Wine Finds

Wind Finds

Each week we’ll post our latest wine find at a Jersey Shore wine store.
Our goal is to find great wines under $20.


2014 Catena Malbec

Catena Malbec

Posted Monday, November 27, 2017

The Catena family has conducted extensive research into the soils and microclimates of Mendoza’s high altitude wine country in the foothills of the Andes mountains. At different altitudes, the family’s Malbec vineyards express a unique profile of aromas and flavors: the ripe plum fruit flavors and [...]

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2015 Crios de Balbo Malbec

crisos

Posted Monday, November 13, 2017

The wine has a beautiful reddish/purple color as most good Malbecs do. The aromas are a mix of fresh crushed cherries and toasty/smoky oak—just enough to frame the exuberant fruit. On the palate, the flavors of cherries and spice are obvious, and the jammy fruit quality [...]

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2015 Herve Fabre-Montmayou Patagonia Malbec

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Posted Monday, October 23, 2017

The Patagonia cuveé from Hervé Fabre is sourced from one of the most extreme environments in the world. Its ancient vines are rooted in sandy desert high above the Rio Negro, where temperatures can swing 45 degrees in either direction, not an easy place to grow [...]

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2009 Rafael Reverte Cistum

Cistrum

Posted Monday, October 2, 2017

Country: Spain
Region: Navarra
Grape Varietal: Grenache
Price: $10.73

“The 2009 Cistum was sourced from 120-year-old ungrafted pre-phylloxera vines aged for 6 months in new French oak. Cedar, pencil lead, Asian spices, incense, and black cherry liqueur aromas are some of the elements leading to a voluminous, [...]

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2015 Marques Casa Concha

Marques

Posted Monday, September 18, 2017

Country: Chile
Region: Valle Central
Sub-Region: Rapel
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $15.33

“Dense, rich and full of dark fruit and spice flavors, supported by muscular tannins and acidity. The dried blackberry, black fig and smoke-infused cocoa powder notes feature some accents of dried meat.” 93 Points [...]

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2014 Falanghina IGT Beneventano ‘Vico Riviera 99″

99

Posted Monday, August 21, 2017

Falanghina is an ancient varietal, reportedly of Greek origin. It is believed to be the grape variety behind Falernian, the most famous wine of Roman antiquity.There has been a renaissance of interest in Falanghina since the turn of the century and this once venerated grape is [...]

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2015 Mauro Molino Nebbiolo

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Posted Monday, August 7, 2017

Italy’s best source for wine reviews, the Gambero Rosso, raves about the family-owned and managed Mauro Molino estate: ‘The Molinos again showed why they are among the top Langhe producers. Credit goes in particular to Mauro and his son, Matteo, who is partly responsible for the estate’s [...]

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2015 Bodegas Aquitania – Albarino

Albarino

Posted Monday, July 24, 2017

2015 Bodegas Aquitania Albarino is a best known as being the key grape variety in the Rias Baixas DO, where it makes plump white wines with peach, citrus and mineral characters that pair perfectly with the local seafood. The variety is high in acidity, and can be produced as [...]

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2016 Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc

Southern Right

Posted Monday, July 3, 2017

Southern Right is a small production Sauvignon Blanc and Pinotage specialist located in the cool, maritime, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley appellation of South Africa. Founded by Anthony Hamilton Russell in 1994, Southern Right’s Sauvignon Blanc remains a local and international best seller with its classic, tight minerality complementing the prominent [...]

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2015 Stephane Aviron Beaujolais Villages

Wine Grapes

Posted Monday, June 19, 2017

Made by Beaujolais native Stephane Aviron, this tasty organic red is made from 50+ year old vines which give extraordinary concentration of fruit and a true essence of the terroir of the region. The wine shows itself to be full of complexity and charm at the [...]

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2015 Joseph Drouhin St Veran

Joseph Drouhin

Posted Monday, June 5, 2017

The lovely village of Saint-Véran, which produces Saint-Véran Blanc, is wedged between the areas of Beaujolais and Pouilly-Fuisse, hidden among the hills. Established by decree on January 6,1971, it is the latest appellation in the Mâconnais region. Its Jurassic chalky soil, a continuation of the limestone [...]

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2016 Domaine de Tamary Rose

Domaine de Tamary

Posted Monday, May 22, 2017

We first tasted this classic dry Rosé years ago in Bordeaux with Jean-Luc Zuger, owner of Malescot Saint Exupery in Margaux. He partnered with Frédéric Salin and bought the Tamary vineyard near the Mediterranean Sea, and applied the same high quality philosophy of Malescot, for which he became [...]

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2015 Mohua Sauvignon Blanc

Mohua

Posted Monday, May 1, 2017

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: New Zealand
REGION: Marlborough
THE GRAPES: Sauvignon Blanc
PRICE: $14.99
THE WINE: The Mohua range of wines are made by Peregrine Winery in Central Otago, New Zealand. Since its first wine release in 1998, Peregrine Winery has established itself as one of New Zealand’s quality-driven producers of [...]

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2015 La Petite Lune

La Petite Lune

Posted Monday, April 17, 2017

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Bordeaux
THE GRAPES: 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc
PRICE: $11.99
THE WINE: Bordeaux is world famous for its Grands Crus.
It is on beautiful soils probably a little less known in Bordeaux that we have asked our consultant Stephane Derenoncourt at Domaine de Chevalier to vinify [...]

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2016 Paddle Creek Sauvignon Blanc

paddle creek

Posted Monday, April 03, 2017

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: New Zealand
REGION: Marborough
THE GRAPES: Sauvignon Blanc
PRICE: $10.00
THE WINE: From the famed Marlborough region of New Zealand. Marlborough is by far New Zealand’s most important wine region. Situated at the northeastern tip of the South Island, this dry, sunny region produces around three-quarters of [...]

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2014 Chateau Peynaud-Bagnac

Chateau Peynaud

Posted Monday, March 20, 2017

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Bordeaux
THE GRAPES: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc
PRICE: $15.00
THE WINE: This ripe wine fully expresses the fruitiness of the vintage while also having a firm, tannic structure. It does need to age, although juicy black currant is already showing through. Wait until [...]

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2015 Tiamo Pinot Grigio

Tiamo

Posted Monday, November 16, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
REGION: Veneto
THE GRAPES: Pinot Grigio
PRICE: $14.99
THE WINE: The Pinot Grigio grape has its origins in France from the Pinot Gris variety, but today, this popular grape is best known for the crisp, dry whites coming from northern Italy. We were thrilled to find [...]

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2015 Chateau Les Grandes Mottes

Bordeaux

Posted Monday, February 20, 2017

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Bordeaux
THE GRAPES: Cabernet and Merlot
PRICE: $14.99
THE WINE: Chosen by our staff as ‘Best of Class’ and ‘Best Buy’ in petite Châteaux, this is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. We found soft and smooth red and black fruits with minerals and [...]

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2013 Palacios Remondo La Montesa Crianza

La Montessa

Posted Monday, February 13, 2017

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
REGION: Rioja
THE GRAPES: 70% Garnacha, 25% Tempranillo and 5% Mazuelo
PRICE: $15.99
THE WINE: La Montesa is named after a hillside vineyard located on the northeastern slope of the Yerga mountain in eastern Rioja. A blend of the indigenous grape varieties grown on the Palacios [...]

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2015 Mauro Molino Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo

Posted Monday, February 9, 2017

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
REGION: Piedmont
THE GRAPES: Nebbiolo
PRICE: $17.99
THE WINE: taly’s best source for wine reviews, the Gambero Rosso, raves about the family-owned and managed Mauro Molino estate: ‘The Molinos again showed why they are among the top Langhe producers. Credit goes in particular to Mauro and his [...]

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2013 Creta Roble Ribera Del Duero

Creta

Posted Monday, January 30, 2017

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
REGION: Ribera Del Duero
THE GRAPES: Tempranello and Graciano
PRICE: $14.99
THE WINE: This little gem from Spain’s Ribera del Duero region, is a joint venture of Eric Solomon and Rafael de Haan. A well-known wine pioneer, Solomon was named Robert Parker’s Wine Personality of the [...]

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2012 Gordo Yecla

Gordo

Posted Monday, January 16, 2017

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
THE GRAPES: 70% Monastrell, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
PRICE: $15.99
THE WINE: Gordo is Patrick Mata’s affectionate way of calling his father, Jose Mata. For almost 4 generations Patrick’s family produced wine in Malaga, Montilla, Sanlucar, Rioja and other Spanish regions. These wines were sold in [...]

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2014 Rhiannon Red

rhiannon

Posted Monday, January 9, 2017

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
REGION: Napa – Rutherford
THE GRAPES: Syrah, Barbera, Petit Sirah
PRICE: $11.99
THE WINE: Rhiannon Wines was named Family Owned Winery of the Year at the 2012 New York International Wine Competition. ‘Rhiannon’ pays homage to this family’s Welsh roots. The Goddess Rhiannon is a figure [...]

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201 Banchee Sonoma Coast

banchee

Posted Monday, January 2, 2017

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
REGION: Sonoma
THE GRAPES: Chardonnay
PRICE: $18.99
THE WINE: New York Times “Great Wines Under $20″
TASTING NOTES: The 2014 Chardonnay seems much more fruit-forward, with plenty of tropical notes such as mango and pineapple in addition to the telltale honeysuckle and white peach. It’s well-made, medium [...]

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2013 337 Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi

337

Posted Monday, November 16, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: California
REGION: Lodi
THE GRAPES:
PRICE: $12.11
THE WINE: Vine stock 337 originated in Bordeaux, France, where it has been a vine of choice among the first growth chateaus for generations. In California, Noble Vines strives to honor this esteemed vine stock by matching it to where [...]

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2012 Semeli Mountain Sun Red

mountain-sun

Posted Monday, November 16, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Greece
REGION: Agiorgitiko
THE GRAPES: 100% Agiorgitiko
PRICE: $14.99
THE WINE: Made from an indigenous Greek varietal, Mountain Sun red is a terrific place to start in your discovery of Greek red wines. Made of 100% Agiorgitiko (ahhh-your-ghi-tee-ko) grapes, look for ripe plums, cherries, dark mocha [...]

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2014 Kermit Lynch Cotes du Rhone Rouge

kermit-lynch

Posted Monday, November 28, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Cotes du Rhone
THE GRAPES: 62% Grenache, 19% Syrah, 9% Cinsault, 6% Carignan, 4% Mourvèdre
PRICE: $10.76
THE WINE: The growing success we have enjoyed over the last three vintages is proof enough that the KL Côtes du Rhône fits both the taste profile and [...]

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2013 Le Fervent

le-fervent

Posted Monday, November 14, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Rhone
THE GRAPES: Syrah
PRICE: $19.99
THE WINE: Michael Gassier is a fervent believer in the greatness of the Rhone’s offspring – the Syrah grape. Using the cooler maritime terroir of Costieres de Nimes and minimal oak, he crafts this pure, fresh, mineral driven beauty. [...]

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2013 Fattoria di Magliano Morellino di Scansano Heba

herba

Posted Monday, November 7, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
REGION: Tuscany
THE GRAPES: Sangiovese and Syrah
PRICE: $11.99
THE WINE: Morellino di Scansano is the most famous indigenous wine of the Maremma region on the western coast of Tuscany, an area also known for producing world renowned Super Tuscan reds. Morellino is the local name [...]

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Warre’s Warrior Reserve Port NV

warres

Posted Monday, October 31, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Portugal
REGION: Duoro Valley
THE GRAPES: Port Blend
PRICE: $16.52
THE WINE: Warrior is the oldest mark of Port in the world, having been shipped continuously since the 1750s. The name Warrior was branded on the casks of Warre’s finest Vintage Character wine since the earliest days [...]

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2013 Laplace Madiran

laplace

Posted Monday, October 17, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Madiran
THE GRAPES: Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon
PRICE: $14.99
THE WINE: The region of Madiran is located in the heart of Gascony near the Bordeaux region. Although Gascogne is a region better known for producing Armagnac and white wines (St Mont, Pacherenc, Jurançon), when a wine is [...]

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2011 A to Z Wineworks Pinot Noir

a-to-z

Posted Monday, October 10, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
REGION: Oregon
THE GRAPES: Pinot Noir
PRICE: $19.99
THE WINE: Vivid fruit and full tannins define the 2011 A to Z Pinot Noir. The wine is pure, displaying pedigree and presence with a beautiful, clear, vibrant red color. Fresh aromas of lush forest berries and cherries, [...]

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2014 Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aaragona Rosso di Montalcino

ciacci

Posted Monday, September 26, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
REGION: Tuscany
THE GRAPES: Sangiovese Grosso
PRICE: $19.99
THE WINE: Ciacci Piccolmini is one of the most sought-after producers in Montalcino. This ancient estate has 35 hectares of superior holdings in the prized Castelnuovo dell’Abate zone, including the ‘Pianrosso’ vineyard (from which the best grapes are [...]

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2012 Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon

monte-alpha

Posted Monday, September 12, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Chile
REGION: Colchagua
THE GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
PRICE: $19.99
THE WINE: Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon is rich, balanced, pure and complex, made from extremely low yields of under 3 tons per acre, by the team at Montes, led by winemaker Aurelio Montes. 50% of the [...]

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2014 Mas de Gourgonnier Les Baux de Provence

Mas de Gourgonnier

Posted Monday, August 28, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Provence
THE GRAPES: 35% Grenache, 18% Syrah, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 24% Carignan
PRICE: $11.99
THE WINE: More Syrah than usual due to new plantings which gives a soft texture and sweeter finish than recent vintages. Less Cabernet than usual and more than usual Carignan.
TASTING [...]

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2015 Cupcake Black Forest

Black Forest

Posted Monday, August 22, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
REGION: California
THE GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Petite Verdot and Petite Sirah.
PRICE: $9.71
THE WINE: A dark, decadent red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Petite Verdot and Petite Sirah. The barrel aged Cabernet Sauvignon provides the powerful but elegant backbone and structure while [...]

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2014 Palazzone – Orvieto Classico Vignarco

Pallazzo Orvieto

Posted Monday, August 15, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
REGION: Umbria
THE GRAPES: Procanico and Grechetto (80%) with a small part of Drupeggio, Verdello and Malvasia.
PRICE: $7.20
THE WINEIn 1969, the Dubini Locatelli family purchased Podere Palazzone, whose name comes from the lodge of the same name from 1200 once on the property. [...]

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2013 Alamos – Malbec Seleccion Mendoza

alamos

Posted Monday, November 16, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Argentina
REGION: Mendoza
THE GRAPES: Malbec
PRICE: $14.99
THE WINE: The 2013 Alamos Seleccion Malbec is the pinnacle of the Alamos portfolio, representing the signature grape of the Mendoza region. This Malbec begins with a nose of ripe plum and blackberry notes. On the palate these characteristics [...]

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2015 Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc

Southern Right

Posted Monday, July 25, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: South Africa
REGION: Walker Bay
THE GRAPES: Sauvignon Blanc
PRICE: $13.99
THE WINE: Southern Right is a small production Sauvignon Blanc and Pinotage specialist located in the cool, maritime, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley appellation of South Africa. Founded by Anthony Hamilton Russell in 1994, Southern Right’s Sauvignon Blanc remains a local [...]

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2014 Cellier des Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Réserve Les Dauphins

Les Dauphins

Posted Monday, July 18, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Rhone
THE GRAPES: Granache, Syrah and Mourvedre
PRICE: $9.99
This is the perfect French café style red wine…easy-to-drink yet full of flavor, this has ripe red fruit and spicy licorice notes which are smooth and supple in a medium-bodied style. Côtes-du-Rhône is typically made of [...]

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2014 Simi Chardonnay Sonoma

Simi

Posted Monday, July 11, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
REGION: California – Sonoma
THE GRAPES: Chardonnay
PRICE: $16.99
THE WINE: We made our first wine from Sonoma County grapes in 1876 and have been continuously making wine in the same stone cellar in Healdsburg, California since 1890. As we have from the beginning, our wines [...]

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2013 Adele Pinot Noir

adele

Posted Monday, June 27, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
REGION: California
THE GRAPES: Pinot Noir
PRICE: $18.00
THE WINE: Named after Adele Bowler, David’s mom, this label is dedicated to sourcing the best fruit we can find from select vineyards in California that offer great value. The vineyard source and winemaking team have to be [...]

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2013 Punset – Barbera d’Alba

Punset

Posted Monday, June 13, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
REGION: Piedmont
THE GRAPES: Barbera
PRICE: $11.99
THE WINE: To achieve a harmonious and pleasant wine harvest is delayed as much as possible . The grapes , grown according to the methods of organic agriculture , are carefully selected and harvested by hand in small crates [...]

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2013 Bogle Pinot Noir

Bogle Pinot Noir

Posted Monday, November 16, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
REGION: California
THE GRAPES: Pinot Noir
PRICE: $9.23
THE WINE: One of France’s most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively [...]

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2013 Domaine LaFage – Tessellae Vieilles Vignes Carignan

Carignan

Posted Monday, May 30, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Languedoc Roussillon
THE GRAPES: Carignan
PRICE: $10.01
THE WINE: Although only in his thirties, Jean-Marc Lafage already has almost 15 years of world class wine making behind him. One of the most sought-after winemakers of Europe at the moment, Jean-Marc lends his expertise with Southern [...]

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2014 Michel Guignier – Beaujolais

Michael Guignier Beaujolais

Posted Monday, May 23, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Burgundy
THE GRAPES: Gamay
PRICE: $11.99
THE WINE: Michel Guignier is a fourth generation vigneron in Villié Morgon, in the heart of the AOC Morgon appellation in Beaujolais. Following in the footsteps of the famed “Gang of Four” in Morgon, Guignier is committed to producing [...]

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2013 Descendientes de Jose Palacios – Petalos del Bierzo

Descendientes

Posted Monday, May 16, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
REGION: Bierzo
THE GRAPES: Red Blend
PRICE: $15.89
THE WINE: The 2013 Descendientes de Jose Palacios Petalos del Bierzo is assembled from old hillside and hilltop vines across from Bierzo’s western edge. The wine is vinified for immediate appeal, but it retains the estate’s signature finesse [...]

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2013 Altos Las Hormigas – Malbec Terroir

altos

Posted Monday, May 9, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Argentina
REGION: Mendoza
THE GRAPES: Tempranello and Graciano
PRICE: $11.99
THE WINE: In 1995 Alberto Antonini, a well-known Tuscan winemaker, and Antonio Morescalchi, a young entrepreneur, took a trip to visit the burgeoning wine areas of South America. It only took one stop to find what they [...]

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2007 Macmurray Pinot Noir Central Coast

MacMurray

Posted Monday, May 2, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
REGION: Sonoma
THE GRAPES: Pinot Noir
PRICE: $16.20
THE WINE: At MacMurray Ranch, our wines reflect our passion for the special places that give us extraordinary grapes. Beginning with our home vineyard in the heart of the Russian River Valley, we select grapes from the premier [...]

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2014 Cavicchioli Vigna Del Cristo Lambrusco

Lambrusco

Posted Monday, April 25, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
REGION: Emilia-Romagna – Lambrusco di Sorbara
THE GRAPES: Lambrusco
PRICE: $19.99
THE WINE: This top quality Lambrusco is made of 100% Lambrusco di Sorbara, from a 12.5 acre vineyard in the ‘Cristo’ locality of Sorbara, the original vineyard owned by Cavicchioli family. Sorbara is a [...]

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2011 Bodegas Avante Ribera del Duero

Bodegas

Posted Monday, April 11, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
REGION: Ribera del Duero
THE GRAPES: Tempranello
PRICE: $14.99
THE WINE: Bodegas Avante is located on the northern banks of the Duero River, not far from the beautiful cathedral city of Pedrosa de Duero in the province of Burgos. Part of the estate is the tiny [...]

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2014 Michel et Sylvain Tête Juliénas Domaine du Clos du Fief

Julienas

Posted Monday, November 16, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Beaujolais
THE GRAPES: Gamay
PRICE: $19.99
THE WINE: Domaine du Clos du Fief  is run by the Beaujolais specialist, Michel Tête, with his son Sylvain working alongside him. This is a rare 4th generation cru estate in Juliénas and Jullié, based at the far Northwest sector [...]

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Wine Spectator Editor’s Picks

carpazo

Posted Monday, March 28, 2016

Wine Spectator Magazine just published their annual “Editors Pick Their Favorites” to fit any budget. Wines are listed at “Less than $15″ or “Less than $25″ to “More than $30″ or “More than $50″. Here’s some of their choices that we found locally:
“Less than $25″
Louis M. [...]

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2012 Château Sipian Medoc

Chateau Sipian

Posted Monday, March 14, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Bordeaux
THE GRAPES: Cabernet, Merlot and Petit Verdot
PRICE: $19.00
THE WINE: “It’s a good thing I am a cynic when it comes time to selecting Bordeaux because you have to swim through an ocean of swill to find the pleasant surprises. That goes double [...]

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2014 Mc Manis Family Vineyards Petite Sirah

McManis

Posted Monday, March 7, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
REGION: Ripon
THE GRAPES: Petit Sirah
PRICE: $10.49
THE WINE: The grapes for our 2014 Petite Sirah were harvested between Sept. 9 – 29, with an average Brix of 26.8. After fermenting on the skins for 6-9 days, the must was pressed and the resulting wine [...]

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2014 Daniel Cohn Wine Company Bellacosa Cabernet Sauvignon

Daniel Cohn

Posted Monday, January 5, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
REGION: Sonoma
THE GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon
PRICE: $19.99
THE WINE:  This is the inaugural vintage from the Daniel Cohn Wine Company. ​Dan grew up in his father’s winery, B.R. Cohn in Sonoma, and has culminated a lifetime of experience and relationships in this delicious bottle of Cab. The grapes [...]

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2013 Columbia Crest H3 Merlot

Columbia Crest

Posted Monday, February 22, 2016

COUNTRY of ORIGIN: USAREGION: Washington State
THE GRAPES: Merlot
PRICE:$13.99

THE WINE:
“The H3 Merlot opens with aromas of raspberries, black pepper and earthy tones which lead to flavors of chocolate covered cherries and plum preserves on the silky smooth palate. The flavors and aromas cumulate in to an [...]

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2013 Montes Classic Series Malbec

montes

Posted Monday, February 15, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Chile
REGION: Colchagua
THE GRAPES: 100% Malbec
PRICE: $10.99
THE WINE: Made of 100% Malbec from extremely old vines, some dating up to 100 years of age, this is full-bodied and generous with blackberry, plum, vanilla and spice flavors. Aged for six months in American oak, [...]

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2013 Francesco Boschis Dolcetto di Dogliani Pianezzo

Dolcetto

Posted Monday, February 1, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
REGION: Piedmont
THE GRAPES: Dolcetto
PRICE: $16.99
THE WINE: In the little-visited township of Dogliani (located a few kilometers south of Barolo), Dolcetto is king. Nebbiolo is not suited to the terrain, and few Piemontese vintners choose the challenge of making a living without the famous [...]

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2012 Annabella – Red Blend No. 5

Annabella

Posted Monday, January 25, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
REGION: California
THE GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Zinfandel, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc
PRICE: $16.10
THE WINE: This wine is Annabella 5 is Michael Pozzan’s proprietary blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Zinfandel, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc. This wine has wonderful depth, ripe fruit upfront, and a long [...]

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2012 Caparzzo Rosso di Montalcino

Rosso

Posted Monday, January 18, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
REGION: Tuscany
THE GRAPES: 100% Sangiovese Grosso
PRICE: $18.99
THE WINE: Made of 100% Sangiovese Grosso (also known as Brunello), this positively charming and delicious Rosso di Montalcino was aged for one year in traditional, large Slavonian oak barrels, and then for 8 months in bottle [...]

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2013 Ritual Sauvignon Blanc

Ritual

Posted Monday, January 11, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Chile
REGION: Casablanca valley
THE GRAPES: Sauvignon Blanc
PRICE: $16.99
THE WINE: Ritual is the result of Quintessa owner Agustin Huneeus’ quest to produce superior quality wines from Casablanca Valley. Partnering with renowned winemaker Paul Hobbs, who has had his own 20+ year journey to find [...]

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2012 Tintonegro – Malbec

Tinto

Posted Monday, January 04, 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Argentina
REGION: Uco Valley
THE GRAPES: Malbec
PRICE: $15.99
THE WINE: This wine is Sourced from Mendoza’s high altitude Uco Valley, this blend is meant to showcase the cool climate style of Malbec. Intense floral aromatics, dark fruit flavors, rich texture and a bright, fresh finish  A beautiful, [...]

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Hardys – Whiskers Blake Tawny Port NV

Hardys

Posted Monday, December 21, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia
THE GRAPES: Port Blend
PRICE: $12.80
THE WINE: For over 150 years, Hardys has crafted some of Australia’s best-known and most popular wines. Taking the bounty of our most abundant resource, sunshine, and teaming that with our most precious resource, water, to grow grapes best [...]

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2012 Château Haut Bergey Pessac Leognan

2012 Haut Bergey

Posted Monday, December 14, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Bordeaux
THE GRAPES: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot
PRICE: $19.99
THE WINE: The Haut-Bergey estate dates back to the 16th century for winegrowing; today the owners (who also own Clos L’Eglise in Pomerol), utilize the winemaking expertise of both Michel Rolland and Jean-Luc Thunevin. [...]

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2012 Chateau Gachon Montagne St. Emilion

Chateau Gachon

Posted Monday, December 7, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Bordeaux
THE GRAPES: Merlot (70%), Cabernet Franc (20%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%)
THE WINE:
Region

There are three distinct `terroirs` of St Emilion; limestone on the raised vineyard areas, clay more predominant on the slopes and gravel and clay combined on the plateau. This provides a diversity [...]

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2012 Caparzo Rosso di Montalcino

Rosso

Posted Monday, November 30, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
REGION: Bordeaux – Pomerol
THE GRAPES:
PRICE: $11.99
THE WINE: Bodega Classica has been designed and built on top of a hill so it can benefit from a natural climate control, as it is mostly built underground, and even the vats have been chosen with different [...]

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2013 Paco & Lola Albarino

Paco

Posted Monday, November 23, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
REGION: Rias Baixas
THE GRAPES: Albarino
PRICE: $19.99
THE WINE:Made from 100% estate grown fruit in the heart of the Salnes Valley of Galicia, Paco & Lola is made of 100% Albarino from sustainably farmed vineyards. We tasted and loved this 2013. Fresh, vibrant, pure and [...]

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2009 Bodega Classica Hacienda López de Haro Reserva

Hacienda

Posted Monday, November 16, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
REGION: DOC Rioja
THE GRAPES: Tempranello and Graciano
PRICE: $11.99
THE WINE: Bodega Classica has been designed and built on top of a hill so it can benefit from a natural climate control, as it is mostly built underground, and even the vats have been chosen [...]

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2013 Trisaetum Williamette Valley Pinot Noir

Trisaetum

Posted Monday, November 9, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
REGION: Oregon
THE GRAPES: Pinot Noir
PRICE: $19.99
THE WINE: In 2003, Andrea and James Frey founded Trisaetum (Tris-say-tum) in a place where the climate and soil are ideal for growing Pinot Noir and Riesling. Located in the heart of Oregon’s Ribbon Ridge AVA, Trisaetum produces [...]

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2014 Campos de Suenos Verdejo

Campos

Posted Monday, November 2, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
REGION: Rueda
THE GRAPES: Verdejo
PRICE: $12.99
THE WINE: Made by a woman winemaker who only works with the Verdejo grape, Campos de Suenos is an estate-bottled Rueda made of 100% Verdejo. Rueda is located northwest of Madrid, and is a landlocked region with a continental [...]

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2013 Urban Uco Malbec

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Posted Monday, October 26, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Argentina
REGION: Cuyo
THE GRAPES: Malbec
PRICE: $10.49
THE WINE: The nose is packed out with black fruit all backed by black truffle. Bramble and black cherry are very much in evidence on the palate their richness enhanced by dark chocolate. Fresh bilberry, old leather and spicy [...]

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2012 Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico

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Posted Monday, October 19, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
REGION: Chianti
THE GRAPES: 90% Sangiovese, 5% Colorino and 5% Merlot.
PRICE: $16.99
THE WINE: Borgo Scopeto is a well-established estate in the Classico zone of Chianti which is owned by the quality-driven Elizabetta Gnudi. The first reference to Chianti Classico appeared in a document as [...]

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2012 Ridge Three Valleys

Ridge

Posted Monday, October 12, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
REGION: California
THE GRAPES: 82% Zin,12% Petite Sirah, 2% Alicante Bouschet and 4% Carignane
PRICE: $19.99
THE WINE: A wonderful Zinfandel blend from Sonoma County – the blend of Three Valleys changes every vintage to maintain the soft and supple style of the wine. This year [...]

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2012 Schild Estate Shiraz

Schild

Posted Monday, October 5, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia
REGION: Barossa
THE GRAPES: Syrah
PRICE: $15.99
THE WINE: A three-time Top 100 Wine of the Year winner, Schild Estate Barossa Shiraz is one of Australia’s most complex and interesting wines at a terrific price. The Schild name has a long history in the Barossa, dating [...]

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2014 Famille Perrin Cote du Rhone Blanc

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Posted Monday, September 28, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Cotes du Rhone
THE GRAPES: Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier
PRICE: $12.99
THE WINE: As proprietors of Château de Beaucastel in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and producers of La Vieille Ferme from the Côtes du Ventoux and Luberon, the Perrin family has demonstrated exceptionally high standards for nearly [...]

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2012 Dona Paula – Red Blend

Dona Paula

Posted Monday, September 21, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Argentina
REGION: Luján de Cuyo
THE GRAPES: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
PRICE: $19.99
THE WINE: Located in Ugarteche, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza Argentina, Dona Paula is an estate winery, producing wines from Dona Paula’s own vineyards in the winegrowing regions of Mendoza. Dona Paula’s history began [...]

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2013 La Crema Pinot Gris

La Crema

Posted Monday, September 7, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
REGION: Monterey
THE GRAPES: Pinot Gris
PRICE: $17.99
THE WINE: Slow-ripened in the cool coastal winds and fog of one of California’s finest growing regions, this bright, fruit-filled Monterey Pinot Gris (also known as Pinot Grigio) has been crafted to artisanal perfection, delivering unmatched aroma, complexity [...]

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2013 Conundrum White

Conundrum

Posted Monday, August 31, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
REGION: Napa, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Tulare counties
THE GRAPES: Non-varietal blend
PRICE: $19.99
THE PRODUCER: For five generations, my family has lived and loved the Napa Valley. Our grandfather settled here in the 1800s and from that moment forward, we’ve grown to understand there is simply [...]

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2011 Bodegas Convento de las Claras Ribera Del Duero ‘Heritage’

Heritage

Posted Monday, August 24, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
REGION: DOC Rioja
THE GRAPES: Tempranello
PRICE: $19.99
THE WINE: Bodegas Convento de las Claras was founded by Jose Carlos Alvarez, a legendary figure in Ribera del Duero who worked as a researcher for the D.O. Ribera del Duero region’s wine governing body for four and [...]

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2014 MAN Chenin Blanc

MAN

Posted Monday, August 17, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: South Africa
THE GRAPES: Chenin Blanc
PRICE: $9.99
THE WINE: The South Africans refer to Chenin Blanc as Steen, and the warm climate, deep soils and bush-vine vineyards of the region suit this Loire Valley grape. Dry but fruity, this is a terrific backyard, picnic or [...]

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2012 Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon

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Posted Monday, August 10, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
REGION: Napa
THE GRAPES: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
PRICE: $19.20
THE WINE: This wine is 2012 vintage has yielded a lush and appealing expression of Decoy Cabernet with alluring black cherry and raspberry jam aromas, as well as more [...]

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2014 Dinastia Vivanco Rioja Blanco

Vivanco Blanco

Posted Monday, June 16, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
REGION: DOC Rioja
THE GRAPES: Macabeo, Malvasia Bianca, Tempranillo
PRICE: $14.99
THE WINE: Located in Briones, La Rioja in northern Spain, the Vivanco winery is owned and managed by the Vivanco family. Third generation Pedro Vivanco is credited with expanding the family business from wine merchant [...]

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2011 Fattoria di Felsina – Chianti Classico Berardenga

chianti

Posted Monday, July 20, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
REGION: Tuscany/Chianti
THE GRAPES: Sangiovese
PRICE: $19.58
THE WINE: Ruby red with deep intensity and hue. Fruity, fine and elegant aromas dominated by wild berries accompanied by various spicy notes. Fruity on the palate with good tannins and a lingering finish.
TASTING NOTES: The 2011 Chianti Classico [...]

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2014 La Vielle Ferme Rose

La Vielle Ferme

Posted Monday, July , 2015

In our view, La Vielle Ferme wines are the best quality and value on the market today. The rose is one of the best we have tasted.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Rhone
THE GRAPES: Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah
PRICE: $8.99
THE WINE: Jean Pierre Perrin established La Vieille Ferme over 35 [...]

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2011 George Duboeuf Beaujolais-Village

Beaujolais

Posted Monday, July 6, 2015

The perfect summer wine when you feel like something red, but not heavy. Serve chilled.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Burgundy – Beaujolais
THE GRAPES: 100% Gamay
PRICE: $11.99
THE WINERY: For over 40 years Georges Duboeuf has been the Beaujolais region’s most renowned négociant and is today regarded in the wine [...]

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2011 Olivier Leflaive’s Aligote

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Posted Monday, June 29, 2015

Note: While this is a few dollars more than our $20.00 threshold, we liked it so much we decided to cross the threshold this one time.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Burgundy
THE GRAPES: 100% Aligot
PRICE: $22.99
THE WINE: The Leflaive family has been making wine in Puligny Montrachet since [...]

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2013 Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc

Ferrari

Posted Monday, June 22, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States
REGION: California – Sonoma
THE GRAPES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
PRICE: $16.99
THE WINE: Made of 100% Sauvignon Blanc, this is aged in 57% stainless steel and 43% older French oak and is a blend of Dry Creek, Alexander and Russian River fruit, all in Sonoma [...]

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2012 Nadia Cabernet Sauvignon

Nadia

Posted Monday, June 15, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
REGION: California, Santa Barbara
THE GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
PRICE: $19.99
THE WINE: This terrific California Cabernet is from the award-winning Laetitia Winery in Santa Barbara. A blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Merlot, it ‘dishes out deep, rich aromas [...]

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2010 Mazzoni Piemonte Barbara

Mazzoni

Posted Monday, June 8, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
REGION: Piedmont
THE GRAPES: Barbara
PRICE: $14.99
THE WINE: Mazzoni Piemonte DOC Barbera is the latest fruit of a collaboration between two Italian families: the Franceschi family in Italy and the Terlato family in the United States. It’s made from 100% Barbera grapes grown in the [...]

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2012 Argenta Malbec

Argento

Posted Monday, June 16, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Argentina
REGION: Mendoza
THE GRAPES: Malbec
PRICE: $13.99
TASTING NOTES: A Wine Spectator Daily Wine Pick: ‘This ripe red is filled with muscular flavors of dark plum, dried currant and mocha. Dark chocolate and mincemeat accents dominate the finish, complemented by plenty of Asian spice hints. Drink [...]

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2014 Bieler Pere et Fils Sabine Rosé

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Posted Monday, May 25, 201

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Provence
THE GRAPES: Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Grenache, Vermentino
PRICE: $11.99
THE WINEThis classic dry Provençale Rosé has pretty aromas of strawberries, rose petals and plums that continue into the palate. The mouth-feel of ‘Sabine’ is juicy with upfront fruit and a zesty, [...]

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2013 Chateau Bonnet Entre-Deux-Mers White

Bonnet

Posted Monday, May 18, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Bordeaux
THE GRAPES: Semillion, Sauvignon Blanc
PRICE: $11.49
THE PRODUCER: Here is the true story of an extraordinary love affair that has lasted for nearly half a century between Andre Lurton and the vineyards of Bordeaux. Andre Lurton is now one of the top three [...]

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2014 Whispering Angel Rose

Whispering Angel

Posted Monday, May 11, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Provence
THE GRAPES: Grenache, Rolle, Cinsault, Syrah and Tibouren.
PRICE: $19.99
THE WINE: Peach, white cherry and white raspberry notes mingle together, with a juicy feel through the stone-tinged finish. Great summertime wine
TASTING NOTES: This elegant wine displays a sense of power behind the delicate [...]

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2014 Montes Cherub Rosé of Syrah

Cherub

Posted Monday, May 5, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Chile
REGION: Colchagua
THE GRAPES: Syrah
PRICE: $14.99
TASTING NOTES: This has an unbelievably shiny, happy pink color due to contact with the skins of the Syrah grape. Bing cherry, wild strawberries, sweet herbs in the nose lead to flavors of spicy, juicy raspberries, cherries, more strawberries, [...]

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2012 TintoNegro Malbec

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Posted Monday, April 27, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Argentina
REGION: Mendoza
THE GRAPES: Malbec
PRICE: $13.99
THE WINE: TintoNegro, meaning ‘black wine’ in Spanish, is meant to celebrate the essence of Malbec in Mendoza. Known for its dark, blackish color, Malbec is definitely a Tinto Negro! TintoNegro was born of the long time friendship and [...]

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2012 Ramos Pinto Duas Quintas

Portugal

Posted Monday, April 20, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Portugal
REGION: Douro
THE GRAPES: 45% Touriga Nacional, 35% Touriga Franca, 5% Tinta Roriz, 5% Tinta da Barca, 4% Tinta Barroca, 2% Sousão, 2% Tinto Cão and 2%Tinta Amarela.
PRICE: $15.99
THE WINE: A wonderful red from the Ramos Pinto house in Portugal, this traditional blend is [...]

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2013 Domaine Jacourette – Côtes de Provence L’Ange et Luce Rose

Domanine

Posted Monday, March 30, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Provence
VARIETAL:: Rose
PRICE: $10.00
THE WINE: Domaine Jacourette is a family owned winery located in the heart of the Ste. Victoire Mountain sub-appellation of Provence, just east of Aix-en-Provence. The winery has been managed by the Dragon family for four generations, with daughter Helen [...]

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Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rosé

Lucien

Posted Monday, March 16, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Alsace
THE GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
PRICE: $19.99
THE WINE: Made of 100% Pinot Noir using the classic methode champenoise, this has strawberry red raspberry and vanilla suggestions that are enhanced by the wine’s wonderful ripeness and freshness, with saline and toast notes on the [...]

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2011 Petalos del Bierzo

Petalos

Posted Monday, March 9, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
REGION: Bierzo
THE GRAPES: Red Blend
PRICE: $17.08
TASTING NOTES: At the end of the day, if I really have to recommend a wine from this collection, the one I’d buy for my cellar, it will be the 2011 Petalos del Bierzo. It is 95% Mencia [...]

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2009 Vivanco

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Posted Monday, March 2, 2015

This was one of the most popular wines at the Grand Tasting during Jersey Shore Wine Weekend, held February 27-28, 2015 at the Ocean Place Resort in Long Branch.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
REGION: DOC Rioja
THE GRAPES: 100% Tempranello
PRICE: $14.99
THE WINE: The Vivanco family has been making wine [...]

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2012 Domaine de l’Ecu Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Gneiss

Gneiss

Posted Monday, February 16, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Loire Valley
THE GRAPES: Melon de Bourgogne
PRICE: $19.99
THE WINE: For many years, Domaine de l’Ecu was produced under the guidance of the talented Guy Bossard, holding its place in the top eschelon of Muscadet producers. The estate was also one of the early [...]

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2012 Weingut St. Urbans-Hof Estate Old Vine Riesling

Reisling

Posted Monday, February 2, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Germany
REGION: Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
THE GRAPES: Reisling
PRICE: $16.99
THE WINE: Top 100 Wine of the Year 2014 : St. Urbans-Hof is a high quality German estate which is a member of the elite VDP group. Of the 35,000+ labels produced in Germany, only about 180 are VDP [...]

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2011 Trapiche – Broquel Malbec Mendoza

Trapese

Posted Monday, January 26, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Argentina
REGION: Mendoza
THE GRAPES: Malbec
PRICE: $15.11
THE WINE: Aged 15 months in American and French oak barrels, the 2011 Broquel Malbec shows a complex balance of fruit and oak, with notes of currant, berries and a spicy finish.
TASTING NOTES: Layers of mulled spice, tar and [...]

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2009 Mas Belles Eaux Les Coteaux

Wine and Glasses

Posted Monday, January 19, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Languedoc
THE GRAPES: Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre
PRICE: $21.99
THE WINE: Les Coteaux by Mas Belles Eaux is an outstanding value in serious dry red wine from the Languedoc. After years searching in the south of France, the AXA company found an outstanding site capable [...]

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2011 Bogle Pinot Noir

Bogle Pinot

Posted Monday, January 12, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: California
REGION: Russian River Valley
THE GRAPES: Pinot Noir
PRICE: $9.61
TASTING NOTES: The first impression recalls a sun-dappled forest clearing, scattered with sweet wild strawberries and rustic mint. These hints of pine, bright berry and fresh herbs follow on the well-balanced palate, surrounded by soft suggestions [...]

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2010 Bodegas Montecillo Viña Cumbrero Crianza

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Posted Monday, January 5, 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
REGION: Rioja
THE GRAPES: 100% Tempranillo
PRICE: $22.99
THE WINE:  Top 100 Wine of the Year 2014 : this incredible value from Spain is made by Bodegas Montecillo. The Montecillo winery dates back to 1874 and is owned by one of Rioja’s most brilliant and [...]

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2011 Di Majo Norante Ramitello

Ramitello

Posted Monday, December 29, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
REGION: Molise, Biferno
THE GRAPES: Montepulciano 80% and Aglianico 20%
PRICE: $13.49
THE WINE: This wine’s fruit and spice flavors can stand nicely with stronger foods.
TASTING NOTES: The up-front mulberry and plum fruit is ripe and fleshy in this balanced red, with polished tannins. Notes of licorice [...]

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2012 M. Chapoutier Tournon Mathilda Victorian Shiraz

Shiraz

Posted Monday, December 22, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia
THE GRAPES: Shiraz
PRICE: $14.99
THE WINE: Made by Michel Chapoutier from 100% Victoria fruit in Australia. Chapoutier is known as perhaps the greatest winemaker of Syrah-based wines on the planet. He is the seventh generation in his family to produce wines. Their French domaine [...]

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2013 Domaine Bila-Haut Cotes du Roussillon Villages

Bila-Haut

Posted Monday, December 15, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Languedoc-Roussillon » Cotes de Roussillon Villages
THE GRAPES: Syrah, Carignan, Grenache
PRICE: $14.99
THE WINE: Domaine Bila-Haut is owned by the world-renowned Rhône Valley winemaker Michel Chapoutier. The estate is located in the Côtes du Roussillon of Languedoc, which borders the Rhône Valley and [...]

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2011 Concannon Petit Sirah Selected Vineyards

Concannon

Posted Monday, June 23, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
REGION: California, Central Coast
THE GRAPES: Petit Sirah
PRICE: $9.99
THE WINE: Our Selected Vineyards wines are well-loved varieties from select Central Coast vineyards and represent remarkable value. California’s Central Coast offers unmatched blending diversity from its multitude of microclimates. Cool region grapes contribute distinctive fresh [...]

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2011 Peter Lehmann “Clancy’s” Red Blend

Clancy's

Posted Monday, December 1, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia
REGION: Barossa
THE GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Syrah
PRICE: $17.99
THE WINE: Peter Lehmann’s Clancy’s is an easy-drinking and widely loved Australian red wine blend. Successive vintages of Clancy’s have earned acclaim in Australia, America and the United Kingdom for being splendid red wines at an incredibly competitive [...]

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2010 Cune Rioja Crianza

Cune

Posted Monday, November 17, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
REGION: Rioja
THE GRAPES: 90% Tempranillo with 10% Graciano, Garnacha and Mazuelo
PRICE: $14.99
THE WINE: Cune is located in Rioja Alavesa and released its first vintage in 1920. The Cune style is one that showcases the forward fruit of Alavesa while simultaneously possessing the structure [...]

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Vina Robles Red 4 Blend

Petite

Posted Monday, November 10, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: California
REGION: Paso Robles
THE GRAPES: Petite Sirah,Syrah,Tannat,Touriga Nacional
PRICE: $13.99
THE WINE: The Power of 4 – this Paso blend is more delicious than the sum of its parts. It combines grapes from our prestigious Huerhuero Vineyard located in the rolling hills of Paso Robles, where [...]

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2012 Drouhin – Vaudon Chablis

Chablis

Posted Monday, November 3, 2014

Tired of the oaky California Chardonnays? Try this delicious Chablis from Burgundy.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
France
REGION: Burgundy-Chablis
THE GRAPES: Chardonnay
PRICE: $17.99
THE WINE: Since 1880, Maison Joseph Drouhin has built a reputation for wines that primarily reflect their individual terroir and vintage. Faithfully preserving the individuality of each appellation, [...]

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A Little Bubbly for the Holidays-J Vineyards Cuvee Brut

J Vineyards

Posted Monday, October 27, 2014

With the Holidays approaching we sought out a sparkling wine that was close to our $20 or less goal and highly rated. J Vineyards fit the bill on both counts.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: California
REGION: Sonoma, Russian River valley
THE GRAPES: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Meunier
PRICE: $29.99
THE WINE: ‘J’ [...]

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2011 Famille Perrin Vinsobres Les Cornuds

Vinsobres

Posted Monday, October 20, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Rhone : Cotes du Rhone-Villages
THE GRAPES: Grenache, Syrah
PRICE: $19.99
THE WINE: The Perrin family has become the most important winemaking family of the Southern Rhône Valley and its diverse terroirs. With the same expertise and the same passion as they have for [...]

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2011 Breca Old Vine Garnacha

Breca

Posted Monday, October 13, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Champagne
THE GRAPES: 100% Garnacha
PRICE: $12.99
THE WINE: The vines for this wine in particular were planted between 1925 and 1945. They are located in the valleys between Sierra de Pardos and Sierra de Pena Blanca and planted in principally decomposed slate and gravely [...]

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2011 Philippine De Saint-Cyrille Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grande Réserve

Chateaneuf

Posted Monday, October 6, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Rhone; Chateauneuf-du-Pape
THE GRAPES: Grenache, Syrah
PRICE: $19.99
THE WINE: Made of mostly Grenache, a luscious raspberry flavored grape from the south of France, with varying percentages of Syrah and other Rhône varieties in the blend, Châteauneuf is ripe and red fruit-driven with purple flower, [...]

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2011 M. Chapoutier Belleruche Cotes-du-Rhone

Belleruche

Posted Monday, September 22, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: DOC Cote-du-Rhone
THE GRAPES: 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah
PRICE: $14.99
THE WINE: The vineyards of the red Côtes du Rhône “Belleruche” covers 4 departments (Drôme, Vaucluse, Gard and Ardèche) on different soils (clay and calcareous alluvial deposit terraces, clay…) giving to the “Belleruche” an extraordinary [...]

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2010 Rocca di Castagnoli Chianti Classico

Rocco

Posted Monday, September 15, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
REGION: Tuscany
THE GRAPES: 90% Sangiovese, 5% Colorino and 5% Canaiolo
PRICE: $16.99
THE WINE: Rocca di Castagnoli Chianti Classico is aged in both small oak casks and large tonneaux for 12 – 15 months followed by one year in bottle before release. Balanced, pure and [...]

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“E” by Locations

E by Locations

Posted Monday, September 8, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
REGION: Varied
THE GRAPES: A blend of Grenache/Garnacha, Tempranillo, Monastrell, and Carignan/Cariñena
PRICE: $15.99
CONCEPT: Locations is a simple concept made complicated that ultimately became a great deal of fun.
• The Simple: Make the best possible wine from a given country or location.
• The Complex: Going [...]

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2013 Bieler Pere et Fils Sabine Rosé

Bieler

Posted Monday, September 1, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Provence
THE GRAPES: 55% Syrah, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Granache
PRICE: $9.99
THE WINE: Bieler Père et Fils Rosé is an homage to Charles Bieler’s father, Philippe, who ushered he and his sister Mira into the wine business in the mid-1990s. This particular bottling was [...]

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2009 Château Les Grands Marechaux Premières Côtes de Blaye

Chateau Les Grands

Posted Monday, August 25, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Bordeaux
THE GRAPES: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
PRICE: $22.99
THE WINE: This small production red (2500 cases produced) is aged in 20% new oak and the grapes are hand picked. Owned by Guillaume Touton, the Les Grands Marechaux estate has sandy clay soils in the appellation [...]

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2011 The Diving Rod Chardonnay

The Divining Rod

Posted Monday, August 18, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States
REGION: Napa, Santa Lucia Highlands
THE GRAPES: 95% Chardonnay and 5% “a little magic” (Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier).
PRICE: $19.99
THE WINE: The Santa Lucia Highlands is hallowed ground for Chardonnay. In order to pay proper homage to the sun, vineyards in the region face [...]

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2013 Mas de la Dame Les Baux de Provence

Mas

Posted Monday, August 11, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Les Baux de Provence
THE GRAPES: 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 20% Cinsault
PRICE:
THE WINE: The breathtaking 16th-century wine estate of Mas de la Dame is situated in Les Baux de Provence, a charming medieval village perched atop a rocky outcrop in southern France’s [...]

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2013 Domaine Houchart Cotes de Provence Rose

Domaine Houchart

Posted Monday, August 4, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Provence
THE GRAPES: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre
PRICE: $10.99
THE WINE: Domaine Houchart is located at the foot of Mount St. Victoire near Aix en Provence. Today, the domaine is owned by Genevieve Quiot, who inherited it her great-grandfather, Aurelien Houchart. By the [...]

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2010 Chateau Tour St. Bonnet

Chateau Tour

Posted Monday, July 28, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Bordeaux-Medoc
THE GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
PRICE: $24.99
THE WINE: This well-situated estate is comprised of close to 100 acres planted to 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 5% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot with an average vine age of 35 years. Classified as [...]

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2012 Cave de Lugny Macon Charmes Chardonnay

Les Charmes

Posted Monday, July 21, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Burgundy, Maconnais
THE GRAPES: Chardonnay
PRICE: $12.99
THE WINE: Cave de Lugny is a cooperative of over 250 wine-growing estates and 3,707 acres all AOC Burgundy- Mâconnais. Controlling approx 1/3 of production of Southern Burgundy and approx 50% of the total production of the Mâconnais. [...]

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2012 Two Hands Angel’s Share Shiraz

Two Hands

Posted Monday, July 14, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia
REGION: McLaren Vale
THE GRAPES: Syrah
PRICE: $24.99
THE WINE: Angel’s Share Shiraz is a classy style of Shiraz made from fruit sourced in the McLaren Vale region of Australia. Glossy dark cherry, mulberry fruit with fresh acidity and fine tannins make this a balanced example [...]

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2009 Domaine de la Grand Ribe Côtes du Rhône Villages Centenaire

Cote du Rhone

Posted Monday, July 7, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Rhone : Cotes du Rhone-Villages
THE GRAPES: Grenache, Syrah
PRICE: $16.99
THE WINE: Just 20% of the Côtes-du-Rhône region is entitled to add ‘Villages’ after the ‘Côtes-du-Rhône’ designation. These wines are made from the very best vineyard sites and emulate much grander wines such as [...]

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2011 Domaine Thierry et Pascale Matrot Chardonnay

Domaine Thierry

Posted Monday, June 30, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Burgundy
THE GRAPES: Chardonnay
PRICE: $19.99
THE WINE: Owned and managed by the new generation, Matrot is producing classic wines with a few modern changes such as the stelvin closure (screwcap!) for their ‘everyday’ white here, which is made from de-classified Meursault. We love the [...]

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2013 Château Miraval Cotes de Provence Rose

miraval

Posted Monday, June 23, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Provence
THE GRAPES: Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Vermentino
PRICE: $24.99
THE WINE: Miraval is one of the hottest dry Rosé wines on the market, from Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. It is made by Marc Perrin, from the world famous Beaucastel estate [...]

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2009 Vina Herminia Excelsus Rioja

Vina

Posted Monday, June 16, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
REGION: DOC Rioja
THE GRAPES: Grenache, Tempranello
PRICE: $19.99
THE WINE: This TOP 100 WINE OF THE YEAR 2013 nabbed the #39 spot on the list. Made by Vina Herminia, the Excelsus Rioja is made of 50% Tempranillo and 50% Garnacha. Located in the Rioja Baja, [...]

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Bastianich Adriatico Friulano

Bastianich

Posted Monday, May 26, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
REGION:  Colli Orientali area of Friuli
THE GRAPES: 100% (Tocai) Friulano
PRICE: $15.99
THE WINE: Friulano is the most typical white wine in Friuli, the northernmost region of Italy. It is an indigenous grape variety grown in Friuli for hundreds of years. Our Friulano is produced [...]

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Fontana Candida Frascati

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Posted Monday, May 19, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
REGION: Lazio
THE GRAPES: 60% , 30% , 10%
PRICE: $9.99
THE WINE: Throughout the world, Fontana Candida is synonymous with Frascati. This ancient [...]

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2011 Nine Stones Shiraz

Nine Stones

Posted Monday, May 12, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia
REGION: Barossa Valley
THE GRAPES: 100% Syrah
PRICE: $14.99
THE WINE: The wine celebrates the Celtic heritage of the winery’s founder. The Celts left many groups of standing stones, including Stonehenge, thought to have been the tribal meeting places. Many groups of stones remain today, including [...]

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2011 Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Gris les Princes Abbes

Domaines

Posted Monday, May 5, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Alsace
THE GRAPES: Pinot Gris
PRICE: $16.99
THE WINE: The vineyards of Domaines Schlumberger were originally planted by the Romans and were later controlled by the Prince Abbotts of Murbach, an order of monks who established their seat at the town of Guebwiller in the [...]

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2012 Equinoxe Croze Hermitage

Equinoxe

Posted Monday, April 28, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Rhone: Croze Hermitage
THE GRAPES: Syrah
PRICE: $16.99
THE WINE: Maxime Graillot, son of famed Crozes-Hermitage pioneer Alain Graillot, began making very small quantities of Crozes-Hermitage with the 2004 vintage. Compared to Alain’s wines, Maxime’s are similarly exuberant and expressive, yet perhaps with a bit [...]

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2012 Dominio de Eguren Protocolo Blanco

Protocolo

Posted Monday, April 21, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
REGION: Vino de la Tierra
THE GRAPES: 70% Airen and 30% Macabeo
PRICE: $8.99
THE WINE: The grapes come from Finca La Mota, a 60+ acre vineyard that is 2,700 feet in elevation with clay/limestone soils. The wine is tank-fermented with a dry, crisp, yet fruit-driven [...]

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2012 Domaine de Bernier Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Posted Monday, April 14, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Loire Valley
THE GRAPES: Chardonnay
PRICE: $10.99
THE WINE: This juicy little number is from the northern region of the Loire Valley in France, and is made by a very good Muscadet producer. This helps explain why although the wine is 100% Chardonnay, it [...]

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2013 The Domaine de La Citadelle Le Châtaignier Rose

LeChataignier-Rose

Posted Monday, April 7, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
REGION: Luberon
THE GRAPES: Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
PRICE: $17.00
TASTING NOTES: The Domaine de la Citadelle le Châtaignier is a delicious rosé wine from Luberon in the Rhone Valley. A fruit-driven, light-bodied wine, bone dry wine, it combines a delicate texture with gentle hints of [...]

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2010 Rocca di Castagnoli Chianti Classico

chianti

Posted Monday, March 31, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
REGION: Tuscany
THE GRAPES: Made of 90% Sangiovese, 5% Colorino and 5% Canaiolo
PRICE: $16.99
THE WINE: Rocca di Castagnoli Chianti Classico is aged in both small oak casks and large tonneaux for 12 – 15 months followed by one year in bottle before release. Balanced, [...]

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2011 Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel

Bogle Old Vine

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
REGION: California
THE GRAPES: 100% Zinfandel
PRICE: $12.99
THE WINE: Look for blackberry, black cherry and raspberry flavors in this old vine Zinfandel. The Bogle family sources grapes from Amador and Lodi counties, with 60-80 year old vines. Head-trained, dry farmed vines are prized for their production of small, concentrated [...]

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2012 SeaGlass Chardonnay

Seaglass

Posted Monday, March 17, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA, Santa Barbara
GRAPES:  100% Chardonnay
PRICE: $10.99
VINEYARD/TASTING NOTES: The 585 acre “Los Alamos” Chardonnay vineyard is nestled in Santa Barbara’s rolling hills, a climate considered by many to be ideal for Burgundian varietals. The cool ocean air and abundant fog of Santa Barbara County [...]

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2012 Aime Roquesante Cotes de Provence Cuvee Speciale

Provence

Posted Monday, March 10, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France, Provence
GRAPES:  Rose blend of, Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah
PRICE: $13.99
TASTING NOTES: Produced from a selection of the best varietals, Cinsault, Grenache, and Syrah. This wine expresses the aromas and typical flavors of the Viduaban vineyard. The combination of an ultra-modern winery and traditional wine marking [...]

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2011 Bogle Petit Sirah

Bogle Petit

Posted Monday, March 3, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
REGION: California
PRICE: $10.49
THE WINE: Showcasing trademark characteristics, the wine is impressively inky, dark and luscious in the glass. Supple fruits, including wild blackberry and Oregon blueberry, are distinct both in the aromatics and on first sip. Concentrated and rich, savory notes of toasty [...]

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2011 Klinker Old Vine Zinfandel

Klinker

Posted Monday, February 24, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA, California
GRAPES:  Zinfandel
PRICE: $17.99
TASTING NOTES:
The most rich, intense and multi-dimensional zinfandel tends to be produced from “Old Vines”, vines that are at least 50 years old. “Old Vines”, also known as Ancient Vines, Gnarly vines, Old Timer Vines, Old World Vines or Old [...]

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2012 Campogrande Orvieto Classico DOC

Orvieto

Posted Monday, February 17, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy, Orvieto
GRAPES: 40% Procanico, 40% Grechetto, 15% Verdello, 5% Drupeggio and Malvasia.
PRICE: $12.99
TASTING NOTES: Straw yellow in color, the wine’s aromas are fresh with floral and fruity notes which recall pears and orange flowers. On the palate the wine is supple and crisp with [...]

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2012 Chateau Graville-Lacoste

Chateau-Graville-Lacoste

Posted Monday, February 3, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France-Bordeau
GRAPES: Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc
PRICE: $18.99
TASTING NOTES:  White Bordeaux is famous for blending the lush Semillon grape with the vibrant Sauvignon Blanc. Together they are exceptionally refreshing yet offer a distinct elegance that can only come from the mineral rich soil of Bordeaux. [...]

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2012 Sillogi Moraitis

Posted Monday, February 3, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Greece
GRAPES: 50% Assyrtiko organic grapes and 50% Malagousia organic grapes
PRICE: $14.99
TASTING NOTES: This fine quality estate is owned by Manolis Moraitis whose grandfather founded the winery in 1910. Today Moraitis is the only privately owned wine estate on the island, and Manolis is [...]

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2012 Peter Zemmer Pinot Grigio

Peter Zemmer

Posted Monday, January 27, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
GRAPES: Pinot Grigio – Alto Adige DOC 
PRICE: $15.99
TASTING NOTES: This Pinot Grigio is a selection of the best vineyards of the valley floor  and steep slopes near the vineyard estate. It florishes under outstanding climatic conditions on a stony, sandy and extremely [...]

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2010 Urban Ribera

Urban

Posted Monday, January 20, 2014

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
REGION: Castilla Y Leon,Ribera del Duero
THE GRAPES: 100% Tempranello
PRICE: $12.49
TASTING NOTES: “The 2010 Urban Ribera is from younger Tinta del Pais vines in Berlangas and Roa-Burgos that sees three months in French oak barrels. It has an understated bouquet of raspberry leaf and [...]

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2011 Idaba Chenin Blanc

Indaba

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: South Africa
GRAPES: 100% Chenin Blanc
PRICE: $8.49
TASTING NOTES: This wine offers insane value at a cost of only $7. Medium-bodied with a thick and luscious mouth feel, crisp and clean flavors of zesty citrus and melon, nice minerality and even a bit of spice, it’s hard imaging anyone [...]

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2009 Palazzo Della Torre-Veronese

Palazzo

OVERVIEW: This blend is a smooth, fullbodied cru made in an innovative ripasso style. After the harvest, the grapes from the Palazzo della Torre vineyard follow two different paths: 70% of the grapes picked are vinified immediately, and the remaining 30% are left to dry until the end of December. [...]

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2012 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier

Pine Ridge

OVERVIEW: In the early 1990s, Pine Ridge crafted this unusual and delectable blend as an experimental bottling, creating one of our most beloved and popular wines. This unique marriage of two varietals that would never share the same bottle in their native France unites the crisp, honeyed fruit of Chenin [...]

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2011 Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon

Los Vascos

OVERVIEW: In the mid-nineteenth century, two of the leading Chilean wine producers brought vines from Bordeaux to improve the quality of the original vineyard of Vina Los Vascos. Chile’s natural geographic frontiers protected it from the Phyloxera epidemic of the late nineteenth century and resulted in an unbroken line of [...]

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2008 Dinastia Vivanco Crianza

Rioja

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
REGION: DOC Rioja
THE GRAPES: 100% Tempranello
PRICE: $14.99
THE WINE: The vineyards are located in Rioja Alta. Fermentation took place in French oak vats giving the wine added depth. It was aged in a combination of French and American oak barriques for 16 months, followed by an additional 6 [...]

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2012 LAYA D.O.P. Almansa Old Vines

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COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
GRAPES: 70% Garnacha Tintorera 30% Monastrell Aged in French oak 4 months
PRICE: $8.99

TASTING NOTES: Produced in alcareous soils (alkaline, high pH soil.) 700-1000 feet above sea level. Dark cherry color with violet reflections. In the nose, notes of red and black ripe fruit stand out along with [...]

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