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CLASS IN THE GLASS!

 New Connoisseurs Connection Available 
Updated September 12, 2014

We just cleaned up the 2009's! (a couple months ago)
Now we get the incredible 2010's!!
Cool!
How do you turn down among Napa's finest.
Rarely Discounted!

mix & match a case of ramey and save
10% off already low sale prices!!
3-4 cases of each only!

2010 Ramey Napa Valley Cabernet Reg $59.99 Sale $49.99
94 Points Vinous / Antonio Galloni "Ramey's 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is a spherical wine with all of its elements in place. Mocha, espresso, blackberries, incense and graphite all come together in a wine that impresses for its exceptional overall balance. White flowers, cloves and asphalt all develop later, lending an element of exoticism that is simply compelling. The 2010 is a blend of valley floor and hillside fruit."
93 Points International Wine Cellar "Opaque ruby. Powerful, smoke-accented cherry and dark berry aromas are complicated by notes of dark chocolate and peppery spices. Rich yet lively, offering intense blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors that gain sweetness with air. Closes broad and smooth, with gentle tannins and a seductively sweet dark berry quality."


2010 Ramey Hudson Vineyard Chardonnay Reg $64.99 Sale $49.99
95 Points Vinous / Antonio Galloni "A classic California Chardonnay, the 2010 Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard bursts from the palate with honey, nectarine, butterscotch, orange blossoms and flowers. Rich, plush and totally inviting, David Ramey’s Hudson is a great expression of this famous Carneros site. Beautiful, vivid and constantly changing in the glass, the 2010 is wonderfully alive and classy throughout. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. "
94 Points International Wine Cellar "Bright, green-tinged gold. Sexy aromas of poached pear, peach pit and smoky minerals on the nose, with anise and sweet butter qualities coming up with aeration. Lush, waxy lemon curd and orchard fruit flavors pick up smokiness with air, along with notes of iodine and vanilla. Juicy pear and tangerine flavors cling on the impressively long, sappy finish, which echoes the lees and anise qualities."


2010 Ramey Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay Reg $64.99 Sale $49.99
94+ Points Robert Parker, Jr.-The Wine Advocate: "Light gold. Intense, mineralinflected aromas of pear, nectarine and white flowers. Bright, penetrating and emphatically dry, offering vibrant citrus and orchard fruit flavors and showing pronounced minerality. The strikingly long, energetic finish features notes of iodine, smoke and candied ginger, with a sneaky note of pit fruits adding depth."
94 Points International Wine Cellar: "A beautifully seamless wine, the 2010 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard wraps around the palate with stunning depth and pure beauty. Absolutely nothing is out of place in a wine that brings together fruit, acidity and structure. This dazzling wine represents one of the highlights in California Chardonnay. It is also one of the few wines in this tasting that still needs time to start showing well.


2010 Ramey Sonoma Coast Chardonnay Reg $37.99 Sale $29.97 net no further discount
92 Points Wine Spectator "Ramey's 2010 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast is laced with lemon, pastry, crushed rocks and mint. Beautifully delineated and focused, the 2010 stands out for its energy and verve. This is a gorgeous entry-level offering."
92 Points Vinous / Antonio Galloni "Ramey's 2010 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast is laced with lemon, pastry, crushed rocks and mint. Beautifully delineated and focused, the 2010 stands out for its energy and verve. This is a gorgeous entry-level offering."
91 Points International Wine Cellar "Bright yellow-gold. Complex scents of poached pear, peach, iodine and toasty lees. Lush and creamy in texture, with an exotic quality to its fresh orchard and pit fruit flavors. Suave, rich and lively, finishing on a dry, refreshingly bitter lemon zest note with very good persistence."


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Summit Oktoberfest

12 pk btl & “New” 2/6pk cans(12)

Reg $14.99 Sale $11.97

 sale prices & $4.97 btl blowouts 
while quantities last!!

2012 wyndam estates shiraz
REG $9.99 out of here!! $4.97

20 cases only!
wrong vintage shipped supposed to be older!
2013 domaine de gournier rose
REG $10.99 out of here!! $4.97
10 cases only!
wrong vintage shipped supposed to be 2012! Got 2013!!
2011 george dubouef beaujolais village
REG $12.99 out of here!! $4.97

2011 Sterling Aromatic White Vintner's Col
Reg $13.99 out of here!! $4.97
2011 McWilliams "Jacks Red"
Reg $11.99 out of here!! $4.97

2010 frontera merlot
Reg $7.99 out of here!! $4.97
2011 corte del sole soave
reg $12.99 out of here!! $4.97

2011 xplorador moscato
reg $8.99 out of here!! $4.97
SMARTERITA MARGARITA 1.75
REG $24.99 out of here!! $4.97

southern comfort Sweet Tea! 1.75
REG $24.99 out of here!! $4.97

2006 Wegeler Riesling Medium Dry
(Previously $22) out of here!! $4.97

Two incredible wines from Antinori at huge discounts!
Including their Napa Valley Cabernet:
2010 Antica Cabernet!



2010 Antinori Toscana Villa Antinori Rosso IGT Reg Price $24.99 Sale Price $12.97 $149.99 cs 12
92 points Wine Spectator!!! 40 cases onlyyyyyyyyyyy!!
This is rich and saturated with cherry, raspberry and plum flavors, accented by mineral and spice notes. Vibrant and frank, offering a long, mouthwatering finish and fine character. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Best from 2016 through 2024.—B.S.
Blend: 55% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 5% Syrah
Producer tasting notes: The wine is ruby red in color with intense aromas of cherries, mint, and, particularly, chocolate. On the palate the wine is ample in body, supple and with velvety and soft tannins, long and savory. The 2010 Antinori Toscana IGT is a remarkable wine for both quality and price. Before the vintage rolls to 2011, we would like to give you one last opportunity to stock up. We have received our last 40 cases and expect them to be gone within a few hours, so do not wait.
The Antinori family has been involved in the production of wine for over six centuries, ever since, in 1385, Giovanni di Piero Antinori entered as a member, the “Arte Fiorentina”, the Winemakers’ Guild of the city of Florence. During this entire long period, thorough twenty six generations, the family has always directly managed this work with courageous and, at times, innovative decisions, but always maintaining, unaltered, a fundamental respect for tradition and for the territory in which they have operated.
This wine was first created and marketed by Marquis Niccolò Antinori, father of Piero Antinori, in 1928 and was the first Chianti intended as a long-lasting wine capable of improving with age. In 2001 Piero Antinori inaugurated a new phase for Villa Antinori, which became a Tuscan IGT produced from a selection of better grapes grown exclusively in the vineyards of the Antinori proprietary estates in Tuscany. The design of the label has remained as it was in 1928, with only minimal adjustments, first in 1990 and then in 2001.


Don't miss this deal!!!
Great Cabernet at a 40% discount from the 2010 Vintage!!


2010 Antica Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reg $59.99 Sale $39.97 $229.99/6pk (30 only!)
92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon bursts from the glass with juicy plums, black cherries, mocha, spices and French oak, all of which come to life on a big, powerful frame. There is nothing subtle in this rich, intense Cabernet Sauvignon. A huge, juicy finish backed up by serious tannins and sweet floral notes rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. (AG) (12/ 2012)
'Highly recommended,' California Grapevine: "Medium-dark purplish ruby; attractive, forward, plummy, cassis and black cherry fruit aroma with hints of anise and vanilla; full body; tight, herbal, textured, rustic, red and black fruit flavors with notes of mocha, green olive, and toasty oak; full tannin; some harshness on the finish; lingering aftertaste. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. (Aug 2013)"
Notes : Vines between 11 and 21 years old at elevations up to 1800 feet on Antica's Atlas Peak estate were sourced for their 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. Destemmed grapes were sorted individually and the vineyard lots were fermented separately in order to evaluate before bottling. The wine was aged in 40% new French oak for 15 months before final selection and bottling. From the winery: "The Antica Napa Valley 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is pure, rich, and structured. A style that showcases layers of rich flavors of ripe plum, blackberry and wild berry along with accents of mocha and espresso. The wine has firm tannins yet ends with an elegant, graceful presence."

New Release!!!

5/6pks in stock!
top pick for California Chardonnay!!! Ramey "Napa"

VENDOR SOLD OUT:
WINERY SOLD OUT!

AMONG THE GREATEST
NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAYS
2012 Pahlmeyer “Napa” Valley Chardonnay
$69.97/$399.99/6: Hurry!
95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Pahlmeyer's spectacular 2012 Chardonnay offers abundant aromas of hazelnuts, buttered citrus, tropical fruits and honeysuckle intermixed with a touch of tangerine oil. It cuts a full-bodied swath across the palate, and possesses good acidity, exuberant fruit and an undeniably sexy style. Enjoy this terrific All-American, All-Napa Valley Chardonnay over the next 4-5 years. Bravo! (10/ 2013) Consumers from Cellar Tracker:
4/2013 94 pts: Rich and powerful but with great natural acidity. Unfiltered so ideally it would be placed upright for a day or so prior to drinking. The palate has lots of smoky notes with lemon pie and tropical notes.
12/2013 95 pts: One of the best Pahlmeyer Napa Chards in years. This is rich and robust but somehow retains freshness. The nose is young with a burst of tropical fruit but also show fresh lemons and mint. Deep palate with caramel with bracing acidity. Really similar to Auberts Chards


At the top of the heap!
calera "so delicate & refined!"

2012 Calera Central Coast Chardonnay
Reg $21.99 $17.97
Calera's 2012 Chardonnay Central Coast is a delicious entry-level offering. Nectarine, white flowers, spices and mint all flesh out in a gorgeous, textured Chardonnay loaded with personality. This is a fabulous wine for the money "The 2012 vintage was fantastic in California's Central Coast, and Calera beautifully showcases their pristine Chardonnay fruit at a very appealing price. Fruit was selected from 10 high-quality and often prestigious vineyards such as Bien Nacido in Santa Barbara County and Rincon Vineyard in San Luis Obispo County. The hand-harvested fruit was pressed and fermented in Calera's gravity flow cellar, and the vineyard lots were managed separately as wine was aged for 10 months in primarily François Fréres barrels (10% new) before being selected for the final bottling. From the winemaker: "Ripe peach, Asian pear and mango custard; luscious papaya and kaffir lime are all beautifully married together in the alluring and delightful bouquet of this 2012 Central Coast Chardonnay. Vibrant flavors of Gala apple, lemon chiffon, sweet oak and a hint of sandal wood round out the mouthwatering bright acid and smooth texture. This wine is amazingly flavorful and beautifully balanced; delicious and lingering
Steak lovers Dream! Don't miss!


Could drink this all day!
2012 Bouchard Reserve Bourgogne Chardonnay
Reg $21.99 Sale $17.97
Reserve Bourgogne Chardonnay is a pale golden color. The nose shows hints of white flesh fruits, including peach and pear. A refreshing and smooth Chardonnay, balanced, with a touch of oak Aromatic bouquet. Round - though not heavy - and silky, with charming fruitiness." Not a thing wrong with this! Thought it might be extracted and oaky given the "Chardonnay" on the label. It's a little oaky, but not extracted. It features great acid and ample substance. It should drink well for the next three to five years. Refreshing, clean, and classic chardonnay from Burgundy. Solid minerality with a nice lush, juicy core. Effortless finish

New
Oktoberfest
Beers!

     

6 Pk Schell’s Oktoberfest $8.49
6 Pk Great Lakes Oktoberfest $8.99 100 Points!!!
12 Pk Sam Adams Oktoberfest $12.97
6 Pk Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest $9.99
12 Pk Warsteiner Oktoberfest $14.99

 


New Pumpkin Beers!


22 oz Southern Tier Pumpking $7.99
6 Pk New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin Ale $9.49

Get in on these great seasonal beers,
before they are gone!

Purus Vodka 750ml Gold medal
Reg $35.00 Btl Sale $14.99 $79.99/6pk 40/6pks left!! ever!!!
Purus originally was developed by Anheuser-Busch as part of its beverage development subsidiary Long Tail Libations. Anheuser-Busch sold it to Fire Tail Brands in Lake St. Louis around the time A-B was sold to InBev of Belgium in 2008. The investors who created Pure Holdings bought the brand in February 2011. Purus will be initially available in Northeastern cities of the U.S. (More below)
In the Piemonte region of Italy sits a small distillery run by the second and third generation of the Sacchetto family. It’s located in the Northeastern part of the country, bordering France on the west and Switzerland on the north. The region is mountainous, but it also has a fertile valley where farmers grow organic wheat and grapes. It’s a picturesque landscape blending old traditions with modern cultivation techniques. The Sacchetto family has operated their distillery for decades, watching as it evolved from a family farm to a thriving organic enterprise. Cultivated without pesticides or commercial fertilizers, Purus Vodka ($35) uses crystalline water from the Alps, five-column distillation, and is made with locally harvested 100% organic Italian wheat. Its 100% recyclable bottle is even Earth-friendly with a tree-free paper label, safe soy-based inks, water-based adhesives, and an environmentally sustainable cork closure. The 80 proof vodka The vodka is then filtered through 1.7 million square meters of active charcoal to ensure that Purus holds to its definition – clean, genuine, refined.
Gold Medal!:
Nose: Floral, herbal, citrus, anise, grain, faint mineral, clean.
Palate: Vanilla, powdered sugar, melon, fruit, subtle citrus, lemon, tangy, grassy, mint, spicy, pepper, dusty, potato skin.
Finish: Light, woody notes, dough, easy-drinking, medium body, long.

The Best Vodka I Ever Tasted “Forbes Magazine” Lifestyle Larry Olmdstad Contributor 11/02/2011

When the heat is on there are few wines more refreshing than the "Green Wines" of Portugal!
Pavao leads the pack in quality and value! Stock up for the Summer!

Pavão Branco Vinho Verde, Portugal Reg $7.99 Sale $5.97 $69.99 cs 12
This crisp and fragrant white blend from the north of Portugal is not far from Spain’s Rias Baixas known and loved as the land of crisp Albariño. The cooler wet Região Vinhos Verdes is just south across the Minho River and while they allow Albariño in their blends (under the Portuguese Alvarihno) this punchy glass of pure refreshment is a traditional blend of Loureiro, Trajadura and Pedernã which come together like a dry and quenching like limeade made all the better by a chalky minerality and a sour patch acidity that clips off clean and snappy and beckons the next sip. With this sort of structure it goes without saying this has a charming affinity for food from the Iberian coastal fare with which it’s familiar to the Asian spices with which it carries on so well. This is an outstanding glass of crisp, white, northwestern Portuguese goodness for goodness sake. Drink it and lots of it because it inspires cheer and being chipper. Wine Review by Nicholas Livingston, January 21, 2014 (Root –and even so this tastes great)
Back In Stock! Limited!
Two more Barburners from Southern France!
2011 Chateau Saint-Roch Cotes du Roussillon Chimeres Reg $19.99 Sale $14.97
eRobertParker.com # 0114 (Jan 2014) Rating: 92 Drink 2014 – 2017 The Lafage 2011 Cotes du Roussillon Chimeres - a blend, as usual, of Grenache and Syrah with a bit of Carignan - is pungently redolent of marjoram, fennel and sage; cherry and red raspberry; black pepper and crushed stone. Hints of vanilla, caramel, and brown spices from the exposure to new 500 liter barrels during fermentation and the long cold-soak that precedes it (techniques common to most of Lafage-s reds insofar as they aren-t tank-raised) are nicely restrained and integrated. Palpably dense and satin-textured, this develops a marvelously mouthwatering savor of salted roasted meat pan-scrapings en route to a finish of impressive length. Plan to enjoy such an amazing value through at least 2017.
2012 Chateau Saint-Roch Cotes du Roussillon Vieilles Vignes Blanc Reg $15.99 Sale $12.97
Rated 89/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Composed of 80% Grenache Blanc and 20% Marsanne, the 2012 Vieilles Vignes Blanc comes from 50-year-old vines planted in limestone and clay soils. A delightful bouquet of caramelized honeyed grapefruit, white currants and other assorted citrus jumps from the glass of this crisp, dry, medium-bodied white. With surprising length and power, it reminded me of a restrained, more laid-back top white Hermitage — at a fraction of the price. Consume it over the next several years.
Two of the most sought after grenache' in the country!!
93 pts under $20!
93 pts! for $13! superb red for summer fare!!
10 cases left!!
2012 Domaine Lafage Cuvee Nicolas (A K A Cote Grenache) Reg $15.99 Sale $12.97
Review by Jeb Dunnuck eRobertParker.com # 212 (Apr 2014) Rating: 93 Drink 2014 - 2018 The 2012 Cotes Catalanes Cuvee Nicolas is an off-the-hook value. Named after Jean-Marc’s son and made from 100% Grenache from higher elevation sites in the Aspres region, fermented with 20% stems and aged half in demi-muid, it offers layers of kirsch, underbrush, licorice and serious floral notes in its medium to full-bodied, elegant and seamless profile. Getting a big “wow” in the notes and showing fine tannin and serious length, it should be snatched up by savvy readers and consumed over the coming 3-4 years. Run by the talented (and fast driving) Jean-Marc and Eliane Lafage, from their cellar located just outside of Perpignan (which is being completely renovated), this estate includes vineyards spread throughout the Roussillon, allowing them to make the most of the diverse terroirs and micro-climates. I struggle to think of another portfolio that encompasses anywhere close to this level of value, and the average quality to price (QPR) for these wines is just hard to believe. I’ve included the Chateau Saint Roch and Saint Roch (mostly Maury-basedbased) releases here as well, as they’re made at the estate and were part of the tasting I had with Jean-Marc.
55% grenache 45% syrah! 65 year old vines:
fire up the grill! DO NOT MISS!
Our little allocation of in stock!!
2011 Chateau Puech-Haut Coteaux de Languedoc Prestige Reg $24.99 Sale $17.97
Review by Jeb Dunnuck "The Rhone Report" Rating: 93 Drink 2014 - 2020 The 2011 Château Puech-Haut Coteaux du Languedoc Saint-Drézéry Cuvée Prestige is an incredible effort. A blend of 55% Grenache and 45% Syrah that’s aged all in concrete tank, it is a flamboyant, decadent 2011 that gives up copious black cherry and pit styled fruits, licorice, pepper, and black olive aromas and flavors. More supple and forward than the 2010, with a full-bodied, seamless, mouth feeling texture that never seems heavy, it has a core of gorgeously pure fruit, juicy acidity, and ripe tannin on the finish. Enjoy this knockout effort over the coming 5-7 years. 93 Points ~ Rhone Report
DO NOT MISS! Our little allocation of 10 cases of each arrives today!!

2011 Chateau Puech-Haut Coteaux de Languedoc Prestige
Reg $19.99 Sale $17.97
Review by Robert Parker Wine Advocate # 204 (Dec 2012) Rating: 91 Drink 2012 - 2018 A sensational offering from proprietor Gerard Bru, the 2011 Prestige is the estate’s least expensive wine. Readers may remember the fabulous review the 2010 Prestige received, and the 2011 is just as special. With Bru’s top Reserve wine selling for nearly $100 a bottle, the Prestige cuvee is an outstanding value. Interestingly, Bru has had three of the greatest winemaking consultants on Planet Earth working for him, first Michel Rolland, followed by Claude Gros and now Philippe Cambie. A blend of 60-75-year-old vine Grenache (55%) and 40-year old Syrah (45%), all grown on limestone soils dominated by the famous large rocks (galets roules) also found in parts of Chateauneuf du Pape. The wine is aged in concrete tanks prior to being bottled unfiltered. Some of the vineyards are farmed organically and others biodynamically. The wine exhibits a tremendous perfume of sweet raspberries, spring flowers, forest floor, truffles and lavender as well as a beautiful texture, a full-bodied mouthfeel, stunning velvety tannins and purity, and a long finish. This is the “real deal.” Drink it over the next 4-6 years.

2012 Domaine Lafage Cuvee Nicolas
(A K A Cote Grenache)
Reg $15.99 Sale $12.97
Review by Jeb Dunnuck eRobertParker.com # 212 (Apr 2014) Rating: 93 Drink 2014 - 2018 The 2012 Cotes Catalanes Cuvee Nicolas is an off-the-hook value. Named after Jean-Marc’s son and made from 100% Grenache from higher elevation sites in the Aspres region, fermented with 20% stems and aged half in demi-muid, it offers layers of kirsch, underbrush, licorice and serious floral notes in its medium to full-bodied, elegant and seamless profile. Getting a big “wow” in the notes and showing fine tannin and serious length, it should be snatched up by savvy readers and consumed over the coming 3-4 years. Run by the talented (and fast driving) Jean-Marc and Eliane Lafage, from their cellar located just outside of Perpignan (which is being completely renovated), this estate includes vineyards spread throughout the Roussillon, allowing them to make the most of the diverse terroirs and micro-climates. I struggle to think of another portfolio that encompasses anywhere close to this level of value, and the average quality to price (QPR) for these wines is just hard to believe. I’ve included the Chateau Saint Roch and Saint Roch (mostly Maury-basedbased) releases here as well, as they’re made at the estate and were part of the tasting I had with Jean-Marc. www.domaine-lafage.com



blantons bourbon $54.97 btl!
lagavulin distillers edition $89.97!!!!

back on sale!
canadian club 1.75 liter $19.97
windsor canadian 1.75 $16.97 $99.99/cs 6

ITS HERE THE BEST VALUE ROSE AVAILABLE!
WHAT COULD BE BETTER THAN A TRADTIONAL "TAVEL ROSE" WITH A 91 POINT WINE ADVOCATE RATING!
OUR FAVORITE FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS REMAINS ON TOP!
20 CASES ONLY!

Domaine Lafond Tavel Rose Roc Epine 2013
Reg $21.99 Sale $19.97
Grenache 60%, Cinsault 10%, Syrah 10%, Carigna 5% and with Clairette, Picpoul, Bourboulenc, Mourvèdre.
91 POINTS-WINE ADVOCATE...Always solid, the 2013 Tavel Roc-Epine Rose is outstanding, with its strawberry, crushed rose petal, raspberry and hints of herbes de Provence aromas and flavors all flowing nicely from the glass. Medium-bodied and showing the food-friendly richness of the appellation, enjoy this solid effort over the coming 1-2 years. The LAFOND DOMAINE TAVEL is characterized by a lovely pure tender pink colour. The predominating aromas are complex: red and white fruit associated with floral notes. With time, these fruity aromas will evolve toward more mellow notes with a touch of spice and stone fruits, and the colour will take on amber tints. As of its first year, it disposes of all the necessary aromas to be appreciated, but it also has an exceptional ageing potential.-Winery Notes.



OUR FIRST 2012 CHATEAUNEUF HAVE ARRIVED:
VERY LIMITED!

2012 Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge
Reg $59.99 Sale $49.97
(92-94WA) Moving to Boiron’s 2012s, the straight 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape is stunning. Black cherry, ground pepper, bouquet garni and new leather-like aromas and flavors all flow from this medium to full-bodied, textured and seamless effort. While traditional in style, it’s remarkably polished and elegant, with no hard edges and very fine tannin. It should have 12-15 years of longevity and should not be missed. Drink 2015-2027.

2012 Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Rouge Gloire Mon Grand Pere
Reg $79.99 Sale $64.97
(94-96 WA) Looking just as good, with a slightly more approachable profile, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape A La Gloire de Mon Grand-Pere is a field blend of close to 100% Grenache that comes from the Gardiole lieu-dit. Aged all in demi-muid, it is an awesomely textured, seamless effort that boasts knockout aromas and flavors of kirsch, wild strawberries, herbs de Provence and red licorice. Not quite as backwards or concentrated as the Chante Le Merle, it should be approachable at an earlier age and drink brilliantly for 15 years or more. Drink 2015-2027.

Beringer California Cab, Merlot, Chardonnay White Zin!
Sale $3.97


Special purchase "70 cases only!"
The perfect summer chardonnay!

2012 Meridian Vineyards Chardonnay California
Reg $10.99 Sale $6.97! $79.99 cs 12

You’re all going to know it very soon that the 2012 growing season for grapes in California is off the charts great, and that’s translating into some extremely great values at the retail level. The chardonnays are coming in right now, the whites are coming in and the 2102 Meridian from California is no exception! But, there’s something you don’t know is that Meridian was one of the first vineyards, first wineries to plant grapes up and down the Central Coast of California nearly thirty years ago. They are now leveraging that to make superb wine during exceptional growing years, just like this year! They are making wines like this needle in a haystack $9-10.00 Chardonnay, which exhibits a lot of fine wine characteristics!
This wine is an absolute masterpiece, it’s hard to do better than this $10.00 Chardonnay from Meridian Vineyards! What makes it so special is the outstanding fruit, it’s absolutely all about the fruit, and what we’re talking about is beautiful apple; tropical fruit flavors; pineapple; melon; a little bit of oak and a little bit of butter in a clean and delightful way! The finish has hints of vanilla, but what really balances it is just enough oak to put this thing into balance. When compared in a blind tasting, many of your friends and family will easily put this wine with the $25.00 – $30.00 wines. That’s why this wine is so fantastic!




All summer through Labor Day
Triple Play Sale!
24 pk cans
Coors Light, Bud, Bud Light, Mich Golden Light, Miller GD, Miller Lite!
Sale $17.97 ea. mix & match cs $49.99 ($16.67)

a "STEELE" of a deal!
Jed Steele who was behind the success of "Kendall Jackson Chardonnay" has been producing spot on wines under his own label ever since his departure.

Once a year they do "Blitz" pricing for 2 weeks only, far below their consistent good bang for the buck pricing.

At regular pricing they are very solid values, at these Prices they are a "Steele". 10 cases of each in stock!

Two weeks only! reg $21.99-$24.99
mix & match cs(12) $179.99


2011 Steele Wines Cabernet Lake County Reg $24.99 Sale $15.97
The Red Hills appellation in LakeCountyi s a new AVA (American Viticultural Area). The iron-rich, red soil of Red Hills is laden with obsidian, a glassy black volcanic rock that glistens in the afternoon sun. Well known NapaValleygrape grower Andy Beckstoffer bought up a piece of the Red Hills AVA, planting it in Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varietals with which he is very familiar. We have been receiving clone 6 and clone 37 grapes from Andy since 2002.
Winemaking: The grapes are pressed to stainless steel tank and undergo 2-3 week fermentation with an extended maceration to extract every ounce of flavor. This wine is then laid down in a combination of French and French/American hybrid oak barrels to age for a year and a half before bottling.
Tasting Notes: This wine has a rich, fruit-forward elegance. A spicy fruit and berry core backed up by soft tannins makes it a nice glass of wine for casual sipping among friends.

2012 Steele Pinot Noir Carneros Reg $24.99 Sale $15.97
We source our Carneros Pinot Noir from the Durell and Sangiacomo Vineyards, both situated in the Sonoma Carneros. Considered by many to be the home of the best American Pinot Noir, Carneros’ masking fog and cool breezes throughout most of the growing season allow for the hang time needed to develop the flavors of exceptional Pinot Noir.
Winemaking: With Pinot Noir, we take a minimal approach to winemaking. Fermentations are carried out with as little manipulation as possible. We use a gentle crusher, one short pump-over per day and cool soak the grapes prior to the onset of fermentation. After fermentation the wine is aged for nine months in a combination of French and Hungarian barrels. Because of the popularity of this wine, we bottle it in both 750 and 375 ml bottles.
Tasting Notes: This vineyard, given its coastal influence, produces a wine with bright strawberry and cherry flavors, balanced with hints of jasmine tea and cola. Our approach for Carneros Pinot Noir has always been to produce a classically-styled “pinot-lover’s pinot”, with moderate oak, high-tone fruit flavors, a rich nose, juicy palate and long finish.
Food pairing: The quintessential pairing for this wine is a wild mushroom risotto.

2012 Steele Chardonnay Cuvee 2012 Reg $21.99 Sale $15.97
Our flagship white wine, California Cuvee Chardonnay, really shows off Jed Steele’s wizardry in blending. As with all great wines, the process begins with the selection of the right vineyards. We have worked with most of the great Chardonnay vineyards in California and have chosen these seven prestigious properties to obtain the grapes for this wine.
Vineyards: Beginning in the south, the area around the Santa Maria Valley has a maritime climate with lots of morning fog in the summer and cool evenings. We get grapes from Bien Nacido Vineyards, located on the benches above the Sisquoc River and from the Goodchild Vineyard about a mile away across the river.
Farther north we source grapes from the Carneros region, in the southern part of Sonoma County that borders the San Francisco/San Pablo Bay. Cool winds and morning fog are artifacts of the weather pattern in Carneros, making the region perfect for Chardonnay. The Sangiacomo Family farms 1000 acres of vineyards here. We source grapes from their Katerina and El Novillero ranches. The meticulously farmed vineyards of Durell and Parmelee-Hill are slightly further inland and tend to ripen sooner than Sangiacomo.
Again moving north, we arrive in Mendocino County, home to both the warmest vineyard site and the coolest vineyard site in the blend. The Lolonis Family has been farming in Redwood Valley since the 1920’s, farming organically since the 1950’s. To the west lies the DuPratt Vineyard, located above Anderson Valley in the Mendocino Ridge appellation.
Winemaking: Fermentation takes place in French oak barrels of which 20% are new. The wine remains in barrel for eight months, the lees are stirred regularly, and the wine can finish malolactic fermentation. Each vintage, two to three of the vineyards we source from produce such remarkable wine. This cream of the crop is extremely limited; generally around 300 6-packs. We then conduct blending trials to arrive at the best blend for the Steele Cuvee Chardonnay. Any excess wine that doesn’t fit into either of these two categories becomes our Shooting Star Chardonnay.
Tasting Notes :The Cuvee consistently exhibits excellent depth of flavor, wonderful acidity and complex aromas. The Santa Maria vineyards add a tropical fruit character to the wine, flavors and aroma of mango, pineapple, and papaya. The Sonoma vineyards attribute citrus character and acid to the cuvee. The Mendocino vineyards flavor profile leans toward citrus fruit and minerality from DuPratt and Lolonis contributes the warmest-climate grapes to the cuvee with flavors and aromas of baked apples and cinnamon.
Food Pairing Halibut with a white wine burre blanc sauce would compliment the complex flavors of the Cuveé Chardonnay any day.


2011 Steele Zinfandel Dupratt Reg $21.99 Sale $15.97
Vineyards: Even in a good year, picking the DuPratt Vineyard is never easy. A mountain vineyard with hilly terrain gives some vines more sun. By its nature Zinfandel ripens unevenly and each cluster has raisins, ripe berries and under-ripe berries. Choosing when to harvest takes skill, intuition and sometimes, good luck. Our answer to this is a test pick in which we harvest two rows, which run the length of the vineyard. If we get what we feel are adequate sugars after a day of soaking on the skins, we then harvest the remainder of the vineyard. Even so we keep the upper (riper) part of this vineyard separate from the lower portion.
Winemaking: This tiny 5.5 acre plot of 80 year old vines has always produced wines of spectacular quality. The long season enjoyed by grapes grown in the Mendocino Ridge appellation does allow full ripeness and consistent quality year in and year out. Aging for 16 months in a special mix of Taransaud French Oak barrels is the other key to the great flavors and drinking pleasure that is a hallmark of the DuPratt Zinfandel. The long season and elevation makes wines that are rich, elegant and complex. They are more like fine Claret than typical old vine Zinfandel from California.

New!
Bell's Oberon Ale and Two Hearted Ale - now available in 16 ounce
4pk 16oz Cans!
$9.99
Bell's Oberon Ale: is a wheat ale fermented with Bell's signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer.
Bell's Two Hearted Ale: An India Pale Ale style well suited for adventurous trips to the Upper Peninsula. American malts and enormous hop additions give this beer a crisp finish and an incredibly floral aroma.


New: Superb Value Brand!!
Shannon Ridge Cabernet "Lake County"
Reg $14.99! Sale $9.97
90 points, is rosewood to purple in color, with a clear rim, the aroma is cooking spice, strong cedar, licorice, and just a hint of alcohol (14.5%). A medium-plus body carries good acidity, fair tannin, and a bounty of fruit: bramble berry (usually reserved for Zinfandel), juicy boysenberry, and not quite ripe mulberry with a hint of licorice. Finishes well on spice and a bit of heat.
This wine displays a fair balance and complexity found in more expensive Cabernet Sauvignon wines, and at the power-buy price, I highly recommend this wine now and for the next couple of years
also available: cab,chard,petite,s.blanc,wrangler red! try em!

 PERFECT SUMMER RED! RIBS & ZINFANDEL SEASON IS COMING! 
As beautiful and as elegant as this varietal can be!! We absolutely loved it!
WE ORIGINALLY ORDERED AND GOT IN 100/6PKS OF THIS BEAUTY AND SOLD ALL OF IT!
WE JUST GOT IN 20/MORE 6PKS WITH ANOTHER 80/6PKS ARRIVING LATE NEXT WEEK!
IF YOU MISSES IT THE FIRST TIME YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE: HERE'S YOUR CHANCE!

2012 Terra d'Oro Deaver Vineyard Zinfandel
Reg $30.00 btl Sale $16.97 BTL $99.99 6pk (16.67 btl)
20 IN STOCK 80 MORE ON THE WAY!
"You're not going to find very many 100-year-old vines in California, which is why the Terra d'Oro Deaver Zinfandel is so special," Stubbs said, adding, "The amount of character that comes from a 100-year-old vine cannot be replicated and must be experienced." Land of Gold, that's what Terra d'Oro means.
For more than 150 years, fortune seekers have been lured to California's rugged Sierra Foothills. Though they once came for the gold, these days they come for the wine-Terra d'Oro, to be more specific. Handcrafted from some of Amador County's most historic vineyards, Terra d'Oro wines are rich indeed, full of the character and intensity that perfectly captures the essence of this "Land of Gold."
Terra d'Oro Deaver Vineyard Zinfandel is a Grandfather among Zinfandels. The wine has a classic Amador blend of spices including allspice, cardamom and clove that fills out an intense spice rack. The flavors of ripe plum make this wine a rich Zinfandel from a historic vineyard and pairs well with grilled flank steak and fresh homemade salsa.
The story of the Deaver Vineyard starts in the 1800s during the California Gold Rush. Italian immigrants brought Zinfandel cuttings from the East Coast and planted vineyards in the Sierra Foothills. The 20 acre piece of the Deaver family vineyard used to make Terra d'Oro Deaver Vineyard 133 Year Old Vine Zinfandel was planted in 1881 . These historic vines are less vigourous, producing smaller quantities of more concentrated fruit. The dry farmed vines' roots continue to grow deeper into the soil as years pass and pull water and nutrients from multiple soil layers, resulting in more complexity of character. The wines from this vineyard showcase the long standing relationship between the Deaver and Trinchero families. Started in the 1960's, it continues today in mutual respect and love for Amador County Zinfandel
The limited amount of fruit that comes from this vineyard is handled carefully. The fruit is hand-picked into small valley bins and driven one mile to the winery to be crushed. Decades of experience with this fruit have resulted in careful selection of yeast strains and pumpover techniques designed to extract the flavor and character of the grapes in a balanced manner. After gentle pressing, the wine is aged 15 months in a selection of French and American oak, focused on showcasing the character of these ancient vines.
The Deaver Vineyard Zinfandel is a deep garnet color in the glass with lifted aromas of mixed berry jam, plum, clove spice and hints of cedar box. The approachable palate has robust flavors of juicy boysenberry, blackberry and plum fruit. The baked spice components add complexity to this bold wine. The Deaver Vineyard Zinfandel is smooth and well balanced with a fine, ripe tannin structure. The wine offers a long finish with notes of toasted almonds and cocoa powder lingering on the palate.
There were two wines that stood out in particular. The Terra d'Oro Deaver Vineyard 130+ Year Old Vine Zinfandel was hands down my favorite wine of the nights. Juicy and delicious.
The 2011 Terra d'Oro Deaver Zinfandel has a deep garnet color with lifted aromas of dark fruit, clove and spicy oak. The palate is focused with crisp and juicy layers of ripe blackberry, spicy plum and soft chewy tannins. The baked spice components add complexity to this bold wine and support a great balance of power and restraint. For a zesty pairing, serve this wine with a roasted rack of lamb or a juicy ribeye steak.
why pay $11-$15 for 2013 Rose's: when these are drinking just fine!
Reg $11.99-$14.99 while they last $4.97 btl
2012 Chateau d'Or et de Gueules Costieres-de-Nimes Les Cimels
2012 Domaine de Gournier Vin de Pays Cevennes Rose
2012 Domaine de la Petite Cassagne Costieres-de-Nimes Rose
2012 Mas des Bressades Costieres-de-Nimes Cuvee Tradition
New! 2012 Domaine d"Arton (Gascon)

Still a little left of these super-values! Don't let the price scare you!
2006 Wegeler Riesling Medium Dry (Previously $22) Sale $5.97
2011 Sterling Vineyards Aromatic White Vintner's Collection Reg $13.99 Sale $5.97
2011 McWilliams "Jacks Red" (Australian Red Blend) Reg $11.99 Sale $5.97



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2009 La Massa "Giorgio Primo" Toscana Reg $119.99 Sale $69.97 (5/6pks only)) 97 pts
97 points James Suckling Powerful aromas of dark fruits, minerals and hints of new wood. Super perfumed. Licorice too. Full bodied, with a seamless tannin texture and wonderful length. The wine is ultra-polished and long. Super structure yet full of finesse. Best after 2014, but so amazing to taste. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot. (9/ 2011)
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate The 2009 Giorgio Primo emerges from the glass with scents of blackberry, spice, leather, licorice and camphor. All of the elements are woven together nicely in this supple, juicy wine. There is a centeredness and focus to the fruit that is highly appealing. Giorgio Primo is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Proprietor Giampaolo Motta and consultant Stephane Derenoncourt have achieved remarkable polish and elegance here. The only thing missing is an element of visceral thrill.
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021. (6/ 2012) always been impressed with the wines that Giampaolo Motta has made at La Massa, and even more excited now that we are importing them directly. His small winery is just outside the village of Panzano in the heart of Chianti Classico; however, Giampaolo's heart has always been elsewhere...specifically, in Bordeaux. Giampaolo's Giorgio Primo is a classic Bordeaux blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Starting with the 2009 vintage Giampaolo brought in the famed French consultant Stephane Derenoncourt. Consumers From Cellar Tracker
93 pts 2/11/14: This was a great wine. It just jumped out of the glass at you. Too young, but there's so much character here. Love the cinnamon flavors, lots of dark red fruit. Would hold if it was in my cellar, but could see maybe as the previous note said with a very long decant. 94 Point 10/21/2013 A stunning wine that showed dark fruit, mineral, earth and tobacco notes with great mouthfeel and intensity. A really well made wine that definitely resembled a high-quality Bordeaux. It was one of those wines where you are upset when the bottle was empty.


2009 Domaine William Fevre Chablis Montee de Tonnerre Reg $59.99 Sale $39.97 (2cs Only)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Jul/Aug 11 Very pale yellow. Dusty crushed stone, apple, lime and a whiff of menthol on the nose. Rich, broad, full and quite dry, with a hint of pineapple ripeness currently overshadowed by stone. Plenty of tension and sneaky length here. Finishes chewy, tactile and young--in need of at least three or four years of cellaring. 91(+?) points

2005 Domaine Weinbach Gewurztraminer Cuvee Laurence Reg $79.99 Sale $49.97 (1cs Only)
Good pale color. Captivating, high-pitched nose offers yellow plum, gingery spices and licorice. Dense, lush, glyceral and chewy yet almost magically light on its feet, with saline and spice elements framing and lifting the wine's fruit. Floral in the mouth and on the long, vibrant finish. This is 13.8% alcohol with 35 well-buffered grams of r.s. Should make a great partner at the dinner table: Laurence Faller recommends serving it with Thai dishes, tandoori chicken, or lobster done with a vanilla-based sauce. 92 points

2009 Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape Le Petit Mont Reg $34.99 Sale $24.97! (4 cases only)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Jan/Feb 12 Bright red. Assertive, spice-accented scents of red and dark berries, dried lavender and herbs. Juicy and sharply focused, with lively raspberry and bitter cherry flavors taking a darker turn with aeration. The energetic, precise finish repeats the raspberry note. 90 points

2006 Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee du Papet Reg $89.99 Sale $49.97! (2 cases only)
($85) Deep ruby. Alluring, highly perfumed bouquet of vivid black raspberry, blueberry and minerals, with a sexy floral overtone. Impressively precise, with sweet red and black fruit flavors braced by tangy minerality and complemented by rose, lavender and succulent herbs. The finish of this impressively balanced wine is brisk and focused, with sneaky sweetness and persistence. This is Apollo to the 2007's Dionysus. 93 points

2009 Cliff Lede Vineyards "Poetry" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reg $199.99 Sale $139.97 (7btls only)
94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Cliff Lede's 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Poetry is showing beautifully today. It, too, is rather statuesque and towering. Layers of dark red fruit, flowers, crushed rocks and cloves inform this powerful wine. The 2009 has plenty of sweetness and depth, but it needs a few years for the tannins to soften. Regardless, it is striking. Hints of mocha, licorice and incense add complexity on the finish. The 2009 is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029. (12/ 2012)

2007 Corliss Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley Reg $84.99 Sale $69.97 (8btls only)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Oct 11 (blended with 15% merlot): Deep ruby-red. Explosive nose offers boysenberry, redcurrant, cherry, tobacco, graphite and sandalwood. Wonderfully silky and concentrated, with outstanding lift to its almost painfully intense berry, spice, earth and mineral flavors. The pliant middle yields to a gripping, mineral-driven, very long finish. A beauty, but the 2008 may well surpass it in the long run. 95 points
(blended with 7% petit verdot, 5% malbec and 3% merlot) Full red-ruby. Plum, tobacco and loam on the shy nose. Wonderfully rich and suave in the mouth, with ineffable floral lift to the deep, sweet flavors of cherry, plum and minerals. Outstanding cabernet in the making-by any standard. Most impressive today on the explosively long back end, where the wine's huge structure is currently hidden by sheer material. Incidentally, this is the first vintage to include some estate fruit (from Red Mountain). It will be a treat to taste this wine alongside a half dozen of Washington's other cabernet superstars a decade hence. 94-97 points


2009 Chablis - Vaudesir: Reg $79.99 Sale $59.97 (1cs Only)
A ripe yet elegant and admirably pure nose of green fruit, Granny Smith apple and tidal pool aromas marries into big and rich yet beautifully detailed flavors that brim with dry extract on the powerful and almost painfully intense and youthfully austere finish that goes on and on. Impressive. (92-94)/2016+

2009 Verget Chablis Fourchaume Vieilles Vignes de Vaulorent Reg $49.99 Sale $39.97 (1cs Only)
(fermented in oak barrels, then moved into concrete vat after three months for its malolactic fermentation and elevage; this was bottled after the 2010 harvest following 10 months on its lees): Medium yellow. Very ripe but fresh aromas of peach, apricot, marmalade and spicy oak. A sexy fruit bomb on the palate, with good precision to its ripe apricot flavor. Finishes ripe, juicy and long, with very well integrated acidity. In contrast to the regular Fourchaume, this is from south-facing vines. The crop level was just 25 hectoliters per hectare in 2009, as these 80-year-old vines produce small berries with very little juice, said enologist Desplans. 92 points

one sip today & we tripled our order!!
arrives tomorrow 5/8/14! wow: super value!

We just love the 2010 vintage in Napa/Sonoma, just an awesome vintage where making overripe wine was nearly impossible! I guess it should come as no surprise we would like one of our favorites year in and year out! but when we tasted it today, we had absolutely no idea that it would "absolutely incredible"! the nose is beguiling and it follows through all the way to the incredibly balanced and refined finish! drink it now or 10 years from now, don't know how it could get any better, but if it does you've got a real winner!

Alexander Valley Vineyards Cyrus Estate Red
Reg $60.00 btl Sale $44.97 $249.99/6pk (20 only!)
Also available (June arrival) Etched Magnums $99.97(limited!)
51% Cabernet Sauvignon,26% Merlot , 18% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec


In the glass there is terrific color with expressive aromas of cassis, berry, plum, toasty oak and vanilla. This is a rich, complex wine with flavors of dark fruits, spice, oak, vanilla and cocoa powder. Enjoyable upon release, this wine will reward those with the patience to age it.
History, tradition, excellence - these three simple words define the vision of the Wetzel Family and our wines at Alexander Valley Vineyards.
Our six hundred acre property was the homestead of valley namesake Cyrus Alexander. When he rode into our valley in 1840 he called it the "brightest and best spot in the world". He chose this spot to build his home and raise his family, and many years later we would do the same.
From the beginning our wines have showcased the historic place we call home. Our property is bordered by the Russian River and the Mayacamas Mountains where the warm days and cool nights along with gravelly loam soils provide the perfect conditions to grow world class Bordeaux varietals.
CYRUS is a celebration of our estate grown grapes, focused winemaking and the Alexander Valley. This wine is our tribute to the man, the region and the very best of the vintage.
Overall 2010 was a cool growing season with fewer heat spikes than prior vintages, diligent vineyard management was the key to great fruit development.<> Winemaker Kevin Hall selected 8 exceptional barrel aged lots for the final blend. The blended wine was barrel aged in French Oak for an additional 12 months allowing the components to meld into a seamless blend. CYRUS 2010 was bottle aged for 8 months for additional complexity prior to release.
There is great structure along with concentrated fruit in the 2010 CYRUS. In the glass there is terrific color with expressive aromas of cassis, berry, plum, toasty oak and vanilla. This is a rich, complex wine with flavors of dark fruits, spice, oak, vanilla and cocoa powder. Enjoyable upon release, this wine will reward those with the patience to age it.


Two More Great Values From Alexander Valley Vineyards!!
2012 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet
Reg $24.99 Sale $15.97
New release! 2012 is a screaming vintage!

2012 Alexander Valley Vineyards Chardonnay
Reg $19.99 Sale $13.97

 


Great Bordeaux Values are becoming a much more difficult to find.
2011,12,13 have not been kind, nor has the exchange rate!
We have less than 10 cases left of each of these (and the star Reignac pretty close to 20).

Highly recommend if you haven't stocked up already,
this is probably the last chance on these great 2009's that just keep getting better & better!


2009 bordeaux is the real deal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 days only $199.99 cs12
4 incredible values from the greatest vintage robert parker can ever recall in his 30+ years of tasting!
if you haven't loaded your cellar/basement, your missing the boat! with these, we've added a new player turning our triple play into a grand slam sale! mix & match from these 4 "all stars" $199.99/12


An unbelievable 2009 bordeaux value find from stephane derenoncourt!
2009 Maison Blanche, Medoc
Grand Slam Sale!! Reg $24.99 Sale $19.99 $199.99/cs 12($16.67)
91 points Wine Spectator : Vibrant, with nicely packed raspberry, fig and blackberry fruit carried by mouthwatering acidity and well-embedded structure. Lots of anise, spice and tar frames the finish. Stephane Derenoncourt consulting here. Best from 2012 through 2019. (3/ 2012)
The blend for the 2009 Chateau Maison Blanche is 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Franc is usually not included in this wine but was in 2009 because it came in so perfectly.This wine is stunningly delicious... blackberries and toasty oak abound. Will cellar well for five-plus years. Fresh and vibrant The Medoc region is on the left side of Bordeaux's Gironde estuary, and that means this wine is made primarily with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Everything's very much in order: a hint of herbal leafiness, black berry, tea, flavour, texture and finish all bouncing around happily. Cellar-worthy, or knock it back tonight with beef.
The Chateau Maison Blanche name and architectural profile were renowned 19th century beacons. Old editions of the Feret Guide (the "Bordeaux wine bible") place the estate among the most famous of the 19th-century Crus Bourgeois. In 1998, Patrick Bouey bought Chateau Maison Blanche at the same time as Chateau Lestruelle. He appreciated the incredible potential of this northern Medoc terroir and invested heavily in modernizing the vineyards. Pruning, trellising and other cultivation methods are assessed and revised with strict adherence to soil balance principles. A new thermoregulated fermenting room is also being introduced.
Stephane Derenoncourt has been dubbed the "world's hottest winemaker"by Wine Spectator magazine. The firm he founded, Vignerons Consultants, works with more than 90 wineries around the world, including in the USA Boxwood Winery in Virginia and Rubicon Estate in California. More than 100 wineries a year contact the firm to try to hire him and his team. He incorporates both organic and biodynamic viticulture into his techniques. His approach, at the core, is based on the fundamental concept that a wine gets its richness and personality from the micro-terroir it comes from 2009 Chateau Maison Blanche – Blackberry, earth and cassis fragrances couple with round textures to produce an easy to drink early wine that represents a good value wine from the Medoc in 2009
2009 Chateau Maison Blanche showing nice luscious fruit, supple tannins, good acidity and good overall balance, it became soft and round.


2009 Chateau de Reignac "Bordeaux Superior"
Reg $30 Sale $19.99/Grand Slam Sale!! M& M $199.99 cs 12
"Gold Medal": Concours Agricole Paris
"Silver Medal": Concours de Bordeaux Vins d'Acquitane
Chateau de Reignac sits atop the highest point in the parish of Saint Loubes, overlooking a 135-hectare clay and gravel rise that includes a single 80-hectare block of vines.
The original chateau was built by Seigneur Baude de Peyron in the 16th century. It was remodeled in the 18th and 19th centuries. In the late 1800s, a central courtyard was added that features his signature wrought iron railings and in 1868, a remarkable greenhouse was designed by Gustave Eiffel.
The present owners, Yves and Stephanie Vatelot, purchased Reignac in 1990 and have worked continuously ever since to restore the estate to its former glory while introducing numerous innovations. The world-renowned Michel Rolland is their consulting oenologist.
Soil : Clay-gravel rises. Appellation : Bordeaux Superieur. Grape varieties : 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon et 5% Cabernet franc Density : 6,000 vines per hectare.
Viticulture: Bud pruning, hand picking into small baskets and sorting both befor and after destermming.
Vinification: Cold maceration prior to fermentation. Traditional alcoholic fermentation white wine run off while still warm.
Ageing: 100 % in French oak barrels for 12 months.
"Reignac is the standard bearer for what can be achieved by a passionate proprietor who cuts yields to a minimum, and does everything right in the cellar. Reignac is the leading candidate for the finest generic Bordeaux produced year in and year out. It can compete favorably with classified growths..."- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate


2009 Ch Blaignan Medoc Cru Bourgeois
Reg $27 Sale $19.99/Grand Slam Sale M& M $199.99 cs 12
88/100 - Robert Parker: This vineyard just outside Pauillac has produced a seductive, sexy wine with an elegant combination of black cherry and black currant fruit. Some dusty, loamy soil notes also make an appearance as well as some high-quality unsmoked cigar tobacco. Drink it over the next 5-6 years. (A member of the Association of Crus Bourgeois du Medoc.) tout
15/20 - 3 Stars «Recommended» wine – Decanter: A pretty perfume aroma of mixed red and black fruit, spice and savoury notes. Light, fresh and well textured with sweet and sour plum flavours. Very tight. Wine Spectator Chocolate and herbal notes frame cherry and plum flavors in this plump red, which has just enough tannins for grip, with fresh acidity on the anise-scented finish. Drink now through 2017. 31,665 cases made. Score: 87. -Thomas Matthews, March 31, 2012.
Our vineyards of vineyards in northern Medoc. The clay-limestone soil rests on a limestone subsoil, which dates back to the sedimentation Quaternary. The high production potential of the field based on two limestone hills that offer a variety of situations and exposure of slopes. Vineyards, with an average age of 25 years, are composed of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, for an average yield of 45 hectoliters per hectare.
Certificate holder "Farming" Chateau Blaignan chose to adopt farming practices that respect the environment. The optimization plan of the entire vineyard initiated the redemption of the Castle is now carried out by Anne Le Naour, Technical Director of the group's areas and Jean-Jacques Lapeyre, Chief Operating Officer, assisted by advice the oenologist Denis Dubourdieu Chateau Blaignan is the oldest winemaking estate in the Medoc region of Bordeaux (over 600 years old). Contrary to popular opinion, there were some winegrowing estates in the northern Medoc before the 18th century. This came to light during a court case that started in 1727. Documents dating back to the 15th century revealed that vineyards were already planted in Blaignan at that time. Today, Credit Agricole Grands Crus, the new owner, is deeply committed to the renaissance of Blaignan and has invested over 3 million euros in the cellars and vineyards in 2010. Their star winemaking team, headed by world famous winemaker, Professor Denis Dubourdieu, is making the best of an outstanding terroir, next to the famous Chateau Potensac. Final blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot. 87 hectare vineyards are planted on the highest part of the village of Blaignan, the average age of the vines is 25 years. Nice ruby dark color with violet reflections. Fresh, very soft, and sweet ripe nose of black currant followed by spicy notes of white pepper, fresh tobacco and cedar wood. This medium to full-bodied wine shows elegant tannins. It is already very approachable and will improve with a few years of ageing. Matches perfectly with red and white meat, pasta, hamburger and barbecue.


2009 Chateau Grand Bourdieu Graves
Reg $30 Sale $19.99/Grand Slam Sale! M& M $199.99 cs 12
Grand Bourdieu is one of the Chateaux of Dominique Haverlan. It is located in the Graves, so few tens of kilometers below the city of Bordeaux. Haverlan owns more Chateaux in this region. He is fine, clean wines that are clearly influenced by the terroir. The wines are modern in style: the grapes are picked ripe, so the wines are relatively young though very drinkable. However, they are not blockbusters, despite the maturity, the terroir well back to taste the wines and finesse.
Originally from Flanders, the Haverlan family has been in the Graves region since the 1930's. Dominique Haverlan was born in 1959. He is married with three children. In 1978, he obtained his Enology and Viticulture technician diploma. He began his career first by tenant farming (more particularly at Chateau Grand Bourdieu, where he organized re-planting of the entire vineyard), before purchasing the ruins of Le Vieux Chateau Gaubert and its vines in 1988.
Chain saw in hand, he moved into his new home, where Nature had got the upper hand, and began planting on land that hadn't hosted vines since 1945. In just a few years, the estate came alive again, thanks to his hard work : the vineyard was re-planted and the technical buildings entirely renovated. Since 1996, two stone masons have been employed full-time to restore the estate's buildings. The whole project has been auto-financed. The surrounding walls have been completely rebuilt and reinforced. These will circle the park and a rotunda should soon be finished.
The new vat room houses 16 stainless steel 200 hectolitre vats and 8 underground vats containing 170 hectolitres. The barrel cellar has been entirely re-thought and designed by Dominique. He has also built a reception hall measuring 150 square metres between the cellar and the vat room, which can welcome around 120 people. A boutique is planned. Furthermore, in 2004, Dominique took over the tenancy of a vineyard in Pessac-Leognan, Chateau Pontet Caillou, who's closest neighbour is Domaine de Chevalier. In 2010, he also took over Chateau Haut Pommarede, another abandoned vineyard in need of renovation.
two incredible value bordeaux from the much heralded 2010 vintage! Not Much Left!!!
* last june I tasted approximately 25 petite chateau from the 2010 & 2011 vintage of those wines I selected "2" that in my humble opinion far exceeded the rest in quality and value!! both ended up to be prestigous "gold medal" winning wines!
*after ordering we got very nervous about receiving the lamothe after reading jancis robinson's rave reviews, but low and behold, even though we ordered a lot more, we have received 40 cases of this highly praised value!


2010 Chateau Lamothe-Vincent Heritage Reg $17.99 Sale $14.97
88 points Wine Enthusiast Notes of sweet wood and ripe stone fruits blend together in this solid, smoky and bacon-flavored wine. It is soft, firm and generous, with a full texture
The classic Bordeaux blend, of course, is Cabernet/Merlot, and here we have a classic indeed. Gold Medal winner in Paris 2010, this "Heritage" cuvee has been aged in French oak barrels for 12 months and is quite simply as typical a claret as you could wish for at a very affordable price.
75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon with ageing on lees in French and American oak barrels for 12 months produces a stunning red!
A complex bouquet of plum, black cherry, vanilla and cedar nuances. Rich and elegant, earthy black fruits wrapped in well integrated tannins with mineral and vanilla notes. Long velvety finish
Since 1920, Chateau Lamothe-Vincent has consistently produced distinctive, award-winning wines, and both the 2009 and 2010 vintages were no exception. His Bordeaux Superieur Heritage is made from 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and with a low yield of 45 hectolitres /hectare, total production is only 53,000 bottles. The intense smoothness of the wine is achieved by micro-oxygenation, aided by aging on its lees in French and American oak barrels (33% new) for 12 months. The wine is deep cherry red with ruby tints and a complex bouquet of plum, black cherry, crushed strawberry, vanilla and cedar notes. Rich and elegant, with well-integrated tannins and a long finish it's an ideal match for red meats, lamb, turkey and roast duck. Drinking beautifully now, it will continue to do so until 2016.
"This is where the real value in Bordeaux lies, in the little, best-tended corners of the least glamorous areas run with dedication and enough cash to make the right decisions. The Vincent family first bought vineyards in the Entre Deux Mers (the prettiest bit of Bordeaux but entitled only to the Bordeaux appellation for its reds) in 1873. Another parcel was added in 1920 and today the estate in Montignac is run with panache by the brothers Christophe and Fabien, both formally qualified in the academic side of wine production. This generation, as is now so common, has travelled widely outside Europe and has steadily been upgrading the vineyard since the early 1990s. As you can see here, all the latest tricks are used to maximise exposure of the right number of bunches and they tick the minimal inputs boxes. A sprauncy new winery was built in 2000. The result is that even their most basic red, this wine labeled Merlot in big letters and Cabernet Sauvignon in small to denote the 20% stiffening Cabernet in the blend, is a consistent gold-medal winner. The 2010 won a gold at the all-important Paris show and is a notably deep crimson. I tasted it just after returning from Southwold to look at all the top and middle 2008s (on which I will be reporting next week). What a joy it was to experience a fully ripe wine! This wine is admittedly fruitarama - not New World but much sweeter than most red bordeaux - and yet it is recognisably Bordeaux with all the appetising qualities that involves. Very clean, bright fruit with just a hint of carbon dioxide, it is all of 14.5% alcohol and I would happily drink it any time over the next three years. I thought it excellent value at £8.49 from the very worthwhile Real Wine Company in the UK, but it is widely distributed at much lower prices in European countries with much lower wine duties. What a steal this wine is in France! So much cheaper than the equivalent quality would be outside Europe. Sad, though, as it must be quite difficult to make much of a business out of selling at such a low price a wine into which so much effort goes. Their white wines are very solid, too." Jancis Robinson
*another gold medal winning offering that totally defies this price point! gobs of exotic ripe fruit and a nice kick of acidity leaves nothing but a clean exotic finish! screaming value! 50 cases only!


2010 Chateau Moulin Blanc "Cuvee Prestige" Reg $14.99 Sale $9.97
A beautiful Bordeaux wine, showing the power of this amazing vintage. Here's finesse and elegance, packed with soft fruit from perfectly ripened grapes. This red wine is beautifully colored in the glass with an expressive bouquet. Here's fragrance notes of black currant, red cherry and a hint of leather. The taste is medium bodied with a very pure fruit style. Again experienced notes of red berries with good maturity. This wine is composed of equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Chateau Lamothe-Vincent 2012 Intense Blanc
25 cases Reg $15.99 Sale $12.97 Pre-Sell $149.99 cs 12
92 POINTS WINE ENTHUSIAST 2/01/2014 Big, ripe and fruity, this is a concentrated, juicy wine. It highlights richness, intense green plum and tangy orange flavors, as well as a feeling of opulence. Concentrated and dense in texture, it needs a year to age 2012 produced lovely fresh, racy whites in Bordeaux. Fabien selected the best grapes to make this special 100% Sauvignon Blanc cuvee. The carefully controlled cold fermentation results in wonderful leafy, gooseberry aromas. It is full of concentrated passion fruit and gooseberry flavours on the palate with a lovely mineral finish displaying mouth-watering zingy acidity. Great as an aperitif or with fish dishes.
Bordelais sauvignon blanc is often overlooked but it's a style that can be both refreshing and work very well with food. This one's made entirely from sauvignon blanc (no semillon, and no oak) and it gleams with purpose and pungency. It's been left for six months on the lees, which gives a more rounded texture. Polished and vivid.


Chateau Lamothe-Vincent 2012 Intense Bordeaux Rouge
25 cases Reg $17.99 Sale $14.97 Pre-Sell $169.99 cs 12
It is now made from 100% Merlot, of which 1/3 undergoes the malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels. It has a subtle but expensive oaky nose dominated by intense fruit aromas of cassis and strawberry, while on the palate is very concentrated with wonderful silky mouthfeel and flavours of blackcurrant and plum, and a hint of toasty oak with ripe tannins at the finish and good length. It is lovely now but will age well over the next five years. Once again a Gold medal winner at Paris!

2013 Chateau Lamothe Vincent Bordeaux Rose
10 cases Reg $13.99 Sale 10.97 Pre-Sell $119.99 cs 12
50% Cab Franc 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
is a fabulous dry, deep, dark pomegranate pink and is packed with flavours of ripe red currant, red gooseberries, raspberry, cranberry, crushed strawberry and citrus. It is silky smooth, well rounded, deep and has a lovely long finish. This is a Bordeaux Rose and it is bursting with the flavours of redcurrants and cranberries – making it superb with turkey. It's produced by the Vincent family who have been making wine since 1873 and have consistently produced distinctive, award winning wines. The very name of the family has produced a few comments. The name of the patron saint of vine growers and wine makers is Saint Vincent


2010 Lamothe Vincent Le Grand Rossignol
Reg $39.99 Sale $34.99 $399.99 cs 12
10 cases First Vintage Release!
A little alien within Bordeaux Superieur appellation, crafted from 7 acres of superb terroir. Everything is concentrated: The black color, the nose with candied black fruit notes and violet, the warm and full-bodied mouth, hopefully well-balanced by freshness that makes this wine really enjoyable.
Although the estate is not based in the Medoc or any other prestigious area, they export 80% of their wines. This vast Entre-Deux-Mers estate (100 ha) is definitely a safe bet in the guide, with 4 "coups de coeur" in the recent years. The assets: A modern winery and complementary skills of the 2 owners. Le Grand Rossignol unveils an outstanding terroir of swelling clay planted with Merlot. It could have been another "coup de coeur" both for its qualities and its potential. Displaying a very deep colour with purple tints, it delivers intense fruit of blackberry and blackcherry married with subtle notes of cacao and toast, inherited from 16 months in french barrels. Frank, powerful, ample and full-bodied, with big though coated tannins, this wine deserves a long ageing. Cellar to 2017-2020
2010 Cabernet Cade Offer: 2013 Sauvignon Blanc
Perched high atop Howell Mountain, PlumpJack's sister winery CADE has been a critical success since the day they opened their doors in 2005. Hailed as one of the "greenest" wineries ever built, it has also views that kill; making people that visit the winery lose all sense of reason and start figuring out how to move to Napa Valley. Amidst the potential vertigo of making wine in the misty mountains at 1800 feet, this team is given access to the sorts of spare-no-expense vineyards and cellar tools that make "great stuff" possible, and they constantly put out a dizzying array of spectacular wines that always make the grade. A leader in both cutting-edge design and exceptional winemaking, we invite you to grab your pack and join us for their continual ascent.

2010 Cade Howell Mountain Cabernet Reg $90 Sale $69.97 $799.99/12
Napa Valley ($99.95). The Stars Align as this is recommended by both John and Sara. JS – The Cade Cabernet Sauvignon is a highly attractive, elegant but structured wine from the volcanic terroir of Howell Mountain, which should continue to evolve and improve over the next decade. The cooler-than-normal 2010 growing season resulted in a floral and nuanced expression, with ripe but fresh black berry flavours and well-chiseled tannins. SD – What exactly is so special about Howell Mountain? Using the catch phrase "above the fog", the Mountain is gifted with long growing days of sustained temperatures due to its high elevation. It has very good drainage from rocky soils that tend to be of the nutrient deficient type, composed of volcanic ash or red clay. From this exquisite deprivation are produced these highly revered wines that are both challenging and age worthy. This cooler vintage for Cade has produced a delightfully revealing and feminine wine. Cade, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20
Individual judges' scores: Stephen Brook 16.5 Pierre Mansour 17.5 Angela Mount 17.75
Savoury, meaty, focused nose of dark fruit and bitter chocolate. Rich and concentrated palate but not too dense, with grippy tannins and a big bold finish. A good future – one to look out for. Drink 2014–2030
91 Points The Wine Advocate Cade's 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain boasts excellent depth and richness, both supported by firm mountain tannin. This attractive Cabernet is a good introduction to Cade. The only thing it lacks is a little more mid-palate juiciness, the issue with so many 2010s from Howell Mountain. Today, the 2010 comes across as a bit compact, but I expect the wine to always be a little on the lean side. I have to say, Cade's 2010 was much more impressive when I tasted it last year from barrel. The 2010 is 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Merlot from a variety of sources on Howell Mountain, roughly 73% estate or estate-controlled and 27% purchased fruit. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024."
Consumer Notes From Cellar Tracker:
3/27/2014 93 Points: Super deal at Greystone. Lone bottle sold at $78. Fine tannins, great fruit, good acidity, just an all around great mountain cab.
3/15/2014 92 Points: The first thing that slaps you in the face on this wine is some extremely high quality toasted french oak yielding a strong impression of fresh ground espresso. Beyond this, on the nose: dark cherries, dark plums, pencil shavings, graphite, christmas cake, and perhaps just the slightest hint of farmyard stink. Palate shows lush fruit, a quite a load of sweet ripe tannin, and relatively decent acid. Quite high quality all in all, if perhaps a tad oak driven. Not unlike a modern St. Emilion on the nose (Pavie, Monbousquet), though the palate has firmer tannic structure. 92 and quite near to 93 points even for my euro-centric palate.
1/30/2014 92 Points Four hour double-Vinturi decant to really give this a chance to shine. Cocoa and currants with a developing floral component still hiding in the background. I started out buying this to keep me from sampling their Estate too early, but it is virtuous in its own right, for sure. Wonderful, and the decant made a real difference...
1/16/2014 93 Points Similar to the 2010 Napa Valley blend, but a bit deeper, showing a bit more fight and grip. Fine tannins, crisp acid, lovely complexity of flavors: black and red currants. Notes of violets, cola, mocha, cedar, vanilla and hot campfire coals. Complex, so full yet pure and easy to drink. A simply gorgeous Howell Mountain Cab. 100% Cab aged 18 months in 80% new French oak. This deserves some cellar contemplation.
1/15/2014 91 Points Lovely Howell Mountain terroir shines beautifully, but needs a lot of air if you don't have the patience to let this sleep for a few years in the cellar.
1/2/2014 93 Points Drank this wine at Bottega restaurant in Yauntville. Really enjoyed it. Lots of fruit, mellow tannins, nicely balanced.
12/1/2013 93 Points Big fat Napa Cab. Very young and will reach potential with time in the bottle. Tight and complex. Large flavors of Howell Mt. Fruit. This wine will rock in about 2-5 years


2010 Cade Cabernet Napa Cuvee Reg $80 Sale $54.97 $639.99/12
1/16/2014 91 Points Smells so floral and fresh, with blackberries, rose petals, vanilla bean and sweet mocha. The palate is full of flavor, but so silky, fresh and downright sexy. Sweet berries, kirsch, vanilla, cedar, cola and root beer flavors abound. So pure and lively, with notes of loam and potpourri on the finish. Seems like one of the most approachable 2010 Napa Cabs I've tasted, although it'll improve for four to five years easily.

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If we made an annual list of our favorite local SB's, this succulent beauty would always make its way to the top. Vibrant aromas of pear, honeydew melon, Mandarin orange and white flowers lead into an energetic palate laced with layers of green apple, grapefruit, high-toned citrus, lemon meringue pie, steely minerality and a faint kiss of oak. Sweltering heat just met its kryptonite!

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2008 Pertimali (Livio Sassetti) Brunello di Montalcino Reg $59.99 Sale $44.97
[#24 Wine Spectator Top 100 --- 94 pts Wine Spectator]
For soulful, age-worthy reds that over-deliver in, well, practically every way, you absolutely MUST be drinking Brunello. The 2008 Pertimali, which earned a 94-point score and a spot on Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2013, should be the poster child for why these wines are so dang impressive: •The combination of power and elegance, ripe fruit and nervy energy. Match the 2008 Pertimali with hearty Italian fare for a "wow" pairing. •History! For example, the Sassetti family has owned the Pertimali estate for over a century. Their command of their Montalcino cru - known for wines of balance and finesse - shines through in each bottle.
•Let's not overlook price. Pertimali is one of Brunello's greatest bargains at its regular retail price, but for under $50, it's an absolute steal. Convinced? Those who know these wines will jump at today's great price on an in-demand collectible. If you haven't had the pleasure of a top-flight Brunello, it's a great time to join the party!

Consumer Cellar Tracker & We agree!
94 pts 2008 Pertimali (Livio Sassetti) Brunello di Montalcino

Literally dances on the palate – prunes and a tinge of raisin, driven home by a sharp acidity (that needs taming), with a truly delightful sense of age for a Brunello that is only 5 years old. It has well calibrated tannins and length that simply doesn't stop – a gorgeous hint of leathery liquorice, and a sublime yet subtle sourness accompanied by a faintly metallic turn on the end – there is a complexity that teases here, real mystery that you won't be able to get enough of. This wine has everything: minerality, stoniness, spice notes, straw, and I am convinced that it will only get better over the next 6-15 years. It is an immense value and should be collected and stored in serious quantities if at all possible. [tasted 3/2/2014]
"Aromatic, suave and silky, boasting aromas and flavors of flowers, cherry, strawberry and leather, all boosted by bright acidity and firm, well-integrated tannins. Refined and long, with a lingering finish of mineral and spice." ----- "94 Points!!
Rated 93 James Suckling "A wine with a lovely richness and roundness with ripe berries and chocolate, hints of nuts. Full body, with silky tannins and a fresh finish. Drink or hold. JS"
"If I had only one Brunello to drink, it would be Pertimali. This producer has been making spectacular wines since 1982." – Robert Parker The Wine Advocate is a dark ruby with crimson like reflections. The aroma of the wine is redolent of dark cherries, leather, cured meat and tobacco. It's reflective of the earthier side of Brunello. On the palate, the wine is medium to full bodied with a solid core of ripe black cherry fruit. Worn leather and salume are present as well. Some may find this "funky" but to me, it represents the more meaty side of Brunello. It's rustic and less "fresh" but do not read that as a negative quality. The wine is well structured and balanced and will reward cellaring for 5-8 years. This may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I really like it as a change of pace. It's rather different than many of the wines in this report. 92 points SRP ~ $55.


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2009 Domaine Vincent Girardin Corton Renardes
Reg $99.99 Sale $89.99 Sale $69.97 (2cs Only)
93 Points James Suckling!!
96 points, Tim Atkin.Vincent Girardin reduced the amout of new oak here in 2009 to allow the fruit to sing. It's got good structure, with smoky oak, aromatic plum and black cherry fruit and fine tannins. 4/2013


2010 Domaine Vinc Girardin CharmesChambertin
Reg $199.99 Sale $149.97 (3cs Only)
94 points Wine Enthusiast #82/100 in Enthusiast Top 100 2012:
Big and concentrated, this is packed with tannins and solid dark fruits. It's powerful with a dark plum flavor and an impressive density of texture. Give it at least 7–10 years. Wine Enthusiast #82/100 in Enthusiast Top 100 2012 - (11/1/2012) - 94
Very aromatic with blackberry dried baking spice, and perfume notes; voluptuous, fine tannins, great concentration yet still elegant. Super. 92-93


2010 Henri Gouges Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Clos des Porrets St Georges
750's Reg $99.99 Sale $89.99 Sale $69.97 (2cs Only)
Arguably the most famous domaine in the Nuits St. Georges appellation, Domaine Henri Gouges has been in production since 1919. Most notably, Henri Gouges fought alongside the Marquis d'Angerville in the "war against fraud" in Burgundy in the 1920's and 1930's, leading to the delineation of crus. Today, Henri's two grandsons, Christian and Pierre, own and manage the domaine, paying close attention to ecological preservation of their land for future generations of Gouges to come. Today the estate is run by Pierre and Christian Gouges and consists of just over 14.5 hectares, mostly in Nuits-Saint-Georges.
The premier cru vineyard "Clos des Porrets St-Georges" is unique within Burgundy in that it's a monopole vineyard, owned entirely by one domaine that gets to keep all the grapes for their bottling. Dense and with plenty of muscle yet at the same time bursting with juicy, sumptuous fruit flavours of plum, sloe, bullace and forest berry. This is structured, yet fleshy and sweet, with a complex, earthy, almost gravelly quality, set in a gripping but refined tannic structure. A 3.7-hectare monopole of Domaine Gouges; always one of the more classic muscular style Nuits of the region.
93 points, John Gilman, View From The Cellar, December 2011: The 2010 Clos des Porrets is a stunning wine in the making, soaring from the glass in a complex and sappy blend of red and black cherries, stony minerality, espresso, gamebirds, woodsmoke and a lovely topnote of violets. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and sappy at the core, with brilliant soil inflection, firm, well-integrated tannins, excellent focus and balance and tangy acids perking up the very long, pure and properly reserved finish. A great vintage of Clos des Porrets. 2022-2065. 93+.90 -92 points, Burghound, January 2012: Reduction dominates the nose. By contrast to the funky nose, there is a lovely inner mouth perfume to the precise, intense and vibrant middle weight plus flavors that possess good volume. There is admirable persistence on the quite firm finish that is at once pure and actually rather refined, which is not always the case with this wine. Worth a look
91 -93 points, Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2012: Good full red. Redcurrant, raspberry, crushed stone and smoky minerality on the rather serious nose. At once silky and tangy in the mouth, with raspberry and stone flavors dominating. A step up in breadth and dimension from the foregoing wines, offering lovely inner-mouth perfume. Very representative of the south side of the village: "never with explosive fruit early," notes Gouges. Has the firm tannin/acid structure to age. This large Clos comprises 3.8 hectares of vines.


2010 Henri Gouges Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Les Pruliers
Reg $109.99 Sale $89.99 Sale $69.97 (2cs Only)
93 points John Gilman, View From The Cellar, December 2011 While Pruliers is one of the great terroirs of Nuits St. Georges, it is often not one of my favorites, as it can be a bit sauvage out of the blocks. Enter, the elegance of the 2010 vintage, which can transform the more sulky young wines of most vintages into charming wines of breed and pedigree! The 2010 Gouges Pruliers is indeed a stunning wine in the making, offering up a very complex, transparent and suave nose of cassis, black cherries, a touch of blood orange, bitter chocolate, gamebirds, superb minerality and a touch of woodsmoke in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very pure on the attack, great length and grip on the ripely tannic and tangy finish. Another dynamite wine in the making. 2020-2065. 93+.
91 -93 points, Burghound, January 2012: Mild reduction again renders the nose difficult to read but here it seems certain that the underlying fruit is quite ripe. This sense of elevated ripeness extends as well to the rich, supple and solidly well-concentrated flavors that possess excellent depth before culminating in a spicy, tension-filled and wonderfully long finish. A classic Pruliers that offers a very pretty mix of power and finesse. - Comments: Outstanding
90 -93 points, Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2012 Good bright, deep red. Aromas of boysenberry, licorice and spicy oak, plus an element of animal reduction. In a sweeter, fruity style but at the same time a bit more aggressive and less pliant than the Porrets St.-Georges. Big, ripe, dusty tannins give the savory, spicy, long finish an impression of power. Boasts excellent carry-through on the back.
90 -92 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012: The 2010 Nuits St. Georges Les Pruliers boasts good fleshiness and juiciness. This is an up-front, decidedly overt style loaded with blue and black fruit. Firm tannins add support, while expressive floral notes give the finish an attractive lift. Here, too, the wine is surprisingly approachable. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. -Antonio Galloni


The best fine wine values in the business! 2011 Vintage Ports are here!!
2011 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port
$89.97 $549.99/6pk (2 only left!) 97 pts WS
94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: The 2011 Quinta do Noval has wonderful precision on the nose with blackberry, cassis, intriguing flinty notes and a whiff of smoke. It might not possess the power of the Naçional but it has freshness to spare. That comes through on the beautifully composed palate, which is underpinned by fine tannins that lend it a silky smooth mouthfeel. There is real intensity here, but it is very controlled with superb minerality on the finish. Excellent. Tasted May 2013. (5/ 2013)
96 points Wine Enthusiast: A powerful, concentrated wine, full of dark tannins, ripe fruit and rich texture. This is a wine based on a solid structure-very firm in character while still allowing the gorgeous fruits to express themselves. It's obviously destined for long-term aging. (9/ 2013)
93 points James Suckling: Blueberry and wet earth aromas. Full body, medium sweet and a long finish. Balanced and refined. 2,000 cases produced of this foot-trodden wine. Try in 2022. (5/ 2013)
One Consumer note from Cellar Tracker
9/25/2013 94 Points Loved it. Closed off and muted but thats because it's a 2010 Dunn. Great wines with a great nose. Beautiful case.


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SALE $12.97 MIX & MATCH 12/$149.99 (12.50) Limited hurry!!!!!!!
2012 Chateau Pesquie Terrasses Ventoux Reg $15.99 Sale $12.97
2008 Fattoria di Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Reg $29.99 Sale $12.97 ($149.99cs)
2009 Henry Fessy Morgon Reg $19.99 Sale $12.97 ($149.99cs)
2012 Domaine Lafage Cuvee Centenaire Reg $15.99 Sale $12.97 ($149.99cs)
2010 Domaine Lafage Cuvee Nicolas (Cote Grenache) Reg $15.99 Sale $12.97


Buy this thrill ride of a Cotes du Ventoux by the case! "Wine Advocate"
2012 Chateau Pesquie Terrasses Ventoux
Reg $14.99 Sale $12.97
Special Case Price $149.99 (12=$12.50btl)
*92 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate! Tremendous Value Rhone Blend : In the same mold and an awesome value year in and year out, the 2012 Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee des Terrasses is a blend of 70% Grenache (60-year-old vines) and 30% Syrah (30+-year-old vines) that was aged two-thirds in concrete (and some in stainless steel) and one-third in older oak. Made from a blend of different terroirs on the estate (and basically declassified Quintessence) and coming from hillside vineyards lying between 840-930 feet in elevation, it offers up a gorgeously pure, supple and seamless profile with kirsch and berry-styled fruit, licorice and spring flower-like qualities all emerging from the glass. Elegant, forward and delicious, it gains in stature in the glass, is ridiculously textured from such an inexpensive wine, and has sweet tannin emerging on the finish. Buy this thrill ride of a Cotes du Ventoux by the case and enjoy bottles over the coming 3-5 years.

Everyone knows that Felsina is a giant in Chianti Classico.
The vineyard, the estate, and the wines are impeccable.

2008 Fattoria di Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico
Reg $29.99 Sale $12.97 ($149.99cs)
Tony Aspler 4 stars Excellent: A classic Chianti in both senses. Deep ruby colour, cedar and cherry nose with a spicy liquorice note, well-extracted fruit, dry and stylish with soft tannins and a fine, lingering finish. Approx 5400 vines per ha, Cordon spur VSP and some Guyot simple with 5-8 buds per vine, Barrel aged for 12 months. Deep ruby, paling at the rim, wild strawberry and earthy nose and not much trace of oak on the nose. Strawberry, raspberry and fresh ripe fruit, Good medium acidity with alcohol 13%. Spicy notes and smooth tannin, Well balanced with long length very good.
"A fruity red, offering berry and cherry character on a medium body, with a delicate finish. A little lighter than in past vintages. Drink now. 20,000 cases made." 88 Points Wine Spectator
Consumer Notes from Cellar Tracker
90 pts 5/28/13 Nose was all earth, balsamic vinegar, and some black fruits. A heavier bodied chianti that had the earth, leather, light vanilla, black fruits (plum, fig, cassis), some light bitterness and good acidity. Tannins were integrated. Nice long black fruit finish. This is "my style" of chianti.
90 points 3/31/13 This wine has full character of Chianti. Powder on the nose with full fruit. Full broad texture with hints of pepper and powder. Well done 88 points 3/13/2013 More earthy than typical chianti. Missing some of the bold fruit. More tar and licorice than expected
88 points 3/13/2013 raspberry and herbs, soft tannin and clean finnish


2009 cru beaujolais stunningly rich: great value!
2009 Henry Fessy Morgon
Reg $19.99 Sale $12.97 ($149.99cs)
AC Morgon – 50 year old vines "A really ripe wine, rich and with a generous feel to it. The sweet cherry fruit is powered with plum juice, dense tannins and structure. A wine for aging. Cellar Selection." 91 Points Wine Enthusiast
Deep cherry colour. Spicy red fruit compote nose. The palate was quite acidic and so very fresh and clean and lively with ripe red fruit – raspberry, strawberry, cherry and even some cassis – and some floral notes. Clean raspberry fruit really dominates the supple finish. Lovely, harmonious wine – 89/100 points.


Robert Parker "reminds me of the great Blanc's of Hermitage"
2012 Domaine Lafage Cuvee Centenaire
Reg $15.99 Sale $12.97 ($149.99cs) 92pts WA
The 2011 vintage of Cuvee Centenaire was a huge hit. This 2012 is probably even more complex, offering a nervier structure than the more sappy 2011.
"The same blend and e´levage as the '11, the 2012 Domaine Lafage Co^tes du Roussillon Cuve´e Centenaire is just as good. Dried pineapple, toast, mineral, and honeysuckle all emerge from the glass and as with the '11, it has thrilling purity, balance, and freshness on the palate, as well as medium to full- bodied richness and depth. This knockout effort will drink nicely for 3-5 years." - 92 Points, Rhone Report (Wine Advoocate)
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Robert Parker "100 % grenache 92 points"
2010 Domaine Lafage Cuvee Nicolas
Reg $15.99 Sale $12.97 ($149.99cs) 92pts WA
A Grenache Dry Red Table wine from Roussillon, France Review by Robert Parker Wine Advocate # 201 (Jun 2012) Rating: 92 Drink 2012 – 2015
Proprietor and winemaker Jean-Marc Lafage has fashioned a knock-out red wine that sells for a ridiculously low price. Made from 100% Grenache aged six months on its lees in older barrels, the 2010 Cuvee Nicolas Vieilles Vignes reveals serious glycerin along with a sexy, open-knit, fruit-forward style with oodles of raspberry, black currant, cherry and kirsch liqueur characteristics. Medium-bodied, round, supple, heady and succulent, this is a big, lusty red for true hedonists. It is one of the finest 100% Grenache cuvees currently on the market at this price point and quality level. Enjoy it over the next 2-3 years. Trust me. I have not lost my mind or my palate even though I have given a $15 wine (which often can be found for even less) a 92 point score!


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incredible value pinot grigio from the hillside slopes of valdadigue (same as santa margarita!) buy!
2012 Barone fini valdidigue pinot grigio
REG $12.99 Sale $6.97 (25 only)
Soft and round with ripe juicy flavors, Barone Fini Pinot Grigio is a refreshing and expressive wine. The family wine making history goes back six centuries and today is done in the most modern style. All of their wines are entirely grown and produced in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of Northern Italy and their hillside Pinot Grigio vineyards average 25 to 30 years of age. Following all the strict guidelines of the Italian DOC, grapes are all hand picked and sorted manually before fermentation. Crushing and fermentation take place in a state-of-the-art winery
under careful temperature controlled conditions. This is quality DOC Pinot Grigio at the the price of IGT. Great value.


great buy on spring summer red! great light bodied red for burgers etc. springs right around the corner! buy!
2011 george dubouef beaujolais village
REG $12.99 Sale $6.97 (25 only)
Aromas of lots of sweet berry fruit (blueberry, raspberry and blackberry). So much so, in fact, that the bouquet reminded me a bit of Sweet Tarts candy. Tasting the wine revealed more juicy sweet berry fruit (mostly strawberry this time) plus a good dose of banana. The tannins are very soft contributing to a nice smooth, silky texture on this light-bodied wine. This wine is very easy to drink and it gets even easier as you go. It ends dry with a medium-short finish. A great pairing for a burger or other everyday food. A really nice, fun, everyday wine!

2010 Lillian Winery Syrah: Terribly limited!
As Clos to "Sine Qua Non" as we'll probably ever get!!
After eight years of training in the cellar at Sine Qua Non, Maggie made the first vintage of Lillian in 2004. Elaine and Manfred's own vineyard was beginning to produce fruit and the opportunity presented itself for Maggie to make wine from a small portion of the sandy hillside they had been working with at White Hawk. She bottled 150 cases in the inaugural vintage.
White Hawk is a 60-acre vineyard in Los Alamos, CA in the central coast's Santa Ynez Valley. The ten acres at the top is a sand dune, literally pure sand, and Maggie farms just under seven acres of vines on that hill. It is a warmer site, but because of its elevation, retains precision and finesse. This is the darkest and most deeply fruited of the three sites. Complexity comes as floral and iodine (ocean) related perfumes rather than a more typical bacon fat, and pepper oriented profile. This fruit represents 37% of the 2010 Syrah.
Each year Stolpman allows Maggie to select one-acre of their very best fruit. The site is Ballard Canyon. It's not very far from White Hawk and the sites are not dissimilar, but the calcareous soils at Stolpman mean the fruit profile is slightly brighter and more tannic. The fruit from this vineyard represents 27% of the blend in 2010.
On the receiving end of the east-west transverse mountain range, Bien Nacido Vineyards is a maritime-influenced desert. The morning fog cover and the cool afternoon breezes from the Pacific Ocean make this a much cooler and later-ripening site than the others and it is evident in the wines. This is more Northern Rhone-esque in its flavors; it's all about bacon fat, smoke, olives, lavender and crazy salt-inflected oceanic aromas. This is always the lowest in sugars, highest in acidity and tannin and most vin-de-garde. Bien Nacido fruit makes up 36% of the 2010 Syrah.
2010 Lillian winery Syrah, Central Coast
Reg $85 Sale $69.97
94 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 13 (made from fruit grown in the White Hawk, Stolpman and Bien Nacido vineyards): Inky purple. Assertive aromas of black and blue fruits, spicecake, olive and smoky minerals. Picks up a sexy floral nuance with air, which carries onto the palate, joining vibrant boysenberry and blackcurrant flavors. The spicy quality comes back strong on the finish, which clings with superb focus and persistence. I get no trace of heat here despite the fact that the wine is carrying 15.3% alcohol, but I've come to expect that from Maggie Harrison's wines. Speaking of which, I had the chance to revisit the outstanding 2009 Lillian syrah this fall and while its flamboyant fruit is still on full display its tannins are making their presence felt more than at this time last year. The wine is delicious after a few hours of decanting but my inclination would be to keep it buried in the cellar for at least another five years. 94 points
Lillian is not particularly Syrah-like. It doesn't scream out the usual cocktail of blackberries, bacon fat, and lavender. The wines are lavish, but there is refined rocky quality in them that defies description. The 2010 vintage is no exception to this, but it is a vintage that emphasizes the lace-like structure and perfume of the wine


now in stock!!
2012 is a vintage we have been waiting for!
Roar Pinot extremely allocated do not miss! sold out at winery in a day or so!

2012 Roar Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands
Reg $45.00 Sale $39.97 $449.99 cs 12
From select blocks of Rosella's, Garys' and Sierra Mar comes the pretty and easy to fall in love with Roar SLH cuvee, which is a fantastic wine and has be considered one of the best values in the region. The blend of vineyards is a plus, and of course coming from some of the most prized sites in California, let alone in the Santa Lucia Highlands, this is no ordinary entry level wine! In the past this wine has even included some Pisoni fruit and it still might, but even without it, this is great stuff. This is one of the last Roar releases that was fashioned by Ed Kurtzman, he led Roar, after Adam Lee of Siduri, from 2007 to 2012 and will be missed, though the transition to new winemaker Scott Shapley looks to have gone very smoothly and all parties are moving happily ahead. The 2012 is more plush than 2011 or 2010, but the style is very consistent with the past with beautiful silky texture, unfiltered transparency and round full flavors. The nose is graced with red fruits, mocha and spicy elements leading to a palate of raspberry, cherry and plum fruits with hints of vanilla, peppercorns, briar and anise with hints of smoke, mineral and earth. This wine is vivacious and will drink nicely for next 4 or so years 92+ Points, grapelive 3/2014 2012 Roar SLH, $45: young, zesty, packed with lively raspberry and strawberry fruit; great promise and a bargain, to boot.
Roar is owned by Gary and Rosella Franscioni, who also own the nearby Garys' (with Gary Pisoni) and Rosella's (planted in 1996) vineyards.
ROAR was launched in 2001 to feature Pinot Noir and Syrah from Garys', Rosella's, and Pisoni Vineyards. The label was later expanded to include Soberanes and Sierra Mar vineyards (owned by the Franscionis and Pisonis), as well as Chardonnay from both vineyards.
The name "ROAR" is derived from the sound of the ocean winds that characterize the Santa Lucia Highlands. Adam and Diana Lee collaborate on the winemaking with Ed Kurtzman and Gary Franscioni.
The wines are sold primarily through a mailing list. The style is big, bold, fruit-driven, statement wines.
Roar is proud to be a family winery specializing in small lots of Santa Lucia Highland's Pinot Noir. Their roots in the Santa Lucia Highlands are quite deep. Both Gary and Rosella grew up in California's agricultural heartland and Gary, and his family before him has, farmed their vineyard property for over 100 years. After graduating from Cal Poly with a degree in agribusiness, Gary took over the running of the family farm business, which owned and managed over 200 acres of row crops in the Salinas Valley. Recognizing the region's potential for premium wine grapes, they planted Rosella's Vineyard in 1996. The couple also co-owns and manages the Garys' Vineyard with Gary Pisoni of Pisoni Vineyard. Both vineyards have developed a reputation among high-end wineries for low yields of intensely flavored grapes. After working with several wineries to develop the pedigree of the vineyards and the region, they decided in 2001 to make their own wine. They were delighted that their good friends and longtime customers Adam & Dianna Lee of Siduri Wines agreed to collaborate with them on the making of Roar Wines. Their goal and Roar Wines to make small lots that are a pure reflection of the Santa Lucia Highlands and in particular the signature flavors of their vines. The name Roar comes from the sound of the Coastal winds that define the region and the roar of the mountain creeks that bisect the rocky, well-drained soils of these very special vineyards Winery: Grapes for our 2012 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir were harvested between September 24th and October 12th at 27.6-29.7 brix. The juice spent 24-31 days on the skins before being pressed to French oak barrels for 11 months aging. The wine was racked once and bottled unfiltered and unfined on August 22, 2013. The 2012 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir is a remarkably generous wine that evolves on the palate from darker brooding notes on entry to brighter, lifted fruit on the finish. The nose opens with dark fruit, cola, and blackberry with hints of sandalwood and sweet florals. The palate shows deep, rich fruit and good structure, with the mid-palate brightening to a mixed finish of strawberry, blackberry, and pine forest.
Cases produced: 2,044 Price: $40/Bottle Alcohol: 14.9% pH: 3.84 TA: 0.56 g/100ml Clones: Swan, Pisoni, 828, Pommard and 777
Cooperage: 100% French, 66% new, 34% one-year old Francois Freres, Latour, Ermitage, Remond and Cadus

WineStreet Spirits "Wine of the Year" 2012

40 CASES GONE APPROXIMATELY 60 CASES OF THIS INCREDIBLE BORDEAUX VALUE LEFT IN STOCK! *

Last May I tasted through 50 or so 2009/10 Bordeaux ranging from $15-$40/btl retail.

Both great vintages, however, there is something very special about the flashy oppulence of the 2009 vintage.

A texture that seems very "New World" in style yet retaining the "Classic" bordeaux combination of delicacy and minerality.
Of the 50 wines I tasted I immediately tried to confirm 100 cases,
while I did order a few of the others, none approached the sheer oppulence and quality of the Reignac.
With the price of the "Classifides" in the stratosphere it was pure joy to latch on to a wine that can be enjoyed seemlessly now or 10 years from now!
100 cases Ordered! Load the cellar/basement and enjoy!

2009 Chateau de Reignac Bordeaux Superieur
Reg $24.99 Sale $19.97

Don't Miss wine of the month is the Chateau de Reignac Bordeaux Superieur 2009, 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. Weighing in at 14% abv, high for a Bordeaux, this new comer to the club wowed us with its tremendous QPR. At $25 per bottle, , it really can't be beat. We put it up in three separate blind tastings against all-time favourite QPR Bordeaux, the Côtes de Castillon Chateau d'Aiguilhe, the Reignac trumped the d'Aiguilhe. On the nose we have red cherry and white chocolate, plus earth. leather, anise, coffee, mocha, spice box, cinnamon, and some floral notes. Quite tannic and well structured, in the mouth it shows dark fruits and tight dry tannins, with a surprising lengthy complex finish for its breed. It definitely will benefit from more time to knit together, yet very enjoyable now! For QPR, if you enjoy yourself Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon done Bordeaux right, this is a no-brainer. This wine nails it definitely a 90 pointer. Chateau Reignac is one of the most impeccably run estates by proprietors Stephanie and Yves Vatelot (who is now assisting Alain Raynaud in making Lascombes). The famous Michel Roland is their consulting winemaker, which has helped make Reignac the most consistently well-made Bordeaux Superieur over the last 10 years. Reignac's gentle slopes and gravely soils facilitate natural drainage. The gravel reflects and stores the sun's heat which promotes early ripening of the estate's grapes. Great terroir is the key to the wines of Reignac. It is this splendid terroir, recommended by Michel Rolland that gives Reignac its edge. Chateau de Reignac sits atop the highest point in the parish of Saint Loubes, overlooking a 135-hectare clay and gravel rise that includes a single 80-hectare block of vines. The original chateau was built by Seigneur Baude de Peyron in the 16th century. It was remodeled in the 18th and 19th centuries. In the late 1800s, a central courtyard was added that features his signature wrought iron railings and in 1868, a remarkable greenhouse was designed by Gustave Eiffel. The present owners, Yves and Stephanie Vatelot, purchased Reignac in 1990 and have worked continuously ever since to restore the estate to its former glory while introducing numerous innovations. The world-renowned Michel Rolland is their consulting oenologist. "Reignac is the standard bearer for what can be achieved by a passionate proprietor who cuts yields to a minimum, and does everything right in the cellar. Reignac is the leading candidate for the finest generic Bordeaux produced year in and year out. It can compete favorably with classified growths..." - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate In order to classify as a Bordeaux Superieur a wine's permitted alcoholic strength must be half a percent higher than Bordeaux AC wines. The classification is used for predominately red wines and occasionally sweet and white. Quality is uneven yet one property stands head and shoulders above the rest. Chateau Reignac has become the reference point for what can be achieved with zealous commitment to quality. It is the Bordeaux Superieur by which all others are measured, and over recent vintages it has been as good as a classified growth. Proprietors Stephanie and Yves Vatelot (who is now assisting Alain Raynaud in making Lascombes) are at the top of their game and excelled themselves in 2000, producing a remarkable wine. The wines are typically a blend of Merlot (75%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (25%) and offer amazing value for money. Robert Parker describes Reignac as "the leading candidate for the finest generic Bordeaux produced year in and year out." If there's one thing to be wary of when it comes to wine, it's tradition for tradition's sake. That's but one reason why we love Chateau Reignac. Another is that the wine is superb, and you needn't sell the car to afford it. When Yves and Stephanie Vatelot acquired the estate in 1990, old-fashioned ways of thinking immediately went out the window. The estate wasn't listed in Bordeaux's venerable Classification of 1855, so why play by the same, stuffy old rules? Where's it written, a century and a half later, that a winery must be situated alongside classified growths, such as Chateau Latour or Chateau Gruaud-Larose, to be a considered a producer of world-class wines? So in addition to bringing world-renowned consultant winemaker Michel Rolland to Reignac, the Vatelots purchased multiple parcels of old-vine Merlot. They also embarked on a years-long agronomical and geological study of Reignac's vineyards (engineers dug 80 trenches for analysis). The findings were that "Reignac offers a unique peculiarity, that of reuniting the best types of terroir of both the Right and the Left Banks in a single estate, which explains the qualitative consistency of its wines, vintage in and vintage out." In simpler terms, this is a special place that – for more than a century – was making special wines that were overlooked and underappreciated for all the wrong reasons. Reignac is precisely the type of wine we love to bring to Lot18. Add to this the fact that the wine comes from Bordeaux's incredible 2009 vintage, and you can rest assured that you'll only be delighted by this wine's power, balance and ability to age, just as we were. And we can't help but love that the wine costs a fraction of a classified growth's cuvee, and tastes every bit as good. Tasting Note: The intense ruby-red color and glass-coating viscosity promise a full-bodied wine. The aromas are ripe and fruit-driven, with lots of fresh, black plums and cassis, as well as a perfumed note of sage. The acidity is balanced and the wine's supple tannins express the 2009 vintage's character beautifully. This is a modern expression of Bordeaux in the best sense of the word. Decant this wine, and serve it in large-bowled glasses if you can't wait for the wine to age, and pour it alongside roasted filet mignon that's been basted with butter and thyme. If you are able to hold the wine for five to eight years, you will enjoy a greater range of flavors. (14% ABV)







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Image Not Available Wente Riva Ranch Chardonnay SALE PRICE
14.97
Our #1 Selling Chard! "Baby Rombauer" Our Reg.
$17.99
This Chardonnay has quickly become our number 1 selling Chardonnay. Juicy and full of gorgeous Chardonnay fruit, yet with enough structure and acidity to finish super clean and refreshing. Those who are familiar with Rombauer agree with the similarity!! Superb!
Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay 2011 SALE PRICE
11.99
An Amzing Chardonnay Value!! Our Reg.
$14.99
This well-made chardonnay is widely distributed, fairly priced and avoids all the pitfalls California chardonnay so often falls into. It's crisp, clean and has good, bracing acidity ? a sign of its cool-climate origins. There's a touch of vanilla from the oak, but it isn't over the top. It offers bold, assertive fruit with hints of pear, baked apple, lemon and spices. Chardonnay is far from my favorite white varietal, but sometimes you come cross one that hits just the right note. 90 points Best Value Chardonnay! Lush and smooth with ripe, juicy flavors of pear, white peach and spice; rich, creamy and dense; balanced, crisp and lovely. ? 90 Points Tasting Panel
Michelle Brut NV SALE PRICE
12.99
Washingtons Finest Sparkling Our Reg.
14.99
90 points and an Editors' Choice, Wine & Spirits: " Washington- Bright acidity and effervescence cleanses the palate, while the delicate flavors complement a wide array of dishes. This simple bubbly has a broad, citrusy scent and fresh, persistent mousse. A good value for a sparkling apertif.
Sterling Aromatic White SALE PRICE
5.97
Perfect for Easter and Spring! Our Reg.
13.99
Exotic aromas of honeysuckle and orange blossom, leading to a bright, off-dry palate brimming with sweet citrus and juicy tangerine flavors. Balanced acidity and wonderfully delicious.? We sourced our fruit from several vineyards throughout California, all of which share a similar climate of warm days and cool nights. Up and down California, these wine regions enable the grapes develop rich, ripe flavors under the heat of the sun. In the evening, cool Pacific breezes lower temperatures, allowing the acids to develop alongside the sugars. The resulting grapes show bright fruit flavors, lush texture and good acidity. Recognized for their intense fruit and floral profiles, the aromatic white varietals include grapes such as Muscat, Malvasia, Viognier, Riesling, and Gewurztraminer.
Liberty School Chardonnay SALE PRICE
11.97
Must Try! Our Reg.
18.99
Much like the 2010 growing season, 2012 began cold and rainy. Monterey County had spring showers and low temperatures which pushed the growing season back almost two weeks. As spring and summer progressed, temperatures stayed fairly moderate and steadily ripened our Chardonnay grapes. 2011 Liberty School Chardonnay has a brilliant pale-lemon color and soft aromas of citrus fruit and freshly sliced Granny Smith apples. A full and rich mouth feel lends to excellent structure and culminates with a long and clean finish.
Liberty School Cabernet SALE PRICE
11.97
One of the BEST Value Cabs! Our Reg.
18.99
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of black cherry, plum and violets, followed by subtle flavors of strawberry and allspice. Firm yet supple tannins finish off this approachable fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon, making it ideal for a variety of food pairings.
2012 Uppercut Cabernet SALE PRICE
$19.99 /12@$179.99
Best Cab Under $20?!?! Our Reg.
24.99
Perfect with a sizzling steak, Uppercut Cabernet Sauvignon boasts aromas of dark fruit, espresso, violet and spice. Smooth blackberry, black cherry and cocoa flavors expand across the palate, revealing nuances of caramel and toffee from new oak barrels. This broad-shouldered Cabernet Sauvignon draws you in with its expressive nose. The deep flavors?structured with firm, approachable tannins and lively midpalate acidity?stand up to the bold flavors of grilled rib-eye steaks and braised short ribs. Its multi-layered personality is unmistakably Napa Valley Cab.
Marietta Old Vine Red SALE PRICE
12.97
This wine flies off retailers shelves, so smart consumers take note." -Wine Advocate Our Reg.
14.99
Bright, ripe notes of berries and red florals meet pronounced flavors of sweet baking spices, red and black fruits and hints of earth. Medium-firm tannins provide structure and balanced acidity lends lift to the long finish. Marietta's version of a traditional field blend, the fruit for this Zinfandel based blend was harvested from vineyards in Sonoma and
2012 Meiomi Pinot Noir SALE PRICE
19.97
Made by Caymus!!! Our Reg.
28.99
MEIOMI Pinot Noir Monterey-Santa Barbara-Sonoma Counties 2011 Score: 92pts Wine Spectator! | $22: Dark and rich, showing toasty mocha oak flavors, with a beam of wild berry, raspberry, cola, vanilla and spice. Long on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 92,000 cases made. ?J.L..
2010 Obsidian Ridge Cab SALE PRICE
29.99
Big, Bold, and Juicy Our Reg.
34.99
15 cases only!! at 2,640 feet atop the Mayacamas range north of Napa Valley on the ridge separating Alexander Valley and Clear Lake. Red Hills Lake County is one of the newest American Viticultural Areas, named for its defining volcanic soils The wine is an elegant, aromatic expression of Cabernet Sauvignon with the dark red color of a mountain Cab. Its bouquet includes spices of bay, clove and anise on a core of cherries, cranberries and red plums. Rich, full-bodied and densely structured, it offers flavors of dark cherries, espresso beans and chocolate. The wine was aged for 18 months in the winery's signature Kadar Hungary oak barrels, 50% new. It will age for 10-15 years but is already hard to resist! The finish is long and alluring!
2012 Pesquie Les Terrasses SALE PRICE
14.97
Unbelievable Our Reg.
15.99
"In the same mold and an awesome value year in and year out, the 2012 Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee des Terrasses is a blend of 70% Grenache (60-year-old vines) and 30% Syrah (30+-year-old vines) that was aged two-thirds in concrete (and some in stainless steel) and one-third in older oak. Made from a blend of different terroirs on the estate (and basically declassified Quintessence) and coming from hillside vineyards lying between 840-930 feet in elevation, it offers up a gorgeously pure, supple and seamless profile with kirsch and berry-styled fruit, licorice and spring flower-like qualities all emerging from the glass. Elegant, forward and delicious, it gains in stature in the glass, is ridiculously textured from such an inexpensive wine, and has sweet tannin emerging on the finish. Buy this thrill ride of a Cotes du Ventoux by the case and enjoy bottles over the coming 3-5 years." The Wine Advocate, 92 Points
Frontera Cab/Merlot SALE PRICE
4.97
Rock Bottom Price!!! Our Reg.
7.99
The Cabernet Sauvignon brings aromas of plums, tobacco, cacao and a good structure in the mouth. The Merlot brings aromas of black fruits, raspberries and silkiness in the mouth. The result is a fruity wine, of medium body and a good finish. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot
Yellow Tail 750's (Select Types) SALE PRICE
4.97
BIG SALE!!! Our Reg.
7.99
It all began way back in 1820s when the first Casellas began crafting wine in Italy. Over a century later, in 1951, Filippo Casella and his wife Maria decided to leave their homeland to pursue their hopes and dreams of a better life in Australia. Recognizing the potential of his new surroundings, Filippo purchased a farm in the small town of Yenda, New South Wales, and did what came naturally. He began selling grapes to local wineries, and by 1969 decided it was time to put his own winemaking skills to use and the Casella winery was.
Beringer California Collection SALE PRICE
4.97
LOW LOW PRICE!!! Our Reg.
7.99
Cheap and Tasty!
Cannonau di Sardegna 2009 Riserva SALE PRICE
15.99
Drink this, Live LONGER!!! Our Reg.
18.99
In Italy and elsewhere in Europe, wine connoisseurs and industry professionals rate Sella & Mosca among Italy's most outstanding wine estates. Sella & Mosca's I Piani estate in Sardinia constitutes the second largest contiguous vineyard in Italy and counts itself among the country's most impressive wineries. Situated in the northwest corner of Sardinia, just inland from the pretty, historic port of Alghero, this 1,600-acre property with more than 1,200 acres of vines is one of the largest wine estates in Europe
2012 La Cala Vermentino di Sardegna SALE PRICE
13.99
Awesome Italian Juice Our Reg.
15.99
A favorite of the jet set at Sardinia?s chic resorts, La Cala is the ultimate definition of the Vermentino grape. It is romantically named for a small, secluded cove fringed by violet-colored thistles on the edge of the Sella & Mosca estate. Few wines rival La Cala for its exceptional affinity with seafood, thanks to the very subtle presence of a natural marine salinity in the wine, credited to the Mediterranean location of Sella & Mosca?s Vermentino vineyards.
2011 Dr. Loosen Riesling SALE PRICE
11.99
Best Value Riesling!!! Our Reg.
14.99
*89 Points Wine Spectator! luscious pear, peach and apple aromas retain the crisp sweet tart quality of ripening fruit just before harvest. On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is refreshing and juicy, with zippy acidity balancing bright flavors of pear, apricot, mango and lime. The lush attack is followed by a long finish that is simultaneously sweet and tart, dry and mouth-watering. ideal welcome wine for every gathering, and a great go-to glass for just about every course in a meal.
Terra D'Oro Deaver Zinfandel SALE PRICE
19.99
Best Zin Under $20 Our Reg.
29.99
Planted in 1881----Approximately 23 That swale produces a crop that is harvested separately due to the soil depth yielding different complexities in the fruit. The wines are al head trained which has been most effective with Zinfandel because it gives the fruit excellent sun exposure. The Deaver acreage is iconic when discussing Amador Zinfandel, as it continues to produce rich fruit with amazing concentration, character and Shenandoah spice. The palate is focused with crisp and juicy layers of ripe blackberry, spicy plum and soft chewy tannins. The baked spice components add complexity to this bold wine and support a great balance of power and restraint. For a zesty pairing, serve this wine with a roasted rack of lamb or a juicy ribeye steak.
Roar Pinot Noir SALE PRICE
39.97
Same maker as Luli!! Our Reg.
49.99
From select blocks of Rosella?s, Garys? and Sierra Mar comes the pretty and easy to fall in love with Roar SLH cuvee, which is a fantastic wine and has be considered one of the best values in the region. The blend of vineyards is a plus, and of course coming from some of the most prized sites in California, let alone in the Santa Lucia Highlands, this is no ordinary entry level wine! In the past this wine has even included some Pisoni fruit and it still might, but even without it, this is great stuff. This is one of the last Roar releases that was fashioned by Ed Kurtzman, he led Roar, after Adam Lee of Siduri, from 2007 to 2012 and will be missed, though the transition to new winemaker Scott Shapley looks to have gone very smoothly and all parties are moving happily ahead. The 2012 is more plush than 2011 or 2010, but the style is very consistent with the past with beautiful silky texture, unfiltered transparency and round full flavors. The nose is graced with red fruits, mocha and spicy elements leading to a palate of raspberry, cherry and plum fruits with hints of vanilla, peppercorns, briar and anise with hints of smoke, mineral and earth. This wine is vivacious and will drink nicely for next 4 or so years 92+ Points, grapelive 3/2014
Louis Martini Cabernet SALE PRICE
13.99
Great Cab! Our Reg.
16.99
Louis Martini 2012Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of the unique characteristics of each vineyard, creating a superbly balanced Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine has flavors of black plum jam and ripe loganberries. Hints of oak and a touch of Christmas spice support the fruit. The cooler vintage created a finish with a classical, Old World structure It has plenty of plush black cherry, blueberry and blackberry fruit with hints of toast and vanilla. It?s round and plump in the mouth, with enough savory acidity to keep your mouth watering. It finishes with burnished tannins. Keep it around for your favorite burger or red meat from the grill..
Barone Fini Pinot Grigio SALE PRICE
9.97
Grown on the same Hillside as Santa Margarita! Our Reg.
12.99
The Pinot Grigio vineyards of BARONE FINI are 25 to 30 years old. Grape picking is manual; all blemished clusters are discarded. Selected grapes are taken to the excellent, state-of-the-art cooperative winery, where they are put through soft, cold crushing. Juice is then divided into several units, each undergoing a different temperature- controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The result, in effect, is several distinct wines in progress. A crisp freash sensation of green that the wine gives off, call it cut grass or whatever you like, but at the end of the day ?green? is the best descriptor I can come up with and it was great. A crisp, dry wine from northern Italy, it is fresh and fruity with a flowery bouquet. A perfect accompaniment to light dishes or by itself, as an excellent apertif. Soft, round fruit fills the mouth with ripe, juicy flavors. A long finish glides into flavors of ripe apples and lichee nuts. A wine to be enjoyed alone, as an ap?ritif, or with shellfish, fowl and light meals that include vegetarian dishes
Kungfu Girl Riesling SALE PRICE
12.97
90 points from Wine Spectator (2011 vintage) Our Reg.
16.99
Wine Spectator "Best Value" 3rd year in a row (2009, 2010, 2011)!!! So f***in' sexy! This wine kicks ass with tons of complexity, showing notes of white peach, Linden leaves and slate. Lovely focused acidity, finishing very long with mandarin orange and lots of minerality. Grab the chop sticks, crack a bottle....this will make you happy.
Mumm Napa Sparkling SALE PRICE
19.99
Brut, Cuvee M, Rose Our Reg.
24.99
92 points and an Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast: "Assembled from dozens of individual lots, this sumptuous brut is an example of the art of blending. Based on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, it's really as delicous and refined a sparkling wine as you could want for dirnking now. Shows lush citrus, strawberry, honey, melon, fig and spice flavors that are wrapped into a smooth, silky bubbling mouthfeel." "Crisp and elegantly styled, with floral apple and yeasty spice aromas that lead to layered flavors of baked pear, citrus and creamy vanilla. Drink now."91 Points Wine Spectator
Mondoro Asti Spumanti SALE PRICE
14.99
Best Asti in the World Our Reg.
18.99
Recommended, Great Value! Best Asti in the world! 90 PTS WINE & SPIRITS. The light and refreshing Mondoro Asti Spumante has scents of candied orange peel and pink grapefruit flavors end cleanly; serve with fresh fruit. Produced entirely from white muscat (moscato) grapes grown in the strictly delineated Asti region of northern Italy, the wine has a delicately sweet character which makes it delightful and refreshing
Riondo Moscato d'Asti SALE PRICE
13.99
Only 5 Cases! Our Reg.
17.99
This delicate Moscato is produced in the Asti area of northern Italy. It?s distinguished by an explosive aroma of over-ripe peaches and honeydew melon, followed by the rich apricot flavors that go on forever on its long finish. Enjoy it ice cold by itself, after dinner, or with your favorite dessert
Straccali Chianti SALE PRICE
11.99
Bargin Chianti!! Our Reg.
14.99
This wine is from Italy, Tuscany region, Chianti sub-region. Grapes are harvested from vineyards located in the heart of Chianti~ in the provinces of Florence and Siena.. Ruby red.-Intense~ vinous characteristics.-Dry~ elegant~ well-structured.. Serve at room temperature~ not less than 64F. A perfect accompaniment to a variety of meats or appetizers. SANGIOVESE Wine
2010 Castellare Il Poggiale Chianti Classico Riserva SALE PRICE
34.97
94 Pts! Our Reg.
39.99
"The 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggiale shows great energy and momentum. It opens with masculine tones of leather and fire-cured tobacco that are absolutely stunning next to the black currant and jellied blackberry. The flavor intensity is of special note. The finish is elegant, silky and long. This is a terrific effort. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2025. Hillside Greve Sangiovese! Castellare has earned an unquestionable reputation for consistency and excellence and the 2010 is his best effort yet!
Roccadoro Pinot Grigio SALE PRICE
9.99
Best Seller!! Our Reg.
14.99
This Pinot Grigio begins with a lively burst of ripe tropical fruits, mellowed slightly by the fragrance of sweet flower blossoms and the somewhat comforting aroma of Grandma?s caramel apple pie. The smooth and creamy palate adds an exotic touch of coconut and vanilla, rounding out the otherwise dry feel of this delightfully affordable Pinot Grigio. The finish is slightly nutty with a decadent hint of rich toffee.
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12/99.99
2010 Corte Del Sole Soave SALE PRICE
9.99
Perfect White to go with grilled meats. Our Reg.
11.99
Great Value! Soave. Calcareous soil of medium depth suitable for producing structured wines. DOC Classico. Yellow with golden and greenish hues. Floral bouquet laced with scents of exotic fruits and nuts, including almonds, hazelnuts and mineral aromas. Full, balanced and harmonious on the palate with flavors of the land. A long finish! Ideal with appetizers, fish dishes, shellfish and white meats. Makes an excellent aperitif and should be served between 50-54? F
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12/99.99
2012 Domaine Andezon Cotes du Rhone SALE PRICE
12.97
90 Pts!!! Our Reg.
14.99
Wine Advocate 90! "A blend of 90% Syrah and 10% Grenache aged in 2-3-year-old French oak barrels for 12 months prior to bottling, the 2012 Andezon Cotes du Rhone has more of a Northern Rhone personality than usual. Notes of black olives, bacon fat, flowers, cassis and black cherries are found in this medium-bodied, fruity, soft 2012 along with excellent purity and noticeable tannins. Drink it over the next 1-2 years." ~Robert Parker
2008 Chateau Le Virou SALE PRICE
24.99
Premiers Cotes de Blaye Our Reg.
34.99
This has been a big-time best buy for many, many years. It is a personal selection of importer Eric Solomon from a large cooperative in the village of Estezargues, which is not far from the famous Roman aqueduct, the Pond du Gard
2011 George Dubouef Beaujolias Villages SALE PRICE
7.97
Outstanding! Our Reg.
11.99
Aromas of lots of sweet berry fruit (blueberry, raspberry and blackberry). So much so, in fact, that the bouquet reminded me a bit of Sweet Tarts candy. Tasting the wine revealed more juicy sweet berry fruit (mostly strawberry this time) plus a good dose of banana. The tannins are very soft contributing to a nice smooth, silky texture on this light-bodied wine. This wine is very easy to drink and it gets even easier as you go. It ends dry with a medium-short finish. A great pairing for a burger or other everyday food. A really nice, fun, everyday wine!
Williams & Humbert Sherry 30 Year Jalifa Amontillado Solera Especial Sherry, Jerez de la Frontera SALE PRICE
69.99
96 Pts!!! Our Reg.
79.99
Pretty pale copper color. Classic aromas of salty buttery caramelized nuts and earth follow through on a round lively entry to a dryish medium-to-full body with subtle cherry, dried meat, and peppery spice notes. Finishes with a long, brown sugar, nut, and sea air tinged fade. A quintessential example of Amontillado Sherry
Williams & Humbert Sherry 20 Year Don Guido Pedro Ximenez VOS SALE PRICE
59.99
95 Pts!!! Our Reg.
69.99
"Opaque brown with a saffron rim. Very pure raisin, rubber sap, and cocoa wafer cookie aromas and flavors with a soft, syrupy palate and burnt sugar and cream on the long finish. Exquisite purity; pour over ice cream." 95 points (exceptional) by Tasting.com at the World Wine Championships in Chicago
Williams & Humbert Sherry 20 Year Dos Cortados Palo Cortado VOS SALE PRICE
59.99
93 Pts! Our Reg.
69.99
Burnished copper color with an olive cast. Aromas of saut?ed and roasted Brazil nuts and almonds and flan follow through on a round, supple entry to a dryish medium-to-full body with delicate herb and peppery spice notes. Finishes with a long, chewy, dried citrus peel, moss, and nutskin-like tannin fade. 93 points (exceptional) by Tasting.com at the World Wine Championships in Chicago
2012 Chasing Venus Sauv Blanc SALE PRICE
9.97
Great Marlborough Sauv Blanc! Our Reg.
16.99
Chasing Venus wines are produced from grapes grown on small family farms in the acclaimed Marlborough appellation. Griggs Vineyard is situated in an old riverbed against the eastern hills of the appellation. The gravelly, well-drained soils promote pronounced grapefruit flavors. The Burdon-Shutkowski vineyard is located near Grove Town, at the very southern edge of the Marlborough appellation, and produces fruit with a wonderful balance of herbal and citrus and stony mineral notes.
2013 Miraval Rose SALE PRICE
24.97
Limited, Brad Pitt/ Jolie Rose Our Reg.
29.99
91 Points, Decanter - There is a lovely floral nose, soft fragrant roses, and from the first taste there is a delicate structure that deepens on the palate. But, as the French would say 'il y a du vin' ? meaning that there is a sense of power alongside the elegance, a structure and a fresh acidity that gives the wine persistency, with a grip of minerality that gives a delicious mouthwatering finish. Hollywood A- listers seeking to brush up their winemaking knowledge. It seems, indeed, that Brad and Angelina are more hands-on than one may have expected, their hands expertly guided around the winery by the Perrin family of Ch?teau de Beaucastel fame.?
2010 AVV Cyrus SALE PRICE
49.99
Highly Reccomended!!! Our Reg.
59.99
Winemaker Kevin Hall selected 8 exceptional barrel aged lots for the final blend. The blended wine was barrel aged in French Oak for an additional 12 months allowing the components to meld into a seamless blend. CYRUS 2010 was bottle aged for 8 months for additional complexity prior to release. There is great structure along with concentrated fruit in the 2010 CYRUS. In the glass there is terrific color with expressive aromas of cassis, berry, plum, toasty oak and vanilla. This is a rich, complex wine with flavors of dark fruits, spice, oak, vanilla and cocoa powder. Enjoyable upon release, this wine will reward those with the patience to age it.
2010 Domaine Eden Cabernet SALE PRICE
34.97
Big Cab, with long legs, sexy! Our Reg.
39.99
The 2010 Domaine Eden Cabernet Sauvignon is a pretty, accessible wine to drink now and over the next few years. Bright, beautifully focused aromatics meld into dark red cherries and plums in this hugely appealing, medium-bodied Cabernet. The 2010 is a beautifully nuanced and complex Cabernet from Domaine Eden. -90pts Vinous by Antonio Galloni
2009 Mt. Eden Estate Cabernet SALE PRICE
64.97
Big Cab, with long legs, sexy! Our Reg.
69.99
"Mount Eden is one of the United States' great heritage estates," writes Antonio Galloni in The Wine Advocate! 94 pts WA Power and elegance are the halmarks for this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (88%), Merlot (6%) and Cabernet Franc (2%). Dark ruby purple, dark fruits, hints of black olive, cedar, and spice on the nose, solid and mouthfilling on the palate, with supple, ripe tannins. Seamless and incredibley focused at the same time, this is a beautiful Cabernet to drink now and over the next decade and more. A California Classic!! 93 pts Steve Tanzer!! (88% cabernet sauvignon, 6% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot): Deep ruby. Powerful, smoke-accented cherry and blackcurrant aromas are energized by zesty minerals, picking up pipe tobacco, cedar and dried rose nuances with air. Fleshy and broad but focused too, offering intense dark berry flavors and a suggestion of bitter chocolate. A sweet vanilla quality rounds out the impressively persistent finish, which shows superb clarity and solid but well-knit tannins.
2013 Cloudy Bay Sauv Blanc SALE PRICE
27.97
The Pinnacle of Sauv Blanc!! Our Reg.
34.99
Cloudy Bay have been setting the benchmark for Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc since 1985 ? often imitated, rarely bettered. Their 2013 initially displays a powerful nose of gooseberry fruit and elderflower?.the typical notes for New Zealand Sauvignon. However, going back to the glass after a minute or two reveals a deeper, richer tone of white peaches and passion fruit which hint at something far above the average Kiwi Sauvignon. The palate is vibrant and racy ? in fact it fairly zings with white currant and grapefruit flavours. However, and it is the overall balance and complexity on the finish which sets it apart from the pack.
2011 Mcwilliams Jacks Red SALE PRICE
5.97
Can't Beat the price!! Our Reg.
12.99
Normally Australian wines in the lower price range turn out to be, at worst, plonk, at best, fruit bombs. Not so for for this S.E. Australian red. It gives you pleasing, if indistinct red berry flavors, along with a strong note of caramel. By no means an interesting wine, but nice enough, and at $5.97, well worth the money Colour: Vibrant red purple. Aroma: Bright blood plums, black spice and anise coupled with evident chocolate oak. Palate: Vibrant blackberry fruit, chocolate and maple oak flavours combine to give a full and plush wine with a velvet like tannin finish. Enjoy at the time of release or age up to three years for its fresh fruit flavors.

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2 Gingers     750 ML SALE PRICE
$19.97
94 pts Best Buy! Tastings Magazine! Our Reg.
24.99
If you've listened to the radio, been to a Twin Cities bar, or gone to a Twins game (bravo for staying with them) you must've encountered 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey. A heavy media campaign has the whiskey embedded into the local bar scene playing to it's Minnesota-only availability and pushing the Big Ginger cocktail into the drinking lexicon. Heck, it's even in Target Field. 2 Gingers is the brand started up by former The Local, Kieran's Irish Pub, Cooper Irish Pub, and The Liffey owner Kieran Folliard. Folliard developed the Whiskey Ginger into a bar staple at The Local, featuring it as their signature drink, The Big Ginger, and sliding a lemon and a lime wedge on the rim of the glass. In fact, the bar sold the most Jameson Irish Whiskey of any pub in the world 4 years running due in no small part to the citrus-topped cocktail.
2 Gingers     Liter SALE PRICE
$24.99
94 pts Best Buy! Tastings Magazine! Our Reg.
29.99
If you've listened to the radio, been to a Twin Cities bar, or gone to a Twins game (bravo for staying with them) you must've encountered 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey. A heavy media campaign has the whiskey embedded into the local bar scene playing to it's Minnesota-only availability and pushing the Big Ginger cocktail into the drinking lexicon. Heck, it's even in Target Field. 2 Gingers is the brand started up by former The Local, Kieran's Irish Pub, Cooper Irish Pub, and The Liffey owner Kieran Folliard. Folliard developed the Whiskey Ginger into a bar staple at The Local, featuring it as their signature drink, The Big Ginger, and sliding a lemon and a lime wedge on the rim of the glass. In fact, the bar sold the most Jameson Irish Whiskey of any pub in the world 4 years running due in no small part to the citrus-topped cocktail.
2 Gingers     1.75 SALE PRICE
$39.97
94 pts Best Buy! Tastings Magazine! Our Reg.
44.99
If you've listened to the radio, been to a Twin Cities bar, or gone to a Twins game (bravo for staying with them) you must've encountered 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey. A heavy media campaign has the whiskey embedded into the local bar scene playing to it's Minnesota-only availability and pushing the Big Ginger cocktail into the drinking lexicon. Heck, it's even in Target Field. 2 Gingers is the brand started up by former The Local, Kieran's Irish Pub, Cooper Irish Pub, and The Liffey owner Kieran Folliard. Folliard developed the Whiskey Ginger into a bar staple at The Local, featuring it as their signature drink, The Big Ginger, and sliding a lemon and a lime wedge on the rim of the glass. In fact, the bar sold the most Jameson Irish Whiskey of any pub in the world 4 years running due in no small part to the citrus-topped cocktail.
Ansac VS.     750ML SALE PRICE
$17.99
Ansac Cognac is made from grapes grown in the Petite Champagne and Fins Bois regions, two of the premier growing areas within the Charente departement of Cognac. A product of Unicognac, one of Frances leading Cognac houses, Ansac has grown rapidly over the past several years to now rank as one of the top brands in the category.
Bailey's Irish Cream.     1.75ML SALE PRICE
$38.98
93 PTS BEVERAGE TESTING INSTITUTE.
Baileys is produced using the best quality ingredients: fresh Irish dairy cream, Irish whiskey and natural flavours. The cream used in Baileys is delivered daily in insulated tankers and processed on the day it arrives. The Irish whiskey is triple distilled. The great taste of Baileys is consistently delivered by combining the finest quality ingredients in a unique recipe. Baileys contains no preservatives and has a shelf life of 24 months.. The dominant aromatic feature is caramel. The palate entry features the cream/dairy element as much as caramel and nuts; the midpalate highlights the cream, the caramel flavoring, the spirit and the gentle spice. Concludes smooth, satiny and properly creamy with greater emphasis on the spice than the caramel.
Balvenie 12Yr. 'Doublewood'     750ML SALE PRICE
$45.99
87 PTS Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to S.M. Scotch
The Balvenie Doublewood Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a 12 year old single malt which gains its distinctive character from being matured in two woods. During its period of maturation The Balvenie Doublewood is transferred from a traditional oak whisky cask to a first fill Spanish oak sherry cask. Each stage lends different qualities to the resulting single malt - the traditional casks, having previously held bourbon, soften and add character, whilst the sherry wood brings depth and fullness of flavour..
Bushmills 10Yr.     750ML SALE PRICE
$24.99
Best Irish Single Malt Whiskey in the World' at last year's World Whiskies Awards.
SILVER MEDAL 2007 SAN FRANCISCO SPIRITS COMPETITION. It is smoother, lighter whiskey without the smokiness of scotch. Bushmills is best served neat or on he
Canadian Club.     1.75 SALE PRICE
$19.97
90-95 PTS WINE ENTHUSIAST. Our Reg.
24.97
? Grain: Superior French Wheat
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$29.99
Canadian Mist.     Ltr SALE PRICE
$13.99
GOLD MEDAL 2008 SAN FRANCISCO SPIRITS COMPETITION
? Infused High Quality Natural Flavors
Captain Morgan Spiced     1.75 SALE PRICE
$21.97
Favorite Spiced Rum!
THREE STARS SPIRIT JOURNAL. Moderately spicy aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg stand out and lead to an overwhelming spiced honey flavor that gently guides you to the creamy, cake frosting finish.
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$27.99
Captain White     Ltr SALE PRICE
19.99
Distilled 5 times!
Captain Morgan's White Rum. Very Smooth, easy to drink.
CASE
$24.99
Captian White Rum     1.75 SALE PRICE
24.99
Distilled 5 times!
Captain Morgan's White Rum. Very Smooth, easy to drink.
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$27.99
Chivas Reagal 12Yr.     1.75 SALE PRICE
$54.97
Highly recommended. Ultimate Beverage Challenge Liquor
?Chivas's top-notch character is at once powerful and understated; hats off to the Chivas master blender; this is Scotch blending at its near-best.'
Cluny Scotch.     1.75 SALE PRICE
$21.99
Cluny Scotch Whisky is one of America's top selling domestically bottled blended Scotches, made up of a marriage of over 30 malt whiskies from all regions of Scotland and the finest aged grain whiskies.
Courvoisier VSOP.     750ML SALE PRICE
$44.99
Aged 6-10 years. Rich amber color. Floral, vanilla, grilled almond, prune, subtle and harmonious aroma. Warm and delicate body. Fine, light distinctive taste. Very good finish.
Crown Royal Black.     750ML SALE PRICE
$27.99
A robust whisky blend matured to perfection in charred oak barrels and blended at a higher proof for full-bodied flavor. Deep bourbon notes, rich texture and signature smoothness.
Crown Royal.     Ltr SALE PRICE
$29.99
GOLD MEDAL 2005 SAN FRANCISCO SPIRITS COMPETITION
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$33.99
Dewar's White Label.     Ltr SALE PRICE
$25.99
85 PTS WILFRED WONG.
A blend of up to 40 single malt and grain scotch whiskies, White Label?s distinctive heather and honey notes evoke the rich heritage of the Scottish Highlands, thanks to the fine Aberfeldy single malt at its heart.
Famous Grouse.     1.75 SALE PRICE
$37.99
GOLD TASTE AWARD AMERICAN TASTING INSTITUTE 2002.
Great value in blended Scotch. Smooth, balanced flavors are perfect over the rocks or with a splash of club soda.
Glendronach 15Yr.     750ML SALE PRICE
$79.99
92 points from the highly-esteemed Whiskyfun website.
Renowned amongst many whisky enthusiasts around the world, this remarkable and full bodied malt is matured for a minimum of 15 years in the finest Oloroso sherry casks. Bottled at 46%, the GlenDronach Revival is non chill filtered and of natural colour. A truly excellent single malt.
Glenlivet 12Yr. Gift Set     750ML SALE PRICE
$39.97
Wine Enthusiast ReviewRated 90-95Superb/Highly Recommended
Off-dry malted barley and light toffee smells greet the olfactory sense along with flowery fragrances of heather, rose petal and pine. Entry features sweet grain and candied apricot tastes; the midpalate is mellow, malty, fruity (white raisins, apricots) and sophisticated. Ends on a buttery note. Remains the Speyside benchmark.Comes with (2) 50 ML Tasters!
Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or 12Yr.     750ML SALE PRICE
$69.99
95 Points - Wine Enthusiast
A captivating single malt whisky for the sophisticated luxury spirits drinker who drinker who enjoys delicious extravagence and sensual pleasures. With a tremendous 'gourmand' appeal, the Nectar D'Or is a delicious, complex base spirit that, after a minimum of 10 years in ex-bourbon casks, is then extra matured in specially hand selected Sauternes wine barriques. This makes it rich and sumptuous with a heady, luscious, beguiling spectrum of aromatic patisserie desserts that helps create a memorable occasion whenever it is enjoyed. Non chill-filtered and with an ABV of 46%, its the key flavor notes are lemony, sumptuous and syrupy.
Godiva Chocolate Liqueur.     750ML SALE PRICE
$27.99
Its ultra-velvety dark taste is sublime, its balance not overly sweet. The magnificence of the most decadent chocolate you can imagine, made divine as a sumptuous liqueur. The Godiva Chocolate Martini is a must, combining irresistible Godiva Liqueur with Absolut Vodka, creating your most unique martini experience.
Grant's.     Ltr SALE PRICE
$19.99
Gold - 2009 International Wine and Spirit Competition
Complex, clean and fruity. Grant's Family Reserve is one of the world's best loved Scotch whiskies and enjoyed in over 180 countries. Brian skilfully blends around 25 of the finest single malt and grain Scotch whiskies to make Grant's Family Reserve. The basis for the blend is our widely acclaimed Girvan grain whisky. Vacuum distilled at a lower temperature to make it a lighter and more delicate spirit, it is then aged in oak to give it a deeper, sweeter, soft fruit flavour, creating the perfect foundation.
Hangar One All Flavors     750ML SALE PRICE
27.99
97 points Wine Enthusiast
Who else but Lance & Jorg would dream of including the flowers? Paul Pacult reviewed this as wonder and delight. It's like peeling a fresh tangerine - the zesty tangerine and flower aromas are brought across perfectly. Wonderful lingering aftertaste. Pour it over a single small ice cube - it's as rewarding as a good cognac. Includes the flowers of the mandarin blossom which brings across the delicate tangerine aromas perfectly. Imagine the care that must be take with so fragile an ingredient! Elegant orange flavors with hints of sandelwood and spices. 97 points Wine Enthusiast: The deep, sweet orange and honeyed-floral fragrance is the first signal this vodka will be special. The flavors are clean and brisk, followed by a strong bite and honey and tangerine notes. It finishes sweet, with faint floral and vanilla notes coaxed out over ice.
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$35.99
Hangar One Vodka     750ML SALE PRICE
24.97
California Vodka!
Vodka From Grapes - it?s a little strange. But we couldn?t seem to find a ?straight? vodka we truly liked; some were harsh; all of them lacked the depth of our flavored spirits. I knew we had to find a way to make straight vodka our way - distilling it right from whole, just-picked fruit - skin, stems, seeds, leaves and all. Enter the Viognier. We blend a Viognier eau de vie with spirit made from midwestern wheat to make a perfectly balanced, fruity, "straight" vodka.
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$35.99
Hendricks     750ML SALE PRICE
$19.97
Our Best Selling Gin!
Hendrick's Gin gives bartender?s what they have always been craving, a way to get people to drink gin in a creative way. This is done by providing odd ball ingrediants such as cubeb berries, elderflower, chamomile, meadowsweet, rose petal, cucumber, and caraway seed. What make?s Hendrick's Gin so unique is that these ingredients are often unheard of in any other formal setting, and one would have to go out on a limb to resemble anything even close. You will not mistake this for something else. It's flavor is Gin. Juniper and Botanicals. If you like Tanq 10 or Bombay Sapphire this is worth a try. A light almost refreshing gin that has become my top shelf favorite.
Hennessy VS.     750ML SALE PRICE
$31.99
85-89 Points-The Wine Enthusiast
A blend of the finest cognacs, aged to full maturity in oak barrels in the town of Cognac. Full bodied with a pronounced aroma of oak and hazelnuts, a rich floral taste with tones of red berries and vanilla. Aged for at least 2-5 years.
Highland Park 12Yr.     750ML SALE PRICE
$44.97
90 PTS Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to S.M. Scotch
With a delicious sweetness (heather-honey is their preferred description), a trace of smoke and a warming, silky mouthfeel, this is a whisky that never lets you down.
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49.99
Irishman     750ML SALE PRICE
$9.97
Better Than Baileys?
There is no other contender! It's handcrafted using luxurious Irish Cream and 100% Irish whiskey that brings hints of vanilla and toffee; no essences, emulsifiers or fake flavorings are allowed. When you taste it you will agree?this Irish cream is delicious and should be relished. At first glance, it may seem to be just another cream liqueur; but, you will realize this is in a completely different class. The nose is rich: marzipan, splendid Irish whiskey and light vanilla held together with 100% Irish cream. The flavors follow the aromas in a clean, creamy mouthfeel. The finish is these flavors slowly fading with tasty Irish whiskey and cream lingering.
Jagermiester     1.75 SALE PRICE
$29.97
1.75 liter!! is an herbal, bitter liqueur from Germany made of a secret blend of over 50 herbs, fruits and spices. A secret recipe of 56 ingredients which include "cinnamon-bark from Ceylon, bitter orange skins from Australia, santal from East India, ginger roots from southern Asia and of course, some secret herbs." That is about as much as the distillers will tell the public. However, we do know that whatever the mixture is is macerated for 5 months in alcohol and water. This concentrate is blended and filtered then stored in oak for a year, after which it is blended with sugar, caramel and more water and alcohol before bottling
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39.99
Jameson.     Ltr SALE PRICE
$27.99
Ultimate Beverage Challenge. Our Reg.
29.99
Round and smooth with sweet, spicy, toasted wood notes. Dry yet smooth finish with a longering crispness from the pot still.
Johnnie Walker Black 12Yr.     Ltr SALE PRICE
$39.99
GOLD MEDAL SAN FRANCISCO SPIRITS COMPETITION, 89 PTS BEVERAGE TESTING INSTITUTE
A deep and complex flavour which is also an unquestionable mark of power and refinement. It is a luxury blend and a luxury brand, with a completely individual personality. As many as 40 whiskies, each aged 12 years or more, make up this satisfyingly complex blend. Decade after decade, Black Label wins awards and accolades. Experts consistently appreciate its understated, classic qualities.
Johnnie Walker Red.     Ltr SALE PRICE
$26.99
85 PTS BEVERAGE TESTING INSTITUTE
Johnnie Walker Red Label The world?s best selling whisky is still going strong. Red Label is a powerful combination of spicy, smoky malts, such as Talisker, and lingering, lighter grains. Its robust qualities are what make it so good for drinking long. The global success of Red Label is just one reason why it is now considered to be the classic taste of blended Scotch whisky.
Kahlua     750ML SALE PRICE
$15.97
Coffee Liqour at It's BEST!
? Produced in Cognac, France
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$19.99
Kelt XO.     750ML SALE PRICE
$179.99
Kelt XO Cognac undergoes a Tour du Monde--a nautical voyage around the world--as its final step in maturation. Though cognac and other spirits are now generally transported in bottles, prior to the 20th century, they were exported in barrels. Harking back to this tradition, the producer has revived this additional step. They believe that due to changes in temperature and atmospheric pressure, it accelerates and transforms the aging process to create a better spirit. While we're not sure how much of an effect the oceanic travel has, it's undeniable that this is an absolutely stunning cognac. A deep mahogany color, Kelt XO boasts concentrated aromas of caramel, candied citrus peel, fresh herbs, and pepper. The palate is medium-to-full-bodied, with a rich texture and a notably evolving finish; this is a spirit to sip and contemplate.
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189.99
Kilbeggan.     750ML SALE PRICE
$21.99
GOLD MEDAL-SF 2008 WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION Our Reg.
24.99
Incredibly elegant and complex with sweet grassy notes that are found in all of the Kilbeggan whiskies supported by toffee, vanilla, toasted coconut, banana bread and mint. A great aperitif.
Knappogue Castle 12Yr.     750ML SALE PRICE
$37.99
Triple distilled in copper pot stills, then aged in bourbon oak casks for twelve years, Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old is a mellow, well rounded single malt. The nose offers rich, malty notes of grain which are accented by hints of pepper and spice. The palate is balanced, focused and smooth, with complex flavors of brown sugar, vanilla, oak and marzipan backed by elegant fruit notes.
Knob Creek     750ML SALE PRICE
$36.99
Created in the style of turn of the century bourbon, this small batch spirit has a distinct, slightly sweet flavor that is imparted during a long aging process. Aromas of toasted nuts, grain and oak lead into a sweet, woody, almost fruity palate. The finish is long, rich and glowing. Sip straight or on the rocks.
Lagavulin 16Yr.     750ML SALE PRICE
$79.97
97 Pts Whiskey Magazine
Nose: Massive peat. Ultra-intense iodine carries a shade more spice than of old. The fruity-sherry notes are clean, vanilla is much deeper. Beautifully layered. Palate: Peat so thick you could stand a spoon in it. Chewy iodine bolstered by sherry and big oak. Finish: A little spice lightens the grip of the peat and vanilla. Dries off with malt, dried dates...and iodine. Comment: A true classic in every sense that offers breathtaking depth.
Laphroaig 18Yr.     750ML SALE PRICE
$99.99
This 18 year old expression of Laphroaig is made in limited quantities each year and savoured by a fortunate few. A soft, sweet and spicy Islay peat smoke greets you when you first open the bottle. The immediate taste is an oak sweetness, from 18 years in the barrel. A faint hint of the sea can be detected, testimony to its time maturing on the remote island of Islay.
Le Trio De Delamain.     3 / 200ML SALE PRICE
$199.99
Trio of PALE & DRY, VESPER, TRES VENERABLE. Three little bottles of 200Ml in a box. Nice present to discover three magnificient qualities of the Delamain House.
Macallan 12Yr.     750ML SALE PRICE
$49.97
91 PTS Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to S.M. Scotch
Deliciously smooth, with rich dried fruits and sherry, balanced with wood smoke and spice. Described by Paul Pacult, the renowned international whisky writer, in his book Kindred Spirits as: simply the best 12 Year Old single malt around.
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54.99
Image Not Available Maison Gautier 10eme Generation     750ML SALE PRICE
$299.99
Silver Medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2008 England.
Tradition Rare, with a limited annual production of just 2,400 numbered bottles, is a blend of Cognacs taken from the very oldest reserves of the Gautier Paradise Cellar faithfully handed down over the last ten generations of the Gautier family. The result is a unique blend of rare, mellow Cognacs with truly unique flavours. This Cognac benefits from its powerfulness, first evidenced by its mahogany colour and its vanilla nose and then by its rich, complex aromas combining the mellowness of candied fruit subsequently enhanced by its spiciness and intense notes of ?rancio?.
Maker's Mark 46.     750ML SALE PRICE
$39.99
94 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Based on the original recipe for Maker's Mark, Maker's 46 is a new version of an old favorite. To create this interesting spirit, fully matured Maker's Mark is removed from its barrel, so that ten wooden seared staves can be affixed to the inner paneling. Searing the staves caramelizes the sugars in the wood, adding a unique flavor that finishes on the front of the tongue. The fully matured Maker's Mark is then put back in the barrel and aged several more months until it is approved by Master Distiller Kevin Smith. On the nose, Maker's 46 displays pleasant, sweet, and toasty aromas with caramel overtones. The palate is rich and creamy with seared oak flavors that lead to lingering notes of caramel, vanilla, and spice on the powerful finish.
Maker's Mark.     Ltr SALE PRICE
$33.99
Paul (12/1/2007) - 90-95: Superb/Highly Recommended Liquor
The base aroma is buttered corn-on-the-cob with aeration bringing additional scents of vanilla and cinnamon. The palate entry showcases sweet breakfast cereal grain; at midpalate the corn dominates so thoroughly that you know that this could only be one of the best straight bourbons from Kentucky. Ends spirity and heated. One of America's benchmark spirits.
Masterson's Rye 10Yr.     750ML SALE PRICE
$79.97
TRIPLE GOLD MEDAL 2011 MICRO LIQUOR SPIRITS AWARDS.
The nose is immediately huge, full of caramel, citrus, and wood notes. On the palate, even bigger: Incredibly sweet, and delightfully spicy: Cinnamon and allspice, fresh orange (not peel), with a tinge of something akin to a Moroccan spice blend lacing things up. The finish brings the essence of raisins and a drying touch, but it's a little overwhelming in its sweetness.
CASE
89.99
Mc Adam's.     1.75 SALE PRICE
$14.98
84 points (Recommended) Tastings.Com
Pale amber color. Mild spicy raisin compote, chocolate covered orange peel and praline aromas follow thorugh on a brisk entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with creamy vanilla and mineral oil notes. Finishes with a nutskin and cocoa accented fade.
Michael Collins Single Malt.     750ML SALE PRICE
$38.99
Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2011 Finalist
Well rounded with a clean and malty with a sweet citrus taste. Wonderfully settled smoky flavor from the peat that lingers on the palate. The perfect sipping Irish whiskey.
Midleton 'Very Rare' 2011.     750ML SALE PRICE
$119.97
Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2011 Finalist Our Reg.
129.99
A true classic in every sense. Perfectly proportioned with alternating waves of baked orchard fruits, toffee, toasted nuts and grain, honey, apricot, and a beautiful melange of baking spices.
Oban 14yr     750ML SALE PRICE
$59.99
The Western Highland representative in Diageo's 'Classic Malt' series, Oban 14yr is a superb, full-blooded fruity malt with a whiff of heather and more than a hint of smoke.
CASE
64.99
Patron Anejo     750ML SALE PRICE
$39.97
Big Sale!!! Our Reg.
44.99
Mexico - 100% Blue Agave. Deep gold color with scents of tropical fruits, caramel, cedar and herb. Rich, silky texture. Upon entry there is a powerful surge of fruit and spice balanced by deep wood components. Tremendous, deep finish. Best sipped
Patron Repasado     750 ML SALE PRICE
$34.97
Big Sale!!! Our Reg.
39.99
Mexico- 100% Blue Agave. High in the mountains of Jalisco this tequila is aged to perfection in oak barrels. A combination of fresh clean taste from the silver with a hint of oak from the anejo. Patron has captured a taste unlike any other. Best sipped or as shots.
Patron Silver     750ML SALE PRICE
$29.97
Big Sale!!! Our Reg.
34.99
Mexico - 100% Blue Agave. Deep gold color with scents of tropical fruits, caramel, cedar and herb. Rich, silky texture. Upon entry there is a powerful surge of fruit and spice balanced by deep wood components. Tremendous, deep finish. Best sipped
Pig's Nose.     750ML SALE PRICE
$34.99
?A big, sweet, chunky, gawky, grainlashed but hugely enjoyable blend.? Pigs Nose is an exceptionally fine five year old blended whisky, created by Richard Patterson, Scotland's only third generation master blender as a companion for Sheep Dip - for week days but not for the Christmas Cake. The blend contains a high percentage (40%) of malt whiskies, principally from Speyside imbuing the product with their characteristic softness; the name comes from the farming expression ?soft as a pig's nose'. Colour:Rich, golden copper highlights. Nose:Delicate and refined. Soft sensual floral notes arise in perfect harmony supported by an attractive array of complex fruit flavours. Melon, pear and orange with a hint of almonds conclude this profusion of charming nuances. Taste:Finesse and elegance gives way to a majestic assertion of pure malty flavours drawn from the four distilling regions of Scotland. Each area forges and makes its own inimitable contribution to this outstanding pure malt - the main accent being expressed from the Highlands and Speyside Valleys.
Powers.     750ML SALE PRICE
$19.97
A past recipient of The American Taste Award for Excellence and a Double Gold winner in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition Our Reg.
24.99
The Number One selling Irish whiskey in Ireland, Powers Irish Whiskey has become ?the father of all Irish Whiskeys? through a tradition based on over 200 years of distilling whiskey. Powers is distinctive for its warm and full-bodied flavor, an explosive mixture of spices, which linger on the tongue. The Powers flavor is the product of the whiskey?s triple distillation in both old-fashioned copper pots and column stills. Powers is aged 100 percent in Bourbon casks for five to six years. Powers is touted as the perfect whiskey for the best-tasting Irish Coffee.
Purus     750ML SALE PRICE
$19.99
Organic Wheat Vodka! SMOOTH Our Reg.
34.99
Traditional taste of fine Italian coffee and smooth Irish Cream unite, to deliver Cappuccino Cream experience with a hint of chocolate.
Ransom     750ML SALE PRICE
$37.97
AGED GIN? AWESOME!
I?ve never experienced anything like it. The sniff test reveals an obvious whiff of juniper along with subtle floral notes and cardamom. At first sip you?ll notice a presence of cardamom. The mid palate reveals floral tones and a hint of citrus that carries through to a malty finish. The overall tasting experience has a smooth roundness from the barrel aging. This is a must have for serious cocktail nerds. Barrel aged? malted barley? high proof corn spirits? this sounds more like a whiskey than a gin. Here comes the gin bits though. The botanicals I mentioned above are juniper, orange peel, lemon peel, coriander seed, angelica root and cardamom pods. Now we?re starting to see the gin traits making their mark. Finally, the distillation is run through an alambic pot still that preserves the maximum amount of aromatics, flavor and body. Only the ?heart of the hearts? (the very best portion of distillate) is retained for this special bottling
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39.99
RedBreast 12Yr.     750ML SALE PRICE
$56.99
92 PTS WINE ENTHUSIAST, DOUBLE GOLD 2005 SAN FRANCISCO SPIRITS COMPETITION.
92 PTS WINE ENTHUSIAST, DOUBLE GOLD 2005 SAN FRANCISCO SPIRITS COMPETITION. Made with malted and unmalted barley it is the only continuously produced 100% pure pot still Irish Whisky. Enjoy on the Rocks!
Remy Martin VSOP.     750ML SALE PRICE
$39.99
93pts WE
Offering aromas of concentrated vanilla, dried apricots and intense jasmine, R?my Martin V.S.O.P Premier Cru is multi-layered in texture and lingers on the palate. Luminous amber in tone, this is a perfectly balanced yet intense cognac.
Rittenhouse Rye 21Yr.     750ML SALE PRICE
$149.97
Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and was named Rye Whiskey of the Year by noted expert Jim Murray in his Whisky Bible 2007.
Prior to Prohibition, rye was the preeminent American Whiskey. Now Heaven Hill Distilleries celebrates rye?s renaissance with this old time, non-chill filtered bottling of Rittenhouse 21 Year Straight Rye Whisky. A full 21 years of aging makes this rye bold and spicy with a smooth, lingering finish. Discover the most flavorful of American Whiskey styles.
Rum Chata.     LTR SALE PRICE
$24.99
A delicious blend of sweet dairy cream, rum and cinnamon. It is rum cream made as an authentic replica of the best Horchata you have ever tasted. It is made from scratch using real ingredients - rice, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. This is Real Horchata, not an imitation flavored horchata beverage.
Seagram's VO.     Ltr SALE PRICE
$16.99
? Natural Spring Water
Smirnoff     1.75 SALE PRICE
$19.97
Limited! So get it while it lasts! Our Reg.
24.99
Smirnoff Red Label is the original triple-distilled vodka created in Moscow in the 1860s. Smirnoff, distributed to over 130 countries worldwide, is one of the top-selling vodkas in the world. Taste why. Smirnoff's triple distillation process allows this vodka, which is filtered 10 times, to appeal to both royalty and the common man. Its rich history includes a partnership with the James Bond films, allowing it to become one of the most popular vodkas on today's market. As the recipient of the Bronze Medal at the 2007 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, it is no wonder that this uncommonly smooth vodka works wonders in myriad mixed drinks.
Talisker 10Yr.     750ML SALE PRICE
$54.99
90 Pts Malt Advocate
Fresh, vibrant. Appetizingly briny, with notes of seaweed, fishnets, lemongrass, smoke, and damp peat. A bed of light toffee provides contrast and balance. It finishes with a knockout punch: powerfully peppery and salty. This whisky remains a beautifully dynamic and bold whisky.
Tullamore Dew.     750ML SALE PRICE
$21.99
Color Pale amber with orange tinge Nose A mild blend of spicy, lemony and malty notes with charred wood undertones Body Soft, buttery, rounded Palate Warming, sweetish spices, pleasant maltiness with toasted wood hints and a creamy vanilla smoothness. Finish Smooth and gentle, the complex flavours lingering intriguingly Liquor
Ultimat     750 ML SALE PRICE
$37.97
Incrediable Vodka Our Reg.
49.99
The Patron family of spirits has hit another home run with Ultimat Vodka! Much like it's Sister, Pyrat Rum, Ultimat is a premium vodka that is best enjoyed chilled and served neat or one the rocks. It's incredubly smooth taste will delight any true vodka enthusiast. In addition, it decanter is one of the most beautiful bottles crafted today. I highly recommend this expertly created spirit to everyone!! Masterly crafted from three distinct blends, Ultimat Vodka is an epitome of pureness accented by clean and refined taste that captures the essence of sophistication and style
Vandermint.     750ML SALE PRICE
$18.99
Few things are as obscure and good as Vandermint: the chocolate and mint liqueur from Holland. You might not take milk glass-like bottle seriously but the contents will surpise and likely amaze. Unlike its lesser mint & chocolate counterparts this elixir is smooth, rich, creamy and alluring - all without being milky, syrupy sweet or heavy in any way. Dont be fooled, this is a serious drink with refined taste. If you want alcohol steeped candy, look elsewhere. A few sips and you'll be solving the world's problems from your sofa throne in no time at all.
Voli Vodka     750ML SALE PRICE
19.97
Limited! So get it while it lasts!
Voli Vodkas was founded in 2008 and is a privately held premier spirits company with offices in Miami, Florida. Hand-crafted by our master distiller in Cognac, France, Voli is a delicate blend of the finest multi-distilled wheat vodka, natural spring water and infused high quality natural flavors. Voli is an extra smooth vodka with a superb light finish. Voli Vodkas have national distribution and are available in all major markets throughout the United States.
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$25.99
Voyant Chai.     750ML SALE PRICE
$23.99
Voyant Chai Cream Liqueur is blended to perfection using the finest ingredients from around the World. Aged Virgin Island Rum, Fresh Dutch Cream, Black Tea from India, Premium Spirits from Holland and a Distinctive Blend of Spices from Asia give Voyant Chai Cream Liqueur the Rich, Creamy Smoothness that you should expect from a Premium Liqueur.
Windsor.     1.75 SALE PRICE
$16.97
? 5 Times Distilled, 4 Times Filtered
CASE
18.99
Wiser's De Luxe.     Ltr SALE PRICE
$19.99
Beefy with sharpening touches of rye and other slightly fruity citrus notes. Very busy mouth arrival with a complex array of corn on the cob and then much cleaner small grain notes. Good weight to the oiliness which never goes over the top. A brief spice fly past, and an early vanilla oak attack.

Slick Nick's Picks

Slick Nick has been testing and comparing beers so thatWineStreetcan offer you the BEST BEERS for your enjoyment.
Nick has made his choices and hopes you enjoy them.



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Alaskan 6pk Btl (All Types) SALE PRICE
$8.99
Alaska
(All Types)
Image Not Available Amstel 12pk Btl SALE PRICE
$12.97
Netherlands
Light Lager 3.50% ABV
Anchor Steam Brewing 12 Pk SALE PRICE
$14.97
California
12 Pack Varitiy, Lager, Amber
Angry Orchard SALE PRICE
$8.99
Hard Cider
Ballast Point 6 pk Btl (Sculpin) SALE PRICE
$14.49
California
100 pt Beer
Ballast Point 6 pk Btl(Select Types) SALE PRICE
$9.49
California
Bell's 6pk Btl (Selected Varieties) SALE PRICE
$9.99
Michigan
(Brown Ale, Porter, Amber, Pale Ale & Lager )
Bells 4 Pk Can 16 oz. ( Two Hearted,Oberon) SALE PRICE
$6.97
Winestreet Best Sellers!
A couple of Winestreet Favorite's now in 16 oz Cans!
Bells 6 pk Btl ( Two Hearted, Kalamazoo) SALE PRICE
$10.99
Michigan
Image Not Available Best of Belguim 12 pk Btls SALE PRICE
$16.99
Belgium
Stella Artois, Leffe, Hoegarden
Big Wood 4 pk Cans ( All Types) SALE PRICE
$8.99
Minnesota
Bitburger 4pk Btl SALE PRICE
$6.49
Germany
German Pilsener 4.80% ABV
Blue Moon 12pk Btl (All Types) SALE PRICE
$13.49
Colorado
Blue Moon 6pk Btl SALE PRICE
$8.19
Colorado
Witbier 5.40% ABV
Boulvard Smoke Stack 4 pk Btl (All Types) SALE PRICE
$10.99
Central Waters 6 pk Btl (All Types) SALE PRICE
$9.49
Wisconsin
Crispin 3 Liter Box SALE PRICE
$14.99
Minnesota
Crispin Light 4pk Btls SALE PRICE
$7.49
Minnesota
Bottles Natural Hard Apple Cider 3.2% ABV
Crispin Light 4pk Cans 16 OZ SALE PRICE
$8.99
Minnesota
Bottles Natural Hard Apple Cider 3.2% ABV
Deschutes Brewery 6pk Btl (All Types) SALE PRICE
$9.99
Oregon
Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Inversion IPA , Black Butte Porter& Fresh Sqeezed.
Destihl Brewery Abbey's Single SALE PRICE
$9.49
6 Pk Cans
It is light bodied, light in color and relatively lower in alcohol with spicy phenolics and complex fruity esters of cherries, nectarines, peaches and bubblegum with a characteristic slightly tart and dry finish from the Belgian yeast.
Destihl Brewery Hoperation Overload SALE PRICE
$9.49
4 Pk Cans
An Our mission for this Imperial or 'Double' India Pale Ale is to overload the beer with hops for an intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma while still being balanced by a big malt profile, resulting in a hoppy beer with more dimension. This beer is light copper in color with some hop haze from overloading with dry hops as well. World Beer Championships Award: Bronze Medal 2011
Image Not Available Dos Equis 12PK SALE PRICE
$11.97
Mexico
Founders 6pk Btl SALE PRICE
$9.99
Michigan
(Dirty Bastard, All Day Ipa, Porter)
Fulton 6 pk (All Types) SALE PRICE
$8.99
Minnesota
Grain Belt Nordeast 12pk Btl SALE PRICE
$12.99
Minnesota
American Amber / Red Lager 4.70% ABV
Grain Belt Premium & Nordeast 12pk Can 16 OZ SALE PRICE
$12.49
Green Flash 4 pk Btl (Palate Wrecker) SALE PRICE
$12.99
California
Amazing Hops
Green Flash 4 pk Btl (Select Types) SALE PRICE
$9.49
California
Guinness Draught 12pk Btl SALE PRICE
$14.97
Ireland
Irish Dry Stout 4.20% ABV
Heineken 12pk Btl SALE PRICE
$12.97
Netherlands
Euro Pale Lager 5.00% ABV
Hoegaarden 6pk Btl SALE PRICE
$9.29
Belgium
Witbier 4.90% ABV
Image Not Available Hoptimum Sierra Nevada SALE PRICE
$9.99
4 pk
Highly Recommended!!!
Kinky Cocktail SALE PRICE
$7.99
Kona Brewing (All Types) 6 pks SALE PRICE
$8.99
Hawaii
Lagunitas Limited Release 6pk Btl SALE PRICE
$9.99
California
Wild Ale 9.40% ABV
Left Hand Nitro (Sawtooth, Milk St) SALE PRICE
$10.99
Leinenkugel's Crafts 12pk Btl (All Types) SALE PRICE
$12.99
Wisconsin
(All Types)
Lift Bridge 6 pk (Hop Dish) SALE PRICE
$10.99
Minnesota
Lift Bridge 6 pk (Select Types) SALE PRICE
$9.49
Minnesota
Lucid Duo 4 pk Btl SALE PRICE
$10.99
Minnesota
Michelob Golden & Golden Light 24 Cans SALE PRICE
$18.99
Missouri
(24 Cans)
Michelob Ultra 6pk Btl SALE PRICE
$7.49
Missouri
Regular, Lime Cactus & Pomegranate Raspberry
Mike's Hard Lemonade 6pk Btl SALE PRICE
$8.99
Washington
(All Types)
Miller High Life 24pk Cans SALE PRICE
$14.97
Wisconsin
Miller High Life & High Life Light
Miller Lite, MGD & MGD 64 18 pk Btl SALE PRICE
$14.97
Wisconsin
Lager
Miller Lite, MGD & MGD 64 24pk Cans SALE PRICE
$17.97
Wisconsin
Lager
Modelo Especial SALE PRICE
$8.49
Mexico
American Adjunct Lager 4.40% ABV
New Belgium 12pk Btl and Cans SALE PRICE
$14.99
Colorado
(All Types)
New Castle 12 pk Btls and Cans SALE PRICE
$13.97
New Planet 4pk Btl ( Gluten Free ) SALE PRICE
$7.99
Colorado
Off Grid Pale Ale & Tread Lightly Ale
Odell 6pk Btl. SALE PRICE
$10.99
Colorado
(All Types)
Image Not Available Osaka Blue Dale Pale Ale SALE PRICE
$9.99
6 pk
Image Not Available Osaka Blue G'Knight SALE PRICE
$12.99
4 pk 16oz Can
Our ?Velvet M-80? is a hefty, dry hopped double-red?ipa with a nose full of aroma, a sticky mouthfeel, a malty middle and unctuous hop flavors. G?Knight sports a surprisingly sensuous finish for a beer of its size (8.7% ABV, 60 IBUs).
Paulaner 6pk Btl (All Types) SALE PRICE
$9.99
Germany
(All Types)
Peroni 12pk Btl SALE PRICE
$14.97
Italy
Euro Pale Lager 5.10% ABV
Pilsner Urquell 12pk Btl SALE PRICE
$16.99
Czech Republic
Czech Pilsner 4.40% ABV
Image Not Available Red Bridge 6pk Btl (Gluten Free) SALE PRICE
$9.49
Missouri
American Amber, Red Lager 4.00% ABV
Image Not Available Rush River 6 pk Btl (Double Bubble) SALE PRICE
$10.99
Wisconsin
Image Not Available Rush River 6 pk Btl (Select Types) SALE PRICE
$8.99
Wisconsin
Samuel Adams 12pk Btl SALE PRICE
$12.97
Massachusetts
(All Types)
Image Not Available Samuel Smith 4pk Btl SALE PRICE
$10.49
Stoutand Porter
Best Import Beer!
Schell Shocked 6pk SALE PRICE
$8.49
Minnesota
Schell's Deer Brand SALE PRICE
$11.99
Minnesota
Session 12 pk Btl SALE PRICE
$12.99
Shiner Bock SALE PRICE
$12.99
Texas
Bock 4.40% ABV
Sierra Nevada 12pk Btl SALE PRICE
$11.97
California
(Pale Ale, Torpedo & Tumbler)
Smirnoff Ice 6pk Btl SALE PRICE
$7.99
Connecticut
Smithwick's 6pk Btl SALE PRICE
$8.99
Ireland
Irish Red Ale 4.50% ABV
Smithwicks 12 pk Btl SALE PRICE
$14.99
Ireland
Image Not Available Sol SALE PRICE
$13.97
Mexico
St. Pauli Girl 12 pk Btls SALE PRICE
$12.99
Germany
Stella Artois 12pk Btl SALE PRICE
$13.97
Belgium
Euro Pale Lager 5.00% ABV
Summit 12pk Btl (All Types) SALE PRICE
$11.97
Minnesota
(All Types)
Summit 6 Pk Btls And Cans! SALE PRICE
$7.99
Minnesota
Minnesota's Favorite, Now in a can!
Surly Abrassive 4 pk Cans SALE PRICE
$13.97
Minnesota
Surly Bender, Hell, Overrated 4 pk Cans SALE PRICE
$7.97
Minnesota
Surly Blakker 4 pk Cans SALE PRICE
$18.99
Minnesota
Surly Coffee Bender 4 pk Cans SALE PRICE
$11.97
Minnesota
Surly Furious & Cynic 4 pk Cans SALE PRICE
$8.97
Minnesota
Traveler Shandy (ALL) SALE PRICE
$8.99
6 Pk
Tyskie 12pk Btl SALE PRICE
$14.99
Poland
Euro Pale Lager 5.60% ABV
Warsteiner Lager and Dunkel 12 pks SALE PRICE
$14.99
Germany

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