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Vintages Release February 28, 2019

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Dessert Wine

Xavier Muscat De Beaumes De Venise 2017, Rhône A.P., France: Xavier's 2017 vintage of Muscat de Beaumes de Venise is produced from Muscat and Muscat spirit, in a process called "mutage" from the Southern Rhone. Unlike icewine, don't overchill this vin doux naturel to experience its lovely tropical fruit, soft orange citrus and delicate cake spice flavours on the palate. Enjoy while fresh with fresh fruit desserts. Muscat De Beaumes De Venise food pairings: intense, ripe cheeses, dark chocolate, saffron pear tarte. Drink: 2019 - 2025 515783 15% S 375 mL $17.95 Score: 92/100. February 2019. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Other Wines/Drinks

Don't Poke the Bear Craft Cider, Ontario, Canada: The D'Ont Poke the Bear is a play on words from Ontario: D'Ont. It was created by two VQA winemakers who use the brand for anti-bullying campaigns and fundraising. The cider is a blend of seven varieties of Ontario apples. Lovely, crisp, fresh apple aromas on the nose and palate. Serve chilled with pork chops and apple sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2021 573428 5.8% MS 750 mL $3.25 Score: 91/100. February 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Frontera After Midnight 2017, Central Valley, Chile: A full-bodied, smooth Chilean red wine blend with lots of smoke and toasty oak on the nose, followed by sweet blackberries and dark plums on the palate. Pair with meat lovers' pizza. Drink: 2018 - 2020 553917 12% D 750 mL $12.00 Score: 86/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Adega Artesanal Boango 2012, Douro, Portugal: Juicy, ripe black plums and dark spice on the nose of this robust Portuguese red wine from the Douro Valley. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: Red meat dishes and cheeses.. Drink: 2017 - 2021 13.5% XD 750 mL $20.00 Score: 88/100. February 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Merlot 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia B.C. V.Q.A., Canada: A fabulous BC Merlot from the master of the genre. Aromas of fleshy blackberry and black plum. Quail's Gate punches above its weight and price point. Smoky finish. Decant 1 hour. Pair with a rare steak. Merlot food pairings: roast pork, pulled pork sandwiches, veal scaloppini. Drink: 2018 - 2023 639633 14% XD 750 mL $30.00 Score: 91/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cantina di Montespertoli Borro Del Boscone 2013, Tuscany Igt, Italy: An attractive, full-bodied Italian red wine with juicy, mouth-watering acidity. Pair with tangy tomato meat sauce. Drink: 2017 - 2022 771469 13.5% XD 750 mL $25.00 Score: 88/100. February 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2016, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: Produced by world-renown Sassicaia winery, Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2016 vintage is a Cabernet Sauvignon with a splash of Merlot. Lots of ripe dark cherries, savoury spice leather and sweet berry fruit flavours on the balanced. Mouthfeel is silky, smooth and sensuous. Delicious now and only getting better for the next 15 years. Food pairings: rib eye steak, sirloin tip roast, long ribs on the barbie. Drink: 2019 - 2028 72439 12.5% XD 750 mL $60.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Coudoulet De Beaucastel 2016, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: In 1687, the wine estate of Pierre de Beaucastel was ennobled by King Louis XIV who obviously knew good wine. Produced by the Famille Perrin, Coudoulet de Beaucastel 2016 is a juicy, medium-plus-bodied Côtes Du Rhône red wine blend of 40% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 20% Syrah and 10% Cinsault. Each varietal is hand-harvested and vinified separately, This is an easy-to-enjoy and plushy red wine with ripe cherry, raspberry, red plum and blackberries on the palate. Food pairings: braised meats, herbed steaks, venison. Drink: 2019 - 2028 48884 13.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clayhouse Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Red Cedar Vineyard, Paso Robles, California, United States: This robust, full-bodied and dry Californian Cabernet is part of Clayhouse's Vineyard Series. Wine grapes were harvested from the Red Cedar Vineyard and the wine was matured 16 months in a combination of American, French and other European oak barrels giving toasty oak spice and smoky coffee notes to go along with bright and juicy dark berry flavours in this California Cab. The winery is 90% solar powered and Clayhouse is certified by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. Pair with grilled steaks. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: veal chops, rosemary lamb, barbecued ribs in sauce, strong cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2023 57869 13.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Familia Schroeder Saurus Pinot Noir 2016, Patagonia, Argentina: Saurus 2016 is a lively and fresh Pinot Noir from Patagonia. The wine is so named after the fossils of a dinosaur were found at the winery site during its construction. Produced by Familia Schroeder, look for dark cherry, red plum, sweet spice flavours and a dark chocolate finish on this juicy Pinot Noir. Good structure and acidity for food. Pair with a veal Porterhouse steak. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled lamb and vegetable kebabs, grilled pork chops, grilled chicken breast with cranberry and red currant coulis. Drink: 2019 - 2024 55442 14.5% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 89/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tom Gore Field Blend 2014, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: A robust, supple red wine blend from California. Aromas of dark fruit and smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: grilled pork chops, wild-mushroom stuffed quail, grilled duck sausage. Drink: 2019 - 2024 639724 14.4% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 88/100. February 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Catena Alta Historic Rows Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Mendoza, Argentina: From Bodegas Esmeralda in Argentina, the grapes for the 2014 vintage of this Cabernet Sauvignon from Catena Alta are from vineyards planted over 1000 metres above sea-level that take advantage of the cool nights (and warm days) to fully ripen the wine grapes. The wine was then aged 18 months in new French oak. Layers of blackberry, blackcurrant, coffee and toasty oak spice is what you can expect from this muscular red from Cantena Zapata. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: barbecued and grilled meats, game, chicken salad, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2024 959965 14% XD 750 mL $48.95 Score: 91/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tessellae Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre 2016, Côtes Du Roussillon, Midi A.P., France: Tessellae Old Vines Cotes du Roussillon 2016 is rich with dark cherry, plum, savoury herbs and cracked pepper flavours on the palate. This is a fleshy, juicy red produced from 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre grapes sourced from the Midi wine region in south France. Great value under $20. Pair with grilled lamb shoulder chops. Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre food pairings: juicy, rare steak, barbecued ribs in sauce, hamburger, hard cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2023 343517 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gundlach Bundschu Merlot 2014, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: The family has owned and operated the Gundlach Bundschu vineyard for more than 150 years. Gundlach Bundschu 2014 is an elegant and juicy, smooth and full-bodied California Merlot (with the addition of several supporting red Bordeaux varieties) with rich dark plums, cake spice and mocha flavours and great acidity for food. Pair with barbequed pork ribs. Merlot food pairings: grilled pork chops, rack of BBQ ribs, lentil dishes, veal Porterhouse, borsch. Drink: 2019 - 2024 397497 14.1% XD 750 mL $58.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fontanafredda Barolo 2014, Serralunga D'alba, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Serralunga D'alba, Piedmont wine region, another strong vintage Barolo produced by Fontanafredda The 2014 vintage is a medium-bodied, elegant red aged in small oak barrel and large oaks casks. Floral on the nose with soft red berries and rose petals on the nose, on the palate, it is dry with dusty roses, fresh red berry fruit and chocolate notes on the palate. Very elegant. Tannins are firm and grippy. There is good acidity for food. Decant two hours prior to serving with a game dish. Barolo food pairings: hamburgers, aged cheese, venison, grilled beef, roast veal. Drink: 2019 - 2028 943290 14% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 93/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trapiche Terroir Series Finca Ambrosía Malbec 2014, Gualtallary, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Finca Ambrosía 2014 is a single-vineyard 100% Malbec produced from grapes grown in the Gualtallany, Tupungato regions of Mendoza and is part of Trapiche's Terroir Series. Vines were planted at 1307 metres above sea level in calcium carbonate soils. The Malbec is fresh and perfumed with savoury herbs, ripe blackberry with dried dark fruit, blackberry, smoky dark spice flavours on the palate. Gualtallany is becoming an increasingly fashionable wine region for Malbec because of how grapes develop their polyphenols, flavours and tannin character. The wine was aged for 19 months in French oak barrels. The Terroir Series showcases the different wines from the different terroirs in Argentina. Malbec food pairings: hard cheeses, grilled game meats, roast pheasant. Drink: 2019 - 2025 402941 15.5% D 750 mL $42.95 Score: 93/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lornano Chianti Classico 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Full-bodied Italian Chianti made from the Sangiovese grape, with grainy tannins. The wine was aged for 12 months in oak barrels imparting a smoky character. Aromas of tart cherry and earth. Pair with lasagna or pasta with tomato sauce. Chianti Classico food pairings: cheesy pizza, rich tomato sauce and pasta, vegetarian lasagna. Drink: 2018 - 2022 211599 14.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paso Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Paso Robles, California, United States: Complex, balanced and structured: this Californian Cabernet offers lots of pleasure but also has great elegance and length on the finish. Aromas of dark fruit, spice and smoke. Layered and concentrated. The Paso Robles wine region is more southern than Napa Valley in the state of California, and so wines there ripen longer and develop terrific intensity. Pair with a rare filet mignon. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: rib steak, lamb chops, pork tenderloin, roast chicken. Drink: 2018 - 2022 161141 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Josh Cellars Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Paso Robles, California, United States: Supple, rich and full-bodied Californian red wine made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in the southern region of Paso Robles. Aromas of cedar, smoke and black fruit. Pair with barbecued meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pork tenderloin, hodge-podge, grilled burgers. Drink: 2018 - 2022 412320 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ironstone Zinfandel 2016, Lodi, California, United States: The 2016 vintage of Lodi's Ironstone old vine Zinfandel is smoky fruit with Zinfandel wine grapes sourced from grapes vines that are over 45 years old. Easy to drink and easy to fall in love with. Perfect with your favourite gourmet burgers on the grill. Hickory woodsmoke, campfire all the way. Ironstone delivers extreme value in the glass at many price points. Pair this blockbuster red with BBQ chicken or ribs. Zinfandel food pairings: barbecued ribs, wings, burgers, spaghetti Bolognaise, aged cheddar. Drink: 2018 - 2022 951889 14.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Yalumba The Strapper Gsm 2015, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: Yalumba's The Strapper 2015 is a juicy and robust red wine blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro (aka Mourvèdre) grapes. Well-priced below $20. The Grenache shines in this wine with its ripe and juicy raspberry flavours, dark plums, dark chocolate and nutty finish. Gsm food pairings: charcuterie, BBQ T-bone steak, seasoned wedges, pasta with bacon and truffle. Drink: 2018 - 2022 295873 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masi Brolo Campofiorin Oro 2014, Veneto I.G.T., Italy: Masi's Brolo Campofiorin Oro 2014 is a smooth, full-bodied Corvina, Rondinella and Oseleta red wine blend from the Veneto wine region. On the nose, this wine is a fragrant spice box, dry with dark cherry, cocoa, espresso and smoky flavours on the palate. Food pairings: grilled lamb, pepper steak, spaghetti carbonara. Drink: 2018 - 2025 976092 14% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 92/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Ste. Michelle Borne Of Fire Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: A savoury, juicy, full-bodied Washington red made from the classic Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Aromas of blackberry and cassis with a weave of smoke. The phoenix on the label is the mythical bird that rises from the ashes. The vines are planted on land once covered in flames, and thus rise from the ashes renewed. Pair with grilled meats and hope. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled meats, barbeque chicken, hard cheeses, slow-cooked long beef ribs. Drink: 2018 - 2022 633651 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Penfold's Max's Shiraz Cabernet 2016, South Australia, Australia: A robust, solidly built and beautifully balanced Australian red wine. Aromas of dark fruit and smoke. Decant 1-2 hours and enjoy with a rare steak. Shiraz Cabernet food pairings: roast leg of lamb, grilled pork chops, roast Cornish game hens. Drink: 2019 - 2023 629238 14.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fontanafredda Barbaresco 2014, D.O.C.G., Italy: A lovely, mature northern Italian red wine made from the vibrant, mouth-watering Nebbiolo grape. The vines are planted in calcareous marly clays. The wine is aged in oak barrels for two years. Aromas of tanned leather, smoke, cigar box and dried red berries. Almost full-bodied. Perfect for lamb. Barbaresco food pairings: rich tomato sauce and pasta dishes, hard cheeses, grilled pork tenderloin. Drink: 2018 - 2022 631077 13.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Bernadotte 2010, Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux A.C., France: Youthful with firm tannins: needs cellar time then decant 2 hours. Aromas of black fruit, toasty oak, cedar and cigar box. This hails from the strong 2010 vintage. Pair with a rare steak. Food pairings: grilled rare steak, lamb lollipops, venison tenderloin. Drink: 2018 - 2024 257741 14% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pentage Winery Pentage Blend 2012, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada: A smoky, juicy, full-bodied BC red wine blend from a 35 acre vineyard overlooking Skara Lake in Penticton. Aromas of dark fruit, smoke and toast. Pair with a rare steak. Drink: 2018 - 2021 13.5% D 750 mL $25.00 Score: 88/100. February 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quinta Da Rede Reserva 2013, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: Robust and rustic with wild tart black cherry and cedar underbrush. Firm tannins so decant 1-2 hours and pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: prime rib, slow-roasted beef long ribs, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2017 - 2025 431742 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château La Fleur Pourret 2010, Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France: The 2010 was a strong one and it shows in the balance and depth of this wine. A full-bodied Bordeaux red wine from the Right Bank region of Saint Émilion. It leads with Merlot on the blend with Cabernet. Aromas of dark red plums and black berries. Good structure. Would benefit from 3 more years in the cellar. Food pairings: veal medallions, roasted pork loin, prime rib, coq au vin. Drink: 2017 - 2024 455667 14.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

MacMurray Estate Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2015, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Enticing aromas of mocha and espresso are followed by ripe fleshy cherry and berry fruit. Medium-bodied and smooth. Originally actor Fred MacMuray purchased the land on which these vines grow back in 1941. Finishes with lavendar and raspberry. Pair with veal. The 2015 vintage of this lovely cool-climate Californian Pinot Noir from Sonoma's Russian River Valley offer tremendous complexity and finesse. Aromas of dark berries and spice. Pair with roast chicken. Pinot Noir food pairings: lamburgers, roast leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic, grilled lamb sausage. Drink: 2017 - 2022 399311 13.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 91/100. February 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Aydie l'Origine 2015, Madiran, Southwest A.P., France: Aydie L'origine 2015 is a robust red blend of 70% Tannat and 30% Cabernet Franc grapes. Each grape variety is vinified separately with 80% elevage in stainless steel tank and 20% aged in oak barrels for 12 months. Perfumed with ripe blackberry, raspberry and earthy florals with more of the same n the palate with sweet cake spice and savoury herbs. Full-bodied, concentrated and rich. Produced by Famille Laplace at Château d'Aydie. Food pairings: rich tomato sauce and pasta dishes, hard cheeses, grilled pork tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2024 343566 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fabre Montmayou Reserva Malbec 2016, Luján De Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina: This is a deep ruby and broody Malbec made from 40-year-old vines near the Lujan de Cuyo and Las Compuertas regions. Approximately, 60% of the wine is matured in French oak barrels for 1 year. Fabre Montmayou Reserva 2016 is medium-plus-bodied with floral top notes, ripe red cherry and savoury spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are silky. Very approachable now. Malbec food pairings: game, lamb, spaghetti and meat balls, veal cutlets, osso buco, hard cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2024 261867 14% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Catena Appellation San Carlos Cabernet Franc 2016, Mendoza, Argentina: Produced by the iconic Cantena family, San Carlos 2016 is a full-bodied, juicy and savoury Cabernet Franc produced from 20-year-old vines in El Cepillo, a cooler site in San Carlos. The wine was matured in French oak barriques for 12 months. Elegant with rich and ripe raspberry, blueberry flavours and well-integrated tannins. Delicious. Cabernet Franc food pairings: roast turkey, stuffed breast of veal, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2024 450106 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 92/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zuccardi Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Tupungato & La Consulta, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: From the Tupungato and La Consulta in the Uco Valley, Mendoza, Zuccardi Q 2015 is a supple and juicy Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec full-bodied red wine, elegant with bell pepper, black currant, savoury herbs, spice flavours and finishing flinty on the palate. The 90% Cabernet Sauvignon was co-fermented with 10% Malbec and aged in concrete and oak barrel. Enjoy now and for the next three years. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: venison roast with garlic and wild mushroom, boar steak with red wine sauce and wild leek. Drink: 2019 - 2024 140855 15.4% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château De Ségure 2015, Fitou, Midi A.P., France: Great value under $20 on this robust and spicy red blend of Old Vines Carignan, Grenache and Syrah from Fitou in the south of France. Look for bright red berry fruits, concentrated dark fruit, pepper spice and gripping tannins. These wines are perfect for grilled meat. Château De Ségure 2015 was awarded Gold in the 2016 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. Food pairings: veal medallions, roasted pork loin, prime rib, coq au vin. Drink: 2019 - 2023 370254 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 87/100. February 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Caves d'Esclans Rock Angel Rosé 2017, Côtes De Provence, Provence A.P., France: The Grenache and Vermentino wine grapes for this zesty vintage are hand-harvested from Chateau d'Esclans' vineyard. Grapes are manually sorted, destemmed and then gently crushed with no maceration, with the free fun and first pressed juice partially vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel tank and 600 litre barrels or demi muids. Pretty pale pink in the glass, dry, with wild strawberries, red berries flavours on the palate, finishing lightly spiced and zesty. Promises of summertime. Rosé food pairings: roast turkey, grilled chicken salad, feta and goat cheese salads. Drink: 2019 - 2020 491027 13.5% D 750 mL $47.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Conde De Haro Cava 2015, Rioja D.O., Spain: Made in the traditional method from 90% Viura and 10% Malvasía wine grapes sourced from the Rioja wine region, there is a lovely freshness and elegance to Muga's Conde De Haro 2015 bone-dry, medium-bodied Cava. Brioche and lemon curd on the nose, bubbles in this traditional method sparkler are small and persistent with lime, lemon zest, vanilla and honey notes on the palate. Chill and enjoy as an aperitif or with brunches. Cava food pairings: turkey, shellfish, pasta, charcuterie, vegetarian casserole. Drink: 2019 - 2022 168559 12% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Laurent-Perrier Millésimé Champagne 2007, Champagne A.C., France: From world renown Champagne producer, Laurent Perrier, Millésimé 2007 is a classic Brut, toasty bubble with toasty nut, fresh stone fruit, lemon curd, biscuit and light spice on the palate. Chill and enjoy now. Made for love and Valentines' day. Champagne food pairings: smoked whitefish on baguette, caviar on toast, green salads topped with grilled shrimp. Drink: 2019 - 2024 983874 12.5% XD 750 mL $83.95 Score: 92/100. February 2019. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

La Joya Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Colchagua Valley D.O., Chile: A crisp, vibrant Chilean Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of lime citrus and lemongrass. Produced by Vina Bisquertt, the wine's name "La Joya" translates to "jewel" referring to the terrific fruit that come from the estate vineyard. Pair with spinach quiche, shellfish and poultry dishes. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: green salads topped with fresh shrimp, grilled chicken breasts, seared tuna steaks. Drink: 2019 - 2020 632331 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mount Riley Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Buy this one by the case! Mount Riley 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is dry and medium-bodied with sun kissed white-fleshed stone fruit, feijoada and citrus zest on the nose. Vibrant acidity to match. Pure expression of SB from this area with gooseberry, green herbs, grapefruit flavours and bell pepper on the palate. Chill and enjoy now. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: chicken Alfredo, seafood, vegetarian dishes. Drink: 2019 - 2021 981670 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 92/100. February 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Noble Vines 446 Chardonnay 2016, San Bernabe, Monterey, California, United States: Love this butter-rich Californian Chard from the cool climate Monterey wine region -- one of the coolest wine grape growing regions in California. Still that wonderful toffee and caramel on the nose, dry, medium-plus-bodied with ripe apples, stone fruit, vanilla and toast oak flavours on the palate on this consistently well-made Chardonnay. The vintage was awarded Silver at the 2018 International Wine & Spirit Competition. Noble Vines 446 is named for the vine stock 4, which is now planted in the winery's block 46 vineyard and other sites in San Bernabe. Chill and enjoy with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, seafood alfredo, pork tenderloin with peach, apricot compote. Drink: 2019 - 2024 458687 14.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. February 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sugar Loaf Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: A medium-bodied Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, South Island, Sugar Loaf (2017) produced by a family-owned winery in the heart of Marlborough's Rapaura region. Vibrant with less than 2 g/l residual sugar, this is a bone-dry Sauvignon Blanc, mouth-watering with herbal, grassy, grapefruit flavours and finishing with light tropical notes. Chill and enjoy now with grilled seafood dishes. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: grilled fish, fish tacos, pan-fried panfish. Drink: 2019 - 2021 410001 12.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fielding Riesling 2017, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From the Beamsville Bench, in the Niagara Escarpment wine region, Fielding 2017 is an estate-bottled off-dry, medium-bodied Riesling. Easy to have a glass or two at 10.3% abv. Dried apricots, lime/lemon zest aromas and petrol notes can be found on the nose. This is a balanced and zesty Riesling with ripe stone fruit, lemon curd and mandarin flavours on the palate. This vintage was awarded Gold in the 2018 All Canadian Wine Championships. Chill and enjoy on its own or with mild curries. Riesling food pairings: roast chicken, spicy pasta dishes, shrimp tempura, grilled salmon. Drink: 2019 - 2022 251439 10.8% M 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. February 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rodney Strong Chardonnay 2016, Sonoma County, California, United States: This luxurious Californian white wine features green apple aromas wrapped in toasted almond. Nice balance. Finishes with vibrant lemon and baking spices. Nice kick of butterscotch and toffee from oak aging. Full-bodied and layered. This would be an interesting pairing with roast veal. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled lobster tail, pork, turkey burgers, beef bourguignon, linguini with clams and fennel. Drink: 2018 - 2022 226936 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. February 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Lamothe De Haux 2017, Bordeaux A.C., France: A lovely, aromatic French white wine blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Muscadelle grapes. Aromas of white peach, Asian pear an lime blossom. Racy acidity is ideal for seafood and shellfish. Amazing value at this price. Food pairings: seafood pizza, smoked whitefish on baguette, clam vongole. Drink: 2019 - 2023 635698 12.2% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. February 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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