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August 2012

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90 Pfeiffer Winery 2008 Pinot Noir, Blue Dot Reserve, Willamette Valley ($60) Silky and elegant with ripe cherry fruit and juicy style; bright, supple and fresh with good structure and depth; long and balanced. IMPORTS 92 88 Valley, South Africa ($32) Bright and juicy with lots of green apple and citrus; lush yet vibrant; consistently one of the best Southern Hemisphere Chards. Hamilton Russell Vineyards 2011 Chardonnay, Hemel-en-Aarde VINEYARD BRANDS ($17) A white blend of 50% Fernão Pires and 50% Arinto with deep gold color; aromatic, smooth and creamy with good acidity. 91 90 92 Quinta do Pinto 2010 Lasso, Lisboa, Portugal YOUR CUSTOMER'S TASTEBUDS WILL THANK YOU. LANGDON SHIVERICK Angulo Innocenti 2011 Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina ($20) Dark, ripe and toasty with lovely plum, cassis and juicy black raspberry; lush and generous with minerals, spice and elegant style; a real find. VINEYARD BRANDS France ($28) Ripe and minerally with deep flavors of spice, gooseberry and quince; long, ripe and balanced. Château de Fosse-Seche 2010 Chenin Blanc "Arcane," Saumur, LANGDON SHIVERICK Riondo 2006 Amarone della Valpolicella, Italy ($30) Ripe and dense with cassis, blackberry and sweet spice; smooth, lush and concentrated with notes of licorice and chocolate; vibrant, rich and complex; a very impressive Amarone at an amazing price. RIONDO USA 92 92 Samuel Billaud 2009 Chablis Premier Cru Fourneaux, France ($37.50) Luscious and rich with deep, complex flavors; minerally, seamless and intense; exquisite, focused and long. LANGDON SHIVERICK Domaine Laroche 2009 Chablis Premier Cru Les Vaillons Vieilles Vignes, France ($49) Pure, bright and juicy with lovely ripe fruit, bright acidity and elegance; lush and ripe with depth and balance; long and complete. RÉMY COINTREAU USA Available through your distributor or at Grape varietal specific shapes; starting at $5.95 per glass. XL Pinot Noir Glass Height: 9" Capacity: 30 oz.

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