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Red, Delicious And Ridiculously Good Value

Tres Picos

2012 Chateau Pesquie Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee des Terrasses – In the same mold and an awesome value year in and year out, the 2012 Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee des Terrasses is a blend of 70% Grenache (60-year-old vines) and 30% Syrah (30+-year-old vines) that was aged two-thirds in concrete (and some in stainless steel) and one-third in older oak. … a gorgeously pure, supple and seamless profile with kirsch and berry-styled fruit, licorice and spring flower-like qualities all emerging from the glass. Elegant, forward and delicious, it gains in stature in the glass, is ridiculously textured from such an inexpensive wine, and has sweet tannin emerging on the finish. Buy this thrill ride of a Cotes du Ventoux by the case and enjoy bottles over the coming 3-5 years. 92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 15% discount on regular retail price $15.99 by the bottle or by the case.

2012 Bodegas Borsao Tres Picos (Garnacha) – The terrific 2012 Tres Picos is one of the finest inexpensive, Grenache-based wines made in the world. This full-bodied beauty boasts a deep ruby color as well as loads of strawberry and black cherry fruit, hints of lavender and crushed rocks, sweet tannin, and a broad, savory mouthfeel. It, too, should be consumed over the next 3-4 years. 92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 15% discount on regular retail price $16.99 by the bottle or by the case.

For detail, please call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com.

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Rockin’ Rioja At A Rock Bottom Price

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I opened the 2009 Vina Herminia Excelsus Rioja over the weekend with another friendly wineaux and it so outperformed its price point that I just had to bring it to your attention. From the moment it was popped and poured its potential was obvious, although allowing it to breathe for a few hours allowed it to blossom.

2009 Vina Herminia Excelsus Rioja was awarded 93 Points by The Wine Spectator who said “This focused red shows good density, a restrained character and solid depth, offering plum, espresso, tobacco and mineral flavors that are harmonious and long.” My notes are in broad agreement. I noted a wonderful aromatic perfume that emerged with 2+ hours of air. The palate displayed wonderfully ripe cherry and plum accompanied by incense and bright, lifting acidity on a long finish. Well worth the price of admission. Andy, 92 points.

15% discount on regular retail price $24.99 by the bottle or by the case. Small number of cases available.

For detail, please call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com.

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Great Wall Sale – Three Days Only 3/20/14 – 3/22/14

The infamous Pinehurst Wine Shoppe “Great Wall” semi-annual sale will run for three days only, beginning this Thursday and running through Saturday (3/20/14 – 3/22/14). We are offering incredible savings on selected wines to all our customers. Wines on the “Great Wall” will be sold at 30% below their full retail price during the sale (excludes items that are already discounted). These prices are better than case discount whether you buy 1 bottle, a case or 10 cases. The bottom line is simple – the more you buy, the more you save! Whether these are wines for the weekend or that special bottle for Thanksgiving, Birthday or Anniversary, beat the rush and hurry in to select your wines as soon as the sale begins. We look forward to seeing you all. Stop in soon, while stocks last!

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2012 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE PRE-ORDER

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2012 Offers a phenomenal opportunity to obtain great scoring Chateauneuf at fair prices. Please review this presale list. Identify what you want to reserve, and call the store. For detail, please reach out to Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com.

BOSQUET DES PAPES – “The straight 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape is stunning. Black cherry, ground pepper, bouquet garni and new leather-like aromas and flavors all flow from this medium to full-bodied, textured and seamless effort. While traditional in style, it’s remarkably polished and elegant, with no hard edges and very fine tannin. It should have 12-15 years of longevity and should not be missed. Drink 2015-2027.” 92-94 POINTS, WINE ADVOCATE. REG. PRICE: $56.99/PRE-ORDER PRICE: $41.99.

BOSQUET DES PAPES Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge ‘A la Gloire de Mon Grand-Pere’ – “A field blend of close to 100% Grenache that comes from the Gardiole lieu-dit. Aged all in demi-muid, it is an awesomely textured, seamless effort that boasts knockout aromas and flavors of kirsch, wild strawberries, herbs de Provence and red licorice. Drink 2015-2027.” 94-96 POINTS, WINE ADVOCATE REG. PRICE: $74.99/PRE-ORDER PRICE: $54.99.

LA VIEUX DONJON – “A classic effort from this estate that could come from nowhere else than the south of France. Garrigue, lavender, pepper, sweet kirsch and blackberry-styled fruits are just some of the notions here and this medium to full-bodied, supple and nicely concentrated 2012 will benefit from short-term cellaring once released. It should have 12-15 years or ultimate longevity. Drink 2016-2027.” 91-94 POINTS, WINE ADVOCATE REG. PRICE: $77.99/PRE-ORDER PRICE: $56.99.

DOMAINE OLIVIER HILLAIRE Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge – “A thick, massive effort that got a big “wow!” in the notes. Showing spectacular aromas and flavors of raspberry, spice, licorice and Provencal herbs, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, layers of sweet tannin and fantastic mid-palate depth. Fruit loaded and a hedonistic dream, it should dish out tons of pleasure over the coming decade. Drink 2014-2023.” 93-95 POINTS, WINE ADVOCATE REG. PRICE: $59.99/PRE-ORDER PRICE: $47.99.

DOMAINE OLIVIER HILLAIRE Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge ‘Les Petits Pieds d’Armand’ – “About as fabulous an expression of old vine Grenache as you’re likely to find. Massive and decadent, yet lively and fresh, it offers up a sweet bouquet of berry fruits, licorice, incense, flowers, garrigue to go with full-bodied richness and depth, thrilling purity, good freshness and blockbuster length. Gorgeous all around, it should drink well on release, yet last for 15+ years. Don’t miss it!” 95-98 POINTS, WINE ADVOCATE REG. PRICE: $119.99/PRE-ORDER PRICE: $85.99.

For detail, please reach out to Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com.

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Tuscan Treasures At Everyday Prices

Poggione rosso

2011 Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino – “The 2010 Rosso di Montalcino captures the essence of this great Montalcino vintage. An elegant, expressive bouquet gives way to layers of vibrant fruit in this energetic, totally polished Rosso. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2030.” 91 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. 15% discount on regular retail price $24.99 by the bottle or by the case.

2011 Felsina Chianti Classico – absolutely impressive and is one of the best base Chianti Classicos I have tasted from 2011. You feel the ripeness and heat of the vintage, but this wine also delivers surprising finesse and complexity. Black cherry and baking spice mingle on the bouquet. Soft tannins wrap around the palate. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. 92 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. 15% discount on regular retail price $26.99 by the bottle or by the case.

2010 Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva – “Black cherry, spice, tobacco and earth flavors prevail in this dense red. The tannins verge on being gritty in texture, yet there’s adequate acidity to keep this fresh. Best from 2016 through 2024.” 92 Points, Wine Spectator. 15% discount on regular retail price $21.99 by the bottle or by the case.

2012 Cetamura Chianti (Badia a Coltibuono) – Winemaker’s Notes: The wine is a bright, intense red color with the essence of cherries and ripe wild berries in the nose. A soft, balanced, full-flavored wine with good structure. Well-balanced acidity accompanied by a long clean finish. 15% discount on regular retail price $11.99 by the bottle or by the case.

For detail, please call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com.

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Red, Delicious And Ridiculously Good Value

Tres Picos

2012 Chateau Pesquie Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee des Terrasses – In the same mold and an awesome value year in and year out, the 2012 Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee des Terrasses is a blend of 70% Grenache (60-year-old vines) and 30% Syrah (30+-year-old vines) that was aged two-thirds in concrete (and some in stainless steel) and one-third in older oak. Made from a blend of different terroirs on the estate (and basically declassified Quintessence) and coming from hillside vineyards lying between 840-930 feet in elevation, it offers up a gorgeously pure, supple and seamless profile with kirsch and berry-styled fruit, licorice and spring flower-like qualities all emerging from the glass. Elegant, forward and delicious, it gains in stature in the glass, is ridiculously textured from such an inexpensive wine, and has sweet tannin emerging on the finish. Buy this thrill ride of a Cotes du Ventoux by the case and enjoy bottles over the coming 3-5 years.  92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 15% discount on regular retail price $15.99 by the bottle or by the case.

 

2012 Bodegas Borsao Tres Picos (Garnacha) - The terrific 2012 Tres Picos is one of the finest inexpensive, Grenache-based wines made in the world. This full-bodied beauty boasts a deep ruby color as well as loads of strawberry and black cherry fruit, hints of lavender and crushed rocks, sweet tannin, and a broad, savory mouthfeel. It, too, should be consumed over the next 3-4 years. 92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 15% discount on regular retail price $16.99 by the bottle or by the case.

 

For detail, please call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com.

Rockin’ Rioja At A Rock Bottom Price

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I opened the 2009 Vina Herminia Excelsus Rioja over the weekend with another friendly wineaux and it so outperformed its price point that I just had to bring it to your attention.  From the moment it was popped and poured its potential was obvious, although allowing it to breathe for a few hours allowed it to blossom.

2009 Vina Herminia Excelsus Rioja was awarded 93 Points by The Wine Spectator who said “This focused red shows good density, a restrained character and solid depth, offering plum, espresso, tobacco and mineral flavors that are harmonious and long.”  My notes are in broad agreement. I noted a wonderful aromatic perfume that emerged with 2+ hours of air. The palate displayed wonderfully ripe cherry and plum accompanied by incense and bright, lifting acidity on a long finish.  Well worth the price of admission. Andy, 92 points.

15% discount on regular retail price $24.99 by the bottle or by the case.  Small number of cases available.

For detail, please call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com.

Great Wall Sale – Three Days Only 3/20/14 – 3/22/14

The infamous Pinehurst Wine Shoppe “Great Wall” semi-annual sale will run for three days only, beginning this Thursday and running through Saturday (3/20/14 – 3/22/14).  We are offering incredible savings on selected wines to all our customers.  Wines on the “Great Wall” will be sold at 30% below their full retail price during the sale (excludes items that are already discounted). These prices are better than case discount whether you buy 1 bottle, a case or 10 cases. The bottom line is simple – the more you buy, the more you save!  Whether these are wines for the weekend or that special bottle for Thanksgiving, Birthday or Anniversary, beat the rush and hurry in to select your wines as soon as the sale begins. We look forward to seeing you all. Stop in soon, while stocks last!

2012 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE PRE-ORDER

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2012 Offers a phenomenal opportunity to obtain great scoring Chateauneuf at fair prices.  Take a look at this presale list. Identify what you want to reserve, and call the store. For detail, please reach out to Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com.

2012  CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE PRE-ORDER

BOSQUET DES PAPES

“An estate that seems to have found another level, quality-wise.”

The straight 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape is stunning. Black cherry, ground pepper, bouquet garni and new leather-like aromas and flavors all flow from this medium to full-bodied, textured and seamless effort. While traditional in style, it’s remarkably polished and elegant, with no hard edges and very fine tannin. It should have 12-15 years of longevity and should not be missed. Drink 2015-2027.”          92-94  POINTS,  WINE ADVOCATE.                           

REG. PRICE: $56.99 / PRE-ORDER PRICE:  $41.99

 

BOSQUET DES PAPES Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge ‘A la Gloire de Mon Grand-Pere’

“A field blend of close to 100% Grenache that comes from the Gardiole lieu-dit. Aged all in demi-muid, it is an awesomely textured, seamless effort that boasts knockout aromas and flavors of kirsch, wild strawberries, herbs de Provence and red licorice. Drink 2015-2027.”    94-96  POINTS, WINE ADVOCATE                          

REG. PRICE: $74.99 / PRE-ORDER PRICE:  $54.99


LA  VIEUX DONJON

A classic effort from this estate that could come from nowhere else than the south of France. Garrigue, lavender, pepper, sweet kirsch and blackberry-styled fruits are just some of the notions here and this medium to full-bodied, supple and nicely concentrated 2012 will benefit from short-term cellaring once released. It should have 12-15 years or ultimate longevity. Drink 2016-2027.”   91-94  POINTS,  WINE ADVOCATE                                            

REG. PRICE: $77.99/PRE-ORDER PRICE:  $56.99

DOMAINE OLIVIER HILLAIRE

“A lineup of wines that just blew me away, these stunning efforts are made by Olivier Hillaire and should not be missed by any Southern Rhone lover.”

DOMAINE OLIVIER HILLAIRE Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

A thick, massive effort that got a big “wow!” in the notes. Showing spectacular aromas and flavors of raspberry, spice, licorice and Provencal herbs, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, layers of sweet tannin and fantastic mid-palate depth. Fruit loaded and a hedonistic dream, it should dish out tons of pleasure over the coming decade. Drink 2014-2023.”  93-95  POINTS, WINE ADVOCATE                                             

REG. PRICE:  $59.99 / PRE-ORDER PRICE:  $47.99

 

DOMAINE OLIVIER HILLAIRE  Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge ‘Les Petits Pieds d’Armand’

“About as fabulous an expression of old vine Grenache as you’re likely to find. Massive and decadent, yet lively and fresh, it offers up a sweet bouquet of berry fruits, licorice, incense, flowers, garrigue to go with full-bodied richness and depth, thrilling purity, good freshness and blockbuster length. Gorgeous all around, it should drink well on release, yet last for 15+ years. Don’t miss it!” 95-98  POINTS, WINE ADVOCATE                                             

REG. PRICE:  $119.99 / PRE-ORDER PRICE:  $85.99

 

 

Wines to be picked up at Pinehurst Wine Shoppe

6242 Bellona Ave.

Baltimore MD, 21212

410.435.5200

Tuscan Treasures At Everyday Prices

Poggione rosso

2011 Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino – I loved this! The nose was elegantly enthusiastic, showing spring flowers with sweet Maraschino cherry, dried cranberry vanilla and hints of chamomile tea.  On the palate, it was fresh and enticing with bright red and black cherry on the attack, accompanied by lifting acidity. The mid-palate was supple, with smooth, sweet, pliant tannin that coursed energetically across the palate. Sour cherry, black tea, leather, earth and herbs provide a great finish with good grip. This is beautiful wine, with a good 5-8 years ahead. I enjoyed it over two days, and it became even more rounded, integrated and expressive on the second day of tasting. Simply beautiful! Andy, 91+ points.

“The 2010 Rosso di Montalcino captures the essence of this great Montalcino vintage. An elegant, expressive bouquet gives way to layers of vibrant fruit in this energetic, totally polished Rosso. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2030.” 91 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.   15% discount on regular retail price $24.99 by the bottle or by the case.

 

2011 Felsina Chianti Classico – The 2011 Chianti Classico is absolutely impressive and is one of the best base Chianti Classicos I have tasted from 2011. You feel the ripeness and heat of the vintage, but this wine also delivers surprising finesse and complexity. Black cherry and baking spice mingle on the bouquet. Soft tannins wrap around the palate. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. 92 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.   15% discount on regular retail price $26.99 by the bottle or by the case.

 

2010 Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva – “Black cherry, spice, tobacco and earth flavors prevail in this dense red. The tannins verge on being gritty in texture, yet there’s adequate acidity to keep this fresh. Best from 2016 through 2024.” 92 Points, Wine Spectator.   15% discount on regular retail price $21.99 by the bottle or by the case.

 

2012 Cetamura Chianti (Badia a Coltibuono) - Winemaker’s Notes: This wine was conceived with the intention of creating a young, pleasant wine, perfect for every day. With this objective in mind, we select the best Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes from various sub-zones of Chianti to express the typical freshness and accessibility of these varieties. The wine is a bright, intense red color with the essence of cherries and ripe wild berries in the nose. A soft, balanced, full-flavored wine with good structure. Well-balanced acidity accompanied by a long clean finish.  15% discount on regular retail price $11.99 by the bottle or by the case.

 

For detail, please call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com.

Cool Prices On High Scoring Reds – To Warm Your Heart !

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2012 Chateau Pesquie Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee des Terrasses – In the same mold and an awesome value year in and year out, the 2012 Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee des Terrasses is a blend of 70% Grenache (60-year-old vines) and 30% Syrah (30+-year-old vines) that was aged two-thirds in concrete (and some in stainless steel) and one-third in older oak. Made from a blend of different terroirs on the estate (and basically declassified Quintessence) and coming from hillside vineyards lying between 840-930 feet in elevation, it offers up a gorgeously pure, supple and seamless profile with kirsch and berry-styled fruit, licorice and spring flower-like qualities all emerging from the glass. Elegant, forward and delicious, it gains in stature in the glass, is ridiculously textured from such an inexpensive wine, and has sweet tannin emerging on the finish. Buy this thrill ride of a Cotes du Ventoux by the case and enjoy bottles over the coming 3-5 years.  92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 15% discount on regular retail price $15.99 by the bottle or by the case.

2011 Domaine Cabirau Serge & Nicolas Maury Sec Cotes du Roussillon – The nose here is the epitome of schistic Maury in its smoky (no doubt to some extent reductive) evocations of crushed stone, smoked meat, resinous herbs and black tea allied to sweetly-ripe, succulent profusion of cassis, black raspberry, and blueberry. There is a wonderful sense of polish here allied to underlying firmness as well as almost electric energy. Mouthwatering salinity adds to the irresistible appeal of a torrential finish rushing across a bed of stone, from which you pick yourself up eager to savor and explore the next sip. Don’t miss a chance to follow this through at least 2020! 93 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 15% discount on regular retail price $29.99 by the bottle or by the case.

2011 Domaine Cabirau Cotes du Roussillon Malgre les Fonctionnaires – Brightness and invigoration from tart skins and crunchy seeds render the fresh blackberry and black raspberry delivered by the Cabirau 2011 Cotes du Roussillon Malgre les Functionnaires proof against any negative effects of its nearly 15% alcohol. Tar, Latakia tobacco and black pepper incisively accent this smoky, rich blend of Grenache with roughly 20% Syrah and 15% Carignan, leading to an infectiously juicy and positively mouth-shaking finish. Here is a wonderful example of the vivacity and energy that can be conveyed by ripe Roussillon fruit, not mention an exceptional value. I expect it to drink well through at least 2017. 92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 15% discount on regular retail price $15.99 by the bottle or by the case.

2011 Susan Fields Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir – is a beautifully translucent ruby. The nose is sweet, showing red currants/cherries and spice with sandalwood, and vanilla bean. The front of palate has a great, fresh attack.  The wine is light and energetic, integrating wonderfully intense red berry fruit and spice with herby bitter cherry skins on an open-knit frame. It is elevated by a razor-sharp, cleansing acidity and finishes with earthy tannins, pepper. The finish lingers, daring you to take another sip.  This is a great wine pairing for salmon, pasta, chicken and much, much more.  A fresh and bright Santa Barbara Pinot at a great price. 15% discount on regular retail price $19.99 by the bottle or by the case.

For detail, please call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com.

Mix And Match Some Great Reds At Incredible Prices

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Here are three phenomenal wines at under $16.99/btl. Buy them individually at the sale prices below by mentioning this email OR mix and match a case for $166.48.

2011 Bodegas Volver La Mancha Tempranillo – This bold red delivers plenty of espresso, black pepper and toasty oak flavors that frame a core of rich plum, boysenberry and sassafras. Features well-integrated tannins and enough acidity for liveliness.” 90 Points Wine Spectator. $13.59 Sale ($15.99 Retail) 15% Discount.

2012 Rubus, Old Vine Shiraz, Barossa Valley 12/750ml – A blend of 98% Shiraz & 2% Viognier, this richly concentrated Barossa Shiraz is indicative of the style for which Australia’s top production region is famous. The wine is dark in color, rich and dense. There are ample tannins balanced by the powerful fruit. You will note the hints of blackberries, mint, and eucalyptus flavors upfront and in the finish. Try Rubus Barossa Shiraz with rich dishes like lamb shank, Osso bucco, beef steak or roast duck. (Description from winemaker). Although I have not formally reviewed this wine, I tried this with dinner in a local restaurant recently, and I loved it. A great wine and phenomenal bang for the buck. (Andy). $13.59 Sale ($15.99 Retail) 15% Discount.

2011 Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha – “Inky purple. Ripe black raspberry and cherry liqueur scents are brightened by zesty pepper and allspice nuances. Plush and sweet, with powerful cherry and red berry compote flavors given lift by juicy acidity. Gains flesh and depth on the impressively long, spicy finish, which is given shape by fine-grained tannins.” 91 Points International Wine Cellar. $14.44 Sale ($16.99 Retail) 15% Discount.

For detail, please call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com.

Buy now! – Before Prices Rise On The Classic ’09 Bordeaux

We have a small number of cases remaining from the Classic 2009 vintage of Bordeaux and we are about to buy more for the store.  We have been told by the importers that the next allocation will increase in price by at least 10%.  Our recommendation to you is “Don’t Wait!”. Buy now from the remaining first allocation to retain the early buyer discount.  We will even allow you to mix cases on some items.

 

For detail, please reach out to Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com.

Wines

Rated

Retail Case Price Jan ‘

Remaining First  Allocation

Chateau Arnauton

RP91

$299

 2 cases remain

Chateau Le Thil, Comte Clary

RP90

WS92

$349

1 case remains

Chateau Vielle Cure

RP93

$399

2 cases remain

Chateau Potensac

RP89

$450

1 case remains

Chateau

St Paul

RP90

$299

5 cases remain

Chateau Fontanil

RP92

$469

1 case remains

Chateau Goulee

RP92

$469

1 case remains

Chateau Gravieres

RP93

$469

2 cases remain

Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste

RP95

$1,495

1 case remains

Chateau Gruaud Larose

RP95

$1,495

1 case remains

 

Incredible Values On Great Red Wines

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2011 Bodegas Volver La Mancha Tempranillo – This bold red delivers plenty of espresso, black pepper and toasty oak flavors that frame a core of rich plum, boysenberry and sassafras. Features well-integrated tannins and enough acidity for liveliness.” 90 Points Wine Spectator

This is a beautiful, lithe offering from Bodegas Volver, year after year. It displays a ripe fruit core of dark red fruit and toasty vanilla with sweet dusty fruit tannin providing a little grip on the finish.  This is one to buy by the case and enjoy over the next year or so. No need to hold it for any length of time – next year is likely to be just as good with this one.

$13.59 Sale ($15.99 Retail) 15% Discount

 

2007 Mas Poupéras Cotes du Rhone – deep, dark, dense and full of meaty, plummy flavor. The nose shows plums and dark red fruits with hints of graphite.  The palate is similarly shows plummy dark raspberry fruit and earthy (garrique) minerality on a broad and open knit palate.   The ample finish shows good grip and acidity.  All in all, a great little food wine for hearty winter meals.  Enjoy this with a great stew or lentil/white-bean soup with Andouille sausage.

$13.59 Sale ($16.99 Retail) 20% Discount

 

For detail, please call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com.

Blow Out Sale On Last Few Bottles Of Some Cult Big Reds

Pahlmeyer

2010 Antinori “Solaia” Toscana – The 2010 Solaia puts on an incredible show that hits all the senses and keeps your unyielding attention for as long as there is wine in the bottle. There are various ways to describe the bouquet. First, is the wine’s sweet side, as this beautiful 75-20-5 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc delivers ripe cherry, black currant, baking spice and dark chocolate. After that, the wine becomes redolent of tobacco, balsam, bay leaf, rum cake and dark licorice. The bouquet is all encompassing and complete. A firmly structured backbone is padded generously by the fleshy richness of its consistency. This is a gorgeous wine that will age for decades. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2040. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, 97 points.  Sale Price $199.99 (Full Retail $249.99) - Last Bottle

2007 Castello di Rampolla Vigna D’Alceo - It is a dark, inward wine imbued with black fruit, roasted coffee beans, grilled herbs and licorice, all of which build effortlessly towards the huge, explosive finish. This exquisite dAlceo will require patience. dAlceo remains a model of the level French varieties can reach in Tuscany. In 2007 the blend is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity 2017-2032. This is a stunning set of wines from Castello di Rampolla. The 2007s are some of the finest wines I have ever tasted from this reference point winery. Despite all of their success, the Di Napoli family continues to work towards improving quality. The estate has significantly reduced the amount of time the Sammarco and dAlceo spend in oak to 12 months and dropped new oak levels down to around 1/3rd, while holding the wines back longer in bottle, all decisions that are allowing the fruit from these phenomenal sites to be incredibly expressive and delineated. With the 2009s, some of the wines are fermented in cement. Back to the future? Perhaps, but there is no denying the superb quality of the estates top 2007s. These are dazzling wines by any measure. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, 98 points. Sale Price $179.99 (Full Retail $249.99) - Last Two Bottles

 

2009 Pahlmeyer Red – The 2009 Red Blend emerges from the glass with freshly cut flowers, mint, spices, minerals and pure, crystalline, dark red fruit. This is a gorgeous wine endowed with remarkable finesse. The style is weightless, elegant and totally refined. I especially like the way the wine fleshes out in the glass. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 93, points.
This Bordeaux-like expression offers a mix of cedar-laced tobacco, dried berry, loamy earth and herbal notes. Young and tightly wound, this unfolds slowly and gracefully, and looks like an ideal choice to lay down. Wine Spectator 94 points. Only one 6 pack available!
Sale Price $99.99 (Full Retail $129.99)

2010 Opus One Napa Valley Proprietary Red Wine - One of the highlights among the more recent releases, the 2010 Opus One is flat-out gorgeous. Dark cherries, plums, graphite, cassis and pencil shavings are all woven together in a fabric of notable class and elegance. The 2010 stands out for its exceptional minerality, tension and pure power. Readers will have to be patient. This is a picture perfect rendering of this great Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon vintage. Drinking window: 2020-2035. 97 points Antonio GalloniLast Bottle – Call Bob At The Store For Your Special “Friend Of Bob” Discount Price.

 

For detail, please call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com.