Staff Favorites

If you’re going to have Robert Parker or Stephen Tanzer over for dinner, selecting a wine they’ve rated highly will be a nice choice. However, when you’re buying wines for yourself, we’d love to see you find wines that match up your unique palate and pocketbook. We have a large staff of friendly and knowledgeable wine professionals that taste hundreds of wines each week. They can put you in touch with bottles that you are likely to love, often at a much lower cost than the highly-rated gems that often see a run-up in price and frequent availability issues. Like any great group of opinionated professionals, our staff has varied tastes themselves. Often our customers will find a particular staff member with a style that corresponds to their own. That concept works extremely well in our retail stores, and this section is our effort to bring you the same online. Don’t get us wrong, we love the highly rated wines from the press and will continue to offer them, but we think you’re missing out if you’re not augmenting those selections with picks from our excellent staff. Here are their favorites. (Click on a name to see their other selections - or to drop them a line.) Cheers!


Reviews

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2012 Lewis Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
 By: Trey Beffa | Review Date: 11/3/2014 | Send Email
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  The 2012 Napa Cabernet is out of this world. Rich and lush, exotic fruits fill the glass and dance across the palate. This is a big, structure wine with lots of backbone, but the wine is so polished and seamless, you are not even aware of its size. I expect this wine to sell out quickly; long before its “sure to get” high Spectator score!
Price: $79.99 Add To Cart WS 94 BC 0

2012 Textbook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
 By: Mahon McGrath | Review Date: 11/2/2014 | Send Email
  Looking for a well made California Cabernet Sauvignon to enjoy right now? Here’s one that needs no more time than it takes to buy a bottle, carry it home, and pull the cork. While round and open, it also shows exquisite balance, and boasts an attractive nose of plum, charcoal, and bitter chocolate, accented by a subtle hint of mint. Modest tannins lead to a dry, focused finish which dovetails down to a slight recurrence of the bitter chocolate note.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart RP 90 BC 0

2013 Talley/K&L Wine Merchants Edna Valley Chardonnay
 By: Jim Boyce | Review Date: 11/2/2014 | Send Email
  The Chardonnay of the holiday season! This chardonnay, blended from five select barrels off the Oliver's vineyard, is drinking incredibly well right now! Such great focus, balance, and purity of fruit without over-the-top richness, this Talley wine reminded the staff of Chassagne Montrachet! Do not miss it!
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Poggiarellino Rosso di Montalcino
 By: Jim Boyce | Review Date: 11/2/2014 | Send Email
  One of our favorite Direct Import properties, the 2012 Poggiarelino Rosso does not disappoint! Bright cherry and strawberry fruit with the classic Montalcino earthen characteristics. Good now and over the next 5 years.
Top Value!
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 Pedro Martinez Alesanco Tempranillo Rioja
 By: Jim Boyce | Review Date: 11/2/2014 | Send Email
  Driving red fruit, laser focus, earth, and a hint of spice makes this wine truly stand alone in the under $10 category! Don't miss out!
Top Value!
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2010 Cantine Ascheri Barolo
 By: Illya Haase | Review Date: 11/1/2014 | Send Email
  Very approachable Barolo. At a very approachable price! Classic tar, leather and rose petals on the nose. Wonderful mineral and fruit on the palate. Which gives way to a persistent acidity just calling for a prime rib in a porcini mushrooms sauces!
Price: $25.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Château de la Font du Loup Châteauneuf-du-Pape
 By: Olivia Ragni | Review Date: 10/31/2014 | Send Email
  This Chateauneuf is beautiful. It’s done in a more restrained style, moving more towards traditional Chateauneuf. Its perfumed nose is extremely complex with notes of rose petals, lavender, ripe plums and spices like black pepper and cloves. The complexities follow through on the palate with violets, chocolate, coffee grounds, forest floor and anise. Perfectly balanced structure, plush fine tannins, ready to drink now or has the capacity to age.

2009 Cantine Ascheri Barolo
 By: Illya Haase | Review Date: 10/30/2014 | Send Email
  Very approachable Barolo. At a very approachable price! Classic tar, leather and rose petals on the nose. Wonderful mineral and fruit on the palate. Which gives way to a persistent acidity just calling for a prime rib in a porcini mushrooms sauces!
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Château de Maligny Chablis
 By: Jeff Garneau | Review Date: 10/30/2014 | Send Email
  A great $20 Chablis is the "black cocktail dress", the "two-button navy blazer" of your wine collection. Great as an aperitif, superb with seafood, delicious year round. The 2012 Chateau de Maligny Chablis from Jean Durup is 100% unoaked Chardonnay with textbook appeal - classic "oyster shell" minerality with lively fresh citrus notes. Pick up a couple of bottles or a case. This is one you will always want to have on hand.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Baccinetti "La Saporoia" Rosso di Montalcino
 By: Jeff Garneau | Review Date: 10/30/2014 | Send Email
  Our best buy in 100% Sangiovese from the hill town of Montalcino. Ripe morello cherries explode from the glass. The wine shows enviable concentration and depth, finishing with firm tannins. Works well with your preferred choice of pizza and/or pasta, but will stand up nicely even to more substantial dishes like Bistecca alla Fiorentina. Regular customers will welcome the return of the now famous "Catzilla" label, although that's a matter of perspective, surely.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Bodegas Bilbainas "Viña Zaco" Rioja
 By: Joe Manekin | Review Date: 10/30/2014 | Send Email
  Once again, same as the tasty 2010 vintage, the Viña Zaco is a quintessential weeknight red--bright with plummy fruit, subtle tannins and enough sense of place and interest to hold your attention. For under $10, this is a very solid value and a great bottle to have as a go to red during the week.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart RP 90 BC 0

Fuenteseca Ensamble "2014 Edition" K&L Exclusive Extra Añejo Tequila 750ml
 By: Sean Fernandez | Review Date: 10/29/2014 | Send Email
  Mouthwatering Tequila, pure, expressive, complex and very tasty. The nose really jumps, with agave nectar, freshly squeezed lime juice and toasty oak. In the mouth, this graceful, nimble spirit delivers generous and intense flavors of vanilla and freshly crushed piña. The long rewarding finish maintains the remarkable purity and intensity of this wonderfully made spirit. Finishing with the floral notes of a sweet white blossom, vanilla and toasted baking spices; this tequila comes across as curiously complex and captivating.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2010 Montechiara Amarone
 By: Greg St. Clair | Review Date: 10/29/2014 | Send Email
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  If you're a fan of Amarone you might be balking at the price of this wine and think that it is nothing, but it is really a great value, and yes it does taste like Amarone. OK, maybe a mid-week Amarone but you're not paying the Weekend prices either. This wine has a lush palate presence, and a ripe but focused center, not raisiny just dense fruit, if you're a Zin lover this wine will rock your boat!
Drink from 2014 to 2017
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2010 Cantine Ascheri Barolo
 By: Mike Parres | Review Date: 10/29/2014 | Send Email
  This wine has a vibrant, ruby red hue, with super intense notes of bing cherry, red licorice, exotic Asian spice and black tea. The oak is present, but very well integrated. On the palate the wine is medium bodied with soft tannin's but no astringency. The streak of acidity pulls it all together into a seamless, utterly gorgeous wine. Could easily hold it's own against Barolos twice it's price. The only draw back to this wine is also an attribute, that being that the tannin structure that makes the wine so appealing now means it's one for the short to mid term, not a 20 year wine. So practice that risotto recipe or score yourself some lamb shank and enjoy al fresco with loved ones.
Price: $25.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 Castello di Verduno "Basadone" Pelaverga
 By: Mike Parres | Review Date: 10/29/2014 | Send Email
  I first tried this grape varietal with the 2008 vintage, when I met Mario Andrion (Oenologist) and I soon planed a trip to visit the winery in May of 2010 (www.castellodiverduno.it) they have a great hotel ! Pelaverga has a DOC, in the region of Piedmont in Italy. The small zone has a vineyard area of only eight hectares, and includes the commune of Verduno, as well as parts of the communes of La Morra and Roddi d´Alba in the province of Cuneo. It’s an amazing medium-bodied red, intense fragrant nose, showing spicy overtones with lots of black pepper, as well as fruity sensations reminiscent of black cherries and strawberries. Truly a taste sensation, (I give this a slight chill) and a must try.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Russell's Reserve K&L Exclusive Single Barrel #18 Kentucky Bourbon 750ml
 By: Jeffrey Jones | Review Date: 10/29/2014 | Send Email
  Another wonderful single barrel selection from Wild Turkey. The #18 has almost elegant aromas that are subtle and inviting. In the mouth that are carmel and other flavors that round out this exceptional bourbon.
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart BC 0

High West K&L Single Barrel Rendezvous Rye Whiskey 750ml
 By: Jeffrey Jones | Review Date: 10/29/2014 | Send Email
  Sweet and pretty aromas lead to a generous and delicous rye. For those who are familar with the regular Rendezvous, the K&L selection is more concentrated and a touch richer.The K&L selection has a little spice and alot of flavor and is very good.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Cadenhead's Classic Green Label Rum 750ml
 By: Jeffrey Jones | Review Date: 10/29/2014 | Send Email
  A drier style rum. It is medium bodied with a nice rum richness that is balanced and delicious. Another great product from Cadenhead.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 The Three Foxes Clairette Blanche Coastal Region
 By: Olivia Ragni | Review Date: 10/29/2014 | Send Email
  This is one of the reasons I love South Africa, they aren't afraid to try things like this, oh and just so happen to perfectly execute it as well. Clairette partially macerated on its skins for 3 months, the outcome, quasi-orange wine. It shows notes of fresh pressed apples, chalky minerality, white flowers, and hops. The more I let the wine open, the more it unveiled itself, continuously opening and changing. Organically farmed and unfined and unfiltered. Delicious.
Price: $22.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 FRAM Pinotage Citrusdal Mountain
 By: Olivia Ragni | Review Date: 10/29/2014 | Send Email
  Never have I experienced such an elegant Pinotage in my life. None of those unwanted burnt rubber aromas. If you’re not an admirer of Pinotage, this wine will certainly convert you. This is (hopefully) the new movement in Pinotage. It provides aromas of purple flowers, blackberries and cocoa, a palate of plush, fine tannins, juicy black fruits, plums and figs, with violets and spice to round it out. A Pinotage full of complexity and class.
Price: $22.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Tongue In Groove "Clayvin Vineyard" Pinot Noir Marlborough
 By: Olivia Ragni | Review Date: 10/29/2014 | Send Email
  An exceptional pinot from a stellar new DI. Earthier that the Cabal Vineyard pinot, the Clayvin offers aromas of forest floor, white flowers and a touch of peat. The palate is full of bramble, blackberry, leather and pine elegantly integrated. This is just my type of pinot, elegantly earthy.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart BC 96

Quartz Reef "Zero Dosage" Sparkling Wine Central Otago
 By: Olivia Ragni | Review Date: 10/29/2014 | Send Email
  While the nose may provide you with some toasty, brioche notes, the palate of the zero dosage is incredibly racy. Its high, mouthwatering acidity and frisky bubbles provide a great pairing for oysters or ceviche. The wine’s acidity is exceptionally balanced with ripe fruits and minerality. This bubbly is the perfect excuse to find something to celebrate.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2010 Cantine Ascheri Barolo
 By: Greg St. Clair | Review Date: 10/28/2014 | Send Email
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  This wine is powerful; a bold and forceful statement on the palate says BAROLO in a big way. The nose is a classic full of spice, smoky earthiness and intense fruit and is replicated on the palate. While a big wine it hasn’t lost any grace or balance, and that comes through in the waves of flavor, the cedar like spice, the truffled earth and a bold cherry and plum center. The wine has plenty of structure to age for another couple decades yet still has drinkability now with the luscious fruit and supple texture. This is the perfect accompaniment to a Brasato al Barolo (Piemontese Pot Roast) or a porcini laced risotto.The price is incredible and enough so that you should drop a case or two into your cellar.
Drink from 2014 to 2030
Price: $25.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Elderton "Estate" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia
 By: Jim Chanteloup | Review Date: 10/28/2014 | Send Email
  I been visiting this property and the Ashmeads for well over a decade and before winemaker Richard Langford joined in 2003. In fact meeting Richard was an uplifting experience...literally. I was having dinner with John Duval (name drop)at the Vintner's Bar and Grill and expressively waving my hands in conversation, when I was lifted out of my seat by my forearms. Now I'm 5'8" on a good day, and Richard is about 6'6", so I remember it well, and we met the next day to barrel sample and have a more "grounded” experience. His hand has been evident over the years with better balance and integration of wood being a focal point. The 2012 Shiraz which comes from some 100+ year old material that is matured in 600lt puncheons that shows a purity of brambly dark cherry and blackberry fruit. That is coupled with some bittersweet chocolate notes and a hint of winter mint on the back end of the palate. This is a pure and fine tuned Barossa Shiraz that is sure to please.

2013 Charles Smith "Kung Fu Girl" Columbia Valley Riesling
 By: John Majeski | Review Date: 10/28/2014 | Send Email
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  True Kungfession: I get a real kick out of this super-smooth, fun and funkadelic wine from our talented neighbor to the north, Charles Smith, who somehow conjures up a domestic Riesling releasing zingy flavors of Fuji apple, Asian pear, ripe apricot and citrus blossom that manages to hit me smack dab right in the center field of my price to quality comfort zone, and easily scores big on the home palate. Blame it on playoff fever mixed with the need to take in plenty of essential stress-quenching liquids during this nailbiter Fall Classic, but this pure and luscious, slightly off dry beauty with the krazy name remains a world-serious wine and a surefire winner. Don't miss it!

2012 Columbia Crest "H3" Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon
 By: Mellyn Craig | Review Date: 10/28/2014 | Send Email
  This wine is a great value! Juicy blackberry and plum fruits, spicy minerality, and a touch of cocoa powder dazzle your palate. The tannins are integrated, which makes this a wine drinking great now and for the next few years.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart WS 92 BC 0

Fuenteseca Ensamble "2014 Edition" K&L Exclusive Extra Añejo Tequila 750ml
 By: David Driscoll | Review Date: 10/28/2014 | Send Email
  What I love about blanco tequila is the intensity of the pure tequila flavor: the pepper, the citrus, the sweetness of the fruit, and the freshness of the finish. I personally don't drink much mature tequila. When we made the original Fuenteseca, however, we were so excited about using the tequilas between 10 and 21 years of age, mainly because no one had ever tasted a tequila that old! It was a bold new spirit that needed to be unleashed on the world. With that excitment we managed to bring whisky drinkers over to tequila in numbers we never imagined possible. This time however we wanted to show tequila drinkers, guys like me who love the vivacity of youthful tequila, that Enrique's mid-range mature spirits (the four to eight year old tequilas) can offer the same level of complexity while maintaining their freshness. Whereas the goal last time around was to make a ultra-mature tequila for whisky drinkers, the goal this time was to make an ultra-mature tequila for tequila drinkers. If you like spice and intensity, you're going to love this new 2014 edition. It's everything we hoped it would be.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Columbia Crest "H3" Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon
 By: Sal Rodriguez | Review Date: 10/28/2014 | Send Email
  The scent of rich fruit and light herbaceous tones come wafting out of the glass. On the palate is a deep red and blue fruit, with continued herbal notes. A delicious, wine that leaves you with smooth tannins, and zippy freshness for a winning combination! This is bound to be one of my "every-day" wines around the house.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart WS 92 BC 0

2012 Columbia Crest "H3" Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon
 By: Shaun Green | Review Date: 10/28/2014 | Send Email
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  Super tasty and quite a value, Columbia Crest's H3 lineup has been a great hit with our customers and this one is no exception. A juicy Cab like this with wonderful dark fruits, fine tannins and a lovely bit of minerality typically costs at least twice this price
Top Value!
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart WS 92 BC 0

2012 Columbia Crest "H3" Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon
 By: Keith Wollenberg | Review Date: 10/28/2014 | Send Email
  Classic Washington Cab with dark berry fruit, a smooth texture, polished tannins and nice length. If this said Napa on the label, you would think it a value at $30. At $10 and 92 points it is a no-brainer. 'Nuff said.
Top Value!
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart WS 92 BC 0

2012 Columbia Crest "H3" Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon
 By: Alex Pross | Review Date: 10/28/2014 | Send Email
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  “Napa Assassin” that was the first thought that sprang into my mind when I tasted the 2012 Columbia Crest H3 Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon. A wine with this much polish, depth and structure with the words Napa Valley on the label would easily fetch $30+, but since this wine is from Washington state you can pay the meager tariff of only $9.99! Loaded with dark berry fruit, hints of cocoa, supple tannins and just a touch of sweet mocha-laced oak this beauty is one heck of a deal! A quality Cabernet Sauvignon this is a wine worth buying by the case.
Top Value! Drink from 2014 to 2017
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart WS 92 BC 0

2012 Ad Lib (Larry Cherubino) "Hen & Chicken" Chardonnay Western Australia
 By: Jim Chanteloup | Review Date: 10/27/2014 | Send Email
  There's a lot of "bells and whistles" with this wine that defies the price point. All Mendoza clones, wild yeast fermentation and French oak. This is a Chardonnay that shows balance and restraint, with light toast, pear, stone fruit, mineral and a hint of cinnamon spice. Good acidity and structure keep the wine refreshing and each sip coming back for more.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart JH 94 BC 0

2012 Baccinetti "La Saporoia" Rosso di Montalcino
 By: Greg St. Clair | Review Date: 10/27/2014 | Send Email
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  Luxurious, plummy fruit fills your mouth with layers of spice, and a powerful palate presence. This wine is awesome, it just bursts in your mouth, so full of flavor, so bold you'll love it. Perfect for grilled meats, especially Italian sausage or your favorite pasta's flavor will be emboldened by pairing with this wine's amazing depth of flavor. For the locals... this is Catzilla, you'll know what we mean when you see the label!
Drink from 2014 to 2018
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Ad Lib (Larry Cherubino) "Avant Gardening" Malbec / Cabernet Western Australia
 By: Jim Chanteloup | Review Date: 10/27/2014 | Send Email
  Okay, there's a wee bit Cabernet Sauvignon in here. but Malbec is driving the train. The wine is soft and supple with ripe plum and new leather notes that combine with a fine tannin structure make this a steal for a every day house red wine. Both of the Ad Lib wines offer tremendous value for the money.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart JH 94 BC 0

2004 Tenuta di Sesta Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
 By: Greg St. Clair | Review Date: 10/27/2014 | Send Email
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  The dynamic, powerful 2004 vintage is just blossoming now and while 10 years out one might think this wine would be peaking, au contraire, this wine is just beginning to open, layers of complex earth, sage, leather coupled with a brilliant plumy richness and focused wild cherry center. The wine's depth of flavor is impressive and has true power capable of aging for another decade, you'll want to have this one with a slab of Bistecca Fiorentina, or a giant T-Bone steak if your Italian isn't so good!
Drink from 2014 to 2024

2012 Tenuta di Sesta Rosso di Montalcino
 By: Greg St. Clair | Review Date: 10/27/2014 | Send Email
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  What a bargain for the price, classic Sangiovese aromatics, that cross between plum and cherry, Montalcino's south face's warmth and richness allow this wine to flow across your palate, so supple and easy to drink! However decant this wine for an hour and simple suppleness turns to complexity filled. Long, balanced and so flavorful this wine is an ideal wine for roasted pork tenderloin with a bit of rosemary, sea salt and black pepper, so good you'll need to buy more!
Drink from 2014 to 2018
Price: $15.99 Add To Cart WE 90 BC 0

2009 Tenuta di Sesta Brunello di Montalcino
 By: Greg St. Clair | Review Date: 10/27/2014 | Send Email
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  The ever so subtle character of this estate's wine is sometimes lost if you're not patient. Decant! It would seem that a powerhouse wine would do better with aeration but in actuality this wine's delicacy, balance and extraordinary long finish blossom with oxygen. Ever so subtle at first but then the depth of Montalcino's south face comes forth, the supple texture luxuriates on your palate but then the wine lengthens, exposing the mineral, earth and wild herbs that are the core of this wine. Complexity wells up and shows the depth of this wine's power, subtle power, drinkable now but will age very well.
Drink from 2014 to 2025

2013 Domaine de Millet Cotes de Gascogne Blanc
 By: Dave Genevro | Review Date: 10/27/2014 | Send Email
  While exploring more white wines, I was introduced to this by a fellow staff member. It has a great peach smell with a cider-like crisp to it. This is a great find, plus it is less than ten dollars!
Top Value!
Price: $8.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Ad Lib (Larry Cherubino) "Avant Gardening" Malbec / Cabernet Western Australia
 By: Sarah Covey | Review Date: 10/26/2014 | Send Email
  What a killer holiday party wine! Red plum, red cherry, currant and blackberry notes with medium plus acidity & soft, easy tannin. Quite the charmer!
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart JH 94 BC 0

2012 Ad Lib (Larry Cherubino) "Hen & Chicken" Chardonnay Western Australia
 By: Sarah Covey | Review Date: 10/26/2014 | Send Email
  An amazing value for a delightful little wine. Apple, pear, mineral with a textural note absent in many inexpensive Chardonnay. Medium plus acidity and very quaffable!
Top Value!
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart JH 94 BC 0

Glendronach 12 year old Distillery Bottling Single Malt Whisky 750ml
 By: James Knight | Review Date: 10/25/2014 | Send Email
  This whisky just keeps getting better, in my estimation. Rich and sherried, reminiscent of summer and winter treats: caramel apples and roasted, candied nuts. The Glendronach 12 has spicy, rum-raisin aromas, roasted nuts--filberts, Brazil nuts--and baked apple and pear notes, which repeat on the palate, so cotton-candy smooth, and the fruit flavors deepen toward the dry, smoky finish. Similar to: Aberlour 16. More flavor than: Glenlivet 12. Fiercer, less smooth than: Macallan 12 or Glenmorangie 10. More easygoing but in a somewhat similar profile to: Glendronach Allardice, Aberlour A'Bunadh. A standby, a classic.
Price: $47.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Tongue In Groove "Cabal / Smith Vineyard" Pinot Noir Waipara Valley
 By: David Driscoll | Review Date: 10/25/2014 | Send Email
  Very light and peppery for a Pinot Noir. I really enjoyed the zippy Rhone-like flavor for a change. It's like a lighter Syrah or a spicier Pinot Noir. Very dynamic and easy to drink.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart BC 95 JS 95

2012 Tongue In Groove "The Mound Vineyard" Riesling Waipara Valley
 By: David Driscoll | Review Date: 10/25/2014 | Send Email
  AWESOME wine. One hot deal for Riesling. Lots of zesty citrus notes with just a hint of sweetness. Like the best of Alsace and Germany combined. Love it.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Ad Lib (Larry Cherubino) "Avant Gardening" Malbec / Cabernet Western Australia
 By: Olivia Ragni | Review Date: 10/25/2014 | Send Email
  This Malbec is such a steal; a must-have for Malbec lovers. Its juicy acidity and fine tannins are well balanced with ripe, dark fruits of fresh blackberries and figs and beautiful notes of spices such as black licorice, cracked pepper and clove. Certainly the best Aussie Malbec I’ve ever had!
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart JH 94 BC 0

2012 Greywacke Pinot Noir Marlborough
 By: Mellyn Craig | Review Date: 10/25/2014 | Send Email
  The 2012 Greywacke Pinot Noir could easily be compared to a Russian River Pinot Noir that costs twice the price! Rich dark cherry and raspberry fruits, with forest floor earthy notes, and freshly ground spices envelope your palate. This wine has a lot of structure and yet is elegant at the same time. While this wine is lovely now, I believe it will get better with at least 2-5 more years of aging.

2012 Ad Lib (Larry Cherubino) "Avant Gardening" Malbec / Cabernet Western Australia
 By: Mellyn Craig | Review Date: 10/25/2014 | Send Email
  The “Avant Gardening” Malbec is another great value wine from Ad Lib! Juicy dark cherry and plum fruits are the dominant flavors, but it’s not overly sweet as the fruit is balanced out with violet and soft spices. This wine is full bodied, but the tannins are well integrated, which makes this wine very easy to drink alone or with food. Stock up on this wine for your holiday cocktail party!
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart JH 94 BC 0

2012 Ad Lib (Larry Cherubino) "Hen & Chicken" Chardonnay Western Australia
 By: Mellyn Craig | Review Date: 10/25/2014 | Send Email
  This Chardonnay is a steal and just in time for the holidays! The Ad Lib “Hen and Chicken” is a fruit-forward style Chardonnay, which is bursting with stone fruits and white flower notes. There is bright acidity and minerality which freshens up the palate. I highly recommend stocking up on this wine before this gem is gone!
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart JH 94 BC 0

2012 Ad Lib (Larry Cherubino) "Avant Gardening" Malbec / Cabernet Western Australia
 By: Shaun Green | Review Date: 10/25/2014 | Send Email
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  Another great find from Ad Lib, the Malbec is a lovely juicy Malbec with a medium body and broad appeal. Great dark fruits with a touch of rose petal and spice makes this one a perfect accompaniment with our upcoming holiday dinners.
Top Value!
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart JH 94 BC 0

2012 Ad Lib (Larry Cherubino) "Hen & Chicken" Chardonnay Western Australia
 By: Shaun Green | Review Date: 10/25/2014 | Send Email
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  What a price! This will be making a lot of party guests happy this year. Great medium intensity and concentration with nicely balanced acidity. The wood is there for texture only, not a big oaky component and the entirety comes off as a much more expensive wine. My go-to holiday white!
Top Value!
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart JH 94 BC 0

2012 Ad Lib (Larry Cherubino) "Hen & Chicken" Chardonnay Western Australia
 By: David Driscoll | Review Date: 10/24/2014 | Send Email
  Get in while the gettin's good with this bottle. This is the best Chardonnay deal since we found the Bernier all those years ago. This is fresh, stonefruit-driven, refreshing white wine with character and nuance for $12.99. This is case wine. This is party wine. This is Thanksgiving wine. You roll into the party and people think you spend $25 a bottle because it tastes so darn good. Your secret is safe with us though. Love it.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart JH 94 BC 0

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