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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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Mencos Rioja 2013 Product #33066 (In Stock)
Mencos Rioja 2013 Mencos Rioja 2013

If you like the darker, earthier, plusher style of Rioja, then here's a bargain for you that's ready to drink tonight.  From 35 year-old Tempranillo vines, this showcases deep red and black fruit character (think plums, blackberries, and black raspberries) with a generous dose of rich chocolate and exotic spice.  A note of crushed violet comes up on the chocolaty smooth finish to enliven the lingering dark, earthy fruit and spice flavors.  A fine value for sipping, steak and lamb.

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Mendoza Vineyards Mv Malbec Gran Reserva 2013 Product #33197 (In Stock)
Mendoza Vineyards Mv Malbec Gran Reserva 2013 Mendoza Vineyards Mv Malbec Gran Reserva 2013

Everything about this wine is “super-premium” – except the price!  Winemaker Richard Bonvin sources Malbec from some of Mendoza’s oldest high-altitude vineyards, including some 100 year-old vines.  The old vines deliver small crops (around 2 tons per acre, or less than half normal Malbec yields) of intensely concentrated, wonderfully ripe, fruit.  Bonvin has the fruit harvested entirely by hand in small trays to bring only the best grapes into the winery in perfect condition.  Fermentation starts naturally from native yeast and is kept going at a cool temperature to retain fruit and freshness and avoid over-extraction.  The young wine ages for 15 months in expensive French oak barrels from top cooper Nadalie before going into the heavy (and expensive!) bottles.

“Magnificent nose with an impressive array of violets, potpourri, plums, blueberries, black peppercorn, tobacco and cedar wood aromas. Fleshy, weighty and round with a great acidity, an elegant velvety texture and a very long finish. Brilliantly crafted, superb, definitely a gold wine.”  Decanter Magazine 95 points and Gold Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards

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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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Jonata The Paring Red 2013 Product #31864 (In Stock)

An intense blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (20%) plus Cab Franc and Petit Verdot, all aged in barrel for 22 months. Lots of tobacco, dark chocolate and spice notes surround a core of dark fruit and savory olive.  Delicious now and over the next 5 years.

"The 2013 Red is bold and pungent to the core. Black cherry, mocha, black olives, spices, lavender and sage hit the palate in the 2013. This is an especially serious, structured wine for the money. The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. The Franc is felt in the wine's savory, expressive personality. This is a delicious wine for the money."  Vinous (Galloni) 90 points

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Accornero Giulin Barbera Del Monferrato 2013 Product #31625 (In Stock)
Accornero Giulin Barbera Del Monferrato 2013 Accornero Giulin Barbera Del Monferrato 2013

Not shy, this ripe and fruit filled Barbera! Enjoy with rich pasta sauces or stews.

"Black cherry, smoke, mocha, lavender, licorice, menthol and dark spices are some of the scents that emerge from Accornero's 2013 Barbera del Monferrato Giulin. This is another wine that boasts notable depth and resonance yet does so while maintaining remarkable balance. This extroverted Barbera should drink well for at least a handful of years."  Vinous (Galloni) 93 points

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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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Vallegarcia Hipperia Bordeaux Blend 2013 Product #32636 (In Stock)
Vallegarcia Hipperia Bordeaux Blend 2013 Vallegarcia Hipperia Bordeaux Blend 2013

Here's a dark and chocolaty Bordeaux blend with sweet currant and red raspberry fruit framed by notes of earth and expensive tasting oak. Here's a dark and chocolaty Bordeaux blend with sweet currant and red raspberry fruit framed by notes of earth and expensive tasting oak. A great match for lamb and savory beef dishes!

"A blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc, 18% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot that matured in new French oak barriques for one year. The nose shows herbal aromas, notes of blackberries and a very faint note of leather, licorice and fountain pen ink. It has a similar character to the Petit Hipperia from the same vintage. The palate is dry, medium-bodied with some rusticity, dusty tannins and a tasty finish."Wine Advocate 90 points

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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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Castello La Leccia Chianti Classico Riserva Giuliano 2013 Product #32013 (In Stock)
Castello La Leccia Chianti Classico Riserva Giuliano 2013 Castello La Leccia Chianti Classico Riserva Giuliano 2013

Full confession – we’re not normally fans of Italian “Riserva” wines.  Even though most use the estate’s best fruit, the extra time in oak (up to a year) often dries the wine out, kills the fruit, and gives sticky, drying, tannins that rob the wines of all their fun.  Here, though, we have a Chianti Classico Riserva that soars above the norm in every way!

Francesco Daddi made the first vintage in 2012 in honor of his father, Giuland.  It’s built on the estate’s best Sangiovese plus a splash of Malvasia Nero – a favorite blend of Giuland’s – and given 18 months in French oak followed by extra time in concrete tank and bottle.  The aromas are sexy and sophisticated, with deep cherry/berry fruit framed by notes of fresh earth, sweet spice, and light herb.  There’s a ton going on in your mouth, but the bold burst of black raspberry fruit pulses through the layers of tobacco, spice, smoke and fresh flower flavors.  The fruit keeps on pumping through the long, complex, and firm finish in a wine that has the structure to age a decade and shine now with rich, dry-aged, beef.

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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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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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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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Dom D'eole Cuvee Confidence Blanc 2015 Product #33237 (In Stock)
Dom D'eole Cuvee Confidence Blanc 2015 Dom D'eole Cuvee Confidence Blanc 2015

I don’t know if oenologist Matthias Wimmer and estate owner Christian Raimont were inspired by Ch Beaucastel’s glorious 100% Roussanne Chateuaneuf Blanc VV or came on the idea of Cuvee Confidence on their own.  But it was a really good idea. You need to try this.

It’s 100% organically grown Provençal Roussanne, fermented and aged in barrel.  Exotic notes of grilled pineapple and tropical fruits alongside spicy apple and pear notes framed by accents of toasted nut and ginger.  As you swirl it around and let it open in the glass, you’ll find more and more going on, including some fascinating stone, salty caramel, and even the barest suggestion of green tea.  The texture is amazing, at once ultra rich/mouthcoating and vibrant, pure, and precise.  The flavors gather momentum and focus and drive through a finish that focuses to a pinpoint…then vanishes with an almost tactile pop.  An extraordinary experience from an extraordinary wine that you can enjoy right now or cellar for a decade plus.

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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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