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Flavs Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2017

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An amazing crescendo of fruity taste is mightily presented from the Flavs Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2017 to the Flavs Rosso Veneto 2018, full of body and with a spectacular softness on the palate. This wine is superior in both richness and softness.

Luca Maroni  – 93 Points / (Luca Maroni,2019)


LCBO # 582726

Beautifully aromatic hints of Cox’s Orange Pippin apple are surrounded by overtones of orange and lemon on the nose. The palate makes this fruity array even more precise and appetizing. All is drawn precisely due to bright citrus freshness – think ripe lemon, tart red apple and tangerine. There is concentration, ripeness and utter freshness and quite a bit of power. The dry finish lets these notions speak all the more clearly. Drink through 2030.

Score – 94. (Anne Krebiehl, MW, Wine Enthusiast, Nov. 1, 2018))




LCBO # 12465

Zest, pear, miso, pepper and fennel seed are all hinted at on the nose and appear inside a lovely, zesty frame on the concentrated palate. Yeasty texture amplifies the savoriness of the herb and miso notes, but lemon zest provides a lovely, full-flavored and refreshing finish.

Score – 93. (Anne Krebiehl, MW, Wine Enthusiast, March 1, 2019)




LCBO # 11762

This small parcel, under two acres, is still planted with low-yielding, century-old vines. Its density and richness are impressive. This is enhanced by the wood aging that adds spice as well as hints of toast to the ripe black fruits. With this concentration, the wine needs time and shouldn’t be drunk before 2020

Score – 93 ( ROGER VOSS, Wine Enthusiest. March 2019)

Ka Tahi Merlot/Malbec 2015



LCBO # 645192

It is attractively fruited and fragrant on the nose showing blackcurrant, spiced cherry, dried herb and toasted almond characters. The palate is succulent and beautifully weighted, displaying youthful fruit intensity and rounded mouthfeel, elegantly structured by fine, chalky tannins, finishing long and delicately dry. At its best: now to 2020.

Score – 90. (Sam Kim,, May 2018)

Domaine de l'Idylle Cruet Vieille Vigne 2017



LCBO #645382

From 50 year old vines, this fruity wine is both crisp and clean and also full of warmer flavors. Citrus, pear and apricot notes all mingle in this delicious, concentrated wine. Drink now.

Score – 89. (Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast,)

Charles Montserat Bourgogne Aligoté 2018

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This greets you with lifted white flowers, citrus, and stone fruit. Fresh and bright in the mouth, it follows up the nose with suggestions of peach and melon. A nice price for this unassuming but far-from-simple wine. Pair with seafood or a charcuterie board.


Colomba Bianca Resilience Insolia 2018



LCBO # 10952

Made from 100% hand-picked Insolia and rested five months on the lees in stainless steel after fermentation, this brings beautiful evocations of honeysuckle, orange blossoms, peach, tropical fruit and cantaloupe. There’s bright acidity on the palate, which has gorgeous texture and balance, too. A natural for seafood. (Vintages panel, Jan. 2019)

Editors’ Choice. Score – 93 Points / (Luca Maroni,2019)

Laurent Perrachon Roche Bleue Juliénas 2016

With vineyards in the family since 1877, this producer offers a good range of wines, of which this is an excellent example. It is fruity, firm and seriously structured with juicy black fruit and acidity allied to a solid tannic base. Drink this ageworthy wine from 2019.

Editors’ Choice. Score – 92. (Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, March 1, 2018)

Flora Springs Cabernet Sauvignon 2015



LCBO #639484

Silky and smooth; bright and balanced with firm structure and fine balance; a classic Napa Cab from this consistently excellent winery. Score –

92. (Anthony Dias Blue,, Oct. 2018)

Domaine de l'Idylle Jacquère Savoie 2017



LCBO #645333

This is an intense wine full of crisp lemon fruits and tight acidity. It does have a creamier side, offering a touch of baked apple. This delicious fruity wine is ready to drink.

Score – 89. (Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, Nov. 1, 2018)

Feudo di Santa Croce LXXIV Primitivo di Manduria 2017

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You can expect a rich, supple wine crafted in a modern style, with cherry, mocha, graphite, and a mineral finish.

Score – 97. (Luca Maroni,, 2019)

I Balzi Rosso Veneto 2017

Dark, young-looking garnet. Pleasant nose of morello cherry and plum with a floral touch. Ample, easy-drinking palate augmented by

Score – Gold Medal Gilbert & Gauilard. 2018)

Stefano Farina Barbera d'Alba 2017



LCBO #10601

Then the Barbera d’Alba 2017, which shows great vividness and freshness with tannic grip all anchored by ripe and impressive fruit.
Score – 90. (Luca Maroni,, Jan. 8, 2018)




LCBO #011165

Here is a great dry white with just 12.5 per cent alcohol, which is rare in the age of climate change. Fine apricots, sleek yet concentrated with a very elegant balance of charm and depth. Really long, filigree finish. Drink or hold.

Score – 95 Points ,James Suckling, Jan. 22, 2019)


Columba Bianca Vitese Grillo 2017



LCBO #645770

This fantastic summer sipper has gorgeous floral tones on the nose, with orange blossom standing out. The palate is fresh and mouth-watering with grapefruit citrus, herb and a touch of lifted mint that is very enticing. This is a vegan-friendly wine. (Vintages panel, July 2018)

Score – 90. (Luca Maroni,, Aug. 3, 2018)

Flavs Amarone della Valpolicella 2015




This is gorgeous, with rich, involved aromas of dark fruit and mocha. The palate is round and full with an easy-to-enjoy opulence. Smooth and long with great replays and silky, polished tannins. Pair this beauty with grilled ribs with a sticky sauce, or braised beef. (Vintages panel, June 2019)
Score – 93 Points Luca Maroni