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July 2015

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90 Browne Family Vineyards 2012 Malbec, Columbia Valley ($35) Keen, ripe and juicy with tangy black raspberry and plum; racy, fresh and balanced with a crisp food-friendly finish. PRECEPT WINE 93 Kale Wines 2012 Broken Axle, Stagecoach Vineyard, Napa Valley ($65) A killer Rhône- style blend of 75% Syrah, 25% Grenache. Lively acidity plays through smooth black raspberry, cassis and spice; complex and supple with depth and balance. 92 Cobb 2012 Diane Cobb Pinot Noir, Coastlands Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($85) Tangy and crisp coastal-climate Pinot with smooth texture and bright raspberry fruit; lush, tangy and graceful; complex and elegant. IMPORTS 90 Astrolabe Winery 2014 Province Pinot Gris, Marlborough, New Zealand ($23) Racy and crisp with bright citrus fruit and bracing acidity; minerally, lush and long. CANNONBALL WINE COMPANY 90 Trinity Hill 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand ($17) Bright citrus nose; fresh, crisp and pure with racy citrus and spice; silky and long. TERROIR SELECTIONS 91 Château Gassier 2014 Côtes de Provence 946 Sainte-Victoire, France ($40) Grown at 946 meters on the Montagne Sainte-Victoire. Plump and juicy with charming raspberry and strawberry tones and a lingering finish. A superb introduction to real rosé. CANNON WINES LTD 89 GAÍA 2014 Assyritko, Wild Ferment, Santorini, Greece ($18) Smooth and spicy with vanilla and tangy citrus; fresh, lush and layered; long and charming. ATHENEE IMPORTERS 90 Nieto Senetiner 2012 Don Nicanor Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina ($19) Dusky, juicy and alive with blackberry, blueberry and tangy spice; long and neatly structured, generous, supple and long on the finish. FOLEY FAMILY WINES 90 Marqués de Cáceres 2011 Excellens Cuvée Special, Rioja, Spain ($21) Juicy, crisp and spicy with ripe black raspberry; earthy and dense, smooth and rich. VINEYARD BRANDS @zodiacvodka | @chantalphoto #othebeatenpath |

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