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MONTES TAITA

Named after a word used in Chile to refer to a wise father or a father figure,  iconic Chilean winemaker Aurelio Montes released the inaugural Montes Taita, a single-vineyard, Cabernet blend that has been six years in the making. The limited production, super icon Taita was created in collaboration with Chilean soil scientist …

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EMERITUS HALLBERG RANCH PINOT NOIR

Anyone who has ever questioned the reason for Pinot Noir’s popularity probably hasn’t tasted the Emeritus Hallberg Ranch Pinot Noir. This limited production Pinot from a perfectly situated ridge in the heart of the Russian River Valley (aptly called the Gold Ridge), is pure charm. The sleek, sophisticated bottle sets the stage …

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CHATEAU MARGAUX 2009 BALTHAZAR

If you find yourself passing through Dubai and are looking for a lux way to spend $195,000, a Balthazar of 2009 Château Margaux could be a perfect memento. The first-ever Balthazar (equivalent to 16 bottles) of Château Margaux claims to be the world’s most expensive single bottle of wine to be sold in …

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CALIFORNIA SQUARE

Wine has a fascinating way of both transcending boundaries and adhering to tradition. Case in point, California Square has launched a line of unconventional square bottles filled with classic CA wine. The brand challenges the consumer to shake up the common preconceptions of what wine should look like, in a …

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KIVELSTADT CELLARS

When asked to describe his portfolio of wines, Jordan Kivelstadt, the gregarious and talented winemaker behind Kivelstadt Cellars, spiritedly describes them as “as eclectic as the people who make them.” While this sentiment is certainly reflected in the unique varietals and fresh take on the wine industry, his humble description …

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PENFOLDS AMPOULE PROJECT

With only 12 handblown vessels in existence, the Penfolds Ampoule Project ($168,000) is a testament to the respect that Penfolds has not only for fine wine, but for innovation and heritage. Penfolds commissioned South Australia’s finest artists and craftsmen to create a rare objet d’art, designed to store wine in the most ideal environment. Sealed in …

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SCARLETT CABERNET SAUVIGNON

At first glance, it’s the exotic, redheaded beauty on the label of the 2011 Scarlett Cabernet Sauvignon that captures your attention; but it’s the wine inside that will win you over forever. This complex Cab hails from some of the best vines in Napa Valley, which is immediately evident in …

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