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Vintages Release November 16, 2019

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Argentina

Versado Reserva Ancient Malbec 2013, Mendoza, Argentina: Another hit from Versado! Owner and winemaking consultant Peter Gamble and Ann Sperling, and chief winemaker Roberto de la Mota have created a blockbuster Argentine red for the 2013 vintage. Made from the iconic Malbec grape, this wine underwent a spontaneous fermentation, rather than one induced by the winemaker with specific yeasts. The wine was aged in oak barrels. This is another gorgeous red wine from Versado - this wine and these winemakers perform consistently well every year. Aromas of fleshy black fruit, dried herbs, spices and pepper. Pair with grilled lamb or braised beef. Malbec food pairings: roasted veal, hearty soups, roasted duck breast, hamburger. Drink: 2021 - 2028 316984 13.5% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 95/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

José Zuccardi Malbec 2015, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: A full-bodied mostly Malbec with some Cabernet Sauvignon (7%) red wine from Uco Valley, Mendoza. Wine grapes are sourced from Altamira and Gualtallary in the Valle de Uco. Smoky with dark berry, plum and savoury herb flavours smooth and rounded on the palate. Drinking well now. Malbec food pairings: farmer's style pork chops, slow-cooked pork ribs, crown pork roast. Drink: 2019 - 2024 163725 15.1% D 750 mL $44.95 Score: 93/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kaiken Terroir Series Torrontés 2018, Cafayate Valley, Salta, Argentina: A fragrant Torrontes with soft orange, pear, ripe apple and spicy aromas on the nose. Medium-bodied and ripe stone fruit and clementine flavours on the palate matched by amazing acidity. Great now. Pair with fish tacos and stir-fry tofu dishes. Torrontés food pairings: crab cakes, fish tacos, shrimp cocktail. Drink: 2019 - 2022 330407 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. November 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viñalba Gran Reserva Malbec 2015, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina Malbec food pairings: pork Wellington, grilled lamb sausages, veal Scaloppini. Drink: 2019 - 2022 115311 14.3% D 750 mL $24.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viña Cobos Bramare Malbec 2015, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Smoky blueberries, espresso, chocolate and clove spice on the nose, this Malbec is juicy, full-bodied with ripe dark berry fruit and dark chocolate flavours on the palate with bright acidity for food. Tannins are smooth and well-integrated. Malbec food pairings: venison filet mignon with red wine gravy, grilled bison strip steaks, goose and duck sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2019 - 2025 123729 15% D 750 mL $44.95 Score: 93/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Armenia

Karas Red 2017, Armavir Region, Armenia Food pairings: leg of lamb roast, venison tenderloin, roast chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2024 492751 14.6% XD 750 mL $21.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Australia

Elderton Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: A rich and concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon from Barossa. Juicy-good with ripe dark fruit, cedar spice, smooth chocolate flavours plushy on the palate. Enjoy now and for the next five years. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: venison filet mignon with red wine gravy, grilled bison strip steaks, game sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2019 - 2027 9175 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Leeuwin Prelude Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia: A savoury, fragrant Cabernet Sauvignon with red berry, dark cherry, dark chocolate and wild herb aromas on the nose. Vibrant with ripe cherries, cassis, clove and cumin spice, dried lavender and wild herbs. Food-friendly, full-bodied and also a good cellaring candidate. Enjoy now and for the next 15 years. Pair with grilled steaks. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled flat iron steak, grilled pork chops, meat lover's pizza. Drink: 2019 - 2030 986133 13.5% XD 750 mL $31.95 Score: 91/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sidewood Shiraz 2016, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia: A fresh and fragrant, full-bodied Shiraz from the cool-climate Adelaide Hills in South Australia with a blackberry, dark cherry, dark chocolate, liquorice, mint and cracked black pepper flavours on the palate. The Shiraz was fermented in stainless steel tank with 25% being whole bunch fermented. The wine was matured in 30% new French oak barrels. Shiraz food pairings: roast pheasant with sauerkraut, grilled marinated game birds, Hasenpfeffer. Drink: 2019 - 2040 446146 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bleasdale Mulberry Tree Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Langhorne Creek, South Australia, Australia: A well-priced, medium-bodied and elegant Cabernet Sauvignon with grapes sourced from Langhorne Creek, South Australia. Fresh and vibrant with ripe black currant, mulberry and black fruit, cinnamon and baking spice flavours on the palate. Pair with grilled lamb chops. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb Bolognese, grilled New York striploin with chimichurri sauce, barbecued ribs in sauce, hamburger, hard cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2030 661892 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. November 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

d'Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne 2017, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: From the McLaren Vale in South Australia, d'Arenberg's The Hermit Crab is a white wine blend of Viognier with about one-third in Marsanne grapes. Simply delicious with ripe stone fruit, white florals, pink grapefruit and a long, subtle spicy finish on the palate. "The Hermit Crab" is so named for the reclusive crab that long-ago were known to reside in South Australia, but also for the French "Hermitage" wine region home to the Marsanne grape. Viognier Marsanne food pairings: spicy tuna and salmon sashimi, wild rice cranberry stuffed Cornish hens, veal cutlet with ham and masala. Drink: 2019 - 2022 662775 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Best's Bin No. 1 Shiraz 2016, Great Western, Victoria, Australia: A supple and smooth Shiraz with ripe red cherry, dark fruit, mocha and minty aromas on the nose. Full-bodied and savoury with liquid cherry, juicy plum, raspberry and dark berry flavours smooth and velvety on the palate. Shiraz food pairings: pork chops, grilled radicchio, beef prosciutto, black bean soup, blue cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2024 222323 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

d'Arenberg d'Arry's Original Shiraz Grenache 2016, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Great value on the juicy and full-bodied Grenache and Shiraz red wine blend from d'Arenberg with lots of ripe raspberry, cherry, dark plum and anise spice flavours on the palate with good acidity for grilled pepper steak and gourmet burgers. Tannins are firm but approachable. Shiraz Grenache food pairings: gourmet burgers, grilled rack of lamb, rare roast beef. Drink: 2019 - 2020 942904 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

d'Arenberg d'Arry's Original Shiraz Grenache 2005, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia Shiraz Grenache food pairings: gourmet burgers, grilled rack of lamb, rare roast beef. Drink: 2019 - 2020 942904 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Austria

Laurenz V. Friendly Grüner Veltliner 2018, Kamptal D.A.C., Austria Grüner Veltliner food pairings: grilled seafood, lobster in butter sauce, ravioli in an Alfredo sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2024 66225 12.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 November 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Laurenz V. Friendly Grüner Veltliner 2016, Kamptal D.A.C., Austria: From the Kamptal wine region in Austria, a 100% Gruner Veltliner fermented in stainless steel to retain its vibrant acidity. Dry and creamy on the palate with soft citrus, white melon, white-fleshed stone fruit, fine herb and almond nut flavours on the palate with a lingering clean mineral finish. Enjoy now in all of its freshness. Grüner Veltliner food pairings: grilled seafood, lobster in butter sauce, ravioli in an Alfredo sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2024 66225 12.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. November 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Canada

Tawse Laundry Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2015, Lincoln Lakeshore, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A delicious earthy and spicy, cool-climate Cabernet Franc with fresh herb, raspberry leaf, fresh raspberry and flinty flavours on the palate. Well-crafted and balanced. Cabernet Franc food pairings: aged cheeses, fried, roasted or barbecued meats, seared pepper steak, roast beef, game meats. Drink: 2019 - 2023 130997 13.5% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

13th Street Winery Premier Cuvée Sparkling White 2013, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A toasty blend of 50/50 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes from a solid Niagara producer. The wine undergoes the traditional Champagne method of the second fermentation in the bottle with no dosage so it's extra dry and crisp. Enjoy on its own or with shellfish. Sparkling White food pairings: Fresh steamed shellfish, seafood tapas, smoked whitefish. Drink: 2019 - 2023 142679 12.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. November 2019. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tawse Winery Inc. Cuddy Sparkling, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A terrific, robust, savoury Niagara sparkling wine. The wine is made by the much respected Tawse Winery in partnership with Blue Rodeo lead singer Jim Cuddy. Aromas of golden apple and brioche. Lovely. Pair with shellfish. Sparkling food pairings: tempura vegetables, mild green curries, sushi, sashimi. Drink: 2018 - 2021 546762 12% MD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 92/100. November 2019. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Inniskillin Riesling Icewine 2017, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada: Not only for the Gods, we'd like some too! This Riesling ice wine is lovely with seamless acidity to balance the luscious apricot preserves, peach jam with a soft citrus finish made by well-known producer, Inniskillin. Riesling Icewine food pairings: cheese and nuts, fruit cup, apple spice cake with crème fraiche. Drink: 2018 - 2027 558288 9.2% S 375 mL $79.95 Score: 93/100. November 2019. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jackson-Triggs Entourage Grand Reserve Brut Sparkling 2015, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Excellent quality and taste for the price! Toasty, refreshing and classic Niagara bubbly. Serve this at New Year's or a wedding with pride. Toasty with green apple goodness and a lovely and persistent mousse. This is classic and elegant with the right finesse for any celebration. Sparkling food pairings: caviar, tempura, sushi, smoked trout, shellfish. Drink: 2018 - 2020 234161 12% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. November 2019. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Winery Rosé 2018, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A vibrant Niagara rosé blend produced from Cabernet Franc, Gamay and Merlot red wine grapes with fresh raspberry, red currant, plum and bell pepper flavours on the palate with a zest citrusy finish. Pair with grilled seafood. Rosé food pairings: avocado spring greens and strawberry salad, corn pineapple avocado and kale salad with strawberry dressing, golden beet salad with spring onion and goat cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2021 117861 13.2% M 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. November 2019. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Pinot Noir 2017, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Dark red in the glass, rich and spicy with ripe cherry, red berry, spice and a delicate floral earthiness on this medium-plus-bodied Pinot Noir. The estate is operated by the Wyse family. The winery has been a leader in solar energy in BC for the past 12 years. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal chops, grilled duck sausages, pork tenderloin, barbecued lamb sirloin, grilled carrot mash and spring greens purée. Drink: 2019 - 2024 556613 14% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Westcott Estate Chardonnay 2017, Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A medium-bodied Burgundian-style and barrel-fermented Chardonnay from the Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula wine region. Well-crafted and delicious with ripe red apple, buttered toast, cinnamon, nutmeg, zesty citrus flavours on the palate with a lingering clean mineral finish. So enjoyable now. Chardonnay food pairings: Asian dishes with black bean, steamed mahi Mahi, pasta with tomato sauce, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2023 424507 12.6% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 91/100. November 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Magnotta Winery Venture Series Starlight Sparkling, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada Sparkling food pairings: sushi, sashimi, creamy cheeses, smoked whitefish. Drink: 2019 - 2021 582098 12.8% M 750 mL $25.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chile

Maturana Orange Wine Torontel Torontel 2018, Maule Valley, Chile Torontel food pairings: grilled prawns, chicken breast, fish tacos. Drink: 2021 - 2024 556217 13.2% XD 750 mL $24.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vuelo Grand Reserva Merlot 2016, Cachapoal Valley, Chile Merlot food pairings: pork roast, rich meat chilli, grilled veal chops. Drink: 2019 - 2022 11141 14% D 750 mL $16.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

William Cole Grand Reserve Pinot Noir 2017, Casablanca Valley, Chile Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled salmon steaks, butternut squash risotto, Margherita pizza. Drink: 2019 - 2023 10762 14.6% D 750 mL $19.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

In Situ Reserva Chardonnay 2018, Aconcagua Valley, Chile Chardonnay food pairings: grilled prawns, chicken breast, salmon burgers. Drink: 2019 - 2022 10765 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 November 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Croatia

Ilok Cellars Classic Grasevina 2017, Continental, Croatia Grasevina food pairings: grilled chicken breasts, fish tacos, sautéed halibut. Drink: 2019 - 2022 517474 11.8% XD 750 mL $14.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kutjevo Grasevina 2018, Danube-Kutjevo Vineyard, Continental, Croatia Grasevina food pairings: grilled prawns, chicken breast, salmon burgers. Drink: 2019 - 2022 22685 12.4% D 750 mL $14.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

France

Rémy Ferbras Terre de Mistral Côtes du Rhône-Villages Plan de Dieu 2016, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France Food pairings: rare roast beef, coq au vin, sautéed pork tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2021 538009 14.2% XD 750 mL $15.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bois de Menge Gigondas 2017, Gigondas, Rhône A.C., France Food pairings: pork roast, lamb tagine, duck confit. Drink: 2019 - 2024 10508 14.2% D 750 mL $31.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château de Santenay Vieilles Vignes Mercurey 2016, Mercurey, Burgundy A.C., France Food pairings: coq au vin, lamb chops, veal Masala. Drink: 2019 - 2024 668202 13% D 750 mL $34.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Michel Gassier Nostre Païs 2016, Costières-De-Nîmes, Rhône A.C., France: A Costieres de Nimes red blend of Grenache, Carignan, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Dry, medium-plus-bodied and savoury with dark berry, black cherry, dark olive and smoky flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm. Drink or cellar for three years. This wine is labelled organic and is produced from wine grapes sourced from between Nîmes and western Rhône. Pair with an olive tapenade or a meat-lover's pizza. Food pairings: roast pork, beef tenderloin grilled game dishes. Drink: 2019 - 2024 295410 14% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 93/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Tour des Termes 2016, Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux A.C., France Food pairings: grilled New York striploin, pork steak smothered in wild mushroom sauce, grilled Mediterranean vegetable chilli. Drink: 2022 - 2031 10324 14% D 750 mL $54.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine de la Renne Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Touraine, Loire A.C., France Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: salad greens topped with grilled shrimp, fish tacos, herbed quiches. Drink: 2019 - 2022 489963 12.1% XD 750 mL $16.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Cantemerle 2011, Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux A.C., France Food pairings: pork roast, lamb kebabs, duck confit. Drink: 2019 - 2028 10656 13% D 750 mL $67.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Léoube Rosé de Léoube 2018, Côtes De Provence, Provence A.C., France: A dry and refreshing 40% Cinsault, 40% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah rosé wine blend. Love the fruitiness and savouriness of this rosé with a soft creamy texture. Bright red berry, pink florals, soft orange, citrus and lime flavours on the palate finishing with a smattering of white pepper spice and stony mineral notes. Enjoy now and for the next three years. Pair with herbed quiches and green salads. Food pairings: egg dishes, charcuterie, mild creamy cheeses. Drink: 2019 - 2022 491100 13% XD 750 mL $30.95 Score: 92/100. November 2019. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jean-Pierre Moueix 2015, Bordeaux A.C., France: A well-priced Bordeaux with charry black fruit and toasty oak. Firm tannins so decant 2 hours. Finishes with cedar, smoke and dark spice. Pair with a rare steak. Food pairings: grilled pork chops, sausage cassoulet, roast chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2028 516765 13.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. November 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave de Lugny Brut Rosé Crémant de Bourgogne, Burgundy A.C., France: Toasty, with vibrant field strawberries and a bone-dry finish. Great price. Pair with fried fish or chicken. Crémant De Bourgogne food pairings: pasta, lightly spiced curry dishes, lamb stew, white turkey meat. Drink: 2015 - 2019 297846 11.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem 2016, Côtes Du Roussillon-Villages Latour-De-France, Roussillon A.C., France: Produced by M. Chapoutier Occultum Lapidem is 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 5% each of Carignan and Mourvèdre full-bodied red blend. Wow! Excellent with ripe blueberry, cassis, earthy florals, savoury herbs and a white pepper finish. Tannins are grippy. Decant one hour if pouring now or hold in cellar for three years. Pair with a grilled Porterhouse steak. Food pairings: filet mignon, slow-roasted baron of beef, rib steak. Drink: 2019 - 2026 643239 14% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 95/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gérard Bertrand Fitou Grenache Carignan 2017, Midi A.P., France: A deeply concentrated and flavourful wine! The vineyard for this Fitou wine lies between the mountains of Corbières and the lakes and beaches along the Mediterranean coastline in southern France and the Grenache-based and Carignan robust red is a full expression of this terroir. Ripe red berry fruit, cherry and cake spice flavours are rich and generous on the palate. Drink now or hold in cellar for three years. Pair with grilled meats. Grenache Carignan food pairings: grilled pork chops, rack of BBQ ribs, veal Porterhouse, grilled lamb, lentil dishes. Drink: 2018 - 2024 403683 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. November 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Époque Collection Terroir 2016, Beregerac, Southwest A.C., France Food pairings: tourtière, grilled ribs, roast chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2022 10509 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Roche de Bellene Mâcon La Roche Vineuse 2015, Mâcon, Burgundy A.C., France Food pairings: roast chicken, pork tenderloin, salmon burgers. Drink: 2019 - 2022 648485 12.5% D 750 mL $20.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gabriel Meffre Laurus Côtes du Rhône-Villages 2016, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.P., France: Loving this juicy Côtes Du Rhône red, elegant with lush plum, ripe raspberry, cold tea and dark spice flavours on the palate. Drinking beautiful now. Food pairings: rare roast beef, lamb stew, fricassee rabbit. Drink: 2019 - 2021 381053 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Pipeau 2015, Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France Food pairings: roast prime rib, grilled Tomahawk steak, beef filet mignon wrapped up in bacon. Drink: 2019 - 2023 195255 13% XD 1500 mL $86.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carmes de Rieussec 2015, Sauternes, Bordeaux A.C., France Food pairings: fruit pies, custard tartes, fresh fruit. Drink: 2019 - 2030 472092 13% S 375 mL $25.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave Hunawihr Kuhlmann-Platz Gewurztraminer 2018, Alsace A.P., France Gewurztraminer food pairings: herbed quiches, sushi, sashimi, tempura vegetables, grilled fish. Drink: 2019 - 2021 12010 13% D 750 mL $18.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Georgia

United Stars Kindzmarauli 2017, Kakheti, Georgia: The wine is both savoury and sweet with ripe red berry fruit. Great for meaty dishes, mild beef curries with a touch of sweetness and spice. This Georgian late-harvest wine is made from the country's indigenous Saperavi grape, whose name means "paint dye" due to its naturally dark colour. The "Kindzmarauli" designation means this wine is of high quality and is naturally semi-sweet. Lightly chill and pour with blue-veined cheeses. Kindzmarauli food pairings: sweet and warm curry dishes, spicy dark chocolate, chocolate covered ginger. Drink: 2018 - 2023 13961 12.5% MS 750 mL $17.95 Score: 85/100. November 2019. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Germany

Bischöflichen Weingüter Trier Dom Spätlese Riesling 2011, Mosel Qualitätswein, Germany Riesling food pairings: mild curries, sushi, sashimi, shrimp creole, pork schnitzels. Drink: 2019 - 2023 11651 9.2% MS 750 mL $21.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hans Baer Riesling 2018, Pfalz Qualitätswein, Germany Riesling food pairings: pork schnitzels with dumplings, mild curries, baked ham. Drink: 2019 - 2022 11653 12% D 750 mL $14.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thörle Riesling 2017, Rheinhessen Qualitätswein, Germany Riesling food pairings: pork schnitzels with dumplings, baked ham, quiches. Drink: 2019 - 2022 665968 12.2% D 750 mL $21.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hans Baer Riesling 2019, Pfalz Qualitätswein, Germany Riesling food pairings: pork schnitzels with dumplings, mild curries, baked ham. Drink: 2021 - 2023 11653 12% D 750 mL $14.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Italy

Masi Mazzano Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2011, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: rich meaty lasagne, meat-lover's pizza, vegetarian chilli. Drink: 2020 - 2034 10407 16% D 1500 mL $321.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mazzei Ser Lapo Riserva Chianti Classico 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A full-bodied 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot Chianti Classico Riserva from the Tuscany wine region, fragrant with ripe strawberry and fresh cherry aromas on the nose. Juicy with ripe cherry, red berry and dark plum flavours on the palate matched with great acidity for food like a meaty lasagne or roast pork. Tannins are ripe and smooth. Chianti Classico food pairings: ravioli, beef stew, pizza, pork chops. Drink: 2019 - 2026 288530 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ruffino Modus 2016, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: The 2016 vintage of this rich, full-bodied Italian red wine is a blend of 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot grapes. The vines are planted primarily in the vineyards of Ruffino's estates of Poggio Casciano and Santedame, which is hilly clay rich in fossil fragments. The wine undergoes a malolactic fermentation and a post-fermentative maceration on the skins for 2 weeks to add richness and depth. It's then aged for 12 months in first, second and third use American and French 225 litre oak barrels. This Super Tuscan is worthy of your attention, from its ruby-violet gem glints in the glass to its finish as long as a Tuscan country road. It delivers an intense bouquet of black cherry, plum, graphite, dried tobacco leaves and dark spice. This robust red wine has remarkably polished tannins that yield to a supple, smooth texture. Incredible concentration and flavour at such a reasonable level of alcohol. Pair with truffle-inflected dishes and grilled steak. Food pairings: pork tenderloin, grilled chicken, autumn hodge-podge. Drink: 2019 - 2026 912956 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masi Mazzano Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2012, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: rare roast beef, venison stew, roast duck, goose. Drink: 2020 - 2033 597476 16% XD 750 mL $129.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Corte Medicea Erastos Rosso 2016, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy Food pairings: rich meaty lasagne, meat-lover's pizza, mildly spiced meat chilis. Drink: 2019 - 2022 10948 14% D 750 mL $15.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Braccesca Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano food pairings: grilled steak, roast duck, meaty lasagne. Drink: 2019 - 2025 566216 13% XD 750 mL $28.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Petra Zingari 2015, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy Food pairings: grilled steak, game sausages, roast chicken Mirabella. Drink: 2022 - 2030 244228 13% D 750 mL $19.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montemajor Fiano di Avelino 2017, Campania D.O.C.G., Italy Fiano Di Avelino food pairings: chicken in a white wine cream sauce, baked ham, seafood Alfredo, brunch dishes. Drink: 2019 - 2021 10956 13% D 750 mL $23.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vanitá Primitivo 2018, Puglia I.G.P., Italy Primitivo food pairings: gourmet burgers, tourtière, meaty stew with sun-dried tomatoes. Drink: 2019 - 2022 569962 13.4% D 750 mL $19.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Firriato Santagostino Baglio Sorìa Nero d'Avola Syrah 2013, Sicily I.G.T., Italy: A full-bodied southern-Italian Nero d'Avola and Syrah red wine blend, lush with sensuous ripe dark cherry, plum smooth on the palate with a lingering dark chocolate and orange citrus finish. Tannins are smooth and velvety. Pair with a sautéed pork tenderloin in a rich wild mushroom sauce. Nero D'avola Syrah food pairings: mushroom risotto, duck confit, fricassee rabbit. Drink: 2019 - 2022 291369 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pinino Brunello di Montalcino 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A medium-plus-bodied, youthful Brunello Di Montalcino fragrant with bright cherry, leather, coconut and smoky vanilla aromas on the nose. Fresh cherry, toast oak spice and stony mineral notes mouth-watering on the palate. tannins are smooth and silky. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: pepper steak, grilled Portobello mushrooms, vegetarian chilli. Drink: 2019 - 2023 32508 14% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 92/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Travaglini Gattinara 2015, Gattinara, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Made from 100% Nebbiolo, elegant and fine with aromas of bright red cherry, dried tobacco leaf and savoury spice on the nose. Dry, medium-bodied and silky with pink florals, ripe cherry and red plum flavours supple on the palate. Very enjoyable now. Pair with roast duck. Food pairings: beef, mushroom risotto, gorgonzola, grilled Portobello mushrooms. Drink: 2019 - 2027 713354 13.5% XD 750 mL $31.95 Score: 87/100. November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fontodi Chianti Classico 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A fresh and juicy Chianti Classico, mouth-watering with bright red cherry, dark berry and dark plum flavours on the palate. Finishing long with baking spice, citrus peel flavours on the palate. Tannins are velvety. Chianti Classico food pairings: cheese, sausage casserole, pasta and meat sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2024 933317 14% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 92/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Luce 2016, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: A muscular Super Tuscan. A robust Sangiovese and Merlot red wine blend, firm in structure with lots of dark fruit and spicy aromas on the nose, dark cherry, juicy blackberry, black plum, blood orange citrus, toasty oak spice with a long flinty, peppery finish on the palate. Good now, but better in three years. Good cellaring candidate. Food pairings: bean-based dishes, lamb chops, grilled cheese sandwich, chateaubriand, cheddar cheeses. Drink: 2019 - 2024 685263 14.5% XD 750 mL $119.95 Score: 96/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Volte dell'Ornellaia 2017, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: Magnum-size goodness, full-bodied and lush with dark plum, blackberry, cassis and spicy flavours and so much concentration of fruit plushy on the palate. Food pairings: prime rib, New York strip loin barbecued ribs in rich gravy. Drink: 2019 - 2024 51458 13% XD 1500 mL $64.95 Score: 93/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2011, Veneto D.O.P., Italy: A towering, blockbuster Italian red wine with ripe plum, blackberry and earthy flavours rich on the palate and warming at 15%. Pair with roast beef. Valpolicella Classico Superiore food pairings: beef steak, smoked ribs, venison tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2030 986117 15% D 750 mL $115.95 Score: 95/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Casetta Barbaresco 2008, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Mature, almost past peak, with tanned leather and dried herbs. Full-boded with a firm grip on the palate from the tannins. Needs a rare steak. Barbaresco food pairings: barbecued leg of lamb, cheddar cheese, roasted pork loin, game birds. Drink: 2018 - 2022 412247 13.5% D 750 mL $42.95 Score: 89/100. November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo 2016, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: A full-bodied, 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot red wine blend. Muscular, structured with woody aromas on the nose and dark cherry and dark berry flavours on the palate. Enjoy now or hold for another three years in cellar. Food pairings: tomato sauce and pasta, vegetarian lasagna with rich tomato sauce, three cheese pizza. Drink: 2019 - 2024 727636 13.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 88/100. November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio 2018, Vigneti Delle Dolomiti, Alto Adige-Trentino I.G.T., Italy: The Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT was introduced in 1996. Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT is the title of the Trentino-Alto Adige region in the far northern reaches of Alpine Italy. Tiefenbrunner is a light-bodied Pinot Grigio from there. This is your green salad or grilled seafood wine with crisp lemon, apple and pear flavours on the palate finishing with a crisp, fresh minerality. Pinot Grigio food pairings: pan-fried panfish, crab cakes, seafood alfredo. Drink: 2019 - 2021 474742 12.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. November 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

San Fabiano Calcinaia Chianti Classico 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy Chianti Classico food pairings: spaghetti and meatballs, cheesy pizza, veal stuffed grilled Portobello mushrooms. Drink: 2019 - 2021 23408 13% XD 750 mL $21.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Allegrini Palazzo della Torre 2015, Veneto I.G.T., Italy: A robust Italian traditional red wine blend of Corvina, Rondinella and Sangiovese grapes rich and spicy with blackberry, blueberry, dried fruit, roasted herbs and dark chocolate flavours on the palate with great acidity for a Bistecca Florentine. Tannins are smooth and rounded. Food pairings: pizza with meat, pork tenderloin, rare beef steaks. Drink: 2019 - 2022 672931 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo 2015, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: A beautiful Barolo, supple and savoury with ripe red berry, cherry, pink florals, anise, minty and savoury herb flavours smooth and satisfying on the palate with good acidity for roasted game meats. Tannins are fine and smooth. Barolo food pairings: coq au vin, orzo risotto, spezzatino. Drink: 2019 - 2026 713479 14.5% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 91/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masi Toar Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2015, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: A dark and rich, medium-plus-bodied Valpolicella Classico Superiore with ripe dark cherry, rich dark fruit, smoke, liquorice, and toasty oak spice flavours on the palate. Finishes long, balanced and delicious. Valpolicella Classico Superiore food pairings: grilled lamb chops, barbeque beef long ribs, slow-braised pork shoulder roast. Drink: 2019 - 2025 342444 13% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mexico

L.A. Cetto Petite Sirah 2016, Guadalupe Valley, Baja California, Mexico: L.A. Cetto Petit Sirah 2016 is a robust red from the Baja California, and the largest Mexico winery established in 1975. The Petit Sirah (Durif) is a cross between Syrah and Peloursin. Durif gives the wine a deep, often opaque, ruby bordering on purple colour. Ripe dark fruit and savoury flavours wrapped up in smoke and leather. Great value and a perfect pairing to hamburgers. Petite Sirah food pairings: lamb cutlets, hamburgers, espresso and cocoa-rubbed flank steak, black bean soup, cheese. Drink: 2018 - 2021 983742 14% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 86/100. November 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

New Zealand

Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: From the Marlborough, a bright and zesty Sauvignon Blanc with crunchy green apple, gooseberry, lime zest and fresh green herb flavours on the palate. Intense and vibrant. Pair with fish tacos and grilled chicken dishes. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Thai green curry fish, apple stuffed chicken breast, steamed mussels, herbed couscous salad. Drink: 2019 - 2022 919514 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Babich Winemakers' Reserve Merlot 2015, Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand Merlot food pairings: roast pork, tourtière, gourmet burgers, onion tarte. Drink: 2019 - 2023 156828 13.3% D 750 mL $29.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2016, Gimblett Gravels, Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand Syrah food pairings: roast chicken, roast leg of lamb, grilled veal chops. Drink: 2019 - 2022 11963 13.3% D 750 mL $49.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Palliser Estate Wines Pencarrow Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Martinborough, North Island, New Zealand: A vibrant, zesty New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of guava, lime, lemon and passionfruit. Racy acidity for fresh seafood. Yum! Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: egg dishes, herbed quiches, goat cheese and smoked salmon galette, salad greens. Drink: 2019 - 2021 148429 12.1% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 94/100. November 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kim Crawford Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: mixed shellfish grill, lemon Dijon and herbed grilled chicken breasts, herbed quiches and flatbreads. Drink: 2019 - 2020 924555 11.6% D 750 mL $24.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Oyster Bay Merlot 2017, Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand: A savoury, medium-plus-bodied Merlot with ripe blackberry, dark plum, cherry, mocha and fresh fine herb flavours on the palate. Merlot food pairings: rare roast beef, coq au vin, lamb chops. Drink: 2019 - 2024 692343 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Palliser Estate Wines Pencarrow Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Martinborough, North Island, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: egg dishes, herbed quiches, goat cheese and smoked salmon galette, salad greens. Drink: 2019 - 2021 148429 12.1% D 750 mL $18.95 November 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Portugal

Alma da Vinha 2017, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: A bright and concentrated red wine blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca. A bright and juicy red with dark berry, plum, mocha flavours finishing smooth and smoky on the palate. Pair with burgers and ribs. Food pairings: pork roast, sausage cassoulet, tourtière. Drink: 2019 - 2022 666016 12.9% XD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 87/100. November 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Confidencial Reserva 2014, Vinho Regional Lisboa, Portugal Food pairings: pizza with meat, pork tenderloin, mildly spiced vegetarian stews. Drink: 2019 - 2023 452789 13.5% D 750 mL $14.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kopke Colheita Port 1999, Douro D.O.P., Portugal Port food pairings: almond cake, chocolate truffles, foie gras, Pecorino and Manchego cheeses. Drink: 2019 - 2030 10903 19.7% S 750 mL $64.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quinta do Quetzal Guadalupe Winemaker's Selection Red 2016, Vinho Regional Alentejano, Portugal Food pairings: meaty stews, rosemary leg of lamb studded with garlic, grilled game sausages. Drink: 2019 - 2022 408138 14.5% D 750 mL $16.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bacalhôa Moscatel de Setúbal 2016, Setúbal D.O.C., Portugal: A youthful, fortified Moscatel with honeyed apricot and sweet spicy flavours on the palate. Warming at 17% abv. Chill and pair with a lemon tart and creamy cheeses. Moscatel De Setúbal food pairings: cheesecake, fruitcake, chocolate studded with dried apricots, oranges. Drink: 2019 - 2024 996181 17% S 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. November 2019. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

South Africa

Christina The Heritage Collection Chardonnay 2017, Robertson W.O., South Africa Chardonnay food pairings: grilled chicken breasts, fish tacos, crab cakes. Drink: 2019 - 2022 10104 14.2% XD 750 mL $18.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

De Morgenzon Maestro Blue 2015, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa Food pairings: rare roast beef, coq au vin, lamb chops. Drink: 2019 - 2025 10497 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Spain

R. Lopez de Heredia Viña Tondonia Reserva 2006, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain Food pairings: meaty stews, grilled game sausages, roast chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2026 356337 12.5% XD 750 mL $58.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barón De Ley White 2018, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A bright and flavoursome Rioja white wine blend produced from Viura and Malvasía wine grapes. Easy to enjoy with its bright citrus, ripe stone fruit and dried fine herb flavours on the palate with a lingering soft orange finish. Very charming and to be enjoyed now. Food pairings: seafood Alfredo, grilled chicken, poached salmon in white wine sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2020 145995 12% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. November 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marqués de Cáceres Excellens Cuvée Especial 2015, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain Food pairings: game roasts, meaty stews, meat lover's pizza. Drink: 2019 - 2024 10684 14.7% XD 750 mL $17.00 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Palacios Remondo La Montesa Crianza 2016, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A full-bodied Rioja red blend of mostly Grenache with some Tempranillo (8%). Fragrant with pink rose and ripe red berry fruit aromas on the nose, supple with bright cherry, red berry and toasty oak spice flavours on the palate with great acidity for food. Drinking lovely now. Pair with roasted gamebirds. Food pairings: roast chicken, roast leg of lamb, grilled pork ribs, beef stews. Drink: 2019 - 2025 674572 13% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Torres Cos Perpetual 2015, Priorat D.O.C.A., Spain: Torres Cos Perpetual 2015 is made from old-vine Grenache and Cariñena grown in licorella slate soils. The wine juice was fermented in stainless steel, with malolactic conversion and matured for 18 months in new French oak barrels. Although quite oaky just now, it has the body and abundance of blackberry, cherry fruit flavours to carry it through. Nice mocha and espresso flavours showing through from oak ageing. Bottled in 2017, this robust Priorat red can definitely benefit from a few years cellar time to show its best. Food pairings: bison burgers, minced venison steak, roast pheasant stuffed with wild mushroom. Drink: 2018 - 2027 265710 15.4% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 92/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lustau Palo Cortado Peninsula Solera Familiar Dry Sherry, Jerez D.O., Spain Sherry food pairings: roasted nuts, Manchego cheese, seafood tapas. Drink: 2019 - 2025 748798 19% D 750 mL $35.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cyan Prestigio 2006, Toro D.O., Spain Food pairings: grilled steak, roast duck, meaty lasagne, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2019 - 2022 11133 15% D 750 mL $24.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

United States

Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay 2017, Napa Valley, California, United States: A creamy, unfiltered California Chardonnay with rich and ripe stone fruit, pear and butterscotch flavours on the palate. Lovely and complex. Take your time to enjoy this elegant Chardonnay. Chardonnay food pairings: poached white fish in white wine sauce, smoked kippers with lemon sauce, pan-fried trout. Drink: 2019 - 2022 1537 14.5% D 750 mL $73.95 Score: 91/100. November 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carabella Estate Pinot Gris 2017, Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States Pinot Gris food pairings: pork tenderloin Wellington, seafood Alfredo, pan-fried panfish. Drink: 2019 - 2020 11255 14% D 750 mL $27.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dominus Napanook 2015, Napa Valley, California, United States: A full-bodied Bordeaux-style Napa red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot grapes. Fragrant with aromas of ripe blackberry, earthy florals and spicy on the nose, savoury with dried wild herbs, black olive, dried tobacco leaf flavours on the palate. Pair with grilled game sausages. Food pairings: rib steak, lamb chops, beef tenderloin, roast chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2025 212357 15% D 750 mL $134.95 Score: 93/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Submission Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, California, United States: Very sweet chocolate, mocha and coffee o the nose and palate of this generously oak aged wine. Supple and smooth. Finishes very sweet as well, almost a dessert wine here with milk chocolate and whipped vanilla cream. Pair with chocolate dipped biscotti. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast pork, beef sliders, beef brisket. Drink: 2018 - 2025 628230 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. November 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Elk Cove Pinot Gris 2017, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: Elk Cove 2017 is a juicy Pinot Gris (with some Gewürztraminer and Muscat added to the blend) from Willamette Valley, Oregon. Grapes were hand-harvested from hillside vineyards in the north of the Willamette Valley. This is a dry PG with ripe melon, apple and soft orange flavours finishing with a light minerality. Chill and enjoy now with your favourite seafood dish. Pinot Gris food pairings: crab-stuffed-flounder, Asian dishes, stuffed chicken. Drink: 2018 - 2020 955906 13% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cliff Lede Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, United States: Cliff Lede's Stags Leap District is a robust California red wine blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Look for ripe, smoky dark plum, sweet tobacco leaf and cherry liqueur flavours full on the palate. Tannins are firm and grippy. Enjoy now and decant two hours prior to pouring with a well-marbled rib steak. Can easily cellar for another 10 years. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast Tomahawk rib steak with sautéed mushrooms, grilled venison steak, roast pheasant. Drink: 2019 - 2033 14217 15% XD 750 mL $119.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Faust Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Napa Valley, California, United States: A full-bodied bold beast of a Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley with 80% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance in Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, aged for over a year and a half in 30% new French oak. Wine grapes are mostly sourced from the Coombsville estate vineyard with ripe blackberries, black currants, underbrush, earthy blue florals and wild herb flavours on the palate. Tannins are grippy and there is great acidity for food. Drink or hold in cellar for about 10 years. Pair a grilled Tomahawk steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled lamb chops, Asian chicken salad, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2028 238261 14.5% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Belle Glos Eulenloch Pinot Noir 2015, Carneros, Napa Valley, California, United States: A medium-bodied, smooth Pinot Noir from Belle Glos. Aromas of ripe cherry and berry, not sweet. Smooth and polished with racy acidity for grilled chicken. Pinot Noir food pairings: pork, beef Carpaccio, mushroom and leek risotto. Drink: 2019 - 2023 10095 14% D 750 mL $59.95 Score: 92/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Susana Balbo Signature Malbec 2017, Uco Valley, Mendoza, United States: Susana Balbo is one of the most respected winemakers in Argentina. Her signature Malbec is floral with ripe dark berry aromas on the nose, rich and juicy with smoky, dark berry pie flavours on the palate. Great acidity for food, pair with grilled meats. Malbec food pairings: meat lover's pizza, lamb, spicy sausage, beef, meatloaf. Drink: 2019 - 2027 79798 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Turley Wine Cellars Juvenile Zinfandel 2017, California, United States Zinfandel food pairings: grilled well-marbled rib eye, Lamb shoulder roast, meat-lover's pizza with lots of cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2023 12217 15.5% D 750 mL $49.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stags' Leap Winery The Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, United States: From the Stags Leap District in the Napa Valley this is the quintessential California Cab, elegant, powerful and with great finesse and layers of blackberry, cassis, cedar spice, grilled herbs, dark olives and chocolate flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm, but manageable. Stags' Leap is one of California's oldest wineries. Winemaking began here in 1893, and through Prohibition and California's quality winemaking boom of the 1970s. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: steak, hearty meat dishes, hard cheese, prime rib. Drink: 2019 - 2032 142844 14.1% XD 750 mL $119.95 Score: 95/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Underwood Pinot Noir 2017, Oregon, United States: A bright and beautifully balanced Pinot Noir from Oregon with bright cherry, raspberry, baking spice and dark chocolate flavours on the palate. Finishing long with a smattering of smoke, good acidity for grilled lamb chops and slightly chewy tannins. Nicely done. Pinot Noir food pairings: lamb chop casserole, stuffed breast of veal, roast chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2024 421198 13.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay 2017, Napa Valley, California, United States: Look for ripe stone fruit, tropical fruit, lemon curd, butterscotch and brioche flavours on this spicy and toasty medium-plus-bodied Chardonnay. Lots of tasty layers to enjoy here matched with bright acidity. Pair with a sautéed pork tenderloin and tropical fruit compote. Chardonnay food pairings: roast duck, rabbit fricassee, turkey burgers. Drink: 2019 - 2023 26682 14.9% XD 750 mL $64.95 Score: 91/100. November 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Charles Smith Substance Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: A bright and mouth-watering, medium-plus-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with layers of ripe cherry, red currant, dark berry fruit earthy florals and tobacco leaf flavours with balanced and vibrant acidity for food. Tannins are firm. Pair with slow-braised beef prime ribs. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: prime rib roast, gourmet hamburgers, Salisbury steak. Drink: 2019 - 2026 419770 13.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kistler Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay 2017, Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma County, California, United States: A rich and plushy Burgundian-style Chardonnay with fragrant baked bread and nutty aromas on the nose. Elegant on the palate with bright apple, butternut, smoky and spicy flavours on the palate. Great acidity for food. Pair with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: panko-crusted grilled chicken, salmon steaks, basil pesto, prawn bisque, cheese fondue. Drink: 2019 - 2024 183921 14.1% XD 750 mL $114.95 Score: 94/100. November 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Talbott Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, California, United States: A gorgeously rich Pinot Noir with fleshy ripe cherry and raspberry aromas and flavours, some baking spice and licorice. Full-bodied. Pair with grilled chicken. Pinot Noir food pairings: grille lamb chops, vegetarian chilli, veal Masala. Drink: 2019 - 2024 10467 14.6% D 750 mL $54.95 Score: 93/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rombauer Zinfandel 2017, California, United States: The 2017 vintage of this robust, smooth Zinfandel also has a splash (6%) of Petite Sirah grapes. Aromas of fleshy ripe black and purple plums, dark spice, blueberries and smoke. Pair with barbecued ribs. Zinfandel food pairings: gourmet burgers, sticky Korean-style pork ribs, lentil and sundried tomato cassoulet. Drink: 2019 - 2024 10460 16.5% D 750 mL $62.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2016, Carneros, Napa Valley, California, United States: From the Carneros wine region, a dry and full-bodied Chardonnay fragrant with white florals, ripe pear, tropical fruit and toffee flavours on the palate. Finishes with bright acidity for food. Pair with all creamy seafood and pasta dishes. Chardonnay food pairings: crab cakes, Cornish hen, pan-fried cod with lemon butter sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2024 45583 14.9% XD 750 mL $84.95 Score: 94/100. November 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2017, Sonoma County, California, United States: An opulent and juicy Californian Chardonnay from the Chalk Hill wine region. Great balance and finesse on this toasty, full-bodied, mouth-watering Chard with ripe red apple, tropical fruit, lemon custard and vibrant citrusy mineral finish. Pair with grilled pork chops. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken in wild mushroom sauce, baked chicken in rose sauce, roast turkey. Drink: 2019 - 2022 275552 13.5% D 750 mL $26.95 Score: 90/100. November 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Soléna Grand Cuvée Pinot Noir 2017, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled veal Porterhouse, mushroom and leek risotto, Margherita pizza. Drink: 2019 - 2024 486944 13.8% XD 750 mL $33.95 November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley, California, United States: Fragrant with earthy florals, smoky dark fruit, liquorice on the nose, rich and full-bodied with dark fruit, cherry, baking spice and toasty oak spice flavours on the palate with a mouth-watering finish. Tannins are velvety. Pair with grilled red meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb Bolognese, beef enchiladas, barbecued ribs in sauce, hamburger, hard cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2028 71407 14.7% XD 750 mL $99.95 Score: 89/100. November 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dominus Napanook 2016, Napa Valley, California, United States Food pairings: rib steak, lamb chops, beef tenderloin, roast chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2025 212357 15% D 750 mL $134.95 November 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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