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2012 Kosta Browne Gaps Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir California Red Wine 375mL
2012 Kosta Browne Gaps Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir California Red Wine 375mL

"The Gap’s Crown vineyard is owned and managed by Gap’s Crown, LLC and is located in the Petaluma Wind Gap. Kosta Browne Winery has purchased Gap’s Crown Pinot Noir grapes since 2006 and now enjoys a long term lease of 37 planted acres. “It has been the backbone of our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir program and contributed to our 2009 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir being awarded Wine Spectator’s #1 Wine of the Year in 2011,” says Michael Browne, founder of Kosta Browne Winery. Their viticulture is second to none, producing some of the finest grapes in Sonoma County. " - The Winery

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2013 Kosta Browne Gaps Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir California Red Wine 375mL
2013 Kosta Browne Gaps Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir California Red Wine 375mL

"The Gap’s Crown vineyard is owned and managed by Gap’s Crown, LLC and is located in the Petaluma Wind Gap. Kosta Browne Winery has purchased Gap’s Crown Pinot Noir grapes since 2006 and now enjoys a long term lease of 37 planted acres. “It has been the backbone of our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir program and contributed to our 2009 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir being awarded Wine Spectator’s #1 Wine of the Year in 2011,” says Michael Browne, founder of Kosta Browne Winery. Their viticulture is second to none, producing some of the finest grapes in Sonoma County. " - The Winery

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2013 Kosta Browne One Sixteen Chardonnay 750 mL California Red Wine
2013 Kosta Browne One Sixteen Chardonnay 750 mL California Red Wine

"The marine influence that follows the Russian River inland from the Pacific coast is a powerful attribute of this region. The fog helps keep nights cool and offers vines a break from daytime temperatures. The eight famous Chardonnay vineyards that we work with for this wine are centered on the Green Valley neighborhood – the coolest part of the Russian River Valley.  Here, fruit is allowed to mature a little more gracefully on the vine, which we find offers us more intensely focused flavors and generous natural acidity." - The Winery

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2014 Kosta Browne One Sixteen Chardonnay 750 mL California Red Wine
2014 Kosta Browne One Sixteen Chardonnay 750 mL California Red Wine

"The marine influence that follows the Russian River inland from the Pacific coast is a powerful attribute of this region. The fog helps keep nights cool and offers vines a break from daytime temperatures. The famous Chardonnay vineyards that we work with for this wine are from the coolest parts of the Russian River Valley. Here, fruit is allowed to mature a little more gracefully on the vine, which we find offers us more intensely focused flavors and generous natural acidity. Our direction for this vintage was driven by a desire to explore the diversity of soils that these vineyards possess. The minerality of certain lots shone brightly we worked to preserve those qualities in the finished wine. Every grape hits Hwy 116 to get here." - The Winery

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Alto Moncayo Aquilon 2013 Garnacha Spanish Red Wine 750 mL
Alto Moncayo Aquilon 2013 Garnacha Spanish Red Wine 750 mL

rated 94 Vinous Media December 2015 drink 2021-2027

"(aged in new French and American oak barrels for two years) Inky purple. Explosive spice- and smoke-accented aromas of ripe dark fruits, potpourri and candied licorice, with a zesty white pepper quality emerging as the wine opens up. Sweet, expansive and round on the palate, offering intense, mineral-laced blackberry and violet pastille flavors and repeating smokiness. Utterly stains the palate and shows noteworthy power and lift on the strikingly long finish, with building tannins adding shape and grip. There are only 200 cases of this elegant bruiser, which is made from a selection of the estate's oldest vines, most of which were planted over 100 years ago." -- Josh Raynolds

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Bodegas El Nido Clio 2014 Red Spanish Wine 750 mL
Bodegas El Nido Clio 2014 Red Spanish Wine 750 mL

91 Points for the 2011 vintage

"Blackberry, cocoa, licorice and toast notes are rich and expressive in this thick, syrupy red. Well-integrated tannins and balsamic acidity lend structure. Exhibits good concentration, in the modern style. Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2021." - Wine Spectator

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Bodegas El Nido El Nido 2013 Cabernet Monastrell Blend Red Spanish Jumilla Wine 1.5 L
Bodegas El Nido El Nido 2013 Cabernet Monastrell Blend Red Spanish Jumilla Wine 1.5 L

one bottle on hand, no discounts

Rating for 2012 vintage 94 points VM Jan 2016 (raised in a combination of new French and American oak barrels for two years): Opaque purple. The highly expressive bouquet evokes black and blue fruit preserves, pipe tobacco, candied licorice, vanilla and smoky Indian spices. Lush and creamy in texture, with palate-coating cassis and cherry-vanilla flavors that are enlivened by juicy acidity and zesty minerality.

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Bodegas El Nido El Nido 2013 Red Spanish Jumilla Wine
Bodegas El Nido El Nido 2013 Red Spanish Jumilla Wine

Rated 95 Points from Wine Spectator:

October 15, 2016

"Concentrated yet balanced, this rich, modern red is dense and fleshy, with muscular tannins and balsamic acidity supporting the thick texture. Ripe and heady flavors of blackberry, kirsch, currant, anise and dark chocolate mingle. Best from 2018 through 2028. 400 cases made." –TM

 

Rated 94 Points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

eRobertParker.com, #225 June, 2016

"The top of the range 2013 El Nido boasts a whopping 16% alcohol with lowish acidity. The blend is reversed from its sibling Clio, in this case mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with some 30% Monastrell, and similarly finishes its fermentation in barrique where it undergoes malolactic and 23 months aging. The nose is dominated by ripe black fruit and plenty of spices and smoky notes from the oak, but does not show any herbal aromas so often found in Cabernet. The creamy oak seems to be more present with time in the glass, and I think it is still very young. The Cabernet can ripen nicely in Jumilla, in fact you have to be careful not to go over the limit. The palate is full-bodied, with dense sweet fruit and plenty of dusty tannins, with nice balance in an XL way. It has a lot of everything and it should develop nicely in bottle. This is a particular style, for the fans of soft, ripe and generously-oaked reds, very good in its style. Better to leave it in bottle for a while and enjoy with powerful food. 6,000 bottles produced and bottled in September 2015. Drink 2017-2023. "

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Bodegas El Nido El Nido 2013 Red Spanish Jumilla Wine 750 mL
Bodegas El Nido El Nido 2013 Red Spanish Jumilla Wine 750 mL

Wine Spectator 95 points August 2016

- Concentrated yet balanced, this rich, modern red is dense and fleshy, with muscular tannins and balsamic acidity supporting the thick texture. Ripe and heady flavors of blackberry, kirsch, currant, anise and dark chocolate mingle. Best from 2018 through 2028. From Spain.-T.M..August/2016

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Bodegas Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero Malleolus de Sanchomartin 2009 Spanish Red Wine
Bodegas Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero Malleolus de Sanchomartin 2009 Spanish Red Wine

94 Points, Wine Spectator

"This polished, modern red offers alluring aromas of lilac, cocoa and spice that follow through on the palate, picking up flavors of blackberry, mineral and toast. There's plenty of backbone behind the plush texture. The wine is fresh, harmonious and balanced. Drink now through 2024. 300 cases made." –TM, July 2013

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