Red Wines    Tempranillo    Ribera del Duero    Spain   
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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Torres Celeste 2008
Torres Celeste 2008
(search item no. 112625)

PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense blackberry color. Spicy and intense nose, with liquorice and black pepper hints on a base of well ripened fruits (blackberry and cherry). On the palate, very fruity at first with ripened tannins, also persistent and full bodied.
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About Miguel Torres:

In 1870, when the Torres family founded its wine-making and exporting company, they understood the importance of both respecting traditions and maintaining the utmost quality of their products. Today, thanks to this hundred year old commitment, Bodegas Torres is a strong leader in the Spanish wine and brandy industry.


White Wines    Chardonnay    Napa Valley    California   
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Grgich Hills Chardonnay 2009
Grgich Hills Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 114993)
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Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $32.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine's crisp, yet rich, flavors of apple, honeydew melon and fig with a hint of baked brioche are perfect for fresh seafood, roasted chicken, grilled pork, or creamy cheeses.
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About Grgich Hills Cellar:

Mike Grgich first gained international recognition at the celebrated "Paris Tasting" of 1976 in which a panel of eminent French judges swirled, sniffed, and sipped an array of the fabled white Burgundies of France and a small sampling of upstart Chardonnays from the Napa Valley. When the results where in, the French judges were shocked: they had chosen Mike’s 1973 Montelena Chardonnay as the finest white wine in the world. Mon Dieu! The results stunned the international wine establishment and immediately earned Mike Grgich a reputation as one of the greatest winemakers in the world.

Today, in Grgich Hills' 30th year, they remain committed to creating richly flavored, distinctive wines from certified organic Napa Valley vineyards that are farmed biodynamically. By all accounts they have succeeded. The new release of Cabernet Sauvignon just received a whopping 94 rating from Wine & Spirits and the Wine News awarded "Chardonnay of the Year" honors to their 2004 vintage. These world renowned Estate grown wines from prime Napa Valley vineyards are unique, delicious, and allocated.