Like Us on Facebook
Can't view this e-mail? Click here.
View this e-mail on a mobile device.

The Good Juice – On Vintages - March 31, 2018

Wine to Look for at the LCBO This Weekend! - COMING TO VINTAGES!

We have ten new wines releasing at the LCBO this weekend:

At release, the 2016 Wakefield Estate Chardonnay is a pale straw colour with a slight green hue to the edge. Delightful aromas of white peach, nectarines and subtle floral notes. Fresh flavours of stone fruit combine with cashews and an underlying toastiness from the barrel fermentation to deliver a mouth-filling and enjoyable wine. The wine has a clean, elegant palate, a zesty acid backbone and long, persistent finish.

This 2015 Pierre Sparr Riesling Altenbourg presents exciting mineral flavours, as well as aromas of citrus as well as a fruity explosion of mango and peach. The delicate sweetness appears in the palate, as well as expressive and lemony fruity acidity and an opulent body.

Chateau Peyros Tannat-Cabernet Madiran 2012 has a powerful nose of black berries, classic of the Tannat grape. Supple in the mouth, soft, with full and well-rounded tannins. Taste of cherry with bright freshness on the finish. Great finesse and full maturity.

Grevepesa Clemente VII Chianti Classico Riserva 2013 presents a flavour marked by hints of wild berries that are well integrated with a note of spices and vanilla. The taste is warm, full bodied and harmonious with a persistent aftertaste.

Mazzei Fonterutoli Chianti Classico DOCG 2015 has a well-proportioned, elegant body, dark berry, fresh spice flavors, and an intense, smooth taste.

The 2014 Huntaway Sauvignon Blanc shows true Lower Wairau intensity with an abundance of blackcurrant, nashi pear and tomato leaf aromatics with underlying herbal nettle notes, creating layers of complex savoury notes on the nose. The wines power follows through to the palate displaying lovely fruit concentration balanced with chalky almost mineral acidity.

Juve & Camps Brut Rose Pinot Noir Cava is a beautiful bright pink colour. The numerous streams formed by its large number of tiny bubbles create a truly spectacular effervescence. Its white crown, abundant and long-lasting, contrasts with its pink background, highlighting its magnificent mousse. Its aroma is delicate and intense. In it, we can find clear notes of cherries and strawberries, surrounded by hints of honey, toast and floral memories. It has a very unusual nose in which freshness dominates over vinosity.

Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2010 showcases intense aromas of blackberry, cassis, graphite, vanilla and cedar. The palate shows intense notes of boysenberry, plum, blueberry, camphor, smoke, coffee, cedar, and Asian spices. The wine is wound tightly and should be decanted in its youth. With proper cellaring, it will evolve for 10 to 15 years.

Stonehedge Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2010 has rich dark cherry, blueberry, smoky vanilla aromas with hints of violets. The rich fruit flavors are tempered by the wood flavors of oak aging, resulting in a silky smooth texture that carries through the finish.

The 2015 J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon has exceptional color intensity with a vibrant red hue. Ripe Cabernet varietal aromas of black plum, violet and tobacco are complemented by a touch of hazelnut and cocoa powder from the French oak barrel signature. A dense but approachable mid-palate is followed by intense and vibrant red fruit on the finish.

  • More wine info and reviews below
  • Click on the bottle image or product name below for LCBO stores near you.
  • We always like to hear from you so please feel free to email us with any questions

Wakefield Estate Chardonnay 2016 +711556 $15.95

Rated 90
Natalie MacLean, May 27, 2017

“This Chardonnay over-delivers on the price-quality ratio. Full-bodied with green apple and toasty oak aromas. Perfect for roast chicken. Lovely melon and pear notes on the finish of this Australian Chardonnay.”
Pierre Sparr Riesling Altenbourg 2015 +906016 $18.95

Vintages Panel, May 2017

“The Sparr family has been making wine since 1680. This Riesling was grown in Altenbourg in the Haut-Rhin (Upper Rhine) region and offers lovely suggestions of fresh flowers, apricot, grapefruit and lime. Sip with spiced pork sausages heaped high with caramelized onions, apple slaw and honey mustard vinaigrette.”

Chateau Peyros Tannat-Cabernet Madiran 2012 +208249 $15.95

Rated 90 & Best Buy
Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, May 1, 2017

“This is a fine combination of ripe berry fruits and powerful tannins. It is dark and structured, with powerful concentration and fine acidity. The wine is just about ready to drink, still firm with a rich fruity aftertaste. Drink now.”
Grevepesa Clemente VII Chianti Classico Riserva 2013 +643205 $23.95

Rated 92
James Suckling, August 22, 2016

“A density and freshness to this with oyster shell, blueberry and dark chocolate character. Full and savory. Drink now or hold.”
Mazzei Fonterutoli Chianti Classico DOCG 2015 +977629 $23.95

Rated 93
James Suckling, October 20, 2017

“A dense and fruity red with dark berry and dark chocolate character. Hints of walnuts. Full body. Structured. Polished and chewy. Lovely. Very well done. Needs a year or two to open.”
Huntaway Sauvignon Blanc 2014 +536276 $19.95

Rated 88
Christina Pickard, Wine Enthusiast, December 1, 2017

“The bouquet is generous, offering loads of pineapple, peach, canned peas, blossoms and grapefruit. The palate is fresh and zippy with a grassy and citrus combo will please lovers of this style.”
Juve & Camps Brut Rose Pinot Noir Cava +385088 $22.95

Rated 91
Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, February 26, 2014

“The NV Pinot Noir Brut Rose, a non-vintage sparkling wine from Pinot Noir grapes, which is quite dark-colored, displays a bright cherry red color with a showy nose of cherries, truffles and strawberry jam with a fresh, pungent palate, balanced acidity and flavors. Different, with a strong personality. It feels like a red sparkling wine, and quite good, by the way! I-d have it with some charcuterie. Drink now-2016.”
Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2010 +470682 $99.95

Rated 93
Michael Godel, WineAlign, March 22, 2018

“Here is a fascinating look at a Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon that predates both the cool challenge of 2011 and the droughts of the vintages that followed. The evolution has brought this to a great place, in the sun and yet also in part cooling shade. The oak restraint, sheer pleasantry of tonality and calm respite from shaken intensity combine for a classic, classy and regal expression of Napa Valley. This is aging ever so gracefully and offers up pre-varietal and regional pleasure. Lovely bit of spice lingers on the elastic finish. Drink 2018-2024.”
Stonehedge Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2010 +552174 $89.95

Rated 92
David Lawrason, WineAlign, March 22, 2018

“This is a quite powerful, dense and intense cabernet with blackcurrant fruit, meaty notes, fresh greens and some peppery/cordite character. It is full, a bit lean and green, and intense. It strikes me as very Chilean in profile, with some California elegance.”
J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 +686584 $49.95

Rated 90
Natalie MacLean, October 28, 2017

“A tasty Cabernet that's aromatic offering notes of mocha, toasty oak and smoke on the nose of this red wine with a firm grip on the palate. Nice balance in this Californian Cabernet. The 2015 vintage was a strong one in this Californian of Paso Robles, a warm region. Lots of blackberry and dark chocolate notes on the finish. Smooth and full-bodied. Pair with a grilled meats.”
  The LCBO inventory availability updates on March 29, 2018.

Please visit for product availability and store location details.
When you have a moment please check out our website at

How to order

Phone: 416-598-0033 extension 243 to speak directly with Allan Leal, or you can E-mail him at

All orders are COD. Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or cheque. Your credit card will not be charged until the product is shipped.

Minimum Orders: There is a one case minimum order (12 bottles unless otherwise noted).

Delivery charges are $15.00 plus HST (additional charges may apply for deliveries outside the GTA). Free delivery if three or more cases are purchased.

You must be 19 years of age or older to place or receive a wine order.  

To forward this email to a friend, click on the box below the newsletter.

spacer image