LTO – 2014 March

LIMITED TIME OFFER: March 3rd to March 30th 2014

 

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

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

SAUVIGNON BLANC
Jackson-Triggs Sauvignon Blanc
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 8.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 399410
Robert Mondavi Private Selection Sauvignon Blanc
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 405753
PINOT GRIGIO
Naked Grape Pinot Grigio
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 8.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 99184
Blu Giovello Pinot Grigio
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.50 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 580183
Jackson-Triggs Pinot Grigio
Canada | 1500 mL | Now: $ 15.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 22327
Pasqua Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie
Italy | 1500 mL | Now: $ 21.85 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 119388
Folonari Pinot Grigio
Italy | 1500 mL | Now: $ 22.95 | Save: $ 3.00 | LCBO 621821
RIESLING
Inniskillin Dry Riesling Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 83790
VIDAL
French Cross Vidal
Canada | 1000 mL | Now: $ 8.95 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 63313
CHARDONNAY
20 Bees Chardonnay Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 9.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 4705
Girls Night Out Chardonnay Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 89821
The Empress Unoaked Chardonnay Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 346791
Wayne Gretzky Chardonnay Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 63826
Cupcake Chardonnay
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.45 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 230821
Rosehall Run Liberated Chardonnay Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 303776
Sawmill Creek Chardonnay
Canada | 1500 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 2.05 | LCBO 241950
Sterling Vintner’S Chardonnay
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 669242
Pelee Island Chardonnay Vqa
Canada | 1500 mL | Now: $ 15.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 393751
French Cross Chardonnay
Canada | 4000 mL | Now: $ 35.95 | Save: $ 3.00 | LCBO 297119
TRADITIONAL
Dolin Vermouth Dry
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 370858
BLENDS
Black Cellar Pinot Grigio Chardonnay
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 8.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 356006
Pelee Island Blanc De Blanc Vidal Chardonnay Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 9.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 276170
Yellow Tail Sem/ Sauv Blanc
Australia | 750 mL | Now: $ 9.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 640136
Top Bench White Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 226803
Cottage Block Sauvignon Blanc Riesling Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 296574
Hat Trick White Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 273862
Sibling Rivalry White Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 126144
Sawmill Creek Dry White
Canada | 1500 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 2.05 | LCBO 235499
Small Talk Faux Pas Riesling Sauvignon Blanc Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 343384
Domaine D’Or White
Canada | 4000 mL | Now: $ 30.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 106179

 

 

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

PINOT NOIR
Patriarche Pinot Noir Vdp
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 9.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 522649
Mirassou Pinot Noir
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 185249
Mike Weir Pinot Noir Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 15.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 75
The 2009 Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir is light bodied, fruity to INTEGRATED wine with nice aromas of rosehip, chocolate and oak on the nose and light raspberry on the palate. Tannins are subtle and the finish is medium to long (decant for 1 hour) and a bit sweet. Drink now or hold upright (screw cap) for 1 to 2 years. My impression: NICE, 89 pts – liked, but you can get as complex Pinot Noir from our backyard. Tasted Oct/11.
Score 89 | New Zealand | 750 mL | Now: $ 19.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 146548
NEBBIOLO
Fontanafredda Barolo Docg
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 27.00 | Save: $ 3.00 | LCBO 20214
MERLOT
Copper Moon Merlot
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 8.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 173526
Jackson-Triggs Merlot
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 8.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 383711
Cent’Are Nero D’Avola – Merlot
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 323543
Konzelmann Merlot Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 439281
Cottage Block Merlot Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 303149
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
35 South Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva
Chile | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.05 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 170019
Fetzer Cabernet Sauvignon
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 336974
The 2010 Cousiño Macul Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon is a medium bodied, fruity wine, with appealing aromas of strawberry and raspberry on the nose and the palate. It has smooth tannins (decant for 30 min) and a medium-strawberry finish. Drink now or hold short term; food friendly. My impression: NICE, 88-89 pts. Tasted Nov/12.
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The 2009 Cousiño Macul Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon is a light to medium bodied, integrated wine, with nice aromas of strawberry, red currant, coffee fruit and smoke. It has a nice structure with refined tannins (decant from 15 to 60 min) and a medium finish. Drink now or hold short term. My impression: NICE, 89 pts – it is sold at the general section and for just a right price that was discounted to $15.45. Tasted Jan/12.
Score 88-89 | Chile | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 212993
Wyndham Est Bin 444 Cab Sauv
Australia | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 110486
Beringer Founders’ Estate Cab Sauv
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 15.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 534263
Jackson-Triggs Cabernet Sauvignon
Canada | 1500 mL | Now: $ 15.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 331025
The 2011 Wente Cabernet Sauvignon Southern Hills, aged in American, French and Eastern European Oaks for 14 months, has intense aromas of blackberry, black cherry, black currant and vanilla on the nose and figs, oak and vanilla on the palate. It is a medium to full bodied, extra-dry, fruity to integrated wine, with checked acidity, refined tannins and a long and smooth finish. It is food friendly or enjoy it as a sipper; drink now to 2020+. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 89-90 pts – recommended buy based on quality to price ratio. Tasted at Churchill Cellars Portfolio tasting May/13.
Score 90 | USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 15.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 301507
Domaine Hatzimichalis Cabernet Sauvignon
Greece | 750 mL | Now: $ 16.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 538074
Woodbridge By Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon
USA | 1500 mL | Now: $ 20.95 | Save: $ 3.00 | LCBO 258509
TEMPRANILLO
Beronia Tempranillo Rioja
Spain | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.15 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 243055
Campo Viejo Rioja Tempranillo
Spain | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.90 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 342006
This is a review for the 2006 vintage: This integrated, medium to full bodied wine Rioja has aromas of cherry, oak and vanilla. It has refined tannins and a medium to long finish. It is good to drink now or can improve with 3-5 years in the cellar. My impression: BEAUTIFUL. Tasted Jan/10.
Score 88 | Spain | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 144493
BARBERA
Bersano Costalunga Barbera D’Asti Doc
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.00 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 348680
MALBEC
Pascual Toso Malbec
Argentina | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 35170
Red Rock Malbec Reserve
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 284315
SYRAH/SHIRAZ
Naked Grape Shiraz
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 8.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 665216
Pelee Island Shiraz
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 8.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 621201
Mcguigan Black Label Shiraz
Australia | 750 mL | Now: $ 9.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 325787
Lindemans Bin 50 Shiraz
Australia | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 145367
French Cross Shiraz Bag In Box
Canada | 4000 mL | Now: $ 38.95 | Save: $ 3.00 | LCBO 669457
Jackson-Triggs Shiraz Bag In Box
Canada | 4000 mL | Now: $ 39.95 | Save: $ 3.00 | LCBO 270934
ZINFANDEL/PRIMITIVO
Luccarelli Primitivo Puglia Igt
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 9.00 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 253856
TRADITIONAL
Fazi Battaglia Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 24422
Fontella Chianti Docg
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.05 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 230797
Straccali Chianti Docg
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 621227
Caparzo Sangiovese Toscana
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 361022
Gabbiano Chianti Docg
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 78006
Enzo Vincenzo Valpolicella Ripasso Doc
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.10 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 194118
BLENDS
20 Bees Cabernet Merlot Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 9.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 6395
Crush Red Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 234294
Family Series Cabernet Merlot Vqa Peller Estates
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 58628
Torres Sangre De Toro
Spain | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.25 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 6585
Jacob’S Creek Shiraz Cab Sauv
Australia | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 106377
Dare Red Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 213967
La Posta Cocina Tinto Blend
Argentina | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.45 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 269860
Union Red Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 197152
D’Arenberg The Stump Jump Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvèdre
Australia | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 173294
Apothic Red
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 234369
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 2008 | USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 15.50 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 310391
Pelee Island Shiraz Cabernet
Canada | 1500 mL | Now: $ 16.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 637207
Two Oceans Cab Sauv/Merlot
South Africa | 1500 mL | Now: $ 17.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 413062

 

 

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

Dolin Vermouth Rouge
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 370841
Noval Fine Tawny Port
Portugal | 750 mL | Now: $ 15.70 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 309765
The 2008 Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Port has intense aromas of black cherry, prune, caramel and light walnut. It is a full bodied, sweet, integrated fortified wine; with balanced sweetness, forward acidity, subtle tannins (no need for decanting) and a medium to long, non-syrupy finish. Drink as an aperitif, drink now – 2018+. My impression: quite NICE, 89 points – recommended for its quality and value. Tasted in September 2013 at iYellow’s Taylor Fladgate Port Party
Score 89 | Portugal | 750 mL | Now: $ 17.55 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 46946
E&J Xo Brandy
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 25.70 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 314286

 

 

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

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

Baron Herzog Chardonnay Kpm
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 16.50 | Save: $ 1.00 | VINTAGES 201806

 

 

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

De Sousa Seasons Reserve Meritage 2011
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | VINTAGES 315911
Kaiken Malbec (V)
Argentina | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | VINTAGES 58339
Barkan Classic Petite Syrah Kp M
Israel | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.70 | Save: $ 1.00 | VINTAGES 613141
Baron Herzog Cabernet Sauvignon Kpm
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | VINTAGES 898569
Flat Rock Twisted
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 15.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | VINTAGES 1578
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: $ 15.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | VINTAGES 425488
Lakeview Cellars Cabernet Merlot Reserve 2011
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 15.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | VINTAGES 367060
Ravenswood Vintners Blend Old Vine Zinfandel
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 15.95 | Save: $ 3.00 | VINTAGES 359257
Flat Rock Cellars Pinot Noir
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 18.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | VINTAGES 1545
Chanson Père & Fils Le Bourgogne Pinot Noir
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 19.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | VINTAGES 50575
Mitolo Jester Shiraz
Australia | 750 mL | Now: $ 21.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | VINTAGES 659607
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 | 750 mL | Now: $ 36.95 | Save: $ 3.00 | VINTAGES 433417

 

 

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