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Le Souchais (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2012 Product #27452 (In Stock)
Le Souchais (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2012 Le Souchais (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2012

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.  Rain, hail, and wind cut the Chardonnay harvest by about 40% in 2012, giving the Couillauds unusually concentrated, powerful, fruit.  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 super energy and drive and linger on a long, mouthwatering, brilliantly complex finish.  This will be fantastic with rich seafood dishes and fresh cheeses.

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Venegazzu Casa Bianca Treviso Prosecco Brut Nv Product #28257 (In Stock)
Venegazzu Casa Bianca Treviso Prosecco Brut Nv Venegazzu Casa Bianca Treviso Prosecco Brut Nv

While Italy's fizzy and fun Prosecco is great on any occassion, it's really built to enjoy on a warm afternoon with savory snacks, fresh fruit, and friends.  And that's exactly where this festive fizz will shine.  Creamy textured and joyfully bubbly, there's plenty of lemon, peach and tangy apricot fruit to smell and taste with a note of salty mineral for complexity.  Finishes fruity and dry to quench your thirst and encourage all day sipping pleasure!

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Di Lenardo Pinot Grigio Friuli 2013 Product #28571 (In Stock)
Di Lenardo Pinot Grigio Friuli 2013 Di Lenardo Pinot Grigio Friuli 2013

If you think Pinot Grigio is a neutral, flavorless, watery wine – well, you just haven’t tried the new release of this long-time customer favorite!  It’s wonderfully aromatic, with notes of crisp pear, fresh apple, white flower blossom and a touch of spice jumping from the glass.  The texture is as light, crisp, and refreshing as ever, but the flavors are bold and satisfying with notes of spicy pear, juicy green apple, tangy apricot, and just a hint of almond.  The fruit flavors keep on pumping through the long, mouthwatering, finish where the pear juice and citrus flavors linger. A great all-purpose summer white to enjoy on its own or with everything from shellfish to grilled chicken.

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Di Lenardo Sauvignon Blanc Friuli 2013 Product #28627 (In Stock)
Di Lenardo Sauvignon Blanc Friuli 2013 Di Lenardo Sauvignon Blanc Friuli 2013

Massimo Di Lenardo says, “My philosophy is to emphasize the grape’s pure fruitiness and acidity without the masking affects of oak.”  And that’s the key to this extraordinary value Friuli Sauvignon Blanc, a wine that avoids the excessive earthiness and/or obtrusive oak treatments all too common in Italian Sauvignon Blanc. 

This is a fantastic Sauvignon Blanc for folks who want a taste of New Zealand fruitiness restrained and shaped by Sancerre-like minerality and cut.  The aromas burst with ripe green melon, orange zest, and mango fruit with a beguiling touch of crushed mint and herb.  It’s round and fleshy in your mouth at first, with big ripe fruit flavors before lemon/lime acidity and a dash of crushed stone bring things to a dry, mouthwatering, finish.  A killer bottle to enjoy with Vietnamese or cilantro-laced Latin foods or with any kind of goat or sheep’s milk cheese.  Lot of wine for the money here!

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Di Lenardo Chardonnay Friuli 2013 Product #28628 (In Stock)
Di Lenardo Chardonnay Friuli 2013 Di Lenardo Chardonnay Friuli 2013

It’s a little surprising that the grape least associated with Friuli – Chardonnay – should deliver one of the most exciting wines in this line-up.  But, then, this isn’t “just” Chardonnay.  When Massimo Di Lendardo took over his family estate in 1987, he launched a massive replanting effort to increase vine density and focus on the very best clones for his Friuli vineyards.  For this wine, that meant the “Chardonnay Musque” clone, a mutation that retains all of Chardonnay’s body and crisp fruit but adds a layer of floral and pit fruit aromatics.

It’s been a winning choice, with Di Lenardo Chardonnay earning 89-91 points from Wine Spectator each year for the past five!  And, the review for the 90 point 2012 fits well here:  “A stony undertow and well-meshed acidity frames the flavors of yellow apple, apricot, anise, slivered almond and honeycomb in this bright and balanced version. A crowd-pleaser.” This is no-oak, 100% fun, Chardonnay that will sing with a wide range of food or delight while sipping at sunset.

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Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Schiava 2012 Product #27353 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Schiava 2012 Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Schiava 2012

Schiava (also called Vernatsch or Trollinger) was actually the region’s most planted grape for many years – with 60% of total vineyard area – until Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay began to supplant it.  That’s too bad, because the light, crisp, and juicy red wines this local grape makes are fun to drink and pair well with a wide range of foods.

Reflecting the cultural and linguistic diversity of Alto Adige, the Schiava grape is called “Kalterersee” in the local dialect of the region around Lake Caldaro.  Grapes for this beauty grew on loamy, limestone gravel soils at 230-450 meters above the Lake and were fermented and aged entirely in tank. A delicious farmhouse red, loaded with red berry fruit, a hint of smoke, and a bright gentle finish.  Kind of like a ripe Chinon (but without the herbal notes), this is delicious with a light chill and shines with everyday foods and cured meats.  Great value, too.

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Santa Barbara Verdicchio 2013 Product #28073 (In Stock)
Santa Barbara Verdicchio 2013 Santa Barbara Verdicchio 2013

Definitely the best vintage yet for this always popular DOC Verdicchio in the traditional curvy bottle. Really bursts with dried lemon, pink grapefruit, Granny Smith apple fruit made even better by a nice dose of stony minerality and a dash of fresh herb. It glides across your palate like silk then finishes brisk and clean and fresh.  Great wine for seafood and salads or just to sip. Under-priced for the quality.

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Bodegas Monteviejo Festivo Torrontes 2012 Product #28632 (In Stock)
Bodegas Monteviejo Festivo Torrontes 2012 Bodegas Monteviejo Festivo Torrontes 2012

A delicious, exotic, and wild Torrontes that somehow retains enough focus and control to work with food, too. It's a bit like a cross between Muscat (exotic fruit and floral notes) and Gewurztraminer (ginger and warm spice) with loads of peach and mango at the core.  Lovely sweetness to the fruit flavors and fine acidity to balance the lite residual sugar at the end.  Exciting stuff!

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Terredora Di Paolo Falanghina Irpinia 2012 Product #27312 (In Stock)
Terredora Di Paolo Falanghina Irpinia 2012 Terredora Di Paolo Falanghina Irpinia 2012

Falanghina is a wine that is often described as fun, or yummy, but rarely as elegant.  This, friends, is an elegant Falanghina.  The exotic aromas of pineapple and quince are still there, but they are less flamboyant and obvious.  On the palate, it's moutfilling and finishes with fresh, juicy acids, but what really impresses is its sophisticated texture - not to heavy, but not too light.  Perfect seafood and warm summer nights.

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Vignobles De Balma CdR Villages Seguret Terrasse Pavee 2010 Product #27957 (In Stock)
Vignobles De Balma CdR Villages Seguret Terrasse Pavee 2010 Vignobles De Balma CdR Villages Seguret Terrasse Pavee 2010

A late release from the outstanding 2010 Rhone vintage, this pairs lush fruit with a fine graphite streak.

"This mouthfilling red displays unctuous plum and boysenberry fruit flavors that course along nicely, thanks to lively spice and toasted anise notes, with a strong graphite steak. Fleshy, but excellent acidity is well-embedded on the finish. Drink now through 2015."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Los Medanos Malbec Mendoza 2013 Product #28150 (In Stock)
Los Medanos Malbec Mendoza 2013 Los Medanos Malbec Mendoza 2013

Here's a fun, classy, Malbec made entirely from organically grown grapes in the high and dry sunshine of Mendoza.  Aromas of dark black fruit - cherry, currant, raspberry - lead to richly textured flavors of dark fruit, cedar, vanilla and baking spice.  Mouthfilling, but not heavy, it finishes with generous notes of creamy cherry, cedar and spice.  Terrific value and great with burgers or anything roasted or off the grill.

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Villa Botanica Cabernet Syrah Pays d'Oc 2011 Product #28466 (In Stock)
Villa Botanica Cabernet Syrah Pays d'Oc 2011 Villa Botanica Cabernet Syrah Pays d'Oc 2011

For everyone who wants rich Cabernet Sauvignon flavors and texture without California's elevated alcohols (and very elevated price tags!).  From 25 year-old, sustainably farmed, vines grown along the Canal du Midi in France's Languedoc region, not far from Carcassonne. The fruit achieved wonderful ripeness in 2011, with the Cabernet Sauvignon delivering blackcurrant, fresh herb, and spice notes and the 30% Syrah dark blackberry, blueberry, and smoke aromas and flavors. No oak here, but plenty of smoked mineral and earth complexity to go with he gushing blueberry/blackberry juicy on the soft, lush, finish. A great grilling, party, and sipping Cabernet with just the right touch of French flair!

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Bodegas Luis Canas Fermentado En Barrica Blanco 2013 Product #28589 (In Stock)
Bodegas Luis Canas Fermentado En Barrica Blanco 2013 Bodegas Luis Canas Fermentado En Barrica Blanco 2013

If you’re enjoyed our long-time favorite white Rioja value from Martinez Lacuesta, then you owe it to yourself to step up a couple of dollars and try this beauty.  And, if you enjoy the rich texture of barrel fermented Chardonnay but crave a bit of Sauvignon Blanc’s citrus fruit, cut, and refreshment during warm Summer months, then don’t miss this!

It's a simply delicious white Rioja that’s bursting with fresh lemon zest, apricot, and lime fruit around a core of lemon custard plus just a touch of exotic fresh coconut nuance.  Give it a little air, and notes of dried grapefruit, beeswax, and honeysuckle emerge on the nose and more citrus peel and spicy ginger come out on the palate and juicy, refreshing, finish.  Crazy complex and delicious for the price.

"Vanilla, honeyed oak and floral aromas. Superbly balanced palate with excellent clarity and a firm mineral component showing grapefruit citrus and toasty oak. An 85/15 blend of old vine (50 years) Viura and Malvasia fermented and aged in new oak (75% French, 25% American) for 4 months with lees stirring. A precise, crystal clean wine that improves the longer it's open."i-Wine Review 90 points

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Palacio De Bornos Verdejo Rueda 2013 Product #28642 (In Stock)
Palacio De Bornos Verdejo Rueda 2013 Palacio De Bornos Verdejo Rueda 2013

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!  Big aromas of tropical fruit, tangerine, lemongrass and lemon thyme lead to bold flavors of ripe citrus (pink grapefruit, 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 great solo sipper and very flexible with food.

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Uvaggio Vermentino Lodi 2012 Product #28648 (In Stock)
Uvaggio Vermentino Lodi 2012 Uvaggio Vermentino Lodi 2012

Former Mondavi Cal-Ital winemaker Jim Moore crafts this delicious Vermentino from fruit grown in two sunny, dry, vineyards in Lodi California.  As usual, Jim harvested his fruit in early September, giving him perfectly ripe fruit at low sugar levels and with great natural acidity.  This year, about 10% spent a few months in neutral oak to add a little more rich complexity, but the main story remains the brisk lime, quince, and pear aromas and melon and stone fruit flavors.  As always, this finishes crisp and with a bit of the tang of the sea to it, making it as brilliant with seafood as it is by itself on the back deck.  As Jancis Robinson said of the 2008, “one mouthful of this was enough to remind me of a lunch in Liguria high above the sparkling blue Mediterranean."

"BEST BUY! From two vineyard sources in Lodi, Uvaggio’s Vermentino is always a delicious bet, with crisp, light melon fruit and a salty quality that calls out for food from the sea. Modest in alcohol, the texture is mouthwateringly addictive, a quality that follows through from first sip to last."Wine Enthusiast 89 points

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Albastrele Blanc De Cabernet Moldova 2012 Product #27495 (In Stock)
Albastrele Blanc De Cabernet Moldova 2012 Albastrele Blanc De Cabernet Moldova 2012

Note:  Orders for this wine require 1-3 days to fulfill.  FREE SHIPPING OFFER!  Order 12 or more bottles of any Moldovan wine from our inventory and you will pay ZERO shipping charges for UPS Ground.  Note that shipping charges WILL show on your online shopping basket and auto-generated web receipt - IGNORE THEM!  We will delete those charges before your credit card is charged and include a corrected receipt - with ZERO shipping charges - with your order.  Call us at 703.356.6500 if you have any questions or concerns about this offer at all!

For many of you, an opportunity for two “firsts” – your first wine from Moldova and your first pure white wine (not pink – white!) made from the red Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Not sure why the winery went this route, but the results are pretty compelling!  The aromas have some of Sauvignon Blanc's grapefruit and grass notes but the wine's texture is more like Albarino (minerally, sleek) and the flavors of creamy sweet strawberry, pineapple and banana pith suggest something like Verdejo.  There's a snap of jalepeno-like herb on the back, but overall this is nicely cream and fruity and bright.

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Boissiere Vermouth Dry Product #3817 (In Stock)
Boissiere Vermouth Dry Boissiere Vermouth Dry

Vermouth is an aromatic wine, made from a neutral, dry white basic wine which is then blended with an infusion. The infusion, which gives each vermouth its unique and distinctive character, is created by flavoring the basic wine with a special selection of herbs, flowers, fruit peels, seeds, plants and other botanicals. The addition of brandy fortifies the vermouth to 18% alcohol by volume. The prized and closely guarded recipe is used to make Boissiere has not changed since 1854.

 

Infused with select botanicals such as elderflower, chamomile and coriander, Boissiere is recognized for its floral and herbal aromas and refined palate. Add ice and drink it "neat" or mix it in to make the perfect martini!

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Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2011 375ml Product #26296 (In Stock)
Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2011 375ml Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2011 375ml

This is yet another in a long line of fantastic Sauvignon Blancs from the good folks at Honig. This blend of 96% Sauvignon Blanc, 1% Muscat and 3% Semillon has lovely aromas of orange blossom and grapefruit are accompanied by lemon, melon, peach and nectarine flavors that are ripe, juicy and refreshing. Medium bodied with a crisp, refreshing, slightly minerally finish.  Just delicious stuff!

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Colsanto Ruris Umbria 2010 Product #26966 (In Stock)
Colsanto Ruris Umbria 2010 Colsanto Ruris Umbria 2010

Here's our single best-selling Italian wine of the past five years - a fantastic value that tastes like it costs twice as much as it does. The wine is mainly (70%) Sangiovese and delivers plenty of that variety's juicy black cherry fruit. But, the 20% Merlot in the blend rounds out the mid-palate and keeps the wine soft while the secret ingredient -- 10% Sagrantino -- adds spice and complexity uncommon in Umbrian wines. Sure, it goes well with pizza and robust pasta sauces, but there's enough going on to handle game and hard, salty, cheeses and a soft enough finish just to drink at a party. Fantastic value.

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Ponga Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Product #27500 (In Stock)
Ponga Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Ponga Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Allan Scott makes this cheerful (and cheap!) Sauvignon Blanc for a local distributor, and it's one of those unexpected winners that punch well above their weight.  Generous and fresh aromas of orange blossom, tangerine, and pink grapefruit lead to a zippy, crisp, mouthful of melon and citrus fruit with just a touch of fresh cut grass.  Fun and very tasty.

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