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End of Bin Sale List
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WEST COAST

NAM-1004. 18 PENDULUM COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON    (91/100)

Wine Spectator 91 - BEST VALUE: 'Sleek, yet shows simmering potency in the background. Expressive blackberry, mocha and cinnamon flavors build structure toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2026.'

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How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

NAM-1006. 18 PENDULUM COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON    (91/100)

Wine Spectator 91 - BEST VALUE: 'Sleek, yet shows simmering potency in the background. Expressive blackberry, mocha and cinnamon flavors build structure toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2026.'

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How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

NAM-1010. 17 ACOYA CALIFORNIA RED    91/100

Darker fruited than the Acoya zinfandel. Likely cabernet based. Good 17 fruit elegance. 17 fruit beauties persist. Pleasing wine and price. 91/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $17.99 each

NAM-1012. 18 LAYER CAKE BOURBON BARREL AGED CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON    91/100

Full, thick, generous cabernet fruit plus good barrel extras, if not particularly suggestive of bourbon char or leachings. Large and generous. Sweet fruit coating to the alcohol and tannin. Very giving. 91/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $19.99 each

NAM-1016. 17 BERINGER WHISPER SISTER NAPA - SONOMA CABERNET SAUVIGNON    90/100

Heavy Bottle Award. 14.5%. Speaks cabernet of the counties' warmer reaches. Crisp acidity of 2017 helps to give it shape. Deep and genuine cabernet character. Soft and sweetish chosen style. Good fruit and 17 acid. Mainline, and well priced. 90/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $14.99 each

NAM-1026. 19 MOUNT VEEDER NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON    (93/100)

Tasting Panel 93: 'Dark and juicy, with ripe plum, black raspberry and spice; lush and dense yet elegant.'

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How Many bottles/singles: $54.95 each

NAM-1044. 17 MCPRICE MYERS BULL BY THE HORNS PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON    95/100

85% cab sauv, 15% syrah. 20 months in French oak barrels, 20% new. Wow. Luxurious oak spices and rich fruit without going Paso overboard. There's the elegance of 2017 too. Yes, full complement of oak seasonings. Dark, solid fruit. Complex of rosemary and licorice too. Power and elegance work together. Yow. Acts like a $50 cabernet. 95/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $25.99 each

NAM-1046. 19 VARNER FOXGLOVE PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON    91+/100

Crisp style of Varner. No Paso uber ripeness or raisin. It still reads Paso's warm fruit fulfillment, but it also has Euro form. Yes, great acid and fine framing. Not for lovers of voluptuous Paso Robles cabernet. 91+/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $14.99 each

NAM-1078. THE NAKED GRAPE CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR

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How Many bottles/singles: $5.99 each

NAM-1107. 13 DOMAINE DE LA TERRE ROUGE SIERRA FOOTHILLS MOURVEDRE    (92/100)

Wine Enthusiast 92: 'Ah, this wine is distinctive and practically haunting in personality, as wild, earthy, sage and mushroom aromas meet meaty, savory, mineral-like flavors on a well-balanced frame of good acidity and appetizing, fine-grained tannins. $30.

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How Many bottles/singles: $24.99 each

NAM-1116. 16 JEFF COHN SMOKE & MIRRORS CALIFORNIA RED    92+/100

14.9%; zinfandel, syrah, grenache, petite sirah, mourvedre, carignane; from Paso Robles, Sonoma Valley, Russian River Valley. Nice long cork. Black color. In your face aroma. Full assault of black fruit, peppercorn. More California fruit sweetness after tasting a Rhone range. Not a pandering sort though. This is seriously complex. Plenty of sweet fruit. Rangy, aromatically and texturally. Eminently well balanced. Power to the end. 92+/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $22.99 each

NAM-1118. 18 MCPRICE MYERS HIGH ON THE HOG PASO ROBLES RED    93+/100

2017: Syrah co-fermented with 2% viognier, plus mourvedre, grenache, petit sirah, and zinfandel. Dark. Fresh, elegant, intricate. Dense, dark fruit pastille core. Yes, freshness, elegance, concentration, complexity. Good acid. 93+/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $28.99 each

NAM-1121. 18 CASA SMITH NORTHRIDGE VINEYARD WAHLUKE SLOPE BARBERA    92+/100

Deep and luscious house style. Barbera cherry and anise. New World magnified. I'm impressed. Great, sweet oak too. And good barbera acidity. In fact, great acid, and power too. Shows the zone, the grape, and the maker's hand. 92+/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

NAM-1123. 18 MCPRICE MYERS PAYDIRT GOING FOR BROKE PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL    93+/100

2017: 84% zinfandel, with syrah, grenache, mourvedre, and petit sirah. From Dusi, Paper Street, and French Camp vineyards. Aged 11 months in seasoned French barrels. Intense, bright, clear, and penetrating. Pure black raspberry. Rangy, oaky, Paso sweet and powerful at 15.2%. Yes, juicy raspberry flavor. Sweet fruit. Good flow. No tannin bite. Full, strong, direct, ample. Delivers. 93+/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $28.99 each

NAM-1130. 18 ROMBAUER CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL

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How Many bottles/singles: $34.99 each

NAM-1131. SUTTER HOME CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL    89/100

Good acid and feel. There's a little RS, yet the acid and extract counter it nicely. A good drink. 89/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $4.99 each

NAM-1136. 15 BEAR FLAG SONOMA ZINFANDEL    (92/100)

Tasting Panel 93; Wine Spectator 92: 'Plump and piquant, with expressive blackberry and orange zest aromas and lots of personality, accenting smoky cracked pepper and black olive flavors that build toward zesty tannins. Drink now through 2022. $30.'

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How Many bottles/singles: $26.99 each

NAM-1150. 19 SOURCE & SINK SONOMA VALLEY ZINFANDEL    91+/100

Est. 2018; vineyard at 400 feet above Kenwood. Heavy Bottle Award. A fresh, lower-alcohol take, as intended. Sweet red raspberry and cranberry. Takes the pedal off the metal. Good, bright acidity. A dash of VA, for better or worse. Perfumed. Very fine tannin. Never had a zinfandel like this before. New tack. 91+/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $31.99 each

NAM-1165. 18 KLINKER BRICK OLD GHOST LODI ZINFANDEL    (91/100)

Wine Enthusiast 91: 'This generously oaked wine overflows with vanilla, cedar, coconut and toasted wood flavors that blend beautifully with ripe blackberries and black cherries for a potent but harmonious overall impression. It is full bodied, moderately tannic and has a lingering oak-spice finish. $37.'

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How Many bottles/singles: $29.99 each

NAM-1168. 18 ANDIS PAINTED FIELDS OLD VINE SIERRA FOOTHILLS ZINFANDEL    (92/100)

Tasting Panel 92; Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'This well-balanced, layered and seamless wine offers tons of fresh blackberry and raspberry flavors wrapped in a bracing texture of fine-grained tannins. Good acidity and a great sense of focus add to its charms. Interestingly, it is made from 50% Zinfandel, 30% Primitivo (the Italian strain of Zinfandel), 10% Petite Sirah and 10% Barbera. $25.'

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How Many bottles/singles: $18.99 each

NAM-1203. 19 FROG'S LEAP NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY    (93/100)

2015: Wine & Spirits 93: 'On several recent visits to Frog's Leap, John Williams has detoured me from queries about cabernet and zinfandel to taste his chardonnay. He and his team have been developing a new strategy: pick at the underside of ripeness; whole-cluster press; settle for two days, then rack into new oak barrels; allow the fermentation to begin on its own and reach its peak (four or five days); then, with half the sugar remaining in the grapes, rack the wine to lined cement tanks to finish whatever it's going to do, undisturbed for another nine months. Up until now, I've been more curious about his quixotic focus on chardonnay from Napa Valley, of all places, than about the wine itself. This vintage comes from Truchard and a nearby vineyard on Stanly Road, picking up on the best aspects of Carneros fruit-desert citrus cooled by the fog. It's tart with baked lemon and grapefruit flavors, zesty in the middle and then richer in the end. The finish tastes like salted caramels, but it's completely savory.and brisk. Williams's goal is to make a great chardonnay that's expressive of its origins in Napa Valley and his 2015 may give you a new perspective on that possibility. $32.'

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How Many bottles/singles: $31.99 each

NAM-1226. 16 ANNE AMIE ESTATE YAMHILL CARLTON DISTRICT MULLER THURGAU    92/100

40 year old vines. Lovely now. Varietal character fulfilled. Pure apple and blossoms. Yes, good dryness, acidity, balance, all. One of America's best muller thurgaus. 92/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $15.99 each

MICHIGAN

NAM-1234. 12 CHATEAU AERONAUTIQUE AVIATRIX PASSION MICHIGAN RED    92/100

Medium sweet. Plenty fresh. Lush and sweet fruit flavored. Cranberry and blueberry. Acid-sweet balance is admirable. Very tasty. 92/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $8.99 each

URUGUAY

SAM-1278. 15 MARICHAL RESERVE CANELONES TANNAT    92+/100

Deeper, broader, more mature. More time in both barrel and bottle Again, that sweet essence of tannat. More barrel time. More advanced bouquet. 92+/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $19.99 each

ARGENTINA

SAM-1281. 06 FABRE MONTMAYOU GRAN RESERVA MENDOZA CABERNET SAUVIGNON

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SAM-1294. 17 FINCA DECERO AGRELO MALBEC    (91/100)

Wine Enthusiast 91: 'Jammy blackberry and cassis aromas are ripe and include an exotic note of cardamom. A healthy palate is structured in layers, while the acidity on this Malbec registers on the low side, which brings richness to the fore. Flavors of blackberry, dark plum, baking spices and chocolate are steady on a focused finish. Drink through 2026.'

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How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

SAM-1298. 18 BODEGA COLOME AUTENTICO CALCHAGUI VALLEY MALBEC    (93/100)

Tasting Panel 94; Vinous 93: 'Bright ruby. Pungent, high-toned aromas of blackberry, minerals and licorice. Thick and mouthfilling but leavened by terrific penetrating acidity. The dark berry, wild herb, licorice and chalky mineral flavors are complemented by a chocolatey ripeness. Sweet, plush tannins saturate the entire palate, with the finish displaying explosive length. Very strong, very pure and very smooth; expressive and unique. The Davalos family, owners of Bodega Tacuil, also owned Colome before selling the property to Donald Hess in 2001. (this wine, made without any oak contact, represents a tribute to the old RD bottling of Bodega Tacuil). Drink now-2028.'

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How Many bottles/singles: $31.99 each

CHILE

SAM-1303. 17 LUCATONI SPECIAL SELECTION VALLE CENTRAL CABERNET SAUVIGNON    91/100

Dark fruited. A bit syrupy sweet but not too. Balance of fruit sweetness and acidity. Valle Central mild. Come hither. Commendable effort with good texture. Finishes long and balanced. 91/100. List price: $12.

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How Many bottles/singles: $9.99 each

SAM-1306. 18 WALNUT CREST VALLE CENTRAL MERLOT    88/100

Dry, vinous, and pleasing. Medium bodied. Balanced. Good acid. Vinosity over fruitiness. Good value. 88/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $6.99 each

SAM-1318. 16 MONTES ALPHA COLCHAGUA VALLEY SYRAH    (92/100)

2012: Wine Spectator 92 - TOP 100: Deeply colored and voluptuous, with a lush, spicy aroma and rich flavors of blackberry, blueberry and dark plum. Concentrated chocolate mousse notes emerge midpalate, leading to a cream-filled finish that ends with plenty of mocha accents. Drink now through 2021.'

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How Many bottles/singles: $26.99 each

AUSTRALIA

NZAS-1358. 16 SERAFINO BLACK LABEL MCLAREN VALE SHIRAZ

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How Many bottles/singles: $14.99 each

NZAS-1361. 18 ROBERT OATLEY G-18 MCLAREN VALE SHIRAZ    90/100

Good red color. Sweet and spicy Aussie take. Again. The acid is coated. More Aussie than grenache. Plenty of give. 90/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $11.99 each

FRANCE BORDEAUX

FR-1548. 10 CLOS MARSALETTE, PESSAC LEOGNAN BLANC    (91/100)

Wine Spectator 91: 'Very enticing, with a bright salted butter note leading the way, followed by warm brioche, macadamia nut, green almond, candied citrus peel and white peach flavors, which all glide through the finely tuned finish. Harnesses the punch of the vintage successfully, arriving at a lengthy, creamy display. $35.'

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How Many bottles/singles: $27.99 each

FR-1600. 18 COTES DE GASCOGNE ROUGE HARMONIE, DOMAINE DE PELLEHAUT    90/100

This is mellow; this is right. 18 talks. Yeah, good acid. Medium body. Works. Not pushy. Made for food. 90/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $11.99 each

FRANCE LOIRE

FR-1636. 18 MUSCADET SEVRE ET MAINE SUR LIE, DOMAINE BREGEON    92/100

Body, pizzazz, and lots of sur lie influence. Balanced presentation. This works. Very crisp and clear. Light sur lie aspects echo on the palate. Well balanced. Long aftertaste. A complete performance. 92/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $19.99 each

FR-1644. 19 MUSCADET SEVRE ET MAINE, SAUVION    91/100

2018: Fullness, power, personality. Sous bois and terrarium muscadet classic. Indeed, full and well textured. Good acid and tender core. Great vintage of this. 91/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $16.99 each

FR-1667. 20 SANCERRE LA CHATELLANIE SILEX, JOSEPH MELLOT    93/100

That''s really zesty and penetrating. Sharp citrus sting. Oh, and very tangy on the palate too. Tangelo flavor. To the max. 93/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $27.99 each

FR-1679. 20 POUILLY FUME, VIGNOBLE DURAND    92/100

I like its subtlety and its contrast from Sancerre. Softer, peachier fruit. Spot on today. Delicious PF take on sauvignon. Round fruit and the acid needed to balance. At a nice stage. 92/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $22.99 each

FRANCE BURGUNDY

FR-1724. 21 BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU, DOMAINE ROBERT PERROUD    1++/100

Seventh generation vigneron at Les Balloquets at the foot of Mont Brouilly, vineyards on red granitic soil. Whole-cluster vinified at cool temperature. Some H2S and lipstick still. I can get under it after aeration. Solid citizen here that speaks for 'Villages' like terroir. Stony background. No ferment or sulphur on the palate. It's pretty stiff still though. I wouldn't take this to the table before winter unless decanted early. 91++/100.

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FR-1725. 21 BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGES NOUVEAU VIGNES DE 1940, DOMAINE JEAN-MICHEL DUPRE     92+/100

From a single parcel of 80+ year old vines in sand and granite soils above the village of Beaujeu; made by carbonic maceration; Robert Parker refers to this vigneron as 'an overachiever.' That's well framed yet less stubborn. No early ailments. It's into fruit and vinosity. Careful measured and crafted, old vines formed. Palate well structured and pretty chewy, actually. That's old vines extract concentration. Not at all nouveau-ish, this is Villages large and serious. 92+/100.

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FR-1726. 21 BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGES NOUVEAU VIEILLES VIGNES, DOMAINE FREDERIC SORNIN    92+/100

Est. 1927; ninth generation vigneron at Odenas; 50-60 year old vines on sand and granite soils; whole cluster fermented by wild yeasts. Not much nouveau-ish about this one either. It's Villages and old vines large too. Ready to apply. Yes, large, structured, and bountiful on the palate. Good acid and extract. Serious stuff. 92+/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $18.99 each

FRANCE MEDITERRANEAN

FR-1815. 20 SAVOIE JONGIEUX BLANC, EUGENE CARREL    91+/100

2020: From jacquere. The fruit comes pouring through. Upbeat, high altitude, and yet well padded jacquere grapey presentation. The fruit flavor is abundant and well cushioned beneath the bright acidity. In tune. 91+/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $12.99 each

PORTUGAL

PSI-2144. 17 DAO PRUNUS, GOTA    91+/100

80% jaen, 10% tinta roriz, 5% alfrocheiro, 5% others; granite and clay soils. Red-black color. It's Dao solid, yet there's some sense of yield, of fruit forgiveness at the core. A proper Dao, that's for sure. And well priced. More fruit give on the palate. Dry and structured. Quite tannic, though not aggressively so. Another well priced cellarworthy wine. 91+/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $15.99 each

PSI-2147. 14 BAIRRADA, TORRE DE COIMBRA    91+/100

Touriga nacional, baga, alfrocheiro. Tarry 14 and baga mannerisms. Spicy, and full of material. Ageworthy. 91+/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $11.99 each

PSI-2148. 14 BEIRA ATLANTICO BAGA - TOURIGA NACIONAL, LUIS PATO    92/100

60 - 40. Oh, wow! Ripeness, concentration, intensity. Just stunningly fine, with grand race, minerality, and fruit range. Yes, just the right body, texture, taste, and acid. Wants food. 92/100.

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PSI-2156. 13 TEJO, SOC. AGR. CASAL DA COELHEIRA    91/100

From the slopes of the Tagus (Tejo) river valley east of Lisbon. Large scale nose that at age four plus boasts both barrel and bottle bouquets. Yes, midway along its evolution to full fruition. It's developing evenly, showing good acid, flavor, texture, and balance at this stage. So you can surely take it to the table anytime. 91/100.

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SPAIN

PSI-2176. 18 BIERZO MENCIA ROBLE ABAD DOM BUENO, LADERAS DEL NORTE    91+/100

2011: Crisp, compact and neat as usual. Bright, purple fruit. No young mencia reduction. Barrel aging sees to that. Good vintage of this. A bit firm yet. I like the form. No rough edges. Good potential. 91+/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $16.99 each

PSI-2185. 19 VALDEORRAS GODELLO, VINA GODEVAL    92/100

Fresh, crisp, right. Slate-y. Again. Mineral salts. Right. Yes. 92/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $19.99 each

PSI-2195. 19 RUEDA VERDEJO ORO DE CASTILLA, HERMANOS DEL VILLAR

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PSI-2207. 14 RIOJA GRAN RESERVA TEMPRANILLO, BODEGAS CAMPO VIEJO    (90/100)

2012: Tasters Guild International Wine Judging - Gold Medal. Wine Enthusiast 90: 'Mature berry, cola and coffee aromas announce a gran reserva that just reaches that level of affordable excellence that everyone is looking for. The palate is a bit raw and bumpy, and the spiced plum flavors are familiar and touched up by buttery oak, but overall this delivers enough classic Rioja tobacco, vanilla and red fruit character to warrant spirited consumption.'

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How Many bottles/singles: $19.99 each

PSI-2213. 15 RIOJA TEMPRANILLO COSECHA, FINCA ALLENDE    (92/100)

Parker 92: 'The red 2015 Allende is a perfect example of the style of this wine. It has a sleek palate with moderate acidity and polished tannins that make it very easy to drink. It was a warm and dry year that delivered powerful wines. This matured in French barriques for 14 months, and during that time, it was racked every two months. Drink now-2025. $30.';

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How Many bottles/singles: $27.99 each

PSI-2217. 17 RIOJA CRIANZA, BODEGAS LAN    92/100 *

2016: Est. 1972; 96% tempranillo 4% mazuelo; from Alta & Alavesa; 12 months in barrels with French oak staves & American oak heads. Dark, deep, significant, impressive fruit intensity and non-blatant barrel influences. A rightful crianza. For its type, usually a poor relation to the reserva and gran reserva in the Lan pantheon, but 2016 is up to snuff. Flavor-wise too. I enjoy the dual oak contributions and the glycerined richness against the fine tannins. Champion Lan crianza vintage here. Enjoyed by the group. 92/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $16.99 each

PSI-2247. 18 CAMPO DE BORJATON, BODEGAS ALTO MONCAYO    (93/100)

Vinous 93: 'Brilliant purple. Intensely perfumed, spice-tinged black and blue fruits, vanilla, candied flowers and cola on the nose, along with a smoky element that builds with air. Broad and fleshy on entry, offering juicy cherry cola, blueberry and mocha flavors sharpened by a jolt of spicy white pepper. Strongly echoes the blue fruit and spice notes on the very long, focused finish, which features lingering floral and mineral flourishes. Drink 2023-2030.'

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How Many bottles/singles: $37.99 each

PSI-2248. 18 CAMPO DE BORJA DON RAMON, BODEGAS ARAGONESAS    91/100

Garnacha & tempranillo; 3 months in American oak cooperage. One of the best vintages of this. It's a fruit forward, happy face vintage. Depth and integrity too. Old vines concentration. Tempranillo adds dark fruit to the usual CdB garnacha basis. And the oak comes into play too, adding complexity. Sweet, fruity finish. Good acid overall. Really, one of the best vintages of this. Top value. 91/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $9.99 each

PSI-2249. 19 CAMPO DE BORJA GARNACHA TRES PICOS, BODEGAS BORSAO    93/100

35-60 year old vines; yields of under 2 tons per acre; aged 5 months in new Bordeaux barrels. The low yields and sweetness of old vines grenache handle this alcohol level adroitly. Right in tune with the series and perhaps one of the best balanced takes. Yeah, very sweet grenache fruit, tempered by the power. Good acidity. One of the best proportioned vintages of this. Some go too far overboard. Much attendee praise. 93/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

PSI-2256. 21 CARINENA TEMPRANILLO MENGUANTE, V&B PABLO

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PSI-2257. 21 CARINENA GARNACHA MENGUANTE, V&B PABLO    90/100

Vines 60 to 150 years old. Dark red. Rich, ripe, and especially dark fruited for garnacha. Good acid for balance. Well priced. 90/100.

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PSI-2266. 15 MONTSANT GARNATXES LA NIT SLATE, CELLER DE CAPCANES    93+/100

Same barrel regimen as the limestone based wine. More traditional Montsant-Priorat aromatic set. More textured, variegated, broader, spicier. Much prefer the expressiveness of this one. Good ager too. Of course, you'd have to cellar some of each for the parlor game. Yeah, spicy, vigorous, rangy, flavorful. Exciting. Richness of the vintage. 93+/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

PSI-2268. 17 MONTSANT L'EFECTE VOLADOR, JOSEP GRAU VITICULTOR    91+/100 *

Family estate; garnacha, samso, & syrah; 30-50 yrs old; on slate and granite; half aged in French foudres and barriques. Seems to be pretty well along in bouquet development in early maturing 2017. An accommodating style of Montsant. Well, the palate has a large measure of freshness and vitality I wasn't expecting to find. And a measure of tannin too. One unique, serious, and adventuresome Montsant. Totally mealworthy. Popular with the group. 91+/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $17.99 each

PSI-2275. 19 PRIORAT BLANCO SERRAS DEL PRIORAT, CLOS FIGUERAS    93+/100

All garnacha blanca. As large, expressive, and pure example of this variety as you'll find. Seems to be some subtle barrel influence that only serves to augment the thrilling experience. More oak on the palate, including some oak tannin. That will resolve itself. Really, this is a paean to grenache blanc. 93+/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $28.99 each

PSI-2293. 16 LA MANCHA PARAJE DE TITOS GARNACHA, FAMILIA BASTIDA    92/100

Good, rich, hearty, exemplary garnacha from this zone. Lots of raspberry brightness too. Geez, this is above and beyond La Mancha norms. What a wonderful face of grenache! 92/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $16.99 each

PSI-2295. 14 VALDEPENAS TEMPRANILLO RESERVA ANCIANO 5 YEARS, BODEGAS NAVALON    91/100

2013: Aged at least a year in barrels. Nice barrel toast and caramel. Deep and suave. Yes, red fruit, barrel savors. Medium bodied. Typical of the series. 91/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $10.99 each

PSI-2303. 18 JUMILLA BLUE LABEL, JUAN GIL    (93/100)

Vinous 93: 'Glass-staining ruby. A highly aromatic bouquet evokes ripe black and blue fruits, licorice, mocha and exotic spices, along with a floral nuance that builds in the glass. Sweet and expansive in the mouth, offering juicy blueberry, cherry-vanilla and violet pastille flavors that show impressive energy for their heft. Rich yet lively and precise, finishing with strong, spicy thrust, an emerging mineral quality and smooth, polished tannins. Drink 2023-2030.'

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How Many bottles/singles: $34.99 each

ITALY

PSI-2346. 18 BARBARESCO, FONTANABIANCA    91+/100

Vineyards at 1000 feet in Neive; aged 12-15 months in cooperage. The nose is warm and ruddy. Traditional but not stodgy. Rose highlight. Ruddy taste and fairly tannic. Really good acidity. I preferred the 2017, probably because it was earlier maturing. This needs some cellar time. 91+/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $34.99 each

PSI-2366. 18 LANGHE NEBBIOLO BOTTI, AZ. AGR. PECCHENINO    92+/100

15 acre vineyard in southern Langhe at 480 meters; aged 18 mo. in 2500 liter French oak barrels. Well, this is certainly powerful in the Taster glass. Deep, ripe, smoky, smoldering black fruit and tar. Medium bodied Dogliani nebbiolo, with good nebbiolo framework. Dense, earthy basis with floral aromatics of rose and violet hovering over. Good acidity. Still a quite compact and tannic wine. Chewy aftertaste. I like its makings. 92+/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $28.99 each

PSI-2412. 18 ITALIA BIGARO, ELIO PERRONE    93/100

Half each brachetto, moscato. Good, subtle muscat display complemented by brachetto pink fruit. Rich, round, pomaded. Cold cream aromatics and feel. Rose, peach, cherry creme. Spot on. Uber appeal. Doesn't get any better than this. 93/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $19.99 each

PSI-2427. 19 GAVI, BENI DI BATASIOLO

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How Many bottles/singles: $17.99 each

PSI-2465. 19 DOLOMITI MOSCATO, MEZZACORONA    91/100

Lithe. Has varietal ID, subtly offered. More texture and varietal character than the nose suggested. Off dry. Good length, ending with that characteristic varietal bitter twist. 91/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $9.99 each

PSI-2524. 15 TOSCANA, FAMIGLIA CASTELLANI    90/100

Warm and full. 2015 in the best light. Yes, with good acid too. Vinous palate marks it rangy at the table. 90/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $12.99 each

PSI-2530. 17 TOSCANA SEMIFONTE, PODERE CIONA    91/100

75% merlot, 25% alicante. Lush, sweet, soft nose for 2017. Alluring. Dense black fruit balanced by acidity. A come hither package. 91/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $14.99 each

PSI-2555. 11 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA, CASALOSTE    93+/100

2010: At Panzano in the heart of Classico; 95% sangiovese; aged 18 months in Alliers oak barrels. A degree of maturity realized. Still, this is 2010 fully packed, and still packed in. Yes, loaded, and it's not a surprise it's this backward still. The barrel contribution is clear, and positive. Big 2010 extract and still fine tannin to melt. 93+/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $26.99 each

PSI-2587. 13 CHIANTI COLLI SENESI RISERVA FATTORIA MONTEPESCINI    92/100

All sangiovese. 2 years in French oak barrels. Nice stage. Medium weight, Colli Senesi warmth, and barrel aged breadth. Good barrel contributions, with dried cherry and orange peel sangiovese character. Soft, balanced, and ready to use. 92/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

PSI-2593. 17 VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO, AZ. AGR. ANTICO COLLE    92+/100

3 generation family estate; all prugnolo gentile. Oh, that's young, dark fruited, and savory for age, vintage, and DOCG. A lot of Vino Nobile for the price. Yes, surprisingly young and even astringent for its age. Great acid race. Fine tannin in back. House style. Got to cellar it. 92+/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $24.99 each

PSI-2615. 06 BOLGHERI, CAMPO AL MARE

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How Many bottles/singles: $27.99 each

PSI-2624. 13 MORELLINO DI SCANSANO DOGA DELLE CLAVULE, CAPARZO    92/100

Estate bottled. Deep, sweet, ripe, southern Tuscan sangiovese. Ideal. Good power and singe. Soft, sweet, and surely fulfilled in 2013. Textbook. 92/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $16.99 each

PSI-2637. 19 VERNACCIA DI SAN GIMIGNANO, TOSCOLO    91/100

Cold macerated and fermented; Franco Bernabei, super-star winemaker. Not as fruit/flower scented s the Calcinaie. A distinctive lime like undercurrent that puts vernaccia in a new focus. The palate is more evocative, echoing citrus and adding flowers and minerals. Its own take on vernaccia. Mentally stimulating. 91/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $16.99 each

PSI-2641. 19 ORVIETO TERRE VINEATE, IL PALAZZONE    92/100

Thicker, creamier, and a bit more aromatic than the 2018 Vignarco cuvee. Definitely a step up in every aspect. More flavor, richness, body, generosity. Big time. 92/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $14.99 each

PSI-2653. 19 VERDICCHIO DEI CASTELLI DI JESI CLASSICO SERRA 46, SOC. AGR. FILODIVINO    91/100

40 year old vines; aged 3 months on lees. Quite full; almost as full as a Matelica. Really attractive fruit profile. Yes, full. Herbal and mineral notes. Well grounded. 91/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $14.99 each

PSI-2672. 18 GRECO DI TUFO, FEUDI DI SAN GREGORIO    (91/100)

Parker 91+: 'A sharp and linear expression with a distinct mineral note that cuts straight through and gives this wine its backbone. The fresh acidity also serves beautifully to that end. Drink this fresh white wine with insalata di mare or mussels steamed in white wine and garlic. Those savory seafood dishes would make a great contrast to the white flower and peachy aromas delivered by this pretty wine. Drink now-2024.'

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How Many bottles/singles: $23.99 each

PSI-2673. 18 GRECO DI TUFO LOGGIA DELLA SERRA, TERREDORA DI PAOLO    91/100

From estate vineyards at 600 meters' elevation; scion of the Mastroberardino family. Coming into fulfillment. Depth and mealiness. Has good greco fatness. Well, that's more impressive still on the palate. Plenty of body and good acidity here for food. 91/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

PSI-2717. ITALIA SWEET RED FUNF, SCHMITT SOHNE

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How Many bottles/singles: $6.99 each

ROSE

RFS-2792. 20 COTES DE THAU ROSE, DOMAINE MONTMASSOT    92/100

Cinsault, grenache from slopes above the Etang (lagoon) de Thau SW of Montpellier. Sweet and bountiful Med fruit, not without an acid edge to keep it crisp,/ Yes, sweetly fruity and flavorful. Strawberries galore. 92/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $14.99 each

FORTIFIED

RFS-2832. DELGADO ZULETA PEDRO XIMENEZ SHERRY    (91/100)

Wine & Spirits 91: 'Flavors of roasted figs and chestnuts play a starring role in this wine. It's nearly as dense as maple syrup, but there's a salinity in the background that keeps the wine balanced. Drink it as a dessert in itself.'

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How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

RFS-2845. CROFT RESERVE RUBY PORTO    92/100

Tasting Panel 92/100. My notes: Impressive fruit, power, and depth. Fine. Yes, the extra age of a reserve gives it a real boost. Sweet and fine. 92/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $24.99 each

RFS-2906. JOSEPH FILIPPI GUASTI CALIFORNIA ANGELICA    90/100

Just what it should be. A frank and honest, sweet, grapey, honeyed expression of mission, the original California grape variety. Good strength to balance the sweetness. A vin doux naturel, a blast from the past, and a California classic. 90/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $7.99 each

SPARKLING

RFS-2950. 13 GUSBOURNE ESTATE KENT RESERVE BRUT    (93/100)

Wine Enthusiast 93: 'A generously ripe touch of apricot hovers before blending in with ripe Amalfi lemon and Granny Smith notes. Brightness and light seem to be at the core of this wine. The mousse is exuberant and flavors are brisk and urgent. Subtle autolysis provides a calm backdrop to all the lively, fruity action in the foreground. The balance is harmonious and flavors are brisk, fruity and pure The long-lasting finish conveys seriousness. Lovely now, the wine will evolve with bottle age. Drink now-2022.'

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How Many bottles/singles: $59.95 each

RFS-2964. ANDRE JACQUART PREMIER CRU EXPERIENCE ROSE BRUT CHAMPAGNE

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How Many bottles/singles: $59.95 each

RFS-3069. SYLVIE PAULHIAC-DELALOT EXPLOSION EXTRA BRUT CHAMPAGNE    93/100

I like this. Has delicate fruit and bottle bouquet. Nice lift. Oh, boy, this has a big time creamy, toasty flavor range. Remarkable palate, really. 93/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $52.95 each

RFS-3072. WARIS-LARMANDIER RACINES DE TROIS BRUT CHAMPAGNE    93/100

Very full. Seems black fruit based and long on the lees. Yes, this is quite the counterpart to the Crayeuses cuvee. Definite mealtime weight. 93/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $64.95 each

RFS-3074. FRANCAIS METHODE TRADITIONNELLE BLANC DE BLANCS BRUT, FRANCOIS MONTAND    90/100

Pretty fair measure of bottle bouquet at this price point. Much improved since I last tasted it a year back. Yes, shows more time on its bottle lees. Attractive bouquet and creaminess. Blanc de blancs finesse, true brut dryness. 90/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $12.99 each

RFS-3125. 14 ROTARI METODO CLASSICO TRENTO BRUT    92/100

2013: More bottle bouquet, class, and finesse than the non vintage and the heavy, late disgorged old vintage. What it should be. Attractive value. 92/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $17.99 each

RFS-3128. 16 CARTIZZE VALDOBBIADENE SUPERIORE, AZ. AGR. ANDREOLA    92/100

Beautiful high altitude elegance. It is sweeter than the 26 Degrees cuvee. I understand most Cartizzes are finished in this manner. It's to the tastes of the clientele. 92/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $31.99 each

FRUIT

LKFA-3179. TOMASELLO BLUEBERRY half liter    92/100

I think the berries come from Maine. Real blueberry aroma without the added sweetness. One of the purest blueberry wines I've tasted. 92/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $11.99 each

APERITIF

LKFA-3222. QUADY VYA EXTRA DRY VERMOUTH    95/100

Lots of citrus tang and sweet spices to balance. Asian spices. Pretty exciting stuff. Great quality. 95/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

LKFA-3232. TOSTI DRY VERMOUTH DI TORINO

No notes available.

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How Many bottles/singles: $6.99 each

LKFA-3237. PERUCCHI GRAN RESERVA VERMOUTH liter

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How Many bottles/singles: $29.99 each



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