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2012 Masseria del Feudo "Il Giglio" Nero d'Avola
Review Date: 2-27-2015
Amazing palate full of juicy red fruit with hints of spice and sweet herbs. Perfect for an evening of family-style pasta or pizza.
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart

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2013 Cane & Fabel 373 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 2-27-2015
This is an amazing $20 California Cab! The palate is loaded with tons of blue and purple fruit with hints of tobacco spice and sweet toast. This wine continues to please with a full bodied palate that can only be described as luscious.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 Lewis Cellars "Barcaglia Lane" Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 2-27-2015
Rarely do I ever say this about a California Chardonnay, but the 2013 Lewis Cellars "Barcaglia Lane" RRV Chardonnay is beautiful. Over the top oaky, butter-bombs are at the bottom of my list and it's always a true pleasure when I find a Cali Chard that dares to veer away from that style. The Barcaglia Lane is elegant, sophisticated and in the best way possible, understated. Loaded with notes of tropical fruit and Asian spice, this Cali Chard is sure to please the adventurous Chardonnay drinker that is looking for something unique and special.
Price: $64.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2005 Launois "Spécial Club" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne (ships as 1.5L)
Review Date: 2-24-2015
This is one serious Champagne. Vintage "Special Club" of this caliber for only $60? Absolutely amazing! In complete opposition to the 2004, the 2005 Launois "Special Club" is a full-bodied, voluptuous cuvee packed to the brim with ripe apples, toasted vanilla and melted buttered on brioche. Drink this beauty now!
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2010 Bodegas Puelles Crianza Rioja
Review Date: 2-19-2015
Classically Rioja with copious amounts of earth, incense, baking spice and beautiful bright red cherry fruit.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart RP 90 BC 0

2013 Domaine Renaud Mâcon-Charnay
Review Date: 2-17-2015
This bottling of the Charnay is everything you want and expect it to be in comparison to the Solutre; full bodied with more ripe chardonnay fruit and beautiful high-tone floral notes.
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2012 Castillo de Monseran Garnacha Cariñena
Review Date: 2-17-2015
Beautiful, classic Grenache aromatics of sweet raspberry and strawberry, this spanish red is an astonishing surprise for only $7.99.
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Ariston Aspasie Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne
Review Date: 2-3-2015
Since their beginning in 1794, Ariston Pere et Fils has been the true epitome of a “grower-producer” Champagne house. The Ariston family has worked together for 5 generations to harvest and gently press the grapes in their own cellars to obtain the balance and finesse that represents their signature house style and terroir. What’s remarkable when tasting the Ariston Blanc de Blancs is that you can truly smell and taste the fossil rich soil. You can close your eyes and envision the steep hillsides drenched in sunlight as the grapes surrounding you ripen to a golden apple flavor.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Franck Bonville Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 2-3-2015
Looks can be deceiving, as is the case with the Franck Bonville Rose. One glance at the intense pink color would lead anybody to believe that this rose will be an over the top fruit bomb, but this Chardonnay-dominanted rose is exactly the opposite. With 92% Chardonnay, this rose is extremely elegant and fresh. Bright notes of strawberry and cherry are delightfully matched with aromas of ripe lemon and lime and the 8% Pinot Noir shines through in the creaminess on the palate. The perfect rose to please every palate at the party.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Ariston Aspasie "Carte Blanche" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 2-3-2015
The rich, deep, golden yellow color of the Ariston Aspasie Carte Blanche is a tiny hint at the expressive, and explosive purity fruit that lies within this cuvee of 40% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 30% Meunier. Very few Champagnes have the amount of chalky minerality that is present in the Carte Blanche, let alone a cuvee that is priced less than $30! What’s even more impressive than the amount of minerality is the broad, rich texture that lets everyone know how perfectly this Champagne with pair with foods of all fairs.
Price: $27.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Franck Bonville Brut Rosé Champagne (375ml)
Review Date: 1-29-2015
Looks can be deceiving, as is the case with the Franck Bonville Rose. One glance at the intense pink color would lead anybody to believe that this rose will be an over the top fruit bomb, but this chardonnay dominant rose is exactly the opposite. With 92% chardonnay, this rose is extremely elegant and fresh. Bright notes of strawberry and cherry are delightfully matched with aromas of ripe lemon and lime and the 8% pinot noir shines through in the creaminess on the palate. The perfect rose to please every palate at the party.
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2006 Louis Roederer "Cristal" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 8-28-2014
It's a shame that most Cristal is consumed so quickly after it's released because the 2006 is definitely one that will age and show its true beauty and potential with a few years in the cellar! The 2006 is the brightest, most structured vintage that I've had from Cristal in quite some time. Add the signature ripe, sweet fruit, full bodied richness and chalky minerality on the finish and you have a vintage Cristal that will match up to the best of them.

Fleury Blanc de Noirs Brut Champagne
Review Date: 4-25-2014
The NV Fleury Carte Rouge is a truly exceptional bottle of Champagne. Anyone skeptical of how great biodynamic wines can be, need to try the Carte Rouge. This NV cuvee elegantly expresses the balance between delicate yet rich. The nose is intense with aromatics of strawberry, black cherry and hints of toasted yeast. The surprise of the Carte Rouge is how low the dosage is in comparison to how ripe and expressive the fruit shows throughout the entire length of the Champagne.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2004 Fleury "Cuveé Robert Fleury" Extra Brut Champagne
Review Date: 4-25-2014
The 2004 Fleury “Robert Fleury” Extra Brut Champagne is a true crowd-pleaser. After people get over the initial shock of the 1/3 Pinot Blanc added to the blend of 1/3 Chardonnay and 1/3 Pinot Noir, they will revel in how rich yet playful this Champagne is. This truly rare, barrel-fermented Champagne is a gorgeous display of how unique varietals, unorthodox wine making and sustainable farming practices can lead to a Champagne with vibrant acidity, exquisite depth, voluptuous texture and complex fruit and spice characteristics.
Price: $54.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Henriot "Souverain" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 1-31-2014
Beautiful toast aromatics on the nose open up to amazingly fresh green apples and quince on the palate. How a grand marque can make such an elegant cuvee at this amazing a price is truly impressive!

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