This Pinot Noir is splendidly fruited and very inviting on the nose with aromas of sweet cherry, plum, floral, cedar and subtle spice. The wine offers terrific fruit purity and intensity, wonderfully complemented by silky texture and polished tannins, making the wine seamless and persistent. At its best now to 2026. Received 94 points from Sam Kim.
LCBO #361246, $33.95 Release date: October 31, 2020
Foris Pinot Gris 2018
Oregon, USA Foris Vineyards Winery
This Pinot Grigio is a textural, mineral-drenched wine with hints of honeysuckle, lemongrass, and fresh spring herbs. The fruit centers on white peach and peppery daikon radish. The balance, harmony, texture and length are impressive. Received 92 points by Paul Gregutt.
LCBO #544312, $19.95 Release date: October 31, 2020
Auntsfield Heritage Pinot Noir 2015
Marlborough, New Zealand Auntsfield Estate
A splendidly composed and magnificently styled wine, with fragrant aromas of dark cherry, plum, violet, thyme, and toasted almond with nuances of mushroom and game. This wine exhibits exceptional focus and depth. It is multi-layered, complex, and gorgeously elegant. At its best now through 2025. Received 97 points from Sam Kim.
A beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon from Maipo that spent 16 months in French barrels. Includes notes of herbs, mint, and menthol with fresh black currant. Very classic in style but restrained on the palate, delivering fine, polished tannins with the perfect balance of acidity, and finished with a hint of pyrazine. A delicate wine with a notably intense aftertaste. Drinking window: 2020-2030. Received 93 points from Joaquín Hidalgo.
LCBO #16805, $39.95 Release date: September 19, 2020
Plowbuster Pinot Noir 2015
Oregon, USA Carabella Vineyard This is an exceptional wine that's packed with notes of blackberry and cherry. It has hints of sea salt and chocolate that adds both texture and flavour. It is an Editor's Choice wine that received 90 points from Paul Gregutt.
LCBO #387019, $26.95 Release date: September 5, 2020
Tapiz Alta Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Mendoza, Argentina Fincas Pategonicas This wine has a fresh array of herb-laced redcurrant and cassis aromas that leave a smooth, even-paced, fresh, and seamless appeal. Received 94 points from James Suckling.
LCBO #403345, $19.95 Release date: September 5, 2020
Foris Vineyards Rogue Valley Chardonnay 2018
Oregon, USA Foris Vineyards Winery This Chardonnay is crafted without malolactic fermentation and then matured in neutral oak barrels to maintain freshness. It's light and crisp, with ripe apple, melon, mineral, and a spicy quality. Pairs excellent with smoked fish.
LCBO #665943, $25.95 Release date: August 22, 2020
Wapisa Patagonia Malbec 2017
Patagonia, Argentina Fincas Patagónicas This Malbec brings ripe aromas of blackcurrants, oak, dark cherries, and menthos to make a bold impression. The plush, succulent, and soulful feel combined with smoothly rendered tannins leave you with an unwavering finish. Received 95 points from James Suckling.
San Polino Helichrysum Brunello di Montalcino 2014
Tuscany, Italy Vini San Polino This Brunello delivers flavours of Marasca cherry, raspberry, licorice, tobacco, and white pepper. The bright acidity lends balance and tension to the wine. Best to drink 2022-2029. Received 94 points from Kerin O'Keefe from Wine Enthusiast..
Mendoza, Argentina Bodega Tapiz This Malbec has impressive concentration and depth with fresh notes of blueberries, cassis, blackberries, and red plums. It offers a long, smooth finish. Good to drink now or hold. Received 94 points from James Suckling.
Tuscany, Italy Vini San Polino A fresh Brunello with orange rind, citrus, and red cherries and an overlay of roasted herbs and incense. This medium- to full-bodied wine is structured and flavourful with undertones of nutmeg and spices. Best to drink in 2022. Received 95 points from James Suckling.
With a beautiful golden yellow colour, this champagne offers tropical fruit flavours intermixed with fine limestone, spicy/floral, and brioche/caramel aromas. Full bodied, pure, and fresh, the champagne has an intense and expressive finish with lingering lemon and bitterness. Best to drink 2018-2028. Earned 93 points from Stephan Reinhardt at robertparker.com.