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93+ points Ian D'Agata (Vinous): Bright ruby. Deep aromas of violets, chocolate, minerals and black cherry. Dense, complex and suave, delivering multilayered flavors of dark plum and chocolate, perked up by a bright violet lift. Knockout Aglianico del Vulture with noteworthy aging potential, though… ...
V 93
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Grifalco Aglianico del Vulture DaGinestra 2012  (#330967)

Other Red Wines from Basilicata, Italy

93+ points Ian D'Agata (Vinous): Bright ruby. Deep aromas of violets, chocolate, minerals and black cherry. Dense, complex and suave, delivering multilayered flavors of dark plum and chocolate, perked up by a bright violet lift. Knockout Aglianico…

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92 points James Suckling: This is a very classic Rioja with dried fruit and hints of vanilla. Lots of plums and red fruit. Full-bodied, round and juicy. Exotic and beautiful. Very pretty 2012. Drink now. (8/2/18) ...
JS 92
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La Rioja Alta Rioja Vina Alberdi Reserva 2012  (#702167)

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino from Rioja, Spain

92 points James Suckling: This is a very classic Rioja with dried fruit and hints of vanilla. Lots of plums and red fruit. Full-bodied, round and juicy. Exotic and beautiful. Very pretty 2012. Drink now. (8/2/18)

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100 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): This is as good an example of young red Burgundy as I have ever had the pleasure to taste and has to rank up at the very summit of wines that I have tasted in the last several years. The combination here of bottomless depth of pure and very sappy fruit,… ...
JG 100
FWR 96-99
WA 96-98
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Rousseau Chambertin 2012  (#321997)

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

100 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): This is as good an example of young red Burgundy as I have ever had the pleasure to taste and has to rank up at the very summit of wines that I have tasted in the last several years. The combination here…

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JG 100
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96 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...The gorgeous nose soars from the glass in a very deep and pure blend of pear, tangerine, chalky minerality, a touch of almond paste, apple blossoms and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, fullbodied, pure and almost silky in its texture out… ...
JG 96
WA 94
IWC 93
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Bouchard Chevalier-Montrachet 2012  (#320431)

Chardonnay from Puligny-Montrachet, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France

96 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...The gorgeous nose soars from the glass in a very deep and pure blend of pear, tangerine, chalky minerality, a touch of almond paste, apple blossoms and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep,…

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JG 96
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IWC 93
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95 points Wine Spectator: A mix of chocolate, cherry, earth and tar flavors is allied to a dense structure in this red. Initially tannic, this takes several hours of aeration to reveal its true personality. Cherry, leather, licorice and spice flavors marry harmoniously with the silky texture.… ...
WS 95
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Mascarello/Giuseppe Barolo Monprivato 2012  (#326548)

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

95 points Wine Spectator: A mix of chocolate, cherry, earth and tar flavors is allied to a dense structure in this red. Initially tannic, this takes several hours of aeration to reveal its true personality. Cherry, leather, licorice and spice flavors…

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WS 95
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WA 94
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94 points Wine Spectator: This is showing some maturity now, with warmed macadamia nut, buttered brioche, creamed peach and yellow apple flavors leading the way, backed by heather honey, mirabelle plum and white truffle accents on the finish. A flash of bitter almond gives this just the right amount… ...
WS 94
V 92
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Chave/J.L. Selection Hermitage Blanc Blanche 2012  (#329095)

Rhone Blends - White from Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France

94 points Wine Spectator: This is showing some maturity now, with warmed macadamia nut, buttered brioche, creamed peach and yellow apple flavors leading the way, backed by heather honey, mirabelle plum and white truffle accents on the finish. A flash…

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96 points Decanter: This is another youthful classic from Heitz, bursting with black cherry, mint chocolate, cigar box and spice. Concentrated and fresh palate with more intensity than many of the supple wines this vintage produced. Inherent complexity needs time to unfurl. Drink: 2020-2040. Alcohol… ...
DE 96
WE 96
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Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Martha's Vineyard 2012  (#329318)

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

96 points Decanter: This is another youthful classic from Heitz, bursting with black cherry, mint chocolate, cigar box and spice. Concentrated and fresh palate with more intensity than many of the supple wines this vintage produced. Inherent…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 3 available
91 points Wine Enthusiast: Aromas suggesting ripe berry, exotic spice, Alpine herb and a whiff of blue flower come together in the glass. The dense, round palate offers black raspberry, fleshy cherry, licorice and espresso alongside velvety tannins. It's already surprisingly accessible. Drink… ...
WE 91
JS 91
WA 90
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Chiarlo/Michele Barolo Tortoniano 2012  (#331110)

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

91 points Wine Enthusiast: Aromas suggesting ripe berry, exotic spice, Alpine herb and a whiff of blue flower come together in the glass. The dense, round palate offers black raspberry, fleshy cherry, licorice and espresso alongside velvety tannins.…

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WE 91
JS 91
WA 90
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98 points Wine Enthusiast: This is divinely sweet without ever becoming cloying. A blend of 89% Sémillon and 11% Sauvignon Blanc from grapes grown in Coombsville, it offers a clean, creamy palate of peat, caramel, vanilla wafer, nuts and honey. If a finishing touch of sweetness is needed at the end… ...
WE 98
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Dolce (Far Niente) Late Harvest Napa Valley 2012  (#333584)

Dessert Wine from Napa Valley, California

98 points Wine Enthusiast: This is divinely sweet without ever becoming cloying. A blend of 89% Sémillon and 11% Sauvignon Blanc from grapes grown in Coombsville, it offers a clean, creamy palate of peat, caramel, vanilla wafer, nuts and honey. If a…

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98 points Robert Parker: The 2013 Syrah IX Estate may turn out to be better. It’s not as complex from a nuanced standpoint as the 2012, but it has possibly greater intensity than its sibling. Its blackberry fruit, charcoal, acacia flowers, grilled meats and beef tartare notes are all beautifully… ...
RP 98
JS 98
AG 97
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Colgin Syrah Napa Valley IX Estate 2012  (#325567)

Syrah/Shiraz from Napa Valley, California

98 points Robert Parker: The 2013 Syrah IX Estate may turn out to be better. It’s not as complex from a nuanced standpoint as the 2012, but it has possibly greater intensity than its sibling. Its blackberry fruit, charcoal, acacia flowers, grilled…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 2 available
RP 98
JS 98
AG 97
98 points Robert Parker: This wine reminded me of my earlier days in Burgundy tasting the Grand Cru Musigny. Incredible floral notes, sweet raspberries and blueberries as well as wet rocks soar from the glass of this profound, medium to full-bodied, gorgeous Pinot Noir made from 100% Calera clone.… ...
RP 98
AG 97
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Occidental Pinot Noir Bodega Headlands Cuvee Elizabeth 2012  (#322023)

Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California

98 points Robert Parker: This wine reminded me of my earlier days in Burgundy tasting the Grand Cru Musigny. Incredible floral notes, sweet raspberries and blueberries as well as wet rocks soar from the glass of this profound, medium to full-bodied,…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 4 available
98 points Robert Parker: With a dark ruby color like its siblings, it is made from 100% Calera and sees only about 30% new French oak. This wine offers a copious mouthful of red, blue and black fruits, medium to full body, terrific acidity, and intense black raspberry and black cherry fruit along… ...
RP 98
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Occidental Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast SWK Vineyard 2012  (#322024)

Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California

98 points Robert Parker: With a dark ruby color like its siblings, it is made from 100% Calera and sees only about 30% new French oak. This wine offers a copious mouthful of red, blue and black fruits, medium to full body, terrific acidity, and…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 4 available
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