OLD GUARD NAPA CABERNET VIA LUCCA, ITALY & OMAGH, IRELAND


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The story of the Ballentine and Pocai Familes winds its way from Lucca, Italy and Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland into the beautiful Napa Valley where the family has been making wines from the same estate vineyards since 1906. The Winery harks back to a simpler, less glamourous time in the Valley, the Ballentine’s are a […]

August 23, 2019

NO Rosé ALL DAY – JUST A BOTTLE OF THE BEST


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2018 Chateau Vignelaure Rosé – Coteaux d’Aix – en- Provence  93 Points Wine Enthusiast   Coming from an historic estate east of Aix-en-Provence, Vignelaure is a benchmark producer of the delicious, dry rose for which Provence is famous. Chateau Vignelaure is always a star among the rosés, this vintage does not disappoint. It is perhaps fatter than usual but […]

August 14, 2019

“TRADITIONALISTS & NATURALISTS”


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Bernard Baudry  is a master of terroir-driven wine-making in the Loire Valley. Cabernet Franc dominates here, the Baudry vineyards span a range of soil types—sand, gravel, clay, limestone & chalk—yielding fascinatingly diverse expressions of the same grape. Cabernet franc reacts differently to the various soils within the Chinon appellation, giving wines that range from silky […]

July 16, 2019

“CONSISTENTLY BRILLIANT OVER THE ARC OF TIME”


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Widely considered to be one of the most intense and complex Barbera’s out of Piedmont, Luciano Sandrone fashions a Barbera D’Alba that will knock your socks off,  always polished, inky and plumb with structure and definition to hold for many years in the cellar. The Barbera’s and Dolcetto’s of the greatest producers of Piedmont are […]

July 9, 2019

MAKING WINE HERE IS HARD WORK


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The Wines of Saint Joseph in the Northern Rhone Valley have come a long way since the 1980’s when a kilogram of apricots was worth more than a kilogram of grapes. Wine like this is an echo of its terroir — in the case of Saint-Joseph, a thin, low-yielding soil that barely covers the tough, […]

June 19, 2019

“MOTHER NATURE SEEMS UPSET”


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Has Muscadet’s time finally come? The wines of this Western Loire Valley appellation are enjoying a renaissance, the introduction of a new generation of talented and ambitious Winemakers has moved quality in the right direction. Muscadet is produced from the confusingly named Melon de Bourgogne grape, it’s a varietal that mirrors terroir with the best of […]

June 19, 2019

“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 […]

April 30, 2019

AN HOMAGE TO THOMAS JEFFERSON – THE PRINCE OF PINOT


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2016 Luke Jefferson ‘Head and Heart’ Pinot Noir, 95 cases made. $99.95 per bottle. This is a ‘swan song’ project created in 2012, by Steve Doerner and Irene Steh, named after their son, Luke Jefferson. The label artwork, a commissioned painting by Zach Hixson, is an imagining of the natural beauty Lewis and Clark would […]

April 16, 2019

BAROLO BRILLIANCE – DECADE OLD BAROLO FROM SANDRONE


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“The 2008 Barolo Le Vigne Sibi et Paucis is released ten years after the harvest. The Sibi et Paucis program of late releases sees only 1,500 bottles each of Cannubi Boschis and Le Vigne released to the market each year. Each year, the winery chooses to put aside a small part of their production of […]

April 16, 2019

BORDEAUX NEGOCIANT CVBG JOINS FORCES WITH THE CASE FOR WINE


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The Case For Wine is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with the historic and iconic Bordeaux Négociant house of CVBG. “We’re pleased to partner with the internationally – renowned Négociants and we’re confident that the relationship will enable us to offer profound wines of unquestionable provenance to all “LCBO channels” […]

February 15, 2019