Wine Picks <$35 from LCBO Vintages Release Feb 22nd, 2020

The LCBO Vintages Release Feb22nd, 2020 has some good value wines that you may want to stock up on!

White Wines

This white wine will not have you oohing and aahing over the bouquet or depth of flavour- but it is good solid choice to serve with seafood, light lunches etc. This is the ‘work horse’ of French table wine to me. And the price is enticing n’est pas?


Château de la Grange Vieilles Vignes Côtes de Grand Lieu Muscadet 2017

   VINTAGES#:  637868 $13.95 Loire, France

I am recommending this one due to my new found fascination with the Falanghina grape, one of Campania’s signature white grapes. Expect zesty, stone fruit, citrus and light-medium body. This one got 3 out 3 glasses from Gambero Rosso Italian Wines. If you decide to stock up plan to drink up in 2-3 years.


Janare Senete Falanghina del Sannio 2017

   VINTAGES#:  556787 $19.95 Campania, Italy

Red Wines

Argentinian Malbec is always very good value. This one in particular is scoring consistently over 90 points and is being lauded as equal in quality (but fruitier) to its much more expensive stable mates, in the $60 range. Buy a few and drink over the next 2-3 years.

Salentein Reserve Malbec 2017   VINTAGES#:  640854 $17.95 Mendoza, Argentina

Another producer that delivers consistent quality and good value. This Grenache, Carignan and Syrah blend is described with lots of dark fruit, slate, layered and well-balanced. Bet now through 2023.

Château Saint-Roch Chimères 2017

  VINTAGES#:  119354 $19.95 Midi,France

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Wine Picks <$35 from LCBO Vintages Release Feb 22nd, 2020

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