updated 12-29-18
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URUGUAY

SAM-1398. 15 BODEGA BOUZA RESERVA LAS VIOLETAS-MELILLA MONTEVIDEO TANNAT
All tannat; La Violetas & Melilla Vyds; 13 months in French & US oak barrels. Inky tannat appearance./ Deep, full black fruit and fine oak melange. No tannat severity. A complex aromatic set./ Palate plays it closer to the vest, but it's not obstreperously tannic. One class tannat wine. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

ARGENTINA

SAM-1400. 14 CUVELIER DE LOS ANDES COLECCION MENDOZA CABERNET SAUVIGNON (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each (20% off this price)

SAM-1401. 13 BODEGA PIEDRA NEGRA ALTA COLECCION MENDOZA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Proprietor Francois Lurton at Tunuyan. Neat, racy, spicy, ripe, barrel aged, and oak seasoned. Very deep and rich Argentine cabernet./ Yes, delicious fruit and spice melange. Well balanced and smooth tasting; invites current use. Multi purpose too. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

SAM-1402. 16 FAMILIA ZUCCARDI SERIE A VALLE DE UCO CABERNET SAUVIGNON
What isn‛t this family winery doing right these days?! All its wines are the toasts of wine critics worldwide. Dark purple color./ Dark purple fruit. Wow. Elderberry. Fabulous./ Sweet and awesome cabernet elderberry and currant flavor concentration, plus spicy oak and cedar casts. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

SAM-1403. 13 FAMILIA ZUCCARDI Q UCO VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Spectator 91 - TOP 100 2016: 'A refined and savory red, featuring notes of white pepper to the cherry and crushed red plum flavors. Lengthens out on the palate, with medium-grained tannins. Silky finish. Drink now through 2020.'
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

SAM-1404. 15 DOMAINE BOUSQUET RESERVE TUPUNGATO VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2012: Wine & Spirits 91/100. My notes: Organic. Deep cedar, blackberry, black currant cabernet assets. Class oak embellishments. Fabulous achievement./ Yes, cabernet class and Bousquet fine tailoring. Fine grained tannins. A beauty. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

SAM-1405. 15 FABRE MONTMAYOU RESERVA MENDOZA CABERNET FRANC
Decanter 95: 'A great expression of Cabernet Franc, this vibrant, refreshing example is peppery and aromatic, with a nice herbal character on the nose. Fruity and savory, there's some sweetness on the palate and lovely purity of sweet red pepper and minty black currant fruit.'
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

SAM-1406. 16 BODEGA NORTON 1895 MENDOZA MERLOT
New, bright, primary. Juicy fruit./ Sweet and easy drinkin'. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

SAM-1407. 15 VERUM ALTO VALLE DE RIO NEGRO MALBEC
2013: Ripeness, power, and oak. Upper Patagonia dark fruit. A heavy hitter./ Flavor-wise, it's between aroma and bouquet at age four plus. Plenty of power and command. Definite steak house wine. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

SAM-1408. 17 AGUA DE PIEDRA GRAN SELECCION MENDOZA MALBEC
2016: Old vines; heavy bottle award. Rich and right. Seems barrel aged. Fruit and nut cremes./ Yes, rich fruit and definite barrel signs. Full texture and body. Up to its usual standards. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

SAM-1409. 15 BODEGA NORTON LUJAN DE CUYO MALBEC
Wine Spectator 92: 'This refined and powerful red features concentrated red plum, raspberry and boysenberry flavors. Offers lilting spiciness midpalate, with a finish that features licorice and dried ginger accents. Drink now through 2021.'
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

SAM-1410. 14 BODEGA NORTON RESERVA MENDOZA MALBEC
Wine Spectator 90 - SMART BUY: 'This has a silky mouthfeel, with rich, plush flavors of boysenberry, dark currant and black olive that carry plenty of creamy accents. Features dark chocolate and Asian spice details on the finely textured finish. Drink now through 2020. $19.'
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

SAM-1411. 14 BODEGA NORTON PRIVADA MENDOZA RED
Wine & Spirits 94; James Suckling 93; Wine Spectator 91, Parker 91. My notes: 40% malbec, 30% each cab sauv, merlot. Aged a year in French oak barrels, half new, half once used. Very dark./ Young, tailored, mannerly, balanced. Deep, sweet fruit./ Fine French oak with good fruit solidity. Silken texture, fine tannin. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

SAM-1412. 15 CATENA ZAPATA ESTATE HIGH MOUNTAIN VINES MENDOZA MALBEC
Parker 91: 'The impressive 2015 Catena Malbec is subtle, balanced and elegant. It mixes fruit from many different zones, with the grapes from the higher part of Valle de Uco fermented with full clusters, the medium part (Vista Flores, lower La Consulta) destemmed and put together with the full clusters from the higher altitude vineyards and the lower parts totally destemmed and in stainless steel. This is a complex blend that showcases the typicity of Malbec in the province of Mendoza with perfumed notes of violets and black cherries, and a touch of spices. The palate has great balance, elegance and subtleness with very fine tannins. Great value for money. Drink now-2020.'
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

SAM-1413. 14 FABRE MONTMAYOU GRAN RESERVA MENDOZA MALBEC
Fine balance of oak and fruit. Nothing to excess. Wears its power well. Graceful and sophisticated./ Yes, body, fruit, oak, texture, size, power, sweetness, length. Complete package. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

SAM-1414. 13 FABRE MONTMAYOU GRAND VIN MENDOZA RED
Parker 94: 'The top of the range is the 2013 Fabre Montmayou Grand Vin, which is a blend of mostly Malbec from Vistalba, with a little 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot from the old vines around the winery, their oldest vineyard. This is a classical Bordeaux blend with superb balance and elegance, with very good acidity and some spicy oak from 16 months in French oak barrels. The palate is medium to full-bodied with fine-grained tannins. This is ready now but has great concentration, freshness and balance for a slow and positive development in bottle. $45.'
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

SAM-1415. 17 SANTA JULIA (+) MENDOZA MALBEC
Sweet fresh fruits and fruit cremes. Cherry and tar./ All over again. Good acid. All around usefulness and value. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

SAM-1416. 17 BODEGA PIEDRA NEGRA RUTA 22 TUNUYAN MALBEC
2016: Rich and smoky. Thorough. One of the best vintages of this. Saturated with goodness./ Yes, abundant flavors of cherry and pit, raspberry and seed. Yow! 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

SAM-1417. 15 PIATTELLI PREMIUM RESERVE LUJAN DE CUYO MALBEC
Wine Spectator 90: 'This offers luscious dark plum, dried cherry and mocha notes that are supported by medium-grained tannins. Chocolate, cream and spice flavors fill the midpalate and linger on the rich finish. Drink now through 2020. $16.'
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

SAM-1418. 15 BODEGA PULENTA LA FLOR AGRELO - LUJAN DE CUYO MALBEC
Oh, this sings as always! Great elegance and to accompany its power and concentration. All in harmony./ Yes, cremes and pastilles both. Bright and rich both. Long finish. Great showing; this delivers. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

SAM-1419. 13 SUR DE LOS ANDES MENDOZA MALBEC
14%. 5 months in French oak. As always, charm, berry, cherry, cassis. Light French oak. Sweet pastille core./ Elegant, balanced, good acid, very fine tannin. Fruit juice and pastille flavors. Spot on. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

SAM-1420. 17 BELASCO DE BAQUEDANO LLAMA OLD VINES ALTO AGRELO VALLEY MALBEC
2016: Hundred year old vines; 6 months in French oak barrels. The usual old vines fruit intensity a fine oak augmentation here. Thoroughly rich and complex nose./ Yes, rich fruit filling contained by fine structure. Lots of material here. Long, peacock's tail finish. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

SAM-1421. 16 DOMAINE BOUSQUET RESERVE TUPUNGATO VALLEY MALBEC
Elegant and cool. Shows the hand of a French winemaker. Nicely managed oak. Fine. Malbec black cherry fully present./ Yes, good grip, acid, varietal ID. Fine tannin. Balanced and meal-worthy. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

SAM-1422. 16 FINCA EL ORIGEN ESTATE RESERVA TUNUYAN - VALLE DE UCO MALBEC
Vineyards at 3900'. 9 months in French oak. Sweet and intense, ripe and smoky. The usual good concentration here./ Plenty of oomph and generosity, and the core is full of sweet fruit creme. Comes right out on the palate like they all do The acid is promising for food companionship. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

SAM-1423. 16 GOUGUENHEIM ESTACIONES DEL VALLE ESCONDIDO MALBEC
From Uco. Cherry and earth. Pleasing thickness./ Aged 6 months in the presence of American and French oak staves. Rich and rangy in flavor and texture. A lot of push and presence. Fills. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

SAM-1424. 16 LA POSTA PIZZELLA VINEYARD UCO VALLEY MALBEC
Parker 91: 'A Malbec from La Consulta, the 2016 Malbec Pizzella Vineyard was partly aged in used oak barrels for 12 months. This is clearly my favorite among all the single-vineyard reds, as it has varietal character and is clean, focused and fresh. It is clearly better than the 2017 too. Drink 2018-2021. $18.'
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

SAM-1425. 17 DOMAINE JEAN BOUSQUET TUPUNGATO MALBEC
2015: Wine & Spirits 92: 'Grown organically in Gualtallary, this is a terrific value, a crystal-clear expression of the grape grown in the heights of the Uco Valley. There's no oak, or anything extravagant about it, just pure and crunchy cherry flavors and flowery notes, with the mineral acidity to refresh roast duck. $14.'
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

SAM-1426. 17 ZORZAL TERROIR UNICO UCO VALLEY MALBEC
At 5000'. Unoaked. Oh, full, bright, young, upbeat black cherry malbec nose. Sweet fruit./ Great acid and form. Some tannin yet. Fine future. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

SAM-1427. 15 ZORZAL GRAND TERROIR TUPUNGATO VALLEY MALBEC
2013: Parker 93: 'The 2013 Gran Terroir Malbec is a blend from different vineyards in Gualtallary, the highest part of the department of Tupungato in the Valle de Uco. The grapes fermented in cement vats and matured in used oak barrels for approximately one year. It's very perfumed and spicy, aromatic in a way that makes you go to the glass over and over again. The palate has the 2013 electricity and the Gualtallary chalkiness making for supple, tasty and saline flavors and a very long finish. Simply superb! $28.'
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

SAM-1428. 15 ZORZAL EGGO TINTO DE TIZA TUPUNGATO VALLEY RED
Parker 94: ‛The one blend in the Eggo range is the 2015 Eggo Tinto de Tiza, which mixes Malbec with 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon fermented in 2,000-liter egg-shaped cement vats where the wine matured for almost one year. This feels quite complete and balanced, with good ripeness while keeping the balance and poise. The palate is juicy and fresh, with fine-grained tannins and a bittersweet finish akin to sour cherries. Very tasty and long. Super. Incredible for the price. Drink now-2021. $28.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

SAM-1429. 15 FAMILIA ZUCCARDI CONCRETO ALTAMIRA MALBEC
Parker 94: 'The second vintage of this unoaked, groundbreaking Malbec, the 2015 Concreto Malbec was produced with grapes from Paraje Altamira that fermented in cement vats with indigenous yeasts (a constant in Zuccardi nowadays) and matured in concrete vats--hence the name--until it was bottled in December 2015. Here they use grapes that only come from parts of their vineyards that have less than 20 centimeters of soil and the calcium carbonate content is the highest they have, as they want this to be pure expression of chalk. The nose is a little reticent, not explosive, a little backward, transmitting a sense of seriousness and harmony. But, the palate is electric, you really feel like you're licking the limestone-covered stones that you have in the vineyards. The nose comes back slowly after time in the glass, with a cocktail of flowers and wild herbs, what you smell when you walk the countryside, especially after it has rained. This is a noteworthy follow up to the groundbreaking first vintage of this wine, possibly with one extra degree of precision and clarity, ending with a dry, dusty sensation, avoiding sweetness at all cost. This is all texture and salinity. Maybe not for all, but I loved it. Drink 2017-2023. $38.'
How Many bottles/singles: 32.99 each

SAM-1430. 16 CALLIA ALTA VALLE DE TULUM SAN JUAN MALBEC
San Juan rich, high altitude bright. Steady as she goes, vintage after vintage./ Black fruit cremes. A really rich vintage. Some oak and tannin. Thorough. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

SAM-1431. 14 BELASCO LLAMA OLD VINE AGRELO BONARDA-MALBEC (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
40 year old bonarda vines. Sweetness and richness, and suggestions of the brightness of bonarda. Very nice./ Fruit sweetness foiled by a nice bitter twist. I like it a lot. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

SAM-1432. 12 TIKAL PATRIOTA MENDOZA RED (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
#45 - Wine Spectator Top 100 2014: 'A rich red, packed with concentrated flavors of blackberry, dark plum and mocha, featuring plenty of dark chocolate notes. Offers a ripe texture, with creamy accents and hints of savory herb on the long finish. Drink now through 2020. 91/100.'
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each (20% off this price)

SAM-1433. 17 ALFREDO ROCA FINCAS LA PERSERVERANCIA & SANTA HERMINIA SAN RAFAEL PINOT NOIR
There it is again: that smoky throw-back to Burgundies of yore. Smoked cherry. Unique in its field, year after year./ Pleasing body. Special combo of ripe and tart pinot fruit elements, and that smoky-gamy aura. Old reliable; no other pinot like it. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

SAM-1434. 11 LUCA LABORDE DOUBLE SELECT UCO VALLEY SYRAH (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
International Wine Cellar 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 (20% off this price)

SAM-1435. 15 SANTA JULIA ESTATE DULCE TINTO MAIPU RED (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 5.99 each (20% off this price)

SAM-1436. 18 CARELLI 34 MENDOZA CHARDONNAY
First 2018 to cross my desk. Very fresh apple and citrus. Clearly unwooded. Ideal./ Again, ideal, fresh, all. 91/100. Tasted 7/18/18.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

SAM-1437. 16 DOMINIO DEL PLATA CRIOS MENDOZA TORRONTES
Very viscous and gewurz oriented. Swells up and deepens with aeration. Lots of rose./ Positive reduction ensures longevity. Lots of follow through. Thick, lingering glycerol. A big one. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

SAM-1438. 13 DOMINIO DEL PLATA CRIOS MENDOZA TORRONTES (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
From Cafayate, Altamira (Mendoza), and La Rioja vineyards. Bright and fresh. Dry and crisp. Ideal./ Cold cream. Rose and orange waters. Fabulous texture. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each (20% off this price)

SAM-1439. 14 SANTA JULIA TARDIO LATE HARVEST MENDOZA TORRONTES half liter (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
8%; 130 g/l residual sugar. Very sweet as well as solidly built. Lots of mineral savor. Dense, young, super concentrated./ Oh, sweet and savory, total. Citrusy acid to cut through the thickness. Dynamite wine, and it's just getting started. 94+/100. List price: $15.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each (20% off this price)

SAM-1440. 15 FAMILIA ZUCCARDI SERIE A SALTA TORRONTES
Parker 90: 'The 2015 Torrontes Serie A is produced with grapes from Cafayate in Salta, in collaboration with Jose Luis Mounier, a Mendoza winemaker who moved to Salta a long time ago and turned into the Torrontes guru. It fermented in stainless steel vats with indigenous yeasts. There are perfumed notes with hints of talcum powder and dry roses, spices with citric hints and closer to a Gewurztraminer than a Moscatel. This is sharp and elegant, harvested early, without much maceration, and a tasty, almost salty finish. A noteworthy Torrontes.'
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

SAM-1441. 17 FINCA EL ORIGEN RESERVA SALTA TORRONTES
Double Gold Medal - San Francisco Wine Competition. Cold cream and lemon curd. Glycerol. Unique. Its own thing; not a gewurz or muscat knockoff./ Cold cream and a nice tonic edge. Good and dry for table use. 14.3%. The real Salta deal. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

SAM-1442. 17 TILIA SALTA TORRONTES
I‛ve tasted many, many torrontes wines over the last several weeks in search for some replacements for brands no longer on the market or represented by tired vintages. None better than this one. Floral. Rose. Mum. Several others I‛ve tasted that were under hermetic screwcap closures still had sulphur issues. This one is clean, clean, clean. Clear as a bell./ Yes, dry, cool, clear. Cold cream, gewurz like perfumes. Fine acid foil. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

CHILE

SAM-1444. 12 KOYLE GRAN RESERVA ALTO COLCHAGUA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
12 months in French oak. 10% cab franc, 5% petit verdot. Deep cabernet luxury and barrel influence. Fine oak perfumes./ Again, rich fruit and lavish oak in tandem. Grand effort. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

SAM-1445. 16 LOS VASCOS ESTATE COLCHAGUA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2015: James Suckling 92: 'An attractive and delicate cabernet sauvignon with very fine tannins and bright fruit. Black currant, walnut and wet earth. Delicious Chilean cabernet. Fantastic value. One of best every from here.'
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

SAM-1446. 16 ROOT 1 MAIPO VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Ungrafted vines. Classic Maipo cabernet. Yes, rich, bright, sweet, black and convincing Maipo cabernet sauvignon with aromas of blackberry and dusty black currant. Fine showing for this steady bargain/ Wood applications enter the picture on the palate. Maipo cabernet character confirmed. Yes, clear and juicy black currant Maipo and varietal character, with an alluring creme coating. Good value. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

SAM-1447. 15 SAN PEDRO 1865 SINGLE VINEYARD MAIPO VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2014: Wine Spectator 91 - SMART BUY: 'Rich and refined, with good cut to the red plum, crushed berry and raspberry flavors that are matched to notes of sandalwood and cardamom. Creamy midpalate, with a finish that's filled with chocolate and dark currant notes. Drink now through 2021. $18.'
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

SAM-1448. 14 SANTA CAROLINA RESERVA DE FAMILIA MAIPO VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine & Spirits 94 - Top 100 Best Buys: ‛The structure of this wine is unusual for Maipo, where it's rare to find such a stony, intense and powerful cabernet. This has an herbal side, and it is filled with minty and red fruits, but its main aspect is its verticality. It comes from the alluvial soils of Mariscal, on the northern bank of the Maipo River, one of the prime growing areas in the Maipo Alto zone. A wine to lay down for five years, this should evolve well. $20.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

SAM-1449. 13 SANTA EMA RESERVA MAIPO VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Est. 1956; 2015 - Top 100. Maturing nicely. A large cabernet showing reserva barrel time and sweet Maipo fruit./ Even at age 4+ the oak has not fully integrated, though it can‛t hide the full black currant expression of Maipo cabernet on native rootstock. Good value. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

SAM-1450. 11 CUVELIER LOS ANDES CUVEE DEL MAULE CAUQUENES RED (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2009: 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: 21.99 each (20% off this price)

SAM-1451. 16 CASA SILVA ESTATE VALLE DE COLCHAGUA CARMENERE
Black./ Deep, rich, ripe carmenere fruit bomb. All the positives of carmenere, aiming to please. Ripe cherry, seet cassis, and raspberry stuff. Plus wood complex./ Rich and ripe carmenere. Smooth. Good power at 14%. Good acid; very bright fruit. Not a bit thick. Great effort. Deal. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

SAM-1452. 15 HACIENDA ARAUCANO RESERVA COLCHAGUA CARMENERE
By Jacques and Francois Lurton. They nailed it. Super carmenere cassis intensity. So pure, clear, and ripe. Spot on. Nothing over the top. No earth, leather./ Yes, varietal clarity, levity of French craftsmen. Works. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

SAM-1453. 15 LAPLAYA ESTATE COLCHAGUA VALLEY CARMENERE
2013: Sweet and spicy berry and cherry. Alluring. Light, spicy oak./ Yes, spicy, snappy bramble fruit, good acid, just the right measure of oak. Really great acidity for food. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

SAM-1454. 15 SAN PEDRO 1865 SINGLE VINEYARD MAULE VALLEY CARMENERE
Wine Enthusiast 90: ‛Herbal aromas of green tobacco, black fruits and coffee grounds require some understanding of Carmenere to fully appreciate. A chunky, saturated palate is thick but balanced by tartaric acidity. Herbal, minty blackberry flavors are woody and show a hint of graphite, while coffee, carob and burnt toast flavors blend with green notes on the finish. Drink through 2020. $20.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

SAM-1455. 14 VINA MARTY ILAIA RESERVA VALLE DE MAULE CARMENERE
Plenty of funky carmeneres out there. Nonetheless, when I discover one that has the right stuff, there‛s no other treat like it. This one weighs in at 14%, suggesting that the grapes were properly ripe. Indeed, the nose is deep, smoky, ideal. Ripe carmenere black currant jam plus black olive./ Yes, both ripeness and clarity. Nothing thick or earthy or vegetal or rooty about this winner. The acidity is right too. Very well crafted. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

SAM-1456. 13 SAN PEDRO 1865 SINGLE VINEYARD MAULE VALLEY MALBEC
14.5%. Very ripe. Plum pudding like. Light oak. Dried fruit, warm spices, power. Loaded./ Balanced and full of body and flavor and texture. Mega malbec. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

SAM-1457. 12 MONTES ALPHA COLCHAGUA VALLEY SYRAH
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.'
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

SAM-1458. 14 MATETIC CORRALILLO SAN ANTONIO VALLEY SYRAH
Wine & Spirits 94: 'Austere at first, this wine shows only its impetuous acidity and its tannins, as hard as the granite from the Coastal Range of Chile. Then, with some air, it begins to reveal red fruit flavors and smoky notes as the wine gains in complexity. It's bright, even as it's densely extracted, its blackberry flavors underlined by firm acidity. This comes from El Rosario, where Matetic farms their vines biodynamically, 11 miles off the Pacific Coast. $28.'
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

SAM-1459. 12 CARMEN GRAN RESERVA LOS QUILLAYES VINEYARD ALTO MAIPO PETITE SIRAH (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Est. 1850; Alto Maipo. Sweetness, oomph, power, elegant oak complex, full nostril penetration. An awesome take on petite syrah; all the way./ Yes, fruit sweetness, petite syrah volume. Distinct from California renditions. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each (20% off this price)

SAM-1460. 16 MATETIC EQ COASTAL CASABLANCA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Parker 92+: 'The almost transparent 2016 EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc from Casablanca was produced with grapes grown at 12 kilometers from the Pacific Ocean on decomposed granite and mica soils. It fermented in stainless steel, barriques and concrete amphorae where it's kept with lees for four months, which represents the essence of what Matetic Sauvignon Blanc is about: citric, salty, with a balanced palate and good persistence. It's subtle and elegant, a restrained style of Sauvignon, more about the place (sea breeze, granite) than the variety. Beautifully textured, in the style of a Sancerre, with no influence from the oak, with a notable absence of herbal notes, as they avoided the clones that lend those aromas. Very food friendly, this wine is about the palate rather than the nose. Awesome value. This was started in 2001, but since 2007 it has been fine-tuned to a more elegant style. 2017 to 2021. $18.'
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

SAM-1461. 16 MATETIC CORRALILLO SAN ANTONIO VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Soaring, penetrating passion fruit nose. Pure and lifted./ Yes, racy acid and flavors of passion fruit and ruby red grapefruit and Meyer lemon. Wow, what vigor and thoroughness. Long, refreshing aftertaste. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

SAM-1462. 12 COUSINO MACUL ISIDORA MAIPO VALLEY SAUVIGNON GRIS (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Beverage Dynamics 93: 'In Maipo, sauvignon gris yields a lush, aromatic wine with mouth-watering flavors of peach, mango and nectarine; zesty acidity on the finish rounds it out.'
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each (20% off this price)

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