Monthly Archives: December 2013

Rickshaw Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

$16.99 California PLCB Code# 46387 In this rendition of our RICKSHAW Cabernet Sauvignon, we selected for a slightly richer expression than in the past, using a higher percentage of new oak and a few riper lots.  These components brought dark … Continue reading

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Orin Swift Locations E2 non-vintage

$19.99 Spain PLCB Code# 43281 This rich red delivers black cherry, chocolate and light herbal flavors in a thick texture, with moderate tannins and balsamic-tinged acidity. A bit candied, but has some grip. Grenache, Carignan and Tempranillo. Drink now through … Continue reading

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Santa Julia Magna 2011

$10.99 Chairman’s Selection Mendoza, Argentia PLCB Code# 32846 The 2011 Santa Julia Magna is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Malbec and 10% Syrah aged in oak for 12 months. It offers a ripe core of juicy black fruit … Continue reading

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Cigar Box Reserve Cabernet 2012

$12.99 Maipo, Chile PLCB Code# 46613 There are no reviews of this wine anywhere. Moderate intensity red currant and black cherry fruit with cigar box.  Relatively light for a cabernet, but well balanced with soft tannins. 87 Points Bob’s Bulletin

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Tierhoek Chenin Blanc 2011

$12.99 South Africa PLCB Code# 33184 The 2011 Chenin Blanc has a very fine mineral-rich bouquet with touches of nectarine, crisp cucumber and crushed stone. The palate is well balanced with a light honeyed entry with pralines, vanilla and fresh … Continue reading

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L’ecole no 41 Columbia Valley Chenin Blanc 2012

$13.99 Columbia Valley, Washington PLCB Code# 46695 Soft and expressive, with pretty melon and honey flavors set on a dry frame, persisting on the finish. Drink now through 2014. 89 points Wine Spectator, Oct 2013 Starting off the bottled whites, … Continue reading

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Gallo Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

 $29.99 Napa Valley, California PLCB Code# 31772 The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Gallo Signature Series wraps around the palate in the layers of mocha, chocolate, plums tobacco and sweet spices. The 2009 is round, supple and inviting from start to finish. … Continue reading

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Trapiche Single Vineyard Malbec Vina Cristina y Bibiana Coletto 2008

$43.99 Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code# 31670 The 2008 Malbec Single Vineyard Vina Cristina y Bibiana Coletto spent 18 months in new French oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it sports an already complex bouquet of pain grille, mineral, spice box, … Continue reading

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Renwood Boucard’s Zinfandel Amador County 2010

$17.99 Chairman’s Selection Amador County, California PLCB Code# 32874 Ripe and a touch herbal, with notes of baked cherry and peat. Drink now. 800 cases made. –TF 81 Points Wine Spectator Web Only 2013 The last vintage from this single … Continue reading

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Bodegas Triton Tridente Tempranillo 2009

Castilla y Leon, Spain PLCB Code# 32853 This thick red shows an oaky frame of cola, toast and ginger notes, with a core of ripe blackberry and plum fruit that leans towards the jammy side. Muscular tannins keep this focused, … Continue reading

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