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Casa Santos Lima Confidencial Reserva 2013 Product #31638 (In Stock)
Casa Santos Lima Confidencial Reserva 2013 Casa Santos Lima Confidencial Reserva 2013

If you enjoy juicy Cotes du Rhone, fruit-forward California Rhone Rangers, and plummy Spanish Tempranillo, then do not miss this spectacular Portuguese value. You’ll love the sophisticated aromas of graphite, crushed berry, fresh mint, smoke and black plum.  Sweetly fruited and supple on the palate with more currant, blackberry, and raspberry fruit accented by notes of baker’s chocolate, spice, licorice, and berry blossoms.  The flavors are very clear and delineated and the texture much more suave than you’d expect from such a young wine – especially one made from 10 different Old World grapes.  The tannins have softened since the review below, so enjoy right now with grilled foods and warm weather!

"Six months in a mix of French and Portuguese oak has given this wine a rich, smooth character. Produced from a field blend of more than 40 different varieties, the wine is stylishly structured and ripe with blackberry fruits."Wine Enthusiast 91 points

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Cheval Noir Saint Emilion 2013 375ml Product #31784 (In Stock)
Cheval Noir Saint Emilion 2013 375ml Cheval Noir Saint Emilion 2013 375ml

Alas, this doesn't have anything to do with Ch Cheval-Blanc, but it is a very tasty, drink me now, Bordeaux!  From purchased fruit, it's a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc aged in tank.  Classic Bordeaux aromas and flavors of red currant, cherry, cedar and crushed herb with medium-bodied weight and a touch of dusty tannin at the end. A great match for lighter foods and lean meats.

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Bodegas Ego Jumilla Fuerza 2013 Product #32155 (In Stock)
Bodegas Ego Jumilla Fuerza 2013 Bodegas Ego Jumilla Fuerza 2013

For years, Spain's baking hot, dry, high plains south of Madrid were known for Mourvedre reds that were - at best - full of roasted fruit with chewy finishes that would charitably be called "rustic."  It took an Australian - super-consultant Chris Ringland - working with the Gil family of Juan Gil to find a way to bring "modern" flash and polish to Jumilla.  At their Bodegas El Nido, Ringland and the Gil Family perfected the art of cutting hearty Monastrell with ripe Cabernet Sauvignon to create what quickly became the region's most highly rated bottlings.  Ringland went on to repeat the feat at Bodegas Volver (Triga in Alicante) and Bodegas Castano (Solanera in Yecla).

With Fuerza, Bodeags Ego takes the Ringland approach to selected lots of fruit from then 25 hectares of old-vine Monastrell.  Blending 75% Monastrell and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and aging the young wine in 100% new American oak for 12 months creates a deep, dark, powerful with that’s loaded with blackberry, plum and blackcurrant fruit, layered with sweet wood spice and smoke, and finishes ultra-rich and smooth.  If that’s your kind of wine, then you will look long and hard to find a better example at prices like these!

"Cola, sassafras and clove notes frame a deep core of plum and currant fruit in this dense red. The texture is plush and polished, supported by well-integrated tannins and balsamic acidity. Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2020."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2013 375ml Product #30015 (In Stock)
Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2013 375ml Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2013 375ml

Half Bottle.  A blend of Sangiovese plus 5% each of Colorino and Merlot aged in neutral cask.  Pretty and fresh with enough cut to handle red sauce nicely.

"Pretty cherry and strawberry notes pick up light touches of spice in this red, which is elegant, but needs air to show the fruit and tone down the oak. Fine length. Drink now through 2019."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Colsanto Ruris Umbria 2013 Product #30794 (In Stock)
Colsanto Ruris Umbria 2013 Colsanto Ruris Umbria 2013

Here's our single best-selling Italian wine of the past five years - a fantastic value that tastes like it costs twice as much as it does. The wine is mainly (70%) Sangiovese and delivers plenty of that variety's juicy black cherry fruit. But, the 20% Merlot in the blend rounds out the mid-palate and keeps the wine soft while the secret ingredient -- 10% Sagrantino -- adds spice and complexity uncommon in Umbrian wines. Sure, it goes well with pizza and robust pasta sauces, but there's enough going on to handle game and hard, salty, cheeses and a soft enough finish just to drink at a party. Fantastic value.

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Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio Alto Adige 2013 375ml Product #30811 (In Stock)
Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio Alto Adige 2013 375ml Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio Alto Adige 2013 375ml

A whole lot of Pinot Grigio (in a nice half-bottle package) for the  money here from one of Alto Adige's most respected estates. Lightly aromatic and fully flavored with pure apple and peach fruit in the middle and a touch of powdered spice on the finish.  The texture is unusually creamy and sophisticated and bright peach and lime notes come out with air and linger nicely.

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High Note Andes Red Blend Mendoza 2013 Product #32047 (In Stock)
High Note Andes Red Blend Mendoza 2013 High Note Andes Red Blend Mendoza 2013

"Bright, medium-deep red. Expressive aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate and licorice; there's something Napa-like about the glossy torrefaction notes. Sweet, supple and nicely concentrated, with a pliant texture giving this wine plenty of early appeal. But the dark fruit flavors are nicely supported by substantial ripe, oak-influenced tannins. Delivers good stuffing for the price."   Vinous (Raynolds) 88 points

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Kangarilla Road Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2013 Product #31653 (In Stock)
Kangarilla Road Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2013 Kangarilla Road Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2013

The late 2000s were a tough time for Australian wine growers, with wildly dry weather and a collapse in US demand for thick, jammy, over-the-top, Shiraz driving one winery failure after another.  Winemakers like Kangarilla Road's Kevin O'Brian who survived the crisis emerged with a new appreciation for wines that showcased Australia's rich, ripe, fruit in a more balanced, fresh, and even elegant style - in short, wines built for drinking rather than just showing well in competitions.

And McLaren Vale is one of the best regions in Australia for making this transition successfully.  Unlike baking hot Barossa further inland, the Vale lies just off Australia's western coast.  There's still plenty of sunshine and warmth, but it's balanced by cooling breezes and a bit of nighttime chill that locks in flavor and freshness.  In the fine 2013 vintage, Kevin captured the "new" McLaren Vale style perfectly in a 100% Syrah red loaded with red and black fruit, a hint of smoked meat, and pretty accents of licorice and spice.  Great with a steak, for sure, but also fine drinking while the coals are still warming up.

"Medium to deep garnet/purple, the 2013 Shiraz Estate has pretty aromas of black and red cherries plus cloves notes with hints of eucalyptus and lavender. Medium to full-bodied, it has nice freshness, good intensity and grainy, firm tannins. It finishes long."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2013 Product #31614 (In Stock)
Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2013 Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2013

Best vintage yet for this long-time southern Italian favorite!

"The Cantele 2013 Salice Salentino Riserva shows a greater level of depth and finesse compared to many of its peers. The wine is packed tight with blackberry fruit, with Maraschino cherry, plum and prune in abundance. The wine is chewy and rich for sure, but it also provides an authentic and generous portrait of a red wine from Puglia. A spicy beef or lamb dish would make the perfect pairing partner."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Enate Somontano Cabernet Merlot 2013 Product #31999 (In Stock)
Enate Somontano Cabernet Merlot 2013 Enate Somontano Cabernet Merlot 2013

We don't see much wine from Spain's Somontano DO in the foothills of the Pyrenees to the east of Campo de Borja.  Warm days and cool nights allow Bordeaux varietals to do well here, as this Cab/Merlot blend demonstrates.  There's generous blackcurrant and dark berry fruit here with a layer of spice from 6 months in barrel.  Finishes spicy and with dark fruit and a hint of cola.  A fine cookout red!

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Peirano Estate The Other Red Lodi 2013 Product #31083 (In Stock)
Peirano Estate The Other Red Lodi 2013 Peirano Estate The Other Red Lodi 2013

Not quite sure about the label, but there's definitely some sex-appeal to this big, rich, red.  A blend of Cabernet  Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah from California's Lodi region, this pumps out big aromas and flavors of black cherry, red plum, blackcurrant and more with subtle accents of herb and oak spice.  Creamy and mouthfilling for sure, but not heavy (just 13.7% abv) and finishing juicy and fresh with a notes of pomegranate, cherry, vanilla and spice lingering.  Fun stuff!

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Clos Siguier Cahors 2013 Product #31338 (In Stock)
Clos Siguier Cahors 2013 Clos Siguier Cahors 2013

A blend of 90% Malbec and 10% Tannat from 60 year-old vines that's fermented in tank and allowed to rest and soften in old casks.  Dark, tangy, and honest with sour cherry fruit, crushed herb, and loads of minerality.  Not Mendoza fruity, but not the impenetrable "black wine" that made Cahors famous in the 1300s. Firm on the finish and perfect for stew or roasts.

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Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2013 Product #31706 (In Stock)
Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2013 Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2013

"Spice- and smoke-accented cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by suggestions of candied violet and cracked pepper. Spicy, energetic and sharply focused on the palate, offering concentrated bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors that open up slowly with air. Distinctly northern Rhône in personality and texture, featuring a peppery, floral-dominated finish, smooth tannins and excellent closing thrust and persistence. The quality of this bottling consistently outpaces its price and appellation, and that's especially true in this vintage."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91 points

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Bodegas Castano Solanera Monastrell VV Yecla 2013 Product #30492 (In Stock)
Bodegas Castano Solanera Monastrell VV Yecla 2013 Bodegas Castano Solanera Monastrell VV Yecla 2013

"Even better is the 2013 Solanera is a “Vinas Viejas” that differs from the Castano (100% Monastrell), as this blend is 70% Monastrell, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15 % Grenache, aged 10 months in French and American oak. Another difference from the Hecula is that it was aged equal parts in tank and the other half in French oak. The Solanera, which comes from relatively high-altitude limestone soils at 900 meters, has a dense purple color, a big sweet kiss of blueberry and blackberry fruit mixed with crushed chalk, a full-bodied mouthfeel, beautiful purity, density and richness. The oak is well concealed by the lavish fruit–the wine just amazing. Drink it over the next 2-3 years, as these powerhouses are best consumed in their exuberant and extroverted youth."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Elk Cove Pinot Noir Willamette 2014 375ml Product #31676 (In Stock)
Elk Cove Pinot Noir  Willamette 2014 375ml Elk Cove Pinot Noir  Willamette 2014 375ml

Another classic release for this pioneer of Oregon's Chehalem mountains. A bit richer and broader than in some releases - 2013 was warm before the late rains - with a pretty note of smoky oak.

"Fresh and expressive, light-footed and generous, with cherry, plum and apricot flavors, coming together smoothly on the open-textured finish."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Martinelle Beaumes de Venise Rouge 2013 Product #31660 (In Stock)

Red Beaumes de Venise - as opposed to the sweet white Muscats that made the village famous - are a hidden Rhone Valley treat.  The unusually iron-rich soils give these blends of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre an almost chocolaty richness and density.  Corinna Faravel's example is textbook, made from certified organic grapes, fermented in concrete, and aged in tank and old large barrels.  Black and red raspberry fruit, chocolate/spice, a touch of garrigue and a nicely mineral finish make this delicious and satisfying.

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Dom Louis Michel Chablis 2013 375ml Product #29453 (In Stock)
Dom Louis Michel Chablis 2013 375ml Dom Louis Michel Chablis 2013 375ml

Half Bottle. Guillaume Michel crafts his “village” level Chablis from seven different Chablis vineyards located on both sides of the river.  The organically farmed vines are up to 50 years of age and produce clean, ripe, succulent fruit – even in difficult vintages like 2013.  From the classic green-tinged color and modest 12.5% alcohol, you might expect this to be sharp or green tasting, but even with no oak to hide any flaws, it’s a lovely marriage of generous, ripe green and yellow apple, tangerine, and lemon/lime fruit and Chablis classic cut and salty stone minerality.  An easy wine to enjoy all by itself or with a wide range of foods, but you certainly will love it with traditional Chablis matches like oysters and clams!

"Tangerine, spice and hazelnut overtones emerge from Louis Michel's 2013 Chablis. This textured, expressive, mid-weight Chablis is an excellent choice for drinking over the next few years."  Antonio Galloni 87-88 points

"A more complex nose features notes of exotic dried yellow fruit, white flowers and a whiff of sea breeze. There is more volume and better punch to the delicious, clean and somewhat drier finish. This too will be approachable young."Allen Meadows 86-89 points

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Kuentz-Bas Riesling Alsace 2013 Product #31631 (In Stock)
Kuentz-Bas Riesling Alsace 2013 Kuentz-Bas Riesling Alsace 2013

From one of Alsace's leaders in organic farming (and certified biodynamic since 2008), this entry-level Riesling is full of fruit and pithy, cistrusy, zip. A fine sipper and great with seafood.

"Pale, bright straw-yellow color. Lemon, orange, pepper and pungent herbs on the nose. Bright and juicy in the mouth, with clean flavors of grapefruit pith, oregano and talc. Finishes firm-edged and citrussy, with the lemony acidity providing persistent finishing zip. This easygoing wine will go great with oysters and shellfish in general."  Vinous (d'Agata) 89 points

"Ripe Gala apple, star anise, verbena and apricot notes show in this lithe, elegant white, framed by bright acidity and a subtle accent of chalky mineral. Drink now through 2020."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Bodegas Ondarre Rivallana Rioja Crianza 2013 Product #31633 (In Stock)
Bodegas Ondarre Rivallana Rioja Crianza 2013 Bodegas Ondarre Rivallana Rioja Crianza 2013

Here's an intense, stylish, Rioja at a very attractive price.  It's 80% Tempranillo plus 10% Garnacha and 5% each Mazuela and Graciano with a full year in French and American oak. Loads of red berry fruit - cherry, strawberry - framed by spicy oak and staying fresh and fruit-forward on through the long, juicy, finish.

"Deep red color. Powerful fruit aromas well-combined with hints of oak aging. On the palate it reveals concentrated, ripe fruit flavors and good structure."  Decanter 95 points

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Jonata The Paring Syrah 2013 Product #31797 (In Stock)
Jonata The Paring Syrah 2013 Jonata The Paring Syrah 2013

Not really sure how much we need to say beyond Antonio Galloni’s review.  This is a stunning Syrah that includes a nice slug of whole cluster wine (for structure) and a dash of Viognier (for perfume), all grown in some of the finest Syrah vineyards in Santa Barbara’s Santa Ynez Valley.  There’s certainly plenty of size and volume here – it’s a hot growing area, after all.  But we were impressed by the freshness and balance and the way the deep blue/black fruit gets lifted by notes of fresh herb, smoked meat, and a touch of whole cluster spice.  Delicious now and just getting better through 2023.  A winner.

"Another huge overachiever, the 2013 Syrah hits the palate with an exotic mélange of varietal inky fruit, violets, lavender and sage, all with an extra kick of pulsating energy and salinity that the 2012 doesn't have. A touch of Viognier and a small amount of stem inclusion add to the wine's upper register. This is another superb showing from The Paring."  Vinous (Galloni) 91 points

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