Valdelacierva Crianza 2016

Dark in color with a dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine packs a punch with noticeable alcohol straight out of the bottle, along with dark fruits, smokey, oak and spicy notes. The alcohol eased with breathing and was less harsh after about half an hour. On the medium length finish the dark berry notes and tannins stick to the palate leaving some nice dryness and acidity. I would give this an 87-88, a bit of a sharp wine, I won’t be running back for a case … From the LCBO web site check stock:

Tempranillo

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  438713$16.95WS91 (0)Write a Review

Valdelacierva Crianza 2016 from LCBO

A firm backbone focuses ripe flavors of black cherry, boysenberry, licorice and mineral in this exuberant red. Juicy acidity keeps this fresh. A bold, modern style. Best from 2020 through 2030. Score – 91. (Thomas Matthews, winespectator.com, Oct. 15, 2019)

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Medeiros Rosé 2021

Pale salmon in color with a nice soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice strawberry and soft red berry notes to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice zesty acidity that sticks to the tongue, especially without food along with some nice vibrant citrus notes, nice and dry. This is a lovely Rose and a bargain for the price, I would give it an 88, yumm, and I’ll be I’ll be going back for more at this price. We paired it with air fried chicken legs and it was perfect! From the LCBO web site, check stock:

Rosé

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  451385$13.955.0 (1)Write a Review

Medeiros Rosé 2021 from LCBO

This versatile rosé is a blend of the indigenous grapes Touriga Nacional and Aragonez (Tempranillo), along with Syrah. It’s consistently tangy and lively, showcasing strawberry, peach and raspberry notes with a zesty orange citrus undertone. Look to pair this mouth-watering, generous wine with grilled tuna steaks, or pasta with anchovies and olives.

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Release Date:March 19, 2022750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:12.5%Made In:Alentejo, PortugalBy:TahoraSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Easygoing & FruityVarietal:Rosé

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Nuiton-Beaunoy Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018

Garnet in color with a soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice soft red berries, raspberries and strawberries. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice palate coating sour cherry notes, lovey dryness, acidity and tannins. The complexity of this wine particularly without food is impressive, it definitely punches above it’s price, this is quite a good varietal pinot noir for the money. We paired it with Caroline’s homemade tortierre recipe and it went well! Thanks sis! I would give this an 88 or so, and will definitely go back and grab more. Believe it or not it’s actually even an AOC … Yumm From the LCBO web site, check stock:

Pinot Noir

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  556456$17.95IWSC90 (0)Write a Review

Nuiton-Beaunoy Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018 from LCBO

Crimson red colour, violet hues. Peony aromas, lightly perfumed with red fruits, quite restrained. In the mouth, there is crunchy red fruits, raspberry and cherry, with a gamey, savoury note. Impressive structure for the style, good medium tannins, with plenty of freshness and bite on the finish. Excellent for what it is. Score – 90. (International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2019)

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:March 19, 2022750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:12.9%Made In:Burgundy, FranceBy:Union des Vignerons Associés des Monts de BourgogneSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & FruityVarietal:Pinot Noir

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Villa Trasqua Chianti Classico

Dark in color with a nice red berry nose along with some wood notes. On the mid palate the wine displays some beautiful rich red cherries along with noticeable oak, and some alcohol notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some smooth crisp dry tannins and acidity that coat the palate along with some dried berry notes. There’s also some mocha/coffee on the finish. There’s noticeable oak and alcohol throughout , this is a good wine, but more of a drink now, and some breathing or decanting might ease it a bit. I would give it an -88 or so … From the LCBO web site, check stock:

2017

Sangiovese

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  121160$18.95JS922.5 (2)Write a Review

Villa Trasqua Chianti Classico 2017 from LCBO

Dried cherries, peppercorns, grilled herbs and potpourri on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with firm, fine tannins and fresh acidity. Deliciously earthy and savory. From organically grown grapes. Drink now. Score – 92. (jamessuckling.com, Aug. 11, 2021)

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Release Date:March 5, 2022750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:14.2%Made In:Tuscany, ItalyBy:Tenuta Villa TrasquaSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & FruityVarietal:Sangiovese

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Pitars Braida Santa Cecilia Pinot Grigio 2019

Pale straw in color with a nice minerally/citrus nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice crisp minerality, citrus, and lime notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice mouth gripping acidity and citrus notes that live on nicely in the mouth especially without food, nice and dry. I would give it an -88. Not bad at all for the price … From the LCBO web site, check stock:

Pinot Grigio

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  22800$15.95JS91 (0)Write a Review

Pitars Braida Santa Cecilia Pinot Grigio 2019 from LCBO

An attractive, saline pinot grigio with dried lemon, cooked apple and some peach skin. It’s medium- to full-bodied. Flavorful and focused at the finish. Drink now. Score – 91. (jamessuckling.com, Dec. 8, 2020)

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Release Date:March 5, 2022750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:12.5%Made In:Friuli, ItalyBy:Pitars Snc Di PitarroSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Light & CrispVarietal:Pinot Grigio

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Poliziano Rosso di Montepulciano

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays nice rich black berry notes … On the medium length finish the wine displays some beautiful rich dryness, chocolate and mocha notes along with smooth tannins and acidity, all in all a lovely wine. We paired it with red sauce meat spaghetti and it went swell. I would give it an 88 or so, which for the price is a great deal, yum! From the LCBO web site, check stock:

2019

Sangiovese/Merlot

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  22795$20.95JS90 (0)Write a Review

Poliziano Rosso di Montepulciano 2019 from LCBO

A straightforward, fruity red with light hazelnut and cherry aromas and flavors. Medium body, light tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now. Score – 90. (jamessuckling.com, Aug. 10, 2020)

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:March 5, 2022750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:14%Made In:Tuscany, ItalyBy:Azienda Agricola PolizianoSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & FruityVarietal:Sangiovese/Merlot

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Marynissen Cabernet Franc 2019

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice cherry and raspberry notes, quite fruit forward … On the medium length finish the wine has smooth tannins and acidity, nice and dry. This is definitely a super approachable, drink now, cab franc for people that often don’t like Cab Franc. I would give it an 87-88 … From the LCBO web site, check stock:

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Marynissen Cabernet Franc 2019 from LCBO

Well-made and offering good value, this ripe, expressive, juicy Cab Franc shows red cranberry, cherry and dark fruit tones with earth and oak spice in support. The structure and grip make it a great option for roast lamb or braised beef.

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Release Date:January 8, 2022750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13.5%Made In:Ontario, CanadaBy:Marynissen Estates Ltd.Sugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & FruityVarietal:Cabernet FrancThis is a VQA wine

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Marynissen Cabernet/Merlot 2019

Dark in color with a nice cherry and red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine delivers some nice juicy dark cherries and some black plum notes. On the medium length finish the wine delivers some nice gentle tannins, nice acidity and some mocha notes, nice and dry. This is a juicy fruit forward wine perfect for things like chicken schnitzel, pizza and the like. I would give it an -88 or so … From the LCBO web site, check stock:

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  16713$17.954.0 (1)Write a Review

Marynissen Cabernet/Merlot 2019 from LCBO

Marynissen is home to the oldest commercial Cabernet Sauvignon plantings in Canada. This blend of 49% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc promises plum, cherries, vanilla and a hint of earthiness. It’ll go well with beef stew or game.

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Release Date:January 22, 2022750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13%Made In:Ontario, CanadaBy:Marynissen Estates Ltd.Sugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & FruityThis is a VQA wine

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Hecht & Bannier Bandol Rosé 2020

I’ll be honest and up front, there isn’t a chance I would pay the original price $34.95 let along the reduced price of $28.25 but when I was in my local LCBO they had this one for $19.95 so I jumped … Pale salmon in color with a nice crisp minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine packs a punch with crisp, dry cranberry and tart notes that coat the palate beautifully, especially without food. On the medium length finish the wine displays lovely citrus notes and vibrant acidity with the citrus notes lingering. This is a lovely, crisp, dry food friendly bundle of yum. I would give this a solid 88. We have taken to enjoying air fried (yup we succumbed to the draw to buy an air frier) chicken legs with a rose and this one went well. From the LCBO web site check stock:

50 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  12933$28.25WE92 (0)Write a Review

Hecht & Bannier Bandol Rosé 2020 from LCBO

Mourvèdre is at the back of this richly textured wine. Spice, pepper and light tannins create a fine setting for the perfumed red-berry and citrus fruits. Drink this food-friendly wine from late 2021. Score – 92. (Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, Sept. 1, 2021)

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Release Date:July 24, 2021750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13.5%Made In:Provence, FranceBy:H & B SelectionSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & Dry

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Poggio al Tufo Vermentino 2020

I enjoy Vermentinos, crisp dry flavorful wines, we don’t get enough of them, so when one comes in, as long as the sugar content is low, I grab them … This one is pale straw in color with a nice minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine packs a punch with crisp dry minerality and citrus/lime notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely vibrant acidity and crisp dryness along with green apple tart notes. This is NOT a soft wimpy wine, sipped on it’s own it’s got some boisterous flavors. We paired it with a bacon quiche and it went well, with food it softened. I really like this wine and for the price it’s a great deal. It’s more of a drink now but could last as much as a couple years, I’ll definitely go back and grab some more! I would give it an 88 or so, yumm! From the LCBO web site, check stock: This is an IGT super Tuscan wine.

Vermentino

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  23041$17.95JS91 (0)Write a Review

Poggio al Tufo Vermentino 2020 from LCBO

Aromas of sliced apple, lime and a tinge of almond skin. Medium-bodied with a very focused bead of lime driving through the palate. Same dry-almond character at the end, together with a hint of salt. Very vermentino. Lots of tension here. Drink now. Score – 91. (jamessuckling.com, Aug. 4, 2021)

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:March 5, 2022750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:12.5%Made In:Tuscany, ItalyBy:TommasiSugar Content:5 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Light & CrispVarietal:Vermentino

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Three Paddles Pinot Noir 2017

Garnet in color with a nice soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine is spot on varietal with lovely raspberry and cherry notes, almost sour cherry … On the medium length finish the wine is palate coating with lovely rich fruits lingering along with some nice smooth tannins an acidity, nice and dry. This is a beautiful wine, I would give it an 88 or so … my conundrum is for $1 more I can support Niagara wineries for wine that’s on par … But heh, variety, at least NOT in ones mate, is a good thing ;)m oh and as a kayaker who doesn’t love the name! From the LCBO web site, check stock:

Pinot Noir

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  19617$24.95 (0)Write a Review

Three Paddles Pinot Noir 2017 from LCBO

This winery’s name is taken from Nga Waka a Kupe (the canoes of Kupe): the three hills that sit side by side like upturned canoes and form the backdrop for the town of Martinborough and its surrounds. Expect this fully mature Pinot Noir to deliver juicy raspberry, blackberry and beetroot character and pair nicely with roast chicken thighs and root veggies.[The New World Wine Awards did not include a tasting note.] Score – Gold. (New World Wine Awards, 2020)

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Release Date:February 19, 2022750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13.5%Made In:Martinborough, New ZealandBy:Nga WakaSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & FruityVarietal:Pinot Noir

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Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano 2018

Dark in color with a nice red cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice smooth red cherries along with some zesty tomato notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice velvety tannins and smooth acidity. A lovely wine that will compliment many foods, we paired it with Maltese baked macaroni and it was a hit! I would give it an 88+, which for the price is a great deal. If you like your wines a little smoother this one will age nicely for another 2-5 years I would guess and become more integrated, although, personally, I like it just how it is, I’ll be going back for more!! From the LCBO web site, check stock:

Sangiovese Blend

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  508531$22.95 (0)Write a Review

Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano 2018 from LCBO

This wine comprises 75% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Canaiolo, all grown on the Medici property in the hamlet of Artimino some 20 kilometres north of Florence. It was vinified in stainless steel and matured in Allier oak barrels for three months. Expect zingy cherry, blackcurrant and evergreen notes and pour with eggplant parmigiana.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:March 5, 2022750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13.5%Made In:Tuscany, ItalyBy:Conte Contini BonacossiSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & FruityVarietal:Sangiovese Blend

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Airfield Yakima Valley Chardonnay 2020

Pale straw in color, the first thing that hits the nose straight out of the bottle is bubble gum, not really strong but noticeable. On the mid palate the wine displays more citrus minerally notes Vs creamy/caramel/oak/buttery notes. This defiitely do my tastes leans more to an unoaked than an oaked chard. It’s not horrible, it’s just not what I’d hoped for. I would give it an 87+. We paired it with pan fried scallops and it was fine, but I missed my oaked chard pairing. 🙁 It is nice and dry, but to my tastes not as rich as I look for from an oaked chard. From the LCBO web site, check stock:

Chardonnay

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  479295$22.95 (0)Write a Review

Airfield Yakima Valley Chardonnay 2020 from LCBO

This wine was fermented 58% in stainless steel (with this portion eschewing malolactic conversion) and 42% in French oak, wherein it spent eight months before harmonizing for an additional month in concrete. The result is a round, velvety Chard brimming with crunchy orchard fruit and applesauce that’ll go beautifully with pork chops or butter-braised scallops.

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Release Date:February 19, 2022750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:14.4%Made In:Washington, USABy:Airport Ranch Estates, LlcSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Full-bodied & RichVarietal:Chardonnay

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Clos de los Siete 2018

Inky dark in color with a black berry nose. On the mid palate it’s all black berries coming through along with some mild dark chocolate notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice velvety tannins and some firm acidity … there’s some mild green notes, nice and dry. The wine is a little right when you first open it up, it’s a bit young. It opened up nicely as it breathed. I would give it an -88 I would suggest let it breath a bit or even decant it … or go with patience and wait 6 months, I bet it will make a huge difference. We paired it with rack of lamb, and it was a little to big, slightly overwhelming the meal. From the LCBO web site, check stock:

Malbec Blend

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  622571$24.95 (0)Write a Review

Clos de los Siete 2018 from LCBO

This is the Argentine project of the world-renowned Michel Rolland. From its inaugural release in 2002, this blend of the classic French grapes (Malbec, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon) has gone from strength to strength. It’s a defining expression of high-altitude winemaking, with black and blue fruit, herbs, and violet floral tones. A charming, finessed, impressive addition to your special evening. Pair with grilled meats.

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Release Date:May 29, 2021750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:14.5%Made In:Mendoza, ArgentinaBy:Michel RollandSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Full-bodied & SmoothVarietal:Malbec Blend

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2019 Las Mulas Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Organic

Dark in color with a nice dark cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine spot on matches the nose with dark cherries, some spicy notes and dark chocolate. On the medium length in finish the wine displays some strong peppery notes, firm lively acidity and some tannins, nice and dry. For it’s price this is not a bad wine at all, and a good varietal cab, no vegetal, green or herbal notes. I would give it an -88. From the LCBO web site, check stock:

750 mL bottle  |   LCBO#:  407494$14.954.5 (8)

Las Mulas Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Organic from LCBO

Deep ruby in colour; upfront aromas of cassis, coffee and cedar with notes of mint and spice; dry, with medium body, balanced acidity and fine-textured, supple tannins; flavours of cassis and coffee, supported by cedar, and savoury notes of spice and mint; fruit flavours linger on a lengthy finish.

PRODUCT DETAILS

750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13.5%Made In:Central Valley, ChileBy:Soc. Vinicola Miguel Torres Ltda.Sugar Content:4 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & Fruity

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William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Dark in color with a nice black cherry nose. On the mid palate there’s some black cherry to match the nose along with some dark chocolate notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some bright vibrant acidity, some tannins and some mild herbal notes. The dryness and acidity linger nicely on the tongue especially without food. This is a bigger cab and will hold up no problem to steak or lamb. Not a bad cab, I would give it a -88 or so … From the LCBO web site, check stock:

Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  453647$23.955.0 (2)Write a Review

William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 from LCBO

This easygoing Cabernet is made with fruit from Lake, Mendocino and Sonoma counties, and a dollop of Merlot is blended in to round out the mouthfeel and add extra depth before the wine is aged in French oak. Look for ripe blackberry and black cherry fruit with wisps of vanilla, and pair the wine with marinated flank steak and grilled bell peppers.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:June 12, 2021750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13.9%Made In:California, USABy:E. & J. Gallo WinerySugar Content:5 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Full-bodied & SmoothVarietal:Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

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2017 Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

I have to admit, Amarone’s are not a wine I have a lot of experience, and given the importance of pairing food/wine to me, I struggled with the best place to put this wine, it was a gift from Dale/Lori! … I chose to have it with rabbit stew, as my wine instructor loved to say, if it grows together it goes together. So happy Thursday let’s crack this puppy! Ink dark in color with a mild nose, which btw is about all that is mild about this wine. On the mid palate the wine displays some firm crisp peppery and spicy notes along with some rich deep, dark berry notes. This wine does NOT display the bold dried fruits that often accompany apassimento wines, sometimes so strong you feel like your sucking on a raisin. On the medium length finish the wine displays strong spicy notes, nice dryness, and tannins. This is a lovely wine, I would give it an 88 or so … the kind of wine that could have you embracing Appasimento’s thanks Dale/Lori! from the LCBO web site check stock:

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  356220$49.954.0 (3)Write a Review

Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico from LCBO

Amarone is a great crowd favourite and ideal for holiday dinners. This one comes from the historic Tommasi family, who are masters of this celebrated style. The wine features dried flowers, prune, licorice, chocolate and herbs, with polished tannins. Pair with braised meats, pasta or dark chocolate

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:April 1, 2021750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:15%Made In:Veneto, ItalyBy:TommasiSugar Content:6 g/LSweetness Descriptor:D – DryStyle:Full-bodied & Smooth

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Strewn 2019 Barrel Aged Chardonnay

Pale to slightly golden in color with a mild pear and apple nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some vibrant apple and pear notes to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice citrus notes, vanilla and some noticeable sugar. I would give this wine an 87-88, for the price it’s not a horrible wine, but I won’t be rushing out to grab more … This is more of a gently oaked chard. We paired it with grilled scallops and it was ok, but the sugar level was quite noticeable. From the winery’s web site: (I bought it at Loblaws).

2019 Barrel Aged Chardonnay

2019 Barrel Aged Chardonnay

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Our Barrel Aged Chardonnay follows the guiding philosophy: oak should be to wine as seasoning is to food—enough to add interest and complexity but not so much that it overwhelms. This is the Strewn Chardonnay with the lightest amount of oak presence.

Wine Specs: Vintage2019VarietalChardonnayAppellationVQA Niagara PeninsulaBrix at Harvest 22.1°

Residual Sweetness8.8 g/L

Alcohol %12.5Wine

ProfileTasting Notes: Aromas of vanilla, peach, pear and toasty oak with a smooth, rich texture and a long, refreshing citrus finish.

Winemaker Notes: The winemaking team works with a combination of new, one and two-year old (or older) barrels from oak grown in France, the United States and Canada. Some of the wine is fermented then aged in barrels; a portion is fermented in stainless steel then transferred to barrel for aging. The diversity adds complexity, flavour notes and balance.

Food Pairing Notes: A lovely versatile wine, this lighter Chardonnay goes well with white meats (try with Chicken Fried Rice) and creamy dishes (a simple Mac ‘n Cheese).

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Château la Tour de l’Évêque Rosé 2020

Salmon in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some vibrant, tart, cranberry like flavors. On the mid palate the wine displays some bright vibrant acidity, quite refreshing and it lingers nicely on the palate. No my favorite Rose, but quite nice none the less. We paired it with a bacon quiche … I would give it an 87-88, from the LCBO web site, check stock;

Rosé

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  319392$19.95 (0)Write a Review

Château la Tour de l'Évêque Rosé 2020 from LCBO

This intriguing Vintages customer favourite is a blend of red and white varieties; the 2019 vintage featured Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Ugni Blanc and Rolle. It’s always a sunny, bright wine with a zesty, berry-and-citrus-driven character that works with a range of foods. Try it with a Sante Fe corn salad, grilled chicken kebabs or a grilled pizza.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:July 10, 2021750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13.5%Made In:Provence, FranceBy:Chateau La Tour De L’EvequeSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & DryVarietal:Rosé

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2019 Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay

This is a long running, outstanding oaked chard that from time to time goes on sale, when it does, grab it, my bet, it will easily keep for a couple years. This one is pale/golden in color with a nice vibrant nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely buttery, rich, caramel flavors along with some apple and pear. On the medium length in finish the wine displays some nice crisp, dry, vibrant acidity and oak notes. This is a lovely, smooth, elegant oaked chard, not overdone, to my tastes … Yumm. I would give it an 88+. We paired it with pan friedn scallops and it was heavenly. From the LCBO web site, check stock;

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  369686$21.95

Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay from LCBO

One hundred percent barrel-fermented Chardonnay with the richness one wants from California. Plenty of sunny fruit and lively freshness. Creamy and round with notes of fresh fig, nuts, floral lift, pear and vanilla. Try with char-grilled corn on the cob, or with grilled chicken.READ MORE. SCREEN READERS, CONTENT WILL APPEAR ABOVE THIS CONTROL.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:April 1, 2021750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13.5%Made In:California, USABy:Jackson Family Wines IncSugar Content:7 g/LStyle:Full-bodied & Rich

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Château Bel Air Perponcher Réserve 2018

Inky dark in color with a nice black berry and cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine packs a punch with black berries and cherries to match the nose along with some strong spicy notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some peppery notes, and firm acidity, super dry. This wine is a bit young, I won’t say it’s harsh, but close. Some time in a decanter might help. I would give it an 87-88 … If you buy it, I would recommend waiting at least a year or more. From the LCBO web site, check stock:

Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  21283$21.95 (0)Write a Review

Château Bel Air Perponcher Réserve 2018 from LCBO

The Despagne family has resided in Entre-Deux-Mers for over 200 years. Situated between Bordeaux’s famous waterways the Garonne and the Dordogne, the region is best known for its white wines, but it’s also home to excellent reds such as this Merlot-based blend. Look for dark cherry, blackcurrant and cedar notes and pair with herbed roast beef or lamb.

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Release Date:December 11, 2021750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13.5%Made In:Bordeaux, FranceBy:DespagneSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & FruityVarietal:Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

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Château Mirambeau Papin 2016

Dark in color with a mild black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with dark berries along with some noticeable oak nots, especially fresh out of the bottle. On the medium length finish the dark dark berries linger nicely along with some mocha notes and smooth, dusty tannins, and nice acidity that coat the mouth. This is a lovely entry level Bordeaux superiore for a reasonable price. I won’t rush out and grab a case but it’s nice none the less. We paired it with LCBO slow cooker lamb shanks and it went well! from the lcbo web site, check stock:

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  435651$22.95WE90 (0)Write a Review

Château Mirambeau Papin 2016 from LCBO

In this ripe, spicy wine, solid tannins back up berry flavors. This wine is intended for aging, with its tannins and fruit density. Drink from 2022. Editors’ Choice. Score – 90.  (Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 31, 2018)

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Release Date:December 11, 2021750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13%Made In:Bordeaux, FranceBy:Nath. Johnston & FilsSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & Fruity

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Ardal Crianza 2014

Dark in color with a mild black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays black cherries, firm oak notes along with some mocha. On the medium length finish the wine displays some with some strong peppery notes, dusty tannins and firm acidity … super dry. This is more of an edgy wine, not subtle. We paired it with a filet mignon and it was a little large for it. I would give it an -88 … Classic Crianza. From the LCBO web site, check stock:

Tempranillo/Cabernet Sauvignon

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  167601$23.95WE915.0 (1)Write a Review

Ardal Crianza 2014 from LCBO

This black-colored crianza delivers big, toasty aromas of charred oak, setting the stage for a massive palate, the equivalent of an 18-wheeler. Blackened flavors of burnt wood, coffee and berry fruit lead to a smacking tannic finish. Drink date: 2020-2025. Score – 91. (Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast, Sept. 1, 2017)

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:December 11, 2021750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:14%Made In:Ribera del Duero, SpainBy:Bodegas BalbásSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Full-bodied & FirmVarietal:Tempranillo/Cabernet Sauvignon

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Lundy Manor Lundy Red 2016

I’ve seen this winery mentioned a number of times in LCBO releases and wondered, well this time my curiosity got the better of me. The blend looks good, g/l look inviting to so I jumped … Spoiler alert … DON’T … Dark in color with a sweet dried cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with kit wine level refinement and sweetness that at a $12 price point would be expected, but at this price point … Wines that I feel are very notable earn a yum rating, ya this is so isn’t that and this would earn a YUCK rating. I had filet mignon on the menu for dinner and when I opened this, ya that wasn’t happening, I put the cork back on and opened a different bottle. And to add insult to injury I had a sneezing fit, a statement of high sulphite levels in the wine. If I had more I would return EVERY ONE of them. From the LCBO web site, ya not even going to give you the link it’s that bad.

Red Blend

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  21656$21.95 (0)Write a Review

Lundy Manor Lundy Red 2016 from LCBO

This is a Cabernet Franc-led wine, with Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot rounding out the blend. It was aged in a combination of French and American oak and is an aromatic, fruity wine, with cherry, plum, vanilla, and a dash of baking spice.

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Release Date:November 13, 2021750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13.5%Made In:Ontario, CanadaBy:Lundy Manor Wine CellarSugar Content:4 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Full-bodied & SmoothVarietal:Red Blend

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Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

This wine has long been a fav of mine since first encountering it at Reds … Ruby in color with a nice inviting red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice crisp dry dark cherry notes, definitely more of a fruit forward style, but not a fruit bomb. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice crisp acidity and soft tannins. Definitely more of drink now style of wine that can easily be paired with softer flavored foods. We paired it with quiche and it went well. There isn’t even a hint of herbal, or minty notes that I don’t care for in some cabs. I would give it an -88, yum. From the LCBO web site, check stock:

Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  427542$24.955.0 (2)Write a Review

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This juicy, fresh wine reflects an easygoing, ripe, approachable style that has wide popular appeal. The dark fruit, cassis and herbs are framed by vanilla, spice, and moderately employed oak that adds some toast but keeps the fruit at the fore. The balance and juicy character will make it a fine option for stews or roasted meats.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:December 11, 2021750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13.5%Made In:California, USABy:Jackson Family Wines IncSugar Content:6 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Full-bodied & SmoothVarietal:Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

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