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Rovero Schiavino (Cab Blend) Monferrato Rosso 2009 Product #29391 (In Stock)
Rovero Schiavino (Cab Blend) Monferrato Rosso 2009 Rovero Schiavino (Cab Blend) Monferrato Rosso 2009

If we're going to offer a Piemonte Sauvignon Blanc from Rovero, we might as well go ahead with this blend of 20% each Barbera, Nebbiolo, Merlot and 40% Cabernet. One expects Northern Italian Cab to be light, thin, and very tobacco-laden, but Rovero's signature richness and round palate are nicely on display here.  Black plum, blackberry, currant, dried tobacco and a touch of smoke all swirl around in the nose and on the palate in a wine that finishes with fine tannins and good length.  Fire up the grill!

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Ch Desclau Bordeaux Superieur 2009 Product #29365 (In Stock)
Ch Desclau Bordeaux Superieur 2009 Ch Desclau Bordeaux Superieur 2009

Someday, all the little Bordeaux from the great 2009 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.

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Ch La Cardonne Medoc 2009 Product #27116 (In Stock)
Ch La Cardonne Medoc 2009 Ch La Cardonne Medoc 2009

Nicely in the drinking window now with miles to go in cellar  yet.

"This is a major sleeper of the vintage and the best wine I have ever tasted from La Cardonne, which is in the northern end of the Medoc, near the town of Blaignan. A blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc, this 2009 offers up notes of tobacco leaf, cassis, and loamy soil with underbrush nuances. With excellent texture, impressive purity, and medium to full body, this is a rich, over-achieving cru bourgeois to drink over the next decade."Wine Advocate 88 points

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Vina Maquis Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Product #29420 (In Stock)
Vina Maquis Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Vina Maquis Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

A nice touch of maturity here, but still plenty of fresh fruit. Try this with a lean grilled steak and lots of herbs!

"A bit lactic and green on the nose, but only at first. With time, it becomes more floral and expressively fruity. Feels compact and chewy, with dark-berry flavors offset by chocolate and peppery spice. Finishes with coffee, chocolate and crusty accents."Wine Enthusiast 89 points

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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages Cairanne 2009 Product #28308 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages Cairanne 2009 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages Cairanne 2009

Philippe Plantevin grows this wine in the stony, wind-swept, vineyards on the barren flats outside the village of Cairanne, due west of Rasteau and north of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.  It’s a blend of concentrated, intense, Grenache (75%) and muscular, meaty, Syrah (25%) harvested together in late September.  After sorting, the grapes are 100% de-stemmed and then given a long, slow, fermentation in concrete vats and stainless steel tank.

Philippe considers the Cairanne to be his top wine, and it’s always the most muscular, powerful, wine in the cellar. In the warm 2009 vintage, it shows just a touch more sauve than usual and is delicious right now! The aromas show off black raspberries and cherries, fresh turned earth, warm stones and a touch of spice. It's a big, rich, wine in the mouth with oodles of black fruit and accents of garrigue, cracked pepper, and stone.  The finish is firm and mouthwatering, but the ripe fruit and black pepper notes keep pumping through on the generous, savory, finish. Pair it with grilled or roasted meats now and be sure to save some to enjoy in 2019!

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Dom Rolet Cremant Du Jura Blanc Brut 2009 Product #29662 (In Stock)
Dom Rolet Cremant Du Jura Blanc Brut 2009 Dom Rolet Cremant Du Jura Blanc Brut 2009

Seriously good Champagne-style fizz from the hills of France's Jura region.  A blend of about half Chardonnay and equal parts Savagnin and Poulsard, this spends a whopping 40 months on the lees after the secondary fermentation, and the extra time shows itself in the super-fine bubbles, creamy texture, and seriously complex aromas and flavors.  Sweet stone fruit, buttered toast, apricot, lemon, honeysuckle, apple and more weave in and out of the generous aromas and flavors.  Finishes clean and fresh with a lightly stony character and lingering notes of fruit and toast.  Very, very, classy.

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Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2009 Product #27927 (In Stock)
Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2009 Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2009

Great vintages - like 2009 - deliver great wines up and down the price ladder.  And that's the story here with this iconic Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois.  Sustainably farmed Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Merlot (40%) delivers lively aromas of plum, black cherry, and smoky herb and flavors of ripe currant, cedar, and spice.  Fine acids and soft tannins keep this refreshing and make it equally delicious at table or just to sip.  Outstanding value.

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Tedeschi Valpolicella Ripasso Capitel San Rocco 2009 Product #29466 (In Stock)
Tedeschi  Valpolicella Ripasso Capitel San Rocco 2009 Tedeschi  Valpolicella Ripasso Capitel San Rocco 2009

A Ripasso that sings with food but has the freshness and vibrancy to enjoy by itself.

"Spicy aromas of floral red cherry, quinine, pink peppercorn and fresh herbs. Enters richer and deeper than the Nicalo, with ripe red cherry and red berry flavors lifted by aromatic herbs. Finishes clean and long, but this still needs a lot of time to express itself. A very good Valpolicella Ripasso that does not aim at being a cheap Amarone knock-off but has a Valpolicella dignity all its own. From a selection of grapes from different hillside vineyards than those that give the grapes for the Nicalo."International Wine Cellar 90 points

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Celler Cecilio Negre Priorat 2009 Product #25693 (In Stock)
Celler Cecilio Negre Priorat 2009 Celler Cecilio Negre Priorat 2009

Always rich and complex, Negre has just a touch more volume, intensity, and power in the warm 2009 vintage.  There’s plenty of generous fruit and spice here, but it’s the stony mineral character that makes it special.  Drink it now with roasted or grilled meat while a few bottles gain more complexity and definition in cellar for a decade.

“Celler Cecilio is the oldest registered winery in Priorat. The 2009 Negre is the same blend as the 2008 (50% Garnacha, 30% Carinena, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon) and received the identical elevage (fermented with native yeasts and aged for 12 months in seasoned French oak). Reflecting the better vintage, it offers up a racy bouquet of cherry blossoms, incense, black cherry, black raspberry, and lavender. More structured and concentrated than the 2008, it will benefit from 1-2 years of additional bottle age and provide enjoyment through 2019.”Wine Advocate 91 points

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Produttori Del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2009 Product #28279 (In Stock)
Produttori Del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2009 Produttori Del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2009

This 2009 Barbaresco is so delicious right now that it will be hard to wait until its full flowering in 5 years or so.  Good reason to grab more than a few bottles now!  A fantastic “normale” Barbaresco at a stellar price.

"Produttori del Barbaresco is like that long-lost friend who always picks up a lively conversation no matter how many years have passed since your last meeting. It’s the ultimate fallback wine: It’s never intimidating or awkward. It’s always a pleasure to drink. The 2009 Barbaresco shows personality and good cheer with a good dose of dried fruit and savory spice. There are some elements that make the wine seem more aged than it really is. Cured meat and old leather emerge. But then the wine suddenly surprises you with an entourage of Nebbiolo-based tones like dried mint and licorice that tell you it still has loads of life within. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022.”Wine Advocate 92 points

“Bright cherry, strawberry, floral, licorice and herbal aromas and flavors highlight this fragrant, elegant red, which is silky and pure, with fine ripe tannins for support. Shows excellent length, with an aftertaste of fruit, spice and mineral. Best from 2015 through 2028.”Wine Spectator 93 points

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Vina Sastre Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2009 Product #28764 (In Stock)
Vina Sastre Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2009 Vina Sastre Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2009

Rock solid, drinkable, Ribera.  You can age it a bit if you like, but no need to wait for pleasure.

"Opaque ruby. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes red and dark berry preserves, incense and cola, along with a sexy floral nuance and a touch of cracked pepper. Juicy, sweet and expansive, offering vibrant cherry and blackberry flavors and a velvety texture. Finishes with impressive clarity and lift, leaving a candied violet note behind."International Wine Cellar 92 points

"The Crianzas are raised in new American oak for around 14 months and Jesus explained that the grapes were cooled to 6 degrees Centigrade for the 2009 Vina Sastre Crianza. It offers a fragrant, floral bouquet of kirsch, loganberry and cranberry, with fine definition and well-integrated oak. There is a touch of chalk dust that emerges after a few moments in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine delineation, crisp acidity and a superb citric freshness on the finish: hints of orange peel and tangerine lingering on the aftertaste. This is an understated yet paradoxically flavorsome Crianza. Drink 2013-2019."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Orsolani Carema Le Tabbie 2009 Product #27924 (In Stock)
Orsolani Carema Le Tabbie 2009 Orsolani Carema Le Tabbie 2009

Ferrando and Carema’s co-op produce the bulk of the meager 10,000 cases of Carema each year, but Gian-Luigi Orsolani makes a tiny bit as well – making this the only other estate-grown/bottled Carema you’ll find.  The name “Le Tabbie” is local dialect for the “tables” or terraces perched on Carema’s mountainsides where Nebbiolo is grown.  Orsolani harvests these grapes in late October and gives them a traditional, long, fermentation and maceration before aging for 2 years in large oak barrels, 1 year in smaller barrels, and 1 last year in bottle.  All the wood is neutral – just letting the wine soften rather than imparting any oak flavor.

This 2009 Carema is more ripe and generous than the lovely 2008, lthough there’s still plenty of bright acidity and chewy tannins.  A beautiful perfume of roses, red fruits, cinnamon and licorice jumps out of the glass with a note of Barolo tar emerging with air.  In the mouth there’s plenty of cherry and strawberry fruit, but the wine is very pure and transparent with accents of rose petal, tar, truffle and mountain flowers.  Very perfumed on the long, elegant, finish, where there’s so much going on that you just have to take another sip.  Fantastic wine, even better value.

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Moshin Pinot Noir Molinari Vyd Sonoma 2009 Product #28098 (In Stock)
Moshin Pinot Noir Molinari Vyd Sonoma 2009 Moshin Pinot Noir Molinari Vyd Sonoma 2009

A really drinkable, balanced, and even fresh Sonoma County Pinot Noir that's labeled at a whopping 15.5% - but surely that must be wrong?  The texture reminds of Carneros, plush, rich, and nicely concentrated with no over ripeness or heat.  Loads of rich black and Bing cherry fruit are complemented by notes of spice and warm earth and just a touch of oak.  Finishes bright and refreshing (15.5%?  Really?) with lingering red fruit and spice.  A fun, food-friendly, bottle of California Pinot Noir.

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Paolo Bea Montefalco Vigna San Valentino 2009 Product #29004 (In Stock)
Paolo Bea Montefalco Vigna San Valentino 2009 Paolo Bea Montefalco Vigna San Valentino 2009

A stunning blend of 70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino and 15% Montepulciano, all from a 50-year old vineyard.  After a 30 day maceration, the wine ages 3 years in tank and then in bottle until it's ready to drink.  It's a touch more ripe than the 2008 edition, with loads of plump black and Bing cherry accented by fresh earth , licorice, mocha, almond olive and earth  notes.  There's a slight tang of volatile acidity - normal in these organic, no-sulfur, wines - and then loads of dark fruit on the juicy, firm finish.  Less than 400 cases made in 2009 - which is why we only have two of them!

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Ch Grand Ormeau Lalande-de-Pomerol 2009 Product #28746 (In Stock)
Ch Grand Ormeau Lalande-de-Pomerol 2009 Ch Grand Ormeau Lalande-de-Pomerol 2009

A lush, open, blend of 65% Merlot and equal parts Cab Sauv and Franc.

"Outstanding, loaded with black cherry fruit, plenty of glycerin and alcohol, and meant for drinking over the next 5-7 years. These medium to full-bodied wines are true hedonistic fruit bombs of Lalande de Pomerol. They are pure, rich, textured and altogether over-achievers that merit serious attention."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Vina Maquis Viola 2009 Product #29468 (In Stock)
Vina Maquis Viola 2009 Vina Maquis Viola 2009

Here's a stunning blend of Chile's unique Carmenere blended with 15% Cabernet Franc.  Carmenere gives the wine loads of dark red fruit - black plum, cherry, and raspberry - exotic spice, and a rich, voluptuous, texture.  The Cabernet Franc provides lift to the aromas and flavors and adds grace notes of crushed herb, tobacco, and black pepper.  Powerful and very deep, it finishes firm and rich with dark fruit, herb, and floral notes lingering.  A "wow" wine to enjoy with rich foods or on its own.

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Dom Larue Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Murgers des Dents de Chien 2009 Product #24551 (In Stock)
Dom Larue Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Murgers des Dents de Chien 2009 Dom Larue Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Murgers des Dents de Chien 2009

The “teeth of the dog” vineyard lies in the southern part of St. Aubin, on the border with Puligny-Montrachet and not far from Montrachet.  The five separate vineyard parcels (about 4 acres total) were planted at different times, with the oldest vines dating from 1947 and 1964.  Vinified in oak (20% new) with 10 months on the lees.

I under-estimated this wine a few years ago – it’s very impressive now and will only get better.  Aromas of rich orchard fruit, iodine, and fresh chervil lead to rich golden fruit, butter, caramel, and salty mineral flavors.  Generous but still very precise, this finishes long and lovely with lingering pineapple, hazelnut, and spice flavors lingering on and on.  A definite “buy” for now and the next 10+ years.

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Lamy Pillot Chassagne Montrachet Clos St Jean 2009 Product #27093 (In Stock)
Lamy Pillot Chassagne Montrachet Clos St Jean 2009 Lamy Pillot Chassagne Montrachet Clos St Jean 2009

Here’s the rare Chassagne rouge that reminds you why this village was much better known for its elegant, complex, red wines until 40 or so years ago.  Classic red Burgundy notes of dark cherry, red plum, fresh earth, and dark flowers on the nose.  Then high-toned, very pure, red and black fruits in the mouth with accents of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted mushroom, and more on the elegant, very long, palate.  Finishes dark – black cherry, mocha, spice – and intense with lingering floral, spice, and mineral notes and super-fine tannins and acids.  Young now and wanting a little air, this is very pure, focused, and sophisticated and will be just brilliant with roast chicken, duck, or even pork.  Compelling.

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Mas Estela Just Dolc Negre (500ml) Product #25259 (In Stock)
Mas Estela Just Dolc Negre (500ml) Mas Estela Just Dolc Negre (500ml)

Here’s a wildly delicious sweet red from one of our favorite artisanal producers in Catalonia.  This is 100% old vine Black Garnacha, organically grown and harvested late for super ripeness.  After fermentation (which leaves plenty of sugar), the wine seeps on its skins for 60+ days and then ages for a year in glass demi-johns – outside in the sun, wind, and cold.  The result is a lush mouthful of crushed black raspberry fruit with plenty of coffee and cocoa accents and a finish that goes on forever.

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Maillard Aloxe-Corton 2009 Product #25963 (In Stock)
Maillard Aloxe-Corton 2009 Maillard Aloxe-Corton 2009

This may be the very best value in  Pascal’s cellar in 2009, and I certainly fell in love with it during last January's visit to Chez Maillard.  Once again, the plush, velvety, texture with terrific ripeness you expect from a top 2009 red Burgundy.  The fruit is perfectly balanced by fine-grained tannin and bright acids and the raspberry, cherry, and plum flavors gain depth from notes of earth, mushroom and spice.  A mineral element starts in the middle and powers on through the long, complex, finish.  This is drinking well now and will be going strong in 10 years.

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