A to Z Wineworks Pinot Noir 2021 
Oregon, USA
LCBO Vintages Essential Collection 

The A to Z Oregon Pinot Noir shows complexity and depth thanks to the diverse terriors across Western Oregon’s dynamic growing regions.  Over 70 vineyard sites with different microclimates and soil types contribute to the layered nuances in this classic Oregon Pinot Noir.  Great for Pinot Noir lovers or those new to Pinot Noir or Oregon wine.

90 Points – Wine Enthusiast 
Floral jasmine and Daphne flower notes are mesmerizing, with aromas of blueberry fruit leather and orange peel joining the fun. While black cherries are the dominant fruit flavour, the wine’s fig, nutmeg and bacon fat flavours are mouthwatering. Sturdy tannins with restrained acidity. — Michael Alberty

Rex Hill  Seven Soils Chardonnay 2019
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Online/Flagship Store Exclusive Release 

94 Points – WineAlign, David Lawrason
This beauty chardonnay hearkens to Burgundy in style – and price. It is very refined and restrained but shows all kinds of complexity. Expect a very well integrated nose of peat, flint, toasted hazelnut, buttercream cookie and subtle apple cobbler fruit. It is medium-full bodied, very finely tuned with restrained richness, minerality and very focused flavours. The length is excellent to outstanding. Tasted Nov 2020

Rex Hill  Pinot Noir 2019
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Online/Flagship Store Exclusive Release 

93 Points – Wine Spectator 
Supple and vibrant, with fresh raspberry and pomegranate flavours laced with appealing notes of black tea and underbrush. Finishes with refined tannins. Drink now through 2029.




Paddy Borthwick Chardonnay 2022
Wairarapa, North Island, New Zealand
Online/Flagship Store Exclusive Release

93 Points – Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
Beautifully styled and complex, the enticing bouquet shows apricot, fig, nougat and roasted cashew characters with a hint of flinty nuance. It’s wonderfully weighted and rounded in the mouth delivering succulent fruit flavours together with creamy texture and well-pitched acidity, making it delectable and highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2028.


Lantides Abyss Assyrtiko 2020
Peloponnese, Greece
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95 Points – WineAlign,  David Lawrason
This pours surprisingly deep yellow. It has soft, mellow and ripe nose but not at all dull. There is a certain paraffin candle waxiness from volcanic origins that I really like, along with yellow mango/apricot, and fresh rosemary/oregano herbality. It is medium-full, almost lush in texture – very smooth, warm and mouthcoating with good acidity and all kinds of spice and minerality on the finish. The length is excellent to outstanding.




Meet Julien Montagné, a good personal friend of Nicholas since 2007, and the owner/winemaker of Roussillon’s Clos del Rey. ⁠

Established in 2001 by Jacques Montagné, Clos del Rey is located in the heart of Maury, producing unique dry red wines in a region that’s known for their dessert wines. A juxtaposition.

Julien Montagne’s wines are honest and pure; he employs no tricks. This is a wine made in the vineyards — truly authentic.⁠


Clos del Rey Le Sabina Rouge Côtes du Roussillon Villages 2020
$24.95 per bottle ($299.40/case)

The Mediterranean influences of earthy, wild herbs make this robust red wine dense and concentrated, yet very lively. It displays a somewhat stony and intense finish that is still infectiously juicy. When it opens up, the intensity of the black fruits, the elusive minerality, the elegance and great balance become dramatically evident. Julien Montagne doesn’t hide his wine behind masks; he employs no tricks. This is a wine made in the vineyards — truly authentic.

This wine is great with BBQ meats, lamb, beef, you name it.




Press Reviews by Wine Align

91 points by John Szabo, Master Sommelier: An old vines cuvée of grenache, carignan and syrah from the stony, schisty soils of Maury, historically reserved for fortified wine production in the style of port, this Maury ‘Sec’ is a concentrated and aromatic, flavourful wine, with a liquor-like essence of blackberry and blueberry fruit, sweet and resinous wild herbs, scorched earth and licorice, and more in a highly satisfying and bold ensemble. Tannins are abundant but coated and softened by high fruit extract, while acids are low but adequate to balance the big ensemble. Great length. Immensely satisfying at the price; drink or hold another 4-6 years I suspect without concern.

90 points by Megha Jandhyala: This is a rich, ripe blend from Maury Sec, an appellation in the Agly Valley in Roussillon that was authorized for the production of dry red wines in 2011. The nose is inviting and appealing, with notes of cherry compôte, black raspberries, garrigue, and a subtle mineral aroma that reminds me of wet cement. It is medium-bodied, with grainy, drying tannins and balanced acids. I really like the lush fruit on the mid-palate that recede gracefully, leaving a subtle bitterness and warmth in their wake.

90 points by David Lawrason: The village of Maury is better known for its sweet ‘vins doux naturel’. This dry red based on grenache, carignan and syrah shows the energy, or a certain internal combustion, I associate with the carignan grape. The nose is quite lifted with red fruit (raspberry, plum) some spice and minerality. It is medium-full bodied, sour-edged and firmly tannic with some heat. Quite peppery and meaty (charcuterie) on the finish. The length is excellent.

90 points by Sarah d’Amato: From a relatively new appellation in the southwestern region of Roussillon designated in 2011 to allow producers to craft dry reds in addition to the more famous Vin Doux of Maury. In the midst of all the sweetness of the region, Clos del Rey makes only dry wines. This plush incarnation features flavours of liquored black cherry, a chalky minerality and tender tannins. Ripe but with a lick of minerality that helps to provide balance along with a welcome degree of bitterness. Some bitterness helps curb the perception of alcohol too. An arresting yet youthfully broody wine.


The Clos del Rey Property

Clos del Rey’s vineyards viewed from afar



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