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Midweek Vinopolpick 1-8-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

Hot Prices on Domaine Serafin

Some Tuscan Sun to Chase Away Your Winter Blues

January Sale Highlights: Dry Mosel Riesling

St. Damien: Star of Gigondas

Pinnacle Level Burgundy, In Stock from Rousseau

January Sale Roundup

Hot Prices on Domaine Serafin

Top Gevery-Chambertin in the January Sale

Serafin is one of the best names in Gevrey-Chambertin that’s not talked about enough—and we’re trying to correct that problem.  Christian Serafin is one of the best producers in Gevrey, making powerful, intense wines, at prices that are far lower than most of his peers in the village.  We’re making those already favorable prices even lower for you—these wines are now in our January Sale, including some hard to find back vintages like 2012 and 2011.
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A New Project from Baron Ziegler, One of the Founders of Banshee

averaen focusWe’re pleased to welcome the exceptional wines of Averaen to Vinopolis—at more than exceptional pricing. If you’re unfamiliar with these wines, you’d be excused—2016 is only the label’s second year in existence, but they’ve already established themselves as a top producer of rich, terroir-driven Pinot Noir in Oregon.

Averaen is a project of Baron Ziegler, one of the founders of Banshee wines, and liketheir Cali-counterparts, the Averaen wines deliver exceptional value—a hard thing to do in Pinot Noir.  These are exceptionally made, well reviewed single vineyard wines (and one Willamette blend) that are a steal for the prices we’re offering them at.

Averaen Croft Vineyard Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2016 750ML ($49.95)  Buy Now: $36 special
Josh Raynolds 93 points “(50% whole clusters and 50% new French oak) Brilliant red.… Read the rest

Midweek VinopolPick 12-4-18

In Today’s Newsletter:

A (98 Point) Modern Masterpiece of Rioja

March of the Grande Marques 

New Wine Advocate Reviews for Top Tier Champagnes

Best in Country Pricing on Top QPR Oregon Pinots

The Wine Advocate Weighs in on Oregon Classics

Recent Grapelive Reviews

Trending Party Wines – A Case of Vinsanity

A (98 Point) Modern Masterpiece of RiojaAt the best price in the country!

Tempranillo remains a grape unmastered by anyone outside of Spain. The Ribera del Duero has become famous for its version of Iberia’s noblest grape, but the world’s finest Tempranillo still comes from La Rioja. Perfect growing conditions aside, La Rioja possesses a centuries-old tradition of Tempranillo winemaking, which usually blends in some Graciano, Mazuelo, and/or Grenache.

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The Wine Spectator Wine of the Year


Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2015

The time of year is finally upon us when Wine Spectator bestows a wine with their Wine of the Year honor, ranking it at the top of their annual Top 100 Wines of the Year list.  We have a small allocation arriving November 20th, available for sale now.  Grab it while you can.

In Stock Now:

Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia, Tuscany 2015 750ML ($299.95)
Buy Now: $249

#1 Wine Of The Year – Wine Spectator Top 100 In 2018

sassicaia bottleJames Suckling 98 points “Love the aromas to this young red with blackcurrants, sage, cinnamon and five-spice character. Changes all the time. Full-bodied, dense and powerful with a ripe and rich tannin backbone that gives form and beauty to the ripe and beautiful fruit.… 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