Tasting of LTO Chardonnays under $18

 

Oaked Chardonnay

In my view, oaked Chardonnays are perfect summer drink for around the pool or while relaxing on a patio later in the afternoon, not to forget mentioning that they make good transitory wines before switching to reds. This April 2015, the LCBO discounted number of interesting Chardonnays for their monthly ‘Limited Time Offer‘ (regular listings are part of this webpage) and so I took the opportunity to purchase and taste side-by-side 6 wines, of which four are on sale.

 

2015_LTO_Chardonnay_Tasting

 

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

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

LTO – 2014 August

LIMITED TIME OFFER: August 18th to September 14th 2014

 

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

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

SAUVIGNON BLANC
Jackson-Triggs Sauvignon Blanc
Canada | NOW $8.95 WAS $9.95 LCBO# 399410
Adobe Reserva Sauvignon Blanc Organic
Chile | NOW $10.95 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 266049
Errazuriz Max Reserva Sauvignon Blanc
Chile | NOW $13.95 WAS $15.95 LCBO# 273342
Henry Of Pelham Sauvignon Blanc VQA
Canada | NOW $13.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 430546
Giesen Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
New Zealand | NOW $16.95 WAS $17.95 LCBO# 308270
Sawmill Creek Sauvignon Blanc
Canada | NOW $33.95 WAS $36.95 LCBO# 309070
PINOT GRIGIO
Dunavar Pinot Grigio
Hungary | NOW $7.95 WAS $8.95 LCBO# 335422
Two Oceans Pinot Grigio
South Africa | NOW $8.75 WAS $10.25 LCBO# 295022
Pelee Island Pinot Grigio
Canada | NOW $8.95 WAS $9.95 LCBO# 621219
Fuzion Alta Torrontes Pinot Grigio
Argentina | NOW $8.95 WAS $9.95 LCBO# 168419
G. Marquis The Red Line Pinot Grigio VQA
Canada | NOW $9.95 WAS $11.95 LCBO# 276501
Blu Giovello Pinot Grigio
Italy | NOW $10.90 WAS $12.90 LCBO# 580183
Gabbiano Pinot Grigio IGT
Italy | NOW $11.45 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 77990
Graffigna Centenario Reserve Pinot Grigio
Argentina | NOW $12.45 WAS $13.45 LCBO# 164756
Collavini Pinot Grigio
Italy | NOW $12.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 33340
Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio
Italy | NOW $12.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 302380
Inniskillin Pinot Grigio VQA
Canada | NOW $13.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 348979
Beringer Founders’ Estate Pinot Grigio
USA | NOW $14.95 WAS $16.95 LCBO# 45641
Pondview Dragonfly Pinot Grigio VQA
Canada | NOW $14.95 WAS $16.95 LCBO# 260372
Pelee Island Pinot Grigio
Canada | NOW $15.45 WAS $16.95 LCBO# 614826
French Cross Pinot Grigio Bag in Box
Canada | NOW $37.95 WAS $40.95 LCBO# 669465
PINOT GRIS
Fielding Estate Pinot Gris VQA
Canada | NOW $16.95 WAS $18.95 LCBO# 223610
GEWURZTRAMINER
Angels Gate Gewurztraminer VQA
Canada | NOW $12.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 58594
RIESLING
Moselland Bernkasteler Kurfurstlay Riesling
Germany | NOW $9.95 WAS $10.95 LCBO# 15875
Deinhard Green Label Riesling
Germany | NOW $10.45 WAS $11.95 LCBO# 8094
Pelee Island Lighthouse Riesling VQA
Canada | NOW $10.95 WAS $11.95 LCBO# 145417
Cave Spring Riesling VQA
Canada | NOW $13.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 234583
MOSCATO
Woodbridge By Robert Mondavi Moscato
USA | NOW $9.95 WAS $11.95 LCBO# 199216
Fresh Wines Moscato
Canada | NOW $11.95 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 341776
Castello del Poggio Moscato
Italy | NOW $12.60 WAS $13.60 LCBO# 250498
Voga Moscato Frizzante IGT
Italy | NOW $12.70 WAS $14.70 LCBO# 267781
Bartenura Moscato
Italy | NOW $15.80 WAS $16.10 LCBO# 231779
CHARDONNAY
20 Bees Chardonnay VQA
Canada | NOW $9.95 WAS $10.95 LCBO# 4705
Lighthouse Chardonnay VQA
Canada | NOW $10.45 WAS $11.95 LCBO# 216044
Skinnygrape Chardonnay
Canada | NOW $10.95 WAS $11.95 LCBO# 283812
Peninsula Ridge Inox Chardonnay VQA
Canada | NOW $11.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 594200
Château des Charmes Barrel Fermented Chardonnay VQA
Canada | NOW $12.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 81653
O’Leary Chardonnay Unoaked VQA
Canada | NOW $13.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 307751
French Cross Chardonnay
Canada | NOW $14.00 WAS $16.00 LCBO# 297101
Are You Game Chardonnay
Australia | NOW $14.95 WAS $15.95 LCBO# 359984
Jackson-Triggs Chardonnay
Canada | NOW $15.95 WAS $17.95 LCBO# 328526
Latour Chardonnay
France | NOW $16.45 WAS $17.95 LCBO# 55533
Jacob’s Creek Chardonnay
Australia | NOW $17.95 WAS $19.95 LCBO# 170118
TRADITIONAL
La Vieille Ferme Cotes du Luberon
France | NOW $10.90 WAS $11.90 LCBO# 298505
Fazi Battaglia Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi
Italy | NOW $11.30 WAS $11.60 LCBO# 24422
Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio & Verduzzo
Italy | NOW $14.00 WAS $15.00 LCBO# 620773
Calvet Saint-Emilion
France | NOW $18.95 WAS $20.95 LCBO# 31898
BLENDS
The Beachhouse Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
South Africa | NOW $8.95 WAS $9.95 LCBO# 122390
Black Cellar Pinot Grigio Chardonnay
Canada | NOW $8.95 WAS $10.95 LCBO# 356006
Strewn Riesling Gewurztraminer VQA
Canada | NOW $10.95 WAS $11.95 LCBO# 467662
White House Riesling Pinot Grigio VQA
Canada | NOW $11.95 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 219022
Bear Flag Soft White Blend
USA | NOW $11.95 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 280867
Inniskillin Riesling Pinot Grigio VQA
Canada | NOW $12.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 145458
Megalomaniac Local Squeeze White VQA
Canada | NOW $12.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 357418
Ménage à Trois White
USA | NOW $13.95 WAS $16.95 LCBO# 308015
Kittling Ridge White Zinandel Vidal
Canada | NOW $13.95 WAS $15.95 LCBO# 593905

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

PINOT NOIR
Pelee Island Pinot Noir VQA
Canada | NOW $11.95 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 135939
Mirassou Pinot Noir
USA | NOW $12.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 185249
Silver Bay Pinot Noir VQA
Canada | NOW $13.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 372789
Albert Bichot Bourgogne Pinot Noir
France | NOW $14.45 WAS $15.95 LCBO# 166959
NEBBIOLO
Fontanafredda Barolo DOCG
Italy | NOW $27.00 WAS $30.00 LCBO# 20214
MERLOT
Pelee Island Merlot
Canada | NOW $8.95 WAS $9.95 LCBO# 470823
Jackson-Triggs Merlot
Canada | NOW $9.05 WAS $10.05 LCBO# 383711
Woodbridge By Robert Mondavi Merlot
USA | NOW $10.95 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 494492
Les Jamelles Merlot
France | NOW $11.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 245324
Peninsula Ridge Merlot VQA
Canada | NOW $12.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 61101
Cottage Block Merlot VQA
Canada | NOW $13.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 303149
Sawmill Creek Merlot Bag in Box
Canada | NOW $36.95 WAS $39.95 LCBO# 68569
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Nederburg Cabernet Sauvignon
South Africa | NOW $10.45 WAS $11.95 LCBO# 111526
Santa Rita Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
Chile | NOW $12.45 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 253872
Tic Tok Pocketwatch Cabernet Sauvignon
Australia | NOW $13.95 WAS $15.95 LCBO# 187179
Wolf Blass Yellow Label Cabernet Sauvignon
Australia | NOW $13.95 WAS $16.95 LCBO# 251876
Jackson-Triggs Cabernet Sauvignon
Canada | NOW $15.95 WAS $17.95 LCBO# 331025
Angus The Bull Cabernet Sauvignon
Australia | NOW $17.95 WAS $19.95 LCBO# 602615
TEMPRANILLO
Castillo de Almansa Reserva
Spain | NOW $10.95 WAS $11.95 LCBO# 270363
Torres Coronas Tempranillo
Spain | NOW $12.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 29728
Montecillo Reserva
Spain | NOW $17.45 WAS $18.95 LCBO# 621003
MALBEC
Riders Valley Malbec
Canada | NOW $8.95 WAS $9.95 LCBO# 370981
Trapiche Reserve Malbec
Argentina | NOW $10.95 WAS $11.95 LCBO# 614651
SYRAH/SHIRAZ
Lindemans Bin 50 Shiraz
Australia | NOW $10.95 WAS $11.95 LCBO# 145367
Yellow Tail Shiraz
Australia | NOW $21.75 WAS $23.75 LCBO# 20289
BACO NOIR
Sandbanks Estate Baco Noir VQA
Canada | NOW $13.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 110049
TRADITIONAL
Sogrape Vila Regia Reserve
Portugal | NOW $11.00 WAS $13.00 LCBO# 613950
Illuminati Riparosso Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
Italy | NOW $12.90 WAS $14.40 LCBO# 269985
Ruffino Chianti
Italy | NOW $12.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 1743
Pasqua Villa Borghetti Passimento Rosso
Italy | NOW $13.50 WAS $15.50 LCBO# 141952
Delaforce Tinto Douro
Portugal | NOW $13.65 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 332585
Chateau Ducla Bordeaux Superieur
France | NOW $13.95 WAS $15.95 LCBO# 255067
Cesari Mara Vino di Ripasso Valpolicella DOC
Italy | NOW $15.95 WAS $17.95 LCBO# 506519
Folonari Valpolicella Classico
Italy | NOW $19.95 WAS $21.95 LCBO# 26278
Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale DOCG
Italy | NOW $21.95 WAS $24.95 LCBO# 45195
Masi Costasera Amarone Classico DOC
Italy | NOW $36.95 WAS $39.95 LCBO# 317057
BLENDS
XOXO Shiraz Cabernet
Canada | NOW $8.95 WAS $9.95 LCBO# 16568
Bodacious Smooth Red
Canada | NOW $8.95 WAS $9.95 LCBO# 338855
Revolution Red
USA | NOW $9.95 WAS $10.95 LCBO# 292037
Pelee Island Gamay Noir Zweigelt VQA
Canada | NOW $10.45 WAS $11.95 LCBO# 216028
Peller Estates Family Series Cabernet Merlot VQA
Canada | NOW $11.95 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 58628
Strewn Two Vines Cabernet Merlot VQA
Canada | NOW $11.95 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 590109
Girls’ Night Out Cabernet/Shiraz VQA
Canada | NOW $11.95 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 134205
Bear Flag Smooth Red Blend
USA | NOW $11.95 WAS $12.95 LCBO# 226514
Yellow Tail Big Bold Red
Australia | NOW $11.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 350504
Paul Mas Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
France | NOW $12.95 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 293134
Dan Aykroyd Cabernet Shiraz VQA
Canada | NOW $12.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 74062
Cattail Creek Cabernet Merlot VQA
Canada | NOW $13.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 344135
Charles & Charles Red Blend
USA | NOW $13.95 WAS $15.95 LCBO# 363838
Ménage à Trois Red
USA | NOW $14.95 WAS $16.95 LCBO# 308007
The Dreaming Tree Crush Red Blend
USA | NOW $14.95 WAS $16.95 LCBO# 310391
French Cross Cabernet Merlot
Canada | NOW $14.95 WAS $16.95 LCBO# 607903
Pelee Island Shiraz Cabernet
Canada | NOW $16.45 WAS $17.95 LCBO# 637207
Dos Amigos Tinto Red
Canada | NOW $23.95 WAS $25.95 LCBO# 218891

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

Astoria Prosecco
Italy | NOW $12.45 WAS $13.95 LCBO# 593855
Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut
Spain | NOW $13.95 WAS $14.95 LCBO# 216945
Muskoka Lakes Cranberry Blueberry Wine
Canada | NOW $15.95 WAS $16.95 LCBO# 609719

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

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

Flat Rock Twisted (V)
Canada | NOW $15.95 WAS $16.95 VINTAGES# 1578
Baron Herzog Sauvignon Blanc KPM
USA | NOW $16.90 WAS $17.90 VINTAGES# 898684
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
New Zealand | NOW $17.95 WAS $19.95 VINTAGES# 35386
J. Lohr Riverstone Chardonnay (V)
USA | NOW $17.95 WAS $18.95 VINTAGES# 258699
Mike Weir Limited Edition Riesling 2012
Canada | NOW $21.95 WAS $22.95 VINTAGES# 229286

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

Terra d’Aligi Tatone Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Italy | NOW $14.95 WAS $15.95 VINTAGES# 994616
Talamonti Tre Saggi Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2011
Italy | NOW $14.95 WAS $15.95 VINTAGES# 204016
Julian Chivite Gran Feudo Reserva (V)
Spain | NOW $14.95 WAS $16.95 VINTAGES# 479014
Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages (V)
France | NOW $16.95 WAS $18.95 VINTAGES# 365924
Torres Gran Coronas Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva (V)
Spain | NOW $18.95 WAS $19.95 VINTAGES# 36483
7 Deadly Zins Old Vine Zinfandel
USA | NOW $19.95 WAS $24.95 VINTAGES# 59311

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

Lakeview Cellars Vidal Icewine (V)
Canada | NOW $18.95 WAS $20.95 VINTAGES# 522672
Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut Champagne
France | NOW $89.95 WAS $99.95 VINTAGES# 158550

LTO – 2014 July

LIMITED TIME OFFER: June 23rd to July 20th, 2014

 

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

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

ALIGOTE
The 2011 Château Des Charmes Aligoté, sourced from a single vineyard that was planted in 1991, has intense aromas of green apple, wet stones and faint hawthorn. It is light to medium bodied, dry, has subtle tannins, refreshing acidity and a medium, slightly woody finish. It is food friendly and can go well with not-too-hot foods. My impression: NICE, 88 pts – well priced, even without being on sale for $12.95. Tasted March/13.
Score 88 | Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 296848
SAUVIGNON BLANC
Mission Hill Five Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 145086
Sandbanks Sauvignon Blanc Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 15.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 355974
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 | 750 mL | Now: $ 15.95 | Save: $ 1.60 | LCBO 293043
Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc
South Africa | 1500 mL | Now: $ 16.45 | Save: $ 2.50 | LCBO 413070
Santa Carolina Reserva Sauvignon Blanc
Chile | 1500 mL | Now: $ 17.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 278127
PINOT GRIGIO
Copper Moon Pinot Grigio
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 8.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 158303
Pelee Island Pinot Grigio
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 8.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 621219
Yellow Tail Pinot Grigio
Australia | 750 mL | Now: $ 9.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 68254
Bolla Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie Igt
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 363622
Folonari Pinot Grigio
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 229542
Inniskillin Pinot Grigio Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 348979
Wayne Gretzky Pinot Grigio Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 326256
Voga Pinot Grigio Igt
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.25 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 669226
Jackson-Triggs Pinot Grigio
Canada | 1500 mL | Now: $ 15.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 22327
Pasqua Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie
Italy | 1500 mL | Now: $ 22.85 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 119388
PINOT GRIS
Red Rooster Pinot Gris Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 15.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 337196
GEWURZTRAMINER
Konzelmann Gewürztraminer Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 392357
RIESLING
Inniskillin Dry Riesling Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 83790
Sawmill Creek Riesling
Canada | 1500 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 2.05 | LCBO 263079
Gustave Lorentz Riesling Cuvee Amethyste
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 15.35 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 325159
VIDAL
Pelee Island Monarch Vidal Vqa
Canada | 1500 mL | Now: $ 16.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 594275
MOSCATO
Wine O’Clock Lively Moscato
Canada | 4×355 mL | Now: $ 8.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 370726
CHARDONNAY
Peller Estates Family Series Chardonnay Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 9.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 582825
Henry Of Pelham Estate Chardonnay Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 291211
Tic Tok Pocketwatch Chardonnay
Australia | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 187104
Les Coteaux Chardonnay
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.75 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 320424
Mike Weir Chardonnay Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 26
Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.45 | Save: $ 2.50 | LCBO 379180
Jackson-Triggs Chardonnay
Canada | 1500 mL | Now: $ 15.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 328526
Sandhill Chardonnay Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 16.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 157982
Joseph Drouhin Pouilly-Fuisse
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 24.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 361683
Sawmill Creek Chardonnay
Canada | 4000 mL | Now: $ 34.95 | Save: $ 3.00 | LCBO 68536
TRADITIONAL
Ruffino Orvieto Classico
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 9.25 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 31062
BLENDS
Xoxo Pinot Grigio Chardonnay
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 8.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 58677
Pelee Island Blanc De Blanc Vidal Chardonnay Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 9.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 276170
Pelee Island Eco Trail White Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 9.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 591719
Le Cirque Classique Sauvignon Blanc-Muscat
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 377093
Strewn Riesling Gewurztraminer Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 467662
Silver Bay Riesling Gewurztraminer Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 372771
Skinnygirl White Wine
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 307991
Coyote’S Run Five Mile White Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 195669
French Cross Dry White
Canada | 1500 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 2.05 | LCBO 289835
Malivoire Guilty Men White Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 192666
Sandbanks Shoreline White Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 177477
Colio Dry White Bag In Box
Canada | 4000 mL | Now: $ 29.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 306001

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

PINOT NOIR
Pelee Island Pinot Noir Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 135939
CABERNET FRANC
Pelee Island Cabernet Franc Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 433714
Inniskillin Cabernet Franc Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 317016
Tenuta S. Anna Cabernet Franc
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.55 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 338368
NEBBIOLO
Enrico Serafino Barbaresco
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 19.85 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 341156
MERLOT
Pelee Island Merlot
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 8.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 470823
G. Marquis The Red Line Merlot Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 274662
Open Merlot Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 140129
Yellow Tail Merlot
Australia | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 625350
Cottage Block Merlot Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 303149
Copper Moon Merlot Bag-In-Box
Canada | 4000 mL | Now: $ 37.95 | Save: $ 3.00 | LCBO 350959
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
French Rabbit Cabernet Sauvignon Carton
France | 1000 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 621680
House Wine Co. Baco Cabernet Sauvignon Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 279521
Domaine Du Rey Colombard Sauvignon
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.70 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 335372
Trius Cabernet Sauvignon Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 587956
Beringer Founders’ Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 15.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 534263
French Cross Cabernet Sauvignon
Canada | 4000 mL | Now: $ 36.95 | Save: $ 3.00 | LCBO 331371
TEMPRANILLO
Torres Coronas Tempranillo
Spain | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 29728
CARMENERE
The 2012 Terraustral PKNT Carmenere has intense aromas of eucalyptus, blackberry and stewed black fruits. It is a full-bodied, dry, fruity wine, with good acidity, refined tannins and a medium, chalky finish. Drink with food; drink now – 2016. My impression: NICE, 88 pts – recommended for its value. Tasted at Wines of Chile 2013 tasting in October/13 – http://grapeselections.com/wines-of-chile-2013/
Score 88 | Chile | 750 mL | Now: $ 9.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 191858
MALBEC
SYRAH/SHIRAZ
Peninsula Ridge Shiraz Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 70052
Wyndham Estate Bin 555 Shiraz
Australia | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 189415
Wolf Blass Yellow Label Shiraz
Australia | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 506691
Jackson-Triggs Shiraz Bag In Box
Canada | 4000 mL | Now: $ 39.95 | Save: $ 3.00 | LCBO 270934
SANGIOVESE
Ciao Sangiovese Organic Carton
Italy | 1000 mL | Now: $ 11.05 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 29090
ZINFANDEL
Grandi Mura Promovi Salento Primitivo
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.45 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 361469
GAMAY NOIR
Malivoire Guilty Men Red Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 192674
BACO NOIR
Sandbanks Estate Baco Noir Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 110049
Pelee Island Baco Noir Vqa
Canada | 1500 mL | Now: $ 18.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 79400
TRADITIONAL
Masi Valpolicella Doc
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.00 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 285585
Le Pezze Ripasso Classico Superiore
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.45 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 195966
Chateau Saint-Germain
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.45 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 152587
Fabiano Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 17.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 338350
Folonari Valpolicella Classico
Italy | 1500 mL | Now: $ 18.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 26278
Fazi Battaglia Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi
Italy | 1500 mL | Now: $ 19.50 | Save: $ 1.50 | LCBO 166348
Masi Costasera Amarone Classico Doc
Italy | 750 mL | Now: $ 36.95 | Save: $ 3.00 | LCBO 317057
BLENDS
Pelee Island Eco Trail Red Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 9.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 612465
35° South Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Organic
Chile | 750 mL | Now: $ 10.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 218859
Fuzion Organic Malbec Cabernet
Argentina | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 127456
Peninsula Ridge Cabernet Merlot Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 261305
Rosehall Run Sullyzwicker Red Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 114686
Bricklayer’S Predicament Cabernet-Merlot Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 371575
Henry Of Pelham Cabernet Merlot Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 504241
Diabolica Red Wine Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.90 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 373001
Mission Hill Five Vineyards Cabernet Merlot Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 15.45 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 145102
California Square Red Blend
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 16.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 356725
Jacob’S Creek Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon
Australia | 1500 mL | Now: $ 20.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | LCBO 19612

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

Sogrape Mateus Rose
Portugal | 750 mL | Now: $ 8.50 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 166
Girls’ Night Out Rose Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 89862
Cave Spring Dry Rose Vqa
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 13.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 295006
Henkell Trocken
Germany | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 122689
Williams & Humbert Dry Sack Sherry
Spain | 750 mL | Now: $ 12.30 | Save: $ 1.00 | LCBO 13565
Raynal Xo 15 Years Old Brandy
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 32.95 | Save: $ 2.50 | LCBO 116103
Courvoisier Vsop Cognac
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 79.80 | Save: $ 5.15 | LCBO 9902

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

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

Baron Herzog White Zinfandel Kpm
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 11.05 | Save: $ 1.00 | VINTAGES 891671
Hinterbrook Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 14.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | VINTAGES 359372
Mission Hill Reserve Chardonnay (V)
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 17.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | VINTAGES 545004
Milbrandt Traditions Riesling 2012
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 19.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | VINTAGES 366278
Henri Bourgeois Les Baronnes Sancerre (V)
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 22.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | VINTAGES 542548
La Chablisienne Vieilles Vignes Chablis (V)
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 22.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | VINTAGES 215525

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

Luigi Bosca Reserva Malbec (V)
Argentina | 750 mL | Now: $ 15.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | VINTAGES 79293
Kilikanoon Killerman’S Run Shiraz (V)
Australia | 750 mL | Now: $ 16.95 | Save: $ 3.00 | VINTAGES 925453
G. Marquis The Silver Line Pinot Noir 2011
Canada | 750 mL | Now: $ 17.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | VINTAGES 258673
Chanson Père & Fils Le Bourgogne Pinot Noir (V)
France | 750 mL | Now: $ 19.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | VINTAGES 50575
Milbrandt Traditions Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
USA | 750 mL | Now: $ 20.95 | Save: $ 1.00 | VINTAGES 237784
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 | 750 mL | Now: $ 35.95 | Save: $ 3.00 | VINTAGES 302018

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Lakeview Cellars Vidal Icewine (V)
Canada | 200 mL | Now: $ 18.95 | Save: $ 2.00 | VINTAGES 522672
Bulas Vintage Port 2009
Portugal | 750 mL | Now: $ 49.95 | Save: $ 7.00 | VINTAGES 363119