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Product Name Supplier Country
Blancs de Noir Cremant Brut  ALSACE WILLM  France 
Type Varietal Region
Sparkling Wine  Pinot Noir  Alsace 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$21.00   MLCC View Legend  
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Awards & Accolades:

90 Points & Best Buy. "This is a deliciously ripe, full-bodied wine with all the red berry fruits, orange zest and acidity that you could want. It’s finely made with a creamy mousse and a fresh and fruity aftertaste." - Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Mar/14

"Just a hint of salmon color to this Blanc de Noirs, and it displays kirsch, currant and vanilla flavors. It's brightened by lively acidity and ends with a light, mouthwatering finish." - Wine Spectator, web-only 2008




Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Brilliant golden-yellow.

Aroma:
Intesne fresh citrus and green apple aromas, with a hint of toasty brioche notes.

Taste:
Aromas carry through on a finely-textured palate, with elegant small bubbles, depth of flavour and a firm finish.

Pairing:
Ideal paired with sushi, sashimi or scallops.



Other Info:

This cremant is made using the methode traditionnelle, the classic method used for producing the finest sparkling wines of France. The regulation stipulates the maximum permitted yield, picking of the grapes several days before the start of still wine harvest in Alsace. The second fermentation must take place in the bottle.

Willm's Blanc de Noirs, which translates as "white of blacks," is made only from Pinot Noir. The grapes go directly into the pneumatic press and are immediately crushed without skin contact to create a white wine from black-skinned grapes. This wine is aged on its lees for two years, well in excess of the nine month legal minimum.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Pinot Blanc Reserve  ALSACE WILLM  France 
Type Varietal Region
White  Pinot Blanc  Alsace 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$13.49   MLCC View Legend  
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Vintage    
     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2008 ~ "This dry white shows jangly acidity and flavors of lemon curd and stone, with a hint of vanilla. A bit richer than some of its peers, with a modest finish." - Wine Spectator, Sept 30/09

2007 ~ "A hint of earth mixes with the fresh lemon peel, clementine and spice notes. Juicy, a bit broader than some of its peers, with a modest finish. Drink now." - Wine Spectator, Oct 31/08

2006 ~ Top Value! "This shy white shows hints of pear, honeycomb and lemon zest on a clean, dry framework. Drink now!" - Wine Spectator, Nov/07

2003 ~ "A rich white, offering apple and white peach flavors, lively acidity and a grapefruit peel accent on the finish. Balanced, if compact." - Wine Spectator, Jun/04


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Pale straw.

Aroma:
Medium-intense, fresh citrus and mineral notes.

Taste:
Clean and crisp with ripe, juicy flavours of green apple, peaches and apricots. Balanced acidity with long, fruity finish.

Pairing:
An ideal aperitif, or partner to pasta dishes in cream sauce, seafood, chicken and soft cheeses.



Other Info:

Alsace Willm Estate Winery was founded in 1896 in the town of Barr, south of Strasbourg. Willm owns two outstanding Grand Cru properties, The Kirchberg de Barr and the Clos Gaensbronnel, and produces a wide selection of still and sparkling wines.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Gewurztraminer Reserve  ALSACE WILLM  France 
Type Varietal Region
White  Gewurztraminer  Alsace 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$17.99   MLCC View Legend  
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Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2007 ~ "Ripe and pleasant, with juicy acidity carrying the clean grapefruit, tangerine and lychee flavors, followed by a lip-smacking, floral finish. Drink now." - Wine Spectator, Oct 31/08

2005 ~ Top Value ~ "Ripe yet juicy. Soft talc and floral aromas and flavors, with apricot and grapefruit accents. Well-balanced." - Wine Spectator, Oct 31/06


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Pale golden yellow.

Aroma:
Fragrant nose with spicy-grapey aromas.

Taste:
Spicy, full-bodied and well balanced.

Pairing:
Wonderful with rich and creamy dishes, seafood - in particular shellfish and highly seasoned dishes. Great for Thanksgiving dinner.



Other Info:

Alsace Willm Estate Winery was founded in 1896 in the town of Barr, south of Strasbourg. Willm owns two outstanding Grand Cru properties, The Kirchberg de Barr and the Clos Gaensbronnel, and produces a wide selection of still and sparkling wines.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Pinot Gris Reserve  ALSACE WILLM  France 
Type Varietal Region
White  Pinot Gris  Alsace 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$17.99   MLCC View Legend  
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Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2007 ~ "This juicy, fruity white offers pomegranate and orange granita flavors, with nice tangy acidity and a lightly mouthwatering finish that echoes a licorice note." - Wine Spectator, Nov 15/08

2006 ~ 89 Points. "Tropical fruit and spicy aromatics jump out of the glass. The palate brings together apple and pear flavors atop a soft, fleshy texture. A note of toasty nut lingers on the finish." - Tidings Magazine, Feb-Mar/09

2005 ~ "Waxy, slate, petrol, quince, earthy, spicy, lemon rind and baked pear aromas. Fat, round, warm, slightly sweet palate ... One to enjoy now." - Wine Access Magazine, Apr-May/09

2005 ~ "Peach and apple flavors mesh with the rich texture in this attractive Pinot Gris. Balanced, lingering on the moderate finish. Drink now." - Wine Spectator, Oct 31/06

2004 ~ "Attractive white fruits and spice dominate the aromas of this fresh, soft, clean wine. There is a considerable amount of residual sugar to go with the spice and the tropical fruits. Acidity is less evident, but here is a firmness that holds the wine together." - Wine Enthusiast, Feb/06

2004 ~ "Ripe and round, with floral, peach and citrus flavors picking up a hint of citrus peel on the finish." - Wine Spectator, Oct/05


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Medium straw.

Aroma:
Soft and fresh orchard fruit aromas.

Taste:
Excellent soft, peach and pear flavours supported with good acidity.

Pairing:
Pairs well with white meats, poultry, smoked fish and foie gras.



Other Info:

Alsace Willm Estate Winery was founded in 1896 in the town of Barr, south of Strasbourg. Willm owns two outstanding Grand Cru properties, The Kirchberg de Barr and the Clos Gaensbronnel, and produces a wide selection of still and sparkling wines.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Penascal Sauvignon Blanc  BARCELO ESTATES  Spain 
Type Varietal Region
White  Sauvignon Blanc  Castilla y Leon 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$12.49   Private Wine Stores View Legend  
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Vintage    
     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2011 ~ BEST BUY - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 2013

2008 ~ Recommended White Values - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, Feb/09

2005 ~ Best Buy. "Lively, with pungent, aggressive Sauvignon aromas of prickly fruit, grapefruit and greens. The palate is heavy and all about pink grapefruit, while the texture is thick." - Wine Enthusiast, Nov/06

2005 ~ Value Wine of the Month. "Clean, fresh and unmistakably Sauvignon Blanc! This perky little white from the Spanish heartland punches well above its meager price point, delivering delicious lime, citrus and pear flavours. Slightly grassy and surprisingly rich with crisp refreshing acidity and lively finish." - Larry Arnold, Eat Magazine, Dec/07

2004 ~ Best Buy. "Zesty with citrus fruit flavors. Lengthy on the finish with hints of peaches and mineral. - Wine Enthusiast, Oct/05

2003 ~ Finest Wines of 2005. "The case lot of the list of the year ... Among the dinner-table drinking whites, this one, from '03 sits at the top." - Jurgen Gothe, The Georgia Straight, Dec/05

2003 ~ "Spanish Sauvignon is catching on. Look for a grassy, grapefruit rind, mineral, passionfruit nose wrapped up in a Euro-dry, elegant, fresh, clean style with mineral, green apple skin, grassy, grapefruit flavours. This is solid sauvignon albeit in a slightly austere, crisp style but its balanced. Try with clams or oysters. Good value. Consistent, tasted twice this year." - Gismondi on Wine, Sept/04


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Bright and clean yellow with green lemon hues.

Aroma:
Lively, expresses all the potential of the Sauvignon Blanc variety with citrus, mineral and guava notes.

Taste:
Well balanced, rich with a long and lingering finish.

Pairing:
Great as an aperitif with seafood and pasta. Serve between 5-7 degrees C.



Other Info:

In 1999, Hijos de Antonio Barcelo (founded in 1876 in Malaga) planted a 300 Ha estate near Medina del Campo, in the Duero valley, under the new "appellation" of Vino de La Tierra de Castilla y Leon. Key varietals planted include: Tempranillo, Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc. Apart from the high altitude of the estate, c. 550m-650m above sea-level the estate also benefits from predominantly chalk based soils and there is computer controlled drip irrigation for the whole vineyard. At the estate we also have vinification capacity for some 200.000 Kg and 90, 225L French oak barrels, with the remaining fruit being transported at night to the new cellar in Laguna del Duero.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
The Broad-Side Shiraz-Cabernet-Malbec  BLEASDALE VINEYARDS  Australia 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Blend-Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec  Langhorne Creek 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$17.59   PWS View Legend  
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+40600  9316475001932  Download Profile
Vintage    
     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2012 ~ Silver - Queensland Wine Show 2013

2009 ~ 89 Points. "There is real synergy here between the three varieties: plum, blackberry and a wisp of dark chocolate supported by fine, savoury tannins on the light- to medium-bodied palate."- James Halliday, November 2011

2009 ~ "This dark, ripe red offers rich blackberry and cherry fruit, finishing with lots of spice. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Drink now through 2015." - Wine Spectator, January 31- February 29, 2012

2005 ~ 89 Points. "The 2005 Shiraz - Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 51% Shiraz and 49% Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in neutral American oak for 15 months. Purple in color, it reveals scents of cedar, tobacco, blackcurrants and blueberry. In the mouth, it is supple-textured with black berry flavors and a bit of mint in the background. This nicely balanced effort has very good depth and length. Drink this excellent value over the next 3-4 years - Once again, Bleasdale Vineyards has produced a portfolio of great values that consistently over-deliver.?" - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Dec/07

2004 ~ "Aged in 300 liter hogsheads, the 2004 Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon is slightly more monolithic than its siblings, but it possesses a deep ruby/purple color as well as a chunky, fleshy, muscular, tasty style. It should be drunk over the next 3-4 years. Drink 2006-2010." - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #168, Dec/06

2003 ~ 94 Points. Ten of the Best Value Reds $10-15! "A medium-bodied, attractive mix of black fruits, ripe tannins and vanillan oak. Very good value." ~ James Halliday Australian Wine Companion, 2007 Edition

2003 ~ 94 Points. "A wine with a medium-bodied, attractive mix of black fruits, ripe tannins and vanilla oak. Again, very good value." - James Halliday's Best Bargain Buys of the Year, The Weekend Australian, Jul/06

2003 ~ Judges Choice! - International Value Wine Awards, Wine Access, 2007

2003 ~ 89 Points. "Bleasdale produces some of the most reliable as well as fairly priced wines form Langhorne Creek that are good choices for both neophytes and connoisseurs." - Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate: Issue #161, Oct/05

2002 ~ 88-90 Points. "Readers looking for more mint/eucalyptus characteristics should check out the 2002 Shiraz/Cabernet, a heady concoction revealing copious quantities of black currant fruits along with the tell-tale mint. This impressively endowed, nicely textured, dense concentrated offering reveals the strength of this vintage in South Australia. Potentially bigger and richer than its 2001 counterpart, it will drink well for 4-7 years." - Robert Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate: Issue #148

2002 ~ "An almost equal blend of two great grapes makes this rich, ripe-fruit-loaded wine. Plums, berries and spice on the nose and hints of herbs and mint on the palate. Could cellar a couple of years." - Nick Lees, Journal Bistro, Edmonton Journal, Jun 14/06

2002 ~ "Smooth and plushly textured on a modest scale, with plummy flavors at the core, shaded nicely with nutmeg and meat notes on the finish. Drink now through 2009." - Wine Spectator, Sep/05

2001 ~ Gold Medal! - International Wine Challenge, Oct/03

2001 ~ GREAT VALUE! 89 Points. - Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate: Issue #148


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep ruby/purple colour.

Aroma:
Loads of black currant fruits with notes of mint.

Taste:
This wine exhibits mint and berry flavours with spicy overtones. Oak maturation has given the wine a French toastiness and added complexity.

Pairing:
Pair with robust beef dishes, lamb, game and grilled steaks.



Other Info:

Bleasdale Vineyards is Langhorne Creek's founding winery and Australia's second oldest family owned and operated winery. It was established in 1850 by English migrant Frank Potts, who arrived in South Australia on the Buffalo in 1836. The vineyards are situated on the flood plains of the Bremer River, which runs parallel to Langhorne Creek. Frank Potts sons and grandsons have operated the winery since, while building on his legacy. Bleasdale is solely owned and operated by fourth and fifth generation members of the Potts family.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Mulberry Tree Cabernet Sauvignon  BLEASDALE VINEYARDS  Australia 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Cabernet Sauvignon  Langhorne Creek 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$19.99   PWS View Legend  
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Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2012 ~ 90 points. “Deep ruby. Vibrant blackberry and cherry aromas are complicated by peppery spices and candied flowers. On the palate, sappy dark berry and bitter cherry flavors are enlivened by notes of cracked pepper and lavender. The long, chewy finish features fine-grained tannins, a touch of mint and a late floral kick.” ~ Stephen Tanzers International Wine Cellar, July/Aug 2014

2012 ~ 93 points. "Has the colour of the '12 vintage, and is indeed a most attractive medium-bodied wine with pure blackcurrant varietal fruit supported by cedary oak and fine tannins. Great value." ~ James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion, June 2014


2010 ~ 90 Points. "Mid-crimson; an elegant medium-bodied wine with clear-cut varietal presence on both the bouquet and palate, skewed towards red fruits rather than black, and with fine-grained tannins on the finish. The moderate alcohol gives the wine freshness and vitality." - James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2012

2009 ~ 89 Points. "A new second label from a winery established in 1850 with a long and proud history of continuous winemaking. Bright, deep crimson-purple, this has clear-cut varietal character with blackcurrant and a dash of dark chocolate. The tannins are soft and ripe, the French oak subtle. An attractive now-or-later style." - James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2011

2007 ~ "The 2007 Mulberry Tree Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 18 months in a mix of seasoned French and American oak. Enticing aromas of cedar, spice box, violets, and black currant lead to a mouth-filling, moderately structured Cabernet with good depth and a pure finish" - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, Dec/09

2006 ~ 89 Points. "The 2006 Mulberry Tree Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from a vineyard most of which is 80-90 years of age. It was aged for 12 months in a mix of new and used French and American oak. It delivers an enticing perfume of cedar, mineral, scorched earth, black currant, and blackberry. This is followed by an elegant wine with good integration of oak, tannin, and acidity, a seamless palate feel, and excellent length. It will evolve for 1-2 years and be at its best from 2010 to 2018. " - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, Feb/09

2005 ~ 89 Points. "The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon "Mulberry Tree" was aged for 12 months in 60% American and 40% French oak ranging in age from new to 3 years. Dark ruby colored, the wine has an aromatic array of cedar, red and black currants with a touch of eucalyptus, and blackberry liqueur. This leads to a medium- to full-bodied, supple wine with forward red and black fruit flavors, excellent balance, ripe tannins and a long, pure finish. Drink this outstanding value over the next 6 years.

"Once again, Bleasdale Vineyards has produced a portfolio of great values that consistently over-deliver." - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, Dec/07

2004 ~ 91 Points. "The outrageously good 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Mulberry Tree is a terrific bargain. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 12 months in a combination of French and American wood, is the kind of wine that makes consumers realize there is a lot of over-priced Cabernet in the marketplace. It boasts a deep ruby/purple color, an excellent texture, and notes of underbrush, black currants, tar, sweet cassis, and cedar. Full-bodied with light to moderate tannin, it can be drunk now or cellared for a decade." - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, Dec/06

2003 ~ 89 Points. "Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the dense ruby/purple-hued 2003 is a nicely-textured, medium to full-bodied, elegant, rich, concentrated effort that emphasizes fruit as well as varietal character. It spent 18 months in neutral 300 litre French and American hogsheads. Drink it over the next 4-5 years. One of Bleasdale's flagship wines." - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, Issue #161, Oct 31/05

"Bleasdale produces some of the most reliable as well as fairly priced wines form Langhorne Creek that are good choices for both neophytes and connoisseurs." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Issue #161, Oct 31/05

2002 - 89 Points. "Terrific Value" - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, Oct/04

2001 ~ 89 Points. "Outstanding!" - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, Issue #148

2000 ~ 4 Stars - Winestate Annual 2003


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep ruby.

Aroma:
Attractive aromas of berries and mint.

Taste:
Creamy and toasty characters from eight months maturation in a combination of French and American oak.

Pairing:
Ideal with hearty stews and grilled red meats.



Other Info:

2012 ~ Available in BC Summer/14.
Bleasdale Vineyards is Langhorne Creek's founding winery and Australia's second oldest family owned and operated winery. It was established in 1850 by English migrant Frank Potts, who arrived in South Australia on the Buffalo in 1836. The vineyards are situated on the flood plains of the Bremer River, which runs parallel to Langhorne Creek. Frank Potts sons and grandsons have operated the winery since, while building on his legacy. Bleasdale is solely owned and operated by fourth and fifth generation members of the Potts family.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Sparkling Shiraz  BLEASDALE VINEYARDS  Australia 
Type Varietal Region
Sparkling Wine  Shiraz  Langhorne Creek 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$29.99   PWS View Legend  
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Notes

Awards & Accolades:

92 Points ~ "This is amazing value from the senior Langhorne Creek winery. Cedary, plummy and earthy tobacco aromas segue into a beautifully balanced palate with sweetness, soft tannins and rich, but not overstated, fruit flavour, all in fine balance. This is a wine of character. Food: Peking Duck." - The Sydney Morning Herald Huon Hooke Tastings

90 Points ~ "Bright colour; spiced damsel plum bouquet, with a rich fruitcake palate; quite sweet, but the finish is fresh and the tannin drying; well-balanced." - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2011

Top 100 of the Year ~ "Australia's most consistently impressive sparkling Shiraz. Plum and red cherry freshness is derived from younger fruit in the blend, while mature Shiraz lends rich savoury spice and dark chocolate flavours. Just how a wine of such quality can be produced every year for such a measly price is, frankly, totally beyond me." - Wine Business Monthly, Oct/09

"Vibrant purple with juicy blueberry, plum, sweet spice, vanilla and chocolate notes and a hint of menthol. On the palate it's liqueur-like, warm rich fruit, smooth and weighted with lingering dark chocolate and spice on the finish. Pair with Christmas cake during the holidays and sweet and sour pork the rest of the year!" - Daenna Van Mulligen, Wine Diva.

Blue Gold ~ 2007 Sydney International Wine Competition

4 Stars ~ Winestate, Oct/04


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Very dark, purple.

Aroma:
Supple fruits and complex liqueur characteristics.

Taste:
Sweet berry fruit flavours and rich, flavoursome aftertaste with fine even beads.

Pairing:
Great with duck, goose, Christmas pudding or as an aperitif.



Other Info:

Premium Langhorne Creek Shiraz grapes were selected and blended to produce this richly flavoured Sparkling wine.


Bottles per Case: 6
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Potts' Catch Verdelho  BLEASDALE VINEYARDS  Australia 
Type Varietal Region
White  Verdelho  Langhorne Creek 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$15.60   PWS View Legend  
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+714900  9316475002021  Download Profile
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Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2010 ~ Gold Medal and trophy for most successful Verdelho. Cowra Wine Show 2010

2008 ~ 90 Points. "Lime and fresh quince on the bouquet; fresh and vibrant fruit with tangy acidity and a clean focus to the conclusion." - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion, 2010 Edition

2008 ~ "Very light in colour, the aromatics on this unoaked white are captivating -- lemon, lanolin, light spice, peach and mineral. The 'splash' of Sauvignon Blanc added brings citrus flavours and acidity to the tropical fruit notes in this light white. Best served moderately chilled, but displays great fruit at almost any temperature." - Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson, Winnipeg Free Press, Aug. 8/09

2008 ~ "Expect light citrusy fruit with more than enough acidity to keep it interesting. Bleasdale's Verdelho is an excellent deck wine but can move into pairing with grilled shrimp or pork satays with ease." - City Palate, Jul-Aug/09

2007 ~ 90 Points. "Light straw-colored with a lovely bouquet of fresh herbs, honeysuckle, and citrus. That leads to a medium-bodied wine exhibiting melon and tropical flavours, excellent acidity, a supple texture, and a pure, fruit-filled finish. Drink it over the next 1-2 years with shellfish or roast chicken." - Robert Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate #173.

2007 ~ "Greenish yellow. Sharply etched lemon and grapefruit on the nose, with fine minerality adding energy. Slightly tart on entry, then fleshes out in the middle, picking up ripe orange and apple flavours. Finishes brisk and persistent." - Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, 2007

2006 ~ "Old vines add to the intensity of the fruit salad flavours, and the cool climate of the region gives freshness and acidity to also lift it from the ruck." - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion, 2008 Edition

2006 ~ Wine Picks! "This zippy, unoaked wine has been listed as one of Australia's Top 100 wines. It's a deal. The winery, established in 1850, is the country's second-oldest family owned and operated winery. Orange blossom, kiwi and melon on the nose with some lively citrus, guava and pineapple flavours. Consume this wine young with shellfish, salmon, veal, pork and chicken dishes." - Edmonton Journal, Dec 12/07

2005 ~ 89 Points. "Plenty of fruit salad dressed with a zingy, lemon acidity. Long experience with this variety produces a particularly good example. Value plus." - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion, 2007 Edition

2005 ~ "A fresh, zippy, unoaked wine with orange blossom, kiwi fruit and melon nose and rich, lively citrus, guava and pineapple flavours. A great alternative to Chardonnay, Verdelho is an early-ripening white grape producing crisp wine that should be consumed in its youth, Pair with seafood and white meat dishes such as pork and veal." - Nick Lees, The Edmonton Journal, May 3/06

2002 - 4 Stars - Decanter, Sep/03


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Very pale golden yellow in colour.

Aroma:
Lively tropical fruit aromas.

Taste:
Flavours of citrus, pineapple and melons combine brilliantly to produce a "drink now" crisp style of wine.

Pairing:
Terrific with salmon, shellfish and chicken dishes.



Other Info:

Henry (Fiddle) Potts was a grandson of Bleasdale's Founder, Frank Potts. In the 1920's depression, Fiddle took to fishing in nearby Lake Alexandrina to supplement the family's income. Verdelho was amongst the first varieties planted in Langhorne Creek and still thrives today.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Amalaya Vino Tinto de Altura  BODEGA AMALAYA  Argentina 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Blend-Malbec-Cabernet-Syrah-Tannat  Salta 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$16.97   MLCC View Legend  
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+11272  7798104763022  Download Profile
Vintage    
     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2013 ~ Bronze in 13.00 to 20.00 Category - Argentina Wine Awards 2014

2011 ~ 90 Points - Decanter, Feb/13

2011 ~ Gold - Critic's Challenge Wine Competition 2013

2010 ~ 91 Points. "There is an inner tension to this wine manifest in its red fruit and acidity, in a prickle on the tongue and a crispness to fruit and chestnuts speak of the power of the sun in the heights of Salta. The texture is unctuous and soft, coating every corner of the palate. This blend of Malbec (75 percent) with Cabernet, Syrah and Tannat." - Wine & Spirits, December 2012

2010 ~ Smart Buy & 89 Points. "A racy, floral red, offering layers of raspberry ganache, blackberry and light fig fruit that mingle with spice, spring herb and light mesquite notes. Though not a powerhouse, this is well-balanced." - Wine Spectator, July/12

2010 ~ "A sleeper style red you can lay away three to five years and watch it improve. There is plenty of fresh, juicy, plum, black cherry fruit with a smoky, tobacco leaf, peppery, meaty, cassis, coffee and licorice undercurrent. Good finesse and intensity with a juicy warm finish and light tannins to shed. Finesse and value that will improve with time." - Anthony Gismondi, Vancouver Sun, January 2013

2010 ~ "An intriguing blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Tannat Amalaya Vino Tinto (168294) $19.99 is on the lighter side of the full-bodied red spectrum. Lots of sassy red berry fruit flavours lead into black cherry and ripe plum over a touch of sweet caramel and peppery oak." - Doug Sloan, Island Courier, Sept 21/12

2010 ~ "This malbec-based blend has notes of juicy black fruit, plum, herb, tobacco, violet and spice on both the nose and palate. The tannins are softer in this wine than previous examples, but it is still weighty and balanced. It is drinking great right now, with barbecue, anything beef or some good cheese." - Wine Access, Aug 30/12

2010 ~ "Cherry liqueur, menthol, violet and spicy oak on the nose and palate. Suave, supple and energetic, with a sugar/acid balance giving the mid-palate insidious intensity and good definition. Nicely rising, fine-grained finish shows good length and a light touch. Sophisticated for the price." - Stephen Tanzer, March 2012

2009 ~ 89 Points. "My top pick is Amalaya Tinta de Altura 2009, from Argentina. Amalaya means waiting for a miracle, which aptly describes finding a wine like this in B.C. From the highest vineyards in the world this malbec, cabernet sauvignon, Syrah and tannat offers a rich palate of sweet dark cherry fruit and white pepper with flecks of mineral and spice. The finish is long fresh and spicy with silky textures that do not quit. Farmed bio-dynamically and certified in what is essentially the highest vineyard in the world." - Anthony Gismondi, The Vancouver Sun, Dec/10

2009 ~ 100+ Best Value Bottles ~ "Brilliant high-altitude, biodynamically farmed Malbec, Cab, Syrah, and Tannat blend." - Vancouver Magazine, Jan/Feb 2012

2009 ~ By Popular Demand: 20 Under $20 List - www.housewine.ca, June 28/11

2009 ~ Best Buy wines, 20 under $20 ~ "This Malbec, Cabernet, Syrah and Tannat blend is delicious. Chewy tannins coupled with good acidity form the firm yet supple backbone for its rich black fruit. Have with your best Spring Creek Ranch grilled beef. This is high altitude wine, from the world's highest altitude winery." - The Tomato Magazine, May/June 2011

2009 ~ "Is an Argentine with rich, fresh fruit-kind of a cherry blend that rewards solo sipping and makes a satisfying match with dinner. The price is nice enough for a second bottle on the dinner table." - Jurgen Gothe, The Georgia Straight April, 2012

2009 - "Pure red-berry fruit, petals, and toast mark the nose, and rich strawberry and plum layered with spicy French oak the flavour. Precision farming, fermentation in smooth concrete vessels, and 10 months in oak lend dimension, depth, and finesse to this Malbec blend. Deserves a choice prime rib roast with all the trimmings." - Vancouver Magazine, April 12, 2012

2009 ~ "In the language of the native peoples of the Calchaqui, Amalaya means hope. Owned by the Hess Family of wineries (the properties are located on four continents: South America - in Argentina, North America in Napa Valley, Australia - Barossa Valley, Africa - in South Africa) Amalaya is home to the highest vineyards on earth.
The aromas in this Malbec based red blend are sweet but notably earthy - wild briary berries are layered with currents, dried herbs, mineral-rich earth and peppery spices. It is smooth and solid on the palate, the balance is good and it lays down flavours of coffee, mixed wild berries, vanilla and spice. It is an interesting red, quite chic, with a bright, juicy finish." - Daenna Van Mulligan The Wine Diva, February, 2012

2009 ~ "A bold, rich red is the wine equivalent of a dozen red roses. They're classic and will never go out of style, just make sure the wine is balanced and the flowers are long-stemmed! Amal-aya passes the test. It's a sumptuous blend made from grapes grown mile-high in Argentina's Calchaquí Valley and even has a whiff of floral notes to match a bouquet of flowers. There is also luscious berry and plum along with vanilla and pepper showing in this Malbec-dominated red featuring a dash of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Tannat. Serve this with a quick sausage-themed pasta, or simply sip solo fireside. Bottom line: B+ "Bold and beautiful." - James Nevison The Province Newspaper, February 9, 2012

2009 ~ "Amalaya means waiting for a miracle which aptly describes finding a wine like this in British Columbia at $20. From the highest vineyards in the world. A must buy." - Anthony Gismondi, The Vancouver Sun, November 26/2011

2009 ~ "Stand outs and one of a few we fell in love with in the Tasting Room at Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival 2011" - Michaela Morris & Michelle Bouffard, Housewine.ca, Apr/11

2008 ~ 90 Points. "The dark, pure fruit hinting at tea and mineral as the finish persisted, won me over." - Wine Spectator Online, July/10

2008 ~ 89 Points. "At 14.5 percent alcohol, the nose is a bit hot off the start, but underneath are very enjoyable aromas of mint, chocolate, plum, leather and cool savoury notes. Flavours remain true to the palate. Generous fruit is balanced by grippy tannins and bitter chocolates, moving into a very palatable finish. Pair with typical red wine food matches. It may cellar well longer, but to retain the freshness and fruit, drink within 3 years if possible." - Wine Access Buyers' Guide+, 2009

2008 ~ "Ripe and bouncy, offering a fresh, almost tangy, mix of currant, fig, raisin and cherry laced with hints of mesquite and fruitcake. Stays fresh on the finish. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Tannat. Drink now." - Wine Spectator, Oct/11

2008 ~ Wine of the Week. "From the dizzying heights of Salta (over 5000 feet above sea level!) comes the Amalaya. Powerful and intense, with black salted licorice, wild cherries and hunger-inducing meaty notes, it packs a punchy personality. Predominantly Malbec but a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Tannat all add intrigue. Of course this would be great with steak but we think it would reach perfection with a gamey piece of venison. Salta is just one of the incredible stops on our Argentina wine tour. " - Michelle and Michaela, www.housewine.ca, Mar1/11

2007 ~ 91 Points & Smart Buy ~ Wine Spectator, Jun 15/09

2007 ~ 89 Points. "Fleshy ripe berry, green herb and peppery spice on the nose trigger comparisons with the wild berry character of California Zinfandel. Zingy red berry and blackberry flavours are backed up with milk chocolate, spice, lively acidity and firm, dry tannic structure. An exciting wine at this price." - Tidings Magazine, Apr/10

2007 ~ "The purple-colored 2007 Amalaya Malbec contains 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah. It was raised in a combination of stainless steel and French oak. Purple-colored, it reveals an expressive nose of spice box, violets, and black cherry. Ripe and succulent on the palate, this concentrated effort has very good depth and should drink well over the next 3 years." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Aug/09

2006 ~ 90 Points. "This wine is an interesting blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Tannat and Bonarda. Deep garnet colour. Complex nose offering a pleasant combination of fruit, earth and meat aromas, revealing notes of cassis, blackberries, truffles, game and a hint of violets. The palate is full bodied with medium-high acidity providing vitality. Concentrated fruit flavours lead to a long finish. Drink now - 2011." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Jan/09

2006 ~ 90 Points. "Exotic, but pure, with delicious fig, currant paste, hoisin sauce and spiced hot chocolate notes. Long finish has nicely buried acidity, delivering lingering graphite and mineral hints." - Wine Spectator Online, 2008

2006 ~ "This smoothie blends Malbec with Cab Sauv, Syrah, Tannat and Bonarda, and is ready to sashay with soothing rich plum and supple raspberry, capped by a fresh, vanilla-infused finish." - Kenji Hodgson and James Nevison, Had a Glass, Top 100 wines for 2010 Under $20, $25, and $30.

2006 ~ "Founded in 1831, high in the foothills of the Andes, Bodega Colome can lay claim to being one of the original pioneers of the Argentine wine industry. Sourcing grapes from its own biodynamically farmed vineyards, this blend of Malbec dominated grapes is delicious with ripe berry, vanilla and spice flavors and soft tannic finish." - Larry Arnold, Eat Magazine, Victoria , B.C., Mar-Apr/09

2006 ~ "Inviting raspberry, plum and pepper nose. Dry, concentrated fruit. Harmonious and integrated with a refreshing finish." - Decanter, (online) 2008


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep ruby with purple highlights.

Aroma:
Fruity and sweet with intense aromes of red berries like cherry, raspberry, and black berries such as mulberry. A soft chocolate touch due to its oaking.

Taste:
Fresh with high fruit expression and spicy notes. It is very intense, well structured with a long mouth. Very easy to drink due to its soft, gentle and round tannins.

Pairing:
Ideal with light meats such as poultry, and is also delicious with tomato-based pasta sauces and hard cheeses.



Other Info:

High above sea level, nestled in the foothills of the Andes Mountains is the home of Bodegas Amalaya, who's wines are an exquisite representation of the unique weather and soil conditions in Argentina's Northern Calchaqui Valley that also honors the heritage of the native Calchaqui Indians. The Calchaqui Valley sits in the northwestern region of Argentina in the eastern foothills of the Andes mountain range at an altitude between 5,400 and 5,600 feet above sea level. The high altitude provides a unique growing climate for the sustainably-farmed vineyard, providing intense sun in the day and cool nights that help better retain the acidity and concentrated fruit characteristics of the grapes.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Amalaya Vino Blanco de Altura  BODEGA AMALAYA  Argentina 
Type Varietal Region
White  Blend-Torrontes, Riesling  Salta 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
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Awards & Accolades:

2013 ~ Silver in 13.00 to 20.00 Category - Argentina Wine Awards 2014

2013 ~ Trophy(Argentinean White) - International Wine Challenge 2014

2013 ~ Trophy(Torrontes) - International Wine Challenge 2014

2011 ~ Regional Trophy Winner, Argentinian Torrontes under $10 - Decanter World Wine Awards 2012

2011 ~ "This is an excellent value for a complex aromatic white from the Salta region in northern Argentina, which is home to the aromatic torront's grape. It is a blend of 85% of that grape with 15% riesling that gives some zip to the mid-palate and finish. Expect floral aromas of daffodil, with ripe melon, white peach and ginger spice. The palate is rich and creamy with very good length. This has the stuffing to hold up against slightly spicy tapas dishes, like pickled vegetables or chorizo-based appetizers." - Wine Access, Aug 9, 2012

2010 ~ Gold Medal - A wine truly innovative and original, which blends Torrontes and Riesling, respecting the style of the great white wines from Calchaqui Valley. There are some wines with such a good value that deserve to be tried before fame makes them more expensive. Amalaya White 2010 is one of them. - Decanter World Wine Awards, May/11

2010 ~ 89 Points. "A blend of torrontés and riesling, this wine's nose is rife with honey, lime, peach and apricot. It has quite mineral and floral aromas. The palate is spot on, with a subtle touch of sweetness and great balance. Drink now." - Wine Access, August 30/12

2010 ~ "Argentina has its own indigenous grape, Torrentes. The best examples come from Salta, a hight altitude region in the upper reaches of the country. A touch of riesling gives the wine fresh acidity and additional complexity." - Flavours Magazine, Autumn 2013


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Intense gold with greenish edges.

Aroma:
Subtle and complex fruity aromas where apple and floral notes outstand.

Taste:
Sweet entry full of weight. Mineral notes and a touch of honey distinguish. The end is fresh with a kind acidity.

Pairing:
Pair this wine with seafood, spicy dishes and Asian food.



Other Info:

Where others just saw a desert, we foresaw great wines. In such a way Bodega Amalaya, the new expression of Cafayate, was founded. Amalaya is Donald Hess' new brainchild in Argentina, located in Cafayate Valley Northwestern Argentina, Province of Salta. The word "Amalaya" means "Hope for a Miracle" in the indigenous language. From the bosom of the Desert of Cafayate, this miracle becomes a mystical and magical revelation which offers us top quality grapevines.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Estate Malbec  BODEGA COLOME  Argentina 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Blend-Malbec-Tannat-Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah  Salta 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$29.99   MLCC View Legend  
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Vintage    
2011     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2011 ~ 90 Points. "The 2011 Estate Malbec in reality has 8% Tannat, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot which I believe add to the complexity of the wine, which has an intense nose of concentrated raspberries and violets and just a hint of spicy oak. It is exuberant, with notes that reminded me of Touriga Nacional, almost Muscat-like. The palate is medium-bodied, with sweet tannins pleasant and supple, fresh and easy to drink. Drink 2014-2018." - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate #212, April 2014

2011 ~ 91 Points. "The blend is 85 malbec and 15-per-cent tannat, cabernet sauvignon and petite verdot, all grown in the upper Calchaqui Valley between 2,300 and 3,111 metres above sea level. It's all aged in French oak but only 20 per cent is new. Blackberries and black currants mix with cherries and raspberries flecked by floral (violet) and mineral and iron notes. The attack is soft and round with fresh acidity and tasty black cherry, black olive, plum, licorice and chocolate notes. Love the long warm savoury beef-friendly finish. Delicious." - Anthony Gismondi, Feb 14, 2014

2011 ~ 5 Stars & Gold Medal. "Intense dry cherry and aromatic black pepper nose. Voluptuous and exuberant, filled with fresh black fruit and spices. Fabulously long dry finale." - Decanter World Wine Awards 2013

2011 ~ Silver in 20.00 to 30.00 Category - Argentina Wine Awards 2014

2011 ~ "Ripe and round, good concentration and hints of minerality. Nice freshness, with olive and vegetal character. A little over-corrected on the finish." - Decanter, Oct/13

2010 ~ 91 Points & Outstanding. "This suave, racy red delivers game, crushed cherry and wild berry notes backed by fine tannins and bright acidity. Compact, yet creamy and well-balanced, with a long, savory finish. Drink now though 2018." - Wine Spectator Insider, Aug/12

2010 ~ 90 Points. "This opens with attractive balsam wood and cedar aromas as well as graphite, liquorice and earthy blackberry. It feels plump, lush and deep, with flavours of blackberry, black plum, balsamic and spice. Not overtly oaky, this is fruity, balanced effort." - Michael Schachner Wine Enthusiast Magazine, August 2012

Colome was nominated for "New World Winery of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast 2012

2009 ~ 92 Points & Best of the Argentina 2011. "Colome's Estate Malbec is annually one of Argentina's better values. The 2009 contains small amounts of Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah in its blend. It spent 15 months in barrel, 30% new American, the balance second-use French with the fruit sourced from some of the world's most elevated vineyards. It is purple in color with a captivating nose of cedar, Asian spices, incense, violets, black licorice, espresso and assorted black fruits. Made in a racy style with uplifting acidity. It is a beautifully proportioned offering with exceptional elegance and length. Give it several more years of cellaring and drink this fantastic value from 2013 to 2024." - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 23, 2011

2009 ~ 92 Points. "Good medium ruby. Sexy floral aromas of blackberry, violet and licorice are complemented by a leesy nuance. Savory, juicy and intense, with the black fruit and violet flavours carrying through in the mouth. At once sexy and serious, finishing with suave tannins and excellent savory persistence. This bottling has been consistently excellent in recent vintages, not to mention good value." - Stephen Tanzer, March 2012

2009 ~ 90 Points. "Smart Buy" Offers good density to the blueberry, raspberry and blackberry coulis notes that are backed by vibrant acidity. Floral and mineral notes play out on the long, tangy finish. Drink now through 2014. 8,000 cases imported." - Wine Spectator Buying Guide, Nov15/11

2009 ~ "Meaty, herbal and foresty on the nose, all of which are typical aromas for this Salta-bred Malbec. Linear in the mouth and acidic as it tastes exotic due to herbal notes and eucalyptus. On the other hand it's full of blackberry and chocolaty richness. Crisp and nicely built on the finish. Hess Collection"- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, December 31/2011

2008 ~ 91 Points. Smart Buy. "Lush and rich, but not overbearing. Fig paste, crushed plum and dark blueberry fruit mingles with extra licorice snap and dark chocolate notes, with nicely embedded acidity carrying the finish. Drink now through 2011.- Wine Spectator, July/10

2008 ~ Ranked #66 on Top 100 of the Year - Wine Spectator 2010

2007 ~ 92 Points & Ranked #32 of Top 100 of the Year. "This Argentine red is quite ripe, with nearly exotic plum sauce, braised fig and crushed blueberry notes rolled together, while spice, mocha and incense hints help stretch out the juicy, dense finish. A flashy style, but well-balanced." ~ Wine Spectator, Nov 20/09

2007 ~ 89 Points. "The purple-colored 2007 Malbec Estate spent 18 months in French oak, 20% new. It has an excellent bouquet of lavender, spice box, black cherry, and black raspberry. Ripe and full-bodied on the palate, it has plenty of spicy, savory black fruit, good balance, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. Give it 2-3 years and drink it from 2011 to 2019." - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, Aug/09

2006 ~ 92 Points & Ranked #36 on Top 100 of the Year - Wine Spectator 2008


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep, dark red with a magenta hue.

Aroma:
This wine is layered on the nose with blackberry, licorice, violet, bitter chocolate and spices.

Taste:
The flavours are rich with layered fig paste, plums, cassis and blackberry fruit. Subtle French oak flavours are well balanced and fully integrated through the mid-palate and well into the finish, which is long and round.

Pairing:
Pairs well with steak, cassoulet, duck, venison and other hearty fare.



Other Info:

The Colome Malbec is produced mainly from pre-phylloxera vines planted in 1854. Bodega Colome vineyards are bio-dynamically and sustainably farmed at an altitude of 5,500 to 8,500 feet and are believed to be the highest vineyards in the world. The sandy and alluvial soils yield small crops and produce deeply colored and concentrated wines which capture the should of this distinct terroir.


Bottles per Case: 6
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Valcorso Syrah  BODEGA LA PURISIMA  Spain 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Syrah  Yecla 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
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Notes




Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Ruby red colour with purple overtones.

Aroma:
Aromas of blue flowers, violets and lilies with touches of back fruit and spicy nuances.

Taste:
On the palate is smooth with a long pleasant finish.

Pairing:
Peppered Red Meats, Sausage, Stews, Barbeques.



Other Info:

This wine is made form 100% Syrah grapes, harvested during the third week of September whe they had reached full maturity. After vatting, the grapes were left for two days under low temperature control. Fermentation process was conducted at a controlled temperature of 22C, the total maceration time was 7 days.




Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Pasico  BODEGAS LO NUEVO  Spain 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Blend-Monastrell-Shiraz  Jumilla 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
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Awards & Accolades:

2012 ~ "Dark berry and plum fruitiness marked by a light pepperiness and lively freshness" - The Independent, Nov/2013

2012 ~ GOLD MEDAL - Decanter World Wine Awards 2013




Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep cherry red colour.

Aroma:
Very intense, with explosive aromas of wild blackberries and sweet herbs.

Taste:
Rich, sleek and expansive on the attack, packed with blackberries, dark plum and wild cherry, all bracketed by supple tannins.

Pairing:
Rice, pasta, white fish, goat cheese, peas, mushroom, beef, chicken, roast meat, red and white grilled meat.



Other Info:

Grapes used to elaborate this wine come from vineyards located in the northeast of Jumilla, between 700-800 metres of altitude, Monastrell vineyards are planted on chalky soils and Shiraz vineyards on sandy soils. The grapes of Shiraz were collected during the two first weeks of September and Monastrell grapes during last two weeks of this month. The fermentation process was carried on in stainless steel tanks with control of temperature where the juice was maintained in contact with the skins during all the process.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
La Fluata de Bartolo  BODEGAS LO NUEVO  Spain 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Monastrell  Jumilla 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$0.00   PWS View Legend  
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Vintage    
2013     
Notes




Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Dense ruby/purple-coloured.

Aroma:
Acacia flower characteristics.

Taste:
Loads of Creme de cassis, licorice, and truffle.

Pairing:
Rice, pasta (noodles, spaghetti, macaroni), white and blue fish, goat cheese, cold meat, vegetables, lentil soup, peas, mushroom, beef, chicken, roast meat, red and white grill meat.



Other Info:

2013 ~ Available in MB Fall/14.

Grapes used to elaborate this wine come from vineyards located in the northeast of Jumilla, between 700-800 metres of altitude, Monastrell vineyards are planted on chalky soils and Shiraz vineyards on sandy soils. The grapes of Shiraz were collected during the two first weeks of September and Monastrell grapes during last two weeks of this month. The fermentation process was carried on in stainless steel tanks with control of temperature where the juice was maintained in contact with the skins during all the process.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Glorioso Crianza  BODEGAS PALACIO  Spain 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Tempranillo  Rioja 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$17.89   PWS View Legend  
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+361469  8410351123006  Download Profile
Vintage    
     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2011 ~ Gold Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014

2011 ~ Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014

2010 ~ Gold Medal - International Wine Challenge AWC Vienna 2013

2010 ~ Gold Medal - Selections Mondiales des vins Canada

2008 ~ Gold Medal - Vinalies Internationales Paris 2012

2008 ~ "This red shows cherry, dried berry, tobacco and balsamic notes that sail across the palate, smooth and harmonious. Supple, but has some density." - Wine Spectator, Aug/12

2007 ~ Gold Medal - Selections Mondiales des Vins 2010

2007 ~ Judges' Choice: Red Single Varietals, Tempranillo - Wine Access International Value Wine Awards 2012

2007 ~ Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards June 2011 (U.K.)

2007 ~ Bronze Medal - International Wine Challenge 2011

2007 ~ "The 2007 Glorioso Crianza spent 12 months in French and American oak. Purple in color with a pleasant nose of spicy black fruits, on the palate it is medium-bodied, savory, and well-balanced. This tasty effort is a good value meant to be enjoyed over the next 3-4 years." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Jun/11

2007 ~ "Light-bodied, but firm and focused, this red delivers black cherry, licorice and smoke notes. A bit austere, but balanced and fresh. Drink now through 2013." - Wine Spectator, Jun/11

2006 ~ Gold Medal - Selections Mondiales de Vins 2010

2006 ~ Gold Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2009

2006 ~ "This approachable Tempranillo falls under the label of Crianza - which by law must be aged a minimum of two years, and one of those in barrel. It presents significant red fruit and leather with exotic spices, cocoa, tobacco and ample peppery tones. It is bright on the palate flavoured with smoky fruit and spice. Expect an easy drinking and supple wine that will pair nicely with roasted meats or aged cheeses." ~ Daenna van Mulligen, Vines Magazine, Feb./Mar. 2010

2006 ~ "This juicy red offers cherry, tobacco and savory notes over light, firm tannins, fresh and focused, with good acidity to keep it all lively." - Wine Spectator, Apr/10

2006 ~ Bronze Medal ~ International Wine Challenge 2010

2006 ~ Red Values under $25. 86 Points. - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate. Feb/09

2005 ~ "It's old meets new in this cherry-chocolate, toasty-cigar-box-and licorice, 100-percent Tempranillo, with lots of bright fruit, a bold oaky core, and dry tannins to finish." - Kenji Hodgson and James Nevison, Had a Glass, Top 100 Wines for 2010

2004 ~ Killer Value! - International Value Wine Awards 2008

2004 ~ "Style and elegance is the key to fine tempranillo and good Rioja. Glorioso is made in the soft and silky mode with plenty of smoky, vanilla red berry fruit with just a dusting of tannin. Lovely styling here and freshness. Well done and it will get better with age. Good value." - Anthony Gismondi, Wine Access, Aug-Sep/08

2003 ~ Daily Wine Picks under (US)$15! "This plush red delivers cherry, currant and fresh tobacco flavors over well-integrated tannins. Not muscular, but focused. Drink now through 2008." - Wine Spectator, Sep/06

2003 ~ "This is the top selling Rioja in BC and provides great value. The wine is bright and spicy with very well-managed oak treatment, very easy to like." - bcliquorstores.com, Jul/08

2003 ~ "It you've had it with blockbuster reds maybe you should consider Rioja and the understated elegance of tempranillo. Soft and silky on entry the 03 Palacio mixes smoky berry fruit with a touch of earth underneath. The people of Rioja love to serve this with lamb." - Anthony Gismondi, Aug/06

2002 ~ Gold Medal - Challenge International du Vin 2005

2001 ~ Finalist! Medium Red Wine Category; Vancouver Magazine 2006 Wine Awards. "Classic Spanish berries-and-cream aromas and flavours."


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep ruby red.

Aroma:
Dried fruit, toasted bread and cinnamon, characteristic of the Tempranillo variety.

Taste:
Long finish, round and warm, with the soft and elegant tannins from the French oak combined perfectly with the ripe fruit notes.

Pairing:
Stews, roasts, game, lamb, all sort of meats especially red, and matured cheeses.



Other Info:

Made from Tempranillo fruit from Laguardia. Vineyards are high altitude Rioja Alavesa. After vinification, the wine is aged in French oak for 12 months and then aged in bottle for a further 12 months.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Glorioso Reserva  BODEGAS PALACIO  Spain 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Tempranillo  Rioja 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$25.98   PWS View Legend  
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+725642  0068914813301  Download Profile
Vintage    
2006     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2009 ~ Gold Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014

2008 ~ Gold Medal - International Wine Challenge AWC Vienna 2013

2008 ~ Gold Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2013

2007 ~ Gold Medal - Vinalies Internationales Paris 2012

2007 ~ "Black cherry and plum flavors mingle with herb, tobacco and licorice notes in this round red, which has light tannins and gentle acidity, with a savory finish. Still fresh. Drink now through 2014." - Wine Spectator, September 30th, 2012

2007 ~ "Purple in colour with a pleasant nose of spicy black fruits, on the palate it is medium-bodied, savory and well-belanced. This tasty effort is a good value meant to be enjoyed over the next 3-4 years." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July/11

2006 ~ Gold - Selections Mondiales Des Vins Canada 2011

2006 ~ Bronze Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards June 2011 (U.K.)

2006 ~ Bronze Medal - International Wine and Spirits Competition 2011

2006 ~ Bronze Medal - International Wine Challenge 2011 (U.K.)

2006 ~ "It displays an aromatic array of cedar, tobacco, spice box, and black cherry. This is followed by a smooth-textured, savory, elegant offering that can be approached now but will last for another 5-7 years. It, too, is a solid value." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July/11

2006 ~ "Move into the most traditional Spanish red wine with Bodegas Palacio Glorioso Rioja Crianza (+361469) $16.99. The 2006 vintage was re-vamped in sleek burgundy-styled bottles with sloping shoulders but it is still 100 per cent Tempranillo grapes, aged in Bordeaux oak barrels for 12 months. Lots of dusty, juicy dark cherry fruit flavours with a touch of mellow vanilla from the oak." - Doug Sloan, Courier-Islander, Feb 5, 2011

2005 ~ "This ripe, fleshy red offers black plum, cola, leaf and orange peel flavors over moderate tannins, with a soft, spicy finish. Plump and generous." - Wine Spectator, June 15/10

2004 ~ 89 Points. "At six years of age, a hint of garnet is just beginning to show on the rim and the secondary flavours re starting to add some complexity. The nose is meaty and gamey, with lots of baking spice, coconut, floral and coffee notes. The palate is soft and supple, with cherry, plum and developed notes of spice, tea leaf, caramel, charred meat and graphite. The finish is long." - Rhys Pender, Buyer's Guide+, Wineaccess.ca, Nov.25/10

2004 ~ 4 stars ~ "Fairly subdued aromas of strawberries and red plums, saddle leather, sweet spices and earth. It's the palate that shines in this Tempranillo, with red fruit, coffee and spice box flavours. Expect a wine with great acidity and fine, mouth-coating tannins that grab on mid-palate and don't let go. Pair with lamb or vegetables in a tomato based stew." - Daenna van Mulligen, Vines Magazine, May-Jun/09

2004 ~ Top 100 Values of 2008 - Wine Spectator, Jan 31/09

2004 ~ "Classic in style with a huge nose that does not require seeking out, it just comes out to get you. Lots going on here with ripe red berry, earth and spicy oak aromas that become increasingly alluring as the wine is exposed to air. Good weight on the palate with a soft silky texture and lovely fruit flavours that develop and expand through the finish." - Larry Arnold, Eat Magazine, Victoria, B.C., Mar-Apr/09

2004 ~ "This red has a firm backbone that supports a generous texture, which delivers black cherry, leaf and smoke flavors. Focused, with fresh acidity and a smoky, floral finish. Drink now through 2012." - Wine Spectator, Sep 30/08


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep red.

Aroma:
Dried fruit, toasted bread and cinnamon, characteristic of the Tempranillo variety.

Taste:
Aromas carry through on the medium body.

Pairing:
Stews, roasts, game, lamb, all sort of meats especially red; matured cheeses.



Other Info:

Glorioso Reserva Especial first launched in 1928. The grapes are grow at a high altitude in chalky vineyards near Laguardia. The fruit comes from old vine Tempranillo.
After vinification, the wine is aged for 18 months in French oak and then aged for a further 18 months in bottle.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Milflores Tempranillo  BODEGAS PALACIO  Spain 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Tempranillo  Rioja 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$15.42   MLCC View Legend  
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Vintage    
     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2011 ~ Gold Medal - Amavi Los vinos favoritas de la mujer 2011

2011 ~ 89 Points - Guia Peninn 2011

2011 ~ Bronze Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2011




Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Intense cherry red with touches of violet.

Aroma:
Ripe berry fruit with hints of liquorice.

Taste:
Fresh and well balanced with a medium long finish.

Pairing:
Best with roast lamb or grilled fish, but also good with rice and cheese dishes.



Other Info:

"Naturally Irresistible"

Open light fruit style with distinctive etched bottles.

Young, bright & expressive, MIliflores evokes the fresh scents of fruit and flowers of the Rioja countryside.

High quality Alavesa Tempranillo fruit was vinified with great care to extract colour but not too much tannin making a fun wine that can even be chilled in the summer! A fine example of young Alavesa Red Rioja made for early drinking.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Milflores Viura  BODEGAS PALACIO  Spain 
Type Varietal Region
White  Viura  Rioja 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$15.42   MLCC View Legend  
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+14125  8410351216005  Download Profile
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Notes

Awards & Accolades:




Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Light golden straw.

Aroma:
A subtle and elegant nose with pear, peach and apricot aromas.

Taste:
A crisp, dry white wine that is light, refreshing, and has a modern style. The nose carries through to the palate showing subtle pear, peach and apricot flavours.

Pairing:
Enjoy chilled on its own or try with light dishes such as pasta, cheese, fish or white meat dishes.



Other Info:

2011 ~ Available in MB Winter/13.

One of the most widely cultivated grapes in Spain, Viura is a Spanish white grape variety also known as Macebo. Other names for the variety include: Alcaol, Alcan, Blanca de Daroca, Charas Blanc, Forcalla, Gredeln, Lardot, Macabeo Alcaol, Macabeu, Maccabeu, Perpignan, Queue de Renard, Rossan and Viuna.

The variety is principally used to make whites in La Rioja, sparkling wines in Rueda or for Cava.

Milflores is a young, vibrant wine meant for drinking now.


Bottles per Case: 6
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Cosme Palacio 1894 Tempranillo   BODEGAS PALACIO  Spain 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Blend-Tempranillo, Graciano  Rioja 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$79.00   MLCC View Legend  
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+13761  8410351118019  Download Profile
Vintage    
2007     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2009 ~ 91 Points. "Muscular, yet not showy, this big white delivers almond, wax, rose water and dried pear flavors, with bracing acidity and light tannins providing a solid structure. Drink now through 2020." - Wine Spectator, September 30th, 2012

2007 ~ 93 Points. - Guia Repsol 2011

2007 ~ 91 Points. "The purple-colored 2007 Cosme Palacio 1894 is 95% Tempranillo and 5% Graciano sourced from 90-year-old vines and aged in a mix of new and used French oak. It presents a nose of cedar, pencil lead, espresso, incense, and blackberry leading to a medium to full-bodied wine with some elegance, complex flavors, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. Give it 3-5 years of additional cellaring and drink it from 2013 to 2027." - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, June 2009

2007 ~ Best in Class - International Wine and Spirits Competition 2010


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep cherry red with hints of violet.

Aroma:
Concentrated aroma of ripe red and black berry fruits and fine French oak.

Taste:
The initial attack is an explosion of well defined ripe fruits and fine oak. The mid palate is concentrated and smooth leading to a long multi-layered finish that is both powerful and elegant at the same time.

Pairing:
All roast, red meat and in particular roast lamb.



Other Info:

The fruit was hand harvested in small baskets in cool conditions. After destemming and a gentle crush the fruit was fermented in tanks of 2.500L and open 500L New French oak barrels for 10 days with daily "remontages". Post fermentation maceration for 12 days with 2 "Remontages" per day, followed by a gentle pressing in a wooden vertical basket press.


Bottles per Case: 6
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Pasion de Bobal Rose  BODEGAS SIERRA NORTE  Spain 
Type Varietal Region
Rose  Bobal  Utiel-Requena 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$14.71   MLCC View Legend  
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+14432  8436017631722  Download Profile
Vintage    
     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2011 ~ 90 Points & 5 Stars. "Raspberry, violet edge. Nose: ripe fruit, red fruit, floral, expressive, elegant. Boca, powerful, fruity, fresh, balanced" - Guia Penin Guide 2013

2011 ~ "From the Spanish D.O. Utiel Requena is perhaps as light and "dry" as rose can get before slipping into white. Bobal is the local red wine grape of Utiel Requena - north of Almansa and west of Valencia - 100 km from the Mediterranean coast in south eastern Spain." - Doug Sloan, Campbell River Courier-Islander, June 7, 2013




Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Bright raspberry colour.

Aroma:
Intense aromas with red fruits (red currants, cherries and strawberries) together with fine notes of rose flowers.

Taste:
On the palate it is very well balanced and rich with a fresh acidity that makes the wine very vibrant.

Pairing:
A refreshing aperitif. Good with salads or starters, cooked and cured meats. Perfect with white meats, grilled meats or cooked ham. Goes well with cold or grilled fish.



Other Info:

Pasion de Bobal is the result of a careful selection of the best grapes collected from our vineyards located in Camporrobles within the D.O Utiel-Requena region. Maceration of the grapes at very low temperatures for 16 hours, in which the free run juice is obtained, which will be fermented later at a controlled temperature.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Pasion de Bobal  BODEGAS SIERRA NORTE  Spain 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Bobal  Valencia 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$15.97   MLCC View Legend Utiel Requena DO 
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+824524  08436017631319  Download Profile
Vintage    
     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2010 ~ 91 Points & 5 Stars. "Color deep cherry. Nose roa, ripe fruit, balsamic, spicy, creamy oak. Boca powerful, rich, fruity, spicy." - Guia Penin Guide 2013

2010 ~ 90 Points. "Here's a great example of a Spanish red made using an indigenous grape variety in this case, bobal. Blackberry, perfume, plum, raisin and savoury spice are alluring on the nose. It is a full-bodied red that brings some earthiness to the dark fruit notes - plum and blackberry especially - with mild tannins and acidity. This is an extremely food-friendly red that's complemented by modest oak and good structure." - Wine Access Buyers' Guide, Jan 31/13

2010 ~ 89 Points. "Bobal is the third most-planted variety in Spain but it is hardly a household name. In Utiel-Requena a region where it reigns supreme, it seems to over deliver for the price. Grown on a hot site at almost 1000 metres it has the gloss and fruit you would expect, a dash of oak and a slim finish with enough acidity to get your nose back into the glass. Produced from the oldest Bobal vines on the Fuenteseca estate the fruit is organic. It was perfect with a beef pasta dish. Good value." - Anthony Gismondi, Gismondionwine.com, Nov/13

2010 ~ Wine of the Week. "...The indigenous Spanish grape Bobal captured our attention during this last week. Soft ripe tannin with bright red cherry and raspberry flavours will be ideal to match the Turkey and echo the flavours of the all-important accompanying sauce. Gulpable and warming...Cheers!" - housewine.ca, Oct 2/12

2009 ~ 91 Points. "The purple-colored 2009 Pasion de Bobal (100%) went through malolactic fermentation in barrel followed by 6 months aging in new French oak. Fragrant raspberries, exotic spices, incense, and lilacs inform the nose of this racy, pleasure-bent offering that over-delivers in a big way. Drink it over the next 4 years." - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate #195, June/11

2008 ~ 90 Points. "The purple-colored 2008 Pasion de Bobal (100%) was also made from organically grown fruit. Incense, Asian spices, cranberry, and boysenberry make for an exotic introduction to the Bobal grape. Savory, ripe, and pleasure-bent, this tasty, bargain-priced finished with no hard edges. Drink it over the next 3-4 years." - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate #195, June/11


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Dark, opaque red.

Aroma:
Vanilla Bean and sawdust aromas and lots of spicy and fragrant oak barrel accents.

Taste:
This Bobal opens with raisin notes which are accompanied by red cherries, dried raspberries, and slightly edgy tannins.

Pairing:
Grilled red meats or spicy barbeque ribs.



Other Info:

Sierra Norte was founded in 1999 in Requena by two local families with a long tradition in grape growing and winemaking. Organic farming and the use of local grape varieties, including Bobal, are the two main characteristics that define this winery. Pasion is made out of Bobal grapes from 60+-year-old vines planted at 3,000 feet above sea level in the interior of the province of Valencia.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Conde de Valdemar Crianza  BODEGAS VALDEMAR (MARTINEZ BUJANDA)  Spain 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Blend-Tempranillo-Mazuelo  Rioja 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$0.00   PWS View Legend  
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+339622  745641054004  Download Profile
Vintage    
2006     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2008 ~ "Supple and racy, this lively red shoes wild berry, cherry, herb and vanilla flavors. Light tannins provide just enough structure, while vibrant acidity keeps this fresh. Drink now." - Wine Spectator, September 30th, 2012

2007 ~ Excellent Value - Wine Advocate/Robert Parker June 2011

2006 ~ 89 Points. "An interesting and complex nose with meaty, gamey and smoky notes, with plum, strawberry, blueberry and Asian five spice. The palate has more ripe red berry fruit, minerality and spice, but it is dominated by a mouth-watering, fleshy, meaty character with rosemary-like a hunk of lamb cooked rare on the barbeque. Long, complex and delicious." - Rhys Pender, Buyer's Guide+, Wineaccess.ca, Nov.25/10

2006 ~ Silver Medal (Best in Class) - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2010

2006 ~ "Martinez Bujanda has a long history of coming to Vancouver and his Conde de Valdemar Crianza 2006 deserves a better reception from the city than it gets. Look for a well-structured wine with clean tempranillo fruit as its focus. A touch of mazuelo, the secret weapon, fills out the wine lending complexity and depth. It spends about 14 months in American oak. Another fabulous wine for lamb chops or osso buco." - Anthony Gismondi, Vancouver Sun, Feb 19/11

2005 ~ Judges' Choice - Wine Access Value Wine Awards 2010

2005 ~ Recommended values under $25 - Wine Advocate; Feb/09

2005 ~ "Quite ripe on the nose, such that raisin and sweetness are front and center. Saturated in the mouth ...flavours of plum and berry." - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Jul/09

2004 ~ Silver; Decanter World Wine Awards 2008

2004 ~ Silver; Mundus Vini 2008

2004 ~ "Extreme Value" Wine & Spirits; Dec/08

2004 ~ "Compact and polished, with fresh fruit, well-integrated tannins and lively acidity. Plum, black cherry, tobacco and mineral flavors mingle and linger." - Wine Spectator, Nov 15/08

2001 ~ "Conde de Valdemar Crianza 2001 has been chosen by The New York Times (March 10/06) as the "best wine in Rioja for its value for money". For the gastronomic critic of the noted North American newspaper Eric Asimov, Conde de Valdemar is the clear example of why the crianzas of Rioja are among the best in the world.

The wines tasted by The New York Times included wines of different styles from 8 to 250 dollars.

Conde de Valdemar Crianza has an intense bright and clear cherry colour with slight purple glints. It boats powerful aromas of red berry fruit with rich vanilla nuances and smokiness. In the mouth it is well-rounded and silky with good backbone. Red berry fruit and vanilla touches come out in the long velvety finish. It goes well with roasted red meat, strong dry cheese and/or cold meats"

2001 ~ "Made from 85% tempranillo and 15% mazuelo, this modestly oaked Rioja red has an appealing, fruit-driven bouguet of cassis and raspberry, with an overlay of leathery, earthy, secondary characters. ...It's palate has typical savoury Rioja flavours, finishing with drying tannins. The texture is fleshy and soft, with staisfying depth and balance. It's a very good food wine..." - Gourment Traveller Wine, Aug-Sep/05

2001 ~ "Ideal for everyday drinking" - Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide, Sep/04


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep ruby red with purple highlights.

Aroma:
Intense but refined ripe red berry aromas, accented by leather, sweet spice and vanilla.

Taste:
Red berry and spice aromas carry through on the medium-bodied palate with fine, silky tannins, gentle acidity and good persistence.

Pairing:
A great match for game, roast red meat and perfect with matured cheese and/or sausages.



Other Info:

Tempranillo 90% and Mazuelo 10%. Conde de Valdemar is the winery's flagship range, where know-how is reflected in the vocation for constant evolution within the classic Rioja concept. Martinez Bujanda's vineyards are spread across Rioja, allowing them to combine the different microclimates throughout the region.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Chianti Classico  CARPINETO  Italy 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Blend-Sangiovese-Canaiolo  Tuscany 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$19.69   MLCC View Legend  
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+130187  8003015700363  Download Profile
Vintage    
     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2011 ~ "Broad and robust, packing cherry, currant and spice flavors into a muscular frame. Balanced in an exuberant way, showing moderate length. Drink now through 2018." - Wine Spectator, August 2013

2010 ~ "Case in a rustic profile, this red offers earthy cherry and wild herb flavors, backed by grainy tannins. Shows some power and moderate length. Best from 2013 through 2018." - Wine Spectator, September 30th, 2012

2006 ~ Judges' Choice - International Value Wine Awards 2008

2006 ~ Four Stars - Decanter, Aug/08

2006 ~ "Good bottles of Chianti Classico ooze character. They're fun to crack open both for their uniqueness and food-pairing sensibility, and Carpineto's CC does the romantic hilltop sub-region proud. Their Classico is classic. Aromas of black cherry, tilled earth, clove and violets are followed by a lush yet fresh core, great balance of flavours, and a long finish marked by just enough grip to set up the next sip. Bottom line: A- Lip-smacking." - James Nevison, The Province, Nov/09

2006 ~ "What you get for a little more money is more richness, more depth, and more structure. 2006 was an excellent vintage, and the dark garnet Carpineto, 90 percent Sangiovese and the rest Canaiolo, has a bold, round fruitiness, a savoury, pruny nose, and a spicy baked-fruit-and-cherry finish. Don't drink it by itself; unlike the Gabbiano, it has a sharp dose of tangy acidity that needs food. It's a lovely accompaniment to a fresh tomato sauce made from the glut in the garden." - Christina Burridge, Vancouver Magazine, Aug 16/09

2004 ~ "A distinct, classy label invites you to participate and explore this wine. Upon reflection on its bright vibrant ruby red, expectations of complex aromas are well met. The flavours of concentrated black, stewed fruit predominate. Full-bodied, well-balanced and a lingering finish with a nice touch of oak.. 2004 is a classic vintage year for Tuscany." - Wilf Krutzmann, The Wine Press, Feb 22-28/07

2004 ~ "Fruity Chianti, with damson and light vanilla aromas and flavours." - Wine Spectator (on-line), 2006

2002 ~ Gold Medal! - Councours Mendial de Buxelles 2005

2001 ~ Gold Medal! - International Wine and Spirits Competition 2003

2001 ~ Wine of the Year! - Wine Enthusiast, 2003


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Ruby red, garnet reflections on aging.

Aroma:
Intense with hints of violets, berries and cherries.

Taste:
Velvety, well rounded, full-bodied and well balanced.

Pairing:
Pair with grilled red meats and game.



Other Info:

Founded in 1967, Carpineto is a partnership between Giovanni C. Sacchet and Antonio M. Zaccheo, whose original mission was to produce a world-class red wine from the Chianti Classico appellation. This was a radical departure from the marketplace of the times when most Chianti was still produced in the traditional winemaking style. Carpineto's visionary founders recognized the untapped potential of the Tuscan landscape to produce truly great wines. By applying modern viticulture and winemaking techniques, they dramatically exceeded the quality standards of the day.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Chianti Classico Riserva  CARPINETO  Italy 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Sangiovese  Tuscany 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$35.16   MLCC View Legend  
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+305987  8003015700226  Download Profile
Vintage    
2009     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2008 ~ 91 Points. "Lush and exotic, evoking aromas of coffee, vanilla, black cherry and licorice. Complex and firmly structured, with a mineral component adding another dimension to the long finish. Not for traditionalists, but impressive nonetheless. Drink now through 2020. 12,500 cases made." - Wine Spectator, Web Only 2013

2007 ~ 90 Points. "This red has mellowed to a burnished glow of cherry, plum and oak spice flavors, all in harmony. There are still some tannins on the finish, but they are integrated and this shows class and complexity." - Wine Spectator Magazine, October 15/12

2007 ~ Gold Medal - Internationale Weinpramierung Zurich 2012

2006 ~ 92 Points. "Silky and sweet, offering an alluring bouquet of black cherry, black currant, truffle and violet flavors. Picks up a mineral element that glides easily across the palate to the long aftertaste. The tannins are present, yet well integrated. Drink now through 2020. Tasted twice with consistent notes." - Wine Spectator Magazine, October 15/11

2004 ~ 92 Points. Top 100 Wines of the Year - "This is a lovely rich wine with thick penetrating tones of cherry,spice and cola - the holy trinity of traditional Chianti Classico. The wine is dense, concentrated and intense without being too powerful or overwhelming." - Wine Enthusiast, Best of Year 2008, Dec/08

2001 ~ "TOP 100 WINES OF ITALY"; "Good, rich, ripe fruit aromas and flavours backed up by firm tannin, slightly earthy." - Decanter Magazine, May/06

1999 ~ Four Stars: Must Buy Tuscan! - Decanter, Aug/03


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Intense ruby red with garnet reflections.

Aroma:
Elegant, full, and harmonious with notes of vanilla & raspberry.

Taste:
Long and velvety, full, generous and warm.

Pairing:
Pair with roasts and game.



Other Info:

Founded in 1967, Carpineto is a partnership between Giovanni C. Sacchet and Antonio M. Zaccheo, whose original mission was to produce a world-class red wine from the Chianti Classico appellation. This was a radical departure from the marketplace of the times when most Chianti was still produced in the traditional winemaking style. Carpineto's visionary founders recognized the untapped potential of the Tuscan landscape to produce truly great wines. By applying modern viticulture and winemaking techniques, they dramatically exceeded the quality standards of the day.


Bottles per Case: 6
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Spolverino   CARPINETO  Italy 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Blend-Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Other Varietals  Tuscany 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$16.96   MLCC View Legend  
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+365031  8003015704477  Download Profile
Vintage    
     
Notes




Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Ruby red, garnet reflections on aging.

Aroma:
Intense with classic red cherry and tobacco aromas with hints of violets.

Taste:
Velvety, full bodied, well balanced with a juicy richness.

Pairing:
Enjoy with Mediterranean flavors, in particular BBQ, grilled red meats and game.



Other Info:

Rooster one day, feather duster the next! The black rooster is the traditional symbol of the vinous heart of Tuscany where dry-farmed hillside vineyards lay amongst the picturesque cypress-studded countryside. But feathers fly when it comes to bottling the wine under screwcap! Centuries old tradition did not stop us from bottling our best wines with this innovation. The Spolverino is a play on the DOC rules. It is a Chianti with a screw cap.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Cotes du Rhone  DOMAINE DE CRISTIA  France 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Grenache  Rhone 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$29.99   PWS View Legend Southern Rhone 
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+69682  3760060195869  Download Profile
Vintage    
2011     
Notes




Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Intense purple notes.

Aroma:
Aromas of black fruits and wild herbs prevail on the nose.

Taste:
A fine wine which is elegant and well structured with good volume and a long finish.

Pairing:
Pairs well with grilled lamb, Cote de Boeuf, cheeses from the south of France and Onion tarte.



Other Info:

The work in the vineyards is as natural as possible in accordance with the criteria of organic agriculture and the domaine received official certification from the 2008 vintage. No chemical fertlizers, herbicides or pesticides are used to treat the soils or the vines.
Ploughing and weeding are practiced according to the blocks and the yields we desire. Vines are treated with copper sulphate and sulphur occasionally blended with a nettle infusion/tea (4 to 5 times a year). Only organic fertlizer is used.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Chateauneuf du Pape  DOMAINE DE CRISTIA  France 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Blend-Grenache-Syrah  Rhone 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$0.00   PWS View Legend Chateauneuf du Pape 
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+484220  3760060195708  Download Profile
Vintage    
2011     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2012 ~ 90-92 Points. "Deep ruby. Powerful, floral black and blue fruit scents are enlivened by cracked pepper and smoky minerals. Pliant and appealingly sweet, offering lively boysenberry and cassis flavors and a hint of candied lavender. Finishes on a smoky note, with smooth tannins and lingering sweetness." - Stephen Tanzer's International Cellar, Jan-Feb/14

2011 ~ 90 Points. "Vivid ruby. Vibrant red fruit and floral aromas are complemented by notes of allspice and orange zest. On the palate, juicy raspberry and blood orange flavors put on weight in the glass. Closes tangy and long, with silky tannins making a late appearance. (I had the chance to revisit the 2009 Renaissance bottling from Cristia and while it's still very young it's showing some intriguing floral and spice qualities that become more powerful as the wine opens up with aeration. There's a serious core of dark fruit and the necessary structure to see it well past a decade of aging but I wouldn't fault anybody for opening and decanting one now, especially if you have more than a couple of bottles.)" - Stephen Tanzer's International Cellar, Jan-Feb/14

2010 ~ 93 Points. " A very juicy, unctuous, fruit-driven style, with flattering plum, warm linzer torte and boysenberry fruit melded together and backed by lively anise and sweet spicy notes. There's a good sappy feel through the finish. For fans of the not-shy style. Drink now through 2023." - Wine Spectator, October 2012

2010 ~ 91 Points. "A beautiful wine, the fleshy, concentrated 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as copious incense, black currant, cherry, damp earth and forest floor notes. This full-bodied 2010 can be drunk now or cellared for another 10-15 years." - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate #203, October 2012


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Dark with distinctive violet highlights.

Aroma:
A refined and complex nose showing aromas of violets and forest fruits.

Taste:
On the palate a wine that is rich and powerful yet with a perfectly balanced and harmonious structure. A long harmonious finish.

Pairing:
Pair with roasted game and game fowl.



Other Info:

The work in the vineyards is as natural as possible in accordance with the criteria of organic agriculture and the domaine received official certification from the 2008 vintage. No chemical fertlizers, herbicides or pesticides are used to treat the soils or the vines.
Ploughing and weeding are practiced according to the blocks and the yields we desire. Vines are treated with copper sulphate and sulphur occasionally blended with a nettle infusion/tea (4 to 5 times a year). Only organic fertlizer is used.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Toro  ELIAS MORA  Spain 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo)  Toro 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$16.98   MLCC View Legend  
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+12832  855012000445  Download Profile
Vintage    
     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2010 ~ 90 Points. "Bright ruby. High-pitched red fruit aromas are complicated by notes of vanilla, woodsmoke and cracked pepper. The texture is supple and the flavours of cherry and raspberry are juicy, deep and precise. This is a fruity and approachable drink with strong finishing cut and very good length." - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, September 12/12

2010 ~ "Significantly further west, and somewhat south, from Rojia lies the region of Toro. Toro continues to gain attention in the wine world, particularly for its robust, meaty reds. Tempranillo is big in these parts too, though it tends to go by the name Tinta de Toro. Indeed Elias Mora is all Tinta de Toro, and it hits the palate with a TNT-worthy punch. Rich, fruity yet savoury, brooding with intensity, it's a serious wine that doesn't necessarily demand serious times. I would be great with barbecue, everything from smoked and charred ribs to pepper-encrusted rib-eye." - James Nevison, The Province, April/2014

2010 ~ 20 under $20. House Wine's Summer Wine Picks. - Housewine.ca, July 2, 2013

2010 ~ "Amazing Value in complex old world wines. All Tinta de Toro (aka: Tempranillo) and aged for six months in new American oak this ruby-colored, Spanish red offers up enticing aromas of cedar, tobacco, violets, plum and blackberry." - Doug Sloan, Campbell River Courier-Islander, Jan 10/13

2009 ~ 90 Points. "Bright ruby. Ripe, smoky aromas of pungent cherry and blackcurrant, along with licorice, coconut and vanilla. Dense cherry liqueur and bitter chocolate flavors are impressively vibrant for such a concentrated wine, taking on herb and spice qualities with air. Finishes on a smoky note of oak, with a strong echo of dark berries." - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Sept-Oct/11

2009 ~ Wine Pick of the Week. "This flavoursome red owes its quality to high altitude, low rainfall, old, gnarled vines anchored in cobbley, limestone soils, and the meshing of winemaking modernity and tradition. Toro is a region that is on fire - extremes of climate, extremely fashionable, and supremely good wines. The local grape, Tinta de Toro (the local name for tempranillo), boasts ample, dark fruit, licorice and spice, ripe and fleshy tannins, and the sweet burnish of six months in American oak casks. Perfect with baby back ribs, butterflied leg of lamb, or merguez sausages on your charcoal fire." - DJ Kearney, VanMag, August 2013

2008 ~ 90 Points and 5 Stars Best Quality for Price - Guia Penin 2011

2008 ~ 90 Points. "An Opaque color suggests power and density, and for the most part that's what you get. Jammy, raisiny aromas culminate with prune and berry pie scents. There's pointy acidity to the palate, which amplifies cassis, blackberry and carob flavors.

A warm, long finish is the conclusion. Drink through 2016. Grapes of Spain." - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, October 2013

2008 ~ 90 Points. "Vivid purple. Aromas of cherry pit, redcurrant, licorice and dark chocolate. Supple and dense but fresh, offering spicy red and black fruits, fresh herbs and mounting spiciness. This youthful, tightly wound wine finishes with firm, ripe tannins and very good persistence." - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Sept-Oct/10

2008 ~ 90 Points. "Bodegas y Vinas Elias Mora's 2008 Elias Mora is 100% Tinta de Toro aged for 6 months in new American oak and bottled without fining or filtration. Dark ruby-colored, it displays an enticing perfume of cedar, tobacco, spice box, violets, plum, and blackberry. Ripe, rich, and fleshy, it has layers of succulent fruit, excellent balance, and a forward personality. Drink this lengthy effort over the next 8 years." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #188, April/10

2008 ~ "Don't over look complex Old World wines like Elias Mora. This ruby-colored, Spanish red offers up enticing aromas of cedar, tobacco, violets, plum and blackberry." - Doug Sloan, Courier-Islander, Mar 9/12


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Intense purple in colour.

Aroma:
Notes of violets, liquorice, dark red berry fruits with notes of toasted coffee.

Taste:
Full bodied with excellent balance between fruit and wood.

Pairing:
Pair with rich grilled meats and traditional Spanish fare.



Other Info:

Founded in 2000, the Elias Mora winery was created by owner/winemaker Victoria Benevides who followed the path which has led Elias Mora to be among one of the best models of traditional winemaking in Spain.
This could only be achieved through a deep knowledge of the native vineyards and the tradition and wisdom of generations of growers. All this has led to well-balanced wines, which are at the same time, elegant and complex with excellent aging potential.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Stemmari Nero d'Avola  FEUDO ARANCIO  Italy 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Nero d'Avola  Sicily 
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Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2011 ~ "Ripe and fresh, with crushed wild berry, spice and light cedar hints backed by juicy acidity and a solid fruit-filled finish. Drink now." - Wine Spectator Daily Wine Picks, June 6, 2013

2007 ~ Best Red & Best Wines at Chain Restaurants (Olive Garden) - Food & Wine Magazine, Jan/11

2007 ~ Best Buy. "Arancio's young Nero d'Avola offers those distinctively Sicilian accents of almond paste or pistachio cream that pair so well with the wine's natural core of solid black fruit. The wine has a sweet nose, without tasting sweet and offers chewy fruit on the close." - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Nov. 1/08

2007 ~ 100 Best Buys of 2009. "This forward red has dark cherry and grapey fruit checked by chewy tannins. It feels balanced yet substantial, delivering a lot of flavour at a fair price." - Wine & Spirits Magazine, Winter 2009

2006 ~ Best Buy - International Value Wine Awards, 2008

2006 ~ "This Italian red (the grape variety is Nero D'Avola) offers caramel, tar, black cherry and smoky aromas. Tart cherry flavours take the lead on this medium-bodied red, with mocha, strawberry and plum notes rounding things out. It's just juicy enough to be sangria-friendly, but would do well on its own with pizza or burgers." - Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson, Winnipeg Free Press, July 25, 2009

2005 ~ Italy's Top 25 Under $20. "Sicily is known for its warmth, but the islands interior - where Feudo Arancio's vineyards are - also sees cold nights, giving this lush red a firm spine of acidity in addition to its sweet blackberry fruit." - Food & Wine Sept, 2007

2005 ~ Top 100 Values of the Year. "A tart acidity keeps the ripe, juicy black and red currant flavors from feeling too jammy in this quaffable nero d'avola. For grilled lamb sausages." - Wine & Spirits June/07

2004 ~ Top 100 Best Buy. "Bravo to Feudo Arancio for producing a nero D'Avola of this caliber at such an attractive price point." - Wine Enthusiast July/06


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep crimson red.

Aroma:
Wild berry aromas with spice notes.

Taste:
Medium-bodied. The palate shows off loads of wild berry flavors with zesty, fruity characteristics.

Pairing:
Pair with risotto, baked pasta, red meats, game, lamb and seasoned cheeses.



Other Info:

Sambuca di Sicilia, in the province of Agrigento, where ruch, mature, and structured Nero d'Avola is obtained. It prefers clay-like terrain and is very sensitive to excessive dryness and too much exposure to sunlight. The type of farming is "Espalier", used with an average density of planting where there are 4500 plants per 2.5 Acres.
This wine is obtained from grapes that have reached perfect aromatic and polyphenolic maturation. Destemming and alcoholic fermentation with the skins occurs for 6-8 days at 71-75 degrees. Malolactic Fermentation occurs with selected bacteria, then finally maturation occurs for 6 months in French barriques.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Sauvignon Blanc  GALIL MOUNTAIN WINERY  Israel 
Type Varietal Region
Kosher for Passover  Sauvignon Blanc  Upper Galilee 
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Awards & Accolades:

2006 ~ "This white is super-fresh and bright, tingles a bit on the palate, and has an intriguing fresh-thyme aroma and a satisfying full finish. Smooth and soft and supple, it's way mellower than most New Zealand SBs. The winery's food-pairing suggestion is for Thai stir-fries or grilled fish." - Jurgen Gothe, The Georgia Straight, Feb. 14-21, 2008


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Clear pale straw.

Aroma:
Refreshing and aromatic, combining notes of citrus fruit, pear and tropical fruit with a light leafy and mineral background.

Taste:
A delicate Sauvignon with good acidity and a balanced sensation on the palate. The finish is long and refreshing.

Pairing:
Wonderful as a cold aperitif on a hot summer day. A perfect complement for grilled fish, seasoned chicken, and pasta with delicate sauces.



Other Info:

The grapes were hand-harvested then gently crushed in full clusters. Fermentation took place over a three-week period after which the sediment was removed and the wine was aged for several months in stainless steel tanks on light yeast lees.
The mountains of the Upper Galilee are among the highest mountains in Israel, rising to heights of over 1,000 metres. The topographical structure, quality of the soil and climate, make the mountains of the Galilee an ideal location for growing vineyards with grapes of the highest quality.
In 1997, the first vineyard was planted in Kibbutz Yiron and at the same time the kibbutz, in a joint venture with Golan Heights Winery, decided to establish Galil Mountain Winery amidst the natural landscape surrounding it.
Galil Mountain wines are kosher and kosher for Passover.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Pinot Noir  GALIL MOUNTAIN WINERY  Israel 
Type Varietal Region
Kosher for Passover  Pinot Noir  Upper Galilee 
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2008     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2009 ~ 90 Points. "The texture is soft and seamless, carried on a medium-bodied frame offering up hints of strawberry, raspberry and beetroot, with light herbs and mouth-watering acidity. Grilled salmon would be lovely. A kosher product." - Beppi Crosariol The Globe and Mail, February 2012

2009 ~ "Well-defined red cherry and sweet plum notes are crisp and spicy. Lingering finish of smoke, with hints of dried meat. Kosher. From Israel. Drink now. 500 cases imported. - Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator Nov 2011

2005 ~ "Pruny, warm cherry, tobacco leaf, rooty aromas. Soft, round, easy style... Floral, black cherry, resin, liquorice, cranberry, smoky vanilla flavours. Warm, full style with some flavours intensity. Solid effort." - Wine Access, Aug/Sept 2008

2005 ~ "Big, bold, cherry-juice-sweet, and lovely and round without any harsh edges, it simply slides along the palate, exploding in a full, fat finish." - Jurgen Gothe, The Georgia Straight, Feb. 14-21, 2008


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Clear, medium ruby with purple highlights.

Aroma:
Cherry and violet blossom characters, accompanied by aromas of coffee, earth, tobacco and toasted oak.

Taste:
An elegant, medium-to-full bodied wine with a soft, silky and long finish.

Pairing:
Best served as a companion to delicate dishes like veal, goose liver in red wine, or fish with seasoned sauces.



Other Info:

The grapes were hand-harvested then cold soaked for an extended period followed by a short, hot fermentation. After pressing, the wine was transferred to one-to-three-year-old French oak barrels, where it underwent malolactic fermentation and 10 months of aging.
The mountains of the Upper Galilee are among the highest mountains in Israel, rising to heights of over 1,000 metres. The topographical structure, quality of the soil and climate, make the mountains of the Galilee an ideal location for growing vineyards with grapes of the highest quality.
In 1997, the first vineyard was planted in Kibbutz Yiron and at the same time the kibbutz, in a joint venture with Golan Heights Winery, decided to establish Galil Mountain Winery amidst the natural landscape surrounding it.
Galil Mountain wines are kosher and kosher for Passover.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Cabernet Sauvignon  GALIL MOUNTAIN WINERY  Israel 
Type Varietal Region
Kosher for Passover  Cabernet Sauvignon  Upper Galilee 
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Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2011 ~ "Open aromatic cherry cedar nose with tobacco, black olive, pepper and earthy notes. The attack is soft and sweet with a fair bit of alcohol, sweet dark plums, mint and olives. Serve this with your favourite hamburger or lamb chops but it will improve in bottle." - Vancouver Sun, Suncritic.com, Mar/14

2009 ~ "A decadent note of vanilla creme graces the all-fruit preserves and boysenberry centre of this Cab. Soft tannins give way to an approachable structure, leading throughout to a juicy finish flecked with sweet spice accents." - Lauren Buzzeo, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, April 2012

2009 ~ "Red berry flavors are zesty and feature notes of white pepper. Lots of briary notes on the fresh finish. Kosher. From Israel. Drink now. 2,000 cases imported." - Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator Nov 2011

2008 ~ "Their Cabernet Sauvignon shines with serious flavour: rich cassis, plum and anise aromas followed by tobacco and plum. Great concentration overall with a tart finish, it clamours for equally bold food like grilled lamb chops. Kosher too." - James Nevison, The Province, Sept 23/102006 ~ Top 100 Values of 2008 - Wine Spectator, Jan. 31/09

2006 ~ Judges' Choice! - International Value Wine Awards 2008

2006 ~ Best Buy! - International Value Wine Awards, 2008

2006 ~ "Peppery, spicy, tobacco leaf, black olive, earthy, light cassis aromas. Round, supple, forward style with cassis, spicy, peppery, tobacco, light vanilla, stewed plum and olive flavours. Solid consumer style." - Wine Access, Aug/Sept 2008

2006 ~ "Holiday Bargains! Round, supple, forward style." - Anthony Gismondi, The Vancouver Sun, Dec. 6, 2008

2006 ~ "Enjoy fantastic fruit to the front, middle and back palate. After years of scraping your teeth after heavy, oaky California Cabernets, this one is amazing for its fresh, herbal aromas and long but light, fruity finish. There isn't a wrong note ... and the price gives you really remarkable value." - Jurgen Gothe, The Georgia Straight, Feb. 14-21, 2008


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep opaque purple.

Aroma:
Pure ripe raspberry and blueberry primary fruit character, with hints of herbs and tobacco leaf.

Taste:
A medium-to-full bodied wine with delicate tannins. The finish is long and firm.

Pairing:
Best served at 64 F / 18 C to accompany a wide range of meat dishes.



Other Info:

The grapes were harvested at the higher elevations of the Upper Galilee. The wine underwent 7-14 days fermentation followed by six months in stainless steel, which included several rackings.

The mountains of the Upper Galilee are among the highest in Israel, rising to over 1,000 metres. The topographical structure, quality of the soil and climate, make these mountains an ideal location for vineyards that grow grapes of the highest quality. In 1997, the first vineyard was planted in Kibbutz Yiron, which established Galil Mountain Winery in a joint venture with Golan Heights Winery. The winery has five vineyards in the Upper Galilee Mountains, characterized by different topographical and climatic conditions.

Galil Mountain wines are kosher and kosher for Passover.



Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Shiraz Cabernet  GALIL MOUNTAIN WINERY  Israel 
Type Varietal Region
Kosher for Passover  Blend-Shiraz-Cabernet  Upper Galilee 
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Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2005 ~ 89 Points. "A plush, voluptuous red, with fresh flavors of red plum, berry, mineral and spice. The clean, minerally finish features notes of mocha and red cherry. Kosher. Drink now." - Wine Spectator, Web Only 2008


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Intense reddish-purple.

Aroma:
Aromas of ripe cherry, blueberry jam and macerated berries, along with spicy characters of cloves, nutmeg and oak, plus a slight touch of mint.

Taste:
A well balanced, medium-to-full bodied wine with a long finish.

Pairing:
Best served at 64 F / 18 C as a companion to richly flavored dishes like grilled meat, chorizo or leg of lamb, and even complements rich lasagna.



Other Info:

The grapes were harvested at the higher elevations of the Upper Galilee. The wine underwent 10-14 days fermentation on skins and 100% malolactic fermentation. In addition, it underwent ten months of aging in American oak barrels.
The mountains of the Upper Galilee are among the highest mountains in Israel, rising to heights of over 1,000 metres. The topographical structure, quality of the soil and climate, make the mountains of the Galilee an ideal location for growing vineyards with grapes of the highest quality. In 1997, the first vineyard was planted in Kibbutz Yiron and at the same time the kibbutz, in a joint venture with Golan Heights Winery, decided to establish Galil Mountain Winery amidst the natural landscape surrounding it.
Galil Mountain wines are kosher and kosher for Passover.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Syrah  GALIL MOUNTAIN WINERY  Israel 
Type Varietal Region
Kosher for Passover  Shiraz  Upper Galilee 
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Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep ruby-purple.

Aroma:
A rich flavourful wine with characters of blackberry and cherry as well as a hint of wet earth.

Taste:
Aromas carry through on the medium-to full-bodied wine has a long, pleasant finish.

Pairing:
Best served at 64F (18C), the wine accompanies a range of meat dishes including barbecued steak, kebab and tender meat stew.



Other Info:

The wine fermented 7-14 days in stainless steel containers, underwent malolactic fermentation to preserve its fruity character, and aged six months in stainless steel containers.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Rose  GALIL MOUNTAIN WINERY  Israel 
Type Varietal Region
Kosher for Passover  Blend-Sangiovese, Barbera, Pinot Noir  Upper Galilee 
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Awards & Accolades:

2011 ~ Best Buy. "Tart and sharp, this sangiovese-based rose has the sweet-sour balance and bright fruit of Sour Patch candy. For summer barbecues by the beach." - Wine & Spirits, August 2013

2011 ~ Category Champion: Rose - Wine Access International Value Wine Awards 2012

2009 ~ "2009 rose is an unusual blend anywhere, but especially for Israel, 74% Sangiovese, 14% Barbera and 12% Pinot Noir. It works pretty well here. This is bright and friendly, not terribly intense or deep, but cheerful and fruity, with good clean flavors. It would be a lot of fun on a warm day. Drink now." - Robert Parker, erobertparker.com Dec, 2010

2007 ~ "A fresh rose, with berry and cherry flavors and a crunchy, spice-filled finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Barbera. Kosher. Drink now." - Wine Spectator 'Web Only' 2008


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
A pink-colored wine with shades of glittering lilac.

Aroma:
Notes of strawberry, pomegranate and ripe nectarine with characters of blooming wild flowers.

Taste:
Refreshing and balanced acidity with a pleasurable finish.

Pairing:
Enjoyed alone or with friends, the wine goes well with tapas or a summer meal featuring a variety of refreshing dishes. Recommended to serve cold (46-50F / 8-10C).



Other Info:

74% Sangiovese, 14% Barbera, 12% Pinot Noir. The hand-harvested Sangiovese grapes were crushed immediately upon their arrival to the winery. The juice followed a classic white wine process, settling for 24 hours and undergoing cold fermentation (at 57F / 14C). Rose was produced from the Pinot Noir and Barbera grapes in the saignee (bleeding) method, where a small percentage of juice from the red wine tanks was drawn off a few hours after receiving the grapes, and then fermented separately.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Viognier  GALIL MOUNTAIN WINERY  Israel 
Type Varietal Region
Kosher for Passover  Viognier  Upper Galilee 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
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Awards & Accolades:

2012 ~ 90 Points. "Tannins and acidity exhibit a high level of teamwork in this smooth, mouth-pleasing wine. Aromas of lemon, white pepper and vanilla give way to flavors of lemon-lime, bergamot and vanilla custard. The finish is simultaneously lingering and bright" - Wine Enthusiast, Apr 2014

2010 ~ Judges' Choice: Viognier - Wine Access International Value Wine Awards 2012

2010 ~ "This viognier has floral and tropical aromas, with apricot, green apple, spice and a touch of oak on the nose. Not very common with viognier, 40% of the grapes were fermented in new oak. On the palate, this wine feels like a chardonnay, but a little more floral, tropical and bitter. Oak flavours dominate the finish allowing it to match with foods like a chardonnay would. Think cream-based pastas, poultry or mushroom-flavoured dishes." - Wine Access Magazine, October 11/12

2009 ~ Top 100 Wines Under $20 for 2012. "This is the Marilyn Monroe of wines. Or the Matthew McConaughey. Deep golden looks and a distinctive air of perfumed seduction will leave you swooning after one look and swirl. But that's voluptuous Viognier for you. Amazingly aromatic and full of flavour, this exotic bottle front he vineyards of Israel's Upper Galilee Valley oozes nectarine and flower petal aromas that lead into a rich, honeyed feel in the mouth and a caramel kiss on the finish." - James Nevison, Had a Glass, 2012

2009 ~ "People don't often think of Israel when they think of wine, but this beauty of a white may change your mind. Galil, owned by the famous Golan Heights Winery, is located on the Israeli border, overlooking Lebanon. I have been a big fan of the Cabernet Sauvignon for a couple of years, but only recently tried the Viognier, which is new to the Alberta market and is, like the Cab, superb. The importer describes it as a "voluptuous Viognier," and I agree; this full-bodied white is loaded with lush floral, apricot and peach notes. A great one for Chardonnay fans who want to try something new and interesting. And, a bonus for anyone who's Jewish: it's both kosher and kosher for Passover, in case you feel like putting a bottle away until next spring. Drink: Now, or stick in the cellar for two or three years. If you are already thinking about Thanksgiving, it would be great with turkey or roast chicken, or simple white fish dishes. It's also delicious by itself. Cork closure. Serve chilled." - Shelley Boettcher, The Calgary Herald, September 18, 2011

2009 ~ "To be frank, pairing a rich viognier with scallops and avocado is not perfect, an acidic Sauvignon Blanc would be more complementary, but this new wine is just so nice (and nicely priced) that I recommend drinking it with everything for the next few weeks. I wrote in the magazine a few issues back about the surprising quality of Israeli wines and this Viognier for Galil Mountain reinforces my initial thoughts. It has a heady nose of apricots and ripe peach, a slight taste of oak in the mouth and a great long finish. Could double as perfume, and it's kosher. Pair with Black Rice Edamame Risotto with Sea Scallops, Avocado Coulis, and Roasted Tomatoes." - Neal McLennan, Western Living Magazine, Sept/11

2009 ~ "The majority of Viognier is best consumed young, when the wine's aromas are most prominent and instantly gratifying. Galil Mountain's voluptuous Viognier suggests as much on the back label, recommending the wine's potential aging as "two to three years from time of harvest." And it's true that this elegant white from Israel's Upper Galilee is pouring fantastic right now. Rich and honeyed, it's redolent with nectarine and a floral perfume and finishes smooth with a caramel kiss. Bottom line: A "Great intro to Viognier." - James Nevison, The Province, August 11/11

2009 ~ "The 2009 VIOGNIER, from the Upper Galilee, is light and graceful with a touch of oak, friendly and sweet, tasty and charming, but without a lot of finish or concentration. Take it for what it is, drink it as young and as fresh as possible for peak results, and it offers some nice value, coming in at nice price point. Drink now-2012." - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, Dec 2010


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Glittering golden color.

Aroma:
Fresh herbal aromas and a delicate background of oak.

Taste:
Notes of apricot, ripe nectarine and invigorating perfume. A medium-bodied wine with a silky texture and long, balanced finish.

Pairing:
Best with flavorful eastern dishes or cream-based dishes like pasta in cream of mushroom sauce.



Other Info:

Some 60% of the wine underwent cold fermentation in stainless steel, with the remaining 40% fermented in new French oak barrels. The barrel-fermented wine aged on yeast lees for six months. The cold fermentation enabled the wine to preserve the varietys fresh characters, while wood and yeast characters were added to the barrel-fermented wine.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
August 1888 Sauvignon Blanc  GIESEN  New Zealand 
Type Varietal Region
White  Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
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2011     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2011 ~ 95 Points. "Powerful and ripe with intense tropical fruits. A subtle spice allows the layers of fruit to shine through. Keeping an apple-like crisp acidity, it's balanced and complex with an elegantly poised finish. Drink 2013-2016." - Melanie Brown, Decanter, July 2013

2011 ~ 93 Points. "Wild yeast fermentation and about six months in oak helped Giesen's flagship Sauvignon Blanc stand out from the many lighter, racy examples of the grape at the "Big Sky Party" Argentina/New Zealand showcase tasting/ancillary event at the Qualico Family Centre. Lovely honey and light vanilla notes join the tropical, peach, and lemon-lime notes here - it's a medium-bodied, viscous, elegant Sauvignon Blanc. Sadly, I think this one might be all gone - it's made in pretty small quantities - but their entry-level and "The Brothers" mid-price Sauvignon Blancs are also excellent. This was probably my top pick from the entire festival." - Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson, The Winnipeg Free Press, May 13, 2013

2011 ~ 90+ Points. "Tropical nose with passion fruit and lime leaves. A multi-layered bombshell with toasty almonds and fresh brioche. The oak is well integrated, which provides complexity and elegance. Drink 2013-2016." - Decanter, July 2013

2010 ~ 95 Points. - Nick Stock 2012 Good Wine Guide

2010 ~ 92+ Points. "Fermented in oak barrel, 8% new, and aged in oak for five months with occasional stirring and partial spontaneous malo-lactic, the 2010 The August Sauvignon Blanc reveals an intense nose of kumquat, fresh grapefruit, lime tart and orange zest with nuances of cedar and baking bread. Medium bodied and with a gentle silkiness to the texture, the palate offers concentrated citrus and toasted flavors with lively acidity and a very long finish. Drinking nicely now, it should cellar through 2015+." - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2011

2010 ~ Gold Medal - Marlborough Wine Show 2011

2010 ~ 5 Stars - Michael Cooper Buyer's Guide 2012

2010 ~ 5 Stars - Winestate 2011


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Pale yellow.

Aroma:
Ripe stonefruit is to the fore with peach and nectarine leading the way. Aromas of herbs, lemongrass and nettles give the nose a lift and combine with dry spice, vanilla bean and a creamy complexity.

Taste:
Time on lees and fruit concentration are big influences on the palate with a luscious, creamy fruit weight and flavours of mandarin and ripe gooseberry. The palate is well structured with a touch of phenolics and drying acidity ensuring a powerful, assertive wine.

Pairing:
Perfect with asparagus, chevre and salads, this crisp wine is also ideal with seafood and the perfect foil to richer shellfish.



Other Info:

During the 2008 vintage Giesen winemakers conducted some experiments in the winery, treating different parcels of fruit with different yeasts and oak regimes. In 2009 they began the work in the vineyard and it was from this starting point that the inaugural vintage of The August was born. In recognition of passion for fine wine, the Giesen brothers named this wine after their grandfather August (pronounced ow-goost), a restaurateur and sommelier.


Bottles per Case: 6
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
'The Brothers' Sauvignon Blanc  GIESEN  New Zealand 
Type Varietal Region
White  Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
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Awards & Accolades:

2011 ~ 93 Points. "The brothers Theo, Alex and Marcel elevate a few parcels each year as a standout expression of Marlborough sauvignon and this shows lovely, fine aromas of lime and betel leaf, gentle passionfruit and a really bright, lively impression. The palate has plenty of tangy lime fruit flavour, gentle tropical, and the acidity sits nicely in the mix here, holding shape and length. Terrific, fresh and convincing style." - Nick Stock's Good Wine Guide 2013

2011 ~ Judges' Choice: Sauvignon Blanc - Wine Access International Value Wine Awards 2012

2010 ~ 94 Points - Nick Stock Wine Guide 2012

2010 ~ 90 Points. "The 2010 The Brothers Sauvignon Blanc is intensely scented of pink grapefruit, mandarin peel and coriander seed with subtle hints of lemon curd and fresh herbs. Medium-full bodied, it fills the mouth with warm citrus fruit flavors, enlivened by crisp acidity and finishing long and tangy. Delicious now, it should keep to 2014." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Oct/11

2010 ~ Gold Medal - Sydney International Wine Competition 2011

2009 ~ 90 Points. "The 2009 The Brothers Sauvignon Blanc presents intense passion fruit, grapefruit peel, guava and yuzu zest aromas. Concentrated, medium bodied and dry, this wine displays very good balance and plenty of tropical fruit and citrus flavor layers in the long finish. Drinking now through 2012, this slightly more expensive label is also amazing value" - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate Oct 2010

2009 ~ 89 Points. 'Pale bright yellow. Pungent, high-pitched aromas of orange, pineapple and flowers. Silky and enticingly sweet, but with firm, ripe acidity to frame and intensify the soft citrus flavors. Finishes juicy, bright and long, with lovely lift." - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Sep/Oct 10

2009 ~ Silver Medal, 4/5 Stars. "Lightly honeyed gooseberry and delicate passion fruit over a palate of intense fruit, showing citrus with savoury, mineral notes." - Decanter World Wine Awards 2011


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Light, golden yellow.

Aroma:
This wine jumps out of the glass with concentrated aromas of passionfruit, boxwood, citrus and gooseberry notes dominating the nose.

Taste:
The palate has lovely fruit weight with great length and vibrancy. Flavours of mandarin, passionfruit and herbs compete on a lively mid palate leading to a finish full of depth and purity.

Pairing:
Pair this wine with fresh seafood, chicken salads or pastas with cream sauces.



Other Info:

The fruit selected for this wine showed outstanding characters and concentration on the vine which carried through fermentation and into the final wine. The various parcels were fermented separately using yeast selected to allow the intensity of the fruit to be expressed rather than add any particular yeast influence. The wine was fermented in stainless steel with a small volume matured in seasoned French oak barrels for 6 months to add an extra dimension. The final blend was decided after at least 4 tasting sessions with the 3 components that comprise this blend melding together seamlessly. The components are mainly from the Rapaura area of Marlborough and were the most vibrant and expressive wines with the greatest depth of flavour.


Bottles per Case: 6
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Quartz Stone Chardonnay  GLEN CARLOU  South Africa 
Type Varietal Region
White  Chardonnay  Paarl 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$28.92   MLCC View Legend  
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2011     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2011 ~ Bronze - International Wine Challenge 2013

2010 ~ 93 Points. "The 2010 Quartz Stone Chardonnay undergoes a natural ferment for six weeks in barrel and is matured in new French oak for 11 months. It has a very well defined bouquet with scents of passion fruit, watermelon and a touch of lanolin that demonstrates fine clarity, the oak seamlessly integrated. The palate exhibits very good weight with tangerine, mango and passion fruit struck through with crisp acidity, building all the time to a vivacious sherbet-tinged finish that dance around the mouth. What a fabulous Chardonnay. Drink now-2018." - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2012

2010 ~ 91 Points. "Always a ripe and lush selection, this offers forward aromas of orange oil, pressed yellow flower, pear flesh, oaky spice and a touch of honeycomb. Tropical fruit flavours of pineapple, mango and melon lend richness to the palate, but lively acidity keeps the mouthfeel from feeling too round or flabby. Spice and toasted-nut accents linger long on the finish." - Wine Enthusiast, Mar/14




Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Bright, lemon-lime yellow, with a golden hue.

Aroma:
Lovely aroma of honey blossom, pineapples and pear.

Taste:
Rich, luscious mouth feel, medium body with balanced acidity; noticeable oak with a lingering finish.

Pairing:
Best enjoyed with food such as langoustine, other fish or poultry dishes.



Other Info:

This limited-release wine derives its name from a single, mature vineyard planted in soils containing a generous percentage of quartz stone shards.


Bottles per Case: 6
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Grand Classique  GLEN CARLOU  South Africa 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Blend-Cabernet Sauvignon- Merlot-Petit Verdot-Malbec-Cabernet Franc  Paarl 
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Awards & Accolades:

2011 ~ Bacchus Award - Classic Trophy Wine Show 2014

2010 ~ 90 Points & Top Values. "A broad, plush, well-toasted style, with ganache and mint notes backed by flavors of fleshy plum sauce and blackberry preserves. A big, mouthfilling, crowd-pleasing style, delivering a plush finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2016." - Wine Spectator, Apr/14

2010 ~ 90 Points. "At a time when Bordeaux prices are high (when are they not, really?) and many California wineries are dealing with a challenging vintage, here's a go-to wine for lovers of red blends. Cabernet Sauvignon comprises just over half of the cuvee, joined by progressively smaller portions of Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Opaque reddish purple in hue, the wine's refined nose offers impressions of polished leather and mint. Medium-bodied and supple in the mouth, with a thread of acidity that provides a juicy mouthfeel and finish. Echoes of the wine's solid core of currant and berry fruit are joined by a lasting impression of pleasant Cabernet herbaceousness. A complex and tasty wine at a bargain price. Value Vino." - WineLines, ND

2009 ~ 90 Points. "Notes of cocoa and oak derived spice add depth to the ripe, dark fruit core of this wine. Black berry, cherry and plum flavors abound on the plush palate, framed by firm tannins and a thick supple texture. Gripping plum-skin and cigar box notes linger on the finish." - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, May 2013

2009 ~ 90 Points. "The 2009 Grand Classique is a blend of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot, 16% Malbec, 16% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc aged in new and used barrel for 18 months. It has a lifted bouquet of raspberry and dark plum aromas that needs to develop more complexity. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet, kirsch-tinged entry. The acidity is very well entwined with the bright redcurrant and strawberry fruit that leads to a bright, vibrant finish. Perhaps not a long term Grand Classique, but this is well crafted. Drink now-2017." - erobertparker.com #204, Dec/12

2009 ~ 90 Points. "Arguably one of the best value Bordeaux style blends on liquor store shelves (and yes, you can easily find the Cabernet dominated breakdown), here's a drop that's perfect for pairing with fall inspired stews and serious steaks. Up front red and black fruit with cocoa and mocha notes, with a touch of spice, wrapped in easy tannins." - Tim Pawsey, North Shore News, September 2013

2009 ~ "They only brought in a few cases of this South African Meritage-style bruiser (Cab Sauv 43 percent, Petit Verdot 20 percent, Malbec 16 percent, Merlot 16 percent and Cab Franc 5 percent), so it may be sold out by now, but if you find a bottle somewhere, grab it-or two. It's fantastic: very soft, rich, and on the sweet side, with lots of lovely oak." - Jurgen Gothe, The Georgia Straight, September 2013

2009 ~ Some wines get better with time in an open bottle (or decanter). I'm not talking a few days, but don't be afraid to enjoy a glass of Glen Carlou's dense and rich Grand Classique now - and subsequently leave it on its own overnight. Returning to this classic Bordeaux blend reveals even more smoky, toasty oak, vanilla and sumptuous plum, completed with a balanced finish. It's great with a lamb roast, when the roast is done on a spit over a campfire. - James Nevison, The Province, April 2013

2009 ~ "A new South African blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Franc struck a solid chord with tasters (the bottle was the first to empty) with its smoky, spicy, dusty flavours. It would suit chops, and cutlets, particularly. A solid, satisfying finish all the way." - Jurgen Gothe, Georgia Straight, Dec 2012

2008 ~ 92 Points. "The most recent release is the 2008 Grand Classique, a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec, 14% Merlot, 13% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, and it is the first vintage that has seen 18 rather than 24 months of oak (40% new). The nose is refined and elegant with blackberry, cedar and a touch of cigar box whilst the palate is medium-bodied with harmonious blackberry, wild strawberry and tart red cherries. Understated and very well balanced, this is a succinct expression of South African Cabernet. Drink now-2017." - Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com, August 2011

2008 ~ 91 Points. Editor's Choice, Excellent/Highly Recommended. "This blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec, 14% Merlot, 13% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc offers a minty character that prevails among the intense black plum and berry aromas and flavors. Well-integrated, with a decadent crushed velvet texture and a long oak-kissed finish reminiscent of dark chocolate-covered cherries." - Wine Enthusiast, Aug 1/11

2008 ~ 89 Points. Excellent. "(A five-variety Bordeaux blend based on 52% Cabernet Sauvignon): Deep red. Expressive aromas of boysenberry, cassis, tobacco leaf, woodsmoke, tar and black licorice. Suave and lively on entry, then dense and sweet in the middle, with nicely concentrated, youthful flavors of dark berries, tar and truffle. This rather serious wine relies as much on its acids as on its tannins for structure. I'd give it another few years in the cellar." ~ Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, March April/11

2008 ~ Silver Medal, 4/5 Stars ~ "Very classy intensity with spice, toast, coffee, cloves and liquorice. Powerful, layered stuff, with well managed tannin." - Decanter World Wine Awards 2011

2008 ~ "If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, here's the Cape's highly affordable Bordeaux salute. Cab Sauv, Merlot, Cab Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot tango together with great, approachable-tannin balance and lively, vibrant, red and black fruit wrapped in juicy acidity with spicy mid-palate and lengthy end. The deal. BCLS $19.99." - Tim Pawsey, North Shore News November 27/2011

2006 ~ 90 Points. Exceptional. "This Bordeaux-varietal blend has a particularly intriguing fruit spectrum - brandied cherries and blackberry are immediately apparent, with something almost peachy underneath. The herbal edge of Cabernet shows in a smoked tea note that melds with the savory oak. Drink it now with venison." - Wine & Spirits, Feb/11

2006 ~ Platinum Medal - Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition, September 2010

2005 ~ 90 Points & Smart Buy ~ "A dark, winey version, with solid grip to the macerated black currant, fig sauce and espresso notes that pump through the finish, where a nice hint of iron lingers. Rock-solid." - Wine Spectator, May 31, 2009

2005 ~ Gold Medal - Mundus Vini International Wine Awards 2008

2005 ~ Four Stars! - Platter Guide 2009

2005 ~ Silver Medal - 2009 Michelangelo Awards

2005 ~ "Grand Classique is Bordeaux blend of mostly cabernet sauvignon (41) and merlot (40) with smaller amounts petit verdot, malbec and cabernet franc. Look for deep coloured red with a fine mineral nose dusted with vanilla and some meaty Brettanomyces notes. The entry is round the body dense with cedar and black fruit and liquorice flavours throughout. The finish is slightly dry with elevated acidity poking through. Best with roasted meats. Drink now." - Anthony Gismondi, www.gismondionwine.com, Dec/09

2004 ~ Judges Choice - Wine Access International Value Wine Awards 2008

2004 ~ The Best Buys from South Africa! "Big, creamy, luscious, notes of cigar box and black pepper." - The Globe and Mail, Oct. 31, 2007


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Rich ruby red.

Aroma:
Young black fruits and oak, with traces of pencil shavings

Taste:
Elegantly restrained full body, tautly-structured with polished tannins and integrated acidity. The classic cassis, smoke and dusty spice flavours carry through on the intense, complex finish.

Pairing:
A perfect match with medium-rare roast beef, or other red meats.



Other Info:

Our Grand Classique is a blend of the five noble grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Giving you a good depth of colour, soft, round and showing some nice body. These wines often have great fruit concentration, softer tannins and are long-lived. The Grand Classique varieties are from selected vineyard sites - handpicked, crushed, macerated, fermented and aged in French Oak Barrels separately. This way each variety enhances its character to bring this blend to its best. Aged 18 months in French oak barriques, 40% new and 60% second-fill. Established in 1985, Glen Carlou is situated in the heart of South Africa's scenic Paarl Valley.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon  GOLAN HEIGHTS WINERY  Israel 
Type Varietal Region
Kosher for Passover  Blend-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc  Galilee 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$0.00   PWS View Legend  
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+2133  736040011798  Download Profile
Vintage    
2008     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2008 ~ 90 Points. "Brambly blackberry and forest fruit aromas fill the bouquet, with secondary notes of liquorice, bark and sweet spice lingering in the background. The medium-weight, structured mouth shows more skin-driven black fruit flavours alongside gripping tannins and a solid finish." - Lauren Buzzeo, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, April 2012

2007 ~ Silver Medal & 4/5 Stars. "Concentrated juicy fruit notes with attractive aromatics of cassis fruit. Well made and appealing with refreshing acidity and long length." - Decanter World Wine Awards 2011

Golan Heights Winery earns Prestigious Gran Vinitaly Special Award for "World's Best Wine Producer" at Vinitaly at 2011 Wine Competition in Verona. This award marks a first time ever an Israeli winery receiving a top prize at renowned Vinitaly international competition.

2004 ~ 91 Points. "With its hot days balanced with its cold nights, Galilee is considered by many to be Israel's finest wine-growing region. This wine from the Golan Heights Winery shows why. Match it to lamb kebabs. This wine is Kosher. A lovely wine with a supple, full-bodied texture and generous layers of dark raspberries and black plums. A superb effort from this producer." - Nat Decants, Aug. 29/09

2004 ~ 90 Points. "Rich and refined, showing focused flavors of red plum, berry and spice, with appealing herbal overtones. Has excellent balance and structure, backed up by crisp acidity. Mineral and smoke notes fill the firm finish." - Wine Spectator, Sept. 30/08

2004 ~ Top 100 Wines of 2008 ~ Wine Spectator, Dec. 1/08

2004 ~ "Rich, dark cabernet fruit with plenty of life ahead. Galil Mountain and Golan Heights wineries are the first Israeli wineries to be in Vancouver at the (Vancouver Playhouse) festival in 20 years, and one of the few Eastern Mediterranean producers at the show. Drop by the booth and check out the Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 from Galilee and selected in the Spectator's Top 100 Wines in 2008. This latest Yarden cabernet is relatively firm with peppery, blackberry fruit and smoky, black cherry, black olive fruit flecked with savoury herbaceous notes." - Anthony Gismondi, Vancouver Sun, March 21,2009

2003 ~ "Peppery, cassis, black berry, riparian, leather, tobacco, coffee, cedar and beef aromas. Rich, round, slightly tannic with bright acidity. Smoky, black cherry, cassis, resin, black olive, dill, coffee flavours with an herbaceous note on the finish. Solid." - Wine Access, Aug/Sept 2008

Yarden wines are kosher and kosher for Passover.


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep ruby with garnet highlights.

Aroma:
Ripe dark red and black fruits, layered with notes of earth, spice, chocolate, pipe tobacco and a hint of fresh herb.

Taste:
This rich, complex wine is full-bodied, with concentrated flavor and a satisfying, long finish.

Pairing:
This wine is best paired with very flavorful foods. One good combination would be with lamb short ribs braised in red wine, beef stock and aromatic vegetables.



Other Info:

The winery was founded in 1983 and is located in the small town of Katzrin, high up on the Golan Heights. When the first Yarden wines were launched, they were recognized as Israel's first world-class wines. Since then, the Golan Heights Winery has repeatedly won high recognition at major international wine exhibitions when competing against fine wines from around the world. By combining state-of-the-art technology with traditional vinification techniques, the company has succeeded in firmly placing Israel on the international wine map. The continued success has fully justified the optimism of the winery's creators and clearly illustrates the perfect synergy between vineyard and winery, growers and winemaker, and their mutual search for excellence.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Yarden Mount Hermon Red  GOLAN HEIGHTS WINERY  Israel 
Type Varietal Region
Kosher for Passover  Blend-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc  Galilee 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$0.00   PWS View Legend  
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Vintage    
2011     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2009 ~ "A multi-variety kosher blend, the Mount Hermon Red comes from vineyards in the Golan Heights. It is a very approachable wine with generous fruit. Expect juicy, sweet fruit aromas - cherry, raspberry and blueberry layered with vanilla and mocha, crushed flowers and spicebox. The palate is supple and fresh with similar summer berries, chocolate mocha and fine spice flavours in the mouth. Nicely balanced and very crowd friendly." - Daenna Van Mulligan, The Wine Diva February, 2012

Golan Heights Winery earns Prestigious Gran Vinitaly Special Award for "World's Best Wine Producer" at Vinitaly at 2011 Wine Competition in Verona. This award marks a first time ever an Israeli winery receiving a top prize at renowned Vinitaly international competition.

"The Mount Hermon Red blend is a bargain for its pure, ripe fruit flavors and wild herb accents." - Jordan Mackay, chow.com

2009 ~ "A classic Bordeaux blend that opens up with attractively perfumed ripe red fruits and suggestions of green herb, cinnamon and clove. In the mouth, rounded sweetly ripe berry and plum, fine dry tannins, a splash of smooth milk chocolate lead into a dry, slightly astringent finish." - Sean Wood, Tidings Magazine, Feb/Mar 11


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep ruby.

Aroma:
Displays characters of vivid berry, cherry and plum with nuances of fresh herbs and aromatic spice.

Taste:
A medium-to-full bodied wine with delicate tannins. The finish is long and pleasurable. The wine's accent on ripe fruit and its satisfying flavour and body make it very popular with many as a great everyday drinking wine.

Pairing:
Try this wine with homemade pizza of sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella, anchovies and green olives, sprinkled with a generous portion of minced fresh saga. Will work very well with veal, roast chicken and almost all red meat dishes.



Other Info:

The winery was founded in 1983 and is located in the small town of Katzrin, high up on the Golan Heights. When the first Yarden wines were launched, they were recognized as Israel's first world-class wines. Since then, the Golan Heights Winery has repeatedly won high recognition at major international wine exhibitions when competing against fine wines from around the world. By combining state-of-the-art technology with traditional vinification techniques, the company has succeeded in firmly placing Israel on the international wine map. The continued success has fully justified the optimism of the winery's creators and clearly illustrates the perfect synergy between vineyard and winery, growers and winemaker, and their mutual search for excellence.
Yarden wines are kosher and kosher for Passover.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Crianza  HIJOS DE ANTONIO BARCELO - VINA MAYOR  Spain 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Tempranillo  Ribera del Duero 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$22.07   Private Wine Stores View Legend  
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Vintage    
2007     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2007 ~ 90 Points ~ " Excellent Ribera crianza here. It has a smooth, appealing bouquet of candied berry fruit, which is followed by a rich palate of cassis, black cherry, prune, chocolate and coffee. For the price point this is right on the money; it's ripe but also really good and ready to drink"- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, June/2010

2007 ~ 89 Points. "Medium purple in colour, it sports an inviting nose of Asian spices, incense, lavender, cedar, black cherry, and blackberry. On the palate it is medium-bodied, exhibits good grip and volume, layered spicy fruit, and 1-2 years of aging potential. It is an excellent value that will be at its best from 2012 to 2019." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July/11.

2007 ~ Bronze Medal ~ International Wine Challenge 2011 (U.K.)

2007 ~ Gold Medal - 2010 Selections Mondial du Vin (Canada)

2005 ~ Bronze Medal! ~ International Wine Challenge, May 2009


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep, dark ruby red.

Aroma:
Open and expressive nose of ripe black fruits, balanced by well- integrated oak.

Taste:
Full- bodied and complex, with a seductive ripe tannin style, balanced by fine oak nuances and a multi- layered finish.

Pairing:
Grilled red and white meats and spicy dishes.



Other Info:

Bodegas Via Mayor opened in 1986 in the wake of the birth of the official Denominacin de Origen Ribera del Duero certification. The winery is surrounded by vineyards and completely integrated into the landscape, overlooking the sinuous turns of the Duero River as it passes through Quintanilla de On'simo. Our wonderful location on the highway from Aranda de Duero to Valladolid places us on the "Golden Mile" of the Ribera del Duero winegrowing region. The winery and cellars have joined modern innovations with the tradition of underground bodegas. This area, hidden underneath the winery, is much larger than the building on the surface, due to the rigid concern with keeping temperatures within the ideal 15-16 degrees.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Cabernet Franc  IRONSTONE VINEYARDS  United States 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Cabernet Franc  Lodi County 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$17.95   PWS View Legend  
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+355800  724826021215  Download Profile
Vintage    
     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2006 ~ "Ironstone has done a fine job with the '06 Reserve. It's a light-bodied, elegantly silky wine, with polished cherry and currant flavours touched with a kiss of smoky oak. Drink this dry, balanced Cab Franc soon." - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Jul/09

2006 ~ "Notes of wild strawberry dipped in fresh cream fill the nose of this wine. Throughout the palate, this 2006 Franc is medium-bodied, with a host of red, and black cherry notes, as well as berry pie crust spices. What impressed me about theis Cabernet Franc was the amount of varietal character at $12 price" - Gabesview.com, "The 12 Days of Cabernet Franc", Mar/09

2005 ~ Gold Medal! - Appellation America, Best Appellation Awards, Sierra Foothills, Apr/08

2004 ~ Silver Medal! - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Jan/08

2004 ~ "Really bright fruit (cherry and raspberry) characteristics in this variety that does so well when interpreted by Ironstone." - www.tastecaliforniatravel.com, Apr/07

2003 ~ BEST OF SHOW - Mother Lode Fair Wine Competition, Jul/06

2003 ~ Silver Medal - San Francisco International Wine Competition, Jun/06

2000 ~ Gold Medal! - Best of Class, J. Mead New World International Wine Comp, 2004


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
A vibrant red colour.

Aroma:
Full of aromas of toasted oak, cherry and violet.

Taste:
Flavours of succulent dark cherry and a hint of herb fill the mouth. A medium bodied wine with a finish that is well balanced.

Pairing:
A great accompaniment to dishes like ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil pesto, or fruit BBQ sauces like cherry or raspberry.



Other Info:

Located at 2400 ft. above sea level, these grapes were estate- grown at our Hay Station Ranch vineyard where warm days are cooled by the evening mountain air. This areas unique soil of decomposed granite mixed with volcanic sediment and red clay produce a wonderful mineral component. Grapes have been grown in the Sierra Foothills for 150 years.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Petite Sirah  IRONSTONE VINEYARDS  United States 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Petite Sirah  Lodi County 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$17.95   PWS View Legend  
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Vintage    
     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2008 ~ 3 Stars & Brilliant - Beverage Experts, BevX.com, Nov/09

2007 ~ 93 Points & Gold Medal. "Bright, dense amethyst colour. Bold crispy bacon, black raspberry, and hardwood charcoal aromas follow though on a vibrant entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium-full body with gobs of fruit and a dash of vanilla cream. Tons of character." - Tastings.com, Jun 4/09

2007 ~ Gold Medal - Calaveras County Fair Wine Competition 2009

2007 ~ 3 Stars & Brilliant - Beverage Experts, BevX.com Nov/08

2005 ~ Best Buy - Wine Enthusiast, Sept/07

2005 ~ "Fine example of this variety at an attractive price. Big flavors without the too-big alcohol that too often is the rule these days..." - www.tastecaliforniatravel.com, Apr/07.

2002 ~ Best Buy - Wine Enthusiast, Feb/05


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Rich, dark purple.

Aroma:
Fresh picked berries and ripe plums.

Taste:
Exceptionally full-bodied with a luscious mouth feel loaded with ripe fruit flavours of blackberries, plums and dark cherries with a hint of peppery spice. It has a smooth and lingering finish.

Pairing:
Excellent with stronger meats such as game, beef, lamb, spicy sauces and hearty pasta dishes.



Other Info:

The Kautz Family grows these Petite Sirah grapes in the Mokelumne River sub-appellation of the Lodi AVA. It's a classic Mediterranean climate with an alluvial fan of sandy loam, well-drained soils ideal for growing world-class wine grapes.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Obsession Symphony  IRONSTONE VINEYARDS  United States 
Type Varietal Region
White  Symphony  Calaveras County 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$13.78   MLCC View Legend  
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+820605  724826071227  Download Profile
Vintage    
     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2012 ~ “For fans of Gewürztraminer, Ehrenfelser, or even Riesling or Muscat, this wine is a delicious alternative. I’ve tasted and reviewed several vintages, and I’m pleased that they’ve retained the aromatics while reducing some of the overt sweetness of the 2012 vintage. It has an alluring nose of vanilla musk, star anise, and ripe stone fruits. The tasting panel thought this would pair perfectly with an Alsatian choucroute garnie meal.” – Jurgen Gothe, The Georgia Straight, July 22/14

2012 ~ "This is a wonderfully bright, expressive wine. It is certainly it's own style - very aromatic, zesty, off-dry and fruit driven. So if you want a great summer patio luncheon style look no further. Huge aromas of ginger, lemon, orange, licorice and lavender. It's off-dry and a bit pasty on the finish, but it has good lemony acidity. Excellent length. Reminds me of Argentine torrontes." - David Lawrason, WineAlign.ca, July 2014

2012 ~ "Hard to resist a wine that smells of orange creamsicle, rosewater and lime jujubes. Confidently medium sweet, the Ironstone Obsession is one of the most reliable and consistent of its kind, and never fails to deliver pleasure. Balance is the key, and it never strays from the right blend of Muscat-like fruit and cleansing acidity that helps give it good length. Give it a serious chill and sip away, or pair with incendiary Chinese take-out." ~ DJ Kearney, WineAlign.ca, Sept 2013

2011 ~ 89 Points. "Symphony is an aromatic, muscat-like grape. This repeatedly popular Vintages item moves to the LCBO general list; catching the moscato wave. It has fragrant, pure aromas lavender, ginger, banana and mint. It's medium weight, medium sweet and lightly spritzed with a generous, long finish joined by tangerine and licorice notes. The length is excellent. Chill well; garden sipping and Chinese cuisine." - David Lawrason, Wine Align, August 2012

2011 ~ Gold - BEST OF SHOW California State Fair, June 2012

2011 ~ Silver - New York International Wine Competition, Aug. 2012

2011 ~ "Finally, a lovely white, a little on the sweet side. Symphony is the name of the grape, a fairly recently introduced (1981) cross of muscat of Alexandria and grenache gris. It was developed at the world famous wine school of the University of Calfironia at Davis, and first released by the Sonoma winery Chateau de Baun, a winery that opened in a strip mall in Sonoma (where I first tasted it many years ago). Although it has "met with limited success", according to one of my wine and grape reference books, I've always loved a good Symphony, and Ironstone's has to be one of the best made: sweet but never cloying, full and rich. Perfect with spicy foods and all the salads of summer. It's also the ideal wine with Timbits" - Jurgen Gothe, Georgia Straight, July 4-11, 2013

2010 ~ Category Champion - White Singles Varieties & Killer Value ~ Wine Access 2011
International Value Wine Awards

2010 ~ "Symphony is a cross between muscat of alexandria and grenache gris. A consistent high performer, the lifted floral and tropical aromas of this wine are hard not to like. Quite dry on the palate, the intense flavours of nectarine, mandarin orange, apricot and spice all come together nicely. Drink with Asian or Indian cuisine or perhaps a light salad." - Wine Access Magazine, October 11, 2012

2010 ~ RICH CURRY / CRISP, FRUITY WINE. "The coconut milk and spices of Hong Kong Chicken Curry call out for an intensely aromatic off-dry white. The exotic Californian over-delivers with orange blossom and sweet peach jam chased by a clean, fresh finish. Serve Ice-cold." - Chatelaine Magazine, April/12

2008 ~ 94 Points ~ www.justwinepoints.com, Aug/09

2008 ~ 90 Points ~ 'symphony is the name of a California grape variety produced by crossing Grenache Gris with Muscat of Alexandria. And it really delivers that exotic Muscat character. It has a fragrant orange blossom nose and dry peach flavour - very elegant with good length." Tony Aspler, Tidings Magazine, May/11

2008 ~ Judges' Choice ~ Wine Access Value Wine Awards 2010

2008 ~ Featured in "The Wine Guy: Bargain Wines are fit for Holiday Celebrating" by Rich Mauro, Gazett.com, Nov/09

2007 ~ DOUBLE GOLD! ~ Best White of Show! ~ Calaveras County Fair Wine Show, Apr/08

2007 ~ DOUBLE GOLD! ~ Lodi International Wine Awards, March 2008

2007 ~ Silver Medal ~ New World International Wine Competition, Apr/08

2007 ~ Judge's Choice! ~ International Value Wine Awards, 2008

2007 ~ 89 Points & Best Value White Wine ~ "Lovely, aromatic with rose petal and lychee. Terrific acidity with gorgeous floral notes: white daisies in a wide open field." - Nat Decants, www.nataliemaclean.com, Sept/09

2007 ~ Best Buy - Wine Enthusiast, Oct/08

2007 ~ 4 out of 5 Stars. - Winecurrent.com, Apr/09

2007 ~ "Summery citrus and floral notes make this breezy white - whose off-dry tropical-fruit flavours flirt with spice - a perfect patio sipper." ~ Chatelaine Magazine, Aug/09

2007 ~ "This pale, straw-coloured wine is a very good buy. Derived at the University of California at Davis by crossing Muscat of Alexandria with Grenache Gris. Noticeably floral aroma and palate, crisp with fruit reminiscent of classic Gewurztraminer. A great pairing with Asian dishes, ginger chicken, beef, light cheeses and fresh fruit trays." ~ Nick Lees, The Edmonton Journal, Feb/09

2006 ~ 90 Points! Best Value White Wine! "The latest vintage of Ironstone's popular Obsession is as fragrant as ever, soft and round with a touch of sweetness. My note: One of my favorites year after year. An exotic wine with aromas of rose petals, lychee and lime. Pair with: spicy Asian dishes." - Natalie MacLean, Nats Decants, Apr 22/08

2006 ~ Silver Medal! ~ New World International Wine Competition, Apr/08

2006 ~ "This one has been a big personal fave since it first showed up here a few vintages back. If you love Gewurztraminer, take a taste here: the Symphony grapeis a cross of Muscat of Alexandria and grenache gris, developed in California a few decades ago. Here's a hugely aromatic wine, redolent of ripe peaches and sweet summer herbs, ideal for spicy dishes....and a very good value. Huge fruit covers the tongue and reveals an appealing underlying tartness, with a rich and satisfying finish. A fine everyday wine. Jurgen Gothe - The Georgia Straight - Feb/09

2006 ~ "A good, extremely drinkable all-rounder. The wine has wonderful, youthful, floral aromas and is loaded with fruit flavours. It finishes crisp and clean with hints of apricots and pineapples. Serve chilled as a patio sipper. It's also a good pairing with Asian dishes, especially Thai curry and spicy Chinese fare." - Journal Bistro, June 18/08

2006 ~ "Ok, another Bargain. Symphony is a unique Californian cross of White Grenache and Muscat of Alexandria, the latter dominating the character here. Obsession (a generic California appellation, by the way) is a terrific summer aperitif, styled off dry, with an explosive floral smell and fresh green grape and banana flavours." - Hamilton Spectator, Apr/08

Consultant's Choice: ~ "Aroma and taste, this wine has it! Beautiful, youthful fragrances and delicate white fruit armas on the nose and on the palate. The finish is long and lingering. One sip and you'll love it! Not just for after dinner, but also excellent with spicy, fried foods." - BCLDB Product Consultant Laureen Sikora, Matters of Taste, Fall 2007

2005 ~ Gold medal ~ People's Choice (Best White Wine) - Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival, 2006

2005 ~ Gold Medal! ~ San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Jan/06

2005 ~ GOLD MEDAL! Best in Show in Dessert Wines ~ Orange County Fair Wine Competition June/06

2005 ~ Judges Choice! ~ International Value Wine Awards, Wine Access, 2007

2005 ~ Judges Choice! USA Category ~ International Value Wine Awards, Wine Access, 2007

2005 ~ Silver Medal ~ Indy Fair Wine Competition, July 2006

2005 ~ Top 50! Under $15 Category ~ International Value Wine Awards, Wine Access, 2007

2005 ~ Most Fun White Wine of the Year 2006 : Tom Simoneau - The Wine Guy, Wines of the Year, Jan 2, 2007

2005 ~ Bargain Bin. "...Velvety and intensely fruity, its sweetness is a brilliant foil to spicy food." - Wine Adventure Magazine, Jul-Aug/06

2005 ~ "GOOD VALUE" Wine & Spirits Magazine, "Values for US$15 or less" June/06 "This is floral and balanced, with plenty of honeysuckle, sweet ginger and lychee."

2004 ~ Gold Medal! ~ Calaveras Wine Competition 2005

2004 ~ "A pleasing cross of muscat d'Alexandria and grenache gris yields a spicy, floral, mineral, peachy wine... reasonably crisp, elegant with a touch of Co2 for life. Serve solo on the patio or pair it up with lightly spiced appetizers." - Wine Access, Aug-Sept/08

2004 ~ "You'll be hard pressed this variety, either in reference books or in stores. The grape is a cross of grenache gris and muscat of Alexandria. This one, from Ironstone, is new to BC and is a lovely, full fruited, naturally sweet tasting wine, along similar lines as the Sovereign Opal but with a bit more spice ought to be on the wine list of every Thai restaurant." - Jurgen Gothe, The Georgia Straight, Dec/07

2004 ~ "Made from a grape cross of muscat d'Alexandria and grenache gris. Big spicy, ginger, floral, mineral, creamsicle, peach nose. Round, fairly dry, crisp, elegant style with a touch of frizzante. Peach, ginger, orange, soapy floral, mineral, passion fruit flavours. Lots of fun to drink. Try with Asian food or with fruit." - Anthony Gismondi, Feb/07 and Wine Access, April-May/07

2003 ~ Double Gold Medal! ~ Best of Class, San Francisco International Wine Comp, 2004


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Pale straw yellow.

Aroma:
Seductively floral aromatics.

Taste:
Extremely drinkable, this lusciously brilliant off-dry wine is full of fruit flavours, finishing crisp and clean. A perfect patio sipper.

Pairing:
Obsession is an ideal complement to many types of cuisine especially those that are spicy. Exceptional with Pad Thai ~ cools the hot curry found in Indian cuisine. Asian dishes are also well suited to Obsession. Also a great choice with grilled fruit.



Other Info:

The Kautz Family has the most significant plantings of this unique grape variety in the Lodi and Sierra Foothills. Created at the University of California at Davis in 1948 by Dr. Harold Olmo, Symphony is a cross between Muscat of Alexandria and Grenache Gris that thrives in the mineral-rich soils of these two distinct regions.

Ironstone practices sustainable viticulture; such as planting cover crops to improve soil quality, composting, owl & raptor perches, riparian habit restoration, use of drip irrigation to minimize water use.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Journey's End Cape Doctor Cabernet Sauvignon  JOURNEY'S END  South Africa 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Cabernet Sauvignon  Stellenbosch 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
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2008     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2007 ~ Weekly Wines. "Lovely, ripe blackberries with dark chocolate aromas form the nose, while the palate is of chocolate, violets and cherries. Supple, with juicy tannins, the oak is well integrated giving a finely balanced feel." - Decanter Magazine, September 2013




Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep ruby red.

Aroma:
Earthy nose with cedar, cassis and violets backed by some lead pencils and fennel.

Taste:
The succulent, smooth palate is elegantly refined, the oak harmoniously integrated.

Pairing:
A perfect match with medium-rare roast beef, or other red meats.



Other Info:

Aptly named after the 'Cape Doctor'- The Cape's South Easterly wind - this wine has benefited from cool coastal breezes which are clearly reflected in its delicate yet intense nature. The 'Cape Doctor' is produced only in exceptional years, and is the pinnacle of our red wine making. This 2008 vintage wine is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes carefully nurtured throughout what was a long, dry and healthy ripening period. Very low yielding vines were hand picked at dawn and then 'cold soaked' for 48 hours. The 'Cape Doctor' is a selection of the very best barrels in our cellar which were subsequently allowed to age for 22 months in French oak barrels before bottling.


Bottles per Case: 6
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Merlot  LEAPING HORSE VINEYARDS  United States 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Merlot  Lodi 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
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Awards & Accolades:

2007 ~ 4 Stars. "It's well balanced with soft tannins, moderating acidity and sports a long spicy, fruity finish." - Vintages Magazine, Nov/09

2007 ~ 3 Stars. "A straightforward and hedonistic wine with lots of charm and it is an incredible value." - Beverage Experts, Jan 12/09

2007 ~ "Plummy great! Imminently quaffable with purple plum goodness and a smooth, full-bodied texture. Terrific party wine." - Natalie McLean Values Dec/09

2005 ~ Best Buy. "So what do you get for the price? A nice little country wine, dry and balanced, with upfront cherry-pie filling and cinnamon spice flavours, and even a touch of smokey oak." - Wine Enthusiast, Jul/07

2005 ~ "Attractive because of its nice balance and depth for the money. Fruit flavours of elderberry and sweet cassis play well against a ripe but firming tannic spine and thoughts of licorice and spice linger in the finish." - Hamilton Spectator, Apr 6/08

2005 ~ "A charming and inexpensive merlot that will be food friendly...Good weight, concentration and length for the money." - Wine Access eReport, Issue #27, Nov-Dec/07

2002 ~ "Soft and plummy with ripe, in your face black fruit. Perfect with grilled meats and maybe even a little spice." - Tim Pawsey, Vancouver Courier, Oct/05

2002 ~ 3 Stars. ~ Dec/04


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep red.

Aroma:
Violet and dark fruit aromas.

Taste:
Pleasant plum, black cherry and a little green olive character creeping into the flavor. Mouth filling yet smooth, Leaping Horse has created an unpretentious wine that can pair with just about anything. It's complex, fresh fruit flavors and smooth finish still make it a favorite for many red wine drinkers.

Pairing:
Try with roast turkey or chicken, grilled blackened salmon, meat sauced pasta dishes, pork, grilled vegetables or a steak salad.



Other Info:

Merlot is the most widely planted grapes in the entire Bordeaux region of France. Because of its soft tannins and luscious fruit, Merlot is a delicious wine that's food-friendly or can be savored by itself.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Shiraz  LEAPING HORSE VINEYARDS  United States 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Shiraz  Lodi 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
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Awards & Accolades:

2007 ~ Best Buy - Wine Enthusiast, May/09




Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep red

Aroma:
Black currant

Taste:
Spicy undertones; rich, sensual finish

Pairing:
Grilled pork spareribs, avocado chipotle burgers and BBQ chicken wings



Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Chardonnay  LEAPING HORSE VINEYARDS  United States 
Type Varietal Region
White  Chardonnay  Lodi 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$23.45   PWS View Legend  
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Awards & Accolades:

2011 ~ Best Buy - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, September 2014




Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Pale golden yellow.

Aroma:
Fragrant with aromas of tropical fruits.

Taste:
Medium bodied with delicious flavours of granny Smith apples, and peaches and a clean finish. Very lightly oaked.

Pairing:
Pair with green or pasta salads, grilled or poached white fresh fish or shellfish, and roasted chicken infused with herbs.



Bottles per Case: 6
Bottle Size: 1500ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Chardonnay  LEAPING HORSE VINEYARDS  United States 
Type Varietal Region
White  Chardonnay  Lodi 
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Awards & Accolades:

2011 ~ Best Buy - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, September 2014




Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Pale golden yellow.

Aroma:
Fragrant with aromas of tropical fruits.

Taste:
Medium bodied with delicious flavours of granny Smith apples, and peaches and a clean finish. Very lightly oaked.

Pairing:
Pair with green or pasta salads, grilled or poached white fresh fish or shellfish, and roasted chicken infused with herbs.



Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Cabernet Sauvignon  LEAPING HORSE VINEYARDS  United States 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Cabernet Sauvignon  Lodi 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
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Awards & Accolades:

2007 ~ 91 Points. - Justwinepoints.com Feb 11/09

2007 ~ BEST BUY! - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Jul/09

2007 ~ 3 Stars "Brilliant" - Beverage Experts, Feb 23/09


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep red-purple.

Taste:
Black currant, cherry, blackberry, fresh mint and oak.

Pairing:
Yankee pot roast, pork chili, meatball sandwich on sourdough.



Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Cote de Provence Rose Les Quatre Tours Classique  LES QUATRE TOURS  France 
Type Varietal Region
Rose  Blend-Granache-Syrah-Cinsault  Provence 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$11.13   MLCC View Legend Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence 
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Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Brilliant, pink salmon colour.

Aroma:
Fresh and delicate nose, with fruity notes (grapefruit, green apple, and red fruits)

Taste:
Well balanced taste with a good crispness. Fruity with strawberry and blackcurrant notes. Crisp finish with lemon notes. Good presence which stands up well to rich dishes.

Pairing:
A refreshing aperitif. Good with salads or starters, cooked and cured meats. Perfect with white meats, grilled meats or cooked ham. Goes well with cold or grilled fish



Other Info:

Cotes de Provence is a wide area covering the Cote d'Azur, the French Riviera, from Marseille to Nice. Soils, grapes and techniques may differ but one thing remains the same: the sun. Provence covers some 20,000 hectares on soils of Siliceous (Silica) and Limestone. Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvedre and Syrah represent the most common grape varieties planted. Half of all Rose wine made in France comes from Provence and 80% of all the wine produced in Provence is Rose.

Les Quatre Tours farm 270 hectares of vineyards divided between the A.O.C and the local wines. Grapes are harvested at night to preserve their freshness and aromas, varietals include GRENACHE, SYRAH, CABERNET SAUVIGNON and CINSAULT, which are used in the production of A.O.C. reds and ros's.

Grapes are harvested at night to preserve their freshness and aromas, with harvest dates varying depending on the grape variety (Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault). The combination of low pressure pressing, cold fermentation and a few weeks on fine lees add to the texture and delicate balance of this wine.



Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Beaujolais-Villages Combe aux Jacques  MAISON LOUIS JADOT  France 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Gamay  Burgundy 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
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Awards & Accolades:

2011 ~ Barb's Cellar Picks - Tour de France. - Barbara Philip, CBC.ca, June 18, 2013

2010 ~ WINE OF THE WEEK - "While there are some stars out there, sadly my experience is that given the high prices (often in the $40 range) they attract in Canada, I'd rather spend my money elsewhere like two bottles of this exquisite bottle from Jadot. It's a category down from Cru, Beaujolais Villages, but who cares when you get this fresh, balanced wine with floral and strawberry notes." - Neal McLennan, Western Living Magazine, May 28, 2013

2010 ~ GOLD MEDAL - International Wine Challenge 2011

2010 ~ #50 of Top 100 Best Buys 2012. "A wine that combines richness with sweet cherry flavours and a firm tannic edge. Acidity and ripeness have produced a structured, food-friendly wine." - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, November 2012

2009 ~ Parker's Wine Bargains: "Brimming with black fruits tinged with citrus zest, bitter hints of fruit pit ... It offers consistently clean, refreshing and genuinely energetic display of Gamay-granite synergies." - Robert Parker's World's Best Wine Values Under $25

2009 ~ 90 Points. "A beautiful, soft, floral and charming cherry and strawberry nose, with some intensity that reflects the outstanding 2009 vintage. The palate is silky, smooth, full of flavour and perfectly balanced, with complexity provided by clove, orange zest and mineral notes to support the delicious red fruits." - Wine Access Apr/11

2009 ~ "Does a wine's vintage matter" The condensed answer is that great winemakers can make good wine any year, but it's easier to make good wine given a great vintage. Well 2009 was considered a phenomenal year for Beaujolais. The 2009 Beaujolais are now on our shelves, and it's worth tasting through them. Jadot's Beaujolais-Villages is widely available and a great place to start. It's the sort of wine that can be drunk all night long: bright cherry fruit melds with wet stone and leads to punchy intensity and impeccable balance, all at a reasonable 13% ABV." - James Nevison, "Had a Glass, Top 100 Wines Under $20 for 2012"

2009 ~ "Up-front cherry candy, fresh-crushed grapes, strawberry, and a hint of white pepper on the nose bring more character than your average Beaujolais. Sure enough, there's light black-tea-like tannin and a peppery note to the red berry flavours on the medium-bodied palate. Chill this down for 15 minutes and taste how this changes as it warms up. Try with a mushroom risotto." - Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson The Winnipeg Free Press, January 2012

2009 ~ "Smoky, juicy, plummy Gamay fruit. Serve this with chicken kebabs." - Anthony Gismondi, The Vancouver Sun November 26/2011

2008 ~ 90 Points. "This fresh, delicate Gamay has aromas of wild strawberries and violets, cigarbox, woodsy notes and sweet spice with a peppery core. The palate is juicy with red cherries and mixed forest berries, cedar and fine spice. It is light-bodied and silky with a firm finish and powdery tannins." - Daenna Van Mulligen, Winescores.ca, Jan. 12/10

2008 ~ Winner, Light Red Wine Category - Vancouver Magazine Wine Awards 2011

2008 ~ Wines to Try ~ "Among the many recognizable Burgundy labels, few are as reliable, consistent and outstanding as Maison Louis Jadot." - John Szabo MS, Wine Access, Apr/10

2008 ~ 3 out of 4 stars. "Perhaps best known for its expansive stable of red and white wines from Burgundy's more famous appellations, Jadot's Beaujolais portfolio is not to be missed. The latest vintage of its Beaujolais Villages made from 100 percent Gamay, showcases the pleasant fruity aspect of this grape with a bit more richness and substance than one might expect. This medium-bodied, dry red wine boasts lovely concentration of fruit, suggesting dark Cherry with some plum and supple texture." - Wine Buyers Guide, Vines Magazine, Dec/10

2008 ~ "A delightful Beaujolais with bright, happy notes of dancing cherries and tart field berries. Good grip and balance. Medium-bodied and imminently quaffable. Perfect for movie night. Food matches: pheasant, sporting fresh, cherry flavours, black peppers." - Nat Decants, Feb/10

2008 ~ "Gamay is the grape of Beaujolais and few do it better than Jadot. Not known for its bargain basement prices, Louis Jadot produces a mind-boggling selection of red and white Burgundy but at a recent tasting with a bevy of heavy hitters from the Cote d'Or, this tasty little fruit bomb from Beaujolais stood out for its lush fruit flavours and penny-pinching price tag. Bright cherry, black pepper and barnyard aromas carry through the palate, medium bodied with some power and a blush of soft tannins. Impeccably made and very juicy!" - Larry Arnold, Eat Magazine, Jan-Feb/10

2007 ~ "Get it while it's young: Beaujolais by the batch: This stands out. This is as stylish and elegant as Beaujolais-Villages gets - subtle and soft but still rich with fruit. Best of the bunch this time out, it would enhance some planked salmon or blackened snapper with salsa, pasta puttanesca (it has the gumption to handle strong, spicy food), or designer pizza. Good one. A satisfying conclusion to a fun tasting of those good old fun wines." - Jurgen Gothe, The Georgia Straight, Jun 18/09

2007 ~ "The antidote to Beaujolais Nouveau. Deeply coloured ruby-purple with a peppery, cherry nose. Light and fruity with cherry and cranberry flavours; easy-drinking and chillable." - Tidings, Feb-Mar/09

2006 ~ Judges' Choice - International Value Wine Awards, 2008

2006 ~ "Wine of the Week: The new vintage gushes gamay charm, and yes, elegance. Lovely sweet aroma black cherry-raspberry fruit in fresh cream with gentle pepper and underbrush/berry patch nuances. Medium bodied, rounded and fruity with a tart juiciness on the finish. Very good length. The 2006 should be arriving anytime. If you see the 2005 on the shelf grab it anyway'slightly bigger, drinking very well." - David Lawrason, Toronto Life Wine and Food for July 24/07

2005 ~ "Largest selling red at (LCBO) Vintages and still climbing. Classy gamay with lavender, raspberry and underbrush scents. Medium bodied and fleshy, with tart juiciness. Very good length. Chill a bit." - Wine Access, Oct/06

2005 ~ 4 Stars ~ "Largest selling red at LCBO Vintages and still climbing. A classy gamay with lavender, raspberry and underbrush scents. Medium bodied and fleshy, with tart juiciness. Very good length. Chill a bit." - David Lawrason, Toronto Life on line; Dec 14/06

2004 ~ "Genuine Gamay." - Kenji Hodgson, The Province, Nov/05

2003 ~ Finalist! Light Red Category - Vancouver Magazine, Jan-Feb/06

2003 ~ "Open black cherry jam nose with meaty, floral, licorice notes. Ripe, round and dry on entry with fairly supple and light tannins. Black cherry and rhubarb exemplify Beaujolais from a warm vintage." - Anthony Gismondi, The Vancouver Sun, Apr 15/06


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep red.

Aroma:
Blueberry, grape, black cherry and plum.

Taste:
Dry, medium bodied, and easy to drink with fresh acidity and a fruit-filled finish.

Pairing:
Serve cool. The perfect foil to charcuterie and rich pates. Also delicious with salmon and vegetarian dishes.



Other Info:

The grapes for this wine comes from the Rhone and Saene et Loire region (Lantigne, Lancie and Regniee), where the best Beaujolais Villages are located. Soils are mainly made of clay and calcareous with granite. Amongst the 22,000 hectares (55,000 acres) of vineyards planted in the Beaujolais region, approximately 6,000 hectares (15,000 acres) use the "Beaujolais Villages" AOC, which is the intermediary appellation between the Beaujolais and the 10 Crus.
This Beaujolais Villages is intended to be drunk young and fresh, and can be kept for two to three years.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Bourgogne Pinot Noir  MAISON LOUIS JADOT  France 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Pinot Noir  Burgundy 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
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2010     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2009 ~ "A lean style, based more on spice and dried flower notes than fresh fruit. Attractive and elegant, if a tad dry on the finish. Drink now through 2015." - The Wine Spectactor, June 30/12

2009 ~ "Earth, cherry skins, raspberry candy and light mushroom notes are decidedly Old World in style in this entry-level bottling from one of Burgundy's larger producers. It is a light-plus-bodied pinot that delivers cherry, plum and earthy notes. This has light tannins and some decent viscosity and would be a lovely pairing to some medium cheese or a duck dish." - Wine Access Magazine, September 27/12

2008 ~ "With supple earth and cherry notes, this is a straightforward, well-made Pinot at a reasonable price." - Wine Guide 2012, Food & Wine Magazine 2012

2007 ~ "This 2007 Bourgogne releases very pretty aromas of sweet cherry, vibrant raspberry and pristine mountain stream with cedar and forest floor. The entry is juicy - tart red fruit leads the way followed by cigarbox and fine spice with composty, leafy, notes and white pepper on the finish" - Daenna van Mulligen, Vines Magazine, Feb-Mar/10

2005 ~ "4 Stars! Quite fruity in character, full in body and well-balanced, with floral berry-like aromas/flavors. Medium long finish. Excellent." - Restaurant Wine, Nov/07

2005 ~ "Red Wine of the Week" - Daily News, Los Angeles, Jul/07

2004 ~ "Across the board, Jadot is one of Burgundy's most consistent producers! Soft and fruity with attractive cherry and spice flavours with a dusting of fine tannins keeping it all together." - Larry Arnold, Eat Magazine, Mar-Apr/07

2001 ~ 3 Stars, Recommended - Spirit Journal, September 2004Vintage 2000 - 4 Stars: "Evolving secondary aromas with an underlying earthiness, this is ripe and full, yet delicate and weighty. Substantial tannins and juicy fruit." - Decanter, Aug/03


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Clear medium ruby in its youth then garnet after several years in bottle.

Aroma:
The typical, fragrant varietal bouquet is complemented by a deliciously lingering finish.

Taste:
It is harmonious and balanced, with a plump fruitiness and silky texture offset by round, gentle tannins in a wine of medium body and elegant structure

Pairing:
With this wine, you can enjoy grilled or boiled red meats, roasts, mild game, soft cheeses like Camembert and Brie.



Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Moulin-a-Vent Chateau des Jacques  MAISON LOUIS JADOT  France 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Gamay  Burgundy 
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2007     
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Awards & Accolades:

2010 ~ "This serious, full-bodied, complex red is made with 100% Gamay grapes grown in the prestigious Château des Jacques vineyards' granite soil in the village of Moulin-à-Vent in the Burgundian region of Beaujolais. It delivers ripe berries on the nose with a whiff of spice and earth, followed by firm, chewy tannins on the palate with a long, lingering finish. Lay down for 8-10 years and prepare for a delightful surprise. Best served with hearty dishes and roasts." - Natalie Maclean, Five Fascinating Wines, Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014

2009 ~ 91-92 Points. "Smells of black and red raspberry, with heliotrope and lily overtones. With a striking and surprising sense of seamless oily-richness to its sweetly, exuberantly berry-brimmed palate impression, this reveals satisfying low-toned salted meat stock character that persists all the way through a lingering, lip-smacking finish. I suspect this already exceptional value will gain detail and finesse and be worth following for 4-6 years." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Aug/10

2009 ~ 90 Points & Smart Buy. "Graphite and vanilla aromas mix with the pure raspberry coulis, fig and ripe cherry fruit in this bright, lively red. There's a sublayer of smoke and iron notes, with a lightly chewy finish." - Wine Spectator, Dec/10

2009 ~ Top 100 Wines for 2010 (#94) - Wine Spectator, Dec/10

2009 ~ "But there are a growing number of drinkers who are warming to the grape's unique charms. Chief among these are sommeliers who seem en masse obsessed with Cru Beaujolais. They love how the grape works wonders with food and, at its highest level, approximates a mid-level Burgundy, Beaujolais?s privileged northern neighbour, at a quarter of the price. Louis Jadot, the famed Burgundy producer, is also one of the best, most consistent major producers of Beaujolais out there, and his 1. 2009 Moulin-A-Vent Chateau des Jacques ($40) shows the grape at its highest calling (and Villages Combe aux Jacques [$20] at its best value)." - Western Living Magazine, October 2013

Parker's Wine Bargains: "This dense, structured blend from numerous sites displays bright raspberry and pomegranate fruit." - Robert Parker's World's Best Wine Values Under $25 (2009)

2006 ~ 89 Points. "Its bright raspberry and pomegranate fruit gradually parts to reveal a deep marrow-like meatiness typical not just for Jadot's but for other of the best renditions of this appellation. An aura of resinous oak and (for Beaujolais) unexpected tannin clings to the sappy, bright fruit and a saline streak in the finish adds to the refreshment that is doled out even as this wine stakes its claim to seriousness." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Aug/08

2005 ~ 91 Points & Top 100 Wines of the Year. "Dark and smoky, with toast and vanilla notes leading the way for velvety-textured blackberry fruit followed by notes of cocoa, dark licorice and mineral on the finish. Drinks like a Vosne-Romanee." - Wine Spectator, May 31/07

2003 ~ 99 Points. "The 2003 is truly excellent." - Clive Coates, Wine International Magazine, Sept/05 Top Picks 2003 Beaujolais

2003 ~ 96 Points. "Rich plummy, intense. Some new oak involved in the maturation but the fruit beneath is very good and plummy. Tannins are firm and acidity balances the alcohol well." - Jane Parkinson, Wine International, Sep/05


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep crimson red.

Aroma:
Rich bouquet with a fine perfume.

Taste:
Medium-full bodied and elegant with flavours of ripe red berries, strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mocha and spice with some floral notes.

Pairing:
Enjoy young, slightly chilled with roast turkey, chicken or veal. You will be able to appreciate it with stronger foods after several years of aging accompanying delicate meat dishes as well as most cheeses.



Other Info:

Maison Louis Jadot bought the Chateau des Jacques in 1996. It is situated in Moulin - Vent, between Fleurie and Chenas, and has 27 ha vineyards.
Moulin - Vent wine is referred to as the "king of Beaujolais," and is considered to be the most Burgundian Cru of Beaujolais. It may be enjoyed young or after cellaring for 10 years or more.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques  MAISON LOUIS JADOT  France 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Pinot Noir  Burgundy 
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Awards & Accolades:

2003 ~ 90 Points ~ "Ripe, chocolate aroma, that follows through in flavor, along with plum and oak spice. This needs time to resolve its dense tannins with the fruit. Ripe, fresh finish. Best from 2007 through 2015." ~ Wine Spectator, Feb 28/06
2003 ~ 90-92 Points ~ "Interestingly, this is also quite ripe but not necessarily any more elegant though there is perhaps slightly better depth of material and certainly better overall purity of expression and intensity, especially on the superbly long, firm and punchy backend. While this is not classic in style, there is so much explosive energy and verve that this may very well surprise to the upside with time in bottle." ~ Allan Meadows' Burghound, Apr/05
2003 ~ 92 Points ~ "Earthy, spicy black fruit scents. Highly structured and deep, this medium to full-bodied wine offers complex flavors of stony black fruits, fresh earth, blackberries and dark cherries. Coats the palate, lingering for 45 seconds or more." ~ The Wine Advocate, Issue 53, Aug/05




Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep red colour.

Aroma:
Aromas and seductive notes of tobacco and spice.

Taste:
This superb premier cru is the most intense of Gevrey, with silky, dense black cherry and raspberry fruit flavors, ending in a refined, complex finish.

Pairing:
Pairs well with strong-tasting food: leg of mutton, boeuf bourguignon, game pates, strong cheeses.



Other Info:

Gevrey-Chambertin is the northernmost of the great communes of the C?te de Nuits; it covers 1,315.75 acres and produces an average 16,411 hectolitres (182,351 cases) of wine annually, all of which is red. There are 26 premiers crus in Gevrey occupying a total of 211 acres, and eight grands crus lying on a contiguous strip of 215 acres. The remaining 889 acres, 125 of which lie in the adjoining commune of Brochon, produce the village wines of Gevrey-Chambertin.
Half of the premiers crus of Gevrey-Chambertin lie scattered around the perimeter of the grands crus; the other half occupy a steep, southeast-facing slope to the north, and are superior to the former by virtue of their exposition and calcareous clay soils. The Clos Saint-Jacques, a 17-acre vineyard in the center of the slope, is generally considered to be one of the two finest premiers crus of Gevrey.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Beaujolais-Villages  MAISON LOUIS JADOT  France 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Gamay  Burgundy 
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Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2010 ~ #50 Top 100 Best Buys 2012. "A wine that combines richness with sweet cherry flavors and a firm tannic edge. Acidity and ripeness have produced a structured, food-friendly wine." - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, November 2012

2009 ~ "An excellent vintage gave this basic wine depth and richness." - Wine Guide 2012, Food & Wine Magazine 2012.

2008 ~ Wines to Try ~ "Among the many recognizable Burgundy labels, few are as reliable, consistent and outstanding as Maison Louis Jadot." ~ John Szabo MS, Wine Access, Apr/10

2008 ~ 88 Points ~ "A delightful Beaujolais with bright, happy notes of dancing cherries and tart field berries. Good grip and balance. Medium-bodied and imminently quaffable. Perfect for movie night. Food matches: pheasant, sporting fresh, cherry flavours, black peppers." ~ Nat Decants, Feb/10


2009 ~ "Jadot Successfully works both sides of the Burgundy and Beaujolais divide, producing memorable Pinot Noirs as well as stunning Gamays like this one. There's a floral element that takes the concentrated and succulent red fruit character to a whole new level of intensity and enjoyment. Spicy and cedar flavours have a similar effect on the palate. Offering outstanding quality for the price this vintage promises to provide drinking pleasure over the next two to four years."- Vines Magazine, January 2012
2009 ~ "Eight Essentials"- Vines Magazine January 2012
2008 ~ 3 out of 4 stars. "Perhaps best known for its expansive stable of red and white wines from Burgundy's more famous appellations, Jadot's Beaujolais portfolio is not to be missed. The latest vintage of its Beaujolais Villages made from 100 percent Gamay, showcases the pleasant fruity aspect of this grape with a bit more richness and substance than one might expect. This medium-bodied, dry red wine boasts lovely concentration of fruit, suggesting dark Cherry with some plum and supple texture." - Wine Buyers Guide, Vines Magazine, Dec/10
2008 ~ "Gamay is the grape of Beaujolais and few do it better than Jadot. Not known for its bargain basement prices, Louis Jadot produces a mind-boggling selection of red and white Burgundy but at a recent tasting with a bevy of heavy hitters from the Cote d'Or, this tasty little fruit bomb from Beaujolais stood out for its lush fruit flavours and penny-pinching price tag. Bright cherry, black pepper and barnyard aromas carry through the palate, medium bodied with some power and a blush of soft tannins. Impeccably made and very juicy!" Larry Arnold, Eat Magazine, Jan-Feb/10
2007 ~ "Get it while it's young: Beaujolais by the batch: This stands out. This is as stylish and elegant as Beaujolais-Villages gets - subtle and soft but still rich with fruit. Best of the bunch this time out, it would enhance some planked salmon or blackened snapper with salsa, pasta puttanesca (it has the gumption to handle strong, spicy food), or designer pizza. Good one. A satisfying conclusion to a fun tasting of those good old fun wines." ~ Jurgen Gothe, The Georgia Straight, Jun 18/09

2007 ~ "The antidote to Beaujolais Nouveau. Deeply coloured ruby-purple with a peppery, cherry nose. Light and fruity with cherry and cranberry flavours; easy-drinking and chillable." ~ Tidings, Feb-Mar/09

2006 ~ Judges' Choice ~ International Value Wine Awards, 2008.

2006 ~ Wine of the Week ~ "The new vintage gushes gamay charm, and yes, elegance. Lovely sweet aroma black cherry-raspberry fruit in fresh cream with gentle pepper and underbrush/berry patch nuances. Medium bodied, rounded and fruity with a tart juiciness on the finish. Very good length. The 2006 should be arriving anytime. If you see the 2005 on the shelf grab it anyway'slightly bigger, drinking very well." ~ David Lawrason, Toronto Life Wine and Food for July 24/07

2005 ~ 87 Pts. ~ "Largest selling red at (LCBO) Vintages and still climbing. Classy gamay with lavender, raspberry and underbrush scents. Medium bodied and fleshy, with tart juiciness. Very good length. Chill a bit." - Wine Access, Oct/06

2004 - "Genuine Gamay." - Kenji Hodgson, The Province, Nov/05

2003 - Finalist! Light Red Category - Vancouver Magazine, Jan-Feb/06

2003 - "Open black cherry jam nose with meaty, floral, licorice notes. Ripe, round and dry on entry with fairly supple and light tannins. Black cherry and rhubarb exemplify Beaujolais from a warm vintage." Anthony Gismondi, The Vancouver Sun, Apr 15/06

2002 - 87 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Nov/03


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep red.

Aroma:
Blueberry, grape, black cherry and plum.

Taste:
Dry, medium body, easy-to-drink with fresh acidity. Medium-length fruit-filled finish.

Pairing:
Serve cool. The perfect foil to charcuterie and rich pat?s. Also delicious with salmon and vegetarian dishes.



Other Info:

The grapes for this wine comes from the Rh?ne and Sa?ne et Loire region (Lantign?, Lanci? and R?gni?), where the best Beaujolais Villages are located. Soils are mainly made of clay and calcareous with granite. Amongst the 22,000 hectares (55,000 acres) of vineyards planted in the Beaujolais region, approximately 6,000 hectares (15,000 acres) use the ?Beaujolais Villages? AOC, which is the intermediary appellation between the Beaujolais and the 10 Crus.
This Beaujolais Villages is intended to be drunk young and fresh, and can be kept for two to three years. It is vinified like the wines from this region, with a semi carbonic maceration. It undergoes extended maceration to maximize extraction, and therefore has good structure. It should be served very slightly chilled to protect the delicious aromas of fruit and the delicate freshness that characterize this wine.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Cotes de Nuits Villages Le Vaucrain  MAISON LOUIS JADOT  France 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Pinot Noir  Burgundy 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
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2006     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2009 ~ "This is quite ripe with a moderately somber nose of earthy violet and spice-infused plum aromas that complement the equally reticent, tight and compact medium-bodied flavors that possess fine mid-palate density and very good if not special length. As is its wont, this is relatively rustic yet not so much so that it is uncivilized though it's clear that the tannins are not particularly sophisticated. That said, there really is excellent underlying material and I suspect that this will evolve very successfully while adding both depth and a more refined mouth feel." - Allan Meadows' Burghound, April 2012

2006 ~ "A pretty and ripe if openly rustic red pinot fruit nose replete with underbrush and earth nuances merges into delicious and intense flavors supported by relatively fine tannins and good length. This is really quite good as there is depth and while the rusticity of the nose resurfaces on the finish, overall this delivers solid quality." - Allan Meadows' Burghound, Apr/09

2005 ~ "Charming, easy frivolous fruit on the nose and great flirtatious attack on the palate. A light to medium weight wine with noticeable tannins but should all be in balance for medium term drinking." - JancisRobinson.com, Jan/08


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep red colour.

Aroma:
Ripe fruit aromas.

Taste:
An excellent balance of ripe tannins and elegant yet concentrated fruit result in silky, youthfully approachable wine, which ages quite gracefully over the medium term.

Pairing:
With this wine, you can enjoy grilled or boiled red meats, roasts, mild game, soft cheeses like Camembert and Brie.



Other Info:

The Cote de Nuits is the northern of the two districts of the Cote d'Or, a narrow, eleven-mile ribbon of vineyards stretching from Marsannay, at the outskirts to Dijon, to Corgoloin, which adjoins Ladoix-Serrigny, the first commune of the Cote de Beaune. Its vineyards cover 4,467 acres out of a total classified potential vineyard area of 6,328 acres, or roughly one-third that of the Cote de Beaune. With a few rare and notable exceptions, the Cote de Nuits produces only red wines, among them the majority of Burgundy's red grands crus. As a general rule, the wines of the Cote de Nuits, due to the high content of chalky clay in the soils, are somewhat fuller, earthier, more complex and more tannic wines than those of the Cote de Beaune, but exceptions to this are numerous in the case of grand and premier cru wines.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Bourgogne Chardonnay  MAISON LOUIS JADOT  France 
Type Varietal Region
White  Chardonnay  Burgundy 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
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2011     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2009 ~ 89 Points. "A classic white Burgundy at a great price. Expect baked apple, pear, lemon and herbal complexity, with smoky, toasted almond and oak spice notes from the barrel maturation. it's medium to full-bodied and rich, with sufficient fruit to support the big oak treatment. Very good length. Best 2010 to 2014" - Steve Thurlow, wineaccess.ca, April 21/11

2008 ~ 90 Points. "The big, quality French producer Jadot bottles dozens of offerings from a broad swath of vineyards in Burgundy, all under the same yellow-hued label. This, its most basic white, is a steal. Made entirely from chardonnay, it's medium full-bodied and creamy, with flavours that bring to mind tropical fruit slathered on buttered toast. There's even a hint of classic Burgundian mineral zip on the finish. Very versatile." - Beppi Crosariol, Globe & Mail, Dec. 4/10

2008 ~ 90 Points. "Enchanting aromas of sweet pear compote, minerals and nutty nougat, minerals and a hint of vanilla. The palate is softly rounded with creamy pear, bright lemon, faint toast and spice and very juicy, nutty finish. This is a very pleasing Chardonnay, well-balanced and simply elegant. Pair with creamy nutty pastas, fish or roasted chicken." - Daenna Van Mulligen, winediva.com, Dec/09

2008 ~ 89 Points. "Straw coloured, it offers toasty oak with clove and apple nuances on the nose; medium bodied, well-balanced, dry with great length." - Tony Aspler, Tidings Magazine, Nov/10

2008 ~ "Eight Essentials" - Vines Magazine January 2012

2007 ~ 4 Stars. "Veteran winemaker Jacques Lardiere has excelled over the years at making Maison Louis
Jadot's top bottlings without neglecting the more humble expressions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that come from his cellars. Case in point this elegant and appealing Bourgogne Chardonnay that makes the most of its bright fruit and rich texture." - Christopher Waters, Vines Magazine, Feb-Mar/10

2006 ~ Judges' Choice! - International Value Wine Awards

2005 ~ 90 Points. "The best value white Burgundy in our market is a Vintages Essential... It's slightly buttery, with great lemon minerals notes, and a silky texture. Why spend twice or three times that when this is just as good?" - Gord Stimmell, Toronto Star, Mar 1/08

2005 ~ "The hosannas surrounding Burgundy's 2005 vintage are coming hard and fast. Headlines are boldly claiming it a 'miracle vintage' and breathlessly wondering if it is, in fact, 'the best ever.' ... Look for spicy and toasted oak notes with some apple fruit aroma and flavour. The real success of this wine is its fine balance on the palate, all of the elements (fruit, acidity, oak and texture) work nicely together." - Buyers Guide, Vines Magazine, Winter 2007

2003 ~ "Always a vintage behind, with a longer aged, rich style. Complex, interesting, buttercream cookie, spiced apple, lightly smoky nose. Mid-weight, elegant and firm but not austere, with a long lemon, spice and mineral finish." - Toronto Life on Line, Jan 9/06

2002 ~ "This latest vintage of a popular, elegant white hails from one of the best recent harvests in the Burgundy region of France. Medium-bodied and brimming with pineapple, toffee and mineral flavours, it's silky and beautifully poised, finishing with crisp acidity and a hint of roasted nuts." - Globe & Mail, Beppi Crosariol, Feb/06

2001 ~ 4 Stars. "Classy, with good Cote de Beaune style and good oak. Fine, slighly lemony fruit, with lovely fresh aidity and fine complexity." - Decanter, Aug/04


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Pale straw colour.

Aroma:
Exuberant lemon, honey and green apple with a gentle touch of vanilla.

Taste:
Styled to be fuller in body and structure than most of Jadot's Mconnais wines, it is partially fermented and aged in oak casks to add breadth to the ripe fruit notes. An excellent balance of medium-full fruit and acidity on the palate and a lingering finish.

Pairing:
Perfect with hors d'oeuvres, white meats, poultry, sea fruits, grilled fish and goat cheese. It is best served chilled.



Other Info:

Jadot Chardonnay is vinified and blended exclusively from Chardonnay grapes selected from the production of numerous growers in the Cote Chalonnais, the Cote Mconnais and the Hautes-Cotes de Beaune, with a small proportion of superior village-level wines added in most vintages to improve the finished cuvee. As such, it must legally take the "Bourgogne Blanc" appellation. Styled to be fuller in body and structure than most of Jadot's Mconnais wines, it is partially fermented and aged in oak casks to add breadth to the ripe fruit notes. The lovely, elegant Chardonnay nose, offset by a gentle touch of vanilla, carries into excellent balance of medium-full fruit and acidity on the palate and a lingering finish.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Bourgogne Chardonnay Couvent des Jacobins  MAISON LOUIS JADOT  France 
Type Varietal Region
White  Chardonnay  Burgundy 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
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2009     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2011 ~ "Vintage is key, and I found two vintages of this basic Burgundy... I blind tasted them side by each to see if vintage was obvious. The 2008 was a highly rated vintage for whites, with high acidity and thus expectations of good aging. The 2008 Jadot still has fresh acid, but it shows as a bit thinner and more lemony than the 2011, which is being reported as a "drink young" vintage." - Craig Pinhey, New Brunswick Journal, April 19/13

2010 ~ 89 Points. "This chardonnay has a spicy and rich nose, with apple, matchstick, lemon, vanilla and spice notes all showing through. This Burgundy is partially fermented and aged in oak. In the mouth, oak character leads the way - vanilla, butter and spice elements are prominent before the crisp fruit tones come out. Mid-length in the mouth, the finish closes with spice and a little zing. Goat cheese, poultry and pastas will all work alongside a glass of this chardonnay." - Wine Access Magazine, October 11/12

2010 ~ "This chardonnay has a spicy and rich nose, with apple, matchstick, lemon, vanilla and spice notes all showing through. This Burgundy is partially fermented and aged in oak. In the mouth, oak character leads the way to vanilla, butter and spice elements are prominent before the crisp fruit tones come out. Mid-length in the mouth, the finish closes with spice and a little zing. Goat cheese, poultry and pastas will all work alongside a glass of this chardonnay." - Wine Access Magazine, October 11/12

2008 ~ 90 Points. "Enchanting aromas of sweet pear compote, minerals and nutty nougat, minerals and a hint of vanilla. The palate is softly rounded with creamy pear, bright lemon, faint toast and spice and very juicy, nutty finish. This is a very pleasing Chardonnay, well-balanced and simply elegant. Pair with creamy nutty pastas, fish or roasted chicken." - Daenna Van Mulligen, winediva.com, Dec/09

2008 ~ "Vintage is key, and I found two vintages of this basic Burgundy... I blind tasted them side by each to see if vintage was obvious. The 2008 was a highly rated vintage for whites, with high acidity and thus expectations of good aging. The 2008 Jadot still has fresh acid, but it shows as a bit thinner and more lemony than the 2011, which is being reported as a "drink young"? vintage." - Craig Pinhey, New Brunswick Journal, April 19/13

2007 ~ 4 Stars ~ "Veteran winemaker Jacques Lardiere has excelled over the years at making Maison Louis
Jadot's top bottlings without neglecting the more humble expressions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that come from his cellars. Case in point this elegant and appealing Bourgogne Chardonnay that makes the most of its bright fruit and rich texture." - Christopher Waters, Vines Magazine, Feb-Mar/10

2006 ~ Judges' Choice ~ International Value Wine Awards 2008

2005 ~ 90 Points ~ "The best value white Burgundy in our market is a Vintages Essential... It's slightly buttery, with great lemon minerals notes, and a silky texture. Why spend twice or three times that when this is just as good?" - Gord Stimmell, Toronto Star, Mar 1/08

2005 ~ "The hosannas surrounding Burgundy's 2005 vintage are coming hard and fast. Headlines are boldly claiming it a 'miracle vintage' and breathlessly wondering if it is, in fact, 'the best ever.' ... Look for spicy and toasted oak notes with some apple fruit aroma and flavour. The real success of this wine is its fine balance on the palate, all of the elements (fruit, acidity, oak and texture) work nicely together." - Buyers Guide, Vines Magazine, Winter 2007

2003 ~ "Always a vintage behind, with a longer aged, rich style. Complex, interesting, buttercream cookie, spiced apple, lightly smoky nose. Mid-weight, elegant and firm but not austere, with a long lemon, spice and mineral finish." Toronto Life on Line, Jan 9/06

2002 ~ "This latest vintage of a popular, elegant white hails from one of the best recent harvests in the Burgundy region of France. Medium-bodied and brimming with pineapple, toffee and mineral flavours, it's silky and beautifully poised, finishing with crisp acidity and a hint of roasted nuts." Globe & Mail, Beppi Crosariol, Feb/06

2001 ~ 4 Stars: "Classy, with good Cote de Beaune style and good oak. Fine, slighly lemony fruit, with lovely fresh aidity and fine complexity." - Decanter, August 2005


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Pale straw colour.

Aroma:
Exuberant lemon, honey and white flowers with a gentle touch of vanilla.

Taste:
With fresh honey and white flower aromas, the wine shows elegant, rich white fruit on the palate in a medium-full body with fresh acidity.

Pairing:
Pairs with most white, flaky fish such as Dover sole and halibut, white meat such as pork, and poultry. This wine can be enjoyed immediately or within five years of the vintage. It is best served chilled.



Other Info:

Louis Jadot Chardonnay is vinified and blended from 100% Chardonnay grapes selected from quality wine growers in the Cote Chalonnaise, the Maconnais and the Hautes-Cotes de Beaune. The wine is classified "Bourgogne Blanc" in appellation, but a proportion of superior village-level wines is added in most vintages to optimize the quality of the final blend. Made in a more full-bodied and structured style than most of Jadot's Maconnais wines, the wine is partially fermented and aged on the lees in oak casks to add a rich, round character.

An affordable white Burgundy from the region's foremost producer. A proportion of superior village-level wines is added in most vintages to optimize the quality of the final blend. Partially fermented and aged in oak casks for a rich, round character.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Maconnais Villages Blanc  MAISON LOUIS JADOT  France 
Type Varietal Region
White  Chardonnay  Burgundy 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
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2010     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2009 ~ 88 Points. "Poise is not a word one associates with chardonnay. The world's most popular white grape offers great latitude to the winemaker, who can choose to age it in new oak barrels or old oak or no oak at all, depending on how much vanilla and toastiness is desired. Malolactic fermentation, which softens the wine and gives it a buttery quality, is another option that doesn't work well on most other whites. Unfortunately, many winemakers tweak their chardonnays too much or too little. This entry-level white from an esteemed big producer in the grape's spiritual homeland of Burgundy is medium-bodied and silky, with hints of apple and pineapple and a toasty barrel nuance that never tastes woody or artificially vanilla-like. In a word, it's poised. Not as great as the 2007, but very nice. As versatile a white as you'll find, it's fine for chicken, fish, pork and vegetarian dishes, and pretty fine on its own as well." ~ Beppi Crosariol, Globe and Mail, Mar 4/11




Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Brilliant pale gold.

Aroma:
Delicate varietal aromas, offset by citrus notes.

Taste:
Flavours of apple and melon with a crisp acidic balance ending in a clean, lively finish.

Pairing:
This wine goes very well with a large range of foods including "hors d'oeuvres", fried or grilled fish, sea food, goat's milk cheese, poultry.



Other Info:

The Mcon Villages area is located in the southern part of Burgundy, close to the Beaujolais area. This appellation is the largest of the Mconnais area, covering about 2 500 ha of vineyards and 43 communes. Forty three villages have the right to produce Mcon Blanc Villages. Mcon Villages are only white wines.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Saint-Veran  MAISON LOUIS JADOT  France 
Type Varietal Region
White  Chardonnay  Burgundy 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
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Vintage    
2008     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2006 ~ "The Jadot mission statement is: 'The less we touch it,the better the wine.' and this lovely, pure white Burgundy is exactly what it should be: the very essence of Chardonnay. Elegant and balanced with subtle green apple and mineral flavors, a slightly creamy texture and a soft, clean finish. A delicious alternative to Chablis!" - Larry Arnold, Eat Magazine, Mar-Apr/09

2006 ~ "Quite pale with a lovely floral nose, good weight and vibrant fruit and mineral flavours nicely balanced with a refreshing cut of acidity." - Larry Arnold, Eat Magazine, Jan-Feb/10

2005 ~ Winner! Medium White Category "Serious Burdundy combines floral delicacy and mineral backbone." - Vancouver Magazine, 2008 Wine Awards


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Pale straw-gold.

Aroma:
Subtle wildflower and hazelnut aromas, with hints of spice and toast.

Taste:
A fresh, delicate wine, very dry with silky fruit balanced by a fresh acidity on the palate ending with a crisp, slightly flinty finish.

Pairing:
It is refreshing as an aperitif. It will also be a good partner with hors d'oeuvres, delicately flavoured charcuteries, oysters, fish and snails.



Other Info:

Saint Veran is a small commune in the Maconnais region. To the north are the Pouilly-Fuisse, Pouilly-Loche and Pouilly-Vinzelles appellations. The appellation of Saint-Veran, named after the village of Saint-Verand (once known as "Saint-Veran-des- Vignes"), covers 625 acres in seven villages immediately adjacent to Pouilly-Fuisse: Prisse and Davaye to the north; and Chasselas, Leynes, Chenes and Saint-Amour to the south. The relatively homogeneous soils are composed of extremely stony limestone covered by a thin layer, sometimes only a few inches deep, of cultivable soil.
Jadot Saint Veran is vinified in stainless steel tanks and bottled in spring in order to retain freshness and fruitiness.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Pinot Grigio  MEZZACORONA  Italy 
Type Varietal Region
White  Pinot Grigio  Trentino 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
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Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2013 ~ BEST BUY! “Aromas of green apples, peach and citrus carry over to palate. The juicy flavors are accompanied by lively acidity that makes this wine very food friendly.” – Wine Enthusiast, June 2014BEST BUY - “Aromas of green apples, peach and citrus carry over to palate. The juicy flavors are accompanied by lively acidity that makes this wine very food friendly.” – Wine Enthusiast, June 2014

2012 ~ Wine Pick of the Week. "Fresh aromatic floral nose with flecks of citrus, slate and baked pear. Very clean and attractive on entry with more earthy, pear, mineral, honey,lees flavours. Light and fresh and food friendly. Try this with buttered clams or simply prepared and grilled fish dishes. Ready to drink." - Anthony Gismondi, The Vancouver Sun, September 2013

2012 ~ 89 Points. "Clean fresh pear, clover blossoms and yellow apple aromas precede slightly spicy pear skin, peach and lime squeezings with just a hint of shaved almonds. Crisp and lively." - Gord Stimmell, The Toronto Star, May 2013

2011 ~ BEST BUY! "Clean and easy drinking, this is packed with pretty aromas of white peach, tangerine, and almond. It shows a medium structure, with a subtle touch of spice on the finish." - Wine Enthusiast, Aug/12

2011 ~ Wine Diva Budget Bottles 2013

2009 ~ 91 Points, Excellent, Highly Recommended - Ultimate Wine Challenge 2010, Jun/10

2009 ~ 89 Points. "If the 2008 took your breath away, the 2009 will make you swoon. Pure pear, citrus-peel aromas, with mellow flavours of pear, apple and lime squeezings. The finish is absolutely delicious, with poached pear lingering amid gently unfolding sweet notes. On the brink of a 90 rating." - Gord Stimmell, Toronto Star, May/10

2009 ~ Top 100 Best Buys of the Year ~ "The quality-price ratio here is simply unbeatable. Mezzacorona presents a fuller, rounder, more satisfying pinot grigio with ripe aromas of peach, pear and honey. There's a smooth, creamy feel in the mouth." - Wine Enthusiast, Nov/10

Refereshing and surprisingly rich, this Pinot Grigio from Wine Enthusiast Magazine's European Winery of the Year is a super value. Balanced with bright acidity because the grapes come from the cool climate vineyards in Northern Italy's Dolomite mountains, this perpetual Best Buy is a wine to enjoy.

2008 ~ Best Buy "From the crisp, alpine climate of Northern Italy, this fresh Pinot Grigio offers easy aromas of citrus, peach, kiwi and white flowers. The wine delivers the zesty acidity you look for in a food-friendly Italian white." - Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 15/09

2008 ~ Best Value ~ "Apple pie and cream aromas follow through to a full body, with lively acidity and flavorful fruit. There's good intensity and lemony acidity. Drink now." - Wine Spectator, Jul/09

2008 ~ "Fresh and lively is the only way to describe this energetic, medium bodied white from Italy. Lovely stone fruit, pineapple and crisp citrus notes unite in the glass with a creamy, slightly finish on the palate." - Taste Magazine, Spring/10

2012 ~ "Hurray! This one from one of Italy's oldest producers, is more readily found and it's crisp, quite rich, floral and a little lemony, and absolutely delicious. No oak, all fruit, perfect with fish dishes and roast chicken salad with Roquefort dressing. It rewards hearty summer meals, including pasta and margherita pizza." - Jurgen Gothe, www.straight.com, July 10, 2013

2008 ~ "Crisp and crowd-pleasing; pinot grigio is an all-purpose grape with Mezzacorona's interpretation a great mate for sweet, earthy and vegetal flavours." - Peter Rockwell, metronews.ca, Dec/09

2007 ~ Top 20 by the Glass Wines & Top 10 Most Popular Pinot Grigios - Wine & Spirits, April/08

2007 ~ "Pleasant light floral, slate nose with bits of mineral and green apple skin with a touch of earth. Dry, round, fresh palate, with a chalky texture. Mineral, lemon, grapefruit, earthy flavours, with a touch of butter. Fresh, easy-sipping style for lighter seafood dishes." - Anthony Gismondi, Wine Access Magazine, April/May 2009

2007 ~ "A fresh palate with soft, chewy textures and skinny lemon, grapefruit, earthy flavours make this a good match. We like the easy-to-use screwtop too." - Anthony Gismondi, Vancouver Sun, Jan 17/08

2007 ~ "Some Pinot Grigios can be wonderfully refreshing and that's just what we need when a summer thirst strikes. One of the best in this style is Mezzacorona from the Trentino region in the north of Italy. This is home base for Pinot Grigio and where the grape best expresses its zesty, simple-but-good character. I love the zingy mineral freshness - it offers a jolt of refreshment we all crave on a hot day. Mezzacorona packs a ton of energy, comes in a handy screw cap bottle and the '07 vintage is the best ever from this winery. It could become your summer best friend." - Billy Munnelly, Metro News, July 16/08

2007 ~ "The copper-coloured grapes have given a faint pink tinge to the light straw colour. The nose is aromatic and the taste crisp, spiced with pear and floral notes. Over all, quite lively and fresh." - Margaret Swaine, National Post, June 14/08

Value Brands of the Year - Wine & Spirits Magazine, June/07

2005 ~ "Apple and mineral character. Medium-bodied, with lots of dried pineapple and apple character. Medium finish. Drink now." - Wine Spectator, July 31/06

2004 ~ Best Buy - Wine Enthusiast, June/05

2003 ~ Best Values ~ Sante Magazine, May/04


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Pale lemon.

Aroma:
Lively floral, lemon and grapefruit aromas.

Taste:
Medium-bodied with crisp citrus, stone fruit and mineral flavours that carry through a crisp finish of medium-plus length.

Pairing:
A sophisticated aperitif or ideal accompaniment to salads and seafood dishes.



Other Info:

This Pinot Grigio is made exclusively from Mezzacorona vineyards in the Valle dell'Adige, at the foothills of the Dolomites. It undergoes temperature-controlled fermentation at 18-20C, and is made without the use of oak to retain freshness and elegance. Mezzacorona was founded in 1904, making it one of the oldest wine producers in Italy. It vinifies only its own fruit in a state-of-the-art winery to produce wines of character with a freshness and balance that appeals to the modern consumer. Mezzacorona lies among the foothills of the Alps, where a diversity of microclimates and soils provide ideal growing conditions for many grape varieties. It is the biggest wine-production cooperative in the region, representing over 900 growers and 2,700 acres of vines. It farms all its vineyards using a system of integrated farming that respects both the environment and the biological balance of nature.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Pinot Noir  MEZZACORONA  Italy 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Pinot Noir  Trentino 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
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Awards & Accolades:

2012 ~ Best Values. "A ripe core of dried and candied strawberry and cherry fruit is layered with a fresh tang of acidity and accents of smoke, ground anise and red licorice in this creamy red. Drink now through 2017." - Wine Spectator, Mar/13

2009 ~ "So here is an Italian number that is almost too good to be true for this price. You might as well say this Pinot was made to match a turkey dinner. Lively fresh, fragrant aromas of red berries, cranberries and turkey stuffing herbs. Intensely fruity ont he palate with great acidity. So easy to drink. Lots going on in this wine in the flavour department." - Wilf G.K, Wilf's Wine Notes Chrismas Issue 2011

"Mezzacorona European Winery of the Year. Crisp and aromatic with delicate fruit, Mezzacorona wines embody the distinct elegance of the Dolomites. The balanced, modern wines of Mezzacorona are the natural choice for any meal or occasion." - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Feb/10

2007 ~ 89 Points. "Although Pinot Noir from Italy is not a common find, Mezzacorona does well by it, presenting characteristic cherry and rhubarb aromas, herbs and cocoa nibs with some rustic leather and tar undertones. It's light in body with flavours of cherry, cigarbox and fine spice. It's has a smooth, juicy palate with no discernable tannins. Pair this well priced Pinot with a creamy mushroom souffle." - Winescores.ca, Sept/09

2007 ~ Silver Medal & Best Buy - Beverage Testing Institute 2009 World Wine Championship

2007 ~ Silver Medal & Best Buy - World Wine Championships 2009 (Beverage Testing Institute)

2007 ~ "If there is such a thing as pretty good cheap pinot this it. The all-Trentino fruit is sweet on entry with just a hint of earth and cedar bark. Soft round quaffable style perfect for light fare such as any number of pizza toppings." - Anthony Gismondi, www.gismondionwine.com, Dec/09

2007 ~ "Italy is generally not known for their Pinot Noir, but I find the Mezzacorona 2007 Pinot Noir is an excellent price for a well put together Pinot. It is medium bodied with an attractive cigar box, earthy tone. Light cherry and a touch of spice round out this wine. It's well balanced nature would lend itself to salmon and tuna dishes as well as duck or roasted poultry." - John Gerum, West Coast Wine Education (www.wcwed.com), Oct/09


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Garnet red.

Aroma:
Fresh red berry and cranberry enhanced by a touch of herbaceousness.

Taste:
Intense red fruit flavours with a touch of spicy complexity. Balanced acidity and light tannins enhance the silky texture.

Pairing:
Ideal with grilled salmon, roast chicken, turkey and duck.



Other Info:

This Pinot Noir is made exclusively from Mezzacorona vineyards in the hilly areas of Pressando and Faedo. It undergoes temperature-controlled fermentation at approximately 25C, followed by a brief period in oak.
Mezzacorona was founded in 1904, making it one of the oldest wine producers in Italy. It vinifies only its own fruit in a state-of-the-art winery to produce wines of character with a freshness and balance that appeals to the modern consumer.
Mezzacorona lies among the foothills of the Alps, where a diversity of microclimates and soils provide ideal growing conditions for many grape varieties. It is the biggest wine-production cooperative in the region, representing over 900 growers and 2,700 acres of vines. It farms all its vineyards using a system of integrated farming that respects both the environment and the biological balance of nature.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Anterra Pinot Grigio del Veneto  MEZZACORONA  Italy 
Type Varietal Region
White  Pinot Grigio  Trentino 
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Awards & Accolades:

2012 ~ 89 Points. 'Bright and aromatic, with tangy acidity backing a pleasing apple blossom, white peach, stone and ginger flavours. Drink now." - Wine Spectator, April 2014

2010 ~ "Anterra (ancient land in Italian) is a new line (to us) from the big Italian producer. The wine is light and fresh, pallid in the glass but solid in the mouth. Pork or vegetarian stir-fries go well, as do seafood-sauced pasta and potato-garlic-rosemary pizzas. Great with chilled greens or green soups, filled bread, or leftover quiche. Chill it right down and serve in big tumblers." - Jurgen Gothe The Georgia Straight, January 17/2012


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Clear, pale lemon yellow.

Aroma:
Youthful, medium-intense lemon, green apple aromas with some floral notes.

Taste:
Flavours of lemon citrus and crisp green apples; medium body with good balance and a clean finish.

Pairing:
Ideal as an aperitif or with salads, chicken or fish dishes.



Other Info:

Anterra, or ancient land in Italian, refers to the long, rich viticultural history of the Veneto region. Produced by the Mezzacorona winery, Anterra is located in heart of the Dolomites along the Italian Alps. It is the ideal environment to create elegant, vivid and crispy varietal wines.
Vinification occurs in steel tanks at controlled temperature. The steel tanks, casks, barrels and bottling lines are extremely sophisticated and are a symbol of oenological excellence of Mezzacorona.
Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay are dominant in the Dolomites. They are well known for their floral tones, exotic fruit, ripe aromas and silky smoothness on the palate. Mezzacorona is the largest Italian estate producer of these two varietals.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Anterra Merlot del Veneto  MEZZACORONA  Italy 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Merlot  Trentino 
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Awards & Accolades:

NV ~ "Lots of deep flavours, including licorice and espresso. Dry but rich, bright, and fresh. Cheap as borscht (how cheap is borscht, anyway?) and beating most similarly priced Italian reds hands down. Bring out your best rib recipe or pizza toppings; it'll cut the anchovies." - Jurgen Gothe The Georgia Straight, January 17/2012




Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Clear, medium ruby.

Aroma:
Intense, youthful aromas of ripe red berries, sour cherries and plums.

Taste:
Medium bodied, light tannins, and medium plus acidity with flavours of red berries, tart cherries, and plums.

Pairing:
Pairs well with a wide variety of red-sauce pastas, burgers, pizza, pork, and most vegetable dishes.



Other Info:

Anterra, or "ancient land" in Italian, refers to the long, rich viticultural history of the Veneto region. Anterra is produced by the Mezzacorona winery, located in heart of the Dolomites along the Italian Alps. The climate of the Italian Dolomites is characterized by a warm Mediterranean influence from the south and crystal clear sunlight. It is the ideal environment to create elegant and flavourful merlots.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Ars Vitis Riesling QbA  MOSELLAND  Germany 
Type Varietal Region
White  Riesling  Mosel - Saar - Ruwer 
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Awards & Accolades:

2010 ~ 89 Points. "Post card pretty and perfectly Christmasy and man am I shocked it tastes so nice! Aromas of lime and apple spice are pleasing to the nose. The flavours are slightly sweet and soft, with apple and a hint of peach. The finish is semi-dry, with lime and lemon lollipop notes." - Gordon Stimmel, Toronto Star, Dec 21/11

2010 ~ "This is a good dinner Riesling with an appealingly easy 8.5 percent alcohol, meaning it will keep your meal company through to its sweet end. Great balance between fruit, sweetness and acidity. If you're a fan of Riesling, this will appeal to your palate, and the bottle is pretty on the dinner table." - Jurgen Gothe The Georgia Straight, January 26-February 2, 2012

2007 ~ Light White Category Award Winner! "Fresh, juicy, and clean as a whistle." - Vancouver Magazine Wine Awards, 2009

2007 ~ "Forget the overtly marketing- oriented label, this is a straightforward, inexpensive German riesling that shows attractive ripe apple and mineral in the nose. The wine has a good middle palate, and finishes clean and fresh, slightly off-dry and full of natural tasting fruit. A great sipping wine that will do well with spicy food." - Wine Access Magazine, Apr-May/09

2007 ~ "The Ars Vitis Riesling is pale gold, with apple, honey, brown sugar, fresh flowers and lemon candy on the nose. The juicy red apple flavours really come through on the palate, with a nice tart lemon component bringing some acidity. It's a delicious, medium-sweet white that would work with milder Asian dishes, savoury seafood dishes, and lighter Mexican fare that features fruit salsa." - Winnipeg Free Press, Mar 21/09

2006 ~ Judges Choice! - International Value Wine Awards, Wine Access, 2007

2006 ~ Judges Choice! Germany Category - International Value Wine Awards, Wine Access, 2007

2006 ~ "A crowd pleasin' Riesling with plenty of character, this stylish bottle makes a perfect host's gift." - BCLDB Taste Magazine, Summer/08

2006 ~ "Straight-up fruity Mosel riesling with a lick of residual sugar. The palate is fresh with light mineral, citrus, red apple fruit flavours. Perfect for spicy seafood dishes." - Anthony Gismondi, The Vancouver Sun, Apr 5/08


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Brilliant pale lemon.

Aroma:
Pronounced youthful citrus, apple and floral nose.

Taste:
Refreshingly low in alcohol, off-dry balanced by crisp acidity.

Pairing:
Delicious with salads, chicken dishes and Asian cuisine, and ideal on its own as an aperitif.



Other Info:

The artist and winegrower Heinz Ames paints watercolours with wine. The wine he uses is Riesling, which grows on the steep slopes of the Mosel valley. The Mosel valley is also theme of his paintings, which have developed into this unusual "window bottle" package.
Moselland is best known world-wide for maintaining remarkably high standards - not an easy task for a cooperative with more than 5,000 grower members from all areas of the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer wine growing region. In the 20 pressing stations located throughout the region, Moselland takes in and presses about 25% of the region's harvest. The grapes are separated according to variety, location, and quality, then carefully pressed at the station before being transported to their cellars.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Avantgarde Riesling Hochgewachs QbA  MOSELLAND  Germany 
Type Varietal Region
White  Riesling  Mosel - Saar - Ruwer 
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Awards & Accolades:

Judges' Choice ~ Wine Access Value Wine Awards 2007


Tasting Notes:

Aroma:
Fruity bouquet, peach and lemon aromas on the palate.

Taste:
Very crisp and refreshing, with low alcohol and subtle sweetness balanced by typical Riesling acidity.

Pairing:
Great with seafood salads, chicken and Asian dishes, but can also be enjoyed on its own as an easy-drinking summer wine or aperitif.



Other Info:

Moselland is best known world-wide for maintaining remarkably high standards - not an easy task for a cooperative with more than 5,000 grower members from all areas of the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer wine growing region. In the 20 pressing stations located throughout the region, Moselland takes in and presses about 25% of the region's harvest. The grapes are separated according to variety, location, and quality, then carefully pressed at the station before being transported to their cellars.



Bottles per Case: 6
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Dachshund  MOSELLAND  Germany 
Type Varietal Region
White  Riesling  Mosel - Saar - Ruwer 
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Awards & Accolades:

"The wine is full flavoured with both pear and citrus fruit aromas. Stimulating on the palate, as well fresh and fruity it has a nice sweetness balanced with the typical crisp Riesling acidity and a long-lasting finish." - WInemaker's Notes




Tasting Notes:

Pairing:
Light or spicy cuisine such as salads, BBQ'd chicken, and Asian dishes.



Other Info:

2012 ~ Available in MB Spring/14.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Riesling QbA (Red Cat)  MOSELLAND  Germany 
Type Varietal Region
White  Riesling  Rheinhessen 
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Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Pale straw yellow.

Aroma:
Fresh classic Riesling aromas of citrus, white flowers and peach.

Taste:
Crisp, refreshing and straightforward.

Pairing:
Ideal on its own as an aperitif, or served with chicken dishes and salads.



Other Info:

One of the most famous wineries in Germany, Moselland is best known world-wide for maintaining remarkably high standards - not an easy task for a cooperative with more than 5,000 grower members from all areas of the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer wine growing region. In the 20 pressing stations located throughout the region, Moselland takes in and presses about 25% of the region's harvest. The grapes are separated according to variety, location, and quality, then carefully pressed at the station before being transported to their cellars.



Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 500ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Riesling QbA (Green Cat)  MOSELLAND  Germany 
Type Varietal Region
White  Riesling  Rheinhessen 
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Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Light straw yellow colour.

Aroma:
Shows a fine, fruity Riesling bouquet.

Taste:
Crisp, refreshing and straightforward, with well-balanced sweetness.

Pairing:
Serve with salads and chicken dishes; also may be enjoyed on its own as an aperitif.



Other Info:

One of the most famous wineries in Germany, Moselland is best known world-wide for maintaining remarkably high standards - not an easy task for a cooperative with more than 5,000 grower members from all areas of the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer wine growing region. In the 20 pressing stations located throughout the region, Moselland takes in and presses about 25% of the region's harvest. The grapes are separated according to variety, location, and quality, then carefully pressed at the station before being transported to their cellars.
This 100% Riesling, was fermented and stored in stainless steel, temperature controlled tanks and bottled cold sterile.
Qualitatswein or QbA is a German designation, which literally means "quality wine from certain areas", to which sugar may be added. Qualitatswein is carefully regulated and the label always specifies quality of production, the district, the bottlers name and address, and a certificate numbers registered by the local authorities.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 500ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Myrtle Grove Cabernet Sauvignon  MOUNT ROZIER  South Africa 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Cabernet Sauvignon  Stellenbosch 
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Awards & Accolades:

"This newcomer from South Africa is a good-value summertime dinner red. Curious flower-stem astringency in the nose, with lots of herbaceousness, but an agreeable and mellow finish. Another one that's not afraid to entertain an ice cube." - Jurgen Gothe, Straight.com, Jul 16, 2013




Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep ruby.

Aroma:
Aromas of blackberry and cassis.

Taste:
Mouth-filling flavours of blackberry, cassis and some earthy tones.

Pairing:
It will make a delicious accompaniment to red meats, game and cheese.



Other Info:

The 20 hectare farm is situated on the Schapenberg slopes above Somerset West, neighboring Vegelegen. The location with its commanding views, undulating topography, varied soil composition and idyllic micro-climate provides a natural amphitheatre to produce world class single vineyard wines.

At the turn of the 19th century, Annie Rozier, a flower merchant, would come to pick her flowers on the surrounding hills in Stellenbosch. The fertile soils helped her business to flourish and resulted in our historic homestead, which bears her name, being built.

'Myrtle Grove' was the original name of the beautiful, tranquil valley where Annie Rozier built her homestead and tendered her flowers. The Myrtle is an ancient symbol of love and immortality.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Peacock Chardonnay  MOUNT ROZIER  South Africa 
Type Varietal Region
White  Chardonnay  Stellenbosch 
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Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Golden yellow.

Aroma:
Fresh notes of golden apples and citrus fruit.

Taste:
Flavours of golden apple and citrus fruits, leading to a clean crisp finish.

Pairing:
Pair with fish, pasta and white meats.



Other Info:

The 20 hectare farm is situated on the Schapenberg slopes above Somerset West, neighboring Vegelegen. The location with its commanding views, undulating topography, varied soil composition and idyllic micro-climate provides a natural amphitheatre to produce world class single vineyard wines.

'Peacock' Chardonnay bears reference to the incredible birdlife (eagles, owls and peacocks) that we have living happily on our farm. Not only do these birds play an important part in keeping rodents at bay, they also highlight our desire to work closely with nature and to nurture and respect the environment around us.

At the turn of the 19th century, Annie Rozier, a flower merchant, would come to pick her flowers on the surrounding hills in Stellenbosch. The fertile soils helped her business to flourish and resulted in our historic homestead, which bears her name, being built.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
El Bonhomme  NATHALIE BONHOMME  Spain 
Type Varietal Region
Red  50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Monastrell  Valencia 
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Awards & Accolades:

2010 ~ 90 Points, Guia Penin 2012

2009 ~ 90 Points, Guia Penin 2011


Tasting Notes:

Aroma:
This hearty Spanish red offers warm, sunny concentrated dark berry aromas with a hint of spice and wood.

Taste:
Delicious vitality and freshness, medium bodied soft and juicy fruit flavours good acidity and structured with soft tannins.

Pairing:
Roasted or grilled meats and BBQ. Pulled pork, beef brisket, grilled ribeye.



Other Info:

El Bonhomme was created as a new easy concept wine for a younger generation eager to learn and discover the complex world of wine through messages that define our time and youth: travel (viaja), feel (siente) and imagine (imagina).
The new generation wine lover is all about links, communication and contacts. The red button is the link between the three feelings of the El Bonhomme and moreover projects the recycled "vintage" feeling of well being. El Bonhomme is made by Nathalie Bonhomme and Rafael Cambra at the Rafael Cambra Winery in Valencia Province.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
El Petit Bonhomme  NATHALIE BONHOMME  Spain 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Blend-55% Monastrell, 30% Garnacha and 15% Syrah   Jumilla 
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Awards & Accolades:

2012 ~ 89 Points. " A delicious blend of Monastrell, Garnacha and Syrah, that packs a lot of value into each glass. Aromas of vanilla, sun-ripened berries, mocha, saddle leather and baking spices with a hint of mint. The palate follows with raspberry, blueberry, vanilla, sweet spice and mocha on the finish. Nice suppleness, loads of fruit and entirely tasty." - Daenna van Mulligan, www.winescores.com, Jan 2014

2012 ~ "Perfect with grilled meats and BBQ, this wine offers a sweet and rich plumy nose with a hint of toasted oak. A clean and freshly balanced option for the table." - Flavours Magazine, Autumn 2013

2011 ~ "If the big guy in your life has a sense of humor and likes red wine, check out El Petit Bonhomme. "The Little Guy" is a gutsy Spanish red by the way of Montreal sommelier Nathalie Bonhomme. A blend of Monastrell, Garnacha and Syrah grapes grown int he Jumilia region, it's juicy and robust as all get up, with ripe dark fruit and a bold, toasty oak and peppery finish. It's also a great barbeque bottle, particularly when beef or lamb is on the menu." - James Nevison, The Province, June 2013

2011 ~ "Sweet generous aromas, plummy red fruits, full body and soft tannins from a blend of Monastrell, Garnacha and Syrah. The winemaker is Montreal-born Nathalie Bonhomme. Delicious wine, superb value." - Mary Bailey, The Tomato, December 2012

2010 ~ 89 Points. "A blend of monastrell, syrah, and grenache, this is an excellent wine at an everyday price. Loads of pepper and tar on the nose, with blackcurrant, menthol, licorice and a little earthiness. Quite spicy on the palate, with firm tannins and great fruit balance. Good on its own, but it's best iwth ham, barbecue or hard cheese." - Wine Access, Jan/12

2010 ~ Top 25 & 15 under $15. "Montreal's talented Nathlie Bonhomme made this wine at Bodegas Juan Gil-a top fourth generation family company in one of the hottest and harshest regions of Spain. 25 yr old Monastrell vines make up just half the blend, with Garnacha and a dash of Syrah supplying the rest. Generous and lovely, packed with plum fruit, lots of spice and licorice, it's a beautiful baby. Serious wine for the price-and no better demonstration of Spain's value." - Eating & Drinking Guide, Vancouver Magazine 2012

2010 ~ "The brightest and boldest in this lucky red labelling spectrum El Petit Bonhomme (169383) $14.99 has a silvery stick-man that might have brushed onto its bright red label in the 'Fu' style. "Old Vine" Monastrell (aka: Mourvèdre or Mataró) is enriched with fifteen year old Grenache and Syrah and, although Juan Gil is this juicy red's godfather, the winemaker is Canadian-born Nathalie Bonhomme." - Courier-Islander, Feb 1/13

2010 ~ "Montreal-born Nathalie Bonhomme travelled the wine world before settling in Spain and creating this lush and jammy wine. Red berry fruit, licorice and a touch of toasty oak make this a great barbecue wine. Some slow cooked barbecue-sauce-basted ribs would be the perfect partner." - Miles Thacher, Flavours magazine, Summer 2012 issue

2010 ~ "The Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre grapes of Gratitude translate to Garnacha, Syrah and Monastrell in El Petit Bonhomme from Montreal's talented Nathalie Bonhomme. She makes it at Bodegas Juan Gil - a top fourth generation family company in one of the hottest and harshest regions of Spain. With a clever label that plays on her Quebec roots, El Petit (little brother to her El Bonhomme) is generous and lovely, packed with plum fruit, lots of spice and liquorice. It's a serious wine for the price- theres no better demonstration of Spains value." - Christina Burridge, Vancouver Magazine April 2012

2010 ~ "At a few dollars less (quite a few, actually) but no less satisfying, is a delicious newcomer called El Petit Bonhomme ($14.99). Given the name, you might think it's a French wine. You're partly right. Or you may think it's a Spanish wine. You're more partly right. Or that there is a Canadian connection. Check one more: you're all right - and so's the wine. It comes from Spain but it's marketed by a woman from Montreal, Nathalie Bonhomme, who just happens to like working and living, at least some of the time, in Spain, where this lovely, bracing blend of native grapes bears her stamp as well as name.

2010 ~ This very food-friendly Spanish red blends Monastrell with Garnacha and Syrah.
It straddles the line between new world and old with approachability tamed by rusticity.
Aromas of cherries and dark berries, cedar and vanilla with allspice and pipe tobacco lead to a palate of tart red fruit layered with dark, and peppery spices. Nice freshness here with fine tannins." - Daenna Van Mulligen, The Wine Diva, January 2012

2010 ~ "Of course, it makes sense that red wines naturally gravitate to filling the winter warmer role. The majority of red wine undergoes a secondary, smoothing malolactic fermentation- which like a wool blanket for the tongue. El Petit Bonhomme hails from Jumilla in southern Spain, where the Monastrell grape reigns. EPB blends Monastrell with Garnacha and Syrah in a lush, fruity explosion of plum and liquorice with toasty oak and vanilla. Bring on buffalo burgers, or dial up a meat lovers pizza for delivery." - James Nevison The Province Newspaper, January 19/2012

"Spain, where this lovely, bracing blend of native grapes bears her stamp as well as name. It's from the Jumilla region, and a blend of Monastrell, Garnacha, and Syrah. Now, there happen to be quite a few of those blends in town, but there's something about this one that sets it apart from the rest. It's lovely, fragrant, full, and rich, with some sweet touches. With a gentle hit of oak and a big, long finish, it's one of the best meat wines to come down the pike, seguing right into holiday-dinner planning. It's currently a specialty listing at the LDB, with a bright-red label with a black stick figure on it, so it stands out. Totally terrific, especially the price." - Jurgen Gothe, the Georgia Straight, Dec 7, 2011

2010 ~ Belly's Budget Best ~ "If your thinking there's a Canadian connection here, you're right. Montreal born dynamo Nathalie Bonhomme makes this value-priced blend of old vines Monastrell with grenache and Syrah at Juan Gil winery in Spain's Jumilla (pronounced hoo-mee-ya) region. Here's an approachable, gently robust red with plummy notes and a touch of anise and oak that goes well with a fall stew or some decent cheese. The fun package also by Nathalie is another bonus. Give it some time in a big bowl and you'll get suprised at what you can get for $14.99 BCLS." -Tim Pawsey, North Shore News Oct/11

2010 ~ "Recently, we had a chance to sit down and taste the wines of Nathalie Bonhomme, who among her various ambitions is a winemaker, négociant and recently appointed export director for Dominio de Pingus from Spain. The wines from this house are Spain's most highly sought within the world market, with bottles commanding the same prices as first growth Bordeauxs and Grand Cru Burgundies. In her wine making pursuits, Ms. Bonhomme partnered with the team from Bodegas Juan Gil to produce a line called El Bon Homme. We sampled the entry level, screwcap 2010 El Petit Bon Homme which is a blend of Monastrell, Grenache and Syrah from the Jumilla DOC. While the environment we sampled it wasn't conducive to visual assessment, the nose on this wine showed complexity with pepper, freshly cut tomatoes and a core of red and black berry fruit. The palate stayed true to the nose and this wines bright acidity make it an excellent foil to meats, cheeses and other alike delicacies. The finish is warm and soft, with good tannin structure. Overall, the entire presentation is very youthful and approachable done in the Ja Ja style of drink now, don't over think. if you are a fan of Côtes du Rhône examples, this wine will be right in your wheelhouse. Conclusion: For the price, this wine demonstrates broad appeal to a variety of wine consumers. It will intrigue wine geeks who rarely see examples from Jumilla with Grenache as a constituent in the blend. It has fun and sexy packaging (check out the back label) that draws in those looking for something fun and its overall value will appeal to those looking for a new house red wine. We recommend this wine to drink now and would suggest it by bottle or glass pour when it appears on your favorite restaurant list. - YYC Wine, Oct 26, 2011


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Deep and dark ruby.

Aroma:
Sweet & rich plummy generous red fruits on the nose with a hint of toasted oak.

Taste:
Clean and freshly balanced on the palate, full bodied and soft rounded tannins. Long intense spicy and liquorice smooth finish.

Pairing:
Roast or grilled meats, barbeque fare.



Other Info:

This assemblage of 25 yr old Monastrell with the 15 yr old Greanche and Syrah makes it an especially unique Spanish blend. Hand harvested, then fermented at 25 degrees for 10 days followed by the malolactic fermentation in 225L French Oak barrels for the Monastrell and Syrah and in 300L American oak for the Garnacha. Aged 5 months in oak. El Petit Bonhomme is made by Nathalie Bonhomme at the Juan Gill winery in Jumilla in collaboration with owner Miguel Gil. Gil has an established reputation in the region and his own wines consistently receive 90 point ratings from Robert Parker.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
El Petit Bonhomme Blanco  NATHALIE BONHOMME  Spain 
Type Varietal Region
White  Verdejo  DO Rueda 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
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Awards & Accolades:

2012 ~ Summer Sippers under $20. “Verdejo is the grape. Rueda is the region. Why should you care? Because it’s thirst-quenching. It’s also a great match with gazpacho.” – Housewine.ca, July 10, 2014

2012 ~ 3.5/5 "Spanish reds are red-hot right now, and for good reason - they're rustic, well-balanced and are extremely food - and wallet-friendly. But their white counterparts are often overlooked, yet often over-deliver for the price. The El Petit Bonhomme 2012 Blanco (Rueda, Spain, $13.99, Liquor Marts and beyond) is a crisp white wine made from the Verdejo grape. Verdejo brings plenty of ripe citrus notes when made fresh, and the El Petit Bonhomme brims with lively lime and green apple notes while offering additional complexity thanks to a portion of the wine being matured in oak barrels. It's an excellent white wine for most holiday dinners, and an admirable companion to the hugely popular (and equally well-made) red in this line." - Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson, Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 14, 2013

2012 ~ Best Buys in BC & 4.2/5, Rhys Pender MW, WineAlign, Oct 3/13

2012 ~ "Canadian Nathalie Bonhomme continues to impress from spain; this time with a summer sipper made from verdejo. The Blanco is a mix of grassy, nutty, nectarine skin aromas with a slightly softer rounder mix of melon and bruised apple flavours. A ready to drink patio white." - Anthony Gismondi, The Vancouver Sun, July 2013

2012 ~ "After making quite a splash with her fun and fine value red, Montreal sommelier Nathalie Bonhomme expands on her semi-epony-mous El Petit Bonhomme line with another Spanish delight. "The Little Guy" Blanco is from Rueda and features the region's star white grape Verdejo. Almond and apricot pip aromas abound in this engaging approachable wine. It's fresh, fruity and posses an easygoing demeanour that makes for both fun and tasty sipping - ideally gathered around the'cue for some grill talk." - James Nevison, The Province, July 2013

2012 ~ "Will someone please tell what it means when someone calls a bottle perfect patio wine? Is the idea that, as you're in the warm outdoors, its thirst-quenching? I hate to break it to you, but wine is a terrible thirst quencher. More often I think it means you'll be having a grand old time relaxing in the open air, so it matters much less what's in your glass a classic backhanded compliment.

This week's wine, notwithstanding that it's a fresh white, is a perfect basement suite wine, meaning that it so pleasing that I don't have to be in some place nice in order to enjoy it. It's a new offering from Montreal Sommelier Nathalie Bonhomme, whose red version has been around for a few years and is always solid. This wine is a Verdejo from Rueda, a classic Spanish combo and one I wish they'd have put on the front label. But once it's in the glass it's great fun - vibrant, slightly peachy and floral but not cloying. And at $15, it's good enough to drink anywhere you damn well please." - Neal McLennan, Western Living Magazine

2012 ~ A Spanish treat, companion to a red blend that's been in our market for a couple of years already, with a fanciful cartooned label, front and back, announcing a delicious and delightful grape mix that loves to accompany food, or not, its great all on its own, watching a sunset from the deck with good friends. Fresh and full, with a hint of flower and a whistle-clean finish.? Jurgen Gothe, www.straight.com, July 10, 2013


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Rich gold colour.

Aroma:
Aromas of mango and peach on the nose.

Taste:
Floral with mineral notes, crisp and fresh with an intense finish.

Pairing:
Verdejo is a food-friendly wine, try it with grilled salmon, seared scallops, lemon chicken or a fresh tomato and olive salad.



Other Info:

El Bonhomme was created as a new easy concept wine for a younger generation eager to learn and discover the complex world of wine through messages that define our time and youth: travel (viaja), feel (siente) and imagine (imagina). The new generation wine lover is all about links, communication and contacts. El Bonhomme Blanco is made by Nathalie Bonhomme and Rafael Cambra at the Rafael Cambra Winery in Valencia Province.


Bottles per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Brunello di Montalcino  PERTIMALI  Italy 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Sangiovese  Tuscany 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$69.99   PWS View Legend Montalcino 
SKU UPC Product Profile Sheet
+727948  0810029012256  Download Profile
Vintage    
2005     
Notes

Awards & Accolades:

2005 ~ 95 Points. "If a wine at this price could be called a bargain, here's an example. There's a strong essence of forest underbrush here, typical of classic Brunello, as well as cigar box and licorice to go along with the plummy fruit and tight acidity. Drink it anytime over the next decade." - Beppi Crosariol, The Globe & Mail, Sept 29/12

2005 ~ 93 Points. "The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is seriously dark, rich and intense. Black cherries, underbrush, new leather and licorice all come together in a sensual, powerful expression of Sangiovese. There is surprising depth to the round fruit. Though delicious today, this is one of the few 2005 Brunellos that needs bottle age for some of the tannins to soften. It is a fabulous 2005. There will be no Riserva in 2005 as Sassetti used all of the best fruit for the regular bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023." - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - Issue 188, April/10

2005 ~ 93 Points. "A rich and decadent Brunello, with tobacco, berry and coffee character that turns to meat. Full and soft. Best after 2010." - Wine Spectator, Oct/10


Tasting Notes:

Colour:
Bright ruby red.

Aroma:
Lovely nose of ripe berry, earth and leather.

Taste:
Rich and intense flavor of black cherries and underbrush.

Pairing:
Well structured and composite dishes such as red meats, game and international cuisine with a base of meats and sauces. Also an excellent accompaniment for cheeses.



Other Info:

The excellent production of Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino is the result of the remarkable devotion of the Sassettis to their land and its fruits and the extraordinary location of their vineyards, in the Montosoli hill. Located in the North of Montalcino, with South-East exposure, the area is highly reputed for producing wines of great complexity and elegance. The pedological characteristics of its terroir gives wines that are a perfect balance of the power and richness of Southern Montalcino with the finesse of the North.


Bottles per Case: 6
Bottle Size: 750ml.


Product Name Supplier Country
Rosso di Montalcino  PERTIMALI  Italy 
Type Varietal Region
Red  Sangiovese  Tuscany 
Price Listing Appellation/Sub-Region
$39.99   PWS View Legend Montalcino 
SKU UPC Product Profile Sheet
+3414  8100290122702  Download Profile
Vintage    
2009