It’s almost time to prepare the holiday table, so here are some wonderful wines at awesome prices – just for you – our loyal customers. These wines represent phenomenal values in quality wines.
2012 K Vintners Charles Smith The Velvet Devil Merlot – In the same mold and a big, voluptuous and hedonistically styled effort, the 2012 Charles Smith The Velvet Devil Merlot gives up loads of black fruits, ground herbs and licorice in a medium to full-bodied, rich and easy drinking package. Made from 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon it should have 3-5 years of longevity. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 89pts – Sale $12.79 (Suggested Retail $15.99)
2012 K Vintners Charles Smith Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon – An outstanding bottle of wine, the 2012 Charles Smith Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon (93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec) gives up big blueberry, spice, crushed flowers and violets in a seamless, sexy, yet fresh and delicious package. It too is a superb value and will have 5 to 7 years of longevity. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 90pts – Sale $17.99 (Suggested Retail $19.99)
2013 K Vintners Riesling Kung Fu Girl – Clean, fresh and incredibly pure, the 2013 Charles Smith Riesling Kung Fu Girl is shockingly good given the price (and the volume, as they produce a massive amount of this cuvee). Lychee, citrus, mint and classic minerality all show here, and it’s medium-bodied, beautifully balanced and finishes cleanly, with perfectly integrated acidity and only subtle sweetness. Enjoy this rock star effort over the coming year or two. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 90pts – Sale $10.99 (Suggested Retail $14.99)
2008 Bodegas Triton, Tempranillo – The 2008 Triton is 100% Tinta de Toro sourced from old vines some of which are located outside the boundaries of Toro requiring that the generic DO of Castilla y Leon be utilized. The wine was aged for 15 months in new French oak. Notes of Asian spices, tar, tapenade, violets, blackberry, and blueberry inform the nose of this richly fruity, layered, lengthy offering. There is enough underlying structure to allow for another 2-3 years of development and this superb value can be enjoyed through 2020 if not longer. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 90pts – Sale $10.19 (Suggested Retail $11.99)
2013 Domaine Lafage Novellum Chardonnay – More serious and layered, the 2013 VDP Cotes Catalanes Novellum is a crazy value that needs to be tasted to be believed. A custom cuvee by importer Eric Solomon and a blend of 100% Chardonnay that comes from two separate vineyards, this Cotes Catalanes is aged three months (on Viognier lees) in a combination of Burgundy barrels and stainless steel. Exotic and perfumed, with ample white peach, creme, brioche and subtle nuttiness, it flows onto the palate with a medium to full-bodied, layered and beautifully detailed texture that shows bright acidity and fantastic purity of fruit. An incredible effort that has both richness and freshness, it should continue to thrill for another handful of years. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 92pts – Sale $10.99 (Suggested Retail $12.99)
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