Selvapiana “Bucerchiale” Chianti Rufina 2013

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Selvapiana "Bucerchiale" Chianti Rufina
Varietal: Blend
Vintage: 2013
Country of Origin: Italy
Retail Price: $27.99

Tasting Notes: From the most northerly and cooled subzone of Chianti, composed of 100% sangiovese. This single-vineyard wine has hallmark clay, bright roasted cherry aromas and flavors on a powerful structure — screaming for Bolognese sauce or lasagna.

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Bodegas Larchago Izarbe Reserva 2008

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Bodegas Larchago
Fanciful Name: Izarbe Reserva
Varietal: Blend
Vintage: 2008 
Country of Origin: Spain
Appellation: Rioja
Retail Price: $26.99

Tasting Notes: Intense and inviting, classic oak-aged aromas of toast, vanilla, with plum and dried cherry fruits. Fine-grained tannins help this well-balanced medium-bodied red sail through a long finish.

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Clape 2016

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Clape
Varietal: Blend
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: France
Appellation: Saint-Peray
Retail Price: $47.99

Tasting Notes: Very spicy and peppery on the nose. The palate is ripe, honey and waxy 70% marsanne, 30% roussane.

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Joseph Drouhin Vaudon Chardonnay 2015

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Joseph Drouhin
Fanciful Name: Vaudon
Varietal: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2015
Country of Origin: France
Appellation: Chablis
Retail Price: $27.99

Tasting Notes: 100% chardonnay, aged in stainless steel. Makes a delightful dry-and-fruity wine, easy to drink Its color is pale gold with light-green hue. Very fresh aromas reminiscent of citrus lemon and grapefruit.

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La Rioja Alta Arana 2009

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La Rioja Alta
Fanciful Name: Arana
Varietal: Blend
Vintage: 2009
Country of Origin: Spain
Appellation: Rioja
Retail Price: $30.00

Tasting Notes: Powerful and rich Full-bodied flavors of truffle and blueberry Cellar, or decant now to release all the inviting aromas and flavors of a classic Rioja Great value.

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Paolo Scavino 2013

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Paolo Scavino
Varietal: Blend
Vintage: 2013
Country of Origin: Italy
Appellation: Barolo
Retail Price: $49.00

Tasting Notes: A stunning balance of acid, tannin, earth, fruit and herbs. The licorice and rose jump out of the glass like you expect from a Barolo Cherry and plum start to showcase in the mid-palate, and then the chalky tannins take hold and start to evolve the flavors to herbs and nutmeg spice. This wine keeps delivering, transforming into blackberries and leather long after the first sip. 

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Isole e Olena 2015

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Isole e Olena
Varietal: Blend
Vintage: 2015
Country of Origin: Italy
Appellation: Chianti Classico
Retail Price: $28.99

Tasting Notes: This Chianti is delicious It is ripe, refined with dark cherry, aromas of herbs, coffee and vanilla. Medium-bodied, rich tannins, bright acid, with ripe red fruit and a little lemon zest It is dry, satisfying, has fruit of good intensity and flavor Classico indeed! 

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Herdade do Rocim Clay Aged 2016

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Herdade do Rocim
Fanciful Name: Clay Aged
Varietal: Blend
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: Portugal
Appellation: Alentejo
Retail Price: $26

Tasting Notes: From one of Portugal's leading producers of wines produced in amphorae, comes a wine aged in the large clay pots. A combination of indigenous Portuguese and international varieties makes for a successful formula, providing great intense color, and a lovely nose of rich, dark fruit. On the palate, the wine is supple, but with great richness, and the finish is long and elegant. A unique style of production, making for a wonderful wine to introduce to your customers.

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Ronchi Barbaresco Red 2012

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Ronchi Barbaresco
Varietal: Blend
Vintage: 2012
Country of Origin: Italy
Appellation: Piedmont
Retail Price: $30

Tasting Notes: Fresh berries and minerality up front with light tannins at the rear. For the price, it is hard to imagine a better example of barbaresco. Perfect with a cheese and charcuterie platter.

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Dominique Lafon Blanc Chardonnay 2016

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Dominique Lafon Blanc
Varietal: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: France
Appellation: Bourgogne
Retail Price: $49.99

Tasting Notes: A stunning example of chardonnay! From the yogurt lees and chalky aromatics on the nose, laced with green apple, kumquat, key lime and Meyer lemon on the palate. This wine delivers a racing acidity that refreshes and ensures you want another sip.

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