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Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2011 Product #29454 (In Stock)
Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2011 Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2011

Another fine vintage for this deep South Italian red that is always robust, but never cooked or heavy. 100% Negromaro done all in tank for freshness.

"Firm and savory, this opens with aromas of ripe berry, clove and graphite. On the palate, notes of clove and black pepper add depth to ripe Morello cherry and crushed raspberry flavors. Supple tannins offer support."Wine Enthusiast 89 points

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La Cappuccina Soave 2014 Product #30447 (In Stock)
La Cappuccina Soave 2014 La Cappuccina Soave 2014

As fine a release of this long-time favorite as we've ever seen! 100% Garganega (organic!) with 5 months lees contact for richness and depth. A rich, almost opulent, texture to the lemon, mineral, and grilled nut flavors with bitter citrus pith and orange zest on the mouthwatering finish. More than rich enough to enjoy solo, but stunning with smoked, grilled or poached fish.

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Betes Curieuses Muscadet Sevre Et Maine La Perdrix 2013 Product #28501 (In Stock)
Betes Curieuses Muscadet Sevre Et Maine La Perdrix 2013 Betes Curieuses Muscadet Sevre Et Maine La Perdrix 2013

Certified Organic Grapes.  Betes Curieusses is a partnership of two Jeremies - Huchet and Mourat - who are making some of the most exciting terroir-driven Muscadet we've ever seen.  This wine comes from vineyards laced with decomposed granite over sand, warm soils that give remarkable ripeness.  It's a round, fruit-filled, Muscadet - almost creamy in texture - with a touch of peach to complement the salty mineral and lime zest.  Brisk, bracing, and utterly delicious.

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Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Schiava 2014 Product #30153 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Schiava  2014 Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Schiava  2014

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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Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro K Rosso Alto Adige 2014 Product #30464 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro K Rosso Alto Adige 2014 Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro K Rosso Alto Adige 2014

We confess to being huge fans of Kellerei Kaltern, the outstanding cooperative winery perched in the foothills of the Dolomites just outside Balzano, Italy.  The Pinot Grigio and Pinot Bianco from the hills sloping down to Lake Kaltern are mainstays here, but it's the lake-side reds that are most special to us.

Both the very popular Schiava and gutsier Lagrein bottlings rely on older vines, so the winery created this blend to feature younger vines (up to 30 years) of both.  The light-colored Schiava give this wonderful aromas and flavors of cherry, lilac, and rose petal while the more powerful Lagrein adds black raspberry, plum, and licorice notes.  Light - just 12.5% abv - but packs a big flavor punch.  Try it cool with a spread of cheese and cured meat and we think you'll be convinced!

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Falesco Est! Est!! Est!!! Di Montefiascone 2014 Product #30068 (In Stock)
Falesco Est! Est!! Est!!! Di Montefiascone 2014 Falesco Est! Est!! Est!!! Di Montefiascone 2014

"Here, Here, Here!" chalked the monk charged with finding taverns for the bishop to visit after tasting this Umbrian classic.  A blend of Trebbiano, Malvasia and Roscetto, Falesco's version is lemony and fresh with pretty accents of lemon rind and fennel frond.  Finishes clean and citrusy with a hint of herb. Great seafood, sausage or sipping white.

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Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2012 Product #30396 (In Stock)
Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2012 Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2012

If you know Negromaro from Salice Salentino, you’ll recognize the aromas and flavors here.  The dark color tells you this is a ripe, deep, wine, and the aromas of dark black plum and cherry, warm licorice root, savory spice, and purple flowers reinforce that impression.  In the mouth, the flavors are bold, warming and ripe – blackberry, black cherry, hot earth, roasted meat, spice and cocoa powder – with plenty of the meaty, earthy, complexity that Salice Salentino is known for.  But, it’s the purity, clarity, and wonderful freshness of flavor and texture that take this to another level.  Ripe, not roasted.  Powerful, not rustic.  Absolutely delicious with grilled sausages, roasted meats, or just nuts and olives, at a value price hard to resist.

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Volpetti Cesanese 2014 Product #30446 (In Stock)

Even bigger, bolder, more fruit filled, and even more delicious than before (while still pretty garishly packaged).  From vineyards around Rome, the Volpetti packs a punch of lush dark damson plum and black cherry fruit with accents of earth and spice.  A short stay in old oak barrels softens the tannins and adds a hint of sweet balsamic.  Drink this a touch cool with pizza margherita, a bowl of pasta in red sauce, or even a big, juicy, burger and you'll be very, very, happy!

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Ferraton Cotes Du Rhone Blanc Samorens 2014 Product #30460 (In Stock)
Ferraton Cotes Du Rhone Blanc Samorens 2014 Ferraton Cotes Du Rhone Blanc Samorens 2014

Here's a delicious white Rhone from biodynamic producer Ferraton Pere et Fils.  It's a blend of about equal parts Grenach Blanc and Clairette, picked ripe and made all in stainless steel tank.  It's all about aromas and flavors of peach, white flowers, and lime with a dusting of white pepper and crushed bitter mineral providing support on the mouthwtering finish.  Lovely to sip and will sing with fish or salads.

"The medium-bodied, clean, crisp and balanced 2014 Côtes du Rhône Samorens Blanc offers plenty of citrus, white flowers and minerality on the nose. Made from Grenache Blanc and Clairette brought up all in stainless steel, it’s a rock solid white that’s ideal for starting a meal with over the coming 2-3 years."Wine Advocate 88 points

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Bodegas Virgen De La Sierra Macabeo Albada 2014 Product #30470 (In Stock)
Bodegas Virgen De La Sierra Macabeo Albada 2014 Bodegas Virgen De La Sierra Macabeo Albada 2014

Better known under it's Rioja name of Viura, Macabeo flies under the radar as a main or blending grape in white Rioja, Cava, and other regional wines.  British Master of Wine Jancis Robinson has dubbed it "the Cinderella grape" in recognition of the way Macabeo is coming out of the shadows now and being allowed to shine on it's own.

This is a fine example from 35 year-old vines in Calatayud, not far from Rioja. You'll find Macabeo's signature notes of peach, orange, and almond here lifted by a note of juicy lemon.  Rich and creamy on the palate with good weight and a nice, refreshing, dusty minerality on the generous finish.  This will be especially delicious with fresh water fish done with butter and nuts or even with richer dishes like salmon.

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Rovero Vigneto La Casaline Grignoino D'asti 2013 Product #29389 (In Stock)
Rovero Vigneto La Casaline Grignoino D'asti 2013 Rovero Vigneto La Casaline Grignoino D'asti 2013

Piemonte's old, but often overlooked, Grignolino grape is making a comeback, and we say, "Hurray!"  Named for the many seeds found in each berry (2-3x the number of seeds in most other grapes), Grignolino is always a pale, translucent, rose color reflecting both the grape's limited pigment and gentle winemaking needed to work around all those potentially bitter seeds.  This is a fine one that pumps out aromas of crushed cherry, strawberry, rose petal and more.  The palate is fresh, light, and bolstered by snappy acids and tannins.  Great wine for sipping with salami!

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Thurston Wolfe PGV Washington 2014 Product #30086 (In Stock)
Thurston Wolfe PGV Washington  2014 Thurston Wolfe PGV Washington  2014

Everything about Washington's Thurston Wolfe winery is a bit "unique," including this unusual blend of 58% Pinot Gris, 37% Viognier and 5% Orange Muscat all made in tank.  Uniquely delicious, too!  Fresh and bright with clean peach and apple fruit on the nose and a touch of floral complexity.  Plenty of peach, pear, and pineapple fruit on the palate, but this stays crisp and dry right through the  fruit and flower finish.  Fun stuff!

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Dolin Vermouth De Chambery Rouge 375ml Product #27792 (In Stock)
Dolin Vermouth De Chambery Rouge 375ml Dolin Vermouth De Chambery Rouge 375ml

Dolin Vermouth's are pretty much the same today as they were when first introduced in 1821.  Made from white wines and fresh and dried herbs and botanicals from Chambery, they are all complex, fresh, and just as delicious on their own as they are in a complex cocktail.

The red vermouth is frankly sweet but with plenty of bright acidity and bitter herb at the end to keep things fresh.  A touch of cherry/berry fruit and plenty of caramel, bitter herb, and exotic spices hold sway here with citrus peel and herb flavors lingering nicely.

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Dolin Vermouth De Chambery Dry 375ml Product #27794 (In Stock)
Dolin Vermouth De Chambery Dry 375ml Dolin Vermouth De Chambery Dry 375ml

Dolin Vermouth's are pretty much the same today as they were when first introduced in 1821.  Made from white wines and fresh and dried herbs and botanicals from Chambery, they are all complex, fresh, and just as delicious on their own as they are in a complex cocktail.

The dry style vermouth shows a pure, almost sweet-smelling, nose of white wine, herbs and wormwood.  In the mouth it's pure, herbal, and very clean with just enough body and ripe fruit to impart roundness.  Finishes clean, complex, and fresh with no bitterness.  This would be a fine match with fresh pesto!

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Osel Ruche Monferrato 2011 Product #28190 (In Stock)
Osel Ruche Monferrato 2011 Osel Ruche Monferrato 2011

You may never have heard of Ruche, but if you like aromatic grapes like Pinot Noir, and are searching for something that will sing with everything from Indian food to pizza, you've found your new best friend.  A traditional grape from Italy's Piedmont region, this is a soft, easygoing red with intriguing aromas of cherry, plum, lavendar, and floral notes.  Delicious and unique.

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Justino's Izidro Madeira Fine Rich NV Product #28480 (In Stock)
Justino's Izidro Madeira Fine Rich NV Justino's Izidro Madeira Fine Rich NV

An outstanding in real Madeira for sipping or use in rich sauces or soups.  The light tawny color and heady aromas and flavors of toasted nuts, dark caramel, and burnt orange peel come from barrel aging and exposure to high heat for 3+ months - the process that "Madeirizes" the wine and creates its distinctive tang.  Lightly sweet to balance the zingy acids.

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Pares Balta Blanc De Pacs Penedes 2014 Product #30473 (In Stock)
Pares Balta Blanc De Pacs Penedes 2014 Pares Balta Blanc De Pacs Penedes 2014

Look at the back label - how can you possibly resist supporting the work of dedicated women like these two?  Sisters-in-law Marta and Maria Elena have transformed this old (1790) estate into a cutting-edge but back to the future gem.  They've converted to certified organic farming and will soon achieve biodynamic certification.  They work with the classic grapes of Spain's Penedes, here blending three grapes normally used in Cava:  Parellada, Macabeu, and Xarel-Lo. It's all about tangy fruit - citrus, passion fruit, under-ripe peach - salty mineral, and a lifting boost of fresh lime zest.  Fascinating and delicious.

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Koster Wolf Mueller Thurgau 2014 1 Liter Product #30162 (In Stock)
Koster Wolf Mueller Thurgau 2014 1 Liter Koster Wolf Mueller Thurgau 2014 1 Liter

Crazy fun white wine here that really needs to be in a 1.0 liter bottle (one-third more than a regular bottle) simply because it's going to get drunk so fast.  Ignore the unfamiliar grape and the German here - think of this as a cross between Sauvignon Blanc - lemon, lime, fresh grass - and really good Pinot Grigio - green melon, apple, and more.  Mouthwatering, full of fruit, and clean as a whistle on the generous finish.  Drink it with fish. Drink it with cheese.  Drink it with Thanksgiving.  Just drink it!

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La Mondianese Grignolino d'Asti 2013 Product #28622 (In Stock)
La Mondianese Grignolino d'Asti 2013 La Mondianese Grignolino d'Asti 2013

What is Grignolino?  A red wine grape from Piemonte, Italy, where the root name – grignole – means “many pips”, referring to the many seeds found in this rarely seen grape.  It’s prone to being tough and tannic, but not here.  Diane thought this tasted like “Pinot Noir and Sangiovese had a baby”, and there's definitely something to that.  In any event, it’s a lightly colored and textured wine that opens with aromas of sweet cherry, red berries, and a hint of lavender.  In the mouth the fruit is bright and juicy and a touch of earthiness comes up at the end.  Light enough to drink with fish or to take a chill for solo sipping.

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Bohigas Cava Brut Reserve NV Product #28953 (In Stock)
Bohigas Cava Brut Reserve NV Bohigas Cava Brut Reserve NV

There's an element of class and style here you just don't often find in value-priced bubbles.  Authentic, delicious, and very well-priced.

"A family-owned winery whose origins date back to the 13th century, Fermi Bohigas owns over 240 acres of organically farmed vineyards in Catalunya. Made from a classic blend (for this area) of Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada planted in limestone and clay soils, the wine spends 24 months on its lees before disgorgement. It is an excellent value for consumers looking for alternatives to French Champagne. Lemon/lime, crushed rock and white currant notes are present in this crisp, elegant, refreshing, zesty, dry sparkler. Hints of wheat thins and brioche add complexity. Enjoy this medium-bodied offering over the next 1-2 years."Wine Advocate 90 points

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