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Vinopolis Newsletter 10-26-16

Vinopolis Winery of the Year 2016: Zorzal/SuperUco; Arriving Today: from Xavier, Elio Grasso, Bartolo Mascarello and more!; New October Sales: Chateau Malescot-St-Exupery & La Poderina; Arriving This Week: from Felsina, Cadence, Domaine de Montille,  and more!; Mighty Maderia – New Offers Arriving in November (1902, 1912, 1937, 1977, and many more vintages!); Preview Presale: November Highlights; Henri Gouges: Best Prices on 2014s Arriving in November; Ramey: Cellered Releases Arriving in November; Lauer Power: New Offers on 2015s Wines – Arriving Mid-December

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Our Wines of the Year 2016

“Fruit before oak, austerity before exuberance.” – Zorzal motto

“Their passion and commitment, their spirituality and, for want of a better word, “purity” in terms of doing what they do for the love of it rather than financial reward, brought to mind the Lopez de Heredia sisters in Rioja.… Read the rest

VinopolPick Monday-10-24-16

Featured Re-Arrival: Hot Wines from Bergstrom; New Week – New Arrivals (Sea Smoke, Ramey, Antoniolo and more!); Here-Now Highlights: White ‘Bordeaux,’ Prime Pinot, Bold Brunello and more!; Domaine de Montille: 22 Wines/22 Best Prices in the USA; 2014 Beaujolais Round Up; October Sales Countdown: 8 Days Remaining to Save on DuMOL, Round Pond, Castello di Ama & more!; Great Ganevat – Large Selection/Limited Quantities/Arriving This Week; Bedrock: Expressive Wines Arriving Friday

Featured Re-Arrival

Back in Stock from Bergstrom

Bergstrom Wines Gregory Ranch Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District 2014 750ML ($69.95) $59 special
Wine Spectator –‘Hot Wine’- 94 points “Broad and spicy, with pepper, white chocolate and bay leaf overtones to the rich cherry and raspberry fruit. Glides into a generous and open-textured finish.… Read the rest

VinopolPick Weekend: 10-22-16

Jump Start October Sale: Produttori 2011 Barbaresco; Sparkling New Arrivals; German Auction Action: New 98 Point Review; Staff Pick: Ayres; Wine Spectator’s High Praise for Domaine Serene’s Chardonnay; October Sales Countdown; The Final Case for 99 Point Wines: 12 Bottles Each Remain of Spottswoode Estate Cab; Newly Arrived: Antoniolo; Mongeard-Mugneret: New October Sales on 2012s & New Offers on 2014s; 2015 Rieslings from Heymann- Löwenstein; German Auction Recap; October Sales Recap; Late Breaking News: 2016 Wine of the Year: Opus One 2013

Jump Start October Sale

Produttori del Barbaresco ‘Barbaresco DOCG’, Piedmont 2011 750ML ($37.95) Was $29, Now $26
Wine Spectator 93 points “Marked by ripe cherry, strawberry, floral and tar flavors, this red is graceful and detailed, with the fruit intensity persisting on the finish.… Read the rest

Mid-Week VinopolPick 10-19-16

Jump Start October Sale; Remelluri; Von Winning: Pfalz Top Estate; Araujo’s Final Release under Bart and Daphne Araujo; New October Sales (Felsina & Massolino); Felsina: New Vintage of Vinopolis’ 2015 WotY; Nicolas Joly & Savennieres Perfection; Francois Cotat and the Magic of Sancerre; Late Breaking News: New Best-Prices Offers from Tenuta di Arceno
October Sales Recap

Jump Start October Sale
Round Pond Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford 2013 750ML ($59.95) Was $49, Now $44, 36+ bottles available
Robert Parker 92 points “The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford, a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec, is a beauty. It’s also realistically priced by Napa standards. The wine reveals toasty oak, blackberry and cassis fruit, beautiful texture, purity and length.… Read the rest

Monday VinopolPick: 10-17-16

Quilceda Creek: Featured New Arrivals; New Week – New Arrivals; Back in Stock: Greatest Hits from Cameron, Beaux Freres & Clos Fourtet; Domaine Guiberteau: New Arrivals; California Dreaming: New Featured Arrivals: Blankiet, Peter Michaels & More!; Rhone Treasures: Artfully Aged/Limited Quantities/Newly Arrived; Case Deals from Around the World; Markus Molitor: New Scores for the 2015s; Bonus New Arrivals: Sine Qua Non

Featured New Arrival

Quilceda Creek

Quilceda Creek Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain 2013 750ML ($219.95) $179 special, 18 bottles available
Wine Advocate 98 points “An utterly prodigious effort that would most likely be the wine of the vintage if not for its big brother, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard comes all from Red Mountain and was raised in 100% new French oak.… Read the rest