Monthly Archives: April 2012

La Posta Cocina Tinto 2009

La Posta Cocina Tinto 2009  $14.99 Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code# 17282 60% Malbec, 20% Bonarda, 20% Syrah Medium purple; loganberries, black cherry, spice box, some complexity, good balance, long.-JM 90 Points Wine Advocate Oct 2010 Fresh and vibrant, with a … Continue reading

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West Cape HoweGreat Southern Styx Gully Chardonnay 2007

West Cape HoweGreat Southern Styx Gully Chardonnay 2007 Western Australia, Australia PLCB Code# 24613 This flamboyantly aromatic Chardonnay has an appealing plumpness but also a solid backbone of acidity. Scents of hickory smoke and toasted grain are supported by ample … Continue reading

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Luca Laborde Double Select Syrah 2009

Luca Laborde Double Select Syrah 2009  $21.99 Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code# 24548 The 2009 Laborde Double Select Syrah (named after viticulturalist Luis Laborde and his unique vineyard) was sourced from 47-year-old ungrafted vines and aged for 14 months in 50% … Continue reading

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Dunham Syrah 2008

Dunham Syrah 2008   $27.99 Columbia Valley, Washington PLCB Code# 39118 A delicious Syrah in the classic mold of Columbia Valley fruit. Solid and sappy, it’s a mouthful of bright berry flavors, penetrating into layers of licorice, coffee and chocolate. … Continue reading

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Chateau Haut-Surget Lalande-de-Pomerol 2009

Chateau Haut-Surget Lalande-de-Pomerol 2009  $21.99 Lalande-de-Pomerol, Bordeaux, France PLCB Code# 36349 Blueberry and mineral aromas follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Enjoy the sweet and pretty fruit in this. Score range: 90-93 Points … Continue reading

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Rust en Vrede Stellenbosch 2008

Rust en Vrede Stellenbosch 2008  $21.99 South Africa PLCB Code #339105 The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon has a very composed nose of blackberry, cedar and graphite that is overtly Old World in style. The palate is more New World with ripe … Continue reading

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Bodegas Olivares Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2009

Bodegas Olivares Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2009   $14.99 Jumilla, Spain PLCB Code #38196 The 2009 Altos de la Hoya Ungrafted Old-Vines Monastrell contains 8% Garnacha in its blend. It delivers high-toned black and blue fruit flavors and aromas … Continue reading

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Simi Cabernet 2008

Simi Cabernet 2008  $21.99 (on sale from $29.99) Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California PLCB Code# 7611 Simi 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich, deep garnet color with a ruby edge. Enticing aromas of baking spices, hints of cedar, … Continue reading

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Tikal Patriota Bonarda Malbec 2009

Tikal Patriota Bonarda Malbec 2009   $18.99 Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code#25664 A very lush, exotic, modern style, with lots of mocha and sweet spice notes leading the way for fruitcake, fig paste and boysenberry compote, followed by a fleshy finish. … Continue reading

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Chateau Sainte Barbe Bordeaux Superieur 2009

Chateau Sainte Barbe Bordeaux Superieur 2009  $17.49 Ambes, Bordeaux, France PLCB Code# 16917 Another sleeper of the vintage, this well-made, low level Bordeaux offers delicious black currant fruit notes intermixed with notions of loamy soil and spice box. Its dark … Continue reading

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