“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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AD VIVUM NAPA CABERNET – VIA DOMINUS, CAYMUS AND PETRUS.

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AD VIVUM is a story of a special vineyard, a seasoned winemaker, a meticulous farmer, and Mother Nature. AD VIVUM is a single-vineyard, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wine 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 […]

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OVER 850+ YEARS OF TUSCAN EXCELLENCE – 1141 RICASOLI

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The history of Italy cannot be expressed without counting the prominent contributions of the Ricasoli family, who have produced wine since 1141.  Ricasoli is documented as the oldest winery in Italy and the fourth oldest family business in the world. Baron Francesco Ricasoli has been at the rudder of the winery since 1993 and with […]

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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 […]

February 17, 2021

BORDEAUX DIRECT


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Bordeaux is the center of the fine wine world. The maritime climate on the 45th parallel offers perfect conditions for growing grapes fit for classically-constructed, long-lasting wines. This vast region is home to 10,000 wine producers and 57 different AOCs. Through our collaboration with the Negociant house of CVBG we’re now able to source a range of mature […]

February 17, 2021

PURE BLOOD SYRAH


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If there was a Guild of Master Northern Rhône Wine Craftsmen, Pierre Gaillard would probably be the President. Be it a Saint Joseph, a Côte-Rôtie or a Condrieu, every time you open a bottle with his name on it you know you are going to get a thrilling and bristling expression of the site from […]

February 8, 2021

THE VINTAGE WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR


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2015 Brunello di Montalcino: The Vintage We Have Been Waiting For” Vinous “There is certainly a lot to celebrate about the new crop of Brunello’s. For the most part, the 2015’s are powerful Sangioveses—broad, dense and packed with fruit and tannins. The wines from the northwestern and southwestern parts of the denomination tend to be […]

February 8, 2021

THE BRIGHT, SHINY NEW NAPA VALLEY 2018’S


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THE BRIGHT, SHINY NEW NAPA VALLEY 2018’S “There are so many 2018s that are simply mind-blowing. But what stands out most about the 2018s is their consistency. It is very hard to go wrong with a bottle of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.” Antonio Galloni Vinous Media. “The pure harmony and unprecedented balance in the well-made […]

February 8, 2021

CLOS APALTA – LE PETIT CLOS 2016


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Founded in 1994 by Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle, the French family known for producing Grand Marnier, Lapostolle aim is to “create world-class wines using French expertise and the superb terroir of Chile”.The vineyard is located at the entrance of the Apalta Valley, with its 60 hectares laid amphitheatrically. It enjoys a mostly southeast exposure, quite rare […]

January 22, 2021

DARIOUSH CABERNET ET AL


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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 […]

December 21, 2020

“WINEMAKER TO WATCH”


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Named one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” in Food and Wine and a “Winemaker to Watch” by San Francisco Chronicle, Gavin Chanin began his winemaking career as a harvest intern (before he could legally drink) at Au Bon Climat and Qupé. Under the tutelage of winemakers Jim Clendenen and Bob Lindquist, he worked his way […]

December 4, 2020

2018 BURGUNDY OFFER


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2020 BURGUNDY OFFERING – A FOCUS ON THE 2018 VINTAGE. 2018 Vintage Report: The 2018 growing season in Burgundy was the warmest year yet in the 21st century, with temperatures on average 2° Celsius higher than normal. The vines yielded generously, particularly for Chardonnay, so it was important not to over crop in order to […]

December 4, 2020