Red Wines    Tempranillo    Rioja    Spain   
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Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Limited Edition Rioja 2006
Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Limited Edition Rioja 2006
(search item no. 101207)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense dark garnet-red with a purple rim. On the nose its impressive fresh red berries aromas of ripen cherries and plums develop to the range of candied fruit. It is compact on the palate and reveals smoked notes of mineral and liquorice . Its solid tannins hold the fruit and give structure that is well kept along time.
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About Bodegas Ramon Bilbao:

Our winery, which has recently celebrated its 75th anniversary, is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic in Rioja.

At Bodegas Ramon Bilbao we produce the highest quality matured wines, thus increasing both the Denominacion de Origin's and our founder's prestige. Our daily work is based on using the best prime materials, which we choose with the greatest care: grapes from the best estates and vineyards and barrels made of the best oak from European and American woods.

Our aim is to obtain the best matured wines so that you can enjoy a wine for drinking, savouring and tasting again.



Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    North Coast    California   
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Bonterra Organically Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Bonterra Organically Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 105303)
green wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bonterra's Cabernet traditionally offers aromas of Bing cherry, casis, currants and raspberry, with spicy notes of cedar and dried cranberry, with slight vanilla notes In the glass you'll find juicy red berry flavors, and a very approachable, rich and full mouthfeel with a lingering, thoughtful finish. Good structure, polished yet soft tannins promise an ever more pleasing wine to come, with lively acidity and subtle spice.

Crafted from certified organically grown grapes from Mendocino and Lake Counties.

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About Bonterra:

Bonterra wines are a natural expression of the unique climate and soil of the Mendocino coast. The name "Bonterra" means good earth. All of their wines are nurtured from organically grown grapes. Bonterra relishes the re-discovery of age-old traditions of viticulture, working in harmony with Nature, to create wines with pure, concentrated flavors.

THE BONTERRA PHILOSOPHY
We honor the land by farming organically, creating rich soils that provide healthy vines the opportunity to deliver wonderfully flavorful fruit. With every sip of Bonterra wine, you can taste our natural commitment. There's no other way to fully capture the expression of our Mendocino terroir.
David Koball, Vineyard Manager



Red Wines    Syrah/Shiraz    South Australia    Australia   
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Yalumba Y Series Shiraz and Viognier 2008
Yalumba Y Series Shiraz and Viognier 2008
(search item no. 99886)
screw cap wine
green wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $12.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep crimson with violet hues, the Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier 2008 displays aromas of crushed mulberries, wild berry and rhubarb which are complemented by hints of sweet cinnamon and violets. This wine is medium bodied with layers of wild berries and violets, while the tannins are soft which give the wine a juicy sweetness and persistence.
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About Yalumba:

Yalumba is one of Australia's oldest family-owned wineries and was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith. From modest beginnings, the Yalumba Wine Company has grown to become one of Australia's most successful medium-sized wineries, owned by 6th generation Robert Hill Smith. Yalumba regularly receives accolateds for its distinctive wines, as well as for its leadership role in the Australian wine industry in the areas of viti-innovation and environmental policy. The Yalumba premium wine portfolio commences with the fresh and flavorsome varietal wines of the Y Series, then moves up to capture the essence of the Barossa Eden Valleys, explores old world varieties through innovated, modern wines in the Hand Picked line, and culminates with the coveted, collectible Yalumba Rare & Fine wines.