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Lamadrid Malbec 2009
Lamadrid Malbec 2009
(search item no. 108301)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

We strive for an Agrelo terroir-driven Malbec that is easy-to-drink and fun, with color and concentration that over-delivers at its price point.
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About Lamadrid:

Lamadrid Estate Wines comes from a delicate balance between the work at the vineyard and the vinification process. There are dedicated people in both fields and Guillermo García Lamadrid and Hector Durigutti, Master Winemaker and General Manager, devote a lot of time and effort in these areas.  Durigutti and García Lamadrid have developed a close working relationship and partnership crucial for the early success of our Lamadrid brand.


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Duboeuf Fleurie Domaine des Quatre Vents 2010
Duboeuf Fleurie Domaine des Quatre Vents 2010
(search item no. 113136)
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Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine, distinguished and supple with the fragrance of violets, has all the features of a Fleurie.
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About Georges Duboeuf:

For over 40 years Georges Duboeuf has been the Beaujolais region's most renowned négociant and is today regarded in the wine world as the "King of Beaujolais." Born in 1933 in Pouilly-Fuissé, the son of a winegrower, Georges began selling his family's wines from the back of his bicycle to now-legendary local chefs such as Paul Bocuse and Paul Blanc. In 1964, Georges realized his dream and founded his own company: Les Vins Georges Duboeuf.

Over the years, Georges has developed long-standing relationships with the region's top growers and winemakers. Georges is involved in every aspect of his enterprise and is known for his passion and his legendary palate. In 2003, the Duboeuf family opened a new, modern winery in Romanéche-Thorins. The following year, the Duboeuf and Deutsch families jointly purchased Château des Capitans in Juliénas. With annual sales of 30 million bottles, Georges Duboeuf is one of the world's best-known French brands.



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Lamadrid Malbec 2010
Lamadrid Malbec 2010
(search item no. 114510)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A very well-concentrated and strong wine with intense red ruby colour. To the nose it is spicy with clove and cinnamon combined with ripe fruits. In the mouth persistent velvety tannins are well balanced with the acidity.
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About Lamadrid:

Lamadrid Estate Wines comes from a delicate balance between the work at the vineyard and the vinification process. There are dedicated people in both fields and Guillermo García Lamadrid and Hector Durigutti, Master Winemaker and General Manager, devote a lot of time and effort in these areas.  Durigutti and García Lamadrid have developed a close working relationship and partnership crucial for the early success of our Lamadrid brand.


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Guigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2010
Guigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2010
(search item no. 113179)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2011 Decanter rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is fresh, rich, and complex, offering aromas of honeysuckle, pear, kiwi, and minerals.

Serve this dry white with appetizers, grilled fish, or spicy Asian preparations of all kinds.

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About E. Guigal:

The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Côte-Rôtie. In these vineyards that are over 2400 years old, you can still see the small terraced walls characteristic of the Roman period. Etienne Guigal arrived in this region in 1923 at the age of 14. He made wine for over 67 vintages and, at the beginning of his career, participated in the development of the Vidal-Fleury establishment.

Despite his young age, Marcel Guigal took over from his father in 1961 when the latter was victim to a brutal illness rendering him blind. Marcel's hard work and perseverance enabled the Guigals to buy out Vidal-Fleury in 1984, although the establishment retains its own identity and commercial autonomy. In 2000, the Guigals purchased the Jean-Louis Grippat estate in Saint-Joseph and Hermitage, as well as the Domaine de Vallouit in Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage.

In the cellars of the Guigal estate in Ampuis, the northern appellations of the Rhône Valley are produced and aged. These are the appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage. The great appellations of the Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Tavel and Côtes-du-Rhône, are also aged in the Ampuis cellars.



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Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2007
Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2007
(search item no. 107767)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep and dark red, notes of fresh fruits with red berries and spices. Full, round and racy with rounded and smooth tannins. A full-bodied, rich and intensely aromatic wine. Full with a long finish and plenty of elegance and finesse due to the well balanced tannins and fruit.
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About E. Guigal:

The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Côte-Rôtie. In these vineyards that are over 2400 years old, you can still see the small terraced walls characteristic of the Roman period. Etienne Guigal arrived in this region in 1923 at the age of 14. He made wine for over 67 vintages and, at the beginning of his career, participated in the development of the Vidal-Fleury establishment.

Despite his young age, Marcel Guigal took over from his father in 1961 when the latter was victim to a brutal illness rendering him blind. Marcel's hard work and perseverance enabled the Guigals to buy out Vidal-Fleury in 1984, although the establishment retains its own identity and commercial autonomy. In 2000, the Guigals purchased the Jean-Louis Grippat estate in Saint-Joseph and Hermitage, as well as the Domaine de Vallouit in Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage.

In the cellars of the Guigal estate in Ampuis, the northern appellations of the Rhône Valley are produced and aged. These are the appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage. The great appellations of the Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Tavel and Côtes-du-Rhône, are also aged in the Ampuis cellars.