Monthly Archives: September 2013

Caves Alianca Foral Touriga Nacional Jael Douro 2011

$11.99 Douro, Portugal PLCB Code# 43168   The vibrant flavors of boysenberry, blackberry and plum pudding are lush and flanked by notes of vanilla and cinnamon. Dark chocolate and pepper accents enliven the finish. Drink now. 15,000 cases made. –KM … Continue reading

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D’Arenberg Stump Jump Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2010

$10.99 McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia PLCB Code# 45637   A refreshing style, with an open texture and dark berry flavors, finishing with refined tannins. Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2013. 10,000 cases imported. –HS 87 Points Wine Spectator … Continue reading

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Tenuta di Capraia Chianti Classico 2010

$18.99 Tuscany, Italy PLCB Code# 43146   The 2010 Chianti Classico Capraia (90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo and 5% Colorino) comes across as somewhat firm, but there is a purity to the fruit that is undeniably appealing. If the tannins soften, … Continue reading

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Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret 2010

$22.99 St. Emilion, France Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33170   Initially, this is tight, minerally and structured, but as the wine opens, intense dark fruits and rich tannins surface, creating an opulent, juicy character. The vineyard is planted with 75% … Continue reading

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Cono Sur Bicycle Sauvignon Blanc Organic 2012

$11.99 San Antonio Valley, Chile PLCB Code# 46190   This Sauvignon Blanc made from grapes grown organically, what has been certified by BCS Öeko Garantie GmbH, carries the spirit of our farm workers pedalling their way to the Cono Sur … Continue reading

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Tait The Ball Buster 2011

$15.99 Barossa, Australia PLCB Code# 37284   Blended of 75% Shiraz, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot, the 2011 The Ball Buster is deep garnet-purple in color with fragrant black currant, crushed black berry and violet aromas plus hints of … Continue reading

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Petault-Landry Domaine Les Pins Cuvee Les Rochettes 2011

 $11.99 Bougeueil , France Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33204   Bright and fresh, with good savory, olive and chalk notes weaving around the core of red and black cherry fruit. Offers a brambly feel on the finish. Not dense, but … Continue reading

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Cousino Macul Finis Terrae 2009

$17.99 Chile Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33174   A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Syrah from 80-year old vines apropos the Cabernet, the 2009 Finis Terrae is aged in French oak barrels for 14 months (65% … Continue reading

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Castello di Poppiano Camposegreto Viognier 2010

$9.99 Tuscany, Italy Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 32511   A mix of earth, baked apple and light butterscotch flavors mark this dull white. Short finish. Drink now.–BS 81 Points Wine Spectator Web Only 2013   Flowery nose.  This wine has … Continue reading

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Bogle Petite Sirah 2010

$12.99 California PLCB Code# 9257   Offers appealing and chewy notes of blackberry and blueberry, with touches of floral, spice and pepper. Drink now through 2020. –MW 86 Points Wine Spectator  Oct. 31, 2013   Layered aromas of creamy nougat, … Continue reading

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