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Los Ailos Syrah-Malbec 2013 Product #27960 (In Stock)
Los Ailos Syrah-Malbec 2013 Los Ailos Syrah-Malbec 2013

As much as we love Argentina's straight Malbec wines, they can get even better with the help of a blending partner.  In the Los Ailos, Syrah plays that role, taking what would have been a pleasant, juicy, red to a whole new level of richness and flavor.

The 2013 Los Ailos Syrah/Malbec opens with pretty aromas of ripe cherry and black plum.  Then, in the mouth, it's ripe and juicy with plenty of fresh black fruit, a little leather, and a nice touch of minerality.  It's balanced and fresh with a fine spread of ripe tannin on the back promising good things at table.  Very nice value.

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Gosford Reserve Shiraz South Eastern Australia 2013 Product #28207 (In Stock)
Gosford Reserve Shiraz South Eastern Australia 2013 Gosford Reserve Shiraz South Eastern Australia 2013

Back before Aussie Shiraz started to taste the same - thick, heavy, and laboring under a load of over-toasted oak - we used to find great value reds like this with ease.  Harder now, but still very much possible as one sip of the fresh, clean, and just 13.9% abv Gossford Shiraz shows.  This is all about ripe Shiraz fruit - black grape, black plum, blackberry, cherry and more - with great lift from juicy fruit acids.  The well-moderated oak treatment (6 months in French and American barrels) adds attractive spice and smoke notes and rounds off Syrah's rough edges without getting in the way of drinking fun.  "Fun" is really what this fantastic value red is all about.  And, at this price, you can share it with a crowd or just enjoy the fun anytime by itself or with everything from grilled beef to pizza.

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Morambro Creek Shiraz Padthaway 2012 Product #28938 (In Stock)
Morambro Creek Shiraz Padthaway 2012 Morambro Creek Shiraz Padthaway 2012

A deliciously ripe Shiraz that has the balance to shine with grilled beef or lamb or all by itself.

"Inky purple. Powerful blueberry, cassis, licorice and dark chocolate on the deeply perfumed nose. Broad and sweet on the palate, with potent dark fruit liqueur and floral pastille flavors accompanied by suggestions of olive paste and black pepper. Finishes with smooth tannins and very good length, leaving behind notes of blueberry, violet and smoke."International Wine Cellar 91 points

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Vincent Paris St Joseph Les Cotes 2012 Product #28630 (In Stock)
Vincent Paris St Joseph Les Cotes 2012 Vincent Paris St Joseph Les Cotes 2012

An outstanding, simply irresistible, example of elegant, pure, Northern Rhone Syrah to enjoy now and over the next 5+ years.  Compelling aromas of dark fruit, smoked stone, spice and cracked pepper with a touch of exotic flower.  The nicely intense flavors feature sweet and ripe berry - black cherry, crushed raspberry - with perfumy accents of licorice, soy and sweet vanilla.  The wine glides across your palate like a fine Burgundy or Oregon Pinot before the silky tannins come up and leave cracked pepper, warm stone, and more exotic floral flavors lingering behind. Perfectly ripe at 12.5% and wonderfully easy to drink despite its complexity and depth.

“Bright purple. Vibrant dark fruits on the nose, with hints of Asian spices and a floral element adding complexity. Deep and sweet but lively and precise as well, offering vibrant black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of licorice. Silky tannins build on the long, pliant finish, which leaves smoke and peppery spice notes behind.”International Wine Cellar 90-92 points

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Guigal Crozes Hermitage Rouge 2010 Product #28852 (In Stock)
Guigal Crozes Hermitage Rouge 2010 Guigal Crozes Hermitage Rouge 2010

Always an excellent value in traditionally-styled Northern Rhone Syrah, this really shines in the great 2010 vintage. Try it with lamb!

"Inky ruby. Lively red fruit, incense and floral qualities on the perfumed nose. Pliant black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors show good depth and energy, with a subtle violet pastille nuance emerging with air. Smoky Indian spices build on the long, focused finish, which is framed by gentle, slow-building tannins. Distinctly different than the denser, darker 2009 bottling of this wine, which I was able to retaste with Philippe. That wine has picked up a smoky, gamey quality over the last year, which adds complexity to its sappy dark fruit flavors; I've seen it being offered for around $20 lately, which makes it an outstanding value."International Wine Cellar 91 points

"A grippy, old-school style, with lots of licorice root and roasted alder weaving around steeped plum and macerated black currant fruit. The grippy but lively acidity is well-buried. Very solid. Drink now through 2016. 25,000 cases made."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Finca Sandoval Manchuela 2008 Product #27978 (In Stock)
Finca Sandoval Manchuela 2008 Finca Sandoval Manchuela 2008

When journalist Victor de la Serena decided it was time to make wine, rather than just write about it, he decided to do things right.  Working in the hot, dry, Spanish wine region of Manchuela, he purchased Syrah and Mourvedre cuttings from his favorite winery, the great Chateau Beaucastel in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and planted those along with a little of the region’s native Bobal.  High-density plantings and meticulous dropping of fruit gave him low yields and careful winemaking with just the right mix of oak delivered a wine with a little modern polish but lots of authentic gutsiness and heart.  The 2008 is ready to go now or anytime over the next 5-8 years.  Our best price ever on this bold, blockbuster, red.

"76% syrah, 13% mourvedre and 11% bobal, planted on chalky soil; aged in 85% French and 15% American oak that ranged from new to three years old. Bright purple. Spicy, highly fragrant nose features perfumed blackberry, violet and orange peel, with hints of smoke and black olive. Really showing the syrah now. Dense, sappy and chewy but surprisingly lithe; the intense red and dark berry and floral pastille flavors are at once taut and rich, thanks to zesty minerality. Finishes very suave and long, with fine-grained tannins and lingering spiciness.” International Wine Cellar 92 points

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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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Efeste Ceidleigh Syrah 2010 Product #26784 (In Stock)
Efeste Ceidleigh Syrah 2010 Efeste Ceidleigh Syrah 2010

Very limited.

"Deep bright ruby. Slightly porty aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, licorice and chocolate, lifted by a violet nuance. Seriously concentrated and chewy, with the high-toned porty character carrying through in the mouth. Large-scaled, solid and sweet, showing a lot of baby fat today. Finishes with huge but ripe tannins. Just this side of over the top."International Wine Cellar 90 points

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Shane Syrah Valenti Ranch Anderson Valley 2011 Product #28129 (In Stock)
Shane Syrah Valenti Ranch Anderson Valley 2011 Shane Syrah Valenti Ranch Anderson Valley 2011

This is the final vintage for Shane from this great Syrah vineyard, and he's going out with a bang.  As he says, this is a "Rhone tribute" wine, full of meaty, smoky, mineral complexity.  100% whole clusters, no new wood, 1000% delight.

"Aromas of blackberry, licorice pastille, bitter chocolate and violet, with a peppery topnote. Supple and deeply pitched but with good energy and floral lift to its dark berry and licorice flavors. Sweet and tactile syrah, with silky, building tannins and noteworthy persistence. Still a baby; I'd give this wine at least another three years of rest."International Wine Cellar 92 points

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Fowles Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Shiraz 2009 Product #28052 (In Stock)
Fowles Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Shiraz 2009 Fowles Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Shiraz 2009

It's been a while since we got this excited by Shiraz.  From Australia's coolest growing region, this delivers plenty of New World fruit in a sophisticated, food-friendly, frame.  Really, really, good.

"The 2008 Ladies who Shoot their Lunch Shiraz gives a very deep garnet garnet-purple color with pronounced aromas of blackberry, blueberry and licorice plus subtle notes of mocha, cinnamon and cardamom. Rich and full, this Shiraz is nicely balanced by crisp acid and a medium level of grainy tannins. Drink it now to 2018+."Wine Advocate 91 points

"This cool-climate Shiraz opens with a range of ripe dark berry and cherry flavors, shaded with smoky, minerally overtones that balance against pinpoint acidity and mingle nicely through the generous, focused finish."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Gaillard Cote Rotie 2012 Product #29013 (In Stock)
Gaillard Cote Rotie 2012 Gaillard Cote Rotie 2012

Proof that fine Cote Rotie does not have to be either huge or stern in order to be delicious.  Very Burgundian, elegant, and pure.

"Also solid, the classic 2012 Cote Rotie (which incorporated 10% Viognier) is made in a lighter, elegant style with perfumed rose petal, peat, violets, creme de cassis and smoke all emerging from the glass. Balanced, with a medium-bodied, nicely polished profile on the palate, it will be approachable early on and drink nicely for a decade. The wines all have a classic, fresh and focused feel, and certainly, those looking for big textures and loads of fruit should look elsewhere."Wine Advocate 89-91 points

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Guigal Cote Rotie Brune Et Blonde 2010 Product #28792 (In Stock)
Guigal Cote Rotie Brune Et Blonde 2010 Guigal Cote Rotie Brune Et Blonde 2010

A stunner that, as Wine Advocate says, "this medium-bodied, juicy, elegant and seamless Cote Rotie can be consumed anytime over the coming decade."

"The 2010 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde is a beauty that possesses a floral, fresh and perfumed personality. Giving up plenty of raspberry-styled fruit, toast, licorice and loads of rose petal and floral-like qualities, this medium-bodied, juicy, elegant and seamless Cote Rotie can be consumed anytime over the coming decade."Wine Advocate 93 points

"Shows energy and range, with mouthwatering, briary tannins carrying the core of blackberry and plum paste notes. Fruitcake, pastis and alder details fill in the background. The sneakily long finish presents heft and cut."Wine Spectator 94 points

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Shafer Syrah Relentless 2011 Product #28929 (In Stock)
Shafer Syrah Relentless 2011 Shafer Syrah Relentless 2011

Year after year, one of California's best.

"Shafer"s Relentless project has been a huge success since the debut. Blending Syrah and Petite Sirah, aging it for a long time in French oak, and not compromising on any element of the winemaking process has put them at the top of the Rhone Ranger sweepstakes. From a more challenging vintage, the 2011 Relentless exhibits a similar opaque blue/purple color as well as remarkable concentration and balance. With stunning perfume, purity, texture and full-bodied richness, the 2011 is slightly more evolved and softer than the 2010, but it offers much of the same character. This compelling effort is one of the superstars of the vintage in 2011."Wine Advocate 94-96 points

"This big red brims with dark, rich, chunky blackberry and wild berry fruit, with notes of black licorice that edge toward prune. Maintaining a fine balance for its size, this is extracted, with firm, chewy, peppery tannins. Syrah and Petite Sirah."Wine Spectator 94 points

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