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2012 Domaine de la Tournelle "Trousseau des Corvées" Arbois
Review Date: 7-24-2014
Another outrageous wine from the magnificent Domaine De La Tournelle. Aromas of fresh soil, wild strawberries, fresh roasted beets, slight herbal quality. As with all the Tournelle wines, the focus and purity on the palate is absolutely first rate. Awesome acidity complemented by the perfect presence of a soft lengthy tannin. A wonderful effort.
Price: $36.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2010 Domaine Berthoumieu "Charles de Batz" Madiran
Review Date: 7-24-2014
This is about as approachable as any Madiran I've ever had. Clearly made in the "modern" style, but not lacking in structure. It will soften over the next few years rather than the several decades of more traditional Madiran. That said, if you're looking for something bold and structured to pair with gamey grilled meat, look no further.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 Domaine de Millet Cotes de Gascogne Blanc
Review Date: 7-24-2014
The perfect summer guzzler. Like the best $8 SB you've ever had. Super fresh and super cheap!!!
Price: $8.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 Château de Ripaille Vin de Savoie Ripaille
Review Date: 7-24-2014
This splendid little Ripaille is what Savoie is all about. Subtle but punchy! Not fruity at all with great focus and a lovely lemony mineral quality. Solid aperitif at a great price.
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2007 Michel Loriot "Monodie Meunier" Extra Brut Champagne
Review Date: 4-25-2014
This is tropical, slightly savory, salted popcorn, cocoa, fresh bread, tons of red fruit (cherries, raspberry) slightly wacky and totally wonderful.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 Pewsey Vale Riesling Eden Valley South Australia
Review Date: 4-25-2014
Ultra clean and high acid, exactly what I want from Eden Valley riesling. Tons of citrus, low on other fruits. Drink it now!

2012 Alta Maria Vineyards Santa Maria Chardonnay
Review Date: 4-25-2014
very well put together, owning to the excellent fruit source and well thought out wine making. Particularly well structured with racy acids and bright fresh minerality. The subtle use of barrel during fermentation adds depth and richness.

2011 Poderi Morini "Savignone" Savignon Rosso
Review Date: 6-26-2013
I'm in love. I'm not embarrassed to be in love with the cheapskate wine. Made from 100% centesimino (loosely translated to cheapo!) is certainly a deal. Blueberry, pepper, structured and altogether fabulous. It reminds me of some of Piedmont's lesser known varietals, but without the floral side of Ruche. A stupendous wine for the price, geared specifically for Italian wine geeks...
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2010 Cantina Terlan "Vorberg" Pinot Bianco Riserva
Review Date: 6-26-2013
Wow. There is no question that this is one of the world's top Pinot Blancs. Perhaps it's the fact that it's italian, but it also happens to be on of the greatest values. Compare it to Austrian or Alsatian PB and you'll know exactly why this is one of the top producers in the Alto Adige. Fabulous value. N: Vibrant, explosive candied fruit, but very fresh not overly extracted or dense. P: Citrus and cream, tangerine peel and bright acid. A fabulous value.
Price: $26.99 Add To Waiting List AG 94 BC 0

Aberlour - A'Bunadh Cask Strength Single Malt 750ml
Review Date: 9-5-2012
Some people search for certain batches of the Aberlour A'Bunadh, but honestly I rarely taste the Aberlour's various batches without thinking, "Dang!" This is always a monster. If you like Sherry influence, power and intensity in your single malt, this is the product for you. You might just get lucky and get a batch that one of the critics rates extremely highly, but either way you'll have a sold cask strength dram to rely on.

123 Tequila "Dos" 100% Organic Reposado Tequila 750ml
Review Date: 9-5-2012
The 123 Repo adds a hint of Oak Spice to the already lovely blanco. Very subtle use of oak doesn't over sweeten or overpower the character of the distillate.
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart BC 0

123 Tequila "Uno" 100% Organic Blanco Tequila 750ml
Review Date: 9-5-2012
A classic lowland tequila made in a sustainable way, this shows plenty of the rich earthy spice that you'd expect from a lowland, but balanced with plenty of fruit. Plus it's ORGANIC!
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart BC 0

10 Cane Barbados Rum 750ml
Review Date: 9-5-2012
This light rum from Trinidad is fine for mixing and uses fresh pressed cane instead of molasses. Aging for 1 year in french oak, it has a light golden hue. A refined and low intensity style different from many other "agricole" rums.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Ariston Aspasie Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne
Review Date: 5-2-2012
Wow what complexity for $35. The nose is nutty toasty rich with some hints of pumpkin seed and spice. Strong smashed apple and fabulous lift. Totally on point for the price.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Clear Creek Cranberry Liqueur 750ml (Ships as 1.5L)
Review Date: 9-12-2011
McCarthy's is known world wide for being one of America's finest craft distillery. His forte is fruit based liqueurs and he's been able to successfully compete with French producers with significantly more capital and about 200 hundred more years of experience. The Cranberry liqueur proves that Steve is also one of the most innovative producers of liqueurs around. His skill and commitment to quality is truly on show here, as he develops a perfectly balanced and incredibly complex liqueur from these angry little cranberries.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart BC 0

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