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Trapiche Reserve Pinot Grigio 2016, Mendoza, Argentina: Fresh and crisp Argentina white wine made from the Pinot Grigio grape, though leaning more to the drier style of Pinot Gris than the fruitier style of Pinot Grigio. Lovely floral notes along with Asian pear and quince. The grapes are grown in a high altitude area of the Mendoza River. Pair with fresh seafood and sushi. Drink: 2016-2018. 507475 13% D 750 mL  $11.95 Score: 89/100. December 8, 2017 Best Value White Wine. Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review
Wakefield Wines Promised Land Shiraz 2016, South Australia, Australia: A solid, full-bodied Australian Shiraz with aromas of fleshy black plum and blackberries wrapped in toasty oak. Smooth texture. Great price. Pair with a rare steak. Drink: 2018-2021. 441543 13.50% D 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 89/100. April 12, 2018 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Inniskillin Niagara Estate Pinot Noir 2016, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario VQA, Canada: Cranberry juicy on the nose and palate. Could there be a better wine for Thanksgiving turkey? Medium-bodied and smooth with lots of racy acidity. Great value. Drink: 2018-2022. 261099 12.20% D 750 mL  $13.95 Score: 89/100. July 5, 2018 Best Value Red Wine. Terrific Turkey Wine Full Review
House Wine Co. Cabernet Shiraz 2016, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario VQA, Canada: A juicy, fleshy ripe Niagara red wine blend of Cabernet and Shiraz grapes. Full-bodied and smooth with attractive aromas of black plums. Pair with meat lovers' pizza. Drink: 2016-2019. 219030 13% D 750 mL  $13.95 Score: 88/100. June 14, 2017 Best Value Red Wine. Perfect Pasta and Tomato Sauce Wine Full Review
Cave Spring Estate Riesling 2013, Ontario, Canada: Light, breezy and soft: perfect aperitif, not a lot of acidity. Notes of white pear. Very pleasant aperitif or companion to light seafood dishes. Drink: 2013-2018. 286377 12% D 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 88/100. July 10, 2015 Best Value White Wine. Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review
Inniskillin Niagara Estate Pinot Grigio 2015, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario VQA, Canada: Clean and crisp Niagara Pinot Grigio with notes of lemongrass and chives. medium-bodied with racy acidity for seafood. Drink: 2015-2017. 348979 12.50% D 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 88/100. October 10, 2016 Best Value White Wine. Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review
Louis Latour Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015, Burgundy, France: A lovely Burgundian Pinot Noir with tart cherry and earth notes. Lots of racy acidity for roast chicken. Drink: 2014-2019. 69914 12.50% D 750 mL  $22.30 Score: 88/100. January 26, 2017 Full Review
Weingut R&A Pfaffl CuvĂ©e Jupiter Riesling 2016, Alsace, France: Crisp, clean and fresh with lemongrass and lime zest. Medium-bodied. Perfect for shellfish. Drink: 2016-2021. 475046 12.50% D 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 90/100. June 15, 2017 Top Rated White Wine. Full Review
La Vieille Ferme 2016, Cotes Du Ventoux, Rhone A.O.C., France: A full-bodied, rustic, robust southern French red wine blend. Aromas of black fruit, cedar brush and spice. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2018-2022. 263640 13% D 750 mL  $12.45 Score: 89/100. July 5, 2018 Best Value Red Wine. Luscious Lamb Wine Full Review
Loosen Bros. Dr. L Riesling 2016, Mosel Qualitätswein, Germany Drink: 2016-2019. 599274 8.50% M 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 88/100. October 28, 2017 Best Value White Wine. Terrific Turkey Wine Full Review
Castello Di Gabbiano Promessa Pinot Grigio 2015, Venezie, Italy: A fresh, crisp, clean Italian Pinot Grigio with lime zest and lemon notes on the nose, palate and finish. Racy acidity makes this ideal as a chilled aperitif or companion to fresh seafood, salads and shellfish. Drink: 2015-2018. 77990 12.50% XD 750 mL  $12.95 Score: 90/100. April 26, 2017 Best Value White Wine. Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review
Stoneleigh Pinot Noir 2016, Marlborough, New Zealand: Juicy and delicious New Zealand Pinot Noir with aromas of fleshy ripe red cherries and berries and some spices. Perfect for roast chicken and turkey. Drink: 2016-2019. 54353 13.50% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 90/100. February 26, 2018 Best Value Red Wine. Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review
Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2016, Columbia Valley, Washington State, United States: I love this off-dry Washington Riesling with its touch of natural sweetness. Aromas of peach and pear and sunshine. Enjoy as a chilled aperitif or companion to seafood. Drink: 2017-2021. 394759 12% D 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 90/100. May 22, 2018 Best Value White Wine. Sensational Shellfish Wine Full Review

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