Red Wines    Other Red Blends    North Coast    California   
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Parducci Sustainable Red Blend 2009
Parducci Sustainable Red Blend 2009
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PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $11.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Sustainable Red has berry fruit flavors and spicy complexities. Enjoy this robust dry red wine with pasta, pizza, grilled meats, and flavorful cheeses.

Blend: 30% Syrah, 26% Petite Sirah, 14% Merlot, 12% Carignane, 12% Zinfandel, and 6% other grapes

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About Parducci:

Sixteen year-old Adolph Parducci arrived in Northern California with his parents in 1912. The new immigrant family settled in Mendocino County an area that resembled their native Tuscany. Even today, the geography and climate of Mendocino County are similar to Northern Italy. The County's hillside vineyards provide plenty of exposure to ripen hearty red grape varieties, while deep river valleys with good drainage support flavor-packed white grapes. Adolph purchased his first vineyard in 1921, just one-year after Prohibition. To survive, Parducci created a market for his grapes with home winemakers from as far away as New York. Adolph and his four sons built their full-scale winery in 1932 on the site of their original Home Ranch just above the Ukiah Valley.

In 1944, Parducci produced one of the first varietal bottling of California Zinfandel. This wine signaled the arrival of California as a premium winegrowing area and of Parducci Wine Cellars as the producer of quality wines. Two years later, we made the first varietal bottling of California Petite Sirah and today we are still the largest producer of Petite Sirah with just over 20,000 cases.

Parducci is "Family Farmed," locally owned and operated in California's Mendocino County. We are committed to sustainable winegrowing practices that yield top quality grapes and wines while protecting the environment and supporting our community and local farmers.



Red Wines    Petite Sirah    Other California    California   
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Bogle Petite Sirah 2011
Bogle Petite Sirah 2011
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PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deeply inky, this wine coats the glass and lingers before the first sip has been taken. Heady aromas of boysenberries and blackberries headline the entry, while flavors of wild blueberries steal the show. Full-bodied and concentrated, seductive juniper and anise tangle with coffee and leather tones as the wine's finish lingers on stage. Enduring and enthralling, this wine is perfectly suited for an encore.

Try this unique wine with rich meat dishes of lamb, pork or game and their hearty sauces.

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About Bogle Vineyards:

Although the Bogle family has been farming since the 1800's, it wasn't until 1968 that the father and son team of Warren and Chris Bogle planted their first 20 acres of wine grapes in Clarksburg, California. Clarksburg is a small farming community nestled in the Sacramento Delta. Today Bogle Vineyards farms over 1,000 acres of wine grapes in the Delta region. While the winery was established ten years after the first grapes were planted, it has grown tremendously along with the vineyards. Bogle Winery is currently producing 100,000 cases of wine. Winemaker Christopher Smith joined the winery in 1992. He sources fruit from some of the best vineyards throughout the State of California and blends that fruit with the best grapes from our Estate Vineyards in Clarksburg.


Red Wines    Zinfandel    Sierra Foothills    California   
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Bogle Old Vines Zinfandel 2011
Bogle Old Vines Zinfandel 2011
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Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
Tasting Panel rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Spicy and bold, this wine smells of fresh, ripe fruit and Malabar pepper, with the first impressions enticing you to take a sip. On the palate, flavors of homemade raspberry jam simmering on the stove abound. Surrounded by vanilla bean, juniper and toasty oak tones, this wine is well balanced through and through. Full at entry, mouth filling in the mid palate and finishing round and ripe, this wine resonates well beyond the last sip.

This is a versatile wine to pair with everything from rich and unique dishes, to your favorite barbecue or weeknight take out!

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About Bogle Vineyards:

Although the Bogle family has been farming since the 1800's, it wasn't until 1968 that the father and son team of Warren and Chris Bogle planted their first 20 acres of wine grapes in Clarksburg, California. Clarksburg is a small farming community nestled in the Sacramento Delta. Today Bogle Vineyards farms over 1,000 acres of wine grapes in the Delta region. While the winery was established ten years after the first grapes were planted, it has grown tremendously along with the vineyards. Bogle Winery is currently producing 100,000 cases of wine. Winemaker Christopher Smith joined the winery in 1992. He sources fruit from some of the best vineyards throughout the State of California and blends that fruit with the best grapes from our Estate Vineyards in Clarksburg.


Red Wines    Nero d'Avola    Sicily    Italy   
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Torresella Nero d'Avola 2010
Torresella Nero d'Avola 2010
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PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $12.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Nero d'Avola is the signature variety of Sicily, the land of sea, sun, art and good food. It is deep red in color, with very intense aromas of red and black berry fruit, spice,s aromatic herbs and balsam. Outstanding body, fresh and soft-textured.
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About Torresella Winery:

The Torresella Winery is located in Italy's eastern Veneto region, an area of gentle hills and broad plains along the Adriatic Sea, about midway between Venice and Trieste. The land, with its alluvial soil of clay and limestone, has been known for its superior vineyards since Roman times.

Torresella was founded by Count Gaetano Marzotto who created a 4,000-acre venture surrounding the winery, ceding the land to tenant farmers from whom he bought the best grapes for his wines. Throughout the years, Torresella has been an innovator in modern winemaking techniques, with a goal of producing fresh, light, crisp wines of consistent quality at affordable prices.

Cantine Torresella produces six 100% varietal wines. There are two white wines, Pinot Grigio and Riesling, two red wines, Pinot Noir and Nero d’Avola, and two sparkling wines, Prosecco and Frizzante. The wines are exceptionally true to their varietal characteristics, with the emphasis on freshness and fruit complexity. ,p> Dr. Fabrizio Guerrini has been the Managing Director of Cantine Torresella since 1987, overseeing the winery's growth as an international symbol of quality and value - as well as a supporter of environmental issues, particularly wildlife. A unique feature of the handsome Torresella bottle labels are images of the ecosystem - stunning reminders of Torresella's commitment to environmental preservation.



Red Wines    Other Red Blends    Tuscany    Italy   
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Frescobaldi Remole Toscana Rosso 2010
Frescobaldi Remole Toscana Rosso 2010
(search item no. 111117)

PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A rich, luminous ruby of appealing depth announces an equally complex nose, Remole 2010 reveals multi-faceted aromas of red and dark fruit and lifted by spicier impressions of black pepper and liquorice. The entry is velvety and warm, and the components on the palate are well balanced, with a tasty vein of acidity. Aromatic fruit returns to grace a lengthy finish.

A classic example of a wine for all dishes, on all occasions. Enjoy it for example with charcuterie that is not too spicy, or with full-flavored pasta dishes such as all'amatriciana.

Blend: 85% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

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About Frescobaldi:

The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of Italy's oldest wineries, with a history dating to the 1300s. The family has included medieval knights, bankers, lawyers and patrons of the arts. The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of the most significant wine producers in Italy, with nine estates—and roughly 2,500 acres—in Tuscany. The family has been growing wine since the late 19th century, when they became the first in Tuscany to import and plant French vine cuttings. Because they have been producing wines for more than 700 years, to experience Frescobaldi is to glimpse the history of Florence, from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Wine Spectator has ranked many of their offerings in the 90s and their wines are consistently listed in the magazine's Top 100 Wines of the Year, encouraging wine enthusiasts from around the globe to become familiar with some of Italy's finest wines.



Red Wines    Other Red Blends    Other Spain    Spain   
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Atalaya Laya 2012
Atalaya Laya 2012
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The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Laya is 70% Garnacha Tintorera — Alicante Bouschet — and 30% Monastrell planted around 1000 metres (3280 feet) above sea level and aged for 4 months in French oak. Garnacha Tintorera is known for its deep color and here it coats the glass and imparts aromas of brooding black fruits, licorice, espresso, and pepper. Dense, savory, and rich.
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The winery was founded in 2003, but the family has 3 generations in vine cultivation. The main building is in the midst of vineyards, so the quality of the grapes remain intact in its short trip from vine to press.

This winery has 25 hectares of vineyards, which use the trellis system and drip-irrigation. The bodega cultivates Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon,Monastrell and produces about 50,000 bottles a year. It has 100 oak barrels, 80 American oak and 20 French, as well as stainless steel tanks with a capacity for 125,000 gallons.The premiere wine of this here is the Atalaya Crianza and its can be tasted in a tasting room that offers winery visits.



Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Columbia Crest Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Columbia Crest Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
(search item no. 117345)
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PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $8.25

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Plump aromas of ripe cherry, red berry and jam fill the nose, followed by notes of luscious berry sweetness on the palate. This textured wine with moderate tannins ends with a round finish.
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Founded in 1983, Columbia Crest has grown from a small winery in a relatively unknown wine region to one of the most significant wineries in the U.S. and a major force behind Washington state's emergence as a world-class wine region. Over the years, the winery has remained committed to delivery handcrafted, small-lot wines, as well as affordable, superior quality everyday wines. In 2009, the winery reached a milestone when Wine Spectator named their 2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon "Wine of the Year," the first time a wine from Washington state has received the ranking. This accolade was not only a historic moment for Columbia Crest, but for all wineries in Washington and reinforced the belief that the region is among the best wine-producing areas in the world.


Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Chile    South America   
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Santa Alicia Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo Reserva 2011
Santa Alicia Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo Reserva 2011
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PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $8.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Brilliant and deep ruby red color. With aromas of ripe fruit, bitter chocolate and spices. Good structure and concentration with round tannins.

Red meats, barbecue and a large array of cheese.

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About Santa Alicia:

In 1954, on fertile lands close to the capital of Chile, an important politician and businessman, Mr. Maximo Valdes, founded the vineyard "Houses of Pirque". With extensive experience in the wine business, he begins planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.

After half a century and four generations, the Valdes family has turned these vineyards in the best example of love for the land, and perfection in the quality of its products.

Today, identified as "Santa Alicia", as a way of honoring the women that in each generation carry this name, the vineyard continues with its tradition of excellence and prestige, expressed in each bottle are the decades of experience, high technology, and the privileged fruit which results from a marvelous environment.



Red Wines    Other Red Blends    Barossa Valley    Australia   
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Peter Lehmann Clancy's 2010
Peter Lehmann Clancy's 2010
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Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A deep cherry red color leads to a bouquet showing dark forest fruits and a touch of stylish oak in the background. The palate shows richness of fruit, softly textured tannins and a long, flavorsome finish.

It is a good idea to decant beforehand to allow some oxygen in and bring out the best in the wine. Clancy's is a wine to enjoy with friends over a bowl of pasta, platters of pizza, or a sizzling roast chicken. It will always be a welcome guest at a BBQ.

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About Peter Lehmann:

The history of Peter Lehmann Wines is intrinsically linked to the events that made the Barossa famous. Formed in 1979 by Peter Lehmann to assist the grape growers of the region who at the time were facing financial ruin, they now enjoy the rewards of longstanding friendships and loyalty. Each vintage, over 160 grape growers supply Peter Lehmann with the best fruit from over 900 of the best vineyards located throughout the Barossa. These amazing resources enable them to craft wines for every occasion, including their flagship, Stonewall. Peter Lehmann Wines has developed a reputation as one of Australia's most respected, energetic and innovative premium wine producers and today, the team continues to create wines that delight wine lovers around the globe.


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Parducci Sustainable Red Blend 2010
Parducci Sustainable Red Blend 2010
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PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $11.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Sustainable Red is a robust, dry red wine with berry fruit flavors and spicy complexities.

Enjoy this robust dry red wine with pasta, pizza, grilled meats, and flavorful cheeses.

Blend: 30% Syrah, 26% Petite Sirah, 14% Merlot, 12% Carignane, 12% Zinfandel, 6% Other Varieties

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About Parducci:

Sixteen year-old Adolph Parducci arrived in Northern California with his parents in 1912. The new immigrant family settled in Mendocino County an area that resembled their native Tuscany. Even today, the geography and climate of Mendocino County are similar to Northern Italy. The County's hillside vineyards provide plenty of exposure to ripen hearty red grape varieties, while deep river valleys with good drainage support flavor-packed white grapes. Adolph purchased his first vineyard in 1921, just one-year after Prohibition. To survive, Parducci created a market for his grapes with home winemakers from as far away as New York. Adolph and his four sons built their full-scale winery in 1932 on the site of their original Home Ranch just above the Ukiah Valley.

In 1944, Parducci produced one of the first varietal bottling of California Zinfandel. This wine signaled the arrival of California as a premium winegrowing area and of Parducci Wine Cellars as the producer of quality wines. Two years later, we made the first varietal bottling of California Petite Sirah and today we are still the largest producer of Petite Sirah with just over 20,000 cases.

Parducci is "Family Farmed," locally owned and operated in California's Mendocino County. We are committed to sustainable winegrowing practices that yield top quality grapes and wines while protecting the environment and supporting our community and local farmers.