LTO – 2014 June

LIMITED TIME OFFER: May 26th to June 22th 2014

 

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

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

SAUVIGNON BLANC
Obikwa Sauvignon Blanc
South Africa | 750 mL | Now: $ 8.45 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 527465
Riders Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 8.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 370999
Waka Waka Sauvignon Blanc
South Africa | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 266494
Las Mulas Organic Sauvignon Blanc Reserve
Chile | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 272609
Trius Sauvignon Blanc Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 221804
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 | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 426601
Woodbridge By Robert Mondavi Sauvignon Blanc
USA | 1500 mL | Now: $ 17.95 | Save: $ 3.00 | LCBO 258665
Jackson-Triggs Sauvignon Blanc Bag In Box
Canada | 4000 mL | Now: $ 37.95 | Save: $ 3.00 | LCBO 270942
PINOT GRIGIO
Fuzion Alta Torrontes Pinot Grigio
Argentina | 750 mL | Now: $ 8.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 168419
Fetzer Pinot Grigio
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 9.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 34041
Woodbridge By Robert Mondavi Pinot Grigio
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 9.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 523431
G. Marquis The Red Line Pinot Grigio Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 276501
Pelee Island Pinot Grigio Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 326413
Danzante Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie Igt
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 26906
French Cross Pinot Grigio
Canada | 1500 mL | Now: $ 14.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 669473
PINOT GRIS
Angels Gate Pinot Gris Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 331215
Fielding Estate Pinot Gris Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 16.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 223610
GEWURZTRAMINER
Fetzer Gewurztraminer
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 9.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 222778
RIESLING
Sandbanks Estate Riesling Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 139022
VIDAL
Pelee Island Monarch Vidal Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 9.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 393405
MOSCATO
Batasiolo Bosc Dla Rei Moscato D’Asti
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 277194
CHARDONNAY
Jackson-Triggs Chardonnay
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 8.95 | Save: $ 1.10 | LCBO 328518
Fetzer Chardonnay
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 9.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 291674
Santa Carolina Reserva Chardonnay
Chile | 750 mL | Now: $ 9.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 304022
Girls’ Night Out Chardonnay Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 89821
Inniskillin Unoaked Chardonnay Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 66266
Wayne Gretzky Chardonnay Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 63826
WHITE ZINFANDEL
Kittling Ridge White Zinandel Vidal
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 7.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 534693
TRADITIONAL
Sogrape Gazela Vinho Verde
Portugal | 750 mL | Now: $ 7.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 141432
Chateau Du Cleray Muscadet Sevre Et Maine
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 323816
Chateau Des Arroucats Sainte Croix Du Mont
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 15.70 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 332593
BLENDS
Black Cellar Pinot Grigio Chardonnay
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 8.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 356006
Top Bench White Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 226803
Crush First White Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 234310
Jackson-Triggs Black Series Riesling Gewurztraminer Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 357129
Union White Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 197145
Shingle Haycutters Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
Australia | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.80 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 207365
Cave Spring White Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 305128
Pelee Island Blanc De Blanc Vidal Riesling Vqa
Canada | 1500 mL | Now: $ 16.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 308585

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

PINOT NOIR
Latour Pinot Noir
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 18.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 69914
Whitehaven Pinot Noir
New Zealand | 750 mL | Now: $ 21.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 245696
CABERNET FRANC
Pelee Island Lighthouse Cabernet Franc Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 145441
Château Des Charmes Estate Bottled Cabernet Franc Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 162602
MERLOT
Cent’Are Nero D’Avola – Merlot
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 323543
Pelee Island Time Semi Sweet Merlot Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 342279
Peninsula Ridge Merlot Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 61101
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Santa Julia Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
Argentina | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.00 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 242370
Fat Bastard Cabernet Sauvignon Vdp
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 28506
Mcwilliam’S Hanwood Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Australia | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 214577
Wolf Blass Yellow Label Cabernet Sauvignon
Australia | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 3.00 | LCBO 251876
Jackson-Triggs Cabernet Sauvignon
Canada | 1500 mL | Now: $ 15.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 331025
Rodney Strong Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 25.45 | Save: $ 2.50 | LCBO 350454
TEMPRANILLO
Castillo De Almansa Reserva
Spain | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 270363
Faustino Vii Tempranillo Rioja
Spain | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 1.70 | LCBO 315234
MALBEC
Domaine Jean Bousquet Malbec Organic
Argentina | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 160952
Rated previous vintage: The 2010 Graffigna Centenario Malbec Reserve, aged in French and American Oak for 12 months, is a medium to full bodied, fruity wine, with appealing aromas of strawberry, blackberry and clove. It has a good acidity, refined tannins (decant for 15 min) and a medium to long finish. It is food friendly, yet can be enjoyed by itself; drink now – 2018. My impression: NICE, 88 pts – recommended buy – value/$. Tasted Sept/12.
Score 88 | Argentina | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 230474
Red Rock Malbec Reserve
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 284315
SYRAH/SHIRAZ
Lindemans Bin 50 Shiraz
Australia | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 145367
Peter Lehmann Barossa Shiraz
Australia | 750 mL | Now: $ 17.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 572875
ZINFANDEL
Rated previous vintage: The 2010 Zinfatuation Zinfandel has intense aromas of sweet strawberry, raspberry and rhubarb. It is an off-dry, medium to full bodied, fruity wine; has a good acidity, subtle to refined tannins and a medium finish. It is food friendly with most dishes; drink now and for the next 3-5 years. My impression: NICE, 88 pts – good example of the Zinfandel variety with restrained sugar level; recommended for its quality to off-dry, red wine lovers. Tasted April/13 at WineAlign Cru tasting.
Score 88 | USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 274746
GAMAY NOIR
The 2013 Generation Seven Gamay Nouveau is composed of Gamay Noir that was bottled one month after harvest. This wine that was meant to be fresh and vibrant, is just that – fresh and vibrant with notes of blackberry and sour black cherry on both the nose and the palate. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry (though perceivably dry), fruity wine; with good acidity, almost no tannins and a clean finish. Drink with food – pairs well with even hot and spicy dishes; drink now to next year’s batch is ready. My impression: quite pleasant, 86 pts. Tasted Nov/13.
Score 86 | Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 198036
TRADITIONAL
Fabiano La Calvisana Custoza Superiore
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 9.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 339341
Fontella Chianti Docg
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 230797
Rocca Delle Macie Chianti Vernaiolo Docg
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 269589
Ruffino Chianti
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 1743
Rated previous vintage 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 | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 3.00 | LCBO 219808
Chateau Timberlay
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 30072
The 2011 Tommasi Il Sestante Ripasso Superiore has intense aromas of pine and slightly stewed black cherry and blackberry. It is a medium to full bodied, dry, fruity wine; with forward acidity, refined tannins (decant for 15-30 min) and a smooth finish of medium length. Drink with food or sip on its own; drink now – 2018. My impression: NICE, 88-89 pts. Tasted Nov/13.
Score 88-89 | Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 15.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 267070
Cheval Noir Bordeaux
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 16.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 361006
Masi Campofiorin Igt
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 18.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 155051
Pasqua Amarone Della Valpolicella
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 30.85 | Save: $ 4.00 | LCBO 360958
Bolla Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Doc
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 33.95 | Save: $ 3.00 | LCBO 352757
Cesari Amarone
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 34.95 | Save: $ 3.00 | LCBO 426718
BLENDS
Revolution Red
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 9.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 292037
Open Smooth Red Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 357145
Eastdell Black Cab Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 609875
Konzelmann Canada Red Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 125260
Red House Cabernet Shiraz Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 219030
Singing Moon Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 435321
Wolf Blass Red Label Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon
Australia | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 311795
Hardys Butcher’S Gold Shiraz Sangiovese Chronicle No. 3
Australia | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.50 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 219139
Ironstone Obsession Symphony California
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 295931
Review for previous vintage: The 2010 The Dreaming Tree Crush Red Blend 2010 is composed of 6 grape varieties: 78% Merlot, 13% Syrah, 6% Zinfandel, 2% Petite Syrah, 1% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, then aged in oak for 14 months. It has intense aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate, nutmeg and toasted oak. It is a full bodied, off-dry, fruity to integrated wine; has forward acidity, refined tannins and a long finish. Drink with food or as a standalone sipper; enjoy now and for the next 3-5 years (composite cork). My impression: NICE, 88 pts – well put together, nice addition to LCBO’s general listing. Tasted April/13 at WineAlign Cru tasting.
Score 88 | USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 310391

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

Rekorderlig Wild Berry
Sweden | 500 mL | Now: $ 2.95 | Save: $ 0.25 | LCBO 91850
Girls’ Night Out Darkberry Duet
Canada | 1500 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 250266
Eastdell Rose Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 560243
Sogrape Mateus Rose
Portugal | 1500 mL | Now: $ 14.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 12781
Pelee Island Late Harvest Vidal Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 594184
Wine O’Clock Sparkling Raspberry Rose
Canada | 4×355 mL | Now: $ 8.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 370734
Codorniu Brut Clasico Sparkling
Spain | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.40 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 215814
Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava Sparkling
Spain | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.25 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 216960
Stravecchia Grappa
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 26.55 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 891879
St Remy Xo Brandy
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 29.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 557108
Gaston De Lagrange Vs Cognac
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 40.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 12567
Remy Martin Vsop Cognac
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 79.95 | Save: $ 10.00 | LCBO 4101

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

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

Anselmi San Vincenzo (V)
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | VINTAGES 948158
Willm Réserve Riesling (V)
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | VINTAGES 11452
Gustave Lorentz Réserve Riesling 2012
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 16.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | VINTAGES 641639
Megalomaniac Narcissist Riesling (V)
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 16.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | VINTAGES 67587
Mount Riley Sauvignon Blanc 2013
New Zealand | 750 mL | Now: $ 16.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | VINTAGES 981670
Baron Herzog Chardonnay Kpm (V)
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 16.50 | Save: $ 1.00 | VINTAGES 201806
The 2012 Bonterra Chardonnay, an organically grown Chard that was partially (70%) aged in French and American oak barrels for 8 months, has appealing aromas of lemon, yellow apple, lees and subtle oak/vanilla. It is a medium bodied, dry, fruity wine; with good acidity and a medium, lightly oaky and crisp finish. It is food friendly; drink now – 2016+. My impression: NICE, 88 pts. Tasted Dec/13 at iYellow Cave.
Score 88 | USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 16.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | VINTAGES 342436
Fog Head Highlands Reserve Chardonnay
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 16.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | VINTAGES 158568
Oyster Bay Chardonnay (V)
New Zealand | 750 mL | Now: $ 16.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | VINTAGES 326728
Inniskillin Winemaker’S Series Montague Vineyard Chardonnay 2012
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 21.95 | Save: $ 3.00 | VINTAGES 586347

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

Pérez Cruz Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon (V)
Chile | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | VINTAGES 694208
Tried previous vintage: The 2009 Sella & Mosca Riserva Cannonau Di Sardegna has intense aromas of dried cherry and wood on the nose and cranberry, red currant and dried cherry on the palate. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, integrated wine; with forward acidity, refined tannins and a medium to long, woody finish. It is food friendly or can be enjoyed by itself; drink now – 2016+. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 89 pts. Tasted Nov/13.
Score 89 | Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | VINTAGES 425488
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 | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | VINTAGES 479014
Rocca Delle Macìe Chianti Classico (V)
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 16.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | VINTAGES 741769
Coyote’S Run Black Paw Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 20.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | VINTAGES 367052
Henry Of Pelham Estate Cabernet/Merlot 2010
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 22.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | VINTAGES 395855
The Sterling Merlots are my favourite none scoring less than 90 pts, especially when aged for more than 5 years and are recommended especially when on sale. Review for one of the previous vintages: The 2008 Sterling Vineyards Merlot is a medium bodied, FRUITY to integrated wine, with nice aromas of blackberry, black cherry, smoke and wood. It has a nice acidity, tannins that are refined to tannic (decant for 15 to 30 min) and a long finish. It will be at its best from 2013/14-2018. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 89.5 pts. Tasted Dec/11.
Score 89-90 | USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 24.95 | Save: $ 3.00 | VINTAGES 330241
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’
Score 89 | USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 44.95 | Save: $ 5.00 | VINTAGES 996405
Castelgiocondo Brunello Di Montalcino (V)
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 44.95 | Save: $ 5.00 | VINTAGES 650432

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