Staff Favorites

If you’re going to have Robert Parker or Stephen Tanzer over for dinner, selecting a wine they’ve rated highly will be a nice choice. However, when you’re buying wines for yourself, we’d love to see you find wines that match up your unique palate and pocketbook. We have a large staff of friendly and knowledgeable wine professionals that taste hundreds of wines each week. They can put you in touch with bottles that you are likely to love, often at a much lower cost than the highly-rated gems that often see a run-up in price and frequent availability issues. Like any great group of opinionated professionals, our staff has varied tastes themselves. Often our customers will find a particular staff member with a style that corresponds to their own. That concept works extremely well in our retail stores, and this section is our effort to bring you the same online. Don’t get us wrong, we love the highly rated wines from the press and will continue to offer them, but we think you’re missing out if you’re not augmenting those selections with picks from our excellent staff. Here are their favorites. (Click on a name to see their other selections - or to drop them a line.) Cheers!

Reviews

  
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2002 Ruinart "Dom Ruinart" Brut Rosé Champagne
By: Dulcinea Gonzalez | Review Date: 6/1/2015 | Send Email
Swoon-worthy wine alert! Here is an absolutely delectable champagne that holds the perfect marriage of power and elegance. Sourced from Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims terroirs in a stellar 2002 vintage, this champagne glistens with the color of pink copper and exudes layered aromas of fresh pastry, spice and roses. On the mouth flavors of cherry and orange blossom shine through to a glowing and a "savor the moment" kind of finish.
Price: $299.00 Add To Waiting List
AG 95 WS 94

2014 Turkey Flat Rosé Barossa Valley South Australia
By: Angie An | Review Date: 6/1/2015 | Send Email
Yes! It's finally that time of the year again! Rosé season and upon us once again and Turkey Flat is one of the new rosés you won't want to miss year this. 93% Grenache, 4% Shiraz, 2% Cabernet and 1% Dolcetto. Very juicy fruity, easy on the palate a round, rich texture. When a winery is named "Turkey Flat" you have to be a bit curious--turns out, when the vineyard was first planted in 1847 there used to be flocks of native bush turkey also known as "Australian Bastards" running around. I think Turkey Flat turns out to be a much proper alternative! The wine also has just the slightest hint of sweetness, which would pair awesome with fusion Japanese with some spices, drink up with your spicy tuna maki or dynamite roll!
Price: $17.99 Add To Waiting List
JH 95

2014 Big Flower (Botanica) Petit Verdot Rosé
By: Angie An | Review Date: 6/1/2015 | Send Email
What a cool rose! Seriously, this wine is too cool for school. Made by the lady who brought you Botanica (50 year old vines, dry-farmed Chenin Blanc from South Africa anyone?). Originally from California, Ginny Povall planted vines and grows flowers around her estate in Devon Valley. The rosé is sourced from her tiny plot of Petit Verdot around the estate. Only 200 cases were produced, and we are lucky enough to be the only merchant in the U.S. to carry a portion of this gem. It's super floral, with hints of chrysanthemum and Oolong tea leaf followed by a very clean finish. I think of dim sum with this wine, it's versatile enough to handle the endless flavor combination of dim sum yet elegant enough not to overpower the dishes. Writing this is making me crave some Fung zao (fried steamed chicken feet) with a bottle of big flower....
Price: $15.99 Add To Waiting List

2014 Franck Millet Sancerre Rosé
By: Kyle Kurani | Review Date: 6/1/2015 | Send Email
The picture of elegant rosé. This is simply pure, fresh and vibrant, with hints of cherry and rose petal, leading to a palate that is focused with mineral and zest, but also wonderfully textured. Perfect summertime sipper while it lasts!
Price: $14.99 Add To Waiting List

2010 Bodegas Puelles Crianza Rioja
By: Jim Barr | Review Date: 6/1/2015 | Send Email
Again, one of my favorite Rioja producers and this Crianza is a wine that warrants your attention. Produced from Tempranillo, this silky, lush, fleshy wine shows an opulent nose that is red fruit driven with a hint of spicy anise tones and a touch of cedary oak. This classic new-world style Rioja is bright, fleshy, and creamy on the palate, particularly in the mid-range, with excellent structure and acid backbone, and a lasting, deeply flavored finish. This Gem drinks well now but will continue to improve with another five to seven-plus years of cellaring. Rusty wants me bring home several cases of this Gem for our near-term enjoyment. Don’t miss this Rioja! ***** 14.0% ABV *****
Drink from 2015 to 2015
Price: $12.99 Add To Waiting List
RP 90

2012 Château de la Charrière Bourgogne Rouge Domaine Yves Girardin
By: Scott Beckerley | Review Date: 6/1/2015 | Send Email
I have been absolutely loving this great little bargain Pinot for a while. I am a fan of the whole line of Charriere Burgundies that we carry and this little beauty goes to the top of my list for quality and price. Bright, fresh raspberry and Bing cherry fruit on the nose while the palate is deeper with dark cherries and just a hint of spice. Lively finish that has some acidity. Wonderful stuff!
Price: $16.99 Add To Waiting List

2012 Sesta di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino
By: Kirk Walker | Review Date: 6/1/2015 | Send Email
Another great release from Sesta di Sopra. This is more than "baby Brunello". It is bright charming with subtlety and surprising depth. I love their Brunello but I drink way more of this, not just because of the pricing, its moderate body and less assertive tannins mean it is more versatile, not just for super rich and hearty meals. It also ages fantastically.
Price: $21.99 Add To Waiting List
WE 90

2014 Domaine des Côtes Blanches Sancerre Rosé
By: Andrew Whiteley | Review Date: 6/1/2015 | Send Email
A true Sancerre rosé for 17 bucks! Pale pink in color and bright in both fresh red fruits and acid, this rose is the perfect way to kick off any summer afternoon. It's the natural complement to a lively BBQ, complete with grilled veggies and perhaps some wild caught salmon. Made from 100% Pinot Noir, it has lots of weight and texture (for a rosé) that contribute to a fun and easy finish. Enjoy the warm weather with a glass or two.
Price: $16.99 Add To Waiting List

West Cork Original Classic Blend Irish Whiskey 750ml
By: Jeffrey Jones | Review Date: 6/1/2015 | Send Email
Very pleasant, soft and easy to drink Irish blended whiskey. It has inviting aromas with hints of vanilla and malt. In the mouth it is round and light with subtle vanilla undertones. A great whiskey for a party or to relax with.
Price: $26.99 Add To Waiting List

2010 Amici Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
By: Jim Boyce | Review Date: 6/1/2015 | Send Email
Amici Napa Cabernet has been a favorite for quite some time now. The 2010 vintage was fantastic for cabs in the area and it really shows in the bottling. Blackberry, blueberry, cassis, a touch of vanilla and oak spice. Drinking well now and will reward another 10 years in the cellar.
Price: $43.99 Add To Waiting List
WE 91 RP 90

2014 Ostatu Rosado Rioja
By: Angie An | Review Date: 6/1/2015 | Send Email
Loved this rosé last year, and they did it again this year! Elegant, pretty, with light wild strawberry scent, it's simply charming and easy, easy like a Sunday morning hike followed by a picnic with cold cuts sandwiches paired with this. Easy like being out on the patio with your favorite book (or more realistic: your I-Pad) while sipping a glass of this. So many possibilities, not enough summer and weekend!
Top Value!
Price: $13.99 Add To Waiting List

2012 Ca'Viola "Vilot" Dolcetto D'Alba
By: Kyle Kurani | Review Date: 6/1/2015 | Send Email
Delicious Dolcetto, full of dark fruit and spice, alluring and perfect for the summer BBQ season. The palate is full of raspberry and mocha, velvety and soft. Framed by fine tannins and lifted with fresh acidity. Such a steal for under $20.
Price: $19.99 Add To Waiting List
WS 91

2014 Schäfer-Fröhlich Blanc de Noir
By: Olivia Ragni | Review Date: 6/1/2015 | Send Email
Delicate and elegant, yet full of nuance. At first sight this wine would trick you as a white wine, with an ever so faint tint. The palate expresses lemon zest, tangerine, and nectarine with tons of pretty pith and minerality. The bright acidity to this wine would make it a great companion to seafood!
Price: $21.99 Add To Waiting List

2012 S.C. Pannell "Tinto" Old Vine Grenache-Touriga National McLaren Vale South Australia
By: Dulcinea Gonzalez | Review Date: 6/1/2015 | Send Email
Pay attention wine geeks, for only $14.99 this is going to knock your socks off! From legendary Aussie winemaker Stephen Pannell comes a unique medium-bodied blend made of Grenache and Touriga Nacional. The result is an exotic concoction of intense fruit flavors of black cherry, raspberry and blackberry mixed with hints of licorice and allspice. Bring to your next BBQ and be the hero of the party!
Price: $14.99 Add To Waiting List
JH 93

Leopold Bros. Aperitivo 750ml
By: David Othenin-Girard | Review Date: 6/1/2015 | Send Email
Leopoldo Bros has always been ahead of the curve. They've pumped out some of the best craft whiskey around while creating innovative products like their wonderful liqueurs, gin, and literally the only legit flavored whiskey on the market. Now we're bringing you a new phase in the Leopold Bros' dominance of the craft market. Competing with established brands is hard enough, but when a craft distiller goes after a category creating legend like Campari, we begin to question their sanity. Lucky for us, Mr. Leopold's insanity is second only to magnificent skill and attention to detail. This is truly the first product to scratch that Campari lovers itch (and if you have it you know what I'm talking about - the stuff creates a serious dependence). It may be even more soothing than the original. At the very least you'll know that the ingredients are of the very highest quality, plus it's not even that expensive considering the work that it takes to make a product like this good on this scale. Must-buy for Campari lovers, must-try for those yet to get on the aperitivo train.
Price: $34.99 Add To Waiting List

2012 Fattoria Petrolo Torrione Toscana
By: John Downing | Review Date: 6/1/2015 | Send Email
This world-class Tuscan red is, quite simply, impressive. Inviting aromas of black fruits, dried tobacco and dark chocolate are upstaged by a juicy palate of sumptuous black currant and black cherry fruit flavors that burst forth. It's full-bodied and flavor-packed with ripe tannins, fresh acidity and a long finish. The 2012 Torrione is a beauty that is certainly not to missed.

2012 Fattoria Petrolo Torrione Toscana
By: Greg St. Clair | Review Date: 6/1/2015 | Send Email
This superb example of Sangiovese’s blending ability, the dash of 15% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon add just a little flesh and structure to Sangiovese’s core of brilliant cherry fruit. The winery sits outside of Chianti Classico on the eastern edge of the range of mountains that make up Chianti’s eastern border; here in a region without a known DOC Luca Sanjust took his passion into the vineyards to create really excellent wines. A portion of the wine is aged in barrique and tonneaux and then the rest in 40hl oak barrels for about 15 months. The results swirl out of your glass in waves of plum, cherry and touches of earth and spice; in the mouth, the wine gives a richly textured mouthfeel, smooth and soft but still has a Sangiovese backbone to lengthen and freshen the wine. The finish is superb, long, lingering and makes you look for your fork as you are attacking your favorite pasta!
Drink from 2015 to 2015

Pierre Paillard Grand Cru Brut Champagne
By: Kyle Kurani | Review Date: 5/31/2015 | Send Email
For Champagne loves who crave purity and true expression of the land, Pierre Paillard delivers some of the purest and cleanest bubbles that we carry. All from the Grand Cru of Bouzy, the sun warmed and ripened fruit sings out of the glass. Full of orchard and stone fruit bustring from the glass, summer peaches, golden apples, however these notes are balanced perfectly by a saline minerality that lends a light airiness to the wine. With a low dosage of 7 g/l the wine is dry and precise on the finish, with a lasting mineral note that leaves your mouth watering.
Price: $48.99 Add To Waiting List
WS 92

2014 Zafeirakis Rosé Thessaly
By: Olivia Ragni | Review Date: 5/31/2015 | Send Email
Young winemaker Christos Zafeirakis has worked over the past few vintages to revive the indigenous grape of Greece, Limniona, which has almost disappeared with the planting of international varieties. This charming rose is made of 100% Limniona and expresses a unique character of white flowers, melon, thyme, and minerality. This would pair harmoniously with pheasant, chicken or pork simply grilled and bring out the savory characteristics of this wine.
Price: $11.99 Add To Waiting List

2012 Newton "Unfiltered" Napa Valley Chardonnay
By: Dulcinea Gonzalez | Review Date: 5/31/2015 | Send Email
Here's a California classic expressing a luscious, full-bodied wine that hits that sweet spot of balancing bright fruit, richness and acidity. Ripe with flavors of apricot pie and jack fruit mixed with silky texture and mouthfeel. This drinks great today, but will continue to evolve with a little age.
Price: $39.99 Add To Waiting List
RP 94

2014 Cognizant Pinot Noir Marlborough
By: Kyle Kurani | Review Date: 5/31/2015 | Send Email
TWR has made such great wine for us that I simply couldn't wait to try our new project with them. The Cognizant Pinot has all the grace and finesse of the great wine making team at TWR, but with just a touch of added fruit and richness. Plush notes of ripe plume and ripe raspberry greet you on the nose, a hint of violet and crushed rose petal. The palate is lush but not heavy, pure ruby fruit leads to very pretty and easy finish. Ultimately drinkable.
Price: $19.99 Add To Waiting List

2012 Erik Banti "Carato" Toscana
By: Kyle Kurani | Review Date: 5/31/2015 | Send Email
Year in and year out the Carato is offers one of the best values for red in the entire store. Bright and lively, pretty red cherry, lifted raspberry notes, give way to a finish with just a hint of earth and spice. The classic profile of Tuscany all for an amazing price.
Price: $8.99 Add To Waiting List

2013 Oakridge Estate Single Vineyard Series "Guerin Vineyard" Pinot Noir Yarra Valley
By: Jim Boyce | Review Date: 5/31/2015 | Send Email
Incredible Pinot Noir from Australia really does exist! Hailing from the cooler climate of the Yarra Valley, this single vineyard bottling offers up fresh, vibrant red cherry, pomegranate, rose petal, forrest floor, and a hint of toasty oak. This pure fruited, beautifully balanced, and deeply structured wine that reminds many of us high end Burgundy. As if that wasn't enough, it is only $20 thanks to our Direct Import program. Don't miss out!
Price: $19.99 Add To Waiting List
JH 96

2013 Zudugarai "Amats" Getariako Txakolina
By: Jim Boyce | Review Date: 5/31/2015 | Send Email
Citrus, apple, salinity, and mouthwatering acidity will have you coming back for glass after glass! Great pricing to boot thanks to our Direct Import program. Another wine to load up on for summer.
Price: $12.99 Add To Waiting List

Mas Codina Cava Brut Reserva Penedès
By: Jim Boyce | Review Date: 5/31/2015 | Send Email
The Mas Codina Cava is easily a top sparkler in the store at $14. It is the house sparkling wine for most of our staff and has even been the wedding sparkler of choice, which speaks to the quality! Well balanced with a touch of red fruit from the pinot, green apple skin, beautiful mineral qualities, and a dry finish.
Price: $13.99 Add To Waiting List

2013 Weingut Allram Grüner Veltliner (1L)
By: Jim Boyce | Review Date: 5/31/2015 | Send Email
Crisp, clean, and refreshing wine in a one liter, crown cap bottle, this annual staff/customer favorite is perfect for any event from warm weather sipping to backyard parties. Load up!
Top Value!
Price: $10.99 Add To Waiting List

2012 Newton "Unfiltered" Napa Valley Chardonnay
By: Andrew Whiteley | Review Date: 5/30/2015 | Send Email
My Goodness. This Napa Valley Chardonnay has so much bright acidity, minerality, body, and texture that you could argue it rivals many great Burgundian wines. Built to last, you could certainly open one now and enjoy the lively tropical fruit it has to offer, or you could cellar it for 5-10 years and reap the rewards of your patience as it will undoubtedly transform into a complex and well developed wine for those who can wait. This is a tremendous wine for the price!
Price: $39.99 Add To Waiting List
RP 94

2012 Lyeth Sonoma County Meritage
By: Kirk Walker | Review Date: 5/30/2015 | Send Email
Dark fruit, a touch of spice, oak and chocolate on a medium to full bodied palate with moderate tannins and respectable length. All for $15? You betcha, this is one of the best deals in CA red here at K&L.
Price: $14.99 Add To Waiting List

Mas Codina Cava Brut Reserva Penedès
By: Kirk Walker | Review Date: 5/30/2015 | Send Email
This is no ordinary Cava. There is a good percentage of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are used in the blend. What that means is that there is breadth and depth to this sparkler that you do not find in similarly priced Cavas. Mix that with clean fruit tones, a moderate amount of yeastiness and a classic Brut finish and you get one of K&L's best sparkling values.
Price: $13.99 Add To Waiting List

2012 Tormaresca "Neprica" Puglia
By: Kirk Walker | Review Date: 5/30/2015 | Send Email
A great everyday Southern Italian dinner red. I love this blend. The "Ne", Negro Amaro, gives it aromatic lift and a brighter fruit component. The "Pri", Primitivo gives it pop and richness. The "Ca", Cabernet Sauvignon, give the wine the structure to marry the other components together. A very satisfying dinner wine that goes down a little too easy.
Price: $8.99 Add To Waiting List

2009 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Crianza Rioja
By: Kirk Walker | Review Date: 5/30/2015 | Send Email
One of our best deals in Spain. Medium bodied with dark red fruits accented with spicy oak and earth, a classic Rioja. Where this wine stands out is the intensity of its flavors, it has the persistence and depth of a wine more than twice its price.
Price: $12.99 Add To Waiting List

2009 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino
By: Jim Barr | Review Date: 5/30/2015 | Send Email
Fairly deep in color, this wonderful wine from this tiny estate Brunello producer gives you a wine with lush, distinctive nose of a violet floral to plum-like to cherry-like qualities with undertones of a chalky to slate-like minerality notes that carry well into its broad, viscous, well-integrated mouthfeel. Excellent structure and depth of flavor, this Gem is a classic, complex Brunello that drinks near-term with decanting and airing, but will steadily improve and evolve with aging for the next seven to ten years. Rusty has demanded that I put at least a case of this Gem in our wine room for us to enjoy down the line. Those of you who love Brunellos need to do this, too! ***** 15.0% ABV *****
Drink from 2020 to 2020
Price: $29.99 Add To Waiting List

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$24.99

2009 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino
By: Scott Beckerley | Review Date: 5/30/2015 | Send Email
The great thing about this bargain Brunello is that it has soft tannins and opulent dark cherry fruit that makes it very appealing to drink right now. It also has enough background tannin to allow it to be aged well for the next few years. Cocoa and spice add to the complexity and also give the La Fortuna added character. This Brunello is consistently a staff favorite and this vintage is no exception.
Drink from 2015 to 2015
Price: $39.99 Add To Waiting List

2009 Il Valentiano "Campo di Marzo" Brunello di Montalcino
By: John Majeski | Review Date: 5/30/2015 | Send Email
This is a lovely beast of a wine, the grand pedigree of Montalcino expressing its vinous virtues with polished elegance and simpatico, like visit from an old friend who arrives with a warm smile and a sackful of astonishing stories, in this case, a wine that speaks directly to the heart and palate with flavors of dried red cherries, wild strawberries, potpourri, tobacco and black tea leaf, enhanced by brilliant tannins and structure to last for a decade. A panoply of flavors that sing in the glass and promises to linger long after you finish the last ruby-red drop. Which goes to show that less is not more, more is more.
Price: $29.99 Add To Waiting List

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$26.99
WE 91 JS 90

2014 Skouras "Zoe" Rosé Peloponnese
By: Jeffrey Jones | Review Date: 5/30/2015 | Send Email
A great summer time or anytime rose. It is dry with a deep dark pink color. The Zoe Rose is full bodied and stuffed full of red fruit flavors.It is great alone but should go well with lighter foods. A good value.
Price: $10.99 Add To Waiting List

2014 Les Terres de St-Hilaire "Sagesse" VDP du Var Rosé
By: Illya Haase | Review Date: 5/29/2015 | Send Email
This is the pale pink color that everyone is searching for in a rose. Made up of Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault. The nose is complex with citrus, namely lemon and grapefruit, and raspberries. On the palate, it is supple, ample, and complex. You can't beat the price of $13.99. Most rosés of this quality are reaching well into the twenty dollar range. Buy it for your next party, you won't be disappointed.
Price: $13.99 Add To Waiting List

2012 Black Estate Riesling Waipara Valley
By: James Knight | Review Date: 5/29/2015 | Send Email
I am a fan of dry NZ/Aussie Riesling and I approve of this wine. The technical notes say it has 10.9 grams/liter residual sugar, but you wouldn't know it--although the aroma is all honeycomb marinated in lime juice, and floral, with a note of sugar-coated lime candies and mineral oil just shy of "petrol," all of it fairly subtle. I taste the faintest ghost of a peach within the lime, and the acidity is vibrant without being sharp. It's light and buoyant on the palate. If you like the Pewsey Vale Museum Reserve or the Wittmann Estate Rheinhessen, you may approve of this wine, as well.

2013 Sesta di Sopra Sangiovese Toscana
By: Mari Keilman | Review Date: 5/29/2015 | Send Email
Made from the younger vines, this Toscana Sangiovese is rich and spicy, with copious amounts of savory herb, leather and black cherry.
Price: $14.99 Add To Waiting List

2012 Sesta di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino
By: Mari Keilman | Review Date: 5/29/2015 | Send Email
This Sangiovese is always a clear favorite because it always over-delivers with an immense amount of ripe red currants, wild strawberries and that beautiful sweet leather and spice that is so classic for Sesta di Sopra.
Price: $21.99 Add To Waiting List
WE 90

2014 Quinta da Aveleda Loureiro Alvarinho Vinho Regional Minho
By: Mari Keilman | Review Date: 5/29/2015 | Send Email
Absolutely delicious. Fresh, sparkling & refreshing. Packed with great minerality, pear and lime. Perfect for those hot summer nights.
Price: $8.99 Add To Waiting List

2012 Château de la Charrière Santenay Blanc 1er Cru "Beauregard" Domaine Yves Girardin
By: Mari Keilman | Review Date: 5/29/2015 | Send Email
This French Chardonnay is the perfect summer white wine, offering up an immense balance of acidity and structure to help carry the bright, ripe citrus and minerality on the palate.
Price: $29.99 Add To Waiting List

2013 Fossil Point Edna Valley Pinot Noir
By: Mari Keilman | Review Date: 5/29/2015 | Send Email
Looking for an upfront, friendly Pinot Noir that won't break the bank? Fossil Point is your wine. This Pinot Noir has an extremely supple and smooth mouthfeel of sweet raspberry and strawberry. The rich red fruit and ample acidity on the finish make this the perfect wine to sip alone and to have with dinner.
Price: $15.99 Add To Waiting List

2013 Olema Sonoma County Pinot Noir
By: Diana Turk | Review Date: 5/29/2015 | Send Email
It's not always easy to find a quality, party-ready Pinot at a bargain price - especially from Sonoma - but if you like spice and heady fruit, this is your champion. Easy to drink, stands up to food, but still soft with a lingering finish, Olema is a jammy crowd-pleaser.
Price: $19.99 Add To Waiting List
WS 91

2012 Faust Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
By: Angie An | Review Date: 5/29/2015 | Send Email
This is one of the few wines I can actually say "I've been drinking this for a decade!" giving that my entire wine career merely started 11 year ago. This bottle was introduced to me when I was working at a steakhouse, where people are constantly looking for a big robust delicious Cabernet to pair with their aged T-bone, but at a good value (since they are already forking out close to $50.00 for the aged steak). Faust is rich, firm, smooth, super expressive and very consistent year after year, an amazing value for Napa Cabernet under $45!
Top Value!
Price: $44.99 Add To Waiting List
RP 90

Antech "Brut Nature" Blanquette de Limoux
By: Diana Turk | Review Date: 5/29/2015 | Send Email
Spare and crisp, this sparkler does heavy lifting, whether it's holding its own in a cocktail or the star of a toast. Subtle white flowers on the nose with apple and pear notes, clean Antech is a natural for summer sipping but will also power through the holidays. Dry, refreshing, gorgeous finish - it's perfect for special occasions, though at this price, any night can be transformed.
Price: $12.99 Add To Waiting List

2013 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
By: Diana Turk | Review Date: 5/29/2015 | Send Email
Green capsicum (bell pepper for us Yanks), tropical fruit on the nose with elderberry and citrus on the palate - this has all the grassy, crisp qualities you want in a Sauvignon Blanc without being overbearing or cliché. Good acidity with a minerally finish, TWR is an impressive Marlborough offering.
Price: $18.99 Add To Waiting List
RC 94 SK 93

2014 Château les Valentines "Le Caprice de Clémentine" Côtes de Provence Rosé
By: Diana Turk | Review Date: 5/29/2015 | Send Email
Dry, crisp, with strawberry on the nose and hints of watermelon, gorgeous mouthfeel, plus that in-demand light salmon color, this organically-farmed rosé ticks all the boxes for easy-drinking Provençal happiness.
Price: $15.99 Add To Waiting List

2013 Zudugarai "Amats" Getariako Txakolina
By: Diana Turk | Review Date: 5/29/2015 | Send Email
100% Hondarrabi Zuri, this bone dry, spritzy Txakolina is a great secret weapon to surprise white wine drinkers with at parties. Pairs beautifully with nearly all types of food yet still perfectly refreshing on its own, this zesty Basque beauty is both sophisticated and surprisingly easy-drinking.
Price: $12.99 Add To Waiting List

2014 Valentin Bianchi "Elsa Bianchi" Malbec Mendoza
By: Diana Turk | Review Date: 5/29/2015 | Send Email
Rich, dark fruit with a soft finish, this Mendoza Malbec is a big time crowd-pleaser with cherry notes, silky mouthfeel, and the ability to pair with party-friendly fare. Plus, the price is so wallet-friendly!
Price: $9.99 Add To Waiting List

2010 Belpoggio Brunello di Montalcino
By: Mike Parres | Review Date: 5/29/2015 | Send Email
This wine is 100% Sangiovese and a small marvel of class and power, especially when the vintage is taken into account. There is wonderful richness of fruit, which melds beautifully with the aristocratic oak, giving spicy scents which come through on the palate, too, right to this final liquorice note. Dark-colored ruby with concentrated aromas of blackberries, dark coco powder and stony minerals. Full-bodied, with big dusty tannins, needs some air time.
Price: $44.99 Add To Waiting List
JS 92 RP 91

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