• La Gerla Rosso di Montalcino 2015

    Brilliant, medium garnet/ruby color. The nose is moderately intense offering scents of boysenberry, red cherry, and baking spices with supporting notes of forest floor and violet. The palate confirms the nose delivering a red fruit-driven core with flavors of raspberry and earth. The finish is long and lingering with soft tannins. Medium-bodied and nicely balanced with a supple texture. The La Gerla Rosso is made from 15 year-old vines on the estate and then aged one year before release (eight months in Slovenian oak). $23 – 4 Stars – 90 points

  • Celler Masroig Sola Fred Montsant 2017

    Brilliant, deep ruby color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of black cherry and slate with supporting notes of black fruits, sour cherry, and forest floor. The palate confirms the nose delivering a black fruit-driven core with flavors of cassis and five spice. The finish is long and lingering with supple tannins. Medium to full-bodied and perfectly balanced with a velvety texture. This wine boldly proves that you don't need oak to create a complex red. Made with 100% Carignan and it's absolutely delicious! $13.99 – 4.5 Stars – 95 points

  • Troon Vineyard Estate - Kubli Bench Cuvée Côt Malbec Applegate Valley 2016

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    Brilliant, deep ruby color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of black cherry and five spice with supporting notes of leather, black tea, plum, and balsamic. The palate echoes the nose delivering a red and black fruits-driven core with flavors of boysenberry and sour cherry with accents of earth and vanilla. The finish is long and lingering with firm tannins. Medium to full-bodied and perfectly balanced with a opulent texture. $35 – 4.5 Stars – 95 points

  • Troon Vineyard Estate - Kubli Bench Zinfandel Applegate Valley 2017

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    Brilliant, medium violet color. The nose is moderately intense offering scents of blueberry, black currant, and rhubarb with supporting notes of cranberry and fig. The palate echoes the nose delivering a red and black fruits-driven core with flavors of boysenberry and mineral. The finish is long and lingering with silky tannins. Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with a supple texture. This Zinfandel is co-fermented with 3% Petite Sirah (a frequent varietal partner) and the wine is matured in seasoned, mature oak for a period of 12 months. $20 – 4 Stars – 91 points

  • Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Adelaida District 2016

    Brilliant, deep ruby color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of blackberry, cassis, and eucalyptus with supporting notes of black tea, black cherry, and smoked meat. The palate echoes the nose delivering a black fruit-driven core with flavors of black plum, hibiscus flower, and anise. The finish is long and lingering with chewy tannins and sweet mineral accents. Full-bodied and perfectly balanced with a opulent texture. Made with a blend of 46% Mourvedre, 31% Syrah, 18% Grenache, and 5% Counoise. We have loved every release of the great Esprit de Tablas but this may be our favorite. $60 – 5 Stars – 98 points

  • Tablas Creek Mourvedre Adelaida District 2016

    Brilliant, medium ruby color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of plum and blackberry with supporting notes of pomegranate, cocoa, and baking spices. The palate echoes the nose delivering a red and black fruits-driven core with flavors of raspberry, earth, and slate. The finish is long and lingering with chewy tannins and tart red fruits. Full-bodied and perfectly balanced with a opulent texture. Made with 100% Mourvedre. A delicious Mourvedre — just as good as their great 2015 Mourvedre. $40 – 4.5 Stars – 94 points

  • Tongue Dancer Wines Putnam Vineyard Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2016

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    Brilliant, deep ruby color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of black cherry and black tea with supporting notes of boysenberry, earth, slate, and violet. The palate confirms the nose delivering a red and black fruits-driven core with flavors of red cherry and hibiscus flower. The finish is long and lingering featuring accents of allspice and oak with ripe tannins. Medium to full-bodied and perfectly balanced with a supple texture. 100% Pinot Noir $65 – 4.5 Stars – 96 points

  • Cincinnato Raverosse Cori 2016

    Brilliant, deep ruby color. The nose is moderately intense offering scents of blackberry, raspberry, and slate with supporting notes of dried herbs and five spice. The palate confirms the nose delivering a red and black fruits-driven core with flavors of black cherry and subtle sweet oak accents. The finish is long and lingering with supple tannins. Medium to full-bodied and perfectly balanced with a vibrant and juicy texture. Made with a blend of 50% Nero Buono, 30% Montepulciano, 20% Cesanese. Lovely to drink on it's own but it really shines with rich stews, roasted mushrooms, or roasted pork. $15 – 4 Stars – 91 points

  • Nia Pinot Noir California 2016

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    Brilliant, medium ruby color. The nose is moderately intense offering scents of red cherry and raspberry with supporting notes of pomegranate, mineral, and hints of black tea. The palate echoes the nose delivering a red fruit-driven core with flavors of red currant and rose petals. The finish is long and lingering with subtle tart cherry accents and supple tannins. Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with a silky texture. An undisputed best buy. $9.99 – 4 Stars – 93 points

  • Lucas & Lewellen Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County 2015

    Brilliant, medium ruby color. The nose is moderately intense offering scents of raspberry and strawberry with supporting notes of slate and hints of baking spices. The palate confirms the nose delivering a red fruit-driven core with flavors of boysenberry and lavender. The finish is long and lingering with subtle oak accents and soft tannins. Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with a supple texture. The grapes are sourced from Los Alamos Valley Vineyards and Goodchild Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley. $20 – 4 Stars – 92 points

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