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  • Bodegas Ponce Buena Pinta 2012

    Bodegas Ponce Buena Pinta 2012

    Since establishing Bodegas Ponce in 2005 at the age of 23, Juan Antonio Ponce has had the eyes and discerning palates of the wine world awaiting his next move.  Crowned the King of Bobal, Ponce made a mark with his commitment to native varietals and to his employment of Old World techniques.  Af...

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  • Les Vins de Vienne "Sotanum" Syrah 2008

    Les Vins de Vienne "Sotanum" Syrah 2008

    At yesterday's Fall Tasting we uncorked some 50+ bottles of wine along with a number of spirits, and though this bottle of Les Vins de Vienne "Sotanum" Syrah 2008 was near the end of the line, it easily refreshed most any palate with its vibrant waves of undulating complexities and definitive de...

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  • Mauro Veglio Barolo "Vigneto Gattera" 2005

    Mauro Veglio Barolo "Vigneto Gattera" 2005

    Like many winemakers of his generation, Mauro Veglio was the first in a long line of winegrowers to produce and bottle his own wines, starting in 1992.  Prior to this period, Veglio says that big wineries dominated the landscape with little care for the quality of fruit, which was an optimal env...

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  • 12 Volts from Mallorca

    12 Volts from Mallorca

    Meaning 'black' in the Mallorcan dialect, Callet is a native grape that with the indigenous Fogoneau comprises a field blend that totals 50% of the 12 Volts 2012 blend.  Recently rescued, in large part at the hands of Francesc Grimalt of 4Kilos Wines, Callet yields light, rustic red wines and th...

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  • Château de la Negly "La Falaise" 2010

    Château de la Negly "La Falaise" 2010

    Hailing from the village of Fleury, in Languedoc's AOP La Clape, Château de la Negly "La Falaise" 2010, is a blend of 55% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 5% Mourvedre.  A 50ha estate, Negly overlooks the Mediterranean, which sits past the rows of old-vine Mourvedre that reside in front of the 18th centu...

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  • Calluna Vineyards "CVC" Chalk Hill 2010

    Calluna Vineyards "CVC" Chalk Hill 2010

    Seeking to make wines with Bordeaux varietals, David Jeffrey chose Chalk Hill for the location of his Calluna Vineyards when he first planted in 2004.  Farming organically (non-certified) at the highest possible elevation, Jeffrey sought terroir that allowed for full fruit ripening without the n...

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  • Uriondo & Doniene Gorrondona 2012 from Bizkaiko Txakolina D.O.

    Uriondo & Doniene Gorrondona 2012 from Bizkaiko Txakolina D.O.

    Savoring every last sip of summer, we're drinking Txakolina from Uriondo and Doniene Gorrondona, both from Bizkaiko Txakolina D.O.  Wrapped around Bilbao along the Bay of Biscay, Basque Country's largest D.O. was founded in 1990 and is home to Hondarrabi Zuri, the dominant varietal in the D.O.'s...

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  • Bodegas Ostatu Rosado Rioja 2012

    Bodegas Ostatu Rosado Rioja 2012

    Despite today's sudden drop in temps, summer isn't over yet! There are still plenty of moments that will necessitate rosé colored/filled glasses before Labor Day, and plenty more that will take us through the days of early fall, which brings us to the Sáenz de Samaniego family from the village o...

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  • Pascal Pibaleau Gamay 2012

    Pascal Pibaleau Gamay 2012

    From Pascal Pibaleau's Demeter certified estate in Azay-le-Rideau, comes one of our most recent additions, the Pascal Pibaleau 2012 Gamay.  Originated in 1886 when his great-grandfather purchased 3ha, the estate now totals 15ha under vine, including 1.7ha of Gamay vines that were planted to soil...

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  • Alberto Longo Le Fossette 2011

    Alberto Longo Le Fossette 2011

    Made from 100% Falanghina, one of Italy's oldest varietals thought to have come by way of Greece, the Alberto Longo le Fossette 2011 is the first bottle to empty at our summer time dinner table.  Farmed on 1.5 of Alberto Longo's 35ha in Lucera in Northern Puglia, Falanghina once thrived on this ...

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