“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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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 […]

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CLOS APALTA – LE PETIT CLOS 2016


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Founded in 1994 by Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle, the French family known for producing Grand Marnier, Lapostolle aim is to “create world-class wines using French expertise and the superb terroir of Chile”.The vineyard is located at the entrance of the Apalta Valley, with its 60 hectares laid amphitheatrically. It enjoys a mostly southeast exposure, quite rare […]

January 22, 2021

DARIOUSH CABERNET ET AL


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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 […]

December 21, 2020

“WINEMAKER TO WATCH”


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Named one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” in Food and Wine and a “Winemaker to Watch” by San Francisco Chronicle, Gavin Chanin began his winemaking career as a harvest intern (before he could legally drink) at Au Bon Climat and Qupé. Under the tutelage of winemakers Jim Clendenen and Bob Lindquist, he worked his way […]

December 4, 2020

2018 BURGUNDY OFFER


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2020 BURGUNDY OFFERING – A FOCUS ON THE 2018 VINTAGE. 2018 Vintage Report: The 2018 growing season in Burgundy was the warmest year yet in the 21st century, with temperatures on average 2° Celsius higher than normal. The vines yielded generously, particularly for Chardonnay, so it was important not to over crop in order to […]

December 4, 2020

ESPRIT DE PAVIE


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2015 Esprit de Pavie – Bordeaux $44.95 per bottle – wooden boxes of 6. Esprit de Pavie is the creation of Gerard Perse, the visionary owner of Chateau Pavie in St Emillion, having produced no less than five 100 point wines at the Pavie estate. He and his team could have sat smugly on their laurels, instead they set […]

December 4, 2020

GIFTING MADE EASY


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Are you looking for a sophisticated, tailored gift sure to impress even the most discerning of tastes (and tastebuds)? Allow us to help fulfill your gift-giving needs with ease. With offerings of well-appointed, hand-crafted wines from around the globe, expect flurries of thanks from your lucky recipients. Customers depend on us throughout the year for […]

November 24, 2020

NERO D’AVOLA IN THE DNA


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Sicily’s Tasca d’Almerita’s Rosso del Conte is (along with Mastroberardino’s Taurasi) southern Italy’s greatest and most famous red wine. Besides showcasing the merits of the island’s Nero d’Avola grape, Rosso del Conte proves that Italy’s south can produce world class, age-worthy reds. Rosso del Conte was the first single vineyard wine ever produced in Sicily. The Rosso […]

November 2, 2020

THE ODYSSEE “A THING OF BEAUTY”


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Pierre Graffeuille is the director of second growth Château Léoville-Las-Cases in Saint-Julien and Clos du Marquis. Having graduated from the university of Bordeaux with a degree in oenology, Graffeuille went on to Australia, New Zealand, Burgundy, and the Rhône to hone his skills before returning to Bordeaux. This unusual and completely unique wine is a […]

November 2, 2020

NOBLE ROT


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Chateau Rieussec 1er Cru Classe Carmes de Rieussec Sauternes 2nd Wine 2017 – $29.95 per bottle (375ml) – 12 packs Château Rieussec is one of the richest and most exotic of all Sauternes,  The Winery has been owned by Domaines Barons de Rothschild since 1985 and is located at one of the highest points of […]

November 2, 2020

NAPA MASTERPIECE


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Introducing Lail Family Vineyards. For a winery established less than 25 years ago, Lail Vineyards has a remarkably long back story. When Robin Daniel Lail launched Lail Vineyards in 1995, her flagship J. Daniel Cuvée was an homage to her father John Daniel, Jr. a visionary who helped to put Napa Valley on the world […]

September 16, 2020