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Red

2008 Piattelli Vineyards Trinità Grand Reserve

Lujan de Cuyo Red Blend more

3/29/2015 - Alain Harvey Likes this wine: 90 points

Dark, smoky aromas suggest prune, licorice, coconut and shoe polish. The palate is sharper than the color would indicate, while flavors of dark berry, licorice and plum vie with oak then bitterness. Pinched and tangy at points, but balanced by oaky softness. 65% Malbec with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

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2009 Inama Bradisismo Veneto IGT

Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/7/2015 - Alain Harvey wrote: 91 points

Imagine a ripe bowl of cherries in the center of an old farmhouse kitchen; you get the old wood, the warmth of spice mixed with ripe richness.

The dark, brooding nose suggests black currants, chocolate, cedar, pepper and camphor. This wine is styled like a Bordeaux, with bold Cabernet flavors and a dusty sense of Italian earth underneath layered flavors of blackberry, cigar box, green herbs and vanilla. Universally liked.

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2013 Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling

Columbia Valley more

1/17/2015 - Alain Harvey Likes this wine: 88 points

Pale straw yellow. Beautiful nose with white peach, citrus, and floral aromas. White peach and lime come through on the palate. Dry and light-bodied with crisp acidity. Well-balanced with a very long, refreshing finish.

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2008 Hawk and Horse Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Red Hills Lake County more

1/2/2015 - Alain Harvey Likes this wine: 90 points

Smooth and decadent, possessing layers of complexity and subtlety. Showing lively, saturated, bright garnet red in the glass; perfumed with notes of cedar, ripe roses and nutmeg. Starts out soft and elegant offering notes of Bing cherry, black fruit, sweet leather and cocoa. Finish is long, lush and velvety. Softly integrated tannins provide structure and offer longevity. This wine is beautifully balanced.

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Red

2010 Neyen Espiritu de Apalta

Colchagua Valley Red Blend more

1/3/2015 - Alain Harvey Likes this wine: 88 points

Big and beautiful, this Carmenere-Cabernet Sauvignon blend has ample fruit, oak, tannins and length with herbal and tobacco notes adding complexity to concentrated red fruits. Surprisingly youthful impression bodes well for aging as well.

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Red

NV Provenza Garda Tenuta Maiolo

Groppello more

1/1/2015 - Alain Harvey Likes this wine: 87 points

Strawberry, small fruits and plump red roses. It stands out net for drinkability and clearness, savoriness and balance between subtleness and fresh acidity.

The Groppello grape, native to the westerly part of Lake Garda in the Valtenesi area lends structure to this wine, which is never overpowering, providing a certain elegance, length and making for a very drinkable table wine with nice acidity and balance.

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Red

2010 Neyen Espiritu de Apalta

Colchagua Valley Red Blend more

1/2/2015 - Alain Harvey Likes this wine: 88 points

Big and beautiful, this Carmenere-Cabernet Sauvignon blend has ample fruit, oak, tannins and length with herbal and tobacco notes adding complexity to concentrated red fruits. Surprisingly youthful impression bodes well for aging as well.

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Red

2012 Domaine Bertagna Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits

Pinot Noir more

1/1/2015 - Alain Harvey Likes this wine: 88 points

This is an excellent value pinot noir that demonstrates why, even on the lower end of the Burgundy spectrum, the region sets the world standard for complexity and elegance in pinot. It’s a vibrant wine with subtle tastes of sour and black cherry along with spice and earth notes, a good deal of minerality and refreshing acidity. The average price on Wine Searcher is $24 but the importer, Espirit du Vin, told me that some stores may offer it for as low as $20.

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Red

2007 Château Villa Bel-Air

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/28/2014 - Alain Harvey Likes this wine: 88 points

Medium bodied wine which reveals beautiful black cherry aromas with a hint of vanilla. Has well-balanced tannins and a long finish. Displays a mature character. Drink in the next year or two.

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Red

2007 Château Lafleur-Gazin

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/28/2014 - Alain Harvey wrote: 89 points

On the nose a dense wall of minerals with black berries, black currents, pencil shavings, dark plums and earthy notes. Well structured and balanced wine with smooth tannins. Impressive spicy richness.

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Red

NV Barnard Griffin Cabernet-Merlot

Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

11/29/2014 - Alain Harvey wrote: 85 points

A smooth, approachable red, Barnard Griffin Cabernet-Merlot provides nuances of dried fruit and spicy vanilla to a nose of raspberry, rose petal and cherry.perhaps from having been aged in both French and American oak barrels. The medium bodied, fruit-forward palate offers vibrant notes of plum, cherry and orange which are complemented by a touch of white pepper on the finish.

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Red

2011 Lavau Gigondas

Red Rhone Blend more

11/27/2014 - Alain Harvey Likes this wine: 87 points

Vibrant, still slightly uptight, and bursting with youthful energy. The 2011 is packed with lively red and black berry fruit, wild herbs, dried flowers, sweet spice and a distinct clove/licorice note.Should cellar well for the next ten years or more.

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Red

2009 Remoissenet Père et Fils Bourgogne

Pinot Noir more

11/25/2014 - Alain Harvey Likes this wine: 87 points

Deep red in color with well formed legs; dry, medium full-bodied with balanced acidity and lightly chewy phenolics. Supple and soft but focused. Offers ripe red fruit with some black fruit. Accents of cola, coffee, black pepper, and dark spice. Elegant but rich. Ready to drink now or hold for 2 to 3 years. Enjoyed with grilled leg of lamb.

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Red

2010 Terre da Vino Barbaresco La Casa in Collina

Nebbiolo more

11/25/2014 - Alain Harvey Likes this wine: 87 points

Lively cherry ruby with black reflections and cherry rim. The bouquet is a bit wilder than some, with wet horse and stable straw mingled with savory sea salt and balsamic warmth, and some greenish accents. Not much fruit. On the palate it's ample, with moderately rich cherry fruit supported by moderate acidity and by tannins that are ample and smooth, working more from below the surface than from above it; I would have liked more acidity, because it is a bit settled and lacks the definition that brisker acidity brings.

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Red

2013 Emiliana Carménère Natura

Colchagua Valley more

11/21/2014 - Alain Harvey Likes this wine: 86 points

This blend of 85% Carmenere and 15% Syrah is a tasty wine best consumed with food. It has an herbal and earth character with fresh black cherry on the palate.These aromas and flavors combined with good natural acidity helps it complement many dishes. Dark rich garnet color. Pleasant aroma with dusty earthy notes. Medium tannins, with nice fruit coming through. Pairs well with grilled meats. This wine requires something rich to stand up to the tannins. The Natura Emiliana Carménère represents a good value for an everyday value wine.

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Red

2011 Emiliana Cabernet Sauvignon Natura

Central Valley more

11/20/2014 - Alain Harvey Likes this wine: 88 points

Rich notes of blackcurrant, dark cherry, meat and woodsmoke. Ripe tannins and bright acidity offer great balance and structure. A good food Cabernet, but also has enough upfront freshness to be enjoyed on its own as a sipper.

A plush wine with dark fruit notes and a smoky finish. Viñedos Emiliana is the largest organic grower in all of Chile and has been farming organically since 1998. Emiliana has more than 1700 acres of vineyards certified organic and biodynamic, the largest organic winery in Chile. This full-bodied, smooth red wine has some terrific notes of cassis and blackcurrant on the finish. Try it with grass-fed beef dishes.

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Red

2006 Château Laborde

Lalande de Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend more

11/16/2014 - Alain Harvey wrote: 85 points

Ruby, garnet color. Gorgeous nose of blueberries and cassis. Elegant, well-balanced, great acidity & tannins. Wonderful flavors of blackberries, blueberries, cassis and black current with notes of pencil lead and tobacco. Nice finish.

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Red

2012 Domaine de Cabasse Côtes du Rhône Villages Sablet Les Deux Anges

Red Rhone Blend more

10/17/2014 - Alain Harvey Likes this wine: 88 points

Vivid red. Intense, spice-accented aromas of raspberry and rhubarb with a floral overtone. Juicy and precise, offering vibrant red fruit flavors that pick up sweetness and power with air. Closes on a bitter cherry note, with nervy cut and lingering floral character.

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Red

2010 Bodegas Caro (Barons de Rothschild / Catena) Caro

Mendoza Red Bordeaux Blend more

10/14/2014 - Alain Harvey Likes this wine: 91 points

The 2010 Bodegas Caro begins with strong and pleasant violet aromas when first opened and then turn into smoky, gamy notes plus some blackberry and spice. The more time it has to breath, the more the fruit comes out. It makes for quite an interesting evolution of the aromas on this wine. The wine tastes of dark fruit and has earthy tannins and a little spice. A bit of the smoky and gaminess from the nose carries over as well. The dry finish has a little spice and lingering cocoa notes. Pretty good by itself, but would be really good with a steak. This wine definitely needs lots of air to fully open up and was at its best on the second day.

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Red

2011 Ombrato Primitivo Puglia IGT

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10/13/2014 - Alain Harvey Likes this wine: 87 points

Deep ruby in color, Ombrato is full of super-ripe plum, spiced raisin and dark chocolate, with notes of tobacco. Harmonious, food-friendly tannins make it a winner for your dinner. Do like they would in Puglia and pair it with specialties like cutteridde (oven-braised lamb with greens) and braciolini (beef rolls). Buon appetito!

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Red

2012 Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Campo de Borja Tres Picos

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9/30/2014 - Alain Harvey Likes this wine: 89 points

Anyone who enjoys big, bold red wines will love the 2012 Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Campo de Borja Tres Picos. This full-bodied beauty boasts a deep ruby color as well as loads of vibrant blueberry, black cherry, black raspberry, white pepper and woodsmoke flavors and smooth floral notes accompanied by hints of lavender and crushed rocks, sweet tannin, and a broad, savory mouthfeel. Fresh and seamless, it's rare to find a value wine this good.

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Red

2009 Bodegas Sierra Cantabria Rioja Crianza

Tempranillo more

9/29/2014 - Alain Harvey Likes this wine: 87 points

A very nice Rioja. Ripe fruit aromas well balanced with complex spicy notes elegant vanilla tones that persist. This is a rounded and well-structured wine with a presence of ripe fruits and cocoa.

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White

2013 Château de Thauvenay Sancerre

Sauvignon Blanc more

9/27/2014 - Alain Harvey Likes this wine: 90 points

The 2013 Château de Thauvenay Sancerre possesses a light straw-green color. Fresh and crisp on the palate with pear, peach and apple frolicking about. A softer-textured Sancerre with great minerality and complexity and a nice refreshing finish. This Sauvignon wine will pleasantly surprise you and is a must have at your dinner table tonight.

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White - Sparkling

NV Fantinel Prosecco Extra Dry Spumante

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9/27/2014 - Alain Harvey Likes this wine: 88 points

Light, booth, delicate and citrus scented Prosecco with good mousse and a long dry finish made in the Friuli region of northern Italy. Refreshing with mineral and earthy notes, along with tangy apple and peach scents. Made from the Glera (Proseco) grape. Excellent as an aperitif either served plain chilled on its own, as a cocktail or Bellini.

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Red

2012 Fratelli Mantellassi Sangiovese Maremma Toscana Il Canneto

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9/20/2014 - Alain Harvey wrote: 80 points

Bright, ruby color and fresh aroma of dark cherries. On the palate, this is medium body red with lively fruit, bright flavors. I like the fact that the wine has enough weight on its own to accommodate even heavier meals, although it?s not supported with oak. An excellent value.

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