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Tolaini 'Al Passo' IGT 2009
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93+"PierLuigi Tolaini and his team blend Sangiovese and Merlot to make the 2009 Al Passo. This is a ripe and delicate red that very successfully strives for that difficult equilibrium between power and elegance. Small berry fruit, moist earth and dried violets open the bouquet. The
Item Number: 14774
Bottle: $19.85
Case: $238.20
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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: $23.95
Case: $287.40
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Alejandro Fernandez Tinto Pesquera 2010
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92" The 2010 Tinto Pesquera Crianza is raised for 18 months in 90% American and 10% French oak. It is bestowed with a ripe bouquet of dark plum, cassis and dried violets that is well defined and becomes more generous with each swirl of the glass. The palate is succulent on the clean,
Item Number: 15153
Bottle: $28.45
Case: $341.40
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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: $39.95
Case: $479.40
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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 des Terrasses Red 2012
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92"In the same mold and an awesome value year in and year out, the 2012 Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee des Terrasses is a blend of 70% Grenache (60-year-old vines) and 30% Syrah (30+-year-old vines) that was aged two-thirds in concrete (and some in stainless steel) and one-third in older
Item Number: 14468
Bottle: $11.95
Case: $143.40
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Antinori 'Cervaro' Castello della Sala 2011
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94+"The 2011 Cervaro della Sala is an outstanding expression that will benefit from many more years of careful aging. The blend of Chardonnay and Grechetto opens to golden rays of luminous brilliance that glimmer through the glass. The bouquet is beautifully shaped by toasted almond,
Item Number: 15342
Bottle: $39.95
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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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E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage 2009
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92"The exceptional 2009 Crozes-Hermitage is one of the top wines of the vintage. A complex bouquet of black olives, licorice, ground beef, spring flowers and red and black currants soars from the glass of this 100% Syrah that is aged in 3-year-old barrels as well as larger foudres.
Item Number: 13889
Bottle: $17.95
Case: $215.40
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Montes 'Classic' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90"The 2011 Montes Classic Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with 15% Merlot and offers a simple black currant, vanilla and violet bouquet that is joyful and well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannin, crisp raspberry and dark cherry fruit, zesty acidity and lovely
Item Number: 1887
Bottle: $7.95
Case: $95.40
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Mollydooker 'Carnival of Love' Shiraz 2011
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94"Dense, deep and complex, offering a cascade of cherry, blueberry and clotted cream flavors, with a whole range of spices on a plush texture. This has an arresting presence and finishes with pizzazz. Drink now through 2020. 6,600 cases made." –HSWine Advocate 93+"Very deep
Item Number: 15085
Bottle: $59.95
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Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2009
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93"Bright cherry, strawberry, floral, licorice and herbal aromas and flavors highlight this fragrant, elegant red. Silky and pure, with fine, ripe tannins for support."Wine Advocate 92"The 2009 Barbaresco shows personality and good cheer with a good dose of dried fruit and
Item Number: 15298
Bottle: $25.95
Case: $311.40
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Bodegas Palacios Remondo La Montesa 2010
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93“The 2010 Finca La Montesa, a blend of 75% Garnacha, 20% Tempranillo and 5% Mazuelo sourced from the family vineyard La Montesa del Monte Yerga in Alfaro, displays an attractive bright red ruby color, subtle notes of perfectly ripe red cherries, flowers, spices, flowers, wild herbs
Item Number: 15484
Bottle: $14.95
Case: $179.40
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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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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: $16.95
Case: $203.40
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Atalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91"Atalon’s 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is fleshy and generous, with plenty of fruit and terrific overall balance, not to mention considerable early appeal. Hints of tobacco, dried herbs and incense add complexity on the finish. This is a very solid wine for the money. The 2010 is 76%
Item Number: 14723
Bottle: $21.95
Case: $263.40
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Quinta do Noval Vintage Porto 2011
97  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 97"Vibrant, with luscious yet elegant mineral-infused flavors of dark currant, ripe cherry, green fig and raspberry. Shows ample pepper notes, with the tannins offering plenty of muscle and grip on the long, silky finish. Complex and restrained. Best from 2022 through 2047."Wine
Item Number: 14964
Bottle: $74.95
Case: $899.40
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Fess Parker 'Ashley's' Chardonnay 2011
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93"A big step up and a brilliant Chardonnay, the 2011 Chardonnay Ashley’s gold/green tinged color is followed by a steely, pure 2011 that has classic white peach, citrus blossom, mineral and white flower-like aromas and flavors as well as a lively, focused and elegant palate.
Item Number: 14577
Bottle: $23.95
Case: $287.40
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La Lecciaia 'Vigna Manapetra' Brunello di Montalcino 2007
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93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93"A vineyard-designated Brunello with sharp clarity and purity. Sangiovese aromas of wild berry, earth, pressed blue flower and forest floor. Lively and direct on the palate, with integrated acidity and firm structure."James Suckling 92"Very ripe fruit on the nose verging on
Item Number: 14312
Bottle: $27.95
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Bodegas Alto Moncayo 'Alto Moncayo' Garnacha 2011
95  Wine Advocate 
Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate 95"I tend to drink Alto Moncayo during its first 5-6 years of life. Although I was sure they had aging potential, I did not realize just how much longevity these wines possess. They are generally full-bodied, powerful (with at least 15.5% natural alcohol),
Item Number: 15864
Bottle: $35.95
Case: $431.40
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Corison 'Kronos' Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos is bigger, richer and deeper than the straight bottling. Plums, black currants, cassis, tar and pencil shavings all come to life in this utterly vivid, large-scaled Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2009 Kronos is endowed with serious intensity, yet
Item Number: 14988
Bottle: $112.95
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Penfolds 'Bin 28' Shiraz 2010
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz presents lovely, expressive blueberry, black raspberry and black cherries notes highlighted by violets, toast, cinnamon stick and touch of mulberries. Full-bodied and rich, the concentrated fruit is framed by medium levels
Item Number: 13713
Bottle: $23.95
Case: $287.40
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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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Domaine De La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rose 2012
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91  International Wine Cellar 
Wine Advocate 91"In the same mold, yet with a tad more flesh and texture, the 2012 Bandol Rose gives up notions of ripe peach, tangerine and saline-like minerality in its medium-bodied, supple and polished personality."International Wine Cellar 91"Bright orange-pink. Displays
Item Number: 13950
Bottle: $18.95
Case: $227.40
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Domaine Matassa Vins de Pays 'Romanissa' 2010
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94"Informed – as usual for this bottling – by the Lladoner Pelut variant of Grenache (for more about whose in this case ancient vines see my issue 195 review of this wine’s 2009 instantiation) Matassa’s 2010 Cuvee Romanissa features virtually no Carignan since along with this
Item Number: 15569
Bottle: $24.95
Case: $299.40
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