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14 Hands Merlot 2012 Product #29150 (In Stock)
14 Hands Merlot 2012 14 Hands Merlot 2012

One of the top 20 wine-by-the-glass offerings in US restaurants, 14 Hands Merlot is one of the most consistently sipping and food friendly Merlots from Washington.  This soft, almost juicy, Merlot is packed with cherry and red berry fruit and just a dash of wood spice and classic Merlot herbs.  The wine is round and well-focused, and a perfect match with just about any weeknight meal.

"Fresh and expressive, a bit raw yet juicy, with black currant and blueberry flavors shaded with notes of toast and peach fuzz as the finish persists."Wine Spectator 89 points

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Abadia De Acon Ribera Del Duero Roble 2012 Product #29269 (In Stock)
Abadia De Acon Ribera Del Duero Roble 2012 Abadia De Acon Ribera Del Duero Roble 2012

Here's an outstanding value in Ribera del Duero Tempranillo, all the better for spending just a few months in barrel. Generous aromas of crushed berries, chocolate and spice lead to a rich, but vibrant, palate of plump red and black fruit with accents of cracked pepper, sandalwood, and spice.  There's a touch of orange zest bite on the finish for added complexity.  Easy drinking, great value.

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Adelaida Zinfandel Paso Robles 2012 Product #29617 (In Stock)
Adelaida Zinfandel Paso Robles 2012 Adelaida Zinfandel Paso Robles 2012

As Wine Advocate says, this is "A winery that flies under the radar, Adelaida Cellars consistently produces classy, balanced and fruit filled wines that show the best of the region. They’re always well-made and highly drinkable."  The 2012 is a big, boisterous, juicy Zin with loads of briary fruit - blackberry, boysenberry, red raspberry - that coat your palate from front to back and side to side.  There's enough acidity for lift, just a touch of warmth, and enough fine tannin to handle rich food. Genuinely delicious Paso Zin.

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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 2010 Product #29716 (In Stock)
Alonso Del Yerro Ribera Del Duero 2010 Alonso Del Yerro Ribera Del Duero 2010

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

"The 2010 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. The nose is very expressive, fresh, with a mixture of red and black fruit, developing complexity and absorbing the oak. The palate is medium to full-bodied with clean, delineated flavors. This is a superb value for money. Drink now-2020."Wine Advocate 93 points

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Alvear Solera 1927 Pedro Ximenez Montilla Moriles Product #17557 (In Stock)
Alvear Solera 1927 Pedro Ximenez Montilla Moriles Alvear Solera 1927 Pedro Ximenez Montilla Moriles

Super rich, dense, and sticky, this Pedro Ximenez Sherry from a solera started in 1927 delivers wildly complex aromas and flavors. Try it with maple ice cream or savory cheese.

"Takes a slightly more elegant approach, with a profile of green tea, ginger and toasted cumin out front, backed by dark ganache, prune and raisin flavors. A lingering praline edge adds lift."Wine Spectator 92 points

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Ampelos Cellars Pinot Noir Sta Rita Hills 2013 Product #29023 (In Stock)
Ampelos Cellars Pinot Noir Sta Rita Hills 2013 Ampelos Cellars Pinot Noir Sta Rita Hills 2013

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.  Delicious now - but gone soon, because only 600 cases made!

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Andre Brunel Grenache VDP 2012 Product #29394 (In Stock)
Andre Brunel Grenache VDP 2012 Andre Brunel Grenache VDP 2012

Here’s a big mouthful of easy-to-love Rhone red wine at a very attractive price. Brunel purchases Grenache (90%) and Carignan from vineyards to the North of Orange (mostly Cotes du Rhone, some outside the region).  The grapes are fully destemmed and raised in tank to let all of the juicy, ripe, fruit shine through.  Classic Rhone red aromas of ripe strawberries and dark raspberries jump from the glass and lead to soft, wide-open, flavors of red raspberry, cherry, and a touch of “garigue” – the resinous note similar to the wild rosemary and thyme that grow here.  Clean and juicy on the fruit-filled finish, this is easy to enjoy solo and will handle a wide range of foods at table.  Just delicious and pretty irresistible at the price!

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Angulo Innocenti Cabernet Sauvignon La Consulta 2012 Product #29458 (In Stock)
Angulo Innocenti Cabernet Sauvignon La Consulta 2012 Angulo Innocenti Cabernet Sauvignon La Consulta 2012

A fine value in rich Mendoza Cabernet!

"Cut from the same cloth [as the Malbec] in terms of its silkiness and opulence is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, which was also aged in equal parts neutral tanks and oak for seven months. It exhibits lots of plump black currant fruit interwoven with licorice, cedarwood, tobacco leaf and spice box. Round, generous and medium to full-bodied without a hard edge to be found, it should drink nicely for 3-4 years."Wine Advocate 89 points

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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 2013 Product #28636 (In Stock)
Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2013 Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2013

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.

The 2013 Gmörk is the best release we’ve tasted so far (we’ve sold every vintage since 2008), delivering an extra notch of fresh fruit, a good helping of lime zest, and fine, bracing, minerality.  While it was a touch fleshier and less vivicous than the 2013, the Washington Post’s three-star review of the 2009 seems spot on:  “This delightful wine offers a fine example of what wine lovers call minerality: subtle flavors of lime zest with a hint of peach and nuances of talc and stone. It conjures an image of vine roots stretching through rocky soil, reaching for the essence of the earth.  Three Stars.”

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Anton Bauer Riesling Berg 2013 Product #29056 (In Stock)
Anton Bauer Riesling Berg 2013 Anton Bauer Riesling Berg 2013

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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Antxiola Txakoli 2014 Product #29709 (In Stock)
Antxiola Txakoli 2014 Antxiola Txakoli 2014

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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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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Baracchi O'lillo Toscana 2013 Product #29314 (In Stock)
Baracchi O'lillo Toscana 2013 Baracchi O'lillo Toscana 2013

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.

As with the 92 point 2012 edition, this is once again a super-steal of a super-Tuscan red.  Broad-shouldered and powerful, it pumps out black cherry, blackberry, and black plum fruit with generous does of warm spice and expensive leather.  The dark fruit and spice fan out on the satisfying, long, finish.

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Barboursville Viognier Reserve 2013 Product #29147 (In Stock)
Barboursville Viognier Reserve 2013 Barboursville Viognier Reserve 2013

A fine follow-up to the Wine Enthusiast 89 point 2012.  Last year's review seems on point again! "Vibrant scents of peach and nectarine lead the nose, and a touch of white flower adds a sense of elegance. Broad and expansive on the palate, this Viognier demonstrates a striking balance between its flavor concentration and flesh, and its acidity lends it spine and verve."

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Basel Cellars Claret Walla Walla 2010 Product #28368 (In Stock)
Basel Cellars Claret Walla Walla 2010 Basel Cellars Claret Walla Walla 2010

Plenty of ripeness from this Washington State Bordeaux blend, but also a sense of freshness and clarity to the fruit and spice flavors to go along with overt oak barrel notes.  A classic Washington state blend of Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet franc, with a dash of Syrah..  It's full-bodied, ripe and delicious, with flavors of briary blackberries and plums - great for beef or lamb on the grill.

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Bedouet Clos Des Grands Primos Muscadet Sevre Et Maine 2014 Product #29638 (In Stock)
Bedouet Clos Des Grands Primos Muscadet Sevre Et Maine  2014 Bedouet Clos Des Grands Primos Muscadet Sevre Et Maine  2014

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 2014 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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Begali Valpolicella Ripasso Classico La Cigia 2011 Product #29637 (In Stock)
Begali Valpolicella Ripasso Classico La Cigia 2011 Begali Valpolicella Ripasso Classico La Cigia 2011

A stunning Ripasso, very much in line with the wines of the most famous producers in the region at a fraction of the cost.  It’s explosively aromatic, with layer upon layer of dried fruit, sweaty saddle, clove, herb, and more lifted by Ripasso’s characteristic hint of volatility.  Drinking very nicely now, although you can certainly enjoy this over the next few years.

"If you can name but two producers in Valpolicella (I’m betting they are Dal Forno and Quintarelli), it’s now time to add a third: Lorenzo Begali. Lorenzo and his children Giordano and Tiliana make the most exciting wines in the region today. These are inaugural reviews (Begali has never been reviewed by The Wine Advocate). Having now tasted this beautiful collection of new releases, I am a true Begal-iever.

The 2011 Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore La Cengia is exceptionally beautiful and balanced. There’s a lot going on: background tones of balsam herb, rosemary and black olive follow straightforward aromas of dried fruit and prune. A pretty touch of eucalyptus springs forth. The wine is incredibly light, buoyant and lively despite the elaborate Ripasso process. Drink 2014-2018."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Bessa Valley Red Enira Bulgaria 2009 Product #29821 (In Stock)
Bessa Valley Red Enira Bulgaria 2009 Bessa Valley Red Enira Bulgaria 2009

Bulgaria has plenty of fine wine potential, and it's starting to emerge in wines like this gem.  It's a blend of 66% Merlot plus Syrah, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon, all aged in used oak for a year and in bottle for several more.  There's a nice velvety texture to the palate of dark fruit, tobacco, and earthy spice.  Mellow and mature and a bit like a rich Bordeaux, this is very nice value.

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