Monthly Archives: August 2012

Bar Marco

This relatively new place is one of my favorite wine bars in town.  Four guys who were classmates in Greensburg-Salem high school decided to create a European style wine bar in the Strip District.  They took over the site of … Continue reading

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Stonestreet Monument Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

$37.99 Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California PLCB Code #36760 The biggest production cuvee, the inky/purple-tinged 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Monument Ridge is fabulous. Composed of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc aged 16 months in 76% new French oak casks, it … Continue reading

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Staete Landt Sauvignon Blanc 2008

 $16.99 New Zealand PLCB Code# 22591 Vivid, bracing and brimming with lime-tinged grapefruit and guava flavors that persist into the long, distinctive finish. Drink now. 6,100 cases made. –HS 90 Points Wine Spectator Apr 30, 2009 Golden color.  Nose of peach … Continue reading

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Oyster Bay Chardonnay 2010

$8.99 New Zealand Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code #32641 Meyer lemon, peach and tangerine flavors are ripe and intense, offering a juicy core, fleshy texture and long finish. 86 Points Wine Spectator May 2012 Peach, honeysuckle and green apple flavors. Slightly … Continue reading

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Finca Sophenia Reserve Malbec 2009

$16.99 Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code #45699 Purple color; wood smoke, violets, black cherry, and black currant; extracted, ripe, good volume.-JM 90 Points Wine Advocate Oct 2010 Quite dark and toasty, with ambitious fig sauce, blackberry confiture and spice box aromas … Continue reading

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7 Deadly Zins

$19.99  Lodi, California PLCB Code #9675 This is Michael David’s flagship Zin, a mighty production that’s popular and well-priced at $16. Full of big, ripe flavors of bacon, black fruit and toasty oak, it’s plummy, juicy, full-octane-flavored, peppery, all you … Continue reading

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Merryvale Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

 $17.99 Napa Valley, California Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code #5684 Ripe and fruity, this complex red displays attractive plum, cherry and berry flavors. Drink now through 2019. 88 Points Wine Spectator, October 15, 2011 The red wine portfolio includes an excellent value, … Continue reading

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Sogrape Callibriga Dao 2009

$8.99 Portugal Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code #32603 Powerful and dense, this is full of well-structured flavors of dark plum, boysenberry and wild cherry that are accented by notes of mineral and sage. The long finish exudes white pepper and savory … Continue reading

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