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Pinot Noir Shootout Winner Now In Stock

The 2010 Trione Pinot Noir River Ranch Road ($35.99) is a rich, velvety smooth Pinot Noir that is a nice mix of complexity and cool vintage elegance.  It is a combination that I don’t often find in Russian River Valley, California Pinot Noir.  This wine was entered in the most comprehensive Pinot Noir wine tasting competition in the United States, The Pinot Noir Summit Pinot Noir Shootout, and it won the gold medal and “Best of Show”.  It beat out famous names like Kosta Browne, Domaine Serene, Seasmoke etc.. all of which cost over twice as much.  If you want a top notch west coast Pinot Noir under $50, this is your best buy.  We also brought in some of the 2011 Trione Chardonnay River Ranch Road ($29.99) which is a big, buttery, oak aged Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley.  This style of Chardonnay seems to be making a comeback these days.  But there is more to this wine than just butter and oak.  There are hints of minerals, spice and citrus here too that add to the complexity.  This Chardonnay reminds me of Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay, but costs about $20 less.  We only have a small amount of these Trione wines, so if you would like to reserve some, please contact me at drusso@gbrusso.com.

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Caymus Vineyards 40th Anniversary Cabernet

The Caymus style of Cabernet has become extremely popular over the past 4 decades.  In honor of their 40th Anniversary, Caymus has a special retro label for their 2012 vintage.  I tasted the 2012 in advance when I was in Napa Valley a few months ago, and it is the best Caymus Cab in years.  It has the signature sleek, silky Caymus style, but more depth, concentration, and length of finish than in recent years.  Demand is heavy for this vintage, so the winery is rationing it out in small quantities at a time.  If you would like to reserve some of this wine for the special price of $59.99, please contact me at drusso@gbrusso.com.

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Two Great New Dry Rose` Wines from the South of France

Now that we are finally in to weather fit to enjoy Rose` in, we have two new fresh 2013 Rose` wines from the South of France.  In my opinion, the South of France is where the best dry Rose` comes from.  In the soft, delicate style the 2013 Le Provencal Cotes de Provence Rose` ($11.99) has the easy-drinking strawberry, melon, pear fruit character and a hint of minerals on the finish (from the touch of Vermentino in this blend) associated with Provence Rose`.  The 2013 Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Rose` ($8.99) is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Carignan from the Languedoc region.  This is a bit fuller-bodied style of Rose` than what comes from Provence, and it has a bright cherry, red-current, and raspberry fruit character along with a subtle spice note on the finish.  Both of these wines are terrific values, comparable in quality to Rose` costing twice as much.  Enjoy these wines in the long awaited warm months to come.

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Conundrum White & Red

Regular $21.99

Sale $14.99

Fruity, aromatic wines made by Caymus of California.

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2013 Man Vintners

Sauvignon Blanc Warrelwind

90 Best Buy!

Smooth and tangy with ripe citrus and

juicy, clean flavors; fresh and bright with

lots of charm and good length.

90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Semillon.

 Reg. $9.99

Sale $6.99

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Blue Groove Zinfandel

Regular $13.99

Sale $6.99or $78/case

Salvatore Principe Blue Groove Zinfandel has intense dark plum and cocoa flavors mingling with rich black fruits, spice and vanilla. The bold favors are balanced with crisp acidity and plush tannins.

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Marquis de la Musa

Garnacha

Regular $11.99

Close-Out Sale $5.99

A smooth dry red with a plum and cherry fruit character.

Great Value in Spanish Wine