This is a classic Riesling with balanced acidity and aromas of wet slate. The finish is refreshing, with notes of lime and candied lemon. It pairs well with roasted poultry, ginger shrimp curry, or aged cheeses and received gold in the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
James Suckling calls this wine a beautiful sangiovese blend with ultra-fine tannins and an incredible depth of fruit. It's full-bodied with a silky texture and a long finish, good to drink now or hold. It received 95 points.
Fresh yet elegant, the Odyssée is the gold-medal winner of the Chardonnay of the World competition. Made with hand-harvested grapes and aged in custom-made French oak barrels, this wine is wonderfully aromatic and full-bodied. Its floral and fruity notes pair well with meat or fish in creamy, buttery sauces, as well as various cheeses.
Tim Atkin calls this wine a treat for Malbec fans who are drawn towards Paraje Altamira. It's dense, aromatic, and complex — but not heavy — boasting aromas of rosemary, lavender, and blackberries. Best to drink now through 2028. Received 95 points.
Michelas St. Jemms La Chasselière Crozes-Hermitage 2016
Rhône, France Domaine Michelas St. Jemms
A fresh wine with notes of cassis, plum, violets, and white pepper, this one is perfect for the summer. It's medium-bodied and elegant on the palate, and is good to drink now or over the next 7-8 years. It received 90-92 points from Jeb Dunnuck.
LCBO #637843, $35.00 Release date: February 19, 2019
Maison Olivier Tricon Montmains Chablis 1er Cru 2014
Burgundy, France Maison Olivier Tricon
A light and crisp chardonnay with tones of apple and pear, this wine was made from grapes grown only on southeast- and southwest-facing slopes. It's both refined and slightly acidic, and is the perfect fine to bring elegance and sophistication to your holiday meal.
LCBO #557694, $40.95 Release date: December 8, 2018
Gordon Estate Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Washington, USA Gordon Brothers Cellars
This medium-bodied, fruity wine was aged 20 months in French and American oak. A bold cabernet sauvignon, it was awarded a double gold medal at the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
LCBO #950295, $29.95 Release date: November 10, 2018
Tarón Reserva 2008
Rioja, Spain Bodegas Taron
A great wine to drink now or through 2021, this medium-bodied blend has notes of sweet fruit and an elegant finish.
Received 88 points from the Decanter panel.
LCBO #246728, $22.95 Release date: October 13, 2018
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