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El Cortijillo Tempranillo La Mancha 2014 Product #29946 (In Stock)
El Cortijillo Tempranillo La Mancha 2014 El Cortijillo Tempranillo La Mancha 2014

The past three vintages of this 100% Tempranillo from the land of Don Quixote and windmills pulled down 88 point ratings from Steve Tanzer’s IWC (now Vinous).  This edition is clearly better even as the price stays crazy, wonderfully, low.

It’s all Tempranillo from 30+ year-old vines grown on the dry, dusty, plains of La Manacha and made all in stainless steel tank (no oak at all).  And, pure Tempranillo joy and fun is what you’ll find here in spades.  The generous aromas feature crushed black cherry, plum, and blackberry fruit with a subtle accent of exotic sandalwood or Indian spice - a Tempranillo signature. On the palate, it's medium bodied and very juicy with tangy ripe blackberry and sour cherry flavors at the fore and notions of crushed tobacco, fresh herb, white pepper and bitter chocolate adding interest.  Vigerous, extroverted, and fresh, the sweet fruit flavors pump on deep into the juicy cherry/plum/berry finish where fine tannins give support and mouthwatering acids a happy lift.  Refreshingly fun with a chill and ready to delight with a wide range of foods.

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Alvarez De Toledo Mencia Roble (Bierzo) 2009 Product #29108 (In Stock)
Alvarez De Toledo Mencia Roble (Bierzo) 2009 Alvarez De Toledo Mencia Roble (Bierzo) 2009

Mencia and Bierzo – the region of Spain on the border of verdant Galicia and harsh, dry, Castilla Y Leon – seem made for each other.  In fact, the Mencia grape probably originated here as a mutation of much older, now lost, vines.  And, the Alvarez de Toledo family has about 300 years experience with growing and making wine in Bierzo, so it’s not entirely surprising they got this one right.  This is the kind of nicely fruity, medium-bodied, red that’s fun to drink all by itself and easy to pair with pretty  much anything you put on your weeknight table.  It’s a fine quaffer, but there’s more than enough complexity here if you feel like paying attention.

"Balsamic, leather, and black fruits are the principal notes struck by this suave effort that over-delivers in a big way. Like its older sibling, it can be enjoyed now but will have more to say in 2-3 years."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Tres Ojos Old Vines Garnacha Calatayud 2012 Product #29496 (In Stock)
Tres Ojos Old Vines Garnacha Calatayud 2012 Tres Ojos Old Vines Garnacha Calatayud 2012

Here's an outstanding value from little-known Calatayud in Spain that will do just as well on the bar for a party as it will with roasted meats or robust sausage.  It's based on 85% Garnacha from 40-50 year old bush-trained vines that have to dig deep into their non-irrigated soils for water and nutrients.  About 7% each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo add structure and some black fruit notes and a dash of Syrah give meaty spice.

The 2011 edition was one of our best-selling red value favorites of both 2013 and 2014, and the new vintage cranks up the intensity and depth even more.  The aromas are robust and fresh, with generous dollops of raspberry, violet and spice (just from the grapes - no oak used at all!).  The flavors follow with more raspberry and sweet cherry fruit, hints of dark chocolate and more spice.  With air, the fruit gets darker and richer, but a touch of citrusy acid and light, crisp, tannins keeps things fresh even as complex flavors of balsamic and baked strawberry linger.  Supple enough for a party, structured enough for most anything you’ll pull off the grill, and a steal of a deal, too!

"A very honest, fresh and fruit-driven red with aromas of cherries, garrigue and thyme with a medium-bodied palate, some weight and tannins that would do better with food. This is a red that sells for a song."Wine Advocate 88 points

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Il Bastardo Sangiovese Toscana 2014 Product #29839 (In Stock)

A fun, flavorful, and fine value Tuscan Sangiovese made by Paolo Masi from grapes grown near Rufina in Chianti. Ripe aromas and flavors of cherry and red berry start off bright and fresh and then get darker with a little air. The juicy acidity and light tannins make this easy to just sip, but give it enough substance to enjoy with pizza, burgers, or a big bowl of pasta and red sauce.  There's enough going on here to hold your interest through a few glasses and - especially at this price - tempt you to open a second bottle as the night goes on.  Fun stuff!

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Los Ailos Syrah-Malbec 2013 Product #27960 (In Stock)
Los Ailos Syrah-Malbec 2013 Los Ailos Syrah-Malbec 2013

As much as we love Argentina's straight Malbec wines, they can get even better with the help of a blending partner.  In the Los Ailos, Syrah plays that role, taking what would have been a pleasant, juicy, red to a whole new level of richness and flavor.

The 2013 Los Ailos Syrah/Malbec opens with pretty aromas of ripe cherry and black plum.  Then, in the mouth, it's ripe and juicy with plenty of fresh black fruit, a little leather, and a nice touch of minerality.  It's balanced and fresh with a fine spread of ripe tannin on the back promising good things at table.  Very nice value.

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Dom De Eguren Protocolo Tinto 2012 Product #28770 (In Stock)
Dom De Eguren Protocolo Tinto 2012 Dom De Eguren Protocolo Tinto 2012

Here's the kind of value that made Spain famous in the international wine world, but that seems to have vanished in recent years. It's 100% Tempranillo done in tank that, as a Robert Parker said of the 2011, is "a delicious, quasi-fruit bomb offering loads of berry fruit, roasted herb, lavender and earthy, peppery notes."  A fine party or backyard cookout red at a very compelling price.

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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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Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tinto 2013 Product #28690 (In Stock)
Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tinto 2013 Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tinto 2013

Stunning blend of 85% Garnacha and 15% Tempranillo, and long one of our – and Robert Parker’s – “go to” wineries for great value reds, this Campo de Borgia Garnacha specialist has outdone itself with a brilliant 2012.  A perfect bottle to serve to a crowd or sip on its own after a hard day, this will also sing with anything from salmon to burgers or roast pork.

"Deep ruby. Cherry, dark berries, vanilla and peppery spices on the fragrant nose. Smooth, pliant and juicy, showing a subtle spiciness to its open-knit blackberry and cherry flavors. Finishes smoky, broad and persistent, leaving dark berry and black pepper notes behind. Lots of wine for the money here, as is normal for this bottling."International Wine Cellar 89 points

"Another steal in terms of wine value is the 2013 Garnacha, which is a 15,000-case blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Tempranillo that is fermented and aged in stainless steel. This special cuvée has been a huge success commercially for many years. Lots of strawberry, black cherry and fruitcake aromas intermixed with hints of earthy, sandy notes jump from the glass of this 2013. It reveals vivid, exuberant fruit, medium body, super purity and a wonderful, fresh, lively, boisterous, satisfying style. This Grenache fruit-bomb should be drunk over the next several years."Wine Advocate 89 points

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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

A long-time favorite value Pinot Noir returns to form and the shelf!  From the region just outside of Barolo, this is full of fresh red berry aromas and flavors with a touch of fresh earth and floral accents.  Fresh and easy from first sip to the food friendly finish. The Manderin Oriental in DC used to serve this at $12 per glass - we like it even better at this price!

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Silver Ridge Pinot Noir California 2012 Product #29234 (In Stock)
Silver Ridge Pinot Noir California 2012 Silver Ridge Pinot Noir California 2012

The best thing about big harvests in great years like 2012 is how many top-notch "little" wines get made.  Here you'll find generous aromas of cherry, cranberry and mint leading to flavors of maraschino cherry, plum, and red berry with just a hint of spice and orange blossom. The light, fresh, texture, soft tannins, and juicy acids make this a delicious quaffer, although there's enough support for it to work with salmon or pork.  Outstanding value in balanced, easygoing, Pinot Noir.

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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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Alain Jaume Cotes Du Ventoux Les Gelinottes 2013 Product #29575 (In Stock)
Alain Jaume Cotes Du Ventoux Les Gelinottes 2013 Alain Jaume Cotes Du Ventoux Les Gelinottes 2013

Les Gelinottes vineyard lies at the foot of towering Mount Ventoux, where Rhone sunshine and warmth is balanced by a nightly stream of cool air flowing down the mountainside.  It’s equal parts Grenache and Syrah, harvested ripe and fermented cool in stainless steel tanks.  Give it a swirl and you’ll love the bold, lush, aromas of purple fruits – plums, blueberries – with a touch of baked strawberry and smoked stone.  On the palate there’s plenty of exuberant raspberry, blackberry, and red plum fruit and more earthy/stony accents.  For all the fruit, this is juicy, fresh and dry (rather than sweet or roasted) and finishes with crisp tannins and a mouthwatering plum/sour cherry acidity.  A great sipper and even better match for any casual meal.  A red hot value!

“Copious aromas of strawberries, black cherries and raspberries jump from the glass of this simple but fruity, savory, medium-bodied red with no hard edges. Consume it over the next 1-2 years.”Wine Advocate 86 points

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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

The 2008 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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Siegel Cabernet Sauvignon Uber Cuvee 2014 Product #29809 (In Stock)
Siegel Cabernet Sauvignon Uber Cuvee 2014 Siegel Cabernet Sauvignon Uber Cuvee 2014

Here's an attention grabbing Cabernet Sauvignon that reminds us why Chile has unbelievable potential to deliver great Bordeaux-varietal values. It's a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon for blackcurrant fruit and structure and 15% lush Syrah for meaty undertones and supple richness.  Ripe black plum, currant, and blackberry fruit hold center stage with accents of dark chocolate and a touch of oak spice (from just 8 weeks in barrel).  The texture is soft and velvety from front to back, with a nice does of firm, grippy, tannin for support at the end.  A great all-purpose Cabernet for cookouts, fancy foods, and casual sipping.

"Opaque ruby. Heady, spice-accented cherry and dark berry scents show good clarity and gentle smokiness. Sappy and seamless on the palate, offering bitter cherry and cassis flavors that become sweeter with air. Shows very good energy and lift on the finish, which is firmed by supple, slow-building tannins."  Vinous 90 points

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Paul D Zweigelt 2014 1.0l Product #29855 (In Stock)
Paul D Zweigelt 2014 1.0l Paul D Zweigelt 2014 1.0l

Paul’s 2014 Zweigelt is a juicy, lipsmacking, red that has heft enough for burgers or pork off the grill but still retains the supple fruitiness needed to shine with a good chill.  The aromas and flavors showcase summer-ripe blackberry, black plum, and dark cherry with Zweigelt’s unique hint of clove-like spice (all from the grape – no oak here).  It’s fresh, medium-bodied (just 12.5% abv), and full of fruit and spice flavors that keep on pumping out over a lightly tannic finish and a lingering hint of cherry pit and licorice on the finish.  Try it with anything from spicy chicken wings to lamb curry to simple picnic foods – but do try it while it’s such a great deal!

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Borsao Monte Oton Garnacha 2013 Product #29080 (In Stock)
Borsao Monte Oton Garnacha 2013 Borsao Monte Oton Garnacha 2013

The review pretty mush says it all

"Deep ruby. Spicy cherry and red berries on the perfumed nose, with a floral note adding complexity. Youthfully taut and nicely delineated, offering fresh red and dark fruit flavors and a touch of candied violet. Finishes with brisk cherry and anise qualities, dusty tannins and a touch of refreshing bitterness. Outstanding bang for the buck here."International Wine Cellar 89 points

"Another steal in terms of wine value is the 2013 Garnacha, which is a 15,000-case blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Tempranillo that is fermented and aged in stainless steel. This special cuvée has been a huge success commercially for many years. Lots of strawberry, black cherry and fruitcake aromas intermixed with hints of earthy, sandy notes jump from the glass of this 2013. It reveals vivid, exuberant fruit, medium body, super purity and a wonderful, fresh, lively, boisterous, satisfying style. This Grenache fruit-bomb should be drunk over the next several years."Wine Advocate 89 points

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Dom De Grange De Payan Cotes Du Rhone 2013 Product #29209 (In Stock)
Dom De Grange De Payan Cotes Du Rhone 2013 Dom De Grange De Payan Cotes Du Rhone 2013

Nothing too complicated in this easygoing Cotes du Rhone for sipping or enjoying with pizza or burgers.  Juicy and ripe with black cherry and strawberry fruit and plenty of licorice and cracked black pepper accents.  The texture is soft, almost plush, and the finish ripe and juicy with light tannins providing just the right touch of support.

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Val De Salis Malbec Pays d'Oc 2013 Product #29266 (In Stock)
Val De Salis Malbec Pays d'Oc 2013 Val De Salis Malbec Pays d'Oc 2013

Malbec surged to international fame on the strength of the darkly fruited, ripe, and lush examples grown in Argentina’s Mendoza vineyards.  But, before that, it was the basis of one of the most famous wines of late medieval Europe, the intense, earthy, bitingly tannic “black wines” of Cahors in the Southwest of France. The 2012 Val De Salis Malbec from vineyards near the French walled city of  Carcassonne sort of splits the difference in these two styles to deliver a big mouthful of juicy, complex, fruity fun.

You’ll find plenty of New World fruit here, with generous dollops of red plum, raspberry and tangy pie cherry in the aromas and on the palate.  And, you’ll also notice the Old World notes of fresh leather, licorice root, and the notes of lavender, thyme, and black olive the French call garrigue.  On the finish, the New/Old World influence merge to deliver lingering red fruit, licorice, and lavender flavors, bright acidity, and just the right dose of dusty tannin.  What you won’t find is any oak to get in the way of the pure, clean, and refreshing flavors.  Structured enough to sing with burgers, pizza, grilled chicken or most any everyday food, but soft and generous enough to just sip at a party.  And, a steal at this price!

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Bobal De Sanjuan Vinas Viejas 2012 Product #29655 (In Stock)
Bobal De Sanjuan Vinas Viejas 2012 Bobal De Sanjuan Vinas Viejas 2012

Big and rich with plenty of power and a nice floral note, too.

"This 100% Bobal (60 to 80-year-old vines), aged four months in concrete, represents a terrific buy. It possesses excellent delineation as well as lots of blueberry and sweet and sour cherry fruit intermixed with notions of chalk and strawberries. Medium-bodied and fruity with attractive texture as well as purity, it should drink well for several years."Wine Advocate 88 points

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Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superieur 2011 375ml Product #29814 (In Stock)

Half Bottles!  Perfect for an evening sip. 

"A winner from the Milhade family, Chateau Recougne has a reputation for lasting 20-30 years in the bottle in many vintages. I do not think the 2011 has that much staying power, but it over-delivers in body, richness, density and length. It is a shockingly good effort displaying a dark ruby color as well as abundant notes of earth, licorice and black currants, surprising body, richness and depth. A major sleeper of the vintage, it should drink well for 7-8 years."Wine Advocate 88 points

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