June 2024 - On-Demand

June 2024 - On-Demand
This month's Wine feature is On-Demand Wines

On-Demand Reviews

Kirkland Signature 2023 Rosé Prosecco DOC
93 points
$7
Best Buy
A lovely Rosé Prosecco with a very pleasant red berry essence.
93 points $7 Best Buy
For Better Or Worse 2021  Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$15
Best Buy
A charming Cabernet with a fine pirouette of zesty fruit and creamy, smoky oak.
93 points $15 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 2019  Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
93 points
$19
Best Buy
A delicious classic that is drinking well now but has the structure to be laid in a cellar for a few years; pair with a braised boar ragu.
93 points $19 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 2020  Barolo DOCG
93 points
$19
Best Buy
A supple and bouncy delight of a Barolo with high toned fruit and mouthwatering acidity framed judiciously by a wisp of smoky oak.
93 points $19 Best Buy
Whitehaven 2023  Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$20
Best Buy
When you think of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, this is exactly what you want and expect.
93 points $20 Best Buy
Franzese Wines 2023  Areni
93 points
$24
An exceptionally good and friendly red wine with bright red fruits and a pleasing underlying light spice that rounds out the wine nicely.
Cerro 2020  Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$95
A classic example of a big, bold and rich Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley; it's everything that you would expect and desire it to be.
Coltbridge Vineyards 2022 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$15
Best Buy
New World ripeness to the fruit with some crisp Old World acidity and all enrobed within a measured amount of oak character; a pleasure to taste.
92 points $15 Best Buy
Naledi 2023  Chardonnay
92 points
$18
Best Buy
Pomaciously fruited and lightly robed in cream, this wine is a delicious interplay of soft and tart while finishing zesty; a very good Macon substitute.
92 points $18 Best Buy
Skyhook 2018 Red Blend Sonoma County
92 points
$45
Dense, rich, lush fruit and earthy tannins create a well balanced red wine that has the acidity to work well with food or alone.
Cerro Block 2018 Single Vineyard Petit Verdot
92 points
$85
Fruity and floral with an underlying earthy bass tone, this will pair with steaks while bringing an ethereal top note to the combination.
Barefoot NV  Riesling
91 points
$6
Best Buy
Racy acidity and nice spectrum of fruits to balance with the lightly candied sweetness; a quintessential off-dry Riesling.
91 points $6 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 2021  Chianti Riserva DOCG
91 points
$8
Best Buy
A lovely everyday pasta and red sauce wine with vibrant tart red cherry balanced with a touch of leather and green herbs.
91 points $8 Best Buy
Black Box 2021  Malbec
91 points
$19.98
A classic, super clean, no frills Malbec with all the ripe fruits.
91 points $19.98
Black Box 2022 Deep & Dark Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points
$19.98
A decadent Cabernet for dessert pairings with chocolate and vanilla or any roasted meat with mole sauce.
91 points $19.98
River Road Family Vineyards 2022 Stephanies Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir
91 points
$29
Plush red fruit and refreshing acidity come together with balanced oak to create an excellent wine for dinner or afterwork drinks.
Alamos 2021  Malbec
90 points
$13
Best Buy
Tasty ripe fruits with threads of coffee and chocolate woven throughout make this a crowd friendly Malbec.
90 points $13 Best Buy
Chateau Tanunda 2022 Grand Barossa Shiraz
90 points
$19.99
Bold and juicy with layers of intense flavors to pair with grilled meats and especially lamb.
90 points $19.99
Chateau Tanunda 2019 Grand Barossa Year Of The Tiger Limited Reserve Shiraz
90 points
$28.99
A juicy, fruity Shiraz with the bold richness expected from the Barossa Valley.
90 points $28.99
Massif 2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$135
This smells and tastes like a high quality Napa Cabernet that needs either several hours in a decanter or at least another 5 years in cellar to begin to unfurl.
Barefoot NV  Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Enjoy this Sauv Blanc's candied and tropical nose and palate with a light floral character and uplifting herbaceous quality.
89 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Extra Dry California
89 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Aromas of spring time orchard blossoms fill the nose with peach and pear dancing on the palate; a pleasing weekend sipper that will make a great Bellini base.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
The Saltress 2022  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$13
Best Buy
A rich, elegant, full bodied and beefy Cabernet with drying earthy tannins and an overall savory palate that rewards with an uplifting finish; pair with herb crusted grilled meats.
89 points $13 Best Buy
Franzese Wines 2023 White Blend Ararat
89 points
$24
A food friendly white wine with nice yellow fruit and floral notes that will pair well with cheese or compliment a stuffed squash aperitif.
Barefoot NV  Malbec
88 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Red fruit, black fruit, and blue fruit with some cocoa and baking spices; pair with chocolate fruit desserts.
88 points $6.99 Best Buy
La Playa 2022 Estate Series Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$9
Best Buy
A lovely, lean Cabernet that will pair with grilled meats or roasts and is a great every day table wine.
88 points $9 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Brut Rose California
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
A lovely pour redolent of strawberry from nose to palate with a light interplay of other red fruits and flowers.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Vino De Eyzaguirre 2022  Syrah
88 points
$11
Best Buy
Bolder tannins and a fuller body will lend this for pairing with steak, roasts, and grilled meats, and make it especially tasty with grilled lamb.
88 points $11 Best Buy
Alamos 2021  Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$13
Best Buy
A lively and bright food wine for burgers or steak with a fresh side salad.
88 points $13 Best Buy
Clos Du Bois 2022  Chardonnay
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
A rich, tropical, oaky Chardonnay that delivers on the greatest hits.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Naledi 2022 Meritage Coastal Region
88 points
$18
An easy pairing with braised meats but a pour that makes you crave a burger or some smoked sausage followed by a cigar.
Black Box NV  Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$19.98
A spicy, fruity Cab with plenty of savory notes.
88 points $19.98
Black Box 2022 Tart & Tangy Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$19.98
A tropical and crowd pleasing Sauvignon Blanc with a nice balance of acid and mild bitterness to make it very food friendly.
88 points $19.98
Black Box 2021  Merlot
88 points
$19.98
A simple, classic, fruity, and juicy Merlot for all occasions.
88 points $19.98
Aoyo 2018 Dark Gold R7 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$22
A classic, slightly under ripe Cabernet that benefits from a bit of sweetness and barrel character to balance and lift the slight bitter green flavors.
Lobo 2020 Wulff Vineyard Pinot Noir
88 points
$50
A big, rich, and opulent Pinot Noir, exactly as you would expect for the region.
Cerro 2019 Red Blend Napa Valley
88 points
$60
Violet candies with hints of tart cherry and strawberry; a bit unusual but also very pleasing on the nose and palate.
Barefoot NV  White Moscato
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Floral, peach, and citrus for a Bellini base or morning tailgating sipper; a charming, sweet wine that is light on its feet.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Pinot Noir
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Big sweet cherry and baking spice notes make up this food friendly Pinot Noir.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Rose
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
A refreshing Rosé with waves of semi sweet red and tropical fruits; this would make for a delicious Frosé.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Merlot
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
A nice everyday red to keep around the house.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Pink Moscato
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Waves of red berry candy make this easy drinking and very approachable.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Instrumental Wines 2023  Chardonnay
87 points
$9
Best Buy
Fruity and ripe with straightforward orchard fruit, citrus, and mild tropical fruit flavors; a good house bottle for any occasion.
87 points $9 Best Buy
La Playa 2023 Estate Series Un-Oaked Chardonnay
87 points
$9
Best Buy
A very nice table wine or everyday un-oaked Chardonnay to have around the house but that is also good enough to share with company.
87 points $9 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV  Pink Moscato
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Sweet peach with a splash of ripe red berries; a Sunday morning brunch treat to pair with berries over Belgian waffles.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Brut Cuvee American
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Light and crisp fruit notes with wisps of white flowers; a pleasing, simple sipper that will work well for brunch cocktails.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Alamos 2020 Red Blend Mendoza
87 points
$13
Best Buy
A lovely Argentinean blend for pairing with grilled meats.
87 points $13 Best Buy
The Saltress 2023  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$13
Best Buy
A tasty, tropical fruit-forward version of Sauvignon Blanc.
87 points $13 Best Buy
The Saltress 2022 Meritage Western Cape
87 points
$13
Best Buy
A slightly smoky and earthy Left Bank blend with vibrant fruit and a bit of spice; sure to please a crowd and pair well with a roast or grilled meats.
87 points $13 Best Buy
Belasco De Baquedano 2023 Llama Rosado De Malbec
87 points
$17
Serve with a slight chill and this is a boat party guzzler with just enough acid to balance its waves of strawberry and blueberry cream.
Black Box 2021 Red Blend California
87 points
$19.98
A tasty blend with pronounced black fruit flavors and a food friendly savory component.
87 points $19.98
Black Box NV  Rose
87 points
$19.98
A crushable and very ripe red berry forward summer sipper.
87 points $19.98
Black Box NV  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$19.98
An assertive Sauvignon Blanc with an herbaceous kick to pair with grilled chicken or ceviche.
87 points $19.98
Black Box 2020  Shiraz
87 points
$19.98
A wine that seems like a pairing match made in heaven for BBQ pizza.
87 points $19.98
Black Box NV  Buttery Chardonnay
87 points
$19.98
A vanilla butter ball of a Chardonnay; this tastes like Duke Silver smooth jazz.
87 points $19.98
Black Box 2021 Velvet & Velvety Red Blend
87 points
$19.98
Tasty waves of numerous ripe red berries and fruits; like a Pinot Noir Hawaiian Punch jam band.
87 points $19.98
Black Box NV  Chardonnay
87 points
$19.98
A solid house Chardonnay for the home or restaurant BTG that does it all.
87 points $19.98
Black Box NV  Pinot Grigio
87 points
$19.98
A bright house white that will suit all occasions with its good balance of ripe fruit and zippy acidity.
87 points $19.98
Black Box NV  Pinot Noir
87 points
$19.98
A richer and fully ripened style of California Pinot Noir that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
87 points $19.98
Alamos 2020 Seleccion Malbec
87 points
$20
A solid example of the category and a tasty Malbec BTG for any steak house.
Barefoot NV  Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Red fruit forward and easy drinking for a Cabernet, this is a solid everyday table wine.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Pinot Grigio
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
A bright and fruit forward white wine.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Rich Red Blend
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Red fruit and black fruit with nice acid and pleasing spices.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
Instrumental Wines 2021  Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$9
Best Buy
A crowd-pleasing Cab for burger night.
86 points $9 Best Buy
Vino De Eyzaguirre 2022  Merlot
86 points
$11
Best Buy
A lighter bodied and herbaceous expression of Merlot.
86 points $11 Best Buy
La Playa 2022 Estate Series Viognier
86 points
$13
Best Buy
A zesty Viognier with tart peach and lemon notes that will shine with grilled fish and poultry.
86 points $13 Best Buy
River Road Family Vineyards 2023 Reserve Sur Lie Aged Un-Oaked Chardonnay
86 points
$16
An oaky and aromatic Chardonnay sipper for everyday pleasure.
Axel 2022 Reserve Carmenere
86 points
$17
A spicy, savory red to pair with your favorite lamb dish.
Naledi 2023  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$18
Tropical fruit with some citrus and a pleasing green note; a good Sauvignon Blanc with a nice South African vibe.
Naledi 2022  Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$18
The grip builds as the rich, dark fruited character and luxurious oak envelopes this savory, deep black bruiser.
Barefoot NV  Chardonnay
85 points
$6.99
What most people like about a Cali Chard; a rich, fruity white wine for any night of week that's perfect with creamy pastas and cheeses.
85 points $6.99
La Playa 2022 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$13
A solid food wine, particularly for grilled meat pairings.
Black Box NV  Riesling
85 points
$19.98
Crisp Riesling acidity with nice tropical fruit and floral notes in play.
85 points $19.98
Barefoot Bubbly NV Pride Sweet Rose
84 points
$9.99
A pretty, sweet sparkler to enjoy after dinner or for morning tailgates.
84 points $9.99
Sea Salt 2023  Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
$14
A very green and herbal Sauvignon Blanc with refreshing acidity; pair with the salad course.
River Road Family Vineyards 2023 Reserve Sur Lie Aged Un-Oaked Chardonnay
84 points
$16
A solid everyday Chardonnay that you'll happily pop a second bottle of for the family get together.
Black Box NV Brilliant Collection Pinot Grigio
84 points
$19.98
A light and fruity summer beach beverage for responsible sessionable consumption.
84 points $19.98
Barefoot NV  Sweet Red
83 points
$6.99
A sweet drinking, red fruit cocktail of a wine.
83 points $6.99
Barefoot Bubbly NV  Moscato Spumante
83 points
$9.99
Sweet and floral bubbles to raise your spirits.
83 points $9.99
Black Box NV Brilliant Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
81 points
$19.98
A sweet, fruity wine.
81 points $19.98
Black Box NV Red Sangria N/A
80 points
$19.98
Red fruits, orange and sugar; the flavors of Sangria mixed with sun tea.
80 points $19.98
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