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Red Wine: Tommasi 2013 Valpolicella Ripasso, Italy

92 Points – $27

Ruby red with a nose of cedar and cherry. Raisin, tart cherry and black pepper notes.  Spicy finish.  Good for red meats and cheese.

Ripasso is the unique re-fermentation of Valpoicella Classico Superiore on the warm dried grape skins from which Tommasi Amarone has been pressed.

Tommasi Viticoltori Valpolicella - Ripasso- 2013

Name: Valpolicella Ripasso

Grape: Corvina/Rondinella/Molinara

Region: Veneto, Italy

Maker: Tommasi

Alcohol: 13%

Red Wine: Great Wall Cabernet Sauvignon, China.

88 Points – $16

This dark red wine has the aromas of new oak, cassis and black fruits. A mouth of blackberry and currant and a tart finish. A wine to try from a new wine making area.  $16 (98 rmb)

Red Wine

Name: Great Wall 

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: China

Maker: China Great Wall Wine Co.

Price: $16

Alcohol: 12.5% 

White Wine: Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc, 2011, New Zealand

92 Points – $23

This very light yellow crystal clear wine has a crisp nose of passion fruit, lychee and gooseberry.  A tart grapefruit and kiwi taste with a crisp finish. A very good wine. Don’t forget to chill this wine to get all the thrill! Little sister to the white wine served at the Royal Wedding.

White Wine

Name: Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc

Grape: Sauvignon Blanc

Region: New Zealand, Marlborough

Maker: Villa Maria Estate Ltd

Price: $23

Alcohol: 13%


Red Wine: Fuzion Alta Reseva, 2011, Argentina.

88 Points – $13

Ruby in color with the aroma of fruit, marmalade and spice. Sweet flavor of blackberries with the expected Spanish tartness from the Tempranillo grape. Good food wine. Would pair well with pasta or paella.

Fuzion Alta Reseva

Red Wine

Name: Fuzion Alta Reseva

Grape: Malbec, Tempranillo

Region: Mendoza, Argentina

Maker: Fuzion Wines

Price: $13

Alcohol: 13.5%


Red Wine: Beringer Knights Valley Meritage, 2008, California.

90 Points – $40

A full nose of earth, stone, mushroom and oak. A plush mouthful of blackberry, coffee, cherry and earth with a nice tart finish. Good meritage.

Red Wine

Name: Beringer Knights Valley Meritage

Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, Malbec

Region: California, USA

Maker: Beringer Vineyards

Price: $40

Alcohol: 14.2%