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November 2016

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november 2016  /  the tasting panel  /  73 IMPORTS 90 Château de la Mulonnière 2014 M de Mulonnière Chenin Blanc, Loire Valley, France ($15) A super Loire white at an irresistable price. Suave and floral with juicy acidity, lovely almonds and ripe fruit. PASTERNAK WINE IMPORTS 91 Alta Vista 2015 Estate Torrontès, Salta, Argentina ($19) Argentina's signature white variety thrives in the extremely high vineyards of Salta. Spicy, smooth and fresh with graceful style and a long, aromatic finish; an exceptional and beautifully balanced version. KOBRAND 90 Gradis'ciutta 2015 Ribolla Gialla, Collio DOC, Italy ($22) This Collio producer specializes in indigenous varietals and blend. The definitive Ribolla Gialla shines with tangy acidity and fresh citrus fruit; full, lingering finish. VINEYARD BRANDS 91 Castell 2015 Schloss Casteller Rieslaner Spätlese, Franken, Germany ($38) Rieslaner is a cross between Silvaner and Riesling. Floral and lush with sweet, rich flavors; deep and juicy. Packaged in a traditional Franconian bocksbeutel ("goat's bag") bottle. VALCKENBERG INTERNATIONAL 93 Schloss Saarstein 2015 Riesling Spätlese, Mosel, Germany ($42) "Every vine should see the [Saar] river," says Vintner Christian Ebert. This Spätlese has juicy acidity and a touch of sweetness; stylish, long and lovely. VALCKENBERG INTERNATIONAL 92 Symington 2013 Altano Touriga Nacional, Quinta do Ataide, Douro, Portugal ($20) A superb value in Por tuguese table wine; lush, dense and balanced; lifted and tangy with pure berry fruit. VINEYARD BRANDS 93 Odfjell 2014 Orzada Carignan, Cauquenes, Chile ($22) Juicy and bright; spicy and bursting with black raspberry fruit. Stunning ripe fruit and minerals; no oak and lots of flavor ; fresh, modern and long. FOLEY FAMILY WINES 90 Mohua 2014 Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand ($22) Deep color and smooth texture; ripe cherry, tangy acidity and lovely balance; long and fresh. VINEYARD BRANDS 92 Bodegas Franco- Españolas 2007 Rioja Bordón Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain ($25) Lush and juicy, mature and smooth with bright acidity and good balance; lush and deep. 80% Temparanillo, 10% Garnacha, 5% Mazuelo, 5% Graciano. VISION WINE & SPIRITS LLC 91 Yangarra 2013 Old Vine Grenache, McLaren Vale, Australia ($32) Juicy, bright and tangy with ripe berries and nice style; fresh, lively and balanced; long and snappy. JACKSON FAMILY WINES 92 Carlin de Paolo 2012 Barolo, Italy ($40) Fresh and elegant; lively, complex and balanced; refined and long. An excellent value in Barolo. CURIOUS CORK IMPORTS liven your cocktail For more recipe inspirations visit | @DrinkStElder ©2016 Produced & Bottled By St. Elder, Ltd., Somerville, MA. 20% Alc/Vol (40 Proof) PLEASE ENJOY RESPONSIBLY.

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