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Terra Do Castelo Godello Ribeiro 2012 Product #27545 (In Stock)
Terra Do Castelo Godello Ribeiro 2012 Terra Do Castelo Godello Ribeiro 2012

Wines from this verdant corner of Northeastern Spain were shipped to England in the middle-ages, but the vineyards were virtually abandoned after phylloxera in the 1880s.  100 years later, Ribeiro began its resurgence, offering crisp, mineral-laced, wines from Albarino, Treixadura and, increasingly, Godello.  Like Ribeiro itself, the Godello grape was nearly extinct in the 1970s before growers rediscovered its ability to deliver ripe fruit, crisp acids, fine minerality, and a clear sense of place.

While the grape takes well to wood aging in warmer climates, our favorite examples are wines like this – crisp, clean, and super fresh whites made all in tank.  We love how Terra Do Castelo’s version delivers all of Godello’s and the region’s stony minerality with a big dose of ripe pineapple, tangerine, and lime zest fruit.  It’s a fantastic wine to keep on hand pairing with spring salads, shellfish, or even ham as well as for sipping by itself.  At these prices, it’s a wine to stock up on and enjoy this Spring, Summer, and Fall!

“This Godello is light, fruity and offers nice lime and apple aromas. It’s linear, minerally and has a true slate feel, then stony flavors of tangerine and ripe peach take over. A juicy, pure finish tops it off.”Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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Alvarez De Toledo Mencia Roble (Bierzo) 2009 Product #29108 (In Stock)
Alvarez De Toledo Mencia Roble (Bierzo) 2009 Alvarez De Toledo Mencia Roble (Bierzo) 2009

Mencia and Bierzo – the region of Spain on the border of verdant Galicia and harsh, dry, Castilla Y Leon – seem made for each other.  In fact, the Mencia grape probably originated here as a mutation of much older, now lost, vines.  And, the Alvarez de Toledo family has about 300 years experience with growing and making wine in Bierzo, so it’s not entirely surprising they got this one right.  This is the kind of nicely fruity, medium-bodied, red that’s fun to drink all by itself and easy to pair with pretty  much anything you put on your weeknight table.  It’s a fine quaffer, but there’s more than enough complexity here if you feel like paying attention.

"Balsamic, leather, and black fruits are the principal notes struck by this suave effort that over-delivers in a big way. Like its older sibling, it can be enjoyed now but will have more to say in 2-3 years."Wine Advocate 91 points

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La Bastarda Bianco Toscana 2013 Product #29363 (In Stock)
La Bastarda Bianco Toscana 2013 La Bastarda Bianco Toscana 2013

As the whimsical label suggests, there's no reason to take this fresh and fruit-filled Trebbiano (70%) and Chardonnay blend too seriously.  Big, juicy, white peach, apricot, and lemon fruit sings out here with more zesty peach fruit and a touch of bitter almond on the finish.  A fine sipper and even better companion for trout, scampi or white fish.

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Gatao Vinho Verde NV Product #17328 (In Stock)
Gatao Vinho Verde NV Gatao Vinho Verde NV

The Gatão is one of the most emblematic wines of the Vinhos Verdes Region. Young and fruity. Smooth, delicate, and fresh; a fun medium-dry wine meant to be enjoyed on the in the dog days of summer.

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Portada Winemakers Selection Tinto Douro 2011 Product #29373 (In Stock)
Portada Winemakers Selection Tinto Douro 2011 Portada Winemakers Selection Tinto Douro 2011

Number 8 on Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Best Buys of 2014!   The grape blend here is a good example of why folks find Portuguese wine intimidating:  Tinta Roriz, Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Caladoc, Castelão, Pinot Noir, and Touriga Nacional are in there somewhere!  The winemaking is pretty straight ahead, with fermentation in tank and just a little time in barrel and bottle before release.  But there’s a nice touch of complexity to the plump, juicy, aromas and flavors of blackberry, black raspberry, and tangy plum fruit and accents of crushed violets and lavender.  At just 12.5% abv, you can enjoy this solo with a chill or pair it everything from fried chicken to grilled tuna or burgers.

"A dark colored, dense wine that is rich and firmly structured. Aged in wood, it holds flavors of plum and berry fruits balanced with a fresh acidity. This is a wine for aging, its structure a powerful statement. Drink from 2014.”Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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De Angelis Falerio Doc Bianco 2013 Product #29003 (In Stock)
De Angelis Falerio Doc Bianco 2013 De Angelis Falerio Doc Bianco 2013

Best vintage yet for this fresh, fruit-filled, Italian white. The Falerio DOC sits at the southern end of Marche, on Italy's Adriatic coast just East of Umbria.  The relatively new DOC was created in 1975 to promote the region's two best white wine grapes-Passerina and Pecorino-while continuing to allow use of the ubiquitous Trebbiano. 

The aromas are like sniffing limes and peaches at the beach-plenty of green and orchard fruit aromas with a saline note of the sea in the background.  On the palate, there's loads of ripe, creamy peach and nectarine fruit with a spritz of key lime juice and seltzer followed by a chalky, salty, mineral-driven, finish.  There's a lot of creamy richness here that will please fans of unoaked Chardonnays, but the zesty acidity and mineral element make this super fresh and mouthwatering.  Brilliant with a garlicky scampi and seafood but pretty darn fun to just drink at a party or with friends over antipasti.  Staggering value.

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Bedouet Clos Des Grands Primos Muscadet Sevre Et Maine 2014 Product #29638 (In Stock)
Bedouet Clos Des Grands Primos Muscadet Sevre Et Maine  2014 Bedouet Clos Des Grands Primos Muscadet Sevre Et Maine  2014

Having converted his Clos des Grand Primos vineyard to certified organic farming, Michel Bedouet is delivering on Muscadet’s potential.  The vineyard is a rocky mess of granite, schist and gneiss - no fun to farm, but wonderful for Muscadet's Melon de Bourgogne grape.  The 2014 delivers all the saline minerality and chiseled cut you'd expect from fine Muscade, but also a generous roundness to the texture and a plenty of ripe apple and tangy lemon-lime fruit. You’ll taste the benefits of extended aging on the lees – spent yeast cells left after fermentation – in the wine’s wet stone and chalk minerality, but love how the fresh fruit holds center stage and pumps on through a long finish of lemon, apple, lime zest and fresh thyme.  Sure, it’s a great wine for shellfish, but you’ll love it with almost any summertime dish or simply all on its own.

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Portium Cava Brut Nature NV Product #29658 (In Stock)
Portium Cava Brut Nature NV Portium Cava Brut Nature NV

Cava is always good value, but you'll look long and hard to find any sub-$10 sparkling wine that's this good. It's a blend of traditional Cava varietals - Xarel-lo, Macabeu and Parellada - with 30% Chardonnay and fermented in bottle, just like Champagne.  It's rich, yeasty, showing off caramalized apricot flavors, fine bubbles, and finishing zesty and dry.  ** from the Washington Post, too!

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Paul D Rose of Zweigelt Blauberger 2014 Product #29854 (In Stock)
Paul D Rose of Zweigelt Blauberger 2014 Paul D Rose of Zweigelt Blauberger 2014

The hot pink package gives you a pretty good clue about young Paul Direder preferred style of rosé – subtle it ain’t.  Made from a direct press of juicy Zweigelt and the rarely seen blending grape Blauberger, the aromas of just crushed cranberry, ripe watermelon and tangy strawberry fruit jump from the glass.  The flavors are equally exuberant and a bit wild, with watermelon Jolly Rancher, strawberry puree, and tart pie cherry flavors careening across your palate on a slick bed of lemon/lime acidity.  Overtly fruity but dry, tingling, and mouthwatering, you could certainly slosh some of this into a plastic tumbler and slug it back poolside or after mowing the lawn with great satisfaction.  But, just try it on a picnic with deviled eggs, potato salad and cold fried chicken (or wurst if you’re feeling authentic), and you’ll wonder how such an oversized, 1.0 liter, bottle can get empty quite so fast.

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Bobal De Sanjuan Vinas Viejas 2012 Product #29655 (In Stock)
Bobal De Sanjuan Vinas Viejas 2012 Bobal De Sanjuan Vinas Viejas 2012

Big and rich with plenty of power and a nice floral note, too.

"This 100% Bobal (60 to 80-year-old vines), aged four months in concrete, represents a terrific buy. It possesses excellent delineation as well as lots of blueberry and sweet and sour cherry fruit intermixed with notions of chalk and strawberries. Medium-bodied and fruity with attractive texture as well as purity, it should drink well for several years."Wine Advocate 88 points

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Gateway Vinho Verde 2014 Product #29659 (In Stock)
Gateway Vinho Verde 2014 Gateway Vinho Verde 2014

A fine traditional Vinho Verde made from traditional grapes:  Trajadura, Loureiro, Arinto and Azal. You'll find a nice touch of froth to the texture and then lots of peach, lemon, and lime fruit that starts broad and rich and then melts away to leave salty mineral and citrus zest flavors lingering.  There's more length than you normally find in this cheerful, casual, summer sipper that's mouthwatering, yummy, and a very good value.

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Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro "K" Bianco 2013 Product #28474 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro

The gang at Alto Adige's Kelleri Kaltern winery just keep pumping out great value wines, but the new "K" series may be the best deals yet. It's a blend of wonderfully ripe Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc that explodes from the glass with aromas of citrus, apple, peach, green melon, and exotic spice.  In the mouth it's fresh and bright with flavors of crunchy green melon, white peach, papaya and more lemon/lime citrus.  Easy drinking, refreshing, wine that finishes with a nice little tangy kick and pulls you back for more.

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Fondo Antico I Versi Bianco 2014 Product #29582 (In Stock)
Fondo Antico I Versi Bianco 2014 Fondo Antico I Versi Bianco 2014

Equal parts Grecanico, Inzolia and Grillo from Sicily, this delivers the richness you'd expect from warm Sicily with plenty of citrusy acidity to keep things fresh.  Delivers loads of pineapple, peach, pear and apple fruit with a big squirt of lemony acids and a touch of seashell minerality.  The texture is creamy and round, with no hard edges, but the real story here is the juicy fresh fruit and zesty finish.  A fine alternative to both Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc!

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J. Mourat Fiefs Vendeens Collection Rose 2014 375ml Product #29741 (In Stock)
J. Mourat Fiefs Vendeens Collection Rose 2014 375ml J. Mourat Fiefs Vendeens Collection Rose 2014 375ml

Winemaker Jérémie Mourat shrunk his distinctive Fiefs Vendeens Collection Rosé bottle to half-size here, but it’s still 100% of the flavor (and perhaps even more fun!).  It’s a pretty pale pink in color and jam-packed with flavor. Redolent of ripe cherries, fresh strawberry, sweet watermelon, and just a touch of fresh herb, it starts off bright, spreads out to coat your palate, and finishes clean, fresh, and dry.  The half-bottle is perfect to start off an evening or enjoy at a picnic, and it even fits snugly into an insulated beer koozie (not that YOU’D ever drink straight from the bottle, but perhaps your friends have less restraint.)

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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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Palazzone Dubini Bianco 2013 Product #28739 (In Stock)
Palazzone Dubini Bianco 2013 Palazzone Dubini Bianco 2013

Here's a stunning value for anyone who loves Italian white wines - or just wants a juicy, crisp, and really tasting white wine at a great price.  The wine is made by Palazzone, the estate Steve Tanzer called, "“Unquestionably the number one small estate of Orvieto.”  Made from the younger vines that would otherwise goin into the estate's Orvieto, this is a beautiful, lively white from Umbria. Green apple, lime and watermelon flavours with a zesty mid palate. Great on its own, with salads or fish.

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Volpetti Cesanese 2013 Product #28784 (In Stock)
Volpetti Cesanese 2013 Volpetti Cesanese 2013

Even bigger, bolder, more fruit filled, and even more delicious than before (while still pretty garishly packaged).  From vineyards around Rome, the Volpetti packs a punch of lush dark damson plum and black cherry fruit with accents of earth and spice.  A short stay in old oak barrels softens the tannins and adds a hint of sweet balsamic.  Drink this a touch cool with pizza margherita, a bowl of pasta in red sauce, or even a big, juicy, burger and you'll be very, very, happy!

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Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2011 Product #29454 (In Stock)
Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2011 Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2011

Another fine vintage for this deep South Italian red that is always robust, but never cooked or heavy. 100% Negromaro done all in tank for freshness.

"Firm and savory, this opens with aromas of ripe berry, clove and graphite. On the palate, notes of clove and black pepper add depth to ripe Morello cherry and crushed raspberry flavors. Supple tannins offer support."Wine Enthusiast 89 points

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Gomariz Loureiro Vinho Verde 2014 Product #29790 (In Stock)
Gomariz Loureiro Vinho Verde 2014 Gomariz Loureiro Vinho Verde 2014

They caught the essence of summer in this terrific Vinho Verde!  Wonderfully aromatic with scents of passionfruit, honeysuckle, lime zest and selzer. Then bright, fresh, and clean on the pallate with peach, passionfruit, ginger and exotic floral flavors lifted by bright acids, salty mineral, and just a hint of prckle of gas. A touch of cracked pepper and gingery spice add interest and make your mouth water right on through an unusually long and satisfying finish for Vinho Verde.  A delicoius, light (11%), summer white from the Loureiro grape that's perfectly built to take a bit of the sizzle out of hot summer days.

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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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