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(N0814-101) 14 AIRFIELD ESTATES RESERVE YAKIMA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON  $21.99
U.S. Newly Available 08/14
20 months in French oak, 40% new. Intense, dark, solid. Good oak, cabernet cassis and cedar.// Firm figured WA cabernet with fruit and oak. Balanced and appealing. Fine tannin. Well crafted. Plenty of oak play. Good, full wood creme influence. Dark and deep and big. Yes. 92+/100.
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(N0814-102) 15 GOLDSCHMIDT VINEYARD KATHERINE ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON  $21.99
U.S. Newly Available 08/14
Tasting Panel 94: 'The grapes hail from Crazy Creek, a vineyard that has been known to produce some iconic wines. Big, bright, blue fruit notes on the nose are meaty, with a chocolate espresso twist. The palate shows dry tannins, but the fruit slips and slides. It's an elegant tooth-coater with a dark chocolate finish. This wine is a little masterpiece that way over-delivers on price-to-quality. $25.'
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(N0814-103) 12 KRUPP BROS. THE DOCTOR NAPA VALLEY RED  $99.95
U.S. Newly Available 08/14
All the Bordeaux varietals here. Elegant, classy. Nice, lavish use of new oak./ Fine textured, fine tannin. Good oak-fruit balance. Giant wine. 95+/100.
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(N0814-104) 13 LIPARITA V BLOCK YOUNTVILLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON  $57.95
U.S. Newly Available 08/14
Wine Enthusiast 95/100. My notes: . Oh love that purple-black antique stuff with purple flowers and fruit. Full charm. Like an Oakville cab but slightly cooler and more floral./ Stylish, well knit, good quality. Refined, long lived. Fully useable too. Super. 95+/100.
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(N0814-105) 14 VARNER FOXGLOVE PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON  $15.99
U.S. Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) Eric Asimov's (NYT) 20 Wines Under $20 - Reds for Winter: 'Bold and intense yet not at all a fruit bomb. It's juicy and balanced, and will go well with steaks and chops.'
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(N0814-106) 14 CRISTOM MT. JEFFERSON WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR  $29.99
U.S. Newly Available 08/14
Sings and soars. 14 crisp. Cristom style and perfect balance. Spicy fruit and delicate oak./ Sleek, tailored lines of the vintage. Roundness to come. 92+/100.
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(N0814-107) 15 MCMANIS FAMILY CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR  $10.99
U.S. Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) Unusually dry, dark, structured, and sleek for this series. No oak on top. Markedly Euro oriented./ Good acid, juice. Food wine. Appetite whetting. Full and good pinot tart cherry. Will soften and spread out nicely. Well liked by the group. 91/100.
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(N0814-108) 16 PARKER STATION MONTEREY-SAN LUIS OBISPO-SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR  $14.99
U.S. Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) 72-16-12. Full, powerful California pinot noir. Lightly reduced still. Lovely Central Coast crispness. Deep pinot cherry./ Yes, a complete Central Coast pinot noir with ideal fruit acid/sweetness balance. Very even handed. 91/100.
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(N0814-109) 12 THURSTON WOLFE HOWLING WOLFE COLUMBIA VALLEY ZINFANDEL  $19.99
U.S. Newly Available 08/14
It's real zinfandel for its raspberry and peppercorn. Cool climate too. Northern. Distinctive./ Yes, quite unlike a zin from any of the California zones. Racy. 91/100..
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(N0814-110) 14 SANS LIEGE GROUNDWORK CENTRAL COAST GRENACHE  $21.99
U.S. Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) 14.7%. 18 months in French oak. Sweet dark strawberry grenache. Real./ Yes, sweet plus 14 black and cool. The alcohol is cooling. Good fruity finish. 92+/100.
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(N0814-111) 13 BERAN SONOMA ZINFANDEL  $22.99
U.S. Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) Sweet and attractive aroma. Good vigor and poise, and 2013 presence. 15.2%. Pleasing polish./ Yes, real and strong 2013, full and right. Power, tannin, extract, cremes, all. 93+/100.
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(N0814-112) 15 TERRA D'ORO AMADOR ZINFANDEL  $17.99
U.S. Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) Large, sweet, singed Amador zin classic. Wow!/ Yeah, roasted raspberry and peppercorn, with power, smoothness, and balance. Total Amador zinfandel. 93+/100.
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(N0814-113) 16 SILVERADO MILLER RANCH YOUNTVILLE SAUVIGNON BLANC  $21.99
U.S. Newly Available 08/14
Wine & Spirits 92: 'This wine's exotic fruit develops past notes of tangerine and cherimoya toward the cool pinkness of grapefruit. A small addition of barrel-fermented semillon lends textural richness, deepening the fruit flavor without adding any overt wood tones. It follows a clean line, the tart structure bringing you back for another sip. Pour it with something meaty, like veal scallopini with mushrooms and cream. $25.'
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(N0814-114) 15 LA CREMA RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY  $29.99
U.S. Newly Available 08/14
Wine Spectator 92: 'Pure and lively, with flavors of lemon meringue, green apple, honeydew and spice. Though rich and dense, this is also elegant. The vibrancy keeps the flavors dancing. Drink now through 2021.'
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(N0814-115) 15 MOOBUZZ MONTEREY CHARDONNAY  $15.99
U.S. Newly Available 08/14
Tasting Panel 92: 'Buttered white-floral petals, lemon and vanilla make up the beautiful perfume for this great-value gem. Weighty and seductive, honeyed white roses, live zest and spearmint become comrades in arms, housed by fine acidity. Camomile and tangerine bring up the rear.$17.'
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(N0814-116) 16 CHATEAU FONTAINE WOODLAND LEELANAU PENINSULA WHITE  $12.99
U.S. Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) Much more accomplished now than when first released in winter. Filling out. Gaining the auxerrois varietal personality that's made it such a star./ That rich, round auxerrois aspect. Maybe even off dry this sunny vintage. Growth to go. 91+/100.
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(N0814-117) 16 CHATEAU FONTAINE SEMI-DRY LEELANAU PENINSULA GEWURZTRAMINER  $12.99
U.S. Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) Best vintage yet. More rose, more glycerol. Barbershop. Most gewurz personality here and maybe even in all Michigan gewurzs ever./ Off dry and luscious. Flavor profile still behind the aromatic intensity. Will grow. 92+/100.
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(N0814-118) 15 RENACER PUNTO FINAL CLASICO MENDOZA MALBEC  $11.99
ARGENTINA Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) Decanter 91/100. My notes: Very sweet fruit syrup and creme. Cherry, berry, licorice./ Luscious, alluring, sweetish, with licorice cut. Great length. Racy, spicy aftertaste. All. 92/100.
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(N0814-119) 14 CARMEN GRAND RESERVA APALTA VINEYARD COLCHAGUA VALLEY CARMENERE  $16.99
CHILE Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) Nice elderberry aroma./ Good concentrated taste of carmenere. Touch of cedar. Very attractive. 92/100.
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(N0814-120) 16 NAUTILUS MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC  $15.99
NEW ZEALAND Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) Oh so fine and full of tropical fruits and flowers. Including tangelo./ The acid doesn't strike on entry but comes roaring forth in the back of the mouth, juicy and intense. What a joyful, singular Marlborough sauvignon. 94/100.
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(N0814-121) 10 MUSTER BAROSSA VALLEY MOURVEDRE  $19.99
AUSTRALIA Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) Est. 1859. Sweetness and maturity of a 7 year old Barossa admirably expressed. Not much traditional varietal character. It's more about bottle bouquet at this age./ Yes, Barossa sweet fruit surpasses mourvedre's tendency toward reductiveness. A big dinner wine with a big bouquet. It won't fall flat soon, but it's certainly ready for meat from the barbie. 91/100.
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(N0814-122) 12 CHATEAU CAILLEVET, GRAVES  $21.99
FRANCE BORDEAUX Newly Available 08/14
60% merlot, 40% cabernet. At Mazeres. Deep and black and feral. Plenty of material. Touch of wood./ Dry but not severe. Some barrel time. A well balanced 12 and classic Graves. 91+/100.
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(N0814-123) 14 CHATEAU GUIRAUD, 1ER GRAND CRU, SAUTERNES HALF BOTTLE  $28.99
FRANCE BORDEAUX Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) Wine Spectator 95: 'Not shy, with unctuous dried apricot, peach and tangerine fruit flavors, augmented with ginger, bitter orange and bitter almond notes that add tension. Expressive, with a floral twinge on the finish imparting lift. Best from 2020 through 2040.'
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(N0814-124) 15 MUSCADET SEVRE ET MAINE SUR LIE, NICOLAS IDIART  $14.99
FRANCE LOIRE Newly Available 08/14
Classic green fruit./ Lots of grip, material, dry extract. Almost hard to swallow. Boy, is this concentrated. 91+/100.
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(N0814-125) 16 SANCERRE LA REINE BLANCHE, JEAN REVERDY  $25.99
FRANCE LOIRE Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) At Verdigny; dispersed vineyards on silex, caillottes, and terres blanches. To start, SO2 closes the nose down and gives a sharpness./ Aeration works wonders, and the palate boasts fetching sweet-tart yin-yang, and flavors of new mown grass and grapefruit. Soft landing. 92+/100.
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(N0814-126) 15 MOULIN A VENT GRAND CRU DOMAINE DES ROSIERS, GEORGES DUBOEUF  $23.99
FRANCE BURGUNDY Newly Available 08/14
Wine Spectator 90: 'A smoky undertone marks the boysenberry, currant and grilled plum fruit in this concentrated, medium-bodied red. Savory spice and herb elements fall in line on the moderately tannic, mineral-laced finish. Drink now through 2022.'
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(N0814-127) 14 MACON LES MORIZOTTES, MARIE-PIERRE MANCIAT  $16.99
FRANCE BURGUNDY Newly Available 08/14
Nice, bright, snappy apple citrus. Crisp and racy. With a complexing lees contribution./ Good body, oomph, extract. Form, acid, balance. Very nice indeed. 91/100.
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(N0814-128) 14 COTES DU RHONE, DOMAINE LES APHILLANTHES  $14.99
FRANCE MEDITERRANEAN Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) Oh, totally racy, peppery, garrigue laden. And cool in 14. Plenty ripe enough. Sweet enough too. Goes with the flow in 2014./ Yes, sweet and ripe and viscous, with a balance of tangy acid. All. Long, spicy aftertaste and lightly tannic finale. 92/100.
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(N0814-129) 13 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE, DOMAINE DU GRAND TINEL  $44.99
FRANCE MEDITERRANEAN Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) 70% grenache, 25% syrah, 5% mourvedre, from the La Gardiole and Palestor lieux-dits; aged 12 months in a combination of small barrels, foudre and stainless steel. Deep, earthy, classic, full bodied grenache-heavy Chateauneuf. One of the best 13s./ Yes, red fruit of grenache. A strong vintage for Grand Tinel. Well balanced. 92+/100.
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(N0814-130) 15 MAURY GRENACHE, SHATTER  $24.99
FRANCE MEDITERRANEAN Newly Available 08/14
A good sweet grenache nose. Very ripe, rich, beautiful./ Outstanding. 92/100.
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(N0814-131) 15 WEHLENER SONNENUHR RIESLING SPATLESE, DR. LOOSEN  $31.99
GERMANY Newly Available 08/14
Wine Enthusiast 92; Wine Spectator 91: 'Lush and very fruity, with good snap to the ripe apple, pear tart and Key lime pie flavors. Some savory notes on the finish, with hints of snap pea and dried tarragon. Drink now through 2030. $34.'
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(N0814-132) 15 KAMPTAL LOIS GRUNER VELTLINER TROCKEN, LOIMER  $14.99
AUSTRIA Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) Wine Enthusiast 90/100. My notes: Soft, mild 15 up front, with accurate apple and legume deep down. Develops a nice limey edge./ Good flavor accuracy and intensity. 91/100.
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(N0814-133) 16 RIAS BAIXAS ALBARINO, BODEGAS AS LAXAS  $17.99
SPAIN Newly Available 08/14
Wine Enthusiast 90: 'Light in color and mellow on the nose, with leesy notes, this always-reliable Albariņo is fresh and kicking with acidity. Apple and peach flavors carry over to a plump finish with lasting stone-fruit and melon notes. $22.'
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(N0814-134) 15 RIOJA TEMPRANILLO, BARON DE LEY  $11.99
SPAIN Newly Available 08/14
Wine Spectator 90 - BEST VALUE: 'A polished texture carries focused flavors of black cherry, licorice, forest floor and smoke in this balanced red. Light firm tannins and lively acidity provide support as this glides to the savory finish. Drink now through 2023.'
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(N0814-135) 14 PRIORAT CEPS NOUS, CELLER PASANAU  $18.99
SPAIN Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) 70% garnacha, 20% merlot, 10% syrah. 6 months in French and American oak barrels. Great freshness and clarity, with light oak and leather in background./ Fine leather, vinosity, power at 15%, and tannin. Good future. 92+/100.
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(N0814-136) 12 BAROLO MARCENASCO, RENATO RATTI  $49.99
ITALY Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) Wine Spectator 93: 'Intense aromas of cherry, tar, wild herb and camphor signal this rich, fleshy red. Cherry fruit comes forward on the palate, while tobacco, licorice and iron notes play supporting roles. The dusty tannins are moderate. Long finish. Best from 2019 through 2032.'
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(N0814-137) 13 BARBERA D'ASTI BATTAGLIONE, RENATO RATTI  $19.99
ITALY Newly Available 08/14
Wine Spectator 90: 'This red needs air to reveal the pure violet, black cherry and raspberry flavors. Racy and long, with ample structure and a fine finish. Drink now through 2019.'
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(N0814-138) 16 TERRAZZE RETICHE DI SONDRIO CA' BRIONE, NINO NEGRI  $34.99
ITALY Newly Available 08/14
A rare example of a Valtellina white wine. Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca) grapes are added to slightly dried Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapes and to Incrocio Manzoni grapes and vinified off their skins. The must ferments and matures for 8 months in French oak barriques, half of them new and the other half used. A good cuvee, balanced and new. Sauvignon snap, hops, herbs./ Sauvignon shows its flavor and so does the new guy, a pinot blanc-riesling cross. Plus some good wood. 91/100.
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(N0814-139) 10 AMARONE CLASSICO TERRE DI SAN ZENO, CORTEFORTE  $57.95
ITALY Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) Statuesque, deep, concentrated. Big, powerful. Raisined, oaky. Everything./ Mammoth, broad, deep. Flavorful, intense, full textured. 95+/100.
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(N0814-140) 15 TOSCANA CASAMATTA, BIBI GRAETZ  $14.99
ITALY Newly Available 08/14
All sangiovese. No oak. Nice, sweet 15 fruit. Cherry. Lightly dried fruit./ Yes, pleasing 15 smoothness. Simple pleasures. Good acid. Light tannin. 90/100.
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(N0814-141) 12 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA DUCALE ORO GRAN SELEZIONE, RUFFINO  $38.99
ITALY Newly Available 08/14
Nice job; harmonious. 12 weight and style. Beautiful proportions; not too much wood. Time in wood. Everything works just right./ Well proportioned palate. Boy, hits ths sweet spot. Good job. 93+/100.
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(N0814-142) 10 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, LA RASINA  $54.95
ITALY Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) Vinous 93/100. My notes: Good, righteous,, straight on Rasina style. Very clear fruit gives it elegance. Beautiful, spot on definition of brunello./ Delicious, lightly oaked. Wow, extra special! 94+/100.
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(N0814-143) 15 FIANO DI AVELLINO RADICI, MASTROBERARDINO  $24.99
ITALY Newly Available 08/14
Wine & Spirits 90: 'This is a weighty fiano with scents of sage and green herb introducing its flavors of fresh pear and citrus. It's woven together by tight lemony acidity, while notes of almond skin add a pleasant bitterness that balances the ripe fruit flavors.'
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(N0814-144) 15 EPANOMI SINGLE VINEYARD MALAGOUSIA, KTIMA GEROVASSILIOU  $31.99
GREECE Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) Wine Enthusiast 92: 'A beautiful nose of melon, pear and flowers starts this exemplary single vineyard Malagousia from the producer who helped put it on the modern map. Rich and juicy melon and pear ion the palate interplays with a snap of acidity, giving this wine complexity and a food-friendly boost.'
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(N0814-145) 16 ROSE D'ANJOU LE PETIT SAINT LOUIS, CHATEAU DE MONTGUERET  $12.99
ROSE Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) Lift, body, freshness. Berries and blossoms./ Fresh, crisp. Apples and flowers. Strawberry; cotton candy. Near dry. First Anjou rose in some time. These used to be the market's staple rose. Drier than the previous norm. Bravo. 91/100.
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(N0814-146) 16 NIEDEROSTERREICH ZWEIGELT ROSE CISTERCIEN, SCHLOSS GOBELSBURG  $16.99
ROSE Newly Available 08/14
Eric Asimov - New York Times 20 Under $20: 'A combination of zweigelt, pinot noir and St. Laurent, it offers aromas of peaches and berries. On the palate it is bone-dry and invigorating, with a bracingly fresh underlying citrus flavor.'
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(N0814-147) WARRE'S WARRIOR SPECIAL RESERVE VINTAGE CHARACTER PORTO  $16.99
FORTIFIED Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) One of the oldest brands. Max 3 years in cask. Grapes from the estate area in the upper Douro. Elegant character of the estate's wines. Noteworthy because of the higher altitude of the vineyards. Sweet pastry fruit. Buxom right now. Lots of oomph./ Roundness, warmth, power. Very juicy and elegant fruit. A total Warre's. I'm never been so impressed. Touch of genius. Black fruit, including elderberry. 92/100.
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(N0814-148) L. MAWBY TALISMON LEELANAU PENINSULA BRUT  $34.99
SPARKLING Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) Big, rugged, open textured, grainy stuff of Krug./ Just a mammoth and impressive sparkling wine. 94/100.
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(N0814-149) PROSECCO BRUT, SENTIO  $14.99
SPARKLING Newly Available 08/14
Wow, ideal. The mousse is nicely fine. Apple and dough. Very nice./ Flavorful and abundant. Not severely dry, but true dry. I'm really impressed. 92/100.
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(N0814-150) JEAN-LOUIS DENOIS PINOT NOIR METHODE TRADITIONNELLE ROSE BRUT  $21.99
SPARKLING Newly Available 08/14
(stocked regularly) A lot of pink fruit. Bottle bouquet too./ Lots of cherry pie and crust flavors. Fruit ample; toasty stuff too. Very fine mousse. Dry, soft, creamy. A champion. 92/100.
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