Category Archives: Newsletter Archive

Monday Newsletter 2-20-17

Subscriber-Only Special: Shafer Chard; New Week – New Arrivals; Back in Stock: Orin Swift Wines; Staff Pick; Cascina delle Rose; Molitor Madness; Trending; A Flock of Rosé – Landing February 22nd; Olivier Horiot Champagnes (and still wines) – Under the Radar Grower in Riceys; Super Deals Continue – ETA March; Time to Say Good Buy: Best Price Deal on Pallieres Les Racines 2013

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Subscriber-Only Special

Arriving February 24th – only 4 cases available

Shafer Vineyards Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay, Carneros 2014 750ML ($59.95) Listed price: $49.90, Subscriber-Only Special: $39
Robert Parker 93 points “First, their non-malolactic 2014 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch comes from a cool-climate vineyard in Carneros. This is aged in 75% oak casks and 25% stainless steel, which seems to be the perfect marriage for showcasing this wine’s rich fruit.… Read the rest

VinopolPick Weekend Edition 2-18-17

Trending Wines / Staff Pizza Pick / New Wines from Italy and Spain / Lopez’s Majesty / Dujac Grand Crus / Schlossgut Diel / Chablis: Land of Value / Italian Sale Wines / Warm Weather Wines / Arriving Wednesday

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Trending

From all around the world – check out these popular picks from the last few days!
Matello ‘Souris’ Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2011 750ML ($41.95) $28 special
Library Release
Josh Raynolds-Vinous 91 points “(from fruit grown in the Whistling Ridge and Durant vineyards; made with 55% whole clusters and raised in 40% new oak):  Vivid red.  Vibrant red berry and Asian spice aromas are given depth by notes of vanilla and licorice and pick up a minerally nuance with air.  … Read the rest

Mid-Week VinopolPick 2-15-17

This Week: Saint Cosme’s North to South Brilliance, Le Vissoux: Quiet Stars of Beaujolais, 2004 Riesling Revisited, Montezemolo’s Barolo, Staff Pick: Affordable ’05 Bordeaux, Inman Russian River Pinot, #Trending Wines, Zorzal’s Exceptional Argentine Wines, Orin Swift Returns, Pre-Arrivals from Germany, France and Italy, 2015 Clementin du Pape

Featured Wines of the Week

Domaine de L’Edre Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2013 750ML ($49.95) $41.90 special, 36+ bottles available
Case-6 Domaine de L’Edre Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2013 750ML ($299.95) $239 special, 4 cases available (That’s only $39.83/bottle!)
Wine Advocate 95 points “One of the wines of the vintage is the 2013 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Domaine de l’Edre. While this cuvee had a rustic edge in the past, today it’s incredibly polished and pure, with brilliant aromatics of cassis, black raspberries, licorice, crushed flowers and chalky minerality.… Read the rest

Vinopolis Monday Newsletter 2-13-17

New Week – New Arrivals; Top Champagne Pick, Top Scoring Champagnes In Stock; Trendy Robust Reds; Staff Pick: 2012 Selbach-Oster; Brovia; Off the Beaten Path Bubbles; Italian Magnums; Arriving This Week; Rose Sneak Peek

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New Week – New Arrivals

Oregon

Matello ‘Souris’ Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2011 750ML ($39.95) $28 super special
Winery Library Release
Josh Raynolds-Vinous 91 points “(from fruit grown in the Whistling Ridge and Durant vineyards; made with 55% whole clusters and raised in 40% new oak):  Vivid red.  Vibrant red berry and Asian spice aromas are given depth by notes of vanilla and licorice and pick up a minerally nuance with air.  Juicy raspberry and cherry-cola flavors tighten up in the mid-palate and show very good clarity.  … Read the rest

Saturday Newsletter 2-11-17

Jump Start Sale: Saint Cosme Wine of the Year 2016; Staff Pick: Matello Library Release; Champagne: Best Grower Bargains; #Trending; Spanish Romance: Two Great Cavas for Valentine’s Day; New Arrival: Xavier Vignon; Back in Stock: Casa Smith Cervo; New Review for Dagueneau; Domaine Coulet; Von Winning Time; Reynvaan; New Wine Spectator Review for Domaine Leflaive; Cantine Lonardo: Arriving This Month; Late Breaking News: 98 & 100 Point Vin Santos

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Jump Start Sale

Newly Re-Arrived

Wine Spectator #43 Wine of the Year 2016

In magnum – The Ultimate Party Wine!
Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone 2015 750ML ($17.95) $14 special, 24 bottles available
Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone 2015 1.5L ($34.95) $29 special, 36 magnums available
Wine Spectator 91 points “Ripe, with vivid blueberry and boysenberry fruit, harnessed on the back end by a bold graphite edge.… Read the rest