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TORBRECK 11 JUVENILES
TORBRECK 2011 JUVENILES
Item: #377715
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:90
$14.98
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WINE ADVOCATE 90 POINTS - "Torbreck’s 2011 Cuvee Juveniles presents a medium garnet-purple color and vibrant aromas of raspberry preserves, kirsch, black Read More...
and white pepper and smoked bacon with just a hint of damp loam. Full-bodied with plenty of juicy red berry preserve flavors, it has a medium level of silky tannins, refreshing acid acidity and a long peppery finish. Delicious now, it should keep to 2016+."
TORMENTOSO 10 SY/MOURV
TORMENTOSO 2010 SYRAH/MOURVEDRE
Item: #381446
Bottle Size:750ml
$11.95
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Tormentoso is a range of premium, vineyard-focused wines produced by the team at MAN Vintners. "Cabo Tormentoso" (translated as “Stormy Cape” or “Cape of Storms”) is the original name Read More...
for the Cape of Good Hope given to it by the Portuguese explorer Bartholomieu Dias who first rounded the Cape in 1488. The story goes that upon his return home, the Queen of Portugal took an immediate dislike to the name and changed it to “Cabo da Boa Esperança” – the “Cape of Good Hope” as we know it today. There are multiple readings of the word Tormentoso: drama, torment, struggle. All of these seem apt when you consider where their grapes are grown. The vines grow in a dry area with little or no irrigation, but the rocky shale soils of the Agter-Paarl region allow the roots to penetrate deeply, to get to the moisture reserves. The vines have to endure a certain amount of struggle to ripen their grapes, and it's this torment that produces distinctive wines with concentrated flavors and aromas. The nose is a mélange of briar and bramble, earthy tar, dark plum, pepper spice and a subtle minerality, like the scent of oncoming rain. Light brown spices, vanilla bean and grated nutmeg, bring pleasing secondary notes. The palate leads with dark berries and fruits, peppery spice, leather and vanilla oak. Excellent tannins course throughout. A touch of Côte Rotie meets South Africa.
TRIGA 11
BODEGAS VOLVER 2011 TRIGA
Item: #382919
Bottle Size:750ml
$36.98
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Winemaker Chris Ringland and partner Jorge Ordonez have set out to make an explosive, rarified bottlings twice before, with Alto Moncayo & El Nido “Clio.” Triga is the newest of these partnerships, Read More...
this time centered on a local partnership with Tarima/Tarima Hill in Alicante, Spain. The blend is very similar to the early bottlings of El Nido “Clio,” made primarily of extremely low-yielding Monastrell (aka Mourvedre), with a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon added to the blend. The Triga has not been scored yet by Robert Parker, but we’re quite sure it will score big.

Triga is the hedonistic luscious masterpiece that fans of Alto Moncayo and El Nido “Clio” would expect. Look for an inky, purple black color; ripe blueberry and liqueur-like blackberry fruit complimented by a range of exotic spices. Triga overflows with richness and power, but the vineyard sits on a mountain of fossilized chalk. This limestone influence shows with added minerality and a vibrant, red currant-like raciness underlying the fruit. This impressive first vintage is worth the attention of any lover of Spanish wine!
TUA RITA 11 PERLATO
TUA RITA 2011 PERLATO
Item: #302641
Bottle Size:750ml
$28.95
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WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS - “A pure expression of Sangiovese, the 2011 Perlato del Bosco is beautifully perfumed with accents of forest berry, red rose, Read More...
candied cherry and dried lavender. The 2011 vintage definitely shows an elegant and feminine side with minute aromatic details that come into sharp focus as the wine airs in the glass. The mouthfeel is smooth and plump. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022.”

ANTONIO GALLONI 93 POINTS - “The 2011 Perlato del Bosco is soft, open and accessible. This is a textured, resonant style of Sangiovese typical of the Tuscan coast in its breadth and volume. The warmth and resonance of the vintage comes through in spades. Dark red cherries, licorice flesh out on the dark, savory finish. This is a fabulous effort for the year.”
TURKEY FLAT 12 BUTCHER'S BLOCK
TURKEY FLAT 2012 BUTCHER'S BLOCK
Item: #382554
Bottle Size:750ml
$18.95
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TWO HANDS 11 SZ GNARLY DUDES
TWO HANDS 2011 SHIRAZ "GNARLY DUDES"
Item: #378795
Bottle Size:750ML
$27.99
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We’d been meaning to bring this awesome Shiraz to your attention for some time and were reminded recently after having tasted it again. Honestly, as much as we admire the guys at Two Read More...
Hands for the impressive wines they craft year in and year out, this one really caught us by surprise. The fruit is rich, flavor-packed and fresh with wonderful length and intensity. This is what really well made Barossa Shiraz is all about and we encourage any and all Shiraz, or for that matter new world red wine fans, to jump on this one.


VALL LLACH 10 PORRERA
VAL LLACH 2010 PORRERA
Item: #379482
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:92
$59.98
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WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS - "The 2010 Porrera Vi de Vila, a blend of 70% Carinena and 30% Garnacha, displays a very ripe personality with black Read More...
and blue berries and even hints of black olives and perfumed notes of violets and rose petals. The palate is equally fragrant, big and ripe, but with enough acidity and freshness to make it balanced and even elegant in the context. A gentle giant. Drink 2015-2020."
VALL LLACH 11 EMBRUIX
VALL LLACH 2011 EMBRUIX
Item: #381944
Bottle Size:750ml
$21.98
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Priorat makes massive wines; there is no arguing that. But the allure of the region is its stark beauty and its ability to craft wildly ripe wines that nonetheless retain dryness and Read More...
even balance. This wine is no exception: black plums and raisins give way to some red cherries and bright raspberries, with spice throughout--a typical Priorat rollercoaster ride. Drink soon or in the next few years. -
VENTISQUERO "GREY" 12 GCM
VENTISQUERO "GREY" 2012 GARNACHA-CARINENE-MATARO
Item: #383522
Bottle Size:750ml
$16.95
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The Apalta Valley is a small dog-leg valley branching off the much larger Colchagua Valley, but it may be the most glamorous and desirable region in Chile right now. Ventisquero’s Read More...
parcel sits on a slope of exposed granite and river stones directly uphill from the famed Clos Apalta vineyard. This Grenache-based wine shows the varietal’s core prettiness with pomegranate and exuberant red cherry. Zesty, mouth-filling, and purely delicious.

Two years ago we discovered the Viña Ventisquero line from Chile. At the time we wrote, “WOW, what a lineup-- pure, multi-layered wines at unbeatable values,” adding several wines across many price points. At a recent trade show, we tasted the full line again and knew it was time to buy up, but this time we were most impressed with “the best of the best” selections from the “Grey” Gran Riserva tier and a few prestige bottlings. Ventisquero owns over 4,000 acres across top growing areas in Chile, from Casablanca, Maipo, Apalta, and more. The “Grey” wines represent the best blocks in the best vineyard from Ventisquero’s vast holdings. Winemaker Felipe Tosso is a star in Chile, but for these higher tier wines benefit from the added assistance of consultant John Duval, famed as the man entrusted to make Penfolds Grange for over 20 years. This collection is impressive and drinks well above their price tags that seem downright modest in the American market.
VENTISQUERO 08 "VERTICE"
VENTISQUERO 2008 "VERTICE"
Item: #383113
Bottle Size:750ml
$34.95
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While Ventisquero’s Felipe Tosso and famed winemaker John Duval collaborate on all the Ventisquero wines from the “Grey” label on up, “Vertice” is their special project together. “Vertice” Read More...
comes from the steepest, highest two ridges of the Apalta Vineyard and combines equal measure of Carmenere (Felipe’s specialty) & Syrah (John Duval’s signature variety). The result is a wine that is both inky and immensely full-bodied and graceful with surprisingly pretty notes of violets and boysenberry. The stony, granite-based soils show most clearly in this wine with a long mineral finish and firm, fine-grained structure.

Two years ago we discovered the Viña Ventisquero line from Chile. At the time we wrote, “WOW, what a lineup-- pure, multi-layered wines at unbeatable values,” adding several wines across many price points. At a recent trade show, we tasted the full line again and knew it was time to buy up, but this time we were most impressed with “the best of the best” selections from the “Grey” Gran Riserva tier and a few prestige bottlings. Ventisquero owns over 4,000 acres across top growing areas in Chile, from Casablanca, Maipo, Apalta, and more. The “Grey” wines represent the best blocks in the best vineyard from Ventisquero’s vast holdings. Winemaker Felipe Tosso is a star in Chile, but for these higher tier wines benefit from the added assistance of consultant John Duval, famed as the man entrusted to make Penfolds Grange for over 20 years. This collection is impressive and drinks well above their price tags that seem downright modest in the American market.
VILLA DONORATICO 10
ARGENTIERA 2010 VILLA DONORATICO BOLGHERI
Item: #303931
Bottle Size:750ml
$34.95
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JAMES SUCKLING 92 POINTS - "Deep and bright ruby red color. On the nose rich and complex with flavors of fresh fruits like plums, blackberries and cassis Read More...
accompanied by balsamic hints of licorice, eucalyptus, black pepper and spices. On the palate elegant with fine and structured tannins based on a balanced and reasonable oak aging. Wine of medium structure with fruity taste of dark berries and a long intense aromatic aftertaste in addition to the fresh and minerally character."

Blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot.
VILLIERA 11 EARTH RED
VILLIERA 2011 DOWN TO EARTH RED
Item: #382701
Bottle Size:750ml
$12.95
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A delicious unique blend of 38% Shiraz and 62% Touriga Nacional
This wine is an explosion of spice and dark berry flavours with the tannin caressing the palate. The extra dimension Read More...
of integrated oak was all that was needed to complete the picture of a modern wine that illustrates the art of blending.
VINA ALICIA 08 MORENA
VINA ALICIA 2008 MORENA, CABERNET/CABERNET FRANC
Item: #381996
Bottle Size:750ml
$24.98
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STEPHEN TANZER 92 POINTS - "Saturated medium ruby. Vibrant aromas of black fruits, licorice, minerals and crushed rock. Densely packed but juicy and penetrating, Read More...
with terrific definition and a slatey coolness to the dark fruit and menthol flavors."

(I was reminded of a Spanish wine from llicorella soil.) For all its clarity and perfume, this very young wine is already quite silky. Finishes savory, firm and long, with fine tannins dusting the entire palate. Lovely perfumed lift (from the cabernet franc?) contributes to the impression of grip. Just 350 cases made, from seven fermentations with different clones.
VISTALBA  10 CORTE B
CARLOS PULENTA 2010 VISTALBA CORTE B
Item: #380185
Bottle Size:750ML
$21.99
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VISTALBA 12 CORTE C
CARLOS PULENTA 2012 VISTALBA "CORTE C"
Item: #378106
Bottle Size:750ml
$11.95
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The nose is an enticing blend of red and black berry fruits, cherries and blackberries, surrounded by a midnight garden floral ambiance-- the perfume is captivating! Subtle notes of Read More...
briar and cedar wood with a light touch of mixed spices and tobacco make for a more complex, rich aromatic milieu. The palate continues with the red and dark fruit flavors, suspended in an unctuous body and mouthfeel. Notes of charcuterie and leather meld with silky tannins and appropos acidity leading to a layer of spice and underbrush. The finish is lengthy, tasty and memorable. Bodega Vistalba was built in the year 2002 on a family farm in the heart of Vistalba (Luján de Cuyo), Argentina. The architecture style is “Criollo” or Argentine native style. This blends perfectly into the classic Mendoza terroir. Following the heritage of his ancestors and the traditional winemaking that the first Italian and Spanish immigrants brought to Argentina, this is where owner and winemaker Carlos Pulenta developed his personal undertaking of blending wines involving members of his family, advisors, enologists and a highly-esteemed group of people who knew his land well.
YALUMBA 08 CS SZ "SIGNATURE"
YALUMBA 2008 CABERNET SHIRAZ "SIGNATURE"
Item: #380650
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:91
$39.99
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WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS - "Deep garnet-purple colored, 2008 The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz reveals evolving notes of warm mulberries, plum preserve, Read More...
creme de cassis and black olives with hints of sandalwood, spice box and tobacco. Medium to full bodied and elegantly fruited in the mouth, it’s very well structured with a medium to firm level of grainy tannins and good line of acid, finishing long and layered. It’s just beginning to enter its drinking window and should cellar gracefully to 2021+."
YALUMBA 10 SCRIBBLER CS SZ
YALUMBA 2010 CABERNET SHIRAZ "THE SCRIBBLER"
Item: #380043
Bottle Size:750ML
$16.95
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Fans of our newsletter know by now why we love Yalumba—there is no producer in the new world with a longer tradition of integrity and quality. The “Scribbler” Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz Read More...
blend is modeled after the winery’s celebrated “Signature” blend, but at a more modest price. Look for the firmness and class of Cabernet with notes of black-cherry and crème de cassis. The Shiraz notes in the mix seem a touch more subdued this year with luscious raspberry confit. The Scribbler offers lovely toffee and tea with hints of earth on the nose, closing with a spicy, savory edge on the finish. There are no American reviews yet for the 2010 “Scribbler,” but we found a half-dozen 90+ scores from Australian critics, including 94 points from James Halliday, Australia’s most well-regarded critic.
YANGARRA 11 GSM
YANGARRA 2011 GSM
GRENACHE, SHIRAZ, MOURVEDRE
Item: #378684
Bottle Size:750ML WS:91
$20.98
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