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Mouton-Cadet Bordeaux Rouge 2010
Mouton-Cadet Bordeaux Rouge 2010
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PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $10.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Mouton Cadet Rouge is made from a blend of classic varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc. Merlot displays roundness and ripe red fruit flavors, Cabernet Sauvignon adds a tannic structure and touches of black berry fruit, while the Cabernet Franc provides elegance and freshness.

Color: A scintillating, deep garnet red.

Nose: Highly expressive black fruit at first, with touches of toast and fine spice followed by complex fresh fruit aromas that burst from the glass.

Palate: Particularly supple and round on the entry, displaying an attractive harmony between silky tannins and the freshness of the fruit on the nose. A hedonistic wine, succulent and richly flavored, that ends with a generous and pleasant, fruit-filled finish.

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About Mouton-Cadet:

Since 1930, Mouton Cadet has been renowned for its exacting standards and audacity. The fruit of generous nature and the work of human hands, the result of the encounter between an exceptional terroir and the passion of Baron Philippe de Rothschild (1902-1988), over the years Mouton Cadet has consistently combined quality, prestige and know-how in an expressive, seductive wine. Today, Mouton Cadet has become the worldwide reference for Bordeaux Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée wines.


Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Honig Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Honig Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 117430)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 Decanter rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 85 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#89 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

Blackberry, plum, and cherry notes are framed with hints of exotic spices, and perfectly balanced by sweet oak. The palate is full and rich with structured tannins and a long finish. Enjoyable upon release and can be cellared through 2018 and beyond.

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About Honig Vineyard & Winery:

The Honig Family purchased their 68-acre vineyard in Rutherford in 1964, and sold the grapes they grew to neighboring wineries. In 1980, the family tried their hand at producing their own Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, to great acclaim. Michael Honig took over management of the winery in 1984, at the age of 22. In 1987, the Honigs made their first Cabernet Sauvignon. Under Michael, Honig's direction, the winery has grown from a small "garage winery" to a 25 person operation. Using solar power and sustainable farming methods, winemaker, Kristin Belair focuses on two varietals: Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. This focus allows her to produce handcrafted wines that are a true expression of the vineyard.


Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Margaret River    Australia   
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Robert Oatley Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Robert Oatley Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2011 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A full-flavored yet finely structured Cabernet of great appeal: black berries, dried leaves and fine gravelly tannin, reflect an outstanding year.
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About Robert Oatley:

Famed Australian Vintners, Bob and Sandy Oatley, founders of Rosemount Estate, began their next wine venture to pay homage to the many terrific regions of Australia and the grapes most suited to the terroir.

Wherever he makes wine, Bob Oatley's underlying philosophy is to find the right vineyard with the right soil and match it to the right variety.

With the guidance of winemaker, Larry Cherubino, Robert Oatley Vineyards shares the expression of regions, such as Margaret River, McLaren Vale, Yarra Valley, Great Southern and Central Ranges.



Red Wines    Grenache    McLaren Vale    Australia   
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d'Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard Grenache 2009
d'Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard Grenache 2009
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $31.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The nose is an inviting swirl of flowers, spice, earth and red fruits including strawberries and mulberries. The palate is a textural wonderland, slippery graphite then grainy, gritty fruit tannin flows into earthy grip betraying its old-vine concentration. All the while the ripe red fruits dance about, keeping everything fresh and zingy. This is an intense, structured Grenache worthy of aging to build upon its already complex character. This is real Grenache, at its best.
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About d'Arenberg:

One of the undisputed kings of Australian Shiraz and Rhone varietals, d'Arenberg has managed to turn individuality into an art form by doing a whole lot of little things differently. The original vineyards were established by Joseph Osborn in 1912 in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. A century on, the estate has grown to 345 acres, and the mantle now rests with fourth-generation winemaker, Chester Osborn. By maintaining a focus on traditional winemaking and nurturing their old-vine material, the Osborn clan has successfully established themselves as one of the country's leading producers of concentrated wines that are full of character.


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Terrabianca Campaccio 2007
Terrabianca Campaccio 2007
(search item no. 110229)
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Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $26.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#36 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011

Bright, deep ruby red color. A bouquet of dark berry fruit, a hint of cocoa and toasted almond, and tanned leather aroma. Perfectly balanced body, with concentration and freshness. Overall balance, solidly built with very well-developed tannins.

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About Terrabianca:

The first document to mention Terrabianca is dated 1085: two centuries before Dante. Located just over 35 miles from Florence towards Siena, in the heart of Chianti Classico, its gently rolling country is much the same as it was in the Middle Ages. The Guldeners have 'only' been here since 1987; although in this relatively short period of time, they have propelled the estate to the highest quality levels, entirely restoring the seventeenth-century homestead, constructing a brand new winery, and restructuring the Terrabianca range.

In 1997, the couple purchased a second property, some 44 miles southwest of the original Terrabianca nucleus: Il Tesoro di Terrabianca ("Treasure of Terrabianca"). Its 262 acres bring the Guldeners' total acreage to 334, and are a mere 6 miles from the sea, in Maremma - the new frontier of Tuscan viniculture. This recent acquisition focuses on the olive oils (from over 4,000 Frantoio, Moraiolo and Leccino olive trees, many of which some 300 years old!) and Sangiovese grapes that go into a youthful and appealing 100% varietal, La Fonte. Packaging and label for this wine (see photo) have been kept distinct from the rest of the line, although the product itself is also styled by Vittorio Fiore, Terrabianca wine-maker from day one.



Red Wines    Tempranillo    Ribera del Duero    Spain   
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Bodegas Vizcarra JC Vizcarra 2010
Bodegas Vizcarra JC Vizcarra 2010
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The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $26.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A truly great wine, it boasts a dense purple color along with notes of camphor, creme de cassis, licorice, damp earth and forest floor. The beautiful fragrance is accompanied by a wine with a full-bodied, opulent texture, and a voluptuous, luxurious mouthfeel as well as finish.

With meaty, herbal, and earthy aromas, this wine has the soul typical of great Riberas. Pair this with lamb shank, roast beef, grilled steak and braised pork shoulder. For more casual fare, beef, lamb or bison burgers on the rare side and ropa vieja are good matches.

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About Bodegas Vizcarra:

Bodegas Vizcarra Ramos was founded by Juan Carlos Vizcarra in 1991. They own 64 acres (26 hectares) of vineyards in the town of Mambrilla and Roa in Burgos.

What makes Vizcarra wines unique? For one, Juan Carlos Vizcarra's passion, determination and commitment are evident in these very elegant and complex wines.He is also one of a handful of genuine pioneer "garagistes" (small production winemaking) in the Ribera del Duero. Juan Carlos' Commitment to small production wines and gravity feed vinification results in genuine wines of purity and balance.



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Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva 2010
Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva 2010
(search item no. 121149)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#51 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

A deep red color with hints of purple, this Malbec is expressive on the nose with notes of ripe black fruits, violets, and tobacco.

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About Bodega Norton:

Astonished at the features of the place, and pushed by his visionary spirit, in 1895, an English Engineer, Mr. Edmund J. P. Norton planted the first vines importing them from France, thereby giving origin to what was the first winery in the area.

Almost 100 years later, Austrian businessman, Mr. Gernot Langes–Swarovski, travelled to Mendoza and experienced the same fascination for the region beauty, the warmth of its people, and the excellent conditions for vine growing. Supporting his decision in his intuition and in the fact that he was convinced of the high potential the vitiniculture represented in Argentina, in 1989, he acquired the Winery with the following firm aim: to make wines recognized worldwide for their quality. While executing this project, he appointed his son Michael as the person responsible for the management of the company, who, jointly with a team of local professionals started a new phase of investment, revamping and growth.

In that way, the incorporation of top-notch technology together with the knowledge and passion of people, have caused Norton to be the leading brand in exports and one of the country´s most important Wineries.

Our 5 farms have over 1200 ha fit for growing vine, 680 ha out of which are currently cultivated. Over 150 families of vineyard workers live and work there, sharing secrets and experiences from generation to generation. This knowledge and passion for the work, combined with the professionalism of our team of agricultural engineers result in products with excellence.



Red Wines    Sangiovese    Tuscany    Italy   
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Folonari Chianti 2010
Folonari Chianti 2010
(search item no. 119885)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $9.99

Winemaker's Notes:

#41 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

The Tuscan classic. Chianti wines originated in the 13th century, but there's nothing old-fashioned about the contemporary taste of Folonari Chianti.

This 100% Sangiovese is a wine vinified in stainless steel to emphasize fresh, crisp flavors of these grapes. A Tuscan treasure and 100% Italian, this DOCG wine is made using grapes sourced from Italy's most well-known wine producing area, the Chianti region. With juicy flavors and fragrant aromas, this wine is fresh, fruity, full and harmonious, with blackberry and raspberry notes and toasted almond notes on the finish.

Pair with: Veal, pork, pizza, pasta with meat sauce, chicken

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About Folonari:

The history of Folonari dates from 1825, when Francesco Folonari founded the firm in Valcamonica in the Veneto. In the latter half of the 19th century, he and his sons moved to Brescia, establishing one of Italy's first winemaking facilities. They pioneered the production and distribution of wine in bottle, thus making it possible for consumers to drink wines of good and constant quality on an everyday basis. This philosophy continues to guide the firm today as it offers a range of typical regional wines from the most popular viticultural areas.

Folonari Soave is the daily choice of many discriminating wine drinkers, an easy; gentle dry wine, which everyone will enjoy. Pinot Grigio is a fresh, dry varietal with a subtle touch of almonds, grown in the Veneto district, and the perfect step up from Folonari Soave. Compare Folonari Pinot Grigio to examples selling several times its modest price! Merlot, a soft, round red wine pleasing to all palates, is a terrific bargain in a variety, and still very fashionable. In keeping with their tradition of assuring value for money, Folonari also offers a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon at a fraction of the cost of comparable wines as well as other selections in keeping with their tradition of assuring value for money.



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Perrin et Fils Vinsobres Les Cornuds 2010
Perrin et Fils Vinsobres Les Cornuds 2010
(search item no. 119611)
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Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#58 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

Dark with purple undertones. On the nose, intense on notes of violet, black fruit and spices, black pepper and licorice. On the mouth, the wine is round, full-bodied, with huge finesse and elegant tannins. A very fresh wine.

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About Perrin et Fils:

Jean-Pierre, François and Pierre Perrin are proud to present their fine wines, inspired by the memory of their grandfather, Pierre Perrin. Using the same techniques employed at Château de Beaucastel, the Perrins have added some interesting appellations to their already impressive list of wines.

"Jean-Pierre and François Perrin - chosen among the Most Influential Wine Personalities of the last 20 Years. The Perrins believe in natural winemaking, unfiltered wines, and routinely produce long-lived classics that are among the finest in the world." -Robert M. Parker, Jr's The Wine Advocate



Red Wines    Other Red Blends    Barossa Valley    Australia   
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Peter Lehmann Clancy's 2009
Peter Lehmann Clancy's 2009
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Tasting Panel rating: 91 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 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:

The color shows a dark center with a garnet rim. The nose displays a lovely raspberry and pastille lift with a palate of red berry, dark plums and chocolate. Blending the three varietals gives Clancy's great complexity, richness of fruit flavor and a harmonious balance of soft tannin finish.

Blend: 39% Shiraz, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot

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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.