Monthly Archives: November 2013

El Principal Calicanto Alto Maipo 2010

$14.99 Maipo, Chile PLCB Code# 31920   The 2010 Calicanto is a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Carmenere, 14% Cabernet Franc and 4% Syrah grown on clay/loam soils at 770 meters altitude, and raised in French oak for twelve … Continue reading

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Col D’Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2008

$39.99 Tuscany, Italy PLCB Code# 43154 Sweet, rich, lush and layered, yet also remarkably light on its feet, the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino dazzles from start to finish. Sweet roses, red berries, flowers, mint and orange peel all take an … Continue reading

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Hecht & Bannier Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2010

$15.99 Cotesdu Roussillon, Languedoc, France PLCB Code# 32912   Tasted as a pre-assemblage from barrel, the Hecht & Bannier 2010 Cotes du Roussillon Villages is colorfully fruited with suggestions of black raspberry, blackberry, cassis, and blueberry, all alluringly wreathed in … Continue reading

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Rudi Wiest Riesling 2011

$12.99 Mosel, Germany PLCB Code# 31937 Reveals a mineral-infused aroma, with fine balance to the pineapple, guava and ripe nectarine flavors that linger with notes of honey and spice. The plush finish is creamy and rich. Drink now through 2018.–KM … Continue reading

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Castillo de Monjardin Clasico Tempranillo 2012

$7.99 Navarra, Spain PLCB Code# 32929   I don’t know why this is called a “clasico” as, so far as I know, this is the only tempranillo produced by this bodega, but be that as it may, this very young … Continue reading

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Novy Syrah Napa Valley 2010

$14.99 Napa Valley, California PLCB Code# 32895   Black cherries, asphalt, tar and licorice jump from the glass in Novy’s 2010 Syrah. Juicy, expressive and bold, the 2010 is best enjoyed over the next few years, while the fruit remains … Continue reading

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Columbia Crest Amitage Red Blend 2009

$7.99 Washington PLCB Code# 32911   Gentle, silky and appealing for its warm red berry, cherry and herb flavors. Cocoa overtones enliven the finish. Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Drink now. 100,200 cases made. –HS 88 Points Wine Spectator Web … Continue reading

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Helfrich Pinot Gris 2008

 $5.99 Alsace, France PLCB Code# 32981   Creamy and aromatic, with white pepper and hints of mineral mixing with the honeysuckle, yellow peach, quince and mango notes. Juicy acidity and a pleasant grapefruit peel note provide balance. Delicious. Drink now … Continue reading

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Apothic Dark 2012

$9.99 California PLCB Code# 7283 blends dark fruit flavors of blueberry and blackberry with opulent notes of coffee and dark chocolate for a rich, yet silky smooth, palate. Winemaker   I have to say that Apothic Dark is equally as … Continue reading

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Zuccardi Q Cabernet 2010

$17.99 Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code# 46486   Ripe and plush, this red shows plenty of zest and spice behind its jammy cassis and kirsch notes, which finish with layers of spice cake, humus and mocha. Drink now. 5,000 cases made. –NW … Continue reading

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