2015 Spring Case Lot Sale

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Wines & Prices

French Red

0315CLS 011. Domaine Parent Bourgogne Rouge 2012 Burgundy

Sisters Anne and Catherine are the 12th generation of the Parent family to make wine in Burgundy. 100% Pinot Noir from vineyards in Pommard, aged 12 months in French oak. Cherry, strawberry and foresty earth notes.

Reg. btl. $31          Sale case $324

0315CLS 022. Maison l’Envoyé Bourgogne Rouge 2011 Burgundy

A regional bottling of several village wines plus a component of Savigny Premier Cru Les Marconnets. Raspberry aromas and baking spices lead, followed by crunchy red fruits, silky tannins and a nervy backbone of acidity.

Reg. btl. $35          Sale case $288

0315CLS 033. The Vineyard Vin Rouge NV France

Our private label French red blend is fresh and fruity with notes of raspberry and cranberry. Smooth and refreshing.

Reg. btl. $14          Sale case $120

0315CLS 044. Les Darons by Jeff Carrel 2013 Languedoc

60% Grenache, 25% Carignan, 15% Syrah, completely unoaked. Packed with ripe red cherry, strawberry and black plum underlined by plenty of spice and a nice mineral streak.

Reg. btl. $20          Sale case $180

0315CLS 055. Puydeval by Jeff Carrel 2012 Languedoc

A distinctive blend based on Cabernet Franc (58%, along with 28% Syrah and 14% Merlot). Original and unique, ripe and well-balanced. Spicy aromas of black cherry and blackberry with hints of anise and garrigue.

Reg. btl. $19          Sale case $204

0315CLS 066. Domaine du Pas Saint Martin La Pierre Frite Saumur 2012 Loire Valley

Certified-organic Cabernet Franc from vines averaging 25 years of age. Expressive and delicious red berry fruit enlivened by violet and lavender over hints of smoke.

Reg. btl. $20          Sale case $204

7. The Vineyard Côtes du Rhône 2012 Rhône Valley

Our private-label Rhône red is a great value from a renowned producer in the region. Loads of fruit and nice oaky spice.

Reg. btl. $15          Sale case $144

0315CLS 088. Domaine de la Guicharde Côtes du Rhône 2012 Rhône Valley

A blend of certified-organic Grenache and Syrah from estate vineyards. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in concrete. Rich and deeply concentrated, with flavors of dark wild berries and spice.

Reg. btl. $18          Sale case $180

0315CLS 099. Château de Montfaucon Baron Louis Lirac 2011 Rhône Valley

A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan, Counoise and Mourvèdre produced from 50-to-90-year-old vines in Lirac, just across the Rhône from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Substantial yet elegant, with raspberries, kirsch and spring flowers.

Reg. btl. $25          Sale case $252

0315CLS 1010. Domaine Jean Deydier Les Clefs d’Or Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2011 Rhône Valley

Brilliant CDP with lush flavors of raspberry, plum and blackberry coulis. Intense licorice and oak notes lead a finish tinged with charcoal and earth.

Reg. btl. $55          Sale case $492

0315CLS 1111. Château Haut-Peyrillat Médoc 2010 Bordeaux

Even portions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot aged in concrete. Earthy, savory and powerful, with layers of red currant, cedar, tobacco and mocha.

Reg. btl. $18          Sale case $180

0315CLS 1212. Fleur de Roc Saint-Émilion 2010 Bordeaux

Smooth, elegant and refined Saint-Émilion. 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc aged 6 months in oak. Full-bodied, with black cherry, leather and toasty oak.

Reg. btl. $25          Sale case $240

0315CLS 1313. Château Gautoul Cahors 2009 Sud-Ouest

A great example of why serious Malbec fans should learn to say “Cahors.” French Malbec accented by a touch of Tannat. Dried cherry and red plum fleshed out with oaky spice.

 Reg. btl. $23         Sale case $216

French White

0315CLS 1414. Domaine Duffour Côtes de Gascogne 2013 Gascony

Predominantly Colombard along with smaller amounts of Ugni Blanc and Gros Manseng. Clean, pure flavors of melon and citrus fruit with an engaging herbaceous note.

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0315CLS 1515. The Vineyard Vin Blanc 2012 France

Our house label French white blend is bright, fresh and citrusy, with lovely aromatics. Easy-drinking, approachable French white wine that won’t break the bank.

Reg. btl. $14          Sale case $120

0315CLS 1616. Jean Reverdy La Reine Blanche Sancerre 2013 Loire Valley

“The White Queen” is single-vineyard Sauvignon Blanc from Reverdy’s holdings in Verdigny, one of the top villages in the appellation. Fermented and aged in stainless steel to preserve the vibrant aromas of grapefruit, lime and lemongrass. Chalky minerality and bright acidity frame the finish.

Reg. btl. $33          Sale case $324

0315CLS 1717. Château Argadens Bordeaux Blanc 2012 Bordeaux

A blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc aged more than 4 months sur lie with frequent stirring. That lees-y richness shows on the palate, where the citrus fruit is underpinned by hints of vanilla and roasted almond.

Reg. btl. $17          Sale case $168

0315CLS 1818. Château du Seuil Graves Blanc 2011 Bordeaux

70% Sémillon, 30% Sauvignon Blanc partially fermented in new French oak barrels. Fresh citrus and nutty, honeyed notes make for a compelling glass of white Bordeaux.

Reg. btl. $29          Sale case $276

0315CLS 1919. Domaine Talmard Mâcon-Chardonnay 2013 Burgundy

The Talmards’ 50 acres of vineyard holdings in the Mâconnais surround the village of Chardonnay, thought to be the ancestral home of the variety. Vibrant grapefruit, green apple and peach with a stony mineral element.

Reg. btl. $21          Sale case $180

0315CLS 2020. Château de Puligny-Montrachet Clos-du-Château Bourgogne Blanc 2011 Burgundy

100% Chardonnay from a garden vineyard in front of the winery, which lies just across the road that forms the border of the Puligny-Montrachet appellation. Green apple, lemon and lime blossom form the core of this gorgeous Puligny-adjacent white Burgundy that totally over-delivers for its price point.

Reg. btl. $41          Sale case $432

0315CLS 2121. Château Pégau Cuvée Lône Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 2012 Rhône Valley

A side project from acclaimed Châteauneuf-du-Pape producer Domaine Pégau. 40% Clairette, 30% Bourboulenc, 20% Grenache Blanc, 10% Ugni Blanc. Nectarine and yellow peach with grace hints of honeysuckle and acacia.

Reg. btl. $23          Sale case $240

Domestic Red

0315CLS 2222. Montoya Pinot Noir 2012 Monterey County, California

Lush, ripe Pinot Noir at an unbeatable price! The inviting palate features red raspberry, cherry and cola, with smooth tannins and balanced acidity.

Reg. btl. $14          Sale case $144

0315CLS 2323. Bench Pinot Noir 2013 Sonoma Coast, California

Sourced primarily from cool-climate Sonoma Coast vineyards with a little Russian River Valley fruit for additional depth, structure and complexity. Bright and energetic, with complex aromas of cherries, earth and oaky spice.

Reg. btl. $24          Sale case $240

0315CLS 2424. Andrew Rich Verbatim Pinot Noir 2012 Willamette Valley, Oregon

Willamette Pinot aged 15 months in 30% new French oak. The bouquet of bright red fruit and barrel toast leads to a palate of darker fruit, cola and spice. Structured tannins and acidic cut balance the ripeness of the vintage.

Reg. btl. $35          Sale case $372

0315CLS 2525. Ampelos Syrache 2010 Santa Barbara County, California

It’s Syrah, it’s Grenache…it’s Syrache! Gorgeous Central Coast Rhône-style wine from certified-organic Ampelos vineyard (plus a little fruit from a warmer-climate site). Notes of cracked pepper and chocolate introduce the palate, brimming with rich cherry, blackberry and plum.

Reg. btl. $39          Sale case $384

0315CLS 2626. Highway 12 Sonoma Red 2013 Sonoma County, California

64% Merlot, 15% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec. Intense aromas of black cherry, fig, cassis and cedar. Rounded and soft on the palate, with smooth tannins and a gentle finish.

Reg. btl. $20          Sale case $204

0315CLS 2727. Bonny Doon A Proper Claret 2013 California

46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 15% Tannat, 13% Petit Verdot, 8% Syrah, 1% Petite Sirah. A Bordelaise blend from original Rhône Ranger Randall Grahm? It’s true, and it’s delicious. Plush black currant, plum and cedar spice.

Reg. btl. $22          Sale case $180

0315CLS 2828. Moshin Vineyards Molinari Vineyard Merlot 2009 Dry Creek Valley, California

Pinot Noir enthusiast Rick Moshin tends one acre of estate Merlot, which he turns into this beauty that keeps one foot in the Old World. Engaging aromas of dark cocoa, cherry and craisin. Subtle mint adds lift to earthy mocha and dried berry on the palate, and the finish lingers with presence and verve.

Reg. btl. $33          Sale case $324

0315CLS 2929. 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.

Reg. btl. $12          Sale case $120

0315CLS 3030. Gunsight Rock Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Paso Robles, California

Blackberry, sweet leather and a hint of smokiness on the nose. Belgian milk chocolate, nutmeg and black pepper add layers of complexity to bold fruit flavors of black currant and fig.

Reg. btl. $20          Sale case $204

0315CLS 3131. Red Mare Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Napa Valley, California

Who doesn’t love incredible savings on terrific Napa Cab? Beautiful aromas of ripe cherry and fresh raspberry accented by cassis, chocolate, clove and vanilla. Supple and delicate on the palate, with subdued tannins and a lengthy finish.

Reg. btl. $58          Sale case $360

0315CLS 3232. Grgich Hills Zinfandel 2010 Napa Valley, California

Zinfandel (co-fermented with 3% Petite Sirah for complexity and structure) from certified organic and biodynamic estate vineyards in Calistoga. Food-friendly Zin full of strawberry, red plum, orange zest and a hint of white pepper.

Reg. btl. $42          Sale case $444

Domestic White

0315CLS 3333. Flying Horse Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Napa Valley, California

The winemakers at Flying Horse blend a small percentage of Pinot Blanc into this delightful Napa Sauvignon Blanc, resulting in layers of honeydew, quince paste and lemongrass.

Reg. btl. $26          Sale case $240

0315CLS 3434. Kiona Chenin Blanc 2013 Columbia Valley, Washington

The climate and soils in eastern Washington are ideal for just about any type of wine grape, and this off-dry Chenin proves that truism deliciously. Bright green apples and tropical fruit with mouthwatering acidity.

Reg. btl. $16          Sale case $156

0315CLS 3535. Bonny Doon Beeswax Vineyard Picpoul 2013 Arroyo Seco, California

Native to the Languedoc in southern France, Picpoul also thrives in its limited Californian plantings. This single-vineyard bottling is exceptionally lemony with suggestions of melon, Asian pear and mint.

Reg. btl. $22          Sale case $180

0315CLS 3636. Skyline Artisan White 2013 Central Coast, California

A blend of 61% Riesling and 39% Sauvignon Blanc. Intensely fragrant with white flowers, jasmine and green apple notes. Mouthwatering acidity enlivens the apple and citrus.

Reg. btl. $20          Sale case $180

0315CLS 3737. Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Blanc 2012 Paso Robles, California

54% Grenache Blanc, 25% Viognier, 13% Roussanne, 8% Marsanne. Fruity, floral aromas of honeysuckle, apricot and candied grapefruit, with peach and lemon zest on the palate.

Reg. btl. $24          Sale case $240

0315CLS 3838. The Vineyard Chardonnay NV Central Coast, California

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

Reg. btl. $12          Sale case $120

0315CLS 3939. Charles & Charles Chardonnay 2013 Washington

Partially (22%) barrel-fermented and -aged Chardonnay from a mix of cool- and warm-climate vineyards. Baking spice, molasses and caramel over Pippin apple and quince.

Reg. btl. $14          Sale case $132

0315CLS 4040. Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay 2012 Sonoma County, California

If you love oak on your Chardonnay, look no further. 100% fermented and aged in French oak. Complex aromas of ripe pear, Meyer lemon, sage and lemon curd. Flavors of pear, apricot, and pastry are balanced by lively citrus notes.

Reg. btl. $36          Sale case $312

Italian Red

0315CLS 4141. Caruso & Minini Terre di Giumara Nero d’Avola 2011 Sicily

Sicily’s flagship red variety, Nero thrives in the island’s hot, dry climate. This bottling counters its typical concentration with tart strawberry acidity, mellow oaky spice and tannin.

Reg. btl. $18          Sale case $168

0315CLS 4242. Chionetti San Luigi Dogliani 2011 Piedmont

Dogliani DOCG is home to the finest Dolcetto in Piedmont, and San Luigi is Chionetti’s sexiest, most elegant bottling. Bright cherries and berries with a structured mineral core.

Reg. btl. $21          Sale case $192

0315CLS 4343. Talenti Trefolo 2013 Tuscany

60% Sangiovese, 40% Syrah and Canaiolo. Intense, fresh and fruity, with red cherry, strawberry and white pepper notes. Soft and full on the palate, finishing with smooth tannins.

Reg. btl. $21          Sale case $216

0315CLS 4444. Zenato Alanera Rosso Veronese 2012 Veneto

A blend of traditional Valpolicella varieties, half of which are dried in the same fashion as Amarone. The whole lot is aged 12 months in barrel to round out the tannins. Dried cherries and prunes, sweet spice, hints of coffee and tobacco.

Reg. btl. $25          Sale case $240

0315CLS 4545. The Vineyard Chianti 2012 Tuscany, Italy

Our private-label Chianti outperforms most competitors in its price range. Everything you could want in a Chianti: bright fruit, nicely balanced acidity and a long finish.

Reg. btl. $14          Sale case $144

0315CLS 4646. Fattoria di Lucignano Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2011 Tuscany

80% Sangiovese with traditional Chianti blending partners Canaiolo, Colorino and a touch of Merlot. Red cherry and strawberry, violet and earth notes bolstered by grippy tannins.

Reg. btl. $19          Sale case $168

0315CLS 4747. Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico 2011 Tuscany

Bright red cherry aromas mingle with floral and mineral hints. Silky, vibrant and balanced, with nice acidity and tannin complementing the warm-vintage fruit.

Reg. btl. $23          Sale case $240

0315CLS 4848. Campo alla Sughera Adèo Bolgheri Rosso 2010 Tuscany

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Bolgheri, where the “Super Tuscans” were born. Currant, pomegranate and plum with sweet spices and vanilla from aging in second-pass oak. Full-bodied and structured, long on the finish.

Reg. btl. $33          Sale case $252

0315CLS 4949. Villa Tirrena Rosso 2009 Lazio

Delightfully intense Merlot from high-elevation vineyards between Rome and Florence, overlooking Umbria. Ripe, pronounced and complex, with black plum, dark berry and Asian spice on the luxurious palate.

Reg. btl. $29          Sale case $252

0315CLS 5050. Brezza Langhe Nebbiolo 2013 Piedmont

In contrast to its big brothers, Barolo and Barbaresco, Langhe Nebbiolo is ready to enjoy much younger. 6 months in oak and 6 in bottle leave the wine fresh and exuberant, with hints of strawberry, cranberry and peach skin.

Reg. btl. $32          Sale case $324

0315CLS 5151. Gigi Rosso Arione Barolo 2010 Piedmont

From a single vineyard in Serralunga d’Alba with southern exposure. During 36 months in Slavonian oak, the wine develops a rich bouquet of licorice, dried flowers, ripe black cherries, earth and spice, with a subtle balsamic note.

Reg. btl. $56          Sale case $588

Italian White

0315CLS 5252. Icardi L’aurora Cortese 2013 Piedmont

Cortese, the grape used in the white wines of Gavi, is one of the most prized white grapes in Italy. Claudio Icardi’s Cortese bottling, from sustainably-farmed Piemontese vineyards, is rich and mouth-filling, with tropical pineapple notes balanced by floral elements and nice citric acidity.

Reg. btl. $15          Sale case $144

0315CLS 5353. Palladium Pinot Grigio 2013 Veneto

From the third winemaking generation of the Fattori family, who farm sustainably and make their wines with minimal intervention. Crisp and vibrant white peach, orange blossom and almond.

Reg. btl. $13          Sale case $120

0315CLS 5454. Lahnhof Doos Sauvignon Blanc by Tenute Costa 2013 Alto Adige

Unique Sauvignon Blanc from Alto Adige, in far northeast Italy. Delicate herbaceous notes of grass, thyme, sage and elderberry over bright lime and grapefruit.

Reg. btl. $31          Sale case $312

0315CLS 5555. Mormoraia Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2012 Tuscany

100% Vernaccia from vineyards near the medieval walled village of San Gimignano, aged on fine lees in stainless steel. The result is fresh and aromatic, with notes of apple and rose petal on the nose and a pleasant weight to the citrusy palate.

Reg. btl. $18          Sale case $168

0315CLS 5656. Caruso & Minini Timpune Grillo 2013 Sicily

To preserve acidity in hot, dry Sicily, these Grillo vineyards face northeast, away from the day’s heat. Fermented in oak and acacia, aged sur lie in stainless steel with twice-daily batonnage. Fresh and elegant, with a peachy, floral bouquet.

Reg. btl. $15          Sale case $132

Austria

57. Biohof Pratsch Grüner Veltliner 2013 Austria

Certified-organic Grüner, Austria’s famous white grape. Apple, pear, lemon and grapefruit, with subtle herbaceousness.

Reg. btl. $15          Sale case $120

Spain

0315CLS 5858. El Cortijillo Verdejo 2013 La Mancha

Great-value Verdejo from central Spain, peachy and floral and perfect for spring!

Reg. btl. $10          Sale case $84

0315CLS 5959. A2O Albariño by Bodegas Castro Martin 2012 Rías Baixas

Fresh, ripe and aromatic, with overtones of peach, melon and honey offset by tangy acidity that balances the rich fruit.

Reg. btl. $22          Sale case $204

0315CLS 6060. Care Crianza 2010 Cariñena

70% Tempranillo, 30% Merlot aged 9 months in American oak barrels. Ripe red and black berry fruit with spicy notes from the oak aging.

Reg. btl. $16          Sale case $120

0315CLS 6161. Borsao Berola 2010 Campo de Borja

70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 10 months in oak. Complex aromatics of strawberry and crushed black plum with touches of balsamic and sweet, toasty spice.

Reg. btl. $17          Sale case $180

62. Campos de Luz Garnacha 2012 Cariñena

Aromas of raspberry jam and kirsch alongside hints of anise and black pepper. Fruity and balanced on the palate, with subtle tannins providing support.

Reg. btl. $12          Sale case $120

0315CLS 6363. Alaia by Dehesa de Rubiales 2010 Castilla y León

A unique red blend of 50% Prieto Picudo, a grape indigenous to León, 45% Tempranillo and 5% Merlot. Raspberry and cocoa on the nose, baked blueberry and cassis on the palate.

Reg. btl. $14          Sale case $132

0315CLS 6464. CVNE Imperial Reserva 2007 Rioja

Round and regal Tempranillo from one of the oldest houses in Rioja Alta (who made Wine Spectator’s #1 wine of 2013). Two years in new and used French and American oak, then another two years in bottle before release. Candied strawberry, licorice, dark roasted coffee, cocoa and soft balsamic notes.

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0315CLS 6565. Remelluri Reserva 2009 Rioja

From one of the most storied granjas (farms) in Rioja, this is their oldest estate wine, a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano, Viura and Malvasia aged 17 months in a proprietary oak regimen. Black fruit and a complex blend of spices on the full palate. Deep, rich and exotic, with brooding tannins.

Reg. btl. $45          Sale case $468

0315CLS 6666. Niel Santofimia 2013 Almansa

A blend of Garnacha Tintorera (aka Alicante Bouschet, one of the world’s few teinturiers, or black-fleshed grapes) and Merlot. Suitably dark, jammy and delicious.

Reg. btl. $10          Sale case $96

0315CLS 6767. Besllum by Celler Malondro 2011 Montsant

45% Cariñena, 45% Garnacha, 10% Syrah. Random trivia: Besllum is a Catalan word meaning, roughly, “a ray of bright light coming through a small opening in a dark background.” Crushed cherry, dark berry, and peppery spice.

Reg. btl. $19          Sale case $192

Portugal

0315CLS 6868. Vidigal 2013 Vinho Verde

50% Loureiro, 40% Trajadura, 10% Arinto—but what we really care about is that it’s Vinho Verde: peppy, refreshing and inexpensive! Grapefruit, pineapple, white flowers.

Reg. btl. $13          Sale case $120

0315CLS 6969. Manoella 2011 Douro

A blend of 60% Touriga Nacional, 25% Touriga Franca, 10% Tinta Roriz and 5% Tinta Francisca. Fresh raspberry and blackberry framed by velvety tannins and subtle spice from 4 months in 2-year-old French oak.

Reg. btl. $27          Sale case $288

South Africa

0315CLS 7070. Neil Ellis Sincerely Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Western Cape

The name has two meanings: Imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, this is a South African homage to Sancerre. Snappy and citrusy, with nothing out of place.

Reg. btl. $15          Sale case $132

0315CLS 7171. Graham Beck The Game Reserve Chenin Blanc 2013 Coastal Region

Aromatic, crisp and inviting Chenin. Delightful aromas of juicy melon, pear, grapefruit and tropical pineapple.

Reg. btl. $18          Sale case $180

Argentina

0315CLS 7272. Caballero de la Cepa Malbec 2013 Mendoza

100% Mendoza Malbec aged 12 months in French and American oak. Jammy raspberry and plum meet oaky mocha.

Reg. btl. $18          Sale case $180

Chile

0315CLS 7373. Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Casablanca

From the owners of Château Lafite in Bordeaux, Los Vascos is a South American project representing extraordinarily pedigreed fruit for the price point. Green apple, melon and lime with hints of sage and fennel.

Reg. btl. $15          Sale case $108

0315CLS 7474. De Martino Estate Carmenere 2013 Maipo Valley

Elegant and fruity Carmenere from one of Chile’s leaders in organic viticulture. Intense aromas of spices, tobacco and red berry fruit. Vibrant, fresh and long on the finish.

Reg. btl. $16          Sale case $156

0315CLS 7575. Lomas del Valle Malbec by Loma Larga 2012 Casablanca

Sourced from a cool-climate site, this Malbec combines the fruit and spice of its Argentine counterparts with lifted acidity.

Reg. btl. $17          Sale case $168

Australia

0315CLS 7676. St. Hallett Poacher’s White Blend 2013 Barossa

A fresh, lifted and unpretentious white blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc with a shot of Riesling for complexity. Tropical and citrus flavors of pineapple and grapefruit.

Reg. btl. $16          Sale case $144

0315CLS 7777. Lismore Range Reserve Chardonnay 2013 South Eastern Australia

Fermented in stainless steel and aged on its lees in oak. Stone fruit and spice meet the rich palate’s hint of butter while remaining fresh and vibrant.

Reg. btl. $11          Sale case $96

0315CLS 7878. Schild Estate Shiraz 2012 Barossa

Polished and exuberant estate-grown Shiraz. Expressive dark berry fruit, a hint of creaminess and subtle oak. Notes of stewed plum and blackcurrant float along over fine tannins.

Reg. btl. $28          Sale case $240

0315CLS 7979. Kilikanoon Blocks Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Clare Valley

Dark, chocolaty Aussie Cab from one of Clare Valley’s best wineries, aged 22 months in French oak. Full-bodied and richly textured with plenty of tannin and acidity underpinning expansive layers of cassis, plum pudding and mocha.

Reg. btl. $38          Sale case $324

New Zealand

0315CLS 8080. Walnut Block Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Marlborough

Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc full of all the grapefruit, grass and gooseberry that’s typical of the grape and region, with pleasant tropical surprises of mango and lychee.

Reg. btl. $16          Sale case $156

0315CLS 8181. Spy Valley Pinot Noir 2012 Marlborough

Fragrances of dried Asian spice and toasted nuts highlight this New Zealand Pinot’s savory side, with cherry, plum and cocoa lining up on the palate.

Reg. btl. $31          Sale case $312

Dessert Wine

0315CLS 8282. Moshin Potion No. 11 2011 Russian River, California

A seductive blend of sumptuous nectar made from late-harvest Sauvignon Blanc (75%) and Semillon (25%). Golden, alluring and enticingly aromatic: juicy peach, honeysuckle and dried apricot. Sweet but impeccably balanced!

Reg. btl. $41          Sale btl.  $33

Sparkling Wine

0315CLS 8383. Borgoluce Lampo Prosecco Brut NV Treviso, Italy

The Collalto family farm includes 160 acres planted to vine, from which they make this refined and aromatic Prosecco redolent of peaches, apples and orange blossom.

Reg. btl. $19          Sale case $192

0315CLS 8484. Campos de Estrellas Brut Nature Cava NV Penedès, Spain

40% Xarel·lo, 30% Macabeu and 30% Parellada, the classic blending grapes of Cava. Aromas of peaches and apricots with yeasty touches of freshly-baked bread.

Reg. btl. $16          Sale case $168

0315CLS 8585. Val de Mer French Sparkling Brut Nature Rosé NV Burgundy, France

Little-known fact: 3% of Chablis is planted to Pinot Noir. One of the region’s rising stars, Patrick Piuze, makes this méthode champenoise rosé of single-vineyard Pinot in addition to his wide range of more traditional Chablis bottlings. Cherries, roses and bright, lemony citrus lead the way.

Reg. btl. $28          Sale case $300

0315CLS 8686. Château Gaudrelle Vouvray Brut NV Loire Valley, France

Crisp and fresh sparkling Chenin Blanc from its homeland in the Touraine. Dried apricot, brioche, melon and kaffir lime leaves float along on fine perlage. The grape’s characteristic high acidity makes this bubbly a wonderful accompaniment to all sorts of cuisines.

Reg. btl. $32          Sale case $324

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