Category Archives: 86-88

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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Alamos Malbec 2014

$10.99 Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code# 3027   Concentrated flavors of roasted plum and dark cherry are matched to hints of juniper berry. Features smoky notes midpalate, with a finish that lingers with baker’s chocolate. Drink now through 2018.–KM 88 Points … Continue reading

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Encanto Mencia 2011

$12.99 Bierzo, Spain PLCB Code# 49612   This fresh, pure value red cranks out raspberry and boysenberry aromas in front of a crisp, tight palate. Ripe, quick-hitting flavors of red-berry fruits and toasty smoke finish zesty, with a lasting note … Continue reading

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Outback Jack Semillon Chardonnay Chenin Blanc South Eastern Australia 2014

$7.99 South Eastern Australia Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 35012   This is a very drinkable wine with apricot and lime flavors good body, and lots of crisp acidity on the finish.  Not bad for the price. Tasted with Ron. 87 … Continue reading

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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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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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Mendoza Vineyards Unsung Hero Malbec

2011  $13.99 (original price $42) Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code# 72472 The 2011 Unsung Hero Malbec from Medrano is fermented in barrel and tank and aged in French Nadalie barriques for 12 months. It has an attractive, refined bouquet with earthy, … Continue reading

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Kurtz Family Vineyard Grenache Syrah 2010

$15.99 Barossa Valley, Australia PLCB Code#  37556 Bright and jazzy, with juicy blackberry, raspberry and spice flavors on a sleek frame. Nubby tannins emerge on the finish. Drink now through 2017.–HS 88 Points Wine Spectator Web Only-2014 Lots of ripe … Continue reading

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