Monthly Archives: April 2016

Flegenheimer Brothers Paisant Red 2013

$11.99 McLaren Vale,Australia PLCB Code# 78078   Light in weight and color, with a crisp feel to the red berry and white pepper flavors, finishing with finesse. Grenache and Shiraz. Drink now through 2019. 800 cases made. –HS 89 Points … Continue reading

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Perdriel Coleccion Malbec 2010

$19.99 Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code# 72400   This brute of a red delivers a smoky mix of plum sauce, cassis, nutmeg and mocha flavors, all framed by grippy tannins. Needs some time in the cellar to settle down. Best from … Continue reading

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La Posta del Vinatera Family Pizzella Malbec 2014

$14.99 Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code# 49777   The 2014 Malbec Pizzella Vineyard is from Altamira. The vineyard was originally 17 hectares and the owner planted an additional 12 (and is planting yet more), so there is room to grow. This … Continue reading

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Chilensis Lazuli 2011

$14.99 Maule Valley, Chile Chairman’s Selection PLCB CODE# 78109 This six-grape blend is led by Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of toasty, rooty berry fruits come with an essence of cola. The palate is layered and mellow, offering mild tannins. An oaky … Continue reading

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Hacienda Valvares Rioja 2011

$16.99 Rioja, Spain Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33996   (made from fruit grown in a single vineyard; fermented and aged in new French oak barrels for a year and then moved into large oak casks for another six months): Inky … Continue reading

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Byron Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley 2012

$16.99 Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara, California Plcb Code#   Appealing, with a rich, juicy core of intense fruitiness, offering tiers of melon, citrus and tropical fruit. Very clean, pure and focused. Drink now.–JL 90 Points Wine Spectator 7/15   … Continue reading

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Bodega Garcia de Aranda Senorio de Los Baldios 2009

$19.99 Ribera del Duero, Spain Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 78061   The 2009 Senorio de Los Baldios is aged in used French and American oak over 14 months. Once again, the nose deftly assimilates the oak, allowing the floral, dark … Continue reading

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Henry’s Drive Shiraz Cabernet 2010

$19.99 Padthaway,Australia Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 78076   Ripe and supple, with plump cherry, blackberry, caramel and floral aromas and flavors that keep glowing on the expansive finish. Drink now through 2020.–HS 91 Points Wine Spectator 8/15   88.5 Points … Continue reading

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Aramis White Label Cabernet 2012

$12.99 McLaren Vale, Australia PLCB Code# 78087   This Cabernet is one for the purists – elegant, structured and with great finesse. Concentrated dark berry fruit and liquorice flavours are beautifully balanced with firm tannins and subtle smoky notes, leading … Continue reading

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Reserve des Oliviers Chateauneuf du Pape 2012

$21.99 Southern Rhone, France Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 78054   Similarly styled to the 2013, and highlighting the prettier, perfumed, medium-bodied end of the spectrum, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape exhibits plenty of sappy herbs, spring flowers and raspberry nuances. … Continue reading

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