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St Supéry Sauvignon Blanc 2008

2009-07-17 15:32:46 -0400

Classic Sauvignon Blanc from this 100% estate grown Napa selection. Clean citrus, grapefruit and beautifully pure. This is an OUTSTANDING value!

Forest Annie-Claire Pouilly Fuissé 2006 (Chardonnay)

2009-08-04 07:42:10 -0400

This is a classic Bin Ends buy. Incredibly high quality Pouilly Fuissé from the highly regarded 2006 vintage at an astounding savings of 50%! This Chardonnay packs a lot into it's modest price of just fifteen bucks. Loaded by Pouilly Fuisse standards, the wine serves up a full body, earth, toasty oak, and a finish of green apple and a touch of lemon. Not your typical Pouilly, this one is more reminiscent of it's famous cousins to the north in Meursault, Chassagne and Puligny.

Sean Minor "4B" Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Napa Valley

2009-08-06 08:14:19 -0400

This is a unique opportunity at a very high quality Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon at an unheard of price for this appellation. This wine easily drinks like a $25 bottle. With one taste this Napa blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Petite Verdot will exceed all expectations. Classic Cabernet richness and power combine with soft fruit and a long velvety finish. Not exactly a summer wine, but this is one of our greatest and best selling values of the past three months. You will not be let down!

Volver Tempranillo 2007, La Mancha, Spain

2009-08-18 09:35:19 -0400

This is outstanding Tempranillo sourced from a single vineyard in central Spain's region of La Mancha. An excellent example of the quality and "bang for your buck" that Spain has become famous for. Bursting at the seams with ripe jammy fruit. This modern wine is full bodied, soft on the palate, and well balanced between it's berry bursting fruit and a fair amount of smokey French oak. An outstanding wine at an outrageous price! From the Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Volver is sourced from a single 72 acre vineyard that was planted in 1967 with head pruned Tempranillo. The wine was barrel-fermented and aged for 14 months in new French oak. Purple-colored, it offers up an alluring aromatic array of pain grille, smoke, violets, black cherry, and blackberry that jumps from the glass. On the palate it is medium- to full-bodied with gobs of ripe fruit, succulent flavors, soft tannins, and excellent balance. This lengthy effort over-delivers big-time and is a superb value. Bodegas Volver is a partnership between enologist Rafael Canizares and importer Jorge Ordonez."

Pikes "Eastside" Shiraz 2003, Clare Valley, Australia

2009-09-10 08:47:35 -0400

Australia's Pikes winery has been hotter than hot for us lately. First the Red Mullet, then the fabulous Riesling, and now their terrific Clare Valley "Eastside" Shiraz. This is a rich, juicy style Shiraz, showing off palate blasting flavors of raspberry jam, blackberries and cherries. Though it is rich, it is not overdone. Alcohol levels are in check and we think everyone will find this very pleasing. Today's Once Daily offer is incredible. We're knocking our 120 bottles down to 50% off! Compare this at $30... Today just $15.00! You can't afford not to buy a few of these. 90Pts- The Wine Advocate: "The outstanding 2003 Shiraz Eastside reveals a similar ruby/purple color in addition to plenty of elegant raspberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with touches of licorice, damp earth, and subtle oak. Full-bodied and more powerful than the attack would suggest, this wine possesses considerable length and richness. It should age nicely for a decade." 90Pts- International Wine Cellar: " Dark ruby. Vivid, floral aromas of red berries and minerals could pass for pinot. Lush, open and sweet, with an elegant touch and surprisingly light weight for the vintage; fruit-driven flavors of raspberry and wild strawberry. Remains juicy and fresh all the way through the long finish."

Penley Estate "Phoenix" Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

2009-10-06 08:58:35 -0400

This 2007 Cabernet from Australia's Coonawarra district is so easy to enjoy that you might even feel guilty afterwards! Checking in with a hefty 15% alcohol, this is not for the faint of heart. Fragrant Cassis, black cherry and blackberry swirl from the glass. The wine is full bodied and full throttled with extra ripe fruit. Extremely rich, but true to the Aussie style, not loaded with gripping tannins, but instead sporting a soft, velvet finish. The Penley name comes from the two family names of the estate owners; Penfolds and Tolley. That's some pretty rich pedigree in Australian wine history! This is an amazing quality Cabernet at just $16.00. Today (10/6) we'll knock it down to $15.40 for 24 hours only!

Schild Estate Shiraz 2006, Barossa Valley, Australia

2009-11-04 10:40:11 -0500

What is a Bin End? As we've mentioned, we get this question a lot, and there are many ways to answer it. The best answer? An offer like today's that is the perfect example Bin End. Schild Estate, a long time family owned property in Australia's Barossa Valley has produced world class wine for decades. Great press, great wines, the whole bit, the 2005 Shiraz was even #16 on Wine Spectators Top 100 in 2007. They were cruising along with the very tasty 2006 vintage until.... BOOM! Wine Spectator comes out and slaps the 2007 Shiraz at the top of the list in their recent "500 Great Buys" and hits it with a 92 point rating. Wine Spectator is notorious for rating wines that are not yet in the supply chain forcing suppliers to either sit on goods or move 'em out to catch the momentum that a score beginning with a "9-" will produce. As is the case with Schild Estate, 2007 is not yet in the market and the distributor is now looking to move out the 2006 which just so happens to now be an even better value and is drinking quite beautifully. And that is just one of thousands of ways a wine will make it's way to Bin Ends. Being stuck between "Top 100" and "500 Great Buys" vintages of 2005 and 2007 is not an easy place to be, but this is still an outstanding wine! Bright fruit would be an understatement. The strawberry and fresh crushed raspberry is in the drivers seat from front to back. This is a big, muscular wine, but the clean bright fruit keeps it fresh and lively. "Smooth and round, with pleasant plum and sweet oak character vying for attention, lingering on the open-textured finish and balancing well. Drink now through 2013" -Wine Spectator 88 points This 2006 is a steal at the normal $22 price, Bin Ends will be receiving the last 28 cases in the market over the next few days and you can bet they'll be flying out of here at a rock bottom price of just $15.40 per bottle. Load em in and enjoy! 2007 will be here in a few months, and we'll offer it up as soon as we receive it.

Exclusive: Elderton Estate Command Shiraz 2005

2009-11-06 14:38:58 -0500

This is an exclusive offer for those that purchased the 3 bottle vertical pack. Talk about timing! We literally just got the call that the uber-anticipated 2005 vintage has arrived (kind of, it's on the dock) and we're getting exclusive access to it. This wine will end up being priced MUCH higher than the pricing on the vertical pack. Most likely somewhere in the $85 range and nationally around the $100 mark. We'd like to offer this wine to you now as an exclusive offer to add to your current vertical packs... We're bringing it at just $72 per bottle to add to your current vertical. 2002, 2003, and 2004 are here now, and the 2005 will arrive next week. Here is the review from the Wine Advocate: "Elderton’s flagship is the single vineyard Command Shiraz, a wine with serious aging potential, and one with which all other South Australia Shiraz must be compared. The opaque purple/black 2005 Command Shiraz was aged in French and American oak puncheons (500-liter barrels). It offers up a sexy/kinky bouquet of wood smoke, lavender, leather, game, mineral, black raspberry, and blueberry pie. Voluptuous on the palate, complex, and dense, it demands a decade of cellaring after which it should offer hedonists much pleasure through 2035."

Francis Ford Coppola Black Label Claret 2007 (Cabernet/ Merlot/ Petite Verdot/ Malbec)

2009-11-10 08:03:28 -0500

Francis Ford Coppola purchased the once legendary Napa Valley Inglenook estate about 30 years ago. The property which helped to put California on the map had fallen into disrepair and was but a shell of it's former glory. After years of renovation Coppola (and team) once again began producing world class wines from these famed vineyards. The black label Claret has provided high value in Napa Valley Cabernet for over a decade. The 2007 is a classic Bordeaux style blend (hence the term claret) of all five of the major Bordeaux varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Malbec. The wine leads with bouquet of cassis and oak which leads to a full bodied yet soft styled Cabernet that integrates it's fruit, and toasty oak in a soft, velvety package. This is a guaranteed crowd pleaser that we're now able to offer serious savings on. Compare this in the general market at $21.00, today Bin Ends brings it to you for just $14.70, a savings of 30%!

Clos Martinet Priorat 2004 (Garnacha, Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah)

2009-11-17 08:43:43 -0500

Extremely Limited! Another outrageous opportunity to own one of Spain's very top wines at an unequaled savings. We've received just 60 bottles of this world class blend of Garnacha, Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah made from ancient vines hugging the rugged hillsides of Spain's Priorat region. This is a true collectors item that belongs in cellars everywhere. Just 60 Bottles Available 94 Points The Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Clos Martinet is not as dense as its older sibling but it offers more aromatic complexity (a characteristic of 2004 in the Catalan region) and cuts a broader swath across the palate. It is a rich, plushly textured, full-flavored wine that merits 2-4 years of additional bottle age after which it should drink well for at least 15 years." 93 Points International Wine Cellar: " Inky ruby. Intensely spicy nose features exotic oak notes atop boysenberry and cassis, plus a strong, almost candied violet quality. A deep, suave midweight, with dark fruit flavors, no excess weight and a gentle tannic underpinning. The blackberry and plum flavors cut cleanly through the oak spices. Hints of espresso, iron and tobacco emerge on the finish, which shows striking length and concentration. I'd resist opening this for at least five years." Arrives Tuesday November 17th.

St Supéry Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

2009-11-25 09:39:57 -0500

100% estate grown Napa Valley Cabernet at only $28.00!! WOW! This is outstanding stuff! From the Wine Spectator: "Offers up a vibrant beam of grapefruit, lemon-lime, grass and passion fruit flavors. Stays light on its feet, with citrus and mineral intensity that dances through the finish. Drink now through 2007. 440 cases made."

Fattoria di Fèlsina Chianti Classico Riserva "Rancia" 2005 375ml (Sangiovese)

2009-12-04 13:43:37 -0500

Update: 12/4: Our load of the Felsina full bottles sold out almost immediately upon release on Tuesday. The demand was outrageous! The 750ml's are a thing of the past for this great wine, but we did just receive a total of 120 HALF BOTTLES that are sure to go fast. This time of year.. this wine.. and this 375ml size, we could have an even better gift on our hands than the 750mls! Get em quick! "There is not too much more I can say about the wines of Felsina and proprietor Giuseppe Mazzocolin, except that they are reference point wines for anyone who wants to discover the essence of contemporary Sangiovese from Chianti Classico." -The Wine Advocate | 92 points "Subtle and delicious" -Wine Spectator | 91 Points The 2005 Fèlsina is an unbelievable opportunity that is sure to please even the most scrutinizing of Italian wine lovers. This is pure class, ripe and powerful yet elegant and pure in flavor. A true gem! For today only we are knocking down our deep savings of 33% to a staggering 40% off on the last 36 bottles. This is an "act fast" offer that is sure to sell out! "The 2005 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is a beautifully fresh, perfumed version of this wine. It reveals a lovely core of ripe red fruit intermingled with sweet toasted oak and a winsome, attractive personality. Although the 2005 shows outstanding balance, clarity and finesse for the vintage, it remains relatively small-scaled Rancia. Still, its notable freshness should allow it to age gracefully for a decade or so. I would purchase the 2005 to drink over the mid-term, while waiting for the superlative 2004 to come around. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020." -The Wine Advocate | 92 Points "Exhibits pleasant fresh blackberry, citrus and cedar character on a medium body, with a clean fruit and mineral finish. Clean and tasty, with a long, succulently fruity aftertaste. Subtle and delicious" - Wine Spectator | 91 Points

Falesco Vitiano Rosso 2007 (Cabernet, Merlot, Sangiovese)

2009-12-16 15:43:29 -0500

91 Points! Under $9 per Bottle! Riccardo Cotarella is a superstar in Italian wine. A look behind the scenes of many of Italy's top labels will reveal a touch by Cotarella. Despite his "traveling winemaker" persona, there is one estate that he calls home; The 600+ acre estate Falesco located in Umbria, just east of Tuscany. Many of Falesco's wines are counted as Italy's best, but it's the value of Vitiano that is the real blockbuster. Year in/ year out this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese is an blockbuster. It's almost impossible to find a better value in Italy! What sets it apart? Somehow Cotarella is able to merge modern techniques and french varietals and pull off a wine that is at once modern, pure and still at heart Italian. This is not an easy task! Full bodied and fruit driven, the wine is built to please. Loaded with fruit and layers of spice, herb and earth this one drinks more like a $30 Chianti than a $12 value! 91 Points- International Wine Cellar: “Pretty aromas of cassis, black plum and earth, with a pronounced vanilla presence. Rich and densely packed, with distinctly ripe flavors of black fruits, raisin and chocolate...Finishes creamy and long..." 89 Points- The Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Vitiano (Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon) is a soft-textured, caressing red that blossoms on the palate with layers of perfumed red fruit and sweet French oak. This is an especially seamless and beautiful Vitiano that is particularly rewarding for its textural richness. Vitiano is typically bottled in several lots, all of which undergo malolactic fermentation in French oak. This is the first lot (0922) to be bottled. According to proprietor Riccardo Cotarella, the bottle variation that occasionally shows up in Vitiano is most likely attributable to the different amounts of time the various lots spend in bottle prior to arriving on the market. Clearly lots that have more time in bottle have the potential to show greater harmony than lots that have less time in bottle. That said, slight bottle variation issues here are a minor quibble for a wine that delivers so much value. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2012. Riccardo Cotarella’s numerous consulting engagements take him all over the world, but it is Falesco, his estate in the rolling hills of Umbria, that he calls home. Falesco is a family affair, with Cotarella’s brother Renzo, and daughter Dominga involved in running the winery. The sprawling property covers 670 acres, 370 of which are under vine. Quality is incredibly consistent when one considers that nearly 3 million bottles emerge from these cellars each year. Never one to rest on his laurels, Cotarella has several new projects in the works. One of the most intriguing of these is a Sagrantino he is making from three hectares of rented vineyards in Bevagna. The first vintage, 2006, will be released later this year."

Yalumba Viognier 2008, Eden Valley, Australia

2009-12-18 10:20:27 -0500

Number 39 Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2009 92 Points A Facebook Exclusive and another top 100 offer. Flat out delicious, focused and layered. Terrific stuff. "Smooth and creamy, the polished texture supports an explosive range of lemon meringue, pear, pineapple and spice flavors that ease into the long, vivid finish." WS 92 Pts and #39 in Top 100 for 2009

Angeline Pinot Noir 2012

2009-12-23 13:18:33 -0500

This wine achieves where so many Pinot Noir's fail... High quality, delicious and varietally correct and what else? CHEAP! That's right! This sub fifteen dollar Pinot Noir actually tastes like Pinot Noir! Not an easy task for a wine at this price point. The wine is lush, ripe and fleshy and jumping with light fresh cherry and strawberry and a bit of oak to firm things up. Under $10? Killer!

Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco 2005 (Nebbiolo)

2009-12-23 13:28:52 -0500

#7 On Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2009 96 Points | Wine Spectator Each December Wine Spectator releases their most highly anticipated issue the "Wine Spectator Top 100". This list of the "best of the best" (according to WS) sends wine geeks the world over into a frenzy clamoring for wines that in most cases evaporated off of the retail shelves months ago. In the biz... we do find it somewhat amusing that many of these now sought after wines might have been ignored and sat on shelves for months before earning their rights to this sought after status. At Bin Ends we typically don't pay all that much attention to the Top 100 as we choose our inventory off of a wines merits and value rather than which elite list it lands on. If we have a few... cool... all the better. It just so happens that we had pre-ordered a seven case allocation of Renato Ratti's stunning 2005 Barolo Marcenasco. Ratings aside, Ratti's reputation is top notch and this wine from the insanely good 2005 vintage would be one of the best value's of the year with or without a single piece of press. Barolo under $50 is almost unheard of these days, and for a Barolo of this quality. Never. Beyond this , John managed the brand for MS Walker for years, he knows the property, he knows the owners, and he buys every drop he can. So there it is. #7 on WS Top 100, 96 Points, $44 retail, top vintage in years, and one of our true favorites. The bad news? Just 84 bottles available. Act f-a-s-t-! "This fabulous Nebbiolo displays aromas of very ripe strawberry and cappuccino. Full-bodied, with supervelvety tannins and incredible concentration. All the tannins are coated with gorgeous fruit. Best after 2013. 5,000 cases made." –Wine Spectator | 96 Points "This Piedmont red comes from the Ratti family's hillside vineyards known as Marcenasco, below the village of La Morra. The 25-year-old vines are planted on steep slopes facing west, providing the Nebbiolo maximum exposure for optimum ripening. The Rattis recently completed construction of an ultramodern winery, which has enabled them to fine-tune the winemaking. After fermentation, the wine is aged in a mix of Slovenian oak casks and smaller, neutral oak barrels." -Wine Spectator | #7 Top 100 Wines of 2009

Fritz Winery Zinfandel 2005, Dry Creek Valley, CA

2010-01-05 07:51:59 -0500

Very Limited! The '05 Fritz Zin rocks. This is classic California Zinfandel in all it's glory. Full bodied and lip smacking, the wine simply oozes with jammy ripe berries wrapped in cedar and spice notes. Perfectly delicious and a wonderful match for a cold winter night. The Fritz family has been making wine on their estate in Sonoma's Dry Creek Valley for 30 years. The 2005 Zinfandel is sourced from two of their estate vineyards covering about 8 acres of valley floor between the Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley. The wine is aged in oak (40% new) for 9 months before bottling.

Planeta La Segreta Bianco 2007, Sicily (White Blend)

2010-01-13 08:46:29 -0500

Caution... Wine Rant: Sicily, of all places seems to be going through an identity crisis lately. Correct me if I'm wrong but French is not the traditional language of this Italian (kind of) island, yet it seems that the vast majority of both red and white wines made here are a blend of indigenous Sicilian varietals and FRENCH varietals of all things. Why is this? Sicily is probably one of the most authentic places on earth, why do they feel the need to blend with these alien varietals? Is is that french varietals are vastly superior? Not necessarily, but maybe. Why not mainland Italian varietals? Wouldn't that make more sense? Aglianico, Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio or Vernaccia, would seem to make more sense than Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay or Viognier? Vituculture is not exactly a young industry in Sicily, they've been doing it literally forever and more wine is produced here than almost any other region on the planet. In this we may find their intention. Incredible wine is made in Sicily. With every vintage, awards, points and medals are awarded to the ever growing list of quality producers. These wine really are amazing but there just might be too much of it. A varietal like Grecanico doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. No slight on it's quality, but tossing the word "Chardonnay" onto a wine label might be a marketing attempt. So is marketing the answer? Maybe, but it's really not working. We routinely see wines from Sicily, that "need to be moved out" before the next vintage arrives. Example: I actually saw a few bottles in the bargain bin just this last week that I actually sold to John in our previous lives over 4 years ago. WTF? 4 years? The wine was and is awesome and I bought it myself. All of this leads us to today's remarkable value. Planeta La Segreta Bianco. A blend of 50% Grecanico, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Viognier, 10% Fiano from arguably Sicily's finest estate. The Planeta estate dates back to the 1600's. In the 1980's the new generation took over, and modernization began. We know the story, it happens everyday... The young ones take over and change everything... modern cellar techniques, better vineyard managments, shiny new labels, the whole bit. La Segreta Bianco is delicious, it doesn't matter what the varietals are. This is a perfect winter white as with a couple years in bottle the depth, complexity and maturity are peaking now. The wine is rich, as in Chardonnay rich, woven with mineral, candied apple, and lime, melon and citrus from the Grecanico, Viognier and Fiano. It works. It's a great buy at just $16, but we've taken advantage of the situation and made it a stupendous value for Once Daily. Today only, 200 bottles will sell for just $9.00 per bottle. So forget the rant, forget the varietals, forget the marketing. If you enjoy a rich full bodied white wine to pair with your Chicken, pork or creamy pasta, then this is it. Bon Soir Sicilia!

Two Hands Shiraz "Samantha's Garden" 2006, Clare Valley, Australia

2010-01-15 09:00:14 -0500

You'll need to hold on with two hands to handle this one! Full throttle? Understatement. This isn't a "fruit bomb" this is an all out assault of biblical proportions on your palate. The grape and berry attack will leave you wasted and bruised, yet you'll find yourself returning seconds later for more. I know my body will ache... But its SO good! That's it in a nutshell. Two Hands "Samantha's Garden" Shiraz is a new world stunner. Big and over the top in every way and flat out delicious. What's not big? The inventory. A tiny shipment of just of 24 bottles are stocked and ready. Then it's GONE! "he 2006 Shiraz Samantha’s Garden is sourced from Clare Valley. It is a glass-coating opaque purple with aromas of pain grille, mineral, lavender, and blueberry. On the palate it is supple, layered, and concentrated with excellent integration of oak, tannin, and acidity. This lengthy wine has the stuffing to develop for several more years and should be at its best from 2013 to 2026. Two Hands is a negociant operation run impeccably by Michael Twelftree. It reflects the best that can be sourced from all over South Australia. The packaging provides some serious design competition to the Dan Philips R Wine portfolio. The Garden Series is Shiraz sourced from a wide range of South Australia vineyards and line-priced at $60." -The Wine Advocate

Arbios Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Alexander Valley, CA

2010-01-18 10:32:50 -0500

Great value in California Cabernet. Terrific value, cool package, an all around great buy. Arbios Cellars makes just one wine, made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from their mountainside vineyard in Sonoma's Alexander Valley. The wine is a relatively restrained style for California, checking in with just 13.6% alcohol. In many ways Arbios is more reminiscent of a fine Bordeaux than a new world Cabernet, and in our book that makes this a winner. Full bodied, classic Cabernet fruit of currants, plum and dark cherry and lots of spicy oak. Delicious stuff. Once Daily makes this an incredible value with a savings of 33% over the open market. We highly recommend this Cabernet at just $16.66!

Clos Figueras Font de la Figuera Priorat 2005 (Garnacha, Carignan)

2010-01-26 08:48:51 -0500

What separates a good wine from a great wine is the sense of place. You know from scent and taste alone when you taste a great Barolo, Burgundy or Bordeaux. The place (terroir) shines through, you can taste the earth, the vineyard, the sun and the region that brought us these wines. The Priorat region of Spain is one of the most distinct regions in all of Spain. A well made Priorat is unmistakable. The combination of extreme power, rich, dark fruit, earth and spice screams of the rugged hillside vineyards that create these wines. One of my most memorable vineyard visits is a ride in an open jeep straight up a treacherous mountainside trail into these vineyards. Old, mangled Garnarcha vines clung to the rocky hillside like some type of alien creature. "so this is why it tastes like this", it all made sense now. The fact that these vines survived at all was pretty amazing. The 2005 Font de la Figuera is made with old vine Garnacha and Carignan. The wine successfully combines all the power, and dark berry fruit and the scents and flavor of the earth that these vines cling to. This is a big powerhouse of a wine layered with complexity. The value is terrific as Priorat is traditionally not cheap. There is no way to produce wine in these conditions at this quality and do it on the cheap. Normal retail of $40 is right on the mark, today, we have it for a 33% savings at just $26.80. Grab some! 90 Points- The Wine Advocate

Calvet- Thunevin Cotes du Roussillon Villages "Les Dentelles" 2004 (Grenache/ Carignan)

2010-02-01 16:31:19 -0500

I'd venture to say that Bin Ends has become the Cotes du Roussillon retail capital of the world. Actually maybe it's the Grenache capital. Either way our fans are loving these incredible wines from France and Spain. Quality is extreme and the offers match. The 2004 "Les Dentelles" is a delicious style. Maybe not screaming of terroir like many from this region, but it's almost impossible not to love this wine. It's purely about enjoyment, no pretentious overtones, just unadultered fruit decadence. Rich... in fact, explosive! Sweet crushed berry fruit mingles with toasty chocolate, and vanilla derived from a liberal use of oak aging. Polished, round, plump and delicious. Great stuff! 91 Points | The Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Les Dentelles – a blend of Grenache and Carignan (presumably with the legally requisite splash of Syrah) – displays a sweetly enticing nose of candied essences of cassis, black raspberry, mint, caramel and chocolate. Undeniably sweet and flamboyant in its oak-engendered accents of vanilla, toast, and coconut, this seamlessly rich Roussillon red is remarkably polished and viscous in texture and lingering in finish. But close attention reveals underlying suggestions of firm tannin and stoniness, and it will be most interesting to chart its evolution over the next several years. " Compare this at $32.00, Once Daily is kicking it at just $16.00 a savings of 50%. 240 bottles available.

Torres Vina Esmeralda Blanco 2008, Catalunya, Spain (Moscatel/ Gewurztraminer)

2010-02-11 10:49:51 -0500

A voluptuous, exotically perfumed nose, with deliciously well-defined primary aromas (some floral notes, roses, lilies...). Juicy and long on the finish.

Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Cargasacchi Vyd, 2006, Santa Rita Hills,CA

2010-02-19 11:57:28 -0500

SAVE 33% on Pinot Noir from one of California's most highly regarded (and collectible) producers, there were only 408 cases produced of this stunning single vineyard Santa Rita Hills selection. Robert Parker Jr. Rated this wine 91+ points and indicated that the wine has 10-15 years of aging potential. We would agree 100%. This is one of our very favorite Pinot Noirs from this producer as the wines tend to emphasize the exotic spice, leather and strawberry jam qualities of Pinot Noir. This is a powerful and savory wine for pairing with Asian cuisine or roast pork/duck.

Robert Craig Chardonnay, Durell Vineyard, Sonoma Valley, California

2010-04-06 10:38:24 -0400

The 200 acre Durell Vineyard is one of the most sought after sources of Chardonnay fruit in Sonoma Valley. Robert Craig receives a small allocation from the ultra prime Sandy Hill Block. Winemaker Keith Emerson crafts a Chardonnay or incredible intensity while maintaining clarity along the entire palate. Fruit forward on the nose with aromas of ripe pear and wildflower. The pear notes carry over to the palate where a wave of ripe peach, citrus, and tropical fruits kick in. The wine is crisp, full-bodied, and very long on the finish. The Robert Craig Durell Vineyard Chardonnay is a wine that brings you back for another glass...

Six Pack Feature: 07 Ferraton Cotes du Rhone Samorens

2010-04-13 08:43:26 -0400

"The beautiful 2007 Cotes du Rhone Samorens possesses a solid structure, surprising density, a lot more character and fruit than one normally finds in wines of this level, and lovely black currant and cherry fruit notes interwoven with smoke and earth. Full-bodied and rich, it should drink nicely for 3-4 years." 89 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #179 This is a Six Pack Feature. Enter ONE unit for each 6 pack being ordered.

2009 Cocagne Rose Coteaux du Vendomois

2010-05-05 13:12:46 -0400

Check out the Rose that blew away the staff last year. With bracing acidity and aromas and flavors of pink grapefruit, lychee and passion fruit, it is a must-have for summer sipping.

Six Pack:Robert Craig Proprietary Red Wine 2007: Cabernet/Merlot/Cab. Franc/Petit Verdot

2010-05-19 18:08:58 -0400

This wine is elegant with supple tannins, with primary black and blue fruit tones. This blend has superb concentration, texture, and length. It is a young wine, with the life span of an easy 15 years.

Six Pack :2007 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley

2010-05-24 12:00:18 -0400

A benchmark property in the Oakville AVA of the Napa Valley, Groth Vineyards and Winery has been making top notch quality Cabernet Sauvignon since 1982. Their 1985 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was the first California wine to earn a 100 point rating from Robert Parker. From that point forward Groth became a Napa Valley grand cru. Year in and out, winemaker Michael Weis produces exemplary, classic Napa Valley Cab. In truly exceptional years, and 2007 WAS AN EXCEPTIONAL YEAR... Groth is a winery that you will want to swing from the heals in purchasing. Fill your cellar and enjoy over the next decade. This is a Pre-Arrival Offer Only. VERY LIMITED. This offer is open until Midnight Wednesday April 14th Orders will be ready for pick-up on Friday April 16th. Please enter each six pack ordered as a single unit.

Penley Chardonnay 2004

2010-06-24 18:41:52 -0400

This "2004" Chardonnay reveals good crisp underlying acidty along with notions of white peaches,tropical friuts,mint, and subtle oak. Rich, well-made, and restrained, a tremendous value....

Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard 2003

2010-06-28 11:56:18 -0400

Robert Parker has never rated this wine less than 95 points. Look what he had to say about the 2003......"One of the outstanding Cabernet Sauvignons of the vintage, it tastes like a California concoction of La Mission Haut Brion and Montrose. Its deep purple color is followed by a sumptuously pure nose of sweet scorched earth, hot rocks, creme de cassis, graphite, and charcoal. The tannin is sweet, but elevated. Full-bodied and powerful, with 20-25 years of life, this spectacularly rich, dense, multi-layered effort oozes classic Cabernet Sauvignon varietal character." 97 Points. Enough said.

Bin Ends Once Daily from the US of A: 2007 Milbrandt Vineyards Traditions Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington State

2010-07-01 19:02:29 -0400

The 2007 Milbrandt Vineyards Traditions Cabernet Sauvignon is a wonderful example of a reasonably priced fine American wine. Made entirely from grapes from the Wahluke Slope AVA in Washington and blended with a bit of Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot, this Cabernet offers compelling aromatics of ripe fruit and a palate that is soft in tannins yet rich with layers of currants, blackberries and vanilla. It is the perfect accompaniment to barbecued meats and will be greatly appreciated by your friends.

Once Daily: 2005 Mount Eden Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Saratoga Cuvée

2010-08-05 19:23:30 -0400

It's not that often that we can offer a California Cabernet Sauvignon at 35% off, so when we find one, we run with it! The 2005 Mount Eden Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Saratoga Cuvée, from the Santa Cruz Mountains, is blended with a bit of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Robert Parker of Wine Advocate fame gave it 90 points and we couldn't have described it better: "A big, sweet bouquet of smoke, creme de cassis, earth, underbrush and herbs soars from this dark ruby/purple-tinged wine. It hits the palate with silky tannins, medium-to-full body and no hard edges. This smooth, beautifully-fruited, well-balanced Cabernet should drink well for a decade or more."

Once Daily: 2007 Teruzzi & Puthod Terre di Tufi

2010-08-11 18:06:25 -0400

This wine comes to you from the lovely medieval town of San Gimignano in Tuscany. A delicious blend of Vernaccia, Chardonnay, Malvasia and Vermentino, this "White Super-Tuscan" is barrel-fermented and barrel-aged for several months before bottling. Lush and silky, yet balanced with good minerality and acidity, it is extremely food-friendly. It has aromas and flavors of pineapple, apples, vanilla, pie crust and spice that linger on the finish. This wine is great on its own and will pair well with fish, chicken and light pasta dishes. 2007 Teruzzi $ Puthod Terre di Tufi

Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel 375ml 2007

2010-08-12 20:09:41 -0400

Zinfandel lovers know that the grape varietal is practically synonymous with Ridge, one of the premier producers of Zinfandel and Zinfandel blends in California. In 1972, Ridge made its first Lytton Springs from vines planted on the eastern half of the vineyard at the turn of the century. Convinced that it was an exceptional piece of land, they purchased both the eastern and western portions of the vineyard in the early 1990s. The vineyard is planted to Zinfandel and its principal complementary varietals. The 2007 Lytton Springs includes a bit of Petite Sirah and Carignane. Zesty and briary, with firm structure, this wine has dried cherry and fennel aromas and concentrated plum, licorice and cracked pepper flavors, finishing with earthy tannins. The wine spent 15 months in American oak and was bottled in March 2009.

2007 MacRostie Chardonnay Carneros

2010-08-18 17:22:29 -0400

Delicious California Chardonnay is great any time of year and today's Once Daily is indeed dee-lish! The 2007 MacRostie Chardonnay Carneros is a great example of a classic California Chardonnay. Beautiful pale straw gold in color, the wine has aromas of lime and crème brulée and flavors of baked apple, ripe mango and a hint of cinnamon toast. It finishes with a touch of citrus-meringue. Ripe, complex and full-bodied, it has good acidity yet is still light on its feet. It is a great cocktail wine and will be a superb accompaniment to your end-of-summah lobstah and buttah. This 88-point Wine Spectator selection is yours at 40% off!

Once Daily: 2008 Château L’Ermitage Rouge Cuvée Tradition Costières de Nîmes

2010-08-19 19:45:42 -0400

Today's Once Daily comes to you from Southern France - a very well-represented region here at Bin Ends because we know it is the home of outstanding values. Formerly considered part of Languedoc, the Costières de Nîmes AOC became formerly attached to the Rhône Valley because the wines produced there are more Rhône-like in character. The 2008 Château L’Ermitage Rouge Cuvée Tradition, a Wine Spectator "European Value", is a blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache from 25-year-old vines that is aged for 9 months in oak casks before bottling. Bright garnet in color, it has aromas and flavors of blueberries, vanilla and a touch of cinnamon balanced with supple tannins and a spicy finish. Enjoy this beautiful bargain with anything from the grill.

Once Daily: Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Zind NV

2010-08-25 18:22:13 -0400

Zind-Humbrecht is one of the most esteemed wineries in Alsace with a history dating back to the 17th century. The domaine produces an astonishing array of wines solely from grapes grown on their own vineyards. Today's Once Daily is their non-vintage effort called Zind and is made from Chardonnay and Auxerrois, an obscure French varietal that is similar to Chardonnay in characteristics. This wine is lush yet tangy, with firm acidity and hints of Granny Smith Apple, lemon zest and stone on the palate. A lovely cocktail wine, this will also pair well with Asian fair and seafood.

Once Daily: 2007 Domaine de Noiré Chinon Soif de Tendresse

2010-09-01 20:48:49 -0400

France's Loire Valley has a centuries-old winemaking history and is known for its artisanally-produced wines that truly reflect their terroir, or sense of place. In other words, the wines display the characteristics of the local geography-the soil and the climate impart a uniqueness to the wine that is specific to that region. Today's Once Daily is a Cabernet Franc from the AOC of Chinon and is a lovely example of the red wines that can be found there. The 2007 Domaine de Noiré Chinon Soif de Tendresse has soft tannins and is best consumed slightly chilled. Vibrant and fresh, it has aromas of red berries, pepper and herbs. On the palate, ripe blackberries are tempered with notes of walnuts, spice and a touch of earthiness. This wine is great on its own and is also very food friendly-enjoy it @50% off!

2008 Monmousseau Vouvray

2010-09-02 17:58:38 -0400

Some of the most beautiful, versatile and food-friendly white wines come from the Loire Valley and today's Once Daily is indeed delicious. The 2008 Monmousseau Vouvray is a Chenin Blanc made by one of the most esteemed negociant families in the region. Light and floral on the nose, with off-dry peach, quince, melon and pear notes, it is backed by a light snap of green apple on the finish. Enjoy this wine with chicken, fish, or Asian dishes-or simply grab a bottle after work, sit in the sun and enjoy!

Once Daily: 2008 Lo Triolet Pinot Gris

2010-09-08 17:55:32 -0400

We love wines from Vallée d'Aoste in northwestern Italy, but a very limited amount finds its way to the United States. Known for a surprisingly diverse and rather eclectic variety of grapes, representing Italian, French, and Swiss varieties, the wines are artisanally-produced, of outstanding quality and usually expensive. So, needless to say, when we came across this little gem of a Pinot Gris from the region and realized we could sell it at 50% off, we POUNCED ON IT! Today's Once Daily, the 2008 Lo Triolet Pinot Gris, is an absolutely beautiful expression of the grape and received the prestigious Tre Bicchieri award. The wine is long, lush and flavorful, with aromas and flavors of spice, flowers and tropical fruit. Minimal oak aging has given it weight, but there is no detectable wood. 36 bottles of this gorgeous wine are available-DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS ONE!

2008 Domaine de Bel Air

2010-09-15 16:53:24 -0400

When Sauvignon Blanc lovers think of getting their beloved grape from the source, the first region that comes to mind is Sancerre in the Loire Valley. Sancerre's eastern neighbor, Pouilly-Fumé, is also an esteemed producer of wines made from his noble grape. While Sancerres are known for their elegance and purity, Pouilly-Fumés are characterized by smoky flavors and aromas (hence the name). With a level of complexity that is unrivaled among Sauvignon Blanc producers elsewhere, they are full-bodied, highly aromatic and fruity. The 2008 Domaine de Bel Air Pouilly-Fumé has all the characteristics of a Sauvignon Blanc from this region, with its floral nose and palate of stone and citrus fruits. It is fleshy and round, yet is balanced out by flinty minerality and a crisp, lively finish. Great as an aperitif, it is an ideal match with shellfish and is perfect with goat cheese.

Once Daily: Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine CDP 2005

2010-09-23 15:58:12 -0400

We are happy to conclude our celebration of Fall and southern French reds with today's Once Daily, the 2005 Domaine Lafond Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Located in the southern Rhône Valley, Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the home of the most illustrious, complex and powerful wines in the Rhône. Made of predominantly Grenache and blended with Syrah and Mourvèdre, they are typically well-structured and full-bodied, yet elegant and redolent with dark berry fruit that is balanced out with notes of leather and spice. The 2005 Domaine Lafond garnered a 90-point rating by Robert Parker, who says the wine "has an inky/purple color and a beautiful nose of black raspberries, cassis, and cherries intermixed with licorice, smoke, and a hint of subtle spice and pepper. It is deep, full-bodied, rich, and quite opulent and voluptuous. This is a sexy, up-front style of Chateauneuf du Pape that will be very pleasing and should evolve for up to a decade. "

Once Daily:2005 Cave de Turckheim Pinot Blanc Reserve

2010-09-29 16:05:09 -0400

Today's Once Daily comes to you from Alsace, the home of beautiful, complex, fruity-yet-dry, food friendly wines and this one is not to be missed! The 2005 Cave de Turckheim Pinot Blanc Reserve, a blend of Pinot Blanc and Pinot Auxerrois, lives up to all the expectations of a wine from this region, with its creamy texture and nose and palate of tangerine peel, apples, honey and spices. The several years of bottle age just adds complexity to this gorgeous wine-and at $10 per bottle, it is an absolute STEAL! You will swear that you are drinking a wine that is triple the cost-only 30 bottles in stock!

Once Daily: 2007 Firesteed Pinot Noir

2010-09-30 20:35:58 -0400

Pinot Noir is considered my many to be the Holy Grail for wine lovers. Centuries ago, the Pinot Noir grape found its footing in Burgundy in northern France and made the region world-famous for its production of the most complex, breathtaking wines in the world. This cool-climate grape has also flourished in many other parts of the world, especially in Oregon, which shares the same latitude and longitude with Burgundy as well as a similar climate and has quickly become known as a world-class Pinot-producing region. Many of these Pinots command very high prices. Today's Once Daily is a truly Oregonian Pinot that won't break the bank. The 2007 Firesteed Pinot Noir is composed of grapes sourced from the Willamette, Umpqua, Rogue and Walla Walla Valleys. Vibrant cherry and sweet spice aromas jump out of the glass and follow through on the palate, which is also bursting with raspberries and strawberries and has a surprisingly long finish. Enjoy this wine on its own or with just about anything-all for only $12!

Once Daily: 2008 Fritz Chardonnay Russian River Valley

2010-10-14 13:03:02 -0400

Do you like big, full-bodied, classic California Chardonnays? Well, if you do, today's Once Daily is right up your alley! The 2008 Fritz Chardonnay, from the Russian River Valley, received this 92-point review from Wine Enthusiast Magazine: "This wine is really delicious-a rich, opulent wine that beguiles from first sip to last. It's sweetly caramelized and vanilla-oaky, with crisp acidity brightening ultra-ripe flavors of pineapples, golden mangoes and buttered toast."

Once Daily: Poggio Bonelli Chianti Classico 2008

2010-10-20 20:10:14 -0400

We opened today's Once Daily at the store's tasting counter over the weekend and boy, did it FLY off the shelf! The 2008 Poggio Bonelli Chianti Classico is a modern-style Chianti that blends new world winemaking sensibilities with the traditional expression of Sangiovese, the wine's primary grape. Deep, dense ruby red in color, it has a nose and palate of wild berries, sour black cherry, thyme and leather. Though bold and dry, the wine is silky smooth from a bit of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah in the blend as well as time spent in new French oak. Buy it before the Bin Ends staff snatches it all up! 2008 Poggio Bonelli Chianti Classico Compare at $20 Bin Ends $16

Once Daily: 2007 Michel-Schlumberger "La Brume" Chardonnay Dry Creek Valley

2010-11-15 13:09:19 -0500

We at Bin Ends are very excited to offer you today's Once Daily at such an incredible price. Michel-Schlumberger, sited on the western hillsides of Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, has a well-earned reputation for its excellent French varietals. Winemaker Mike Brunson uses grapes from selected French Dijon cuttings for the Chardonnay. He strives to capture the essence of this fascinating grape while honoring the elegance and finesse of its origins as well as the terroir of its new world home. The term "La Brume" refers to the fog that blankets the vineyards at night, keeping the grapes cool but lifting in the early morning, allowing the grapes to ripen thoroughly all day. We couldn't describe this gorgeous wine better than its winemaker: "In taking a little different approach with these tasting notes I’ll tell you what this wine doesn't do. The La Brume doesn't showcase alcohol or oak. It doesn't display overpowering butter/creaminess. It doesn't turn the corner quickly. It's not built for speed. This wine is about the journey. You’ll find classic Dijon clonal characteristics of pink grapefruit, apple and flint qualities, which change as you drink it. It will show you a secret side on day two. You may need two bottles to experiment (we did at our house)!"

Once Daily: Offley Baron Forrester 10-Year-Old Tawny Port

2010-11-23 16:10:11 -0500

The holiday season is upon us and the weather outside is frightfully cold-it is time to get your Port on! Today's Once Daily fits the bill and will appeal to everyone from Port novices to aficionados. Offley has been making Port for almost 300 years and to this day the house makes fortified wines that are timeless. Today's Once Daily, the Baron Forrester 10-Year-Old Tawny, is made of the traditional Port grape varieties- Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa and Tinta Roriz -and is a blend of superior quality wines from different vintages aged for an average of 10 years in 635-liter oak casks. Light brownish in color and medium-bodied, it has aromas and flavors of currants and pecans and has a long, persistent and well balanced finish.

Once Daily: 2009 Tohu Unoaked Chardonnay

2010-11-30 17:59:57 -0500

Today's Once Daily comes to you from Marlborough, New Zealand and is a great example of the beautifully complex white wines that are coming from the New World at reasonable prices. The 2009 Tohu Unoaked Chardonnay is ALL ABOUT THE FRUIT. Intensely flavored, it has aromas and flavors of bright tropical pineapples and melons combined with a touch of creaminess from malolactic fermentation. Apples, peaches and citrus notes on the mid-palate are balanced by firm acidity. The wine has a lengthy finish made more complex by a touch of minerality unique to the terroir of the region. It is great on its own as an aperitif and will match well with many cheeses, fish, poultry and pasta dishes.

Once Daily: Serradenari Barolo 2005

2010-12-01 18:08:56 -0500

Reviews are so unreliable. The Wine Spectator gave this Barolo 91 points, which we think is much too low for such a beauty. They also said it was unavailable in the U.S.-but here it is! Sourced from the highest altitude vineyard plot in Barolo, the wine is classic La Morra: perfumed, graceful, and elegant. Low yields give it wonderful concentration, and winemaker Roberto Cipresso uses a light touch in the cellar to maximize what nature gave him. Notes of rose petal, ripe berries, mushroom, and cedar give way to a lingering finish. Cipresso was chosen to make the wines for Pope John Paul II's jubilee-don't you deserve the same level of luxury? Only 300 cases were made. We got a few. If you're lucky-and fast-you will, too.

Once Daily: 2007 Duckhorn Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

2010-12-09 14:17:42 -0500

Duckhorn winery, founded in 1976, is one of the premier wineries in Napa Valley and has been making Bordeaux-style wines for over 30 years. Its numerous awards and accolades from the wine press have made these wines very hard to come by. We were lucky enough to get our hands on a few cases of the 2007 Napa Cabernet. The product of near-perfect growing conditions, this is one of the most complex and mouth-filling renditions of the wine to date. Blended to showcase the rich diversity of great Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, it brings together grapes from some of the valley’s most acclaimed wine-growing appellations and includes a mix of mountain and valley floor fruit. Aromas of ripe currant, spearmint, marzipan and tobacco lead to intense flavors of blackberry and black cherry, all supported by a subtle framework of French oak, which adds nuance, depth and dimension to the finish.

2005 Biondi-Santi Braccale

2010-12-13 13:01:09 -0500

This wine is the antithesis of a New England winter. Are you losing patience with the holiday rush? The shopping? The cooking? The weather? Then follow our lead and escape to sun-drenched Tuscany, courtesy of Braccale. The Biondi-Santi family is literally the inventor of Brunello. They spent decades perfecting the expression of Sangiovese Grosso to create an iconic wine. They definitely know their way around a sangiovese vine. But their Brunello is VERY pricey and needs years of additional aging to drink at its best. Enter Braccale. From Biondi-Santi's estate in the Maremma- deep southern Tuscany- Braccale is mostly Sangiovese, with just a touch of Merlot to soften it. Bursting with ripe red cherry, currant, tobacco, herbs and finishing with a touch of vanilla and spice, Braccale is the very image of Italian warmth. Close your eyes and escape!

2008 Flowers Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

2010-12-20 08:29:32 -0500

Do you like your Chardonnay bold and tropical, with plenty of cream, butter, vanilla, and spice? Do you like it to have weight and intensity, but not lack grace? Flowers, founded high on the Sonoma Coast in 1989, has the wine for you. All of the usual suspects are here: Dijon clones, barrel fermentation, native yeasts, batonnage (lees-stirring), barrel aging. But there's something extra, too....maybe the owners' former lives running a plant nursery in Pennsylvania helps them to extract that additional elegance? Flavors of peach, nectarine, and passionfruit are balanced with mineral and lime. A gloss of warm vanilla oak and a lingering but crisp finish complete the picture. This is a Chardonnay to stand up to winter in New England.

Once Daily: 2007 Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

2010-12-20 19:35:56 -0500

Go with the flow or go completely against the grain? This was the dilemma at hand for the makers of today's Once Daily, the 2007 Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley. Twenty years ago, when the folks at Frog's Leap knew that their Rutherford property was tailor made for the noble Cabernet grape, they strove to craft a wine that stood out among its Napa Valley peers. By saying no to the highly tannic "cough and hack" Cabs of the 1970's that needed years of aging before they were palatable and by resisting the trend towards jammy, sweet-fruited wines that are high in alcohol, they did just that. The result? Year after year, Frog's Leap Cab pays homage to the masters of Bordeaux while maintaining its individuality and showcasing its terroir. It is beautifully balanced and drinkable when young, but will continue to evolve in the bottle and develop complexity. The 2007 Cabernet, blended with a touch of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, opens with aromas of rich black fruit laced with hints of dried herbs. The wine’s deep connection to the soil is reflected in flavors of cassis, plum and blackberries which are complemented by the essence of truffle, cedar and tobacco. Soft tannins and well-integrated oak are balanced with a fine acidity to create a finish that will linger well after the last course has been cleared. It is indeed a wine that will appeal to old-world and new-world wine lovers alike.

2008 Bret Brothers Macon-Villages

2010-12-22 15:57:14 -0500

It must be the language barrier-maybe 'brett' has a different name in French? Otherwise, family name or not, why would you name your beautiful wines after a species of yeast known to spoil wine? No matter. You should just buy this wine. Why? Well, you could learn interesting things from it: What real chardonnay tastes like without all the new oak, butter, and cream. That oak in itself isn't evil, and can have a wonderful softening effect on wine. That perfect balance in a wine is a holy grail worth hunting for. But the real reason to buy this bottle is that it's very, very good. Bret Brothers call themselves a 'haute couture' negociant. Their wines are made to order from grapes they contract for, tend, and pick themselves to exert maximum control. This Macon is sourced from vineyards in Vinzelles, St Veran, and Vire. Average vine age hovers around 50 years, giving the finished product both minerality and length. Flavors of melon, ripe peach, and citrus are in perfect hamony with the the body and acidity. There's just a hint of cherry flavor ,as well, something that occasionally develops in top -quality whites from the Maconnais.You could sit on this a few more years and see how it develops. You could drink it tonight. But you should buy it. When it's gone, it's gone, and don't you deserve some haute-couture in your life?

Louis de Grenelle NV Sparkling Saumur Rose

2010-12-28 06:17:49 -0500

So, what's better than pink bubbles? Maybe getting a great rose sparkler at an equally great price? Rose Champagne is frequently superb, but the prices start high and climb higher.....we needed to find high-quality pink at a 'friendlier' price. Enter the Louis de Grenelle. From Saumur in the Loire Valley, Grenelle is 100% Cabernet Franc. It tastes like someone took a slice of perfect strawberry rhubarb pie, removed the sugar, and turned it into a bone-dry sparkling wine. It's vibrant, it's creamy in texture, it has a fine and persistent mousse. Oh, and it's $14.00. Yum.

2006 Terry Hoage "The Skins" Grenache

2011-01-06 13:25:45 -0500

We love, love, LOVE wines from the Paso Robles AVA because they mesh old-world, minimalist winemaking sensibilities with respect for the powerful terroir of the region. Today's Once Daily epitomizes red wine from this distinct AVA. The 2006 Terry Hoage "The Skins" Grenache, made with a touch of Syrah, is full-bodied and smooth yet well-structured, with a nose of dark berry fruits and a palate redolent of cherry, plums, allspice, vanilla and a hint of limestone. Only 340 cases were made and we were lucky enough to get a few. Don't miss out on this very special wine.

2005 Casa Gran del Siurana "Cruor" Priorat

2011-01-11 14:01:38 -0500

Anyone who knows me from the store knows that I am having a love affair with red wines from Spain-both their traditional style and new world wines posses a combination of dark berry fruits, sweet baking spices, cedar, earth and vanilla that cannot be found anywhere else in the world and that I find irresistible. Often times you will find me leading a customer over to our Spanish section, enthusiastically expounding on the virtues of these sumptuous selections. Today's Once Daily, the 2005 Casa Gran del Siurana "Cruor" Priorat, a blend of Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah, is just the kind of red wine that has me reaching for my credit card. This Wine Advocate 89-point wine -which received 98 points from me- is both opulent and elegant, with its nose and palate of cedar, clove, cinnamon, mineral, black cherry, and black raspberry. Its soft, velvety tannins are balanced by a touch of minerality and acidity on the finish. We have 120 bottles of this wine available. Normally $32, we will offer it in the store for $24, but its Once Daily price is $16. Pull the trigger on this one before it is gone. Cara@Bin Ends

Three Pack: 2008 Schild Estate Shiraz, Barossa Valley

2011-01-12 19:49:28 -0500

Wine Spectator #7 2010 Top 100!!! Rated 94 Points/Smart Buy Issue 12/15/10 "This big, smooth wine is polished, ripe and complex, offering roasted meat and walnut accents to its black cherry, blackberry, tobacco and licorice aromas and flavors. Lingers appealingly on the expansive finish. Drink now through 2020. 5,000 cases imported. –HS" Very Limited. When It's Gone It's History!! $54 for 3/750ml bottles ($18 net bottle) Available for Pick Up Today

2006 Mongeard-Mugneret Hautes Cotes-de-Nuits

2011-01-19 15:05:48 -0500

Likewise, Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret is well-known for Grand and Premier Crus from Vosne-Romanee and Vougeot. The Hautes Cotes-de Nuits is not a tony address, but the vineyards here have been undergoing a renaissance since the 1970’s. Just outside the main strip of famous village names, the vineyards are also about 100 meters higher in altitude, making south-facing slopes the place to be. Mugneret has south-facing slopes. He also has an AMAZING bargain in this bottle. The color is pale. Flavors of strawberry, cherry, tobacco, and wet leaves finish with leather and licorice notes. The length of finish is impressive. It’s that rare thing-a glass of wine you want dive into and simply inhale.

2006 Bruno Clair Marsannay Blanc

2011-01-19 15:06:28 -0500

Domaine Bruno Clair is generally identified with Marsannay Rose. After all, the Clair family ‘invented’ it. They probably should be more well-known for their Gevrey Chambertins . They’re among the very best in that sprawling village. But take a look at this Marsannay Blanc. Notes of apple compote blend with spice and almond. It has incredible purity of fruit. Rich but with a racy mineral backbone. Opulence and elegance in one bottle, just what Chardonnay can become in the right hands. Honestly, I’d rather drink this gutsy little Marsannay than a grand Cru from from a less-skilled vintner.

Once Daily: 2009 Robert Oatley Tempranillo King Valley

2011-01-20 15:41:33 -0500

This Tempranillo comes from King Valley, which is in Northeast Victoria and is the home of Australia's first Tempranillo plantings. Silky and lush, it has a nose of cherry and cinnamon, a palate of dark berry fruit, cherry and chocolate laced with spice and a lively finish.

Once Daily: 2007 Hunterdon Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands

2011-01-25 17:47:31 -0500

Great Pinot, bargain price.......this may seem like an oxymoron to you, but today's Once Daily is proof positive that there is truly outstanding, fruity-yet-earthy, spicy and downright delicious Pinot Noir out there that will NOT break the bank. Often described by us as "Wine Nirvana" or the "Holy Grail" of wines, Pinot Noir indeed makes some of the most complex, elegant and food-friendly wines in the world. Unfortunately, they often come with a prohibitive price tag, making them unknown to many a wine lover. Enter Mike and Tina Cox, founders of the Mayro-Murdick Winery and makers of the 2007 Hunterdon Pinot Noir. Passionate "Pinophiles" for many years, they made it their mission to craft quality Pinot at an affordable price and have exceeded their goal with this beautiful wine, made from 100% old-vine fruit from the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. With its perfumed, floral nose, velvety texture and palate of dark cherries, black pepper, spice and vanilla, it will quickly make a Pinot Noir fan out of you!

2006 St-Cosme St Joseph

2011-01-27 06:44:57 -0500

Unlike the blends of the south, northern Rhone reds are mostly one variety: Syrah in all its meaty, rich, tannic glory. In fact, if the wines of St Joseph have an image problem, it's the perception that they're a little TOO austere. Here's the secret: not if you buy from the right vineyard sites! The St Joseph appellation was expanded in the 1970's, right down to the alluvial floodplain. The wines from these areas can taste overcropped, anemic, and thin. But St Cosme sources their wine from the slopes- ergo this rich, ripe beauty of a wine. Flavors of berry, garrigue, and bacon fat, with grace notes of earth, leather, and spice, this St Joseph is ready to enjoy tonight. Perfect paired with grilled or roasted meats, or mushrooms. Or cheese. You see where this is going?

Once Daily: 2009 Isabel Mondavi I'M Deep Rose

2011-02-07 17:27:05 -0500

It's that time of year again, time to show your honey how much you love and appreciate her....what better way to do so than with a lovingly-prepared home-cooked meal, accompanied by a delicious, food-friendly wine? So, don that apron and dust off that aphrodisiac cookbook! Whether you go the oysters route or whip up a chocolate confection, we've got just the wine for you. The 2009 Isabel Mondavi I'M Deep Rosé, made from 100% Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, is made in the Saignée method, which entails extracting some juice from the vats of red grapes, resulting in a deeply-colored, richer style of rosé. The I'M's deep pomegranate color belies a nose of strawberry,cranberry and red apple and a palate full of bright red fruit that rolls across the palate. Mouth-watering acidity and a juicy finish make this wine very food-friendly and perfect for all of your V-Day shenanigans.....

Once Daily: 2009 Isabel Mondavi I'M Deep Rosé

2011-02-10 17:37:40 -0500

It's that time of year again, time to shower your honey with love and appreciation....what better way to do so than with a lovingly-prepared home-cooked meal accompanied by a delicious, food-friendly wine? So...don that apron and dust off that aphrodisiac cookbook! Whether you go the oysters route or whip up a chocolate confection, today's Once Daily will rise to the occasion. The 2009 Isabel Mondavi I'M Deep Rosé, made from 100% Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, is made in the Saignée method, which entails extracting some juice from the vats of red grapes, resulting in a deeply-colored, richer style of rosé. The I'M's deep pomegranate color leads to a nose of strawberry, cranberry and red apple and a palate full of bright red fruit that rolls across the palate. Mouth-watering acidity and a juicy finish make this wine very food-friendly and perfect for all of your V-Day shenanigans.....

2003 Chateau Rolland-Maillet St Emilion Grand Cru

2011-02-17 12:48:13 -0500

It takes a certain amount of... 'chutzpah' to name a Bordeaux estate after yourself. Well, if anyone has a right to a little chutzpah, it is probably Michel Rolland. He makes wine on 5 continents, owns vineyards on 4, has made MANY 'perfect', i.e. RP 100 point wines. As far as I know, he hasn't yet achieved cold fusion, and he DID appear to be a pompous jerk in the film Mondovino, but a difficult vintage, he's a pretty good bet to beat the odds and make great wine anyway. Heat equals ripe grapes, to a point. The 2003 vintage exceeded that point, with a record-breaking heat wave all across Europe. Heat like that can mean low acidity, high alcohol, harsh and aggressive tannins, and odd flavor profiles. The '03 Rolland-Maillet has none of that. Ripe, luscious blackberry and currant is accented by leather, spice, and warm vanilla oak. The finish is long and silky. The price is...silly cheap. Just buy some already. 120 bottles available.

Once Daily: 2007 Ladera Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

2011-03-03 13:17:24 -0500

We love wines from the Napa Valley and know that you do too, so we have been searching the cellars of this iconic appellation for well-priced hidden gems. Again we have struck gold with today's Once Daily, the 2007 Ladera Cabernet Sauvignon. This 90 point Wine Advocate selection is described by Robert Parker as a "least expensive effort and top value for Napa Cabernet. A dark ruby/plum-colored blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petite Verdot and Malbec, it offers up notes of plums, cassis and blue fruits, silky tannins, a fleshy, ripe style and not a hard edge to be found. This impressive effort is the type of Cabernet Sauvignon that normally costs 2-3 times the price. Drinkable now, this sleeper of the vintage will age for a decade or more."

Once Daily: 2006 Terry Hoage Vineyards "The Pick" Estate Proprietary Red

2011-03-07 16:17:22 -0500

There is a renaissance of sorts going on in Paso Robles-the AVA halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles that has, for many years, been the largest area in California planted to Rhone varietals. While the well-established wineries in the area are located on the eastern, flat side of Paso, a group of young winemakers have quietly staked their claims on land on the western, hilly, "challenging" side. Luckily for us, they have risen to that challenge on a grand scale and have been producing incredible wines that have garnered numerous awards from the wine press. Today's Once Daily is the second one brought to you by Terry Hoage Vineyards and is one of the best wines we have seen come out of Paso Robles in a long, long time. The wine was awarded 90 points by Robert Parker, who described this Grenache blend as "dense ruby/purple in color, with plenty of black cherry and black currant fruit as well as a bit of licorice, tar, and spice box The wine is rich, full-bodied and pure and supple enough to be drunk now or cellared for 5-6 years." To put it plainly, THIS WINE ROCKS - and at this amazing price, you CANNOT pass on this one!

Once Daily: 2004 Medusa Old Vine Zinfandel Creekside Block, Bar 49 Vineyard

2011-03-24 21:57:37 -0400

Today's Once Daily will make you want to dig out those barbecue recipes and fire up that grill. The 2004 Medusa Old Vine Zin is chock full of dark berry and black cherry fruits, with notes of mocha and espresso that lead to a spicy finish....and at this price, you should stock up!

Once Daily: 2007 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville, Napa Valley

2011-04-07 20:17:04 -0400

Established in 1982, Groth -a family-owned winery - is located in the heart of Napa Valley on prime Cabernet Sauvignon land and has been crafting award-winning wines for over twenty-five years. The 2007 vintage was stunning, resulting in wines that are lush and complex. The Oakville Napa Cab is indeed full-bodied, with intense fruit on the nose and and a palate of blackberry, dark chocolate, espresso grinds and light hints of cedar, dust and graphite. The texture of the wine is soft and supple, typical of Cabernet Sauvignons grown in the Oakville AVA. This wine will continue to evolve in the bottle over the next ten to fifteen years.

Once Daily: 2005 Chateau de Lamarque Haut-Medoc

2011-04-19 19:38:37 -0400

Haut-Medoc in Bordeaux is home to some of the most classic, complex and beautifully-structured wines in the world, including most of the classified growths of Bordeaux. 2005 was heralded as one of the best vintages of the last century in the AOC. Naturally, you would be hard-pressed to find wine from this area and from this vintage that is anything less than delicious- and if you factor in discounted pricing, you've got yourself quite an amazing deal! Well, we have scored that deal for you with today's Once Daily. The 2005 Chateau de Lamarque, a Cabernet blend, is medium-bodied and elegant, with a fragrant nose of cassis and tobacco and a palate of dried berry fruits with hints of coffee and smoke. The few years in the bottle were well spent; the wine has a velvety texture, yet still has supple tannins. This is definitely one for the table as well as the cellar.

2008 Anderson's Conn Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Napa Valley 750 ml

2011-04-28 15:13:40 -0400

Wine Advocate: 98 Points Drink 2010 to 2040 "One of the few wineries to make a 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve that eclipsed its 2007 counterpart is Anderson’s Conn Valley. A spectacular effort that is as black as a moonless night, this full-bodied wine boasts abundant aromas of creme de cassis, camphor and subtle oak presented in a voluptuously textured, full-bodied style with terrific richness and depth. Great intensity and opulence as well as a layered mouthfeel make for a remarkable wine that should age for 20-30+ years."

Once Daily: 2004 Arger-Martucci Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley

2011-06-02 11:14:36 -0400

Can you ever have enough Napa Cab? We think not. Can you ever have enough Napa Cab at 40% off? WE KNOW NOT! That is why we are so excited about today's Once Daily, a wine that tastes so good it easily belies its cost. A Silver Medal Winner at both the 2008 California State Fair and 2009 San Diego International Wine Competition, the 2004 Arger-Martucci Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak is comprised of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The bouquet is one of leather with a hint of tobacco and cinnamon, the latter of which comes from Hungarian Oak. Winemaker Kosta Arger believes texture is very important to a wine’s character, and this wine has a solid structure with the lush mouthfeel that is the hallmark of his wines. The flavors are consistent with low-yield, hillside fruit—very intense, with black cherry and black pepper overtones. Only 986 cases were produced - LUCKY FOR YOU, WE SNAGGED A FEW!

Once Daily: 2006 Terry Hoage "Five Blocks" Cuvée

2011-06-09 15:43:17 -0400

The "Five Blocks" Cuvée received ridiculously Good Reviews (Avg 91.6) by consumers on CellarTracker. here is what the pros had to say: "The outstanding 2006 Five Blocks, a blend of 57% Syrah, 29% Grenache, and the rest Mourvedre and Cinsault, is a beautiful southern France lookalike. Lavender, black raspberry, kirsch, pepper, and spice are all front-end loaded into this seriously endowed, Cotes du Rhone-like wine. Medium to full-bodied, it offers great individuality, loads of pleasure, and is the kind of wine the Central Coast should be producing more, an intriguing blend that is both hedonistically and intellectually pleasing." - Robert Parker 90 Points "Elegant and well-balanced, with supple, full-bodied plum, black cherry and boysenberry fruit that's spicy, floral and framed by mild tannins. Deceptively complex. Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Drink now through 2013. 300 cases made." - Wine Spectator 90 Points

Once Daily: 2003 Sanguinetti Brunello di Montalcino

2011-07-27 17:55:04 -0400

Do you love Sangiovese-based wines and revel in their subtle, smoky cherry earthiness? Do you ever long to expand past the boundaries of Chianti Rufina and Chianti Classico to the hallowed region of Montalcino, but fear the price tag? Well, fear not, because today's Once Daily will fulfill all of your expectations AND be kind to your wallet. Made southwest of Florence from 100% of the Sangiovese clone in its name, Brunello di Montalcino is made to age and, at its peak, becomes a beautiful, complex expression of the grape, thanks to a pristine terroir that is tailor-made for Sangiovese as well as extended maceration of the grapes and oak aging. The 2003 Maestro Sanguineti Brunello di Montalcino is a decadent and powerful expression of the wine, with a nose and palate of Marasca cherries, black tea, coffee and pomegranate. The added years in the bottle have softened and integrated the tannins, making this wine sublime NOW - all for under $25!

Three Pack Special: 2010 Domaine Cherrier Sancerre

2011-07-28 23:26:25 -0400

TODAY'S ONCE DAILY IS A THREE-PACK! ORDER 1 UNIT; 1 = 3 BOTTLES. Sauvignon Blanc is grown all over the world, but the most elegant and classic expression of the varietal can be found in the AOC of Sancerre in France's Loire Valley. With its layers of subtle citrus notes and minerality that reflects its terroir, Sancerre is one of the most food-friendly and complex white wines in the world. If you have not yet experienced Sancerre, find out what you've been missing with today's Once Daily, the 2010 Domaine Cherrier Sancerre. It has grapefruit on the nose, with a palate that strikes the perfect harmony between its mineral and citrus elements up-front and finishes with a touch of anise and buttery, mouth-filling ripeness.

Once Daily: 2004 Podere Elia Barbaresco Serracapelli

2011-08-03 16:23:44 -0400

The excellent 2004 Podere Elia Barbaresco "Serracapelli" is dry, full body with intense aromas of roses, tar, vanilla and black fruits. Moderate in acidity, balanced alcohol and high tannins provide a long finish that dries your palate. Sip with grilled meats or cellar for a few years to soften. This wine received a 91 point rating from the Wine Spectator and 92 points from Cellar Tracker.

2005 Ladera Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2011-08-04 14:19:09 -0400

The Ladera Howell Mountain, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from one of the most historic vineyards in the Golden State. Cabernet vines were first planted on the steep hillside slopes by two French immigrants in 1877. Their winery (Nouveau Medoc) was completed in 1886 making the property the 13th registered winery in California. "The 2005 Ladera Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is abundant in fragrant aromas of blackberry, vanilla, and sweet oak. With a graceful and rich entry of dark cherries, blueberry and blackberry on the palate, the taste buds are awoken with hints of cocoa, mint and anise. Firm yet supple tannins carry this concentrated wine through to a well-structured and long finish. "

Once Daily: 2010 Banshee Sauvignon Blanc

2011-08-11 09:16:28 -0400

Crafted from Sauvignon Blanc, with 98% having been sourced from the most highly regarded producer of this varietal in the U.S., and the balance a splash of wildly aromatic SB pulled from their back pocket collection of top notch Napa Valley growers. The Banshee Sauvignon catches your eye as soon as you pour it into your glass. The brilliant straw green yellow hue screams top shelf, white Graves. On the palate, this impression is re-enforced in the way this wine offers both crisp acidity up front, yet full throttle viscosity and weight. The intense, lingering flavors are a carousel of wild flower, citrus fruits, white melon, and minerals. The 2010 Banshee "Napa Valley" Sauvignon Blanc could easily hold it's own at the table alongside a top Grand Cru Classe Pessac-Leognan such as Chateau Carbonnieux. This wine is THAT GOOD!!

Once Daily: 2008 Cesari Mara Valpolicela Superiore Ripasso

2011-08-12 07:45:45 -0400

The 2008 Cesari Mara Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso has been very well received in the marketplace including a 91 point rating in Wine Enthusiast. A full-bodied red, this wine jumps right out of the glass with aromas of ripe black fruits and wild herbs. The palate is forward and lush... kicking out the doors with flavors of the aforementioned black fruits, raisin, espresso and dark chocolate. Roast pork and steaks hot off the grill are going to absolutely shine alongside this baby. Enjoy!!

Once Daily/Thursday Three 2007 Chateau Chateau "Skulls" Grenache-Mourvedre - South Australia - 90 Points

2011-09-09 18:40:43 -0400

ORDER 1 UNIT; 1 UNIT = 3 BOTTLES. Fans of Côte-Rôtie in the Northern Rhone Valley like their wines to be savory, bold and assertive. Brawny and meaty, with aromas and flavors redolent of bacon, pepper and spice, Côte-Rôties indeed make their presence known. With prices that can exceed $100, though, they are considered special occasion bottles by many. Today's Thursday Three, the 2007 Chateau Chateau "Skulls" Grenache-Mourvedre- South Australia, stylistically pays homage to this iconic wine - without the hefty price tag attached! Awarded 90 points by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, this blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mataro (Mourvedre) is "dark ruby-colored", with "an expressive bouquet of garrigue, forest floor, spice box, and cherry. Forward, medium-bodied, and friendly, this savory effort will drink well over the next six years. " It is a great deal at its regular price of $21 per bottle and a phenomenal deal today at $12 each!

Six-Pack Special: 2007 Turnbull "Black Label" Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

2011-10-14 11:41:06 -0400

ORDER 1 UNIT; 1 UNIT = 6 BOTTLES. Make room in the wine cella, plan a rib-eye dinner and start your Christmas list! Today's Six-Pack Special, the 2007 Turnbull "Black Label" Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, has everything you want in a Napa Cab-gorgeous fruit, complexity, lush texture and huge finish. It has staying power, too-drink one now and pull one out of the cella every couple of years to see how beautifully it develops. Check out the two stellar 94-point reviews it received from some major players in the wine press! "This is certainly among the finest Turnbull Cabernets I've had, offering a mix of deep, profound blueberry and blackberry flavors, with lead pencil and graphite, yet for all its torque and thrust, there's a measure of textural finesse and detail. Best from 2013 through 2024. 500 cases made." –JL, Wine Spectator "Perhaps the best wine I have ever tasted from Turnbull is the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Black Label. An absolutely compelling example of Cabernet Sauvignon, with blueberry, blackberry, cassis, licorice, camphor and graphite, this wine is intense and full-bodied, with sweet tannin, layers of concentration, a multi-dimensional personality and a terrific finish of close to 45 seconds. This wine will be better in 5-6 years but will last 25 or more." - RP, Wine Advocate

2009 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir "Beaux Freres Vyd"- Willamette Vly, Oregon

2011-10-14 13:07:47 -0400

This is the one.... legendary wine critic Robert Parker's own personal vineyard, established twenty years ago with his brother-in-law Mike Etzel. Talk about pressure... the world's most influential wine critic putting a bulls-eye on his own back crafting Pinot Noir in Oregon's Willamette Valley!! The moxie certainly paid off, as Beaux Freres has become one of the most respected and highly sought out Pinot Noirs in the country. Even the arch nemesis "Wine Spectator" has consistently rated this wine among the very best in the land. Here is what they have to say about the 2009: "Light and spicy, with pretty red berry and cinnamon flavors that linger against the refined tannins. The flavors expand with each sip, picking up extra mineral and earth nuances, as the finish sails on unabated. It's the length that makes this special." Rated 94 Points

Once Daily: 2009 Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay, Sonoma

2011-11-02 14:13:30 -0400

The name Ferrari-Carano is synonymous with world class wine. This is classic California Chardonnay at it's best. Elegant yet rich, oak aged, yet balanced and complex and long on the palate. Truly classy stuff. You don't see this at retail often. They've built their reputation in restaurants and tend to keep it there.

Once Daily: 2008 Clonakilla Shiraz-Viognier Canberra New South Wales, Australia

2011-11-17 13:01:10 -0500

When John Kirk of Clonakilla Winery first planted vines forty years ago, he had no idea that these vines were destined to produce some of the greatest wines in Australia. Today's Once Daily, the 2008 Clonakilla Shiraz-Viognier Canberra New South Wales, is a testament to the dedication and passion of Kirk and his team and has been elevated to iconic status by many in the wine world. Check out these spectacular reviews! 96 Points - Robert Parker "The 2008 Shiraz Viognier is one of the finest vintages that I’ve tasted of this wine. Co-fermented with 6% Viognier, it was matured for 12 months in French oak, 30% new. The nose is a little closed and needs coaxing at this stage to reveal complex notes of smoky bacon and loam followed by licorice, red plums, crushed blackberries, peach blossoms and rose petals. Crisp acidity, medium level of very fine tannins and layers of savory and dark berry flavors. Very long finish. Drink 2014 to 2024."

Once Daily: 2004 Cims de Porrera "Solanes" Priorat, Spain

2011-12-06 09:15:56 -0500

"The 2004 Solanes is composed of 40% Carinena, 30% Garnacha, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon,10% Merlot and 5% Syrah and is aged for 14 months in seasoned barrels. Deep crimson-colored, it gives up an alluring bouquet of slate, scorched earth, cedar, blueberry, black cherry and black currant. Full-bodied, smooth-textured......sweetly fruited and surprisingly elegant for its size, this tasty Priorat will provide pleasure through 2020. It is also a very good value for the D.O.Q. of Priorat."

Sam Adams Infinium- In Store Pick-up Only

2011-12-09 15:06:44 -0500

A groundbreaking brew, made with only the four traditional ingredients: malted barley, hops, water and yeast, Infinium™ is a crisp champagne-like beer with fine bubbles and a fruity, spicy aroma. The crisp clean malt character and delicate fruit notes in this beer are complemented by a slight citrus flavor from dry hopping with Bavarian Noble hops. Bottle conditioning adds another layer of complexity and light spice notes.

Once Daily: 2007 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

2011-12-13 10:25:49 -0500

"Check this out if you enjoyed the classic vintages of Gruaud-Larose: This is funky and complex, with the same kind of fat that a St-Julien would boast. Initially herbal and tight, this opens into a powerful complexity, the tannins almost lamby in flavor, the fruit a deep well of cassis." 94 points, Wine & Spirits Magazine

Buy the Pair: 2007 Pelissero Barbaresco "Nubiola"

2011-12-14 13:33:45 -0500

ORDER 1 UNIT; 1 UNIT = 2 BOTTLES. Barbaresco, made in Piedmont from the Nebbiolo grape, has often found itself in the shadow of its more powerful brother, Barolo. More and more, however, wine lovers have come to appreciate its subtle beauty and it has emerged in its own right as a wine worth seeking out. Today's Buy the Pair, the 2007 Pelissero Barbaresco "Nubiola, is made from fruit sourced from vineyards in the communes of Barbaresco, Neive and Treiso, which comprise the epicenter of the Barbaresco zone. Awarded 93 points from the Wine Advocate, it "caresses the palate with layers of round, sumptuous fruit....Dark red fruit, sweet spices, flowers, licorice and new leather come together beautifully in this harmonious Barbaresco. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2027. "

Buy the Pair: 2004 Clos de L'Obac-95 Points

2011-12-21 11:57:50 -0500

ORDER 1 UNIT; 1 UNIT = 2 BOTTLES. Hey everyone-you know I love, love, love, robust red wines from Spain - and the Priorat is one of my favorite regions. Priorat reds have that magical, compelling, mind-and-tastebud-blowing combination of Old-World elegance and New-World BALLSINESS that I find irresistible. They got me on the Spain bandwagon for sure; I GUARANTEE you that today's Buy the Pair, the 2004 Clos de L'Obac, will have YOU riding the Spain train as well. Don't believe me? Check out this 95-point review from the Wine Advocate: "The purple-colored 2004 Clos de l’Obac exhibits a beautiful perfume of spice box, mineral, kirsch, red and black currants and black cherry. Intensely fruity on the palate, it is already complex, sweet and layered. The oak, tannin and acidity are nicely integrated and the finish is long and pure....drink it through 2022." Cara@BinEnds

Buy the Pair: 2001 Chateau Clos Haut-Peyraguey Sauternes 375ml

2011-12-22 13:33:04 -0500

ORDER 1 UNIT; 1 UNIT = 2 BOTTLES. Sauternes are made in the Graves region of Bordeaux and reign supreme as the king of all dessert wines. Made from the native grapes Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle, Sauternes are standard-bearers for dessert wines the world over and have the potential to evolve beautifully in the cellar for many years. Today's Buy the Pair, the Chateau Clos Haut-Peyraguey Sauternes, hails from the spectacular 2001 vintage, received multiple 90+ reviews and will be a lovely way to finish your Christmas dinner -not to mention the fact that is it 50% off! Check out some of the praise: "Smells like pure caramel with just a hint of dried apricot. Full-bodied, ultrasweet and fabulously concentrated. This goes on for minutes. Coats your palate but shows fab acidity. Big, juicy, young, sticky. Best after 2010. 2,275 cases made." -Wine Spectator, 97 Points "Deep golden color. Intense aromas of burnt oranges, apricots, spices, and petrol. Quite viscous and super concentrated on palate. Oranges and dried apricots abound, with the fruit having a certain roasted quality to it. A strong vein of botrytis runs throughout. Great depth with really good/great acidity, which keeps this from cloying and gives precision in spite of its syrupy texture. Strong and long with some caramel on the spicy, fruity finish. Excellent wine and certainly within its drinking window now, though there's no hurry." - CellarTracker, 93 Points

Once Daily: 2007 Cain Five "Estate Grown & Bottled" Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, CA

2012-01-15 17:50:06 -0500

Cain Vineyard & Winery is cradled in a spectacular bowl overlooking the Napa Valley from the crest of the Spring Mountain District. The winery is dedicated solely to the creation of terroir-driven Cabernet blends that are pure reflections of the vineyard sites from which their grapes are sourced. Today's Six-Pack Special, the 2007 Cain Five, is an utterly singular blend of the five classic Bordeaux varietals whose unique qualities are a reflection of the Cain Vineyard, which gives birth to this incredible and idiosyncratic wine. Made from a spectacular vintage and Awarded 91 points by Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate, it is "one of the finest wines Cain has yet produced" "is a superb blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot, and 1% Malbec. This is a classy, rich, concentrated effort revealing copious quantities of black fruits intermixed with licorice, coffee, and vanillin. This wine is medium to full-bodied, with a velvety texture. This rich, elegant, intense, well-balanced, impressive red should drink well for 15+ years. Production was 6,770 cases."

Buy the Pair: 1989 Grans Fassian Leiwener Klostergarten Riesling Eiswein 375ml Mosel, Germany

2012-01-26 20:24:09 -0500

ORDER 1 UNIT; 1 UNIT = 2 BOTTLES OH, I sit here writing this I am thrilled to have the opportunity to taste something as rare and beautiful as an eiswein from 1989. It is not that often that I cross paths with such a wine, but when I do I am absolutely transfixed by what is in my glass. Eiswein - or ice wine, to those on this side of the pond - are dessert wines made from frozen grapes. Freezing cracks the skins, resulting in grapes that have a higher concentration of sugar. These grapes make dessert wines that are refreshingly clean and strike a perfect balance between sweetness and acidity. Today's Buy the Pair, the 1989 Grans Fassian Leiwener Klostergarten Riesling Eiswein from Mosel, Germany, is a beautiful expression of a Riesling that has fully realized its aging potential. The honeyed nose leads to an ambrosia-like palate redolent of lemon-tinged honey laced with peach and candied apricot, which will linger on the tongue thanks to the long finish. Dessert doesn't get any better than this! We only have a few pairs - and at this price, they will go quickly! Cara@Bin Ends

Three-Pack Special: 08 Neyers Syrah "Old Lakeville Rd" Sonoma Coast

2012-02-03 10:54:08 -0500

PLEASE NOTE: Order 1 unit; 1 unit = 3 bottles This small production (890cs) Syrah from Nyers has been crafted from a steep, rocky, cool-climate, 12 acre vineyard planted to bud wood Syrah from Cornas, Hermitage, & Cote Rotie. The winemaking technique utilized here is totally old- world and the results are spectacularly expressed in the glass. From the black ink appearance in the glass to the wild brush aromatics and the concentrated, complex palate of layered fruit and garrigue, this wine has it all going on. The 2008 Old Lakeville Road Syrah has been universally well received by the press, garnering 91-point ratings from the Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, Steve Tanzer and CellarTracker. Considering the fact you can hardly get each of these critics to agree on the day of the week, this is pretty high praise. Quantities are limited. Order right away to take advantage of this offer at over 40% savings.

Three-Pack Special: 2006 Francois Feuillet Nuits-Saint-Georges "La Charmotte" Cuvee Marcel Gerbeaut

2012-02-06 09:52:58 -0500

ORDER 3 Bottles. DISCOUNT TABULATES AUTOMATICALLY. Enjoy this Francois Feuillet Nuits-Saint-Georges "La Charmotte" Cuvee Marcel Gerbeaut. Grab some while it lasts. A delightful treat and a serious red Burgundy at over 50% savings!! This village level AOC Cotes de Nuits lieu-dit(single-vineyard) is drinking wonderfully right now! Textbook Pinot Noir with great complexity,smokey notes and a dark fruit character typical of Cotes de Nuits.Finishes with a little menthol and black liquorice too! Fantastic.

Buy the Pair: 2006 Roger Perrin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Vieilles-Vignes

2012-02-23 16:31:35 -0500

ORDER 1 UNIT; 1 UNIT = 2 BOTTLES. 2006 was a great vintage in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Less-than-average rainfall, plentiful sunshine and cool nights allowed for optimum grape maturation. These ripe grapes made generous, deeply-colored and fragrant wines redolent of red and black fruits balanced by firm acidity and elegant tannins. Get in on this stellar juice with today's Buy the Pair, the 2006 Roger Perrin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Vieilles-Vignes. Awarded 92 points from Wine Advocate, it is "one of the vintage’s top successes. Deep, rich, and full-bodied, with notes of white chocolate, black cherries, cassis, truffles and resiny pine needles, this long, well-balanced 2006 has tannins that are largely concealed by the wealth of fruit. Drink it over the next 10-15 years." One for now, one for the cellar!

Once Daily: 2006 René Rostaing Côte-Rôtie Cuvée Classique

2012-03-29 08:24:20 -0400

Côte-Rôtie is to the northern Rhône what Châteauneuf-du-Pape is to the southern Rhône. Complex, earthy, powerful and age-worthy, it is a collectible wine for some and a splurge for others. Made primarily of Syrah, it is the standard against which Syrahs from other parts of the world are made. Normally quite pricey like its southern Rhône brother CdP, today it is being offered to you at the rarely-heard-of price of $30. Today's Once Daily, the 2006 René Rostaing Côte-Rôtie Cuvée Classique, received this 90-point review from the Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Côte-Rôtie Classique reveals aromas and flavors of cassis, cherries, incense, bacon fat, licorice, and olives. It is a soft, luscious, elegant red to drink over the next 7-8 years. One of the benchmark producers of Côte-Rôtie, René Rostaing’s wines are made in a classic, traditional style and are aged in either demi-muids or small barrels, a tiny percentage of which is new. Rostaing’s 25 acres" ..."include some of the finest vineyards of the appellation."

Own A Piece of History: The Last Vintage of 07 Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Bella Oaks

2012-03-30 10:39:33 -0400

Order 2 bottles.DISCOUNT TABULATES AUTOMATICALLY. From the first harvest in 1976, Heitz "Bella Oaks" Cabernet Sauvignon has been a shining example of the realized potential of wine making in Napa Valley. The tiny 18 acre parcel located on the sun soaked,west side of the valley,right in the heart of the prestigious Rutherford Bench. Grand Cru, First Growth..whatever the term you choose, Bella Oaks is one of the finest Cabs in the world. Alas,the 2007 vintage represents the passing of an era. This is the last year that Heitz will be crafting this vineyard designated wine. From this vintage forward the fruit will be blended into the Heitz Napa Valley Cabernet. With this in mind we have scooped up EVERY bottle of this wine that we could get our hands on. Rest assured this wine will be a collector's item in short order and traded at a super premium on the auction circuit. Do not miss out. Grab some for yourself today and stash them away in your cellar. Crafted from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged for 3.5 years in a combination of American and French Limousin Oak, we are talking about an instant classic here. This wine is displaying plenty of youthful vibrancy now with its forward aromas of toast/vanilla and intense black fruits driven palate, but it will age gracefully for several decades to come. We only wish we could get more.