2009 Kim Crawford Sauvignon
Blanc Marlborough $17.99
89 pts Wine Spectator
Concentrated and very intense, weaving together a harmonious medley of crushed stone, grapefruit and nut flavors. Savory herbs, grass and lime notes highlight a bright, vibrant finish. Drink now. - Wine Spectator
2008 Walter Hansel |
Cahill Lane Chardonnay $39.99
94 pts. Robert Parker
The 2008 Chardonnay Cahill Lane (from an old Wente clone) is also a noteworthy bargain. Seriously endowed, full-bodied, and powerful, it is an outstanding success in this vintage. Caramelized orange, candied citrus, and pineapple aromas, a full-bodied mouth feel, and very good acidity as well as concentration suggest this 2008 will age easily for 7-8 years.
89 Pts. Wine Spectator
This ripe and succulent red has a juicy feel to its lively blueberry and plum fruit, hinting at toast and cedar as the finish lingers. This wine is a perfect accompaniment with steak, roast beef and lamb and excellent with pizza and meat based pasta dishes. It is delightful with aged cheddar or pecorino cheeses.
88 pts Wine Advocate
The 2010 Luzon is a blend of 70% Monastrell and
30% Syrah that was tank fermented and aged. It offers up an herbaceous
nose with notes of sage, thyme, blueberry, and blackberry in a jammy,
ripe style. It is an excellent value for drinking over the next 5 years.
90 pts. Wine Spectator
Opulent and exotic, featuring brown rice, slate, smoke and tropical fruit notes. This is an open, fluid white, drier in style than most in this group and higher in alcohol. The submerged acidity reveals itself on the finish, along with a tactil sensation around the gums.
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You will receive one body. You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for as long as you live. How you take care of it or fail to take care of it can make an enormous difference in the quality of your life.
You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full time school called "Life" Each day you will be presented with opportunities to learn what you need to know. The lessons presented are often completely different from those you think you need to know .
There are no mistakes -- only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error and experimentation. You can learn as much from failure as you can from success.
A lesson is repeated until it is learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it (as evidence by change in your attitude and behavior), then you can go on to the next lesson.
Learning lessons does not end. There is no stage in life that does not contain some lessons. As long as you live, there will be something more to learn.
"There" is no better than "here". When your "there" has become a "here", you will obtain another "there" that will again look better than your "here". Dont be fooled by believing that the unattainable is better than what you have.
Others are mere mirrors of yourself. You cannot love or hate something abouth another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.
What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the resources you need. Remember that through desire, goal setting and unflagging effort you can have anything you want. Persistence is the key to success.
The answer lies within you. The solution to all of life's problems lie within your grasp. All you need to do is ask, look, listen and trust.
You will forget all of this. Unless you consistently stay focused on the goals you have set up for yourself, everything that you just read won't mean a thing.
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90 pts Robert Parker
Enticing scents of chocolate, espresso, dark fruit, licorice and new leather emerge from the boisterous 2007 Palazzo della Torre. The fruit is sumptuous as always, but in 2007 Palazzo della Torre is not quite as approachable upon release as it usually is. Another year or two in bottle should help smooth some of the slightly rough edges that are present today. There is enough balance and elegance in the finish to suggest this will drink well for a number of years.
A Steal for the Price !!
50% Sangiovese & 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. Intense, bright ruby red. The nose is dominated by aromas of cherries and green pepper. Soft tannins with a a meatier body and a fresh finish where hints of cherry jam intertwine with coffee and cocoa. A Real Winner !! Serving suggestion: antipasti, pasta sauces with strong, white and red meats and ripe cheeses.
90 Pts. Wine Enthusiast
A beautiful Quebec classic ice cider, with vibrant notes of fresh apple slices drizzled with honey and clove. Round and full in the mouth without being overly heavy and cloying, the tangerine citrus lifts up the sweeter ripe baked apple and superripe stone fruit flavors. Long and immensely satisfying on the finish; a great after dinner sipper for company
91 pts. Jay Miller Wine Advocate
The 2005 Vinas Centenarias, as the name implies, comes from vines over 100 years of age. Purple-colored, it offers up a complex perfume of pain grille, violets, mineral, spice box, black cherry and blackberry. Bigger, richer, and more sweetly-fruited than its younger colleague.
90 pts Wine Spectator
A muscular red, with concentrated flavors of dark cherry, plum, raspberry tart and grilled fig. The dense finish of dark chocolate is firm and focused, with smoky notes. Best from 2010 through 2014.
Randy Mason Does It Again !!
Inviting citrus, pineapple aroma that lingers seductively. A full, round, refreshing mouthful of grapefruit and figs. This wine is creamy and rich while being crisp and complex. A great wine to pair with spicy Asian fare, raw oysters, seafood and cheese