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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2011 Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Merlot
 By: Jason Marwedel | Review Date: 4/23/2014 | Send Email
  One visit to the Ancient Peaks vineyards in Santa Margarita, and it becomes abundantly clear how special the land, the people and these wines truly are! Dark fruit and leather on the nose with hints of cacao, bay leaf and exotic spice. Texturally it offers richness, but finishes dry with fine silky tannins. Those of you who “don’t drink Merlot,” need to give this wine a try!
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Bishop's Peak San Luis Obispo County Pinot Noir
 By: Jason Marwedel | Review Date: 4/23/2014 | Send Email
  Another great Bishop’s Peak Pinot! A core of lovely red fruit and some subtle savory notes, it maintains lovely texture and weight on the palate. Finishing dry, with balanced acidity and freshness on the back-end, this is one of the best Domestic sub-$20 Pinots in the store!
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart ST 90 BC 0

2012 Back Nine Cellars Napa Valley Chardonnay
 By: Christie Cartwright | Review Date: 4/23/2014 | Send Email
  K&L killed it this time! Coming from a producer we all love and know far too well...but can't tell, this is classic Napa Chardonnay with its big burst of stone and citrus fruit, buttercream, and toast, but not burnt, just toasty, this is the perfect Cakebread for half the price! Take a bottle while golfing, the Beffas approve!
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2010 Fort Ross "Symposium" Fort Ross-Seaview Pinot Noir
 By: Joe Manekin | Review Date: 4/23/2014 | Send Email
  To see this Sonoma Coast winery and its vineyards in the newly formed Fort Ross Seaview AVA reinforces what makes these wines so unique: complex, poor soils on sloped vineyards, proximity to the Pacific, and the region's sense of remote beauty - how disappointing would it be if Pinot Noir from here was anything other than memorable and delicious? Fortunately, as expected Fort Ross' Symposium Pinot Noir is indeed a terrific expression - with bright, clean berry fruit flavors, given a subtle savor and depth of darker berry flavors from a small amount of Pinotage grapes. This is a delicious wine heading into the spring and summer season - not to be missed.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart RP 93 BC 0

2011 Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Zinfandel
 By: Jason Marwedel | Review Date: 4/23/2014 | Send Email
  One visit to the Ancient Peaks vineyards in Santa Margarita, and it becomes abundantly clear how special the land, the people and these wines truly are! The Ancient Peaks Zinfandel is marked by incredible fruit purity. Bright fresh strawberry and white pepper dominate these lifted aromatics. Textually it is ripe on the palate, but maintains enough acidity to keep it fresh. Absolutely delicious!
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon
 By: Jason Marwedel | Review Date: 4/23/2014 | Send Email
  One visit to the Ancient Peaks vineyards in Santa Margarita, and it becomes abundantly clear how special the land, the people and these wines truly are! Highly charming and expressive, it offers classic cab character of dark plumy fruit, cedar, bay leaf, and olive. Texturally this wine is juicy, but well framed by gentle tannin, acidity and mineral drive.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Vina Robles "Red 4" Paso Robles Rhône Blend
 By: Jason Marwedel | Review Date: 4/23/2014 | Send Email
  The Vina Robles Red 4 offers a lot character for $15! Very reminiscent of a village-level Cote du Rhone, it bursts from the glass with notes of red fruit, casis, cedar, herbs and smoke. This wine has plenty of ripeness and concentration on the palate, but finishes dry and honest. This is a great wine to keep in mind as we head into the summer party season.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Talley Estate Arroyo Grande Pinot Noir
 By: Jason Marwedel | Review Date: 4/23/2014 | Send Email
  Incredible growers and equally skilled winemakers, the Talley family has crafted another wonderful Estate Pinot Noir! Aromatically it displays red fruit, floral notes and lovely spice. On the palate it exhibits concentration and richness, while maintaining a level of poise and polish that is quite pleasing. Though lovely now, a few years in the cellar are recommended.
Price: $33.99 Add To Cart RP 92 BC 0

2012 Talley Estate Arroyo Grande Chardonnay
 By: Jason Marwedel | Review Date: 4/23/2014 | Send Email
  Talley continues to produce some of my favorite Chardonnays in California, and the 2012 Estate bottling is no exception. Texturally this Chardonnay displays great balance and refinement. The oak is well integrated, adding weight without becoming overtly rich. Maintaining lively focus throughout, the lovely citrus notes and mineral drive are on full display.
Price: $23.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Back Nine Cellars Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
 By: Christie Cartwright | Review Date: 4/23/2014 | Send Email
  Plush, classic Rutherford dusty fruit, well structured yet easy drinking, this is a steal for 100% Napa Valley Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon!
Price: $26.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Araujo "Altagracia" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
 By: Melissa Smith | Review Date: 4/23/2014 | Send Email
  I do love the wines of Araujo. This is so rich and luscious, like liquid cashmere. Dark and inky with flecks of light, soft and elegant, with single origin cocoa on the palate and wild flowers on the nose. This is drinking incredibly well now, but will continue to age beautifully.
Price: $124.99 Add To Cart AG 92 BC 0

2011 Poujeaux, Moulis (1.5L)
 By: Trey Beffa | Review Date: 4/23/2014 | Send Email
  Dark and chewy, with plenty of sweet fruit, cocoa and graphite in this mineral-driven wine. Good balance and fresh, ripe tannins.

2011 Poujeaux, Moulis (1.5L)
 By: Ralph Sands | Review Date: 4/23/2014 | Send Email
  ** It is mind-blowing to me how good this wine always seems to be, especially in difficult vintages, and the 2011 is no exception. Sweet, deep black licorice fruit, with no angles or edges. Everything in fine balance. A complete wine.

2011 Poujeaux, Moulis (1.5L)
 By: Alex Pross | Review Date: 4/23/2014 | Send Email
  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
 By: Alex Pross | Review Date: 4/23/2014 | Send Email
  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 Fonplégade, St-Emilion
 By: Trey Beffa | Review Date: 4/23/2014 | Send Email
  Dark and inky in the mouth, graphite and slate, minerals sweet minerals. Still very tannic on the finish and big. Should age well--there is enough fruit to cellar. Great freshness.

2012 Penfolds "Bin 8" Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz South Australia
 By: Jim Chanteloup | Review Date: 4/22/2014 | Send Email
  Besides the great classic blends of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre in Australia, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz is the other as you just don't see alot of Merlot in Oz. One of the great wines that I have lucky to taste was the 1976 Bin 389 Cab-Shiraz about 6 years ago and it was amazingly complex and very much alive. This new Bin 8 in the Penfolds portfolio is an excellent entre to the style of Bin 389 at half the price. The nose shows notes of plum, mullberry, black currant, cedar and a nuanced oak toast. On the palate there are fine tannins with a juicy mouthfeel and very nice length. This is pretty serious wine for the money from one of Australia's greatest producers.

2012 Penfolds "Bin 138" Old Vine Grenache-Shiraz-Mataro Barossa Valley
 By: Melissa Smith | Review Date: 4/22/2014 | Send Email
  Rich, inky, black berries and pepper, forest floor and cracked black pepper. Well integrated tannins make this ideal for drinking in the near future or laying down for the long term. This would have been the perfect pairing for our slow cooked campfire pork spare ribs on our recent coastal camping adventure. Bonus fact, Mataro is Mourvèdre (also known as Monastrell).

2012 Waterbrook Columbia Valley Chardonnay
 By: Bryan Brick | Review Date: 4/22/2014 | Send Email
  I’m not going to lie. I’m instantly skeptical of anything that we can retail for under $10 from the US. I’m not saying that I don’t want to champion inexpensive wines, god knows we all need them, but with the cost of land, goods, equipment, labor, etc…it is just really difficult to make good wine at this price. That’s why when we actually do find one we get really, really excited for it. The 2012 Waterbrook Columbia Valley Chardonnay is a perfect example of an exciting value wine. The first thing that struck me about this wine is that everything felt natural. No acidification, no oak chips, no Frankenstein wine here. What is here is a lovely, surprisingly rich Chardonnay with the exotic spice of Hungarian oak and the creamy texture of partial Malolactic Fermentation. Add in round, delicious baked apple and apricot fruit and a touch of tropicality from 2% Viognier and this is a Chard that you can pick up by the case and drink by the bottle whenever the need strikes!
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart WS 90 BC 0

2011 Pape Clément Blanc, Pessac-Léognan
 By: Trey Beffa | Review Date: 4/22/2014 | Send Email
  Stony, mineral-driven aromas, intense and concentrated. Powerful for a white, with great acid and focus. Not overdone. Fine, indeed.

2012 Back Nine Cellars Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
 By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | Review Date: 4/22/2014 | Send Email
  Our first Cabernet from the fantastic 2012 vintage. This venerable Napa winery is in the heart of Cabernet country. Cassis and red fruit aromas mix with some oak and licorice. So smooth on the palate, it tastes great now, but will age well for 10-plus years. Like the 2009 Bordeaux, this wine has so much fruit, it masks the ample, round tannins. Long, lingering finish. A vibrant wine to serve with a rack of lamb or veal chop.
Price: $26.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Back Nine Cellars Napa Valley Chardonnay
 By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | Review Date: 4/22/2014 | Send Email
  Another great, delicious drinking Chardonnay from a very famous winery. Hint: What did Marie Antoinette say to the masses? On the richer side of the spectrum but not overdone. Toasty vanilla oak aromas mixe with apples and a touch of spice. Fairly full-bodied, this hasa rich mouthfeel and balancing acid at the back end. Easy to drink right now and will cellar well for a couple of years. Swordfish would go well with it, but the wine could also handle a famous Sam's Chowder House lobster roll.
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Penfolds "Bin 128" Shiraz Coonawarra South Australia
 By: Jim Chanteloup | Review Date: 4/22/2014 | Send Email
  This is one seductive Shiraz! The bouquet is dominated by more red fruits with tobacco leaf, cedar, sandlewood, chocolate and a hint of eucalyptus. On the palate, the wine is concentrated with great purity and a multi-layered complex finish that goes on and on. Gorgeous stuff, and another great 2012 from Penfolds.
Price: $28.99 Add To Cart JS 93 BC 0

2012 Penfolds "Bin 138" Old Vine Grenache-Shiraz-Mataro Barossa Valley
 By: Jim Chanteloup | Review Date: 4/22/2014 | Send Email
  The Bin 138 is a blend of 66% Shiraz, 23% Grenache and 11% Mataro (Mourvedre)that belongs in the hands of anyone whois a fan of these classic Aussie blends or wines from the Southern Rhone Valley. The nose is lifted with blueberry, black raspberry,pepper, leather, roasted grains, damp earth, bittersweet chocolate and a light pencil lead/graphite note. On the palate the wine is polished and refined with fine grained tanninns, good structure and a long persistent finish. A few years in the cellar will only reward or decant for an hour or two in the near term.

2006 Malartic-Lagravière, Pessac-Léognan
 By: Ralph Sands | Review Date: 4/22/2014 | Send Email
  The 2006 ?Malartic-Lagravière is a wine of great elegance, and it shows great freshness in its bright raspberry fruit as well as ripeness throughout, which is the key to the wine’s lasting finish. Very pure, elegant wine.

2011 Clos l'Eglise, Pomerol
 By: Trey Beffa | Review Date: 4/22/2014 | Send Email
  Big, rich, thick texture, dense and full, quite open in the mouth. Still some aggressive tannins and hints of herbal components.

2013 Amisfield Sauvignon Blanc Central Otago
 By: Jim Chanteloup | Review Date: 4/22/2014 | Send Email
  Yes, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc comes from somewhere other than Marlborough! This crackling savvy from Central Otago has nose that shows grapefruit, fresh cut red bell pepper, lemon/lime blossom and a savoury hint of tomatoe leaf. On the palate there's a creamy texture supported by zesty acidity with a persistent finish.
Price: Hidden View Price BC 93

2010 Amisfield Pinot Noir Central Otago
 By: Jim Chanteloup | Review Date: 4/22/2014 | Send Email
  The Amisfield Pinot shows the more powerful, masculine side to Pinot Noir. The bouquet offers smoky black cherry, clove, Earl Grey tea, flat cola, forest floor, dried orange peel and some meaty notes. On the palate there are silky tannins with good balance and fine length.
Price: Hidden View Price BC 93 RP 90

2011 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc (1.5L)
 By: Alex Pross | Review Date: 4/21/2014 | Send Email
  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: $34.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Amaury Coutelas "Cuvee 1809" Brut Champagne
 By: Scott Beckerley | Review Date: 4/21/2014 | Send Email
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  This great Champagne is the zenith of cuvées from winemaker Damien Coutelas and his wife, Angelique, who ties the corks down, in the traditional method, without a wire cage. No malolactic fermentation and aged on the cork for eight years. Low dosage gives this beauty a long, chalky finish with minerals and spice. A clean clay nose leads to a mid-palate of truffles, smoke and yeast. This is a serious Champagne for those of you who are looking for something that is extremely high quality and unique. I tasted the upcoming releases in Champagne recently and they, too, will be keeping with the fine quality of this current release. So, collectors will not need to fear any quality changes down the line. This sparkler is worth every penny.
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2010 Amisfield Pinot Noir Central Otago
 By: Kyle Kurani | Review Date: 4/21/2014 | Send Email
  I was very much taken in by this stunning Pinot. Our New Zealand buyer fortunately left this open in the bar for me to try. You get all of the density and power one would expect from Central Otago, wild cherry, cassis, and a rich texture. However it also shows a graceful balance with lifted notes of raspberry and a hint of earth. Great length on the back end, effortless even. I was so happy to find out it was only going to be less than $30!
Price: Hidden View Price BC 93 RP 90

2012 Back Nine Cellars Napa Valley Chardonnay
 By: Keith Mabry | Review Date: 4/21/2014 | Send Email
  Rich apple and pear fruit surround the buttery rich texture and toasty oak notes. There is a solid core of acid in here to keep the wine focused and in balance. Definitely the best of its kind for this price.
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Penfolds "Bin 138" Old Vine Grenache-Shiraz-Mataro Barossa Valley
 By: Ryan Woodhouse | Review Date: 4/21/2014 | Send Email
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  This wine is just brimming full of briary bramble fruit, exotic spices, some meaty gamey notes and a sweet, supple, juicy element that is hard to capture in words. The wine has a fine balance of purity and density, the extract is perfect giving ample body and richness but never feeling heavy or losing freshness and drive. Bin 138 really shows why this blend has endured across the ages as it pulls elements from each of its individual components. Grenache provides the bright spicy fruit, Shiraz a darker edge, structure and meaty element the Mataro (Mourvedre) adding its unmistakable earthy undertones and savory dimension. A really great wine equally enjoyable for lovers of Aussie GSMs and Châteauneuf-du-Papes alike!
Drink from 2014 to 2024

2013 Amisfield Sauvignon Blanc Central Otago
 By: Ryan Woodhouse | Review Date: 4/21/2014 | Send Email
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  Rich, ripe and juicy. A fleshy, powerful wine with lots of ripe stone fruit and freshly squeezed citrus. The wine also gets some maturation in barrel and has great mid-palate texture and has a faint nutty, toasty persistence on the finish that really adds another level of complexity. Really tasty Savvy at a steal of a price.
Top Value!
Price: Hidden View Price BC 93

2010 Amisfield Pinot Noir Central Otago
 By: Ryan Woodhouse | Review Date: 4/21/2014 | Send Email
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  Big, brooding, concentrated Pinot with layers of smokey dark fruit, toasted spices, forest floor and truffle Porcini mushrooms. I love how this wine has tons of richness and fruit but still retains some savory elements to it that Pinot lovers (like myself) are captivated by. This wine is really showing well right now but I have no doubt it will continue to show well for a few years to come. A really great deal at this price, I think it could hold a $50 price tag and not disappoint!
Drink from 2014 to 2020
Price: Hidden View Price BC 93 RP 90

2011 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (1.5L)
 By: Trey Beffa | Review Date: 4/21/2014 | Send Email
  Nice nose, with hints of mocha and spice, sweet and fleshy in the mouth, with lots of mineral and graphite and very firm tannins on the finish. Successful for the vintage. 90-92 points.

2011 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc (1.5L)
 By: Ralph Sands | Review Date: 4/21/2014 | Send Email
  Dark fruit and a touch of pepper. Attractive front to back, with good grip and tannin control.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc (1.5L)
 By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | Review Date: 4/21/2014 | Send Email
  *V Tons of ripe fruit. Super flavor. Great value! This is stunning wine for the vintage.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Tormaresca "Neprica" Puglia
 By: Illya Haase | Review Date: 4/18/2014 | Send Email
  What? $7.99 for all this wine! On the nose, red fruit and spice lead to a touch of chocolate as this steal of a wine opens up. The palate displays a nice intensity of dark cherry with low tannins that lead to a smooth finish. Very well balanced and very food friendly, especially with red-sauced dishes. Works just as well with meat or veggies in the mix.
Price: $7.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2010 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône
 By: John Majeski | Review Date: 4/18/2014 | Send Email
  In 2010, a lingering cool spring in the Southern Rhône severely reduced crop yields and extended the harvest well into October, allowing the happy grapes to reach sublimely intense levels of both richness and structure -— the result one of the greatest vintages ever in the Rhône Valley. And who reaps the rewards? Enter E. Guigal, perhaps the Rhone's chief exponent of excellence, delivering an amazing spectrum of quality wines year after year. Their entry-level Côtes du Rhône, with redolent aromas and flavors of cherry, black plum, wood smoke and spice possesses astonishing degrees of balance, complexity and mouthwatering texture for a very modest price. Most definitely a "win-win(e)"...Enjoy!

2010 Amisfield Pinot Noir Central Otago
 By: Melissa Smith | Review Date: 4/18/2014 | Send Email
  This is a powerhouse of a Pinot! Almost portraying the nose of a Syrah, there is black fruit, pepper, chocolate-dipped cherries, pencil lead and fresh tar. Substantial acid and tannin that will allow this to age for a few years. I would serve this with charcoal grilled ribs, with a coffee dry rub or a cherry reduction based barbecue sauce.
Price: Hidden View Price BC 93 RP 90

Bruno Michel "Rebelle" Extra Brut Champagne
 By: Mellyn Craig | Review Date: 4/18/2014 | Send Email
  The Bruno Michel “Rebelle” offers much more richness than most Extra Brut Champagnes, and with the lovely acidity and minerality characteristics, this makes for a great sushi pairing! The Rebelle will delight your palate with the crisp acidity and luscious apple type fruits. If you like sushi, I highly recommend pairing the two! It goes great with yellow tail, salmon, spicy tuna and many other types of seafood, but it is the wasabi and soy sauce that really makes the pairing special. Don’t hesitate -- treat yourself to sushi and this Champagne tonight!
Price: Hidden View Price BC 0

2013 Cep (Peay Vineyards) "Hopkins Ranch" Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc
 By: Mellyn Craig | Review Date: 4/18/2014 | Send Email
  I have been a fan of the Cep (Peay Vineyards) wines for a few years and this Sauvignon Blanc reaffirms my allegiance! There is so much to love about this wine as it is bursting with lots of acid, green apple, citrus, stone fruit and white flowers. There is a chalky mouthfeel that is a pleasant surprise coming from the Russian River Valley. This will be a good one to stock up on for summer!
Price: $22.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 Amisfield Sauvignon Blanc Central Otago
 By: Melissa Smith | Review Date: 4/18/2014 | Send Email
  This reminds me of the wines that originally turned us all onto New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Intensely aromatic, rich in texture, peach candy, and lemon rind, and a touch of mint. Certainly a crowd pleaser, and as it has a screwtop, no opener needed.
Price: Hidden View Price BC 93

2012 Bastide Miraflors "Vieilles Vignes" Côtes Catalanes
 By: John Majeski | Review Date: 4/17/2014 | Send Email
  The Roussillon region in southwest France has been cultivating grapes for thousands of years, so it comes as little surprise that a wine of such intense, immense pleasure as the Bastide Miraflors finds its home there. Select organically-farmed Syrah and rustic old vine Grenache undergo a long maceration to generate a wine of beautiful texture, form and depth. Lively, lusty and inviting red and black fruits toned with lavender and wildflowers make for a delicious bottle of wine, one that will complement everything from Mediterranean fare to roasted poultry to grilled lamb chops. This amazingly priced wine will quickly sail from our shops, guaranteed.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart RP 91 BC 0

2013 Bodegas Colomé Torrontes Valle Calchaquí Salta
 By: Joe Manekin | Review Date: 4/16/2014 | Send Email
  I don't think it gets more textbook for Torrontes than the always delicious version from Colomé. The country's best, most wonderfully fragrant, balanced and nervy Torrontes tends to come from Salta, where Colomé has been an innovator not only in the quality of its Torrontes but also its Malbecs. This wine has juicy yellow fruited flavors, with exotic aromas that suggest jasmine. A unique white to sip as an aperitif or to accompany seafood and vegetable dishes.
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart ST 91 BC 0

Franck Bonville Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne
 By: Mahon McGrath | Review Date: 4/16/2014 | Send Email
  Fresh and racy, showing crisp apple and citrus, with hints of mineral and brioche rounding out the palate, this focused and elegant Champagne is as good as--or better than--its previous incarnations, and remains a steal for the price.

2012 Bastide Miraflors "Vieilles Vignes" Côtes Catalanes
 By: Mulan Chan-Randel | Review Date: 4/16/2014 | Send Email
  Fans of importer Eric Solomon and his portfolio of wines will certainly have something to cheer about after tasting the 2012 Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes. True to form and delicious, this Syrah-based red from way down near the Franco-Spanish border does not disappoint. Richly textured, along with exuberant red fruit notes and a seamless finish make for a tremendously enjoyable and overachieving red. One more stellar example of the great wines coming out of the Languedoc-Roussillon these days.
Drink from 2014 to 2016
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart RP 91 BC 0

2012 Talley Estate Arroyo Grande Chardonnay
 By: Jim Boyce | Review Date: 4/16/2014 | Send Email
  The secret is out: Talley makes incredible wine, and now we can barely keep it on our shelf. Their Chardonnay has been a favorite to sell for parties, weddings, and just about any get-together that needs both a crowd-pleasing wine and a wine that goes the extra mile for the "serious wine drinkers" of the group. Bright apple and mild toast (15% new oak) show on the nose, continuing onto the palate with hints of tropical fruit and mouthwatering acid. Once again, the texture shines in this Chardonnay, which has a creamy palate yet fresh, bright, and clean fruit flavors.
Price: $23.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2010 Cune Crianza Rioja
 By: Joe Manekin | Review Date: 4/16/2014 | Send Email
  This is a juicy, very quaffable Crianza from one of Rioja's most historic bodegas in Cune. With its red fruit flavors, supple tannins and balanced acidity, this is as comfortable at the table with roasted chicken, grilled salmon, lentils or pasta dishes as it is on its own or accompanied by cheese, tortilla española, grilled mushrooms and other tapas. Just a lovely, easy to like Tempranillo based red.
Price: $10.99 Add To Cart RP 90 BC 0

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