Monthly Archives: March 2012

Chateau Du Retout Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2009

Chateau Du Retout Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2009              $20.99 Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France PLCB Code #16915 Pure and racy, with a bright anise and violet frame to the fine-grained and well-integrated core of plum, … Continue reading

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Efeste Evergreen Riesling 2010

Efeste Evergreen Riesling 2010     $16.99 Columbia Valley, Washington PLCB Code# 27848 Light and bright, with pretty apple, honey and floral flavors, finishing with a crisp balance of acidity. Drink now through 2015. 970 cases made. –HS 89 Points Wine … Continue reading

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Pierre Amadieu Gigondas Romaine Machotte 2009

Pierre Amadieu Gigondas Romaine Machotte 2009               $19.99 Rhone, France PLCB Code# 29340 The 2009 Gigondas Romaine Machotte (80% Grenache and 20% Syrah aged in small oak) exhibits a dense ruby/purple hue along with … Continue reading

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Chapoutier Cotes du Rhone Belleruche 2009

Chapoutier Cotes du Rhone Belleruche 2009   $10.99 Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France PLCB Code# 36903 Even better, and a real sleeper of the vintage, is the 2009 Cotes du Rhone Belleruche red. Dominated by 80% Grenache, with the rest … Continue reading

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Stickybeak Syrah 2009

Stickybeak Syrah 2009  $17.99 Sonoma, Monterey, Napa Valleys, California PLCB Code# 36214 The 2009 Syrah has an edgy, dynamic tasting profile with a vibrant nose of red berry compote, black pepper and spice aromas readily apparent.  The palate follows suit … Continue reading

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Wirra Wirra Catapult Shiraz/Viognier 2008

Wirra Wirra Catapult Shiraz/Viognier 2008          $16.99 McLaren Vale, Australia PLCB Code# 21175 Deep garnet colored, the 2008 Catapult Shiraz / Viognier has aromas of blackberry and black cherry preserves with nuances of mulberries, prunes and bacon. … Continue reading

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Chateau Mondorion St. Emilion Grand Cru 2009

Chateau Mondorion St. Emilion Grand Cru 2009   $27.99 St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France PLCB Code# 16991 This dense red delivers a deep well of black cherry, currant and plum flavors, with tobacco, chocolate and toast. The firm tannins are well-integrated, … Continue reading

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Domaine Les Grands Bois Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Les Trois Soeurs 2009

$14.99 Southern Rhone, France PLCB Code #36331 The 2009 Cotes du Rhone Les Trois Soeurs (a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 10% Carignan from 30- to 60-year-old vines) offers a delicious mouthful of wine for a song. Its … Continue reading

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Mendel Unus 2008

$34.99 Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code #39173 The 2008 Unus is a blend of 70% Malbec and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 16 months in new French oak. Medium purple in color, it displays a splendid bouquet of spice box, incense, … Continue reading

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