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  • ALTO MONCAYO 2014 VERATON

    Item #: 378524
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 91
    Bodegas Alto Moncayo is a winery located in the area covered by the Campo de Borja Denominación de Origen (DO, wine quality standard). It was found...
    Bodegas Alto Moncayo is a winery located in the area covered by the Campo de Borja Denominación de Origen (DO, wine quality standard). It was founded in 2002 with the aim of turning it into a world reference for Garnacha wines of the highest quality, prepared from native vine clones.

    ‘Veraton’ is the third wine we produce from the Garnacha grape, from vines between 30 and 50 years old, and aged in barrels for 16 months. It is a wine with an attractive collection of balsamic notes, of chocolate and black fruits, very warm in the mouth and an extremely pleasant finish.

    ROBERT PARKER 91 POINTS - "Most of the Moncayo wines tend to sell for higher prices, but the 2014 Alto Moncayo Veraton is their least expensive cuvée, overseen by famous Barossa Australian winemaker Chris Ringland. Made from 100% Grenache, it was aged in 60% new French oak and 40% American oak barrels for 16 months prior to bottling without filtration. This is a 1,500-case cuvée that is pedal-to-the-metal material, as one might expect from Ringland. With an opaque ruby/purple color, beautiful blackberry, charcoal and oaky notes are followed by a modern-style wine with huge fruit, big body, sweet tannin and a long finish. Drink it over the next 5-6 years."
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  • ANGELINE 2016 ROSE OF PINOT NOIR CALIFORNIA 750mL

    Item #: 200780
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The Martin Ray Winery and it's sister brand Angeline has long drawn from a wide array of coastal Pinot Noir vineyards to provide a balanced and bea...
    The Martin Ray Winery and it's sister brand Angeline has long drawn from a wide array of coastal Pinot Noir vineyards to provide a balanced and beautiful red wine. This vintage, they selected blocks from these same vineyards to be trained and harvested for their very first vintage of Pinot Noir Rose. The combination of these selections, which are picked and pressed early in the season to provide bright, vibrant acidity, in addition to the full, fruity saignee, from their North Coast vineyards, has produced a seamless, mouth-watering Rose, that is balanced in both outstanding fruit and refreshing acidity.

    This wine is produced by both whole-cluster pressing as well as saignee method. The latter, they pick ripe, flavorful fruit, crush it to a stainless steel tank, and allow 6-8 hours of contact with the skins to achieve optimal color and flavor before draining the juice to ferment as a Rose. The former is picked early in the season to maintain bright fruit and acids, then sent directly to the bladder press at light pressures. Both styles are inoculated with a specialized Rhone yeast to enhance the natural color and fruit character throughout fermentation. Fermentation is halted immediately upon reaching dry sugar levels to preserve the fruit and aroma.

    This mouth-watering Rose will be certain to exceed expectations. With delicious aromas of watermelon, nectarine, and ruby red grapefruit, complemented by floral notes of lilies and orange blossoms, we challenge you not to be delighted. A fruity front palate of candied strawberries, leads into a crisp, citrus mid, and closes beautifully with a clean, concise acidity on the end. This is destined to be a versatile crowd pleaser.
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  • ANTICA 2013 CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA VALLEY 750mL

    Item #: 200220
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 94
    Nestled high upon Atlas Peak, in the eastern mountains of the Napa Valley lies a majestic property, owned by one of the "royal families" of winemak...
    Nestled high upon Atlas Peak, in the eastern mountains of the Napa Valley lies a majestic property, owned by one of the "royal families" of winemaking; this property is Antica. The name Antica is a combination of the last name Antinori and California, and represents the Antinori family's longstanding desire to craft exceptional estate wines that are a true expression of Napa Valley terroir.

    The Antinori family's winemaking history has been synonymous with the famed wine growing regions of Tuscany and Umbria since its inception more than 600 years ago. The Antinori think beyond a single vintage, and instead, think long term when making decisions that will impact the finished wines. Marchese Piero Antinori first visited and fell in love with Napa Valley in 1966, after which he dreamt of producing an Antinori Napa Valley wine. In the mid-1980s, the opportunity presented itself; a 1,200-acre estate on a high plain, in the eastern mountains of Napa Valley. Antinori knew that the property's Atlas Peak location had great potential for growing quality wine grapes, so the family took part in developing the property.

    Situated above the fog line, the Antica estate offers a mix of steep, rocky soils in its higher elevations and loamy, well-drained soils in the lower ones. There are more than 50 blocks within the estate, a true patchwork quilt that takes advantage of the variations in soil, elevation, and exposure to best match varietal, rootstock, and clone to attain the ideal expression of Cabernet Sauvignon. The high altitude (1,800 feet) means cooler daytime temperatures, which provides a long growing season, and gives the grapes complexity, enhanced textures, and dark colors. The steep, rocky and well-drained soils result into low yields (three pounds) per vine, but the fully ripened grapes show great structure with concentrated fruit, and focused and persistent flavors. Tannins are ripe, balanced, and integrated.

    ROBERT PARKER 94 POINTS - "A beautifully elegant, stylish Cabernet Sauvignon from the Antinori outpost in Napa Valley, their 2013 has a dense ruby/purple color, a beautiful, sweet kiss of pure blackcurrant fruit, licorice and forest floor. Full-bodied, but with creamy texture, sweet, beautifully integrated acidity, tannin and alcohol, this is an impressively well-crafted wine that’s drinkable now, but should evolve nicely for another 15-20 years."
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  • AUSPICION 2015 CABERNET SAUVIGNON CALIFORNIA 750mL

    Item #: 201075
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Auspicion is a proprietary label crafted by Opici Wines honoring the history of California winemaking. Fresh and fruit-forward selections are produ...
    Auspicion is a proprietary label crafted by Opici Wines honoring the history of California winemaking. Fresh and fruit-forward selections are produced using grapes sourced from the finest varietals across northern California (this Cab is sourced from Napa, Lodi and Paso Robles). Brought to you by the Opici family, this collection embodies their tradition of delivering top quality wines at an excellent value.

    Opici Wines (founded in 2013) is an importer and producer of fine wines, artisanal spirits and craft beers from around the globe. They were named "Importer of the Year" in 2014 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in their annual Wine Star Awards-- so they know a thing or two about great wines. That they were able to make a California Cab that's as good as this wine is, for the price we are able to sell it for, is simply amazing! We sampled a few different bottles to make sure it's the real deal and are happy to report that in no uncertain terms, it is!

    Tasting Notes - In the nose, sweet notes of strawberry, cherry and red plum are tempered with light wood spice and fruit leather. The palate has a soft entry filled with sweet fruits echoing the nose, balanced with silky tannins and light acidity. Red berries and cherry kirsch are topped with a touch of cocoa nibs and vanilla; the fruit flavors are the star of the show as the finish lingers nicely. This is a balanced, beautiful Cab that pairs with not only summer foods (barbecued meats, charcuterie, picnic foods), but also warm weather.
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  • BUTTER (by JAM CELLARS) 2015 CHARDONNAY CALIFORNIA 750mL

    Item #: 232390
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Owners John and Michelle (JaM) Truchard have created quite a following in a relatively short amoun...
    Owners John and Michelle (JaM) Truchard have created quite a following in a relatively short amount of time. With the name of their wine label being called JaM, they employed the help of winemaker Rob Lloyd to produce a rich, jammy style of Cabernet. Well, that wine was a huge hit, and since Rob knew a thing or two about making Chardonnays, it only made sense that this white wine should be called "Butter". As the name implies, this is a rich, buttery style of Chardonnay laced with aromas of baked lemons and mandarin oranges mingle with a hint of spice and smoke. The palate begins with crisp pineapple, bright citrus and ripe melon while a soft creaminess rounds out the finish. This Chardonnay is ready for immediate enjoyment and is suited to a wide variety of foods including white fish, smoked salmon and creamy pasta dishes.
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  • CIACCI PICCOLOMINI D'ARAGONA 2012 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

    Item #: 303350
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 93
    James Suckling: 94
    JAMES SUCKLING 94 POINTS - "Wow. I love the texture and beauty of this young Brunello. Medium to full body with a...
    JAMES SUCKLING 94 POINTS - "Wow. I love the texture and beauty of this young Brunello. Medium to full body with a dense and tightly compacted palate. Dried cherry light cedar and chocolate. It goes on for minutes. Gorgeous now. Excellent acid fruit balance, but will improve with age."

    WINE ADVOCATE 93 POINTS - "The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautifully finessed and elegant wine. It offers a very pleasing sense of balance in which no one characteristic overpowers the next. A dark ruby appearance gives the wine an open and inviting personality. The bouquet produces a subtle medley of wild berry, blueberry, underbrush and toasted almond aromas. The mouthfeel is lean, but it also shows polished and silky persistence. If you don't have the patience to wait, it tastes great even at this early stage."
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  • COLTIBUONO 2015 CETAMURA

    Item #: 330290
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    James Suckling: 90
    If Cetamura by Badia a Coltibuono is any indication, the hype of the great 2015 vintage in Tuscany is justified. Here is our first look into how w...
    If Cetamura by Badia a Coltibuono is any indication, the hype of the great 2015 vintage in Tuscany is justified. Here is our first look into how well Sangiovese performed in what is being described as ideal growing conditions. Coltibuono's entry-level Chianti displays a wonderful bright fruit character while maintaining freshness. Cetamura is a perfect wine to keep on hand and is fantastic with food, especially Italian cuisine such as pasta, pizza, risotto and cheeses, but is also very enjoyable on its own.

    Coltibuono produced Cetamura with the intention of creating a young wine for every day consumption. This traditional blend of Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes does not see any oak, preserving the fresh fruit character of the grapes. Cetamura is medium-bodied with moderate alcohol (13% ABV) and a refreshing fresh fruit quality resulting in a wine that is harmonious and balanced.

    The name Badia a Coltibuono translates to Abbey of the Good Harvest and the estate dates back to the middle of the eleventh century. The historic knowledge and winemaking skills have been passed down through the years and reveal themselves in every glass of wine. We have become huge fans of the wines from Badia a Coltibuono. In fact, we enjoy them so much we usually have three different tiers from this estate available at the store at any given time.

    One would be hard pressed to find a better “everyday drinker” from Tuscany. Cetamura is an “off the charts” Chianti value and the affordable price only enhances our pleasure. Salute!

    Medium ruby in color. On the nose, this wine has aromas of red cherry, dried plum, black tea and subtle notes of leafy underbrush. On the palate, the wine is dry, medium-bodied with well-balanced acidity and soft, easygoing tannins. Flavors of cherry, wild berries and licorice linger on the persistent finish. The wine is fresh, very pleasing and ready to drink.

    JAMES SUCKLING 90 POINTS - "A fine and silky red with plum and chocolate character, medium body and a fresh finish. Real Chianti."
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  • DOMAINES OTT 2016 COTES DE PROVENCE ROSE CHATEAU DE SELLE

    Item #: 373867
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Domaines Ott is back in stock! Every year, our customers anxiously await the release of this highly sought after rose. This world class wine...
    Domaines Ott is back in stock! Every year, our customers anxiously await the release of this highly sought after rose. This world class wine is always the latest rose to be released, but was exceptionally tardy this year. As a result, we have fielded hundreds of phone calls and in person inquiries asking when "Ott" will arrive. The wait is finally over and we now have plenty in stock, including a supply in our refrigerated "cold box" near the front registers making it easy to grab a bottle and go!

    Domaines Ott has built a reputation as a must-have dry rose known for its great depth of flavor and thirst-quenching deliciousness. The attractive hourglass shaped bottle contains a wine which has captured our hearts and our palates. This versatile quaffer is a must have for barbecues or to enjoy when lounging around the pool. It is also famously food friendly and pairs well with almost any dish.

    This is a great rose to stock up on and enjoy throughout the year!

    Pale orange in color with peach highlights. Expressive aromatics with notes of white orchard flowers, citrus and red berries leading the charge. On the palate, this wine is dry, medium-bodied, silky and refreshing. The flavors draw you in with strawberry, raspberry, citrus fruits, white peach and wonderful minerality that culminate in an impressive long-lasting finish. Grenache with Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvedre.
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  • EL NIDO 2014 CLIO

    Item #: 377064
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    We always look forward to any new release from any of the Gil Family Estate wineries-- their group of small family wineries, scattered throughout t...
    We always look forward to any new release from any of the Gil Family Estate wineries-- their group of small family wineries, scattered throughout the Spanish geography, have an excellent track record with our staff, customers and palates. If anything, the 2014 "Clio" exceeded our expectations in its depth, character and quality. Clio is a blend of 70% Monastrell from very old vines and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are harvested in small baskets to prevent bruising. The juice spends 24 months aging in new American and French Oak barrels.

    Inky purple/black in color, Clio seemingly shines in the glass. The nose is filled with spice, mineral earth, cassis and black cherry fruit, charcuterie, dark florals, mesquite, vanilla, chocolate and a melange of mixed, concentrated dark fruits and berries: lots going on! Upon tasting, the lush mouthfeel is enwrapped with the dark fruits found in the nose: cassis, blackberries, black cherry. The tannins are smooth and the acidity is excellent and uplifting-- great structure in this wine. This is such a zen wine-- it's a paragon of balance and so comfortable in its skin. The flavors, textures, scents, tannins and acidity work together, lifting the totality of the wine to a pinnacle they wouldn't be able to hit on their own. This is why we look forward to releases from the Juan Gil family of wines-- they tend to be, like this one, stunning.
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  • FIREBALL CINNAMON WHISKY 1.75L

    Item #: 101218
    Bottle Size: 1.75L

    Regular Price: $29.99

    Special Price $23.99

  • FUZZY'S 101 RUNNING PATRIOTIC LIMITED EDITION 750

    Item #: 110969
    Bottle Size: 750ml

    Regular Price: $29.99

    Special Price $24.99

  • GARAGE WINE COMPANY 2016 PAIS

    Item #: 381907
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 91
    Garage wine company was born out of an independent spirit, as Derek Mossman, his wife Pilar and friend Dr. Alvaro Pena embarked on their winemaking...
    Garage wine company was born out of an independent spirit, as Derek Mossman, his wife Pilar and friend Dr. Alvaro Pena embarked on their winemaking endeavor back in 2001 in the garage. Derek Mossman had grown tired of making wine for his corporate outfit by formula and wanted to craft something unique and small-scale that represented its place.

    Since their inception every bit of the winemaking has been done naturally—organic or sustainable fruit sources that are often dry-farmed and always hand-harvested, while in the winery only using native yeasts and neutral barrels—and even the bottling was from recycled glass. Their efforts spilled over and encouraged other winemakers to follow suit—Garage Wine Company was the founding member of the MOVI (Movement of Independent Vintners), which pioneered a new set of more conscientious winemakers that prize quality over quantity. Something exceedingly rare in Chile.

    From a hobby that yielded only a hundred cases (in small lots) in the beginning, Garage Wine Company has now gone on to garner praise from international critics for its ability to make compelling wines from well-maintained sites in the Maule, Maipo and Itata Valleys. (91-95 Points across the line from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)

    That is why it is particularly exciting to offer one of their latest wines: The 2016 First Salvo Ferment País.

    País holds a special significance for Chile where it's known as the Mission grape or Pipeño, first coming over from Spain in the 1600's for the purposes of making wine for the Catholic Mass. It has now taken on a Beaujolais-like fervor for Chilean wine drinkers. Fresh, fruity and easy that could be best served with a little chill.

    Garage Wine Company’s País is no exception; there is no carbonic maceration, but plenty of primary red fruits like raspberry and red cherry with slight leaf and spice notes and tremendous acidity to deliver a clean, fresh and persistent finish. But don’t just take our word for it, as it was also given 91 points by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.

    WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS - "I also tasted the second version of the single ferment País, the 2016 País. There is more freshness here, and it's not only the year. In this second ferment they increased the amount of fruit from Triquilemu. There is a note of pencil lead, unusual acidity for País and very good freshness."
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  • GLENLIVET 12YR 750ML

    Item #: 111610
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made using barley sourced from Crisp Maltings, Portgordon (Portgordon is a village in Moray, Scotland). Afte...
    Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made using barley sourced from Crisp Maltings, Portgordon (Portgordon is a village in Moray, Scotland). After the barley has been malted and mashed, it is fermented in wooden washbacks for approximately two days. The wooden washbacks used by Glenlivet are more difficult and expensive to maintain as compared to the stainless steel washbacks used by most Scottish distilleries, but impart a distinctive, floral quality to the whisky.

    After the barley has been fermented, it is distilled twice - first through Glenlivet’s wash still, and then again through Glenlivet’s spirits still. Originally designed by George Smith, the copper-pot stills have a unique, lantern-like shape, which encourages contact between the whisky and the copper. The copper strips the whisky of any impurities it may have, and provides for a lighter and more pure flavor profile.

    Following distillation, The Glenlivet 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky - part of Glenlivet’s Classic Range - is matured in a mixture of cask types, including American Oak and European Oak. In particular, the American Oak lends the whisky its vanilla character and distinct smoothness, while the 12 years spent inside both barrels gives the whisky aromas of honeysuckle and summertimes fruits, along with notes of fresh pineapple and bitter cocoa on the palate. The whisky has a rich, creamy finish filled with lasting touches of hazelnuts and marzipan.
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    Regular Price: $39.99

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  • HACIENDA MONASTERIO 2013 CRIANZA

    Item #: 381229
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 95
    Hot off the press, we just received the 2013 Hacienda Monasterio which garnered a huge 95 Point score from the Wine Advocate. The publicatio...
    Hot off the press, we just received the 2013 Hacienda Monasterio which garnered a huge 95 Point score from the Wine Advocate. The publication singled out Monasterio as, "clearly among the best wines of the vintage." This Spanish blend is comprised of 80% Tempranillo rounded out with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is always terrific, but they outdid themselves this vintage with very strict sorting of their grapes. As mentioned in the lengthy review, Monasterio did not bottle a Reserva or Reserva Especial, so all of their very best grapes made it into this wine. The depth and purity of fruit flavors are evident in every sip you take.

    Hacienda Monasterio is a 150-hectare estate located between Pesquera and Valbeuna de Duero in the D.O. Ribera del Duero. At the end of the 19th century, this property was owned by the Lecanda family, who were the first owners of Vega Sicilia. The estate was purchased by Carlos del Rios in the early 1990s. His wine background is rooted in Jerez, as his family has been in the sherry business for decades with Tio Pepe and now the Gonzalez-Byass.

    Carlos built the current winery in 1991 with French architect Philippe Mazieres who designed the spectacular cellars for Chateau Margaux and Chateau d'Yquem. Peter Sissick (of Pingus fame) has served as consulting winemaker since the estate's beginning with local winemaker Carlos de la Fuente. Vineyards are planted primarily to Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) and specifically to three types that are based on very old selections. The vineyards are ideally situated on limestone soils with a south facing exposure.

    Hacienda Monasterio is a delicious wine that possesses power and intensity while maintaining finesse and complexity. It can be enjoyed now or over the next 10 years or so. Salud!

    WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS - "The wonderful 2013 Crianza from Hacienda Monasterio is one of the great successes from a challenging vintage that resulted in a heterogeneous collection of wines, where you can find the best and the worst. 2013 was a shorter vintage and they didn't do a Reserva or Reserva Especial that year, so the very best grapes from their estate vineyards went into this Crianza. In fact, they sold 40% of their production in bulk. The final blend was 80% Tempranillo and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and they didn't use any Merlot this year. It's a very precise vintage, with symmetry and a chiseled mouthfeel coupled with very good acidity, a little higher than in 2014 and with half a degree less of alcohol. The Monasterio vineyards are south-facing, the warmer exposure in the northern hemisphere, so they have an advantage in cooler years such as this 2013. Since 2012, the vineyards are organically certified, even if they have always been worked that way; the only difference is that they are now officially certified. The fruit is red rather than black and the tannins are super fine and elegant, providing for that laser-cut precision. This is clearly among the best wines from the vintage. In a way it reminded me of the 1996. The severe selection resulted into 134,560 bottles, way below the average, and it really paid off. Bravo!"
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  • HAHN 2015 PINOT NOIR SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS 750mL

    Item #: 228290
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The Hahn Family has been farming in the Santa Lucia Highlands area since the late ‘70s with land purchased to graze livestock. It didn’t take long ...
    The Hahn Family has been farming in the Santa Lucia Highlands area since the late ‘70s with land purchased to graze livestock. It didn’t take long for Nicky Hahn to see a much greater potential for his acreage and by 1980 had produced his first wine. The region’s climate was unique from surrounding areas and over the next 8 years it gained its status as an AVA thanks to Nicky Hahn leading the charge. Over the years the family has acquired additional Vineyards in the region totaling 650 acres all sustainably farmed and family operated.

    The result is a Pinot Noir that opens with alluring aromas of black cherry and dark currant. What follows are intense black fruit flavors balanced by ripe red plums and a hint of allspice. A slight acidity beautifully highlights the supple tannins and long finish.
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  • JAMIESON RANCH 2014 CABERNET SAUVIGNON "DOUBLE LARIAT" NAPA VALLEY 750mL

    Item #: 232380
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 91
    Jamieson Ranch Vineyards is the southernmost winery in the Napa Valley. The property's rolling hillsides and vineyards were formerly Part of Genera...
    Jamieson Ranch Vineyards is the southernmost winery in the Napa Valley. The property's rolling hillsides and vineyards were formerly Part of General Mariano Vallejo's Rancho Suscol in the mid-1800's. Today, the ranching tradition continues with cattle grazing the hillsides, an apiary, and of course, prime vineyards. The soils are clay loam, which means the grapes will help give rich fruit profiles to the finished wine. Also, the excellent water drainage in the ground means smaller berries which helps to intensify color, aromas, and flavors. Combine this with the owners being good stewards of the land, along with the help of a fantastic winemaking, and you have some of the ingredients for producing amazing wine!

    Most of the southern portion of the Napa Valley tends to be on the cool side, and prime location for grapes such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. But there are some warm pockets here-and-there where Bordeaux varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot thrive just as well as the rest of the valley. Jamieson Ranch sits in one of those pockets, and boy have they hit a home run with their Double Lariat Cabernet!

    ROBERT PARKER 91 POINTS - "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Double Lariat displays plenty of sweet black cherry and cassis fruit, velvety, light tannins, medium to full body and an up-front, consumer-friendly style that begs for consumption over the next 7-10 years. This is no wimpy offering at 14.7% natural alcohol and may actually last far past a decade. It's a sleeper of the vintage and a reasonably good value from Napa."
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  • KETEL ONE VODKA 1.75L

    Item #: 162036
    Bottle Size: 1.75L
    HollandKetel One is the smoothest vodka imaginable. Born of a gentle coal fire under the watchful eye of a Master Distiller, Ketel One is created i...
    HollandKetel One is the smoothest vodka imaginable. Born of a gentle coal fire under the watchful eye of a Master Distiller, Ketel One is created in limited quantities to preserve its exceptional quality. Only the heart of the distillate, the center of each batch, is considered fine enough to be called Ketel One. The first 100 gallons, and the last, are separated and discarded as being either too harsh or too weak. What remains is consistently the smoothest and most elegant Vodka available. This special technique is time consuming and costly but can only be accomplished by using potstills. The result more than justifies the added care and expense as is readily apparent with the first sampling of Ketel One.

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    Regular Price: $39.99

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  • LAFAGE 2015 NARASSA ROUGE LIEU DIT

    Item #: 345898
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 91-93
    Jean Marc Lafage who is unquestionably one of the best value producers in France, if not the world. You may recall his Syrah/Grenache blend Bastide...
    Jean Marc Lafage who is unquestionably one of the best value producers in France, if not the world. You may recall his Syrah/Grenache blend Bastide Miraflors which was a customer favorite and one of our top wines of the year.

    The Advocate's Dunnuck writes, "When it comes to quality-to-price ratios, no one does it better than proprietor Jean Marc Lafage. Located just outside of Perpignan, this estate has a wealth of old vines and vineyards to pull from, and the addition of a massive new winery is only going to give them even more control. While it's easy to write off these value-priced releases as fruit bombs, please taste the wines! They have beautiful purity of fruit, impeccable balance and each release has their own unique character. At the prices, these are no-brainers."

    The 2015 Narassa is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah sourced from old vines and combines the generosity of Grenache with the savory complexity inherent to Syrah. Narassa received a Wine Advocate score of 91-93 points and is a wine that definitely over delivers for the price-point.

    WINE ADVOCATE 91-93 POINTS - "Notes of cassis, toasted spice, chocolate and licorice all emerge from the 2015 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lieu Dit La Narassa, which is 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah brought up in demi-muids. This hedonistic, downright sexy, ripe and layered beauty will drink nicely right out of the gate. It’s packaged in an ungodly heavy bottle that could substitute for a baseball bat."
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  • LAFAGE BASTIDE MIRAFLORS 2014 VIEILLES VIGNES

    Item #: 345691
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 92
    "I've raved time and time again about the quality - and value - coming from Domaine Lafage's Jean-Marc Lafage." - Robert Parker

    The 2014...

    "I've raved time and time again about the quality - and value - coming from Domaine Lafage's Jean-Marc Lafage." - Robert Parker

    The 2014 Lafage Bastide Miraflors is "A Steal" and "One to buy by the case." - Robert Parker

    The 2015 Lafage Narassa is a "hedonistic, downright sexy, ripe and layered beauty."

    We're thrilled to have the 2014 Bastide Miraflors back in stock as this Syrah/Grenache blend is a customer favorite and one of our best-selling wines of the year. This gorgeous wine from the Cotes du Roussillon is bursting with fruit and enticing drinkability. Robert Parker thoroughly enjoyed this wine and called it "a steal" with "amazing fruit, purity and authenticity" before stating, "This is one to buy by the case."

    The wines from Domaine Lafage are undoubtedly some of the greatest values in the world. The estate has created custom cuvees with its importer Eric Solomon and is producing absolutely gorgeous wines. They have beautiful purity of fruit and impeccable balance. We continue to be astounded Lafage is able to make such terrific wine at incredibly low prices. At $12 this wine is a steal.

    ROBERT PARKER 92 POINTS - "A steal from Lafage is the 2014 Bastide Miraflors, which is a Cotes du Roussillon, and a blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache, with the Grenache aged in concrete tanks and the Syrah in 500-liter demi-muids. Lafage makes more expensive wines than this, but certainly excels with his value lineup. He has really hit a home run with this 10,000-case cuvée. It is deep, ruby/plum/purple, with fresh notes of blackcurrants, plums, Provençal herbs as well as licorice. Deep, medium to full-bodied, with amazing fruit, the purity, authenticity and Mediterranean upbringing of this wine are obvious. Quite deep, round and succulent, this wine should drink well for another several years. This is one to buy by the case."
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  • LE PICH 2014 CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA VALLEY 750mL

    Item #: 237250
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Aromas of black plum, blackberries, blackcherry, lilacs and graphite. This full-bodied 100% Cabernet is rich and beautifully balanced with flavors ...
    Aromas of black plum, blackberries, blackcherry, lilacs and graphite. This full-bodied 100% Cabernet is rich and beautifully balanced with flavors fully ripened black fruit, floral notes, and melted chocolate and leading to an explosive long finish. This is every thing you would expect from the winemaking team of Steve Matthiasson and Julien Fayard (Philippe Melka's previous director of winemaking at Lail, Gemstone, Vineyard 29 and more). Only 400 cases made!
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  • MACALLAN 18YR 750

    Item #: 117760
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    The Macallan 18, an aristocrat in the pantheon of well aged whisky, one of the biggest names in single malt Scotch and always a welcomed dram for a...
    The Macallan 18, an aristocrat in the pantheon of well aged whisky, one of the biggest names in single malt Scotch and always a welcomed dram for anyone! With a nose of dried fruits (cherries, raisins, currants and darker tree fruit) with ginger, vanilla and toasty oak The Macallan 18 invites you to imbibe. The flavors to not disappoint, instead the burst into activity showing you the aromas as a palate dance and adding vibrant spice, toffee, roasted nuts wrapped, of course, in rich sherry-very nice. The finish lingers softly iterating the overall harmonious display of taste in a delicate fade that further reveals sweet earthy tones. The aftertaste is evocatively brisk with nuttiness and layers of oaky vanilla.
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    Regular Price: $259.99

    Special Price $239.99

  • MAS D'EN COMPTE BLACK SLATE 2014 PORRERA PRIORAT

    Item #: 381825
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 92
    We just secured an allocation of the 2014 Black Slate Porrera, which is an amazing red wine and perhaps the most coveted of the reasonably priced b...
    We just secured an allocation of the 2014 Black Slate Porrera, which is an amazing red wine and perhaps the most coveted of the reasonably priced bottlings from Priorat. Black Slate Porrera offers a rich, hedonistic expression of mouth-coating deliciousness with exceptionally smooth and polished tannins. The lush dark fruit envelops the palate while somehow maintaining incredible balance.

    The Black Slate wines are brought in by Eric Solomon who imports well-regarded wines from Spain as well as France. For his pioneering efforts, Eric has been recognized by Robert Parker as his Wine Personality of the Year. Parker also wrote, “I first tasted with Eric in 1991/1992, and I have watched him grow as an importer to the point where he may be the finest in the United States.”

    WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS - "Part of the collection from different villages from Priorat, Cellar Cal Pla produced a 2014 Black Slate Porrera, which is a blend of 50% Garnacha with 40% Cariñena and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a village wine from 20- to 30-year-old vines on slate soils fermented in stainless steel and concrete vats and matured in 225- and 300-liter oak barrels (80% French oak, 20% Hungarian) for one year. The nose is beautiful, combining violets, a hint of beef blood, something ashy and an organic, soil note, developing a smoky bacon twist with time in the glass. The palate shows good integration of the oak, better than in the majority of wines from this winery. Beautiful flowers appear with time and made me go back to the glass again and again. There are 35,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in mid-June 2016."

    Our notes - "The nose leads with dark red fruits, black pepper, cured meats and balsa wood. Tasting showcases a lush mouthfeel, beautiful viscosity loaded with big, forward, jammy fruits that are kept balanced by fine tannins and acidity. Black raspberry, persimmon, black berry, black cherries...all enveloped by dark spices and subtle earth. Sweet but balanced; such a lovely summer sipper ready for sunsets and evening stars, campfires and memories."
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  • MOUTARD BRUT GRANDE CUVEE

    Item #: 376488
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 90
    JOHN GILMAN 92+ POINTS-"The new release of Moutard Grande Cuvée is made from one hundred percent pinot noir and does...
    JOHN GILMAN 92+ POINTS-"The new release of Moutard Grande Cuvée is made from one hundred percent pinot noir and does not undergo malolactic fermentation, prior to being aged on its lees for three years prior to disgorgement. If my math is correct, the new bottling is based primarily on the 2010 vintage, and the wine offers up a simply superb bouquet of apple, a touch of quince, fresh-baked bread, incipient notes of almond skin, marvelously complex soil tones and a gently floral topnote. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied, focused and still quite youthful, with a superb core of fruit, very refined mousse, excellent balance and fine grip on the very long and youthfully complex finish. This does not quite have the same early mid-palate generosity of last year’s version (based on 2009 fruit), and I would opt for giving it a year in the cellar to start to really hit on all cylinders. A stellar bottle of non-vintage Brut."

    WINE ADVOCATE 90 P0INTS - "I was quite taken with the wines I tasted from Moutard this year. The NV Brut Grande Cuvee (Pinot Noir) emerges from the glass with high-toned notes of Mirabelle plums, kirsch, crushed flowers and sweet herbs. There is an exotic quality to the Grande Cuvee that is totally beguiling. Intensely aromatic and layered through to the finish, the Grande Cuvee impresses for its delicate, feminine personality and overall balance. This release is based on the 2009 vintage with the addition of 30% reserve wines. Dosage was 10 grams per liter. Disgorged July 2012. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015."

    Moutard is a small, family-run estate located in Buxeuil, in the heart of the Cote des Bar (Department of the Aube) about sixty-five miles south of Epernay. The families of Champagne Moutard have been living in Buxeuil since the mid 17th Century, and have a long tradition of grape farming and Champagne production. The Cote des Bar's mix of clay and limestone soils is particularly well suited to Pinot Noir production and this Grand Cuvee makes perfect poster child for the area. It is a 100% Pint Noir blend that was vinified in stainless steel without malolactic in order to preserve its fruit character and cut.
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  • NEWTON 2014 CHARDONNAY "UNFILTERED" NAPA COUNTY 750mL

    Item #: 246970
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 94
    ROBERT PARKER 93 POINTS - "John Kongsgaard told me that when the unfiltered Chardonnay from Newton was first launche...
    ROBERT PARKER 93 POINTS - "John Kongsgaard told me that when the unfiltered Chardonnay from Newton was first launched in the early 1980s, the fruit came entirely from what is now the Judge Vineyard of Kongsgaard. No wonder that wine was so spectacular in those days. It also had an incredible aging curve as well. This wine continues to be a strong effort. Newton’s unfiltered Chardonnay has been a consistent winner since it was first launched in the early 1980s, when the fruit was coming from what is today John Kongsgaard’s Judge cuvée. Newton is still making this wine unfiltered, and the 2014 Chardonnay Unfiltered is rich and displays beautiful white peach, honeysuckle and tropical fruit, some nice, crisp wet pebble minerality in the background and a full-bodied mouthfeel. Deep, layered and complete, this is a big-time winner.
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  • ONE BARREL RUM 750ML 1 BARREL RUM

    Item #: 165517
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Order 12 bottles or more and get the case discount price of $11.99 per bottle.
    Order 12 bottles or more and get the case discount price of $11.99 per bottle.

    Regular Price: $19.99

    Special Price $12.99

    As low as: $11.99

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