LTO – 2015 April

LIMITED TIME OFFER: March 31st to April 26th 2015

 

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

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

SAUVIGNON BLANC
Pelee Island Blanc de Blanc VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $9.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 276170
Woodbridge By Robert Mondavi Sauvignon Blanc
USA | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $9.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 40501
Santa Rita Reserva Sauvignon Blanc
Chile | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $12.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 275677
Errazuriz Max Reserva Sauvignon Blanc
Chile | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 273342
Henry Of Pelham Sauvignon Blanc VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $13.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 430546
Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc
New Zealand | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $15.80 | 750 mL | LCBO# 308288
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 | New Zealand | SAVE $1.60 | NOW $15.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 293043
Jackson-Triggs Sauvignon Blanc
Canada | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $15.95 | 1500 mL | LCBO# 399428
Brancott Estate Letter Series B Sauvignon Blanc
New Zealand | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $17.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 278689
PINOT GRIGIO
Kittling Ridge Pinot Grigio
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $8.25 | 750 mL | LCBO# 351064
Bolla Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT
Italy | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $9.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 363622
Skinnygrape Pinot Grigio
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $10.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 283804
Graffigna Centenario Reserve Pinot Grigio
Argentina | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $11.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 164756
Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio
Italy | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 302380
Collavini Pinot Grigio
Italy | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $13.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 33340
Voga Pinot Grigio IGT
Italy | SAVE $1.25 | NOW $14.05 | 750 mL | LCBO# 669226
Kate Radburnd Sun Kissed Pinot Gris
New Zealand | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $14.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 359000
French Cross Pinot Grigio
Canada | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $14.95 | 1500 mL | LCBO# 669473
Jackson-Triggs Pinot Grigio Bag in Box
Canada | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $39.95 | 4000 mL | LCBO# 270959
PINOT BLANC
Konzelmann Pinot Blanc VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $11.15 | 750 mL | LCBO# 219279
GEWURZTRAMINER
Pelee Island Gewurztraminer
Canada | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $10.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 135970
RIESLING
Moselland Bernkasteler Kurfurstlay Riesling
Germany | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $9.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 15875
Pelee Island Lighthouse Riesling VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $10.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 145417
Reif Riesling VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 111799
Angels Gate Riesling VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 160523
Cattail Creek Riesling VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $13.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 241547
VIDAL
Pelee Island Monarch Vidal VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $16.45 | 1500 mL | LCBO# 594275
MOSCATO
Barefoot Moscato
USA | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $8.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 234351
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
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.
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The 2013 Strewn Chardonnay Barrel Aged has Icewine-like aromas of sweet apricot, honey, nuts and acacia on the nose and stewed pear, stewed gooseberry and intense oak + vanilla on the palate. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry/dry, fruity wine; OFF-BALANCE, slightly oxidized with checked acidity and a long, vanilla/oak dominated finish. Drink this wine with heavier, acidic foods; drink now (screw cap enclosure). My impression: NOTHING SPECIAL, 84 pts – long way off from the 2012 vintage that scored 88-89 pts. Tasted at ‘LTO Chardonnay Tasting
Score 88-89 & 84 | Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 522730
Vintage Ink Rite of Passage Chardonnay VQA
Canada | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $14.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 245712
The 2013 Dreaming Tree Chardonnay has pleasing aromas of Bartlett pear, lees, gooseberry and wood on the nose and green/yellow apple, pear, subtle lees, vanilla and subtle oak on the palate. It is a medium bodied, dry, fruity wine; with good acidity and a medium to long, soapy finish (allow to open for 30+ min). This is a food friendly wine as well as sipping wine; drink now and for the next 3-5 years (composite cork enclosure). My impression: NICE, 88 pts – recommended mainly for its value. Tasted at ‘LTO Chardonnay Tasting
Score 86-87 | USA | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $14.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 364265
Piat D’Or Chardonnay
France | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $15.95 | 1500 mL | LCBO# 163451
Latour Chardonnay Bourgogne
France | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $18.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 55533
Bouchard Père & Fils Petit Chablis
France | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $18.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 51466
William Fevre Champs Royaux Chablis
France | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $19.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 276436
TRADITIONAL
Pelee Island Monarch Vidal VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $16.45 | 1500 mL | LCBO# 594275
BLENDS
Strewn Two Vines Riesling Gewurztraminer VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $10.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 467662
Pelee Island Gewurztraminer Riesling VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $11.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 109991
Château des Charmes Generation Seven White VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $12.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 197988
Sibling Rivalry White VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 126144
Union White VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 197145
Silver Bay Riesling Gewurztraminer VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 372771
Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio & Verduzzo
Italy | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $14.00 | 750 mL | LCBO# 620773
Colio Dry White Bag in Box
Canada | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $29.95 | 4000 mL | LCBO# 306001
French Cross Dry White
Canada | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $31.95 | 4000 mL | LCBO# 589051

 

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

PINOT NOIR
Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir
Chile | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $9.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 341602
Pelee Island Pinot Noir
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $9.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 45617
Stoney Ridge Pinot Noir VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $12.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 156125
Pelee Island Alvar Pinot Noir Reserve VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $14.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 458521
Matua Marlborough Pinot Noir
New Zealand | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $15.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 358952
Bouchard Père & Fils Pinot Noir Bourgogne
France | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $16.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 605667
Rosehall Run Defiant Pinot Noir VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $17.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 307769
Chateau St. Jean Pinot Noir
USA | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $17.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 308221
CABERNET FRANC
Pelee Island Cabernet Franc VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $10.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 433714
MERLOT
Pelee Island Merlot
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $8.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 470823
Yellow Tail Merlot
Australia | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $9.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 625350
Fetzer Merlot
USA | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $11.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 341131
Fat Bastard Merlot VdP
France | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $13.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 610857
Cottage Block Merlot VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $13.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 303149
Jackson-Triggs Merlot
Canada | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $15.95 | 1500 mL | LCBO# 377820
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon
USA | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $14.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 392647
The Show Cabernet Sauvignon
USA | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $15.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 383885
Beringer Founders’ Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
USA | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $15.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 534263
Jackson-Triggs Cabernet Sauvignon Bag in Box
Canada | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $39.95 | 4000 mL | LCBO# 270884
TEMPRANILLO
Faustino VII Tempranillo Rioja
Spain | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $10.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 315234
Beronia Tempranillo Rioja
Spain | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $11.90 | 750 mL | LCBO# 243055
Not a full review: The 2011 Castillo de Almansa Reserva is a heavily manipulated, dry to off-dry wine. Not pleasant to drink. It doesn’t do justice to the previous vintages. My impression: DRINKABLE BUT WHY, 83 pts – not recommended.
Score 83 | Spain | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.00 | 750 mL | LCBO# 270363
Campo Viejo Rioja Tempranillo
Spain | SAVE $2.50 | NOW $12.25 | 750 mL | LCBO# 342006
Raimat Castell De Raimat Tempranillo
Spain | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 372177
The 2010 Montecillo Crianza Rioja, aged in oak for more than one year, has appealing aromas of sour cherry, cedar and wood on the nose and cranberry, pomegranate, sour cherry, wood and light vanilla on the palate. It is a light to medium bodied, extra-dry, integrated wine; with refreshing acidity, dusty tannins (decant for 15 min) and a medium to long, clean finish. This is a food friendly wine that can be sipped alone; it has a short aging potential – 2018+ (cork enclosure). My impression: NICE, 87-88 pts – recommended for its value. Tasted in Apr/15.
Score 87-88 | Spain | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $13.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 144493
MALBEC
Trivento Fair Trade Malbec
Argentina | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $10.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 160994
Trapiche Broquel Malbec
Argentina | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 234385
SYRAH/SHIRAZ
Lindemans Bin 50 Shiraz
Australia | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $10.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 145367
Pocketwatch Shiraz
Australia | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $13.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 187187
Wyndham Estate Bin 555 Shiraz
Australia | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $14.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 189415
GAMAY NOIR
Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Brouilly
France | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $15.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 213934
Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais
France | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $21.95 | 1500 mL | LCBO# 526327
BACO NOIR
Peller Estates Family Series Baco Noir VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $9.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 582841
Sandbanks Estate Reserve Baco Noir VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $18.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 225920
TRADITIONAL
Pessoa Da Vinha Reserva Douro
Portugal | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $11.20 | 750 mL | LCBO# 370411
Masi Bonacosta Valpolicella Classico Doc
Italy | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $13.00 | 750 mL | LCBO# 285585
Leonardo Chianti Fiasco
Italy | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $13.00 | 750 mL | LCBO# 372391
David Rocco Dolce Vita Chianti Docg
Italy | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $13.75 | 750 mL | LCBO# 385898
Folonari Valpolicella Ripasso Class Sup Doc
Italy | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $15.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 481838
Cesari Mara Valpolicella Ripass Superiore Doc
Italy | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $15.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 506519
Negrar Ripasso Val Classico Superiore Doc
Italy | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $16.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 620831
The 2010 Marchesi De’ Frescobaldi Chianti Nipozzano Riserva, aged in oak barriques for 27 months, has fruity aromas of cherry, raspberry and dusty wood on the nose and cherry on the palate. It is a light to medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity to integrated wine; with refreshing acidity, refined tannins (decant for 30 min) and a medium finish. This is a food friendly wine; drink now to 2018 (long cork enclosure). My impression: NICE, 87 pts. Tasted Apr/15.
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Earlier review: The 2010 Marchesi De’ Frescobaldi Chianti Nipozzano Riserva, composed of 92% Sangiovese, 4% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, has intense aromas of dried cherry, cedar, anise and oak on the nose and dried cherry and pomegranate on the palate. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity to integrated wine; with good acidity, dusty tannins and medium finish. It is food friendly; drink now – 2016+. My impression: NICE, 88 pts. Tasted at ‘Taste Italy 2013’ http://grapeselections.com/taste-italy-2013/ in Nov/13
The 2011 Frescobaldi Nipozzano Riserva, composed of 90% Sangiovese with the remainder made up of Malvasia Nera, Colorino, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon that was aged in oak barriques for 27 months; has notes of barnyard, sour cherry, blackberry and subtle coffee grinds on the nose and sour cherry, dates and overwhelming barnyard on the palate. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity wine; with good acidity, refined yes slightly dusty tannins (decant for 1 hour) and a medium finish. Drink this wine with food; it will benefit from cellaring for at least two more years (evolution potential of +1pts) – drink 2017-2020 (long cork enclosure). My impression: currently NOTHING SPECIAL, 86-87 pts (+1 Ep) pts. Tasted Apr/15.
Score 87-88 & 86-87 | Italy | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $18.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 107276
Chapoutier Rasteau AOC
France | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $17.50 | 750 mL | LCBO# 321539
BLENDS
J.P. Chenet Cabernet Syrah Pays d’Oc
France | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $9.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 90472
Black Cellar Shiraz Cabernet
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $9.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 355933
Pelee Island Gamay Noir Zweigelt VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $10.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 216028
The 2012 San Pedro 35° South Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot has appealing aromas of earthy dark red fruit. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity wine; unbalanced with somewhat lacking acidity, pronounced tannins and a medium finish. Drink with food; 2015 to 2018 (screw cap enclosure). My impression: NOTHING SPECIAL, 86-87 pts. Tasted at Wines of Chile 2013 tasting in October/13 – http://grapeselections.com/wines-of-chile-2013/
Score 87 | Chile | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $10.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 218859
Rib Shack Red Vintage Blend
South Africa | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $11.85 | 750 mL | LCBO# 392761
House Wine Co. Baco Cabernet Sauvignon VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $11.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 279521
Château des Charmes Generation Seven Red VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $12.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 198036
Sandbanks Dunes Red VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $13.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 346445
Diabolica Red Wine VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $14.90 | 750 mL | LCBO# 373001
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet
Australia | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $14.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 285544
Ménage à Trois Red
USA | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $14.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 308007
French Cross Cabernet Merlot
Canada | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $37.95 | 4000 mL | LCBO# 589036

 

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

Ogier Cotes du Ventoux Rose
France | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $11.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 134916
Cave Spring Dry Rose VQA
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $13.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 295006
Sogrape Mateus Rose
Portugal | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $15.45 | 1500 mL | LCBO# 12781
French Cross Blush Bag in Box
Canada | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $30.95 | 4000 mL | LCBO# 589028
Codorniu Brut Clasico Sparkling
Spain | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $12.40 | 750 mL | LCBO# 215814
Blu Giovello Prosecco
Italy | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $12.45 | 750 mL | LCBO# 85316
Mionetto Il Prosecco
Italy | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 588053
FIOL Prosecco Doc
Italy | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $13.60 | 750 mL | LCBO# 394577
Cave Spring Blanc de Blancs Brut Sparkling Wine
Canada | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $27.95 | 750 mL | LCBO# 213983

 

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

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

Patio 9 White
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $11.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 341693
Baron Herzog Chenin Blanc KPM
USA | SAVE $0.75 | NOW $12.40 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 206995
The 2013 Toasted Head Chardonnay (that comes in crooked bottle), contains a touch of Viognier and is aged in American, Eastern European and French Oak barrels for 9 months; has inviting aromas of luscious vanilla, oak, coconut, butter and yellow apple on the nose as well as the palate. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry/dry, integrated wine; BALANCED with surprisingly fresh acidity and an extra-long, wood imparted finish. This is a sipper if one is a big, oaky chard lover and will go well with cheeses; drink now to 2025 (composite cork enclosure). My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 89-90 pts – recommended for quality and value, but note that this wine doesn’t have much notable fruit and is quite oak influenced. Tasted at ‘LTO Chardonnay Tasting
Score 89-90 | USA | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $15.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 594341
Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc
New Zealand | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $16.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 316570
Vineland Estates Elevation St. Urban Vineyard Riesling 2012
Canada | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $16.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 38117
Wolfberger Signature Pinot Gris 2013
France | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $17.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 398172
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.
Score 89 | Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $17.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 24133
The 2012 Malivoire Chardonnay, aged in French Oak for 6 months, has sweet, seductive aromas of honey melon, Golden Delicious apples, limestone, and vanilla on the nose and both yellow and green apple, vanilla and oak on the palate. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity wine; BALANCED with fresh, yet round acidity and a medium to long finish. As the oak is subtle and not overpowering the fruit, this wine is food friendly and a great sipper; drink now and for the next 3-5 years (screw cap enclosure). My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 89-90 pts – recommended for its quality. Tasted at ‘LTO Chardonnay Tasting
Score 89-90 | Canada | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $17.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 573147
Kim Crawford East Coast Unoaked Chardonnay
New Zealand | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $17.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 991950
Waimea Estates Chardonnay 2012
New Zealand | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $18.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 650242
Mission Hill Reserve Chardonnay
Canada | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $19.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 545004

 

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

Zuccardi Santa Julia Magna 2012
Argentina | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $13.45 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 93799
Perrin Réserve
France | SAVE $1.50 | NOW $14.45 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 363457
Ravenswood Vintners Blend Old Vine Zinfandel
USA | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $15.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 359257
Concha y Toro Winemaker’s Lot 148 Carmenère
Chile | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $15.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 30957
Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon
USA | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $16.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 210047
Monte Zovo Sa’ Solin Ripasso Valpolicella
Italy | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $16.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 650713
Rocca delle Macìe Chianti Classico
Italy | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $16.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 741769
Baron Herzog Cabernet Sauvignon KPM
USA | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $17.45 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 898569
Irony Merlot
USA | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $17.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 183186
The Foreign Affair The Conspiracy
Canada | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $17.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 149237
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
Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Ivory Label Cabernet Sauvignon
USA | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $22.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 521021
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 $3.00 | NOW $36.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 433417

 

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

Inniskillin Vidal Icewine
Canada | SAVE $0.50 | NOW $7.45 | 50 mL | VINTAGES# 559302
Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo LBV Port 2009
Portugal | SAVE $3.00 | NOW $25.95 | 750 mL | VINTAGES# 398792

 

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~~~~~ BEER on SALE~~~~~

Rickard’s Red
Canada | SAVE $0.25 | NOW $2.20 | 473 | LCBO# 16907
Hockley Dark
Canada | SAVE $0.25 | NOW $2.50 | 473 | LCBO# 34660
Old Speckled Hen
United | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $9.55 | 4 x 500 | LCBO# 563601
Double Trouble – Hops and Robbers IPA
Canada | SAVE $0.25 | NOW $2.55 | 473 | LCBO# 285270
Innis & Gunn Original
United | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $13.95 | 6 x 330 mL | LCBO# 333591
Lake Of Bays Spark House
Canada | SAVE $0.30 | NOW $2.55 | 473 | LCBO# 380329
Guinness Draught
Ireland | SAVE $2.00 | NOW $19.95 | 8 x 440 | LCBO# 554469
Kronenbourg 1664
France | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.80 | 6 x 330 mL | LCBO# 6106
Beck’s
Germany | SAVE $0.20 | NOW $2.45 | 500 | LCBO# 322362
Bitburger Premium Pilsner
Germany | SAVE $0.25 | NOW $2.10 | 500 | LCBO# 394536
Miller Genuine Draft
USA | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $11.50 | 6 x 355 mL | LCBO# 693093
Busch
Canada | SAVE $0.50 | NOW $11.45 | 6 x 473 | LCBO# 696161
Sleeman Honey Brown Lager
Canada | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $10.95 | 6 x 341 mL | LCBO# 681411
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Canada | SAVE $0.50 | NOW $9.45 | 6 x 355 | LCBO# 921478
Moosehead Cracked Canoe
Canada | SAVE $1.20 | NOW $11.75 | 6 x 341 mL | LCBO# 121822
Estrella Damm Lager
Spain | SAVE $0.15 | NOW $2.20 | 500 | LCBO# 113183
Hop City Barking Squirrel Lager
Canada | SAVE $0.15 | NOW $2.75 | 473 | LCBO# 267773
Budweiser
Canada | SAVE $0.70 | NOW $12.80 | 6 x 473 | LCBO# 311787
Birra Moretti
Italy | SAVE $0.25 | NOW $2.25 | 500 | LCBO# 296889
HogsBack Vintage Lager
Canada | SAVE $0.20 | NOW $2.45 | 473 | LCBO# 289793
Hacker Pschorr Munich Gold Lager
Germany | SAVE $0.40 | NOW $2.05 | 500 | LCBO# 308403
Samuel Adams Boston Lager
USA | SAVE $0.15 | NOW $2.75 | 473 | LCBO# 365601
Coors Light
Canada | SAVE $1.10 | NOW $12.65 | 6 x 473 | LCBO# 300681
Lake Of Bays & NHLAlumni Top Shelf Classic Lager
Canada | SAVE $0.25 | NOW $2.15 | 473 | LCBO# 365767
Staropramen
Czech | SAVE $0.25 | NOW $2.40 | 500 | LCBO# 6668
Guinness Black Lager
Ireland | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.65 | 6 x 330 mL | LCBO# 331462
Heineken
Netherlands | SAVE $1.00 | NOW $12.75 | 6 x 330 mL | LCBO# 18
Czechvar Premium Lager
Czech | SAVE $0.40 | NOW $2.00 | 500 | LCBO# 148007
Stella Artois
Belgium | SAVE $0.80 | NOW $12.95 | 6 x 330 mL | LCBO# 487256
Sir Isaac’s Premium Pear Cider
Canada | SAVE $0.25 | NOW $2.50 | 473 | LCBO# 312843
Magners Pear Cider
Ireland | SAVE $0.10 | NOW $2.95 | 500 | LCBO# 279646

 

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