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Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tinto 2016 Product #32789 (In Stock)
Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tinto 2016 Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tinto 2016

Robert Parker called the 2011 edition of this perennial favorite value red, “Possibly the single greatest dry red wine value in the world.”  The 2016 is as fine and fresh as ever.  This year it blends ripe Garnacha and a splash of Syrah, both grown on the dusty, barren, soils of Spain’s Campo de Borja region.  Naturally grown, hand harvested, and fermented and aged all in tank, it’s a perfect blend of rich, ripe, fruit and stylish, refreshing, structure.

"The flagship 2016 Borsao Garnacha is mostly Garnacha complemented with Syrah. This is also fermented in stainless steel with neutral yeasts and bottled unoaked. The Syrah might give it a little touch and some oomph in the nose, somehow spicy and a touch smoky from the skins of the variety. The palate is fleshy and juicy, very tasty, with unnoticeable tannins. It goes down easily with a velvety sensation. Superb value."Wine Advocate 89 points

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Baron de Funes Garnacha Syrah Carinena 2016 Product #32769 (In Stock)
Baron de Funes Garnacha Syrah Carinena 2016 Baron de Funes Garnacha Syrah Carinena 2016

Some of the best wine values in the world come from hidden nooks and crannies of Spain - like this one!  From an old growing region in Aragon, this is a blend of very old vine Garnacha and Syrah done all in tank.  There's fantastic freshness here - especially for Carinena! - with blackberry and black raspberry fruit at the core and a nice, almost blood orange, note on the back. Easy drinking.

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Paul D Gruner Veltliner 2016 1.0l Product #31943 (In Stock)
Paul D Gruner Veltliner 2016 1.0l Paul D Gruner Veltliner 2016 1.0l

Paul Direder's deliciously uncomplicated wines just keep getting better. The 2016 Gruner Veltliner in its party-friendly liter screwcap bottle features refreshing aromas of green apple, fresh peach, and orange-tinged citrus.  You’ll love how the ripe apple, pear, and pineapple fruit gets lifted across your palate by a faint accent of spicy ginger.  Your mouth will water as the clean, fresh, stone and orchard fruit flavors just get fresher from lingering notes of lemon and lime. A great poolside and party value!

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Ch La Roche St. Jean Blanc 2016 Product #32200 (In Stock)
Ch La Roche St. Jean Blanc 2016 Ch La Roche St. Jean Blanc 2016

A staff and customer favorite! This white Bordeaux starts with aromas of just-squeezed lemon and fresh cut grass. On the palate, there’s a nice, juicy hit of riper Meyer lemon that comes in, and the whole thing finishes mouthwateringly clean. While many white Bordeaux are blended with Semillon and Muscadelle to add waxy weight or fruitiness, Ch La Roche St Jean is 100% Sauvignon Blanc. There’s no oak to hide all that tangy fruit, and it’s a very reasonable 13.0% alcohol. If you’ve shied away from New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc because of its over-the-top grapefruitiness or overwhelming, pungent passionfruit flavors, this is the perfect SB for you.

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Tussock Jumper Malbec Tulum Valley 2016 Product #33247 (In Stock)
Tussock Jumper Malbec Tulum Valley 2016 Tussock Jumper Malbec Tulum Valley 2016

I guess you can call the red garment on the cow on the label a “jumper,” but what a small clump of more dense than usual grass (a “Tussock”) has to do with this wine is beyond us.  And since we automatically think “Mendoza” when we see Argentine Malbec, it takes a moment to notice that this is from the Tulum Valley near San Juan, about two hours north of Mendoza.  But what’s clear as soon as you taste it, though, is that this is just a great house red!

This is 100% Malbec grown at lower altitudes than in Mendoza (600 vs 6,000+  feet) at lower alcohol levels (just 13.0%!).  But it takes to wood just as well at its Mendoza cousins, as you’ll notice right away from the way spicy, coffee, scents complement the notes of dark black raspberry, blackberry and plum.  On the palate, it’s fleshy and feels full but not heavy, serving up big spiced blackberry and red raspberry fruit flavors with accents of roasted coffee, cocoa and spice.  Spiced fruit, a touch of vanilla bean, and gentle smoke flavors linger across a broad, smooth, finish.  Fun to sip, nicely matched with anything from pizza to burgers to lamb, and priced to share with a crowd.

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Cadastres Picpoul De Pinet 2016 Product #32101 (In Stock)
Cadastres Picpoul De Pinet 2016 Cadastres Picpoul De Pinet 2016

If you thought this was good in the past - WOW!  2016 is truly a great vintage across France, including for the 100% estate grown Picpoul de Pinet. You’ll find pretty aromas of white flowers, lemon/lime citrus, and anise/fennel notes to start.  Then a crisp, minerally, texture with tart granny smith apple, green melon, and lemon/lime flavors and a clean, dry, finish.  This is just a great all-around, delicious, white, with enough flavor and body to shine by itself at a party and enough complexity and depth to pair well with freshwater fish and lighter poultry dishes.  Tremendous value!

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Ca Donini Pinot Grigio 2016 Product #32729 (In Stock)
Ca Donini  Pinot Grigio 2016 Ca Donini  Pinot Grigio 2016

A very fine Pinot Grigio value to enjoy for casual sipping and pour at parties.  Offers up clean, fresh, aromas of apple and melon with a hint of honeysuckle.  The flavors follow the aromas and pick up a touch of pear and fresh flowers on the palate.  Enough weight that it will show well with light or casual food and a lemony, fresh, finish that's thirst-quenching and fun.  Enjoy!

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Joubert Oak Lane Chenin Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2016 Product #32784 (In Stock)
Joubert Oak Lane Chenin Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2016 Joubert Oak Lane Chenin Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2016

Unusual blend here but, once you taste it, you'll  wonder why you don't see it more often!  70% Chenin Blanc gives ripe melon and apple fruit and good, rich, body.  30% Sauvignon Blanc adds pretty white grapefruit accents and a touch of fresh herb.  The texture is pretty luxurious and the finish salty, stony, and refreshing.  A very nice value for sipping and parties and fine match for seafood, too!

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Castelmaure Corbieres Col Des Vents 2016 Product #33156 (In Stock)

There’s nothing not to like and everything to love about this robust blend of 50% Carignan, 35% Grenache, and 15% Syrah from the barren hills of Languedoc’s Corbieres region.  Generous aromas of crushed blackberry, black plum, cracked pepper, cocoa, warm stones and more jump from the glass.  Take a sip and you’ll love how the briary blackberry, blueberry and raspberry fruit coat your mouth and the accents of chocolate, stone, herb and pepper give extra complexity.  While the flavors are big and the texture rich, there’s a welcome dose of juicy acidity and fine-grained tannins that make this refreshing drunk solo and flexible at table, too.

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Barkan Chardonnay Classic 2016 Product #31895 (In Stock)

Kosher for Passover.  Here's a unoaked Chardonnay from the sunny vineyards of Dan, Israel, that you'll enjoy all spring and summer long.  Fresh aromas of apple, pear, and tangy citrus lead to a juicy, crisp, mouthful of orchard fruit, lime and light herb notes.  Plenty of fruit in the middle, nice and dry and fresh on the finish, and ready to enjoy right now.

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Lexicon Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016 Product #32531 (In Stock)
Lexicon Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016 Lexicon Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016

A fresh, fun, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc value with just a bit of a twist.  You'll find plenty of classic Kiwi character here, with a big dose of cut grass, ripe green melon and sweet/sour citrus. But the grapefruit runs more Ruby Red than white and the generous texture keeps the wine from turning sharp or astringent.  Terrific sipper, great with seafood, and just a fine all-around value.

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Charles Thomas Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2016 Product #32951 (In Stock)
Charles Thomas Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2016 Charles Thomas Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2016

What a great value in refreshing, aromatic, and fun-to-drink white wine!  While Charles Thomas wines are always great values, it's not because they don't work hard in their vineyards.  This is a ripe, rich, blend of organically farmed Grenache Blanc (70%), Rousanne (15%), Marsanne (10%), and Viognier (5%), all made fresh and clean in stainless steel.  Lovely aromas of fresh white peach, tangy apricot, lime zest and white flowers open the show.  In the mouth, there's good weight here - due to the high quality Roussanne grape - but also a crisp, clean, feel, to the juicy peach, apricot, lemon and honeysuckle flavors.  Finishes dry and dusty and very inviting.  A fine sipper and match for all kinds of lighter foods.

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Le Paradou Viognier 2016 Product #32662 (In Stock)
Le Paradou Viognier 2016 Le Paradou Viognier 2016

Too often inexpensive Viognier veers toward the cloying and blowsy, but not this fresh little beauty from the south of France.  Le Paradou opens with lovely aromas of honeysuckle and tropical fruits, but on the palate those tropical fruit aromas become crisp, but still-ripe flavors of pineapple and juicy orange.  This strikes just the balance that an inexpensive, aromatic white should: it's assertive enough to be interesting, but won't overpower everyday food. At a reasonable 13% alcohol, it's balanced enough to pair beautifully with Asian takeout or an entree salad.

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Monte Degli Angeli Pinot Noir Monferrato 2016 Product #32690 (In Stock)
Monte Degli Angeli Pinot Noir Monferrato 2016 Monte Degli Angeli Pinot Noir Monferrato 2016

You've got to be willing to think a bit outside the box to find real, honest, Pinot Noir selling for less than $10 these days.  Here we head to Italy's Piemonte region - more famous for Barolo and Barbaresco - to a small family-owned estate run by Brothers Antonio and Paolo Sperone.  The climate here is closer to Burgundy than you'd expect, and it lets the Sperones harvest ripe, juicy, Pinot Noir fruit and then give it 6 months in barrel to soften and gain complexity.  Black cherry and strawberry fruit hold center stage here with accents of smoke and fresh earth.  Juicy in the middle and supported by light, fine, tannin, this is a steal in value Pinot Noir that tastes like...well, Pinot Noir!

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Bruni Poggio D' Elsa Cabernet Sangiovese 2016 Product #32137 (In Stock)
Bruni Poggio D' Elsa Cabernet Sangiovese 2016 Bruni Poggio D' Elsa Cabernet Sangiovese 2016

Winemaker Marco Bruni and his siblings named this “Super Tuscan” red for their mom, Elsa – could it be anything other than fantastic?  From Tuscany’s Maremma region, a slice of western Tuscany that gets all of the brilliant “Tuscan sun” that makes Chianti so famous plus cooling breezes from the nearby sea.  It’s sometimes called the “California of Italy” because while Sangiovese (the main grape of Chianti and Brunello) is great here, so is Napa Valley’s Cabernet Sauvignon.  Here, the Bruni’s blend equal parts Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon and age about 30% of the wine in French oak casks.

A sizzling value in super-Tuscan red blends of 50% Sangiovese - for Italian zest and red fruit - and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon - for richness and dark currant fruit - raised 70% in tank and 30% in large oak cask for spice.  It's loaded with black cherry, plum, and black currant fruit aromas and flavors with a hint of cedar and tobacco for complexity.  Juicy like Chianti, rich Cabernet Sauvignon.  Yum!

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Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Grigio 2016 Product #32372 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Grigio 2016 Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Grigio 2016

If you loved the 2015 vintage from this perennial favorite Pinot Grigio producer, you’ll flip for the 2016. All those same lovely aromas of peaches and white flowers, and beautiful ripe, mouthfilling flavors of juicy pear, honey crisp apple and mouthwaterng citrus. There’s just an extra zing of tangy refreshment this year, making this the perfect accompaniment to a wide variety of foods from salads to Thai food. With a lovely, dense texture, this is not the watery, bland Pinot Grigio you might expect at this price!

"Very floral and fresh aromas with lightly cooked pear. Full body, layered and flavorful. A wealth of character and intensity."  James Suckling 92 points

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Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Petit Bourgeois 2016 Product #32523 (In Stock)
Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Petit Bourgeois 2016 Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Petit Bourgeois 2016

Basically a “baby Sancerre”, this exciting young Sauvignon Blanc is grown on the same chalky slate soils you’ll find across Sancerre from 10-40 year-old vines, fermented in stainless steel and allowed to rest 3 months on the fine lees.  The vineyard is located just outside the legal boundary of Sancerre, but the flavors make you feel right in the middle!

Generous, fresh, aromas of fresh flowers, just cut grass, white grapefruit, and a hint of wet stones burst from the glass.  Then you’ll find a tad more richness and zest to the crisp citrus and green apple fruit, tangy gooseberry, and fresh grass.  As the refreshing acidity wells up to make your mouth water, a bit of Sancerre’s trademark “gun flint” character shows underneath the juicy bright fruit.  There’s a wonderful rich/brisk, sweet/sour contrast in this wine that will delight and fascinate with every sip.  Served cold, it’s thirst quenching and refreshing.  Let it warm up a touch and it’s layered, complex, and a fantastic match for seafood, fresh vegetables, and – of course – goat cheese.

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Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2016 Product #32773 (In Stock)
Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2016 Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2016

Poppy has been a top value Cab here for a while, and the slightly more serious 2016 edition is going to make lots of fans. Nice doses of boisterous fruit, smoky oak, and sweet spice aromas and flavors are forward and ready to play. Juicy and fleshy on the palate with smooth, supple, tannins and a nice lash of black fruit, smoke and spice on the smooth, fresh, finish.  Easy drinking fun.

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Quinta Da Raza Alvarinho Trajadura Vinho Verde 2016 Product #33085 (In Stock)
Quinta Da Raza Alvarinho Trajadura Vinho Verde 2016 Quinta Da Raza Alvarinho Trajadura Vinho Verde 2016

If you think about Vinho Verde at all, you probably think of light-bodied, tart and tangy, whites with a prickle of gas to enjoy in mid-summer heat with cold shrimp or a salad.  But this blend of Portugal’s Vinho Verde region’s two best grapes – Alvarinho and Trajadura is a bit more and better than that.  In fact, in the nearly perfect 2016 growing season, it’s a wine that both exemplifies and transcends its home and style.  It’s a Vinho Verde for drinking all year ‘round. 

Pour a glass and you’ll admire the clear, crisp, light yellow/green color (while “Vinho Verde” really means “young wine,” there’s definitely a touch of green tint here, too).  Give it a swirl and you’ll love the big, ripe, aromas of peach, apricot and orange blossom that really scream “Summer!” even on a cool, cloudy, day.  And then your first sip fills your mouth with zesty orange citrus fruit, mid-summer peach, and a hint of something floral lifted by a very light prickle of CO2.  The ripe, fresh, fruit flavors pick up a hint of just squeezed lime as salty, stony, selzer-like minerality comes up on the mouthwatering finish.  It’s delightfully delicious.

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Santa Barbara Verdicchio 2016 Product #32079 (In Stock)
Santa Barbara Verdicchio 2016 Santa Barbara Verdicchio 2016

Another great vintage for this popular DOC Verdicchio in the traditional curvy bottle. Really bursts with dried lemon, pink grapefruit, Granny Smith apple fruit made even better by a nice dose of stony minerality and a dash of fresh herb. It glides across your palate like silk then finishes brisk and clean and fresh.  Great wine for seafood and salads or just to sip. Under-priced for the quality.

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