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Chateau Puech Haut la Closerie du Pic 2013
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93-96 "Even better, and one of the best values I’ve tasted in a long, long time, the 2013 Coteaux du Languedoc La Closerie du Pic is a new cuvee that’s made for importer Eric Solomon. Coming all from the Pic Saint Loup region and a blend of equal parts Syrah and Grenache vinified all
Item Number: 17691
Bottle:$23.95
Case: $143.70
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Bodegas Luzon 'Alma de Luzon' 2005
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93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93 WE TOP 100 of 2010 Rank 67 "Ripe, dense and powerful, with on onslaught of raisin, spice, pepper and leather on the nose. The palate is direct and pure, with clean flavors of berry, spice and chocolate leading to a long, layered finish. Beautiful wine; one of the best I’ve had
Item Number: 18005
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $155.70
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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 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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Hacienda Monasterio Ribera del Duero 2011
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "I tasted three breathtaking wines, starting with the 2011 Crianza which is, year in, year out, one of the best crianzas from Ribera del Duero. It is a blend of mostly Tempranillo with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 2% Malbec, and I wonder if the combination of grapes has
Item Number: 17693
Bottle:$36.95
Case: $443.40
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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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La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi 2007
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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:$46.95
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Man Vintners 'Steen' Chenin Blanc 2014
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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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 '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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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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E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2010
90  Stephen Tanzer 
Wine Advocate 89 "As for the red wines, first and foremost is Guigal’s Cotes du Rhone. I re-tasted the 2010 Cotes du Rhone, which is still in foudre. This cuvee is typically a blend of 50% Syrah and the rest Grenache and perhaps some Mourvedre. Guigal is known throughout the Rhone Valley for paying
Item Number: 15441
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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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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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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Cavallotto 'Bricco Boschis' Barolo 2010
98  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Advocate 96 "The 2010 Barolo Bricco Boschis is the flagship wine from this historic estate in Castiglione Falletto. The personality here is dark and brooding with savory aromas of cured meat and smoked bacon in a leading role. The intensity is bright and vibrant and the longer you contemplate
Item Number: 17082
Bottle:$57.95
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Ramey 'Russian River Valley' Chardonnay 2012
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2012 Chardonnay Russian River (nearly 14,000 cases produced) reveals leesy notes in addition to wet pebbles, white peach, delicate pineapple and caramelized citrus. Medium to full-bodied and pure, it is best consumed over the next 2-3 years." ~ RP  Stephen Tanzer 90 "Hazy
Item Number: 17284
Bottle:$30.95
Case: $371.40
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Kendall Jackson 'Grand' Chardonnay 2012
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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:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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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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