Steve's Wine Pick of the Month

Steve is often asked for his recommendation on a wine that exceeds expectations. The wine pick of the month suggests a red wine and a white wine which you can confidently buy at your local wine store, perfect for yourself or as a gift.

You can look up any wines at www.vintages.com which will tell you the stores at which they are available.

 

We'd love to hear what you think about our wine picks of the month.
Email Steven@stevencohenins.ca or phone Steve at 416-259-1166

October 2017

White Wine

Auntsfield Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough New Zealand
$20.95 CSPC code:663286

Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis Sainte Claire 2015 Burgundy France
$26.95 CSPC code:356634

Marisco Vineyards The King’s Legacy Chardonnay Marlborough New Zealand
$19.95 CSPC code: 393694

Alois Lageder Dolomiti Pinot Grigio 2016 Dolomite Italy
$21.95 CSPC code:681429

Vetiver Viura 2014 Rioja Spain
$14.95 CSPC code:437707

Robert Mondavi Chardonnay 2014 Napa Valley California
$29.95 CSPC code:310409


Red Wine

Franciscan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Napa Valley California
$29.95 CSPC code:039388    
            

Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva 2012 Tuscany Italy
$29.95 CSPC code:047118

Ritual Pinot Noir 2015 Casablanca Valley Chile
$21.95 CSPC code:514182

Atalon Pauline’s Cuvée 2012 Napa Valley California  
$43.95 CSPC code:432310

Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2015 Marlborough New Zealand
$19.95 CSPC code:590414

Paxton MV Shiraz 2015 McLaren Vale Australia
$19.95 CSPC code:327403

Susana Balbo Signature Malbec 2014 Mendoza Argentina  
$19.95 CSPC code:079798


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July/August 2017

White Wine

Momo by Seresin Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Marlborough New Zealand
$19.95 CSPC code: 9167

Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc 2014 
Napa Valley California
$22.95 CSPC code:221887
 

Gustav Lorentz Pinot Blanc 2015 
Alsace France
$17.95 CSPC code:954644

Alba Vega Albarino Rias Baixas 
Spain
$16.95 CSPC code:488973

Cave Spring Estate Chardonnay 2015 
Niagara Peninsula
$18.95 CSPC code:256552

Yalumba Viognier 2015 Eden Valley
South Australia
$24.95 CSPC code:954644


Red Wine

Joel Gott Cabernet Sauvignon 
California
$21.95 CSPC code:673798

Sterling Merlot 2012 Napa Valley 
California
$19.95 CSPC code:330241  

Mondeco Red 2011 
Dao Portugal
$13.95 CSPC code:442210

Dandelion Lioness of McLaren Vale Shiraz 
McLaren Vale Australia
$21.95 CSPC code:375475

Rustenberg RM Nicholson 2015 
Stellenbosch South Africa
$18.95 CSPC code:278390

Tapiz Alta Collection Malbec 2014 
Mendoza Argentina    
$19.95 CSPC code:450155

Stratus Wildass Red 2013 
Niagara
$19.95 CSPC code:86363


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June 2017

White Wine

Forrest The Doctors Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough New Zealand
$22.95 CSPC code: 317824

Mountadam High Eden Estate Chardonnay 2015 Eden Valley Australia
$26.95 CSPC code:333211

Domaine Servin Chablis Vaillons Premier Cru Burgundy France
$34.95 CSPC code:142778

Semeli Feast Moschofilero 2016 Peloponnese Greece
$12.95 CSPC code:477562

Bachelder Niagara Chardonnay 2013 Niagara Peninsula
$24.95 CSPC code:302083

Graham Beck Brut Rose Sparking Western Cape South Africa
$19.95 CSPC code:175588


Red Wine

Ravenswood Old Vines Zinfandel California 
$21.95 CSPC code:673798

Donnachiara Irpinia Aglianico 2013 Campania Italy 
$21.95 CSPC code:262956

Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin Okanagan Valley British Columbia 
$48.95 CSPC code:626325

Wakefield Jaraman Shiraz 2015 Clare Valley Australia 
$24.95 CSPC code:377036

Eradus Pinot Noir Marlborough New Zealand 
$24.95 CSPC code:466003

Galil Mountain Yiron Red Upper Galilee Israel Kosher 
$34.95 CSPC code:95075

Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Franc 2015 Niagara 
$21.95 CSPC code:275958


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May 2017

White Wine

Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Marlborough New Zealand
$24.95 CSPC code:164228

Mayacas Del Limari Reserva Especial Chardonnay 2015 Chile
$18.95 CSPC code:143768

Hidden Bench Estate Riesling 2015 Beamsville Bench Niagara
$23.95 CSPC code: 183491

Frescobaldi Castello Di Pomino Bianco 2015 Tuscany Italy
$19.95 CSPC code:65086

Siefried Estate Old Coach Road Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Nelson New Zealand
$19.95 CSPC code:483495

Stonehedge Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2014 Russian River Valley
$21.95 CSPC code:481499


Red Wine

Kilikanoon Blocks Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Clare Valley Australia
$24.95 CSPC code:926790

Nativ Taurasi Aglianico 2011 Campania Italy
$31.95 CSPC code:445262

Hitching Post Hometown Pinot Noir 2014 Santa Barbara County California
$29.95 CSPC code:256643

Wakefield Merlot 2015 Clare Valley Australia
$18.95 CSPC code:683201

Palliser Estate Pencarrow Pinot Noir 2015 Martinborough New Zealand
$24.95 CSPC code:692301

Tessellae Old Vines GSM 2014 Cotes de Roussillon France
$18.95 CSPC code:343517

Maseria Altemura Sasseo Primitivo 2014 Puglia Italy
$16.95 CSPC code :366955


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April 2017

White Wine

Ernie Els Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Western Cape South Africa
$16.95 CSPC code:455907

Domaine De La Denante Les Maillettes Saint-Veran 2014
$26.95 CSPC code:491738
 
Domaine Allimant-Laugner Riesling 2014 Alsace 
$18.95 CSPC code: 469726

Porconero Fiano 2015 Campania Italy
$16.95 CSPC code:485201

M Chapoutier Tournon Mathilda 2014 Victoria Australia
$17.95 CSPC code:401398

Third Reef Chardonnay 2015 Great Southern Western Australia
$24.95 CSPC code:480202

Red Wine

Edna Valley Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Central Coast California 
$20.95 CSPC code:369959

Renato Ratti Ochetti Nebbiolo Langhe Piedmont Italy 
$23.95 CSPC code:475913

Penley Estate Hyland Shiraz 2014 Coonawarra South Australia
$18.95 CSPC code:409078

Château Ste. Michelle Merlot 2014 Columbia Valley Washington
$21.95 CSPC code:486936

Underwood Pinot Noir 2015 Oregon 
$22.95 CSPC code:421198

Vidal-Fleury Cotes Du Rhone 2013 Rhone France
$15.95 CSPC code:263897

Kaiken Ultra Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Mendoza Argentina  
$19.95 CSPC code :135202

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March 2017

White Wine

Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc 2014 Napa Valley California
$22.95 CSPC code: 221887
 

Eradus Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Marlborough New Zealand
$18.95 CSPC code: 225557
 

Vineland Estates Elevation Riesling St. Urban Vineyard Niagara
$19.95 CSPC code: 38117

Zuccardi Serie A Chardonnay/Viognier 2015 Mendoza Argentina
$16.95 CSPC code: 262097

Jean-Max Roger Sancerre Cuvee Genese 2015
$27.95 CSPC code: 189126

Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay Sonoma County California
$26.95 CSPC code:272556


Red Wine

J. Lohr Tower Road Petite Sirah Paso Robles Callifornia 
$38.95 CSPC code: 480210

Storia Antica Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Veneto Italy 
$17.95 CSPC code: 273672  

Zonte`s Footstep Avalon Tree Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Fleurieu South Australia
$17.75 CSPC code: 353193

Astrolabe Valleys Pinot Noir 2014 Marlborough New Zealand  
$23.95 CSPC code: 374454  

Domaine Le Grand Retour Plan de Dieu Cote du Rhone Villages 2014 Rhone France 
$14.95 CSPC code: 224592

Seghesio Zinfandel 2015 Sonoma County California
$29.95 CSPC code: 942151

Errazuriz Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Aconcagua Alto Chile
$19.95 CSPC code: 203364


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February 2017

Many Great Buys for this month.

White Wine

Recanati Chardonnay 2014, Upper Galilee Israel $24.95 CSPC code:  128322

Stadt Krems Gruner Veltliner 2015 Wachau Austria $16.95 CSPC code: 295626

Rapaura Springs Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2015, Marlborough New Zealand $24.95 CSPC code: 388421

Robert Oatley Signature Series Chardonnay 2015 Margaret River Australia $18.95 CSPC code: 350900

Penmara The White Ribbon Semillon 2016 Hunter Valley Australia $14.95 CSPC code: 474031

Cave Spring Chardonnay Musque 2015 Niagara Ontario $16.95 CSPC code: 246579


Red Wine

Galil Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Upper Galilee Israel
$24.95      CSPC code: 128058

Paolo Conterno Riva Del Bric Barolo 2012 Piedmont Italy $44.95 
CSPC code: 172783

Dandelion Lioness of McLaren Vale Shiraz 2014 $21.95 CSPC code: 357475

Montes Alpha Pinot Noir 2014 Aconcagua Chile $19.95 CSPC code: 143214  

Embocadero 2012 Ribero Del Duero Spain $15.95 CSPC: 482497

Two Hands Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 McLaren Vale Australia $29.95 CSPC code: 219469 


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January 2017

January is a bargain month. There are some good buys that swing above their weight.

White Wine

Alain Geoffroy Petit Chablis 2015, Chablis Burgundy France $19.95 CSPC code: 470393

Nikolaihof Wachau Terrassen Gruner Veltliner 2014, Wachau Austria $23.95 CSPC code: 734517 

Mount Riley Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough New Zealand $17.95 CSPC code: 981670

Felina Vina Cobos Chardonnay 2015, Mendoza Argentina (Available Jan 21st) $16.95 CSPC code: 968537

Man Free-Run Steen Chenin Blanc 2015, Coastal Region South Africa $13.95 CSPC code: 126847

Laurent Miquel Nord Sud Viognier 2014, Pays D'OC France $14.94 CSPC code: 462481


Red Wine

Piatelli Premium Reserve Malbec Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza Argentina $16.95 CSPC code: 455808

Cantina San Paolo Aglianico 2015, Campania Italy $13.95 CSPC code: 473132

Gabriel Meffre Saint-Barthelemy Vacqueyras 2014, Rhone France $25.95 CSPC code: 479691

Castello Di Fonterutoli Chianti Classico 2014, Tuscany Italy 375 ml. $13.95 CSPC code: 599779

Vinessens Sein, Alicante Spain $17.00 CSPC code: 391896

Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Mendoza Argentina (Available January 21st) $47.95 CSPC code: 959965

 


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November-December 2016

It is holiday time and I am recommending wines that are excellent buys for the season.


White Wine

Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2014, Marlborough New Zealand $36.95 CSPC code: 359513

Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio 2015, Alto Adige Italy $19.95 CSPC code: 474742 

Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough New Zealand $19.95 CSPC code: 919514

Zenato San Benedetto Lugana 2015, Veneto Italy $17.95 CSPC code: 707158

Domaine Jean Collet et Fils Chablis Montmains 1er Cru, Burgundy France $34.95 CSPC code: 405704

Tawse Spark Limestone Ridge Sparkling Riesling 2014, Niagara Ontario $20.20 CSPC code: 370361


Red Wine

Clos De Los Siete 2013, Uco Valley Mendoza $23.95 CSPC code: 622571

Le Volte Dell'Ornellaia IGT, Tuscany Italy $29.95 CSPC code: 964221

Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Quartage 2014, Barossa South Australia $21.95 CSPC code: 24041

Tedeschi Capital del Nicalo 2014, Venezie Italy $17.95 CSPC code: 984997

Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley California $39.95 CSPC code: 906420

Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart of Barossa Shiraz 2014, Barossa Australia $21.95 CSPC code: 167189

Seresin Momo Pinot Noir 2014, Marlborough New Zealand $19.95 CSPC code: 163972



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July 2016

It is summer and I've selected picks that are appropriate for the season.

White Wine

Noble Vines 446 Chardonnay 2014, San Bernebe Monterey California $18.95 CSPC code: 458687

Tinhorn Creek Chardonnay 2014, Okanagan Valley British Columbia $19.95 CSPC code: 378489

Hidden Bench Estate Riesling 2014, Niagara Ontario (also available from the winery) $23.95 CSPC code: 183491

Mount Riley Limited Release Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough New Zealand $18.95 CSPC code: 447425

Gerard Bertrand Reserve Speciale Viognier 2014 $14.95 CSPC code: 147975

Mirval Rose 2015, Cote de Provence France (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's vineyard) $22.95 CSPC code: 342584

Red Wine

Susana Balbo Signature Malbec 2013, Uco Valley Mendoza $19.95 CSPC code: 079798

Baglio Di Pianetto Nero D'Avola 2013, Sicily Italy $14.95 CSPC code: 207423

3 Rings Shiraz 2013 Barossa Valley South Australia $18.95 CSPC code: 014495

Senorio De Los Baldios 2009, Ribera del Duero Spain $19.95 CSPC code: 366393

Henry of Pelham Reserve Baco Noir 2013, Niagara Ontario (also available from the winery) $24.95 CSPC: 461699

Domaine Les Yeuses Les Epices Syrah 2013, Pays d'Oc Midi France $15.95 CSPC code: 177584

Mahi Pinot Noir 2013 Marlborough New Zealand $20.95 CSPC code: 447532



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June 2016

2016 is the 40th Anniversary of the Judgment of Paris, tasting between California Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon and French White Burgundy and Red Bordeaux.

Wines from the competing winemakers are featured at Vintages. The winners were Chateau Montelena Chardonnay and Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon. They are available in their current iterations if you want to try them.

White Wine

Robert Oatley Signature Series Chardonnay 2014, Margaret River Australia $18.95 CSPC code: 350900

Casa Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Chardonnay 2013, Casablanca Valley Chile $24.95 CSPC code: 947937

Donnachiara Greco Di Tufo 2014 Campania Italy $21.95 CSPC code: 262964

Coopers Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough New Zealand $18.95 CSPC code: 957407

Sumarroca Cuvee Gran Reserva Brut Nature Cava, Spain $18.95 CSPC code: 393504

Graham Beck Brut Rose 2010, Western Cape South Africa $21.95 CSPC code: 004085

Red Wine

Wirra Wirra Church Block Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot 2013, McLaren Vale South Australia $19.95 CSPC code: 024034

San Felice Chianti Classico 2013, Tuscany Italy $19.95 CSPC code: 282996

D'Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz 2013 McLaren Vale South Australia $19.95 CSPC code: 984021

Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha 2014, Campo de Borja Spain $19.95 CSPC code: 273748

Sister's Run Epiphany Shiraz 2014, McLaren Vale Australia $16.95 CSPC: 269464

Seghesio Zinfandel 2014, Sonoma California $29.95 CSPC code: 942151

Quail's Gate Pinot Noir 2014 Okanagan Valley BC $27.95 CSPC code: 585760

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May 2016


White Wine

Rabl Kittmansberg Gruner Veltliner2014 Austria $15.95 CSPC code: 346007

Rodney Strong Chardonnay 2013, Sonoma California $24.95 CSPC code: 275552

Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio 2015 Sudtirol-Alto Adige Italy $22.95 CSPC code: 954024

Te Pa Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough New Zealand $19.95 CSPC code: 450668

Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Marlborough New Zealand $24.95 CSPC code: 677450

Graham Beck Game Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014 Paarl South Africa $15.95 CSPC code: 443366

Red Wine

Zonte's Footstep Lake Doctor Shiraz 2013 South Australia $17.95 CSPC code: 072975

Rendola Rosso Di Montalcino 2009 Tuscany Italy $15.95 CSPC code: 438564

Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Quartage 2013 Barossa South Australia $21.95 CSPC code: 024091

San Pedro 1865 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Maipo Valley Chile $19.95 CSPC code: 037911

Chapel Hill Parson's Nose Shiraz 2013, McLaren Vale Australia $19.95 CSPC: 339705

Fabre Montmayou Gran Reserva Malbec 2012 Mendoza Argentina $24.95 CSPC code: 279802

Thornbury Pinot Noir 2014 Central Otago New Zealand $24.95 CSPC code: 329706

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March/April 2016


White Wine

Culmina Decora Riesling 2014, Okanagan Valley British Columbia $24.95 CSPC code: 444836

Clos Du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay 2013, Sonoma California $29.95 CSPC code: 421941

Terradora Di Paolo Loggia Della Serra Greco Di Tufo 2014, Campagnia Italy $19.95 CSPC code: 98319

Stoneleigh Latitude Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough New Zealand $21.95 CSPC code: 324228

Tzafona Cellars Cold Climate Riesling 2014 Kosher, Niagara $19.95 CSPC code: 445569

Marques De Gelida Exlusive Brut Gran Reserva Cava 2010, Penedes Spain $19.95 CSPC code: 441956

Red Wine

Paxton MV Shiraz 2014, South Australia $19.95 CSPC code: 327403

Teperberg Vision Cabernet Sauvignon/Petit Syrah 2014 Kosher, Samson Israel $19.95 CSPC code: 744235

Xanadu DJL Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Margaret River Western Australia $22.95 CSPC code: 44480

Emiliana Viveyards Coyam 2012, Valle De Colchagua Chile $29.95 CSPC code: 063891

Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2013, Clare Valley Australia $24.95 CSPC: 998476

Rocca Della Macie Chianti Classico Riserva 2012, Tuscany Italy $22.95 CSPC code: 930966

Cantele Salice Salentino Reserva 2012, Puglia Italy $14.95 CSPC code: 724328

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February/March 2016


White Wine

Trimbach Reserve Pinot Gris 2012, Alsace, France $23.95 CSPC code: 971762

Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Marlborough, New Zealand $23.95 CSPC code: 164228

Mountadam Riesling 2013, Eden Valley, Australia $19.95 CSPC code: 288266

Quail's Gate Chardonnay 2013, Okanagan, BC $22.95 CSPC code: 377770

La Chablisienne Cote de Lechet Chablis 1er Cru 2011, Burgundy, France $36.95 CSPC code: 442038

William Fevre Espino Gran Cuvee Chardonnay 2013, Maipo Valley, Chile $18.95 CSPC code: 0445146

Red Wine

D'Arenberg The Custodian Grenache 2012, McLaren Vale, Australia $19.95 CSPC code: 713040

Two Hands Fields of Joy Shiraz 2013, Clare Valley, Australia $28.95 CSPC code: 432963

Tahbilk Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Central Victoria, Australia $22.95 CSPC code: 138818

Marchesi de'Frescobaldi Castel Giacondo Brunello di Montalcino 2010, Tuscany, Italy $113.95 magnum 1500ml CSPC: 963371

La Mannella Brunello di Montalcino 2010, Tuscany, Italy $47.95 CSPC code: 279083

Baron De Ley Reserva 2010, Rioja, Spain $21.95 CSPC code: 958868

Ridge Three Valleys (blend) 2013, Sonoma, California $35.95 CSPC: 652875

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January 2016


White Wine

Fred Loimer Lois Gruner Veltliner 2013 Kamptal Austria $17.95 CSPC code: 422717

Vina Cobos Felino Chardonnay 2014, Mendoza Argentina $19.95 CSPC code: 119099

Saint Roch Vielles Vignes Grenache Blanc/Roussanne 2014, Cotes Du Roussillon France $16.95 CSPC code: 175232

Wakefield Estate Chardonnay 2014, Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills Australia $14.95 CSPC code: 711556

Casa Silva Cool Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Colchagua Valley Chile $16.95 CSPC code: 419812

Mallory & Benjamin Talmard Macon-Uchizy $16.95 CSPC code: 733956

Red Wine

Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvee 2012, Sonoma California $19.95 CSPC code: 397521

Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Clare Valley Australia $17.95 CSPC code: 744235

Pico & Vine Pinot Noir 2013, Russian River Valley California $26.95 CSPC code: 438549

Te Kairanga Pinot Noir 2013 Martinborough New Zealand $26.95 CSPC code: 744948

La Ferme Du Mont Premiere Cote 2013 Cote Du Rhone France $15.95 CSPC: 251645

Fattoria Dei Barbi Brunello Di Montalcino 2010 Tuscany Italy $49.95 CSPC code: 928028

Vinessens Sein 2011 Alicante Spain $16.95 CSPC code: 391896

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