2010 Durigutti Malbec Mendoza
90 points Stephen Tanzer
Bright dark red. Perfumed aromas of blackberry, currant, violet, licorice and menthol lifted by hints of herbs and pepper. Supple, ripe and nicely concentrated, with mid-palate sweetness restrained by vigorous, harmonious acidity. Finishes thicker than the 2010 cabernet, with fine-grained tannins and lovely lingering fruits and herbs.
$16.99 Mix or Match Price $!5.29
DONNA OLIMPIA 2008 Bolgheri Rosso
James Suckling Score: 94 points.
Yum. Love the mineral, blueberry, floral and dark fruit on the nose. Full bodied, with velvety tannins and a long balanced finish. So much fruit here, but really balanced. Complex and multi- layered. Amazing.
Your Price $29.99 MM Price $26.99
Fattoria 2010 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Laced with iron, smoke, tobacco, black cherries and scorched earth. Firm tannins provide the backbone for this deeply expressive, layered Vino Nobile. Here, too, all the elements are very much in balance. 92 points, Antonio Galloni
Your Price $20.39 MM Price $18.35
Terre di Sole Sangiovese 2010
Red plum and cherry aromas. This smooth, easy-drinking red has ripe red fruit, berry and tobacco flavors. It is balanced with good complexity and silky, fruity finish. Recommendation: A great wine for Italian food!
Your Price $9.99 MM Price $8.99
2011 Georges Duboeuf Fleurie Flower
Brilliant ruby. Raspberry and candied flowers on the fragrant nose. On the jammy side, offering plush red fruit flavors that spread out to coat the palate. Comes up a bit short on the finish but offers plenty of appealing, straightforward fruit.
90 Points Wine Spectator
Your Price $13.99 MM Price $12.59
Clos Du Bois Pinot Noir 2009
A deep ruby-red Pinot full of great aromatic intensity, from strawberry and cherry to lavender, dried roses, and earthy woodsy notes—including a touch of forest floor. In taste, the strawberry and cherry are sweet and fruity, balanced by a rich, silky texture and a finish of spicy oak
Your Price $12.99 MM Price $11.69
2009 Schug Cabernet Sauvignon,
A ripe mouthful of currant and cherry flavors is framed by fine tannins and a touch of spicy oak. It has a classic
bouquet bursting with berries, cassis and spice. This is a very nice Cabernet that’s gentle and soft in the mouth, with luscious blackberry and mocha flavors.
WE Editors Choice 90 Pts.
Your Price $20.79 MM Price $18.71
Martin Ray Merlot Napa Valley 2011
This Merlot has a vibrant, deep red color highlighted by aromas of ripe cherry, black currant with overtones of vanilla and toffee. Bright at first, with lush, juicy flavors of dark plum and black cherry, layered with cinnamon spice. Finishes full and long with present, but manageable tannins. Aged for twelve months in American and French oak barrels
Your Price $18.99 MM Price $17.09
Martin Ray Chardonnay RR 2011
A nice jewel-like nose with inviting aromas of fresh juicy pear and spice notes. Rich flavors of lemon, crème brulee, light spice and toast are framed by an oak backbone. Finishes dry and crisp with a pronounced minerality.
Pair with a succulent dish of fresh lobster tails with a rich butter sauce, fettuccine alfredo or a butternut squash soup would be an excellent match for this Chardonnay.
WE 88 Pts.
Your Price $15.99 MM Price $14.39
Four Vines Biker Paso Zinfandel 2010
Wine Spectator 90 Pts- "Ripe and zesty, with distinctive aromas of raspberry and smoky cracked pepper that lead to plush, briary flavors of black cherry, anise and sage."
Legendary blackberry aromas mix with cherry, plums, menthol, white pepper and a touch of meaty black olives and oregano. A touch of cedar box.
Your Price $20.99 MM Price $18.89
2012 Steele Wines Chardonnay Steele
Fermentation takes place in French oak barrels of which 20% are new. Santa Maria vineyards add a tropical fruit character to the wine, flavors and aroma of mango, pineapple, and papaya. The Sonoma vineyards attribute citrus character and acid to the cuvee. The Mendocino vineyard flavor profile leans toward citrus fruit, baked apples and cinnamon.
Your Price $16.99 MM Price $15.29
Bogle Old Vines Zinfandel 2011
Wine Spectator 88 Pts.- "Soft, juicy and altogether fun to drink. The aromas of sweet dried cherry and herb lead to zesty raspberry, underbrush and white pepper flavors."
Surrounded by vanilla bean, juniper and toasty oak tones, this wine is well balanced through and through. Full at entry, mouth filling in the mid palate and finishing round and ripe, this wine resonates well beyond the last sip.
Your Price $10.39 MM Price $9.35
2010 'Cervantes by Chappellet' Mountain Cuvee, Napa
If you're looking for wine that is quintessentially Napa Valley, but more in the old school style, where fruit and acidity and tannins are all in harmony, then Chappellet should be at the top of your list. The 2010 Cervantes fits that bill even better because the extremely cool 2010 growing season kept the grapes from getting too ripe. A blend of 50% Cab, 35% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot and 6% Malbec, the wine brims with aromas of cherry cola, cigar box and espresso. Full-bodied on the palate, with compact sweet fruit, chocolate and spice notes that open up wonderfully now
Your Price $29.79
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Parducci Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Parducci Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of currant, plum and vanilla. Grapes from each of Mendocino County's inland vineyard areas complement one another in this bottle. The blend consists of 94 percent Cabernet Suavignon, 3 percent Cabernet Franc, 2 percent Petite Sirah, and 1 percent Viognier. Enjoy this rich, dry red wine with hearty chicken dishes, beef and lamb, and red sauced pasta.
Your Price $11.79
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Sterling Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate 89 Pts.- "The dense purple-colored 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford (another cuvee for members only) exhibits lots of attractive black currant and cassis fruit notes, a juicy mid-palate, supple tannins and plenty of fruit and glycerin in the finish. This high-class wine should be consumed over the next 10-12 years. "
Your Price $17.99 M or M Price $16.19
2008 Long Meadow Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
"A terrific Cabernet so balanced and elegant it's Classic Napa Valley. Rich in blackberries, black currents, herbs and ceder, with a perfect touch of smoky oak, and so smooth and complex, you keep returning for a second and third glass. Long Meadow Ranch is a winery that constantly overdelivers." Editors' Choice - S.H - Wine Enthusiast 93 Pts.
Your Price $47.99 M or M Price $43.19
Château Haut-La Péreyre
Haut-La Péreyre rouge: This is a blend of roughly 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, made in tank and bottled without filtration. Unlike so much of inexpensive red wine today, this is not an industrially produced wine that tastes like fruity Kool-Aid. This is a domaine wine with an aromatic profile of graphite and earth that speaks clearly of Bordeaux.
Your Price $14.39
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Mollydooker The Maitre D' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Wine Spectator 89 Pts - "Soft, supple and ripe, with a welcoming texture that underlines the generous blackberry and black currant flavors, shaded with coffee on the finish."
I love this Cabernet for its sweet varietal fruit and the generous, creamy mouth feel. It is seamlessly balanced with smooth tannins, integrated spicy notes and intense fruit characters of fresh raspberries, blackcurrant, nutmeg and cloves, followed up with the power of licorice, black cherry and vanilla.
Your Price $24.99 M or M Price $22.49
Domaine de Viaud Lalande de Pomerol 2005
The Right Banks Bordeauxs are beautiful blends that consist mostly Merlot, making some of the most sought-after wines in the world.
The moderate climate of Bordeaux creates medium plus tannins and a stilted structure accent very earthy soil, tobacco, tar along with blackberry, raspberry, and plum on the nose and palate
Your Price $29.99 MM Price $26.99
2012 Line 39 Petite Sirah
A large, juicy wine, with rich flavors and solid structure. The nose is jammy red berries, along with new leather coat and cigar tobacco. This Petite Sirah has a satiny smooth mouthfeel and rich extracted flavors. It tastes of blackberry and licorice, a little dark chocolate and oak spice.
Your Price $8.99 MM Price $8.09
2011 Pieropan Soave, Veneto, Italy
Brilliant, light straw yellow with greenish reflections. Fresh, delicate bouquet with notes of vine blossoms, cherry blossoms and elderberry. Fresh and flavorful on the palate, very appealing and well balanced. Pleasing bitterish finish.
Very appealing as an aperitif or to match with soup, first courses with vegetables, such as asparagus, peas, zucchini, egg-based dishes, and both saltwater and freshwater fish.
Your Price $14.99 MM Price $13.49
2010 Stefan Breuer 'R3' Riesling
This represents a stimulating and intriguing concentrate of diverse flavors one can only hope to capture with “mineral” vocabulary. Lime, cucumber, and stalk cellar inform a juicy, coolly-refreshing matrix, and the salinity here tugs on the salivary glands even as the wine glides off with delicacy yet formidable persistence. Fineherb is the legal wine term used for a wine that is a touch sweeter than ‘tröcken’ in German.
Your Price $19.99 MM Price $17.99
Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 2009
Pinot Noir from Yarra Valley, Australia
The Wine Advocate 88 Pts.- "The 2009 Pinot Noir comes from 6 growers right across the Yarra and I'm told all the fruit was harvested before the fires. It receives around 20-30% carbonic maceration. With a medium ruby color, it gives intense, lifted raspberry and warm cherry aromas with that distinctive carbonic estery character. It has a medium body with medium acidity and a good amount of berry fruit in the mid-palate.
Your Price $17.99 MM Price $16.19
Stanley Lambert Estate Choc-a-Bloc Tawny, South Australia
From an Australian and American family partnership emerges a 5-year-old tawny port infused with melted chocolate. This drink will suffice for both dessert and wine. Tastes like a liquid tootsie roll laced with dark roasted coffee and caramel. Delicious, even for non-port-lovers. A pleasant accompaniment with sweets or coffee. Great to sip on with friends and Lovers. Chocoholics beware !!
MSRP $35.00 Your Price $17.99
6 Pack Mix or Match Price $16.19
John Duval Entity Shiraz 2007
The Wine Advocate 93 Pts- "The purple-colored 2007 Entity Shiraz spent 17 months in 30% new French oak, the balance in seasoned French and American oak. It displays an alluring nose of wood smoke, game, meat blood, Asian spices, and blueberry. "
Wine Spectator 92 Pts.- "Firm, focused and juicy, with orange peel scented cherry and spice flavors, this feels like it's holding something back despite the generosity of flavor. Lingers well against fine tannins.
MSRP $43.99 Your Price $35.99
6 Pack Mix or Match Price $32.39
2006 Castoro Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon,
Paso Robles is Cabernet Sauvignon country as you will agree after enjoying this amazing wine. Our Cabernet Sauvignon is packed with rich berries, ripe fruit aromas and flavors. Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon tends to be ready to drink early on with formidable aging capacity. Aged both in American and French oak to round out the nuances of the King of red wines.
MSRP $16.00 Your Price $12.99
6 Pack Mix or Match Price $11.69
d'Arenberg Stump Jump Shiraz 2011
Wine Spectator 89 Pts- "Fresh and crisp, with a distinct mineral note weaving through the juicy plum and spice flavors, lingering pleasantly on the refined finish. Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre."
Wine Enthusiast 89 Pts.- "A terrific value for current consumption, the 2011 Stump Jump GSM blends 46% Grenache, 39% Shiraz and 15% Mourvedre into a plump yet firm wine that combines black cherry fruit with savory notes of chocolate, herbs and roasted meat. There's even a touch of mocha on the long finish. Best Buy"
MSRP $12.99 Your Price $9.99
6 Pack Mix or Match Price $8.99
CHATEAU DUPLESSIS 2009
Blend of the 2009 Vintage: :
79% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7.6% Cabernet Franc,1.4% Petit Verdot
Matured for about a year in French oak. Deep red, with tinges of purple; the wine shows an expressive nose with aromas of vanilla, cinnamon, blackcurrant and liquorice. On the palate it is lively and fruity with young good tannins to the fore, with a fresh finish showing minty notes.
MSRP $29.99 Your Price $22.99
6 Pack Mix or Match Price $20.69
Chateau Haut-Beausejour Saint Estephe (Cab, Merlot) 2010
James Suckling 91 Pts. - "Aromas of plums and chocolate with hints of spices. Full body, with velvety tannins and a clean finish. Lots of cedar and nuts with fruit on the finish.
Wine Spectator 90 Pts.- "Bright, with a high-pitched damson plum and red currant core, followed by bitter orange, savory and iron notes on the finish. A pleasant combination of austerity and sleekness. Drink now through 2025."
MSRP $44.95 Your Price $38.95
6 Pack Mix or Match Price $35.05
Sonoma Valley Portworks Duet Hazelnut
DUET is a one-of-a-kind after-dinner wine. It has a wonderful nutty aroma. It is nicely balanced and exceptionally smooth. The natural hazelnut finish completes the experience.
MSRP $20.00 Your Price $14,99
6 Pack Mix or Match Price $13.49
Chateau Latour A Pomerol 2006
90% Merlot - 10% Cabernet Franc.
Wine Enthusiast 92 Pts.- "Licorice, chocolate and black plums all show immediately in this rich, dense wine. Sweet tannins combine with fresh tobacco smokiness over jammy, ripe fruit. This array of flavors is kept in check by the over-arching acidity."
Wine Spectator 90 Pts- "Raspberry and floral aromas follow through to a medium-to-full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a chocolate, cream and cedar aftertaste. This has mellowed with time. Best after 2012. 2,080 cases made."
MSRP $95.00 Your Price $79.99
6 Pack Mix or Match Price $71.99
Lamadrid Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
We strive for an Agrelo terroir-driven Cabernet Sauvignon that has color and fruit concentration that over-delivers at its price point.
The Wine Advocate 90 Pts - "Purple, cedar, spice box, balsamic, black currant; outstanding depth, concentration, and length."
MSRP $15.99 Your Price $13.99
6 Pack Mix or Match Price $12.59
2005 Pommard, Louis Jadot
90 points Wine Spectator: "Cherry and spice flavors mark this rich red, whose structural and flavor components are all balanced. This should come around soon. Fine length. Best from 2010 through 2020."
MSRP $65.99 Your Price $44.99
6 Pack Mix or Match Price $40.49
Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne Gift Set
Wine Enthusiast 91 Pts- "Laurent-Perrier’s dry style is reflected in this crisp, elegant and fine Champagne. The character is mineral, taut, with a great burst of citrus and white fruit acidity. The ensemble creates a delicious food-friendly wine. Best Buy"
Wine Spectator 90 Pts - "Balanced and fresh, with an airy mousse carrying flavors of crunchy pear, piecrust, apricot and ground ginger, all underscored by a hint of smoky mineral."
MSRP $49.99 Your Price $39.99
6 Pack Mix or Match Price $35.99
Odfjell 2008 Orzada Cabernet Sauvignon (Colchagua Valley)
Wine Enthusiast 89 Pts.- Integrated and dark up front, with aromas of raspberry, blackberry, oak resin and spice. Feels textured and resiny, with good depth and generous flavors of lemony oak, barrel spice and berry fruit. Finishes more woody than anything, but along the way it struts very good density and flavor.
Tanzer IWC 89 Pts.
MSRP $19.99 Your Price $16.99
6 Pack Mix or Match Price $15.29
2011 Gran Sasso - Sangiovese Terre di Chieti
Sangiovese is a fairly ubiquitous grape, best known in Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna, but able to produce high quality fruit further south even to northern Puglia. We find the balance and purity of fruit found in this simple, honest Sangiovese to be remarkable.
MSRP $11.99 Your Price $8.79
6 Pack Mix or Match Price $7.91
Lucky Star California Pinot Noir 2010
The wine boasts aromas and flavors of cranberry and ripe raspberry, a hint of toastiness, and a crisp yet silky finish.
Displays elegance, high acidity and concentration of flavors
90% Pinot Noir, 10% Zinfandel
MSRP $10.99 Your Price $8.79
6 Pack Mix or Match Price $7.91
Bouchard Aine & Fils Pommard 2009
Visual: A crystal, clear, cherry red.
Nose: Complex and powerful, predominantly fruity (Morello cherries, citrus fruits, fresh figs). Oaky with scents of woodland undergrowth and spices.
Palate: Pommard wines are firm with a lot of colour and a vivid ouquet. Ours is powerful and robust with flavours of cherries, oak and spices, a very well-constituted structure and mellow tannins. A wonderfully well-balanced wine.
MSRP $49.99 Your Price $40.99
6 Pack Mix or Match Price $36.89
Chateau les Moutins 2011 Sauvignon Bordeaux
Grassy, fresh, zesty wine with 90% sauvignon blanc and 10% semillon. Extra complexity from being allowed to rest on the lees, it has a nice citrussy bouquet. Good for fish dishes and tasty starters. $11.99
Château de Fontenille 2012 Bordeaux (Entre-Deux-Mers)
Rich and fruity, this wine shows warm white fruit and a touch of spice. The wine is soft, its currant and pink grapefruit flavors lifted by acidity but with a rounded finish. $13.99
Cercius Blanc 2011 Rhone White Blend
90 points Rhone Report ,Wine Advocate 87- "The 2011 Cercius Blanc is a blend of 70% Grenache Blanc and 30% Sauvignon Blanc aged on its lees in concrete tanks. Only entitled to a Vin de France appellation, it offers abundant notes of lime juice, crushed rocks, spring flowers and a hint of pineapple juice. Elegant, dry and vibrant. $14.99
Baron Philippe de Rothschild 2012 Mouton Cadet Red (Bordeaux)
The fruitiness and structure of the vintage show well in this red berry flavored wine. Juicy red wine with flavors of cherry, raspberry, blackberry, violets and a hint of tobacco. A dry core of tannin gives a light structure and brings out acidity. $10.99
2010 Chateau du Pin
The wine is dry and firm. However, the weight and richness are all there. Give it another year, and all the suppressed fruit will come through. Drink this solid wine from 2016. $12.99
CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE
Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley 2013
Wine Spectator 88
Sleek and refreshing, this offers pineapple and grapefruit flavors on a lively frame, persisting nicely.–HS $10.99
CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE Riesling Columbia Valley Dry 2012
Wine Spectator 88 Best Value
Light, tight and crisp, this dry style offers refreshing apple, pear and floral flavors, lingering quietly..–HS $10.99
CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE Riesling Columbia Valley Harvest Select Sweet 2013
Wine Spectator 88
Sweet and silky, offering a range of orange peel and tangerine accents to the pineapple flavors, finishing with restraint. Drink now. 245,000 cases made.–HS
Bogle Merlot 2012
Wine Enthusiast 89 Best Buy- "Complex fruit, herb and subtle oak aromas lead to an appetizingly dry feel and mellow, woodsy, autumnal flavors. It’s medium bodied, smooth-textured and just savory enough to complement the tasty fruit flavors."
Duas Quintas 2012
Parker 88, Wine Spectator 89
There's plenty of zest to this juicy red, filled with brambly flavors. Boysenberry and cherry notes dominate, showing some creamy details. The crisp finish lingers with truffle accents.
Château Greysac 2010 Red (Médoc)
Wine Enthusiast 89
On the austere side, with a firm and dry tannic structure, this represents the classic style of Bordeaux. It has black currant fruit and a mineral edge, with a severe structure that demands to be aged.
Chateau Latour A Pomerol 2006
Wine Enthusiast 92- "Licorice, chocolate and black plums all show immediately in this rich, dense wine. Sweet tannins combine with fresh tobacco smokiness over jammy, ripe fruit. This array of flavors is kept in check by the over-arching acidity."
2009 Chateau Moulin de Cabanieu Medoc
This is a 60 /40 cabernet Merlot blend from the northern part of the Medoc, notes of dark tobacco spice to the black currant, cassis and plum like fruit, peppercorn and dark earth notes on the nose. A good amount of dark currant berry fruit on the tongue with ripe round tannins and a nice hand of dark spice and earth rounding out the finish.
Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2010
Sangiovese from Tuscany
Wine Spectator 92- "Black cherry, spice, tobacco and earth flavors prevail in this dense red. The tannins verge on being gritty in texture, yet there's adequate acidity to keep this fresh.
2008 Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro-Gold, Chianti Sangiovese
Very dark ruby-red. Spiced blackcurrant, coffee and ink on the nose, with a light dusting of cracked black pepper. Shows good texture and very good sweetness to its dark fruit, coffee and licorice flavors. Finishes smooth and long, but with mounting tannins and bit of alcoholic warmth $36.99
Banfi Belnero Proprietor's Reserve 2010 Sangiovese
James Suckling 91 - "Aromas of blueberries, blackberries and moss follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a juicy, fruity, fresh finish. Savory and lightly salty. Excellent to drink now but better in two or three years. A delicious wine for a good price." $34.99
Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva 2010 Sangiovese
Wine Spectator 89- "A rich style, displaying concentrated flavors of cherry, blackberry, earth and tea. Generous and muscular on the finish, where leather, earth and tea notes reign. Best from 2016 through 2028." $19.99
2010 Gaja Ca' Marcanda "Promis" Toscana
89 points James Suckling
Fresh and clean with currants and dried cherry character. Medium body, with fine tannins and a crisp acidity. Austere but lively and embracing”. Ca' Marcanda is Angelo Gaja's winemaking venture in Maremma, a region on the Tuscan seaboard south of Livorno. Merlot, Syrah, and Sangiovese $39.99
Brancaia Ilatraia 2011
James Suckling 94 - "Beautiful aromas of raspberries and currants. Full body with very integrated tannins and mineral and fruit character. Very fine intend. A blend of 40% cabernet sauvignon, 40% petit verdot and 20 cabernet franc. Try in 2016 but so wonderful to taste now."
Livio Sassetti Brunello di Montalcino Pertimali 2008
Wine Spectator 94- "Aromatic, suave and silky, boasting aromas and flavors of flowers, cherry, strawberry and leather, all boosted by bright acidity and firm, well-integrated tannins. Refined and long, with a lingering finish of mineral and spice. Best from 2016 through 2035."
Poggio al Tesoro Bolgheri Sondraia 2009
Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany
Wine Enthusiast 94"A Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc blend, this shows immense density and richness, and it exudes bright tones of cherry, blackberry, chocolate, tar, clove and licorice. Buquet is elegant and complex, the smoothness of the mouthfeel is what sets this wine apart." $51.99
Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino 2008
Angelo Gaja bottling, this is also one of the outstanding Brunellos of 2008. Rennina and Sugarille, plus 25 acres in Brunello’s northeast subzone. This Brunello derives from all the vineyard's holding to create a traditional cuvee that is a classic, elegant, refined Brunello $82.99
Altesino Rosso di Montalcino 2010
James Suckling 90 -
"Very pretty Rosso with spice and berry character and hints of dried cherries. Full to medium body, with silky tannins and a long fruity, citrus finish. Outstanding Rosso. $21.99
2009 I Greppi - Greppicante Bolgheri DOCG Bordeaux Blend
James Suckling (92 Points)
"Gorgeous aromas of blueberries and currants follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a berry, mineral and spice aftertaste. Lasts a long time. Best after 2012." $16.99
Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2010
Wine Advocate 90 "Sangiovese with 10% Merlot, the 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori opens with a two-fold delivery of espresso grits and pressed red rose that give this wine a rather unique personality. The mouthfeel is bright and well-defined with cherry and dried raspberry. $29.99
Terrabianca Campaccio 2005
Wine Advocate 92- 2005 Campaccio (70% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon) needs time to develop its full potential, but even at this early stage it is a generous, full-bodied wine imbued with dark fruit, tobacco, earthiness, licorice and toasted oak. The tannins build on the finish, but the wine appears to have the requisite fruit to provide balance.. " $28.99
Da Vinci Riserva Chianti 2010
Distinctly fruity bouquet with dark cherry overtones that are balanced with hints of vanilla and cinnamon. Its flavor reflects the fruit of the bouquet and is supported by balanced tannins. You will notice flavors of concentrated black fruit, plums, and ripe cherry fruit with spicy undertones $21.99
Tiziano Chianti Classico Gold 2010
Intense ruby-red in color, the wine has a spicy bouquet with hints of underbrush and scents of violets. The flavor is full and velvety. It best accompanies game and roasted or grilled meats. $19.99
Pouilly-Fumé Domaine des Mariniers 2011
Wine spectator 89
Fresh and forward, with good lemon curd, tarragon and warm stone notes that all glide through the paraffin-tinged finish. Drink now. 3,500 cases made.
Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 2012
Pale and vibrant in color. Pascal Jolivet Sancerre is fresh, clean and screaming with racy acidity. On the palate it is fresh and tightly wound; acidity is tempered by very subtle residual sugar; very clean; alive, racy, youthful. Overall, a dry and elegant wine.
2013 Domaine de Bila Haut "Les Vignes de Bila-Haut" Côtes-du-Roussillon Villages
90-92 points Robert Parker
Deep, rich and layered profile that has outstanding potential. Comprised of mostly Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, with a splash of Carignan, it’s loaded with notions of black olive, pepper, earth and assorted dark fruits. A medium-bodied, fresh and elegant palate feel that carries solid concentration, good acidity and a clean, dry finish.. (JD) $15.99
Domaine de l'Hortus, Grand Cuvee Rouge
A bigger red wine from Pic Saint Loup, France
This is a very impressive blend of syrah, grenache and mourvedre from one of the best producers in the South of France. There are lovely intense red fruits combining with typical garrigue characters, spice and a long lingering finish.
If you like Chateauneuf-du-Pape you will like this beauty!
Chapoutier La Bernardine Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010
Wine Spectator 91- "A solid, pure style, with a beam of very fresh plum, black cherry and toasted anise notes moving through, followed by pretty hints of tar and red licorice on the polished, accessible finish. Shows more balance than oomph and should hang on nicely in the cellar. Drink now through 2020." $44.99
2010 Domaine de la Chanteleuserie Cuvee Beauvais, Bourgeuil WS 89
The Cuvee Beauvais is the top cuvee, which is amazing given the price. The vines are 40+ years of age. Clay and limestone soils. Aged in steel. Bright raspberry and cassis fruit, lip-smacking acidity,sweet tobacco, brown spices, violets and menthol sneak in on the long, complex finish.
Côtes du Rhône-Villages Plan de Dieu 2008
This is quite forward, with a slightly gushy feel to the blackberry, fig sauce and melted licorice flavors. Dashes of spice and fig bread appear on the fleshy, but open-knit, finish
2011 Michel Gassier "Cercius Vieilles Vignes" Côtes du Rhone Villages Visan Rouge
92 points Rhone Report
85% Grenache and 15% Syrah, from 80+ year vines, that is aged for 6 months in concrete tank a lush, decadent offering that delivers loads of black raspberry and blackberry styled fruit that is intermixed with notions of licorice, rolled stone, roasted garrigue, and hints of leather on the nose. $16.99
Zonin 2010 Amarone della Valpolicella
Wine Enthusiast 90
Full-bodied and fresh, this offfers attractive aromas of blue flower, crushed black plum, and baking spices with a whiff of graphite. The smooth palate delivers blackberry, bitter cherry, raisin, black pepper and clove alongside firm tannins. $52.99
Vigneti Villabella 2006 Amarone
Wine Enthusiast 89
There’s a slightly muddled quality to the bouquet of this Amarone that recalls mixed spice, berry confiture and chewy chocolate-hazelnut treats. The wine shows medium density and intensity on the close that ultimately makes it easier to pair with home-cooked foods like lasagna and meatloaf.
2009 Tenuta Col d'Orcia Spezieri Toscana
Parker 88 Points, The 2009 Spezieri is a fresh, vinous offering laced with attractive red fruits...delicious, soft, entry-level wine... Col d'Orcia, one of Montalcino's historic properties
Tageto Donna Olimpia Rosso 2011
Fresh, aromatic and very pretty, with currant, raspberry and lavender. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a clean, fruity finish. Balanced and rich. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2010
Aromatic cedar and spice box hints lace the flavors of strawberry and cherry fruit, with red licorice and mocha notes. An elegant, easy-drinking, well-balanced red. $24.99
Valpolicella Superiore Mara Ripasso 2009 WS 89
Well-meshed, with a fragrant thread of spice and dried herb accenting black currant, soft raisin, red licorice and graphite flavors. There's fresh acidity throughout, and light tannins on the subtle finish. Drink now through 2017 $22.99
Tommasi Ripasso Valpolicella 2011 Wine Spectator 90- "Elegant and well-meshed, with a pretty note of tea rose wafting through the flavors of dried strawberry, pekoe tea leaf, red licorice and spice box. Light to medium bodied, ending with a long, smoke- and spice-tinged finish. " $24.99
Allegrini Palazzo della Torre 2010
Wine Advocate 90 -
"The 2010 Palazzo della Torre is 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and 5% Sangiovese that is air-dried until December after the harvest. That brief appassimento has shaped a delicious wine with loads of cherry and dark spice. It’s a great value with the depth of concentration and length that would match a wine double this price. $16.99
If You See Kay
Kay smells amazing; she's soft, creamy, juicy, rich, and powerful all at the same time. A dark and brooding wine, hints of imminent danger, ripe with confidence and purpose; on a mission. She's more than a mouthful, but never wasteful – like handfuls of juicy ripe blackberries dripping from your hands, so perfectly ripe that you have to go back again and again for another taste.
2008 Marchesi Mazzei Zisola Sicilia James Suckling 90
Love the vibrant sour cherry and spice character of this red. Round and fruity, with bright acidity and a lemon citrus finish. Lots going on. $22.99
2012 Shatter Grenache Languedoc-Roussillon
Seriously old Grenache vines that just needed some TLC to explode with character. Blackberry, boysenberry and multi-layered spice accents speak to a wine grown somewhere very cool and made by a guy,David Phinney, unafraid to push the envelope. We approve! $19.99
Jermann Pinot Grigio 2013
James Suckling 93-
"Focused white with pure, clean stone, flint and minerals. Nose of focused green-pear, exotic ripeness and juicy character. Great balance and finesse with an extended finish. One of the best-value in pinot grigios." 30.99
Chateau Haut-Bernones Haut-Medoc 2010
The left bank blend is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.
On the nose is rose, blackberry, raspberry and hints of pepper. In the mouth it is supple and full with spicy fruit and a hint of liquorice. Silky smooth with lush damson plum and blackcurrant fruit and a long finish. $21.99
Chateau du Fort Pontus 2008
A powerful Fronsac, brick red in the glass, with a bouquet of blackberries and black fruits, and flavors ranging from black currant and cassis with undertones of cedar to truffles, spicy cinnamon and nutmeg, firm tannins and mild acidity.
This wine has won many prizes: the 2008 vintage was awarded Or from the Challenge International du Vin as well as Silver from the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.
Chateau Croix de Laborde 2009
Intense nose with blackberries, lots of chocolate, vanilla and some liquorice. Medium body on the palate, concentrated fruit, bell pepper and lots of oak, raw grainy tannins which result in a firm structure $27.99
Zolo 2013 Unoaked Chardonnay (Mendoza)
Citrus, tropical notes and a bit of skunky funk define the nose on this unoaked Chard. The palate is slightly metallic in feel, while the flavors suggest canned peaches and nectarine. $13.99
2013, Caoba, Torrontes
The color is yellow with greenish glitters. The aromas show intense floral notes (roses and jasmine) and fruit aromas (grape and white peach). The mouthfeel is fresh, young, and complexly fruity. Great potential.
Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec 2012
Wine Spectator 91- "Ripe and rich, with a core of dark plum, kirsch and cocoa powder flavors. Well-structured, featuring medium-grained tannins and a long, sumptuous finish loaded with mocha and spice details. Drink now through 2020." $21.99
Zuccardi Q Malbec 2012
Wine Spectator 90 - "This is dark, with a racy edge to the cassis, crushed plum and raspberry notes, gliding along a full-bodied frame. Hints of cream and mocha balance the tannins on the finish. " $19.99
Gascon Reserva Malbec 2012
Rich, signature style Malbec, aged a minimum of one year in oak barrels. Dark fruit flavors and aromas, this full-bodied, intensely flavorful wine offers layers of ripe plum, blackberry and dark cherry, accented by hints of chocolate and black pepper. Persistent finish. $19.99
Finca Decero Malbec Remolinos Vineyard 2011 RP90, WS90, Tanzer 90
"Bright ruby-red. Slightly high-toned aromas of blackberry, kirsch, bitter chocolate, violet and spice cake. Densely packed and smooth but also lively and light on its feet thanks to harmonious acidity. Conveys a lovely restrained sweetness to its dark berry, licorice, violet and tobacco flavors. Finishes with smooth tannins and sneaky length." $18.99
Finca Decero Cabernet Remolinos Vineyard 2011
Agrelo is recognized as one of the best sub-appellations for Cabernet Sauvignon in Argentina and the signature of our Remolinos Vineyard shows the potential of the region. Lifted cherry and and cassis notes combine in an elegant style with integrated tannins adding complexity following 14 months in French oak barrels. Unrated, past vintages have excellent ratings. $18.99
Zuccardi Zeta 2010
Bordeaux Red Blends from Argentina WS 90, Tanzer 91
"Bright medium ruby. Aromas of blackberry and inviting chocolatey oak. Dense, sweet and concentrated, showing considerable power and excellent definition to its primary dark berry and violet flavors. Finishes sappy and very long, with firm but ripe tannins and insinuating sweetness. An excellent showing, but give this at least a couple more years in the cellar.
Finca Decero Amano 2009
Wine Advocate 94 - "Blend of 60% Malbec, 31% Cabe, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Tannat aged entirely in new French oak for 20 months. Ripe bouquet of mulberry, blackberry and melted tar with subtle undergrowth aromas. Palate of juicy ripe red berry fruit laced with white pepper, orange rind and a touch of marmalade. $49.99
2013, Kuyen, Bonarda/Malbec Blend
The nose is fruity and floral. Reminiscent of strawberry, cherry and raspberry.
On the palate is a young, fresh wine, that shows good complexity Easy to drink on an everyday basis. $12.99
Catena Malbec 2012
Wine Spectator 90- "An intense red, with concentrated flavors of dark plum, kirsch, dried beef and baker's chocolate that are flanked by notes of tobacco leaf and ginger. The powerful finish is filled with sanguine details. $21.99
2011, Caoba , Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva
The color is intense ruby red, with aromas being complex, spicy with delicate touches of vanilla, smoke, tobacco and coffee contributed by oak. On the palate, there is good structure with soft tannins and a good astringency. $20.99
Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva 2012
"Toasty yet ripe, showing ample mesquite and mocha notes to the raspberry ganache and rich plum fruit. Silky tannins line the dark, cream-tinged finish. Not yet rated, high ratings past vintages. $16.99
Alamos Malbec Mendoza Seleccion 2012
Wine Advocate 90 - This is very dark, with ripe dark fruit, abundant spicy notes, cinnamon and vanilla. The palate is medium-bodied, with a touch of elegant rusticity, with plenty of fine-grained tannins. It develops a violet note with time in glass." $17.99
2010 Bodega Renacer Enamore Red Wine Mendoza
Medium ruby. Sexy, slightly high-toned aromas of blackberry, mocha, cedar, violet and bitter chocolate lifted by a peppery note; hints at dried fruits without showing any raisiny character, harmonious acidity. This very rich wine finishes with plush, ripe tannins and terrific length. $24.99
Don Miguel Gascon 'Colosal' Red Blend 2012
Wine Enthusiast 86
" Savory scents, a whiff of animal and jammy berry aromas set up a large palate with choppy tannins and lots of breadth. This Malbec-lead blend shows roasted, rubbery black-fruit flavors and a fairly smooth but oaky finish. "
2011 Errazuriz Max Reserva Chardonnay, Casablanca Valley, Chile
"Pale gold. Meyer lemon, pear and orange pith on the nose, complicated by suave floral and smoky undertones. Deep pear, yellow plum and toasted nut qualities on the palate, with smoky minerals and chamomile emerging with air. Finishes with firm mineral bite and a lingering note of bitter pear skin."
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Tilia Bonarda 2010
Nice aromas of red and black fruit along with lots and lots of licorice and some floral notes. Juicy red berry fruit with some toasty edges, light minty notes, black pepper and a little vanilla. The mouthfeel of this delicious wine is smooth and soft. It ends with a nice, dry finish with that starts fruity and ends toasty. $12.99
Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Tasting Panel 90- "Juicy and fresh with tangy acidity, plum, blackberry and toasty oak; smooth and balanced, long and bright. "
Rodney Strong Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com 91- "Always a candidate for one of California's top sauvignon blancs in the marketplace. The 2013 is really fresh and fine; sports aromas and flavors of lively citrus, ripe melon and savory herbs; medium bodied, lively on the palate, with satisfying textures. This wine makes me hungry. I think I hear a bowl of steamed clams calling me."
Rodney Strong Sonoma Chardonnay 2012
Barrel fermented 60% of this wine and aged that portion in barrel for six months, offering the wine a touch of brown spice and vanilla, while cold fermenting the remainder to maximize a fresh fruit-forward character. Bright lemon and apple aromas mingle with hints of toasty barrel complexity, and on the palate, pear and pineapple with spice and refreshing acidity
Rodney Strong Estate Pinot Noir 2012
Wine Enthusiast 90- "This food-friendly Pinot Noir has a light body, dryness and crisp acidity that make it easy to pair with steaks, chops, salmon, mushroom risotto and similar fare. There’s nothing shy, however, about the flavors, which brim with ripe raspberries, cherries and pomegranates, accented with toasty, spicy oak. $17.99
2010 Chappellet "Cervantes Mountain Cuvée" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
If you're looking for wine that is quintessentially Napa Valley, but more in the old school style, where fruit and acidity and tannins are all in harmony, then Chappellet should be at the top of your list.. 50% Cab, 35% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot and 6% Malbec, the wine brims with aromas of cherry cola, cigar box and espresso. Full-bodied on the palate $29.99
Domaine Georges Viornery 2009 Cote De Brouilly Cuvée Vieille Vignes Cuvée This is the last wine from Georges Viornery as he retired this year. And what a swan song! This is a deep brooding wine that will require a few years to reach its potential. Intensely fruity blackberry perfume. On the palate there is lovely blackberry fruit with a spicy tinge. . $16.99
Marquis de Goulaine Cuvée Du Millénaire Muscadet de Sèvre Et Maine Sur Lie 2012
A distinctive wine with an attractive yeasty flavour. It is dry, citrusy and refreshing - a stunner with all seafood. Light thyme and chive notes mix with a tangy fleur de sel edge on the finish. $12.99
Locations by Dave Phinney F-2
Wine Advocate 91- Grenache from the Roussillon, Syrah from the Rhone Valley and assorted Bordeaux varieties. It was fermented in large oak vats and aged in barrel for ten months prior to bottling. A dense ruby/purple color is followed by a big, sweet kiss of licorice, black currants and camphor. Deep, full-bodied and ripe $19.99
Domaine Maby “Variations” Cotes du Rhone 2010
Velvety texture, rich pure flavors, and incredible concentration and length complex and pure grapes from very old, very low-yielding vines $14.99
Domaine de la Janasse Cotes du Rhone Reserve 2011
This is a custom cuvee made for the U.S. market by Eric Solomon. 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Carignan, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Cinsault aged 12 months in foudre, is gorgeous. Kirsch liqueur dominates the aromatics and flavors. Lots of floral, licorice, lavender, pepper, roasted meat and herbes de provence notes.
Papillon des Launes red 2009
Deep ruby colour with brick-red tints. Powerful nose, almost savage, starting with notes of venison, followed by ripe, cooked fruit. At first the tannin is notably present, then the delicately dosed volume in the mouth is pleasant and affable. $19.99
2012 Delas Cotes-Du-Ventoux
A bright and forward nose of red berries, spice and wildflowers. Notes of provencal herbs and earth complement the overall feel of ripe berries, light tannin and youthful freshness.
2011 Poggio Vignoso Chianti
The 2011 Poggio Vignoso Chianti is loaded with spicy cherry and cranberry fruit, shows good concentration and a clean finish. The hints of tobacco and leather are from grapes, not oak chips or brett, and the alcohol is a perfect 13.5%. The mix of grapes is traditional all the way – 85% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo, and 5% Malvasia Nera
Brancaia Tre 2011
Decanter 95, James Suckling 93- "Aromas of strawberry and berry character on nose. Full body, ultra-soft tannins and a silky finish. A beautiful and delicious wine."
TRE stands for the three grape varieties Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon $19.99
Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 2007
Wine Advocate 93 - "The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino saturates the palate with deep layers of fruit. This is a fabulous, highly expressive Brunello with virtually no hard edges and superb overall balance. It is one of the more approachable young wines I have ever tasted from this historic Montalcino estate. $59.99
2008 Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino
JS 92, Galloni 91, WS88
Cherry and plum flavors pick up tobacco and spice accents in this lean red. It's balanced in its slim way, with a moderately long finish. $84.99
BERSANO Barolo Nirvasco 2007
Round and accessible, offering cherry, plum and sweet spice flavors, backed by ripe, smooth tannins. Fine length shows its potential. There's no rush, though—this will continue to develop over the next decade $64.99
2009 Ceretto Zonchera, Barolo
Tanzer 90 WS 89
Ample flesh and spice aromas and flavors lead in this red, with cherry, strawberry, tea and tobacco notes lending support. Balanced toward the tannins, with elevated alcohol and fine length. $55.99
Pio Cesare Barolo 2009 Nebbiolo
Wine Advocate 93- "Pio Cesare offers two very distinct expressions of Barolo. The first, the 2009 Barolo, shows classic lines and elegant characteristics of mild spice and forest berry backed by dried ginger, blue flower and anise seed. Its tight, crisp and finely textured mouthfeel $68.99
2011 B&G Reserve Cabernet
An intense nose of plum and blackcurrant, with delicate toasty notes; the palate is silky and long with plenty of red fruit and hints of vanilla.
2012 Louis Latour Puligny-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune The nose is characterized by notes of white flowers and fresh hazelnut. The palate is long and elegant with some minerality on the finish. It is fat yet has good acidity, proving its balance and potential. Will evolve brilliantly revealing new aromas in five to seven years. $76.99
MAISON ROCHE DE BELLENE
Meursault Vieilles Vignes 2011
Wine Spectator 89
An elegant, airy white, exhibiting apple, honey, hazelnut and oyster shell flavors. Refreshing on the smoky finish. Drink this Chardonnay now through 2020. $63.99
Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet Les Chaumes
Stephen Tanzer -89-91
Pale, bright yellow. Exotic but fresh aromas of minerals, white flowers and lichee. Quite primary and tight, with strong acidity giving this wine an almost tart lemony character. Finishes precise and long, with lovely floral lift.
2011 Verget Pouilly-Fuisse
Background note of wood toast highlights the intensely floral nose where added breadth is present in the form of citrus and white fleshed fruit scents. The mouth coating, seductively textured and impressively concentrated $25.99
Domaine Sylvaine & Alain Normand
This comes from roughly five and a half hectares of vines (13.5 acres) and is made in a distinctly artisan style with native yeast in vat and an extensive upbringing on its fine lees (that spicy zesty quality in the finish of the wine comes from this lees contact)
Bouchard Aine & Fils Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2013
A wine characterized by its aromatic complexity and mild tannins. Brilliant cherry red in the glass with red fruit aromas, cherry, kirsch with notes of lime and mint. A plump wine with a lot of fruit and a delicate note of wood. Good persistence yet h armonious and well balanced. $16.99
Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages 2012 Gamay
Strong red purple colour. Fresh red fruits on the nose with a hint of dark cherry. Slightly spicy with a touch of grey pepper, liquorice and a touch of rose flower. The whole wine is very well balanced with a nice acidity a
DiamAndes de Uco Malbec-Syrah Uco Valley Perlita 2013
93 points James Suckling:
"A beautifully layered red with dark chocolate, berry and light vanilla character. Full body plus ultra-fine tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Delicious now. $14.99
Layer Cake Malbec 2013
Spicy black and blue fruit aromas show good power and just a hint of black pepper. Supple and seamless in texture, offering layers of Bing cherry and cassis flavors and a touch of mocha. Exceptional balance for its big power, finishing with a gentle creamy note, leaving dark berry and cracked pepper notes behind. $15.99
MARQUIS DE GOULAINE VOUVRAY 2014
A lean style, with green almond and white peach notes that stay taut through the finish, picking up a pleasant green plum accent. $12.99
Trimbach Riesling 2009
Wine Enthusiast 91- "This is a finely balanced wine, showing ripe fruit along with tangy citrus and pineapple flavors. It has weight and richness, with a full, concentrated character.
Lucien Albrecht Reserve Riesling 2009
A soft, open style of Riesling, just hinting at a steely core. It has perfumed white fruits, a youthful texture of apple skins, followed by ripe acidity. It needs a few more months in bottle to bring it into balance. $18.99
Ruta 22 Malbec 2013
Wine Spectator 88
A medium- to full-bodied red that offers notes of tarragon and fennel to the dried raspberry and red plum flavors. Smoked paprika accents show on the muscularly tannic finish. Drink now through 2017. $10.99
Zolo Signature Red Blend 2012
AgroVino 89 pts.
A fantastic early indicator for 2012 reds from Mendoza, this young blend serves up a dessert buffet of strawberry shortcake and cherry pie in the bouquet. The sweetness deepens in the mouth, where everything turns into cherry jam spiked with mint.
TILIA Bonarda Mendoza 2010
Wine Spectator 85 -This juicy red shows good weight to the black plum, cherry and mocha notes, which follow through on the finish. $11.99