Red Wines    Bordeaux Red Blends    St-Emilion    France - Bordeaux   
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Chateau La Rose Brisson St-Emilion Grand Cru 2006
Chateau La Rose Brisson St-Emilion Grand Cru 2006
(search item no. 101182)
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PRICE ON 8/31/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Fine elegant fruit on the nose giving way to firm velvety fruit on the palate. Wonderful structure and lingering classy finish.


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About Chateau La Rose Brisson:

Chateau La Rose Brisson, in Vignonet near Saint-Emilion, is owned by Martine Galhaud. This is a beautiful vineyard in the plains of 6 hectares planted mainly with Merlot (80%) and Cabernet Sauvignon on sandy-gravelly soils and deep sands. Winemaker Pascal Poussevin combines knowledge and tradition to develop a wine of great breed.


White Wines    Muscat    Other Italian    Italy   
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Bartenura Moscato 2010
Bartenura Moscato 2010
(search item no. 107951)
kosher wine


PRICE ON 8/31/2014: $13.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Crisp and refreshing, semi sweet, with lingering pear, tangerine, nectar and melon flavors on the finish.

Food Pairing Recommendations - Hors d'oeuvres or sipping at poolside ice cold and perfect with dessert or fresh fruit

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Red Wines    Other Red Blends    Argentina    South America   
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Beringer Red Moscato 2011
Beringer Red Moscato 2011
(search item no. 115656)

PRICE ON 8/31/2014: $7.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This innovative blend is the perfect harmony of Moscato, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. It brings together the vivid aromas and flavors of the Moscato grape with the classic red berry characteristics of Zinfandel and ripe black cherry flavors of Petite Sirah.
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About Beringer Vineyards:

No winery or vineyard more thoroughly embodies the timeless appeal and seductive flavor of Napa Valley than Beringer Vineyards, Napa's benchmark producer since the establishment of the vineyard in 1876.

Now in its third century of crafting classic wines from Napa's finest appellations and vineyards, Beringer today is guided by the inspired partnership of celebrated Winemaster Emeritus Ed Sbragia and Winemaker Laurie Hook. Together, they craft Napa Valley wines that speak eloquently of the rich heritage of the Beringer Vineyard, while offering cutting-edge quality and contemporary elegance. The exquisite wines crafted at the Beringer Vineyards display a single minded dedication and pursuit of excellence instilled by its founder, Jacob Beringer.



Red Wines    Other Red Blends    Rioja    Spain   
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Bodegas Martinez Corta Soros 80/10/10 2007
Bodegas Martinez Corta Soros 80/10/10 2007
(search item no. 115673)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/31/2014: $21.00

Winemaker's Notes:

80% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 10% Garnacha, fermented with the natural yeast and aged nearly two years in fine grained new French oak. Manually harvested from estate vineyards over 40 years of age in the Rioja Alta villages of Uruñuela, Cenicero and San Asensio.
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About Bodegas Martinez Corta:

Bodegas y Viñedos Martínez-Corta was born with the effort and work of a family devoted to the world of wine for four generations.

The wines come from 70ha of vineyards they have been cultivating along several generations. These vineyards are located in La Rioja Alta, so their wines are produced from their own vineyards.

Both the design of the winery and the engineering of the winemaking process work together so as to produce high quality wines.



Red Wines    Bordeaux Red Blends    Other California    California   
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Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Claret 2009
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Claret 2009
(search item no. 109847)
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PRICE ON 8/31/2014: $16.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

2009 was an excellent vintage that featured only light spring rain, warm summer weather and no abrupt climate changes at season's end. This allowed us to be highly selective during harvest, choosing the very best fruit only when completely ripe. The result of these amazing conditions is a perfectly balanced and elegantly textured wine with supple tannins, rich fruit concentration and alluring notes of spice and wood. It is a lovely accompaniment to filet mignon topped with bleu cheese, grilled lamb chops or truffle buttered potatoes.
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About Francis Ford Coppola Winery:

Francis Ford Coppola Winery, re-opened in July 2010, is the latest venture from Francis Ford Coppola, whose passion for wine, food and adventure is nowhere more evident than in this new production – a winery resort located in the heart of Alexander Valley, California. Among the many attractions at the property, Francis Ford Coppola Winery features a wine tasting bar, two restaurants, swimming pools, a movie gallery, a performing arts pavilion and a park area with game tables and bocce courts.

Francis puts it best, saying the winery is meant to be "a wine wonderland, a park of pleasure where people of all ages can enjoy all the best things in life – food, wine, music, dancing, games, swimming and performances of all types. A place to celebrate the love of life."



Red Wines    Malbec    Argentina    South America   
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Achaval-Ferrer Finca Mirador Malbec 2007
Achaval-Ferrer Finca Mirador Malbec 2007
(search item no. 100030)
collectible wine
boutique wine
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The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/31/2014: $99.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

With Finca Mirador our goal is to allow the vineyard to express its "terroir". Malbec is the flagship red variety from Argentina. It has found in Mendoza its true home. We work as hard as necessary during eleven months in the vineyard, to produce grapes that will need very little intervention during the winemaking process. The climate, the viticulturural program, the irrigation management: Everything is thought as a step towards the goal of true expression of the vineyard. Finca Mirador's personality shines through the wine, vintage after vintage, with a recognizable and repeated signature. Fermentation took place in a small tank. At dryness, the wine was pressed and racked into French oak barrels, 100% new, where it was then aged for 15 months.
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About Achával-Ferrer :

Founded in 1998, Achaval-Ferrer is a team of friends who dream about great wines. Achaval-Ferrer is also a collection of old vineyards in beautiful places. They are committed to the production of wines that are expressive of their terroir. They are a small winery because this is the key to top quality. Low yields allow the vineyards to express their personality in the grapes. Low intervention winemaking allows the grapes to fully express their vineyard in the bottle. Each of their wines is a different expresson of Malbec: The Mendoza Malbec is about varietal tipicity. Their Quimera blend is about Malbec as the key to complexity and balance. And their Fincas (Single Vineyards) are about how Malbec expresses different soils and microclimates.


Champagne & Sparkling    Rosé    Other California    California   
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Korbel Brut Rose
Korbel Brut Rose
(search item no. 1606)
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Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 8/31/2014: $14.99

Winemaker's Notes:

We use Pinot Noir and Gamay lots that have a noticeable pink hue for the Brut Rose. We try to find lots that have generous strawberry and black cherry like flavors. The goal is to consistently produce a Rose that is flavorful, bright and aromatic.
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About Korbel:

The Korbel Winery began operation in 1882. Two years later, noted winemaker Frank Hasek came to California from Prague and become the first Korbel champagne-master. Employing méthode champenoise, the time-honored French technique of producing champagne, the Korbels quietly experimented with various cuvées. And by the turn of the century, Korbel had become an internationally known and award-winning champagne label. The tradition was kept alive for the next half-century until 1954, when the winery was sold to Adolf Heck. Adolf Heck arrived in Sonoma with yeast cultures in hand. He brought and preserved them from his native Germany and they are still in use today. In 1956 he re-introduced Korbel Brut in a style that was lighter and drier than any American champagne on the market, making it the first champagne developed specifically for American tastes. He also invented and patented the first automatic riddling machine which eliminated the danger of exploding bottles.


Champagne & Sparkling    Vintage    Champagne    France - Other regions   
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Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Limited Edition Box 2004
Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Limited Edition Box 2004
(search item no. 112855)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
PRICE ON 8/31/2014: $199.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Brilliant yellow color displaying light amber nuances, combined with an ultra-fine, persistent, soft effervescence. There's an intense, highly expressive bouquet on the first nose! The aromatic elegance and precision of Chardonnay is apparent: white fruit, sweet pollen, fine citrus fruit and very pure minerality. After a few minutes, the aromas move on to more confit, lightly grilled hints. The bouquet is rich and sweet, almost generous, remaining precise and impeccably refined. The bite in the mouth is full and creamy, revealing an incredible concentration of juicy fruits: yellow peach, apricot, mango and others. This silky, meaty concentration, which is both dense and soft – and typical of great pinot noirs – is immediately combined with a sophisticated touch of acidity, bringing the wine alive with minerality. The overriding impression is one of a true harmony of flavors, senses and silky textures... Absolute sensuality.
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About Louis Roederer:

Uncompromising Quality
Champagne Louis Roederer was founded in 1776 in Reims, France and is one of the rare family owned companies, which is still managed by the Roederer family. In 1833, Louis Roederer inherited the company from his uncle and renamed the company under his namesake. Under his leadership, the company rapidly grew while remaining true to their philosophy of uncompromising quality. Today, the company is under the helm of Jean-Claude Rouzaud and his son Frédéric who continue to place quality before quantity.

First-Rate Vineyards
Champagne Louis Roederer is one of the only French champagne producers to own nearly 75 percent of the grapes in the most desirable vineyards in the Champagne. The property is located on 450 acres in the finest villages of Montagne de Reims, Côtes des Blancs, and Valleé de la Marne. Each region is selected to produce Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with the elegance needed for perfectly balanced champagne. The Louis Roederer vineyards rate an average 98 percent based on France’s statutory 100-point classification scale.

The reserve wine is then tasted and graded by a team of Roederer specialists. They choose as many as 40 different wines from several lots for the blend. For the final touch, the wine is then added in order to enhance the cuvee and guarantee consistency while retaining the champagne's characteristics.



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Beringer Blush White Merlot 2010
Beringer Blush White Merlot 2010
(search item no. 115652)

PRICE ON 8/31/2014: $7.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The resulting wine is a vibrant blend of fresh berry and zesty orange peel flavors, with a hint of nutmeg spice.

Our California Collection wines are carefully hand-crafted to deliver the outstanding quality and rich flavors that are hallmarks of the Beringer winemaking team. This collection offers a wonderful array of smooth and refreshing wines with a youthful exuberance that is appealing to anyone looking for an easy-drinking wine to pair well with a variety of foods.

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About Beringer Vineyards:

No winery or vineyard more thoroughly embodies the timeless appeal and seductive flavor of Napa Valley than Beringer Vineyards, Napa's benchmark producer since the establishment of the vineyard in 1876.

Now in its third century of crafting classic wines from Napa's finest appellations and vineyards, Beringer today is guided by the inspired partnership of celebrated Winemaster Emeritus Ed Sbragia and Winemaker Laurie Hook. Together, they craft Napa Valley wines that speak eloquently of the rich heritage of the Beringer Vineyard, while offering cutting-edge quality and contemporary elegance. The exquisite wines crafted at the Beringer Vineyards display a single minded dedication and pursuit of excellence instilled by its founder, Jacob Beringer.



White Wines    Sauvignon Blanc    Other California    California   
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Dancing Bull Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Dancing Bull Sauvignon Blanc 2010
(search item no. 112030)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 8/31/2014: $8.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Crisp, fruity flavors of lime, kiwi, mango and citrus make this wine the perfect wingman for spicy shrimp or grilled seafood. One sip conjures memories of fresh-squeezed lemonade on a hot summer day. Vibrant citrus flavors and a touch of that traditional Sauvignon Blanc grassiness give this wine a crisp, inviting acidity. Stick to pork, chicken or fish with this wine, but throw in some basil or cilantro to match its unique flavors and texture.
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