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La Rioja Alta 'Vina Ardanza' Rioja Reserva 2005
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "Cropped from a vintage deemed almost perfect, the 2005 Viña Ardanza Reserva follows the same varietal mix found in the last vintages; 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha. The grapes are always sourced from the same vineyards, 30-year-old Tempranillo from Fuenmayor and Cenicero in
Item Number: 17109
Bottle:$23.95
Case: $287.40
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Chateau Puech Haut 'Prestige' Rose 2014
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "Next up, the 2014 Cuvee Prestige Rose is another stunner that readers need to purchase by the case. Loaded with juicy watermelon, citrus and tangerine notes, it's medium-bodied, pure, supple and refreshing. It's a no brainer that will dish out loads of pleasure over the coming
Item Number: 18073
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Chateau Puech Haut la Closerie du Pic 2013
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95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93-95 "Still not in bottle (it will be in bottle by the time you read this), the 2013 Coteaux du Languedoc la Closerie du Pic is an incredible looking barrel sample that's made from equal parts Syrah and Grenache, with the Syrah aged in barrel (some new) and the Grenache in concrete
Item Number: 17691
Bottle:$23.95
Case: $143.70
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La Colombina Brunello di Montalcino 2010
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95 "This rich version is saturated with cherry, plum, spice and earth flavors. The tannins are dense and the vibrant acidity keeps this focused and long. Offers a fine mix of power and finesse, presenting a mineral element on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2035.—B.S."  Wine
Item Number: 17739
Bottle:$32.95
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Domaine de l'Hortus Val de Montferrand Grande Blanc 2013
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "A gorgeous effort that tastes like a high-end California Chardonnay, the 2013 Val de Montferrand Grand Cuvee Blanc is a blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Viognier, with the Chardonnay aged eight months on lees in barrel, and the Viognier seeing only tank. It offers up beautiful
Item Number: 17690
Bottle:$28.95
Case: $347.40
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La Serena Brunello di Montalcino 2010
97  James Suckling 
James Suckling 97 "Intense aromas of dried citrus and meat with hints of rose bush and fresh rosemary. This is full body, with full, velvety tannin and a decadent and rich finish. Fascinating flavors of spice, citrus and meat. Loads of fruit. From biodynamically grown grapes. Better in 2016." 
Item Number: 17740
Bottle:$45.95
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M. Chapoutier 'Bila-Haut' Occultum Lapidem 2013
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97  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94-97  "A step up and an incredible effort, the 2013 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem is made from a mix of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan that comes from schist and chalky soils. A serious, classically styled effort, it offers awesome aromas and flavors
Item Number: 17785
Bottle:$23.95
Case: $287.40
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Domaine Vincent Ricard Touraine Les Trois Chenes 2013
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Aromatically, but predominantly in its style and nature, the 2013 Touraine Les Trois Chênes is quite different to the other Touraine duo of Vincent Ricard, Tasciacca and Le Bouc. This complex cru is a low-yielding (35 hectoliters per hectare) hand-picked selection of on average
Item Number: 18205
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Bodega Classica Hacienda Lopez de Haro Rioja Reserva 2005
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92  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 92 "The 2005 Hacienda Lopez de Haro Reserva is a blend of 90% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano and 5% Garnacha aged for 20 months in French and American oak. It has a beautiful, rounded, sensual bouquet with hints of over-ripe Satsuma and gravel. The palate is medium-bodied with a touch
Item Number: 15953
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Man Vintners 'Steen' Chenin Blanc 2014
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2014 Free-Run Steen Chenin Blanc has a focused, clinical bouquet with pineapple and lemon zest, hints of passion fruit developing just behind. The palate is very well balanced with a fine line of acidity: plenty of tropical fruit on display here but neatly delineated on the
Item Number: 17944
Bottle:$6.95
Case: $83.40
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Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2010
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98  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 98 "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a striking wine that shows uncompromising varietal pureness, albeit in a most concentrated and elaborate form. This is what great Sangiovese is all about. There's so much happening on the nose and the wine brings you to cherry, spice, licorice,
Item Number: 18330
Bottle:$67.95
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Paolo Scavino 'Rocche dell Ann Riserva Barolo 2008
97  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 97+ "The 2008 Barolo Riserva Rocche dell’Annunziata possesses striking inner perfume, beautifully detailed fruit and gorgeous textural elegance. Sweet red berries, flowers and mint are some of the nuances that emerge from this finely sculpted Barolo. Once again, the Rocche is all
Item Number: 16956
Bottle:$136.95
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Penya Vin de Pays 2013
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Penya’s 2013 Côtes Catalanes is a beauty, and the finest vintage of this cuvee I’ve tasted. Giving up lots of sweet black raspberry, spring flowers and spice, this medium to full-bodied effort has sweet fruit, a rounded, supple texture and good acidity. It’s a knockout bottle of
Item Number: 16744
Bottle:$8.45
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Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Donn Chappellet Signature possesses a dense ruby/purple color, beautiful blueberry and blackberry fruit, and great elegance allied to considerable richness and power. This stunning wine can be drunk now or over the next 12-15+ years. It is a beauty of
Item Number: 17439
Bottle:$46.95
Case: $563.40
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L'Oustal Blanc 'Giocoso' Minervois 2011
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2011 Minervois Giocoso (same blend/elevage as the 2012) offers an up-front, gorgeously fruited feel, with cassis, dried spices, licorice and hints of baker’s chocolate to go with full-bodied richness on the palate. It is a knockout effort to drink over the coming 5-7 years or
Item Number: 17891
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Luca 'Uco Valley' Malbec 2012
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93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 WS TOP 100 2014 Rank 19 "Very suave and polished, with ripe, pure flavors of blackberry, hoisin sauce and black pepper. Finely textured, this is packed with tar and roasted plum notes, showing plenty of licorice snap and dark chocolate accents on the powerful finish."  Wine
Item Number: 16643
Bottle:$25.95
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Bodegas Alto Moncayo Veraton 2012
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine advocate 93  "Bodegas Alto Moncayo started in 2001 as a collaboration between importer Jorge Ordoñez, American importer Dan Phillips, Australian winemaker Chris Ringland and others. Located near the town of Borja, the 210 acres of vineyards are head-pruned, old Grenache vines planted at 3,000
Item Number: 17232
Bottle:$23.95
Case: $287.40
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Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz 2012
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95 WS TOP 100 2014 Rank 16 " Utterly seamless, focused, powerful and elegant, layered with cherry, boysenberry and red plum fruit, revealing glints of coffee, jasmine and cardamom that add extra nuances. Delivers complexity without extra weight. The finish won’t quit. Drink now
Item Number: 16821
Bottle:$53.95
Case: $323.70
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Mendoza Vineyards Gran Reserva Malbec 2010
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2010 Gran Reserva Malbec is from Vistalba in Lujan de Cuyo and undergoes 18 months aging in new French and American oak. It handles the oak with aplomb, the nose vibrant and well-defined, with lifted cassis, blueberry and blackberry aromas that display clarity and focus. The
Item Number: 14567
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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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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Charles Smith 'KungFu Girl' Riesling 2013
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91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 WS TOP 100 2014 Rank 43 "Crisp and sleek, with juicy, expansive nectarine and peach flavors that play against citrusy acidity, finishing with zing and a sense of softness that lets the finish keep singing. Drink now through 2020. 128,806 cases made. " ~HS  Wine Advocate 90
Item Number: 7685
Bottle:$9.45
Case: $113.40
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Michel Gassier 'Cercius' Cotes du Rhone 2012
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "A joint venture between Gassier, Philippe Cambie, and importer Eric Solomon, the 2012 Cercius Vieilles Vignes is a year in, year out ridiculous value that also drinks well past its humble price point. Comprised of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah that was aged for 6 months in concrete,
Item Number: 10356
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Two Hands 'Sexy Beast' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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94  James Halliday 
James Halliday 94 "The Two Hands wines of this second tier have much to commend them, notably freshness and vitality. This is McLaren Vale cabernet with a regional dark chocolate twist, but the redcurrant and cassis is the heart of the wine, classy tannins and a dab of oak the icing on the cake. "
Item Number: 16700
Bottle:$23.95
Case: $287.40
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La Rioja Alta '890' Tempranillo 2001
200  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 "2001 is a great vintage for all the wines from La Rioja Alta but the long-awaited 2001 Gran Reserva 890 is otherworldly. 2001 was a slow maturing vintage which produced smaller grapes especially in the old vineyards on the slopes of the Sierra Cantabria in the villages of Brinas,
Item Number: 17358
Bottle:$126.95
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Chateau Puech Haut Tete De Belier Rose 2014
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "Coming all from Mourvedre, and one of the best roses out there, the 2014 Languedoc Saint Drezery Tete de Belier Rose sports a light pink color to go with terrific notes of peach, strawberry and orange blossom. Medium-bodied, layered and elegant, with a full-mid-palate, integrated
Item Number: 18127
Bottle:$29.95
Case: $179.70
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