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Dan Updike

Dan Updike

Senior Wine Associate, Prestige Wine & Spirits

Originally from Cortland, NY, Dan is a Fredonia State graduate who relocated to Western New York in 2001 after a career in the radio industry. Since joining Premier in 2002 he has traveled abroad to many of the wine regions of Italy and Spain. Dan’s favorite wines are those that are well-balanced, and he has a special interest in those from Spain, Southern France, Bordeaux, California field blends and Zinfandels, dry rosé and Finger Lakes Riesling. He is also a champion of many obscure grape varietals. In the spirit world, he counts Bourbon and Armagnac among his favorites.

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  1. 14 proof Secolo Chianti  2013 / 750 ml.

    14° Secolo Chianti

    2013 / 750 ml.

    Italy | Tuscany | Chianti
    Item #35799

    Dan Updike says:

    There isn’t much better than a young Chianti for pairing with red-sauced Italian dishes. The 14° Secolo Chianti has that nice, tart cherry fruit with structure that will stand up and cut through... view more
    $8.99
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  2. Abbaye Sylva Plana Les Novices  2011 / 750 ml.

    Abbaye Sylva Plana Les Novices

    2011 / 750 ml.

    France | Languedoc-Roussillon | Faugères
    Item #38221

    Dan Updike says:

    A seamlessly juicy red made of Carignan, Grenache and Cinsault. The Carignan and Cinsault are vinfied via carbonic maceration, so the result is lots of sun-kissed red and blueberry fruit, cola flavors,... view more
    $14.99
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  3. Adesso Cagnina Romana Dolce  2015 / 750 ml.

    Adesso Cagnina Romana Dolce

    2015 / 750 ml.

    Italy | Emilia-Romagna | Cagnina di Romagna
    Item #24670

    Dan Updike says:

    Introduced to us by the late John Given, an importer of Italian wines, this is a sweet red made from the Refosco grape. It’s a bit like a well-made Lambrusco without the fizz. Sweet, but not overly... view more
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  4. Alhambra Single Vineyard Reserva Red Blend  2014 / 750 ml.

    Alhambra Single Vineyard Reserva Red Blend

    2014 / 750 ml.

    Argentina | Mendoza | Uco Valley
    Item #37864

    Dan Updike says:

    Another outstanding value from Alhambra, this Malbec-centric blend is rich and forward with ripe black currant, plum and black cherry notes, followed by a trail of mocha, espresso and sweet spices.
    $11.99
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  5. Alpha Estate Malagouzia | Turtles Vineyard  2014 / 750 ml.

    Alpha Estate Malagouzia

    Turtles Vineyard | 2014 / 750 ml.

    Greece | Protected Geographical Indication of Florina
    SP90RP90
    Item #41385

    Dan Updike says:

    Reminds one of wines made with grapes from the Traminer or Muscat family; dry, aromatic and flowery, but not overpoweringly so like some. Light and crisp, it avoids soapiness or bitterness and probably... view more

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    6 bottles or less in stock; we will confirm your order by email.

    $17.99
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  6. Angels Landing Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve  2014 / 750 ml.

    Angels Landing Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

    2014 / 750 ml.

    United States | Napa Valley | Napa County
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    Item #39896

    Dan Updike says:

    A masculine Napa Cabernet with complex flavors of blackberry, licorice, sage and iodine coming to the forefront and leaving a lasting impression on the finish. The chewy tannins will eventually smooth... view more
    $24.99
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  7. Angels Landing Napa Chardonnay  2013 / 750 ml.

    Angels Landing Napa Chardonnay

    2013 / 750 ml.

    United States | California | Napa Valley
    Item #39964

    Dan Updike says:

    A new entry for the venerable Angels Landing lineup that up until now featured only reds. This is a well-oaked and big-boned Napa Chardonnay, with flavors of glazed pear, lemon meringue and caramel, and a trail... view more
    $16.99
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  8. Angels Landing Napa Sauvignon Blanc  2013 / 750 ml.

    Angels Landing Napa Sauvignon Blanc

    2013 / 750 ml.

    United States | Napa Valley | Napa County
    Item #39965

    Dan Updike says:

    The richness in this Napa County Sauvignon Blanc is sneaky because the flavors are so fresh and bright, but the weight is indeed there. Plush flavors of green melon, fig, and yellow plum are abundant.
    $14.99
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  9. Antiche Terre Amarone della Valpolicella  2012 / 750 ml.

    Antiche Terre Amarone della Valpolicella

    2012 / 750 ml.

    Italy | Veneto | Amarone della Valpolicella
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    SP90
    Item #41824

    Dan Updike says:

    A bright, crimson-fruited Amarone with Christmas spices and evergreen forest floor hints. It’s on the wiry side right now but that should improve with time, or at least a vigorous decant. Nothing... view more
    $24.99
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  10. Antichi Vignetti di Cantalupo Agamium  2009 / 750 ml.

    Antichi Vignetti di Cantalupo Agamium

    2009 / 750 ml.

    Italy | Piedmont | Colline Novaresi
    VN91
    Item #40349

    Dan Updike says:

    100% Nebbiolo from Ghemme in northwestern Piedmont. “Agamium” is Latin for Ghemme, hence the name. Crimson red color and fruit flavors here, with rose petal and floral influences.
    $15.99
    Only $14.39 when you buy a solid or mixed case

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