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Cellar Notes

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Cost key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

Isabel Sauvignon Blanc, Marlboro 2011 **  $
(Great intensity of fruit with balancing acid, excellent value)

Tir Na N'Og Grenache, McLaren Vale 2008 ***  $$
(Old vine Grenache that really delivers)

Elderton Estate Shiraz, Barossa, 2010 **1/2  $$
(Big forward shiraz for big foods; great complexity)

Wishing Tree Chardonnay, Adelaide 2012  ** $
(Low price for high quality un-oaked chardonnay)

**Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Wine World.  See sponsor tab.

Cost key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

The Gruet line of sparkling wines from New Mexico  $-$$
(Blanc de noirs, blanc de blanc, rosé, extra dry)
St. Hillaire Blanquette de Limoux $
Clara C Prosecco  (Extra dry, rosé and Kosher) $
Anna de Cordorniu Brut Cava $
Schramsberg Blanc de Noir Sparkling Wine $$
Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Sparkling Wine $$
Mumm's of Napa Cuvee M,
(off-dry Sparkling wine, Brut Prestige and Blanc de blanc $$)

**Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Wine World.  See sponsor tab.

Cost key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

Splurges:
Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve Champagne $$$
Chalk Hill Chardonnay, Chalk Hill Appellation 2010 $$$
Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley $$$
Taylor-Fladgate "Vargellas" Vintage Port 2005 $$$

Good Value:
Chandon California Brut Classic Sparkling Wine $$
Fritz Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2010 $$
Hess "Aloni" Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley $$
Taylor-Fladgate Tawny Port $

Now that WYPR's new website is up and running, we wanted to let Cellar Notes listeners know how to use it to their best advantage. 

For years people have mentioned that they cannot write down our recommendations while they are driving home.  We understand.  That is why we post them on the website.

Cost key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

Chateau Peyros, Madiran 2008 $ *1/2   
(Tannat/cab suav in a rustic format)

Gordeyant Cahors 2011 ** $  
(The original Malbec, with depth and finesse)

Domaine Les Haut de Riquets "Diablerie", Cotes du Duras 2011 * $
(Mostly merlot with a touch of malbec)

Chateau K, Begerac 2009 *** $$  
(A delicious "bordeaux on steroids")

**Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Wine World.  See sponsor tab.
 

Cost key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

Millstone (Maryland) Farm Gate (Jonathan, Stayman, Rome Beauty) *1/2  $
Millstone (Maryland) Harvest (York Imperial, Rome Beauty, honey) **  $
Foggy Ridge Ciders (Va.)  First Fruit (Heirloom varietals) *1/2  $
Foggy Ridge Ciders Serious Cider (traditional English varieties) *1/2  $
Foggy Ridge Ciders Sweet Stayman (Stayman with heirlooms) **
 

**Many of these fine ciders can be purchased at Wine World.  See sponsor tab.

Cost key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

Carmel Road Winery Pinot Noir, Monterey 2012 $ * 1/2
(A good value in basic California pinot noir)

Carmel Road Winery Chardonnay, Monterey 2011 $  **
(Remarkable quality for the price)

Carmel Road Winery "Liberated" Riesling, Monterey 2012 $  ***
(An incredibly good riesling for a very low price)

**Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Wine World.  See sponsor tab.
 

Cost key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

(Al tasted all these wines and found them worthy of your interest.  All are priced $$$)

Allegrini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2008 **
(Rustic, tannic, old school)

Begali Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2008 ***
(Velvety, voluptuous, powerful)

Brigaldara Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2008 ***+
(Sweet, deep, young, gently bitter, wonderful)

Cost key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

Bernier Chardonnay, Val de Loire, 2012  $ **
(A fabulous wine for lovers of unoaked chardonnay)

Cartlidge and Brown Chardonnay, North Coast 2010  $ * 1/2
(Very reliable entry level chard at a very low price)

Liveli Primonero", Salento 2010 $  * 1/2
(Very lively Italian red, with bright flavors and surprising depth)

R&B Cellars "The Improvisor", California NV  $  **
(Big and rich and remarkably complex for the price)

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