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Vintages Release November 13, 2018

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Red Wine

Barón De Ley Reserva 2013, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Estate bottled, Baron De Ley Reserva, the 2013 vintage is a toasty, smoky, robust red wine from Rioja. This is a full-bodied and rich red made from 100% Tempranillo. Smoky, toast, full-bodied Spanish red wine with notes of dark red fruit and leather. This Spanish winery is situated about 300 miles south of Bordeaux. The Baron de Ley estate even looks like a French Château. This wine is matured in both American and French oak barrels. Firm tannins that will smooth out with some cellar time then decant 1-2 hours. Pair with lamb and rosemary. Food pairings: barbecued chorizo sausage, lamb skewers, French cheeses. Drink: 2018 - 2024 958868 13.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. November 2018. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Santa Ema Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2016, Leyda Valley, Chile: Loaded with butterscotch, toffee and caramel on the nose from generous oak aging. This full-bodied Chilean Chardonnay offers notes of peach and pear on the palate, Match with roasted chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled seafood, Caesar salad topped with grilled chicken breast, roast quail stuffed with wild mushrooms. Drink: 2018 - 2021 542365 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. November 2018. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

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