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  1. $227.40

    Tenuta del Priore

    Abruzzo (Italy), Italy (Italy)

    12 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Duck breast, Herring, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, Suckling Pig


    The 2019 vintage is bright and glistening. Exotic passionfruit and grapefruit provide a fresh and focused character on the nose. The exciting peachy texture is integrated with good weight and silky richness, leaving a lengthy and cleansing finish.  A total winner!

    90 points - Luca Maroni, July 2020

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  2. $275.40

    Clos LaChance

    California (USA), Central Coast (USA)

    12 x 750 ml

    Cured Meat, Duck breast, Rich Fish, Risotto, Scallop


    The Hayes Valley line of wines honours California’s classic fruit-forward style with marked finesse and balance, and the 2018 Chardonnay, made with grapes from the coastal Monterey region and aged in 20% new oak, showcases these qualities. Aromas of pineapple, apples and fresh baked bread. A hint of vanilla. A very light overall aroma of cedar. Pineapple, green apple, lemon/lime on the palate. A hint of toasty oak and a slightly creamy mouth feel.

    Best Buy - Wine & Spirits Magazine, Oct 2020

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  3. $299.40

    Flat Rock Cellars

    Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)

    12 x 750 ml

    Cured Meat, Duck breast, Ham, Scallop, Soft Cheese, White Meat


    "The 2017 version shows a racy vein of lime, grapefruit and lemon pith on the nose with the high-toned chalky minerality of the vineyard. The zippy acidity carries a range of citrus, green apple and mineral notes that remain crisp and vibrant through the finish."

    91 points - Rick van Sickle, WinesinNiagara, Oct 2018

    91 points - Jamie Goode, WineAnorak, July 2018

    90 points - Decanter World Wine Awards 2019

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  4. $312.00

    Leaning Post Wines

    Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)

    12 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Duck breast, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Rich Fish, Scallop, Veal roasted, White Meat


    WHAT'S IN THE BOX? 

     

    3 bottles x 2019 Rosé
    3 bottles x 2018 Sauvignon Blanc
    3 bottles x 2017 Pinot Noir

    3 bottles x 2017 Cuvée Winona VQA Niagara Peninsula

     

    2019 Rosé 

    "Our house style of rose is bright and refreshing with a pale colour and great fruit. The nose has vibrant red fruits such as, sour cherry, raspberry, watermelon with complimentary savoury notes with hints of floral orange blossom. The palate supports the nose with rich texture and a delicate finish. This bright, refreshing Rose was built for warm summer days and good company!

     

    2018 Sauvignon Blanc

    "A brand new release of the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc: picked relatively early, 18 hours on skins before pressing, fermentation in stainless steel, with a portion aged in neutral barrels for four months and the remainder in stainless steel. The wine is pale straw in the glass, crisp and fresh, with hints of grass, white flowers, lemon-lime and yellow melon. It's dry, with bright acidity, and add a whisper of white grapefruit and white peach on the palate. A charming wine, delicate and nuanced, far from the heavy vegetal side of the grape — perhaps moving towards a uniquely Niagara expression of the variety?" 90 points - Tim Appelt, WineDiscovery, April 2019

     

    2017 Pinot Noir

    "From de-classification choices made in the winery, the NP pinot noir is a blend of Lowrey and Senchuk vineyard fruit that didn’t make it into the single-vineyard bottles. Falls somewhere not precisely calculated in the 12-18 months barrel age time for fruit sweet and structured, elevated into the ether tonal zone and ready to please, if you please. Take some time and realize the dream, of pinot noir made the right way from an agglomeration out of all the correct places and spaces." 90 points - Michael Godel, Winealign, March 2019 (2016 Vintage)

     

    2017 Cuvée Winona

    This blended wine over-delivers massively for the price. The nose is pronounced with dried cranberries, lavender, licorice, cocoa, cedar, and blueberries that the palate replicates and follows with raspberry, vanilla, and rich tannins. It is perfectly drinkable now but will age well over the next 5-8 years. Great with burgers, cured meat, and hard cheese.

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  5. $479.40

    Rijckaert

    Burgundy (France), France (France)

    12 x 750 ml

    Cured Meat, Duck breast, Ham, Rich Fish, Risotto, Scallop, Soft Cheese, Veal roasted, White Meat


    "A pungent nose of wood and strong reduction buries the underlying fruit at present. Otherwise there is very good volume to the even more vibrant flavors that possess fine mid-palate density while exhibiting fine length on the stony and bone dry finish that possesses just a bit more depth. Assuming the nose cleans up, and there is no reason not to, this should be lovely."

    89-91 points / Outstanding / Top Value - Burghound.com, Oct 2019

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  6. $419.94

    California (USA)

    6 x 750ml

    Duck breast


    The 2018 Chardonnay Cuvée Alyce opens slowly to lovely aromas of warm peaches and apricots with accents of toast, roasted almonds and honey. The medium-bodied palate is silky, super concentrated, layered and fresh, cut through with uplifting mineral character and finishing very, very long. Gorgeous! 1,154 cases produced.

    95 Points - Erin Brooks, The Wine Advocate, September 2020

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At WineOnline.ca we absolutely love white wine. White grapes, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Verdejo, Riesling, Garganega etc, (there are 1000’s more), produce roughly the same quantity of grapes as their red counterparts, but for reasons unknown, many people believe a good white wine should cost less than a quality bottle of red wine. A quality white wine typically takes as much time and energy to produce as a quality red wine. Neither must be expensive, but to expect more quality from a popular white wine for less money than a red, does not make sense.

Of course, white wines can be all over the map. There is sweet white wine, the most famous of which is, of course, Sauternes which is produced in Bordeaux. Sauternes is produced from the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes, though you will never see Sauvignon Blanc or Semillon written on the label. Chateau Yquem would be the most recognizable name/producer in Sauternes, and of course, the most expensive of the Sauternes producers. The Hungarian version of iconic sweet wine, is Tokaj, which is perhaps not quite as famous, but equally delicious. There are dry white wines which are produced all over the world, but many would suggest the best dry white wine is produced in Burgundy, with the most popular white wine produced in Burgundian churning out Montrachet or derivatives of Montrachet, such as Batard Monthrachet, or Bievenue Batard Montrachet. All of the white wine in Burgundy is produced from the Chardonnay grape, though once again, you will rarely, if ever, see Chardonnay written on the label. If you are looking for a different style of Chardonnay, perhaps something oakier, you may want to consider finding great white wine types in different areas of California. Napa Chardonnay, or Chardonnay from Santa Barbara are a couple of the more famous areas for production. If you are looking for the best white wine, you might consider looking in Spain, Portugal, Italy or even South America. There are countless good white wine produced in the Mediterranean countries where they often consume more white wine than red. I believe there are a number of reasons for this. 1st of all, it is typically very warm and people want to drink something cool and refreshing, 2nd, there is a lot of fishing and it is hard to argue that white wine does not go better with fish than red wine.

Some white wine lovers might suggest the best Sauvignon Blanc comes from New Zealand, my personal favourite regions for Sauvignon Blanc production are Sancerre and even those from Southern Austria and Slovenia. I must impress on you that I am of the opinion that best is always in the eye of taste buds of the wine drinker. There is no right or wrong, and only opinion. Whether you like bold white wines, or elegant light white wines, sweet white wine, or dry, at WineOnline.ca we scour the world to ensure you are drinking the best, and the best value white wines there are anywhere.

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