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94 points Jeb Dunnuck: Coming from an old vine selection and a smaller production release for the US market, the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes tastes like the classic cuvée, only on steroids. Kirsch, loads of black and blue fruits, flowers and lavender notes all emerge from this full… ...
JD 94
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Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2015  (#330506)

Rhone Blends - Red from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France

[ 94 points Jeb Dunnuck: Coming from an old vine selection and a smaller production release for the US market, the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes tastes like the classic cuvée, only on steroids. Kirsch, loads of black and blue fruits, flowers and lavender notes all emerge from this full-bodied 2015 that has fine, fine tannin, solid mid-palate depth and a great finish. It certainly offers pleasure today, yet will keep for 10-15 years. (10/19/17) ] 94 points Jeb Dunnuck: Coming from an old vine selection and a smaller production release for the US market, the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes tastes like the classic cuvée, only on steroids. Kirsch, loads of black and blue fruits, flowers…

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92+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...60% pinot meunier, 30% chardonnay and 10% pinot noir... dosage of 6 to 8g/L... outstanding, offering up a very refined, meunier-dominated constellation of white peach, loads of spring flowers, chalky soil tones, gentle smokiness and a dollop of… ...
JG 92
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Laherte Freres Brut Champagne Ultradition NV  (#331696)

Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France

[ 92+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...60% pinot meunier, 30% chardonnay and 10% pinot noir... dosage of 6 to 8g/L... outstanding, offering up a very refined, meunier-dominated constellation of white peach, loads of spring flowers, chalky soil tones, gentle smokiness and a dollop of brioche in the upper register... pure, full-bodied and extremely elegant, with a fine core, superb soil signature, refined mousse and a very long, complex and dancing finish... 2017-2035. (May/Jun 2017) ] 92+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...60% pinot meunier, 30% chardonnay and 10% pinot noir... dosage of 6 to 8g/L... outstanding, offering up a very refined, meunier-dominated constellation of white peach, loads of spring flowers, chalky…

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JG 92
WS 92
AG 92
$34.95
$50.00
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Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): Based on Pinot Noir... very pale color with just a hint of rosé. Very delicate fruit aroma with hints of red berries and flowers on the very subtle, fresh and elegant nose lead to a full-flavored and quite expressive palate. The wine is quite powerful and fruit… ...
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Allimant-Laugner Brut Rose Cremant d'Alsace NV  (#303337)

Non-Vintage Rosé Sparkling Wine from Alsace, France

[ Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): Based on Pinot Noir... very pale color with just a hint of rosé. Very delicate fruit aroma with hints of red berries and flowers on the very subtle, fresh and elegant nose lead to a full-flavored and quite expressive palate. The wine is quite powerful and fruit intense but in a discreet and elegant way. Firmly structured but provided with fine bubbles and an aromatic aftertaste there is really finesse in this very well-made and distinctive sparkling wine... 2016-2018. (Sep 2015) ] Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): Based on Pinot Noir... very pale color with just a hint of rosé. Very delicate fruit aroma with hints of red berries and flowers on the very subtle, fresh and elegant nose lead to a full-flavored and quite…

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93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2015 Zinfandel El Diablo is best described as a field blend planted with numerous red and white varieties. Exotic and intense, with ripeness pushed to the edge, the Diablo possesses superb depth. Inky dark cherry, menthol, lavender and rose petal nuances add… ...
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Day Zinfandel Russian River Valley El Diablo Vineyard 2015  (#330926)

Zinfandel from Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California

[ 93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2015 Zinfandel El Diablo is best described as a field blend planted with numerous red and white varieties. Exotic and intense, with ripeness pushed to the edge, the Diablo possesses superb depth. Inky dark cherry, menthol, lavender and rose petal nuances add to the wine's distinctive personality. Drink: 2019-2030. (Aug 2017) ] 93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2015 Zinfandel El Diablo is best described as a field blend planted with numerous red and white varieties. Exotic and intense, with ripeness pushed to the edge, the Diablo possesses superb depth. Inky dark…

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91-93 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): (56% cabernet franc, 28% cabernet sauvignon and 16% merlot): Bright dark ruby. Vibrant aromas of black fruits lifted by minerals and violet. At once sweet and penetrating in the mouth, with terrific definition and floral lift to the black… ...
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Cenyth Red Sonoma County 2012  (#327816)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Sonoma County, California

[ 91-93 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): (56% cabernet franc, 28% cabernet sauvignon and 16% merlot): Bright dark ruby. Vibrant aromas of black fruits lifted by minerals and violet. At once sweet and penetrating in the mouth, with terrific definition and floral lift to the black fruit and bitter chocolate flavors. Still youthfully clenched but appears to have the sweetness of fruit to support its huge tannins. Clearly the longest wine to date for this new label. (May 2014) ] 91-93 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): (56% cabernet franc, 28% cabernet sauvignon and 16% merlot): Bright dark ruby. Vibrant aromas of black fruits lifted by minerals and violet. At once sweet and penetrating in the mouth, with…

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AG 92
RP 90
$54.95
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94 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): This wine is almost too good to be true... 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache... reminded me of a mini Syrah from California's Manfred Krankl (yes I just compared a $14 Syrah to Sine Qua Non). It's a ripe, sexy, heady beauty that exhibits a deep, purple color as well… ...
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Lafage Vin de Pays des Cotes Catalanes Bastide Miraflors V.V. 2015  (#331556)

Syrah/Shiraz from Cotes Catalanes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

[ 94 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): This wine is almost too good to be true... 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache... reminded me of a mini Syrah from California's Manfred Krankl (yes I just compared a $14 Syrah to Sine Qua Non). It's a ripe, sexy, heady beauty that exhibits a deep, purple color as well as killer notes of smoked meats, chocolate, blackberry and black raspberries. Deep, unctuous, open knit and layered, it continues to change in the glass, has a seamless and silky profile... 2017-2021. (Apr 2017) ] 94 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): This wine is almost too good to be true... 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache... reminded me of a mini Syrah from California's Manfred Krankl (yes I just compared a $14 Syrah to Sine Qua Non). It's a ripe, sexy, heady…

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95 points Wine Spectator: A mix of chocolate, cherry, earth and tar flavors is allied to a dense structure in this red. Initially tannic, this takes several hours of aeration to reveal its true personality. Cherry, leather, licorice and spice flavors marry harmoniously with the silky texture.… ...
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Mascarello/Giuseppe Barolo Monprivato 2012  (#326548)

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

[ 95 points Wine Spectator: A mix of chocolate, cherry, earth and tar flavors is allied to a dense structure in this red. Initially tannic, this takes several hours of aeration to reveal its true personality. Cherry, leather, licorice and spice flavors marry harmoniously with the silky texture. Excellent length. Best from 2022 through 2038. 1,450 cases made. (4/30/17) ] 95 points Wine Spectator: A mix of chocolate, cherry, earth and tar flavors is allied to a dense structure in this red. Initially tannic, this takes several hours of aeration to reveal its true personality. Cherry, leather, licorice and spice flavors…

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WE 95
WA 94
$137.95
$165.00
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94 points Robert Parker: The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Spring Mountain actually comes from the Crowley Vineyard on the steep slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains, planted at nearly 2,000 feet. The beautiful blueberry and black raspberry fruit, a cool, almost floral note, medium to full body and… ...
RP 94
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Robert Craig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Spring Mountain 2014  (#330769)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Spring Mountain, Napa Valley, California

[ 94 points Robert Parker: The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Spring Mountain actually comes from the Crowley Vineyard on the steep slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains, planted at nearly 2,000 feet. The beautiful blueberry and black raspberry fruit, a cool, almost floral note, medium to full body and sensational purity and texture found in this full-bodied wine are classic Spring Mountain characteristics. This is a beauty of finesse and restraint, yet intensity. Drink it over the next 25 years. (Dec 2016) ] 94 points Robert Parker: The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Spring Mountain actually comes from the Crowley Vineyard on the steep slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains, planted at nearly 2,000 feet. The beautiful blueberry and black raspberry fruit, a cool…

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97 points Bettane & Desseauve's Guide to the Wines of France: A violet and licorice bouquet of rare class, remarkably balanced, peerless distinction of terroir. An accomplished and certainly underestimated vintage that will delight the true connoisseur! Drink: 2011 up to 2021. (2011) 96 points Fine… ...
B&D 97
FWR 96
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Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze 2001  (#102652)

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ 97 points Bettane & Desseauve's Guide to the Wines of France: A violet and licorice bouquet of rare class, remarkably balanced, peerless distinction of terroir. An accomplished and certainly underestimated vintage that will delight the true connoisseur! Drink: 2011 up to 2021. (2011) 96 points Fine Wine Review: The Chambertin-Closde-Bèze is a more opulent, richer, less mineral wine, especially when tasted on days subsequent to the opening of the bottle. The strawberries remain, but the red currant is replaced by darker, more animal aromas and flavors. This may be slightly below the very greatest Clos-de-Bèzes from Rousseau, but it will provide a great wine for those willing to cellar it sufficiently. 2014-2034. (Issue #98; 2004) ] 97 points Bettane & Desseauve's Guide to the Wines of France: A violet and licorice bouquet of rare class, remarkably balanced, peerless distinction of terroir. An accomplished and certainly underestimated vintage that will delight the true…

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$2250.00
Aromas are concentrated and complex. Notes of grilled peach, pear, buttered croissant, and vanilla set the stage for a rich, and full-bodied Chardonnay. The aromas expand with mouthwatering flavors of pear, apple crisp, honeysuckle, toasted coconut, and vanilla wafer. This wine’s balance and… ...
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Foley Johnson Chardonnay Carneros 2016  (#332792)

Chardonnay from Central Coast, California

[ Aromas are concentrated and complex. Notes of grilled peach, pear, buttered croissant, and vanilla set the stage for a rich, and full-bodied Chardonnay. The aromas expand with mouthwatering flavors of pear, apple crisp, honeysuckle, toasted coconut, and vanilla wafer. This wine’s balance and structure coupled with its bright acidity makes it an age-worthy wine to be enjoyed for several years. Enjoy with a succulent roasted chicken and wild mushroom risotto. Barrel aged 10 months American oak (45% new). Alcohol 14.5%. ] Aromas are concentrated and complex. Notes of grilled peach, pear, buttered croissant, and vanilla set the stage for a rich, and full-bodied Chardonnay. The aromas expand with mouthwatering flavors of pear, apple crisp, honeysuckle, toasted coconut,…

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100 points and '#1 Spanish Wine of 2017,' James Suckling: Incredibly floral and beautiful with dark berry, spice, cedar and mint. Chinese plums. Asian spices. Bark. Tea. Full body, dense and so soft and complex. The finish goes on for minutes. Endless and fine. January 2017 release. This reminds me… ...
JS 100
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Vega Sicilia unico Ribera del Duero 2006  (#701836)

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino from Ribera del Duero, Spain

[ 100 points and '#1 Spanish Wine of 2017,' James Suckling: Incredibly floral and beautiful with dark berry, spice, cedar and mint. Chinese plums. Asian spices. Bark. Tea. Full body, dense and so soft and complex. The finish goes on for minutes. Endless and fine. January 2017 release. This reminds me of the gorgeous 1991 or 1964. Drink forever. A wine that you want to spend time with. (1/18/18) ] 100 points and '#1 Spanish Wine of 2017,' James Suckling: Incredibly floral and beautiful with dark berry, spice, cedar and mint. Chinese plums. Asian spices. Bark. Tea. Full body, dense and so soft and complex. The finish goes on for minutes.…

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This 100% estate Pais is from a 200-year-old single vineyard in the Maule region. Sweet notes of plum, almonds, anise, and brown sugar on the nose with hints of pineapple sage, pine nettles, and and brown sugar lead to a smooth, nicely balanced palate. This wine has a wild almost salve quality. ...
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Bastias Pais Matorral Maule Valley 2010  (#701378)

Other Red Wines from Maule Valley, Central Valley, Chile

[ This 100% estate Pais is from a 200-year-old single vineyard in the Maule region. Sweet notes of plum, almonds, anise, and brown sugar on the nose with hints of pineapple sage, pine nettles, and and brown sugar lead to a smooth, nicely balanced palate. This wine has a wild almost salve quality. ] This 100% estate Pais is from a 200-year-old single vineyard in the Maule region. Sweet notes of plum, almonds, anise, and brown sugar on the nose with hints of pineapple sage, pine nettles, and and brown sugar lead to a smooth, nicely balanced…

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$19.88
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