Monthly Archives: November 2014

Rocca delle Macie di Fizzano Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

$19.99 Tuscany, Italy PLCB #33469 The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva di Fizzano boasts significant depth and sheer power. Black cherries, licorice, leather and mint are some of the notes that emerge from this intense Riserva. The French oak is quite … Continue reading

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Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010

$39.99 Margaret River, Australia PLCB #37442 Medium to deep garnet-purple color, the 2010 Ribbon Vale Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot entices with a lovely nose of crushed black currants juicy black plums and mulberries with hints of dried Mediterranean herbs, pencil … Continue reading

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Tamarack Cellars Merlot 2010

 $24.99 Columbia Valley, Washington PLCB Code# 38575 Taut and compelling, packed with focused, licorice-scented blackberry and wet earth flavors. A fine layer of tannins drapes like a veil over the long finish. Best from 2015 through 2020. 900 cases made. … Continue reading

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Schild Grenache Muorvedre Shiraz Barossa Valley 2012

$14.99 Barossa Valley, Australia PLCB #38883 Dark, focused and distinctive, with smoky, licorice-accented plum and currant flavors, dancing with relative lightness over refined tannins on the harmonious finish. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Shiraz. Drink now through 2019. –HS 90 Points Wine … Continue reading

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Vina Antigua Malbec 2011

$15.99 Mendoza, Argentina PLCB #7182 50% aged in French oak for 6 months. This has a mild nose, but there is a fair amount of ripe plum and cassis fruit, soft tannins and medium body.  Not distinguished, but pleasant. 87 … Continue reading

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Cameron Hughes Lot 318 Meritage 2010

$11.99 Atlas Peak, Napa Valley, California PLCB #33531 Comprised of 64% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Petit Verdot, Cameron Huges’ Lot #318 was entirely sourced from Napa Valley’s Atlas Peak AVA. The wine is medium-bodied with … Continue reading

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Domaine Lafage Cote EST 2011

$13.99 Languedoc Roussillon, France PLCB #39647 Made from an eccentric blend of 50% Grenache Blanc (from 100+-year-old vines), 30% Chardonnay and 20% Marsanne aged on its lees in stainless steel, the 2011 Cote d’Est exhibits a stunning perfume of dried … Continue reading

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Di Majo Norante Ramitello 2011

$11.99 Molise, Italy Chairman’s Selection PLCB #33503 The up-front mulberry and plum fruit is ripe and fleshy in this balanced red, with polished tannins. Notes of licorice string, graphite, tarry smoke and grilled mushroom push through midpalate and on the … Continue reading

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Di Majo Norante Aglianico Contado Riserva 2010

$14.99 Molise, Italy PLCB #43505 The estate’s 2010 Aglianico del Molise Contado is another wine loaded with personality. Scorched earth, tobacco, incense and smoke are some of the many notes that wrap around a core of intense fruit. Dense, rich … Continue reading

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Kilikanoon Killerman’s Run 2010

$15.99 Clare Valley, Australia PLCB #37538 Focused, ripe and appealing, offering clear blackberry and currant flavors, picking off herbal notes as firm tannins clamp down on the finish. Best after 2015. 1,000 cases imported. –HS 87 Points Wine Spectator Web … Continue reading

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