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Alex Pross


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2013 Rieussec, Sauternes Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 4-28-2014
Another Lafite property that is doing wonderful things. 95.5% Semilion & 4.5% Sauvignon Blanc with apricot blossoms and hints of candied lime with a gorgeous punch of candied ginger/orange peel.

2013 Suduiraut, Sauternes Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 4-28-2014
Very rich and powerful, golden and honeyed, with lots of candied orange and caramel.

2013 Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge, Pessac-Léognan Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 4-28-2014
Displays nice minerality, large-scaled; there's good deep dark berry fruit along with tell-tale signs of black licorice and tar. Goes back to a style seen in 2003-2008 wines.

2013 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 4-28-2014
Lots of red fruit here, hints of cinnamon and some subtle spice notes, there are some noticeable tannins here.

2011 Poujeaux, Moulis (1.5L)
Review Date: 4-23-2014
Easily the best wine to come out of Moulis, Poujeaux has a very distinctive style. Black licorice and black cherry, with hints of herbs. This wine also has layers of fruit and a nice, long finish.

2011 Fonplégade, St-Emilion
Review Date: 4-23-2014
This is an up-and-coming property. They have a new rich American owner and a great young director in Jean-Christophe Meyrou, and with the help of famed oenologist Michel Rolland some great things are happening here. Besides being an incredible value, it is also one of the best wines we tasted on our entire trip. Black raspberry, plum, spice and red berry fruit, all perfectly integrated. Noticeable tannins, but layered and integrated well. Very tasty and racy; this wine is so sleek and seductive it feels like a super model.

2011 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc
Review Date: 4-14-2014
This is one of the great classics as far as values go-always good and dependable. It has a racy nose with hints of herbs, flowers and loads of red fruits. Nice creaminess. This is classic.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Château Pesquié "Le Paradou" Grenache Vin de France
Review Date: 3-19-2014
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The search for the perfect everyday drinking wine has ended! The 2012 Le Paradou is flat-out delicious! The very first sniff from the glass tells you this is going to be a highly enjoyable glass of wine with aromas of black pepper, plum, baking spices and hints of fresh flowers. The palate is a gorgeous array of black cherry cola, raspberry and herbs with great balance. This wine feels vibrantly alive, with its lively acidity framing the bright fruit flavors. The wine is incredibly versatile: it has enough fruit and body to easily be enjoyed on its own but has the structure and depth to seamlessly pair with most cuisines. This is one of the better values I have tasted this year and I will be sure to pick up at least a few bottles for myself!
Top Value! Drink from 2014 to 2016
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart RP 90 BC 0

Absolut Elyx Single Estate Vodka 1L
Review Date: 5-23-2013
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One of my drinks of choice when I’m out at a bar is vodka rocks with a twist. It is simple and easy to make and generally leaves me hangover free. Usually I opt for Belvedere because it is smooth and easy to drink even though it may lack a truly distinct flavor. When I tasted the Absolut Elyx Vodka I was blown away, it was smooth & rich but had a very clean and distinctive profile with hints of vanilla and hazelnut notes on the finish. A wonderful tasting vodka and an even better value this is perfect on its own or use it as a top-shelf blending ingredient in your next martini or gimlet.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2009 Malartic-Lagravière Pessac-Léognan
Review Date: 10-29-2012
Big, bold, with great tannins. This wine sings with fruit and terroir.

2006 Quinta Sardonia Ribera del Duero
Review Date: 10-20-2010
The 2006 Quinta Sardonia is a stunning wine that really displays the lovely fruit that the Ribera del Duero is capable of uncovering. It mixes gorgeous, precise red fruits with an earthy terroir. There's just enough oak to frame this large-scale, broad offering. The fruit is so delicious and precise, the wine feels vibrant and alive on the palate. This wine can pair well with meats or cheeses or be served as an aperitif. It can age for 5 to 15 years easily, yet is eminently drinkable now.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart RP 93 BC 0

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