Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
(search item no. 124190)
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Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $64.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2012 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 92 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1987 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1987 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

On the palate, this Cabernet is rich with sweet, ripe tannins, expanding to a greater breadth of refined textures. The flavor profile includes dark chocolate, sweet tobacco, mocha, leather, brown spice, cedar, vanilla and sweet licorice. The stand out qualities of this wine are its balance, supple texture, approachable grip and earthy notes.
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About Caymus:

As the Wagner family celebrated the 40th anniversary of Caymus Vineyards in 2012, they thought back to 1972 which Charlie Wagner, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner and their son, Chuck, built their winery among the vines planted on the family's ranch in Rutherford, California - the center of the Napa Valley. In 1975, the Wagners produced their first Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, which remains the only wine to have twice been named Wine Spectator's "Wine of the Year" (1984 and 1990 vintage).


Dessert, Sherry & Port    None    Various Regional   
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ChocoVine Chocolate Dessert Wine
ChocoVine Chocolate Dessert Wine
(search item no. 108277)
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PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $7.99

Winemaker's Notes:

ChocoVine is a fine French Cabernet subtly combined with a rich dark chocolate from Holland, paired together to create a decadent, silky smooth drink. It can be served on the rocks or as the main ingredient to an array of sinful cocktails.
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About ChocoVine:

ChocoVine is blended in Holland by one of the oldest and most respected cream manufactures in the world. Chocolate and wine can be paired in a way that features the best and the most interesting aspect of each flavor profile. But they are also both incredibly complex and pairing them has always been a daunting process, often leading to dreadful results. After years of research, however the perfect union on wine and chocolate is not only a reality but the outcome is a true match made in heaven! With ChocoVine, the two concepts are blended to perfection to create pure bliss. ChocoVine is gluten free.


Red Wines    Sangiovese    Tuscany    Italy   
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Da Vinci Riserva Chianti 2006
Da Vinci Riserva Chianti 2006
(search item no. 103886)

PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $19.97

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ruby red in color with rich chromatic nuances. The bouquet is distinctly fruity with dark cherry overtones that are balanced with hints of vanilla and cinnamon. The flavor reflects the spicy undertones and fruit of the bouquet supported by balanced tannins.
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About Cantine Leonardo da Vinci:

Established in 1961, Cantine Leonardo da Vinci sources only the finest grapes from premium Chianti and Chianti Classico vineyards. The result is premium, concentrated fruit which is then skillfully crafted into distinctive, fruit-forward, new world style Chianti.


White Wines    Riesling    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Hogue Genesis Riesling 2010
Hogue Genesis Riesling 2010
(search item no. 113006)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Each year some of our finest Riesling vineyards produce grapes that stand head and shoulders above the rest. We choose several of these vineyard blocks, mark them for Genesis, and pick them at optimal ripeness. The result is a beautifully balanced, intensely aromatic Riesling.
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About The Hogue Cellars:

The Hogue Cellars, founded in 1982 by Mike and Gary Hogue, is located in Eastern Washington's Columbia Valley, the premier grape growing region of the state. The climate and soils of the Columbia Valley produce grapes with intense fruit flavors and high natural acidity. The wines have a liveliness and ripe, zesty fruit flavors that make them ideal complements to a wide range of foods.


White Wines    Riesling    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2010
Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2010
(search item no. 108123)
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Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2013 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

THIS GIRL ROCKS IT!

Aromatic, smooth, vibrant and tasty. Think tangerine, pineapple wet stone, key lime, clove, and nectarine. Now stop thinking and start drinking.....'CAUSE KUNG FU GIRL KICKS ASS!

We love Riesling from Evergreen Vineyard in The Ancient Lakes area of Columbia Valley AVA.

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About Charles Smith:

First there was K Vintners, then the Magnificent Wine Company and now winemaker Charles Smith brings you his latest revelation. Charles Smith Wines: The Modernist Project is a response to how people generally consume wine today, that is immediately…as in immediately after being purchased at a market, restaurant or bar, to be drunk straight away. Wine in this category is typically either simple, or is a wine that would be much better a few years down the road. 'Modernist Project' wines are about putting as much into the bottle as possible. The intent is to create wines to be enjoyed now, but with typicity with regards to variety—that is merlot that tastes like merlot—and to the vineyard—wine that tastes like where it was grown. The wines are full of flavor, balanced, and true to their place of origin.


Dessert, Sherry & Port    Port    Portugal    Portugal   
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Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Old Tawny
Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Old Tawny
(search item no. 1560)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $29.99

Winemaker's Notes:

An exceptionally fine old tawny blend, aged for 10 years in oak casks. Elegant and smooth, combining delicate wood notes and rich mellow fruit, it is bottled for immediate drinking. A superb dessert wine, particularly with dishes made with chocolate, coffee or almonds, Taylor's 10 Year Old Tawny may also be served at the end of the meal in the same way as Vintage Port.
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About Taylor Fladgate:

Taylor's is now into its fourth century: one of the very oldest of the Port companies. It is the last totally independent company of the original British Port houses-and is still family owned and managed. It is run today from Oporto by descendants of the Yeatman and Fladgate families, both of which have been partners in the firm since the 1830s. For more than 300 years Taylor's name has been synonymous with consistent excellence in Port.


Red Wines    Rhone Red Blends    Chateauneuf-du-Pape    France - Rhone   
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Clos Saint-Jean Vieilles Vignes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2008
Clos Saint-Jean Vieilles Vignes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2008
(search item no. 124254)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Saint-Jean is found in numerous countries. It symbolizes life. It comes from fertile soils and land. It is made for quality foods, all of which is suitable to life. A classic Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, ruby red in color with dense but fresh fruit flavors and pepper on the palate. Finishes with grain-like tannins and all-encompassing of the terroir.
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About Clos Saint-Jean:

The prestigious Clos Saint Jean is run by the fourth generation of the Tacussel/Maurel family - Vincent and Pascal Maurel - under the tutelage of renowned oenologist Philippe Cambie. Clos Saint-Jean is considered by critics, sommeliers, and consumers alike to be among the top properties of the Southern Rhone. Robert Parker comments, “The tasting of the five (2007) cuvees must rank among the greatest single tasting in the southern Rhone I have ever done in 30+ years of wine tasting. Last year I sensed something special was happening, and the bottled (2007) wines confirm that something rare had occurred in the vineyards and cellars of Clos Saint-Jean.” The estate now boasts four 100 point wines, sourced from their extraordinary old vine plots, including choice parcels in the famed La Crau district of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The raw material for this wine is what is deemed at many domaines suitable for their top end cuvees, yet at Clos Saint-Jean this is their classic bottling. This cuvee “Vieilles Vignes” is produced from the oldest vines of the


Red Wines    Malbec    Argentina    South America   
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Tilia Malbec 2011
Tilia Malbec 2011
(search item no. 116153)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Tilia Malbec has a dark, blackish purple color. The nose offers ripe black fruits, black pepper spice and floral notes. The mouthfeel is full yet soft and supple, with black raspberry and currant flavors mingled with notes of sweet spice and a touch of leather. The finish is long and persistent with soft, sweet tannins.
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About Tilia:

Named after the Tilia (Linden) tree commonly found throughout Argentina’s wine country, Tilia wines possess true varietal character and embody the rural Mendozean lifestyle. For years vineyard workers have used the flowers of the Tilia to make an herbal tea for enjoyment after a hard day’s work. The name Tilia is chosen in honor of this wine country tradition.

The Tilia wines are made at Bodegas Esmeralda, a Catena family winery in the Eastern region of Mendoza that is dedicated to making value wines for the Argentine domestic market. Tilia wines offer a unique combination of fruit sourced from the traditional Eastern region and the dynamic Southern region of Mendoza. The Eastern region of Mendoza enjoys warm, sunny days and cool desert nights. The grapes have very ripe, rich fruit flavors and excellent mid-palate depth and concentration. Bright sunshine and low temperatures of the Southern region lend a cool freshness. The fruit from this area shows clean acid balance and soft, supple tannins.

Tilia is dedicated to responsible use of the environment. The winemaking and viticultural team actively engage in many practices and programs throughout the community to implement sustainability. Water conservation and reuse, minimal use of pesticides and organic fertilization are several examples of the team’s dedication. Furthermore, the entire Tilia viticultural team attends regular sustainability training sessions at the National University of Cuyo and National Agricultural Research Institute. They take this training into the field to share and implement with their grower partners.



Red Wines    Malbec    Argentina    South America   
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Antigal Uno Malbec 2010
Antigal Uno Malbec 2010
(search item no. 122011)
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PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $16.97

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense red color with violet tones. Aromas of wild berry and dark plum with a hint of coffee. Berry and plum continue to the palate with smoke and vanilla joining through the persistent finish. Pairs well with red meat entrees, Beef Wellington, roasted leg of lamb, grilled vegetables, and semi-firm cheeses.
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About Antigal:

Antigal Winery & Estates has four vineyards located in Mendoza; more specifically three in the Uco Valley of Tupungato: Las Lomas, Dona Angeles and La Dolores and Don Pedrin located in Russell-Maipu. The Vineyards in the Uco Valley are between 2000-3000 feet above sea level and are strategically positioned on different terroirs to maximize the expression of each varietal.

Our vineyards have great attributes: calcerous soils, very hot days and cool nights allow a slow and stable phenolic ripening of our grapes with a high concentration of aromas, colors and polyphenols.



White Wines    Riesling    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2012
Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2012
(search item no. 123487)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2013 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#51 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013

So f***in' sexy! This wine kicks ass with tons of complexity, showing notes of white peach, Linden leaves and slate. Lovely focused acidity, finishing very long with mandarin orange and lots of minerality. Grab the chop sticks, crack a bottle....this will make you happy.

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About Charles Smith:

First there was K Vintners, then the Magnificent Wine Company and now winemaker Charles Smith brings you his latest revelation. Charles Smith Wines: The Modernist Project is a response to how people generally consume wine today, that is immediately…as in immediately after being purchased at a market, restaurant or bar, to be drunk straight away. Wine in this category is typically either simple, or is a wine that would be much better a few years down the road. 'Modernist Project' wines are about putting as much into the bottle as possible. The intent is to create wines to be enjoyed now, but with typicity with regards to variety—that is merlot that tastes like merlot—and to the vineyard—wine that tastes like where it was grown. The wines are full of flavor, balanced, and true to their place of origin.