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Vinopolis Newsletter for the 2nd of May, 2016


New Week – New Arrivals; White Rhones; Vinopolis Half-Case World Tour; Time to Say Good Buy: Sale Ends Friday

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Highlight Pre-Arrival
Cru Barbaresco- $26-$28-$30.90
Arriving This Friday, May 5th

Ca’ del Baio Asili, Barbaresco DOCG 2012 750ML ($39.95) $30.90 pre-arrival special
James Suckling 92 points
“Aromas of cherry, dried apple and hints of cedar. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Hints of walnut skin and wet earth. Solid and attractive. Drink or hold.”
This is the lowest listed price in the USA today!
Ca’ del Baio Marcarini, Barbaresco DOCG 2012 750ML ($36.95) $28 pre-arrival special
Antonio Galloni 92 points
“The 2012 Barbaresco Marcarini shows a much darker expression of Treiso, along with greater depth, ripeness and textural richness than the Vallegrande.… Read the rest

May Day Special Feature!

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In celebration of the worker – from Chairman of the Board to humble wine retail newsletter writers; of teachers and architects, union bosses and non-profit underwriters – we thought we’d send over ten wines which really deliver and don’t cost a ton. Enjoy your day, raise a glass, and take a load off!

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Nino Franco Rustico, Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG NV 750ML ($17.95) $14 special, 31 bottles available
Case-12 Nino Franco Rustico, Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG NV 750ML ($179.95)
$149 special, 3 cases available (that’s only $12.42/bottle!)
VinopolNote:
This sparkler hails from the most revered region for Prosecco: the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene.  The DOCG distinction is reserved for the highest quality of Prosecco wines made near the town of Valdobbiandene. … Read the rest

Weekend VinopolPick – 4-30-16

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Cult Wines – Newly Arrived; New Shipping Promotion; Newly Arrived from Sottimano; Evesham Wood and Pattes Loup Sale; Cellar Selections: Rhone Whites (Includes a 100 pointer not listed anywhere else!); Arriving This Week: Pegau, Champagnes, Burgundiess, Italians, and Muga Rose; Time to Say Good Buy: Biondi Santi Super Discount Ends May 1st ($180 lower than the next best listed price!); West Coast Case Deals
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Cult Wines – Newly Arrived
Harlan Estate, Napa Valley 2002 750ML ($699.95) $579 special, 6 bottles available
Robert Parker 100 points
“The extraordinary Harlan Estate, which I awarded 100 points seven years ago, offers no justifiable reason to doubt its perfect score. It is still a baby, with an inky purple color and notes of smoky camphor intermixed with creme de cassis, Asian soy and a hint of cedar beginning to emerge as well as some espresso and subtle damp forest floor notes.
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Mid-Week Newsletter for April 26th, 2016

4/26/16

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Staff Pick; Cayuse Arriving May 5th; Island Vibes: Lower, Spring-appropriate Prices on Three Antoine Arena Wines; Agathe Bursin Feature; Arriving This Friday; Dujac & Montille & Marojallia in May – Oh My!; Chateauneuf-du-Pape Pre-Arrivals; Saint-Siffrein; One Last Chance for Biondi-Santi Riserva ‘06

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Staff Pick
Girl, You Know It’s True

JB Becker Martinsthaler Rodchen Spatlese Trocken 1990 750ML ($59.95) $49 special, 34 bottles available (This is the lowest listed price in the USA today!)

My, how time flies! Much as I don’t want to make anyone feel old, I’d like to highlight the fact that Milli Vanilli were the biggest thing in the world at the time this wine was made. While the R&B duo from West Germany may have soared –peaked-crashed-and-burned, Hans-Joseph Becker from the Rheingau has only now begun to enjoy the spotlight.… Read the rest

Vinopolis Newsletter – 4-25-16

4/25/16

One- Week Sale: JF Mugnier ‘Clos Marechale’ 2011; Newly-Arrived Italian Heavy Hitters; 42 Different Brand-New Arrivals; One-Week Sale: Philippe Foreau Clos Naudin Reserve Moelleux 2003 + 2009; This Week’s Highlight Re-Arrivals; Arriving April 29th: Sottimano, Reynvaan, Mugneret-Gibourg, and More!; One-Week Sale: Grange des Peres Rouge 2011

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One Week Sale:
JF Mugnier ‘Clos de la Marechale’ 2011
Price Expires at Midnight 5/1

Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier Clos de la Marechale, Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru 2011 750ML ($119.95) Was $77, Now $66; 36+ bottles available
Burghound 90-92 points “A pure and appealingly fresh nose of relatively elegant red berry fruit is liberally laced with earth and spice hints. There is a lilting mouth feel to the energetic, intense and equally pure medium-bodied flavors that possess plenty of that beguiling sense of underlying tension that makes wines like this so refreshing.… Read the rest