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Serrata Maremma Toscana

2013 Italy Tuscany
89 Points

Made from 80% Sangiovese and 20% Alicante, this opens with aromas of plum, black cherry and baking spice that follow through to the medium-bodied palate along with a hint of clove. It's easy drinking with firm but fine-grained tannins.

Wine Enthusiast March 2017
Mazzei Serrata Maremma Toscana bottle Platinum

Philip

2012 Italy Tuscany
93 Points

Made entirely from Cabernet Sauvignon, this stylish wine opens with aromas of red berry, Mediterranean herb and cedar. The juicy, elegantly structured palate doles out red currant, black raspberry, licorice and white pepper alongside sily tannins. Drink now-2024. 

Wine Enthusiast March 2017
Mazzei Philip Bottle Platinum

Mix 36

2012 Italy Tuscany
93 Points

Made entirely from Sangiovese, this polished red opens with aromas of red berry, violet, sunbaked earth and a whiff of thyme. Structured and smooth, the palate delivers juicy red cherry, cinnamon and clove along side fine-grained tannins. Drink through 2023. 

Wine Enthusiast March 2017
Mazzei Mix 36 bottle Platinum

Tenuta Belguardo Maremma Toscana IGT

2011 Italy Tuscany
92 Points

The 2011 Tenuta Belguardo is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. This is a lovely wine from Coastal Tuscany that is rich, supple and soft in terms of texture. The bouquet is redolent of dark fruit with jammy overtones and blackberry preserves. Spice, cinnamon and grilled herb fill in the rear. This wine would make a great companion to spicy sausage with green peppers and onions.

Wine Advocate January 31, 2017
Mazzei Tenuta Belguardo Maremma Toscana IGT bottle Platinum

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Argentina Mendoza
88 Points

The 2015 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Valle de Uco, from their El Oasis estate vineyards at Los Árboles and was produced fermenting the destemmed and crushed grapes after a cold soak and aging the wine in oak barrels for one year. This is a wine that shows quite varietal, with that blend of raspberries and a spicy and herbal touch. The palate reveals the classical Cabernet tannins, with elegance and good freshness. There is one single blend and multiple bottlings of it. 194,900 bottles produced.

Wine Advocate December 30, 2016
Salentein, Bodegas Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon bottle

Sauvignon Blanc

2016 New Zealand Marlborough
89 Points

The 2016 Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc has a delicate, herbal nose with fresh lemon juice and chalk dust hints. Crisp, clean and intense with very good length, this is a beautifully expressive example of this sub-region of Marlborough.

Wine Advocate December 30, 2016

"Moncucco" Moscato d'Asti DOCG

2015 Italy Piedmont
90 Points

Heady aromas of fragrant white flower, citrus blossom, chopped herb and yellow stone fruit almost jump out of the glass. The creamy, expressive palate doles out juicy apricot, lemon drop and sage while bright acidity and a frothy mousse lift the finish. There’s a lot to like here.

Wine Enthusiast February 2017
Fontanafredda "Moncucco" Moscato d'Asti DOCG  bottle Platinum

Reserve Malbec

2014 Argentina Mendoza
89 Points

Aromas of herbs and desert brush blend with raisiny berry scents. This feels grabby and tannic, while jammy, herbal berry flavors flatten out with airing. A loamy tasting finish loses some intensity and spirit as this settles.

Wine Enthusiast February 2017
Salentein, Bodegas Reserve Malbec bottle

Malbec

2015 Argentina Mendoza
89 Points

Rubbery plum and berry aromas lean toward red fruits after airing and settling. Racy acidity makes for a firm palate, while this tastes savory and like meaty berry and plum. A tight finish holds onto a meaty essence.

Wine Enthusiast February 2017
Killka Malbec bottle

Prum Blue Riesling

2015 Germany Mosel
90 Points

Fresh white grapefruit and tea leaves perfume this gorgeously honeyed kabinett. The palate is just delicately sweet, glazed by honey and sweet-tart tangerine flavors. Juicy in concentration yet finely filigreed on the tongue, it’s an elegant yet approachable wine with wide appeal. Drink now through 2020.

Wine Enthusiast February 2017
Prum Blue Riesling bottle Platinum

Numina

2014 Argentina Mendoza
93 Points

Salentein’s wines have never been better than over the last few vintages. This Malbec-heavy blend is rich, with aromatic notes of raisin, prune, licorice and almond candy. A full, tannic and slightly bumpy palate holds impressive flavors of cassis, black plum, blackberry, toast and peppercorn. On the finish, coffee, toast, mocha, licorice and cassis flavors are deep and delicious. Drink through 2026.

Editors' Choice Award
Wine Enthusiast February 2017
Salentein, Bodegas Numina bottle Platinum

Blanco

NV/MV Mexico Tequila
91 Points

Forward notes of Szechuan peppercorn, spicy flowers and cedar. Full-bodied on the sweet and spicy palate of sweet herbs, flowers, cinnamon candy, chocolate, cool mint and dry earth. Long, peppery finish.

The Planet Grape Wine Review 2016
Chamucos Tequila Blanco bottle Platinum