Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release July 20, 2019

Four wines you might not want to miss from the LCBO Vintages Release July 20, 2019.

I am going to switch things up a bit now that I am now able to  review and rate wines from a curated sample of some 60 + wines  from each LCBO Vintages release.  (See below on how to sign up to receive my full reviews in your in-basket a few days prior to the release.)

I will highlight a few ‘Good Bets’ in the release under $35 dollars, that were not made available for tasting, that you may not want to miss.

Click on the wine name to  link to that product on the LCBO site so you can read the full review and check for availability.  To find that wine in your area just click on the Select Store button on the right margin.  A dialogue box will come up. Add your postal code to get a list of stores closest to you that have it in stock.

Or you can now order LCBO products on-line  .  Of late LCBO have indicated all release wines are available for on-line  ordering.


Wakefield Clare Valley Estate Chardonnay 2017   Clare Valley, South Australia  #:  711556  $16.95  

Why? Good producer;  Gold Medal winner and Best of Show Australia White – Mundus Vini Spring Tasting 2018;  Gold China Wine & Spirits award… and …. Look at the price!!

Red Wines


Sons of Eden Kennedy Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvèdre  2016    Barossa Australia,

Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre #:  558692    $24.95  Score 94  by Campbell Mattinson of

The Vine Press can’t say enough good things about this blend – the grenache from 2 vineyards with 60+ and 100+ year old vines.  That alone is worth the recommendation.  See their full notes here.

Emiliana Coyam 2015   Colchagua Valley, Chile

Syrah Blend #:  63891  $29.95  Score 94 by James Suckling,

Consistent 90+ scores around the web on this one. Complex fruit and spices noted with a long, finish.

Cellar Suggestions

d’Arenberg The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

#  943456  $19.95   Gold Medal 2019 New Zealand International Wine Show. 

Vintage notes say it is drinking well now, shows intense black fruit and vanilla and should cellar well for the next decade.  Pretty good value proposition there at $19.95!


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