LTO – 2014 December

LIMITED TIME OFFER: December 1st 2014 to January 4th 2015.

 

~~~~~ GENERAL SECTION ON SALE~~~~~

~~~~~ The Whites ~~~~~

SAUVIGNON BLANC
The 2014 Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc, sourced from vineyards in the Stellenbosch, Paarl, Robertson and Worcester regions, has attractive aromas of lemon and gooseberry on the nose and lime, yellow apple, gooseberry and pineapple on the palate. It is a medium bodied, dry, fruity wine; with crisp acidity, subtle minerality and a medium, refreshing finish. This wine drinks well with food or on its own; drink now – 2016/17 (screw cap enclosure). My impression: NICE, 88-89 pts – recommended for its quality and value. Tasted in Jul/14.
Score 88-89 | South Africa | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $8.75 | 750 mL | LCBO# 340380
Pelee Island Blanc de Blanc VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $9.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 276170
Errazuriz Estate Sauvignon Blanc
Chile | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $10.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 263574
Francois Lurton Salices Sauvignon Blanc
France | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 319764
The 2013 Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc has intense aromas of pineapple, lychee, zest and gooseberry. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry/dry, fruity wine; with crisp, refreshing acidity and a clean finish of medium length. Though food friendly, this wine is quite enjoyable on its own; drink now – 2018+. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 89 pts – recommended for its quality and value. Tasted Jan/14 at dinner at Rosewater Supper Club tasting Villa Maria wines with winemaker Josh Hammond http://grapeselections.com/villa-maria-dinner/
Score 89 | New Zealand | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $14.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 426601
The 2012 Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc has intense bouquet of leechie and passion fruit on the nose as well as on the palate. It is a light to medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity wine, with good acidity and long, leechie dominated finish. It is a food friendly wine – pair with Asian cuisine; drink young now – 2015/16 (screw cap). My impression: NICE, 89-90 pts – recommended buy especially when on sale for $15.95 ($1.50 OFF) till May 26/13. Tasted at WineAlign’s event “Tutored Tasting with Stoneleigh Winemaker Jamie Marfell” and again at Wines of New Zealand May/13.
Score 89-90 | New Zealand | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $15.55 | 750 mL | LCBO# 293043
Jackson-Triggs Sauvignon Blanc
Canada | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $15.95 | 1500 mL | LCBO# 399428
Woodbridge By Robert Mondavi Sauvignon Blanc
USA | SAVE $3.50 | NOW $17.45 | 1500 mL | LCBO# 258665
PINOT GRIGIO
French Cross Pinot Grigio
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $9.95 | 1000 mL | LCBO# 16394
Jackson-Triggs Pinot Grigio
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $9.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 621110
Cavit Collection Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT
Italy | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $10.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 99218
Graffigna Centenario Reserve Pinot Grigio
Argentina | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $11.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 164756
Voga Pinot Grigio IGT
Italy | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $12.35 | 750 mL | LCBO# 669226
Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio
Italy | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 302380
Pelee Island Pinot Grigio VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 326413
French Cross Pinot Grigio Bag in Box
Canada | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $37.95 | 4000 mL b | LCBO# 669465
GEWURZTRAMINER
Pelee Island Gewurztraminer
Canada | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $10.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 135970
RIESLING
Pelee Island Lighthouse Riesling VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $10.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 145417
Inniskillin Late Autumn Riesling VQA
Canada | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $11.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 219543
Megalomaniac Homegrown Riesling VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 183061
Sandbanks Riesling VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $13.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 139022
VIDAL
Sandbanks Estate Dunes Vidal VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $11.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 110031
MOSCATO
Jacob’s Creek Moscato
Australia | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $10.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 265157
CHARDONNAY
Peller Estates Family Series Chardonnay VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $9.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 582825
Yellow Tail Chardonnay
Australia | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $9.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 627802
The 2012 Strewn Barrel Aged Chardonnay has appealing aromas of lime, pear, gooseberry and subtle linden, butter and oak. It is medium bodied, dry, fruity to integrated wine, with checked acidity and a medium to long, pleasing oaky, creamy finish. It is food friendly and a sipper; drink now to 2018. My impression: NICE, 88-89 pts – recommended for its quality and value. Tasted twice, Jan/14.
Score 89 | Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 522730
Cupcake Chardonnay
USA | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $13.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 230821
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Chardonnay
USA | SAVE $4.00 | NOW $21.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 310409
TRADITIONAL
Fabiano La Calvisana Custoza Superiore
Italy | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $9.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 339341
BLENDS
Strewn Two Vines Riesling Gewurztraminer VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $10.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 467662
Open Riesling-Gewurztraminer VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $10.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 134965
Megalomaniac Local Squeeze White
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 357418
Silver Bay Riesling Gewurztraminer VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 372771
Vinyasa White VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 379131
French Cross Dry White
Canada | SAVE $2.05 | NOW $13.95 | 1500 mL | LCBO# 289835
Colio Dry White Bag in Box
Canada | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $29.95 | 4000 mL b | LCBO# 306001
Sawmill Creek Dry White
Canada | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $30.95 | 4000 mL b | LCBO# 68577

~~~~~ The Reds ~~~~~

PINOT NOIR
Pelee Island Pinot Noir VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $11.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 135939
Albert Bichot Bourgogne Pinot Noir
France | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $15.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 166959
The 2012 White Haven Pinot Noir, sourced from four vineyards in the Awatere, Wairau and Southern Valley sub-regions of Marlborough and then aged in new and old French oak barrels for 11 months, has attractive mineral notes as well as aromas of raspberry and pine on the nose and pomegranate, oak and subtle vanilla on the palate. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity wine; with crisp acidity, refined tannins and a medium to long, smooth finish. Though food friendly, sip this wine; drink 2014-2019 (screw cap enclosure). My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 90 pts – recommended for its quality and value. Tasted in May/14 at ‘Tasted during New Zealand in a glass tasting’ http://grapeselections.com/new-zealand-fair-2014/.
Score 90 | New Zealand | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $22.00 | 750 mL | LCBO# 245696
CABERNET FRANC
Pelee Island Cabernet Franc VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $10.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 433714
Vineland Cabernet Franc VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 594127
Tenuta S. Anna Cabernet Franc
Italy | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $13.30 | 750 mL | LCBO# 338368
NEBBIOLO
Fontanafredda Barolo DOCG
Italy | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $27.00 | 750 mL | LCBO# 20214
MERLOT
Yellow Tail Merlot
Australia | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $10.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 625350
Peninsula Ridge Merlot VQA
Canada | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 61101
Wayne Gretzky Cabernet Merlot VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $14.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 75689
Jackson-Triggs Merlot
Canada | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $15.95 | 1500 mL | LCBO# 377820
Copper Moon Merlot Bag-in-Box
Canada | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $37.95 | 4000 mL b | LCBO# 350959
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Jacob’s Creek Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon
Australia | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $10.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 106377
Woodbridge By Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon
USA | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $10.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 48611
Santa Rita Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
Chile | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $11.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 253872
Casillero del Diablo Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
Chile | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $11.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 278416
Beringer Stone Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
USA | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $11.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 606798
Wolf Blass Yellow Label Cabernet Sauvignon
Australia | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $13.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 251876
Sterling Vintner’s Cabernet Sauvignon
USA | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $13.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 56366
The 2010 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from the Sonoma County, has intense aromas of blackberry, black currant, toasted oak, coconut and vanilla. It is medium bodied, integrated, has good acidity and refined tannins (decant for 15 min), and a long silky finish. It is food friendly; drink now to 2018. My impression: NICE, 89 pts – recommended based on quality/value ratio – on Limited Time Offer for $2 off until April 1st/13. Tasted March/13.
Score 89 | USA | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $16.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 292151
Jackson-Triggs Cabernet Sauvignon Bag in Box
Canada | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $39.95 | 4000 mL b | LCBO# 270884
TEMPRANILLO
Castillo de Almansa Reserva, Almansa
Spain | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $11.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 270363
Raimat Castell De Raimat Tempranillo
Spain | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $11.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 372177
Montecillo Crianza Rioja
Spain | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 144493
The 2008 Campo Viejo Reserva is composed of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo that was aged for 18 months in 50-50 French and American casks prior to release. The wine has intense aromas of vanilla, oak, milky cherry, clove and earth. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity wine; with good acidity, refined tannins (decant for 15-30 min) and a medium finish. Drink with food or sip on its own; drink now – 2018+. My impression: NICE, 88 pts. Tasted Dec/13.
Score 88 | Spain | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $15.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 137810
MALBEC
Domaine Jean Bousquet Malbec Organic
Argentina | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $11.90 | 750 mL | LCBO# 160952
SYRAH/SHIRAZ
Yellow Tail Shiraz
Australia | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $11.00 | 750 mL | LCBO# 624544
Red House Cabernet Shiraz VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $11.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 219030
Rosemount Diamond Shiraz
Australia | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $13.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 302349
Red Knot Shiraz
Australia | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $15.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 619395
19 Crimes Shiraz Durif
Australia | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $16.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 369777
GRENACHE/GARNACHA
Borsao Tinto Garnacha
Spain | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $9.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 386961
GAMAY NOIR
Bouchard Aine & Fils Beaujolais Superieur
France | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $10.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 9431
Latour Bourgogne Gamay
France | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $17.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 361014
BACO NOIR
Pelee Island Baco Noir VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $10.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 485128
Henry Of Pelham Baco Noir VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $13.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 270926
TRADITIONAL
Negrar Valpolicella Classico
Italy | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $11.95 | 1000 mL | LCBO# 74963
Ruffino Chianti
Italy | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 1743
Folonari Valpolicella
Italy | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 828
Leonardo Chianti Fiasco
Italy | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $13.25 | 750 mL | LCBO# 372391
Rocca Delle Macie Chianti Vernaiolo DOCG
Italy | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $13.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 269589
The 2009 Gabbiano Chianti Classico is a light bodied, fruity to integrated wine, with appealing aromas of red currant, cherry, dark chocolate and oak. It has a nice acidity, refined tannins (decant for 15 min) and a smooth, medium to long finish. It is food friendly; drink now and for the next few years. My impression: NICE, 88-89 pts. Tasted Nov/12.
Score 88-89 | Italy | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $13.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 219808
Cesari Mara Vino di Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore
Italy | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $15.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 506519
BLENDS
Bodacious Smooth Red
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $8.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 338855
Black Cellar Shiraz Cabernet
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $9.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 355933
Union Red VQA
Canada | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $11.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 197152
Top Bench Red VQA
Canada | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $11.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 226811
The 2012 Inception Deep Layered Red, a blend of 81 % Shiraz, 10% Petit Verdot and 9% Mourvedre that matured in 300 L barrels for 12 to 14 months, has appealing aromas of toasted oak reminscent of Quertannin, cherry/black cherry cola, stems together with subtle lees and green pepper notes. It is a medium bodied, off-dry, fruity wine; with checked acidity, refined tannins (decant for 15 min) and a medium finish. Drink at a party or with food; drink now to 2018 (screw cap enclosure). Rated this party favorite at 85 pts. Tasted in Apr/14.
Score 85 | South Africa | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $11.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 369967
Jackson-Triggs Black Series Meritage VQA
Canada | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $11.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 526228
Eastdell Black Cab VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $12.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 609875
Sibling Rivalry Red VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 126151
Cupcake Red Velvet
USA | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $13.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 260851
Petites Folies Merlot-Cabernet Pays d’Oc
France | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $13.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 377630
Cave Spring Cabernet Merlot VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $14.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 407270
Apothic Red
USA | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $15.15 | 750 mL | LCBO# 234369
French Cross Red Bag in Box
Canada | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $30.95 | 4000 mL b | LCBO# 589069
Sawmill Creek Dry Red
Canada | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $30.95 | 4000 mL b | LCBO# 68544
French Cross Cabernet Merlot
Canada | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $37.95 | 4000 mL b | LCBO# 589036

~~~~~ The Roses, Sweets, Sparklers, Fortifieds and Brandys~~~~~

Henkell Rose
Germany | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $13.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 203125
Girls’ Night Out Strawberry Samba
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $11.95 | 1500 mL | LCBO# 214049
Muskoka Lakes Cranberry Wine
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $14.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 609701
Barefoot Bubbly Pinot Grigio
USA | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $11.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 216952
Yellow Tail Bubbles
Australia | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 229039
Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava
Spain | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 216945
Blu Giovello Prosecco
Italy | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 85316
Girls’ Night Out Sparkling VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $13.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 215632
Pelee Island Secco VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $14.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 225946
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Champagne
France | SAVE $5.00 | NOW $42.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 537605
Tsarine Grand Cru Blanc De Blancs Vintage Champagne
France | SAVE $5.00 | NOW $54.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 369637
Reif Estate Vidal Icewine VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $6.95 | 50 mL | LCBO# 582247
Graham’s Late Bottled Vintage Port
Portugal | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $15.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 191239
Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Port
Portugal | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $16.55 | 750 mL | LCBO# 46946
Kittling Ridge Icewine & Brandy
Canada | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $17.95 | 375 mL | LCBO# 558999

~~~~~ VINTAGES ON SALE~~~~~

~~~~~ The Whites ~~~~~

Willm Réserve Riesling (V)
France | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $13.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 11452
Oyster Bay Chardonnay (V)
New Zealand | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $16.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 326728
Malivoire Chardonnay (V) 2012
Canada | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $17.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 573147
The 2013 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, sourced from the Wairau and Awatere Valleys in Marlborough, has intense aromas of gooseberry, grape stems, light lees and lime on the nose and gooseberry and lime on the palate. It is a light to medium bodied, dry, fruity wine; with notable acidity and a medium finish. Drink with food; drink now – 2016+. Rated 87-88 pts. Tasted Dec/13.
Score 88 | New Zealand | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $17.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 35386
Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Ranches Chardonnay (V)
USA | SAVE $5.00 | NOW $21.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 608653
Henri Bourgeois Les Baronnes Sancerre (V)
France | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $22.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 542548

~~~~~ The Reds ~~~~~

Review for an older vintage: The 2007 Chivite Gran Feudo Reserva, composed of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon that was aged in new French Oak barrels for 18 months, has concentrated aromas of cherry, raspberry, vanilla and subtle cedar and pine. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, integrated wine, with checked acidity, refined tannins and a finish of medium length. Enjoy with food; drink now and for the next 5+ years. My impression: NICE, 89 pts – recommended for its value. Tasted at Churchill Cellars Portfolio tasting May/13.
Score 89 | Spain | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $14.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 479014
Luigi Bosca Reserva Malbec (V)
Argentina | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $15.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 79293
Malivoire Gamay (V)
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $16.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 591313
Baron Herzog Cabernet Sauvignon KPM
USA | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $17.15 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 898569
Antinori Pèppoli Chianti Classico (V)
Italy | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $17.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 606541
Catena Cabernet Sauvignon (V)
Argentina | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $18.45 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 985002
Penfolds Thomas Hyland Shiraz (V)
Australia | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $18.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 611210
The 2011 Concha Y Toro Marques De Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon , aged in French Oak barrels for 18 months, is nicely aromatic with blackberry, black cherry as well as woody/light vanilla notes. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity to integrated wine, with forward acidity, refined tannins (decant for 60 min) and a medium to long and smooth finish. Drink with food or sip on its own; drink now till 2018+. My impression: NICE, 88+ pts – the wine was closed and would benefit from longer decanting. Tasted at Wines of Chile 2013 tasting in October/13 – http://grapeselections.com/wines-of-chile-2013/
Score 88 | Chile | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $19.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 337238
Trius Red (V)
Canada | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $20.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 303800
The 2008 Muga Reserva has intense aromas of dusty cherry, pomegranate and cigar box. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, integrated wine, with balanced structure of good acidity and refined tannins (decant for 30 min), and a long finish that is not oak dominated. This wine is food friendly as well as a sipper. It is ready to drink now and shall be for the next 10+ years. My impression: NICE, 90 pts – recommended buy based on both quality and value. Tasted January/13.
Score 90 | Spain | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $21.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 177345
Rodney Strong Estate Pinot Noir (V)
USA | SAVE $2.50 | NOW $22.45 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 954834
Review for an older vintage: The 2010 Pirramimma Petit Verdot has intense aromas of cut hay, black currant, figs, subtle vanilla and cigar box. It is a full bodied, extra-dry, alcoholic, fruity to integrated wine, with forward acidity, refined tannins (decant starting from 30 min all the way to 2+ hours and watch it evolve) and a long, smooth and chalky finish. This wine has a mass-appeal, sip it or drink with smoked, BBQ’d or grilled foods; drink now – 2020 (screw cap). My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 90-91 pts. Tasted May/13.
Score 90 | Australia | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $22.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 986752
Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon (V)
USA | SAVE $5.00 | NOW $24.95 | 750 m | VINTAGES# 232371
Bouchard Père & Fils Côte de Beaune-Villages 2013
France | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $26.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 714998
Famille Perrin Les Sinards Châteauneuf-du-Pape (V)
France | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $31.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 926626
Marchesi di Barolo La Tradizione Barolo (V)
Italy | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $32.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 168179
This is a review for an older vintage: The 2007 Tedeschi Amarone Della Valpolicella is composed of 30% Corvina, 30% Corvinone, 30% Rondinella and 10% of combined Rossignola, Oseleta, Negrara, Dindarella; picked from 20+ year old vines and aged in Slavonian oak barrels for 2-3 years before being bottled. It is a full bodied, integrated wine, with intense aromas of black currant, blackberry, mushrooms and faint oak and vanilla at opening, while longer opening reveals notes of red currant, cranberry and slight greenness. It has an intense fruit, good structure with refined tannins (decant for 30+ min) and checked acidity; the finish is long and silky. Very food friendly, but I recommend sipping it by itself for full appreciation; tuck few bottles away and drink them now-2020, as this wine has evolution potential. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 91+ pts – recommended buy well worth the price, nice treat from the LCBO Essentials. Tasted Jan/13.
Score 91 | Italy | SAVE $4.00 | NOW $35.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 433417
The 2010 St. Michelle Wine Estates Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from Napa Valley, has pleasant aromas of sour cherry and eucalyptus. It is a light to medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity wine; BALANCED with refreshing acidity, drying tannins and a medium finish. This is a food friendly wine; drink now to 2018. My impression: NICE, 89 pts – recommended for its quality. Tasted in Apr/14 at ‘California Wine Fair’ http://grapeselections.com/grapeselections/wine-reviews/.
Score 89 | USA | SAVE $7.00 | NOW $42.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 996405

~~~~~ The Roses, Sweets, Sparklers, Fortifieds and Brandys ~~~~~

Bartenura Malvasia KPM
Italy | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $16.50 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 637801
Rodrigues Blueberry Wine K
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $16.75 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 337824
Peller Estates Private Reserve Vidal Icewine (V)
Canada | SAVE $5.00 | NOW $21.95 | 200 mL | VINTAGES# 18564
Magnotta Vidal Icewine (V)
Canada | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $26.95 | 375 mL | VINTAGES# 587154
Kittling Ridge Vidal Icewine (V)
Canada | SAVE $5.00 | NOW $34.95 | 375 mL | VINTAGES# 563247
Inniskillin Vidal Icewine (V)
Canada | SAVE $7.00 | NOW $42.95 | 375 mL | VINTAGES# 388306
Henry of Pelham Riesling Icewine (V)
Canada | SAVE $5.00 | NOW $44.95 | 375 mL | VINTAGES# 430561
Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne
France | SAVE $5.00 | NOW $64.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 268771

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