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    Valenti 2017 Enrico IV Etna Bianco

    $19.99$84.00

    Sicily Italy
    Enjoyabilityfactor 92 Rating
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    Straw yellow flows the Cantine Valenti Enrico IV Etna Bianco DOC into the glass and looks through the glass with a dense and oily curtain. On the nose, Enrico IV develops spicy nuances of mango, kiwi, mandarin orange zest and lime, accompanied the fruit aroma by curled aromas such as mint and basil. In the end, there is something flint that reproduces the distinctive terroir of Etnas with its volcanic soils.

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    Valle Reale 2016 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

    $14.99$167.88

    Abruzzi Italy
    Bright ruby-red in color, this youthful red offers explosive aromas of blueberries, cherries, licorice, and sweet spices. On the palate, it is medium-bodied with plentiful acidity and a pleasant finish. This wine can be served before a meal, but it pairs well with meatballs, tomato sauces, eggplant parmigiana, and risotto ai funghi.WBC

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  • Varner Chardonnay Bee Block

    Varner 2013 Chardonnay Amphitheater Block

    $39.99

    Spring Ridge Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains
    Antonio Galloni 95 Rating
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    Varner's Chardonnay Amphitheater Block is rich, ample and super-expressive. Lemon peel, almonds, chamomile, earthiness, dried apricot and sage meld together effortlessly. The 2013 Amphitheater is a classic Varner Chardonnay built on phenolic intensity and plenty of savory/floral notes that add nuance, while the fruit is pushed a bit into the background. Bob and Jim Varner have turned out another magnificent set of wines at Varner and Neely. Vintage 2013 appears to have favored the Chardonnays – which are truly superb – over the Pinots. The Varners describe 2013 as a year with vine stress because of the drought, but add that there were no heat spikes or other weather shocks. As always, the Varner Chardonnays are built on breadth, power and a sense of phenolic intensity that is one of the signatures of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The Chardonnays see only about eight months in barrel and are bottled in July, but then not released for almost another year.

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    Varner 2014 Chardonnay Bee Block Spring Ridge Vineyard

    $59.99$329.94

    Santa Cruz Mountains California
    Wine Advocate 95 Rating
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    Clearly the star of the show, the 2014 Chardonnay Bee Block Spring Ridge Vineyard is the most complete, layered and persistent white in the lineup. Possessing medium to full-bodied richness, solid mid-palate depth and fabulous precision and focus, with classy notes of sautéed apples, crushed rocks, spice and flowers, it opens up beautifully with time in the glass and is a killer white that readers need to seek out. I like it today, but I've no doubt this beauty will keep for a decade or more. BX-11

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    Vecchio Marone 2013 Amarone Della Valpolicella

    $299.88

    Veneto Italy
    Enjoyabilityfactor 89 Rating
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    The Vecchio Marone is made of 80% Corvina and 20% Molinara, and is an exceptional value for a rich, smooth, black cherry fruit-driven Amarone. MT

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    Vecchio Marone 2017 Edizione Privata Rosso

    $12.99$132.00

    Veneto Italy
    Enjoyabilityfactor 90 Rating
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    Dark red color with violet hints. Nose of cherry, blueberry, chocolate, and ripe dark fruits. Juicy, silky wine, with well integrated notes of oak. It's well balanced, complex, with a great length and a fruity finish. MT
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  • Pintia

    Vega Sicilia 2013 Pintia

    $52.99

    Toro Spain
    Wine Advocate 93 Rating
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    The challenge in Toro is to achieve the elegance usually linked with the name of Vega Sicilia, and with the 2013 Pintia, it's achieved by fine-tuning the harvest date to maintain the freshness of aromas and acidity of the wine. The grapes were picked between September 26th and October 10th and fermented after a cold soak. Malolactic occurred in 70% French barrels, 25% American oak and the remaining 5% in Hungarian barriques. It's a more elegant year for Pintia, as cooler vintages usually help counterbalance the natural power of Toro. It's also a lighter year with good freshness, and this showed a fine thread on the palate and was nicely textured, elegance within the rusticity of the zone.
    SWS R9-4

  • Venge Res

    Venge 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve

    $148.98

    Napa Valley California
    Jeb Dunnuck 95-97 Rating
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    Also from barrel, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve is a finished blend and is all Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville. It too is a big, rich, powerful wine that has tons of blackcurrants, chocolate, scorched earth, truffle, and violets aromas and flavors. These carry over to the palate, where the wine is uber-full-bodied yet light and graceful, with present tannins. It's going to need short-term cellaring but is unquestionably a thrilling example of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon.

  • Venge 2014 Scout’s Honor Red

    Venge 2016 Scout’s Honor Red

    $39.99$227.94

    Napa Valley California
    The 2016 marks the 5th straight year of a stunning vintage for Scout’s Honor. This plush, intense red blend honors our late and beloved Labrador Retriever, Scout. Based on a tradition of producing a full bodied and delicious red wine, we start with a base of old-vine Zinfandel and build upon that with dry-farmed Petite Sirah, old-vine Charbono, and finish with mountain vineyard Syrah. The result is an unpretentious red wine that is ready to enjoy upon release.

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