Monthly Archives: December 2011

Marc Kreydenweiss Les Perrieres Costieres de Nimes 2007

Marc Kreydenweiss Les Perrieres Costieres de Nimes 2007  $8.99 Costieres di Nimes, Southern Rhone, France Chairman’s Selection  PLCB Code# 32334 Quite ripe, with black licorice, raisin and plum cake notes, backed by a fruitcake-filled finish. Slightly firm toasty edge, too. … Continue reading

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Eberle Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Eberle Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2009           $19.49 Paso Robles, California PLCB Code# 26777 The colors and aromatics from the 2009 vintage are exceptional and the result of a stellar growing and ripening season. Remarkably well-balanced, displaying concentrated fruit, intense flavor … Continue reading

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Caractere Les Hauts du Castellas Vacqueyras 2009

Caractere Les Hauts du Castellas Vacqueyras 2009             $12.99 Vacqueyras, Southern Rhone, France Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 32391 For starters, the 2009 Vacqueyras Les Hauts de Castellas is a Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre blend aged in wood barrels for 12 months that … Continue reading

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Tardencuba Roble Toro 2008

Tardencuba Roble Toro  2008                                       $12.99 Zamora, Spain Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 32337 Bodegas Tardencuba’s 2008 Roble is 100% Tinta de Toro sourced from 30-year-old vines and aged for 6 months in French and American oak. Purple-colored, it has an exceptionally … Continue reading

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Mud House Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Mud House Sauvignon Blanc 2010                    $9.99 Marlborough, New Zealand Chairman’s Selection  PLCB Code# 32362 Pale silvery gold color. Aromas of passion fruit, grapefruit, and roasted pepper with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium … Continue reading

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Shimmin Canyon Viognier 2010

Shimmin Canyon Viognier 2010                                              $9.99 Paso Robles, California                 PLCB Code#32216   Winemaker’s Notes – Viognier is slowly but surely making its way on the wine scene as a force to be reckoned … Continue reading

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Argiolas Costera IGT 2009

$14.99 Sardinia, Italy PLCB Code#38121 The estate’s 2009 Isola dei Nuraghi Costera flows from the glass with layers of exquisitely perfumed fruit buttressed by fine, silky tannins. There is an element of pure elegance and refinement that is hard to do … Continue reading

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Baronia del Monsant Flor de Englora Roure 2009

$12.99 Monsant, Spain PLCB Code#32371 Dark ruby-colored, it exhibits a bouquet of smoke, mineral, espresso, Asian spices, black cherry, and plum. Savory, ripe, medium to full-bodied, and concentrated, it is an outstanding value for drinking over the next 5-6 years.-JM … Continue reading

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Layer Cake Malbec 2010

$16.99 Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code#3447 Winemaker’s Notes – Pure, rich and very elegant; a powerhouse of lush black fruit, silky cocoa, black spice and cream, wrapped around blackberry, cherry and ripe plum. Layered and complex with a nose to linger … Continue reading

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Chateau Maris La Touge Syrah 2007

$14.99 Minervois, Languedoc Roussillon, France Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code#32243   The Maris 2007 Syrah La Touge – tasted from tank- delivers an uncommonly delicious amalgam of ripe cassis and black raspberry with refreshing and zesty suggestions of fresh  lime and black … Continue reading

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