James Suckling


Arnaldo Rivera Undicicomuni Barolo 2013
(2)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lapostolle 'Cuvee Alexander' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
(3)
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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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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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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Chateau La Lagune Haut-Medoc 2010
96  James Suckling 
Wine Advocate 94 Another great success from proprietress Caroline Frey, the 2010 La Lagune provides an essential drinking experience, with notes of Asian plum sauce, mulberries, kirsch liqueur and black currants. The wine also exhibits a savory, rich smokiness and subtle lead pencil shaving notes.
Item Number: 30241
Bottle:$76.95
Case: $923.40
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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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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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Bodegas Caro Red Blend 2013
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "Extremely beautiful aromas of dried flower, currant, fresh leather and some tar. Full body with silky tannins that give a beautiful texture that leads to ripe currant, orange peel and incense. Complex and complete. 50% malbec from Agrelo and 50% cabernet sauvignon from Valle de
Item Number: 25180
Bottle:$49.95
Case: $299.70
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Chateau La Croix Lartigue Cotes du Castillon 2011
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91  James Suckling 
Wine Spectator 90 "This is rock-solid, with smoldering charcoal notes lending a pleasant framework to the core of crushed plum, blackberry and anise flavors. Dark humus accents line the finish. This has the grip for mid-term cellaring. Drink now through 2020. 2,000 cases made."  James Suckling
Item Number: 25791
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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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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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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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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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
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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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Chateau L'Evangile Pomerol 2010
98  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 98+ "Another spectacular effort from L’Evangile, the 2010 is a close rival to the 2009 and should be fascinating to compare with that vintage over the next 30 or so years. Stunningly rich and black/purple in color, the 2010 L’Evangile offers up the tell-tale floral note as well as
Item Number: 13109
Bottle:$339.95
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Turnbull Cellars Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
92  James Suckling 
Vinous Media 92 "The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is a gorgeous entry-level offering. Savory herb, blood orange, mint and floral notes bring an extra kick of freshness to the red and purplish berry fruit. Medium in body and absolutely impeccable in its balance, the straight Napa Valley
Item Number: 31455
Bottle:$39.95
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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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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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Chateau de Laussac Cotes de Castillon 2015
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93  Wine Advocate 
James Suckling 91-92 A tangy and minerally young red with dark berry character. Full and chewy. Yet polished and focused.  Wine Advocate 91-93 The 2015 Laussac has a detailed, quite complex bouquet with lifted blackberry and cedar aromas, very expressive and welcoming. The palate is clean and
Item Number: 27586
Bottle:$18.45
Case: $221.40
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