Monthly Archives: April 2014

Hope Family Wines Treana White 2011

$19.99 Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast, California PLCB Code# 46961 Made in a big, rich style, the 2011 Treana White checks in as a blend of equal parts Marsanne and Roussanne that spent 9 months in French oak. Very tropical … Continue reading

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Catena Cabernet Sauvignon Agrelo 2011

$15.99 Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code#  32960 Opaque in color, with mild dark berry aromas.  The fruit is medium intensity and slightly dried plum and black cherry with soft tannins and above average acidity.  The finish is relatively short. 87 Points … Continue reading

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Marietta Angeli Cuvee 2010

$25.99 Alexander Valley, California PLCB Code# 46965 The peppery, meaty, superb 2010 Angeli Cuvee is primarily a blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignan and cool climate Syrah. Production of this big red (15.4% natural alcohol) was 3,300 cases. Its dense … Continue reading

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Domaine La Cadette La Chatelaine 2010

$21.99 Vezelay, Burgundy, France PLCB Code# 48147 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DahwNLKqJK0IanATlearnaboutwine 100% Chardonnay, aged in stainless steel for 7-10 months (no oak).  Aromas of melon, flowers and lime.  It has good body with mild butteriness balanced by mild acidity.  A very nice French-style … Continue reading

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Casarena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

$14.99 Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code# 46512 The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is from Agrelo in Lujan de Cuyo and is vinified the same as the Malbec. It is a little muted when compared to the 2011 Malbec. However, the palate is … Continue reading

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Samsara Black Oak Vineyard Grenache 2011

$34.99 Santa Barbara County, California PLCB Code# 48358 A gorgeous wine the, 2011 Grenache Black Oak Vineyard, from a site in the Alisos Canyon, wafts from the glass with distinctly savory notes that add both complexity and delineation to the … Continue reading

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Atalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

$32.99 Napa Valley, California PLCB Code# 48047 Atalon’s 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is fleshy and generous, with plenty of fruit and terrific overall balance, not to mention considerable early appeal. Hints of tobacco, dried herbs and incense add complexity on the … Continue reading

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Ben Marco Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

$19.99 Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code# 31890 The 2011 BenMarco Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with 5% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, comes from 21-year-old vines and is raised in new French oak and used American oak for 11 months. It has … Continue reading

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Ferrari Carano Siena 2011

$22.99 Sonoma County, California PLCB Code# 48509 The 2011 Siena, a blend of Sangiovese, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon (a Sonoma Super-Tuscan for sure), displays a dark ruby color in addition to soft, round, strawberry and cherry fruit flavors, a sensual, … Continue reading

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Indigenous Selections Barbera del Monferratto 2012

$12.99 Piedmont, Italy PLCB Code# 32993 The 2012 Barbera del Monferrato is from Indigenous Selections, a highly-specialized import firm owned by Giorgio Rivetti, who is also the winemaker/proprietor of the famous La Spinetta Winery. In less than a decade, Mr. … Continue reading

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