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Banfi Piemonte Cuvee Aurora Rose 2008

Elegant, with a pure note of strawberry winding through to mix with flavors of pastry, pomegranate, graham cracker, smoke and bright, mouthwatering acidity. Drink now through 2015. 1,300 cases made. –AN

Date posted: March 5, 2013

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    Emiliana Coyam 2008

    As blends go, this is a winner. The nose is spicy and wild, with blackberry, cola, fine leather and earthy qualities. Lush and concentrated in the mouth, with meaty, herbal flavors of cola and blackberry. Toast and pepper notes lend darkness to the finish, and overall this is a grand, ripe thoroughbred made from six […]

    Date posted: March 5, 2013

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      Private: Novas Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Gran Reserva

      Toasty, waxy and peachy on the nose, with nicely applied oak. Feels comfortable and apple-like, with good acidity pushing apple, green melon and green plum flavors. Bright, lively and firm on the finish, with a slightly pithy aftertaste. — M.S. (6/1/2012)

      Date posted: March 5, 2013

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        Emiliana Coyam 2008

        Shows nice ripeness and definition for the vintage, with silky tannins that let red currant, dark plum and blackberry fruit mingle nicely with sweet tobacco and roasted vanilla notes, with a very polished finish. Drink now through 2012. 15,550 cases made. –JM

        Date posted: March 5, 2013

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          Emiliana Coyam 2009

          Dark and muscular in style, with loam, roasted coffee and dark fig notes backed by more tar, tobacco and black cherry. Shows solid depth, with nicely buried acidity driving the finish. This has range and character. Syrah, Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Mourvèdre and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2012. 13,000 cases made. –JM

          Date posted: March 5, 2013

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            Emiliana Ge 2008

            This red is dark and rich, offering ample acidity to support the crushed plum, cassis and macerated wild berry fruit character that slowly unfolds with hints of smoldering apple wood, licorice and mocha notes on the toasty finish. Syrah, Carmenère and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2018. 355 cases made. –NW

            Date posted: March 5, 2013

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              Emiliana Ge 2009

              Macerated black cherry, dark plum skin and roasted game notes are featured in full force in this rich red, with layers of graphite, cedar and dusky spices unfolding on the dark finish. Syrah, Carmenère and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2017. 452 cases made. –NW

              Date posted: March 5, 2013

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                Emiliana Ge 2007

                EDITOR’S CHOICE One of Chile’s best wines is excellent in 2007. The bouquet is concentrated, jammy and powerful, with Graham cracker sweetness offset by earth notes and leather. Lush and deep across the palate, with classy cassis, blackberry and fudge flavors. Layered and silky on the finish. Drink now through 2014. — M.S. (12/31/2011)

                Date posted: March 5, 2013

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                  Emiliana Ge 2008

                  EDITOR’S CHOICE This Colchagua Valley blend smells of lead pencil, coconut, black cherry, spice and vanilla. The mouthfeel is firm, solid and complete, with dark berry, fine herbs and spice flavors. On one hand it’s fresh and alert; on the other hand its dense and brooding, with coffee and dark spice accents. Drink now–2017; only […]

                  Date posted: March 5, 2013

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                    Emiliana Ge 2009

                    EDITOR’S CHOICE Gê is one of Chile’s perennial best blends. It mixes Syrah, Carmenère and Cabernet Sauvignon into a lovable, complex whole. The nose is spicy yet suave, with cool berry, herb and olive aromas. It feels fresh, full and clean, with olive, pepper, cherry, cassis, coffee and chocolate flavors on the palate and finish. […]

                    Date posted: March 5, 2013

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                      Natura Carmenere 2011

                      This red leads with a licorice note, giving way to juicy plum and kirsch flavors that expand with hints of tobacco and smoke on the robust finish. Drink now. 14,000 cases imported.—N.W.

                      Date posted: March 5, 2013

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                        Natura Sauvignon Blanc 2012

                        On the lean side, with passion fruit, citrus zest and fresh-cut herbs backed by crisp acidity and a saline-accented finish. Drink now. 15,000 cases imported.—N.W.

                        Date posted: March 5, 2013

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                          Natura Carmenere 2010

                          BEST BUY Dusty blackberry and dark plum aromas come with spice, particulary pepper. Feels crisp, juicy and tight on the palate, with plum, cherry, red licorice candy and peppery flavors. Dry on the finish, and only slightly herbal overall. — M.S. (2/1/2012)

                          Date posted: March 4, 2013

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                            Bolla Tufaie 2010 Soave Superiore Classico DOCG

                            Tufaie gets its name from the chalky tufa stone deposits that characterize its vineyard soils. That quality adds a pristine, dry quality to the wine that works very nicely with its sweet melon, sage and stone fruit aromas. — M.L. (8/1/2011)

                            Date posted: March 4, 2013

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                              Bolla Tufaie 2010 Soave Superiore Classico DOCG

                              This gold straw Soave reveals ripe yellow fruit and minerals on the nose and palate. It’s savory, delicious, beautifully balanced and a wonderful value. Tufaie is a blend of 90% Garganega and 10% Trebbiano grown on hillside vineyards and goes through partial malo. The chalky tufa stone on which Garganega grows lends its name to […]

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                                Bolla Soave "Retro" 2011 Soave Classico DOC

                                The entry level Bolla Soave is clean, fresh and easy drinking. Lightly aromatic and floral, it is medium weight in the mouth with notes of citrus and crisp acidity. It’s extremely good value. A blend of 90% Garganega and 10% Trebbiano di Soave, the grapes are hand harvested and fermented in stainless steel with the […]

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                                  Bolla Soave 883 Selection 2011 Soave Classico DOC

                                  Bolla makes another Soave Classico labeled 883 Selection marketed to the restaurant trade; made of 100% hand picked Garganega fermented in stainless steel and given extended time on the lees, it has good weight and richness with a nice leesy note on the palate.

                                  Date posted: March 4, 2013

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