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Jim Boyce

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2013 Rickshaw California Pinot Noir
Review Date: 3-2-2015
The Banshee guys are killing it with the fruit sources for these pinots! Rich, ripe cherry and raspberry fruit, a touch of earth, and just enough acid to keep it from getting too sweet. Great party wine!
Top Value!
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Olema Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 3-2-2015
This second offering from Amici Cellars is a steal year after year! Beautiful Sonoma County fruit with a touch of new French oak. Raspberry, casic, mocha, vanilla, and a clean, softly tanic finish. Classic Sonoma Cabernet!
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 Bench Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Review Date: 3-2-2015
It's back! The Bench has been a customer favorite over the last couple vintages. Getting great Sonoma fruit at a $20 price tag is tough to do, and this Pinot really delivers. Pure red fruit, cola notes, some baking spice and a well integrated French Oak finish.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Tongue In Groove "Cabal Vineyard" Pinot Noir Waipara Valley
Review Date: 3-2-2015
This beautfiul Pinot is so light and spicy, yet sneaky powerful and complex. Driving, super fresh red fruits, forest floor, rose petal, dried herbs, and zesty acidity. Flat out incredible Pinot Noir from one of our favorite new wineries!

2012 Ellero "Pisa Terrace" Pinot Noir Central Otago
Review Date: 3-2-2015
This is a slightly darker fruited Pinot Noir, full of dark raspberry, black cherry and currant, with great spice (30% whole cluster) and floral components. Great acidity keeps the wine fresh and vibrant, while the fine tanin of the finish really lends great depth. This is a complex pinot that is amazing now and will greatly reward a few years of patience!
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart JS 92 BC 0

2009 Peyrabon, Haut-Médoc
Review Date: 3-2-2015
With a property bordering (sometimes crossing into) the Pauillac region, the 2009 Peyrabon offeres a lot of wine for a small price tag! Straight forward blackberry and casis with a hint of blueberry, great minerality and soft tanin to boot. This wine is the definition of value!
Top Value!
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Château de la Charrière Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes-de Beaune Domaine Yves Girardin
Review Date: 3-2-2015
This Direct Import Chateau has made some really great red and white burgundies recently! Refined, bright and beautiful red fruit and perfect acidity round out this tasty little wine. A great value coming in under $20!
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 La Velona Rosso di Montalcino
Review Date: 3-2-2015
Here's another stellar value Rosso di Montalcino direct import! Wild cherry and raspberry, mocha, and that beautiful earthen note that Montalcino is famous for. Perfect mineral tones and fine tanin round out this approachable Rosso.

2013 Angeline Pinot Noir
Review Date: 3-2-2015
Pinot Noir that tastes like Pinot Noir for $12! Juicy cherry and strawberry fruit with enough acidity to balance it out. Bottom line: it's a great crowd pleasing party wine to stock up on!
Top Value!
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Marietta "Old Vine Red-Lot #62" Red Blend
Review Date: 2-25-2015
This Red Blend from Marietta truly over delivers year after year. Pure, fresh, and wild berry fruit with a hint of earth and spice. Rich and juicy, but never sweet, this wine can please a crowd or your pickiest friend! With the quality of fruit going into the blend, it is almost impossible to beat at the under $15 price tag.
Top Value!
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2009 Baricci Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 1-27-2015
The Baricci Brunello, as evidenced by the numerous comments below, is a wine the staff always stocks up on! Every vintage Baricci makes consistently fantastic wine. The 2009, with a quick decant, is surprisingly approachable in its youth. Dusty earth, dark red fruits, and silky tannins make for an incredible wine.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart ST 91 BC 0

2010 Lambuena Crianza Ribera del Duero
Review Date: 1-26-2015
The Lambuena wines have been here for almost a year now, but I just took a bottle home to refresh the memory. Wow, this 2010 Crianza is stunning! Juicy black cherry, blackberry and casis fruit, with nice acidity and tanin to round out this beautifully balanced wine. All for $20! Pair with braised meats and bbq!
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2012 Tenuta di Sesta Rosso di Montalcino
Review Date: 1-26-2015
These 2012 Rosso's are drinking incredibly well right now and the Tenuta Di Sesta is no exception! Fresh cherry/strawberry fruit, a bit of spice, and mellow, coating tanins round out this great wine. Pair with your favorite braised meats!
Price: $15.99 Add To Cart WE 90 BC 0

2013 Patient Cottat "Le Grand Caillou" Sauvignon Blanc
Review Date: 1-8-2015
Stellar as always, this wine again over-delivers for the price. Bright tropical fruit balanced by great acid and mineral notes that bring the wine together beautifully. Stock up!
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Castillo de Monseran Garnacha Cariñena
Review Date: 12-1-2014
This wine has been a top value for quite some time now and the 2012 vintage does not disappoint! Rich fruit with a little spice that goes down smooth! Stock up!
Top Value!
Price: $7.99 Add To Cart BC 0

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