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Cantina del Taburno Falanghina 2014
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "Bright straw color. An intense menthol note enlivens the stone fruit and citrus aromas. Fresh, juicy and crisp, showing a minty edge to the orchard fruit flavors. Finishes clean and long, with bright acid lift. Over the years, Cantina del Taburno has proven remarkably adept at
Item Number: 19578

Castle Rock 'Lodi' Zinfandel 2012
" Our Castle Rock Zinfandel is produced from grapes grown in California’s Lodi Region, which is recognized as a premium growing location for Zinfandel grapes since the 1850s. Here the classic Mediterranean climate with its warm summers and cool moist winters along with deep sandy clay loam soils
Item Number: 13340
Case: $119.40

Champ de Treilles 'Vin Passion' Blanc 2012
"From 34% Sauvignon Blanc, 33% Sémillon and 33% Muscadelle; Grapes are handpicked and de-stemmed before being pressed into a tank. Natural yeasts begin fermentation under temperature-controlled conditions, lasting about two months. The wine is then moved to tank for four months to rest on lees and
Item Number: 17657
Case: $143.40
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Chateau Bellevue Entre-Deux-Mers 2014
The aromatic nose shows floral notes with pink grapefruit overtones. On the palate, it is medium bodied and mouth filling but with zippy acidity.
Item Number: 10112
Case: $119.40

Entremares Blanco 2014
" Entremares is a white wine elaborated with a blend of four local varieties from Extremadura: Cayetana Blanca, Pardina, Eva and Montúa. The first two varieties have much fresh fruit and high acidity, and the second two are more elegant and sweet. We have tried to obtain a good balance between fruit
Item Number: 20832
Case: $131.40

Fattoria Lavacchio Chianti Rufina 'Cedro' 2011
"This Chianti Rufina which is produced from Sangiovese grapes accurately selected in our vineyards, reflects the typical style of the territory taking the name of the Farm as its symbol."
Item Number: 17091
Case: $179.40

Flegenheimer 'Proprietary Red' Shiraz/Petite Sirah 2012
91  Stephen Tanzer 
Wine Advocate 91+ "A blend of Shiraz and Petite Sirah, the very deep purple-black colored 2012 Reserve Red Wine exudes aromas of warm blackberries and crushed black plums with hints of mulberries, black pepper, tree bark and charcoal. Very big and full-bodied, it fills the palate with warm berry
Item Number: 15693

J.J. Vincent Julienas 'La Conseillere' 2010
92  Burghound 
Burghound 92 "A highly expressive and overtly floral nose also offers up notes of earth, pepper and spice hints. There is impressive intensity and richness to the brooding, powerful and very firmly structured medium-bodied flavors that possess outstanding length on the austere, backward and clearly
Item Number: 17077

Muri Gries Lagrein Rosato 2015
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "Bright pink-red. Aromas and flavors of rose, violet, licorice, flint and red cherry are juicy, fresh and meaty. Big, solid Rosato showcasing just how suited Lagrein is to making Rosato wines ("Kretzer" on the label is the German word for Rosato)."~Ian D'Agata  "The ancient
Item Number: 21441
Case: $167.40

Sette Ponti Crognolo 2013
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "Lots of currants, blueberries, vanilla and floral character on the nose and palate. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Edgy contract of acidity, ripe fruit and wood. Stylish, savory and delicious. A blend of sangiovese and merlot; One of the best values amongst Super
Item Number: 20039
Case: $143.70