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Changing the Narrative: An Untraditional Source for a Delicious Late Season Rosé
We’re good friends with the Barton family of St. Julien fame, owners of the celebrated Ch. Léoville-Barton and Langoa-Barton. The patriarch of the family, Anthony Barton, is a legend in the wine world. One of the most charismatic and dynamic figures of the 20th century in wine, he played a large role in writing the modern history of Bordeaux, all while producing successive vintages of spectacular wine. Today the family business is being run by Lilian, Anthony’s daughter, and increasingly Damien...Learn more
Posted in Daily Flash By Ian Halbert
STOP EVERYTHING - This is BIG: You Need CASES!!! 95 Pt. "Viña Ardanza” Pre-Arrival
Armed with three hundred hectares of estate-owned vineyards, their own cooperage, and a century-old winery holding 51,000 casks and 6.4 million bottles stored at any one time–the equivalent of roughly 8 years of sales–of course La Rioja Alta is considered one of the grand jewels of Spain. Unsurprisingly, the wines are made in the traditional Rioja manner. Everything is harvested by hand. Fermentation comes naturally. Malolactic is never sped up, concluding when it naturally finishes. The wines are never filtered before...Learn more
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Extraordinario: 92 pt, $19 Petalos
Every month we’re reminded that we are in the golden age of Spanish wine. In recent years the country has catapulted into the hearts of critics and every-day wine drinkers for their sensational value, ambition, and, of course, unique terroir. “Petalos” from Alvaro Palacios has been a standard for years now – offering personality and character that is unrivaled in the sub-$20 price range. We’re back with the 2017, and once again it’s a home run. Recently awarded 92 points by the Wine Advocate, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed by Mr. Palacios’s latest masterpiece.Learn more
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REDUX: Legendary: 1947, 1959 and now 2018 - The Unmissable 2018 Huet Release
Huet wines are some of France's – perhaps the world's – longest-lasting whites, with bottles from the 1940’s still drinking beautifully now. Even the oldest Loire growers can’t remember a vintage like 2018. Summer was hot (temperatures reached record highs) but, more importantly, the growing season had no major setbacks. This means no frost, no hail and very little disease/pest pressure during harvest. This is particularly important for growers like Huet and their off-dry/sweet wines. By leaving their crop out...Learn more
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Bring on the FUNK! NV Sebastien Brunet Pétillant Naturel Grolleau 100%
Pétillant naturel, or “pét-nat”, is an easy-going, unpretentious sparkling wine category that has caught a massive amount of attention as of late. And why not? Easy, approachable, funky and refreshing, they offer the fun and whimsy of bubbles without the seriousness (or price tag) that you see from Champagne. More delicious than Prosecco, less pretentious than Champagne and inexpensive to boot, pét-nat’s are funky, bohemian and heck of a lot of fun. Sebastien Brunet’s stupidly charming 100% sparkling Grolleau...Learn more
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The BEST Pinot Value We’ve Tasted This Year!
One of the great surprises of the summer was uncorking a bottle of the 2015 Scheu Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir), a fantastic German red that completely knocked us off our feet. Round and juicy with a refreshing core of sweet cherries, this is our number #1 value Pinot of the year. Don’t miss this incredible surprise! The Pfalz is one of the warmest growing regions in Germany and at home their reds are just as celebrated as their whites. With a complex mixture of soils (sandstone, limestone, marl, loess-loam and granite to isolated stretches of slate), mild winters and dry...Learn more
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Guaranteed Heartbreaker: 2018 Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Clos des Briords
It’s sadly a tradition at this point … another year, another imminent wave of customer heartbreak for not getting enough bottles of Domaine de la Pépière’s sublime Clos des Briords. This year may be the worst yet. Why? 2018 was sensational for the Loire­: opulent ripe fruit boosted by electric acidity and substantial concentration are the headliners here. Marc Olivier, the gifted winemaker responsible for Domaine de la Pépière, always seems to find the electric socket no matter how warm the vintage...Learn more
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Lowest Price in the Country! Once-in-a-Lifetime 44% OFF Northern Rhône Legend
Mr. Voge began making wine in 1958 on his father’s farm located in the heart of Cornas. This was not an easy decision–though Cornas had a rich and prestigious history, the appellation itself was in danger of being slowly forgotten. Mr. Voge quickly began to understand his life’s mission: to bring his Cornas to the best restaurants in France and show the true magic of his terroir. With over seventy parcels covering seven hectares, it is no wonder that Mr. Voge sometimes seems preoccupied. Half in jest, Voge says he harvests...Learn more
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95 Point, $32 Classical Gigondas from the Greatest Southern Rhône Vintage in Generations
Situated in the heart of the village of Gigondas, the domaine was founded in 1900 by Eugene Bonfils, the great-grandfather of the current proprietor, Stephanie Fumoso. Ms. Fumoso has recently taken over complete winemaking duties and, according to what we’ve tasted, things are working out quite well. Josh Raynolds of Vinous recently completed a trip the estate and seems to agree: “Owner and winemaker Stephanie Fourmosa has achieved a seamless takeover of the domaine from her formidably...Learn more
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The Dog Days were Made for Rosés
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
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