THE SHINY NEW 2018’S FROM DARIOUSH

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In the late 1990’s, while the focus was on northern Napa Valley, Darioush and Winemaker Steve Devitt focused intently on site selection and cooler, maritime-influenced micro climates of Southern Napa Valley and atop Mount Veeder. Together, they saw the potential of Bordeaux varieties grown from these unique, more temperate sites in crafting balanced wines with […]

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WINE THAT PLAYS WITH YOUR HEARTSTRINGS

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We’ve taken stock of the Vite Talin Barolo from the great Luciano Sandrone, these wines are possessed with a thrilling sense of energy and seamless balance. inquire about allocations. 2014 Luciano Sandrone • Barolo Vite Talin. 97 Points Vinous. $560 per bottle – 1 pack “The 2014 Barolo Vite Talin is shaping up to be one […]

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“PERHAPS THE BEST AMARONE EVER MADE” JS

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We’ve managed to get our hands on a small but beautiful library collection of Amarone direct from the cellars of Zenato. “Zenato is one of the historic names in Valpolicella. The estate makes a wide range of wines, but truly excels with Amarone. A recent vertical tasting of Zenato’s Amarone Riserva Sergio Zenato going back […]

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BIODYNAMIC BURGUNDY


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Certified Biodynamic, Aurelien Verdet crafts complex and no-compromise wines from some of Côte-de-Nuits finest sites. These are must-try wines for Burgundy enthusiasts and those looking to discover the region’s true gems. Aurélien sources his Nuits-Saint-Georges from the Pertuis Maréchaux vineyard, which lies on the Vosne-Romanée side of the Nuits — a region renowned for its […]

November 16, 2021

CHATEAUNEUF IMPOSTEUR


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2018 Mas Des Volques – Duche d’Uzes Volcae Red – $28.95 per bottle – six packs. 93 Points Jeb Dunnuck.“Tasted out of bottle, the 2018 Duche D’Uzes Volcae takes some air to show at its best, revealing a ruby/purple, almost opaque hue to go with beautiful blackberries, raspberries, smoked earth, ground pepper, and bouquet garni-like […]

November 16, 2021

“ONE OF THE GREAT VINEYARDS IN AUSTRALIA”


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“Frankland Estate has emerged as one of the great vineyards of Australia” Huon Hooke – The Real Review.Frankland Estate’s Isolation Ridge Vineyard has become an enduring symbol of one of the world’s most remote wine regions. The almost 40-hectare property was planted in 1988, with Hunter Smith the second generation to tend the vines, evolving […]

November 16, 2021

LOCATED BETWEEN CHATEAUX d’YQUEM & GUIRAUD


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Lune d’Argent is the new project of the Bernard family, owners of the iconic Domaine de Chevalier in Pessac-Leognan. This dry white comes from an exceptional terroir located between the Châteux d’Yquem and Guiraud. These soils are not only known to produce the best Sauternes but also stunning dry white wines, a blend of 70% Semillon and […]

November 2, 2021

“ONE OF THE BEST IN RECENT YEARS”


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2015 Latour-Martillac, Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru – $99.95 per bottle. six packs“This is a great Pessac-Léognan from this château, one of the best in recent years… Robert Parker” 95 points Wine Enthusiast Solid tannins mark this still very young wine. At the same time, the fruit is rich and well-proportioned. Black currants dominate the fruity spectrum, giving the wine richness […]

November 2, 2021

THE SPIRIT OF PAVIE


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2015 Esprit de Pavie – Bordeaux $42.95 per bottle – wooden boxes of 6. Esprit de Pavie is the creation of Gerard Perse, the visionary owner of Chateau Pavie in St Emillion, having produced no less than five 100 point wines at the Pavie estate. He and his team could have sat smug on their laurels, instead they set […]

November 2, 2021

OFF THEIR RIOJA


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“Spain’s most famous region is increasingly exciting. Rioja is about to change how it classifies and promotes its wine. New grape varieties are being planted and old ones rediscovered. Pioneering wine-makers are bringing a fresh approach to what has always been an important but traditional wine-producing region.” “Younger Winemakers who’ve traveled the World are now […]

November 2, 2021

BORDEAUX MUST BUY


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One of the most sought-after values in Bordeaux, Chateau Marjosse is the personal vineyard of the famed Pierre Lurton, managing director for Cheval Blanc and d’Yquem! A hidden gem in our portfolio, the 2018 Marjosse is made up of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc with a splash of old vines Malbec […]

October 25, 2021

THE SHINY NEW 2018’S FROM DARIOUSH


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In the late 1990’s, while the focus was on northern Napa Valley, Darioush and Winemaker Steve Devitt focused intently on site selection and cooler, maritime-influenced micro climates of Southern Napa Valley and atop Mount Veeder. Together, they saw the potential of Bordeaux varieties grown from these unique, more temperate sites in crafting balanced wines with […]

October 14, 2021

NEBBIOLO IN A NUT SHELL


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About ten producers make wine in the Valmaggiore cru in Roero, and these wines get better each year I return to taste them. The 2017 Nebbiolo d’Alba Valmaggiore is particularly beautiful, thanks to ideal growing conditions during that year. The Sandrone family counts 3.5 hectares in this location. As an alternative to Barolo, this wine presents […]

September 29, 2021