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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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The Iconic Wines of Zind-Humbrecht

Zind Humbrecht at Vinopolis: Buy Now

zind humbrecht wines on rackThe Wines of Zind-Humbrecht are legendary for a reason.  Founded in 1959, they own parcels of some of the best vineyards in Alsace and have consistently been a winery that others have been judged against.  Currently helmed by Olivier Humbrecht, a Master of Wine, they’re turning out some of the finest wines in the storied estate’s history.

These are full bodied, flamboyantly rich whites.  The hallmark of Zind-Humbrecht has always been intense power allied with minerality and freshness on the back end. These are breathtaking wines that can stop conversation.  We have a tremendous assortment in stock, from dry to sweet— and all are worthy of attention.  You can view all of them on our webstore by clicking here, or just drop in or give us a call.… Read the rest

A Perfect Hermitage – The 2015 Jaboulet La Chapelle

The Legendary 2015 Hermitage La Chapelle

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage “La Chapelle”, Rhone 2015 750ML ($319.95) Buy Now: $236

hermitage hillThe 2015 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle has already reached legendary status. Between the wine’s consistently excellent track record and the quality of the 2015 vintage, we knew that this was going to be a wine to pay attention to. Jeb Dunnuck rated the wine a perfect 100 points and it was the highest rated Northern Rhone in Vinous (98 points). All of this is to say that we expect this to remain a coveted wine for decades to come (and for good reason).

The hill of Hermitage is both one of the most famous wine landmarks in the world and also so much more interesting than common lore purports it to be.… Read the rest

2016 Marcus Molitor: The Biggest Offer Yet

Introducing the Epic 2016’s From Marcus Molitor

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.  Molitor, though, asks what each parcel and pick would be like on its own—treated as if it were a wine of distinction rather than a blending component. … Read the rest