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Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 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 longevity."~JD
Item Number: 19302
Bottle:$21.85
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La Rioja Alta '904' Rioja Gran Reserva 2005
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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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
Case: $131.40
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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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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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Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia 2013
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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Domaine Claude Riffault 'Chasseignes' Sancerre 2015
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "From 25- to 50-year-old vines on caillottes soils outside the village of Sury-en-Vaux, the 2015 Sancerre Les Chasseignes displays a very clear, deep, flinty-pure and coolish, but also intense and mineral nose of great precision and individual expression. This Sancerre is
Item Number: 23432
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Chateau Saint-Roch 'Kerbuccio' Maury Sec 2014
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90-93 "A blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Carignan that was aged in 50% new demi-muids, the 2014 Kerbuccio Maury Sec has an inky color to go with lots of upfront black raspberry, cassis, licorice, wilder herbs and violet-like aromas and flavors. Coming all from the black
Item Number: 22258
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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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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O'Shaughnessy 'Howell Mtn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is O’Shaughnessy’s largest cuvée of wine, nearly 3,300 cases from her vineyard, with a final blend that is somewhat unusual - 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Carménère, and a rather
Item Number: 22992
Bottle:$84.95
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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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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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Lewelling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The inky purple 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon displays plenty of classic creme de cassis and lead pencil shavings along with some licorice, charcoal and vanilla notes. It is full-bodied and opulent, with good integration of sweet tannin and bright acids. This wine is still young but
Item Number: 22777
Bottle:$46.95
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Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 1.5L
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: 19951
Bottle:$148.95
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Xavier 'SM' Cotes-du-Rhone NV
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The NV Côtes du Rhône S.M. is thrilling stuff. Made from equal parts Grenache and Syrah and aged half in concrete and half in barrel, it offers a full-bodied, voluptuous and decadent style to go with overflowing notes of plum and darker fruits, licorice and violets. Gorgeous on
Item Number: 20489
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $311.40
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Paul Hobbs 'Napa Crossbarn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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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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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La Rioja Alta 'Vina Ardanza' Rioja Reserva 2007
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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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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Domaine de la Romanee Conti St Vivant 2012
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "The 2012 Romanée St Vivant, incidentally served before Richebourg rather than afterwards unlike previous years, was picked on September 28 and 29 at 24 hectoliters per hectare. There is a wondrous, ethereal purity to this 2012, a little more sumptuous than I recall it from barrel,
Item Number: 18726
Bottle:$1,249.95
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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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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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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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Xavier '100%' Cotes-du-Rhone 2012
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Even better than the straight Côtes du Rhône, the 2012 Côtes du Rhône 100% is almost a kitchen-sink blend, with 40% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and the rest Cinsault, Carignan and Marselan. Aged 12 months in 80% concrete tank and 20% in barrel, it dishes out plenty of black
Item Number: 20490
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Domaine de Fondreche Rhone Red 2014
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "A terrific wine from this under-the-radar appellation (yet top wines from this estate shouldn’t surprise anyone), the 2014 Ventoux Domaine Rouge checks in as a blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10 %Mourvèdre that was aged in a combination of tanks, foudres and barrels.
Item Number: 23265
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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