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Alvarez De Toledo Mencia Roble (Bierzo) 2009 Product #29108 (In Stock)
Alvarez De Toledo Mencia Roble (Bierzo) 2009 Alvarez De Toledo Mencia Roble (Bierzo) 2009

Mencia and Bierzo – the region of Spain on the border of verdant Galicia and harsh, dry, Castilla Y Leon – seem made for each other.  In fact, the Mencia grape probably originated here as a mutation of much older, now lost, vines.  And, the Alvarez de Toledo family has about 300 years experience with growing and making wine in Bierzo, so it’s not entirely surprising they got this one right.  This is the kind of nicely fruity, medium-bodied, red that’s fun to drink all by itself and easy to pair with pretty  much anything you put on your weeknight table.  It’s a fine quaffer, but there’s more than enough complexity here if you feel like paying attention.

"Balsamic, leather, and black fruits are the principal notes struck by this suave effort that over-delivers in a big way. Like its older sibling, it can be enjoyed now but will have more to say in 2-3 years."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Tres Ojos Old Vines Garnacha Calatayud 2012 Product #29496 (In Stock)
Tres Ojos Old Vines Garnacha Calatayud 2012 Tres Ojos Old Vines Garnacha Calatayud 2012

Here's an outstanding value from little-known Calatayud in Spain that will do just as well on the bar for a party as it will with roasted meats or robust sausage.  It's based on 85% Garnacha from 40-50 year old bush-trained vines that have to dig deep into their non-irrigated soils for water and nutrients.  About 7% each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo add structure and some black fruit notes and a dash of Syrah give meaty spice.

The 2011 edition was one of our best-selling red value favorites of both 2013 and 2014, and the new vintage cranks up the intensity and depth even more.  The aromas are robust and fresh, with generous dollops of raspberry, violet and spice (just from the grapes - no oak used at all!).  The flavors follow with more raspberry and sweet cherry fruit, hints of dark chocolate and more spice.  With air, the fruit gets darker and richer, but a touch of citrusy acid and light, crisp, tannins keeps things fresh even as complex flavors of balsamic and baked strawberry linger.  Supple enough for a party, structured enough for most anything you’ll pull off the grill, and a steal of a deal, too!

"A very honest, fresh and fruit-driven red with aromas of cherries, garrigue and thyme with a medium-bodied palate, some weight and tannins that would do better with food. This is a red that sells for a song."Wine Advocate 88 points

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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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Silver Ridge Pinot Noir California 2012 Product #29234 (In Stock)
Silver Ridge Pinot Noir California 2012 Silver Ridge Pinot Noir California 2012

The best thing about big harvests in great years like 2012 is how many top-notch "little" wines get made.  Here you'll find generous aromas of cherry, cranberry and mint leading to flavors of maraschino cherry, plum, and red berry with just a hint of spice and orange blossom. The light, fresh, texture, soft tannins, and juicy acids make this a delicious quaffer, although there's enough support for it to work with salmon or pork.  Outstanding value in balanced, easygoing, Pinot Noir.

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Marquis De Hautevigne Buzet Cabernet Merlot 2012 Product #29364 (In Stock)
Marquis De Hautevigne Buzet Cabernet Merlot 2012 Marquis De Hautevigne Buzet Cabernet Merlot 2012

Like it's neighbor Cahors, Buzet was once a bustling source of robust reds for export to England and beyond (before those nasty Bordelais started taxing wine moving up the Gironde to the sea). Today, it's starting to reemerge as a fine value source for rich, soft, Bordeaux-style wines without the Bordeaux price tag.

This little beauty from the Buzet co-op is a fine example of what can be done with Bordeaux grapes here in France's Southwest - and one of the few no-sulfur added wines in the store.  Cabernet for structure and Merlot for plum fruit with time in fine oak barrels (the co-op makes their own!) for a soft, supple, complexity.  Plump, ripe cherry and currant fruit gets just the right touch of spice, tobacco, and fresh herb to go with the finely tannic finish. Very good value here.

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Bobal De Sanjuan Vinas Viejas 2012 Product #29655 (In Stock)
Bobal De Sanjuan Vinas Viejas 2012 Bobal De Sanjuan Vinas Viejas 2012

Big and rich with plenty of power and a nice floral note, too.

"This 100% Bobal (60 to 80-year-old vines), aged four months in concrete, represents a terrific buy. It possesses excellent delineation as well as lots of blueberry and sweet and sour cherry fruit intermixed with notions of chalk and strawberries. Medium-bodied and fruity with attractive texture as well as purity, it should drink well for several years."Wine Advocate 88 points

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Dom La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone 2012 Product #28657 (In Stock)
Dom La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone 2012 Dom La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone 2012

A 100% Grenache from this family-owned, organic estate with holdings in an area of unique terroir in the Southern Rhone known as "Le Plan de Dieu," whose soil is full of 'galets,' the smooth, round stones characteristic of the region. While the aromas have that classic herbal garrigue note, on the palate the fruit is bold, satisfying, and ripe flavors of blackberries and luciously ripe raspberries.

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Jackhammer Pinot Noir Central Coast 2012 Product #29212 (In Stock)
Jackhammer Pinot Noir Central Coast 2012 Jackhammer Pinot Noir Central Coast 2012

Yes, the label and name lack a little Burgundian class.  But this is seriously delicious Central Coast Pinot Noir that tastes just like – wait for it – California Pinot Noir!  The talent and experience of the team that formed this value Pinot producer help, but the real secret here is probably California’s outstanding 2012 harvest.  So, here we have perfectly ripe fruit at a very Pinot-like 13.5% abv, all aged in neutral French oak.  Big, rich, aromas of macerated Bing cherries, spice, and a touch of Central Coast cola.  Round and supple in the mouth with more ripe cherry and strawberry fruit complicated by notes of damp earth, smoke, and cola.  The texture is silky smooth, but there’s enough structure here to work with grilled salmon, seared mushrooms, or even lean beef.  A fine Pinot value.

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Abadia De Acon Ribera Del Duero Roble 2012 Product #29269 (In Stock)
Abadia De Acon Ribera Del Duero Roble 2012 Abadia De Acon Ribera Del Duero Roble 2012

Here's an outstanding value in Ribera del Duero Tempranillo, all the better for spending just a few months in barrel. Generous aromas of crushed berries, chocolate and spice lead to a rich, but vibrant, palate of plump red and black fruit with accents of cracked pepper, sandalwood, and spice.  There's a touch of orange zest bite on the finish for added complexity.  Easy drinking, great value.

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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.

"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

“The 2012 Paso a Paso Tempranillo is even better. Aged six months in neutral French oak, it displays a savory, slightly fleshier style than its organic cousin. A sleeper of the vintage, it reveals a deep plum/purple color along with a sweet bouquet of black currants and jammy black cherries, excellent purity and texture, and a medium-bodied finish. This delicious red is an outrageous value. Drink it over the next 1-2 years.”Wine Advocate 89 points

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Andre Brunel Grenache VDP 2012 Product #29394 (In Stock)
Andre Brunel Grenache VDP 2012 Andre Brunel Grenache VDP 2012

Here’s a big mouthful of easy-to-love Rhone red wine at a very attractive price. Brunel purchases Grenache (90%) and Carignan from vineyards to the North of Orange (mostly Cotes du Rhone, some outside the region).  The grapes are fully destemmed and raised in tank to let all of the juicy, ripe, fruit shine through.  Classic Rhone red aromas of ripe strawberries and dark raspberries jump from the glass and lead to soft, wide-open, flavors of red raspberry, cherry, and a touch of “garigue” – the resinous note similar to the wild rosemary and thyme that grow here.  Clean and juicy on the fruit-filled finish, this is easy to enjoy solo and will handle a wide range of foods at table.  Just delicious and pretty irresistible at the price!

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Cantele Primitivo 2012 Product #29641 (In Stock)
Cantele Primitivo 2012 Cantele Primitivo 2012

A fresh, juicy, easy-drinking take on Zinfandel's Italian cousin. A tasty value!

"The 2012 Primitivo offers a steady and simple interpretation of one of Puglia's most important red grapes. The wine flows over the palate with smooth intensity, imparting plenty of fresh fruit, licorice and roasted nut along the way. Drying mineral notes give the wine a better sense of focus and balance. All said and done, this is an easy-going red wine to pair with meatloaf or pork chops. It ages in neutral oak for up to eight months."Wine Advocate 87 points

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Colsanto Ruris Umbria 2012 Product #29743 (In Stock)

Here's our single best-selling Italian wine of the past five years - a fantastic value that tastes like it costs twice as much as it does. The wine is mainly (70%) Sangiovese and delivers plenty of that variety's juicy black cherry fruit. But, the 20% Merlot in the blend rounds out the mid-palate and keeps the wine soft while the secret ingredient -- 10% Sagrantino -- adds spice and complexity uncommon in Umbrian wines. Sure, it goes well with pizza and robust pasta sauces, but there's enough going on to handle game and hard, salty, cheeses and a soft enough finish just to drink at a party. Fantastic value.

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Bodegas Filon Real Garnacha Calatayud 2012 Product #29816 (In Stock)
Bodegas Filon Real Garnacha Calatayud 2012 Bodegas Filon Real Garnacha Calatayud 2012

Another in a long line of stunning Spanish values from remote Calatayud, south of Rioja and east of Ribera del Duero.  At 2,500 feet altitude, these 50 year-old Garnacha vines grow slowly and give small crops of ripe, concentrated fruit.  Old-school, natural, farming gets a touch of modern magic in the winery as the powerful young wine ages 6 months in French oak for polish and an extra dose of spice.  It’s big, rich, and pumps out loads of dark, spicy, raspberry fruit from front to back before a juicy finish provides lift and refreshment.  As Josh Reynolds says, this “delivers incredible value.”

"All garnacha, from vines that were reportedly planted over 50 years ago. Aged in French oak for six months.  Saturated ruby. Fresh red berries, allspice and rose on the nose, with a lively mineral nuance adding vibrancy and lift. Offers intense fresh raspberry and spicecake flavors, along with notes of white pepper, candied flowers and smoky minerals. Supple and seamless and but nicely focused too, finishing with strong thrust and silky tannins that add gentle grip. Delivers incredible value, with the sort of finesse that I seldom find in any wine priced under $30, much less $20."  Vinous (Reynolds) 91 points

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Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2012 375ml Product #28211 (In Stock)
Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2012 375ml Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2012 375ml

This is yet another in a long line of fantastic Sauvignon Blancs from the good folks at Honig. This blend of 96% Sauvignon Blanc, 1% Muscat and 3% Semillon has lovely aromas of orange blossom and grapefruit are accompanied by lemon, melon, peach and nectarine flavors that are ripe, juicy and refreshing. Medium bodied with a crisp, refreshing, slightly minerally finish.  Just delicious stuff!

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Calcu Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Product #29418 (In Stock)
Calcu Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Calcu Sauvignon Blanc 2012

From cool, high-altitude, vineyards at the base of the Andes, this Sauvignon Blanc delivers plenty of ripeness balanced by juicy, fresh, citrusy acidity.  Aromas of white grapefruit, melon, orange zest and fresh grass carryout over to a big mouthful of juicy, zesty, flavors and mouthwatering acidity.  Drink it cold by the pool or let it warm up a bit and enjoy with salad, poultry, or cheese.

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Seifried Gewurztraminer 2012 Product #28264 (In Stock)
Seifried Gewurztraminer 2012 Seifried Gewurztraminer 2012

This fresh, floral Gewurz from New Zealand, of all places, checks all the boxes as soon as you put your nose in the glass!  Aromas of rose petals, rock candy, and tropical fruit will have you bracing yourself for a richer white.  While the floral character persists on the palate, a refreshing burst of lime-juicy acidity balances a bit of fruitiness makes this the perfect wine for summer salads full of aromatic herbs.

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Manincor Kalterersee Keil Schiava 2012 Product #28398 (In Stock)
Manincor Kalterersee Keil Schiava 2012 Manincor Kalterersee Keil Schiava 2012

Schiava has historically been the workhorse grape of Alto Adige, making either a light, tart, rustic reddish wine on its own or blended with more aromatic Pinot Noir and robust Lagrein for a heartier red.  But when it's grown carefully - in this case, biodynamically - and with low yields and treated with respect in the winery, Schiava can be absolutely delicious!

The ripeness of the warm 2012 harvest shows here in the dark (for Schiava, anyway) lavender color that still remains very clear and transparent and pretty in the glass.  The aromas and flavors feature tangy black cherry, loamy earth, licorice root, and a whiff of smoke (from the grape, not oak).  It's light and transparent on the palate with a touch of cherry pit, toasted almond, and almost citrusy acidity on the mouthwatering finish. Sort of like Chinon meets Beaujolais or like Grignolino with less tannin, but definitely delicious with a light chill and with pretty much any food you can imagine - certainly pasta, but try it with fried chicken, too! 

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Mas De La Barben l'Improviste Rouge 2010 Product #29302 (In Stock)
Mas De La Barben l'Improviste Rouge 2010 Mas De La Barben l'Improviste Rouge 2010

Lots of delicious wines in the Rhone section of the store, but few more pure, fine, fun to drink that this.  The classic Sud Grenache (60%)/Syrah (30%) blend gets a snap of spice from 10% Cinsault here, but no oak.  Aromas of warm spiced fruit waft from the glass with lots of stone and gravel lurking underneath. In your mouth, a delicious burst of fresh, ripe, cherry/berry fruit doesn't obscure the Languedoc's typical sweet spice, garrigue, and warm stone flavors. Finishes fresh and firm, with fine tannins and mouthwatering acids that pull you back for another sip.  Excellent value here.

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Angulo Innocenti Cabernet Sauvignon La Consulta 2012 Product #29458 (In Stock)
Angulo Innocenti Cabernet Sauvignon La Consulta 2012 Angulo Innocenti Cabernet Sauvignon La Consulta 2012

A fine value in rich Mendoza Cabernet!

"Cut from the same cloth [as the Malbec] in terms of its silkiness and opulence is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, which was also aged in equal parts neutral tanks and oak for seven months. It exhibits lots of plump black currant fruit interwoven with licorice, cedarwood, tobacco leaf and spice box. Round, generous and medium to full-bodied without a hard edge to be found, it should drink nicely for 3-4 years."Wine Advocate 89 points

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