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Vinopolis Newsletter – June 27th, 2016


Featured New Arrival: San Felice Gran Selezione; New Week – New Arrivals; Chateau de Beru – Arrives July 1st; Jaboulet; New Terry Theise Announcements: JJ Christoffel, Ott, Spreitzer, Muller-Catoir & More!
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Featured New Arrival
San Felice ‘Il Grigio da San Felice’ Gran Selezione, Chianti Classico DOCG 2011 750ML ($49.95) $38 special!
Wine Enthusiast 95 points “A fantastic combination of power and finesse, this opens with aromas of under brush, ripe plum, truffle, leather, smoke and a balsamic note. The firm, delicious palate delivers fleshy black cherry, crushed raspberry, cinnamon and mocha. Velvety tannins support the juicy flavors.”
James Suckling 94 points “This is a classy Chianti Classico with lots of structure and depth plus firm tannins and a blueberry, black cherry and cedar character.
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VinopolPick Weekend – 6-25-16

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

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Oregon’s Own- Johan – New Arrival with a New Review!; Quick Guide for Pairing with July 4TH Festivities; New Arrivals: Bedel, Contador & La Garrigue; Philippe Pacalet New Arrivals; Staff Picks; New Vintage of Our 2015 Best Selling White White; New Wine Spectator Reviews (Produttori del Barbaresco, Saint Cosme, Domaine Huet, Vincent Girardin and more!); Round Pond Cabernets; Late Breaking News – Marchesi di Barolo Re-Arrival and New Spanish & Suertes Del Marques Arrivals; July is Coming & So Are These…

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Newly Arrived & Newly Reviewed
“maybe the best deal in American wine” ?
We’ll provide – You decide

Johan Vineyards Farmlands Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2015 750ML ($21.95) $18.80 special
Grapelive 92+ points “Dag J. Sundby makes some compelling wines, from Norway, Sundby has hit the Oregon wine scene like he’s always been a part of it, and in a short time made a big name for himself along with his winegrower Dan J.… Read the rest

Vinopolis Newsletter – June 22, 2016


Three Stalwarts of Tradition Arriving Fall 2016: Merkelbach, Nikolaihof and Gobelsburg; Tarlant Champagne; Molitor Riesling; Bergstrom – New Estate Release; New Reviews for Summer’s Staple: Rose; Wines Arriving This Week

Three Stalwarts of Tradition

The Terry Theise catalogues have dropped and we’re excitedly flipping the pages to find the best wines from this much-raved about vintage. Below are three stalwarts of tradition: the humbly divine Merkelbach, the iconic Nikolaihof and the ancient, great Gobelsburg. The wines are listed below and arrive in the fall.

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Terry Thiese (Riesling maven, marketeur & provocateur) has named Merkelbach co-winner of his Winery of the Year proclamation for this 2015 vintage.  Terry of course looks beyond Donnhoff & Schaefer in this awarding.
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Vinopolis Newsletter – June 20th 2016

Mascarello 2011; New Week – New Arrivals; Arriving This Week; Produttori Cru Case Specials End June 30th; New WS Reviews for St. Cosme;  Tuscan Cases; Puech Haut; Domaine Du Pavillon de Chavannes Arriving Mid-July

Featured New Arrival
2011 Mascarello

Bartolo Mascarello Barolo DOCG, Piedmont 2011 750ML ($149.95) $119 special
Wine Advocate 94 points
“The 2011 Barolo is a very expressive wine with more determination and muscle than you usually get in the wines of Bartolo Mascarello. The bouquet opens to plush flavors of red fruit and cherry with grilled herb, tobacco and mineral delineation. Its structure is yielding and round and the finish is ripe with soft fruit flavors. Make no mistake, it doles out complexity and an ethereal sense of balsam herb, cola and licorice that is the hallmark of this historic estate with a tiny garage winery in the town of Barolo.
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Weekend VinopolPick 6-18-16

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Zorzal & SuperUco; Donnhoff 2015: Arriving Fall 2016; Dujac; Vega Sicilia; Grand Finale: Great Estates Available Here Now and Arriving This Summer (Gaja, Caparzo, Salon & More!)

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Zorzal & SuperUco
Special Feature

The world of wine seems ever-expanding. From Washington, to Australia, to South America, the discovery of new producers and growing regions unfolds like a map. Less than ten years ago, a new winery called Zorzal appeared in Argentina’s emergent Valle de Uco. Zorzal’s trio of Michelini brothers blended the freedom of New World winemaking with an appreciation for fine Old World wines and classic varieties. Then, in 2012, the global wine community took note of Zorzal: Robert Parker awarded their 2008 Porfiado, made in the winery’s inaugural vintage, 94 points.… Read the rest