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We Buy This Every Year - So Should You.
From last year’s offer: Graillot founded his own Domaine only in in 1985, and started making some pretty serious waves around 1990 when Robert Parker compared his Crozes to most producers Hermitage. By now the secret is well and truly out, but the comparison still holds true. Wonderfully the prices are still incredibly good too given the adulation the wines have received, and the only problem is getting hold of them. Today we have them in both 750ml and magnum format. These are wines of remarkable depth and structure- far more serious than one would expect from a typical Crozes. Complex...Learn more
Posted in Daily Flash By Ian Halbert
Case Buy Alert: Absolutely Chuggable French Red!
Sumptuous dark red fruits, lip-smacking acidity, an all-too-easy drinkability and a reasonable tariff - these are the hallmarks of the “bistro wine,” a category impossible to avoid in France, but far too uncommon here in the US. It’s a category that has had a long tradition at this store and one we love. The Loire produces some excellent examples and today’s offer - Les Equilibristes’ “Le Joufflu” - is one of the best we’ve tasted in a while. Intensely pure and rich fruit, a touch of pepper and floral notes, soft tannins, juicy acidity and long finish all make this wine, frankly irresistible.Learn more
Posted in Daily Flash By Ian Halbert
Small is Beautiful - Our Favorite Domestic Pinot Noir, Hands Down.
A staple for budget-minded Pinot lovers, Evesham Wood’s Willamette Pinot combines handcrafted artisan quality with affordable weeknight pricing. A model of small scale, boutique production using the same methods as their more expensive single-vineyard bottlings, this wallet friendly label continues to dominate the domestic Pinot value category. Their newest 2017 expression impresses with beautiful aromatics of hedgerow fruit and forest floor. On the palate, Evesham’s signature of tart red cherry...Learn more
Posted in Daily Flash By Tim Sellon
Buy With Urgency: One of the Purest Barberas We’ve Ever Tasted!
A remarkable value that is quickly becoming impossible to source, there is a mounting urgency for us to place an order on the fast disappearing and crazy delicious 2017 Brovia Sori del Drago. Why? Because the entire U.S. market–New York, Chicago, Los Angeles–all want it, and want it bad. So should you. With its enormous energy and intoxicatingly plush shades of sweet plum and raspberry core, Brovia’s stellar 2017 Barbera D’Alba “Sori’del Drago” demands the attention (and praise) from those who do not believe in...Learn more
Posted in Daily Flash By Tim Sellon
America’s First Growth: 2017 Ridge
We’re thrilled to announce that it is time to offer the Ridge Fall pre-sell. Ridge is the cornerstone of our California wine collection and each new release – no matter the vintage– is a huge event. 2017 in Northern California (besides those unfortunate enough to be stuck in the Napa fires) was an outstanding vintage–offering intense concentration and freshness. The quality of these wines, as always, are exceptional. Don’t miss some of America’s best wines offered at fantastic pricing. “A season of extreme weather began with heavy winter rains that replenished the water table. The vines rebounded...Learn more
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Best von der Fels ever? 2018 Keller
Let the race begin! One of the most popular and crazy values we offer, German super-star Klaus Peter Keller’s von der Fels Riesling is back for the much hyped 2018 vintage. Produced from young vines in his Grand Cru vineyards, there is no other wine, besides maybe Lauer’s “Senior”, that offers so much incredible material for such a low price. Everyone who loves wine deserves to experience this absurd deal. 2018 has already been labeled as one of the greatest vintages ever in Germany. Stephen Bitterholf, the importer for Keller, has made the interesting point that much of this is because of how perfect...Learn more
Posted in Daily Flash By Tim Sellon
It’s Back: The Impeccable 2018 Leirana Albariño
Just a mere stone’s throw from the Atlantic, lifelong viticulturist Rodrigo Mendez’s garage winery, Forjas del Salnés, produces an outstanding collection of wines born from his family’s old vines in Rías Baixas. With consultation from Spanish superstar Raúl Pérèz, this small estate has blossomed into one of Spain’s most compelling success stories. Today we’re focusing on the newest vintage of a long-time store favorite, their terrific Leirana Albariño. Impeccably balanced and beautifully concentrated, the 2018 Leirana is precise, lively, salty and pure with impressive intensity. One of, if not the most, complete and impressive...Learn more
Posted in Daily Flash By Tim Sellon
“The Ambassador in Many Ways for Zen-like Chablis”
Gilbert Picq is a house favorite. So treasured are the Domaine’s wines that I have a standing order to be alerted whenever the next round is available and want whatever comes to the state - even if it’s 100 cases - delivered directly to the store. As there was a changing of the guard at the distributor in regards to who the portfolio manager was, that is exactly what happened, without any advanced notice at all! Nonetheless, I was very happy to see several huge piles of Picq Chablis in our cellar! You will be happy too to have them in yours! Sure, the gold standard for Chablis is Raveneau and Dauvissat, masters of...Learn more
Posted in Daily Flash By Ian Halbert
35% OFF?! Smoking Deal on “Left Bank”
You’re always going to get more attention for crazy 35% discount deals and for South Africa industry icon’s Neil Ellis, we’re happy they are going to get an extra boost of love. Their exquisite 2014 “Left Bank” is a loving nod to–surprise–Bordeaux’s left bank, but with a distinct (and delicious) South African twist. For those craving a generous full bodied red that over delivers, we’ve found your next best friend. Established in 1993, Neil Ellis winery is the partnership of winemaker and wine-entrepreneur, Neil Ellis and Stellenbosch-based businessman, Hans Peter Schröder. Together the two became early...Learn more
Posted in Daily Flash By Tim Sellon
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
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