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2015 Bordeaux Blend "Dauntless" (Airfield Estates)

Airfield Estates, Red "Dauntless", Columbia Valley, Washington State 2015

69% Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot as well

17.99

17 in stock

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2014 Bordeaux Rouge (Mendis, Chateau de)

Ch. de Mendis, Bordeaux Rouge, Bordeaux, France 2014

{sustainable} 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc

Real Bordeaux that's Really Drinkable

Mendis is the sort of red Bordeaux we could drink everyday with a home cooked meal or after dinner with a movie. This is affordable, ready to drink Bordeaux. Bordeaux is the home to Cabernet and Merlot grapes. Mendis is a delicious blend on a foundation of Merlot then layered with Cab Sauv and Cab Franc. The nose shows white pepper and sweet spices leading to Mendis' deep color revealing the blackberry fruit we love from Merlot with a shot of Cab to give it a backbone and anchor the fruit.

Serving Suggestion: Juicy 80% ground beef, hand patted into thick burgers; or a NY strip steak au poivre.

11.99

77 in stock

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2012 Bordeaux Superieur Rouge (Rocher Cap de Merle, Chateau)

Chateau Rocher Cap de Merle, Bordeaux Supérieur, Bordeaux, France, 2012

{biodynamic} 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc

INKY COLOR, SWEET SPICES, SUPER RIPE, MODERN

Size doesn't matter...Philippe Durand owns just 1 hectare of vines for this estate. Technically this wine is a Montagne Saint-Emilion, but since he brings the harvest to his Rocher Corbin winery up the road for vinification, he has to declassify this bottling. Tiny means only 600 cases produced per year! The quality is outstanding showing super-ripe fruit, deep color extract, and sweet spices like cinnamon and cedar. A modern wine rooted in French tradition.

Serving Suggestion: A must have with simple flat iron steak or hanger steak off the grill; also great with grilled beef burgers or lamb burgers

16.99

3 in stock

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2014 Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux "Red Label" (Mendis, Chateau de)

Chateau de Mendis, Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux, "Red Label" Bordeaux, France, 2012

{sustainable} 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc

RED CURRANT, FIRM BODY, LIGHT CEDAR SPICE

We find that it is often difficult to come across concentrated, rich Bordeaux at a low price. This offering from Chateau de Mendis is satisfying to the palate as well as your wallet. Aromas of ripe red fruit meet soft touches of pepper and oak in perfect harmony. Fourteen months of barrel aging and time spent in bottle come together, yielding soft and supple tannins. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner (winner chicken dinner)!

Serving Suggestion: Rigatoni w/ kale, feta, mushrooms, & fresh tomatoes. Blackened tofu w/ charred brussels sprouts & wild rice.

14.99

9 in stock

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2012 Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge (Peybrun, Chateau)

Chateau Peybrun, Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge, Bordeaux, France 2012

{sustainable} 66% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc

RIPE BLACK PLUM & BERRY, MINERALLY BACKBONE, BOLDLY ELEGANT

Catherine de Loze, proprietress of Chateau Peybrun, has managed the vineyards and made the wines at her family's five hundred year old estate for the past three decades. From Cadillac, a relatively hilly region in southern Bordeaux that typically specializes in sweet whites, this limousine of a red stretches out ripe black fruit, savory earth, mineral, and the silky tannins of a powerful, young, and impeccably balanced Merlot-driven wine.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled sirloin with bordelaise sauce, shallots, and boiled baby potatoes. A classic beef brisket sandwich on hearty toasted bread with rustic homestyle fries.

19.99

1 in stock

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2015 Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge (Peybrun, Chateau)

Chateau Peybrun, Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge, Bordeaux, France 2015

{sustainable} 66% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc

RIPE BLACK PLUM & BERRY, MINERALLY BACKBONE, BOLDLY ELEGANT

Catherine de Loze, proprietress of Chateau Peybrun, has managed the vineyards and made the wines at her family's five hundred year old estate for the past three decades. From Cadillac, a relatively hilly region in southern Bordeaux that typically specializes in sweet whites, this limousine of a red stretches out ripe black fruit, savory earth, mineral, and the silky tannins of a powerful, young, and impeccably balanced Merlot-driven wine.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled sirloin with bordelaise sauce, shallots, and boiled baby potatoes. A classic beef brisket sandwich on hearty toasted bread with rustic homestyle fries.

19.99

5 in stock

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2011 Merlot (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss Family Vineyards, Merlot, Mendocino, CA 2011

100% Merlot

KIRSCH & BLUEBERRY FRUIT WITH A RIPE, LOVELY BODY

Grandpa, Irv Bliss, bought this 450 acre ranch at auction sight unseen in the late '30s. Today, the family farms this beautiful land sustainably, making some of California's best value estate bottled wine. This is a top Wine Authorities pick for California wine and we are thrilled to offer their quality Merlot. Taste why this grape is still one of the best. Revealing supple tannin with kirsch, herbal and chocolate red berry fruit, this gem doesn't show any oak. It does show a rich mouth-feel and delicious balance.

Serving Suggestion: Everything from a simple grilled sausage, burger or pizza. Versatile for cocktail parties, dinner occasions, family gatherings, and all blissful moments.

13.99

1 in stock

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2011 Merlot (Ehlers Estate)

Ehlers Estate, Merlot, Napa Valley, CA 2011

{biodynamic, non-profit} 92% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon

TOASTY, SPICY OAK, BLACK CURRANT, MILK CHOCOLATE

In 1985, French entrepreneur and philanthropist Jean Leducq began acquiring small parcels of vineyard land in Napa Valley’s acclaimed St. Helena appellation. The goal was to create one contiguous estate producing wines in the Bordeaux style. Today, Ehlers Estate is completely non-profit with all proceeds going to cardiovascular research. They are also certified organic and farm biodynamically. Eighteen months in 40% new French oak barrels brings a rich spicy vanilla quality to all the black currant and cherry fruit. Super dark, extracted, and heartfelt.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled lean, beef like a tenderloin in morels or with garlic, cilantro, soy sauce and red chili marinated flank steak.

49.99

3 in stock

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2012 Merlot (Hyatt Vineyards)

Hyatt Vineyards, Merlot, Rattlesnake Hills, Yakima, Washington, 2012

100% Merlot

SUPPLE PLUMMY FRUIT, CREAMY MOCHA, LIGHT OAK

For three decades, Hyatt Vineyards in Yakima Valley's Rattlesnake Hills AVA has been dedicated to the production of quality-driven wines which are also tremendous values. This Merlot is no exception to the standards we've come to expect. Filled with the grape's signature plum, coffee and chocolate with a bit of soft toasty oak intrigue, this luscious red is both remarkably easy going and attention catching.

Serving Suggestion: Meatloaf with chopped Vidalia onions a cream of mushroom/white wine sauce. Beef stew with buttered egg noodles.

11.99

8 in stock

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2012 Merlot (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss Family Vineyards, Merlot, Mendocino, CA 2012

100% Merlot

KIRSCH & BLUEBERRY FRUIT WITH A RIPE, LOVELY BODY

Grandpa, Irv Bliss, bought this 450 acre ranch at auction sight unseen in the late '30s. Today, the family farms this beautiful land sustainably, making some of California's best value estate bottled wine. This is a top Wine Authorities pick for California wine and we are thrilled to offer their quality Merlot. Taste why this grape is still one of the best. Revealing supple tannin with kirsch, herbal and chocolate red berry fruit, this gem doesn't show any oak. It does show a rich mouth-feel and delicious balance.

Serving Suggestion: Everything from a simple grilled sausage, burger or pizza. Versatile for cocktail parties, dinner occasions, family gatherings, and all blissful moments.

13.99

1 in stock

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2014 Merlot (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss Family Vineyards, Merlot, Mendocino, CA 2013

100% Merlot

KIRSCH & BLUEBERRY FRUIT WITH A RIPE, LOVELY BODY

Grandpa, Irv Bliss, bought this 450 acre ranch at auction sight unseen in the late '30s. Today, the family farms this beautiful land sustainably, making some of California's best value estate bottled wine. This is a top Wine Authorities pick for California wine and we are thrilled to offer their quality Merlot. Taste why this grape is still one of the best. Revealing supple tannin with kirsch, herbal and chocolate red berry fruit, this gem doesn't show any oak. It does show a rich mouth-feel and delicious balance.

Serving Suggestion: Everything from a simple grilled sausage, burger or pizza. Versatile for cocktail parties, dinner occasions, family gatherings, and all blissful moments.

13.99

15 in stock

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2012 Merlot (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Merlot, Lisboa, Portugal 2012

{sustainable} 100% Merlot

BLUEBERRY & PLUM, BLACK PEPPER, TRUFFLE

This spunky Merlot hails from the talented and diverse winemakers at Quinta de Sant’Ana in Mafra, Portugal. Velvety dark fruit pairs effortlessly with peppery spice and balanced tannin, leaving an impression of power and finesse. Like all the wines of Quinta de Sant’Ana, this one has a distinct level of acidity which keeps the wine feeling fresh and bright despite its heft.

Serving Suggestion: Roasted root vegetable gratin w/ Gruyere. Mushroom meatloaf studded w/ pine nuts & herb sauce.

24.99

19 in stock

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2013 Merlot (Korbin Kameron)

Korbin Kameron, Merlot, Moon Mountain, Sonoma, California 2013

95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

BRIGHT & BRAMBLY, JUICY BLACKBERRY, LEATHER & COCOA

While driving through the hauntingly beautiful Sonoma Valley, owner Mitchell Ming and his family were inspired to create their own estate winery, where they would work together to create something special. Korbin Kameron, named after Mitchell’s two twins, came into existence after years of hard work at their estate in Mount Veeder. Their main focus is on Bordeaux varietals, and this is an exceptional example of Sonoma Merlot. It’s rich, full-bodied, and moderately tannic, with a generous dose of acid that keeps it feeling fresh.

Serving Suggestion: Beef short ribs w/ charred greens & wild rice. Beet reuben sandwiches on dark rye.

39.99

15 in stock

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2015 Merlot (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss Family Vineyards, Merlot, Mendocino, CA 2015

100% Merlot

KIRSCH & BLUEBERRY FRUIT WITH A RIPE, LOVELY BODY

Grandpa, Irv Bliss, bought this 450 acre ranch at auction sight unseen in the late '30s. Today, the family farms this beautiful land sustainably, making some of California's best value estate bottled wine. This is a top Wine Authorities pick for California wine and we are thrilled to offer their quality Merlot. Taste why this grape is still one of the best. Revealing supple tannin with kirsch, herbal and chocolate red berry fruit, this gem doesn't show any oak. It does show a rich mouth-feel and delicious balance.

Serving Suggestion: Everything from a simple grilled sausage, burger or pizza. Versatile for cocktail parties, dinner occasions, family gatherings, and all blissful moments.

13.99

65 in stock

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2015 Merlot (Ancient Peaks)

Ancient Peaks, Merlot, Paso Robles, CA 2015

95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc

COFFEE, CHOCOLATE, MEDIUM BODIED, BLACKBERRY

Heading toward Southern California, Paso Robles produces a totally different style of wine versus the north. Ancient Peaks, located just 14 miles from the Pacific ocean, holds the Margarita single vineyard surrounded by towering mountains, rich with fossilized soils and cool ocean breezes that temper the extreme heat, allowing the fruit to mature slowly and evenly. French and American oak round out the fruit finish on this mocha, blackberry and cherry cola Merlot.

Serving Suggestion: Fresh herb and Mexican chocolate crusted lamb chops; Mushroom and lentil stew with cocoa powder; rotisserie chicken with tarragon and lemon pepper.

18.99

27 in stock

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2013 Merlot (Hyatt Vineyards)

Hyatt Vineyards, Merlot, Rattlesnake Hills, Yakima, Washington, 2013

100% Merlot

SUPPLE PLUMMY FRUIT, CREAMY MOCHA, LIGHT OAK

For three decades, Hyatt Vineyards in Yakima Valley's Rattlesnake Hills AVA has been dedicated to the production of quality-driven wines which are also tremendous values. This Merlot is no exception to the standards we've come to expect. Filled with the grape's signature plum, coffee and chocolate with a bit of soft toasty oak intrigue, this luscious red is both remarkably easy going and attention catching.

Serving Suggestion: Meatloaf with chopped Vidalia onions a cream of mushroom/white wine sauce. Beef stew with buttered egg noodles.

11.99

71 in stock

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2014 Merlot (Airfield Estates)

Airfield Estates, Merlot, Columbia Valley, Washington State 2014

PLUM, BERRIES, & CHERRIES; TOASTY VANILLA SPICE

Before Airfield Estates began growing wine in the 1960s, part of the land was a training base for Air Corps pilots during World War II. This here is your one-way ticket to Yakima Valley - rich and ripe, full of potent plum, ripe raspberry, a whiff of toasty vanilla, and a hint of nutmeg. Gentle tannins and a soft finish will ensure a smooth landing. Now boarding, Wine Atourities flight 753.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled veal chop w/ roasted mushrooms, seasoned w/ thyme & rosemary. Penne pasta tossed in roasted tomato sauce w/ sweet Italian sausage. A packet of unsalted roasted peanuts.

17.99

22 in stock

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2011 Merlot "Bliss Vineyard" (Brutocao)

Brutocao, Merlot "Bliss Vineyard", Mendocino, CA 2011

{sustainable} 100% Merlot

SPICY BLACK CHERRY, RICH WITH PERFUMY CAPSICUM

Grandpa, Irv Bliss, bought this 450 acre ranch at auction sight unseen in the late '30s. Today, the family farms this beautiful land sustainably, making some of California's best value estate bottled wine. For those who think Merlot is wimpy and spineless, let me introduce you to my little friend. Taste why this grape is still one of the best when not manipulated and de-fanged into mindless pabulum. This is a serious and distinctive Cali Merlot.

Serving Suggestion: Steak au poivre, or veal Ossobuco; this one cries out for a flavorful, meaty dish with substance.

19.99

1 in stock

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2013 Merlot "Bliss Vineyard" (Brutocao Family Vineyards)

Brutocao, Merlot "Bliss Vineyard", Mendocino, CA 2013

{sustainable} 100% Merlot

SPICY BLACK CHERRY, RICH WITH PERFUMY CAPSICUM

Grandpa, Irv Bliss, bought this 450 acre ranch at auction sight unseen in the late '30s. Today, the family farms this beautiful land sustainably, making some of California's best value estate bottled wine. For those who think Merlot is wimpy and spineless, let me introduce you to my little friend. Taste why this grape is still one of the best when not manipulated and de-fanged into mindless pabulum. This is a serious and distinctive Cali Merlot.

Serving Suggestion: Steak au poivre, or veal Ossobuco; this one cries out for a flavorful, meaty dish with substance.

19.99

23 in stock

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2014 Merlot "Diamond Dust Vineyard" (Trig Point)

Trig Point, Merlot "Diamond Dust Vineyard", Alexander Valley, California 2014

{organic} 100% Merlot

CONCENTRATED DARK FRUIT, HAZELNUT & MOCHA, SERIOUS YET SUPPLE

New Zealand native Nick Goldschmidt has been ingrained in viticulture and winemaking for 35 years. Having relocated to California in 1989, his tenure as a flying winemaker, consultant, and sought-after gun-for-hire became the stuff of legend. He gradually left these occupations behind as his clients were increasingly purchased by wine conglomerates. In 2008, he and his wife, Yolyn, established Trig Point, acquiring vineyards that Nick had worked with since 1993. The Merlot features locally originating clonal selections, and emerges as a supple powerhouse whose appeal should be very compatible with the tastes of muscular Napa Cab lovers. Vive le Merlot!

Serving Suggestion: Charred sirloin w/ whiskey glaze & crispy scalloped potatoes. Hearty empanadas w/ green bell peppers, onions, & black beans.

19.99

3 in stock

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2016 Merlot Cabernet (Bedin)

Bedin, Merlot Cabernet, Marca Trevigiana, Veneto, Italy 2016

60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

CHOCOLATE. TART BLACK CHERRY. LIGHTLY EARTHY

Surprisingly, Merlot is the most widely planted red grape in north eastern Italy dating back hundreds of years. Actually, it's not a surprise, because it is known as the "ultimate weapon" there, producing delicious value wines all the way up to stunningly fine wines. Though originally a French variety, this one from our friends at Bedin still has that classic Italian flair. A wine for the table, it is refreshing and accessible, while the Cab gives it an edgy character that keeps it engaging. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: Quail, stuffed with sausage and oregano, browned with butter, garlic and lemon juice.

7.99

66 in stock

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2014 Pomerol (Valois, Chateau de)

Ch. Valois, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France 2014

{sustainable} 82% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc

BLACK CHERRY, TRUFFLE MUSHROOMS, SOY & VANILLA SMOKE

With 35 year old vines in hand, the Valois estate turns out classic-flavored Pomerol Bordeaux. With a dark, lush Merlot base, this wines expresses a seamless, deep, defined character with perfumy vanilla smoke on the nose. The soft palate boasts black truffle, soy sauce and a sexy perfume. A hidden gem, De Valois borders Chateau Cheval Blanc and Chateau Figeac, two of the area's greatest vineyards at the border of Pomerol and Saint Emilion. Drinkable now - 2025+.

Serving Suggestion: Pomerol is a classic with Chateaubriand; or try this with roasted bird as in Turkey. Anything hearty in a dried fruit sauce will pair well.

49.99

22 in stock

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2013 Red "Duet" (Simcic, Edi)

Edi Simcic, Red "Duet", Brda, Slovenia 2013

80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc

BLACK PLUM & MISSION FIG, WALNUT & CEDAR, DISTINCTIVE SAVORY STREAK

Slovenia’s Brda, just across the border from and contiguous with Italy’s Friuli, shares many of the latter’s specialties including a special proclivity for a handful of French native varieties. The famous trio of Bordeaux does tremendous work here, and this combination of Merlot and the two Cabernets is simultaneously reminiscent of their Southwestern French homeland and resolutely its own creature. Oily garnet in the glass, its intensely striking appearance is just the prelude...

Serving Suggestion: Grilled steak w/ bourbon & mushroom sauce. Buckwheat noodles w/ potatoes, mushrooms, sage, & fontina.

44.99

21 in stock

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2012 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru (Leydet-Valentin, Chateau)

Chateau Leydet-Valentin, St. Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France 2012

{organic} 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc

SILKY, LUSH, GORGEOUS AND TOASTY

Here's a secret, Leydet-Valentin's vineyard borders Chateau Cheval Blanc: perhaps the most expensive and ostentatious St. Emilion ever. The wine is fermented and then put into light toast French oak barrels for 15 months with NO rackings! (transfers to new barrels) A must have Bordeaux from the monumental 2010 vintage. This tastes like a fine crust of fresh baked bread with black currants and blackberry fruit.

Serving Suggestion: New Zealand rack of lamb in a red currant sauce or beef tenderloin with mushroom duxelle.

39.99

22 in stock

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2012 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru (Franc Lartigue, Chateau)

Chateau Leydet-Valentin, St. Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France 2012

{sustainable} 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

FIRM BLACK PLUM & KIRSCH, PERIQUE TOBACCO & LEATHER, MOCHA

Bordeaux’s Saint-Émilion appellation has no shortage of fanfare surrounding it, and its cast of Grand Cru Classé offerings represents some of the most accessible and reliable yet varied vin that we’ll find throughout this sprawling segment of southwestern France. Chateau Franc Lartigue’s current contribution to the genre is practically a love letter to Merlot, brimming with elegant black fruit which is powerfully ripe, balanced, and structured. Flourishes of roasted cacao and espresso delicately seal the deal with sweet herbs and cured tobacco on the finish.

Serving Suggestion: Marbled ribeye medallions w/ braised radish & scallions. Grilled portobello caps w/ balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, & garlic.

35.99

30 in stock

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2015 Saint-Georges-Saint-Emilion (Macquin, Chateau)

Chateau Macquin, Saint-Georges-Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France 2015

18.99

5 in stock

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2014 Toscana Rosso "Semifonte" (Ciona, Podere)

Podere Ciona, Toscana Rosso "Semifonte", Tuscany, Italy 2014

{organic} 90% Merlot, 10% Alicante Bouschet

BLACK PLUM & BOYSENBERRY, OLIVE & OREGANO, BRIAR & BERGAMOT

This compelling combo of Merlot (predominantly) and Alicante Bouchet (the black-fleshed bruiser offspring of Grenache) more than manages to be Tuscan totale in temperament. Even sans Sangiovese, there’s an unmistakable aura that wouldn’t be out of place in Brunello. Its lack fruit gusto gracefully leaves plenty of room in the mix for distinctively Etruscan rusticities and elegant, herbaceous undercurrents shine through.

Serving Suggestion: Mutton “osso buco” w/ bone marrow-blackberry sauce &/or root vegetable ribollita w/ oregano (warning: instantaneous autumnal teleportation).

18.99

11 in stock

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