Château Peyros Cabernet Franc Tannat 2011

Madiran, South West A.C., France

Tanned leather and black fruit with a good grip on this full-bodied red wine. Great price. Perfect for hearty meat dishes. The quality designation for this wine is AC. This is a robust southern French red wine blend of 60% Tannat and 40% Cabernet grapes, both offering lots of tannic grip on the palate. Aromas of black raspberry, liquorice and clove-spice.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Drink: 2016-2019

Glorious Game Wine

Price: $16.95

Score: 90/100

LCBO:  208249


Château des Charmes St. David's Bench Vineyard Gamay Noir Droit 2015

St. David's Bench, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

The vines for this wine are planted on the side of ancient limestone slopes of the St. David's Bench Vineyard in glacial soils located furthest from the cooling temperatures of Lake Ontario and therefore benefiting from warmer temperatures and longer ripening. This clone of Gamay (Droit) is unique to this winery and is unoaked. A juicy Niagara red wine with lots of mouth-watering acidity on the palate of this made from the Gamay Noir Droit grape. Peppered raspberry with a full-bodied, supple texture and weight. Good price for this quality. 

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Drink: 2017-2020

Best Beef Wine 

Price: $17.95

Score: 89/100

LCBO:  346742


Ironstone Chardonnay 2015

Lodi, California, United States

Classically made Californian Chardonnay with balance and finesse, but it also reveals lip-smacking delicious flavours of green apple and butterscotch. The winemaking Kautz family was first to plant Chardonnay grapes in Lodi and that experience with the varietal shows. There's a crisp, refreshing finish. Crack it open tonight. Finishes with fleshy ripe tropical fruit flavours and toast. Almost full-bodied, lots of oak and butter with some peach fruit. Pair with roast chicken. This Californian from Ironstone is a consistent Chardonnay year after year. Pair with tuna steaks. The Ironstone Chardonnay is matured for 5 months in French oak barrels giving it a toasty finish.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Drink: 2016-2019

Charming Grilled Chicken Wine

Price: $17.95

Score: 90/100

LCBO:  355776


Loosen Bros. Dr. L Riesling 2015

Mosel Qualitätswein, Germany

One of the best values on the liquor store shelf. This lovely, floral, light-bodied German Riesling still packs lots of flavour. Serve chilled as an aperitif or companion to seafood.

Alcohol: 8.5%

Sweetness: Medium

Drink: 2015-2018

Plush Pork Wine 

Price: $13.95

Score: 89/100

LCBO:  599274


Joseph Cattin Rosé Pinot Noir Crémant D'alsace 

Alsace A.C., France

A refreshing, come-alive Crémant with great displays of white pear and green apple crispness. This is an amazing price for this sparkling wine. Great aperitif. This vibrant sparkling rosé wine is made from all Pinot Noir grapes which lends it a lovely salmon hue as well as notes of field raspberries. Dry and refreshing. Pair with shellfish.

Alcohol: 12%

Sweetness: Dry

Drink: 2015-2017

Sensational Shellfish Wine

Price: $18.95

Score: 90/100

LCBO:  264572