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Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Reserve
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Reserve
(search item no. 12927)
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Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $38.99

Winemaker's Notes:

It is composed of 20% of the Chardonnay grape variety, for elegance and delicacy, 40% of Pinot Noir, for roundness and structure and 40% of Pinot Meunier for fruitiness.

Pale gold in color, abundance of delicate bubbles.

Floral aromas of fruit with subtle predominance of white fruits: pear, apple, almonds and hazelnuts. Fresh opening, smooth, pleasant and balanced.

Food Pairing: This wine is an ideal accompaniment for Breton lobster and cream sauce, sole morel mushrooms, chicken brochettes with citronella.

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About Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte:

Nicolas Feuillatte created Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte in 1976 as an exclusive Reserve Champagne that today remains the guardian of Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte's quality and style. In 1986, Nicolas Feuillatte created a partnership with the Centre Vinicole de la Champagne, the largest association of growers in Champagne, situated in the heart of the vineyards, near the small Grand Cru village of Chouilly on the outskirts of Epernay.

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagnes are the exclusive issue of Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards and all cuvees are distinguished by the rich full expression of Champagne's unique terroirs.



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Santa Margherita Prosecco
Santa Margherita Prosecco
(search item no. 49672)
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PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Nestled in the hills of the eastern Veneto is one of the most wonderful wine growing regions - the Valdobbaidene. In April 2010 this small area was established as a DOCG region, the highest quality level that can be given to an Italian wine. Glera (formerly known as Prosecco) grapes are grown on the steep hillsides, 100% hand-harvested, and crafted into the prized Santa Margherita Prosecco DOCG. With peach and apple aromas, this fresh and balanced sparkling wine has fine perlage with a refreshing finish. Prosecco di Valdobbiadene is excellent as an aperitif, ideal with seafood dishes and after meals with light desserts.

The color is straw yellow, with an aroma that has a lively vinosity characterized by a fine fruity fragrance and an elegant long-lived mousse. On the palate the wine tastes pleasantly dry with a well-balanced acidity, making the wine fresh and lively.

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About Santa Margherita:

Santa Margherita introduced Pinot Grigio in 1980, and has become one of America's favorite premium wines. Recently voted the most popular imported wine, red or white, in top restaurants for the 11th consecutive year (Wine & Spirits 4/06), Santa Margherita remains a favorite among wine enthusiasts for its crisp, ripe character and consistent quality.


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Allegrini Palazzo della Torre 2008
Allegrini Palazzo della Torre 2008
(search item no. 113418)
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Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#60 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011

Palazzo della Torre has a particular structure and aromatic qualities, combined with an elegant and harmonious personality. A complex wine with pleasant raisined nuances and a lengthy, lingering finish. This wine has an aging potential of 8-10 years.

It pairs well with a wide range of Italian cuisine, such as pasta and risottos made with full-flavoured, spicy sauces and white and red meats, roasted or grilled. Also perfect with cold cuts and mediummatured cheeses.

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About Allegrini:

The estate is based in Fumane di Valpolicella, just north of Verona in northeastern Italy. Valpolicella, or "valley of many cellars" is an area crossed from north to south by a series of hills, which in succession form three parallel valleys. These valleys are crossed by steep-sided, narrow river beds which remain dry except during spring thaws or autumn rains.

The Allegrini family has been handing down grape growing and wine producing traditions over many generations, playing a major role in the Valpolicella Classico area for many centuries. Giovanni Allegrini was the founder of the new generation. He was extremely proud to be part of the Valpolicella, and dedicated his many resources and energies to this land. He was among the first in questioning local viticultural techniques, revolutionizing accepted practices, and speaking clearly about quality. He was able to combine the science of enology with strict grape selection, and between 1960 and 1970, made some of the Valpolicella's best wines.

Allegrini's winemaking philosophy is largely based on the concept of "cru" production: a single vineyard dedicated to the production of local varieties destined to become a single wine. These crus have been a success worldwide: The Palazzo della Torre, La Grola and La Poja have set the highest benchmarks for Valpolicella's wines.



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Fontodi Chianti Classico 2008
Fontodi Chianti Classico 2008
(search item no. 111881)
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James Suckling rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $37.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Fontodi is located in the heart of Chianti Classico precisely in the valley which lies south of the town of Panzano and is called the "Conca d'Oro" (the golden shell) because of its amphitheatre shape. A genuine and characteristc "Terroir", famous for centuries for its tradition of quality wine cultivation, thanks to a unique combination of high altitude, calcar clayschist soil, lots of light, and a fantastic micro-climate – warm and dry with a marked difference in day and night-time temperatures.
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About Fontodi:

Fontodi is located in the heart of Chianti Classico precisely in the valley which lies south of the town of Panzano and is called the "Conca d’Oro" (the golden shell) because of its amphitheatre shape. A genuine and characteristc "Terroir," famous for centuries for its tradition of quality wine cultivation, thanks to a unique combination of high altitude, calcar clayschist soil, lots of light, and a fantastic micro-climate.


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Chateau Gazin  2004
Chateau Gazin 2004
(search item no. 100755)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $37.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Feminine and delightful due to the dominance of the Merlot. An excellent accompaniment to white and red meats and game, as well as to almond, caramel, vanilla and red fruits desserts.
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About Chateau Gazin:

The Château GAZIN vineyards cover 64.2 acres in a single lot, with 56.8 acres under vines, located on the renowned clay-gravel plateau of Pomerol. The estate can produce up to 100,000 bottles a year. A second AOC Pomerol wine "l’Hospitalet de Gazin", was created in 1986 in order to reserve the best of the harvest for Château GAZIN.

The grapes are fermented in small cement vats. The wine is aged for 18 months in oak barrels (50% new) according to the Bordeaux tradition: malolactic fermentation in casks, rackings to separate the fine wine from the lees, fining with egg whites and, if necessary, light filtration.