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La Playa Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2013 Product #28796 (In Stock)
La Playa Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2013 La Playa Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2013

As soon as we tasted this fantastic value, we knew many of you would love it. From first sniff to last note of the finish, its a juicy, red currant and cherry Cabernet Sauvignon with a bit of spice, a hint of herb and just the right dusting of dark chocolate.  The round texture, generous flavors, and grape sweeet-tart and spiced cherry finish make it easy to pair with food and a great Tuesday supper and Saturday party red.  If you enjoyed past red values like Owl House or Chilensis, this could be your next big thing for not many bucks at all.

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Dom De Eguren Protocolo Tinto 2012 Product #28770 (In Stock)
Dom De Eguren Protocolo Tinto 2012 Dom De Eguren Protocolo Tinto 2012

Here's the kind of value that made Spain famous in the international wine world, but that seems to have vanished in recent years. It's 100% Tempranillo done in tank that, as a Robert Parker said of the 2011, is "a delicious, quasi-fruit bomb offering loads of berry fruit, roasted herb, lavender and earthy, peppery notes."  A fine party or backyard cookout red at a very compelling price.

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Lopez De Haro Rioja Tempranillo 2012 Product #28582 (In Stock)
Lopez De Haro Rioja Tempranillo 2012 Lopez De Haro Rioja Tempranillo 2012

On tasting this, our first thought:  What a great summer red!  It’s full of fresh, thirst-quenching, strawberry and raspberry fruit with just a touch of oak spice and smoke from the few months it spent “warming up” the new oak barrels to be used for longer-aged Crianza and Reserva Rioja wines.  Drink it with a light chill for maximum refreshment or let it warm up a bit to sing with burgers and hot dogs off the grill.

"The 2012 Lopez de Haro Tempranillo is pure young Tempranillo used to break the new barrels for three to four months, showing the purple color and the exuberance of the young fruit with strawberries, raspberries, flowers and red licorice notes. A pleasure to drink slightly chilled with charcuterie. Refreshing and a real bargain.”Wine Advocate 89 points

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Monte Degli Angeli Pinot Noir Monferrato 2013 Product #28924 (In Stock)
Monte Degli Angeli Pinot Noir Monferrato 2013 Monte Degli Angeli Pinot Noir Monferrato 2013

A long-time favorite value Pinot Noir returns to form and the shelf!  From the region just outside of Barolo, this is full of fresh red berry aromas and flavors with a touch of fresh earth and floral accents.  Fresh and easy from first sip to the food friendly finish. The Manderin Oriental in DC used to serve this at $12 per glass - we like it even better at this price!

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Mundo De Yuntero Tempranillo Syrah 2012 Product #28047 (In Stock)
Mundo De Yuntero Tempranillo Syrah 2012 Mundo De Yuntero Tempranillo Syrah 2012

A tad bit better and more fun than the Wine Advocate write-up suggests, this charming La Mancha red bursts with blackberry and plum fruit and just touch of complicating spice.  A fruit-forward, fun, wine that's easy to drink and ready to play at your next party or casual meal.

"The 2012 Mundo de Yuntero Tempranillo comes from Cuidad Real from organic vines (including 15% Syrah) and sees no oak contact. It has a clean, fresh boysenberry and small dark cherry nose, while the palate is fleshy and generous on the entry. It finishes a little “generic” but it is a commercially sound Tempranillo at a bargain price."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Recorba Ribera Del Duero Tinto 2012 Product #28255 (In Stock)
Recorba Ribera Del Duero Tinto 2012 Recorba Ribera Del Duero Tinto 2012

The Recorba Ribera del Duero Tinto is an example of what happens when you get Tempranillo all the way ripe and then let it show it’s colors without any wood at all.  Big aromas and flavors of red plum, black cherry and raspberry take center stage with accents of natural spice, warm stones, and a touch of exotic sandalwood.  Since Dave McIntyre reviewed it last November, it’s settled down and opened up, but still represents a huge “bang for the buck” Tempranillo to enjoy by itself or with pretty much anything you’d put on the grill.

Warning: This is a gateway drug that might get you hooked on the earthy Tempranillos of Spain’s Ribera del Duero region, which typically cost $20 and up. Ribera fans will want to stock up and give their credit cards a break. When I first opened this wine, it was a bit rough-and-tumble, in a good way; two evenings later, it had settled down but was still vibrant and delicious. How often can we say that about a $10 wine?”  Washington Post **1/2

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Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio Dolomite 2012 375 Ml Product #27422 (In Stock)
Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio Dolomite 2012 375 Ml Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio Dolomite 2012 375 Ml

As always, this is a classic Pinot Grigio from the foothills of Italy's Dolomite mountains.  Rich aromas of peach and pear with an herbal accent.  In the mouth, broad, rich, and packed with orchard fruits and a dash of citrus that turns juicy on the clean, fresh, finish.  A richer style of Pinot Grigio that's as fun to sip solo as it is to pare with rich fish or cheese.

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Riebeek Cellars Pinotage 2012 Product #28489 (In Stock)
Riebeek Cellars Pinotage 2012 Riebeek Cellars Pinotage 2012

You might want to see if pigs are starting to fly – because Doug is actually recommending a wine made from Pinotage!  This cross between Cinsault and Pinot Noir created in 1941 and grown pretty much exclusively in South Africa is usually too earthy, vegetal, chemical….whatever; it usually doesn’t taste very good.  But here the combination of 80% Pinotage and 20% of a very obscure blending grape called Mocha ends up tasting like really ripe Gamay.  Not sure how they did that, but I am sure that you’ll love the big, plump, raspberry, fruit cake, dark chocolate, and subtle leather aromas and flavors and the juicy, mouthwatering, bite of cranberry at the very end.  A great wine to chill down and enjoy from the time you light the grill right on through washing up after your guests have left.  Really fun stuff.

“Light-bodied and direct, with bitter cherry, blood orange and singed cedar notes, delivering a racy, taut feel through the finish.”Wine Spectator 86 points

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Ch Haut-Pasquet Bordeaux Rouge 2012 Product #28783 (In Stock)
Ch Haut-Pasquet Bordeaux Rouge 2012 Ch Haut-Pasquet Bordeaux Rouge 2012

We’re not sure why this very classic red Bordeaux isn’t a lot more expensive.  Unlike most “value” Bordeaux, it’s based the region’s best, most aristocratic grape, Cabernet Sauvignon.  The one-third Merlot adds volume and plumpness and the time part of the wine spends in new French oak barrels – a rarity in value Bordeaux – gives polish, spice, and added complexity.

The aromas here scream "Bordeaux" with dark black currant, milk chocolate, cedar and tobacco notes and chocolate covered cherries all intermingling nicely.  The aromas suggest a rich, luscious, wine and that’s just what you’ll find when you taste it, too.  Red and black currant and tangy cherry fruit flavors make up the wine’s core with bitter chocolate (unlike the milkier chocolate on the nose), cocoa powder accents, cedar and crushed herb accents lending complexity and interest.  Even though the texture is rich and full, the wine retains Bordeaux’s classic appetizing dryness and aristocratic restraint, with fine, crisp, tannins lying underneath the lingering savory soy and smoke flavors.  Performs like a $20 wine, which makes this price even more attractive!

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Ponga Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Product #27500 (In Stock)
Ponga Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Ponga Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Allan Scott makes this cheerful (and cheap!) Sauvignon Blanc for a local distributor, and it's one of those unexpected winners that punch well above their weight.  Generous and fresh aromas of orange blossom, tangerine, and pink grapefruit lead to a zippy, crisp, mouthful of melon and citrus fruit with just a touch of fresh cut grass.  Fun and very tasty.

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Paso A Paso Tempranillo La Mancha 2012 Product #27782 (In Stock)
Paso A Paso Tempranillo La Mancha 2012 Paso A Paso Tempranillo La Mancha 2012

A straight-ahead, lightly oaked, Tempranillo with good richness, plenty of fruit and spice, and enough acidity to stay fresh.  Nice value.

"Aged for six months in two- and three-year-old French oak. Bright purple. Smoky cherry and dark berries on the fragrant nose. Lush and open-knit, offering appealingly sweet blueberry and boysenberry flavors accented by a hint of cracked pepper. Finishes smooth and spicy, with a hint of tannins and good persistence."International Wine Cellar 89 points

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14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Product #28121 (In Stock)
14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

A perennial "Best Seller" in restaurants, and a very fine value in Washington Cabernet. 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon features aromas of red currants and raspberries with subtle hints of spice. Spiced cherry & plum flavors are joined by notes of cocoa and complemented by fine velvety tannins. A little Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Petit Verdot help drive the fruit forward and keep things soft and lush.

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Ch Blouin Bordeaux 2012 Product #28415 (In Stock)
Ch Blouin Bordeaux 2012 Ch Blouin Bordeaux 2012

Here's a classy Bordeaux value to enjoy right now. It's a "Right Bank" blend of 80% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc that delivers pretty aromas and flavors of redcurrant, blackberry, and dark cherry fruit with just the right touch of Bordeaux herb and warm smoked stone. Hard to find estate bottled Bordeaux of this quality at anything like this price today!

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Ferraton Cotes Du Rhone Blanc Samorens 2012 Product #28597 (In Stock)
Ferraton Cotes Du Rhone Blanc Samorens 2012 Ferraton Cotes Du Rhone Blanc Samorens 2012

A refreshing, balanced blend of 60% Grenache Blanc and 40% Clairette from biodynamic producer Ferraton Pere et Fils.  This all-tank white Cotes du Rhone gains body and round, peachy aromas from the Grenache Blanc.  Aromas of white flowers and ripe citrus invite you to take a sip.  Then, the Clairette keeps everything fresh and snappy, and the finish clean.

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Le Paradou Grenache 2012 Product #29048 (In Stock)

From 40-60 year-old Grenache growing in high-altitude vineyards named for a 400 year-old farmhouse.  Bursting with ripe, juicy, strawberry and cherry fruit with rich accents of damp earth and cracked black pepper.  It's full in texture and flavor, but with plenty of body but also a nice sappy freshness.  A bold bistro red to enjoy with or without food and a very nice value.

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Il Falchetto Langhe Chardonnay 2012 Product #27767 (In Stock)
Il Falchetto Langhe Chardonnay 2012 Il Falchetto Langhe Chardonnay 2012

A wine to enjoy at family celebrations – including Thanksgiving – from a family making wine in Italy’s Piemonte region since the mid-1600s.  Today, the latest generation of the Forno family – brothers Giorgio, Fabrizio and Adriano – craft award-winning Brachetto, Barbera, and Dolcetto from their vineyards along the border of the Langhe and Monferato.  And, thanks to Maurizio Farro, now we know they make a great Chardonnay value, too!

The Forno family’s Chardonnay comes from vineyards in Santo Stefano Belbo, about 20 minutes east of Barbaresco.  The sandy clay soils, bright Piemonte sunshine, and long growing season are perfect for getting Chardonnay ripe without losing bright, juicy, acidity. Fermentation and aging entirely in tank (no oak barrels) captures the essence of Chardonnay fruit and lets the grape’s character sing through.

The show opens with generous aromas of fresh fruit – apple, pear, pineapple, and lemon notes – with a captivating accent of fresh crushed mint.  The flavors follow the aromas with plenty of ripe apple, pear, and sweet lemon fruit plus a salty butterscotch element that takes the wine in a more rich, deeply flavored, direction than you’d expect.  The texture here is fantastic, rich enough to fill up your mouth but with no hard edges and a slippery, glycerol, character that makes this go down very, very, easily. A squirt of lemon and green apple acid at the end makes your mouth water as the fresh fruit and salty caramel flavors linger on.  The kind of wine that quenches your thirst and pairs beautifully with salty nuts or savory hors d'oeuvres.  But there’s more than enough complexity and heft here to make this a great dinner table white, too, even for a meal as big and bold as Thanksgiving!

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Fiore Rosso Toscana IGT 2012 Product #28254 (In Stock)
Fiore Rosso Toscana IGT 2012 Fiore Rosso Toscana IGT 2012

Alessandro Fiore got started in the wine business promoting the wines of his father’s estates - Poggio Scalette in Chianti and Castelluccio le More in Emilia Romagna – in Europe and the USA.  So, when Alessandro decided to strike out on his own, it was natural that he turned to Vittorio Fiore for advice and winemaking help.  In 30+ years of consulting across Tuscany, Vittorio had identified a handful of small estates with exceptional quality fruit and wine, but limited marketing resources or skills.  With Vittorio finding and making the wines and Alessandro leading on marketing, Fiore Wine Collection was born.

There are several outstanding wines in this line-up, but tasting the Fiore Rosso IGT stopped us cold.  This “Super-Tuscan” is a blend of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, all grown near the storied towers of Tuscany’s walled city of San Gimignano.  Fermented cool and aged all in tank, the wine opens with generous aromas of black cherry, red- and blackcurrant, and a touch of sweet spice.  In the mouth, it’s flat out exciting, with luscious dark berry and cherry fruit at the core of a lushly textured, velvety, mouthful of wine.  The richness and fruit carry on through the rich, plush, finish where velvet-clad tannins and tangy cherry acids provide support, keep the flavors fresh, and pull you back for another sip.  You can certainly drink this all by itself, but you’ll love it even  more with salami, grilled red and white meats, and even pizza!  A super value Super Tuscan steal!

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Dom Frederic Esmonin Bourgogne Les Genevrieres 2012 Product #28260 (In Stock)
Dom Frederic Esmonin Bourgogne Les Genevrieres 2012 Dom Frederic Esmonin Bourgogne Les Genevrieres 2012

In the short 2012 harvest - after and equally light 2011 - most of the "value" has been chased out of red Burgundy.  So we were pretty shocked, and really delighted, to discover this lovely Bourgogne Rouge from Gevrey Chambertin's well-respected Dom Frederic Esmonin. Pretty aromas of red berries, cherry, wildflower, and earth lead to pure flavors of red fruit, spice, and floral accents.  Light in texture but very flavorful, the fine tannins and bright sour cherry acidity provide just enough structure for food or a year or two in cellar.  A fantastic value in authentic, delicious, 2012 Burgundy.

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Fiore Chianti DOCG Fiore Nero 2012 Product #28382 (In Stock)
Fiore Chianti DOCG Fiore Nero 2012 Fiore Chianti DOCG Fiore Nero 2012

This is the second wine we've featured from Italy's Alessandro Fiore and, like the way over-achieving Super-Tuscan Rosso, it's a lot of wine for the money.  We could give you all kind of descriptive prose about the 2012 Fiore Nero Chianti DOCG - but it all boils down to: "This smells and tastes like Chianti!"  Specifically, a really nice, old-school, Chianti with great fruit and a soft, supple, finish.  Classic Chianti aromas of earthy black cherry and raspberry lead to plenty of dark berry fruit with some nice floral and licorice accents. The black fruit keeps on pumping across the fine tannins at the end as a hint of fresh leather emerges and juicy acids make your mouth water.

In short, it's a very fine Spaghetti House Chianti full of clean, modern, fruit and plenty of old-school fun. Grab a case, bake up a big dish of lasagna, and have a party!

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Carpe Diem Anderson Valley Chardonnay 2012 Product #29078 (In Stock)

Here's a great deal in cool-climate California Chardonnay that delivers both bright, fresh, fruit and a crisp, minerally, finish.  Anderson Valley's cool, crisp, nights and sunshine-filled days makes it outstanding Chardonnay territory. Generous green apple, stone fruit, and pear fruit aromas and flavors get support from chalky minerality and a dash of citrusy acidity on the mouthwatering finish.  Just a touch of oak lends body and a hint of hazelnut.  Crisp, clean, and a steal at this price!

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