La Linda Old Vines Malbec 2016

Mendoza, Argentina

Wine of the week - lindaA spicy, robust Argentine red wine made from the classic Malbec grape. Aromas of ripe blackberries, black plums, black pepper and smoke. The vines are planted at 960 metres above sea level in the Andes Ridge of the Mendoza region. Pair with a rare steak.

  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Drink: 2018-2021
  • Best Beef Wine
  • Price: $15.95
  • Score: 89/100
  • LCBO: 507442


Thirty Bench Winemaker's Blend 2016

Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Wine of the week - ThirtyProduced by winemaker, Emma Garner, Winemaker's Blend is a medium-plus-bodied Bordeaux blend from the Niagara Escarpment wine region. Over half of the wine is in Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The 2016 vintage is intense with layers of black cherry, black currant, earthy florals and smoky oak spice. Emma Garner took home Winemaker of the Year honours at the 2015 Ontario Wine Awards. Pair with lamb stew.

  • Alcohol: 13.2%
  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Drink: 2019-2024
  • Voluptuous Veal Wine  
  • Price: $24.95
  • Score: 89/100
  • LCBO: 320986


Versato Pinot Grigio 2017

Alto Adige D.O.C., Italy

Wine of the week - versatoA crisp, refreshing Italian white wine made from the classic Pinot Grigio grape. Aromas of lemongrass, chives, lime zest. Racy acidity for shellfish, seafood and field greens.

  • Alcohol: 13.8%
  • Sweetness: Extra Dry
  • Drink: 2019-2021
  • Scrumptious Seafood Wine
  • Price: $23.95
  • Score: 90/100
  • LCBO: 631648


Macmurray Chardonnay 2016

Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States

Wine of the week - macmurrayA super value, full-bodied Chardonnay from MacMurray Estate Vineyards in California's Russian River Valley. Ripe peaches, apricot, butter toffee and nutty flavours on the palate. Good acidity for roast chicken and turkey.


Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Cuvée Rosé 2011

Robertson W.O., South Africa

Wine of the week - bonAbsolutely superb sparkling wine from South Africa made in the classic Champagne method of the second fermentation in the bottle. This rosé is beautifully fragranced with small field berries and strawberries. This winery is located between the Breede River and Langeberg mountains in the Robertson region. The Bon Courage Wine Estate, owned by the Bruwer family for three generations, produced this bubbly made form 100% Pinot Noir grapes. It's named for the family's French Huguenot ancestors, the Bruéres, who came from the Loire Valley. Pair with seafood and field greens.

  • Alcohol: 11.5%
  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Drink: 2019-2022
  • Cool Creamy Cheese Wine  
  • Price: $24.95
  • Score: 91/100
  • LCBO: 630855