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Lopez De Haro Rioja Reserva 2012 Product #32902 (In Stock)
Lopez De Haro Rioja Reserva 2012 Lopez De Haro Rioja Reserva 2012

Despite the old-sounding name, this relatively new estate has excelled at delivering traditionally-styled Rioja at bargain basement prices. This is 90% Tempranillo, 5% Granacha and 5% Graciano aged 20 months in mostly used French and American oak casks. You'll see the time in wood by the pale rim and feel it in the smooth, rounded, mouthfeel.  Dark black fruit aromas and flavors are complicated by notes of sweet spice, balsamic, and a hint of vanilla.  Finishes smooth and earthy with fine complexity.

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Petit Guiraud Sauternes 2012 (375ml) Product #30375 (In Stock)
Petit Guiraud Sauternes 2012 (375ml) Petit Guiraud Sauternes 2012 (375ml)

The second wine from Ch Guiraud, this plays on the contrast between botrytis-tinged sweetness and clean Sauvignon Blanc fruit and acids. Rock solid Sauternes aromas and flavors of apricot, toasted almond, white peach, and honey, a creamy texture, and refreshing ginger and lemon notes on the finish.  For lighter desserts or even with savory caper/lemon sauce!

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Gonzaga Terre Di San Leonardo Rosso Alto Adige 2012 Product #31941 (In Stock)

A Bordeaux blend with a distinctly Italian accent, this fifty fifty blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot hails from Trentino Alto Adige. With aromas of raspberries, ripe cherries, and a hint of tobacco, it invites you to take a sip and enjoy the food friendly acidity and pleasingly dry finish. Mostly aged in large Slovenian casks, but with a touch of French barrique, it's a steal for the level of sophistication in the bottle.

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Laderas De Cabama Rioja 2012 Product #32391 (In Stock)
Laderas De Cabama Rioja 2012 Laderas De Cabama Rioja 2012

Here's a super pleasing, nicely rich, vibrant and fun Tempranillo with plenty of Rioja smoke and spice to go with ripe blackberry and red berry fruit and smooth, smoky, finish.  Seriously fun with or without food.

"The 2012 Laderas de Cabama is a fresh Tempranillo from youngish vineyards from an extremely dry vintage. It fermented in cement tanks with selected yeasts and matured in French barriques for one year. It shows contained ripeness with a nice mixture of red and black fruit with some spices. The palate is fresher than I expected, with good acidity and very fine tannins. Very drinkable."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Biga De Luberri Rioja 2012 Product #31925 (In Stock)

The new release of this perennial 90-91 pionter (Vinous) is 100% Tempranillo aged for a year in French and American oak.  It's a plump, ripe, almost modern-style wine that features dark, spicy, blackberry, black cherry and plum fruit framed by rich chocolate and savory herb notes.  The fruit stays rich and deep as the wine opens and more layers of wood spice, vanilla and chocolate emerge.  Dry and lightly tannic on the finish, a fun sipper and great match for grilled/roasted food.

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Convento Oreja Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2012 Product #32314 (In Stock)
Convento Oreja Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2012 Convento Oreja Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2012

As the Wine Advocate says, this is "textbook" Ribera del Duero to drink now - 2022.

"Deep ruby. Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, violet and vanilla carry a smoky overtone. Weighty yet lively on the palate, offering juicy dark berry flavors and suave candied lavender and spicecake qualities. Smooth, plush and seamless in character, finishing with repeating spiciness, supple tannins and a lingering note of dark berry preserves."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91 points

"If last year I was impressed with the 2011, the 2012 Crianza from Convento Oreja might be even better. No signs of heat or overripeness here at all but perfectly ripe, terse fruit, integrated, balanced oak and a polished, sleek palate with fine tannins and good acidity. This is a textbook crianza from Ribera del Duero."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2012 Product #32858 (In Stock)
Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2012 Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2012

From the largest estate in the Haut-Medoc, this is once again a superb value - perhaps better than ever!  It's a 60/40 Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot bland aged in 100% French oak for 12 months and then longer in bottle.  Deep and plush and showing a seductive chocolaty richness but finishes with classic Bordeaux dryness. One of the best we've ever tasted here for now - 2022.

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Alonso Angulo Flor De Sanctus 2012 Product #32641 (In Stock)
Alonso Angulo Flor De Sanctus 2012 Alonso Angulo Flor De Sanctus 2012

A bold Tempranillo from vineyards 1,000 feet high in Arlanza, a very old and up-and-coming DO just north of Ribera del Duero.  This wine offers an amazing blend of richness and energy, with dark, velvety, fruit lifted by notes of tangy cranberry and dusty mineral.  Tobacco, savory herb and coffee notes unfurl with air and ride over the firm, ripe, tannins.  A great lamb or sipping wine from a producer and region to follow!

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Quinta Do Noval Late Bottled Vintage 2012 Product #32807 (In Stock)
Quinta Do Noval Late Bottled Vintage 2012 Quinta Do Noval Late Bottled Vintage 2012

Just another in a long line of delicious values from Quinta do Noval.

"The 2012 Unfiltered Late Bottled Vintage Port is another fine Noval LBV, traditionally styled and bottled in June 2017 with a long cork. Noval is one of the region's finest and most consistent producers of traditional LBVs, wines that become more expressive and can develop with age. This is a little on the lighter side—that's the vintage, perhaps—but still respectably concentrated. It has fine, expressive fruit and the elegant styling for which Noval is known. This should drink well on release and hold well for a couple of decades (yes, traditional LBVs age well and develop)."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Bodegas Roda Sela Rioja 2012 Product #32390 (In Stock)
Bodegas Roda Sela Rioja 2012 Bodegas Roda Sela Rioja 2012

 

"Very aromatic with lavender, mushroom, stone and dark fruits on the nose. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. Fermented in large French oak vats. Finesse here. Drink or hold. 96% tempranillo, 3% graciano, 1% garnacha. A beauty from a beautiful year." James Suckling 93 points

"Fragrant aromas of ripe red berries, candied rose and incense. Spicy and penetrating in the mouth, offering juicy flavors of raspberry, bitter cherry and allspice. Shows very good focus and lift--and repeating red fruit and floral notes--on the long, gently tannic finish. This wine went through its secondary fermentation in large French oak foudres and was then moved into small, used French oak barrels for another year." Vinous (Raynolds) 91 points

"The 2012 Sela will be released in March 2015, and it’s a great example of Sela. It opens to bright red fruit, more shiny than 2011, and is still pretty young showing faint lactic notes and more traces of the barrel that should be absorbed with time. 2012 could be fresher and more accessible. It’s an elegant and balanced wine, with some fine-grained tannins that will be polished with bottle age. The palate is very tasty and has almost salty flavors that are quite gentle and velvety. In 2012 Sela was a blend of Tempranillo with 3% Graciano and 1% Garnacha. 99,383 bottles were produced."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Dom Prudhon Chassagne Montrachet Rouge Les Chambres 2012 Product #32054 (In Stock)
Dom Prudhon Chassagne Montrachet Rouge Les Chambres 2012 Dom Prudhon Chassagne Montrachet Rouge Les Chambres 2012

A short and difficult 2012 vintage didn't stop this small, very dedicated, estate from making a lovely Chassagne Rouge.  The aromas are generous and open, giving scents of red currant, cassis, cracked pepper and wet earth.  The palate follows the nose with the addition of some pretty oak spice, a touch of raspberry, and smoke.  It finishes firm with good grip, so it will shine with roast chicken or savory veggie salads after an hour in decanter.

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Vina Sastre Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2012 Product #32449 (In Stock)
Vina Sastre Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2012 Vina Sastre Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2012

A bold, lush, tempranillo full of dark fruit and spice to pair with big roasted and grilled flavors.

"Dark berries, licorice, mocha and violet on the perfumed nose and in the mouth. Fleshy and seamless in texture, with very good focus and building smokiness. Closes on a subtle vanilla note, with zesty acidity adding lift and dusty tannins contributing shape."  Vinous (Raynolds) 90 points

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Fattoria La Lecciaia Brunello Di Montalcino 2012 Product #32924 (In Stock)
Fattoria La Lecciaia Brunello Di Montalcino 2012 Fattoria La Lecciaia Brunello Di Montalcino 2012

It's amazing that this small (15 hectare) estate can make such great wines and still stay under the radar of point-chasing collectors. The 2012 is open and sleek but lacking nothing in power and depth.

"Bright red. Delicate strawberry and minerals on the nose. Then fresh and juicy, with vibrat acidity lifting the bright red berry and floral flavors. Finishes long with zingy acid bite and a lovely floral quality."  Vinous 90 points

"A harmonious mix of cherry, earth, tar and iron flavors marks this sleek red. The fruit shines through midpalate, giving way to the earthy and minerally elements on the finish."Wine Spectator 92 points

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Guigal Chateauneuf-du-pape 2012 Product #32710 (In Stock)
Guigal Chateauneuf-du-pape 2012 Guigal Chateauneuf-du-pape 2012

Guigal always releases this classic blend of 70% old vine Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and a smattering of other grapes late when it's ready to enjoy.

"I loved the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape. This big, downright sexy red offers loads of kirsch, blackberries, dried flowers and hints of licorice in a full-bodied, sweetly fruit, layered style. It has terrific purity and ripe, sweet tannin, all suggesting it will keep for 10-15 years."Wine Advocate 93 points

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Pomar Junction Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2012 Product #31868 (In Stock)
Pomar Junction  Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2012 Pomar Junction  Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2012

This under the radar Paso Robles estate is a prime supplier to Justin, and their own Reserve Cab excels in that plush, rich, style.  100% Cabernet Sauvignon grown in a cooler, limestone-laced, vineyard and given 2 years in French oak. Loaded with rich black currant and black cherry compote fruit flavors with some dark chocolate and spicy oak shadings.  Finishes big and strong with bold fruit, spice and mocha notes lingering over supple tannins.  A really fine steak and cookout Cab!

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Begali Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2012 Product #30731 (In Stock)
Begali Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2012 Begali Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2012

As Wine Advocate said in late 2013, “If you can name but two producers in Valpolicella (I’m betting they are Dal Forno and Quintarelli), it’s now time to add a third: Lorenzo Begali.”  Begali’s Amarone isn’t quite as hefty as Dal Forno and is much cleaner and less rustic than Quintarelli, but we agree that the quality-levels are very similar – even if the prices are about 80% less!

Soaring aromas of dried black cherry, blueberry, and blackberry are framed by subtle notes of oak, tobacco and chocolate.  On the palate the wine is amazingly pure, clean, and fresh – even at 15.5% abv! – with layers and layers of rich fresh fruit, dried berry and raisin, crushed flower, dark chocolate, cured tobacco, and sweet spice.  Plenty of Amarone richness and power, for sure, but with impeccable balance and silkiness of texture and perfectly integrated alcohol.  The juicy, fruit and spice-filled finish sails on over ripe tannins with berry and raisin flavors lingering on and on.  Put some away to enjoy with warming winter meals but don’t hesitate to pop a bottle now to pair with ribs, brisket, or any other rich food off the grill.

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Dom Cauvard Pommard Les Noizons 2012 Product #32009 (In Stock)
Dom Cauvard Pommard Les Noizons 2012 Dom Cauvard Pommard Les Noizons 2012

The warm 2012 vintage allowed normally firm Pommard to develop a bit more richness and suppleness than usual - which is what you'll find here.  This is gorgeous, with dark cherry fruit and sweet spice flowing over dusty (but sweetly ripe) Pommard tannins.  You'll love how open and luscious this is today but it will just get better over the next 5-8 years.  A fine value in classy, classic, red Burgundy.

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Ch Arnauld Haut Medoc 2012 Product #32726 (In Stock)
Ch Arnauld Haut Medoc 2012 Ch Arnauld Haut Medoc 2012

Perched between Margaux and Moulis, Ch Arnauld enjoys gravelly soils perfect for ripening classic Left Bank Cabernet Sauvignon.  This is 57% Cab and 43% Merlot with deep blackcurrant and dark cherry fruit with rich accents of licorice and forest floor.  It has, indeed, "all come together" into a delicious Bordeaux to enjoy through 2025 or so.

"Impressive richness and concentration for the vintage with dark berry, currant and mineral character. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. New wood is showing slightly now, but this will better in 2017 when it all comes together."  James Suckling 91 points

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Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Amalie's Cuvee 2012 Product #32605 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Amalie's Cuvee 2012 Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Amalie's Cuvee 2012

Co-owner Dena Drews' barrel selection is all about aromas - and what lovely aromas they are!  A whole basket of ripe and vibrant cherries with hints of rose petal and blackberry and just a touch of cinnamon and clove.  On the palate there's the amplitude and richness of the vintage but also a remarkable vibrancy and lift.  Sweet red and black cherry, crushed raspberry, a bit of cola and spice flavors dart around your palate with clove-studded orange peel accents.  The finish is firm, but silky smooth, with tangy fruit making your mouth water and get ready for duck, salmon or anything else you'd care to through at it.

"Brilliant red. A complex, seductively perfumed bouquet evokes ripe black raspberry, cherry cola, Asian spices and smoky minerals. Juicy and precise, showing strong lift and cut to the sweet red and dark berry and lavender pastille flavors. The spice and mineral notes add bite to a very long, floral-tinged finish that's shaped and given grip by silky, harmonious tannins. This is a pretty graceful rendition of the vintage, which is populated mostly by deeper, brawnier Pinots."  Vinous (Raynolds) 92 points

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Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Estate 2012 Product #32606 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Estate 2012 Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Estate 2012

As usual, Ernie's selection shows the influence of whole-cluster fermentation right on the nose, with plenty of spice to the red raspberry and cherry fruit.  And, on the palate, this is less about fruit and more about spice, earth, and sassafras root - not that there's any shortage of 2012's beautiful, ripe, mouthwatering fruit!  Firmer and more spicy on the finish, where the wine really grips with firm, powerful, tannins.  A wonderfully complex, spicy, Pinot that would be pretty darn amazing with lamb tagine or anything with earthy base notes and exotic spice.

"Brilliant red. A hugely perfumed bouquet evokes fresh red berries, candied rose, allspice and blood orange, plus a zesty mineral quality that builds in the glass. Graceful and precise on the palate, offering spicy red fruit and floral pastille flavors that show zero fat and excellent balance. This weightless, sharply focused Pinot finishes with wonderful finishing energy and very soft tannins."  Vinous (Raynolds) 93 points

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