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Wine

: 2012 Washington Hills Sauvignon Blanc
(USA, Washington)

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Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
AVA/Grape Source: Oasis, Frenchman Hills, Otis, A&R
pH: 3.11
TA: 0.66
Alcohol: 13%
RS: 1.5%

Wine

: 2012 Scott Harvey Barbera Mountain Selection
(USA, California, Sierra Foothills, Amador County)

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Blend: 83% Barbera, 13% Syrah, 4% Zinfandel
Vineyard Sources: 98% Shenandoah Valley, Amador County, 2% Napa Valley
Appellation: Amador County
Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.54
RS: Dry <0.2%
Cooperage: 17 months French Oak
Bottling Date: May 31, 2014
Release Date: September 2014

Wine

: 2011 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir
(USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills)

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Biggio Hamina up in Willamette is back with a new vintage and wine. This amazing value wine is actually part Zenith Vineyard fruit, that would retail around $50 and be pretty hard to find in the first place. The wine is filled with bramble, rose petal and cola on the nose, with boisterous red fruit and baking spice on the palate. Very clean and well defined, the structure is firm but smooth, with a river rock minerality and notes of dried tobacco and a subtle salinity on the finish. Really a fantastic effort, we hope you enjoy the wine as much as we do.

Wine

: 2012 BackVintage Wines
(Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale)

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from the website:

Background

McLaren Vale experienced a mild growing season and vintage started early, in late February. The grapes for this wine came largely from three vineyards between the slopes above Willunga and the Valley floor. After a cold soak for several days and fermentation in open fermenters, to maximise colour and flavour, the wine was matured in used and a small proportion of new French barrels for 14 months.

Nick Bulleid's Tasting Notes

Colour
Deep purple.

Nose
Concentrated red plum and blackberry fruit. Moderate spices from well-handled oak.

Structure / Palate
Full body. Rich, sweet-fruit flavours, with plenty of firm, balanced tannin and very good length.

If you like red wines with rich, fruit-forward flavours you’ll enjoy this in its vigorous youth. It will nevertheless gain more complex flavours past 2020. It’s an excellent accompaniment to flavoursome red meat dishes, particularly casseroles, lamb shanks and seared sirloin.

Wine

: 2012 Donati Family Vineyard Syrah-Grenache
(USA, California, Central Coast, Paicines)

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Harvest Data:
Harvest Date: 9/11/12
Harvest Tonnage: 5.37 tons
Harvest Brix: 23.9

Winemaking Data:
Extraction Method: Twice Daily Punchdowns
Barrel Aging: 20 months
Cooperage: 17% New French Oak, 8% New Hungarian Oak, 75% Neutral Oak

Bottling Data:
Bottling Date: 5/10/14
Blend Composition: 75% Grenache, 25% Syrah
Cases Produced: 200 (12x750ml)
ABV: 14.3%
pH: 3.69
RS: .06%

Wine

: 2012 Donati Family Vineyard Grenache
(USA, California, Central Coast, Paicines)

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Harvest Data:
Harvest Date: 11/1/12
Harvest Tonnage: 6.17 tons
Harvest Brix: 25.3

Winemaking Data:
Extraction Method: Twice Daily Punchdowns
Barrel Aging: 18 months
Cooperage: 31% New French Oak, 15% New Hungarian Oak, 54% Neutral Oak

Bottling Data:
Bottling Date: 5/10/14
Blend Composition: 85% Grenache, 15% Syrah
Cases Produced: 145 (12x750ml)
ABV: 13.8%
pH: 3.77
RS: .07%

Wine

: NV Bodkin Sauvignon Blanc Blanc De Sauvignon Blanc Cuvee Agincourt
(USA, California, North Coast, Lake County)

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Bodkin Wines is proud to release the third cuvιe of California’s First Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc.
100% Sauvignon Blanc from Armida Vineyards in the Russian River Valley and Sandy Bend Vineyard in Lake County.

Wine

: 2013 Praxis Viognier
(USA, California, Sonoma County)

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Appellation: Sonoma County
Alcohol: 14.1%
% Malolactic: 0
Res Sugar(g/100ml): .03
TA (g/100 ml): .58
Brix at Harvest: 23.8
pH: 3.56
Production: 590 cases

Wine

: 2013 Josι Maria da Fonseca Moscatel Roxo Rosι Coleccao Privada
(Portugal, Penνnsula de Setϊbal, Vinho Regional Penνnsula de Setϊbal/Terras do Sado)

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Classification: Regional Setϊbal Penνnsula
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Grapes: Moscatel Roxo (100%)
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Region: Setϊbal Penνnsula
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Type de Soil: Clay and lime
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Vineyard Area: 3.5 hectares
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Wine Production: 12.000 Litres
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Tasting Notes:
Colour: Light salmon with reddish tinge
Aroma: Apricot, raspberries, roses, kiwi
Palate: Delicate, fruity, good acidity, balanced
Finish: Medium / long
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Vinification: Skin contact time prior to fermentation of 48 hours to get this colour. Fermentation temperature of 18ΊC.
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Date of Bottling: March 2014
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Analyses:
Alcohol – 12.8%
Total Acidity – 5.1 g/l as tartaric acid
pH – 3.02
Residual Sugar – 4.3 g/l
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Serving Sugestions: Serve at a temperature of 8ΊC and consume at 10ΊC with light meals, oriental recipes or on its own.
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Storage: The bottles should be laid down at a temperature of 12ΊC and 60% humidity.
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Shelf life: Consume while young

Wine

: 2011 Di Majo Norante Biferno Ramitello
(Italy, Molise, Biferno)

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This cru is made mainly from a selection of the best Montepulciano and Aglianico grapes grown in the Ramitello vineyard of Campomarino. Full, mellow and velvety wine; with a perfect blend of flavours such as plum, undergrowth and hints of leather and liquorice, deep ruby red in colour with violet reflections. Ideal with rich dishes, especially white and red meats, game and ripe cheeses. Serving temperature: 18°C

Vine: Montepulciano 80% - Aglianico 20 %.
Area of production: Ramitello.
Altitude: 100 mt.
Soil type: clay.
Planting: trellis of 4,400 vines per hectare.
Average age of vines: years 10.
Surface area of vineyard: 18 ha.
Production per hectare: 90/120 q.li.
Harvest: fend October.
Vinification: traditional, with maceration on the skins for about 1 month.
Ageing: part in small and medium barrels, part in steel vats - 6 months in bottle.
Malolactic fermentation: carried out.
Production: 100,000 bottles
Analytical data on bottling: alcohol developed: 13,50% - total acidity: 5,20 gr/lt - pH: 3,72 - reducing sugar: 2,0 gr/lt - dry extract: 36,00 gr/lt

Wine

: 1988 Hugel et Fils Riesling Vendange Tardive
(France, Alsace)

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22g Residual Sugar, 4g/l Acidity.

Wine

: 2012 J. Rochioli Chardonnay South River Vineyard
(USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)

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Producer notes: "This wine is produced from a special loose clustered Chardonnay from the Hanzell field selection grown near the Russian River on our Estate. The yield was only 3.2 tons per acre. Complex aromas of ripe fruit combine with floral notes, roasted hazelnuts, and a touch of minerality. The flavors are rich and full with pleasant acidity. It also will age gracefully. 222 cases were produced."

Wine

: 2012 Cathedral Ridge Pinot Noir Dampier
(USA, Oregon/Washington, Columbia Gorge)

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Alcohol: 13.6%
Production: 325 cases

Wine

: 2012 Anaba Petite Sirah Teldeshi
(USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley)

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Dark and inky in the glass, the intense aromas are of brambly blue fruits, star anise and sun-warmed earth. Natural acidity makes this bold wine approachable. The palate is rich with flavors of blueberries, boysenberries and an undertone of black plum. The layers of fruit combine with subtle earth, black pepper and an alluring meatiness. The firm tannins give way to a long finish.

Wine

: 2011 Lovico Gamza
(Bulgaria, Suhindol)

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A wine of ruby colour and pleasant aromas, dominated by red fruit. Hints of ripe cherries in the taste flavour. The taste itself is well structured, followed by a fresh aftertaste.

alc. 13.5 % vol.

Wine

: 2013 Cameron Hughes Cariρena Lot 446 Old Vine
(Spain, Aragσn, Cariρena)

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Lot 446 walks the line between Old and New World. The nose is vibrant and inviting, with plum, cherry and raspberry fruit notes accented with hints of white pepper. Amply fruited on the palate, with cherries and clove in a long and pure finish. There is a lot of complexity here – perfect balance, and obvious quality that punches way above its weight class. Terrific everyday drinker and a great table wine. If you’re looking for a perfect food-pairing wine to grab by the case and serve with every meal, this is it!

STYLE: Medium, Fruity

FLAVORS: Cherry, Raspberry, Spice

Cariρena is located in the Aragon region of Spain, the spiritual home of Spanish Garnacha (Grenache). Our old friend Juan sent his winemaking team over to meet me late last year, and they brought some samples of their latest work! Though the lineup boasted 12 year old Gran Reservas and lovely Viuras, the wine that really stood out for me was the inaugural vintage of their single varietal Old Vine Garnacha, grown from 40-60 year old bush vines – I was simply blown away by the quality. This wine can now be found in select wine shops throughout Europe, but we are proud to report we are the first to bring it to the US!

VINTAGE: 2013
APPELLATION: Cariρena
GRAPE: Garnacha
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 14%
PRODUCTION: 700
DRINK/HOLD: Now through 2019

Wine

: 2001 Dφnnhoff Oberhδuser Brόcke Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel Auction
(Germany, Nahe)

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FYI, this is an AP 19, as distinct from the 'regular' Bruecke Riesling Auslese 'Goldkap' (non-auction). jht

Wine

: 2011 C.G. di Arie Tempranillo Estate Grown
(USA, California, Sierra Foothills, El Dorado)

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Varietal Content: 100% Tempranillo
Appellation: Shenandoah Valley, California
Cooperage: 100% French Oak
Bottling Date: May 15, 2012
Cases Produced: 375
Alcohol: 14.2
pH: 3.75
Residual Sugar: Less than 0.1%

Wine

: 2011 C.G. di Arie Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown
(USA, California, Sierra Foothills, El Dorado)

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Varietal Content: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Touriga Nacional
Alcohol: 13.7%
Residual Sugar: Less than 0.1%

Wine

: 2007 C.G. di Arie Zinfandel Southern Exposure
(USA, California, Sierra Foothills, California Shenandoah Valley)

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Varietal Content: 85% Zinfandel, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Tempranillo, 5% Other Varietals
Bottling Date: 2/6/2009
Cases Produced: 1000
pH: 3.7
Alcohol Content: 14.4%
Residual Sugars: Less than 0.1%

Wine

: 2009 C.G. di Arie Zinfandel American Legend
(USA, California, Sierra Foothills, Amador County)

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Varietal Content:
91.7% Zinfandel, Gunther Vineyard
8.3% Petite Sirah
Bottling Date: 1/26/2011
Cases Produced: 869
Alcohol Content: 14.8% by volume
pH: 3.5
Residual Sugars: Less than 0.1%

Wine

: 2006 C.G. di Arie Syrah Sierra Foothills
(USA, California, Sierra Foothills)

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Varietal Content: 100% Syrah
Bottling Date: February 15, 2008
Cases Produced: 350
Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.6
Residual sugar: Less than 0.1%

Wine

: 2007 C.G. di Arie Zinfandel California Shenandoah Valley
(USA, California, Sierra Foothills, California Shenandoah Valley)

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Varietal Content: Zinfandel 80.4%, Primitivo 7.7%, Cabernet Franc 7.7%, Tempranillo 4.2%
Bottling Date: 2/5/009
Cases Produced: 1296
Alcohol Content: 14.6% by volume
pH: 3.55
Residual Sugars: Less than 0.1%

Wine

: 2009 C.G. di Arie Interlude
(USA, California, Sierra Foothills, California Shenandoah Valley)

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Varietal Content:
40% Zinfandel, Shenandoah Valley
25% Syrah, Estate Grown
22.5% Petite Sirah, Estate Grown
12.5% Primitivo, Estate Grown
Bottling Date: 8/23/2011
Cases Produced: 1450
pH: 3.5
Alcohol: 14.4%
Residual Sugars: Less than 0.1%

Wine

: 2010 C.G. di Arie Petite Sirah Gallery Collection
(USA, California, Sierra Foothills, California Shenandoah Valley)

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Varietal Content:
77.5% Petite Sirah, Estate Grown, Shenandoah Valley California
16.5% Syrah, Estate Grown, Shenandoah Valley California
6.0% Primitivo, Estate Grown, Shenandoah Valley, California
Bottling Date: 9/18/2013
Cases Produced: 405
pH: 3.6
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Residual Sugars: Less than 0.1%
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