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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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 […]

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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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BOLGHERI BLUE BLOOD


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The sea is the soundtrack of the closest winery to the coast in the Bolgheri appellation, a strategic location that yields unforgettable extraordinary wines. This landscape is like scenery from the past, where development by human hands has borne respect for the surroundings. Medieval villages and farmsteads dot the Bolgheri area like magnificent jewels. International […]

September 14, 2021

ONE OF ITALY’S MOST IMPORTANT WINES


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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. […]

August 30, 2021

A LIQUID MEMORY


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“For readers familiar with Rioja, Bodegas Weinert is the López de Heredia of Mendoza, making wonderfully traditional wines and sticking to its principles. Bodegas Weinert produces savoury wines that show a combination of ripeness, old World flavours, sumptuous textures, herbal tones and velvety tannins. Intriguing wines that have more in common with older Bordeaux than […]

August 30, 2021

A ONE TIME WINE


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Fashioned from miniscule yields of just 9.6hl/ha, (one small glass of wine per vine) with 20% of a normal harvest, the 2018 Château Marsau is a real rarity and the wine is unquestionably spectacular. The nose is clean and focused, with red fruit and wild flowers flowing from the glass, while the palate has extravagant, […]

August 12, 2021

STEADY STATE NAPA VALLEY CABERNET


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Josh Phelps is the son of well known winemaker, Chris Phelps. Chris’ background includes experience at Petrus, as the first winemaker at Dominus, and nine years at Caymus. Josh grew up around the vines and the opportunity to great his own brand was too tempting to pass up. Given his local’s access and neighborhood friends, the […]

August 10, 2021

FLIRTING WITH PERFECTION


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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 wine map […]

August 10, 2021

THE HEART AND SOUL OF PROVENCE


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One of the masterpieces among Provence Rosés.2020 Chateau Vignelaure Rosé -Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence.  Chateau Vignelaure: The estate dates to the 1960’s, when it was purchased by Georges Brunet, who owned the over achieving 3rd growth Château La Lagune in the Haut-Médoc. He packed Cabernet Sauvignon vines in his luggage and planted them in 1966. Vignelaure has a long tradition of producing highly rewarded wines, which […]

August 10, 2021

THE SPIRIT OF PAVIE


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2015 Esprit de Pavie – Bordeaux $43.95 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 out to […]

August 10, 2021

BAUDRY IS BEST


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Bernard Baudry  is a master of terroir-driven winemaking in the Loire Valley. The Baudry vineyards span a range of soil types —yielding fascinatingly diverse expressions of the same grape.  In the vineyard, the soils have been ploughed since the domain was established. ‘We have never used herbicides,’ says Winemaker Matthieu. ‘We plough the soils and work […]

July 13, 2021

ONE OF ONLY 24 WINERIES IN THE WORLD


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Tasca d’Almerita is among just 24 wineries in the world, among the 3 Italians to receive the Green Emblem seal from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, a recognition given by one of the most important critics of the international wine world to those who have shown extraordinary efforts in the search for  virtuous agricultural practices in the enological […]

July 6, 2021