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Finca Antigua Tempranillo La Mancha 2012 Product #31904 (In Stock)
Finca Antigua Tempranillo La Mancha 2012 Finca Antigua Tempranillo La Mancha 2012

A terrific Tempranillo from the windmill-dotted plains of La Mancha.  Excellent ripeness gives plenty of blackberry and black plum fruit and nine months in American oak adds complex spice and herb accents.  Enough volume to give heft here and make this a fine cookout or roasted meat red, but also enough softness and suppleness of structure for solo sipping.  Fine value, too.

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Bobal De Sanjuan Vinas Viejas 2012 Product #29655 (In Stock)
Bobal De Sanjuan Vinas Viejas 2012 Bobal De Sanjuan Vinas Viejas 2012

Big and rich with plenty of power and a nice floral note, too.

"This 100% Bobal (60 to 80-year-old vines), aged four months in concrete, represents a terrific buy. It possesses excellent delineation as well as lots of blueberry and sweet and sour cherry fruit intermixed with notions of chalk and strawberries. Medium-bodied and fruity with attractive texture as well as purity, it should drink well for several years."Wine Advocate 88 points

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Bulgariana Cabernet Sauvignon Thracian Valley 2012 Product #30857 (In Stock)
Bulgariana Cabernet Sauvignon Thracian Valley 2012 Bulgariana Cabernet Sauvignon Thracian Valley 2012

This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the broad, warm, Thracian Plain in Bulgaria's south, just north of Greece and west of the Black Sea.  Ripe Cabernet fruit reaches the winery cool and receives just the right amount of time on the skins before finishing aging in tank.  Plenty of chocolaty richness here, with big black raspberry and currant fruit and accents of tobacco and cedar.  Michel Rolland consults here, and his touch with tannins shows in the smooth, velvety, finish.  A fantastic value you'll enjoy with anything roasted or grilled.

"Dark garnet to the eye, this wine has aromas of black cherry, black raspberry, coffee and freshly ground black pepper. Flavors of height-of-summer cherry, raspberry and baking spice persist on the palate through a finish that is awash in silky tannins."Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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Finca Sobreno Crianza Toro 2012 Product #31382 (In Stock)
Finca Sobreno Crianza Toro 2012 Finca Sobreno Crianza Toro 2012

This has been a Spanish value staple for years now, and the 2012 is yet another fine Toro Tempranillo.  The wine is 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo), hand harvested from vines 30+ years-old. There’s plenty of ripe Temparnillo fruit here – cherry, blackberry and plum – and very nice doses of wood spice and the grape’s exotic sandalwood fragrance.  But cool nights on the vine and careful treatment in the winery leave a bright, refreshing, acidity in place as well and the smooth, refined, tannins don’t get in the way of solo sipping pleasure.  A lot of wine for a very  modest price and the best release yet from this perennial value leader.

"Opaque ruby. Heady cherry, dark berry, vanilla and violet pastille qualities on the oak-spiced nose. At once rich and lively; a firm spine of acidity provides lift to ripe cassis, blueberry and vanilla flavors. Closes with gentle tannic grip and good persistence, leaving dark fruit and licorice notes behind." Vinous (Galloni) 90 points

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Xavier Cotes du Rhone 2012 Product #30949 (In Stock)
Xavier Cotes du Rhone 2012 Xavier Cotes du Rhone 2012

IT'S BACK!!!  Xavier Vignon consults with vine growers and winemakers at some of the Rhone’s most famous estates, and he takes just a bit of his fee in the form of grapes to make outstanding wines like this one.  Grenache from 80+ year-old vines, nicely rich Syrah, and a remarkable 25% Mourvedre – very generous for a wine at this price level – are all harvested ripe, fermented cool, and aged in concrete tank to retain 100% authentic Rhone character.

"The 2012 Côtes du Rhône is another beauty by this team. Licorice, roasted herbs, pepper and plenty of sweet fruit come together in this medium to full-bodied, layered, and textured effort. Made from 60% Grenache, and Mourvedre and Syrah that saw mostly concrete tank, it’s a smoking Côtes du Rhône (and a fabulous value) to drink over the coming 3-4 years."Wine Advocate 90 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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Mendoza Vineyards MV Malbec Gran Reserva 2012 Product #31476 (In Stock)
Mendoza Vineyards MV Malbec Gran Reserva 2012 Mendoza Vineyards MV Malbec Gran Reserva 2012

The new vintage of our best-selling Malbec ever is another winner!.  Everything about this wine is “super-premium” – the high-end oak, hand harvesting, low yields, even the packaging - except the price!  Made to sell for $60 in the US, a change in distribution created this amazing opportunity to enjoy top-shelf luxury at a very nice, everyday, price.

"I was very impressed with this set of wines produced by a company that owns no vineyards, but sources grapes from selected locations in Mendoza. The 2012 Malbec Grand Reserve sourced from Lujan de Cuyo, aged for one year in French oak barrels, has aromas of incense, spices and black and red cherries. The medium-bodied palate shows a profusion of fine-grained tannins that coat your mouth. It has a classical, serious profile, with restraint and poise. Drink 2015-2019."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Dom Philippe Plantevin CdR Villages La Daurelle 2012 Product #31928 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin CdR Villages La Daurelle 2012 Dom Philippe Plantevin CdR Villages La Daurelle 2012

In the warm, rich, 2012 vintage this long-time favorite is a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah ad 10% each Mourvedre and Carignan, all aged in used French oak cask.  The nose is very complex, with aromas of black raspberry, wild blackberry, redcurrant, and a bold note of savory, herb-crusted, roast beef.  The palate is luxurious with almost a milk chocolate-like density and plushness framing the dark red fruit, seared meat, lavender and thyme flavors.  The ending is every bit as exciting as the beginning and middle, with a wash of fresh wild blackberry, savory herb, and dark chocolate gliding along over substantial, but silky smooth, tannins. 

At 5 years from harvest, this is certainly "ready" in the sense that it delivers boatloads of immediate pleasure.  But this wine always ages longer and more gracefully than the appellation or price point suggests.  Pull a bottle out of your cellar in 2022 and I guarantee you'll be blown away.

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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages Cairanne 2012 Product #32018 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages Cairanne 2012 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages Cairanne 2012

There's nothing shy about this intense, powerful, blend of Grenache (60%) and Syrah (40%) from the warm 2012 Rhone vintage.  Bold aromas of dark black cherry, black raspberry, leather, roasted meat, and more jump from the glass.  On the palate, it's as rich and luxurious as a top-notch Chateauneuf du Pape with layered flavors of kirsch, cherry, black plum, pepper, and sweet spice.  For all its ripeness and power, the texture is sophisticated and silky with juicy acids and very fine-grained, ripe, tannins. It's the most polished and refined version of this, Philippe Plantevin's top wine, we've ever tasted.  While it will certainly delight right now with rich meals, the wine will gain even more complexity and earthy depth over the next 10+ years.

"Upfront, forward notes of sweet cassis, blackberry, wood spice and vanilla, as well as an impressively textured and layered palate. Seamless, elegant and sexy, this modern styled blend of Grenache and Syrah (aged in 20% new oak) should be ready to go on release and have 7-8 years of longevity."Wine Advocate 88-90 points

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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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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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Pago Casa Gran Falcata Arenal Tinto 2012 Product #32119 (In Stock)
Pago Casa Gran Falcata Arenal Tinto 2012 Pago Casa Gran Falcata Arenal Tinto 2012

“Arenal” refers to the sandy, free-draining, soils where Pago Casa Gran grows the grapes for this organically farmed blend of Garnacha Tintorera and Monestrell.  “Falcata” is the name of a special sword that was common in Valencia hundreds of years ago.  Each blade was made to measure for an individual warrior, forged and trimmed to be the same length as their arm.  When the fighter died, his blade was buried with him.

Winemaker Carlos Laso crafts his Arenal to reflect the region’s heritage by marrying the purity and elegance of well-drained, sandy, soils with Valencia’s intense ripeness and lots of minerality and spice from 14 months in French oak.  The wine is dark and deeply colored with powerful aromas of ink, dark black raspberry and a hint of mint.  On the palate it fills your mouth with deep dark fruit complicated by accents of earth, licorice, and chocolate.  The firm, powerful, finish makes it easy to see how this will develop over the next 10 years, but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy it now with grilled lamb!

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Dom Notre Dame Des Pallieres Gigondas Les Mourres 2012 Product #32149 (In Stock)
Dom Notre Dame Des Pallieres Gigondas Les Mourres 2012 Dom Notre Dame Des Pallieres Gigondas Les Mourres 2012

80% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre and 5% Syrah; drinking well now.

"A perfumed, complex bouquet evokes fresh red and dark berries, lavender, allspice and smoky minerals. Fleshy and seamless on the palate, offering appealingly sweet black raspberry and floral pastille flavors and an exotic touch of blood orange. Silky tannins come up slowly on the clinging, floral back end."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91-92 points

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Maydie Tannat Dessert Wine 2012 (500ml) Product #30683 (In Stock)
Maydie Tannat Dessert Wine 2012 (500ml) Maydie Tannat Dessert Wine 2012 (500ml)

This sweet wine from Southwestern France is made with hand-picked Tannat grapes allowed to semi-dry on the vine. The wine is rich and dense, with ample black currant and black cherry fruit framed by notes of chocolate and spice cake.  Complex and medium sweet, this would be a great match with anything made with dark chocolate.

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Anton Bauer Blaufrankisch Reserve Wagram 2012 Product #31803 (In Stock)
Anton Bauer Blaufrankisch Reserve Wagram 2012 Anton Bauer Blaufrankisch Reserve Wagram 2012

Perhaps Austria's very best red grape, Blaufrankisch remains relatively unknown here in the USA.  This deep, rich, and spicy example from Anton Bauer could help fix that a bit.  It's a barrel selection made by importer Klaus Wittauer and Anton that Klaus liked so much he put one of his artist wife's paintings on the label.  20 months in oak plus extra time in bottle has done this nothing but good! Very plush and deep with a very long finish, the interplay of fruit, chocolate and exotic spice is utterly captivating.  A great example and highly rated by Austira's preeminent wine guide:

"Spicy black berry flavor, nuances of dark cherries, a touch of dried fruit and cardamom. Complex, dark berry fruit, prominent, well integrated tannins, ripe cherries, chocolate finish, good development potential, a fine food companion."  Falstaff 92 points

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Gracciano Della Seta Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2012 Product #31295 (In Stock)
Gracciano Della Seta Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2012 Gracciano Della Seta Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2012

A strong, rich, example of Sangiovese from the hilly vineyards of Montepulicano in central Tuscany.  About 10% Merlot adds complexity and flesh and aging for 18 months in a mixture of mid-sized and large oak casks delivers richness and spice. Ripe and deep black cherry fruit makes up the wine's core with black pepper, fresh earth, leather and smoke accents adding interest.  A great match for steak or rich stews.

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Confidences De Prieure-Lichine Margaux 2012 Product #31605 (In Stock)
Confidences De Prieure-Lichine Margaux 2012 Confidences De Prieure-Lichine Margaux 2012

The second wine of Prieure-Lichine is a stunning value in drink right now Margaux. A 40/60% Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend from the estate's younger vines with 14 months in second and third use French oak.

"This is such a wholesome wine with glorious fruit and texture. Full body, round tannins and a long finish. Everything is in balance and beauty. Second wine? Outstanding. Better in 2018."  James Suckling 90 points

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Calluna Vineyards CVC Chalk Hill 2012 Product #30682 (In Stock)
Calluna Vineyards CVC Chalk Hill 2012 Calluna Vineyards CVC Chalk Hill 2012

Classic Chalk Hill texture and depth here, from first sip through an hour in decanter or years in cellar.  A magnificent value.

"David Jeffrey’s estate, in the hills east of the Russian River Valley, tends to give a cool, taut expression of the Bordelaise grapes, thanks to maritime influence and the vineyard’s sandstone and shale-based soils. This merlot-based blend includes cabernet sauvignon, franc, petit verdot and malbec; in 2012, the wine’s flavors are vigorous and cohesive, with hints of black plum and mint, though the overall impression is primarily mineral, the refreshing glints of fruit completely tied to the structure. It evolves slowly over several days of air, barely loosening, suggesting that it will reward a long stay in the cellar."Wine & Spirits 95 points

"The 2012 Calluna Vineyards Cuvée is a blend of 36% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc and the rest equal parts Petit Verdot and Malbec. More chocolate and mocha appear in this wine, which has a similar color to its predecessors. With a nice, fleshy, opulent mouthfeel, impressive purity, texture and length, the wine seems showy and expressive already and promises to age nicely for 10-15 more years."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Balius Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Reserve Block 2012 Product #30456 (In Stock)
Balius Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Reserve Block 2012 Balius Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Reserve Block 2012

Another winner from Napa's hugely successful 2012 harvest, this 95% Cabernet aged in 50% new French oak barrels for 18 months.  It's a stylish Napa Cabernet, with loads of redcurrant, berry, and currant fruit accented by notes of coffee, chocolate, cedar, and tobacco.  Delicious from first sip, this gains length and depth with air, with more coffee/mocha notes emerging over the fine-grained tannins.  Tastes like a $50+ bottle and ready now with steak and lamb.

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Ch Brown Pessac-Leognan 2012 Product #30920 (In Stock)
Ch Brown Pessac-Leognan 2012 Ch Brown Pessac-Leognan 2012

A big, rich, Bordeaux with density from Merlot (50%) and cut from Cabernet Sauvignon.  Supple and tempting now - 2032.

"A big, broad-shouldered wine, the 2012 Brown hits the palate with serious intensity and slightly rough contours that are going to need time to settle down. The high presence of Merlot (70%) and pushed, ripe style add to the wine's considerable personality. A rush of black cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco, licorice and incense leaves a positive last impression."  Vinous (Tanzer) 90 points

"Nicely packed, with energetic flavors of blackberry cobbler, blueberry paste and boysenberry coulis, carried by a brambly structure and pushed by anise and ganache accents on the finish. Shows solid grip and should do well with cellaring. This has added some weight since the barrel tasting."Wine Spectator 91 points

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