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The Good Juice on Vintages
March 21, 2020 

Wine to Look for at the LCBO This Weekend! - COMING TO VINTAGES! Click on the bottle image or product name below for LCBO stores near you.

Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico Riserva Famiglia Zingarelli 2016

Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico Riserva Famiglia Zingarelli 2016 - $24.95
LCBO #930966

Ruby red colour. The nose is ample, intense and refined, with excellent variety of aromas. The taste is warm, robust, elegant with a persistent aroma.

Food Pairing: This wine is particularly suited for red meats, roasts, wild game and dry cheeses.

94 Pts – Natalie MacLean, September 28, 2019

“Famiglia Zingarelli's Rocca Delle Macìe 2016 is a silky Riserva Chianti Classico with great acidity for food. Produced by Famiglia Zingarelli this is a dark, robust mouth-watering mostly Italian Sangiovese red with a splash of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and aged 24 months in French Allier barrels. Look for earthy, ripe blackberry, blueberry, savoury herb and smoked meat flavours on this full-bodied red wine from the Tuscany wine region. Pair with a savoury mushroom and cheesy pizza”

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Mazzei - Tenuta Belguardo Tirrenico Maremma Toscana DOC 2016

Mazzei Tenuta Belguardo Tirrenico Maremma Toscana DOC 2016 - $29.95
LCBO #12093

Intense, elegant and vibrant Mediterranean and blackcurrant notes with a fresh and savory finish.  Extremely enjoyable.

Food pairing: Pasta with game sauce, white meat stews, baked vegetables.

94 Pts – James Suckling, September 11, 2018

“Aromas of blackberries and blueberries with hints of dried flowers and ripe strawberries. Full-bodied, layered and softly textured. Delicious and succulent. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, alicante, cabernet franc and petit verdot. Drink now or hold”

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J. Lohr Hilltop Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

J. Lohr Hilltop Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 - $49.95
LCBO #686584

“The 2017 J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon shows splendid ripe fruit, cocoa powder and graphite on the nose. The palate comes across dense, chalky and soft, with layers of black currant, mineral, and notes of toasted pastry.” -  Steve Peck, Director of Winemaking

Food Pairing: Delicious with rosemary-seasoned ribeye and garlic roasted potatoes with parsnips and fennel.

93 Pts – Rich Cook, winereviewonline.com, February 18, 2020

“Another hit for this Cabernet Sauvignon bottling from J. Lohr -- unabashedly Paso Robles in style with its bold fruit, but not without complexity added by soft oak, faint dried herb and brown spice.  It’s been quite consistent for some time now, and further kudos are in order for pricing consistency.  Bravo!”

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Montes Alpha Carmenere 2017

Montes Alpha Carmenere 2017 - $19.95
LCBO #143230

As always, this Carmenère is intense red colour with a violet hue.  It offers numerous aromas of tremendous intensity.  It clearly expresses notes of ripe fruits, berries, and black plums. Candied notes also appear, along with a very interesting toasted prole that leaves notes of coffee, tobacco, and dulce de leche (caramel).  It is smooth on the palate with very good body and a long, vibrant finish.

93 Pts – Tim Atkins, Chile Special Report 2019

“The best of the current line-up of regular Montes Alpha reds, this is a stylish marriage of Apalta and 10% Marchigüe fruit, grown on a combination of clay and granite soils. Plush, concentrated and stylishly wooded, it's smooth, textured and long on the palate. Drink date: 2020-2024.”

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J. Lohr Arroyo Vista Chardonnay 2017

Wakefield Estate Chardonnay 2018 - $16.95
LCBO #711556

At release, the wine is a pale straw with a slight green hue to the edge.  Delightful aromas of white peach, nectarines, tropical fruit and citrus zest with a hint of cashew.   Fresh flavours of stonefruit combine with cashews and an underlying toastness from the barrel fermentation to deliver a mouth-filling and enjoyable wine.  The wine has a clean, elegant palate, a zesty acid backbone and long, persistent finish.

93 Pts & Best – Vic Harradine, winecurrent.com, February 29, 2020

“The price-quality balance in this gem tips wildly in your favour. Delicate aromas of mixed spice, caramel and pit fruit precede a balanced and beautiful wash of palate flavours with a bowl of tropical fruit with grilled pineapple and mango to the fore interweaving with white peach, lemon zest and wisps of grapefruit. There’s persistent purity of fruit, creamy texture and lengthy delectable finish and aftertaste. Don’t be afraid to pick up an armful; it’s food friendly and a crowd pleaser. Give it a go with beer-can roast chicken or pan-seared pork cutlets.”

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Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico Riserva 2015

Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 - $28.95
LCBO #650754

Ruby red.  Bouquet is well expressed, with red fruit and floral aromas.  Expresses elegant tannins supported by a persistent and balanced final.

Food Pairing: Bistecca alla fiorentina, aged pecorino, roasted game.

92 Pts – James Suckling, September 11, 2018

“This red shows aromas of black cherries, dark plums and sweet licorice. Hints of earth, too. Full body with polished and chewy tannins. A slightly bigger style of Chianti Classico here...”

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Montes Limited Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Montes Limited Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - $14.95
LCBO #32060

Crystalline light greenish-yellow in colour.  The very expressive nose shows great typicity with fresh aromas of tropical fruits such as passion fruit and guavas.  Citrus notes of grapefruit and limes appear on the backdrop over subtle notes of green chilies.  The smooth palate offers the rich natural fresh and juicy acidity characteristic of the coastal zone. It has medium volume and subtle sweet sensations that lend an elegant, prolonged finish very much in line with the aromas perceived on the nose.

Food Pairing: Highly recommended with razor clams Parmesan, salmon ceviche, Patagonian blenny fish, and shrimp in garlic sauce.

91 Pts – James Suckling, April 5, 2019

“Lots of grapefruit and hints of lemon and spicy green pepper. Medium-bodied, dry, fresh and fruity. Flavorful finish. Remains crisp and fresh. Drink now”

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J. Lohr Arroyo Vista Chardonnay 2017

J. Lohr Arroyo Vista Chardonnay 2017 - $35.95
LCBO #171272

Light straw in colour, this 2017 Arroyo Vista Chardonnay exhibits intriguing aromas of Meyer lemon cream, yellow flowers, baked pear, crème brûlée and toasted hazelnuts.  The rich palate texture is derived from the use of classic Burgundian techniques, such as primary and malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels and weekly stirring of the lees during aging.  The texture is balanced by fresh flavours of apple, pear, and citrus, with a long, sweet oak finish. 

Food Pairing:  Triple crème brie cheese, herb roasted chicken, seafood risotto, or hazelnut-crusted halibut

90 Pts – Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast, September 1, 2019

“Plump aromas of pineapple jam, plumeria and toast show on the ripe nose of this bottling. The palate, crisp at first, is broadened out by a pineapple cream flavor. A chalky grip leads to a toasty finish”

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The LCBO inventory availability updates on March 19, 2020.

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How to order

You must be 19 years of age or older to place or receive a wine order. 

Please visit your local LCBO store or phone: 416-598-0033 (extension 243) to speak directly with Allan Leal, or e-mail him at aleal@profilewinegroup.com

All orders are COD. Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or cheque. Your credit card will not be charged until the product is shipped.

Minimum Orders: There is a one case minimum order (12 bottles unless otherwise noted).

Delivery charges are $15.00 plus HST (additional charges may apply for deliveries outside the GTA). Free delivery if three or more cases are purchased.

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