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Your fall wine guide

Your fall wine guide
Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec

Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec

$19.45

($1.50 off) This bottling represents the careful selection of more than 100, high-altitude, terraced vineyard sites in the premium appellations of the Uco Valley and Lujan de Cuyo, all of which are transitioning to organic viticulture. Receiving its highest-ever rating from Wine Spectator, the Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec boasts a refined structure, vibrancy and length. Serve it with grilled meats and red-sauce pastas. | LCBO.com

La Linda Private Selection Old Vines Malbec

La Linda Private Selection Old Vines Malbec

$14.95

($2 off) Deeply purple with a bouquet of wild red berries, spice and violet, and a whiff of vanilla: this Malbec is a charmer. Mature vines and careful aging in oak translate to a fresh, expressive pour with a touch of ripe fruit. Great with cool-weather favourites like braised lamb and rustic ragu sauce. | LCBO.com

Bodega Norton Barrel Select Malbec

Bodega Norton Barrel Select Malbec

$16.95

(100 bonus Aeroplan points) There’s modernity to this red made from 100 per cent, old-vine Malbec grapes harvested from high-altitude sites in Mendoza’s premium winemaking region. One sip and experience ripe red fruit, cassis and pepper on the nose, and a perceptible sweetness on the palate plus finely balanced fruit and oak. | LCBO.com

Santa Julia Reserva Malbec

Santa Julia Reserva Malbec

$16.95

(85 bonus Aeroplan points) Argentina’s Uco Valley is renowned for its Malbecs. Here, the iconic grape tells the story of winemaking at the cool-climate foot of the Andes mountains. Dramatically violet, this red boasts red and black fruit, plus spice and richness. Fantastic for fall barbecues, game meats and anything with rich, spicy sauces. | LCBO.com

Juli Organic Cabernet Sauvignon

Juli Organic Cabernet Sauvignon

$13.95

($2 off) Fifteen per cent juicy Bonarda grapes lend this mainly Cabernet Sauvignon blend a surprising fruitiness. Hand-harvesting and organic winemaking principles also ensure this modern-minded red wine expresses its Argentine terroir. Fresh fruit—lush red cherry, currant and blackberry—harmonize with subtle spice, accessible tannins, acidity and alcohol. | LCBO.com

Catena Malbec

Catena Malbec

$21.95

($2 off) Fourth-generation Argentine vintner Laura Catena and winemaker Alejandro Vigil have crafted a Malbec of outstanding character, balance and intensity. Fruit picked at optimal ripeness from several outstanding gravel and limestone sites result in a wine that represents a truly unique expression of the noble grape. | LCBO.com

Los Cardos Doña Paula Sauvignon Blanc

Los Cardos Doña Paula Sauvignon Blanc

$11.95

($2 off) For Sauvignon Blanc fans, this budget-wise bottle is a buy-by-the-case good idea. The wine is true to its “savage white” varietal signature. There’s crisp acidity; aromas of lime and grapefruit, passion fruit and white peach; plus refreshing dryness. At 12 per cent alcohol, it’s the light-hearted solution for everyday sipping. | LCBO.com

Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon

Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon

$15.95

($2 off) Produced with grapes grown at 3,000 to 10,000 feet, this wine exemplifies Argentine high-altitude Cabernet Sauvignon at its finest. The bouquet of dark fruit and dried violet continues in the glass along with toasty oak notes. The smooth finish, firm tannins and balanced acidity suit grilled meats and aged, sharp cheddar perfectly. | LCBO.com

Graffigna Pinot Grigio

Graffigna Pinot Grigio

$14.95

This white is tailor-made for ceviche, scallops and today’s sea-cuterie fans. Crafted from one hundred per cent Pinot Grigio grapes harvested from several high-altitude sites in San Juan and Mendoza, the varietal shines. Taste citrus, white peach apricot and flowers. At 12 per cent alcohol, it remains beautifully balanced and refined. | LCBO.com