James Suckling


Tolaini Valdisanti Red Blend 2012
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92  James Suckling 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2012 Valdisanti is based on Cabernet Sauvignon, with Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc in supporting roles. This is a beautiful expression with a full and generous disposition. The wine opens to a dark garnet color and thick consistency. You very much taste the Cabernet in this
Item Number: 24267
Bottle:$23.95
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Arnaldo Rivera Undicicomuni Barolo 2013
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100  Wine Spectator 
WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100 #54/ 93 Points.  James Suckling 92 A dense and polished red with dark berry, dried strawberry and black pepper aromas and flavors. Full body, polished tannins and a crisp finish.  Wine Enthusiast 90 Iris, leather and scorched earth aromas come together on this. The
Item Number: 30109
Bottle:$25.95
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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
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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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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Ca' del Baio 'Autinbej' Barbaresco 2015
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 " Sweet berry and cherry aromas with hints of flowers following through to a full body, with lots of fruit and chewy tannins. A long and rich finish. Needs four to five years of bottle age. Try in 2022."   Wine Spectator 93 "A briny mineral note in the aroma signals this
Item Number: 31996
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $149.70
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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:$49.95
Case: $599.40
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Lapostolle 'Cuvee Alexander' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
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94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94"A very complex cabernet with violet, blackcurrant and lavender character. Some mint. Full body, firm and velvety tannins and a cedar and hazelnut finish. Made from biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold."
Item Number: 31467
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape 2016
99  James Suckling 
James Suckling 99 “This is a stunning Beaucastel. A classic! Has a superb array of fruit, ranging from red, through to blue, darker purple and black. Nuances of dark, stony minerals, spices, wild flowers and herbs. So fleshy. This has impeccable balance, super-silky tannins and an extraordinarily
Item Number: 30725
Bottle:$79.95
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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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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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Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia 2015
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100  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 100 “A barrel sample blended of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec coming from six vineyards and reared in 100% new French oak, the 2015 Insignia Proprietary Red Wine has a very deep inky-purple color and nose of crushed red and black currants,
Item Number: 30389
Bottle:$215.95
Case: $1,295.70
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Chateau Gloria St. Julien 2015
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 What a gorgeous and supple young wine with ultra-fine tannins and vivid acidity. Medium to full body and direct and driven tannins. Shows such beauty. Better in 2020 but already beautiful.  Wine Spectator 93 WS TOP 100 2018 Rank 63 Well-steeped plum, fig and boysenberry fruit
Item Number: 31151
Bottle:$54.65
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Altos 'Colonia Las Liebres' Bonarda 2017
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92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "Bold and super-fresh (slight reduction) this is an extremely expressive red with attractive cherry, blueberry, herbal and savory notes. You need to like tannins and acidity to get excited about this, but their interplay is exciting. A great food wine. Drink or hold."   Wine
Item Number: 15629
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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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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Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2009
97  James Suckling 
Wine Enthusiast 97  "The latest incarnation of this famous Champagne now comes from Roederer's own vineyards, a good portion of which are run on biodynamic lines. This still-young wine has great depth and richness, a beautiful balance between ripe fruit and crisp texture that make it alive, crisp
Item Number: 25765
Bottle:$199.99
Case: $1,199.94
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Firriato Chiaramonte Nero D'Avola 2015
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93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93Dried berry and spice with hints of rose petal on the nose. Full body. Round, velvety and ripe tannins. Gorgeous fruit. Drink or hold.
Item Number: 30008
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
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91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 "A firm and silky red with blackberry and blueberry with hints of chocolate and spice. Medium body. Fine tannins. No wood. Delicious now."~JS  “A balanced and elegant wine bursting with black cherry, raspberry and strawberry flavors. Pair with barbeque and grilled
Item Number: 15812
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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Black Stallion Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 “With a woody nose of toasted oak and dried herb, this impressive wine is structured and bright, with fresh cassis and red cherry. Balanced and well integrated, it shows depth of flavor and complexity. Editors’ Choice.”  James Suckling 91 “Red plums, dark cherries, fresh herbs
Item Number: 30680
Bottle:$21.95
Case: $263.40
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La Rioja Alta 'Vina Alberdi' Rioja Reserva 2012
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92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "This is a very classic Rioja with dried fruit and hints of vanilla. Lots of plums and red fruit. Full-bodied, round and juicy. Exotic and beautiful. Very pretty 2012. Drink now. Publish Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018"  Wine Advocate 90+ "Cropped from an extremely dry year,
Item Number: 29727
Bottle:$16.95
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Heitz Cellars Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93"Lovely aromas of blackcurrants and dark chocolate with hints of flowers. Ever so subtle. Medium full body, firm and silky tannins and a juicy finish. Shows tension and focus. Drink or hold." ~J.S.
Item Number: 27825
Bottle:$49.95
Case: $599.40
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Trapiche 'Broquel' Malbec 2016
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90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90“A straightforward malbec with dried berry, fig character. Medium body, firm and dry. Drink now.”
Item Number: 28769
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Roco 'Gravel Road' Pinot Noir 2015
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93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 This pinot noir shows blueberries, raspberries, cherries and hints of hazelnuts. Medium body, velvety and ripe tannins and a beautiful and long finish. I like the finesse here. Delicious now. Screw cap  Vinous Media 90 Ruby-red. Cherry pit, cola, licorice and a peppery note on
Item Number: 29724
Bottle:$17.95
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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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Quintessa Red Blend 2015
97  James Suckling 
James Suckling 97 “Aromas of blue fruits, blackberries, tile and lead pencil. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh, bright finish. Layered and intense with white-pepper and salt undertones. Love the finish to this racy young wine. Beautiful blue fruits! Drink in 2020 and onwards. From biodynamic
Item Number: 30815
Bottle:$158.95
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