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Vintages Release November 7, 2019

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Argentina

Susana Balbo Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: A robust and savoury red wine blend made from mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with a splash of Merlot wine grapes all grown at 1,160 metres above sea level. Aged for 13 months in 80% new French oak barrels and 20% second use French oak. Mouth-watering with blackberry, cassis, cedar spice and nutty flavours on the palate. Enjoy with a grilled steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: Margherita pizza, barbecued ribs in sauce, New York strip loin, hard cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2024 260919 14% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 91/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zuccardi Q Chardonnay 2017, Tupungato, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Full-bodied and toasty 100% Chardonnay from the Tupungato, Uco Valley in Mendoza. Look for ripe golden apple, pear, butterscotch, soft mineral and toasty flavours finishing zesty on the palate. Chill and enjoy with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: lobster tail, prawns in butter sauce, sautéed smoked sea scallops in butter. Drink: 2019 - 2022 232702 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. November 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viña Cobos Felino Malbec 2017, Mendoza, Argentina: A medium-plus-bodied Malbec with grapes sourced from the Uco Valley and Lujan de Cuyo districts in the Mendoza; produced by Paul Hobbs. Ripe dark berry, blueberry, earthy florals and savoury spice flavours on this unfiltered Malbec. Drinking beautiful now, pair with game burgers. Malbec food pairings: beef,  turkey, tomato sauces, hamburgers, spaghetti and meat balls. Drink: 2019 - 2022 118067 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 93/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Australia

Two Hands Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Well-crafted McLaren Vale, cool-climate Cabernet Sauvignon with ripe blackberry, dark plum, chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger spice flavours on the palate. Full-bodied, plushy and satisfying. Enjoy now or hold for three to five years. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pepper steaks, smoky ribs, chicken cacciatore, meat pizza. Drink: 2019 - 2024 219469 13.8% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 91/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chain of Ponds The Ledge Shiraz 2016, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia: Full-bodied and lush, this Shiraz is savoury and oh so satisfying. Bright cherry, dark berry, minty, white pepper and savoury spice flavours supply and smooth on the palate. Great balance with even riper tannins. Enjoy now and for the next 20 years. Pair with a prime rib roast. Shiraz food pairings: meat-lover's pizza, prime rib roast, grilled lamb chops. Drink: 2019 - 2035 59899 14.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 94/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Oatley Signature Series Shiraz 2017, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: A rich and full-bodied Shiraz, meaty with lush dark fruit, mocha and savoury flavours. Decant two hours prior to pouring with a grilled prime rib. Shiraz food pairings: rare rib steak, roast leg of lamb, roast stuffed breast of veal. Drink: 2019 - 2029 327387 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. November 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Turkey Flat Butchers Block Shiraz Grenache Mourvèdre 2016, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: A well-priced medium-bodied Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvèdre robust red wine blend, warming at nearly 15% abv, spicy and juicy with ripe red, dark plum, blackberry and minty flavours on the palate. Tannins are smooth and good acidity for bison burgers and long beef ribs. Enjoy now and for the next 15 years. Shiraz Grenache Mourvèdre food pairings: grilled red meats, roast chicken, stir fried pork tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2029 90241 14.8% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jansz Premium Sparkling Rosé, Tasmania, Australia: A crisp Tasmanian sparkling rosé with aromas of yeasty freshly baked bread and tiny raspberries. Lots of acidity for refreshment or as a companion to seafood. Rosé food pairings: cold turkey sandwiches, steamed shrimp, oyster Poor Boy sammies. Drink: 2018 - 2019 37499 12.5% D 750 mL $28.95 Score: 89/100. November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sidewood Mappinga Shiraz 2015, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia: Mappinga 2015 is a blockbuster 100% Shiraz produced from a wine blend of four Shiraz clones from cool-climate Adelaide Hills, each hand-picked and fermented with some carbonic maceration to retain fruit freshness. Winemaker, Tash Mooney selects Shiraz grapes at premium ripeness. Fermentation is temperature controlled and once completed the wine is then matured in 80% new and 20% one year old French oak barriques for 22 months. Look for ripe dark berries, leather, savoury spice and a kiss of menthol on this very quaffable, juicy full-bodied red wine. Enjoy now and for the next five years. Shiraz food pairings: roast beef, roast chicken, grilled pork ribs. Drink: 2018 - 2024 446609 14.5% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 92/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Peter Lehmann Wines The Barossan Shiraz 2017, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: A full-bodied, rich and juicy Shiraz from the Barossa Valley. produced by the Peter Lehmann winemaking team. Rich aromas of ripe cherry, blackberry, blueberry, smoke and dark chocolate. Tannins are firm. Decant two hours prior to pouring with a slow-grilled Wagyu steak. Shiraz food pairings: grilled steak, pan-roasted beef filet and rösti potatoes, cheeseburgers, chicken mole. Drink: 2019 - 2023 522235 14.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 93/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Canada

Flat Rock Unplugged Chardonnay 2018, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Produced by Flat Rock Cellars, Unplugged refers to this Chardonnay being unoaked. Clean and crisp on the palate and a great match to all things seafood. Zesty citrus aromas on the nose with bright citrus and ripe stone-fruit flavours on the palate. Perfect summer sipper or pair with Caesar salads topped with grilled chicken breast. Chardonnay food pairings: chicken cacciatore, pasta, potato salad, liver pâté, cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2022 68015 12.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. November 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Georgian Hills Vineyards Frozen to the Core Bartlett 2015, Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada: Produced by Winemaker, Robert Ketchin, love this ripe pear, sweet cake spice Bartlett pear Icewine. Chill and enjoy on its own or, as the winemaker suggests, blue cheeses and roast nuts. Bartlett food pairings: charcuterie platter blue cheeses, roasted nuts. Drink: 2019 - 2022 347401 8.5% S 375 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tawse Winery Inc. Limestone Ridge-North Estate Riesling 2016, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Tawse Limestone Ridge North 2016 is an off-dry Riesling. Wine grapes are organically and biodynamically farmed and the wine is estate bottled. This is a racy, mouth-watering Riesling with mineral, lime, grapefruit and flinty flavours on the palate. Incredible balancing act between sweetness and acidity. Pair with grilled pork chops and parsley spaetzle. Riesling food pairings: roast chicken, shrimp tempura, grilled salmon. Drink: 2018 - 2023 431593 10% M 750 mL $25.95 Score: 92/100. November 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Redstone Winery Chardonnay 2013, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A Meursault nose on this lovely Niagara Chardonnay produced by Tawse under the Red Stone label. Glorious aromas of ripe peach and golden apple with toasted almond. This wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. Pair with roast chicken or turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, seafood in creamy white wine sauce, smoked whitefish. Drink: 2019 - 2023 511428 13% XD 750 mL $25.70 Score: 92/100. November 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Speck Family Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2015, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: This terrific Niagara Cabernet Merlot blend is nearly a 50-50 split between the two grapes, all of which were hand-picked grapes from the most mature Speck Family Estate vineyards. Low-yield vines concentrate the wine flavours. The wine was then aged for 20 months in French oak barrels. Aromas of cassis and blackcurrant. Needs cellar time and 1-2 hours decanting. Pair with rare steak. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: braised lamb shanks with rosemary and roasted garlic accents, good quality chocolate. Drink: 2018 - 2025 616433 14% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 93/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Westcott Vineyards Pinot Noir 2015, Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A spicy, medium-plus-bodied Pinot Noir from Niagara aged in French oak barrel for nearly two years. Look for tart cherry, mocha and herbal notes with sweet spice and dark chocolate flavours on the palate. The wine underwent a 30% wild ferment yeast with whole cluster grapes then malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels. Pair with veal chops. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast leg of lamb, sautéed pork chops with wild mushrooms, butternut squash and onion risotto. Drink: 2019 - 2024 427500 12.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Family Tree 2016, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A rich and full-bodied blend of 32% Syrah, 30% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Baco Noir. Rich and smoky on the nose with dark cherry, fresh ripe blueberry and baking spice flavours wrapped up in a smoky luxuriousness on the palate with great acidity for food. Pair with a grilled prime rib steak done rare. Food pairings: grilled pork ribs, grilled steak, vegetarian pizza. Drink: 2019 - 2022 247882 13.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave Spring Estate Gewürztraminer 2017, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Wow! love the layers of lychee, rose petal, ripe stone fruit and ginger spice flavours on the super popular Gewürztraminer from the Beamsville Bench. Mouth-filling and well-balanced. Gewürztraminer food pairings: chicken kebabs with lemon. Lemon herb roast pork tenderloin, pan-fried poor boy oyster sammies. Drink: 2019 - 2023 302059 13% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. November 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mission Hill Reserve Pinot Gris 2018, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Look for creamy, ripe pear, ripe stone fruit, honey and lemon curd flavours on this medium-bodied and luxurious Pinot Gris with a clean mineral finish. Chill and pair with a sautéed halibut steak. Pinot Gris food pairings: feta cheese stuffed turkey burger, roast lemon-rosemary chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2022 537076 13.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 87/100. November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

G. Marquis Silver Line Blanc De Noirs Ice Rosé Sparkling, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A 100% Pinot Noir bubble made in the traditional method finished with a dosage of Cabernet Franc Icewine. A delicious Blanc de Noir with bright berry, ripe stone fruit and orange zest flavours on the palate. Chill and pair with creamy cheeses. Blanc De Noirs Ice Rosé Sparkling food pairings: crab cakes, pan-fried Dore, shrimp stuffed baked Sole. Drink: 2019 - 2020 274761 13.4% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bachelder Lowrey Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016, St. David's Bench, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Produced from Old Vines Pinot Noir wine grapes sourced from St. David's Bench, Niagara-On-The-Lake wine region, this juicy Pinot Noir is fragrant with earthy florals, dark cherry and vanilla aromas on the nose, intense dark cherry, berries, savoury spice, vanilla flavours smooth on the palate finishing with a flinty minerality. Very nice. Enjoy now or hold for five years in cellar spent. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal stew with sautéed vegetables served with gnocchi, roasted pork loin with a glaze of herbs, cloves, and brown sugar, Tourtière, roast beef, turkey. Drink: 2019 - 2025 361816 13.5% XD 750 mL $47.95 Score: 92/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chile

Concha y Toro Terrunyo Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Las Terrazas Block, Pirque Vineyard, Maipo Valley D.O., Chile: Produced by Concha Y Toro with Cabernet Sauvignon wine grapes sourced from Las Terrazas Block, Pirque Vineyard. Full-bodied and vibrant with dark cherry, berry, plum, chocolate and smoky vanilla flavours and a lingering spicy finish. Tannins are smooth. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled New York strip loin, hard cheese, braised pork shanks, veal chops. Drink: 2019 - 2024 562918 14.5% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viña Errazuriz Syrah 2017, Aconcagua Costa, Aconcagua Valley, Chile: Love this opulent and elegant medium-plus-bodied Chilean Syrah with great backbone and ripe dark plum, blackberry, coffee and spicy flavours weighty and luxurious on the palate. Syrah food pairings: grilled pork chops, shish-kebab, roasted root vegetables. Drink: 2019 - 2023 387910 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 93/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

France

Château La Garde 2010, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux A.C., France: A full-bodied red wine blend produced from biodynamic grapes. Aromas of red and black fruit with smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: grilled venison loin, tenderloin pork Wellington, grilled lamb chops. Drink: 2019 - 2022 191163 13% XD 750 mL $70.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hecht & Bannier Côtes de Provence Rosé 2018, Côtes De Provence, Provence A.C., France: A dry, aromatic southern-French rosé blend of 44% Grenache, 38% Cinsault and 18% Syrah with layers of raspberry, minty herb, rosemary and soft orange flavours on the palate with a briny mineral finish. Nicely done. Rosé food pairings: strawberry spinach salad, roast turkey, veal scaloppini. Drink: 2019 - 2020 410035 13% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine De Bila-Haut L'esquerda 2017, Côtes Du Roussillon-Villages Lesquerde, Midi A.C., France: A full-bodied southern Rhone red wine blend with layers of ripe black cherry, dark fruit, wild herbs, mocha, sweet spice and flinty flavours on the palate. Lovely now and for the next three years. Pair with beef and game roasts. Food pairings: roast beef, veal Porterhouse, roast chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2024 381020 13% D 750 mL $27.95 Score: 93/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Willy Gisselbrecht Tradition Pinot Gris 2017, Alsace A.C., France: Love this off-dry Pinot Gris from the Alsace wine region with ripe stone fruit, lemon-lime zest and spicy flavours on its medium-bodied frame. Well-balanced and zesty. Delicious now with smoked fish, but can easily cellar for another five years. Pinot Gris food pairings: glazed ham, spices, curries, roast turkey. Drink: 2019 - 2021 641597 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. November 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dom Pérignon Luminous Rosé Champagne 2006, Champagne A.C., France: More, more, more is what the name should be for this delicious champagne, ready to enjoy now. Toasty, nutty with dried red berries, dried fig fruit and mandarin orange flavours wrapped up in a veil of smoke delivered on the tiniest perlette bubbles long on the finish. Rosé Champagne food pairings: fresh salads topped with fresh steamed shrimp, seafood hor douvres, creamy cheeses. Drink: 2019 - 2028 429365 12.5% XD 750 mL $373.95 Score: 96/100. November 2019. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Le Doyenné 2014, Côtes De Bordeaux, Bordeaux A.C., France: A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. Look for ripe blackberry, dried tobacco leaf, dark spice flavours with a savoury smoky finish. Tannins are starting to smooth over. Food pairings: grilled rib eye steak and sautéed wild mushrooms, mushroom and leek risotto, roast pheasant. Drink: 2019 - 2024 416735 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henri Bourgeois La Chapelle des Augustins Sancerre 2016, Loire A.C., France: A dry, medium-bodied, mouth-watering bright Sancerre with the Sauvignon Blanc wine grapes sourced from a single vineyard in the Loire wine region. Bright green apple, white florals, ripe gooseberry, lemon citrus, flinty and clean mineral flavours on the palate. Sancerre food pairings: seafood tapas, steamed shellfish, grilled seafood. Drink: 2019 - 2022 322628 13% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. November 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vaucher Père & Fils Fleurie 2016, Fleurie, Beaujolais A.C., France: Great value under $20 on this medium-bodied Gamay red from Beaujolais. Happy, fresh pink florals with ripe red currant, cherry, red plum flavours and a smattering of cracked pepper overall. Juicy and fresh with great acidity for food. Pair with pepper steak. Food pairings: roast chicken, roast duck, roast pork. Drink: 2019 - 2022 534339 13.1% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. November 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuissé 2017, Burgundy A.C., France: A bone-dry Burgundian Chardonnay smoky and flinty on the nose with ripe apple, peach, vanilla and flinty flavours finishing zesty on the palate. Powerful and elegant. Pouilly-Fuissé food pairings: grilled chicken, lobster dishes, egg dishes, quiches. Drink: 2019 - 2023 732917 13% XD 750 mL $38.95 Score: 92/100. November 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pierre Amadieu Romane-Machotte Gigondas 2016, Gigondas, Rhône A.C., France: A rich and concentrated full-bodied red wine blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah from Gigondas. Fragrant with black raspberry, plum, cedar spice, dried wild herbs and smoky flavours smooth on the palate. Great backbone on this juicy red blend. Pair with roast beef. Food pairings: slow-roasted crown of pork stuffed with corn niblets chickpea green onion and cilantro, stir-fried pork tenderloin, veal Parmigianino. Drink: 2019 - 2025 17400 14.5% D 750 mL $28.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Lafage Cuvée Nicolas Grenache Noir 2017, Côtes Catalanes, Roussillon I.G.P., France: From the Côtes Catalanes in the Roussillon wine region, Domaine Lafage is a savoury and juicy Grenache Noir with a ripe, liquid cherry nose, dry and rich with black cherry liqueur, crushed raspberry, savoury spice wrapped up in a veil of smoke. Vibrant acidity for food and tannins are well-integrated. Grenache Noir food pairings: turkey, soft cheese, roasted beef, lamb. Drink: 2019 - 2023 354191 15% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. November 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dom Pérignon Luminous Brut Champagne 2008, Champagne A.C., France: Toasty with white floral, bright citrus, stone fruit, sweet spice aromas on the nose. Linear, focussed with a persistent mousse of fresh citrus, peach, anise and toasted brioche flavours on the palate with a forever finish. Drinking beautifully now, but what a dilemma as it could easily hold in cellar for another 10 years. It would be interesting to see how this marvellous vintage champagne continues to evolve. Champagne food pairings: Thai coconut shrimp, pasta with cheese-based sauce. Drink: 2020 - 2055 422584 12.5% XD 750 mL $285.95 Score: 96/100. November 2019. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Xavier Vignon Côtes du Rhône 2017, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.P., France: A smooth and smoky, medium-plus-bodied Rhône Red with a blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre red wine grapes sourced from the southern Rhône. Juicy and supple on the palate with blueberry, dark cherry, sweet spice and savoury herb flavours with a lingering peppery, smoky mocha finish. Enjoy now and for the next five years with grilled meats. Food pairings: meat pizza, roast pheasant, Porchetta pork roast. Drink: 2019 - 2024 297317 14.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Germany

Loosen Bros. Dr. L Riesling 2017, Mosel Qualitätswein, Germany: Still one of the best value Riesling on the liquor store shelf under $20. From the Loosen Bros., Dr. L is a Mosel Qualitätswein off-dry, mouth filling on the palate with lemon curd, peach, tropical fruit flavours with a mineral streak that is characteristic of that wine region. Pair with pork schnitzel. Riesling food pairings: pork tenderloin, turkey breast, spicy pasta dishes, shrimp tempura. Drink: 2018 - 2023 599274 8.5% M 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. November 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Greece

Boutari Grande Reserve Xinomavro 2013, Naoussa P.D.O., Greece: A great value, full-bodied Xinomavro with layers of dark berry and plum fruit, raisin, savoury spice, leathery and smoky flavours on the palate. Pair with aged cheeses. Nice now but can easily cellar for three more years. Xinomavro food pairings: Walldorf salad with sweet cranberries, minestrone soup, quinoa, herb and onion burgers. Drink: 2019 - 2025 140111 12.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Italy

Quercecchio Brunello di Montalcino 2014, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Love the savouriness of this Brunello Di Montalcino with ripe red cherry, wild mushroom, savoury herbs flavours and smoky on the palate. It's an all Sangiovese wine that matured in a combination of French and Slavonian oak barrels for four years. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: hard cheese, veal piccata, grilled steak, roast leg of lamb. Drink: 2019 - 2025 438580 14.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 92/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Antinori Badia a Passignano Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A big, bold and mouth-watering Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, lush with vibrant cherry, dark plum, savoury herb and dried wild herb flavours on the palate. Tannins are soft and supply. Enjoy with a veal Porterhouse. Chianti Classico food pairings: Margherita pizza, vegetarian lasagna, cannelloni with three cheeses. Drink: 2019 - 2030 384552 13.5% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castello di Bossi C. Berardenga Chianti Classico 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Loving this medium-plus-bodied Chianti Classico with ripe dark cherry, smoky, toasty oak, dark chocolate and nutty flavours on the palate finishing with vibrant acidity for food. Tannins are velvety on this Sangiovese-based red. Chianti Classico food pairings: cheese pizza, rich pasta and tomato sauce, roast leg of veal. Drink: 2019 - 2024 994608 14% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 88/100. November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2017, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: Produced by renown Sassicaia winery in the Tuscany wine region, this full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with a splash of Merlot red wine blend is powerful and elegant with ripe dark cherry, dark berry, leather, savoury spice flavours juicy, ultra-balanced and smooth Tuscan red with a looong finish. Enjoy now and for the next eight years. Food pairings: rib eye steak, sirloin tip roast, long ribs on the barbie. Drink: 2019 - 2027 72439 12.5% XD 750 mL $62.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Nals Margreid Pinot Grigio 2017, Südtirol-Alto Adige D.O.C., Italy: Wow, a bright and vibrant Pinot Grigio with ripe white pear, lemon-lime zest and grapefruit flavours creamy on the palate. So clean and fresh. Pair with green salads, grilled herbed lemon chicken breasts. Pinot Grigio food pairings: linguine with shrimp and lemon oil, pasta with cream sauce, grilled chicken breast, summer salads, frittata. Drink: 2019 - 2020 17365 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia 2017, Bolgheri, Tuscany D.O.C., Italy: A benchmark Italian red wine blend of 64% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 9% Petit Verdot with power and finesse. Smoky, with dark fruit, ripe blackberry, anise and dark chocolate flavours lingering on the palate. Tannins are fine but still quite grippy. Decant two hours prior to pouring with a meaty lasagne or rich tomato and pasta dish. Good cellaring candidate for about three years. Food pairings: lamb tangine, roast rack of lamb, beef long ribs on the barbie. Drink: 2019 - 2026 606194 14% D 750 mL $69.95 Score: 93/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sassicaia 2016, Bolgheri-Sassicaia, Tuscany D.O.C., Italy: Made with Laser-precision, a cult Super Tuscan and flagship, Sassicaia is a powerful, ultra-balanced red blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc grapes. Full-bodied and elegant with ripe blackberry, red cherry, spice, grilled herb and spicy on the palate. Finishing luxuriously long. You can get lost in this wine. Tannins are firm and fine. Ready to begin to show its best in about three years and enjoy for 25 more. Sassicaia food pairings: filet mignon, pork tenderloin, pizza, pasta, hard cheese. Drink: 2021 - 2049 480533 14% XD 750 mL $229.95 Score: 95/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tommasi Poggio Al Tufo Rompicollo 2016, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: A full-bodied, smoky and savoury red wine blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon with concentrated flavours of blueberries, blackberries, earthy florals and dusty herbs. Decant one hour prior to pouring with a rich meaty pizza topped with cheese and more meat, or hold in cellar for another year or two to mellow and marry. Food pairings: rich tomato and roasted Italian vegetables sauce over penne, beef stuffed tomatoes and peppers. Drink: 2020 - 2024 13755 13% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. November 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zenato Valpolicella Superiore 2016, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Founded in 1960, Zenato is one of the most iconic and trusted names in all of wine industry. For more than half a century, Zenato has concentrated on making premium wine in Veneto. Zenato 2016 is full-bodied with dark red berries, clove, pepper and cedar smoke. This blend of mostly Corvina Veronese with Rondinella and Corvinone is hand-harvested and fermented in stainless steel before being aged in oak for one year. Valpolicella Superiore food pairings: pasta in a thick tomato sauce, meat lasagna. Drink: 2018 - 2024 995704 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. November 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kellerei Bozen Bolzano Chardonnay 2018, Bozen Bolzano, Südtirol, Alto Adige D.O.C., Italy: A zesty Italian Chardonnay with aromas of green apple and freshly baked bread. Medium-bodied. Pair wih roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: cold chicken sandwiches, smoked ham and cheese platter, fish taco. Drink: 2019 - 2022 570457 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. November 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zenato San Benedetto 2018, Lugana, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: A zesty white Verdicchio, but also know as Trebbiano di Lugana, with soft citrus, lime zest, ripe peach and green herb flavours on the palate. Great acidity for food with its lemon zesty flavours. Chill and enjoy. Food pairings: roast turkey, planked salmon, pasta in cream sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2021 707158 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. November 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tenuta San Guido Le Difese 2017, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: A juicy medium-plus-bodied, fun Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese red wine blend with dark cherry, strawberry, blackberry and fine herb flavours on the palate. Fresh and zesty with easy tannins. Food pairings: prime rib, hearty meat stews, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2024 147876 12.5% XD 750 mL $35.95 Score: 89/100. November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beni di Batasiolo Barolo 2010, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: A youthful Barolo with mouth-watering fresh cherry, dried strawberry, anise, grilled herbs and anise flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm and grippy. Try in 2020-plus and enjoy for 10 years thereafter. Pair with a game roast. Barolo food pairings: game burgers, beef steak, rack of lamb. Drink: 2020 - 2029 330704 15% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 91/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castello della Sala Cervaro della Sala 2017, Umbria I.G.T., Italy: Produced by Marchesi Antinori and first made in 1985, a rich and full-bodied white blend of Chardonnay and Grechetto wine grapes. Creamy with ripe apple, tropical fruit, white spring florals, vanilla flavours finishing flinty, savoury and long. Enjoy now or cellar for three years. Made to age. Food pairings: pan-fried panfish, fish tacos, grilled chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2022 512376 12.5% XD 750 mL $74.95 Score: 95/100. November 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

New Zealand

Astrolabe Wines Province Pinot Noir 2015, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Lots of flavours on this smoky and smooth, medium-plus-bodied Pinot Noir from the Marlborough with cedar spice and ripe cherry aromas on the nose. Juicy with bright cherry, red berry, bergamot, pink florals and white pepper flavours on the palate with a lingering smoky finish. Enjoy now and for the next eight years. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast leg of lamb, roast pork with corn niblets and red bell pepper, roast crackling duck. Drink: 2019 - 2027 538918 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 94/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Villa Maria Cellar Section Sauvignon Blanc is bright with citrus notes and green herbs on the nose. Zesty delicious with mouth-watering lemon lime, grassy, tropical fruit and fresh herb flavours mouth-watering on the palate. Chill and enjoy it now in all of its freshness. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Thai green curry fish, shellfish, chicken and sage skewers, fresh tomato and basil salad. Drink: 2019 - 2022 974527 13% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. November 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Portugal

Dow's LBV Port 2012, Douro D.O.P., Portugal: A great value Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) port. BV wines spend longer in barrel (4-6 years) than vintage ports, and mature and drink earlier than vintage ports. Love the figgy, blackberry jam and anise flavours on this one. Pair with fruitcake. Port food pairings: blue cheese, nuts, almond torte, chocolate. Drink: 2020 - 2026 533364 20% S 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. November 2019. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Crasto Superior 2015, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: The robust 2015 vintage of the Tinto Crasto Superior is a concentrated blend of 50% Touriga Nacional, 20% Tinta Roriz, 25% Touriga Franca and 5% Souzão grapes. The wine was matured for 1 year in 35% new French oak barrels. Aromas of dark ripe fruit and smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: prime rib, hearty meat stews, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2031 646075 14.1% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

South Africa

Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2018, Hemel-En-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay W.O., South Africa: A cool-climate Chardonnay from Hemel-En-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay wine region. Full-bodied, rich and layered with ripe peach and green apple, toasty oak flavours on the palate This Chardonnay was barrel fermented and aged for nine months in French oak barrels with the remaining 10% is aged in large foudres and stainless steel and ceramic eggs. Elegant and well-balanced. Chardonnay food pairings: prawn bisque, chicken breast, frittata, cheese fondue, turkey. Drink: 2019 - 2026 931006 13% XD 750 mL $47.95 Score: 95/100. November 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Spain

Miguel Torres Purgatori 2014, Costers Del Segre D.O., Spain: The Cariñena, Grenache and Syrah wine grapes for this full-bodied red from Costers del Segre were sourced from high-altitude vineyards. Look for fresh ripe red cherry, red and dark berry flavours, spicy and smoky on the palate. Elegant and nicely done. Enjoy now and for the next four years. Food pairings: duck confit over small roasted potatoes and green onion, duck fricassee on egg noodles, grilled goose breast with cherry coulis. Drink: 2019 - 2024 452102 13.8% D 750 mL $44.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alceño 12 Meses Monastrell 2014, Jumilla D.O., Spain: Terrific value on this Jumilla medium-plus-bodied red made from 100% Monastrell wine grapes. Lost of ripe black fruit, dark plum, earthy florals, anise and smoky vanilla spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm. Pair with game stews. Monastrell food pairings: veal, pizza, rare steak. Drink: 2019 - 2020 398925 14% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. November 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montecillo Gran Reserva 2009, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Don't look for a huge amount of fruit on this full-bodied Monticello 2009 Gran Reserva. This is a mature red with more savoury flavours of dried herbs, leather dried cherry and balsamic flavours on the palate. Smoky, elegant, drink soon. Food pairings: roast beef, grilled beef long ribs, smoked brisket. Drink: 2018 - 2025 239277 13.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

United States

J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Paso Robles, California, United States: Lots of dark chocolate and espresso on this robust Californian Cabernet that has been oak aged. Pair this Californian Cabernet Sauvignon with meat lovers' pizza. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: hard cheese, braised pork shanks, veal chops, roasted let of lamb. Drink: 2018 - 2023 16915 13.5% D 1500 mL $47.95 Score: 88/100. November 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

St. Francis Chardonnay 2017, Sonoma County, California, United States: A dry, full-bodied Chardonnay with honeyed melon, vanilla and lemon curd flavours creamy on the palate. Enjoy now and for the next three years with a roast of pork. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled pork chops, stuffed chicken breast, mild hard cheese like fontina and edam. Drink: 2019 - 2023 317131 14% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. November 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lake Sonoma Chardonnay 2017, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: A classic Russian River Valley Chardonnay with ripe tropical fruit, butterscotchy, lemon curd, spiced apple and vanilla flavours on the palate. Pair with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: fried chicken, roast duck, Hawaiian pizza. Drink: 2019 - 2023 541557 14.5% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 89/100. November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Elouan Pinot Noir 2016, Oregon, United States: An elegant, medium-plus-bodied Pinot Noir with great structure and fine tannins. Fragrant with aromas of ripe cherry, violets, mocha and vanilla on the nose. Lovely ripe cherry, mocha, vanilla and fine herb flavours on the palate with great acidity for food and finishing with velvety tannins. Enjoy now with grilled lamb chops. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal chops, rosemary lamb, barbecued ribs in sauce, chicken cacciatore. Drink: 2019 - 2022 420760 13.7% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 89/100. November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Girard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Napa Valley, California, United States: A rich, mouth-filling Cabernet Sauvignon with lush blackberry, dark plum, tobacco leaf, savoury herbs, dark spice and vanilla flavours on the palate. Grapes for this flavoursome wine were sourced from the Mount Veeder sub-region of Napa Valley. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb barbecued, crown roast of lamb, stuffed saddle of rabbit. Drink: 2019 - 2025 231712 14.5% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 93/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Frog's Leap Chardonnay 2017, Napa Valley, California, United States: Rich and full-bodied classic California Chardonnay with ripe peach, apple and butternut flavours smooth on the palate. Chill and enjoy this Chardonnay sipper on its own or with grilled lobster tails and drawn butter. Chardonnay food pairings: scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, beef bourguignon, pan-fried cod with lemon butter sauce, toasted ravioli served with Alfredo sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2021 17122 13.1% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 92/100. November 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Crossbarn Pinot Noir 2016, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, United States: This is a lush, medium-bodied, vibrant Pinot Noir beauty, fragrant with fresh red cherry, raspberry, earthy florals and sweet spice aromas and flavours on the palate. So good! Enjoy now and for the next five years. Pair with grilled lamb chops. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast rack of lamb, rare roast beef, venison burgers. Drink: 2019 - 2027 522938 14.9% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 92/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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