Champagne & Sparkling    Non-Vintage    Other Spain    Spain   
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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Cava
Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Cava
(search item no. 6619)
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Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $8.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This fine Spanish sparkling wine is made using the Traditional Method, in which the secondary fermentation producing a sparkling wine's bubbles occurs in the bottle. Its fresh, toasty nose, beautiful citrus, green apple and mineral flavors, supple, lively mouth-feel, and clean, crisp finish make it the ultimate celebratory wine. Enjoy it on its own and with caviar, sushi, seafood, fried foods and Asian dishes

Varietal Blend: 50% Macabeo, 35% Parellada, 15% Xarel-lo<

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About Jaume Serra Cristalino:

The winery behind Cristalino, Jaume Serra, was founded in 1943 by distinguished enologist Jaume Serra Guell. It is located in the Garraf subdivision of the Denominacion de Origen Penedés, the largest wine growing area in Catalonia. Jaume Serra lies within the “El Padruel” estate in the Mediterranean Coastal town of Vilanova y la Geltru, some 50 kilometers south of Barcelona,. Wine making began on this property in 1947. The winery underwent renovations in 1984 and then again in 1997, after the J. García Carrión family purchased the property.

The white varietals of Parellada, Chardonnay, Macabeo and Xarel-lo are grown in Jaume Serra's vineyards situated in the Alt Penedés, a sub region of the Penedés, and are used to produce the area's famous sparkling wines, called "Cava". By law, Cava must be made in the Methode Champenois or Champagne Method. Due to European regulations prohibiting use of that term, Cava is now labeled as Methode Tradicional, which has the same requirements with an added stipulation that cava must age for a minimum of nine months on the lees before release. After researching local yeasts, the Jaume Serra winery has taken the extraordinary step of importing their yeast from Champagne, France in order to impart the finest quality to their Cavas.



Red Wines    Rhone Red Blends    South Australia    Australia   
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Oxford Landing GSM - Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2006
Oxford Landing GSM - Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2006
(search item no. 94451)
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PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $10.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Individual selected parcels of Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvèdre are fermented in static potters under warm temperature conditions. The Grenache parcels are also given post ferment maceration on skins to allow maximum color and flavor extraction. Careful blending of the final components results in a wine which showcases the special synergy that can be achieved with these three classic varieties.
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About Oxford Landing:

Oxford Landing isn't some invented name on a wine label. It's a real place, a real vineyard, that lies alongside the River Murray near the South Australian river town of Waikerie. Wyndham Hill Smith found this place in 1958 and Yalumba purchased the block naming it Oxford Landing after a nearby site where drovers once grazed and watered sheep on the long journey to Adelaide from northern pastoral properties.

Today, Oxford Landing has matured into one of Australia's most innovative viticultural enterprises delivering varietal flavor through a collection of value priced varietal wines.



Red Wines    Sangiovese    Tuscany    Italy   
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Antinori Chianti Classico Peppoli 2006
Antinori Chianti Classico Peppoli 2006
(search item no. 96037)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense red fruit aromas, especially red currants and raspberries, are amplified by light hints of vanilla and coffee. This full-bodied wine is pleasantly lingering with soft, sweet tannins. It should be drunk while still young to appreciate the full expression of the fruit.
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About Antinori:

The Antinori family of Florence, one of the world's oldest and most distinguished wine producers, has lived in Tuscany since the 14th century and celebrated its 625th anniversary as wine makers in 2010. The current company president, Marchese Piero Antinori, believes in the tradition that the primary role of wine is to accompany food and enhance the dining experience. In Florence, the Antinori family has led a "Renaissance" in Italian wine making by combining long traditions, a love of authenticity and a dynamic innovative spirit.


Red Wines    Merlot    Other California    California   
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Tin Roof Merlot 2006
Tin Roof Merlot 2006
(search item no. 93857)

PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $6.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 88 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2006 Merlot offers ripe, luscious black cherry and plum fruit aromas and flavors characteristic of the Merlot variety, enhanced by hints of tobacco, herbal spice and chocolate. With smooth, supple tannins and a long, rich finish, it pairs especially well with grilled red meats, herb-roasted chicken, pork chops, red-sauced pastas and flavorful hard cheeses.
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About Tin Roof:

Tin Roof Cellars is both a collection of fine wines and a state of mind, a special place to which wine lovers can escape to enjoy relaxing times, old-fashioned quality, and modern good taste and style. Our delicious, handcrafted wines are produced from California's finest North and Central Coast grapes. Boldly flavored, smoothly textured, and unusually complex, our wines are styled to delight consumers seeking distinctive varietal character with subtle oak flavors. They're rich, but refined, fruit-forward, but complex – wines to share with your friends under the roof. Enjoy!