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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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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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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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Tenuta Ghiaccio Forte Morellino di Scansano 2011
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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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Bodegas Volver 'Tarima Hill' Monastrell 2011
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91  International Wine Cellar 
Wine Advocate 91"The 2011 Tarima Hill is made from old vine Mourvedre grown at a high elevation of 2,000-2,500 feet. Aged 20 months in French oak, its sensational inky/purple color is followed by a sweet bouquet of acacia flowers, blueberry liqueur, blackberries and graphite, and a full-bodied,
Item Number: 13711
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Bodegas J A Calvo Casajus Vendimia Seleccionada 2012
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92"The 2012 Vendimia Seleccionada is a pure Tempranillo from head-pruned vineyards planted in 1950, fermented with indigenous yeast and aged in used French and American barrels. It has a textbook nose of Ribera, with aromas of plums, cherries and strawberries, very typical, with
Item Number: 16892
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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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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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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Domaine Saint Prefert 'Reserve Auguste Favier' 2011
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93"The 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier (85% Grenache and 15% Cinsault) is deeper and richer on the palate than I remember. Giving up loads of blackberry, licorice, smoked herbs and toasted spice, it possesses medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful mid-palate
Item Number: 13826
Bottle:$36.95
Case: $443.40
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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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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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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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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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Domaine de Bouscat Caduce Bordeaux Superior 2012
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88-90"A blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Malbec and Cabernet Franc that hit 13.5% natural alcohol, it reveals abundant white chocolate and black currant fruit intermixed with hints of tapenade and underbrush. It is a ripe, medium-bodied, exuberantly fruity,
Item Number: 16439
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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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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Chateau Fleur la Mothe Medoc 2011
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91"Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois tasting in London. The first word that comes into my head tasting this wine is... "class". It has a beautifully defined, fresh and vibrant bouquet with pure dark cherry and wild strawberry scents that are seamlessly integrated with the oak. The palate
Item Number: 16795
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Fabre Montmayou Grand Vin 2010
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95"This is a structured and rich red with blueberry and dark chocolate character and hints of walnuts. Full body, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Chili and spices. Structured red. An old vine wine. Aged 16 months in French oak." Wine Advocate 93"The 2010 Grand Vin is a
Item Number: 16413
Bottle:$29.95
Case: $359.40
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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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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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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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La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi 2007
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Let’s start with the noteworthy 2007 Vina Alberdi, their youngest and fruiter wine from a cold vintage. It’s produced with Tempranillo grapes from their own vineyards in the villages of Rodezno and Labastida, fermented with their natural yeast and aged in American oak barrels
Item Number: 15503
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz 2012
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95"Two Hands Shiraz Barossa Valley Bella’s Garden 2012 • $69 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
Item Number: 16821
Bottle:$53.95
Case: $647.40
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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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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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