The LCBO Vintage Release for June 22, 2019 has lots of good value in their featured Australian wines.
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.
ALBERTO NANI ORGANIC EXTRA DRY PROSECCO
DOC, Italy (D) Gold Medal (Mundus Vini, 2017) $16.95 # 632224
SNAPPER ROCK SAUVIGNON ROSÉ 2018 Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand (XD) $16.95 #668459
OAKRIDGE VINEYARD SERIES HENK CHARDONNAY 2017
Henk Vineyard, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia (XD) $29.95
#688242 Score 97 by James Suckling of jamessuckling.com
SIDEWOOD MAPPINGA CHARDONNAY 2016, Adelaide Hills, South Australia (XD) $25.95 #688291 Score 95 by James Halliday of winecompanion.com.au
BEST’S GREAT WESTERN RIESLING 2017 Great Western, Victoria, Australia (D) $19.95 #688259 Score 93 by Christina Pickard of Wine Enthusiast
THREE FINGER JACK CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2016 East Side Ridge, Lodi, California, USA
# 135624 Score: Gold (San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 2019) $21.95
ZONTE’S FOOTSTEP LOVE SYMBOL GRENACHE 2016
McLaren Vale, South Australia (XD) $18.95 #668582 Score 95 by Decanter World Wine Awards
CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE MERLOT 2015 Columbia Valley, Washington, USA (XD) $21.95 # 486936 Score 93 by Natalie MacLean of nataliemaclean.com
KIM CRAWFORD MERLOT 2016 Hawke’s Bay, North Island, New Zealand (XD) $19.95 #680967 Score 92 by Natalie MacLean of nataliemaclean.com
JEAN-ERNEST DESCOMBES MORGON 2016, AC Beaujolais, France
(XD) $21.95 #946186 Score 91 by Josh Raynolds of vinous.com
FERRATON PÈRE & FILS CALENDES CROZES-HERMITAGE 2016
AC Rhone, France (XD) $31.95 #526376 Score 90 by Jeb Dunnuck of jebdunnuck.com
The Best and The Rest
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