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Rubus Cabernet Sauvignon California 2015 Product #31862 (In Stock)
Rubus Cabernet Sauvignon California 2015 Rubus Cabernet Sauvignon California 2015

If you're looking for subtle, elegant, sophisticated California Cabernet...then look elsewhere.  Because this is rowdy, pumped up, boldly fruited, vanilla and chocolate-laced Cab with French oak spice and a finish as plump as a feather pillow.  Importer and Master Sommelier Fran Kysela created the Rubus label so he could find under-appreciated fruit in great growing regions and turn it into crowd-pleasing wines a wallet-delighting prices.  This is the best we've tasted in the series, with good heft (at just 13.5% abv) and oodles of chocolate-covered cherry fruit and sweet oak spice.  Soft enough to sip at a casual cookout, bold enough to enjoy with burgers, steaks or lamb, and affordable enough to share with a crowd.

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Bliss Family Blissful Red Blend 2014 Product #32003 (In Stock)
Bliss Family Blissful Red Blend 2014 Bliss Family Blissful Red Blend 2014

While “Blissful Red” is play on this winegrowing family’s name, it’s also a pretty good description of how you’ll feel about this old fashioned “mixed blacks” blend at a very “old school” California price!  Irv Bliss fell in love with California’s Central Coast during a visit in the 1930s and then – a few years later – purchased this 450 acre Medocino estate at auction sight unseen.  Today his grandchildren continue to farm grapes here, selling some of their crop and – just like Irv – making a bit of wine for family, friends – and you!

Back in 1930s California, the notion of planting a vineyard to a single grape varietal was just getting started, so Irv followed in local tradition and planted his field to a mixture of grapes that had historically done well in the region.  This wine is an homage to Irv, blending Primitivo, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Merlot, Barbera, Cab and Syrah to create a delicious “kitchen sink” red blend.  It's nice and dark and full of ripe, spicy, fruit - think briary raspberry, blackberry and cherry - with a hint of herb and Italian structure.  A great gush of cherry fruit, earth, smoke and spice pops on the juicy finish.  At just 13.5% alcohol (and a great sale price), it’s definitely the kind of wine you can enjoy all day long with pasta, pizza, burgers, sausages, and lots and lots of friends!

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Ch Haut Queray Bordeaux Superieur 2016 Product #32556 (In Stock)
Ch Haut Queray Bordeaux Superieur 2016 Ch Haut Queray Bordeaux Superieur 2016

Even as 2015 Bordeaux begin to arrive in the USA, excitement is building for vintage 2016.  A wet winter, followed by a dry summer with just enough rain to keep the vines working, delivered wines of pristine ripeness with sweet, supple, tannins, loads of fruit, and unbelievable supple tannins.  As Wine Advocate said in their 2016 barrel tasting summary, “You will love these wines.”

As always, the best thing about a great Bordeaux vintage is how the “little guys” were able to make compelling wines that sell for a song.  Here, three women – Madam Martine Borderie with her daughter and daughter-in-law – have crafted a magnificent, pure, Bordeaux from this 200 year-old Right Bank estate just outside Lussac Saint-Emilion.  It’s 100% Merlot and made without one stick of wood.  But the aromas, flavors, and texture all scream “classic Bordeaux.”  Aromas and flavors of black and redcurrant, sweet spice, and subtle tobacco-like herb jump from the glass and coat your palate in a wine that’s silky through the middle and appetizingly dry on the long, spicy, finish.  Drink it this year with holiday lamb or beef dishes and leave a few bottles in the stylish wood case to develop even more complexity through 2021.

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Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2015 Product #31600 (In Stock)
Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2015 Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2015

Poppy's a pretty much perfect Paso party cab.  No, it's not terribly serious, but the boisterous fruit, smoky oak, and sweet spice aromas and flavors are forward and ready to play. Juicy and fleshy on the palate with smooth, supple, tannins and a nice lash of black fruit, smoke and spice on the smooth, fresh, finish.  Easy drinking fun.

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San Lorenzo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2014 Product #31970 (In Stock)
San Lorenzo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2014 San Lorenzo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2014

The best vintage ever for this consistently ripe, round, and soft Montepulciano. Dark, chocolaty, aromas and flavors of ripe blackberry, cherry, and plum fruit gain complexity from hints of cocoa, licorice and coffee. The texture is a bit broader and deeper than usual (oddly in what should be a lighter vintage), giving the wine a compelling mix of power and freshness - kind of a zesty richness.  Try it!

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Castello La Leccia Vivaio del Cavaliere Toscana Rosso 2015 Product #32021 (In Stock)
Castello La Leccia Vivaio del Cavaliere Toscana Rosso 2015 Castello La Leccia Vivaio del Cavaliere Toscana Rosso 2015

An estate dating from 1077 is going to have deep roots, but it's especially exciting when a strong sense of tradition gets paired with a touch of modern innovation. Owner/winegrower  Francesco Daddi has gone "back to the future" a bit by converting this prime estate near Castellina in Chianti to 100% organic farming and returning to the practice of blending Malvasia Nera with his Chianti Sangiovese.

Here he innovates by selecting small lots of what could be Chianti Classico, giving them a lighter extraction and then bottling 85% Sangiovese and 15% Malvasia with zero time in oak.  The result is a festive, fun, wine that's bursting with juicy black cherry, a hint of licorice root, and lots of floral complexity.  The structure is friendly - fresh and lightly tannic - inviting summer sipping with a light chill or warming it up and airing it out so more dark, spicy, fruit emerges to pair with pizza, pasta or richer foods.  Delicious stuff.

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Bodegas Carrau Tannat De Reserva 2015 Product #32078 (In Stock)
Bodegas Carrau Tannat De Reserva 2015 Bodegas Carrau Tannat De Reserva 2015

No one really knows why an obscure and - as the name suggests - often hard-edged grape from France's Southwest found it's perfect home in Uruguay.  But one taste of this perfect for picnicking  100% Tannat, should convince you that the grape can have some friendly style, too.  Ripe Tannat grapes grown on Urugay's coastal vineyards - where the climate and soils are pretty much identical to Bordeaux - gets a gentle fermentation and then 2 full years in neutral oak barrel to soften up and emerge ready to gulp.  Aromas and flavors feature fresh red berry and cherry fruit with a pretty dash of spice and very fine-grained tannins.  The fruit-filled, supple, finish and fresh mid-palate make this a great all around summer red with a chill and very enjoyable with richer foods, too.  If you enjoy Malbec from cooler slices of Argentina or juicy American red blends, then this is going to be a treat!

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Bonny Doon Grenache Clos de Gilroy 2013 Product #32443 (In Stock)
Bonny Doon Grenache Clos de Gilroy 2013 Bonny Doon Grenache Clos de Gilroy 2013

Technically, this is "The Wine Formerly Known as Clos de Gilroy" as the fruit is now from just outside California's garlic capital. "Clos, but no Cigare" as Randall Graham says - a bit of wordplay for long-time fans of California's somewhat loony, iconoclastic, and very dedicated Rhone Ranger pioneer.  Regardless, this is another in a long line of zesty, easy to love, quaffers made in a classic Cotes du Rhone style.  Mostly Grenache with a touch of Mourvedre, it's loaded with crushed strawberry and raspberry fruit supported by a dose of loamy earth, a dash of cracked black pepper, and plenty of garrigue.  Don't overthink this one.  Just crack it open, pour a big slug, and get on with whatever you were planning to cook or do.  The wine won't get in the way but it will add a nice burst of delicious fun to the proceedings!

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Fiore Chianti Concreto 2015 Product #32489 (In Stock)

Chianti's Sangiovese grape needs a little air while it's maturing to tame its sharp tannins, which is why most Chianti spends time in some kind of wood barrel.  Here the Fiore family has taken ripe, juicy, fruit-filled Sangiovese that's fermented in steel and ages it not in wood but in concrete tanks.  Like oak, concrete allows a bit of air to seep into the wine to round off the tannins, but it avoids adding oak flavor (or oak tannins).  The result is a rarity - a 100% Sangiovese Chianti that's not only great with pizza, pasta, and grilled foods.  It's also just fun to drink as a refreshing anytime red wine value!  Plenty of juicy cherry and red berry fruit holds center stage with subtle hints of juniper and herb.  Full and fleshy on the palate and then mouthwateringly fresh on the smooth, generous, finish.  A "Concreto" success!

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La Tremenda Monastrell Alicante 2014 Product #32629 (In Stock)
La Tremenda Monastrell Alicante 2014 La Tremenda Monastrell Alicante 2014

"Mendoza" is the winemaker's name - this is all Spanish Monestrel, packing a bold punch of flavor with nice, velvety, texture.  A "Tremenda" value!

"This wine has six months in used 500-liter barrels and a variable time in vat, between six months and one year. The 2014 feels very tender, it has the esparto grass austerity of the stony vineyards with the chalky soils and a myriad of Mediterranean herbs. They used some stems for the fermentation, which added a fine thread and makes it subtly textured. It has the dusty tannins and the saline tastiness of the limestone soils. It represents a superb value and a great introduction to the Monastrell from Alicante; the price is hard to believe."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2013 375ml Product #30015 (In Stock)
Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2013 375ml Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2013 375ml

Half Bottle.  A blend of Sangiovese plus 5% each of Colorino and Merlot aged in neutral cask.  Pretty and fresh with enough cut to handle red sauce nicely.

"Pretty cherry and strawberry notes pick up light touches of spice in this red, which is elegant, but needs air to show the fruit and tone down the oak. Fine length. Drink now through 2019."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Colsanto Ruris Umbria 2013 Product #30794 (In Stock)
Colsanto Ruris Umbria 2013 Colsanto Ruris Umbria 2013

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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Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Schiava 2015 Product #30795 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Schiava  2015 Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Schiava  2015

Schiava (also called Vernatsch or Trollinger) was actually the region’s most planted grape for many years – with 60% of total vineyard area – until Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay began to supplant it.  That’s too bad, because the light, crisp, and juicy red wines this local grape makes are fun to drink and pair well with a wide range of foods.

Reflecting the cultural and linguistic diversity of Alto Adige, the Schiava grape is called “Kalterersee” in the local dialect of the region around Lake Caldaro.  Grapes for this beauty grew on loamy, limestone gravel soils at 230-450 meters above the Lake and were fermented and aged entirely in tank. A delicious farmhouse red, loaded with red berry fruit, a hint of smoke, and a bright gentle finish.  Kind of like a ripe Chinon (but without the herbal notes), this is delicious with a light chill and shines with everyday foods and cured meats.  A tad more rich and round in the warm 2015 harvest, but still a refreshingly great value!

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Recorba Ribera Del Duero Tinto 2015 Product #31532 (In Stock)
Recorba Ribera Del Duero Tinto 2015 Recorba Ribera Del Duero Tinto 2015

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.  A huge “bang for the buck” Tempranillo to enjoy by itself or with pretty much anything you’d put on the grill.

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Tilia Cabernet Mendoza 2015 Product #31734 (In Stock)
Tilia Cabernet Mendoza 2015 Tilia Cabernet Mendoza 2015

A very fine Cabernet value, this is plump with dark currant fruit and accents of chocolate and herb, finishing ripe and easier than the review suggests.  Nice stuff.

"The grapes for the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon were harvested at three different points of ripeness to achieve better balance and complexity. This usually has some Syrah from Barrancas in east Mendoza. There are varietal aromas, clearly herbal, perhaps a little blurry, in the shape of tobacco leaves, blackberries and a touch of spice. The palate is soft, with some dusty tannins giving it an austere profile."Wine Advocate 89 points

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La Combe Perdue Grenache Mediterranee 2015 Product #31756 (In Stock)
La Combe Perdue Grenache Mediterranee 2015 La Combe Perdue Grenache Mediterranee 2015

Like your reds really rich, really mouth-filling, and really loaded with ripe raspberry and roasted strawberry Grenache fruit plus a big dose of Rhonish garrigue and spice?  If so, this simply staggering value is for you.  From vineyards all across the Rhone, it's 100% tank-raised Grenache that explodes with super dark, ripe, almost jammy red fruit ("confit of raspberry" sounds so much better than "jammy")  plus bold notes of thyme, rosemary and pepper before finishing with a big gush of fruit.  Nothing subtle here, but loads of fun.

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San Crispino Chianti Classico 2014 Product #31790 (In Stock)
San Crispino Chianti Classico 2014 San Crispino Chianti Classico 2014

Proof that not all Chianti Classico is "serious" - although this is seriously fun to drink!  It's 100% Sangiovese from the best part of the Chianti zone with minimal wood influence.  It's bursting with juicy black cherry fruit with just a touch of earthy/leathery accents and spice. Really pumps out generous fruit over nicely grippy tannins.  An excellent value for pizza and pasta.

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High Note Andes Red Blend Mendoza 2013 Product #32047 (In Stock)
High Note Andes Red Blend Mendoza 2013 High Note Andes Red Blend Mendoza 2013

"Bright, medium-deep red. Expressive aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate and licorice; there's something Napa-like about the glossy torrefaction notes. Sweet, supple and nicely concentrated, with a pliant texture giving this wine plenty of early appeal. But the dark fruit flavors are nicely supported by substantial ripe, oak-influenced tannins. Delivers good stuffing for the price."   Vinous (Raynolds) 88 points

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Boekenhoutskloof Wolftrap Red 2016 Product #32253 (In Stock)
Boekenhoutskloof Wolftrap Red 2016 Boekenhoutskloof Wolftrap Red 2016

Pay attention to the "South Africa" origin or not as you please.  This wine speaks a global language:  YUM.  Rich, ripe, Syrah gives this deep fruit while powerful Mourvedre adds earthy complexity and grip.  The touch of Viognier fermented with the Syrah lifts the aromas and keeps things fresh. A lightly smoky note calls out  for grilled or roasted foods. Fun stuff at a party, too.

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Ch Lieumenant Bordeaux Superieur 2015 Product #32321 (In Stock)
Ch Lieumenant Bordeaux Superieur 2015 Ch Lieumenant Bordeaux Superieur 2015

Great vintages in Bordeaux mean great values - because the "little" wines excel, too!  Chateau bottled at this Entre-Deux-Mers property, this is real, drinkable, Bordeaux at a fine value price. Aromas of currant, cedar, tobacco earth and smoke lead to a fruit-filled palate of cherry and blackcurrant and a nice dash of cedar and herb.  Chocolatey smooth in the middle before firming up nicely on the back.  Ready now.

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