Monthly Archives: January 2012

La Vieille Ferme White 2010

La Vieille Ferme White  2010                $9.99 Cotes du Luberon, Southern Rhone, France PLCB Code# 3445 The 2010 Cotes du Luberon (a blend of equal parts Vermentino, Ugni Blanc and Grenache Blanc) offers a … Continue reading

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Charles Smith Boom Boom Syrah 2009

Charles Smith Boom Boom Syrah  2009                               $13.49 Columbia Valley, Washington PLCB Code# 21024 Scents of mocha, tar and lavender lend to lush flavors of chocolate covered cherries.  Generous and complex at once, this delivers a lot of wine for the … Continue reading

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Allegro Con Spirito Monte Hiniesta Tinta de Toro 2009

Allegro Con Spirito Monte Hiniesta Tinta de Toro 2009      $12.99 Toro, Castilla Leon, Spain PLCB Code# 38266 The 2009 Monte Hiniesta is a purple/black wine from a great vintage in Toro.  Brooding black fruits, cigar box, Asian spices, and an … Continue reading

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Tikal Amorio Malbec 2008

Tikal Amorio Malbec 2008             $21.99 Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code# 19005 The 2008 Amorio is 100% Malbec which spent 12 months in 60% new French oak. A glass-staining opaque purple, it offers up a splendid bouquet of sandalwood, Asian spices, incense, … Continue reading

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Escoces Volante 3000 Anos 2006

Escoces Volante 3000 Anos  2006            $29.99 Bullas, Spain                                                      Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 32393 The 2006 3000 Anos is a splendid example of old-vine Monastrell (50%) blended with 50% Syrah from the little-known … Continue reading

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Bacio Divino Pazzo 2007

Bacio Divino Pazzo 2007             $14.99 Napa Valley, California Chairman’s Selection                             PLCB Code# 39037 The bistro-styled red is the 2007 Pazzo, one of the better values in the rather inflated pricing world of Napa Valley. … Continue reading

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Bodegas Pedro Regalado Embocadero 2009

Bodegas Pedro Regalado Embocadero 2009                      $16.99 Ribera del Duero, Spain PLCB Code# 38033 The 2009 Embocadero spent 14 months in new French oak. Wood smoke, mineral, spice box, incense, and blackberry inform the nose of this dense, plush effort. Give … Continue reading

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Zardetto Brut Private Cuvee

Zardetto Brut Private Cuvee                                            $7.99 Veneto, Italy Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 32247 The NV Brut Cuvee Private is a relatively new bottling for Zardetto that incorporates Chardonnay, Muscat and other grapes in an effort to keep prices affordable now that … Continue reading

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Renzo Masi Chianti Riderva 2008

Renzo Masi Chianti Riserva 2008                                   $10.99 Tuscany, Italy PLCB Code# 24395 A warm, inviting red, matching sweet cherry, berry and spice flavors, with refined tannins, a fleshy profile and a mouthwatering finish. Should develop well. Best from 2013 through 2022. … Continue reading

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Eugenio de Alemida Vinho Adega de Cartuxa EA 2009

Eugenio de Alemida Vinho Adega de Cartuxa EA 2009            $9.99 Alentejano, Portugal PLCB Code# 20745 The 2009 Tinto “EA” is Adega de Cartuxa’s entry level brand. A blend of Aragonez, Trincadeira, Alfrocheiro, Castelao and Moreto, this is usually a well … Continue reading

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