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Vintages Release October 2, 2019

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Dessert Wine

Henry of Pelham Winery Cabernet Icewine 2017, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada: This 100% Cabernet Franc Icewine from famed producer, Henry of Pelham's 2015 Cabernet Icewine is a dessert in itself with flavours of cherry, raspberry, cake spice and tangerine flavours on the palate. Serve chilled on its own or with a linzertorte Henry of Pelham is nestled in the Short Hills Bench appellation and is a family-run business of the Speck family. Cabernet Icewine food pairings: cheesecake, chocolate mousse, crème brûlée, banana-split. Drink: 2019 - 2025 672402 9.5% S 200 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. October 2019. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Other Wines/Drinks

Alvear Capataz Solera de la Casa Fino Viejisi Fino Sherry, Montilla-Moriles D.O., Spain: The lovely, dry 2019 edition of the non-vintage Fino Capataz Solera de la Casa averages twelve years of age with all of the wines blending using the traditional fractional blending solera system. At this point, the flor cap expires. Aromas of toasted walnuts and hazelnuts with a pleasantly bitter finish. Pair with meaty seafood dishes. Sherry food pairings: seafood tapas, olives, cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2024 10813 15% D 375 mL $26.95 Score: 93/100. October 2019. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Mountadam Vineyards Patriarch Shiraz 2015, High Eden, Eden Valley, South Australia, Australia: This wine spends an amazing 7 weeks in fermentation and maceration on its grape skins to add flavour and depth to the wine. The wine is aged for two years in new French barrels. Aromas of dark fruit and spice. Pair with gourmet burgers. Shiraz food pairings: grilled or charred red meats, game, BBQ sauced spareribs, hamburgers, steak. Drink: 2019 - 2038 906255 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 94/100. October 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Famille Lafage Lieu Dit Narassa 2016, Côtes Du Roussillon, Roussillon A.P., France: From Côtes du Roussillon-Villages Lieu dits, this robust southern French red wine blend offers aromas of black fruit and smoke with a great intensity and concentration in this wine that comes from the intense heat of the region. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: tourtière, roast beef, roasted venison. Drink: 2019 - 2021 483313 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. October 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Conceito Contraste 2016, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: A easy-drinking, rustic, full-bodied Portuguese red wine. The grapes are grown in the Douro region. It's a blend of Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz grapes matured for 16 months in used French oak barrels. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: grilled steak, sausage cassoulet, roast duck. Drink: 2019 - 2022 268003 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. October 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Fattoria dei Barbi 2013 is a dry, full-bodied Brunello di Montalcino from the Tuscany wine region. Lots of ripe dark and sweet red cherry flavours with leather, tobacco leaf, field herbs and smoke on this mighty red. Decant for two hours prior to pouring with a bison burger or Tomahawk steak. Also a good cellaring candidate -- about 15 years. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: rack of lamb, ravioli, beef stew. Drink: 2020 - 2033 928028 14.5% XD 750 mL $54.95 Score: 94/100. October 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Mondavi Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Oakville , Napa Valley, California, United States: A deeply concentrated and flavoured Napa Valley Cabernet from the Oakville district. Very balanced, with attractive aromas of dark fruit, smoke and spice. Long finish. Decant 1-2 hours and pair with a rare steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: prime rib steak, tourtière, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2020 - 2034 29207 13.5% D 750 mL $59.95 Score: 92/100. October 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Quartage 2016, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: From South Australia's Barossa Valley, Thorn Clarke's Shotfire Quartage (2016) is robust, full of ripe black fruit, tannins and announces its arrival. It's a very big wine that needs meat --the rarer the better. A full-bodied blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, petit Verdot and merlot grapes. Food pairings: grilled sirloin steak with garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables, vine leaves stuffed with minced sirloin and baked in tomato sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2023 24091 14% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 92/100. October 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mascota Vineyards Gran Mascota Malbec 2015, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: This wine was aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Pair with grilled meats. Gran Mascota 2015 is a deep and dark medium-plus bodied Malbec with lots of Mulberry, blueberry, black plum and savoury spice flavours on the palate. Acidity is nicely balanced and tannins are soft and supple. Drink now and for the next three years. Malbec food pairings: grilled meats, blueberry and sage pork sausages, roast pheasant. Drink: 2019 - 2024 443333 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. October 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jules Taylor Pinot Noir 2017, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: The Pinot Noir wine grapes for Pinot Noir for Jules Taylor (2017) come from South Island, New Zealand Awatere and Brancott Valleys. This is a beautiful, rich raspberry fruit wine with a smoky and long, fruit finish. Pair with more of this wine or veal. Pinot Noir food pairings: roasted pork loin, prime rib, roast beef, turkey, roasted and braised lamb. Drink: 2019 - 2022 329805 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 94/100. October 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Valpantena Torre del Falasco Ripasso Valpolicella 2016, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Torre Del Falasco 2016 is a lighter style of Amarone from Valpantena. The wine takes its name from the lair of a thief named Falasco, who used a small tower as his hideout. The 2016 vintage is a juicy, medium-plus-bodied red blend of 70% Corvina 30% Rondinella with ripe, dark cherry, sweet spice, smoke and meaty flavours on the palate. Pair with a beef brisket. Ripasso Valpolicella food pairings: rich tomato sauce and pasta, vegetarian lasagna, fricassee rabbit. Drink: 2019 - 2024 642421 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. October 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Half bottle format of this wine (375 ml) and a perfect starter to share with your dining companion. Ripe berry, earthy nose with ripe cherry, dried herbs and sweet dried tobacco leaf aromas. Dry, full-bodied, elegant and smoky on the palate with more ripe berries, earthly florals and black truffle flavours. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: pasta in meat sauce, spicy sausages, grilled meats, game. Drink: 2019 - 2026 35295 14.5% XD 375 mL $27.95 Score: 94/100. October 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kaiken Ultra Las Rocas Malbec 2016, Mendoza, Argentina: The Ultra Malbec is Kaiken's flagship Malbec, made by iconic winemaker Aurelio Montes. Liquid delicious, Kaiken's Ultra Las Rocas 2016 is a weighty and smoky Malbec with subtle chocolate, dark berry, savoury herbs and roasted nut flavours on the palate. Lovely balance and long ripe berry and nutty finish. Enjoy now. Malbec food pairings: roasted lamb, veal dishes, grilled pork chops, cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2020 50849 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. October 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Estate Pinot Noir 2017, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada: Seductive tart cherry and cranberry aromas on the nose of this satin smooth, medium-bodied Niagara Pinot. Racy acidity for roasted chicken and turkey. Pinot Noir food pairings: pork liver pates, tuna, grilled salmon, roasted chicken, duck and other game birds. Drink: 2018 - 2022 268391 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. October 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quails' Gate Pinot Noir 2017, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Lovely BC Pinot Noir with a satin texture and medium body. Aromas of black raspberry and cherry, dark spice and smoke. Lots of juicy, mouth-watering acidity for roast turkey, chicken or veal. Pinot Noir food pairings: herb crusted chicken, roasted lamb, savoury slow cooked game. Drink: 2018 - 2023 585760 13.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 90/100. October 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Leaning Post Pinot Noir 2015, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Sour cherry and cranberry on the nose and palate of this smooth, medium-bodied Niagara red wine made from the heartbreak grape, Pinot Noir. Lots of racy acidity for seafood and roast chicken or turkey. Pinot Noir food pairings: savoury steaks and roast beef, slow cooked beef or pork, wild game with rich berry sauces. Drink: 2018 - 2022 523183 12.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 88/100. October 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stags' Leap Winery Merlot 2015, Napa Valley, California, United States: Stags' Leap Winery 2015 is rich, dark plums and dark chocolate on the nose with dark cherries, cocoa, ripe and rich black plum flavours and earthy notes on the palate. Merlot food pairings: Brazilian-style flank steak with chimichurri sauce, rack of BBQ ribs, veal Porterhouse, grilled lamb, Tandoori-flavored dishes. Drink: 2018 - 2024 655399 14.1% D 750 mL $48.95 Score: 91/100. October 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lealtanza Reserva 2012, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Lealtanza Reserva 2012 is a medium-full bodied Rioja red Tempranillo with crushed raspberry, smoky and spice aromas. On the palate, look for dried and ripe red fruits, cake spices, savoury notes wrapped up in soft smoke. Food pairings: game meats, tarragon sirloin tips with mushrooms, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2018 - 2022 208223 14% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. October 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Torres Mas La Plana Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Penedès D.O., Spain: Torres Mas La Plana 2013 is a savoury, full-bodied, dry Cabernet Sauvignon from the Penedès wine region in Spain. The 'Legend in Black' vineyards are situated in Pacs del Penedès, close to Villafranca. The wine is deep ruby in the glass and spend seven days fermentation In stainless steel tank under controlled temperature to enhance the fresh flavours in the wine. The wine was aged in French oak barrel (85% new oak). Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled tenderloin, roast rack of lamb, Porterhouse veal chops. Drink: 2018 - 2028 129676 14.5% XD 750 mL $69.95 Score: 95/100. October 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Tremenda Monastrell 2016, Alicante D.O., Spain: La Tremenda 2016 is a single vineyard, medium-bodied red made with 100% Monastrell wine grapes. A terrific, full-bodied Spanish red wine at an amazingly great price for the quality. The wine grapes are sourced from the vineyard that names the wine, from their estate El Chaconero in the village of Villena, a plot at 600 meters altitude planted some 25 years ago. Monastrell food pairings: roast beef, chicken brochettes, pork chops smothered in wine sauce. Drink: 2018 - 2021 490011 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. October 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Le Grand Retour Plan de Dieu Côtes du Rhône-Villages 2016, Côtes Du Rhône-Villages, Rhône A.C., France: Tremendous value under $18 from Aubert Frères, Château Le Grand Retour Plan De Dieu 2016 is juicy red blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre grapes. Nice spicy nose of ripe black fruits and smoke, with dark cherry, savoury herbs and spicy flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm and there is great acidity on this robust red for food. Pair with a prime rib roast. Food pairings: gourmet hamburgers, grilled pork chops, barbecued steak. Drink: 2019 - 2023 224592 14.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. October 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Ksara Le Prieuré 2016, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon: As the oldest and largest Lebanese winery, Château Ksara has a rich winemaking heritage dating back to 1857. The name of this wine, Le Prieuré translates to "the prayer". It's a full-bodied blend of Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, with aromas and flavours of dark fruit and smoke and a savoury, mouth-watering finish. The vines of this wine grow clay and chalk in Lebanon's Bekka Valley. Great for grilled meats. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb, turkey, tourtière. Drink: 2019 - 2021 178095 13% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 86/100. October 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Oatley Signature Series Pinot Noir 2018, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia: A juicy, mouth-watering Australian Pinot Noir with fleshy ripe flavours of cherry, strawberry, black raspberry and vanilla spice from oak aging. Match with veal. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast duck, grilled lamb chops, pork Wellington. Drink: 2019 - 2022 357491 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. October 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Le Caillou 2015, Pomerol, Bordeaux A.C., France: From proprietor, Giraud-Bélivier, Chateau Le Caillou (2015) is a Bordeaux Meritage wine blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Lots of juicy blackberry and cherry fruit with a touch of savoury spice and smoke. The 2015 vintage was a spectacular one for this region and this wine will age for several years. Pair this full-bodied Bordeaux with a juicy steak. Food pairings: veal tenderloin, meat topped pizza, cheese fondue, seafood risotto, roast pork tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2026 45682 14% D 750 mL $72.95 Score: 94/100. October 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Feudo Maccari Saia Nero d'Avola 2016, Sicily D.O.C., Italy: The 2016 vintage of the full-bodied Feudo Maccari Saia is a robust Nero D'avola from Noto in the Sicily wine region. This is a lush and fragrant red wine with plushy, ripe and tart cherry, dark berries, savoury spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are velvety. Pair with grilled game meats. Nero D'avola food pairings: beef rouladen, rabbit fricassee, slow-braised brisket. Drink: 2020 - 2024 128967 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. October 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ornellaia 2016, Bolgheri, Tuscany D.O.C., Italy: Produced by winemaker, Axel Heinz. Fresh and bright, this vintage is possibly Bolgheri's best. Luxurious and sensuous with layers of ripe cherry, bright raspberry, earthy and cedar spice flavours on the palate. Pair with a prime rib. Food pairings: wild boar roast, grilled venison steak, roast saddle of rabbit. Drink: 2019 - 2043 722470 14.5% XD 750 mL $239.95 Score: 94/100. October 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

D'Angelo Aglianico del Vulture 2015, Basilicata D.O.C., Italy: From Italy's Basilicata wine region, D'Angelo (2015) is a rustic, full bodied red made with the Aglianico (del Vulture) red wine grape. Look for cherry liqueur ad cola flavours on this hardy red that is perfect pairing to rich meat or vegetarian stews. Drink now and for the next five years. Aglianico Del Vulture food pairings: grilled meats, strong cheese, meat pizza. Drink: 2020 - 2024 971689 14% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 87/100. October 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Antinori Guado al Tasso 2016, Bolgheri D.O.C., Italy: Antinori Guado Al Tasso 2016 is a medium-bodied red blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot grapes sourced from the Bolgheri wine region. This is a beautiful bright and ripe red cherry, raspberry compote and spice red with elegance and structure. The wine was aged in small oak barrel for 18 months and 10 months in bottle prior to its release. Decant two hours prior to serving with a Bistecca alla Fiorentina done rare. Drink now and for the next 10 years. Food pairings: filet mignon, prime rib, rack of lamb, gourmet burger. Drink: 2019 - 2038 986380 13% XD 750 mL $134.95 Score: 96/100. October 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, North Coast, California, United States: William Hill 2017 is a well-priced Cabernet Sauvignon from California's north and central coast. Great balance on this brambly blackberry, red berry medium-bodied Cab Sauv. Great acidity for food, pair with burgers and ribs. Opens with jammy ripe blackberries and a decadent toasty oak finish. Terrific balance and a long finish on this Californian Cabernet with great restraint, yet not shy on flavour or character at all. Aromas of fleshy black plum and smoke. Supple, smooth and juicy. Pair with roast beef. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pizza with meat, pork tenderloin, rare beef steaks, roast duck. Drink: 2019 - 2026 453647 14.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 91/100. October 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cono Sur Single Vineyard El Recurso Block 18 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Maipo Valley, Chile: Cono Sur's El Recurso Block 18 2018 is a Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile's Maipo Valley. "El Recurso" translates to the "The Resort", and maybe it is for the grapes that are grown on the alluvial soils of a former riverbed in Chilean wine country. Pair with barbecued ribs or hard, sharp cheeses. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: braised pork shanks, hard cheese, rosemary lamb, barbecued ribs in sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2023 439364 14% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. October 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Damilano Liste Barolo 2013, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Damilano Liste 2013 is a Barolo produced with Nebbiolo wine grapes from the Piedmont wine region. The wine juice was vinified in stainless steel tank for 20 days and aged in large oak barrels 5,000 litre cask for 24 months and then aged in bottle for 24 months. Pair with white truffle-based dishes and braised meat. 7400 bottles were produced. Barolo food pairings: beef bourguignon, roast beef, roast chicken, game dishes. Drink: 2020 - 2033 451807 14.5% XD 750 mL $73.95 Score: 94/100. October 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lafond SRH Pinot Noir 2015, Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara County, California, United States: A full-bodied, robust 2015 Californian Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills which is a small appellation at the western end of the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County. The valley runs east west leading to the Pacific Ocean. In the early afternoon, cool breezes blows up the valley followed by evening fog which lingers until mid-morning. This creates the southernmost Region 1 in the northern hemisphere, which has one of the longest growing seasons in the world. Loaded with black cherries and smoky oak with a plus texture and full-bodied weight. Try it with veal. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled salmon, grilled lamb with mushrooms and green onions, grilled beef, roast chicken, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2022 998666 14.5% XD 750 mL $37.95 Score: 92/100. October 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Wildass Rosé 2018, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A very tasty red and white grape blend from Stratus Vineyards produced by J-L Groux. Fresh and smooth with white floral and red berry fruit aromas. Ripe red fruit and berry flavours on the palate, light herbs and a zesty, soft orange finish. A perennial favourite from Niagara-on-the-Lake wine region. Rosé food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, shellfish, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2019 - 2021 71712 12.3% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. October 2019. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mas des Bressades Cuvée Tradition Rosé 2018, Costières-De-Nîmes, Rhône A.P., France: This is a well-priced, bone-dry Southern Rhone rosé from the Costières de Nîmes produced by Cyril Marès. This newest vintage of Mas des Bressade is produced from Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault grapes. Ripe red berries, cherries with savoury garrigue herb flavours on this mouth-watering rosé. Chill and pair with grilled seafood. Rosé food pairings: onion tarte, baked ham with citrus glaze, salmon and potato cakes. Drink: 2019 - 2021 950576 13.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. October 2019. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Edna Valley Vineyard Rosé 2018, Central Coast, California, United States: A lovely, medium-bodied Californian rose from a well-respected producer. Aromas of small field strawberries and watermelon. Juicy acidity for seafood dishes. Food pairings: grilled chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2021 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. October 2019. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carpineto Dogajolo Rosato 2018, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: Carpineto Dogajolo (2018) is a robust Italian rosé made with Sangiovese and Canaiolo wine grapes. Vines are dry-farmed, which adds complexity and concentrated flavours to the wine. Lots of wild strawberries and red berries on this zesty acidity, medium-body rosé. The wine is dry and crisp and pairs well with grilled seafood and veal. The name Dogajolo comes from the Italian word doga that means "stave": the narrow pieces of wood used in the creation of oak casks. Rosato food pairings: pasta salad with sun-dried tomatoes, tapas featuring marinated olives and chorizo, a charcuterie platter, salmon burgers. Drink: 2019 - 2021 699934 12.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. October 2019. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Tantalus Vineyards Blanc De Noir 2015, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: This zesty BC sparkling is made from a single plot of clone 93 Pinot Noir, tracing its roots back to a German clone. Lovely salmon tone in the glass. Racy acidity for seafood and shellfish. Aromas of freshly baked bread, white peach and green apple. Drink: 2018 - 2024 773812 12% XD 750 mL $31.90 Score: 91/100. October 2019. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bollinger Brut Champagne Rosé, Champagne A.C., France: Like chasing after the dry dark cherry flavour of your childhood -- you will never catch it but you will keep trying. This champagne is made mostly from pinto noir grapes and is hand selected from just 6% of the winery's vineyards. Talk about picky ... in a great way! Rosé food pairings: charcuterie, baked brie and cranberry, spring green salad with asparagus and raspberry vinaigrette. Drink: 2019 - 2021 100503 12.5% D 750 mL $113.95 Score: 94/100. October 2019. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Torresella Brut Prosecco, D.O.C., Italy: Vibrant, fresh and fruity with white and green melon notes. Great aperitif or companion to hors d'ouevres. Prosecco food pairings: sushi, oysters Rockefeller, steamed clams and mussels. Drink: 2017 - 2020 400440 11% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. October 2019. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Banfi Principessa Gavia Gavi 2017, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Pure lemon sunshine in this zesty Italian white wine from Vigne Regali (Gavi)! Finishes crisply with notes of chives and lemon. The ancient story says that the Principessa Gavia, daughter of the King of the Franks, had a village and a wine named after her. Clean, crisp and refreshing with terrific mouth-watering acidity for seafood and salads. Medium-bodied layers of pleasure in this DOCG wine. This would also be a great aperitif. Produced by Vigne Regali Banfi, this Italian white wine is made from the local Cortese grape and offers lots of refreshment. Lots of minerality and acidity. Gavi food pairings: lighter fish dishes, salad, Italian hard cheeses. Drink: 2018 - 2020 250696 12% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. October 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Eradus Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Consistently great vintage after vintage. A trustworthy go-to on any restaurant list. Fresh, crisp and zesty. Aromas of lime and lemongrass. Pair with shellfish. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: seafood pasta in creamy sauce, tempura vegetables, pan-fried panfish. Drink: 2019 - 2021 225557 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. October 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Winery Chardonnay 2017, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Featherstone 2017 Chardonnay is a smoky on the nose, dry and medium-bodied with ripe pear, apple pie, vanilla, lemon cream on the palate with a hint of smoke from 12 months of oak aging in Canadian oak barrels. The oak for these barrels are sourced from trees grown along the Grand River in Ontario. Pair with a roast chicken dinner. Chardonnay food pairings: Asian dishes, crab cakes, pan-fried cod. Drink: 2019 - 2023 149302 13% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 87/100. October 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Errázuriz Aconcagua Costa Chardonnay 2018, Aconcagua Costa, Chile: A gorgeous, rich, multi-layered Chilean Chardonnay with seductive aromas of golden apple and freshly baked bread with melting butter. Perfect for roast chicken or turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, stuffed fillet of sole, sautéed scallops. Drink: 2019 - 2022 556118 13.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. October 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: The 2018 vintage of this Sauvignon Blanc continues to display refreshing herbal aromas on the nose and palate. Lively and zesty with gooseberry and lime zest on the finish. This vibrant Sauvignon Blanc is from Marlborough, South Island. Look for fresh-cut grass, green pepper, gooseberry and tropical fruit flavours on this lengthy Sauvignon Blanc. Pair with salads. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Asian chicken salad, pork tenderloin, grilled radicchio, avocado and papaya salad. Drink: 2019 - 2020 686675 13% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. October 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tinel-Blondelet L'Arrêt Buffatte Pouilly-Fumé 2017, Loire A.C., France: This French white wine is made form Sauvignon Blanc grapes, one of three varietals grown by winemaker Annick Tinel-Blondelet since 1983 at this winery. The vines are planted in Kimmeridgian marl soils, in a geological cirque at the height of the hillside with southwest exposure to the sun and overlooking the Loire River. Pair with fresh seafood. Pouilly-Fumé food pairings: raw oysters on the half shell with lemon and herb dressing. Drink: 2019 - 2021 169730 12.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 88/100. October 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Decoy Sonoma County Chardonnay 2017, Sonoma County, California, United States: Produced by the Duckhorn Wine Company, Decoy 2017 is dry, full-bodied and rich California Chardonnay made by Winemaker, Neil Bernardi. This is a cool-climate Chard with a popular following. Good acidity, lively, fresh and ripe apple and pear fruits with a lemon curd finish. Pair it with grilled seafood tonight. Chardonnay food pairings: roast turkey, goat cheese and fresh greens salad, pan-fried scallops. Drink: 2019 - 2022 311555 13.5% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 90/100. October 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine De Riaux Pouilly-Fumé 2017, Loire A.C., France: From the Loire wine region, Domaine De Riaux 2017 is a dry and zesty Pouilly Fumé produced by Jeannot Père & Fils prop.-récolt. This is a zesty, lemon juicy white wine is based on the Sauvignon Blanc wine grape. Bright citrus acidity with a mineral vein running through it. Chill and sip with oysters Rockefeller or raw oysters for that matter. Pouilly-Fumé food pairings: seafood, salads, vegetarian dishes, green salads topped with fresh-steamed shrimp. Drink: 2019 - 2022 200063 13% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 90/100. October 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Muré Signature Gewurztraminer 2016, Alsace A.C., France: A light Alsatian white wine with mild aromas of white tree fruit and floral nuances. Pair with mild curries. Gewurztraminer food pairings: Asian fusion dishes, grilled veal chops, mild vegetarian curries. Drink: 2019 - 2020 387563 13% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. October 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marchesi di Barolo Gavi del Comune di Gavi 2018, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: From the Marchesi di Barolo, a clean, crisp zesty Gavi (2018) with rich, ripe yellow apple, fresh pear, licorice flavours and a vibrant lemon juice acidity on the palate. Made from the Cortese wine grape grown in the township of Gavi. Pair with fresh seafood or vegetarian dishes. Marchesi di Barolo winery has been family-run for more than two centuries and five generations ago. Chill and enjoy now. Gavi Del Comune Di Gavi food pairings: steamed mussels, clams, shrimp creole. Drink: 2019 - 2022 155382 12.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. October 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rustenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: The Sauvignon Blanc wine grapes for Rustenberg (2018) were sourced from the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain. The vineyard is certified sustainable and grapes are planted at 550 metres above the ocean, but also benefit from the cool ocean breezes that flow in from False Bay and Table Bay. Look for fresh gooseberry, and herb and tropical fruit flavours on this refreshing, lively Sauvignon Blanc. Pair with grilled shrimp. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: asparagus and onion quiche, grilled shrimp, roast chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2022 456020 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. October 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Paul Hobbs Winery was founded in 1991 by established winemaker, Paul Hobbs. The winery is located in Sebastopol, Sonoma County and specializes in single-vineyard varietal wines made from Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Chardonnay. This 2015 Californian Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley 2016 Chardonnay is full-bodied, weighty and textured. Lots of ripe tropical fruit, butter, toast flavours finishing long and savoury. Just a beautiful Chardonnay to pair with roast chicken or pheasant. Paul Hobbs Winery was founded in 1991 by winemaker, Paul Hobbs. The winery is located in Sebastopol, Sonoma County and specializes in single-vineyard varietal wines made from Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Chardonnay. Chardonnay food pairings: lobster in butter sauce, breads, cheese, poultry, quiches. Drink: 2019 - 2024 119073 14.1% XD 750 mL $69.95 Score: 95/100. October 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Whitehaven Pinot Gris 2017, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: A terrific, zesty New Zealand white wine to pair with fresh seafood and shellfish. Aromas of white pear and citrus. Drink with fresh seafood. Pinot Gris food pairings: shrimp tempura, seafood pasta dish, grilled salmon. Drink: 2019 - 2021 447516 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. October 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wine By Joe Pinot Gris 2017, Oregon, United States: Crisp Oregon Pinot Gris with flavours of green apple and hints of citrus fruit. Winemaker Joe Dobbes has created a refreshing, well-priced white. Pair with cheese pizza. Pinot Gris food pairings: seafood, sautéed pork tenderloin, grilled chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2022 58651 12.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 88/100. October 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Coppola Director's Chardonnay 2017, Sonoma County, California, United States: Francis Coppola Director's 2017 is a dry, weighty California Chardonnay with baked apple, lemon curd, nutty hazelnut and toasty flavours on the palate met with fresh acidity. Pair with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, veal chops in white wine sauce, creamy pasta dishes. Drink: 2019 - 2022 396291 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 88/100. October 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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