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Les Jamelles Merlot 2012, Vin de Pays d'Oc, France: A full-bodied red wine with attractive aromas of blackcurrant and cassis. Great value and taste for this price point. Try it with grilled meats and herb-crusted chicken. Drink: 2014-2016. 245324 13.50% XD 750 mL  $12.95 Score: 87/100. February 1, 2014 Best Value Red Wine. Charming Grilled Chicken Wine Full Review
Folonari Valpolicella 2013, Veneto, Italy Drink: 2015-2019. 828 12% D 750 mL  $14.45. March 1, 2012 Full Review
Marchesi de Frescobaldi Tenuta Di Castiglioni 2011, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy: A smoky Italian red wine with attractive aromas of sun-dried tomato, dried herbs and black cherry. Layered and complex. Great wine for hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2014-2019. 145920 14% XD 750 mL  $21.95 Score: 90/100. March 21, 2015 Top Rated Red Wine. Full Review
Folonari Pinot Grigio 2008, Veneto, Italy  621821 12%  1500 mL  $24.95. July 16, 2008 Full Review
Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir 2012, Marlborough, New Zealand: The consistency of Marlborough Pinot Noir is remarkable, and especially for Villa Maria. This winery has a signature Pinot that comes through each year yet reflect the vintage differences.Plush and voluptuous: you'll want to dive head first into this wine (or your glass) and never come out. Fleshy cherries balanced with a nervy acidity that makes it dance with many dishes. Yes please! Drink: 2013-2018. 146548 13.50% D 750 mL  $21.95 Score: 92/100. June 18, 2014 Delightful Duck Wine Full Review
Napa Cellars Napa Cellars Zinfandel 2012, Napa Valley, California, United States: Love it! Full-bodied and loaded with flavour yet vibrant and nimble and never heavy. Black fruit and spice with such a velvet smooth palate. Very complex and balanced. Perfect for grilled meats. Drink: 2013-2018. 126607 14.90% D 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 92/100. September 5, 2015 Top Rated Red Wine. Best Beef Wine Full Review
Napa Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Napa Valley, California, United States: A balanced, elegant Californian Cabernet at a reasonable price. Classic aromas of blackcurrant and cassis. Pair with hamburgers or steak. Mocha and savoury, meaty note with blackcurrant and cassis. Very dry, deep and long. Drink: 2014-2018. 135145 14% XD 750 mL  $25.95 Score: 90/100. August 8, 2015 Top Rated Red Wine. Best Beef Wine Full Review
Folie À Deux Menage A Trois 2012, California, United States: Floral loveliness in a glass! Aromas of lychee, rose petal and white daisies after spring rain. Medium-bodied and refreshing. Finishes with a lovely note of fresh peach. This is a white wine blend of Moscato, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay. Pair with mild curries and spices. Drink: 2012-2016. 308015 13.50% D 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 90/100. September 27, 2014 Best Value White Wine. Full Review

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