Stephen Tanzer


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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Laurent Perrier Cuvee Brut Rose NV
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90  Stephen Tanzer 
Connoisseurs' Guide 96 "Elegant and fruity at the same time with a quick invitation from bright, pure cherryish notes and then filled out handsomely by whiffs of chalky soils and well-integrated, rich and uplifting yeast-driven scents, this wine manages to be both vigorous and layered at one and
Item Number: 2854
Bottle:$67.95
Case: $407.70
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Margaine 'Le Brut' Champagne NV
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "Arnaud Margaine’s NV Brut Premier Cru is gorgeous. White flowers, crushed rocks and green pears literally jump from the glass in this beautifully delineated, energetic Champagne. Vivid, crystalline and beautifully layered, the Premier Cru impresses for its balance and exceptional
Item Number: 17267
Bottle:$37.95
Case: $455.40
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Robert Mondavi 'Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
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99  Anthony Dias Blue 
Anthony Dias Blue 99 "A stunner-dignified and mature (yet so age-worthy). This wine is goosebump-giving world-class, from its blue violet nose to its elegant core. The gritty tannins soften and it evolves with a lava flow of dark chocolate and dark black cherry and cardamom, held up with acidity
Item Number: 14872
Bottle:$119.95
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Joseph Faiveley Chablis AC 2012
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89  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 89 "(bottled in July of 2013): Pale bright yellow. Classic lemon and oyster shell aromas. Broad, supple and creamy, offering a gently saline oyster shell quality. This fine-grained wine would make a lovely introduction to Chablis for the uninitiated. Faiveley made 2,000 cases but
Item Number: 22302
Bottle:$23.95
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Gimonnet 1er Blanc de Blanc Chardonnay NV
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92  Wine Spectator 
Allen Meadown 93 "A wafting and distinctly cool nose featuring essence of white flowers and Meyer lemon slides gracefully into bright, clean and utterly delicious middle weight flavors that possess lovely depth and length on the markedly dry finish. This is dry but not aggressively so and I very
Item Number: 9931
Bottle:$42.95
Case: $515.40
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Krug Brut 2003
95  James Suckling 
Vinous Media 95  " Light yellow. Powerful, complex bouquet evokes fresh peach, pear, floral honey, green almond and smoky minerals. Deep, palate-staining citrus and orchard fruit flavors show outstanding vivacity for a hot vintage, picking up ginger and talc notes with air. The strikingly long,
Item Number: 19615
Bottle:$238.95
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Indaba Sauvignon Blanc 2016
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87  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 87"Very pale green-tinged yellow. Stone and tropical fruits on the nose, accented by licorice and tarragon. Musky lemon-lime flavors show a leesy hint. A lightly saline Sauvignon Blanc with a supple texture."
Item Number: 12867
Bottle:$6.95
Case: $83.40
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The Chook Sparkling Shiraz NV
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90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90 "Lots of licorice and tea leaf with meat and blackberry aromas. Full body, soft and lightly velvety sparkling red wine. Flavorful finish. Drink now."  Stephen Tanzer 89 " (made from a blend of fruit from McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek) Vivid ruby, with a frothy mousse. Bright
Item Number: 3846
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Clerico 'Ciabot Mentin' Barolo 2010
97  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94-97 "Intense, concentrated and long, with rich cherry and floral notes. "   Stephen Tanzer 95+ "Good full red. Liqueur-like plum and black cherry on the nose. Then fine-grained and classy but tightly wound, showing utterly primary flavors of cherry, red berries and menthol.
Item Number: 16971
Bottle:$75.95
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Tozai 'Snow Maiden' Junmai Nigori 720ml
88  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 88 "I recently tasted through the sake portfolio of Vine Connections, better known for their prime selection of wines from Argentina, and was knocked out by the quality of sakes they import from small, family-run brewers in Japan. Heavy milky-white. Nutty, creamy nose. Rich, chewy
Item Number: 7152
Bottle:$12.99
Case: $155.88
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Vina Borgia 3.0L Campo de Borja 3.0L
88  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 88"Jammy blackberry, blueberry and gentle spice aromas are impressively fresh for this price range. Round and fleshy, offering sweet dark berry flavors and no rough edges. Clean and sweet on the finish, with the vivid dark berry flavors echoing."
Item Number: 9899
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $63.80
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Domaine Faiveley Corton Clos des Cortons GC 2011
96  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 93-96 "Good deep red. A bit darker on the nose than the grand crus from Gevrey-Chambertin, offering explosive aromas of crushed raspberry, black cherry, exotic spices and a touch of smoke. Compellingly rich and seamless in the mouth, with terrific sappy verve to the urgent flavors of
Item Number: 14389
Bottle:$119.95
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Domaine Faiveley Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru 2011
96  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 93-96 "Bright, deep red. Very deep aromas and flavors of raspberry, redcurrant, smoke and crushed rock. At once penetrating and utterly fine-grained; explosive sappy perfume fills the mouth without leaving any impression of weight. Pinot just doesn't pull off this trick anywhere but

Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "A powerful, direct wine, the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon hits the palate with a blast of dark cherries, plums, violets and spice box. The tannins remain quite firm, so another few years of cellaring is probably a good idea. I very much like the sense of energy and direction,

Domaine Saint Prefert 'Reserve' Charles Giraud 2011
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94 "Features a dark, warm ganache spine that holds the cherry compote, plum sauce and steeped currant fruit together. Smoldering charcoal and tobacco notes line the finish. Shows solid muscle for the vintage.”"  Wine Advocate 92 "The 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Collection Charles

Racemi 'Sinfarosa' Zinfandel 2011
91  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 91 "Bright medium ruby. Deep perfume of blackberry, red cherry, licorice and sweet pipe tobacco. Dense, pure and concentrated, with red fruit and spice flavors nicely framed by ripe, harmonious acidity. At roughly 15%, this is relatively high in alcohol but not obviously hot.

E. Guigal 'Chat d'Ampuis' Cote Rotie 2010
99  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 99 " More closed than when I tasted it earlier this year, the 2010 Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis is an incredible effort that's made from 93% Syrah and 7% Viognier. Coming from the estate's top sites and aged 38 months in new oak, it has no problem standing beside the top three

Soter 'Mineral Springs Ranch' Pinot Noir 2011
92  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 92 "Vivid ruby-red. Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of redcurrant, cherry, floral oils and minerals. At once silky and penetrating, offering vibrant red fruit and bitter blood orange flavors that gain sweetness with air. The mineral note comes back strong on the persistent finish,

Seghesio 'La Villa' Barolo 2006
93  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 93 "I was completely floored by Seghesio's 2006 Barolo La Villa, easily the best vintage of this wine I have ever tasted. Dark plums, cherries, violets, minerals and spices emerge from this deceptively mid-weight Barolo. The wine gains muscle in the glass; yet retains elements of

Joseph Swan 'Kent the Younger' Chardonnay 2011
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92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 "With only 12.5% alcohol by volume, this young-vine Chardonnay is one of the lightest, most delicate Chardonnays the winery has ever produced. But it’s not shy on flavor, delivering waves of tropical fruits, peaches, vanilla and buttered toast. Long and sweet in honey, it

Gianni Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino 2003
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "Gianni Brunelli's 2003 Brunello di Montalcino is a gorgeous, mid-weight wine that shows the generosity and openness of the vintage. This brooding Brunello is loaded with Sangiovese character in a ripe style that nevertheless retains notable balance, detail and poise. Today the

Paul Hobbs 'Richard Dinner' Chardonnay 2012
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95  Antonio Galloni 
Wine Enthusiast 95 "This exquisitely crafted model of balance offers lemon-bar meringue and baked pear on the nose before revealing a tightrope of minerality and lush concentration on the palate, weighted perfectly against each other. Fleshy and delicious, the wine has so much fine fruit to offer

Clos Mont Olivet 'Cuvee Papet' Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012
96  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 94-96 "Brilliant ruby. Spice- and mineral-accented red fruits and lavender on the intensely perfumed nose. Juicy, focused and pure, with excellent depth to its raspberry and cherry compote flavors. Puts on weight with air without any loss of vibrancy. The mineral element carries

Heartland Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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93  James Halliday 
James Halliday 93 " Matured in both French and American oak. Stand out release under this label and excellent value. Essence-like blackcurrant and dried herb notes with a lift of mint. Fruit does the overwhelming majority of the talking. Freshness, flavour and texture all impress. "   Stephen