Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Dirty Dozen 12 Bottle Pack

The Dirty Dozen - Spring 2013

Tired of playing Russian Roulette with your weekly wine purchases? Frustrated that your buddies keep walking into your cellar and end up pulling out the gems you were saving for a special occasion? Well we've got the prescription for what ails you! We scoured the world's best regions and came back with twelve stunners with a true focus on "taste-per-dollar." It's the ultimate roundup, and with ground shipping included, you can always count on Bounty Hunter to deliver the goods. Whether it's your Tuesday night wine, or the sixth cork popped at your weekly poker night, this is one gamble that will pay off big!


Net item - no discounts apply

'11 Agriverde "Piane di Maggio" • Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Oh, my. This got our attention in a big way. A sexed-up entry of purple fruits and violets yields to warm earth and fleshy fruit tannins on the finish. An absolute nobrainer for the bargain hunter.

'10 Ridge Runner Cabernet Sauvignon • California Not many Cabs in this price tier actually taste like Cabernet, but we'd argue you'll find your happy place here. Bing cherry and fresh herbs get a little iodine and mineral note on the finish. Your steak will thank you!

'10 Li Veli "Orion" Primitivo • Salentino Zinfandel's Italian cousin offers many of the same familial traits when treated the right way: warm, generous fruit, a supple texture and a finish laden with ample spice notes.

'11 Rio Lento Tempranillo-Syrah • La Mancha The Spanish are absolute masters at cranking out delicious reds for a pittance. This juicy little number dances across the palate with red berries, purple fruits and supple, polished tannins. You'll be back for more!

'11 Caparzo Sangiovese • Toscana We wish every value-priced Italian red tasted like this! Briary black fruits, chocolate and spice are packed into a round, satisfying mouthful of Tuscan red. Your pizza oven just found a new friend.

'10 Roi De Colline • Côtes du Rhône Among our favorite locales for value, a sexed-up Côtes du Rhône from a ripe vintage is always a solid bet for a house wine. Blackberry and blue fruit flavors get a little pepper dusting to remind you of its bloodlines.

MV The Messenger "Telegram Number Two" • California This fleshy little sex bomb turned heads from the moment we cracked it. Bright and plump with plenty of flesh on the finish, your decision about a go-to house red just got a whole lot easier.

'11 Marotti Campi "Luzano" Verdicchio • Castelli di Jesi As bracing as a brisk breeze off the Adriatic, one of Italy's most underrated regions delivers the goods. Bright lime blossom, almond and sea spray flavors swirl in a cool and delicious balance.

'11 Newport Arms Shiraz • South Eastern Australia Value-priced Aussie reds needn't sacrifice guts and gumption. This Shiraz brings structure and nuance to complement its sunny disposition and delicious, ripe red fruits. Here's your call to arms!

'12 Streamside Chardonnay • Napa Valley Napa Chard for this kind of money? Oh, yeah. And it’s as clean as a Montana stream with no oak to compete with its beautiful pear, lemon zest and citrus accents. Here's a stream worth a refreshing dip.

'10 Trim Cabernet Sauvignon • California A few Napa Cab veterans found some great Cabernet, put some perfume and glitter on it with a batch of ripe Syrah and sent it out to embarrass the competition on stage. Lo and behold, it's looking magnificent.

'11 Telmo Rodriguez "Basa" Blanco • Rueda One of the cleanest and most refreshing wines that we've encountered this year, the Basa blend is pure precision. Green apple, citrus zest and melon rind sing in harmony. This needs to be invited to your next pool party.

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(for these states, a $45 shipping CREDIT will apply to the total shipping charge).