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Vinopolis Newsletter September 28 2016

Wine of the Week – Cantalupo ’09; Syrah by Northwest Special Feature;  2010 Barolo Best-Ofs; Pichler Handpicked; Pegau ‘Cuvée Réservée’ Spotlight; Shipping Announcement; Presenting: Cornas of Domaine Coulet; Champagne Closer: Taittinger 2004

Cantalupo ’09
In the Nebbiolo country of northern Piedmont, removed from the star-studded Langhe, exist a few regions whose wines render that noble grape in a beautiful, more delicate style, at approachable prices. Gattinara is one, and Ghemme is another. From here in Ghemme, beneath the imposing Alpine peak of Monte Rosa, come the wines of Cantalupo. With 84 acres under vine, family-owned Cantalupo has been making Nebbiolo wines since 1969. Soils here are alluvial, from glacial moraines retreated during the last Ice Age, a change from the Langhe.
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Newsletter for September 26th

New Arrivals; Wines Currently Trending; Arriving This Week: Dujac + Hudelot-Noellat; Poe 2014s Arriving This Week; Lopez de Heredia Feature – New & Pre-Arrivals; Bartolo Mascarello Barolo 2007; Long Shadows Gift Box; Story of the Year


An Oregon Pinot Noir Triad

Ayoub Thistle Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 2013 750ML ($49.95) $47 special
Wine Enthusiast 91 points
“Bright, tart fruit conjures up fresh raspberries and cranberries, with potent acids and light hints of metal shavings and dried leaves. A lovely wisp of cinnamon toast elevates the finish.”
Winery note “The 2013 Thistle Pinot Noir has a beautiful nose of baked cherry pie, candied orange peel and sweet oak spice.  The palate welcomes you with a medley of red fruit, orange, toasted hazelnut and a hint of nutmeg. 
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September 24th Newsletter

Gosset 2002 Offer / Pierre Peters ‘Chetillons’ 2008; Bruno Giacosa Falletto ’07; Chateau du Retout; Huet Arrivals; New Flat Rate Shipping Addition; Wines Currently Trending; Saint Joseph Mini-Feature; Allegrini Estate Highlight; Castello di Ama Featured Wines; Great Champagne in the Pipeline; Chateau Gigault 2005; Chateau Meyney 2009; September Sales – Ending 9/30!

Wine of the Weekend!

Gosset ‘Cuvee Celebris’ 2002

Champagne New Arrival

A very fine offering from Champagne’s oldest estate – founded in 1584! The 2002 ‘Cuvee Celebris Extra Brut’ is composed of roughly equal parts of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir sourced from vineyards in Aÿ, Bouzy, Verzy, Chouilly and Cramant. This is the current release of the wine, which carries on a tradition begun in 1988 and continuing in ’90, ‘95’, and 1998.
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Mid-Week – 9-20-16

Wine of the Week; K Vintners Re-Arrival; Estate Feature – Cristom; Domaine Ostertag Highlight; J. Christoffel Jr. 2014’s; Delas Freres Cellar Releases and Newer Offerings; Piancornello Estate Featurette; Quinta da Falorca Pre-Arrival; Trending – Vouette et Sorbee Fidele – Wine of the Year?;  Kapscandy Magnums Arriving; Trio of Hundred-Pointers

Wine of the Week

Casanova di Neri Brunello ‘11

Lowest Listed Price

Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2011 750ML ($59.95)
$44.90 special, 36+ bottles available – This is the lowest listed price in the USA today!

Founded in 1971 by Giovanni Neri, Casanova di Neri made its first Brunello following the 1978 harvest. Giovanni’s son Giacomo took the reins in 1991, and the family’s line-up of Montalcinos galloped toward success.

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Newsletter – September 19th 2016


New Week – New Arrivals; Arriving This Week: Huet, Matrot, Giacomo Conterno, AJ Adam & more; Oregon Wine Sale; Karthauserhof: Riesling for Finesse-Seekers; Italian Mags; On Trend & Under Budget; Teutonic; Fonseca Port; Egly-Ouriet: Sublime Champagne; Landing Next Month: Screaming Eagle Second Flight; Chateau Thivin: The Standard Bearer of Cote de Brouilly

New WeekNew Arrivals
New Arrivals: OREGON
Brick House Vineyards Chardonnay, Willamette Valley 2013 750ML ($29.95) $26 special
Wine Spectator 90 points “Supple, spicy, polished and toasty, offering well-formed pear, peach and freshly turned earth flavors. Harmonious on the quiet finish. Drink now through 2018.”
Brick House Vineyards ‘Evelyn’s’ Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2014 750ML ($79.95)
$69 special
Wine Advocate 92 points “The 2014 Pinot Noir Evenlyn’s is a best barrel selection that is made in honor of Doug Tunnel’s mother.
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