A Trove of Tuscan Treasure

New Releases From Felsina and La Gerla

Arriving in September

la gerla tuscan estate vineyard brunelloRecent vintages have been kind to Tuscany.  2012, 2013 and now 2015 have all been marked successes, delivering wines of opulence and class.  Whether you prefer Brunello, Chianti or Super-Tuscans, there are a multitude of brilliant wines across the region that all deserve your attention.  We have a set of classic producers we love and new releases from two of them arrive in September.

La Gerla makes fantastic Brunello in a traditional (yet approachable) way.  The wines always have striking purity of fruit and elegant structures but are free of the sweet tinted oak that masks many “easy drinking” Brunellos. The pricing is on-point and the combination of all of the above has turned the estate into a Vinopolis staple. … Read the rest

2016 JJ Prum

Joh. Jos. Prum

2016 Mosel Rieslings

In Stock Now!

joh. jos. prum wehlener sonnenuhr auslese mosel germany 2016The JJ Prum wines are reference points for Mosel Riesling.  No other producer in the middle Mosel is as respected or collectible.  These are some of the most profound and age-worthy white wines in the world and given the status Prum enjoys, are almost miraculous in their pricing.

The 2016 vintage is another marked success for the estate, producing Riesling of beautiful charm and deliciousness.  There’s no reason to think that these won’t be wines that improve for three decades, but they’re uncommonly tasty for young JJ Prum.  From top to bottom, these are brilliant wines and with the stern 2017’s in the pipeline, definitely the most immediately delicious vintage in many years.… Read the rest

Aldo Conterno Best Pricing!

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Best prices on Aldo Conterno!

aldo conterno bottlesPoderi Aldo Conterno has been producing remarkable wines ever since it was created in 1969 by the man whose name is on the label.  Sick of fighting with his brother over the winemaking style to be used at the family’s estate, the venerable Giacomo Conterno, Aldo left and never looked back. Over the course of the next several decades he established the winery as one of the most important in Italy.

Based in the Bussia hamlet in Monforte, the estate’s wines have always been powerful yet polished, with dark rich fruit.  These wines are bold Barolos, with great density and power—though they still have nuance and complexity.  We have a small assortment of wines in from three heralded vintages, 2008, 2010, and 2013. … Read the rest

Altesino Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino 2010

Arriving July 13th, 2018

Altesino Montosoli Brunello 2010

The single-vineyard Brunello to treasure!

Altesino Montosoli BottleAltesino Montosoli, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2010 750ML ($149.95) $119 pre-arrival special
Case-6 Altesino Montosoli, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2010 750ML ($899.95) $679 pre-arrival special (that’s only $113.17/bottle!)
Wine Spectator 98 points “A stunning red, featuring peony, strawberry, cherry and mineral flavors, accented by notes of wild herbs. Intense and deep, with great purity and elegance, a firmly wrought structure and a long finish. The harmony between fruit, tannins and acidity should allow this to age beautifully. Best from 2019 through 2036.” WS

James Suckling 97 points “Beautiful aromas of dark fruits and minerals. Full-bodied, succulent and chewy. It’s tight and stony. Lots of black olives and wet earth under the fruit.… Read the rest

Produttori ’13 Cru Special Feature – More of Every Cru Arriving in Sept!

A Second Tranche of
2013 Produttori Barbaresco Cru Riservas

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Newly Published Praises from Wine Spectator
(Today’s Insider Edition)

Featuring Additional Stocks of Asili and Rabaja

Combining now with new and glowing praise from the Wine Spectator, we’re pleased to announce additional stock on all of the 2013 Produttori crus, including the previously sold out Asili and Rabaja.

“Two thousand thirteen …is shaping up to be an epic vintage of classic proportions and superb pedigree… No one knows every nook and cranny of Barbaresco better than Aldo Vacca, but Vacca has also proven to be incredibly wise in making choices that have positioned the Produttori for much continued success in the future.”–Antonio Galloni

Featured Wines Arriving in September:

produttori asili caseProduttori del Barbaresco Asili, Barbaresco Riserva DOCG 2013 750ML ($99.95) $89 pre-arrival special
Wine Spectator 95 points “Rich and silky, boasting cherry, strawberry, mineral, tobacco and spice flavors.

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