“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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SUMMER-SET


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Starting several years ago, Olivier Bernard and the team at Domaine de Chevalier made a strong commitment to Clos des Lunes, an ancient vineyard in Sauternes, among the finest in Bordeaux. Relying on an intimate relationship with the terroir, the ultimate aim is to create one of the greatest dry white wines on the market. […]

June 16, 2021

SUMMER-RED


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Introducing Perricone:Once widely grown in Sicily, the Perricone grape (also known as pignatello) almost became extinct thanks to phylloxera. It lingered as a minor blending partner for Nero d’Avola, primarily to add tannins which Nero d’Avola lacks while Perricone has assertive tannin. Today, in part led by producers such Tasca d’Almerita, the grape has gotten […]

June 16, 2021

TASCA + ETNA = TASCANTE


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It was surely inevitable that Sicily’s first fine-wine producer would establish themselves on the Volcano. Sicily’s star is ascendant in the wine community, and it seems that when anyone looks at Sicily these days, their eyes are immediately drawn to the island’s most prominent topographic feature, the great volcano Mount Etna. Etna wines are almost […]

June 1, 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 […]

May 21, 2021

THERE’S SOMETHING SPECIAL BREWING HERE


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“What happened to Boris Champy after he was asked to “move on” from Domaine des Lambrays in 2019 having barely got his feet under the desk? The answer is this. I visited Champy at his winery in the Haute-Côtes behind Pommard in the sleepy village of Nantoux on a Saturday morning when we had time […]

May 21, 2021

THE SHINY 18’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 […]

May 6, 2021

WINE THAT PLAYS WITH YOUR HEARTSTRINGS


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We’re soon taking 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. 2013 Luciano Sandrone • Barolo Vite Talin. 100 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. $525 per bottle – 1 pack Here it is: the newest creation to […]

May 6, 2021

“ONE OF ARGENTINA’S MOST DISTINCTIVE REDS”


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“For readers familiar with Rioja, Bodegas Weinert is the López de Heredia of Mendoza, making wonderfully traditional wines and sticking to its principles. Bodegas Weinert produces savoury wines that show a combination of ripeness, old World flavours, sumptuous textures, herbal tones and velvety tannins. Intriguing wines that have more in common with older Bordeaux than […]

April 6, 2021

FETE DU PINOT NOIR


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A celebration of Burgundy’s famously fickle heart break grape.  2017 Symbion Pinot Noir – Willamette Valley – Oregon$44.95 per bottle – 6 bottles per case  Winemaker Steve Doerner has been making wine for 38 years – 14 at Calera in California, and 24 at Cristom in Oregon. This is his personal home vineyard offering.Red berry and […]

March 17, 2021

ONE OF ITALY’S MOST IMPORTANT WINES.


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Sicily’s Tasca d’Almerita’s Rosso del Conte is (along with Mastroberardino’s Taurasi) southern Italy’s greatest and most famous red wine. Besides showcasing the merits of the island’s Nero d’Avola grape, Rosso del Conte proves that Italy’s south can produce world class, age-worthy reds. Rosso del Conte was the first single vineyard wine ever produced in Sicily. […]

March 11, 2021