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  • August 16, 2016

    Coltibuono Chianti Cetamura 2014

    “Light red fruit and freshness meets the traditonal grilled meat and game that classic style Chiantis are known for. This wine is simply put, delicious! Light enough to be served chilled by the pool, but also perfectly styled to serve with your rosemary roast chicken with mushrooms and asparagus.” – Jeff, Metairie Wine Consultant

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  • August 09, 2016

    Bodegas Volver Paso a Paso Organica White Wine 2015

    “This delightfully inexpensive Sauvignon Blanc from Spain really over delivers. Clean, citrus flavors make this a Summertime ‘go-to’ in our house. Perfect with seafood or just as a ‘porch wine’, ‘beach wine’, ‘dog walking wine’…you get the picture.” -Marc, Uptown Wine Consultant

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  • August 02, 2016

    La Posta Red Blend 2014

    “Red fruits and coffee dominate the nose on this Malbec/Syrah/Bonarda blend from Argentina; raspberry and cocoa flavors permeate on the palate. Because this is a bit lighter bodied than the 100% Malbec it’s a lot more versatile in pairing with food. Grilled meats will always work, but try it with grilled or baked fowl as […]

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  • July 26, 2016

    Aia Vecchia Vermentino 2014

    “Vermentino is a grape that can usually be found on the island of Sardinia, but Nicola Scottini has made a new home for it near Bolgheri. An excellent wine to pair with seafood and grilled white meats, this little Tuscan white has zesty aromas of grapefruit, freshly cut grass, and a slight salinity. The rich […]

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  • July 18, 2016

    Chateau de Lascaux Coteaux du Languedoc Rose 2015

    “A particularly beautiful Languedoc rosé, Lascaux has lovely aromas of red currant, lavender and thyme. Exceptionally fresh due to the limestone soils that make up the vineyards, it’s elegance is heightened by a sharp acidity preserved by destemming and direct press in the winery, as well as blocked malolactic fermentation. Aged seven months in tank […]

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  • July 11, 2016

    Sidebar Sauvignon Blanc 2014

    “High Valley, Lake County; This Sauvignon Blanc comes from High Valley’s Brassfield vineyard, in a unique east-west transverse valley at 1760-1800 feet in elevation. It is one of the coolest microclimates in Lake County. Grapes are whole cluster pressed, native yeast fermented, non-ML, in a mixture of stainless steel and old oak barrels. Aged sur […]

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  • July 05, 2016

    Bodegas Volver Tarima Red 2014

    “D.O. Alicante, Spain; 100% Monastrell (AKA Mourvedre and Mataro) The 100% Monstrell is grown from 25-30 year old vines located in the typical Alicante climate conditions. It’s basically organic and they use no irrigation and all grapes are hand picked. The wine is aged in French oak for 5-6 months. This is a simple bang […]

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  • June 27, 2016

    Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Rose 2015

    “The 2015 Patelin de Tablas Rosé is a pretty light peach color. On the nose are explosive aromatics of nectarine, wild strawberries, grapefruit pith, and jasmine. The mouth is rich but vibrant, with flavors of ruby red grapefruit, plum, mineral, spice and rose petals. The acids are bracing on the long finish. Drink now and […]

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  • June 20, 2016

    Ponzi Pinot Gris

    “Pinot Gris is often overlooked when people are choosing a summer white wine, but the Ponzi Pinot Gris could easily become your “go-to” during those hot, summer months. The nose is full of vibrant tangerine, delicate flowers, and lemon meringue. It is easy to drink on its own – balanced between a subtle fruity-sweetness and […]

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  • June 13, 2016

    Teso la Monja Romanico 2012

    “Romanico is a deep, rich red wine made from 100% Tinto de Toro (Tempranillo) from Spain that is quite the value. Notes of plum, vanilla, and leather are noticeable on the nose while cherry, blackberry, and a hint of pepper are evident on the palate. In conjunction with the long, slightly floral finish, this wine […]

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  • June 06, 2016

    BY. OTT Cotes De Provence Rose 2015

    “BY. OTT is a new rose from Provence produced by the team at Domaines Ott. Domaines Ott  was founded in 1912 by Marcell Ott, an agricultural engineer from Alsace. Today, the wineries are owned and managed by Champagne Louis Roederer. BY. OTT sources its grapes from Chateau de Selle, Clos Mireille, along with two additional […]

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  • May 31, 2016

    Bodegas Muga Blanco 2014

    “This family-owned winery was founded in 1932 by Isaac Muga Martinez. On the death of the founder in 1969, his children Manuel, Isabel and Isaac Muga Cano took over the family business. Muga is one of only six estates in the world that owns its own cooperage and they import the oak directly from the […]

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  • May 24, 2016

    Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Tavola 2013

    This truly represents and amazing entry level effort from Ponzi. The Tavola offers plenty of good, upfront fruit with just a bit of spice on the finish to round everything out.

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  • May 16, 2016

    Chateau Trinquevedel Tavel Rose 2015

    This is not a wimpy rose. This Tavel reaches out of the glass with bold flavors, but still maintains a beautiful sense of freshness. Try this with an etouffee or hearty salad.

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  • May 10, 2016

    Jaboulet Parallèle 45 Cotes du Rhone Rouge

    The notes of pepper on the nose is very indicative of Rhone wine and you will notice some leather laced with red fruit as well. The wine drinks balanced, soft, briny, and finishes with bright acidity. This is a sure crowd-favorite. Serving with sharp cheese or a pork dish to enhance the flavor.

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  • May 03, 2016

    Strub Niersteiner Brückchen Riesling Kabinett 2014

    This crowd pleasing Riesling is firing on all cylinders! This Riesling is full-bodied with lots of fruit up front but has a zesty component that balances out the fruit nicely and finishes clean with nice minerality. Serve this with spicy, bold foods or by itself on a hot day.

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  • April 25, 2016

    Castle Rock Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

    Located on roughly the same latitude as France’s famed Burgundy region, the Willamette Valley of Oregon is uniquely qualified to grow world class Pinot Noir – and it is certainly the home to many incredible wines. Castle Rock has managed to make a complex, smooth, delicious Oregon Pinot Noir for a fraction of the cost […]

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  • April 19, 2016

    Brewer Clifton Chardonnay SantaRita Hills 2013

    Santa Rita Hills is an exciting new viticulture area.  It is located midway between Los Angeles and Monterey Bay along the Pacific Coast. Due to its proximity to the ocean, this region has a maritime climate which results in warm days and cool nights.  These conditions are ideal for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Brewer-Clifton wines […]

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  • April 12, 2016

    Domaine la Roquete Megaphone Ventoux

    80% Grenache and 20% Syrah. The grapes are hand-harvested from the rocky clay and sandy soils of this very small vineyard – only 5 acres! The wine is aged in cement tanks for 15-20 days, followed by 10 months in large oak barrels. Classic southern Rhône with aromas of red berries and notes of floral […]

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  • April 04, 2016

    Marco Felluga Molamatta 2012

    “From Northeast Italy and soils consisting of clay and limestome. This wine is made from Pinot Bianco (40%), Friulano (40%), and Ribolla Gialla (20%) grapes. The Pinot Bianco is fermented in oak barrels and the other grapes are done in stainless steel.  Fresh and clean with a little bit of mid palate weight from the […]

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  • April 04, 2016

    Louis Latour Cotes de Nuits Villages 2013

    Louis Latour Cote de Nuits-Villages 2013 is a vibrant red burgundy with ripe cherry notes and a soft earthy finish, a perfect buy for those looking to branch out into the realm of French Pinot Noir. Pairs well with grilled meats and chicken dishes.

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  • March 28, 2016

    Neil Ellis Sauvignon Blanc Sincerely 2015

    Neil’s Sancerre inspired South African Sauvignon Blanc ‘Sincerely’ has a crisp herbaceous nose with a tropical fruit and grassy palate. This youthful white is the perfect way to usher in spring; Pairs with any fresh seafood or lemon herb chicken.

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  • March 16, 2016

    Swanson Vineyards Merlot 2012

    Soft and toned, this California Merlot drinks with more finesse than that of its counterparts. It is ripe yet refined, with an equal balance of earth to fruit flavors. Cherry and Blackberries are given interesting dimension with complexities of tobacco and mountain forest aromas. This wine would be perfect with Grilled Steak or duck, but […]

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  • March 15, 2016

    Cono Sur Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

    This medium bodied red is perfect for your springtime or summer barbecues. It’s impressively focused with flavors of red fruits like cherry and raspberry, and very smooth with a long pleasant finish. It pairs well with grilled meats, burgers, and cheeses. A great value to share with the rest of your party.

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  • March 07, 2016

    Garofoli Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi Macrina 2014

    Fresh and light, this aromatic beauty is a crowd-pleaser. Pretty apricot and peach notes jump forward with a delicate acidity that adds freshness. Light enough to accompany your favorite spring salad, shrimp and crab ravigote, but with enough texture that this can be served with your trout meuniere.

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  • March 01, 2016

    Andrew Will Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2014

    A great cab from an under appreciated area. Washington state always seems to give good black red fruit with nice polish. The Andrew Will style also brings in nice aromatics and depth with great concentration, well-integrated tannins and supreme drinkability. Serve with your grilled new york strip topped with bleu cheese, roasted leg of lamb […]

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  • February 22, 2016

    Louis Latour La Montagny Grande Roche

    Maison Louis Latour’s history began with vineyard acquisitions in 1731; so they know a bit about winemaking at this point. This is a pretty, light, perfumed Chardonnay from the village of Montagny in the Cote Chalonnaise is a steal, especially considering it’s from a Premiere Cru vineyard. Balanced dried-fruit flavors with a touch of minerality on the clean, crisp finish. This wine would match well […]

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  • February 19, 2016

    Simonnet Febvre Pinot Noir

    “This delicate Pinot Noir from France is a great ‘every-dayer’. The ripe red fruit nose sets it up perfectly and it continues on the palate with soft, fresh fruity flavors. A perfect party wine; serve with fun!” – Marc, Uptown Wine Consultant

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  • February 08, 2016

    Montoya Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    “This finished wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced entirely from the Napa Valley. Aged in French and American oak, it has intense flavors of blackberry, plum and vanilla. The long finish is rich with toasty overtones. This is a full-bodied red wine. Montoya Cabernet will compliment your finest, robust red meat dishes. This is a […]

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  • February 02, 2016

    Delatour Vin de Pays d’Oc Chardonnay 2014

    “If you’re looking for the perfect Mardi Gras wine, this is it! With the convenient twist top and fresh flavor it makes for an ideal Carnival party wine! Cheers!” – Leah, Metairie Wine Consultant ABOUT: This is a Vin de Pays, meaning it is a simple table wine made in France. TASTING NOTES: Aromas of […]

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