James Suckling


Faust by Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
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94  James Suckling 
Robert Parker 92 “A beautiful core of ripe blackcurrants, blackberries and lavender with nuances of cedar chest ... Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a nice, firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and well-played freshness delivering a long, vibrant finish.”-RP  Wine Spectator 93 "Lush and
Item Number: 30556
Bottle:$39.95
Case: $479.40
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Arnaldo Rivera Undicicomuni Barolo 2013
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93  Wine Spectator 
2018 WS TOP 100 #54 Wine Spectator 93 The sweet fruit flavor and solid structure play off each other as this evolves. Starts with floral, cherry, strawberry and licorice flavors, melding into the firm, resonant tannins as the finish extends. Complex, balanced and set for a long life.  James
Item Number: 30109
Bottle:$25.95
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El Enemigo Chardonnay 2016
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98  James Suckling 
James Suckling 98 This is really amazing with an exotic dried fruit character of pineapple and mangoes. Full body, rich and fruity with cream, pie-crust and caramel character. Crazy Chardonnay with a little Jura style and some flor undertones. It really does have flor in the barrel when ageing.
Item Number: 31917
Bottle:$22.95
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Castello di Monsanto 'Riserva' Chianti Classico RSV 2015
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96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "Aromas of plums, cherries and hints of green olives. White truffles and deep earth, too. Full-bodied, so layered and beautiful with a fabulous texture and ripe tannins. It is so pure and minimalist in the end, showing the effect of traditional, hands-off winemaking. Don’t miss
Item Number: 30977
Bottle:$21.95
Case: $263.40
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La Rioja Alta 'Vina Ardanza' Rioja Reserva 2009
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96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "Very fresh and vivid 2009 with berries, dark spice and hints of walnuts. Full-bodied, reserved and so held back and muscular, but you don’t feel the tannins and the strength. A great wine. Give it two or three years. Try in 2020. Publish Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018  Wine
Item Number: 31001
Bottle:$27.95
Case: $335.40
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Cune 'Vina Real' Crianza Tempranillo 2015
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92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "This is a fuller and richer crianza with dried fruit, meat and spice. Layered and round-textured. Shows soft tannins. Rich and flavorful at the finish. Gorgeous wine. Drink now. Publish Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018"  Wine Advocate 90 "The excellent 2015 Viña Real Crianza is
Item Number: 31959
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Vina Cobos 'Felino' Malbec 2017
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93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "A vivid and linear wine with blackberry and blueberry character. Granite. Medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now."~J.S.  Wine Advocate 90+ "I also tasted the just-bottled 2017 Felino Malbec, of which a whopping 651,000 bottles have been produced. They
Item Number: 30199
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Dom Perignon Brut 2008
98  James Suckling 
Wilfred Wong 99 COMMENTARY: Dom Pérignon—a luxury brand that needs no introduction—is going to get even better as it moves through the generational changes with the changing of the guard. While this wine has always sparkled in a class by itself since its inception in 1921, the soon-to-be-released
Item Number: 32373
Bottle:$159.95
Case: $959.70
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Educated Guess Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
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91  James Suckling 
"It’s rich, ripe, and well-structured with flavors of juicy blackberry and cherry fruit, creamy milk chocolate, and dusty notes all tied together with a toasty oak finish that in a word is...lingering. Educated Guess fills all the requirements that a serious Cabernet lover is looking for while
Item Number: 29085
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Petra 'Zingari' Super Toscana IGT 2015
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94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 Beautiful aromas of cherries, dark chocolate and lemon rind, following through to a full body with round and chewy tannins. Yet, it is polished and soft. A juicy finish. A blend of merlot, sangiovese, syrah and petit verdot.  Wine Spectator 92 “Bright, ripe cherry and plum
Item Number: 32627
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Antinori 'Guado al Tasso' Il Bruciato 2016
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94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 "This second wine shows such a great balance of round tannins and juicy, creamy and chocolate character. Full, flavorful and joyful. Salty and juicy. Savory and even meaty. Drink now or hold.”  Wine Spectator 90 “Cherry jam, blackberry and floral aromas and flavors prevail in
Item Number: 29713
Bottle:$22.95
Case: $137.70
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Chateau La Diligente Puisseguin Saint-Emillion 2015
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92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 "This 30-acre estate offers an excellent wine that demonstrates the balance between the ripeness of Merlot and the more restrained nature of the Cabernets. Add in the barrel aging, and the wine has both structure and elegance."  James Suckling 91 "A silky red with plum and
Item Number: 28654
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Paul Hobbs 'Napa Crossbarn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "This is a layered and rich cabernet with currant and fresh-herb character. Some bark and black tea, too. Full-bodied, tight and tensioned with real focus and length. Delicious now but even better in 2020. Publish Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018"  Wine Advocate 91 "Deep
Item Number: 30705
Bottle:$42.95
Case: $515.40
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Groth Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "Complex aromas of blackcurrants and blackberries with hints of stones and pine needles follow through to a full body, firm and round tannins and a flavorful finish. Needs time to come together."  "Cabernet Sauvignon shows off a beautiful dark cherry color in the glass with
Item Number: 29014
Bottle:$51.95
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Fanti Brunello di Montalcino 2013
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 Plenty of black cherry and berry character with hints of flowers. Medium to full body, soft and fresh tannins and a clean and delicious finish. Lovely now.  Wine Enthusiast 90 Aromas of blueberry, truffle, coconut and a whiff of dark spice emerge on this. On the firm palate,
Item Number: 32782
Bottle:$35.95
Case: $431.40
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Ulysses Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
98  James Suckling 
James Suckling 98 “The evolution of this wine has been phenomenal since I tasted it in barrel a year ago with the same black cherry, plum and citrus character but with a turn to orange leaf, dark Chinese tea, and mushroom. Full body, fine and velvety tannins with a touch of dust to the texture. So
Item Number: 29893
Bottle:$154.95
Case: $929.70
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Bollinger Rose Brut NV
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 " This is a rose of complexity and sophistication. It is essentially a finessed version of Special Cuvee and has all the brightness and nicely caught complexity of that Champagne with a layer of redder fruit aromas as well as a thread of raspberry and cherry on the palate; some
Item Number: 19140
Bottle:$79.95
Case: $959.40
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Renieri Brunello di Montalcino 2013
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98  James Suckling 
James Suckling 98"Spectacular aromas of dark fruits such as cherries with undertones of peaches and orange peel and some floral character, too. Full body, layered and rich. Lightly chewy tannins. Incredibly long and flavorful. Makes you want to drink it now but it will age beautifully."
Item Number: 30998
Bottle:$54.95
Case: $659.40
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Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2012
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93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 “This is a structured and power red with dried berry, chocolate, spice and salty, mineral character. Full-bodied, firm and chewy. Shows wonderful potential.”   “Nose of black currant, blueberry, dark cherry, ripe plum, licorice, tobacco, vanilla, toffee, and some sweet spice.
Item Number: 27359
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 “This shows hot stones, ash, undertones of citrus, slate and oyster shell. Lots of blue fruit on the palate with licorice character to define the full body, tight yet grippy tannins and fruity yet minerally finish. Drink in 2019.”  The Wine Advocate 92 “Medium to deep
Item Number: 27982
Bottle:$34.95
Case: $419.40
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Ottosoldi Gavi 2017
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92The play between citrus fruit and green apples, but then white blossom and even pineapple is enticing. The palate is steely and focused, but nicely layered and textured on the finish. Drink now.
Item Number: 32745
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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The Calling 'Dutton Ranch' Chardonnay 2017
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92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "One of the fresher 2017s tasted, this has a ripe core of melon and pears with attractive oak spice and subtly toasty notes on the finish."  Intensely aromatic with notes of lemon curd, honeysuckle and white rose petals. Crisp acidity is balanced with subtle French oak on the
Item Number: 32258
Bottle:$24.85
Case: $298.20
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Cune 'Crianza' Rioja 2015
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92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "Very pretty plum, cherry and hints of cedar. Medium body, with soft tannins and a delicious finish. Shows the real Rioja character. Delicious always. Drink now. Publish Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018"  Wine Advocate 89 "The 2015 Cune Crianza is a traditional blend of 85%
Item Number: 31509
Bottle:$9.65
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Dominio de Eguren 'Protocolo' Tempranillo 2016
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91  James Suckling 
Tarry, savory accents ahead of blackberry and blackcurrant aromas. The palate has medium body and neatly balanced tannins. Supple, soft and even layered. Punchy finish. Drink or hold.James Suckling91
Item Number: 5051
Bottle:$5.45
Case: $65.40
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Beaulieu Vineyard 'Rutherford' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
92  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 92 "Here’s a red-fruited cabernet that’s juicy and ripe, buoyed by the elegance of benchland tannins. Those tannins feel brisk, with rocky mineral edges and softer hints of leather. They gird the flavors, holding them tight, even as a beam of freshness shoots through the middle of
Item Number: 29058
Bottle:$28.95
Case: $347.40
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