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Dom Rose Dieu Cotes Du Rhone Villages 2014 Product #31608 (In Stock)
Dom Rose Dieu Cotes Du Rhone Villages 2014 Dom Rose Dieu Cotes Du Rhone Villages 2014

Last year we brought you Damien Rozier’s outstanding Plan de Dieu 2012, a terrific, gutsy, Cotes du Rhone from the pebbly soils of one of the Southern Rhone’s most underappreciated regions.  Now we’re featuring his Cotes du Rhone Villages 2014 and we know it’s going to thrill you just as much!  It’s a robust blend of hand-harvested Grenache plus Mourvedre and Syrah with a bit of time in neutral wood casks.  But mainly it’s a ton of fun in your glass.

Big aromas of purple fruits – plum, berries, dark cherries – lead to juicy and fruit-filled flavors of crushed blue and black berries, sweet cherry, licorice and classic Rhone pepper and garrigue.  There’s a nice dose of fine-grained tannin here, making this a terrific match for casual foods, but more than enough suppleness and fruit to be enjoyable all on its own.  Ready to go tonight and sure to get even better over the next couple of years, this is a joyful wine to warm up any cold winter night.

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Bliss Family Blissful Red Blend 2014 Product #32003 (In Stock)
Bliss Family Blissful Red Blend 2014 Bliss Family Blissful Red Blend 2014

While “Blissful Red” is play on this winegrowing family’s name, it’s also a pretty good description of how you’ll feel about this old fashioned “mixed blacks” blend at a very “old school” California price!  Irv Bliss fell in love with California’s Central Coast during a visit in the 1930s and then – a few years later – purchased this 450 acre Medocino estate at auction sight unseen.  Today his grandchildren continue to farm grapes here, selling some of their crop and – just like Irv – making a bit of wine for family, friends – and you!

Back in 1930s California, the notion of planting a vineyard to a single grape varietal was just getting started, so Irv followed in local tradition and planted his field to a mixture of grapes that had historically done well in the region.  This wine is an homage to Irv, blending Primitivo, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Merlot, Barbera, Cab and Syrah to create a delicious “kitchen sink” red blend.  It's nice and dark and full of ripe, spicy, fruit - think briary raspberry, blackberry and cherry - with a hint of herb and Italian structure.  A great gush of cherry fruit, earth, smoke and spice pops on the juicy finish.  At just 13.5% alcohol (and a great sale price), it’s definitely the kind of wine you can enjoy all day long with pasta, pizza, burgers, sausages, and lots and lots of friends!

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Falesco Vitiano Rosso Umbria 2014 Product #32395 (In Stock)
Falesco Vitiano Rosso Umbria 2014 Falesco Vitiano Rosso Umbria 2014

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An Italian blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese that would be a $20 "super-Tuscan" - if only it didn't come from neighboring Umbria!  This is rich and round with dark cherry and red currant fruit, moderate acidity and nicely chewy tannins.  Turns spicier and smoother with air, making this a great choice for everything from cookouts to spaghetti dinners to cool weather parties.

"A soft and velvety texture red with orange peel, chocolate and plum aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, fresh acidity and a flavorful finish. Subtle at the same time. This is always one of Italy's excellent value reds."  James Suckling 91 points

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San Lorenzo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2014 Product #31970 (In Stock)
San Lorenzo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2014 San Lorenzo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2014

The best vintage ever for this consistently ripe, round, and soft Montepulciano. Dark, chocolaty, aromas and flavors of ripe blackberry, cherry, and plum fruit gain complexity from hints of cocoa, licorice and coffee. The texture is a bit broader and deeper than usual (oddly in what should be a lighter vintage), giving the wine a compelling mix of power and freshness - kind of a zesty richness.  Try it!

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La Piuma Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2014 Product #31702 (In Stock)
La Piuma Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2014 La Piuma Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2014

Sometimes you just need a really good spaghetti red, the kind of wine you open right when you step into the kitchen, pour a dollop of into the sauce, and then enjoy with the dinner to come.  That's what we have here in an all-tank, fresh and juicy Montepulicano that features ripe raspberry and cherry fruit with easygoing tannins and a just right squirt of acidity at the end.  A bit of baked strawberry emerges with air for extra richness and fun.  And fun is what this fine value is all about!

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San Crispino Chianti Classico 2014 Product #31790 (In Stock)
San Crispino Chianti Classico 2014 San Crispino Chianti Classico 2014

Proof that not all Chianti Classico is "serious" - although this is seriously fun to drink!  It's 100% Sangiovese from the best part of the Chianti zone with minimal wood influence.  It's bursting with juicy black cherry fruit with just a touch of earthy/leathery accents and spice. Really pumps out generous fruit over nicely grippy tannins.  An excellent value for pizza and pasta.

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Macrostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2014 375ml Product #31588 (In Stock)
Macrostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2014 375ml Macrostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2014 375ml

Steve MacRostie creates this classy Chardonnay from grapes grown in some of the most exciting regions of California's Sonoma Coast.  Sangiacomo and Hi Vista vineyards in Carneros give richness and texture.  Several Russian River Valley sites - including sites owned by the Dutton and Martinelli familes - give lift, purity and vibrancy.  And MacRostie's own Wildcat Mountain Vyd just west of Carneros adds fantastic complexity and length.

All of the fruit is pressed whole cluster (without destemming) to maintain clarity and freshness.  About 90% ferments and ages in (20% new) French oak for more richness and body while 20% stays in stainless steel to retain crispness and cut.

"Features a delicious core of vibrant grapefruit and lemon-laced tangerine and white peach notes, with zesty acidity that keeps the flavors fresh and jumping."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Araldica Barbera d'Asti Albera 2014 Product #31875 (In Stock)
Araldica Barbera d'Asti Albera 2014 Araldica Barbera d'Asti Albera 2014

Just what you want in a versatile, keep a case or two on hand, everyday red.  It opens with aromas of dark black cherries, clove, fresh leather and dark flowers.  Then, in your mouth, it’s medium-bodied and very juicy fresh with nicely concentrated flavors of sweet cherry and strawberry accented by a dash of spice and red plum.  As you swallow, your mouth will start to water a bit as the sweet red fruit flavors go “bang” and linger nicely as notes of violets and just more fresh leather emerge over soft, easygoing, tannins.  A terrific pizza/pasta/party wine that’s priced to enjoy anytime or share with a crowd.

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Seven Falls Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2014 Product #31569 (In Stock)
Seven Falls Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2014 Seven Falls Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2014

This Wahluke Falls Cab sells for $23 at the winery and comfortably outperforms that price point.  The fruit is fully ripe and rich - but not over-ripe or pruney - with generous aromas and flavors of blackcurrant, blackberry, dark raspberry and crushed herb.  A full 18 months in 53% new barrels (one-third American, two-thirds French oak) gives the wine a supple and plush mouthfeel and loads of cocoa, vanilla, and rich sweet spice notes.  The finish is remarkably long for a $20-$30 bottling, with layered currant, berry, cocoa and spice flavors flowing out over fine-grained tannins that melt away gently.  A great choice to pair up with roast beef, grilled lamb, or roasted vegetable dishes or to just pop and pour at a big celebration.  A lot of wine for the money!

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Pago Casa Gran Casa Benasal Elegant Tinto 2014 Product #32117 (In Stock)
Pago Casa Gran Casa Benasal Elegant Tinto 2014 Pago Casa Gran Casa Benasal Elegant Tinto 2014

Not the most “impressive” or “important” wine in this set, but very much a favorite!  The Casa Benasal vineyard is just down the road from the main Pago Casa Gran estate and the site of a winery built more than 300 years ago.  While the vines aren’t quite that old, you can taste the concentration and class that comes from mature vines on a great site.  All organic farming with year-round cover crops to encourage balance in the vines plus low-impact wine making that gets all the goodness of the grapes into the bottle intact.  A blend of 40% Monestrell, 40% Garnacha Tintorera and 20% Syrah

I’m not sure what alchemy is at work here, but at first pour this smells like really good Chateauneuf du Pape:  bold crushed raspberry and loads and loads of thyme, lavender, rosemary and black olive.  Then, take a sip and, WOW!, does this taste great.  There’s a big dose of crushed strawberry and raspberry at the core with accents of sweet spice, dried herb, black olive and the barest hint of chocolate.  The freshness and texture are great, with a nice sense of plushness in the midpalate leading to lightly dusty tannins and a pop of raspberry juice on the finish.  Fresh fruity fun here!

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Diomede Aglianico Campania 2014 Product #31114 (In Stock)
Diomede Aglianico Campania 2014 Diomede Aglianico Campania 2014

While Aglianico can be pretty serious, it can also be fruit-filled and fun just like it is here!  Ripe raspberry and Bing cherry fruit is layered with clove, cracked pepper and a touch of earth.  The firm tannins are ripe and melt away easily, making this a fantastic pizza and salumi red and a fine introduction to this sometimes formidable Campania grape. Juicy, fruit-filled fun!

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Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2014 Product #31429 (In Stock)
Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2014 Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2014

Once again, just lovely and superb value, too!

"The Ch√Ęteau Recougne 2014 is a blend of 90% Merlot, 2% Carmenere and 8% Cabernet Franc. It has a lovely, well-defined and vibrant nose, classic in style just like the old school label. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh red berry fruit, a keen line of acidity, plenty of vibrant cherries coming towards the graphite tinged finish. If you want a well crafted old fashioned Bordeaux wine, look no further! This is a great success for the estate under the guiding hand of Dr. Alain Raynaud."Wine Advocate 89-91 points

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Heron Pinot Noir California 2015 Product #31720 (In Stock)
Heron Pinot Noir California 2015 Heron Pinot Noir California 2015

Here's a delicious party Pinot Noir that well out-performs the modest price.  Ripe Pinot fruit from Paso Robles, Monterey and the Russian River Valley gets a cool fermentation and then aging in 1 and 2 year-old French oak.  That brings out a lovely richness and very RRV-like candied cherry fruit with accents of cola, spice and pepper.  Nice and round on the palate, there's enough structure here for this to shine with salmon and poultry.

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Dom Lafage Grenache Cuvee Nicolas 2014 Product #32365 (In Stock)

"Made from 100% Grenache, the 2015 Cotes Catalanes Nicolas comes from granite and schist soils in the Roussillon and is brought up in demi-muids and barrels. This sensational wine is unquestionably one of the best values I've tasted in a long, long time. Blueberries, kirsch, chocolate and garrigue all emerge from this full-bodied, sexy, polished beauty that offers tons of fruit and texture while never seeming over the top or cumbersome. Buy a case, pretend you spent a lot more money than you actually did, and drink this knock-out red over the coming 2-3 years."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Pago Casa Gran Falcata Casa Gran Tinto 2014 Product #32118 (In Stock)
Pago Casa Gran Falcata Casa Gran Tinto 2014 Pago Casa Gran Falcata Casa Gran Tinto 2014

Ripe, powerful, Garnacha Tintorerea (35%), Monastrell (35%) and Syrah (30%) takes to a little wood well, and here this organic estate in Spain’s Valencia region has used French oak with skill and class.  Each grape varietal and vineyard plot is harvested and fermented separately with gentle, all manual, punchdowns for easy extraction of color and very soft tannins.  Then a crane lifts up the small fermenters so the young wine can drain freely and without pumping into tank and (for 50%) into seasoned French oak.

The oak influence shows up as an extra layer of spice, smoke, and chocolate accents to the dark black cherry, cassis and black raspberry fruit aromas you’ll find pouring from the glass.  This is richer, deeper, darker and creamier than the Elegant Tinto, with bold flavors of dark raspberry and baked strawberry fruit wrapped in layers of vanilla, chocolate and sweet spice.  The ripe fruit and oak are nicely balanced by a band of savory minerality and squirt of berry acids for freshness and focus.  The sword this is named for was as long as a man’s arm, and that’s about how long the wine is, too!

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Rabble Wine Co Rabble Red Paso Robles 2014 Product #32339 (In Stock)
Rabble Wine Co Rabble Red Paso Robles 2014 Rabble Wine Co Rabble Red Paso Robles 2014

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This rich red blend is exactly what you want to curl up on the couch with after a long day. 90% Merlot and 10% Syrah from Paso Robles' Mossfire Ranch, it smells like blueberry pie and ripe raspberries and plums. It's mouthfilling and satisfying without overwhelming with tannin or oak, but there's enough spice and vanilla to make it feel luxurious. Yum!

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Dom La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone 2014 Product #30805 (In Stock)
Dom La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone 2014 Dom La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone 2014

A 100% Grenache from this family-owned, organic estate with holdings in an area of unique terroir in the Southern Rhone known as "Le Plan de Dieu," whose soil is full of 'galets,' the smooth, round stones characteristic of the region. While the aromas have that classic herbal garrigue note, on the palate the fruit is bold, satisfying, and ripe flavors of blackberries and lusciously ripe raspberries.

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Finca Decero Malbec Remolinos Mendoza 2014 Product #31349 (In Stock)
Finca Decero Malbec Remolinos Mendoza 2014 Finca Decero Malbec Remolinos Mendoza 2014

This is really good and sophisticated; tasted like $30.

"Dark bright red. Reticent aromas of bitter cherry, blackberry, raspberry, licorice and mocha. Sweet and fine-grained, with harmonious acidity framing and lifting the flavors of blackberry, raspberry, violet and menthol. A serious wine with a restrained sweetness. Finishes with smooth tannins and good breadth."  Vinous (Raynolds) 88 points

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Zardini Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2014 Product #31448 (In Stock)
Zardini Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2014 Zardini Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2014

A rarity here:  a nicely priced Ripasso that really does evoke Amarone character in a rich, crowd-pleasing, style.  Black berry, dried fruit, smoke and chocolate aromas and flavors lead the way.  There's good richness and plushness to the texture and a streak of chocolate and dried fruit that starts in the middle and flows on through the powerful, but supple, finish.

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Tenuta Di Capraia Chianti Classico 2014 Product #31672 (In Stock)
Tenuta Di Capraia Chianti Classico 2014 Tenuta Di Capraia Chianti Classico 2014

Just another 90 point release from this maker of fine, elegant, smooth, Chianti. 

"The 2014 Chianti Classico is delicate, focused and very nicely done. This is a distinctly translucent, high-acid style very much shaped by the cool growing season. Bright red cherry, mint and rose petal add an attractive aromatic top register throughout. Tenuta di Capraia turned out a lovely Chianti Classico in 2014. Best of all, pricing is exceedingly fair. I would prefer to drink this mid-weight Chianti Classico over the next few years."  Vinous (Galloni) 90 points

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