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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
Posted in Reserve List By Tim Sellon
“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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So Much to Say:  Oddero 2015 and 2013, 2009, 2006
One of the oldest and most important growers in Barolo, Oddero is a certified Piemonte icon. Their thirty-five hectares of historical holdings reads like a Greatest Hits collection: Bussia in Monforte d’Alba, Brunate in La Morra, the legendary Vigna Rionda in Serralunga, Villero in Castiglione Falletto, and Gallina in Neive. We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of their very special 2015 pre-arrival from this estate. 2015– a hugely important year for Piedmont–produced exceptional Barolo. Even more so, critic and Piedmont specialist Antonio Galloni has sung rapturous praise on this new 2015 release of the Oddero estate:Learn more
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“Present Day American Benchmarks”: 2016 Arnot-Roberts
Here’s some crazy news for you: we discovered another tiny parcel of gold dust, this time being the super sexy (and damn delicious) 2016’s from Arnot-Roberts. While we recently offered and sold these wines back in August, the appetite and desire for them is simply enormous–as they should be. This is one of the hottest and most sought-after estates in California. 2016 was a terrific year for Sonoma. “2016 marks a return to a much more relaxed, growing season with ideal conditions for making wines endowed with energy, freshness and delineation that provide a striking foil to California’s natural...Learn more
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“Burgundy with bubbles”: Profound Champagnes of Ruppert-Leroy
Ruppert-Leroy is one of the most exciting new voices to emerge from Champagne in years. Lead by Bénédicte and Emmanuel Leroy, this tiny four hectare estate in the Aube has quickly gained attention from critics and collectors worldwide. The wines, which many insiders have proclaimed to be “Burgundy with bubbles”, are incredibly vinous and fruit-intense making us recall another heavy-weight we’ve come to feverously collect, Cedric Bouchard. Ms. Leroy’s parents were originally sheep farmers settling...Learn more
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Everything Old is New Again … Or Did it Ever Change? 96+ pt. “Sumptuous, Beautifully Resonant Cabernet”
There’s a lot to unpack in this bottle of wine - a virtual cornucopia of themes, histories, realities and ideas. You see this is the wine that started it all - the entire modern era of Napa Cabernet, and its story is the story of not only of the entire region of Napa, but in many senses, its story is that of all wine. Success, struggle, crises of identity, the role of critical press, ambition and ego all play out across its canvas. And because of that we can often lose sight of the wine itself, as it becomes symbolic of a trend, a moment in history...Learn more
Posted in Reserve List By Ian Halbert
Fabio Gea: Piemonte’s Upstart Wild Child
Louis/Dressner has a knack for discovering the next cult phenomenon: Rougeard. Overnoy. Pepière. Coudert. Canonica et al. The best of his producers captures the essence of the wild, raw and wholly-of-the-earth element that informed Joe Dressner’s approach to wine. Fabio Gea seems destined for the same slavish devotion as the rest of Dressner’s best producers. In fact, based on our allocations - he already has! I’ve never met the man, but every profile of him makes some mention of wild motion - “whirlwind” is frequently invoked when describing the experience of being in his presence. This restless sense of motion...Learn more
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“Brooding But Not a Bruiser”: 95 pt. 2017 Bedrock
In the space of just a few short years Morgan Twain-Peterson’s Bedrock has risen from obscure, whimsical beginnings into a serious heavy contender for California wine King. “Everybody should recognize the incredible speed at which Morgan Twain-Peterson has built his Bedrock Wine Co. into a world-class performer.” Gushed Robert Parker, after he awarded the winery two 100 point scores. And it’s not just Parker. They’ve been given some of the highest critical acclaim from almost every major publication in the country, including the Vinous, Wine Spectator, New York Times, L.A. Times, Wall Street Journal, and...Learn more
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