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Abanico Hazana Rioja Vinas Viejas 2014 Product #31274 (In Stock)
Abanico Hazana Rioja Vinas Viejas 2014 Abanico Hazana Rioja Vinas Viejas 2014

Wine Advocate sums this one up nicely.  A crazy good bargain.

"The 2014 Hazana Vinas Viejas is simply one of the greatest values in Rioja that money can buy. A blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano, this collaboration between importer Eric Solomon and the owner and winemaker has produced an absolutely amazing Rioja from 45- to 70-year-old unirrigated, head-pruned vines. Loads of lead pencil shavings, black and red currants, licorice and tobacco leaf all jump from the glass of this dense, ruby/purple wine. Soft tannins, medium to full body and fabulous intensity, make for a sensational Rioja to drink over the next 5-7 years."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Alain De La Treille Sauvignon Blanc Touraine 2015 Product #31003 (In Stock)
Alain De La Treille Sauvignon Blanc Touraine 2015 Alain De La Treille Sauvignon Blanc Touraine 2015

Touraine marks the dividing line between the Loire Valley's Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc regions (Chinon, Vouvray, etc.) to the west and the greatest Sauvignon vineyards (Sancerre, Pouilly Fume) to the east. Prone to harshness and too much green herb, really fine Touraine Sauvignons hint at Sancerre minerality with a big more ripe, rich, fruit.  This is a very good one, fleshy and round with peach, green melon, and lemon fruit and just a bare hint of fresh cut grass. Great with seafood, salads, and reading a book by the pool.

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

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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Andrea Oberto Barbera D'alba 2014 Product #31339 (In Stock)
Andrea Oberto Barbera D'alba 2014 Andrea Oberto Barbera D'alba 2014

A classic Alba Barbera here with chunky flavors and fine acidity.  Aromas of earthy dried cherry and cocoa bean on the nose and then round, mouthfilling, flavors of black cherry, red flowers, more cocoa dust and even some cracked pepper.  There’s a nice earthy, almost balsamic, note hiding down deep and the finish is long and refreshing.  Drinking just about perfectly right now!

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Andrea Oberto Nebbiolo Lange 2015 Product #31340 (In Stock)
Andrea Oberto Nebbiolo Lange 2015 Andrea Oberto Nebbiolo Lange 2015

Yes, it's dead young Nebbiolo and never saw a barrel.  But this rich, velvety, and fruit-filled "baby Barolo" is wildly delicious and fun to drink right now.  Roses, tar and cherry aromas lead to broad, rich, and very ripe red cherry, strawberry, crushed flower and earthy spice flavors.  Plenty of tannin, but it's sweet and supple and melts with food.  From young (8-10 year-old) vines in La Mora, this is a compelling introduction to Italy's greatest grape and will delight new explorers and hard-core Barolo fans alike.

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Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Eiswein 2013 375ml Product #31238 (In Stock)
Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Eiswein 2013 375ml Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Eiswein 2013 375ml

One bitterly cold morning in January 2014, Anton Bauer and his team got up before dawn and harvested the last Grüner Veltliner berries of the 2013 growing season.  The frozen berries were rushed to the winery and immediately pressed, releasing tiny amounts of super-sugar-laden juicy and leaving the still solid water behind.  The thick, viscous, juice went into tank where it slowly fermented until the yeast could do no more, bringing the wine to 12.5% alcohol and leaving a stunning amount of rich sweetness and bracing acidity behind.

Despite the 2014 harvest date, this is technically a 2013 vintage wine.  But whatever you call it, the wine is brilliant.  Rich and creamy with layers of apricot, peach and white fruit aromas and flavors, there's a touch of honey and caramel for depth and bracing, tangy, acidity for freshness.  Sits on your palate for minutes after each sip, this is a rare treat you won't want to miss.

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Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2015 Product #31235 (In Stock)
Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2015 Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2015

As the Post says, Austria's 2015s “are among the best white wines in the world in terms of value and quality, and they’re enjoying the best vintage in recent memory.”   Certainly, this is the best vintage of this stunning value single-vineyard Gruner to date!  There’s a refreshing salty brininess to the aromas here, along with fresh pear and meyer lemon. On the palate there’s a pleasing weightiness from that extra notch of ripeness 2015’s near perfect conditions brought that you wouldn’t expect from all those brisk, fresh aromas. That pear aroma takes on a lovely ripeness, and there’s a delicious ripe apple flavor as well, like biting into a fresh Honeycrisp. A refreshing, versatile white.

“Notes of crisp green pear and crunchy red apple are very appetizing, the palate is fresh and echoes these flavors and edges them with some spice and alcoholic heat, but also has a drive and energy of its own. Friendly and very moreish.”Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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Antucura Malbec Mendoza 2015 Product #31341 (In Stock)
Antucura Malbec Mendoza 2015 Antucura Malbec Mendoza 2015

A fun party Malbec that's ready to enjoy with a crowd but has enough class for a nice dinner, too.  Big fruit-filled aromas of dark berry and rich chocolate lead to a ripe, plummy, palate of crushed blackberry, licorice, and a touch of spice from old French oak.  Juicy, clean, and just lightly tanninc on the finish where ripe berry and chocolate flavors linger nicely.  A winner!

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Arterberry Maresh Pinot Noir Dundee Hills 2014 Product #31088 (In Stock)
Arterberry Maresh Pinot Noir Dundee Hills 2014 Arterberry Maresh Pinot Noir Dundee Hills 2014

6 cases available.  Jim Maresh’s focus is on single vineyard Pinot Noir, so in most years, he sells off any barrels or lots that don’t make it into the final single vineyard cuvee.  In excellent years, though, that wine is just too good to part with, so he supplements it with fruit from neighbors and bottles this wine:  the Dundee Hills cuvee.  You’ll get a great introduction to the Arterberry Maresh style here, with fine concentration and excellent purity – in a wine that is, as Wine Advocate says, “probably the bargain of the vintage."

"The 2014 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills is a blend of Maresh, Juliard, Weber, Gehrts and Folie Hill vineyards. It has a fresh and vibrant bouquet with red cherry and wild strawberry fruit, touches of blood orange with fine delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin - a mixture here of red and black fruit, meaty in style with a Pommard-like finish that lingers in the mouth. For $25, it's probably the bargain of the vintage."Wine Advocate 90 points

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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 2015 Product #31154 (In Stock)
Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Barbara 2015 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Barbara 2015

The small but very nice 2015 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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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 Chardonnay Reserve 2015 Product #31475 (In Stock)
Barboursville Chardonnay Reserve 2015 Barboursville Chardonnay Reserve 2015

Barboursville lets the fruit for it's Reserve Chardonnay hang on the vine until late in the season, picking up more richness and flavor than the regular bottling.  Aged in 2nd and 3rd use French oak rounds out the texture and adds layers of smoky complexity to the rich orchard and tropical fruit aromas and flavors.  Creamy, but fresh, and a fine match for seafood, poultry and sipping.

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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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Battle Creek Unconditional Pinot Noir 2014 Product #31275 (In Stock)
Battle Creek Unconditional Pinot Noir 2014 Battle Creek Unconditional Pinot Noir 2014

You get to choose how you look at this one.  It's 100% Oregon fruit with 20% from the Willamette Valley and the generous 2014 vintage, so you'll a nice dose of Oregon purity and finesse. But the vintage and warmer fruit sources in Oregon's south give this the plushness, ripe red cherry and raspberry fruit, and a creamy, rich, texture that recalls Sonoma's Russian River.  However you look at it, this is a screaming deal in drink right now, very pinot-y Pinot Noir, that will thrill a crowd at your next party and satisfy anyone at table with salmon,  poultry, or any dish with plenty of mushroom!

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Beau Chene Pinot Noir Vdp 2015 Product #31405 (In Stock)
Beau Chene Pinot Noir Vdp 2015 Beau Chene Pinot Noir Vdp 2015

Pinot Noir from the South of France has gotten a bit of a bad name (even when it is, in fact, Pinot Noir!), but when done well it can be delicious and stunning value.  And that's what we have here.  Nice and fleshy with plenty of ripe plum, cherry and red berry fruit aromas and flavors with hints of spice and earth. Finishes with friendly tannins and lingering flavors of spice, red fruit and earth.  A surprising amount of complexity and flesh here for the money in a fine, honest, tasty Pinot you'll enjoy with salmon, poultry, or just hanging out with friends.  Excellent value.

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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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Beran Zinfandel California 2013 Product #31542 (In Stock)
Beran Zinfandel California 2013 Beran Zinfandel California 2013

A new wine from Joe Wagner of Belle Glos fame, here's a big, fleshy, Zinfandel just jam-packed with rich, ripe, fruit.  Given 30 days of skin contact (for maximum flavor/texture extraction) and 12 months in barrel (to round off the edges), it's an unusually plush zin that stays just this side of "over the top."  Classic Zinny aromas and flavors of crushed red berry, cherry pie, and plenty of oaky spice and vanilla with a smooth as silk finish.

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Bishops Peak Chardonnay Central Coast 2014 Product #29881 (In Stock)
Bishops Peak Chardonnay Central Coast 2014 Bishops Peak Chardonnay Central Coast 2014

As always, the folks at Talley do a fine job with their "no oak" Bishop's Peak program. More aromatic than many inexpensive Chardonnays, this features aromas of ripe golden apples and pears.  On the palate, no oak and no malolactic fermentation keep it fresh and crisp, with flavors of more tart green apples and a little citrus zest.  A great everyday Chardonnay for light poultry dishes or sipping before a meal.

"Fresh pear and tangerine scents are complemented by ginger and honey. Smooth and broad on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering sappy orchard and citrus fruit flavors and a hint of melon. Emphatically fruity Chardonnay with very good closing breadth and cling."  Vinous (Reynolds) 90 points

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Blenheim Chardonnay Virginia 2014 Product #30629 (In Stock)
Blenheim Chardonnay Virginia 2014 Blenheim Chardonnay Virginia 2014

A really charming and delicious Chardonnay from just outside Charlottesville, this is all estate grown fruit aged in tank and a mix of French, American, and Hungarian oak. Punches all the Chardonnay buttons - crisp apple, ripe pear, toasted hazelnut, and just a kiss of oak - but isn't buttery or heavy at just 12.5% abv.  Finishes with fine energy and a touch of sweet spice.

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