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Joya de la Corona: 100 & 98 pt  2016 Catena Zapata
This morning brings another new headline stirring Zapata release, this time Argentina’s crown jewel has earned (yet again) tremendous critical acclaim – ­including an outstanding 100 point review. With increased attention to single vineyard high altitude terroir, “place” has come front and center at Catena, and, as a result, the estate’s wines connect majesty and power with increasingly intimate scope and scale. While you can say this isn’t exactly a new recipe for Catena Zapata, one can argue they are getting better and better at it. The wines, with each new release, are showing more and more individual...Learn more
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Delicious Single Vineyard Oregon Pinot for 45% Off!?!?!
Nothing crazy going on here, just a whopping 45% discount on a tasty single vineyard Pinot from Oregon’s beloved Raptor Ridge. Usually priced at $45, this little gem is yours for only $25. Revealing gorgeous earthy tones with dark forest fruits, the 2011 Meredith Mitchell hums with everything we crave in aged Pinot: velvety texture, supple tannin and layers upon layers of complex tertiary flavors and tones. While 2011 in Oregon was originally panned by the critics for having a closed off austere youth, with time the wines have blossomed into being one of the most beloved in ages showing off excellent freshness...Learn more
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Everyone Will Want These: “Stellar” 2015 Barolo
“This is a stellar set of 2015s from Elena Brovia and Alex Sanchez.” Boasts Antonio Galloni on the 2015 Barolo release from Brovia “These are some of the bigger, richer 2015s readers will come across, and yet the wines show impeccable balance.” Of course they do. Balance is what Brovia is all about. There is never excess here, no attempt to showboat or to flaunt an image of power. Balance is number one here. So, 2015, a vintage of supreme power, balanced in the hands of Brovia? To say this is a significant moment for hard-core Barolo collectors is a vast understatement. “Although 2015 seems to have a...Learn more
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Get in Front of This One: 94 Pt “Baby” Sassicaia
Sassicaia has been on an unbelievable run since 2007. In the past five years–especially 2015 and 2016–no other winery in the world has had a stronger market value. Cut to 2017, an exceptional vintage for Tuscany. So, what do you think one of Tuscany's hottest property's "second wine" offers in the way of value for this strong vintage? Guidalberto, unlike its older brother Sassicaia, is meant for immediate pleasure. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, the 2017 offers the vintages beguiling sense of focus and velvety tannin. Unsurprisingly, this is the strongest and tastiest Guidalberto we’ve tasted in...Learn more
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South America’s First Growth: The 100 pt. 2017 Almaviva
Almaviva is a collaboration between Concha y Toro and Baron Philippe de Rothschild. Founded in 1997, the idea was to create a Chilean Grand Cru Classé. To say that they have achieved their goal is an understatement. The wine has achieved a level of global recognition as not just a Chilean First Growth, but one of the world’s great Cabernet blends. With 60 hA in Maipo Valley’s Puente Alta, the highest point in the valley, the alluvial soils are ideal for the traditional Bordeaux grapes, with a strong core of Cabernet Sauvignon but also supporting vines of Carmenère, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and...Learn more
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The One and Only: Billecart-Salmon - 2008, the Vintage of a Lifetime!
For customers who enjoy purity and brightness in their champagnes, look no further than the brilliant wines of Billecart-Salmon. The essence of this historical house style can be found in their meticulous production, from the double débourbage to their signature long, slow, very cool fermentation. The end results are wines that are renowned for their elegance and deeply impressive aging capability. Today we’re extremely excited to offer you a rare opportunity to boost your...Learn more
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96 pts.: 2015 Barolos from the Legendary Conterno Fantino
Established in 1982 by dear friends Guido Fantino and Claudio Conterno, Conterno Fantino is one of the most prized estates in all of Piedmont. Overlooking the ancient village of Montforte d'Alba, this benchmark estate is famous for a blockbuster show of structure, tannin and rich, intricately layered textures of mineral and fruit. It’s a blend of the old and the new – a respect for tradition with an uncanny knack for innovation – that has propelled the estate into the hearts of Barolo collectors worldwide. The nucleus of the estate is their flagship Ginestra, a hugely historical vineyard for Barolo, documented as...Learn more
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Returning to His Roots: 2017 Once & Future
I recently received a text from an old-school California collector who passionately pleaded for me to taste the new 2017 vintage from Joel Peterson’s acclaimed estate, Once & Future. For many of California’s biggest enthusiasts, Once & Future has hit a strong emotional cord. The wines represent a homecoming of sorts, a successful farmer turned multi-millionaire returning back to his roots–and the results are spectacular. Mr. Peterson has spent the last four decades with his Ravenswood label, a journey that began in 1976 with a small, quirky gothic label that allowed him to focus on his love of Zinfandel...Learn more
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Wild Thing: 2016 Paolo Bea Santa Chiara Bianco
Fresh juicy peach, golden apple, wild flowers on a refreshing body of savory citrus and mineral, the legendary Paolo Bea returns with their masterful 2016 Santa Chiara Bianco, a wild, bohemian white wine that is as delicious as it is utterly fascinating. Pulverizing conventional winemaking, the highly allocated wines of Bea always stir up excitement and debate. For those tired of the ordinary, we strongly recommend trying this beautifully unique bottle of wine. Note from Importer Neal Rosenthal: “A white wine produced from Grachetto, Malvasia , Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Garganega, in approximately equal proportions...Learn more
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Bubbly Elite: New Bérêche Champagne
Bérêche Champagne seamlessly marry endless richness, texture and depth with mesmerizing freshness and verve. They are masterpieces which are extraordinarily rare and for some crazy reason very, very well priced. You won’t find better values in Champagne. Period. Most of what we are offering isn’t made available for the general public in America. 99% of Bérêche what produces is sold to private clients driving from London, Paris or Brussels. The rest of that 1% is allocated to Michelin starred restaurants either in Champagne or Paris. The tiny dribbles that are left is then sent to America. You just don’t see this stuff...Learn more
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