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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CHINON FROM THE MASTERS


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Established in 1975, Bernard Baudry is a relatively young winery in Chinon terms. Son, Matthieu Baudry, joined in 2001. Today, they own 32 hectares across the appellation from valley floor to slopes and plateau. This being Chinon, production is 90% Cabernet Franc with a splash of Chenin Blanc thrown in. The estate has officially been […]

January 4, 2022

NAPA CAB VIA PETRUS, DOMINUS AND CAYMUS.


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AD VIVUM is a single-vineyard, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon crafted by Chris Phelps, a long-time Napa Valley winemaker who has earned a reputation for his ability to consistently produce unique wines that honestly reflect the terroir of their vineyard origin. Winemaker Chris Phelps grew up in the hills of the Livermore Valley, east of San Francisco, in […]

December 9, 2021

STEADY STATE NAPA CABERNET


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Josh Phelps is the son of well known winemaker, Chris Phelps. Chris’ background includes making wine at Petrus, as the first winemaker at Dominus, and nine years at Caymus. Josh grew up around the vines and the opportunity to create his own brand was too tempting to pass up. Given his local’s access and neighbourhood friends, […]

December 9, 2021

MORE SWEET 16 BRUNELLO


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“2016 Brunello di Montalcino: More of the vintage we have been waiting for” Vinous.“If I had to think of one way to universally describe the majority of wines from the 2016 vintage, I would offer that they are like a well-muscled black stallion in its prime. They are dark yet radiant, expressive, nearly explosive at […]

December 9, 2021

SUMPTIOUS CHIANTI CLASSICO


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“I have long championed Chianti Classico as a source for pedigreed, age worthy wines that the average consumer can still afford. That is, thankfully, still true. In 2015 and 2016, wine lovers will find two genuinely great back to back vintages that arrive precisely at a time when producers are seeking greater finesse and precision. […]

December 9, 2021

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

“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

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 – COMING SOON


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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