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2015 Claiborne & Churchill Central Coast Gewürztraminer
Review Date: 04-06-2017
I’m not usually a Gewürztraminer enthusiast, but I do love everything Claiborne & Churchill does, and this 2015 release is no exception: their crisp take on this typically sweeter varietal won me over. Alsatian in style, with notes of juicy mandarins, orange blossoms, and more subtly, rose, this shows a bouquet of floral aromatics and finishes beautifully dry. A surprisingly bright new option for summertime sipping.
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2015 Bois-Malot Blanc, Bordeaux Supérieur
Review Date: 04-04-2017
Syrupy lychee notes at first but vibrant with surprisingly sharp acidity, Bois-Malot Blanc is a delicious blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, and Semillon. The warmer 2015 vintage makes this release ripe with citrus fruit but there’s enough pith to save it from being too cloying. There’s a pleasing viscous texture as well, providing surprising weight to this value-priced white. I’ve long been a fan of Bois-Malot’s high quality red Bordeaux, and this is a welcome summery addition to their lineup.
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2013 Xanadu Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia
Review Date: 04-04-2017
Wow, the nose on this is gorgeous: with notes of cedar and wet earth, the 2013 Xanadu Estate is reminiscent of walking through a forest, but with the addition of that distinctly Australian eucalyptus hit. Fruit is on the darker side and concentrated, and while this is rich and gutsy, there is restraint, with super soft tannins on the finish. Dusty and drinkable, Xanadu feels more expensive than its price implies, making this a perfect party pick. An old world-style stunner with modern sensibility, this is a spicy, sophisticated Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon that would make Olivia Newton John proud.

2014 Valle dell'Acate "Tenuta Ibidini" Nero d'Avola Sicilia
Review Date: 03-29-2017
Dusty on the nose, with that unmistakable licorice note that only comes from Nero D’Avola, "Tenuta Ibidini" opens with concentrated dried currants followed by dark berry fruit – both blue and black – and lively acid. I paired this fruit-forward Sicilian red with a garlicky penne arrabiata and it balanced the heat beautifully.
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2012 Salwey "Estate" Pinot Noir Baden
Review Date: 03-29-2017
Nimble, aromatic, rustic yet nuanced – this incredibly tasty Pinot Noir from southern Germany seriously overdelivers for the price. Dark with plum fruit initially, the Salwey Estate also has subtle smoke and more obvious spice, with a lingering finish. While it drank beautifully upon first opening, this 2012 only got better with time as the considerable acidity softened and more concentrated berry fruit came forward. Lighter-bodied and focused, this shows off Baden’s volcanic soil but doesn’t come across as sharp, just deliciously bright. I took home two bottles within days of each other, it was so good.
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2015 Amalaya Malbec Salta
Review Date: 03-28-2017
Subtly savory on the nose and black-fruited though the palate, Amalaya’s 2015 Malbec is somehow both easygoing and structured, thanks to its 10% Tannat and hit of smoky Syrah. It’s as juicy as you’d want a red from Argentina to be, but with the fresh acidity and polish that makes wines from high-elevation Salta shine. A bright, quality option for Malbec fans – at a price too good to pass up.

2015 Don Rodolfo Malbec Mendoza
Review Date: 03-28-2017
Impressive and sophisticated, the 2015 Don Rodolfo opens with an almost old world feel, presenting a dusty nose and hints of spice, but rings true to Argentinean Malbec’s black plum and dark, bold berry fruit through the palate. There is structure and some pepper to the finish, but overall this is a supremely drinkable, juicy option at a surprisingly low price.
Price: $8.99 Add To Cart
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2015 Jo Landron "La Louvetrie" Muscadet Sèvre et Maine
Review Date: 03-21-2017
I was already a fan of Jo Landron’s “Amphibolite” when I tried the 2015 “La Louvetrie,” so I figured I’d also enjoy their slightly lower-priced Muscadet made from several different parcels in Sèvre et Maine. But I was not expecting to be so impressed! This is serious: certified organic, aged ten months on the lees, and showing intense minerality, bright acid and a salty finish, plus the benefits of a great vintage.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart

2015 Domaine de Bila Haut "Les Vignes de Bila Haut" Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Review Date: 03-21-2017
Berry jam right up front, followed by darker plum through the palate peppered with subtle notes of licorice. Velvety tannins offer grippy structure without hindering approachability. Bila Haut is a big boy in Chapoutier’s lineup, showing plenty of black fruit and spice, and when combined with the stellar 2015 vintage, really delivers. Plus the price is great!

Pierre Paillard "Les Parcelles" Bouzy Grand Cru
Review Date: 03-14-2017
Bouzy Grand Cru superstar! Such brilliant purity of fruit here – the nose is classic red berried Pinot Noir, while the bright acidity of Chardonnay shines through the palate. “Les Parcelles” is surprisingly juicy for the low dosage (3.5g!), and although the linear minerality shows up in a big way, this is easygoing for racy Extra Brut. Add its delicate bead and lingering finish and you have incredible quality non-vintage Champagne with the muscle to age well while drinking beautifully now. I indulgently paired this Pierre Paillard with weeknight Thai takeout and it was one of my happiest meals of the year.

2010 Anderson's Conn Valley "Eloge" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Review Date: 03-14-2017
Subtle eucalyptus on the nose, with darker berry and plum fruit balanced by just enough acidity and structure, the 2010 Eloge is a sophisticated blend, as classically Bordeaux as Napa gets. Spicy with tobacco and pepper notes, plus elegant tannins through the finish, this is a beauty from Conn Creek at a killer price.
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2014 Argyle "Reserve" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 03-08-2017
A classic Willamette Pinot Noir from a supremely drinkable vintage at a great price, the 2014 Argyle Reserve shows crunchy raspberry and deeper plum fruit, with lifted acid and subtle smokiness on the silky finish. Expressive and terroir-driven, this is both serious and accessible.
Price: $28.99 Add To Cart
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2009 Franck Bonville "Millesime" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 03-08-2017
Yeasty with caramel notes right from the top, the 2009 "Millesime" Brut is every bit the toasty, mineral-driven Champagne we’ve come to love from Bonville, with the added accessibility of a rich, easygoing vintage. While the extra time on the lees really comes through, this still a bright Blanc de Blancs with tiny mousse, lemon and green apple fruit, and a clean yet lingering finish. This is an incredible addition (Grand Cru! Avize!) to our Direct Import lineup.
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2014 La Jasse Castel "Bleu Velours" Languedoc-Montpeyroux
Review Date: 02-28-2017
Violet floral up front with considerable peppery spice, lift and deep berry – mostly blue – fruit through the palate, “Bleu Velours” red blend has a bigger finish than I expected, structured and grippy, though stays smoothly elegant and should age well. La Jasse Casteel is a welcome addition to our collection of wines made by members of the Vinifilles, women winemakers of the Languedoc, and her 2014 offerings are sophisticated yet approachable.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

2012 Giacomo Fenocchio "Bussia" Barolo
Review Date: 02-21-2017
Black tea on the nose, with lifted fruit and hints of tar and licorice, this Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo is classic and complex, sourced from perhaps the best part of the renowned Bussia vineyard, and treated to extended maceration – nearly 40 days on the skin! The earthy 2012 will benefit dramatically from more time and air but is still drinking beautifully now.

2013 Contrade di Taurasi (Cantine Lonardo) Aglianico Irpinia
Review Date: 02-21-2017
Wow! What a great example of clean, classic Aglianico, with fresh cherry, some deeper plummy fruit and peppery finish, plus the sharp mineral notes of obviously volcanic top soil. I inadvertently left a bottle open for a few days longer than usual and it was really singing by day 3 when the tannins had mellowed a bit without losing any brightness of fruit. A lively, substantial wine to pair with grilled meat and heavier cheesy dishes.
Price: $22.99 Add To Cart

2015 l'Avocat Blanc, Graves
Review Date: 02-21-2017
Soothing pale yellow in the glass, the bottle of L’Avocat Blanc I tried opened with a tropical nose, showing hints of pineapple, slightly tart citrus, and most specifically, those canned Cling peaches through the palate. But while the bigger 2015 is fruity, it’s not at all cloying, thanks to its 10% “secret weapon” Sauvignon Gris, which rounds out and brightens the traditional Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc blend. Combine a great vintage with solid acid and a clean finish, and you’ve got this delicious, well-priced Graves stunner.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2012 L'Avocat Rouge, Graves
Review Date: 02-14-2017
Dusty up front, with cherry fruit and a foresty quality reminiscent of fall leaves, L’Avocat Rouge really shows off both its Graves terroir and the easygoing 2012 vintage. Medium-bodied for Bordeaux with lovely tannins, minerally, subtly earthy and delicious, this manages to be both green and velvety, and great for the price.
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Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut Champagne
Review Date: 02-14-2017
Elegant with citrusy fruit and a saline edge, the Extra Brut is one of my favorites in Billecart-Salmon’s impressive line up. Exuberant with a superfine bead and gorgeously searing acidity, this still shows creaminess on the palate and a longer – albeit crisp and mineral-driven – finish. Age worthy.

Billecart-Salmon "Brut Reserve" Champagne (375ml)
Review Date: 02-14-2017
Aged 36 months on the lees, the Brut Reserve is clean and vivacious, with rich stone fruit and honey, plus that classic chalky finish. Billecart-Salmon is my go-to Champagne when looking for a crowd-pleasing yet sophisticated sparkler. It has just the right amount of house name recognition while staying true to quality, and the brighter house style is both refreshing and elegant. An easygoing, impressive favorite that never disappoints, plus it's an incredibly reasonable price, especially for a half bottle.

Pierre Mineral Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 02-07-2017
The perfect celebratory sparkler! Incredible with food, Pierre Mineral is a workhorse, pairing well with anything from fried chicken to caviar, potato chips to canapés. I even served it with great success to a Super Bowl crowd, although it’s elegant enough for a romantic Valentine’s dinner. Vivid and chalky with a beautiful delicate pink color, this special Direct Import is a bright, linear Brut Rosé made from all estate-grown fruit from the coveted grand cru of Mesnil, and is also a very welcome drink just on its own.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

2005 Bollinger "Grande Année" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 02-07-2017
With a nose of caramel and toasted hazelnut, Bollinger feels opulent right out of the gate. Dark-fruited (you can really tell this is mostly Pinot Noir), the 2005 Grand Année is rich, with an oxidative, almost sherried quality throughout the palate, plus hints of warm spice and underlying chalk. Made with 90% Grand Cru fruit, this is Bollinger’s very reasonably priced tête de cuvée, concentrated and powerful yet incredibly silky and ready to drink. James Bond’s favorite Champagne impresses as always.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart
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Jean-Jacques Lamoureux "Trilogie" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 02-07-2017
Wow, Trilogie overdelivers! Stonefruit up front with a buttery richness through the creamy palate, this higher-end Lamoureux still shines with bright acid and a super delicate bead, plus a coating mouthfeel. I paired this with less-than-elegant queso and salty chips while in Austin, TX, and the combination of lift and toastiness (thanks to five years on the lees) struck a lively, lovely balance.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

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A.D. Coutelas "Cuvée Louis Victor" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 02-07-2017
Bright green apple shines on the nose, followed by more exotic fruit through the richer palate. There is a subtle sherry quality to this complex Champagne, but despite that lush feel, the finish is snappy and quite dry, with pleasing chalkiness. Coutelas’ delicious "Cuvée Louis Victor" always sells out quickly, and given the price for such a well-made offering, I can see why.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart
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Billecart-Salmon "Brut Reserve" Champagne
Review Date: 01-24-2017
Aged 36 months on the lees, the Brut Reserve is clean and vivacious, with rich stone fruit and honey, plus that classic chalky finish. Billecart-Salmon is my go-to Champagne when looking for a crowd-pleasing yet sophisticated sparkler. It has just the right amount of house name recognition while staying true to quality, and the brighter house style is both refreshing and elegant, at an incredibly reasonable price. A favorite that continues to impress!

2015 Loyasson, Bordeaux
Review Date: 01-24-2017
Plum fruit peppered with rich coffee notes, lovely lift, and enough violet to make this traditional Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot blend reminiscent of earthier Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Loyasson is an unbelievable value from a celebrated vintage that's surprisingly ready to drink now. I’ve already taken home more than one bottle of this delicious, nuanced Bordeaux.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart

Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne (375ml)
Review Date: 01-24-2017
This sets the bar for spectacular brut rosé! Gorgeous rose petal and delicate white peach on the nose, followed by pure strawberry fruit gleaming on the palate, this showcases the bright house style while adding the sophistication of mousse texture and a minerally finish. There’s freshness throughout, plus substance – this would be a great wine to pair with heartier meals, although its elegance makes a glass equally at home with caviar. Tiny creamy bubbles and lovely color only enhance the drinking experience. And while Billecart-Salmon uses all three big Champagne varietals, they have traditionally championed Pinot Meunier and the result is a delicate, nuanced wine with depth. And not that it's necessarily indicative of quality, but the 375ml bottling is especially adorable, using the same bulbous shape as the full 750. It's a consistently special treat, just the right size for a tiny victory.

Billecart-Salmon "(RED) Cuvée Brut Reserve" Champagne
Review Date: 01-17-2017
Billecart-Salmon doesn’t stop at killer rosé! They also have heart, recently collaborating with charity (RED) on a limited edition of their focused, crowd-friendly NV Brut Reserve. This bottling initially confused customers and staff alike, but while the label reads red, inside, the wine is the exact cuvée we know and love! Aged 36 months on the lees, this is clean and vivacious, rich with stone fruit and honey, plus that classic chalky finish. The only difference is that an extra $5 will go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS. Billecart-Salmon is (RED)’s only Champagne partner, with the goal of raising $100,000. And with Champagne this good, that should be easy.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

2015 Charles Smith "Kung Fu Girl" Columbia Valley Riesling
Review Date: 01-17-2017
Lemony and bright, with some slight and very pleasing residual sugar but a dry finish, "Kung Fu Girl" is a cheerful weeknight winner – there’s enough great acid to make this well-priced Riesling a Thai takeout (or anything spicy) staple. Plus the campy label doesn’t hurt. I love Charles Smith’s easygoing wines, and this lively, layered offering might just be my favorite.

Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 01-17-2017
This sets the bar for spectacular brut rosé! It’s hard to gush about Billecart-Salmon without feeling like you’re piggybacking on critical accolades or following popular opinion, but this best-selling Champagne is worth the hype. Gorgeous rose petal and delicate white peach on the nose, followed by pure strawberry fruit gleaming through the palate, this showcases Billecart-Salmon’s bright style while adding the sophistication of mousse texture and a minerally finish. There’s freshness throughout, plus substance – this would be a great wine to pair with heartier meals like fried chicken, although its elegance makes a glass equally at home with caviar. Tiny creamy bubbles and lovely color only enhance the drinking experience, and cooler, longer fermentation in stainless steel (3-5 weeks!) keeps everything crisp. Billecart-Salmon uses all three big Champagne varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and curiously, more Pinot Meunier than most houses. They have traditionally championed Meunier and the result is a delicate, nuanced wine with depth. Perfect for any occasion, even if that occasion is a weeknight spent on an apartment balcony, Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne is reliably special.

2015 Averaen (Banshee) Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 01-10-2017
Soft floral nose, crunchy red and blackberry fruit, tart acidity and an unexpectedly tannic, spicy finish, this feels huge for Oregon Pinot Noir, but I’d expect nothing less from Banshee’s bombastic team and the warmer 2015 vintage. Fruit-forward yet woodsy, with classical Willamette Valley aromatics, Averaen is full but balanced, and value-priced.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
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2013 Mercer "Sharp Sisters" Horse Heaven Hills Red Blend
Review Date: 01-10-2017
Eucalyptus on the nose, with cherry and deep plum fruit, plus plenty of licorice spice and light tobacco notes, Mercer "Sharp Sisters" Horse Heaven Hills Red Blend is definitely big, though balanced thanks to substantial but easy drinking tannins on the finish. Delicious and complex, all at a killer price, especially for Washington wine.
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2011 Kabaj Merlot Slovenia
Review Date: 01-10-2017
Herbaceous and earthy, the 2011 Kabaj Merlot displays depth and soft tannic structure while maintaining a light, nimble feel. Rich in thyme aromatics, plum fruit and a delicate finish – this is velvety, herbal Merlot impressively done with a deft hand.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

2007 Alexandre Le Brun "Cuvée Fascination" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 01-10-2017
The perfect celebratory Champagne! A special 2007 release from staff favorite producer Alexandre Le Brun, the "Cuvée Fascination" Blanc de Blancs is an investment well worth it, especially as a gift for more sophisticated palates. Sharp nectarine fruit and chalky minerality sing together through the palate, and the super low dosage makes for a dry yet lingering finish. This is high-quality Chardonnay, taut and linear but still approachable, with electric acid and biscuity leesiness. We’re down to just a few bottles, so get it while you can.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

Laurent-Perrier "Cuvée Rosé" Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 01-10-2017
It can be tricky to define pricey Rosé Champagne as a bargain, but when one considers just how much quality there is in each bottle of Laurent-Perrier, it suddenly seems underpriced. Made with extended maceration and using the more difficult saignée method, their Cuvée Rosé is special. Brilliant red berry fruit shines through the lifted palate, with both richness and minerality coming through to the clean finish. This is a substantial rose – great with food – yet elegant with tiny bubbles and a citrusy freshness. The fact that the bottle is gorgeous and the house pedigree dates back to 1812 only adds to the glamour of this lovely Pinot Noir Champagne.

2015 Domaine Paul Pernot Bourgogne Aligote
Review Date: 12-06-2016
Bright with perfumed orange and green apple fruit, the 2015 Domaine Paul Pernot Aligoté is a happy drinker: tingly with racy acid, but surprisingly soft with honeyed texture and a long yet zippy finish.
Price: $18.99 Add To Cart

2014 Louis M. Martini Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 12-06-2016
Velvety with blackcurrant fruit and notes of licorice, baking spice, tobacco, and aromatic cedar, the 2014 Louis M. Martini is juicy but balanced, with restrained tannic structure and just enough oak at the finish. A shocking price for Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a classically lush, ageable choice.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart
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2013 Holus Bolus Sta. Rita Hills Syrah
Review Date: 12-06-2016
I always enjoy this gem from Santa Rita Hills, and the 2013 has all the usual depth and dark berry fruit, plus a smoky quality that elevates the whole drinking experience. Although richness is evident, Holus Bolus feels more Northern Rhône than traditionally juicier California Syrah, and will pair well with gamey food.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
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2013 Love & Squalor Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 12-06-2016
A deliciously light Oregon Pinot Noir from a greener vintage, the 2013 Love & Squalor has zesty lift and herbal complexity without sacrificing supreme drinkability. Crunchy cranberry and red raspberry fruit shines, with hints of spice on the palate and an earthy yet clean finish. This is a nimble red with good acid; aromatic and layered, with high ratings to boot.

2015 Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch (Müller-Burggraef) Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett Mosel
Review Date: 12-01-2016
Slightly smoky at first with a hint of petrol that gives way to bright apple fruit, soft honey, and mouthwatering acidity, this Riesling Kabinett is sharply delicious with a long finish. Tingly but easy drinking, the 2015 Thanisch is classically flinty, fruity Mosel for, unbelievably, under $20. Drink now!
Price: $18.99 Add To Cart
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2015 Le Paradis Chinon
Review Date: 11-30-2016
Bright, fragrant, and easygoing with an herbaceous kick, Le Paradis Chinon has with all my favorite qualities of Cabernet Franc at a bargain price. Violet floral nose with plenty of forest floor notes, the 2015 is earthy through the palate with soft raspberry and plum fruit and just enough pepper and lift – an expressive weeknight winner from Loire.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart

2015 Schmelz Steinriegl Riesling Smaragd Wachau
Review Date: 11-29-2016
Gorgeous orange blossom on the nose, with Meyer lemon fruit, bracing acid, surprisingly rich texture, and a dry, chalky finish – this is impressive. Singing with hints of river rock, honey, and intoxicating white floral, Schmelz Steinriegl is a complex and delicious addition to our Austrian Rieslings.
Price: $28.99 Add To Cart

2015 Schmelz Pichl Point Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Wachau
Review Date: 11-29-2016
Green and slightly peppery with arugula notes and a tropical finish, plus incredible texture – there’s a richness to the Schmelz Pichl Point not often found in Grüner Veltliner. Bright with Asian pear and stone fruit, this excellent example of 2015 is both quenching and serious with powerful minerality, and will even age well. Weighty and delicious.
Price: $26.99 Add To Cart

2012 Les Fiefs de Lagrange, St. Julien
Review Date: 11-29-2016
Juicy, somewhat woodsy, and so elegant – this bright release from Les Fiefs manages to be supremely drinkable now while maintaining friendlier body, lovely acid, and spice notes throughout. Cocoa and coffee come through immediately, with plum and cassis fruit rounding out the soft palate. The 2012 is rich but not overbearing, and at an astounding price for St. Julien. Classic and delicious: an impressive choice for the holidays.
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2012 Fluxus Tinto Baja California
Review Date: 11-26-2016
Rosy, fragrant nose with a fleshy palate and dry, almost smoky, finish, Flexus Tinto is a delicious blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre, dry-farmed in Valle de Guadalupe. Medium-bodied with subtle structure and dark fruit, there’s a complexity to the 2012 that doesn’t take away from its easygoing drinkability. I’m happy to welcome this new addition to our Baja lineup.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

2014 Ancient Peaks/K&L Wine Merchants Paso Robles Zinfandel
Review Date: 11-15-2016
I’ve always been a fan of Ancient Peaks, so I was excited to hear about another great collaboration. Classic Zinfandel flavors of plum, dark berry, and even some dried fruit are front and center, but balanced with lively baking spice, surprisingly solid acidity, and a soft finish. Fragrant and food-friendly, this is a great option for big red lovers who appreciate some subtlety.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

2012 Au Bon Climat "Historic Vineyards Collection-Bien Nacido Vineyard" Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 11-15-2016
What I love most about Au Bon Climat – and this Bien Nacido offering in particular – is how they capture classic Californian style Chardonnay, with all the expected toastiness on the nose and richness through the palate, but maintain enough brightness and sophistication to elevate the drinking experience. Great texture here, with Meyer lemon and subtly tropical stone fruit, hints of honey, surprisingly high acidity, and a clean finish. An elegant holiday choice.

Ariston Aspasie Brut Rosé Champagne (375ml)
Review Date: 10-30-2016
An electric rosé! Composed of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Meunier, this expensively-made wine goes through carbonic maceration and the saignée method, with a little still red wine added in. The result is stunning: gorgeous wild berry fruit with delicate bead, bracing acidity and a clean, minerally finish.
Price: $18.99 Add To Cart

2015 Franck Millet "Insolite" Sancerre
Review Date: 10-26-2016
Mineral-driven as ever, the 2015 “Insolite” shows classic limestone chalkiness on the nose, with tangy nectarine, softer peach, and the characteristic lemon fruit abundant through the weighty palate. This is crisp, focused Sauvignon Blanc with all the easy drinkability of limeade, from favorite producer Millet, who always perfectly showcases Sancerre’s rocky terroir.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

2014 Château de Montfaucon Côtes du Rhône
Review Date: 10-26-2016
Bright cherry upfront with underlying dark raspberry fruit, the Montfaucon Côtes du Rhône is straightforward and easy-drinking, but with enough depth and licorice spice to feel more luxurious than your typical twelve dollar red. This producer is always a favorite and their flavorful 2014 release does not disappoint.
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart

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