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One Step Further: 93 Pt. $18 Classic Albariño

One Step Further: 93 Pt. $18 Classic Albariño

Posted on: 5/10/2019 4:37 PM

Albariño, once “the little Spanish grape that could” has quietly become one of the fastest selling varietals sold in the United States. But aside from being a thirst quenching “patio pounder” it can be easy to forget real artisanal Albariño always goes one step further, transporting us to the rocky, windswept Spanish seaside. Granbazan has been a benchmark for real deal Albariño for well over a decade. Their superb and critically acclaimed 2017 “Ambar” bottling undoubtedly shows they’re still one of the best in the game. “Super fine with fragrant pear, jasmine and lemon-curd aromas. A super juicy and fleshy...Learn more
“Bravo, Bravo and Bravo!”: 2016 Comando G La Bruja de Rozas and 2016 Rozas 1er Cru
For the last few years we’ve relentlessly advocated the wines from Spain’s Comando G. Fernando Garcia, together with Dani Landi, have completely redefined what Garnacha can be, transforming an overlooked appellation of Sierra de Gredos into one of the most thrilling viticulture areas within Spain. Let’s not mince any words here: these guys are one of the most exciting success stories in the wine world today. We’re not the only fan boys. In his newest book, “The New Vignerons” Luis Gutiérrez doesn’t leave anything...Learn more
This is a Big Deal: Another Chapter in the Colin Family Legacy
First, there was Marc Colin. Passionate, talented and enterprising, he was blessed with a family Domaine with some of Burgundy’s finest vineyards, clustered in Puligny, Chassagne and St. Aubin. Even though he produced wine from some of Burgundy’s most remarkable vineyards - Montrachet and Bâtard-Montrachet, for example - his reputation was built upon the remarkable range of St. Aubin vineyards he exploited, and the tireless work he did in advocating what was once a very overlooked appellation.Learn more
“Ethereal and delicious”: 2016 Domaine Duclaux “La Chana” Côte-Rôtie
For the growing army of Northern Rhône Syrah addicts out there, Domaine Duclaux’s exceptional “La Chana” Côte-Rôtie will scratch the itch quite nicely. Loaded with abundant fresh raspberries, wild flowers, white pepper and smoke this is the kind of Syrah you want to open for a crowd. Armed with only 13 acres, the brothers Benjamin and David Duclaux specialize in transforming Syrah into a highly aromatic expression with fruit that skirts between elegance and seductive opulence. This is due...Learn more
Monumental Collector Alert! 2016 FX Pichler

Monumental Collector Alert! 2016 FX Pichler

Posted on: 5/8/2019 11:44 AM

We’ve just received a rare allocation of Austrian’s finest: FX Pichler. Pichler is by every definition of the word, a powerhouse. The estate, easily one of the most famous white wine producers in the world, specializes in monumental, supercharged (and hyper sought after) Rieslings and Gruners. Today we two wines from two legendary sites –Loibenberg and Kellerberg– that offer the quintessence of rich, exotic, multi-layered Riesling. They also hail from the 2016 vintage – one of our dear favorites for purity and verve. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of Austria’s very best.Learn more
“Nothing Short of Remarkable:” 2015 Sottimano
Sottimano, easily one of Barbaresco’s top growers, has released their highly anticipated 2015 collection. “My visit to Sottimano was a real highlight of the time I spent in Barbaresco this past summer” reports Antonio Galloni. “I have been buying these wines for my own cellar since the mid 1990s. The transformation here since then has been nothing short of remarkable.” Galloni isn’t the only critic in love with this special estate: “From top to bottom, this is an impressive set of wines from Sottimano, a property that continues its rapid ascent into the top echelon of the region’s finest estates,” proclaims...Learn more
Delizioso: Superb New Releases from I Clivi

Delizioso: Superb New Releases from I Clivi

Posted on: 5/7/2019 10:33 AM

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: with each release, I Clivi pushes the boundaries of Friuli Colli Orientali away from the “Italian white” genre, thrusting itself into an arena shared by Sancerre, Chablis and the Mosel. These are magnetic wines, beloved for their unique character and sincere expression of terroir. It doesn’t hurt that they are stellar deals too. Today we have five new superb releases from the estate, ranging from the 2016 vintage (one of the greatest from the estate) to the easily lovable 2017 and opulent 2018. As with all great producers, each vintage shows it’s character in unique...Learn more
Pomerol’s Hidden Gem: 2016 Clos Saint Andre Release
Time for the annual release of Clos Saint Andre, as ever a small quantity of a big favourite! We’ve been following this miniscule (we’re talking 0.6 hectares) family run Pomerol for a few years now and we haven’t had a disappointed customer yet. Consistently outrageously delicious and oozing heart and soul, it is one of my favourite wines in the world. Of course, 2016 is an astonishingly good vintage and this is not a vintage to miss. As usual we’ve bought as much as we could, which as usual is a small quantity, and yet still not a negligible percentage of the entire production of the ‘estate’.Learn more
“Do We Really Need White Burgundy?” 97 Pt 2017 Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay
Decanter’s Tina Gellie participated in a blind tasting with Kumeu going up against legendary estates Leflaive, Lafon, Sauzet, Drouhin, Girardin and Niellon. She reported back: “It was a fascinating tasting, with Kumeu River a clear winner in three of the four flights.” Whether you agree with the white Burgundy comparisons or not, one thing is for certain: this is not minor league baseball here. Kumeu, deservedly so, is performing in the big leagues. And for the money they are asking for, they are knocking...Learn more
Discovery of the Year? Crazy Good Grower Bubbles for Short Money: Seriously. Buy These
Champagne may be the most exciting region in France these days. Every square inch of the vignoble seems to have some enterprising young grower exploring the potential of their vines. After witnessing decades of experimentation and success, confidence in the possibility of going out on one’s own is high. The result is a region flush with young and emerging talents and what seems to be an endless supply of exciting new wines coming onto the market. If there is a downside to this, it’s that there’s a lot of...Learn more
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