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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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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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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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Tenet The Pundit Syrah 2013

$23.99 Columbia Valley, Washington PLCB Code# 49764   This shows nice tension between the ripe, dark flavors and crisp, lively structure, featuring a sleek core of plum and smoky tea flavors that carry easily into the long and deftly balanced … Continue reading

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La Spinetta Fontana Vi Barbera d’Asti 2011

$14.99 Piedmont, Italy Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33992   Barberas tend to be the lighter, everyday drinking wines of the makers of Barolo and Barbaresco.  However, some winemakers there make big, bold Barbera wines, but Giorgio Rivera of La Spinetta … Continue reading

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