Monthly Archives: December 2012


It’s not widely known but many internet wine purveyors will send wine to Pennsylvania addresses.  Most wineries will also send directly to your home or office.  Here are some wine sites with current shipping costs.  searches multiple online … Continue reading

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Kimmel Four Blocks Collection Chardonnay 2011

 $11.99 Mendocino, California Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code#32686 The grapes were whole-cluster pressed and then cold-fermented to dryness in stainless tanks. The fermented juice was left on the lees until just prior to bottling to create a wonderfully fresh, crisp, and … Continue reading

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Zepaltas Sauvignon Blanc 2011

 $16.99 Lake County, California PLCB Code# 39445 Exotic, showing vivid floral highlights of peach blossom and lime zest, with a zingy acidity. Finishes with bright mango notes. Drink now. 345 cases made. –MW 89 Points Wine Spectator, 8/31/2012 Green-tinged straw. Pungent … Continue reading

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Anna de Cordorniu Cava NV

Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33033 The non-vintage Anna Brut (disgorged December 2011) is a blend of 70% Chardonnay, 15% Parellada and 15% Xarello and Macabeu. There is a touch of flint on the crisp, green apple and grapefruit-scented bouquet. The … Continue reading

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Rollan de By 2009

$24.99 Medoc, Bordeaux, France PLCB Code #30363 A slightly underperforming wine by the standards set in previous vintages, I had expected this to be a top-flight, unqualified sleeper of the vintage, which it is definitely is not. A blend of … Continue reading

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Dry Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2011

$8.99 Sonoma Valley, California PLCB Code# 33014 The good mix of lime zest, honeydew melon and green apple flavors is balanced and intense, with grassy details and refreshing acidity on the finish. Drink now. 5,555 cases made. –MW 87 Points … Continue reading

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Francis Ford Coppola Votre Sante Chardonnay 2010

$10.99 California PLCB Code# 3770 Lots to like in this smooth, polished Chardonnay. It shows plenty of ripe pineapple, peach and pear flavors, with overtones of vanilla and buttered toast. Good price for the quality. 87 Points Wine Enthusiast 5-1-12 … Continue reading

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Kurtz Family Seven Sleepers 2007

$14.99 Barossa Valley, Australia PLCB Code# 27345 Kurtz Family’s 2007 Sleepers is a field blend of Shiraz, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, and Malbec aged for 18 months in seasoned French and American oak. The blend was enhanced by the … Continue reading

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Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

 $13.99 Columbia Valley, Washington PLCB Code# 4133 Open-textured, velvety and appealing for the rhubarb pie-accented currant and floral flavors, lingering on the expressive finish against fine tannins. Drink now through 2015. 240,000 cases made. –HS 89 Points Wine Spectator Dec 15, … Continue reading

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Finca Las Divas Riglos Gran Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

$27.99 Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code# 39909 The 2009 Gran Cabernet Sauvignon offers a more floral, feminine nose than the 2010, with raspberry coulis, strawberry and orange blossom aromas that expand in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with an espresso-tinged … Continue reading

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