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Montaribaldi Barbaresco Palazzina 2008 Product #28806 (In Stock)
Montaribaldi Barbaresco Palazzina 2008 Montaribaldi Barbaresco Palazzina 2008

A traditional wine in overall shape but with a touch more fruit and "oompf" in the middle than often found in Barbaresco.  Luxurious and rich with masses of lovely tannins.  Decant for a few hours now or cellar for 5-8 years.

"Here’s a finely crafted and rich expression of Barbaresco with evident oak tones that are enhanced by mature berry fruit, cola and creamy vanilla. The wine shows very nice saturation, richness and persistency. It also has a sour note of astringency on the close at this young stage in its life."Wine Enthusiast 91 points

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Produttori Del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2009 Product #28279 (In Stock)
Produttori Del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2009 Produttori Del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2009

This 2009 Barbaresco is so delicious right now that it will be hard to wait until its full flowering in 5 years or so.  Good reason to grab more than a few bottles now!  A fantastic “normale” Barbaresco at a stellar price.

"Produttori del Barbaresco is like that long-lost friend who always picks up a lively conversation no matter how many years have passed since your last meeting. It’s the ultimate fallback wine: It’s never intimidating or awkward. It’s always a pleasure to drink. The 2009 Barbaresco shows personality and good cheer with a good dose of dried fruit and savory spice. There are some elements that make the wine seem more aged than it really is. Cured meat and old leather emerge. But then the wine suddenly surprises you with an entourage of Nebbiolo-based tones like dried mint and licorice that tell you it still has loads of life within. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022.”Wine Advocate 92 points

“Bright cherry, strawberry, floral, licorice and herbal aromas and flavors highlight this fragrant, elegant red, which is silky and pure, with fine ripe tannins for support. Shows excellent length, with an aftertaste of fruit, spice and mineral. Best from 2015 through 2028.”Wine Spectator 93 points

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Ransom Vermouth Dry Nv Product #27503 (In Stock)
Ransom Vermouth Dry Nv Ransom Vermouth Dry Nv

Oregon's Ransom brings us this unique Vermouth made with Pinot and a mix of other aromatic white varietals.  On the nose, it's got a little more ginger and vanilla character than most other dry Vermouths we've tried.  On the palate, that ginger kick continues, and it's got a tart, snappy finish that comes out even more when mixed with a little fizzy water.  A great addition to fall cocktails!

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Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz 2013 Product #28640 (In Stock)
Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz 2013 Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz 2013

Big, bad, Boxer is back!  As always, this is ultra-ripe Shiraz aged 11 months in American Oak (about 60% new).  Opaque purple with garnet highlights, the dark theme continues with aromas of blackberry, black raspberry, coffee and dark chocolate.  Generous and lush in the mouth with a big burst of fruit up front and oaky vanilla and spice in the back.  Give it a shake now to blow off the carbon dioxide and enjoy with grilled meat.

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Haden Fig Chardonnay Willamette Valley Juliette 2012 Product #29561 (In Stock)
Haden Fig Chardonnay Willamette Valley Juliette 2012 Haden Fig Chardonnay Willamette Valley Juliette 2012

Erin Nuccio made just 3.5 barrels of this elegant, Burgundy-style, Chardonnay in the great 2012 Oregon harvest and named it for his daughter, Juliette.  Barrel fermented and aged for 18 months on the lees (but with no stirring), it opens with complex aromas of green apple, toasted nuts, and a hint of butter.  Then, you'll find layered flavors of citrus, lemon curd, Granny Smith, and hazelnut.  Creamy textured but crisp and nutty on the vivid finish.  Give it a big swirl or even a short decant and watch it unfurl!

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Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Eola Cuvee 2013 Product #29569 (In Stock)
Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Eola Cuvee 2013 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Eola Cuvee 2013

Owner/winemaker at this legendary Willamette Valley estate since 2010, Erin Nuccio used all he learned from Evesham Wood founder Russ Ramey to create an elegant, delicious, 2013 cuvee from selected vineyards around the Eola Hills.  Like all Evesham Wood’s estate wines, it’s made naturally from organically farmed grapes harvested earlier than most – perfectly ripe but still bursting with juicy acid.

Like last year's 2012, this serves up complex aromas of blackberry, dark cherry, earthy mushroom, sweet spice, and forest floor.  On the palate, it's mouthfilling but very elegant in weight with layered flavors of blackberry, huckleberry, sweet cherry, and fresh earth.  The pure, generous, flavors roll across your tongue with fine grace and persistence and linger nicely over the bright acids and fine-grained tannins.

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Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne 2009 Product #28042 (In Stock)
Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne 2009 Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne 2009

An utterly compelling Barolo from 30-50 year old vines, aged 80% in classic large cask and 20% in small barrel (used) for polish and softness.  Blended from 5 top vineyards in Barolo, Verduno, Grinzane Cavour, La Morra and Novello, this outshines many much higher priced 2009 Barolo.  It will age easily for a decade+, but it's in the window right now with rich foods or truffles.

"Damilano's 2009 Barolo Lecinquevigne boasts serious depth and intensity. Dark cherry, plum, spices, mocha, menthol, tar and licorice meld together in a rich, powerful, intense entry-level wine. This is a fabulous effort for the year. The 2009 shows great intensity of color and fruit, with beautifully balanced, harmonious tannins. All in all, this is a terrific showing."  Antonio Galloni 91 points

"Moderately saturated medium red. Inviting aromas of strawberry, espresso, mocha, earth and mellow oak. Supple, lush and seamless, with spicy red berry flavors complicated by sexy truffley underbrush. Mellow and attractive Barolo with impressive sweetness of fruit and a fine dusting of tannins that will not get in the way of early enjoyment."International Wine Cellar 91 points

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Dom Michel Sarrazin Mercurey La Perriere 2012 Product #28815 (In Stock)
Dom Michel Sarrazin Mercurey La Perriere 2012 Dom Michel Sarrazin Mercurey La Perriere 2012

A winner of a red Burgundy that delivers the perfect blend of luscious Pinot Noir fruit, toasty oak, and authentic Burgundy earthy minerality.  The Sarrazin brothers grow this in the fine La Perrriere vineyard, just next to the 1er Cru Le Clos L'Eveque, prick it ripe, and give it a luxurious stay in 75% new French oak.  In 2012, it's wonderfully rich and concentrated, but never rough or rugged and has absorbed the wood beautifully. Aromas and flavors of sweet red cherry, red plum, and raspberry with accents of crushed violet and smoke. The fruit is nicely sweet and fresh - more than enough for any Willamette Valley Pinot drinker - but with a touch of Burgundy's own iron ore and warm stone minerality.  You'll love how the fruit gets more sweet and fresh with air without losing the focus of the firm finish. A classy but easy-to-drink Burgundy that shines at table or for a crowd.

"The 2012 Mercurey La Perriere Village displays perfumed red cherry and plum aromas. On the palate it has excellent depth of flavor and layered flavors with a firm tannic finish. This wine should provide drinking pleasure until 2019 or longer."  i-Wine Review 90+ points

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Veuve Clicquot Yellow Nv Brut 375ml Product #6203 (In Stock)
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Nv Brut 375ml Veuve Clicquot Yellow Nv Brut 375ml

Fresh lemony flavors together with dark berry grapes bring out great tasting champagne. It is a classic, dry and elegant style with medium body. In a half bottle, this is the perfect amount for a glass for two before dinner. Wine News 92 Pts

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Vina Sastre Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2009 Product #28764 (In Stock)
Vina Sastre Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2009 Vina Sastre Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2009

Rock solid, drinkable, Ribera.  You can age it a bit if you like, but no need to wait for pleasure.

"Opaque ruby. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes red and dark berry preserves, incense and cola, along with a sexy floral nuance and a touch of cracked pepper. Juicy, sweet and expansive, offering vibrant cherry and blackberry flavors and a velvety texture. Finishes with impressive clarity and lift, leaving a candied violet note behind."International Wine Cellar 92 points

"The Crianzas are raised in new American oak for around 14 months and Jesus explained that the grapes were cooled to 6 degrees Centigrade for the 2009 Vina Sastre Crianza. It offers a fragrant, floral bouquet of kirsch, loganberry and cranberry, with fine definition and well-integrated oak. There is a touch of chalk dust that emerges after a few moments in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine delineation, crisp acidity and a superb citric freshness on the finish: hints of orange peel and tangerine lingering on the aftertaste. This is an understated yet paradoxically flavorsome Crianza. Drink 2013-2019."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Lindes de Remelluri Rioja Vinedos de San Vicente 2010 Product #28765 (In Stock)
Lindes de Remelluri Rioja Vinedos de San Vicente 2010 Lindes de Remelluri Rioja Vinedos de San Vicente 2010

A modern style Rioja, ripe and lush, but with plenty of structure and good balance. A fine choice for top-end steak or rich roasts or stews.

"Heady aromas of boysenberry, cassis, fennel and pipe tobacco, with a sexy vanilla undertone. Lush, velvety and sweet in the mouth, with sexy flavors of black and blue fruit preserves, licorice and floral pastilles. A fleshy, powerful but shockingly energetic Rioja, with supple tannins framing a long, sweet finish."International Wine Cellar 92 points

"The 2010 Lindes de Remelluri Vinedos de San Vicente is a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano, Viura and Malvasia purchased from a number of vine growers from San Vicente de la Sonsierra. In the past these grapes were blended with the ones grown on the Remelluri estate vineyards. The 2010 is very aromatic, more fruit forward, with some grainy tannins, slightly more rustic than the one produced with grapes purchased in Labastida. The oak is perfectly folded into the nose and palate of the wine, which remains very fresh and approachable. 60,000 bottles were produced. Drink 2015-2020."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Ch Beaucastel Coudoulet De Beaucastel Rouge 2012 Product #28808 (In Stock)
Ch Beaucastel Coudoulet De Beaucastel Rouge 2012 Ch Beaucastel Coudoulet De Beaucastel Rouge 2012

From the historic Coudoulet vineyard just across the A7 Autoroute from Chateau Beaucastel’s famous Chateauneuf du Pape vineyard, this “Baby Beaucastel” delivers plenty of Chateauneuf “Pop!” at a great, Cotes du Rhone, price. Delicious now, but built to gain complexity and layers of depth over the next 6-10 years in cellar.

"Youthful purple. Spicy, highly perfumed dark berry and Indian spice scents show very good clarity and pick up a smoky nuance with air. Densely packed but lithe too, with juicy black and blue fruit flavors and a touch of lavender adding lift. Dusty tannins shape the finish, which clings with impressive tenacity and subtle spiciness. According to Marc Perrin, the vines that provide the fruit for this wine are now over 80 years old."International Wine Cellar 90-92 points

"Starting the reds, the 2012 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet de Beaucastel looks to be an outstanding example of this cuvee. Showing plenty of black cherry, mineral, cracked pepper and underbrush, it is medium-bodied, possesses great acidity, and gains in both richness and depth in the glass. While most Cotes du Rhones drink best in their first 4-5 years of life, this cuvee can age well past a decade. Drink now-2022.

Covering a full 175 acres in Chateauneuf du Pape, with significant holdings throughout the Southern Rhone (mostly vinified at and released under their Famille Perrin brand), Chateau De Beaucastel is a benchmark estate that excels at all price points. Looking at the wines reviewed here, 2011 is surprisingly strong (especially for the Chateauneufs) and with their perfumed aromatics and supple textures, they show a lot of similarities to the 2009s. The 2012s as a whole show more freshness and purity, with good concentration, and should require more bottle age to come around. Both vintages are worth seeking out. Looking at the 2011s across the board, all of which were in bottle, it appears to be a strong vintage here. While the vintage suffered due to uneven ripening in the Grenache, it was actually a solid vintage for Mourvedre and this shows, particularly in the Chateauneufs."Wine Advocate 90-92 points

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Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Les Grands Chaillots 2011 Product #28184 (In Stock)
Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Les Grands Chaillots 2011 Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Les Grands Chaillots 2011

Try this powerful, impressive, Bourgogne rouge from vineyards immediately in front of the soon-to-be Grand Cru of St. Georges in Nuits.  Organically farmed and made with the same care and attention Thibault lavishes on his 1er and Grand Crus, it needs air or a few years to really show.  Then it's dark and rich with dusky fruit, velvety tannins, and focused minerality and acids.  Rare to find this kind of richness, energy, and length all together in Bourgogne.  But, Thibault is emerging as one of the two or three truly great winemakers in Nuits St. George (as well as Moulin-a-Vent!) and that talent shines through here.

"There is lovely energy and detail to the very supple and saline-infused flavors that possess a touch of rusticity on the agreeably dry and clean finish."Allen Meadows 85-87 points

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Billo Desnivell Priorat Negre 2010 Product #28441 (In Stock)
Billo Desnivell Priorat Negre 2010 Billo Desnivell Priorat Negre 2010

An outstanding example of what happens when a talented young winemaker - Blai Ferré i Just – works fruit from old vines – 80+ year-old Garnacha Peluda – in a fine vintage like 2010.  First, the utterly compelling aromas:  savory soy and herb-rubbed roasted meat notes intermingle with scents of crushed black raspberry, black plum, spice, vanilla, and warm stones.  In the mouth, there’s an exciting interplay between the wine’s size and power vs. it’s silky texture and almost Pinot-like purity and poise.  The perfectly ripe “Hairy Grenache” and minerally Carignan (20%) combine to deliver a uniquely Priorat flavor profile of inky blackberry, boysenberry, lavender, soy, and roasted meats with a lovely note of sweet spice and crushed slate minerality.   The dusty mineral that peaked out of the aromas and flavors comes to the fore with a bang on the finish where crushed hot slate and firm, precise, tannin complement black raspberry, ink, and spice flavors that sail on and on and on.  A glorious, perfectly poised, Priorat to drink now with air and roasted meats or to cellar for 10-15 years.  This is the real deal, folks – don’t miss it!

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Jules Desjourneys L'interdit (Fleurie 2008) Product #28515 (In Stock)
Jules Desjourneys L'interdit (Fleurie 2008) Jules Desjourneys L'interdit (Fleurie 2008)

Denied the AOC for a touch too much VA, this wine sizzles and sparks as the tangy flavors run across your palate.

“The wine that will be known as 2008 Desjourneys is none other than Duperray’s 2008 Fleurie – combining Chapelle des Bois and Les Moriers – that was refused appellation and so is officially, merely, “vin de France.” Believe me, this is “vin de France” in the same sense that Debussy signed many of his late masterpieces “musicien francais.” The high-toned floral, herbal, and fruit distillate esters that memorably marked the Chapelle des Bois from cask as well as the black tea-tinged and more bittersweetly herbal and concentrated dark berries of the original Les Moriers, have been preserved in this marriage. This finishes with mouthwatering salinity and a tenacious, almost Gewurztraminer-like meld of brown spices concentrated floral and herbal essences. I would anticipate it being worth following for half a dozen years, but on no account should it be missed earlier-on.” Wine Advocate 93 points

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Bodegas Luis Canas Rioja Gran Reserva 2007 Product #28588 (In Stock)
Bodegas Luis Canas Rioja Gran Reserva 2007 Bodegas Luis Canas Rioja Gran Reserva 2007

A very “Gran” Gran Reserva indeed, this is proof that Rioja’s traditional long oak aging of its top reds doesn’t need to deliver thin, wan, overoaked wines that you kind of wish had been bottled years earlier. As Wine Advocate said in reviewing the 95 point 2004 edition, “It has an irresistible bouquet that is so pure and sensual you do not know whether to drink it or stroke it.”  Aromas of raspberry, redcurrant, and black cherry take center stage with just the right accent of spice, chocolate and tobacco.  The palate is wonderfully pure and focused with more red fruit, licorice, chocolate and spice flavors that coat your palate.  The fruit turns fresh and bright – tangy raspberry, pomegranate and cranberry – on the finish where fine-grained, mellow, tannins provide support.  Focused, firm, and long, this is already delicious and will sing with anything from rich grilled fish to steak or lamb now and will grow in cellar for another 10+ years.  Fantastic stuff.

"(95% tempranillo and 5% graciano; from vines that are reportedly all over 50 years old): Deep ruby. Heady aromas of mulberry, raspberry, vanilla and exotic spices, with a peppery nuance adding lift. Supple, sweet and focused, offering sappy red and dark berry flavors and suggestions of licorice and mocha. Closes sweet and long, with no obvious tannins and an echo of dark berries."International Wine Cellar 92 points

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En Numeros Vermells Priorat AiAiAi 2013 Product #28988 (In Stock)
En Numeros Vermells Priorat AiAiAi 2013 En Numeros Vermells Priorat AiAiAi 2013

“AiAiAi” is the kind of thing you say with a smile when something surprising happens, and tasting a young Priorat this plump, accessible, satisfying and delicious at prices like these is certainly worth an exclamation and a smile!  Silvia Puig’s newest wine from the ENV project is wonderfully fun, but anything but simple.  It’s a blend of Garnacha (about half), Carignan (about 40%) and dashes of Syrah and Merlot aged in barrel and tank.  And, from first sniff and sip through shaking the last drops from the bottle, it’s pure joy.

The aromas are festive, with dark blue/black fruit – blueberry, blackberry, raspberry – accented by notes of wet slate, crushed mint and cocoa.  The flavors lay down more of the dark but fresh berry fruit and mint flavors with layers and layers of cocoa, fresh earth, and licorice accents. Pop and pour if you like it  more creamy, decant if you want more layers, or just leave the recorked bottle on the counter overnight (as I did!) to get maximum fruit and spice.  A great, warming, bottle of festive red to drink now with Holiday feasts or anytime over the next 5 years.  AiAiAi indeed!

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Dom Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Montmains 2013 Product #29451 (In Stock)
Dom Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Montmains 2013 Dom Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Montmains 2013

From the same hill as Forets, Montmain is always a classically styled Chablis that blends intensity with generosity and depth.

"The 2013 Chablis Montmains is bright, focused and nicely articulated in the glass. Lemon peel, almonds, spices and white flowers race across the palate in a tense, vibrant Chablis loaded with pure class and energy."  Antonio Galloni 89-91 points

"An expressive and airy nose displays notes of mineral reduction, pear, iodine and quinine. A highly seductive mouth feel contributes significantly to the overall appeal of the utterly delicious flavors that possess reasonably good lift and detail on the saline and attractively intense finish. If this can develop more depth in bottle it should merit the upper end of my predicted range."Allen Meadows 88-91 points

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Dom Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2013 Product #29452 (In Stock)
Dom Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2013 Dom Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2013

Some of the most chalky soils in Chablis here, and you’ll taste the chalk and limestone in the wine.  Forets has more power, but Vaillons delivers fantastic tension and purity.

"The 2013 Chablis Vaillons is bright, punchy and expressive. White flowers, green pear and lemon oil jump from the glass as this expressive, wonderfully nuanced wine shows off its class and personality. The hugely appealing finish is all about direction, energy and focus."  Antonio Galloni 91-93 points

"There is good freshness to the floral, pear and apple aromas that exhibit a top note of mineral reduction. The medium weight flavors possess that wonderful element of inner mouth perfume along with subtle minerality before terminating in a detailed and lingering finish."Allen Meadows 89-91 points

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Kesselstatt Riesling Kabinett Scharzhofberger 2011 Product #27125 (In Stock)
Kesselstatt Riesling Kabinett Scharzhofberger 2011 Kesselstatt Riesling Kabinett Scharzhofberger 2011

Another gorgeous Riesling from a classic Mosel-Saar-Ruwer site, this snappy, fresh, wine has all the cut and drive you'd hope for in a top off-dry Riesling.

"A powerful white, featuring plenty of minerality and concentrated savory notes to the green apple, nectarine and spice flavors. Slate and smoke fill the rich, zesty finish. Drink now through 2026."Wine Spectator 92 points

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