New Wine Arrivals

Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia 2012
100  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 96-100 “Joseph Phelps’ flagship wines include the incredibly ageworthy Insignia. The 2012 Insignia Proprietary Red is composed of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc, all aged 24 months in 100% new French oak. The vintage was of such
Item Number: 19460
Case: $1,133.70

Chateau du Cedre 'Heritage' Malbec 2012
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 "From one of the top estates in Cahors, this complex, dense wine is both structured and packed with great fruit. At the moment, the tannins are in charge, big, bold and dense. Over the next few years the opulent black fruits will come out strongly, bringing richness along with
Item Number: 19409
Case: $155.40

Sella & Mosca Terre Rare Reserva Carignano 2010
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 Top 100 Best Buys of 2015, Rank #1 "This elegantly structured wine opens with aromas of black plum, mocha, Mediterranean herbs and a hint of scorched earth. The round, enveloping palate doles out ripe black cherry, blackberry, cinnamon and white pepper, while firm, silky tannins
Item Number: 19320
Case: $167.40

Vallana Gattinara Nebbiolo 2006
95  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 95 "Alpine herb, underbrush, pressed rose petal, dried berry and a balsamic note are some of the aromas you’ll find in this elegant Nebbiolo. It’s still remarkably youthful, with bright red cherry, fresh raspberry, clove, white pepper and mineral flavors accented by notes of
Item Number: 19257
Case: $323.40

O'Shaughnessy 'Howell Mtn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
95  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 95 "Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, new leather, tobacco, cloves and mocha meld together in the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain. Rich, ample and textured, the 2012 is full of intensity. The contours are quite soft, though, which makes the 2012 unusually gentle and tamed for a
Item Number: 19403

Yalumba 'Eden Valley' Shiraz/Viognier 2009
94  James Halliday 
James Halliday 94 "Deep colour; fragrant and savoury red fruit and violet bouquet, showing some peppery complexity; medium bodied and generously fruited, the mineral, savoury underpinning provides freshness and length on the finish."  Wine Spectator 91 "Supple, lithe and expressive, this is
Item Number: 19310
Case: $167.40

Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91-93 "I think even a step up over the killer 2013, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with notions of black raspberry, cassis, spice and licorice. More textured, voluptuous, layered and concentrated than all of the previous vintages, it will have an easy 10-15 years of
Item Number: 19302
Case: $287.40

Vinas Del Cenit Demora 2007
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 "Lower in price than Cenit’s Old Vines, but to me this is a better, more open wine with bacon, spice and bold black-fruit aromas. The palate is full but retains finesse as well as big tannins; flavors of black fruits come with chocolate, coffee and spice. Full-force stuff but
Item Number: 19352
Case: $191.40

Dandelion 'March Hare of the Barossa' Mataro 2012
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "A dark, brooding, very concentrated mataro that has deep, ripe plums and blue fruits on the nose with a wealth of dark spices. Really engaging and gently earthy. This has all the haunting allure of this variety at its finest. The palate's got tensile strength at its core,
Item Number: 19416
Case: $239.40

Domaine les Aphillanthes Rasteau 2012
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92-95 "The 2012 Rasteau Cuvee 1921, which is almost all Grenache, looks to be just as good and has remarkable polish and elegance in the appellation. Exhibiting perfumed notes of sweet raspberry, licorice, mineral and tinges of chocolate, this full-bodied, intense, seamless and
Item Number: 19357
Case: $311.40

Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico 2010
96  Decanter 
Decanter 96 "Gloriously dark and twisted, like an italian folklore tale. Stubborn, defiant Sangiovese: giant's arms of tannins cross protectively over fine fruit. Has an eerie note of dust, that I love but rarely now find in Chianti, hanging like cobwebs. Spellbinding. Drink 2015-2030."  "This
Item Number: 19297

Robert Mondavi 'Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95 "An iron fist in a velvet glove, this wine begins with a supple, rich core of currant, black cherry, anise and sage, firming up with tannins from oak and grape. Glides along gracefully, never losing the core fruitiness, while the tannins and gravelly earth accents lend the flavors
Item Number: 19430
Case: $719.70

Rodney Strong 'Rockaway' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94 "A remarkable wine that exhibits powerful flavors of ripe currant, blackberry and cherry along with pleasing notes of cedary cigar box, dried herb, green olive and tea. Ends with firm, dusty tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2028. 1,808 cases made." ~ JL  Wine advocate
Item Number: 19459
Case: $779.40

Domaine Sorin Bandol Rose 2014
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 "With all the extra richness that comes from a Bandol rosé, this is a full wine, rounded with a touch of caramel as well as generous berry fruits. The blend is 60% Mouvèdre, 25% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 5% Carignan. The acidity gives a lift to the concentration of the wine. It
Item Number: 19191
Case: $203.40

Vincent Dampt 'Vaillons' Chablis 2014
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons is a huge step up from the 2013 (and both were tasted blind.) Here is another example of a fine, mineral-driven bouquet from this premier cru vineyard: chalk and flint notes permeating the veil of citrus lemon and lending it terroir expression.
Item Number: 19335
Case: $347.40
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Ramey 'Ritchie' Chardonnay 2012
97  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 97 "This wine is deliciously elegant yet decadently rich in all the right ways, from a prime, longtime vineyard source planted to vines over 40 years old. Honeyed apple comes to the fore amid lush, formidable layers of complexity and high-minded pursuit, never getting bogged down,
Item Number: 19404

Paul Hobbs 'Russian River' Pinot Noir 2013
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "The 2013 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) is quite pretty, with a little more aromatic nuance, brightness and overall delineation than the 2012, but a bit less mid-palate exuberance. Dark red cherries, blueberries, cloves, lavender and mint flesh out in a juicy Russian River Pinot
Item Number: 19361

Clelia Romano 'Colli di Lapio' Fiano di Avellino 2014
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "Bright straw. Lemon verbena and chamomile notes complicate ripe apricot and pear on the nose and palate. Rich and round, conveying a tactile mouthfeel that is no doubt due to the must staying in contact with the lees for 23 months. Finishes fresh and very long, with a lacy stony
Item Number: 19434
Case: $227.40
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Chateau Bouscasse Madiran Red 2009
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 "Bouscassé is the home estate of Alain Brumont, who also owns Château Montus. The wine may be six years old, but it is still dark and very firm. Dense tannins still show strongly over the tarry black fruits. Just wait and this wine will reveal its richness and smoothness while
Item Number: 19321
Case: $239.40

Lancaster 'Estate' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is much more polished than the 2009 tasted alongside it. Asphalt, smoke, tobacco, licorice and tar all flow as this sumptuous Cabernet shows off its sexy, undeniably appealing personality. Hints of mocha and espresso add a resonant warmth that is hugely
Item Number: 19192
Case: $587.40
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Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2014
91  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 91 "Pale, bright straw-yellow. Pure, vibrant, ripe aromas of lemon, grapefruit pith, gooseberry and fresh herbs. Pliant and concentrated if still a bit laid-back, showing a lovely sugar/acid balance. The broad finish features brisk grapefruit and mineral flavors and sneaky
Item Number: 19187
Case: $143.40

Molettieri 'Cinque Querce' Aglianico Taurasi 2006
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2006 Taurasi Vigna Cinque Querce is an utterly impeccable, brilliant wine. Vibrant dark cherries, flowers, and minerals all flow onto the palate with remarkable concentration. The proverbial iron fist in a velvet glove, the Taurasi Vigna Cinque Querce delivers incredible
Item Number: 19331
Case: $407.40

Stags' Leap Winery Petite Sirah 2012
92  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 92  "A fabulous wine, the 2012 Petite Sirah was co-fermented with 1% Viognier, and includes 12% Syrah, 8% Grenache and 2% Carignan in the blend. Beautiful aromas of lavender, acacia flowers, blueberries, black raspberries, licorice and graphite emerge from this full-bodied, rich
Item Number: 19478
Case: $371.40

Pahlmeyer Merlot 2012
97  James Suckling 
James Suckling 97 Indigo at the core with garnet edges, this gorgeous Merlot leads with aromas of candied violet, red plum and ripe fig. A beautiful freshness accompanies mouthwatering flavors of dark red cherry and raspberry, layers of deep blue fruits and sophisticated notes of savory grilled
Item Number: 19391
Case: $863.40

Mendel Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from a vineyard in Perdriel, in the classic quarter of Luján de Cuyo. It matured in French oak barrels (new and used) for some 12 to 14 months. There was a very acute note of blood and iron, call it mineral if you want, that is very distinct
Item Number: 19410