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Haras de Pirque 'Hussonet' Gran Rsv Cabernet Sauv 2011
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95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "A classy cabernet with mint, walnut, spearmint and black currant character. Full body, solid core of fruit and lots of polished tannins that gives the wine form. A red made by the great Italian winemaking family of Antinori. Better in 2017"   " The Gran Reserva wines express
Item Number: 21259
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Domaine Lafage 'Bastide' Miraflors 2014
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92  "A steal from Lafage is the 2014 Bastide Miraflors, which is a Cotes du Roussillon, and a blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache, with the Grenache aged in concrete tanks and the Syrah in 500-liter demi-muids. Lafage makes more expensive wines than this, but certainly excels with his
Item Number: 21541
Bottle:$11.75
Case: $141.00
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Bodegas Abanico Hazana Vinas Viejas 2014
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 “The 2014 Hazana Vinas Viejas is simply one of the greatest values in Rioja that money can buy. A blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano, this collaboration between importer Eric Solomon and the owner and winemaker has produced an absolutely amazing Rioja from 45- to 70-year-old
Item Number: 21320
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Man Vintners 'Steen' Chenin Blanc 2015
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2015 Free Run Steen Chenin Blanc has an attractive nose with fresh grapefruit and passion fruit scents that are well defined and articulate the variety with clarity. The palate is well balanced with crisp grapefruit and light honeyed tones, very harmonious with well judged
Item Number: 21236
Bottle:$6.85
Case: $82.20
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Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015
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90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "Even big brands like Oyster Bay benefitted from the excellent vintage conditions in 2015, so consumers shouldn't be shy about trying some of them. This medium-bodied wine has a pleasant, silky texture, understated graphite and citrus aromas and flavors, and a long, mouthwatering
Item Number: 21213
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Chateau Cascadais Corbieres 2012
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "Another outstanding wine from winemaker Veronique Courrian (I loved their 2011), the 2012 Corbières (35% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 20% Carignan and the rest Mourvèdre and Cinsault) was brought up in equal parts concrete tank and 3-year-old barrels. It’s a medium to full-bodied,
Item Number: 21372
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Wines of Substance Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90-92 "Tasted out of barrel, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon should be just as good as the 2013. Seeing all native yeast, 42 days on skins, 12 months in French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered, it offers classic plum and blackberry fruit intermixed with ample licorice, toasted bread
Item Number: 21516
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Domaine de Remizieres Crozes Hermitage Blanc 2012
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Showing much better than last year, the 2012 Crozes Hermitage Cuvee Particuliere Blanc (100% Marsanne) has a rich, concentrated and fleshy feel to go with plenty of stone fruits, white currants and minerality. Enjoy this medium to full-bodied, layered and textured beauty over the
Item Number: 21565
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $119.70
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Paul Hobbs 'Dr Crane Beckstof' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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100  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 100 "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard has a Mission Haut-Brion-on-steroids character, as it seems to be all gravel pit. Loads of wet pebbles, graphite, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a full-bodied opulence, and just a killer, skyscraper-like mouthfeel and
Item Number: 21405
Bottle:$289.95
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Bodegas Naia Verdejo 2014
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "Green-tinged straw. Fresh flowers, mineral-accented Meyer lemon, melon and an exotic hint of passion fruit on the deeply perfumed nose. Pliant and broad in the mouth, offering juicy pit and tropical fruit flavors that tighten up in the mid-palate. The floral quality repeats on a
Item Number: 21747
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Obalo Crianza 2011
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90  Wine Enthusiast 
Josh Raynolds 91 "(all tempranillo; aged for a year in new French oak): Dark purple. Exotically perfumed aromas of fresh dark berries, toasty oak, incense and fresh flowers, with a mineral element adding vivacity. Vibrant cherry and blackberry flavors show very good clarity, gaining in sweetness
Item Number: 21410
Bottle:$15.85
Case: $190.20
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Muri Gries Lagrein Rosato 2015
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "Bright pink-red. Aromas and flavors of rose, violet, licorice, flint and red cherry are juicy, fresh and meaty. Big, solid Rosato showcasing just how suited Lagrein is to making Rosato wines ("Kretzer" on the label is the German word for Rosato)."~Ian D'Agata  "The ancient
Item Number: 21441
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Domaine Remizieres Hermitage Cuvee Emile 2011
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "Looking at the releases in bottle, the 2011 Hermitage Cuvee Emilie is another rock star that offers thrilling notes of black raspberry, charcoal, leather, pepper and serious minerality to go with a rich, full-bodied profile on the palate. Fresh, pure and lively, with surprising
Item Number: 21566
Bottle:$65.95
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La Rioja Alta '904' Rioja Gran Reserva 2005
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "The 2005 Gran Reserva 904 is a superb blend of Tempranillo from the villages of Briñas, Labastida and Villalba with 10% Graciano from Briones and Rodezno. The grapes were destemmed and crushed and fermented in stainless steel for 18 days at 25 C. Malolactic fermentation was
Item Number: 21374
Bottle:$42.95
Case: $515.40
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O'Shaughnessy 'Napa Valley' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "O'Shaughnessy's 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is once again one of the very best wines readers will find in its price range. A host of sweet red cherry, plum, blueberry, rose petal and mocha notes flesh out as this super-inviting, luscious Cabernet shows off its compelling
Item Number: 21263
Bottle:$78.95
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Condado de Haza Tempranillo 2012
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine spectator 93"This rich red shows a deep core of plum, bramble and mineral,with notes of loam and game that impart a savory character. Solidtannins support a thick texture, while balsamic acidity keeps thisbalanced. Austere but harmonious. Drink now through 2024"
Item Number: 21245
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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Tedeschi 'Classico' Amarone 2011
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93"Sleek by Amarone standards, this opens with aromas of ripe black cherry, ground pepper, raisin and a whiff of blue flower. On the palate, finely woven tannins support raspberry jam, black pepper, cocoa and a cinnamon note."
Item Number: 21411
Bottle:$47.95
Case: $287.70
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Bedrock Wine Co. Weill Vyd 'Exposition #3' Syrah 2012
99  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 99 "My favorite, as it would be if we were tasting Guigal’s La Mouline, is the 2012 Proprietary Red Weill Vineyard Exposition 3, which is 84% Syrah and 16% Viognier with 10% whole-clusters. From a south-facing block, this is definitely a wine of great intensity and incredible
Item Number: 21609
Bottle:$125.95
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Pascal Jolivet Pouilly Fume AC 2014
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93""This shows incredible stony, flinty and steely character. Lemon rind and apples. Full-bodied, round yet fresh the same time. Long finish. Drink now." ~J.S.
Item Number: 21277
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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Turley 'Estate' Zinfandel 2014
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "From their home property, the 2014 Zinfandel Turley Estate (15.6% alcohol) is another gorgeously delicious, full-bodied Zinfandel with a dense ruby/purple color, loads of blueberry, black raspberry and black cherry fruit, a lavish, opulent mouthfeel, and terrific purity and
Item Number: 21673
Bottle:$58.95
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Villa Pillo 'Borgoforte' Red 2013
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"This boasts black currant, olive and tobacco flavors, with cherry and iron notes coming in as this firms up on the finish. Drink now through 2020."
Item Number: 21226
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Bedrock Wine Co. 'North Coast' Syrah 2014
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "The 2014 Syrah North Coast is absolutely delicious. Sweet red cherry, plum, savory herbs, mint and pomegranate are all pushed forward in a supple, forward Syrah that hits all the right notes. A dollop of Viognier adds brightness to the finish, but this is a relatively lush style.
Item Number: 21665
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Il Fauno di Arcanum Toscana 2011
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "A red with attractive currant, blueberry and spice character on the nose and palate. Full body, very silky and polished tannins and a ripe and rich finish. Shows the ripeness of the vintage. Yet this remains fresh and bright. A Bordeaux blend with a touch of Sangiovese. Drink or
Item Number: 21726
Bottle:$22.95
Case: $275.40
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Villa Maria 'Private Bin' Sauvignon Blanc 2015
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Light and crisp, with tangy lime, melon and peach flavors that are succulent and smooth, finishing juicy, with plenty of focus and intensity."
Item Number: 21533
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Mas Belles Eaux Les Coteaux 2009
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91Effusively fruity and creamy, with well-defined flavors of red currant, wild plum and boysenberry that are matched with seductive notes of sandalwood. Blood orange and dark chocolate give this an added layer of intensity, with a refined finish. Drink now through 2018.
Item Number: 21589
Bottle:$9.95
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