Year in Review - Our Best Sellers!

Our Holiday Quick Picks


Chosen by you—our customers—from over 40 of the past year's Merchant's Pick™ recommendations, we have assembled the best sellers. Simply stated — you cannot go wrong.

UNIT PRICE
Case:  $659.40 
Bottle:  $54.95 
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EXTREMELY LIMITED | ARRIVING END OF APRIL

High-toned peach, lemon oil, musk, and floral aromas mark the penetrating, ethereal nose. Peach kernel weaves its way through a hazelnut and white pepper spice on the palate. A dynamic sense of fruit and mineral interplay. Elegant, yet ...Read More.

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Case:  $419.40 
Bottle:  $34.95 
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  • Fontodi
  • Chianti Classico
  • Tuscany, Italy
  • Sangiovese
  • 2012

Fontodi's 2012 Chianti Classico is the ambassador of the stellar 2012 vintage and the highlight of my recent trip to Tuscany. Blackcherry, currant and violet flavors collide with rich, dark loam. Cedar and cigar-box frame a mineral driven core of bright red cherry notes. A long fresh finish...Read More.

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Case:  $587.40 
Bottle:  $48.95 
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"This is fabulous Barolo with burnt orange, blackberry, meat, earth, and fresh herb. Full-bodied, round and velvety. So flavorful and crazy. Drink now. Why wait? But it will age wonderfully."

James Suckling on the 2011 vintage.

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Case:  $1,859.40 
Bottle:  $154.95 
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  • Valdicava
  • Brunello di Montalcino
  • Tuscany, Italy
  • Sangiovese
  • 2010

COLLECTIBLE AND EXTREMELY LIMITED --- IN STOCK --- [99 pts James Suckling] "Absolutely stunning aromas of nectarine, orange peel, sweet black cherry, plums and flowers. Licorice and mushroom. It's full bodied, with layers of ultra-fine tannins and hints of tangy acidity. Such beautiful length and b...Read More.

UNIT PRICE
Case:  $419.40 
Bottle:  $34.95 
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  • Massican
  • Annia
  • Napa Valley, California
  • Chardonnay Blend
  • 2014

[94 pts The Merchant's Mark] A sensational blend of mountain Chardonnay fruit along with Tocai Friulano and Ribolla Gialla, the Massican Annia is an extremely limited California white wine. The Chardonnay adds increased depth, weight and subtle aroma in this Annia while allowing both th...Read More.

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Case:  $179.40 
Bottle:  $14.95 
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Back up the truck! Clay and limestone soils gives Haut-Gastineau its mineral driven backbone. Dark plum and beautiful fruit offer amazing floral notes. Currants and blackberries are harmoniously layered. And something you don't find in wines at this price, lasting acidity and smooth silky tannins. T...Read More.

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Case:  $335.40 
Bottle:  $27.95 
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  • Jean-Max Roger
  • Cuvee Les Caillottes
  • Sancerre
  • Loire, France
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2014

"Light yellow. Lime zest and lemongrass on the nose. Light in body, displaying slightly herbaceous citrus flavors and a note of talc. Dry in style, finishing with a stony nuance." Stephen Tanzer --- The region’s clay-limestone soils and stones are locally known as "caillottes". The “Les Caillotte...Read More.

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Case:  $455.40 
Bottle:  $37.95 
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  • Borgo del Tiglio
  • Collio Bianco
  • Friuli - Venezia, Italy
  • Tocai Friulano Blend
  • 2013

"Make no mistake about it, these are some of the most compelling whites being made anywhere in Italy...." (Antonio Galloni) This particular vintage of Borgo del Tiglio's Collio boasts gorgeous aromatics. The wine offers white flower, hints of toasted almond and young pear. A dash of Sauvignon Blanc...Read More.

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Case:  $359.40 
Bottle:  $29.95 
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Fresh, lively, and elegant, the Tyler Pinot Noir offers up notes of red and black berries, hibiscus, tea, and toast. The palate is vibrant, showcasing plenty of fruit that is light on its feet, hints of spice and savory notes. It finishes clean with a striking purity of fruit and a classic Pinot pro...Read More.

UNIT PRICE
Case:  $359.40 
Bottle:  $29.95 
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With over five years of bottle age, this "old vines" (Vieilles Vignes) drinks like it has a decade of age. Brick red in color, it boasts notes of forest floor, underbrush, spicy tobacco and cocoa beans. On the palate, it is plush and full-bodied with dried cherry, dried strawberry, raspberry and rip...Read More.

UNIT PRICE
Case:  $695.40 
Bottle:  $57.95 
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[95 pts Wine Spectator] "This captures terrific ripeness intensity and density with stunning mouthfeel as layer upon layer of fig sauce braised plum cassis cherry eau de vie and pastis glide along together with notes of spice ganache and graphite hanging in reserve. The very long finish has c...Read More.

UNIT PRICE
Case:  $599.40 
Bottle:  $49.95 
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  • Le Cadeau
  • Côte Est
  • Willamette Valley, Oregon
  • Pinot Noir
  • 2014

["Pinot Noir Pick Of The Year" | 95 pts, The Merchants Mark] The 2014 Le Cadeau Côte Est is our "Pinot Noir Pick Of The Year." Location, location, location! Côte Est is the cooler, eastern slope of the vineyard producing a highly defined Pinot Noir with lift and vibrancy. Dried rose petals, ...Read More.