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Alcesti Nero d'Avola 2013 Product #30395 (In Stock)
Alcesti Nero d'Avola 2013 Alcesti Nero d'Avola 2013

Nero d'Avola, the main red grape of sunny Sicily, can get a little over the top, but here's proof that it can be fresh, vibrant, and fun to drink, too!  Attractive aromas of red berry and dried strawberry get just a touch of warm spice complexity.  On the palate it's juicy and refreshing, with dried blackberry and black cherry fruit and a touch of warm plum tart.  The bright finish makes this fun to just sip and a nice match for swordfish, poultry, or even lamb.

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Aleria Syrah XX 270 Corsica 2013 Product #30490 (In Stock)
Aleria Syrah XX 270 Corsica 2013 Aleria Syrah XX 270 Corsica 2013

Ripe, pure, sophisticated.

"Made from a block of Syrah vines that are planted on steep, granite soils (which is unique as this region is mostly limestone) facing the Mediterranean Sea, the 2013 Corse XX270 sports an inky purple color to go with incredible granite influence in its liquid rock, blackberry, raspberry, floral and peppery bouquet. Medium to full-bodied, with incredible purity, this is a seriously elegant, classically styled Syrah to drink over the coming decade."Wine Advocate 93 points

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Almirez Toro 2012 Product #29786 (In Stock)
Almirez Toro 2012 Almirez Toro 2012

A blockbuster Toro Tempranillo that remains remarkably fresh.

"Opaque purple. Smoky blueberry and cherry compote aromas pick up a peppery nuance with air, along with a subtle mocha quality. Fleshy and seamless on the palate, offering sweet, concentrated black and blue fruit flavors and a touch of lavender pastille. Spreads out nicely on the juicy, penetrating finish, which is framed by silky, slow-building tannins."  Vinous 92 points

"The 2012 Almirez (a 1,000-case cuvée of 100% Tinta de Toro) was aged 14 months in French oak. This sensational wine comes from vines planted between 1949 and 1999. Yields were a conservative 1.8 tons of fruit per acre. An inky/purple color is followed by aromas of camphor, ground pepper, blackberries and cassis. This full-bodied, Northern Rhône Valley-like Spanish red exhibits meaty/lard notes, terrific density and purity, and a finish that lasts nearly 40 seconds. It should drink nicely for a decade or more."Wine Advocate 93 points

"A polished texture conceals the solid structure in this muscular red, which offers currant and blackberry flavors that show notes of espresso and tar. Gamy and savory accents lend this an austere character, but fresh acidity maintains liveliness. Best from 2016 through 2024."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Alonso Del Yerro Ribera Del Duero 2011 Product #30625 (In Stock)

Rich and frankly flashy but with enough structure to pair up with steak or lamb nicely.

"Complex scents of ripe blackberry, licorice, potpourri and smoky minerals. Sweet and seamless in the mouth, offering intense black and blue fruit and floral pastille flavors that gain vivacity with air. Finishes very long and smoky, with smooth tannins and lingering blue fruit notes."  Vinous 91 points

"The 2011 Crianza is a selection of Tempranillo grapes fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged for 10-15 months in a combination of new (15%) and used French oak barrels. It starts off fairly reduced, so it would benefit from energetic decanting. When it opens up, it feels marginally riper than the 2010, with notes of prunes, black cherries, tar and graphite, the oak well integrated with the fruit. The palate is full-bodied, with abundant, dusty tannins and moderate acidity. Drink now-2019."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Alvear Solera Cream Pedro Ximenez Montilla Moriles 500ml Product #30519 (In Stock)
Alvear Solera Cream Pedro Ximenez Montilla Moriles 500ml Alvear Solera Cream Pedro Ximenez Montilla Moriles 500ml

A fine Oloroso Sherry sweetened by the addition of sweet Pedro Ximenez. Less sweet than some, and delicious with chocolate.

"Offers a dense amber color, creamy caramelized fruits, honeysuckle and roasted nuts, is fleshy and succulent with considerable residual sugar hitting the palate. This cuvée was created for the British and it used to be a hugely successful product there. Alvear was founded in 1729 and remains under the control of the same family. They own 307 acres of vineyards in the Montilla-Moriles appellation. Anyone who visits the area recognizes the incredible white soils, which are dominated by chalk/limestone and the key to the great acids these products possess."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Ampelos Cellars Pinot Noir Sta Rita Hills 2014 Product #30813 (In Stock)

These guys are best known as a vineyard source for other top Sta. Rita Hills winemakers (e.g. Greg Brewer), but they make a tiny amount of wine on their own as well.  This is a terrific example with more structure and focus than you often find in such ripe, Sta. Rita Hills Pinot.  Fresh Pinot aromas of red berries, wildflowers, and spice open the show and lead to a focused mouthful of cherry, redcurrant, and raspberry fruit with accents of warm spice, earth, and cola.  Gets a little more smoky with air, but stays focused and fresh through the supple, sweetly fruited, finish.

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Andrew Rich Tabula Rasa Red 2012 Product #30616 (In Stock)
Andrew Rich Tabula Rasa Red 2012 Andrew Rich Tabula Rasa Red 2012

Here's a big, gutsy, Languedoc-style red with an extra boost of fresh fruit from Washington's Columbia Valley.  A big slug of Mourvedre gives this an earthy, structured, core with Syrah adding blue/black fruit and more meaty notes and Grenache ripe red fruit and roundness.  Raspberry, blackberry, and boysenberry fruit shines through in a bold wine perfect for anything off the grill!

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Angulo Innocenti Malbec La Consulta 2012 Product #28301 (In Stock)
Angulo Innocenti Malbec La Consulta 2012 Angulo Innocenti Malbec La Consulta 2012

A big Malbec that stays poised and focused, with half the wine raised in tank for freshness.

"The opaque purple-colored 2012 Malbec is a big (14.5% natural alcohol), 1,800-case cuvee that spent time in both neutral tanks (50%) and oak (50%). It reveals some spicy oak notes along with a big, sweet kiss of blackberry and black raspberry fruit as well as hints of camphor and white flowers. The complex aromatics are followed by a medium to full-bodied, lush, opulent Malbec to enjoy over the next 4-5 years, perhaps longer."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2014 Product #29889 (In Stock)
Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2014 Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2014

The Gmörk vineyard lies on loess and gravel soils in Austria’s excellent Wagram region.  There’s plenty of sunny warmth in this South-facing site, so the fruit ripens beautifully.  But the nearby Danube river channels cool air down from the Northwest, slowing the growing cycle and letting the grapes develop extra flavor and aroma while retaining fine freshness and acidity.  Anton has all the grapes harvested by hand at the peak of ripeness, even taking on the extra cost of making multiple passes through the vineyard when necessary.  It’s hard work and the kind of expense you rarely see in a Grüner intended to sell for under $20.

2014 was a tough vintage in most of Austria, but with careful work in the vineyard and winery, the folks at Anton Bauer were able to produce a vibrant, fresh Gruner for us to enjoy all fall long. Aromas of pear, green peach, and wet stone invite you to take a sip and enjoy the juicy acidity and hint of Gruner's signature white pepper on the finish.


"A subtle nose of lemon leads to a chorus of zesty, citrusy freshness: rind of lemon, grapefruit and mandarin make for a streamlined, concentrated and incredibly refreshing palate with a tangy moreishness. The purity of this wine shines. This is lovely now but will develop through 2020."Wine Enthusiast 91 points

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Anton Bauer Pinot Noir Reserve 2013 Product #30318 (In Stock)
Anton Bauer Pinot Noir Reserve 2013 Anton Bauer Pinot Noir Reserve 2013

How do you follow up a Wine Enthusiast 96 point 2012 Wagram Pinot?  With an even better 2013! Kind of a Willamette Valley meets Sonoma Coast experience here, with just a touch of Burgundy, too.  Deep aromas of black raspberry, cherry, smoke, underbrush, and more soar from the glass.  On the palate, rich and silken in texture, with complex fruit, earth, smoke and spice flavors and a long, pure, finish.  Drink it with mushrooms, duck, or lamb or just on its own.

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Anton Bauer Riesling Berg 2014 Product #30507 (In Stock)
Anton Bauer Riesling Berg 2014 Anton Bauer Riesling Berg 2014

A great introduction to the joys (and stellar value) of Riesling from Austria.  From a stony vineyard, this ultra pure and clean Riesling delivers intense aromas and flavors of ripe peach, lime zest, and fresh apricot with stony mineral notes and brisk, mouth-cleansing, acidity.  A touch of spice on the juicy finish makes this a great choice for Thanksgiving - but once you've tried this bright but easy-drinking white, you'll find yourself reaching for it again and again.

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Anton Bauer Zweigelt Wagram 2013 Product #30824 (In Stock)

A great version of Austria's own Zweigelt grape that shows like a cross between juicy Gamay and hearty Cotes du Rhone - making it a great food and fun selection.  Loads of juicy cherry and dark berry fruit with accents of fresh earth, spice, lavender, and fragrant flowers.  Mid-weight on the palate and very fresh and clean on the finish, it's more than bold enough to handle big flavors at table but refreshing and fun enough to just sip all by itself.  A delicious value.

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Antxiola Txakoli 2015 Product #30890 (In Stock)

Txakoli is a fresh, zippy style of wine from Spain’s Basque country.  Like Vinho Verde, it’s just slightly fizzy, but not fully sparkling.  But unlike its Portuguese cousin, it’s bone dry, bracingly tart, and very mineral, with aromas of lime skin and something fresh and salty reminiscent of the beach.  This great value Txakoli is a natural match for fresh seafood - or try it with sushi!

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Astrolabe Sauvingnon Blanc Malrborough 2015 Product #30769 (In Stock)
Astrolabe Sauvingnon Blanc Malrborough 2015 Astrolabe Sauvingnon Blanc Malrborough 2015

One of New Zealand's best Sauvignon Blanc houses turns out another fine, ripe, Sauvvy in 2015.  Lots of tangy, refreshing, fruit here with just a touch of grassy complexity.  A fine sipper and better match for seafood, salads and cheese.

"Crisp lime, grapefruit, passion fruit and lemongrass flavors show accents of fresh ginger. Smooth and succulent, especially on the finish."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Barbara 2014 Product #30874 (In Stock)

The 2014 vintage gave us ripe but nicely fresh Pinot's from this part of California, and this is a great example.  Pretty plum and wild strawberry aromas add notes of spice and chocolate with air.  The aromas carry over to the nicely rich but still elegant Pinot that finishes silky and smooth.  Will take a light chill if you like and very fine value.

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Azienda Agricola 499 Freisa Langhe 2013 Product #30482 (In Stock)
Azienda Agricola 499 Freisa Langhe 2013 Azienda Agricola 499 Freisa Langhe 2013

Let's start with the winery name - it comes from the altitude of the winery at 499 meters above sea level near the Piemonte village of Camo.  Then, the mission:  to make excellent, sit-specific, wines from under-appreciated Piemonte grapes:  Moscato (for whites) and Freisa (for sort of reds).  Not surprisingly, and despite the altitude, this is still an under-the-radar winery!

But, if the offbeat appeals to you and you already enjoy Northern Italy's light, but flavorful, reds like Schiava and Grignolino, then this delicious Freisa is for you.  Translucent cherry red in the glass, it bursts with exotic scents of tangy cherry, ripe strawberry, and crushed red flowers.  All that and more carries on to the vibrant, mouthwatering, palate with firm tannins giving grip and cherry/floral extract providing  mouthwatering lift.  Just 5 barrels made, and all are perfect with salami, cheese, and grilled veggies.

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Baracchi O'Lillo Toscana 2014 Product #30356 (In Stock)
Baracchi O'Lillo Toscana 2014 Baracchi O'Lillo Toscana 2014

Customers like you have been enjoying this luscious Super Tuscan blend from vineyards near Cortona for years, and the 2014 edition is another winner.  Fruit comes from three different vineyards:  San Martino at 300 meters (where the winery is located), Gabbiano (closer to  Montepulciano and excellent for Syrah and Cabernet), and Montanare (where Sangiovese and Merlot grow on hills fought over by Romans and Carthaginians during the Punic Wars).  The grapes are hand harvested and given gentle fermentations in neutral oak vats before aging in tank and bottling early to preserve fresh fruit and vibrant acids.

James Suckling’s 93 point review seems spot on to us, although we’d note that this really delicious now for the pure primary fruit and touch of licorice and spice flavors.  If you’re planning lamb or pork roast for dinner anytime soon – or even a rich pasta and red sauce dish – this will sing at table.

"Lots of blackcurrants, grapes and lemon zest character. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. It's firm and very tight. Compact structure. Delicious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese. Better in 2018. "  James Suckling 93 points

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Barboursville Viognier Reserve 2014 Product #30274 (In Stock)
Barboursville Viognier Reserve 2014 Barboursville Viognier Reserve 2014

A fine follow-up to the Wine Advocate 90 point 2013 - that review is on point here, too: "Fresh, lively, reasonably dense and aromatic, this is completely charming and it comes in at a nice price. The fruit is flavorful on the finish and there is a hint of lemon around the edges. It seems rather lively in its youth. Don't hesitate to dive in–but it will drink great for several years, too."

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Bedouet Clos Des Grands Primos Muscadet Sevre Et Maine 2015 Product #30753 (In Stock)
Bedouet Clos Des Grands Primos Muscadet Sevre Et Maine  2015 Bedouet Clos Des Grands Primos Muscadet Sevre Et Maine  2015

Having converted his Clos des Grand Primos vineyard to certified organic farming, Michel Bedouet is delivering on Muscadet’s potential.  The vineyard is a rocky mess of granite, schist and gneiss - no fun to farm, but wonderful for Muscadet's Melon de Bourgogne grape.  The 2015 delivers all the saline minerality and chiseled cut you'd expect from fine Muscade, but also a generous roundness to the texture and a plenty of ripe apple and tangy lemon-lime fruit. You’ll taste the benefits of extended aging on the lees – spent yeast cells left after fermentation – in the wine’s wet stone and chalk minerality, but love how the fresh fruit holds center stage and pumps on through a long finish of lemon, apple, lime zest and fresh thyme.  Sure, it’s a great wine for shellfish, but you’ll love it with almost any summertime dish or simply all on its own.

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Benito Ferrara Greco Di Tufo Vigna Cicogna 2012 Product #30827 (In Stock)
Benito Ferrara Greco Di Tufo Vigna Cicogna 2012 Benito Ferrara Greco Di Tufo Vigna Cicogna 2012

The benchmark for this exotic southern Italian grape.

"The 2013 Greco di Tufo Vigna Cicogna is a terrific expression and a delightful wine to enjoy over a healthy salad lunch. The wine is crisp and clean with an excellent delivery of aromas including pear, peach, citrus and tropical fruit. There is a hint of pineapple or mango that speaks to the youthful nature of the fruit. Also impressive is the mouthfeel: Vigna Cicogna shows a layered texture with good opulence and softness."Wine Advocate 90 points

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