2014 Spring Case Lot Sale

Here’s a PDF of our Spring CLS wines: BROCHURE Spring CLS 2014 FINAL.

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French Red

11.        Domaine Ravaut Côtes de Nuits-Villages 2010 Burgundy

Sumptuous, terroir-driven red Burgundy. 100% Pinot Noir sourced from 45-year-old vines, aged in oak for 18 months. Dominant aromas and flavors of dark cherry and candied apple meld with black truffle and wet hay. A wonderful companion to beef tartare.

Reg. btl. price $32   Sale case price $336

22.        Domaine Thenard Clos Saint-Pierre 1er Cru Givry 2010 Burgundy

Givry, an appellation in the Côtes Chalonnaise, produces stellar Burgundy at stellar prices, and Domaine Thenard is considered the top estate in the area. A beautiful mix of cherries, raspberries and wet earth that lingers on the finish. Enjoy with Cajun-style blackened salmon.

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

33.        Château du Petit Thouars Cépage Cabernet Franc 2009 Loire Valley

Winemaker Michel Pinard is dedicated to producing new-school wines that also honor centuries-old French winemaking tradition. Raspberry, blueberry, lavender and cocoa with just a kiss of dried cranberry on the finish. Fabulous Loire Valley Cabernet Franc, delicious with rare prime rib.

Reg. btl. price $15   Sale case price $132

44.        The Vineyard Vin Rouge NV Pays d’Hérault

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

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

55.        Le Roujal Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Pays d’Oc

Fun French wine at a fun price! The bright coastal sunshine of the Mediterranean beautifully ripens the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, making for complex, deep, mouth-filling red wine. Cassis and dark berries explode on the palate. Terrific weeknight wine for meaty slow cooker meals.

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


66.       
Domaine Saint-Jacques d’Albas Minervois 2011 Languedoc-Roussillon

The Languedoc-Roussillon region continues to provide stunning wines that are also affordable. An aromatic blend of 60% Syrah, 20% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre, with plum and black cherry underlined by notes of smoke and dried herbs on the finish. Juicy, ripe wine perfect for spring barbecues.

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

77.        Cadet du Roy Bordeaux Supérieur 2011 Bordeaux

Who doesn’t love value-driven Bordeaux Supérieur blends? They lead with Merlot, they’re always great values, and they pair with everything. Enjoy deep flavors of cassis and dark cherry with a dusting of cocoa powder. Bright acidity and fresh fruit give this wine Supérieur sippability.

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

88.        Château Lanessan Haut-Médoc  2010 Bordeaux

James Suckling awarded this Cabernet Sauvignon blend 92 points: “Soft and silky, with lovely fruit and a long and caressing texture. Excellent core of fruit. Solid for the vintage. An excellent Lanessan.” Terrific aging potential like so many 2010 Bordeaux, and it’s already drinking well.

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

99.        Château Fourcas-Dumont Listrac-Médoc 2006 Bordeaux

Since the 2006 vintage, this château rechristened itself Fourcas-Borie. It lies in the middle of the Listrac appellation, between Margaux and Pauillac. Primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has mellowed beautifully with bottle age. C’est magnifique!

Reg. btl. price $32   Sale case price $312

1010.     Château Teyssier Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2010 Bordeaux

We think this is amazing right-bank Bordeaux from Jonathan Maltus, one of the original garagistes. Wine Advocate agrees. “This dense purple wine exhibits oodles of creme de cassis and licorice, hints of subtle barbecue smoke and toast, terrific texture and a long, succulent, fleshy finish. 92 points.”

Reg. btl. price $46   Sale case price $480

1111.     Pauillac de Lynch-Bages 2009 Bordeaux

If you love Bordeaux, hearing “Lynch-Bages” likely makes your heart beat faster. In 2010, for only the second time, Château Lynch-Bages made a third wine, after their grand vin and their second label, Echo de Lynch-Bages. All the heritage and character of this famed Pauillac estate shines through.

Reg. btl. price $59   Sale case price $564

1212.     The Vineyard Côtes du Rhône 2010 Rhône Valley

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

1313.     Yves Cheron Les Dentelles Côtes du Rhône 2010 Rhône Valley

SUSTAINABLE. Yves, a Burgundian viticulturist, left Beaune in 1982 to develop his family’s new domaine in the southern Rhône. Les Dentelles is 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah with aromas of wild cherry, raspberry and blackberry cut with lively acidity. Great for spicy south Indian dishes.

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

1414.     Réserve de l’Abbé Côtes du Rhône 2011 Rhône Valley

A generous, fruit-driven blend of Grenache and Syrah that really delivers for the price. Fragrant and powerful, with aromas of red currant, strawberry and cherry decorated with black pepper and cinnamon. Medium-bodied with fine tannins, this wine shines with char-grilled lamb chops.

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

1515.     Domaine de Coste Chaude Cuvée La Rocaille Visan 2009 Rhône Valley

This is Villages-level Rhône red from the producer of our private-label CDR. Grenache dominates with blueberry and strawberry preserves, while Syrah balances all that fruit with earth and baking spice. Fresh and vibrant with plush tannins. Enjoy with citrus-brined pork loin.

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

1616.     Paul Jaboulet Aîné Les Jalets Crozes-Hermitage 2009 Rhône Valley

100% Syrah from the northern Rhône. “Jalets” are the glacially-deposited rocks that cover this vineyard site, much like they do further south in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. They hold the day’s warmth and ripen the fruit, leading to powerful, concentrated wine. Serve with braised lamb.

Reg. btl. price $24   Sale case price $252

French White

1717.     Domaine Bernard Millot Les Corvées Puligny-Montrachet 2011 Burgundy

The Chardonnays of Puligny-Montrachet are elegant, nuanced expressions of the grape. Les Corvées blooms with white flowers, hazelnuts, sweet citrus and chalky minerality, and it has an electric presence on the palate that will really sing with a decadent terrine of duck.

Reg. btl. price $52   Sale case price $540

1818.     Domaine Nicolas Brunet Vouvray Sec 2011 Loire Valley

100% Chenin Blanc from winemakers with eight generations of history in the Loire. Ripe and mouth-filling, as good Vouvray should be. Almond, white plum, clove and Meyer lemon are enlivened by brisk acidity and purity of fruit. Great with fragrant, subtly spicy Bengali fish curry.

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

1919.     Domaine de la Chauvinière Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie 2012 Loire Valley

Made from the Melon de Bourgogne grape and aged sur lie, on the yeast used to ferment the wine, which fleshes out the palate and adds complexity. This is a drier, leaner style of Muscadet, with a focused palate of lemon rind and white flowers. Always a boon companion to raw shellfish.

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

2020.     The Vineyard Vin Blanc 2012 Hauts de Badens

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

2121.     Domaine de Ballade Sauvignon Colombard 2012 Gascony

Fresh and lively Côtes de Gascogne white wine with an incredible balance between tantalizing fruit and mouthwatering acidity. Fragrances of lemon curd and white flowers lead to a palate dominated by creamy citrus notes. Great-value white wine for grilled vegetable pasta.

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

2222.     Château Paulin Entre-deux-Mers 2012 Bordeaux

Entre-deux-Mers means “between two seas”—the “seas” being Bordeaux’s Dordogne and Garonne rivers. Sauvignon Blanc plays lead with 30% Sémillon and 20% Muscadelle. Base notes of citrus and gooseberry are offset by wet rock and lime. Perfect with a platter of figs and soft cheeses.

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

2323.     La Fleur d’Amélie Blanc 2011 Bordeaux

Delicious white Bordeaux made primarily from Sauvignon Blanc with a dose of Sémillon for body and texture. The palate is dominated by citrus and floral notes with undertones of chalk and flint. Zesty and refreshing as a springtime aperitif or with saucy shellfish pastas.

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

2424.     Château Pesquié Terrasses Blanc 2012 Rhône Valley

Bold white wine from the southern Rhône with an arresting bouquet of lime pulp, marzipan and herbes de Provence. The palate is viscous and demands attention, offering rich fruit backed by crisp acidity and stony minerality. Enjoy with grilled scallops on black truffle risotto.

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

Domestic Red

2525.     Broc Cellars Carignan 2012 Alexander Valley, California

Chris Brockway makes site-specific wines with small lots of grapes from choice California vineyards. His Carignan, from 120-year-old vines, explodes with dark cherry, blueberry and red currant. Fresh, fruity, really unique red that’s light enough to pair with braised chicken and vegetables.

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

2626.     Alchemist Pinot Noir 2011 Willamette Valley, Oregon

Delicious Pinot Noir from the “miracle vintage,” when an Indian Summer finally ripened the latest harvest in Willamette history. The Rainier cherry and strawberry fruit shines on what is otherwise a Burgundian-leaning blend of fruit from four prize vineyards. Stunning with roast capon.

Reg. btl. price $32   Sale case price $312

2727.     Hendry HRW Pinot Noir 2012 Napa Valley, California

Napa Valley Pinot this good is a rarity at this price point! Ripe red fruits dominate the bouquet, accented by smoky hints of dried herbs. Candied raspberries and tart cherry preserves caress the broad, ample palate. Smoked Scottish salmon would nicely showcase this Pinot’s best attributes.

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

2828.     Broadley Vineyards Pinot Noir 2012 Willamette Valley, Oregon

Unfiltered Pinot Noir that’s ample and deep, boasting notes of blackberry and spice. The bouquet is all ripe dark fruit, while the palate swims with blackberries and Montmorency cherries. Juicy and concentrated, this is wonderful Oregon Pinot. Rub some sirloin with olive oil, garlic and orange zest and enjoy!

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

2929.     Flowers Pinot Noir 2011 Sonoma Coast, California

The folks at Flowers have a well-deserved reputation for beguiling Pinot Noir, and their 2011 bottling shows why. Aromas of wild berries, savory dried herbs and subtle earthiness intrigue the senses before Bing cherry, rhubarb, and pomegranate attack the palate. An elegant match for roast duck.

Reg. btl. price $52   Sale case price $552

3030.     The Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon NV Central Coast, California

When you need a Cabernet with loads of ripe fruit and relaxed tannins under $15, look no further than our private label. Punches well above its price point.

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

3131.     Oak Grove Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 California

Oak Grove makes a full lineup of unpretentious, affordable, surprisingly delicious wines, and this easy-drinking Cabernet Sauvignon is no exception. Zesty spice notes add a highlight to rich dark berry fruit. Food-friendly, bistro-style Cab that’s great to stock up on for pizza night.

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

3232.     The Rule Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Napa Valley, California

Aged in 100% French oak, The Rule is full-bodied, modern Napa Cabernet that packs a lot of fruit in a small package. Strawberry, currant, vanilla and tobacco rule the nose while black cherry and toasty oak regulate the palate. This wine would rule with roast beef on rye, extra horseradish.

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

3333.     Blue Rock Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Alexander Valley, California

Exceptionally balanced Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon, with rich blueberry and black currant followed by cigar box and a touch of earth on the back end. Terrific purity of fruit and a persistent finish make this so much more than a pretty bottle. Splurge on a porterhouse worthy of this wine.

Reg. btl. price $50   Sale case price $516

3434.     Mazzocco Zinfandel 2011 Sonoma County, California

This Zinfandel is leavened with 4% Cabernet Sauvignon for added complexity. Assertive aromas and flavors of boysenberry, blackberry and raspberry with notes of cherry cola, mocha and white pepper. Fire up the grill, rub a whole chicken with Tunisian tabil spice and enjoy.

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

3535.     Zinsane Zinfandel 2012 Lodi, California

Zinsane is a counter to a lot of the clumsy, overblown Lodi Zinfandel on the market at this price point. This is the lighter side of Zin: well-balanced and exuberant, showing raspberry, crunchy cherry and blueberry. Fun, delicious and just a little bit tangy, it’s ideal with peppery flank steak.

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

3636.     Barrel 27 Right Hand Man Syrah 2011 Central Coast, California

Barrel 27 takes its inspiration from Côte-Rotie for this blend of 93% Syrah and 7% Viognier. Blackberry, strawberry liqueuer and blood orange spread across the creamy palate. Viognier adds a fresh floral complement to Syrah’s weighty fruit. Got a beef stew in mind? Get this wine.

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

3737.     Aviary Red Wine 2010 Napa Valley, California

A luscious red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Merlot and Petite Sirah. Fruity and balanced, with aromas of cherry and black currant alongside hints of nutmeg and truffle. Lush and ripe on the palate, with soft tannins and a cedar-y finish. This is a drink-it-with-anything California red.

Reg. btl. price $32   Sale case price $216

3838.     Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvée 2011 Sonoma County, California

Gundlach Bundschu is the oldest family-owned winery in California (1858), and this is their kitchen-sink blend of mostly estate-grown fruit. Loaded with black plum, currant and allspice with a smoky black tea note on the finish. Rich, fruit-forward wine that will delight with a New York strip.

Reg. btl. price $25   Sale case price $228

3939.     Hendry Red 2009 Napa Valley, California

Always a blend of the five red Bordeaux grapes, Hendry’s 2009 Red leads with Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Blackcurrant and blueberry flavors are wrapped in nuances of mint and cocoa. Elegant wine of depth and complexity, screaming good with aged Stilton.

Reg. btl. price $49   Sale case price $468

4040.     Americano Petite Sirah 2011 California

Well-balanced and full-bodied, with aromas that remind us of nothing as much as they do fresh-baked blueberry pie. Those dark berry flavors repeat on the palate with vanilla, black cherry and cardamom. Try it with baked ziti loaded with spicy Italian sausage, onions and peppers.

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

4141.     Two Angels Petite Sirah 2008 High Valley, California

Sourced from the Shannon Ridge Vineyards in Lake County, where high elevations beget wines of deep concentration and finesse. Savory aromas of ripe blackberry and raspberry, violets, and ripe plum, with plush tannins and refreshing acidity. Powerful wine meant for robust game dishes.

Reg. btl. price $30   Sale case price $228

Domestic White

4242.     Pavi Wines Pinot Grigio 2010 Napa Valley, California

From one of California’s leading growers of Italian grape varieties, Pavi’s Pinot Grigio hews to the classic Italian style. It’s light, aromatic and refreshing, with melon, pear and pineapple complemented by notes of fig and lemon. Terrific as an aperitif or with light pasta dishes.

Reg. btl. price $16   Sale case price $132

4343.     Guild Winemakers Lot #7 White Wine 2012 Columbia Valley, Oregon

An enigmatic blend of Pinot Gris (60%), Riesling (25%) and Chardonnay (15%) that delivers steely, zesty aromas of ripe honeydew melon and fresh-cut apple. The palate is ripe, round and melony before finishing with Granny Smith tartness. Try it with soft, ripe cheeses like Taleggio.

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

4444.     Banyan Gewürztraminer 2013 Monterey County, California

A zesty little Gewürztraminer that’s floral, fruity and spicy at a price that won’t make you feel guilty for opening another bottle. White peach, lemon and watermelon combine on the palate with green cardamom and white flowers. A charming companion to spicy Thai or Indian cuisine.

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

4545.     Roots Fairsing Vineyard Chardonnay 2011 Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon

Roots produces a number of single-vineyard wines that exude a definite sense of place. Their Fairsing shows crisp, minerally aromas of kumquat, lemon and straw, with a long, lean palate that should please any fan of Old World Chardonnay. Serve it with sumptuous, savory steamed mussels.

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

4646.     Seabiscuit Ranch Chardonnay 2012 Mendocino County, California

Delightfully rich, pleasant and sophisticated. Packed with flavors of Meyer lemon, kiwi and pomegranate. Small oak barrels and aging on the lees add fullness to the palate along with tones of vanilla and just a hint of caramel. Pop a bottle next time you’re thinking pasta alla carbonara.

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

4747.     Muirwood Chardonnay 2012 Arroyo Seco, California

Sometimes you need a glass of buttery Chardonnay. Muirwood’s shows plenty of ripe tropical fruit and enough butter to please the pickiest of California Chardonnay lovers, all complemented by thirst-quenching drinkability. We like ours with savory fish tacos spiked with chipotle crema.

Reg. btl. price $15   Sale case price $132

4848.     Voss Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Napa Valley, California

Single-vineyard Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, a Californian adventure from the owner of Australia’s Yalumba Winery. Lively on the palate, with grapefruit, lime zest, gooseberry and tropical fruit. Luminous wine, it should be delicious with white bean, sausage and kale stew.

Reg. btl. price $20   Sale case price $180

4949.     Origine Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Russian River Valley, California

Cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc from a single vineyard planted to the Musqué clone, which makes for an incredibly aromatic expression of the variety. Mango and pineapple dance with tangerine, lemon peel, kiwi and lemongrass. Crisp, clean and exquisite with trout amandine.

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

5050.     The Vineyard Chardonnay NV Central Coast, California

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

Italian Red

5151.     Castello di Meleto Toscana Rosso Toscano 2008 Tuscany

Intense, fragrant and fruit-driven, this is a fun Super Tuscan. Primarily Sangiovese rounded out by Merlot, aged mostly in stainless with just a touch of oak. Ripe strawberry and plum with an intimation of Asian spice. Juicy but structured, it pairs nicely with buffalo tenderloin medallions.

Reg. btl. price $15   Sale case price $132

5252.     The Vineyard Chianti 2010 Tuscany

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

5353.     Mormoraia Chianti Colli Senesi 2012 Tuscany

100% Sangiovese from vineyards around the famous walled city of San Gimignano, near Siena. This Chianti shows aromas of ripe strawberry, spice and tobacco. The palate is brightly acidic and pleasantly tannic, and it’s ideal for a platter of assorted salumi and Italian cheeses.

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

5454.     Fontodi Chianti Classico 2009 Tuscany

Fontodi has deep roots in Tuscan wine production—you may have heard of Flaccianello, their flagship and annual entrant on Top 100 lists. Their Chianti Classico offers focused, scintillating aromas of Bing cherry, strawberry and forest floor. Enjoy with roast game fowl, especially quail.

Reg. btl. price $46   Sale case price $432

5555.     Talenti Brunello di Montalcino 2007 Tuscany

Brunello di Montalcino is arguably the pinnacle of Sangiovese, and Talenti’s 2007 is intense wine from an outstanding vintage. Tobacco, cedar and mint swirl around a core of ripe strawberry, with leathery, spicy hints from its oak regimen. Even more layered on the finish, this wine needs similarly full-bodied food, like wild boar Bolognese.

Reg. btl. price $67   Sale case price $684

5656.     Terralsole Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2006 Tuscany

Ponderous, elegant Brunello di Montalcino displaying extravagant complexity and focused structure. A dense aromatic palette features wild berries, marmalade, cedar and forest floor with an undertone of wet slate. Silky soft on the palate, this is a stunner that’ll be perfect with rich, creamy chicken tikka masala.

Reg. btl. price $65   Sale case price $732

5757.     Il Faggio Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2012 Abruzzo

Il Faggio means “beech tree,” a reference to the lush greenery of Abruzzo’s Adriatic coastline. Round and juicy, this Montepulciano is decorated with flavors of blackberry, dark cherry, coffee and chocolate. At this price, stock up for the next time you have a tableful for spaghetti night.

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

5858.     Vinicola del Sannio Aglianico Beneventano 2010 Campania

Aglianico thrives in sunny southern Italy, where its heavy acids and tannins have earned it the nickname “Barolo of the South.” Intense and rich, exploding with layers of blackberry and cherry with hints of graphite and spice on the finish. Grill a platter of sausages and have fun!

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

5959.     Scarbolo Merlot 2011 Friuli-Venezia Giulia

From a family-owned winery in Italy’s far northeast, where the cool climate leads to a uniquely refined presentation of Italian Merlot. Fragrant aromas of wild berry, plum and bruised violet. Soft and gentle on the palate, with warming tannins. Enjoy it with classic American pot roast.

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

6060.     Castello Monaci Pilùna Primitivo Salento 2011 Puglia

Primitivo and Zinfandel are both clones of the same native Croatian grape, and one can expect from Primitivo similarly broad, ripe black fruit and spice aromas with notes of pepper and toasty vanilla. Robust and concentrated on the palate, it will pair nicely with saucy beef ribs.

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

6161.     Giacomo Grimaldi Dolcetto d’Alba 2012 Piemonte

Dolcetto (“the little sweet one”) can make delightfully friendly, approachable Piemontese wines that lack neither structure nor nuance. With bold blueberry and currant surrounded by a distinct leathery component, this is molto bene with mushroom and sausage ragú over Parmesan polenta.

Reg. btl. price $20   Sale case price $180

6262.     Claudio Morelli La Vigna delle Terrazze Sangiovese 2010 Marche

Sangiovese in the Marche tends toward a riper style than in neighboring Tuscany. All-stainless production means Morelli’s showcases vibrant, bright cherry and raspberry fruit without any distractions from oak. Plays well with others, especially meaty ravioli and tomato sauce.

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

6363.     Lenotti Valpolicella Classico 2011 Veneto

Besides its famous Amarones, Valpolicella is known for lighter-bodied red wines. Lenotti’s shows classic sour cherry aromas with a dusting of white pepper and bitter almond on the finish. Refreshing, easy-drinking red that should perform nicely alongside lighter grilled meats.

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

6464.     Brigaldara Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2008 Veneto

The grapes are hand-selected in the vineyard for maximum sun exposure before 120 days in the drying loft. Large neutral oak barrels are used for aging so as not to overshadow the rich dried fruit and spice notes in this velvety Amarone. Delicious with bacon-wrapped backstrap of venison or elk.

Reg. btl. price $67   Sale case price $636

Italian White

6565.     Bruni Plinio Vermentino Maremma 2012 Tuscany

Plinio is named to honor Pliny the Elder, who wrote the first manual about viticulture. His namesake Vermentino is fragrant and exotic, bursting with tropical fruit and citrusy tones. White pear and fresh lemon dominate the delightfully refreshing palate. An inspired pairing for lobster tempura.

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

6666.     Castelvero Cortese 2012 Piemonte

While Castelvero’s Cortese grapes come from beyond Gavi’s confines, you can expect the same light-bodied, thirst-quenching grapefruit, lemon and mineral notes. Get working on some tuna handrolls and enjoy!

Reg. btl. price $10   Sale case price $96

6767.     Sant’Elena Pinot Grigio Klodic 2009 Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Not your standard Pinot Grigio, Klodic gets its deep color and aromatics from extended maceration on the skins and six months’ aging on the lees. Intensely perfumed on the nose, where daffodil, white peach and ripe Meyer lemon play. A full-throated companion to wild mushroom risotto.

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

6868.     Carlin de Paolo Arneis Terre Alfieri 2012 Piemonte

Arneis can be a difficult grape to grow, its name meaning “little rascal” in the Piemontese dialect. Carlin de Paolo’s shows clear, clean aromas of ripe pear and apricot, with white flowers reminding us spring is just around the corner. Invigorating as an aperitif or with a simple shrimp cocktail.

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

Germany

6969.     Von der Leyen Dry Riesling 2012 Nahe

Gorgeous, affordable dry German Riesling! Tropical fruit and floral aromas with a touch of Riesling’s lovely petrol note. Luscious and peachy on the palate with a hint of citrus adding lift. The finish is crisp and clean, with zippy acidity. Great wine for spicy harissa-rubbed chicken.

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

Austria

7070.     Glatzer Riedencuvée Zweigelt 2012 Carnuntum

Zweigelt is a cross of Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent, two of Austria’s native grapes. This bottling from Walter Glatzer is a riot of cherries and raspberries, with supple tannins and wonderful drinkability. Pair it with herb-crusted roast pork loin and garlicky mashed potatoes.

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

71.     Hillinger First Hill White 2011 Burgenland

A light and fresh cuvée of 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Welschriesling and 10% Grüner Veltliner. Fresh, fruity and floral on the nose, with green apple and pear notes kissed by a hint of pepper. The palate is well-balanced, with bright acidity elevating all that fruit. Wonderful with crab legs!

Reg. btl. price $17   Sale case price $180

Spanish Red

7272.     Viña Zorzal Tempranillo 2012 Navarra

Unoaked but incredibly deep and bright, with aromas of red currant, raspberry, and strawberry. The berries persist on the palate, which is round and full. Enjoy this easy-drinking treat with aged Manchego and chorizo.

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

7373.     Radio Boca Tempranillo 2012 Valencia

Extraordinarily concentrated, ripe and modern, with juicy berry flavors spread across the broad palate. Hints of cocoa and crushed violets add finesse to wine that over-delivers for the price. You’ll love it with fried chicken.

Reg. btl. price $16   Sale case price $132

7474.     Real Compañía de Vinos Garnacha 2011 Castilla

Cherry and vanilla bean aromas dominate the intriguing, engaging nose. Strawberry jam is the first flavor one notices on the palate, though there are spicy touches along the middle. Bold wine, finishing with white pepper and black tea. Delicious with grilled cider-brined pork chops.

Reg. btl. price $16   Sale case price $132

7575.     Camino de Navaherreros Garnacha 2012 Madrid

The aromatics of this wine alone are worth the price of admission! Luxuriously perfumed, with red berry preserves leading Asian spice notes and a distinct dark floral character. Juicy berry flavors with accents of star anise and baking spices. Very fruity, perfect for smoked brisket.

Reg. btl. price $19   Sale case price $192

7676.     D. Ventura Pena do Lobo Mencía 2011 Ribeira Sacra

If you don’t know Mencía, allow us to introduce you to our current obsession. Deep, lush fruit aromas combine with hints of black licorice. The palate is plush and ripe, with a mineral essence framed by dense, dark fruit. Try it with P’tit Basque cheese for a mind-blowing experience.

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

Spanish White

7777.     Torres Verdeo Verdejo 2012 Rueda

Verdejo can make extraordinarily enjoyable light white wines. Distinct citrus and tropical fruits are accented by kiwi, green apple and Asian pear. Fresh and elegant, it will shine next to patatas bravas and smoked mussels.

Reg. btl. price $16   Sale case price $132

7878.     Viña Cartín Albariño 2011 Rías Baixas

Refreshing pear and melon on the nose lead to apple and lime peel on the palate. Clean, crisp, modern white wine with the crackling acidity characteristic of the variety. When we think Albariño, we think char-grilled baby octopus with a light lemon-coriander vinaigrette.

Reg. btl. price $17   Sale case price $144

7979.     Vetiver Rioja Blanco 2010 Rioja

Cool nights keep acidity levels high as Viura grapes ripen during the sweltering Rioja summer. Five months’ oak aging mellows that acidity and adds earthy notes that mingle with the bright tropical flavors. Delicious with all sorts of food, but perfect with cedar plank salmon.

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

8080.     Fernández Gómez Selección Familia Blanca 2012 Rioja

A Viura-dominated blend seasoned with Garnacha Blanca and Malvasia. Intensely fruity and floral on the nose, with stone fruit and pear dancing above a light florality. Nuances of peach and nectarine balance the savory acidity on the palate. A superb choice for buttery steamed lobster.

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

Portugal

8181.     Monte Velho Branco 2012 Alentejo

A fruity yet crisp, lightly floral white blend of Antão Vaz, Roupeiro and Perrum. You’ve never heard of them? Don’t worry about it, just enjoy. Refreshing, crowd-pleasing, and delicious with Cuban-style black beans.

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

South Africa

8282.     Versus Crisp and Fruity 2013 Western Cape

Says it right there on the label: “Crisp and Fruity.” Believe the package, people! An easy-drinking blend of Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc with fresh, vivacious tropical and citrus notes. Great-value wine for every occasion, from a seafood dinner to drinks enjoyed beforehand.

Reg. btl. price $10   Sale case price $96

8383.     Nederburg Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Coastal Region

Refreshing and ripe, with passion fruit, guava and gooseberry layered with elderflower blossoms, nettle and lime. The palate is fresh and lively with appealing weight and a mouthwatering finish. Try it alongside quiche studded with mushrooms, chèvre, fresh thyme and tarragon.

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

8484.     Edgebaston The Pepper Pot Red Blend 2012 Western Cape

72% Syrah rounded out by Mourvèdre, Cinsaut, Grenache and Tannat. Aromas of crushed black pepper, dark mulberry and mixed berry coulis. Fruity, spicy dark red berry flavors flow on the juicy palate, which is structured enough to thrive next to complex dishes like tagine of lamb.

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

85.     Tormentoso Syrah & Mourvèdre 2010 Paarl

Intensely aromatic, with notes of orange peel, leather, cigar tobacco, anise and dark, plummy fruit. Full-bodied with layers of black fruit and leather notes. The dark fruit and sweet spice of the Syrah marry well with the juicy Mourvèdre, and even better with rich, cheesy, meaty lasagna.

Reg. btl. price $17   Sale case price $144

Argentina

8686.     Tahuan Malbec by Ernesto Catena 2011 Mendoza

A light floral lift and a kiss of oak accent the nose of blueberry and plum. Sumptuous blue and black fruit grace the full-bodied palate, and Asian spices linger on the compelling finish. You’ll love it with Malbec-braised short ribs.

Reg. btl. price $16   Sale case price $132

8787.     Pietro Marini Roble Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah 2008 Salta

In Argentina’s far northwest, nestled at the foothills of the Andes, the warm days ripen the fruit while the cool desert nights help the grapes maintain food-friendly acidity. This wine is all about balance, with lush, ripe Cabernet playing off spicy, peppery Syrah. Lamb loves this wine.

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

8888.     Cameron Hughes Lot 358 Malbec 2011 Mendoza

Juicy texture and luxurious fruit, with a bouquet of black cherry and plum that repeats on the palate. It’s long and lovely on the finish, with enough intriguing tannins to encourage another sip—preferably with spicy pizza.

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

8989.     Don David Tannat Reserve by Michel Torino 2011 Calchaqui Valley

Dark black fruit and spice aromas invite a sip—which is where it gets you. Broodingly tannic wine (hence the grape’s name), with intense blackberry accompanied by oak, vanilla and pepper. Tannin loves fat, and vice versa, so try this big boy with a well-marbled, medium-rare ribeye.

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

9090.     Ferllen Malbec Reserva 2010 Mendoza

Beautiful, elegant Malbec aged 9 months in oak barrels. This allows the wine’s disparate parts—the deep, luscious fruit, the earth notes, the spice—time to integrate, as well as adding fine oak tannins to the wine’s already impressive structure. Enjoy it with Memphis-style baby back ribs.

Reg. btl. price $31   Sale case price $312

9191.     Zuccardi Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Mendoza

Hand-harvested Cabernet Sauvignon aged 12 months in new French oak. Intense notes of red and black fruits, like morello cherries and ripe plums. Black pepper and clove mingle with vanilla, tobacco, chocolate and smoke. Skewer some beef tips, light a fire and get kebabbing.

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

9292.     Valentin Bianchi Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Mendoza

Spice and crushed flower aromas outline prominent cassis and berry notes. The palate is soft and inviting, with oaky notes laying a foundation for the abundant dark fruit on display. Put it next to fire-grilled steaks dressed with chimichurri—this is Argentine Cab, after all.

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

9393.     Clara Benegas Chardonnay 2012 Mendoza

Crisp unoaked chardonnay from the Uco Valley. Fragrant fresh citrus aromas meet passion fruit, pineapple and white pear. Enjoy with minced scallop and avocado tartare.

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

9494.     Reunión Torrontés 2012 Salta

Sustainably farmed, single-vineyard Torrontés. Fresh and lively with intense flavors of peach, jasmine and orange blossom leading to a light, delicate, floral finish. The white flower and peach notes in Torrontés make it a great foil for spicy cuisines. Try it with Thai panang curry.

Reg. btl. price $16   Sale case price $132

Chile

9595.     Ritual Pinot Noir 2012 Casablanca Valley

A partnership between Veramonte and Paul Hobbs, Ritual is elegant, structured Pinot Noir made with hand-selected fruit from estate vineyards. The wine brims with bright aromas and flavors of black cherries, raspberry and plum. Open a bottle with beef cheeks braised with garlic and fennel.

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

9696.     Cono Sur Reserva Especial Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Casablanca Valley

A strong maritime influence and red clay minerality combine in this refreshing, crisp Sauvignon Blanc. Citrus notes of grapefruit and key lime meld exquisitely with green apples and white peaches. Fresh, delicate wine that can be served alongside salads or light pastas, or enjoyed solo.

Reg. btl. price $15   Sale case price $132

Australia

9797.     Plantagenet Omrah Chardonnay 2012 Western Australia

Elegant cool-climate Chardonnay with lemon curd and white peach aromas. A touch of well-integrated, savory oak on the palate creates a creaminess balanced by a line of bright green apple acidity. Pretty, satisfying wine sure to please Meursault fans, and it’s a real treat with baked cod.

Reg. btl. price $20   Sale case price $156

9898.     Peter Lehmann Layers White Blend 2010 Adelaide

A unique blend of Sémillon, Muscat, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris. Aromas of citrus, hints of peach and an elevated spiciness. Soft and creamy in the mouth, it shows depth on the palate and finishes fresh with a mouthful of crunchy fruit. Pop a bottle with creamy, tangy seafood salad.

Reg. btl. price $16   Sale case price $96

9999.     Wirra Wirra Scrubby Rise Red Blend 2012 Adelaide

A delicious blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, traditionally a minor player in red Bordeaux blends. Plump, juicy red and black fruits swim the length of the palate on a sea of mocha. Smooth enough for cocktail hour, complex enough to stand up to rich roasted meats.

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

100100.     Kilikanoon Killerman’s Run Shiraz/Grenache 2010 South Australia

A perfumed, inviting bouquet of black cherry, raspberry and thyme. Soft, accessible and fleshy on the palate, with luxurious, supple tannins. The peppery finish is sweet-smoky, with a lingering note of bitter chocolate. Spicy, earthy Moroccan dishes would pair quite well.

Reg. btl. price $24   Sale case price $192

New Zealand

101101.     Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Marlborough

Expansive yet refined Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc. Pungent aromas of tropical fruit with hints of sea and smoke. Grapefruit and white pepper underline the recurring tropical fruit notes. Persistent on the finish, with bright citrus acidity adding length. Sear some scallops and pour a glass.

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

102102.     Fernlands Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough

Excellent value, textbook New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with plenty of zesty fruit and grassy aromas. Zippy, lime-y and subtly herbaceous on the palate, with a refreshing, dry finish. Stock up on this little lovely and prepare for fresh fruit salads on the patio this spring and summer.

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

Dessert Wine

103103.     Mountain View Moscato 2011 California

Slightly sweet but not over-the-top, this still Moscato is ever so pleasing to drink, with wonderful aromas and flavors of honeysuckle and stone fruit. Sip it with a slice of pear tarte tatin.

Reg. btl. price $16   Sale case price $132

104104.     Bonneau Nectar de Carneros Sweet Chardonnay 2009 Carneros, California (375 mL)

Late-harvest Chardonnay hand-picked from Bonneau’s estate vineyards. The bright aromas of apricots, white peaches & ripe pears lead to a full, rich, honeyed palate. Baklava, anyone?

Reg. btl. price $20   Sale case price $180

Sparkling Wine

105105.     Hillinger Secco NV Burgenland, Austria

This sparkling rosé of Austrian Pinot Noir is serious wine with a wink, boasting vivacious aromas of strawberries and cream. Elegant, fine bubbles dance across the full-bodied palate, which is fruity and expressive with bright acidity. Versatile enough to go from apps to dessert.

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

106106.     Carbó Cava Brut NV Spain

Clean and brilliant pale gold in color, offering inviting aromas of apples and a slight toasty oak note. Fresh and clean on the palate, where green apples and tropical fruits lead gracefully into the creamy, persistent finish. Pair this with chicken in a light cream sauce.

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

107107.     Val de Mer French Sparkling Non Dosé NV Burgundy, France

Burgundian bubbles from Chablis star Patrick Piuze. Lush notes of green apple, marzipan and quince cross a palate lined with a distinct mineral character. Full-bodied and refreshing, with bright, bubbly acidity that begs for classic baked brie en croute with apricot jam.

Reg. btl. price $30   Sale case price $300

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