Argentinian

Enamore Malbec 2008

“Renacer’s 2008 Enamore Allegrini & Renacer is a collaboration with the renowned Allegrini Winery in Italy’s Veneto. It is a blend of 60% Malbec and 40% Bonarda made with dried grapes in the style of ripasso. The wine is just off-dry with only 8g residual sugar while offering up...

Layer Cake Malbec 2010

The 2010 Malbec is an absolutely incredible wine and was crafted in a year when the weather was simply perfect to the point of making me nervous. The wine is a classic, rich with black fruits, cocoa, hints of tobacco and leather melding seamlessly with traces of minerality from...

Punto Final Malbec Classico 2010

Deep ruby red in color with notes of blackberry, blueberry and cassis. On the palate, the wine is balanced and round, with a jammy mouthfeel and a long finish. Pair with steak, pasta with meat sauce, risotto, lamb and cheeses. Region:  Mendoza, Argentina Varietal:  Malbec...

Cabernet Savignon

WILD HORSE 2009: Highly Recommended and Delicious

Bold and fruit-forward in style, the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon  displays aromas of cherry, mint and clove and flavors of black currant, black cherry, cedar and vanilla. It is full-bodied and finishes with polished, chewy tannins. The deep fruit and balanced acidity of this wine makes it a perfect match for...

Joel Gott 2009

The Joel Gott 2009 815 Cabernet Sauvignon offers engaging and layered aromas of blackberry and dark plum with hints of spice, cedar and vanilla.  The polished tannins and velvet texture lead to an elegant and long...

Orin Swift “Mercury Head” 2009

“Mercury Head” is 95% Cabernet and 5% Merlot from the best lots  from the Morisoli and Taplin Vineyards. Low yields and highly concentrated fruit characterized 2009, in which small clusters of berries acheived perfect phenolic ripeness due to the long growing season, while cooperative weather preserved naturally bright acidity....

Chardonnay

Domaine Faiveley Macon Villages 2008

Chardonnay from Burgundy, France “An elegant Macon with concentrated flavors of nectarine and fennel, this has the mouthwatering acidity of the vintage and a long, spicy finish. There’s a green herb, slightly grassy edge to the flavor that would be and intriguing match of Zuni Cafe’s roast chicken with thyme under the...

Silver, Santa Lucia Highlands 2010

Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay Unoaked Santa Lucia Highlands 2010. Mineral-driven nose with citrus shining through. Cement tank fermentation and aging bring out aromas remindful of the first rain of the season or a wet rock. Soft and round entry with an acid backbone informs you these grapes are grown...

Chateau Montelena 2007

“Bright yellow. Musky peach, pear and apple fruit aromas and flavors are complicated by flowers and herbs. Concentration and precise, with a dusty impression of extract and very good length. Quite strong for this no-malo chardonnay. Bo Barrett is now vinifying with a higher percentage of whole clusters and...

French

Château Labegorce

In this vintage, which is now the benchmark, this wine is marked by aromas of black fruit, light toasted notes and a rich palate with weight. The tannins are very present and the fruitiness is particularly expressed. An untamed style that is not without certain charm. A vin de...

Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf-du-Pape “Mourre des Perdrix” 2006

This is one of the most well-run estates in Chateauneuf du Pape thanks to the meticulous and passionate efforts of proprietor Michel Maret. While the 2006s are not as powerful or rich as the 2005s, it is an excellent vintage for Charbonniere. The single vineyard 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape...

Domaine Chevillon-Chezeaux Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Bousselots 2009

A feral character overlays the pure cherry, red currant and mineral notes in this slim, intense red. Persistent and firmly structured, with lingering fruit and spice accents on the aftertaste. Just needs a few years to come together. Best from 2011 through 2020. 35 cases imported. 91 Points ~...

Italian

Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric 2005

#81 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009 Three great tenors are much more effective than a choir. This Barolo is made by blending three important crus cultivated by the azienda agricola Paolo Scavino: Rocche di Castiglione, Fiasco in Castiglione Falletto and the mythical Cannubi of Barolo. The result is one of...

Leone 2011

Mama Leone (Erin) and I both fell in love with this beautiful wine from Sicily on our first sip. A blend of 80% Catarratto and 20% Chardonnay the combination works great together ! With bright fruit, nicely balanced citrus notes with a slightly sweet hint of lemon and a...

Guido Porro Barolo Vigna Lazzairasco 2006

“Porro’s 2006 Barolo Vigna Lazzairasco possesses a touch more density and structure than the S. Caterina. Freshly cut flowers, tar and new leather develop in the glass, adding layers of complexity to the beautifully articulated fruit. The Lazzairasco is a serious Barolo that needs time but it is shaping...

Pinot Noir

Sojourn Pinot Noir 2010

SOJOURN CELLARS Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2010 Medium-deep ruby color; deep, earthy cherry and spice aromas; deep,  complex cherry flavors with many layers of spice, anise and earth notes; silky texture; great structure and balance; long finish. Complex and many-layered Pinot that is a testament to the fact that an...

Owen Roe “Kilmore” Yamhill-Carlton AVA 2010

The deep ruby red wine is enticing from the moment the glass touches your lips. Aromas of blackberry, plum and floral notes are enhanced with a backbone of forest floor and hints of cinnamon, clove and pine needles. This wine is showing nicely now, however, it will continue to...

Cuvaison Carneros 2007

Cuvaison’s Carneros Pinot Noir comes from their 400-acre estate in the southern part of Napa Valley. The wine has aromas of strawberry, plum, allspice and clove. The taste is bright, with vibrant fruit, lively acidity and soft supple...

Port, Sherry & Dessert Wines

Sandeman “Royal Corregidor” VOS Rich Oloroso

“Rich and unctuous; a big, muscular, semi-sweet beauty with a meaty frame and gorgeous maple and toffee aromas. Broad-shouldered across the palate, with apricot and quince flavors accented by cinnamon and nutmeg. In terms of mouthfeel, it’s like a fine liqueur, and on the finish everything you’ve previously smelled...

Portal Fine Tawny

The name “tawny” comes from the color that a Port becomes after having been aged for several years in wood casks. This style of Port makes a marvelous aperitif served chilled with salted almonds or olives. This wine is a young and vigorous red Port made from the traditional red...

Choco Vine Chocolate & Red Wine

ChocoVine is blended in Holland and is, one of the oldest and most respected cream manufacturers in the world. Chocolate and wine can be paired in a way that features the best and the most interesting aspect of each flavor profile. austin isd cloud . But they are also...

Red Blends

Owen Roe “Sinister Hand”

The story goes like this- Long ago, during the 17th century, the O’Neills and O’Reillys were two revolutionary Irish families. They formed a rowing competition to reserve rights to some highly regarded land. The two rowing teams agreed that the first to touch the land, after rowing across the...

The Vault

The vault is full bodied and bursting with ripe, concentrated wild  berries and black currants on the front end. The structured mid-palate layers flavors of sweet oak, wild strawberries, black pepper and spices, finishing off the back end with vanilla, caramel and buttery tannins that make the vault as well-balanced as...

Mandala Arizona Stronghold Vineyards

When people think of Arizona, they don’t typically think of wine. Desert, yes. Searing heat, yes. Wine, no. Arizona Stronghold Vineyards is changing that. Profiled in the documentary “Blood Into Wine” and lavished with stunned praise by the likes of prominent figures at Wine Spectator and The Wall Street Journal, ASV has spent...

Sauvignon Blanc

Honig 2010

Aromas of orange blossom and grapefruit are accompanied by lemon, melon, peach, and nectarine flavors that are ripe, juicy and refreshing. Medium bodied, with a crisp, refreshing, slightly minerally finish. The fruit for this wine comes from our sustainably farmed vineyard in Rutherford, as well as other nearby vineyards....

Root: 1 2010

Root: 1 Sauvignon Blanc vineyards are located in Tapihue, a central portion of Chile’s famed Casablanca Valley that sits less than 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Maritime breezes keep temperatures cool while the bright daytime sun encourages a lengthy growing season resulting in wines with bright, tropical and...

90+ Cellars 2010

90+ Cellars purchases highly rated, high quality wines directly from wineries at a discount and then passes the savings on to the consumer. The wines they purchase must have a pedigree of 90 or higher ratings, best buy or gold medal accolades from a respected wine authority or publication,...

Shiraz

Mollydooker The Boxer

Just arrived to Maine! Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 The Boxer Shiraz has notes of warm blackberries and blueberries with nuances of menthol, some spice cake, anise and bacon fat. Concentrated, big, rich and ripe, it offers a very spicy palate with some licorice and cumin seed coming...

John Duval Plexus 2007

Colour: Vibrant, deep crimson red-purple Nose: Combination of lifted aromatic red fruits with a touch of savoury spice, and subtle complexing oak. Palate: Youthful aromatic red and black fruits combine well with an array of spices. Shiraz and Mourvedre provide good backbone tannins and structure, which is balanced by...

Two Hands Lilys Garden 2006

“Shows some subtlety, sliding its juicy blackberry and plum fruit through a veil of fine-grained tannins, with pepper and mineral overtones. Has a deft sense of harmony and balance. Best from 2010 through 2016.” 93 Points ~ Wine Spectator Color: Dark purple plum in colour, so dense, it’s almost black....

Spanish

Senorio de San Vicente Rioja 2004

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain ($49.99) “Slightly tighter and more complex than previous years, this single-vineyard wine delivers a ton of spice and herbs on a masculine bouquet and palate. Well-blended acids and tannins allow for it to be drunk now or over the next five to eight years.” Wine...

Bodegas Muga 2005 Rioja Reserva Seleccion Especial

93 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2005 Muga Reserva Seleccion Especial is the identical cepage but sourced from older vineyards and aged longer in barrel. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it offers up an alluring perfume of sandalwood, pencil lead, incense, espresso, black cherry, and blackberry. Dense, rich,...

Garnacha de Fuego 2011

Fuego it’s On Fire and Better Than Ever @ $8.99 “The 2011 Garnacha de Fuego, a 100% Grenache cuvee, was aged in both stainless steel and neutral French oak. This amazing wine boasts a dark ruby/purple color along with a sweet kiss of jammy black cherries intertwined with crushed...

Sparkling

Roger Goulart Cava Brut Reserva

Made yearly with the finest selection of grapes common to the Penedes appellation. Without a doubt its most outstanding quality is the excellent balance of acidity and body which gives this vintage cava a distinctive personality. In the glass it shines a bright, golden color. This mature cava offers...

Gosset Brut Excellence

Excellence with Cool bag & Stopper Champagne, France “Refined and creamy, with delicate acidity that finds fine balance with the layers of poached apple and pear, lemon cake, ground ginger, smoke and almond cream flavors. Very elegant. Drink now through 2020. 28,000 cases made.” 92 Points ~ Wine Spectator  ...

Naveran Cava Brut

I discovered this on a recent trip to New York and I truly believe this is the best sparkling wine under $40 a bottle. Aged for 20 months on the lees. Champenoise method. The three different grapes (macabeu, xarello, and parellada) are harvested, pressed, and fermented separately in stainless...