White Wines    Riesling    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Zero One Vintners Golden Delicious Riesling 2009
Zero One Vintners Golden Delicious Riesling 2009
(search item no. 113145)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $12.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The Golden Delicious Columbia Valley Riesling is a delightfully crisp and off-dry Riesling full of the fruity and aromatic bloom expected from one of Washington's finest grape varieties. Chic and glorious, for Zero One Vintners this wine symbolizes an impeccable start to all that is golden and delicious.
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About Zero One Vintners:

The name "Zero One" has a double meaning. First, we recognize that we live in a digital era. We are surrounded by 'zeros' and 'ones' in the form of cell phones, laptops, e-mail, websites, HD TV, e-commerce, and more. The name is a nod to the innovations and enhancements the digital age has provided for all of us. And second, Zero literally means "nothing", whereas One is your first step forward doing something on your own, be it your first step on the dance floor or the start of something new. Zero One Vintners' target audience is the 25-45 set. Today's economy is redefining value, and new value propositions for the consumer will win. We believe Zero One Vintners defines that value.


White Wines    Sauvignon Blanc    Marlborough    New Zealand   
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Brancott Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Brancott Sauvignon Blanc 2011
(search item no. 112388)
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Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 85 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine is pale straw in color with green highlights. Aromas of ripe gooseberry and bell pepper dominate with tropical melon and grapefruit notes apparent. This wine displays full fruit intensity. The ripe bell pepper and gooseberry flavors with hints of pungency sit well with the supporting tropical fruit flavors. A well-balanced wine showing the crisp, vivacious acidity associated with this style.
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About Brancott:

The Brancott Winery opened in 1977, making it one of the oldest wineries in Marlborough. From producing one of the world's first grape tipping tanks, the winery has stayed true to its pioneering herigate and embraced innovation. It was one of the first to commercially plant Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough in 1973, at the top of New Zealand's South Island and has been heavily instrumental in developing the region as one of the foremost viticultural regions for Sauvignon Blanc world-wide. At present, Brancott Estate continues to lead with its innovative winemaking approach and passionate commitment to excellence under the stewardship of chief winemaker, Patrick Materman.


Red Wines    Other Red Blends    Tuscany    Italy   
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Frescobaldi Remole Toscana Rosso 2010
Frescobaldi Remole Toscana Rosso 2010
(search item no. 111117)

PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A rich, luminous ruby of appealing depth announces an equally complex nose, Remole 2010 reveals multi-faceted aromas of red and dark fruit and lifted by spicier impressions of black pepper and liquorice. The entry is velvety and warm, and the components on the palate are well balanced, with a tasty vein of acidity. Aromatic fruit returns to grace a lengthy finish.

A classic example of a wine for all dishes, on all occasions. Enjoy it for example with charcuterie that is not too spicy, or with full-flavored pasta dishes such as all'amatriciana.

Blend: 85% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

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About Frescobaldi:

The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of Italy's oldest wineries, with a history dating to the 1300s. The family has included medieval knights, bankers, lawyers and patrons of the arts. The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of the most significant wine producers in Italy, with nine estates—and roughly 2,500 acres—in Tuscany. The family has been growing wine since the late 19th century, when they became the first in Tuscany to import and plant French vine cuttings. Because they have been producing wines for more than 700 years, to experience Frescobaldi is to glimpse the history of Florence, from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Wine Spectator has ranked many of their offerings in the 90s and their wines are consistently listed in the magazine's Top 100 Wines of the Year, encouraging wine enthusiasts from around the globe to become familiar with some of Italy's finest wines.