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(N0206-101) 12 KATHRYN KENNEDY ESTATE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CABERNET SAUVIGNON  $84.95
U.S. Newly Available 02/06
Wine Enthusiast 97 - EDITORS' CHOICE: ‘A thoroughly elegant, serious and yet immensely enjoyable wine that stays lively many days after opening, this bottling from a regional icon shows dried violets, dried strawberry, crushed pepper and touches of leather and soy on the wondrous nose. Lithe black plum and elderberry fruits ride along a tight but forgiving tannic structure, with support from crushed gravel, asphalt, potpourri, sandalwood and cedar flavors. $100.'
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(N0206-102) 14 SMITH & HOOK CENTRAL COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON  $19.99
U.S. Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) Wine Enthusiast 90: ‘Dense blackberry and blueberry-paste scents mesh with dark chocolate, milk chocolate and graphite on the nose of this bottling from the Hahn family. A lush mouthfeel with ample weight unleashes coffee and mocha flavors, blueberry and black cherry fruit, with hints of fudge and a sweet oak touch. $25.'
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(N0206-103) 14 SHAFER NAPA VALLEY MERLOT  $54.95
U.S. Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) 15.2%. Luxurious. Primal merlot fruit padding and exquisite new oak potpourri. 14 race and elegance. Total harmony./ So well crafted, perfectly poised and balanced. Ultra fine tannins. Grace. All. Long, complex finish. 96+/100.
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(N0206-104) 13 FRITZ JENNER SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR  $14.99
U.S. Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) Deep, loaded, complete. Noble reduction. This is something big./ Yes, pure, sweet, reductive. All ripe pinot fruit; no Sonoma Coast tea and tartness. Suave and even textured. Terrific value. List price: $29. 92/100.
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(N0206-105) 13 LUCIA SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR  $42.99
U.S. Newly Available 02/06
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(N0206-106) 13 BREWER CLIFTON STA. RITA HILLS PINOT NOIR  $35.99
U.S. Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) Fresh, bright, and ideal SRH. Cool and bright flowers plus spice. Light oak. All./ Great acid verve, energy. Pleasing body. Racy and charming. 94/100.
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(N0206-107) 13 HERMAN STORY CASUAL ENCOUNTERS PASO ROBLES GSM  $47.99
U.S. Newly Available 02/06
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(N0206-108) 14 SIDEBAR FIELD BLEND RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY RED  $23.99
U.S. Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) By David Ramey. 78% zinfandel, 11% alicante,11% petite sirah. Vines 65 and 125 years old. Good and ripe and juicy RRV zinfandel. Deep, succulent, elegant./ Yes, sweet and elegant; that special RRV zinfandel set. Exotic, aromatic wood overtones. Classic raspberry and peppercorn. Great texture. A total RRV zinfandel experience. So glad to have one back in this market again. 95/100.
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(N0206-109) 13 SEXTANT WHEELHOUSE PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL  $22.99
U.S. Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) Sweet and spicy, woody, 13 solid, well poised./ Powerful, bold, rich, total Paso zinfandel. Everything's properly proportioned. Great piece of work. 93/100.
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(N0206-110) 15 MENAGE A TROIS GOLD CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY  $10.99
U.S. Newly Available 02/06
Tasting Panel 91: ‘The label says it all: rich, indulgent and lavish. We agree. From its flirtatious nose of tropically sweet fruit and spicy cedar to it eye-opening first sip of broad, generous, creamy strokes of ripe pineapple, mango and key lime to a heady finish of buttered brioche. Wow, the blend of Chardonnay, Viognier and Verdelho hits all the unctuous notes. $12.'
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(N0206-111) 14 SANTA JULIA MAGNA MENDOZA RED  $16.99
ARGENTINA Newly Available 02/06
Wine & Spirits 92 - BEST BUY: ‘Magna, Santa Julia's most ambitious wine, shows the firm's change in style. What was, in vintages past, primarily a concentration of black fruit flavors and new wood, today is radiant in red, juicy fruit. Cabernet sauvignon (50 percent of the blend) provides the slightly herbal notes and firm tannins, while malbec adds the red fruit and violet notes that make it so seductive. $18.'
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(N0206-112) 13 ECHEVERRIA GRAN RESERVA MAIPO VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON  $12.99
CHILE Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) 12 months in oak. Shows fine oak. Black cabernet Maipo classic. Cedar and black currant. Loaded/ Suave and flowing and very spicy and flavorful. Soft, so good now. Eager to please cabernet with plenty of baking spices. 92/100.
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(N0206-113) 13 CALABRIA FAMILY THREE BRIDGES RIVERINA DURIF  $19.99
AUSTRALIA Newly Available 02/06
American oak. Sweet and solid petite sirah sort. Yes. 14.5%./ Yes, build over flavor. Some purple plum durif goodness. Valley sweetness. 91/100.
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(N0206-114) 13 CHAMONIX FRANSCHHOEK RED  $16.99
SOUTH AFRICA Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) 47% cabernet sauvignon, 25% malbec, 20% merlot, 8% petit verdot. 18 months in seasoned French oak. Great Art Nouveau label. Clear claret expression. Ripe enough but not New World overboard. Sweet fruit and no horse./ Well, a wisp of saddle leather that's not at all out of place in a Cape claret. Smooth. 90/100.
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(N0206-115) 14 CHATEAU DU HYOT, CASTILLON COTES DE BORDEAUX  $14.99
FRANCE BORDEAUX Newly Available 02/06
60% cab franc, 40% merlot. Good, sweet, rich 14. Bravo. Ripe and revealing thanks to being open a day. Sweet berry fruit./ Good sweet fruit plus sweet and green pepper. Real cab franc dominant claret in a cool, racy year. Sure to appeal to Euro fans. 91+/100.
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(N0206-116) 09 CHATEAU DE MYRAT, 2ME GRAND CRU, BARSAC  $54.95
FRANCE BORDEAUX Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) Wine Spectator 94: ‘This is explosively rich, with almond cream, heather and honeysuckle aromas giving way to mouthwatering lime chiffon, papaya; and dried persimmon notes. Long and expansive, with intense citrus pate de fruit on the finish. Still on the youthfully rambunctious side, so cellar. Best from 2014 to 2030.'
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(N0206-117) 14 COTES DU MARMANDAIS ABOURIOU, LIONEL OSMIN  $14.99
FRANCE BORDEAUX Newly Available 02/06
I like this best of the set of three from obscure SW France varietals. I enjoy the fuller body and strength./ Softer, fuller, rounder. 91/100.
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(N0206-118) 15 SAUMUR CLOS MAZURIQUE, CHATEAU DE BREZE  $14.99
FRANCE LOIRE Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) Yes, 15 ripe and succulent. Plus the cool black fruit of Loire cab franc. Spicy, floral extras. Violets, plums./ Satisfying body and flavor concentration. Gentle acid. Good, long, fruity aftertaste. 91+/100.
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(N0206-119) 15 SANCERRE LES GRIOTTES, ELISA GUENEAU  $25.99
FRANCE LOIRE Newly Available 02/06
Unique and fresh Chavignol area style. Subtle gooseberry, grass, citrus. Not a screaming sauvignon./ Again, the taste and texture are subtle. Adequate acid in a ripe year. Neither too sweet nor too dry. Just right. 92/100.
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(N0206-120) 12 MERCUREY, CHATEAU DE MERCEY  $28.99
FRANCE BURGUNDY Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) Very lovely 2012 Mercurey expressions of black plum and black cherry. Perfect 2012 posture./ Cote de Nuits like pinot. Good acid, tannin. 92+/100.
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(N0206-121) 13 MERCUREY EN SAZENAY 1ER CRU, CHATEAU DE MERCEY  $31.99
FRANCE BURGUNDY Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) More wood and oomph. Cool mint air too./ Yes, fuller bodied and given additional, lavish oak extras. Good ager too. 93+.100.
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(N0206-122) 12 CHOREY LES BEAUNE BLANC LES CONFRELINS, DOMAINE ARNOUX  $25.99
FRANCE BURGUNDY Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) Wood, nut, apple-citrus, grain bin./ Attractive oak seasoning. Positive bouquet development. Good acid for vigor and prolonged life. 92+/100. List price: $39.
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(N0206-123) 14 CROZES HERMITAGE LES LAUNES, DELAS  $22.99
FRANCE MEDITERRANEAN Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) Wine Spectator 91: ‘This has a nicely focused feel, with an iron note keeping the core of raspberry and bitter plum fruit flavors coiled up for now. Mouthwatering acidity drives the finish, letting pepper, violet and savory elements stream through. Best from 2017 through 2024.'
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(N0206-124) 13 RASTEAU PAS DU MEUNIER, DOMAINE DE L'ESPIGOUETTE  $19.99
FRANCE MEDITERRANEAN Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) Very rich Rasteau style. Thick and sweet. Black berries and fruits./ Spicy, peppery, garrigue nuanced. Ample Rasteau black fruit. Classic. Low tannin, medium acid, so ready to serve. Will develop further. 92+/100.
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(N0206-125) 13 ALSACE PIERRES SAUVAGES, VIGNOBLE DE RAVEUR  $16.99
FRANCE ALSACE Newly Available 02/06
By Marcel Deiss. 50% pinot blanc, 25% each pinot gris, pinot noir. Cut apple. In the family. Pinot noir makes full color./ Full, round, ripe, apple and stone fruit of ripe pinot gris. Fat and cool and racy and rich. All. Long and flavorful. 91/100.
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(N0206-126) 13 MERLER KLOSTERBERG RIESLING KABINETT, EDUARD KROTH  $11.99
GERMANY Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) Full Mosel riesling character and texture. Just a little sulphur yet to resolve. Approaching age three and showing no sign of resin yet./ Yes, Mosel race. Extract buffers the sweetness, so it's harmonious in the mouth. No evergreen. Best vintage of this I've tasted. 92/100.
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(N0206-127) 14 NIERSTEINER REHBACH RIESLING SPATLESE, EUGEN WEHRHEIM  $16.99
GERMANY Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) Oh, good textural edge of dry extract. Fabulous class of Rehbach, including the signature tangerine aroma./ Spatlese sweetness and acidity in balance. Glorious, ever-lasting finish. 94/100.
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(N0206-128) 14 MINHO ALVARHINO ARCA NOVA, QUINTA DOS ARCAS  $16.99
PORTUGAL Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) Oh, this sings! Special. Fruits and flowers. Totally fresh. Ripe pear and peach./ Great acid and astringency with light glycerol foil. Balanced in both texture and taste. Full varietal character. A classic. 92/100.
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(N0206-129) 06 RIBERA DEL DUERO RESERVA, BODEGA MONTE-VANNOS  $17.99
SPAIN Newly Available 02/06
Wine Spectator 92: ‘This expressive red delivers dried cherry, licorice, tobacco and orange peel flavors that mingle harmoniously over firm, well-integrated tannins and juicy acidity. A traditional style. Drink now through 2026. $30.'
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(N0206-130) 14 CARINENA GARNACHA CASTILLO DE MONSERAN, BODEGAS SAN VALERO  $8.99
SPAIN Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) Full, sweet, spicy, peppery. Ideal Carinena grenache. Wow./ Great acid and frame, with grenache sweet strawberry and raspberry center. Cracked pepper, raspberry seed zestiness plus round glycerol balance. Yes. 92/100.
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(N0206-131) 11 PRIORAT, VEGA ESCAL  $22.99
SPAIN Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) Carignan, syrah, grenache. Oh, boy, that's a ripe one. Especially for the vintage. Pure, beautiful, ripe fruit. Carignan cherry. Nothing singed or roasted; just beautifully ripe./ Forward, with the levity of the vintage. Ripe, sweet, flavorful. Complete 11 Priorat. 93/100.
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(N0206-132) 12 BAROLO BRICCO AMBROGLIO, PAOLO SCAVINO  $47.99
ITALY Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) Parker 92: ‘The 2012 Barolo Bricco Ambrogio is particularly elegant and polished. The wine offers a subdued aromatic presentation that builds in incremental intensity as it warms in the glass. Bright cherry and blackberry are followed by floral notes of rose hip and dried lavender. Mineral components of crushed granite and smoke linger delicately at the back. Another important element of this wine is its balanced acidity that will serve well in terms of the wine's overall longevity. Drink 2018-2030. $59.
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(N0206-133) 14 VENEZIE CABALETTA, TENUTE FIOREBELLI  $14.99
ITALY Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) Corvina and cabernet. Starts out 2014 tart and tight. Opens and broadens with air./ Yes, becomes full and mellow. Balance of acid and suavity. An altogether attractive mealtime wine. Enjoyed by the group. 91/100.
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(N0206-134) 15 CUSTOZA, AZ. AGR. RONCA DI RONCA MASSIMO  $11.99
ITALY Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) Garganega, trebbianello, trebbiano toscana. New, fresh. Deep and rangy. Lemon custardy garganega nose./ Tart grapefruit and mango reduction. Fabulous fruit range. Unique, special, pleasing. 92/100.
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(N0206-135) 13 BOLGHERI VILLA DONORATICO, TENUTA ARGENTIERA  $26.99
ITALY Newly Available 02/06
Parker 91: ‘The 2013 Bolgheri Rosso Villa Donoratico is an expressive and fruit-driven red wine with added touches of oak spice and smoke at the back (thanks to 12 months in oak). The wine is smooth and silky in approach with a fine sense of balance and integration that is very characteristic of the vintage (which I generally find to be very nicely interpreted in coastal Tuscany). You'll want to buy a couple of cases for when friends and family come over for dinner. Cabernet Sauvignon (50%) with Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot make up the blend. 2016-2020. $28.'
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(N0206-136) 14 GRECO DI TUFO LOGGIA DELLA SERRA, TERREDORA DI PAOLO  $21.99
ITALY Newly Available 02/06
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(N0206-137) 09 ETNA ROSSO ASPIDE, AZ. VINICOLA DESTRO  $18.99
ITALY Newly Available 02/06
Nerello mascalese, 18-24 months in stainless. Fine red wine bouquet without oak or any complications of earth or nerello maraschino./ Great acid and balance at age 7. Toasted cherry and bottle bouquet and acid persistence. Wow Now wine. 93/100.
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(N0206-138) DELGADO ZULETA CREAM SHERRY  $12.99
FORTIFIED Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) Sweet, nutty, figgy, chalky. Not pasty./ Just right power/sweetness balance. Buy. 92/100.
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(N0206-139) 00 QUINTA DO NOVAL NACIONAL VINTAGE PORTO  $595.00
FORTIFIED Newly Available 02/06
Wine Spectator 97: ‘A very fruity aroma leads to concentrated flavors of raspberry, iron, fig, dark plum, slate and smoke. Refined and unctuous, with a deep well of molten chocolate. Long finish. Non-blind Quinta do Noval Nacional retrospective (February 2011). Best from 2012 through 2032. 200 cases made. $795.'
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(N0206-140) BRUNO PAILLARD PREMIERE CUVEE EXTRA BRUT CHAMPAGNE  $42.99
SPARKLING Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) Great finesse and delicacy. A mark of the Paillard style. First one I've tasted in years. Certainly up with the best of the earlier experiences. Not severely dry, as some Extra Bruts can be. This hits the mark. 94/100.
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(N0206-141) LALLIER R.012 BRUT CHAMPAGNE  $44.99
SPARKLING Newly Available 02/06
Wine Enthusiast 91: ‘Although this is a nonvintage wine, it is a blend around 2012, hence the number in the name. Dominated by Pinot Noir, this ripe, full-bodied wine has a tangy texture boosted by acidity that contrasts with rich red apple and crisp pear flavors that give richness. Drink now. $50.'
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(N0206-142) PERE VENTURA TRESOR ROSE BRUT CAVA  $14.99
SPARKLING Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) A lot of personality and pink fruit. Very full, forthcoming, generous. Aims to please. 91/100.
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(N0206-143) CRUZAN AGED RUM (Priced at State allowed minimum, no further discount)  $9.99
SPIRITS (NOT SUBJECT TO DISCOUNT) Newly Available 02/06
(stocked regularly) Wine Enthusiast 90 - BEST BUY: ‘This rum has a pale straw tinge and very mild scents of marshmallow and coconut. Silky and soft on the palate, look for hints of pineapple and coconut braced by ginger and white pepper sparks. Recommended for tropical drinks. $14.'
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(N0206-144) PERVAK HOMEMADE UKRAINE WHEAT VODKA LITER (Priced at State allowed minimum, no further discount)  $16.99
SPIRITS (NOT SUBJECT TO DISCOUNT) Newly Available 02/06
Tasting Panel 92: ‘Soft grain nose, clear, smooth, lush and offering a soft, natural wheat flavor; mellow and clean with balance, spice and a long vanilla-inflected finish.'
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(N0213-101) 13 LYETH NORTH COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON  $14.99
U.S. Newly Available 02/13
Wine Enthusiast 90 - BEST BUY: ‘An ambitious, concentrated, but not oaky wine, this has a very dark color, aromas of black cherries, and ripe but dry flavors of blackberries and dark chocolate. It is medium to full bodied, framed by lots of fine-grained tannins and finishing with more dark fruit. It's a good wine to lay down and drink after 2019.'
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(N0213-102) 13 DE LILLE D2 COLUMBIA VALLEY RED  $35.99
U.S. Newly Available 02/13
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(N0213-103) 14 ELK COVE MOUNT RICHMOND YAMHILL-CARLTON PINOT NOIR  $47.99
U.S. Newly Available 02/13
Wine Enthusiast 92 - CELLAR SELECTION: ‘This deeply flavored wine bursts forth with ripe blueberry, plum and cherry fruit. The mouthfeel is silky and succulent, wrapping the forward fruit into darker flavors laced with minty cacao, licorice and espresso. Drink now through 2026. $60.'
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(N0213-104) 13 MOUNT EDEN SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS PINOT NOIR  $59.95
U.S. Newly Available 02/13
(stocked regularly) Underground Wine Letter - EXTRAORDINARY
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(N0213-105) 13 SANFORD STA. RITA HILLS PINOT NOIR  $32.99
U.S. Newly Available 02/13
Tasting Panel 95: ‘A stunning vintage for this iconic Pinot, showing roses and earth on the nose and transitioning to red tea and pomegranateBa nice balance of tannins and tartness on the palate. Lean, with an acidity that sparks its mineral-graphite tones and feminine floral expression, the elegance and underlying power is impressive. $35.'
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(N0213-106) 13 MURRIETA'S WELL THE SPUR LIVERMORE VALLEY RED  $22.99
U.S. Newly Available 02/13
Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS' CHOICE: ‘An attractive, oaky perfume and melt-in-the-mouth fruit and dark-chocolate flavors make this full-bodied wine hard to resist. It has a luscious, mouth-coating texture, beautifully ripe blackberries and cherries, and a lingering finish. $30.'
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