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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
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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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Saxum For the Rest of Us: 2016 Villa Creek High Road James Berry Vineyard
While we would all love to drink a bottle of Saxum–one of the most sought-after cult wines in America–reality has other ideas. If you are lucky enough to find their single-vineyard expressions, you’re paying handsomely for it (easily $150 plus). That’s why we’re so happy to offer the excellent 2016 Villa Creek High Road James Berry Vineyard. It’s Saxum for the rest us. Based in the limestone hills just west of Paso Robles (and just an 8 minute drive down the road from Saxum) JoAnn and Cris Cherry’s Villa Creek Cellars has been considered...Learn more
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“Bravo, Bravo and Bravo!”: 2016 Comando G La Bruja de Rozas and 2016 Rozas 1er Cru
For the last few years we’ve relentlessly advocated the wines from Spain’s Comando G. Fernando Garcia, together with Dani Landi, have completely redefined what Garnacha can be, transforming an overlooked appellation of Sierra de Gredos into one of the most thrilling viticulture areas within Spain. Let’s not mince any words here: these guys are one of the most exciting success stories in the wine world today. We’re not the only fan boys. In his newest book, “The New Vignerons” Luis Gutiérrez doesn’t leave anything...Learn more
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Monumental Collector Alert! 2016 FX Pichler
We’ve just received a rare allocation of Austrian’s finest: FX Pichler. Pichler is by every definition of the word, a powerhouse. The estate, easily one of the most famous white wine producers in the world, specializes in monumental, supercharged (and hyper sought after) Rieslings and Gruners. Today we two wines from two legendary sites –Loibenberg and Kellerberg– that offer the quintessence of rich, exotic, multi-layered Riesling. They also hail from the 2016 vintage – one of our dear favorites for purity and verve. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of Austria’s very best.Learn more
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“Do We Really Need White Burgundy?” 97 Pt 2017 Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay
Decanter’s Tina Gellie participated in a blind tasting with Kumeu going up against legendary estates Leflaive, Lafon, Sauzet, Drouhin, Girardin and Niellon. She reported back: “It was a fascinating tasting, with Kumeu River a clear winner in three of the four flights.” Whether you agree with the white Burgundy comparisons or not, one thing is for certain: this is not minor league baseball here. Kumeu, deservedly so, is performing in the big leagues. And for the money they are asking for, they are knocking...Learn more
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