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SAN RAFFAELE MONTE TABOR ORGANIC PINOT GRIGIO 2013 :: ITALY
VINTAGES 204768 | 750 mL bottle | $14.95 | drink now
Pale straw. Full of peaches, apricots, melon. Good fruit concentration and length. Enjoy as an apéritif and with seafood and sushi.
CHAKANA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013 :: ARGENTINA
VINTAGES 663161 | 750 mL bottle | $14.95 | drink now
Deep ruby purple,intense and rich with blackcurrant, oak and spice, hints of chocolate. Concentrated with a sweet, ripe and full mid-palate, and great length. Calls for rare steak.
DOMINIO DE TARES CEPAS VIEJAS DO BIERZO 2009 :: SPAIN
VINTAGES 379891 | 750 mL bottle | $29.95 | drink&hold | 95+Decanter, #8 wine for 2013 Decanter
Bright cherry red with violet tinges.From over 60YO vines, powerful nose full of cherries and raspberries, plus toasted layers of chocolate,vanilla and licorice. Smooth and full-bodied, yet elegant and very well-balanced, with a long finish.
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GRUHIER CRÉMANT DE BOURGOGNE EXTRA BRUT 2010 :: FRANCE
VINTAGES 375428 | 750 mL bottle| $20.95 drink now | Beppi Crosariol 91
Beppi Crosariol’s Note:The core is sweet lemon pastry but the wine is bone-dry,with a lovely whiff of bread dough and a satisfyingly chalky texture. Complex and balanced, this is serious French bubbly for half the price of entry-level Champagne.The Globe & Mail, June 21, 2014.
THE ROYAL OLD VINES STEEN CHENIN BLANC 2013 :: SOUTH AFRICA
VINTAGES 376871 | 750 mL bottle | $13.95 | drink now or hold | 90 Robert Parker
Ripe fresh pear and honeyed layers on the nose, dry and lush with a slight spritz and saltiness, pleasant and subtle butterscotch on the finish. Easy to like, buy by the case.
JEAN-MAX ROGER CUVÉE CM. SANCERRE 2012 :: FRANCE
VINTAGES 196667 | 750 mL bottle | $27.95 | drink now or hold | 5 STARS Rod Phillips
Delightful notes of Elderflower water with a touch of spice, zesty and refreshing with medium-fullness throughout the crisp and zingy finish.
MAIPE RESERVE CHARDONNAY/VIOGNIER 2013 :: ARGENTINA
VINTAGES 379073 | 750 mL bottle | $15.95 | drink
Pale straw and loaded with floral and pineapple layers, rich and full with great length, incredible value at $15.95.
CHÂTEAU DE TREVIAC CORBIERES 2011 :: FRANCE
VINTAGES 670505 | 750 mL bottle | $17.95 | drink or hold
Deep purple/black, full of mixed berries and herbes de Provence, dry and full with a sweet centre,and a very long finish. Delicious with hearty meat stews or charcuterie and cheese.
MAIPE RESERVE MALBEC 2012 :: ARGENTINA
VINTAGES 247320 | 750 mL bottle | $14.95 | drink | 91 Robert Parker
Deep ruby,smoky black fruit, plum, exotic spice, hints of violets and chocolate. Round and fleshy and licorice layers on the full finish. Perfect at a BBQ.
CHAKANA MALBEC 2013 :: ARGENTINA
VINTAGES 3509 | 750 mL bottle | $14.95 | drink | 16/20 RH on Jancis Robinson
Deep ruby,lovely notes of blueberries, floral tones and very elegant structure on the palate, absolutely terrific value and punches way above its weight at $14.95.