Monthly Archives: February 2013

Perfect Union Whitehall Lane 2009

 $17.99 Napa Valley, California PLCB Code# 32462 The color is a deep magenta, with a transparent rim, and it is opaque at the core. A bouquet of flowers, cinnamon, clove, earthy cedar, tart cherry, and a hint of espresso blossomed … Continue reading

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Guasti Clemente Boschetto Vecchio Barbera d’Asti 2007

 $16.99 Piedmont, Italy Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33106 One of the best Barbera d’Astis I have tasted. Aromas of black fruits, earth, plum. The palate is silky and smooth with mineral, black and red fruits. Finishes very elegant and long. … Continue reading

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Alta Vista Premium Cabernet 2010

$17.99 Argentina PLCB Code# 46104 This tangy red offers spicy cherry, plum and game notes on a medium- to full-bodied frame, with hints of smoke and licorice filling in the slightly grippy finish. Drink now. 1,000 cases imported. –NW 88 … Continue reading

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Francis Ford Coppola Eleanor Red 2009

$47.99 Napa and Sonoma Valleys, California PLCB Code# 31122 Ripe, layered and structured, with floral scents to the pure dark berry, spice and cedar notes, ending with a measure of elegance and grace amid fine-grained, minerally tannins. This has all … Continue reading

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West Cape Howe Bookends Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

$18.99 Great Southern, Western Australia, Australia PLCB Code# 25461 As with the Shiraz Viognier, the 2008 Book Ends Cabernet Sauvignon proved a little finer than its 2007 vintage. Very deep garnet-purple in color, it is youthfully mute at this stage … Continue reading

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Ch. Carignan 2006

$12.99 Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33120 Always one of the leaders in the Premières Côtes, Château Carignan has produced a ripely juicy 2006. It is a wine that brings considerable weight, the dark fruits … Continue reading

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Terre Da Vino Essenze Barolo 2005

$29.99 Piedmont, Italy Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33104 Vivid aromas of blackberry, raspberry and sandalwood. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and beautiful, refined and focused fruit. Very well done for this producer. 92 Points Wine Spectator, Dec 2009 This is a … Continue reading

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William Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

$29.99 Napa Valley, California PLCB Code# 5650 The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is an excellent value in Napa Valley Cabernet. Layers of open, radiant fruit, leather, licorice and tar caress the palate. The wine shows terrific depth and tons of personality. … Continue reading

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Renacer Enamore Red Blend 2010

 $24.99 Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code# 39830 Dark ruby red in color, Enamore offers supple aromas of ripe berries, raisin, and plums. Sensual notes of exotic spices, charcoal and chocolate are seamlessly layered with the fruit. Full bodied, rich and complex, … Continue reading

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Bonny Doon My Favorite Rousanne 2010

$13.99 Arroyo Seco, California Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 32637 A darker golden color in the glass with perfumed exotic fruit wafting out of the glass.  On the palate, nice grapefruit and honey flavors abound with a gripping acidity and bitter … Continue reading

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