The Good Juice – On Vintages - December 8, 2018

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

We have eight new products releasing at the LCBO this weekend:

Click on the bottle image or product name below for LCBO stores near you.

Wakefield Wines Jaraman Shiraz 2016 +377036 $24.95

The wine has a deep crimson red colour with a vibrant purple hue to the edges. There are lifted aromas of dark berry, dark cherry fruit, plums and spicy overtones of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove aromas. This is a rich, full-bodied wine with intense flavours of ripe cherry, plum and blackberry fruit, with attractive oak characters of coffee and chocolate.

95 Pts & Value - Vic Harradine,, June 18, 2018

“This has excellent depth, complexity and balance throughout. Exotic incense, and red berry fruit aromas precede a glorious wash of tang-laden ambrosia delivered by luscious mouthfuls of ripe mulberry fruit, black cherry, cassis and kirsch liqueur flavour adorned with dark bittersweet chocolate and notes of espresso roast. It’s full bodied and fully textured with a lengthy mouth-watering finish. It’s drinking well now and will to 2025”

Castelli del Grevepesa Clemente VII Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2012 + 573493 $34.95

Bright intense ruby red coloured wine, the bouquet is wide and sophisticated with notes of ripe fruit perfectly integrated with a hint of spices. The taste profile is elegant and well balanced, rich of noble tannins, perfectly integrated with the essences of wood.

Food Pairing: Grilled and roasted red meat, T-Bone Steak, game recipes and ripe cheese.

93 Pts – James Suckling, October 20, 2017

“Lots of ripe plums, dark cherries, kirsch, dark chocolate, coffee beans, mocha-infused oak and some resin. Full body, big yet structured tannins, a wealth of dark, chocolate-coated, juicy fruit and a mouth-coating finish. Drink in 2020.”

Vigneti del Salento I Muri Primitivo 2016 + 569970 $13.95

Intense ruby red colour with violet reflections. Intense fruity and spicy aromas. Full-bodied, soft, quite tannic and harmonious. Ready to drink.

93 pts – Luca Maroni, July 21, 2017

J. Lohr Fog’s Reach Pinot Noir 2014 +186148 $46.95

The 2014 Fog’s Reach Pinot Noir is rich in colour with true varietal aromas of strawberry, rhubarb and sage. The barrel signature integrates a spectrum of relative heavy toast french oak barrels from François Frères and other coopers. Cardamom spice and sandalwood linger on the finish.

Food Pairing: Try with a dish of wild mushroom polenta or a board of Spanish charcuterie.

92 Pts - Rich Cook,, July 11, 2017

“The quality for your money that J. Lohr delivers is quite impressive across the entire portfolio, and this bottling repeats the mantra, showing bold ripe cherry, rhubarb and lively oak spice over notes of damp earth and mushroom. There's a nice citric pop at the end that balances the oak spice and keeps you coming back. Well done!”

Lungarotti Rosso di Montefalco 2014 +577668 $26.95

Ruby red with violet tones. Complex and with good intensity and hints of quinine, sweet spices and cinnamon; an elegant progression of slightly woody notes that are well balanced with a persistence of fresh red fruit. Good structure and elegant, acidic freshness; pleasant tannins; long finish with a lovely, slightly toasted note and a hint of sweet spices.

Food Pairing: Stewed fresh-water fish, spit-roasted suckling pig, soup with spelt and legumes, stewed lamb liver, meatballs of Chianina beef with thyme, grilled or sautéed porcini mushrooms.

92 pts - James Suckling, October 20, 2017

“A very elegant nose of Moroccan spices, brambles, blackberries, crushed violets and plenty of pretty herbs. Full body, firm tannins, a pretty line of acidity and a medium to long finish. A blend of sangiovese and merlot. Drink in 2019. Made from organic grapes"

Pierre Sparr Pinot Gris Grand Cru Mambourg 2015 +686451 $25.95

Elegant and fruity. At the nose, this Pinot Gris reveals aromas of mature quinces, fruit jelly and hazelnuts. In the palate, this wine presents a straight structure, an attractive dynamism, ample and aromatic. Well-balanced wine with a very present finale. Long lasting aromas.

Food Pairing: Duck crisp on grilled pineapple, Munster cheese, scallop shell with curry sauce, fowl tureen on Cumberland sauce, Foie gras with truffles.

92 Pts - Anne Krebiehl MW, Wine Enthusiast, December 1, 2017

“Ripe notions of juicy pear and hay flowers have a lovely zesty edge on the nose. The palate confirms this with concentrated counterpoints of honeyed fruit and bright citrus zestiness. This is full on and rich, and a touch of residual sweetness gives this extra heft and conviction. It is the citrus freshness that provides structure and direction. The finish is merely off dry, so this will shine alongside various dishes. Drink 2017–2025"

Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2017 + 919514 $19.95

This Sauvignon Blanc exudes vibrant ripe citrus notes, crunchy greensand and hints of tropical guava on the nose. The palate is refined and elegant with superb natural fruit weight providing a juicy core of layered fruit, entwined with a salty textural acidity, vibrant citrus and a moreish dry chalky finish.

91 Pts - MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator, August 31, 2018

“Honeysuckle, peach cobbler and Key lime pie notes are aromatic, lush and expressive, set on a crisp, sleek frame, with plenty of juiciness and refreshment, finishing with a dash of grapefruit zest. Drink now.”

Castelli del Grevepesa Castelgreve Chianti Classico 2016 +573485 $17.00

Very intense ruby red colour. The scent is elegant, with a nuance of violets and a flavour of ripe fruit. Tasty, well balanced wine with soft and velvety tannins, good persistence.

90 Pts – James Suckling, October 20, 2017

“Lots of red cherries, herbs, orange rind and cedar on the nose of this pretty Chianti Classico. Medium-bodied with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now.”

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

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