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The Dog Days were Made for Rosés

The Dog Days were Made for Rosés

Posted on: 8/2/2019 10:31 AM

It’s hot; it’s humid. You’ve probably eaten a lot of take out or been relying on the grill for dinner. Maybe you’ve been escaping to the beach or pool, and your electric bill is probably soaring, as your A/C runs relentlessly to keep the oppressive heat at bay. These are indeed the dog days of summer. The sun is at its highest and hottest, the days are long and humid. Sweat abounds. We all search for relief. In the world of wine there is no greater relief than Rosé, and when it comes to Rosé there are no greater Rosés than those from Provence. Ch. Gassier is a leading estate in Côtes de Provence, specializing in...Learn more
Two First Names, Huge Scores: Peter Michael Allocations
British entrepreneur Peter Michael turned 81 last year, but that hasn’t stopped his legendary estate from sitting on top of every California collector’s wish list. Today we are offering a hyper-rare assortment of gems from this storied domain. It’s not an exaggeration to say that Sir (he was knighted by the Queen) Michael’s bottles are the vinous equivalent to a Rolls Royce–magnificently luxurious and impeccable made–and only a lucky few have the rare opportunity to experience them. Despite the tiny allocations and huge following, this is isn’t an estate that is resting on their laurels, either. A critics favorite...Learn more
Certified Smash Hit: 2017 Broadside Cabernet

Certified Smash Hit: 2017 Broadside Cabernet

Posted on: 8/1/2019 10:22 AM

Another summer, another certified smash hit from our friends over at Broadside. There is a small ocean of “value” Cab from California ­– but year in and year out there has been only one estate that manages to do it right and that’s Broadside. An annual favorite of the NyTime’s Eric Asimov, as well as Jon Bonné (Punch) and the San Francisco Chronicle – this nifty $12 bottle is a certified #1 Platinum hit for the summer time, and deserves every bit of praise. With its keen sense of old school balance (13% alcohol), sustainable viticulture and Old World traditional wine making, Broadside ticks all the right boxes. You won’t find a better...Learn more
“Something almost ravishing about these wines”: 2017 Perrot-Minot
I remain bullish on Perrot-Minot. Yes, they occupy the top end of the “luxury game” in Burgundy these days and are priced as such. Nonetheless, Christophe produces wines that are the exception to the rule: fleshy, flashy, luxuriant and supple, and yet honest, terroir-driven and focused. There aren’t many people who can pull this feat off. And yet he does, with aplomb. This is no small feat. What follows is from last year’s offer: Perrot-Minot occupies a strange space in the world of Burgundy these days. Simply put, Christophe is...Learn more
“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
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