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VinopolPick Weekend – July 23 2016

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

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Featured New Arrivals; Staff Picks; Auslese Sale; Trending; Exploring Gevrey Chambertin; Elevee 2014 – Arriving Next Week; Servin; Carl von Schubert/Maximin Grünhaus – Arriving Next Week; J Christoffel Jr. – New Offers (Dating to 1976!); 95 Point Portuguese Wine; Rose Sale Ends Sunday

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Featured New Arrivals

Wine of the year?

Casanova di Neri Cerretalto, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2010 750ML ($379.95) $319 special, only 12 bottles available!
Wine Advocate 99+ points “This is a towering achievement. It is delightful on every level. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto is an expressive, exuberant and stunning wine that opens to a dark ruby color and rich consistency. The bouquet is never-ending with immediate intensity that is followed closely by finely-tuned aromas of black cherry, spice, grilled herb, clove, tobacco, wet earth and white truffle.… Read the rest

Vinopolis – July 20th, 2016

Striving Toward Perfection: Casanova di Neri Cerretalto; Trending; Staff Picks; Palacios Priorat Arriving Friday; Boxler Blowout; Subscriber-Only Mid-Summer Rosés Sale; Treasured Estates: Arriving in August; German Extravaganza: Markus Molitor, New Peter Lauer, Jos. Christoffel Jr., Willi Haag and Selbach-Oster!; Six Case-Six Deals

Striving Toward Perfection

Casanova di Neri Cerretalto, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2010 750ML ($379.95)
$319 pre-arrival special, Here Friday, July 22nd, only 12 bottles available!
Wine Advocate 99+ points
“This is a towering achievement. It is delightful on every level. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto is an expressive, exuberant and stunning wine that opens to a dark ruby color and rich consistency. The bouquet is never-ending with immediate intensity that is followed closely by finely-tuned aromas of black cherry, spice, grilled herb, clove, tobacco, wet earth and white truffle.
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Vinopolis Newsletter 7-18-16

Featured New Arrival: 2012 Felsina Rancia; New Week – New Arrivals; Staff Pick; Wines Currently Trending; Paitin di Pasquero-Elia Arriving This Week; 100 Point Brunello


Featured New Arrival


Felsina Berardenga Rancia, Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2012 750ML ($49.95) $39 special
Felsina Berardenga Rancia, Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2012 1.5L ($99.95) $89 special
Antonio Galloni 94+ points
“A ripe, powerful wine, the 2012 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia offers a level of finesse that balances some of the more overt intensity of the year. Dark cherry, plum, spice, tobacco, menthol and licorice add shades of nuance as this beautifully delineated Rancia opens up in the glass. Because of its mid-weight structure, I expect the 2012 will give up its charms relatively early by Rancia standards, which means around age 15-20.
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VinopolPick Saturday July 16th, 2016

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Sneak Peek: New Arrivals; Staff Pick; New Pinks!; Burgundy 2009; Varner; Boxler; Scarpa; Subscriber-Only Barolo Sale; Rosé & White Case Deals

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Newly Arrived

Chalk Hill Estate Red Proprietary Blend, Chalk Hill 2013 750ML ($69.95) $54.50 special
Robert Parker 96 points “The 2013 Proprietary Red Estate is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Malbec, 12% Petit Verdot and the rest Carignane, Syrah and Merlot. This is another titanic effort from proprietor Foley. A spectacular dense-purple color and sweet toasty oak intermixed with licorice, blackberry, cassis and graphite are all present in this profound first-growth quality blend that should age effortlessly for 25-30 or more years. This is a stunner and a revelation.”

Krug Vintage Brut, Champagne 2003 750ML ($279.95) $199 special
Wine Spectator 95 points “Like taffeta in texture, this harmonious Champagne is finely honed and fresh.… Read the rest

Newsletter – July 13, 2016

Staff Picks; Brunello 2011; Domaine Pegau; Domaine Tempier! Clos Ste Magdeleine!; Wines Trending; Kamptal & Kremstal: A Vineyard Perspective; Elio Altare – Arriving in August; Ongoing Spanish Super Sales 

Staff Picks!

Chateau Margui Coteaux Varois Rose, Provence 2015 750ML ($21.95) $18 special, 36+ bottles available
Chateau Margui Coteaux Varois Rose, Provence 2015 1.5L ($59.95)
$49 special, 3 magnums available

For some reason this Chateau Margui wine reminded me of John Singer Sargent’s painting of Lady Agnew. Delicately colorful and expressive, subdued and restrained to the benefit of good taste, penetrating. Its pearly gray rosé color suggests the wine’s bright and refreshing nature. Grapefruit, peach, spice, and minerality… Not a juicy, fruit-jammed rosé, the Château Margüi satisfies those looking for a light summer sipper, with or without food.

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