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2014 Substance Cabernet Sauvignon C2

Substance 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon C2 $16.99

This is a smoking deal for under $20. Tastes more like something from California than from Washington.

Wine Advocate 92 Points

“One of the best values I’ve tasted in a long time, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon from the team at K Vintners was hand-harvested, natively fermented and aged all in French oak. Smoking good notes of cassis, black currants and hints of plum all emerge from this rich, beautifully textured, layered beauty that has solid tannic grip, a silky, elegant texture and a great finish. It has real elegance and finesse and is a dark fruited, unctuous beauty to drink over the coming 3-4 years.”

2016 De Wetshof Chardonnay Limestone Hill

De Wetshof 2016 Chardonnay Limestone Hill $16.99

This is another wonderful value. Tastes like a fine Chablis, growing on similar limestone soils.

Wine Spectator 91 Points

“A fresh white, with a quinine edge giving the core of green fig, yellow apple and white peach flavors extra zip through the floral-edged finish. Drink now through 2018.”

Wine Advocate 89 Points

“The 2016 Limestone Hill Chardonnay has a light patisserie-tinged bouquet with flecks of almond. The palate is smooth and rounded, unashamed of its tropical leanings—mango, tangerine and guava, leading to a soft and sensual finish. It is totally predictable, but quite delicious. A guilty pleasure maybe?”

2016 Mason Sauvignon Blanc

Mason 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley $17.99

For those of you that like new world Sauvignon Blancs but without the grapefruit flavors then this wine is for you!

“Clean, smooth and crisp, offering a lip-smacking mix of pear, melon and Key lime flavors, with plenty of intensity on the finish. Drink now.”

2015 Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino

2015 Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino $21.99

Their Brunello gets all their limelight but nothing like a nice Rosso to go with pizza or pasta and meatballs. 1/3 the price of their Brunello but this still has loads of quality.

Wine Spectator 91 Points

“Bright, delicate and vibrant, with berry and floral flavors. Accents of earth, tobacco and spice add interest as they linger on the finish. Well-rounded and long. Drink now through 2023.”

2015-Tesch-Riesling-Karthauser

2015 Tesch Riesling Karthauser $19.99

Wine Advocate 92+ Points

“Subtle, pure and flinty on the nose, the 2015 Laubenheimer Karthäuser Riesling Trocken intertwines ripe, but very precise and fresh white fruit aromas with a spicy flavor. On the palate, this is a very intense but also racy, vital, firm and salty Riesling. It has remarkable elegance and complexity. It is quite powerful and has a very good potential to age. Keep this wine for at least another four years.

The Karthäuser is the southwest-facing vineyard above the village of Laubenheim. Shaped like an amphitheater and based on weathered sandstone (Rotliegend), this is a warm location that ensures an early ripening of the grapes. This terroir leads to ripe and spicy, pretty powerful, but firmly structured and elegant Rieslings that can age tremendously well.”

2016 Moulin des Vrillers Sancerre $19.99

 

2015 Casas Del Bosque Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva

2015 Casas Del Bosque Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva $14.99

Another strong offering coming from Chile. The region has been a reliable source for excellent value cabs over the past few years.

Wine Spectator 90 Points

“Powerful and rich-tasting, with concentrated flavors of dried raspberry and plum tart accented by plenty of toasty notes. Shows appealing herbals details on the muscular finish. Drink now through 2021.”

2015 Hahn Chardonnay SLH

Hahn 2015 Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands SLH $18.99

We’ve carried the Hahn Pinot Noir SLH for a couple of years now and we’ve now brought in the Chardonnay. This is a superb bottle that is not to be missed! Hahn owns substantial vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands that’s why they can bring you this bottle that other wineries are charging $40-$60 for.

Wine Spectator 91 Points

“This white is vibrant and rich-tasting, offering a complex array of fig, quince, pear and ripe citrus flavors. Well-structured, with notes of lemon meringue on the plush, focused finish. Drink now through 2022. 11,610 cases made”

2015 Daou Cabernet Sauvignon

Daou 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon $29.99

Daou makes some full throttle Cabernet Sauvignon’s that can hang with the best from Napa Valley. These are all New World, so those looking for something subtle and reserved should look somewhere else.

Wine Spectator 93 points

Plump and juicy, this seamless effort is focused on red berry and jammy notes, showing plush tannins, depth of flavor and length. Ultraripe but stays within bounds. Drink now through 2030.

Wine Advocate (90-92) Barrel Tasting

“The straight 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon should be another outstanding vintage of this cuvee and it has full-bodied richness, beautiful concentration and lots of dark chocolate, plum and smoked herb aromas and flavors. It has more obvious structure than the 2014 did at this stage as well.”

Amalaya 2016 Malbec

Amalaya 2016 Malbec $13.99

Amalaya is the sister winery of Bodega Colome in Salta, Argentina. If you have every had the Colome Malbec, you know it is a special wine. This is their entry level wine and half the price as the Colome but just about as good. Intense fruit flavors of plum and cherry dominate this easy drinking red that will pair well with steak or burgers. The previous vintages have garnered 90 point scores from Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator. This vintage’s quality tastes just as good.

Sidebar 2015 Sauvignon Blanc

Sidebar 2015 Sauvignon Blanc High Valley $19.99

Sidebar is David Ramey’s other label where he has decided to focus on wines he doesn’t make at Ramey. This is closer to something from the Loire than France, showing the trademark Ramey balance.

Wine Spectator 91 Points

“Focused and precise, with detailed lemon meringue, orange blossom and lime zest flavors that are intense, fragrant and harmonious on the long, crisp finish. Drink now.”

 

2014 Bodegas Norton Malbec Reserve

Bodegas Norton 2014 Malbec Reserve $15.99

Bodegas Norton has been turning out delicious affordable Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbecs and Red Blends for a few years now. They are very solid wines with depth and structure that pair well with red meats.

Wine Spectator 90 Points

“This has a silky mouthfeel, with rich, plush flavors of boysenberry, dark currant and black olive that carry plenty of creamy accents. Features dark chocolate and Asian spice details on the finely textured finish. Drink now through 2020.”

Wine Advocate 90 Points

“The 50/50 blend of grapes from Valle de Uco and Luján de Cuyo 2014 Reserva Malbec was very impressive for the price tag it wears. For winemaker David Bonomi, 2014 was cooler than 2013, and they have lowered the effect of the oak and used well-seasoned oak barrels. It has good concentration and ripeness without excess, and a soft, juicy and chewy palate, with good consistency. It’s lively and fresher than what it was in the past, thanks to the fruit from the Valle de Uco. This is the winery’s flagship and bestselling wine. Production figures for this wine are mind-boggling, they produce around 1.8 million bottles of it.”