Thu. Jan 17th, 2019

Set The Bar’s Best Wines of 2018

Most of the wines described here are available or were available at the LCBO. A few were scored in Europe. To make my best wine of 2018 a score of 92/100 or higher was required. If these wines are not available currently there is a good chance they may be available through 2019.

RED WINES

  1. Wild Wein Rot 2012, Pfalz, Frederich Becker (Germany), 93, $24.95
  2. Oscar’s Estate Vineyard 2013 Shiraz Viognier, Barossa Valley, (Australia), 92, $18.95
  3. Jim Barry, 2013 Lodge Hill Shiraz, Clare Valley, South Australia (Australia), 94, $24.95
  4. Mr. Riggs 2014 McLaren Vale Shiraz, Mr. Riggs Wine Company, (Australia), 92, $19.95
  5. Evel Douro 2014 Douro DOC, Real Comphania Velha, (Portugal), 93, $14.95
  6. Quercia Chianti Classico 2011 DOCG, S.A. Losi di Pietro, (Italy),92, $16.95
  7. Château La Gorce 2012, AC Médoc, (France),92, $22.95
  8. Dona Matilde 2013 Red Reserva, DOC Douro (Portugal), 93, $19.95
  9. Oak Bay Vineyards 2014 VQA British Columbia, Pinot Noir, St. Hubertis Estate Winery, 92, $19.95
  10. Closson Chase 2016 Pinot Noir, VQA Prince Edward County 93, $34.95
  11. Château Cailleteau Bergeron 2014, AC Côtes De Blaye, (France), 94, $21.95
  12. Confidencial 2013 Reserva, Vinhos Regional Lisboa, Casa Santos, (Portugal),92, $13.95
  13. Meyer Family Vineyards 2017 Pinot Noir, VQA Okanagan Valley, 94, $22.60
  14. Meyer Family Vineyards 2016 Pinot Noir, VQA Okanagan Falls, 93, $34.88

WHITE WINES AND ROSÉ

  1. Wescott Lillias 2017 Chardonnay, VQA Vinemount Ridge, 92, $21.95
  2. Quinta dos Roques 2017 Colheita Branco, DOC Dao, (Portugal), 92, 7€
  3. Creekside Estate Winery 2017 Rosé, VQA Niagara Peninsula, 92, $15.95
  4. Flat Rock Cellars Pink Twisted 2107, VQA Niagara Peninsula, 94, $17.95
  5. Cave Spring 2017 Rosé, VQA Niagara Peninsula, 94, $15.95
  6. Meyer Family Vineyards 2017 Chardonnay, VQA Okanagan Valley, 92, $17.49

FORTIFIED WINES

  1. Dona Matilde 2008 Colheita Port, Douro,93, $52.30
  2. Dona Matilde 2011 Vintage Port, Douro 93, $68.45
  3. Porto 10 Anos Messias Tawny Port, Douro, 92, $26.95
  4. Croft 2011 Vintage Port, Douro, 95, $70.95 (for 375 mLs)
  5. Dona Matilde 2016 Vintage Port, 94, (Being shipped to Ontario and no final price set)

SPARKLERS

  1. Peller Estates Ice Cuvée, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Peller Estates, 92, $37.95
  2. Jackson Triggs Grand Reserve 2014, VQA Niagara Peninsula, 93, $ 29.95

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