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Orin Swift Locations 'E-2' Spanish Red Blend 2012
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93  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 93"A blend of Grenache from Priorat, Rioja and Toro, Tempranillo from Rioja, and Carignan from Ribera del Duero and Carinyena. It has the same fermentation and upbringing as the French and Italian wines. Majestic, soaring black fruit aromas intermixed with forest floor, white flowers
Item Number: 14841
Bottle:$14.85
Case: $178.20
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Domaine Cabirau 'Maury Sec' Serge & Nicolas 2011
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95  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 95"This small estate was purchased by importer Dan Kravitz, and the early releases have exhibited considerable promise. The star at Domaine Cabirau is the 2011 Maury Sec. There are 500 cases of this blend of equal parts Grenache, Syrah and Carignan. I had it in a blind tasting with
Item Number: 15494
Bottle:$23.95
Case: $287.40
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Domaine les Aphillanthes 2011 Rasteau '1921' 2011
93  Robert Parker 
Wine Advocate 93"Even better and one of the wines of the vintage, the spectacular 2011 Rasteau 1921 is comprised of 90% Grenache, 7% Mourvedre and 3% Carignan, with the Grenache coming from vines planted in 1921. Offering up a stunning bouquet of black raspberry, licorice, spring flowers,
Item Number: 14875
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Finca Villacreces Pruno 2012
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93  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 93"This blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon emerges from a vineyard situated adjacent to one of the famous vineyards utilized to produce Spain’s greatest red wine, Vega Sicilia. Made from relatively old vines, the 2012 Pruno is a sexy, opulent, voluptuously textured
Item Number: 16445
Bottle:$16.85
Case: $202.20
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Xavier Vins Cotes du Rhone 2010
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90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90"Composed of 70% Grenache and the rest Mourvedre and Syrah, the 2010 Cotes du Rhone was aged in wood barrels (one-third) and tank (two-thirds). It possesses copious notes of garrigue, loamy soil, balsam wood, underbrush, kirsch and blacker fruits. This medium-bodied 2010 is ideal
Item Number: 16709
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 2010
100  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 100WE TOP 100 2013 Cellar Selections Rank 85"Almost black in color, this stunning wine is gorgeous, rich and dense. It's grand and powerful, with a strong sense of its own importance. The beautiful tannins and the fragrant black currant fruits are palpable. It's a great wine,
Item Number: 14432
Bottle:$1,174.95
Case: $14,099.40
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Michel Gassier 'Nostre Pais' Blanc 2012
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92"A wine that ended up being my house white over the holidays, the 2012 Costieres De Nimes Nostre Pais is an awesome effort that will compete with wines two to three times its price. A blend of 53% Grenache Blanc, 38% Roussanne, 6% Viognier and 3% Bourboulenc that was partially
Item Number: 14470
Bottle:$14.85
Case: $178.20
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The Royal Chenin Blanc Old Vines Steen 2013
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90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90"One of the greatest buys I have tasted this year is this under $10, 100% Chenin Blanc from the Western Cape. A super flowery-scented nose includes notions of ripe honeydew melons and pears. This medium-weight, fresh, fruity, crisp, dry, textbook Chenin Blanc will provide immense
Item Number: 15307
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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Chateau Canon-La Gaffeliere St. Emilion 2010
96  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 96WS TOP 100 2013 Rank 2"This takes the power of the vintage and puts it in its pocket for later, preferring instead to let mouthwatering briar, loganberry, mulberry and blackberry fruit strut its way forward, enlivened with roasted wood spice and supported by suavely but
Item Number: 15034
Bottle:$117.95
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Tintonegro 'Uco Valley' Malbec 2012
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91  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 91"The 2012 Malbec Uco Valley is a 4,000-case cuvee aged nine months in French oak, of which 10% was new. A beautiful, full-bodied, seriously endowed Malbec, it possesses a dense purple color along with a sweet bouquet of blueberry and black raspberry fruit interwoven with camphor,
Item Number: 15659
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Robert Mondavi 'Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
99  Anthony Dias Blue 
Anthony Dias Blue 99"A stunner-dignified and mature (yet so age-worthy). This wine is goosebump-giving world-class, from its blue violet nose to its elegant core. The gritty tannins soften and it evolves with a lava flow of dark chocolate and dark black cherry and cardamom, held up with acidity
Item Number: 14872
Bottle:$86.95
Case: $1,043.40
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Matchbook Tinto Rey 2009
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91  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 91"Another interesting concoction is the 2009 Tinto Rey, a blend of 40% Tempranillo, 35% Syrah, 19% Graciano, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Tannat that also spent 22 months in American, French and Hungarian oak. It reveals a rich, full mouthfeel in addition to abundant black and blue
Item Number: 15638
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Bedrock Wine Co 'Shebang!' Red Seventh Cuvee NV
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90"This is becoming one of the hottest red wine values in California. Made by Bedrock Winery’s Morgan Twain-Peterson, Shebang!’s non-vintage Red VII is a blend of 46% Zinfandel, 40% Grenache, 5% Alicante, 5% Petite Sirah and 4% Sangiovese that was aged in 50% new French oak. There
Item Number: 14584
Bottle:$11.45
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Donelan Family Wines 'Walker Vine Hill' Syrah 2010
95  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 95"A profound effort, the 2010 Syrah Walker Vine Hill (just under 14% natural alcohol) displays blueberry and blackberry liqueur notes intermixed with licorice, camphor and bouquet garni. Full-bodied with stunning richness, a head-turning, flamboyant perfume, and a long finish, it
Item Number: 15324
Bottle:$39.95
Case: $479.40
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Evodia Garnacha Altovinum 2013
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89  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 89"A custom cuvee from Eric Solomon, Altovinum’s 2013 Evodia is made from 100% old vine Grenache (some of it 100 years old), planted at 850- to 950-meter elevations in pure slate soils. It is a lovely, elegant, feminine-styled Grenache displaying notes of strawberries, cherries,
Item Number: 7829
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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Clos de Sarpe Bordeaux Blend 2008
95  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 95"A brilliant effort for this vintage, yields were a mere 10 hectoliters per hectare in 2008 and the result is only 8,000 bottles produced. Opulent, fleshy and full-bodied, this wine has reigned in the excruciatingly high level of tannins, but the 15% alcohol gives it loads of
Item Number: 10222
Bottle:$65.95
Case: $791.40
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Riondo Prosecco Prosecco Brut 1.5L
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90"This effusively fruity, light-bodied offering offers terrific floral notes, persistent effervescence, and a clean, delicate finish. There is not much body or weight in this crystal clean, pure, sparkling white. It is an ideal aperitif to enjoy over the next year. It is an amazing
Item Number: 9976
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Vinos de Arganza 'Flavium' 'Premium' Mencia 2008
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90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90"The 2008 Flavium Premium Mencia spent 20 months in French and American oak. Opulent, rich, and lengthy, it has the balance to drink well for 6-8 years but at the asking price most consumers will want to grab some immediate gratification. " ~ JM
Item Number: 6639
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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Clos de l'Oratoire St Emilion Grand Cru 2010
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94-95"Love the finish to this. It really kicks in with bright acidity, citrus and blackberries and minerals too. This is complex. Full and super silky. Loving it!" Robert Parker 94"It displays loads of Christmas fruitcake, licorice, incense, black cherry and black currant
Item Number: 14972
Bottle:$47.95
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Chateau Cantemerle Haut Medoc 2009
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95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95"Gorgeous ripe fruit character, with loads of blueberries, blackberries and flowers. Full body, with velvety tannins and a fruity, fresh, grapefruit aftertaste. Really beautiful. Best ever from here. Best after 2018."Wine Enthusiast 92"Very structured wine, with black
Item Number: 15725
Bottle:$42.95
Case: $515.40
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Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tres Picos 2012
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92  International Wine Cellar 
Robert Parker 92"The terrific 2012 Tres Picos is one of the finest inexpensive, Grenache-based wines made in the world. This full-bodied beauty boasts a deep ruby color as well as loads of strawberry and black cherry fruit, hints of lavender and crushed rocks, sweet tannin, and a broad, savory
Item Number: 6784
Bottle:$11.85
Case: $142.20
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Chateau Montrose La Dame de Montrose 2010
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94  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 94"One of the best second wines, and possibly the best since the 1990 is the 2010 La Dame de Montrose. This represents 36% of the production and is a blend of two grapes – 64% Cabernet Sauvignon and 36% Merlot. A superb second wine, opulent and substantively textured, it shares more
Item Number: 14215
Bottle:$54.95
Case: $659.40
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Avant 'Kendall Jackson' Chardonnay 2012
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90"A new cuvee for me was the 2012 Chardonnay Avant, a 170,000-case cuvee of 100% Chardonnay that was sourced from the Central Coast (60%) and the North Coast (40%). Forty percent was barrel-fermented in neutral oak, and the rest in stainless steel. Partial malolactic has added a
Item Number: 9607
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Domaine Mur-mur-ium Sublime Syrah 2011
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90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90"The sensational 2011 Vin de Pays Syrah-Sublime (100% Syrah) reveals sumptuous notes of spring flowers, blackberries, cassis, licorice and forest floor. Drink this complex, textured, full-bodied vin de pays over the next 2-3 years, although it may last even longer."
Item Number: 13724
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Apothic Wines 'Winemaker's Blend' White 2012
85  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 85"The light to medium-bodied 2011 White Blend, a combination of Riesling, Moscato, Pinot Gris, Viognier and Chardonnay that came in at 12.6% alcohol, is a straightforward, light-bodied white that sees a hint of oak chips in its aging process. There are 400,000 cases of this
Item Number: 12574
Bottle:$9.45
Case: $113.40
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