Top 10 List

Top Ten New Arrivals for October!

J L Chave Mon Coeur Cotes du Rhone 2011

This is a blend of Grenache and Syrah from purchased fruit that has wonderful texture, layers of fruit, and character. While it has plenty of weight, the true success of this wine is all the flavor that bubbles just under the surface.  

Domaine Le Fay d’Homme Muscadet 2011

The Fay d'Homme is a pure expression of the Gneiss soil. The acidity is present but not aggressive, with expression of white fruits, citrus and blossoms. The wine is immediately very well balanced and enjoyable right after bottling.

Aquitania Cabernet 2011

This delicious Cabernet has some SERIOUS firepower behind it. It has an elegant Macul nose that combines fresh red fruit, cassis, dried herbs, and red pepper. The palate is complete with smooth tannins and loads of red fruit.

Hecht & Bannier Languedoc Blanc 2012

A blend of Piquepoul and Roussanne, the 2012 Languedoc Blanc is a fresh, vibrant white. The Piquepoul Blanc brings this crunchy and vivid character and the Roussanne's citrus fruits and white flowers produce this striking wine with lovely aromatics and a full silky mouth-feel.

Billard Hautes Cotes de Beaune 2012

The 2012 is a layered with fresh cherries and red berries with touches of dried herbs and spice. The weight sits nicely on the palate and finishes with a nice wave of acidity. Bravo Billard. Bravo...

La Liquiere Faugeres Les Amandiers 2012

Les Amandiers is made from young vines resulting in fresh berry aromas : red currant, strawberry, black currant. A pleasant and tender wine, offering great aromatic freshness.

Banshee Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2012

Charming aromatically, this Chardonnay immediately hints toward Asian pear and apple flavors with an underlying cut of lemon framed by hints of Tahitian vanilla from fine grained French oak. It offers hints of more tropical flavors without ever fully realizing them and finishes with ample verve.

Barco de Piedra 2011

"It exhibits notes of flowers, licorice, new saddle leather, black currants and cherries. Medium to full-bodied, elegant, complex and on a fast maturity curve, it should be consumed over the next 2-3 years." 91 Points, the Wine Advocate, #202 Aug 2012

Ludovicus 2011

Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, smoky minerals and white pepper, plus a suggestion of dried rose. Silky on entry, then firmer in the middle, with flavors of red and black fruits and floral pastille. The floral quality repeats on the lively, subtly powerful finish.

Rickshaw Cabernet 2011

Dark plum, coffee grounds, and cassis. This base is buttressed by a few mountain sources that provide a streak of red fruit, verve, and structure.

Gordon MacPhail

8 Year old Bargains from Gordon & MacPhail

"Located in the north-east of Scotland in the heart of the world famous whisky producing region of Speyside, Gordon & MacPhail is an independent family owned and managed firm which has been bottling Single Malt Whiskies for over 120 years.

Perhaps the most important skill handed down from generation to generation is cask selection..

The wood is either European or American oak; the casks come in three sizes (butt, hogshead, barrel) and will previously either have held Bourbon or sherry. Each time a cask is filled with Scotch spirit its maturing capability diminishes, and after three or four fills it is 'exhausted'.

So there are several variables to take account of when choosing a cask, and one thing that George Urquhart learned from his father was the importance of matching the cask to the spirit it would mature, and the ultimate use to which the mature whisky would be put - single malt, blended malt or blended whisky.

Happily, Gordon & MacPhail now has a considerable stock of such carefully selected casks, holding a variety of greatly aged malt whiskies."

Elliott's thoughts: "I was thoroughly impressed with this release of these 8 year old malts. There are balanced, textured, and full of flavor. It is a testament to Gordon & MacPhail's knowledge and skill in matching the whiskies with the barrel program. While young, these malts don't seem young. They taste more mature than their age. I found these to be incredible well balanced and for the price represent excellent value. Absolute no-brainer!"


Gordon Macphail Bunnahabhain  8yr

Gordon Macphail Bunnahabh...

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Retail Price $44.99

SKU# 36887

Size: 750 ml