Wine Advocate


Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91-93 "I think even a step up over the killer 2013, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with notions of black raspberry, cassis, spice and licorice. More textured, voluptuous, layered and concentrated than all of the previous vintages, it will have an easy 10-15 years of
Item Number: 19302
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Chateau Puech Haut 'Prestige' Rose 2015
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90-92 "The entry-level Rosé is the 2015 Languedoc Cuvee Prestige Rose, and it continues to be a sensational value. Made from 60% Grenache and 40% Cinsault, it’s light pink color is followed by perfumed notes of strawberries, orange blossom and spring flowers. Juicy, clean and
Item Number: 20751
Bottle:$16.94
Case: $203.28
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Domaine Lafage 'Bastide' Miraflors 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
Case: $141.00
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Bodegas Abanico Hazana Vinas Viejas 2014
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 “The 2014 Hazana Vinas Viejas is simply one of the greatest values in Rioja that money can buy. A blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano, this collaboration between importer Eric Solomon and the owner and winemaker has produced an absolutely amazing Rioja from 45- to 70-year-old
Item Number: 21320
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Lopez de Heredia 'Reserva' Rioja 2003
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95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "Ripe aromas of dried fruits, plums and prunes. Flowers too. Full body, round and ripe textured tannins. Intense and powerful fruit. Layered. Powerful style. Very long. Richer than normal due to the the hot growing seasons of 2003. Aged for six years in old American oak barrels.
Item Number: 20530
Bottle:$29.95
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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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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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Wines of Substance Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90-92 "Tasted out of barrel, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon should be just as good as the 2013. Seeing all native yeast, 42 days on skins, 12 months in French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered, it offers classic plum and blackberry fruit intermixed with ample licorice, toasted bread
Item Number: 21516
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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La Lecciaia 'Vigna Manapetra' Brunello di Montalcino 2010
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93  Antonio Galloni 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Manapetra represents a single-vineyard selection of fruit that is deep, dark and opulent. The wine ages in barrique for eight months and is transferred to large oak casks for an additional 30 months. This expression from the beautiful 2010 vintage
Item Number: 18481
Bottle:$32.95
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Bodegas Ego 'Fuerza' Red Blend 2011
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2011 Fuerza is mainly Monastrell with 25% Cabernet Sauvignon fermented traditionally and aged 12 months in barriques. The nose shows a mixture of esparto grass, Mediterranean herbs, paprika and tree bark over the core of black cherries. The palate is quite savory, with fine,
Item Number: 20830
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Paul Hobbs 'Dr Crane Beckstof' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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100  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 100 "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard has a Mission Haut-Brion-on-steroids character, as it seems to be all gravel pit. Loads of wet pebbles, graphite, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a full-bodied opulence, and just a killer, skyscraper-like mouthfeel and
Item Number: 21405
Bottle:$289.95
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Domaine Lafage 'Rose' Miraflors 2015
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90"the 2015 cotes du Roussillon Miraflors rose offers up lots of framboise, strawberry and rose petal characteristics in medium bodied , juicy , gorgeously quaffable style. This is prime hot summer day stuff that will hit the spot over the coming 6 months!"
Item Number: 20883
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Domaine de Remizieres Crozes Hermitage Blanc 2012
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Showing much better than last year, the 2012 Crozes Hermitage Cuvee Particuliere Blanc (100% Marsanne) has a rich, concentrated and fleshy feel to go with plenty of stone fruits, white currants and minerality. Enjoy this medium to full-bodied, layered and textured beauty over the
Item Number: 21565
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $119.70
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Le Ragose 'Amarone' della Valpolicella 2006
92  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 92 "Le Ragose's Amarone della Valpolicella is quite pretty. Plum and black cherry notes meld into freshly cut flowers, cloves and licorice. Firm yet nicely integrated tannins provide the framework in an attractive, deceptively mid-weight Amarone that should drink well for a number
Item Number: 15973
Bottle:$32.95
Case: $395.40
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Mendoza Vineyards Gran Reserva Malbec 2011
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92  "The 2011 Malbec Grand Reserve, aged for 20 months in new Nadalie barrels, smells of leather, forest floor, dill and paprika over a core of cherries in liqueur not unlike some traditional Riojas (from Spain, not from Argentina). The palate is medium-bodied, with some grippy
Item Number: 19502
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $95.70
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La Rioja Alta 'Vina Alberdi' Rioja Reserva 2009
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92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "Ruby-red. Aromas of ripe red berries, candied rose, vanilla and pipe tobacco, with a mineral element contributing vivacity. Juicy, penetrating and gently sweet on the palate, offering vibrant raspberry and cherry flavors that deepen on the back half. Shows very good heft and power
Item Number: 20465
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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La Rioja Alta '904' Rioja Gran Reserva 2005
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "The 2005 Gran Reserva 904 is a superb blend of Tempranillo from the villages of Briñas, Labastida and Villalba with 10% Graciano from Briones and Rodezno. The grapes were destemmed and crushed and fermented in stainless steel for 18 days at 25 C. Malolactic fermentation was
Item Number: 21374
Bottle:$42.95
Case: $515.40
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Domaine Lafage Tessellae Carignan 2014
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "A crazy value, the 2014 IGP Cotes Catalanes Tessellae Carignan Vieilles Vignes is one of the best examples of this variety from the Roussillon, and the fact that it sells for a song is just icing on the cake for the consumer. Coming all from schist soils and 70-year-old vines,
Item Number: 21616
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Paul Hobbs 'Crossbarn' Chardonnay 2014
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The less expensive label for Paul Hobbs is his Crossbarn label. He has done a magnificent job of elevating the quality of these wines, which are all made from purchased fruit. Take, for example, the Crossbarn 2014 Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast. There are over 16,000 cases of
Item Number: 19277
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 1.0L
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94  "A beautiful ripe, plump, fat and opulent style of Cabernet Sauvignon that Caymus has pioneered, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon has a dense purple color, loads of juicy blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, low acidity and no real evidence of oak, but a nice, plush, full-bodied
Item Number: 19609
Bottle:$85.95
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Chateau Pesquie 'Cuvee Terrasses' Rose 2015
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89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89Chateau Pesquie's 2015 Terrasses Rose is made in a clean, refreshing, crisp style and offers loads of white cherries, citrus blossom and floral aromas and flavors. It's a fabulous value and ideal for starting a meal over the coming summer months.
Item Number: 21027
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2012
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Spectator 93 "A pretty red, boasting floral, strawberry and raspberry flavors, accented by tobacco and underbrush notes. The tannins are firm yet well-integrated, creating a balanced impression. Best from 2017 through 2027."~B.S.  Wine Advocate 93 "Most of Produttori del Barbaresco's
Item Number: 20398
Bottle:$26.45
Case: $317.40
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Fattoria La Lecciaia 'Riserva' Brunello di Montalcino 2009
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95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95 Floral, strawberry, cherry, spice and woodsy aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of this elegant, juicy and harmonious red, with a solid structure and a terrific aftertaste of berry, mineral and spice. Complex and resonant. Best from 2019 through 2035.  Wine Advocate 91 Aged
Item Number: 19480
Bottle:$29.95
Case: $359.40
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Domaine de la Mordoree La Dame Rousse Tavel Rose 2015
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "Flat out gorgeous, with layers of framboise, Bing cherry, strawberries and flowers, the 2015 Tavel la Dame Rousse is medium-bodied, silky and elegant on the palate, with both textural richness and freshness. Drink this beauty, with a meal, over the coming year or two." ~ JD 
Item Number: 21102
Bottle:$22.95
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Chateau Fombrauge Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2010
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 " This has a really nice graphite frame that drives the core of fig, plum and boysenberry fruit authoritatively, with dense ganache, espresso and tar on the finish. The grip is keeping things tight now, but this should meld in the cellar, as the underlying feel is energetic. Best
Item Number: 18584
Bottle:$35.95
Case: $431.40
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