Its six months in both new and used American and French oak barriques have helped impart structure and character to the wine that also underwent full malolactic fermentation. ($30). (After all, we’ve waited this long for the brand to make a comeback, what’s another few years of waiting?) Can cellar for another six years. The Best Things I Ate—And Food Shows I Watched—In 2020, Pandemic Edition Dec 11, 2020, 08:35am EST Churning Out Millions: How The Founder … ORNG is 65 percent riesling and 35 percent gewürztraminer. Rather, this is sourced from vines that were planted in 2008, so there’s a different feel to this vs. the fruit that was planted back in the 80s. pinot – a site better known perhaps for its incredibly mineral chardonnay. ($30), This is just the second vintage of Leaning Post’s sauvignon blanc from fruit sourced out of a couple of different spots within the Niagara Peninsula. Either way, I wish it had a bit more structure to it as it’s a bit light on its feet – especially for the price that’s being asked of it. ($44.95), Bachelder 2017 Willms Vineyard Chardonnay, Believe it or not, this is Bachelder’s first chardonnay made from Niagara-on-the-Lake (Four Mile Creek sub-appellation), and from old vines planted in 1983 no doubt. 10% alcohol (a major reason why this is so gulpable). ($19.95), A savoury gamay with spicy, dark berry fruit aromas and additional flavours of cherry and cream soda. It’s minerally fresh with herbal and savoury notes, brambled fruit, earth, underbrush and cherries. ($23.99), Dark Horse 2019 ‘Unapologetically’ Brilliant Rosé, From the winery’s ‘Unapologetically’ label – a more consumer-friendly collection that’s made up of a selection of whites, reds and this rosé. Different varietals bring unique flavors and textures to the table, and there is a good wine choice for every palate. Just 9.5% alc/Vol and 3g/L residual sugar. ($34.95), The concept of Temperance is something that had to grow on me initially. The mouthfeel is vibrant with an array of citrus fruits, tight bubbles and palate-cleansing freshness. This is a bit tight still but softer on the palate. Ontario Wine Snapshot: A fall visit to Southbrook Vineyards and a chat with owner Bill Redelmeier was a highlight. I believe he’s made the best of the warmer season that was 2018 – a short season that required strict attention. It’s definitely approachable now but it will age nicely over the coming three to five years. All have been excellent, but perhaps none have been as well put together as this one. It is best enjoyed slightly chilled, so try refrigerating the bottle for around 20 minutes before drinking. Aromas of sweet apple, apricot, peach nectar and floral notes delight the senses. Try with chicken fajitas or with a fully-loaded, juicy burger. 8000 bottles made in total at one heck of a price point. Medium-full, this has ripe, forward fruit, balanced acidity, medium-weight tannins with a touch of bitterness, and good persistence. The finish has some grip to it. A suss reserve of vidal juice was then added and the wine was immediately bottled afterwards. Merlot is an exceptionally dry red wine, almost always lacking any sweetness. Layers of firm tannins and structure fill the mouth and a mid-palate of toasty oak, dark cherry and baking spice. Curious which wines made the list of the best cheap red wine in previous years? Very good QPR. Best now to 2020. A round mid palate holds the fort down with more red fruits, floral notes, forest floor and spice. ($15.95), A very juicy and refreshing rose that offers luscious aromas and flavours of raspberry, strawberry, watermelon and a hint of tangerine. The result is a wine that gives off yeasty aromatics with hints of orange peel and lime zest. Our resident wine expert tasted her way through 15 boxes of wine and came to a surprising conclusion. In the last few years, I’ve tasted at least seven different expressions of Foxcroft chardonnay from various producers who each have their own style and method for making this particular fruit sing. Fermentation did not reach dryness until the summer of 2018. There’s some toasty almond undertones and a minerally infused freshness on the finish. ($65), Completely unfiltered – which means sediment is likely to be found in your bottle, so decanting it before serving would be best advised. There’s inviting aromas of pear and apricot and some stone fruits. ($45), Reif Estate 2016 ‘First Growth’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Fruit for this special series was hand-harvested from a vineyard block planted in 1989 and thinned to a restricted 2 tonnes per acre. Planted in 2010 this is the sixth growth and third harvest from this high-density, low-yielding 6 acre block. It finishes warm and spicy with hints of pipe tobacco, nutmeg and some tannic grip. ($20), This is a blend of 35 percent melon de Bourgogne, 35 percent pinot gris and 30 percent riesling. Enjoy over the next 3 or 4 years, perhaps longer. While some producers of Dolcetto d’Alba or Diano d’Alba - these are fruit-driven examples of Dolcetto from higher elevation vineyards in the commune of Diano d’Alba, where Barolo is also produced - think Dogliani wines are much too powerful compared to their more subdued, easy-drinking examples of Dolcetto, one thing is certain - Dolcetto is a variety that is underrated, as the wines are truly singular. ($3.95 each), Jackson-Triggs 2016 ‘Entourage’ Grand Reserve Brut, Ontario is producing more and more sparkling to try and meet demand, but one that has been around for a while now is the Entourage and it continues to be one of the best value sparklings on the market. This is a tasty chardonnay that’s got a salty, mineral-driven core and is vibrant with balanced acidity. Thankfully many producers carry on with Dolcetto and make lovely wines, even as some of their area colleagues have stopped working with this grape, citing labor costs in the vineyards as a reason to cease. ($25), This is Rosehall Run’s first rosé made entirely from estate grown pinot noir, carefully selected from single vineyard parcels. Good things did come out of it. ‘The Royal Road Recipe’ is made of estate grown pinot noir, of multiple clones, and is quite complex and beautifully structured. Cellar it for up to five years. The effusive fruitiness has given way slightly to a more complex palette of flavors. Ontario fresh pumpkin pie perhaps? A dollop of sparkling chardonnay must was added to tweak the sugar and up the bubble potential. A 100 percent gamay rosé mostly made from free-run juice – hence the beautiful pale pink colour. The mouthfeel is smooth and round with a mineral core to it – typical of so many Prince Edward County wines. ($29), This is a hybrid grape that’s from pinot parentage – a rebellious child in that it couldn’t be more opposite. This is expressive and full of character. Tess Rose Lampert November 17, 2020. As for Dogliani, a production area some 15-20 miles south of the Barolo area in Piedmont’s Langhe district, here is where Dolcetto truly offers its most intense versions. Best Malbec under £10 Waitrose Argentinian Malbec 2018. What we get is a lemon-orange, almost soda-esque ‘Limoncello’ flavoured wine that’s balanced without any sharp acids. For a natural wine, this is actually quite soft and round with no sharp flavours at all and boasts lovely aromas and flavours of raspberry and cherry. Nicely done, once again. I think Tintern Road will be our best site in 15 to 20 years. This wine is big and bold with a deep ruby colour and is loaded with flavour. ($29.95), A solid tasting pinot grigio here. If you're not yet a member, you'll see an alphabetically ordered list of the vegan white wine on test. Excellent varietal character and complexity with impressive length in the finish. Vineyard Pinot Noir, Another fine single vineyard offering and perhaps one of the best value single vineyard pinots available in Ontario. Listed as medium sweet, this wine sports nearly 46 g/l of residual sugar content and boasts a generous 13.5 percent alcohol/volume. Better in a couple of years. ($36.95), Closson Chase 2018 ‘Churchside’ Pinot Noir, This 2018 edition of the Churchside pinot expresses the warmth of the vintage with a softer profile of dark fruit flavours, beetroot, mushroom and earthy notes. Ontario Wine Snapshot: A century plus-old barn is the home to Karlo Estates in Prince Edward County. There are eight different DOC or DOCG approved Dolcetto wines in Piedmont, but the three you need to know most are Dolcetto d’Alba, Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba - sometimes simply referred to as Diano d’Alba - and Dogliani. There’s refreshing acidity adding to the structure. The Best Wine Vintages to Drink in 2020. An interesting interpretation of the famed Foxcroft fruit. ($40). Entirely grown and selected from the estate’s north block vineyard (planted in 2001 and 2002), this is a deeply expressive pinot that’s managed the warmer 2018 vintage beautifully. Fortunately, there is plenty of red wine to choose from, hailing from all of the best regions of the world—California, Italy, France, Spain, and South America. Hard to beat the quality-to-price ratio on this one. But Ontario wine can be pricey compared to similar bottles from elsewhere. Well, Dolcetto wines are meant for short-term drinking (within 3-6 years in most instances, though there are notable exceptions), so compared to wines made exclusively from the local Nebbiolo grape, such as Barolo and Barbaresco, that can drink well for 20-25 years and longer from some vintages, Dolcetto seems like a minor player in the game. Better Earth, better wine – embracing a sustainable future, Comeback complete – one of Ontario’s most beloved wine projects is back from the dead, Sandbanks Estate Winery: Prince Edward County’s diamond in the rough, Points well taken: Understanding the methodology in scoring wines, Celebrating Sparkling – it’s more than just a fancy party companion. ($26), Sourced from the Prince Edward County’s Knotty Vines Vineyard. Here you can find the most recent Top 10 lists in detail, with photos, videos and complete reviews—ratings, prices, tasting notes and when the wines are best to drink. It’s light on the mouthfeel with tight bubbles that seem to float their way along the tongue. The Best Wines For Thanksgiving, All Under $25 . This singular chard is proof that terroir makes all the difference. Despite its value-centric price point, it’s a wine to be taken seriously. Typical room temperature used to be 14°C, but now it’s 21°C, which is too warm. It’s zesty, crisp and very food friendly – will pair perfectly with spicy Asian cuisine or fish with salsa. The winery’s objective is to give consumers a very terroir-expressive wine. Moray Tawse believes it will one day be the crown jewel of his portfolio, saying “pinot noir vines need to be 30 years old before you really start to see what they’re truly capable of producing in terms of complexity in wine. A bit restrained, but enjoyable to say the least. There’s even an irresistible saltiness that lingers on the palate that’s just so refreshing, adding to its beautiful complexity. It has some nice flavors of ripe pear and crisp apple, bright, refreshing acidity, and a clean finish. There’s a honey-lemon nose to this, with further notes of bread, almond and flint smoke. A medley of fruit flavours drives the palate; lemon and lime citrus and apple. All play well with turkey. A bold, appassimento cab franc with a lifted nose of ripened fruits, spice and leather. It’s literally lip smacking! The wine is produced in both white and red and it tastes superb containing the freshness of the citrus fruits. Aside from sharing my own recent finds (mostly red and mostly organic) I also turned to a wine expert, The Wine Sisters’ Erin Henderson, for the best wines under $15 at the LCBO. ($60), Made from fruit sourced from nearby County vineyards, this expression of pinot was whole cluster fermented and left on skins for 22 days before being pressed into tank to settle quickly. A total of 34 wineries were visited – including my 13 winery tour of Prince Edward County that took place in September (read the full special report here) – and hundreds of wines were tasted. ($48.95), Tawse 2016 Quarry Rd. Since I began tasting the wine from this vineyard several years ago, I have known it was something special. And much like the 2017 vintage, this one still needs time to completely sort itself out. (Here chatting with Morandin Wines owner Chris Morandin. The palate is quite round, elegant and mirrors much of the aromatics with added flavours of candied apple and brown sugar. Pairs nicely with herb crusted chicken and roasted potatoes. It’s so scarce in Ontario, just eight acres are planted in total throughout the province, with two of those acres planted at Burning Kiln. Aromas of cherry-vanilla coke, some cedar chest and even smoke are generously lifted from the glass. And winemaker Casey Kulczyk knows he’s onto something here. Earthy characters along with hints of cedar and tobacco round out the experience. Another dream find for any QPR hunter. ($29.95), Situated within the Beamsville Bench, Hidden Bench is an artisanal, terroir-focused winery dedicated to crafting premium wines solely from their own certified organic estate vineyards. In fact, this is Rosehall Run’s first foray into this space, which seems to be catching on as more wineries are experimenting with this quirky wine as each year passes. Best Red at LCBO, BCLDB, and SAQ. Leaning Post 2018 ‘Wismer Vineyard’ Gamay, This Leaning Post gamay seems almost akin to pinot noir as it is layered with complex flavours that I wouldn’t have expected to find in most Ontario gamay wines. Nothing particularly jammy or ripe about this wine and that’s okay. I can remember thinking at the time that this was likely the best Ontario chardonnay I had ever tasted. And if it’s from a top producer from an excellent vintage, such as 2016, 2018 or 2019, you may be surprised at how good Dolcetto truly is. Last Updated: 18 December 2020 . ($50), Westcott Vineyards 2017 ‘Estate’ Chardonnay, You can check off all the boxes for this chardonnay coming from this small, artisanal winery located within the Vinemount Ridge appellation in Jordan, Ontario. Enjoy with dark chocolate after dinner or with locally made aged cheddar. The result is a very expressive chardonnay with inviting honey suckle and orchard fruit aromatics. It’s a blend that’s composed of riesling, chardonnay and cabernet franc that’s semi-dry in style (residual sugar is on the sweeter side at 18 g/L) but the balanced and fresh acidity – a true hallmark of this cooler region – is what keeps this wine in check and prevents it from tipping the scale. The company is serving us with the best quality wine from the year 1885 when it acquired the Classification of Wine from Bordeaux. The finish is intense and long. Top Red at LCBO, BCLDB, and SAQ. When I first tried this 2017 vintage from Cloudsley, it was at the Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration in Niagara and the wine had only been in bottle for five weeks. Wine Basics. It’s a smoothly textured wine that doesn’t sit too heavy on the palate (the relatively modest 5.7% g/L of residual sugar can be thanked for that). All the wines and spirits in this catalogue can … There’s some floral and spicy notes on the finish. Aromas of fresh tangerine and fuzzy peach are beautifully coaxed from the glass before experiencing intense flavours of orange rind, pear and peach that simply burst on the palate. ($29.95), The name Cureman’s chardonnay – like many of the brand names within the Burning Kiln portfolio – takes its cue from the tobacco industry. One of the great things you will love about this product is that it features a pocket-friendly deal in spite of having a quality that is second to none. Top 5 Red at LCBO, BCLDB, and SAQ. It’s richly layered, smooth and structured with fine, chalky tannins. ($25), Keint-he 2017 ‘Little Creek’ Pinot Noir – Benway Block, Made from fruit grown in Keint-he’s oldest southern sloping vineyard, this pinot is composed of a three barrel blend. Hidden Bench Estate Winery Ontario 5 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze Hidden Bench 2017 Pinot Noir Unfiltered Hidden Bench 2016 Chardonnay Felseck Vineyard Hidden Bench 2017 Estate Chardonnay Hidden Bench 2016 Chardonnay Tête de Cuvée Hidden Bench 2016 Riesling Felseck Vineyard […] If you want to own this wine in 2020, keep in mind that it is available on pre-order with delivery in October 2019. The wine is crisp with notes of strawberry, cranberry, apple and some citrus. It’s firm but drinkable. ($29). Medium-full with excellent concentration. Ontario Wine Snapshot: A visit to Dark Horse Estate Winery while cottaging up at Grand Bend this summer. Easy to drink. A blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay, this sparkling wine starts off … ($35), Cloudsley Cellars 2017 ‘Foxcroft Vineyard’ Chardonnay, The Foxcroft Vineyard is a popular vineyard for winemakers to source fruit from. The Best Wines From California - The 2020 Reverse Wine Snob Picks. ($34.95), This is the red wine compliment to the Route 33 White that was launched in August. ($24), As proof would have it, malbec does grow in the cooler Prince Edward County environment and this is a wine that, unsurprisingly, has attracted some serious attention. Cranberry, forest floor, raspberry and meaty notes are just some of what makes up the wine’s complex flavour profile. Careful, the bottle will be finished before you know it. The Best Italian Red Wines of 2020. Cabernet sauvignon is the primary variety, with a splash of merlot and petit verdot to provide some favourable structural support. The nose is ripe with red currants, plums and cherry cola. Will please most white wine drinkers looking for something that’s just a bit on the sweeter side. A QPR diamond in the rough. In Ontario, sales represented $119 million last year in the LCBO. Bachelder uses the western half of the site for this single vineyard bottling, choosing to use the rest to contribute to his les Villages bottling. It’s a wine that has more than done its part in solidifying this winery’s reputation as a gold standard for quality. For a wine coming from vines so young, the 2016 was astonishingly complex. ($35), This is a blend of pinot noir fruit grown in Keint-he’s four estate vineyards. (Regularly priced at $49.95 but on sale now for $10 off when you buy online! Enjoy tonight with duck with cherry sauce or over the next 3-5 years. Such is the case with the ‘Inclusion’, a wine that’s made of frontenac gris grapes and is bright orange in colour. This wine will cost you some pennies, but it is a great wine to see how structured Virginia wine can age (it’ll go for another 10 years, easy). Ontario Wine Snapshot: A visit to Burning Kiln winery was a definite highlight over the summer. Each was fermented separately in stainless steel tanks and then blended to create this final product. This was aged in oak barrels for two years and expresses flavours of cherry with hints of tobacco, chocolate and spice lending support. Pair with red meats like leg of lamb, rare steaks or prime rib. Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards. I can see why pet nat wines are all the rage right now with consumers. ($44.95), Bachelder 2017 Lowrey Vineyard ‘Old Vines’ Pinot Noir, This is St. David’s Bench, otherwise known as the bench of Niagara-on-the-Lake. A mineral finish gives this wine a clean and refreshing after-taste. It preserves both white wines and red wines at the perfect temperature. Don’t be fooled. Notes of mushroom, earth and underbrush are accented by black cherry and vanilla. And so, from the superb 2016 vintage comes their flagship blend of seven estate-grown varietals into one heck of a wine. Here you’ll find reviews, rants and wine related news and updates. The palate is elegant and layered with more earth, cherry, mineral acidity and spice. ($29.95), Made with a wild ferment and minimal intervention, I will agree with the winery’s technical notes in saying that this riesling is unique from rieslings of past vintages. ($90), Exultet Estates 2018 ‘Royal Road Recipe’ Pinot Noir, Hand-tended and hand-picked fruit, grown with organic materials when possible and minimal chemical use are fundamental to achieving excellent wines – especially wines that are true expressions of terroir, like pinot noir is. Sour cherry and bright red fruits extend all the way to the finish. What stands out the most for me when I taste this annual fan favourite sparkling is the creaminess of the mousse. Superb, Francsco Boschis Dogliani Superiore Vigna del Ciliegio 2016 - Deep purple; aromas of blackberry, black plum, violets and a hint of mocha. ($23), This is not Morandin’s own estate pinot gris, rather, the fruit for this wine was sourced from South Bay Vineyards within Prince Edward County. Discover the best wine coolers and wine fridges of 2020. 32325_Vin.Feb22_WinterWarmers EN.indd 3 2020-01-21 8:54 PM Enjoy this with dessert this holiday season. ($40), Traynor Family Vineyard 2019 Oaked Chardonnay, Made from estate-grown fruit, this Chablis-style chardonnay is barrel fermented and lightly oaked (six-seven total months). It’s a wine to keep note of, especially at this attractive price. If you’re someone who takes note of sub-appellations and studies their unique differences, this is a great choice to represent the Vinemount Ridge. I get an initial creaminess on the palate with a mineral driven finish. It’s smooth and soft in texture with gentle tannin structure. All Rights Reserved. Body: Merlot is a medium- to full-bodied red wine. Dark Horse 2017 ‘Unapologetically’ Brash White Blend, This is a blend of five grape varieties, including vidal, riesling, chardonnay, gewürztraminer and muscat. When putting my reservations aside, I’m able to enjoy this wine’s inviting aromas of raspberry jam and strawberries and cream. Lovely varietal character, with notable overall harmony, and an appealing zestiness. So I am very pleased with our Redstone syrah because it’s so different than anything you’d expect to get from Ontario.” ($39.95), Icellars 2017 ‘Wismer Edgerock Vineyard’ Syrah, Ripe, jammy, dark cherry fruit, accented with blueberry and blackberry notes, some smoked meat lingers with a hint of bacon fat. Lemon and citrus aromas and flavours dominate, with bracing acidity. It’s complex and well balanced and right now it’s their best chardonnay within the 2018 portfolio. Either way, it’s one to definitely drink now as opposed to cellaring. I love northern Rhone wines too. Malbec was originally a cool climate varietal which gained fame amongst oenophiles when grown in the Cohors region in the southwest of France. There’s a real earthy vibe happening on both the nose and the palate. Well done. Excellent value considering Thirty Bench is a premiere producer. From a very small vineyard block on the property, this particular riesling always tastes so good. However, what we have here seems to be something that stands apart from the drab and dull g/p blends I’ve tasted from various producers in the past. One of the best I’ve had from Canada and that is no overstatement. Impressive! Very Good to Excellent, Pio Cesare Dolcetto d’Alba 2018 - Bright crimson garnet; aromas of black plum, black raspberry and dried red flowers. It’s only just beginning its complex journey. It’s truly a limited edition wine with incredible minerality and is bursting with notes of green apple, grapefruit and orange zest. Thanks for subscribing! It’s a beautiful wine, with subtle notes of petrol, flint smoke and orange peel (I’m beginning to realize that these are the signature flavours of this specific terroir). ($59.95), Right off the bat this wine seduces with enticing aromas of plum, black currants, toasted cedar, leather, fig and notes of tobacco. Track down some of these Canadian wine recommendations, tasted by Decanter's tasting team... Those in-the-know will not have been surprised to see Canada performing so well at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018, spearheaded by a coveted Platinum Best in Show award for Thirty Bench’s Small Lot Cabernet Franc, from Beamsville Bench in Ontario. While expensive wine can be amazing, great wine does not have to cost a lot. The Tintern Road site is a six acre vineyard that was planted in 2010 atop the Niagara Escarpment. One of the year’s best Italian wines. Excellent, Einaudi Dogliani Superiore “Vigna Tecc” 2017 - Deep garnet; aromas of ripe cranberry, licorice and black pansy. Much like Foxcroft, this is a next level single vineyard, one of Niagara’s grand cru spots that should make chardonnay lovers feel extra special for having experienced a taste of it. It has pretty, complex cedary, blackberry fruit and leather aromas. It just sits beautifully in your mouth. This is a dry wine that’s bracing with vibrant acidity, yet very flavourful with mouth watering notes of strawberries and cream, ripe stone fruit and almonds. So it is only natural that these vines have proven to be a delicious cool climate expression of this old world grape varietal. ($29.95), Cloudsley Cellars 2017 ‘Twenty Mile Bench’ Pinot Noir, This pinot noir is a blend from grapes sourced from the Wismer family’s Glen Elgin and Homestead vineyards. ($44.99), Westcott Vineyards 2018 ‘Block 76’ Chardonnay, According to winemaker Casey Kulczyk, typically the fruit from this particular vineyard block (consisting of about one acre of vines) would have been used for the ‘Lillias’ bottling – Westcott’s unoaked chardonnay, which is produced each year as a more value-centric choice. The aromas are rich and complex with hints of black cherry, leather and even dark chocolate. Fans of the winery are sure to love it for its radical and natural constitution. They’ve established an ongoing reputation for consistent excellence both domestically and internationally, producing wines of pronounced complexity and character which bear a sense of place and time. Boschendal 2016 The Pavllion Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon. ($20), Making sparkling wines keeps wineries competitive within a growing market. I got peach and strawberry notes that sit light and dry on the palate. An excellent companion for seafood. The Westcott’s apparently like to tease their customers by only releasing small batches of their Brilliant at a time. An interesting wine. I’m generally not a fan of gamay/pinot blends, as I feel it tends not to do justice to either grape varietal. Tannins are firm and give balance to the warming alcohol. At last, I could parlay one of my favourite past-times (winery visits, wine tastings) into a proper blog format. ($45), Traynor Family Vineyard 2017 Cabernet Franc, Made from fruit sourced from a local grower, this Prince Edward County cab franc was fermented on the skins for 24 days and pressed into stainless steel vats and oak barrels where the wine stayed on its heavy lees for four months. There’s refreshing minerality and salinity that complement the fruit-driven palate of fresh apple, pear and citrus notes. ($39.95), A very aromatic cab franc, the nose is akin to nachos in a glass – complete with jalapeno and black pepper notes. Since then I have gone on to re-taste that exact 2015 vintage, and then the 2016 vintage and now the 2017. Glassware Virtuoso Kurt Zalto Has Quietly Released His Masterpiece Wine Glass. It’s light bodied and tropical, with bright acidity and hints of baking spice. Medium-full with excellent concentration. Ontario Wine Snapshot: A socially distanced visit with Ilya Senchuk at Leaning Post, back in April. By Wine Enthusiast. ($42), Made with estate-grown fruit, this pinot has a nose of red cherry and tastes clean and fresh with its mineral notes, bright acidity and cran-cherry red fruit flavours. © Copyright 2020 - CG Digital & PS MediaHouse. Each of these great-value wines comes with our Product Consultants’ stamp of approval. 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