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Reviews

2011 Rio Madre Graciano Rioja
Review Date: 03-07-2013
Opaque carmine color with spicy ripe mixed berry, cola, and licorice aromas. On the palate, it's medium bodied and fresh with blackberry, pomegranate, cherry, spice, and mineral flavors. Medium long finish.
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RP 91 ST 90

2007 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 01-29-2013
Inky violet color with black currant, tobacco, blackberry, mint, cedarwood and a bit of violet aromas. On the palate, it's medium-full bodied, focused and deftly balanced with blackcurrant, blackberry, and a hint of bittersweet chocolate flavors wrapped in sweet fine grained tannins. Long finish.
Drink from 2013 to 2013
Price: $99.99 Add To Waiting List
WS 92

El Xamfra Mercat Brut Nature Cava Penedes
Review Date: 06-02-2012
Pale straw yellow color with lot of bubbles, and floral, stone fruit, citrus and slight sweet yeast aromas. On the palate, it has a surprisingly explosive mousse, and approached medium-bodied with stone fruit, citrus, and toasted nut flavors. Medium finish. 11.5% alcohol. Zero dosage. A great value!

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Price: $14.99 Add To Waiting List
RP 91

Conte di Santa Chiara Prosecco
Review Date: 04-21-2012
Very light straw color with a good amount of bubbles that persisted longer than most Proseccos with fruity stone fruit and flora aromas. On the palate it's light bodied, with a surprisingly soft mousse. It's crisp and dry while maintaining some nice fruit flavors of white peach, nuanced apricot, and apples. Short finish. Great QPR! www.enofylzwineblog.com
Price: $8.99 Add To Waiting List

Charles de Cazanove Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 04-14-2012
Pink with an orange hue color with a steady bead of pin-prick bubbles and fruity candied cherry and subtle yeast aromas. Medium bodied with a soft mousse, good balance and cherry, mandarin orange, and a hint of baking spice flavors. Medium finish. 75% Pinot Noir, 15% Meunier and 10% Chardonnay www.enofylzwineblog.com
Price: $34.99 Add To Waiting List
WS 91

Gonzalez Byass "Apóstoles" Palo Cortado VORS Jerez (375ml)
Review Date: 02-12-2012
Beautiful burnt umber color with aromatic complex aromas of toffee, caramel, hazelnuts, and sea air. Only slightly oxidative aroma. On the palate medium-bodied, off-dry (from the 10% PX) initially,but somehow drier on the back palate, silky smooth, and balanced with nutty, toffee and dried fruit flavors with a very long finish. www.enofylzwineblog.com
Drink from 2009 to 2009
Price: $49.99 Add To Waiting List
WS 91

2007 Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Riserva
Review Date: 01-15-2012
Dark garnet color with aromatic dark fruit, smoke, and licorice aromas. On the palate full-bodied , powerful, yet refined, and well structured with vivid fruit, fine-grained tannins, and good acidity with blackberry, black currant, spice and a hint of earth flavors. Long finish. www.enofylz.com
Drink from 2012 to 2012
Price: $12.99 Add To Waiting List
RP 91

2006 Les Clos Perdus "Mire la Mer" Corbières
Review Date: 11-09-2011
Deep nearly opaque violet color with dark fruit, and herbal aromas. On the palate, balanced, medium-bodied with fine grained well integrated tannins, good acidity, and bright, persistent black currant, dark raspberry, mineral and spice flavors. Medium finish. Nice value @ $20!

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Price: $19.99 Add To Waiting List

2007 Château Paradis "Terre des Anges" Côteaux d'Aix en Provence
Review Date: 09-12-2011
Blend of Syrah(55%), Grenache(30%), and Cabernet Sauvignon(15%). Deep opaque violet color with black cherry, pepper, licorice and oak aromas. I popped and poured. I recommend decanting. On the palate medium bodied with firm tannins on the back end, nice acidity,and complexity with black cherry, vanilla, and mineral flavors. Medium+ finish. Drinking nicely now...

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Drink from 2010 to 2010
Price: $19.99 Add To Waiting List
RP 92 - 95

2007 Beck-Hartweg Gewürztraminer Selections de Grains Nobles 500ml
Review Date: 08-15-2011
Light yellow color with nutty, peach, mineral aromas. On the palate medium bodied, well balanced with very good acidity and peach, spice, and slight mineral flavors. Long finish.

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Drink from 2009 to 2009
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2008 Château Pierre-Bise Les Rouannières Coteaux du Layon Beaulieu 500ml
Review Date: 08-15-2011
Light yellow gold color with muted candied apple,and almond aromas. On the palate medium bodied with tropical, apple, and pear flavors with a hint of nutty savoriness. Long finish

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Drink from 2009 to 2009
Price: $25.99 Add To Waiting List

2008 Samos Vin Doux Muscat 375ml
Review Date: 08-15-2011
Yellow gold color with peach liqueur, apricot, and spice aromas. On the palate medium light bodied with honeyed citrus, spiced apricot jam flavors. Medium-long finish.

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Drink from 2009 to 2009
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2009 Fahrenheit 19 Grüner Veltliner Ice Wine Burgenland (375ml)
Review Date: 08-15-2011
Light yellow with gold tinged color with pear, brown sugar, and faint floral aromas. On the palate approaching medium bodied with very good acidity, and nectarine, spice flavors. Medium finish.

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Drink from 2010 to 2010
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WS 90

2001 Hétszölö Tokaji Aszu 6 Puttonyos (500ml)
Review Date: 08-15-2011
Golden yellow color with vivid aromas of apricot and orange peel. On the palate viscous, balanced with harmonious streak of acidity, and intense apricot and orange flavors with a hint of minerality. Long finish.

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WS 93

2006 The Royal Tokaji Wine Company Red Label 5 puttonyos 500ml
Review Date: 08-15-2011
Golden honey color with aromas of apricot, honey, alcohol. On the palate viscous, with apricot, honey and faint mineral notes. Long finish.

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Price: $34.99 Add To Waiting List
WS 94

2008 Henry of Pelham Cabernet Franc Ice Wine (200ml)
Review Date: 08-15-2011
Pretty rosy dark pink color with sweet red fruit aromas. Palate follows with vibrant cherry and raspberry flavors; medium bodied with light tannins and medium-long finish

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Drink from 2009 to 2009
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2007 Domaine Mas de Lavail Maury (375ml)
Review Date: 08-15-2011
Fortified wine; very dark garnet almost inky color with aromas of cherry liquer, sweet tobacco,spice and floral notes. On the palate red fruit, and spice with good acidity and a touch of fine grained tannins. Medium long finish. It was fantastic with dark chocolate!

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Drink from 2010 to 2010
Price: $22.99 Add To Waiting List

2000 Lopez de Heredia "Viña Tondonia" Gran Reserva Rosado Rioja
Review Date: 08-07-2011
Coppery onion skin color. Great aromatics that jump out the glass with aromas of faint oxidation, butterscotch, almond, and spice. On the palate silky smooth, fresh, complex and balanced. Very dry with tart red berry, blood orange, and hint of vanillin flavors. Long finish. This is definitely a food wine. Will buy more!

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Drink from 2010 to 2010
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ST 91

2007 Raventós i Blanc "L'Hereu Reserva" Brut Cava Penedes
Review Date: 08-06-2011
Very light straw color with tiny bubbles, and green apple, sweet chalk, faint ocean breeze, or mineral aromas. On the palate a creamy, delicate mousse, yet approaching medium-bodied mouthfeel with flavors of green apple, lime and a bit of orange peel on the back end. Medium long finish. Excellent QPR on this one! My favorite Cava so far!

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Drink from 2010 to 2010
Price: $17.99 Add To Waiting List

Gruet Rosé New Mexico Sparkling Wine
Review Date: 08-06-2011
Copper-tinged pink color with somewhat creamy mousse containing large bubbles. In the glass, small dispersed bubbles with strawberry, raspberry and yeast aromas. Went flat relatively quickly which took away from my enjoyment a bit. On the palate, fruity approaching off-dry with strawberry/raspberry, mineral flavors with a touch of tangerine on the back palate. Short finish. This is a very good value!

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Drink from 2010 to 2010
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Taltarni Brut Rosé "Tache" Sparkling Wine Victoria
Review Date: 06-30-2011
Lovely pale salmon color with persistent stream of tiny bubbles. On the nose floral, stone fruit (peaches/apricots), with a faint scone note. On the palate I tasted watermelon, red berry flavors, and a bit of hazelnut. Creamy mousse. Light to medium bodied. Dry with a light fruitiness, good acidity, and a clean medium long finish. Will buy more!

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RP 90

Graham Beck Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine Western Cape
Review Date: 06-30-2011
Watermelon pink color with a hint of silver. Nose offers aromas of yeast, and raspberries.Tiny dispersed bubbles, with a creamy mousse. Fruity, yet dry with crisp acidity. Flavors of raspberries, cherries, with a slight mineral notes. There's a bit of citrus on the back palate for me. Short-medium finish. Great QPR!

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RP 89

2007 Raventos i Blanc "L'Hereu de Nit" Brut Reserva Rosé Cava
Review Date: 06-30-2011
Very pale salmon color with copper hue, and a fine bead with fresh baked bread, strawberry, and red currant with slight floral and spice notes. Refined mouth feel with a soft creamy mousse. Nicely balanced with some complexity, and Raspberry, red currant, and soft minerals flavors. Medium finish. Very enjoyable! I would purchase again and this is a very good value, especially for a Rose sparkler!

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Valdespino "Inocente" Single Vineyard Fino Jerez (375ml)
Review Date: 06-20-2011
Very pale yellow color with light green hue. On the nose, oxidized, nutty, and ocean-breeze aromas. On the palate a fuller style fino that is refined, fresh and balanced with almond, saline mineral flavors. Medium finish.


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RP 94 W&S 93

Jean-Louis Denois Brut "Tradition"
Review Date: 05-25-2011
Light straw color. On the nose, bread dough, and apples. Moderately creamy mousse with tiny, delicate, dispersed bubbles that dissipate somewhat quickly. On the palate creamy, dry, and crisp, with good acidity with pear, apple, hazelnuts flavors along with a touch of minerals. Medium finish. Very good QPR. Would buy again!

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Drink from 2008 to 2008
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Gosset "Excellence" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 05-25-2011
Brilliant pale gold, with a persistent bead of tiny bubbles surrounded by a constellation of pinpoint bubbles. Aromas of Fuji apple, brioche, and a bit of licorice. Soft creamy mousse. Medium-bodied, fruity yet complex. Balanced with nice acidity. On the palate, tart apple and peach at first followed by sweetened lemon zest, and spice on the back end. Medium long finish. Wonderful Champagne. Good value for Champagne.

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Drink from 2010 to 2010

2008 Fontanafredda Barbera Piemonte "Briccotondo"
Review Date: 05-25-2011
Dark ruby color. Nose offers leather, cherries, herbs and oak. On the palate I get tart cherries, cassis, smoke, and vanilla. Smooth, medium bodied with well integrated tannins, racy acidity, and a lingering finish. A steal at $7!

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Drink from 2009 to 2009
Price: $6.99 Add To Waiting List

2008 Contesa Vino Sfuso Rosso End of Vintage
Review Date: 02-27-2011
100% Montepulciano.Dark ruby color. A little funk on the nose initially, but opened up a bit to reveal a little dark red fruit. On the palate, more fruity than nose lead on with dark cherry fruit. Light bodied, straightforward, and enjoyable. Good everyday red. Short finish. http://enofylz.wordpress.com
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2009 Maritma Sangiovese "The 4 Old Guys"
Review Date: 01-17-2011
Juicy is the first word that comes to mind with this easy drinker. Garnet colored. Nose opened up a bit after 10 minutes or so (and the alcohol dissipated), and offered wood, earth, and a bit of red fruit. While not terribly fruity on the nose, on the palate there's a juicy red cherries/plum thing going on that dominates, with moderate Sangio acidity. Not complex, but who expect that for $8/bottle? Very good every day Sangio. Enjoyed with lasagne.

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2009 Daniel Bouland Morgon "Corcelette" Vieilles Vignes
Review Date: 11-29-2010
My first non-Beaujolais Nouveau Beaujolais, and what a wonderful one it is. It's Cru Beaujolais for me from now on! Deep magenta hue with berry fruit, some floral notes and spice on the nose. I was also intrigued by a grilled game/meaty bouquet on the nose upon opening. Went away after 10 or so minutes, but it was wonderful while it lasted! On the palate, it was silky,and round with wonderful acidity. Taste wise it was black raspberries for me with spice and a touch of stoniness on the back end. Long finish. Wish I had more!

Appearance - 5
Aroma - 3.5
Taste - 3.5
Body - 4
Finish - 4
Total - 20/90

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Drink from 2010 to 2010
Price: $25.99 Add To Waiting List
RP 92

Sorelle Bronca Prosecco DOCG
Review Date: 11-26-2010
Very light color - almost clear. Orange blossoms, and green apple/pear on the nose. On the palate green apple/pear with nice minerality. Off dry style. Nice mousse in the mouth. Paired with a spicy Garlicky Shrimp Pasta - very nice! Don't limit this to an aperitif. Makes a nice food wine as well!
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2006 Bodegas LAN Crianza Rioja
Review Date: 10-05-2010
Dark Ruby colored. I picked up dark fruit, licorice,spice and a hint of leather on the nose. On the palate I picked up ripe cherries, good acidity. A round easy drinker that's smooth, with well integrated soft tannins. The combination is uncommon at this price point. Medium finish. Very nice! Great QPR...will buy more!

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Drink from 2010 to 2010
Price: $10.99 Add To Waiting List
WS 90

2007 Descendientes de Jose Palacios "Petalos del Bierzo" Bierzo
Review Date: 05-21-2010
Saturated purple in color. Very nice nose of dark fruit, smoke, and floral notes. On the palate fruity yet complex, with very nice acidity, and some minerality, and grip. Very nicely integrated. Reminds me of a Syrah/Pinot hybrid. Will buy more!
Drink from 2010 to 2010
Price: $17.99 Add To Waiting List
RP 92 WS 90