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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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Paxton Shiraz McLaren Vale 2012 Product #29228 (In Stock)
Paxton Shiraz McLaren Vale 2012 Paxton Shiraz McLaren Vale 2012

Organic Grapes  Just a tad cooler than Barossa, McLaren Vale gives Shiraz with plenty of ripe fruit lifted by a refreshing dose of bright acidity.  A fine example

"Fresh and vibrant, this full-bodied style offers juicy currant and blackberry flavors at the center, floating through the harmonious finish. Drink now through 2020."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Firriato Altavilla Della Corte Syrah 2012 Product #29059 (In Stock)
Firriato Altavilla Della Corte Syrah 2012 Firriato Altavilla Della Corte Syrah 2012

Sicily's Firriato used to blend this Syrah into their Cabernet Sauvignon, but the wines were just too good on their own to mix up that way any longer!  This 100% Syrah has a definite "New World" bent, with lush blackberry and blueberry fruit and accents of leather and fine French oak spice.  The minerality and smoky notes suggest the Northern Rhone, but the bright, refreshing, acids say "Italy" loud and clear.  Luxurious, mouthwatering, and very long, this makes a great choice for rich dinners or even just sipping.

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Fox Creek Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2012 Product #29509 (In Stock)
Fox Creek Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2012 Fox Creek Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2012

Nice juicy character the the ripe fruit with smoky accents.  Very good value here.

"Exotic, expansive aromas of black and blue fruit preserves, vanilla and cola, along with a peppery overtone and a hint of violet pastille. Broad, fleshy, appealingly sweet boysenberry and cherry liqueur flavors show excellent depth and a seamless texture. Finishes juicy and long, with building spiciness, an echo of blue fruit and round tannins."  Vinous (Josh Reynolds) 91 points

"Fine tannins swarm around a lithe core of blueberry, dark plum and savory flavors. Earthy nuances linger on the finish. This has intensity and grace. Drink now through 2017. 500 cases made."Wine Spectator 89 points

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Fox Creek Shiraz Short Row Mclaren Vale 2012 Product #29510 (In Stock)
Fox Creek Shiraz Short Row Mclaren Vale 2012 Fox Creek Shiraz Short Row Mclaren Vale 2012

Lush and rich but with great focus and definition. Delicious.

"Sexy, oak-spiced aromas of cherry compote, blueberry and vanilla, with a smoky nuance building with air. Fleshy and sweet on the palate, offering intense black and blue fruit flavors lifted by juicy acidity. Dusty tannins come up late and add shape to the very long, smooth, intensely fruity finish."   Vinous (Josh Reynolds) 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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Vincent Paris St Joseph Les Cotes 2013 Product #29581 (In Stock)
Vincent Paris St Joseph Les Cotes 2013 Vincent Paris St Joseph Les Cotes 2013

Vincent Paris, the young master of Cornas, delivers another brilliant St. Joseph in the tricky 2013 harvest.  It’s a bit more chunky, dark fruited, and powerful than the 2012, but opens beautifully with air to serve up dark blackberry, black plum, and Bing cherry fruit with a fine dose of Rhone Syrah earthy, meaty, complexity.  Try it with veal or beef off the grill, with roast lamb or with any dish that has a nice dose of rosemary and smoke.

"Vibrant, mineral-dominated aromas of fresh cherry and dark berries, along with notes of candied flowers and cracked pepper. Lively and precise on the palate, offering juicy blackberry and floral pastille flavors that gain flesh and power with air. Dusty tannins give grip to the finish, with the mineral note echoing."  Vinous 90 points

"With outstanding potential, the 2013 Saint Joseph Les Côtes makes the most of the vintage with its pretty blackberry and black raspberry fruit, crushed rock and subtle olive aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, juicy and balanced, with a lively, pure feel, it will drink well on release and have 4-5 years of longevity."Wine Advocate 88-90 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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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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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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Ogier (Michel Et Stephane) L' Ame Soeur Syrah 2011 Product #29426 (In Stock)
Ogier (Michel Et Stephane) L' Ame Soeur Syrah 2011 Ogier (Michel Et Stephane) L' Ame Soeur Syrah 2011

“A dead-ringer for a Cote Blonde Cote Rotie, this cuvee may be the greatest vin de pays I have ever tasted. The 2011 l’Ame Soeur is a small, 8,000-bottle, 100% destemmed cuvee that smells like the great La Mouline from Guigal. Gorgeously fruity and rich with lots of exotic fruits, a huge perfume, and amazing texture as well as length, this is a quintessential example of an over-achieving wine.”  Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) 91-93

"Brilliant ruby-red. Heady red berry compote and spicecake scents are complicated by a suave floral quality and a zesty mineral flourish. Sweet, penetrating and pure on the palate, offering energetic raspberry and floral pastille flavors that give way to deeper cherry with air. Tight, spicy and fat-free wine with strong finishing cut and dusty tannins that add grip and firmness."International Wine Cellar 91 points

“A superb value that competes with wines two to three time its price, the 2011 Syrah l’Ame Soeur IGP is comprised of 100% Syrah that comes from schist soils, north of Ampuis, that are very similar to what’s found in the northern part of Cote Rotie (although the schist in this more northern region is a lighter gold color). Elegant and finesse-driven, with hints of crushed flowers, olive, underbrush and copious red and black fruits, this medium to full-bodied beauty has fine tannin, a seamless texture and ample length on the finish. It can be consumed now, or cellared for upwards of a decade.” Jeb Dunnuck,Wine Advocate 92 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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