Monthly Archives: July 2013

Heras Condon Rioja Reserva 2005

$19.99 Rioja, Spain Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33141   From a great vintage in Rioja. A blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano, it was aged for 18 months in 80% new French and American oak. A glass-coating opaque purple, … Continue reading

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Chiaramonte Firriato 2010

$9.99 Sicily, Italy Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 32749   The 2010 Nero d’Avola Chiaramonte bursts from the glass with lovely inner perfume and sweetness in its red berries, flowers, mint, licorice and spices. A short period of aging in cask … Continue reading

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Zuccardi Serie A Malbec 2011

$9.99 Mendoza, Argentina Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33131   The 2011 Serie A Malbec from La Consulta, Vista Flores and Agrelo is 70% aged in barrel. It is showing just a little over-ripeness on the nose, with saturated red cherry … Continue reading

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Terre Da Vino Conti di Gropello Brachetto D’Acqui (NV)

$13.99 Piedmont, Italy PLCB Code# 32820 This is a semi-sweet sparkling wine made with 100% Brachetto grapes. It is Piedmont’s version of Lambrusco or cold duck.  It is low in alcohol, 6.5%, easy drinking and refreshing with strawberry and cherry … Continue reading

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Shingleback Red Knot Shiraz 2011

$11.99 on sale McLaren Vale, Australia PLCB Code# 6661   Dark and spicy, with an open feel to the texture under the blackberry and green tea flavors. Drink now through 2016. -HS 85 Points Wine Spectator May 31, 2012   … Continue reading

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Tons de Duorum 2012

$9.99 Portugal Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33138   From high-elevation vineyards above the Douro Valley, this cool, crisp wine is lightly textured, bright and perfumed. Finely balanced between richness and acidity, it’s a great wine for white sauce and spicy … Continue reading

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Nieto Senetiner Torrontés Reserva 2012

$9.99 Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33166   Pale, bright yellow.  Delicate aromas of lemon drop, spring flowers, spice and licorice.  Juicy, fresh and supple, with a light citrusy flavor.  Quite dry and laid-back.  Finishes minty and … Continue reading

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Alamos Torrontés 2012

$10.99 Salta, Argentina PLCB Code# 9713 Torrontés is an up and coming white wine grape grown only in Argentina.  At its best it is highly aromatic with floral and citrus scents.  The wine is dry and crisp, but can have … Continue reading

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Ernest + Julio Gallo Estate Chardonnay 2007

$24.99 Northern Sonoma, Sonoma, California Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 32751   Gallo’s flagship Chardonnay, the 2007 Chardonnay Estate Northern Sonoma, is a winner. Produced from the oldest blocks of the Laguna Vineyard, it exhibits abundant crushed rock and mineral notes … Continue reading

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