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Mike Parres


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2013 Les Roches Sauvignon Touraine
Review Date: 8-1-2014
We have carried this wine for a couple years now and I have always enjoyed it. The 2013 just came in last week! The BEST yet! Three stars from Guido. Lots of limestone and flint on the palate, has wonderful length and is food friendly. This would be a great luncheon wine -- maybe baked goat cheese with fines herbs and baguette?
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 Cantina Terlan "Terlaner Classico" Terlano
Review Date: 7-31-2014
This blend of three different grape varieties, grown in the classic district of Terlano (South-Tyrol), is as versatile a wine as you'll find from anywhere, and a seriously good value besides. A blend used quite successfully for over 100 years, this cuvee of Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, fermented at controlled temperature in stainless steel vats offers fruity aromatics with light yeasty notes and a taste that is always harmonious though quite strong on the palate and very persistent.
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart JS 93 BC 0

2012 Remo Farina Valpolicella Ripasso
Review Date: 7-31-2014
Valpolicella has undergone an amazing transformation from the 60s Bolla version with a red-checked tablecloth to the suave and ultra-hip wine region. This ripasso is a midway point between simple and fresh and the power and size of the Amarone taking the best from both. A wine to drink straight from the bottle, with a straw or with roasted rabbit, or complex pasta dishes. Rockin' Ripasso!
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2013 Cantina Terlan Pinot Bianco
Review Date: 7-31-2014
This is from a hillside in the town of Terlano in the Alto-Adige, where the soil is sandy, gravely and calcareous. A great place to plant grapes? This is what makes the wines of this region so unique. This Pinot Bianco is full-bodied, delicately fragrant and mildly floral, with ripe honeydew melon and Bartlett pear and lots of minerality, balanced by acidity. This can keep very easily over the next five years, but you will want to drink lots of it these last days of summer.
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2013 Cantina Terlan Lagrein Rosé Alto Adige
Review Date: 7-31-2014
Spicy and bursting with bright fruit and even a touch of mineral, this is not your everyday pink wine. Hearty enough for food, even red meat, this Lagrein rosé is made by one of the Alto Adige's finest wine producers. It will elicit oohs and ahhs from all of your summertime guests.
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2010 Cantina Terlan "Gries" Lagrein
Review Date: 7-31-2014
This Lagrein is made in the Alto Adige. This wine has an elegant perfume, subtle even, with fruit, vanilla and violet notes. On the palate it is a touch austere and quite full bodied, just the thing to match the rustic, rich foods of the mountainous region like lamb with rosemary and hard cheeses.
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2009 Ferrero Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 7-10-2014
Big wine, little price!!! Do not let the price make you think that this is a lesser wine. This is a great '09 Brunello that you can open tonight and will drink well over the next couple of years.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2009 Baricci Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 7-7-2014
So many Brunellis and so little time. This wine is from this extraordinary portion of Montalcino's most famous single vineyard, "Montosoli," and is full of black cherry, cinnamon, anise, cardamom, and leather; spicy, gamey, full of what I call sweet earth, (that Montalcino, dusty minerality) it's a more rustic wine than the one above. I would give this a couple hours of breathing time and drink this over the next couple of years.
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2009 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 7-7-2014
Love these user-friendly Brunellos in 2009. Impressive nose, with loads of ripe fruit--this is full-bodied with great tannin structure, but won’t hurt your teeth. The fruit is impressive, rich and concentrated. The wine boasts excellent length, with sweet, ripe strawberry, black cherry, leather and a spicy nose with a little Tuscan dust and minerals on the finish. It is drinkable now, with a couple of hours in a decanter, or I would give this wine time to improve and continue to evolve for another 2-4 years. I am thinking this will work great with a pork roast loin or lamb.
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2012 Ferrero Rosso di Montalcino
Review Date: 7-7-2014
This is a user-friendly Rosso: bright fruit hits you first, black cherries, cassis and ripe strawberries, and then Tuscany starts to roll across you palate; the terroir takes on the rest of this wine, giving it a long finish that lingers. Needs an hour or so of breathing time.
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2013 Husch Mendocino County Sauvignon Blanc
Review Date: 7-5-2014
This 2013 Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, light to medium-bodied example revealing forceful, fragrant notes of melons, figs, dried herbs, and a hint of honey, delicious. A great value.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Villa Sandi "Il Fresco" Rosé
Review Date: 7-1-2014
Classic pink with fine and persistent mousse, hints of red fruits and floral notes, with an elegant and long finish. This cuvee is a blend of two grapes: Glera (Prosecco) and Pinot Noir. Fun and inexpensive bubbles, that won't give you a headache after drinking. Buy a couple, the first one empties quickly!
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2010 Seghesio Barolo
Review Date: 6-8-2014
From the Great 2010 vintage this wine brings aromas of dried cherry, and rose’s and on the palate you will find raspberries, tar, tobacco, truffle, and a little Langhe dust with a good tannin structure. I love the elegance to this wine, and with all of its varietal purity here, I still might want to decant it for a couple hours or can even age for a couple of years (up to five or six years if you are that patient), and I am thinking it would show best with a wild mushroom risotto or a barbecue tri-tip.
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2012 Butternut Chardonnay
Review Date: 4-29-2014
Here is a classic California Chardonnay. This wine has exhilarating aromas of honeysuckle, pear and green apple, with hints of pineapple. On the palate, this wine is rich and full-bodied, with lively fruit, sweet vanilla, butterscotch flavors and a refreshing, long, lingering finish.
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2013 Terre da Vino "Masseria dei Carmelitani" Gavi di Gavi
Review Date: 3-20-2014
This is Cortese (the region is Gavi in Piedmont) it has very delicate perfumes of apples and apricots. It is un-oaked and crisp, with citrus and peach fruit and notes of herbs and is wonderfully delicate but with great structure, love its length & balance as well as its complexity. Salute Guido!
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart BC 0

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