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Schmitt Sohne Fünf Moscato
Schmitt Sohne Fünf Moscato
(search item no. 117206)
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PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $9.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Fünf Moscato has peach and honeysuckle aromas with fresh, sweet flavors of juicy tropical fruit, honeydew melon, Fuji apple and ripe citrus. Refreshingly sweet but not cloying, this wine is well balanced with a clean, mouth watering finish. This wine is delightful any time of the year and perfect for any occasion.
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About Schmitt Sohne :

For four generations the Thomas Schmitt Family has produced some of Germany’s most respected Rieslings. The head of the Schmitt family today is Thomas Schmitt. He is a leader in the Riesling renaissance, and the number one importer of Rieslings into the U.S.


White Wines    Riesling    Mosel-Saar-Ruwer    Germany   
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Schmitt Sohne Relax Riesling 2010
Schmitt Sohne Relax Riesling 2010
(search item no. 117205)

PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $13.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This fine Riesling wine offers an extraordinary premium wine quality. With forward fruit and floral aromas of apples and peaches with just a hint of citrus, the wine's natural acidity gives it a perfect balance that is refreshingly crisp and leaves your mouth watering.
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About Schmitt Sohne :

For four generations the Thomas Schmitt Family has produced some of Germany’s most respected Rieslings. The head of the Schmitt family today is Thomas Schmitt. He is a leader in the Riesling renaissance, and the number one importer of Rieslings into the U.S.


White Wines    Riesling    New York    Other US   
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Pindar Riesling 2010
Pindar Riesling 2010
(search item no. 117045)

PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $16.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This semi-sweet Riesling is bursting with complex floral notes of jasmine and hibiscus on the nose, and a palate of citrus, dried apricot and lychee. Balanced and zesty, it is great on its own or paired with spicy Asian dishes.
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About Pindar Vineyards:

A "Wine is like poetry" So stated Robert Louis Stevenson, and how befitting that this analogy should be drawn. For good wine, like good poetry, has the power to raise the spirit to a heightened level of awareness and satisfy the soul.

Pindar, the name derived from the great Hellenic poet from Sparta, was founded in 1979 by the entrepreneurial Dr. Herodotus "Dan" Damianos. Starting off with just thirty acres of uncultivated land, Dr. Damianos envisioned the grand possibilities for his fledgling vineyard. His dream is being actualized for the ever expanding Pindar currently encompasses nearly 550 acres of prime viticultural property and is Long Island's largest and most prestigious vineyard. Sixteen different vinifera varieties are grown at Pindar including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, and lesser known varieties such as Viognier and Syrah.

Whether designing a proprietary blend or a rich, elegant, pure varietal, Pindar takes meticulous care and pride in producing the finest wine available for consumption. In doing so Pindar has become a name synonymous with quality and reliability. So we welcome you to sample our liquid poetry, and be moved!



White Wines    Chardonnay    New York    Other US   
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Wolffer Estate Estate Chardonnay 2009
Wolffer Estate Estate Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 116659)

PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $13.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Wonderful pear and apricot fruit is enhanced by a bright creamy note and a fine fresh lemon scent. The mouth-feel is elegant and vibrant, with a ripe and rich medium body that is in beautiful balance with lively acidity and great minerality. The weight of the wine is in perfect harmony, and the long zesty finish makes this an utterly delicious Chardonnay that is very food friendly and will also age well.
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Wölffer Estate, an American Winery in the Classic European Tradition in Sagaponack, New York: Here, in the heart of the Hamptons, a collection of quaint villages stretched like a string of pearls on the shores of the Atlantic, is Wölffer Estate, a winery like none other on the east end of Long Island.

Owned by Hamburg-born Christian Wölffer, the 55-acre winery, located between Southampton to the west and Easthampton to the east, is at once an American winery but with a decidedly European character, both in its spirit and its wines. The winery currently produces 13,000 cases annually.

Under winemaker and general manager Roman Roth’s meticulous care, Wölffer Estate wines embody the region as well as a classical style of winemaking, with a rich concentration of fruit and lively acidity born of the unique terroir of these Sagaponack vineyards, similar in some respects to conditions in Bordeaux. In fact, it is the condition of the local soil, called Bridgehampton loam, a by-product of the glacial moraine that formed Long Island, that provides a perfect host for grapevines.



Red Wines    Cabernet Franc    New York    Other US   
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Wolffer Estate Cabernet Franc 2008
Wolffer Estate Cabernet Franc 2008
(search item no. 116660)

PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark red brick in color. The nose is filled with wonderful aromas of cassis, toasty cedar and black cherry. The elegant mouth-feel has a delicate balance of ripe fruit notes, cassis, and hints of bell pepper, with well integrated oak. The finish is classic Cabernet Franc--fruit driven with a fine ripe tannin structure. This is a beautiful wine that is well-focused and very food-friendly.
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About Wölffer Estate:

Wölffer Estate, an American Winery in the Classic European Tradition in Sagaponack, New York: Here, in the heart of the Hamptons, a collection of quaint villages stretched like a string of pearls on the shores of the Atlantic, is Wölffer Estate, a winery like none other on the east end of Long Island.

Owned by Hamburg-born Christian Wölffer, the 55-acre winery, located between Southampton to the west and Easthampton to the east, is at once an American winery but with a decidedly European character, both in its spirit and its wines. The winery currently produces 13,000 cases annually.

Under winemaker and general manager Roman Roth’s meticulous care, Wölffer Estate wines embody the region as well as a classical style of winemaking, with a rich concentration of fruit and lively acidity born of the unique terroir of these Sagaponack vineyards, similar in some respects to conditions in Bordeaux. In fact, it is the condition of the local soil, called Bridgehampton loam, a by-product of the glacial moraine that formed Long Island, that provides a perfect host for grapevines.



White Wines    Sauvignon Blanc    Marlborough    New Zealand   
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Cupcake Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Cupcake Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2009
(search item no. 100514)
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PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $12.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc comes from the cool Marlborough valley of New Zealand. Here the grapes mature slowly, giving them complexity and a vibrant zing, reminiscent of your grandma's lemon chiffon cupcake. The flavors are integrated, delighting the senses with Meyer lemons, Key limes and a finish that awakens the appetite. This wine pairs well with oysters on a half shell or with a rich and succulent Lobster Risotto.
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About Cupcake Vineyards:

At Cupcake Vineyards, our goal is to craft the richest, smoothest and most elegantly textured wines. To ensure this, we select our grapes from vineyards that are truly expressive of the varietals that we grow. Our Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot come from California’s sun-drenched Central Coast, where the distinctive topography and climate moderated by the Pacific Ocean yields some of California's best world-class wines. Our Sauvignon Blanc comes from the Marlborough valley of New Zealand, where the long days and cool climate allow the grapes to mature slowly over a longer period of time.


Rosé Wine    Rosé    Victoria    Australia   
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Innocent Bystander Pink Moscato (375ML half-bottle) 2007
Innocent Bystander Pink Moscato (375ML half-bottle) 2007
(search item no. 94532)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2014 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2013 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A warm, dry season prompted early picking. The fruit was then harvested at night, chilled and crushed. After 6 hours of skin contact, the fruit was pressed to stainless steel tanks and filtered before inoculation. The juice was cold fermented until full, natural carbonation was achieved and the optimum balance between sugar and alcohol was reached. The wine was cold filtered and cold bottled.

Innocent Bystander's pale pink 375 ml serve of moscato comes dressed to impress. Flaunting a beautiful floral label, a convenient pop-top crown seal, and a gentle mouth-tingling fizz, this wine is sure to keep you cool this summer. This refreshing sipper offers delicious aromas of watermelon, red apples, and soft rose petal characters.

On the palate, strawberries and hints of sherbet ice cream are backed by a clean acid zing. Delicious on its own or paired with a variety of fare, Innocent Bystander's moscato is sure to please.

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About Innocent Bystander:

The idea behind Innocent Bystander is to produce great value, food friendly wines that are not your run of the mill varietal blends. Taking fruit from various sources in Central Victoria (in particular Sangiovese, Shiraz, Pinot Gris and Viognier) the team at Innocent Bystander is inspired to utilize and showcase the natural qualities of each region in their unique blends.

As a group of winemakers and viticulturalists who eschew the bland direction and market dominance increasingly exerted by the large corporate winemaking groups, the folks behind these wines see themselves as innocent bystanders. They remain accountable to their craft, not shareholders.



Red Wines    Grenache    South Australia    Australia   
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R Wines Chateau Chateau Skulls Grenache 2007
R Wines Chateau Chateau Skulls Grenache 2007
(search item no. 100850)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $18.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The Chateau Chateau project is a study of the effects of soil and place and Skulls joined the series as classic expression of the Barossa region. The project brief describes the old vine Grenache/Mataro blend as "Sexy, sensual and dangerous, like a Nureyev and Fontayne pas de deux. Satisfying like a one night stand, or maybe like a bistro wine you want every night." The optical play of artist Istvan Orosz's Ship of Fools illustration captures the mercurial essence of wine.
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About R Wines:

Based in Australia, R Wines produces wine from vineyards all over Australia including Riesling from Western Australia, Pinot Noir from Victoria, Shiraz from McLaren Vale and the Barossa just to name a few. R Wines was founded in 2005 by partners Dan Philips, and Chris Ringland. Chris is one of world's leading and most gifted winemakers. He leads teams of winemakers and viticulturalists managing vineyards Australia wide. R Wines that make it to the shelf are not merely sound and well-made, but are stylish, compelling, hand-crafted and peerlessly delicious. We believe that what goes on the bottle is as important as what goes in the bottle and work with world-class designers to create innovative, loud, brilliant labels that speak to consumers in ways unique to the wine world. The best Grenache in the world is in Australia. The Chateau Chateau project is a study of the effects of soil and place. Five icon vineyards and one blend with distinct expressions, soils and locations in the Barossa and McLaren Vale. There is no illusion, this project includes the world's best Grenache.


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Martha Clara Vineyards Glaciers End White
Martha Clara Vineyards Glaciers End White
(search item no. 96127)

PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $7.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Glaciers End White is a blitzkrieg of aroma and flavor in a bottle. This exotic blend of 7 grape varietals offers a seemingly endless melange of flavor. Aromas of salt water taffy, orange blossom honey, and fresh flowers lead to a well balanced palate of freshness and sweetness.

40% Chardonnay, 20% Semillon, 14% Sauvignon Blanc, 9.5% Riesling, 7.5% Viognier, 5.5% Gewurztraminer, 3% Pinot Gris.

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About Martha Clara Vineyards:

Robert Entenmann, owner of Martha Clara Vineyards' named the venture after his mother, Martha Clara Entenmann. It all began back in 1898. William Entenmann arrived in America from Germany eager to fulfill his dreams in the "land of opportunity." He opened a retail bakery in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn and began delivering cakes, bread and rolls by horse-drawn buggy. William Jr. followed in his father's footsteps and took over the retail shop on Main Street along with 30 home and delicatessen delivery routes. It was there that he met his wife, Martha Clara Schneider, who was one of the pastry sales girls at that time.

In 1978, the family agreed to sell the company and move on to greener pastures. For Robert Entenmann this meant a potato farm turned thoroughbred horse farm on the North Fork of Long Island. The neighboring potato farms began to give way to vineyards; it was just a matter of time before he would follow suit

In 1995 Robert caught the grape bug and planted 18acres of vitis vinifera grapes. Over the next four years his vineyard acreage grew to 112 acres as he anxiously waited for the grapes to come of age. Today, daughter Jackie runs the Long Island vineyards home to over a dozen types of classical European varietals.



White Wines    Chardonnay    Central Coast    California   
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Scott Family Estate Chardonnay 2007
Scott Family Estate Chardonnay 2007
(search item no. 98083)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2007 Scott Family Estate Chardonnay is produced from Dijon clones grown on our Arroyo Seco Estate.

It is a wine with abundant aromas of apricot, pear, papaya, white peach and Meyer lemon zest with perfumed citrus blossoms, vanilla and toasty oak.

Aged for nine months on French oak - 45% malolatic fermentation - sur lees aging.

Winemaker's Notes: Arroyo Seco Chardonnay is reputed to be the most flavorful Chardonnay among the coolest growing regions of California.

With such outstanding grapes, we have combined the attributes of malolactic fermentation and sur-lees aging to yield a Chardonnay with aromatic elegance, opulent flavors and an exceedingly long, balanced finish.

"Brilliant yellow-gold hue. Apple, peach and pineapple flavors with a light floral accent. Ripe, tasty apple and pear fruit with an attractive, supple texture. Sweet, lengthy finish with a caramel apple-like richness." 92 Points
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Named after the winery owners’ grandfather, our Scott Family Estate wines are produced from Dijon Clones grown on our estate vineyards in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey, CA. This area of the state is known for its warm days – often hot - and cool nights.

This terroir is ideal for producing high-quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wine grapes. With such outstanding grapes, our winemaker Steve Rued crafts wines with aromatic elegance and opulent flavors.