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A More Daring Sauvignon Blanc: 2016 Bisson Portofino Bianco Çimixà "L'Antico"
Wild white flowers, peachcore, salt, herbs … the 2016 Bisson Portofino Bianco Çimixà "L'Antico" is simply superb and one of the most exciting and textured white wines we’ve tasted as of late. Think a more daring, texturally entrancing Sauvignon Blanc and you’re getting there. Sort of. Because Sauvignon Blanc makes this wine sound generic, when it is decidedly not. It is Ligurian, proudly and defiantly, and the Mediterranean salt licks the rim of your glass in every sip to prove it! Bisson gets a lot of...Learn more
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“All The Right Notes”: 2015/2016 Montevertine
Few offerings gather as much interest and enthusiasm as those from Martino Manetti’s beloved Montevertine. Back in October we released the duo of 2016 Pian del Ciampolo and the 2015 Montevertine. Already wildly popular no matter the vintage, the 2015 and 2016(two exceptional years for Tuscany) were especially sought after. We’re thankful (and lucky) to offer you a rare second round to increase your stock on two of our favorite Italian bottles released this year. Hauntingly elegant and pure, Mr. Manetti’s wines continue to remind us why we cherish and collect Italian wine. With its supple...Learn more
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“Takes Your Breath Away”: 99 Point 2010 Muga Prado Enea
Muga’s Prado Enea is one of the last truly great traditional Gran Reservas still being made today. The wines are captivating in their old-fashioned regal/intellectual tone yet are also inherently sensual by way of their polished texture and decadent fruit. With the exception of Lopez de Heredia, no other winery captures the old soul of Rioja so beautifully. The hype for the 2010 release of Prado Enea has been immense, and for good reason. Many consider 2010 to be the greatest vintage for Rioja in the last fifty years. By far one of the most balanced in recent memory, the vintage combines ripeness and...Learn more
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Showstopping, Old-School Domestic Cabernet - Overdelivering and Undercharging, for Once!
This might just be the most exciting American wine I’ve discovered since I moved here in 2016. The reason? This is just what I’m always looking for and struggle to find- well made, well priced, and most importantly well balanced Cabernet. I love Napa, but boy does it get pricey for the good stuff. Here instead we’re in Washington State’s sought after Red Mountain AVA, with a wine that wonderfully combines old world complexity with new world intensity. When you get what Jeb Dunnock describes below, loads of...Learn more
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92 Point, $17 Petalos Returns!

92 Point, $17 Petalos Returns!

12/27/2018 2:47 PM

Mr. Palacios wisely decided on Priorat, where he would achieve worldwide fame with “L’Ermita” and “Finca Dofi.” But there had been a close contender: Bierzo. It had all the ingredients that Alvaro yearned for: incredibly steep hillside vineyards; distinctive terroirs; and, most importantly, ancient vineyards of Mencía—a unique red grape believed brought by French pilgrims during the Middle Ages. Meanwhile, his nephew Ricardo Perez had finished enological studies in Bordeaux and was travelling across France—absorbing everything he could about great wines. Flash forward to 2001, and Alvaro and Ricardo found...Learn more
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THE PERFECT Holiday Wine! 94 Points
We’re deep into the party season, but don’t worry, re-enforcements have arrived with the stunning 94 point powerhouse 2016 Domaine Lafage Cotes du Roussillon Bastide Miraflors. 94 points people! For nothing! Make no mistake, this is OUR PARTY WINE OF THE YEAR. Since its initial run a few years ago, we’ve sold literally hundreds of cases of Domaine Lafage. Always consistently critically acclaimed, their Cotes du Roussillon offers the best of both worlds: sweet vivid fruit, suave velvety texture and striking freshness. Winemaker Jean-Marc Lafage has hit sold gold with this. Fifty year old plus vines, organically grown...Learn more
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“Total Rock Star”: 95+ 2015 Relentless
Shafer Vineyards continues its reign as one of Napa’s premiere powerhouses, crafting rich, sumptuous wines that set the gold standard for excellence vintage after vintage. Today we’re offering the much sought after 2015 Relentless. Relentless, as many of you already know, is one of the premier blue-chip Napa bottles. It is also iconic – and a reference point for what California reds can do outside of Cabernet Sauvignon. Robert Parker once famously called the Syrah/Petite Syrah blend "about as profound as you can get from those varietals." Not bad praise.Learn more
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Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: Last 2016 Maximin Grunhauser
Maximin Grünhäuser is one of the central pillars of German fine wine. The estate, which was first mentioned in the year 969 (!?), is one of the oldest and most prestigious in Germany. Under the direction of Carl von Schubert, the 5th generation von Schubert at the helm, the wines have soared to new dizzying heights. To be fair, von Schubert has plenty of magical material to work with. The tiny Ruwer tributary is, for many who love German wine, the perfect spot to grow Riesling. Colder than the Mosel, wines...Learn more
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“One of the Best Dows Ever Made”: 98 Point 2016 Dow Port
While it is all well and good to offer incredible values and highly allocated wines day after day, it presents a troublesome and impossible to avoid complication that allows some wines to fall through the cracks. Logically speaking, there is no reason why we should have quantity on the historic 2016 Dow release–one of the best Dows ever made. Except for the fact that we go long on wines we believe in. These have essentially disappeared from the market. And they will disappear from our cellar soon. Don’t miss your final opportunity to grab this wine treasure!Learn more
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Beg, Borrow or Steal: 100 Point 2016 Clos du Mont Olivet Châteauneuf-du Pape Rouge Cuvée du Papet
What to say? Clos du Mont Olivet is not only a store favorite, but one of Châteauneuf’s most heralded producers. Long held in high regard for their old school approach and reluctance to give into faddism, the wines have always been noble agers in many cellars. I’ve been to many a tasting dinner when an old Mont Olivethas been the somber star of the night, with its dried, earthy leather and garrigue notes all sumptuously wrapped around a core of supple, but exotic fruits. Then again, with a legacy stretching...Learn more
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