Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release July 6, 2019

The LCBO Vintages Release  for July 6, 2019 is a Chardonnay lover’s dream. with the Cool Climate Chardonnay feature.

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.

I will highlight a few ‘Good Bets’ in the release under $35 dollars that I have not personally sampled but are consistently highly rated  and/or are from known reliable producers.

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.

Sparkling 

GIUSTI BRUT ASOLO PROSECCO SUPERIORE
DOCG, Italy    $18.95      (D)   Score 90       by Decanter World Wine Awards

Whites

NOVELLUM CHARDONNAY 2017  France  390781    (XD) $18.95

Score 92 by  Jeb Dunnuck of jebdunnuck.com

FRANCISCAN CHARDONNAY 2016 Monterey County/Napa County, California, USA      496125    (XD)       $19.95

Score 92 by tastings.com

DOMAINES SCHLUMBERGER LES PRINCES ABBÉS PINOT GRIS 2016
AC Alsace, France  021253     (D) $23.95  Score 92 by  Anne Krebiehl, MW, Wine Enthusiast

Red Wines

 

JUNIPER CROSSING CABERNET SAUVIGNON/MERLOT 2016
Margaret River, Western Australia    684019 (XD)      $21.95  Score 95  by Campbell Mattinson, winecompanion.com.au

CANNONBALL MERLOT 2016    California, USA    342824 (XD)   $22.95

Score 95 San Francisco International Wine Competition, 2018

WAKEFIELD JARAMAN SHIRAZ 2017  Clare Valley/McLaren Vale, South Australia    377036 (XD)      $24.95  Score 91 by tastings.com

JOEL GOTT WASHINGTON RED 2016  Columbia Valley, Washington, USA

488510 (XD)      $24.95

Cellar Suggestion

KAIKEN LEYENDA ULTRA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2017
Vistalba Vineyard, Mendoza, Argentina  135202   (XD)    $19.95

The Best and The Rest

To get the full scoop on the wines I was able to taste and review in all price ranges you will want to subscribe to The Wine Lover’s Kitchen newsletter.  You will get my personal reviews and ratings a few days before the release date right in your in basket.   Not on the mailing list yet?  You can sign up here to receive your advance reviews!

Full reviews will also be available to members of nataliemaclean.com in advance of the release date.  The ‘Best and the Rest’ will be published on this site a week after the release.

 

 

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