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URUGUAY


SAM-1365. 09 BOUZA LAS VIOLETA CANELONES TANNAT
Well, that’s kinda sweet for a young one. Blackness but not toughness./ Yeah, good form and frame and extract but not too tight. Useful now. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

ARGENTINA


SAM-1367. 11 CASARENA RESERVA MENDOZA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Tanzer 92: ‘All from 82-year-old vines. Bright medium ruby. Restrained but pure aromas of blackcurrant, bitter chocolate, mocha and peppery herbs. Dense, sappy and deep, boasting a seamlessness in spite of its musky dark berry flavors accented by pepper and herbs. Classic, satisfying and complete cabernet, with a lush, round texture, excellent breadth and length, and very suave, fine-grained tannins. This could do some damage in a blind flight of top Napa cabernets. A steal at the price.’
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

SAM-1368. 10 FABRE MONTMAYOU GRAN RESERVA MENDOZA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Bright, intense black fruit and barrel toast, char. Fabulous combo of fruit and oak, both in spades. 14.5%. 30 year old vines./ Lovely, full blackberry and black currant cabernet personality, plus the fine oak seasoning. Potpourri, barrel age suavity and savor. Powerful. For hearty, even fatty fare. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

SAM-1369. 12 NOEMIA A LISA ALTO VALLE DEL RIO NEGRO RED
Wine & Spirits 93: ‘While this wine opens up in a decanter, broil some steaks, as it’s a malbec that requires some patience. This is intense in both red fruit and in structure—built on acidity and firm tannins. By the time the steak is done, the wine will have integrated perfectly. This comes from a vineyard planted in 1932 in Mainqué, in Río Negro, which Noemía bought shortly after settling in Patagonia in 2001. It’s now the basis of some of the winery’s best wines.’
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

SAM-1370. 11 NOEMIA A LISA ALTO VALLE DEL RIO NEGRO RED (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Wine Spectator 91: ‘A racy red, with an earthy undertow to fresh crushed raspberry, boysenberry and currant fruit that remains light on its feet, with a long, floral finish. Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2016.’
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each (20% off this price)

SAM-1371. 10 BODEGA NORTON PRIVADA MENDOZA RED
Wine Spectator 91: ‘A dense, smoky red, showing a creamy edge to the spicy kirsch, plum sauce and grilled fig notes that mingle with hints of baking spice and medium tannins. Fine length. Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.’
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

SAM-1372. 06 ANDELUNA RESERVA CELEBRACION MENDOZA RED
60% cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot. Aged 12 months in half each French and American oak. Michel Rolland, consultant. Class oak and fruit. Great, sweet spices and depth. Regal wine./ Yes, distinctive and bright fruits, berries. Fine oak. Well developed and classy indeed. Fine tannin. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

SAM-1373. 09 CUVELIER LOS ANDES COLECCION MENDOZA RED
59% malbec, 16% merlot, 15% cabernet sauvignon, 5% each syrah, petit verdot. Big, sweet, singed fruit and toasty-charry-spicy barrel inflences. Mr. Big. Fruit concentration with tar and licorice malbec statements. Classy incense laden oak perfume. Sandalwood. Sweet black currant. Ripe and powerful fruit. Lovely posture and concentration./ Yeah, fabulous ripe fruit concentration and mellow oak and time in oak influences. Large, ripe, balanced, and classy. Like a garagiste’s claret. Wow! Sweet, spicy, fruity, woody. Loaded. Great fruit flavor and feel. Well balanced. Fabulous wine and value. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

SAM-1374. 08 CUVELIER LOS ANDES GRAND VIN MENDOZA RED
Tanzer 92: ‘Bright, full medium ruby. Liqueur-like aromas of blackberry, cassis and licorice complicated by a musky truffley quality. Velvety and rich, with a saline nuance to the highly concentrated dark berry and fig flavors. Finishes with strong, dusty tannins and excellent length.’
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

SAM-1375. 10 CARO AMANCAYA MENDOZA MALBEC-CABERNET
Parker 91: ‘The 2010 Amancaya is a blend of 65% Malbec and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon from several sub-regions, raised for 12 month in French oak (25% new). The Malbec dominates the floral bouquet with dark cherries, violets and strawberry pastilles that is well-defined. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins that lend the Amancaya a silky smooth texture. There is a touch of red peppercorn on the mid-palate with a spicy-tinged finish that is controlled and very focused. This is a classy wine for the price. Drink now-2017.’
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

SAM-1376. 07 CHEVAL DES ANDES MENDOZA RED
Parker 95: ‘There are no doubts about the 2007 Cheval des Andes, always a candidate for wine of the vintage. Composed of 60% Malbec, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the balance Merlot and Petit Verdot, it spent 18 months in new French oak. This leads to an enthralling nose of sandalwood, floral notes, exotic spices, a velvety texture, complex flavors, and an overall suave personality in the manner of a First Growth Bordeaux. It gracefully combines elegance and power in a wine that will continue to evolve for another 6-8 years. It will see its 20th birthday and likely many more in peak form.’
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

SAM-1377. 10 CLOS DE LOS SIETE MENDOZA RED
Tanzer 90: ‘57% malbec, 15% each merlot and cabernet franc, 10% syrah and 3% petit verdot. Saturated ruby. Pungent aromas of cassis, blackberry, licorice and violet pastille. Sweet, pliant and generous, with just enough acidity to give life and shape to the black fruit and bitter chocolate flavors. Finishes long and flavorful, with substantial chewy, ripe tannins and lingering notes of chocolate and minerals. This wine has benefited from the cooler year.’
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

SAM-1378. 10 CUVELIER LOS ANDES MENDOZA MERLOT
Dark like the cabernet and malbec./ Deep purple and velvety merlot nose. Firm French oak. Spice and perfume. Wow! Fabulous oak and bright, crisp fruit./ Perfumed in the mouth too. Merlot polish. High class. Delicious. Smooth, with great acid too. Fine. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

SAM-1379. 12 VERUM ALTO VALLE DE RIO NEGRO MALBEC
2010: Parker 90 - OUTSTANDING VALUE: ‘The 2010 Malbec spent 7 months in a mix of new and used French oak. Made in an elegant, racy style, it offers up inviting notions of spice box, violets, and assorted black fruits. Well-balanced, smooth-textured, and moderately lengthy, it has enough structure to drink well for another 5-6 years. It is an outstanding value.’
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

SAM-1380. 12 ACHAVAL-FERRER MENDOZA MALBEC
Wine Spectator 91: ‘Fresh and floral, featuring crushed raspberry and racy cherry notes on a minerally frame, with silky tannins marking the lengthy finish. Drink now through 2017. $28.’
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

SAM-1381. 13 AGUA DE PIEDRA GRAN SELECCION MENDOZA MALBEC
Heavy Bottle Award. Pleasing fruit and youthful brightness. Lovely cherry-berry aromas with light oak seasoning./ Attractive fruit creme feel and flavor. Fine tannin. Great acid. Great dinner wine now. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

SAM-1382. 11 BODEGA NORTON RESERVA MENDOZA MALBEC
#26 Wine Spectator Top 100 2013 - 92/100: ‘Toasty yet ripe, showing ample mesquite and mocha notes to the raspberry ganache and rich plum fruit. Silky tannins line the dark, cream-tinged finish. Drink now through 2018. $20.’
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

SAM-1383. 10 BODEGA NORTON RESERVA MENDOZA MALBEC
Wine Spectator 90 - #51 - TOP 100 WINES 2012: ‘A ripe red, offering ample acidity to support the jammy kirsch, plum sauce and wild berry coulis notes that are framed by medium tannins, with the finish pumping out hints of smoke, spice box and graphite. Drink now through 2017. $18.’
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

SAM-1384. 11 CATENA ZAPATA ESTATE HIGH MOUNTAIN VINES MENDOZA MALBEC
Tanzer 91; Wine Spectator 91 - SMART BUY: ‘A dark and jammy red, with enough acidity to propel the roasted plum and wild berry compote notes. Layers of smoke, toasted spice and espresso emerge on the rich finish. Drink now through 2016. $24.’
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

SAM-1385. 12 CIGAR BOX RESERVE MENDOZA MALBEC
2011: Cheery color./ Intense black cherry, plum, licorice, and wood spices aromas. Fabulous acid brightness./ Bright and sassy. Very flavorful, with cherry, cherry-vanilla, cherry blossom, and violets. Long and toasty. Cherry pie finish. Fabulous. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

SAM-1386. 11 CUVELIER LOS ANDES MENDOZA MALBEC
Owned by the Cuveliers of Ch Leoville Poyferre; 60% aged 11 months in French oak barrels. Oh, boy! Powerful! With sorghum like sweet concentration of fruit. The ultimate in ripe red fruit aromatics./ Full concentration of fruit and oak. Total culmination of the Cuveliers’ Leoville Poyferre style. Saturated. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

SAM-1387. 11 DISENO OLD VINES MENDOZA MALBEC
Yes, good old vines intensity. Deep and black and earthy. Delivers. Spicy, meaty, vigorous./ Black, concentrated, full of material. A lot of oomph for the money. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

SAM-1388. 11 DONA PAULA ESTATE MENDOZA MALBEC
Wow! Sweet, full black cherry compote. Complete./ Yes, the ample fruit plus oak and nut. Great richness with fully ripe cherry and butterscotch oak. Popular. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

SAM-1389. 08 FABRE MONTMAYOU RESERVA MENDOZA MALBEC
Sweet 08 fruit with good wood and reserva time in wood to temper the fruit richness and to add complexity. Perfect 08 reserva./ Yes, warm spices, vanillin, bountiful 08 fruit. Good power and dryness. Yes! At least as good as past vintages. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

SAM-1390. 10 FABRE MONTMAYOU GRAN RESERVA LUJAN DE CUYO MALBEC
Parker 90: ‘The 2010 Gran Reserva Malbec comes from vines over 80 years old in Vistalba and Las Compuertas cropped at 35 hectoliters per hectare and aged in French oak for 12 months. The oak is deftly folded into the fruit profile on the well-defined nose with dark cherries, dark plum and violets. The palate is very intense with elegant, very fine tannins: supple and lithe. It is caressing in the mouth, with impressive volume and fruit intensity on the sorbet-like finish, the black cherry infused with orange sorbet. Drink 2013-2020. $23.’
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

SAM-1391. 10 FAMILIA ZUCCARDI MALAMADO MENDOZA MALBEC
2008: Wow! What a special take on malbec! It has 08's sweet fruit goodness plus porty overtones./ Yes, large, powerful, sizeable, and literally sweet edged. Delicious fruit concentration and flavor. Wears its 185% alcohol level well. Malbec on steroids. Closest thing to amarone I’ve tasted outside of Veneto. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

SAM-1392. 13 FINCA LOS OLIVOS ELM TREE MENDOZA MALBEC
Oh, deep and smoky. Cherry, tar, and licorice. The delivery of a $15 malbec./Oh, boy, spicy wood and fruit, and nice padding. The full Mendoza malbec show for a song of a price. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

SAM-1393. 11 FINCAS DE LA JUANITA JUANA DE SOL RESERVA SINGLE VINEYARD MENDOZA MALBEC
Nice and spicy fruit and oak. Lush and deep fruit creme and toffee oak. Lovely value. Spreads out a nice fruit exposition./ Oh, sweet candied fruit. Pastille and creme. Fantastic palate. Good oak spices and sweet, lovely fruit basis. Padded. Very elegant. Lovely marriage of wood and beautiful fruit. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

SAM-1394. 12 CHAKANA MAIPE ANDEAN CULTURE MENDOZA MALBEC (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Grown at 3000 ft elevation. Strong, spicy, tarry, wholesome./ Sweet and spice. Some tannin to shed, but food will handle that. Wide appeal. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each (20% off this price)

SAM-1395. 13 PULENTA BODEGA LA FLOR MENDOZA MALBEC
2012: No oak in the La Flors. Always purple, elegant, floral, attractively reductive. Brilliant flair and flower. Fresh and spicy. Dark fruited. Deep and right./ Racy, sleek, satiny elegance. Yes, wonderfully juicy and redolent of blackberry and black currant. Scintillating. Classy as always. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

SAM-1396. 12 SUR DE LOS ANDES CLASICO MENDOZA MALBEC
3 months in oak. Cool, floral, ripe, rich, balanced. Fine oak and fruit joys. Oh, yes. Beauty and elegance as well as frame and material. Has it all./ Like the 2011, lovely, elegant styling. Grace, charm, spice, fruit perfume. Yes, elegant oak and fruit and flowers. Class act. Charm, body, matter. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

SAM-1397. 11 TIKAL AMORIO ALTOS DE MENDOZA MALBEC
Tanzer 91: ‘85% malbec and 15% petit verdot. Good bright, deep ruby. High-toned aromas of black cherry, bitter chocolate, licorice pastille, sweet oak and leather. Very sweet and lush, with black cherry and dark berry flavors complemented but not overwhelmed by sexy oak. Finishes broad, thick and long, with lots of chewy, sweet, tongue-dusting tannins.’
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

SAM-1398. 12 BELASCO DE BAQUEDANO LLAMA OLD VINES ALTO AGRELO VALLEY MALBEC
From vines nearly 100 years old. Sweet, powerful, fruity, large, ripe, nostril swelling. Sweet oak./ Fabulously sweet fruit and oak range and delivery. The complete package. Sooo generous. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

SAM-1399. 11 RENACER PUNTO FINAL PERDRIEL MALBEC
Black cherry, dark berries, spices, vanilla, caramel, chocolate. Nice and toasty. Warmth of both fruit and oak. Round and sweet and alluring. Just right./ Good fruit sweetness, oak toast, 2011 acidity. This carries itself well...right to the table. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

SAM-1400. 10 RENACER RESERVA PUNTO FINAL PERDRIEL MALBEC
Tanzer 91: ‘Full, deep red-ruby. Aromas of blackberry, black cherry, violet, licorice pastille, coffee and smoky oak. Sweet, pliant and accessible, with musky black fruit, mocha, licorice and game flavors perked up by pepper and spices. Sweet, round, rich and fine-grained, and clearly deeper than the regular 2011 malbec bottling. This rather powerful wine finishes impressively long, with ripe tannins nicely supported by fruit.’
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

SAM-1401. 12 ACORDEON VALLE DE UCO MALBEC
High elevation elegance, race, acid. Deep and plush, velvety./ Firm, sleek, reduced, high elevation elegance, racy, finesse. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

SAM-1402. 11 VISTA DEL SUR HIGH NOTE ELEVATED UCO VALLEY MALBEC
Senses of dryness and reserve on entry yield to full, sweet maraschino and light oak./ Full and fruitful. Balanced. Shows its cool-zone elegance. Potential to improve too. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

SAM-1403. 11 DOMAINE JEAN BOUSQUET TUPUNGATO MALBEC
Good and full and romantic. As always, the Bousquet elegance. Sweet black cherry and fine oak./ Sweet and lovely fruit expression. Ultra smooth, silky, elegant. Fabulous class. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

SAM-1404. 12 CALLIA ALTO SAN JUAN MALBEC
Decanter 96: ‘Grown at 650 metres above sea level in the Tullum Valley you can feel the cool mountain air in this wine. The fruit is powerful but very pure, blueberry compote merging into vanilla bean. The oak is strong, but the fruit handles it perfectly. This is amazingly fresh on the palate, which boasts soft tannins and a fantastically long, balanced finish.’
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

SAM-1405. 12 GRAFFIGNA ESTATE CENTENARIO RESERVE SAN JUAN MALBEC
2011: Est. 1870; half aged in oak barrels for 12 months. Young, fresh, brisk. Less developed than the 2010. Good oak./ Powerful. Rich and full enough for present satisfaction. Will fill out and put on more weight over the coming months. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

SAM-1406. 12 BODEGA COLOME AMALAYA CALCHAQUI VALLEY RED
85% malbec, 10% cabernet sauvignon, 5% syrah. Complex and spicy and engaging. Fine oak./ Suave, smooth. Lovely overall. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

SAM-1407. 10 BODEGA COLOME ESTATE CALCHAQUI VALLEY MALBEC
Tanzer 91; Wine Spectator 91: ‘This suave, racy red delivers game, crushed cherry and wild berry notes backed by fine tannins and bright acidity. Compact, yet creamy and well-balanced, with a long, savory finish. Now-2018. $30.’
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

SAM-1408. 10 ALMA NEGRA MENDOZA RED
Tanzer 90: ‘Blackberry, black pepper and black licorice on the nose (Alma Negra means ‘black soul’). Densely packed and juicy, with considerable sex appeal to its concentrated, chewy dark berry and bitter chocolate flavors. Not at all a thick style, thanks to its appealing balance of sweetness and acidity. Finishes with smooth, building tannins and subtle length.’
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

SAM-1409. 12 LANZARINI SEDIENTO MENDOZA MALBEC-BONARDA
50-50. Ripe, sweet, enticing, open–thanks to the bonarda. Yeah, sweet, candied cherry of bonarda./ Very candied, with raspberry pastille purity and allure. Easy stuff. Great acid verve too. This has a lot of the properties of an Amarone from a revealing vintage like 07. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

SAM-1410. 10 TIKAL PATRIOTA MENDOZA RED
Parker 91: ‘The 2010 Patriota is a blend of 60% Malbec and 40% Bonarda aged for 12 months in French and American oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it sports an enticing nose of Asian spices, incense, lavender, plum, and blueberry. In the glass it opens to reveal a ripe, plush, savory wine with no hard edges. Drink this well-balanced, lengthy wine over the next 5-6 years. It is also an outstanding value.’
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

SAM-1411. 09 DANTE ROBINO MENDOZA BONARDA
Beautiful. Complete bonarda compote of berries and flowers. Very sweet fruit./ Full, rich, complex, and fine. One to have. Bonarda through and through. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

SAM-1412. 08 LUNLUNTA TERCOS MENDOZA BONARDA (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
True and delightful light perfume. Fresh. Nicely padded. Sweet cherry, maraschino./ Wow! Flowers, raspberry pastille. Ideal. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each (20% off this price)

SAM-1413. 12 ALFREDO ROCA FINCAS LA PERSERVERANCIA & SANTA HERMINIA SAN RAFAEL PINOT NOIR
4-generation family winegrowers in the southernmost sector of Mendoza province. Rich and right, with Burgundy frame and acid as usual. Black tea, cherry, spice. Depth. Pinot sweetness./ Yes, form, quiet poise. Good flavor concentration. Silky, satiny texture. Good Burgundian gaminess. New World sweet fruit core plus Euro framing and grip, acid, tannin, length. One of the best in this intriguing series. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

SAM-1414. 11 LUCA LABORDE DOUBLE SELECT UCO VALLEY SYRAH
Tanzer 91: ‘Good full, deep red-ruby. Dark berries, kirsch, blackberry, dark chocolate, mocha and smoked meat on the nose, plus a whiff of leather. Sweet, lush, pliant and full, with a strong chocolatey ripeness to the intense dark berry flavors. Chewy, mouthfilling syrah from 50-year-old vines (the vine cuttings originally came from the northern and southern Rhone Valley). Finishes big and broad, with furry tannins and a hint of game.’
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

SAM-1415. 09 LUNLUNTA TERCOS MENDOZA SANGIOVESE (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Good, full dried fruit nose. Ideal Tuscan knockoff./ Yeah, dried fruit, spice, cherry, acid. All the Tuscan sangiovese attributes. Fabulous. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each (20% off this price)

SAM-1416. 10 FINCAS PATAGONICAS TAPIZ UNOAKED MENDOZA CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
A great example. Crisp and appley. Everything you could want in this style. Refreshes./ Soft, balanced, juicy. Like a ripe golden delicious. Got it down. Commendable. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

SAM-1417. 11 ALFREDO ROCA MENDOZA CHENIN BLANC - CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Parker 90 - BEST VALUE: ‘The unoaked 2011 Chenin Blanc/Chardonnay (70% and 30% respectively) tips the scales at 13.5% alcohol. Offering up stunning aromas of white peaches, honeysuckle and citrus, it comes across as an elegant, Loire Valley-styled, dry, richly fruity, pure white that is filled with character. It is one of the best white wine values available in the market.’
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each (20% off this price)

SAM-1418. 12 DOMINIO DEL PLATA CRIOS MENDOZA TORRONTES
Crios means offspring, honoring winemaker Susana Balbo’s children. Shows both muscat and gewurz characteristics. Good intensity. Nice and incisive./ Strong and viscous, and racy too. Crios gets it right. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

SAM-1419. 12 SANTA JULIA TARDIO LATE HARVEST MENDOZA TORRONTES half liter
7%; 13% RS. Young, dry-smelling, tight. Lightly sweet aromas begin to emerge with aeration. Not a lot of musky torrontes character on display yet. Youthful./ Oh, the palate shows nice honey, peach, and apricot personality. Young, but already working for a living, aiming to entertain. The acid is still coated. This wine holds great promise. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

SAM-1420. 13 TRES EXILIOS MENDOZA TORRONTES
Bright, fresh, crisp, accurate. Cold cream aroma like gewurztraminer. Rose and ginger. Blossoms with aeration./ Creamy rose and cold cream taste. Right. Nice and brisk acidity, astringency. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

SAM-1421. 11 COLOME CALCHAQUI TORRONTES (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Wine & Spirits 90; Tanzer 90: ‘Bright, pale yellow. Very pure, perfumed aromas of ginger, licorice, rose petal and brown spices. Concentrated, supple and ripe, with impressive sappy intensity to the flavors of spices and fresh herbs. Builds nicely on the back half, finishing with lovely saline persistence and chewy grip.’
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each (20% off this price)

CHILE


SAM-1423. 11 MONTES LIMITED SELECTION APALTA VINEYARD COLCHAGUA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON - CARMENERE
70-30. Chocolate, vanilla, coffee, butterscotch. Ripe, flashy, bright, black, open hearted. Sweet black currant. A joy. Fine oak spine./ Yes! Fabulous cassis and oak complex. Joyous, totally enticing. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

SAM-1424. 11 CONCHA Y TORO CASILLERO DEL DIABLO WINEMAKER’S RESERVE RAPEL VALLEY RED
60% syrah, 25% cabernet sauvignon, 15% carmenere. Deep black currant and cassis purity. Nice./ Lovely cassis and framboise flavors. Fine tannin. Ideal sweet-acid balance. Savory, delectable. Long finish. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

SAM-1425. 12 VERAMONTE COLCHAGUA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

SAM-1426. 11 MONTES CLASSIC COLCHAGUA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Parker 90: ‘The 2011 Montes Classic Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with 15% Merlot and offers a simple black currant, vanilla and violet bouquet that is joyful and well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannin, crisp raspberry and dark cherry fruit, zesty acidity and lovely focus on the finish. At this price, it would be hard to find a better Cabernet. Drink now-2016. $12.’
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

SAM-1427. 08 CONCHA Y TORO DON MELCHOR PUENTO ALTO CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Spectator 94: ‘This ripe, dense red delivers base notes of humus, mocha and toasty oak supporting the rich cassis, black cherry and dark plum fruit character. There's fine tannins for support, but this is all rich fruit on the spicy finish. Drink now through 2018.’
How Many bottles/singles: 94.95 each

SAM-1428. 10 COUSINO-MACUL ANTIGUAS RESERVA MAIPO CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Tanzer 89: ‘Vivid ruby. Smoky cherry and red berry aromas are complemented by cracked pepper, pipe tobacco and dried rose. Mocha and clove notes add complexity to sappy cherry and blackberry flavors, with zesty minerality providing lift. Graceful, sharply focused cabernet with very good finishing clarity and spicy persistence.’
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

SAM-1429. 10 SANTA EMA BARREL SELECT RESERVE MAIPO VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON-MERLOT
60-40; aged 6 months in American oak barrels. Rich and racy, briary. Blackberry./ Juicy berry flavors, with good Maipo earth. Fine tannin. Ideal cuvee. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

SAM-1430. 08 SANTA EMA AMPLUS ONE PEUMO RED
Parker 91: ‘The 2008 Amplus One is made up of 75% Carmenere, 20% Syrah, and 5% Carignan. It displays aromas of damp earth, balsamic, herbs, blueberry, and black plum. On the palate, it reveals some elegance, savory flavors, good volume, and a bit of structure. This tasty effort will provide pleasure over the next 6 years. $24.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

SAM-1431. 09 CUVEE DEL MAULE CAUQUENES RED
36% cabernet sauvignon, 30% carmenere, 22% merlot; plus carignan, cinsault, and pais. Sexy and unique. Fabulous spice and perfume range./ Sweet and enticing. Adventuresome edge gives a double take. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

SAM-1432. 09 PENALOLEN CASABLANCA VALLEY CABERNET FRANC
Aged 15 months in seasoned French oak. Deep and large for this varietal. Both red and black currants, blueberry. Cedar overtone./ Volume and ripeness. Large. Has had plenty of aeration time, and that’s worked wonders at coaxing forth many revelations. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

SAM-1433. 12 CASAS DEL BOSQUE RESERVA RAPEL VALLEY CARMENERE
Very bright cherry. Ideal carmenere: merlot on steroids. Delish./ Good underlying basis of fruit pulp and earth. Fine texture. Great acidity. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

SAM-1434. 10 ECHEVERRIA RESERVA CURICO VALLEY CARMENERE
Beverage Testing Institute 91 - BEST BUY: ‘Deep ruby black color. Lightly perfumed spiced plum, cedar and chocolate aromas with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a rich, deeply concentrated dried berry, apple and peppercorn accented finish. Delicious.’
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

SAM-1435. 10 SIETE TAZAS GALAN ESTATE LONTUE VALLEY CARMENERE (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Deep and real carmenere fruit personality plus 2010 framing. Some of the varietal’s leathery character./ Sweet and bright balance of fruit sweetness and acidity. Very good and juicy finish. Right for food. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each (20% off this price)

SAM-1436. 11 DONA CATALINA RESERVA COLCHAGUA VALLEY CARMENERE
Deep and classy. Cool. Some carmenere ventilating aromas. Lovely, deep, balsamic./ Both cool and sweet. Padded with oak vanillin. Nice texture. Fabulous carmenere. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

SAM-1437. 12 APALTAGUA ESTATE RESERVA APALTA VALLEY COLCHAGUA CARMENERE
60 year old vines. Delicate approach for this variety. Black currant, loganberry. Cool and fresh. Has both form and filling./ Yes, plush core concentrate and tensile framework. Great acid. Tarry depth. Some tannin on the finish points the way to age potential. Well liked by the group. 16.5+.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

SAM-1438. 11 MONTES ESTATE ALPHA MARCHIGUE VINEYARD COLCHAGUA VALLEY CARMENERE
Oh, fine. Light oak. Lots of fines herbes. Intricate. And intriguing./ Yes, special complex of oak and dried herbs. Racy, alert acidity. Fabulous oak complex. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

SAM-1439. 10 MONTGRAS RESERVE COLCHAGUA CARMENERE
As usual, a very showy display of both fruit and oak. Wow! Smoky, oaky, rich, ripe. All the right ripe carmenere stuff and the oak complex too. While many 2010s are terse, this one is openly expressive. Another success in the series./ Yeah, sweet and tasty, smoky, oaky, toasty, spicy. No restraints. Right on. Good acid keeps it balanced. Sure to be popular. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

SAM-1440. 13 SANTA RITA 120 VALLE CENTRAL SAUVIGNON BLANC
2012: Full thrust. Crisp play of lemon and mineral./ Lots of texture, citrus, mineral spiel. Very dry and tight laced. Sucks the moisture right out of my mouth. Very cleansing sauvignon made for food accompaniment. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

SAM-1441. 12 COUSINO MACUL ISIDORA MAIPO VALLEY SAUVIGNON GRIS
Fully revealing. Aroma of mandarin orange. Full volume, depth, power. Insistent New World sauvignon gris attitude. Nothing held back./ Mild acid balanced by full power. Calls for food. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each


 

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