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Finca Sobreno Crianza Toro 2011 Product #29191 (In Stock)
Finca Sobreno Crianza Toro 2011 Finca Sobreno Crianza Toro 2011

This has been a Spanish value staple for years now, and the 2011 is yet another fine Toro Tempranillo.  The wine is 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo), hand harvested from vines 30+ years-old. There’s plenty of ripe Temparnillo fruit here – cherry, blackberry and plum – and very nice doses of wood spice and the grape’s exotic sandalwood fragrance.  But cool nights on the vine and careful treatment in the winery leave a bright, refreshing, acidity in place as well and the smooth, refined, tannins don’t get in the way of solo sipping pleasure.  A lot of wine for a very  modest price.

"Deep ruby. Smoky cherry and roasted coffee on the nose, with attractive floral and spicecake notes. Lush and expansive in the mouth, offering broad cherry and cassis flavors and a hint of licorice. A suave, gently sweet and open-knit wine, with a spicy element emerging on the long, gently tannic finish."International Wine Cellar 90 points

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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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Fattoria La Lecciaia Rosso di Montalcino 2011 Product #30401 (In Stock)
Fattoria La Lecciaia Rosso di Montalcino 2011 Fattoria La Lecciaia Rosso di Montalcino 2011

A screaming deal!

"Penetrating ink and flint nuances complicate bright red cherry, strawberry and violet aromas on the enticing nose. Bright and fresh in the mouth, with creamy, floral red and dark cherry flavors and a persistent spiciness. A perfumed mineral tang repeats at the back. Very refined Rosso di Montalcino with sneaky concentration and lovely purity of fruit."  Vinous (Galloni) 90 points

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Mendoza Vineyards MV Malbec Gran Reserva 2011 Product #29371 (In Stock)
Mendoza Vineyards MV Malbec Gran Reserva 2011 Mendoza Vineyards MV Malbec Gran Reserva 2011

It's back - but we're not sure how long our most popular Malbec of the past year will last.  Everything about this wine is “super-premium” – except the price!  Made to sell for $60 in the US, a change in distribution created this amazing opportunity to enjoy top-shelf luxury at a very nice, everyday, price.

“I was very impressed with this set of wines produced by a company that owns no vineyards, but sources grapes from selected locations in Mendoza. The 2011 Malbec Grand Reserve, aged for 20 months in new Nadalie barrels, smells of leather, forest floor, dill and paprika over a core of cherries in liqueur not unlike some traditional Riojas (from Spain, not from Argentina). The palate is medium-bodied, with some grippy tannins, good acidity and length. This wine calls for food. Drink 2014-2018.” Wine Advocate 92 points

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Dom de l'Eveche Bourgogne Blanc Revillir 2013 Product #29796 (In Stock)
Dom de l'Eveche Bourgogne Blanc Revillir 2013 Dom de l'Eveche Bourgogne Blanc Revillir 2013

Many of you have enjoyed Vincent and Sylvie Jouissier’s unoaked Bourgogne Chardonnay in the past, but we found this oak-aged cuvee even more exciting.  Ripe Chardonnay from vineyards scattered across the Cote Chalonnais gets a cool, slow, fermentation in tank and then 10 months gaining in French oak (one-third new) for more complexity and an added dose of richness.

It’s a lovely wine to just look at in the glass, with crystalline clarity and a shimmering yellow-gold color.  Classic white Burgundy aromas of ripe pear and Golden Delicious apple framed by a touch of vanilla, butter, toasted hazelnut and sweet herb.  In the mouth, there’s wonderful purity and clarity to the generous flavors of sweet apple, fresh lemon, hazelnut, spice and mint.  The texture is silky and fresh and the vivid flavors dance easily across your palate, leaving mouthwatering notes of lemon zest, Granny Smith, Key lime, and a kiss of salty stone lingering behind.  The freshness, vivid flavors, and silky feel of the wine make this a wonderful warm weather refresher, but there’s sneaky complexity here and enough structure to support 3-5 years development if you want to wait.

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Colsanto Sagrantino Montefalco 2011 Product #30578 (In Stock)

A classic expression of Umbria's best red grape, this showcases aromas of smoked herb, spice, rich dark berries. The palate is big and bold with flavors of rich fruit accented by notes of savory herb, leather and bitter espresso bean. The tannins are big - that's what Sagrantino is all about - but fine.  Match it with a big chunk of grilled meat and all will be fine.

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Dom Philippe Plantevin CdR Villages La Daurelle 2011 Product #30941 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin CdR Villages La Daurelle 2011 Dom Philippe Plantevin CdR Villages La Daurelle 2011

Probably the best value in robust Rhone red wine we have in the store now - a wine that blows away most $30-$50 "luxury" Gigondas and a whole lot of Chateauneuf!   A blend of Grenache (50%), Syrah (30%), Carignan (10%) and Mourvedre (10%) aged in tank (2/3) and neutral oak (1/3) that perfectly express the terroir of Philippe’s rocky vineyards and 2011’s blend of purity and ripeness. Big aromas of black raspberry, licorice, fresh earth, and roasted meat carry through on the mouth coating palate where hints of lavender and violet emerge.  The focused, generous, flavors push through the explosive finish where firm tannins provide support and raspberry, black cherry, garrigue, seared beef, and licorice flavors go on and on.

La Daurelle has been a staff and customer favorite for years, and the 2011 edition is even more captivating than usual.  It’s perfect to enjoy right now with grilled or roasted meats or most any dish showing a touch of cumin or North African spice, make sure to put some away for later, too.  Expect this to continue to improve for another decade and to give pleasure long after that.  Simply stellar wine and value here.

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Musella Ripasso 2011 Product #29930 (In Stock)
Musella Ripasso 2011 Musella Ripasso 2011

Valpolicella Ripasso is often called “baby Amarone,” but this lovely 2011 from the certified biodynamic Musella estate is better than that.  It’s a blend of Corvina (about 70%), Rondinella (20%) and a scant 10% Barbera for an extra layer of complexity and lift.  About 20% of the wine is made from air-dried grapes and 20% from fresh, with the remaining 60% “ripasso” – allowed to undergo a brief second fermentation on the Amarone lees.  A few months in larger French oak casks helps smooth out and integrate the wine without adding any oaky flavors.

Seductive aromas of dried cherry, cranberry and strawberry shine through on the nose with hints of menthol, tar, and lavender.  The palate is silky, fresh, and layered, with dried black cherry and cranberry fruit and accents of dried flowers, chocolate, spice, and earth.  The finish is juicy and balances sweet fruit with a sour cherry tang that lingers on nicely over fine, supple, tannins.  Clean, pure, and loads of fun to drink, this will be a great match for pizza, burgers, and pork now and for the next 3-4 years

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Ch Morin Saint-Estephe 2011 Product #29492 (In Stock)
Ch Morin Saint-Estephe 2011 Ch Morin Saint-Estephe 2011

Most "value" Bordeaux carries a regional "Bordeaux" or "Medoc" label, so we were excited to find this gem from the prestigious commune of Saint-Estephe showing loads of Saint-Estephe character in the tricky 2011 vintage.   It's rich and deep, with more robust black currant fruit complementing its spice, cedar, and black olive notes.  As you'd expect from a mainly-Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux, there's good structure here but also lots of ripe fruit (if no overt fruitiness).  This will develop nicely over the next 5-8 years in cellar, but will also drink well now with lamb, pork chops, or beef.  Fine value.

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Rovero Nebbiaia Monferrato Rosso 2011 Product #29320 (In Stock)
Rovero Nebbiaia Monferrato Rosso 2011 Rovero Nebbiaia Monferrato Rosso 2011

A brand new winery to us, but one that's clearly onto something good.  This is 100% Nebbiolo, organically grown in Monferato near Asti.  Big, generous, aromas and flavors of black cherry and plum take center stage with accents of spice and vanilla.  Dusty, rich, tannins give the wine mass and structure, but the fruit just won't quit pumping out from begging to end.  Mouthwatering, long, and - all to rare for Nebbiolo - flat out fun to drink.

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Condado De Haza Ribera Del Duero 2011 Product #30619 (In Stock)
Condado De Haza Ribera Del Duero 2011 Condado De Haza Ribera Del Duero 2011

Another great vintage for this Ribera de Duero classic - 100% Tempranillo aged 15 months in new and used American oak.

"Smoke-accented aromas of cherry, blackberry and coconut, with hints of truffle and cured meat in the background. Smooth, sweet and broad in the mouth, offering pliant dark fruit flavors complemented by oak spice and mocha nuances. Gentle tannins build slowly on a long, spicy finish that leaves sweet fruitcake and vanilla notes behind."  Vinous (Reynolds) 90 points

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Dom Des Baumard Coteaux Du Layon Carte d'Or 2011 Product #28429 (In Stock)
Dom Des Baumard Coteaux Du Layon Carte d'Or 2011 Dom Des Baumard Coteaux Du Layon Carte d'Or 2011

A brilliant late-harvest Chenin that crackles with energy - drink with almond desserts or on it's own.

"This selection of grapes from old vines is presented as the least sweet and the lightest of Baumard\'s late-harvest wines. It\'s clean and dynamic, a heady, layered chenin with scents of jasmine, orange and apple butter. The juiciness comes up against soil-inflected acidity, a fine, sandy grit to ameliorate the sweetness. Pour it with a savory almond torte."Wine & Spirits 93 points

"The acidity is almost shocking, cutting through the richness of the wine. Its sweet apple and lemon flavors balance the honey and maple syrup notes. The wine is still young, demanding aging over a decade at least. beautifully ripe. Screwcap." Wine Enthusiast 92 points

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Tegernseerhof Weissenkirchner Zwerthaler 2011 Product #30622 (In Stock)
Tegernseerhof Weissenkirchner Zwerthaler 2011 Tegernseerhof Weissenkirchner Zwerthaler 2011

From a nearly vertical terraced vineyard planted 70-100 years ago, this field blend of Gruner, Riesling, and more will take your breath away.

"This wine is sourced from a field blend of old vines grown on steep slopes behind Weissenkirchen. It has a very crisp character that's tight and mineral in style. Aromatic, spicy, herbal and perfumed, it needs time to open up and is still very young. Drink from 2016."Wine Enthusiast 94 points

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Jones Of Washington Barrel Select Red 2011 Product #30632 (In Stock)
Jones Of Washington Barrel Select Red 2011 Jones Of Washington Barrel Select Red 2011

A classic Bordeaux blend of 87% Cabernete Sauvignon, 9% Cab Franc and the rest Malbec from Washington's excellent Ancient Lakes AVA, this comes across as more "yummy" than "Cab."  A wine for drinkers, not thinkers, it's loaded with ripe currant and cherry/berry fruit and accents of smoke and spice and crushed herb.  Finishes firm and fine and fun.  Just 187 cases made, so limited.

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Poliziano Merlot Cortona In Violas 2011 Product #30961 (In Stock)

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano producer Poliziano makes this exciting, 100% Merlot, from near-by Cortona.  Ripe fruit plus 16 months in (80% new) French oak gives this a wonderfully plump, round, texture and rich, dark, fruit.  "Very Merlot" on the nose and palate and "Italian" on the mouthwatering finish.

"The 2011 In Violas, Poliziano's Merlot-based red, is a plump, juicy wine to drink now and over the next few years. Succulent dark cherries, plums, spices, menthol and new leather are all nicely delineated. The 2011 is soft, open-knit and quite tasty today."  Vinous (Galloni) 90 points

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Ca Del Baio Barbaresco Cru Vallegrande 2011 Product #30148 (In Stock)
Ca Del Baio Barbaresco Cru Vallegrande 2011 Ca Del Baio Barbaresco Cru Vallegrande 2011

"Bright red cherries, pine, spice and mint are some of the notes that jump from the glass in the 2011 Barbaresco Vallegrande. Floral and lifted in the glass, the 2011 stands out for its nuance and delineation. In this vintage, the Vallegrande retains its essentially perfumed, mid-weight personality."  Vinous (Galloni) 91 points

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