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Everyone Will Want These: “Stellar” 2015 Barolo
“This is a stellar set of 2015s from Elena Brovia and Alex Sanchez.” Boasts Antonio Galloni on the 2015 Barolo release from Brovia “These are some of the bigger, richer 2015s readers will come across, and yet the wines show impeccable balance.” Of course they do. Balance is what Brovia is all about. There is never excess here, no attempt to showboat or to flaunt an image of power. Balance is number one here. So, 2015, a vintage of supreme power, balanced in the hands of Brovia? To say this is a significant moment for hard-core Barolo collectors is a vast understatement. “Although 2015 seems to have a...Learn more
Case Buy Alert: Absolutely Chuggable French Red!

Case Buy Alert: Absolutely Chuggable French Red!

Posted on: 9/12/2019 10:44 AM

Sumptuous dark red fruits, lip-smacking acidity, an all-too-easy drinkability and a reasonable tariff - these are the hallmarks of the “bistro wine,” a category impossible to avoid in France, but far too uncommon here in the US. It’s a category that has had a long tradition at this store and one we love. The Loire produces some excellent examples and today’s offer - Les Equilibristes’ “Le Joufflu” - is one of the best we’ve tasted in a while. Intensely pure and rich fruit, a touch of pepper and floral notes, soft tannins, juicy acidity and long finish all make this wine, frankly irresistible.Learn more
Who Says You Can’t Go Home Again: White Burgundies from the Soul
This past Sunday we completed a massive inventory count and, finally, have some very good data to work off of. In the process, we discovered wines we forgot we had, and in a store the size of ours, there are some real gems that can be uncovered. As the principal buyer, I was able to take some perspective. In some senses, the various producers, verticals and extraneous quantities felt like strata in an archaeological dig, each layer dating to a period during my tenure here. We didn’t go so far back in time as to...Learn more
Small is Beautiful - Our Favorite Domestic Pinot Noir, Hands Down.
A staple for budget-minded Pinot lovers, Evesham Wood’s Willamette Pinot combines handcrafted artisan quality with affordable weeknight pricing. A model of small scale, boutique production using the same methods as their more expensive single-vineyard bottlings, this wallet friendly label continues to dominate the domestic Pinot value category. Their newest 2017 expression impresses with beautiful aromatics of hedgerow fruit and forest floor. On the palate, Evesham’s signature of tart red cherry...Learn more
Get in Front of This One: 94 Pt “Baby” Sassicaia
Sassicaia has been on an unbelievable run since 2007. In the past five years–especially 2015 and 2016–no other winery in the world has had a stronger market value. Cut to 2017, an exceptional vintage for Tuscany. So, what do you think one of Tuscany's hottest property's "second wine" offers in the way of value for this strong vintage? Guidalberto, unlike its older brother Sassicaia, is meant for immediate pleasure. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, the 2017 offers the vintages beguiling sense of focus and velvety tannin. Unsurprisingly, this is the strongest and tastiest Guidalberto we’ve tasted in...Learn more
Buy With Urgency: One of the Purest Barberas We’ve Ever Tasted!
A remarkable value that is quickly becoming impossible to source, there is a mounting urgency for us to place an order on the fast disappearing and crazy delicious 2017 Brovia Sori del Drago. Why? Because the entire U.S. market–New York, Chicago, Los Angeles–all want it, and want it bad. So should you. With its enormous energy and intoxicatingly plush shades of sweet plum and raspberry core, Brovia’s stellar 2017 Barbera D’Alba “Sori’del Drago” demands the attention (and praise) from those who do not believe in...Learn more
2009’s Ultimate ‘Sleeper’: Poujeaux’s Best Ever?
This morning I’m excited to offer a sharp price on perhaps the best ever wine from the brilliant Château Poujeaux in Moulis. As Jane Anson writes below, their magnificent 2009 is totally open for business and ready to go, and it’s tough to beat this for quality for under $50. Drink it now or drink it in a decade, either way a case of this is absolutely perfect to have on hand. Outrageously delicious, serious enough to be special, and not so expensive that you have to call the accountant before you open a bottle…The final blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot...Learn more
America’s First Growth: 2017 Ridge

America’s First Growth: 2017 Ridge

Posted on: 9/6/2019 3:40 PM

We’re thrilled to announce that it is time to offer the Ridge Fall pre-sell. Ridge is the cornerstone of our California wine collection and each new release – no matter the vintage– is a huge event. 2017 in Northern California (besides those unfortunate enough to be stuck in the Napa fires) was an outstanding vintage–offering intense concentration and freshness. The quality of these wines, as always, are exceptional. Don’t miss some of America’s best wines offered at fantastic pricing. “A season of extreme weather began with heavy winter rains that replenished the water table. The vines rebounded...Learn more
South America’s First Growth: The 100 pt. 2017 Almaviva
Almaviva is a collaboration between Concha y Toro and Baron Philippe de Rothschild. Founded in 1997, the idea was to create a Chilean Grand Cru Classé. To say that they have achieved their goal is an understatement. The wine has achieved a level of global recognition as not just a Chilean First Growth, but one of the world’s great Cabernet blends. With 60 hA in Maipo Valley’s Puente Alta, the highest point in the valley, the alluvial soils are ideal for the traditional Bordeaux grapes, with a strong core of Cabernet Sauvignon but also supporting vines of Carmenère, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and...Learn more
The One and Only: Billecart-Salmon - 2008, the Vintage of a Lifetime!
For customers who enjoy purity and brightness in their champagnes, look no further than the brilliant wines of Billecart-Salmon. The essence of this historical house style can be found in their meticulous production, from the double débourbage to their signature long, slow, very cool fermentation. The end results are wines that are renowned for their elegance and deeply impressive aging capability. Today we’re extremely excited to offer you a rare opportunity to boost your...Learn more
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