OTTAWA -- > Trius Distinction Gamay Noir 2020

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Trius Distinction 2020 Gamay Noir is excellent value under $20. Craig McDonald is the winemaker of this earthy, juicy berry fruit and spicy red from the Niagara Peninsula wine region. Craig suggests trying it "chilled on a hot summer day." Pour with cold roast beef sandwiches.

Alcohol: 13%
Sweetness: Dry
Drink: 2021-2023
Best Beef Wine
Price: $19.95
Score: 89/100
LCBO: 21323

Flipflop Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

California, United States

Mocha, toasty oak and chocolate from generous oak aging. Some sweet black plums on the palate. Pair with grilled meats.

Alcohol: 13%
Sweetness: Dry
Drink: 2018-2021
Heavenly Hamburger Wine
Price: $10.05
Score: 85/100
LCBO: 494179

Marcel Martin Le Droissy 2017

Vouvray, Loire A.C., France

An off-dry Vouvray Chenin Blanc with a lovely nose of ripe peach, white florals and mineral notes. So completely spring-fresh. Ripe peach, quince and white florals on the palate as well matched with a vibrant acidity. Balanced right across the board. Chill and enjoy with mildly-spiced seafood dishes.

Alcohol: 13%
Sweetness: Dry
Drink: 2019-2022
Scrumptious Seafood Wine
Price: $17.95
Score: 88/100
LCBO: 556555

Laurenz V. Friendly Grüner Veltliner 2019

Kamptal D.A.C., Austria

From Laurenz V. Friendly 2019 Gruner Veltliner is great value and indeed friendly at $20. Fresh on the palate the Gruner was been fermented in stainless-steel tanks to retain its vibrant acidity and is dry, medium bodied with fresh pear, melon, nutty, fine herb and lime-lemon citrus flavours creamy on the palate - just a perfect seafood wine.

Alcohol: 12.5%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2021-2024
Profound Pasta and Cream Sauce Wine
Score: 90/100
LCBO: 66225

Château Suduiraut Castelnau de Suduiraut Sauternes 2006

Sauternes, Bordeaux A.C., France

From the Bordeaux wine region, Castelnau De Suduiraut 2006 is the second wine of Château Suduiraut and the perfect sized (375 ml) to chill and enjoy as dessert or to share over a fruit cobbler. Lovely and lush with ripe apricot fruit, peaches, caramel and marmalade flavours on the palate.

Alcohol: 13%
Sweetness: Sweet
Drink: 2021-2024
Divine Dessert Wine
Price: $23.95
Score: 94/100
LCBO: 29694