THE SHINY NEW 2019’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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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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2010 CLASSIC BORDEAUX


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“One of Bordeaux’s greatest virtues is its ability to transcend time. Since its earliest days, Bordeaux’s natural inclination towards longevity coupled with crowd-pleasing volume has enabled devotees to build cellars and plunder mature vintages with almost wanton abandon.” Neil Martin Vinous Media. The 2010 vintage:One for the record books of the century, the 2010 Bordeaux […]

January 31, 2023

PINOT ON PRICE POINT


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Our mission was to find an affordable Pinot Noir that we’d be very happy to drink, it needed to have complexity, sensual delicacy, ample amounts of charm and it needed to hold our attention.There is just something special about Pinot Noir. It’s hard to grow, tricky to ferment, somewhat unstable around bacteria and tends to […]

January 31, 2023

“SOMETHING SPECIAL BREWING HERE”


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2020 DOMAINE BORIS CHAMPY OFFER “There is something special brewing here,” wrote Neal Martin of Vinous about Champy’s attention-grabbing namesake domaine. He went on, raving about how Boris’s work with in the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune “frankly rewrote everything I thought possible. It is not exaggeration or hyperbole to say that they are equal to many […]

January 12, 2023

GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT


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“Didier Darviot likes to work at his own pace – his sites often see him harvesting later, his cold cellar leads to a particularly slow malolactic fermentation (often taking one year) and inevitably, his wines are shipped right at the end! However, good things come to those who wait and it is undeniable that this […]

December 23, 2022

“HATS OFF TO MUGA”


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Bodegas Muga is Rioja Alta’s premier producer and the Muga family are considered to be one of Spain’s most important winemaking families. The winery has practically legendary status due to its philosophy revolving around adherence to tradition, dynamism, and winemaking of the highest quality. Few producers in the world fashion wines that have such a […]

December 8, 2022

THE BARTON DYNASTY


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The Barton Dynasty:What makes the history of the Barton family so fascinating is how each generation has left its mark and added its stone to this exceptional heritage.In 1722, Thomas Barton left his native Ireland to settle in Bordeaux. He founded a wine trading company and, above all, a family, or rather a dynasty, which […]

December 8, 2022

CABERNET FRANC MASTERS


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Bernard Baudry is unquestionably one of Chinon’s most outstanding producers. Bernard Baudry, now joined by his son Matthieu, is a master of terroir-driven winemaking in the Loire Valley. Cabernet Franc is the common denominator here, but the Baudry vineyards span a range of soil types—sand, gravel, clay, limestone, chalk—yielding fascinatingly diverse expressions of the same […]

October 28, 2022

THOMAS GEORGE


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THOMAS GEORGE ESTATES:Established in 2008 when Canadian Tom Baker acquired the winery from esteemed Russian River Valley wine pioneer Davis Bynum. “Our main purpose,” says Baker, “is to produce wines that are the best expression of Russian River Valley [through] principles espoused by the great winemakers of Burgundy.” Accordingly, the estate focuses on single-block Pinot […]

October 25, 2022

DANA ESTATE – NAPA BLUECHIP


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Introducing Dana Estate: “A very impressive revival of this historical estate in Rutherford (formally the Livingston-Moffett Estate), under the diligent consultancy of Philippe Melka, Dana Estates is producing polished and expressive superstar wines from three wonderfully diverse vineyards. Helms Vineyard consists of five acres on gravelly loam, right on the northern edge of the Rutherford […]

October 25, 2022

“CHABLIS SHOULD BE MEAN”


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Domaine Thierry Laffay is a small high-quality yet little-known Estate managed by Thierry Laffay since 1985. Laffay farms 7 hectares of vineyards over seven excellent appellations. They are mostly organic citing that their viticultural practices are those of reasoned cultivation ‘lutte raisonnée’ scrupulously applied, avoiding systematic treatments and intervening only in the event of a […]

October 14, 2022