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Montebuena Rioja Cuvee KPF 2013 Product #29774 (In Stock)
Montebuena Rioja Cuvee KPF 2013 Montebuena Rioja Cuvee KPF 2013

What has become one of the greatest values in Rioja - sporting multiple 90 point kudos over the past few vintages - is better than ever in 2013. It's a lip smacking, mouthwatering, thirst quenching beauty this year, with generous ripe blackberry and cherry fruit accented by a touch of fresh earth and spice.  Fully flavored, but with no excess fat, the cherry/berry fruit pumps on through a juicy, clean, finish with fine tannins, dark chocolate, and mouthwatering tangy cherry lingering.  Try it with a chill for maximum refreshment or a touch warmer for more ripe, sweet, fruit.

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El Ganador Malbec Mendoza 2014 Product #30098 (In Stock)
El Ganador Malbec Mendoza 2014 El Ganador Malbec Mendoza 2014

Many of you have enjoyed the custom cuvees of Spanish wines developed by Wine Enthusiast Importer of the Year Fran Kysela in the past.  Here, Fran works his magic on Malbec. It's 100% Malbec from old-vines (some planted 1912) growing at 3,000 feet in Mendoza's prime Lujan de Cuyo sub-region. Grown at low yields and harvested 100% by hand - a rarity in Malbec at this price point - it's crushed in an old-style basket press to bring out plenty of color and flavor without hard tannins.  Fermentation in temperature-controlled tanks keeps the fruit front and center, while 10% of the wine picks up subtle notes of toast, smoke, and spice from six months in new French oak.

The pedigree belongs to a much more expensive wine, and you’ll find a lot more class and quality here than the modest price suggests.  It serves up big aromas of chocolate, smoke, mulberry and black cherry that carry on through the lush, rich, and very supple palate. The ripe cherry/berry flavors keep on pumping through the soft, broad, finish.  Drink it with pizza, with burgers, with cheese or just with friends – at these prices, you can drink it anytime you'd like!

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Portada Winemakers Selection Tinto Douro 2011 Product #29373 (In Stock)
Portada Winemakers Selection Tinto Douro 2011 Portada Winemakers Selection Tinto Douro 2011

Number 8 on Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Best Buys of 2014!   The grape blend here is a good example of why folks find Portuguese wine intimidating:  Tinta Roriz, Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Caladoc, Castelão, Pinot Noir, and Touriga Nacional are in there somewhere!  The winemaking is pretty straight ahead, with fermentation in tank and just a little time in barrel and bottle before release.  But there’s a nice touch of complexity to the plump, juicy, aromas and flavors of blackberry, black raspberry, and tangy plum fruit and accents of crushed violets and lavender.  At just 12.5% abv, you can enjoy this solo with a chill or pair it everything from fried chicken to grilled tuna or burgers.

"A dark colored, dense wine that is rich and firmly structured. Aged in wood, it holds flavors of plum and berry fruits balanced with a fresh acidity. This is a wine for aging, its structure a powerful statement. Drink from 2014.”Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2011 Product #29454 (In Stock)
Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2011 Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2011

Another fine vintage for this deep South Italian red that is always robust, but never cooked or heavy. 100% Negromaro done all in tank for freshness.

"Firm and savory, this opens with aromas of ripe berry, clove and graphite. On the palate, notes of clove and black pepper add depth to ripe Morello cherry and crushed raspberry flavors. Supple tannins offer support."Wine Enthusiast 89 points

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Les Vigneaux Merlot Pays D' Oc 2014 Product #29850 (In Stock)
Les Vigneaux Merlot Pays D' Oc 2014 Les Vigneaux Merlot Pays D' Oc 2014

Merlot isn't the first grape you think of when looking at a bottle of wine from Languedoc, but the famed Mas de Daumas Gassac proved years ago that Merlot can do very well in the stony, sunny, vineyards around the town of Gignac.  Here, the local co-op, Les Vignerons de la Vicomté, has turned out an easy-drinking Merlot treat!

It's a clean, fresh, fruity Merlot with pretty red currant and berry fruit and accents of chocolate and spice.  Smooth and easy on the palate and supple and clean on the fruit and chocolate finish where just a touch of fresh herb adds interest.  Fun stuff!

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Castelmaure Corbieres Col Des Vents 2014 Product #29927 (In Stock)
Castelmaure Corbieres Col Des Vents 2014 Castelmaure Corbieres Col Des Vents 2014

There’s nothing not to like and everything to love about this robust blend of 50% Carignan, 35% Grenache, and 15% Syrah from the barren hills of Laguedoc’s Corbieres region.  Generous aromas of crushed blackberry, black plum, cracked pepper, cocoa, warm stones and more jump from the glass.  Take a sip and you’ll love how the briary blackberry, blueberry and raspberry fruit coat your mouth and the accents of chocolate, stone, herb and pepper give extra complexity.  While the flavors are big and the texture rich, there’s a welcome dose of juicy acidity and fine-grained tannins that make this refreshing drunk solo and flexible at table, too.  

Col des Vents Corbieres isn’t just a delicious red for easy drinking and robust winter foods – it’s also a very, very, smart buy.  At just 13.5% alcohol, it’s a gutsy red you can have more than one glass of and still hold up your end of dinner conversation.  And, at these case prices – the lowest we can find in the world and a whopping $5 or 38% less than the big box store down the street charges – you’ll know you’re enjoying world class value too!

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Alexander Valley Gewurztraminer Mendocino 2014 Product #29940 (In Stock)
Alexander Valley Gewurztraminer Mendocino 2014 Alexander Valley Gewurztraminer Mendocino 2014

A delightful, very aromatic, treat from a winery better known for Cabernet and Zinfandel.  From a tiny vineyard in Medocino, this serves up extravagant aromas of white fruit, lychee fruit, ginger, and baking spice.  On the palate, it's rich and loaded with grapefruit and pear flavors to go with the gingery spice and then turns very dry, even crisp, on the finish with ginger and rose petal notes lingering behind.  Fun stuff and a terrific value.  Try it!

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De Angelis Falerio DOC Bianco 2014 Product #30196 (In Stock)
De Angelis Falerio DOC Bianco 2014 De Angelis Falerio DOC Bianco 2014

Best vintage yet for this fresh, fruit-filled, Italian white. The Falerio DOC sits at the southern end of Marche, on Italy's Adriatic coast just East of Umbria.  The relatively new DOC was created in 1975 to promote the region's two best white wine grapes-Passerina and Pecorino-while continuing to allow use of the ubiquitous Trebbiano.

Great aromas of pear, peach, and lime with a salty scent of the sea in the background.    On the palate, there's loads of ripe, creamy peach, apple, pear and nectarine fruit with a spritz of key lime juice and seltzer followed by a chalky, salty, mineral-driven, finish.  There's a lot of creamy richness here that will please fans of unoaked Chardonnays, but the zesty acidity and mineral element make this super fresh and mouthwatering.  Brilliant with a garlicky scampi and seafood but pretty darn fun to just drink at a party or with friends over antipasti.  Fantastic value.

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Monte Degli Angeli Pinot Noir Monferrato 2014 Product #29656 (In Stock)
Monte Degli Angeli Pinot Noir Monferrato 2014 Monte Degli Angeli Pinot Noir Monferrato 2014

You've got to be willing to think a bit outside the box to find real, honest, Pinot Noir selling for less than $10 these days.  Here we head to Italy's Piemonte region - more famous for Barolo and Barbaresco - to a small family-owned estate run by Brothers Antonio and Paolo Sperone.  The climate here is closer to Burgundy than you'd expect, and it lets the Sperones harvest ripe, juicy, Pinot Noir fruit and then give it 6 months in barrel to soften and gain complexity.  Black cherry and strawberry fruit hold center stage here with accents of smoke and fresh earth.  Juicy in the middle and supported by light, fine, tannin, this is a steal in value Pinot Noir that tastes like...well, Pinot Noir!

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Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tinto 2014 Product #29984 (In Stock)
Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tinto 2014 Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tinto 2014

Robert Parker called the 2011 edition of this perennial favorite value red, “Possibly the single greatest dry red wine value in the world.”  The 2014 edition harkens back to the extra layer of richness, ripeness and power that elevated the ’11 to 90 point status (vs. the “regular” 89 points Parker gives it).  As always, it’s a blend of 85% Garnacha and 15% Tempranillo, all grown on the dusty, barren, soils of Spain’s Campo de Borja region.  Naturally grown, hand harvested, and fermented and aged all in tank, it’s a perfect blend of rich, ripe, fruit and stylish, refreshing, structure.

In 2014, the fruit returns to the darker shades found in the 2011, with loads of juicy black raspberry and cherry aromas and flavors with accents of crushed violets, white pepper, and sweet spice. It's smooth and supple on the palate with mouthfilling heft and juicy, mouthwatering, freshness.  It finishes smooth and with light, ripe, tannins, leaving notes of blackberry, pepper, and spice lingering behind. A whole lot of wine - and fun - for the money!

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San Cipriano Pinot Grigio Friuli Grave 2014 Product #30152 (In Stock)
San Cipriano Pinot Grigio Friuli Grave 2014 San Cipriano Pinot Grigio Friuli Grave 2014

If you're looking for a crisp, clean, easy-drinking Pinot Grigio at a fine, everyday price - here you go!  From the plains of Italy's Friuli region, San Cipriano Pinot Grigio Grave delivers plenty of fresh apple, green pear, and lemon zest aroma and flavor with a clean, fresh, dry finish.  There's enough briskness here for refreshment or to pair with lighter foods, but "clean" and "easy-drinking" are the real themes here.  Oh, and "Value," too!

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Gabriella Veneto Pinot Grigio 2014 Product #30434 (In Stock)
Gabriella Veneto Pinot Grigio 2014 Gabriella Veneto Pinot Grigio 2014

Just what you hope for - but don't often get - in good value Pinot Grigio. You'll find clean, fresh, aromas of passion fruit, lemon, and green pear that lead to crisp and juicy flavors of pear, apple, peach and lime.  There's a nice note of tangy lemon zest and tart pineapple at the end to keep the finish refreshing and interesting.  A fine value Grigio for easygoing fun.

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Arona Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2014 Product #29097 (In Stock)
Arona Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2014 Arona Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2014

The new release of this certified sustainable New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc once again delivers plenty of Kiwi character with a little extra complexity and focus - possibly from 10% Riesling co-fermented with the Sauvignon!  Juicy, bright, and vivacious with generous flavors of pink grapefruit, passion fruit, lemon, lime, and fresh grass.  There's a nice minerality on the mouthwatering finish.  Generous, but nicely in control, this will be just as at home on the table as it is by itself on the back deck.

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Marquis De Hautevigne Buzet Cabernet Merlot 2012 Product #29364 (In Stock)
Marquis De Hautevigne Buzet Cabernet Merlot 2012 Marquis De Hautevigne Buzet Cabernet Merlot 2012

Like it's neighbor Cahors, Buzet was once a bustling source of robust reds for export to England and beyond (before those nasty Bordelais started taxing wine moving up the Gironde to the sea). Today, it's starting to reemerge as a fine value source for rich, soft, Bordeaux-style wines without the Bordeaux price tag.

This little beauty from the Buzet co-op is a fine example of what can be done with Bordeaux grapes here in France's Southwest - and one of the few no-sulfur added wines in the store.  Cabernet for structure and Merlot for plum fruit with time in fine oak barrels (the co-op makes their own!) for a soft, supple, complexity.  Plump, ripe cherry and currant fruit gets just the right touch of spice, tobacco, and fresh herb to go with the finely tannic finish. Very good value here.

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Portium Cava Brut Nature NV Product #29658 (In Stock)
Portium Cava Brut Nature NV Portium Cava Brut Nature NV

Cava is always good value, but you'll look long and hard to find any sub-$10 sparkling wine that's this good. It's a blend of traditional Cava varietals - Xarel-lo, Macabeu and Parellada - with 30% Chardonnay and fermented in bottle, just like Champagne.  It's rich, yeasty, showing off caramalized apricot flavors, fine bubbles, and finishing zesty and dry.  ** from the Washington Post, too!

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Magellan Le Fruit Defendu Vdp De l'Herault 2013 Product #29668 (In Stock)
Magellan Le Fruit Defendu Vdp De l'Herault 2013 Magellan Le Fruit Defendu Vdp De l'Herault 2013

What happens when you discover a lost plot of 40 year-old Carignan vines and then treat them with the respect and techniques normally reserved for Burgundy?  Deliciousness! Bright, fresh, aromas and flavors of crunchy raspberry, strawberry, redcurrant and more take center stage with highlights of spice and black pepper adding interest.  Dusty tannins don't get in the way of the ripe fruit flavors that pump out along the juicy, mouthwatering, finish.  "Forbidden Fruit?"  Not at all!

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Dom Bernier (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2014 Product #29695 (In Stock)
Dom Bernier (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2014 Dom Bernier (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2014

The brothers Couillaud are among the most outstanding winegrowers of the western Loire Valley.  And while their Muscadet is terrific, it was this complex and distinctive Chardonnay that captured our attention.  The 2014 harvest yielded nicely ripe Chardonnay fruit with plenty of heft and balancing acidity.  They fermented about 8% in barrel and the rest in concrete tanks, allowing all of the wine to go through malolactic fermentation.  The result is an amazingly rich, creamy, almost Meursault-like Chardonnay with the zesty cut and minerality of a top Chablis.  Honey, cream, chalk, and tart green apple aromas and flavors are delivered with nice energy and drive and linger on a long, mouthwatering, brilliantly complex finish.  A tad more cut than the 2013, but just as pure and mineral and delicious.

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Lopez De Haro Rioja Crianza 2010 Product #29747 (In Stock)
Lopez De Haro Rioja Crianza 2010 Lopez De Haro Rioja Crianza 2010

There's no one named "Lopez" involved with this project and the winery isn't located in the town of Haro.  But the quality from this relatively new project has bee nothing short of astounding through its first set of releases.  The 2008 Rioja Crianza (all Tempranillo) was very nice, but this 2010 takes a clear step up in complexity and satisfaction.

"The 2010 Hacienda Lopez de Haro Crianza feels quite classical in its style, lightly-colored, with clean red spicy fruit, a touch of leather and a polished, soft palate that makes it very pleasant and easy to drink. At this price level this wine is a steal! Drink 2014-2018."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Palacio De Bornos Verdejo Rueda 2014 Product #29922 (In Stock)
Palacio De Bornos Verdejo Rueda 2014 Palacio De Bornos Verdejo Rueda 2014

Over the past decade in Spain, "Verdejo" has come to be synonymous with "clean, crisp, white wine."  Which is unexpected, since it's only been 20 years or so since the Sanz family launched this estate and led the transformation of Rueda from oxidized, sherry-like, wines to refreshing beauties like this one!

At its best, Verdejo is like a richer, less grapefruity, version of Sauvignon Blanc.  Here big aromas of tropical fruit, tangerine, lemongrass and lemon thyme lead to bold flavors of ripe citrus (tangerine, orange, lemon) with a touch of anise and fresh cut grass for interest.  It's smooth and vibrant on the palate with excellent length and a mouthwatering finish that leaves citrus, green melon, and peach skin flavors lingering nicely.  A refreshing white to just sip and even better with Spanish tapas, sushi, or even spicy Cajun shrimp.

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Vinicola Corellana Camara Alta Navarra Garnacha 2014 Product #30198 (In Stock)
Vinicola Corellana Camara Alta Navarra Garnacha 2014 Vinicola Corellana Camara Alta Navarra Garnacha 2014

As more than one expert has said, seeing the Thomas Calder Selection note on a wine's back label is a close to a guarantee of quality as you're going to get.  Here, Tom heads south from his normal French turf to uncover a gem of a winery from Spain's Navarra region.  North of Rioja and note far from the French border, Navarra was Spain's most important wine region in the 1700-1800s, so much so that the King had to ban new vineyard plantings for fear not enough food would be grown to feed the local population!

The sandy soils of Ribera Baja, in Navarra's south, are perfect for getting traditional grapes like Garnacha fully ripe without going over the top, and that's what we have here.  Done all in tank, Garnacha grapes from 50+ year-old vines delivers direct strawberry and cherry fruit with dashes of herb and spice for extra interest.  Easy drinking, fresh, and fun, this over-delivers for the price and will be a great everyday red for casual food and entertaining.

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