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STAFF SELECTIONS Kevin McKinnon: Barmes-Buecher Crémant d'Alsace Brut Zero Dosage - $29.90

Dominique Fricot: 2006 Mas de Boislauzon Côtes du Rhône, France - $23.90 “Mas de Boislauzon is one of the great treasures from the Rhône

“Sparkling in the summertime, you say? Why not when you can have such a tasty treat as the Barmes-Buecher Crémant d'Alsace Brut Zero Dosage in your glass. What a great non-dosed sparkler, and at this price a great alternative to mass-produced bubble from other regions. Pale yellow with tiny bubbles, it exudes a wonderful nose of toasted hazelnuts and honey, with a tinge of citrus and hint of brioche (yes, it is complex). Its creamy texture dances on the tongue, with a bright finish and drop of residual sugar that confirms the honey on the nose. While sitting on your deck in the sunshine, sip this with seafood appetizers.”

valley, producing wines that are traditional in style, classically made and pure. A blend of Grenache, Carignan and Syrah, this Côtes-duRhône is plump with a sweet nose of cherries, dark fruit and spice. Tremendously good value!”

Barclay Webster: 2007 Ojai Vineyards “McGinley Vineyard” Sauvignon Blanc, California - $39.90 “Widely considered to be the finest Sauvignon Blanc produced in the United States, the Ojai Vineyards is a long time favourite of mine. A wine of profound intensity, this Sauvignon Blanc has distinct aromas of gooseberry, lime and a nice herbal edge to it. A fuller bodied style of Sauv. Blanc, The Ojai style is reminiscent of a great Sancerre, only with a distinct California flare to it. Although easy to enjoy on its own, this wine makes a delicious pairing with any creamy pasta dish.”

Jon Ellison: 2006 Domaine Servin Chablis “Montée de Tonnerre” 1er Cru -$39.90 “Fermented and aged in 100% stainless steel, this wine is an attractive yellow in colour that sparkles with hints of gold around the edges. An open and powerful nose of ripe, yellow fruits is evident. On the palate, citrus fruits and ripe peach mingle with the refreshing acidity. This wine displays a remarkable balance between power and elegance. Enjoy with all sorts of seafood or enjoy it on its own as an aperitif.”

Andrew Melville: 2006 Evesham Wood ‘Le Puits Sec’ Pinot Noir, Oregon - $49.90 “This is my kind of Pinot Noir! Intense, yet delicate. This wine has beautiful and generous aromatics of dark cherries, coffee and sous-bois with slight hints of anise. Medium bodied, this Pinot is nice and ripe with a great plump and plush mouth feel revealing flavours of strawberry jam, rhubarb and a slight earthiness. This is the perfect wine to sip on in the company of good friends, or it would go perfectly with salmon.”

Chrystala Georgiou: 2007 Canet-Vallette ‘Antonyme’, Saint-Chinian, France - $24.90 “From one my favourite producers, this is a soft, easy drinking bistro wine. It exudes classic Southern French flavours, with lots of spice, garrigue, bright cherry and anise notes to it. This is a great summer sipping red wine, and a great red wine pairing for lighter meats, such as a pork loin.”

David Lancelot: 2007 Vizconde de Barrantes Albariño, Bierzo, Spain - $25.90 “This crisp, unoaked, medium-bodied white is a fantastic rendition of the fashionable Spanish grape. It has an intense-yet-light-on-its-feet quality and extended finish that mark the best kabinett-style Rieslings. Its fresh citrus, mineral, herby flavours and slightly briny bite are a perfect compliment for all sorts of seafood.”

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THE WINES OF OREGON Cristom Vineyards, Willamette Valley, Oregon Utilizing Old World winemaking techniques - whole clusters, native yeast fermentation, gentle and minimal handling - Cristom handcrafts wines that are smooth, elegant and subtle. These characteristics have earned Cristom distinction among wine enthusiasts and industry leaders alike, including being named 'Best New World Red' by Decanter magazine. Their 65-acre estate in the Eola Hills of Oregon's Willamette Valley offers a long growing season, mild climate, warm winds and ancient volcanic soils that make it ideally suited to grow Pinot Noir and other traditional French varietals. The vines are closely spaced - 2300 per acre - and pruned back to about 50% of their fruit-bearing capacity. This high-density planting and low yield intensifies the flavor of the grapes. Dry farming further enhances the quality of their fruit. The wines are made by Steve Dorner, who is extremely well respected, and thought of as one of the finest Pinot Noir wine makers in North America. 2006 was a brilliant vintage in the Willamette, and the wines are full flavoured and intense, yet drinkable in their youth. But, like any vintage of Cristom, these are wines that are certain to grow and evolve for a very long time. Wines available from Cristom Vineyards: 2006 Sommers Reserve - $55.90 "The 2006 Pinot Noir Sommers Reserve is a barrel selection. Medium ruby-colored, it exhibits a spicy, toasty, red fruit perfume. This leads to a rich, dense, red fruit-dominated wine with a silky palate feel and a persistent, fruit-filled finish. Drink it over the next five years. 91 Points." The Wine Advocate #179 2006 Marjorie Vineyard - $64.90 or $134.80 for 1.5L "The 2006 Pinot Noir Marjorie Vineyard is sourced from a vineyard that predates the current ownership. Planted in the early ‘80s, it has low density spacing and has been attacked by phylloxera but the winery believes the old-vine character is worth preserving. It offers up complex spice notes, red and black fruits, and a concentrated sweetness on the palate. It has good structure but is slightly compressed in the finish. Two years in the bottle should round it out and it should continue to drink well through 2018. 91+ Points" The Wine Advocate #179 2006 Eileen Vineyard - $64.90 "The 2006 Pinot Noir Eileen Vineyard is medium/dark ruby with aromas of pain grille, damp earth, black cherry, and black raspberry. It is richer and denser than the preceding wines with enough structure to evolve for 3-4 years. This savory effort will be at its best from 2011 -2020. 92 Points" The Wine Advocate #179

2006 Louise Vineyard - $64.90 "The 2006 Pinot Noir Louise Vineyard is medium ruby-colored with a superb bouquet of pain grille, mineral, cranberry, cherry, and rose petals. Layered and plush on the palate, it has loads of savory fruit, complex flavors, and a silky-smooth finish that lasts for 45-seconds. Give it 3-4 years in the cellar and drink it from 2012 to 2020. 92 Points" The Wine Advocate #179 2006 Jessie Vineyard - $64.90 "The 2006 Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard is crimson-colored with an alluring nose of wood smoke, mineral, plum, and black cherry. This leads to a dense, structured wine with plump succulent fruit, a smooth-texture, and a lengthy finish. Drink it from 2010 to 2018. 92+ Points" The Wine Advocate #179 2005 Cristom Estate Syrah - $43.90 The San Francisco Chronicle reports: "Quintessential proof of the Syrah invasion. In this new release from a cooler vintage, Steve Doerner added just a touch of white Viognier, as is typical in Cote Rotie. He also included about 10 percent of whole grape clusters, as he does with Pinot, which helps give the wine more structure and depth. It perfectly expresses bright Syrah notes of finely milled black pepper, slightly sweet smoked meat and a touch of cocoa, plus lots of smoky berry. A bit of decanting brings out richer, ripe red fruit, though it retains the radiant flavors that make Cristom Pinots so delicious. And no fear of weakness here; it hit 14.2 percent alcohol." 2005 Jessie Vineyard - $59.90 “The 2005 Pinot Noir “Jessie Vineyard” is similarly styled. The fruit leans more to the dark side of the spectrum and there is a splendid aromatic array of pain grille, allspice, leather, black cherry, and blackberry. The tannin and acidity of the vintage are well concealed by a deep and rich core of dark fruits. This lengthy wine will provide pleasure through 2030. 92 points.” The Wine Advocate #173 2005 Louise Vineyard - $59.90 “A medium pitched nose of briar, pinot and raspberry fruit with violet hints dissolves into rich, delicious and very round flavors that offer solid concentration and finish with really lovely depth. This is not particularly structured but I really like the breadth of flavor and the impact as there is a certain robustness here that does not prevent the overall impression from offering a certain elegance. In a word, impressive. 91 points" Allen Meadow’ The Burghound issue #28

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SHAKE HANDS WITH CHABLIS The wines of Chablis are one of the wine worlds greatest treasures. At its best (which these wines are) Chablis has a magical allure, when young the wines are nervey, steely, and energetic with lots of minerality, but when aged the wines evolve into what can only be described as liquid gold. The complexity that these wines develop is almost unbelievable, and proves the old adage that patience is truly a virture and that good, if not great, things come to those who wait. The following list of Chablis' were discovered by Jon Ellison on his trip through the area earlier in the year. Jon has done a great job sourcing out and discovering some fantastic wines that showcase the high quality that this region is famous for. Wines available from Chablis: Domaine Bessin The estate is located in La Chapelle Vaupelteigne, north of Chablis. The family has been producing wine since the 19th century. Jean-Claude Bessin and his wife Evelyne started in 1989. They reworked the vineyard and performed other renovations to the estate to improve the quality of the wines and develop greater finesse and complexity. 1992 was their first vintage. Jean-Claude Bessin has focused on making wines that best reflect the character of the splendid Chablis terroir. 2006 Domaine Bessin Vieilles Vignes Chablis - $34.90 “A highly perfumed nose that is extremely fresh and only mildly exotic leads to rich, round and generous flavors that possess good minerality and detail plus ample finishing intensity as well as a distinct touch of oyster shell on the sappy finish. This is an excellent villages and worth a look. 89 points” - Allen Meadows’ The Burghound

Domaine Servin 2006 Domaine Servin Chablis “Montée de Tonnere” 1er cru $39.90 "From middle-aged as well as a few rows of 60-year-old mass selection vines, the Servin 2006 Chablis Montee de Tonerre offers musky and high-toned herbal scents that border on Sauvignon- or Traminer-like peppermint, along with oranges and pineapple that then contribute generously to the palate. Toasted nuts, chalk, citrus zest, and fruit pits lend a smoky, faintly bitter undertone to the finish in this impressively-concentrated premier cru that should last well for 4-6 years. 90 Points” David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate #179 2004 Domaine Servin Chablis "Blanchot" Grand Cru - $69.90 “"(this is Servin's only grand cru made entirely in stainless steel) Pale yellow-green. Musky nose combines stone fruits, flint, spices and pepper; herbaceous hints in conjunction with exotic fruit notes suggest a rather wide range of ripeness. Fat and concentrated, with strong grapefruity acidity. A bit youthfully disjointed, even tart on the end. There's something rustic about this rather dense grand cru. 8790 points” Steven Tanzer, International Wine Cellars Jul/Aug 05 2006 Domaine Servin Chablis “Les Clos” Grand Cru - $79.90 “(done entirely in used barriques) Full yellow. Smile-inducing nose offers lemon, lime, ginger, minerals and white pepper. Dense and strong yet elegant; conveys terrific concentration but does not come across as heavy or particularly powerful. Has the fruit to handle its sexy note of smoky oak. Finishes broad, classically dry and stony, with excellent length. I'd give this three to five years of aging. 92 points" Stephen Tanzer, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Jul/Aug 08 Also available from Chablis:

2006 Domaine Bessin Chablis 1er Cru "Fourchaume" - $46.90 "An ever-so-slightly exotic nose of acacia, orchard fruit and sea breeze leads to rich, pure and generous medium-bodied flavors that offer lovely texture on the sappy, crisp and driving finish where a note of minerality surfaces. Drink 2011+ 91 points" Allen Meadows’ The Burghound 2006 Domaine Bessin Chablis Grand Cru "Valmur" - $69.90 “"The wood is still fairly prominent without taking over center stage though there is elegant fruit lurking beneath the toast though the textured and precise flavors possess lovely balance and the classic Valmur oyster shell character. This is an elegant and pure effort and the wood should be absorbed in time and I very much like the bone dry finish. Drink 2011+ 91 points" Allen Meadows’ The Burghound

2005 Domaine des Malandes Chablis "Vaudésir" Grand Cru - $69.90 2006 Domaine des Malandes Chablis "Côte de Léchet" - $37.90 2006 Domaine des Malandes Chablis "Vau de Vey" - $35.90 2007 Vocoret Chablis - $27.90 2007 Vocoret Chablis "Montmains" - $34.90 2007 Vocoret Chablis "Mont de Milieu" - $37.90 2007 Vocoret Chablis "Valumur" Grand Cru - $64.90 2007 Vocoret Chablis "Vaudesir" Grand Cru - $64.90 2007 Vocoret Chablis "Les Clos" Grand Cru - $64.90

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Le Clos du Caillou, Côtes-du-Rhône, France

Vieux Télégraphe, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France

From robust Côtes-du-Rhône to memorable Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Clos du Caillou wines arguably represent some of the finest values in all of France. Proprietor Sylvie Vacheron and winemaker Bruno Gaspard are keeping the great work of the late Jean-Denis Vacheron alive with wines that are heady, robust and mouth-wateringly lush. Caillou tends wonderful old Grenache vines, some of which are 70 to 100 years old. With older Syrah and Mourvèdre added to the mix, it’s no wonder that Caillou wines are across the board impressive for their power, extract and deep minerality. The estate’s Châteauneuf terroir borders the impressive domaines of Château Rayas and Beaucastel. Yet many of the Vacheron-Pouizin family's old vines are classified, by a quirk of 1923 politics, Côtes-du-Rhône and Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages. It is why their Côtes-du-Rhône barrel selections show surprisingly like its kin in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. In 1996 Jean-Denis Vacheron took full control of the viticulture and élévage at this estate. Under his stewardship, the wines of Caillou steadily gained stature, and today are benchmarks for the appellation. He understood that temperaturecontrolled fermentation and a cool, clean cellar are necessary to craft wines with refinement and true complexity. These are always impressive wines that consistently over deliver for the price.

Marquis Wine Cellars owner, John Clerides, has been an aficionado of the Vieux Télégraphe wines for many years, but his visit in 2005 was his first to the winery. Created in 1898, Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe has remained a family business from generation to generation. Today Daniel and Frédéric Brunier, the great-grandsons of founder Hyppolyte, run this fantastic domaine. Vieux Télégraphe is comprised of 70 hectares of vineyard located on a famous Cru of Châteauneuf-du-Pape called “La Crau” which is in the east of the appellation. This highly regarded “lieux-dit” is the highest plateau of the gallets-covered Crus. The Brunier brothers combine new and old wine making techniques and, while the style of wine produced has evolved and deepened over the years, they have not lost their traditional style. All the wines are fermented in concrete vats and only “foudres” are used to age the wine, something that is essential for Grenache to fully shine according to Daniel and Frédéric. It is in Châteauneuf-du-Pape that Grenache reaches its finest, a combination of lusciousness, power and elegance, all qualities present at Vieux Télégraphe. Whether you decide to drink these wines now or to cellar them for 15 to 20 years, you will not be disappointed. The wines of Vieux Télégraphe are truly astonishing, and represent some of the finest examples of this esteemed appellation.

2007 Côtes-du-Rhône - $24.90 “A blend of 90% Grenache, 5% Syrah, 3% Mourvèdre and 2% Counoise. From 50 to 60 year old vines and aged for one year in cement tanks and “foudres”. The wine possesses a brilliant purple and has aromas of strawberries and raspberries. On the palate a firm mouthfeel gives way to notes of prunes, cherries, cacao beans and coffee grinds.” - Clos du Caillou 2006 Côtes-du-Rhône “Bouquet des Garrigues” - $29.90 “The 2006 Bouquet des Garrigues is a dark ruby-colored wine that tastes like the essence of Provence. Spicy, peppery, with notes of lavender, roasted herbs, and plenty of sweet kirsch liqueur notes and some even blacker fruits, charming and up-front. I would drink the 2006 Bouquet des Garrigues over the next 2-3 years. 89 points” -Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #178 2004 Châteauneuf-du-Pape ‘Les Quartz’ - $84.90 "The 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% old-vine Syrah. It shows much more minerality and a cool-climate character, and one could also imagine a grand cru Burgundy when smelling the hints of sweet, dark berries, black cherry liqueur, crushed rocks, and some floral notes. The wine has full body, beautiful richness, but it is restrained and everything seems to build in a measured, incremental manner. The tannins are moderate, the acidity present, but everything is in perfect harmony. This is a beauty, not a heavyweight. Drink it over the next 10-12 years. 92 Points” - Robert Parker Wine Advocate # 169 Feb 2007

2007 Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, $64.90 “The 2007 Vieux Telegraphe Blanc, which represents 7% of this estate’s Chateauneuf du Pape production, is an unusual blend of 40% Clairette, 30% Grenache Blanc, and the rest equal parts Roussanne and Bourboulenc. One of the most consistent and finest of the white Chateauneuf du Papes, it offers up a floral character (reminiscent of Viognier) along with white currants, and hints of rose water and honey. It possesses medium to full body, crisp, zesty acidity, superb purity, and an elegant mouthfeel. Enjoy it over the next several years. 90 points” - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #179 2006 Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, $74.90 “The 2006 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape, which is aged only in foudre and bottled with minimal clarification, is a more masculine, muscular effort than most 2006s. Its dark ruby/purple color is followed by notions of the sushi seaweed wrapper, nori, interwoven with incense, lavender, pepper, and copious quantities of black cherry and raspberry fruit. Medium to full-bodied, with moderate tannin, and good structure as well as depth, it will benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age, and should keep for 15 or more years. 90-93 points” - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #173

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CHAMPAGNE Paul Bara, Champagne, France “This is a superb set of releases from Bara, arguably the most renowned grower in the village of Bouzy, where Pinot Noir reigns supreme.” Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate Paul Bara N/V Brut Reserve - $59.90 or $34.90 for 375ml “The NV Brut Reserve Grand Cru is a gorgeous wine with an attractive weight in its fruit that captures both the aromatic and textural qualities of Pinot Noir. The wine shows lovely balance along with a long, refreshing finish. This is Lot 134158, disgorged February 28, 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2011. 89 points." Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate #180 Paul Bara N/V Brut Rosé - $62.90 or $34.90 for 375ml “The NV Brut Grand Rose is an absolutely delicious wine, particularly at the NV level. This is a serious rose, which is immediately evident in the wine’s dark hue and dense, full-bodied personality. Their wine possesses layers of candied Pinot fruit, all woven together in a rich, sensual style. This sweeping, large-scaled rose will offer its finest drinking at the dinner table. This is Lot 235066, disgorged November 6, 2007. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2011. 90 points" Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate #180

Jóse Dhondt, Champagne, France N/V Jose Dhondt Blanc de Blancs Brut - $57.90 "Pale yellow with a vigorous mousse. Fresh pear and orange on the nose, complicate by suave floral and mineral nuances; very chardonnay! Deeper honey and baked apple flavors are firmed by lively citrus zest and dusty minerals, which provide good back-end cut. Mineral tones gain volume on the nervy, impressively long finish. The chalky soils of the Cote des Blancs really shine here. 91 points " Josh Raynolds Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov 08 N/V Jóse Dhondt Rosé de Saignée Brut - $73.90 "Bright pink with a strong mousse. Powerful raspberry and cherry preserve aromas are brightened by stony mineral and tangerine qualities. Weighty red berry flavors stain the palate and are braced by a faintly bitter note of cherry pit. The smooth finish boasts very good clarity and thrust. This is rich enough to handle full-flavored foods. 91 points " Josh Raynolds Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov 08 N/V Jóse Dhondt Blanc de Blancs Mes Vieilles Vignes Brut - $73.90 "Pale gold. Pungent, deeply spicy apricot, pear and tangerine aromas, with a strong floral tone. Round and fleshy, with ripe apricot and quince paste flavors, smooth texture and good weight. Finishes with very good length and a lingering note of sweet pear. 90 points" Josh Raynolds Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov 08

SAVVY BUY Domaine Boisson, Côtes du Rhône, France This estate has been in the Boisson family since the mid-nineteenth century but it was not until 1957 that the vineyards were planted. Today the estate has 34 ha under cultivation mostly dominated by Grenache. Over the past decade, Régis Boisson and his son Bruno, have focused on modernizing their cultivation methods in order to produce premium quality grapes and by extension premium quality wines. Mourvèdre, Syrah and Cinsault are also used in the reds to bring balance to the strength of the Grenache. 2006 Domaine Boisson Côtes du Rhône - $21.90 “Under the Domaine Boisson label, the 2007 Cotes du Rhone is finished with a screw cap, a rarity in France. This blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and the rest Carignan, Cinsault, and Mourvedre is a delicious, sexy, Provencal fruit bomb displaying loads of kirsch liqueur, lavender, and other Provencal characteristics. Medium to full -bodied, lush, and fruity, this hedonistic Cotes du Rhone can be enjoyed over the next 2-3 years. 89 Points.” - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate # 181

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Dominio Dostares, Castilla y León.

Bodega Abel Mendoza, Rioja

The Dominio Dostares is an exciting new venture from the owners of Dominio des Tares, and with this new project they plan the same philosophy as Dominio de Tares, focussing on native varietals and the retrieval of old vineyards together with their own vinification methods with the unmistakable character of their previous wines. As far as geology and climate are concerned, this area is very different from Bierzo. Unlike Bierzo with a rather high rainfall, in Pajares de los Oteros there is less than half the level of rainfall. The climate is also more extreme with minimum temperatures at night slightly lower and maximum temperatures during the day typical of the continental climate. For this new project they managed to acquire 115 hectares (287 acres) of old vineyards with Prieto Picudo as the predominant red varietal, a grape with great potential, but now with scarce acreage left to be found. The vines of Prieto Picudo look like creeping plants with the traditional “rastra” pruning and the vineyards are around 100 years old. The main characteristics of the Prieto Picudo varietal are its low yield with an excellent ratio between the skin and the pulp as well as an important polyphenolic content. This results in wines with an amazing colour intensity and an incredible structure balanced by a very high acidity level that gives plenty of freshness. It's wines like this that really make us excited, the chance to find a great new region, and help breath life back into a grape that was heading for certain extinction if not for this winery.

Abel Mendoza is an exceptional boutique winery located in the town of San Vicente de la Sonsierra in Rioja. The husband and wife team of Abel Mendoza Monge and his wife Maite Fernandez Mendoza have 35 small vineyard plots spread among the towns of San Vicente, Labastida and Abalos. Their vineyards are the centerpiece of their efforts and include many old vine plots, some of which are pre-phylloxera vines. The Abel Mendoza wines have been a great success at Marquis Wine Cellars in the past, and are perennial staff favourites.

2005 Estay - $22.90 "The 2006 Estay is 100% Prieto Picudo sourced from old vines and aged for 6 months in French and American oak. Deep crimson-colored, it offers up notes of cedar, pencil lead, violets, and wild blueberry. On the palate the wine is fruit-forward buttressed by lively acidity. The importer likens it to Barbera from Piedmont and that is a good analogy. Drink this food friendly effort over the next 6-8 years. It is an excellent value. 89 points.” - Jay Miller, The Wine Advocate, #175 2005 Leione - $32.90 "The 2005 Leione, 100% Prieto Picudo, is opaque purple with an expressive perfume of wood smoke, mineral, blueberry, and black cherry that jumps from the glass. Firm, balanced, and lengthy, it will evolve in the bottle for several years and drink well through 2015. 91 points." - Jay Miller, The Wine Advocate #175 2005 Cumal - $49.90 or $114.80 for 1.5L “100% Prieto Picudo. Attractive deep garnet-red colour with claret glints. Clear and bright with beautiful legs. Intense fruity nose of ripe strawberries, blueberries and plums with nice spicy hints of fine oak and blackcurrant aromas coming trough. Full-bodied and wellbalanced with fine acidity. Good backbone with an elegant after-taste and a lingering finish. This wine is made from 100+ year old vines. This is a brilliant and unique wine that must be tasted to be believed” - Winemaker’s Notes

2007 Malvasia - $34.90 “The Malvasia displays a medium lemon color with green highlights and a nose of white flowers and honey. It is fresh and mouth filling on the palate with accents of honey and lots of vanilla. It concludes with a long and slightly tart finish. Very well done. 90 points” - i-wine Report 13: The Wines of Rioja 2005 Jarrarte - $34.90 “(100% Tempranillo) Bright ruby-red. Redcurrant and cherry aromas are complicated by black pepper and zesty minerals. Juicy and focused, with fresh red berry flavors and an exotic candied floral quality. Becomes sweeter and creamier on the broad, long finish. This is already attractive and complex enough to drink but is built to reward cellaring. 91 points” - Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Sep/Oct 08 2006 Seleccion Personal - $58.90 “(100% Tempranillo from a single vineyard) Vivid ruby. Explosively perfumed nose displays sexy strawberry, raspberry and Asian spice scents reminiscent of Pinot Noir. Deep, spicy red fruit flavors are impressively lithe and precise, with fine-grained tannins lending support. An exotic candied floral quality builds on the long, juicy finish. Very graceful stuff, with noteworthy balance. 93 points” - Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Sep/ Oct 08 2006 Graciano - $79.90 “Graciano is a low-yielding, high-quality, uniquely Spanish grape variety. It’s quite rare to see this grape all on its own, as it can be hard edged and highly tannic unless made with a skilled hand. Abel Mendoza’s though, is the finest example of pure Graciano one could ever find. Deep ruby in color with a pink rim. Ripe, boysenberry aromas with a fresh soft attack creamy mouth feel, light mid-palate, high acidity and layered flavors. Delicious, unique wine from a masterful producer.” - John Clerides, Marquis Wine Cellars

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GREAT VALUES Viña Misiones de Rengo, Chile

2006 LFE Reserva Malbec - $15.90

The Viña Misiones de Rengo is a new winery, but has already won many international awards. The Cuvée line consists of higher quality wines in which the winery has taken very special care of both the grapes and the winemaking. The grapes are hand-picked and undergo a meticulous selection process in the winery. They are then fermented with rigorous controls and extremely delicate oak-ageing.

"Yep, Chileans make Malbec as well, and they are able to do quite a deft job with it as well. This wine has notes of blackberries, plum, and spice on the nose, with the palette being rich, full bodied and intense. The LFE Malbec has all the classic hallmarks of the variety, bold flavour, round tannins and spicy, fruit forward flavour. This is a delicious wine to drink on it's own, but would make a great pairing with beef centred dishes." - Jon Ellison, Marquis Wine Cellars.

Wines available from Misiones de Rengo:

Bodegas San Isidrio, Jumilla

2007 Chardonnay - $19.90 “Great balance to this wine. Soft oak, balanced acidity and lots of intense tropical fruit flavours. Tonnes of flavour and a nice, smooth finish.”

Bodega San Isidrio (BSI) is a large winery founded in 1934. Since its origins, BSI has combined tradition and innovation perfectly, so as to adapt itself to the preferences of costumers, thanks to a careful and detailed selection of wines. At BSI, they work with an innovating concept of quality, not only for the quality of finished products, which are internationally recognized for the several awards and mentions they have obtained, but also for the standard of quality of the processes used. Bodega San Isidrio works mainly with Monastrell, an autochthonal and typical variety, which is top quality. Altough it is a typical variety of the Mediterranean Spanish Coast, Jumilla is where it is at it’s best. The result of this perfect combination between a dry and hot climate, is a wine that is intensely coloured, with rich and complex aromas and an easy drinking, flavouful wine. These are wines with complexity and character, something very typical from the Monastrell grape.

2007 Carmenère - $19.90 “Dark, inky and rich, this wine has great depth and lots of chocolate, mocha and brambleberry notes to it” 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon - $19.90 “Textbook Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas and flavors of red currant, blackberry and cedar. The texture is supple and round.”

Luis Felipe Edwards, Chile Established in 1976, Viña Luis Felipe Edwards is undeniably one of the most progressive wineries in Chile. In 1976, Luis Felipe Edwards bought vineyards in some of the best vinicultural land in the Central Valley. There he restored vineyards planted in the early 1950's, introduced new grape varieties and eventually in 1994, set up a winery equipped with the latest production and bottling technology. The first production of Cabernet Sauvignon, vintage 1994, was brought onto the market in late 1995. Today, Luis Felipe Edwards Wines is known around the world as a leading Chilean fine wine producer, with a range of high quality, award-winning wines produced by leading consultants and winemaker's. Wines available from Luis Felipe Edwards: 2007 LFE Reserva Chardonnay - $15.90 "With the way the Chileans are making Chardonnay these days, this grape variety might just be undergoing a renaissance here, and a good value one at that! The reason this Chardonnay is so likeable (aside from the price) is it's balance. It has good richness to it, but it's not over ripe or over done. It has lots of nice tropical fruit notes to it, but still retains some crisp apple and citrus notes as well, all framed by a soft echo of vanilla and oak. Well done, this is a nice bottle of wine." - Jon Ellison, Marquis Wine Cellars.

2007 Gémina Monastrell - $19.90 “The 2007 Gémina Monastrell is dark ruby-colored with a bouquet of cedar, mineral, plum, and blueberry. Forward and sweet on the palate, the wine has some structure, ripe blue fruit flavors, and a lengthy, pure finish. Enjoy this tasty wine through 2014. 89+ points” - Jay Miller, The Wine Advocate #178

MARQUIS GIFT CARDS If you are completely at a loss for what to buy for someone (your child’s teacher or an office gift exchange, for example) there is always a Marquis Wine Cellars Gift Card. Any denomination, no expiry date – could it be any easier? Just ask a member of our sales team and they’ll set you up and get you on your way!

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM BURGUNDY Marquis Wine Cellars is very excited to have its latest shipment of exclusive wines from Burgundy. The reports on the 2006 vintage, which is what has arrived in store now, is that 2006 is another brilliant vintage that is certainly worth a serious look. Marquis Wine Cellars owner (and chief Burgundy taster/buyer) John Clerides thoughts on the 2006 vintage are “if I had to characterize the wines from the 2006 vintage from both Burgundy and the Rhône Valley I would say that they classically style and under-appreciated. They are classically styled because they possess vibrant acidity and they are not as concentrated as several, recent past vintages. This means that they are refreshing to drink now and are true to their terroir. The wines are underappreciated because they arrive in the market place in the shadow of the near perfect 2005 vintage. Wine journalists used every descriptor in the English language to describe the perfection of the 2005’s, while the 2006’s barely got a mention other than to state that the vintage was the first one since 2005. While I liked the 2005’s, I found the wines somewhat a-typical, especially the red Burgundies. Simply put, I found them too concentrated and tiring to drink young, which means they will need extended cellaring to provide a pleasurable drinking experience. On the other hand the 2006’s are fresh, vibrant and enjoyable now. Many will certainly need cellaring, but they will be approachable much earlier than the massive 2005’s.” Our selection of wines are extensive and this is a great time to get into the wines of Burgundy, whether as a serious collector or someone who wants to enjoy great wine on a regular basis. Some highlights of our new arrivals:

Guillemot-Michel, Mâcon 2007 Mâcon Village Quintane Blanc, $34.90 “A longtime favourite here at Marquis Wine Cellars, this domaine is located in the small village of Quintaine and their wine is produced in strict observation of biodynamic methods. Ripe passion fruit and pineapple on the nose, and fresh minerality. Very rich on the palate, well balanced. Honey, tropical fruit flavours and a great finish. The wine is excellent.” - Jon Ellison, Marquis Wine Cellars

Domaine Nicolas Rossignol, Volnay 2006 Bourgogne “Cuvée Heritière” $39.90 “I was honestly surprised at how good this was as 2006 generally did not favor regional wines but it is among the very best examples of Bourgogne that the vintage has to offer. A reasonably expressive nose of somewhat somber red and blue pinot fruit nuanced with earth and underbrush leads to reserved, pure and nicely detailed middle weight flavors that possess solid depth and much better than average length for its level. This could easily pass for a villages level wine and will age like one as well. 87 points” - Allen Meadows, The Burghound Issue #31 2006 Volnay “Santenots” 1er Cru - $74.90 “This red has a hard edge now, but also seems a little overripe with cooked plum and fruit jam notes. Mineral flavors lurk in the background. Stays crisp in the end. Best from 2010 through 2018. 88 points” - Wine Spectator Online 2006 Volnay “Fremiets” 1er Cru - $79.90 “A rich version, sporting black cherry and blackberry aromas and flavors. This stays fresh as it unfolds its silky texture with balance and light tannins. There's a nice lingering finish. Best from 2010 through 2019. 90 points” - Wine Spectator Online 2006 Volnay “Ronceret” 1er Cru - $79.90 “Big, rich and packed with black cherry, plum, leather and mineral aromas and flavors, this red shows power and plushness. It's backed by a vibrant structure and lingers with a black fruit filled aftertaste. Best from 2011 through 2022. 91 points” - Wine Spectator Online 2006 Volnay “Cailleret” 1er Cru - $109.90 “A powerful, almost opulent red, with sweet black cherry, licorice and spice aromas and flavors. Beautifully balanced and harmonious, with firm, well-integrated tannins. Best from 2011 through 2022. 92 points” Wine Spectator Online

DELIVERY - Now Free! Did you know that we offer a delivery service for wines being delivered in Vancouver, at no charge? For a minimum order of one case, and we can chill your whites and get your wines to you on time for your special event or deliver your gift. If you have less than a case and can’t personally get your wine to where it needs to be, we can arrange for a courier service. When you place your order, just tell one of our team members that you’d like your wine delivered. We’ll make it happen! We can also ship anywhere in B.C. Click on the DELIVERY link in the left column of our website ( for more details or phone us at 604-684-0445. City of Vancouver only, certain restrictions apply Marquis Wine Cellars Vin Van

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