Aldo Conterno: The Greatest Deal in Piedmont Wines

9/22/2018

Aldo Conterno

Today: The Greatest Deal in Piedmont Wines

Arriving Friday, October 5th

Aldo Conterno is a top modern Barolo producer. His split from his family’s winery in the late ’60s is a defining moment in Piedmont history.  These are full-throttle expressions of Barolo, with deep luscious fruit and all the power you could hope for from the famed Bussia Cru.  2008 was an outstanding Barolo vintage, described by some as “Burgundian.” We’re excited to stock up on the vintage to offer the best prices to you. Click here to shop the full lineup or see the list below:

Wines will be here Friday, October 5th:

aldo conterno bottlesA killer AOC Barolo, good now or cellar for another 15 years!
Aldo Conterno Barolo DOCG, Piedmont 2008 750ML ($119.95) $79 pre-arrival special
Case-12 Aldo Conterno Barolo DOCG, Piedmont 2008 750ML ($1,199.95) $819 pre-arrival special (that’s only $68.25/bottle!)
Wine Spectator 94 points
“Beautiful raspberry, cherry and black currant flavors are backed by firm, dusty tannins in this harmonious, fresh red.… Read the rest

Belle Pente Estate Reserve – 95 Points!

September 2018

Belle Pente Estate Reserve 2014

Best Ever? You decide!

The wines from Belle Pente are a mainstay here at Vinopolis and we’re thrilled to see Brian get some well deserved recognition for his Estate Reserve.

belle pente estate reserve 2014Belle Pente Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District 2014 750ML ($59.95) $49 special
Belle Pente Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District 2014 1.5L ($149.95) $119 special
Josh Raynolds 95 points  “Limpid ruby-red. Powerful blue fruit liqueur, violet pastille, incense and smoky mineral aromas, along with hints of cola and exotic spices. Appealingly sweet and expansive on the palate, offering densely packed black raspberry, boysenberry, mocha and floral pastille flavors and a strong spicecake note. Supple, well-knit tannins give shape to the intensely fruit-driven finish, which lingers with outstanding persistence and building sweetness.”… Read the rest

New K Vintners Releases Arriving This Fall!

charles smith cellarThe wines of K Vintners need very little introduction, as the wines Charles Smith makes under this label are some of our most popular year in and out.  The new releases arrive next month and they’re highly praised and highly allocated, as usual.  Three wines in particular stand out for their combination of scores and price and we expect the Beautiful, Hidden, and Cattle King bottlings to go the fastest, so if those wines look appealing to you, jump on them post haste.  It’s likely we’ll sell out of several other bottlings before they arrive, but those will go the fastest.

Shop the New K Vintners Release Here!

If you’re unfamiliar with the winery, know that Charles Smith fashions himself a bit of a rock star and he ought to—he used to manage them.  … Read the rest

2016 Marcus Molitor: The Biggest Offer Yet

Introducing the Epic 2016’s From Marcus Molitor

Arriving this month!

molitor vineyardBuy Now: 2016 Marcus Molitor Rieslings

There may be no more ambitious winemaker in the world than Marcus Molitor.  His determination and drive to make the best possible wines has made him a towering figure in the Mosel, with an impressive, modern winery and holdings in almost every important vineyard in the region.  This drive also means there are a lot of different bottlings—Molitor believes that every single sub-parcel and selective pick should be vinified to its utmost potential.

This is the essence of the brilliance of Marcus Molitor.  Most winemakers would pick once or twice (or three times) in a vineyard and vinify many lots together—it’s easier and the wines are good. … Read the rest