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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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Falesco Vitiano Rosso Umbria 2014 Product #32395 (In Stock)
Falesco Vitiano Rosso Umbria 2014 Falesco Vitiano Rosso Umbria 2014

An Italian blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese that would be a $20 "super-Tuscan" - if only it didn't come from neighboring Umbria!  This is rich and round with dark cherry and red currant fruit, moderate acidity and nicely chewy tannins.  Turns spicier and smoother with air, making this a great choice for everything from cookouts to spaghetti dinners to cool weather parties.

"A soft and velvety texture red with orange peel, chocolate and plum aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, fresh acidity and a flavorful finish. Subtle at the same time. This is always one of Italy's excellent value reds."  James Suckling 91 points

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Casa Santos Lima Confidencial Reserva 2014 Product #32573 (In Stock)
Casa Santos Lima Confidencial Reserva 2014 Casa Santos Lima Confidencial Reserva 2014

A staggering value!  Dark black raspberry, plum, purple flowers, cocoa powder and dusty mineral scents are just some of the aromas showing on the complex nose.  As in past releases, there's plenty of dark raspberry and blackberry fruit on the palate with dashes of licorice root, wild strawberry and mineral flavors in the mouth.  But the texture here is the best ever, poised and sleek at first before gaining amplitude and depth with air.  By all means enjoy it right now for the forward fruit and sophisticated mouth feel.  But stash some away for a few years and you'll be rewarded with even more intense flavors and breadth.

"One of the top wines from this producer, this blend of at least 10 grape varieties comes from its estate. The wood aging has added sophistication to this already concentrated wine. With black fruits to the fore and firm tannins, it will age well."Wine Enthusiast 92 points

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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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Branger Muscadet Les Fils De Gras Mouton 2015 Product #32444 (In Stock)
Branger Muscadet Les Fils De Gras Mouton 2015 Branger Muscadet Les Fils De Gras Mouton 2015

The world's most under-valued great white wine could just be Muscadet - the bone-dry, stony, green-fruited Loire Valley white that folks keep confusing with sweet/perfumy "Muscat."  The grape is actually Melon de Bourgogne and it gives a tart, green apple and lime zest, wine that needs a few months resting on the lees to develop matching richness and depth.  This one's delicious for now-2025 (really!) and crazy cheap for the quality.

"Last tasted in late July 2016 on the eve of what was to be the first of multiple bottlings, this is a bit closed on the nose but displays infectious juiciness of apple, lime and honeydew melon mingled with iodine, crushed stone and mineral salts, leading to a vibrant, consummately refreshing, palate-staining finish."  Vinous (Schlidnecht) 92-93 points

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Vajra Langhe Rosso 2014 Product #32631 (In Stock)
Vajra Langhe Rosso 2014 Vajra Langhe Rosso 2014

The Vajra family sum up the charm of this delicious, light, red perfectly:  “Our Langhe Rosso is a hug from Piedmont. It’s an invitation to explore its different varieties and to get to know its personality. From young vineyards, it is a fruity delicately complex wine: an ideal companion at the table.”  In 2014, it’s an insanely delicious blend of Piemonte Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, and Barbera with small amounts of Albarossa, Freisa and Pinot Noir. As Isadoro Vajra says:

“The best match is the one where each player contributes his own talents to the game. That’s why when I think about Langhe Rosso I imagine a soccer team! Nebbiolo is the team captain, it emerges for its structure and elegance. Barbera has got personality and enthusiasm, while Dolcetto supports the team with its fruit and freshness. Freisa….is like Gattuso…decisive, but never let’s down the guard. Albarossa is the goalkeeper: even though we do not notice him, without him you cannot play. And then Pinot, the playmaker: capable and quick, a real expert in dribbling, who, with his style, brings adrenaline to the match. All together they are a dream team.”  I can’t vouch for the soccer analogy but the wine is darn delicious right now!

"A light-bodied style, this cherry-, strawberry- and floral-flavored red is balanced, energetic and mouthwatering. Long and resonant on the finish, with a chalky feel."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Osel Ruche Monferrato 2011 Product #28190 (In Stock)
Osel Ruche Monferrato 2011 Osel Ruche Monferrato 2011

You may never have heard of Ruche, but if you like aromatic grapes like Pinot Noir, and are searching for something that will sing with everything from Indian food to pizza, you've found your new best friend.  A traditional grape from Italy's Piedmont region, this is a soft, easygoing red with intriguing aromas of cherry, plum, lavendar, and floral notes.  Delicious and unique.

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Volpetti Cesanese 2015 Product #31710 (In Stock)
Volpetti Cesanese 2015 Volpetti Cesanese 2015

Even bigger, bolder, more fruit filled, and even more delicious than before.  From vineyards around Rome, the Volpetti packs a punch of lush dark damson plum and black cherry fruit with accents of earth and spice.  A short stay in old oak barrels softens the tannins and adds a hint of sweet balsamic.  Drink this a touch cool with pizza margherita, a bowl of pasta in red sauce, or even a big, juicy, burger and you'll be very, very, happy!

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Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2014 Product #32686 (In Stock)
Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2014 Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2014

Another great vintage for this long-time Italian value!

"The 2014 Salice Salentino Riserva is a heavy and concentrated wine with prune, raisin and blackberry jelly. The wine is hearty and dense with sweet flavors on the finish that are interwoven tightly with equally savory characteristics. Despite those big bones, this wine from Cantele ultimately offers good balance and a very clean and correct drinking style. It a great value, too."Wine Advocate 89 points

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Milbrandt Vineyards Brothers' Blend Columbia Valley 2012 Product #30959 (In Stock)
Milbrandt Vineyards Brothers' Blend Columbia Valley 2012 Milbrandt Vineyards Brothers' Blend Columbia Valley 2012

Here's a big, rich, plush and very smooth blend of seven different Washington grapes:  Caberenet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Malbec, Grenache, Tempranillo and Barbera all given 16 months in oak for extra depth.  Not at all heavy, but full of blackberry and blueberry pie fruit with accents of chocolate and spice.  The fruit and spice turn more fresh on the long, soft, finish.  A great cookout red!

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La Mondianese Grignolino d' Asti 2015 Product #31635 (In Stock)
La Mondianese Grignolino d' Asti 2015 La Mondianese Grignolino d' Asti 2015

What is Grignolino?  A red wine grape from Piemonte, Italy, where the root name – grignole – means “many pips”, referring to the many seeds found in this rarely seen grape.  It’s prone to being tough and tannic, but not here.  Diane thought this tasted like “Pinot Noir and Sangiovese had a baby”, and there's definitely something to that.  In any event, it’s a lightly colored and textured wine that opens with aromas of sweet cherry, red berries, and a hint of lavender.  In the mouth the fruit is bright and juicy and a touch of earthiness comes up at the end.  Light enough to drink with fish or to take a chill for solo sipping.

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Rabble Wine Co Rabble Red Paso Robles 2014 Product #32339 (In Stock)
Rabble Wine Co Rabble Red Paso Robles 2014 Rabble Wine Co Rabble Red Paso Robles 2014

This rich red blend is exactly what you want to curl up on the couch with after a long day. 90% Merlot and 10% Syrah from Paso Robles' Mossfire Ranch, it smells like blueberry pie and ripe raspberries and plums. It's mouthfilling and satisfying without overwhelming with tannin or oak, but there's enough spice and vanilla to make it feel luxurious. Yum!

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Boschis Francesco Grignolino Piemonte 2016 Product #32582 (In Stock)
Boschis Francesco Grignolino Piemonte 2016 Boschis Francesco Grignolino Piemonte 2016

This top Dogliani Dolcetto producer makes a tiny bit of light, fresh, utterly delicious Grignolino - and it's supreme fun in 2016!  The grape is native to Piemonte and gets its name from the many seeds - to control all that seed tannin, Grignolino is always fermented gently and with little color extraction.  Super-ripe cherry and strawberry fruit at the core with hints of cranberry and licorice and a supple, grippy, finish. A great treat with holiday meals - try it for Christmas and Thanksgiving!

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Hillinger Small Hill Red 2015 Product #32332 (In Stock)
Hillinger Small Hill Red 2015 Hillinger Small Hill Red 2015

The kind of soft, supple, and oh-so-easy-to-drink red you'll want to have at hand all summer long!  A blend of 50% Merlot plus equal parts Pinot Noir and St. Laurent, this is bursting with aromas of dark cherry, black raspberry, and a dusty chocolate note.  In the mouth, the fruit gets a little tangier with boysenberry and cherry notes plus more bitter chocolate and just the right touch of oak spice.  Great energy and focus from start to finish with tangy blueberry and chocolate notes lingering.  Fun to just sip and a great match for grilled sausage, roast chicken, or burgers.

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Di Lenardo Ronco Nole 2015 Product #32302 (In Stock)
Di Lenardo Ronco Nole 2015 Di Lenardo Ronco Nole 2015

The name of this Italian red blend is a joke - many wineries in the relatively flat Friuli region like to claim their wine is from this hill ("Ronco") or that.  "No Hill" is Max di Lenardo's blend of 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet and 25% Refosco from the Friuli plains aged in American oak.  It's a spicy, peppery, wine with rich dark fruit and accents of vanilla and mocha.  Fresh enough to serve solo and even better with something grilled.

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Statti Gaglioppo Calabria 2015 Product #31874 (In Stock)
Statti Gaglioppo Calabria 2015 Statti Gaglioppo Calabria 2015

A touch richer and deeper in 2015, but still about as much fun as you can find under cork. A light chill is best for this rich but refreshing red.

"Earthy and autumnal tones rise to the top of the 2015 Gaglioppo. This is a raw and rustic wine that marches to the beat of its own drum. Its personality and genuine character are very reflective of what Gaglioppo typically offers. Dark fruit and dried cherry are followed by olive, tar and forest bramble. This an easy-drinking red for near-term consumption."Wine Advocate 88 points

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Colpetrone Montefalco Rosso 2011 Product #32562 (In Stock)
Colpetrone Montefalco Rosso 2011 Colpetrone Montefalco Rosso 2011

Montefalco Rosso is more or less Umbria's answer to Chianti - a blend of mostly local grapes that delivers robust flavors and a food-friendly structure for beef, pork and cured meats.  This is 70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino and 15% Merlot, all from the super-ripe 2011 vintage.  Aging 12 months in used French oak smooths out some edges here but doesn't hide the dark cherry and raspberry fruit.  A bit of spice and vanilla adds interest and the chewy tannins offers perfect support!

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Pago Casa Gran Falcata Casa Gran Tinto 2014 Product #32118 (In Stock)
Pago Casa Gran Falcata Casa Gran Tinto 2014 Pago Casa Gran Falcata Casa Gran Tinto 2014

Ripe, powerful, Garnacha Tintorerea (35%), Monastrell (35%) and Syrah (30%) takes to a little wood well, and here this organic estate in Spain’s Valencia region has used French oak with skill and class.  Each grape varietal and vineyard plot is harvested and fermented separately with gentle, all manual, punchdowns for easy extraction of color and very soft tannins.  Then a crane lifts up the small fermenters so the young wine can drain freely and without pumping into tank and (for 50%) into seasoned French oak.

The oak influence shows up as an extra layer of spice, smoke, and chocolate accents to the dark black cherry, cassis and black raspberry fruit aromas you’ll find pouring from the glass.  This is richer, deeper, darker and creamier than the Elegant Tinto, with bold flavors of dark raspberry and baked strawberry fruit wrapped in layers of vanilla, chocolate and sweet spice.  The ripe fruit and oak are nicely balanced by a band of savory minerality and squirt of berry acids for freshness and focus.  The sword this is named for was as long as a man’s arm, and that’s about how long the wine is, too!

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Tselepos Dilofos Red 2013 Product #31452 (In Stock)
Tselepos Dilofos Red 2013 Tselepos Dilofos Red 2013

A favorite at Nostos in Tyson's, this zesty Green red is going to be a favorite here, too.  A blend of fresh and nicely ripe Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that ages in new and used barrels for an extra layer of spicy/smoky richness.  The fruit really flows on the juicy mid-palate and keeps on pumping with added notes of spiced and fresh herb through the long, refreshing, finish.

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Rutherford Ranch Two Range Red 2014 Product #31458 (In Stock)
Rutherford Ranch Two Range Red 2014 Rutherford Ranch Two Range Red 2014

Our first thought on tasting this robust blend of Merlot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah was, "Wow - this tastes like a pretty darn good $25 red blend."  At better than 20% under that, it's better still!  Delivers a bold  mouthful of dark berry and black cherry fruit framed in generous French oak flavors (vanilla, chocolate, spice) and a smooth, rich, finish.  Perfect with roasts and steaks or just to sip.

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