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  1. BELLEVUE MONDOTTE 2016 ST EMILION

    Item #: i_350937
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 96+
    James Suckling: 96
    Jeb Dunnuck: 98 Points
    WINE ADVOCATE 96+ POINTS - "Deep purple-black, the 2016 Bellevue Mondotte has a dark, seductive, opulent nose of star anise, cumin seed, dried roses, incense and cedar chest over a core of plum preserves, baked blueberries, dates and Christmas cake plus hints of unsmoked cigars and tapenade. The full-bodied palate is a behemoth of fruit with a rock-solid frame to match, featuring firm, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing very long and very spicy."

    JEB DUNNUCK 98+ POINTS - "One of the standouts from the Right Bank is the 2016 Bellevue Mondotte, a powerful, full-bodied, structured effort that offers incredible minerality in its blackcurrant, graphite, new leather and burning ember-like aromas and flavors. A blend of 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, from tiny yields and brought up all in new oak, it has remarkable purity and freshness, and is locked and loaded on the palate. Give this monument in the making 4-5 years of bottle age and it will cruise for 2-3 decades in cold cellars."
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    $199.99
  2. CHATEAU BELLEVUE CLARIBES 2016 BORDEAUX

    Item #: i_352745
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    We are always on the prowl for wines that over deliver and offer delicious drinkability at an outstanding price. We have found such a wine with the Chateau Bellevue Claribes from the highly acclaimed 2016 vintage!

    This is the perfect wine for Fall, that wonderful time of year when temperatures settle down from their summer highs and baste the country in cooler climes. The turning of the leaves in their annual Fall display amazes our eyes, and hordes of costumed children (of all ages, really) roam our streets and neighborhoods in their relentless quest for candy.

    Not to mention the culmination of the baseball season, the second month of football and the start of hockey, for the sports-minded among us. Then there are movies and books and all sorts of other seasonal celebrations taking place...which of course, leads us to think of what shall we drink with all this going on?

    Bordeaux to the rescue! As Fall weather and menus change, we tend to gravitate toward one of our favorite red wine regions in the world and we have found a ringer for you to enjoy-- the 2016 Chateau Bellevue Claribes will leave you asking for more.

    This wine is all about fresh, pure fruits, complementary earthiness (think "Bordeaux dust") and spice balanced by excellent body-- that it's just under the ten-dollar mark is icing on the cake. Talk about bang-for-the-buck value-- this wine is an absolute steal!

    The nose is loaded with scents of cherries, plum and red raspberries, dusty earth, red rose and a background hint of incense. The palate reiterates the nose with flavors of cherries and berries in the foreground balanced by medium tannins and uplifting acidity. The mouthfeel is lush in this elegant-yet-powerful wine-- it's a balance of poise, beauty and strength for an out-of-this-world price. Kind of a perfect fit for this month! [And it will pair well with beef, lamb and barbecued meats (AKA tailgate fare) as well as hard cheeses like aged cheddar and pecorino].

    70% Merlot, 20% Cab. Sauvignon, 10% Cab. Franc
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  3. CHATEAU CANON LA GAFFELIERE 2016 SAINT EMILION

    Item #: i_352274
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Spectator: 95
    James Suckling: 96
    Wine Enthusiast: 95 Points
    Jeb Dunnuck: 95 Points
    JAMES SUCKLING 96 POINTS - "The aromas are very complex with sweet tobacco, black truffles, blueberries and blackberries. Subtle. Menthol, too. Full-bodied yet so elegant. Structure with finesse and purity. The tannins are melted in the wine. Fabulous young wine. Try tasting it from 2023."
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    $119.99
  4. CHATEAU DE PARENCHERE 2016 BORDEAUX SUPERIOR

    Item #: i_352175
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    An intense ruby color, the Château de Parenchère Bordeaux Supérieur is full and fleshy with a strong underlying structure. It displays intense red fruit aromas of cassis and black cherry with elegantly soft tannins. There is a great balance between the ripe fruit expression and the wine’s freshness.
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  5. CHATEAU GRAND MAYNE 2016 SAINT EMILION

    Item #: i_352068
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 94
    Wine Enthusiast: 93 Points
    Jeb Dunnuck: 93 Points
    WINE ADVOCATE 94 POINTS - "Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Grand Mayne features fragrant kirsch, redcurrant jelly and black plums scents with touches of garrigue, mossy bark and Sichuan pepper. Full-bodied, rich and densely laden with vibrant red and black fruits, it has a plush frame and very long, earth-laced finish."

    VINOUR 93 POINTS
    JEB DUNNUCK 93 POINTS
    WINE ENTHUSIAST 93 POINTS
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  6. CHATEAU GRESSINA BORDEAUX 2016 CUVEE PIERRE BLANCH BLAYE COTES DE BORDEAUX

    Item #: i_333028
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Merlot based wine from the Cotes de Blaye Bordeaux. Medium bodied with black fruit aromas and an easy drinking finish. Easy drinking with a ton of flavor.
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  7. CHATEAU HAUT LA PIERRIERE 2016 CASTILLON COTES DE BORDEAUX

    Item #: i_351700
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Cherry-red in colour, tinged with ruby, with its generous bouquet, Château Haut La Pierrière is juicy and voluptuous. On the palate, extremely ripe fruit, followed by silky, integrated tannins define this wine, which is so similar to Saint-Emilion in style. A supple, well-balanced wine.
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  8. CHATEAU MONTROSE 2016 SAINT ESTEPHE

    Item #: i_352272
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 99
    Wine Spectator: 96
    James Suckling: 98
    Decanter: 97 Points
    Wine Enthusiast: 97 Points
    Jeb Dunnuck: 100 Points
    JEB DUNNUCK 100 POINTS - "Unquestionably one of the top 2-3 wines of the vintage, the 2016 Château Montrose is a monument in the making. Checking in as a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 7% Cabernet Franc raised in 60% new French oak (the balance was in once-used barrels) and representing a tiny 36% of the production, this deep purple-colored 2016 possesses powerful, incredibly classic Saint-Estephe notes of creme de cassis, graphite, damp earth, lead pencil shavings, and burning embers. With a powerful, full-bodied style on the palate, a huge mid-palate, lots of underlying structure and tannic grip, and perfect balance, this magical wine will need upwards of a decade or cellaring and keep for 40-50 years.

    WINE ADVOCATE 99 POINTS - "Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Montrose is a little youthfully shy to begin, but with coaxing, it unfurls to reveal the most beguiling scents of wilted roses, oolong tea, crushed rocks, wild sage, star anise and candied violets over a wonderfully pristine, well-defined core of crushed blackcurrants, black raspberries and kirsch plus wafts of pencil lead and wood smoke. The taut, muscular, medium to full-bodied palate straddles jaw-dropping intensity and finesse superbly, featuring a solid backbone of ripe tannins and giving a firm frame right through the incredibly long, exquisitely nuanced finish."
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    $179.99
  9. D'ARMAILHAC 2016 PAUILLAC

    Item #: i_352270
    Bottle Size: 750ml
  10. LAFAGE 2016 NARASSA ROUGE LIEU DIT

    Item #: i_345898
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 91
    WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS - "The 2016 Narassa, a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, carries five grams per liter of residual sugar, right at the threshold of normal detectability. As a result, some tasters may find this sweet, while others may see it as a dry wine. I'd opt for pairing it with cheeses at the end of a meal, where its decadently ripe flavors of cherries and chocolate will shine, accented by hints of violets and dried spices."
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  11. LE BLANC SEC DE SUDUIRAUT 2016 BORDEAUX BLANC

    Item #: i_333023
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    ROBERTPARKER.COM: "The 2016 Le Blanc Sec from Suduiraut is a blend of 51% Semillon and 49% Sauvignon Blanc matured in 10% new oak. It has a simple, light lime flower and grapefruit scented bouquet. The palate is fresh and a little reserved on the entry with a taut citrus and green apple finish. Drink over the next two or three years."
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  12. MARQUIS DE MONS 2016 MARGAUX

    Item #: i_352632
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Château La Tour de Mons is a classic wine, elegant and pure and fully respectful of this great terroir of Margaux. With a vineyard planted of 56% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Petit Verdot, Château La Tour de Mons matures for 12 months in French oak barrels. With an intense colour, the wine displays a very broad aromatic range. Elegant and distinguished, this enticing wine has a fantastic potential for ageing.
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  13. MARTINON 2016 ENTRE DEUX MERS

    Item #: i_304704
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    A layered, full-bodied white wine that's expertly made with terrific balance and length. Smoky, like a comforting campfire, and all the stories to boot. Loaded with green apples, hazelnut and some spice.
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  14. PESSAC LEOGNAN DE HAUT BAILLY 2016 PESSAC

    Item #: i_352731
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 90-92
    James Suckling: 92-93
    Decanter: 91 Points
    Wine Enthusiast: 92 Points
    VINOUS 92 POINTS: "The 2015 La Parde de Haut-Bailly is laced with the essence of black cherry, plum, licorice, menthol and grilled herbs. Supple and inviting, the 2015 will drink well upon release, but this deceptively midweight second wine from Haut-Bailly also has more than enough structure to age well for a number of years. The blend is 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc."
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  15. ROUMIEU-LACOSTE 2016 SAUTERNES 375M

    Item #: i_334195
    Bottle Size: 375ML
    **Please note, this is a half sized bottle
    Roumieu Lacoste is light in colour and full of rich aromas of candied fruits and spices on the nose with good length and sweetness on the palate

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