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AUTUMN CATALOG

VOLUME 29

WINE MERCHANTS

SEPT./OCT. 2013

JOEL GOTT 2010 "815" Cabernet Sauvignon - (100% California)

The 2011 Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of cherry, blackberry, cinnamon spice, and vanilla toast. On the front of the palate the wine has silky yet robust tannins, ending with a soft finish and lingering minerality.

$22.99/ $14.99

This wine is a terrific red to launch the crisp autumn season. Another classic, great value California Cabernet. -Pete

MOLLYDOOKER 2012 Boxer Shiraz - (McLaren Vale, Australia)

The 2012 Boxer really packs a punch, a WOW wine for sure! The Boxer is a real crowd pleaser and an unforgettable wine to share with friends. It is rich and opulent, revealing an enormous lift of cherry, spice, and milk chocolate.

$27.99/ $19.99

Beautifully smooth and balanced with layers of chocolate, mocha, plum and mulberries. A deliciously rich Shiraz. -Charlie

EDNA VALLEY 2010 "Paragon" Chardonnay - (San Louis Obispo, CA)

Pear, ripe apple, apricot and light pineapple aromas and flavors with underlying brown spice notes of cinnamon and clove. This medium-bodied Chardonnay combines a fresh mouthfeel with hints of vanilla to create an appealing acidity.

$13.99/ $8.99

A terrific wine for the buck! Fresh and clean to match perfectly with a savory roasted spring chicken. -Andy

FAUST 2010 Cabernet - (Napa Valley, CA)

Dense and inky, the core is a beautiful rich ruby color. The aromas lift out of the glass with blackberry, black cherry, ripe raspberry and tea leaf. The entry is impressive with a fleshy mouthfeel and notes of cassis, dark chocolate and ripe berries. The layers continue to unfold throughout a long finish.

$59.99/ $39.99

Concentrated nose with dark cherry fruit hints of earth, chalk, and minerals. Big body and very long finish. -Ilana

VEUVE CLICQUOT NV Yellow Label Brut - (Reims, France) “Loved the world over for its crisp, full flavors, consistent quality and celebratory yellow label. Blended with two thirds black grapes (Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) for body and balanced with one third Chardonnay for elegance . . . it is round and approachable with a ripe, fruity, lemony taste.�

91 points Wine Spectator

$59.99/ $39.99

A reliable wine for every season and occasion! Light gold in color with copious amounts of fine bubbles. Insane pricing! -Kameel

We hope you enjoyed your summer whether spent in Michigan or elsewhere. Now that we are in the harvest season, you will find no better companion for enjoying the autumn fruits than one of the wines in our premier Autumn Catalog. . . See you soon! - Kameel


Autumn Reds IF YOU SEE KAY 2010 Cabernet - (Italy)

Robert Parker once described winemaker Jayson Woodbridge’s wines as being, “among the most individualistic in California.” If You See Kay doesn't stray from this unique style of winemaking.

$22.99/ $19.99

A stunning and seductive wine with a rich California quality but a distinctive Italian flair and finish. Very Cool! -Nick

ALLEGRINI 2008 Palazzo Della Torre - (Verona, IT)

“This sleek, polished red offers juicy blackberry and black fruit flavors, backed by refined tannins and wellintegrated acidity. Hard to stop sipping. Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Sangiovese.”

#60 in the Wine Spectator “Top 100 Wines of 2011” 90 points Wine Spectator

$24.99/ $18.99

A sheer delight. Ripe, juicy black and red fruits with a supple, velvety texture. Deliciously easy to drink. -Stephanie

CHAPOUTIER 2011 Belleruche - (Cotes du Rhone, FR)

The 2011 Cotes du Rhone Belleruche exhibits classic framboise notes, a light, vibrant, florescent pink color, excellent texture and a dry finish.

$15.99/ $9.99

Always a good deal! Black fruits and some barnyard funk on the nose gives way to light black raspberry with a nice mouthfeel. Perfect wine for pizza. -Lauren

CUSUMANO 2011 Nero D’Avola - (Sicilia, IT)

“A beautiful Nero that is balanced and refined with lightly cooked cherries and blackberries. Full and delicious. Fresh and bright. Chocolate and fruit aftertaste. Always excellent quality.”

90 points Wine Spectator

$15.99/ $11.99

Very dark, notes of cherry, plum and spice on the nose, concentrated, balanced with nice lingering taste. -Don

NICKEL & NICKEL 2006 "Sullenger Vineyard" Cabernet - (Oakville, CA)

“Shows classic Oakville tannins that are big, ripe and intricate, but hard, entirely opposite to the softness of the modern cult style. The fruit suggests blackberries and cassis, enriched with smoky-sweet, spicy oak. It’s a beautifully structured, dry and elegant 100% Cabernet.”

93 points Wine Enthusiast

$89.99/ $69.99

Let this single vineyard Cab first breath in the bottle for about an hour. . . your palate will be well rewarded. -Pete

STEWART 2008 Cabernet - (Napa Valley, CA)

Consultant Paul Hobbs has crafted another big and rich age-worthy Napa Cabernet at Stewart Cellars. Full-bodied, concentrated and powerful, with silky tannins and an exuberant, flashy style, it should drink well for 10-15 years.

91 points Wine Spectator

$79.99/ $69.99

This wine delivers an amazing level of intrigue. Finely balanced with a great mouthfeel and complexity. -Charlie

PAHLMEYER 2009 Proprietary Red - (Napa Valley, CA)

“This cellar-worthy Bordeaux-like expression offers a mix of cedar-laced tobacco, dried berry, loamy earth and herbal notes. Young and tightly wound, this unfolds slowly and gracefully, and looks like an ideal choice to lay down. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Best from 2014 through 2028.”

94 points Wine Spectator

$169.99/ $119.99

Does anyone not love this wine? This beauty is rich, opulent and seductive; the mouthfeel is powerful and intense. -Andy

Please keep in mind, Martha’s offers case discounts of 15 percent on full and mixed cases (excluding sale items) and ships where legal. All prices are for 750ml bottles unless otherwise noted. Please forgive any typographical errors or sold-out wines. All prices are good through October 31, 2013


Autumn Reds BODEGAS ATECA HONORO VERA 2011 Garnacha - (Catalayud, SP)

Dark berry liqueur, mocha, sappy blueberry and blackberry with good depth, supple tannins and lingering finish. This supple, jammy offering is a real crowd pleaser that provides tons of “Bang for the buck!”

$9.99/ $6.99

A solid choice for a food friendly wine. This Grenache beauty from Spain is unparalleled at this price. -Kameel

BUEHLER 2011 Cabernet - (Napa Valley, CA)

Brimming with fruit aromas and flavors biased to the black fruit end of the Cabernet spectrum: plums, blackberry, black currant. Rich and full-bodied on the palate, this is approachable upon release and should drink well over the next 4 – 6 years.

$29.99/ $19.99

Another "home run" for Buehler with this well-priced Napa Cab. Do not hesitate to open and enjoy this wine right now. -Ilana

COHO 2010 Stanly Ranch Pinot Noir - (Los Carneros, CA)

Enticing aromas of red fruits, wild herbs and brown spices lifted by a rose petal topnote. Sweet and fine-grained, with a firm acid edge to the nicely concentrated cherry and dark raspberry fruit. Finishes graceful and energetic, with notes of black cherry and licorice.

$49.99/ $39.99

91 points Wine Spectator

A modern and unabashedly sexy wine with elegant red and black fruits and seductive, sweet tannins. A true pleasure! -Nick

FINCA LOS OLMOS 2011 Mountain Door Malbec - (Mendoza, Argentina)

Dark red with violet hues. Fruity notes of morello cherries and raspberries, combined with hints of vanilla. A plush core of plum raspberry, and cherries. Soft, with great balance in the palate and round tannins. The finish is persistent and harmonious.

$13.99/ $9.99

A very supple and balanced Malbec at a bargain price. A perfect wine to sip while autumn grilling on your porch. -Don

HOGUE 2009 Genesis Meritage - (Columbia Valley, WA)

Aromas of brambly blackberry and fig, with earthy nutmeg spice and vanilla. The wine is velvety smooth on the palate, with fresh blueberry, huckleberry and zesty spice wrapped around earth notes and cassis.

$19.99/ $11.47

Great dark deep purple color. Dark fruit flavors with some mineral, cocoa, coffee and cigar box notes. Long finish. -Pete

JOEL GOTT 2011 Alakai Red Blend - (St Helena, CA)

Aromas of raspberries, white pepper, cinnamon and spice. Bright red fruit flavors are followed by a sweet fruit midpalate and a smooth, seamless finish.

$18.99/ $14.99

A lovely Rhone-style California blend. Black in color with a nose of dark fruits and spice. You will want more. -Lauren

CLOUDLINE 2011 Pinot Noir - (Willamette Valley, OR)

A delicious array of red and black fruits, framed by very good structure. This is well-suited to pair with poultry, beef, fish, ham, lamb and pork.

$22.99/ $12.99

Another bargain Oregon Pinot with nose of blackberries, cola and oak which carry over to the palate. Enjoy! -Charlie

COPPOLA 2011 Diamond Collection Claret - (Geyserville, CA)

Beautifully concentrated flavors that develop into a very layered, textural wine. Dark, rich fruit impressions, supple tannins and distinct spice nuances that enhance the oak barrel character.

$15.99/ $10.49

An everyday go-to wine. This is amazingly balanced with a full body and bold taste but a very soft smooth finish. -Nick

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Autumn Whites DONA PAULA 2010 Estate Chardonnay - (Mendoza, Argentina)

Ripe and juicy, with extra oomph to the tangerine, clementine and peach flavors that ripple through the floral-tinged finish. A hint of grapefruit pulp adds length.

$18.99/ $13.99

Nose of baked spiced apple and toasty oak, with round orchard fruits, including pear. A great Argentine value. -Andy

JORDAN VINEYARD 2011 Chardonnay - (Russian River, CA)

An elegant expression of a vintage that wanted anything but to be tamed. Aromas of freshly cut Fuji and Granny Smith apples, stone fruits and white flowers lead to vibrant minerality and bright fruit flavors. The creamy mid-palate is framed by well-integrated French oak and lively acidity that carry through to a refreshingly long finish.

$36.99/ $23.99 Fresh nose with complex notes of dried honey, hazelnut and spice. Creamy elegance with a distinct mineral edge. Delicious! -Ilana

RAMEY 2009 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay - (Healdsburg,CA)

“Bright gold. Complex, intensely perfumed bouquet evokes fresh melon, tangerine, white flowers and gingerbread. Juicy and precise, offering lively citrus and spice flavors with a subtle touch of honey. Shows impressive clarity and energy on the finish, with the spice and floral notes repeating.�

$46.99/ $29.99

92 points International Wine Cellar

Look no further seeking a New World white Burgundy. This has body, bouquet, complex flavors and a very long finish! - Kameel

SIMONNET FEBVRE 2011 Chablis - (Burgundy, FR)

Aromas of oyster shell and wet stone overlay melon and ripe apple in this round Chablis, which is open and supple, with a lingering, juicy finish that shows citrus accents.

$19.99/ $16.99

A fantastic Old World Chablis. Crisp, good acidity with a long and viscous finish. Great value for this classically-styled wine. -Pete

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Autumn Whites SANFORD 2010 Chardonnay - (Santa Rita Hills, CA)

Straw gold with citrus and lychee nut aromas. Full-bodied with nice acidity and complex characters of roasted nuts and minerality.

$22.99/ $16.99

A thoroughly enjoyable wine for lovers of traditional California Chards. Well- structured and balanced. - Stephanie

MARK HEROLD 2012 "Flux" Blanc - (Napa, CA)

Grenache Blanc (70%) and Rousanne (30%). Complex aromas of flinty white peaches, honeysuckle, rose petals, apricot and spring flowers. An incredibly rich mouthfeel with honeyed exotic citrus and refreshing acid balance.

$23.99/ $19.99

This youthful wine has aromas of peach, apricot and crushed minerals. Juicy, yet dry and very well-structured. -Don

TINTERO 2012 Moscato D’Asti - (Piedmont, IT)

Hard to beat for the money. Classic Moscato sweetness, with white berries, peach, pear, apricot and green apple. Long finish and excellent freshness. 99

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A very fine Moscato d'Asti with prominent flavors of honey, peach, nectarine and melon. Excellent aperitif. -Lauren

CLIFFORD BAY 2012 Sauvignon Blanc - (Marlborough, NZ)

“This Sauvignon Blanc is all about expressive flavors. Tropical aromas of guava, melon and citrus are confirmed on the palate followed by a crisp, dry, flinty finish.”

$14.99/ $7.99

TOP VALUE - Wine Spectator

Pale yellow in color all the way to the rim. Nice bouquet of earth, lemongrass and light notes of orange. Yum! -Andy

CONUNDRUM 2011 Proprietary White - (California)

Conundrum can be served with every course from appetizer to dessert and pairs beautifully with spicy foods and fullflavored Asian cuisine. The “conundrum,” or puzzle, of this wine is in guessing which grapes make up the blend.

$24.99/ $16.99

This is a white wine for red wine drinkers with its perfect combination of backbone and fruit. Great every year!. -Pete

75 WINE COMPANY 2012 Sauvignon Blanc - (Lake County, CA)

The flavors hearken more to Sauvignon Blanc’s French forerunners from the Loire than some of the heavier Sauvignon Blancs of today. The flavors are a blend of wet shale, key-lime curd, fig, and canary melon, ending with a touch of fluer de sel on the backside.

$16.99/ $12.99

Golden color and grapefruit nose with apple and lemon fruit. Well-balanced with nice freshness and a crisp, clean finish. -Charlie

RIONDO NV Prosecco - (Veneto, IT)

This effusively fruity, light-bodied offering offers terrific floral notes, persistent effervescence and a clean, delicate finish. There is not much body or weight in this crystal clean, pure, sparkling white, making it an ideal aperitif wine to launch any occasion or meal.

$16.99/ $9.99

Exceptional Prosecco with aromas of pears and apples. How do you say charming in Italian? Always a surprise for $10. -Ilana

KENDALL JACKSON 2011 Chardonnay - (California)

Beautifully integrated tropical flavors such as pineapple, mango, and papaya with citrus notes that explode in your mouth. These flavors delicately intertwine with aromas of vanilla and honey to create depth and balance throughout. A hint of toasted oak rounds out the long, lingering finish. Made with 100% Chardonnay.

$13.99/ $10.39

A perennial value with pleasing nose and mouthfeel! Loaded with flavors nicely balanced with moderate oak. -Nick

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. Wine loft speciAls KOBALT 2009 Cabernet - (Napa Valley, CA)

“Waves of dark red fruit, spices and licorice building beautifully to the big, seamless finish. Readers who enjoy fullbodied, hedonistic Cabernets will be thrilled with this effort.”

$169.99.99/ $129.99

92 points Wine Advocate

Big dark color with a big dose of fruit, but still maintaining balance and underlying acidity, minerality and earthiness. Very nice. . .100% Cabernet. Great future ahead of it with its wonderful structure and balance. -Pete

FORMAN 2008 Cabernet - (Napa Valley, CA)

“Dense and concentrated, with a core of dark berry, plum, roasted herb, game meat, graphite, road tar and lead pencil, ending with chewy tannins.”

$89.99/ $69.99

93 points Wine Spectator

Ripe, sweet, lush blackberries, round tannins and a rich, coffee bean, sweet, ripe, jammy plum finish. -Charlie

HUNDRED ACRE 2010 Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon - (Howell Mountain, CA)

“… literally explodes from the glass, veins of minerality frame the fruit in this intense, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon. Black cherries, violets, tar and graphite are all layered together beautifully. Hints of chocolate, mocha and sweet spices appear late. The 2010 Ark sits on the razors’ edge of ripeness, as the Hundred Acre wines often do. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030.”

$325.00/ $250.00

95-97 points Wine Advocate

Pure Howell Mountain fruit with intense blackberry and cassis. Big, bold and great structure with dark fruit, chocolate and graphite. Changes with every sip, suggesting it will need plenty of time in a decanter to open up more fully. -Andy

PAHLMEYER 2010 Chardonnay - (Sonoma Coast, CA)

“A tour de force, with layers of rich, smoky oak, fig, honeydew melon and baked, glazed apple, this weaves together a broad range of flavors, yet for all its size remains elegant and delicate. A roasted marshmallow aftertaste marks the finish.”

$84.99/ $69.99

94 points Wine Spectator

A very special Chardonnay experience in this bottle with its citrus, honey dew, honeysuckle, minerals and a hint smoke. The body is full and rich but with great balance of acidity. Expansive palate and finish which ends with notes of lemon. -Ilana

CHATEAU LEOVILLE BARTON 2010 St Julien - (Bordeaux, France)

“This magnificent, solid wine is initially severe, with its tannins dominating, yet it already reveals a full array of black fruits. Very dense and concentrated, this is a wine that's even better than the chateau's legendary 2005. The structure tells of its extraordinary aging potential: Don't even attempt to drink this for the next 10 years. Cellar Selection.”

$199.99/ $169.99

100 points Wine Enthusiast

Luxuriously structured with exotic character. A great and classical Leoville that unquestionably will drink well for decades. -Kameel

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MERIDIAN 2010 Chardonnay

Aromas of pear and citrus, highlighting lemon and lime, are followed on the palate with pineapple and tropical fruit flavors. Medium bodied and refreshing, a subtle oak toast balances acidity.

Notes of apple blossom and vanilla mingle pleasingly on the nose along with red apple, fresh pear and vanilla. Pineapple and cantaloupe are evident on the palate with a subtle hint of shortbread.

$9.99/ $6.99

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DONA PAULA 2011 LOS CARDOS

Over the top aromas of chocolate, deep rich blackberries and red fruits that follow through the palate to a creamy mocha finish that is unmistakable in its intensity and length. Reminiscent of a blackberry chocolate cupcake with a mocha coulis.

Sauvignon Blanc

Pale yellow color. Very intense aromas of passion fruit, grapefruit, lime and white peach. In the mouth, this is a fresh, balanced, highly vivacious and persistent wine. 99 99

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$11.99/ $7.99 DONA PAULA 2010 Estate Malbec

MEZZACORONA 2012 Pinot Grigio

Intense violet color. On the nose, aromas of black fruits, violets and spices. Great balance and freshness in the mouth, with good concentration and medium structure. Soft tannins and persistent finish.

A delightful Pinot Grigio to be enjoyed for its aromatic crisp green apple, mineral and honey suckle notes. Mezzacorona has been crafting Estate Grown wines of elegance, harmony and balance since 1904. 99 00

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DE FUEGO 2011 Garnacha

ROOT: 1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

“This amazing wine boasts a dark ruby/purple color along with a sweet kiss of jammy black cherries intertwined with crushed rock notes that give the wine an undeniable minerality.” 99 99 92 points--Robert Parker

Deep ruby red with intense aromas of red fruits of and cassis. Soft notes of plum and blackberry followed by a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied with a long and concentrated finish accented by fruit and vanilla notes.

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MENAGE A TROIS 2010 Red

CUPCAKE 2012 Moscato D’Asti

Fresh, spicy, forward, ripe, jam-like fruit, spicy and soft, this delicious dalliance makes the perfect accompaniment for grilled meats or chicken.

Any occasion can be worthy of a toast with Moscato D’Asti. Vibrant and expressive with dominant floral notes and hints of bright fruitflavors – including peach, tropical fruits and lychee – this wine is soft and luscious.

$11.99/ $7.99

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FALLING STAR 2011 Cabernet

Strong red color with violet hues. Typical Cabernet aromas and flavors: black fruit, spices, and hints of leather and tobacco. Dry on the palate with medium tannins in the finish. This is a pleasantly ripe and open Cabernet that is soft enough to enjoy now.

FRISK 2012 PRICKLY Riesling

Not for the faint of heart, this zippy Riesling is floral and weighted with notes of lime sorbet, rose petals and a hint of fennel. With its racy verve, subtle complexity and tinge of sweetness, it’s a perfect companion for both sweet and spicy dishes.

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$15.99/ $9.99

CLOS DU BOIS 2011 Chardonnay

As fragrant as a stroll through a summertime farmers’ market, this bright and juicy Chardonnay beckons with aromas of apple blossom, ripe pear, peach and sweet lemon drop.

NEW AGE NV White

A vivacious and sensual wine, exhibiting aromas of fresh flowers and fruit, crisp, yet soft in the finish.

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LAS ROCAS 2009 Garnacha

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“Forward, savory, ripe, succulent . . . Rich dark cherry and blackberry aromas and flavors.” 90 points Wine Advocate

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