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Vintages Release September 18, 2019

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Piattelli Vineyards Reserve Malbec 2016, Cafayete Valley Salta, Argentina: A gorgeous Malbec, especially for this price! Full-bodied and smooth with layers of fleshy ripe black plums and dark berries with some smoke. Pair with roast beef. Malbec food pairings: roast beef, meat-lover's pizza, lamb cutlets, rich lentil stew. Drink: 2019 - 2023 452029 14.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. September 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cathedral Cellar Shiraz 2016, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: The 2016 vintage of the robust Cathedral Cellar Shiraz is full-bodied and produced by KWV from the Western Cape wine region. Loaded with ripe black fruit, blueberry jam, leather and spice flavours. Pair with prime rib. Shiraz food pairings: lamb tangine, roast rack of lamb, beef long ribs on the barbie. Drink: 2018 - 2022 561142 14.3% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. September 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Winemaker’s CUT Pinot Noir 2018, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada: Love this stunning BC Pinot Noir! Aromas of fleshy ripe black cherry, raspberry and smoke. Medium-bodied, balanced and supple. Long finish. Wow. Pair with veal. Drink: 2019 - 2023 13% D 750 mL Score: 92/100. September 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gérard Bertrand Saint Chinian Syrah Mourvèdre 2016, Saint Chinian, Midi A.P., France: Attractive aromas of fleshy ripe black plums and blackberry. The 2016 vintage of this full-bodied velvet smooth southern French red wine is a blend of Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes. Pair with grilled steak. Syrah Mourvèdre food pairings: veal steak, hearty meat dishes, roast duck. Drink: 2018 - 2023 370247 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. September 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir 2016, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: From the Willamette Valley, Oregon, Domaine Drouhin Oregon 2016 is a lovely, silky red with Old World elegance. On the nose there are dried florals, violets and crushed red berry aromas. Drouhin brings their expertise in crafting aromatic elegance in Bourgogne to a region with the perfect climate for Pinot Noir. A great medium-plus-bodied Pinot Noir that with blue florals, earthy violets, ripe red cherry and raspberry flavours on the palate. Pair with veal. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal chops, grilled duck sausages, pork tenderloin, barbecued lamb sirloin, grilled carrot mash and spring greens purée. Drink: 2018 - 2025 11263 14% XD 750 mL $38.95 Score: 92/100. September 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Le Puy Emilien 2015, Côtes De Bordeaux - Francs, Bordeaux A.C., France: A terrific Bordeaux from the Right Bank that leads with Merlot and Cabernet. The wine is aged 24 months in oak barrels. Aromas of dark fruit, smoke and violets. Pair with grilled lamb. Food pairings: beef Bourgignon, grilled steak and wild mushrooms, stuffed veal roast. Drink: 2020 - 2035 557660 13.2% XD 750 mL $31.95 Score: 91/100. September 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with some Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec in the blend. This vintage is intense with ripe blackberry, dark cherry, olive and savoury herbs flavours on the palate. Delicious! Awarded Gold at the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: hearty meat dishes, hard cheese, grilled game sausages. Drink: 2019 - 2025 642207 14.5% XD 750 mL $37.95 Score: 92/100. September 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castelli del Grevepesa Clemente VII Riserva Chianti Classico 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Lots of coffee, mocha and espresso from oak aging on the nose and palate of this full-bodied, supple Italian red wine from Chianti. Pair with tomato sauce dishes. Chianti Classico food pairings: stuffed roasted turkey, steak topped pizza, pasta in tomato sauce, breaded veal cutlets. Drink: 2017 - 2022 643205 14.5% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 88/100. September 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Buena Vista Legendary Badge Petite Sirah 2016, Sonoma County, California, United States: Lots of mocha and chocolate on the nose of this robust, smooth Californian red wine from oak aging. Made from the Petit Sirah grape. This wine is named in honour of the pioneering spirit of the American west. Count Agoston Haraszthy founded Buena Vista Winey in 1857. Aromas of fleshy ripe plums and dark berries. Petite Sirah food pairings: grilled meats on the BBQ, bison burgers, grilled vegetables. Drink: 2019 - 2023 545772 14.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. September 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateaux Solidaires Château Haut Lalande 2015, Côtes De Bordeaux - Blaye, Bordeaux A.C., France: This is a full-bodied, well-priced Bordeaux red wine blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec grapes. Aromas of fleshy blackberries and black plums with toasty oak and smoke. This winery has been owned by the Raimond family for three generations. Decant for 1-2 hours and pair with a rare steak, game dishes or hard cheeses. Food pairings: grilled steak, smoked beef sandwiches, hard cheeses. Drink: 2018 - 2022 546069 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Mondavi Maestro 2014, Napa Valley, California, United States: Fleshy ripe black plums, mocha and toasty oak on the nose of this robust Californian red wine. Terrific finesse and elegance on this Mondavi Maestro. The winery was founded in 1966 but the release of this 2014 vintage is in 2018. Aromas of dark fruit and smoke. An extra long finish. Food pairings: grilled rib eye steak, roast pheasant, rabbit casserole. Drink: 2018 - 2026 459933 14.5% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 95/100. September 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Bellevue La Forêt 2016, Fronton, Midi A.P., France: Château Bellevue La Forêt 2016 is a full-bodied red blend of 55% Négrette, 20% Syrah, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. The Négrette wine grape appeared in the 12th century and was named "Mavro" (black) originally brought in from Cyprus. On the palate, ripe black currants and blackberry, licorice, green pepper and smoke with lingering savoury spice on the finish. This vintage was awarded Gold in the Paris Agricultural Competition and Silver in the 2016 International Wine Challenge. Food pairings: winter stew, rare cuts of meat, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2018 - 2024 354134 12.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. September 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trius Winery Red 2016, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A savoury, cedary, full-bodied Niagara red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes. The grapes are fermented separately and aged in small oak barrels for a year before blending. Aromas of tart blackberry and sour black cherry with oak. Decant 1 hour. Pair with a rare steak. Food pairings: grilled steak, tourtière, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2018 - 2022 303800 13.7% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. September 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Belle Les Pierrelles Crozes-Hermitage 2016, Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône A.C., France: A dry lighter style Syrah with fruity, ripe cherry, red plum, anise and peppers price flavours on the palate. Made to enjoy sooner than later. Food pairings: grilled bavette steak, meat stuffed Portobello mushroom, wild mushroom bisque, lamb chops. Drink: 2019 - 2022 41921 12.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 89/100. September 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Spice Route Chakalaka 2015, Swartland W.O., South Africa: A full-bodied, smoky Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Petite Sirah, Carignan and Tannat red wine blend from the Swartland wine region with lush, ripe blackberry and cassis, leather and pepper spice flavours. Food pairings: game burgers, roast beef, tourtière. Drink: 2019 - 2022 160481 14.5% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 90/100. September 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Corte Giara La Groletta Ripasso Valpolicella 2016, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: A juicy Ripasso, zesty and intense with black plum, raspberry, earthy florals, savoury spice, dried dark cherry and dark chocolate flavours on the palate. Produced by Marilisa and Franco Allegrini, this winery continues to be one of the leading and most innovative in Veneto. Ripasso Valpolicella food pairings: turkey with all the trimmings, sausage pizza, roast beef. Drink: 2019 - 2023 83964 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. September 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thymiopoulos Young Vines Xinomavro 2016, Naoussa, Macedonia P.D.O., Greece: A medium-bodied Xinomavro from the Macedonia wine region produced from 15 year old vines. Easy to enjoy with ripe cherry, savoury herb and anise flavours on the palate. Pair with grilled lamb kebabs. Xinomavro food pairings: grilled rare steaks, blackened ribs with BBQ sauce, coq au vin, Cornish game hen, tomato tarte. Drink: 2019 - 2021 466474 14.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. September 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Poliziano Nobile di Montepulciano 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A satiny, smoky and luxurious Nobile di Montepulciano, fragrant with bright cherry, red berry and savoury herb aromas. Dry, full-bodied, smooth and rich on the palate finishing long with smoky dark plum and cherry flavours. Pair with a grilled sirloin steak loaded with sautéed wild mushrooms. Nobile Di Montepulciano food pairings: grilled steak, chops, pork roast, roast chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2025 988055 14.5% XD 750 mL $31.95 Score: 93/100. September 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Corte Pavone Brunello di Montalcino 2012, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Produced from 100% Sangiovese Grosso (biodynamic production since 1979) with wine grapes hand-harvested with maturation in concrete egg and four years in Botti and unfiltered. Full-bodied, with smoky cherry, pink florals, savoury herbs and oak spice flavours. Pair with bison burgers. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: ravioli, autumn hodge-podge, chilli, bastilles. Drink: 2019 - 2027 237263 15% XD 750 mL $57.95 Score: 94/100. September 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Olarra Erudito Reserva Especial 2015, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A full-bodied, intense Rioja red made from 90% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo. Dry with dark cherry, plum, dried sweet tobacco leaf, anise, baking and oak spice flavours on the palate. Very approachable now. Food pairings: leg of lamb, cheese, venison stew, hearty lasagne. Drink: 2019 - 2024 378885 14% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 95/100. September 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Big Easy Syrah 2016, Santa Barbara County, California, United States: A big California wine, opaque in the glass with long legs (14.9% abv). Opulent and delicious with liquid cherry, red berry jam, mocha and vanilla flavours on the palate. Easy to enjoy even with that kind of alcohol. Enjoy now and for the next 10 years. Pair with a roast beast. Syrah food pairings: chargrilled pork chop, spice-braised lamb, burgers with blue cheese, rare roast beef. Drink: 2020 - 2030 83212 14.9% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 90/100. September 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Frank Family Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Napa Valley, California, United States: A medium-plus-bodied red wine with aromas of cassis and black currant, dark plum, red berry and cedar spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled New York strip loin, hard cheese, braised pork shanks, veal chops. Drink: 2019 - 2027 246900 14.5% XD 750 mL $89.95 Score: 91/100. September 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mas Des Bressades Cuvée Tradition 2017, Costières De Nîmes, Rhône A.P., France: A medium-plus-bodied Grenache and Syrah red wine blend with smoky, dark cherry and meaty flavours on the palate finishing with cracked pepper spice. Nice for stews. Produced by Cyril Marès, prop.-vign. Food pairings: pizza, ham and asparagus quiche, rabbit fricassee. Drink: 2019 - 2023 143099 14.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. September 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chapillon Siendra 2016, Catalayud D.O., Spain: A full-bodied 80% old vine Garnacha, 7% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Merlot grapes red wine blend with grapes sourced from the Calatayud in Tarragona. Ripe dark cherry, plum, black olive, garrigue herb and cedar spice flavours on the palate. Pair with a full-course roast beef dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, and green beans. Food pairings: grilled pork chops, roast lamb, bison burgers. Drink: 2019 - 2025 417675 14.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. September 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2014, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: This Brunello Di Montalcino needs cellar time, but showing a whole of promise with dark black fruit compote and toasty oak spice flavours on the palate. Medium-plus-bodied with mouth-watering acidity. Tannins are firm and chewy. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: rich tomato sauce and pasta, Margherita pizza, cheese pizza. Drink: 2020 - 2024 175091 13.5% XD 375 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. September 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Télégramme Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016, Rhône A.C., France: A robust southern-Rhone Châteauneuf-du-Pape with layers of blueberry, ripe cherry compote, dark plum and savoury herb flavours on the palate. Just keeps on going with layers of ripe dark fruit on the finish. Easy to enjoy now and for the next five years. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: rare roast beef bites, rib roast, hearty stews. Drink: 2019 - 2026 292722 14.5% D 750 mL $55.95 Score: 92/100. September 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fabre Montmayou Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Mendoza, Argentina: A full-bodied Argentinean Cabernet Sauvignon with cassis, fresh dark berries, fresh green herb and capsicum flavours on the palate. Pair with a sausage cassoulet. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast leg of lamb, barbecued ribs in sauce, hamburger, hard cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2023 261891 14.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. September 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Famille Perrin La Gille 2016, Gigondas, Rhône A.C., France: Love this savoury and lush 90% Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre red wine blend from Gigondas in the Rhône wine region. Fragrant with dried florals on the nose. Full-bodied with liquid cherry, underbrush and cake spice flavours on the palate. Great balance of fruit to acidity. Tannins are structured. Enjoy now or hold for five years. Food pairings: roasted lamb, veal dishes, grilled pork chops, cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2026 906073 14.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. September 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

River's Edge Barrel Select Pinot Noir 2015, Elkton, Umpqua Valley, Oregon, United States: A concentrated, plushy Pinot Noir from lower Umpqua River Valley packed with cherry, rich raspberry and well-integrated toasty oak spice flavours on the palate. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled venison striploin, roast partridge, roast leg of lamb. Drink: 2019 - 2024 456764 14.8% XD 750 mL $32.95 Score: 90/100. September 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Momo Pinot Noir 2017, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: A juicy, smooth, medium-bodied New Zealand Pinot Noir produced using organic and biodynamic winemaking practices. Look for ripe red cherry, cranberry, black raspberry, cold black tea, dried herb and cedar spice flavours on this stylish PN. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled lamb chops, mushroom risotto, planked salmon, frittata, coq au vin. Drink: 2019 - 2023 163972 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Purple Cowboy Trail Boss Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Paso Robles, California, United States: Loving the ripe berry, black cherry, dark plum and dark chocolate flavours on this savoury, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon. Tannins are tame and there is great acidity for grilled burgers and ribs. Purple Cowboy founder Terry Wheatley is a breast cancer survivor raising more than $26 million for breast cancer research and awareness through the sale Purple Cowboy wines. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: rich lentil stew with sundried tomato sauce, Porchetta, roast leg of lamb. Drink: 2019 - 2024 524223 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 88/100. September 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Creekside Red Tractor Cabernet Merlot 2017, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A robust, supple Niagara red wine blend of Cabernet and Merlot grapes with aromas of dark fruit and toasty oak. Pair with grilled meats. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: burgers, ribs, grilled pepper steak. Drink: 2019 - 2022 11851 13% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. September 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Luca Old Vine Malbec 2015, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: A fleshy, juicy robust Malbec sourced from three vineyards in the Uco Valley in Altamira, La Consulta and Gualtallary. Vines are an average of 46 years old. Ripe dark plum, anise, vanilla, mocha flavours on the palate wrapped up in a puff of woodsmoke. Balanced with good acidity for steaks from the grill. Malbec food pairings: pizza, lamb, spicy sausage, beef, hamburger. Drink: 2019 - 2025 167312 14% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 94/100. September 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Two Hands Angels' Share Shiraz 2018, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: From the McLaren Vale, a medium-plus-bodied Shiraz, lush with layers of ripe blackberry, cherry and raspberry flavours on the palate. Tannins are fine. Pair with lamburgers and chops. crisp acids and fine-grained tannins. Shiraz food pairings: gourmet burgers, mutton with mint and coriander, black bean soup, cheese pizza. Drink: 2020 - 2024 9480 14.5% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. September 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masi Tupungato Corbec Corvina Malbec 2015, Tupungato, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Love the blackberry, ripe cassis and mocha nose on this unusual red blend of 70% Corvina and 30% Malbec grapes from Argentina. Dry and lush with dark plum compote with anise, vanilla, mocha and baking spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm and decant this full-bodied red for two hours prior to pouring with a meaty lasagne dinner. Or hold for a year or two. Corvina Malbec food pairings: grilled venison steak, roast partridge, veal Porterhouse. Drink: 2020 - 2024 79095 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. September 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Morandé Carmenère 2017, Maipo Valley, Chile: A Gran Reserva Carmenère with ripe cherry, mild herbs, vanilla and toasty oak flavours on the palate. Smooth and mouth filling. Enjoy with grilled sausage and game burgers. Carmenère food pairings: roasted root vegetable casserole, grilled sausages, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2020 - 2026 371112 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Simi Landslide Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: This is a big Californian Cabernet Sauvignon, full-bodied and intense with ripe dark plum, cherry, blackberry, dark chocolate liqueur, cedar spice and tanned leather flavours. Enjoy now or hold for three years. Pair with a roast Tomahawk steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast chicken paprika with onion and herb stuffing, onion pie, roast beef. Drink: 2019 - 2023 462721 14.4% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 91/100. September 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Volpaia Chianti Classico 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: An elegant Chianti Classico from the Tuscany wine with a blend of organically-grown 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot and Syrah grapes and matured for 12 months in large French oak casks for 12 months. Look for bright red berry fruit, savoury herb and spices on the palate finishing with dusty tannins. A real joy to enjoy now. . Chianti Classico food pairings: pasta and sun-dried tomato sauce, spaghetti and meatballs, Bocconcini salad. Drink: 2019 - 2025 953828 13.5% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 91/100. September 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ritual Pinot Noir 2016, Casablanca Valley, Chile: A fuller-bodied Pinot Noir with ripe dark cherry, dried strawberry, plum, baking spices and earthy flavours on the palate. Pair with lamb tagine. Pinot Noir food pairings: lamb chops, roast leg of lamb, roast duck. Drink: 2019 - 2026 514182 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 93/100. September 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Napa Valley, California, United States: A big Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the elevated hillside slopes of Mount Veeder that cling for their live on rocky, steep soils. Powerful and robust with ripe black currant, black plum, savoury herb, anise and fried bacon flavours on the palate. Purely yummy but needs a little taming time. Hold in cellar for three years and enjoy for the next 15. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled veal chop with morel mushrooms, grilled lamb chops, mushroom and leek risotto. Drink: 2023 - 2032 708842 14.5% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 91/100. September 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Monte Zovo Amarone Della Valpolicella 2013, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: Love the figgy, the studded bitter chocolate with dried blueberry and blackberry flavours on this full-bodied Amarone della Valpolicella. Rich and smooth finishing long and spicy. Amarone Della Valpolicella food pairings: pasta with rich tomato sauce and wild mushrooms, vegetarian lasagne, chicken parmesan. Drink: 2019 - 2026 447888 15% D 750 mL $45.95 Score: 90/100. September 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2017, Similkameen Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A gorgeous BC Pinot Noir made from grapes grown in some of the oldest vineyards in the province. Mt. Boucherie's winemaker Jim Faulkner has a fabulous job. Aromas of fleshy ripe dark cherry, fresh earth and smoke. Medium-bodied and supple. Pair with duck comfit. Drink: 2019 - 2023 13.8% XD 750 mL $25.00 Score: 91/100. September 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Creekside Red Tractor Cabernet Merlot 2016, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A toasty, full-bodied Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc red wine blend from the Niagara Peninsula wine region, matured one year in oak barrel prior to release. Juicy with ripe plum, cherry, toasty oak and mocha flavours on the palate. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: burgers, ribs, grilled pepper steak. Drink: 2020 - 2023 11851 13% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. September 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Château Bellevue La Forêt Rosé 2018, Fronton, Southwest A.P., France: Produced from mainly the Négrette wine grape with Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay and Cabernet Franc. Love the crushed ripe red cherry, plum, strawberry, rhubarb flavours on the palate with just a smattering of spice and dried herbs. Balanced acidity and a perfect pairing to baked ham or barbeque chicken. Rosé food pairings: strawberry spinach salad, roast turkey, veal scaloppini. Drink: 2019 - 2021 219840 12.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 92/100. September 2019. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marquis D'aqueria Tavel Rosé 2018, Rhône A.P., France: From the Rhône Valley wine region, a medium-bodied, mouth-watering and bone-dry rosé blend of Grenache, Clairette, Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Syrah wine grapes showing bright red fruit, fresh cherry, raspberry and orange zest flavours on the palate. So tasty and great value as well. Tavel Rosé food pairings: baked ham, cedar-planked salmon, seared tuna. Drink: 2019 - 2022 556274 14.2% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. September 2019. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Famille Perrin Tavel 2018, Rhône A.C., France: This Tavel is produced from the well-known family-owned winery, Family Perrin. Rich and bone-dry with bright acidity, it is a 50% Cinsault, 25% Grenache and 25% Mourvèdre rosé wine blend. Look for fresh raspberry, strawberry, dried herb and spicy flavours on the palate. Pair with grilled salmon steaks. Tavel food pairings: grilled salmon steak, shellfish, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2019 - 2021 680801 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2019. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Graham Beck Brut Sparkling Wine Méthode Cap Classique, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: This South African sparkling wine is one of the best in the country and is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. Graham Beck is known for superb technique and finesse when it comes to sparkling wines. Great value. Food pairings: green salads, fried chicken, oysters on the half shell. Drink: 2016 - 2019 593483 12% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. September 2019. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Moncontour Tete de Cuvée Brut Vouvray Sparkling, Loire A.C., France: The French writer Honoré de Balzac featured this winery in his novel, La Femme de Trente Ans. What a bargain for such a crisp, toasty bubbly! Lovely bright green fruit and lemon lift on the finish. A toasty, nutty French sparkling wine from the Loire Valley. These bubblies are rare finds, and this one represents tremendous value. Perfect as an aperitif or companion to seafood and great novels. Vouvray Sparkling food pairings: seafood, oysters, fried chicken. Drink: 2016 - 2020 207936 12% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2019. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Arboleda Chardonnay 2017, Aconcagua Costa D.O., Chile: Love this buttery Chilean Chardonnay at a great price. This is a single-vineyard wine, rich, round and mouth-filling Chard with spiced golden apple, peach, Meyers' lemon and toasty oak flavours finishing bright on the palate. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, grilled pork chops, crab cakes. Drink: 2019 - 2022 606772 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. September 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave Des Vignerons De Buxy Buissonnier Chardonnay 2017, Burgundy A.C., France: A bright and vibrant Chardonnay from the Burgundy wine region with ripe yellow apple, pear, vanilla, butter and briny mineral flavours, creamy and long on the palate. Lightly chill and pair with roast chicken or sautéed halibut steak. Chardonnay food pairings: buttered popcorn, roast chicken, lobster in butter. Drink: 2019 - 2022 10349 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. September 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Envoy Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Waihopai Valley, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: From Spy Valley's Envoy Johnson Vineyard, this medium-plus-bodied, dry Sauvignon Blanc was completely fermented in oak barrels where it also rested on its lees for 11 months before blending and bottling. Lovely creamy complexity on this SB with white-fleshed stone fruit, savoury dried herbs, ginger and lemon-lime zest flavours. Pair with herbed quiches, green salads topped with freshly-steamed shrimp. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: fresh tomato and basil salad, pan-fried freshwater fish, apple stuffed chicken breast, grilled prawns. Drink: 2019 - 2022 429308 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 88/100. September 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Nederburg Manor House Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: This Western Cape wine region Sauvignon Blanc is great value under $20. Look for tropical fruit and briny mineral flavours on this SB. Easy to enjoy. Nederburg was named South Africa's 2017 Winery of the Year by Platter's Wine Guide. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: seafood salad, shellfish tapas, crab cakes. Drink: 2019 - 2021 372334 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. September 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tahbilk Marsanne 2018, Nagambie Lakes, Central Victoria, Victoria, Australia: Produced from the Marsanne wine grape, traditional to the Rhone Valley. The Marsanne is sourced from Nagambie Lakes. Love the white florals and honey-citrus aromas this Marsanne gives. Dry with ripe pear, guava honeyed-lemon flavours and mouth-watering acidity. Chill and pair with lobster thermidor. Marsanne food pairings: crab cakes, pork tenderloin, steamed lobster. Drink: 2019 - 2026 117945 12.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. September 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pfaff Special 2018, Alsace A.C., France: Produced by cooperative Vignerons de Pfaffenheim, this is a dry, Sylvaner and Pinot Blanc white blend from the Alsace wine region. Zesty with dried white florals, ripe yellow apple, peach and sweet spice flavours on the palate. Zesty acidity for food. Chill and pair with smoked salmon and dill cream cheese on baguette or chicken Kiev. Food pairings: steamed mussels in their own juice and frites, spring green salad with asparagus, grilled halibut. Drink: 2019 - 2022 469734 12% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. September 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château de la Bretesche Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie Muscadet 2017, Sèvre Et Maine, Loire A.C., France: Produced by Jérémie Huchet, vigneron, this winery is located on the hills overlooking the River Sevre where the earliest known vineyards date back to 1387. I can smell the sea on this Muscadet Sèvre Et Maine sur Lie with its grapefruit, lime, briny mineral flavours and mouth-watering acidity - a perfect match to steamed shellfish. Produced from Melon de Bourgogne grapes from vines that average 45 years of age. Muscadet food pairings: raw oysters on the half shell with lemon and herb dressing, oyster hot pot, mussels Meuniere. Drink: 2019 - 2022 412163 12% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. September 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J. Moreau & Fils Chablis 2017, Burgundy A.C., France: This is a classic Burgundian Chablis produced with well-known J. Moreau & fils. There is no oak treatment on this Chablis. However, the Chardonnay wine was aged more than eight months on its lees giving it a subtle nutty flavours and creaminess. Pale green in the glass, this is an elegant Chablis with ripe apple, pear fruit, grapefruit flavours finishing with driven minerality. Chill and pour with fresh steamed shrimp, or raw oysters on the half shell. Chablis food pairings: lemon butter lobster, sautéed sea scallops, oyster poorboy. Drink: 2019 - 2023 466144 12.5% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 88/100. September 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Falchini Vigna a Solatio Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2017, San Gimignano, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Produced from the Vernaccia grape grown around the ancient village of San Gimignano. Mouth-watering on the palate with green apple, citrus zest and crisp mineral flavours on the palate. Pair with fish tacos. Vernaccia Di San Gimignano food pairings: grilled chicken, pork kebabs, fish tacos. Drink: 2019 - 2022 994012 12% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 85/100. September 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Georgian Hills L'acadie Blanc 2017, Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada: A lovely, crisp, mouth-watering Ontario white wine made from the L'Acadie Blanc grape, usually associated with NS. Aromas of white citrus and lime. Pair with fresh seafood. L'acadie Blanc food pairings: sushi, sashimi, mild vegetable curries, fried chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2021 11231 12.5% M 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. September 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kono Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: A pretty and enjoyable medium-bodied Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough with passionfruit, gooseberry, green bell pepper, lemon grass, lime zest and fresh herb flavours on the palate. Pair with freshly-steamed New Zealand green mussels. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: pan-fried freshwater fish, grilled prawns, choucroute garnie, garden salad. Drink: 2019 - 2021 441394 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. September 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Liberty School Chardonnay 2017, Central Coast, California, United States: Love this easy-to-enjoy smoky, buttery Chardonnay with its quince, tropical fruit and soft orange zest flavours on the palate. Pair with freshly-steamed mussels Portuguese Chardonnay food pairings: roast partridge with peach and honey glaze, warm potato salad with spring onion lemon mustard dressing, baked artichokes with garlic olives and parmesan cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2021 960120 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. September 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pierre Sparr Pinot Gris 2017, Alsace A.C., France: From an iconic Alsatian wine producer, Pierre Sparr Réserve Pinot Gris has a lovely rich mouth-feel and weight on the palate. Smooth, elegant with ripe pear, apple, citrus zest and softly-spiced flavours. Great acidity for grilled prawns. Pinot Gris food pairings: Caesar Salad, fried Gruyere cheese sandwich, raclette, egg dishes. Drink: 2019 - 2022 983395 13.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. September 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Maculan Pinot Grigio 2017, Breganze, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: A well-priced Pinot Grigio with fresh green apple, yellow plum, peach, and citrus zest flavours on the palate. Modern and stylish. Enjoy chilled on its own or with grilled, herbed chicken breasts. Pinot Grigio food pairings: seafood, pasta, breaded veal cutlets, barbecued chicken, cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2021 734921 12.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. September 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Les Costières De Pomerols Beauvignac Viognier 2018, Vins De Pays D'oc, Midi, France: A stunning viognier with classic aromas of rose petal, lychee and tree fruits. A pleasant bitter finish with extraordinary body and length. Incredible value. Viognier food pairings: baked salmon, grilled cod, seared scallops, fine cheeses. Drink: 2019 - 2022 525295 12% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. September 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domdechant Werner Hochheimer Riesling Kabinett 2017, Rheingau Prädikatswein, Germany: A stunning Rheingau Riesling with orange blossoms and ripe apricot aromas. Dry, medium-bodied with ripe stone fruit, citrus and flinty flavours finishing zesty on the palate. Easy to enjoy with mildly-spiced South-eastern dishes. Riesling Kabinett food pairings: light curry dishes, pad Thai, smoked fish. Drink: 2019 - 2025 722413 12% M 750 mL $20.95 Score: 91/100. September 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marcel Martin Le Droissy 2017, Vouvray, Loire A.C., France: An off-dry Vouvray Chenin Blanc with a lovely nose of ripe peach, white florals and mineral notes. So completely spring-fresh. Ripe peach, quince and white florals on the palate as well matched with a vibrant acidity. Balanced right across the board. Chill and enjoy with mildly-spiced seafood dishes. Food pairings: seafood platter, fish tacos, crab cakes. Drink: 2019 - 2022 556555 13% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. September 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paco & Lola Albariño 2018, Rías Baixas D.O., Spain: This Albariño is fresh, crisp and zesty with lemongrass, ripe pear, white grapefruit and while floral flavours the palate with a vibrant clean mineral finish. Pair with grilled sardines and pan-fried panfish. Albariño food pairings: linguine with crab meat, falafel, grilled veggies, hearty soups and stews. Drink: 2019 - 2021 350041 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. September 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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