Monthly Archives: March 2013

Deep Sea Red Central Coast 2008

$13.99 Central Coast, California Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 32734 This amazingly dark purple wine from Conway Family Wines under the Deep Sea label is a blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Lagrein, Merlot and Mourvedre grapes.  The aromas leaping from the … Continue reading

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Amisfield Pinot Noir Central Otago 2008

$29.99 New Zealand PLCB Code# 18699 Lithe and inviting, offering a harmonious style that balances cherry, plum and fresh fig flavors against fine tannins and lively balance. Drink now through 2017. 7,000 cases made. –HS 93 Points Wine Spectator May … Continue reading

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Domaine de Pallus Le Pensees de Pallus 2009

$24.99 Chinon, France PLCB Code# 46006 Concentrated, with black currant, fig and crushed cherry fruit, but also racy, with a mouthwatering iron note cutting through this, backed by lively tobacco, juniper and olive notes on the finish. Drink now through … Continue reading

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Lawson’s Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2010

$16.99 Marlborough, New Zealand PLCB Code# 21152 Intensely vibrant, with a mouthwatering acidity and intense lemon, lime and grapefruit flavors. Offers wonderful persistence and focus, with hints of tropical flavors on the finish. Drink now.–MW 90 Points Wine Spectator Jun … Continue reading

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Maquis de Lien 2006

$15.99 Colchagua Valley, Chile PLCB Code# 17024 42% syrah, 30% carmenere, 12% cabernet franc, 9% petit verdot and 7% malbec. Ruby-red. Mellow, smoky aromas of cherry, singed plum, licorice and oak. Packs a solid punch but this is surprisingly light … Continue reading

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Francois Lurton El Albar Barricas 2009

$14.99 Spain Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33098 This red is rich and savory, featuring sanguine and loam, with focused flavors of plum, tobacco and toast. Offers firm, well-integrated tannins, kept focused through the smoky finish by ample acidity. Drink now … Continue reading

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Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2011

$24.99 Sonoma, California PLCB Code# 26609 By every report and what we have seen in early tastings, 2011 is an uneven vintage, especially as far as red wines are concerned. This extremely well-made working proves that, as always, very good … Continue reading

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Alvaro Castro Dao 2008

$17.49 Dao, Portugal PLCB Code# 38256 Alvaro Castro’s wines are firmly rooted in the granite soils of the Dão. This powerful and concentrated wine, with its damson and smoky flavors, dark tannins and wood spice, is a great expression of … Continue reading

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Lange Pinot Noir 2010

$25.99 Willamette Valley, Oregon PLCB Code# 46052 The regular Willamette bottling of 2010 Pinot Noir reflects 13 vineyard sources – encompassing all of the sub-A.V.A.s except McMinnville – in addition to some material from the Langes’ estate. Jellied elderberry and … Continue reading

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Petra Zingari 2009

$14.99 Tuscany, Italy PLCB Code# 46083 The 2009 Zingari is a fleshy, generous wine graced with expressive fruit. Sweet, floral notes add length and brightness to the long, caressing finish. This shows great depth without coming across heavy, quite a … Continue reading

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