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2010 Remoissenet Meursault Poruzots 1er Cru Burgundy $99.99 France
(93+ Points: Wine Advocate) "The 2010 Meursault Poruzots impresses for its gorgeous depth. Layers of fruit caress the palate in this sumptuous, layered Meursault. All the elements are beautifully balanced. The richness typical of the Remoissenet whites comes through in spades. White stone fruits, slate and spices are layered into an expressive finish buffered by veins of minerality. The balance of fruit, acidity and structure is terrific. The Poruzots was also aged in 350-liter barrels, an approach that seems to work especially well here." Sub region: Meursault
2012 Broc Cellars Valdiguiè Solano County $23.99 California
Berkeley-based winemaker Chris Brockway discovered Valdiguié grapes growing on a hillside in Solano County. Perfect for warm-weather drinking, Valdiguié is a grape with roots in the Languedoc-Roussillon. It is fresh and bright and light-to-medium in body. Serve it with a little chill. As always, the wine was fermented naturally with indigenous yeasts with no additives. Region: North Bay County (between San Francisco and Sacramento)
2012 Easton Zinfandel Amador County $19.99 California
The Amador County Zinfandel comes from 40-60 year old head pruned vines. The finished wine has full black cherry and blackberry fruit aromas with a beautiful balance and a big, sumptuous, and juicy mouth feel. It also presents complex spicy aromas, with a nice creamy texture derived from the 10 months time it receives in French oak barrels. Region: Sierra Foothills (east of Sacramento)
2009 Fontodi Chianti Classico Tuscany $37.99 Italy
(92 Points: Wine Advocate) "The 2009 Chianti Classico is a model of elegance and class. Firm yet well-integrated tannins provide the backdrop for expressive red cherries, licorice, tobacco and spices. The 2009 radiates across the palate with notable class. It has great fruit and plenty of structure." Sub region: Panzano
2009 Renato Corino Barolo Arborina Piedmont $65.99 Italy
(92 Points: Wine Advocate) "The 2009 Barolo Arborina shows dark characteristics of ripe fruit and dark cherry wrapped within extra layers of spice and tobacco. It flaunts a bold, fruit-forward side with soft layers and enormous richness at the back. Arborina offers more meat and pulp with full-bodied charm." Sub region: La Morra
Mastroberardino, Mastro- Greco IGT 2012, Campania, Italy; Argiolas, Costamolino- Vermentino di Sardegna 2012, Sardegna, Italy; Valle Reale, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2008, Abruzzo, Italy; Valle Reale, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo San Calisto 2009, Abruzzo, Italy; Allegrini, Palazzo della Torre 2010, Veneto, Italy; Ceretto, Barolo Zonchera 2009, Piedmonte, Italy; Poggio al Tesoro, Sondraia 2008, Bolgheri, Italy.