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Vintages Release November 9, 2018

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Dessert Wine

Offley 10 Year Old Tawny Port, Oporto D.O.P., Portugal: Decadently rich tawny port with aromas of seductive toffee. Of course one can't resist saying that it's offley good ;) Aromas of caramel, butterscotch, baking spices and treacle. Finishes with toasted almond. Perfect for after dinner on its own or with biscotti. Port food pairings: crème brûlée, pecan in pastry, clear stock soup. Drink: 2016 - 2020 297788 20% S 750 mL $26.95 Score: 93/100. November 2018. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château des Charmes Vidal Icewine 2016, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Rich apricot delight with liquid essence of peach preserves. Beautifully fresh and rich Niagara icewine with apricot, peach and pear. Perfect as a dessert on its own or with fruit cobbler. Vidal Icewine food pairings: banana split, spice cake, crème brûlée, fruit-based desserts. Drink: 2017 - 2023 413732 9.5% S 375 mL $37.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

San Felice Chianti Classico 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A luscious, medium-bodied superbly balanced Italian red wine. This moderately priced, pleasant Chianti is perfect for Italian fare. Very attractive smoke and toasty oak on the nose. Black cherry, spice aromas, with good acidity in this almost full-bodied red wine. Polished tannins. Made from the traditional Sangiovese grape and other native varieties, this full-bodied Italian red wine has smooth tannins. The 2013 vintage of the Chianti Classico San Felice is mostly of Sangiovese grapes with some Colorino and Pugnitello grapes. Pugnitello almost became non-existent until this winery started using it in this popular blend. Pair with grilled meats. Chianti Classico food pairings: bucatini with sausage and peas, roast beef, cheesy pizza, stuffed roasted turkey. Drink: 2017 - 2023 282996 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

San Pedro 1865 Selected Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Maipo Valley, Chile: Savoury, feral, rich, dark and brooding South African red wine made from classic Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The grapes were harvested by hand in mid April and underwent a cold maceration of 5 days followed by a longer one of 25 days. The wine was aged in French oak barrels (95%) and America oak (5%). Intense concentration and depth of flavour: lots of fleshy black plums and berries. Pair with leg of lamb and rosemary. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast leg of lamb, grilled venison steak, bison burgers. Drink: 2017 - 2022 37911 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kim Crawford Small Parcels Rise and Shine Pinot Noir 2014, Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand: Fleshy ripe dark berries with a velvet texture on the tongue. This New Zealand Pinot Noir is pure decadence. Pair with guinea fowl. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal medallions, lamb in a red wine sauce, roasted pork loin, tortiere. Drink: 2014 - 2021 35337 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Speck Family Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2012, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Definitely more Bach than Beethoven in this Niagara red wine blend of Cabernet and Merlot grapes from a spectacular vintage. Aromas of deep, dark cassis and blackcurrant. Needs cellar time and 1-2 hours decanting. Pair with rare steak. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: braised lamb shanks with rosemary and roasted garlic accents, good quality chocolate. Drink: 2018 - 2022 616433 14% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 93/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Remo Farina Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2016, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Remo Farina Ripasso Valpolicella Classico is a juicy, vibrant full-on Italian red wine with mocha flavours from generous oak aging. Lots of black fruit, plums and spice and perfect for the grilled fare. The wine has great balance and structure and is a red wine blend of 50% Corvina, 15% Corvinone, 20% Rondinella, 5% Molinara and 10% Oseleta. Juicy, robust and vibrant Italian: a terrific wine especially at this price point. Aromas of black fleshy ripe blackberries, black plums and some dark spice. Almost reminds me of Californian Zinfandel but with a darker undertone. Perfect for grilled lamb. Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore food pairings: hearty winter stew, turkey burgers, pasta with a rich, meaty tomato sauce. Drink: 2018 - 2023 999946 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Faust Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Napa Valley, California, United States: Blackened chary cassis and blackcurrant with lots of toasty oak. Full-bodied, rich and smooth. Needs a rare steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled lamb chops, Asian chicken salad, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2018 - 2022 238261 14.5% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Halos De Jupiter 2016, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: A full-bodied southern French red wine from the Rhine Valley with gorgeous aromas of black fruit and pleasantly bitter, dry finish. Winemaker Michel Gassier and oenologist Philippe Cambie have crafted a blockbuster here. Pair with roast duck. Food pairings: pepper steak, hamburgers, roasted root vegetables. Drink: 2018 - 2021 276956 15% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mas Des Bressades Cuvée Tradition 2016, Costières De Nîmes, Rhône A.P., France: Mas Des Bressades Cuvée Tradition 2016 is a medium-plus-bodied equal portioned blend of Grenache and Syrah wine grapes from the Costieres de Nimes wine region. Produced by Cyril Marès, Mas Des Bressades Cuvée Tradition is savoury herbs, lavender, ripe cherry flavours on the palate finishing with a good length and a bit of pepper. Tannins are supple. Food pairings: vegetarian pizza, ham and asparagus quiche, rabbit fricassee. Drink: 2018 - 2022 143099 14.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ramon Bilbao Limited Edition Tempranillo 2014, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Juicy and full-bodied with attractive aromas of tanned leather, dark fruit, smoke and pencil led. The 2014 vintage of the Edición Limitada is a lovely wine for the money. There were 267,208 bottles and 13,030 magnums produced. Pair with lamb with rosemary. Tempranillo food pairings: grilled game sausage, roast pheasant, rich meaty soups. Drink: 2018 - 2023 547950 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley, California, United States: From Mount Veeder Winery, this California Cabernet Sauvignon (2014) is a big Cab with grapes grown high on the hillside slopes of Mount Veeder, clinging to rugged facades with rocky, steep soils. This is benchmark Californian cabernet in all its glory. Aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant and cassis with some dry underbrush and herbs and smoke on the finish. Tannins are soft, rounded. Pair with lamb with rosemary or pork tenderloin. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled veal chop with morel mushrooms, grilled lamb chops, mushroom and leek risotto. Drink: 2018 - 2024 708842 14.5% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Teyssier 2014, Montagne-Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France: From Château Teyssier, this 2014 vintage is a full-bodied Bordeaux blend of Merlot and Cabernet wine grapes with aromas of black cherry, cassis, baking spices, leather and tobacco. On the palate, there are ripe red fruits, cinnamon and vanilla flavours. Excellent balance between acidity and tannins. Food pairings: pizza, pasta, rare steaks, pork tenderloin, hard cheese. Drink: 2018 - 2029 226035 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carpineto farnito Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: Carpineto Farnito 2012 is a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon from the Tuscany wine region. The winery was established in 1967, and makes IGT designated wines from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that grows in hillside vineyards in Gaville which is close to Florence as well as Chianciano and Montepulciano in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Loaded with aromas and flavours of black fruit, smoke, mocha, and tanned leather. Great structure, long finish. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb Bolognese, grilled New York strip loin with chimichurri sauce, braised pork shanks with white beans, Asian chicken salad, Margherita pizza. Drink: 2018 - 2022 996553 12.5% D 750 mL $28.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pascual Toso Barrancas Toso 2015, Mendoza, Argentina: From well-known producer, Pascual Toso, Barrancas Toso 2015 is a great Malbec with fresh blackberry, blueberry, oak and spice on the nose. This broody, deep red and full-bodied Malbec is smooth with dried red berry fruit, florals, light herbs and a lengthy vanilla finish. Tannins are fine. Food pairings: chicken herb-rubbed roast, duck breast with celeriac purée, breaded veal cutlets, tagliatelle alla Bolognese, lamb burgers, spicy sausage. Drink: 2018 - 2024 494609 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cline Zinfandel 2016, Contra Costa County, California, United States: Cline's Zinfandel grape vines more than 100 years old. Notes of blackberry and toasty, black fruit, tar, smoke and toasty oak on this full-bodied red made for the barbeque. Big, long red berry and peppery finish. Zinfandel food pairings: hearty meat meals, pasta, aged cheddar, pulled pork. Drink: 2018 - 2022 719211 15% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chapillon Siendra 2015, Calatayud, Tarragona, Spain: From Bodegas Langa Hnos, Capillon Siendra 2015 is a dry, full-bodied 80% old vines Grenache, 7% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Merlot wine red wine blend. A luscious palate shows dark cassis, blackberries, vanilla, mint, slight pepper, oak and milk chocolate and a long finish. Remarkable value. Food pairings: grilled pork chops, roast lamb, bison burgers. Drink: 2018 - 2024 417675 14.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Volpaia Chianti Classico 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Volpaia 2015 is a medium-bodied Chianti Classico from the Tuscany wine region produced by Giovannella Stianti. This wine is an elegant blend of organically grown 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot and Syrah grapes. Barrel aged in large French oak casks for 12 months result in a brilliant ruby colour with intense aromas and flavours of ripe red fruit, cherry, violets, leather, pepper, herbal, cedar, earth and smoke. The finish is long and fruit driven with a herbal lift. Chianti Classico food pairings: tomato sauce, sun-dried tomato, baked fruit, spaghetti and meatballs, Bocconcini salad pizza. Drink: 2018 - 2024 953828 13.5% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Napa Valley, California, United States: From Duckhorn, their Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 is a robust Californian red that includes 10% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc in the blend. This lush and intense red is a great example of a full bodied Californian Cabernet - cassis, blackberry and mint on the nose - the palate has retained lots of juicy fruit flavors of plum, raspberry, cassis and blackberry and a long finish. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: rib roast, roast chicken, roast breast of veal. Drink: 2018 - 2025 24190 14.5% D 750 mL $89.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sassicaia 2015, Bolgheri, Tuscany D.O.C., Italy: Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2015 is a cult Super Tuscan. This flagship Italian red wine is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc grapes. Sassicaia has had a cult following since 1974 when a six year old vintage of the wine beat various coveted Bordeaux wines in a Decanter competition. While quite the price point, this winery was granted its very own DOC or appellation in recognition of its quality. This is a beautiful, elegant super Tuscan with expressive plum, blackcurrant, cherry, raspberry, strawberry and prune flavours on the palate. Rich with mouth-watering medium acidity, medium plus body and tannins. Food pairings: filet mignon, pork tenderloin, pizza, pasta, hard cheese. Drink: 2018 - 2036 480533 14% XD 750 mL $225.95 Score: 95/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Two Hands Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Two Hands Sexy Beast 2017 is a full-bodied, succulent Cabernet Sauvignon from cool-climate McLaren Vale, South Australia. Two Hands Sexy Beast is sensuous and sexy with it meaty, fleshy textured rich red with black plum, blackberry and dark spice flavours on the palate wrapped up with just a hint of smoke. Pair with a rib steak. McLaren Vale is famous for big, intense Shiraz and its Cabernets are similarly impressive. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pepper steaks, smoky ribs, chicken cacciatore, meat pizza. Drink: 2018 - 2022 219469 13.8% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montes Alpha Carmenère 2015, Colchagua Valley D.O., Chile: The Carmenère wine grapes for Montes Alpha 2015 were sustainably dry farmed. This Carmenère (aka Merlot) is incredibly concentrated rich and deep with fleshy black plums that you can dive head first into. Just another phenomenal wine from Montes with dark plum, blackberry and dark chocolate flavours on the palate. Carmenère food pairings: wine-braised beef, turkey with heavy sauces, wild boar, bison chilli. Drink: 2018 - 2025 143230 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Decoy Zinfandel 2016, Sonoma County, California, United States: This is a lush Zinfandel blend of 90% Zinfandel, 8% Petite Sirah, 1% each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot sourced from nine vineyards in Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma. Decoy from the Duckhorn Wine Company is a luscious, juicy and supple Zinfandel with black raspberry, blueberry and plum notes finishes with a smattering of cracked pepper. Zinfandel food pairings: roast leg of lamb, lamburgers, meat lover's pizza. Drink: 2018 - 2023 327502 13.9% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rodney Strong Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Rodney Strong's Knights Valley 2015 is a big California Cabernet Sauvignon. Almost purple in the glass with black currant, blackberry and plum aromas on the nose. The Knights Valley is the easternmost, and one of the warmest, of Sonoma's AVAs. Separated from the Pacific by the Coastal Ranges and the Mayacamas Mountains this area does not experience any of the cooling fogs and breezes for which much of Sonoma is known. Pair with rare cuts of meat. Terrific value. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: hearty meat dish, chicken, braised lamb. Drink: 2018 - 2025 456723 14.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Palazzo Brunello Di Montalcino 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Leather and violets on the nose with a silky palate on this robust Brunello Di Montalcino 2013 from the Tuscany wine region. Long on dark cherries, berries and earthy flavours with fine, silky tannins and a long berry fruit finish. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: grilled steak, roast leg of lamb, hard cheese, veal piccata. Drink: 2018 - 2026 660746 14.5% XD 750 mL $69.95 Score: 96/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ca' Momi 2015, California, United States: Ca' Momi 2015 is a robust blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel and Petit Sirah grapes. This is a great wine for the barbeque with its rich layers of red and dark fruit, supple tannins and finish. Food pairings: grilled steak, hard cheese, veal Porterhouse. Drink: 2018 - 2022 449744 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Ste. Michelle Syrah 2016, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Great value on this Washington Syrah From Chateau Ste. Michelle. This is an elegant, medium-plus-bodied Syrah (2016) from the Columbia Valley with lush and intense blueberry, dark cherry, chocolate and earthy violets on the palate. This Syrah was aged 16 months in a mix of French and American oak barrels. The Chateau is the cornerstone winery of Washington's wine scene. Pair with a rack of lamb. Syrah food pairings: roast beef, roast chicken, grilled filet mignon. Drink: 2018 - 2024 949651 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

3 Rings Shiraz 2015, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: From the Barossa Valley, 3 Rings 2015 Shiraz is a big, full-bodied, big alcohol as well (15% abv). On the palate black plum, cherry liqueur, cedar spice, roasted nuts and smoky flavours on the palate. Drink now and for the next five years. Shiraz food pairings: hamburgers, espresso and cocoa-rubbed flank steak, black bean soup, cheese. Drink: 2018 - 2022 15495 14.9% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: This 2013 Brunello Di Montalcino from Banfi is a fleshy and rich Brunello with ripe dark fruit, cherry, herb and nutty flavours and spice on the palate. Pair with wild boar with black truffle. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: grilled steak, roast leg of lamb, hard cheese, veal piccata. Drink: 2018 - 2026 378257 13.5% D 750 mL $55.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine De Rochebin Clos Saint-Germain Pinot Noir 2015, Burgundy A.P., France: Sweet cherry and chocolate on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied and smooth. Domaine de Rochebin was established in Burgundy in 1921. The vines were planted in the early 1970s. Pair with veal. Pinot Noir food pairings: beef roast Wellington, roast Cornish hens, lamb shanks in red wine sauce. Drink: 2018 - 2022 474890 12.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 88/100. November 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lan Gran Reserva 2010, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: From the Rioja wine region, Lan Gran Reserva 2010 is a robust blend of Tempranillo, with small amounts of Mazuelo and Graciano grapes grown on 20- to 25-year-old vines. The wine is youthful, with fresh blackberry and black cherry flavours on the palate. Drinking well now though will also keep in the cellar for a few years. Pair with a veal roast. Food pairings: herbed steaks, Portobello mushroom, chilli, soup, lamb chops. Drink: 2018 - 2024 928622 13.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Shingleback Davey Estate Reserve Shiraz 2015, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Davey Estate Reserve 2015 is a rich, full-bodied Shiraz from the well-known producer, Shingleback. Dark fruit and cherry, dark spice and pepper on the nose and palate. Pair with roast beef. The wine is small batch open-fermented and spends over one year maturing in American and French oak. Shiraz food pairings: stuffed beef rolls, spice-braised lamb, hamburgers, black bean soup. Drink: 2018 - 2024 431296 14.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Des Rosiers Moulin-À-Vent 2015, Beaujolais A.C., France: A glorious Beaujolais from the southern region of Burgundy, made from the Gamay grape. Aromas of dark field berries, plums and smoke on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied and smooth. Pair with roast chicken. Food pairings: roast chicken, grilled pork chops, grilled pepper steak. Drink: 2018 - 2024 556480 13.8% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 93/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2015, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: The Dead Arm 2015 Shiraz is d'Arenberg's big, broody red with blackberry and clove on the nose. On the palate, the blackberry flavours are ripe, creamy and sweet on the mid-palate finishing with cedar spice and some salinity. The low yielding vines that produce the grapes for this wine are called the dead arm as they look so wizened and ancient. The grapes are picked in small parcels and remain separate until final blending. They're gently crushed then transferred to five tonne headed down open fermenters. Drink now and for the next 15 years. Shiraz food pairings: lamb cutlets, hamburgers, espresso and cocoa-rubbed flank steak, black bean soup. Drink: 2018 - 2024 430512 14.5% XD 750 mL $58.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Susana Balbo Signature Malbec 2016, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Susana Balbo's Signature 2016 Malbec is rich and juicy with blueberry-blackberry pie aromas with a touch of smoke on the nose. With great acidity for food, ripe black fruit, oak, full bodied and structured tannins pair this one with barbeque fare. Drink now and for the next five years. Malbec food pairings: meatlover's pizza, lamb, spicy sausage, beef, meatloaf. Drink: 2018 - 2026 79798 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley, California, United States: Chateau Montelena 2014 is a dry and medium-bodied California Cabernet from the Napa Valley. The red wine blend is 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot grapes and is a real beauty with dark berry fruit and floral aromas with flavours of ripe black fruit flavours, anise, vanilla and dark chocolate notes on the palate. Drink now and for the next 15 years. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: rare porterhouse steak, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2018 - 2022 718452 14.5% XD 750 mL $55.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Chamiza Polo Professional Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Mendoza, Argentina: La Chamiza Polo Professional 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is great value. Deep and broody in the glass, the nose is rich with plum, blueberry and cinnamon spice; robust and rustic with notes of cassis and blackberry. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: herbed roast beef with grilled root vegetables. Drink: 2018 - 2024 128595 13.8% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J. Lohr Falcon's Perch Pinot Noir 2016, Monterey County, California, United States: J. Lohr's Falcon's Perch Pinot Noir 2016 is a medium-plus-bodied mostly Pinot Noir with some Valdiguié added giving the wine a nice rounded feel in the mouth. Wine grapes are grown in select cool-climate vineyards within and surrounding the Arroyo Seco and Santa Lucia Highlands regions of central Monterey County. Falcon’s Perch is so named for the falcon which had made its home in the lone pine tree among the vines. There is ripe blackberry, chocolate and toasty oak on the nose with bright florals, cherry and strawberry flavours on the palate. J. Lohr Estates Falcon’s Perch experienced the warmest growing season in 17 years in California's Monterey County. With that there is still good acidity on the wine for food. Pair with roast turkey. Pinot Noir food pairings: coffee-rubbed steak, duck, veal. Drink: 2018 - 2024 361717 13.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 89/100. November 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Monte Del Frá Lena Di Mezzo Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2013, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Monte Del Frá Lena Di Mezzo 2013 is a full-bodied Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico from the Veneto wine region. Deep and inky in the glass, on the nose the wine is fragrant with cherry liqueur and savoury spice. On the palate, it is fleshy with dried raisin and fig fruit, dried cherry and herbs flavours finishing with a mocha and spice. Very expressive and well-structured with chewy tannins. Drink now and for the next five years. Pair with Osso Buco. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: beef, prime rib, hamburger. Drink: 2018 - 2024 47506 15.5% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Concha Y Toro Terrunyo Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Las Terrazas Block, Pirque Vineyard, Maipo Valley D.O., Chile: The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for this full-bodied wine produced by Concha Y Toro, were sourced from the winery's estate Las Terrazas Block, Pirque Vineyard. On the palate there are flavours of blackberry jam and preserves, firm tannins and a sweet dark fruit finish. The vines were planted in 2003 in nutrient-poor alluvial, gravel and loam soils at 630-685 metres above sea level near the south bank of the Maipo River. Pair with roast beef. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled New York strip loin, hard cheese, braised pork shanks, veal chops. Drink: 2018 - 2023 562918 14.5% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Benmarco Malbec 2015, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Benmarco Malbec is a lush and rich Malbec produced by Susana Balbo. This unfined and unfiltered Argentine red wine is made from grapes that are hand-picked from vines planted in the Andean foothills. Vintner Susana Balbo is a masterful winemaker. This vintage is rich with juicy blackberry, dark chocolate and savoury herb flavours. Tannins are velvety. Enjoy now and for the next three years. Malbec food pairings: beef,  turkey, spicy dishes, tomato sauces, hamburgers. Drink: 2018 - 2023 657601 14% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Georges Duboeuf Rosé 2017, Beaujolais A.C., France: Pretty and zippy and zesty with vibrant notes of tart field strawberries, red berries and orange zest. Beaujolais is known for light reds, but this rosé from a well-known producer takes vibrancy to an upper level. Rosé food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, shellfish, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2018 - 2020 409755 12% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Xavier Vignon Rosé 2017, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.P., France: This savoury, mouth-watering French rosé is a blend of Mourvèdre, Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault grapes. Aromas of rose petal, dried herbs, field berries and spice. Pair with roast chicken or turkey. Rosé food pairings: charcuterie board, cream cheeses, asparagus, leek and goat cheese quiche. Drink: 2018 - 2020 450908 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Dom Pérignon Luminous Rosé Champagne 2005, Champagne A.C., France: This benchmark Champagne is now showing its age in a good way with toastier and nuttier aromas versus fresh fruit. Still lively and kicking strong though. Pair with gracious drawing rooms and long gowns. Oysters and caviar wouldn't hurt either. Rosé Champagne food pairings: Thai coconut shrimp, pasta with cheese-based sauce. Drink: 2017 - 2022 429365 12.5% XD 750 mL $338.95 Score: 96/100. November 2018. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bottega vinai Gold Prosecco, Treviso, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Crisp and clean with mouth-watering acidity. The bonus: it looks like Jay-Z's Ace of Spades which costs 100 times more. Perfect for fried chicken or fish and chips. Prosecco food pairings: steamed Dungeness crab, steamed lobster with lemon garlic sauce. Drink: 2016 - 2019 621458 11% D 750 mL $27.95 Score: 88/100. November 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Pierre Sparr Réserve Gewürztraminer 2016, Alsace A.C., France: A terrific Alsatian white wine with classic Gewürztraminer aromas of lychee, rosewater, grapefruit and baking spice. Pair with spicy and Asian dishes. Gewürztraminer food pairings: Asian dishes, pork tenderloin, curried rice, Panko-crusted chicken.. Drink: 2017 - 2021 747600 13.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cathedral Cellar Chardonnay 2015, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: A full-bodied, generous round South African Chardonnay with aromas of butterscotch and smoke. Well-priced and delicious. Pair with roasted chicken. The winery's cellar is cathedral vaulted with stained glass thus the name. The Cathedral Cellar Chardonnay offers remarkable value for this tasty, rich, buttery Chardonnay. Chardonnay food pairings: cranberry braised partridge, pork filet au gratin with green herbs, grilled chicken breast with cranberry and red currant sauce. Drink: 2017 - 2019 328559 14% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Maria Estate Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: From Marlborough, South Island, Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc is so fresh with green herbs, bright citrus notes and ripe stonefruit on the palate all wrapped up in an amazing acidity. The 2017 vintage of the delicious, mouth-watering Sauvignon Blanc from Villa Maria is terrific! This is classic Marlborough SB, with aromas of freshly cut grass and herbs. Pair pan-fried white fish. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Thai green curry fish, shellfish, chicken and sage skewers, fresh tomato and basil salad. Drink: 2017 - 2020 974527 13% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Creekside Backyard Block Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Creek Shores, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Creekside Backyard Block 2016 is a well-priced Sauvignon Blanc with wine grapes sourced from Creek Shores, Niagara Peninsula wine region. On the nose and palate, there are lemongrass, lime, herbs, and a flinty minerality. Creekside Sauvignon Blanc sources grapes grown behind the winery, thus the name Backyard. A great Sauvignon Blanc to pair with grilled veggies. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: chicken and sage skewers, fresh tomato and basil salad, oysters on the half shell, pan-fried freshwater fish. Drink: 2018 - 2019 341792 12.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. November 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kim Crawford Favourite Homestead Pinot Gris 2016, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: A fresh, crisp New Zealand Pinot Gris from a white wine master. Aromas of white and green melon, lemon zest and lime lift. Pair with fresh shellfish. Pinot Gris food pairings: roasted veal, pork tenderloin, roast turkey , seafood, pasta with cream sauce. Drink: 2018 - 2020 415463 13% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tawse Winery Inc. Sketches Of Niagara Riesling 2016, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Lovely lime vibrancy on the nose and palate of this off-dry Niagara Riesling. Notes of peach and pear and dried apricot. Beautifully made and balanced, and only 10% alcohol (yay). Riesling food pairings: baby greens salad, pork tenderloin, turkey breast, foie gras. Drink: 2018 - 2021 89029 10% M 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Joel Gott Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Napa Valley, California, United States: Crisp, fresh and dry with racy acidity for seafood. Aromas of chives, lemongrass and smoke. Medium-bodied. Lovely. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: tuna burgers, fish tacos, green salads topped with grilled shrimp. Drink: 2017 - 2020 191593 13.9% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Dry Riesling 2017, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: This wine is so juicy and succulent! It's dry but the fruit is so generous and luscious. A terrific BC Riesling with notes of lime zest, lemongrass, chives and stone. Pair with shellfish or seafood. Riesling food pairings: seafood ceviche, barbeque shrimp drizzled with lime, fresh crab or pork belly. Drink: 2018 - 2022 308312 12.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flat Rock Nadja's Vineyard Riesling 2017, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Flat Rock Nadja's Vineyard 2017 Riesling is an off-dry Riesling with green apple and lime zest aromas. On the palate, this is a bright and vibrant lemony Riesling with soft orange and herbal notes on the palate. Its mouth-watering acidity, makes it a fantastic food wine to pair with pork schnitzel and cheese spaetzle. Named for winemaker Ed Madronich's mother Nadia, this vineyard was planted in 2000. The two-hectare vineyard sits on the top of the Niagara Escarpment and with this elevation, the grapes ripen later than those below in the valley by several weeks. Riesling food pairings: grilled chicken with lemongrass stalk, spicy pasta dishes, Feta cheese, butternut squash risotto, duck liver pate. Drink: 2018 - 2022 578625 11.6% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castello Della Sala Cervaro Della Sala 2016, Umbria I.G.T., Italy: A stunningly rich and full-bodied and luscious Italian white wine made from Chardonnay and native Grechetto grapes. This winery's name is homage to the Monaldeschi della Cervara family, who owned the Castello della Sala estate in the 16th century. The wine is produced by Marchesi Antinori and first made in 1985. Creaminess comes from being one of the first Italian white wines to undergo malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in oak barriques. Aromas of golden apple, baked bread and butter. Pair with roast chicken. Food pairings: pan-fried panfish, fish tacos, grilled chicken. Drink: 2018 - 2021 512376 12.5% XD 750 mL $68.95 Score: 95/100. November 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jermann Pinot Grigio 2017, Venezia Giulia, Friuli I.G.T., Italy: Jermann 2017 is a racy Pinot Grigio with wine grapes sourced from Venezia Giulia, Friuli wine region with, layered peach, soft orange citrus and tropical fruit flavours and citrus notes on the palate. The first vintage of this perennial favourite was produced in 1974. Chill and enjoy now with creamy seafood dishes. Pinot Grigio food pairings: oysters on the half-shell, frittata, Dungeness crab, grilled lake fish. Drink: 2018 - 2021 117093 12.5% XD 750 mL $36.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 2015, Napa Valley, California, United States: The 2015 Chardonnay from Chateau Montelena 2015 is a full-bodied, dry, nutty and toasty Chardonnay with smoky flavours from oak aging. This Californian Chardonnay was featured in the movie Bottle Shock. This Chardonnay from Napa is full-bodied. Montelena has managed to produce a pleasant, balanced Chardonnay. The 2015 Chardonnay is from a warmer vintage giving a richer Chardonnay. Enjoy now and for the next three years. Chardonnay food pairings: seared scallops, grilled seafood, stuffed roast chicken. Drink: 2018 - 2021 701748 13.7% XD 750 mL $79.95 Score: 89/100. November 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château des Charmes Paul Bosc Estate Chardonnay 2015, St. David's Bench, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From Château des Charmes Paul Bosc Estate 2015 is a dry, rounded Chardonnay with wine grapes sourced from 40 year old vines on St. David's Bench in Niagara on-the-Lake wine region that were planted by Paul Bosc, when French wine grapes were almost unheard of in Ontario. On the palate, the wine is rich, cream with ripe citrus, pineapple flavours, buttery, spicy and toasty on the palate. Pair with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled chicken with honey mustard glaze, butternut squash risotto, roast quail stuffed with wild mushrooms. Drink: 2018 - 2022 287268 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sofia Chardonnay 2016, Monterey County, California, United States: This lovely Californian Chardonnay is produced by the Francis Ford Coppola winery and is named after the film director's daughter, Sofia. Full-bodied and supple with aromas of golden apple, pear, peach, butterscotch and toasty oak. Pair with roast chicken or turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: seared scallops, grilled seafood, stuffed roast chicken. Drink: 2018 - 2021 458836 12.8% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 89/100. November 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hervé Azo Chablis 2016, Burgundy A.C., France: Hervé Azo 2016 is a clean and crisp unoaked Old World Chablis from northern Burgundy. Wine grapes are sourced from 30 year old vines grown in Kimmeridgian limestone soils in cool-climate Chablis. Steely, lean with green apple crunch, mineral core. Pair with seafood dishes or roast chicken. Chablis food pairings: roast turkey, pork tenderloin, crab cakes with garlic aioli, pan-fried panfish. Drink: 2018 - 2024 185736 12.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 89/100. November 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery Bone Dry Riesling 2017, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Coffin Ridge Bone Dry 2017 Riesling is very dry with vibrant acidity lime and green apple aromas and flavours to match. All of Coffin Ridge's wines are suitable for vegans. Riesling food pairings: roast chicken, turkey, fish tacos, grilled calamari. Drink: 2018 - 2020 232744 11.9% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. November 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Skuttlebutt Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia: Skuttlebutt 2017 is a 51% Semillon and 49% Sauvignon Blanc white blend from wine grapes sourced from the Margaret River wine region, Western Australia. Produced by Stella Bella, this crisp and zesty white is pale straw in the glass with soft citrus and tropical fruit aromas and flavours. Skuttlebutt is a nautical term for the source of water on sea going vessels and has since derived the slang meaning of gossip or rumour. The site of life-sustaining liquid onboard ships was also the bed from which the grapevine of social gossip sprouted. Chill and enjoy now with your best friend over lunch. Sauvignon Blanc Semillon food pairings: coquilles St Jacques, Greek salad, salmon tartare served on shaved carrot and zucchini. Drink: 2018 - 2020 47621 12% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuissé 2016, Burgundy A.C., France: Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuissé 2016 is a classic, bone-dry French Burgundy with green apple, white peach and a sniff of smoke Generous, elegant with ripe orchard fruit, white florals, vibrant citrus flavours wrapped up in a whiff of smoke and a flinty minerality. Pair with creamy seafood dishes. Pouilly-Fuissé food pairings: grilled chicken, lobster dishes, egg dishes, quiches. Drink: 2018 - 2023 732917 13% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Redstone Chardonnay 2015, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely, balanced Niagara Chardonnay with aromas of golden apple, Asian pear and baking spices. Redstone is owned by Niagara's Tawse Winery. The wine was matured 1 year in French oak barrels. Pair with corn on the cob and roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: butternut ravioli served with Alfredo sauce, roast duck, crab cakes. Drink: 2018 - 2021 398966 12.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J. Lohr October Night Chardonnay 2016, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County, California, United States: October Night 2016 Chardonnay is a full-bodied and buttery Californian Chardonnay from a well-known producer, J. Lohr. On the nose soft orange and spicy aromas; baked apple, nutty, lemon zest and grapefruit flavours on the palate. Zesty acidity good for food. Pair with grilled pork chops and applesauce. Chardonnay food pairings: marinated lemon herb chicken breast grilled on the barbie. Drink: 2018 - 2022 225375 14.9% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 89/100. November 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stoller Family Chardonnay 2016, Dundee Hills, Yamhill County, Oregon, United States: A luscious Oregon white wine made from the classic Chardonnay grape. Aromas of golden apple, toast and sea salt. Pair with crab cakes. Chardonnay food pairings: salads topped with grilled shrimp, crab cakes, fish tacos. Drink: 2018 - 2021 461574 13.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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