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 […]

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“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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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


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“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

SUMPTIOUS CHIANTI CLASSICO


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“I have long championed Chianti Classico as a source for pedigreed, age worthy wines that the average consumer can still afford. That is, thankfully, still true. In 2015 and 2016, wine lovers will find two genuinely great back to back vintages that arrive precisely at a time when producers are seeking greater finesse and precision. […]

December 9, 2021

BIODYNAMIC BURGUNDY


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Certified Biodynamic, Aurelien Verdet crafts complex and no-compromise wines from some of Côte-de-Nuits finest sites. These are must-try wines for Burgundy enthusiasts and those looking to discover the region’s true gems. Aurélien sources his Nuits-Saint-Georges from the Pertuis Maréchaux vineyard, which lies on the Vosne-Romanée side of the Nuits — a region renowned for its […]

November 16, 2021

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