Dominio de Punctum Lobetia Tempranillo 2014

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Dominio de Punctum
Fanciful Name: Lobetia
Varietal: Tempranillo
Vintage: 2014
Country of Origin: Spain
Appellation: Castilla VT
Retail Price: $12

Tasting Notes: Made with organic grapes, it is sourced from a single vineyard in Cuenca and estate-bottled. A touch of coffee and spice, plus six months in oak, gives you velvety tannins and a smooth, long finish. Try it with a lamb slider.

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Daou Chardonnay 2015

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Daou
Varietal: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2015
Country of Origin: United States
Appellation: Paso Robles
Retail Price: $19.99

Tasting Notes: A beautifully balanced and delicious chardonnay. There is a buttery and savory tone that is complimented with a pop of subtle Granny Smith apple and a hint of tropical fruit. All the flavors and textures combine to form an absolutely gorgeous chardonnay experience.

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Tesoro della Regina Cls Rs Sangiovese 2014

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Tesoro della Regina
Fanciful Name: Cls Rs
Varietal: Sangiovese
Vintage: 2014
Country of Origin: Italy
Retail Price: $20

Tasting Notes: Intense cherry is harmoniously complemented by notes of spice, with flavors of oak rounding out this beautifully balanced and well-integrated Chianti. A must with grilled and roasted meats as well as heartier dishes.

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Walnut Block Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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Walnut Block
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Appellation: Marlborough
Retail Price: $13.99

Tasting Notes: A vibrant sauvignon blanc with lovely melded aromatic notes of stone fruits over a herbaceous background. The smooth, textured palate is concentrated with citrus flavors. Well-integrated acidity leaves a pure and lengthy finish.

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Joseph Carr Reserve Blend 2015

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Joseph Carr
Fanciful Name: Reserve
Varietal: Blend
Vintage: 2015
Country of Origin: United States
Appellation: Paso Robles
Retail Price: $20

Tasting Notes: This Paso Robles wine is full of raspberry preserves, and blackberries and smooth vanilla. Smooth upfront and finishes with gripping tannins, this red blend packs a punch.

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Las Huertas Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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Las Huertas
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: Chile
Retail Price: $15

Tasting Notes: From the Chilean winery of Lafite-Rothschild, the famed Bordeaux wine family, this cabernet sauvignon combines new-world fruit with French-style elegance. Opens with a nose of fresh strawberries, blended with notes of mocha and spice. Medium-bodied and well balanced, this juicy red is a perfect match for summer BBQs and burgers.

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Norfolk Rise Shiraz 2016

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Norfolk Rise
Varietal: Shiraz
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: Australia
Retail Price: $20

Tasting Notes: The 2016 shiraz shows an appealing nose of black cherry, which leads to a nicely extracted palate of cherry, spice and a hint of blackberry.

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Pine Ridge White 2016

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Pine Ridge
Varietal: White
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: United States
Appellation: Napa Valley
Retail Price: $13.00

Tasting Notes: A go-to party wine. Great balance of ripe pear and apple with a touch of citrus. Easy drinking dryness without a lot of acidity. Great with apps, salads, shrimp, marinated herring and grilled asparagus.

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Dagger Leaf Pinot Noir 2016

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Dagger Leaf
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: United States
Appellation: Willamette Valley
Retail Price: $19.00

Tasting Notes: A firm and tight Willamette Valley wine with notes of bright cranberry and raspberry. The lively acidity and mouthfeel makes this wine dance across your tongue and the red fruit finish just keeps going.

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Truth & Valor Zinfandel 2014

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Truth & Valor
Varietal: Zinfandel
Vintage: 2014
Country of Origin: United States
Appellation: Paso Robles
Retail Price: $19.00

Tasting Notes: Expressive and balanced, this Paso Robles zinfandel jumps out of the glass with plum and dark cherry and layered spicy oak notes with vanilla. There is power here but the balance and texture are the real treat.

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