2005 Valsacro Diore Red Wine Rioja – Rated 92 points Wine Advocate. The 2005 Dioro was produced from a stricter selection and was aged in new French oak for 12-14 months. A saturated purple color, it displays a brooding bouquet of wood smoke, pencil lead, espresso, truffle, and blackberry. Dense and loaded on the palate, it has gobs of ripe black fruit, excellent balance, and a lengthy, pure finish. It will continue to blossom over the next 3-4 years and have a drinking window extending from 2014 to 2025.
Suggested Price $46.99 with e-mail $19.99
2009 – Sorrel Canyon Chardonnay – Sonoma This is another phantom label from the Wine & Spirits Guild – basically wine made from a higher end label sold for a fraction of the cost under a different label.
A brilliant, light-catching straw color. Framed with flavors of apple, sweet melons and citrus, it follows with an underlying hint of honey glaze and a touch of oak. The citrus follows in the mouth balanced by bright acidity and toasty oak. Barrel aging 29% New French Oak and 71% neutral French Oak. 100% Chardonnay. This is a terrific substitute to your favorite white Burgundy or Pinot Gris. Full-flavored but not tremendously heavy, it dances across your tongue and finishes clean and dry. Terrific with oysters and other shellfish, but also pairs well with most chicken and pasta dishes. Great alone too.
Was $14.99 with e-mail $7.99
2010 Mud Pie Chardonnay Organic Mendocino - An impressive range of flavors from buttery oak, apples, pears, citrus and melons. The finish is well structured and allows it to work well with poultry, pork and seafood recipes with cream sauces. Hand crafted from specially selected vines and organically grown grapes.
Was $16.99 with e-mail $8.99
2007 Buena Vista Carneros Syrah –average Rating 91.8 pts on Cellar Tracker - A wonderful expression of cool climate Syrah – the gamey side of Syrah is balanced by the elegance and finesse of the cool climate fruit. The 2007 Carneros Syrah has aromas of bright blueberry and raspberry, nutmeg, dark roasted coffee and white pepper. The palate explores hints of toastiness and exhibits flavors of boysenberry and chocolate, ending in a lingering finish of plum and toast with nice acidity. Try this wine with grilled bone-in ribeye steak and sweet potato mash.
Was $21.99 with e-mail $9.99
2010 A to Z Pinot Gris – Rated 88 points Wine Spectator. The 2010 A to Z Pinot Gris leads with bright aromas of tropical fruits (lemon, lime, lychee, mango, passion fruit and kiwi) as well as melon, ginger, lemongrass and wet stone. Succulent and juicy on the attack, the mid-palate is drenched with peach, spiced pear, baked apple, quince, hibiscus, white flower and mineral flavors. On the finish, the acidity wraps up the wine with a clean, fresh palate and lasting impression of a wine with great purity and typicity balanced by some richness and depth.
Was $12.99 with e-mail $10.99
2009 Stickybeak, Sonoma Coast (Sonoma County, California) Pinot Noir Rated 91 points Wine Review Online.com - Grapes from the Petaluma Gap and Russian River make up this juicy Pinot Noir carrying a Sonoma Coast appellation. Aging for 10 months in French oak, the color is a medium ruby and the aromatics offer lovely ripe cherry-berry with a spicy back note. It has very good texture and body, with boiled tea and spice mingling with plenty of berry flavors and 14.3% alcohol and a faint hint of orange rind in the finish. Winery price $20
Argonaut everyday low price $17.49 with e-mail $14.99
2008 Markham Merlot Napa Valley – Rated 91 points Wine Spectator. Sleek and well-focused, with appealing aromas of red currant and toasty tomato leaf that lead to rich flavors of plum, mocha and cedar. Tannins firm up the finish. Drink now through 2017.
Was $20.99 with e-mail $16.99
2010 Fess Parker Santa Barbara County Chardonnay – Rated 92 points Wine & Spirits. Here’s a steal; a cool-vintage chardonnay with flesh and zest. There’s a saline, gamey note that brings the flor of Fino Sherry to mind, an earthy undertone to balance the sweet kumquat and tart grapefruit pith flavors. Serve it with chicken braised with fennel and mushrooms.
Was $15.99 with e-mail $11.99
2009 Liberty School Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon – Rated 90 points Wine Enthusiast. You get a lot of pleasure from this affordable Cab. It’s dry, moderate in alcohol which gives it a light mouthfeel, and quite pleasant in classic flavors of blackberries, currants and herbs, touched with smoky oak. Elegantly constructed, it’s one of the best Cabernets of the vintage at this price.
Was $14.99 with e-mail $9.99
2010 Terrazas Torrontes Reserva Rated 90 points Wine Advocate
The 2010 Torrontes Reserva is sourced from Cafayate. It offers up a captivating nose of mineral, peach, mango, and pineapple, leading to a crisp, dry, impeccably balanced wine that will serve well as both an aperitif and with savory courses. Torrontes does not get much better than this. Drink this outstanding value over the next 12-18 months. From Argentina.
Was $12.99 with e-mail $9.99
2009 Martin Ray Napa Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon- Rated 91 points Wine Review Online.com This wine is soft and supple on the palate yet full-flavored, with layered complexity in the finish, and none of the off-putting sweetness that mars so many Golden State reds these days. Beautifully balanced, it has the stuffing to suggest successful aging, but there is no need to wait to enjoy it. You simply can’t do much better for $20 when shopping for California Cabernet.
Was $19.99 with e-mail $13.99
Trappistes Rochefort 8- Brasserie de Rochefort is one of seven authentic Trappist breweries in the world. All of the beers they produce are definitely exceptional! The 8 is their Belgian Dubbel offering. It pours a ruby brown color with a large foamy tan head. Aromas of toffee, brown sugar, hints of banana and clove as well as bready yeast all fill the nose married nicely. On the palate the bready yeast comes through more prevalent but still does not over power the other flavors aforementioned. You also get a bit of plum and raisin in there. The body is medium heavy with medium carbonation and a smooth mouth feel. 9.2% abv 22 IBUs
Was- $5.99 Email- $5.49 11oz
Stone Arrogant Bastard- Stone is definitely high on the list for setting standards in American brewing. If you haven’t had it yet, Arrogant Bastard is a very hoppy American Strong Ale. It pours a dark copper color with about a two finger off white head. The nose is full of piney slightly citrusy hops, caramel malts and a bit of alcohol underlying. The palate follows suit pretty identically. It is a bit more balanced than the nose would lead you to believe though. It is medium in body and carbonation with a resinous mouth feel of a DIPA. Are you worthy?
Was- $4.99 Email- $4.49 22oz
Great Divide Old Ruffian- Yet another highly rated brew in the long list of highly rated brews from Great Divide. This barley wine is definitely an American style barley wine! Ruffian pours a transparent golden orange color with about a half inch head which retains nicely. Huge floral hop aromas immediately hit your nose as well as sweet malts and caramel. The palate is a bit more complex with flavors of caramel, some vanilla and oak hints, grapefruit, orange rind and pine with a bitter finish. It is medium heavy in body with light carbonation. 10.2% abv 90 IBUs
Was- $8.49 Email- $7.49 22oz
Spicebox Canadian Whisky- This whisky is unlike any Canadian whisky I have ever tried! It is a blend of mostly rye whiskys which are aged anywhere from three to five years in bourbon barrels. Then it is infused with extracts from vanilla and a variety of spices. They don’t list what spices are used but you get strong flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove. Combine that with the vanilla and caramel notes as well as the peppery flavors from the rye and you have a nice easy to drink whisky even for non whisky drinkers. 35% abv
Was- $18.99 Email- $16.99 750ml
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