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Monday VinopolPick 7-23-18

In Today’s Newsletter:

August Arrival Special Feature:
Larkmead Vineyards

Under the Radar Oregon:
New Arrivals

High Flying, Highly Praised
Rieslings from Marcus Molitor

Historic, Exciting Sicilian Wines:
Calabretta

Trending Wines of the Weekend

July Sale Highlights!
Domaine Huet:
Demi Sec Shines in 2016

Arnoux Pere & Fils:
Classically Styled & Highly Lauded

July Sale Recap

August Arrival Special Feature

Larkmead

Larkmead is a historic property on a hot streak over the last decade.  Founded in 1895, the winery was an important pre-prohibition producer before a decline and rebirth in the late 90’s under the stewardship of winemaker Andy Smith and then (current winemaker) Dan Petroski.  Under their guidance, Larkmead has become one of the most coveted producers in Napa.

Located in a unique area of the Calistoga bench, Larkmead’s vineyard has the enviable quality of turning out wines that combine the intensity of mountain fruit with some of the soft textures of valley floor wines.  

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Weekend VinopolPick 7-20-18

In Today’s Newsletter:

Orin Swift’s Catalan Sensation
Staff Picks

New Arrivals, Including:
Goodfellow, Bow & Arrow, Burlotto, Prum and More!

Grapelive Reviews a Vinopolis Favorite
The Glory of the July Sale
Cantine Lonardo: Terrific Taurasi
Gulfi’s Cerasuolo Returns Next Week
Why Pay $200 for Sassicaia?
July Sale Recapped

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Featured New Arrival:

Orin Swift’s Top Catalan Sensation

At the Best Price in the Country

Orin Swift makes a bit of wine in southwestern France—big powerful bottles that are probably even better than the wines produced in California.  They come from old, old vines in the Cotes Catalanes and we’re getting the top wine from that project, Pharoan, tomorrow. This is a wine not to be missed for lovers of the producer and a mere 18 bottles arrive tomorrow.
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Vinopolis Thursday Special 7-19-18

In Today’s Newsletter:

Special New Review Edition

Arriving Tomorrow: Orin Swift’s Sensation
Two New Reviews from Grapelive and James Suckling
Josh Raynolds Raves About 2016 Chateauneuf
Two Treats from Wine Spectator Advance

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Arriving Tomorrow

Orin Swift’s Top Catalan Sensation

At the Best Price in the Country

Orin Swift makes a bit of wine in southwestern France—big powerful bottles that are probably even better than the wines produced in California.  They come from old, old vines in the Cotes Catalanes and we’re getting the top wine from that project, Pharoan, tomorrow. This is a wine not to be missed for lovers of the producer and a mere 18 bottles arrive tomorrow.

Orin Swift Department D 66 ‘Pharaon’, IGP Cotes Catalanes 2014 ($189.95) $136 pre-arrival special
Wine Advocate 95 points “The top wine is the 2014 IGP Cotes Catalanes Pharaon, and it’s a barrel selection that ended up being an even split of Grenache and Syrah that was aged in 75% new French oak.

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Midweek VinopolPick 7-18-18

In Today’s Newsletter:

Featured New Arrival: Willamette Syrah Edition

New Arrivals Including
New Goodfellow, Beaux Freres, Vilmart, Balthazar and More!

Staff Pick: Dolcetto Dreams
Delicious Wines in the July Sale
We’re Mad for Molitor
Calabretta’s Historic, Exciting Sicily
Five Trending Under $25
Hidden Gem of the Roussillon: L’ou
Fortune Favors the Talented in Brunello
July Sale Roundup

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Featured New Arrival

& July Clearance Sale Special

Matello Fool’s Journey Deux Vert Vineyard Syrah, Willamette Valley 2013 750ML ($24.95) Was $21.90, Now $18 Clearance Price
Case-12 Matello Fool’s Journey Deux Vert Vineyard Syrah, Willamette Valley 2013 750ML ($269.95) $199 Clearance Price (that’s only $16.58/bottle!)
Josh Raynolds – Vinous 90 points
“Bright violet. Smoke-tinged dark berries and pungent flowers on the nose. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and cassis flavors that take a sweeter turn on the back half.
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Monday Newsletter July 16th 2018

In Today’s Newsletter:

July Sale Highlight
New Weekend – New Arrivals
July Sale

Trending
2016 JJ Prum

Staff Pick:
A Best Value Rosé Champagne

Rosé of the Day!

The Epic of Zind Humbecht
July Sale Recap

July Sale Highlight

Bereche’s sublime cuvee: based on a perpetual reserve started in ’85. A staff favorite. Only 17 magnums available!
Bereche et Fils Reflet d’Antan Brut, Champagne NV 1.5L ($299.95) Was $249, Now $199 Clearance Price
Antonio Galloni 93 points “The flagship NV (2012) Reflet d’Antan is quite rich and intense, yet it also maintains striking translucence. Dried flowers, herbs and spices add aromatic nuance throughout, but, as is often the case, Reflet d’Antan is a wine of texture and feel above all else.
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