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Best in Show

Domaine de Marcoux Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2012, Rhône Valley, France $73.99 (only $62.89 with GOGO discount)

Bright ruby-red. Intense, spice-laced cherry and dark berries on the fragrant nose, with notes of licorice, spicecake and lavender adding complexity. Silky, expansive blackberry, cherry compote and succulent herb flavors become firmer and spicier with air, picking up notes of white pepper and allspice. Finishes silky and very long, with superb clarity and supple tannins. This gets my vote as the best “basic” Châteauneuf bottling of the vintage. 92pts Vinous (Josh Raynolds, April 2015)


Borsao “Tres Picos” Garnacha 2014, Campo de Borja, Spain $16.99 (only $14.44 with GOGO discount)

Vintage after vintage, Borsao gives us an outstanding value in Garnacha in their “Tres Picos” bottling. Fruit-forward and plush but with hints of licorice and herbs adding depth to the surprisingly well-built, full-bodied palate, this is a no-brainer to please Old World and New World wine lovers alike.

Best Bargain

La Villa de Maison Vialade Pays d’Oc Rouge 2015, Languedoc, France $8.99 (only $7.64 with GOGO discount)

This insanely tasty bargain red is 100% Marselan, a varietal created in 1961 by crossing Grenache Noir with Cabernet Sauvignon. This mutt grape shows the best of both its parents; look for the plush, comforting raspberry and spice flavors of Grenache melding with the darker fruit flavors and backbone of Cabernet. Seriously, you’ll want to keep a case of this on hand at all times in case of emergencies.

Most Interesting

Donkey & Goat Grenache Noir 2014, El Dorado, California $35.99 (only $30.60 with GOGO discount)

Though they might seem a little ‘weird,’ the natural wines of Donkey & Goat certainly show a unique and authentic perspective, without the strong oak influence and chemical intervention that many Californian winemakers employ. This 100% Grenache is surprisingly light-bodied and fresh, with plenty of the grape’s trademark juiciness, but with some more unusual background notes of iron and underbrush.


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Monthly Calendar
January - Malbec
February - Dessert Wines
March - California's Central Coast
April - Pinot Noir
May - Porch Pounders!
June - Rosé
July - Spanish Tempranillo
August - Portugal
September - Central Italy
October - Grenache
November - Cabernet Sauvignon
December - Bubbles!


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