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Agoston Grenache & Syrah 2009
2011 Guia Penin 90"Really nice clean fruity everyday wine. Palate is also nice and clean. An excellent BBQ wine."~International Wine Challenge"Commended" Decanter MagazineThe 2009 AGOSTON GARNACHA/SYRAH is a single vineyard selection aged 50% in French Oak. It is a dead ringer for a $20
Item Number: 14928
Bottle: $4.95
Case: $59.40

Cuvelier Los Andes Coleccion Red Blend 2010
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"Polished and well-structured, this red offers fine tannins and fresh acidity supporting notes of pure cassis and black cherry puree. Spice, mineral and dark tobacco hints add range to the finish. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Petit Verdot. Drink now through
Item Number: 15470
Bottle: $15.95
Case: $191.40

Domaine Piron Chenas Quartz 2010
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90"The 2010 Chenas Quartz Domaine Piron & Lameloise – bottled for one week when I tasted it – reflects the quartzite-rich soil in which it grows in mouthwatering salinity and an active sense of mineral impingement. Like the corresponding Morgon Cote de Py, 40% of this matured in
Item Number: 15633
Bottle: $18.95
Case: $227.40

Domaine Ste. Michelle 'Michelle' Brut NV
"With delicate flavors of apples and citrus and lively acidity, Michelle Brut is the perfect accompaniment for a wide array of foods. Winemaker Rick Casqueiro samples approximately 110 lots of base wines and eventually selects the cuvée, based on aroma and acidity to create the assemblage. The
Item Number: 14870
Bottle: $12.45
Case: $149.40

Giacomo Mori 'Castelrotto' Chianti Riserva 2010
92  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 92"The 2010 Chianti Riserva Castelrotto is rich, generous and inviting, all within the very classic framework of the vintage. Sweet red cherries, flowers and spices abound in this beautifully delineated, classy Chianti. A result of the gradual phasing out of Merlot in favor of
Item Number: 14768
Bottle: $24.95
Case: $299.40

Graham Beck 'Bliss' Demi Sec NV
“Light yeasty aromas, with hints of butterscotch, honey and praline, this delectable bubby will stimulate your sweeter senses.” Winery Notes
Item Number: 14048
Bottle: $13.95
Case: $167.40
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Michel Torino Coleccion Malbec Rose 2012
"The 2012 Malbec Rose assertive aromas of roses, honey, and crushed cherries with notes of spice and rosemary. On the palate, there is crisp, ripe strawberry fruit with bubblegum and white pepper notes on the finish. A great match with lighter summer dishes." ~Winery notes
Item Number: 15560
Bottle: $8.95
Case: $107.40

Pasquale Pelissero Barbaresco 2010
"Well bodied and dry, with a well balanced acidity. Smooth and consistent tannins make the product full and round to the palate. The harmonic and persistent aftertaste is characteristic of this varietal and this territory. Fine and persistent, it evolves into spicy notes with maturation. Among the
Item Number: 14973
Bottle: $19.95
Case: $239.40

Vizcarra Ramos 'Senda del Oro Roble' Tempranillo 2012
90  Stephen Tanzer 
Wine Advocate 90"The 2012 Vizcarra Senda del Oro Roble (100% Tempranillo) was aged six months in French and American oak. Youthful, grapey and still slightly unformed, it tastes more like a barrel sample than a finished wine. Its dense ruby/purple color and big blast of black currant and
Item Number: 14770
Bottle: $14.85
Case: $178.20

Yalumba 'Oxford Landing' Shiraz 2012
"Oxford Landing is part of the Yalumba portfolio of wines which is Australia's oldest family owned winery. This wine is a sublime Shiraz. Deep purple red in color, it has lifted aromas of plums and black cherries with hints of violets and white pepper. The generous palate has flavors of blackberry
Item Number: 15328
Bottle: $6.95
Case: $83.40