Monthly Archives: May 2014

Carmen Gran Reserva Petite Sirah 2011

$15.99 Maipo Valley, Chile PLCB Code# 31957 Aromas of dark berries, earth and briar.  Dense wine with lots of blackberry and plum fruit, wood and tannin, . This wine is a bit rough at this time but it will probably … Continue reading

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Domaine des Bouzons Cotes du Rhone Villages Cuvee Beauchamp 2011

$16.99 Southern Rhone, France PLCB Code# 33222 Bold, with juicy linzer torte and cassis notes accenting lots of briar and fruitcake flavors in the background. The lively, vibrant finish relies more on exuberance than depth, but remains very tasty. Drink … Continue reading

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Les Cantates Cru Chignin Bergeron 2012

$16.99 Savoie, Southern Rhone, France PLCB Code# 33223 The lemon curd, honeysuckle and white ginger notes are backed by a light apricot hint. Plump finish. Drink now. 7,000 cases made. –JM 89 Points Wine Spectator Web Only-2013 This is an … Continue reading

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Landmark Damaris Reserve Chardonnay 2011

$24.99 Sonoma Valley, California PLCB Code# 32946 Beautiful aromas of white flowers, buttered popcorn, orange blossoms and background oak jump from the glass of the 2011 Chardonnay Damaris Reserve. Surprisingly textured, concentrated and rich for a 2011, this serious Chardonnay … Continue reading

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Alexander Valley Vineyard Sin Zinfandel 2011

$11.99 Alexander Valley, California PLCB Code# 33241 Dark ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of baked cherries, toffee, peppercorn, and honeycomb with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a chewy, nut and roasted apple and citrus accented finish. A nice … Continue reading

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Domaine L’Arbousset Lirac 2009

$23.99 Cotes du Rhone Villages, Southern Rhone, Rhone, France PLCB Code# 39972 This 100% old-vine Grenache cuvee is a real sleeper of the vintage, but it is very limited in availability. The wine is bursting with fruit, has a dark … Continue reading

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Bishop’s Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

 $19.99 Paso Robles,  California PLCB Code# 80039 80% cabernet sauvignon, 14% petit verdot, 4% malbec and 2% merlot; aged in a 50/50 combination of French and American oak, 30% of it new): Inky ruby. A fragrant bouquet displays scents of … Continue reading

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Dao Quinta da Garrida 2005

$17.99 Portugal PLCB Code# 26856Tough and tannic, with dried berry and plum flavors, followed by a rustic finish. Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional. This was the better of two bottles. 3,000 cases made. –KM79 Points Wine Spectator Web Only 2009The 2005 … Continue reading

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Domaine Charles Joguet Chinon Cuvee Terroir 2010

$21.99 Chinon, France PLCB Code# 48134Sleek and racy, with a delicious core of red currant, cherry and blackberry fruit, lined with graphite, sweet tapenade and savory notes. A stony element is imbedded in the long finish. Best from 2014 through … Continue reading

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