There are some real beauty wines offered in the Vintages’ September 5th release.  Here are some of my top picks that I tasted recently:

DIRTY LAUNDRY NOT SO KNOTTY CHARDONNAY 2013 VINTAGES 353144 – $19.95

A clean and refreshing unoaked Chardonnay from the infamous Dirty Laundry winery in beautiful Summerland, BC. Golden apple, and sweet corn on the palate, this a lovely wine to enjoy with a friend on the patio in the summer sun. No need to leave it piled on the floor for 2-3 years, I recommend enjoying it now. Dirty Laundry Winery has a great story of some sketchy behaviour in that beautiful town from days gone by. A wonderful winery to visit. Highly recommended. Gold Medal winner at the 2015 All Canadian Wine Championships. Tasted August 2015. 88+ points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca

BOYA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2014 VINTAGES 389726 – $14.95

Super crisp and refreshing with tart exotic fruit, loads of herbaecous notes, fresh cut grass. A great value priced Sauvignon Blanc that would complement a wide array of dishes, from salads to spicy Asian dishes. Give it a taste and see for yourself. Tasted August 2015. 88 points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca

CAVE SPRING ESTATE BOTTLED CHARDONNAY MUSQUÉ 2013 VINTAGES 246579 – $15.95

A unique expression of Chardonnay that stems from the use of a unique clone. The nose shows tangerine, orange creamsickle, butter and vanilla. A great wine to enjoy in the summer sun. Tasted August 2015. 88 points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca

HIDDEN BENCH CHARDONNAY 2013 VINTAGES 68817 – $28.95

A delicious Chardonnay from one of my favourite wine regions in Canada, the Beamsville Bench. Organically farmed grapes from their estate vineyards help make this wine so delicious and unique. Creamy and refreshing, this is a full bodied Chardonnay that would be ideal with Thanksgiving dinner, mushroom risotto, or smoked salmon. Tasted August 2015. 91 points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca

LA CREMA CHARDONNAY 2013 VINTAGES 184929 – $39.95

Terrific premium Sonoma Chardonnay. Big and creamy with a grippy finish. Incredible with rich mushroom dishes and roasted poultry. Tasted August 2015. 92 points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca

PELLER ESTATES ICE CUVÉE ROSÉ VINTAGES 113035 – $34.95

Nose of raspberry pie; palate = strawberry rhubarb pie with a splash of sweet honey. DELICIOIUS! A terrific bubbly for toasting special occasions and enjoying with summer desserts, fresh cut fruit, and Sunday brunch! Tasted August 2015. 92 points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca

ABAD DOM BUENO MENCÍA 2008 VINTAGES 291989 – $15.95

An impressive and very complex wine for the price. Sweet dried fruit, cedar, spice, mushrooms, and some telltale signs that this wine is aging and aging well. A 2008 that’s drinking incredibly now. Wow! What a great wine. Enjoy 2015-2020. Tasted August 2015. 91+ points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca

MULDERBOSCH FAITHFUL HOUND 2012 VINTAGES 922443 – $20.95

MULDERBOSCH FAITHFUL HOUND 2012 VINTAGES 922443 – $20.95

A beautiful Bordeaux blend of Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot from South Africa. Rich and complex nose of dried fruit, plum, cherry, mocha, baking spice, and cedar. Repeat on the palate. Luscious, layered, complex. A very impressive big wine that will continue to age for the next decade and beyond. Huge value! Strongly recommended! This is a buy by the case wine. Tasted August 2015. 92 points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca

CHATEAU MONTELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2012 VINTAGES 718452 – $70.95

From the iconic Chateau Montelena in beautiful Napa Valley, California, this storied wine continues to impress, vintage to vintage, decade to decade. A refreshing medley of dark berries, baking spices, and herbs, all wrapped-up with a big age-worthy tannic structure. Recommend cellaring for 10+ years or decanting for two hours prior to service for those with less patience…Tasted August 2015. 91 points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca

RIDGE MONTE BELLO 2012 VINTAGES 209999 | 375 mL bottle – $101.95

RIDGE MONTE BELLO 2012 VINTAGES 209999 | 375 mL bottle – $101.95

An iconic wine that deserves all the praise. Incredibly concentrated. How did they pack so much fruit into that little bottle? Seriously! Harvested at 1.34 tons/acre, they are very selective of the fruit that makes the cut for this iconic wine. Rich and layered sweet fruit with incredible acidity and fine tannins make this a wine built to cellar for decades. Drink 2015-2045. Tasted August 2015. 95 points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA DIRECTOR’S CUT CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2012 VINTAGES 61002 – $34.95

The God Father of wine, perhaps! A great Cabernet from Sonoma California. Terrific fruit concentration, structure, and finish on this premium (yet value priced) California gem. Highly recommended and would suggest buying by the case! Fantastic product from the outstanding 2012 vintage. Tasted August 2015. 93 points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca

PATRICK LESEC GALETS BLONDS CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2012 VINTAGES 78089 – $56.95

A beautiful Chateauneuf-du-Pape which is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre grapes that were grown on boulder covered vineyards. The sweet summer spices, herbs, and dried fruits on the nose and palate are wrapped-up beautifully with super smooth tannins and a velvty rich finish. A fantastic wine to enjoy over the next 10-20 years. Tasted August 2015. 94 points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca