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2012 Domaine Cyrot-Buthiau Bourgogne Rouge (Maison Dieu)
Review Date: 1-28-2015
I loooove Burgundian Pinot Noirs. I especially love ones that I can get at under $20. Red currants, tangy strawberry, savory earth and lean acidity all meld together to satisfy Pinot cravings. I paired this with a gooey port salut toasted cheese sandwich along side a creamy tomato soup.....SPECTACULAR!!!
Price: $18.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Von Strasser "Rudy" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 1-28-2015
"Rudy" is one of my favorite Napa Cabs that we sell. Even though it's his second label to his fantastic line up of Cabernet & Cabernet blends, you won't be disappointed! This wine is all mountain fruit, is rich yet structured and is totally polished. Black currant, cedar, wild herbs all intertwine in a sumptuously textured body. A steal at $20!
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Comte Louis de Clermont-Tonnerre (Alain Corcia) Cotes du Rhone Villages Cairanne
Review Date: 1-28-2015
This was the wine that kept me smiling through the crazy Holiday Season! This Rhone is savory & earthy with wonderful herbaceousness, aromas of forest floor and mushroomy umami delights. The fruit is dark and more berry-skinned than berry juice (which I love). I love this wine with hearty cheeses & homemade stew. And due to its layers of savory deliciousness, it's quite satisfying on its own!
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 Domaine du Tariquet "Classic" Cotes de Gascogne Blanc
Review Date: 1-28-2015
Due to this wine's versatility, it has become one of our best sellers. The Tariquet is full of white stone fruit, fresh pear, yellow citrus and is held all together with a bracing acidity. I'd pair this with grilled seafoods & curried chicken. Great for everyday!
Price: $8.99 Add To Cart BC 0

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 time...like 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

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