Fall Case Lot Sale Wine List

Click to enlarge any of the label shots below. For a downloadable/printable .PDF file, click here. Half-case (6 btls) prices are half the case (12 btls) price.

French Red

0011.      Trenel Beaujolais AOC Côte de Brouilly 2011

Brilliant ruby in color, showing elegance and finesse. Classic sour cherry and white pepper overtones are underlined by soft tannins. Fresh and supple Beaujolais, best served slightly chilled with cold pork and spicy Szechuan garlic sauce.

Reg. btl. price $23          Sale case price $168

0022.      Vignobles Brunier “Le Pigeoulet en Provence” VDP Vaucluse 2011

This focused red shows dark cherry and mulled black currant notes with a light tobacco edge. Flashes of tar and pebble mark the finish. Enjoy with juicy beef tenderloin drenched in Burgundian mushroom sauce.

Reg. btl. price $22          Sale case price $204

0033.      Domaine de Couron “Little Canyon” IGP Coteaux de l’Ardèche 2011

Incredible finesse and power, with red and black berry mingling with spice, flowers, and earth. Forward, with a nice beefy edge to the currant and cherry flavors, backed by a lingering woodsy note. Enjoy with something rustic, like braised duck with smashed turnips and fresh horseradish.

Reg. btl. price $13          Sale case price $120

0044.      “La Fleur d’Amelie” by Château de Sours AOC Bordeaux 2010

Right-bank Bordeaux comprised of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Crimson ruby in the glass. Juicy black currant and plum are accentuated by savory herbs, green olive, cedar and touch of allspice. A wonderful pairing with beef and wild mushroom stew.

Reg. btl. price $18          Sale case price $156

0055.      “Pentimento” by Château Beauséjour AOC Montagne-Saint-Émilion 2010

Driven by Merlot, with some Cabernet Franc along for the ride. Soft tannins and structured, dark fruit suggestive of black cherry and currant. Delicious to sip on its own, or paired with a farmerʼs market dinner.

Reg. btl. price $28          Sale case price $276

0066.      Château Cailleteau Bergeron “Tradition” Rouge AOC Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 2009

A savory mealtime Bordeaux that is as rich in color as flavor. Expect fresh plum, raspberry and black cherry with notes of cigar box, licorice and vanilla on the finish. This wine begs for a rare roast beef sandwich on buttery toasted rye.

Reg. btl. price $22          Sale case price $216

0077.      Château Pey La Tour AOC Bordeaux Supérieur 2009

Comprised of 90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot. Dark cherry, black plum and boysenberry inform the nose and palate, with a lingering wisp of smoke. Full-bodied and fresh, with a persistent finish. To be relished with braised beef cheeks and white carrots.

Reg. btl. price $27          Sale case price $240

0088.      Blason d’Aussières AOC Corbières 2008

A charming blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Carignan. Supple and elegant, showing blackberries, spice and petunias. Perfect proportions of Mourvèdre and Syrah provide good structure for an approachable, medium-bodied red. Enjoy with lamb shanks and smoked eggplant.

Reg. btl. price $23          Sale case price $228

0099.      H&B (Hecht & Bannier) AOC Languedoc 2011

ORGANIC. Core flavors of red currant, plum and crunchy raspberry with notes of espresso and leather. The palate offers gobs of fruit that spill over into a powerful finish. Languedoc-Roussillon wines are diamonds in the rough, offering great value for the money. Pop the cork with some saucy beef ribs on a cool fall afternoon.

Reg. btl. price $21          Sale case price $180

01010.  The Vineyard Vin Rouge IGP Pays d’Hérault 2010

Fresh and fruity with notes of cherry, raspberry and cranberry. The palate is balanced, smooth and refreshing. Enjoy with turkey burgers or barbecue chicken.

Reg. btl. price $14          Sale case price $132

01111.  Gilles Barge “Cuvée du Plessy” AOC Côte-Rôtie 2007

Classic Côte-Rôtie, a blend of 95% Syrah and 5% Viognier. Rich, tannic and concentrated with elements of cracked pepper, ripe strawberry and an appealing touch of florality from the Viognier. Delicious wine from a notable Rhône producer. Decant and drink now or lay it down—this one’s a keeper. Grilled red meat or game would be a beautiful table mate.

Reg. btl. price $67          Sale case price $708

01212.  The Vineyard Côtes du Rhône AOC Côtes du Rhône 2010

Our private-label Rhône red is a great value from Domaine Coste Chaude, a renowned producer in the region. Loads of fruit and a nice spice component from oak maturation. Try a bottle with some thick-cut, bone-in pork chops.

Reg. btl. price $15          Sale case price $144

01313.  Le Jas des Papes AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2010

80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, offing aromas of Morello cherry, prune, leather and baking spice. The palate is lean and muscular, showing rich fruit, ripe tannin, and a mouthwatering finish. Produced and aged in stainless steel tanks—no oak on display here, a rarity for the region. Think roasted lamb shank with fingerling potato salad.

Reg. btl. price $37          Sale case price $348

01414.  Domaine de la Verde AOC Vacqueyras 2011

Perfumed and forward, with a nice sandalwood note leading the way for cooked raspberry and red currant. Smoldering cardamom and tea notes enliven the lengthy finish. Suave, muscular Rhône red that would do well with bison steaks au poivre.

Reg. btl. price $27          Sale case price $240

01515.  Domaine de Nalys AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2010

From an extraordinary vintage in the Rhône, this red shows ripe, spicy aromatics with loads of red berry notes. Cinnamon and blackberries dance on the palate to create a harmonious and complete package, with a long, fruit-driven finish that stays fresh and vibrant to the very end. Roast pork loin and baked apples would suit this stunner nicely.

Reg. btl. price $56          Sale case price $552

01616.  Château La Caminade AOC Cahors 2009

For those who love finesse and concentration, this is a stunning French Malbec/Merlot blend. The nose evokes black currant, black cherry, plum, tobacco, nutmeg and cedar. Supple in the mouth with refined tannins warming a palate of cherry, raspberry and licorice. Try a bottle with grilled eggplant and garlic yogurt sauce.

Reg. btl. price $22          Sale case price $216

 

French White

01717.  Château Peyruchet Blanc AOC Bordeaux 2011

This Sauvignon Blanc displays aromas of white peach, apricot and lemon zest. The palate is light and refreshing, perfect as a first-course refreshment and wonderful with appetizers. Enjoy with chilled king crab legs.

Reg. btl. price $14          Sale case price $144

01818.  Château Cailleteau Bergeron Blanc AOC Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 2011

A zippy, pungent Sauvignon Blanc expressing aromas of Meyer lemon, tart pear and a hint of grapefruit. Brisk acidity makes for a refreshingly clean finish. Delicious with grilled split lobster tails drizzled with butter and lemon.

Reg. btl. price $18          Sale case price $168

01919.  Domaine le Portail AOC Cour-Cheverny 2009

This Loire Valley white is derived from the Romorantin grape, introduced to the Loire Valley in the 16th century by King Francis I. It’s a wine of bracing acidity and thirst-quenching potency. Think citrus and green apple with highlights of honey and acacia. We enjoy Romorantin whenever we can, with gooey La Tur cheese and water biscuits.

Reg. btl. price $18          Sale case price $168

02020.  Terra Laura AOC Cheverny 2010

Sauvignon Blanc (80%) provides intense, grassy aromatics, while Chardonnay (20%) shares green apple, pear and lemon rind. Light, crisp and refreshing, as a good Cheverny Blanc should be. Grab a glass, grab some friends, and grab some steamed Quahog clams.

Reg. btl. price $23          Sale case price $204

02121.  “Comte de Saint Venant” by Château Valmer AOC Vouvray 2010

A fresh, dry Chenin Blanc boasting lime zest, almond and tangy green plum. Balanced and refreshing, the palate offers crisp fruit, stony minerality and a juicy finish that will pull the subtle sweetness out of firm-fleshed white fish like halibut.

Reg. btl. price $16          Sale case price $156

02222.  Domaine Paul Prieur AOC Sancerre 2011

A Sauvignon Blanc from the renowned growing region of Sancerre packed with white flower, citrus and tropical fruit. The palate is mouthwatering and minerally, while still maintaining balance and freshness. Enjoy with seared diver scallops over wilted spinach with bacon crumbles.

Reg. btl. price $28          Sale case price $288

23.  The Vineyard Vin Blanc IGP Hauts de Badens 2012

Our house label is bright, fresh and citrusy, with lovely aromatics. Easy-drinking, approachable French white wine that won’t break the bank. Great by itself on a warm afternoon, or with salade Niçoise.

Reg. btl. price $14          Sale case price $132

02424.  Domaine du Chardonnay AOC Chablis 2011

In addition to Chablis’ trademark minerality, this Chardonnay is light and fruity, offering a mix of floral and lemon aromas. The palate is polished and precise, lingering after each sip. Ideal with classic poulet rôti (roast chicken).

Reg. btl. price $22          Sale case price $228

02525.  Henri Perrusset AOC Mâcon-Villages 2011

Perrusset’s limestone terroir shows itself in Chardonnay of grainy minerality, displaying notes of Anjou pear, honeysuckle and marl with a clean, persistent finish. Let this great-value wine dress up a take-away dinner of chicken shawarma wraps.

Reg. btl. price $21          Sale case price $192

02626.  Gilles Barge “La Solarie” AOC Condrieu 2010

Perhaps the ultimate expression of Viognier, this full-bodied white shows off aromas of elderflower, ripe peach and apricot. The palate is mouth-filling and luscious, with solid acidity and a smooth, persistent finish. Drink aujourd’hui (that’s today) or over the next several years. Enjoy with grilled king salmon.

Reg. btl. price $70          Sale case price $744

02727.  Allimant-Laugner Gewürztraminer AOC Alsace 2011

Say it with us: guh-VOORTS-truh-MEE-ner. Intense and rich, this off-dry bottling shows spicy floral aromas which introduce generous fruit and texture. An excellent aperitif that would pair well with strong cheeses or spicy Asian fare.

Reg. btl. price $24          Sale case price $240

02828.  Hugel Cuvée Les Amours Pinot Blanc AOC Alsace 2009

The bouquet is fruit-driven but restrained, with fine, open aromas of white peach, lime blossom, spring flowers, pistachio and fresh moss. The palate is wonderfully refreshing. Great with roasted pepper and goat cheese crostini.

Reg. btl. price $19          Sale case price $168

29.  Louis SIPP Nature’S Riesling AOC Alsace 2008

ORGANIC. This Riesling is attractive, amiable and quite talkative. Brisk, fruity, well-balanced and dry, after the Alsatian fashion—don’t fear the Riesling, people. Drink it with rich, spicy fare, like Cajun-style shrimp étouffée over rice with crusty garlic bread.

Reg. btl. price $27          Sale case price $264

 

Domestic Red

03030.  Aviary Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, California 2011

The nose is graced with blackberries, dried plums, cigar box and a hint of pepper. The palate is rich and balanced with flavors of plum, currant, and black tea. An elegant and approachable style, delicious on its own or with hamburgers and pork ribs.

Reg. btl. price $32          Sale case price $240

03131.  Easton Cabernet Sauvignon Shenandoah Valley, California 2007

Complex aromas of cedar, tobacco and Asian spices lead to a palate offering ripe fruit, mineral-infused flavors, and bright acidity. Expect a powerful, persistent finish that invites the next sip between mouthfuls of well-marbled, char-grilled ribeye.

Reg. btl. price $40          Sale case price $324

03232.  C&B Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley, California 2011

A cornucopia of bing cherry, watermelon, candied plum and crème brûlée. Soft, fine-grained tannins provide a smooth yet abundant finish. This will go with anything from lamb and duck to grilled vegetables.

Reg. btl. price $21          Sale case price $216

03333.  The Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast, California NV

When you absolutely, positively need a fun, drinkable Cabernet with loads of ripe fruit and relaxed tannins, look no further than our private label. Put it next to some Korean-style flanken short ribs and watch it outperform wines that cost twice as much.

Reg. btl. price $11          Sale case price $108

03434.  Taft Street Merlot Alexander Valley, California 2009

Taft Street produces a Merlot that is rich and supple, with delightful cherry and black currant notes. Smooth tannins and a strong, balanced mid-palate of fruit and mocha lead to a powerful finish. Delicious barbecue wine!

Reg. btl. price $22          Sale case price $204

03535.  Starry Night Zinfandel Lodi, California 2011

The 2011 bottling is an expressive representation of Lodi Zinfandel. The body is juicy and voluptuous, complemented by flavors of blackberry, plum and spice. Chili-glazed hanger steak, anyone?

Reg. btl. price $16          Sale case price $156

03636.  Shannon Ridge “Ranch Collection” Zinfandel Lake County, California 2010

A great example of what Lake County Zinfandel is all about, bringing to mind boysenberry, creamy vanilla, raspberry and strawberry with a pinch of spice. The palate is bold and rich before a long, smooth finish. Enjoy with spicy sausage or shish kabobs.

Reg. btl. price $27          Sale case price $276

03737.  Scott Family Pinot Noir Arroyo Seco, California 2011

Rich aromas of wild strawberry, raspberry, cola, vanilla and dried herbs. Full-bodied and balanced with lively acidity leading to a round, lingering finish. Great turkey wine—keep some around to dress up your Thanksgiving spread.

Reg. btl. price $42          Sale case price $288

03838.  Campion Pinot Noir Edna Valley, California 2007

A ripe, complexly perfumed nose leads to delicious, round and focused mid-weight flavors, like ripe cherries, raspberries, and wet earth. Soft tannins, juicy acidity and excellent balance make way for an elegant finish. With some great bottle age, this ’07 is a decadent partner for Chilean sea bass with truffle beurre blanc.

Reg. btl. price $34          Sale case price $324

03939.  Thomas Fogarty “Skyline” Red Blend California 2008

The 2008 Skyline Red is a delicious and savory Bordeaux-style blend of 85% Merlot, 12% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Elegant and intense with flavors of blackberry, clove and vanilla. Enjoy with lamb chops and Brussels sprouts.

Reg. btl. price $21          Sale case price $204

04040.  Brassfield “Eruption” Red Blend North Coast, California 2011

Rich and intense proprietary red blend with aromas of dark berry, sandalwood and cocoa. The palate is jammy, ripe and expressive with supple tannins. Zinfandel and Petite Sirah components lend themselves well to tangy BBQ pork ribs or penne all’Amatriciana.

Reg. btl. price $23          Sale case price $204

04141.  Bookwalter “Notebook” 3 Red Blend Columbia Valley, Washington NV

A crowd-pleasing kitchen-sink blend of 73% Syrah, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec. The nose and palate show black cherry, plum, red currant and fig laced with caramel, cedar and hints of fresh herbs. Full-bodied with an enduring finish. Built for a cool evening’s supper, like spicy turkey chili.

Reg. btl. price $14          Sale case price $132

042-0242.  Basel Cellars “The Earth Series” Volume 1 Red Blend Walla Walla Valley, Washington NV

A red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, and Syrah. Penetrating aromas of robust red berry fruit are enlivened by smooth tannins, supple mouthfeel and a complex finish. Prime rib would go nicely with this big, round red.

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043-0243.  Basel Cellars “Merriment” Bordeaux-Style Blend Walla Walla Valley, Washington 2007

Merriment is Basel Cellars’ flagship red blend, representing the finest blocks of their estate vineyard. Structured wine with layers of dark fruit, balanced acidity, toasty oak and supple tannins. Limited production, so stock up for the next time you’re planning a dinner party.

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Domestic White

04444.  Round Pond Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford, California 2012

Gorgeously perfumed, the aromatics are vibrant yet delicate, with white peach, apricot, citrus zest and a confectionery meringue. The palate offers mouthwatering flavors of honeydew, lemongrass, and kiwi with an acidic pop that lingers for days. Great by itself on a hot afternoon, even better with tuna tartare.

Reg. btl. price $22          Sale case price $192

04545.  Victor Hugo Chardonnay Paso Robles, California 2012

Barrel-fermented in new French oak, with 6 months on lees for a deep, round mouthfeel. Aromas of Pippin apple and ripe pear are wrapped in layers of juicy nectarine and toasty oak notes. The palate is complemented by a long, crisp, elegant finish. Pairs wonderfully with rainbow trout sautéed in butter.

Reg. btl. price $23          Sale case price $228

04646.  Schug Chardonnay Carneros, California 2012

A wine of powerful elegance, reminiscent of white Burgundy. It has a ripe and refreshing bouquet with flavors of citrus, pear and apple butter. Well-integrated acidity provides a crisp, clean finish. A great food wine—try it with creamy seafood soups.

Reg. btl. price $29          Sale case price $276

04747.  Bliss Chardonnay Mendocino, California 2010

Aromas of honeysuckle and baked apple lead to lively melon flavors and a hint of lemon zest. The long finish will remind you what a great value this wine is! Order a white pizza with onions and mushrooms, open a bottle, sip and relax.

Reg. btl. price $16          Sale case price $156

04848.  Two Ponds Chardonnay Columbia Valley, Washington 2011

Deliciously ripe and layered, with tropical fruit flavors of pineapple and mango complemented by notes of toasted coconut from aging in oak barrels. Smoked mussels will make this wine shine.

Reg. btl. price $14          Sale case price $132

04949.  The Vineyard Chardonnay Central Coast, California NV

Expressive and inexpensive are tough characteristics to find in the same package, but our Chardonnay nails both. Nicely oaked California juice with plenty of tropical zing to complement fettucine Alfredo.

Reg. btl. price $12          Sale case price $120

05050.  Willow Crest Pinot Gris Yakima Valley, Washington 2011

Intense aromas of Bosc pear, fresh melon, tangerine and vanilla evolve into flavors of tangy citrus oil and velvety cantaloupe. The palate is rich and textured with bright, thirst-quenching acidity. We like ours with grilled salmon, if you please, with just a sprinkle of salt on the skin before it hits the flame.

Reg. btl. price $16          Sale case price $156

05151.  Stags’ Leap Viognier Napa Valley, California 2012

This is extraordinarily fine-boned Viognier, featuring spring blossom, chalk and stone fruit on the nose. The palate exhibits flavors of white peach lifted by bright acidity and minerality. Complex wine, demonstrating elegance, balance and vitality. Extraordinary accompaniment to extraordinary East Asian fare.

Reg. btl. price $30          Sale case price $312

05252.  Dry Creek Chenin Blanc Clarksburg, California 2012

A wonderfully crisp, refreshingly dry Chenin Blanc. Fragrances of white peach, melon, and citrus meld into chalky minerality, soft apple and bright citrus. Balanced and fresh, like summertime in a bottle! Sip it with soft, ripe cheeses.

Reg. btl. price $15          Sale case price $144

05353.  Shebang White Cuvée II North Coast, California NV

A unique blend of 60% Pinot Gris, 25% Muscadelle and 15% Sauvignon Blanc. Pretty and fresh with Asian pear, ginger and Meyer lemon on the nose and palate. The kind of white wine that elevates even the simplest Chinese take-out.

Reg. btl. price $18          Sale case price $180

 

Colorado

05454.  Alfred Eames Pinot Noir Paonia, Colorado 2010

This might be the first Pinot Noir from Colorado you taste, but if the quality on display is any indication, it won’t be the last. Perfumed, juicy and utterly beguiling, the 2010 from Alfred Eames over-delivers with bright cherry, plum and rose petals. The finish is smooth and savory. Enjoy with crispy-skinned grilled chicken and Caesar salad.

Reg. btl. price $33          Sale case price $312

 

Italian Red

05555.  Baracchi “Smeriglio” Sangiovese DOC Cortona 2010

Complex, round and elegant with ripe strawberry and bing cherry, representing a nexus of Old and New World winemaking styles. Brisk acidity and fine-grained tannins allow for immediate consumption or for aging. Pair with tagliatelle with red sauce and meatballs made with veal and pork.

Reg. btl. price $29          Sale case price $300

05656.  Fattoria il Palagio “Cellini” DOC Chianti 2011

Round, fruity and approachable with flavors of cherry and red currant underlined by aromas of violet and tobacco. The palate is dry and fresh, with a medium body and agreeable tannins. Enjoy with game, stewed meats, and mature cheeses.

Reg. btl. price $14          Sale case price $132

05757.  Garafoli “Monte Reale” Sangiovese IGT Marche 2011

Refined and fruity, offering notes of cherry and raspberry with soft tannin and brisk acidity. Great flavor and great value, this is an exemplary pizza wine you won’t feel guilty serving to your guests.

Reg. btl. price $13          Sale case price $132

05858.  Petra Suvereto “Zingari” IGT Toscana 2009

30% Sangiovese, 30% Syrah, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot. Perfumed red fruit and flowers with savory vegetal undertones. Fresh and juicy, the palate is bursting with cherry, strawberry, wild rose and leather. Feel free to indulge with a prime cut of bistecca alla Fiorentina (Tuscan Porterhouse).

Reg. btl. price $23          Sale case price $228

05959.  The Vineyard Chianti DOC Chianti 2010

Our private-label Sangiovese outperforms most competitors in the sub-$15 price range. Everything you could want in a Chianti: bright fruit, nicely balanced acidity and a long finish. Keep a bottle on hand for your next spaghetti night.

Reg. btl. price $12          Sale case price $120

06060.  Cascina Ballerin “Cino” DOC Langhe Rosso 2010

A Piemontese blend of Nebbiolo (20%), Dolcetto (40%) and Barbera (40%), Cino has generous red cherry fruit, subtle florality and smooth texture. For those who fancy an Italian house wine, the Cino abides and delivers. Goes with just about everything, from Italian staples to tomato-based Indian curries.

Reg. btl. price $18          Sale case price $180

06161.  Giribaldi “Crottino” DOC Dolcetto d’Alba 2011

Most wouldn’t consider Piemonte a region of modest wines that lend themselves to everyday consumption. The Crottino Dolcetto, however, is an approachable, easy-drinking red—one made by a reputable Barolo producer, no less. Flavors of ripe cherry and fresh blackberry, all wrapped in a layer of soft white pepper and sweet tannin. Enjoy with venison ragù.

Reg. btl. price $15          Sale case price $120

06262.  Marchese di Barolo “Maraia” DOC Barbera del Monferrato 2012

Explosive aromas of wild berry, black currant and sour cherry meld with a palate that is robust, full-bodied, and balanced with warm flavors of vanilla and toasty oak. Try some with pasta Bolognese or spicy beef lasagna.

Reg. btl. price $16          Sale case price $156

06363.  Due Torri Pinot Noir IGT delle Venezie 2011

Featuring a delicate bouquet of red cherry, raspberry and wet earth, Due Torri Pinot Noir is juicy and well-balanced. Pairs wonderfully with smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers on hot latkes.

Reg. btl. price $13          Sale case price $132

06464.   “Case Ibidini” Nero d’Avola by Valle dell’Acate IGT Sicilia 2011

Case Ibidini is a second label to Valle dell’Acate, representing delicious wine that is also wallet-friendly. Plump red cherry, currant, spice and eucalyptus form around a mouthwatering, well-structured palate. A juicy little Sicilian red built for immediate consumption. Pairs well with spicy Italian sausage grinders.

Reg. btl. price $15          Sale case price $144

06565.  “Scurati” Nero d’Avola by Ceuso DOC Etna 2011

Juicy aromas of blackberry, blueberry and cherry with subtle hints of licorice and loam. A terrifically well-balanced wine with big fruit and low enough acidity to pair with tangy, fresh tomato-based pasta sauces.

Reg. btl. price $21          Sale case price $192

06666.  Statti Gaglioppo IGT Calabria 2010

Gaglioppo is not just a bottle name—it is also a rare species of grape native to southern Italy, capable of producing wines of depth and charm. Brings to mind fresh currant, blossoming flowers and hints of eucalyptus at the finish. Serve slightly chilled in warm weather, with a platter of hard salami and cheeses.

Reg. btl. price $20          Sale case price $192

 

Italian White

06767.  Scarpetta Pinot Grigio IGT delle Venezie 2011

Scarpetta is a collaboration between Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey and Chef Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson of Frasca in Boulder. Subtle aromas of elderflower, white peach and apricot introduce a brisk palate with gorgeous minerality and refreshing Pinot Grigio character. An enticing accessory to Prosciutto San Daniele and ripe Rocky Ford cantaloupe.

Reg. btl. price $20          Sale case price $192

06868.  Corte alla Flora “Podere del Giuggiolo” IGT Toscana Bianco 2012

A fresh and fruity white blend of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Notes of lemongrass and grapefruit provide great aromatic balance, and the palate is crisp and thirst-quenching. Delightful with chilled shellfish—shrimp cocktail, perhaps.

Reg. btl. price $14          Sale case price $132

06969.  Fattoria di Magliano “Pagliatura” IGT Vermentino della Maremma Toscana 2011

Pagliatura Vermentino is white Tuscan wine with attitude. Herbaceous, citrusy and full-bodied. The palate is round and mouth-coating with juicy acid and delightful complexity. Enjoy with seafood, cioppino, pasta or even sushi!

Reg. btl. price $26          Sale case price $264

07070.  Baroncini “Libra” DOC Orvieto Classico 2010  

Fruity, dry and clean with flavors of lemon zest, honeyed apricot, lime marmalade and almond. The palate is full-bodied, yet refreshing and crisp. Sautée some calamari in olive oil with garlic and red pepper flakes, pop open a bottle, and experience something utterly luxurious.

Reg. btl. price $12          Sale case price $108

07171.  Alpha Zeta DOC Soave 2011

Solidly crafted 100% Garganega for everyday drinking. Lively, fresh and simple with lemon, melon and white flower aromas. The palate is zesty with lively acidity and a refreshing, clean finish. A real crowd-pleaser, food not required (but you might like to grill some avocado to serve along with boiled shrimp).

Reg. btl. price $13          Sale case price $120

07272.  “Le Salse” by Fuso DOC Verdicchio di Matelica 2012

One should never pass up good Verdicchio, especially from Italy’s Marche region. Why? Because it’s zippy! Smells like green apple, tangerine, lime and minerality—and tastes like it too! An up-and-coming grape variety destined for the world stage. Excellent with crudo, tartare, or any raw fish preparation.

Reg. btl. price $19          Sale case price $168

 

Germany

07373.  Clemens Busch Riesling Trocken Mosel, Germany 2011

Clemens Busch and his wife Rita are on the frontline of biodynamic viticulture and minimal-intervention winemaking in the Mosel. Their 2011 Riesling Trocken is loaded with mouthwatering citrus, ripe pear and a layer of stony minerality to boot. Pop a bottle with sautéed Korean catfish over sugar snap peas.

Reg. btl. price $29          Sale case price $276

 

Austria

74.  Meinklang “Prosa” Rosé Frizzante Burgenland, Austria NV

A slightly fizzy rosé made from 100% Austrian Pinot Noir. Pretty, approachable and unique! Aromas of red cherry, raspberry and violets are enlivened by juicy acidity and a bubbly finish. Pair with Wienerschnitzel, schweinsbraten or Tiroler speckknödelsuppe, or any leberkäse or schnitzelsemmeln, for that matter.

Reg. btl. price $20          Sale case price $192

 

Spanish Red

07575.  Bodegas Muriel Reserva Tempranillo DOC Rioja 2007

A classic Rioja Reserva, bursting with red cherry, blackberry, tobacco and aged Balsamico. Powerful yet elegant to the last drop. Serve with roast lamb, medium-rare, with rosemary and red wine reduction.

Reg. btl. price $24          Sale case price $228

07676.  Bodegas San Isidro “Gémina” Monastrell DO Jumilla 2010

With black cherries, black plums, blackberries, and some black raisin, who could resist this gem? All that fruit is layered with herbs, leather and tobacco, and Gémina is a tremendous value. Enjoy with filet mignon and truffle butter.

Reg. btl. price $16          Sale case price $144

07777.  Dominio do Bibei “Lalama” Mencía DO Ribeira Sacra 2009

Mencía, a relatively unknown Spanish grape, is grown primarily in Galicia, in Spain’s northwest corner. Lalama is a beautiful, elevated example of Mencía’s potential. Delicious and graceful with aromas of black cherry, plum, lavender and smoke, this is a wine of balance, restraint and elegance. Serve with beef tartare.

Reg. btl. price $46          Sale case price $456

07878.  Bodegas Ferratus “A0” Tempranillo DO Ribera del Duero 2011

Ribera del Duero is one of Spain’s most impressive red wine regions. This Tempranillo shows aromas and flavors of rich blackberry, plum and cherry laced with tobacco and vanilla. Voluminous and balanced on the palate, a terrific partner for grilled bison steaks.

Reg. btl. price $23          Sale case price $216

07979.  Bodegas Langa “Pasión” Garnacha DO Calatayud 2010          

Rich strawberry, cherry and raspberry mingle with vanilla and juicy acidity—a great option for an everyday red wine. Drink with Sunday hamburgers, or Monday anything (or Tuesday anything, etc. ad infinitum)

Reg. btl. price $13          Sale case price $108

08080.  Abrazo Garnacha DO Cariñena 2012

Guilt-free Garnacha, wallet-friendly and deliciously entertaining. You won’t regret having a second glass of this sexy, charming, red berry-driven Spanish red. Pair with pasta, sushi or fruit salad.

Reg. btl. price $12          Sale case price $96

 

Spanish White

08181.  Antonio Barbadillo Palomino Fina Cadiz 2012

Palomino is the primary grape in most Sherry, but this version is fermented dry (and unfortified, of course). Packed with lemon zest, orange peel and Spanish almonds. Refreshing, like a summer downpour in the middle of a heat-wave, and unique as all get-out. Best served chilled with Spanish almonds and aged Manchego, or as an aperitif.

Reg. btl. price $13          Sale case price $120

08282.  Terras de Lantaño Albariño DO Rías Baixas 2011

Zippy Albariño offering plenty of pear, peach and lemon aromas. The palate is dry, medium-bodied and juicy, just what you want from a good Albariño. Enjoy with soft-shell crab, lobster or washed-rind cheese like Taleggio.

Reg. btl. price $23          Sale case price $204

08383.  Abadía de la Olivia Garnatxa Blanca DO Navarra 2012

White Garnacha is the cat’s pajamas! The green apple and citrus notes are bright, exuberant and refreshing, allowing for maximum drinkability. Quite an accompaniment to interesting sashimi like monkfish liver or sea urchin.

Reg. btl. price $19          Sale case price $180

08484.  Care Macabeo/Chardonnay DO Cariñena 2011

Macabeo meets Chardonnay (50/50) and it’s really pretty. Lively and fresh, loaded with green apple, Meyer lemon and fresh herbs. Well-balanced and mouth-tingling, perfect with bacalao stew or fish & chips.

Reg. btl. price $14          Sale case price $120

08585.  Viña Mein Blanco DO Ribeiro 2011

Well-balanced, fresh and dry, with great citrusy expression. Mostly (70%) composed of the traditional variety Treixadura, complemented by other grapes native to the region: Godello, Loureirra, Torrontés, Albariño and Lado. Extraordinary presence and length on the finish, making it a great friend to any shellfish preparation.

Reg. btl. price $25          Sale case price $240

 

Portuguese Red

08686.  Quinta do Crasto DOC Douro 2011

A blend of traditional Portuguese grape varieties (Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca and Touriga Franca). Un-oaked and delicious, offering gobs of red berry fruit, solid acidity and soft tannin. Works well with barbecue, hard sausages and hard cheeses.

Reg. btl. price $21          Sale case price $168

 

Portuguese White

08787.  Arca Nova DOC Vinho Verde 2012

Fruity and fresh, as any good Vinho Verde should be. Delicious green apple, lemon and lime flavors are carried across the palate by subtle effervescence. Great as an aperitif or with fresh seafood.

Reg. btl. price $14          Sale case price $132

 

Argentine Red

08888.  San Huberto Malbec Reserva La Rioja 2010

A drier style of Argentine Malbec, with bright cherry, dark plum, spice and earth notes accentuated by lively acidity and silky tannins from 12 months in French oak. Like most Malbecs, this would be a nice cocktail wine, but put it next to some thick-cut pork chops with cherry-chipotle glaze and it’s even better.

Reg. btl. price $18          Sale case price $180

08989.  Caminada Malbec Mendoza 2011

Named after the tango’s caminada, when the dancers seem only to be walking together—a deceptively complicated step in an already difficult dance. Like the caminada, this Malbec only appears simple: it’s un-oaked to highlight brilliant dark fruit and spice, but it’s got depth. Try it with a selection of hard cheeses to showcase the fruit on display.

Reg. btl. price $13          Sale case price $120

09090.  Enrique Foster “Ique” Malbec Mendoza 2012

Fresh, un-oaked Malbec from 30-year-old vines meant to be enjoyed young. Intense ruby-red with violet hints, it possesses aromas reminiscent of fresh red berries and white pepper. Firm structure, with soft, lush tannins leading the way to a round, satisfying finish. Enjoy with classic Hungarian goulash.

Reg. btl. price $16          Sale case price $156

09191.  Luminis Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza 2012

Single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Luján de Cuyo, one of the warmer regions of Mendoza. Five percent of the wine saw 8 months in older American oak barrels, so there’s a slight oaky warmth accentuating the dark red fruit on the nose and palate. Think grilled steak with chimichurri—this is Argentine Cabernet, after all.

Reg. btl. price $17          Sale case price $168

09292.  La Posta “Cocina Tinto” Mendoza 2011

A blend of Malbec, Syrah and Bonarda with aromas of red cherries and raspberries infused with mocha and spice. The wine floods the palate with ripe red fruit, while hints of baking spice and oak add a bass note to the proceedings. Easy-drinking, great-value Argentine red for any occasion—like next Tuesday, with some pulled pork BBQ.

Reg. btl. price $16          Sale case price $144

09393.  Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda Mendoza 2012

A luminous red-purple in the glass, with expressive red and black fruit aromas. On the palate the wine is fresh and lively, with a silky, smooth mouthfeel and nice volume. No oak here, which allows for the purest expression of Bonarda. Enjoy this the next time you throw a spice-rubbed tri-tip steak on the fire.

Reg. btl. price $13          Sale case price $120

 

Argentine White

09494.  Recuerdo Torrontés La Rioja 2011

Fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the variety’s aromatic intensity and freshness. The wine has a citrus perfume with a pronounced floral essence. Peaches, Asian fruits, and hints of lemon explode on the palate. The crisp finish shows nice acidity, perfect for mussels steamed with chorizo and herbs.

Reg. btl. price $17          Sale case price $156

09595.  Casarena Sauvignon Blanc Mendoza 2011

Fresh on the nose, with piquant aromas of grapefruit, licorice and fresh herbs. Supple, fresh and ripe, with plump mid-palate flavors of lemon drop and grapefruit. Seamless, fresh Sauvignon Blanc that should show nicely with cedar plank-grilled trout.

Reg. btl. price $16          Sale case price $156

 

Chilean Red

09696.  De Martino Cabernet Sauvignon DO Maipo Valley 2011

ORGANIC. This Cabernet Sauvignon is fruity and elegant, with intense notes of red fruit, cassis, blackberries and spice. The oak delivers sweet toasty notes that amplify the fruit and body. Full and fresh, with a concentrated mouthfeel. Try a bottle with lamb burgers topped with Stilton.

Reg. btl. price $16          Sale case price $156

09797.  Con Carne Merlot DO Central Valley 2012

From Chile: Con Carne! Ruby red in color, with inviting blackberry and spice aromas. On the palate it’s fresh and smooth with a lush finish from its time in French oak. Delicious with any red-sauce pasta preparation.

Reg. btl. price $13          Sale case price $120

09898.  Casa Silva Carménère DO Colchagua Valley 2012

An intense, dark ruby in color, this seamlessly smooth Carménère offers defined aromas of ripe red fruits, orange peel, tobacco and coffee. There’s a toasty intimation of well-integrated French oak, and the juicy, rounded palate has soft tannins and notes of cinnamon and blackberry. Should be ideal with roast chicken or spicy Mexican food.

Reg. btl. price $16          Sale case price $168

 

Chilean White

09999.  Oveja Negra Sauvignon Blanc/Carménère Blend DO Maule Valley 2012

You read that right: a white wine made from Sauvignon Blanc and Carménère. Truly unique, fresh and aromatic wine with citrusy grapefruit notes, a hint of tropical fruit, subtle mineral character and a fruity, herbal touch from the Carmenére. Broil some halibut and appreciate this offbeat but approachable wine.

Reg. btl. price $17          Sale case price $120

100100.    Santa Luz Sauvignon Blanc DO Colchagua Valley 2012

Nicely balanced Chilean white wine, with ripe citrus fruit, moderate acidity and a judicious touch of French oak. Tropical fruit flavors shine, making this an enjoyable wine to drink on its own or with lightly sauced chicken and pasta dishes.

Reg. btl. price $10          Sale case price $84

 

Australian

101101.    Langmeil “Three Gardens” SMG Barossa Valley, South Australia 2011

Old Barossa winemakers referred to their vineyards as “gardens,” and three such gardens are the source of the Shiraz, Mataro (aka Mourvèdre) and Grenache in this blend. It shows dark, ripe fruit, with fine tannins adding pique to the rounded palate. Loads of finesse, perfect for roast leg of lamb bathed in minced garlic, salt and olive oil.

Reg. btl. price $24          Sale case price $216

102102.    Leeuwin Estates “Prelude” Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot Margaret River, South West Australia 2007

The complex bouquet of blackcurrants and dark cherries is underscored by dried lavender and fresh tobacco. Lively and youthful, the palate has integrated layers of black forest fruits, cacao and silky, fine tannins. Balanced fruit and acid structure finishing with mineral and graphite notes. Delightful with braised short ribs.

Reg. btl. price $31          Sale case price $252

103103.    Heggies Vineyard Chardonnay Eden Valley, South Australia 2011

Beautiful Australian Chardonnay! Fermented in French oak with indigenous yeasts before partial malolactic fermentation. The wine has a subtle toasty character which mingles well with the ripe green apple and pear notes on the nose and palate, before a creamy, rounded finish. Should be in perfect harmony with spicy Szechuan cuisine.

Reg. btl. price $27          Sale case price $276

104104.    Carlei Estates “Tre Bianchi” White Port Phillip, Victoria 2005

A white blend (Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon & Chardonnay) with a pale lemon color that belies the intensity of flavor. Mineral aromas mingle with a slight nuttiness. Citrus, white peach and grapefruit shine on the palate over well-integrated acidity. It’s as much about texture as flavor with this wine, and it will be lovely alongside chicken teriyaki.

Reg. btl. price $18          Sale case price $144

 

New Zealand

105105.    Huia Dry Riesling Marlborough, New Zealand 2010

The nose is aromatic, full of uplifting citrus and floral notes. The palate delivers lovely depth of flavor, rich and dry with bright mandarin orange and honeysuckle. This single-vineyard Riesling shows good length and ends on a refreshing, vibrant mineral finish. Scrumptious with fresh scallops seared in butter.

Reg. btl. price $27          Sale case price $252

106106.    Tora Bay Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough, New Zealand 2012

Aromatic and delicious single-vineyard Sauvignon Blanc brimming with honeysuckle, passion fruit and nectarine flavors that are generous, juicy, ripe and delicious. Shows focus and wonderful acidity on a light body, with all the grass and tropical notes that Sauvignon Blanc lovers expect. Exceptional accompaniment to sushi.

Reg. btl. price $17          Sale case price $168

 

Dessert Wine

107107.    VML “Late, Late Harvest” Dessert Wine Russian River Valley, CA 2011    

Damp conditions late, late in the growing season resulted in botrytized Chardonnay and Riesling, making for beautiful, richly textured dessert wine. Honeysuckle and orange blossom brighten the mead-like bouquet. Mango, tangerine and ripe melon burst across the palate. Surprisingly light and honeyed from start to finish. Sip it with a slice of almond tart.

Reg. btl. price $24          Sale bottle price $18

 

Sparkling

108108.    Gioia Extra Dry DOC Prosecco NV

Brilliant straw-yellow in the glass, with tiny, persistent bubbles. Scents of acacia, peach, and pear flowers on the nose. Initially cool and soft on the palate, giving way to fruity traces. Perfect as an aperitif, extraordinary with seafood pasta.

Reg. btl. price $17          Sale case price $168

109109.    Le Dolci Colline Brut DOC Prosecco NV

Deliciously light, fruity, aromatic Prosecco with oodles of apple and peach on the nose and a soft, intriguing finish. Easy to drink, difficult to resist. Pairs well with poached pears.

Reg. btl. price $19          Sale case price $168

110110.    Mercat Brut DO Cava NV

Delicate bead and soft golden color. The nose bursts with peach, dried apricot, green apple and hints of cream. On the palate, notes of papaya and pear are rounded out with Meyer lemon and hazelnut, finishing with crisp acidity and freshness. Crack a bottle the next time you shuck fresh oysters.

Reg. btl. price $17          Sale case price $168

111111.    Jean Perrier & Fils Brut AOC Vin de Savoie  NV

100% Jacquère, the chief white wine grape of the Savoie region. Aromatics of ripe, tart fruit and minerality lead to a crisp palate accentuated by the vibrant mousse. The wine sees some dosage, which adds roundness and body to the mouthfeel. A natural choice for dessert and cheese courses.

Reg. btl. price $20          Sale case price $204

 

Spirits

112-S1S1. Primo Vodka Mendoza, Argentina

Argentine vodka distilled from Malbec grapes. Truly unique stuff! Clean and vital, distilled three times, resulting in a bright, crisp spirit that communicates the flavors of its grapes. Sip it neat or with dry lavender soda.

Reg. btl. price $36          Sale bottle price $30

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