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Vintages Release November 24, 2018

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Dessert Wine

Hidalgo Napoleon Amontillado Sherry, Jerez D.O., Spain: A lovely, nutty Amontillado produced by the Napoleon bodega, established near the end of the 18th century. Pair with cheeses, toasted walnuts and almonds. Sherry food pairings: roasted nuts, tapas, mature cheeses. Drink: 2018 - 2019 471094 17.5% M 500 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Villa Cafaggio Cortaccio 2007, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: Villa Cafaggio Cortaccio is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon red wine from the Tuscany wine region and is aging nicely just showing some signs of maturity and it quite elegant. Look for dried cherries, leathery notes, meat and spice on the palate. Villa Caffagio dates back to 1498. Pair with a meaty lasagne or meaty game dishes. Food pairings: roasted vegetable casserole with piquant cheese, hard cheeses, pasta and rich tomato meat sauce. Drink: 2018 - 2023 20966 14% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Signac Chusclan 2015, Côtes Du Rhône-Villages, Rhône A.P., France: A terrific value for this price! This robust, deeply flavoured southern French red wine blend offers lots of pleasure in the glass. Aromas of black cherry, blackberry and smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: grilled sirloin steak, tourtière, grilled lamb chops. Drink: 2018 - 2025 537878 13.9% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J. Lohr South Ridge Syrah 2015, Paso Robles, California, United States: J. Lohr's South Ridge 2015 is a full-bodied and generous Syrah from the Paso Robles wine region in California. Dark plum with blackberry, white pepper and smoky, toasty oak, this wine is poised and well-balanced. Enjoy now and for the next three years. Syrah food pairings: meat pizza, Margherita pizza, feta stuffed hamburgers. Drink: 2018 - 2021 948240 13.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 88/100. November 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Maison Jessiaume Santenay 2013, Burgundy A.C., France: A silky, smooth medium-bodied Old World Burgundian Pinot Noir with aromas of tart cherry and fresh earth. Pair with veal or roast chicken. Food pairings: grilled lamb chops, veal Scaloppini, sautéed pork tenderloin. Drink: 2018 - 2022 629170 12.4% XD 750 mL $33.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pietranera Brunello Di Montalcino 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Pietranera 2013 is a full-bodied and smooth Brunello Di Montalcino from the Tuscany wine region. Lots of strawberry, cherry, savoury and spicy flavours on the palate. Finishes long with earthy and spicy flavours. Would benefit from some time in cellar to unwind. Better after 2020. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: grilled steak, roast leg of lamb, hard cheese, veal piccata. Drink: 2018 - 2024 189761 14% XD 750 mL $45.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gabriel Meffre Saint-Barthélémy 2015, Vacqueyras, Rhône A.P., France: A gorgeous, full-bodied, supple southern French red wine blend of mostly Grenache and Syrah grapes from the Vacqueyras region of the Rhone Valley. Aromas of fleshy ripe blackberries and cassis with smoke. Pair with roast beef. Food pairings: grilled ribeye steak, veal Porterhouse steak, grilled lamb lollipops. Drink: 2018 - 2024 479691 14% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir 2015, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: From the Dundee Hills in the Willamette Valley, Oregon, Domaine Drouhin Oregon 2015 is a dry, silky red with Old World elegance. On the nose there are dried florals, violets and crushed red berry aromas. Drouhin brings their expertise in crafting aromatic elegance in Bourgogne to a region with the perfect climate for Pinot Noir. A great medium-plus-bodied Pinot Noir that with blue florals, earthy violets, ripe red cherry and raspberry flavours on the palate. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal chops, grilled duck sausages, pork tenderloin, barbecued lamb sirloin, grilled carrot mash and spring greens purée. Drink: 2018 - 2025 961284 14.1% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 94/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Athene 2015, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Athene 2015 is a lush and full-bodied red blend of 52% Syrah, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon produced by well-known Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. The Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon wine grapes were hand-harvested from Burrowing Owl’s Vineyard on Black Sage Bench. This vintage is rich, structured and smoke with incredible layers of blackberry, raspberry and blueberry fruit, savoury herbs, blue and violet florals and toasty oak flavours on the palate. Rich and opulent. Enjoy now and for the next five years. Food pairings: grilled meats, meat lover's pizza, meaty stews. Drink: 2018 - 2025 371336 14.5% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 93/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Volte dell'Ornellaia 2016, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: Le Volte Dell'ornellaia 2016 is the magnum size version of this full-bodied, fruity and savoury red wine. This is the second label of the Super Tuscan producer Ornellaia and is a blend of 67% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Sangiovese wine grapes. The wine aged for 10 months, partly in barrique used for Ornellaia and partly in cement tanks. Lots of plummy, blackberry, cassis and spicy flavours on this lush red finishing earthy and spicy. Tannins are fine and dusty. Great cellar wine for three or more years. Better in 2020. Food pairings: prime rib, New York strip loin barbecued ribs in rich gravy. Drink: 2018 - 2028 51458 13% XD 1500 mL $64.95 Score: 93/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

William Fèvre Espino Gran Cuvée Carmenère 2014, Las Majadas Vineyard, Maipo Valley D.O., Chile: A luscious, long and rich Chilean Carmenère that also has 11% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. This wine was matured for 12 months in French oak barrels. Featuring aromas of dark fruit, smoke and spice. Perfect for grilled meats. Gran Cuvée Carmenère food pairings: stuffed green and red peppers, meaty lasagne, Porchetta. Drink: 2018 - 2021 624718 14.1% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Basilica Cafaggio Single Estate Chianti Classico 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Basilica Cafaggio Single Estate is a Chianti Classico from the Tuscany wine region. Great price on this Chianti with great acidity for food, ripe red berry, cherry, strawberry, floral and spicy flavours on the palate. Pair with you favourite pasta and rich tomato meat sauce. Chianti Classico food pairings: pasta and rich tomato sauce, cheesy pizza, meat lasagne. Drink: 2018 - 2024 421107 13% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo 2015, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo 2015 is a full-bodied, robust, chewy red wine made from 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot grapes with blackberry, spicy and savoury herb flavours. Would benefit from some time in cellar. Decant for two hours prior to serving with pasta in meat or tomato-based sauces. Food pairings: tomato sauce and pasta, vegetarian lasagna with rich tomato sauce, three cheese pizza. Drink: 2018 - 2022 727636 13.5% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 88/100. November 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Don Jacobo Gran Reserva 2004, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A lovely, mature Rioja that's ready for drinking now. It's a robust but elegant blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, and 5% Graciano grapes. Aromas of tanned leather, smoke and dried tobacco leaves with dried herbs. Pair with grilled lamb. Food pairings: game dishes, grilled pork sausages, roast duck. Drink: 2018 - 2022 923748 12.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 93/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mendel Malbec 2015, Mendoza, Argentina: Mendel 2015 is a full-bodied, mouth-watering Malbec from Mendoza. with spicy dark plum, ripe red berry and savoury herb flavours. Great acidity and structure. Pair with grilled game sausages. Malbec food pairings: grilled radicchio, lamb cutlets, pasta, beef tenderloin. Drink: 2018 - 2022 108225 14.5% D 750 mL $27.95 Score: 89/100. November 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hedges Family Estate 2013, Red Mountain, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: This gorgeous Washington red wine features mature tanned lather and smoky aromas on the nose. It's also savoury, full-bodied and has a firm grip. The 2013 vintage is a robust blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Syrah and 5% Cabernet Franc. It was aged for 12 months in French, American and Hungarian oak barrels. Aromas of cedar brush, black currant and smoke. Finishes with vanilla spice and cedar brush. Decant 1-2 hours. Pair with lamb. Food pairings: lamburgers, gourmet burgers, bobotje. Drink: 2018 - 2023 1594 13.5% XD 750 mL $38.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Antinori Pian Delle Vigne Brunello Di Montalcino 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Antinori Pian Delle Vigne is a Brunello Di Montalcino from the Tuscany wine region. Concentrated and densely structured with ripe cherry, red plum, dark chocolate, earthy spice and tobacco leaf flavours. Would benefit from some time in cellar -- about three years. Better in 2021. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: grilled steak, roast leg of lamb, hard cheese, veal piccata. Drink: 2018 - 2014 651141 14% D 750 mL $61.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Maipo Valley D.O., Chile: Vina Tarapaca Gran Reserva is a great value Cabernet Sauvignon from the Maipo Valley. Savoury with ripe black plums, dark spices and tobacco leaf flavours on the palate, pair this full-bodied earthy Cab with smoky barbequed ribs. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pizza, pasta, rare steaks, pork tenderloin, hard cheese. Drink: 2018 - 2024 18721 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Two Hands Wines Brave Faces Grenache Mourvèdre Shiraz 2016, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: Two Hands Brave Faces is a full-bodied, fleshy Grenache Mourvèdre and Shiraz red wine blend from the Barossa Valley in South Australia. On the palate, ripe berry fruit, with cake spice and peppery flavours all wrapped up in a leathery notes and a whiff of smoke. Easy to enjoy. Drink now and for the next five years. Grenache Mourvèdre Shiraz food pairings: baked ham, veal chops, herbed pork tenderloin. Drink: 2018 - 2023 660035 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marchand-Tawse Pinot Noir 2015, Burgundy A.C., France: From the Burgundy wine region, Marchand-Tawse 2015 is a smooth, supple and rich Pinot Noir with cherry, blackberry, violets and grilled herbs on the palate. Great acidity for food. Produced by a joint venture between Moray Tawse, of Niagara's Tawse winery, and Burgundian winemaker Pascal Marchand. The Pinot Noir vines were planted in 1978 in the clay and limestone soils of Pommard, one of Burgundy's most respected communes. Enjoy now and for the next five years. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal scaloppini, beef, smoked salmon, coq au vin. Drink: 2018 - 2022 285601 13% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hacienda Valvarés 2015, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A nicely balanced, elegant Rioja with aromas of red berries and smoke with earth. This full-bodied Crianza is lovely to sip. Pair with lamb. Food pairings: leg of lamb, cheese, venison stew, hearty lasagne. Drink: 2018 - 2024 423509 14% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Columbia Crest Winery H3 Les Chevaux Red Blend 2014, Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Columbia Crest's H3 Les Chevaux 2014 is produced from wine grapes sourced from Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington. The wine is a rich red blend of 63% Syrah, 33% Merlot and 4% Viognier is full-bodied, mouth filling and very satisfying. Ripe blueberry, brambleberry, dark plums, mocha and oak spice flavours caresses the palate and finishes long with mocha and ripe dark cherries. Enjoy with a beef bourguignon. Red Blend food pairings: game meats, rare roast beef, spice-braised lamb, cheddar. Drink: 2018 - 2023 287425 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Nk'Mip Cellars Qwam Qwmt Syrah 2015, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Nk'mip's Qwam Qwmt 2015 Syrah is an absolutely stunning full-bodied, juicy, lush red from British Columbia. Lots of dark berry, lush raspberry, spice and chocolate flavours and velvety on the palate. So rich and elegant. Drink now and for the next five years. This vintage was awarded Gold at the 2018 National Wine Awards of Canada. Syrah food pairings: Brazilian-style flank steak, rack of BBQ ribs, veal Porterhouse, grilled lamb, cheese. Drink: 2018 - 2025 230094 14% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 93/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Arboleda Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Aconcagua Valley D.O., Chile: Arboleda 2016 is a well-priced single-vineyard, medium-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with ripe black currant, fresh green herbs on the nose and smooth on the palate. Enjoy now and pair with a grilled steak and sautéed mushrooms. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: beef enchiladas, barbecued ribs in sauce, hamburger, hard cheese, braised pork shanks with white beans. Drink: 2018 - 2024 606764 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cantina Zaccagnini Tralcetto Montepulciano D'abruzzo 2016, Abruzzo D.O.C., Italy: Zaccagnini Tralcetto 2016 is a full-bodied, rich Montepulciano D'abruzzo with dark fruit, blackberry, cedar spice and mocha flavours from oak aging. Mexican Founded in 1978, Zaccagnini makes wines that are immediately recognizable with the small piece of grapevine cutting attached to the neck of the bottle. Pair meaty pastas or smoked meat platters. Montepulciano D'abruzzo food pairings: Mexican mole, grilled sirloin steak, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2018 - 2021 396382 12.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2016, Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia: Savoury black fruit with a satisfying meaty note on the mid-palate. Cassis and blackberry tickle the senses and lead into a long smoky finish. Such great finesse and elegance in a wine known for being all upfront with fruit. Sample and see that winemaker Sue Hodder has a special kind of genius when it comes to cool-climate Australian red wines. The estate was founded by John Riddoch who planted vineyards in 1896 and built the famous triple gabled winery. Pair with rare cuts of beef. Shiraz food pairings: lamb cutlets, hamburgers, espresso and cocoa-rubbed flank steak, black bean soup. Drink: 2018 - 2025 433060 13.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zuccardi José Malbec 2014, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Zuccardi consistently over-delivers on the taste-price ratio, and this wine is no exception. The 2014 vintage is a beautifully supple, full-bodied, smooth Argentine red wine blend of mostly Malbec with 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from Altamira and Gualtallary. It fermented in concrete vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in large oak foudres. Enjoy now and for the next five years. Malbec food pairings: farmer's style pork chops, slow-cooked pork ribs, crown pork roast. Drink: 2018 - 2025 163725 15.1% D 750 mL $44.95 Score: 93/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Giada Suri Suri Barbera D'asti 2015, Piedmont D.O.P., Italy: Villa Giada Suri 2015 is lush, unfiltered Barbera D'asti from the Piedmont wine region suitable for vegans. A terrific wine for the money. Meaty and full-bodied with blackberries and plums matched with great acidity for food. Villa Giada was built at the beginning of the 19th century and is situated just south of the small town of Bra, which is famous for its biennial cheese festival. The Barbera grapes for this wine were hand-harvested from vines planted at 300 metres elevation. Barbera D'asti food pairings: meaty pasta and tomato sauce dishes, vegetarian lasagne, cheesy pizza. Drink: 2018 - 2024 577718 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Oyster Bay Merlot 2016, Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand: From Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand, Oyster Bay is smooth, ripe black plum and blackberries balanced with good acidity and rounded tannins. Drink now and for the next three years. Merlot food pairings: rare roast beef, coq au vin, lamb chops. Drink: 2018 - 2022 692343 13.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beringer The Waymaker 2015, Paso Robles, California, United States: From Beringer, there is so much flavour on this medium-plus-bodied red blend from Paso Robles, California. The Waymaker 2015 is a rich and textured blend of 38% Shiraz, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petite Sirah, 7% Zinfandel, 6% Tannat, 3% Mouvedre and 3% Malbec. A delicious and rich blend of chocolate-covered cherries and red berry flavours wrapped up nicely in sweet cake spice. Food pairings: grilled meats, sausage cassoulet, vegetarian chili. Drink: 2018 - 2024 631861 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sonvida Malbec Reserve 2015, Paraje Altmira, Mendoza, Argentina: Sonvida is a Argentinean single-vineyard Malbec from the Mendoza wine region with Malbec grapes planted in the Paraje Altamira district at 1,029 metres above sea level. Nicely spiced with ripe dark and red berry, cherry fruit and juicy. Finishes long with ripe red fruit flavours on the palate. Enjoy now and for the next three years. Malbec Reserve food pairings: cheese pizza , tagliatelle alla Bolognese, chicken herb-rubbed roast, hamburger. Drink: 2018 - 2022 458240 14% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 89/100. November 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Queylus Tradition Pinot Noir 2014, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A spectacular Pinot Noir from an excellent producer in a great year -- the perfect storm conditions to create a glorious and hedonistic tempest in your glass. Seductive fleshy cherry and cranberry with spice on the nose and palate of this ethereal Ontario Pinot Noir. Winemaker Thomas Bachelder is a master; he belongs with the Justice League of Super Heroes: Vine Man! Pair with more of the same. Pinot Noir food pairings: lamb and pilaf casserole, roast leg of lamb in rosemary and garlic, lamb chops with Danish blue cheese. Drink: 2016 - 2023 392738 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley, California, United States: Sweet chocolate, mocha, espresso, coffee and smoke on the nose of this full-bodied Californian Cabernet from lavish oak aging. Fleshy sweet black plums and blackberries. Full-bodied and supple. Pair with a juicy steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: filet mignon, pork tenderloin, pizza, pasta, hard cheese. Drink: 2017 - 2022 711663 15.2% D 750 mL $199.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre 2014, Veneto I.G.T., Italy: Sweet chocolate flavours on the palate from generous oak aging. Aromas of coffee and espresso on the nose, with black fruit and smoke on the palate of this robust Italian red. Smooth and mouth-filling with black fruit and smoke on a long finish. Decant 2 hours and enjoy with meat lovers' pizza. Food pairings: pizza with meat, pork tenderloin, rare beef steaks. Drink: 2017 - 2020 672931 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. November 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Earthquake Zinfandel 2014, Lodi, California, United States: Made from old vines in the Lodi region of California, famous for Zin, this towering Californian Zinfandel has big aromas and flavours of purple plums, blueberry and blackberry jam. Very juicy and rich on the palate and finish. Pair with pterodactyl wings or brontosaurus burgers. Zinfandel food pairings: aged cheddar, grilled lamb loin, grilled duck breast, Italian sausage burgers. Drink: 2017 - 2022 59717 15% XD 750 mL $42.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Terrazas De Los Andes Reserva Malbec 2015, Mendoza, Argentina: Superbly crafted and well-balanced with a long finish. A luscious, full-bodied Argentine Malbec with classic aromas of fleshy ripe black plum and mulberry. A meaty, savoury mid-palate with a strong core of minerality. This Argentine red wine is made from Malbec grapes grown at the ideal altitude of 1,067 metres above sea level for the ripening and complex evolution of Malbec. Round, full-bodied and redolent of black fruit and toast. Some dark spice on the finish which is long and satisfying. Pair with a rare filet mignon. Malbec food pairings: chicken herb-rubbed roast, hamburger, roasted veal, sausages. Drink: 2017 - 2023 29280 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tommasi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2013, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: Juicy with racy acidity for tangy meat sauces. Made using the traditional apassimento method of drying the grapes on mats before fermentation to concentrate flavour and body. Classic Amarone with some nuances of wild violets and black cherry liqueur on the finish. Smoky and dark yet elegant in a muscular way. This brooding Italian red wine offers black fruit aromas and smoke on the nose. Underneath and on the palate there's a sensual layer of black fleshy ripe fruit and dark spices. Best consumed with hearty meat dishes and robust conversation. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: osso buco, Tuscan rabbit, meatlover's pizza, roast pork. Drink: 2017 - 2026 356220 15% D 750 mL $48.95 Score: 95/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Small Gully Mr. Black's Little Book Shiraz 2015, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: The alcohol is high at 15%, but this robust Australian red wine tastes balanced, and not hot. Made from the classic Shiraz grape, it offers lots of fleshy ripe blackberries and black plums. Some dark spice on the finish. Pair with a pepper steak. Shiraz food pairings: pork, pasta in meat sauce, steak, lamb cutlets, beef brisket, peppercorn steak. Drink: 2018 - 2022 287979 15% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kaiken Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Mendoza, Argentina: Sexy Argentine red wine for sensualists. A rich, deeply concentrated red with blackberry liqueur and blueberry preserve aromas. Smooth and full-bodied. Fantastic for barbecues. This is a red for hedonists and evenings beside a crackling fire. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: prime rib, hearty meat stews, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2018 - 2024 135202 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Versado Malbec 2014, Luján De Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina: Black spice and dark plum with attractive pepper and smoke on the nose and palate of this full-bodied Argentine red wine made from the country's flagship red grape Malbec. Perfect for meat lovers' pizza. Malbec food pairings: marinated steaks, beef stews, grilled sausages. Drink: 2018 - 2022 317008 14.8% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Faizeau Vieilles Vignes 2012, Montagne Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France: A full-bodied, supple Bordeaux red wine from the Right Bank with classic notes of black plum and smoke. Pair with grilled pork chops. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb, grilled New York strip loin, hard cheese. Drink: 2018 - 2022 437574 13% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 88/100. November 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fontanafredda Nebbiolo 2014, Langhe D.O.C., Italy: Lots of racy acidity on the palate with aromas of tart and sour cherry. Full-bodied and smooth. Pair with tangy tomato sauce or spicy sausages. Nebbiolo food pairings: venison meatball pot pie, wild turkey shepherd's pie, roast rabbit and mushroom herb dumplings. Drink: 2018 - 2025 397448 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Monasterio De Las Viñas San José De Aguarón Reserva 2012, Cariñena D.O., Spain: Juicy and mouth-watering with aromas of tanned leather and cigar box. Supple and smooth. Ready to drink now with grilled lamb. Food pairings: grilled lamb chops, roast of pork in wine jus. Drink: 2017 - 2020 166579 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lafage Tessellae Carignan 2015, Cotes Catalanes, Southwest I.G.P., France: A blockbuster big southern French red wine that's what I call a palate-wacker. Juicy and full-bodied x 10. Very supple and smooth. Lots of fleshy blackberry aromas and flavours. Great value, quality and taste for the price. Pair with pork tenderloin. Carignan food pairings: stuffed beef braciole, venison stew, sharp aged cheddar. Drink: 2017 - 2020 343509 14.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stag's Leap Wine Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Napa Valley, California, United States: Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis (2014) is an elegant, classic Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley wine region. Rich, luscious and medium-plus bodied with velvet layers of fleshy blackberries, nuances of smoke, earthy florals and smoked meat. Named after the Greek goddess of the hunt, Artemis pair this rich red blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% in Merlot and Malbec with a rare rib steak. Elegant, classic Californian red wine. One of the cult classics that collectors chase through the forest of liquor store aisles. Rich, luscious and full-bodied with velvet layers of fleshy blackberries to caress your tongue and senses. Lovely nuances of smoke, forest floor and bacon. Racy, chewy and satisfying. Drink now and for the next five years. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pepper steaks, smoky ribs, hard cheese, braised pork shanks. Drink: 2018 - 2024 708982 14.5% XD 750 mL $84.95 Score: 93/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block 2016, Swartland W.O., South Africa: The Chocolate Block from Swartland wine region is consistently great. Savoury, delicious with its blackberry, cedarbrush and smoky cedarbrush flavours, this full-bodied red is a robust South African red wine blend of 79% Syrah, 11% Grenache Noir, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cinsault and 1% Viognier sourced from that wine region. Cedar smoke from oak aging and blackened fruit. It's savoury, complex and delicious: wow! Cassis, blackberry and cedar forest. Meaty and enticing, full-bodied wonderful with a concentrated weave of anise, cigar box, pepper and meaty notes. Extremely juicy and mouth-watering in a food-happy kind of way. Balanced and delicious: this is a terrific red to red if you're not familiar with South African wines, or even if you are. Nice long finish and a little bit of heat at almost 15% abv. Pair with a South African Bobotje. Food pairings: Bobtje, roast chicken Marbella, western BBQ chicken, vegetable chilli. Drink: 2018 - 2022 129353 14% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 89/100. November 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dandelion Lioness Of Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2016, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: These winemakers see the devil in the weeds, allowing dandelions to grow among the vine as they suppress other weeds and provide nutritious mulch. The "wishing clocks" of white seed in the spring provide new life. The Shiraz grapes are sourced form a single vineyard in the foothills of the McLaren Vale. The vines are planted in ironstone pebble laden with clay loam, over ancient Kurrajong Formation geology of silica cemented conglomerate ideally suited to grow Shiraz. Full-bodied, robust and rustic with full-throttle black fruit, smoke, oak and spice aromas. Polished tannins and a long finish. This single vineyard Australian red wine is made from the Shiraz grape. Bunches are hand-picked in mid-March and fermented together in open top fermenters with ambient yeast and hand plunging for 12 days before basket pressing and aging in mostly French oak barriques before bottling without fining. Decant 1 hour and pair with rare steak. Shiraz food pairings: game meats, rare roast beef, spice-braised lamb, cheddar, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2018 - 2022 357475 14.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carpineto Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A gorgeous, full-bodied Italian red wine made from 100% Sangiovese Grosso grapes that are dry farmed on hillside vineyards and then matured for 3 years in oak barrels. Supple and smooth with aromas of dark fruit, smoke, and earth. Pair with wild game dishes. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: roast chicken, grilled veal chops, roast hare. Drink: 2018 - 2024 515486 14.1% XD 750 mL $63.95 Score: 93/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alamos Selección Malbec 2015, Uco Valley, Argentina: A robust red with great depth and complexity at an excellent price point. Syrah add so much character to this blend with fleshy blackberries and cherries. It's full-bodied, balanced and smooth. Perfect for grilled meats and hard cheeses. Highly recommended. Malbec food pairings: herb-roasted lamb, pork tenderloin, cheddar cheese, spaghetti and meat balls. Drink: 2017 - 2022 322800 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Araucano Clos De Lolol 2014, Lolol Valley D.O., Chile: From the Lolol Valley wine region, Araucano Clos De Lolol 2014 is a medium-plus-bodied single-vineyard red blend of Carmenère, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, organically and biodynamically grown and Demeter-certified. Nice and full on the palate with ripe dark berries, savoury herbs and cedar spice. Great cellaring candidate for three or more years. Food pairings: hearty meat dish, chicken, braised lamb. Drink: 2018 - 2023 464362 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 88/100. November 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lone Birch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: A gorgeous Washington State red wine made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in the warm region of the Yakima Valley. This winery is named after a lone birch tree that grows in the vineyard that's more than 70 years old. It was planted in the 1940s by H. Lloyd Miller, founder of the estate. The 2016 vintage features aromas of smoky black plums and berries with dried tobacco leaves and herbs. Great structure for cellar aging. Pair with a rare steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled ribeye steak, veal Porterhouse steak, grilled lamb lollipops. Drink: 2018 - 2025 446971 14.1% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Volte dell'Ornellaia 2016, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: Tenuta Dell'ornellaia Le Volte Dell'ornellaia is a 67% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Sangiovese medium-bodied red wine blend from the Tuscany wine region. Look for red berry, black currant, blackberry and tobacco leaf and minty flavours on the palate. Nicely balanced and structured. Drink now and for the next 10 years. Pair with game dishes. Food pairings: spaghetti and meatballs, veal parmesan, sautéed veal medallions. Drink: 2018 - 2025 964221 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Francis Ford Coppola's Director's Cut is a robust Cabernet Sauvignon from cooler-climate Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California. The winemaker here is Corey Beck, and his Alexander Valley Cabernet has earned high praise with its deep purple colour and richly textured wine. Tannins are elegant. This is a well-balanced Cab. Decant for one hour and enjoy with movie night. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pork tenderloin, spaghetti with meatballs and sausage, roast lamb, game meats, slow-roasted beef. Drink: 2018 - 2023 61002 14.5% D 750 mL $42.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Inglenook 1882 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, United States: Tannic with tart black fruit and loaded with toasty oak. Big, black and brooding. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast leg of lamb, grilled New York strip loin, braised pork shanks, grilled burgers, hard cheese. Drink: 2018 - 2023 412502 14.5% D 750 mL $79.95 Score: 88/100. November 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Volte dell'Ornellaia 2016, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: Le Volte Dell'ornellaia 2016 is a double magnum size of this wine and equivalent to four regular 750 ml bottles. This is the second label of the Super Tuscan producer Ornellaia -- a blend of 67% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Sangiovese wine grapes. Each varietal was fermented separately in small steel tanks to maintain their varietal characteristics intact. The wine aged for 10 months, partly in barrique used for Ornellaia and partly in cement tanks. Lots of plummy, blackberry, cassis and spicy flavours on this lush red finishing earthy and spicy. Tannins are fine and dusty. Great cellar wine for three or more years. Better in 2020. Food pairings: prime rib, New York strip loin barbecued ribs in rich gravy. Drink: 2018 - 2028 51474 13% D 3000 mL $138.95 Score: 93/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lakeview Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A full-bodied Niagara Cabernet that was fermented on its skins in stainless steel tanks before maturing in oak barrels. Aromas of earth, smoke and dust. Pair with a rare steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: braised meats, herbed steaks, venison. Drink: 2018 - 2022 12617 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 87/100. November 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rocca Delle Macìe Famiglia Zingarelli Riserva Chianti Classico 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Rocca Delle Macìe Zingarelli Riserva is a full-bodied Chianti Classico from the Tuscany wine region with a toasty oak and ripe black fruit nose. On the palate, there is a mouthful of blue and blackberries, fresh mushrooms, garrigue and savoury herbs. Riserva Chianti Classico food pairings: mince sirloin, sausage and cheese pizza, Tuscan rabbit, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2018 - 2027 930966 13% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sister's Run Bethlehem Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: Winemaker Elena Brooks delivers again and again. This is a spectacular Cabernet Sauvignon from the Barossa valley, lots of cassis, black cherry, cedar spice and savoury herbs on this full-bodied and elegant red. The 2017 vintage was awarded Gold at the 2017 Melbourne International Wine Competition. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: hearty meat dishes, hard cheese, braised pork shanks with white beans, sizzling New York strip steaks. Drink: 2018 - 2024 360636 14.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castello Di Ama San Lorenzo Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2014, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Castello Di Ama San Lorenzo 2014 is a robust, characterful Gran Selezione Chianti Classico. Like all Gran Selezione wines, it is released 30 months after January 1st following the harvest. Look for bright acidity, fresh fruit flavours of red cherry and wild berries layered with earthy florals and underbrush tones. Ama's vineyards are composed of argilo-calcerous soils and are planted along the top of a ridge in the commune of Gaiole in Chianti. Grape vines from here are low yielding delivering some very interesting wines. Gran Selezione Chianti Classico food pairings: sausage and bean cassoulet, meat lasagne, vegetarian chilli. Drink: 2018 - 2023 418897 13% XD 750 mL $54.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quinta De Cabriz Colheita Selecionada 2015, Dão D.O.C., Portugal: From Portugal's Dao wine region, Quinta De Cabriz Colheita 2015 is robust red wine blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Alfocheiro grapes and is smoky with black fruit, vanilla aromas and flavours. Enjoy now. Colheita Selecionada food pairings: blackened chicken, barbecued beef roast. Drink: 2018 - 2024 247973 13% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Baron De Boutisse 2014, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux A.C., France: A supple, full-bodied Bordeaux red wine blend of Merlot and Cabernet. Aromas of blackberry, cassis and smoke. Pair with a rare steak. Food pairings: grilled rib steak, crown pork roast, veal Porterhouse. Drink: 2018 - 2024 550483 13.4% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 89/100. November 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine De Vieux Télégraphe Télégramme Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2015, Rhône A.C., France: Produced by the Famille Brunier from Domaine De Vieux Télégraphe, Télégramme 2015 is a blockbuster southern French red wine made from a blend of traditional Rhone red grapes such as Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Lots of bright raspberry, strawberry and dark plum flavours wrapped in dark spices. Tannins are fine. Enjoy now. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: rare roast beef bites, rib roast, hearty stews. Drink: 2018 - 2025 292722 14.5% D 750 mL $52.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Remo Farina Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2015, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Veneto wine region Remo Farina 2015 is a robust and full-bodied Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico made from a traditional red wine blend of Corvina, Rondinella and Molinaro grapes. Always a crowd-pleaser, this vintage is luxurious with black cherry, plum, smoke, chocolate and raisin, dried fruit flavours on the palate. Pair with roast duck. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: leg of lamb, cheese, venison stew, hearty lasagne. Drink: 2018 - 2022 995910 14.5% D 750 mL $42.95 Score: 93/100. November 2018. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Maipo Valley, Chile: Simply magnificent, especially for this price! Wow. Aromas of fleshy black plums, blackberries and smoke. Supple and generous. Pair with a rare steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: hamburgers, steak, hearty meat dishes, hard cheese. Drink: 2017 - 2022 460170 14% XD 750 mL $17.70 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Domaine Des Nugues Beaujolais-Villages Rosé 2017, Burgundy A.C., France: A lovely, aromatic blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Grenache and 15% Syrah. Medium-bodied and bone-dry, with crisp, refreshing acidity for seafood. Aromas of small field strawberries. Great value! Rosé food pairings: grilled chicken, charcuterie, roast pork, pepper steak. Drink: 2018 - 2020 556126 12.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. November 2018. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Brut Rosé Champagne 2009, Champagne A.C., France: The 2009 Grand vintage of Moët & Chandon Brut Rosé Champagne has a delicate mousse of wild strawberry, honeyed mandarin, soft pink grapefruit and light cake spice flavours on the palate. The assemblage for this vintage was 50% Pinot Noir, 36% Chardonnay and 14% Pinot Meunier. Disgorged February 2017 and aged seven years in cellar. Enjoy chilled for the next 10 years. Pair with oysters and a strawberry mignonette. Rosé Champagne food pairings: pasta with cheese-based sauce, caviar, lobster thermidor, sushi. Drink: 2018 - 2025 69831 12% D 750 mL $97.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dom Pérignon Champagne 2005, Champagne A.C., France: Dom Pérignon 2005 is a beautiful, elegant brut rosé and the premium cuvée from Moet & Chandon. The cuvee blend is 50% Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This rosé Champagne is bone-dry, rich with brioche, dried cherries and red berry fruit, soft orange, mineral and smoke. It is complex, zesty with a creamy, elegant and persistent mousse. Champagne food pairings: smoked tuna omelet, smoked salmon, shellfish, caviar. Drink: 2018 - 2021 91777 12% XD 750 mL $338.95 Score: 94/100. November 2018. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Freixenet Prosecco, Veneto Doc, Italy: Crisp, fresh and zesty. Aromas of white pear and citrus. Perfect as an aperitif or companion to fresh seafood. Love the holiday bottle. Drink: 2018 - 2020 12023 11% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. November 2018. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Megalomaniac Wines Bubblehead Rosé Sparkling Wine, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Cranberry and raspberry from the Pinot Noir base of this Niagara bubbly. A hint of sweetness. Pair with fried fish. Rosé Sparkling Wine food pairings: soft cheese, grilled salmon steak, fresh fruit, veggies. Drink: 2015 - 2018 363655 13% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 89/100. November 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flat Rock Cellars Riddled Sparkling 2011, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From the Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment wine region, Flat Rock's Riddled is a medium-bodied clean, crisp Blanc de Blancs sparkling white with a creamy bubble on the palate. This Ontario bubbly is made from 100% Chardonnay wine grapes and is fresh, crisp with crunchy green apple and stone fruit, and was named "Riddled" as a tribute to the process of making sparkling wine, especially the traditional ways in Champagne, where bottles were turned periodically, or riddled, as they rested upside down on their lees (sediment) before disgorging that sediment and putting the final big cork in the bottle. Riddled 2011 was awarded a Gold Medal winner at the 2018 National Wine Awards of Canada. Sparkling food pairings: seafood, mushroom risotto, cold chicken sammies. Drink: 2018 - 2020 383315 12.5% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Boizel Grand Vintage Brut Champagne 2007, Champagne A.C., France: Toasty, nutty an mature Champagne that is a different animal (and a lovely one) from young Champagne. This bubbly was disgorged in October 2014. Still zesty and refreshing. Terrific! Pair with shellfish. Champagne food pairings: smoked seafood, grilled shellfish, fried chicken. Drink: 2018 - 2021 484071 12% XD 750 mL $94.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Villa Maria Estate Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, New Zealand: Villa Maria Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2018 is fresh, vibrant with aromas of fresh cut grass, light green herbs and citrus zest. On the palate, this wine is dry, mouth-watering and citrusy with lemongrass, green herbs and light tropical fruit flavours. Pair with green salads topped with fresh steamed shrimp, vegetable quiches and brunch fare. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: seafood, poultry, quiche and salads. Drink: 2018 - 2021 426601 12.5% XD 750 mL $17.85 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Palatine Hills Estate Winery Neufeld Vineyard Chardonnay 2016, Niagara Lakeshore, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: An unusual, atypical Niagara Chardonnay with aromas of spicy Asian pear, toasted walnut and baking spices. Palatine Hills owners John and Barbara Neufeld run the winery with their children. Pair with mild curries. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, lobster in butter, veal scaloppini. Drink: 2018 - 2022 577742 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 87/100. November 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tzafona Cellars Cold Climate Riesling 2017, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A soft, light-bodied Niagara Riesling with mild acidity. Tzafona translates to northward in the ancient Hebrew language. This kosher Riesling offers aromas of golden apple and white pear. Match with seafood. Riesling food pairings: pork schnitzels, grilled lemon-herb chicken, mildly spiced dishes. Drink: 2018 - 2021 445569 12% M 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. November 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Joseph Cattin Riesling 2016, Alsace A.C., France: Produced by Joseph Cattin, this crisp and clean medium-bodied Riesling is dry, refreshing with dried white flowers, mandarin and delicate spice flavours on the palate. Great acidity for food. Chill and pair with a pork tenderloin. Riesling food pairings: pan-fried freshwater fish, salads, chicken in orange balsamic sauce. Drink: 2018 - 2021 259788 13% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Mission Hill's Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is zesty with pink grapefruit, soft stone fruit, tropical fruit and light herbal flavours and creamy on the palate Great poise and elegance. A portion of the wine spends time in oak and concrete while the remainder spends time on its lees in stainless steel. This vintage was awarded Silver Medal at the 2018 National Wine Awards of Canada. Reserve Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: grilled salmon with herb butter, green salads with goat cheese, freshly steamed shrimp with salad. Drink: 2018 - 2020 57430 13% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. November 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio 2017, Vigneti Delle Dolomiti, Alto Adige, Trentino I.G.T., Italy: The Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT was introduced in 1996, just after the IGT category was first introduced across Italy. Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT is the title of the Trentino-Alto Adige region in the far northern reaches of Alpine Italy. The acidic, sandy soils in this region produce lighter wines with vibrant acidity. This Pinot Grigio is medium-bodied with white florals, ripe pear, flint and lemon zest flavours. Enjoy it now with linguine con le vongole. Pinot Grigio food pairings: pan-fried panfish, crab cakes, seafood alfredo. Drink: 2018 - 2020 474742 12.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. November 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zenato Lugana 2017, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: From the Veneto wine region, Zenato San Benedetto Lugana 2017 is a zesty white Verdicchio with lime-lemon zest with clementine, ripe peach, blanched almond and green herb flavours on the palate. Tangy acidity for food. Pair with brunch fare. Food pairings: roast turkey, planked salmon, pasta in cream sauce. Drink: 2018 - 2020 707158 13% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. November 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J.J. Vincent Marie-Antoinette Pouilly-Fuissé 2016, Burgundy A.C., France: Crisp and mouth-watering with green apple acidity. Medium-bodied and clean. This Pouilly-Fuissé from Burgundy is opulent and elegant with white peach, apple pie, cinnamon, anise, flinty flavours on the palate and a zesty lemon citrus finish. This is the négociant label of the Vincent family, owners of Château de Fuissé. From one of Burgundy's warmer regions (Pouilly-Fuissé), this Chardonnay balances elegance and opulence. Pair with turkey dinner. Pouilly-Fuissé food pairings: smoked whitefish and salmon cakes, mussels steamed in their own juice, smoked salmon pizza with goat cheese and sautéed sweet onion. Drink: 2018 - 2022 525113 13% XD 750 mL $37.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Duckhorn Vineyards Chardonnay 2015, Napa Valley, California, United States: Duckhorn 2015 is a classic Californian Chardonnay. Full-bodied with toasty oak, butterscotch, ripe stone fruit and apple dumplings flavours with a creamy texture from lees stirring and French oak fermentation (in barrel). Lovely now enjoy for the next five years. Chardonnay food pairings: Asian dishes with black beans, crab cakes, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2018 - 2023 418319 14.5% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Carolina Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2016, Limarí Valley D.O., Chile: Stunning quality, taste and richness for this price point! Rich, toasted almonds wrap around a core of green apple vibrancy in this Chilean white wine made from Chardonnay grapes. Balanced and luscious, with loads of hedonistic happiness. This is an amazing party wine and it also works well for dinner parties. Finished with buttered toast and apple-nut aromas. A terrific and well-priced Chilean Chardonnay with toasty oak, tropical tree fruit and green apple aromas. Pair with veal. Chardonnay food pairings: crab cakes, roast pork, prawn bisque, cheese fondue, stuffed chicken breast, roast turkey. Drink: 2018 - 2020 928580 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine De La Baume Elisabeth Les Grands Chais Viognier 2016, Pays D'oc I.G.P., France: Lovely floral and spice aromatics in this medium-bodied French white wine made from Viognier grapes. Wow! Pair with mild and medium curries and spices. Viognier food pairings: oriental chicken salad with yoghurt and citrus dressing. Drink: 2017 - 2020 438796 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stoneleigh Latitude Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: A zesty, medium-bodied, unoaked New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of freshly cut grass and lime. Herbal on the palate with lots of acidity. Pair with shellfish. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: lemon and green herb crusted fried sole, baked sole with gooseberry coulee, pizza with cheese and arugula. Drink: 2017 - 2020 324228 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. November 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Speck Family Reserve Riesling 2016, Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Heavy clay soils and 30-year-old vines both contribute to incredible depth, flavour and complexity in this vibrant Niagara Riesling. Aromas of lime zest and lemongrass. The grape yield is kept to just 2 tons per acre to concentrate the flavour. It's also press fractioned to use the best juice and whole cluster pressed. A long, satisfying finish. Pair with vegetarian dishes, roast turkey and roast chicken. Riesling food pairings: briny shrimp, scallops, mussels and clams are great with this wine, roast pork as well as pasta with white sauce. Drink: 2018 - 2025 643361 12% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. November 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

13Th Street White Palette 2016, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Light and floral. Served as a chilled aperitif on a hot summer day. Food pairings: grilled calamari, steamed mussels, crab cakes. Drink: 2018 - 2021 207340 13.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. November 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flowers Chardonnay 2016, Sonoma Coast, California, United States: California Flowers is a classic California Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast. Buttery with ripe apple, lemon curd flavours, the wine has a zesty acidity to match. The wine is fermented and matured in French oak barrels and has finesse and balance. Grapes are bought from several coastal vineyards and the wine is made in a gravity flow winery built into the rock face of a steeply sloped ridge two miles from the Pacific Ocean. Lovely mouth-watering juiciness with green apple brightness on this terrific Californian white wine, and just a kiss of toasty buttery oak. Lovely lanolin richness on this classic Californian Chardonnay. The 2016 vintage of this Chardonnay from the cool Sonoma Coast has a racy vibrancy. Superb balance. Pair with roast turkey or chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled pork chops, stuffed chicken breast, cheese. Drink: 2018 - 2024 215210 13.5% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: A grassy, herbal Sauvignon Blanc with zesty acidity on the palate. Aromas of white grapefruit and lime. Pair with salads. Dog Point Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016 offers lots of refreshment. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Masala salad, saffron potato cakes, spinach and watercress salad with raspberry dressing. Drink: 2018 - 2019 677450 13.5% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 92/100. November 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Neil Ellis Wines Groenekloof Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Groenekloof, Darling W.O., South Africa: Neil Ellis Groenekloof 2017 is a medium-bodied, vibrant Sauvignon Blanc with stony, green herb and peppery spice flavours on the palate. Made for food! Pair with an asparagus, artichoke and goat cheese galette, this Darling wine region SB can handle it. Big acidity on the palate is perfect for your toughest-to-pair- dishes involving asparagus or artichoke. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: grilled fish, chicken breast in a white wine sauce with fresh asparagus. Drink: 2018 - 2020 673913 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château De Fontaine-Audon Sancerre 2016, Loire A.P., France: Produced from 100% Sauvignon Blanc wine grapes, Château De Fontaine-Audon 2016 is a medium-bodied, mouth-watering SB with gooseberry, flinty and vibrant citrus flavours on the palate. Château de Fontaine-Audon is one of only four châteaux in Sancerre. The 2016 Sancerre Fontaine-Audon is produced from silex terroirs with elevage in stainless steel tank. Chill and enjoy now. Pair it with grilled shellfish or fried chicken. Sancerre food pairings: oysters on the half shell, oysters Rockefeller, oyster stew. Drink: 2018 - 2021 745893 12.5% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 90/100. November 2018. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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