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Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2010 HALF BOTTLE Product #27994 (In Stock)
Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2010 HALF BOTTLE Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2010 HALF BOTTLE

Half Bottle!  Another great release from one of the Rhone's most important estates.

"As for the red wines, first and foremost is Guigal’s Cotes du Rhone. I re-tasted the 2010 Cotes du Rhone, which is still in foudre. This cuvee is typically a blend of 50% Syrah and the rest Grenache and perhaps some Mourvedre. Guigal is known throughout the Rhone Valley for paying the highest price for generic Cotes du Rhone, and that in large part explains the quality of this wine year in and year out. It enjoys an extended upbringing in foudre and stainless steel tanks and is always a dense ruby/purple-colored wine with lots of blue and black fruits intermixed with notions of kirsch, licorice, lavender and spice. Supple and surprisingly intense, this delicious effort can age for 4-5 years."Wine Advocate 89 points

"Offers a roasted feel, with dark bramble, plum and tobacco notes accented by hints of pastis and apple wood, leading to a ganache- and charcoal-infused finish. Distinctive in feel, revealing a prominent yet integrated woodsy element."Wine Spectator 89 points

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Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2010 375ml Product #28678 (In Stock)
Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2010 375ml Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2010 375ml

As always, a lovely value!

"Admirers of the so-called “little” wines of Bordeaux will no doubt be familiar with Recougne, which has been imported into the United States for nearly thirty years and can last for two decades or more. The 2010, which they now call “Vieilles Vignes,” exhibits aromas and flavors of cedarwood, spice box, black currants and berries. This medium-bodied, well-made blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc should drink well for 7-8 years. (Although last year I drank a 1952 that was still quite tasty.)"Wine Advocate 87-88 points

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Vignobles De Balma CdR Villages Seguret Terrasse Pavee 2010 Product #27957 (In Stock)
Vignobles De Balma CdR Villages Seguret Terrasse Pavee 2010 Vignobles De Balma CdR Villages Seguret Terrasse Pavee 2010

A late release from the outstanding 2010 Rhone vintage, this pairs lush fruit with a fine graphite streak.

"This mouthfilling red displays unctuous plum and boysenberry fruit flavors that course along nicely, thanks to lively spice and toasted anise notes, with a strong graphite steak. Fleshy, but excellent acidity is well-embedded on the finish. Drink now through 2015."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2010 Product #28569 (In Stock)
Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2010 Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2010

If you know Negromaro from Salice Salentino, you’ll recognize the aromas and flavors here.  The dark color tells you this is a ripe, deep, wine, and the aromas of dark black plum and cherry, warm licorice root, savory spice, and purple flowers reinforce that impression.  In the mouth, the flavors are bold, warming and ripe – blackberry, black cherry, hot earth, roasted meat, spice and cocoa powder – with plenty of the meaty, earthy, complexity that Salice Salentino is known for.  But, it’s the purity, clarity, and wonderful freshness of flavor and texture that take this to another level.  Ripe, not roasted.  Powerful, not rustic.  Absolutely delicious with grilled sausages, roasted meats, or just nuts and olives, at a value price hard to resist.

“Good full ruby-red. Dark cherry and graphite aromas are lifted by an enticing spicy character. Supple, spicy and sweet, offering an uncanny combination of vibrancy, fat and density. Finishes suave and long, with fine, sweet tannins and very good lift.”International Wine Cellar 90 points

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Quinta Dona Matilde Branco 2010 Product #27660 (In Stock)
Quinta Dona Matilde Branco 2010 Quinta Dona Matilde Branco 2010

From one of the oldest estates in Portugal's Douro valley and still family owned. Their white wine is made from the local grape varieties of Arinto, Viosinho, Gouveio and Rabigato. Crystal clear in color, this is wonderfully aromatic with notes of citrus, passion fruit, melon and fresh rainwater with a touch of jasmine.  The flavors follow in this richly textured, but terrifically refreshing, white that leaves ample citrus acidity and saline mineral notes on the mouthwatering, fresh, finish.  Terrific wine.

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Finca Sobreno Toro Crianza 2010 Product #28574 (In Stock)
Finca Sobreno Toro Crianza 2010 Finca Sobreno Toro Crianza 2010

This has been a Spanish value staple for years now, but the 2010 is the best edition I’ve ever tasted.  The wine is 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo), hand harvested from vines 30+ years-old. There’s plenty of ripe Temparnillo fruit here – cherry, blackberry and plum – and very nice doses of wood spice and the grape’s exotic sandalwood fragrance.  But cool nights on the vine and careful treatment in the winery leave a bright, refreshing, acidity in place as well and the smooth, refined, tannins don’t get in the way of solo sipping pleasure.  A lot of wine for a very  modest price.

"Primary dark berry and licorice aromas are perked up by a strong note of cracked pepper. Zesty blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors gain sweetness with air and pick up floral and spicecake nuances. Closes sweet, focused and long, with very good energy and slowly building tannins."International Wine Cellar 90 points

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Cantina Gabriele Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2010 (Kosher) Product #28244 (In Stock)
Cantina Gabriele Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2010 (Kosher) Cantina Gabriele Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2010 (Kosher)

Mevushal  Just a rock-solid take on one of Italy’s most versatile and fun to drink varietals.  The key themes here are “cherry” – ripe cherries on the nose, cherry confit flavors, even a dark black cherry color – and “spice”, a classic feature of Montepulciano grapes.  It’s medium-bodied, forward, and ready to drink now with lamb, brisket, and more.

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Lucignano Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2010 Product #27337 (In Stock)
Lucignano Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2010 Lucignano Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2010

Always solid, this is the best vintage yet for this Chianti producer located up near Florence.  It's a round, black-fruited, wine loaded with soft black cherry and plum flavors and just the right touch of earthy spice.  Soft and round from beginning to end, this is a great wine for burgers or just to sip on its own. A nice peek at the amazing quality from Chianti in 2010!

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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2010 Product #27135 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2010 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2010

We’ve said it before, and it still applies here:  If you don’t love this robust, poised, and oh-so-flavorful red, then perhaps Cotes du Rhone just isn’t for you.  Philippe makes a few different tanks of this blend of Grenache, Carignon, Syrah, Counoise and Cinsault, and then importer Olivier Daubresse chooses the very best for us. 

This year’s release shows off all the character and quality of the outstanding 2010 Rhone vintage. Intense aromas of inky crushed black raspberry, blackberry, cassis, and black licorice get extra complexity from notes of earthy lavender, violet and chocolate.  The palate is medium-bodied, focused, and fully flavored with layers of squid ink, tangy raspberry, black cherry, and tary, licorice-like, accents. The flavors expand with more blue/black fruit, fresh herb, and cracked black pepper in the back, lingering over fine mineral and sweet tannin on the finish.  This will age beautifully for 5+ years, but I don’t know you’d resist drinking it tonight.

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Pieve Vecchia Sangiovese Chorum Montecucco 2010 Product #27327 (In Stock)
Pieve Vecchia Sangiovese Chorum Montecucco 2010 Pieve Vecchia Sangiovese Chorum Montecucco 2010

This Sangiovese from the fairly new Tuscan DOC of Montecucco waaay over-delivers for it's modest price. Lush aromas of dark cherry fruit and leather carry through to the sexy palate, which bursts with tangy ripe fruit dusted with fresh herb. There's lots of richness here, but also great energy from beginning to end where a hit of bitter chocolate and herb linger nicely.  A whole lot of wine for the money.

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Casa Silva Carmenere Reserva 2010 Product #28734 (In Stock)
Casa Silva Carmenere Reserva 2010 Casa Silva Carmenere Reserva 2010

A traditional, but very drinkable, Carmenere from Chile's Casa Silva.  On the nose, aromas of blackberries, leather, cherries, and tobacco call to mind a more full-bodied wine.  But on the palate, it's lighter on its feet, with the hint of herbaceousness you find in French Merlot and Cabernet Franc, but with more ripe, satisfying fruit.  A real winner that shows that Carmenere has a place as a stand-alone variety.

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Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2010 Product #28737 (In Stock)
Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2010 Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2010

Another great release from one of the Rhone's most important estates.

"Guigal’s Cotes du Rhone. I re-tasted the 2010 Cotes du Rhone, which is still in foudre. This cuvee is typically a blend of 50% Syrah and the rest Grenache and perhaps some Mourvedre. Guigal is known throughout the Rhone Valley for paying the highest price for generic Cotes du Rhone, and that in large part explains the quality of this wine year in and year out. It enjoys an extended upbringing in foudre and stainless steel tanks and is always a dense ruby/purple-colored wine with lots of blue and black fruits intermixed with notions of kirsch, licorice, lavender and spice. Supple and surprisingly intense, this delicious effort can age for 4-5 years."Wine Advocate 89 points

"Offers a roasted feel, with dark bramble, plum and tobacco notes accented by hints of pastis and apple wood, leading to a ganache- and charcoal-infused finish. Distinctive in feel, revealing a prominent yet integrated woodsy element." Wine Spectator 89 points

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Corte Sant' Alda Valpolicella Ca' Fiui 2010 Product #26209 (In Stock)
Corte Sant' Alda Valpolicella Ca' Fiui 2010 Corte Sant' Alda Valpolicella Ca' Fiui 2010

Not sure I fully understand the "only" 88 point rating here, but the tasting note from WA is spot on.  As pure and delicious a Valpolicella as I've ever had from someone not named Quintarelli.

"Proprietor Marinella Camerani can be counted on for wines of true character and personality. Organic farming and minimal handling in the cellar are some of the core principles that inform the house style at Corte Sant’Alda. The 2010 Valpolicella Ca’ Fiui is a delicious wine to drink now and over the next few years, while the fruit remains vibrant and vinous. Sweet red berries, flowers and spices linger on the juicy finish. This is a gorgeous wine for the money. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015."Wine Advocate 88 points

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Bodegas Luis Canas Rioja Crianza 2010 Product #28587 (In Stock)
Bodegas Luis Canas Rioja Crianza 2010 Bodegas Luis Canas Rioja Crianza 2010

When you taste this 2010 Crianza, you’ll immediately understand why we’re so excited about Bodegas Luis Canas.  It’s 95% ripe, plump, and plummy Tempranillo enhanced with 5% tangy, spicy, structured Graciano and aged for 12 months in used  French and American oak cask.  The aromas are seductive – spicy cranberry, candied cherry, sweet vanilla and a touch of rose petal capture your attention.  The texture is so smooth, silky, and lovely that it takes a moment to notice how the red berry and spice flavors fill your mouth and coat your palate.  But, you’ll definitely notice how this wine finishes as it pumps out loads of tangy ripe red and black fruit over silky smooth tannins and then leaves raspberry, spice and fruit blossom flavors lingering behind.  Lovely stuff.

“The 2010 Crianza is a very pleasant wine, starting with a beautiful ruby color and a clean, intense nose of wild berries with just enough lactic and spicy notes. The palate shows sweet tannins and good balance, intense and fresh. This is a crowd-pleaser and great value.”Wine Advocate 91 points

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Billo Priorat Negre 2010 Product #28440 (In Stock)
Billo Priorat Negre 2010 Billo Priorat Negre 2010

Priorat tends to be a massive, intense, and cellar-worthy wine that needs time in cellar or big food to shine.  So, the 2010 Billo Negre is a very special treat – a supple, open, blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, and a little Cabernet Sauvignon that delivers plenty of classic Priorat character in a “drink me now” style.  Generous aromas of black plums, blackberry, warm stones and a touch of savory herb waft from the glass.  In the mouth the fruit turns more Grenache-like with raspberry and red plum joining the cassis and blue/black fruits and a touch of luscious milk chocolate coming up on the end.  It’s full of flavor and nicely concentrated, but stays wonderfully fresh and pure on the dark berry, chocolate, and warm stone finish. The soft, fine-grained, tannins give this more than enough heft to pair with pork tenderloin or lamb loin chops, but it’s pretty darn tasty all by itself, too.  A stellar value from rocky, dry, remote, Priorat.

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Ch Hanteillan Haut-Medoc 2010 Product #28753 (In Stock)
Ch Hanteillan Haut-Medoc 2010 Ch Hanteillan Haut-Medoc 2010

Another exciting "Cru Bourgeois" - a top estate omitted from the 1855 Classification - in the great 2010 vintage.  Hanteillan sits on the hills of the Left Bank's Haut-Medoc region on soils of gravel and marl over clay/limestone.  The vines - about 50% Merlot, 47% Cabernet, and the rest Petit Verdot - average 20+ years of age and get a straight-forward winemaking, with fermentation in stainless steel and aging in barrel and concrete.  The 2010 is a big, lush, Bordeaux with loads of ripe red and black fruit and accents of tobacco and cedar.  Decant for an hour or so now or cellar for another 10 years.

"This is ripe and dense, with great tannins; opulent, rich black fruit; and a fresh, juicy aftertaste. The structure and the solid texture both point to long-term aging."Wine Enthusiast 92 points

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Bodega Benegas Malbec Estate 2010 Product #26475 (In Stock)
Bodega Benegas Malbec Estate 2010 Bodega Benegas Malbec Estate 2010

Here's what Mendoza Malbec is all about. From organic vineyards and older vines, this opens with a pure perfume of plum and raspberry fruit with floral and spice accents.  Round and complexly textured and flavored in the mouth, the fruit stays in the front with accents of stone, coffee, and cocoa.  Long and lingering finish over the sweet, ripe, tannins.  Excellent value.

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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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Vina Robles Red4 2010 Product #27534 (In Stock)
Vina Robles Red4 2010 Vina Robles Red4 2010

It’s not entirely clear how a couple of guys of Swiss heritage created one of Paso Robles’ most exciting young wine estates.  Swiss native Hans Nef spent a couple of years looking for vineyard in California before deciding to buy an scrubby property dotted with oak trees in the Central Coast’s Paso Robles region in 1996.  Fellow Swiss native Matthias Gubler joined in 1999 and made Vina Robles’s first vintage that year.

Nef and Gubler motto – “European Inspiration – California Character” describes their entry-level Red4 blend perfectly.  As in France’s Rhone Valley, the wine is a blend of distinctive grapes – Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Mourvedre – that complement one another beautifully.

"There’s a robust heartiness to this Rhône-style blend that makes it perfect for drinking on cold nights with spicy barbecue or stew. Mainly Syrah and Petite Sirah, it’s rich in blackberry, bacon and black pepper flavors. Bone dry and moderate in alcohol, it represents great quality for the price."Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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Avignonesi Vino Nobile Di Montepuliciano 2010 375ml Product #27579 (In Stock)
Avignonesi Vino Nobile Di Montepuliciano 2010 375ml Avignonesi Vino Nobile Di Montepuliciano 2010 375ml

Number 58 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013

"This round version is laced with black cherry and raspberry fruit, showing hints of cocoa and spice. Firm tannins lend support, making this well-balanced overall, with a lingering finish of warm chocolate cake."Wine Spectator 91 points

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