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DemocratandChronicle .com Saturday,October24,2015 Page5A ComeSeeUs: Monday-Saturday9-9 Sunday12-6 MichelGassier2012“NostrePais”Rouge(France) Ablendof50%Grenache,20%Syrah,20%MourvèdreandthebalanceCarignanandCinsault,itwasfermentedwith25-50%whole clustersandagedhalfin1-2yearolddemi-muidsandhalfinconcretetanks.Gorgeousblackraspberry,cassis,licorice,wildherbs andcrushedflowersallemergefromthismediumtofull-bodied,seamlessandthrillinglypure2012.Possessingfantasticcomplexity, freshnessandtextured,it’sanincrediblewinefromthisoftenoverlookedappellation.Drinkitoverthecoming3-5years. 93-94PointsWineAdvocate $16.99 Ribota2012Tempranillo(Spain) Brilliantruby.Livelyaromasoffreshraspberry,Asianspicesandrose,withahintofdark chocolateprovidingdepth.Gentlysweetredfruitflavorsaregivenakickbyanoteof crackedpepperandshowverygoodclarity.Asmokyqualitycomesupwithairandcarries throughanappealinglysweet,gentlytannic,persistentfinish. 90PointsVinous $9.99 Novellum2014Chardonnay(France) Thiswineisjustlovely,withplentyoftropicalfruit,suchaspeach,honeysuckle,apricot andpineapplethatjumpfromtheglassofthiswine,whichoffersclean,freshacids,a medium-bodiedmouthfeelanddeliciousmineralunderpining.Thisisquiteimpressiveand bestdrunkoverthenext12-24months.Thiswineisanexceptionalvalue. 89PointsWineAdvocate $10.99 Monaci2013“Piluna”Primitivo(Italy) Aromatic,withspiceboxandsmokybaconfatnotes,thissilkyredmarriessuppletannins toflavorsofplumpcherry,graphite,licoriceandwildherb.Medium-bodiedandwell- balanced.Drinknowthrough2023. 88PointsWineSpectator $11.99 1100JeffersonRoad atRoute390 427-2480 www.marketviewliquor.com Somequantitieslimited.Onlywhilesupplieslast. Notresponsiblefortypographicalerrors.Adexpireson:10/30/15 Lafage2013“Tessellae”OldVinesCotesduRoussillon(France) Ashockinglygoodwinefortheprice,the2013TessellaeOldVineschecksinasablendof40% Grenache,40%Syrahand20%Mourvedrethatwasagedallinconcretetank.Itoffersbrilliantnotesof blackcherries,blueberry,licorice,cloveandspringflowersinitsmediumtofull-bodied,gorgeouslypure profile.Showingmoreandmorefinesseandelegancewithtimeintheglass,aswellasclassicRoussillon mineralityonthefinish,ithasloadsoffruitandtextureyetisneverheavy,cumbersomeorcloying.It's hardtobelieveyoucangetthisqualityfortheprice,buttheconsumeristhebigwinnerhere.Enjoythis rockstareffortoverthecoming4-5years,althoughIwouldn'tbesurprisedtoseeifevolveforlonger. 94PointsWineAdvocate• $12.99 Falesco2013Sangiovese(Italy) ThissavoryblendofMerlot,CabernetSauvignonandSangiovesedeliversredcurrant, juicyblackcherry,whitepepperandalicoricenotebalancedbyfreshacidityandpolished tannins.It’sinformalandmadetobeenjoyedyoung. 87PointsWineEnthusiast $10.99 Sella&Mosca2010Cannonau(Italy) AflagshipwinefromSardinia,the2010CannonaudiSardegnaRiservapresentsaveryauthenticportraitoftheisland's mostcelebratedredgrape.Thereisausterityhereandasenseofvinousearnestnessthatdistinguishesthewine'sunique personality.Insteadofbanalsoftnessorrichness,hereyougetfirmlinesandsharpcontourswithbrightberry,spice,licorice andgrilledherb.Thereshouldbesomefatinyourfoodpairing(cheeseorporkbelly)tocounterthewine'srigidpersona. 88PointsWineAdvocate $12.99 Castano2012“Hecula”YeclaRed(Spain) inbothtankandFrenchoak,thiscomesfrom60-80-year-oldvinesplantedinlimestone soilsatarelativelyhighelevationofover1,600feet.Itsopaquepurplecolorisfollowedby copiousaromasofblueberries,blackraspberries,camphor,licorice,whiteflowersandachalky limestone/dustycharacter.Full-bodied,richandwell-balanced,itisanincrediblevalue. 91PointsWineAdvocate $10.99 Cantele2012Primitivo(Italy) The2012PrimitivooffersasteadyandsimpleinterpretationofoneofPuglia'smostimportantredgrapes.The wineflowsoverthepalatewithsmoothintensity,impartingplentyoffreshfruit,licoriceandroastednutalong theway.Dryingmineralnotesgivethewineabettersenseoffocusandbalance.Allsaidanddone,thisisan easy-goingredwinetopairwithmeatloaforporkchops.Itagesinneutraloakforuptoeightmonths. 87PointsWineAdvocate $10.99 Atalaya2012Monastrell/Garnacha(Spain) Thickandextracted,thisconcentratedreddeliverscoffee,chicory,earthyandsmoky flavors,withnotesofblackberryandbitterherbs.Powerful,featuringgrippingtannins andbalsamicacidity.Decant.GarnachaTintoreraandMonastrell.Bestfrom2016 through2020. 89PointsWineSpectator $12.99 ChateauMaris2012“LaTouge”Syrah(France) AwineItastedlastyear,thesinglevineyard2012MinervoislaLivinierelaTouge(60/40 SyrahGrenache)showedevenbetterthisgoaround.Ripeblackberry,pepper,groundherbs andlicoriceandemergefromthismediumtofull-bodied,texturedandseamlessbeauty. Drinkitanytimeoverthecoming4-5years. 90PointsWineAdvocate $11.99 Benanti2009“IlMonovitigno”NerelloMascalese(Italy) The2009NerelloMascaleseIlMonovitignoislacedwithflintandshavedleadpencilwithtightaromasofdriedfruit andblackcurrant.Thewineisexceptionallyfocusedandtightwithasharp,forthcomingdelivery.Thisisoneofthebest expressionsofthegrapeavailabletoday.FruitissourcedfromthreevineyardsitesatvariouspointsoftheEtnavolcaniccone thatrangefrom450to800metersabovesealevel.Uncorkthiswinetwoorthreehoursbeforeserving.Drink2015-2022. 92PointsWineAdvocate $39.99 Teodosio2010AglianicodelVulture(Italy) The2010AglianicodelVultureTeodosioisarichandopulentwinewithenormoustexturalrichnessandan enduringsenseofintensity.Thebouquetpresentsdriedfruit,tobacco,crushedstoneandpencilshaving.All together,thisensembleiselegantandsmooth.Thetanninsshowaveryfinegrainandthewineendswitha beautifulsenseofpersistencyandfocus.Teodosiohasthegritanddensitytoevolveoverthenexttenyears. 93PointsWineAdvocate $15.99 CotodeHayas2012“Centenaria”Garnacha(Spain) The2012FagusdeCotodeHayasisaselectionofGarnachafrom40-to50-year-oldvineyards,whichagedincontactwith theleesinnewFrenchoakbarrelsfortenmonths.It'sveryaromaticandperfumed,withstrongnotesofflowersandripe smallredandblueberries,hintsofincenseandvanilla,veryshowyandattractive,perhapsalittleoverthetop.Thepalateis medium-bodied,withglossy,sophisticatedtanninsandafinetexture.Thisisasleek,showywine.75,000bottles. 91PointsWineAdvocate $10.99 LayerCake2011Primitivo(Italy) Tar,groundaniseandpeppernotesunderscoretheflavorsofblackberryandplum preservesinthisbalancedred,withlighttanninsonthemoderatefinish.Drinknow. 16,000casesmade. 85PointsWineSpectator $12.99 D662012Grenache(France) The2012CotesCatalanesGrenacheD66isablendof80%Grenache,10%Syrahand10% Carignanthatwasbroughtupinsmallbarrels,30%beingnew.Full-bodied,rich,sexyandyetstill withsolidfocusandlength,ithasfabulouskirsch,driedherbs,licoriceandchocolatynuancesall soaringfromtheglass.Long,headyandhedonistic,enjoythisbeautyoverthecoming4-5years. 92PointsWineAdvocate $36.99 Lafage2013“BastideMiraflors”CotesCatalanes(France) OneofthegreatestredwinevaluesIhavetastedinthelastyearorso.Itisablendof70%Syrahand30%Grenachethatspent oneyearin80%concretetank(Grenache)and500-literdemi-muids(Syrah).Theresultisaninky/blue/purple-coloredwine offeringabig,sweetbouquetofblueberries,blackberries,acaciaflowers,pepperandspice.Thisfull-bodied,opulent,majestic dryredunleashestremendousripeness,richnessandintensity.Onewouldnormallythinksuchasuperb,remarkablewine wouldcostover$50abottle,butthisbeautyisavailableforanastonishing$14abottle.You’llhavetotasteittobelieveit! 93PointsWineAdvocate $12.99 Borsao2013“TresPicos”Garnacha(Spain) 100%Grenachefromolder,head-prunedvinesplantedonthehillsidesoftheMoncayoMountains.Thereare6,000casesofthisoutstanding wine.Itsdenseruby/purple-tingedcolorisfollowedbynotesofkirschliqueur,licorice,pepperandspicebox,andamediumtofull-bodied, richlyfruity,sensualwinewithbeautifulfinesse,complexityandpurity.SometimesGrenachecantakeonacomplex,PinotNoir-likesensitivity, andthiscuvéeappearstohavedonethat.Consumersshouldtakeadvantageoftheselovelywinesofferedatridiculouslylowprices. 90PointsWineAdvocate $14.99 GreatestSelection,Service&Savings.Everyday! Winesofthe Mediterranean! Houchart2014ProvenceRose’(France) ThiswinefromHouchart’sselectiveSainte-VictoireappellationisdistinctfromtheQuiot family’sotherHouchartrosés.Thiswineisrichandfullonthepalate,withoutlosinganysense ofacidityorfreshness.It’sreadytodrinkalthoughitwillbebetterfromtheendof2015. 91PointsWineEnthusiast $11.99 Colosi2012Rosso(Italy) AblendofNerod’AvolaandotherSiciliangrapes,thisfeaturesfruityaromasofdarkberry andawhiffofgraphite.Thesavory,straightforwardpalateoffersupripeblackcherry andjuicyblackberry,withnotesofgroundwhitepepperinthebackground.Softtannins provideeasy-drinkingtexture. 87PointsWineEnthusiast $7.99 Manon2012Tempranillo(Spain) Deepruby.Rich,smoke-tingeddarkberryandplumaromas,withahintofwoodsmoke. Lushandsuppleonthepalate,showinganopen-knitdarkfruitcharacterandasubtle bitterchocolatequality.Thisbroad,chewywinefinisheswithfine-grainedtanninsanda touchofcrackedpepper. 88PointsVinous $6.99

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