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Fowles Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Chardonnay 2011 Product #29206 (In Stock)
Fowles Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Chardonnay 2011 Fowles Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Chardonnay 2011

If you like old-school Napa Chard - big, rich, gently oaky - then this delicious, fruit-filled, wine is for you.  Even if you don't shoot your own lunch.

"Smoky, pungent aromas of tangerine, poached pear, melon and buttered toast. Rich and broad but lively, with good lift to its orchard and citrus fruit flavors. Notes of vanilla and anise come up with air and carry through a long, sappy and emphatically spicy finish."International Wine Cellar 90 points

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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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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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Tenuta di Valgiano Palistorti Rosso 2011 Product #29058 (In Stock)
Tenuta di Valgiano Palistorti Rosso 2011 Tenuta di Valgiano Palistorti Rosso 2011

A blend of biodynamically grown Sangiovese and 15% each Merlot and Syrah from pebble and sandstone laced vineyards overlooking the walled Tuscan city of Luca.  I can’t quite decide if this is more like a 3-4 year-old Brunello or a really nice vintage of Antinori’s Tignanello super-Tuscan.  From the nose to the rich, powerful, palate this explodes with pure black cherry, fruit blossom, spice, and expensive leather aromas and flavors.  The very deep flavors get support from fine-grained, ripe, tannins as hints of crushed herb, licorice, and expensive balsamic weave in and out of the long, long, finish.  Distinctive, delicious, and very nicely priced.

"The 2011 Palistorti di Valgiano is fabulous. A bevy of expressive red fruit, flowers, spices and mint hit the palate in this expressive, exuberant wine. Readers who want to learn about Valgiano can start here. This is a gorgeous entry-level offering."  Antonio Galloni 92 points

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Chappellet Chardonnay Napa Valley 2013 Product #29476 (In Stock)
Chappellet Chardonnay Napa Valley 2013 Chappellet Chardonnay Napa Valley 2013

Chappellet has been turning out benchmark Cabernet Sauvignon from its vineyards high on Prichard Hill for 40 years now, but it's their Napa Valley Chardonnay that's won the most fans here over the years.  The 2013 is made by blending fruit from cool vineyards near San Pablo Bay, the Napa side of Carneros, and a little from Oak Knoll just above Carneros.  It's barrel fermented and aged on the lees for creamy richness, but only one-third sees new wood and a bit more than half goes through malolactic fermentation (so the wine stays crisp and fresh).

California's 2013 harvest is shaping up to be an outstanding vintage, and Chardonnay's like this one show you why. The aromas are concentrated and generous, with scents of orange zest, pear, apple, lemon drop and pretty accents of baking spice and vanilla from the oak.  In the mouth, it delivers a lush mouthfull of peach and apple fruit with a good dose of lemon custard, creme fraiche, and sweet spice.  The finish is clean, bright, and focused with nice apple-like acidity and notes of toast and ginger lingering nicely.  This will actually flesh out and get even better over the next few years, although there's certainly no reason to not enjoy it right now!  Steal of a price, too.

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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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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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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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Feudi Del Pisciotto Versace Nero D' Avola 2012 Product #29710 (In Stock)
Feudi Del Pisciotto Versace Nero D' Avola 2012 Feudi Del Pisciotto Versace Nero D' Avola 2012

A super-ripe, extracted, and lavishly oaked take on Nero d'Avola with a label created by fashion house Versace.  Despite that, hangs together nicely.  For steak.

"A suave and expressive red, with a silky mouthfeel and bright acidity framing the juicy black cherry and ripe raspberry fruit. Enticing accents of oak spice linger on the mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2024."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Stags' Leap Winery Merlot Napa 2012 Product #29612 (In Stock)
Stags' Leap Winery Merlot Napa 2012 Stags' Leap Winery Merlot Napa 2012

One of America's top names in Napa Merlot has turned out a fine example in the big 2012 harvest.  It's about 90% Merlot with added richness from dollops of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah, all aged in French oak. Brimming with chocolate-covered blackberry and blackcurrant fruit and subtle oak spice, this medium-bodied, lush, red finishes fine and smooth.  A fine match for beef tenderloin!

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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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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 Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rose 2014 1.5l Product #29762 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rose 2014 1.5l Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rose 2014 1.5l

Even better in a bigger bottle! Lovely dark pink in color, the generous aromas feature bright cherry, passion fruit, and wild herb scents. The texture and shape of the wine in your mouth is fantastic, starting soft and silky, exploding into palate coating flavors, and then focusing down with laser-like precision and focus on the mouthwatering finish.  You’ll find plenty of wild strawberry, passion fruit, ripe citrus, fresh herb and just a touch of earthy Mourvedre flavors running through the wine with mouthwatering watermelon, berry, pink grapefruit and mineral notes on the long, juicy, finish.  A great solo sipper and even better with fresh salads, smoked salmon, or anything with plenty of savory herb and garlic.

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Orsolani Carema Le Tabbie 2009 Product #27924 (In Stock)
Orsolani Carema Le Tabbie 2009 Orsolani Carema Le Tabbie 2009

Ferrando and Carema’s co-op produce the bulk of the meager 10,000 cases of Carema each year, but Gian-Luigi Orsolani makes a tiny bit as well – making this the only other estate-grown/bottled Carema you’ll find.  The name “Le Tabbie” is local dialect for the “tables” or terraces perched on Carema’s mountainsides where Nebbiolo is grown.  Orsolani harvests these grapes in late October and gives them a traditional, long, fermentation and maceration before aging for 2 years in large oak barrels, 1 year in smaller barrels, and 1 last year in bottle.  All the wood is neutral – just letting the wine soften rather than imparting any oak flavor.

This 2009 Carema is more ripe and generous than the lovely 2008, lthough there’s still plenty of bright acidity and chewy tannins.  A beautiful perfume of roses, red fruits, cinnamon and licorice jumps out of the glass with a note of Barolo tar emerging with air.  In the mouth there’s plenty of cherry and strawberry fruit, but the wine is very pure and transparent with accents of rose petal, tar, truffle and mountain flowers.  Very perfumed on the long, elegant, finish, where there’s so much going on that you just have to take another sip.  Fantastic wine, even better value.

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Moshin Pinot Noir Molinari Vyd Sonoma 2009 Product #28098 (In Stock)
Moshin Pinot Noir Molinari Vyd Sonoma 2009 Moshin Pinot Noir Molinari Vyd Sonoma 2009

A really drinkable, balanced, and even fresh Sonoma County Pinot Noir that's labeled at a whopping 15.5% - but surely that must be wrong?  The texture reminds of Carneros, plush, rich, and nicely concentrated with no over ripeness or heat.  Loads of rich black and Bing cherry fruit are complemented by notes of spice and warm earth and just a touch of oak.  Finishes bright and refreshing (15.5%?  Really?) with lingering red fruit and spice.  A fun, food-friendly, bottle of California Pinot Noir.

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Guigal Saint Joseph Rouge 2011 Product #28850 (In Stock)
Guigal Saint Joseph Rouge 2011 Guigal Saint Joseph Rouge 2011

A classic St. Joseph with dark fruit, mineral, pepper, and pretty perfume.

"The 2011 Saint-Joseph, which comes all from the southern part of the appellation, is 100% Syrah that’s aged all in 2-year-old barrels. Classy all around, with notions of smoked blackberries, hung game, pepper and chocolate, it is complex and nuanced with a seamless, beautifully textured profile on the palate. Most likely an outstanding effort, it has loads of Northern Rhone character and should have a decade of longevity."Wine Advocate 89-91 points

"Features racy cut, with bergamot, pomegranate, damson plum and red currant fruit allied to white pepper and juniper notes that help stretch out the finish. The chalky spine is well-embedded, letting the fruit and spice accents shine. Drink now through 2020."Wine Spectator 91 points

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