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ARGENTINA

RED WINE

ZUCCARDI ALUVIONAL

LA CONSULTAMALBEC 2012

Uco Valley

TaSTING NOTE:

The 2012 aluvional

La Consulta, from the south of the uco

Valley in the San Carlos department at

1,000 meters altitude, shows aromas of

ripe black fruit and a slight austerity in

the texture, with a mineral sensation. The

wood is very integrated into the wine and

with time it develops a ripe peach and

violet petal aroma. It is drinkable now, but

it should improve with time in bottle. Drink:

2015-2020. Score:

93

(Luis Gutierrez,

robertparker.com

, april 29, 2014)

510933 (XD) 750 mL $80.00

WHITE WINE

CATENA ZAPATAADRIANNA

WHITE STONES CHARDONNAY 2013

Uco Valley

TaSTING NOTE:

The aromas to this are

very impressive with a dried fruits, stone

and tangy lemon rind character. Hints of

caramel too. Full body, layered and long.

Made from grapes grown in Gualtallary

in uco. Drink or hold. Score:

95

(James

Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

, May 20,

2016)

355669 (XD) 750 mL $100.00

CHILE

RED WINE

MONTES FOLLY SYRAH 2012

Colchagua Valley

TaSTING NOTE:

Incredible wine with

blackberry, dried meat, granite, spice,

and blueberry character. Full body, super

velvety texture, yet incredibly fine and

long. Such finesse and balance. Clearly

the benchmark for syrah in South america.

So gorgeous to drink now but will age

beautifully. Score:

97

(James Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

, May 12, 2016)

62356 (XD) 750 mL $83.00

USA

– CaLIFORNIa

RED WINE

FLORA SPRINGS TRILOGY 2014

Napa Valley

TaSTING NOTE:

Their 2014 Trilogy is a

blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon,

8%Malbec and 6% Petit Verdot. It is a

wine of suppleness, complexity and loads

of licorice, tobacco leaf, blackcurrants,

spice and some background oak and

espresso. Medium to full-bodied, with

gorgeous fruit, texture and length, this is a

beauty to drink over the next 10-15 or so

years, although it is already displaying its

undeniable charm and lusciousness.

Drink: 2016-2031. Score:

93

(Robert

Parker Jr.,

robertparker.com

, Dec. 30,

2016)

13649 (XD) 750 mL $114.00

OCEAN’S GHOST PINOT NOIR 2014

Santa Rita Hills

TaSTING NOTE:

The star of the lineup

is the 2014 Pinot Noir Ocean’s Ghost,

and this beauty comes from two adjacent

parcels located off Highway 246 in the

Sta. Rita Hills. It was completely

destemmed and aged in 40% new French

oak. Notes of red plums, wild strawberries,

spice and lots of floral characteristics

all emerge from this richly textured,

mouthfilling and lengthy Pinot Noir that

will put a smile on anyone’s face over

the coming 7-8 years. My notes finished

with “I like it!” Drink Date: 2016-2024.

Score:

94

(Jeb Dunnuck,

robertparker.com

,

aug. 30, 2016)

514240 (XD) 750 mL $82.00

WALT CLOS PEPE PINOT NOIR 2014

Santa Rita Hills

TaSTING NOTE:

Wow, the inky opaque

colored 2014 Pinot Noir Clos Pepe

Vineyard is a sensational Pinot Noir. Giving

up tons of black raspberry, cassis, toasty

oak, crushed violets and campfire aromas

and flavors, this youthful, even backwards

effort has fabulous richness and depth,

a layered texture and ripe tannin that

emerges on the finish. This is a big, rich

Pinot Noir that should benefit from short

term cellaring and have a decade or more

of longevity. Drink Date: 2016-2026.

Score:

94

(Jeb Dunnuck,

robertparker.com

,

aug. 30, 2016)

514216 (XD) 750 mL $130.00

AMUSE BOUCHE RED 2013

Napa Valley

TaSTING NOTE:

Lastly, the flagship wine

of amuse Bouche, the 2013 Proprietary

Red Blend amuse Bouche (Merlot),

96%Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, has

always been one of the best Merlot-based

wines in Northern California. It shows

loads of espresso bean, white chocolate,

mocha, black cherry and blackberry fruit.

The wine is soft, but structured, vibrant,

juicy and full-bodied. Drink it over the next

15-20 years. Drink Date: 2016-2036.

Score:

94

(Robert ParkerJr.,

robertparker.com

,

Dec. 30, 2015)

362863 (XD) 750 mL $497.00

THE CLASSICS COLLECTION

SEPTEMBER 2017

15 VINTAGES