Red Wines    Carmenere    Chile    South America   
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Terra Andina Carmenere 2008
Terra Andina Carmenere 2008
(search item no. 123901)
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PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $8.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This Carmenere is intense with plumy fruit flavors accented by spicy cedar and cloves. The nose offers a blend of black currant, blackberry, grilled red pepper and black pepper, and those flavors carry over to the palate. This wine shows balance with volume and soft but present tannins and a formidable aftertaste.
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About Terra Andina:

Literally from the "Land of the Andes", Terra Andian embodies the adventurous spirit and bold profile of Chile's majestic mountain range, and it represents the new face of Chilean wine. Under the dynamic young winemaker Stefano Gandolini, Terra Andina has emerged as a rising star winery in Chile. Voluptuous fruit has become Terra Andina's signature.


Red Wines    Pinot Noir    Chile    South America   
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Terra Andina Reserva Pinot Noir 2009
Terra Andina Reserva Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 123897)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $9.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This Reserva Pinot Noir shows a seductive and complex combination of black cherry and Raspberry aromas, Rose petals and Violets, mingled with a soft touch of vanilla and coconut. Full-bodied and rich, with a soft and velvety texture. Smooth tannins and an elegant aftertaste.
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About Terra Andina:

Literally from the "Land of the Andes", Terra Andian embodies the adventurous spirit and bold profile of Chile's majestic mountain range, and it represents the new face of Chilean wine. Under the dynamic young winemaker Stefano Gandolini, Terra Andina has emerged as a rising star winery in Chile. Voluptuous fruit has become Terra Andina's signature.


Red Wines    Pinot Noir    North Coast    California   
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Parducci Small Lot Blend Pinot Noir 2011
Parducci Small Lot Blend Pinot Noir 2011
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PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $13.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Pinot Noir offers aromas of juicy, ripe raspberries and strawberries. Its berry flavors are full and rich on the palate, picking up a hint of cedar on the finish.

Enjoy this medium-bodied red wine with grilled salmon, pork tenderloin, creamy mushroom soup, and fine cuts of red meat.

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About Parducci:

Sixteen year-old Adolph Parducci arrived in Northern California with his parents in 1912. The new immigrant family settled in Mendocino County an area that resembled their native Tuscany. Even today, the geography and climate of Mendocino County are similar to Northern Italy. The County's hillside vineyards provide plenty of exposure to ripen hearty red grape varieties, while deep river valleys with good drainage support flavor-packed white grapes. Adolph purchased his first vineyard in 1921, just one-year after Prohibition. To survive, Parducci created a market for his grapes with home winemakers from as far away as New York. Adolph and his four sons built their full-scale winery in 1932 on the site of their original Home Ranch just above the Ukiah Valley.

In 1944, Parducci produced one of the first varietal bottling of California Zinfandel. This wine signaled the arrival of California as a premium winegrowing area and of Parducci Wine Cellars as the producer of quality wines. Two years later, we made the first varietal bottling of California Petite Sirah and today we are still the largest producer of Petite Sirah with just over 20,000 cases.

Parducci is "Family Farmed," locally owned and operated in California's Mendocino County. We are committed to sustainable winegrowing practices that yield top quality grapes and wines while protecting the environment and supporting our community and local farmers.



White Wines    Sauvignon Blanc    Other California    California   
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Avalon Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Avalon Sauvignon Blanc 2011
(search item no. 122249)
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PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $7.99

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On the nose the wine shows aromatics of a slightly grassy note with plenty of citrus and tropical notes and a hint of minerality. The wine shows bright, pure flavors and good balance. The wine tastes of fresh pineapple and crisp grapefruit with a clean, crisp finish. The addition of the Gewürztraminer contributes a subtle orange note to the wine on the back of the palate. A clean wine perfect for pairing with seafood dishes, grilled chicken or oysters.

Blend: 98% Sauvignon Blanc, 2% Gewürztraminer

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About Avalon:

Like the Indie films that inspired Avalon, our wines are original and uncut. We focus on the essence of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. We differentiate ourselves by producing flavorful wines at a decent price. We specialize in Cabernet Sauvignon and just recently branched out with our first release of Merlot from the 2009 vintage.

Avalon - AKA Paradise. According to Arthurian legend, the town of Glastonbury in the U.K. was once known as Avalon. Avalon has long been associated with paradise. It is a land of souls. Many believe that King Arthur's soul rests there and will some day rise again to defend England.

Our wines don't cost a king's ransom, but that's exactly what our Winemaker Alex Cose used to make. We joke with him and say, "Make us a wine that tastes like $75, and then let's sell it for about $15".



Red Wines    Zinfandel    Other California    California   
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XYZin Old Vine Zinfandel 2011
XYZin Old Vine Zinfandel 2011
(search item no. 124875)
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Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $13.99

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Deep red with blue tones. The nose shows raspberry compote, crushed bing cherries, and red currant. Rich and full with bright acidity and fresh fruit notes. Creamy caramel roundness emphasizes the spicy backnotes and the juicy fruit fi nishes with a touch of pepper.

Great with everyday foods. A beautiful partner to pizza – especially those with fresh tomato toppings. Zinfandel also pairs well with Indian cuisine – a touch of curry complements the spice and the juicy fruit helps tame the spice on the palate.

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About XYZin:

XYZin is a premium Zinfandel producer that explores the effects of vine age on the structure and style of Zinfandel wines. Each of our three wines is an expression of the time and place the vines were planted, and come from Zinfandel vines at least 10, 50 or 100 years of age at the time of harvest. We believe the age of a vine is as much a part of a wine’s makeup as climate, soil and clone selection, and each wine reflects the physical age of its vine, as well as the techniques and traditions of generations of farmers.