Mar de Frades Albariño 2022

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Mar de Frades
Varietal: Albariño
Vintage: 2022
Country of Origin: Spain
Appellation: Rías Baixas
Retail Price: $26.99

Tasting Notes: This is the white cousin to the famed tempranillo grapes of Spain. Sourced from the cool coastal climate of the Atlantic, this wine reflects both the terroir and the cuisine of the region. Meticulous natural farming techniques result in a soft style with light acidity. Floral notes of wildflowers mingle with light minerality and hints of lime and mint. This is a true discovery wine not that far off the beaten path. A classic pairing with fish and shellfish, especially classic paellas.
Mar de Frades Albariño 2022

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La Crema Pinot Noir 2022

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La Crema
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2022
Country of Origin: USA
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Retail Price: $28.99

Tasting Notes: This winery was a huge factor in bringing pinot Noir to the masses. A well-made product at an attractive price with consistent quality from vintage to vintage — not an easy feat with this fickle grape. The cool Sonoma Coast AVA’s yielded intense, concentrated flavors. Mainly hand-picked fruit underwent cold soak and open tank fermentation. Aging was in French oak for six months. Beautiful combination of classic European style with vibrant California fruit. Rich fruit aromas of plum and cherry highlight the rich color and soft finish. A great value for the pinot category
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Decoy Chardonnay Limited 2022

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Decoy
Fanciful Name: Limited
Varietal: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2022
Country of Origin: USA
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Retail Price: $29.99

Tasting Notes: Duckhorn continues to fine tune the Decoy portfolio with this offering. Shared winemaking expertise and great contracts and estate sourcing yield spectacular results. Stainless steel aging then light oak aging and malolactic fermentation maintains the purity of the fruit. Kiwi, lemon and butterscotch notes dominate. Light oak and balanced acidity lead to a smooth finish with a hint of eucalyptus. Great for that spring picnic, with cold grilled chicken.
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RouteStock Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

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RouteStock Cellars
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2022
Country of Origin: USA
Appellation: Napa Valley
Retail Price: $29.00

Tasting Notes: An elegant balance of black fruit is balanced with hints of stone fruit. The juicy fruit and slightly firm tannins all tie in with a hint of vanilla and gentle yet satisfying finale.
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Twomey Sauvignon Blanc 2022

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Twomey
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2022
Country of Origin: USA
Appellation: North Coast
Retail Price: $28.00

Tasting Notes: Pops of melon and grapefruit are the welcome to your palate. This refreshing sauvignon blanc is nicely packaged with acidity and fruit, making it a refreshing and sneakily complex wine. 
Twomey Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Sonoma-Loeb Chardonnay 2021

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Sonoma-Loeb
Vintage: 2021
Country of Origin: USA
Appellation: Sonoma County
Retail Price: $29.99

Tasting Notes: Made by famed winemaker Philip Titus. Aromas of tropical fruits and crisp melon on the nose. This wine is super food friendly due to its higher but balanced acidity and a creamy mouthfeel that seamlessly blend the notes of lime and lemon cake on the palate.
Sonoma-Loeb Chardonnay 2021

NeroOro Red Blend Rosso Gold 2021

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NeroOro
Fanciful Name: Rosso Gold
Varietal: Red Blend
Vintage: 2021
Country of Origin: Italy
Appellation: Terre Siciliane
Retail Price: $29.99

Tasting Notes: A powerful and structured dry wine. The nose beckons you with deep red fruits, raspberry and cranberry aromas. The palate is full bodied with a concentration of those red fruits with notes of baked cherry pie, green pepper and tomato leaves.
NeroOro Red Blend Rosso Gold 2021

Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon Limited 2021

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Decoy
Fanciful Name: Limited
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2021
Country of Origin: USA
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Retail Price: $29.99

Tasting Notes: This inaugural release is a grand slam! Sourcing from prime vineyard sites in Alexander Valley — in addition to their own estate fruit — yields exceptional fruit. Very concentrated flavors in a classic fruit-forward style that’s very accessible. A kiss of merlot adds smoothness to the 14-month French oak aging regimen. Black fruits dominate the nose with inky squid colors and hints of white pepper and dark chocolate. Time for that prime rib dinner celebration
Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon Limited 2021

Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon Harvester 2022

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Austin Hope
Fanciful Name: Harvester
Vintage: Cabernet Sauvignon
Country of Origin: USA
Appellation: Paso Robles Estrella District
Retail Price: $29.99

Tasting Notes: This cabernet hails from one of Paso Robles’ eleven districts, Estrella. The nose is full of ripe tomato and herbaceous notes. While still a full-bodied wine, this is a more delicate style of Paso Robles cabernet, with balanced tannins and notes of bright red fruit, red currants and crisp cranberries.
Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon Harvester 2022

Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec 2021

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Bodega Catena Zapata
Varietal: Malbec
Vintage: 2021
Country of Origin: Argentina
Appellation: Altamira
Retail Price: $27

Tasting Notes: A huge mouthful of black current and violets, silky and lush. Give it some time to open and sip it with your favorite grilled meats.
Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec 2021

Bodegas Larchago (Chavarri) Tempranillo Izarbe Reserva Selección 2014

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Bodegas Larchago (Chavarri)
Fanciful Name: Izarbe Reserva Selección
Varietal: Tempranillo
Vintage: 2014
Country of Origin: Spain
Appellation: Spain
Retail Price: $28.00

Tasting Notes: All tempranillo from the highest elevation of the three subzone of Rioja- Rioja Alta. Aging in oak gives this wine its hallmark dill, coconut and sawdust aromas on a sleek and immediately accessible wine.
Bodegas Larchago (Chavarri) Tempranillo Izarbe Reserva Selección 2014

Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Chardonnay 2020

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Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils
Varietal: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Country of Origin: France
Appellation: Chablis
Retail Price: $40.00

Tasting Notes: A benchmark style showcasing the minerality that chardonnay from this northerly cool climate (Burgundy) displays.
Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Chardonnay 2020