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Lopez De Haro Rioja Reserva 2005 Product #28490 (In Stock)
Lopez De Haro Rioja Reserva 2005 Lopez De Haro Rioja Reserva 2005

Huge savings on delicious, highly-rated, fully mature, Rioja Reserva – not much more that needs to be said!  The style here is what I might call “restrained modern.”  Great care has been taken to preserve ripe fruit flavors (and, for a 9 year-old wine, there’s a LOT of fruit here) and a deft use of French and American oak imparts classic Rioja earth, smoke and spice notes without overwhelming the wine.  The combination of oodles of dark fruit and traditional Rioja funk reminds us of long-time favorite Muga.  Drink it now for the fruit or cellar it for years if you enjoy the lighter, tea and chamomile tang of more traditional Rioja.

“These are excellent wines brimming with personality and well-judged, prudent winemaking. The 2005 Hacienda Lopez de Haro Reserva is a blend of 90% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano and 5% Garnacha aged for 20 months in French and American oak. It has a beautiful, rounded, sensual bouquet with hints of over-ripe Satsuma and gravel. The palate is medium-bodied with a touch of piquancy on the entry. It has crisp acidity and taut tannins on the dry, dusky finish but it remains extremely well-focused. Drink now-2025.”Wine Advocate 92 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $20.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $12.98/ea
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Genius Loci Sangiovese 2005 Product #27478 (In Stock)
Genius Loci Sangiovese 2005 Genius Loci Sangiovese 2005

Dave McIntyre recommends this elegant, mature Sangiovese, and so do we!

"This is very Old World in style: earthy, with sour cherry and cocoa notes typical of a sangiovese that picks up balsamic notes from aging in large casks. It reminds me of a Brunello, at a fraction of the price, and shows how well a “simple” Tuscan sangiovese can age. We don’t have to worry about cellaring it; that’s already been done for us. Alcohol content: 13 percent."  <b>**1/2 The Washington  Post</b>

"The 2005 Sangiovese Genius Loci is remarkably elegant and polished; qualities that were hard to come by in this challenging vintage. The plush, dark red fruit coats the palate all the way through to the long, refined finish. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2015." Wine Advocate 90 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $19.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $17.99/ea
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Dom Larue Saint-aubin Vieilles Vignes 2005 Product #28212 (In Stock)
Dom Larue Saint-aubin Vieilles Vignes 2005 Dom Larue Saint-aubin Vieilles Vignes 2005

Didier’s old-vine village cuvee surprised even a fan like me – it’s very classy and wildly complex, changing constantly as your sit with the glass.  Generous aromas feature brown butter, burre blanc, crushed mint, and a savory note that reminds one of lobster stock.  The flavors follow the nose and while there’s plenty of ripe orchard and stone fruit here, the overall impact is more savory than sweet.  The fruit picks up a red tinge – cherry? – with air to go with dashes of fresh almond, marzipan, dried honey, and a saline note that reminds you of the sea.  Lovely, mouthwatering, and brilliant with lobster or shellfish of any kind!

Regular Price (1) Price : $39.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $34.98/ea
Sale Full Case (12): $31.98/ea
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Eric Rodez Ambonnay Grand Cru Millesime 2005 Product #27900 (In Stock)
Eric Rodez  Ambonnay Grand Cru Millesime 2005 Eric Rodez  Ambonnay Grand Cru Millesime 2005

Once again, just stunning value here for Grand Cru vintage Champagne. A blend of 55 % Pinot Noir and 45 % Chardonnay from the middle of the Grand Cru hillside, it's beautiful just to look at with a light golden color and fine bubbles.  Aromas of fresh hay, yeast, pear, tarragon, and sweet orange peel lead to a full-bodied, richly textured, mouthful of pear, blood orange, pastry, smoke, earth, and toast flavors.  The texture here is fantastic, at once creamy and fresh with bright citrusy acids lifting the toast, smoke and fruit notes and a melange of clove, honey, and smoke flavors lingering on the long, refreshing, finish.  Already drinking beautifully, this will actually get better over the next two or three years and hold beyond that.  Fantastic wine, amazing value.

Regular Price (1) Price : $69.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $62.99/ea
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