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Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Rouge 2015 Product #31344 (In Stock)
Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Rouge 2015 Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Rouge 2015

We’ve been fans of this small (for Bordeaux) family estate for years but the 2015 steps up the quality to an entirely new level! It’s a blend of un-oaked Merlot (70%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (30%) from the sand, clay and limestone soils of Bordeaux’s Entre Deux Mers region – part of the “Right Bank” that excelled in the outstanding 2015 vintage.

You'll find it deliciously fresh and fun from the first pour and sip, but the real fun comes over the next few hours (or days), as the aromas and flavors get deeper and darker, with black currant, cedar, and dark chocolate holding center stage and classic Bordeaux notes of cedar, tobacco and crushed herb emerging on top.  The texture stays wonderful throughout - mouthfilling and dense enough to demand attention but never heavy or thick or plodding.  And the finish just keeps getting better and better, smooth and long with lingering flavors of fruit, cedar, chocolate and spice.  Hard to resist right this second, but do yourself a favor and lay some down and then pull a bottle out for a special dinner up to 10 years from now.  No one will ever believe what you paid!

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Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superieur 2011 375ml Product #29814 (In Stock)
Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superieur 2011 375ml Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superieur 2011 375ml

Half Bottles!  Perfect for an evening sip. 

"A winner from the Milhade family, Chateau Recougne has a reputation for lasting 20-30 years in the bottle in many vintages. I do not think the 2011 has that much staying power, but it over-delivers in body, richness, density and length. It is a shockingly good effort displaying a dark ruby color as well as abundant notes of earth, licorice and black currants, surprising body, richness and depth. A major sleeper of the vintage, it should drink well for 7-8 years."Wine Advocate 88 points

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Peirano Estate The Other Red Lodi 2013 Product #31083 (In Stock)
Peirano Estate The Other Red Lodi 2013 Peirano Estate The Other Red Lodi 2013

Not quite sure about the label, but there's definitely some sex-appeal to this big, rich, red.  A blend of Cabernet  Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah from California's Lodi region, this pumps out big aromas and flavors of black cherry, red plum, blackcurrant and more with subtle accents of herb and oak spice.  Creamy and mouthfilling for sure, but not heavy (just 13.7% abv) and finishing juicy and fresh with a notes of pomegranate, cherry, vanilla and spice lingering.  Fun stuff!

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Ch Damase Bordeaux Superieur 2011 Product #31350 (In Stock)
Ch Damase Bordeaux Superieur 2011 Ch Damase Bordeaux Superieur 2011

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.  A richly fruit-filled Bordeaux - cherry, cassis, plum - with sophisticated accents of smoke, cedar, and herb.  Almost California fruit levels with sweet spice, but plenty of Bordeaux class at the end.

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Dom De Chevalier Rose De Chevalier 2015 Product #31178 (In Stock)
Dom De Chevalier Rose De Chevalier 2015 Dom De Chevalier Rose De Chevalier 2015

From Bordeaux's famous Dom de Chevalier, this is bled off the vats destined for the main red and bottled fresh and fun.  Big aromas of fresh flowers, ripe red berries and spice lead to a crisp mouthful of crushed cherry and sweet raspberry with a dash of crushed herb.  The flavors really last on the supple finish with a bit of bitter cherry pit adding complexity.  Fantastic with salmon!

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Ch Desclau Bordeaux Superieur 2010 Product #30457 (In Stock)
Ch Desclau Bordeaux Superieur 2010 Ch Desclau Bordeaux Superieur 2010

Someday, all the little Bordeaux from the great 2010 harvest will be gone, but until then, the values remain superb.  Here's another, based on 40% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cab Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.  The Verdot really shows her in notes of candied violet and rich chocolate while the Cabernets add cedar, tobacco, currant, and dark cherry notes.  Finishes firm with spice, cedar and currant lingering.  Delicious right now and will improve for another 5 years or so.

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Clos Des Lunes Lune Blanche Bordeaux Blanc 2014 Product #30744 (In Stock)
Clos Des Lunes Lune Blanche Bordeaux Blanc 2014 Clos Des Lunes Lune Blanche Bordeaux Blanc 2014

No oak but plenty of class in this sizzling white Bordeaux value.  Plenty of lime, mint, stone, lemon zest and more on the nose and palate and a fine, crisp, clean, finish. A touch of ginger adds interest.

"Restrained, with modest peach and lemon curd notes, laced with a hint of thyme. The fresh finish features a light twinge of lemon zest. Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc."Wine Spectator 89-91 points

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Petit Guiraud Sauternes 2013 (375ml) Product #31486 (In Stock)
Petit Guiraud Sauternes 2013 (375ml) Petit Guiraud Sauternes 2013 (375ml)

The second wine from Ch Guiraud, this plays on the contrast between botrytis-tinged sweetness and clean Sauvignon Blanc fruit and acids. Rock solid Sauternes aromas and flavors of apricot, toasted almond, white peach, and honey, a creamy texture, and refreshing ginger and lemon notes on the finish.  For lighter desserts or even with savory caper/lemon sauce!

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Ch La Caze Bellevue Saint Emilion 2012 Product #30623 (In Stock)
Ch La Caze Bellevue Saint Emilion 2012 Ch La Caze Bellevue Saint Emilion 2012

An outstanding St. Emilion that's dead classic in every way other than price.  From 30 year-old vines of Merlot (80%) and Cabernet Franc and aged in all neutral oak, this opens with generous scents of currant, coffee, plum, blackberry, herb and tobacco.  In the mouth, utterly delicious and full of black fruit (berry, cherry, currant) served up with a handful of dark herb.  Plump in the middle and then focused and firm on the finish, you can drink this now with lamb or beef or wait 4-8 years if you'd rather.

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Ch Larose Perganson Haut Medoc 2009 Product #30194 (In Stock)
Ch Larose Perganson Haut Medoc 2009 Ch Larose Perganson Haut Medoc 2009

A rare 2009 Bordeaux that delighted both America’s Robert Parker and Britan’s Jancis Robinson on release and has just gotten better since.  It's from 35 year-old vines growing on classic Bordeaux gravel soils just outside Pauillac and St. Julien, aged in tank (15%) and oak (85%) including about 50% new French oak.  The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon (for structure and power), 45% Merlot (for body and fruit) and 5% Petit Verdot (color, perfume), all from sustainably farmed 35 year-old vines.  Both British critic Jancis Robinson (17/20 points) and American Robert Parker (90 points, Sleeper of the Vintage") loved it on release, but it's even better now - as you'll see from James Suckling's just released review. A rich, satisfying, Bordeaux to drink right now with beef and lamb or hold through 2024.

"This is the posh sister to Larose-Trintaudon from vineyards in Arcins. Healthy crimson. Very sophisticated, swish perfume. Tastes as though an enormous amount of attention has been lavished on this wine. Top-quality oak for a start and really concentrated fruit. Lively and ripe. Great balance."  Jancis Robinson 17/20 points

“Complex aromas of blueberries, licorice and walnuts follow through to a full body, round and silky tannins and a fresh finish. Very fine indeed. Drink or hold.”  James Suckling 92 points (October, 2015)

"A sleeper of the vintage and impressive is their cuvee called Larose Perganson, which in 2009 is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot. It has the silkiness of its sibling, but is fuller-bodied, with more layers of fruit and glycerin and a heady finish (14.3% alcohol). It is opulent and pure, with loads of cassis, black raspberry and licorice notes backed up with some subtle oak. Drink it over the next decade."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Jonata The Paring Red 2012 Product #30408 (In Stock)
Jonata The Paring Red 2012 Jonata The Paring Red 2012

An intense blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (53%), Merlot (24%) plus Cab Franc and Petit Verdot, all aged in barrel for 22 months. It's rich and creamy with loads of chocolate and cassis and a soft, supple, finish.

"The 2012 Red Wine is superb. Supple, radiant and expressive, the 2012 graces the palate with exquisite dark fruit, mocha, plums, spices, raspberry jam and dark spices. Readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off this supremely delicious Cabernet Sauvignon-based red. The 2012 Red Wine is easily one of the very best values readers will find in California."  Vinous (Galloni) 92 points

"Made by the team at Jonata, these wines are basically declassified lots that didn't make the cut for the top Jonata releases. These 2012s are a step up from past vintages and are crazy values. Don't miss a chance to grab some of these! The smokin' good 2012 Red Wine sports an inky purple color to go with full-boded, pure and layered aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, lead pencil shavings, blackberries and graphite. Gorgeously pure, concentrated and structured, with the classic Jonata tannic grip, it's made with a slightly gentler extraction to be more approachable, but it will still have a decade or more of longevity. Aged in 45% new French oak, don't miss it!"Wine Advocate 91 points

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Trefethen Double T Red 2013 Product #31386 (In Stock)
Trefethen Double T Red 2013 Trefethen Double T Red 2013

Essentially this famous Napa estate's second wine blending Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet and Petit Verdot with a just right oaky roundness. Rich and plush in 2013 with plum, black cherry, and blackberry fruit aromas and flavors accented by notes of bitter chocolate and spice.  Firm and dry on the fruit-and-spice finish, it's perfectly balanced from front to back. A very fine Napa Bordeaux indeed!

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The Dude Napa Proprietary Red 2014 Product #31334 (In Stock)
The Dude Napa Proprietary Red 2014 The Dude Napa Proprietary Red 2014

This is an unknown wine with a fantastic pedigree.  Winemaker Neil Koch learned red wine making from Philippe Melka at Seavy, Vineyard 29 and Bryant family before making Cabernet and Chardonnay at Lewis Cellars.  Today, he’s a wine broker in Napa, which gives him plenty of insight into the best places in the Valley to get outstanding (if under-priced) grapes.  His 2014 The Dude blends Cabernet Sauvignon (38%), Merlot (28%), Cabernet Franc (27%) and Petite Verdot (7%) from vineyards in Calistoga, Rutherford, Carneros and Oak Knoll.  The northern sites give power and flesh; the cooler, southern, vineyards add brightness, freshness, and keep the alcohol at a very palatable 14.1%.

Opens beautifully with 30 minutes of air. Rich, dark aromas of black and red currant, blackberry, chocolate, cedar, herb and spice burst from the glass.  Take a sip and you’ll love how it pumps out dark fruit, bitter-sweet chocolate, crushed herb, and baking spice flavors that completely fill your mouth.  There’s plenty of luxury here, but also a fine freshness and vigor as the flavors drive on through the finish before expanding with a pop of late arriving flavors.  Just 1,200 cases made. Smooth, rich, flavorful, and delicious now – 2024.

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Marquis De Calon St Estephe 2012 Product #30553 (In Stock)
Marquis De Calon St Estephe 2012 Marquis De Calon St Estephe 2012

Another great "second wine" value here, this time from 3rd Growth Saint-Estephe estate Calon Segur. From Calon Segur's famous walled vineyard, this is 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot plus Cab Franc and Petit Verdot aged 17 months in 30% new oak. Rich and fleshy with tannins that want decanting or a few years.

"A spicy, meaty red with berry character and hints of mahogany. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a juicy finish. Outstanding second wine for the vintage."  James Suckling 90 points

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Ch Paloumey Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2010 Product #31225 (In Stock)
Ch Paloumey Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2010 Ch Paloumey Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2010

Dense and powerful but opening nicely.

"Dark, grippy and very tarry, with lots of pebbly tannins driving underneath the layers of boysenberry, steeped fig and blackberry fruit. Ample baker's chocolate and dark tobacco fill in the remaining space. This will need a little cellaring to round into form, but remains a very solid, muscular version. Best from 2015 through 2022."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Confidences de Prieure-Lichine Margaux 2010 Product #30918 (In Stock)
Confidences de Prieure-Lichine Margaux 2010 Confidences de Prieure-Lichine Margaux 2010

The second wine of Prieure-Lichine is a stunning value in drink right now Margaux. A 40/60% Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend from the estate's younger vines with 14 months in second and third use French oak.

"Layered, with plush flavors of plum, blackberry and black currant preserves offset by firmer charcoal, black tea leaf and warm stone notes. Approachable now but should mellow with mid-term cellaring. Drink now through 2020."Wine Spectator 90 points

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L'esprit De Chevalier Blanc 2012 Product #31040 (In Stock)
L'esprit De Chevalier Blanc 2012 L'esprit De Chevalier Blanc 2012

Dom de Chevalier's second wine is a beauty in the warm 2012 vintage.  A 50/50 blend of Semillon and Sauvignon aged in barrel for 15 months.  A lot going on here, with rich fruit, smoky depth, and a long, vigorous, finish.

"This youthful version offers a creamy feel, with straw, pineapple and peach notes leading to a long, melon-fueled finish. Picks up just enough bitter citrus notes along the way to keep this defined and fresh."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Calluna Vineyards CVC Chalk Hill 2012 Product #30682 (In Stock)
Calluna Vineyards CVC Chalk Hill 2012 Calluna Vineyards CVC Chalk Hill 2012

Classic Chalk Hill texture and depth here, from first sip through an hour in decanter or years in cellar.  A magnificent value.

"David Jeffrey’s estate, in the hills east of the Russian River Valley, tends to give a cool, taut expression of the Bordelaise grapes, thanks to maritime influence and the vineyard’s sandstone and shale-based soils. This merlot-based blend includes cabernet sauvignon, franc, petit verdot and malbec; in 2012, the wine’s flavors are vigorous and cohesive, with hints of black plum and mint, though the overall impression is primarily mineral, the refreshing glints of fruit completely tied to the structure. It evolves slowly over several days of air, barely loosening, suggesting that it will reward a long stay in the cellar."Wine & Spirits 95 points

"The 2012 Calluna Vineyards Cuvée is a blend of 36% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc and the rest equal parts Petit Verdot and Malbec. More chocolate and mocha appear in this wine, which has a similar color to its predecessors. With a nice, fleshy, opulent mouthfeel, impressive purity, texture and length, the wine seems showy and expressive already and promises to age nicely for 10-15 more years."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Ch Brown Pessac-Leognan 2012 Product #30920 (In Stock)
Ch Brown Pessac-Leognan 2012 Ch Brown Pessac-Leognan 2012

A big, rich, Bordeaux with density from Merlot (50%) and cut from Cabernet Sauvignon.  Supple and tempting now - 2032.

"A big, broad-shouldered wine, the 2012 Brown hits the palate with serious intensity and slightly rough contours that are going to need time to settle down. The high presence of Merlot (70%) and pushed, ripe style add to the wine's considerable personality. A rush of black cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco, licorice and incense leaves a positive last impression."  Vinous (Tanzer) 90 points

"Nicely packed, with energetic flavors of blackberry cobbler, blueberry paste and boysenberry coulis, carried by a brambly structure and pushed by anise and ganache accents on the finish. Shows solid grip and should do well with cellaring. This has added some weight since the barrel tasting."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Ch Lilian Ladouys Saint Estephe 2010 Product #31181 (In Stock)
Ch Lilian Ladouys Saint Estephe 2010 Ch Lilian Ladouys Saint Estephe 2010

Plenty of St. Estephe's classic power and chew here with a dry, savory, finish.  Try with lamb and hold some, too.

"Fabulous aromas of currants, sweet tobacco and orange peel. Full body, super-refined tannins and a finish that is wonderful. Complex and delicious with savory notes. Orange peel, chocolate and hazelnut. 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot. Drink or hold."  James Suckling 92 points

"Obviously wood-aged, with a smoky toast flavor, this is a wine that shows the power of Saint-Estèphe tannins in full force. At the same time, there is a blackberry character that adds richness and juiciness, which cuts through the dry core."Wine Enthusiast 94 points

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