OTTAWA -- > Badel 1862 D.D. Plavac Mali 2018

Peljesac, Croatia

A full-bodied, supple, smooth Croatian red wine from the middle and southern Dalmatian Coastal vineyards. Aromas of dark plums, berries and smoke. The Plavic Mali grape shares an inheritance with California's Zinfandel and pair with many of the same hearty meat dishes and barbecue.

Alcohol: 12%
Sweetness: Dry
Drink: 2020-2023
Smart Buy Wine
Price: $13.55
Score: 89/100
LCBO: 460873

Ferraton Père & Fils Samorëns Côtes du Rhône 2018

Côtes du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France

A lip-smacking, delicious medium-bodied 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah red wine blend with elevage in concrete tanks. Look for bright and ripe red and dark berry fruit with dried herbs, dark cherry, smoked meat, cedar spice and pepper spice flavours on the palate. Enjoy with a grilled pork tenderloin.

Alcohol: 14.5%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2020-2024
Plush Pork Wine
Price: $16.95
Score: 89/100
LCBO: 168708

Southbrook Vineyards Vidal Skin Fermented Orange Wine 2019

Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Love this wine! Aromas of Earl grey tea and clementine. So savoury and juicy. Pair with braised meats.

Alcohol: 10.7%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2020-2021
Outstanding Organic Wine
Price: $29.95
Score: 92/100
LCBO: 628065

Eradus Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Awatere Valley, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

A vibrant, medium-bodied Sauvignon Blanc, made from grapes grown entirely in New Zealand’s Awatere Valley. Fragrant on the nose with dried florals, white-flesh stone fruit, tropical fruit, soft orange, flinty, mineral flavours finishing long and mouth-watering on the palate. Chill and enjoy now.

Alcohol: 13%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2020-2022
Scrumptious Seafood Wine
Price: $19.95
Score: 91/100
LCBO: 225557

Château Val-Joanis Luberon Rosé 2019

Luberon, Rhône A.P., France

A great value Luberon wine region rosé under $17. Spicy and juicy with ripe peach, cherry and wild herb flavours on the palate. Pair with grilled chicken wings and ribs

Alcohol: 13%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2020-2021
Charming Grilled Chicken Wine
Price: $16.95
Score: 89/100
LCBO: 707281