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Mar. 9, 2012 Feudi di San Marzano “Villa Magna” Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2008

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A rich and full-bodied offering from Feudi di San Marzano that is both inherently Puglian and appealing. 86pts - 03/09/2012

Mar. 6, 2012 Vietti Barolo Castiglione DOCG 2007

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An accomplished and enjoyable example of Barolo from the Vietti family. Well balanced for its youth with a structure that suggests that there are 10 years ahead of this yet. Long and red fruit led (without a preponderance of oak) this is a great value Barolo. 89pts - 03/06/2012

Mar. 4, 2012 Italia Prosecco “Collezione” Brut DOC NV

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A simply but very nicely made Prosecco. Moderate acidity and well balanced lemon citrus notes make this a veyr quaffable wine indeed. 84pts - 03/04/2012

Mar. 3, 2012 Pio Cesare Barolo DOCG 2007

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A Barolo that looks both to the future of the region and the past. Aged in both (traditional) large oak vats and (modern) small oak barriques this Pio Cesare Barolo is accomplished and complex. A benchmark Barolo although a wine that is not amongst the very best of the region. 86pts. - 03/03/2012

Feb. 28, 2012 The Spee’Wah of the Murray Darling “Houseboat” Chardonnay 2011

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An unusually styled Chardonnay made with lees-stirring, stainless steel maturation and maturation with "oak alternatives". This is a little short and a little too unusally flavoured for a higher score. 73pts - 02/28/2012

Feb. 26, 2012 Pascal Bouchard Chablis “Les Champs Blancs” 2010

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An accomplished Chablis that offers a little more depth and nuance than much that is on the market. A pronounced minerality and restrained fruit are typical of the region. 84pts.
 - 02/26/2012


Feb. 25, 2012 The Spee’Wah of the Murray Darling Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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A well put together negociant blend from South East Australia. Primarily Semillon, the Sauvignon adds just enough edge to add interest. Great value (and more interesting than most wines at this price). 82pts - 02/25/2012

Feb. 24, 2012 Fabiano “Rugola” Recioto della Valpolicella Classico DOC 2007

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Amarone della Valpolicella made the old-fashioned way by a winery celebrating it's 100th birthday. Smooth, slightly sweet - a wonderful Italian fruit compote! 90pts - 02/24/2012

Feb. 21, 2012 The Spee’Wah of the Murray Darling “Crooked Mick” Viognier 2011

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Viognier can be a wine that is inconsistent in its style and the hot South East corner of Australia is not perhaps the first location that springs to mind for this variety, HOWEVER this "Crooked Mick" Viognier is an accomplished example of the grape that offers good value for money. 84pts.
 - 02/21/2012


Feb. 19, 2012 Stefano Accordini “Acinatico” Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC 2005

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A traditionally styled Amarone della Valpolicella from the Accordini family vineyards in the sub-region of Negrar, Valpolicella. Slightly more structured than some more modern "soft fruit" styles of Amarone, this is nonetheless an excellent example of Amarone della Valpolicella. 88pts. - 02/19/2012

Feb. 18, 2012 Beyerskloof Pinotage 2010

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An internationally-styled Pinotage from "King of Pinotage" Beyers Truter. Ultimately approachable, this Beyerskloof Pinotage exhibits acidity that is marginally too overt for the soft red fruit shown by this wine. 77pts - 02/18/2012

Feb. 17, 2012 Sandro Fay “Ronco del Picchio” Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG 2005

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This 2005 Sandro Fay �Ronco del Picchio� Sforzato di Valtellina is an outstanding Nebbiolo from a little known DOCG. From a picturesque single vineyard site that towers over the mountain valleys below, this wine is full, long and wonderfully nuanced. 95pts - 02/17/2012

Feb. 14, 2012 Franschhoek Cellar “Stone Bridge” Pinotage 2009

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A wonderously beautiful site has given birth to a Pinotage that is rich, fruity and far too easy drinking. Ripe black fruit with controlled acidity defines this excellent wine. Available at a very reasonable price too. 84 points. - 02/14/2012

Feb. 12, 2012 Giuseppe Quintarelli “Bianco Secco” Veneto IGT 2007

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A Soave-style white from the master of Valpolicella - Giuseppe Quintarelli. Supremely balanced, there is the rounded nature of a well made Soave with a degree of minerality reminiscent of the finest Chablis. A unique wine and a wine that is quite excellent. 92 points.
 - 02/12/2012


Feb. 10, 2012 Jim Barry “The Lodge Hill" Shiraz 2009

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An Aussie Shiraz with a sense of place! - This "The Lodge Hill" Shiraz from the Clare Valley is more restrained than much South Australian Shiraz with a smoother and richer mouthfeel. Elegant & excellent. 90pts - 02/10/2012

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