Champagne & Sparkling    Non-Vintage    Veneto    Italy   
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Mionetto Il Prosecco
Mionetto Il Prosecco
(search item no. 58519)
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PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $12.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Straw-colored wine with brilliant reflections. The aroma is fruity; reminiscent of pear and citrus with a slightly floral bouquet. The wine is fresh and crisp with apparent apple and peach flavors. This gentle-sparkling wine typifies the traditional wine-maker's Prosecco, fermented in the Charmat method to maintain the fresh fruity quality of the Prosecco grape.

Perfect with brunch, lunch, dinner or potato chips. Enjoy in everyday social situations.

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Red Wines    Zinfandel    North Coast    California   
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Bonterra Organically Grown Zinfandel 2008
Bonterra Organically Grown Zinfandel 2008
(search item no. 105307)
green wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $16.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Black pepper spice and ripe blueberry and plum, hints of toasty oak and vanilla. Elegant and balanced soft finish.
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About Bonterra:

Bonterra wines are a natural expression of the unique climate and soil of the Mendocino coast. The name "Bonterra" means good earth. All of their wines are nurtured from organically grown grapes. Bonterra relishes the re-discovery of age-old traditions of viticulture, working in harmony with Nature, to create wines with pure, concentrated flavors.

THE BONTERRA PHILOSOPHY
We honor the land by farming organically, creating rich soils that provide healthy vines the opportunity to deliver wonderfully flavorful fruit. With every sip of Bonterra wine, you can taste our natural commitment. There's no other way to fully capture the expression of our Mendocino terroir.
David Koball, Vineyard Manager



Rosé Wine    Rose    Argentina    South America   
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Crios de Susana Balbo Rose of Malbec 2010
Crios de Susana Balbo Rose of Malbec 2010
(search item no. 108119)
screw cap wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $11.29

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

Winemaker's Notes:

A beautiful, deep, vibrant rosé color. Has a surprising amount of body for a rosé wine, and beautiful aromas of fresh, ripe wild strawberries. On the palate, the flavors of strawberries and young cherries come rushing in, accompanied by some spice notes and a clean, dry finish. This is the perfect chicken wine and a charming companion to mildly spicy Asian cuisine. Keep one in the fridge at all times and you'll always have a delicious wine to enjoy with light snacks and cheeses. Best consumed in its youth.
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About Crios de Susana Balbo:

After 22 years of winemaking, Susana Balbo has a strong sense of what she wants from her wines. From every harvest, she creates the grandest possible wines under her Susana Balbo label. To achieve this, she makes a rigorous selection of the finest barrels prior to making her final blends, dividing them into the parents (reserve level wines) and offspring or "crios."

Wines under her Crios label display ripe fruit flavors, excellent balance and concentration, and are meant to be enjoyed in their vibrant youth. These wines are produced under Dominio del Plata's code of sustainable agriculture.

Like Susana's own crios (a boy and a girl), they are extremely lovable and fun to be around. The label features a series of three connected and overlapping hands, an image inspired by a Mayan artifact. The artifact illustrates the interconnectedness of every generation, and the irony that we will be both the parent and the offspring at different times in our lives.



Red Wines    Syrah/Shiraz    Victoria    Australia   
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Taltarni Pyrenees Shiraz 2005
Taltarni Pyrenees Shiraz 2005
(search item no. 105828)
Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $15.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2002 Australian Wine Companion rating: 88 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2001 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A vibrant magenta red colour showing youthfulness whilst sophisticated on the nose with concentrated aromas of blueberries and mocha. Very appealing to drink now but built to cellar with confidence for at least ten years.
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About Taltarni:

Established in 1969, Taltarni was one of the founding wineries in the iron-rich Pyrenees wine region in Victoria. John Goelet, a direct descendant of the Guestier wine merchant family of Bordeaux, discovered the Taltarni Vineyard through a worldwide search for a site comparable to the great vineyards of Bordeaux. From the outset, Taltarni has a strong French influence with the initial plantings of Bordeaux varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Soon after, Taltarni extended its plantings with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay. The Goelet family also sources Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Taltarni has built its reputation on elegant sparkling wines that are crafted using methode traditionale techniques, as wells as producing exceptional red and white wines. The distinctive labels, featuring a 17th century cartouche, represent the attention to detail and the French elegance and finesses that are hallmarks of all Taltarni wines.