Monthly Archives: February 2014

Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

$13.99 Tuscany, Italy PLCB Code# 32879 The 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva is a terrific wine for the money. Dark cherries, plums, tobacco, leather and licorice all flow from this juicy, plush Chianti. Layers of fruit meld together nicely through to … Continue reading

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Arnaldo Caprai Montefalco 2009

$12.99 Montefalco, Umbria, Italy PLCB Code# 32951 Silky tannins frame a core of expressive red fruit in the 2009 Montefalco Rosso. Flowers and spices add complexity on the supple finish. Caprai’s Montefalco Rosso is a more important wine than its … Continue reading

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Secoli Ripasso 2011

$13.99 Veneto, Italy Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33197 Dark ruby/purple color. A silky, sexy texture. The wine has a long, dry finish of chocolate and dried cherries. Winemaker’s notes As you may recall from a previous post, ripasso is a … Continue reading

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Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet 2011

$15.99 Columbia Valley. Washington PLCB Code# 6127 Columbia Crest’s H3 Cabernet Sauvignon is a perennial value and very, very tough to beat at this price. The 2011 bottling is comprised of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon with 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% … Continue reading

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Bodegas Y Vinedos O. Fournier Urban Uco 2011

$13.99 Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code# 46283 The 2011 Urban Uco is a blend of 50% Tempranillo and 50% Malbec that spent 3 months in oak. Deep purple in color, with an inviting bouquet of smoke, blackberry, and blueberry, … Continue reading

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Talbott Chardonnay Kali Hart 2012

$17.99 Monterey, California PLCB Code# 6697 Light, bright yellow. Musky pear skin, peach pit and citrus pith on the fragrant, leesy nose. On the palate, spicy orchard and pit fruit flavors and sweeter honeydew and tangerine qualities gain strength with … Continue reading

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Borgo Scopetto Chianti Classico 2010

 $12.99 Tuscany, Italy Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 32941 This is vibrant and energetic, with a base of fine-grained tannins lifting the cherry, currant, rhubarb and tobacco flavors. Taut and almost racy on the long finish. Best from 2015 through 2024.–BS … Continue reading

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Murphy Goode Liars Dice Zinfandel 2010

$16.99 Napa Valley, California PLCB Code# 6504 Double Gold: 2012 San Francisco International Wine CompetitionIn Liar’s Dice Zinfandel, we’ve created our most passionate wine – one that’s so luscious and juicy, it’ll leave you wanting more. Our 2010 vintage is … Continue reading

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Landmark Vineyard Grand Detour Pinot Sonoma Coast 2011

$24.99 Sonoma, California PLCB Code# 32885 Landmark’s 2011 Pinot Noir Grand Detour shows lovely energy and centeredness in its dark red fruit, flowers, cloves and menthol. A rich, enveloping Pinot, the 2011 Grand Detour possesses gorgeous depth, especially for the … Continue reading

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Bodega Matarromera Emina Crianza 2009

 $13.49 Ribera del Duero, Spain PLCB Code# 33146 The 2009 Emina Crianza comes from selected grapes from the Pago El Coto vineyard, aged for 12 months in barrel. It has a rustic, slightly disjointed bouquet with cranberry, blackberry and dates. … Continue reading

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