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Midweek VinopolPick 7-16-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

Henri Boillot’s Classic White Burgundy

First Offer: A New Collection of Savart

Two Tuscan Classics

The Legend of Thörle Begins

Rare Library Cappellano and Burlotto

Trending Wines

95 Point, Under $35 Gigondas

July Sale Roundup

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Arriving Tomorrow

Henri Boillot’s Classic White Burgundy

Henri Boillot is an undisputed top producer of white Burgundy, vinifying wine after wine that turns heads and captures hearts.  Rich, bold, textured and complex, with minerality to spare, these wines are the quintessence of whites Burgundy for many.  We’ve got our allocation of the 2017’s arriving in the next month and are excited to offer them to you today.

2017 represents a return to form for the white side of the Cote d’Or.  2016 was excellent when it was good, but frost and hail damaged many vineyards, reducing yields and creating riper than expected wines in some instances.  

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Vinopolis Newsletter 7-15-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

Producer Spotlight: Vina Mein

Top Value Bordeaux from the Team Behind Le Pin

The Singular Genius of Nikolaihof Vinothek

July Sale Restock – A&P Villaine

New Arrivals
Including Goodfellow,
Clos Ste. Magdeleine, Gouges,
Do Ferreiro, Dönnhoff, Raul Perez and More!

Trending Wines

July Sale Highlights and Roundup

Just Arrived

Producer Spotlight: Vina Mein

Coastal, northwestern Spain is one of the most exciting wine regions in the world.  After decades operating in obscurity, the wine world is starting to discover the maritime climate, amazing terroirs and unique grapes of Galicia.  As the world has noticed, money and technical ability have flowed in, creating the perfect environment for stunning, cool climate wines.  These are wines that can challenge the finest of Chablis for complexity, personality and age-worthiness at prices that, while expensive for Spanish white wine, are bargains for the quality of the bottles in question.

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Weekend VinopolPick 7-12-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

July Sale Addition: Force Majeure

First Offer 2017 Domaine Leflaive

Wine Spectator Insider Producer Spolight: Schrader

Wine & Spirits Highlights “The Best of Galicia”

New Offerings from Felsina

Domaine du Pegau: Cult of Personality

Rose of the Day: A New Review for Montfaucon!

New Jeb Dunnuck Reviews for Olivier Bernstein

Trending Wines

2017 Vintage Port Reviews from Decanter + Wine Advocate

July Sale Roundup

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July Sale Addition: Force Majeure
Force Majeure is a Washington state insider’s wine.  The name doesn’t come up as often as a winery like Cayuse, but these estate grown gems are typically completely sold out to a rabid mailing list.  It’s a tough winery to source—and for good reason. These are big, bold, dense wines with an elegance that keeps them in beautiful balance.  
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Midweek Addition 7-10-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

New Wine Spectator Washington Report

Trending Wines

Rosé of the Day

An Epic Collection: 2015 FX Pichler

Chablisienne’s Wines of Summer

Ten Pre-Cellared Stars for Dinner Tonight

July Sale Roundup

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New Wine Spectator Washington Report

“After a series of scorchingly hot growing seasons, Washington received a welcome break from the heat in 2016. The cooler temperatures are reflected in the year’s red wines, which as a group show more finesse and dimension than versions from 2015 and 2014 without losing any of Washington’s trademark vibrant fruit character.

“Though the state’s signature reds—Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot—performed well in 2016, Rhône reds such as Syrah, Grenache and various blends thereof account for most of the top wines in this report.” – Tim Fish, Wine Spectator

Some Highlights, In Stock Now:

Parabellum Alluvio, Red Mountain 2016 750ML ($59.95) $49 special
Wine Spectator 93 points “Dynamic and built for the cellar, with black cherry, bay leaf and graphite-tinged mineral notes that build richness and potency toward well-buffed tannins.

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Midweek VinopolPick 7-9-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

Top New Wave Spanish Whites

Burghound’s
“Most Under Rated Producer in All of Burgundy”

The Return of de Villaine’s Classic Aligote

Trending Wines

The Dueling Vouvray of Huet and Foreau

Romantic and Impressive: Domaine Garon’s Cote Rotie

July Sale Roundup

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Top New Wave Spanish Whites

Coastal, northwestern Spain is one of the most exciting wine regions in the world.  After decades operating in obscurity, the wine world is starting to discover the maritime climate, amazing terroirs and unique grapes of Galicia.  As the world has noticed, money and technical ability have flowed in, creating the perfect environment for stunning, cool climate wines.  These are wines that can challenge the finest of Chablis for complexity, personality and age-worthiness at prices that, while expensive for Spanish white wine, are bargains for the quality of the bottles in question.
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