YOUNG WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR


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2022 JEAN BAPTISTE JESSIAUME OFFER: Jean-Baptiste Jessiaume, representing the sixth generation, grew up watching his father, Marc, make wine, and the two continued to run Jessiaume for several years after selling the estate in 2006. The pair later moved down to Bouzeron in the Côte Chalonnaise to take over Domaine Chanzy, and following that, Jean-Baptiste—who […]

September 26, 2022

INTRODUCING COIL PINOT NOIR


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From father and son winemakers Chris and Josh Phelps (Formerly of Petrus, Dominus and Caymus) Coil represents the cyclical nature of grapes and winemaking, and the tension that makes a good wine remarkable. “In 2018, we received a fateful phone call from our friend Roger Scommegna. He had just harvested one of his vineyards—a prime site for extreme-elevation, […]

September 26, 2022

MOUNTAIN CLIMBING


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“I believe you can make a case — not airtight, mind you, but a pretty good one — that Spring Mountain District is the most unrecognized source of great wine in Napa Valley today.”“There’s a distinction to the wines from this small zone. They have that “smack of Californian earth” that Robert Louis Stevenson wrote […]

September 26, 2022

CHIANTI CLASSICO IN EXCELSIS


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“2019 is generally a year with more even conditions and no shock events. Many growers describe their 2019s as having lower acids and lower extracts than their 2018 counterparts, although the wines don’t always come across that way in tasting. What impresses me most about the 2019s is their exceptional balance. The wines soar with […]

September 2, 2022

SANDRONE VITE TALIN


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2015 Luciano Sandrone • Barolo Vite Talin. 97 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. September delivery You’ll have to wait until 2021 for this release, but it absolutely will reward your patience. What an exceptionally fine creation this is, the 2015 Barolo Vite Talin. It is soft and generous, with great concentration, and the dark fruit […]

August 9, 2022

A MAJOR SLEEPER OF THE VINTAGE


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Owned by the Sichel family of Chateau Palmer since 1961, Angludet is situated at the heart of the appellation of Margaux and surrounded by Cru Classé properties. It is the responsibility of Benjamin Sichel, whose constant quest for quality is reflected in his policy of drastically limiting the yield of each vine and finding the […]

July 5, 2022

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.The 2018 Marjosse is made up of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc with a splash of old vines Malbec from his personal estate close to Saint […]

July 5, 2022

THE HIGH ALTER OF VIOGNIER


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“One of the reference point estates for top quality wines in the world today, the family-run Guigal operation was created in 1946 by Etienne Guigal. Today, Etienne’s son, Marcel, and his son, Philippe, are firmly in control here, and are without a doubt producing some of the most singular, sought-after wines in the world. The […]

June 15, 2022

LIFE FROM STONE


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The Guigal name is synonymous with the Northern Rhône, and with Côte-Rôtie in particular. But father and son Marcel and Philippe Guigal have always had an eye on the Southern Rhône, and after a 20-year search, the Guigals purchased Domaine de Nalys in 2017. The renamed 131-acre estate, whose history dates to the 17th century, […]

June 15, 2022

DAKOTA SHY


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Dakota Shy – Cabernet Sauvignon – Napa Valley. $169.95 per bottle – 6 packs or 12’s. May arrival.“The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon  (Napa Valley) is fabulous. Rich, deep and expressive, the 2019 possesses tremendous vertical lift. Inky dark fruit, crème de cassis, gravel, menthol, licorice, plum and chocolate are all kicked up.  This is a great example of […]

May 27, 2022