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La Rioja Alta '904' Rioja Gran Reserva 2005
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96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Enthusiast 96 WE TOP 100 2016 Rank 1 "One look, one whiff, one taste and you’re swooning. This mature, tawny, ready-to-drink gran reserve with aromas of lemon peel, cedar and dried cherry is the epitome of elegance. A juicy, supple palate is highly approachable, while flavors of vanilla,
Item Number: 21374
Bottle:$41.95
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La Rioja Alta 'Vina Alberdi' Rioja Reserva 2010
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95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "Ripe and intense aromas of strawberries and blackberries with hints of black ink. Savory notes, too. Full-bodied, chewy and focused with linear fruit and character. Very finely crafted. Drink or hold."  Wine Advocate 91 "The 2010 Viña Alberdi is a Tempranillo blend from
Item Number: 23447
Bottle:$14.85
Case: $178.20
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Domaine Lafage 'La Narassa' Red Blend 2014
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "From one of the warmest sites in France, the 2014 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lieu Dit La Narassa comes from 70-year-old vines planted in the black schist soils of Maury. Despite the rugged, hot terroir from where this beauty comes, the wine is pure silk and elegant, with lots of
Item Number: 22660
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Les Darons By Jeff Carrel Languedoc 2015
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91-93 "What looks like another great vintage here, the 2015 AOP Languedoc les Darons is made from 75% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 5% Carignan; grapes were completely destemmed, and fermented and aged all in concrete tanks. It sees absolutely no oak whatsoever. This medium to full-bodied,
Item Number: 23200
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Creta Roble Tempranillo 2013
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2013 Creta Roble, is also a custom cuvée from importer Eric Solomon. Made from 60-plus-year-old vines from an area of Ribera del Duera known as La Horra (Pingus and Aalto emerged from this area as well). This expansive, savory, complex, deep ruby/purple red wine shows notes of
Item Number: 21802
Bottle:$10.95
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Fabre Montmayou Reserva Malbec 2014
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2014 Malbec Reserva had a note of smoky bacon that made me think of a Northern Rhône. 60% of the wine matured in French oak for one year. There are plenty of notes of licorice and ripe plums with hints of violets. The palate is medium to full-bodied with grainy, slightly dusty
Item Number: 20794
Bottle:$11.85
Case: $142.20
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Paul Hobbs 'Napa Crossbarn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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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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La Rioja Alta 'Vina Ardanza' Rioja Reserva 2007
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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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Tensley 'Tensley Vineyard' Syrah 2013
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92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 " Inky ruby. A complex, perfumed nose evokes fresh blackberry, cherry, spicecake and violet. Juicy, supple and sweet on the palate, offering nuanced flavors of dark fruit liqueur, aromatic herbs and candied flowers. Densely packed but also lively and precise, with slow-building
Item Number: 17988
Bottle:$21.95
Case: $263.40
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Calera 'Central Coast' Pinot Noir 2014
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "Readers looking for a classic, incredibly well made Pinot Noir to buy by the case should look no further than Josh's 2014 Pinot Noir from the Central Coast AVA. Supple, sexy, seamless and elegant, with classic Calera notes of raspberries, mulled cherries, spice and dried soil, it
Item Number: 22458
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Pol Roger Brut Reserve NV
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "Straw yellow and with a golden hue in color, the Pol Roger NV Réserve Brut displays a brilliant, perfectly ripe but also fresh, highly elegant and refined fruit aroma on the nose; think of cooked pip fruits like pears and apples, but also quince­confiture and yellow stone fruits,
Item Number: 3638
Bottle:$36.95
Case: $443.40
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Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tres Picos 2014
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92  Vinous Media 
Wine Spectator 91  WS TOP 100 2016 Rank 39 Designation: Smart Buys "A plush texture masks the firm structure of this red, as blackberry and boysenberry flavors mingle with notes of toast, menthol and mineral, backed by well-integrated tannins and juicy acidity. A modern style, with balance and
Item Number: 20843
Bottle:$11.95
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Mas d'en Compte 'Black Slate' Porrera 2014
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "Part of the collection from different villages from Priorat, Cellar Cal Pla produced a 2014 Black Slate Porrera, which is a blend of 50% Garnacha with 40% Cariñena and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a village wine from 20- to 30-year-old vines on slate soils fermented in
Item Number: 23044
Bottle:$18.95
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Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia 2013
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100  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 100 "The flagship wine of the estate in reds is their Insignia, which has been one of the great Bordeaux blends made in California since the debut vintage in 1974. It usually has 30+ years aging potential, even in lighter vintages, of which the 2012, 2013 and 2014 are decidedly
Item Number: 22688
Bottle:$195.99
Case: $1,175.94
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Faust by Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "Flamboyant and concentrated red in an old school way. Full-bodied and very velvety. Big and juicy. Needs time to soften and come together but some may like its full-throttle style now."~JS   The Wine Advocate 90  "The Faust 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon comes largely from
Item Number: 21903
Bottle:$42.95
Case: $515.40
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Chateau Puech-Haut 'Prestige' Rouge 2013
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2013 Coteaux du Languedoc Prestige (which was already in bottle at the time of this tasting) is a blend of 55% Grenache and 45% Syrah aged all in concrete tank. Fresh, elegant and thrillingly pure, with first rate aromas of blackberry, fresh plum, licorice and ground herbs, it
Item Number: 18983
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Bodegas Volver 'Tarima' Monastrell 2015
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Another terrific value is the 2015 Tarima (Nonorganic) from Alicante and another 100% Mourvèdre cuvée, aged six months in French oak. This wine has terrific aromatics, broad, expansive flavors, about 15% natural alcohol and an expansive, heady mouthfeel. This is rich, dense and
Item Number: 16331
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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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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M. Chapoutier 'Bila-Haut' Les Vignes Cotes du Rous 2015
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91-93  "The jaw-dropper in the lineup was the quality of the 2015 Haut Cotes de Roussillon Villages les Vignes de Bila Haut. While the entry level wine from this estate, the quality here is incredible, especially at the price point. Made from 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Carignan
Item Number: 23779
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Joel Gott 'No.815' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "Gott is the famous proprietor of some of our country’s greatest hamburgers and ahi tuna burgers, as well as Chinese chicken salad and killer milkshakes at Gott’s roadside stand in St. Helena. Joel Gott also makes wine. The deep ruby/purple color of his 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Item Number: 18679
Bottle:$13.95
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Domaine De L'Agly Le Cimes 2013
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95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92-95 "The 2013 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Les Cimes is made from 35% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 17% Mourvèdre and the balance Carignan. Brought up all in barrique, one-third new, and bottled unfined and unfiltered, it yields stunningly pure notes of liquid rock,
Item Number: 22457
Bottle:$21.95
Case: $131.70
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Domaine Lafage Bastide 'Miraflors' Rouge 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
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Casanova di Neri 'White Label' Brunello di Montalcino 2011
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "Giacomo Neri has produced a very approachable wine in this warm vintage. The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is plump and juicy with loads of dark fruit and mild spice at the back. It doesn't have the depth or complexity of the gorgeous 2010 vintage, but the wine does a very good job
Item Number: 21125
Bottle:$49.95
Case: $599.40
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Orin Swift Locations 'F-3' French Red Wine 2013
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The Non-Vintage Locations F-3 French Red Wine is all from the 2013 vintage and is a blend of Grenache from the Roussillon, Syrah from the Rhone Valley and assorted Bordeaux varieties. It was fermented in large oak vats and aged in barrel for ten months prior to bottling. A dense
Item Number: 18452
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Marietta Cellars 'Christo' 'Lot 3' Rhone Blend NV
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "There are approximately 12,000 cases of the NV Christo Lot 3, which is a hedonistic blend of Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah and a touch of Viognier to uplift the aromatics. This is, again, aged in neutral oak for two years and a blend of three vintages: 2011, 2012 and 2013. This
Item Number: 18343
Bottle:$16.95
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