GNARLY HEAD CHARDONNAY
LCBO #486449 • $15.95
Gnarly Head Chardonnay raises the bar for this classic varietal. This Chardonnay is a juicy, full- bodied wine that explodes with bright citrusy aromas of lemon zest, honeydew melon and just a hint of toasty oak. Big bold flavors of citrus and apple with a touch of vanilla ensure a perfect match with a range of cuisine, including chicken curry, grilled shrimp and spaghetti carbonara. www.gnarlyhead.com
BARONE MONTALTO PINOT GRIGIO
LCBO #73148 • $10.00
Pale straw in colour with green highlights; light floral, pear, apple and lemon aromas; dry, medium/light body, with a round fruit flavour and clean citrus finish. A delicious, fruity, and refreshing pinot grigio that is sure to please! www.baronemontalto.wine
GNARLY HEAD OLD VINE ZINFANDEL
Vintages #678698 • $17.95
Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel is made using grapes sourced from gnarled 35-80 year old head trained vines. As some of the oldest vines in California, the fruit produced is exceptional, intense and full-flavored. This intrepid Old Vine Zinfandel has a gnarly core of rich, jammy blackberries and mocha flavors with layers of spice and vanilla balanced by complex French and American oak toast. Try pairing this bold wine with braised short ribs, chicken enchiladas or dark chocolate. www.gnarlyhead.com
BARONE MONTALTO NERO D’AVOLA-CAB
LCBO #621151 • $9.50
A deep, red-violet colour with aromas of dark fruit, cedar and allspice. On the palate, notes of freshly-ground black pepper and star anise add some depth to the rich, juicy blackberry core, allowing this dry, medium to full-bodied wine end with a long, smooth finish. www.baronemontalto.wine
OGIER VENTOUX RED BLEND
LCBO #569095 • $12.75
Full ruby red colour; aromas of red fruit, chocolate, plum and notes of raspberry with a hint of smoke. Dry, medium-body, with balanced acidity and tannins, ripe black fruit flavours with spice notes on the finish. Pairs well with grilled pork chops, beef stew and burgers. www.ogier.fr
LAROCHE VIOGNIER DE LA CHEVALIÈRE
LCBO #377622 • $13.05
Light gold in colour, this wine has notes of orange blossom, spice and ripe apricot aromas both on the nose and the palate. Beautiful, scented fruit are combined with fresh acidity. Enjoy it as an aperitif or with fish, seafood or Thai food. Serve at 6°C.
VILLA WOLF PINOT NOIR
LCBO #291971 • $15.05
A warm and medium-bodied wine with a firm acid structure. Its bright black-cherry fruit is juicy, ripe, and forward, with a spicy mid-palate. Twelve months of aging in used barriques gives the wine a smoky depth and a touch of earthy tannins. This approachable red wine is perfect for everyday dining and is a perfect companion for mushroom risotto, grilled BBQ chicken and pasta.
VILLA WOLF RIESLING
LCBO #394023 • $10.40
This medium-bodied Riesling has lovely flavours of peach and stone, with a hint of apricot. Nicely balanced acidity gives it a juicy grip.
It is an excellent match for classic continental style cooking, especially with dishes that feature freshwater fish, chicken and cheese.