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Vintages Release September 29, 2012

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Red Wine

Doña Paula Los Cardos Malbec 2011, Mendoza, Argentina: Full-bodied with big purple and black plums. Fleshy and full-bodied, willing to go where you want to go. Malbec food pairings: grilled red meat, hard cheeses. Drink: 2012 - 2014 48322 13.8% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. September 2012. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château La Haye Meritage 2006, A.C., Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux, France: Pleasantly bitter dark fruit and tar. Full-bodied and meaty with a smoky finish. Decant 2-3 hours. Drink: 2012 - 2016 230334 13% D 750 mL $28.95 Score: 88/100. September 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Abreu Callado Reserva 2009, Alentejano, Portugal: Juicy and full-bodied with dark red fruit and a savoury note through the core. Great price. Drink: 2012 - 2015 280586 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. September 2012. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château St. Georges Blend - Meritage 2009, A.C., St-Georges St-Émilion, Bordeaux, France: Complex and rich with layers of dark red fruit and smoke. A great wine though over-priced by $10. Blend - Meritage food pairings: rich beef dish, lamb dishes. 960310 12.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 89/100. September 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Les Genêts Chusclan Vign. Laudun Chusclan 2009, A.C., Côtes Du Rhône-Villages, France: Cedar forest and black raspberries gathered around the tree in the deepest part of the woods. Some sunlight shafts of red raspberry run through it. Drink: 2012 - 2015 245399 14% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. September 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, W.O., Stellenbosch, South Africa: Savoury, juicy and loaded with black fruit. Smooth and satisfying like a hole in one. Drink: 2012 - 2015 278358 14.6% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 89/100. September 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Coyote's Run Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Generous oak but good cherry fruit coming up the centre to absorb it. Medium- to full-bodied and silky-smooth. Pinot Noir food pairings: blackened beef and a side of braised Ontario beets. Drink: 2012 - 2016 53090 12.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masi Brolo Campofiorin Oro Appaxximento 2008, I.G.T., Rosso Del Veronese, Veneto, Italy: Smooth, full-bodied and lovely with mocha and dark fruit goodness. Food pairings: Mushroom Paprikash, Grilled Lamb Kabobs, Steak Sandwich, Flank Steak, Spaghetti Carbonara. Drink: 2012 - 2016 976092 14% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. September 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thatched Hut Lismore Wines Pinot Noir 2011, Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand: Juicy and soft but not wimpy. Cherry-berry with very pleasing mouth-watering action. Pinot Noir food pairings: rare roast beef. Drink: 2012 - 2015 242933 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. September 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cathedral Cellar Triptych Kwv 2008, W.O., Western Cape, South Africa: Smooth and delicious with full-bodied layers of fleshy black plums. Smoky and smooth. Amazingly great price. Drink: 2012 - 2015 53124 14.4% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. September 2012. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Zinfandel 2009, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Supple, full-bodied yet mellow like smoking a cigar while watching the out-takes from Tango in Paris. Dark fruit and a long finish. Drink: 2012 - 2016 203208 14% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 90/100. September 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beaulieu Vineyard Bv Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Napa Valley California, United States: Californian royalty: classic cassis and blackcurrant with understated from the oak. Full-bodied and smooth. Perfect for dinner parties meant to impress. Drink: 2012 - 2016 987420 14.5% D 750 mL $25.95 Score: 90/100. September 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Ema Amplus One Carmenere 2008, Peumo, Chile: Classic and balanced: bursting with flavour yet supreme finesse. Love it! Dark fruit and a juicy layering that keeps giving. Drink: 2012 - 2015 169987 14% D 750 mL $23.95 Score: 91/100. September 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Les Vignes Bila-Haut M. Chapoutier 2010, A.C., Midi, France: A spectacular wine, let alone for this price. Get yourself a case or two if you love juicy, full-bodied reds with racy, spicy dark red fruit, cedar notes and long-lasting pleasure. Drink: 2012 - 2017 168716 14% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 91/100. September 2012. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Crau De Ma Mère Vign. Mayard, Prop.-Récolt. 2010, A.C., Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Rhône, France: Spicy dark red fruit and black heart of the centre of this wine. The alcohol is high but just balanced. You're going to need a big juicy steak with this one. Drink: 2012 - 2017 941740 14.5% XD 750 mL $44.95 Score: 91/100. September 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, High Mountain Vines, Mendoza, Argentina: One of the best vintages of this wine: supremely satisfying velvet texture with gorgeously fleshy black plums and dark berries. Perfect for dinner parties or casual gatherings. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pepper steak, beef empanadas. Drink: 2012 - 2016 985002 13.9% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. September 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Luca Malbec 2009, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Juicy and full-bodied with huge purple and black plums and fleshy blackberries. Great price. Drink: 2012 - 2016 167312 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. September 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stonier Pinot Noir 2010, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia: Delightful! Happy cherries tickle the senses. Lovely satin texture and finish that makes you long for more and more. Drink: 2012 - 2016 25338 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. September 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kooyong Estate Pinot Noir 2010, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia: Big acidity but keep going and a world of cherry happiness shall be made known to you. Fleshy and satin, pleasure and friction. Medium- to full-bodied. Drink: 2012 - 2016 282673 13% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 92/100. September 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Riorret Merricks Grove Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia: Full-bodied yet low and mellow like Neil Diamond played low and sweet. Fleshy black cherries and some spice on the finish. Drink: 2012 - 2016 282657 13.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 92/100. September 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Terra Noble Gran Reserva Carmenère 2009, Maule Valley, Chile: Gorgeous! Layers with voluptuously fleshy black plums and berries. This wine goes on and on and on. Thank-you. Drink: 2012 - 2015 957050 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 92/100. September 2012. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cambria Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara, California, United States: Cherry-berry festival for your mouth. Lively, medium- to full-bodied and silky. Bring it -- to my house pls. Drink: 2012 - 2016 980482 14.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. September 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cline Cellars Ancient Vines Zinfandel 2010, California, United States: Juicy wonderful with jubilant purple and black plums. Smooth and endless. Drink: 2012 - 2015 719211 15% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. September 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine De Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem M. Chapoutier 2009, A.C., Côtes Du Roussillon-Villages Latour De France, Midi, France: Rich, velvet fleshy black raspberries loll over your tongue and release their juicy flavour as you move the wine around in your mouth. Full-bodied and pleasurable. Close your eyes. Drink: 2012 - 2018 643239 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. September 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tarras The Canyon Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008, Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand: Falling into you! Love this so much. Silk sheets of cherry satin lap across the palate. Medium- to full-bodied and ultra-pleasing. Drink: 2012 - 2016 287219 14% XD 750 mL $46.95 Score: 94/100. September 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard La Consulta Malbec 2008, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Cigar box borne on a river of black plum pleasure. Full-bodied with lapping layers of liquid velvet. This is the one to pour if you want to celebrate anything, including just opening this bottle. Drink: 2012 - 2018 132357 14.7% D 750 mL $89.95 Score: 95/100. September 2012. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Road 13 Vineyards Castle Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada: Tart cherries with lots of mouth-watering acidity. Medium-bodied and smooth. Cries out for food, such as lamb and anything with a tangy or acidic sauce. Drink: 2012 - 2015 508671 13.6% XD 750 mL $45.00 Score: 87/100. September 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Dog Point Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Grassy great and refreshing! It's a burst of lemon sunshine on a cloudy day. Great food wine. Drink: 2012 - 2014 677450 13.5% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 90/100. September 2012. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alamos The Wines Of Catena Torrontés 2011, Salta, Argentina: Pretty and floral with very pleasant lime blossom aromas. Medium-bodied and ultra food-friendly. Torrontés food pairings: Asian dishes, fresh seafood salad. Drink: 2012 - 2014 81539 13.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. September 2012. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stonier Chardonnay 2010, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia: Buttery but not heavy, full-bodied and layered. Drink: 2012 - 2015 25353 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. September 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Palmina Larner Vineyard Malvasia Bianca 2010, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, California, United States: Pretty and vibrant with peach blossom. Lovely and awake: firing on all five senses cylinders. Drink: 2012 - 2015 289157 13% D 750 mL $35.95 Score: 90/100. September 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Champy Signature Bourgogne Chardonnay 2009, A.C., Burgundy, France: Stunning for the money! Gorgeous full-bodied chardonnay with buttery goodness wrapping itself around a core of vibrant green apple fruit. Not heavy, just generous. Drink: 2012 - 2015 43455 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. September 2012. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kim Crawford Sp Moteo Vineyard Viognier 2008, Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand: Vibrant and zesty with a spice swack and peach-pear aromas. Lovely, food-amazing. Drink: 2012 - 2015 191759 14% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. September 2012. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Simonsig Chenin Avec Chêne Chenin Blanc 2009, W.O., Stellenbosch, South Africa: You MUST try this! Rock your world with apple blossom, peach forgetfulness and pleasure beyond limits. Full-bodied. Dive into it. Drink: 2012 - 2016 282772 14% D 750 mL $28.95 Score: 95/100. September 2012. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fort Berens Estate Winery Chardonnay 2011, Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada: Lovely hazelnut, toasted almond on the nose from oak aging followed by generously fleshy ripe peach notes. Full-bodied and delicious. Perfect for corn on the cob. Drink: 2012 - 2014 559492 13.5% D 750 mL $17.99 Score: 89/100. September 2012. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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