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Vintages Release March 15, 2019

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Dessert Wine

Dow's Quinta Do Bomfim Vintage Port 2005, Douro D.O.P., Portugal: Rich and luscious flavours of blackberry jam, cassis and pepper spice on this Vintage Port. Pair with chocolate cheesecake. Vintage Port food pairings: blue cheese cake with cherry sauce, hickory roasted almonds. Drink: 2017 - 2022 515544 20% S 375 mL $28.95 Score: 91/100. March 2019. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Luis Cañas Reserva 2012, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Elegant, long and distinguished with full-bodied weight but still almost ethereal. Aromas of blackberry and smoke and earth. Tanned leather and dust. So classic. Food pairings: game, roast leg of lamb, roast rustic chicken. Drink: 2017 - 2024 334094 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. March 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Malivoire Wine Company Gamay 2017, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Black cherry and dark berry on the nose of this juicy, lip-smacking delicious, cool-climate Niagara Gamay. Medium-bodied and supple and smooth. Pair with roast chicken or turkey, as well as veal and game birds. Gamay food pairings: grilled salmon, antipasto plate, meaty tomato based pasta. Drink: 2018 - 2021 591313 12% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. March 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Mont-Redon 2015, Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Rhône A.C., France: Seductive aromas of smoke, dust, tanned leather, blackcurrant, wild mushroom, and violets. Voluptuous and supple with velvet tannins. Great structure, long finish. Great cellar candidate. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: bison burgers, venison tenderloin, bannock partridge. Drink: 2018 - 2030 959627 14.5% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 93/100. March 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Luigi Bosca Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Mendoza, Argentina: The 2015 vintage of the robust Luigi Bosca is made from the classic Cabernet Sauvignon grape. It's beautifully balanced with deep layers of dark fruits, including blackberry, cassis and dark plum with a lick of dark spice and smoke. Ripe tannin with a supple mouthfeel. Decant one hour and enjoy with a rare steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled thick cut steaks, roast duck, venison stew. Drink: 2018 - 2022 128629 14% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 92/100. March 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sartori Corte Brà Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2011, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: A robust, deeply concentrated Amarone. Aromas on the nose and palate of blackberries, smoke, leather, dark spice. Polished tannins, ready to enjoy now. Balanced with a long finish. Pairs well with grilled meats. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: roast beef, prime rib steak, grilled meats. Drink: 2019 - 2025 225540 15.5% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 93/100. March 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pierre Amadieu Romane-Machotte 2015, Gigondas, Rhône A.C., France: Pierre Amadieu Romane-Machotte 2015 is a rich and layered full-bodied blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah. Fragrant with ripe berry, plum fruit, spicy and smoky on the palate with dark cherry, blackberry, garrigue herbs, spicy and smoky on the palate. Tannins are structured and grippy. Pair with barbequed beef long ribs. Food pairings: slow-roasted crown of pork stuffed with corn niblets chickpea green onion and cilantro, stir-fried pork tenderloin, veal Parmigianino. Drink: 2019 - 2024 17400 14.5% D 750 mL $28.95 Score: 90/100. March 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mazzei Ser Lapo Riserva Chianti Classico 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Lovely nose on this Mazzei Ser Lapo 2015 of ripe red and dark berries, earthy florals and dried herbs. This is a 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot Chianti Classico Riserva from the Tuscany wine region aged one year in French oak barriques (50% new). On the palate, there are wild strawberries, ripe raspberry, red berry and dried herb flavours. Long red berry and spicy finish. Tannins are structured with great acidity for food. Pair with a rich meaty pasta and a richer tomato sauce. Chianti Classico food pairings: ravioli, beef stew, pizza, pork chops. Drink: 2019 - 2025 288530 13.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 92/100. March 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Produced from 80% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo and 5% Syrah wine grapes, Isole e Olena 2015 is a juicy, silky Chianti Classico with ripe dark cherry, berry, savoury spice and dried herb flavours on the palate. The Insole e Olean estate is located in the heart of the Chianti region between the historic cities of Florence and Siena in Tuscany. Great acidity for food. Enjoy now and for the next five years. Pair this Tuscan beauty with a Ribollita soup. Chianti Classico food pairings: ravioli, beef stew, pizza, pork chops. Drink: 2019 - 2028 704346 14.5% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 90/100. March 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montes Alpha Merlot 2015, Colchagua Valley D.O., Chile: Aurelio Montes is credited with developing many of the premium wine regions in Chile that are cool climate such as Apalta Valley and Marchigue both in the Colchagua Valley. He focused on low-yielding, steeply planted vines that produce grapes of concentrated flavour. Montes Alpha 2015 Merlot will not disappoint with its full-bodied and juicy flavours of smoky dark plum, blueberry, savoury herbs and oaky spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm. Decant for one hour prior to pouring with and Ancho Chile rubbed pork tenderloin roast. Merlot food pairings: roast beef, salt pork and cabbage, grilled game sausages. Drink: 2019 - 2025 22228 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. March 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

San Pedro Sideral 2016, Cachapoal Valley D.O., Chile: An expressive and seductive blend of 5 grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon leading, along with Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenère. Aromas of dark ripe berries, spicy and smoke. What a package! Pair with a pepper steak. Food pairings: bison burgers, roast duck, hard cheeses. Drink: 2019 - 2023 632927 14.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. March 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Papillon 2015, Napa Valley, California, United States: The 2015 vintage of the robust Papillon Proprietary Red is a gorgeous, sensuously layered red wine blend featuring aromas of dark berries, smoke and spike. Some mocha and espresso from judicious oak aging. Satin texture with a long finish. Decant 1 hour and enjoy with a grilled steak. Food pairings: grilled Tomahawk steak, venison roast, roast saddle of rabbit. Drink: 2019 - 2028 478768 15.1% XD 750 mL $89.95 Score: 94/100. March 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fontanafredda Eremo 2016, Langhe, Piedmont D.O.C., Italy: Fontanafredda's Eremo 2016 is a full-bodied smoky, earthy with bright red cherry, leather and sweet tobacco leaf flavours on the palate. Great acidity for food on this well-priced 60% Barbera and 40% Nebbiolo red wine blend from the Langhe region in Piedmont. Decant 1-2 hours prior to pouring with grilled game meats. Enjoy now and pair it with game meats. Food pairings: herbed steaks, Portobello mushroom, chili, soup, lamb chops. Drink: 2019 - 2025 454041 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. March 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poderi Angelini Primitivo Di Manduria 2014, Puglia D.O.C., Italy: From Puglia and producer, Luigi Antonio, Poderi Angelini 2014 Primitivo Di Manduria is a robust and spicy Primitivo with smoky dark fruit, blackberry compote, dark spice flavours, a full-on Zinfandel aged eight months in oak barrels. Pair with smoky ribs. Primitivo Di Manduria food pairings: lamb, beef, chick pea curry. Drink: 2019 - 2024 268136 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. March 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castiglion Del Bosco Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Tuscany wine region, Castiglion Del Bosco 2012 is a medium-bodied Brunello Di Montalcino produced from 100% Sangiovese with tart red cherry, red currant, leather, mocha and dried herbs flavours on the palate. Tannins are chalky. Balanced acidity and elegant. Decant for one hour prior to pouring. Good cellaring candidate as well -- about five years. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: spaghetti Bolognese, meat-filled pasta with rich tomato sauce, vegetarian lasagne. Drink: 2019 - 2024 956391 14% D 750 mL $63.95 Score: 91/100. March 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lungarotti Rubesco Sangiovese Colorino 2015, Umbria D.O.C., Italy: From the Umbria wine region, a tart but juicy Sangiovese and Colorino red wine blend with ripe plum, dried herbs, sweet spice and tobacco leaf flavours on the palate. Tannins are grippy and there is great acidity for rich meaty dishes or to pair with Pecorino and Piave Stravecchio cheeses. The wine label depicts the harvest at the Fontana Maggiore of Perugia. Sangiovese Colorino food pairings: rich tomato and roasted Italian vegetables sauce over penne, beef stuffed tomatoes and peppers. Drink: 2019 - 2024 368548 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. March 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz 2017, Mclaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, South Australia, Australia: From Sarah & Sparky Marquis Mollydooker, The Boxer 2017 comes out fighting. This is a blockbuster Shiraz with ripe cherry, plum, sweet and pepper spice flavours and a long dark chocolate finish on the palate. Great balance and poise. Decant and enjoy now with a roast venison tenderloin. Enjoy now and for the next five years. Shiraz food pairings: steak enchilada casserole, deep dish pizza and cheese pie, pan-fried goose breast with watercress. Drink: 2019 - 2024 246595 16% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 91/100. March 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wynns The Siding Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia: Although this estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a medium-plus-bodied, there is a lot of ripe and intense flavours on the palate. On the nose, The Siding 2016 is intense with black currant and cedar brush aromas. Dry and flavoursome on the palate with ripe blackberry, dried herbs, underbrush and savoury spice on this smoky red from the Coonawarra. Tannins are grippy and this vintage would benefit by laying it down in cellar for about three years. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: prime rib, rare steaks, grilled kangaroo striploin steak. Drink: 2019 - 2025 333229 14% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. March 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Aranwa Malbec 2013, Mendoza, Argentina: Lots of fleshy ripe black fruit and smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Malbec food pairings: grilled lamb chops, grilled sausages, meaty stews. Drink: 2019 - 2022 631812 13.8% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. March 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, California, United States: Fresh black plum, dark berry, sweet tobacco and vanilla/mocha flavours on this 2016 vintage Chateau St. Jean 2016. This is a full-bodied, earthy and dry Cabernet Sauvignon from California. Margo Van Staaveren became winemaker and general manager for Chateau St. Jean in August of 2003 and this silky Cab has only become better. Enjoy now with a meat lover's pizza. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: beef brisket, gourmet burgers, rich meat-based pasta dish. Drink: 2019 - 2024 38034 13.8% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. March 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bootleg 2015, Napa Valley, California, United States: Produced by winemaker, Kristy Melton, Bootleg 2015 is a dark and rich red wine blend of 53% Merlot, 21% Petite Sirah, 20% Syrah, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% each of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot with the wine aged nine months in French and American oak barrels - 27% /2% new barrels. All grapes are sourced from Howell Mountain, Yountville, Oakville and Atlas Peak with the balance in Mendocino County and Alexander Valley. Lush flavours liquid dark cherry, dark chocolate and savoury spice flavours. Pour with a grilled skirt steak. Food pairings: gourmet burgers, venison stew, barbequed short ribs. Drink: 2019 - 2026 462820 15% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 90/100. March 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marchesi di Barolo Barbaresco 2014, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: An elegant wine made from 100% Nebbiolo wine grapes from the Piedmont wine region. Garnet ruby in the glass, Marchesi di Barolo 2014 Barbaresco is dry and zesty, fragrant with wild herb, red cherries and dark plum flavours on the palate. Tannins are velvety. Pair with your favourite meaty pasta dish. Barbaresco food pairings: gourmet burgers, mutton with mint and coriander, pizza, steak. Drink: 2019 - 2027 155408 14.5% XD 750 mL $37.95 Score: 91/100. March 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viña Leyda Las Brisas Pinot Noir 2016, Leyda Valley D.O., Chile: A juicy, joyous Chilean Pinot Noir from an extraordinary producer. Layers of silky textured fleshy ripe raspberries and strawberries with some spice. The grapes are sourced from two blocks in the vineyard that enjoy a warmer, southern exposure versus the typical cooler positioning at this winery. Classic with a long finish. Pair with veal or grilled chicken. Pinot Noir food pairings: rack of lamb, grilled pork sausages, veal Porterhouse. Drink: 2019 - 2024 632919 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. March 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sidewood Shiraz 2015, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia: Loving this fresh blackberry and minty nose on this Sidewood 2015 cool-climate Shiraz. On the palate, juicy dark cherry, red plum, anise and cake spice flavours with velvety tannins. The Shiraz was fermented in stainless steel tank with 25% being whole bunch fermented. The wine was matured in 30% new French oak barrels. Fantastic pairing with grilled meats. Enjoy now and for the next 10 years. Shiraz food pairings: roast pheasant with sauerkraut, grilled marinated game birds, Hasenpfeffer. Drink: 2019 - 2024 446146 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. March 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Josef Chromy Pinot Noir 2017, Tasmania, Australia: One of my favourite cool-climate Australian Pinot Noirs! This one is from the island of Tasmania, where founder Josef Chromy established his winery in 2007 at the ripe age of 76. This offers seductive aromas of black cherry, smoke and spice. Satin texture with a long finish. Try it with duck comfit. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled lamb chops, stuffed veal tenderloin, roast rabbit. Drink: 2019 - 2024 163022 13% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 93/100. March 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Napa Valley, California, United States: The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon from Joseph Carr is lush with ripe black fruit, dark plum, earthy florals and cedar brush flavours on the palate. Wine grapes for this vintage were hand-picked and the wine matured in French oak barrels for 18 months. Joseph Carr is known as the 'négociant' of California wineries and worked for 20 years as a sommelier before owning his own Napa Valley Winery. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: prime rib roast, lamb stew, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2019 - 2026 409151 13.9% D 750 mL $44.95 Score: 88/100. March 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

López De Haro 2015, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Produced from 90% Tempranillo, 7% Garnacha and 3% Graciano, López De Haro 2015 Crianza is a dry and earthy full-bodied smoky red blend with meaty, savoury thyme, lavender and mint flavours on the palate. The wine was aged in French and American oak barrels for 18 months. Pair with a tourtière. Food pairings: meatloaf, lentil patties, Italian style pizza, salami, veal shanks, charcuterie. Drink: 2019 - 2025 377481 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. March 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

El Gorú Monastrell Syrah Petit Verdot 2017, Jumilla D.O.P., Spain: El Gorú 2017 is a full-bodied red blend of Monastrell, Syrah and Petit Verdot produced by Bodega Ego from the Jumilla wine region in Spain. On the palate, juicy ripe plums, dark chocolate and peppery spice flavours with good acidity for food. Pair with grilled pork chops. Monastrell Syrah Petit Verdot food pairings: beef burgers, stuffed flank steak, grilled flat iron steak. Drink: 2019 - 2024 443945 14% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. March 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Napa Valley, California, United States: Franciscan 2015 is a medium-plus-bodied cool-climate Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California. The grapes for this robust wine are grown in one of Napa Valley's coolest vineyards, and the wine is aged for 20 months in small oak barrels. Aromas of black fruit, violets, cigar box and smoke. Decant one hour and pair with a rare steak or cellar for three years. Great cellaring candidate that will improve with time. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: rare prime rib, gourmet burgers, roast chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2024 39388 13.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 88/100. March 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Abbazia Moscato D'asti 2017, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: This is a pretty Moscato d'Asti with a light, medium-sweet spritz and zesty flavours of ripe apricot, honeysuckle and peach. Great with brunch or chilled on its own. Moscato D'asti food pairings: soft cheeses, fresh fruit, fruit based desserts. Drink: 2019 - 2023 265397 5.5% M 750 mL $13.95 Score: 90/100. March 2019. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine De Vaugandy Brut, Vouvray, Loire, France: Full-bodied, robust dry French bubbly. Good value with lots of sensory pleasure. Great price. Finishes with lime citrus, Asian pear and green apple. Pair with fresh seafood. Food pairings: charcuterie and soft cheeses, grilled shrimp, sushi. Drink: 2016 - 2019 154567 12% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. March 2019. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

13th Street Winery Premier Cuvée Sparkling White 2012, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: This Niagara sparkling wine has no oak aging and no dosage: it's crisp and clean. Classic nose that has the elegance of terrific champagne and uses Méthode Classique, the same method and grapes as Champagne. Great price. Green apple on the palate. Pair with shellfish. Sparkling White food pairings: Fresh steamed shellfish, seafood tapas, smoked whitefish. Drink: 2017 - 2022 142679 12.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 91/100. March 2019. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Trapiche Medalla Chardonnay 2016, Mendoza, Argentina: A full-bodied, buttery-rich, toasty oak Chardonnay fro the heart of Argentina's wine region, Mendoza. Lots of smoke and golden apple on the palate. Perfect for roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled chicken, smoked salmon and goat cheese quiche, salads topped with grilled shrimp. Drink: 2018 - 2021 629436 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. March 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kourtaki Retsina Of Attiki, Greece I.G.P., Greece: Lemon Pledge notes with a cedar undertone. Fresh and crisp, but definitely an acquired taste. Not pine resiny as I expected. Pair with any dish with lemon or thyme flavours. Retsina Of Attiki food pairings: grilled calamari, fried Saganaki cheese, chicken brochettes. Drink: 2017 - 2019 46888 11.5% XD 750 mL $9.95 Score: 86/100. March 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kutjevo Grasevina 2017, Danube-Kutjevo Vineyard, Slavonia, Croatia: A lovely Croatian white wine with lots of zip and zest on the palate. Aromas of grapefruit and white melon. Perfect for fresh melon. Grasevina food pairings: grilled fish, grilled pork chops, charcuterie and hard cheeses. Drink: 2018 - 2020 519074 13% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. March 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hugel Gentil 2016, Alsace A.C., France: A classic Alsatian white with Pinot Auxerrois, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Sylvaner wine grapes as well as some Gewürztraminer, Muscat Ottonel and Muscat d'Alsace. Huge Gentil 2016 is perfect as an aperitif or an accompaniment to seafood, pasta and grilled pork dishes. Youthful, juicy and elegant with a floral and mineral nose, ripe pear, apple and softly spiced on the palate. Enjoy now and for the next three years. Food pairings: seared scallops, sushi, vegetables, herbed chicken, pork dishes. Drink: 2019 - 2022 367284 12% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. March 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Du Chalet Pouilly Pouilly-Fuissé 2016, Burgundy A.P., France: Rich and full-bodied with ripe golden apple, pineapple and nutty aromas on the nose. This dry Pouilly-Fuissé is creamy, weighty on the palate with white florals, ripe apple, vanilla flavours and a lingering light citrus and soft mineral finish. Very elegant. Pair with roast chicken. Produced by B.A. Léger Plumet, prop.-viticulturist, this is a classic Burgundian Chardonnay aged for 15 months in French oak barrels. Pouilly-Fuissé food pairings: chicken in a garlic, white wine sauce, bouillabaisse, grilled shrimp and pan-fish. Drink: 2019 - 2023 295717 13% XD 750 mL $33.95 Score: 92/100. March 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Girard Chardonnay 2015, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Great acidity for food on this Russian River Valley Chardonnay with butterscotch, ripe stone fruit, cake spice flavours and campfire smoke on the palate and a long and satisfying toffee finish. Produced by winemaker, Glenn Hugo, this is cool climate Californian Chardonnay rested 12 months on its lees in 35% new French oak. Pair with grilled pork chops. Chardonnay food pairings: spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, toasted ravioli served with Alfredo sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2023 276675 13.9% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 87/100. March 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Du Pré Baron Sauvignon 2017, Touraine, Loire A.C., France: Domaine Du Sauvignon Pré Baron 2017 is a mouth-watering Sauvignon Blanc that demands to be paired with food. This cool climate Sauvignon Blanc from the Touraine, Loire Valley wine region has canned asparagus, green herb, gooseberry, liquid lemon flavours on the palate finishing with that stony minerality this wine region is known for in the Sauvignon Blanc wines. Pair with a goat cheese, arugula and grilled asparagus flatbread. Sauvignon food pairings: field greens, grilled seafood, crab cakes. Drink: 2019 - 2022 107128 12% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. March 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Baron De Hoen Gewurztraminer 2017, Alsace A.C., France: Baron De Hoen 2017 Reserve Gewurztraminer is off-dry, fresh and floral on the nose, medium-bodied with ripe apple, pear flavours finishing with flinty notes on the palate. Chill and pair with spicy and Asian dishes or can be enjoyed on its own. Gewurztraminer food pairings: pork seasoned with ginger, sashimi and sushi, mild vegetarian curries. Drink: 2019 - 2021 377721 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. March 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lundy Manor Proprietor's Blend 2017, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: An interesting blend of barrel-fermented Chardonnay, skin-fermented Gewürz and a splash of Sauvignon Blanc brought up in acacia wood which adds exotic florals to the blend. Lundy Manor's Proprietor's Blend 2017 is soft and juicy with ripe golden apple, peach, soft citrus and vanilla flavours on the palate with a light mineral finish. Nicely done. Food pairings: pan-fried panfish, fish tacos, grilled chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2022 579961 12% M 750 mL $18.95 Score: 87/100. March 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Mondavi Chardonnay 2015, Napa Valley, California, United States: Genevieve Janssens moved from her native France 40 years ago to the Napa Valley to study and an assistant oenologist under the mentorship of Robert Mondavi himself. Robert Mondavi 2015 Chardonnay is a rich with juicy, ripe golden apple, yellow plum, vanilla and butterscotch flavours on the palate. Pair with rich seafood dishes or roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled chicken, seafood Shepherd's pie, smoked salmon, goat cheese and spinach pizza. Drink: 2019 - 2023 310409 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 89/100. March 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vesevo Falanghina 2017, Beneventano, Campania I.G.T., Italy: The vineyards from where the Falanghina Beneventano wine grapes for Vesevo Beneventano 2017 rise 450-550 metres above sea level tempered by the cool breezes off the Bay of Naples. This same breeze has, over the centuries, blown volcanic ash from Vesuvius inland, giving the soil here a volcanic character rich in minerals and trace elements. Wine grapes undergo low-temperature fermentation retaining its aromatic citrusy and flinty nose and on the palate, the wine is dry with white florals, honeysuckle, soft citrus flavours with a smoky, flinty finish. Good acidity for food. Pair with a seafood pasta dish. Falanghina food pairings: pan-fried freshwater fish, steamed clams and mussels hotpot, crab cakes. Drink: 2019 - 2021 289538 13% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. March 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montes Alpha Chardonnay 2016, Aconcagua Valley D.O., Chile: This is a dry and full-bodied Chardonnay produced with grapes grown in the cool climate region of Chile's Casablanca Valley, temperature-moderated by the ocean and the reason why it's so crisp and zesty and not heavy. Rich with apple pie goodness, lemon-curd and smoky flavours, finishing long and smooth. Pair with roast turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: barbecued chicken breast, lobster in butter sauce, cheese, pan fried fish. Drink: 2019 - 2023 390203 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. March 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kistler McCrea Vineyard Chardonnay 2016, Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma County, California, United States: Kistler is known for producing benchmark Californian Chardonnay and it continues to show. The 2016 vintage is a dry, medium-plus-bodied, rich, supple and layered Chardonnay with ripe peaches, pink grapefruit, ginger, lemon curd and almond nut flavours on the palate. Perfect pairing to roast chicken. Enjoy now and for the next three years. Chardonnay food pairings: lobster with melted butter, barbecued pork, roast chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2025 353706 14.1% XD 750 mL $124.95 Score: 94/100. March 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fowles Farm To Table Chardonnay 2017, Victoria, Australia: A full-bodied, luscious Australian Chardonnay with aromas of golden and green apple and a whisper of smoke. Pair with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled chicken, seafood and shellfish kebabs, pan-fried panfish. Drink: 2019 - 2022 632042 10.9% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. March 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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