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All wines are 750ml unless otherwise specied. Prices do not include Consumption Tax.“S”after the vintage signies Screw Cap. RRP= Recommended Retail Price.-9-VC’s Recommendations This WinterNEWCafayate is a dry mountainous area located in the central Calchaquí Valley, Salta Province, in north-western Argentina. Here, at an altitude of 1,800m you’ll nd Bodega Amalaya. “Amalaya” means “Hope for a Miracle” in the language of the natives who for centuries wished for the miracle of a rich harvest. Bodega Colome's owner, Donald Hess, was also named “Amalaya” because he created a “mira-cle” by nding a place to grow grapes in the desert.In Cafayate strong ultraviolet rays and wide day-to-night temperature dierences contribute to fully ripe grapes that are rich in acid. ‘White’, a blend of Torrontés and Riesling, is characterized by citrus notes, pure fruit, good acidity and a distinctive mineral note. ‘Rose’, a blend of Malbec and Torrontés, shows aromas of orange blossom, with notes of cherries and strawberries. It is fresh, velvety and fruity in the mouth, with an elegant nish. ‘Red’ has ripe strawberries and raspberries, with a touch of pepper and spice aromas, with red fruit, and round soft tannins on a delicate lingering nish.[11190]Varietals: Torrontés 85%, Riesling 15%. Alc. 12.5%[11189] Varietals: Malbec 95%, Torrontés 5%. Alc. 13.0%[11188] Varietals: Malbec 85%, Tannat 10%, Petit Verdot 5%. Alc.13.9%RRP ¥1,500Amalaya White 2018(S)CODE11190CODE11190CODE11189CODE11188RRP ¥1,500Amalaya Rose 2018(S)CODE11189RRP ¥1,850Amalaya Red Malbec Blend 2018CODE11188Origin: Calchaquí Valley, Salta, ArgentinaAmalaya ‘Hope for a miracle’ realizedCODE11241Chappellet Grower Collection SeriesRRP ¥8,200Varietal: ChardonnayAlc. 14.1%Chappellet launched the Grower Collec-tion Series to make wines from select contract vineyards in Sonoma. Calesa Vine-yard is located in Sonoma County’s new AVA, Petaluma Gap, a ‘wind ridge’ where the fog and wind funnel inland through breaks in the hills along the Pacic coast. The palate shows luxurious layers of brioche, with melted butter and baking spices adding depth and complexity to avours of lemon drop, lychee and apricot, ne-tuned acidity and subtle hints of smoke and sweet oak. (Scheduled to arrive in mid-December) Wine Advocate 93+ pts.Chappellet Grower CollectionCalesa Vineyard Chardonnay 2017Origin: Sonoma County, California, Sonoma CoastCODE11242Pinot Noir from the steep slopes of Russian RiverRRP ¥7,500Varietal: Pinot NoirAlc. 13.9%Porter Creek’s vineyards on the left bank of the Russian River, along Westside Road, are on a steep south-facing hillside, and the Fiona Hill vineyard’s hard clay top soil with a fractured stone bedrock places continual stress on the vines, resulting in concentrat-ed fruit. Complex aromas of wild berries and forest oor, a weighty mid-palate and long silky nish. Winemaker Alex Davis says it has the structure to age beautifully for 7-10 years. (Scheduled to arrive in mid-December)Porter CreekPinot Noir Fiona Hill 2016Origin: Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

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