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“A Legend in the Making”: 97+ pt. 2010 Rioja Gran Reserva from a Traditionalist Master
La Rioja Alta is an icon in the world of wine. A titan of traditionalism alongside Lopez de Heredia, this foundational Domaine produces some of Spain’s most seductive, complex and age-worthy wines. But you know that already. Whether it’s the value-laden Alberdi or Ardanza, or the ultra-collectible 904 and 890 Gran Reservas, La Rioja Alta has been a mainstay of our Spanish program and the foundation of many an Iberian cellars. But this is different than our usual pitch. 2010 is well on its way to being a modern...Learn more
Yowzer: 94 Pt 2017 Chateau Pesquie Ventoux Terrasses
It’s back … and it’s about to take over all our lives. Yes, it’s that time again for the annual craze for Pesquié. A favorite of Gordon’s for many, many years, Pesquie returns in fine form for the 2017 vintage – this time earning a spectacular 94 points from Rhône specialist Jeb Dunnuck. Run, don’t walk to get yourself a case of one of our great value offerings of the year!!!! The cast of returning characters is more or less the same: rich black fruit, bright peppered raspberries, torn thyme and on a body poised between velvet and firm mineral. Absurdly versatile, you can go ahead and pair the Terrasses with almost...Learn more
SMALL AMOUNTS REMAIN: CASE BUY ALERT - Burgundy Royalty’s Daily Drinker
The Liger-Belair name commands a certain amount of reverence in Burgundy. The history of this family is deeply woven into the fabric of not just Burgundy, but also of French history. Even a cursory overview of the family’s holdings inspires a sense of awe: Richebourg, La Romanée, Echezeaux, 1er Aux Reignots, 1er Petits Monts, 1er Les St. Georges … I could go on. And this is nothing compared to what the family owned before the Revolution. However, Thibault Liger-Belair wears his royalty well. Humble, passionate ...Learn more
Every Wine 94-96 pts. - “These are impressive, age-worthy wines”: 2016 Côte-Rôtie from the New Wave & Future Rock Star
I will say this flatly: none of you buy enough Northern Rhône wines. Simply put, some of the most thrilling wines in France, and all the world frankly, hail from Côte-Rôtie, Cornas, Hermitage, Condrieu and St. Joseph. Moreover, these collectible and age-worthy wines cost a fraction of top Burgundies and Bordeaux. Sure, Guigal’s La-La’s and Chave’s Hermitage command a pretty penny, but there is a...Learn more
Plug In To History: 2018 Lambert Chenin

Plug In To History: 2018 Lambert Chenin

Posted on: 7/26/2019 11:36 AM

Armed with remarkable finesse and driving personality, Arnaud Lambert’s dynamic dry Chenin will easily be the best $20 you spend this summer. For lovers of crystalline, fresh white wines, Lambert’s electric work here defies the weeknight asking price. Don’t miss a fabulous “introduction” wine to this remarkable and hugely important Loire estate. In his seminal book “The Sommeliers Atlas of Taste”, Raj Parr wastes no time emphasizing how significant the hill of Brézé in Saumur is to France: “Brézé is on the rise, today producing some of the most arrestingly mineral, intense Chenin Blanc...Learn more
We Got More!!! Lowest Price in the Country for 98+ Rudd Cab
Though the wines have been celebrated for some time now, Rudd is still somewhat under the radar…but not for much longer. Located in what Robert Parker has referred to as the “tenderloin” of Oakville corridor, the estate’s vineyards neighbor heavyweights Screaming Eagle and Plumpjack. More importantly Rudd’s estate director, Oscar Henquet, has gone full steam on pampering the vineyards with no expense spared. This includes a full transition to organic/biodynamic viticulture and a jaw-dropping state of the art new winemaking facility.Learn more
NEW MUST TRY BY THE CASE: Italian Beaujolias, Ligurian Wonder - 2016 Anfosso Rossese di Dolceacqua
Dolceacqua doesn’t enjoy much house-hold conversation these days. The tiny, rugged appellation tucked into the hills of western Liguria and seemingly forgotten by time used to have more prestigious vineyards than the Langhe. Now, however, only the deepest Italian wine nerds are savoring this lost bastion of ancient Mediterranean viticulture. Nerd or not, you should experience Kermit Lynch’s indisputable gem of a winery, Tenuta Anfosso. The “entry” estate Rossesse is a....Learn more
Favorite White of the Year Returns: 2017 Atlantida Blanco
A glorious follow up to the tremendous 2016 (which sold out in minutes), the 2017 Atlantida Blanco boasts rich aromatics (apple, orange blossom, salt fresh and dried stone fruits/citrus) and the signature saline infused tension holding together plump, savory, fruit (apple, tangerine and lemon) and a brilliant floral infused minerality. Guy’s #1 wine discovery of the 2018 returns and it’s stunning. Last year we sold out of the painful small allocation of this wine (they only make 184 cases a year) but those lucky enough to experience this rare gem of a wine will do everything in their power to try it again–if they can find a bottle.Learn more
Crazy Summer Chenin from the Emerging Cult Star of One of France’s Iconic Appellations
It may as well be on Jeopardy. Answer: Plush Sweet Fruit, Mineral Spine of Bone Tingling Acidity. What is Vouvray, Alex? Look, I’ll be blunt: this is spectacular. Yes, it is dry Vouvray, but is has that plush feel that only tuffeau can impart and which is so spectacularly distinctive. Few Chenins quicken your pulse like those from rising super star Michel Autran. Bone dry, crackling with acidity and filled to the brim with apples, beeswax, white flowers and meticulous mineral detail, Mr. Autran’s 2016 “Les Enfers Tranquilles” is flat out fabulous.Learn more
You’ve Been Warned: 2016 Jérôme Chezeaux

You’ve Been Warned: 2016 Jérôme Chezeaux

Posted on: 7/23/2019 3:31 PM

Look, 2016 is a PROFOUND vintage in Burgundy, especially for the reds. Concentrated, yet harmoniously balanced on fine-boned structure and clarity of terroir expression, 2016 most resembles 2010. These are the kind of red Burgundies that will age for decades, yet offer opportunity for enjoyment throughout their lives. Such opportunities cannot be overlooked … especially when Jérôme Chezeaux is in the offing. This remarkable producer, a cornerstone of Neal Rosenthal’s Burgundy book, is perennially overlooked, despite the fact that the wines most resemble Mugneret-Gibourg stylistically...Learn more
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