$20 - $30 - Medal Winner - Red-Medium to full bodied

96-Point Italian Primitivo

Zolla Primitivo di Manduria 2017

International wine judges have left little doubt: this rich Italian Primitivo will be a sure-fire hit with all who taste it. Sourced from twisted old vines in ancient Manduria, it brims with luscious, dark-berry flavor and toasty spice.

 
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Velvety California Pinot Noir

Forbes Creek Pinot Noir 2017

This award-winning Pinot Noir was sourced from some of the Golden State’s top Pinot sites – Napa, Clarksburg, Sonoma Coast, and beyond. With ripe, red-berry flavors, all wrapped up in a silky-smooth texture, it will make a fine aperitif.

 
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Gold-Medal Southern French Red

Château L'Esparrou Cuvée Bisconte 2017

From southern France’s Roussillon region and historic Château L’Esparrou, this special cuvée boasts a coveted Gilbert & Gaillard gold. Judges loved its “pleasant nose accented by dark fruits and spices with a touch of licorice.”

 
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Gold-Medal California Merlot

Buena Vista Stone Caves Merlot 2017

Buena Vista, founded in 1857, has the distinction of being California’s oldest premium winery. Our customers have exclusive access to some of their finest releases, like this velvety, gold-medal-winning Merlot from the exceptional 2017 vintage.

 
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Portuguese Reserva Fit for a King

Vila de Rei Reserva 2016

Fourth-generation Nuno Cancela de Abreu is a master at making HUGE, succulent reds. He’s really outdone himself here, with a blend of native Portuguese grapes that’s rich, velvety and (as you'll taste) very befitting of its royal-inspired name.

 
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Rich Gold-Medal Bordeaux

Château Haut Bardin 2018

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The Descorps family have crafted top-class wine in Bordeaux for several generations. Showing all the elegance of the excellent 2018 vintage, this release marries Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and debuted to a gold medal at a prestigious Paris show.

 
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Gold-Medal Saint-Emilion Exclusive

Vieux Château Guibeau 2016

This acclaimed, Merlot-rich gem (from Bordeaux’s very highly rated 2016 vintage) was lovingly crafted at a small, family-owned estate in the heart of the Right Bank. It’s deeply concentrated and silky, with intense plum and toasty oak – classy stuff.

 
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94-Point Super Tuscan

Collezione di Paolo Verso Cielo Rosso di Toscana 2017

This always-popular Super Tuscan is made by the renowned Paolo Masi in small quantities. We took all we could of the 2017 vintage (which boasts 94 points and three golds – so far!). Look forward to dark red fruit with hints of coffee and toasty oak.

 
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93-Point Rioja Sensation

Viña Izadi Crianza 2016

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From Rioja’s premium Alavesa sub-region and Viña Izadi (a former Wine & Spirits ‘Top 100 Winery’) comes this highly awarded star. Made with grapes from 50-year-old vines and barrel aged for 14 months, it ripples with ripe red fruit and spice.

 
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91-Point, Trophy-Winning Rioja

Altos de la Guardia Crianza Rioja 2016

Hailing from renowned winemaker Jean-Marc Sauboua, this 91-point, internationally acclaimed Rioja was aged for 14 months in fine French oak barrels. Brimming with ripe dark fruit and floral/spice characters, it’s perfect for grilled lamb.

 
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