Category Archives: 92-94

Orin Swift Mannequin 2013

$39.99 California PLCB Code# 49864   The 2013 Proprietary White Mannequin, which draws fruit from diverse regions of Northern California such as the Carneros Basin and the Sonoma Coast, is actually a blend of 76% Chardonnay, 8% Viognier, 6% Marsanne, … Continue reading

Posted in 92-94, California, Chardonnay | Leave a comment

Bodega Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha 2012

$17.99 Campo de Borja, Spain PLCB Code# 43559 The terrific 2012 Tres Picos is one of the finest inexpensive, Grenache-based wines made in the world. This full-bodied beauty boasts a deep ruby color as well as loads of strawberry and … Continue reading

Posted in 92-94, Good Value, Grenache, Spain | Leave a comment

Contino Rioja Gran Reserva 2007

$29.99 Rioja, Spain PLCB Code# 33236 The wine, only bottled in magnum (and bigger sizes), also rested in bottle for a minimum of three years before being released. It’s an elegant, clean wine, taking the best of the modern and … Continue reading

Posted in 92-94, Spain, Tempranillo | Leave a comment

Merryvale Profile 2008

 $136.99 Napa Valley, California PLCB Code# 38750 The flagship red wine, the 2008 Profile, is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot, 6% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc. Dusty, loamy soil aromas intermixed with graphite, blueberry, blackberry, charcoal … Continue reading

Posted in 92-94, Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Napa | Leave a comment

Vall Llach Priorat 2006

$49.99 Spain PLCB Code# 32950 The 2006 Vall-Llach is 65% Carinena, 20% Merlot, and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 14 months in 100% new French oak. Opaque purple in color, the nose offers up pain grille, liquid mineral, scorched earth, … Continue reading

Posted in 92-94, Carignan, Spain | Leave a comment

Achaval Ferrer Malbec 2011

$26.99 Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code# 46626 Very pure, with a beam of raspberry coulis, blackberry and cherry pulp notes that pump out layers of spice, flint and wildflowers. Juicy yet structured, with a mineral edge to the long, savory finish. … Continue reading

Posted in 92-94, Argentina, Malbec | Leave a comment

Trapiche Single Vineyard Malbec Vina Cristina y Bibiana Coletto 2008

$43.99 Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code# 31670 The 2008 Malbec Single Vineyard Vina Cristina y Bibiana Coletto spent 18 months in new French oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it sports an already complex bouquet of pain grille, mineral, spice box, … Continue reading

Posted in 92-94, Argentina, Malbec | Leave a comment

Flegenheimer Brothers Red 2010

$26.99 McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 46617 Very deep purple-black color with notes of creme de cassis, warm plums and dark chocolate with hints of licorice and fertile loam, the 2010 Reserve Red Wine is very … Continue reading

Posted in 92-94, Australia, Petite Sirah, Syrah | Leave a comment

Concho y Toro Don Melchor 2008  $72.99 PLCB Code# 39272 Available Maipo Valley, Chile   The 2008 Don Melchor is a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc that is aged for 15 months in French oak (72% … Continue reading

Posted in 92-94, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile | Leave a comment

Montes Purple Angel 2010

$64.99 Colchagua Valley, Chile PLCB Code# 31964  Available   A dark, ambitious red, with ample toast and mocha to the macerated plum skin, dark cherry and grilled fig fruit that pumps out layers of humus, iron and olive paste before … Continue reading

Posted in 92-94, Carmenere, Chile | Leave a comment