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Anton Bauer Blaufrankisch Reserve Wagram 2012 Product #31803 (In Stock)
Anton Bauer Blaufrankisch Reserve Wagram 2012 Anton Bauer Blaufrankisch Reserve Wagram 2012

Perhaps Austria's very best red grape, Blaufrankisch remains relatively unknown here in the USA.  This deep, rich, and spicy example from Anton Bauer could help fix that a bit.  It's a barrel selection made by importer Klaus Wittauer and Anton that Klaus liked so much he put one of his artist wife's paintings on the label.  20 months in oak plus extra time in bottle has done this nothing but good! Very plush and deep with a very long finish, the interplay of fruit, chocolate and exotic spice is utterly captivating.  A great example and highly rated by Austira's preeminent wine guide:

"Spicy black berry flavor, nuances of dark cherries, a touch of dried fruit and cardamom. Complex, dark berry fruit, prominent, well integrated tannins, ripe cherries, chocolate finish, good development potential, a fine food companion."  Falstaff 92 points

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Barbeito Madeira Baltimore Rainwater Nv Product #29046 (In Stock)
Barbeito Madeira Baltimore Rainwater Nv Barbeito Madeira Baltimore Rainwater Nv

"The non-vintage RWC Baltimore Rainwater (bottled January 2012) was designed to reintroduce Rainwater as a prestige style rather than the cheaper, paler versions of years gone by. Its template was a Rainwater that Mannie Berk tasted from the 1820s. It has a light lanolin, melted candle wax, dried fig and orange blossom-scented bouquet that expands nicely with aeration. The palate is crisp and light on the entry, with a vibrant citric thread that combines succinctly with bitter orange and mandarin notes. It is laced with a touch of toffee towards the elegant finish. This is delicate, understated and delicious."Wine Advocate 89 points

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Bedouet Clos Des Grands Primos Muscadet Sevre Et Maine 2015 Product #30753 (In Stock)
Bedouet Clos Des Grands Primos Muscadet Sevre Et Maine  2015 Bedouet Clos Des Grands Primos Muscadet Sevre Et Maine  2015

Having converted his Clos des Grand Primos vineyard to certified organic farming, Michel Bedouet is delivering on Muscadet’s potential.  The vineyard is a rocky mess of granite, schist and gneiss - no fun to farm, but wonderful for Muscadet's Melon de Bourgogne grape.  The 2015 delivers all the saline minerality and chiseled cut you'd expect from fine Muscade, but also a generous roundness to the texture and a plenty of ripe apple and tangy lemon-lime fruit. You’ll taste the benefits of extended aging on the lees – spent yeast cells left after fermentation – in the wine’s wet stone and chalk minerality, but love how the fresh fruit holds center stage and pumps on through a long finish of lemon, apple, lime zest and fresh thyme.  Sure, it’s a great wine for shellfish, but you’ll love it with almost any summertime dish or simply all on its own.

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Begali Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2012 Product #30731 (In Stock)
Begali Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2012 Begali Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2012

As Wine Advocate said in late 2013, “If you can name but two producers in Valpolicella (I’m betting they are Dal Forno and Quintarelli), it’s now time to add a third: Lorenzo Begali.”  Begali’s Amarone isn’t quite as hefty as Dal Forno and is much cleaner and less rustic than Quintarelli, but we agree that the quality-levels are very similar – even if the prices are about 80% less!

Soaring aromas of dried black cherry, blueberry, and blackberry are framed by subtle notes of oak, tobacco and chocolate.  On the palate the wine is amazingly pure, clean, and fresh – even at 15.5% abv! – with layers and layers of rich fresh fruit, dried berry and raisin, crushed flower, dark chocolate, cured tobacco, and sweet spice.  Plenty of Amarone richness and power, for sure, but with impeccable balance and silkiness of texture and perfectly integrated alcohol.  The juicy, fruit and spice-filled finish sails on over ripe tannins with berry and raisin flavors lingering on and on.  Put some away to enjoy with warming winter meals but don’t hesitate to pop a bottle now to pair with ribs, brisket, or any other rich food off the grill.

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Bobal De Sanjuan Vinas Viejas 2012 Product #29655 (In Stock)
Bobal De Sanjuan Vinas Viejas 2012 Bobal De Sanjuan Vinas Viejas 2012

Big and rich with plenty of power and a nice floral note, too.

"This 100% Bobal (60 to 80-year-old vines), aged four months in concrete, represents a terrific buy. It possesses excellent delineation as well as lots of blueberry and sweet and sour cherry fruit intermixed with notions of chalk and strawberries. Medium-bodied and fruity with attractive texture as well as purity, it should drink well for several years."Wine Advocate 88 points

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Bodegas Virgen De La Sierra Macabeo Albada 2015 Product #30902 (In Stock)
Bodegas Virgen De La Sierra Macabeo Albada 2015 Bodegas Virgen De La Sierra Macabeo Albada 2015

Better known under it's Rioja name of Viura, Macabeo flies under the radar as a main or blending grape in white Rioja, Cava, and other regional wines.  British Master of Wine Jancis Robinson has dubbed it "the Cinderella grape" in recognition of the way Macabeo is coming out of the shadows now and being allowed to shine on it's own.

This is a fine example from 35 year-old vines in Calatayud, not far from Rioja. You'll find Macabeo's signature notes of peach, orange, and almond here lifted by a note of juicy lemon.  Rich and creamy on the palate with good weight and a nice, refreshing, dusty minerality on the generous finish.  This will be especially delicious with fresh water fish done with butter and nuts or even with richer dishes like salmon.

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Bohigas Cava Brut Reserve NV Product #28953 (In Stock)
Bohigas Cava Brut Reserve NV Bohigas Cava Brut Reserve NV

There's an element of class and style here you just don't often find in value-priced bubbles.  Authentic, delicious, and very well-priced.

"A family-owned winery whose origins date back to the 13th century, Fermi Bohigas owns over 240 acres of organically farmed vineyards in Catalunya. Made from a classic blend (for this area) of Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada planted in limestone and clay soils, the wine spends 24 months on its lees before disgorgement. It is an excellent value for consumers looking for alternatives to French Champagne. Lemon/lime, crushed rock and white currant notes are present in this crisp, elegant, refreshing, zesty, dry sparkler. Hints of wheat thins and brioche add complexity. Enjoy this medium-bodied offering over the next 1-2 years."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Bollinger Brut Champagne La Grand Annee 2005 Product #30056 (In Stock)
Bollinger Brut Champagne La Grand Annee 2005 Bollinger Brut Champagne La Grand Annee 2005

More powerful, complex, and intense than Special Cuvee, Bollinger’s 2005 vintage Champagne is showy now and built to improve further with time.  It’s 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay from 13 different Cru vineyards, about 95% Grands Cru and the rest Premier.  All of the base wines aged for about a year in barrel – high quality, used, barrels constructed at Bollinger’s own in-house cooperage – and then resting about 6 years on the lees of secondary fermentation.  Plenty of power here, but also sophistication and grace to the complex notes of honey, ginger, hazelnut, and dried fruit aromas and flavors.

"Very subtle, complete nose. Hedgerows and lift. Substantial wine that is not as tight-knit as some but is certainly attention grabbing. Drink now-2028" Jancis Robinson 17/20 points

"A powerful, structured and graceful 2005, showing deft integration of the rich, chalky underpinning, firm acidity and expansive flavors of crushed black currant, spring blossom, toasted almond, crystallized honey and preserved lemon. Offers a fine, raw silk—like mousse and a long, spiced finish. Disgorged February 2015. Drink now through 2030."Wine Spectator 94 points

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Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut NV Product #3165 (In Stock)
Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut NV Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut NV

As always, a mature style showing brioche, hazelnut, toffee, and butter scents and delivering a powerful, rich, palate with an firm finish.

"One of Bollinger’s great assets is a massive stock of reserve wine, including 600,000 magnums held under cork. Gilles Descôtes tends those reserves, working with the blending team to subsume the variations of the current vintage into Bollinger’s Special Cuvée by using a majority of reserve wines in the blend. The result is a rich and harmonious Champagne with deep reserves of flavor. Its substantial, formal structure feels polished, its flavors balancing the cool earthiness of a limestone cave and the sunnier, bright floral notes of fresh cream. Built for food, whether emphasizing the freshness with lobster bisque, or the depth with beef Wellington and chanterelles."Wine & Spirits 93 points

"Aromatic, with accents of bread dough, smoked almond and crème de cassis, this creamy Champagne is lightly chalky in texture and framed by firm acidity, with flavors of glazed apricot, orange blossom and rich hints of clover honey and coffee liqueur. Drink now through 2022."Wine Spectator 93 points

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Broadbent Boal Madeira 1978 Product #26993 (In Stock)
Broadbent Boal Madeira 1978 Broadbent Boal Madeira 1978

Very rare and limited.

"The 1978 Boal was aged in oak casks until bottling in February 2011. Compared directly against the Terrantez, the Boal does not quite have the same degree of complexity and harmony. It politely requests time to “tuck in its shirt” and “straighten its tie”. After several hours it offers scents of smoked walnut, a touch of peat, marmalade and furniture polish. The palate is very harmonious and seems to have more composure and refinement than the aromatics: cracked black pepper on the entry that reluctantly gives way to honey, bitter orange, marjoram and Clementine. It is not a heavyweight Boal, erring more towards Terrantez in terms of perceived sweetness, although it is graceful and elegant from start to finish."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Broadbent Terrantez Madeira 1978 Product #26994 (In Stock)
Broadbent Terrantez Madeira 1978 Broadbent Terrantez Madeira 1978

Very limited and rare.

"The dazzling 1978 Terrantez is aged in oak for its entire life and bottled by Justino in February 2011. Deep mahogany with a degraded tawny rim, it offers a glorious bouquet of smoked walnut, English ale, peat moorland and dried honey that is very well-defined and seems to expand with continual aeration over three to four hours. The palate is generous on the entry with sweet, tangy Seville orange marmalade, quince, cumin and Indian spices embroidered into a viscous texture that errs towards Bual in style. It is a powerful Terrantez with hubris, yet knows not to go too far. This is a sublime expression of the grape variety."Wine Advocate 95 points

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Butler Nephew & Co Tawny Port 20 Years Old NV Product #31461 (In Stock)

The Port shipper Butler Nephew opened for business in 1829 and thrived through the early 20th Century.  After nearly shutting down in the 1930s, it's come back strong with an exciting set of old Ports that are brand new to the US market.  This is their 20 Year Tawny, a blend of barrel-aged wines from the 1990s and before.  Bursting with caramelized nut, dried fruit, and sweet spice, it's a great wine for cheese, dessert, or just sipping.  Whether in full bottle (as here) or in the unique 60ml package, it's a perfect stocking stuffer, too!

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Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2013 Product #31614 (In Stock)
Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2013 Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2013

Best vintage yet for this long-time southern Italian favorite!

"The Cantele 2013 Salice Salentino Riserva shows a greater level of depth and finesse compared to many of its peers. The wine is packed tight with blackberry fruit, with Maraschino cherry, plum and prune in abundance. The wine is chewy and rich for sure, but it also provides an authentic and generous portrait of a red wine from Puglia. A spicy beef or lamb dish would make the perfect pairing partner."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Carne Humana Napa Valley Red Blend 2012 Product #31543 (In Stock)
Carne Humana Napa Valley Red Blend 2012 Carne Humana Napa Valley Red Blend 2012

Named for a giant, pre-statehood ranch that stretched from Rutherford to Calistoga, this is Joe Wagner's take on a traditional California field blend.  Napa Valley Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Petite Verdot and Syrah ferment and age together for 18 months in French oak.  Big aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate, licorice, cherry and black pepper.  Then bold flavors of tobacco, cherry pie, licorice and lots of super-ripe dark fruit with a touch of sweet oak on the finish.  Bold stuff for big food!

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Carod Clairette De Die Tradition NV Product #29052 (In Stock)
Carod Clairette De Die Tradition NV Carod Clairette De Die Tradition NV

A very old-school sparkler, made by bottling the young wine while it's still fermenting.  It's a blend of 75% Muscat and 25% Clairette that fizzes with fine, pinpoint, bubbles and shows off aromas and flavors of peach, orange, white grapefruit, and fresh flowers.  Low in alcohol, lightly off-dry and crisp and clean at the end, it's perfect choice for brunch - sort of like a Mimosa with a touch of grapefruit juice!

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Casa Santos Lima Confidencial Reserva 2013 Product #31638 (In Stock)
Casa Santos Lima Confidencial Reserva 2013 Casa Santos Lima Confidencial Reserva 2013

If you enjoy juicy Cotes du Rhone, fruit-forward California Rhone Rangers, and plummy Spanish Tempranillo, then do not miss this spectacular Portuguese value. You’ll love the sophisticated aromas of graphite, crushed berry, fresh mint, smoke and black plum.  Sweetly fruited and supple on the palate with more currant, blackberry, and raspberry fruit accented by notes of baker’s chocolate, spice, licorice, and berry blossoms.  The flavors are very clear and delineated and the texture much more suave than you’d expect from such a young wine – especially one made from 10 different Old World grapes.  The tannins have softened since the review below, so enjoy right now with grilled foods and warm weather!

"Six months in a mix of French and Portuguese oak has given this wine a rich, smooth character. Produced from a field blend of more than 40 different varieties, the wine is stylishly structured and ripe with blackberry fruits."Wine Enthusiast 91 points

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Ch De La Chesnaie Muscadet Chereau Carre 2015 Product #31485 (In Stock)
Ch De La Chesnaie Muscadet Chereau Carre 2015 Ch De La Chesnaie Muscadet Chereau Carre 2015

A classic Muscadet from from the exciting 2015 vintage. Bold, saline, aromas of green apple, citrus and stone lead to a fresh, salty, palate with lean, green, fruit, tons of minerality, and a pulsing energy that just won't quit.  Finishes long and pure and clean with notes of lime, mineral, and more lingering on and on.  The warm vintage gives a bit more heft than usual, but still plenty of refreshing cut.

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Ch De Vaux Moselle Blanc Les Gryphees 2015 Product #31551 (In Stock)
Ch De Vaux Moselle Blanc Les Gryphees 2015 Ch De Vaux Moselle Blanc Les Gryphees 2015

A fresh, interesting Alsace blend of Auxerrois, Muller-Thurgau, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer, this opens with scents of spiced pears, fresh golden delicious apples, and soft herbs. On the palate it's a good deal more tart, with granny smith apple flavors and a tang of lemon through the mid-palate. Aromatic and interesting without being cloying, this would be great with all kids of seafood.

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Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2010 Product #30581 (In Stock)
Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2010 Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2010

Great vintages - like 2010 - deliver great wines up and down the price ladder.  And that's the story here with this iconic Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois.  Sustainably farmed Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Merlot (40%) delivers lively aromas of plum, black cherry, and smoky herb and flavors of ripe currant, cedar, and spice.  Fine acids and soft tannins keep this refreshing and make it equally delicious at table or just to sip.  Outstanding value.

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Charles De Cazanove Champagne Brut Tradition NV Product #26688 (In Stock)
Charles De Cazanove Champagne Brut Tradition NV Charles De Cazanove Champagne Brut Tradition NV

A terrific bottle of classic and classy real Champagne, priced to share with a crowd.  It’s a blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier, and 10% Chardonnay, and the majority of red grapes give it a richness and depth you certainly wouldn’t expect at this price.  When it made it's US debut back in 2012, Wine Spectator rated it 92 points, saying:  "Offers an array of flavor, including toasted brioche, Gala apple, lemon zest, graphite and ginger, with a touch of honey. Good intensity and a moderate, nut-tinged finish."  And, the Washington Post added: "Wow. What a terrific champers for the money."

This season’s release is every bit as fine, with plenty of rich, toasty notes, generous apple and light red berry fruit, a dash of ginger, and a clean, crisp, nutty, finish.  Real Champagne at a Cava/Cremant price.  Stock-up now!

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