SWEET 16’S – BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO


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“2016 Brunello di Montalcino: 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 times, yet […]

April 19, 2022

LE PETIT CLOS


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Clos Apalta – Valle De Apalta – Le Petit Clos 2015 – Chile – $79.95 per bottle – six packs . Late March delivery.“The second wine in a true Bordeaux sense, the 2015 Le Petit Clos is a wine of structure and good balance in the manner of their 2001 and 2006, concentrated and powerful vintages. It’s […]

March 11, 2022

GAILLARD CORNAS ET AL


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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 […]

March 11, 2022

A GEM FROM SMITH HAUT LAFITTE


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Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte has been transformed during the last decade from being a perennial underachiever to being one of the leading estates in the Graves region. For many years it was owned by the Bordeaux négociant Eschenauer – in 1990 it was bought by former Olympic skiing champion, Daniel Cathiard. He cut down on […]

February 16, 2022

SICILIAN GEMS


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The Whitaker Foundation entrusted Tasca D’Almerita in 2007 with a project to promote and restore the historic vineyards of Grillo, they have been taking care of 12 hectares of vineyards on Mozia, a tiny island in front of the Marsala Saltpans on the west coast of Sicily, bringing the “Wine of the Phoenicians” back to […]

February 14, 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! 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 […]

February 14, 2022

HEAD AND THE HEART


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2015 Luke Jefferson – Head & Heart Pinot Noir – Eola Amity Hills – Willamette Valley – Oregon. $99.95 per bottle . Luke Jefferson is a side project from Steve Doerner, winemaker for Cristom, and his wife Irene Steh-Doerner. Named partly for their son, Luke, and partly for Thomas Jefferson.  “The Head and the Heart bottling pays homage […]

January 20, 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


Our Wines

“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