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Vintages Release December 17, 2019

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Dessert Wine

De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon 2016, New South Wales, Australia: Noble One is the benchmark botrytis-affected Semillon dessert wine from Australia. Rich with aromas of soft orange, white florals and honey with flavours of honeyed apricot and peach preserves. First produced in 1982. Semillon food pairings: mango or tropical cheesecake, blue cheese, fig tarte. Drink: 2018 - 2028 917252 10.5% S 375 mL $29.95 Score: 96/100. December 2019. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stratus Red Icewine 2018, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Lovely sweet flavours and balanced acidity on this Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot dessert wine red blend. Weighty and smooth on the palate finishing long with a tang of citrus acidity. Enjoy with foie gras and creamy blue-veined cheeses. Red Icewine food pairings: strawberry-rhubarb pie and vanilla ice cream, dark chocolate pâté, mild coconut curries. Drink: 2019 - 2025 56689 12% S 200 mL $44.95 Score: 91/100. December 2019. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Toro Albalá Don PX 2017, Montilla-Moriles D.O., Spain Don Px food pairings: vanilla ice cream, blue cheeses, petit fours pastries. Drink: 2019 - 2035 10901 16.9% S 375 mL $21.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Blandy's 5-Year-Old Malmsey Rich Madeira, Madeira D.O.C., Portugal Madeira food pairings: fruit cake, shortbread cookies, chocolate terrine. Drink: 2019 - 2043 70193 19% S 750 mL $31.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sommavite Santovino Vino Liquoroso, Santovino, Tuscany, Italy Vino Liquoroso food pairings: apple strudel, light fruit cake, lemon tart, creamy cheese. Drink: 2020 - 2026 927 16% S 500 mL $10.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Other Wines/Drinks

Rosewood Mead Royale Honey Wine 2017, Ontario, Canada: Mead is quickly gaining popularity, look for softly sweet floral, nutty and mild baking spice flavours on this oak-aged mead with balanced acidity. Honey Wine food pairings: fruit-based desserts, pastries, fresh field berries in cream, Camembert. Drink: 2019 - 2023 437319 12% S 500 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Errazuriz Aconcagua Alto Carmenère 2017, Aconcagua Valley D.O., Chile: Herbed and savoury aromas on this dry, medium-plus-bodied Chilean Carmenère finishing savoury and long on the palate. Tannins are firm and there is good acidity for any dish with a rich tomato sauce. Carmenère food pairings: lamb cutlets, hamburgers, black bean soup, cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2023 546424 14.2% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 93/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quinta do Sagrado Reserva 2016, Douro D.O.C., Portugal Food pairings: meat-lover's pizza, spicy sausage, hearty winter stew. Drink: 2019 - 2020 568774 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Colinas de Ançã Baga Reserva Baga 2014, Bairrada D.O.C., Portugal Baga food pairings: game burgers, roast duck, fricassee rabbit. Drink: 2019 - 2022 11195 13.5% D 750 mL $16.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2018, Hemel-En-Aarde Valley W.O., South Africa: A gorgeously layered Pinot Noir with mouth-watering raspberry, mulberry, cherry, fresh herb, sweet spice and smoky flavours on the palate. So much to enjoy on the PN. Enjoy now and for the next 10 years. Pinot Noir food pairings: lamb kabobs, venison burgers, roast veal, beef Carpaccio. Drink: 2020 - 2034 999516 13.5% XD 750 mL $59.95 Score: 95/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Le Cap 2016, Côtes De Bordeaux - Blaye, Bordeaux A.C., France Food pairings: rib steak, slow-braised beef ribs, venison stew. Drink: 2022 - 2028 11838 13.9% D 750 mL $16.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Paso Robles, California, United States: A gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles where the Hope family have been making wines since 1978. Intense with ripe, dark plum, dark cherry, dried herbs, and mocha flavours on the palate. Great value here! Pair with braised beef ribs. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: dark chocolate bars studded with dried cherry and blueberry fruit, roast breast of veal, roast turkey. Drink: 2019 - 2025 578005 15% D 750 mL $69.95 Score: 90/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Font de Michelle Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2017, Rhône A.P., France Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: prime rib roast, rack of lamb, grilled Mediterranean and lentil stew. Drink: 2019 - 2028 400358 14% D 750 mL $53.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Youngberg Hill J Block Pinot Noir 2016, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States Pinot Noir food pairings: rack of lamb, lentil and mushroom stew, grilled game sausages. Drink: 2019 - 2022 11166 14.6% XD 750 mL $67.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Queylus Tradition Pinot Noir 2016, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Another amazing Pinot Noir produced by Thomas Bachelder. This one picked at its peak showing elegance and finesse. Ripe fresh cherry, dried herbs and nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon spice with mouth-watering acidity on the palate. Perfect in every way. Enjoy now and for the next five years. Pinot Noir food pairings: lamb and pilaf casserole, roast leg of lamb in rosemary and garlic, lamb chops with Danish blue cheese. Drink: 2020 - 2025 392738 13% XD 750 mL $31.95 Score: 92/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Giordano Albarossa Piemonte 2016, Piedmont D.O.C., Italy Food pairings: tourtière, lamburgers, veal chops, vegetarian lentil stews. Drink: 2019 - 2024 11589 13.8% D 750 mL $39.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Celeste Reserva 2014, Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain Food pairings: game burgers, roast leg of lamb, rich meat lasagne. Drink: 2019 - 2021 10493 14% XD 750 mL $34.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quinta Da Basília 2017, Douro D.O.C., Portugal Food pairings: roast beef and all the trimmings, roast turkey, tourtière. Drink: 2019 - 2023 639849 14.9% D 750 mL $19.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J. Dénuzière Crozes-Hermitage 2016, Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône A.C., France: An elegant Merlot-driven Bordeaux from the Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion wine region. Fragrant with fresh, earthy violets, blackberry and smoky aromas on the nose. Dry, medium-plus-bodied, ripe blackberry, cassis and spicy flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm. Enjoy from 2021 and for the next five years. Food pairings: rack of lamb, pork cassoulet, grilled hanger steak. Drink: 2021 - 2026 667485 13.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 88/100. December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Black Sage Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: A juicy, ripe blackberry, dark cherry, mocha-rich Cabernet Sauvignon with layers of rich, lush and ripe dark fruit, cedar spice and savoury herb flavours on the palate. Pair with a well-marbled, grilled steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled game meats, roast pheasant, ribeye steak. Drink: 2019 - 2024 143784 13.9% D 750 mL $28.95 Score: 88/100. December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bachelder les Villages Pinot Noir 2016, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada Pinot Noir food pairings: veal medallions, roasted pork loin, prime rib, coq au vin, grilled tuna with a pepper crust. Drink: 2019 - 2024 11582 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Charles Audoin Au Champ Salomon Marsannay 2015, Marsannay, Burgundy A.C., France Food pairings: rack of lamb, turkey, veal roast. Drink: 2022 - 2040 429134 13% D 750 mL $60.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zeni Barriques Amarone della Valpolicella 2013, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: A robust and towering Amarone with concentrated flavours of liquid dark cherry, savoury herbs, dark chocolate, mint, cedar spice and white pepper flavours on the palate. Pair with roast duck. Amarone Della Valpolicella food pairings: boeuf bourguignon, rib roast, roast duck. Drink: 2019 - 2024 472688 14% XD 750 mL $56.95 Score: 90/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clos de Luz Massal 1945 Carmenère 2016, Almahue, Rapel Valley D.O., Chile Carmenère food pairings: lamburgers, slow-braised blade roast, brisket. Drink: 2019 - 2024 11861 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kartuli Vazi Limited Edition Semi-Sweet 2016, Kindzmarauli, Kakheti P.D.O., Georgia Food pairings: beef curries, game chilis, roast pork. Drink: 2019 - 2024 260224 11.1% M 750 mL $19.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Pinot Noir 2017, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A stunning, benchmark Niagara Pinot Noir from the master of the genre, Thomas Bachelder. Aromas of ripe cherry and freshly turned earth. Medium-bodied with a silken texture. Perfect to pair with itself or roast chicken. Pinot Noir food pairings: pork roast, duck confit, braised beef prime ribs. Drink: 2019 - 2024 184564 12.5% D 750 mL $35.75 Score: 94/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trasqua Nerento Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: This Chianti Classico is a full-bodied Sangiovese and warming at 14.5% but smooth with dark cherry liqueur, orange zest, anise, dried sweet tobacco leaf and savoury spice flavours on the palate with a long ripe dark cherry and spicy finish on the palate. Tannins are plushy. Decant two hours prior to pouring with a meaty game stew or hold for two years when this Chianti begins to show its very best. Chianti Classico food pairings: veal medallions, roasted pork loin, prime rib, coq au vin, grilled tuna with a pepper crust. Drink: 2021 - 2026 459685 14% XD 750 mL $42.95 Score: 91/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Montes Limited Selection Carmenère 2016, Colchagua Valley D.O., Chile: A bright and juicy, medium-plus-bodied Carmenère, with lots of ripe red berry, savoury herb, smoky, spicy flavours on the palate. Enjoy now with a meaty, cheesy pizza. Carmenère food pairings: hamburger, ribs in a rich sauce, spicy dishes, tomato-based dishes, beef tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2024 256685 14.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 91/100. December 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Casale dello Sparviero Chianti Classico 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy Chianti Classico food pairings: vegetarian lasagne, veal Parmesan, chicken Kiev. Drink: 2019 - 2022 10358 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir 2016, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: A dry, silky Pinot Noir with Old World elegance. Fresh, dark red cherry aromas on the nose, mouth-watering on the palate with juicy acidity. Youthful, with rich dark cherry, bright red berry, fresh herbs and toasty oak spice flavours on the palate. Pair with roast and grilled lamb dishes. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal chops, grilled duck sausages, pork tenderloin, barbecued lamb sirloin, grilled carrot mash and spring greens purée. Drink: 2019 - 2026 961284 14.1% XD 750 mL $51.95 Score: 94/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jean-Luc Colombo Le Pavillon des Courtisanes Cairanne 2016, Cairanne, Rhône A.C., France Food pairings: beef stew with prunes and dried fruit, mushroom and leek risotto, lentil stews. Drink: 2019 - 2021 120717 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viña Arana Reserva 2011, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A full-bodied, rustic Rioja red blend of mostly Tempranillo aged in American oak. Look for ripe dark berry, plum, dark cherry and savoury herb flavours on the palate. Pair with meaty game stews or grilled game sausage. Food pairings: roast pheasant, grilled venison tenderloin, roast duck. Drink: 2019 - 2024 368373 13.5% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 88/100. December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Orma 2017, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy Food pairings: roast pork, grilled beef ribs, gourmet burgers. Drink: 2019 - 2021 260984 14.5% XD 750 mL $92.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Napa Valley, California, United States: A juicy California Cabernet from the Napa Valley with layers of ripe red berries, dried fruit, mineral and toasty nuts flavours with a rich red berry finish. Pair with smoked brisket. Drink now and for the next 15 years. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: rare porterhouse steak, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2021 - 2028 718452 14.5% XD 750 mL $74.95 Score: 92/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Coutada Velha Signature Red 2017, Vingo Regional Alentejano, Alentejo, Portugal Food pairings: veal Porterhouse, pork cassoulet, grilled hanger steak. Drink: 2019 - 2023 103498 13.1% D 750 mL $15.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Aurore Dezat Sancerre Rouge 2016, Sancerre, Loire A.C., France Sancerre Rouge food pairings: veal chops, grilled duck sausages, pork tenderloin, barbecued lamb sirloin. Drink: 2019 - 2022 11082 12.5% D 750 mL $31.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Erath Resplendent Pinot Noir 2017, Oregon, United States: Love the bright and ripe cherry aromas on this Oregon Pinot Noir. Look for ripe berries, cherries, baking spice and oak spice flavours on the palate. Pair with wild-mushroom stuffed roast quail. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast chicken, smoked roast turkey, onion pie. Drink: 2019 - 2024 488635 13.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sierra Norte Equilibrio 9 Monastrell 2016, Jumilla D.O.P., Spain Monastrell food pairings: game sausages, tourtière, lamburgers, grilled ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2025 10676 14.3% XD 750 mL $15.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Monte del Frà Lena Di Mezzo Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2016, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: A Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore from the Veneto region with garrigue herbs and rose petal aromas on the nose. Bright acidity on the palate to match ripe red cherry, savoury herb, meaty and cake spice flavours on the palate. Enjoy now with a meaty lasagne. Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore food pairings: meat-lover's pizza, spicy sausage , prime rib roast, hearty winter stew. Drink: 2019 - 2020 165662 14% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zuccardi Q Malbec 2016, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Full-bodied and smooth, a juicy, mouth-watering smooth Malbec produced from grapes mostly sourced from the Altamira but some from Chacayes as well. Ripe blackberry, earthy florals, ripe dark blueberry and plum flavours, savoury on the palate. Tannins are fine. One to be enjoyed now with a just as flavoursome grilled bavette steak. Malbec food pairings: turkey, tomato sauces, meaty casseroles, hamburgers, steak and kidney pie. Drink: 2019 - 2022 723478 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. December 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Roche de Bellene Cuvée Réserve Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017, Burgundy A.C., France: An elegant dry and medium-bodied Old World Pinot Noir from Burgundy. Earthy and floral on the nose with ripe red berry, cherry, sweet spice, savoury herb and flinty flavours on the palate. Food friendly with medium-plus acidity. Tannins are well-integrated. Pair with lamb kebabs. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal scaloppini with a mushroom sauce, beef bourguignon, pork tenderloin, mushroom and truffle dishes, coq au vin. Drink: 2019 - 2024 299859 13% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

3 Rings Shiraz 2016, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: Great value under $20 on this full-bodied, smoky and meaty Barossa Valley Shiraz. Look for fleshy, smoky plum, dark berry compote and underbrush flavours on the palate on this, dark, lush and mouth-coating red wine. Pair with all things grilled from the BBQ. Shiraz food pairings: hamburgers, espresso and cocoa-rubbed flank steak, black bean soup, cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2025 15495 14.9% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. December 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Porca De Murça Reserva 2014, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: A robust, black and brooding Portuguese red wine that's a blend of local grapes. Aromas of dark fruit, tar and toasty oak. A pleasantly bitter, dry finish. Pair with hearty meat dishes. Food pairings: Mexican-style venison sausage and roasted root vegetables, stuffed rolled flank steak, boar stew. Drink: 2018 - 2020 684753 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. December 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Papale Linea Oro Primitivo di Manduria 2015, Puglia D.O.P., Italy: Papale Linea Oro 2015 is a Primitivo Di Manduria from the Puglia wine region. Produced from hand-harvested grapes and aged in French and American oak. There are layers of blackberry, violet, smoke and anise and spice on the flavoursome Zinfandel. This will be a fine match for grilled steaks or smoked ribs. This vintage was awarded Silver at the 2018 China Wine & Spirits Awards, 2018. Primitivo Di Manduria food pairings: three-sausage pizza, charcuterie, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2018 - 2024 261784 14.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

J. Lohr Carol's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, United States: Full-bodied, but not heavy. Attractive aromas of dark chocolate, black plum and blackberry. Good mouth-watering action on the palate for food. Pair with a coffee-rubbed steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast leg of lamb, beef enchiladas, barbecued ribs in sauce, hamburger, hard cheese. Drink: 2018 - 2024 246918 14.9% D 750 mL $89.95 Score: 88/100. December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Aurelio Settimo Rocche dell'Annunziata Barolo 2014, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy Barolo food pairings: grilled game meats, roast pheasant, ribeye steak. Drink: 2019 - 2030 293761 14.5% XD 750 mL $54.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fincas Las Moras Paz Malbec 2017, San Juan, Argentina Malbec food pairings: grilled game meats, roast duck, ribeye steak. Drink: 2019 - 2020 520486 14.4% XD 750 mL $17.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Oatley Signature Series G-18 Grenache 2018, Malaren Vale, South Australia, Australia Grenache food pairings: pizza, pasta, gourmet burgers, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2028 10524 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dandelion Vineyards Lioness of McLaren Vale Shiraz 2017, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: A juicy, ripe and spicy Shiraz with fleshy black fruit, smoke and oak spice flavours on the palate with a long smoky, cocoa finish. Tannins are ripe. Wow! Pair with roast beef. Shiraz food pairings: game meats, rare roast beef, spice-braised lamb, cheddar, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2019 - 2030 357475 14.5% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 91/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marchese Antinori Tenuta Tignanello Riserva Chianti Classico 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: The Sangiovese grapes for this Chianti Classico are grown on the Tignanello estate in the heart of the Chianti region in Tuscany. Fragrant with bright cherry, pink florals, wild herbs and tart cherry flavours on the palate. Beautiful balance of fruit to acidity. Tannins are velvety. Enjoy now and for the next 10 years. Pair with a grilled vegetable lasagne and rich tomato sauce. Chianti Classico food pairings: hearty stews, sausage cassoulet, meaty lasagne. Drink: 2019 - 2029 512384 13.5% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 90/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Crema Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2015, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: The Russian River Valley is known for producing intense and elegant Pinot Noirs and La Crema has produced yet another with their 2015 Pinot Noir. The Pinot Noir is full-bodied with smoked meat, earthy, rose petal, ripe dark cherry and red berries flavours, elegantly wrapped up in sweet cake spice and silky satin on the palate. Drink now and drink often. Pair with a roast goose for the holidays. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled radicchio, zucchini frittata, barbecued duck, veggie mushroom burger. Drink: 2018 - 2024 906404 14.5% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 93/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Posta Pizzella Malbec 2017, Mendoza, Argentina: Winemakers Paula and Pablo Pizzella grow the grapes in Altamira, Mendoza. This dark, meaty and full-bodied Argentine wine sources its Malbec grapes from local growers, the Pizzella Family Vineyard (Ed Lehrman and Nick Ramkowsky). This La Posta is more robust than the winery's Angel Paulucci red wine with more licorice, dark fruit, chocolate, espresso and mocha from oak aging. Finishes with a clean minerality on the palate. Pair with a meat-lover's pizza. Malbec food pairings: lamb cutlets, beef tenderloin, prime rib. Drink: 2018 - 2019 166298 13% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. December 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ardal Selección Especial Reserva 2006, Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain: Mature and lovely like a well-educated European man with a trust fund dipped in chocolate (mocha on the nose). The 2006 vintage was matured for 2 years in French and American oak. It's a blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Gorgeous aromas of cassis, tanned leather, spice and dried herbs. Pair with a flight in executive class as you laughingly toss back another glass and toast your good fortune. Food pairings: hamburgers, pizza, black bean soup, cheese. Drink: 2015 - 2021 167700 14% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 91/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thornbury Pinot Noir 2016, Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand: A luscious and layered New Zealand Pinot Noir from the Central Otago region, arguably the best for Pinot Noir in the country given its cool nights and warm days. Aromas of ripe berry fruit and spices. Medium-bodied and satin smooth. Pair with planked salmon. Pinot Noir food pairings: poached salmon with sautéed snap peas and snow peas, Thai seafood noodle salad, butternut squash risotto,. Drink: 2017 - 2024 429232 13.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 93/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Xavier Vignon Arcane XV Le Diable 2015, Rhône, France Food pairings: lamb cutlets, beef tenderloin, herb-rubbed roast chicken. Drink: 2017 - 2031 526301 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château de Nages Vieilles Vignes Costières de Nîmes 2016, Costières De Nîmes, Rhône A.P., France: Beautiful Southern Rhone medium-plus, unfiltered, red wine blend of 75% Grenache with Syrah and some Mourvèdre grapes from "vielles vignes" in the Costières de Nîmes, Rhône wine region. Produced by Michel Gassier. Wine grapes are destemmed and the blend is matured for 1 year on the lees in French oak barrels. The Grenache portion is kept in stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic, grilled meats, tourtière. Drink: 2019 - 2022 40964 15% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. December 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Napa Valley, California, United States: This Napa Cab will live long and prosper. Intense, rich and elegant with dark plum, blackberry compote, mocha, espresso and smoky, oak spice flavours on the palate. Decant for two hours prior to pouring with a slab of Ribeye steak done rare. Or cellar for 15 plus years. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: filet mignon, pork tenderloin, pizza, pasta, hard cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2031 711663 15.2% D 750 mL $199.95 Score: 90/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Maipo Valley, Chile: A fleshy and warm Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon from the Maipo Valley with ripe red cherry, dark plum, mint, dried fruit and earthy underbrush flavours on the palate. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pizza, pasta, rare steaks, pork tenderloin, hard cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2025 18721 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 92/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Muriel Fincas de la Villa Reserva 2014, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: from the Rioja region of Spain, this dry, medium-bodied 100% Tempranillo is fragrant with ripe strawberry, black pepper and smoked meat aromas. On the palate, it is dry, smooth and earthy with more dried berry, cherry flavours, smoked meat, earthy florals, savoury spice and toasty oak spice finish. This wine is made from Tempranillo grown on 25-year-old vines and spent 24 months in a mix of American and French oak barrels. Pair with rack of lamb. Food pairings: grilled pork chops, game stews, lamb roast. Drink: 2019 - 2020 276030 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. December 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Borsao Berola 2015, Campo De Borja D.O., Spain: A full-bodied Grenache, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon red wine blend aged in French and American oak barrels. Look for rich dark plum, blueberry, earthy and smoky flavours on this vintage. Berola is the original name for the 12th century monastery of Veruela when the land was first granted to Cistercian monks to tend and plant as vineyards. Awarded Gold at the 2018 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. Food pairings: lamb shanks in red wine and roasted garlic, grilled lamb lollipops, stuffed lamb tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2026 371518 15% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. December 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Chocolate Block 2017, Swartland W.O., South Africa: The Chocolate Block is mostly Syrah with some Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier added to the blend. This is a smooth, full-bodied South African red from the Swartland Wine Region. Savoury, ripe with dark berry, cedar spice and smoky flavours on a smooth palate. Tannins are firm. Hold for another year and drink for the next five. Food pairings: Bobtje, roast chicken Marbella, western BBQ chicken, vegetable chilli. Drink: 2019 - 2025 129353 14% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 91/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Peyros Vieilles Vignes Madiran 2015, Southwest A.C., France: Made from "Vielles Vignes" 80% Tannat and 20% Cabernet Franc grapes from 30 year old vines from Southwest France. Rich, full-bodied, so deep red in the glass it looks black in the glass. Smoky on the nose with ripe red and dark berry fruit with great acidity for food and firm tannins. Decant two hours prior to pouring with a rare roast beef. Madiran food pairings: roast veal, wild boar tenderloin venison stew. Drink: 2022 - 2025 234997 14.5% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 90/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Havens Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled steak, game sausages, roast pheasant. Drink: 2019 - 2024 13241 14% D 750 mL $27.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stags' Leap The Investor 2015, Napa Valley, California, United States Food pairings: rib roast, venison filet mignon, slow-braised lamb shanks. Drink: 2019 - 2029 10468 15.1% D 750 mL $64.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trasqua Fanatico Riserva Chianti Classico 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy Chianti Classico food pairings: spaghetti and meatballs, meat-lover's pizza topped with cheese, grilled game sausages. Drink: 2019 - 2020 283861 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Unánime Gran Vino Tinto 2015, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: A robust and juicy red wine blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Malbec and 15% Cabernet Franc from the producer's Mascota Vineyards in the Uco Valley. Fragrant with gorgeous blueberry liqueur, crushed violets, mocha and smoky flavours on the palate. Tannins are plushy. Drinking beautiful now. Food pairings: rib steak, slow-braised beef ribs, venison stew. Drink: 2019 - 2024 466938 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Confidences de Prieuré-Lichine 2015, Margaux, Bordeaux A.C., France Food pairings: roast beef and all the trimmings, roast turkey, tourtière. Drink: 2019 - 2026 20168 14% D 750 mL $47.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Solaia 2016, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: From Antinori, a full-bodied red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese with some Cabernet Franc. Opulent with plushy cassis, dark cherry, dried savoury herb, tobacco leaf and spicy flavours on the palate. Powerful and elegant all at the same time. Good cellaring candidate for 15 years or more. Food pairings: rib eye roast, filet mignon, rack of lamb. Drink: 2022 - 2050 987586 14% D 750 mL $457.95 Score: 96/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Quintarelli Rosso Ca' del Merlo 2011, Veneto I.G.T., Italy: A Ripasso-style red blend of 85% Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella with the balance in Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Nebbiolo, Croatina and Sangiovese from the Veneto wine region. Layered with ripe red cherry, red berry, blackberry, cocoa, tar, licorice and spicy flavours on the palate. Pour with pasta Bolognese. Food pairings: game, roast leg of lamb, rich meat lasagne. Drink: 2019 - 2024 958595 13.5% D 750 mL $114.95 Score: 90/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rymill Coonawarra Classic Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled hanger steak, wild mushroom risotto, pork roast. Drink: 2019 - 2040 10541 14.9% XD 750 mL $29.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Grand Reserve Red Meritage 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada Meritage food pairings: grilled steak, game sausages, roast pheasant. Drink: 2019 - 2024 11819 14.2% D 750 mL $25.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Trapiche Terroir Series Finca Orellana Single Vineyard Malbec 2015, La Consulta, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Full-bodied, rich and powerful with ripe blackberry, blueberry, crushed violets, mocha, citrus flavours on the palate finishing with velvety tannins. Good acidity for good. Pair with roast pork. Malbec food pairings: roasted lamb, veal dishes, grilled pork chops, cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2026 178145 15% XD 750 mL $42.95 Score: 94/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Freakshow Zinfandel 2017, Lodi, California, United States Zinfandel food pairings: gourmet burgers, chicken and ribs. Drink: 2019 - 2023 10484 15.4% D 750 mL $29.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Orlando Abrigo Meruzzano Barbaresco 2015, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy Barbaresco food pairings: game roasts, meaty lasagnes, meat-lover's pizza. Drink: 2020 - 2025 11596 13% D 750 mL $44.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

João Brito e Cunha Quinta de S. José Touriga Nacional 2016, Douro D.O.C., Portugal Touriga Nacional food pairings: pork roast, roast duck, braised beef prime ribs. Drink: 2021 - 2038 568857 14% XD 750 mL $39.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Lanbersac Cuvée Vieilles Vignes 2015, Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France Food pairings: lamburgers, slow-braised blade roast, brisket. Drink: 2022 - 2028 12019 14.1% D 750 mL $19.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec 2016, Mendoza, Argentina: A 100% Malbec, elegant with fresh blueberry, mulberry, savoury herb and spicy flavours on the palate. Whole-cluster fermented in tank. Enjoy with grilled pepper steak. Malbec food pairings: lamb cutlets, beef tenderloin, cheddar cheese, herb-rubbed roast chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2024 982355 14% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 94/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2017, South Australia, Australia: Penfold's Bin 389 is sometimes referred to fondly as "Baby Grange" and sells for a fraction of the winery's flagship Grange, but also good wine pedigree. Look for ripe cassis, blueberry, dark cherry, vanilla and cedar-spice flavours smooth and long on the palate. Nice now and over the next dozen years. Cabernet Shiraz food pairings: beef Carpaccio, roast beef, roast leg of lamb. Drink: 2019 - 2030 309625 14.5% XD 750 mL $99.95 Score: 93/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barossa Valley Estate E&E Black Pepper Shiraz 2016, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: A juicy, savoury Shiraz with ripe dark fruit, baking spice, mocha and, as its name suggests, pepper spice flavours finishing long on the palate with velvety tannins. Great acidity for food like a roast beef, or braised beef brisket. Shiraz food pairings: grilled ribeye steak, roast boar, slow-braised beef long ribs. Drink: 2019 - 2024 731620 15% XD 750 mL $99.95 Score: 94/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Bin 106 Baco Noir 2018, Short Hills Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Henry of Pelham is known for its Baco Noir, a flagship wine for Ontario. The 2018 vintage celebrates the winery's 30th vintage. Aromas of dark plums, berries, smoke and spice. Pair with hearty meat dishes. Baco Noir food pairings: roast goose, turkey, grilled pepper steaks, meat-lover's pizza. Drink: 2019 - 2024 13421 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 94/100. December 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Etiqueta Azul Red Blend 2017, Maipo Valley D.O., Chile Red Blend food pairings: pizza, pasta, rare steaks, pork tenderloin, hard cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2024 15% XD 750 mL $50.00 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Miraval Rosé 2019, Côtes De Provence, Provence A.P., France Rosé food pairings: planked salmon, pate, roast chicken, roast breast of veal. Drink: 2021 - 2024 342584 13% XD 750 mL $23.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Miraval Rosé 2018, Côtes De Provence, Provence A.P., France: Pretty pink in the glass with ripe strawberries, red berries and light herb aromas. Miraval rosé is a fresh and zesty blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Rolle. Dry on the palate with bright red berry, savoury herb and citrus flavours. Chill and pair with a patio. Rosé food pairings: planked salmon, pate, roast chicken, roast breast of veal. Drink: 2019 - 2022 342584 13% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. December 2019. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Featherstone Joy Premium Cuvée Sparkling Rosé 2017, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Produced in the traditional method as in making champagne with 100% Pinot Noir wine grapes that were hand-harvested. Look for ripe cherry, ripe red berry, flinty mineral flavours with a bright citrusy finish. Great palate cleanser in between dishes or pair with baked maple-smoked ham. Sparkling Rosé food pairings: pasta, lightly spiced curry dishes, lamb stew, white turkey meat. Drink: 2019 - 2022 450700 12.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. December 2019. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Queenston Mile Brut Blanc De Noirs 2015, St. David's Bench, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: 3 years ageing on lees gives this elegant champenoise blend of Chardonnay (58%) and Pinot noir (42%) added complexity of brioche and toast. Sourced entirely from their St. David’s Bench Vineyard. Blanc De Noirs food pairings: smoked salmon, grilled shrimp, grilled chicken, pasta Alfredo. Drink: 2019 - 2022 10139 12.5% D 750 mL $49.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chartron et Trébuchet Brut Crémant De Bourgogne 2016, Burgundy A.P., France Crémant De Bourgogne food pairings: seafood Alfredo, grilled chicken, crab cakes. Drink: 2019 - 2020 571661 12% XD 750 mL $20.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kew Vineyards Barrel Aged Blanc De Blanc 2014, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada Blanc De Blanc food pairings: fried chicken, oysters on the half shell, smoked fish. Drink: 2019 - 2020 438994 12.1% D 750 mL $29.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Domaine de Rochebin Mâcon-Azé Chardonnay 2017, Mâcon-Azé, Burgundy A.C., France Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, sautéed pork tenderloin, grilled halibut steaks. Drink: 2019 - 2023 156943 12.5% D 750 mL $17.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Nals Margreid Punggl Pinot Grigio 2017, Südtirol, Alto Adige D.O.C., Italy Pinot Grigio food pairings: fried chicken, spring salads with fruit vinaigrettes, duck a l'orange. Drink: 2019 - 2021 395756 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 December 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château de Nages Vieilles Vignes Blanc 2017, Costières De Nîmes, Rhône A.C., France Food pairings: grilled fish, smoked salmon, quiche, grilled chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2020 479659 14% D 750 mL $19.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

William Hill Chardonnay 2017, North Coast, California, United States: Love the toasty, smoky vanilla, butterscotch nose on this toothsome Chardonnay from the William Hill Estate Winery. Dry, smooth and creamy on the palate with great acidity for rich roast turkey and chicken dishes. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, shrimp tempura, grilled whitefish. Drink: 2019 - 2023 288555 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. December 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henri Ehrhart Réserve Particulière Pinot Gris 2017, Alsace A.C., France Pinot Gris food pairings: grilled pork chops, chicken, fine-herbed quiches, grilled asparagus and artichoke flatbreads. Drink: 2019 - 2021 392092 13% D 750 mL $19.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Duckhorn Chardonnay 2016, Napa Valley, California, United States: A Classic Californian Chardonnay, full-bodied and creamy with ripe red apple, pears, tropical fruit and butternut flavours on the palate. Savoury with a creamy lemon curd finish. Chardonnay food pairings: Asian dishes with black beans, crab cakes, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2023 418319 14.5% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 90/100. December 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Nals Margreid Punggl Pinot Grigio 2016, Südtirol, Alto Adige D.O.C., Italy: A fragrant and medium-plus-bodied Pinot Grigio with ripe stone-fruit, pink grapefruit, spicy and flinty aromas on the nose. Very different with rich layers of ripe pear, apple, and cake spice flavours creamy on the palate. Pinot Grigio food pairings: fried chicken, spring salads with fruit vinaigrettes, duck a l'orange. Drink: 2019 - 2021 395756 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. December 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave de Turckheim Brand Riesling 2013, Alsace A.C., France Riesling food pairings: pork roast, grilled shellfish, smoked salmon. Drink: 2019 - 2022 21303 12.5% XD 750 mL $38.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gérard Bertrand Réserve Spéciale Viognier 2017, Pays D'oc, Roussillon I.G.P., France: An excellent, well-balanced and juicy Viognier with floral, honey apricot, ginger aromas on the nose, dry with lemon zest, soft orange, ripe stone fruit and cake spice flavours on the palate. Great acidity for food. Pair with roast duck a l'orange. Viognier food pairings: grilled shrimp, lobster, crab cakes. Drink: 2019 - 2023 147975 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. December 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Grgich Hills Estate Grown Chardonnay 2014, Napa Valley, California, United States: California Chardonnay as good as it gets! Buttery, voluptuous layers of ripe peaches, pears and other tree fruit. No malolactic fermentation so the vibrancy of the fruit character is preserved. A smoky finish. Chardonnay food pairings: fish tacos, smoked salmon, grilled whitefish. Drink: 2018 - 2023 346304 14.5% XD 750 mL $67.95 Score: 94/100. December 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

2027 Falls Vineyard Riesling 2017, Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: 2027 Falls Vineyard 2017 is a single-vineyard Riesling produced by Winemaker Kevin Panagapka. This is a sublimely delicious Niagara Riesling at a virtual winery, meaning he doesn't own the equipment, such as the press and tanks, but rather rents them from another winery. Lots of fresh green apple, white stone fruit and flinty mineral flavours on the palate matched with a brilliant acidity . Pair with smoked salmon or fish tacos. Riesling food pairings: mild vegetable curries, grilled pork sausages, schnitzels. Drink: 2019 - 2022 294041 10% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 92/100. December 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ca' d'Or Bianco Pagus Soave Classico 2017, Veneto D.O.C., Italy Soave Classico food pairings: seafood Alfredo, calamari, grilled chicken breasts. Drink: 2019 - 2021 11138 12.5% D 750 mL $17.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Balthasar Ress Hattenheim Riesling Kabinett 2018, Rheingau Prädikatswein, Germany Riesling Kabinett food pairings: mild curries, Korean-style BBQ ribs, pork roast. Drink: 2019 - 2023 11652 8% MS 750 mL $24.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay 2017, Napa Valley, California, United States: A first-class Napa Valley Chardonnay. Dry, full-bodied with fragrant, sweet lemon zest, ripe pear and stony aromas on the nose. Lush on the palate with ripe lemon pudding, honey, white floral flavours on the palate with a lingering flinty mineral finish. Chill and enjoy now and for the next five years. Pair with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, cheese.. Drink: 2019 - 2025 709717 14.3% XD 750 mL $69.95 Score: 88/100. December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Napa Valley, California, United States: A racy mostly Sauvignon Blanc with a smattering of Semillon added in the final blend. Elegant with spring florals, ripe stone-fruit, fresh hay and a crisp lemon-lime zest finish. So good now. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: pork tenderloin, pork tacos, grilled chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2020 94375 13.5% XD 750 mL $37.95 Score: 89/100. December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flat Rock Nadja's Vineyard Riesling 2018, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A fragrant citrus-zest Riesling with soft orange, lime and lemon zest aromas on the nose. Off-dry with bright apple, zesty lime-lemon and fine herb flavours on the palate. Pair with a fresh salad of spring greens and a mandarin orange vinaigrette. Riesling food pairings: grilled chicken with lemongrass stalk, spicy pasta dishes, Feta cheese, butternut squash risotto, duck liver pate. Drink: 2019 - 2023 578625 11.6% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. December 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marchesi de Frescobaldi Castello di Pomino Pomino Bianco 2017, Pomino, Tuscany D.O.C., Italy: Crisp and fresh Italian with wine blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco. Zesty and fresh with soft stone-fruit and fresh pear flavours vibrant on the palate. Pomino Bianco food pairings: lobster in butter sauce, garden salad, grilled seafood. Drink: 2019 - 2020 65086 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. December 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Soho White Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: grilled whitefish cakes, smoked salmon, fish tacos, green salads topped with steamed shrimp. Drink: 2019 - 2020 144386 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Follas Novas Albariño 2018, Rías Baixas D.O., Spain Albariño food pairings: fish tacos, calamari, grilled sardines, crab cakes. Drink: 2019 - 2020 488981 12.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 December 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

MacMurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Gris 2017, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: A refreshing Pinot Grigio, with lemon-lime zest, fresh pear and baking spice flavours layered and long on the finish. Chill and enjoy with fish and chips. Pinot Gris food pairings: sautéed scallops, avocado and papaya salad, basil pesto, zucchini and red onion frittata, cedar-planked pork loin. Drink: 2019 - 2022 47787 14.4% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. December 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Joseph Cattin Riesling 2017, Alsace A.C., France: A crisp and clean medium-bodied Riesling with fragrant white florals, flinty mineral and lemon curd aromas on the nose. Same on the palate with a bright lemon zest finish. Pair with veal and pork schnitzels. Riesling food pairings: pan-fried freshwater fish, salads, chicken in orange balsamic sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2023 259788 13% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 91/100. December 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Estate Bottled Chardonnay 2017, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: A full-bodied 100% Chardonnay from the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. Smoky on the nose with toasted nut and ripe tropical fruit aromas. Dry, rich and buttery on the palate with tropical fruit, ripe stone-fruit and smoky vanilla flavours on the palate. Pair with roast pork. Chardonnay food pairings: deep sea scallops, pan-fried cod, pasta in an Alfredo sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2023 208694 14% XD 750 mL $33.95 Score: 91/100. December 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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