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  • Spanish White Wine

    Alvar de Dios, Vaguera 2015

    Vinous Reverie NotesVagüera is a single 0.5 ha parcel of mixed vines located at 900–950 meters above sea level just outside the border of Toro in the village of El Maderal. There is a bewildering array of varieties planted here dating back to...

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  • Antoniolo, Castelle Gattinara 2012

    93 points Wine Spectator"Balance and expressiveness are the hallmarks of this red. Cherry, tar, menthol, mushroom and mineral flavors are backed by a solid structure as this plays out on the long, tobacco- and mineral-inflected finish. Drink now through...

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  • ARGENTO, Chardonnay Reserva 2015

    Vinous Reverie Notes Argento Reserva Chardonnay is golden and expresses fresh citrus aromas. Although it is a full-bodied wine in the mouth, it is a clean wine, with fresh flavors of grapefruit and pineapple complemented by mineral notes. The finish is...

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  • Italian Red Wine

    Barone Ricasoli, Casalferro 2013

    93 points Wine Spectator"A silky, polished red, boasting cherry, currant, iron, tobacco and spice flavors. Features a solid core of tannins, but also vibrant acidity and fine length. Merlot." 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate"Tasted from vat, the...

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  • Bodega Colomé, Malbec Estate 2015

    92 points Wine Spectator "Refined and rich-tasting, with effusive minerality to the red berry and cherry flavors, lathered with plenty of creamy accents. Pepper and cigar box notes show on the long and complex finish. Drink now through 2022...

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  • Spanish Red Wine

    Bodegas Aldonia, Vendimia Rioja 2017

    Vinous Reverie NotesJancis Robinson - Previous Vintage Review"Today, Friday the thirteenth, we offer yet another lucky, and extremely well-priced, Spanish recommendation. I see from my records that Spain is the country that has supplied more wines of the...

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  • Bodegas Roda, Rioja Roda Reserva 2015

    94 points James Suckling"Really polished and fine with dark-berry, chocolate, cedar and spice character. Full body. Round and chewy tannins. Flavorful finish. Lovely length and focus. Drink now." 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate“The...

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  • Botijo Rojo Garnacha, Valdejalon 2016

    91 points James Suckling"Delicate raspberries, full body and quite elegant tannins on the front palate, make this an appealing garnacha red. There’s some real, tannic power at the finish." 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate"The 2016 Botijo...

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    92 points James Suckling “Rich and complex aromas of peaches, apricots and crushed blueberries. Hints of almonds, too. Full body, an elegant and refined texture and a harmonic finish. Nice and fine bubbles. Drink now. Disgorged in 2017...

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  • Cantele, Salice Salentino Reserva 2015

    90 points Wine Spectator"This fresh, medium-bodied red shows a lovely mix of ripe red and black fruit, currant, raspberry and blackberry flavors, with light, creamy tannins and hints of iron and herb. Drink now through 2024."   Vinous Reverie...

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  • Italian Red Wine

    Cantine Garrone, Ca d'Mate 2013

    Vinous Reverie NotesThe Val d'Ossola is Piedmont's northernmost valley; a landscape of extraordinary natural beauty carved out of the imposing Alps by the Toce River, which with its tributaries creates five lateral valleys all emptying into Lake Maggiore...

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  • Casa Castillo El Molar 2016

    91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate"Always one of my favorite values from Spain, the 2016 El Molar, pure Garnacha from a plot that gives the wine its name, the example from the cooler 2016 showed a little riper than I expected. The vintage was in a...

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  • Italian Red Wine

    Castello di Volpaia, Chianti Classico 2017

    92 points Wine Enthusiast"Black-skinned berry, violet, new leather and tobacco aromas are front and center. Reflecting the nose, the smooth, approachable palate doles out juicy Marasca cherry, ripe plum, nutmeg and a hint of licorice framed in polished,...

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  • Cellar Cal Pla, Black Slate Porrera, 2016

    94 points Jeb Dunnuck"The 2016 Black Slate Porrera comes from a project of importer Eric Solomon focusing on the specific villages in the Priorat. The 2016 is 60% Grenache and 40% Carignan that was mostly destemmed and spent a full year in used barrels...

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  • Celler del Roure, Safra 2016

    92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate"Only in its second vintage, the 2016 Safrà is already a reference for the winery—it's more vibrant and livelier than Parotet but produced with the same grape, Mandó, which is complemented here...

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  • Ceretto Barolo 2014

    91 points James Suckling "Really attractive dried fruit on the nose of this Barolo, including dried red cherries and dried hibiscus as well as five spices, dried rose petals, wet earth and tea leaves. Medium body, polished tannins and a...

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  • Chateau Barrejat, Madiran 2016

    Jancis Robinson"Unoaked. Also available in magnum and jeroboam. Bright crimson. Full and round with the fruit trumping the tannin. Lots of bright energy. Firm iron-like grip on the end. A far cry from the tough Madirans of old. Very pure appeal. 16...

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  • Chateau du Cedre, Cahors Cedre Heritage 2014

    90 points Wine Enthusiast"This is a big-hearted, ripe wine from the Verhaeghe family, one of the top producers in Cahors. It is packed with black fruits and firm tannins. They promise richness to come with structure, wood aging flavors and density. It's...

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  • Chateau Meyney, Saint-Estephe 2015

    Chateau Meyney, Saint-Estephe 2015

    93 Points Wine Enthusiast"Barrel Sample. This wine is poised between great fruits and firm tannins. It has both in abundance, bursting with black currant flavors and lively acidity." Jancis Robinson"Tasted blind. Very dark crimson. Rich array of aromas...

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