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Lopez De Haro Rioja Crianza 2010 Product #29747 (In Stock)
Lopez De Haro Rioja Crianza 2010 Lopez De Haro Rioja Crianza 2010

The 2008 was very nice, but this 2010 takes a clear step up in complexity and satisfaction.

"The 2010 Hacienda Lopez de Haro Crianza feels quite classical in its style, lightly-colored, with clean red spicy fruit, a touch of leather and a polished, soft palate that makes it very pleasant and easy to drink. At this price level this wine is a steal! Drink 2014-2018."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Tomaiolo Toscana Rosso 2010 Product #29841 (In Stock)
Tomaiolo Toscana Rosso 2010 Tomaiolo Toscana Rosso 2010

This rich, fleshy, super-Tuscan is both luxurious and a killer value!  It's a blend of 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot aged in used French oak. Lots going on aromatically, with a swirl of lavender, black cherry, currant, spice, and oak and even more on the palate where the dark fruit gains complexity from accents of licorice, chocolate and more spice.  Black pepper and oak notes frame the firm, dark-fruited, finish, making this a great match for burgers, steak, or chops today and a fine candidate for further improvement in your cellar.  This outperforms most $20 super-Tuscans in this style.

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Corte Adami Valpolicella Superiore 2010 Product #26892 (In Stock)
Corte Adami Valpolicella Superiore 2010 Corte Adami Valpolicella Superiore 2010

An "old school" Valpolicella from a fairly young estate (2004).  A blend of Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella grapes from 40 year-old vines done all in tank, this features ripe black cherry fruit flavors and aromas with a dash of fresh, resiny, pine and herb. With a little air, the fruit gets darker and spicier and a lovely dried tobacco note emerges.  Juicy and lightly tannic, this will work extremely well at table.

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Billo Priorat Negre 2010 Product #28440 (In Stock)
Billo Priorat Negre 2010 Billo Priorat Negre 2010

Priorat tends to be a massive, intense, and cellar-worthy wine that needs time in cellar or big food to shine.  So, the 2010 Billo Negre is a very special treat – a supple, open, blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, and a little Cabernet Sauvignon that delivers plenty of classic Priorat character in a “drink me now” style.  Generous aromas of black plums, blackberry, warm stones and a touch of savory herb waft from the glass.  In the mouth the fruit turns more Grenache-like with raspberry and red plum joining the cassis and blue/black fruits and a touch of luscious milk chocolate coming up on the end.  It’s full of flavor and nicely concentrated, but stays wonderfully fresh and pure on the dark berry, chocolate, and warm stone finish. The soft, fine-grained, tannins give this more than enough heft to pair with pork tenderloin or lamb loin chops, but it’s pretty darn tasty all by itself, too.  A stellar value from rocky, dry, remote, Priorat.

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Sur De Los Andes Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 2010 Product #29211 (In Stock)
Sur De Los Andes Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 2010 Sur De Los Andes Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 2010

Wine Enthusiast had this pegged as a $38 wine, and certainly it has that level of effort and expense behind it.  The 100% Cabernet Sauvignon fruit came from some of the best sites in Mendoza, all grown without fertilizers, herbicides or insecticides.  The hand harvested fruit is sorted in the vineyard and then again on a modern sorting table in the winery before fermenting in tank with all natural yeast (no cultured yeast added).  The wine then rests and mellows for 15 months in small French oak barrels, including 30% second use and a whopping 70% new - a luxury that makes sense for a $30+ wine but is very rare in the under $20 space.  Then, perhaps the biggest luxury of all, it got another two years development in bottle to let the youthful Cabernet structure resolve and the rich, dark, fruit come to the fore.

“Layered berry and cassis aromas are a bit scratchy and gritty. This Cabernet feels saturated, pure and deep; flavors of blackberry, cassis, prune and chocolate are ripe and generous, while the finish is mildly herbal in flavor, with good length and build. Drink through 2018.” Wine Enthusiast 91 points

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Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2010 Product #28737 (In Stock)
Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2010 Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2010

Another great release from one of the Rhone's most important estates.

"Guigal’s Cotes du Rhone. I re-tasted the 2010 Cotes du Rhone, which is still in foudre. This cuvee is typically a blend of 50% Syrah and the rest Grenache and perhaps some Mourvedre. Guigal is known throughout the Rhone Valley for paying the highest price for generic Cotes du Rhone, and that in large part explains the quality of this wine year in and year out. It enjoys an extended upbringing in foudre and stainless steel tanks and is always a dense ruby/purple-colored wine with lots of blue and black fruits intermixed with notions of kirsch, licorice, lavender and spice. Supple and surprisingly intense, this delicious effort can age for 4-5 years."Wine Advocate 89 points

"Offers a roasted feel, with dark bramble, plum and tobacco notes accented by hints of pastis and apple wood, leading to a ganache- and charcoal-infused finish. Distinctive in feel, revealing a prominent yet integrated woodsy element." Wine Spectator 89 points

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Ch Damase Bordeaux Superieur 2010 Product #29232 (In Stock)
Ch Damase Bordeaux Superieur 2010 Ch Damase Bordeaux Superieur 2010

Mostly Merlot, with 10% Carmenere and 5% Petit Verdot for color and structure.  Unusually - at least at this price point - the wine ages entirely in new and 1 year-old oak casks for a year. The result is a richly fruit-filled Bordeaux - cherry, cassis, plum - with sophisticated accents of smoke, cedar, and herb.  Almost California fruit levels, but plenty of Bordeaux class at the end.

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Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2010 Product #29360 (In Stock)
Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2010 Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2010

Even better than the 2009, with one touch more richness and depth.

"Admirers of the so-called “little” wines of Bordeaux will no doubt be familiar with Recougne, which has been imported into the United States for nearly thirty years and can last for two decades or more. The 2010, which they now call “Vieilles Vignes,” exhibits aromas and flavors of cedarwood, spice box, black currants and berries. This medium-bodied, well-made blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc should drink well for 7-8 years. (Although last year I drank a 1952 that was still quite tasty.)"Wine Advocate 87-88 points

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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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Dom Des Baumard Logis De La Giraudiere Anjou Rouge 2010 Product #28450 (In Stock)
Dom Des Baumard Logis De La Giraudiere Anjou Rouge 2010 Dom Des Baumard Logis De La Giraudiere Anjou Rouge 2010

If there's a more fun to drink Loire Cab Franc out there, we don't know it!  While there's plenty of Anjou fresh herb, cracked pepper, and juicy acidity here, the lush, ripe, red currant, raspberry and cherry fruit stars.  The lush, velvety, mid-palate fruit coats your mouth before tangy cherry acidity scrubs things clean and hints of fresh raspberry blossom leaves you wanting more.

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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages La Daurelle 2010 Product #29759 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages La Daurelle 2010 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages La Daurelle 2010

Always one of our favorite and very best value Rhone reds in the store, Philippe Plantevin’s La Daurelle reaches new heights in the great 2010 harvest – a vintage Wine Spectator rated 98 points, the highest ever  the Southern Rhone!  Philippe grows this blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Carignan and 10% Mourvedre on rocky, clay/limestone, scrubland near his winery in Cairanne and allows it a full 20 days fermentation/maceration time to extract color, structure, and flavor.  Then, one-third ages in used French oak barriques (and the rest in concrete) to mellow a bit and add layers of earthy, meaty, complexity.

La Daurelle serves up fantastic aromas and flavors of raspberry puree, fresh blackberry juice, licorice, garrigue (piney herb), sweet spice, dried violet, ink, roasted meats, and more.  That’s as pure usual, but in 2010 the texture is extraordinary, especially in a region better known for rustic reds.  This is all silk and velvet:  silky on entry and as it glides across your palate to the long, rich, finish where a pile of crushed velvet tannins provide support for food and further aging.  Yes, it’s pretty captivating right now at 5 years from the vintage, but this will continue to improve and delight for at least the next 10 years.  At about 35% less than most Gigondas and 40-60% under even “value” Chateauneuf, the price/quality ratio here is almost more stunning than the wine.

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Rovero Lajetto Pinot Nero 2010 Product #29390 (In Stock)
Rovero Lajetto Pinot Nero 2010 Rovero Lajetto Pinot Nero 2010

Pinot Noir has excellent potential in Piemonte's foggy, rolling, hills, with warm summer days driving nice ripeness and cool nights and poor soils helping to retain freshness and grace.  Lajetto is a fine example, a rich, ripe, and really delicious Pinot Noir with just a touch of Nebbiolo style.  Grown on the family’s estate in Asti, this gets extra body and depth from 12 months in small oak barrels.  There’s a nice spice to the dark red fruit and just a touch of Nebbiolo-like tar and roses and finishes smooth and velvety.

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Condado De Haza Ribera Del Duero 2010 Product #29649 (In Stock)
Condado De Haza Ribera Del Duero 2010 Condado De Haza Ribera Del Duero 2010

Gusty, powerful, and full of earthy richness.

"Smoky aromas of blackberry, cherry pit and game, with a subtle floral nuance in the background. In a wild, meaty style, offering sweet, focused cherry compote and bitter chocolate flavors and a touch of allspice. Finishes very long, with lingering smokiness, fine-grained tannins and a kick of peppery spices."  Vinous 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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Muga Rioja Reserva 2010 Product #29019 (In Stock)
Muga Rioja Reserva 2010 Muga Rioja Reserva 2010

Yup, another great vintage for this wine that splits the difference between "modern" and "traditional" styles.

"(70% tempranillo, 20% garnacha, 7% mazuelo and 3% graciano; fermented in large oak vats and aged for 24 months in oak casks of varying size): Opaque ruby. Musky, deeply pitched aromas of ripe red fruit, game, lavender and roasted coffee. Shows very good spicy lift in the mouth, offering sweet raspberry and cherry flavors and an undercurrent of smoky minerals. Finishes with excellent focus and thrust; the slowly building tannins meld smoothly with the wine's dense fruit. Age this wine for at least another five years, with confidence."International Wine Cellar 92 points

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Lionel Osmin Foehn Jurancon 2010 Product #29746 (In Stock)
Lionel Osmin Foehn Jurancon 2010 Lionel Osmin Foehn Jurancon 2010

From far Southwestern France, Mansang grapes are left to dry on the vine before fermentation and aging in tank and barrel.  Very pure and fresh.

"Luxuriant and very creamy, this is filled with hazelnut, roasted pineapple and peach cobbler flavors. Offers a luscious mouthfeel, with toasted coconut and honeysuckle notes that linger into the long, rich finish. Drink now through 2025."Wine Spectator 92 points

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Cune Rioja Reserva 2010 Product #29489 (In Stock)
Cune Rioja Reserva 2010 Cune Rioja Reserva 2010

A classically styled Reserva, spicy, juicy, and long.

"Fresh red berries and cherry on the fragrant nose, with spice and floral nuances adding complexity. Juicy and focused, delivering good lift to its sappy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors. A zesty mineral quality adds cut to the youthfully tannic, fragrant finish, which clings with serious tenacity."  Vinous 91 points

"The 2010 CUNE Reserva displays a nice bright cherry color and a clean, elegant nose of red fruits. It might be a little backward and require some coaxing to reveal its personality. The medium-bodied palate is quite complete, the tannins are well-coated by the fruit, and it ends with good length and clean flavors. A textbook Reserva. Drink 2014-2019."Wine Advocate 91 points

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