The Outstanding 2014 Produttori Crus

“this is one of the most consistently outstanding set of Riservas I can remember tasting here”–Antonio Galloni

produttori line up 2014Produttori del Barbaresco is revered for producing classically-styled Barbaresco and Riservas of uncompromising quality and transparency. It’s a miracle that these wines are still affordable and available, especially when compared to the skyrocketing prices of Barolo. You’d be hard-pressed to find such consistent quality and complexity out of such an extensive range of single-vineyard Nebbiolos anywhere else. We are pleased to present the 2014 Crus – a range already receiving rave reviews from Italian expert Antonio Galloni.

Consider yourself warned: These are HIGHLY limited in comparison to prior vintages (Rabaja in all formats is already sold out). Shop the complete list on our webstore now by clicking here or view them all below:… Read the rest

Schafer-Frohlich New Reviews from John Gilman

John Gilman Reviews

The Stunning 2018’s of Schafer-Frohlich

John Gilman offers a welcome alternative to the ripeness-oriented palates of Robert Parker, James Suckling, etc.  He’s written his newsletter, A View from the Cellar, from his home in New York and attracted a following as a voice of reason, or at least of classicism. He doesn’t inflate scores like some others and so when we see a high scoring wine (which for him is 90+), we know we should pay attention.  He recently reviewed the 2018 German vintage in his recent issue, with particular focus on the wines of Schafer-Frohlich.  Read the complete write up below or jump to the web store to purchase!… Read the rest

Dominus Estate – Best Ever?

The Best Ever Dominus?

Dominus is at once one of the most storied names in Napa wine and also an estate on the rise.  Although they’ve been a noteworthy producer ever since they crushed their first grapes, the last several vintages have been the best wines they’ve ever produced.  The 2015, carrying two 100 point scores, looks to continue that trend.  As you’d expect, quantities are limited, so act quickly.

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dominus estate 2015 napaDominus Estate, Napa Valley 2015 750ML Buy Now: $289 special
Dominus Estate, Napa Valley 2015 375ML Buy Now: $159 special
Wine Advocate 100 points “Bottled in July 2017 and composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the Dominus 2015 Proprietary Red Wine leaps from the glass with notes of fresh wild blueberries, crushed blackberries and black currant juice with touches of wild thyme, underbrush, iron ore and aniseed with wafts of lavender and pencil lead.… Read the rest

Clos du Caillou

clos du caillou bottlesIf you don’t have a case of Clos du Caillou in your cellar, you are seriously missing out on the best values in Chateauneuf and Cotes du Rhone in the shop. Sure, there’s plenty of highly lauded 2016 CDPs in the $100+++ range. But isn’t it more fun to find an epic estate that doesn’t command those prices?

Enter Clos du Caillou.

They’ve flown unnoticed by buyers (though certainly not by the reviewers!) while the big names just got pricier. Perhaps because the terroir-driven estate is so hard to find in the national market. The estate is one of the favorites of reviewers for the region, yet can be had for under $50 a bottle. What’s not to love?

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Half the Bottle, All of the 95 Point Chardonnay

Marcus Goodfellow’s labels have been mainstays at the shop for some time now.  When the Wine Advocate’s review for the 2014 Richard’s Cuvee Chardonnay came out, we can’t say we were particularly surprised.  As you’d expect the 750’s of the Richard’s sold out in a flash, but it turns out that the winery had a number of cases of half bottles that no one has pounced on.  Lucky for you, we’ve scooped up the last available from the winery, so once these are gone, they’re gone.  In the meantime, this in-its-prime Chardonnay will make a beautiful wine to buy in bulk—the half bottles just make it that much more convenient.

Goodfellow Family Cellars Richard’s Cuvee Chardonnay, Willamette Valley 2014 375ML ($24.95) Buy Now: $20.90 special
Wine Advocate 95 points “The 2014 Chardonnay Richard’s Cuvee knocks it out of the park with a nose of ripe apricots, pink grapefruit and guavaunderscored by fresh ginger, baking bread, beeswax and yeast extract hints with a waft of jasmine.… Read the rest