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Mid-Week VinopolPick – 5-25-16

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Jump Start Sale; H. Boillot / Chapoutier / Gaja; This Just In: 100 Pointer – Casanova di Neri Tenuta di Nuova; Chateau Puech-Haut; Remelluri 2010 Reserva; Rosé Recap; Isole e Olena; Bedrock Heritage; Castello di Ama; Quimera; Elizabeth Chambers; Ameztoi Rose Re-Arrival


Jump Start Sale
Newly Arrived!

Bodegas Marco Abella Mas Mallola, Priorat DOCa 2008 750ML ($49.95) $29 special
Wine Enthusiast 92 points “Dry, schisty aromas of cherry and spice are reserved and elevated. This is a bright wine with juicy acidity and complexity. Flavors of baked berry fruits are minerally at the core, while the finish is smooth, mature and steady, with lasting purity. Drink through 2019.”
Josh Raynolds – Vinous 91 points – (63% garnacha, 20% carinena, 11% cabernet sauvignon and 6% merlot; aged for 20 months in French oak): Deep ruby.… Read the rest

Vinopolis Newsletter – May 23rd, 2016

New Week – New Arrivals; Arriving This Week; Domaine Matrot; Goldkapsels Have More Fun; Domaine Fabrice Vigot; Spanish and French Highlights Arriving in August; Closing the Deal With Italian Closeouts


Highlight New Arrival
Chateau Puech-Haut = Inspired Languedoc- @$16.60 // $14.92

Arriving Tomorrow……

…..Another sensational offering from proprietor Gerard Bru:

Robert Parker  “With Bru’s top Reserve wine selling for nearly $100 a bottle, the Prestige cuvee is an outstanding value. Interestingly, Bru has had three of the greatest winemaking consultants on Planet Earth working for him, first Michel Rolland, followed by Claude Gros and now Philippe Cambie. A blend of 60-75-year-old vine Grenache (55%) and 40-year old Syrah (45%), all grown on limestone soils dominated by the famous large rocks (galets roules) also found in parts of Chateauneuf du Pape.… Read the rest

VinopolPick Weekend Edition: 5-21-16

Saturday, May 21st, 2016


Featurette: Mugnier Clos de la Marèchale; Saint Cosme: New Prices; Delas Freres – Current and Winery-Cellared Releases; Big Pink: Large Format Rose Wines; Burgundy Previews: Domaine Vincent Girardin, Roulot, and Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret; Diamond Creek 2013 Super Pricing; Karthauserhof: Riesling for Finesse-Seekers; Staff Pick: Paolo Bea Sagrantino; Late Breaking News from Piedmont: Bartolo Mascarello Barolo 2011 & New Releases from Roberto Voerzio


Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier
Clos de la Marèchale

The mere name Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier evokes pleasure for the senses: silk and velvet, seductive Côte de Nuits perfume, brilliant, rich reds. Clive Coates describes Mugnier’s wines as showing “great purity, intensity and finesse,” with no more than one-fifth new oak barrels. The 150-year-old family estate sits in Chambolle-Musigny, and most of its holdings lie in that village, including a hectare of Le Musigny, which Mugnier makes famously.… Read the rest

Vinopolis Newsletter 5/18/16

Sheridan New Arrivals; Staff Pick; Zorzal; Yvon Metras; Domaine Marc Colin; Equipo Navazos; Ar. Pe. Pe.; Cascina delle Rose; Domaine Guiberteau; German Riesling 2015 Two Hands Farewell


Just Arrived!
Sheridan Vineyard Block One

Three Year Vertical
Sheridan Vineyard Block One Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley 2009 750ML ($199.95) $149 special, 4 bottles available
Wine Advocate 97-100 points
“The 2009 Block 1 is thicker, richer, more velvety, and more pleasure-bent than the 2008. It is a candidate for perfection once it goes into bottle.”
This is the only listing in the USA today!

Sheridan Vineyard Block One Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley 2010 750ML ($149.95) $125 special, 4 bottles available
Wine Advocate 98 points
“The incredible 2010 Block 1 comes from estate vineyards and is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that spent 28 months in French oak.… Read the rest

Newsletter for May 16th, 2016

New Arrivals; Champagne… Incoming!; Round Pond Estate; Nikolaihof, Ca del Baio; Produttori del Barbaresco 2011 Status Report; Classics Corner
New Week – New Arrivals
Matello Rose of Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley MV 750ML ($17.95) $14 special
A blend of the 2014 and 2015 vintages, offers the added complexity of one year of aging with the bright freshness of a new Rose.
Winery note “This wine pairs perfectly with warm summer days, patios, hummingbirds, and goofing off.  (Don’t eat the hummingbirds.  Try salmon or sushi instead.)  160 cases produced.”
This is the only listing in the USA today!
Goodfellow Family Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014 750ML ($21.95) $18 special
Winery note
“Uplifted Sedimentary & Volcanic soils. 15 months French oak.
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