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Chappellet Cervantes Pinot Noir 2012
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90  Cellar Tracker 
Cellar Tracker 90+  "A compelling expression of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, this wines delivers both elegance and concentration, with great definition and varietal purity. The nose is driven by wild berries, black cherry and spice, underscored by warm and inviting chocolate aromas, as well as complex
Item Number: 21180
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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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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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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Stonestreet 'Estate' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
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93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93 "This wine is quite an accomplishment in flavor and complexity given the vintage and the price. From high-altitude vineyards atop the Mayacamas, it delivers peppercorn, herb and fine, well-integrated tannins, with mellow oak. Graphite and cedar also figure into the mix, with a
Item Number: 21100
Bottle:$26.95
Case: $323.40
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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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For a Song Riesling 2013
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90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 Top 100 Best Values  "Polished, open and refreshing, with lively pear, floral and chalk flavors that dance enticingly through the deft, lightly sweet finish. Drink now."  For a Song Wines is a collaborative effort between wine maker Kyle Johnson and wine importer/distributor
Item Number: 21169
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015
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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Marco & Vittorio Adriano Barbaresco Basarin 2011
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93This rich red is fruity and solidly built, showing flavors of cherry, strawberry, leather, underbrush and tar. Harmonious, offering a glimpse of where this will be in a few years. Best from 2018 through 2030.
Item Number: 21093
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2013
99  James Suckling 
James Suckling 98-99  "A significant pinot noir that displays immense quality, depth and completeness tasted ahead of bottling. Very complex indeed with exotic spices, meaty charcuterie and game meats. A fabulous array of different cherry fruit characters, hints of citrus zest and saffron plus some
Item Number: 21078
Bottle:$45.95
Case: $551.40
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Roth Estate 'Heritage' Red Blend 2013
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 The 2013 Heritage is a beauty. Supple, well-integrated, velvety tannins, sweet black and red currant fruit, some cedar wood, earth and spice are all present in this full-bodied, complex, red. Although Bordeaux-inspired, the ripeness and purity of fruit clearly suggest Northern
Item Number: 20980
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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Paul Hobbs 'Napa Crossbarn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "Even better news is the Crossbarn 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa. There are 10,500+ cases of this wine, and while $50.00 is hardly a bargain, this is a brilliant wine from Hobbs. There is a little Merlot and Cabernet Franc in the blend, but it reflects this great vintage, revealing
Item Number: 21003
Bottle:$42.95
Case: $515.40
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Obalo Crianza 2011
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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Barbara Fores 'Blanc' Grenache Blanc 2013
97  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "(97% garnatxa blanca and 3% viognier; all stainless steel): Green-tinged yellow. Mineral-driven lemon and quince aromas show very good clarity and energy, with a hint of pear adding depth. Dry and nervy on the palate, offering bitter quince and citrus zest flavors and a touch of
Item Number: 20961
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Turley 'Juvenile' Zinfandel 2014
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "The 2014 Zinfandel Juvenile is gracious, intensely perfumed and light on its feet, with striking purity and terrific overall balance. Rose petal, sweet red cherry, plum, mint and cinnamon add lift in a finessed, refreshing Zinfandel that is best enjoyed young, while the flavors
Item Number: 21268
Bottle:$28.95
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Lancaster 'Estate' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90-92+ The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley, which is 77% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, is their biggest cuvée of 3,640 cases. It is scheduled for bottling in January of 2015. Hints of graphite, black raspberry and
Item Number: 21115
Bottle:$48.95
Case: $293.70
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Martinelli 'Bondi Home Ranch' Pinot Noir 2014
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "The cool-climate 2014 Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch, from the Green Valley in the Russian River, is absolutely spectacular. It saw 80% new oak because it was so concentrated, and it seems to have sucked it up and only reveals just a slight wood spice to its full-bodied, beautifully
Item Number: 20967
Bottle:$56.95
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Seghesio 'Sonoma' Zinfandel 2014
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93"Plump and luscious, this is jam-packed with fruit. Lively blackberry, pepper and other spice box aromas lead to ripe and rich flavors of black raspberry, caramel and licorice. There are more complex Zinfandels, but few that are more enjoyable to drink. Drink now through 2022."
Item Number: 21144
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Francis Ford Coppola 'Votre Sante' Chardonnay 2013
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "This delicious wine holds back a little on the aromas, but gives up a palate of enticing fruit and baking spice flavors dressed in accents of butter and toasted almonds. It offers a little more textural interest and a little less obvious ripeness than its competitors. Best Buy"
Item Number: 21084
Bottle:$9.95
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La Rioja Alta 'Vina Ardanza' Rioja Reserva 2007
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2007 Viña Ardanza Reserva is a blend of Tempranillo with 20% Garnacha, the Tempranillo from 30-year-old vineyards La Cuesta and Montecillo in the villages of Fuenmayor and Cenicero, and the Garnacha from old head-pruned vines at 600 meters altitude in Tudelilla, in Rioja Baja,
Item Number: 21151
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $311.40
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E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2012
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 A wine that should be on the market by the time you read this, the 2012 Cotes du Rhone from Guigal is a smokin' value that offers classic southern Rhone notes of peppery herbs, smoked earth and almost chocolatey dark fruits. Medium plus-bodied, concentrated, with both fine tannin
Item Number: 21048
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc 2014
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 Top 100: 2015, Rank: 40"Graceful, with fragrant orange blossom, ruby grapefruit and white peach flavors that are fresh and lively, set on a light, lithe body. Appealing lime zest and passion fruit accents show on the long finish." Drink now. 38,000 cases made.
Item Number: 21081
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Aurelio Settimo Barolo 2010
95  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Advocate 94 The 2010 Barolo is a very nice surprise with some sweet almond (just a touch) next to traditional aromas. It is very satisfying, with pretty, dusty tannins, and showing big intensity. This is a real treat with some youthful sourness that needs to blow off with time. It is dusty,
Item Number: 21014
Bottle:$39.95
Case: $479.40
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La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino 2010
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95  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 95 "La Gerla's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is absolutely delicious. Dark red cherries, plums, mint, smoke, tobacco and licorice flesh out in a wine that offers notable depth, structure and power. The 2010 is medium in body and also quite polished, yet there is a level of inner
Item Number: 20979
Bottle:$44.95
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Chateau Puech Haut Tete De Belier Rose 2015
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91-93 "My favorite of the Rosés is the 100% Mourvèdre 2015 Languedoc Saint Drezery Tete de Belier Rose. It’s vibrant pink/orange color is followed by fabulous notes of raspberries, peach pit and citrus that are carried by vibrant acidity, plenty of texture and a clean, refreshing
Item Number: 21171
Bottle:$29.95
Case: $179.70
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La Lecciaia Manapetra Riserva Brunello di Montalcino 2010
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96"Very tight and refined with beautiful spicy, dark fruit and dried mushroom character. Full and savory. Some iodine and salt character. Drink or hold." - J.S. (2/16)
Item Number: 21047
Bottle:$36.95
Case: $443.40
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