THE SHINY NEW 2018’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 […]

October 14, 2021

WINE THAT PLAYS WITH YOUR HEARTSTRINGS


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We’ve taken 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. 2014 Luciano Sandrone • Barolo Vite Talin. 97 Points Vinous. $560 per bottle – 1 pack “The 2014 Barolo Vite Talin is shaping up to be one […]

May 6, 2021

“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

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 […]

July 2, 2020

“CHABLIS SHOULD BE MEAN”


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“In talented hands Chablis can satisfy both the senses and the intellect. As I have written before, a friend once opined that Chablis should not kowtow in front of the wine-lover, do whatever it takes to please. “Chablis should be mean,” he averred, implying that the finest Chablis wines are uncompromising, challenging and cerebral. I […]

January 24, 2020

GLUP CHENIN BLANC


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Longavi Glup Chenin Blanc 2019, Chile Now…for something a little different Longavi wines is a collaboration between two eminent and multi-award winning winemaking friends from different continents, Chilean producer Julio Bouchon and South African winemaker David Nieuwoudt of Cederberg. The pair first teamed up in 2012 and continue pushing the boundaries, sticking it to the old guard […]

January 17, 2020

BAROLO IN EXCELSIUS – SANDRONE 2015


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We’ve taken stock of  the 2105′ from the great Luciano Sandrone, these wines are possessed with a thrilling sense of energy and seamless balance. inquire about allocations. 2015 Luciano Sandrone • Barolo Aleste – 95 Points  There is more purple and black fruit in the 2015 Barolo Aleste compared to past vintages from Luciano Sandrone […]

December 6, 2019

“BLACK OLIVES AND TREE BARK” 100 POINTS RP


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LAIL VINEYARDS J. DANIEL CUVEE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 100 PTS . COMING SOON – “One hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in 75% new French oak, the 2016 J. Daniel Cuvée is deep garnet- purple in color and offers up exuberant notes of creme de cassis, chocolate-covered cherries, wild blueberries, violets and unsmoked cigars with […]

November 21, 2019

“THE PETRUS OF THE COTES DE FRANCS”


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This excellent little property in the obscure Côtes de Francs is producing delicious wines. Owned by the president of Bordeaux negociant, Dourthe, Jean-Marie Chadronnier, Chateau Marsau has been heralded by Robert Parker as “The Petrus of the Côtes de Francs”. Lying at the top of a hill, north-east of the village of Francs, the vineyards […]

October 21, 2019