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Trapiche Pure Malbec 2016, Mendoza, Argentina: A terrific robust Argentine red wine, especially for this price point! Full-bodied, juicy and savoury Malbec with aromas and flavours of black fruit and toasty oak. Pair with prime rib. Drink: 2016-2019. 370924 14% D 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 89/100. May 22, 2018 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Santa Julia Magna Malbec Cabernet 2015, Mendoza, Argentina: A juicy, power-packed Argentine blend of Malbec and Cabernet Franc grapes. Fleshy purple plums and blueberries abound. Pair with spare ribs or chicken wings. Drink: 2015-2018. 499699 13% D 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 88/100. February 26, 2018 Best Value Red Wine. Plush Pork Wine Full Review
Finca Flichman Misterio Malbec 2016, Mendoza, Argentina: An exceptionally well-priced, full-bodied red wine from Argentine. Aromas of dark plums and toasty oak. Pair with hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2018-2021. 28803 13.50% XD 750 mL  $10.35 Score: 87/100. July 5, 2018 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Malivoire Wine Company Ladybug Rose 2016, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario VQA, Canada: Lovely light and lifted aromas of wild field strawberries on a sun-dappled afternoon. Dry and refreshing and mouth-watering. This is a Niagara blend of Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Gamay grapes. Pair with grilled salmon. Drink: 2016-2018. 559088 12.50% D 750 mL  $16.95 Score: 92/100. September 4, 2017 Best Value Rosé Wine. Full Review
Remy Pannier Rosé D'anjou 2016, Loire Valley, France: So pretty! Bone-dry, delicate rose with aromas of wild field strawberries, the kind that melt deliciously in your hand from the warmth of your palm. Yes this wine is very dry. Perfect aperitif served slightly chilled or for a treat, pair it with smoked salmon. Drink: 2016-2018. 12641 10% D 750 mL  $13.95 Score: 87/100. December 8, 2017 Best Value Rosé Wine. Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review
Francois Dulac Les Trois Cypres 2017, Cotes De Provence, France: A lovely, pale Provencal rose with aromas of small field berries. Dry and refreshing. Enjoy as a chilled aperitif or companion to seafood. Drink: 2018-2020. 483040 13% XD 750 mL  $16.00 Score: 89/100. August 15, 2018 Best Value Rosé Wine. Full Review
The Wolftrap Syrah Mourvèdre Viognier 2017, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: Lots of attractive toasty oak and fleshy blackberry on the nose of this full-bodied South African red wine, which also delivers on the palate. This juicy, full-bodied red wonder is pretty darn incredible for the price. Pair it with roast beef or prime rib. Drink: 2018-2022. 292557 14.50% D 750 mL  $14.30 Score: 89/100. July 5, 2018 Best Value Red Wine. Best Beef Wine Full Review
Chivite Gran Feudo Rosé 2017, Navarra DO, Spain: A crisp, refreshing blend of Garnacha,Tempranillo and Merlot grapes. Dark pink hue in the glass. Aromas of fleshy ripe cherry and strawberry, Pair with appetizers. Drink: 2018-2019. 165845 13.50% D 750 mL  $12.95 Score: 88/100. January 4, 2019 Best Value Rosé Wine. Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review

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