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.
GIUSTI BRUT ASOLO PROSECCO SUPERIORE
DOCG, Italy $18.95 (D) Score 90 by Decanter World Wine Awards
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
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
KAIKEN LEYENDA ULTRA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2017
Vistalba Vineyard, Mendoza, Argentina 135202 (XD) $19.95
The Best and The Rest
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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.