: 2018 - 2022 448464 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gérard Bertrand Fitou Grenache Carignan 2015, Midi A.P., France: Winemaker Gerard Bertrand loves the Mediterranean lifestyle. The vineyard for this wine lies between the mountains of Corbières and the lakes and beaches along the Mediterranean coastline in southern France. Gérard Bertrand's Fitou 2015 is a smoky, spicy and full-bodied red blend of Grenache and Carignan wine. Grenache Carignan food pairings: grilled pork chops, rack of BBQ ribs, veal Porterhouse, grilled lamb, lentil dishes. Drink: 2018 - 2024 403683 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 92/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

La Cadiérenne Grande Tradition Rosé 2017, Bandol, Provence A.C., France: La Cadiérenne Grande Tradition 2017 is a medium-bodied Bandol rosé wine blend of Mourvèdre, Grenache and Cinsault wine grapes. Look for the classic wild berry, strawberry, ripe peach, earthy spice and herb flavours finishing with zesty citrus notes on this popular rosé. This wine comes from a long tradition of wine production in Bandol that started when the Greeks colonized the region more than 2,600 years ago. Pair with smoked ham. Rosé food pairings: salmon steaks, green salads with fresh fruit. Drink: 2018 - 2020 119453 14% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. September 2018. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Three Of Hearts 2017, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A gorgeous Niagara rose with fruit sourced from the same vineyards as the Catharine Cuvee. Spritely and zippy with aromas of fresh field strawberries. Dry and mouth-watering. Perfect for seafood and shellfish. Food pairings: seafood, shellfish, salads. Drink: 2018 - 2020 552562 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. September 2018. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Famille Perrin Réserve Rosé 2017, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: From Famille Perrin (of Château de Beaucastel), their Réserve 2017 is a medium-bodied, dry rosé blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah sourced from the Grand Prébois vineyard in the Côtes Du Rhône wine region. Look for wild red berries, earthy florals and garrigue herbs on the palate. Pair with charcuterie. Rosé food pairings: salads, fruit, raw veggies and dip, sushi. Drink: 2018 - 2020 719062 13% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. September 2018. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tawse Sketches Of Niagara Rosé 2017, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Tawse Sketches Of Niagara 2017 is a lively, medium-bodied rosé under $20 from the Niagara Peninsula wine region. The rosé wine blend is Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Gamay. On the palate, the wine is dry with pink grapefruit, strawberries, watermelon and ripe clementine flavours. Pair with mild and soft cheeses. Rosé food pairings: roast turkey with wild rice and apple stuffing, turkey pot pie, turkey shepherd's pie, turkey hash with sautéed red onion and Yukon potatoes. Drink: 2018 - 2020 172643 12% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. September 2018. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hacienda Lopez De Haro Rosado 2017, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A lovely, mouth-watering Spanish rose from the Sonsierra region. The grapes come from the old-vine Viura and Garnacha and were handpicked. Racy acidity for seafood. Aromas of small field strawberries. Rosado food pairings: grilled sausages, roast ham, salads, soft cheeses. Drink: 2018 - 2020 450775 13.5% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 88/100. September 2018. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Foss Marai Roös Brut Spumante Rosé, Veneto, Italy: A crisp, fresh, dry Italian rosé with notes of small field strawberries. Juicy acidity for refreshment and to pair with grilled seafood and chicken. Good value. Spumante Rosé food pairings: summer salads, soft cheeses, watercress sandwiches, fruit salad. Drink: 2018 - 2020 435610 11.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. September 2018. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Ponte Pellegrino Greco Di Tufo 2016, Campania I.G.T., Italy: Ponte Pellegrino 2016 is produced from the Greco Di Tufo grape in the Campania wine region with ripe pear, stone fruit, zesty citrus and briny mineral flavours and a perfect match to grilled calamari. Greco Di Tufo food pairings: shellfish, seafood, quiches, salads. Drink: 2018 - 2020 477760 12.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. September 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Maria Estate Southern Clays Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Gorgeous tropical fruit and wild thyme on the nose of this flinty, mineral-rich Sauvignon Blanc. Terrific flavour extraction without heaviness. Aromas of grapefruit, smoke and lime. Pair with smoked salmon. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: baked goat cheese with cranberry and cherry coulee, goat cheese green onion and smoked salmon pizza. Drink: 2016 - 2018 447474 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. September 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gustave Lorentz Réserve Gewurztraminer 2016, Alsace A.C., France: Classic Gewurztraminer from the Alsace wine region, pale yellow in the glass with rose petals, lychee, light herbs and cake spice flavours on the palate. Lovely on its own, or pair with mild vegetable curries. Enjoy now. Gewurztraminer food pairings: light-flavoured sea-food dishes, pork tenderloin, panko-crusted chicken, Asian dishes. Drink: 2018 - 2021 408195 13.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. September 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Forrest The Doctors' Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Forrest The Doctors' 2017 is a mouth-watering Sauvignon Blanc with white grapefruit pith, lime, lemon and light herb flavours on the palate. Low in alcohol (less than 10% abv). Pair with green salads topped with herbed goat cheese and sweet beets. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: salads, seafood, pasta with cream-based sauce. Drink: 2018 - 2020 317842 9.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. September 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Bonnard Sancerre 2016, Loire A.C., France: Domaine Bonnard 2016 is mouth-watering, medium-bodied Old World Sancerre from the Loire wine region. This vibrant Sauvignon Blanc is flinty, with fresh apple green herb, lime, gooseberry, cut grass and mineral flavours on the palate. Pair with seafood. Sancerre food pairings: grilled prawns, poached salmon, roasted herbed chicken, goat cheese-stuffed roasted red peppers. Drink: 2018 - 2022 140525 12.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 89/100. September 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis Guntrum Nierstein Bergkirche Riesling Kabinett 2015, Rheinhessen Prädikatswein, Germany: Lots of sweet tropical fruit on the nose and palate, think pineapple, guava and melon. Medium-bodied and medium sweet. Pair with glazed ham and chutney. Riesling Kabinett food pairings: grilled jumbo prawns with a lemon zest, herbs de Provence, sea salt and olive oil stuffing. Drink: 2018 - 2020 160671 9.5% M 750 mL $20.95 Score: 89/100. September 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sue-Ann Staff Loved By Lu Riesling 2016, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Sue-Ann Staff's Loved By Lu 2016 is a zesty, medium-sweet Riesling with tropical fruit notes, ripe apple flavours and lemon-lime zest on the palate. Named for Sue-Ann Staff's grandmother and mentor. Sip with seafood canapes or pair with grilled whitefish. Riesling food pairings: seafood, mild curries, grilled lemon-herbed chicken. Drink: 2018 - 2021 322636 11% M 750 mL $17.95 Score: 92/100. September 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett 2015, Prädikatswein, Grosse Lage, Mosel V.D.P., Germany: Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Scharzhofberger 2015 is a medium-sweet Riesling with slate, earthy honey, mineral notes, lemon and lime zest flavours wrapped up in an incredible acidity. Pair this Riesling with curry dishes. Drink now or hold in cellar for another three years. Riesling Kabinett food pairings: mild curries, veal and pork schnitzels, slow-braised pork belly. Drink: 2018 - 2025 282343 10% M 750 mL $25.95 Score: 92/100. September 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bellingham Homestead Series The Old Orchards Chenin Blanc 2016, Paarl W.O., South Africa: A gorgeous 2016 vintage of this Chenin Blanc! Aromas of lanolin, beeswax, lemongrass and peach. Unctuous, viscous, lovely mouth-filling rich texture and weight. Made from 35-year-old Paarl vines that was barrel fermented. Finishes with notes of honey. Pair with veal or chicken. Chenin Blanc food pairings: steamed shrimp, grilled shellfish, potato and saffron cakes. Drink: 2018 - 2020 484055 14% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 93/100. September 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ryder Chardonnay 2016, Central Coast, California, United States: Ryder 2016 is a well-priced, buttery and toasty, cool-climate Chardonnay from Central Coast, California. Chardonnay wine grapes for this wine were sourced from estate vineyards in the northernmost, coolest-climate region in Monterey County. A portion of the wine was aged in oak. Look for light peach, tropical fruit, vanilla and light toasty oak on this zesty Chardonnay. Pair with grilled chicken breast. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, pan fired haddock fillets, pasta with cream sauce, salads. Drink: 2018 - 2022 458638 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. September 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castelnau De Suduiraut Sauternes 2011, Bordeaux A.C., France: A gorgeous, rich, luxurious Bordeaux dessert wine with voluptuous aromas and flavours of apricot preserves, honey, toasted almond and peach jam. Perfect as dessert on its own or as a companion to fruit cobbler. Sauternes food pairings: blue-veined cheeses, foie gras, apricot cheese cake. Drink: 2018 - 2025 29694 13.5% S 375 mL $24.95 Score: 94/100. September 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pinot Grigio 2016, Veneto I.G.T., Italy: Tedeschi 2016 is a bone-dry, crisp, medium-bodied Pinot Grigio with white florals on the nose. On the palate, the wine is layers of white stone fruit, ripe apple, pear, lemon zest and apple pie spice flavours. Tedeschi offers consistent value across its portfolio of wines. This Italian winery based in Veneto is family-run. Pinot Grigio food pairings: grilled salmon steaks, herb-rubbed roast chicken, crab cakes. Drink: 2018 - 2019 562058 12% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. September 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château De Tracy Mademoiselle De T Pouilly-Fumé 2016, Loire A.P., France: A lovely white floral Loire Valley wine made from grapes that grow on vines planted in limestone soils. This Pouilly-Fumé has soft acidity for seafood. Aromas of lemongrass, chives and lime. Light-bodied. Pouilly-Fumé food pairings: grilled shellfish, fish tacos, crab cakes, pan-fried panfish. Drink: 2018 - 2020 106773 13% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 90/100. September 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Simi Reserve Chardonnay 2014, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Simi Reserve 2014 is a full-bodied, smooth California Chardonnay with ripe green apple, cake spice and tropical fruit flavours weaved throughout and a touch of smoke (from oak treatment). Nicely balanced, pair with grilled chicken breast. Chardonnay food pairings: lobster in butter sauce, cheese, poultry, grilled pork. Drink: 2018 - 2020 200881 14.5% D 750 mL $31.95 Score: 91/100. September 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château des Charmes Chardonnay Musqué 2015, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Château des Charmes 2015 is a Chardonnay Musqué from Niagara-On-The-Lake wine region. The wine is fragrant with a musk melon, fresh floral nose and on the palate, more ripe melon, golden apple, ripe pear and stone fruit flavours, finishing lemon zesty. Pair with fish tacos. Chardonnay Musqué food pairings: grilled prawns, poached salmon, green salads topped with goat cheese. Drink: 2018 - 2020 640516 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 85/100. September 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Invivo Chardonnay 2016, Gisborne, North Island, New Zealand: Lively and expressive with aromas of golden apple, Asian pear and white peach with toasted almond. Full-bodied and balanced. This wine was aged in oak barrels and balancing acidity for roast chicken or turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, grilled whitefish, pasta Primavera. Drink: 2018 - 2020 499855 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. September 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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