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Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

2013 Italy Tuscany
92 Points

Good medium red-ruby. Musky aromas of ripe red cherry, spicy dark plum, tobacco, cedar and menthol. Then lively and perfumed but tight on the palate, showing lovely energy and focus to the flavors of cherry, spices and cedar. Finishes long, clean and youthfully imploded, with a firm tannic spine and enough fruit to stand the test of time. Lovely classic Brunello.

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Vinous April 2018
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Platinum

Sergio Zingarelli Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

2013 Italy Tuscany
95 Points

This Gran Selezione is aged in French oak barriques for 18 months. Andrea Briccarello: A nose of dark fruits with plenty of seductive, ripe, wild elements. Hints of pomegranate and rhubarb exude from the glass. Beautifully crafted with plenty of dark plums and juicy currants. Great gripping tannins and lingering fruit notes. Susan Hulme MW: Sweet wild strawberries and red cherries on the nose, with creamy oak spice. Very warm and inviting on the palate; enough fruit to support the lavish oak. Very fine tannins. Supremely harmonious. Andrew Jefford: Breezy and chic fruits with well-judged oak and incipient secondary complexities. Concentrated and beguiling on the palate, with a sweet note which gradually softens and fills as it sits in the mouth. It’s rich yet far from vulgar, full of the nuance of field and forest as well as vineyard.
 

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Decanter May 2018
Sergio Zingarelli Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Platinum

Single Vineyard Malbec

2014 Argentina Mendoza
93 Points

Blackberry, cassis, prune and chocolate aromas make for a ripe wine. This Malbec full in body, with bright acidity that helps keep its heart rate up. Bold blackberry, cassis, herb and spice flavors are baked and chocolaty across the finish. Overall, this is a complete package, especially for 2014, which was a cold year. Drink through 2026. 

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Wine Enthusiast May 2018
Single Vineyard Malbec Platinum

Côtes du Rhône Blanc "Les Abeilles"

2016 France Rhone Valley
89 Points

Blossomy and fresh, Jean Luc Colombo's entry-level bottling offers a bang-for-your-buck introduction to the Rhône region's uniquely silken, textural white wines. Made primarily from Clairette, it's chock-full of easy drinking apple and lemon flavors touched by hints of bitter almond and smoke. Drink now through 2020.
 

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Wine Enthusiast May 2018
Côtes du Rhône Blanc "Les Abeilles" Best Buy

Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 USA Napa
92 Points

This is a densely packed, powerful and ripe wine from a tremendous site in the heart of the appellation. Black cherry, dark chocolate and coconut shavings make for a rich impression on the velvety palate, with plenty of toasted oak for support. This wine will do well in the cellar. Enjoy from 2024–2034.

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Wine Enthusiast May 2018
Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Platinum

Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 USA Napa
96 Points

This outstanding effort from the famous site is truly inviting on the nose, with a prominent rose aroma. The smooth palate boasts power and grace, with a deft mix of black cherry coulis and cassis flavors tamed by dusty tannins. Hints of tobacco and dark chocolate carry through to the finish. Enjoy best 2023–2033.
 

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Wine Enthusiast May 2018
Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Platinum