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A Clutch of Châteauneufs at World-Beating Pricing
Look, I’ll be blunt. There’s not much of these to go around, and at these prices, I don’t think they’ll last very long. Top estates. Top vintages. Lowest prices you will ever find. Do the math - yeah, no matter how you add it up, these will sell out. Mas de Boizlauzon and Bosquet du Pape have been leaders in Châteauneuf for decades, producing traditionally styled, rich wines of great power and intensity. 2015 and 2016 were twin vintages of true exceptional quality. That we can offer these wines at these prices is an opportunity that doesn’t come around often.Learn more
Posted in Daily Flash By Ian Halbert
Legendary: 1947, 1959 and now 2018 - The Unmissable 2018 Huet Release
Considered one of the most sacred of all Loire estates, Domaine Huet is poised to deliver their most memorable off-dry vintages in decades. Their 2018 release of off-dry and sweet wines are being compared by many to the legendary 1947 and 1959 vintages – and the excitement could not be higher. 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...Learn more
Posted in Daily Flash By Tim Sellon
Bring It on Home: “Simply Extraordinary” 2016 Isole e Olena Cepparello
Easily one of the truly great wines of the world, Paolo de Marchi’s masterful Cepparello is the gold standard for Sangiovese. Recently awarded a stellar 94 to 97 points by Antonio Galloni, this 2016 is one for the ages. Why? The superb quality of the vintage. Like other parts of Europe, 2016 is uniformly excellent. In Tuscany, while yields were down, it was a balanced growing season leading to wines of sublime harmony, perfumed aromatics and downright brilliant energy. Bring that favorable growing season into the...Learn more
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One Step Further: 93 Pt. $18 Classic Albariño
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
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“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
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“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
Posted in Daily Flash By Tim Sellon
Delizioso: Superb New Releases from I Clivi
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
Posted in Daily Flash By Tim Sellon
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
Posted in Daily Flash By Ian Halbert
Hot Damn: 2009 Señorío de P. Peciña Gran Reserva Rioja
Welcome back, old friend. Hermanos Peciña, one the pillars of our Spanish program, has released their triumphant 2009 Gran Reserva. This is only the third Gran Reserva the estate has released since 1998 and just like those other special bottles, the 2009 effortlessly displays why we love traditional old school Rioja – a multidimensional bouquet only ten years of aging could accomplish, creamy red fruits and earthy dark flavors, all resting on sublime layers of soft, mineral textures. For old school Rioja fans, this is a monumental value. In the heart of Rioja Alta, set against the stone peaks of the Sierra...Learn more
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Little Crumbs of Gold: Raul Perez & Comando G
As winter continues to roll on now is the perfect moment to heat things up with two precious allocations of Spain’s hottest estates: Raul Perez and Comando G. Beloved by wine geeks everywhere, both of these young, critically buzzing estates are on fire with collectors, the press and us humble retailers alike. If you haven’t cracked a bottle, do yourself a favor and experience them. Success stories have abounded in Spain in recent years but none may be more important than that of Daniel Landi, Fernando Garcia and Raul Perez. Together they represent the new generation of “cool” Spain. Their wines...Learn more
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