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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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Drei Dona Le Vigne Nuove Sangiovese Emilia Romagna 2012 Product #30483 (In Stock)
Drei Dona Le Vigne Nuove Sangiovese Emilia Romagna 2012 Drei Dona Le Vigne Nuove Sangiovese Emilia Romagna 2012

Tuscan Sangiovese gets all the glory, but Italy's most important black grape shines almost anywhere in Italy where warm sunshine is balanced by cool nights and were sandy clay soils balance water availability with good drainage.  Sangiovese has thrived in Emilia-Romagna, just north of Tuscany, for centeruies and on the Drei Dona farm in for a couple hundred years, at least.

This bottling, from the estate's younger vines and more forward barrels, is a fine choice for casual sipping and dining, especially with rich pastas or savory pizza.  You'll find generous dollops of Sangiovese's typical bright cherry fruit on the nose and palate, plus a nice dose of meaty, leathering, complexity and hints of licorice and violets from 15% other local grapes.  It turns a bit meatier and richer with air, but juicy acids and dusty tannins keep this fresh and fun from first sip to last.

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Colsanto Ruris Umbria 2012 Product #29743 (In Stock)
Colsanto Ruris Umbria 2012 Colsanto Ruris Umbria 2012

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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Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2012 Product #30396 (In Stock)
Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2012 Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2012

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.

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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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High Note Andes Red Blend Mendoza 2012 Product #30115 (In Stock)
High Note Andes Red Blend Mendoza 2012 High Note Andes Red Blend Mendoza 2012

"The 2012 High Note Red Blend is a blend of Malbec and Syrah with 10% Bonarda from different zones of Mendoza, the Uco Valley and Rivadavia. A new offering, it is more aromatic and lighter-colored, with notes of flowers, red fruits and cherries. It is medium to light-bodied, fluid, easy to drink and pleasant. A wine for the thirsty and a very good value. Drink 2014-2016."Wine Advocate 89 points

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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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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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Dom Rose Dieu Cotes Du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu 2012 Product #30369 (In Stock)
Dom Rose Dieu Cotes Du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu 2012 Dom Rose Dieu Cotes Du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu 2012

Damien Rozier crafts this robust, gutsy, red from about 80% Grenache and dollops of Syrah and Mourvedre grown on the hot, Mistral-swept, stretch of old Rhone riverbed called Plan de Dieu.  To the east, Gigondas and Vacqueyras perch along the hills of the Dentelles de Montmirail; to the south, the small hill holding “the Pope’s New Castle” rises and looks down on the sandier soils of Chateauneuf du Pape.  Here, though, the ancient Rhone River’s smoothed pebbles are salted through a hard, dense, clay that runs down 10 meters to rock (and water) below.

The 20-40 year-old vines have to work hard here, and so does Damien, farming without use of chemical herbicides or pesticides, working his vines by hand, and sorting out all but the most perfect fruit and aging his wine in French oak for a year.  It sure tastes like all that hard work was worth it!  The wine serves up big, boisterous, aromas of crushed blackberries, black cherry conserves, and super-ripe raspberry with earthy accents of black licorice, hot stone, spice and garrigue.  On the palate, the flavors stay dark, rich, and ripe but a big dose of fresh blackberry juice provides lift and a welcome jolt of tanginess.  The fine-grained tannins give this a just right amount of structure, enough to make this a fantastic match for burgers, pizza, or gilled lamb but not too much to interfere with happy solo sipping.  A straight-ahead, juicy, fun to drink, food-friendly, Cotes du Rhone at a fine, imported just for us, price.

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X Winery Big Gun Red 2012 Product #28621 (In Stock)
X Winery Big Gun Red 2012 X Winery Big Gun Red 2012

Here's a powerhouse blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 12% Syrah and 6% Tempranillo drawn from vineyards across California and given 12 months in 40% new French oak.  Bold aromas and flavors of blackberry, candied cherry, and a lash of baking spice packaged in a rich, creamy, textured wine that will definitely coat your palate and fill up your mouth with layers and layers of flavor.  Finishes with a touch of juicy, tangy, fruit and hints of toasted oak, violet, spice, and vanilla that linger on.  A great party red and a fine match for grilled or roasted meats or mushrooms.

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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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Santa Tresa Cerasuolo Di Vittoria 2012 Product #29642 (In Stock)
Santa Tresa Cerasuolo Di Vittoria 2012 Santa Tresa Cerasuolo Di Vittoria 2012

Cerasuolo di Vittoria is Sicily's only DOCG - Italy's highest quality designation for a region - and made its reputation on blending gutsy, black fruited, Nero d'Avola with lighter, fresher, Frappato.  "Cerasuolo" means "cherry-like," and you'll find plenty of that here in a vibrant, juicy, and fun to drink red for almost any food.  Suckling's 91 point review for the 2011 fits here as well. "This has a wonderful intensity of cherry and berry fruit with dried strawberry character. Medium to full body, bright acidity and a clean finish."

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Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2012 Product #30360 (In Stock)
Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2012 Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2012

Another fine value vintage from this long-time favorite.

"This well-known Bordeaux Superieur, which has a fabulous reputation for aging 20-30 years in certain vintages, comes from proprietor Xavier Milhad. The 2012, a blend of 78% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, has a dense ruby/plum color and attractive, juicy blackcurrant fruit. Supple, round and generous, this is an over-achiever and a sleeper of the vintage. Drink it over the next 5-10 years, although I wouldn’t be surprised if it lasts longer."Wine Advocate 87 points

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Renzo Masi Chianti Riserva 2012 Product #30400 (In Stock)
Renzo Masi Chianti Riserva 2012 Renzo Masi Chianti Riserva 2012

Simple?  Yes - Simply delicious! Pizza/pasta Chianti with just a touch more sophistication and complexity than you'd expect at this fine value price. Pop, pour, enjoy!

"Lean and taut, with cherry, currant and earth flavors. Shows a sense of balance, as well as tobacco and mineral accents on the finish."Wine Spectator 88 points

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Lucignano Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2012 Product #30405 (In Stock)
Lucignano Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2012 Lucignano Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2012

One of the most consistently popular Chianti reds comes from the hills around Florence.  As always, it's a round, black-fruited, wine loaded with soft black cherry and plum flavors and just the right touch of earthy spice.  Juicy and a touch tangy on the finish, it's a solid choice for burgers, pasta, pizza or just to sip on its own. Nicely priced, too!

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Peirano Estate The Other Red Lodi 2012 Product #30454 (In Stock)
Peirano Estate The Other Red Lodi 2012 Peirano Estate The Other Red Lodi 2012

Not quite sure about the label, but there's definitely some sex-appeal to this big, rich, red.  A blend of Cabernet  Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah from California's Lodi region, this pumps out big aromas and flavors of black cherry, red plum, blackcurrant and more with subtle accents of herb and oak spice.  Creamy and mouthfilling for sure, but not heavy (just 13.7% abv) and finishing juicy and soft with a notes of pomegranate, cherry, vanilla and spice lingering.  Fun stuff!

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Dashe Cellars Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2012 375ml Product #30018 (In Stock)
Dashe Cellars Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2012 375ml Dashe Cellars Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2012 375ml

Here's a ripe, balanced, Zinfandel that will be as much fun to pair with bold foods as it is to just enjoy on its own.

"Bright ruby-red. Red berry and cherry aromas are brightened by cracked pepper and fresh flowers. A tangy midweight that offers fresh cherry and raspberry flavors, energizing acidity and a silky texture. Gains sweetness on the finish, with the peppery note repeating."International Wine Cellar 89 points

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Thorn Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz 2012 Product #30485 (In Stock)

"Smoky cherry and blackcurrant aromas are sharpened and lifted by a peppery quality and a hint of candied flowers. Supple and broad on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering sweet black and blue fruit flavors and a touch of olive that becomes stronger with air. Finishes with echoing blue fruit and olive notes, good length and just a whisper of tannins."  Vinous (Reynolds)  88 points

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Varner Chardonnay Foxglove 2012 Product #28702 (In Stock)
Varner Chardonnay Foxglove 2012 Varner Chardonnay Foxglove 2012

As Robert Parker has often said about Foxglove Chardonnay, "These are among the finest values readers will find anywhere in the world." In the outstanding 2012 vintage, this is once again a no-oak, no-malo, Chardonnay from Santa Barbara and Paso Robles. Generous flavors of honeysuckle, lemon, pear, and yellow apple swirl through a richly textured wine that snaps into focus on the bright, crisp, finish.  Delicious stuff and fine, fine, value.

"The 2012 Chardonnay Foxglove is my favorite of the bunch and gives up clean and classy white peach, apple blossom and subtle spice in its medium-bodied, juicy and delicious style. Brought up in stainless steel, it’s hard to beat at the price and should be purchased by the case for drinking over the coming year or so."Wine Advocate 89 points

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