Monthly Archives: August 2011

How do you sell a $3500 bottle of wine?

I wanted to visit Anderson’s Conn Valley because I had really enjoyed their wines.  I gave the 2006 “Right Bank” a great review in my first newsletter.  They only do visits by appointment, so I made one for the four … Continue reading

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Mont Tauch Grenache Noir Reserve 2009

$11.99 Tuchan, Languedoc-Rousillon, France PLCB Code # 11314 I couldn’t find reviews in any of the major wine publications, but here are two fun (and maybe not so discerning) reviews: The 2009 Mont Tauch Les Garrigues Grenache Noir is young and spunky, and … Continue reading

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Hogue Genesis Viognier 2008

$8.99Columbia Valley, WashingtonChairman’s SelectionPLCB Code # 32238 A lovely bottle, with rich aromas of lemon/lime and beeswax. Flavors combine ripe citrus, orange peel and English Breakfast tea. Balanced and full, with 12% Chardonnay fleshing out the midpalate. 89 points Wine … Continue reading

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Piccini Chianti Classico Riserva 2005

$10.99 Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 15242 This Riserva is measured in terms of its aromatic intensity and although it does deliver cherry, spice and warm notes of leather and almond, it does so in a … Continue reading

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Finca Flichman Paisajo de Tupungato 2007

$11.99 Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 32168 72% Malbec, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot; spice box, incense, black fruits, savory, supple, long –JM 88 points Wine Advocate October 2010 The vineyard lies 3600 feet above sea level, in … Continue reading

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Vineyard 29 Cru 2008

$29.99Napa Valley, CaliforniaChairman’s SelectionPLCB Code # 32225 Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by sweet aromas of black cherries, black currants, tobacco leaf, coffee and spice. Round, medium-bodied and delicious, it should drink well for 7-10 years. Proprietors Chuck and … Continue reading

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Duorum Tinto 2009

$14.99Douro, PortugalChairman’s SelectionPLCB Code #32182 This ripe red shows deep, rich flavors of raspberry, dark cherry and baked plum. Intense chocolate notes chime in, with mocha and mineral, extending on the smoky finish. Drink now through 2015. 7,000 cases made. … Continue reading

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Sella & Mosca Terre Rare Carignano del Sulcis Riserva 2005

$7.99Sulcis, Sardinia, ItalyPLCB Code # 32253 The 2005 Carignano del Sulcis Riserva Terrerare is a soft, easygoing red with excellent definition in its varietal aromas and flavors. Sweet herbs, flowers and tobacco linger on the finish. This is a pretty, … Continue reading

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