Friday, May 14, 2010

LCBO/Vintages Release for May 15, 2010

I read through the wine reviews at and made some selections that I thought my readers might like to try. This weekend's release offers up some nice value wines for under $20 that will go great with BBQ fare on the long weekend. If you only wanted to pick one red and one white from this release the Rodney Strong Chardonnay is rated at 91 by Wine Align and sells for $19.95 For Reds, try the Spanish Mas Igneus Barranc Dels Closos 2006, it is also priced at $19.95 with a 91 rating. Give them a try and let me know what you think. Have a great weekend ...Greg

Kendall Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay 2008, California
California, USA
What’s not to like for a wine at this price. Try it with grilled chicken or pork tenderloin.
703710 $11.95 (89)

Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2007, Sonoma County
California, USA
A great price for such a sophisticated wine and it is drinkable now.
275552 $19.95 (91)

Château D'aqueria Rosé Tavel 2009, Ac
Rhone, France
Try this with grilled vegetables drizzled with balsamic vinegar.
319368 $18.95 (89)

Finca Flichman Expresiones Reserve Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Mendoza, Oak Aged
A nice full bodied red at a great price. Try it with your favourite grilled red meat
17111 $15.95 (89)

Château Hauchat 2006, Ac Fronsac
Bordeaux, France
From a lesser known Chateau, but how often do you see a Bordeaux for this price. Drink now or can cellar for 2 or 3 years.
123489 $14.95 (88)

Cono Sur Visión Pinot Noir 2008, Colchagua Valley
Pinot at this price is rare. Looks like a great find from our friends in Chile. Pair with traditional richly flavoured Burgundian fare.
689992 $15.95 (88)

Mas Igneus Barranc Dels Closos 2006, Vinyes De Coster, Doca Priorat
Great full bodied wine to try for the price. Best to wait a year, but if cellared for 2 or 3 more years it will be even better.
166660 $19.95 (91)