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March 2011

Est. 1948

B-21 Fine Win e & S p irit s Guid e t o Wine s f ro m Aro und the W orld

Chateau Reignac (pg. 2)


$ 2 5 C H AT E A U R E I G N A C T O P S C H AT E A U L AT O U R Last month we lunched at Chateau Reignac with proprietor Yves Vatelot recalling the stunt he pulled off a few months ago at B-21: Chateaux Latour, Margaux, Haut Brion and Reignac - blind! True story. I was there. Even for a confident vigneron this was a bold stunt and an expensive one: open your wine and three first-growths, (all 2006) and pour all four blind to a roomful of buyers. Yves and his Chateau Reignac, which is classed simply as Bordeaux Superieur, had the guts. And the glory. He insists his wine is a great growth no matter what the maps and classifications currently say. Yves has run this test before. Reignac always held its own and sometimes even won. 2006 Reignac is rich with Merlot, a deep, intense purple, with a sweet nose full of berries, flowers and earth and a big mouthful heavy with black fruits 2008 Fleur de Reignac 1899 and chocolate. Remarkable stuff. Convinced me. Parker too (91 pts WA). The #FX08FLEUBE vines are in Saint Loubes where the Dordogne joins the Garonne; it was 2004 Reignac revitalized 20 years ago by Yves who has a passion for quality over SALE: 1499 Reg: 1999 quantity. He cut the yields and brought in Michel Rolland. It’s been “Superripe aromas of black raspberry, rising ever since, I grabbed the ‘04 and ‘05 as well as the ‘06. And leather and smoke. Sweet, fat, broad and ‘09 futures too. I know Reignac will find a regular home on your serious; big and mouthfilling. Chocolateytable too. rich and full of fresh fruit. Finishes with big, - Bob Sprentall, Proprietor sweet tannins and building length.” 87-90ST P.S. - We are holding a complimentary blind tasting #FX04REIGAE

2005 Reignac 2999

Saturday, March 19th, details on the back cover!

“...notes of graphite, black currant, some sweet cherries, and spice box. It is a medium to full-bodied wine with beautiful concentration, decent acidity, and ripe tannin. A sleeper of the vintage!” 90WA, 90WS #FX05REIGAE

2006 Reignac SALE: 1999 Reg: 2999 “...boasts a bouquet of sweet creme de cassis, spring flowers, toasty oak, and background forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, richly fruity, and pure with an alluring texture as well as length, it should drink nicely for 5-10 years.” 91WA #FX06REIGAE

2008 Reignac *Futures* 1999

“As good as the outstanding 2005, the 2008 transcends its appellation with its display of power, deep, dark fruits, spice box, and cedar. Pure and dense with ripe tannins as well as the vintage’s remarkable freshness and precision, it should drink well for 6-8 years.” 90-93WA #FX08REIGAE

2009 Reignac 375ml *Futures* 1299 750ml *Futures* 2499 “Pretty blueberry and coffee bean character. Full-bodied, with wellintegrated tannins and a medium finish. A beautiful Reignac. Whether it will ultimately be better than the 2005, we will see.” 88-91WS #FX09REIGAE

“It is R E M A R K A B L E what Yves Vatelot can accomplish at this estate, which is only entitled to an Appellation Bordeaux Superieur...” - Robert M. Parker, Jr.


OUR WINES OF THE MONTH

2009 Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Cellar Selection (Marlborough, New Zealand)

“Refreshing and vibrant, offering tangerine and lime-tinged nectarine and green apple flavors that keep sailing through the long, generous and lively finish. Drink now.”

93 Points

NZVISB09AE

“Suave, with effusive spicy notes on the aroma and lush, fresh flavors of raspberry and red plum that turn quite creamy. The luscious finish features plenty of snap to its ginger and white pepper notes. Drink now through 2014.”

91 Points

The Wine Spectator “Who sets the benchmark for New Zealand? For all the new names and loud talk, the great one is Villa Maria. To me they’ve always made a fine New Zealand Sauv Blanc and should: they started 50 years ago and make seven SB cuvees. In 2009 they achieved the tops with a small selection, carefully thinned, night-harvested and kept on the lee. The Cellar Selection has that crisp grapefruit and kiwi yet more flesh. This is lively and lush, juicy stuff while still rich.” - Robert Sprentall, Proprietor

REG 19.99

2008 Chateau de Lascaux (Coteaux du Languedoc, France)

SALE 15.99

FVLSCL08AE

The Wine Spectator, Top 100 “This is a carnivore’s masterpiece, even the WS barbarians agree. I always liked this lusty GSM from Kermit Lynch territory in southern France. It’s a go-to when we throw a fresh mammoth on the fire. The 2008 is a big step toward civilization, all the berries and spice plus a luscious texture, better than saber-tooth fur.” - Robert Sprentall, Proprietor

REG 16.99

SALE 14.99

H O T W I N E : A T O P 1 0 0 F R O M S PA I N !

2006 Dominio de Atauta (Ribera del Duero, Spain) “What a beauty! Masculine aromas of black fruits, cola and oak sit there begging to be sipped, while the lush, deep palate is home to dense blackberry, cassis and chocolate flavors. Lively but dense, with tannins, plenty of oak and a finish of black pepper, fudge and vanilla. Complex and exciting Spanish wine. Needs time; best from SRDATA06AE 2012 through 2018.”

95 Points

REG 34.99

SALE 27.99

Wine Enthusiast 92 points, Wine Spectator & Top 100 of 2010

When the blind tastings were finished, Spanish and French tasters were astonished by a great new name, Atauta stood up to Chateau Latour and Vega Sicilia. Atauta is located in a cool, high corner in the far east of the Ribera del Duero, where the Tempranillo vines are very old and ungrafted. That’s almost unheard of! Add very new energy in French winemaker Bertrand Sourdais. He wanted to farm these old vines biodynamically and rescue the best of their tiny berries. The dense extract of berries and black cherries and clean minerality is a wholly new flavor. It wowed Wine Spectator ‘s Top 100 panel. Maximum excitement, minimum price. - Robert Sprentall, Proprietor WA= ROBERT PARKER’S WINE ADVOCATE, WS= WINE SPECTATOR, AM=ALLEN MEADOWS, ST= STEPHEN TANZER’S INTL. WINE CELLAR, WE= WINE ENTHUSIAST, WN= WINE NEWS, W&S= WINE & SPIRITS, JS= JAMES SUCKLING

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TOP TEN REDS

TOP TEN WHITES

2009 D’ANDEZON LA GRANACHA VV (CÔTES DU RHÔNE) .............1199 “The best issue yet of this wine. Very refined, Granacha shows a silky and fine texture, intensity of flavor with some kirsh like qualities 91 and fresh herbes de provence. The flavors are lifting and fresh, the RB acids present but moderate and the tannins very fine and the wine’s finish persistent. This is an excellent value.” 91RB, 90WA FRANGR09AE

2005 CHATEAU CHAPELLE SEGUR (MONTAGNE ST-EMILION)........17 “70% Merlot, 20% Cab S and 10% Cab F, this wine shows a nervous energy, cut and delineation attributed to the limestone sites. The texture of the wine is supple but sinewy still, the black cherry and red plummy flavors are lifted by a mouthwatering acidity and fine tannin structure...” 91RB FX05CHAPAE

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87-90 ST

2006 CASTELLO MONASTERO CHIANTI CLASSICO (TUSCANY)........1399

91 WS

2007 MONTE ANTICO ROSSO (TUSCANY)........................................... 9

89 WS

Great Buy

“...with a lovely bouquet of white flowers, hazelnut, peach pit, and mineral. On the palate it is surprisingly complex for its bargain price with a viscosity bordering on opulence. If you enjoy Albarino, this is one to buy by the case.” 90WA SRBBUR09AE

90 WA

“Quality at Kim Crawford has remained steady. The 2009 Sauvignon Blanc maintains its reliably herbal scent even while featuring hints of melon and fig. It’s on the ripe side, hinting at stone fruit and honey but staying crisp and focused on the finish” 89WE, 89WS, 88ST NZKCSB09AE

89 WE

“Aromas of ripe gooseberry meld with tropical melon and grapefruit notes. This wine displays full fruit intensity with capsicum and gooseberry flavors. It is well-balanced and displays crisp, vivacious acidity. 88SR NZBRSB10AE

88 SR

“The rich and creamy entry is followed by characteristic Puligny minerality and very nice acidity giving brightness at the finish. Overall, a delight, easy to drink and lovely. Pernot’s Bourgogne always contains a fair amount of declassified Puligny Montrachet, and it shows. This is delicious and very easy to like!” 90RAS, 90SR, 90RB FWPPBB08AE

90 RAS

This Chardonnay It has a lush texture and deep, layered flavors that express the rich essence of the Russian River Valley. Soft and complex, reflecting the region’s cool climate with flavors of orange zest and green apple. Hints of butter and toast round out the palate. CFRECH08AE

Great Buy

GLORIA FERRER BRUT (SONOMA)..................................................1299 99

Deep ruby in color, its bouquet of leather, earth, herbs, black cherries, licorice and plums is confirmed on the medium to full-bodied palate – round, spicy, elegant, attractively fruity and extremely versatile Great with any fare from pasta or risotto, to meat, fowl and cheese. Buy 2006 vintage was in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 ITMTAN07AE

2009 JANASSE CÔTES DU RHÔNE ROUGE (FRANCE)......................13

“Bright lemon and apple aromas mingle with hints of toasty barrel complexity, and on the palate, pear and pineapple with spice and refreshing acidity will have you coming back for another glass.” CSTRCH09AE

2008 FREI BROS. CHARDONNAY RES. (R.R.V.).......1299 (11.69 btc)

FX04REIGAE

“Racy and dark, featuring a beam of crushed currant, blackberry and graphite notes that pushes through the toast-tinged finish. Good acidity keeps it going. Drink now.” 89WS FRJACR09BE

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2008 P. PERNOT BOURGOGNE BLANC (FRANCE)...1799 (16.99 btc)

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2004 CHATEAU REIGNAC (BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR)........................1699

“Shows Indian spices and ripe berries on the nose. Opens up beautifully. Full-bodied, yet refined and very polished. A long, lovely red. Best after 2010.” 91WS, 91SR ITMOCH06AE

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2010 BRANCOTT SAUVIGNON BLANC (NEW ZEALAND)........... 899

SDR

2006 MARKHAM MERLOT (NAPA)......................................................13

“Medium ruby. Superripe aromas of black raspberry, leather and smoke. Sweet, fat, broad and serious; big and mouthfilling. Chocolatey-rich and full of fresh fruit. Finishes with big, sweet tannins and building length. Reportedly from a yield of just 31 hectoliters per hectare, and partly fermented in barrels.” 87-90ST

“Medium straw-colored, if offers up an alluring aroma of baking spices, spring flowers, and peach. On the palate it has a creamy texture, vibrant acidity, and intense flavors leading to a lengthy, fruit-filled finish.” 91WA SRESHA09AE

2009 KIM CRAWFORD SAUVIGNON BLANC (NEW ZEALAND).. 1199

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2007 RODNEY STRONG CABERNET SAUVIGNON (SONOMA)..........1199

CMRKME06AE

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2009 BURGANS ALBARINO (RIAS BAIXAS, SPAIN)...................1199

WS

2007 SANTA LUCIA MELOGRANO (ITALY)..................................13

“Its caramelly oak overlay and its likeable fruit start its aromas out nicely, and the progression in the mouth from supple to firm is well-supported by that fruit. Enjoy it now or in a few years.” 88CG

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2009 RODNEY STRONG CHARDONNAY (SONOMA) ................... 899

“Very ripe and very primal still, delivering a large core of velvetytextured raspberry, fig and boysenberry fruit that is liberally laced with dark toast, pastis and roasted vanilla. Should settle in nicely with modest cellaring, as the structure is dense, but polished and integrated. Drink now through 2011.” 90WS -ANOMA07BE

“Tart, deep red fruits dominate the palate while subtle oak offers excellent balance without overpowering. Tannins are present, but don’t storm in, making this wine very ready-to-drink, but also quite agreeable to short-term cellaring.” 90+SDR, 89WE CSTRCS07AE

“This displays a rich, supple texture and mouthwatering flavors of peach cobbler, cream, apricot and spice. The lush finish is long and focused, with touches of honey. Drink now through 2015.” 90WS GMBERI09AE

2009 SHAYA VERDEJO OLD VINES (RUEDA, SPAIN).................1399 99

2007 BODEGA NORTON MALBEC RESERVE (ARGENTINA)..............1399

“Offers an absolutely delicious mouthful of wine bursting with berries, flowers and subtle herbs. This cask-aged, jammy red delivers quite a bit of pleasure in a hearty, slightly rustic – but pleasing – style. Best of all, it is a terrific value. 2010-2013.” 90SR, 90RAS, 88WA IASACM07AE

2009 DR. P. BERGWEILER NOBLE HOUSE RIESLING................. 999

99

“A wonderfully drinkable sparkling wine that appeals immediately for its balanced texture and rich flavors. Easy to like for its array of raspberries, limes, vanilla, toast and yeast. The sour lees note WE is nicely balanced with the sweet liqueur of dosage.” 90WE

90

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2009 CLIFFORD BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC (NEW ZEALAND)..............899 “Pale yellow in color, this wine conveys a bouquet of fresh mango and lemon zest. The palate is as tropical as Carmen Miranda’s headdress, papayas and mangoes comingle with lemon grass and a RAS touch of minerality in this lively, crisp, and beautifully-balanced treat.” 91RAS, 91SR, 91SDR, 90SS NZCBSB09AE

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J A M E S H A L L I D AY:

A U S T R A L I A ’ S W I N E C O M PA N I O N

by Chris Sherman, B-21’s Australia Correspondent, Email: chris@b-21.com, My Blog: b21wineblog.com You may see a few new initials, such as AWC, in our Down Under ratings. To explain James Halliday and his Australian Wine Companion (AWC), let me put it in Oz perspective: “That Robert Parker bloke, he’s the James Halliday of North America.” His voice and knowledge of Australia over the last thirty years is unmatched. He knows Oz wineries and vineyards in a detail and breadth well beyond the biggest exporters. Ask him about any vintage and he will parse the year into a dozen appellations in each of the six states and various terrritories. He can name a dozen top wineries for each varietal in each division. He proves singlehandedly that Australian wines are more than newfound values: They are serious, diverse and longstanding. How serious? Halliday regularly recommends holding Aussie wines ten years even twenty, before drinking.

SHIRAZ 2002 Berry’s Bridge Shiraz.......................3999 SALE 2999 Deep, dense colour; extremely powerful, dense black fruits; ultra powerful tannins; 93AWC, 90-93WA ABERSH02AE

2005 Cascabel Shiraz.........................................29

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A potent mix of blackberry, dark chocolate, spice and black pepper followed by very firm tannins which will take years to soften; the components are in balance. Drink 2025. 92AWC, 94WA ACASSH05AE

2006 d’Arenberg Shiraz Dead Arm..........................4999 Deeply concentrated with levels of dark chocolate, blackberry, nuances of florals and a freshness that belies its weight and power. Screwcap. 95AWC, 95WA ADARSH06BE

2004 Glaetzer Shiraz....................................5999 4499 A luscious array of succulent, perfectly ripened, black fruits; excellent balance and length; nuanced tannins and oak. From 80-year-old vines in the Ebenezer region. Drink 2019. 96AWC, 94-96WA AGLASH04AE

2007 Mitolo Shiraz Jester....................................1599 Loaded with sweet red and black fruits, fruitcake spice and a lively juicy personality; the palate is fleshy, full and quite chewy on the finish. Drink 2016. 90AWC, 91ST, 91WA AMITSH07AE

2008 Morse Code Shiraz 1199 899

Luscious blackberry, prune and licorice fruit on the bouquet, then a medium- to full-bodied palate with sufficient tannins to provide some discipline. Exceptional bargain. Drink 2014. 90AWC, 90CS, 88WS AMORSH08AE

2001 Oliver’s Taranga Shiraz Reserve HJ.......................5999 4499

Smooth but complex bouquet ranges through spice, blackberry and chocolate, the rich and mouthfilling palate with dark chocolate and blackberry, the supple texture coming from ripe tannins and very well handled oak. Drink 2015. 92AWC, 90WS AOLISH01BE

2006 Penfolds Shiraz Kalimna Bin 28...1799 (1619 by the case) Blackberry fruit, ripe tannins and vanilla oak; needs time, but everything is in balance. Drink 2026. 94AWC, 90WA APENSH06AE

2007 Penfolds Shiraz Bin 128 1799 (1699 by the case)

Considerable richness and depth to bouquet and palate alike; plummy black fruits are supported by positive oak and emphatic tannins; long-lived style sure to improve. Drink 2027. 93AWC, 90ST APENSH07AE

2006 Penfolds Shiraz St. Henri 5899 3999

Has the focus, intensity and class expected of the ‘06 vintage; blackberry, blackcurrant and savoury spices are supported and complexed by firm, ripe tannins on the medium- to full-bodied, long palate. now-2031 95AWC, 93WS APENSH06BE

2008 Two Hands Shiraz Gnarly Dudes 2299

The colour has a slightly brighter hue than Angel’s Share, the aromas and flavours more focused on sweet plum and blackberry fruit, although ultimately restrained by gently savoury tannins. 92AWC, 91ST, 91WS ATWOGN08AE

2007 Yangarra Estate Shiraz 1599

A high quality regional style with an assemblage of black fruits, dark chocolate and a dash of licorice on the supple, medium- to full-bodied palate; extract and tannins well balanced. Drink 2027. 93AWC, 92WN AYANSH07AE

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2006 d’Arenberg Galvo Garage 2499

A full-bodied array of predominantly black fruits with integrated tannins and oak; has all the ingredients. Drink 2021 93AWC, 90WA ADARCS06AE

2005 d’Arenberg Cabernet Coppermine Road 5999

More savoury restraint than many McLaren Vale cabernets; mediumbodied, with black fruits and savoury tannins. Drink 2029. 95AWC, 93WA

ADARCS05AE

2007 Mitolo Cabernet Jester 1599

Light but bright and clear colour; a mix of blackcurrant, savoury black olive and bitter chocolate aromas and flavours; restrained oak. Drink 2014. 90AWC, 90WA AMITCS06AE

2007 Penfolds Thomas Hyland 999

A quite fragrant bouquet leads into an elegant, medium-bodied palate with clearly defined cabernet fruit and good tannin structure. Coonawarra must be a contributor to this wine. Drink 2020. 90AWC APENCS08BE

BLENDS 2006 d’Arenberg d’Arry’s Original Shiraz-Grenache 1599

The usual attractive medium-bodied palate offers a mix of blackberry, dark cherry and chocolate fruit, finishing with persistent tannins. Drink 2015 91AWC, 91ST ADARSG06AE

2008 P. Lehmann Layers 1499

The red fruit characters are lively and fresh, with some spicy notes, and fine but savoury tannins. More Rhone than Bordeaux in its veins... Drink 2013. 89AWC, 90WS ALEHRD08AE

CHARDONNAY 2008 Penfolds Thomas Hyland Chardonnay 999

An altogether stylish wine with cool-grown grapefruit and white peach aromas and flavours; subtle French oak adds to the texture and mouthfeel; long, harmonious finish. Prolific gold medal winner; trophy Sydney Wine Show ‘10. Drink 2015. 94AWC APENCH08BE

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2 0 0 9 D O L C E T T O S : A FA N TA S T I C V I N TA G E T O E N J O Y N O W . Our Saturday Piedmont tasting illustrated the greatness of the 2006 Barolos. The wines are huge, complex and have long lives ahead of them. Clearly they are built for the cellar. The surprise of the tasting though was how lip-smacking, tasty and just completely delicious the 2009 Dolcettos are. These wines feature bright acidity and perfectly ripe fruit that shines through unfettered by new oak. They are also fantastic values. My favorites are 2009 Mario Marengo Dolcetto d’alba (90WA), 2009 Giovanni Corino Dolcetto d’Alba (88WA), and 2009 Cavallotto Dolcetto d’Alba Vigna Scot (90WA). This is the best vintage of Dolcettos from Alba I’ve tasted and these are incredibly tasty wines especially when paired with fresh, primary foods . Check out our complete selection of 2009 Dolcettos here. by Steve Rayman, B-21’s Director of Wine and Italy Correspondent Email: steve@b-21.com, My Direct #: (727) 722-9103

2009 Mario Marengo Dolcetto d'alba

REG 17.99

SALE 15.99

2009 Cavallotto Dolcetto d'Alba Vigna Scot

REG 16.99

SALE 14.99

2009 Luigi Pira Dolcetto d'Alba

REG 16.99

SALE 13.99

2009 Giovanni Corino Dolcetto d'Alba

REG 16.99

SALE 14.99

2009 Boschis Dolcetto di Dogliani Pianezzo

REG 14.99

SALE 12.99

2009 Albino Rocca Dolcetto d'Alba Vignalunga

REG 15.99

SALE 13.99

“Incredibly delicious. Rich and generous, this ample, broad-shouldered Dolcetto impresses for the breadth and richness of its dark fruit. Varietal notes come through loud and clear, albeit it in a bold, extroverted style. 2010-2014.” 90WA, 91SR IPMADO09AE

“...flows with gorgeous dark fruit, tar, licorice and underbrush. As always, this is a beautiful, supple Dolcetto with superb purity in its fruit, beautifully articulated aromatics and terrific overall balance. It is highly recommended. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2014. It's tough to go wrong with pretty much anything from Cavallotto these days. The estate's entry-level wines offer nearly as much pleasure as the higher-end wines, but at far more soothing prices.” 90WA, 90SR IPCADO09AE

“The 2009 Dolcetto d’Alba reveals a precise fabric of dark fruit in a soft, seamless style that emphasizes textural richness over varietal character. Still, this is a delicious, opulent Dolcetto that captures the essence of the house style. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013.” 89WA IPPIDO09AE

“The 2009 Dolcetto d’Alba is a pretty, feminine wine with gorgeous varietal red fruit and a refined personality. The mid-weight style is classic La Morra. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2012.” 88WA IPCRDO09AE “Red fruit aromas lead to a intense flavors that are just beginning to round out. This should drink well over the next five years as it gains complexity and softens. Even though Dolcetto is suitable for the whole meal, this type of Dolcetto is particularly recommended for hors d'oeuvres, pasta and rice dishes, and cold cuts.” 88+SR IPBODO09AE “From 25-year-old vines this full-fruited Dolcetto is round and rich with excellent acidity and persistence. The finish goes on and on and begs another sip.” 88SR IPALDO09BE

E S TA T E P R O F I L E : C A S T E L L O D I A M A ( T U S C A N Y ) “I am not sure I possess the vocabulary to do these majestic wines – the reds in particular – justice.” - Antonio Galloni for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

90WS | 2001 CASTELLO DI AMA CHIANTI CLASSICO �������������������������������������������������������������������34.99 “Beautiful aromas of blackberries, dried cherries and violets on the nose. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long finish. This needs loads of air now to drink, and would be better with time. Solid and well-built.” 90WS ITAMCC01AE

94WN | 2003 CASTELLO DI AMA CHIANTI CLASSICO ������������������������������������������������������������������39.99 “Sleek and elegant with a beautiful floral nose and a hint of spice. Succulent wild cherry flavors with a long, earthy and minerally close. Impeccably balanced and youthful with tannic backbone that suggests it will age gracefully, but is still wonderful now.” 94WN, 3 Glasses (Gambero Rosso) ITAMCC03AE

92WA | 2006 CASTELLO DI AMA CHIANTI CLASSICO ������������������������������������������������������������������29.99 The 2006 Chianti Classico Castello di Ama flows with the essence of sweet perfumed fruit. Red cherries, raspberries, flowers and spices are intermingled with suggestions of tobacco, licorice and earthiness that linger in the background. The wine reveals incredible length, and sweet, silky tannins that caress the palate all the way through to the close. In a word: Awesome. There’s not much else to say except that the Chianti Classico Castello di Ama is highly recommended. Castello di Ama is 80% Sangiovese plus Malvasia Nera, Merlot and Canaiolo. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016. 92WA ITAMCC06AE

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BARBERA Barbera is one of Italy's most compelling young wines to drink with food, as it offers gobs of fruit, dark purple color, excellent acidity and low tannin. When grown in the hill country of Piedmont around Alba and Asti it can be something truly magnificent. Vietti and La Spinetta are masters at demonstrating the greatness that Babera can achieve. Vietti in particular grows Barbera in vineyards usually reserved for Barolo. From our collection below you can find satisfaction at all price levels. Don't be afraid to try those under $20 either. They are among the best values in Italian wine and their tastiness transcends scores. by Steve Rayman, B-21’s Director of Wine, Email: steve@b-21.com, My Direct #: (727) 722-9103

2008 Briccotondo by Fontanafredda Barbera 1199

"Medium-bodied, with raspberry and blueberry aromas, delicious fruit and vanilla and cream hints. Drink now." 88WS IPFNBA08AE

2009 Albino Rocca Barbera d'Alba 17.99 SALE 1599

“100% Barbera vinified and aged in steel tanks. This is a brilliant value in 2009. The 2009 Rocca Barbera has a lovely creamy texture and bright, plummy/blueberry fruit. A sexy, fleshy, open Barbera that’s drinking beautifully now.” 89SR IPALBA09AE

2009 Elio Altare Barbera d'Alba 23.99 SALE 1999

“surprisingly exuberant in its over-ripe, candied fruit, with less of the sheer appeal of the best years. 2010-2012.” 87WA IPALBA09BE

2007 La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Ca di Pian 2199

“offers up plums, dark cherries, herbs and flowers on a rich, mid-weight frame, revealing plenty of length and fine overall balance. The bright, focused acidity of Barbera from Asti comes through on the finish, and the wine is best enjoyed at the dinner table. 2010-2015. 89WA, 88WS IPSPBA07AE

2006 La Spinetta Barbera d'Alba Gallina 3999

“What ripeness this shows, with dried red fruits and sliced orange on the nose. Full-bodied, with very good acidity and a long, flavorful finish.” 91WS, 89WA IPSPBA06BE

2007 Pio Cesare Barbera d'Alba Fides 2999

“one of the best versions of this wine I can remember tasting... over time layers of ripe, perfumed fruit emerge with superb clarity and precision. The Fides reveals gorgeous persistence on the palate and terrific overall balance. Ideally it is best opened in advance or given another year or two in bottle, either of which will help soften the tannins. 2012-2017.” 91+WA IPPCBA07AE

2006 Sandrone Barbera d’Alba 3699

“Cassis, blackberry, violet and bitter chocolate on the nose. An explosion of juicy, spicy black fruits in the mouth, with superb ripeness perfectly leavened by strong acidity. The very long finish hints at shoe polish and leather.” 91ST,

90WA

IPSABA06AE

2007 Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne 17.99 SALE 1599

“Smoke, tar, licorice and amarena cherries are some of the nuances that emerge... Clean, mineral notes frame the long, silky finish. This over-achieving, juicy Barbera is totally delicious and a great value as well, in fact, it is one of Italy’s finest wines for under $20. 2009-2012.” 90WA IPVIBA07AE

2006 Vietti Barbera d'Asti la Crena 3999

“A dense, brooding effort loaded with mineral-infused dark fruit, violets, graphite, flowers and French oak. This is an especially seamless yet mid-weight La Crena built on elegance rather than power, with an impeccably clean, polished finish that rounds things out. Usually I prefer Barbera on the young side, but La Crena truly sings around age ten or so. It remains one of the most under-the-radar wines in Piedmont. 2012-2021.”

93WA, 95RAS, 92SR

IPVIBA06AE

2007 Vietti Barbera d'Alba Scarrone 47.99 SALE 3999

“An insanely beautiful, layered Barbera. Silky tannins frame a core of perfumed dark fruit, spices, licorice and minerals. This opulent yet impeccably balanced Scarrone possesses awesome richness and tons of style. Sweet floral notes ring out on the finish. 2012-2022.” 93WA, 91WE IPVIBA07BE

2007 Vietti Barbera d'Alba Scarrone Vigna Vecchia 7999 “...flows onto the palate with a stunning and totally irresistible expression of dark, round fruit. Tar, smoke, licorice and new leather linger on the round, polished finish. The Vigna Vecchia remains exceedingly young, but it is a spectacular effort and should develop very nicely in bottle. This is a wonderful, sensual and compelling Barbera from Vietti. Sadly there are just under 3,600 bottles to go around. 2012-2021.” 94WA, 95JS IPVIBA07DE

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2000 BORDEAUX: THIS IS NO RETROSPECTIVE... by Rhett Beiletti, B-21’s Correspondent to France, Email: rhett@b-21.com, My Direct #: (727) 722-9104 Does anyone remember Y2K, really? The shenanigans were plenty, running for the hills with sacks of cash, buying new computers and backing everything up thrice. What wine drinkers remember is 2000 Bordeaux. It was the vintage bought as futures by more first time futures buyers than any before. And time has proven them to have made shrewd purchases too. Robert Parker tasted many 2000s in the middle of last year and we have provided his reassessment where available, his being the most renowned of Bordeaux palates and his scores being the most up to the moment, for your consideration.

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93WA | CLINET............................................. Pre-Order 149.99 98+WA | AUSONE............$2499.00 “Extremely rich, full-bodied, with astonishing power, precision, and delicacy, this is a sumptuous wine that should age well for 50-60 years…” 98+WA (2010) FX00AUSOAE

99WA | CHEVAL BLANC $999.99

“ …this 2000 is a spectacular Cheval Blanc. Of recent vintages, I think only the 2009 can give it a run for its money.” 99WA (2010) FX00CHBLAE

“Beautiful aromas of plums, soy, black currants, black raspberries, espresso, and spring flowers jump from the glass of this perfumed, dense plum/ruby/purple-tinged Pomerol.” 93WA (2010) 96WS (2003) FX00CLINAE

98+WA | L’EVANGILE....................................................$299.99 “…the greatness of this terroir is exhibited in the complexity of the nose, which offers up hints of subtle chocolate, blueberry, blackberry, truffle, barbecue smoke, and graphite.” 98+WA (2010) FX00LEVAAE

90WA | NENIN...............................................................$119.99 “…possesses a dark ruby/plum color as well as a sweet nose of boysenberries, earth, flowers, and truffles.” 90WA (2010), 92WS (2003) FX00NENIAE

95WA | VIEUX CHATEAU CERTAN................................$249.99 “A gorgeous wine of grace, elegance, and power” FX00VIEUAE

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91WS | FRANC MAYNE.............................................................$69.99

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Tobacco, tar and ripe fruit follow through to a full-bodied palate, with round tannins and a fruity finish. Pretty. Best after 2008.” 91WS FX00FRANAE

96WA | LA GOMERIE..............................................................$179.99 “Perhaps it deserves more attention. Its dense purple color is followed by a beautiful perfume of spring flowers, creme de cassis, jammy black cherries, licorice, graphite, and espresso roast. Full-bodied, deep, superbly concentrated, pure, long, and made in a modern style, it should drink well for another decade." 96WA (2010) FX00GOMEAE

91WA | LA GAFFELIERE.......................................... Pre-Order $74.99 “…reveals notes of roasted herbs, sandy, loamy soil, black currants, cassis, and a hint of incense.” 91WA (2010), 93ST (2003) FX00LAGAAE

98+WA | LA MONDOTTE........................................................$499.99 “In two tastings this garagiste wine performed as if it were one of the wines of the vintage.” 98+WA (2010), 95WS (2003) FX00LAMOAE

98WA | MAGREZ FOMBRAUGE..............................................$399.99 “Made in an over-the-top style that seems to get more classic as the wine ages.” 98WA (2010) FX00MAGRAE

PEBY FAUGERES 96 POINTS, WA $199.99 (1.5L $399.99) “…Thick and unctuously-textured with impressive purity and depth.” 96WA (2010) FX00PEBYAE, 1.5L - FX00PEBYAG

94WA | ROL VALENTIN............................................ Pre-Order 109.99 “…may be the finest wine he ever made at this modestly sized St.-Emilion estate.” 94WA (2010), 92WS (2003) FX00ROLVAE

91+WA | CALON SEGUR..............................................$109.99 has a very healthy, deep, dark ruby color, and earthy hints of herbs, licorice, and black currants. Medium to full-bodied, the hard, elevated tannins give this wine a certain austerity, but its outstanding weight, richness, and that very classic style argue for further discipline. 91+ WA (2010), 93WS (2003) FX00CALOAE

95WA | MONTROSE...............................................3L $2000.00 “Dense ruby/purple, with a bouquet of blueberry, crushed rock, and some floral notes, the wine is medium to full-bodied , rich, powerful, but again very tannic and still strikingly youthful.” 95WA (2010) FX00MONTAJ

PA U I L L A C 89WA | D’ARMAILHAC.................................... Pre-Order 89.99 “…this wine is quite evolved, displaying ripe plum, black currant, and chocolate notes as well as hints of cedar and espresso.” 89WA (2010), 90WS (2003) FX00DARMAE

90WS | RESERVE DE COMTESSE DE LALANDE..Pre-Order 79.99 “Rather decadent, with berry, plum and tobacco character and a hint of meat.” 90WS (2003), 89WA (2003) – 2nd wine of Pichon Lalande FX00RESEAE

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...THIS IS NOW!

The Lens

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by Rhett Beiletti

93WA | TALBOT �������������������������������� $99.99 “Close to full maturity, it exhibits a dense ruby/plum/ purple color in addition to a subtle herbaceousness intermixed with smoked meats, black currants, licorice, cedar, and foresty notes.” 93WA (2010), 93WS (2003) FX00TALBAE

MARGAUX 95WA | MALESCOT ST EXUPERY Pre-Order $119.99

"...A wine of extraordinary balance, equilibrium, and purity, with supple tannins, this medium to full-bodied, concentrated effort is already compelling...” 95WA (2010) FX00MALEAE

PESSAC-LEOGNAN 90WA | LA CHAPELLE LA MISSION HAUT-BRION

90WA FX00CHHBAE �������� $99.99

FRONSAC 90WS | LA PREUVE PAR CARLES........................................................... $59.99

“…Lovely blackberries and spices on the nose. Full-bodied, with fantastic velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish.” 90WS FX00HCARBE

MOULIS-EN-MEDOC 91WS | CHASSE-SPLEEN.............................................................. 375ml $39.99 "Very muscular with currants, mineral and nutmeg character. Full-bodied and chewy, with a long and lively finish. Best after 2008." 91WS FX00CHASAC

2000 Roland La Garde (Blaye) 750ml: 3499 | 1.5L: 69.99 “Tasting this last month, I was reminded what it is that distinguishes wines able to evolve from those that only age or simply grow old: refinement. As a wine of substance gains grace there is a fusion or a melding of the elements -- varietals, acidity, tannin and terroir -- that begin to harmonize and surrender their individuality to the development of the wine. This Grand Vin is quite cherry now and ready to be experienced.” 91RB, 92SR, 91SM FX00ROLAAE

GEORGES DUBOEUF Georges Duboeuf, the largest Beaujolais bottler by far, has been called “the prince of Beaujolais” and “the Beaujolais king.” He is a négociant who produces more than 25 million cases of wine annually. Duboeuf is almost single-handedly responsible for the annual Beaujolais nouveau phenomenon, and has won awards for his wines. His wine labels are easily recognizeable by their use of colorful flower images and the distinctive Duboeuf insignia.

2009 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages...........................................................................$6.99 “…brimming with ripe blackberry and cassis” 87WA

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2009 Georges Duboeuf Moulin-A-Vent Flower Label ����������������������������������������������� $12.99 “Shows attractive flavors of ripe cherry, blackberry & fig, followed by a tight, juicy finish. 90WS

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2009 Georges Duboeuf Moulin-A-Vent Tour de Bief ������������������������������������������������� $13.99 “Roasted mint and thyme seasons kirsch, grilled plum and boysenberry notes in this elegant red, which is grippy, with a creamy texture and a lingering smoky finish. 91WS FJDUMT09AE

2009 Georges Duboeuf Morgon Flower Label..........................................................$10.99 “…ripe, juicy black currant and kirsch fruit flavors, with dark chocolate shavings and just a hint of herbes de Provence.” 90WS FJDUMR09AE

2009 Georges Duboeuf Fleurie Flower Label......................................................... $13.99 “…packed with ripe, almost jammy, black cherry, boysenberry and damson plum fruit flavors, but wellbalanced by integrated, juicy acidity.” 90WS FJDUFL09AE

2009 Georges Duboeuf Domaine de la Chaponne (Morgon) ������������������� $12.99 “As rich as it is tannic, this is powerful and concentrated.” 92WE

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2009 Georges Duboeuf Clos des Quatre Vents (Fleurie) ���������������������������� $13.99 “displays ripe blackberry and blueberry, ocean breeze, black tea, borage, and bittersweet iris perfume in the nose.” 90-91WA FJDUFQ09AE

2009 Georges Duboeuf Jean Descombes (Morgon) $14.99 (Light tannins and a smoky mineral note frame this lush red, which displays layers of black cherry, raspberry ganache and tea rose flavors.” 93WS FJDUMO09AE

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THE LOST GRAPES OF BORDEAUX: DISCOVERED IN CHILE Carménère is to Chile, what Malbec is to Argentina. Originating in Bordeaux, it is the most dominantly planted grape in Chile. Carménère grapes look very similar to Merlot, which is why for years Chilean winemakers thought they were bottling Merlot. In fact, if you’ve ever tasted a Chilean Merlot prior to 1994, chances are you were actually drinking Carménère. In 1994, Jean Michel Boursiquot discovered that these were actually the “Lost Grapes of Bordeaux”. Carménère is a very complex grape to grow in the vineyard because it is slow to mature. Occasionally in the aromas you will pick up notes of green pepper or earth or grass. When mature it will have red or black fruit aromas such as cherries, strawberries, mulberries and raspberries. In the mouth, you will get all the berries from the nose plus some chocolate & spices. It is a very easy to drink wine that goes well with food. While Chile has coined Carménère as its national emblematic varietal, Italy is experimenting with it as well and the quality in both countries is growing! by Summer Martin, B-21’s Spain & South America Advocate, Email: summer@b-21.com, My Direct #: (727) 722-9106

2009 Casillero del Diablo Carménère 899

“The wine is rich with dark plum and chocolate aromas with hints of coffee and toasty oak. On the palate, there are notes of dark plums and spice, generously framed by toasty American oak with a soft and well-structured mouth filling texture.” -CCACR06AE

2008 Vina Calina Carménère 899

“This wine is proof that good wine gets made in the vineyards. The aromas are intense with ripe berries, smoked bacon, sweet cotton candy, "grandma’s spice box" and hints of vanilla. The tannins are well-integrated, providing the underlying structure to support the wine’s opulent fruit. The finish is medium-long and elegant with spice and hints of oak." Winemaker, Gavin Taylor -CCLCR08AE

2007 Santa Rita Carménère Medalla Real 1499

"Very polished, with a hefty beam of plum and violet laced with aged tobacco and a high-toned vanilla note. The long finish lets mineral and herb notes peek in." 90WS, 90WE -CSRCM07AE

2008 Errazuriz Carménère Don Maximano Estate 1599

“Roasted cherry, plum, tobacco, licorice and dried flowers on the intriguingly Bordeaux-like nose and palate. Sweet and juicy, with precise flavor definition and lift. Finishes with supple, broad tannins and very good spicy length. Shows a lot of personality, not to mention impressive balance and clarity.” 90ST -CERCA08AE

2009 Errazuriz Carménère 999

“The nose is ripe but complex, with aromas that recall fresh blackberries and notes of sweet spice. A swirl of the glass reveals a light touch of black pepper that lends complexity and elegance. The voluminous palate is complemented by a soft, creamy texture with well-rounded tannins.” -Winemaker Notes -CERCA09AE

2008 Santa Ema Carménère Barrel Select 999

"Glass-coating opaque purple; smoke, lavender, blueberry, and black berry; tasty flavors, long." 89WA -CSECR08AE

2007 Montes Cab/Carménère 1299 (10% off btc)

"A sexy bouquet displays scents of black raspberry, cassis, oak spice and smoked meat. Juicy and gently sweet, with deep dark berry preserve flavors and very soft tannins. Clings nicely on the finish, echoing the smoke and spice notes." 88ST -CMOCC07AE

2007 Inama Carménère Piu 1799

“A wonderfully perfumed, fresh wine with welldelineated aromatics and bright red berries wrapped around a core of lively minerality. This beautifully-balanced wine delivers tons of class and elegance, if not a ton of varietal typicity. Still, it is an awesome glass of wine for the money. 2010-2017.” 90WA IVINCR07AE

2008 Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Carménère 1899

"Opaque purple; Asian spices, incense, black currant, blackberry; dense, layered, ripe, lengthy." 89WA -CCOCA08AE

T W O G R E A T VA L U E S F R O M R I B E R A D E L D U E R O , S PA I N More and more great wines come from Ribera del Duero, and they aren’t breaking our wallets either! We know Emilio Moro has always delivered consistent quality at great prices, but now two more estates are making names for themselves: Resalte and O. Fournier. Both are excellent examples of modern Ribera del Duero. We love them so much we asked them to join us on Saturday, March 5th for a complimentary tasting focused soley on wines from Ribera del Duero. José Manuel O. Fournier & Maria Karkazi of Resalte will be here for 1-5pm in store and will then join us for a dinner at Currents in Tarpon Springs. Make your reservations now. (Details on the back!)

2007 Urban Ribera by O.Fournier...............................................................12.99 “A strong candidate for the best new release Ribera del Duero under $25. Purplecolored, it offers up a fragrant bouquet of scorched earth, violets, and black cherry that leaps from the glass. Smooth-textured and suave on the palate, it has loads of succulent black fruit, silky tannins, excellent depth and grip, and a juicy finish. 2009 - 2013.” 91WA SRDURB07AE

2005 Resalte de Peñafiel Crianza......................... 34.99 SALE: 29.99 “Fresh and focused, this firm red delivers ripe black cherry and blackberry fruit, backed by espresso and licorice accents, finishing with alluring notes of sous-bois and mineral. This has depth and drive. Now-2016.” 94WS Top 100 #26, SRDRES05AE

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SHERRY FREAKS: THESE ARE FOR YOU! A LV E A R

Drinking a PX (Pedro Ximenez) should be on everyone’s bucket list, and the place to start is with Alvear. Since 1729, the Alvear family has remained the top producer of the Pedro Ximenez grape. Their wines can be summed up in 3 letters: UFB (un-freakin’ believable)! The NV Solera Cream and the 1927 Solerra are incredible. If you like Tawny port, try one of these. It’s dessert in a bottle. - Summer Martin

L U S TA U Lustau Dry Amontillado Los Arcos Solera Reserva 1499

“The dry, medium amber-hued non-vintage Dry Amontillado Los Arcos offers good body as well as a heady personality.” 90WA SSLUSLNVAE

Alvear Cream Sherry 999

"Essentially a sweeter style of Oloroso. Its dark amber color is accompanied by sweet, nutty, milkshake-like aromas, tremendous precision as well as intensity, and a marvelous finish." 91WA SSALVENVCE

Lustau Manzanilla Papirusa Solera Reserva 1499

Tangy, with lemon, olive, apple and ocean brine aromas and flavors. Clean and elegant, with a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now. Smart Buy! 90WS SSLUSTNVEE

Alvear Amontillado Sherry 999

"The dry, medium amber-colored, medium-bodied, crisp, dry nonvintage Amontillado was produced from a 5-6 year old Solera system." 87WA SSALVENVBE

Alvear Fino Sherry 999

"possesses a light straw color in addition to a crisp, earthy, nutty nose, and a dry, slightly bitter, but fresh, zesty finish." 89WA SSALVENVAE

Lustau Deluxe Cream Sherry Capataz Andres 1499

Made in the traditional way and at the original strength. The taste of sweet raisins, dates and figs. Rich sweet ripe fruit that lingers smoothly and seductively. A powerful balance of sweetness, richness & maturity. SSLUSTNVNE

Lustau Fino Jarana Solera Reserva 1499

Alvear Solera Cream Sherry 500ml - 1399

“Sweetened by the addition of ripe Pedro Ximenez. A medium amber color is followed by a nutty, liqueur-like liquid with tremendous unctuosity and freshness in addition to a long, moderately sweet finish." 95WA SALVENVAD

2008 Alvear Pedro Ximenez de Anada 375ml - 19

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“This amber dessert wine is rich and viscous on the palate, with date, fig, honey and clove notes. Intense and sweet, without being sugary. Drink now through 2020.” 90WS SSALVE08AC

Alvear Pedro Ximenez 1927 Solera Sherry 375ml - 2199

"From a Solera begun nearly 80 years ago, boasts a dark amber color as well as an extraordinary nose of creme brulee, liquefied nuts, marmalade, and maple syrup. Huge and viscous, yet neither cloyingly sweet nor heavy, it is a profound effort priced unbelievably low. It is meant to be drunk alone at the end of a meal." 96WA SSALVE27AC

Dry, but full wine; elegant, but rich to taste. The richness is balanced by its crisp, flor character to give a lingering aftertaste. SSLUSTNVAE

Lustau East India Solera 2299

"Rich and concentrated with coffee and caramel flavors in a balanced presentation. Picks up a grilled nut accent on the finish. Solid and complex, but not cloying." 90WS SSLUSTNVME

Lustau Pedro Ximenez Jerez San Emilio Solera Reserva 2499

“From a solera between 30-40 years of age. A dark amber color is accompanied by notes of scorched earth, figs, prunes, toffee, and marmalade.” 89WS SSLUSTNVCE

E Q U I P O N AVA Z O S

An ORGY of sensations...” “

“They select outstanding old butts, buy the contents from the producer and then bottle a few hundred bottles of amazing dry and sweet Sherries of very old age… Their aim is to make world-class old Sherry known and available to fans everywhere…The project’s artisanal approach and focus on individuality of character is taking Sherry in a new direction, opening the door to as yet unrealized possibilities: If a Sherry revolution does arrive, Equipo Navazos will certainly have been one of its progenitors” Wine & Spirits Magazine

- W&S Magazine

Equipo Navazos Manzanilla #16...............................................................................................3599 Grown at the legendary Pago Balbaínas and aged in solera for six years, this Manzanilla is a tribute to minerality with its briny flavors of the sea... [and] a powerful acidity that makes the structure nearly impenetrable and tight, even as the wine is juicy and fresh... delicate floral notes begin to appear. They meld with the earthiness and the mushroomy scent of flor, circling the palate. 96W&S SSEQMANZAE

Equipo Navazos La Bota de Fino #15..................................................................................3999 The Navazos team selected 20 of Bodega Valdespino's oldest Fino butts for the base of this wine... The cloud of aromas is sustained by briny acidity that penetrates the palate, while allowing fruitier notes of green apple and flowers to emerge. It's an orgy of sensations, of mineral and marine force, in a complex and profound Fino. 96W&S SSEQFINOAE

Equipo Navazos Manzanilla Pasada #10 �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������5499 The partners at Navazos selected this Manzanilla Pasada from Bodega La Guita. Its salinity combines with the light oxidative touch of a wine that's close to 15 years old. That's the base from which the nutty and spicy aromas build, leaving just a little room for a touch of toffee. The flavors are directly salty, with scents of limestone enveloped in their expansive power, lasting with an energy. 94W&S, 97RAS SSEQNAMAAE

Equipo Navazos La Bota De Palo Cortado #17....................................................... 375ml - 9999

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SAUVIGNON BLANC Sauvignon Blanc is grown successfully around the world. It prefers moderate to cooler sites with ample sunshine so grapes enjoy a long, slow growing season to ripen the delicious aromas and flavors we associate with Sauvignon Blanc. However, due to the effects of climate, it can taste vastly different from one end of the globe to the other. Below are some of my favorite contrasting styles which vary on several dimensions such as concentration, body and finish. by Shannon Sprentall, B-21’s White Wine Expert, Email: shannon@b-21.com, My Direct #: (727) 722-9105

L O I R E VA L L E Y 2009 Chotard Sancerre $19

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“Superfresh, with lots of chive, fleur de sel, lime and chalk notes backed by a strong flinty note on the bracing finish, which really stretches out. Drink now.” 90WS FLCHOT09AE

2008 Reverdy Sancerre $1999

“Textbook aromas of lemon and lime, dusty minerals, herbs and white flowers, with a suave undercurrent of peppery spice. Brisk, sharply focused citrus flavors..” 90ST FLREVE08AE

2007 Pascual Cotat Sancerre Monts Damnes $4999

“On the palate primarily mineral notes, zesty lemon-lime, vibrant pear dusted with sweet ginger and honey yet similar to a lush body expected of a Chardonnay...” 93SS, 91ST FLCOMD07AE

2007 Pascual Cotat Sancerre La Grande Cote $4999

“Captivating, pungent nose shows poached pear, licorice, wet stone and tobacco, with a subtle herbal nuance adding further complexity. Velvety, pure and dry but not austere, with intense minerality firming the lush orchard and pit fruit flavors...” 93ST FLCOGC07AE

CALIFORNIA 2009 Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc $1099

“...attractive, forward, intense, grassy varietal aroma with notes of ripe melon, kiwi, and citrus; mediumfull body; rich, grassy, slightly tropical, citrus and honeydew melon flavors with good depth and a slightly creamy, silky mouthfeel...” 91GV CFERFB09AE

2009 Hall Sauvignon Blanc Napa $1999

“Decant it to bring out the gooseberry and blood orange flavors, a firm and intriguing fruit character...” 91W&S, "Year's best American Sauvignon Blancs" June 2010, 91WE CHALSB09AE

2009 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc Napa $3899

“Lemon drop and pineapple aromas lifted by a floral topnote. Good grip to the pineapple and sexy oak flavors. Brisk and varietally expressive wine with very good juicy, dusty persistence.” 91ST CSPTSB09AE

2009 Peter Michael Les Apres Midi $5299

“...abundant amounts of honeyed lemon grass, fig, spice box, melon, and waxy fruit flavors. Zesty acidity provides vivaciousness...” 94WA CPETSB09AE

NEW ZEALAND 2010 Brancott Sauvignon Blanc $899 “A spicy and pungent herbal, almost peppery, note gives way to crisp lemon, lime and white grapefruit flavors, with zingy acidity. Distinctive and very refreshing.” 88WS, 88SR NZBRSB10AE

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2009 Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc $899

“As tropical as Carmen Miranda's headdress, papayas and mangoes comingle with lemon grass and a touch of minerality in this lively, crisp, and beautifully-balanced treat." 91RAS, 91SR, 91SDR, 90SS NZCBSB09AE

2009 Crossings Sauvignon Blanc $999 (10% off btc)

"Lively, generous with its grapefruit and celery seed flavors, lingering on the deftly balanced finish." 89WS NZCRSB09AE

2009 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc $1199

“Medium light yellow color, attractive, forward, intense, herbal, berry, grassy, apple and tropical fruit aroma with notes of citrus and gooseberry; mediumfull body; crisp, intense, herbal grapefruit, pineapple and stone fruit flavors with a hint of creeminess in the mouthfeel; lingering aftertaste. Very highly recommended.” 91GV NZKCSB09AE

2008 Wild Rock Elevation Sauv. Blanc $1299 (10% off btc)

Bright aromas of lemongrass, lime, herbs, grapefruit, Viognier spice and spring flowers. The palate is juicy yet elegant in structure, with a fine talcy texture. NZWRSB08AE

2008 Long Boat Sauvignon Blanc $1399

Clearly defined aromas and flavors of green plums, passion fruit with just a hint of lime. There's fresh herbs, kiwi, green apple and star fruit on the palate... 92B21 NZLOSB08AE

2009 Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Cellar Selection $1699 SALE: $1599

“Refreshing and vibrant, offering tangerine and limetinged nectarine and green apple flavors that keep sailing through the long, generous and lively finish.” 93WS NZVISB09BE

2008 Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc 2499 A potent, generous sauvignon with lasting spice and saturated fruit flavor. 93W&S NZCRSB08AE

CHILE 2010 Montes Sauvignon Blanc $899 “Simple citrus flavors of lime fill this light-bodied wine with freshness, to serve with clams on the half shell or other shellfish.” 88W&S -CMOSB10AE

2009 Los Vascos Sauv. Blanc $899

“Spicy lime and lemongrass aromas... Dry, tightly wound citrus flavors...” 88ST -CLVSB09AE

2009 Montes Sauvignon Blanc Ltd. Leyda $1299 (10% off btc)

"The palate blends zestiness with fleshy weight, and the flavors suggest lime, green apple and grapefruit.” 90WE -CMOSB08AE

2009 Santa Ema Amplus Sauvignon Blanc $1299 (10% off btc)

"Grapefruit aromas and flavors shoot through this sauvignon with pleasing, juicy bitterness. That grapefruit character is surrounded by other citrus notes..." 91W&S -CSESB09AE

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CAN SOMEONE CALL ME A CAB? Below is a selection of Cabernets that any self-respecting fan of the genre should try at least once. From a number of heralded 07s to a couple can’t miss 06s, these wines make ideal partners for charred steak and good company. by Shawn Reynolds, B-21’s California Correspondent, Email: shawn@b-21.com, My Direct#: (727) 722-9108

2007 Marietta Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander) 1999

2006 Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa) 3499 (29.99 btc)

“Quite ripe, dripping with black fruit juices. Modest, sweet tannins sustain a silky and spicy wine that teems with black cherries and pomegranate beneath ribbons of clove and herb…the Marietta blossoms into a huge, lush wine…Bright and approachable, this stunning, fruit-driven treat is ready to rock your face off." 92+SDR CMRACS07AE

2007 Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa) 29

99

“I don’t know how the big guns overlooked the lush 2007 Sequoia Grove, but B-21 gets it. The wine’s brilliant focus promises years of pleasure not just a youthful fling. Gobs of blackberry and spice on a perfect frame, yet sleek and slippery. This ought to be a reserve and cost twice as much." 93RAS, 92+SDR CSEQCS07BE

2007 Respite Cabernet Reichel (Alexander) 4999 4499 “Possesses sweeter fruit, greater volume, more depth, and a full-bodied style revealing lots of camphor, creme de cassis, licorice, tobacco leaf, and a hint of graphite. It is a full-bodied, beautifully textured, pure, elegant… enjoy over the next 15+ years.” 93WA, 93SDR CRESCS07AE

2007 Antica Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa) 3999 “A rich, sumptuous bouquet of licorice, crème de cassis, and smoky oak. This opulent, fleshy, full-bodied wine exhibits beautiful purity and concentrated fruit. It should age nicely for 15-20 years…” 94WE, 94WA CANTCS07AE

H3: FOR THE WINE GUZZLER NOT THE GAS GUZZLER In 1881, pioneer Jim Kinney observed feral horses flourishing in the lush, kneehigh grasses of a small sanctuary in eastern Washington and remarked that “the area offers excellent forage and comparative isolation...This is surely a horse heaven!” That oasis today plays host to a handful of wineries, including Columbia Crest, whose H3 label consistently cranks out smooth, well-structured wines perfectly suited for immediate drinking. The ’07 Cab graced The Buzz as Bob’s pick early last year and the stellar ‘07 Merlot made both my staff selection and Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2010. The ‘08s are showing quite well right now with the Merlot again atop my list. Horse Heaven? Seems pretty sweet for us as well.

“Its ample oak is always subordinate to elements of cassis and ripe cherries, and its integral tannins provide solid varietal spice without being too tough or abrasive…[drink] over the next five to ten years”. 92CG, 90WE, 89WA CTUNCS06AE

2007 Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa) 3499 “Incense, forest flowers, black fruits, and crushed rock, jump from the glass of this inky purple-colored wine. Full-bodied, dense, and voluptuously textured…should drink well young but age 15-10 years.” 93+SDR, 92WA, 91WS CTUNCS07AE

2007 Edge Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa) 1999 “Well structured and dry, with lush flavors of blackberries, currants, herbs and cedar that are wrapped into firm, ripe tannins. Should develop additional complexity through 2014." 90WE CEDGCS07AE

2006 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville) 3999 “Tightly wound, firmly tannic, full-bodied and dense. Chewy and extracted, this is a touch rustic and cedary, but also deep, complex and concentrated…Best from 2010 through 2017.” 92SDR, 88WS CGROCS06AE

2007 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville) 4499 3799

"Big and lush with huge gobs of fruit in the aroma and flavor. The texture of the wine is soft and supple, typical of Cabernet Sauvignons grown in our area of the Oakville AVA. Patience during bottle aging will reward the “steward” with an outstanding bottle over the next 10 to 15 years." 92+SDR CGROCS07AE

2007 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma) 1299 “A dry, somewhat tannic wine of great elegance. Easy to like for its balanced flavors of blackberries and black currants, with gentle influences of oak.” 90+SDR, 89WE CSTRCS07AE

2008 Columbia Crest Chardonnay H3 Horse Heaven 13.99 (10% off btc) “It gives up aromas of buttered popcorn, pear, spiced apple, and mineral leading to a smooth-textured, ripe Chardonnay with very good volume and concentration…” 89WA, 89WS, 88SDR WSCCCH08BE

2008 Columbia Crest Merlot H3 Horse Heaven 13.99 (10% off btc)

“Ripe, supple and seductive, delivering a plush mouthful of red berry, floral and pomegranate flavors, swirling effectively through the deftly balanced finish. Drink now through 2016.” 90WS, 90SDR WSCCME08AE

2008 Columbia Crest Cabernet H3 Horse Heaven 13.99 (10% off btc)

“This intense, fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon delivers aromas of cherries and huckleberry jam, with a perfect balance of earthy tannins, great focus in the mid-palate and a soft, smooth cocoa finish.” 89SDR, 88SR WSCCH308AE

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S TA F F FAV O R I T E S : L O O K F O R M O R E A T B 2 1 W I N E B L O G . C O M 2009 Domaine Roche Cotes du Rhone Village Cairanne. SALE: 1499 1799 “Returning to his home in the Rhone after apprenticeships in Napa Valley and New Zealand, Romain Roche is a young and talented winemaker situated in a place that he will probably be calling home for a long time. Cairanne, the village, is recognized as a place of distinction and gains mention on the label already; it is speculated that it will become a Cru, a place of greatness, very soon and drop the mention of Cotes du Rhone entirely. A lush style, this Cairanne wine is very complex and fat in the center and a palate coater immediately; tasting after an hour or so the wine shows much more depth and a beguiling earthy element that keeps me wanting to examine it further. That really says something about a wine to keep discovering things on each taste.” FX05TOURAE 91 Points, Rhett Beiletti, Email: rhett@b-21.com, My Direct #: (727) 722-9104

2007 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville, California)..... SALE: 3799 4499 “Originally planted by Silver Oak founders Justin Meyer and Ray Duncan, Groth’s 121-acre Oakville plot was destined for success. As such, Groth’s 1985 Reserve Cab holds the distinction as California’s first 100-point wine. I was instantly smitten by their ‘06 at a tasting early last year. A seamless, fruity Oakville Cab with insane concentration for under $40? Pretty slick. Well, step back and make way for the lauded ’07 vintage. A couple bucks cheaper than its predecessor and even deeper concentration, this wine - 80% Cab and 20% Merlot is lush, elegant, and remarkably smooth. Twenty months on French Oak impart a sweet vanilla character to a Cabernet bred for rare, charbroiled beef. Call the fire marshal and roll out the grill, bitches!” CGROCS07AE 93 Points, Shawn Reynolds, Email: shawn@b-21.com, My Direct #: (727) 722-9108

2006 Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva (Tuscany)................................. 2499 “The Landini family, proprietors of Viticcio strive for the highest quality and routinely achieve it. To their credit they have 3 wines in the top 100 over the last two years, an entire portfolio of 90-point wines and maybe the best olive oil I’ve ever tasted. The 2006 Chianti Classico Riserva is their most traditional offering and thus my favorite. It’s drinking beautifully now and features aromas hinting at flowers, chocolates and sour cherries and a rich creamy palate with an impressively long finish. We’re nearing the end of our stocks of 2006 (top 100 in 2009) but the 2007 is on its way and although less evolved is also a top 100 winner.” ITVICC06BE

92 Points, Steve Rayman, Director of Wine, Email: steve@b-21.com, My Direct #: (727) 722-9103 - 93WS Top 100

2006 Chateau Reignac (Bordeaux Superieur)..................... SALE: 2499 2999 “What a mouthful! Chocolate, sour cherries, and berries wrapped in very soft tannins. This wine dares to challenge the first-growths even though it’s in Saint-Loubes, a village that 1855 forgot. Big mistake. When I was there a few weeks ago, 20-years of revamping with the help of Michel Rolland has made the chateau a showplace and its Left Bank vineyards shine. This is big stuff and an instant charmer. Were it classed as it should be, you’d pay three times the price. If this is only Bordeaux Superieur, put the accent on Su-PER.” FX06REIGAE 91 Points, Chris Sherman, Email: chris@b-21.com, My Blog: b21wineblog.com - 91WA

2009 Evodia (Calatayud, Spain)........................................... SALE: 899 999 “Many of you tried the 2008 Evodia and liked it. Well 2009 is here and even better, and now the critics are aware! Both Parker and Tanzer give their thumbs up to this new little estate in Calatayud. After years of success with his personal project Las Rocas which consistently scored 90+ points, Eric Solomon began working on Evodia. Together with Yolanda Diaz (Managing Director of Las Rocas) and Jean Marc Lafage (Domaine Lafage), these Grenache Gurus have produced another awesome 100% Grenache in the high elevation, pure schist vineyards of Atea. It is a sexy little red with lots of red fruits and blackberries. It is smooth on the palate and easy to drink. Las Rocas fans this is for you!” SCEVOD09AE 91+ Points, Summer Martin, Email: summer@b-21.com, My Direct #: (727) 722-9106 - 91WA

2009 Louro do Bolo Godello (Valdeorras, Spain)............................... 1799

“This delicious wine offers stone fruit and citrus characteristics similar to those of Albarino yet with fewer floral and herbaceous notes and a more creamy texture than its typically acidic cousin. The 2009 Louro is 100% Godello (a white wine varietal native to Northwest Spain). Light gold in color with delicious aromas of lees, white peach, floral honey, juicy pear and a touch of oak spice. On the palate it has a voluptuous body, creamy texture, fresh acidity, superb intensity, excellent balance, and a lengthy finish. I see this outstanding value appealing not only to the obvious Godello connoisseurs but Chardonnay lovers and red wine drinkers trying to find a white wine they enjoy. Godello has never tasted so good.” SVLOUR09AE 92 Points, Shannon Sprentall, Email: shannon@b-21.com, My Direct #: (727) 722-9105 14

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HUNDREDS OF CAN’T MISS BUYS Cristalino Brut Sparkling (SPA) 91W&S.......................................................799 2007 Gallo Family Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (CA)..............................799 2007 Glass Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (CA) 87B21............................799 2009 Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay (WA)..........................................799 Menage a Trois Red, White or Rosé (CA)..................................................799 2009 Sterling Vintners Collection Chardonnay (CA)...................................799 2005 Glass Mountain Merlot .....................................................................799 2008 Antinori Santa Cristina Sangiovese (ITA)..........................................799 2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris (WA) 88ST, 88W&S.........................799 2009 Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio (ITA).........................................................849 2009 Montes Chardonnay Classic Series (CHI) 87ST................................899 2008 Hess Select Chardonnay (CA) 84WS.................................................899 2009 Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc (NZ) 91B21.........................................899 Woop Woop Shiraz, Cab, Chardonnay, or Verdelho (AUS).........................899 2009 Toasted Head Chardonnay (CA)........................................................899 2009 The Show Malbec (ARG)...................................................................899 2010 Brancott Sauvignon Blanc (NZ) 88WS, 88B21....................................899 2008 Este (SPA) 89WA...............................................................................899 2008 Morse Code Shiraz (AUS) 90CS, 88WS..............................................899 2008 Falesco Vitiano Rosso (ITA) 89WA.....................................................899 2009 J. Lohr Chardonnay Riverstone (CA) ................................................899 2007 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon (CA).................................................999 2009 Kenwood Sauvignon Blanc (CA).......................................................999 2009 Kenwood Chardonnay (CA)...............................................................999 2008 Penfolds Thomas Hyland Shiraz (AUS).............................................999 2007 Monte Antico Rosso (ITA)..................................................................999 2009 Rodney Strong Chardonnay Sonoma (CA) 87WE..............................899 2009 Casa Castillo Monastrell (SPA) 90WA................................................999 2009 Boukenhoutskloof The Wolftrap (SAF)..............................................999 2008 McManis Cabernet Sauvignon (CA)..................................................999 2008 Mark West Pinot Noir (CA) 87WA.......................................................999 2005 Campo Viejo Tempranillo Reserva (SPA) 89WS.................................999 2007 Santa Ema Merlot Reserve (CHI) 90WA............................................999 2009 Zenato Pinot Grigio (ITA)...................................................................999 2009 Alois Lageder Riff Pinot Grigio Terra Alpina (ITA) 88B21...................999 2007 Graffigna Centenario Malbec (ARG).................................................999 2007 Sterling Vintner’s Collection Cabernet (CA) ......................................999 2009 Sterling Vintners Collection Pinot Noir (CA)......................................999 2008 Sterling Vintners Collection Merlot (CA)............................................999 2009 Dr. Pauly Bergweiler Noble House Riesling (GER) 90WS..................999 2007 Santa Ema Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (CHI) 88WS.....................999 2007 Celler Espelt Saulo Tinto (SPA) 90ST, 89WA......................................999 2008 Stump Jump Shiraz (AUS) 90WS, TOP 100 of 2009 #82......................999 2009 Crios de Susana Balbo Rosé (ARG) 89ST, 89WA..............................999 2007 Chateau St. Michelle Cabernet (WA) 89WS.................................... 1099 2009 Georges Duboeuf Morgon Flower Label (FRA) 90WS.................... 1099 2009 Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc (CA)................................................... 1099 2006 Pacific Crest Merlot (CA) 89B21..................................................... 1199 2008 Emilio Moro Resalso (SPA) 90WA................................................... 1199 2008 Loosen Bros. Dr. L Riesling (GER) 90WS........................................ 1199 2009 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc (NZ) 89WS.................................... 1199 2008 Earth Zin & Fire Zinfandel (CA) 90B21........................................... 1199 2009 A to Z Wineworks Pinot Gris (OR).................................................. 1199 2009 Burgans Albariño (SPA) 90WA........................................................ 1199 2008 J. Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon Seven Oaks (CA).............................. 1199 2009 Kung Fu Girl Riesling (WA) 90B21.................................................. 1199 Crios Cabernet 90+WA , Torrontes 91WA, Malbec 90WA (ARG)............... 1199 Marietta Old Vine Red #53 (CA) 89B21................................................... 1299

2007 Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon Ivory Label (CA)............................. 1299 2009 Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Private Bin (NZ) 86WS....................... 1299 2008 Festivo Malbec (ARG) 90B21, 87WA............................................... 1299 2007 Montes Cabernet/Carmenere (CHI) 88ST....................................... 1299 2008 Wild Rock Elevation Sauvignon Blanc (NZ).................................... 1299 2008 Clos La Coutale (FRA) 89B21......................................................... 1299 2007 Badiola (ITA) 87WA, 87WS............................................................... 1299 2008 Borsao Tres Picos (SPA) 91WA....................................................... 1399 2008 Wente Chardonnay Riva Ranch (CA) 90B21.................................. 1399 2006 Chateau Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon (CA) 91WE..................... 1399 Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco (ITA) 90B21............................................. 1399 2006 Markham Merlot Napa (CA) 88CG................................................... 1399 2006 Monastero Chianti Classico (ITA) 91WS......................................... 1399 2009 Feudi Lacryma Christi del Ves (ITA) 90B21..................................... 1399 2009 Bodegas Shaya Verdejo Old Vines (SPA) 91WA............................. 1399 2007 Las Rocas Garnacha Viñas Viejas (SPA)....................................... 1499 2009 Duboeuf Morgon Jean Descombes (FRA) 93WS............................ 1499 2009 Amancaya by Bodegas Caro (ARG) 92B21.................................... 1499 2007 Chateau Rigaud Faugeres (FRA) 92WA......................................... 1499 2008 Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon (CA).......................................... 1499 2007 Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon (CA) 89B21............................... 1499 2006 Villa Antinori Toscana Red (ITA) 90WS, 89WA................................. 1599 2007 Mitolo Shiraz Jester (AUS) 91WA.................................................... 1599 2008 Ste. Michelle-Dr. Loosen Eroica Riesling (WA) 94W&S, 93WE......... 1599 Roederer Estate Brut (CA) 92WE, 91WS.................................................. 1599 2009 Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Cellar Selection (NZ) 93WS............... 1699 2007 Vietti Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne (ITA) 90WA...................................... 1599 2006 Aia Vecchia Lagone (ITA) 91WS, 91B21, 89WA................................ 1599 2007 Decero Cabernet 90WS or 2008 Malbec 91WS (ARG) ................... 1699 2007 B.R. Cohn Cabernet Sauvignon Napa (CA) 88WS.......................... 1699 2007 St. Cosme Cotes du Rhone Albion (FRA) 90WS, 90WA.................. 1699 2007 Penfolds Shiraz Bin 128 (AUS) 90ST.............................................. 1799 2009 Caymus Conundrum (CA).............................................................. 1799 2007 Col D`Orcia Rosso (ITA) 89WA, 89ST.............................................. 1799 2008 Cambria Pinot Noir Julia’s (CA) ..................................................... 1799 2006 Penfolds Shiraz Bin 28 (AUS) 91ST, 90WA, 89WS............................ 1799 2008 Ferrari-Carano Siena (CA) 90B21................................................... 1799 2009 Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio (ITA) 89B21..................................... 1899 Domaine Carneros Brut (CA).................................................................. 1999 2008 MacRostie Chardonnay (CA) 92WS................................................ 1999 2006 Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Tan (ITA) 90WS........................... 1999 2006 Fonterutoli Chianti Classico (ITA) 90WS, 90WE, 89WA..................... 1999 2008 Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red (WA) 90WS TOP 100.................... 1999 2008 Chalone Chardonnay Estate (CA) 92WS........................................ 1999 2009 Vietti Arneis (ITA) 91B21................................................................. 1999 2010 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc (NZ)................................................. 1999 2007 Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel (CA) 92WA.................................... 2199 2006 Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva (ITA) 93WS, TOP 100 2009............ 2499 2008 Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc (CA) 89B21....................................... 2499 Perrier Jouet Grand Brut (FRA) 92WE..................................................... 2999 Moet & Chandon Imperial (FRA) 88WS................................................... 2999 Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut (FRA) 90WS................................................. 2999 2007 Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs (CA) 94CG...................................... 2999 2009 Orin Swift The Prisoner (CA).......................................................... 2999 2007 Napanook by Dominus Red (CA) 92WA.......................................... 3499 2007 Antica Cabernet Sauvignon (CA) 94WA, 94WE............................... 3999 Bollinger Brut Champagne Special Cuvee (FRA) 94WS.......................... 4499 2007 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon (CA) 92WS....................................... 6999

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2009 Scores

Price

d’Aiguilhe (Cotes de Castillon)

Wine

90-93WS

Angelus (Saint-Emilion)

96-100WA

2599 29999 4299 3199 799 1299 1099 1799 3999 8399 2299 13999 6499 1399 1099 1699 1999 3599 6499 3899 6999 14999 10699 21799 8799 5999 2999 1199 1999 8999 4999 10999 22399 3999 6599 5199 10799 4299 19399 29999 999 1599 1499 2299 4899 5999 1299 1999 4299 4999 2699 1299 2299 4699 2499

d’Armailhac (Pauillac)

91-94WS

L’Aura De Cambon (Margaux)

91-94WS

Arnauton (Fronsac) 375ml

90-92WA

Arnauton (Fronsac)

90-92WA

Arnauton Grand Sol (Fronsac) 375ml

90-92WA

Arnauton Grand Sol (Fronsac)

90-92WA

Batailley (Pauillac)

92-95WS

Batailley (Pauillac) 1.5L

92-95WS

Bellisle Mondotte (Saint-Emilion)

91-94WS

Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse (St Emilion)

96-98+WA

Beychevelle (St Julien)

92-94+WA

Bolaire (Bordeaux Superieur)

90-93WS

Bouscat ‘la Gargone’ (Bordeaux Superieur) 375ml

90-93WS

Bouscat ‘la Gargone’ (Bordeaux Superieur)

90-93WS

Bouscat ‘Portes l’Am (Bordeaux Superieur) 375ml

92-95WS

Bouscat ‘Portes l’Am (Bordeaux Superieur)

92-95WS

Branaire-Ducru (St Julien)

92-95WA

Brane Cantenac (Margaux) 375ml

93-95WA

Brane Cantenac (Margaux)

93-95WA

Brane Cantenac (Margaux) 1.5L

93-95WA

Branon (Pessac-Leognan)

96-98+WA

Branon (Pessac-Leognan) 1.5L

96-98+WA

Canon-La Gaffeliere (Saint-Emilion)

94-97WS

Les Carmes Haut Brion (Pessac-Leognan)

93-96WS

Chambrun (Lalande de Pomerol)

90-93WS

Charmail (Haut-Medoc) 375ml

91-94WS

Charmail (Haut-Medoc)

91-94WS

Chevalier Blanc (Pessac-Leognan)

97WS

Clerc Milon (Pauillac)

93-96WS

Clos Fourtet (Saint-Emilion)

95-98WA

Clos Fourtet (Saint-Emilion) 1.5L

95-98WA

Clos La Madeleine (Saint-Emilion)

92-95WA

Clos St. Martin (St Emilion)

92-94+WA

Clos du Marquis (St Julien)

91-93WA

Clos du Marquis (St Julien) 1.5L

91-93WA

La Clotte (Saint-Emilion)

92-94WA

La Conseillante (Pomerol)

95-98WS

Cos d’Estournel (Saint-Estephe)

98-100WA

Cote Montpezat Compostelle (Cotes Castillon) 375ml

91-94WS

Cote Montpezat Compostelle (Cotes Castillon)

91-94WS

Le Crocke (Saint-Estephe) 375ml

91-94WS

Le Crocke (Saint-Estephe)

91-94WS

Le Crocke (Saint-Estephe) 1.5L

91-94WS

Croix de Labrie (Saint-Emilion)

92-95WA

La Croix Figeac (Saint-Emilion) 375ml

91RAS

La Croix Figeac (Saint-Emilion)

91RAS

La Croix Figeac (Saint-Emilion) 1.5L

91RAS

La Croix St Georges (Pomerol)

90-93WS

Les Cruzelles (Lalande de Pomerol)

90-93WS

Dalem (Fronsac) 375ml

89-91WA

Dalem (Fronsac)

89-91WA

Dalem (Fronsac) 1.5L

89-91WA

La Dame de Montrose (Saint-Estephe) 375ml

91-93WA

BORDEAUX FUTURES Scores

Price

La Dame de Montrose (Saint-Estephe)

Wine

91-93WA

La Dame de Montrose (Saint-Estephe) 1.5L

91-93WA

La Dominique (Saint-Emilion)

93-96WS

Ducru-Beaucaillou (Saint-Julien)

96-99WS

Durfort-Vivens (Margaux)

89-92WS

Domeyne (Saint-Estephe)

91-94WS

L’Evangile (Pomerol)

96-100WA

Faizeau VV (Montagne St Emilion) 375ml

90-92WA

Faizeau VV (Montagne St Emilion)

90-92WA

3999 9699 4299 25299 3699 2499 29999 1099 1799 3399 6299 3599 7499 3299 3599 2999 2699 3599 7799 9999 1099 1899 4099 5699 3799 2799 13399 2899 6999 1299 2099 3699 11499 3099 6499 2199 3899 8099 4999 3199 4699 1099 1999 3999 5599 1299 1999 4499 8799 17499 9499 19299 29999 9999 17999

Faugeres (Saint-Emilion)

92-95WS

Feytit-Clinet (Pomerol)

93-95WA

Fieuzal Rouge (Pessac-Leognan)

93-96WS

Fieuzal Rouge (Pessac-Leognan) 1.5L

93-96WS

La Fleur de Bouard (Lalande de Pomerol) Fleur Cardinale (Saint-Emilion)

92-95WS 92-95WS

Fombrauge (Saint-Emilion)

91-93WA

Fontenil (Fronsac)

91-94WS

Franc Mayne (Saint-Emilion)

90-93WA

La Gaffeliere (Saint-Emilion)

94-96WA

Le Gay (Pomerol)

93-96WA

Gigault Cuvee Viva (Prem. Cotes Blaye) 375ml 90-93WS Gigault Cuvee Viva (Prem. Cotes Blaye)

90-93WS

Gigault Cuvee Viva (Prem. Cotes Blaye) 1.5L

90-93WS

Giscours (Margaux)

92-95WS

Gloria (Saint-Julien)

91-93WA

Godeau (Saint-Emilion)

93-96WS

Gracia (Saint-Emilion)

96-98WA

Grand Corbin Despagne (St Emilion)

90-93WA

Grand Puy Lacoste (Pauillac)

94-97WS

Les Grands Chenes (Medoc) 375ml

90-92WA

Les Grands Chenes (Medoc)

90-92WA

Grand Pontet (Saint-Emilion)

91-93WA

Haut Bailly (Pessac-Leognan)

96-98+WA

Haut Bergey (Pessac-Leognan)

92-94WA

Haut Bergey Rouge (Pessac Leognan) 1.5L

92-94WA

Haut-Bages Liberal (Pauillac) 375ml

91-94WS

Haut-Bages Liberal (Pauillac)

91-94WS

Haut-Bages Liberal (Pauillac) 1.5L

91-94WS

Kirwan (Margaux)

92-95WS

de L’A (Cotes de Castillon)

90-93WS

Lafon Rochet (Saint-Estephe)

91-94ST

Lanessan (Haut-Medoc) 375ml

90-92WA

Lanessan (Haut-Medoc)

90-92WA

Lanessan (Haut-Medoc) 1.5L

90-92WA

Larcis Ducasse (Saint-Emilion)

92-95WS

La Rousselle (Fronsac) 375ml

91-94WS

La Rousselle (Fronsac)

91-94WS

La Rousselle (Fronsac) 1.5L

91-94WS

Lascombes (Margaux)

94-96+WA

Lascombes (Margaux) 1.5L

94-96+WA

Leoville Barton (Saint-Julien)

93-95+WA

Leoville Barton (Saint-Julien) 1.5L

93-95+WA

Leoville Las Cases (Saint-Julien)

97-100WS

Le Gay (Pomerol) Leoville Poyferre (Saint-Julien)

93-96WS 97-100WA

Scores

Price

Lilian Ladouys (Saint-Estephe)

Wine

92-95WS

Lucia (Saint-Emilion)

94-97WS

Lyonnat (Lussac-St-Emilion) 375ml

92-95WS

Lyonnat (Lussac-St-Emilion)

92-95WS

1999 4199 1299 2199 2999 7199 9999 5499 1699 2999 34699 19999 5999 5599 1749 29999 12999 899 1599 29999 16699 18599 9999 3699 17999 14999 2899 8799 1299 2499 999 1799 3799 7199 1749 899 1499 3399 7999 9499 3999 8499 5599 11499 1499 2799 5899 1899 1799 3299 2999 13999 28399 2399 1699 24999

Clos Les Lunelles (Cotes de Castillon)

92-94WA

Marojallia (Margaux)

92-95WS

Malescot St. Exupery (Margaux)

97-100WS

Malartic-Lagraviere (Pessac-Leognan)

93-95+WA

Mauvais Garçon “Bad Boy” (Bordeaux)

90-93WS

Meyney (Saint-Estephe)

92-95WS

La Mondotte (Saint-Emilion)

95-98+WA

Montrose (Saint-Estephe)

97-100WS

Nenin (Pomerol)

93-96WS

Pagodes de Cos d’Estournel (Saint-Estephe)

91-94WA

Paloumey (Haut-Medoc)

90-93WS

Palmer (Margaux)

95-98WS

Pape Clément (Pessac-Leognan)

95-97+WA

Patache D’Aux (Medoc) 375ml

89-92WS

Patache D’Aux (Medoc)

89-92WS

Pavie (Saint-Emilion)

96-100WA

Pavie Decesse (Saint-Emilion)

95-98WS

Pavillon Blanc du Ch. Margaux (Bordeaux)

95-98WS

Peby Faugeres (Saint-Emilion)

96-99WS

Phelan-Segur (Saint-Estephe)

90-93WS

Pichon Longueville Comtesse Lalande (Pauillac)

96-98WA

Pontet-Canet (Pauillac)

97-100WA

Poujeaux (Moulis-en-Medoc)

93-96WS

Rauzan Segla (Margaux)

93-96WS

Reignac (Bordeaux Superieur) 375ml

88-91WS

Reignac (Bordeaux Superieur)

88-91WS

Roc (Cotes de Castillon) 375ml

91-94WS

Roc (Cotes de Castillon)

91-94WS

Rol Valentin (Saint-Emilion)

94-97WS

Romulus (Pomerol)

92-95WS

Saintayme (Saint-Emilion)

90-93WS

Saint-Paul (Haut-Medoc) 375ml

90-92WA

Saint-Paul (Haut-Medoc)

90-92WA

Saint-Paul (Haut-Medoc) 1.5L

90-92WA

Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc (Pessac-Leognan)

93-96WS

Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge (Pessac-Leognan)

96-98+WA

Sociando Mallet (Haut-Medoc)

94RAS

Sociando-Mallet (Haut-Medoc) 1.5L

90-92+WA

Talbot (Saint-Julien)

92-95WS

Talbot (Saint-Julien) 1.5L

92-95WS

Tertre Daugay (Saint-Emilion) 375ml

92-95WS

Tertre Daugay (Saint-Emilion)

92-95WS

Tertre Daugay (Saint-Emilion) 1.5L

92-95WS

Le Thil Comte Clary Blanc (Pessac-Leognan)

90-93WA

Tour Maillet (Pomerol) 375ml

93-96WS

Tour Maillet (Pomerol)

93-96WS

Tour des Termes (Saint-Estephe)

92-95WS

Troplong Mondot (St Emilion)

94-97WA

Troplong Mondot (St Emilion) 1.5L

94-97WA

Vrai Canon Bouche (Fronsac) Villars (Fronsac) Vieux Chateau Certan (Pomerol)

91-93WA 90-92+WA 97-100WS

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B-21 Wine Company • www.B-21.com • CS@B-21.com • Monday-Saturday 9am-9pm • Sunday 11am-9pm

DINNER WITH RIBERA DEL DUERO’S BEST!

Currents Restaurant in Tarpon Springs Saturday, March 5th Reception: 5:30pm Dinner 6:00pm

Maria Karkazi of Bodegas Resalte

$79 per person (Inclusive)

Make your reservations at B-21.com today!

(WINE SPECTATOR Top 100 #24)

We’re especially proud of finding Resalte. The new-generation owners spent years in the vineyards supplying pipe and trellis before becoming vintners in 2000. They know how to do it right, carefully organic with all the modern techniques, but stick to old Spanish values: long aging, longer finish. The 2005 is all Tempranillo, plus chocolate and licorice; very sleek texture.

Jose Manuel O. Fournier of Bodegas O. Fournier

José Manuel Ortega Fournier makes incredible wines in both Ribera del Duero, Spain and Mendoza, Argentina. All are 90+ points made with the best grapes in the region. From O. Fournier’s value label, Urban, to Alpha Spiga, José makes some of the best Tempranillos and Malbecs in Spain and South America. Sponsored by:

O. Fournier Vineyards in Ribera del Duero, Spain

Complimentary Tastings Saturdays, 1pm-5pm Join us for a focused wine tasting, compliments of B-21! MAR 5: Meet the winemakers and taste wines from Ribera del Duero, Spain including Bodega Resalte (Top 100), Atauta (Top 100), O. Fournier, Emilio Moro, Vega Sicilia Alion, Hacienda Monasterio and more! MAR 12: Brunello di Montalcino including ‘06 Castello di Romitorio Brunello, ‘06 Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello and more. MAR 19: Blind tasting of all vintages of Chateau Reignac! MAR 26: 2009 German Rieslings from Joh. Jos. Prum, Saarstein & Johannishof APR 2: Cotes de Beaune vs. Cotes de Nuits Rapet Pere & Fils and Dominique Gallois (Burgundy Selections from Jeanne Marie de Champs)

B-21 FLA EXPRESS: FREE WINE DELIVERY Local Delivery

PINELLAS: Mon, Thurs, & 3/8, 3/22, 3/31 PASCO: Mondays & 3/8, 3/9, 3/22, 3/23 TAMPA: Mondays and Wednesdays ORLANDO: Tuesday (3/1, 3/15, 3/29 only) SARASOTA & BRADENTON: Thursdays HERNANDO, CITRUS AND WEST PASCO: -Wednesday (3/9, 3/23 only) EAST HILLSBOROUGH & POLK: -Wednesday (3/2, 3/16, 3/30 only) $195 minimum order required

SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2011 GRAND BORDEAUX & CABERNET TASTING & SALE @ B-21

Extended Monthly Delivery

JACKSONVILLE/N. FLORIDA: Friday, 3/4 MIAMI/DADE & BROWARD: Friday, 3/11 COLLIER, LEE & CHARLOTTE: Friday, 3/18 PALM BEACH, MARTIN, ST. LUCIE & INDIAN RIVER: Friday, 3/25 $500 minimum order required


March 2011