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St Kilda Chardonnay Southeastern Australia 2016 Product #32033 (In Stock)
St Kilda Chardonnay Southeastern Australia 2016 St Kilda Chardonnay Southeastern Australia 2016

St. Kilda Chardonnay pretty much exacly what you hope for (but don't often get) in a fine value Chardonnay: refreshing, fruit filled, and balanced.  Take a sniff and enjoy the aromas of ripe pineapple and golden delicious apple. Take a sip and enjoy those same ripe fruit flavors along with just a hint of oak, just enough to round out the flavors and add a hint of nutty complexity; just enough to make the wine really say “Chardonnay” and not “anonymous cheap white wine.”

It finishes fresh and mouthwateringly clean, with just a touch of juicy apple flavor lingering on your palate. If you’ve got a crowd descending on your house for a Mothers’ Day, graduation, or upcoming Fathers’ Day gathering, this is a wine to stock up on a case or two. You’ll have it to pull out any time you need something to serve at a party or just crack open at the end of a long day.

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Kangarilla Road Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2013 Product #31653 (In Stock)
Kangarilla Road Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2013 Kangarilla Road Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2013

The late 2000s were a tough time for Australian wine growers, with wildly dry weather and a collapse in US demand for thick, jammy, over-the-top, Shiraz driving one winery failure after another.  Winemakers like Kangarilla Road's Kevin O'Brian who survived the crisis emerged with a new appreciation for wines that showcased Australia's rich, ripe, fruit in a more balanced, fresh, and even elegant style - in short, wines built for drinking rather than just showing well in competitions.

And McLaren Vale is one of the best regions in Australia for making this transition successfully.  Unlike baking hot Barossa further inland, the Vale lies just off Australia's western coast.  There's still plenty of sunshine and warmth, but it's balanced by cooling breezes and a bit of nighttime chill that locks in flavor and freshness.  In the fine 2013 vintage, Kevin captured the "new" McLaren Vale style perfectly in a 100% Syrah red loaded with red and black fruit, a hint of smoked meat, and pretty accents of licorice and spice.  Great with a steak, for sure, but also fine drinking while the coals are still warming up.

"Medium to deep garnet/purple, the 2013 Shiraz Estate has pretty aromas of black and red cherries plus cloves notes with hints of eucalyptus and lavender. Medium to full-bodied, it has nice freshness, good intensity and grainy, firm tannins. It finishes long."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Beelgara Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Product #31688 (In Stock)
Beelgara Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Beelgara Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2016

No one's quite sure how the Aussie's hit on the idea of importing Bordeaux's white wine recipe - blending snappy Sauv Blanc with richer, creamier, Semillon - but wines like this show why they keep on doing it.  Here 80% Semillon gives melon, stone fruit, body and wet wool complexity while the Sauvignon Blanc adds citrus, herbal notes and overall pop.  Refreshing and fun, this has plenty of body and a nice note of tangerine skin on the full and fleshy finish.

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Pewsey Vale Riesling 2015 Product #30067 (In Stock)
Pewsey Vale Riesling 2015 Pewsey Vale Riesling 2015

FALL FESTIVAL MIX/MATCH 2CS $13.49/EA

Is this the greatest bone-dry Riesling in the world?  It's in the running, but it runs away with "best value" honors in the category and may hold the record for the most 90+ point ratings.  Intense lemon-lime, chalk, and floral herb aromas lead to a sizzling, dry, palate of yellow-green citrus, ginger, white pepper, peach, and more.  Finishes stony, long, and bone dry with a lingering touch of honeysuckle and lime zest.  Brilliant stuff.

"Very pure lemons and limes here that are concentrated, stony and fragrant. There's very pure fruit focus here, as this has the right balance of acid and texture. It's smooth, fleshy, dense, really deep and will drink early and live long."  James Suckling 95-96 points

"Ripe citrus fruits, fig, green tea and a hint of honey on the nose. Shows more roundness and heft than usual for this bottling, offering pliant orange and pear flavors and a subtle touch of honeysuckle. Finishes smooth, seamless and persistent, with a building mineral note and repeating orchard fruit character." Vinous (Raynolds) 90 points

"Starting with pronounced green apples, citrus and white pepper, the 2015 Riesling leads to some notes of coriander seed and jasmine. Light, dry, lively and fresh on the palate, this Riesling is still a little tight, but possesses some spicy hints and great length."Wine Advocate 90 points

"Apple, lemon blossom and pear flavors are lively and open-textured, showing finesse and lingering beautifully on the finish. Drink now through 2025."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Thorn Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz 2015 Product #31176 (In Stock)
Thorn Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz 2015 Thorn Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz 2015

The softer, more immediately-appealing, version of David Clarke's award-winning Thorn-Clark wines. Big, bold, and loaded with earthy fruit and spice.

"Fresh earth, toasted cumin and black tea flavors are dark and dense, with black licorice and thick tannins forming the backdrop to blackberry and plum compote notes. Persistent on the finish. Drink now through 2028."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache Barossa 2014 Product #30771 (In Stock)
Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache Barossa 2014 Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache Barossa 2014

From 50-100 year-old vines, this is always one of Australia's very best Grenache values.

"High-pitched aromas of fresh red berries, candied rose, blood orange and white pepper; smells a lot like an elegant Pinot Noir to me. Clean, racy and vibrant on the palate, with the redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors conveying a weightless quality. Spicy, brisk and gently tannic on the clinging finish. This distinctly graceful wine is extremely easy to drink now but it should age nicely on its balance. These vines were reportedly planted between 1898 and 1973."  Vinous (Reynolds) 90 points

"Pale garnet colored with a hint of purple, the 2014 Grenache Old Bush Vine offers enticing red cherry and raspberry preserves notes accented with suggestions of cinnamon stick, orange peel, red roses and white pepper. Medium-bodied and beautifully delicate in the mouth, it sure doesn't scrimp on the flavor, filling the palate with warm red berries and baking spice cushioned with soft tannins and finishing with great length."Wine Advocate 90+ points

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Pewsey Vale Riesling The Contours 2011 Product #32041 (In Stock)
Pewsey Vale Riesling The Contours 2011 Pewsey Vale Riesling The Contours 2011

If you enjoy the bone dry "regular" Pewsey Vale Riesling, step up to this late release bottling of the estate's best fruit.  Dry, driven, toasty.

"This release deserves some sort of award for consistency, year in and year out. The 2011 is light to medium in body and long, zesty and vibrant on the finish. Aromas and flavors of bergamot, honey (although the wine is completely dry) and toast are classic aged Eden Valley Riesling. Drink now–2030."Wine Enthusiast 93 points

"Up front and refreshing, offering a seamless mix of lime, pear and green apple flavors. This wine's details gain momentum on the finish, where smoke, lanolin, beeswax and chamomile accents add complexity and depth. Drink now through 2027."Wine Spectator 93 points

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