Champagne & Sparkling    Non-Vintage    Other Spain    Spain   
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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 7/25/2014: $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.



Champagne & Sparkling    Non-Vintage    Other Spain    Spain   
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Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava
Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava
(search item no. 4104)
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Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $8.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava, created from a blend of reserve and non-vintage wines, is clean and delicate, yet rich in flavor.

Brut is a cuvée of Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo grapes grown in the renowned Penedès region of Spain. The wine is vinified according to méthode champenoise technique and is aged in the bottle for up to 2 years.

This fine cuvée is fairly crisp with an interesting floral note and mouth-pleasing sensation of creaminess.

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About Segura Viudas:

Segura Viudas was established in 1954 in the heart of Spain's Penedes region, one of the world's best sites for growing and producing grapes for production of sparkling wine. Segura Viudas has become one of the top Spanish sparkling wine producers and is noted for its high production standards of traditional Methode Champenoise.


White Wines    Rhone White Blends    Other Rhône    France - Rhone   
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La Vieille Ferme Cotes du Luberon Blanc 2009
La Vieille Ferme Cotes du Luberon Blanc 2009
(search item no. 103035)
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PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $7.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Decanter rating: 89 points
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

From the hillside vineyards in the ancient Côtes du Luberon, where the mistral cools the long Provençal summers, La Vieille Ferme Côtes du Luberon Blanc originates, a fruity, crisp, dry wine made from Rhône varietals: Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Roussanne and Ugni Blanc. To enhance complexity and roundness, 10% of the Grenache Blanc is fermented in small, new, Limousin oak barrels. The wine has a lovely floral bouquet, hinting of spice, with fresh, lemony fruit, and a crisp finish
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About La Vieille Ferme:

Jean Pierre Perrin established La Vieille Ferme over 35 years ago, when he chose to produce an inexpensive, straightforward Rhône wine to sell by direct mail to French wine lovers. He used the same grape varieties in similar proportions to those planted at the family's Château de Beaucastel, in a similar vinification process. The result was an immediate success in France, a wine of character and style in keeping with its Beaucastel heritage.

Initially, Jean Pierre made only Côtes du Rhône, but steeply rising grape prices in 1976 caused him to switch to Côtes du Ventoux and eventually to produce a white wine from the mountainous Côtes du Luberon. La Vieille Ferme was introduced to the United States in 1970. The response was an immediate, overwhelming acceptance and an outpouring of critical acclaim from eminently knowledgeable critics who recognized La Vieille Ferme for its consistently fine quality and value.



White Wines    Sauvignon Blanc    Marlborough    New Zealand   
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Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2009
(search item no. 101717)
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Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $16.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2012 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Appearance: Pale green.

Aroma: Lifted aromatics of tropical fruits are accented by the traditional New Zealand herbaceous aromas.

Flavor: An exuberant wine brimming with flavors of pineapple and stonefruit with a hint of herbaceousness. Firm acidity lends to a finish that is fresh and zesty.

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About Kim Crawford:

Kim Crawford Wines started out in a small Auckland cottage in New Zealand. Since its launch in 1996, the label has gained critical acclaim around the globe. Kim Crawford wines capture the true aromas and flavors of New Zealand in each bottle. The established leader of luxury-priced Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, Kim Crawford combines a passion for excellence in winemaking with a vision of exploring new boundaries.


White Wines    Pinot Gris/Grigio    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris 2008
Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris 2008
(search item no. 97856)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $15.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 87 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 89 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Pinot Gris style falls between the lighter Italian Pinot Grigio and the richer, rounder Pinot Gris from Alsace. The Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris offers fresh aromas of melon, apple and a hint of spice with a crisp finish. A touch of Viognier contributes texture and an attractive floral character. This wine is a perfect match with scallops or halibut.
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About Chateau Ste. Michelle:

Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington with some of the most mature vineyards in the Columbia Valley. The winery combines Old World winemaking with New World innovation and is best known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Chateau Ste. Michelle receives some of the highest accolades in the industry, including "American Winery of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast for 2004 and "2005 Winery of the Year" by Restaurant Wine. In addition, the winery's Eroica Riesling, crafted from a partnership with German winemaker Ernst Loosen, has been named to Wine Spectator's prestigious "Top 100" wines list for five consecutive years.

Chateau Ste. Michelle is one of the few premium wineries in the world with two state-of-the-art wineries, one devoted to whites and another to reds. This dedicated approach to winemaking allows winemaker Bob Bertheau to build winemaking programs to the unique specifications of red and white wines. While all of Chateau Ste. Michelle's vineyards are located on the east side of the Cascade Mountains where the climate is dry and sunny, Bob Bertheau makes the award winning white wines in Woodinville, 15 miles northeast of Seattle. The winery's expansive, 87-acre estate hosts more than 250,000 visitors annually for tours, tastings, dinners and outdoor summer concerts.



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Mark West California Pinot Noir 2008
Mark West California Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 99904)

PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $11.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Enticing aromas of strawberry and raspberry with barrel notes of caramel, vanilla and baking spices. Oak aging rounds out the palate and gives the wine its body. The wine drinks of deep, concentrated raspberry, cherry pie with a touch of cola berry. The wine shows juicy fruit texture and subtle oak.
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About Mark West:

At Mark West Winery our goal is to craft wines that consistently deliver enticing aromatics, a rich supple mouth feel, and classical varietal characteristics. The wines pair easily with food or for drinking alone. Our goal is to combine outstanding value and style in every wine we produce.


Red Wines    Bordeaux Red Blends    Napa Valley    California   
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Newton Claret 2007
Newton Claret 2007
(search item no. 102073)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A sophisticated blend in the Bordeaux tradition, this Newton Vineyard Claret is a dark garnet color with vibrant, lifted aromas of black cherry, currant supported by spicy and smoky hints of nutmeg and white pepper. The palate reveals blueberry, black plum and black cherry with a white pepper spice indicative of cool climate mountain fruit. The creamy mid-palate and silky tannins make this medium-weight wine an approachable, appealing choice.
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About Newton Vineyard:

Peter and Su Hua Newton purchased one square mile of tumbling slopes high up on Spring Mountain overlooking St. Helena in 1977. The Estate was planted to Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Merlot thrives in a land which is rocky mixed with clay beneath the surface, while Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot like an impoverished soil, and Cabernet Sauvignon is happy in stony loam. The mountainous slopes of the vineyards not only have these soils, but also a full range of exposures. Spring Mountain provides the vines get all the sunlight they need without any baking heat stress.

Chardonnay needs chalky or loamy soil in a cooler region. Newton owns an old vineyard in Carneros and also has long-term grape contracts for several hillside vineyards verging on that region. Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay, introduced in 1990, is said to be the first unfiltered wine produced and sold in California, and is now regarded as an industry benchmark.

Su Hua insists on picking only ripe grapes from the vine. Her method of quality control is to be involved in every aspect of the harvest, during which time she can be found every day among the pickers. To ensure that only ripe grapes are harvested, there can be up to four separate pickings in a single vineyard - very difficult to do but, she believes, there is no other way to produce a great wine.



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Kendall-Jackson Summation Red Blend 2006
Kendall-Jackson Summation Red Blend 2006
(search item no. 98885)
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The Wine News rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 Meritage is a great follow-up to the delicious 2005 vintage. It has a similar aroma profile; blackberry, black licorice, chocolate and rich Bing cherry. An upfront vanilla sweetness is noticed in the aroma which pulls all these attributes together. The palate has juicy cherry, cassis and coffee tones. The wine finishes with a fullness provided by ripe, rich tannins and a lasting finish full of flavor.

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About Kendall-Jackson:

Back in 1974, Jess Jackson saw in the fine vineyards of California's cool coastal regions fruit with a variety of outstanding flavors. What if there was a way to produce from this abundance, a single outstanding "cuvée" that offered both quality and value? The result, first released in 1983, was Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay, a rich, round and flavorful wine, made with hand-crafted methods. That same year, Grand Reserve was introduced, a line of ultra-premium wines that represented the full potential of California's finest vineyards and winemaking. Today, over 5,000 acres of vineyard in California's coastal regions are farmed by Kendall-Jackson. Four separate wineries house what is possibly the single largest barrel-fermentation project in the world. But perhaps most important, is that Kendall-Jackson remains a family-owned winery.


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Perrin et Fils Reserve Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2008
Perrin et Fils Reserve Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2008
(search item no. 99500)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $10.79

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

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 50% Grenache blanc, 20% Viognier, 15% Marsanne and 15% Roussanne.

A fine bright straw-gold colour. An elegant nose that shows touches of toast. Good balance with no excess of alcohol, full-bodied and long.

Serve with fine or gently spiced dishes (saffron), grilled fish or fish soup (bouillabaisse).

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About Perrin et Fils:

Jean-Pierre, François and Pierre Perrin are proud to present their fine wines, inspired by the memory of their grandfather, Pierre Perrin. Using the same techniques employed at Château de Beaucastel, the Perrins have added some interesting appellations to their already impressive list of wines.

"Jean-Pierre and François Perrin - chosen among the Most Influential Wine Personalities of the last 20 Years. The Perrins believe in natural winemaking, unfiltered wines, and routinely produce long-lived classics that are among the finest in the world." -Robert M. Parker, Jr's The Wine Advocate



Red Wines    Syrah/Shiraz    Other Australia    Australia   
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Rolling Shiraz 2007
Rolling Shiraz 2007
(search item no. 100406)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $11.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 Rolling Shiraz is deep red in color with purple lights. Rich forest berry and ripe plum aromas are supported by supple spices. Dark berry and blackcurrant flavors are underpinned by a lick of vanillan oak. This Shiraz reveals a silky, smooth texture and lovely balance. Pair with beef fillet with wild mushrooms or an aged parmesan
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About Rolling:

The passion behind Rolling is driven by winemaker Philip Shaw. With over 40 years experience in Australian wine, including 15 in Orange, Philip understands that great wines can only come from nurturing vineyards which have natural raw talent. We created Rolling wines to reflect the personality of the region and celebrate the people who love the land and work in union with its seasons.