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Lopez De Haro Rioja Crianza 2010 Product #29747 (In Stock)
Lopez De Haro Rioja Crianza 2010 Lopez De Haro Rioja Crianza 2010

There's no one named "Lopez" involved with this project and the winery isn't located in the town of Haro.  But the quality from this relatively new project has bee nothing short of astounding through its first set of releases.  The 2008 Rioja Crianza (all Tempranillo) was very nice, but this 2010 takes a clear step up in complexity and satisfaction.

"The 2010 Hacienda Lopez de Haro Crianza feels quite classical in its style, lightly-colored, with clean red spicy fruit, a touch of leather and a polished, soft palate that makes it very pleasant and easy to drink. At this price level this wine is a steal! Drink 2014-2018."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Mas Des Volques Volcae X 2010 Product #30385 (In Stock)
Mas Des Volques Volcae X 2010 Mas Des Volques Volcae X 2010

Young Nicolas Souchon launched this tiny side-project while working as cellar master at Chateauneuf du Pape’s Clos St. Jean.  With advice from super-consultant Philippe Cambie, he crafted 400 cases of this powerful red from his family’s 11 hectares of vineyard in the Languedoc, about 45 miles west of Avignon.  It’s a traditional blend of more-or-less equal parts Syrah, Grenache, and Carignan, with the Syrah and Carignan aged in used barrel and the Grenache in tank.  Full, fleshy, and forward, you'll enjoy this for the rich black raspberry fruit and accents of bitter chocolate, herb, and black olive.  It's 100% ready to drink now - and wants drinking over the next 24 months - with lamb, pork, or earthy bean stews.  A steal, but limited.

“Bright violet. Sexy black and blue fruit aromas are complicated by floral and cola qualities. Supple cassis and blueberry flavors show very good energy, gaining sweetness and depth with air. Finishes with noteworthy power, a suave note of black raspberry and slow-building tannins.” Vinous (Reynolds) 90 points

“Mas des Volques 2010 Vin de Pays Volcae X, a 400-case sleeper of the vintage, is loaded with fruit. It offers sumptuous deep raspberry and black currant aromas and flavors, medium to full body, silky tannins and abundant hedonistic pleasure. Enjoy it over the next 3-4 years.”Wine Advocate 87-90 points

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Ch Desclau Bordeaux Superieur 2010 Product #30457 (In Stock)
Ch Desclau Bordeaux Superieur 2010 Ch Desclau Bordeaux Superieur 2010

Someday, all the little Bordeaux from the great 2010 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.  Delicious right now and will improve for another 5 years or so.

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Bodegas Lan Rioja Reserva 2010 Product #31184 (In Stock)
Bodegas Lan Rioja Reserva 2010 Bodegas Lan Rioja Reserva 2010

They've freshed up the label on this long-time favorite Rioja Reserva but the wine's the same as ever.  You'll find plenty of rich Tempranillo black fruit and a lift of tangy acidity from other Rioja varietals, all wrapped up in a plush blanket of vanilla/dill/smoke laced American oak.  All the spice, dark fruit, bright acidity and a good dose of chewy tannin make this a great red for grilled or roasted meat.

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Ch Yon Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2010 Product #30536 (In Stock)
Ch Yon Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2010 Ch Yon Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2010

Another outstanding 2010 Bordeaux, this time a Grand Cru from the Right Bank village of Saint-Emilion.  It's a blend of 88% Merlot plus Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon aged for a bit more than a year in French oak (some new). It's a stylish wine, with loads of plummy black fruit accented by notes of chocolate and spice.  Finely textured with smooth tannins, it's delicious now and over the next 5 years.

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Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2010 Product #30581 (In Stock)
Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2010 Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2010

Great vintages - like 2010 - 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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Bodegas Lan Vina Lanciano Rioja Rsv 2010 Product #31095 (In Stock)
Bodegas Lan Vina Lanciano Rioja Rsv 2010 Bodegas Lan Vina Lanciano Rioja Rsv 2010

A blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo and 5% Graciano, this is rock-solid Reserva Rioja with tangy fruit and a smoky, savory, finish.

:A blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo and 5% Graciano, the 2010 Lanciano Reserva is sourced from Lanciano estate along the River Ebro, northeast of Fuenmayor. It has a combination of herbal, balsamic and ripe aromas with a medium to full-bodied palate and plenty of influence from the oak, but there is better integration of tannins and acidity, perhaps the natural balance of the vintage."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Lionel Osmin Foehn Jurancon 2010 Product #29746 (In Stock)
Lionel Osmin Foehn Jurancon 2010 Lionel Osmin Foehn Jurancon 2010

From far Southwestern France, Mansang grapes are left to dry on the vine before fermentation and aging in tank and barrel.  Very pure and fresh.

"Luxuriant and very creamy, this is filled with hazelnut, roasted pineapple and peach cobbler flavors. Offers a luscious mouthfeel, with toasted coconut and honeysuckle notes that linger into the long, rich finish. Drink now through 2025."Wine Spectator 92 points

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Ch Paloumey Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2010 Product #31225 (In Stock)
Ch Paloumey Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2010 Ch Paloumey Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2010

Dense and powerful but opening nicely.

"Dark, grippy and very tarry, with lots of pebbly tannins driving underneath the layers of boysenberry, steeped fig and blackberry fruit. Ample baker's chocolate and dark tobacco fill in the remaining space. This will need a little cellaring to round into form, but remains a very solid, muscular version. Best from 2015 through 2022."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Confidences de Prieure-Lichine Margaux 2010 Product #30918 (In Stock)
Confidences de Prieure-Lichine Margaux 2010 Confidences de Prieure-Lichine Margaux 2010

The second wine of Prieure-Lichine is a stunning value in drink right now Margaux. A 40/60% Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend from the estate's younger vines with 14 months in second and third use French oak.

"Layered, with plush flavors of plum, blackberry and black currant preserves offset by firmer charcoal, black tea leaf and warm stone notes. Approachable now but should mellow with mid-term cellaring. Drink now through 2020."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Dom Larue Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Sur Le Sentier Du Clou Rouge 2010 Product #26026 (In Stock)
Dom Larue Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Sur Le Sentier Du Clou Rouge 2010 Dom Larue Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Sur Le Sentier Du Clou Rouge 2010

Pinot Noir in the Cote de Beaune performed especially well in 2010 – in some ways, the Pinot vintage here is even better than in the Cote de Nuits. And, Didier and Denis Larue certainly hit the jackpot in 2010 with fruit from this fine vineyard in the heart of St. Aubin.  The vines were planted between 1966 and 1995, and the wine was fermented in steel before aging 12 months in small barrel (50% new).

The theme of this wine is the interplay of crispness and spice. The aromas show crisp, ripe, cherry and raspberry fruit over notes of violets, baking spice, coffee and damp earth. With a little air, the fruit trends towards ripe Bing cherry and this darker red fruit carries on to the bright, supple, palate.  Flavors of juicy red berries and Bing cherry sing out on top with more coffee and a dash of vanilla underneath.  The crisp, ripe, tannins come up on the pretty finish as violet, cherry blossom, and damp earth notes linger.  Pop and pour this for a stunning match for roast chicken or let it breath a bit and just sip and savor.  Fantastic value for 1er Cru red Burgundy.

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Giulia Negri Barolo La Tartufaia 2010 Product #29760 (In Stock)
Giulia Negri Barolo La Tartufaia 2010 Giulia Negri Barolo La Tartufaia 2010

What happens with a top Burgundy winemaker (Jean-Michel Guillon) encourages friends and importers of wines from France (Olivier Daubresse) and Spain (Jonas Gustafsson) to import a Barolo from Italy?  When the Barolo is the stunning 2010 La Tartufaia from young Giulia Negri – aka “BaroloGirl”, something pretty magical results!

Giulia is a child of Barolo (her family owns the well-respected Serrandenari estate), and has  struck out on her own to make Chardonnay, Pinot Noir (which is how she met Jean-Michel), and a classically styled, very pure, Nebbiolo from Barolo’s great 2010 vintage.  Very pure, lifted, scents of red and black berries waft from the glass with accents of tobacco, plum, dried rose petal, and tar.  It’s nicely relaxed and pure – especially at this young age – on the palate, with juicy red/black fruits, dark chocolate, licorice, tobacco, and hints of smoky oak.  With air, a little truffle and potpourri emerge and the fruit flavors get deeper and more prominent as the wine sails on to a generous finish over sweet, ripe, tannins.  Round and rich, this tempts right now with big tannins that melt away nicely but will become more exciting and explosive from 2017 – 2025.

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Amalie Robert Pinot Noir The Uncarved Block 2010 Product #30989 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Pinot Noir  The Uncarved Block 2010 Amalie Robert Pinot Noir  The Uncarved Block 2010

Ernie Pink and Dena Drews craft this lovely Pinot to tell the story of their vineyard in the vintage, blending different clones and parcels from across their 35 acre site perched above Freedom Hill.  In 2010 it's beautiful with the elegance and purity of this remarkable vintage and the open sophistication that only a little time in bottle reveals.  Lovely now and through 2020.

"Bright red. Smoky, mineral-accented black raspberry and rose oil aromas are complemented by hints of cinnamon and allspice. Gently sweet red fruit flavors are given depth by a cherry pit nuance and sharpened by juicy acidity. Silky in texture and appealingly sweet, finishing with very good clarity, subtle tannins and noteworthy spicy persistence."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91 points

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Les Restanques De Pibarnon Bandol 2010 Product #30875 (In Stock)
Les Restanques De Pibarnon Bandol 2010 Les Restanques De Pibarnon Bandol 2010

A benchmark Bandol, lush and rich and with enough time in bottle to really shine tonight. 70% Mourvedre and 30% Grenache with plenty of heft.

"The entry level red Bandol, the 2010 Bandol Les Restanque de Pibarnon (70% Mourvedre and 30% Grenache) is a superb effort that surpasses a number of estates’ top wines. More forward and ready to go than their traditional cuvee, it is medium to full-bodied, rich and layered, with fabulous red fruits, currants, spice box and potpourri-like aromas and flavors all emerging from the glass. While the overall impression here is upfront and fruit-driven, it has good acidity and fine tannin, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see it evolve gracefully. Enjoy it over the coming 7-10 years or so."Wine Advocate 91 points

"Ripe and broad-textured, with concentrated roasted plum, dried berry and wild cherry flavors, accented by notes of paprika and white pepper. Bittersweet chocolate hints show on the dense finish. Drink now through 2020."Wine Spectator 93 points

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Ch Lilian Ladouys Saint Estephe 2010 Product #31181 (In Stock)
Ch Lilian Ladouys Saint Estephe 2010 Ch Lilian Ladouys Saint Estephe 2010

Plenty of St. Estephe's classic power and chew here with a dry, savory, finish.  Try with lamb and hold some, too.

"Fabulous aromas of currants, sweet tobacco and orange peel. Full body, super-refined tannins and a finish that is wonderful. Complex and delicious with savory notes. Orange peel, chocolate and hazelnut. 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot. Drink or hold."  James Suckling 92 points

"Obviously wood-aged, with a smoky toast flavor, this is a wine that shows the power of Saint-Estèphe tannins in full force. At the same time, there is a blackberry character that adds richness and juiciness, which cuts through the dry core."Wine Enthusiast 94 points

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Fattoria La Lecciaia Brunello Di Montalcino 2010 Product #29842 (In Stock)
Fattoria La Lecciaia Brunello Di Montalcino 2010 Fattoria La Lecciaia Brunello Di Montalcino 2010

 

"This is very strong showing from La Lecciaia, one of Montalcino's under the radar estates. The wines show gorgeous Sangiovese purity. The wines are fairly classic in style across the board.  La Lecciaia's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is beautifully layered in the glass, with gorgeous intrigue, depth and personality all on full display. There is a sense of translucent finesse in the 2010 that is impossible to miss. Sweet red cherry, stone fruit, mint and wild flowers all grace the exquisite finish. What a pretty wine this is."  Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 94 points

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Girardin Santenay 1er Cru Les Gravieres 2010 Product #28175 (In Stock)
Girardin Santenay 1er Cru Les Gravieres 2010 Girardin Santenay 1er Cru Les Gravieres 2010

Vincent Girardin was born in Santenay, so it's not surprising that this wine from the best 1er cru site in the village gets extra special attention.  "Gravieres" means "gravel," and while the name comes from the stones mixed with the poor soils, you'll certainly taste a gravel-like minerality here, too.  Pure red fruit, soy, balsamic, earth and still more fruit show on the nose and palate.  The smokey, stony, gravel notes pervade the long palate and generous finish, too.  Good tension between ripe fruit, minerality, and juicy acidity here in a wine that's ready to enjoy if better in 3-5 years.

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Brovia Barolo Brovia 2010 Product #28991 (In Stock)
Brovia Barolo Brovia 2010 Brovia Barolo Brovia 2010

This always one of our favorite “Normale” – or “Classico” as the Brovias prefer – Barolo, tempting young and developing nicely over 3-5 years from release.  In 2010, it’s a blend of younger vines from the family’s Cru vineyards, with the biggest portion coming from the Brea vineyard in Serralunga.  It was bottled earlier than the Crus, and because of its shocked state, was not shown to critics Antonio Galloni or Steve Tanzer when they visited the estate earlier this year.  It is very fine value.

As importer Neal Rosenthal explains:  “This cuvée is a blend of the younger vines found in the various “crus” and offers a stylish take on the Brovia approach to this appellation. There is never excess here, no attempt to flaunt an image of power. Above all, balance is the key element in faithfully rendering a Barolo of great stature. You will find here the classic grainy tannins, the long, mineral-inflected finish, the aromas of late-summer roses and flavors of dried cherries.

"Brovia's 2010 Barolo opens with exquisite, floral aromatics. Silky and gracious throughout, the 2010 impresses for its overall balance and classiness. Sweet red cherries, mint, anise, cinnamon and orange peel are some of the notes that open up over time. The 2010 is a wine to treasure for its ample perfume and exceptional harmony. Today, the tannins are a bit firm, so another year or two in bottle is a must. Still, there is so much to like here, even at this early stage. The 2010 Barolo is 70% young-vine fruit from Brea (above 20 years of age), plus the wine that is left over when the single-vineyard Barolos go into cask. A recent bottle of the 2004 was stellar. This is one of the great values left in Barolo. " Antonio Galloni 92 points

"This is spicy, with meat, chocolate and dried-fruit character. Medium body, dense fruit and chewy tannins. Needs two years to soften: better in 2016."  James Suckling 91 points

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Bodegas Laukote Rioja Vendimia Seleccionada 2010 Product #27282 (In Stock)
Bodegas Laukote Rioja Vendimia Seleccionada 2010 Bodegas Laukote Rioja Vendimia Seleccionada 2010

Norberto Miguel only makes this, his top wine, in selected vintages of exceptional ripeness and quality.  It’s from 80+ year-old Tempranillo vines planted by Norberto’s grandfather and grown on the rocky, barren, soils of Rioja Alavesa.  Norberto hand-harvests the grapes when they taste good to him and then crushes them gently by foot to extract plenty of color and flavor without getting harsh tannins from the stems or seeds.  After vinification the wines go into American and French oak barrels (about 30% new)  And there the wine sits until Norberto thinks it’s ready – not one day longer.

The result is just about the perfect marriage between Rioja tradition and modern winemaking sensibility.  In 2010, this wine is just fabulous, supple and mineral with excellent length and very little obvious oak.  Scents of black raspberry and plum fruit accented by notes of sweet spice, tobacco, violets and a touch of iron.  In the mouth, the wine is very pure and elegant, with focused dark fruit and spice lifted by a hint of tangy cherry acidity and supported by silky smooth, ripe, tannins.  With air, a touch of coffee/mocha emerges and fruit broadens, but the minerality and acidity keep the wine focused, pure, and beautiful.  Drink it now with roasted or grilled meats and enjoy how it gains even more layers over the next 8-10 years in cellar.  Outstanding value for a Rioja of this quality and grace.

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Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Dijon Clone 2010 Product #30990 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Dijon Clone 2010 Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Dijon Clone 2010

Lots of ways to make great Pinot Noir from a fine vineyard, including blending multiple clones or showcasing just one slice of the Pinot family.  Here Ernie and Dena showcase the Dijon Clones, featuring 7 different selections from 12 blocks across their vineyard.  The Asian spice and sweet fruit Dijon clones are known for get extra complexity from whole cluster fermentation and a good long rest in barrel.  Pretty and pure.

"Bright red. Heady, exotic aromas of fresh red berries, Asian spices and potpourri, with subtle smoke and mineral nuances adding complexity. Silky, expansive and appealingly sweet, offering intense raspberry and rose pastille flavors and a strong spicecake quality that builds on the back half. Pure, focused and strikingly persistent on the finish, which is firmed by fine-grained, harmonious tannins."  Vinous (Raynolds) 92 points

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