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Vintages Release February 27, 2019

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Dessert Wine

Bodegas Yuste Aurora Oloroso, Jerez D.O., Spain: A dry, nutty, fortified Spanish wine that has attractive notes of marzipan and dried dates on the palate then delivers a sumptuous, toasted hazelnut finish that goes on forever. Pair with salted nuts and hard cheeses. Oloroso food pairings: mature cheeses, foie gras, duck confit. Drink: 2019 - 2021 609982 17.5% D 500 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. February 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

San León Manzanilla, Sanlùcar De Barrameda, Jerez D.O., Spain: A dry, attractive sherry with toasted almond and salty, briny notes. Pair with salted nuts and hard cheeses. Manzanilla food pairings: roasted nuts, aged cheeses, tapas. Drink: 2019 - 2022 703066 15% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. February 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Wakefield Wines Promised Land Shiraz 2017, South Australia, Australia: A robust Australian Shiraz with aromas of dark plum, spice and blackberries wrapped in toasty oak. Smooth texture. Great price. Pair with a rare steak or grilled meats. Drink: 2018 - 2021 441543 13.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Colchagua Valley Do, Chile: Deeply concentrated and full-bodied Chilean Cabernet with aromas of fleshy black plums and some eucalyptus. This winery practises sustainable dry farming. This wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. Pair with grilled meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: hearty meat dishes, hard cheese. Drink: 2018 - 2022 322586 14% XD 750 mL $19.59 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stag's Hollow Winery & Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely, silky, medium-bodied BC Pinot Noir. This winery has been family-owned since 1995. The vineyards are planted at the tip of the Sonoran Desert. Aromas of tart cherry, smoke and spice. Pair with veal. Drink: 2018 - 2023 14.2% D 750 mL Score: 91/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A tasty, robust and savoury BC red wine made from classis Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Aromas of cedar brush and tart blackberry and cassis. Give this wine the cellar time it deserves. Pair with a juicy rare steak. Decant 2 hours. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: ribeye steak, strong cheeses. Drink: 2019 - 2023 34694 14% D 750 mL $25.00 Score: 89/100. February 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Okanagan Cabernet Franc 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A savoury, juicy BC red wine made from Cabernet Franc grapes grown in the winery's Rock Pocket Vineyard and North Bench Oliver vineyards. Smoky, dark and delicious with black fruit and smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Decant 2 hours. Cabernet Franc food pairings: Herb encrusted roasted pork and roasted potatoes.. Drink: 2019 - 2023 370627 13% D 750 mL $25.00 Score: 91/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hester Creek Estate Winery Reserve Merlot 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: Comfort me with campfire... let it swirl around my head as I close my eyes and listen to another story. This wine has a lot to say. Aromas of smoke, toasty oak, dark berries and spice. Yum. Layered, smooth, luxurious. Pair with grilled meats and another story, please. Drink: 2019 - 2024 14.2% D 750 mL $25.00 Score: 92/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Col D'orcia Brunello Di Montalcino 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: The Sangiovese wine grapes for Col D'orcia 2013 were grown 300 metres above sea level and are hand-harvested with controlled yields of 46 q/ha (maximum allowed 80q/ha). Deep red in the glass, this is a full-bodied and intense Brunello Di Montalcino with lip-smacking sour cherry, earthy dried herbs and spicy flavours on the palate. Enjoy with meaty stews. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: roast pork, venison stew, lamburgers. Drink: 2019 - 2024 306852 14.5% XD 750 mL $51.95 Score: 91/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Muriel Fincas De La Villa 2013, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Fincas De La Villa 2013 Reserva is produced with 100% Tempranillo. Deep red with purple hues, this wine is earthy and meaty on the nose, with earthy underbrush, savoury herbs with balsamic notes on the palate. Muriel ages their Reserve wines for two years in American and French oak, a year more than required. Pair with rack of lamb. Food pairings: grilled pork chops, game stews, lamb roast. Drink: 2019 - 2022 276030 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montes Pinot Noir 2016, Casablanca Valley D.O., Chile: Pale ruby in the glass with a pronounced nose of ripe red cherry, raspberry and dried herbs, Montes 2016 Limited Selection is a medium-plus-bodied Pinot Noir with vibrant acidity, pink florals, dried red berry fruit, fresh cherry and spicy flavours on the palate. Excellent value. Enjoy now with grilled lamb kebabs. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal medallions, roasted pork loin, prime rib, coq au vins. Drink: 2019 - 2022 37937 14% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz 2017, Padthaway, South Australia, Australia: From Morambro Creek Wines in Padthaway, South Australia, Jip Jip Rocks 2017 is a full-bodied and juicy Shiraz with spicy, smoky mulberry, blackberry and dark chocolate flavours on the palate. Good acidity for food, pour it mutton chops. Shiraz food pairings: rare roast beef, lamb, pizza, barbecued pork spareribs. Drink: 2019 - 2024 673897 14.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A full-bodied Tuscan red wine with notes of wild dark berries and toasty oak. Pair with hearty meat dishes. Chianti Classico food pairings: bucatini with sausage and peas, roast beef, pasta, pizza. Drink: 2019 - 2024 23325 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alvides Crianza 2012, Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain: Extremely tannic with blackened, charry fruit. In 2001, the Casado winemaking family started bottling wines under their own label after having sold grapes to other wineries for many years. Full-bodied. Pair with a rare steak. Food pairings: roast pork, meatlover's pizza, bison burgers, roast duck. Drink: 2019 - 2022 609958 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Amisfield Pinot Noir 2015, Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand: Amisfield 2015 is a silky Pinot Noir with savoury herb, strawberry, raspberry, rhubarb and vanilla spice flavours on the palate. Plushy and smooth with fine, soft tannins. Enjoy now with grilled salmon steaks. The Amisfield Vineyard is located on the 45th parallel at the foot of the Pisa Mountain Range in New Zealand's Central Otago. Vines are planted in glacial schist soils. Pinot Noir food pairings: meat salad, veal chops, grilled duck sausages,. Drink: 2019 - 2022 179754 14% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cicchitti Malbec 2012, Mendoza, Argentina: The Malbec wine grapes for this full-bodied Gran Reserva red wine were sourced from the Altamira vineyard and matured for one year in French and American oak barrels. Cicchitti 2012 is smoky with dark chocolate and savoury spice aromas, dry and full-bodied with dark fruit, crushed blackberry, dark chocolate, savoury spice and smoky flavours on the palate. Malbec food pairings: pizza, lamb, spicy sausage, beef, meatloaf. Drink: 2019 - 2022 155713 14% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Salentein Malbec 2016, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Lots of blueberry, blackberry, dark plum and savoury flavours on this earthy and structured Malbec from the Uco Valley. Great with beef stew or other hardy meat dishes. Malbec food pairings: lamb shanks in red wine and roasted garlic, grilled lamb lollipops, stuffed lamb tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2022 640854 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Candor Lot 7 Zinfandel, Lodi, California, United States: Sweet dark chocolate that's roasted over a campfire. A non-vintage Californian Zinfandel with mocha, coffee and loads of toasty oak on the nose and palate from lavish oak aging. Finishes with chocolate and espresso. Some black fruit. Pair with Mexican mole. Zinfandel food pairings: cheese pizza, hearty meat meals, lasagna, Asiago. Drink: 2019 - 2022 133389 14.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 87/100. February 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Okanagan Pinot Noir 2017, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada: A vibrant, juicy BC Pinot Noir with mouth-watering acidity. Aromas of dark cherry and smoke. Pair with roast chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2022 13.8% XD 750 mL $30.00 Score: 88/100. February 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viewpointe V Cabernet Franc 2010, Lake Erie North Shore, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: This robust red wine from southwestern Ontario (Essex County) is made from the Cabernet Franc grape which excels in cool climates like this one. Intriguing old leather and dried herb aromas and flavours like mature Rioja on this Ontario red wine from Essex. Lots of acidity. Pair with lamb and rosemary. Cabernet Franc food pairings: Brazilian slow-cooked pork, roast turkey, beef and black bean stew, shepherd's pie. Drink: 2019 - 2022 359299 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hester Creek Estate Winery Garland 2015, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A full-bodied, deeply concentrated BC red wine blend of old vines Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes planted in 1968. This is a limited edition wine to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this vineyard. Aromas of fleshy ripe black plums, blackberries, smoke and toasty oak. Racy acidity makes this big red a great match for tangy tomato and meat sauces. Drink: 2019 - 2023 13.9% D 750 mL $50.00 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Unsworth Vineyards Reserve Pinot Noir 2015, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada: A full-bodied, generous BC Pinot Noir with luscious aromas of fleshy ripe black cherry, spice and smoke. Layers of pleasure. Pair with veal or roast chicken. Drink: 2018 - 2023 13.4% XD 750 mL $35.00 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tbilvino Alazani Valley Red 2016, Alazani Valley, Kakheti, Georgia: The perfect wine to pair with dark chocolate! This Georgian red wine is a blend of the red grape Saperavi and the white grape Rkatsiteli. Although this red has a touch of sweetness, it’s balanced beautifully by the ripe red berry fruit and spices. Lovely notes of blackberries and plums. Alazani Valley Red food pairings: turkey and cranberry sauce, pork with a fruit reduction, fresh fruit tarts. Drink: 2018 - 2022 142109 12% M 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Saint-Roch Syrah Grenache 2015, Côtes-De-Roussillon, Roussillon A.P., France: Big, black and brooding: looking for a fight though not with your taste buds. This is a towering French red wine from the southern winemaking region of the country. Incredibly awesome price. Aromas of fleshy black fruit, tar, toasty oak and smoke. Pair with lamb and rosemary. Syrah Grenache food pairings: pork tenderloin en croute served with Honey crisp apple sauce, vegetarian pizza, rosemary rubbed grilled lamb chops. Drink: 2018 - 2025 195107 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 92/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery North Bench Oliver NBO 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada: Wow! This full-bodied BC red wine blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc grapes from the North Bench Oliver (NBO) vineyards Blue Terrace and Rock Pocket. The 2016 Township’s 7 2016 NBO enjoyed a terrific vintage. Aromas of fleshy ripe black cherry, dark berries, mocha and spice. The wine was matured 24 months in French and American oak barrels. Oh me, oh my! Drink: 2018 - 2024 14.6% D 750 mL Score: 92/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kitsch 5 Barrel Pinot Noir 2017, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada: A lovely, supple, silky BC Pinot Noir with aromas of tart cherry and fresh earth. This East Kelowna Pinot was hand-picked and fermented with wild yeast in stainless steel vats then matured in 80% new French oak barrels for 8 months. These 5 barrels will stay together. Racy acidity for grilled salmon or roast chicken. Pinot Noir food pairings: seared duck breast with cherry pan jus.. Drink: 2018 - 2025 13.5% D 750 mL $48.00 Score: 91/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Margherita Chianti Classico 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A black cherry nose with seductive smoke that follows though on the palate. Decant 1-2 hours to smooth out. Long finish with dark spice and toasty oak. Pair with rare meats. Chianti Classico food pairings: meat lovers pizza, pasta in tomato sauce, breaded veal cutlets, cobb salad. Drink: 2018 - 2022 91694 13.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mojo Shiraz 2017, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: Produced by RockBare, Mojo is a full-bodied, rich and juicy Shiraz from the Barossa Valley. Full-bodied, robust and a great expression of Barossa terroir. Lots of concentrated blackberry, blueberry, dark plum, cocoa and toasty oak silky on the palate. Tannins are soft, supple. Pair with grilled steaks. Shiraz food pairings: beef stew, prime rib, lamb cutlets, coq au vin, pot roast. Drink: 2019 - 2022 327767 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Meritage 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: The Meritage Reserve is a new addition to the Mission Hill Estate's Reserve tier of wines. Lovely texture on this full-bodied, modern-style red blend of 34% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot matured in French and American oak barrel for 15 months. Deep red in the glass with lots of fleshy blackberry, blueberry and dark cocoa notes on the palate. Pair with a prime rib roast. Meritage food pairings: grilled red meat, roast pork, hard cheeses. Drink: 2019 - 2022 633628 14.9% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 89/100. February 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Anakena Ona Andes Blend 2016, Cachapoal Valley D.O., Chile: From Anakena, a medium-plus-bodied red blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 25% Carmenère sourced from the Cachapoal Valley Wine Region. Ona Andes Blend is so named for the Onawo or Ona people from the Patagonian region and the Tierra del Fuego islands shared by Argentina and Chile. Look for ripe dark fruit, plum, savoury herbs and spice on this juicy and zesty red. Pair with roast lamb. Food pairings: BBQ, steak, game meats, grilled sausages. Drink: 2019 - 2022 632315 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Chateau Ste. Michelle's Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with some Syrah giving it rich, ripe and juicy dark plum, cherry, blackberry, savoury spice and meaty flavours. Warming at 14.5% abv. Pair with roast duck. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: barbecued steak, grilled lamb chops, hamburger, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2024 55764 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Meerlust Rubicon 2015, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: Old world elegance meets new world wine technology with Meerlust's Rubicon 2015. A delicious blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot each separately vinified, blended and matured 18 months in new oak and second use oak. Lots of well-developed muscle on this deep red with smoky, ripe black fruit, cedar and cigar box spice nose. Pair with roast pheasant. Food pairings: slow-cooked beef ribs, sautéed wild mushrooms and venison steak, garlic pork rib roast. Drink: 2019 - 2024 64329 14% XD 750 mL $46.95 Score: 95/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

L'Expression De Pauillac 2014, Bordeaux A.C., France: Rustic and tannic with a savoury grip. It's a robust blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. It's produced by a famous chateau that won't reveal its name on the label, but rather teases only that it's famous ... I wonder why? Decant 1-2 hours and pair with a rare steak. Food pairings: barbecued steak, grilled lamb chops, hamburger, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2024 570127 13.5% XD 750 mL $43.95 Score: 88/100. February 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Leeuwenkuil Grenache Noir 2016, Swartland W.O., South Africa: A seductive, full-bodied South African red wine made from the supple Grenache grape. Aromas of dark fleshy ripe plums and dark berries with some smoke. Lovely balance and finish. Pair with roast beef. Grenache Noir food pairings: roast pork, cheesy pizza, roast duck. Drink: 2019 - 2024 630871 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Messer Del Fauno Nero D'avola 2017, Sicily D.O.C., Italy: From the Sicily wine region, Messer Del Fauno 2017 is a stylish and tasty Nero D'avola with silky ripe dark cherry, black plum, anise spice and smoky flavours on the palate. This winery obtains all of its energy from renewable resources and practices zero-waste recycling and water program. Pair with roasted game dishes. Nero D'avola food pairings: vegetarian lasagne, pasta with rich sun-dried tomato sauce, cheesy pizza. Drink: 2019 - 2024 538132 13% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bogle Essential Red 2015, California, United States: Produced from Old Vines Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah, Bogle's Essential Red blend is a full-bodied, rich and smooth with dark and ripe fruit flavors, juicy red berry, vanilla and sweet cake spice flavours on the palate. Easy drinking now and perfect for barbequed fare. Food pairings: turkey, roast breast of veal, prime rib. Drink: 2019 - 2022 394452 13.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Purple cowboy Trail Boss Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Paso Robles, California, United States: Juicy purple plums and blueberry flavours in the supple, full-bodied Californian Cabernet from Paso Robles. The winery founder, Terry Wheatley, survived breast cancer and has, through wine sales, donated more than $26 million for cancer research. The 2017 vintage of the robust Trail Boss Cabernet is perfect for barbecued hamburgers and meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: rich lentil stew with sundried tomato sauce, Porchetta, roast leg of lamb. Drink: 2019 - 2022 524223 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. February 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Séguret 2016, Rhône A.C., France: Le Gravillas Séguret is a juicy southern-France red blend of Grenache and Syrah with layers of red berry and cherry flavours on the palate. The Séguret estate vines are planted on a steep hillside at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail, in the département of Vaucluse. Séguret was also designated a named village in 1967 indicating the quality of wine produced there. Food pairings: gourmet burgers, grilled lamb chops, roast chicken, tourtière. Drink: 2019 - 2024 309260 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Borgo Scopeto Borgonero 2015, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: Produced by Borgo Scopeto, Borgonero 2015 is a juicy mouthful of 60% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Syrah. On the palate, this is a robust, mouth-watering red wine with sour cherries, sweet cake spice, dry leaf tobacco and chewy tannins. Enjoy now and pour with a veal Milanese. Food pairings: bucatini with sausage and peas, roast beef, pasta, pizza. Drink: 2019 - 2022 421396 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 87/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Umani Ronchi Montipagano Montepulciano D'abruzzo 2016, Abruzzo D.O.C., Italy: Montipagano 2016 is a medium-bodied, organically-farmed Montepulciano D'abruzzo from the Abruzzo Wine Region produced by Umani Ronchi. Look for ripe red berries, earthy florals and sweet cake spice flavours on the palate. Pour with your favourite meat pasta and rich tomato sauce dish. Montepulciano D'abruzzo food pairings: gourmet burgers, gourmet sausages, vegetarian pizza. Drink: 2019 - 2024 134585 13% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage 2016, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: A mocha-rich, smoky, full-bodied South African red wine made from the Pinotage grape. This wine is aged for 1 year in French oak barrels. Pair with meat lovers' pizza. Pinotage food pairings: bison burgers, roast boar, rabbit fricassee. Drink: 2019 - 2024 678374 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quintarelli Ca' Del Merlo 2010, Veneto I.G.T., Italy: Quintarelli's Ca' Del Merlo 2010 is a full-bodied ripasso red wine blend produced with 85% Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella with the balance in Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Nebbiolo, Croatina and Sangiovese from the Veneto wine region. Beautifully layered and structured and so named in honour of former winemaker, Giuseppe Quintarelli, who passed in 2012. This vintage has ripe red berry, cherry, dried blueberry, sweet and savoury spice flavours on the palate and a rich, dark chocolate finish. Food pairings: game, roast leg of lamb, rich meat lasagne. Drink: 2019 - 2023 958595 13.5% D 750 mL $116.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château L'argenteyre 2015, Médoc, Bordeaux A.C., France: Loads to toasty oak and smoky black fruit. The 2015 tasting of the robust Chateau l'Argenteyre is seductive with aromas of spice and blackberry. Decant 1-2 hours. Pair with a rare steak. Food pairings: veal medallions, roasted pork loin, prime rib, coq au vins. Drink: 2019 - 2024 632976 13% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Diamandes Perlita Malbec Syrah 2016, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: A full-bodied, generous, balanced Argentine red wine blend of Malbec and Syrah grapes planted 1,000 metres above sea level. Aromas of fleshy dark fruit and smoky oak. Pair with grilled meats. Malbec Syrah food pairings: venison roast, lamb shanks Tangine, roast pheasant. Drink: 2019 - 2023 480749 14.8% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kilikanoon Killerman's Run Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2016, Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia: Killerman's Run 2016 is a full-bodied red blend of 94.5% Grenache, 3.5% Shiraz, 2% Mataro from the Clare Valley. There is a touch of leather on this juicy, layered red blend with dark cherry, red berry, dried herb, savoury spice and smoky vanilla flavours. Pair with a grilled game meats. Grenache Shiraz Mataro food pairings: braised meats and lamburgers, slow-cooked beef long ribs. Drink: 2019 - 2022 412189 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bosman Pinot Noir 2016, Upper Hemel-En-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay W.O., South Africa: Tart acidity makes this medium-bodied, smooth South African Pinot Noir a good match for tangy and acidic dishes like tomato sauce. Aromas of sour cherry and cranberry. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast goose, turkey, roast veal. Drink: 2019 - 2023 630749 13.7% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. February 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Journey's End Shiraz 2015, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: Journey's End is so named because the Shiraz wine grapes for this single-vineyard wine are grown in the foothills of the Hottentot Mountains overlooking False Bay, and so the "Journey's End". The wine is aged for 18 months in 3,000 litre oak barrels to mellow out the flavours of plushy plum, savoury herb, menthol and smoky vanilla on this juicy red. The winery is committed to ethical and sustainable wine production and are accredited with WIETA (The Wine Industry Ethical Trading Association), the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI) and IPW (Integrated Production of Wine). Shiraz food pairings: peppercorn steaks, mushroom burgers, tourtière. Drink: 2019 - 2024 337642 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Château De L'aumerade Cuvée Marie-Christine Rosé 2017, Provence A.C., France: A lovely, light-bodied blend of 42% Cinsault, 34% Grenache, and 24% Syrah grapes. Note of small strawberries. Pair with light seafood dishes. Rosé food pairings: baked ham dishes, charcuterie, green salads, goat cheese and herbed flatbreads. Drink: 2019 - 2020 562785 12.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. February 2019. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Cuvée Rosé 2011, Robertson W.O., South Africa: Absolutely superb sparkling wine from South Africa made in the classic Champagne method of the second fermentation in the bottle. This rosé is beautifully fragranced with small field berries and strawberries. This winery is located between the Breede River and Langeberg mountains in the Robertson region. The Bon Courage Wine Estate, owned by the Bruwer family for three generations, produced this bubbly made form 100% Pinot Noir grapes. It's named for the family's French Huguenot ancestors, the Bruéres, who came from the Loire Valley. Pair with seafood and field greens. Cuvée Rosé food pairings: seafood canapes, charcuterie, baked brie with red berry coulis. Drink: 2019 - 2022 630855 11.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. February 2019. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Baron-Fuenté Grand Millésime Champagne 2009, Champagne A.C., France: This is a dry, rich and creamy vintage Champagne produced by Baron-Fuenté produced with Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir wine grapes sourced from the banks of the Marne Rivers. Grand Millésime is a Brut Vintage (2009) Champagne with a toasty, creamy mousse with ripe pear, peach, vibrant citrus flavours lingering on the palate with clean mineral notes. Chill and enjoy on its own and a perfect pairing with raw oysters. Champagne food pairings: fried chicken, smoked salmon, toasted baguette and creamy cheeses. Drink: 2019 - 2022 155119 12.5% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 92/100. February 2019. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Inniskillin Niagara Estate East-West Discovery Series Pinot Grigio 2017, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A light-bodied, mild Pinot Grigio with notes of white melon. Pair with light seafood dishes. Pinot Grigio food pairings: fresh cucumber salad with ricotta or mozzarella cheese; mild white fish like pan seared pickerel with orange butter; pasta al olio (olive oil, chili, garlic). Drink: 2018 - 2020 12.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. February 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Errazuriz Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Aconcagua Valley, Chile: A vibrant Chilean Sauvignon Blanc with fresh, crisp aromas of lime zest and lemongrass. Pair with seafood, shellfish and vegetarian dishes. Great price! Drink: 2018 - 2021 263574 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. February 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine D'orfeuilles Vouvray 2015, Loire A.C., France: This Loire Valley winery Domaine d'Orfeuilles was established in 1947. This is a lovely Vouvray with aromas of apple blossom, honeysuckle and baking spices. The vines are planted in limestone soils with a south-east orientation. Pair with goat's cheese or mild curries. Vouvray food pairings: grilled chicken breast, sautéed pork tenderloin, roast duck in mandarin sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2022 223966 13% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. February 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Vigne Blanche Chablis 2017, Burgundy A.C., France: A crisp, elegant, zesty northern Burgundian unoaked Chardonnay from Chablis. Aromas of green apple, lemon zest and lime. This family has been making wine for 200 years and practises sustainable viticulture. Medium-bodied. Pair with roast chicken or turkey. Chablis food pairings: raw oysters on the half shell, oysters Rockefeller, smoked whitefish, crab cakes and aioli sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2022 474932 12.5% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 91/100. February 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Blind River Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Blind River 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is fresh cut grass, light herbs on the nose with lime, lemongrass, light herb flavours on the palate and zesty acidity for food. The Sauvignon Blanc grapes for this wine were grown on the winery's own estate in the Awatere Valley, with 90% fermented in stainless steel tanks and 10% in oak barriques. Pair with a goat cheese and arugula flatbread. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Asian chicken salad, pork tenderloin, asparagus and linguine carbonara, asparagus and sugar snap pea soup, avocado and papaya salad. Drink: 2019 - 2020 141499 13% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. February 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Estate Chardonnay 2016, Short Hills Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From the Short Hills Bench, Niagara Escarpment Wine Region, Henry Of Pelham Estates Chardonnay is rich and layered with ripe pear, yellow apples, lemon pudding, vanilla cream and toasty on the palate with good acidity for food. An elegant Chardonnay to pair with buttered lobster rolls. Chardonnay food pairings: crab legs, corn dishes, stuffed chicken breast. Drink: 2019 - 2023 268342 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. February 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mullineux Old Vines White 2017, Swartland W.O., South Africa: Mullineux 2017 is a dry, medium-bodied 65% Chenin Blanc, 13% Grenache Blanc, 10% each of Viognier, Clairette Blanche, and 2% Sémillon Gris white wine blend produced by Chris and Andrea Mullineux of Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines. Fresh golden apple, soft orange, ripe stone fruit and sweet cake spice flavours are layered and well-integrated on the palate. Very elegant with great finesse, enjoy now with grilled shellfish or hold in cellar for another five years. White food pairings: grilled fatty fish, fried chicken, smoked whitefish. Drink: 2019 - 2024 556597 13% D 750 mL $37.95 Score: 91/100. February 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Esterházy Estoras Grüner Veltliner 2016, Burgenland, Austria: A crisp, zesty Austrian white wine made form the country's iconic white grape Gruner Veltiner. Aromas of lime zest and lemon. Pair with seafood. Grüner Veltliner food pairings: goat cheese and herbed flatbread, smoked salmon, grilled freshwater fish. Drink: 2019 - 2022 568543 12.7% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cuvée Joseph Talmard Chardonnay 2017, Mâcon, Burgundy A.C., France: From Mâcon in Burgundy, an elegant and warmer Chardonnay with fresh pear, green apple freshness and soft lemon citrus flavours on the palate. Great acidity for food, chill and pair this dry, medium-bodied Chardonnay with richer fish dishes like Dover sole and a buttery roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: steamed crab with lemon garlic butter sauce, seafood salad, mussel and clam soup. Drink: 2019 - 2024 392712 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. February 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Séguinot-Bordet Chablis 2017, Burgundy A.C., France: Domaine Seguinot-Bordet is owned and operated by one of the best known families in the Chablis region who has been making wine since 1590. This crisp Chablis Cru Village with green apple crunch, flinty mineral flavours is made by winemaker Jean-François Bordet. He uses a revolutionary new cylindrical-shaped horizontal fermentation tank that makes more complete contact o the juice with the skins and lees to add extra body and finesse to the wine. Pair with fresh seafood. Chablis food pairings: fresh steamed freshwater shrimp sammies, seafood hotpot, steamed mussels and frites. Drink: 2019 - 2024 289371 12.5% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gérard Bertrand Viognier 2016, Pays D'oc, Roussillon I.G.P., France: From well-known producer, Gérard Bertrand, this Reserve Speciale Viognier is a classic with floral, citrus, honey and ginger on the nose, dry with lemon zest, mandarin, peach, ginger spice flavours and creamy on the palate. With a vibrant acidity made for food, pair it with a roast chicken or turkey dish. Viognier food pairings: grilled shrimp, lobster, crab cakes. Drink: 2019 - 2022 147975 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

De Wetshof Bon Vallon Chardonnay 2017, Robertson W.O., South Africa: From the Robertson Wine Region, Bon Vallon 2017 Chardonnay is floral on the nose with soft tropical and peach notes. Great acidity on this Chardonnay, well-balanced with ripe stone fruit, grapefruit and citrus flavours on the palate. Enjoy now and for the next five years. Pair with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, pan-fried cod with lemon butter sauce, toasted ravioli served with Alfredo sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2027 403675 14% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 88/100. February 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Eradus Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Eradus 2017 is a light and lovely Sauvignon Blanc with cut grass, light herbs on the nose; crisp with fresh herbs, tropical fruit and lemony goodness on the palate. This vintage was awarded Gold at the 2018 Sydney International Wine Competition. Pair with freshly steamed shrimp. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: seafood pasta in creamy sauce, tempura vegetables, pan-fried panfish. Drink: 2019 - 2021 225557 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jean-Marc Brocard Vau De Vay Chablis 2015, Burgundy A.C., France: The 20-year-old Chardonnay vines that create this Premier Cru Chablis are planted with an eastern exposure on a 38% slope and are organically farmed. Some oxidative notes on the nose with lemon custard, ripe white-fleshed stone-fruits on the palate. Chill and enjoy with . Enjoy with mature, semi-soft cheeses, escargots in garlic-lemon butter. Chablis food pairings: raw oysters on the half shell with raspberry mignonette, smoked whitefish, crab cakes and aioli sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2022 159012 13% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 91/100. February 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Crema Chardonnay 2016, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, United States: This is the half-sized bottle (375ml) of this classic Californian Chardonnay with citrus, soft orange and stone fruit flavours. La Crema 2016 is produced from the Chardonnay from the winery's Sonoma Coast vineyards and is 94% barrel-fermented, matured in 15% new French oak barrels, American oak barrels and bottled after 8 months. Good acidity for food. Chill and enjoy with roast chicken or turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: cedar-planked BBQ salmon, steamed mahi Mahi, lobster in butter sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2022 728352 14% XD 375 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Kabinett 2016, Mosel Prädikatswein, Germany: A superb German Riesling with sweetness balanced with acidity so it's not cloying. Perfect for glazed ham, chutneys and mild to medium curries and spices. Aromas of peach and apricot. Riesling Kabinett food pairings: mild curries, grilled seafood, sushi, Korean pork ribs. Drink: 2019 - 2022 629998 8% S 750 mL $25.95 Score: 92/100. February 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Hunter Valley, Orange, New South Wales, Australia: A light-bodied blend of Semillon grapes from the Hunter Valley and Sauvignon Blanc grapes from the Orange region. Subtle notes of lemongrass and lime. Very mild. Pair with light seafood dishes. Semillon Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: grilled whitefish, asparagus and artichoke galette, seafood salad. Drink: 2019 - 2021 632067 12.8% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. February 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Madison's Ranch Chardonnay 2016, Napa Valley, California, United States: Madison's Ranch 2016 Chardonnay is an oaky, toffee-laden, buttery Napa Valley Chardonnay with ripe red apple and vanilla, creamy, weighty on the palate wrapped up with more toasty oak and balanced with good acidity to give it a lift. Chill and pair with smoked fish on baguette. Chardonnay food pairings: lobster with melted butter, barbecued pork, turkey burgers, linguini with clams and fennel. Drink: 2019 - 2022 441113 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. February 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Artesa Los Carneros Chardonnay 2015, Carneros, United States: A lovely, balanced, full-bodied California Chardonnay from the cool climate of Carneros. A zesty line of acidity balanced the richness and buttery nature of this delicious wine. Pair with roast chicken or turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, grilled pork chops, veal Porterhouse. Drink: 2019 - 2021 657585 14.3% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. February 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jardin Inspector Péringuey Chenin Blanc 2016, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: Nice weight and intensity on this 100% Chenin Blanc 33-year-old vines sourced from the Stellenbosch Wine Region. Rich, smoky with ripe golden apple, honey, citrus, sweet cake spice flavours and finishing with a flinty minerality on the palate. Lovely balance, power and finesse. Pair it with roast Cornish hens. Chenin Blanc food pairings: seafood stew, broiled scallops, seafood cocktail. Drink: 2019 - 2022 443473 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. February 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Schloss Schönborn Estate Riesling 2012, Rheingau Qualitätswein, Germany: Schloss Schönborn Estate 2012 Riesling Qualitätswein is lush with ripe stone fruit, apple, petrol, orange blossoms on the nose; medium-bodied, silky and finishing with nutty, soft, sweet citrus flavours on the palate. Perfect with smoked fish, or grilled pork chops. Great balance and only 10% abv. Riesling food pairings: fried chicken, vegetable curry, fish tacos. Drink: 2019 - 2022 653535 10% M 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. February 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Duca Catemario Pinot Grigio 2017, Collio D.O.C., Italy: From the Collio wine region, Duca Catemario (2017) Collezione Privata is a zesty lime and lemon, bone-dry Pinot Grigio. It's crisp with clean mineral and light herb flavours finishing with brilliant acidity. Chill and enjoy now with a linguine alla vongole. Pinot Grigio food pairings: pasta with cream sauce, grilled chicken breast, summer salads, pork burgers. Drink: 2019 - 2020 120782 12.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. February 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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