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2012 CASTELLO DELLE PANERETTA Chianti Classico Riserva

2012 Castello delle Paneretta Chianti Classico Riserva
$20.95 bottle/ $202.00 case

This is fabulous buy in top quality Chianti. Sangiovese that hits every pleasure center, whether you serve it with tonight’s dinner or tuck it safely away for few restful years in your basement. I have always been a big fan of Paneretta’s classic Tuscan produce, have been selling them on a wholesale and retail level for 20+ years, and this is easily the best Chianti I’ve had from them in years. Rich fruit, classic Tuscan aromas and flavors, just so much to love here. Plus, I have to say I love the new-ish label, which is a redo of their traditional label from the 1930’s! And then there’s this bit of praise: “The 2012 Chianti Classico Riserva is bold, immediate and juicy, but still very much in the mid-weight style that is typical of these wines. Succulent red cherry, plum, spice, rose petal, new oak and menthol notes give the 2012 its round, caressing personality. The 2012 is quite open today and should continue to drink well for a number of years. 91 points.” -Antonio Galloni/Vinous

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Swick’d Again: 2016 SWICK WINES Grenache Blanc

2016 SWICK WINES Grenache Blanc
$19.95 bottle/ $192.00 case

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2015 DOMAINE DE LA FERME ST. MARTIN Beaumes de Venise “Costancia”

2015 Domaine de la Ferme St Martin Beaumes de-Venise "Costancia"
$26.95 bottle/ $258.00 case

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2014 Juan Gil Monastrell- aka “Marvelous Mourvedre”!

2014 BODEGAS JUAN GIL Monastrell
$16.95 bottle/ $163.00 case

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Produttori Rising: 2012 Produttori del Barbaresco!!

2012 PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO Barbaresco
$34.95 bottle/ $188.00 half-case/ $330.00 case

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Big Time Bandol: 2011 Domaine du Gros Noré Rouge

Domaine du Gros Noré Bandol
$41.95 bottle/ $226.00 half-case/ $402.00 case

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VINO Wine School: INTRO TO WINE, May 10 &17!!

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Featured Wines
2012 CASTELLO DELLE PANERETTA Chianti Classico Riserva

This is fabulous buy in top quality Chianti. Sangiovese that hits every pleasure center, whether you serve it with tonight’s dinner or tuck it safely away for few restful years in your basement. I h[more]

South American Satisfaction: Ca’de Calle & Viu Manent

Two Bordeaux-style blends at our recent exploration of the wines of Chile and Argentina stood out as awesome values, delivering big on both flavor and the all important bang-for-the-buck meter. As we [more]

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Joe Swick, who’s wines we’ve been championing for the last couple of years, has shown himself to be one of the state’s most innovative young winemakers. His pinots are terrific, but I feel his w[more]

Holy cow! I just tasted this a few days ago and was blown away by this incredible Chateauneuf-du-Pape lookalike and had to share, stat! This is a wonderfully intense, hedonistic drinking experience. D[more]

2014 Juan Gil Monastrell- aka “Marvelous Mourvedre”!

So happy to have this long time VINO favorite back in store! A big, dark, full-bodied Monastrell (aka “mourvedre”) that never fails to satisfy and has a remarkable ability to age. I recently had a[more]

Produttori Rising: 2012 Produttori del Barbaresco!!

The Produttori co-op is unquestionably one of Italy’s greatest wine producers. Year after year they are absolute benchmarks of quality in Barbaresco. Adding to the allure of this 2012 is that in thi[more]

This is without question one of my Top 5 Wine I tasted in 2016. Absolutely profound in every way with its intensely dark color, its ripe, incredibly layered fruit, the truckloads of complexity and cha[more]

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