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Telavi Wine Cellar Marani Saperavi 2016 (750 ml) Telavi Wine Cellar Marani Saperavi 2016 (750 ml)

Owns a deep cherry red color with complex and rich aromas of cherry, black prune, blackberry and dried fruits integrated with toasted oak notes. The initial palate starts with black fruit and vanilla aromas, goes on with an elegant, aromatic and soft mid palate. The aftertaste is long and spicy with touch of oak, supported by silky tannins.

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Telavi Wine Cellar Marani Rkatseteli, Kakheti 2013 (750 ml) Telavi Wine Cellar Marani Rkatseteli, Kakheti 2013 (750 ml)

The Marani regional range expresses the colorful personality and diversity of Kakheti traditional wines, which have been adored for centuries by wine lovers. They are young, fresh and redolent, spotlighting the regional character and our determination to reflect the best of Kakhetiterroir and Alazani River Valley in particular.

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Telavi Wine Cellar, Marani Kondoli Sami 2009 (750 ml) Telavi Wine Cellar, Marani Kondoli Sami 2009 (750 ml)

Saperavi, full-bodied with its deep red color, intense black fruit juice aromas and, Alexandreali – lighter color and texture full of strawberry and sweet vanilla notes and Merlot with its concentrated ripe fruit aromas at mid-palate and touch of green grass at the end, compose a perfectly balanced wine with bright crimson and brick rim at the edge. Complex and rich nose is dominated by red berries and cherry, with some mint, spiciness and toasted oak notes.

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Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Spatlese 2013 (750 ml) Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Spatlese 2013 (750 ml)

WA 93, WS 92

The 2013 Riesling Spatlese Piesporter Goldtropfchen opens very clear and precise on the nose intermixing cool, slate aromas with grapefruit and white peach flavors. Intense and piquant on the palate, this is a surprisingly straight, pure, stimulating, piquant and salty Spätlese bottled with 7.5% alcohol and a rather moderate residual sugar of 67 grams per liter. The high acidity of 10.5 grams make this a long-distance runner.

- Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (March, 2016)

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Giorgio Pelissero Barbera d'Alba Piani 2013 (750 ml) Giorgio Pelissero Barbera d'Alba Piani 2013 (750 ml)

JS 92, V 91

Pelissero's 2013 Barbera d' Alba Piani embodies the virtues of this cool, late-ripening vintage. Freshly cut flowers, mint, hard candy, spices and sweet dark cherries are some of the notes that inform this vibrant, super-expressive Barbera. In 2013, Giorgio Pelissero did not bottle his top of the line Barbera Tulin; all the best fruit went into the Piani.

- Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2012 (750 ml) Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2012 (750 ml)

WS 93

This is dense, with black cherry, blackberry, tobacco and leather flavors, picking up mineral and spice details on the long aftertaste. Shows ample tannins, fine depth and complexity. Drink now through 2023.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (May, 2017)

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Giorgio Pelissero Langhe Nebbiolo 2013 (750 ml) Giorgio Pelissero Langhe Nebbiolo 2013 (750 ml)

WS 91

Alluring aromas of flowers, cherry, strawberry, sandalwood and leather mark this muscular red. Finishes on the firm side, but should develop well. Drink now through 2021.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Dec, 2015)

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Telavi Wine Cellar Marani 'Satrapezo' Ice Wine 2013 (375 ml) Telavi Wine Cellar Marani 'Satrapezo' Ice Wine 2013 (375 ml)

100% Rkatsiteli. Vibrant fruit flavors accented by the natural sweetness are well balanced with embedded orange zest. The finish is fresh with fruity core leading to a tantalizing citrus and lingering aftertaste.

The fully frozen grapes in Rkatsiteli southern blocks of Kondoli vineyards and selected old Rkatsiteli vineyards in Ikalto and Gulgula villages in Kakheti have been picked in early December, when the outside temperature fell down to -9°C. At these temperatures the water portion of each grape separates from sugar, flavor and acid components. The water freezes and crystallizes leaving the other compounds as suspended liquid drops among the water crystals. The grapes were hand harvested early in the morning in small boxes, hand sorted in our winery, all the damaged grapes were removed and gently pressed in basket press. The fermentation was held for 2 months period in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature 16-18°C. After fermentation wine was kept cold around 0°C for 6 month. Light filtration complemented by bottling and 6 months bottle aging in our cellar before the release.

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Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Riesling Spatlese Scharzhofberger 2015 (750 ml) Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Riesling Spatlese Scharzhofberger 2015 (750 ml)

WA 92+

The bright colored 2015 Scharzhofberger Riesling Spätlese is very clear and slightly smoky on the still discreet and reductive nose. Lush and aromatic, this is a crystalline, piquant and racy Spätlese with a well structured, stimulatingly clear and salty finish. Excellent aging potential and really digestible.

- Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (April, 2017)

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Samsara Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills 2014 (750 ml) Samsara Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills 2014 (750 ml)

WA 90

The peppery, herbal, black cherry and smoked earth-scented 2014 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills is rich, textured and balanced on the palate, with bright acidity and a clean, gulpable style that keeps you coming back to the glass. It has excellent complexity, plenty of fruit and will drink nicely for 4-5 years.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2016)

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Feudo Maccari Saia Sicilia 2014 (750 ml) Feudo Maccari Saia Sicilia 2014 (750 ml)

WA 93

From the Noto area of southern Sicily, the 2014 Sicilia Saia is a pure expression of Nero d'Avola that reflects some of the characteristics of the limestone soils found in the area. There is a faint mineral vein that runs through this wine. It pulls together the various elements of ripe fruit and spice. Despite the opulence and the grandeur of the wine, it also shows an elegant side that comes in large part thanks to that mineral definition. This wine is exceptionally well balanced and beautiful in this classic vintage.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2016)

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Brumont Chateau Montus Blanc Sec 2012 (750 ml) Brumont Chateau Montus Blanc Sec 2012 (750 ml)

WE 91

Alain Brumont likes to throw challenges at himself and this is one of them. Made from two really local grapes, Petit Courbu and Petit Manseng, this wine is dry and strongly oxidative. It has fascinating touches of honey, of yellow fruit, of spice and hints of toast from the wood aging in large barrels. The wine is now very mature and very ready to drink.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Nov, 2016)

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Armando Piazzo Barbaresco 2014 (750 ml) Armando Piazzo Barbaresco 2014 (750 ml)

WE 88

This leads with woodland berry, blue flower and dried herb aromas. The palate is rather closed and austere but eventually reveals cranberry, pomegranate and crushed mint flavors through its frame of tightly wound tannins and vibrant acidity.

-Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Oct, 2017)

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Meerlust Rubicon, Stellenbosch 2013 (750 ml) Meerlust Rubicon, Stellenbosch 2013 (750 ml)

Very classic Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood and intense spiciness with liquorice and stony minerality. The palate is full-bodied, structured by sleek tannins which restrain the vibrant dark fruit. The wine lingers on the palate with creamy fruit.

Long recognized for producing world-class wines, Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the traditional dedication to the art of winemaking continues under the guidance of Hannes Myburgh, eighth generation custodian of this seventeenth-century national monument.

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Clos Pepe Estate 'Barrel Fermented' Chardonnay 2011 (750 ml) Clos Pepe Estate 'Barrel Fermented' Chardonnay 2011 (750 ml)

V 91

The 2011 Chardonnay Barrel Fermented boasts gorgeous textural depth and volume. Varietal notes flesh out in a wine that shows tons of Clos Pepe character in its brightness, but with an additional layer of complexity from the fermentation in barrel. This is the first Clos Pepe Chardonnay to see a touch of new oak, 5% in this vintage. The flavors are a little broader than in the Hommage, but the style is quintessentially Clos Pepe and 2011.

- Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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Brumont Chateau Montus, Madiran 2011 (750 ml) Brumont Chateau Montus, Madiran 2011 (750 ml)

WE 93, WS 91


The wine is impressive and packed with dense dark fruits. It comes from the showpiece estate of Madiran that was created by the iconic producer of the region, Alain Brumont

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (June, 2016)

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Azienda Agricola Cos 'Nero di Lupo' Nero d'Avola Sicilia 2014 (750 ml) Azienda Agricola Cos 'Nero di Lupo' Nero d'Avola Sicilia 2014 (750 ml)

WE 91

Aromas of sunbaked soil, truffle, game, Mediterranean scrub and mature black-skinned fruit lead the nose on this earthy red. Made entirely with Nero d'Avola, the round, delicious palate tastes of ripe black cherry, blackberry, orange zest, spice and chopped herb. Velvety tannins and bright acidity support the juicy flavors. Drink through 2017.

- Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (March, 2016)

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JCB by Jean Charles Boisset No 81 Chardonnay 2014 (750 ml) JCB by Jean Charles Boisset No 81 Chardonnay 2014 (750 ml)

WA 91

The 2014 Chardonnay No. 81 is scented of ripe apples and peaches with hints of cedar, baking bread, marzipan and ginger. Medium to full-bodied and silken textured, it offers a great concentration of clean, ripe stone fruit flavors with some savory characters coming thorough on the long finish.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Feb, 2017)

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Antucura Gran Vin 2011 (750 ml) Antucura Gran Vin 2011 (750 ml)

WA 89

The oily/olive sensations are even stronger in the 2011 Grand Vin, a blend of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Malbec that is ripe and matured in oak barrels, which added spicy sensations. Juicy and heady, this is slightly sweet toward the finish.

- Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (May, 2015)

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Telavi Wine Cellar Marani 'Satrapezo 10 Kvevri' Rkatsiteli 2013 (750 ml) Telavi Wine Cellar Marani 'Satrapezo 10 Kvevri' Rkatsiteli 2013 (750 ml)

Notes of rose and waxy flower mingle with savory nut and nut skin on this traditionally-made Georgian wine. Long maceration on the skins in clay vessels gives it a deep, golden hue, and a concentrated palate, with flavors of tangerine and crushed stone.

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Vina Alicia Malbec, Las Compuertas 2011 (750 ml) Vina Alicia Malbec, Las Compuertas 2011 (750 ml)

JS 92


Earthy and intense with dried meat, yet it remains fresh and stylish. Full body, silky tannins and a flavorful finish. All there. Decadent style.

- James Suckling (June, 2015)

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Ayres Perspective Pinot Noir, Ribbon Ridge 2014 (750 ml) Ayres Perspective Pinot Noir, Ribbon Ridge 2014 (750 ml)

Silky smooth and ultra showy. Dark berries, violets, Provencal herbs, flecks of cinnamon. Approachable now - in fact you'll have a hard time keeping your hands off this one. A blend of the winery's estate fruit and neighboring Saikkonen and Armstong Vineyards.

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Compania de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez Gago, Toro 2013 (750 ml) Compania de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez Gago, Toro 2013 (750 ml)

WS 92

Thick, solid and balanced, this red delivers plum, cola and tarry flavors. Ripe but savory, supported by muscular tannins and balsamic acidity. Rich and a bit austere now, but has depth. Decant. Drink now through 2028. 75 cases imported.

- Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator (Sept, 2016)

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Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso 2016 (750 ml) Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso 2016 (750 ml)

JS 92

Outstanding vintage. Elegant, fruity and fun. It makes you smile with pleasure making you understand with ease what you expect from the other wines. Deep ruby red color with purple hues. On the nose you get spices, green pepper and vanilla with forest fruit aromas. The palate is an elegant wine, balanced. Tannins give a feeling of freshness, long and sweet finish.

- James Suckling

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Flechas de los Andes 'Gran Corte' 2012 (750 ml) Flechas de los Andes 'Gran Corte' 2012 (750 ml)

Flechas de los Andes is one of the components of the Clos de los 7 group of Bordeaux wineries that established themselves in Vista Flores in the Uco Valley. It's owned by Benjamín de Rothschild and Laurent Dassault. They work 105 hectares of vineyards from which they produce around 600,000 bottles per year, but do not think about Lafite's ambition level if you cross paths with one of these bottles, the wines are in a completely different price ballpark.

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Bodegas Olivares Dulce Monastrell 2011 (500 ml) Bodegas Olivares Dulce Monastrell 2011 (500 ml)

WA 91

The 2011 Dulce Monastrell was bottled at 16% alcohol with 195 grams of residual sugar. Produced with fruit from ungrafted, 50-year-old Monastrell vines that were hand-harvested in late October/early November, the wine starts fermenting with indigenous yeast and fortified to stop fermentation. It's bottled completely unoaked the June after the harvest and aged for two years in bottle before being sold. It has a complex nose of black olives, tomato vine and balsamic herbs. The palate is sweet but keeps fluid and while it could do with a little more freshness it has enough acidity. Quite pleasant.

- Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2014)

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Cantina Tramin Selections 'Stoan' White Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige 2014 (750 ml) Cantina Tramin Selections 'Stoan' White Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige 2014 (750 ml)

JS 93, WA 91

The delicious 2014 Alto Adige Stoan is a blend of 65% Chardonnay, 20% Sauvignon, 10% Pinot Bianco and 5% Gewürztraminer. The wine ages in tonneaux for 11 months and remains in contact with the lees for four of those months. The wine exhibits a very good sense of textural richness and creaminess. The bouquet emits tones of mango, tropical fruit and honeysuckle. Stoan is a wine of great execution.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (July, 2016)

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Prager Gruner Veltliner Federspiel Hinter der Burg 2015 (750 ml) Prager Gruner Veltliner Federspiel Hinter der Burg 2015 (750 ml)

WA 89

From a classified vineyard since 1521, the 2015 Grüner Veltliner Federspiel Hinter der Burg is a clear, intense and juicy wine with white fruit aromas and a vibrant acidity. Medium-bodied and mineral in the finish, this is a serious expression of terroir in a lighter, very clear and refreshing style from gravelly soils. Good tension and intensity.

- Stephen Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (June, 2016)

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Livon Eldoro Pignolo Colli Orientali del Friuli 2011 (750 ml) Livon Eldoro Pignolo Colli Orientali del Friuli 2011 (750 ml)

A stellar example of the potential of Italian indigenous grapes this is 100% Pignolo, a small-clustered variety that faced almost certain extinction. This robust, succulent single-vineyard wine has blackberry, prunes, cigar box and sticky melted milk chocolate aromas and flavors. Rich in soft tannins and fruity concentration.

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Vatan Tinta de Toro 2012 (750 ml) Vatan Tinta de Toro 2012 (750 ml)

IWC 93, WE 92, WA 91

There is a new top-of-the-range produced in Toro starting with this vintage, the 2012 Vatan, made from older vines on different soils, clay and sand mainly; it fermented in open top stainless steel vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in brand new, luxury French oak barrels for some 21 months. Curiously enough, this 2012 feels oakier and warmer than the 2013, while it has 1.5% less alcohol. There are some aromas of esparto grass and plenty of smoky, earthy, peat-like notes and other Mediterranean herbs (thyme, rosemary) alongside attractive balsamic notes. It is developing pungent, smokier, roasted nuances (coffee, dark chocolate) with time in the glass. The wine is named after a small river in Toro; it's not at all related to the cult-producer from Sancerre. The palate is full-bodied with some dusty, slightly drying tannins. It ends dry. It might need a little bit more time, but the quality of the tannins does not seem to reach that of the 2013. The oak is much more noticeable in the 2012 than in the 2013. 9,000 bottles were filled in September 2014.

- Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2015)

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Ferrari-Carano Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml) Ferrari-Carano Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml)

WS 88, WA 88

Cedary oak stands apart from the core of licorice and dark berry flavors, yet remains close enough to impart nuance. Time may benefit this wine, which is complex and balanced, drinking well already. Drink now through 2025.

- James Laube, Wine Spectator (Aug, 2017)

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Samsara Rancho La Vina Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills 2012 (750 ml) Samsara Rancho La Vina Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills 2012 (750 ml)

WA 92

Another savory, peppery effort, the 2012 Pinot Noir Rancho la Vina Vineyard has a solid core of black raspberry and cassis-scented fruit to go with plenty of sous bois, wild herbs and tapenade on the nose. Medium-bodied, beautifully balanced and graceful on the palate, it has polished tannin, nicely integrated acidity and a great finish. Like the Las Hermanas, it has plenty of stem influence, yet has everything in the right proportions, lots of charm, and is a joy to drink. Fermented with 70% stems and aged 20 months in 30% new French oak, drink it anytime over the coming 5-7 years.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2015)

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Rocca di Fabbri Sagrantino di Montefalco 2013 (750 ml) Rocca di Fabbri Sagrantino di Montefalco 2013 (750 ml)

A hint of eucalyptus meshes with plump cherry, seared mushroom and herbal black olive flavors in this polished red, while a note of ashy mineral and a core of tightly wound tannins hold sway on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2024.

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The Other Guys 'Gehricke' Pinot Noir 2014 (750 ml) The Other Guys 'Gehricke' Pinot Noir 2014 (750 ml)

WE 91

Softly floral and brightly spicy, this wine rocks in red cherry and tangy citrus, sure to please a broad range of palates in its approachable elegance and restraint. Toasted vanilla oak rounds out the finish.

- Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast (Oct, 2016)

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CARM Casa Agricola Roboredo Madeira Grande Reserva 2013 (750 ml) CARM Casa Agricola Roboredo Madeira Grande Reserva 2013 (750 ml)

WA 92

The 2013 Grande Reserva is mostly a Touriga Nacional with 10% Touriga Franca and 5% Tinta Roriz added in. It was aged for 12 months in new French oak. This is the first big step up in dollars in CARM's red lineup this issue, a lineup that is chock full of values. What do you get for the extra bucks? The easy answer is the obvious one: structure and concentration. There is also more wood apparent, but the deeper mid-palate absorbs it well. Showing fine grip on the finish, although the tannins are controlled and not particularly hard, this is not quite as expressive as its less expensive siblings because it needs more time to develop. Overall, this has great potential, but it needs a little more time. Come back around 2019-2020 if you can. It certainly looks like a fine example of the brand.

- Mark Squires, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2016)

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Hartford Family Winery Hartford Old Vine Zinfandel, Russian River Valley 2016 (750 ml) Hartford Family Winery Hartford Old Vine Zinfandel, Russian River Valley 2016 (750 ml)

WA 92

Already bottled, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Hartford Zinfandel is scented of baked blueberries, stewed plums and kirsch with touches of raspberry leaves, dried herbs, spice box and new leather. Full-bodied, firmly textured and with a lively backbone, it gives a great intensity of blue and black berry preserves, finishing long and spicy

- Lisa Perotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2017)

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Fattoria Selvapiana Bucerchiale Riserva, Chianti Rufina 2012 (750 ml) Fattoria Selvapiana Bucerchiale Riserva, Chianti Rufina 2012 (750 ml)

WA 92

The 2012 Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale shows a bit more ripeness and succulence compared to the 2013 edition. In fact, this vintage saw a hotter and drier summer growing season. The Riserva is softly layered and thick with ripe cherry, blackberry, mocha and evident spice. I would recommend this wine for more immediate consumption and suggest drinking it within the next five years.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2016)

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Kesner Blustone Red, North Coast 2010 (750 ml) Kesner Blustone Red, North Coast 2010 (750 ml)

An elixir of Zinfandel, Grenache, Petite Sirah, and Counoise, the fruit was sourced from two vineyards, planted in 1918 and 1933. Aged 16 months in 30% new-ish French oak, this is unlike any Zinfandel blend you’ve ever had before. Jason purposefully harvested the fruit on the earlier side, producing a wine with more acidic structure than what you would typically find with a Zin. While the wine is dense with purple and black fruit, there is an undercurrent of savory herbs and minerality that gives it lift, making this one complex field blend.

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John Duval Shiraz Entity 2013 (750 ml) John Duval Shiraz Entity 2013 (750 ml)

WS 93, WA 92


Densely packed, focused and brimming with blueberry, currant and plum fruit notes that play against a blanket of fine tannins, picking up savory accents as the finish keeps pumping gracefully. Best from 2017 through 2022.

- Harvey Steinman, Wine Spectator (2016)

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De Trafford Blueprint Shiraz, Stellenbosch 2012 (750 ml) De Trafford Blueprint Shiraz, Stellenbosch 2012 (750 ml)

WA 92

The 2012 Blueprint Shiraz has an ebullient cassis, blueberry and violet-scented bouquet that is well-defined and brimming over with energy. The palate is medium-bodied with menthol-infused blue and black fruit on the entry. The acidity is nicely judged and it exerts a gentle grip towards the clove and white pepper-tinged finish. Great personality here, a Syrah to enjoy over the next 6-10 years.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (April, 2017)

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Heartland Directors' Cut Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (750 ml) Heartland Directors' Cut Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (750 ml)

V 91

Inky ruby. Vibrant, smoke-accented dark berries, cracked pepper and a hint of mocha on the perfumed nose. Silky, seamless and pliant, offering sweet blackberry and blueberry compote flavors and a repeating peppery quality. Gentle tannins provide shape to the very long, spicy finish, which leaves a suave blue quality behind.

- Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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Heartland Directors' Cut Shiraz 2013 (750 ml) Heartland Directors' Cut Shiraz 2013 (750 ml)

V 92


Glass-staining purple. Complex aromas of ripe blackberry, vanilla, potpourri and smoky minerals, with a floral accent building in the glass. Very sweet and supple in texture, with intense black and blue fruit and violet pastille flavors gaining weight and spiciness with air. Finishes sappy and very long, with supple tannins, impressive vivacity and lingering floral and vanilla notes. This youthful wine deserves some patience.

- Vinous

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Andrew Murray Vineyards Roasted Slope Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley 2013 (750 ml) Andrew Murray Vineyards Roasted Slope Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley 2013 (750 ml)

WA 92


The 2013 Syrah Roasted Slope Vineyard is a rock-star blend of 92% Syrah and 8% Viognier that saw 30% whole clusters during fermentation and 18 months in 10% new French oak. It's a classic, pure and layered beauty that exudes notions of black raspberries, peach pit, violets, pepper and spice in a medium-bodied, elegant and seamless style. The purity of fruit is what really sets this apart, and while it's singing already, it should evolve nicely through 2023.

Andrew Murray is on a roll and these latest releases are all superb. All of the wines have distinctive, individual characters and are impeccably made. In addition, they all represent killer values. If you haven't tried the wines from here yet, now is certainly time taste for yourself!

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2015)

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De Morgenzon DMZ Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch 2016 (750 ml) De Morgenzon DMZ Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch 2016 (750 ml)

This show stopping white displays effusive aromas of white flower, stone fruit, honey and toast which erupt into opulent flavours of pear, orange blossom, caramel and spice. It’s a world class wine offering that strikes a brilliant balance between lush fruit and crisp, mouth-watering acidity.

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Fattoria Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2014 (1.5 Liter) Fattoria Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2014 (1.5 Liter)

V 92

Linear and loaded with finesse, this delicate, polished red opens with fragrant blue flower, berry and crushed herb scents. The bright, ethereal palate offers sour cherry, strawberry and a hint of baking spice, framed by silky tannins and vibrant acidity. Drink soon.

- Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (April, 2017)

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Azienda Agricola Cos Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2013 (750 ml) Azienda Agricola Cos Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2013 (750 ml)

WA 91, WE 91, WS 90

The 2013 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico opens to a pretty ruby color and a slightly cloudy appearance. The wine is aged in cement vats and large oak casks. The aromas are steady and bright with wild berry, dried cherry, spice and wet earth in pole position. Like all of the wines from this estate, this red promises an above average level of complexity and sophistication. The mouthfeel is polished, lean and long in persistency. There is a touch of bitter almond flavor on the finish. If you love the elegant side of Sicilian wine, I highly recommend this bottle.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2015)

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Dog Point Pinot Noir, Marlborough 2015 (750 ml) Dog Point Pinot Noir, Marlborough 2015 (750 ml)

JS 96, WA 92

Aged in 40% new French oak, Dog Point's 2015 Pinot Noir is a pristine model of contained power. The cedary notes frame cola and black cherry fruit and channel it down the center of the fairway, a textbook drive designed to set up the second shot. That is to say, better things lay ahead for this medium-bodied wine, once it begins to evolve, loosen the shackles and spread out across the palate a bit. Give it a couple of years, then enjoy its silky-textured charms over the next 5-8 years.

- Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Feb, 2018)

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Joseph Phelps Ventana Wines Le Mistral Rhone Blend 2015 (750 ml) Joseph Phelps Ventana Wines Le Mistral Rhone Blend 2015 (750 ml)

Ventana proudly introduces its new sister vineyard, Le Mistral. Founded by Joseph Phelps over ten years ago, this Monterey vineyard is about 10 miles south of the Arroyo Seco in the foot hills outside of King City. Le Mistral is a blend which includes the major grape varieties, or cepages, that have been grown in the Southern Rhone Valley of France for centuries. These include (but are not limited to) Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault and Carignan. We believe there are remarkable similarities between Monterey, California’s wine growing regions and the Southern Rhone Valley, including the blustery afternoon winds for which this Rhone-style wine is named.

Le Mistral is typically comprised of 60 to 70 percent Syrah and Grenache, and Carignane, Alicante Bouschet and Petite Sirah may also contribute to the balance of the blend, depending on the vintage. The grapes are harvested and the wine is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, and the blend assembled within six months after the harvest. The final blend is then aged for approximately 16 months in new and older French and American oak barrels, followed by a light filtration and bottling the second summer following the harvest.

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Isabel Mondavi Estate Pinot Noir 2012 (750 ml) Isabel Mondavi Estate Pinot Noir 2012 (750 ml)

WE 92


Medium in build and high in minerality, this fruity, dark-cherry wine is tethered by sizable oak and tannin. It finds its balance midway through, before offering a substantial finish.

- Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast (Dec, 2015)

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Ogier Gigondas Oratorio 2012 (750 ml) Ogier Gigondas Oratorio 2012 (750 ml)

WE 92

This wine manages to capture the essence of the southern Rhône in its fine scents of garrigue and sun-baked cherries. Despite a certain warmth, it remains fresh, supple and detailed, offering intricate nuances of licorice, sage and thyme on the long finish.

- Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast (Dec, 2013)

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Finca Valpiedra Reserva 2009 (750 ml) Finca Valpiedra Reserva 2009 (750 ml)

WA 91

The 2009 Finca Valpiedra Reserva had something of a Bordeaux air to it, with tobacco leaf aromas intermixed with blackberries and a minty touch. It must have been the 4% Maturana Tinta that complemented the 92% Tempranillo and 4% Graciano that made up the blend. Save that, the rest is quite updated classic Rioja, the spiciness from the oak and the polished mouthfeel. It matured in French oak barrels for some 22 months. Cleaner and fresher than previous vintages I tasted.

- Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2016)

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Domaine du Gros' Nore Bandol, Provence 2014 (750 ml) Domaine du Gros' Nore Bandol, Provence 2014 (750 ml)

For many years, all the fruit from the Pascal family vines were sold to Domaine Ott and Château de Pibarnon, with a small amount being kept and bottled for family consumption. To honor his father’s passing in 1997, Alain Pascal started Gros ‘Noré, which has brought considerable attention and respect from peers throughout Bandol, dubbed the grand cru village of Provence. The domaine bottles a rosé and a blanc but the blend of the rouge offering is 80% Mourvèdre, 15% Grenache, and 5% Cinsault, all of which come from vines between 40 and 60 years of age. The grapes are partially de-stemmed with percentages dependent on the vintage, and fermentation kicks in naturally via indigenous yeasts. Never fined or filtered before bottling.

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Armando Piazzo Barbaresco Riserva 2010 (750 ml) Armando Piazzo Barbaresco Riserva 2010 (750 ml)

WE 90, WA 90

Scorched earth, black-skinned berry, orange zest and baking spice are some of the aromas that emerge on this vibrant red. It's still nervous, offering flavors of raw red berry, white pepper and grilled herb alongside bracing tannins. A coffee note signals the close. Drink 2018–2026.

- Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Oct, 2015)

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La Fleur de Bouard, Lalande-de-Pomerol 2014 (750 ml) La Fleur de Bouard, Lalande-de-Pomerol 2014 (750 ml)

WA 90

The 2014 La Fleur de Bouard has a detailed and quite intense bouquet with blackberry, raspberry and cedar aromas, an attractive floral scent that emerges with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, lively and crisp in the mouth, although the finish shuts everything down a little early. Therefore, give this Lalande de Pomerol three or four years in bottle to allow those tannins to mellow and just gain the charm of the aromatics.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (March, 2017)

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Alvaro Palacios 'Les Terrasses' Velles Vinyes, Priorat 2015 (750 ml) Alvaro Palacios 'Les Terrasses' Velles Vinyes, Priorat 2015 (750 ml)

WA 93, WS 93

The 2013 Les Terrasses Velles Vinyes, from a rainy year and a late harvest that resulted in perfect ripeness and low yields, is a blend of 55% Garnacha and 45% Cariñena. You might find labels and literature referring Cariñena to as Samsó, something that is wrong and creates confusion since Samsó is the Catalan name for Cinsault. The grapes are sourced from different villages (Gratallops, La Vilella Baixa, Bellmunt, El Lloar, El Molar, Porrera, Scala Dei, Torroja and Poboleda) all of them grown on schist llicorella soils, fermented in a combination of oak and cement vats with natural yeasts and matured in barrique for one year.

It has a meaty nose with aromas that transported me to the Northern Rhône, showing smoky bacon intermixed with violets and really well-integrated oak resulting in a very fine and elegant impression. It seems more refined than other vintages of Les Terrasses, lighter and more elegant with none of the volatility or oak of yesteryear. It is really fine, polished and is without edges. Somehow within the Atlantic vintage you can see the Mediterranean character. Awesome Terrasses and good value for Priorat.


- Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (June, 2015)

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Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett, Mosel 2016 (750 ml) Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett, Mosel 2016 (750 ml)

WA 92


Cheesy fermentative overtones give way to a site-typical amalgam of fresh apple garlanded in honeysuckle and heliotrope. This is another of those Prüm Kabinetts that is watery in a positive sense of that word, combining watercolor-like transparency and wash of flavor with delicacy and refreshment. As with the corresponding Graacher, the finishing sense of wet stone and floral perfume is striking, and here a mouthwatering hint of salinity adds significantly to the appeal.


- Vinous (2018)

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Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs, Champagne NV (375 ml) Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs, Champagne NV (375 ml)

JS 93, WS 92

A finely knit Champagne, this is driven by smoky minerality and layered with a subtle mix of lemon curd, biscuit, Acacia blossom and white peach puree. Long and vibrant on the spiced finish. Drink now through 2020.

- Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (Oct, 2016)

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Pierre Amadieu Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Paillousse 2014 (750 ml) Pierre Amadieu Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Paillousse 2014 (750 ml)

WS 89

Solidly built, with a frame of chestnut and tobacco leaf notes around a core of lightly dried cherry and plum fruit flavors, giving way to sandalwood and garrigue accents through the finish. Best from 2017 through 2022.

- James Moleworth, Wine Spectator (2016)

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Draxton Vineyards Cult X Pinot Noir 2009 (750 ml) Draxton Vineyards Cult X Pinot Noir 2009 (750 ml)

Brick red with a light reddish-orange rim. Aromas of cherry, raspberry, plum, portobello and red licorice. Lightly spicy notes of black pepper and garden soil on the nose. Soft, savory, and voluptuous with a cherry, beet, and plum core framed with generous vanilla, black raspberry and baking spice.

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John Duval Wines Plexus Shiraz - Grenache - Mourvedre, Barossa Valley 2013 (750 ml) John Duval Wines Plexus Shiraz - Grenache - Mourvedre, Barossa Valley 2013 (750 ml)

WA 93+, WS 92

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2013 Plexus has a seriously spicy perfume over a core of baked raspberries, crushed blackberries and red currant jelly, plus wafts of pepper and tar. Ripe, rich and medium to full-bodied, the palate offers a gorgeous, velvet-lined texture, with savory and earthy flavors coming through on the long finish.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2016)

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Marani Satrapezo Saperavi 2014 (750 ml) Marani Satrapezo Saperavi 2014 (750 ml)

The nose shows a strong blackberry, prune and vanilla oak nose with some notes of tobacco. The full bodied initial palate exhibits sweet black fruit and dried berry flavors. The middle palate is soft and round with well integrated complex of grape and oak tannins. The finish is long and spicy supported again by ripe tannins.

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Colli di Lapio di Romano Clelia Fiano di Avellino 2010 (1.5 Liter) Colli di Lapio di Romano Clelia Fiano di Avellino 2010 (1.5 Liter)

WA 90

The 2010 Fiano di Avellino comes across as intensely pointed and mineral, even within the context of this wine. Seashells, crushed rocks, minerals, grapefruit and white flowers are some of the notes that are woven into the wine's mid-weight, focused fabric. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.

- Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (June, 2011)

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Morgan Winery Double L Vineyard Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands 2014 (750 ml) Morgan Winery Double L Vineyard Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands 2014 (750 ml)

WE 93, WA 92

The 2014 Chardonnay Double L Vineyard is a cellar selection from their estate vineyard and incorporates eight different clones. Brought up in 30% new French oak, it's a rich, textured and concentrated beauty that has terrific purity and freshness in its orchard fruits, toasty oak and baked apple aromas and flavors. It has a Montrachet-like vibe and will drink well for 4-5 years at a minimum.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (Sept, 2016)

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Giovanni Rocca Bricco Ravera Barolo 2013 (750 ml) Giovanni Rocca Bricco Ravera Barolo 2013 (750 ml)

WE 91


Rose, eucalyptus, espresso and exotic spice aromas lead into a linear, structured palate offering sour cherry, pomegranate star anise and roasted coffee flavors in this wine. Close-grained tannins leave a firm, tight finish. Drink 2023–2033.

- Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Spectator (Oct, 2017)

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Chateau Cantemerle, Haut-Medoc 2014 (750 ml) Chateau Cantemerle, Haut-Medoc 2014 (750 ml)

WE 92, WS 90

Bright and racy, with red currant and plum fruit lined with a lively tang of iron that streaks through the finish. A touch taut, but should unwind nicely with modest cellaring. Best from 2018 through 2024.

- James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (March, 2017)

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Roccolo Grassi Valpolicella Superiore 2012 (750 ml) Roccolo Grassi Valpolicella Superiore 2012 (750 ml)

World class red from an artisan producer. Made much a like a dry Amarone, this wine has tremendous depth and complexity with dried flowers and spiced currant aromas and has a silky and savory palate of plum, cherry and finishes with full and succulent tannins. Grilled lamb and rich cheeses are supreme pairs with this marquis red.

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Mullan Road Cellars Red, Columbia Valley 2014 (750 ml) Mullan Road Cellars Red, Columbia Valley 2014 (750 ml)

WA 91

A blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and the rest Malbec, the 2014 Columbia Valley Red Wine offers an impressive bouquet of black raspberries, toasted spices, licorice and integrated toasty oak. Ripe, rounded and beautifully textured, it has loads to love and should drink nicely for 7-8 years, probably longer.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (June, 2017)

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Chateau Guiraud, Sauternes 2008 (375 ml) Chateau Guiraud, Sauternes 2008 (375 ml)

WA 93, WE 93, WS 92

Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. It is clear that the aromatics on the 2008 are a little simpler and more straightforward than the 2007 with honeysuckle, jasmine and mango scents emerging with time. The palate is ripe and precise on the entry with well-integrated oak that is in sync with the lemon curd and apricot fruit. There is a lovely sweetness on the finish with a hint of spice lingering in the mouth. As I wrote last year – sublime. Drink 2017-2030+

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (June, 2013)

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Chateau Guiraud, Sauternes 2005 (375 ml) Chateau Guiraud, Sauternes 2005 (375 ml)

WS 97, WE 95

Delivers lots of botrytis spice, with lemon tart and cooked apple. Full-bodied, with loads of cream and vanilla and an intense tropical fruit and honey aftertaste. Long and viscous, with a layered and beautiful spicy finish. Hard not to drink it now.

- James Suckling, Wine Spectator (March, 2008)

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Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan 2014 (750 ml) Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan 2014 (750 ml)

JS 92, V 91

The 2014 Larrivet Haut-Brion is superb. Ripe red cherry, plum, spice, rose petal and savory herbs are neatly fused together. Succulent, fleshy and inviting, the 2014 is showing exceptionally well today. This supple, racy Pessac-Leognan should drink well right out of the gate.

- Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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Kelley Fox Wines 'Mirabai' Pinot Noir 2015 (750 ml) Kelley Fox Wines 'Mirabai' Pinot Noir 2015 (750 ml)

Starting with the 2015 vintage and going forward, the Mirabai will have 100% Maresh Vineyard fruit. The Mirabai 2015 is a selection of 21 barrels of wines from all of my blocks at Maresh except for the Red Barn Blocks: the Old Block (planted in 1970), the Long Rows (planted in 1970), the Star-of-Bethlehem Flower Block (planted in 1988) and Block 8 Pommard (1978). All of my wines in 2015 were 100% whole cluster. The colour is a shining, brilliant, transparent light red. The nose is full of sun-warmed Hood strawberries and a little spice, but not the sun of a hot summer day, but one of a late spring day, with both a welcome sunshine from above and a fresh coolness like the dew of a spring morning not yet warmed. There are soft minerals in this lithe, high energy, aerial Pinot, reminding me of hummingbirds, but with a certain trickiness of Tinkerbell. The vines are old and know themselves: this Mirabai has a twinkle in its eye with a seriousness that doesn’t need to be obvious.

Wine Cellarage Tasting Note: Elegant aromatics of red cherry, strawberry, orange zest and delicate spices rise from the glass. The wine is refined and velvety on the palate with great depth and minerality. I will describe the wine's color as a jewellike gossamer crimson...very translucent. The delicate coloring coupled with the tremendous underlying power present in this wine creates a beautiful paradox.

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Rocca di Frassinello Maremma Toscana 2012 (750 ml) Rocca di Frassinello Maremma Toscana 2012 (750 ml)

WA 93

We are finally seeing some very exciting results from Paolo Panerai's Rocca di Frassinello estate in northern Maremma, Tuscany. The 2012 Maremma Toscana Rocca di Frassinello is a thickly extracted and beautifully favored red blend. The richness of the wine is very attractive and the bouquet peels back with chocolate, candied cherry, pressed blackberry and grilled herb. The wine shows exceptional texture with firm tannins that are enveloped within fleshy berry flavors.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Sept, 2015)

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Dierberg Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley 2013 (750 ml) Dierberg Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley 2013 (750 ml)

WE 89

There's a lot of rust and blood aromas on the nose of this wine, with pencil lead and black slate keeping up that mineral-driven sensibility. The flavors are light and earthy, with juniper laced across a strawberry-blossom core, showing a touch of black olive and crushed sage as well.

- Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast (Dec, 2015)

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Caduceus Cellars Dos Ladrones, Arizona 2014 (750 ml) Caduceus Cellars Dos Ladrones, Arizona 2014 (750 ml)

Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards 2014 Dos Ladrones is a blend of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Malvasia Bianca from Bonita Springs Vineyard, Graham County, Arizona. It has beautiful floral notes with crisp white fruit, pear, honeysuckle, gooseberry, and vanilla flavors. Think dreamy spring nights, chalked hopscotch next to a blooming bed of tulips.

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EnRoute Les Brumaires - Les Brumeux Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2014 (750 ml) EnRoute Les Brumaires - Les Brumeux Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2014 (750 ml)

WE 94

From a selection of vineyards influenced heavily by fog, this wine shines in fleshy, expansive stone fruit and brightly integrated flavors of apple and pear. With a focused, velvety and juicy texture, it retains plenty of balance against a backdrop of elegant richness.

- Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast (Feb, 2017)

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Milbrandt Vineyards Sentinel Northridge Vineyard 2009 (750 ml) Milbrandt Vineyards Sentinel Northridge Vineyard 2009 (750 ml)

WS 88

Dark and peppery, with a tangy edge to the firmly textured blackberry, fresh sage and tar flavors that play against refined tannins on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best after 2014.

- Harvey Steinman, Wine Spectator (Nov, 2012)

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Domaine les Girard du Boucou Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone 2011 (750 ml) Domaine les Girard du Boucou Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone 2011 (750 ml)

WA 88

The 2011 is a sleeper of the vintage, a delicious wine with loads of complex floral notes intermixed with new saddle leather, unsmoked cigar tobacco, licorice and plenty of black currants and cherries. It has real intensity, medium to full body, and is certainly an over-performer for the vintage. The front-end loaded characteristics of the 2011 also make this wine a juicy proposition for drinking over the next 7-8 years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2012)

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Belle Pente Belle Pente Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District 2013 (750 ml) Belle Pente Belle Pente Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District 2013 (750 ml)

WA 90


The 2013 Pinot Noir Belle Pente Vineyard has accentuated fruit intensity on the nose compared to the 2013 Murto with redcurrant, raspberry coulis and wild hedgerow aromas that soar from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, a crisp line of acidity, fine precision with a classy, very natural and enticing Pommard-like finish. Not a flashy Pinot by a long shot, but this is still a delicious wine that is detailed and tensile.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (June, 2016)

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Dehlinger Estate Bottled Unfiltered Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2014 (750 ml) Dehlinger Estate Bottled Unfiltered Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2014 (750 ml)

WS 92

A graceful, elegant style that impresses with nuance and finesse, offering subtle smoky, toasty oak and leesy, yeasty notes that add dimension to the fig and apricot flavors. Drink now.

- James Laube, Wine Spectator (Feb, 2017)

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St. Francis Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley 2014 (750 ml) St. Francis Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley 2014 (750 ml)

WA 90+

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is scented of baked cherries, black currant cordial and dark chocolate with hints of bay leaves, cedar and cloves. Full-bodied with a solid structure of firm, chewy tannins and uplifting acidity, the palate provides a great core of black berry and earth flavors, finishing long with an herbal lift.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (April, 2017)

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Bader Mimeur Chassagne Montrachet Red 2012 (750 ml) Bader Mimeur Chassagne Montrachet Red 2012 (750 ml)

A fruity, complex nose leads on to a lively palate with finely balanced acidity. A mid-palate of cherry and redcurrant fruits gives way to a smooth, persistent finish.

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Bodegas Muga Rioja Selección Especial Reserva 2012 (750 ml) Bodegas Muga Rioja Selección Especial Reserva 2012 (750 ml)

WA 92+


I had the chance to taste two vintages next to each other of the "special selection" red, the younger of which was the 2012 Selección Especial. It's from a dry and warm year where the canopy management and the absence of cover crop resulted in a fresher wine than anticipated. This is always a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo, usually from older, poorer terraces and older vines, fermented in oak vats and aged in new barriques and then racked to neutral, used barrels. There was a small crop but they harvested late (they tend to have their vineyards in cooler zones), and they saw rains at the end of the harvest, so they didn't produce Torre Muga or Prado Enea, and they even produced less of this. It has perfect ripeness, aromas of spices and noble woods. It has a polished, sleek palate with fine tannins and good freshness. This is very good within the context.

- Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (Feb, 2018)

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Ruinart Brut Rose, Champagne NV (375 ml) Ruinart Brut Rose, Champagne NV (375 ml)

WS 93, JS 93

A pure note of wild strawberry rides the fine and creamy mousse of this mouthwatering rosé. Expressive, with flavors of ripe berry, candied ginger, pink grapefruit zest, marzipan and smoky mineral. Elegant overall. Drink now through 2020.

- Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (Oct, 2016)

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Rustenberg Five Soldiers Chardonnay, Stellenbosch 2012 (750 ml) Rustenberg Five Soldiers Chardonnay, Stellenbosch 2012 (750 ml)

WA 93

The 2012 Five Soldiers Chardonnay comes from some of the oldest vines on the property, around 22 years old that tend to suffer a lot of coulure that lower yields, whole-bunch pressed with slightly more new wood (70%) for 15 months. The bouquet handles the wood well, with attractive dried honey and candle wax aromas complementing the citrus fruit. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity and frankly you would hardly notice the oak. Citrus fresh with delicate white peach and pink grapefruit notes, this is a lovely Chardonnay.

While I have lamented some of the stalwarts of the region for dragging their heels and remaining hidebound to outdated practices and styles, that is not the case for all. Some estates such as Kanonkop and here at Rustenberg, are really producing some well-crafted wines that deserves attention.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2014)

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Giorgio Pelissero Barbera d'Alba Tulin 2009 (750 ml) Giorgio Pelissero Barbera d'Alba Tulin 2009 (750 ml)

V 91, WS 90, IWC 90

This inky red offers plum, cherry jam, violet and tobacco aromas and flavors on a full, rich, powerful frame. Concentrated, needing air to cohere, with a firm grip of tannins on the finish. Only 750 cases made.

- Vinous

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Bodegas Hermanos Pecina Senorio de P. Pecina Gran Reserva, Rioja 2009 (750 ml) Bodegas Hermanos Pecina Senorio de P. Pecina Gran Reserva, Rioja 2009 (750 ml)

WA 94

There is one more exceptional red with an extended aging in barrel that was only produced in 1998, 2001 and 2003, and now in this 2009 Señorío de P. Peciña Gran Reserva. It is the usual Tempranillo with 3% Garnacha and 2% Graciano, but in this case from 50-year-old vines from their Finca Iscorta vineyard in the Sonsierra zone. The wine is aged in well-seasoned American oak barrels for four years with manual and gravity racking twice per year. If the nose could somehow remind you of the 2009 Reserva, this is more open and aromatic, more nuanced, and the palate also shows a level of complexity and refinement that makes it much more enjoyable, with polished tannins and great length. While it's not a wimp, it doesn't overload your senses. A great and classical Gran Reserva. 15,000 bottles were filled in September 2013.

- Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2016)

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Quinta do Vallado Reserva Field Blend, Douro 2012 (750 ml) Quinta do Vallado Reserva Field Blend, Douro 2012 (750 ml)

WE 95

In the old times, a Douro vineyard held a muddle of any number of different local grapes. This wine, from 80-year-old vines, is a tribute to the old style of vineyard planting. It's firm, very concentrated and dark, with stunning tannins and rich fruit. The black plum-skin texture, superripe fruit, chocolate and final acidity are all developing slowly and impressively. Drink from 2018.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (June, 2015)

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Andrew Will Winery Flaneurs, Columbia Valley 2013 (750 ml) Andrew Will Winery Flaneurs, Columbia Valley 2013 (750 ml)

WA 91

50% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Franc, and 17% Cabernet Sauvignon. The most structured and tannic of the lineup, the 2013 Flaneurs comes mostly from Two Blondes and Ciel du Cheval Vineyards, and spent 21 months in 35% new French oak. Loaded with dark fruits, bouquet garni, licorice and sweet oak, this rich, medium to full-bodied effort has rock-solid purity, plenty of texture and building, chewy tannin on the finish. It needs short-term cellaring and will drink well for a decade. While I think this lacks a touch of the elegance found in the other 2013s, it's a terrific wine.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (June, 2016)

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Bodegas LAN Edicion Limitada 2013 (750 ml) Bodegas LAN Edicion Limitada 2013 (750 ml)

WS 94

This inky red is ripe and concentrated, with currant, kirsch and boysenberry flavors, framed by espresso, licorice and black pepper notes. Well-integrated tannins support the fleshy texture, while citrusy acidity keeps this lively. Expressive and balanced, in the modern style. Best from 2018 through 2028.

- Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator (Dec, 2017)

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Brewer-Clifton Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2015 (750 ml) Brewer-Clifton Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2015 (750 ml)

WS 92, WA 92


Refined and powerful, with concentrated flavors of green apple, ripe citrus and mineral that are deftly supported by fresh acidity. Hints of dried savory herbs show on the finish. Drink now through 2022.

- Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator (June, 2017)

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Chanin Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley 2015 (750 ml) Chanin Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley 2015 (750 ml)

WA 93+, WE 93

The 2015 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard bursts forth from the glass with vibrant white peach, pink grapefruit and yuzu aromas with underlying marzipan, orange blossom and honeyed toast hints. Light-bodied, with intense stone fruit and citrus flavors that punch above its weight, it has an electric backbone of freshness and long, minerally finish.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Sept, 2017)

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Chateau Gaudin, Pauillac 2010 (750 ml) Chateau Gaudin, Pauillac 2010 (750 ml)

WE 91

From one of those rare properties in Pauillac that are not classified growths, this wine is ripe, dark, still smoky and very structured. It has some of the weight of the vintage although in a restrained way, giving juicy black currant fruits behind the tannic structure. Drink from 2017.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Sept, 2016)

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Bergstrom Wines Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir 2014 (750 ml) Bergstrom Wines Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir 2014 (750 ml)

JS 92, WA 91

Subtle aromas of walnuts, tea, cedar and berries follow through to a medium to full body, silky tannins and a fresh and clean finish. A lightly salty undertone. Drink now.

- James Suckling

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Chateau Gloria, Saint-Julien 2012 (750 ml) Chateau Gloria, Saint-Julien 2012 (750 ml)

WE 92-94

Barrel sample. Solid and concentrated, this wine certainly shows great dryness as well as fruit. It has power and density, and a texture that balances new wood as well as the fruitiness.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (April, 2013)

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Alfred Gratien Brut, Champagne NV (750 ml) Alfred Gratien Brut, Champagne NV (750 ml)

WS 92, V 91

Offers lovely balance and a fine, lacy texture, with the firm acidity providing a backbone for the flavors of ripe blackberry and pear fruit, pastry cream, candied lemon zest, almond biscotti, oyster shell and chalk. Disgorged November 13, 2013. Drink now through 2021.

- Allison Napjus, Wine Spectator (Nov, 2014)

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Terrazze dell'Etna Cirneco Etna, Sicily 2010 (750 ml) Terrazze dell'Etna Cirneco Etna, Sicily 2010 (750 ml)

WE 93, WA 92

I tasted the 2010 Etna Rosso Cirneco (100% Nerello Mascalese) last year and had the chance to revisit the wine again. Since then, not much has changed although my impression is that it has started to flesh out nicely. It shows more spice coloring of cinnamon and clove this year. This is an austere and stubborn wine that plays its cards close to its chest. It reveals crushed stone, dark fruit and grilled herb with slow precision. These qualities bode well for its future evolution. So does the tannic management. The wine is stern, firm and structured. Fruit comes from 60-year-old pre-phylloxera vines that have been pruned down to just two clusters per vine.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Sept, 2015)

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Clos de l'Oratoire, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2014 (750 ml) Clos de l'Oratoire, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2014 (750 ml)

JS 93, WS 92, WA 91

Shows lovely fruit, with waves of blueberry, plum and boysenberry compote rolling over each other. The polished structure is well-embedded, while the finish lets a graphite note peek out. Emphasizes purity rather than extraction. Best from 2018 through 2028.

- James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (March, 2017)

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Luciano Sandrone Valmaggiore Nebbiolo d'Alba 2015 (750 ml) Luciano Sandrone Valmaggiore Nebbiolo d'Alba 2015 (750 ml)

WA 93+

The Valmaggiore vineyard in Roero hill on the left bank of the Tanaro river has been pumping out some really impressive fruit lately. The 2015 Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore is a prime example of this site-specific excellence. Nebbiolo from Valmaggiore tends to reveals floral intensity and that's what you pick up here. The bouquet is laced with many small details that keep your attention and form a greater web of nuance and complexity. Violets, wild berries, campfire ash and licorice root are part of this winning formula. The mouthfeel is consistently linear and tight. The Sandrone family first came to Valmaggiore in 1990. It took them several years to buy up the 28 individual parcels that form the three-hectare holding farmed today.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (June, 2017)

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Ayres Pioneer Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2012 (750 ml) Ayres Pioneer Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2012 (750 ml)

V 92, WA 92


The 2012 Pinot Noir Pioneer is a barrel selection from the Dijon 667 clone. It has an upfront nose with a bit of hubris: blackberry and iodine scents with hints of violet. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity and it is packed to the rafters with juicy blackberry and blueberry fruit. Delicious.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (March, 2015)

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Yatir Red Blend, Judean Hills 2012 (750 ml) Yatir Red Blend, Judean Hills 2012 (750 ml)

Rich and deeply extracted, with generous blackberry, currant, black cherry and wild berries that are highlighted by mocha, vanilla and cedar wood overtones.

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Viberti Giovanni 'Inisj' Langhe, Piedmont 2010 (750 ml) Viberti Giovanni 'Inisj' Langhe, Piedmont 2010 (750 ml)

WE 90

This full-bodied wine opens with aromas of blue flower, black berries and cooking spices. The palate delivers dark cherry layered with accents of chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon and a hint of orange peel. Assertive tannins give way to a minty, fresh finish.

- Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Nov, 2014)

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Armando Piazzo Barolo 2012 (750 ml) Armando Piazzo Barolo 2012 (750 ml)

Classic Nebbiolo aromas of wild berry, aromatic herb, tilled soil and a balsamic note slowly emerge on this structured red. The focused, full-bodied palate offers wild cherry, crushed raspberry, cinnamon, white pepper, anise and mint alongside assertive tannins and bright acidity. It needs to come together but already boasts finesse and complexity. Drink 2019–2031.

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Belle Pente Murto Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 2014 (750 ml) Belle Pente Murto Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 2014 (750 ml)

Fans of riper style Pinots will find a lot to love in this wine. Compact aromas of raspberry and baking spice require a little bit of coaxing, but with air become quite expressive. There is a density on the palate reflective of the vintage, but also a freshness. It is both backward and forward at the same time, displaying a compelling complexity that bodes well for the cellar.

Standing in stark contrast to the leaner, racier 2013, it celebrates the diversity of vintage that we are blessed (and sometimes cursed!) with here in the Willamette Valley. Enjoy some of this hedonistic young wine now, but put some away to watch it gain sophistication with age.

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Kale Wines Kick Ranch Vineyard Home Run Cuvee, Sonoma County 2012 (750 ml) Kale Wines Kick Ranch Vineyard Home Run Cuvee, Sonoma County 2012 (750 ml)

WE 90

A mere youth, this blend of 68% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 2% Viognier needs time, suggesting a decant before enjoying. High-toned and juicy blueberry and blackberry remain shy on the palate, while the wine's more exotic handfuls of black licorice and tea are more pronounced, alongside a dark chocolate vibe and pinches of white pepper.

- Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast (Sept, 2015)

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Dog Point Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (750 ml) Dog Point Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (750 ml)

WA 93

Whole-bunch pressed and wild fermented in oak, the 2015 Section 94 is still in a bit of youthful funk. Hints of green onion and sweat appear on the nose, but the flavors are settling into a comfortable range of stone fruit, melon and pink grapefruit. It's medium to full-bodied, with a rich, almost creamy texture and a long, plush finish. Give it another year or two and drink it over the next 5-6.

- Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Feb, 2018)

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Charles Smith K Vintners 'Guido', Walla Walla Valley 2013 (750 ml) Charles Smith K Vintners 'Guido', Walla Walla Valley 2013 (750 ml)

WE 93, WA 92

The medium-ruby colored 2013 Sangiovese Guido comes all from Jack’s Vineyard in the Rocks region of Walla Walla. It has juicy acidity and an elegant, medium to full-bodied style, as well as lots of kirsch and cherry fruit characteristics, spring and spice. It shines on its purity and finesse, and should keep nicely through 2023.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (June, 2016)

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Purple Hands Holstein Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 2015 (750 ml) Purple Hands Holstein Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 2015 (750 ml)

WS 94, WE 93

Vibrant and rich, offering complex savory cherry and pepper notes that play against loamy minerality as this flows toward refined tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2023.

- Tim Fish, Wine Spectator (Sept, 2017)

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Evening Land Silver Label 'Seven Springs Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2013 (750 ml) Evening Land Silver Label 'Seven Springs Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2013 (750 ml)

WS 92

Crisp and tangy, with a mineral character running through the raspberry and cherry flavors at the core, coming together with harmony and structural tension on the vibrant finish. Best from 2017 through 2023.

- Harvey Steinman, Wine Spectator (Feb, 2016)

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Vietti 'Scarrone Vigna Vecchia' Barbera d'Alba 2015 (750 ml) Vietti 'Scarrone Vigna Vecchia' Barbera d'Alba 2015 (750 ml)

WA 93, WS 93

The 2015 Barbera d'Alba Vigna Vecchia Scarrone is a beautifully crafted and accessible wine made with fruit from a historic vineyard. Luca Currado opted not to make Barbera in the difficult 2014 vintage. This wine opens to immediate density and richness. It shows succulent aromas of blackberry, spice, tar and dark plum that build the wine's soaring aromatic profile. Earthy tones of forest floor and black truffle also appear. The mouthfeel is on the soft side (of the Barbera spectrum) and there is a playful point of sweetness as well.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (June, 2017)

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Giovanni Viberti Barolo Buon Padre 2013 (750 ml) Giovanni Viberti Barolo Buon Padre 2013 (750 ml)

WS 93, JS 93

This red shimmers with licorice, cherry, tar and mineral aromas and flavors. A bit heady, but expressive, with plenty of buried cherry notes at the core. Fresh and lightly chewy on the long finish. Best from 2021 through 2036.

- Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Sept, 2016)

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Clos Pegase Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013 (750 ml) Clos Pegase Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013 (750 ml)

WS 90

There's much to admire in this rich, savory, layered and well-fruited effort, featuring bold dark berry, anise, mocha and jazzy oak flavors. Deep and persistent. Drink now.

- James Laube, Wine Spectator (Nov, 2016)

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Hahn Family Wines Lucienne Doctor's Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands 2015 (750 ml) Hahn Family Wines Lucienne Doctor's Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands 2015 (750 ml)

WE 93, WA 91, V 91


Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Lucienne Pinot Noir Doctor's Vineyard has a very earthy nose of mossy bark, damp soil and fungi over a core of black cherries and black raspberries, plus a hint of black pepper. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with gregarious black and red fruit preserves-inspired flavors, supported by fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with perfumed hints.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Sept, 2017)

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Ceretto Barolo 2013 (750 ml) Ceretto Barolo 2013 (750 ml)

WA 93, WS 93, WE 92

This is a beautiful wine that showcases the classic characteristics of the harvest. The 2013 Barolo opens to sassy spice and cinnamon with dark fruit and balsam herb. This is a firmly structured wine with a firm tannic backbone that serves to support and frame the dark and exuberant fruit found at its inner core.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2017)

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Eric et Joel Durand Cornas Empreintes 2014 (750 ml) Eric et Joel Durand Cornas Empreintes 2014 (750 ml)

WS 93, WA 91

Ripe and tightly focused, with racy cassis, blackberry and plum fruit that stretches out through a lengthy, mineral-driven finish. Mouthwatering bay and rosemary accents streak through, giving this great cut. Best from 2018 through 2029.

- James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (Oct, 2016)

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Poggiopiano Chianti Classico la Tradizione 2007 (750 ml) Poggiopiano Chianti Classico la Tradizione 2007 (750 ml)

WS 92

Ripe and complex, this is full of sweet mulled plum and cherry, showing leather, spice and cigar box overtones. Focused and fresh, with plenty of life and a fine, savory aftertaste. Drink now through 2024.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Oct, 2013)

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EnRoute Les Pommiers Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 2015 (750 ml EnRoute Les Pommiers Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 2015 (750 ml

WE 94, WS 92

Lush and velvety, this is a robust wine, richly layered in baked strawberry and huckleberry flavors. The palate is seasoned in tones of clove, cinnamon and orange, with a vibrant backbone of acidity and taut tannins that keeps it fresh in feel within a powerful context of ripeness.

- Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast (May, 2018)

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Hahn Family Wines Lucienne Smith Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands 2015 (750 ml) Hahn Family Wines Lucienne Smith Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands 2015 (750 ml)

WA 92


Produced primarily from Calera and Pommard clones, the light to medium ruby-purple colored 2015 Lucienne Pinot Noir Smith Vineyard has fragrant notes of Bing cherries, pomegranate and cranberries with hints of lavender, dried herbs and forest floor. Medium-bodied, fined-boned and with a great intensity of red berry and earthy layers, it finishes long with some mineral nuances coming through.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Sept, 2017)

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Ayala Rose Majeur Brut, Champagne NV (750 ml) Ayala Rose Majeur Brut, Champagne NV (750 ml)

WS 90


Firm and smoky, with a chalky texture, this balanced rosé shows more mineral character than it does hints of mulberry, dried herb and toasted raisin bread.

- Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (2015)

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Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional, Douro 2010 (750 ml) Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional, Douro 2010 (750 ml)

WS 91

This rich and fruity red shows ample violet notes, with touches of cinnamon and spice to the red plum, cherry and ripe melon flavors. Smoke and tar linger on the chewy finish. Drink now through 2018.

- Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator (June, 2013)

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Il Borro Toscana Rosso 2013 (750 ml) Il Borro Toscana Rosso 2013 (750 ml)

WA 95, JS 94


The 2013 Il Borro is a delicious wine that I have tasted several times over the past few months. It presents seamless aromatic integration with luscious dark fruit, proportioned doses of spice, tobacco and sweet blackberry flavors. This wine offers velvety softness and plumpness over a richly extracted mouthfeel and sweet oak tannins. The slightly cooler 2013 vintage reveals very long persistence with pretty nuances of moist earth, rum cake and cherry liqueur. This is a landmark wine from the Il Borro estate in Tuscany.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (May, 2017)

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Purple Hands Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District 2015 (750 ml) Purple Hands Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District 2015 (750 ml)

WE 93

Cody Wright sources his fruit from an A-list of Willamette Valley vineyards, and Shea is right at the top. Cloaked in a milk chocolate shell, this sophisticated wine melds blackberry fruit with flavor-extending streaks of cola and caramel. In scent and finish, there is a slight intriguing hint of pine sap.

- Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast (Aug, 2017)

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Herman Story Nuts & Bolts Syrah, Santa Barbara County 2015 (750 ml) Herman Story Nuts & Bolts Syrah, Santa Barbara County 2015 (750 ml)

WA 94, V 93

Bright purple. Powerful, mineral- and spice-accented black and blue fruit scents show impressive clarity and pick up a sexy incense nuance as the wine opens up. Sweet, palate-coating boysenberry and cherry compote flavors reveal hints of licorice and candied flowers. Impressively rich yet vibrant, finishing on a juicy blue fruit note with youthful tannins and superb, smoky persistence.

- Josh Raynolds, Vinous (Nov, 2017)

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Herman Story On The Road Grenache, Santa Barbara County 2013 (750 ml) Herman Story On The Road Grenache, Santa Barbara County 2013 (750 ml)

WA 93, V 92, WE 91

Checking in as 100% Grenache, the 2013 On The Road (Grenache) was half destemmed and brought up in 65% new and 35% neutral French oak. It offers up a perfumed bouquet of kirsch and black raspberry fruits, crushed rocks, spice and dried earth in a full-bodied, supple, balanced and delicious style. It has a kick of savory tannin to integrate, but it's already approachable and should offer tons of pleasure over the coming 4-5 years.

Pulling from a number of sites spread throughout the Central Coast, Herman Story’s Russell From makes unabashedly Californian wines that make the most of the beautiful fruit that makes California so special. These are not for those craving tiny, mid-weight efforts and they have rocking textures, tons of fruit and most importantly, always remain a joy to drink. These are gorgeous wines.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2015)

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Domaine Raymond Usseglio & Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Girard 2011 (750 ml) Domaine Raymond Usseglio & Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Girard 2011 (750 ml)

WS 91, IWC 91

A ripe, fleshy style, with plum sauce, blackberry paste and raspberry ganache notes that stay driven and fresh, thanks to a racy graphite spine and a lingering black licorice accent. Very solid. Drink now through 2021.

- James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (July, 2014)

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Montepeloso Eneo Toscana IGT 2013 (750 ml) Montepeloso Eneo Toscana IGT 2013 (750 ml)

WS 90

A muscular red, with black cherry, plum, tar and licorice flavors. Tannic yet fresh, with a long, complex finish. Not everyone's cup of tea, but has character. Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Alicante and Malvasia Nera. Best from 2018 through 2024.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (June, 2017)

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Kesner Alder Springs Vineyard Chardonnay 2011 (750 ml) Kesner Alder Springs Vineyard Chardonnay 2011 (750 ml)

Kistler's winemaker, Jason Kesner, makes one of the best 2011 California Chardonnays, period. Labelled under his own name, Kesner’s Alder Springs is pure genius in the glass and a wonderfully crafted wine. I might have to give this wine the nod as my top Chardonnay of the vintage! Kesner’s Alder Springs is simply majestic and glorious with layers of fruit and minerals; complex, lively and elegant, the nose starts off with wet stones, white flowers, brioche and citrus fruits leading to a vivid palate that balances lively acidity with creamy richness.

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Kesner Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2011 (750 ml) Kesner Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2011 (750 ml)

The aromatic profile is loaded with stone fruit, honeysuckle, lemon zest and graphite, while the palate unfolds with mouthwatering, juicy flavors of peach pit, citrus oil, lemon curd and baked apple. The lively finish is creamy, tart and spicy, with hints of tangy lime and lemongrass.

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Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco 2012 (750 ml) Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco 2012 (750 ml)

WS 93


Intense aromas of cherry, tar, wild herb and camphor signal this rich, fleshy red. Cherry fruit comes forward on the palate, while tobacco, licorice and iron notes play supporting roles. The dusty tannins are moderate. Long finish. Best from 2019 through 2032.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Feb, 2017)

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Mitolo G.A.M Shiraz 2013 (750 ml) Mitolo G.A.M Shiraz 2013 (750 ml)

The palate is powerful and extremely focused with great depth of fruit character that is well framed by fine grain tannin, and drawn together to a long finish by naturally balanced acidity. Aged in fine grained oak predominantly hogsheads (70% new being a blend of 80% French and 20% French coopered American oak plus 30% being one and two year old French/American oak) for 18 months.

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Hoopes Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2014 (750 ml) Hoopes Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2014 (750 ml)

This cellar-worthy treasure has attention-grabbing spice, leather and smoky oak aromas. Ripe fruit flavors are heavily shaded with undeniably delicious accents of cedar and chocolate. It is bold in flavor, full in body and quite tannic in texture. Hold until at least 2018; the wine should improve even more after that.

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Caduceus Cellars Nagual de La Naga, Arizona 2013 (750 ml) Caduceus Cellars Nagual de La Naga, Arizona 2013 (750 ml)

The Arizona take on a Super-Tuscan blend: 50% Cabernet, 30% Merlot, 20% Sangiovese. Aged 18 months in new & neutral French oak, making for a lush and spicy wine perfect with steak or veal, and especially compliments red sauce dishes.Located in the Verde Valley of Arizona, Caduceus operates under the direction of founder/winemaker/musician Maynard James Keenan, himself a descendant of Italian winemakers. The grapes come from his own Merkin Vineyards in Jerome, AZ, where he grows a multitude of varietals.

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Sauska 'Cuvee 7' Red, Villany 2012 (750 ml) Sauska 'Cuvee 7' Red, Villany 2012 (750 ml)

JS 91


Each blend is numbered using a prime number, meaning that it is only divisible by one and itself. This represents the uniqueness of Sauska’s wines. The lower the number, the higher the quality. A bold wine with soft, sweet tannins and flavors of ripe forest fruits. Intense aromas of black berries are backed by tobacco and coffee notes. The finish is long. Enjoy with classic French cuisine.

47% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 10% Syrah

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Pillow Rd. Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 2014 (750 ml) Pillow Rd. Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 2014 (750 ml)

The 2014 Pillow Road Pinot Noir exemplifies the vineyard and the true varietal expression of Pinot Noir. Fresh aromas of wild berries, bing cherry and cola are complimented with notes of violet and cinnamon spice. The palate is soft and elegant with sweet tannins and lively acidity that provide for a balanced and structured wine capable of long-term aging.

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Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011 (750 ml) Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011 (750 ml)

IWC 93, WA 91, WS 91

Looking at the reds and perfumed and beautifully Provencal, the 2011 Chateauneuf-du-Pape has rocking aromatics of kirsch liqueur, lavender, garrigue, licorice and saddle leather to go with a medium-bodied, supple and nicely textured profile. I-d like to see more mid-palate here, but this is all about up-front fruit. Filling in nicely with air (tasted twice from multiple bottles), it should be enjoyed over the coming 7-8 years. Drink now-2021.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (Oct 2013)

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Peju Province Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2014 (750 ml) Peju Province Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2014 (750 ml)

Ripe red berries, plum and vanilla bean infuse the glass of this rich 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon. On the palate, a perfect balance of structured tannins and fruit envelop the taste buds, displaying fresh raspberry, leather, smoke and toasted marshmallow. This wine culminates in a long finish with layers of cinnamon and anise. Bold and enchanting now, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon will continue to mature for the next decade.

Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc

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Weingut Gottardi Mazzon Blauburgunder Sudtirol, Trentino-Alto Adige 2013 (750 ml) Weingut Gottardi Mazzon Blauburgunder Sudtirol, Trentino-Alto Adige 2013 (750 ml)

The vineyard estate Gottardi is famous for its South Tyrolean Pinot Noir. In the year 1986, the Gottardi family from Innsbruck, originally with roots in Trentino, bought the Fernheimhof at Mazzon in Neumarkt/Egna and continued the wine trade. In 1995, the first wine was produced in their own cellars. Since then Bruno and Alexander Gottardi have succeeded in acquiring a well-respected name as wine producers. Since his father Bruno’s passing, Alexander is now controlling the fate of the estate. At the "Blauburgundertage" (Pinot Noir Days), the Gottardi wines have on a number of occasions been on the podium with the three best Pinot Noir wines in Italy. The 6 hectares of vineyard have now grown to nearly 9 hectares, with annual production between 45,000 and 50,000 bottles. In the new cellar, refinement takes place for one year in barrique, a further 8 to 10 months in wooden barrels, before bottling the wine 20 to 22 months after wine harvest.

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Freeman Vineyards & Winery Ryo-fu Chardonnay 2015 (750 ml) Freeman Vineyards & Winery Ryo-fu Chardonnay 2015 (750 ml)

WA 90

The 2015 Chardonnay Ryo-fu gives toasty oak, honey-nut and butterscotch notes over a guava, honeydew melon and pineapple scented core. Medium-bodied, it offers mouth-filling tropical fruit and oak inspired flavors with a lively line of acid and good length. It is a little old-school, yet nicely done.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (April, 2017)

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Freeman Vineyard & Winery Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2015 (750 ml) Freeman Vineyard & Winery Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2015 (750 ml)

Offers a core of rich red and dark berry flavors, shaded by dusty, cedary oak, with a mix of black and red licorice creeping into the mix. Drink now through 2021.

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Madrigal Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2012 (750 ml) Madrigal Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2012 (750 ml)

From the outstanding 2012 vintage, this is a big, rich Napa Valley Cabernet with dark fruit and spice aromas and a hearty core of currant and black cherry flavors. The wine has excellent balance, soft tannins and a long finish.

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Moutard Pere et Fils Cuvee Six Cepages Brut, Champagne 2007 (750 ml) Moutard Pere et Fils Cuvee Six Cepages Brut, Champagne 2007 (750 ml)

WS 91

Smoky, with roasted nut and charred brioche notes, this rich Champagne is balanced by juicy acidity and flavors of baked plum and cherry fruit, honey, graphite and spice that ride the soft, creamy bead. Disgorged January 9, 2014. Drink now through 2022.

- Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (Nov, 2014)

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Colene Clemens Vineyards 'Adriane' Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains 2014 (750 ml) Colene Clemens Vineyards 'Adriane' Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains 2014 (750 ml)

WA 93+

Pale ruby-purple colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir Adriane has a meaty/broody character with notes of black raspberries, black cherries and red plums plus touches of violets, forest floor and Provence herbs. Medium to full-bodied, this is firmly structured with a solid foundation of grainy, ripe tannins and racy acid supporting the muscular fruit, finishing long and earthy. It should age beautifully!

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2017)

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Purple Hands Stoller Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 (750 ml) Purple Hands Stoller Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 (750 ml)

777 Clone, Jory soil. Hand harvested. Native fermentation, small open top fermenters. Hand plunged and macerated. Aged 12 months in (35% new) French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. This is Purple Hands’ last vintage of Stoller Vineyard. “Black cherry and raspberry, milk chocolate, rich cherry, coffee, chocolate toffee, dense caramel, high tones of watermelon and cotton candy, clove

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Purple Hands Latchkey Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 (750 ml) Purple Hands Latchkey Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 (750 ml)

Silky and harmonious, with an elegantly precise structure and black cherry, fresh violet and spice notes that glide expressively toward the long finish. Drink now through 2022.

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Chateau Poujeaux, Moulis-en-Médoc 2010 (750 ml) Chateau Poujeaux, Moulis-en-Médoc 2010 (750 ml)

WE 93, JS 92, WS 91

From a 30-acre property next to Château Chasse-Spleen, this 2010 is solid, dark and rich, typical of the vintage. There is a veneer of smooth new wood that opens to reveal firm, solid tannins. This is big, structured and ready for long-term aging.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Feb, 2013)

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Silvano Bolmida Bussia, Barolo 2013 (750 ml) Silvano Bolmida Bussia, Barolo 2013 (750 ml)

WS 93


Rose, cherry and strawberry aromas define this elegant red, whose flavors pick up hints of wild herbs, eucalyptus and mineral. Linear in profile and stretched taut, with a long finish. Best from 2020 through 2035.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Dec, 2017)

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Icardi Montubert, Barbaresco 2010 (750 ml) Icardi Montubert, Barbaresco 2010 (750 ml)

WA 93

Icardi’s 2010 Barbaresco Montubert opens with dark concentration and a tight aromatic embroidery of tar, cola, licorice, cedar, dried cherry and black currant. The personality here is steady, strong and smart. Firm Nebbiolo structure holds it together beautifully. There is an initial shyness or restraint that unwinds as the wine spends more time in the glass. You can count on the same softening to occur with more cellar aging. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (June, 2013)

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Poggio le Coste Barolo 2013 (750 ml) Poggio le Coste Barolo 2013 (750 ml)

Deep garnet-red with orange reflections. Slightly floral notes of dried rose and violet, layered over a core of black tea and tobacco. Dry, elegantly austere and with soft tannins that accent dried chery and orange notes emerging in the lingering finish.

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Chateau Malartic Lagraviere, Pessac-Leognan 2008 (750 ml) Chateau Malartic Lagraviere, Pessac-Leognan 2008 (750 ml)

WE 93, WA 91, JS 91

One of the most successful wines of the vintage, this blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot achieved 13.5% natural alcohol. It exhibits a deep ruby/purple color along with sweet notes of creosote, graphite, lead pencil shavings, black currants, plums and licorice. Medium to full-bodied and silky with good underlying acidity, it is a juicy, savory, quintessentially elegant wine that will benefit from several years of cellaring and last for 15+ years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (May, 2011)

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Sbragia Family Vineyards Gamble Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 (750 ml) Sbragia Family Vineyards Gamble Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 (750 ml)

WA 90, WS 90

Another rich, honeyed style of wine fermented and aged in 100% new French oak is the 2013 Chardonnay Gamble Ranch. This has a light gold, greenish-hued color and plenty of white peach, honeysuckle and toasty oak. Medium to full-bodied, with outstanding purity, richness and length, it should keep nicely for 3-4 years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (March, 2016)

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Coho Headwaters Red, Napa Valley 2012 (750 ml) Coho Headwaters Red, Napa Valley 2012 (750 ml)

JS 93

Aromas of licorice and tar with black currants. Full body, round and silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Gorgeous wine. Drink or hold.

- James Suckling (July, 2015)

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Armando Piazzo 'Sottocastello di Novello', Barolo Riserva 2009 (750 ml) Armando Piazzo 'Sottocastello di Novello', Barolo Riserva 2009 (750 ml)

WE 93

Wild berry, red rose, baking spice and a balsamic note meld together in the glass. The structured, savory palate doles out juicy wild cherry, crushed raspberry, anise, cinnamon and tobacco. Bracing but refined tannins provide the framework. Drink 2018 through 2026.

- Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (July, 2016)

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Tensley Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah, Santa Barbara County 2014 (750 ml) Tensley Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah, Santa Barbara County 2014 (750 ml)

WA 93-95

Another blockbuster is Tensley's 2014 Syrah Colson Canyon. Yields were down close to 40% for this vineyard in 2014. The only wine to see new oak, it spends roughly 11-16 months in 40% new French oak prior to bottling. It offers incredible notes of graphite, olive tapenade, white pepper and decadent levels of black raspberry that flow beautifully to a full-bodied Syrah that has a huge mid-palate, plenty of tannin and a monster finish. It should have 10-12 years or longevity.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2015)

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Varner Wines Hidden Block Spring Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains 2013 (750 ml) Varner Wines Hidden Block Spring Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains 2013 (750 ml)

V 93, WA 90

Possessing plenty of kirsch liqueur, soy, toasted spice and earth, the 2013 Pinot Noir Hidden Blocks Spring Ridge Vineyard is a medium to full-bodied, ripe, nicely textured Pinot Noir. It has good acidity and present tannin, and should drink nicely for 5-7 years.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2016)

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Monteverro 'Terra di Monteverro' Toscana 2012 (750 ml) Monteverro 'Terra di Monteverro' Toscana 2012 (750 ml)

WA 91, WS 90


The 2012 Terra di Monteverro shows inner sunshine and warm climate traits of ripe fruit and blackberry confit. This is a more affordable wine from Monteverro with good complexity and overall harmony. It would pair nicely with succulent cuts of lamb or pork. The wine reveals soft tannins and delicious intensity. There is an extra level of sweetness here that comes from the hot vintage.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Jan, 2017)

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Bolla Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2013 (750 ml) Bolla Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2013 (750 ml)

Created from the very finest Valpolicella grapes, painstakingly aged in the ancient manner and bottled in exceedingly small vintages, Amarone stands as one of the world's treasured red wines. Bolla is the first Italian producer to market Amarone in Italy and, in 1957, introduced the 1950 vintage Amarone to the United States. The grapes are specially selected from the upper parts of the grape cluster because they receive the most direct sunshine and therefore are the ripest.

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Domaine des Baumard Savennieres Trie Speciale 2010 (750 ml) Domaine des Baumard Savennieres Trie Speciale 2010 (750 ml)

WA 93+, WE 93

The Trie Spéciale is a famous Chenin made from the very best selected grapes and produced only in finest vintages. However, you should not drink it as soon as the bottle has been uncorked because you would give too much away and could be disappointed as well. The first day the straw yellow 2010 Savennieres Trie Speciale reveals yeasty/nutty flavors and lacks the brilliance and fruit expression of the generic Savennières or the Clos du Papillon. However it is a very rich, almost oily textured, very elegant, salty and persistent wine with finesse and expression. Somewhat bitter in the finish at the moment it needs another five years to develop. When I consulted the bottle again the next day it had open up a little bit and offered baked apple, raisin, and fresh citrus flavors on the nose and more vibrancy, salinity and citric freshness on the palate, whereas the long, caramel finish had energy, vibrancy and length. I retested the wine from the same bottle a month later (!) but the findings are quite similar. I found some candy flavors (which I do not like in wine) and walnut aromas on the nose, whereas the palate was very powerful, firmly structured and well balanced. This is both an impressive and expressive wine but I won’t drink a bottle on my own (except over several weeks – which seems to be possible), because it is so terribly rich and powerful. This wine is on a long trip and we can only estimate its true potential.

- Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate, (Oct, 2014)

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Charles Krug Peter Mondavi Family Reserve Generations 2013 (750 ml) Charles Krug Peter Mondavi Family Reserve Generations 2013 (750 ml)

WS 90

Well-proportioned, tight and smoky, with a firm, structured beam of licorice- and blackberry-tinged fruit. Ends with fine-grained tannins and a long, clean finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2030.

- James Laube, Wine Spectator (Oct, 2016)

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Conceito Tinto, Douro 2012 (750 ml) Conceito Tinto, Douro 2012 (750 ml)

WA 93, WE 93

The 2012 Estate Tinto is revisited this issue as part of the vertical of Conceito's Estate red. This lacks the depth of some vintages, but it is fresh, lifted, graceful and powerful. In other words, the same type of profile we saw with the 2011. Beautifully focused, vigorous and a bit astringent at the moment, this has closed up since I last saw it. Handling its oak well, it demonstrates how fine it will be one day. It would really help if you could give it a couple of years before opening it, though. This is a young puppy whose best days are well in front of it. It may not have the same depth as some years, but its fresh feel and serious backbone will serve it well.

- Mark Squires, Wine Advocate (April, 2015)

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Barao de Vilar Maynard's 30 Years Old Aged Tawny Port NV (750 ml) Barao de Vilar Maynard's 30 Years Old Aged Tawny Port NV (750 ml)

WA 92-93


The NV 30 Years Old Tawny Port Maynard's is a traditional blend with 111 grams per liter of residual sugar. It was bottled in 2016--in a rather odd bottle looking like a Mateus Rosé. The wine is a lot better than that, happily. This was the first release of this bottling with this presentation. A bit hard and a little harsh on the end, it evolves a bit in the glass and then shows off its best points--the amazing structure, the precision and focus. There still seemed to be just a touch of alcohol on the finish, a little too much brandy. It is dry and persistent, otherwise exceptional. In fairness to this bottling, it was only bottled the day before being seen--but since it was hand bottled just to show it to me, said Alvaro van Zeller, it was fine to present. Hence, this note.

- Mark Squires, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2016)

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Rodney Strong Reserve Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 2014 (750 ml) Rodney Strong Reserve Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 2014 (750 ml)

WE 93

Compost, earth and spicy cardamom notes provide the savory intrigue of this full-bodied, expressive wine, with additional pine forest, pomegranate and orange peel flavors that add to its complexity and appeal. Sourced from several vineyards in the heart of the appellation, it represents the vintage and the location well.

- Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast (Aug, 2017)

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Chateau Prieure-Lichine, Margaux 2014 (750 ml) Chateau Prieure-Lichine, Margaux 2014 (750 ml)

WE 93, JS 93

This is a concentrated wine, packed with tannins and black plum fruits. It has some of the fruity crispness of the vintage although with its dark structure and concentration it is obviously a wine that needs to soften over time. Rich and juicy at the end, it will be ready to drink from 2024.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Feb, 2017)

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Mayacamas Vineyards Chardonnay 2014 (750 ml) Mayacamas Vineyards Chardonnay 2014 (750 ml)

V 96

The 2014 Chardonnay is brilliant. Lemon oil, white flowers, mint, almonds and smoke are all beautifully delineated in this transparent, super-finessed Chardonnay built on total finesse. The decision to pick a touch earlier plus the blocked malo style result in a focused, energetic Chardonnay that hits all the right notes.

- Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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Alexander Valley Vineyards Cyrus, Sonoma County 2012 (750 ml) Alexander Valley Vineyards Cyrus, Sonoma County 2012 (750 ml)

WA 93

A blend of predominately Cabernet Sauvignon (76%) and Merlot (12%) with some Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec, the 2012 Cyrus has a deep garnet color and slowly evolving nose of crème de cassis, plum preserves and cedar box with hints of underbrush, pencil lead, cloves and charcoal, plus a waft of bay leaves. The medium-bodied palate delivers tons of muscular fruit with a firm frame of grainy tannins and lively acid, finishing long with plenty of berry preserves, herb and earth layers.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (April, 2017)

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Mastroberardino Radici, Taurasi 2012 (750 ml) Mastroberardino Radici, Taurasi 2012 (750 ml)

WE 93, WA 91

Underbrush, red fruit, dark spice and a whiff of menthol are some of the aromas that come together on this. The firmly structured elegant palate offers ripe plum, red cherry, licorice and tobacco framed in youthfully austere fine-grained tannins that need time to unwind. Drink 2020–2028.

- Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (June, 2017)

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Cedar Knoll Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml) Cedar Knoll Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml)

This is the second label from the uber sensational winery known as Palmaz vineyards. This Cabernet is a genuine Napa Valley classic with structure and style worthy of its famous heritage. After 86 years abandoned, the Palmaz family resurrected this historic wine. The label design was taken from a rubbing of the 1889 barrel brander. This wine has super silky tannins and bold, delicious fruit in the blackberry and cassis families. An excellent value for the money.

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Trefethen Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml) Trefethen Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml)

WE 90

This is an elegant, refined and lighthearted red that shines with a wooded tannin structure and accents of pencil and clove. Rounded and smooth on the palate, it's bright and succulent in blackberry and black currant flavors, with well-integrated oak.

- Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast (Nov, 2017)

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Kesner Rockbreak Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2011 (750 ml) Kesner Rockbreak Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2011 (750 ml)

Rockbreak comes from a rock-strewn site in the windy southern area of the Sonoma Coast appellation. Native yeast fermentation, 15% "newer" barrels, and "natural acids," Kesner is careful to note. According to the winery, the tasting notes are almost identical to the 2010, on account of this vineyard's remarkable consistency: "Delicate essences of fleshy white peach and citrus rind and wet rocks dominate the nose. A wonderfully full yet crisply balanced body, well buttressed by vibrant acids that lead to the striking, lingering finish."

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Delas Freres Chateauneuf-du-Pape Haute Pierre 2011 (750 ml) Delas Freres Chateauneuf-du-Pape Haute Pierre 2011 (750 ml)

WE 91

If it’s possible for a Châteauneuf-du-Pape to have Burgundian style, this would be a candidate. The cherries are delicate and herbal, with crisp acids and silky tannins that provide a wiry, peppery framework for the elegant fruit. Drink now–2020.

- Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast (Feb, 2015)

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Tenuta dei Sette Cieli Indaco 2012 (750 ml) Tenuta dei Sette Cieli Indaco 2012 (750 ml)

WE 93

A blend of 30% Malbec, 30% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, this opens with aromas of ripe blackberries, Mediterranean herbs and cedar. The firmly structured palate doles out layers of black currants, blackberries, white pepper and licorice alongside chewy tannins. Drink through 2022.

- Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (March, 2017)

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Silvano Bolmida Bussia Vigne dei Fantini, Barolo 2012 (750 ml) Silvano Bolmida Bussia Vigne dei Fantini, Barolo 2012 (750 ml)

WS 93

A floral aroma introduces this delicate red, whose cherry and leather flavors are ripe. Balanced overall, with sweet fruit, floral and light savory notes that linger on the aftertaste. Not a typical Barolo, this is more lacy in texture. Decant now or age for a few more years. Best from 2018 through 2029.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (2017)

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Podere Poggio Scalette 'Capogatto' Alta Valle della Greve 2010 (750 ml) Podere Poggio Scalette 'Capogatto' Alta Valle della Greve 2010 (750 ml)

JS 90, WS 90


Concentrated but not overbearing, showing good acidity, this boasts black cherry, plum and spice flavors, finishing on the elegant side, with subtle accents of tar and earth. Best from 2016 through 2028. 175 cases made.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Oct, 2013)

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Renato Corino Arborina, Barolo 2013 (750 ml) Renato Corino Arborina, Barolo 2013 (750 ml)

WS 93

This beautiful red exudes rose, strawberry, cherry and mineral aromas and flavors, matched to a supple texture, with a vibrant structure underneath. More open than its peers today, but should evolve well nonetheless. Best from 2022 through 2036. 200 cases made.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Oct, 2017)

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Tenuta delle Terre Nere Calderara Sottana Rosso Etna, Sicily 2015 (750 ml) Tenuta delle Terre Nere Calderara Sottana Rosso Etna, Sicily 2015 (750 ml)

The wines of Terre Nere hail from the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna–that's right, on the side of an active volcano. It's here that many believe Sicily will show that it can make wines of elegance, depth and refinement. I can honestly say that I am a believer.

What makes Terre Nere so special?

A number of things, such as vineyards that sit at some of the highest elevations for red wine grapes in Europe, about 800-900 meters above sea level. Between the three Crus that Terre Nere sources from, there is a diverse mix of soils due to volcanic eruptions over thousands of years. The vines, primarily Nerello Mascalese, are between 40-50 years old–and are in some cases pre-phylloxera (not grafted onto American root stock). Lastly, the production is all organic. What this all adds up to are characterful wines of amazing finesse, haunting aromatics, and complexities that have often been compared to Barolo and Burgundy.

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Failla Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard 2015 (750 ml) Failla Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard 2015 (750 ml)

V 93, WS 92

Appealing for the rich, perfumed apple, pear and melon flavors, with spicy oak giving this another dimension and smoothing out the pithy citrus skin texture. Ends with a minerally aftertaste. Drink now through 2020.

- James Laube, Wine Spectator (July, 2017)

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Shafer Vineyards Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2015 (750 ml) Shafer Vineyards Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2015 (750 ml)

WE 94, WS 93

Always impressive in its grasp of power and grace, this white is memorable from start to finish, beginning with a dark golden-hay color that dazzles in the glass. A strong floral component of jasmine invites on the nose, while sparkling acidity maintains a freshness amidst the integrated oak and delicious flavors of honeyed pear and crème brûlée.

- Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast (Oct, 2017)

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Kanonkop Paul Sauer, Stellenbosch 2014 (750 ml) Kanonkop Paul Sauer, Stellenbosch 2014 (750 ml)

WE 93

Winemaker: Abrie Beeslaar. Always a stunner, in both regular release as well as the CWG form, Kanonkop's Paul Sauer Bordeaux-style blend is bold and concentrated, with tremendous potential for long-term aging. Made from 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, it's brimming with notes of cassis, licorice root and black-fruit preserves, all buoyed by ample acidity and a pronounced mentholated-herb lift. Bittersweet cocoa, char and chicory unfold on the back of the black fruit-skin fueled finish. Robust, full and firm, drink 2020–2026.

- Lauren Buzzeo, Wine Enthusiast (Sept, 2017)

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Finca Carlos Pulenta Vistalba A 2013 (750 ml) Finca Carlos Pulenta Vistalba A 2013 (750 ml)

WS 91

Ripe and rich, with muscular flavors of blackberry, dark plum and cherry tart, laced with savory accents. Offers sanguine notes midpalate, finishing with hints of slate and black peppercorn. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Bonarda. Drink now through 2021. 250 cases imported.

- Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator (Nov, 2016)

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Carpineto Brunello di Montalcino 2012 (750 ml) Carpineto Brunello di Montalcino 2012 (750 ml)

WS 93, WE 91


There's plenty of elegance here, from the light touches of flowers to the red berry and stone flavors to the vivid acidity. This hangs together, with the structure driving the long finish. Best from 2020 through 2036.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Oct, 2017)

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Vignaioli Elvio Pertinace Barbaresco Marcarini 2012 (750 ml) Vignaioli Elvio Pertinace Barbaresco Marcarini 2012 (750 ml)

WE 92

You'll find classic Nebbiolo scents of perfumed berry, rose, violet, tilled earth, leather and a hint of game in this striking wine. On the palate, notes of sage, white pepper and clove accent a core of red and black cherry. It's balanced with nervous acidity and gripping tannins.

- Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Oct, 2015)

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Mayacamas Vineyards Chardonnay 2015 (750 ml) Mayacamas Vineyards Chardonnay 2015 (750 ml)

WS 90

Pure, rich and zesty, with vibrant, snappy apple, pear and honeydew flavors. Flinty minerality lends this a distinctive quality. Drink now through 2022.

- James Laube, Wine Spectator (Sept, 2017)

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Medlock Ames Bell Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 2012 (750 ml) Medlock Ames Bell Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 2012 (750 ml)

WE 90


Plum jam and cranberry rise aromatically from the glass, with pretty accents of violet and cedar. Notes of baked bread add a comforting notion, while soft, sticky tannins combine with toasted oak and caramel on the midpalate and finish. There’s a boldness to the structure; drink through 2020.

- Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast (March, 2016)

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Radio-Coteau 'La Neblina' Pinot Noir 2013 (750 ml) Radio-Coteau 'La Neblina' Pinot Noir 2013 (750 ml)

Lifted red fruit with no sweetness, and conifer accents with light spice and hints of graphite, Radio Coteau’s La Neblina Pinot carries pleasant depth of character with good acidity, judicious tannin, and lots of length. Delicious and interesting.

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Clau de Nell Anjou Cabernet Franc, Loire 2012 (750 ml) Clau de Nell Anjou Cabernet Franc, Loire 2012 (750 ml)

WE 88

Solid, with a racy core of damson plum and bitter cherry fruit backed by lively tobacco leaf and olive notes. The fresh finish lets a savory edge chime in, leaving a mouthwatering echo. Drink now through 2015. 330 cases imported.

- James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (Dec, 2016)

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Renteria First Cut Red 2015 (750 ml) Renteria First Cut Red 2015 (750 ml)

WA 91

A blend of 27% Merlot, 27% Syrah, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Petite Sirah and 5% Petit Verdot, the 2015 Proprietary Red 1st Cut is medium garnet-purple in color with very pretty spiced plums and baked cherries notions plus an undercurrent of mulberries, baking spices and potpourri. Medium to full-bodied and packed with spicy plum and cherry flavors, the palate is soft, rounded and opulent, offering great length and expression.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2017)

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Charles de Cazanove Stradivarius Brut, Champagne 2007 (750 ml) Charles de Cazanove Stradivarius Brut, Champagne 2007 (750 ml)

WS 92

Finely honed acidity structures the well-spiced flavors of blackberry financier, rose hip, crystallized honey and lemon curd. Bright and harmonious, and persistent on the satiny palate. Drink now through 2027.

- Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (Nov, 2014)

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Heidsieck & Co Monopole Gold Top Brut 2005 (750 ml) Heidsieck & Co Monopole Gold Top Brut 2005 (750 ml)

WS 93

Bright, finely cut acidity provides a crystalline frame for this toasty version, with the creamy bead carrying flavors of roasted hazelnut, charred toast, crème de cassis, creamed apple and clover honey. Smoke and spice notes linger on the finish. Drink now through 2025. 320 cases imported.

- Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (Nov, 2013)

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Giesen The Fuder Clayvin Chardonnay, Marlborough 2013 (750 ml) Giesen The Fuder Clayvin Chardonnay, Marlborough 2013 (750 ml)

WA 95

All of the Giesen “The Fuder” wines are made in large, 1,000-liter German oak fuders and come from single vineyards. The 2013 The Fuder Clayvin Chardonnay has a very pretty nose, yielding apricots, acacia honey, orange blossoms and a touch of cedar with some notable sulfides/struck match and baker's yeast hints. The medium-bodied palate offers wonderful intensity with a crisp backbone cutting though the concentrated stone fruit and savory flavors, finishing long. Delicious now, it offers great medium-term (5-6 years) aging potential.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2016)

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Tenute Cisa Asinari Marchesi di Gresy Martinenga, Barbaresco 2012 (750 ml) Tenute Cisa Asinari Marchesi di Gresy Martinenga, Barbaresco 2012 (750 ml)

WA 91-93, WS 91


Tasted from barrel, the beautiful 2012 Barbaresco Martinenga is shaping up to be an exemplary edition of this celebrated wine. Already at this young stage, it shows an impressive level of harmony and intensity with an impeccable sense of vertical lift. This is a wine of energy and loud varietal voice. It speaks volumes of the Nebbiolo grape with etched tones of wild berry, balsam herb, cola and licorice.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (June, 2015)

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Peter Franus Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml) Peter Franus Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml)

V 89-92, WS 90

Flavors of roasted plum and blackberry are at the core of this juicy, supple effort, which shows dusty, savory notes amid the ample dark fruit. Best from 2019 through 2029.

- James Laube, Wine Spectator (Nov, 2017)

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Estate Argyros Vin Santo 4 Year Barrel Aged, Santorini, Greece 2009 (500 ml) Estate Argyros Vin Santo 4 Year Barrel Aged, Santorini, Greece 2009 (500 ml)

93 Points Decanter

The tension on the finish is remarkable. The acidity is often thrilling, but never shrill. The sugar, fruit and acidity are actually in excellent balance. This vivacious Vinsanto just grips the palate, lifting the fruit flavor and making it linger. It is also pretty delicious on that juicy finish, laced with caramel, apricots and baked peach.

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Melville Estate Small Lot Collection Sandy's Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills 2014 (750 ml) Melville Estate Small Lot Collection Sandy's Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills 2014 (750 ml)

WA 95, WE 95

Kirsch, dried flowers, dried soils, and spice box flow from the silky, pure, polished and elegant 2014 Pinot Noir Sandy’s, which saw 30% whole cluster during fermentation and 14 months in neutral barrels. I love its complexity, as well as its seamless, silky texture, and while it’s already hard to resist, it will evolve beautifully through 2024.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2016)

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Domaine Laroche Les Vaillons Vieilles Vignes, Chablis Premier Cru 2015 (750 ml) Domaine Laroche Les Vaillons Vieilles Vignes, Chablis Premier Cru 2015 (750 ml)

WS 90

Rich, featuring peach, apple and pastry flavors. Offers plenty of juicy acidity. The finish lingers, with harmony and a buried mineral element. Drink now through 2020. 150 cases imported.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (June, 2017)

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Tedeschi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2012 (750 ml) Tedeschi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2012 (750 ml)

WS 91, JS 91

Firm tannins are tightly knit to the core of crushed blackberry, wild herb, tarry mineral and abundant spice notes in this sleek, full-bodied red. Fresh and focused, this should open nicely with air or short-term cellaring. Best from 2018 through 2027.

- Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (March, 2017)

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Paul Autard Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee la Cote Ronde 2009 (750 ml) Paul Autard Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee la Cote Ronde 2009 (750 ml)

WS 93, WA 93, IWC 92

Autard’s quasi-modern-styled offering is the dense plum/purple-colored 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee La Cote Ronde, a blend of equal parts Grenache and Syrah from relatively old vines (60 plus years) that sees some new oak barrels. However, the 2009 shows only subtle evidence of vanillin and toast. It is a seductive, full-bodied, opulent effort displaying notes of caramelized red and black fruits, herbs, licorice and a hint of ink. This full-bodied, rich 2009 is ideal for drinking over the next 12+ years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2011)

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Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2014 (750 ml) Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2014 (750 ml)

A great vintage with trophy winning quality! Medium dark with black-red color. Explosive nose of red fruits and infused cherry, the palate projects cranberry and plum with smoky strawberry high tones. Bright with a good grip and velvety mouthfeel with considerable ageing potential.

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Chalk Hill Proprietary Red Estate 2014 (750 ml) Chalk Hill Proprietary Red Estate 2014 (750 ml)

WA 92, WE 91


Blended of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Malbec, 16% Petit Verdot, 8% Merlot and 5% Syrah, the 2014 Estate Red has a deep garnet-purple color and notes of blackberry preserves, crème de cassis and cedar with touches of baking spices, vanilla pod, dark chocolate and Mediterranean herbs. Full bodied, concentrated and generously fruited, it has firm, ripe, velvety tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long with the oak poking through. Afford it another 2-3 years in bottle and enjoy it over the next 15+ years.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (April, 2017)

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Star Lane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Happy Canyon 2013 (750 ml) Star Lane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Happy Canyon 2013 (750 ml)

V 94

Another highlight in this range, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Star Lane Vineyard is absolutely delicious. Succulent dark cherry, plum, licorice, menthol and new leather are front and center. The 2013 is a beautiful wine that reconciles bold, racy fruit with the more earthy/savory style that is typical of this site in Happy Canyon.

- Vinous

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Les Cretes Cuvee Bois Chardonnay 2014 (750 ml) Les Cretes Cuvee Bois Chardonnay 2014 (750 ml)

JS 92

A chardonnay with lots of ripe-apple and cream character. Full body, fresh acidity and a rich and flavorful finish. Intense toasted oak and apple pie. Just a hint of salt. Drink now.

- James Suckling

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Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2014 (750 ml) Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2014 (750 ml)

WE 94

A blend from several of the producer's finest vineyards, including Georganne, Flax, Olivet Lane and Klopp, this offers complex notes of smoky lavender and licorice. Velvety texture underlies mouth-coating flavors of blackberry jam, pomegranate and cardamom, finishing tartly in acidity.

- Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast (June, 2017)

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Spring Valley Vineyard Kathryn Corkrum Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Valley 2011 (750 ml) Spring Valley Vineyard Kathryn Corkrum Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Valley 2011 (750 ml)

WS 90


Ripe and sleek, with underlying tobacco and chocolate notes adding to the deftly balanced beam of black cherry. Comes together smoothly on the refined finish. Drink now through 2018.

- Harvey Steinman, Wine Spectator (Dec, 2014)

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Castello di Monsanto Nemo 2009 (750 ml) Castello di Monsanto Nemo 2009 (750 ml)

WA 91, JS 91, V 91

Very savory and almost spicy, the 2009 Nemo (Cabernet Sauvignon) opens to grilled notes of smoked meat and rosemary with loads of dark, luscious fruit at the back. Barbecue sauce and sweet spice give the wine added aromatic appeal. Where this wine really stands apart is in the mouth, where polished tannins add a firming sense of structure. Nemo is ready to drink now or can be put aside for the future.

The wines made at Castello di Monsanto are some of the most consistent in the entire Chianti Classico appellation. Year in and year out, they offer an impeccably clean perspective that is always characterized by varietal and vintage. This set of new releases follows faithfully in the tradition set forth by this winery.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2014)

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Shafer Vineyards Merlot 2014 (750 ml) Shafer Vineyards Merlot 2014 (750 ml)

V 90-93, WA 92

Expressive floral and spice notes open up first in the 2014 Merlot. Fresh, nuanced and energetic in the style of the year, the 2014 is a highly representative wine for the vintage. The 2014 is not quite as generous as the 2013, but it offers a touch more vibrancy today, not to mention considerable potential.

- Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Oct, 2015)

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Le Piane Boca Nebbiolo 2011 (750 ml) Le Piane Boca Nebbiolo 2011 (750 ml)

Nebbiolo (85%) and Vespolina (15%)
The mineral composition of the porphyry soil together with the characteristics of the Nebbiolo grapes create in “Boca” a full expressive wine. Flavors are reminiscent of well-matured wood berries, tobacco and leather with hints of balsamic and citrus fruits. Power and silky elegance develop in the mouth which plays with a slightly noble-bitter finish.

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Felsina Berardenga Fontalloro Toscana 2011 (750 ml) Felsina Berardenga Fontalloro Toscana 2011 (750 ml)

WS 94, WA 94

A firm, linear red, featuring black cherry, black currant, leather, tobacco and tar notes on a dense frame. This persistent version builds to a long fruit-, spice- and mineral-tinged aftertaste. Combines power and finesse, and should age beautifully. Sangiovese. Best from 2017 through 2027.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Feb, 2015)

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Charles Smith K Vintners 'El Jefe' 2014 (750 ml) Charles Smith K Vintners 'El Jefe' 2014 (750 ml)

WA 94

A beautiful wine, with layers of cedary herbs, black cherries, currants, toasted spice and pencil lead, the 2014 El Jefe Tempranillo Stoneridge Vineyard hits the palate with full-bodied richness, an elegant, silky texture, plenty of concentration and a great finish. It’s just another incredible example of this variety coming from Washington.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (June, 2017)

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Vollereaux Cuvee Marguerite Brut Millesime 2008 (750 ml) Vollereaux Cuvee Marguerite Brut Millesime 2008 (750 ml)

WE 91

A blend of 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay, this is the top wine from Vollereaux. It is dry and crisp, although with ripe fruits in the background. Just becoming mature, this is a wine to hold for another couple of years and drink from 2018.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Dec, 2016)

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Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial NV (750 ml) Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial NV (750 ml)

Moët Ice Impérial's crisp freshness and powerful tropical fruit aromas are the embodiment of summer, an instant escape to warm and exotic locales around the world. Moët Ice Impérial is served in large cabernet-style glasses with ice cubes that enhance the freshness experience, and can be personalized according to taste preferences with garnishes including mint leaves, a slice of cucumber, or white grapefruit zest. Packaged in luxurious white lacquered bottles with a black tie, gold label and silver design that revamp industry conventions, Moët Ice Impérial exemplifies the House's elegance and pioneering nature.

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Bader Mimeur Chassagne Montrachet White 2013 (750 ml) Bader Mimeur Chassagne Montrachet White 2013 (750 ml)

Deep and gourmand nose, melting lemony and mint touch to mineral notes. Ample attack on freshness that evolves on richer and full-bodied mouth.

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Walt Wines Clos Pepe Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills 2014 (750 ml) Walt Wines Clos Pepe Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills 2014 (750 ml)

WA 94, WE 94

Wow, the inky opaque colored 2014 Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Vineyard is a sensational Pinot Noir. Giving up tons of black raspberry, cassis, toasty oak, crushed violets and campfire aromas and flavors, this youthful, even backwards effort has fabulous richness and depth, a layered texture and ripe tannin that emerges on the finish. This is a big, rich Pinot Noir that should benefit from short term cellaring and have a decade or more of longevity.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2016)

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Fattoria di Magliano Poggio Bestiale Rosso Maremma Toscana 2012 (750 ml) Fattoria di Magliano Poggio Bestiale Rosso Maremma Toscana 2012 (750 ml)

JS 91, WE 90

A fresh, clean red with strawberry, cherry and lemon-rind aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a crisp finish. Lots of bright acidity gives this backbone. Better in 2016.

- James Suckling (Nov, 2015)

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Argiano Solengo Toscana 2014 (750 ml) Argiano Solengo Toscana 2014 (750 ml)

WS 93

This is elegant, with well-integrated structure framing black currant, black cherry, violet, leather and tobacco flavors. Stays long and resonant on the finish, where a touch of oak spice shines through. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2018 through 2030.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (2017)

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La Spinetta 'Pin' Monferrato Rosso, Piedmont 2012 (750 ml) La Spinetta 'Pin' Monferrato Rosso, Piedmont 2012 (750 ml)

JS 91

A full-bodied red with firm, chewy tannins and lots of dark-chocolate, ripe-fruit and spice undertones. Lots of fruit and flavor. Blend of barbera and nebbiolo.

- James Suckling

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Daou Vineyards Seventeen Forty Reserve 2015 (750 ml) Daou Vineyards Seventeen Forty Reserve 2015 (750 ml)

WE 92, WA 91

This wine is a blend of around 80% Cabernet Sauvignon with Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc making up the other 20%. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve offers ripe cassis, blackberry preserves, dried herbs, incense and dusty earth notions with a hint of smoked meat. The medium to full-bodied palate reveals a firm, fine-grained backbone with layered, relatively elegant fruit expression and a long and earthy finish.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Sept, 2017)

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Elvio Cogno Barolo Cascina Nuova 2012 (750 ml) Elvio Cogno Barolo Cascina Nuova 2012 (750 ml)

WE 92, WS 92

Underbrush, herb and woodland berry aromas take center stage in this fragrant red. The full-bodied palate deals morello cherry, cranberry and licorice, alongside firm, refined tannins. Drink through 2018–2023.

- Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Feb, 2017)

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Rochioli Estate Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2015 (750 ml) Rochioli Estate Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2015 (750 ml)

WE 91, WS 90

Golden-honey colored, this wine has toasty toffee oak and full-bodied richness, with a stark layering of citrus and baked apple. Concentrated and thick, it shows its youth and should benefit with time in both the glass and in the bottle.

- Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast (March, 2017)

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Spring Valley Vineyard Frederick Red 2013 (750 ml) Spring Valley Vineyard Frederick Red 2013 (750 ml)

WS 90

Solidly built, with juicy blackberry and plum flavors at a core, framed by firm tannins and lively acidity that lift the persistent finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Best from 2018 through 2023.

- Harvey Steinman, Wine Spectator (Oct, 2016)

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Domaine Roy & Fils 'Maison Roy Incline' Pinot Noir, Oregon 2014 (750 ml) Domaine Roy & Fils 'Maison Roy Incline' Pinot Noir, Oregon 2014 (750 ml)

WS 93

Supple, open-textured, ripe and graceful, rolling out plum, currant, wet earth and spice flavors with finesse. Lingers pleasantly. Drink now through 2024.
- Harvey Steinman, Wine Spectatr (Feb, 2017)

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Fattoria di Magliano Perenzo Toscana 2012 (750 ml) Fattoria di Magliano Perenzo Toscana 2012 (750 ml)

WE 89

This round, structured Syrah opens with aromas of ripe black fruit, tilled soil and ground black pepper. The palate shows mature blackberry and raspberry together with notes of spice and clove. Velvety tannins provide the framework.

- Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (May, 2016)

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Domaine Roux Pere et Fils Les Cortons, Saint-Aubin Premier Cru 2014 (750 ml) Domaine Roux Pere et Fils Les Cortons, Saint-Aubin Premier Cru 2014 (750 ml)

WE 90

The wine is soft, developing well with its ripe yellow fruits and accompanying acidity. It has a fine citrus streak of crispness along with the hints of wood aging. The wine will age well over the medium term and will be ready to drink from 2018.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Dec, 2016)

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Carpineto Vigneto St. Ercolano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2009 (750 ml) Carpineto Vigneto St. Ercolano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2009 (750 ml)

WS 92

A broad, ripe style, bursting with plum, black cherry and blackberry flavors. Accents of violet, graphite and spice add interest, while dusty tannins line the finish. Enjoyable now when paired with braised meats and stews. Drink now through 2020.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (May, 2017)

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Emblem Oso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (750 ml) Emblem Oso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (750 ml)

WE 91

Bittersweet at first, with sizable tannins, this Cab also contains 13.8% Petit Verdot. Red and black berries give it a juicy palate atop dusty, chalky tannins and a richness of leather and clove on the finish.

- Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast (Feb, 2016)

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Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2012 (750 ml) Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2012 (750 ml)

WA 94+, WS 93, WE 92

The Argiano 2012 Brunello di Montalcino does a great job of interpreting the vintage and of showcasing its special microclimate on the southern flank of the Montalcino appellation. Both these elements point to warm-climate Sangiovese. and Argiano accepts that challenge with creativity and expertise. This is a proud expression of the grape with thick texture, determination and a succulent approach. Aromas of dark cherry, moist earth, tobacco and grilled herb lift from the bouquet. Bright acidity marks the close. The wine still carries its baby fat and needs a few more years of cellar aging in order to fully express itself.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Feb, 2017)

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Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese, Mosel 2014 (750 ml) Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese, Mosel 2014 (750 ml)

WA 94, WE 93

The 2014 Riesling Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese (AP #20) opens with a deep, pure and stony lime and grapefruit bouquet, indicating a high ripeness and intensity. Concentrated, piquant and very elegant on the palate, this is an expressive, complex and compactly structured Sonnenuhr Spätlese with a very long and mineral finish. Impressive in its finesse and mineral expression. Dr Manfred Prüm says, "2014 was a very expensive harvest. We made a brown harvest when we negative-selected all rotten grapes. We had to do a pre-selection because the maturity of the berries on one grape was not homogenous. Therefore, we picked the top vineyards rather late. We started the main harvest after ten days, since the acidity levels went down. So we accepted 20% to 25% of green grapes and 5% of noble rot. Towards the end of the harvest we picked the noble botrytis grapes, which was again a selection between rot and noble rot."

- Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (Jan, 2016)

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De Toren Fusion V 2014 (750 ml) De Toren Fusion V 2014 (750 ml)

WE 91, WS 90

Polished, with an alluring mocha note weaving around the core of steeped cherry, plum and blackberry fruit. Coffee and tobacco details underscore the finish, which is fleshy and suave in feel. Drink now through 2020.

- James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (May, 2017)

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Belle Pente Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District 2013 (750 ml) Belle Pente Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District 2013 (750 ml)

V 93

A highly aromatic bouquet evokes fresh red fruits, incense and Asian spices, along with bright mineral and floral overtones. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering alluringly sweet raspberry preserve, lavender pastille and spicecake flavors that deepen and spread out slowly with air. Delivers a suave blend of power and elegance, finishing with silky, harmonious tannins and excellent clarity and floral-driven persistence.

- Josh Raynolds, Vinous

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Seghesio Home Ranch Zinfandel 2013 (750 ml) Seghesio Home Ranch Zinfandel 2013 (750 ml)

WE 91, WS 91, WA 90

Dark and brooding, with bold licorice and wild berry aromas and burly, layered flavors of blackberry, smoky cracked pepper and dark Asian spice. The tannins firm up on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2024.

- Tim Fish, Wine Spectator (Dec, 2015)

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Roserock Zephirine Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills 2014 (750 ml) Roserock Zephirine Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills 2014 (750 ml)

JS 96, V 92, WA 91

The 2014 Roserock Pinot Noir offers blackberry and briary scents on the nose with a touch of earthiness - well defined and quite vivacious in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with dusky blackberry and blueberry fruit. It exerts a gentle grip in the mouth and delivers white pepper sprinkled over the finish that is nicely detailed. This should drink well over the next 8-10 years and at this price, I would be loading up.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (June, 2016)

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Bodegas Protos Gran Reserva, Ribera del Duero 2011 (750 ml) Bodegas Protos Gran Reserva, Ribera del Duero 2011 (750 ml)

JS 94, WE 93

Full-throttle oak, vanilla, tobacco and smoky blackberry aromas feed into a full, grippy but surprisingly fresh palate. Toasty oak, blackberry and spice flavors finish long and steady. Drink this excellent Tempranillo from a powerful vintage through 2025.

- Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast (Aug, 2017)

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Siduri Gary's Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands 2014 (750 ml) Siduri Gary's Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands 2014 (750 ml)

WA 93, WE 93

From vines planted in 1997 (the first crop from Garys' Vineyard was in 1999) and all Pisoni clone (which is rumored to be from la Tache), the 2014 Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard offers textbook notes of dried earth, savory red and black fruits, dried flowers and a hint of bouquet garni. Medium-bodied, supple and elegant on the palate, it has a killer texture, impeccable balance and a great finish. I went back to this bottle after three days of being open and it was still terrific.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (Sept, 2016)

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Marchesi Antinori Badia a Passignano Riserva Chianti Classico 2011 (750 ml) Marchesi Antinori Badia a Passignano Riserva Chianti Classico 2011 (750 ml)

WE 92

Juicy and polished, this opens with aromas that recall ripe plum, dark berry, mocha, Asian spice and a hint of menthol. The full-bodied palate doles out ripe black cherry, chopped mint, anise and a hint of tobacco alongside velvety tannins that lend finesse and structure. Drink through 2021.

- Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (June, 2016)

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Castello di Monsanto La Chimera Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2005 (375 ml) Castello di Monsanto La Chimera Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2005 (375 ml)

WA 94

The 2005 Vin Santo del Chianti Classico La Chimera opens to a dark amber color and thick layers of glycerin that move in thick streaks down the side of the glass. It shows tertiary tones of burnt butter, toasted almond and candied fruit. This Vin Santo is very caramelized in personality with a chewy thickness that makes it a meal on its own, or an ideal pairing partner to an after-dinner cigar.

The wines made at Castello di Monsanto are some of the most consistent in the entire Chianti Classico appellation. Year in and year out, they offer an impeccably clean perspective that is always characterized by varietal and vintage. This set of new releases follows faithfully in the tradition set forth by this winery.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2014)

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Sanford Pinot Noir la Rinconada Vineyard 2012 (750 ml) Sanford Pinot Noir la Rinconada Vineyard 2012 (750 ml)

WE 93, WA 90

An outstanding effort, the 2012 Pinot Noir La Rinconada Vineyard has more spice, pepper, crushed rock and dark fruit to go with a pretty, elegant and lightly textured style on the palate. While it's slightly mid-weight through the middle, it has a great texture and fine tannin on the finish. Mostly destemmed and aged 15 months in 50% new French oak, from several hillside blocks in the vineyard, drink it over the coming 3-5 years.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2015)

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Lancaster Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml) Lancaster Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml)

WS 94

Big and rich, with firm, structured tannins that are powerful and edgy, framing the core of blackberry, black cherry, plum and espresso flavors. An impressive effort. Best from 2019 through 2029.

- James Laube, Wine Spectator (2017)

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Badia a Coltibuono Sangioveto Vino da Tavola 2011 (750 ml) Badia a Coltibuono Sangioveto Vino da Tavola 2011 (750 ml)

WS 91

Ample cherry and strawberry flavors are matched by savory elements of wild herbs, leather and tobacco in this firmly structured red. Still firm, but has all the components. Drink now through 2020.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (2015)

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Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone 2013 (750 ml) Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone 2013 (750 ml)

WA 92, WS 92, WE 91


The delicious 2013 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone opens to a rich and darkly saturated appearance. The bouquet peels back to layers of dark fruit, dried blackberry, cherry confit, spice, leather and cured tobacco. It offers all the robust and enriched characteristics you should expect of a great Tuscan red. This vintage was a bit cooler than average, and the wine offers a pronounced sense of linearity and freshness as a result. Asinone should hold nicely over the next ten years.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (April, 2017)

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Lewelling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, St Helena 2013 (750 ml) Lewelling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, St Helena 2013 (750 ml)

WA 92

The inky purple 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon displays plenty of classic creme de cassis and lead pencil shavings along with some licorice, charcoal and vanilla notes. It is full-bodied and opulent, with good integration of sweet tannin and bright acids. This wine is still young but approachable, and certainly capable of evolving for 10-15+ years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2015)

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Les Vins de Vienne Condrieu La Chambee 2015 (750 ml) Les Vins de Vienne Condrieu La Chambee 2015 (750 ml)

WS 95

Exotic and layered, with a dense core of peach, mango, quince and nectarine notes that pump through, offset nicely on the finish by singed almond and fresh fennel accents. Shows great energy throughout. Drink now through 2020.

- James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (Dec, 2016)

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B.R. Cohn Winery Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley 2015 (750 ml) B.R. Cohn Winery Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley 2015 (750 ml)

This Cabernet is sustainably farmed and produced from a blend of our best hillside blocks on Olive Hill Estate. A ripe and masculine Cabernet Sauvignon, with generous amounts of black fruit, cassis and espresso with dark earthy undertones of forest floor and briar. An enticing bouquet of cigar box, cloves and cedar all wrapped with subtle hints of mocha and anise leading to a rich palate of warm caramel, complex yet firm tannins and a long lasting finish.

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Vivanco Coleccion Vivanco 4 Varietales, Rioja 2012 (750 ml) Vivanco Coleccion Vivanco 4 Varietales, Rioja 2012 (750 ml)

WA 93, WE 91

It's very interesting to see the four varietals separate (although not from the same vintage) and then blended as is done in this 2012 Colección Vivanco 4 Varietales. It is made with the same proportion as the 2010, 70% Tempranillo, 15% Graciano, 10% Garnacha and 5% Mazuelo all fermented with indigenous yeast and aged separately with the lees for 16 months, The ripe and hedonistic nose is showy with violets and blueberries making it much more aromatic (it perhaps resemble more the Mazuelo, but curiously enough is the minority in the blend) with subtle spices. The palate shows sophisticated, velvety tannins that are laced with texture, good acidity and balance. A great showing for this wine.

- Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (April, 2015)

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Long Shadows Pirouette 2014 (750 ml) Long Shadows Pirouette 2014 (750 ml)

WA 94+

Made by Philippe Mekla, the 2014 Pirouette checks in as a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Petit Verdot, 17% Merlot, 7% Cab Franc and a splash of Malbec. This inky colored beauty gives up tons of graphite, toasted spice, dried herbs and chocolatey dark fruit, full-bodied richness, building, ripe tannin and a great finish. It’s another killer wine from this estate, and possibly the best to date.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (June, 2017)

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Castello di Neive Barbaresco Santo Stefano di Neive Riserva 2009 (750 ml) Castello di Neive Barbaresco Santo Stefano di Neive Riserva 2009 (750 ml)

WE 90

Leather, berry, toast, crushed rose and herbs are some of the scents that emerge. The palate displays crushed cherry, black pepper, licorice and balsamic notes alongside youthfully aggressive, tightly packed tannins that need another few years to unwind.

- Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Oct, 2014)

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Chateau La Pointe, Pomerol 2009 (750 ml) Chateau La Pointe, Pomerol 2009 (750 ml)

JS 93, WS 92

Rather dark and reticent, with bittersweet cocoa and licorice snap notes blocking off the core of ripe plum and boysenberry fruit, while the tarry undertow emerges more on the finish. A powerfully rendered 2009 Pomerol that will need cellaring to assimilate. Best from 2014 through 2027.

- James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (March, 2012)

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Beringer Vineyards Quantum Red 2013 (750 ml) Beringer Vineyards Quantum Red 2013 (750 ml)

WA 90

Another proprietary red, the 2013 Proprietary Red Quantum is a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah and Malbec aged 20 months in 50% new French oak. This wine offers up notes of blueberry and blackcurrant fruit, coffee bean, licorice and spice box. It is medium to full-bodied, exhibits outstanding ripeness, purity and depth. Drink now-2028.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (March, 2016)

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Mount Eden Pinot Noir Estate 2012 (750 ml) Mount Eden Pinot Noir Estate 2012 (750 ml)

WA 93, WE 92, V 91

Fermented and aged in 75% new French oak, the 2012 Pinot Noir Estate from Mount Eden has a lot of peppery spice and underbrush characteristics to go with a core of sour cherry and currant fruits on the nose. Medium-bodied, supple, nicely textured, and balanced with bright acidity, it starts out subtle, yet really stretches out nicely on the finish. It also blossoms with time in the glass. Give it 2-3 years and enjoy bottles through 2027.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2015)

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Corte Rugolin Monte Danieli, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2010 (750 ml) Corte Rugolin Monte Danieli, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2010 (750 ml)

WS 89

Firm and chewy, this offers flavors of black cherry coulis, singed orange peel, date and fragrant dried herb. Juicy, well-spiced finish. Drink now through 2021.

- Alison Napjus, WIne Spectator (2016)

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Swanson Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013 (750 ml) Swanson Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013 (750 ml)

WA 90

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot, shows much sweeter tannins, a dense purple color, loads of crème de cassis and vanilla, a medium to full body, attractive opulence, purity and length. This is outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 12-15 years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2015)

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Domaine Michelot Meursault 2015 (750 ml) Domaine Michelot Meursault 2015 (750 ml)

WS 90

This rich white borders on creamy, boasting apple, honey, butterscotch and baking spice flavors, balanced by a juicy texture. Finishes long. Drink now through 2021. 280 cases made.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Aug, 2017)

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Pine Ridge Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (750 ml) Pine Ridge Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (750 ml)

WA 90

The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet-purple in color with baked berries, earth, dried herbs and leather scents. Full-bodied with a good concentration of fruit, the tannins are a bit firm but good black fruit comes through on the finish.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2017)

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Melville Estate Block M Pinot Noir 2015 (750 ml) Melville Estate Block M Pinot Noir 2015 (750 ml)

Bold maroon hued, rich components of moist potting soil, blood orange, black cherry cola and plum skin weave alongside more lofty and high toned expressions of redwood, graphite and black tea. The wine is superbly balanced, with a plush mid-palate core that transitions seamlessly into a broad, fanned out finish with both beautiful clarity and drive.

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Robert Craig Winery Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013 (750 ml) Robert Craig Winery Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013 (750 ml)

JS 94, WA 93+

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Affinity has an inky purple color that is much more saturated than its two predecessors. This is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc aged 18 months in 80% new French oak. This is a richer style of wine with much greater density, power and intensity. Opaque to the rim with more tannin, extract and muscle, this is more of a long-term proposition, so I'd suggest giving it 2-4 years of bottle age, and drinking it over the following 20 years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2015)

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Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Casa Real Alto Santa Rita Old Vines Vineyard 2010 (750 ml) Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Casa Real Alto Santa Rita Old Vines Vineyard 2010 (750 ml)

JS 96, WE 93, WA 93

The 2010 Casa Real Cabernet Sauvignon is the current vintage in the market during 2014, and it was a wonderful year for winemaker Cecilia Torres. She explained how that year she fell in love with oenology again. On top of that, the growing season and the weather during harvest were almost perfect, and helped to produce one of the best vintages of Casa Real. It has a beautiful nose of red currants, fresh fruit (blood orange), some spices and a clear note of mint that adds freshness and complexity to the wine. The tannins are sweet, very fine, with strong, clean flavors and the note of mint making a comeback in the long finish. Very complete and balanced, true to the grape and the place: pure Maipo Cabernet. It’s drinkable now, but still a baby. Drink 2014-2025.

- Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (June, 2014)

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World's End 'If 6 were 9' Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml) World's End 'If 6 were 9' Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml)

JS 94

Aromas of berries, stones and light coffee follow through to a medium to full body, integrated tannins and a chocolate, walnut and berry aftertaste. Linear and focused. Nice tension. Better than 2013. Drink or hold.

- James Suckling (Jan, 2017)

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Calera Mills Vineyard Pinot Noir, Mount Harlan 2013 (750 ml) Calera Mills Vineyard Pinot Noir, Mount Harlan 2013 (750 ml)

WA 95, WE 95


Jensen's 2013 Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard is a beauty! It possesses a medium ruby color and sumptuous notes of mulled cherries, raspberries, dusty earth, spice box and wild herbs. Medium-bodied, richly textured, balanced and lively, with good acidity and a great finish, this is a terrific Pinot Noir to drink over the coming decade.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2016)

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Ken Wright Cellars Tanager Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015 (750 ml) Ken Wright Cellars Tanager Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015 (750 ml)

WE 92, WS 91

This is round and pretty, and seems, at least for now, to be a bit more accessible than some of the more compact and ageworthy 2015 single-vineyard selections from Ken Wright. Drink it up soon, and enjoy the light touches of orange peel and cinnamon highlights.

- Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast (April, 2018)

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Barberani Calcaia Muffa Nobile Dolce Orvieto Classico Superiore 2014 (750 ml) Barberani Calcaia Muffa Nobile Dolce Orvieto Classico Superiore 2014 (750 ml)

WA 94+

The words Muffa Nobile have been taken off the front label, although this vintage sees full Botrytis Cinerea, just like in past years. The delicious 2014 Orvieto Classico Superiore Calcaia (500 milliliters) is a fabulous dessert wine from Umbria and one that I highly recommend. The wine is so robust and generous, it sails clear past any problems associated with the difficult growing season. It does so with robust confidence and personality. The wine opens to a beautiful golden color and amber hues. The bouquet delivers honey, dried apricot, white raisin and candied fruit. The mouthfeel is honey-like in intensity. Some 15,000 bottles were produced, so it's not too hard getting your hands on this special sweet wine.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2017)

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Hanzell Vineyards Chardonnay, Sonoma Valley 2014 (750 ml) Hanzell Vineyards Chardonnay, Sonoma Valley 2014 (750 ml)

Engaging aromas of lemon verbena, honeysuckle, Bosc pear and a hint of hazelnut are carried by the bright citrus notes of pink grapefruit, lime and Meyer lemon. With a creamy, yet light texture, flavors of tangerine, pink grapefruit, golden delicious apple, pear, thyme and a saline character linger on the palate through a long and bright finish.

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Yao Family Wines Yao Ming Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2014 (750 ml) Yao Family Wines Yao Ming Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2014 (750 ml)

WA 90

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Yao Ming is a blend of 95.33% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. This has an outstanding aromatic profile of cedar wood, blackcurrants, licorice and forest notes followed by a supple-textured, medium to full-bodied, round, juicy wine that can be drink now or cellared for 10-15 years. This is well-made, clean, pure and well-balanced.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2016)

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Terre Nere Campigli Vallone Riserva, Brunello di Montalcino 2010 (750 ml) Terre Nere Campigli Vallone Riserva, Brunello di Montalcino 2010 (750 ml)

JS 95

Love the perfumed aromas to this red with lots of dark fruits and flowers. Full body, tight and very fine tannins. Chewy yet polished and satisfying. Long finish.

- James Suckling

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Peter Franus Red Wine, Napa Valley 2014 (750 ml) Peter Franus Red Wine, Napa Valley 2014 (750 ml)

Dark ruby and youthful in color, the nose offers black cherry, dried herb, and ripe plum with a background of sweet oak weaving it all together. The mouth captures our stylistic hallmarks—structure, liveliness, and balance. The wine is integrated and harmonious, finishing with an appropriate amount of grip. It is poised for graceful aging.

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Santos Winery Trygos Vinsanto 2005 (500 ml) Santos Winery Trygos Vinsanto 2005 (500 ml)

85% Assyrtiko – 15% Aidani. A fine dessert wine from the sun dried grapes Assyrtiko and Aidani of Santorini. The 3-year maturation in oak barrels offers a mature and velvety character, tricking the mouth between honey and lemon, raisins and sweet spices.

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Clos Beauregard, Pomerol 2012 (750 ml) Clos Beauregard, Pomerol 2012 (750 ml)

WS 90

An enticing red, with lots of black tea, dried star anise and singed mesquite notes leading the way, while supple plum and blackberry pâte de fruit flavors form the core. A ganache edge adds texture and length on the finish, which shows some good latent grip. Best from 2017 through 2025.

- James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (March, 2015)

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Failla Chardonnay Chuy Vineyard 2015 (750 ml) Failla Chardonnay Chuy Vineyard 2015 (750 ml)

WS 90

Ultrarich and intense, this is a potent expression of extracted Chardonnay, reliant on a core of citrus-infused pear, peach and tangerine flavors. Maintains full-bodied weight and can stand short-term cellaring. Drink now through 2021.

- James Laube, Wine Spectator (July, 2017)

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Charles de Cazanove Tradition Brut NV (1.5 Liter) Charles de Cazanove Tradition Brut NV (1.5 Liter)

WS 92


This Champagne offers an array of flavor, including toasted brioche, Gala apple, lemon zest, graphite and ginger, with a touch of honey. Elegant, but with good intensity and a moderate, nut-tinged finish. Drink now through 2018.

- Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (June, 2011)

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Cantina Vignaioli Elvio Pertinace Vigneto Nervo, Barbaresco 2011 (750 ml) Cantina Vignaioli Elvio Pertinace Vigneto Nervo, Barbaresco 2011 (750 ml)

WS 88

A dark, licorice- and tar-flavored version, with dense tannins and a spicy finish. Tightens up on the finish, which leaves a woolly feel on the gums. Best from 2017 through 2026.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (2014)

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Alpha Omega Chardonnay, Napa Valley 2014 (750 ml) Alpha Omega Chardonnay, Napa Valley 2014 (750 ml)

JS 92, WS 91

A broad-shouldered effort, rich and layered, with extracted pear and melon flavors and toasty, smoky, vanilla-scented oak making for a mouthful of Chardonnay that reminds me of versions from Napa in years past. Drink now through 2021.

- James Laube, Wine Spectator (July, 2017)

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Bodegas LAN Culmen Reserva 2011 (750 ml) Bodegas LAN Culmen Reserva 2011 (750 ml)

WS 92

This generous and harmonious red is dense and smooth, delivering rich, deep flavors of plum, blackberry, coffee and mineral, with well-integrated tannins and balsamic acidity keeping it focused, but it stays plush through the spicy finish. Drink now through 2023.

- Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator (June, 2017)

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Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape 2008 (750 ml) Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape 2008 (750 ml)

WS 93, IWC 91


This is rock-solid, with crushed raspberry, kirsch, juniper and smoked apple wood notes, backed by a broad, plush, spice- and anise-filled finish. Nicely rounded and integrated for the vintage. Drink now through 2021.

- James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (Oct, 2010)

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Arterberry Maresh Juliard Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 2012 (750 ml) Arterberry Maresh Juliard Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 2012 (750 ml)

WA 92


The 2012 Pinot Noir Juliard Vineyard lies right above the Weber Vineyard, though it is very different in profile: much more rugged and tends to produce earthier and more savory wines. The vines were planted in 1977 and 1988 and contain what is known as the "Upright Clone." There is some stem addition here to create a little chewiness in the wine and it includes just one new Sirugue barrel (even though Jim remarked that they tend to leak). The bouquet is very complex with a mixture of red and black fruit, Italian cured meat, dried blood and brown spices. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, savory on the entry, with hints of tobacco and wild fennel. This is a feral, untamed Oregon Pinot Noir surfeit with character and charm. My only minor quibble being that it does not quite have the persistence that other vintages might have.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Jan, 2015)

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Chateau Monbousquet, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2014 (750 ml) Chateau Monbousquet, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2014 (750 ml)

WS 93

Not shy, with hefty fig paste and blackberry pâte de fruit notes backed by a rumble of bramble, ganache and licorice snap. Underneath roils a base layer of tobacco and graphite that should slowly surface with time. May have pushed the extraction envelope ever so slightly, but this keeps it together in the end. Best from 2022 through 2032.

- James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (March, 2017)

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Cadence Winery Bel Canto Cara Mia Vineyard 2014 (750 ml) Cadence Winery Bel Canto Cara Mia Vineyard 2014 (750 ml)

WA 95+

Made from 50% Cabernet Franc, 38% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot, the 2014 Bel Canto sports a deep ruby color as well as sensational notes of graphite, leafy herbs, flowers, currants and dried soil. Elegant, seamless, silky and pure, with building, polished tannin, it's another wine that's the best to date from this terrific estate.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (June, 2017)

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Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino 2013 (750 ml) Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino 2013 (750 ml)

JS 94

This is exotic yet chilled with a red fruit character overlaid with fresh flowers on the nose. Smoky. Medium to full body, firm yet lightly polished. Lovely fruit and subtly refined. Layered. Extremely fine and pretty.

- James Suckling (Nov, 2017)

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Mayacamas Vineyards Merlot, Napa Valley 2012 (750 ml) Mayacamas Vineyards Merlot, Napa Valley 2012 (750 ml)

17.5 Jancis Robinson

Lovely purity throughout. Notes of ripe berries, crushed rocks, with a mix of fresh herbs and exotic spices. Nicely focused, mouth-watering and lengthy. Delicious.

- Elaine Chukan Brown, Jancis Robinson (June, 2016)

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DuMOL Russian River Valley Syrah 2015 (750 ml) DuMOL Russian River Valley Syrah 2015 (750 ml)

WS 91

Polished and supple, with raspberry and spice aromas and elegant, harmonious blueberry and toasty cinnamon flavors that glide along the finish. Drink now through 2023.

- Tim Fish, Wine Spectator (Nov, 2017)

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Mauro Veglio Castelletto, Barolo 2013 (750 ml) Mauro Veglio Castelletto, Barolo 2013 (750 ml)

WE 94

This wine's enticing rose, blue flower, menthol and herb scents come together in the glass. On the taut, precise palate, tightly knit, refined tannins enwrap crunchy red cherry and juicy cranberry flavors. White pepper and clove notes add depth, while bright acidity lends balance. Drink 2023–2035.

- Kerin O'Keefe, WIne Enthusiast (Oct, 2017)

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Ken Wright Cellars 'Guadalupe Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2014 (750 ml) Ken Wright Cellars 'Guadalupe Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2014 (750 ml)

WA 91

Planted in 1989, the 2014 Pinot Noir Guadalupe Vineyard has an elegant and pure bouquet with wild strawberry and raspberry coulis, nuanced pine cone scents developing with aeration, the oak nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity, dark berry fruit mixed with brown spices and a touch of sea-salt with a satisfying, long finish. This is one of Ken Wright's best 2014s.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (June, 2016)

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Jermann 'Were Dreams', Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2014 (750 ml) Jermann 'Were Dreams', Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2014 (750 ml)

JS 93

This acclaimed Chardonnay, first crafted in 1987, is dedicated to U2’s 1987 album “The Joshua Tree” and the song “Where the Streets Have No Name.” Loads of aromas of candied lemons, peach skin and a touch of camembert. Light toffee, too. Full body, lots of fruit and an oily texture. Lively acidity on the finish.

- James Suckling

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Chateau La Pointe, Pomerol 2010 (750 ml) Chateau La Pointe, Pomerol 2010 (750 ml)

WE 93, WS 93

This has power in reserve, but stays remarkably restrained for now, with a torrent of boysenberry, fig and raspberry fruit held in check by charcoal-studded grip and well-embedded acidity. The long, dense smoked apple wood finish should let this cruise nicely in the cellar. Best from 2015 through 2030.

- James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (March, 2013)

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E. Guigal Condrieu, Rhone 2015 (750 ml) E. Guigal Condrieu, Rhone 2015 (750 ml)

WS 95, JS 94

Peach and apricot-pie character that's very showy and very much within the sweet-pastry spectrum. There's also some spicy appeal to complement notes of cumquat rind. Pithy and focused. The palate has an exotic, tropical thread of mangoes, peaches and cantaloupe melon. Very hedonistic and regal — full of fat and very convincing viognier. A great vintage. Drink young whilst exuberant!

- James Suckling (Oct, 2016)

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Fratelli Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero Barolo 2012 (750 ml) Fratelli Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero Barolo 2012 (750 ml)

WE 92, WS 91

Subdued aromas of menthol, dark spice and a whiff of leather lead the nose while the full-bodied palate offers mature black cherry, star anise and clove. Tightly wound tannins give a solid finish.

- Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Oct, 2016)

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Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno Toscana 2014 (750 ml) Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno Toscana 2014 (750 ml)

JS 94, WA 91

A wine with terrific texture and balance. Very polished tannins that are etheral and harmonious. Full-bodied, yet fresh, this is about combining elegance with power. It's so Latour in style. Excellent depth.

- James Suckling (Aug, 2015)

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Bergstrom Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District 2015 (750 ml) Bergstrom Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District 2015 (750 ml)

WS 93

Sleek and polished, with lovely raspberry and fresh violet aromas that open to harmonious dark cherry, stony mineral and black tea flavors, picking up speed toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2022.

- Tim Fish, Wine Spectator (Oct, 2017)

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Ramey Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard 2014 (750 ml) Ramey Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard 2014 (750 ml)

WA 95, WE 95


Youthfully mute at this primary stage, the 2014 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard offers suggestions of lemon curd, white peaches and white grapefruit with underlying notes of honeyed toast and butterscotch. The palate is full-on seduction with an appealingly oily texture and tons of peaches and cream flavors, finishing long with a lively lift.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Feb, 2017)

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Bodegas Muga 'Prado Enea' Gran Reserva 2009 (750 ml) Bodegas Muga 'Prado Enea' Gran Reserva 2009 (750 ml)

WA 96, WE 95, WS 93

The most classic cuvée was not produced in 2007 or 2008, so we jumped to the phenomenal 2009 Prado Enea. It was produced with grapes from cooler vineyards that enjoyed 20 extra days of slow ripening compared with warmer zones, which provided them with perfect ripeness and deep flavors. This blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha and the remaining 10% between Mazuelo and Graciano had an extended élevage, in this case no less than three years (alternating newer and older barrels). This is still a baby and I know Winemaker Jorge Muga would like to keep it in bottle for longer before selling it, but the commercial pressure is tremendous, as there has been no wine since 2006. The wine has 14.1% alcohol and a surprising 3.34 pH, especially considering 2009 was generally a warm and ripe year. But somehow this cuvée seems to work very well in ripe vintages.

The wine feels even younger on the palate, and it still needs to develop some further complexity and the silky texture for which this wine is famous. There is good balance here and all the elements are in place for a nice development in bottle. In fact, it feels like one of the great recent vintages of Prado Enea. There will be no Prado Enea in 2012 and 2013 either, but it's produced in 2010, 2014 (small quantities) and 2015. At this quality level, the price seems like a real bargain.

- Luis Guttierez, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2016)

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Hartford Family Winery Hartford Court Far Coast Pinot Noir 2013 (750 ml) Hartford Family Winery Hartford Court Far Coast Pinot Noir 2013 (750 ml)

V 91

Silky tannins and expressive, perfumed aromatics are some of the signatures of the 2013 Pinot Noir Far Coast Vineyard. Bright red stone fruits, blood orange, raspberry and savory/floral notes are all nicely lifted in the glass. The personality of this cool site near Annapolis comes through in spades.

- Vinous (Jan, 2015)

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Hartford Family Winery Hartford Court Stone Cote Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 (750 ml) Hartford Family Winery Hartford Court Stone Cote Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 (750 ml)

WA 95, V 92-94

One of the bright shining stars in California winedom, their Chardonnays are clearly Burgundian, but with sensational purity and ripeness.The 2013 Chardonnay Stone Cote Vineyard (572 cases produced) is fashioned from a specific block of vines that Don Hartford farms in the well-known Durell Vineyard. Fermented with indigenous yeast, it exhibits lots of white peach, orange blossom, pear and honeysuckle notes in its medium to full-bodied, gorgeously pure, textured personality. With terrific acidity as well as focus, it should drink well for 10+ years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

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Chateau Guiraud, Sauternes 2013 (750 ml) Chateau Guiraud, Sauternes 2013 (750 ml)

WS 96, WE 93-95

This gorgeous Sauternes is still really tight, with racy floral and green plum edges along the core flavors of white peach, mirabelle plum, melon and green fig, but there's stunning length, with a rapier of minerality that matches the sweetness step for step on the long, quinine-infused finish. Built for the long haul. Best from 2018 through 2038.

- James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (March, 2016)

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Chateau Cos d'Estournel 'Les Pagodes de Cos', Saint-Estephe 2015 (750 ml) Chateau Cos d'Estournel 'Les Pagodes de Cos', Saint-Estephe 2015 (750 ml)

We 94, JS 93, V 90-93

A big, enveloping wine, the 2015 Pagodes de Cos wraps around the palate with serious depth and intensity. The flavors are rich, voluptuous in this bold Saint-Estèphe. Mocha, black cherry, plum, licorice and menthol meld into the voluptuous, creamy finish. This is a highly appealing second wine from Cos. The blend is 46% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot.

- Vinous

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Chateau Giscours, Margaux 2014 (750 ml) Chateau Giscours, Margaux 2014 (750 ml)

WE 95, JS 95, WA 92

The 2014 Giscours has come on leaps and bounds since I tasted it twice in barrel. It is clearly more sophisticated and complex than the du Tertre on the nose. For a start, there is more fruit concentration with red cherries, raspberry and blackcurrant laced with cedar and graphite. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, pure red cherry and crushed strawberry fruit with a precise finish that the property never used to be able to offer. This is a lovely Margaux that should drink well for 20 years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (March, 2017)

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Foradori Granato, Trentino-Alto Adige 2015 (750 ml) Foradori Granato, Trentino-Alto Adige 2015 (750 ml)

Pomegranate, wild cherries, flowers, mint, leather and sweet spices abound. Sexy and radiant to the core, the Granato is especially seamless in this vintage, with voluptuous fruit, silky tannins and exceptional overall balance.

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Long Shadows Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml) Long Shadows Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml)

WA 93+

Made by Napa Valley’s Randy Dunn, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Feather is going to reward those with patience. Clean and pure, with a straight, focused style, it has classic crème de cassis, crushed violets and graphite aromatics, medium to full-bodied richness and fine, polished tannin. It needs 2-3 years of bottle age and will shine over the following decade or more.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (June, 2017)

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Gonzaga Tenuta San Leonardo 'San Leonardo' Vigneti delle Dolomiti 2010 (750 ml) Gonzaga Tenuta San Leonardo 'San Leonardo' Vigneti delle Dolomiti 2010 (750 ml)

WA 95

San Leonardo was not produced in 2009. The 2010 San Leonardo (Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Merlot) is a seamless and polished wine that shows the best of this estate and this vintage. This is a profound and lasting wine with a bouquet that opens to dark fruit tones backed by spice, leather, tobacco and polished river stone. It tastes very young now but offers good material (in terms of richness, acidity and structure) to promise a steady aging evolution ahead. This edition of San Leonardo is gorgeous with a capital G.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (May, 2016)

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Ramey Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard 2014 (750 ml) Ramey Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard 2014 (750 ml)

WE 94, WA 93

This bold, beautiful wine has toasted, oaky undertones that support concentrated layers of apple skin, caramelized crème brûlée and a texture of gritty minerality. Papaya, mango and baked pineapple tug at the palate amidst a strong streak of stone.

- Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast (Sept, 2017)

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E. Guigal Hermitage Blanc, Rhone 2012 (750 ml) E. Guigal Hermitage Blanc, Rhone 2012 (750 ml)

WA 94

Showing similar to last year, the 2012 Hermitage Blanc (which doesn’t include the grapes that went into the Ex Voto) is a fabulous white that gives up classical notes of acacia flowers, buttered citrus, wood smoke and crushed rock. Medium to full-bodied, rich, textured and layered, it will have another decade of thrilling drinking.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2015)

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Cantina di Soave Rocca Sveva Amarone della Valpolicella 2011 (750 ml) Cantina di Soave Rocca Sveva Amarone della Valpolicella 2011 (750 ml)

WS 89

Round and juicy, this balanced red shows light tannins and expressive notes of raspberry preserves, dried thyme, mocha and smoke. Chewy. Drink now through 2020.

- Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (2016)

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Titus Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2014 (750 ml) Titus Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2014 (750 ml)

WA 94

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Family Estate Reserve is 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest equal parts Merlot and Malbec. This is superbly etched wine with an inky/purple color, moderately intense aromatics of blueberry and blackberry liqueur interwoven with spring flowers. The wine is deep, sumptuous, rich and long. It is a beauty and another great example of high-quality winemaking at a realistic price. Drink it over the next 20 years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2016)

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Kale Wines Stagecoach Vineyard 'Broken Axle', Napa Valley 2012 (750 ml) Kale Wines Stagecoach Vineyard 'Broken Axle', Napa Valley 2012 (750 ml)

WE 91

From the Pritchard Hill section of the vineyard, this wine consists of 75% Syrah and 25% Grenache. A hearty, fruity and big-boned explosion of blueberry and strawberry, it's rimmed in coconut flake and black, leathery pepper. Dense and full bodied, the minerality should allow it to cellar and integrate through 2020.

- Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast (Sept, 2015)

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Trinitas Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 2014 (750 ml) Trinitas Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 2014 (750 ml)

JS 91

Rich red cherries are abundant on the nose accompanied by notes of plum, blackberry compote, muddled blueberries, cocoa, and a hint of baking spices. The Cabernet is incredibly rich in flavor but surprisingly elegant and velvety in structure. Chocolate covered black cherries and beautiful blackberries are present throughout the core.

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Chanin Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sta Rita Hills 2014 (750 ml) Chanin Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sta Rita Hills 2014 (750 ml)

WA 92

The 2014 Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is another terrific Pinot Noir from Chanin. Rose petals, strawberry, spice and forest floor notes all emerge from this medium-bodied, silky, elegant beauty that never puts a foot wrong. Aged 15 months in 15% new French oak, I’d drink it over the coming 5-7 years, but wouldn’t be surprised to see it evolve longer.

Pulling from top sites in Santa Barbara County (Los Alamos, Santa Maria and the Sta. Rita Hills), winemaker Gavin Chanin makes incredibly balanced, elegant and pure wines that are always up with the creme de la creme in a vintage. His 2014s across the board are outstanding.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2016)

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Hartford Family Winery Hartford Court Velvet Sisters Pinot Noir 2014 (750 ml) Hartford Family Winery Hartford Court Velvet Sisters Pinot Noir 2014 (750 ml)

WA 91

The 2014 Pinot Noir Velvet Sisters emanates from another Anderson Valley site and is sourced from four separate clones – Dijon clones 115, 666, 777 and the Pommard selection. This wine displays notes of baked apple skins, pomegranate, black cherry and a hint of raspberry, with some floral notes as well as forest floor. It is rich, ripe, medium to full-bodied, and best drunk over the next 5-7 years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2016)

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Damilano Brunate Barolo 2012 (750 ml) Damilano Brunate Barolo 2012 (750 ml)

WS 92

A juicy, vibrant style, this offers cherry, strawberry, spice and tea flavors, backed by a firm structure. Stays tight and compact on the finish, with enough complexity to show potential. Best from 2019 through 2030. 333 cases made.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (2017)

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Damilano Cerequio Barolo 2012 (750 ml) Damilano Cerequio Barolo 2012 (750 ml)

WS 91

Aromatic and spicy, this elegant red delivers cherry, leather and tobacco flavors shaded by vanilla and licorice accents. The tannins are on the rustic side, gaining finesse with air. Best from 2019 through 2029.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (2017)

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King Estate Pinot Noir Domaine 2013 (750 ml) King Estate Pinot Noir Domaine 2013 (750 ml)

WE 93

The Domaine cuvée spent 20 months in French oak, 30% new and another 30% once-used. The concentrated, well-ripened fruit sets up a chunky core of strawberry jam that plays nicely against defining acidity. It remains focused and pure through a driving, lingering finish.

- Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast (April, 2016)

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Hartford Court Pinot Noir Muldune Trail 2014 (750 ml) Hartford Court Pinot Noir Muldune Trail 2014 (750 ml)

WA 94

The 2014 Pinot Noir Muldune Trail comes from a vineyard at the southern end of the Anderson Valley planted at an elevation of 1,600 feet. Again unfined and unfiltered, this has a dense ruby/plum color that is more saturated than its two predecessors and notes of fresh herbs intermixed with wet gravel, blueberry, raspberry and pomegranate. It is medium-bodied, long, rich, and made from Dijon clones 115 and 777. This is a broad, savory, impressive Pinot Noir to drink over the next decade.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2016)

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Albert Morot Les Teurons, Beaune Premier Cru 2012 (750 ml) Albert Morot Les Teurons, Beaune Premier Cru 2012 (750 ml)

WE 93, WS 91

Smoky aromas add to the red fruits and manifest themselves on the palate as the spicy, toasty wood aging. The fruits are still developing, a series of rich berries and currants that will be ripe and generous. For the moment, the dry tannins dominate, so give this wine until 2018.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Dec, 2014)

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Roger Sabon Chateauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvee Prestige 2015 (750 ml) Roger Sabon Chateauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvee Prestige 2015 (750 ml)

WS 95, WA 93

Intense, with a delicious core of warm raspberry pâte de fruit, cassis and Linzer torte flavors wrapped in licorice and singed alder notes. The long finish has some heft but stays racy and driven overall, showing a flash of iron through the finish. Well-built. Best from 2020 through 2035.

- James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (Oct, 2017)

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Ornellaia 'Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia' Bolgheri Rosso 2014 (750 ml) Ornellaia 'Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia' Bolgheri Rosso 2014 (750 ml)

WA 90

The 2014 Bolgheri Rosso Le Serre Nuove is a lush and well measured red wine that does not shy back in terms of intensity. Neither does it overachieve in that department. This blend of 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot marches to a steady pace with good fruit definition followed by spice, leather and fresh tobacco leaf. The wine does flaunt its youth and charm. There is a touch of tannic tightness or sourness on the close that should relax within a year or two.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2016)

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Mount Eden Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2013 (750 ml) Mount Eden Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2013 (750 ml)

WE 95

There's an unparalleled woody intensity on the nose of this offering, with cigar box, myrrh, incense and bay leaf decorating the black peppercorn, herb-laced salt, dark chocolate and black plum aromas. The palate's leathery flavors are woven into fine-grained tannins, revealing flashes of elderberry, violet and gravel. Drink 2019–2033.

- Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast (Nov, 2017)

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Calera Reed Vineyard Pinot Noir, Mount Harlan 2014 (750 ml) Calera Reed Vineyard Pinot Noir, Mount Harlan 2014 (750 ml)

WE 93


From Josh Jensen's 4.4-acre vineyard, this bottling offers black plum and mulberry aromas laced with crushed gravel and lavender notes. There is a powerful minty character to the palate, which helps enliven the hearty ripe cranberry and hibiscus elements. A thought-provoking and earthy wine.

- Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast (Aug, 2017)

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Delas Freres La Galopine Condrieu 2014 (750 ml) Delas Freres La Galopine Condrieu 2014 (750 ml)

WA 93

Moving to the 2014 whites, these all show the more elegant, streamlined style of the vintage, yet also pack plenty of fruit and texture. Fresh, lively, juicy and incredibly pure, with fabulous notes of tangerines, white flowers and orange blossom, the 2014 Condrieu La Galopine is medium-bodied, perfectly balanced and focused on the palate. This is about as classic as they come and strikes a perfect balance between freshness and richness.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2016)

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Buena Vista Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve 2014 (750 ml) Buena Vista Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve 2014 (750 ml)

WA 90+

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve is scented of black currents, black plums, blueberries and cedar with a hint of sandalwood. Full-bodied in the mouth, it delivers tons of muscular fruit with a firm backbone of grainy tannins and good length. Still very youthful, it needs another 4 to 6 years to enter its drinking window.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Feb, 2017)

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Finca Lugilde Goulart 'Goulart Grand Vin Malbec' 2009 (750 ml) Finca Lugilde Goulart 'Goulart Grand Vin Malbec' 2009 (750 ml)

V 91

Goulart’s flagship wine is produced from a small vineyard plot originally planted in 1915 by Marshall Gastao Goulart. Now known as the Don Pedro vineyard, this property is located in Lunlunta, which rests at the foothills of the Andes and enjoys a unique microclimate. Aged in French oak barrels for more than a year, this wine offers complex aromas of black fruit — particularly black currants and plums — with hints of chocolate and spices. Juicy on the palate, this Malbec is bursting with energy and purity of fruit. Goulart Grand Vin pairs well with hearty, spicy meat dishes, such as Mexican, Indian, or Cajun cuisine.

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Bodegas Mas Alta La Basseta Priorat, Priorat 2012 (750 ml) Bodegas Mas Alta La Basseta Priorat, Priorat 2012 (750 ml)

WA 94

The 2012 La Basseta has a high percentage of Garnacha from a high-altitude vineyard in Vilella Alta that lends the wine a fresh nose of red fruit, orange peel and Mediterranean herbs that is quite harmonious and elegant, with imperceptible oak. The fleshy and supple palate is medium to full-bodied, has very fine tannins and good freshness, and nothing heavy about it. 2,765 bottles produced.

- Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (June, 2015)

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Glaetzer Anaperenna - Godolphin, Barossa Valley 2012 (750 ml) Glaetzer Anaperenna - Godolphin, Barossa Valley 2012 (750 ml)

WA 93, V 93, WS 92

A blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2012 Anaperenna is profoundly scented of creme de cassis, blueberry compote and black cherry pie with hints of aniseed, pepper, chargrilled meat and underbrush. Big, full-bodied and voluptuous on the palate, the generous blend of blackberry and meaty, savory flavors is structured by a solid backbone of firm, grainy tannins and refreshing acid through the very long finish. Drink it now to 2024+.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (June, 2016)

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Chateau Malescot-St-Exupery, Margaux 2015 (750 ml) Chateau Malescot-St-Exupery, Margaux 2015 (750 ml)

WA 93-95, WS 93-96

The 2015 Malescot-St-Exupery has an intriguing and complex bouquet with oyster shells and seaweed infusing the intense black fruit. It is certainly well defined with nicely integrated new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, a keen thread of acidity, very pure and smooth in texture, gently unfolding towards the lightly spiced finish that lingers long in the mouth. This is a superb Margaux, surfeit with breeding and sophistication, though it will need 10-15 years in bottle.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (April, 2016)

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E. Guigal Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde de Guigal, Rhone 2014 (750 ml) E. Guigal Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde de Guigal, Rhone 2014 (750 ml)

WA 90

Recently bottled, the 2014 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde spent 36 months in half new and half second-fill oak. It’s a bit lightweight perhaps, but it boasts pretty cherry and raspberry fruit accented by cedar, pepper and herbal notes. It finishes on a silky, mouthwatering note, so drink the 2014 while waiting for other vintages to mature.

- Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2017)

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Chateau Phelan Segur, Saint-Estephe 2010 (750 ml) Chateau Phelan Segur, Saint-Estephe 2010 (750 ml)

JS 93, WS 92, WE 92

The best wine from Phélan Ségur for several years, this shows less of the often-intrusive new wood and more of the fruit that had been missing in past vintages. It shows a subtle level of toast and a black currant flavor, plus great acidity and freshness on the finish.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Feb, 2013)

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Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac-Leognan 2012 (750 ml) Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac-Leognan 2012 (750 ml)

WE 94, WA 92+, WS 92

This structured wine with big, bold red fruits offers ripe acidity, a dense texture and considerable concentration. It also has the hallmark freshness of the vintage that balances the strong aging potential. Drink from 2022.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (May, 2015)

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Poggio Antico Altero, Brunello di Montalcino 2012 (750 ml) Poggio Antico Altero, Brunello di Montalcino 2012 (750 ml)

WA 95, WS 93

Here's a richly concentrated expression from one of the highest sites in Montalcino. The wine shows excellent balance and suppleness. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Altero flaunts the best characteristics of the hot vintage including beautifully saturated color intensity, seamless aromas and good texture richness. On that last point, I feel that the mouthfeel has been positively impacted by oak tannins. Dark cherry and dried blackberry are followed by spice, tar, licorice and grilled rosemary or Mediterranean herb. The wine is youthful and tight but should obtain a more polished approach with a few more years of bottle aging.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Feb, 2017)

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Clos Fourtet, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2007 (750 ml) Clos Fourtet, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2007 (750 ml)

WA 91

A beautiful offering from proprietor Philippe Cuvelier and his estate manager, Tony Balu, the 2007 Clos Fourtet was fashioned from yields of 36 hectoliters per hectare. It exhibits a dense blue/purple color along with lovely aromas of charcoal, graphite, black raspberries, and blueberries. Dense, rich, and surprisingly full-bodied for a 2007, with good glycerin, a layered mouthfeel, sweet tannin, and low acidity, it should drink well for 10-12+ years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (April, 2010)

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Cesari Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Il Bosco 2011 (750 ml) Cesari Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Il Bosco 2011 (750 ml)

A single-vineyard Amarone, the Il Bosco vineyard is nestled in the heart of Valpolicella Classico. The wine is rich with concentrated flavors of preserved fruit, particularly cherries. Aged in a combination of French and Slavonian oak barrels for 2+ years then bottle for an additional year or so, the bouquet is layered with hints of baking spices, cocoa, and toasted nuts through the long finish. A unique and complex production process renders a wine with similar characteristics. Hand-selected grapes are dried prior to vinification in stainless steel tanks. 80% Corvina, 20% Rondinella.

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Guarachi Family Wines Gaps Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013 (750 ml) Guarachi Family Wines Gaps Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013 (750 ml)

WE 91


From the owners of another marquee vineyard nearby, Sun Chase, this wine is expressive and expansive on the palate, dark red-purple in color, thick and dense on the palate. Blackberry, black plum and black pepper rise to the fore, built along a continuum of earthy forest floor. Tannin and oak are interwoven well, before a soft finish.

- Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast (Aug, 2015)

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Schloss Johannisberg Silberlack Riesling Erstes Grosses Gewachs, Rheingau 2013 (750 ml) Schloss Johannisberg Silberlack Riesling Erstes Grosses Gewachs, Rheingau 2013 (750 ml)

WA 93, WE 91

The intense yellow 2013 Schloss Johannisberger Silberlack Riesling GG offers an attractively cool and distinguished bouquet of ripe peaches and tropical fruit aromas intermixed with flinty and earthy flavors and a touch of oak (100% fermented in 1200 l Stückfässer). The palate is very round, fruit intense and elegant with lovely piquant notes that lead to a salty finish with a very good length and citrus flavors in the spicy aftertaste. Again this is a very noble and aristocratic, at the same time stimulating, Riesling that can be enjoyed for far more than a decade.

- Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2014)

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Honig Vineyard & Winery Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (375 ml) Honig Vineyard & Winery Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (375 ml)

Dessert in a bottle, with the aromas of dried apricot, peach cobbler, figs and honey, spiced with nutmeg and vanilla. Rich, bright and exquisitely balanced.

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Swanson Vineyards Alexis Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2012 (750 ml) Swanson Vineyards Alexis Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2012 (750 ml)

JS 91, WA 90

The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexis (1,572 cases made) offers abundant aromas of crème de cassis, licorice and spice, medium to full body, round tannins, decent acidity and good balance as well as depth. Approachable, it should continue to evolve nicely for a dozen years or more. This is the best set of bottled wines I have seen from Swanson in a number of years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2014)

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Jean-Philippe Fichet Meursault 2015 (750 ml) Jean-Philippe Fichet Meursault 2015 (750 ml)

IWC 90-91

Very pure aromas of white peach, citrus zest and white flowers. Then silky and pliant on the palate, with sweet citrus fruit flavors showing good grip but no bitterness. Finishes with lovely lemony persistence. Very nicely balanced village Meursault. There's nothing extreme about this set of 2015s.

- Stpehen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar (Sept, 2016)

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Chateau Brane-Cantenac, Margaux 2014 (750 ml) Chateau Brane-Cantenac, Margaux 2014 (750 ml)

WE 95, WA 92

This is a complete wine, full of both tannins and great swathes of ripe fruit. It has a serious side as well in its solid structure and concentration. The juicy blackberry fruits are beginning to calm down and meld into a fine dense wine that will age very well. Drink from 2025.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Feb, 2017)

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Dow's Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira Single Quinta Vintage Port 2015 (750 ml) Dow's Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira Single Quinta Vintage Port 2015 (750 ml)

WA 93, WE 93, WS 91

The 2015 Quinta de Senhora da Ribeira, the Douro Superior quinta, is a blend of Touriga Franca 55%, Touriga Nacional 35% and Sousão 10%. It comes in at 98 grams per liter of residual sugar. This is a relatively big boy on first taste, showing good structure and a mouth-coating demeanor. The delicious flavors, laced with cherry-chocolate and some mint, make it enticing, not just well structured. This is a lovely single-quinta that should age pretty well and still be approachable young. As it sat and aired, it became a bit more mute. It did seem to come around very fast, and it was not quite as impressive as the initial tastes suggested. It is still pretty delicious and it should hold well through 2060.

- Mark Squires, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2017)

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E. Guigal Hermitage, Rhone 2013 (750 ml) E. Guigal Hermitage, Rhone 2013 (750 ml)

WA 90

Guigal’s 2013 Hermitage is a solid effort in a tough year. It’s medium to full-bodied, not that concentrated or rich but boasts attractive notes of leather, cedar and cherry. It should be consumed over the next decade or so.

- Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2017)

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Flowers Sea View Ridge Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2014 (750 ml) Flowers Sea View Ridge Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2014 (750 ml)

WE 91

Velvety, with a touch of grit, this wine is tart and tangy in acidity, with a firmness of structure and tannin. The boldly interwoven flavors are defined by wild strawberry, cranberry and black tea.

- Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast (Sept, 2017)

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Vivanco Coleccion  Rioja Parcelas de Garnacha 2011 (750 ml) Vivanco Coleccion Rioja Parcelas de Garnacha 2011 (750 ml)

WA 90

The Vivanco Parcelas 2011 Coleccion Garnacha suffered in comparison to the wines from 2012. This 2011 shows riper with hints of Mediterranean herbs (think esparto grass) and the subtle aromas of the grape seems to have vanished with the ripeness, leaving you with notes of dark plums and hints of raisins.

- Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (April, 2015)

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Chateau La Lagune, Haut-Medoc 2012 (750 ml) Chateau La Lagune, Haut-Medoc 2012 (750 ml)

JS 91, WA 90

This property has been making excellent wines under the administration of Caroline Frey, and 2012 continues their recent success. With a deep ruby/purple color, notes of new saddle leather, graphite, blackcurrants and black cherries, a supple texture, medium to full body and beautiful purity, this is an outstanding 2012 to drink over the next 20 years. In general, the blend tends to be approximately 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance 25% Merlot followed by 15% Petit Verdot.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (April, 2015)

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Rodney Strong Alexander's Crown Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml Rodney Strong Alexander's Crown Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml

The 2014 Alexander's Crown exhibits flavors of black and red cherry, blackberries, dried herbs and violets. The wine is elegant, with a rich mouthfeel, soft tannins and a long lingering finish with a touch of mocha. Enjoy this wine now or cellar it for enjoyment in 8 to 10 years.

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Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon "Brother's Ridge" 2013 (750 ml) Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon "Brother's Ridge" 2013 (750 ml)

WA 92+


The single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from the highest elevation (400-1000 feet) is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Brothers Ridge. It displays blacker fruit, loads of plums, blueberry and blackberry, a deep, full-bodied, mouthfeel, rich, concentrated, moderately high tannin, a nice minerality and plenty of black fruits. These are all well-built and potentially very long-lived wines of 25-30 or more years. This wine needs a good 4-5 years of cellaring.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (March, 2016)

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Chateau Prieure-Lichine, Margaux 2010 (750 ml) Chateau Prieure-Lichine, Margaux 2010 (750 ml)

JS 94, WE 93, WA 92

Dense purple, with loads of blueberry and blackberry fruit as well as hints of smoke and subtle charred wood, this wine is expansive, round, generous, lush and multi-dimensional. This beauty can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 years.

A beautiful example of wine from this estate, which is using well-known consultant Stephane Derenoncourt, finished 2010 at 14.5% natural alcohol, and seems to be one of the sexier, more developed and evolved styles of the vintage.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Feb, 2013)

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Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl, Alsace 2012 (750 ml) Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl, Alsace 2012 (750 ml)

WE 92, WS 92

Clos Windsbuhl in Hunawihr is the northernmost of Zind-Humbrecht’s collection of vineyards. In 2012, it has produced an impressive wine that has all the right spice of Pinot Gris along with acidity and a fresh edge. That gives this rich wine a great lift, with a waft of pear to go with the yellow-fruit flavors. Drink from 2016.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (April, 2015)

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Arietta 'Hudson Vineyard' Merlot, Carneros 2012 (750 ml) Arietta 'Hudson Vineyard' Merlot, Carneros 2012 (750 ml)

V 95, WA 92


Arietta's 2012 Merlot emerges from the oldest vines on Lee Hudson's vineyard in Carneros. A dark, super-expressive wine, the Merlot is endowed with serious depth, power and structure. Brambly red fruit, smoke, tobacco and grilled herbs emerge from a surprisingly big, structured wine that should drink well for many, many years. This is the finest and most complete set of wines I can remember tasting from Arietta. Proprietor Fritz Hatton and winemaker Andy Erickson seem to have reached a new level of quality with the 2012s and 2013s, both of which are brilliant. This is a fabulous showing from top to bottom.

- Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Oct, 2014)

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Chateau Nenin, Pomerol 2010 (750 ml) Chateau Nenin, Pomerol 2010 (750 ml)

JS 96

Amazing complexity and beauty with plums, tangerines and walnuts. Full body and extremely silky textured tannins with gorgeous balanced and beauty. Goes on for minutes. Superb wine. Best Nenin since the 1950s.

- James Suckling

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Tua Rita Giusto di Notri 2014 (750 ml) Tua Rita Giusto di Notri 2014 (750 ml)

JS 94, WE 94, WA 93

The 2014 Giusto di Notri is an extremely well-made wine that has most certainly exceeded vintage expectations by a long measure. The blend is Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc with a smaller part Merlot. Fruit was harvested 20 days later in 2014 compared to previous averages and the wine was aged in barrique for 22 months. This is another example of a great Tuscan red made in 2014 that has fleshed out beautifully in barrel. The dry extract here is more than 37 grams per liter. It's impossible not to notice and admire the rich thickness and textural importance of this wine. Black fruit, plum and spice fuels a luscious finish.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (April, 2017)

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Two Hands Wines Bella's Garden Shiraz 2014 (750 ml) Two Hands Wines Bella's Garden Shiraz 2014 (750 ml)

WS 93

Aromatic, with a touch of dried rose petal and white pepper up front, giving way to a smooth and supple blend of black tea, cherry and huckleberry flavors. Touches of vanilla and spice show on the finish, with the tannins developing a slight chew. Drink now through 2026.

- Maryann Worobiec, Wine Spectator (July, 2015)

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Domaine Serene 'Evenstad Reserve' Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2014 (750 ml) Domaine Serene 'Evenstad Reserve' Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2014 (750 ml)

JS 95, WE 94, V 93, WS 92

There is a darker fruit spectrum evident in the reserve, with notes of coffee, smoke, black fruits, a touch of charred wood all worked through, and without damping the core fruit flavors. Those bright flavors spotlight raspberry, plum and black cherry. A light cola flavor pokes through, with ripe tannins and proportionate acids. The barrel treatment is beautifully applied, adding sweet spice to the finish.

- Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast (July, 2017)

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Juslyn Vineyards Perry's Blend, Spring Mountain District 2012 (750 ml) Juslyn Vineyards Perry's Blend, Spring Mountain District 2012 (750 ml)

WA 93

The proprietary red, a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, and 17% Cabernet Franc, is the 2012 Perry’s Blend. This was aged almost 30 months in 50% new French oak and 50% second-year barrels. Gorgeous aromatics of unsmoked cigar tobacco, spring flowers, black and red currants, a touch of raspberry and blueberry are followed by a sexy, delicious, lush, medium to full-bodied wine with beautiful balance, purity, and overall texture. This is hard to ignore, but then again, it is another very showy 2012. This wine should continue to drink well for 12-15 years at the minimum, but who has such patience?

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2015)

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Chateau St Jean 'Cinq Cepages' Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County 2013 (750 ml) Chateau St Jean 'Cinq Cepages' Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County 2013 (750 ml)

WA 92+

Dense ruby/purple with a restrained but promising bouquet of cassis,tobacco leaf,subtle oak,this full-bodied wine is very youthful,dense,and extremely promising. Always one the winery's classics this should be at its best between 2018 and 2035.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2016)

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Benziger Family Winery Tribute Estate Red, Sonoma Mountain 2012 (750 ml) Benziger Family Winery Tribute Estate Red, Sonoma Mountain 2012 (750 ml)

WA 88

The 2012 Tribute Estate Proprietary Red (from a biodynamically-farmed vineyard) is a blend of Bordeaux varietals. Its deep plum/ruby color is followed by sweet notes of cassis, black cherries and subtle oak, medium body, and good opulence as well as roundness. This consumer-friendly, lush red possesses good purity and character. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2014)

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Chateau Lagrange, Saint-Julien 2010 (750 ml) Chateau Lagrange, Saint-Julien 2010 (750 ml)

WS 92

Notes of singed alder, graphite and charcoal wrap around the core of intense blackberry paste, warm plum sauce and currant preserves. Turns sleek and racy on the well-knit finish despite the notable grip. Best from 2015 through 2030.

- James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (March, 2013)

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Hewitson Old Garden Mourvedre, Barossa Valley 2010 (750 ml) Hewitson Old Garden Mourvedre, Barossa Valley 2010 (750 ml)

WA 92

With a medium density of garnet color, the 2010 Mourvedre Old Garden is evolving into a meat and earth-laced bake berry and preserved plum character with nuances of new leather and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, it delivers plenty of earthy/savory flavor with a firm backbone of chewy tannins and a good, long finish.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (June, 2015)

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Cousino Macul Lota Red, Maipo Valley 2010 (750 ml) Cousino Macul Lota Red, Maipo Valley 2010 (750 ml)

WE 92

With brick-colored edges and gritty aromas of turned earth, raw oak, asphalt and berry fruits, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot feels tight, with rubbery tannins. Oak-infused flavors of herbal blackberry, mint and anise finish with notes of licorice and chocolate as well as a touch of heat. Drink through 2021.

- Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast (Nov, 2016)

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Chateau Batailley Grand Cru, Pauillac 2012 (750 ml) Chateau Batailley Grand Cru, Pauillac 2012 (750 ml)

WA 92

From the famous château estate of the Castéja family, the 2012 Batailley is a very strong effort. This is a big-time sleeper of the vintage. A dense purple wine with loads of crème de cassis, blueberry notes, background forest floor and cedar, this is a strong effort from Batailley and may well usher in a new era for this fifth-growth chateau that is capable of producing great wine. The tannins are sweet and the wine has an opulence and richness that is rare for a Médoc in 2012. Drink it over the next 25 years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (April, 2015)

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AXR Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013 (750 ml) AXR Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013 (750 ml)

On the rim: deep ruby with garnet and royal red on the rim.

On the nose: beautiful subtle notes of dark fruit like cassis, dark cherries, with touches of tarragon, thyme, cured Bresaola and saw dust.

On the palate: velvety soft entrance with touches of cedar, vanilla, blackberry jam, touches of plums, tomato, dark cherry, lingering on granular dense tannins that show amazing balance, lingering on violet and dark chocolate
.

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Masi Serego Alighieri Vaio Armaron, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2011 (750 ml) Masi Serego Alighieri Vaio Armaron, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2011 (750 ml)

WS 94, WA 92

A dense and smoky Amarone, with long, sculpted tannins and finely meshed flavors of baked black raspberry and forest floor, showing accents of citrus peel, dried fig and espresso. Silky on the palate, this should open nicely with air, while the length and harmony make the case for time in the cellar. Offers a long, spiced finish. Best from 2020 through 2030.

- Allison Napjus, Wine Spectator (Oct, 2017)

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Fisher Cameron Proprietary Red 2012 (750 ml) Fisher Cameron Proprietary Red 2012 (750 ml)

WA 90

The 2012 Cameron Proprietary Red, a blend of 40% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and the rest other Bordeaux varietals, shows supple tannins and is a nice medium-bodied, elegant, almost St.-Emilion-laden Napa style of wine, with fruitcake, tobacco leaf, spice box and red and blackcurrants. Drink it over the next decade or so.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2015)

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Giorgio Pelissero Long Now Langhe Rosso 2006 (750 ml) Giorgio Pelissero Long Now Langhe Rosso 2006 (750 ml)

WS 95, WA 92

Dark and brooding, featuring saturated black currant, wild herb and mineral aromas and flavors, just hinting at animal. This is backward and tightly structured with tannins, yet also concentrated and long, with sweetness prevailing in the end. Nebbiolo and Barbera. Best from 2015 through 2040. 780 cases made.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Nov, 2010)

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Michele Castellani Ca' del Pipa Cinque Stelle, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2011 (750 ml) Michele Castellani Ca' del Pipa Cinque Stelle, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2011 (750 ml)

WS 92

There's fine balance to the rich flavors of dried cherry, fig cake, grilled herb and smoky mineral in this rich red, bolstered by burly tannins and juicy acidity. Shows fine length and depth, with ripe fruit and spice echoing on the finish. Drink now through 2030.

- Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (Feb, 2016)

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Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino 2007 (750 ml) Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino 2007 (750 ml)

WE 94, WA 93, WS 93

The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino reveals a dark, brooding expression of black cherries, menthol, licorice and flowers. The wine possesses lovely detail and clarity, in a somewhat compact, firm style. With air the wine fleshes out nicely. A final floral note gives the wine a sense of lift on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022.

- Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (June, 2009)

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Fornaser Monte Faustino Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2009 (750 ml) Fornaser Monte Faustino Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2009 (750 ml)

WS 92

Finely balanced and mouthwatering, with a plush mix of dried cherry and raspberry fruit, Earl Grey tea and subtle hints of woodsy spice and smoke, backed by sculpted tannins. Drink now through 2026.

- Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (May, 2016)

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Louis de Sacy Brut Grand Cru NV (1.5 Liter) Louis de Sacy Brut Grand Cru NV (1.5 Liter)

WE 91, WS 90

With some wood fermentation, this is a particularly rich wine. The wood gives roundness and extra richness that is balanced by the mineral and taut texture. The fruit is less important than the texture, a background of crisp apples and tight acidity. This bottling is ready to drink.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Dec, 2015)

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Icardi Barolo Parej 2009 (750 ml) Icardi Barolo Parej 2009 (750 ml)

WA 93+

The 2009 Barolo Parej is a slow to evolve wine that grows in careful increments and measured intensity with each swirl of the glass. The aromas veer over to the dark side with licorice, tar, asphalt, plum, dark berry and wet earth. It’s well worth waiting to see where it will go. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (June, 2013)

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Clos Mogador 'Manyetes' Vi de Vila Gratallops, Priorat 2013 (750 ml) Clos Mogador 'Manyetes' Vi de Vila Gratallops, Priorat 2013 (750 ml)

WS 92

Firm and dense, this energetic red delivers blackberry, licorice, tar and mineral flavors, with muscular tannins and vibrant acidity. Ripe and concentrated, heady but balanced. Drink now through 2023.

- Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator (Oct, 2016)

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Cantine Argiolas Turriga Isola dei Nuraghi Rosso IGT, Sardinia 2012 (750 ml) Cantine Argiolas Turriga Isola dei Nuraghi Rosso IGT, Sardinia 2012 (750 ml)

JS 95

Complex aromas of sweet berries such a raspberries as well as plums. Floral and perfumed as well. Full body and very velvety and polished tannins that give the wine a caressing mouthfeel. Persistent and already satisfying. A blend of 85% cannonau, 5% carignano, 5% bovale and 5% malvasia nera. Drink or hold until 2020.

- James Suckling

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Binyamina 'The Cave' Old Vine, Galilee 2013 (750 ml) Binyamina 'The Cave' Old Vine, Galilee 2013 (750 ml)

A rich nose and palate of blackberries, plums, and black cherries along with earthy notes of forest and cloves. Nice notes of sweet oak, tar, and acid combine with well integrated yet powerful tannins for a deep, complex, and rich wine with a long and caressing finish. This wine drinks beautifully now but will also age nicely for another several years.

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Michael Mondavi Family 'Animo' Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2014 (750 ml) Michael Mondavi Family 'Animo' Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2014 (750 ml)

Resting just above Oakville, the Atlas Peak hillside estate vineyard’s volcanic soil provides a minerality and freshness to Animo's family Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine shows incredible length and beauty with deep and voluminous layers. Heady aromas of blackberries, crushed pecans and cocoa nibs are met with fine and polished tannins, which exemplify the beauty of this vintage. The wine is drinking superbly now and will continue to evolve gracefully over the next 30 years.

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Chateau Leoville-Las Cases 'Clos du Marquis', Saint-Julien 2010 (750 ml) Chateau Leoville-Las Cases 'Clos du Marquis', Saint-Julien 2010 (750 ml)

WE 95

A great wine, packed with black currant fruits, sweet tannins and beautiful acidity. Made by the team at Léoville las Cases, this wine reveals an elegant, restrained structure, ripe and delicious fruit and a darker, tighter texture for aging.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (May, 2013)

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Damilano Barolo Cannubi 2011 (750 ml) Damilano Barolo Cannubi 2011 (750 ml)

WE 95, WS 93, WA 93, JS 93

Fragrant blue flower, perfumed berry, leather, cake spice and a balsamic note are some of the scents you'll find on this gorgeous, forward Barolo. The delicious palate offers raspberry, wild cherry, cinnamon, white pepper clove and tobacco. Ripe, polished tannins make this already accessible but it will also age well for a decade or more. Enjoy 2016–2023.

- Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Dec, 2015)

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Silvano Bolmida Bussia Riserva, Barolo 2010 (750 ml) Silvano Bolmida Bussia Riserva, Barolo 2010 (750 ml)

WS 94


Macerated cherry, plum and spice flavors are shaded by leather, tar and tobacco accents in this dense, beefy red. The aromas are beginning to open up. Balanced, with a long way to go. Best from 2019 through 2035.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (March, 2017)

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Merry Edwards Meredith Estate Pinot Noir 2014 (750 ml) Merry Edwards Meredith Estate Pinot Noir 2014 (750 ml)

WA 94+, WE 94

The 2014 Pinot Noir Meredith Estate has a medium ruby-purple color and gorgeous fragrance of red roses, lavender and fallen leaves over a core of crushed cranberries, mulberries and raspberry tart plus a touch of allspice. The medium-bodied palate is taut, youthful and finely structured, with the ripe, very fine grained tannins beautifully framing the multilayered berry and earth flavors, finishing long with loads of freshness and expressiveness.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (April, 2017)

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Lail Vineyards Blueprint Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2015 (750 ml) Lail Vineyards Blueprint Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2015 (750 ml)

WA 93, WS 92

Containing just 7% Petit Verdot, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Blueprint sports a deep garnet-purple color and fragrant notes of fresh blackberries and black currants, mulberries, dusty earth and garrigue with bay leaves and sandalwood in the background. Medium to full-bodied, the palate features a good core of muscular, expressive fruit, supported by grainy tannins, finishing long and nicely poised.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2017)

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Pascal Bouchard Chablis Les Clos 2010 (750 ml) Pascal Bouchard Chablis Les Clos 2010 (750 ml)

WE 94

The epitome of Grand Cru Chablis, this is mineral and fruit driven—impressive both from its richness and its tense structure. The power comes from the depth of flavor that brings the texture right through the wine. Age for 5–7 years.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Nov, 2012)

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Craggy Range Le Sol Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2011 (750 ml) Craggy Range Le Sol Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2011 (750 ml)

WA 92+, WE 91


Medium garnet-purple-colored, the 100% Syrah 2011 Le Sol opens with warm blackberry, kirsch and mulberry aromas fused with hints of spice box, violets and chocolate, plus a whiff of pepper. Medium-bodied and offering great finesse and poise in the mouth, it has a medium level of rounded tannins, lively yet well-balanced acidity and finishes with great length. Drink it now to 2020+.

- Lisa Perrotti Brown, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2013)

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Bodega Aleanna 'Gran Enemigo', Mendoza 2008 (750 ml) Bodega Aleanna 'Gran Enemigo', Mendoza 2008 (750 ml)

WA 94

The 2008 El Gran Enemigo Malbec contains small quantities of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot in its blend. It has a dense purple color and an alluring nose of sandalwood, exotic spices, incense, lavender, a hint of balsamic, and black cherry. Ripe, sweetly-fruited, and voluptuous, this layered, spicy offering mandates 3-4 years of cellaring and will deliver prime drinking from 2014 to 2023+.

- Jay Miller, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2011)

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Chateau Guiraud, Sauternes 2001 (750 ml) Chateau Guiraud, Sauternes 2001 (750 ml)

WS 96, WA 93

Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. The 2001 Guiraud is armed with an intense, vigorous bouquet with scents of marmalade, lanolin, brown sugar and peach that blossom in the glass, the latter becoming exaggerated with continued aeration. The palate is well-balanced with citrus-fresh apricot and orange zest on the entry. It is precise and vigorous with dried mango emerging toward the tightly wound finish that suggests the ’01 would benefit from several more years ageing. This is a great success. Drink 2014-2030+

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (June, 2013)

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Andrew Will Winery Sorella 2012 (750 ml) Andrew Will Winery Sorella 2012 (750 ml)

WA 96, WS 93

Continuing to drink brilliantly, the 2012 Sorella is up with the creme de la creme of the vintage. Its deep ruby color is followed by a full-bodied, rich and layered 2012 that boasts fabulous notes of creme de cassis, lead pencil shavings, graphite, mineral and toasted bread. Like all of Chris's 2012s, it's still a baby, yet its impeccable balance and purity allow it to dish out tons of pleasure, even today. Nevertheless, it needs 3-5 years of cellaring and will have 25-30 years of overall longevity.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (Sept, 2016)

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Ceretto Bricco Asili Bernardot, Barbaresco 2007 (750 ml) Ceretto Bricco Asili Bernardot, Barbaresco 2007 (750 ml)

JS 93, WA 93, IWC 91

The 2007 Barbaresco Bernardot is a highly attractive, soft wine redolent of crushed flowers, spices, licorice, tobacco and tar. Everything comes together beautifully in this textured, yet mid-weight, expressive Barbaresco. Spices, menthol and licorice linger on the impeccable, harmonious finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2027.

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Renteria Chardonnay Brown Ranch Vineyard 2014 (750 ml) Renteria Chardonnay Brown Ranch Vineyard 2014 (750 ml)

WA 89

The 2014 Chardonnay Brown Ranch spends 18 months in French oak and goes through full malolactic. For that reason, the wine offers up plenty of loamy soil notes, honeysuckle, poached pear and a touch of poached citrus in a medium-bodied, attractive style. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2016)

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Bodegas Muga Torre Muga, Rioja 2011 (750 ml) Bodegas Muga Torre Muga, Rioja 2011 (750 ml)

WE 96, WA 95

The Mugas are happy with the 2011 harvest. The 2011 Torre Muga is a dark-colored, almost opaque, ripe and concentrated effort. (It contains the Tempranillo that would normally be part of the Aro, and was not produced because they didn't get the Graciano they needed.) They are selling this very young (but still, it will not be released until around September 2015). It is quite heady with aromas of ripe plums, spices, lead pencil, ink and well-integrated oak. The palate is full-bodied, round and lush with plenty of dense and concentrated tannins that feel very young. If you have in mind the Torre Muga from the beginning, this has a lot less oak and is less extracted; it has much better balance. As usual, it's a blend of Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo and others, from a very cold zone close to the Oja-Tirón rivers, which might explain why this wine is so fresh in such warm vintage. There will be no Torre Muga in 2012 or 2013, and possibly very little 2014. So stock up on this if you want a wine like it, because it will keep and develop well in bottle. 32,000 bottles produced.

- Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (April, 2015)

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Castellare di Castellina I Sodi di San Niccolo 2012 (750 ml) Castellare di Castellina I Sodi di San Niccolo 2012 (750 ml)

WA 95

As always, this celebrated wine shows excellent results. The 2012 I Sodi di S. Niccolò (85% Sangioveto and 15% Malvasia Nera) is a young wine that needs time to flesh out. It shows bright berry flavors and fresh acidity that will benefit from more time to relax and integrate. The wine is beautifully stitched together and balanced with soft contours, and has a long, lively mouthfeel. It offers wild berry and red cherry with spice, crushed stone, pressed blue flower and scorched earth. The wine is aged in equal parts new and neutral oak.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2016)

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Henriot Brut, Champagne 2006 (750 ml) Henriot Brut, Champagne 2006 (750 ml)

WS 93

Seamlessly knit, with vibrant, citrusy acidity and a satiny, creamy mousse layered with poached peach, pastry cream, mineral and crushed hazelnut flavors that expand through the midpalate and the zesty, spiced finish. Drink now through 2030. 500 cases imported.

- Alison, Napjus, Wine Spectator (Dec, 2015)

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Stags' Leap Winery Estate Ne Cede Malis Petite Sirah, Napa Valley 2012 (750 ml) Stags' Leap Winery Estate Ne Cede Malis Petite Sirah, Napa Valley 2012 (750 ml)

WA 95+

Stags’ Leap has always had a great reputation for its Petite Sirahs. A prodigious Petite Sirah, their 2012 Petite Sirah Estate Ne Cede Malis is a blend of 85% Petite Sirah and 15% Mixed Blacks aged 12 months in 25% new American oak. There are 900 cases of this massive, blockbuster, full-throttle wine from some of the oldest vines on the estate. (One parcel of Petite Sirah was planted in 1929.) Opaque purple, with notes of pen ink, graphite, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, an amazingly concentrated, full-bodied mouthfeel, and stunning purity and depth, this is a wine for 30-40 years of cellaring. It is a killer effort.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (March, 2016)

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Chateau La Lagune, Haut-Medoc 2010 (750 ml) Chateau La Lagune, Haut-Medoc 2010 (750 ml)

WA 94, IWC 92

Another great success from proprietress Caroline Frey, the 2010 La Lagune provides an essential drinking experience, with notes of Asian plum sauce, mulberries, kirsch liqueur and black currants. The wine also exhibits a savory, rich smokiness and subtle lead pencil shaving notes. Full-bodied and pure, combining both elegance and power, this is a brilliant, very approachable effort that should hit its stride in 5-7 years and last for at least two decades. Think of it as a hypothetical blend of the 2005 and 2009. Kudos!

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Feb, 2013)

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Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino 2005 (750 ml) Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino 2005 (750 ml)

WS 93, JS 93, WE 92

The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino from Castello Romitorio is a fresh, juicy offering endowed with gorgeous dark fruit. Expressive aromatics are woven throughout, adding complexity. This mid-weight, understated Brunello reveals outstanding length and tons of class, with a round, caressing finish that begs for a second taste. It is a terrific effort in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020.

- Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (April, 2010)

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Giorgio Pelissero Long Now Langhe Rosso 2010 (750 ml) Giorgio Pelissero Long Now Langhe Rosso 2010 (750 ml)

V 94, WA 92

Given the personality of the year, I am not surprised to find the 2010 Long Now closed down. Over time some of the wine’s inner silkiness and perfume begins to emerge, but only slightly. There is plenty of energy and focus in the glass, but like all of Pelissero’s 2010s, the Long Now needs time. The superb energy and precision of the finish is promising for the future. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.

Pelissero is without question one of the top-tier estates in Barbaresco. Every wine in this lineup is solid and well worth seeking out. In particular, the 2009 Barbareschi are some of the very finest wines I have ever tasted here. The management of the tannins – such a problem at other estates – was expertly handled. Pelissero’s 2010 Barbareschi had been bottled just before my visit and were too closed down to properly evaluate.

- Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2012)

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Ayala Rose No. 8 Brut, Champagne 2008 (750 ml) Ayala Rose No. 8 Brut, Champagne 2008 (750 ml)

JS 95

A superb vintage rosé dedicated to the 2008 harvest, this has an impressively composed style. It's really smooth and supple building excellently and delivering a seamlessly composed impression. The aromas are of fragrant red cherries but in bright, fresh and gently spicy mode. The palate's precisely cut and has supple, tangy acidity underpinning some very pliable fruit flesh, a silky texture and a velvety finish. Impressive length and carefully delivered power here!

- James Suckling (2016)

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Chateau Guiraud, Sauternes 2011 (750 ml) Chateau Guiraud, Sauternes 2011 (750 ml)

JS 99, WS 97 (Top 100: 2014, Rank:12)

A large-scale version, with seamlessly layered notes of almond cream, apricot, ginger, mango, piecrust, papaya and toasted hazelnut. The long, spice-infused finish shows ample depth, echoing with an enticing tarte Tatin note. Best from 2016 through 2035.

- James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (March, 2014)

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Stonestreet Chardonnay Upper Barn 2013 (750 ml) Stonestreet Chardonnay Upper Barn 2013 (750 ml)

WA 93

The 2013 Upper Barn, a vineyard that Helen Turley and John Wetlaufer made famous, spends 11 months in 49% new French oak and is fermented with indigenous yeasts. This is all Old Wente clone material, planted in 1982, so it’s among the older Chardonnay vineyards in Northern California. This wine always seems to have great acidity and loads of orange blossom, marmalade, honeysuckle and lemon blossom characteristics. The 2013 Upper Barn Vineyard (963 cases) is a beauty and certainly one of my favorites of this group.

- Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate, (April 2013)

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Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore 2009 (750 ml) Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore 2009 (750 ml)

WS 91

A dense, savory red, with rich, smoky minerality underscoring the flavors of cherry compote, graphite, herbed black olive and star anise. The supple tannins form a firm, well-knit frame. Spicy and chewy on the lasting finish. Best from 2017 through 2029.

- Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (Sept, 2015)

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Whitehall Lane Leonardini Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013 (750 ml) Whitehall Lane Leonardini Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013 (750 ml)

JS 93

This is a classic Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine has a deep, intense color and a distinct fruit center that begins with black cherry, violet and currant aromas. It is well balanced, elegant and sleek on the palate, delivering very long berry and cherry flavors through to the finish. The underlying tannin structure, complexity and ample fruit guarantees rewards to the patient collector over the next 12 or so years.

- James Suckling

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Chateau Brane-Cantenac, Margaux 2015 (750 ml) Chateau Brane-Cantenac, Margaux 2015 (750 ml)

WE 96, WS 93

Rich, fruity and with great potential, this ripe wine is also dense with firm tannins. Its juicy fruits are a part of a package with the concentrated tannins and smoky wood flavors that allow for long aging. This is an impressive wine from one of the Margaux properties owned by the Lurton family. Drink from 2025.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Feb, 2018)

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Chateau Brane-Cantenac, Margaux 2012 (750 ml) Chateau Brane-Cantenac, Margaux 2012 (750 ml)

WE 92-94


Barrel sample. With marked acidity as well as black fruits, this is a wine with weight and richness. It has a dark core of firm tannins, although the aftertaste maintains the juiciness.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (April, 2013)

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Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2007 (750 ml) Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2007 (750 ml)

JS 98, WA 95+

A worthy follow-up of the 2007, the 2007 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial will be released in late 2015. This is a cuvée of mostly Tempranillo with the balance of Mazuelo (Cariñena), a very important grape for Castillo de Ygay in percentages that vary depending on the vintage, and it's almost 15% in 2007. 2007 was not an easy vintage and in Ygay they had a terrible mildew attack and they lost 50% of the bunches. It's a cold, rainy year, but because of that circumstance the wine is concentrated. This is still a baby, long and with depth and tannins that should melt in a couple of years. Compared with the 2005 it is fresher, perhaps not as concentrated, but for me the extra freshness compensates and puts it at a very similar quality level. And the rule of thumb is to wait at least ten years after the harvest to start uncorking any Castillo de Ygay. Cheap it is not, but very good value it is, for the quality it delivers.

- Luis Guiterrez, Wine Advocate (April, 2015)

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Juslyn Vineyards Perry's Blend, Spring Mountain District 2014 (750 ml) Juslyn Vineyards Perry's Blend, Spring Mountain District 2014 (750 ml)

WA 93

Blended of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and smaller portions of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the 2014 Perry's Blend shows a medium garnet-purple color with a warm plums, blueberry preserves and spice cake nose plus hints of fallen leaves and pencil shavings. Taut and muscular on the firm, full-bodied palate, with good black fruit and earth expressions, it has an herbal lift to the finish.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2017)

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Dublere Chablis Preuses Grand Cru 2012 (750 ml) Dublere Chablis Preuses Grand Cru 2012 (750 ml)

Scents of lemon, lime, and more exotic citrus mingle with musk, white truffle, lightly toasted hazelnut and intimations of ocean breeze in an arrestingly diverse and intriguing aromatic display. The maritime and citrus allusions are realized in spades on this wine’s dense, lush palate, with pungent citrus oils and piquancy of pips spiking an amalgam of oyster liqueur and lemon juice, leading to a finish of nearly eye-watering and certainly salivary gland-milking intensity – brine, chalk, iodine, and myriad ineffable mineral elements leaving a near-indelible impression. This youthfully brash yet rich Preuses is almost sure to reveal more of the site’s alluring exoticism and continue to dazzle through at least 2025.

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Roccolo Grassi Amarone della Valpolicella 2012 (750 ml) Roccolo Grassi Amarone della Valpolicella 2012 (750 ml)

The big, big brother of the Grassi Valpolicella, this is delicious & refined with rich ripe plums, bing cherries, oven-baked blackberry jam, with cloves, nutmeg, a hint of cardamom, and pleasing acidity. The finish is endless.

There are only 800 cases made of this wonderful Amarone, and I'm lucky to get any to share. You might find a few dubious bottles of this elsewhere online, but the provenance doesn't get any better than this (we fly it over, straight from Roccolo Grassi's cantina).

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Dominio de Pingus Flor de Pingus 2015 (750 ml) Dominio de Pingus Flor de Pingus 2015 (750 ml)

JS 95

Almost black-purple color. Dense black fruits aromas, fine oak and elegant dry tannins that are beautifuly integrated in the rich body. The long finish is already graceful thanks to the spot-on balance.

- James Suckling

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Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2014 (750 ml) Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2014 (750 ml)

WA 92

Another sexy, open-knit and luscious style of wine is the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa. It is a direct wine, with an extroverted personality offering plenty of red and black fruits, licorice, some toast, and a medium to full-bodied, layered finish. It should drink well for at least 15 years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2016)

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Porseleinberg Red, Swartland 2015 (750 ml) Porseleinberg Red, Swartland 2015 (750 ml)

WS 94

This has a gutsy edge, with a mix of steeped fig, boysenberry and blackberry fruit still wrestling with ganache and roasted apple wood notes. A strong, charcoal-coated spine courses through the finish, with waves of tobacco and singed iron echoing. Syrah. Best from 2019 through 2024.

- James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (Feb, 2018)

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Vina Cobos Bramare Marchiori Vineyard Malbec 2013 (750 ml) Vina Cobos Bramare Marchiori Vineyard Malbec 2013 (750 ml)

JS 95, WS 93

A red with ripe berry and plum aromas. Dried flowers. Full body, layered and gorgeous fruit. Tight and beautiful. Small production. Generous and opulent yet agile and fresh. Drink or hold.

- James Suckling (May, 2016)

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Honig Winery Bartolucci Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (750 ml) Honig Winery Bartolucci Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (750 ml)

WA 91

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Bartolucci Vineyard from St. Helena is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 100% new French oak. The wine has a dense ruby/purple color, sweet, pure black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit, medium to full body, supple tannins and complexity as well as elegance. This is a beauty and probably one of the strongest of Cabernet Sauvignons I have tasted from Honig. Drink now-2032.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2015)

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Ramey Annum Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013 (750 ml) Ramey Annum Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013 (750 ml)

WE 94, WA 93, WS 92


This beautiful wine includes 9% Cabernet Franc that gives a lift of floral violet and grainy cedar. Classic all around in its etchings of coconut shavings, graphite, spice and dust, the fruit is additionally savory in bright red currant and a crunch of cassis, with an underpinning of soft, succulent blackberry.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2014)

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Carter Cellars Hossfeld Coliseum Red Blend 2014 (750 ml) Carter Cellars Hossfeld Coliseum Red Blend 2014 (750 ml)

WA 92

Carter makes his 2014 Proprietary Red Hossfeld Coliseum, which is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, from a relatively obscure vineyard back on Soda Canyon Road in Southern Napa Valley. This wine is big, chewy, chocolaty and mocha-infused wine with black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, loads of texture, lushness and a heady, chewy finish. It is sexy wine and there are 193 cases of it. Drink it over the next decade.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2016)

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Beni di Batasiolo Vigneto Corda della Briccolina, Barolo 2008 (750 ml) Beni di Batasiolo Vigneto Corda della Briccolina, Barolo 2008 (750 ml)

JS 90

An alluring red, this offers perfumed aromas of flowers, cherry and tar followed by juicy cherry, raspberry, licorice and spice flavors. Flesh covers the structure well, but could benefit from aging. Best from 2014 through 2030.

- James Suckling

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World's End 'Crossfire' Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml) World's End 'Crossfire' Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml)

WA 89


The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Crossfire from Rutherford is one of the stronger wines. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon shows crème de cassis, licorice, blacker fruits, good integration of wood, acidity and tannin, medium to full body and a relatively long finish. It is drinkable now and should continue to evolve nicely for another 10-12 years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2016)

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Michele Chiarlo Cerequio, Barolo 2011 (750 ml) Michele Chiarlo Cerequio, Barolo 2011 (750 ml)

WE 94, WA 93

The 2011 Barolo Cerequio is another spectacular offering from Michele Chiarlo, a producer who has a knack for making faithfully consistent wines no matter what the vintage conditions. What stands out here is the balance and the intensity of the fruit. Fragrant tones of dark fruit, dried cherry, liquid smoke, cola and licorice emerge from the bouquet in a steady stream. That continuous and unbroken flow of goodness segues to the palate.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (June, 2016)

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Beaux Freres 'The Beaux Freres Vineyard' Pinot Noir, Ribbon Ridge 2015 (750 ml) Beaux Freres 'The Beaux Freres Vineyard' Pinot Noir, Ribbon Ridge 2015 (750 ml)

WS 95

Offers impressive presence and polish, with a multilayered, complex core wrapped in rich, expressive blueberry and cherry flavors, accented by savory spice and espresso details. Builds depth as this dances toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2025.

- TIm Fish, Wine Spectator (Nov, 2017)

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Robert Craig Winery Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2014 (750 ml) Robert Craig Winery Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2014 (750 ml)

WA 95

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder comes from a vineyard once owned by the late Robin Williams called Pym Rae (now owned by the Tesseron family from Bordeaux) that sits at an elevation of 1,800 feet. Blueberry, blackberry and cassis are all present in this full-bodied wine that displays the high-elevation bluer fruits that Mt. Veeder can provide. There is a floweriness and full-bodied richness, big extract, but great balance and no rusticity. This beauty should drink well for at least 25-30 years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2016)

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Estate Argyros Vin Santo 12 Year Barrel Aged, Santorini, Greece 2001 (500 ml) Estate Argyros Vin Santo 12 Year Barrel Aged, Santorini, Greece 2001 (500 ml)

95 Points Decanter

It is understated, graceful, elegant and airy, with its acidity easily cutting through its mid-palate and the sugar. Showing far more grip and tension, however, than the four-year bottling also reviewed this issue, it adds a layer of depth and more power at the end in comparison, plus some additional complexity. It gets better and better with air, too, and showed better on Day 3 than on opening. The ability to combine power and elegance makes this a great experience. Drink now-2030.

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Giovanni Viberti Barolo San Pietro Riserva 2010 (750 ml) Giovanni Viberti Barolo San Pietro Riserva 2010 (750 ml)

WE 90

Intense aromas of mature black cherry, licorice, leather and a balsamic note lead the nose and follow over to the palate along with cranberry and a note of pipe tobacco. Tightly packed, rather austere tannins provide firm support and need time to unwind.

- Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Feb, 2017)

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Petrolo Galatrona 2014 750 ml) Petrolo Galatrona 2014 750 ml)

WS 90

Black currant, cedar, thyme and spice flavors are backed by a solid structure here. Firm tannins take hold of the finish as this winds down, with echoes of fruit and spice. Needs short-term aging to absorb the oak. Merlot. Best from 2018 through 2024.

- Bruce Sanderson, WIne Spectator (June, 2016)

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Ayala Blanc de Blancs Brut, Champagne 2010 (750 ml) Ayala Blanc de Blancs Brut, Champagne 2010 (750 ml)

JS 93, WS 90

A lithe and lively Champagne, in an aperitif style, with citrusy acidity and a smoky underpinning framing notes of poached quince, toast and dried apricot. Disgorged January 2017. Drink now through 2022. 140 cases imported.

- Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (2017)

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Giovanni Viberti Barolo La Volta Riserva 2010 (750 ml) Giovanni Viberti Barolo La Volta Riserva 2010 (750 ml)

JS 94, WE 93

Red berry, dried rose, leather, eucalyptus and baking spice aromas slowly take shape in the glass. The ripe, juicy palate offers black cherry extract, raspberry, anisette and clove alongside firm, refined tannins. A tobacco note wraps up the finish. Drink 2017–2022.

- Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Sept, 2016)

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Giovanni Viberti Barolo Bricco delle Viole Riserva 2010 (750 ml) Giovanni Viberti Barolo Bricco delle Viole Riserva 2010 (750 ml)

WA 94, JS 94

This offers intriguing aromas of chopped mint, menthol, leather, soil and spiced berry. The mint note carries over to the chewy palate, along with soothing licorice, clove and tobacco, all of which add depth to the core of juicy black cherry. Velvety tannins lend structure and polish. It's already accessible and will make wonderful imbibing over the next several years. Drink through 2025.

- Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Oct, 2016)

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Icardi Barolo "Parej" 2007 (750 ml) Icardi Barolo "Parej" 2007 (750 ml)

WS 93, WA 92

The 2007 Barolo Parej emerges from the glass with spices, freshly cut flowers, licorice and sweet red cherries. It is a relatively mid-weight wine for the year, but the bright red fruit nevertheless shows considerable depth. Sweet floral notes wrap around the finish. The Parej is a supple, fruit-driven Barolo but I find myself drawn in by the wine's exuberant, sexy personality. Silky tannins frame the long finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022.

- Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2011)

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Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2009 (750 ml) Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2009 (750 ml)

WA 92, IWC 92

The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is a standout expression with long and polished notes of dried fruit and tobacco presented in a smooth and seamless fashion. It shows good structure and balance but an even prettier nose with ethereal balsam herbs, tar, licorice and pressed violets that emerge as the wine evolves in the glass. The wine hints at a greater evolution to come. Drink: 2017-2022.

Only a few brief moments into my winery visit with Francesco Ripaccioli, it was evident that I was looking the future of Brunello di Montalcino squarely in the eyes. This young man is the personification of a new generation of vintners and proprietors who will soon inherit this storied winemaking legacy. Francesco's confidence with languages, his clear understanding of his family's patrimony, and his deep commitment to the winemaking process makes him, like many others in his age group, an encouraging symbol of what will come.


- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Feb, 2014)

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Gandona Encosta Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml) Gandona Encosta Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml)

WA 90

Their larger cuvée of 800 cases is the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Encosta, also 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 21 months in 60% new oak. This opaque purple wine exhibits notes of charcoal, graphite, blackberry and blueberry fruit, forest floor and spring flowers. The wine is rich and easy to smell, taste and consume, given the low acidity and silky tannins. A touch of asphalt/tar seems to emerge as the wine sits in the glass. Drink it over the next 12-15 years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2016)

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Renato Ratti Conca, Barolo 2013 (750 ml) Renato Ratti Conca, Barolo 2013 (750 ml)

WA 94, WE 93

The excellent 2013 Barolo Conca breaks away from past editions in terms of intensity and elegance. This classic vintage has produced a wine of power, heft and concentration. Yet that determination is delivered with polite manners. The base of the wine consists of ample structure and depth. The multilayered aromas on top peel back to reveal dark cherry, licorice and white truffle. This wine is endowed with generous heft and substance that should carry it steadily through its bottle evolution.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (June, 2017)

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Renato Ratti Rocche dell'Annunziata, Barolo 2013 750 ml) Renato Ratti Rocche dell'Annunziata, Barolo 2013 750 ml)

WA 95, WE 95

The Barolo Marcenasco is aged in large casks, whereas the 2013 Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata sees a mix of smaller wood and barrique instead for a more robust and opulent style. This approach works very nicely across from the hearty intensity and austerity displayed by the Rocche dell'Annunziata fruit. This wine is beautifully redolent of dark cherry and spice with lingering notes of balsam and medical herb that add focus to the wine's already fragrant bouquet. This vintage will require patience. The wine is hard-headed and stubborn now. It needs time to relax with age.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (June, 2017)

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Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founders Reserve 2014 (750 ml) Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founders Reserve 2014 (750 ml)

WA 93, WS 91

I got to taste two vintages of most of the wines this time, like the 2014 Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve and the following vintage. The blend in 2014 was high in Cabernet Sauvignon at 68%, plus 18% Carménère, 9% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot from volcanic colluvial soils in Aconcagua. It fermented in small stainless steel vats and matured in French oak barrels (70% new) for 20 months. There is a big change in this wine with this vintage (it really started in 2013 and peaked in 2015) towards more freshness and less oak. It keeps its classical profile but with a lot more freshness. The palate is medium-bodied, with the telltale tannins of the variety and very tasty almost salty finish. Volumes were lower in 2014, down to 50,000 bottles. It was bottled in March 2016.

- Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (April, 2017)

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Gerardo Cesari Bosan, Amarone della Valpolicella 2008 (750 ml) Gerardo Cesari Bosan, Amarone della Valpolicella 2008 (750 ml)

Bosan Amarone is produced from a single vineyard of 5 hectares located in the prestigious Illasi Valley. Concentrated and full-bodied, Bosan displays jammy, raisined fruit flavors. Ripe red cherry notes envelope the palate, while subtle cocoa and vanilla notes follow on the lengthy finish. The finest dried fruit is vinified in stainless steel using the traditional Amarone production method unique to the Valpolicella and then aged in a combination of French and Slavonian oak barrels for 3 years.

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Charles Krug Peter Mondavi Family Vintage Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2014 (750 ml) Charles Krug Peter Mondavi Family Vintage Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2014 (750 ml)

WA 93, WS 92, JS 92


No problems with the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage Select, which is 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot. A beautiful, deep ruby/purple color, the wine offers notes of pure crème de cassis, a subtle dosage of oak, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, impressive overall purity, equilibrium and a long finish. This is a beauty of elegance and power that can be drunk now or cellared for another 25 or more years.

- Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast (April, 2017)

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William Fevre Bougros, Chablis Grand Cru 2014 (750 ml) William Fevre Bougros, Chablis Grand Cru 2014 (750 ml)

WA 91-93

The 2014 Chablis Grand Cru Bougros, is vinified 60% in used wood where it matured for six months before being transferred to stainless steel. It has a showy, generous bouquet with dewy Granny Smith apple, freshly sliced pear and chalk-scented nose. There is no holding back here. The palate is fresh and crisp, very harmonious, not powerful as such, but displaying admirable precision on the finish. I would agree with Didier Ségieur in that this forms one of the more approachable, less-challenging Grand Crus.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (July, 2015)

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Nickel & Nickel C.C. Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford 2014 (750 ml) Nickel & Nickel C.C. Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford 2014 (750 ml)

Offers gorgeous raspberry and black cherry aromas, leading to a bright palate of cherry flavors melded with chocolate, floral notes and a hint of Rutherford dust. The velvety, coating tannins are in perfect harmony with the fruit. Richness persists from the entry to the seductive, lingering finish.

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Signorello Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2014 (750 ml) Signorello Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2014 (750 ml)

WA 90

In 2014 the yields were sightly higher than in 2015, and his 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate shows flattering, front-end loaded and pretty red and black fruits, a dense, dark ruby/purple-tinged color, medium to full body, sweet tannin and a rather Bordeaux-like lushness and elegance. Drink it over the next 15 or so years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2016)

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Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo, Chianti Classico Riserva 2009 (750 ml) Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo, Chianti Classico Riserva 2009 (750 ml)

JS 95, V 95, WA 94+

The 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo is impressive. The overtness of the year is nicely balanced by the inherent freshness and acidity of Sangiovese. Hints of tobacco, cedar, licorice and spices are layered into the insistent finish. This is a terrific showing. I very much like the energy, length and focus of the fruit. I can’t wait to see how this develops over the coming years. The Vigna del Sorbo is a bit overlooked in the Fontodi stable, but it is often striking, especially after a few years in bottle. This historic vineyard is planted to 90% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Sorbo has an element of freshness that the Flaccianello doesn’t have. I will not be surprised if over time it enjoys a more gradual and finessed evolution in bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027.

- Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (June, 2012)

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Chene Bleu Abelard, IGP Vaucluse 2009 (750 ml) Chene Bleu Abelard, IGP Vaucluse 2009 (750 ml)

WA 95

Much more southern Rhone-like in style, the 2009 Abelard is a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah that spent 18 months in barrel. Big, ripe, layered and hedonistic, with tons of sweet Grenache blackberry and black cherry fruits, melted licorice and roasted herb aromas and flavors, this sensational Grenache has full-bodied richness, polished, sweet tannin, no hard edges and a great finish. While 2009 delivers lots of perfumed, upfront and slightly rustic wines due to the heat, this is silky, polished and incredibly pure. Drink this killer 2009 over the coming 7-8 y

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (March, 2016)

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Bergstrom Wines Sigrid Chardonnay 2015 (750 ml) Bergstrom Wines Sigrid Chardonnay 2015 (750 ml)

WA 95

The 2015 Chardonnay Sigrid conjures notions of peaches, pink grapefruit and green guava with hints of toasted almonds, chalk dust, coriander seed and baker's yeast. Medium-bodied with a racy backbone cutting through the silken texture, it delivers a wonderful intensity of citrus, tropical and savory flavors, finishing long and layered.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2017)

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Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz 2014 (750 ml) Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz 2014 (750 ml)

WA 96+, V 94

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Amon-Ra Shiraz has a youthfully mute nose, offering glimpses at the blackberry, blackcurrant and licorice core, plus suggestions of dark chocolate, cigar boxes, fertile earth and baking spices. The full-bodied palate delivers concentrated, muscular blackberry and earth flavors with plenty of freshness and a beautiful backbone of finely grained tannins, finishing with commendable persistence and layers. This is a great contender for wine of the vintage!

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (June, 2016)

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Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 2014 (750 ml) Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 2014 (750 ml)

If you like big, rich wines then this is the Cabernet Sauvignon for you. Ample, dark fruit with hints of minerality blend harmoniously on a solid core of tannin that will continue to evolve in the barrel.

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Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo, Chianti Classico Riserva 2008 (750 ml) Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo, Chianti Classico Riserva 2008 (750 ml)

V 96, JS 94, WA 93

The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo is beautiful in this vintage. It shows gorgeous mid-palate depth and pliancy, with wonderful richness in its sweet dark fruit, smoke, licorice and grilled herbs. The 10% Cabernet Sauvignon works particularly well in this vintage, as it seems to give the wine a measure of depth and delineation that is less obvious in the Flaccianello. Higher toned floral notes add lift on the finish. The Vigna del Sorbo is a touch restrained in 2008, as are most wines, yet it shows fabulous balance and tons of personality. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2028.

- Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (Aug 2011)

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Nickel & Nickel Rock Cairn Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 2014 (750 ml) Nickel & Nickel Rock Cairn Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 2014 (750 ml)

This wine opens with plum, black cherry, herb, and earth aromas. While this Cabernet Sauvignon offers incredible juicy fruits, it is the well-integrated tobacco leaf, bay leaf, anise, and oak spice that make it compelling. Enhanced by a vibrant acidity, the texture of this wine is smooth and velvety, providing a long and juicy finish.

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Nickel & Nickel Tench Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 2014 (750 ml) Nickel & Nickel Tench Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 2014 (750 ml)

The 2014 Tench Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon exudes dark berry flavors with a hint of fresh blueberry, which defines this special site. A mouthwatering entry coats the palate, while the flavor and texture are complemented by restrained oak. Ultimately, the tannins dissolve, leaving an impression of resolution and completeness.

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Zyme Kairos Veronese 2012 (750 ml) Zyme Kairos Veronese 2012 (750 ml)

WS 93

Eucalyptus notes and a waft of mesquite smoke underscore the fig cake, dried cherry, cocoa powder and orange zest flavors in this dense and chewy red, which is rich and expressive, with a long, spiced, silky finish. A blend of more than a dozen local and international grape varieties, both red and white.

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Le Macchiole 'Paleo' 2014 (750 ml) Le Macchiole 'Paleo' 2014 (750 ml)

WA 92

The 2014 Paleo (100% Cabernet Franc) shows an introverted personality, much like the Messorio from the same vintage. With a few stern swirls of the glass, the wine begins to show increased substance and grit with black fruit, cured leather and spice aromas. The wine oozes darkness overall. It appears opulent and bold in terms of aromas, yet the mouthfeel is more streamlined and compact instead. In terms of the palate, this edition of Paleo definitely needs to flesh out further with additional cellar aging.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2017)

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Delectus Boulder Falls Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley 2013 (750 ml) Delectus Boulder Falls Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley 2013 (750 ml)

WA 95+

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Boulder Falls is another painfully extracted, rich, full-bodied wine with enormous extract, massive body and richness in a wine seemingly built for 30 or more years of cellaring. Impatient connoisseurs and consumers not willing to defer gratification should steer far clear of this blockbuster, which really requires a decade of cellaring. Kudos to Delectus for making wines that ultimately will prove the magnificent aging potential of what they’re doing in Knights Valley.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (March, 2016)

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Domaine Laroche Les Blanchots Grand Cru Chablis 2013 (750 ml) Domaine Laroche Les Blanchots Grand Cru Chablis 2013 (750 ml)

WS 93, WE 93, WA 93

Lovely balance and harmony provides the focal point for the lemon cake, apple, lanolin and stone flavors. Clean and precise, with a long, lemon- and mineral-tinged aftertaste. Drink now through 2020.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Nov, 2015)

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Dunn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml) Dunn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml)

The Napa Valley wines include up to 15% Napa Valley floor fruit with the remainder of the fruit coming from Howell Mountain. This floor fruit contributes to the wine’s softer approach, even though the wines usually can be laid down for 15+ years.

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Barons de Rothschild Rose, Champagne NV (750 ml) Barons de Rothschild Rose, Champagne NV (750 ml)

IWC 91

Bright orange-pink. Smoky, lees-tinged aromas of ripe red berries, orange zest and honey, with a hint of chamomile in the background. Juicy, penetrating redcurrant and tangerine flavors are braced and lifted by juicy acidity. Stretches out and gains flesh on the finish, which leaves suave floral pastille and berry skin notes behind. The marriage of richness and tension here will make this Champagne very flexible with food.

- Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar (Jan, 2015)

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Fisher Vineyards Coach Insignia Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (750 ml) Fisher Vineyards Coach Insignia Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (750 ml)

WA 89

The 2013 Coach Insignia Cabernet Sauvignon offers up graphite, sweet red and blackcurrant fruit, a touch of loamy soil undertones, and a nice spicy, supple mouthfeel and finish. It’s elegant, yet at the same time concentrated. Drink it over the next decade.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2015)

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Covenant Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2015 (750 ml) Covenant Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2015 (750 ml)

The finished wine—57% Cabernet Sauvignon; 31% Merlot; and 12% Petit Verdot-- is quite complex. Yet it still offers the same lush richness so apparent in the ripe grapes as well as previous vintages of Covenant Cabernet. Kosher for Passover.

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Bodega Aleanna 'Gran Enemigo Agrelo' Cabernet Franc 2010 (750 ml) Bodega Aleanna 'Gran Enemigo Agrelo' Cabernet Franc 2010 (750 ml)

WA 95, JS 94

The 2010 Gran Enemigo Agrelo Single Vineyard is from clay soils in a cool vintage. The palate is electric, with citric (pomegranate and blood orange) flavors, completely vertical. I like this much better than the 2009 vintage, but I still prefer the wines from Gualtallary. It is interesting to note that in years with higher acidity he uses less SO2. This is truly vertical. Only 3,500 bottles were produced. Very good value. Drink 2015-2022.

Aleanna is a combination of the names Alejandro Vigil and Adrianna Catena, (winemaker and youngest daughter) of Nicolas Catena and is the name given to their small joint venture. El Enemigo (The Enemy) is the name of the wines produced here, some of which are almost experimental and offered in limited quantities. All the wines were initially fermented in old barriques and old wood vats to avoid excessive influence of the oak in the wines, but they are now moving toward cement vats without epoxy lining and aging in used 225-liter barrels and in 4,000-liter, 100-year-old foudres. I had the great pleasure and superb learning experience to slowly taste the 2009 and 2010 vintages of the Gran Enemigo single-vineyard wines and experience the differences of the vintages and the soils from Agrelo and Gualtallary transparently reflected in the wines. That’s what I call true wines of terroir. There are different bottlings of the Gran Enemigo cuvee, some blending fruit from Gualtallary and Agrelo, but certainly the most interesting ones are the single-vineyard ones. For these the blend is Cabernet Franc with some 15-20% Malbec and the wines are never acidified. The goal is to achieve 13% natural alcohol in the wines, but it has to be done in the vineyard, not with adjustments in the winery. The difference in soils is clear: Agrelo is at 900 meters altitude and the soils are pure clay, a cool soil, but the air is warm. The vineyard in Gualtallary is at 1,480 meters above sea level with 12,000 plants per hectare with pure calcite (planted by Alejandro Sejanovich who used to be vineyard manager at Catena, and was the one who hired Alejandro Vigil). The results speak for themselves, but if you want figures, the wines from Agrelo have seven grams of acidity (which is very high), while the ones from Gualtallary have nine grams (which is almost insane). In both cases pH is around 3.5. Malolactic fermentation is partial.

- Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (April, 2014)

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Monteverro Toscana 2012 (750 ml) Monteverro Toscana 2012 (750 ml)

WA 94, WS 92

The 2012 Monteverro is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. This is a gorgeous wines that excels on many fronts including extraction, intensity and richness. The bouquet opens to aromas of dark berry and spice, with lingering tones of tobacco, resin and blackberry jam. The 2012 vintage was a warm one (similar to 2011) on the Tuscan Coast. As a result, this edition is slightly less nuanced compared to cooler vintages like 2008 and 2010. This is a beautiful option if you choose to drink the wine now or hold it for later.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Jan, 2017)

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Domaine Bernard Moreau et Fils Les Champs Gain, Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru 2013 (750 ml) Domaine Bernard Moreau et Fils Les Champs Gain, Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru 2013 (750 ml)

WA 89-91

From a 0.12-hectare parcel, the 2013 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Champs Gain represents the smallest cuvee of the domaine. It has a stony, more reticent bouquet compared to the Maltroie ’13 at the moment. The palate is crisp and fresh with a keen line of acidity, vibrant citrus fruit and an almost effervescent finish that lingers nicely, yet it does not quite have the bravura of the Vergers of the Maltroie. Still, this is a well-crafted Chassagne that should age nicely over the next decade.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2014)

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Lewelling Vineyards Wight Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013 (750 ml) Lewelling Vineyards Wight Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013 (750 ml)

WA 93+

Very Pauillac-like (as usual), the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Wight has a similar character, with loads of creme de cassis, smoke, licorice and graphite as well as a full-bodied texture, dense, rich fruit, impressive purity and ripe tannin. This is a beauty, but interestingly, it doesn’t show the dramatic difference in quality that it often does at such a young age, although that may well evolve. Give it several more years of bottle age and drink it over the following two decades.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2015)

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Chateau Palmer Alter Ego de Palmer, Margaux 2012 (750 ml) Chateau Palmer Alter Ego de Palmer, Margaux 2012 (750 ml)

WA 93, WE 92

Another brilliant example from administrator Thomas Duroux and his team, the intense second wine, Palmer’s 2012 Alter Ego (51% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Petit Verdot), offers up plenty of blackberry and crème de cassis notes along with some spring flowers, licorice and subtle background oak. Opulently textured, full-bodied and stunning, this is an outrageously successful second wine to drink over the next 12-15 years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (April, 2015)

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Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml) Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml)

WA 95, WS 92

Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep garnet-purple color and fragrant nose of cedar, violets, potpourri and crushed blueberries over a core of black currants and plums, plus a hint of dusty earth. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals impressive energy, with tons of perfumed black fruit and earthy layers supported by firm, grainy tannins, finishing long and lively.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2017)

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Chateau Leoville Barton, Saint-Julien 2006 (750 ml) Chateau Leoville Barton, Saint-Julien 2006 (750 ml)

WE 94, WS 94

There's a great dark color to this, with intense aromas of cedar, wood, new leather and crushed blackberry. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit and a firm, powerful palate. Long and mouthpuckering. A muscular baby. Best after 2015.

- James Suckling, Wine Spectator (March, 2009)

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Tedeschi Capitel Monte Olmi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2010 (750 ml) Tedeschi Capitel Monte Olmi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2010 (750 ml)

JS 97, WS 92

Baked currant and fig cake notes are laced with tea leaf, wood smoke and citrus peel accents in this bright, tightly meshed red. Dense tannins provide firm structure. The lasting finish echoes a streak of spicy minerality. Drink now through 2027.

- Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (Feb, 2017)

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San Felice Campogiovanni Il Quercione, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010 (750 ml) San Felice Campogiovanni Il Quercione, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010 (750 ml)

WS 94, WA 92

A deep well of black cherry and blackberry flavors, accented by roasted herbs and tar, marks this dense, muscular red. Already beginning to pick up some leather and mushroom notes, this finishes long and fresh. Best from 2018 through 2030. 500 cases made.

- Bruce Sanderson, WIne Spectator (June, 2016)

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Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Fossati, Barolo 2010 (750 ml) Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Fossati, Barolo 2010 (750 ml)

WS 92


A silky, elegant style, offering cherry, spice, tobacco and mineral flavors. Balanced and gaining composure with air, so decant now or cellar for two to three years. Fine length. Best from 2018 through 2029.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Feb, 2016)

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Renteria Pinot Noir Brown Ranch Vineyard 2014 (750 ml) Renteria Pinot Noir Brown Ranch Vineyard 2014 (750 ml)

WA 88

The 2014 Pinot Noir Brown Ranch is made from Dijon clone 667 and 115. It is an elegant wine offering up notes of sassafras, cola, black cherry and strawberry, allspice and a touch of background oak. This medium-bodied wine is seductive and best drunk over the next 4-5 years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2016)

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Gundlach-Bundschu Vintage Reserve, Sonoma Valley 2013 (750 ml) Gundlach-Bundschu Vintage Reserve, Sonoma Valley 2013 (750 ml)

WA 97

The 2013 Proprietary Red Vintage Reserve is the winery's rendition of the very best lots of their Bordeaux varietals blended together and presented in an artistic package. Inky purple to the rim, the wine has flawless integration of acidity, alcohol and tannin, beautiful espresso-infused blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, chocolate, full-bodied opulence, and stunning purity and length. It is special a wine with probably 25-35 years of aging potential, even though it is more accessible than the two Cabernets from Moon Mountain. This is a beauty, so kudos to Gundlach Bundschu. Drink it over the next three decades.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, (March, 2016)

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Ceretto-Bricco Rocche Barolo Brunate 2012 (750 ml) Ceretto-Bricco Rocche Barolo Brunate 2012 (750 ml)

WS 94, WA 93, WE 92

A sleek, linear style whose macerated cherry and berry flavors are framed by spicy oak, tobacco and graphite notes, with tannins that are tight and assertive now, but this has balance and finesse overall, and lingering sweet fruit in the aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2038. 210 cases made.

-Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (April, 2017)

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Cavallotto Bricco Boschis Vignolo, Barolo Riserva 2010 (750 ml) Cavallotto Bricco Boschis Vignolo, Barolo Riserva 2010 (750 ml)

WE 97, WS 95, WA 94+

After a few minutes in the glass, this stunning wine opens up to reveal classic Nebbiolo aromas of leather, tilled soil, underbrush, fragrant blue flower and ripe berry. The juicy concentrated palate dishes out layers of succulent black cherry, crushed raspberry, anise and pipe tobacco framed in firm, velvety tannins. Drink 2022–2035.

- Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Oct, 2016)

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Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac-Leognan 2010 (750 ml) Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac-Leognan 2010 (750 ml)

JS 96, WE 95, WA 95

This is one of my all-time favorite wines from Domaine de Chevalier, a silky, rather classic Pessac-Leognan with notes of scorched earth, tobacco leaf and black and red currants, but no hard edges. Fragrant, complex aromatics are followed by a savory, expansively flavored wine made from a final blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. The wine hit 13.5% natural alcohol, which must certainly be among the highest they have ever achieved, even eclipsing the 2009. An opulent, precocious style of wine that seems much more developed, complex and delicious than I thought from barrel, this beauty can be drunk in 5-6 years or cellared for 20 or more.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Feb, 2013)

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Giorgio Pelissero Tulin, Barbaresco 2011 (750 ml) Giorgio Pelissero Tulin, Barbaresco 2011 (750 ml)

V 95+, IWC 92


Impresses for its crystalline purity. Bright veins of chalky salinity support the fruit in a drip-dead gorgeous, vibrant Barbaresco built on energy and nuance. An exotic finish laced with hints of tangerine peel, rose petal, anise and spices rounds things out beautifully. This is one of the most polished, graceful wines I have ever tasted from Giorgio Pelissero.

- Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Oct, 2014)

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Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2008 (750 ml) Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2008 (750 ml)

WA 93, JS 92

The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino is fabulous. An exciting melange of dark cherries, plums, tobacco, licorice, mocha and herbs take shape in the glass. Powerful, rich and structured, the 2008 wraps around the palate with serious depth. The Canalicchio Brunellos often have an element of wildness to them, as does the 2008, but the wine also has a track record of aging very well. This is an intriguing Brunello, to say the least. The 2008 has more than enough depth to stand up to 36 months in cask. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028.

Canalicchio di Sopra is one of my favorite properties in Montalcino. The wines are consistently outstanding, have plenty of personality and also age beautifully.


- Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (June, 2013)

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Giorgio Pelissero Tulin, Barbaresco 2003 (750 ml) Giorgio Pelissero Tulin, Barbaresco 2003 (750 ml)

WA 89


The 2003 Barbaresco Tulin presents a dark expression of Nebbiolo in its deep, penetrating aromatics as well as its backward super-ripe fruit, earthy smoke and tar flavors. It is a big, full-bodied effort, with notable concentration as well as length, and an imposing tannic structure. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2017.

- Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2006)

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Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (1.5 Liter) Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (1.5 Liter)

WE 90

Rich and robust with berry and currant fruit, this wine is rounded and full-bodied, with tannic weight and spicy layers of toasted oak.

- Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast (July, 2017)

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Axios Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (750 ml) Axios Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (750 ml)

WE 91

This is made in the smooth, oaky and rich style of the modern cult Cabernet. It offers lots of ripe, jammy blackberries, plus notes of sweet, intense black and red currants, dark chocolate tart, black licorice and smoky oak. The tannins are tough but structured, so give it six years in the cellar and see what happens.

- Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast (March, 2013)

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Juslyn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain District 2012 (750 ml) Juslyn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain District 2012 (750 ml)

WA 92-94

The superb 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Cabernet Franc) offers up aromas of forest floor, spring flowers, red and black currants and subtle oak, and a long, rich, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel. This exuberant as well as precise 2012 should drink well for 10-12 years.

Despite the high quality wines emerging from Juslyn, this estate remains under most consumers’ radar. Proprietors Carolyn and Perry Butler produce mostly estate-bottled wines from their vineyard holdings. The recently released 2009s are both sensational wines. Both 2011s, which are still in barrel, are lighter-styled wines. The 2012s ratchet up things considerably as they do at most wineries when comparing them to the 2011s.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2013)

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Montagna La Presa - One South Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2012 (750 ml) Montagna La Presa - One South Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2012 (750 ml)

WA 93

The most impressive of all is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon La Presa. (Not coincidentally, this is the most expensive as well.) With a dense purple color and notes of blackberry, blackcurrant, licorice, and loamy soil undertones, it is deep, full-bodied, moderately tannic, and impressively pure and well-balanced. Drink it over the next 15+ years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2015)

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Mayacamas Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2012 (750 ml) Mayacamas Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2012 (750 ml)

V 93-96, JS 94

The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is shaping up to be a real beauty. Pliant and nuanced, the 2012 caresses the palate with a total sense of silkiness. Bright red cherries, mint, spices and flowers are all laced together in a supple, radiant Cabernet Sauvignon that captures the essence of the vintage. The purity of the fruit here is simply striking, but the 2012 is not a powerhouse, rather it is a wine built on finesse. Rose petals, mint, sage and a hint of white pepper add an element of exoticism on the high-toned, expressive finish.

- Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Dec, 2014)

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Chateau Suduiraut, Sauternes 2011 (750 ml) Chateau Suduiraut, Sauternes 2011 (750 ml)

WS 96

A big, broad, powerful style, with piecrust, roasted almond and hazelnut cream notes framing the core of apricot, creamed peach and dried mango. Picks up extra fig and pear details through the toasty finish. Needs a bit of time to finish sorting itself out. Best from 2017 through 2030.

- James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (March, 2014)

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Delectus Bear Crossing Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley 2013 (750 ml) Delectus Bear Crossing Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley 2013 (750 ml)

WA 94+

I tasted three Cabernet Sauvignons from Delectus Winery. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Bear Crossing (305 cases) has notes of saddle leather, rich, super-concentrated blackberry fruit, striking density, richness, and a connoisseur’s backwardness and profound richness that will require some time to come around. The tannins are excruciatingly high, and this wine reminds me of some of the late 1960s and early 1970s vintages of famous Mayacamas from Mount Veeder when it was almost like Port in its extraction and richness. This wine needs a good 10 years and seems to have a high ceiling.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (March, 2016)

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Northstar Merlot Columbia Valley 2003 (1.5 Liter) Northstar Merlot Columbia Valley 2003 (1.5 Liter)

WS 91

Elegant, almost aristocratic, offering subtle layers of blackberry, cherry, tar and licorice aromas and flavors, finishing harmoniously. Tannins are firm but not intrusive. This one should develop beautifully in the cellar. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.

- Harvey Steinman, Wine Spectator (June, 2006)

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Arietta Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2014 (750 ml) Arietta Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2014 (750 ml)

V 91-94

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is a polished, elegant wine. Medium in body, the 2014 graces the palate with bright red stone fruit and floral nuances. The new oak still needs time to integrate, so I would give the 2014 at least another year or two in bottle. It will be interesting to see if the 2014 gains weight in bottle. Today, it is decidedly on the lighter side of things, even within the context of the vintage.

- Vinous

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Feuerheerd's Colheita Port 1975 (750 ml) Feuerheerd's Colheita Port 1975 (750 ml)

WA 93


The 1975 Colheita Port (Feuerheerd’s) is a blend of 35% Touriga Franca, 15% Touriga Nacional, 20% Tinta Barroca, 15% Tinta Roriz and 15% Tinto Cão, coming in at 133 grams per liter of residual sugar. It is light, but lingering. While it is relatively light for its age, it still seems to have more concentration than the 1982, also reviewed, plus a sharper, more intense feel. That has some pros and cons. The acidity and the age lend this more complexity, but it does finish rather sharply, without quite the same sex appeal. Overall, it does the job. Here, as with most all Tawnies, it is important to drink this a bit cool. This is scheduled for release in September 2015.

- Mark Squires, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2015)

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Somerston 'Celestial' Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013 (750 ml) Somerston 'Celestial' Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013 (750 ml)

WA 95+

More limited in production are the two high-end Cabernet Sauvignons. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Celestial (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a stunner. World-class notes of blackberry, blackcurrants, graphite, licorice, and even a hint of unsmoked cigar tobacco are followed by a full-bodied, rich, super-concentrated wine with low acidity, ripe but significant tannin, and a finish of a good 45+ seconds. This wine should evolve for 20-25 years or more.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2015)

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Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2003 (750 ml) Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2003 (750 ml)

WA 92, IWC 91

The cask-aged 2003 Brunello di Montalcino from Canalicchio di Sopra is a big, full-bodied wine packed with vibrant dark fruit. It coats the palate with gorgeous depth and persistence, showing terrific energy and notable overall balance. This is a great effort from Canalicchio di Sopra and one of the estate's best wines in recent memory.

- Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (April, 2008)

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Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon, Puente Alto 2015 (750 ml) Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon, Puente Alto 2015 (750 ml)

WE 94

It's been a long time since Concha y Toro has put out a Don Melchor Cabernet with this much concentration and overall quality. An earthy nose with foresty berry aromas and generous but controlled oak sets up a fully stacked palate that's chewy but not fiercely tannic. Dark toasty chocolaty black-fruit flavors finish with a note of cherry cough drop and moderate acidity that says this is more or less ready now. Drink through 2025.

- Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast (March, 2018)

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Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo, Chianti Classico Riserva 2010 (750 ml) Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo, Chianti Classico Riserva 2010 (750 ml)

V 98, WA 95, JS 95

The 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo is a timeless expression that embraces all the canons of great winemaking. This vineyard-designate expression (Sangiovese and a small part of Cabernet Sauvignon are planted here) boasts a delicately floral side in 2010 with dried violets and blue flower that gracefully lift the bouquet. Beyond the floral tones are shadings of cassis, wet earth, anisette and tobacco. Like the other wines of Fontodi, Vigna del Sorbo shows an ethereal side and inner elegance that is impossible to repeat elsewhere. It’s sure to develop bottle complexity over the years. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2013)

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Silverado Vineyards Solo Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (750 ml) Silverado Vineyards Solo Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (750 ml)

JS 93, WE 91


This is the winery’s reserve-level 100% Cab, given the utmost care and attention. It opens shyly in cedar and blackberry before offering a luscious palate of tangy leather, dry, firm tannins and a peppery finish. From grapes designated as their own Heritage Clone, UCD 30, it beautifully expresses the appellation and should cellar well through 2020.

- Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast (June, 2015)

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Janzen Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 2013 (750 ml) Janzen Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 2013 (750 ml)

WA 96, WE 94

The 2013 Janzen Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard is from another Oakville site. This wine offers up much more unsmoked cigar tobacco, wet gravel/minerality, crème de cassis, licorice and graphite. It is full-bodied, intense, multilayered, gorgeously pure and long. It can be drunk early on, or cellared for 30+ years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2016)

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Janzen Cloudy's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013 (750 ml) Janzen Cloudy's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013 (750 ml)

WA 94+, WE 93

The 2013 Janzen Cabernet Sauvignon Cloudy’s Vineyard hails from the Dutch Henry Canyon between the Switchback and Hourglass vineyards, is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and a more backward mountain style with noticeable tannin and structure. With a dense purple color and plenty of blueberry, black raspberry, violets and oak spice, it is powerful, full-bodied and moderately tannic. Forget this for 4-5 years and drink it over the following three decades.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2016)

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Fontodi Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2004 (375 ml) Fontodi Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2004 (375 ml)

WA 96, V 94

Ending on a sweet note, both figuratively and literally, the 2004 Vinsanto del Chianti Classico is a pure incarnation of vinous opulence and beauty. The wine is absolutely stunning, from start to finish. It shows bright amber highlights against the same shade of dark brown you see on a polished chestnut shell. Its thick, viscous consistency glides over the smooth surfaces of the glass with the soft, slow motion movements of maple syrup. The bouquet is impossible to forget as it leaves notes of honey, brown sugar, roasted nut, rum cake, vanilla, white truffle, candied apricot and moist pipe tobacco firmly etched in your memory. The blend is 50-50 Sangiovese and Malvasia. You don’t drink this wine. You slurp it down instead, savoring each tiny drop. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2040.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2013)

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Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chateau Clerc-Milon, Pauillac 2010 (750 ml) Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chateau Clerc-Milon, Pauillac 2010 (750 ml)

WA 94, JS 94, WS 94, WE 94

One the finest Clerc Milons I have ever tasted, and showing better from bottle than from barrel, this blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and the rest a tiny bit of Carmenere and Petit Verdot has a complex nose of cedar wood, red and black fruits, white chocolate and creme de cassis. A very powerful wine at 14.5% natural alcohol (quite high for a Medoc), this wine has impressive purity and texture, a full-bodied mouthfeel, relatively sweet tannin, but an already endearing complexity, length and richness that are hard to ignore. This is a superb effort and one of the wines that is usually reasonably priced among the classified growths.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Feb, 2013)

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Domaine Robert Chevillon Les Vaucrains, Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru 2014 (750 ml) Domaine Robert Chevillon Les Vaucrains, Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru 2014 (750 ml)

WA 94

Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, the 2014 Nuits St Georges 1er Cru les Vaucrains has a deep, evolving bouquet with more black fruit than red, quite minerally and tensile with fine delineation. It appears to gain vigor with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tension and impressive structure. It has the substance and depth to suggest a 2014 built for the long haul, and while it is rough around the edges at the moment, I expect it will be glorious in a decade's time. Chevillon's best wine of the vintage? I think so. Tasted September 2017.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2017)

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Odette Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District 2014 (750 ml) Odette Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District 2014 (750 ml)

WA 95

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. The wine has terrific aromatics of graphite, spring flowers, and some blackberry and blueberry fruit. Full-bodied, elegant, but also substantial and long, this is super-impressive, rich wine can be approached now or cellared for 20 or more years.

Owned by the Getty family, the Odette estate in Stags Leap burst on the scene a few years back with a bevy of great wines, and it looks set to continue building an impressive portfolio.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2016)

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Chateau Le Gay, Pomerol 2012 (750 ml) Chateau Le Gay, Pomerol 2012 (750 ml)

WA 94+, WE 93-95, WS 92-95,

This is a beautiful, dense, meaty, purple-colored wine, with loads of earth, iron, blackberry and cassis fruit. It is full-bodied, rich and opulent with great length, terrific purity and surprisingly sweeter tannin than I would expect from this terroir that tends to produce a masculine style of wine. Impressive and backward, this Le Gay should drink well for at least 20 years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (April, 2015)

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Domaine Jamet Cote Rotie, Rhone 2014 (750 ml) Domaine Jamet Cote Rotie, Rhone 2014 (750 ml)

V 93-95, WA 92

The 2014 Côte Rôtie is elegant, medium-bodied, seamless and already thoroughly enjoyable, with lots of raspberry and blackberry fruit, bouquet garni, pepper, and violet aromas and flavors. It will be interesting to see if this wine closes down with a year or two in bottle, but I suspect it will drink nicely for 15 years or so.

Jean-Paul and Corinne Jamet continue to fashion a staunchly traditional Côte Rôtie that’s not destemmed and is aged in a tiny amount of new oak. They also make an impressive Côtes du Rhône (red and white) and a new cuvée, their Condrieu Vernillon. Regarding the 2015 vintage, this was compared to 1999 by Jean Paul, which is a vintage he disliked early on and found too over the top. He commented that it came around with cellaring. I have to agree with him, as I love his 1999.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2016)

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Bibi Graetz Testamatta 2009 (750 ml) Bibi Graetz Testamatta 2009 (750 ml)

JS 95, WS 92

This red is supple, with bright cherry fruit offsetting the firm tannins. Tobacco and leather flavors, with a hint of tar, add complexity as this persists through the lingering aftertaste of tobacco and spice. Sangiovese. Drink now through 2021.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (April, 2013)

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Claude Dugat Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits 2013 (750 ml) Claude Dugat Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits 2013 (750 ml)

WS 92


Pure, boasting kirsch, raspberry, floral and mineral flavors, all etched into a lean frame. A solid structure provides support, but overall this is elegant and racy. Best from 2019 through 2029. 150 cases imported.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (2016)

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Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau 2013 (1.5 Liter) Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau 2013 (1.5 Liter)

WS 92

Rather perfumy up front, with savory, mint and incense notes leading the way for silky cherry and raspberry coulis flavors. The finish is lined with subtle tobacco, warm stone and floral hints, ending with a light balsam twinge. This should put on some weight with age. Best from 2017 through 2026.

- James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (Nov, 2015)

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E. Guigal Chateau d'Ampuis Cote Rotie 2011 (750 ml) E. Guigal Chateau d'Ampuis Cote Rotie 2011 (750 ml)

WA 95-96, WS 95

A wine that will be in bottle by the time you read this, the 2012 Cote Rotie Chateau d’Ampuis (it always incorporates 7% Viognier) will check in behind the sensational 2009 and 2010, but should be on par with the 2005 and 2003. Cassis, licorice, smoked meats, graphite and peppery spice all emerge from this beautifully concentrated, full-bodied, seamless Cote Rotie that has building, ripe tannin, terrific purity and a blockbuster finish. It will have 20-25 years of longevity.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2015)

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Fisher Cabernet Sauvignon Lamb Vineyard 2009 (750 ml) Fisher Cabernet Sauvignon Lamb Vineyard 2009 (750 ml)

IWC 93, WA 91

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Lamb Vineyard possesses gorgeous textural elegance and depth. Black cherries, plush, licorice, spices and flowers blossom with time in the glass as the wine opens up gradually. The 2009 boasts considerable richness and weight, not to mention terrific overall balance. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.

- Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (Feb, 2012)

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Daou Vineyards Estate Soul of a Lion Red 2013 (750 ml) Daou Vineyards Estate Soul of a Lion Red 2013 (750 ml)

WA 96

One of the gems in this stacked lineup is the 2013 Soul Of A Lion, which is a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend that includes 10% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot. Aged 22 months in new French oak, this full-bodied, rich, mineral-laced and incredibly textured beauty offers up classic California notes of graphite, coffee bean, ripe black currants and chalky minerality. Drink this full-bore, pedal to the metal effort anytime over the coming 10-15 years (and I wouldn't be surprised to see it keep for longer either).

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2016)

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E. Guigal Chateau d'Ampuis Cote Rotie 2013 (750 ml) E. Guigal Chateau d'Ampuis Cote Rotie 2013 (750 ml)

WS 95, WA 94+

Tasted as a final blend and scheduled to be bottled just after my visit, the 2013 Côte Rôtie Chateau d’Ampuis is a smokin’ good wine in the vintage. Deep, concentrated and structured, with classic and masculine notes of graphite, smoked black fruits and crushed rocks, this full-bodied beauty has bright acidity, ripe tannin and beautiful length. It needs 7-8 years of cellaring to hit maturity and will have two to three decades of overall longevity.

- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2016)

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Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2006 (750 ml) Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2006 (750 ml)

WE 95, WS 94, JS 93

Artist Sandro Chia and his team have delivered a lush, modern, approachable and opulent riserva with aromas of spice, ripe fruit, chocolate fudge and red cherry. This is a round and supple wine, with a soft, generous mouthfeel backed by firm structure and bright acidity. Best from 2015 through 2032.

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Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2004 (750 ml) Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2004 (750 ml)

WA 93

Canalicchio di Sopra’s 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is an intense, full-bodied red that is simply captivating for its seamless dark fruit and superb depth. Rich, round and delicious, this racy Brunello offers plenty of dark fruit with sweet scents of licorice, leather and spices that linger on the long, refined finish. Clean notes of minerality give the wine superb balance. This is easily the most elegant, refined Brunello I have tasted yet from Canalicchio di Sopra and is one of the highlights in 2004. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2022.

- Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (April, 2008)

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Domaine Laroche Les Clos, Chablis Grand Cru 2012 (750 ml) Domaine Laroche Les Clos, Chablis Grand Cru 2012 (750 ml)

WE 96, WS 93

This wine has weight, structure and richness. Spice comes from wood aging while the texture is concentrated and dense. It's powerful, full of apple and crisp pear flavors that are tight and firm. There is a dusty, almost tannic character to this powerful wine that is still young. Drink from 2018.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Oct, 2015)

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Luciano Sandrone Cannubi Boschis, Barolo 2012 (750 ml) Luciano Sandrone Cannubi Boschis, Barolo 2012 (750 ml)

WA 94, WS 94


The 2012 Barolo Cannubi Boschis is a solid and tighter wine compared to the 2012 Le Vigne. Having said that, it veers close to being too austere and hard-bodied, especially at this young stage of its life. Of Sandrone's two new Barolo releases, this wine definitely needs more time to evolve and soften with extra years of bottle aging. The tannins are more evident and the wine's firm backbone acts to support dark fruit flavors with distant accents of spice, licorice and tobacco.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (June, 2016)

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Giuseppe Mascarello e Figlio Monprivato, Barolo 2011 (750 ml) Giuseppe Mascarello e Figlio Monprivato, Barolo 2011 (750 ml)

WE 95, WA 95, WS 95

No matter the vintage - hot or cold - this special wine always stays true to itself. The 2011 Barolo Monprivato is not as precise or polished as the excellent 2010 vintage, but the wine offers abundant elegance and generosity nonetheless. Dark fruit is followed by pipe tobacco, licorice and cola. These elements achieve a beautiful level of balance, depth and unity. Some tartness appears on the close. This wine demonstrates that you can't beat an excellent vineyard site when it comes to making iconic wines.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (June, 2016)

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Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Vino da Tavola 2011 (750 ml) Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Vino da Tavola 2011 (750 ml)

WA 95, WS 95, IWC 94, V 94

The 2011 Flaccianello della Pieve is 100% Sangiovese aged 24 months in new French oak and two months in large oak cask. I’m not sure how Fontodi does it, but this edition of Flaccianello is simply beautiful. It is a seamless expression with lingering tones of red cherry, coffee, spice, truffle and red rose that flow harmoniously into unison. In the mouth, the wine shows great opulence and textural richness that is pushed forward by the stylistic softness of the tannins and the wine’s inner freshness. Pretty menthol tones appear on the finish. Drink: 2015-2030.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2014)

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Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml) Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml)

WA 91-94

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is still in barrel and looks to be a 25- to 35-year wine. It is much softer than one normally expects from the old classic vintages of Randy Dunn, but the son seems to be trying to build more approachability into the wines without sacrificing any of their sheer concentration and extract. Blue and black fruits, earth, truffle notes, camphor and creosote are all present in this big, juicy, succulent mountain Cabernet Sauvignon that should be approachable young, hit its peak in 10-15 years and last 25-30.

This iconic winery has some pretty stunning Cabernets for those with patience and cold cellars. Their estate on Howell Mountain now extends to 34 acres of vines. Randy Dunn’s son, Mike, is now running the show and may be picking slightly riper than his dad would have done.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2016)

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Giorgio Pelissero Barbaresco Vanotu 2009 (750 ml) Giorgio Pelissero Barbaresco Vanotu 2009 (750 ml)

IWC 93+, WA 93+

Higher-pitched on the nose than the Nubiola and Tulin, offering scents of black fruits, violet and dried rose. Juicy and energetic in a calcaire way, combining attractive sweetness with excellent definition. This is every bit as sweet as the 2008 Vanotu, with even more floral character in the mouth. The superb mounting back end features firm-edged tannins and noteworthy verve. In style, this really transcends the vintage.

- Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2012)

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Macauley Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013 (750 ml) Macauley Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013 (750 ml)

WA 94+

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve has an inky blue/black color, tremendous body and richness, and really seems even stronger than the two Beckstoffer cuvées, which is hard to believe. This is intense, full-bodied, with layers of flavor and a great finish. Drink it over the next 20 years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2015)

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Louis Latour Chateau Corton Grancey Grand Cru 2015 (750 ml) Louis Latour Chateau Corton Grancey Grand Cru 2015 (750 ml)

WE 95, WS 94

A rich style, sporting cherry, raspberry, spice and earth flavors. Moderate tannins lend support, while the flavors persist on the long finish. Though balanced overall, this tightens up at the end, suggesting that the best is yet to come. Best from 2021 through 2038.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Nov, 2017)

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Palmaz Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2014 (750 ml) Palmaz Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2014 (750 ml)

The Palmazes bought a forgotten stone winery, a fine old house badly in need of renovation, and acres of land that had once produced fine Napa wines. The little valley had been the site of Cedar Knoll Vineyard and Winery, founded in 1881 by Henry Hagen, one of Napa Valley’s pioneer winemakers. Henry Hagen produced wines that garnered many awards, including a silver medal at the Paris Exposition of 1889. During that era, Cedar Knoll was one of Napa’s premier wineries. The vineyards survived the Wine Country’s phylloxera infestation in the 1890s, but Prohibition was fatal. The winery fell into disrepair and the vineyards lay fallow for nearly eighty years. Today, the vineyards are burgeoning, the restored Hagen house is a family home again, and the winery has been reinvented.

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Far Niente Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml) Far Niente Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (750 ml)

WA 91


One of the iconic wineries of Napa Valley, this blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec has produced a relatively restrained and elegant 2014, with pure crème de cassis fruit, some incense, licorice and subtle background barrique. It is medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannin, plenty of charm, and a relatively velvety smooth finish with well-integrated tannins and wood. This is approachable now and should continue to evolve nicely for 15-20 years.

- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2016)

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Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Rose NV (1.5 Liter) Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Rose NV (1.5 Liter)

WS 90

There's a smoky underpinning to this firm rosé, with the lively bead carrying delicate flavors of white raspberry, toast, orange peel and ground ginger. Drink now through 2019.

- Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (Dec, 2016)

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Livio Sassetti Pertimali Brunello di Montalcino 2011 (1.5 Liter) Livio Sassetti Pertimali Brunello di Montalcino 2011 (1.5 Liter)

WE 94, WA 92

Floral and refined, this opens with alluring scents of violet, iris, perfumed berry, earth and a whiff of pressed powder. The savory, elegant palate offers up juicy wild cherry, raspberry, truffle, anise and white pepper framed in a network of silky tannins. It's already extremely accessible and will offer fine drinking pleasure for the near and mid-term.

- Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (May, 2016)

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Masi Mazzano Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2007 (750 ml) Masi Mazzano Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2007 (750 ml)

WA 96, WS 94

Truly drop-dead gorgeous is the 2007 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Mazzano. I think the 2007 vintage is one of the best expressions of Mazzano ever made. This is a finely elaborate and intriguing vinous creation that shines bright like a piece of classic marble sculpture. There is a subtle gloss and patina to the wine that gives it extra smoothness and silkiness to the touch. Likewise, its aromas of white mineral, spice, blackcurrant and licorice are finely etched and defined. Timeless Mazzano will keep in your cellar for ten years or more.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Nov, 2014)

Our Price: $142.99