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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!

Regular Price (1) Price : $14.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $9.98/ea
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Vina Galana Garnacha Tintorera 2014 Product #31687 (In Stock)
Vina Galana Garnacha Tintorera 2014 Vina Galana Garnacha Tintorera 2014

What the Spanish call Garnacha Tintorera, the French call Alicante Bouschet, the red-fleshed crossing of Garnacha and Petit Bouschet in 1866.  Here it's delivering plenty of Grenache-like fruit - think oven-warmed cherry and strawberry - with extra complexity from Bouschet's characteristic herbal, savory, character.  No oak here, so lots of ripe and juicy primary fruit that courses across your palate towards a chalky, dusty, finish.  Fun sipper and with food.

Regular Price (1) Price : $11.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $10.79/ea
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Hillinger Small Hill Red 2014 Product #32249 (In Stock)
Hillinger Small Hill Red 2014 Hillinger Small Hill Red 2014

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.

"Cinnamon-scented plums are written all over this. This was made to be smooth and mellow and the pliable, soft, plummy fruit notes achieve this wonderfully. The palate remains medium-bodied and balanced on this easy-drinking red."Wine Enthusiast 89 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $12.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $11.69/ea
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Pago Casa Gran Casa Benasal Elegant Tinto 2014 Product #32117 (In Stock)
Pago Casa Gran Casa Benasal Elegant Tinto 2014 Pago Casa Gran Casa Benasal Elegant Tinto 2014

Not the most “impressive” or “important” wine in this set, but very much a favorite!  The Casa Benasal vineyard is just down the road from the main Pago Casa Gran estate and the site of a winery built more than 300 years ago.  While the vines aren’t quite that old, you can taste the concentration and class that comes from mature vines on a great site.  All organic farming with year-round cover crops to encourage balance in the vines plus low-impact wine making that gets all the goodness of the grapes into the bottle intact.  A blend of 40% Monestrell, 40% Garnacha Tintorera and 20% Syrah

I’m not sure what alchemy is at work here, but at first pour this smells like really good Chateauneuf du Pape:  bold crushed raspberry and loads and loads of thyme, lavender, rosemary and black olive.  Then, take a sip and, WOW!, does this taste great.  There’s a big dose of crushed strawberry and raspberry at the core with accents of sweet spice, dried herb, black olive and the barest hint of chocolate.  The freshness and texture are great, with a nice sense of plushness in the midpalate leading to lightly dusty tannins and a pop of raspberry juice on the finish.  Fresh fruity fun here!

Regular Price (1) Price : $18.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $15.98/ea
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Zardini Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2014 Product #31448 (In Stock)
Zardini Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2014 Zardini Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2014

A rarity here:  a nicely priced Ripasso that really does evoke Amarone character in a rich, crowd-pleasing, style.  Black berry, dried fruit, smoke and chocolate aromas and flavors lead the way.  There's good richness and plushness to the texture and a streak of chocolate and dried fruit that starts in the middle and flows on through the powerful, but supple, finish.

Regular Price (1) Price : $16.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $15.29/ea
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Marramiero Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Da Ma 2014 Product #31288 (In Stock)
Marramiero Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Da Ma 2014 Marramiero Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Da Ma 2014

If you’ve enjoyed Villa Medoro’s Tre Bicchieri Montepulciano, then Da Ma is definetly a wine you’ll want to try.  Made from Montepulciano grown on different sites from across the DOC zone, this is a terrific example of how Montepulciano can be both ripe and fresh at the same time.  It’s very fragrant with aromas of smoke, leather, and a touch of something earthy over ripe blackberry fruit.  Then big and mouthfilling and generous flavors of juicy blackberry, raspberry, cherry and even some strawberry and a touch more leather and smoke.  The fine, soft, tannins give this enough structure to stand up to meat but it’s a pretty delectable sipper, too.

Regular Price (1) Price : $17.99/ea
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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!

Regular Price (1) Price : $24.99/ea
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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.

Regular Price (1) Price : $19.99/ea
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Ryan Patrick Rock Island Red Columbia Valley 2014 Product #31721 (In Stock)
Ryan Patrick Rock Island Red Columbia Valley 2014 Ryan Patrick Rock Island Red Columbia Valley 2014

This is the kind of bold, rich, and super-plush red blend that Washington does so well.  It's a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Syrah, 15% Merlot and 4% Primitivo, picked ripe and given a dark, chocolatey and spicy sheen by a year in 20% new American oak.  Creamy and smooth in texture with bold blackberry and black raspberry fruit with accents of lavender, cocoa and vanilla and a long, smooth, finish.

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Dom Delalex Marin Vin de Savoie 2014 Product #32267 (In Stock)

From vineyards perched in the foothills of the Alps on the French side of Lake Geneva, this is 100% Chasselas - the classic grape of the Swiss mountains.  More importantly, it's WILDLY delicious.  Aromas and flavors feature white stone fruit, preserved lemon, chalky mineral and mountain herb.  It feels rich, almost waxy, but at 11.5% is light, refreshing, and fun.  Do try - you'll like it!

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Ippolito 1845 I Mori Gaglioppo Cabernet 2014 Product #31685 (In Stock)
Ippolito 1845 I Mori Gaglioppo Cabernet 2014 Ippolito 1845 I Mori Gaglioppo Cabernet 2014

Because who didn't awake this morning and ponder, "What's a good Gaglioppo/Cab blend to enjoy tonight?"  Full, fleshy, fruity and finishing with a Gaglioppo tang.

""An elegant red, with sleek tannins and fresh acidity. A delicate skein of spice unravels through the flavors of raspberry pâte de fruit, thyme, mineral and dried fig. Drink now through 2021. 650 cases made."Wine Spectator 90 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $21.99/ea
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Terredora Di Paolo Fiano Di Avellino 2014 Product #30729 (In Stock)
Terredora Di Paolo Fiano Di Avellino 2014 Terredora Di Paolo Fiano Di Avellino 2014

Terredora’s “basic” wine is a benchmark for classically styled Fiano, with loads of tropical fruit and a rich, full-bodied, texture balanced by mouthwatering acidity and laser-like focus.  Grapes harvested in the first 10 days of October ferment and age in steel including a few months on the lees.  The aromas and flavors are captivating if hard to describe:  flowers, pear, apricot, citrus, acacia, herb honey and toasted hazelnut notes weave in and out.  Brilliant stuff!

"Rich aromas of apple, herbs and flint. Very fresh and saline, showing a juicy mouthfeel and sneaky concentration to its stone fruit and herb flavors. Finishes with noteworthy persistence."   Vinous (D'Agata) 90+ points

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Ch Beaucastel Coudoulet De Beaucastel Rouge 2014 Product #32220 (In Stock)

This almost-CdP "baby Beaucastel" is a crowd-pleasing, sophisticated "dinner party red," with oodles of plum fruit and an open, drink-me-now, character. A classy, high-end, Cotes du Rhone. From the historic Coudoulet vineyard just across the A7 Autoroute from Chateau Beaucastel’s famous Chateauneuf du Pape vineyard, it delivers plenty of Chateauneuf “Pop!” at a great, Cotes du Rhone, price. Delicious now, but built to gain complexity and layers of depth over the next 6-10 years in cellar.

Regular Price (1) Price : $32.99/ea
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Terre Nere Feudo Di Mezzo 2014 Product #32160 (In Stock)
Terre Nere Feudo Di Mezzo 2014 Terre Nere Feudo Di Mezzo 2014

Decant 1 hour and serve with lamb or other rich, savory, food.

"Super-ripe aromas of red cherry, raspberry nectar and marzipan. Voluptuous and fleshy on the palate, but with plenty of harmonious acidity giving shape to the deep, ripely sweet flavors of red cherry, mocha and marzipan. Rising but polished tannins provide serious spine and support the sweet fleshy fruit. The finish is long, fresh and mineral."  Vinous 92 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $47.99/ea
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En Numeros Vermells Classic Priorat Negre 1.5l 2014 Product #31055 (In Stock)

Silvia Puig made just 827 bottles of our favorite all-around Priorat red in the cool, fresh, 2014 vintage.  It's a blend of 65% Garnatxa, 30% Syrah, and 5% Carinyena fermented in open-top 300 liter and 500 liter French oak and then aged 13 months in those same barrels (with the tops back on).  The vintage gives this more energy and zip than previous releases, but there's no shortage of pure Priorat power.

Big, classically Priorat, aromas of spice, chocolate, blackberry, raspberry and baked plum really jump from the glass.  In the mouth it's rich and ripe with oodles of blue-black fruit, more chocolate and spice, and accents of tangy blueberry, blood orange and pomegranate.  Chewy and dense right on through the very long finish with notes of blackberry, plum, and flambéed cherries lingering on and on.  This will drink young and repay 10-15 years in cellar.

Regular Price (1) Price : $199.99/ea
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