LTO – 2014 September

LIMITED TIME OFFER: September 15th to October 12th 2014

 

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

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

SAUVIGNON BLANC
Juno Sauvignon Blanc
South Africa | NOW $9.85 WAS $11.85 LCBO# 370312
Jackson-Triggs Black Series Sauvignon Blanc VQA
Canada | NOW $10.95 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 58438
Summer Shack Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Australia | NOW $11.95 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 358986
Trius Sauvignon Blanc VQA
Canada | NOW $12.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 221804
Mike Weir Sauvignon Blanc VQA
Canada | NOW $13.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 686972
Cave Spring Sauvignon Blanc VQA
Canada | NOW $14.95 WAS $15.95 LCBO# 529933
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 | NOW $15.95 WAS $17.55 LCBO# 293043
Jackson-Triggs Sauvignon Blanc
Canada | NOW $15.95 WAS $17.95 LCBO# 399428
Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc
South Africa | NOW $16.45 WAS $18.95 LCBO# 413070
French Cross Sauvignon Blanc
Canada | NOW $35.95 WAS $38.95 LCBO# 623322
PINOT GRIGIO
Copper Moon Pinot Grigio
Canada | NOW $8.95 WAS $9.95 LCBO# 158303
Naked Grape Pinot Grigio
Canada | NOW $8.95 WAS $9.95 LCBO# 99184
Woodbridge By Robert Mondavi Pinot Grigio
USA | NOW $9.95 WAS $11.95 LCBO# 523431
Skinnygrape Pinot Grigio
Canada | NOW $10.95 WAS $11.95 LCBO# 283804
Voga Pinot Grigio IGT
Italy | NOW $12.60 WAS $13.60 LCBO# 669226
Folonari Pinot Grigio
Italy | NOW $12.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 229542
French Cross Pinot Grigio
Canada | NOW $14.95 WAS $16.95 LCBO# 669473
Jackson-Triggs Pinot Grigio Bag in Box
Canada | NOW $39.95 WAS $42.95 LCBO# 270959
PINOT GRIS
Pfaff Pinot Gris
France | NOW $13.80 WAS $15.80 LCBO# 362087
RIESLING
Henry Of Pelham Riesling VQA
Canada | NOW $12.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 268375
Angels Gate Sussreserve Riesling VQA
Canada | NOW $12.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 620104
Sandbanks Riesling VQA
Canada | NOW $13.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 139022
Sawmill Creek Riesling Bag in Box
Canada | NOW $33.95 WAS $36.95 LCBO# 317537
VIDAL
Jackson-Triggs Vidal
Canada | NOW $13.95 WAS $16.00 LCBO# 276394
MOSCATO
Pelee Island Moscato
Canada | NOW $9.95 WAS $10.95 LCBO# 274498
CHARDONNAY
Jackson-Triggs Chardonnay
Canada | NOW $8.95 WAS $10.05 LCBO# 328518
Inniskillin Unoaked Chardonnay VQA
Canada | NOW $9.95 WAS $11.95 LCBO# 66266
Lindemans Bin 65 Chardonnay
Australia | NOW $9.95 WAS $10.95 LCBO# 142117
Peller Estates Family Series Chardonnay VQA
Canada | NOW $9.95 WAS $10.95 LCBO# 582825
Veramonte Reserva Chardonnay
Chile | NOW $11.45 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 320788
Rosehall Run Liberated Chardonnay VQA
Canada | NOW $12.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 303776
Mike Weir Chardonnay VQA
Canada | NOW $13.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 26
The Dreaming Tree Chardonnay
USA | NOW $14.95 WAS $16.95 LCBO# 364265
Vintage Ink Rite of Passage Chardonnay
Canada | NOW $14.95 WAS $16.95 LCBO# 245712
Pelee Island Chardonnay VQA
Canada | NOW $16.45 WAS $17.95 LCBO# 393751
TRADITIONAL
Ruffino Orvieto Classico
Italy | NOW $9.45 WAS $11.45 LCBO# 31062
BLENDS
Bodacious Smooth White
Canada | NOW $8.95 WAS $9.95 LCBO# 339168
XOXO Pinot Grigio Chardonnay
Canada | NOW $8.95 WAS $9.95 LCBO# 58677
Bend In The River Qualitatswein
Germany | NOW $9.95 WAS $10.95 LCBO# 501080
Open Riesling-Gewurztraminer VQA
Canada | NOW $10.45 WAS $11.95 LCBO# 134965
Lucky Stones White VQA
Canada | NOW $10.45 WAS $11.95 LCBO# 308841
Open Smooth White VQA
Canada | NOW $10.45 WAS $11.95 LCBO# 387050
Pelee Island Gewurztraminer Riesling VQA
Canada | NOW $10.95 WAS $11.95 LCBO# 109991
Cottage Block Sauvignon Blanc Riesling VQA
Canada | NOW $11.95 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 296574
Brazos De Los Andes White Blend
Argentina | NOW $12.90 WAS $13.90 LCBO# 369660
Union White VQA
Canada | NOW $12.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 197145
The Underdog White VQA
Canada | NOW $12.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 248476
Sibling Rivalry White VQA
Canada | NOW $12.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 126144
Skinnygirl White Wine
USA | NOW $12.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 307991
Sawmill Creek Pinot Grigio Chardonnay
Canada | NOW $13.95 WAS $16.00 LCBO# 187195
Cave White VQA
Canada | NOW $13.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 305128
Sawmill Creek Dry White
Canada | NOW $30.95 WAS $33.95 LCBO# 68577
French Cross Dry White
Canada | NOW $31.95 WAS $34.95 LCBO# 589051

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

PINOT NOIR
Pelee Island Pinot Noir
Canada | NOW $9.45 WAS $10.95 LCBO# 45617
Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir
Chile | NOW $9.95 WAS $10.95 LCBO# 341602
Konzelmann Pinot Noir VQA
Canada | NOW $11.95 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 200584
Gnarly Head Pinot Noir
USA | NOW $12.80 WAS $14.80 LCBO# 358911
Stoney Ridge Pinot Noir VQA
Canada | NOW $12.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 156125
Alvar Pinot Noir VQA
Canada | NOW $13.95 WAS $15.95 LCBO# 458521
Inniskillin Pinot Noir VQA
Canada | NOW $13.95 WAS $15.95 LCBO# 261099
The 2010 Earth & Sky Pinot Noir has appealing aromas of faint clove, pepper, oak and subtle minerality on the nose and more pronounced raspberry and bilberry and earthy notes on the palate. It is a light bodied, extra-dry, fruity wine, with subdued acidity, strong tannins (decant for 1+ hours) and a medium finish. This is a strong cheese friendly wine, drink now-2016. Rated 86 pts and tasted in August/13.
Score 86 |Canada | NOW $14.95 WAS $15.95 LCBO# 343368
Matua Marlborough Pinot Noir
New Zealand | NOW $15.80 WAS $17.80 LCBO# 358952
Rosehall Run Defiant Pinot Noir VQA
Canada | NOW $16.95 WAS $18.95 LCBO# 307769
CABERNET FRANC
Vineland Cabernet Franc VQA
Canada | NOW $12.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 594127
Sandbanks Estate Cabernet Franc VQA
Canada | NOW $13.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 177485
MERLOT
Santa Carolina Reserva Merlot
Chile | NOW $10.95 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 324590
G. Marquis The Red Line Merlot VQA
Canada | NOW $10.95 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 274662
Lighthouse Merlot VQA
Canada | NOW $11.45 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 612622
Girls’ Night Out Merlot VQA
Canada | NOW $11.95 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 89847
Fat Bastard Merlot VdP
France | NOW $12.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 610857
Inniskillin Merlot VQA
Canada | NOW $13.95 WAS $15.95 LCBO# 188177
Michel Lynch Bordeaux Merlot
France | NOW $14.75 WAS $17.75 LCBO# 361550
Jackson-Triggs Merlot
Canada | NOW $15.95 WAS $17.95 LCBO# 377820
Pelee Island Merlot
Canada | NOW $16.45 WAS $17.95 LCBO# 594168
Copper Moon Merlot Bag-in-Box
Canada | NOW $37.95 WAS $40.95 LCBO# 350959
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Kittling Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon
Canada | NOW $7.45 WAS $8.95 LCBO# 351056
French Cross Cabernet Sauvignon
Canada | NOW $7.95 WAS $8.95 LCBO# 313643
Copper Moon Cabernet Sauvignon
Canada | NOW $8.95 WAS $9.95 LCBO# 347443
Konzelmann Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Canada | NOW $11.95 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 112946
Trius Cabernet Sauvignon VQA
Canada | NOW $12.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 587956
Sterling Vintner’s Cabernet Sauvignon
USA | NOW $13.95 WAS $15.95 LCBO# 56366
Sawmill Creek Cabernet Sauvignon
Canada | NOW $13.95 WAS $16.00 LCBO# 353912
Pelee Island Cabernet
Canada | NOW $15.30 WAS $16.30 LCBO# 393769
Raymond Family Classic Cabernet Sauvignon
USA | NOW $16.95 WAS $18.95 LCBO# 269761
TEMPRANILLO
Faustino VII Tempranillo Rioja
Spain | NOW $10.95 WAS $12.65 LCBO# 315234
Hoya de Cadenas Reserva Tempranillo
Spain | NOW $11.65 WAS $12.65 LCBO# 620989
Raimat Castell De Raimat Tempranillo
Spain | NOW $11.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 372177
Beronia Tempranillo Rioja
Spain | NOW $12.00 WAS $13.00 LCBO# 243055
Campo Viejo Rioja Tempranillo
Spain | NOW $12.95 WAS $14.45 LCBO# 342006
MALBEC
Argento Malbec
Argentina | NOW $8.95 WAS $9.95 LCBO# 591693
Graffigna Centenario Reserve Malbec
Argentina | NOW $12.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 230474
SYRAH/SHIRAZ
Review for older vintage: The 2008 Wyndham Bin 555 Shiraz is full bodied, with fruity notes of black cherry, prune, cedar and coconut. Tannins are subtle to refined (decant for 15 min) and the finish is medium. The enclosure is a screw cap, hence I don’t recommend conventional cellaring, but can last up to 5 years if standing. My impression: NOTHING SPECIAL to NICE, 88 pts – worthwhile when on sale. Tasted Nov/10.
Score 88 |Australia | NOW $14.45 WAS $15.95 LCBO# 189415
French Cross Shiraz
Canada | NOW $14.95 WAS $16.95 LCBO# 669440
Obikwa Shiraz
South Africa | NOW $15.95 WAS $17.95 LCBO# 121756
Are You Game Shiraz
Australia | NOW $15.95 WAS $16.95 LCBO# 327320
Jackson-Triggs Shiraz
Canada | NOW $15.95 WAS $17.95 LCBO# 637728
Wolf Blass Grey Label Shiraz
Australia | NOW $29.95 WAS $34.95 LCBO# 390872
Naked Grape Shiraz
Canada | NOW $32.95 WAS $35.95 LCBO# 32946
GRENACHE/GARNACHA
Beso de Vino Old Vine Garnacha
Spain | NOW $8.95 WAS $9.95 LCBO# 253591
GAMAY NOIR
Eastdell Gamay Noir VQA
Canada | NOW $12.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 214890
BACO NOIR
Pelee Island Baco Noir VQA
Canada | NOW $18.45 WAS $19.95 LCBO# 79400
TRADITIONAL
Cellier des Dauphins Carte Noire Côtes du Rhône
France | NOW $9.95 WAS $11.45 LCBO# 110197
Mouton Cadet Rouge
France | NOW $12.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 943
Cheval Noir Bordeaux
France | NOW $16.95 WAS $17.95 LCBO# 361006
Cusumano Nero d’Avola
Italy | NOW $10.95 WAS $11.95 LCBO# 143164
Boeri Alfonso S.S
Italy | NOW $11.70 WAS $12.70 LCBO# 375113
Sartori Valpolicella Classico
Italy | NOW $11.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 378109
Illuminati Riparosso Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
Italy | NOW $14.20 WAS $14.40 LCBO# 269985
Negrar Ripasso Valpolicella Classico DOC
Italy | NOW $14.45 WAS $15.95 LCBO# 620831
Review for older vintage: The 2007 Ruffino Il Ducale is a medium bodied wine, with notes of integrated raspberry, cedar/thyme, coconut and vanilla. Tannins are refined (decant for 1 to 2 hours) and the finish is medium to long and smooth. Good to drink now and for the next 5 years. My impression: NICE, 88.5 pts – a bit costly in my view. Tasted Apr/11.
Score 89 |Italy | NOW $16.00 WAS $19.00 LCBO# 27797
Ruffino Chianti
Italy | NOW $24.95 WAS $27.95 LCBO# 42606
BLENDS
Pelee Pebbles Baco-Gamay-Zweigelt
Canada | NOW $8.45 WAS $9.45 LCBO# 270157
Pelee Island Monarch Red VQA
Canada | NOW $9.45 WAS $10.45 LCBO# 107763
20 Bees Cabernet Merlot VQA
Canada | NOW $9.95 WAS $10.95 LCBO# 6395
Bodegas Volcanes de Chile Summit Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah
Chile | NOW $9.95 WAS $10.95 LCBO# 350553
Black Cellar Shiraz Cabernet
Canada | NOW $9.95 WAS $10.95 LCBO# 355933
Yellow Tail Shiraz Grenache
Australia | NOW $10.95 WAS $11.95 LCBO# 28787
C’est La Vie! Pinot Noir Syrah
France | NOW $10.95 WAS $11.95 LCBO# 166934
Big House Red
USA | NOW $11.45 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 178632
Lucky Stones Red VQA
Canada | NOW $11.45 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 308833
Peninsula Ridge Cabernet Merlot VQA
Canada | NOW $11.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 261305
Hat Trick Red VQA
Canada | NOW $11.95 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 273854
Top Bench Red VQA
Canada | NOW $11.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 226811
Goats do Roam Goats In Villages Shiraz Pinotage
South Africa | NOW $11.95 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 350538
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 | NOW $12.40 WAS $13.90 LCBO# 369967
Singing Moon Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot VQA
Canada | NOW $12.45 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 435321
Jackson-Triggs Black Series Meritage VQA
Canada | NOW $12.45 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 526228
Union Red VQA
Canada | NOW $12.45 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 197152
Wolf Blass Red Label Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon
Australia | NOW $12.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 311795
Château des Charmes Generation Seven Red VQA
Canada | NOW $12.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 198036
Dan Aykroyd Cabernet Merlot VQA
Canada | NOW $12.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 53827
Reif Cabernet Merlot VQA
Canada | NOW $12.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 565713
Sandbanks Shoreline Merlot Cabernet VQA
Canada | NOW $13.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 159962
Review for older vintage: The 2010 – 14 Hands Hot To Trot Red is composed of Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvedre aged in French and American Oak for 6 months. It is a medium bodied, fruity to integrated wine, with pleasant aromas of cherry/black cherry, dark chocolate, oak and vanilla. It has refined tannins (decant for 15 min), is off-dry and has a long finish. This wine has a mass appeal – can be drunk with food or as a sipper, it will benefit from short term cellaring; drink 2012-2015. My impression: NICE, 88 pts. Tasted Oct/12.
Score 88 |USA | NOW $13.95 WAS $15.95 LCBO# 226522
Sandbanks Dunes Red VQA
Canada | NOW $13.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 346445
Cave Red VQA
Canada | NOW $13.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 305110
Wayne Gretzky Cabernet Merlot VQA
Canada | NOW $14.95 WAS $15.95 LCBO# 75689
Vintage Ink Mark of Passion Merlot/Cabernet VQA
Canada | NOW $15.95 WAS $17.95 LCBO# 250209
Coyote’s Run Five Mile Red VQA
Canada | NOW $15.95 WAS $16.95 LCBO# 283416
Two Oceans Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
South Africa | NOW $16.45 WAS $18.95 LCBO# 413062
Pelee Island Gamay Noir Zweigelt VQA
Canada | NOW $18.45 WAS $19.95 LCBO# 79426
French Cross Red Bag in Box
Canada | NOW $30.95 WAS $32.95 LCBO# 589069
Sawmill Creek Dry Red
Canada | NOW $30.95 WAS $33.95 LCBO# 68544
French Cross Cabernet Merlot
Canada | NOW $37.95 WAS $40.95 LCBO# 589036

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

Spumante Bambino Peach
Canada | NOW $7.95 WAS $8.95 LCBO# 329243
Sandbanks Rosé VQA
Canada | NOW $11.95 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 244616
Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava Sparkling
Spain | NOW $13.25 WAS $14.25 LCBO# 216960
Jackson-Triggs Méthode Cuve Close Sparkling VQA
Canada | NOW $13.45 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 217679
Codorniu Seleccion Raventos Pinot Noir Sparkling
Spain | NOW $14.45 WAS $15.95 LCBO# 370080
Voga Moscato Frizzante IGT
Italy | NOW $14.60 WAS $14.70 LCBO# 267781
Angels Gate Archangel Sparkling Chardonnay
Canada | NOW $22.95 WAS $23.95 LCBO# 227009
Paul Delane Cremant de Bourgogne Reserve
France | NOW $18.45 WAS $19.95 LCBO# 214981
Martini & Rossi Asti
Italy | NOW $24.40 WAS $25.40 LCBO# 153379
Sandeman Vau Vintage Port
Portugal | NOW $16.95 WAS $19.95 LCBO# 251090

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

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

Baron Herzog Chenin Blanc Kp M 2012
USA | NOW $11.95 WAS $12.95 VINTAGES# 206995
Bollini Pinot Grigio 2012
Italy | NOW $15.45 WAS $16.95 VINTAGES# 951319
Toasted Head Chardonnay (V)
USA | NOW $15.95 WAS $17.95 VINTAGES# 594341
Baron Herzog Sauvignon Blanc KPM
USA | NOW $17.65 WAS $17.90 VINTAGES# 898684
The 2012 Thirty Bench Riesling, harvested from old vines, has captivating aromas of wet stone minerality and typical Riesling notes of zest, gooseberry and oilyness (to stop short of using ‘petrol’ as a descriptor). It is a light to medium bodied, off-dry/medium-dry, fruity wine; with refreshing acidity and medium, finish. Enjoy with food or sip on its own; drink now and for the next few years (screw cap enclosure). My impression: NICE, 88-89 pts – recommended for its quality (and value if bought at the winery, since they are sold for $16.10 when 6 are bought). Brought by a friend who attended ‘Graze the Bench’ http://grapeselections.com/graze-the-bench/ (prices may have been only during the event) Tasted in Jun/14.
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The 2011 Thirty Bench WineMaker’s Riesling, sourced from younger vines throughout the property, is medium bodied, fruity wine, with appealing aromas of green apple and subtle floral notes. It is off-dry, has a nice minerality, refreshing acidity and a clean/refreshing medium/long finish. Food friendly or a sipper; drink now – 2020+.” My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 90 pts – >1000 cases produced. Tasted Dec/12.
Score 89 |Canada | NOW $17.95 WAS $18.95 VINTAGES# 24133
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 | NOW $18.45 WAS $19.95 VINTAGES# 342436
Tawse Sketches of Niagara Chardonnay
Canada | NOW $18.95 WAS $19.95 VINTAGES# 89037
Robert Mondavi Fumé Blanc 2012
USA | NOW $20.95 WAS $23.95 VINTAGES# 221887
An older vintage: The 2010 Louis Jadot Chardonnay Bourgogne is a medium bodied, fruity wine with appealing aromas of ripening apple and subtle oak. It has a nice acidity and a slightly sweet finish of medium length. Drink this food friendly wine for the next 2-4 years. My impression: NICE, 88 pts. Tasted Sept/12.
Score 88 |France | NOW $20.95 WAS $21.95 VINTAGES# 933077

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

Don Mendoza Reserve Merlot KPM
Argentina | NOW $10.45 WAS $11.45 VINTAGES# 29306
Perrin Réserve (V)
France | NOW $14.45 WAS $15.95 VINTAGES# 363457
Rocca delle Macìe Chianti Riserva
Italy | NOW $14.95 WAS $15.95 VINTAGES# 111641
Jeunesse Cabernet Sauvignon KPM
USA | NOW $15.50 WAS $16.50 VINTAGES# 78063
G. Marquis The Silver Line Pinot Noir 2011
Canada | NOW $16.95 WAS $19.95 VINTAGES# 258673
Review for older vintage: The 2010 Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon (a vintage without a release, yet not in an essential section and often on sale) has attractive notes of blackberry, prune, coconut and vanilla. It is full bodied, fruity, on the acidic side, with subtle to refined tannins (decant for 30-60 min) and a medium to long and smooth finish. Drink with heavy foods; drink now or cellar for 5+ more years. My impression: NICE, 89 pts. Tasted March/13.
Score 89 |USA | NOW $17.95 WAS $19.95 VINTAGES# 738823
Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon (V)
Australia | NOW $17.95 WAS $19.95 VINTAGES# 606624
Louis Jadot Bourgogne Pinot Noir
France | NOW $20.95 WAS $22.95 VINTAGES# 162073
Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon (V)
USA | NOW $32.95 WAS $37.95 VINTAGES# 352583
The 2010 Grand Cru Château Pipeau has intense notes of black cherry, pine, cigar box, clove, vanilla and faint leather. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, integrated wine; BALANCED with good acidity, grippy tannins (decant for 30+ min) and a long to extra-long finish. Enjoy this wine on-its-own; drink now – 2020+. My impression: BEAUTIFUL to DIVINE, 92+ pts – recommended for its quality. Tasted Nov/13.
Score 92 |France | NOW $35.95 WAS $38.95 VINTAGES# 302018
Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
Italy | NOW $46.95 WAS $49.95 VINTAGES# 413179
The 2011 Peju Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from Napa Valley, has attractive notes of stems, oak, black cherry, coconut and vanilla on the nose and stewed red currant, blackberry, dates and vanilla on the palate. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity wine; with checked acidity, dusty/grippy tannins and a medium to long finish. This is both, food friendly and sipping wine; drink now to 2018+. My impression: NICE, 89 pts. Tasted in Apr/14 at ‘California Wine Fair’ http://grapeselections.com/grapeselections/wine-reviews/.
Score 89 |USA | NOW $59.95 WAS $64.95 VINTAGES# 147314

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

Rodrigues Blueberry Wine K
Canada | NOW $16.75 WAS $17.75 VINTAGES# 337824
Kittling Ridge Vidal Icewine (V)
Canada | NOW $34.95 WAS $39.95 VINTAGES# 563247

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