Red Wines    Pinot Noir    Marlborough    New Zealand   
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Wairau River Pinot Noir 2008
Wairau River Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 109405)
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Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $22.99

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

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine has a violet color, with cherry and wild berry fruits on the nose, shadowed by supple oak. On the palate the wine is soft and generous showing true varietal fruit flavors. Fine ripe tannins add structure and support creating a seamless finish.
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About Wairau River:

Established in 1978, the Rose family estate vineyards are situated on the banks of the Wairau River. Low crops and ripe fruit produce wine that has become renowned for exhibiting intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance. “The philosophy that we pursue has always been one of elegance and fruit power with the foundation of the style being drinkability. We put a lot of store in the selection of flavors in the vineyard, subsequent small batch vintning and the final touches of the marriage are created at the blending table."


Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 107549)
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Sourced from Columbia Valley vineyards in eastern Washington including our Cold Creek, Canoe Ridge Estate and Indian Wells vineyards.

Our goal with the Columbia Valley Cabernet is to highlight concentrated Washington red fruit in an accessible style. This is our inviting Cab with plenty of complexity and structure with silky tannins. It's also very versatile with food-try it with beef, pork or pasta.

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About Chateau Ste. Michelle:

Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington with some of the most mature vineyards in the Columbia Valley. The winery combines Old World winemaking with New World innovation and is best known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Chateau Ste. Michelle receives some of the highest accolades in the industry, including "American Winery of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast for 2004 and "2005 Winery of the Year" by Restaurant Wine. In addition, the winery's Eroica Riesling, crafted from a partnership with German winemaker Ernst Loosen, has been named to Wine Spectator's prestigious "Top 100" wines list for five consecutive years.

Chateau Ste. Michelle is one of the few premium wineries in the world with two state-of-the-art wineries, one devoted to whites and another to reds. This dedicated approach to winemaking allows winemaker Bob Bertheau to build winemaking programs to the unique specifications of red and white wines. While all of Chateau Ste. Michelle's vineyards are located on the east side of the Cascade Mountains where the climate is dry and sunny, Bob Bertheau makes the award winning white wines in Woodinville, 15 miles northeast of Seattle. The winery's expansive, 87-acre estate hosts more than 250,000 visitors annually for tours, tastings, dinners and outdoor summer concerts.



Red Wines    Pinot Noir    Central Coast    California   
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Greg Norman Estates California Estates Pinot Noir 2009
Greg Norman Estates California Estates Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 108582)

PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 The Wine News rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Santa Barbara's cool coastal climate of sunshine, sea breezes and fog makes it the perfect place to grow Pinot Noir with concentrated fruit flavors.

The fruit forward flavors of ripe cherry and strawberry are delivered with a smooth mouthfeel and lingering silky tannins.

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About Greg Norman Estates:

Greg Norman's passion for fine wine was the genesis of Greg Norman Estates - a collection of wines produced from some of the finest growing regions in Australia, California and Argentina. While his well-documented wins on the golf course have assured his place in golf history, off the course, Greg's passion and enthusiasm for wine and his zest and dedication for living well have combined to create a stunning collection of high-quality wines from some of his favorite parts of the world.


Red Wines    Pinot Noir    Willamette Valley    Oregon   
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Adelsheim Pinot Noir 2008
Adelsheim Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 105246)
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $25.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 85 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

With its broad array of origins and clones, this wine displays both red and black fruit aromas (cherries and raspberries), on the nose and the palate. In addition, one finds a light touch of brown spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice). True to our house style, it is elegantly textured with satiny, polished tannins showing in the finish. Pair it with salmon or ahi, veal or pork, poultry (think duck) or beef, or hearty vegetarian entrees.
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About Adelsheim:

Established in 1971, Adelsheim is a family-owned and operatedc winery with estate vineyards located in Oregon's northern Willamette Valley. Over the past 41 years, the Adelsheim Vineyard estate has grown to include twelve exception vineyard sites throughout the Valley, totaling 237 acres. Company co-founder, David Adelsheim, has done work throughout the years to benefit both the Oregon and American wine industries: grape and wine research, wine labeling, industry education, and promotion. He is recognized for is "outstanding service" to the industry and has played a vital role in building the Oregon wine industry and establishing its reputation worldwide. Today, he leads a current generation of passionate staff devoted to leading the industry in crafting consistently transcendent wines.


Red Wines    Sangiovese    Tuscany    Italy   
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La Maialina Chianti Classico Riserva 2007
La Maialina Chianti Classico Riserva 2007
(search item no. 108170)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
James Suckling rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Inviting aromas of black cherries, plums and sweet spices, with notes of roses and black pepper, elegant and lush on the palate with ripe round tannins and a long finish.
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About La Maialina:

La Maialina celebrates the history, culture and cuisine of Chianti, prized since antiquity for its rich soil and favorable climate. Rolling hillsides lend themselves to the optimal cultivation of the Sangiovese grape, ripening to perfection during the dry, warm summers. The La Maialina wines express the essence of Tuscany and the tradition of quality that defines this historic region. The name La Maialina (little pig) references the Cinta Senese heirloom breed that originated in the Siena area during the 1300’s and is the only Tuscan native pig to survive extinction. Produced by the revered Attilio Pagli, La Maialina Chianti, Chianti Classico, and Chianti Classico Riserva are crafted to express the essence of the territory and tradition of quality of this historic region. Settled first by Etruscan then the Romans, the earliest documentation of a “Chianti wine” dates back to the 13th century when viticulture was known to flourish in the “Chianti Mountains” around Florence. The Chianti denomination was first delimited in 1932 by ministerial decree and its boundaries have remained unchanged.


Red Wines    Pinot Noir    Central Coast    California   
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J. Lohr Falcon's Perch Pinot Noir 2009
J. Lohr Falcon's Perch Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 108316)
green wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $16.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Medium garnet color with aromas of wild strawberry, cherry, rose petal and dried herbs, accompanied by true varietal flavors of sage and cola nut, with a deep, earthy character. The lively acidity and delicate tannins make this a very compatible wine for mealtime or anytime.
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About J. Lohr Winery:

Founded more than three decades ago by Jerry Lohr, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines crafts an array of acclaimed wines from estate grapes. Still guided by Jerry today, this pioneering estate vineyard program is comprised of almost 3,000 acres of vines in Monterey County, Paso Robles and Napa Valley. From this palette of world-class fruit, J. Lohr handcrafts three tiers of award-winning wines – J. Lohr Estates, J. Lohr Vineyard Series and J. Lohr Cuvée Series. In addition to its signature brands, J. Lohr offers numerous flavorful wines under the Cypress Vineyards, ARIEL (non-alcoholic) and Painter Bridge labels.