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Tres Ojos Old Vines Garnacha Calatayud 2013 Product #32816 (In Stock)
Tres Ojos Old Vines Garnacha Calatayud 2013 Tres Ojos Old Vines Garnacha Calatayud 2013

Here's an outstanding value from little-known Calatayud in Spain that will do just as well on the bar for a party as it will with roasted meats or robust sausage.  It's based on 85% Garnacha from 40-50 year old bush-trained vines that have to dig deep into their non-irrigated soils for water and nutrients.  About 7% each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo add structure and some black fruit notes and a dash of Syrah give meaty spice.

The 2012 edition was one of our best-selling red value favorites, and the new vintage cranks up the intensity and depth even more.  The aromas are robust and fresh, with generous dollops of raspberry, violet and spice (just from the grapes - no oak used at all!).  The flavors follow with more raspberry and sweet cherry fruit, hints of dark chocolate and more spice.  With air, the fruit gets darker and richer, but a touch of citrusy acid and light, crisp, tannins keeps things fresh even as complex flavors of balsamic and baked strawberry linger.  Supple enough for a party, structured enough for most anything you’ll pull off the grill, and a steal of a deal, too!

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d'Angelo Aglianico del Vulture 2013 Product #31684 (In Stock)
d'Angelo Aglianico del Vulture 2013 d'Angelo Aglianico del Vulture 2013

Meet your new favorite grilling red (although it will become your favorite roasting red when the weather cools off this Fall).  From the leading estate in Basilicata, this is a textbook example of Aglianico del Vulture that’s picked late and aged 20 months in large, old, oak casks.  It’s loaded with dark red raspberry and blueberry fruit with captivating accents of fresh leather, herb and earthy tar.  As always with Aglianico, there's plenty of acidity and tannin, but both are well integrated and the tannins are powdery and supple.  A great match for sausages or lamb with olives or roasted peppers!

"Deep ruby-red. Fresh fruity aromas and flavors of blueberry, candied violet and tar have a bright, focused quality. Long and juicy on the smooth finish, which features repeating violet nuances. Lovely Aglianico that is ready to drink now but can age."  Vinous 91 points

"Smart Buy! Ripe black raspberry and mulberry fruit is set in the balanced, medium-bodied frame of this fresh red, with savory accents of smoke, spice, wild herb and forest floor lingering on the firm finish. Drink now through 2023."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Mcnab Ridge Petit Sirah Mendocino Co 2013 Product #32873 (In Stock)
Mcnab Ridge Petit Sirah Mendocino Co 2013 Mcnab Ridge Petit Sirah Mendocino Co 2013

Sometimes you just want a big ole mouthful of purple fruit, spiced oak, and dusty tannins to enjoy with BBQ ribs, steak or a Tuesday night.  That's what this delivers in spades at a very fine value price for Petite Sirah.  Bold aromas and flavors of mulberry, blackberry, and black plum with dashes of cracked pepper and sweet spice show on the nose and in the mouth.  There's enough dusty tannin to know it's Petite Sirah, but nothing that gets in the way of the smooth finish and casual sipping.

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White Oak Mighty Oak Proprietary Red Napa Valley 2013 Product #33159 (In Stock)

Up north of Napa Valley, California's Alexander Valley is best known for it's fine (sometime lean) and herbal (sometimes weedy) Cabernet Sauvignon.  White Oak makes the case for a different approach to Alexander Valley in this rich and deeply flavored blend of Malbec, Merlot and Syrah aged 18 months in French and Hungarian oak. Their wine delivers excellent richness of currant and blackberry fruit with accents of sweet spice and dark chocolate.  Finishes with a burst of fruit, spice and dusty, cocoa powder, tannins. Great steak wine!

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d'Angelo Serra Delle Querce 2013 Product #31968 (In Stock)
d'Angelo Serra Delle Querce 2013 d'Angelo Serra Delle Querce 2013

With a nod to "Super-Tuscan" wines, we might call this a "Super-Basilicata" red - if anyone knew where that is!  At the top of the arch of Italy's boot, this blends the region's best red grape, Aglianico, with 50% Merlot shows the benefit of aging in French oak.  Sexy and round with dark, rich, black fruit framed by notes of coffee, smoke, chocolate and spice. The sweet currant and raspberry fruit gets a lift from juicy Italian acids and flows on through the supple, smooth, finish.

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Mas Laval Les Pampres 2013 Product #32150 (In Stock)
Mas Laval Les Pampres 2013 Mas Laval Les Pampres 2013

A robust blend of 40% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 20% Carignan, 20% Mourvère aged in small barrel for six months.  Attractive notes of incense, black berries and autumnal flowers complement the dark raspberry fruit.  Generous and open but with good structure and fine tannins on the long and fruit filled finish.  Perfect with most anything grilled!

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Dom Charbonniere Vacqueyras 2013 Product #32705 (In Stock)
Dom Charbonniere Vacqueyras 2013 Dom Charbonniere Vacqueyras 2013

A stylish, velvety, Vacqueyras loaded with deep red fruit.

"Spicy dark berry and cherry pit on the smoke-accented nose; zesty minerality adds vibrancy. Sappy blackberry and bitter cherry flavors show very good clarity and gentle sweetness, and a jolt of zesty acidity adds lift and bite. Closes smooth, smoky and long, with repeating spiciness; fine-grained tannins add shape."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91 points

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Elyse C' Est Si Bon Naggiar Vyd Sierra Foothills 2013 Product #33128 (In Stock)
Elyse C' Est Si Bon Naggiar Vyd Sierra Foothills 2013 Elyse C' Est Si Bon Naggiar Vyd Sierra Foothills 2013

"It is Good!" is on the label and what you'll say after tasting this robust blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault and Counoise from California's Sierra Foothills.  Lush aromas of blue/black berries and roasted strawberry with a touch of earth.  Just as plush on the palate with deep, dark, fruit and plenty of earthy complexity.  Finishes soft and ripe with fine tannins.  Fun stuff indeed!

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Clua Milliennium Tinto 2013 Product #32666 (In Stock)
Clua Milliennium Tinto 2013 Clua Milliennium Tinto 2013

SAVE 40%!  In this fascinatingly delicious wine, Xavier Clua has captured the changable essence of his Terra Alta Vineyards.  Vineyards that move from clay, to rocky chalk, to lightly sandy across his 450-500 meter site.  Days and nights range from baking hot to bracing chill.  And his grapes here start with classic Garnatxa Negra (Garnacha) and pull in complements of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.  Put all that together with a year in 50/50 new/second use barrel, and you get a wine that has a lot to say - and says it with power and charm.

On first pour and sniff, you can tell this is going to be a wild ride!  Aromas of deep roasted black fruits - plums, berries, cherries - turn rich and deep with air and are framed by scents of subtle spice, light balsamic and a hint of roasted meat.  In the mouth, this is one of those wines that walks a tightly focused path between rich indulgence and intense verve.  Deeply expressive flavors of wild blackberry, black currant, raspberry, licorice and balsamic are lifted across the palate by a burst of tangy blackberry juice, fresh blood orange, and fresh floral notes.  A beguiling hint of walnut runs under the mouthwatering finish where fresh picked berry and blood orange flavors ride over fine-grained tannins.

Or at least that's what I got from my tasting.  The truth is that this is a wine in motion, and what you'll smell, taste, and feel from it will shift and evolve over the hours you have it in your glass.  A joy to drink now and plenty of potential to improve through 2023.

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Maydie Tannat Dessert Wine 2013 (500ml) Product #32785 (In Stock)
Maydie Tannat Dessert Wine 2013 (500ml) Maydie Tannat Dessert Wine 2013 (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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l'Esprit De Chevalier Blanc 2013 Product #31664 (In Stock)
l'Esprit De Chevalier Blanc 2013 l'Esprit De Chevalier Blanc 2013

Dom de Chevalier's second wine is a 50/50 blend of Semillon and Sauvignon. A lot going on here, with rich fruit, smoky depth, and a long, vigorous, finish.

"Pure and high-pitched, with a talc note driving the core of lemon pulp, fennel seed, yellow apple fruit and honeysuckle. The long, stony finish ripples on and on. A lovely, minerally version."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Roccolo Grassi Valpolicella Superiore 2013 Product #32834 (In Stock)
Roccolo Grassi Valpolicella Superiore 2013 Roccolo Grassi Valpolicella Superiore 2013

This is one of those, "I had no idea that kind of wine could be so good!"  In this case, the wine is Valpolicella, which gets tons of attention in its Amarone (dried grape) form, but not so much in the traditional form.  And, to be fair, most straight Valpo isn't worth much attention for all of it's juicy, thirst-quenching, fruit.  Easy drinking, everyday, red value is the normal form.

Nothing "everyday" or even "traditional" here!  Roccolo Grassi is considered a "modernist" for his commitment to harvesting at perfect ripeness, fleshy extraction, and use of new French oak.  And his decision to air-dry about half the grapes used here, giving this a dash of Amarone depth and power without the over-the-top alcohol or dried fruit. There's amazing richness and depth here, with bold and generous dark fruit and complex accents of smoke, chocolate, walnut, nutmeg and milk chocolate.  As fine as Valpo ever gets.

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Mastrojanni San Pio Cabernet E Sangiovese 2013 Product #33113 (In Stock)
Mastrojanni San Pio Cabernet E Sangiovese 2013 Mastrojanni San Pio Cabernet E Sangiovese 2013

An elegant vintage for this fine super-Tuscan made by Brunello estate Mastrojanni.  As in the past, 70% Cabernet Sauvignon for dark currant fruit and 30% Sangiovese for ripe black cherry and floral accents.  A short decant helps bring out the fruit.

"A sleek, elegant style, this evokes cherry, currant, toast and smoke flavors. Tightly wound, staying balanced and fresh throughout the lingering finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. Drink now through 2023."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Belle Pente Pinot Noir Belle Pente Vyd 2013 Product #30728 (In Stock)
Belle Pente Pinot Noir Belle Pente Vyd 2013 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Belle Pente Vyd 2013

From biodynamically farmed vines on the marine sedimentary soils of Yamhill-Carleton.  Tangy black raspberry, black cherry and raspberry fruit shines on the nose and gains sweetness on the pure, focused, palate.  Accents of spice and summer flowers weave in and out from front through the long, juicy, almost salty finish.  Delicious now with salmon or poultry; will improve for years.

"Bright red. Spice-tinged raspberry and cherry scents are complicated by hints of cola, musky flowers and smoky minerals. Sweet and focused on the palate, offering energetic red and dark berry flavors; suggestions of rose pastille and blood orange add complexity. Vibrant and precise in character, delivering strong finishing cut, gentle tannins and very good, tangy persistence." Vinous (Raynolds) 91 points

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Scopone Brunello di Montalcino 2013 Product #33436 (In Stock)
Scopone Brunello di Montalcino 2013 Scopone Brunello di Montalcino 2013

In the elegant 2013 vintage, the Genazzi family turned out a beauty, wonderfully perfumed, loaded with fresh cherry and raspberry fruit, and accented by notes of berry blossom and fresh herb.  At just 13.5% alcohol, this isn’t a bruiser, but there’s plenty of drive and volume here and a finely tannic finish that promises delight with food now and years of life in cellar.  Just 722 cases made

“Spicy, earthy and dark-fruit aromas. Hints of dark tea too. Full body and firm, silky tannins. Juicy and flavorful. Why wait on this one?”  James Suckling 92 points

“Good full red. Floral raspberry and crushed stone on the nose, lifted by wild herbs. Silky-sweet red cherry and raspberry flavors boast lovely fullness, while floral and mineral notes provide lift and convey a gentle, almost dainty personality. Not a blockbuster in terms of power or extract, but this is a very precise, consistent wine from start to suavely tannic finish. I cannot think of too many estates in Montalcino whose wines have improved more over the last 10 years than Scopone.”  Vinous 93 points

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Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vyd 2013 Product #30727 (In Stock)
Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vyd 2013 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vyd 2013

The classic dark, smoky, aromas and rich, concentrated, texture of Dundee Hills Pinot Noir shines through from first sniff through the long, complex, finish.  Red raspberry and cherry fruit is framed by smoky stone, spice and cola complexity in a wine that finishes sweet, smooth and rich.  Tempting right now with duck or pork or beef and sure to gain more weight with time in cellar or decanter.

"Limpid red. High-pitched red berry, Asian spice and mineral aromas are complicated by a suave floral quality. Incisive raspberry and bitter cherry flavors slowly gain flesh and become sweeter in the midpalate while maintaining vivacity. Impressively precise, vibrant and pure, delivering strong finishing cut and silky, harmonious tannins that make a late appearance. This wine should age gracefully on its balance." Vinous (Raynolds) 93 points

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Abbazia Di Novacella Lagrein Reserva Praepositus 2013 Product #32075 (In Stock)

Alto Adige's Lagrein grape gives dark, savory, wines with a whiff of licorice and firm tannins.  Here perfectly ripe fruit is allowed to mature and soften a tad for 18 months in barrique to round off tannins and gain an extra layer of smokey complexity.  A fine match for earthy pork or lamb dishes or even salty ham!

"Aromas and flavors of spice, berry and cedar. Plenty of wood showing now but should come around nicely. Medium body, linear tannins and acidity. Drink or hold." James Suckling 92 points

"This opens with aromas of blackberry, ground pepper and a whiff of graphite. The juicy savory, palate offers ripe black cherry, clove and licorice alongside fresh acidity and chewy tannins. Drink through 2021."Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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Glen Manor St. Ruth Red Blend 2013 Product #31813 (In Stock)
Glen Manor St. Ruth Red Blend 2013 Glen Manor St. Ruth Red Blend 2013

Jeff White makes some of Virginia's most exciting wines including this Cab Franc-dominant Bordeaux blend from the warm 2013 harvest.  Decant or hold.

"The 2013 St. Ruth (formerly known as the T. Ruth; the name changed with this vintage) is a blend of 46% Cabernet Franc, 46% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot, aged for 20 months in a 40/60 mixture of new and used French oak. It comes in at 14.7%. Another Big Boy from Glen Manor this issue, this is brooding, with plenty of pop and substance. The big fruit and oak mingle to create a dark and burnished feel. It never seems sweet or laced with vanilla, just stern and tight. In that last regard, the tannins show up here rather prominently eventually, but they also receded with about 90 minutes of aeration. This is not ready to drink and it could use a couple of years in the cellar--give it at least one, please--but it shows a lot of promise. It has a very Bordeaux-like feel."Wine Advocate 89 points

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Selbach-Oster Riesling Bernkasteler Badstube Auslese 2013 Product #30192 (In Stock)
Selbach-Oster Riesling Bernkasteler Badstube Auslese 2013 Selbach-Oster Riesling Bernkasteler Badstube Auslese 2013

From a family-owned estate in the Mosel comes this delicious traditional off-dry Riesling. Quite a bit richer than a Kabinett-style Riesling, but still not quite in dessert wine territory, this single-vineyard Auslese smells of ripe peaches and orange blossoms, and tastes like candied apricots, minus the cloying texture. At once indulgent and refreshing, it's what German Riesling is all about!

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Cataldi Madonna Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Toni 2013 Product #32581 (In Stock)
Cataldi Madonna Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Toni 2013 Cataldi Madonna Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Toni 2013

"Deep inky-purple. Coffee and string notes of torrefaction camouflage aromas of dark plum and licorice on the nose. Then sweet, ripe and clean, with fine grained tannins and flavors similar to the aromas. The finish is long and vibrant; it strikes me as a more polite, less massive style of Tonì than previous years, but this is once again a very great Montepulciano d’Abruzzo."  Vinous (Galloni) 92+ points

"An elegant red, with creamy tannins and flavors of crème de cassis, dried strawberry and mocha underscored by hints of grilled meat, herb and smoke. Medium- to full-bodied and supple, with a lightly chewy, spiced finish. Drink now through 2027. 550 cases made."Wine Spectator 91 points

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