Monthly Archives: April 2013

Wagner Stempel Riesling Trocken 2011

 $20.99 Rheinhessen, Germany PLCB CODE# 39803   Driven by powerful spiced apple, pear tart, nectarine and ripe citrus flavors that take on a rich smokiness. Well-structured, with plenty of snap on the finish. Drink now through 2017. 3,000 cases made. … Continue reading

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Vignerons de Caractere Domaine de la Curniere Vacqueyras 2010

  $15.99 Vacqueyras, France PLCB CODE# 33020   This is juicy and nicely structured, with a compact core of damson plum, anise and braised fig fruit wrapped in notes of charcoal and bittersweet cocoa. Should stretch out with brief cellaring. … Continue reading

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Fess Parker Viognier 2009

 $13.99 Santa Barbara, California PLCB CODE# 32746   The 2009 Viognier is one of the more generous whites in this lineup. White peaches, mint and vanilla emerge from this rich white. An element of slight heaviness is the only thing … Continue reading

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Alexander Beck Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

 $13.99 Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California Chairman’s Selection PLCB CODE# 32698   Nothing about this wine or winery on the internet outside of the PLCB.   Oaky, with some menthol, mint and cherry on the nose. The palate is very round, … Continue reading

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Sachet Pinot Noir 2009

 $12.99 Monterey, California Chairman’s Selection PLCB CODE# 32798   Curvaceous and tempered even further with cocoa-covered blueberries, acidity offers a dainty kiss of oak. 90 points Publisher’s Pick Tasting Panel Magazine, Dec 2012   It’s a decent Pinot Noir for … Continue reading

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Domaine Chante Cigale Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2011

 $19.99 Rhone, France PLCB CODE# 32693   The attractive, nicely made 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc offers zesty acidity along with lots of floral, quince and crushed lemon notes in a medium to full-bodied style. 87 Points Wine Advocate, Oct … Continue reading

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Pierre Boniface Apremont Savoie 2011

 $12.99 Savoie, France PLCB CODE# 26437   Soft and friendly, with a creamed melon and pear core, featuring a flash of sweetened butter on the finish. Jacquère. Drink now. 8,000 cases made. –JM 88 Points Wine Spectator Dec 15, 2012   … Continue reading

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Gordon Brothers Merlot 2008

$10.99 Columbia Valley, Washington PLCB CODE# 32752   Polished in texture, featuring a grip to the herbal, smoky black cherry and coffee flavors, finishing with some persistence and sweetness. Drink now through 2015. 89 points Wine Spectator, Mar 2011   … Continue reading

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Tora Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2011

 $13.99 New Zealand PLCB Code# 45725   Equally aromatic and delicious, this brims with honeysuckle, passion fruit and nectarine flavors that are generous, juicy, ripe and delicious. Shows focus and a wonderful acidity on a light body. Drink now. 900 … Continue reading

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Errazuriz Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2010

 $21.99 Anoncagua Valley 2010 PLCB Code# 39275   Aromas of toasty oak, smoke and vanilla follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate of zesty pineapple and tangerine notes. This is stylish, yet well-proportioned, with a long, cream-tinged finish. Not … Continue reading

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