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Tolaini Valdisanti Red Blend 2009
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94"Another Bordeaux-inspired wine, the 2009 Valdisanti represents a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc (in that order of importance). Fruit is sourced from the Tenuta S. Giovanni. On the nose, it shows delicate embroidery of spice, dark fruit and smoked cedar.
Item Number: 16369
Bottle:$23.95
Case: $287.40
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Eric Solomon Selections 'Novellum' Chardonnay 2013
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92"More serious and layered, the 2013 VDP Cotes Catalanes Novellum is a crazy value that needs to be tasted to be believed. A custom cuvee by importer Eric Solomon and a blend of 100% Chardonnay that comes from two separate vineyards, this Cotes Catalanes is aged three months (on
Item Number: 16173
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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La Rioja Alta 'Ardanza' Rioja Reserva 2004
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94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94WS TOP 100 2013 Rank 22"Cedar, tobacco and spice hints frame dried cherry, berry and vanilla notes in this silky red. The flavors mingle nicely, framed by juicy acidity and light but firm tannins. The wine has a lovely, weightless intensity. A fine example of the traditional
Item Number: 14364
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $311.40
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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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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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Tenuta Ghiaccio Forte Morellino di Scansano 2011
93  Decanter 
Decanter 93"Intense aromas of blackberries, black cherries and chocolate. Its mouth is full of seductive red fruit, spice, firm tannin and high acidity, Sangiovese from Maremma at its best."Wine Advocate 90"The 2011 Morellino di Scansano Ghiacchio Forte shows modern tones of black fruit,
Item Number: 15956
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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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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Domaine Lafage Tessellae Carignan 2012
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92"The only red presented at this tasting, the 2012 VDP Cotes Catalanes Tessellae is 100% old vine Carignan, aged ten months in concrete tank, that comes from vineyards in Maury and Les Aspres (both of which have schist soils). An old-world styled fruit-bomb, with its massive and
Item Number: 16316
Bottle:$10.95
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Chateau Saint-Roch Chimeres 2012
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93"Made from 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Carignan, the 2012 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Chimeres is mind-blowing stuff that comes from 100- to 105-year-old vines and spent 8-12 months in a combination of 500-liter barrels and concrete vats. From primarily schist soils, it boast
Item Number: 16631
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Jolie-Pitt & Perrin 'Miraval' Rose 2013
91  Decanter 
Decanter 91“There is a lovely floral nose, soft fragrant roses, and from the first taste there is a delicate structure that deepens on the palate. But, as the French would say ‘il y a du vin’ – meaning that there is a sense of power alongside the elegance, a structure and a fresh acidity that
Item Number: 15637
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Ladera Sagrada Castelo do Papa Godello 2012
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91"I have become more and more smitten by the indigenous Godello grape that can achieve surprising heights in Spain. The 2012 Papa (100% organically grown Godello) was aged totally in stainless steel and saw no malolactic. It possesses the texture of a classy white Burgundy, as well
Item Number: 15802
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Castello di Monsanto 'Riserva' Chianti Classico 2010
95  Decanter 
Decanter 95"Very immediate on the nose, with ripe summer fruit and hints of powder puff and potpourri. Very young and intense but still a little unsettled on the palate, with some traditional oak aromas still to be assimilated, intriguing complexity and great potential."James Suckling 92
Item Number: 15272
Bottle:$17.95
Case: $215.40
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Seven Deadly Zins Zinfandel 2011
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88  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88“Fuller and richer with more texture and deeper fruit, it reveals hints of tapenade, new saddle leather, black cherries and black currants. It offers a lot of flavor for its price.” ~Robert Parker" A sinful blend indeed! Our flagship Zinfandel was devised by the two Phillips
Item Number: 13319
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Domaine de la Bastide Blanche Bandol Rouge 2011
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93"The 2011 Bandol offers up a similar, traditionally styled personality with ample spice, underbrush, ground herbs and assorted Mourvedre meatiness that’s balanced by beautiful black cherry and darker fruits. Medium to full-bodied, with juicy acidity and a fresh, focused feel, it
Item Number: 16016
Bottle:$23.95
Case: $287.40
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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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Commanderie de la Bargemone Rose 2013
92  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 92A perennial favorite at W&S, this classic Provence rosé is crisp and bright, with succulent melon flavors underlined by chalky minerality. The acidity whips through it briskly, even as the flavors last with a quiet white-chocolate richness.Wine Advocate 90"A perennial
Item Number: 8717
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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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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Chateau Pesquie Cuvee Quintessence 2011
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92"Also superb, the 2011 Cotes du Ventoux La Quintessence comes from terraced hillside vineyards located in the northern part of the appellation. Made from 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache, and aged for 12 months in 50% new French oak, it sports a perfumed, spice-driven profile with
Item Number: 16120
Bottle:$22.95
Case: $275.40
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Cune 'Crianza' Rioja 2010
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90"The 2010 CUNE Crianza, in a similar fashion to its 2011 sibling, is extremely aromatic, with clean raspberry aromas and the benefit of one more year in bottle, which provided it with some more complexity in the form of dried roses and sweet spice notes. The palate is velvety,
Item Number: 15338
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Wine Art Estate 'Techni Alipias' White 2012
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90"The 2012 Techni Alipias white is principally a Sauvignon Blanc with 10% Assyrtiko blended in, fermented in stainless steel. It comes in just under 13% alcohol. It may be the best of Wine Art’s whites this issue. Beautifully focused and well integrated, this is fresh, pure and
Item Number: 14566
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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La Rioja Alta '904' Rioja Gran Reserva 2001
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96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96"The 2001 Gran Reserva 904 will not be released for another 3 years. Dark ruby-colored with a garnet rim, it displays a lovely nose of Asian spices, incense, tobacco, balsamic, and blackberry. On the palate it has exceptional depth, layers of spicy black fruit, excellent ripeness,
Item Number: 13376
Bottle:$43.95
Case: $527.40
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Kendall Jackson 'Grand' Chardonnay 2012
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91"The 2012 Chardonnay Grand Reserve (200,000 cases produced) is composed of Monterey and Santa Barbara fruit that spent nine months in largely French oak as well as smaller quantities of American wood. One-third is new, and this cuvee is put through full malolactic fermentation as
Item Number: 16210
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 2011
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2011 Chardonnay appears to have more richness and body than the 2010, which is counterintuitive considering the cool year, but in 2011 Bo Barrett and his team had to wait until the end of October for this fruit to fully ripen, which, needless to say, is highly unusual. The
Item Number: 15294
Bottle:$40.95
Case: $491.40
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Alfred Gratien Brut Rose Champagne NV
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92"The NV Brut Rose Classic bursts from the glass with gorgeous energy. Sweet red berries, freshly cut flowers and spices are some of the many notes that burst from the glass. The Rose Classic is endowed with serious depth and classiness. It is easily one of the very best wines in
Item Number: 9960
Bottle:$30.95
Case: $371.40
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Colpetrone Sagrantino di Montefalco 2008
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94"This is serious Sagrantino, which can be rustic and hard most times. Crazy aromas of black licorice and dark berries. Full body, with polished and beautiful tannins and a coco powder and black fruit undertone. Fascinating wine. Very stylish."~J.S.Wine Advocate 91"The 2008
Item Number: 14783
Bottle:$20.95
Case: $251.40
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