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November 2013

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91 96 Beekeeper Cellars 2010 Zinfandel, Madrone Spring Vineyard, Rockpile ($64) Dark and luscious with ripe blackberry, plum and spice; nicely balanced, juicy and complex; long and elegant. 89% Zinfandel, 11% Petite Sirah. Schloss Vollrads 2012 Riesling Eiswein, Rheingau, Germany ($172/375 ml.) Thick and creamy with luscious notes of peach and citrus fruits; elegant and intensely honied and showing the essence of the variety. SCHMITT SÖHNE IMPORTS 92 Herdade do Esporão 2008 Private Selection, Alentejo, Portugal ($60) Smooth, elegant and complex with lovely ripe berry flavors and spice; balanced and rich, long and charming with excellent structure and depth. AIDIL WINES & LIQUORS 90 August Kesseler 2012 "R" Riesling Kabinett, Pfalz, Germany ($18) Silky and fresh with juicy citrus and bright acidity; a hint of sweetness and lively flavors. VINEYARD BRANDS 91 Mount Nelson 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($19) Bright with tangy citrus, gooseberry and lovely spice; fine acid structure and silky texture; seamless, juicy and long with great balance. WILSON DANIELS 91 Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium 2012 Riesling Kabinett Graacher Himmelreich, Mosel, Germany ($23) Racy and fresh with spritz and juicy acidity; minerals, tangy notes of peach and citrus; long and bright with balance and style. SCHMITT SÖHNE 90 Laurent-Miquel 2012 Viognier Vérité Grande Cuvée, Pays d'Oc, France ($25) Alive with juicy grapefruit and lively acidity; long and balanced, aromatic and fresh. 91 Hamilton Russell Vineyards 2011 Estate Pinot Noir, Hemel-En-Aarde Valley, South Africa ($45) Bright and crisp with elegant flavors of cherry and raspberry; juicy and fresh with lovely acid structure and finesse; long, vibrant and focused. VINEYARD BRANDS 90 Laurent-Miquel 2008 Bardou Grande Cuvée, Saint Chinian, France ($25) Smooth and rich with juicy blackberry and cassis fruit; tangy and fresh with fine acid structure and lovely earth and spice; long, balanced and classic. MIQUEL ET FILS 92 Franz Haas 2011 Schweizer Lagrein, Alto Adige, Italy ($36)\ Dark, spicy and rich nose; smooth and deep with black cherry, plum and cassis with firm acidity; spicy, lush, intense and completely charming; long, complex and delicious. EMPSON USA 92 Famille Perrin 2010 Châteauneufdu-Pape Les Sinards, France ($45)Smooth and lush with ripe berries, plum, spice and depth; juicy and tangy with minerals, supple texture and a long, complex finish. Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache VINEYARD BRANDS MIQUEL ET FILS Imported by Vineyard Brands, Inc. Birmingham, AL. TP1113_034-65.indd 61 10/24/13 8:26 PM

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