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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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Two First Names, Huge Scores: Peter Michael Allocations
British entrepreneur Peter Michael turned 81 last year, but that hasn’t stopped his legendary estate from sitting on top of every California collector’s wish list. Today we are offering a hyper-rare assortment of gems from this storied domain. It’s not an exaggeration to say that Sir (he was knighted by the Queen) Michael’s bottles are the vinous equivalent to a Rolls Royce–magnificently luxurious and impeccable made–and only a lucky few have the rare opportunity to experience them. Despite the tiny allocations and huge following, this is isn’t an estate that is resting on their laurels, either. A critics favorite...Learn more
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“A Legend in the Making”: 97+ pt. 2010 Rioja Gran Reserva from a Traditionalist Master
La Rioja Alta is an icon in the world of wine. A titan of traditionalism alongside Lopez de Heredia, this foundational Domaine produces some of Spain’s most seductive, complex and age-worthy wines. But you know that already. Whether it’s the value-laden Alberdi or Ardanza, or the ultra-collectible 904 and 890 Gran Reservas, La Rioja Alta has been a mainstay of our Spanish program and the foundation of many an Iberian cellars. But this is different than our usual pitch. 2010 is well on its way to being a modern...Learn more
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We Got More!!! Lowest Price in the Country for 98+ Rudd Cab
Though the wines have been celebrated for some time now, Rudd is still somewhat under the radar…but not for much longer. Located in what Robert Parker has referred to as the “tenderloin” of Oakville corridor, the estate’s vineyards neighbor heavyweights Screaming Eagle and Plumpjack. More importantly Rudd’s estate director, Oscar Henquet, has gone full steam on pampering the vineyards with no expense spared. This includes a full transition to organic/biodynamic viticulture and a jaw-dropping state of the art new winemaking facility.Learn more
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Staggering Scores on Newest Arnot Robert’s Release
The newest Arnot-Robert’s release picks up where things left off last time around: huge staggering scores and tiny quantities. The immensely sought-after cult California producer–easily one of the hottest in the Golden State–has once again struck gold. Take a look at these scores, take a look at these prices and you’ll understand why these bottles are going to disappear in seconds. With extremely limited quantities only a lucky few will manage to experience these gems! DON’T WAIT! The 2017 White Wine Old Vine Heinstein Vineyard is another fabulous...Learn more
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LIMITED: “One of the best Chardonnays in the world” 2017 Kumeu River Estate Charddonay.
Few Chardonnay producers have developed as much hot acclaim and excitement as New Zealand’s Kumeu River. Their superb 2017 estate Chardonnay (one of their finest in years) wastes no time in impressing you, showcasing unbelievable class and distinction for under $30. There is no question that if this was white Burgundy, the price would be twice as much. Luckily, it’s not. For newcomers, it’s time you experience the estate Neal Martin describes as “amongst the very best Chardonnay producers in the world.”Learn more
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The Original CA Cult Classic: 97-100 pt. 2016 Joseph Pehlps Insignia
There’s not much to say about Insignia that hasn’t already been said. One of the iconic cult and groundbreaking CA Cabernets that helped launch an entire era, Insignia is about as close as it gets to a Napa First Growth. Intense, powerful, opulent and concentrated, the great Insignias carry their size with grace, all while offering plenty of hedonistic fruit. 2016 is an epic year in Napa and this year’s Insignia is no different, already garnering huge scores from Parker’s Wine Advocate. Whether you’re new to the game or have a...Learn more
Posted in Reserve List By Ian Halbert
The Real Deal: 94 pt. CA Chard at 34% Off!!!
Failla is one of California’s finest addresses, even though it was founded relatively recently. Then again, when it’s the brain-child of Ehren Jordan, it’s a big deal. Who’s Ehren Jordan , you ask? Well, let’s just say he had a hand in putting the Turley winery on the map, serving as winemaker and general manager for over 18 years. Failla is not about high-powered Zinfandels, however. Rather, the focus here is on balanced Chardonnays and Pinots from the best sites in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino. You would expect a gambit with as big a legacy behind it to garner praise at first, but since its founding Failla...Learn more
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