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Vintages Release May 16, 2019

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Barone Ricasoli Rocca Guicciarda Riserva Chianti Classico 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: This is the 2015 vintage from the Tuscany wine region, Barone Ricasoli Rocca Guicciarda Riserva is a full-bodied Chianti Classico. Lot of ripe dark fruit with dried herbs and spicy chocolate flavours on the palate. Lots of mouth-watering acidity as well. A smooth classic Chianti with aromas of dark fruit, sun-dried tomato and dried herbs. Mouth-watering acidity for a wide range of dishes from pasta in tomato sauce to spicy sausages. This wine is a blend of mostly Sangiovese grapes, with a little Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Finishes with baking spices, dried herbs. Pair with game meats, Italian sausage or meats sauces. Pair with a rich tomato sauce and sausage casserole. Decant for two hours prior to serving. Chianti Classico food pairings: stuffed roasted turkey, steak topped pizza, pasta in tomato sauce, breaded veal cutlets. Drink: 2018 - 2030 943613 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Red Label Zinfandel 2016, California, United States: Francis Coppola's Diamond Collection Red Label 2016 is a full-bodied 95% Zinfandel with 5% Petite Sirah sourced from old vines in Amador County and cooler-climate sites in Paso Robles and Sonoma. Perfumed with ripe dark fruit and toasty spices, a bit of Petite Sirah is blended in to enhance the strawberry compote, light herbs, cake spices and vanilla flavours on this lush red. Zinfandel food pairings: BBQ ribs, roast chicken, turkey. Drink: 2018 - 2024 708289 13.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 88/100. May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Charles Smith Substance Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: A firm tannic grip on this big Washington state red wine. Cellar a few years then decant 2 hours and pair with a rare steak. Aromas of black fruit and toasty oak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: prime rib roast, gourmet hamburgers, Salisbury steak. Drink: 2018 - 2025 419770 13.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2016, South Australia, Australia: Love this shiraz with aromas of juicy blueberry, blackberry and smoke. Supple, smooth and full-bodied. Delicious. Perfect for hamburgers, pizza and steak. The grapes for this wine are grown in vineyards at an elevation of 480 metres above sea level which imparts great elegance and balance. Shiraz food pairings: prime rib roast with rosemary and garlic, hamburgers stuffed with feta cheese, roasted vegetable stew. Drink: 2018 - 2023 998476 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Solanera Viñas Viejas 2015, Yecla D.O., Spain: A succulent, lip-smacking tasty Spanish red wine blend. Tanned leather, dried herbs and dried red fruit on the nose and palate. The Yecla wine region is in southern kin and is an emerging area to watch for quality wines. This wine is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% low-yield Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% low-yield Garnacha. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 10 months. Pair with lamb and rosemary. Food pairings: roast lamb, grilled pork chops, pepper steak. Drink: 2017 - 2022 276162 14.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Apalta Vineyard, Colchagua Valley, Chile: A rich and full-bodied 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 5% Syrah grapes red wine blend on this smooth Cabernet Sauvignon produced by Lapostolle. Complex and delicious with black currant, earthy and garrigue herb flavours on the palate. Smooth, roasted nut finish. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: rare steak, beef braised in red wine. Drink: 2019 - 2024 947929 14.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 91/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart Of The Barossa Shiraz 2017, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: This robust Australian Shiraz sources grapes from heirloom vineyards from vines that are over 100 years old. The 375 ml size is perfect for an appie starter of seared Spyder steaks. Smoky blackberry, dark plum and berry fruit on the palate on this full-bodied, unfiltered red wine. Shiraz food pairings: grilled meats and vegetables, pizza, barbecued beef, bison steak, grilled or spice-rubbed chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2024 358127 14.5% XD 375 mL $12.95 Score: 92/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Peyros Tannat Cabernet Franc 2014, Madiran, Southwest A.C., France: This is a robust southern French red wine blend of 60% Tannat and 40% Cabernet grapes. Château Peyros is fragrant with earthy violets and ripe blackberry fruit aromas. Ripe black fruit, savoury and dark spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm. Decant for an hour prior to pouring with a stuffed roast flank steak, or tame in cellar for another year or two. Tannat Cabernet Franc food pairings: rare grilled meats, game dishes, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2020 - 2024 208249 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

São Miguel Escolha dos Enologos 2016, São Miguel, Vinho Regional Alentejano, Portugal: A savoury, full-bodied red blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Alicante Bouschet grapes produced by winemakers, Nuno Franco and Alexandre Relvas. Fresh dark fruit on the nose, smoky with dried herb aromas. Would benefit from about three years cellaring. Decant two hours prior to pouring with grilled game sausages. Food pairings: vegetarian lasagne, veal parmesan, roast chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2025 445122 14.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Sofia Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2012, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: As rich on the nose as it is on the palate with rich cherry liqueur, ripe red and dark berries, cake spice, sweet tobacco leaf and savoury herbs. Finishes long and elegant. Decant this Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico for 2 hours prior to pouring with a well-marbled and rich bistecca. Or cellar for five more years. The 2018 Gambero Rosso awarded this wine two glasses our of three. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: leg of lamb, pasta with tomato sauce, polenta dishes, venison, beef daube. Drink: 2019 - 2028 713669 15% D 750 mL $53.95 Score: 91/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chakana Estate Malbec 2016, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: A full-bodied blend of Malbec wine grapes from Altamira and Gualtallary that is brought up in 60% concrete tank with the balance in neutral oak. Fresh and fruit with great acidity for food -- a mouthful of fresh liquid cherries, fresh herbs and savoury spice. Tannins are grippy. Pair with an Argentinean Asado. The illustrated jaguar on the front label of this Argentine wine is considered the lord of the starred night in ancient Indian culture. Malbec food pairings: herb-rubbed roast, breaded veal cutlets, duck breast, tagliatelle alla Bolognese. Drink: 2019 - 2024 219261 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montes Alpha Special Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Cachapoal Valley D.O., Chile: A beautifully balanced and wonderfully flavourful Chilean Cabernet with aromas of ripe black plums, mocha, blackcurrant and espresso. Smooth and supple. Perfect for roast beef. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast pork, grilled steak, BBQ long ribs. Drink: 2019 - 2025 649160 14.6% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Merlot 2015, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Richly layered, full-bodied and elegant. Burrowing Owl's Merlot is supple and smooth with dark plums, rich blackberry and ripe red cherry flavours on the palate. Finishes long and smooth with savoury herbs and soft dark spices on the palate. The wine matured 18 months in a variety of oak barrels. Good cellaring candidate - three to five years. Merlot food pairings: grilled pork chops, meat stuffed Portobello mushrooms, grilled veal chops. Drink: 2019 - 2027 585737 14% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz 2016, Canberra District, Australia: A robust, tasty Australian Shiraz, with grapes sourced from five vineyards in the Young region. The juice spends only a few days in a cold soak in contact with the grape skins. Then it's open-fermented with a portion of whole bunch clusters of grapes followed by a week of maceration. The wine is then aged in French oak barrels for almost a year. Aromas of ripe dark fruit, smoke and spice. Pair with roast beef. Shiraz food pairings: grilled New York striploin steak, beef Wellington, pork roast. Drink: 2019 - 2026 481861 13% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 91/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zuccardi Q Tempranillo 2014, Santa Rosa, Mendoza, Argentina: Dark ruby in the glass with ripe raspberry, cherry, damson plum, savoury herbs, spices and dusty tannins. A great Tempranillo from Argentina with wine grapes sourced from Santa Rosa and Paraje Altamira. Tempranillo food pairings: roast leg of lamb, suckling pig. Drink: 2019 - 2024 973503 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Umberto Fiore Barbaresco 2015, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: A full-bodied Barbaresco, tart cherry and ripe red berries matched with mouth-watering acidity. Feed it a rich meat pasta and tomato sauce dish. Barbaresco food pairings: pasta and rich tomato, meat sauce, hard cheeses, roast Cornish game hens. Drink: 2019 - 2024 636670 13.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 88/100. May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mollydooker The Maître D' Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Full-bodied, mouth filling and satisfying with flavours of cherry, blackberry, raspberry and mocha on the palate with a long spicy and savoury finish. Tannins are rounded. Great with a roast leg of lamb. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: hamburgers, steak, hearty meat dishes, hard cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2024 246629 15.5% D 750 mL $33.95 Score: 92/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château de Lamarque 2012, Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux A.P., France: This robust Bordeaux red wine has lots of blackcurrant and cassis notes along with smoky and toasty oak. Finishes with cigar box and dark spice. Pair with rare steak. Food pairings: rare ribeye steak, venison tenderloin, roast leg of lam. Drink: 2019 - 2024 440198 14% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 88/100. May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Grosset Création Cairanne 2016, Côtes Du Rhône-Villages, Rhône A.C., France: The 2016 vintage of the robust Cairanne Creation Grosset is a blend of Carignan, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah grapes. The wine was matured in both wooden foudres (large oak barrels) and cement tanks. Aromas of dark fruit and smoke. Great price. Pair with grilled meats. Cairanne food pairings: grille chicken, roast turkey, veal chops. Drink: 2019 - 2022 33852 14.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wakefield Merlot 2017, Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia: Wakefield's Merlot from wine grapes sourced from the Clare Valley is spicy on the palate with cassis, cake spice, savoury herbs, pepper spice and minty flavours. Tannins are well-integrated and this full-bodied red is very approachable. Juicy crushed raspberry finish. Pair with grilled pork chops. Merlot food pairings: grilled steak, pan-roasted beef filet and rösti potatoes, cheeseburgers, bitter-sweet chocolate, turkey. Drink: 2019 - 2023 683201 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Torressella Refosco Dal Peduncolo Rosso 2016, Veneto I.G.T., Italy: An amazing value for this robust, delicious Italian red wine. Aromas of dark fruit, smoke and toasty oak. The word "Refosco" relates to a traditional family of Croatian grapes, especially in western Slovenia and Italy's Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. Further, "Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso" means "Refosco with the best of these grapes. Pair with grilled steak. Refosco Dal Peduncolo Rosso food pairings: roast duck, grilled steak, roast chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2023 638494 12.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lavau Rasteau 2015, Rhône A.C., France: From the Rasteau region in the Southern Rhone valley this is a 50-50 blend of Grenache and Syrah and the 2015 vintage is even better than the 2014. Deep inky ruby colour, full-bodied, plushy, smooth and spicy on the palate with ripe red plum and savoury spice flavours. Tannins are silky. Enjoy now and for the next five years. Food pairings: meat pizza, tortiere, hard cheeses. Drink: 2019 - 2024 394650 14% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 89/100. May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chris Ringland CR Shiraz 2017, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: A blockbuster big Barossa Shiraz from a respected producer, Chris Ringland. Made from vines planted in 1910, which yield great concentration and extraction of flavour. Notes of ripe black plums, blackberries, spice and smoke. Pair with a pepper steak. Shiraz food pairings: roast leg of lamb, pork tenderloin, roast pheasant. Drink: 2019 - 2024 633479 14.8% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Duck Pond Pinot Noir 2016, Oregon, United States: Duck Pond 2016 Pinot Noir is as delicious on the nose as it is on the palate with ripe dark cherry and berry aromas, ripe red cherry, black raspberry, savour spice and a kiss of smokiness on the palate. Finishes long and lovely. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal chops, spiced duck breasts, pizza with anchovies. Drink: 2019 - 2024 427872 13.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 87/100. May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Navarro Correas Selección Del Enólogo Malbec 2014, Tunuyán, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: The robust 2014 vintage of the Selección del Enólogo is made from the country's classic Malbec grape grown in one vineyard, Tunuyán. The wine was aged for 18 months in oak barrels for 18 months. Aromas of black fruit and smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Malbec food pairings: grilled steak, gourmet burgers, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2019 - 2024 646232 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

St. Francis Merlot 2015, Sonoma County, California, United States: A robust, supple and delicious Californian Merlot from winemaker/owner Joe Martin who founded St. Francis Vineyard in 1971 with 22 acres of Chardonnay 60 acres of Merlot in the Sonoma Valley. Aromas of fleshy ripe dark fruit, spice and smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Merlot food pairings: roast chicken, pork tenderloin, roast turkey. Drink: 2019 - 2024 422014 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Qed Axiom Of Choice Cabernet Franc 2015, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: A robust and delicious Cabernet Franc with aromas of dark berries, smoke, graphite and dark florals. The 2015 vintage of Qed Axiom of Choice is concentrated, deep, rich and long on the finish. Pair with grilled lamb. Cabernet Franc food pairings: roast pork, veal Porterhouse steak, grilled beef tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2030 553693 14% D 750 mL $66.95 Score: 92/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Basciano Chianti Rufina 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A classic Chianti from the Ruffino sub-zone, full-bodied with ripe red cherry, earthy underbrush, savoury herbs, dark chocolate flavours on the palate. Tannins are dry and somewhat chewy. Pair with roasted lamb The Fattoria di Basciano winery is nestled in the centre of the Chianti Rufina region. Fattoria translates to farm from Italian. Chianti Rufina food pairings: grilled steak, tortellini, rich tomato sauce and pasta. Drink: 2019 - 2023 68163 13.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jeanneret Cabernet Malbec 2016, Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia: A robust Australian red wine blend of Cabernet and Malbec with aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, spice and toasty oak. Smooth and supple. Pair with roast beef. Cabernet Malbec food pairings: hearty meat dishes, roast pork, roast goose. Drink: 2019 - 2025 632588 14.8% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 91/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Du Grand Tinel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2015, Rhône A.C., France: From the Châteauneuf-Du-Pape appellation, a dark and spicy, medium-plus-red wine blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre with cherry, tanned leather and a spicy, silky finish. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: chicken herb-rubbed roast, duck breast with celeriac purée, breaded veal cutlets, tagliatelle alla Bolognese, lamb burgers, spicy sausage. Drink: 2019 - 2026 993964 15% XD 750 mL $52.95 Score: 88/100. May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sebastiani Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Nicely balanced Cabernet Sauvignon with ripe red black cherries, red berries, dark plum, cedar spice on the palate finishing with some mineral notes. Easy to enjoy on its own, date night or with a veal Porterhouse. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: beef wellington, braised escarole and endive, rich pates, roast beef au jus, cheddar cheese, black pudding. Drink: 2019 - 2024 470872 14.2% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Colab And Bloom Shiraz 2016, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: A bold and beautiful Australian Shiraz from the heartland of Shiraz, the Barossa Valley. Aromas of black fruit, mint, mocha and toasty oak. Smooth and supple. Pair with prime rib. Shiraz food pairings: roast leg of lamb, veal Porterhouse steak, lamburgers. Drink: 2019 - 2024 632562 14.3% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 92/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Merlot 2016, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Outstanding vintage for this Niagara Peninsula Merlot. Lots of ripe plum, cherry, vanilla, mocha and caramel flavours on the palate with a long spicy finish. Tannins are velvety. Pair with grilled steak Merlot food pairings: grilled porterhouse steak, calf’s liver with bacon and onions. Drink: 2019 - 2023 563197 14% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 87/100. May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mayu Gran Reserva Carmenère 2015, Elquí Valley D.O., Chile: Great value on this rich and big Chilean Carmenère. Mayu 2015 Gran Reserva has ripe blackberry compote and mocha aromas on the nose with liquid dark berries, savoury spice, mocha and dried sweet tobacco leaf flavours on the palate. This is a unique style of Carmenère with bunches of grapes allowed to semi-raisin on the vine because of an extended two-month hang time. Mayu refers to the river of stars in the Milky Way. Carmenère food pairings: hearty meat dishes, roast pork, turkey. Drink: 2019 - 2021 90035 15% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alejandro Fernández Dehesa La Granja 2011, Castilla Y León, Spain: Produced by Alejandro Fernández of Pesquera, this is a big, bold and juicy red with a ripe blackberry and smoky nose. More ripe blackberry compote, licorice spice on the palate finishing with earthy, smoky notes. The Tempranillo wine grapes for this robust red are sourced from the Castilla y León wine region. Food pairings: herbed steaks, chili, Papas con chorizo, lamb chops, smoked cheese, pan-seared venison. Drink: 2021 - 2030 192476 14.3% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave De Visan Visan 2015, Côtes Du Rhône-Villages, Rhône A.C., France: A robust, delicious southern French red wine blend with aromas of black fruit and smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb, sautéed pork tenderloin, veal Porterhouse. Drink: 2019 - 2024 494682 13% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir 2015, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: Sokol Blosser is a full-bodied Pinot Noir produced from organically-grown wine grapes, rich with ripe raspberry, blueberries, cedar spice, smoky with a citrus zest finish on the palate. Enjoy now with a roast leg of lamb. Pinot Noir food pairings: roasted pork loin, veal medallions, lamb in a red wine sauce, beef bourguignon, coq au vin. Drink: 2019 - 2024 748434 13.5% XD 750 mL $37.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castoro Cellars Zinfandel 2015, Paso Robles, California, United States: A full-bodied, supple California Zinfandel from a strong vintage. This wine was matured for half a year in both French and American oak barrels. Aromas of dark berries, spice, smoke. Pair with barbecued ribs. Zinfandel food pairings: BBQ ribs, roast chicken, turkey. Drink: 2019 - 2024 645432 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marchesi De' Frescobaldi Campo Ai Sassi Rosso Di Montalcino 2016, Tuscany D.O.C., Italy: Made from 100% Sangiovese wine grapes. An elegant pale ruby in the glass this Brunello has bright aromas of wild cherry, dried strawberry, rose petals, ripe red berry, dark chocolate and cake spice flavours on the palate finishing with a citrus zest and great acidity for food. Tannins are still quite firm. Decant one hour prior to pouring with grilled meats. Rosso Di Montalcino food pairings: breaded veal cutlets, duck breast with celeriac salad, tagliatelle alla Bolognese, chicken herb-rubbed roast. Drink: 2019 - 2025 429415 13.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Garcés Silva Amayna Syrah 2015, Leyda Valley D.O., Chile: A gorgeously rich and full-bodied Chilean Syrah from the cool climate of the Leyda Valley. This wine won the Gold Medal and Trophy at the 2017 International Wine Challenge. Aromas of dark berries, smoke and dried herbs. Perfect for grilled lamb. Syrah food pairings: roast lamb, beef wellington, rabbit fricassee. Drink: 2019 - 2024 143529 14.5% D 750 mL $28.95 Score: 92/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rustenberg Rm Nicholson 2017, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: A robust Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon red wine blend with firm tannins. Lots of juicy dark fruit on this full-bodied blend matured 16 months in previous use French and American oak barrels. Rich and spicy, pair with grilled game sausages. Food pairings: rare rib steak, curry dishes, crown roast of pork. Drink: 2019 - 2026 278390 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Planeta Frappato Di Vittoria 2016, Sicily D.O.C., Italy: A robust Italian red wine from the sunny, southern island of Sicily. Aromas of dark red fruit, anise and smoke. Pair with hearty pasta dishes in a tangy tomato or neat sauce. Food pairings: roast chicken, lamburgers, rack of lamb. Drink: 2019 - 2021 508655 13% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 91/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Saint Aix Rosé 2018, Coteaux D'aix-En-Provence, Provence A.P., France: Vibrant acidity on this tangy Saint Aix rosé. Nice balance of vibrant, ripe strawberry, raspberry flavours on the palate with a touch of wild herbs, finishing with a crisp, briny mineral notes. Nice on its own, but great acidity to pair with grilled shellfish dishes. Food pairings: endive and ham in Mornay (white) sauce, chicken a la king, tagliatelle with ham. Drink: 2019 - 2021 451906 13% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 92/100. May 2019. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Peninsula Ridge Beal Vineyard Cabernet Rosé 2018, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Produced with 100% Cabernet Franc wine grapes from the Beal Estate Vineyard in the Niagara Peninsula. Dry, spritzy on the palate with strawberry, rhubarb, pink grapefruit and red pepper relish flavours finishing with citrus zest. Great acidity for food. Pair with a baked ham. Cabernet Rosé food pairings: grilled jumbo prawns with a peach salsa, crab cakes with mango chutney. Drink: 2019 - 2021 177840 13.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. May 2019. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Carpenè Malvolti 1868 Brut Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, Conegliano Valdobbiadene, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: A bone-dry Prosecco produced from Glera wine grapes grown in the appellation of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore. Crisp and citrusy with ripe red apple and buttery brioche nose, lingering mousse mouth filling on the palate. Great value as well. Pair with seafood canapes. Founded in 1868 by Antonio Carpenè, Carpenè Malvolti has been influential in producing quality Prosecco. Prosecco Superiore food pairings: oysters, goat cheese, fried chicken, smoked ham, seafood. Drink: 2019 - 2021 727438 12% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Labouré-Gontard Crémant De Bourgogne, Burgundy A.P., France: A balanced, refreshing and vibrant Burgundian sparkling wine with aromas of white peach, toffee and golden apple. Enjoy as an aperitif or companion to seafood. Crémant De Bourgogne food pairings: smoked fish, grilled shellfish, salads topped with grilled shrimp. Drink: 2019 - 2021 401018 12% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Domaine Seguin Pouilly-Fumé 2017, Loire A.C., France: Love the flinty, mineral, lemon-lime zest, white grapefruit and light herb flavours on this Pouilly Fumé! Mouth-watering acidity to pair with your favourite seafood dish. Pouilly-Fumé food pairings: grilled chicken breast, tuna steaks, arugula and smoked salmon flatbread. Drink: 2019 - 2022 637876 12.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. May 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tapiz Alta Collection Chardonnay 2016, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: A rich, creamy Argentina Chardonnay with aromas of golden apple and freshly baked bread. Pair with roasted turkey or chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, crab cakes, sautéed pork tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2022 629410 14.3% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Napa Cellars Chardonnay 2016, Napa Valley, California, United States: Produced by Folie à Deux, this robust Napa Chardonnay is full-bodied with buttery, biscuit, vanilla and smoky flavours on the palate. Creamy, rich and rounded from a great vintage Chardonnay food pairings: lobster with melted butter, barbecued pork, turkey burgers, linguini with clams and fennel. Drink: 2019 - 2023 225342 14.1% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine La Haute Févrie Sur Lie Muscadet Sèvre Et Maine 2017, Sèvre Et Maine, Loire A.C., France: A mouth-watering Muscadet Sèvre et Maine aged on its lees to add finesses and creaminess. Great acidity for fresh, steamed shellfish. Mouth-watering lemon zest, with light herbs flavours on the palate finishing with briny mineral notes. So much happening on this Muscadet made from the Melon de Bourgogne wine grape. Muscadet Sèvre Et Maine food pairings: garden salad, crab legs, salmon patties. Drink: 2019 - 2021 390625 12% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. May 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jean-Max Roger Cuvée Marnes Et Caillottes Sancerre 2017, Loire A.C., France: From Jean-Max Roger Cuvée Marnes Et Caillottes, a Signature Sancerre with the hallmark lemon-zest and flinty flavours with briny mineral notes on the palate. Rich with great backbone and vibrant acidity for any shellfish dish. Sancerre food pairings: freshwater fish, seafood, shellfish, goat cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2023 196667 12.5% XD 750 mL $31.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bellingham Homestead Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Cape Town, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: A zesty South African Sauvignon Blanc at a great price. Aromas of freshly cut grass, lime, lemon and chives. Mouth-watering acidity for shellfish. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: crab cakes, quiche, seafood chowder. Drink: 2019 - 2021 636027 13.6% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. May 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler Graacher Himmelreich Riesling 2016, Mosel Prädikatswein, Germany: Aromatic with white florals, peachy, lime-lemon zest on the nose, Intense lime, lemon and honeyed stone fruit on the palate. Rich and intense finishing lemon zesty. Pair this Riesling with curries and spiced dishes. Riesling food pairings: seafood curry, vegetable curry, pad Thai. Drink: 2019 - 2030 339150 9% M 750 mL $28.95 Score: 93/100. May 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Columbia Crest Winery H3 Chardonnay 2014, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington, United States: Love the sharpness, tang and zestiness of this Washington Chardonnay that is beautifully balanced with the creamy texture and tropical fruit aromas such as melon and pineapple. Yet it also finishes lean and refreshing. One-third of this wine was fermented in stainless steel to preserve fruit freshness which cuts through the buttery richness of the wine that was aged in oak. Pair with pork chops and veal. Chardonnay food pairings: crab-stuffed-flounder, Asian dishes, stuffed chicken, beef bourguignon. Drink: 2015 - 2019 441998 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. May 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tommasi Le Rosse Pinot Grigio 2017, Veneto I.G.T., Italy: Bright and mouth-watering Pinot Grigio with orange blossom and ripe melon aromas on the nose. Juicy with vibrant acidity on the palate. Pour with green salads and a seafood Alfredo. Pinot Grigio food pairings: pan-seared sea scallops, fried oysters with aioli sauce, tempura vegetables. Drink: 2019 - 2021 910497 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

William Hill Chardonnay 2016, North Coast, California, United States: Round and buttery with lots of toast oak on the nose and palate. Rich and full-bodied with a creamy texture on the palate. Toffee and caramel on the finish. This wine is part of the winery's coastal collection, with vines planted in vineyards along the north and central coast of California. Pair with roast chicken and turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, shrimp tempura, grilled whitefish. Drink: 2018 - 2022 288555 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Innocent Bystander Chardonnay 2017, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia: A medium-plus-bodied, classic Australian Chardonnay with ripe pear, red apple, tropical fruit and buttery nut flavours on the palate. Dry and racy with a play of juicy flavours. Chardonnay food pairings: planked salmon, lobster bisque, crab cakes. Drink: 2019 - 2022 280206 13% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Reif Estate Winery Reserve Gewürztraminer 2016, Niagara River, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A a lovely, aromatic Niagara Gewurztraminer with attractive aromas of white florals, peach, Asian pear and lychee on the palate. Very Alsatian in style and elegance. Long finish. Pair with medium spices and curries. Gewürztraminer food pairings: baked ham, panko crusted chicken, light flavoured seafood dishes, pork tenderloin.. Drink: 2018 - 2024 360255 13% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. May 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Redstone Limestone Vineyard South Riesling 2016, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Ripe apple, honey and stonefruit flavours on this harmonious Riesling from Redstone Limestone Vineyard South (2016), produced by Tawse, one of Niagara's best producers. The vineyard is so named for the large stones and the red clay soil in the vineyards. Riesling food pairings: scallop ceviche, white fish with mango salsa, salt and pepper shrimp skewers. Drink: 2018 - 2022 381251 10% M 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. May 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paco & Lola Albariño 2017, Rías Baixas D.O., Spain: From the Rías Baixas wine region in Spain, Paco & Lola 2017 Albariño is crisp, clean and zesty with lemongrass, white grapefruit, lime zest and chive flavours on the palate. Lots of racy acidity on this bone-dry wine. The wine is the product of a co-operative of 428 growers that was formed in 2005. Chill and enjoy now with freshly grilled seafood. Albariño food pairings: linguine with crab meat, falafel, grilled veggies, hearty soups and stews. Drink: 2018 - 2020 350041 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. May 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mission Hill Pinot Gris 2017, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Lovely texture on this Pinot Gris from Mission Hill with ripe stone fruit and pear aromas on the nose, zesty with and leesy on the palate finishing citrusy with a clean minerality. A portion of the grapes were barrel fermented and aged four months in oak. Pinot Gris food pairings: feta cheese stuffed turkey burger, roast lemon-rosemary chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2021 537076 13.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 87/100. May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Roserock Chardonnay 2016, Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: A gorgeous Oregon Chardonnay with notes of golden apple, Asian pear and white peach. Balanced and refreshing with a long finish. Pair with roast chicken or turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, crab cakes, sautéed pork tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2022 573568 14.1% XD 750 mL $41.95 Score: 92/100. May 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Freemark Abbey Chardonnay 2016, Napa Valley, California, United States: Rich, full-bodied Chardonnay from the heart of Napa Valley. Primary fermentation in stainless-steel tank and aged in French oak barrels to give this Chard its creamy mouthfeel -- does not got through malolactic conversion. On the palate, there is baked apple pie, dried herbs and cinnamon, nutmeg spice flavours on the palate. Finishes long and satisfying. Enjoy now and for the next three years. Chardonnay food pairings: scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, grilled chicken breast, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2022 361949 14.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 91/100. May 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Willow Bridge Dragonfly Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017, Geographe, Western Australia, Australia: More citrus than grass in this classic Australian white wine blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. This white Bordeaux style blend is ripe with citrus, herb and tropical fruit flavours - a portion of this was barrel-fermented for added balance and texture. Nicely done. Pair with grilled seafood, crab cakes or fish tacos. The vines are planted on a hillside in the Ferguson Valley of southwest Western Australia. Sauvignon Blanc Semillon food pairings: smoked oyster and mussels on baguette, smoked whitefish, oyster hot pot. Drink: 2019 - 2020 418368 12.8% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. May 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Joseph Drouhin Chardonnay 2016, Burgundy A.C., France: From one of the most recognized producers in France, Joseph Drouhin, this dry, rich Chardonnay has ripe melon, crunchy apple, toasty nut and vanilla flavours on the palate finishing with a clean minerality. Vibrant acidity for food. A medium-bodied Chard that has spent some time in barrel, but first aged in stainless steel for eight months. Chardonnay food pairings: seared scallops, sashimi and sushi, bouillabaisse. Drink: 2019 - 2023 512582 13% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Matahiwi Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Wairarapa, North Island, New Zealand: A terrifically vibrant and zesty New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of lemongrass, chives and lime zest. Racy acidity for seafood. Great price for this quality. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: salads topped with herbed goat cheese, grilled chicken, fish tacos. Drink: 2019 - 2021 402677 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.00 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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