Monthly Archives: June 2013

Bernardus Marinus 2008

 $14.99 Carmel Valley, California PLCB CODE# 32705   Cabernet Sauvignon: 80%, Merlot: 14%, Petit Verdot: 4%, Malbec: 1% Cab Franc: 1%. Cooperage: 100% French 50% of which is new oak No professional review found. Nice dark berry and herbal aroma.  … Continue reading

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Etre Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2010

 $17.99 Sonoma, California PLCB Code# 32800   Our 2010 Etre Chardonnay opens with really inviting tropical aromas of mango, papaya and pineapple. On the palate, though, it’s like an inside-out caramel apple, with crisp granny smith, kiwi and exotic spice … Continue reading

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Barrel 27 High on the Hog 2010

$9.99 California Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 32706   Pretty, with floral highlights and plenty of peach, nectarine and strawberry flavors on a smooth body. Features a juicy, spicy finish. Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne. –MW 88 Points Wine Spectator … Continue reading

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Brutocao Bliss Vineyard Chardonnay 2009

 $15.99 Mendocino, California PLCB Code# 26844 Average of 85.8 Points on Cellar Tracker   Pear and oak aromas and flavors.  Medium body with mild creaminess. 87 Points Bob’s Bulletin

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Bodega Mendoza Santa Julia Magna 2010

$10.99 Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code# 33112   A really good and upright blend of Cabernet, Malbec and Syrah that exhibits composure along with nice berry and pastry aromas. Bright and zesty in the mouth, with boysenberry, blueberry and pulse to … Continue reading

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Little Black Dress Pinot Grigio 2011

 $11.99 California PLCB Code# 3170   Reviews of the 2010:   A nice light white wine with optimal flavor and acidity. Bright aromas of apple, pear and lemongrass followed by those of lively orange and tangerine. A balanced mouth-feel full … Continue reading

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Fleur Chardonnay 2010

$14.99 California PLCB Code# 31270   I cannot find any online reviews of this wine.   Mild lactic, nut and green apple aromas.  Light flavors of pear and green apple.  Medium body and a light finish. 85 Points Bob’s Bulletin

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Trapiche Malbec La Consulta Vina Jorge Miralles 2008

 $37.99 Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code# 39298   The 2008 Malbec Single Vineyard Vina Jorge Miralles also spent 18 months in new French oak. Succulent, layered, and opulent, this bombshell of a wine will also evolve for another 5-6 years and … Continue reading

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Reserva de la Rierra Vega Escal 2008

 $14.99 Priorat, Spain Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33161   The fruit for the 2008 Vega Escal was sourced from around the village of Gratallops, a warmer sub-region of Priorat. It is a blend of 60% Carinena, 30% Garnacha, and 10% … Continue reading

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Perrin et fils Cotes du Rhone Nature 2010

 $12.99 (bought on sale $8.99) Cotes du Rhone, Southern Rhone, France PLCB Code# 36147 Quite juicy, with a mix of blueberry, blackberry and loganberry fruit laced with briary tannins and finishing with a good snap of licorice. Drink now. 2,000 … Continue reading

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