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2008 Zuccardi Q Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

2008 Zuccardi Q Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml – price n/a

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    100 Cabernet Sauvignon from Gualtallary and La Consulta vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina. The nose exudes intense notes of red and black fruits such as morello cherries and plums and black pepper and clove spices. Proper notes of its ageing in French as vanilla, tobacco, choclate and smoke are also found. This wine has a voluptuous entry with mature tannins and a long finish. Located in Mendoza, one of the eight wine capitals of the world, the Zuccardi winery is the result of an ever-present innovative spirit and passion. Founded in 1963 by Alberto V. Zuccardi and directed today by his son, JosA Alberto Zuccardi the winery consistently produces world class wines focused on the distinct micro-climates of their five vineyards. Their Serie A for Argentina, is a blend of three of these vineyards in an attempt to maximize varietal style and flavor.

    2010 Gard Vintners “Twenty Six” Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Columbia Valley 750 mL

    2010 Gard Vintners “Twenty Six” Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Columbia Valley 750 mL – price n/a

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      Lawrence Vineyards is the estate vineyard that produces all the wine grapes for Gard wines and other premium wineries in Washington State. Lawrence Vineyards is located in the Columbia Valley AVA on the picturesque Frenchman Hills. Vineyards elevation (1,365-1,675 ft.) and a southern -facing slope provide ideal conditions for growing fine wine grapes. 2009 VINTAGE: 92 POINTS – WINE SPECTATOR, OCTOBER 2012 2008 VINTAGE: 90 POINTS – WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE 2008 VINTAGE: WINNER OF “CAB CLASSIC” COMPETITION, SEATTLE 2007 VINTAGE: “OUTSTANDING” – SEATTLE WINE AWARDS

      2012 Wise Villa Winery “Wisdom of Wise” Sierra Foothills Red Blend 750 mL

      2012 Wise Villa Winery “Wisdom of Wise” Sierra Foothills Red Blend 750 mL – price n/a

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      • Gold Medal SF Chronicle
      • Gold Medal Chinese Wine & Spirit Awards

      Juicy dark fruit and spice complexity lead to a full but easy finish in this fan-favorite blend. Blend of 40% Petite Sirah, 40% Syrah, 20% Merlot. Gold Medal SF Chronicle & Chinese Wine & Spirits Association. Estate Produced & Bottled.

      2011 Meli Carignan 750 mL

      2011 Meli Carignan 750 mL – price n/a

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        This lesser known varietal is planted extensively in southern France. Although it doesn’t usually take a leading role, there’s star power in Meli’s Carignan with just 10% Cabernet Sauvignon blended in for depth and character. Aged in both used oak barrels and stainless steel, this wine is concentrated and unique, with an distinctive balance of earth and fruit. 2,000 cases produced.

        2011 Dutton-Goldfield Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir 750 mL

        2011 Dutton-Goldfield Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir 750 mL – price n/a

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        • 90 points, Wine & Spirits

        The 2011 vintage year started with a cool, wet winter and spring, so poor set weather greatly limited our Pinot Noir crop. The short crop was good fortune, as small yields was what it would take to get perfect ripening through the foggy 2011 summer. In the end we harvested fruit with great aromatic character, fine phenolic ripeness, and the bright acid/sugar balance that we love in our neighborhood.

        2010 Canoe Ridge Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 750 mL

        2010 Canoe Ridge Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 750 mL – price n/a

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        • 92 points, Wine & Spirits

        The 2010 growing season was on schedule with bud break in early April, but a cool, wet spring led to delayed owering and reduced fruit set across many varieties. An unusually cool summer produced dramatic differences in ripening between our warmer and cooler sites, with veraison extending well into September in some cooler areas. However, modest yields, combined with over a month of consistently warm weather from late September through late October, produced phenolic ripeness and avor development with extraordinary natural acidity. Cool, wet weather returned in late October, but the harvest team proved nimble. Overall, balanced and elegant wines showed just slightly lower alcohol and higher acidity than average harvests.

        Zenato Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa 2009

        Zenato Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa 2009 – price n/a

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        • 91 points, Wine & Spirits
        • 90 points, Wine Enthusiast

        The deep ruby red color of the Ripassa, and the intense yet fine aromas come from the mixture of grapes. It is full bodied, harmonic, and velvety on the palate. Recommended with grilled meat dishes, Ripassa is excellent with rabbit casserole. This blockbuster wine is one of Winebow’s all-time favorites.