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2012 Trimbach Riesling
Review Date: 1-8-2015
When someone is pouring Riesling, I either feel reticent or jazzed. Depending on who's producing it and where it's from, Riesling varies SO MUCH. This little beauty from Alsace is glorious. Upon opening, the nose is sumptuous with orange blossom nectar and lemon zest. Upon tasting, there's white stone fruit, blood orange pith and a lovely high-toned acidity. This Riesling is bone dry and a feast for the senses.

2013 Domaine Lafage "Grande Cuvée" Côtes du Roussillon Rosé
Review Date: 12-14-2014
What a gorgeous rose. Bright strawberry, blood orange, & lemon dance across your palate. The texture is creamy yet finishes with a tangy, vibrant acidity. Brilliant!
Price: $27.99 Add To Cart RP 94 BC 0

2012 Faust Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 12-12-2014
The Faust is rich and decadent. Ripe cherries, raspberries, mocha and soft cedar envelop your palate and warm your heart.
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart RP 90 BC 0

2010 Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva
Review Date: 12-5-2014
Bright, tangy cherry and pomegranate with lovely, dusty, mocha tannins on the finish.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart ST 90 BC 0

2010 Inglenook "Cask" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 12-5-2014
Gorgeous! Polished blue fruits, forest floor, savory herbs, brilliant acid and tannic grip....This is your Napa Cab for gift giving or for treating YOURSELF. You'll adore it.
Price: Hidden View Price AG 91 BC 0

2013 Philippe Tessier "Le Point du Jour" Cheverny Rouge
Review Date: 11-30-2014
Rose petals for miles flanked by briar, bramble and wild spice. I long for this wine.
Price: $22.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2010 Château Trillol Corbières
Review Date: 11-20-2014
What an incredibly expressive nose! Crushed rose petals & smokey meaty wildness fly from the glass. The palate is full of dark, rich berries and savory forest floor. Incredible wine for less than $15.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 Brewer-Clifton/K&L Wine Merchants "B-C. Kessler-Haak Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
Review Date: 11-20-2014
Succulent and seamless, this Pinot is silky & rich with ripe red berries and soft savory earth. The finish is long, lingering and mouthwatering.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 Domaine Lafage "Novellum" Chardonnay Pays d'Oc
Review Date: 11-20-2014
This is a killer Chardonnay for $10.99. It's unconventional and delicious! This is full of ripe stone fruit, fresh tropical notes and is wonderfully dry. It's a fantastic choice for your holiday gatherings!
Price: $10.99 Add To Cart RP 92 BC 0

2010 Our Wine Rkatsiteli Republic of Georgia
Review Date: 11-14-2014
I LOVE ORANGE WINE (In case you're unfamiliar with what Orange Wine is, basically, it's white grapes pressed and left in contact with the skins/lees for a super long years instead of days or months...). This Georgian beauty is full of flavors of roasted citrus peel and a crazy wonderful herb garden. It's almost waxy in texture and so grippy tannic! This is so "new" to most Americans but so old school in Eastern Europe. This is my winter white.
Price: $18.99 Add To Cart W&S 95 BC 0

2012 Domaine Cabirau Côtes du Roussillon
Review Date: 11-6-2014
What a lovely wine! Raspberries, cedar, and crushed violet invite your nose. Silky floral and grippy earth entice your palate. This is a very pretty wine at a pretty awesome price!
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart RP 92 BC 0

2013 Zudugarai "Amats" Getariako Txakolina
Review Date: 8-30-2014
I'm in love with this Txakolina! High toned acidity, lime zest, bracing licking wet stones from a mountain stream. This is one of the most refreshing wines out there.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Chardonnay Marlborough
Review Date: 7-18-2014
It takes a lot for a Chardonnay to make my toes curl, and this one does! This New Zealander begins with buttery musk, dried stone fruit, and has a creamy smooth mid-palate. It's followed by a mineral driven chalky finish...what's not to adore?
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2009 Hermanuspietersfontein (HPF) "Die Arnoldus" Bordeaux Blend Sondagskloof
Review Date: 7-18-2014
My oh my oh I love this wine. A Bordeaux blend from South Africa, this vino beholds all 5 grape varietals. It pours the color of oxblood and has legs that would rival Tina Turner's. The nose explodes with green and black olives brined with wild savory herbs. The mid-palate is richly textured yet grippy, and full of black currant and black cherry skin. The smokey, saline, spicy finish goes on and on. Absolutely marvelous!
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2004 Daniel Ginsburg "Cuvée Rene Millesime" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 2-5-2014
This wonderfully distinctive Champagne is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes that are grown Biodynamically. It's rich yet fresh, and full of red apple skin, lemon peel, and buttery baking spices. It's so gorgeous and it would please any Champagne lover!
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart BC 0

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