OTTAWA -- > District 7 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Monterey County, California, United States

District 7 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from sustainably and estate grown wine grapes from the Monterey County, Central Coast wine region. This is a great value, medium-plus-bodied Cali Cab under $20 with dark plum, black currant, mocha, leather and dried herb aromas on the nose. Smooth on the palate with dark berry, black fruit, chocolate and spicy, leathery hints on the finish. Tannins are soft and inviting. This vintage was aged 10 months in French, American, and Hungarian oak barrels (30% new).

Alcohol: 13%
Sweetness: Dry
Drink: 2021-2026
Best Beef Wine
Price: $17.95
Score: 88/100
LCBO: 10473

Ohh! Poitou Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Haut-Poitou, Loire A.P., France

Produced by Lacheteau Ohh! Poitou 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is dry, medium-bodied with aromas of white floral, tropical fruit, leafy and citrus flavours on the palate. This is a vibrant, lean, well-priced Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire. Chill and pour with fish and seafood dishes or herbed goat cheese on baguette.

Alcohol: 12.8%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2021-2022
Splendid Salad Wine
Price: $16.95
Score: 89/100
LCBO: 635854

LeftField Gisborne Albariño 2019

Gisborne, North Island, New Zealand

I love Albariño and I love this 100% Albariño from Gisborne, North Island, New Zealand. Leftfield 2019 is rich and weighty with ripe peach, lemon curd, fine herb fresh and so zesty on the palate. Chill and enjoy now with seafood.

Alcohol: 13%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2021-2022
Sensational Shellfish Wine
Price: $19.95
Score: 92/100
LCBO: 17551

Tesch Karthäuser Riesling Trocken 2018

Nahe Qualitätswein, Germany

Tesch Karthäuser 2018 Riesling is a dry, floral and fine herb Nahe Qualitätswein. Love the mild petrol, fine herb, lime zest, white pepper and ripe yellow apple flavours on this mouth-watering Riesling. Give it a year in cellar and pour in 2022 with grilled pork chops or tenderloin en croute.

Alcohol: 13%
Sweetness: Dry
Drink: 2022-2030
Voluptuous Veal Wine
Price: $34.95
Score: 94/100
LCBO: 18238

Palatine Hills Estate Winery Wild & Free Pinot Grigio 2017

Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Lovely, vibrant Niagara white wine. Juicy, mouth-watering acidity. Wild And Free 2017 Pinot Grigio is a small batch PG from the Palatine Hills in Ontario wine region. Off-dry with bright green apple, pear, melon, white pepper and citrusy flavours on the palate. Chill and enjoy with grilled fish, calamari or fish tacos.

Sweetness: Dry
Cool Creamy Cheese Wine
Price: $19.95
Score: 89/100
LCBO: $19.95