Chapoutier 2010   

Rasteau, Rhone Valley A.O.C., France

Full-bodied with big black fruit, smoke and tar on the nose and palate. Lots of layers and superb balance. Dry and satisfying. Terrific dinner party wine with hearty meat dishes.

Alcohol: 14.5%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2013-2016

Best Beef Wine     

Price: $18.95
Score: 90/100
LCBO: 321539


Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio 2013

Venezie I.G.T., Italy

Clean, crisp and dry Pinot Grigio at a great price! Works as an aperitif or companion to seafood and salads. Solid producer.

Alcohol: 12%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2013-2015

Splendid Salad Wine     

Price: $12.95
Score: 87/100
LCBO: 589101


Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon 2013     

California, United States

Terrific Californian Cabernet for the money! Wow. Cedar brush cassis and blackcurrant on the nose and palate. This would be a great party wine or wine for a wedding as it tastes a lot more expensive than it is and will please many palates as it's full-bodied and smooth but not heavy. Pair with hamburgers.

Alcohol: 13%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2012-2015

Heavenly Hamburger Wine

Price: $12.95
Score: 87/100
LCBO: 48611


Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel 2011

Paso Robles, California, United States

Full-bodied with rich dark fruit and a complex structure. Not as sweet as many zins: more concentrated and complex. This muscular Zinfandel reflects the warmth and richness of Paso Robles in southern California. Lots of bold black cherry, pepper and spice. Sourced from grapes grown in the warm foothills of the arid vineyards studded with oak trees.

Alcohol: 14.9%<
Sweetness: Dry
Drink: 2013-2016

Complete Cheese Pizza Wine

Price: $19.95
Score: 90/100
LCBO: 31781


Sterling Vineyards Vintner's Collection Merlot 2011

California, United States

A terrific Californian Merlot for the price point! Smooth, supple, full-bodied and mouth-filling with lusciously ripe flavours of black plum, cassis and blackberry. Just enough toasty oak to wrap up this package nicely. Pair with meat lovers' pizza.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2013-2016

Luscious Lamb Wine     

Price: $15.95
Score: 89/100
LCBO: 622837