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Malivoire Wine Company Courtney Gamay 2016, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Another great vintage for this cool-climate gamay! I love the description on the back label for the vineyard where the Gamay grapes for this lovely Niagara wine are grown: "On the very end of the plateau known as the Beamsville Bench, there's a clearing surrounded by an old-growth forest, untouched by all who farmed the land since the War of 1812." Doesn't this sound like the beginning of a great storybook adventure? It continues: "We call it the Courtney Vineyard after the wonderful woman who lived nearby. She called it paradise. The trees she loved now stand sentinel, protecting one of Malivoire's most coveted vineyards." Malivoire is truly the Canadian master of Gamay. Luscious, rich and flavourful without being heavy. Lots of black and dark red berry fruits. Some smoke on the finish. This wine enjoys extended barrel-aging in French oak, yet there is no pronounced oaky aroma or flavour. Pair with grilled seafood or pheasant. Gamay food pairings: roasted suckling pig, roast lamb, veal stew. Drink: 2018 - 2021 524231 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ferraton Père & Fils La Tournee 2016, Rhone Valley Igp, France: An amazing wine for the money! Full-bodied, layered and savoury. Aromas of black cherry and black raspberry on the nose and palate. Supple and smooth. Perfect for grilled meats, from steak to chicken. Ideal for parties given the price quality ratio. Food pairings: roast beef and all the trimmings, Gorgonzola and other blue cheeses, lamburgers. Drink: 2018 - 2022 561282 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 90/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wente Beyer Ranch Zinfandel 2014, Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay, California, United States: Wente's Beyer Ranch 2014 is a juicy 80% Zinfandel and 20% Petite Sirah from the Livermore Valley in California. This year marks the 135th anniversary of Wente Vineyards, now the oldest family-operated winery in the United States. Flavours of crushed raspberry, black and red berry with good structure and body. Zinfandel food pairings: gourmet burgers, meatlover's pizza, barbeque pork side ribs. Drink: 2018 - 2022 66118 13.9% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 87/100. September 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Il Molino Di Grace Gratius 2010, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: A gorgeous Tuscan red wine made from the Sangiovese grape. Aromas of fleshy ripe black plums, berries and toasty oak with mocha on the finish. Full-bodied and supple. Pair with roast beef. Food pairings: rich meat pasta with richer tomato sauce, roasts, blue cheese, osso buco. Drink: 2018 - 2023 99143 13.5% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 93/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva 2008, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Viña Ardanza Reserva 2008 is a robust Spanish red wine produced mostly from 80% Tempranillo, and 20% Grenache from the winery's new vineyards in the village of Tudelilla, La Pedriza. The Tempranillo wine juice was aged in older oak barrels for 36 months with the Grenache wine juice aged in second and third-use barrels for 30 months. Ripe, juicy red plums, raspberries, cake spice flavours can be found on the palate. Tannins are well-integrated and there is good acidity for food on this full-bodied red made from rich and meaty game dishes. Food pairings: beef stroganoff, barbecued ribs, fruit chutneys, cassoulet, steak fajitas. Drink: 2018 - 2023 315531 13.5% XD 750 mL $47.95 Score: 93/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Niro Montepulciano D'abruzzo 2015, Abruzzo D.O.C., Italy: Niro 2015 is a smoky, full-bodied Montepulciano D'abruzzo from the Abruzzo wine region with black cherry, blueberry, coffee and vanilla flavours on the palate. Perfect for grilled sausages or a meaty pasta dish. Montepulciano D'abruzzo food pairings: Sicilian gnocchi with sausage ragu, meat ravioli with a rich tomato sauce. Drink: 2018 - 2023 278150 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tommasi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2013, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: A classic Amarone with gorgeously rich aromas of black cherry, fruitcake, dark spices and brooding mystery on the nose. Full-bodied and velvet smooth. Mouth-filling with some dark plum on a long finish. The 2012 vintage of this Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is well structured. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: meaty stews, roasts, blue cheese, hamburger, osso buco. Drink: 2017 - 2023 980128 15% D 375 mL $25.95 Score: 92/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gérard Bertrand Syrah Mourvèdre 2015, Saint Chinian, Midi A.P., France: Blackberry liqueur aromas on the seductive nose of this full-bodied velvet smooth red wine blend of Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes. Pair with grilled meats. Syrah Mourvèdre food pairings: veal steak, hearty meat dishes, roast duck. Drink: 2017 - 2021 370247 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Sonoma County California, United States: A dependable full-bodied Californian red wine with mocha from oak aging and some dark plums. Smoky on the finish. Pair with roast beef. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: veal chops, rosemary lamb, barbecued ribs in sauce, chicken cacciatore. Drink: 2017 - 2019 331603 13.5% D 750 mL $27.95 Score: 88/100. September 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tenuta Di Burchino Il Burchino 2010, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: A juicy, mouth-watering red with pleasantly sour cherries and tart cranberries. Silky, medium-bodied. The grapes for this wine were farmed biodynamically (organic plus more). Food pairings: roast duck, grilled pork sausages, grilled flat iron steak. Drink: 2017 - 2020 515460 12.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. September 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Oatley Signature Series Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre 2016, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: A full-bodied, juicy Australian red wine blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mouvedre (GSM) grapes. Aromas of fleshy ripe black plums and dark spice. Pair with roast beef. Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre food pairings: roast pork, gourmet burgers, roast turkey. Drink: 2018 - 2021 489658 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wits End Luna Shiraz 2016, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: This full-bodied Australian Shiraz is made from grapes grown in the cool McLaren Vale, and made more interesting with a splash of Barbera grapes in the blend. Attractive aromas of blackberry and black current on the nose and palate of this dry, full-bodied wine. Savoury and meaty, yet also juicy. This wine packs a flavour punch. Pair with prime rib. Shiraz food pairings: grilled meats, cheesy pizza, grilled flat iron steak. Drink: 2018 - 2023 311258 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Des Roques Cuvée Du Château 2013, France: Château Des Roques Cuvée Du Château 2013 is a full-bodied Vacqueyras from the Rhône wine region. The 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvédre and 15% Syrah red wine blend is smoky with dried herbs, crushed raspberry and red cherry flavours on the palate. This wine was aged in stainless steel and oak barrel for nine months. Pair with a prime rib steak. Food pairings: grilled venison steaks, rabbit stew, bison steaks. Drink: 2018 - 2023 352039 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domain Mega Spileo 2012, Achaia P.G.I., Greece: Domain Mega Spileo 2012 is a juicy, full-bodied 60% Mavrodafne, 40% Mavro Kalavritino red blend from the Achaia wine region in Greece. Spileo is fragrant with ripe red, dark fruits and peppers spice on the nose. Riper fruit flavours and full on the palate with leather and spice. Food pairings: lamb shish kebab, spanakopita, roast veal. Drink: 2018 - 2023 466110 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Napa Valley, California, United States: From Beringer, their 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic, rich and full-bodied Napa Valley, California Cab. Lots of hazelnut and toasty oak on the nose with a mouthful of ripe blackberry and savoury spice flavours on the palate with a long dark ripe berry finish. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: veal chops, rosemary lamb, barbecued ribs in sauce, chicken cacciatore. Drink: 2018 - 2025 91058 14.5% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 92/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castaño Colección 2014, Yecla D.O., Spain: The 2014 vintage of Colección is a robust blend of 70% Monastrell and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Aromas of tart black fruit and lots of oak. Indigenous yeasts were used for fermentation. The wine was aged in oak barrels for 10 months. A bitter finish. Pair with prime rib. Food pairings: lamb roast, grilled sirloin tri-tip steak, meatlover's pizza. Drink: 2018 - 2022 35493 14% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 87/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Perrin Nature 2016, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: Perrin Nature 2016 is a full-bodied and smooth Grenache and Syrah red wine blend with ripe dark fruit, berries, smoky and savoury garrigue herb flavours on the palate. The winery is certified organic by Ecocert and was already into organic farming 40 years ago. Food pairings: grilled venison steak, bison burgers, rack of lamb. Drink: 2018 - 2022 948059 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Famille Perrin Les Sinards Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Rhône A.C., France: Some of the Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah wine grapes that went into the Famille Perrin's Les Sinards Châteauneuf-Du-Pape come from the young vines at Beaucastel and from a neighbouring vineyard to the west of Beaucastel in the Commune of Orange. This medium-plus-bodied red has wild red berries, dried herbs and savoury spice flavours on the palate. Enjoy now with a roast turkey dinner. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: rare prime rib, grilled beef short ribs, venison ragout. Drink: 2018 - 2024 926626 14% XD 750 mL $38.95 Score: 92/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Luca G Lot Pinot Noir 2015, Gualtallary, Tupungato, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Luca G Lot 2015 is a medium-plus-bodied Pinot Noir with grapes sourced from the Gualtallary (G Lot), Tupungato, Uco Valley in Mendoza. On the palate, the wine is dry, with ripe cherries, light herbs and finishing with a vibrant acidity. Well-balanced and tasty, pair it with herbed chicken breasts. Pinot Noir food pairings: planked salmon, roast chicken or turkey. Drink: 2018 - 2021 175570 14% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 93/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château De Sérame 2010, Minervois, Midi A.C., France: The 2010 vintage of this robust red wine blend of Syrah, Grenache and other grapes offers lots of pleasure in the glass. Aromas of dark fruit, toasty oak and anise. Polished tannins with a velvet mouth-feel. Perfect for grilled meats. Food pairings: roast venison, bison burgers, rabbit fricassee. Drink: 2018 - 2019 493643 14.3% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beni Di Batasiolo Riserva Barolo 2008, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Beni Di Batasiolo Riserva 2008 is a full-bodied, Barolo from the Piedmont wine region. Aromas of dried rose petals, dried cherry and underbrush can be found on the nose. On the palate, look for dried fruit, ripe cherry, raspberry and cold tea flavours. Barolo food pairings: game burgers, beef steak, rack of lamb. Drink: 2018 - 2024 330704 15% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 91/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cantine Di Ora Ripasso Valpolicella 2016, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: A full-bodied Italian red wine blend of Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella grapes. The wine was repassed over Amarone skins to deepen colour, weight and flavour, thus the name ripasso. Aromas of black cherry, smoke and dark spice. Pair with rack of lamb. Ripasso Valpolicella food pairings: rich meat pasta with richer tomato sauce, roasts, blue cheese, osso buco. Drink: 2018 - 2024 451666 14% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Travaglini Gattinara 2013, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: If you like Barolo, try this one as it's also made from the Nebbiolo grape. This rustic, robust Italian red wine is monstrously tannic with tarry black fruit, so it needs cellar time. Decant 2 hours. Try it with a rack of lamb. Food pairings: beef, mushroom risotto, gorgonzola. Drink: 2018 - 2024 713354 13.5% XD 750 mL $31.95 Score: 87/100. September 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bachelder Lowrey Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015, St. David's Bench, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada: Bachelder's Lowrey Vineyard 2015 Pinot Noir is produced from Old Vines Pinot Noir wine grapes sourced from St. David's Bench with intense flavours of black and red berry fruit, earthy florals, savoury spice all wrapped up in a wisp of smoke. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal stew with sautéed vegetables served with gnocchi, roasted pork loin with a glaze of herbs, cloves, and brown sugar, Tourtière, roast beef, turkey. Drink: 2018 - 2023 361816 13.5% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 92/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Ksara Réserve Du Couvent 2015, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon: Château Ksara Réserve Du Couvent 2015 is a rustic 40% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Franc and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon red blend from Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. This is a solid red wine with blackberry and savoury spice flavours from Lebanon's largest and oldest winery at 161 years of age. Food pairings: meat lover's pizza, veal Parmesan, chicken Kiev. Drink: 2018 - 2022 443721 13.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bonterra Pinot Noir 2016, Mendocino County, California, United States: Bonterra 2016 is a solid, full-bodied ripe red berry, strawberry and toasty oak Pinot Noir. Bonterra's wine grapes are all organically grown. - Community Wine Reviews Pinot Noir food pairings: roasted pork loin with a glaze of herbs, cloves, and brown sugar, coq au vin, beef bourguignon, planked salmon on the grill, venison burgers. Drink: 2018 - 2020 317685 14.2% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. September 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Grant Burge Filsell Shiraz 2015, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: Dark, blackened, charry fruit and toasted oak on the nose and palate of this huge Australian Shiraz. The wine was fermented in both oak and tanks then aged for 21 months in 30% new oak, with the balanced being second use barrels. These 100-year-old vines concentrate flavours. Pair with a rare steak. Shiraz food pairings: grilled lamb chops, sautéed pork tenderloin, meatlover's pizza topped with more meat. Drink: 2018 - 2022 93955 14% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 90/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, V.Q.A., Canada: From the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia wine region Burrowing Owl 2015 estate-bottled Cabernet Sauvignon is a big, bold, full-bodied red with layers of fleshy blackberry fruit, dark chocolate, espresso, garrigue herbs and chewy tannins. Really impressive. The winery is a leader in sustainable and eco-friendly winemaking in the Okanagan Valley. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled New York strip loin, hard cheese, braised pork shanks, veal chop. Drink: 2018 - 2027 73098 14.7% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 93/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Siduri Pinot Noir 2015, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: From the Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, Siduri 2015 is a medium-plus-bodied Pinot Noir, silky with ripe red berry, plum, earthy and dark spice flavours wrapped up in a veil of smoke. Pinot Noir food pairings: Roast chicken, venison burgers, slow-braised beef brisket. Drink: 2018 - 2022 159293 14.3% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 92/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castelli Del Grevepesa Clemente Vii Chianti Classico 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: This is the magnum format equal to two regular bottles. Dark berry and smoke on the nose of this full-bodied Italian Chianti. Wild cedar underbrush notes, not fruit forward. Pair with a rare steak. Chianti Classico food pairings: Porchetta, rich meat pasta and tomato sauce, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2018 - 2024 515171 14% XD 1500 mL $44.95 Score: 87/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

E. Guigal Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2013, Rhône A.C., France: From E. Guigal, this Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (2013) from the Rhône wine region is a robust southern French red wine blend of 70% old vines Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre grapes. Lush ripe red cherries, leather, licorice flavours can be found on the palate finishing with supple, velvety tannins. Pair with roast gamebirds. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: roast beef and all the trimmings, gorgonzola and other blue cheeses, lamburgers. Drink: 2018 - 2025 727503 14% D 750 mL $69.95 Score: 94/100. September 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Feudo Maccari Saia Nero D'avola 2015, Sicily D.O.C., Italy: Feudo Maccari Saia 2015 is a robust Nero D'avola from Noto in the Sicily wine region. This is a lush and fragrant red wine with plushy, ripe and tart cherry, dark berries, savoury spice flavours on the palate. Nero D'avola food pairings: beef rouladen, rabbit fricassee, slow-braised brisket. Drink: 2018 - 2023 128967 14% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 90/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Bertin 2015, Lussac St-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France: Château Bertin 2015 is an 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc Bordeaux blend from Lussac St-Émilion produced by Jean-Bernard Saby & Fils vign. On the palate, look for blackberry, black raspberry, vanilla, white pepper and smoky notes. Decant two hours prior to pouring with a rare roast of beef. Food pairings: stuffed flank steak, roast leg of lamb, veal piccata. Drink: 2018 - 2024 244046 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poggiotondo Brunello Di Montalcino 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Poggiotondo 2013 is a full-bodied Brunello Di Montalcino with layers of ripe blueberry, dark berries, leather and earthy mushroom flavours on the palate. Ready to drink now. Pair with a meaty lasagne. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: pasta in tomato sauce, meat pizza, vegetarian lasagna. Drink: 2018 - 2024 276576 14% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 91/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec 2015, Mendoza, Argentina: The Grapes for Catena Alta Historic Rows 2015 100% Malbec are sourced from four different vineyards, the Agrelo, La Consulta, Gualtallary and Lunlunta, and picked at four different times from old vines (historic rows). This is a medium-plus bodied, smooth Malbec with ripe dark fruit, blueberry and mulberry, savoury spice, tobacco leaf and leather flavours on the palate, finishing long and smoky. Malbec food pairings: lamb cutlets, beef tenderloin, cheddar cheese, herb-rubbed roast chicken. Drink: 2018 - 2024 982355 14% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 94/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pérez Cruz Limited Edition Carmenère 2016, Maipo Valley, Chile: Pérez Cruz Limited Edition 2016 is a silky Carmenère with rich concentrated wild red berries, herbs, tomato leaf flavours on the palate finishing with mocha and smoky notes. Carmenère food pairings: marinated steak, herb-encrusted lamb chops, spicy red meats, dark chocolate, hearty stews. Drink: 2018 - 2022 670539 13.5% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 91/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Best's Bin No. 1 Shiraz 2015, Great Western, Victoria, Australia: Best's Bin No. 1 2015 is a medium-plus-bodied Shiraz from the Great Western, Victoria with ripe blackberry, black plum, mint, savoury herb and anise spice flavours on the palate. Supple and smooth, try it with grilled pork chops tonight. Shiraz food pairings: pork chops, grilled radicchio, beef prosciutto, black bean soup, blue cheese. Drink: 2018 - 2023 222323 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. September 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Clos Du Loup Cuvée Prestige 2010, Blaye Côtes De Bordeaux, Bordeaux A.C., France: A full-bodied Bordeaux red wine blend of Cabernet and Merlot with aromas of toasty oak and dark fruit. The alcohol is high, but the wine doesn't taste hot. Finishes with cedar smoke, dried herbs and tart blackberries. Decant 1 hour and pair with a rare steak. Food pairings: barbeque venison ribs, roast partridge in bannock, roast leg of lamb. Drink: 2018 - 2024 469536 14.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 89/100. September 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trapiche Medalla Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Mendoza, Argentina, Argentina: A blockbuster Argentine red wine made from the classic Cabernet Sauvignon grape from vines planted in 1960. Aromas of dark fruit, cigar box, mocha and smoke. Full-bodied with a great finish. Pair with a pepper steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: beef bourgignon, roast veal stuffed with wild mushrooms, meatlover's pizza. Drink: 2018 - 2022 568865 15% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. September 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Masi Rosa Dei Masi Rosé 2017, Veneto I.G.T., Italy: Masi's Rosa Dei Masi 2017 is a great value rosé under $20 from the Veneto wine region. Made from Refosco grapes grown on the estate's property. A small proportion of the grapes are dried using the Appassimento method to concentrate the wine's acidity and freshness. On the palate, this is a lively rosé creamy and smooth on the palate with zesty red berry and white floral notes, Enjoy with grilled chicken and seafood. Rosé food pairings: Margherita pizza, salad, pork, strong cheese. Drink: 2018 - 2020 377267 12.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. September 2018. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Des Bertrands Réserve Des Bertrands Élegance Rosé 2017, Côtes De Provence, Provence A.P., France: A lovely, light-bodied, elegant southern French rose with aromas or clementine, strawberry blossom and white flowers. Medium acidity for seafood and shellfish. Delightful! Rosé food pairings: soft cheeses, lox, cream cheese and capers on baguette, salads. Drink: 2018 - 2020 557371 12.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 93/100. September 2018. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Forcadière Rosé 2017, Tavel, Rhône A.C., France: From France's Rhone wine region, Domaine Maby La Forcadière is a dry, full-bodied, mouth-watering, racy Tavel with racy, tart field berries and spices. Great aperitif or pair it with planked salmon. Pair with grilled seafood. Rosé food pairings: grilled chicken breast stuffed with ham and cheese, flattened Cornish hen with savoury dressing. Drink: 2018 - 2020 701318 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. September 2018. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Charles Smith Sangiovese Vino Rosé 2017, Washington, United States: Love this Walla Walla 100% Sangiovese rosé produced by Charles Smith. Vino 2017 is a pretty salmon colour in the glass with vibrant and bright flavours of strawberry, cherry, cranberry and rhubarb. Mouth-watering and juicy, and exactly what you want (need) on a warm summer day. Pair with planked salmon or grilled chicken. Sangiovese Vino Rosé food pairings: grilled pork sausages, grilled chicken breast, ham and pineapple pizza. Drink: 2018 - 2020 468652 12% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. September 2018. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wildass Rosé 2017, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: This Niagara-on-the-Lake rosé from Ontario's Wildass Stratus Vineyards from the 2017 vintage offers aromas of white flowers and rose petals on the nose with strawberry, rhubarb, lavender and light green herbs on the palate. This rosé is consistently fresh and crisp. Great on its own or with cold turkey sandwiches. Soft and pretty with aromas of sweet scented roses and lavender. Soft on acidity. Nice quaffer. Rosé food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, shellfish, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2018 - 2020 71712 12.3% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. September 2018. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château De Berne Émotion Rosé 2017, Côtes De Provence, Provence A.P., France: A lovely, medium-bodied southern French rose blend of Grenache Noir, Cinsault and Syrah grapes planted in south-facing vineyards and picked at night to preserve freshness. Aromas of strawberry, rose petal and spice in this terrific rosé. Pair with fresh seafood. Rosé food pairings: grilled salmon steak, baked ham, soft cheeses. Drink: 2018 - 2020 556183 13% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. September 2018. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Wolfberger Brut Crémant D'alsace, Alsace A.C., France: A crisp, clean, toasty Alsatian sparkling wine. Aromas of lemongrass and lime zest. Dry and mouth-watering. Pair with shellfish. Crémant D'alsace food pairings: oysters on the half-shell, quiches, egg dishes, salads. Drink: 2018 - 2020 460832 12% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. September 2018. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Eidosela Albariño 2017, Rías Baixas D.O., Spain: Crisp and clean and refreshing. This does have mouth-watering acidity but it's not the searing attack of acidity that you find in some wines from this region. From the Rías Baixas wine region, Eidosela 2017 Albariño is crisp, zesty with mouth-watering acidity for seafood. Look for zesty white grapefruit, lime and leesy flavours on the palate. This vintage was awarded Gold at Mundus Vini 2018. Albariño food pairings: linguine with clams and fennel, grilled seafood, crab cakes. Drink: 2018 - 2020 336271 13% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. September 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

2027 Falls Vineyard Riesling 2016, Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Winemaker Kevin Panagapka makes this sublimely delicious Niagara Riesling at a virtual winery, meaning he doesn't own the equipment, such as the press and tanks, but rather rents them from another winery. Juicy lime-lemon happiness with a gusher of mouth-watering pleasure. Medium-bodied and ultimate food-friendly. Riesling food pairings: mild vegetable curries, grilled pork sausages, schnitzels. Drink: 2016 - 2020 294041 10% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 92/100. September 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Meiomi Wines Chardonnay 2016, Sonoma Monterey Santa Barbara Counties, California, United States: Butterscotch richness on the nose of this full-bodied, generous Californian Chardonnay. Aromas of peach and pear with toffee from oak aging. Pair with roasted chicken or turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, lobster on buttered toast, cold turkey sandwiches. Drink: 2016 - 2019 410712 13.8% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. September 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bachelder Saunders Vineyard Chardonnay 2015, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: The 2015 vintage was a strong for Niagara, and for this winery in particular! Toasted almond on the nose and palate of this medium-bodied Niagara Chardonnay. Judicious use of oak aging. White apricot and chalky dry finish. Pair with roasted chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: seared scallop, grilled seafood, roasted stuffed chicken, beef bourguignon.. Drink: 2018 - 2023 324103 12.5% D 750 mL $44.95 Score: 91/100. September 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Man Free-Run Steen Chenin Blanc 2017, Coastal Region W.O., South Africa: Vibrant South African white wine made from the country's aromatic and iconic Chenin Blanc grape, called Steen in the country. From the Coastal Region Wine Region, Man Free-Run Steen 2017 is fantastic value under $20. Look for baked pear, honeyed tropical and stonefruit flavours on the palate. Nice balance of fruit to acidity. Man Vintners was founded in 2001 among three friends and their wives. To keep the peace, so the back label says, they named it for the first names of their wives: Marie, Anette and Nicky. Man Vintners was founded in 2001 among three friends and their wives. To keep the peace, so the back label says, they named it for the first names of their wives: Marie, Anette and Nicky. Chenin Blanc food pairings: grilled white-fleshed fish, mild sausage, Greek salad,. Drink: 2018 - 2020 126847 13% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. September 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Winery Chardonnay 2016, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Featherstone 2016 Chardonnay is smoky on the nose from oak aging for 12 months in Canadian oak barrels. This is a creamy, buttery Chardonnay from the Niagara Peninsula with ripe pear, peach, vanilla and citrus zest flavours on the palate. Canadian oak is actually the same as American. The difference is terroir and climate for the trees. Chardonnay food pairings: Asian dishes, crab cakes, pan-fried cod. Drink: 2018 - 2021 149302 13% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 87/100. September 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Chardonnay 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Burrowing Owl 2016 Chardonnay is an estate bottled, dry, full-bodied 100% Chardonnay from the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. Rich and buttery on the palate with smoky, toasted nut, baked pear, stonefruit flavours and vibrant acidity. Made by the Wyse family, this Chardonnay was awarded a Silver Medal at the 2018 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition. Pair with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: deep sea scallops, pan-fried cod, pasta in an Alfredo sauce. Drink: 2018 - 2022 208694 14% XD 750 mL $33.95 Score: 91/100. September 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Casas del Bosque Reserva Chardonnay 2016, Casablanca Valley D.O., Chile: A rich, full-bodied, juicy Chilean Chardonnay with attractive aromas of green apple and toasty oak. Pair with roast chicken or turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, steamed fresh crab, lobster Thermidor. Drink: 2018 - 2021 590760 14% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. September 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kim Crawford Pinot Gris 2017, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: From Kim Crawford, this Marlborough Pinot Gris (2017) is as fresh as any Sauvignon Blanc from that wine region, but with more aromas of lime, Asian pear, lemongrass and sweet cake spices. Drink: 2018-2020. Score - 91 (Natalie MacLean, nataliemaclean.com, March 3, 2018). Pinot Gris food pairings: grilled lobster tail in butter, stir-fried shrimp, grilled salmon. Drink: 2018 - 2020 369850 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. September 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

2027 Cellars Wismer Vineyard Fox Croft Block Chardonnay 2016, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada: From the Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment wine region, 2027 Cellars Wismer Vineyard Fox Croft Block 2016 is a toasty Chardonnay with ripe red apple, pear, sweet spice, lemon cream and smoky flavours from light oak ageing. This is a balanced and rich Chardonnay but not heavy. Pair with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, steamed fresh crab, lobster on buttered toast. Drink: 2018 - 2022 421362 12.8% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 88/100. September 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling 2016, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Chateau Ste. Michelle 2016 Riesling from the Columbia Valley, Washington is reminiscent of a warm spring rain. This is a great value Riesling under $20. So fresh, with white florals, citrus and Key lime zesty flavours on the palate, rounded with balanced acidity. Lots of racy juiciness on the palate for food like shellfish, smoked fish, creamy sauces or mild curries. Drink now and for the next three years. Riesling food pairings: roast chicken, spicy pasta dishes, shrimp tempura, grilled salmon with lemon sauce, duck liver pate. Drink: 2018 - 2022 685651 12% M 750 mL $16.95 Score: 92/100. September 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Les Vignes De Bila-Haut 2016, Côtes Du Roussillon, Midi A.C., France: Les Vignes De Bila-Haut 2016 is a great value 60% Grenache Blanc, 20% Macabeu, 10% Marsanne, 10% Vermentino white wine blend from the Côtes Du Roussillon produced by M. Chapoutier. This is dry, medium-bodied white with ripe stonefruit and spicy flavours on the palate. Chill and enjoy with grilled pork chops. Food pairings: oysters Rockefeller, seafood ceviche, whitefish and potato saffron cakes. Drink: 2018 - 2023 485656 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 91/100. September 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zenato Pinot Grigio 2017, Veneto I.G.T., Italy: Zenato 2017 is a dry and crisp, great value Pinot Grigio from the Veneto wine region. Lime, white grapefruit, lemongrass mingle on the aromatics and follow through on the palate. Steely, clean and crisp with white melon notes. Great aperitif. Pair it with Dover sole or fresh oysters. Pinot Grigio food pairings: Caprese salad, pasta with cream sauce, grilled chicken breast, frittata. Drink: 2018 - 2020 37648 12.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. September 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Borthwick Vineyard Paddy Borthwick Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Wairarapa, North Island, New Zealand: A mild, light-bodied New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from the cool climate region of Wairarapa. Aromas of nettle, chives, lemongrass and grapefruit. Racy acidity for seafood. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: steamed fresh shrimp, sautéed scallops with a squeeze of lemon juice, crab cakes, fish tacos. Drink: 2018 - 2020 361220 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. September 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine De Riaux Pouilly-Fumé 2016, Loire A.C., France: From the Loire wine region, Domaine De Riaux 2016 is a dry and zesty Pouilly-Fumé produced by Jeannot Père & Fils prop.-récolt. Zesty and lemon juicy on the palate, this wine is based on the Sauvignon Blanc wine grape. Bright citrus acidity with a mineral vein running through it. Drink after 2019. Great with shellfish. Pouilly-Fumé food pairings: seafood, salads, vegetarian dishes. Drink: 2018 - 2021 200063 13% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 90/100. September 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kessler Riesling 2015, Alsace A.C., France: Domaines Schlumberger Kessler 2015 is a Grand Cru Riesling from the Alsace wine region. Pale lemon in the glass, it is bone-dry with white stonefruit, ripe apple, melon, spicy citrus and mineral flavours on the palate. Food-friendly mouth-watering acidity to match. Drink or hold. Riesling food pairings: lemon chicken, crab cakes, pan-fried cod with lemon white sauce. Drink: 2018 - 2025 61176 14% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. September 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Waimea Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand: Crisp and vibrant New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with herbal aromas of grass, chives and lots of zesty acidity. Refreshing notes of lime and white grapefruit on the finish. Medium-bodied. Perfect for seafood. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: green salads with goat cheese and sliced beets, crab cakes, pan-fried panfish. Drink: 2018 - 2020 714295 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. September 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Colomé Torrontés 2017, Calchaquí Valley, Salta, Argentina: Torrontes, Argentina's best-known white grape, reaches its most poignant expression in high altitude vineyards planted at 1700 to 3100 metres above sea level. This is a medium-bodied white wine with honey, white blossoms with a spicy mix of grapefruit peel and a great price. Produced by the Hess Family. Torrontés food pairings: spicy dishes and curries, salads, seafood, shellfish, vegetarian dishes. Drink: 2018 - 2020 357913 13.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. September 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

St. Francis Chardonnay 2016, Sonoma County, California, United States: St. Francis 2016 is a buttery Californian Chardonnay from Sonoma County. This Chardonnay is dry, full-bodied with ripe white-fleshed stone fruits, lemon pie tartness and toasty oak. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled pork chops, stuffed chicken breast, mild hard cheese like fontina and edam. Drink: 2018 - 2022 317131 14% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. September 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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