James Suckling


Renieri Brunello di Montalcino 2012
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95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "Very perfumed with chocolate, berries and spices. Some nuts, too. Full body, velvety tannins and a luscious finish. Extremely long and generous yet shows reserve. Drink in 2019."  Wine Advocate 93 "Renieri is an excellent producer of Brunello. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino
Item Number: 26531
Bottle:$39.95
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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:$44.95
Case: $539.40
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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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Antinori Tignanello 2014
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 "Really pretty aromas of currants and roses follow through to a medium body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh finish. Very well done for 2014 and a wonderful Tignanello to drink now or later. Better in 2019."  The Wine Advocate 93  "Tignanello has this amazing ability of
Item Number: 25482
Bottle:$89.95
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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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Marques de Caceres Rioja Reserva 2012
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93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 WS TOP 100 2017 Rank 19 “Black cherry, currant and floral notes are expressive and alluring, balanced by loamy earth, tobacco and mineral elements that add a savory quality. Firm, well-integrated tannins give support to the polished texture, while orange peel acidity fuels the
Item Number: 26567
Bottle:$16.95
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Antinori 'Guado al Tasso' Il Bruciato 2016
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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Domaine Simon Blanchard Montagne-St Emilion 2015
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91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 "Chocolate and hazelnut aromas with blackberry and blueberry character. Medium to full body, silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Integrated and fine. Drink or hold."—JS  " All purity of fruit and terroir. Blackberry and plums backed by hints of tobacco. Palate is fresh and
Item Number: 28059
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio 2015
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94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 "Complex and beautiful with lemon-rind, spice, white-peach, nutmeg and mineral aromas. Full-bodied palate showing lots of white pepper and dried mangoes and apples. Long and flavorful finish. Love the intensity and freshness. Drink now."  "Yellow with light copper reflections.
Item Number: 26158
Bottle:$15.95
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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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Wines of Substance Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
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93  Jeb Dunnuck 
Jeb Dunnuck 93 "The largest production cuvée, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon was vinified in tank before being pressed to barrel where it went through malo. Aged 13 months in barrels, its vibrant purple color is followed by a terrific bouquet of blueberries, cassis, scorched earth, and spice. Deep,
Item Number: 28411
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Blackbird Vineyards 'Arise' Proprietary Red 2013
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91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 "So much dried flower, walnut and plum aromas with mineral undertones. Full body, silky tannins and a flavorful finish. A sweet tobacco and light powder chocolate undertone."  Wine Enthusiast 91 "This is a Merlot-dominant blend, with 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet
Item Number: 23141
Bottle:$39.95
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Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia 2015
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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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:$19.45
Case: $233.40
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Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir 2015
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95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "There's a focus and precision to this pinot with refined tannins and beautiful fruit. A medium to full body characterised a firm, polished and tight center palate of fruit and tannins. Drink now."  Wine Spectator 91 "Vibrant and harmonious, with floral raspberry and savory
Item Number: 27170
Bottle:$36.95
Case: $221.70
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La Rioja Alta 'Vina Alberdi' Rioja Reserva 2012
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
Case: $203.40
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Paul Hobbs 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "Aromas of tar, blackberries, cloves and dark chocolate. Perfumed. Full and focused with a beautiful center palate and length. Mostly from Nathan Combs in Coombsville with some Yountville-sourced fruit. Best ever. Drink or hold. Publish Date: Friday, January 27, 2017"  Vinous
Item Number: 29483
Bottle:$102.95
Case: $1,235.40
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Charles Krug Family 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
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90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90“Some nicely fresh currant character as well bright violets and just-picked herbs. Medium to full body, pretty acidity and a crushed-stone finish.”
Item Number: 27983
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $311.40
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Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
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94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 "What a delicious nose that’s ripe, but also really well defined with dried red plums, hazelnuts, Indian spices, baking spices, cedar, tar and licorice. The dusty tannins are a delight, and so are the dried fruit and spices that warm the palate. They also penetrate all the way
Item Number: 28880
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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La Rioja Alta 'Vina Arana' Tempranillo 2009
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96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "This is a powerful and rich red with black truffle and blueberry character. Sweet tobacco, too. Full body, tannic and flavorful. Yet open and polished. Fantastic finish. Great ageing potential. Drink or hold."  Vintage This vintage stands out for the high grape quality coupled
Item Number: 25923
Bottle:$24.95
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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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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
Case: $287.40
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Arnaldo Rivera Undicicomuni Barolo 2013
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
Case: $311.40
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Chateau Canon-La-Gaffeliere St. Emilion 2014
96  Vinous Media 
Wine Spectator 95 2017 WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100, Rank #7 This cuts a wide swath, with mouthwatering tobacco and warm ganache notes leading the way, followed by a wave of fig, blackberry and black currant preserves. Shows remarkable definition already, even though the structure is strident. Tempting
Item Number: 27649
Bottle:$85.95
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