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Top Ten November 2017

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Jean Louis Chave Mon Coeur Cotes du Rhone 2015
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "This unfurls a pure beam of crushed plum and black cherry fruit, inlaid gently with singed bay leaf, pepper and anise notes. A light smoky edge runs through the finish. Drink now. 9,000 cases made. —J.M"  Lettie Teague, The Wall Street Journal  "The Chave name is linked to
Item Number: 17607
Case: $203.40

Von Donabaum Gruner Veltliner 2016
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91"This wine leads with lovely touch of flint, accentuating its green pear and lemon zest aromas. On the palate, it’s light and dry, with a phenolic character that lends both texture and structure, adding complexity to all the freshness."—A.K.
Item Number: 26170
Case: $131.40

Quinta do Vale Meao 'Meandro' Red Blend 2014
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91  "The 2014 Meandro do Vale Meão is a 40/30 blend of Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, with 20% Tinta Roriz and small dollops of other grapes. It was aged in well-used French oak (six years) for 13 months and comes in 14.5% alcohol. If you read my accompanying article this issue,
Item Number: 24030
Case: $101.70

Tenuta Ghiaccio Forte Morellino di Scansano 2014
"Aromas of dried mushroom, berry and oyster shell follow through to a full body, with round tannins and a long and intense. Lovely soft texture. An outstanding Morellino di Scansano. Don't miss it. From the same owners as Brunello's Castello Romitorio. Drink or hold."
Item Number: 25338
Case: $143.40

Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2016
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2016 Sauvignon Blanc is unoaked and comes in at 13% alcohol. Whenever I tease winemaker and co-owner Angelos Latridis about making so many wines from French grapes, he has several easy answers and one really great one, even if he is too polite to give it. Namely, Sauvignon
Item Number: 24588
Case: $179.40

Chateau Nicot Bordeaux Rose 2016
“For over two centuries it has been in the hands of the Dubourg family, which has a total of 85 hectares of vines covering nine Bordeaux appellations, including some just over the river at Cadillac and in Sauternes. 50% Cabernet / 50% Merlot. Wine with notes of red fruits. The palate is fresh and
Item Number: 26778

Chateau le Pavillon de Boyrein Rouge 2015
70% Merlot / 30% Cabernet-sauvignon "A dry, medium-bodied wine. Aromas of cherry-laden fruit and sweet, dark chocolate followed by flavours of blackcurrant and cedar wood much more to the fore. Very complex and structured with a lengthy finish. Pair with meats, beef, and hard cheeses" ~winery
Item Number: 26325

Domaine Barmes-Buecher Rosenberg Pinot Blanc 2015
"Maxime Barmes took advantage of near-perfect conditions in 2015 to fashion a Pinot Blanc of exceptional concentration and intense flavor. There are hints of fresh cream, citrus peel and toast, backed by plenty of fresh acidity and a suave- almost Burgundian- texture. Long, rich and refined on the
Item Number: 25825
Case: $239.40

Vina Elena Jumilla Paraje Marin 2016
89  James Suckling 
James Suckling 89"Bright berry fruit that's juicy with almost no tannins and modest depth. Plenty of charm and freshness. Drink now."
Item Number: 26237
Case: $155.40

Dominio De Atauta Ribera Del Duero 2012
93  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 91 "There were some mineral, diesel-like aromas in the 2012 Dominio de Atauta, with echoes of toasted cereals over a core of ripe cherries, making for a nicely balanced nose with integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied, also balanced and with fine tannins. It feels like a nice
Item Number: 22864
Case: $359.40