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ABOUT THE 2012 NAPA VALLEY VINTAGE:
2012 Napa Valley Cabernet vintage is quite possibly the GREATEST VINTAGE EVER! Here are ratings on the 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet vintage:

96 points the Wine Advocate
-The 2nd Vintage ever to receive the Wine Advocate's highest Cabernet Vintage score of 96 points

Do not miss out on the spectacular 2012 vintage if you are a Cabernet lover. This 2012 vintage is great both to drink now and to cellar as the quality of the wines across all price points are good to exceptional.

Having renowned major publication agree on the quality of the 2012 vintage and with the wines receiving such high scores, most of these wines have already been sold out.

In addition, with the advancement of winemaking technology and techniques being made throughout California, these wines are definite collectibles that will offer tremendous pleasure for years to come. Plus, the 2012 Napa Valley vintages rival that of the 2007 and 2006 Bordeaux vintages-it would be wonderful to taste these wines in the coming years and see if Bordeaux or Napa will showcase better with some age.

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Cune Rosado 2014 (Rioja Alta, Spain) - [WS 90]
Cune (CVNE) Rosado 2014 (Rioja Alta, Spain) - [WS 90]
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90 points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
Bold flavors of blood orange, maraschino cherry, rose petal and pomegranate mingle in this full-bodied rosé. Citrus peel acidity and light tannins impart structure. This shows the character and color of a light red wine. Distinctive. Drink now through 2016. 2,000 cases imported. –TM (July 31, 2015)
La Posta Pizzella Malbec 2013 (Mendoza, Argentina)- [AG 90]
La Posta Vineyards "Pizzella" Malbec 2013 (Uco Valley, Argentina) - [ST 90]
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90 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media:
Good deep red-ruby. The nose combines a port-like black cherry note with scents of violet and bitter chocolate. Despite an initial suggestion of stewed black fruits, the very ripe palate is spicy, juicy and vibrant, showing very good density and concentration as well as a light touch. The most concentrated and structured of these single-vineyard Malbec bottlings, with the flavors of spicy red and black fruits carrying well on the back end. A terrific value. (Feb. 2015)

Pierre-Marie Chermette Domaine du Vissoux "Les Griottes" 2016 (Beaujolais, France) - [VM 91] [JS 91]
Pierre-Marie Chermette Domaine du Vissoux "Les Griottes" 2016 (Beaujolais, France) - [VM 91] [JS 91]
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91 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media:
"Bright ruby-red. Lively, sharply focused red fruit and floral scents show excellent clarity and pick up a hint of smokiness as the wine opens up. Appealingly sweet and lithe in character, showing a seamless quality to the fresh raspberry, cherry and spicecake flavors. Gentle tannins shape a very long, incisive finish that strongly echoes the raspberry and spice notes. This is one serious "basic" Beaujolais for the money." - Josh Raynolds (Mar 2018)
Fontodi Chianti Classico DOCG 2012 [375mL HALF BOTTLE] (Tuscany, Italy) - [WE 93] [AG 92] [JS 92] [RP 90] [WS 90]
Fontodi Chianti Classico DOCG 2012 [375mL HALF BOTTLE] (Tuscany, Italy) - [WE 93] [AG 92] [JS 92] [RP 90] [WS 90]
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93 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Aromas of blackberry, crushed violet, tilled earth and a hint of tobacco lead the nose of this generous wine. The chewy palate offers juicy Marasca cherry, ground pepper, clove and anise alongside ripe, velvety tannins. It’s already delicious but will continue to develop over the next few years. Drink through 2020." - Kerin O’Keefe (9/1/2015)

Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne DOCG 2015 (Piedmont, Italy)
Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne DOCG 2015 (Piedmont, Italy)
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90 Points - Wine Spectator (2012 vintage): Rank #76 on Top 100 Wines of 2014
"A bright, flashy version, featuring black currant and blackberry fruit that shows notes of vanilla and spice. The oak adds tannins, lending this a tight feel on the otherwise fine finish. Needs time. Best from 2016 through 2020. 5,000 cases made." – BS (Nov 15, 2014)
Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne DOCG 2016 (Piedmont, Italy)
Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne DOCG 2016 (Piedmont, Italy)
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90 Points - Wine Spectator (2012 vintage): Rank #76 on Top 100 Wines of 2014
"A bright, flashy version, featuring black currant and blackberry fruit that shows notes of vanilla and spice. The oak adds tannins, lending this a tight feel on the otherwise fine finish. Needs time. Best from 2016 through 2020. 5,000 cases made." – BS (Nov 15, 2014)
Ritual Pinot Noir 2015 (Casablanca Valley, Chile) - [JS 93] [AG 90] [RP 89+]
Ritual Pinot Noir 2015 (Casablanca Valley, Chile) - [JS 93] [AG 90] [RP 89+]
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93 Points - James Suckling:
"A pinot noir with beautiful strawberry and plum aromas and flavors. Full body, fine tannins and a precise ripe fruit and fresh character. Complex with light chocolate, walnut and berry aftertaste. Show a little more ripeness than 2014. Drink now. Made from biodynamic grapes." - (May 13, 2016)

Masciarelli Villa Gemma Bianco Colline Teatine IGT 2016 (Abruzzo, Italy) - [JS 91]
Masciarelli Villa Gemma Bianco Colline Teatine IGT 2016 (Abruzzo, Italy) - [JS 91]
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91 Points - James Suckling:
“This is very tangy and intense with a milk, yogurt and sliced apple character buttressing the ripe apple. Full body. Flavorful and delicious. Drink now.” (October 20, 2017)
Arinzano "Hacienda de Arinzano" Red DO 2014 (Navarra, Spain)
Arinzano "Hacienda de Arinzano" Red DO 2014 (Navarra, Spain)
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Appellation of origin

DO. Payment of Arínzano



Feature of the vintage

Duration of the vegetative cycle: Long

Yield per hectare: Normal 4.000 kg / ha

Maturation time: Early

Climate: dry and cold winter, fresh spring, mild summer and dry and warm autumn

14 months of aging in French oak barrels

40% new and 60% of 2nd wine
Cambria "Julia's Vineyard" Estate Santa Maria Pinot Noir 2012 (Santa Barbara, California) - [AG 91]
Cambria "Julia's Vineyard" Estate Santa Maria Pinot Noir 2012 (Santa Barbara, California) - [AG 91]
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91 Points - Antonio Galloni:
"Juicy, expressive and layered, the 2011 Pinot Noir Julia's Vineyard impresses for its silky fruit, perfumed aromatics and lovely overall balance. Absolutely nothing is out of place in a gracious, mid-weight Pinot with tons of near term appeal. A high-toned, floral-infused finish nicely balances the exuberant fruit. This is another fabulous value from Cambria." (July 2013)