Champagne & Sparkling    Non-Vintage    Champagne    France - Other regions   
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Mumm Brut Cordon Rouge
Mumm Brut Cordon Rouge
(search item no. 518)
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Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $44.99

Winemaker's Notes:

A long aging provides additional flavors of vanilla, roasted nuts and a hint of toast. A result of the carefully chosen infusion of terroir and reserve wines, the finish is long. Imparting to the finish is lightness from Chardonnay, fruitiness from Pinot Noir and roundness provided by Pinot Meunier.
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About G.H. Mumm:

Mumm was founded in 1827, and its well-known Cordon Rouge was launched by 1875, decorated with the now-famous red ribbon of the Legion of Honor. The firm owns 540 acres of vineyards throughout the Champagne region, and is the largest company in Reims. Since its founding, the house of Mumm has been regarded as one of the most famous names in Champagne. Its Champagnes are crafted from a palette of prestigious crus with varied flavors that offer each cuvée finesse, elegance and freshness. 80% of production undergoes remuage in gyropalettes, but the cuveés de prestige are still handled manually. Mumm is the second-largest selling Champagne in the United States.


Champagne & Sparkling    Vintage    Willamette Valley    Oregon   
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Argyle Brut 2005
Argyle Brut 2005
(search item no. 96973)
green wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Two grape varieties, Oregon Chardonnay & Oregon Pinot Noir, are used in Argyle Brut.

This is a robust, bold bubbly! The finish is rich, creamy and yeasty with ripe Pinot Noir fruit character driving the impression of this wine on down the long, highway of one's gullet.

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About Argyle:

Twenty-five years ago, Argyle began making wine in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Since 1987, winemaker Rollin Soles and viticulturist Allen Holstein have teamed up to produce world-class method champenoise sparkling wines, barrel-fermented Chardonnay, and silky-textured Pinor Noir from low-yielding vines that are winery farmed on some of the best hillside slopes and elevations. Argyle wines have received a total of 11 Wine Spectator Top 100 designations - more than any other winery in Oregon. The Argyle wines represented on this list include sparkling wine, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, truly making Argyle one of the finest practitioners of the craft of elegant, long-lived winegrowing.


Champagne & Sparkling    Non-Vintage    Champagne    France - Other regions   
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Laurent-Perrier Brut
Laurent-Perrier Brut
(search item no. 6138)
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PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $35.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Laurent-Perrier Brut L-P is the standard-bearer for the house style of Laurent-Perrier. Crisp, fresh and elegant, Brut L-P reflects the fundamental essence of our Champagnes.

The color is a pale golden hue, with fine and persistent bubbles. The nose is fresh and delicate, showing good complexity with hints of citrus and white fruit. Brut L-P's light style has led the way to making Champagne the ideal aperitif drink. Its perfect balance, crispness of flavors and finesse also make it the ideal companion for fish, poultry and white meat.

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About Laurent Perrier:

Laurent-Perrier has been located at Tours-sur-Marne since its creation in 1812, placing it at the epicenter of three famous Champagne vineyards: the Montagne de Reims, the Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs. Since 1949, the House has climbed from 100th place worldwide to 4th place. The impulse behind this growth has come from Bernard de Nonancourt, a man with an ardent and courageous entrepreneurial spirit and the will to build a team around the ambition to create a unique brand.

Laurent-Perrier creates wines that give pleasure and are based on a solid savoir-faire. It was the first champagne House to introduce a large proportion of Chardonnay – a minority grape in the region – into the blend of its Brut L-P. Laurent-Perrier has also created other products, such as Cuvée Rosé Brut, a wine with a unique rosé color with the characteristic aromas of red berries. The House has also created Ultra-Brut, a natural brut (unsweetened) wine that requires the skill of subtle assemblage of high-quality grapes, since this wine can only be made from very mature grapes with low acid content.

Laurent-Perrier is a member of the prestigious Comité Colbert, which gathers together French luxury creators in all lines.



Red Wines    Bordeaux Red Blends    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Andrew Will Winery Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2007
Andrew Will Winery Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2007
(search item no. 102145)
collectible wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $51.97

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This vintage is composed of more than half Cabernet Franc. The unctuous almost liquid cascade of flavors that first come to mind are greatly colored by this grape. The mid palate is thick and rich with a compelling balance and flow to the palate. At this period this is compelling wine which is at once a wine to drink after being open for a few hours or one to put away for a decade or more.
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About Andrew Will Winery:

Andrew Will Winery was started in 1989 and is owned by Chris Camarda. The winery was launched out of a love for wine that Chris developed while working in the restaurant trade for almost 20 years. Named after his son Will and nephew Andrew, Andrew Will has been a major contributor in putting Washington State on the map as a world-class wine-producing region.

Andrew Will wines are labeled by vineyard with each wine a different makeup of the Bordeaux varietals. These vineyards, all in the Columbia Valley, include Camarda's own estate Two Blondes. He is part owner of the Champoux Vineyard and sources from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard.



Red Wines    Bordeaux Red Blends    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Andrew Will Winery Sorella 2007
Andrew Will Winery Sorella 2007
(search item no. 103483)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $69.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The complex display of mineral and fruit notes puts this wine into play as one with terrific promise. This wine is a dominant expression of Cabernet Sauvignon which exhibits itself in a light made brighter by the addition of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Already it is starting to move out of its first stage into something more formed and giving. We like the persistently bright personality of this vintage of Sorella as well as its ability to cast a shadow into the future.
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About Andrew Will Winery:

Andrew Will Winery was started in 1989 and is owned by Chris Camarda. The winery was launched out of a love for wine that Chris developed while working in the restaurant trade for almost 20 years. Named after his son Will and nephew Andrew, Andrew Will has been a major contributor in putting Washington State on the map as a world-class wine-producing region.

Andrew Will wines are labeled by vineyard with each wine a different makeup of the Bordeaux varietals. These vineyards, all in the Columbia Valley, include Camarda's own estate Two Blondes. He is part owner of the Champoux Vineyard and sources from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard.



Red Wines    Pinot Noir    Willamette Valley    Oregon   
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Roco Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2008
Roco Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 107490)
green wine
screw cap wine
boutique wine

Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $26.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#71 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010

A nice deep inhale of spice and blackberries with a touch of chocolate. Pure fruit flavors lavishly roll across the tongue with true complexity and a nod toward the soil - tender flavors of earth, minerality, and an essence of myrrh. It is rich and succulent on the palate with a long dark cherry finish. I've not said this before... this is my favorite ROCO Willamette Valley to date.

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About Roco:

Rollin and Corby Soles planted their small Wits' End Vineyard, located on the southwest slope of the Chehalem Mountains, in 2001. Two years later they produced their first vintage, four barrels of the 2003 Private Stash Pinot Noir. They were so delighted with the wine that they decided to produce two separate ROCO Pinot Noirs each vintage: the Private Stash and Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Rollin brings more than twenty years of Oregon winemaking experience, a passion for Pinot Noir and insistence on the highest winemaking standards to this private family venture.


Champagne & Sparkling    Non-Vintage    Veneto    Italy   
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Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco
Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco
(search item no. 75299)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $17.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Nino Franco's non-vintage sparkling Rustico Prosecco is unquestionably the world's finest value in a high quality, Champagne look-alike. The non-vintage, light-bodied Prosecco di Valdobiaddene Rustico offers gorgeously elegant, fresh, lively fruit, notes of bread dough and citrus, and persistent effervescence.
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Champagne & Sparkling    Vintage    Veneto    Italy   
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Zardetto Zeta Prosecco 2009
Zardetto Zeta Prosecco 2009
(search item no. 106904)
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright straw-yellow in color with an elegant and finely textured perlage, Zeta offers layered aromas of orange blossom, lemongrass, peach and tropical fruits. This extremely versatile wine can be served as an aperitif, with traditional desserts like pastries and fruit tarts to antipasti and appetizers, or simply by itself after dinner.
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About Zardetto:

As one of the first companies to introduce and distribute Prosecco in Italy, Zardetto is conquering the global market, and is having great success thanks to the high quality of its products. Owner Fabio Zardetto, always attentive to his customers' needs, has invested countless resources in search of quality, resulting in consistent technological improvements that have strengthened the company’s business and consolidated its market position. Zardetto now delivers a complete and versatile Prosecco to the educated consumer, the discerning journalist, or the curious visitor, thanks to the powerful combination of land and climate, state-of-the-art technology, hard work, and most importantly, excellent wine.

Zardetto, located in the heart of the famous Prosecco vineyards in the beautiful Conegliano hills, 40 miles from Venice, has been a leader in sparkling wine production for more than 30 years. Zardetto controls the entire production process, starting from vineyard management and continuing until the Prosecco reaches the consumer. In 2002, Fabio turned his efforts to the construction of a new winery. Today, Zardetto owns a large and modern winery, that houses a tasting room with picturesque vineyard views and a Prosecco wine shop. The winery incorporates the most sophisticated technologies, a team of skilled experts, and a strong partnership with grape growers.