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90+ Points under $15Caburnio

2012 Tenuta delle Terre Nerre Etna Bianco
On Sale $15.99
This is a very rich and creamy textured white from Etna with fresh tropical fruit character and minerally undertones. It’s full-bodied plus has lovely fruit and a long flavorful finish. So much going on here. Drink now.
92 Points, James Suckling

2009 Rafael Reverte Cistom from Spain
On Sale $14.99
The 2009 Cistum was sourced from 120-year-old ungrafted pre-phylloxera vines aged for 6 months in new French oak. Cedar, pencil lead, Asian spices, incense, and black cherry liqueur aromas are some of the elements leading to a voluminous, focused, layered wine with enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years. This remarkable example of old-vine Garnacha will be at its best from 2014 to 2024.
92 Points, The Wine Advocate

2009 Tenuta Monteti Caburnio Toscana, Italy
On Sale $14.99
The 2009 Caburnio (65-25-10 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet and Merlot) is a full and generous wine with layers of red cherry, light spice and leather that are delivered in quick succession. Sharp freshness cuts to the back of the palate and gives this wine an incredibly vibrant feel. The menthol reinforces those sensations and peppermint-like tones also present here. At this price, this is an unbelievable steal. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022.
91 Points, The Wine Advocate

2011 Triton Tinta de Toro, Toro Spain
On Sale $13.99
More impressive is the 2011 Triton Tinta de Toro, which comes from the appellation of Toro. This cuvee is fermented in stainless steel then transferred to three and four-year-old French oak barrels where it stays for nine months prior to being bottled. The Toro appellation is one of Spain’s up-and-coming regions, and the quality of wines produced from its old vines tends to be impressive. This dense ruby/purple-tinged 2011 exhibits copious aromas of creme de cassis, blackberries, licorice, asphalt and charcoal. Full-bodied, mouth-saturating, long and rich, it should drink well for 7-8 years.
91 Points, The Wine Advocate

2013 Durigutti Malbec Mendoza, Argentina
On Sale $14.99
Lush nose laced with black-berry and plum fruit. Soft yet focused on the palate, with additional flavors of strawberry and wild herbs. Medium tannins and balanced acidity. A terrific everyday drinker!
90+ Points, Stephen Tanzer

Triton90 Points Under $15

2013 Thomas Goss Shiraz McLaren Vale, Australia
On Sale $12.99
… cherry flavors are sharpened by juicy acidity and gain sweetness with air, picking up a brighter red fruit character. Finishes on a gently sweet note, with very good spicy persistence and supple tannins.
90 Points, Stephen Tanzer

2012 Fabre Montmayou Malbec Reserva Menzoza, Argentina
On Sale $14.99
The 2012 Malbec Reserva is aged for one year in French oak, and is quite dark-colored, with a showy, intense nose where the ripe black fruit and licorice aromas completely coat the oak notes. The palate is also fruit-driven, with buttery tannins, and is full-bodied, but keeping the freshness. This is great Malbec at a fantastic price. This very same wine is also sold in the United States under the Donaire brand. Drink now-2018.
90 Points, The Wine Advocate

2012 Fabre Montmayou Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Mendoza, Argentina
On Sale $14.99
A velvety and round texture with lost of ripe fruit and aromas of dark chocolate, graphite and walnuts. Chewy tannins plus a nice and juicy finish. Drink now.
90 Points, James Suckling

2011 Filon Real Garnacha Catalyud
On Sale $11.99
(100% garnacha, from vines that are reportedly over 50 years old and planted at 2,300 feet; aged for six months in used French oak; 15.5% alcohol): Saturated ruby. Powerful scents of fresh dark berries, cola, flowers and smoky minerals. Broad and chewy, with sweet dark fruit and candied floral flavors and an intense spicy overtone. Dusty tannins add grip to the long, sappy finish, which features notes of bitter chocolate and licorice. Give this serious wine at least another six months of bottle age.
90 Points, Stephen Tanzer

2013 Herencia Alta Garnatxa Negra Terra Alta, Spain
On Sale $8.99
Wow! Made from vines planted in 1915, the 2013 Garnacha Negra comes from the village of Batea, where wine has been made since the 15th century. Eric Solomon partnered with Spaniard Nuria Altes to produce this remarkable, cool-climate, high-altitude Grenache with a Pinot Noir-like personality. Abundant notes of cranberries, red cherries, black currants and hints of forest floor and damp earth are followed by a medium-bodied wine with terrific fruit intensity and richness that can only be the result of these old vines. The wine also possesses a freshness, vibrancy and exuberance that are stunningly impressive. Drink it over the next 1-2 years.
90 Points, Robert Parker

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2012 Botani Dry Muscat Sierras de Malaga, Spain
On Sale $14.99
Green-tinged straw. Highly perfumed aromas of honeydew, peach and white flowers, with a spicy overtone. Lithe, penetrating melon and white peach flavors show very good clarity and expand with aeration. At once fleshy and precise, finishing with strong punch and a refreshingly bitter jolt of orange pith.
90 Points, Stephen Tanzer

NV Orin Swift Locations F-2, France
On Sale $15.99
The Non-Vintage Locations F-2 French Red Wine is all from the 2012 vintage and is a blend of Grenache from the Roussillon, Syrah from the Rhone Valley and assorted Bordeaux varieties. It was fermented in large oak vats and aged in barrel for ten months prior to bottling. A dense ruby/purple color is followed by a big, sweet kiss of licorice, black currants and camphor. Deep, full-bodied and ripe (but not over-ripe), it possesses good freshness, vibrancy and delineation as well as a juicy, in-your-face style. These wines are all meant to be drunk upon release, but enough stuffing is present that they should evolve for 4-5 years.
91 points, The Wine Advocate

NV Orin Swift Locations E-2, Spain
On Sale $15.99
The Non-Vintage Locations E-2 Spanish Red Wine is a blend of Grenache from Priorat, Rioja and Toro, Tempranillo from Rioja, and Carignan from Ribera del Duero and Carinyena. It has the same fermentation and upbringing as the French and Italian wines. Majestic, soaring black fruit aromas intermixed with forest floor, white flowers and kirsch emerge from this full-bodied, opulent, voluptuously textured red along with stunning richness and depth.
93 points, The Wine Advocate

2009 Monte Antico Rosso Toscana, Italy
On Sale $9.99
This is one of the best wine values from Italy with a refined and very pretty mouthfeel of fine tannins and delicious fruit. Medium-to-full body, with pretty tannins and a fruity finish. 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Merlot. Drink now.
90 points, James Suckling

2011 Vietti Barbera d’Asti “Tre Vigne,” Piedmont, Italy
On Sale $14.99
Deep ruby-red. Distinctly blacker on the nose than the Tre Vigne, offering rather powerful scents of black cherry and crushed blackberry sweetened by caramel oak. Plush, strong and deep, with black fruit and licorice flavors complicated by oaky torrefaction (the wine was in small barrels until November of 2012, then spent a few months in big casks before being moved to stainless steel to await bottling). Distinctly more tannic and clenched than the Tre Vigne and less exclusively about fruit.
91 Points, Stephen Tanzer

2011 Tommasi Poggio al Tuffo “Rompicollo,” Maremma, Toscana
On Sale $14.99
Presents a whiff of blackberry, bacon and ink, followed by dark berry, black pepper and spice notes. Rich and supple, with ample structure for support and a long, fruit-, spice- and mineral-filled aftertaste. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon.
92 Points, The Wine Spectator

2011 Quinta dos Murças Assobio Red, Douro
On Sale $14.99
Assobio is from a single vineyard in the Quinta dos Murças estate. A powerful, structured expression of Douro wine, it has black fruits, dark tannins, some subtle layers of wood aging and great concentration. Dark and richly fruity, it needs to mature before drinking. Wait until 2017.
94 Points, The Wine Enthusiast

2012 Chateauneuf Sale

Clos des PapesThe Wine Advocate on the 2012 vintage in the Southern Rhone:
“Surpassing 2011 and producing rich, fruit-loaded and moderately concentrated wines, 2012 was a sunny, dry vintage….Coming closest, in my mind, to a lighter styled 2010, the wines possess pretty, dark fruit and mineral-styled aromatics, medium to full-bodied richness and good, not great, concentration. The majority of these will be approachable on release, yet have graceful aging curves as well, with the top releases having 15-20 years of evolution.”

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2012 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Papes Rouge AOC
On Sale $124.99
“Tasted from multiple foudres, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape is stunning! Showing surprising depth and concentration in the vintage, with full-bodied richness and texture, all of the samples showed perfumed, complex aromatics, fantastic mid-palates and serious back-end structure. Less forward than the 2011, with plenty of oomph, it will most likely require short-term cellaring to come around, and have a broad drink window.”
95-98 Points, the Wine Advocate

2012 Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge “Cuvee Chante le Merle”
On Sale $69.99
“Even better, the brilliant 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes is comprised of mostly old vine Grenache, with smaller parts Syrah and Mourvedre. Perfumed and already complex, with kirsch, blackberry, crushed stone, pepper and garrigue, this full-bodied effort has a silky, polished texture, big structure and serious length on the finish. It will mostly likely benefit for 3-4 years in the cellar and have 15-20 years of total longevity. Drink 2017-2032.”
94-96+ Points, the Wine Advocate

2012 Clos des Brusquieres Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC
On Sale $39.99 750ml $23.99 375ml 1/2 bottle $89.99 1.5L magnum
“Tasted in three components. #1: Intensely perfumed in a distinctly pinot way, offering intense red berry and floral scents and a strong mineral component. Weightless and pure, with superb focus and depth. #2: Deeper cherry and dark berry character, with notes of licorice and black tea. Shows serious depth and power, with strong finishing grip. #3: Even richer than #2, offering bitter cherry and dark chocolate aromas and flavors and a hint of candied violet. The ultimate wine should be richer than usual for this estate, whose wines are always among the purest and most delineated of the Chateauneufs that I taste every year.”
92-94 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar