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1 VVW News - December 2014 Champagne & Sparkling Wine 15 PERCENT OFF On all purchases of three or more bottles through 12/31 A NEW VINTAGE OF OUR BEST-SELLING WHITE 2013 Bourgogne Blanc (Lamblin) This Chardonnay from Chablis is an amazing value. Even though we rarely promote it, it has been our best selling white wine over the last five years. True to its origin, it is a dry, spare sort of Chardonnay. The newlyarrived 2013 is as good as ever, with a bright, zesty character and a lovely core of lemony citrus fruit. It may not be complex or ageworthy, but that s not its purpose. If you are interested in a great, all-purpose, everyday white at a very reasonable price, you can hardly do better than this Bourgogne Blanc (Lamblin) $15.00 HALF-CASE SPECIAL 15 Percent Off $76.50 ($76.50/6 bottles = $12.75/bottle) HALF-CASE SAMPLER 15 PERCENT OFF EVERYDAY italian Reds It is always comforting to have a stash of delicious, moderately-priced reds on hand, whether it is the holiday season or not. Here are three tasty Italian bargains, one each from Piedmont, Tuscany, and Sicily. Each one is interesting and distinctive, and an excellent example of its varietal. And with the sampler discount, you get them for less than $15 a bottle Barbera d Alba Brame (Deltetto)... $ percent Barbera from the hills of Piedmont Morellino di Scansano (Lohsa)... $ percent Sangiovese from the Tuscan coast Nero d Avola Tenuta Ibidini (Valle dell Acate)... $ percent Nero d Avola from sunny Sicily. EVERYDAY ITALIAN REDS SAMPLER 2 bottles of each - 15 Percent Off - $85.50 ($85.50/6 bottles = $14.25/bottle) December SALEs Aged Red Wine Magnums 20 Percent Off Vintage Ports 30 Percent Off See inside for details SPECIAL EVENING TASTING 2012 Cote de Nuits Grand Crus featuring six exceptional early arrivals ARLAUD - MONGEARD-MUGNERET COMTE DE VOGUE Wednesday December 17 7:30pm Prepaid reservations required Please inquire or visit for details

2 2 AGED RED WINE MAGNUMS 20 PERCENT OFF December Magnum madness Regular 20% Off Price Price 2003 Chinon Clos de la Dioterie (Charles Joguet)... $ $ Vin de Pays des Bouches du Rhone (Trevallon)... $ $ Bandol La Migoua (Tempier)... $ $ Bandol La Tourtine (Tempier)... $ $ Bandol (Tempier)... $ $ Gigondas Terrasse du Diable (Les Pallieres)... $ $ Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Beaucastel)... $ $ Gigondas (Les Pallieres)... $ $ Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Reservée (Pegau)... $ $ Cornas (Auguste Clape)... $ $ Cornas (Auguste Clape)... $ $ Hermitage (J.L. Chave)... $ $ Hermitage (J.L. Chave)... $ $ Barbaresco Bric Balin (Moccagatta)... $ $ Barolo Le Vigne (Sandrone)... $ $ Barbaresco Starderi (La Spinetta)... $ $ Barolo Carobric (Paolo Scavino)... $ $ Barolo Bric del Fiasc (Paolo Scavino)... $ $ Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra (Clerico)... $ $ Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello (Ridge)... $ $ Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello (Ridge)... $ $ Note: This is a partial list. Many more are available. Inquire or visit for the complete list. Altare s 2010 Barolos DECEMBER SPECIAL - 15 PERCENT OFF on purchases of three or more bottles of Altare wines Regular 15% Off Price Price 2010 Barolo (Elio Altare)... $ $ The 2010 Barolo wraps around the palate with plums, mocha, smoke, menthol, spices and new leather. This is an unusually dark, muscular style for a straight Barolo. The shoulders are broad, but at the same time, there is more than enough richness to balance the tannins. The 2010 should drink well pretty much upon release, as it is packed with fruit, supple in personality and full of near-term appeal. Altare sources fruit from La Morra, Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga for his Barolo (92/100) - Antonio Galloni, Vinousmedia.com 2010 Barolo Arborina (Elio Altare)... $ $ Altare's 2010 Barolo Arborina bristles on the palate with striking energy and finesse. Freshly cut flowers, mint, sweet spices, licorice and rose petals all meld together in a layered, impeccable Barolo loaded with class. The flavors are bright, chiseled and beautifully nuanced. The 2010 finishes with marvelous freshness and tons of saline-infused nuances (95/100) - Antonio Galloni, Vinousmedia.com 2010 Barolo Brunate (Elio Altare)... $ $ The 2010 Barolo Brunate is a wine for the Gods and Goddesses. Dark, layered and brooding, the 2010 covers every inch of the palate with intense dark fruit and a seemingly endless mélange of powerful, balsamic-inflected notes. The finish is long, intense and superbly layered. Today the 2010 is huge, explosive and flat-out great. Hints of rose petals and violets leave a lasting impression. This is a monumental Barolo from the Altare family (98/100) - Antonio Galloni, Vinousmedia.com

3 Vintage Port Sale 30 Percent Off Regular 30% Off Price Price 1990 Port Malvedos (Graham s)... $ $ Port Passadouro (Niepoort)... $ $ Port (Smith Woodhouse)... $ $ Port (Smith Woodhouse)... $ $ Port Guimaraens (Fonseca)... $ $ Port (Quinta do Vesuvio)... $ $ Quinta do Vesuvio's saturated blue/purple color is more dense than many of its peers. Impressive in the mouth, with full body, sweet creme de cassis and blackberry liqueur intermixed with smoke, earth, and spice, this sensual effort possesses elegance allied to power and authority. Complex, fat, rich, and intense, it is an exceptionally stylish, graceful effort to enjoy between (91/100) - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate 2003 Port (Quinta do Vesuvio)... $ $ Port (Dow s)... $ $ An opaque blue/purple color (typical of this vintage's top offerings) is followed by a strikingly provocative aromatic display (flowers, licorice, blackberries, and cassis). This firmly-structured, classic, tightly-knit, restrained port exhibits brilliant purity as well as impressive intensity. While not the most dramatic or flamboyant, it is a beautiful, classically structured port that will age gracefully. Anticipated maturity: (94/100) - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate 1997 Port (Fonseca)... $ $ Port (Taylor, Fladgate)... $ $ Saturated black/purple-colored, with stunning aromatics of blueberries, blackberries, licorice, and iron, this spectacular vintage port is one of the stars of the vintage. Extremely full-bodied, with silky tannin, spectacular concentration and purity, multiple flavor levels, and an evolved, forward personality, this is an exquisite yet precocious 1997 vintage port. Anticipated maturity: (96/100) - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate 1994 Port (Fonseca)... $ $ One of the most spectacular 1994s, this opaque purple-colored wine is an exotic, flamboyant, ostentatious port. Extremely fragrant and pungent, with a flashy display of jammy cassis, pepper, licorice, and truffles, this port is an attention-grabber. Awesomely rich, and full-bodied, with superb length, richness, and overall balance, it possesses a huge mid-palate, layers of flavor, an unctuous texture, and a blockbuster finish. This wine will drink fabulously well at age ten, but keep for up to thirty years (97/100) - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate 1994 Port (Taylor, Fladgate)... $ $ When tasting young vintage ports, Taylor is always the most backward. Yet potentially, it has the capability to be the most majestic. This classically made, opaque purple-colored wine is crammed with black fruits (blueberries and cassis). It reveals high tannin and a reserved style, but it is enormously constituted with massive body, a formidable mid-palate, and exceptional length. It is a young, rich, powerful Taylor that will require years of aging. Compared to the more flashy, forward style of the 1992, the 1994 has more in common with 1977 and (97/100) - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate 1992 Port (Fonseca)... $ $ Port (Taylor, Fladgate)... $ $ Taylor's 1992 Vintage Port is unquestionably the greatest young port I have ever tasted. It represents the essence of what vintage port can achieve. The color is an opaque black/purple, and the nose offers up fabulously intense aromas of minerals, cassis, blackberries, licorice, and spices, as well as extraordinary purity and penetration. Yet this is still an unformed and infantile wine. If Chateau Latour made a late-harvest Cabernet Sauvignon, I suspect it might smell like this. In the mouth, the wine is out of this world, displaying layer upon layer of concentrated black fruits backed by well-integrated tannin and structure. This is a massive, magnificently rich, full-bodied port that will be far more flattering in its youth than were such Taylors as the 1983, 1977, or It possesses awesome fruit, marvelous intensity, and lavish opulence, all brilliantly well-delineated by the wine's formidable structure. This monumental year port is a must purchase for port aficionados! (100/100) - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate 1977 Port (Taylor, Fladgate)... $ $

4 Puligny-Montrachet Premier Crus DECEMBER SPECIAL - 15 PERCENT OFF on purchases of six or more bottles of 2010 Puligny-Montrachets Regular 15% Off Price Price 2010 Puligny-Montrachet La Truffière (Vincent Morey)... $ $ Pale, bright, green-tinged yellow. Lemon, iodine and lavender on the soil-driven nose. Rich, opulent and sweet, with an almost exotic ripeness to the pineapple and honey flavors. This very ripe, saline wine conveys a strong impression of solidity. (93/100) - Steve Tanzer, International Wine Cellar 2010 Puligny-Montrachet Champ-Canet (Jean-Marc Boillot)... $ $ Puligny-Montrachet Les Perrieres (Francois Carillon)... $ $ Puligny-Montrachet Les Referts (Etienne Sauzet)... $ $ Bright, light yellow. Very pure, scented aromas of lime, lemon ice and acacia flower; conveys a strong impression of the site's deep soil. Big, broad and sweet, but kept firm and fresh but harmonious acidity. Communicates a strong impression of extract and finishes with good tactile grip. Really stimulates the salivary glands. But I'd hold this for a few years. (92(+?)/100) - Steve Tanzer, International Wine Cellar 2010 Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes (Francois Carillon)... $ $ Puligny-Montrachet La Truffière (Jean-Marc Boillot)... $ $ Brisk lemon aroma complemented by sexy oak char. Dense, rich and taut, with terrific innermouth energy to the citrus, stone fruit and spice flavors. Classic Boillot white Burgundy in its tension, purity and brisk acidity. Tightly coiled, very long wine with the spine for a graceful evolution in bottle. (94(+?)/100) - Steve Tanzer, International Wine Cellar 2010 Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes (Etienne Sauzet)... $ $ Red Burgundies DECEMBER SPECIAL - 15 PERCENT OFF on purchases of six or more bottles of 2012 Red Burgundies Regular 15% Off DOMAINE ARLAUD MOREY-SAINT-DENIS Price Price 2012 Bourgogne Rouge Roncevie (Arlaud)... $ $ Chambolle-Musigny (Arlaud)... $ $ There is enough reduction to render the nose difficult to read yet the underlying fruit does appear to be fully ripe. There is a lacy and cool mouth feel to the delicious and refined middle weight flavors with very fine-grained tannins supporting the ever-so-slightly austere finish (87-89/100) - Allen Meadows, Burghound.com 2012 Morey-Saint-Denis "Aux Chezeaux" (Arlaud)... $ $ Morey-Saint-Denis "Les Millandes" (Arlaud)... $ $ An interesting and very pretty nose combines notes of lavender, cherry, raspberry and just enough earth to notice. There is good volume and punch to the solidly well-concentrated medium weight flavors that terminate in a mildly chewy and serious yet well-balanced and complex finish (89-92/100) - Allen Meadows, Burghound.com 2012 Morey-Saint-Denis "Les Ruchots" (Arlaud)... $ $ Here the nose is intensely floral with a broad-ranging nose of raspberry, cherry, red currant and soft earth nuances. There is a lovely mouth feel to the beautifully well-detailed medium weight flavors that possess good volume and verve before terminating in a moderately austere, wellbalanced and impressively persistent finale. Good stuff that is worth your attention (90-92/100) - Allen Meadows, Burghound.com 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin "Les Combottes" (Arlaud)... $ $ A perfumed, cool and restrained nose features pure aromas of red and black currant, cassis and rose petal scents. The delicious, intense and well-detailed flavors possess a wonderfully beguiling and silky mouth feel, all wrapped in a mineral-inflected, balanced and strikingly long finish. A classic Combottes of finesse and punch (90-93/100) - Allen Meadows, Burghound.com

5 2012 Charmes-Chambertin (Arlaud)... $ $ Good medium red. Wild aromas of berries, licorice and gibier. Densely packed and animated, with enticing floral lift to the flavors of wild small red berries. This firmly built, youthfully tight wine doesn't have quite the sweetness or perfumed character of the Clos de la Roche but there's nothing hard about its tannins. (91-93/100) - Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar 2012 Clos de la Roche (Arlaud)... $ $ Palish red. Captivating aromas of strawberry, raspberry, brown spices, rust and rose petal. Silky on entry, then shapely and energetic, boasting excellent inner-mouth tension to the saline red berry, spice and orange peel flavors. This, too, spreads out nicely to saturate the palate, with the fine-grained tannins in perfect balance with the wine's fruit. A lovely Clos de la Roche in the making. (92-94/100) - Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar 2012 Bonnes-Mares (Arlaud)... $ $ Bright medium red. Ripe, musky nose combines redcurrant, cherry, roasted herbs and underbrush, with a mounting wild berry character; quite mellow and complex. Sweet and silky on entry, then dense with extract in the middle, showing multidimensional flavors of red fruits, blueberry, minerals, orange peel, spices and crushed rock; offers the uncanny combination of saline extract and fresh fruit found only in Burgundy. Finishes with a serious spine but the tannins are ripe and complex. Based on my tasting of more than a dozen examples of 2012 Bonnes-Mares, this is a seriously good vintage for this normally austere grand cru. If Arlaud's 2012s don't quite offer the taut, high-pitched aromatics of his 2010s, their richness will make them more pleasurable earlier on. (93-95/100) - Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar DOMAINE MONGEARD-MUGNERET VOSNE-ROMANÉE 2012 Bourgogne Rouge (Mongeard-Mugneret)... $ $ Savigny-les-Beaune Les Narbantons (Mongeard-Mugneret)... $ $ Fixin (Mongeard-Mugneret)... $ $ Pernand-Vergelesses Les Vergelesses (Mongeard-Mugneret)... $ $ Beaune Les Avaux (Mongeard-Mugneret)... $ $ Gevrey-Chambertin (Mongeard-Mugneret)... $ $ Vosne-Romanée (Mongeard-Mugneret)... $ $ Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Plateaux (Mongeard-Mugneret)... $ $ Vougeot Premier Cru (Mongeard-Mugneret)... $ $ Vosne-Romanée Les Orveaux (Mongeard-Mugneret)... $ $ Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Boudots (Mongeard-Mugneret)... $ $ Vosne-Romanée Les Petits Monts (Mongeard-Mugneret)... $ $ Echézeaux (Mongeard-Mugneret)... $ $ Clos Vougeot (Mongeard-Mugneret)... $ $ Here the wood treatment is discreet though hardly invisible as it allows the cool aromas of red currant, earth and floral aromas to still be appreciated. There is also good volume to the concentrated, round and very fleshy middle weight plus flavors that conclude in a moderately austere, well-balanced and solidly complex finale (91-93/100) - Allen Meadows, Burghound.com 2012 Echézeaux La Grande Complication (Mongeard-Mugneret)... $ $ A background application of wood frames the intensely floral aromas of ripe black cherry fruit and Asian spice nuances. The stems are evident on the big, dense and very serious flavors that brim with dry extract that helps to buffer the very firm tannic spine on the wonderfully complex and persistent finish. This is decidedly old school in style and I wouldn't buy this beast without the express intention of cellaring it for the long-term (92-94/100) - Allen Meadows, Burghound.com 2012 Grands Echézeaux (Mongeard-Mugneret)... $ $ This is also quite floral with plenty of lovely spicy elements adding breadth to the reserved yet layered aromas of black cherry, plum and slightly earthy aromas. There is very solid concentration to the supple and relatively refined medium weight plus flavors that display subtle but focused power on the wonderfully long, harmonious and palate staining finish. This is excellent though note too that plenty of cellar time will be required (92-95/100) - Allen Meadows, Burghound.com 5

6 6 TASTING BAR SCHEDULE - DECEMBER 2014 For more complete information, please visit and click Tasting Bar CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPES: TUESDAY 12/2 & WEDNESDAY 12/3 20 PERCENT OFF ON 6 OR MORE BOTTLES 2009 was a superb vintage in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, its wines packed with gorgeous fruit and flavor. Here are eight impressive wines, available at 20% off on purchase of six or more bottles Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Cristia); 2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Cuvée du Vatican); 2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape (La Cote de L Ange); 2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Clos du Mont Olivet); 2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Mas de Boislauzon); 2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Olivier Hillaire); 2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pierre Usseglio); 2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau (Vieux Télégraphe). CORNAS SURVEY THURSDAY 12/4 This tasting showcases full-flavored Cornas from six vintages, including four from superstar Auguste Clape Cornas Premices (Durand); 2011 Cornas Renaissance (Clape); 2007 Cornas Renaissance (Clape); 2004 Cornas (Clape); 2008 Cornas Chaillot (Thierry Allemand); 2003 Cornas (Clape). ARTISAN CHAMPAGNES II FRIDAY 12/5 & SATURDAY 12/6 Our second Champagne tasting of the season features three superb Blanc de Blancs from Le Mesnil, Paul Bara s iconic Bouzy Rosé, and three sensational vintage bottlings. Champagne Le Mesnil Grand Cru (Pierre Moncuit); Champagne Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru (Guy Charlemagne); Champagne Cuvée de Reserve Grand Cru (Pierre Peters); Rosé Champagne Bouzy Grand Cru (Paul Bara); 2006 Champagne Special Club (J. Lassalle); 2004 Champagne Nicole Moncuit (Pierre Moncuit); 2008 Champagne Special Club (Marc Hebrart) MEURSAULTS TUESDAY 12/9 & WEDNESDAY 12/ is a great vintage for Meursault. Here are five exciting efforts, along with a Chardonnay ringer from Sonoma Meursault Les Chevalières (Thierry Matrot); 2012 Meursault Les Clous (Bouchard); 2012 Chardonnay Sonoma County Estate (Peay); 2012 Meursault Les Pellans (Jean-Marc Boillot); 2012 Meursault Les Charrons (Jean-Marc Boillot); 2012 Meursault Les Genevrières (Bouchard). ELIO ALTARE S 2010s: BAROLO & LANGHE ROSSO THURSDAY 12/ is considered one of the greatest Barolo vintages of all time, and superstar Elio Altare nailed it. Here are his three Barolos and three Langhe rossos Barolo (Altare): 2010 Langhe Rosso La Villa (Altare); 2010 Langhe Rosso Larigi (Altare); 2010 Langhe Rosso Arborina (Altare); 2010 Barolo Arborina (Altare); 2010 Barolo Brunate (Altare). ARLAUD 2012 COTE DE NUITS REDS FRIDAY 12/12 & SATURDAY 12/ is the fourth straight superb vintage for the Arlaud brothers at Morey-Saint-Denis. Here are seven of their exceptional Cote de Nuits reds, ranging from Bourgogne to Grand Cru Bourgogne Rouge Roncevie (Arlaud); 2012 Chambolle-Musigny (Arlaud); 2012 Morey-Saint-Denis Aux Chezeaux (Arlaud); 2012 Morey-Saint-Denis Les Millandes (Arlaud); 2012 Morey-Saint-Denis Les Ruchots (Arlaud); 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Combottes (Arlaud); 2012 Clos de la Roche (Arlaud). MONGEARD-MUGNERET 2012 RED BURGUNDIES TUESDAY 12/16 & WEDNESDAY 12/17 We have sixteen magnificent Mongeard-Mugneret 2012s in stock. This first tasting showcases seven of them Bourgogne Rouge (Mongeard-Mugneret); 2012 Savigny-les-Beaune Les Narbantons (Mongeard- Mugneret); 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin (Mongeard-Mugneret); 2012 Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Plateaux (Mongeard-Mugneret); 2012 Vougeot Premier Cru (Mongeard-Mugneret); 2012 Vosne-Romanée Les Orveaux (Mongeard-Mugneret); 2012 Echezeaux (Mongeard-Mugneret). VINTAGE PORT SALE: 30 PERCENT OFF THURSDAY 12/18 We haven t sold a lot of vintage Ports in recent years, so we re putting our entire stock on sale at 30% off this month. Here are eight Ports ranging from 2003 back to Port Malvedos (Graham s); 2000 Port Passadouro (Niepoort); 2000 Port (Smith-Woodhouse); 2003 Port (Smith-Woodhouse); 1986 Port Guimaraens (Fonseca); 2000 Port (Quinta do Vesuvio); 2003 Port (Quinta do Vesuvio); 2000 Port (Dow s). ARTISAN CHAMPAGNES III FRIDAY 12/19 & SATURDAY 12/20 Artisan Champagne we can t get enough of them! Here is the third in our holiday series of tastings. You get a lot more for your money with these rare, small-scale bottlings than you do with those from the big names. Champagne Cramant Grand Cru (Lancelot-Pienne); Champagne Les Sept Crus (Agrapart); 2008 Champagne Gastronome (Pierre Gimonnet); 2006 Champagne Blanc de Blancs (J. Lassalle); Champagne Grand Cellier (Vilmart); 2002 Champagne Blanc de Blancs (Delamotte); 2006 Champagne Special Club (Pierre Gimonnet).

7 1998 & 1999 CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPES MONDAY 12/22 Here are six great Châteauneuf-du-Papes with age, from Pegau, Vieux Télégraphe, and Beaucastel, two from 1999 and four from Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau (Vieux Télégraphe); 1999 Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Beaucastel); 1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau (Vieux Télégraphe); 1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reservée (Pegau); 1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Beaucastel); 1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Jacques Perrin (Beaucastel) PULIGNY-MONTRACHET PREMIER CRUS TUESDAY 12/23 Let s see how the superb 2010 White Burgundies are doing at four years of age here are seven Puligny- Montrachet Premier Crus Puligny-Montrachet La Truffière (Vincent Morey); 2010 Puligny-Montrachet Champ-Canet (Jean- Marc Boillot); 2010 Puligny-Montrachet Les Perrieres (Francois Carillon); 2010 Puligny-Montrachet Les Referts (Etienne Sauzet); 2010 Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes (Francois Carillon); 2010 Puligny- Montrachet La Truffière (Jean-Marc Boillot); 2010 Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes (Etienne Sauzet). CHRISTMAS EVE WEDNESDAY 12/24 We will be open today from 11am to 3pm, with four delicious selections available for tasting. Champagne Le Mesnil Grand Cru (Pierre Moncuit); 2012 Puligny-Montrachet (Jean-Marc Boillot); 2009 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Il Macchione); 2011 Pinot Noir Melville (Samsara). FORMAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON VERTICAL FRIDAY 12/26 & SATURDAY 12/27 Ric Forman is arguably Napa Valley s first superstar winemaker. Although sometimes overlooked today, there is little question Forman has had a profound influence on a number of younger winemakers who still speak of him with great reverence. In 2012 Forman celebrated his 46th harvest. Today, Forman counts on the assistance of his son Toby, in running this small, family-owned jewel of an estate. As for the wines, they are superb, but, best of all, remain realistically priced for the consumer who wants to drink top-flight Cabernet Sauvignon without having to take out a second mortgage. Forman s Cabernet is one of the classic masterpieces of Napa Valley. - Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate Here are seven Forman vintages from the newly-arrived 2011 back to Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (Forman); 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (Forman); 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (Forman); 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (Forman); 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (Forman); 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (Forman); 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (Forman). AGED BAROLOS MONDAY 12/29 Aged Barolo is one of the greatest wines on earth. Here are six magnificent selections from the 1990s, all from top producers in great vintages Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra (Clerico); 1999 Barolo Bric del Fiasc (Paolo Scavino); 1999 Barolo Le Vigne (Sandrone); 1996 Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra (Clerico); 1990 Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra (Clerico); 1996 Langhe Rosso Sperss (Gaja). VINTAGE PORT SALE: 30 PERCENT OFF TUESDAY 12/30 FONSECA & TAYLOR, FLADGATE Our second December Port tasting showcases top vintages from the two greatest producers Fonseca and Taylor, Fladgate. Vintage Port at its very best Port (Fonseca); 1997 Port (Taylor, Fladgate); 1994 Port (Fonseca); 1994 Port (Taylor, Fladgate); 1992 Port (Fonseca); 1992 Port (Taylor, Fladgate), 1977 Port (Taylor, Fladgate). RIDGE MONTE BELLO VERTICAL WEDNESDAY 12/31 And for our 2014 finale, we ll line up eight vintages of Ridge Monte Bello, arguably California s greatest red wine over the last four decades. We ll close at 6pm for New Year s Eve Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello (Ridge); 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello (Ridge); 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello (Ridge); 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello (Ridge); 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello (Ridge); 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello (Ridge); 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello (Ridge); 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello (Ridge). MONGEARD-MUGNERET RED BURGUNDIES FRIDAY 1/2 & SATURDAY 1/3 We ll start 2015 with a second lineup of Mongeard-Mugneret s delicious 2012s, including two villages wines, four Premier Crus, and one Grand Cru Fixin (Mongeard-Mugneret); 2012 Pernand-Vergelesses Les Vergelesses (Mongeard-Mugneret); 2012 Beaune Les Avaux (Mongeard-Mugneret); 2012 Vosne-Romanée (Mongeard-Mugneret); 2012 Nuits-Saint- Georges Les Boudots (Mongeard-Mugneret); 2012 Vosne-Romanée Les Petits Monts (Mongeard-Mugneret); 2012 Clos Vougeot (Mongeard-Mugneret). 7

8 HOLIDAY CHAMPAGNE SALE 15 PERCENT OFF on 3 or more bottles through 12/31/14!"#$%&'()$$&*)"( +,$,&-.$%)/0 -)"1 -)(.&)(%.2&') -0#*"%&3.,&456 Return Service Requested DECEMBER VINTAGE PORT SALE 30 PERCENT OFF December Magnum Madness 20 Percent Off SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS: Monday 12/22 11 am - 7 pm Tuesday 12/23 11 am - 7 pm Wednesday 12/24 11 am - 3 pm Thursday 12/25 CLOSED Friday 12/26 11 am - 8 pm Saturday 12/27 11 am - 7 pm Monday 12/29 11 am - 7 pm Tuesday 12/30 11 am - 7 pm Wednesday 12/31 11 am - 6 pm Thursday 1/1 CLOSED Friday 1/2 11 am - 8 pm Saturday 1/3 11 am - 7 pm DIRECTIONS: From I Exit at Page Mill Road and head east on Page Mill into Palo Alto. Turn left (north) on El Camino Real. Turn right at the first traffic light on El Camino, which will be S. California Avenue. We will be on your right about halfway down the first block. From US Exit at Oregon Expressway, and head west on Oregon Expressway into Palo Alto. Turn right (north) on El Camino Real. Turn right at the first traffic light on El Camino, which will be S. California Avenue. We will be on your right about halfway down the first block. PARKING: Free parking along S. California Avenue, in the Palo Alto Public Parking Garage on Cambridge Avenue, and in the Palo Alto Public Parking Lot on Sherman Avenue. HOURS: Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 11 am - 7 pm 11 am - 7 pm 11 am - 7 pm 11 am - 8 pm 11 am - 7 pm VVW News December (650) FAX: (650)

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