NEW WORLD – OTHER REDS

ALEXANDER VALLEY VINEYARDS ALEXANDER VALLEY  CYRUS’03…………. 79.49

AUSTIN HOPE PASO ROBLES “WEST SIDE RED” GARNET’01 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION………………31.99

BEAULIEU VINEYARD CALIFORNIA “ENSEMBLE”’96 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION………47.99

BENNETT LANE NAPA “MAXIMUS”’05 – “Firm, rich and intense, with ripe, vivid blackberry and wild berry fruit and a mix of currant and raspberry. Keeps a tight focus on the long, layered finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.”……69.99

BODEGAS NIETO SENETINER ARGENTINA “DON NICANOR BLEND”’05 …36.99

BOOKPURNONG HILL RIVERLAND “BLOCK 267” RED TABLE’99 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “Tasty stuff, soft, supple and generous with its blackberry, violet, vanilla and spice flavors, which echo nicely on the silky, round finish.”…… 74.49

CLINE CALIFORNIA “CASHMERE”’05 – “Grapey, with lively blackberry and blueberry fruit that’s well-centered. Keeps its fruity profile and ends with structured tannins. Mourvèdre, Syrah and Grenache.”…………………………….41.69

DOMAINE CHANDON CARNEROS “PINOT MEUNIER”’04…….40.99

DRY CREEK VINEYARD SONOMA “THE MARINER”’04 – “Tight, intense and well-structured, with firm dried currant, cedary oak and hints of mocha, sage and loamy earth. Decant. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.”……..69.99

ECLUSE PASO ROBLES “ENSEMBLE”’05……………….69.99

EL ROY ALEXANDER VALLEY “PROPRIETOR’S RED”’00 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…….41.19

ERNIE ELS SOUTH AFRICA “GUARDIAN PEAK FRONTIER”’06 – “Fresh and forward, with sweet plum and blackberry fruit backed by vanilla and spice notes, followed by a medium-weight, fleshy finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot. Drink now.”……29.99

FINCA EL RETIRO MENDOZA ARGENTINA “RESERVE” TEMPRANILLO’04..39.99

FOUNTAIN GROVE SONOMA “AESTIVOSSA”’95 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION …………….38.99

HEDGES COLUMBIA VALLEY “RED MOUNTAIN RESERVE”’97 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION……. 67.79

HEDGES WASHINGTON STATE “THREE VINEYARD RED”’05…..….48.99

M. COSENTINO CALIFORNIA “OL’ RED” NV……………………………31.99

M. COSENTINO CALIFORNIA “OL’ RED” NV……………………………31.99

MILL CREEK DRY CREEK VALLEY “CRUSH”’04………..…. 35.09

MINER FAMILY MENDOCINO “GIBSON RANCH” SANGIOVESE’06 – “Full bodied, crisp and toasty and ripe in style with a medium long finish, tasting of cocoa, spicy oak, plum, and cherry.”…..….52.99

MONTES COLOCHAGUA CABERNET-CARMENERE’02 – “A bit thick and chunky, showing plenty of ripe berry and currant fruit and a healthy dose of toast and coffee. The burly, briary finish has guts. May smooth out with cellaring, approachable now with hearty fare.”..39.99

MT. VEEDER WINERY NAPA MERITAGE “RESERVE”’92 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION……………………..89.99

PALAZZO NAPA “PROPRIETARY RED”’06 – “Palazzo’s deep ruby/purple-tinged, full-bodied 2006 Proprietary Red Wine (68% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon) reveals a sumptuous perfume of white chocolate, fruitcake, black cherries, black currants, and subtle toasty oak. Displaying a luscious texture, a broad, savory mid-palate, and gorgeous length, it should drink nicely for 10-15+ years.  This serious, small, artisinal operation is owned by Scott Palazzo, who, along with his winemaker, Peter Franus, is turning out some complex, French-inspired offerings.”………….74.99

PARKER ESTATE  “TERRA ROSSA 1ST GROWTH COONAWARRA”’93  – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “lighter claret style with fruit and herbal notes to the chocolaty, spicy currant flavors” …. 62.91

PEJU NAPA PROVENCE’NV………………………….…………….47.99

PENLEY AUSTRALIA-COONAWARRA SHIRAZ-CABERNET’02 – “A strong green streak is emphasized by the sharp acidity in this otherwise lithe, berry-scented red.”..44.99

PERIANO ESTATE LODI “HERITAGE THE OTHER RED”’07……………….25.99

RENAISSANCE SIERRA FOOTHILLS  “PRESTIGE CLARET”’95 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…….57.99

ROBERT KEENAN NAPA “SPRING MOUNTAIN” CABERNET FRANC’05…….129.99

RYAN PATRICK COLUMBIA VALLEY “ROCK ISLAND RED”’05 – “Supple, generous and distinctive for its fresh orange peel-accented raspberry, cherry and espresso flavors that linger impressively on the long, harmonious finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.”………………..…39.99

SEAVEY NAPA “CARAVINA”’00 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “Ripe and intense, with vivid flavors of blueberry pie, blackberry and chocolate. Earthy tannins, cedary oak and herbal notes fold into a firm, concentrated finish” ……….60.49

SEGHESIO SONOMA “ALEXANDER VALLEY” SANGIOVESE’97 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION………………….89.99

SEGHESIO MENDOCINO “BARBARA”’97 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION….89.99

SNOQUALMIE COLUMBIA VALLEY “WHISTLE STOP” CABERNET-MERLOT’06 – “Crisp and direct, with pretty and slightly cedary aromas and flavors, picking up a chocolate note on the finish.  Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.  Drink now through 2011.”……………….32.99

STEVENOT CALAVERAS COUNTY TEMPRANILLO’99- CELLAR AGED SELECTION..…36.09

STOLPMAN VINEYARD SANTA YNEZ “LIMESTONE HILL CUVEE”’04….44.99

TABLAS CREEK PASO ROBLES “RESERVE CUVEE” ROUGE’99 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “Blackberry, grape and pencil lead aromas lead to similar flavors in this tight, compact, muscular wine, finishing with the kind of dry, leathery tannins that beg for short-term cellaring.”……………………….99.19

TREANNA CENTRAL COAST “PROPRIETARY RED”’01 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “Firm and concentrated, this is an immense wine with a dense, chewy core of currant, blackberry, herb and cedary oak…won’t leave you feeling shortchanged on flavor.”………….74.99

TURNBULL OAKVILLE NAPA “BLACK LABEL”’04 – “Superripe yet balanced, with a hint of raspberry jam. Yet for all its size, this remains balanced and well-proportioned, with layers of currant, dried berry and chunky Cabernet fruit. Rich and concentrated, but also quite tannic now. Needs time. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and others. Best from 2009 through 2014.”………….149.99

TUSK N RED MENDOCINO’03 ……36.59

VALLEY OF THE MOON SONOMA “CUVEE DE LA LUNA”’99 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION……………….51.69

VINA ALMAVINA CHILE  “PUENTE ALTO”’99 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “This has a laser beam of currant and cassis running through its densely textured palate. Extra notes of cocoa powder, mineral and smoke come in on the finish. Densely structured, but the tannins are sweet and finely grained. A serious wine for the cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Cabernet Franc.”……118.89

VINA ALMAVINA CHILE  “PUENTE ALTO”’00 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “The currant, cedar, mineral and cocoa flavors smolder underneath the fleshy, enveloping mouthfeel, with a wall of ripe, finely grained tannins taking over on the smoky finish. Not quite as dense as top vintages, but still clearly outstanding. Cabernet Sauvignon with Carmenère”……………118.99

VINA MONTES COLCHAGUA VALLEY “PURPLE ANGEL”’05 – “Ripe and plush, with a dense but reserved core of plum and blackberry fruit that will need some cellaring to get past the mocha, coffee and loam notes.  Long and dark on the finish, rthis is well put together.  Carmenere and Petit Verdot.  Now in its third vintage, and improving.”…………….75.99

WATERBROOK WASHINGTON “RED MOUNTAIN”’00 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “Rich in texture, with cedar, green olive and blueberry flavors on a muscular frame, but it’s not heavy, just impressively focused to point the flavors to a long, long finish. The fruit echoes strongest.” ….55.59