Wine of the Day: Domaine de la Grange des Peres 2011 12-1-16

Domaine de la Grange des Peres, IGP Pays d’Herault, 2011 750ML ($119.95) Buy Now: $89 special



When you only make one wine, it better be good.  In the case of Grange des Peres, in the Languedoc, it is and is cult-like in its following.  We don’t always get as much as we’d like, but we scooped up little extra of the 2011 and are offering it at a killer price.  It’s a big, rich wine—for Cabernet drinkers but with a few other grapes in there to liven things up. Drink this guy with some roasted birds or steaks off the grill. – SaulRead the rest

Wine of the Day: Les Pallieres Terrasses du Diable 2011 11-26-16

Domaine Les Pallieres Gigondas Terrasses du Diable, Rhone, 2011 750ML ($49.95) Buy Now: $33 special

diable11Gigondas always represents some of the best value in the Southern Rhone, especially when compared to Chateauneuf-du-Pape.  Like its more famous cousin, the Les Pallieres Terrasses du Diable (from the brothers behind Vieux Telegraphe) displays all the richness and density you would want, coupled with a savoriness that only bottle age can bring.  A real treat at any price and a steal at ours. –Saul

93 POINTS JOSH RAYNOLDS–VINOUS “Vivid ruby. Heady scents of candied cherry, raspberry preserves, anise and potpourri. Shows a darker profile in the mouth, offering palate-staining blackberry and bitter cherry flavors and a strong floral quality. Picks up smokiness with air and finishes with superb focus and length and youthful tannic grip.… Read the rest

Wine of the Day: Vouette et Sorbee Cuvee Fidele, Champagne NV (2012) 11-23-16

Vouette et Sorbee Cuvee Fidele Extra Brut, Champagne NV (2012) 750ML ($89.95) Buy Now: $59 special

fideleLet’s get straight to the point—Champagne this good should cost way more than this does (also this wine often costs more than it does now). This Vouette et Sorbee Cuvee Fidele NV is 100% Pinot Noir and very serious.  Not all blanc de noirs are this vinous and that elegance and complexity shines through when paired with food.  Serve it in a real wineglass, not flutes, to experience it in full. –Saul

Antonio Galloni 95 points “The NV (2012) Extra Brut Fidele is another fabulous wine from Vouette & Sorbée. Here, the richness of Pinot Noir comes through loud and clear in the wine’s depth and overall richness.… Read the rest

Wine of the Day: DuMOL Russian River Valley Syrah 2012 11-19-16

DuMOL Russian River Valley Syrah, Sonoma County 2012 750ML ($69.95) Buy Now: $49 special

dumol-syrah-12There’s a joke that “all the best California Pinot is Syrah.” The idea being that if you want ‘California Pinot’ that’s heavy, rich and bold, you’re better of buying a Syrah from the same producer. DuMOL is known for both grapes and we love their Russian River Valley Syrah. Dark, plummy and rich, it’s got all of the silky texture and powerful aromatics you would want, but it’s ten bucks cheaper. –Saul

Wine Spectator 94 points “Pure, rich and layered, with dense, mocha-laced blackberry, black licorice, dill, anise and cedar notes. The flavors keep unraveling, ending with a long, sustained finish. Best from 2015 through 2028.”

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Wine of the Day: Bodega Tapiz Zolo Cabernet Reserve 2013 11-17-16

Bodega Tapiz ‘Zolo’ Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Uco Valley 2013 750ML ($21.95) Buy Now: $16 special

zoloHere’s a wine for a chilly evening, a Wednesday dinner, or a Saturday night party. Wines from Argentina provide warmth, rich fruit, and satisfaction, at a fraction of what you’d pay for a domestic or European bottle. Have a glass of Bodega Tapiz Zolo Reserve alongside a steak, gaucho style, or polish off a bottle with a burger and a movie. Cabernet like this deserves a space in every kitchen. – Daniel

93 POINTS JAMES SUCKLING “Dried blackberry and blueberry character on the nose with hints of spice. Full body, dense and powerful fruit and tannins, yet remains firm and fresh. Chewy and structured.”… Read the rest