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Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico 2012
88  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88 "Here is an easy-drinking wine from Castello di Bossi. The 2012 Chianti Classico exhibits a thin style with a few points of sharpness and thorniness. The bouquet offers moderate intensity with wild berry, forest bramble, cranberry and white cherry. This wine does not deliver the
Item Number: 24104
Case: $191.40

Chateau La Coudraie Bordeaux 2014
"The wine shows juicy characteristics, with linzer torte and red licorice notes pumping along, backed by a lightly toasted finish. Drink now. 500 cases imported."  This wine is a blend of 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20 % Cabernet Sauvignon all planted on clay/limestone soils. The various
Item Number: 20092
Case: $131.40

Disruption Red Blend 2014
“The warmer climate of the Wahluke Slope gives richness and intensity to the fully ripened Cabernet Sauvignon. The freshness and dark fruit of the Malbec benefits from the cooler sites of the Yakima Valley. The result – a deep and dark blend that has vibrancy and freshness on the palate. The best of
Item Number: 23940
Case: $155.40

Gerard Bertrand Corbieres 2014
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 WS Top 100 2016 Rank 55 "A deep, concentrated color. The complex aromas of black fruit come from the carefully controlled extraction during vinification and from the exceptional ripeness of the grapes. A wine of distinctive character with all the flavors of ripe fruit, with
Item Number: 24424
Case: $185.40
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Gilbert Picq Chablis 2015
"I concur with David Schildknecht that Didier Picq was one of the most under-estimated vignerons in Chablis and if you want a masterclass in Chablis translated through the medium of neutral stainless steel vessels, then this is a place to come. Didier Picq is one of those winemakers chiseled from a
Item Number: 22193

Hardin 'Napa Valley' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
"The 2015 Hardin Cabernet Sauvignon is a combination of top valley floor and hillside sites, it’s a blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc aged in French oak (20% new) for about 22 months. A wine that displays the outright richness and power of the vintage. Deep, intense, plum, dark
Item Number: 24378
Case: $299.40

Odfjell Orzada Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92"Orange peel and black currant aromas follow through to a full body with chewy yet velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Drink now or hold." ~J.S.
Item Number: 24427
Case: $203.40

Ulrich Langguth 2014 Riesling 'Gunterslay'
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 "While rich and almost nectar like in ripeness, this vibrantly peachy, floral wine is kept in check by an exhilarating strike of lime acidity. Off dry in style, it's concentrated and penetrating, yet bracingly sheer. It would be a showstopper apéritif at the most elegant cocktail
Item Number: 21667
Case: $197.40

Vallegarcia Syrah 2011
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 From their vineyards in Retuerta de Bullaque, Toledo, comes the 2011 Vallegarcía Syrah from seven hectares of the Rhône variety pruned in the Smart-Dyson way, which fermented in stainless steel and matured in barrel for one year. There is a strong smell of boiled ham (lacón, look
Item Number: 21017

Bruni Poggio d'Elsa 2015
"This wine is made with 50% Sangiovese and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. The name of Poggio d’Elsa is given “in onore della nostra mamma Elsa”, in honor of their mother, Elsa Bruni. To this day, Elsa remains the true heart and soul of the estate. It shows purple color with ruby reflections. Tart fruity