Spectacular Red Wines from Tuscany and Piedmont plus Premium wines from Argentina lead the Vintages Release October 15


The highlights of the October 15 Vintages Release of wines include some specactular red wines from Tuscany and Piedmont as well as premium red and white wines from Argentina.

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2009 Catena Alta Chardonnay Bodega Catena Zapata, Estate Lots, Mendoza, Argentina


Rich and full-bodied with generous layers of tropical fruit, peach and green apple. Just the right amount of smoke to create a luscious package of complete satisfaction for Chardonnay lovers. Drink: 2011-2016.

$39.95
Score: 92/100
Top Rated White Wine

Pair with: rich seafood pasta dishes, boiled lobster, grilled pork tenderloin.

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2008 Penfolds Riesling Thomas Hyland, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Classic Riesling: love this style! Very flinty, wet rock on the nose followed by mouth-watering lime zest, white peach. Perfect food wine. Drink: 2011-2015.

$19.95
Score: 91/100
Top Rated White Wine

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2009 Santa Carolina Chardonnay Barrica Selection, Casablanca Valley, Chile

Stunning for this price point! Rich, toasted almonds wrap around a core of green apple vibrancy. Balanced and luscious, with loads of hedonistic happiness. This is an amazing party wine and it also works well for dinner parties. Drink: 2011-2014.

$13.95
Score: 89/100
Best Value White Wine

Pair with: crab cakes, roast pork.

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2009 Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer Réserve, A.C., Alsace, France

Drink: 2011-2017.

$17.95
Score: 92/100
Best Value White Wine

Pair with: rich seafood dishes, mildly spiced Thai foods.

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Bollinger Brut Special Cuvée, A.C., Champagne, France

Love it! Muscular, rich, toasty and full-bodied… just like James Bond who loved this bubbly. Spectacularly well-made… you will never, ever be disappointed with it… or will I if you give it as a gift. Drink: 2011-2016.

$69.95
Score: 95/100
Top Rated Sparkling Wine

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Bernard-Massard Brut Cuvée De L'écusson Méthode Traditionnelle, Luxembourg

Solid budget bubbly with toasty notes and good refreshment. Drink: 2011-2013.

$16.95
Score: 88/100
Best Value Sparkling Wine

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2009 Doña Paula Estate Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

Love it! Gorgeously ripe black and purple plums with a lovely twist of dark spices and savoury juiciness. Beautifully structured and satisfying. Perfect for dinner parties and pizza night. Drink: 2011-2014

$17.95
Score: 91/100
Best Value Red Wine

Pair with: pizza.

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2010 Montes Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenère Limited Selection, Apalta Vineyard, Colchagua Valley, Chile

What crafty winemaking here! Just the right blend of the two grapes to produce a wine that is packed with dark fruit flavour but also has length, balance and depth. Pretty amazing for the price point! Drink: 2011-2014.

$14.95
Score: 89/100
Best Value Red Wine

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2007 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California

I’m in love and his name is Shafer! How can I count the ways? Maybe the blackberry-black currant fruit? The smoke and judicious weave of oak? The incredible length that leaves you whimpering for more? Who knows. This winemaker is merciless. Drink: 2011-2018.

$79.95
Score: 94/100
Top Rated Red Wine

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2010 Two Hands Shiraz Grenache Mataro Brave Faces, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

A dependably delicious red. Rich, full-bodied and smooth with juicy flavours of black plums and blackberries. What more could you want? Drink: 2011-2015.

$33.95
Score: 92/100
Top Rated Red Wine

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