Monthly Archives: January 2014

Kurtz Family Boundary Row Shiraz 2005

 $24.99 Barossa, South Australia, Australia PLCB Code# 22834 The 2005 Boundary Row Shiraz comes from five parcels with the best one aged in new American oak. The balance of the wine is aged in a mix of new and used … Continue reading

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Michael and David Phillips Petite Petit 2010

$15.99 Lodi, California PLCB Code# 13360 Another interesting offering with more asphalt, pepper, meaty, leathery characteristics is the big 2010 Petite Petit. A blend of 85% Petite Sirah and 15% Petit Verdot, it reveals some tannins lurking under the surface … Continue reading

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Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2012

$13.99 Washington State PLCB Code# 46571 Kicking off the whites and talking about value, the 2012 Riesling Kung Fu Girl has to be one of the best values in white wine coming out of Washington State; when you see the … Continue reading

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Chateau St. Jean Cabernet 2010

$15.99 Sonoma, California PLCB Code# 32881 Chateau St. Jean’s 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County is a beautifully layered and expressive wine laced with dark berries, savory herbs, espresso and cloves. The 2010 boasts gorgeous persistence and fine overall balance, especially … Continue reading

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CVNE Viña Real Rioja Crianza 2009

 $16.99 Rioja, Spain PLCB Code# 46192 Hand-harvested from Rioja Alavesa and aged for 14 months in used barrels, the 2009 Crianza has a luscious, joyful bouquet that brims with succulent kirsch and Morello fruit. The palate has a crisp cranberry … Continue reading

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Nugan Estate Third Generation Shiraz 2012

$9.99 Southeast Australia, Australia PLCB Code# 46517 Medium garnet-purple in color, the 2012 3rd Generation Shiraz has notes of fresh blackberries and black cherries with hints of spice box and underbrush. Medium-bodied with a good concentration of bright, black berry … Continue reading

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Merryvale Profile 2008

 $136.99 Napa Valley, California PLCB Code# 38750 The flagship red wine, the 2008 Profile, is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot, 6% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc. Dusty, loamy soil aromas intermixed with graphite, blueberry, blackberry, charcoal … Continue reading

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Mendoza Vineyards 1907 Malbec 2011

$19.99 Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code# 32995 The 2011 ‘1907’ Malbec undergoes four daily pumpovers and is aged in new French and American oak for 12 months. It has a tightly coiled bouquet with blackberry, soy and singed leather emerging with … Continue reading

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Vall Llach Priorat 2006

$49.99 Spain PLCB Code# 32950 The 2006 Vall-Llach is 65% Carinena, 20% Merlot, and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 14 months in 100% new French oak. Opaque purple in color, the nose offers up pain grille, liquid mineral, scorched earth, … Continue reading

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Dr. Thanisch Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett 2011

 $21.99 Bernkastel, Germany PLCB Code# 46598 This has an elegant texture, with plushness to the nectarine, kiwi fruit and orange cream flavors. The spicy finish features hints of ginger, bringing lemon curd and mineral into the mix. Drink now through … Continue reading

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