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Vinopolis Monday Newsletter 5-21-18

In Today’s Newsletter:

Port Perfection: 2003 Taylor Fladgate
New Week – New Arrivals
(Lucien Crochet, Cellared Remizieres & more!)
Great Grand Cru Riesling: Newly Reviewed Kruger-Rumpf
May Sale Highlight:
Newly Added – Il Poggione
Best Rioja in 2013? Muga, Of Course!
Muga Reserva: Wine of the Vintage Lands Friday
Staff Pick on Fenocchio: Superior Superiore 
Perrier-Jouet / Chateau Quinault & Chateau de L’Ou

Sicilian Exploration
New Praises from Wine Spectator for Domaine Collotte
BBQ Best Bets
Altos Las Hormigas
On the Docket – ETA Friday
Our Top Picks & Greatest Hits from the May Clearance Sale

Featured New Arrival

Port Perfection

Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port, Portugal 2003 750ML ($119.95) $99 special
Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port, Portugal 2003 1.5L ($299.95) $249 special
Robert Parker – Hedonist’s Gazette 100 points “I noticed the Chinese love to have both a sweet wine and a vintage port at the end of a meal, which is pretty much over-kill for me.
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Weekend VinopolPick 5-18-18

In Today’s Newsletter:

New Releases From the Pride of Rioja
The Legendary Chapoutier—New Wines Plus New May Sales

New Arrivals:
Hot New Rosé, Foradori, Occhipinti, Passopisciaro and More!!

New Wines from the Alsatian Icon Zind-Humbrecht
Beyond Beaucastel: New Wines from the Heralded Perrin Family
Sneak Peek at Next Week (Value Rhones, Pouilly Fume and More!)
The Finest Portuguese White We’ve Tasted Returns


Featured New Arrival:

The Legendary Lopez de Heredia

Lopez de Heredia is one of the world’s elite wine estates.  This statement isn’t a surprise to anyone who reads at all about Spanish wines, but it bears repeating.  “Why?” you might ask, “would you tell us something we already know?”

The answer to that question is that for all of the grace, complexity, age-worthiness and profundity of the wines, the prices are shockingly low.  

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Thursday VinopolPick 5-17-18

In Today’s Newsletter:

Guy Charlemagne’s Rosé is Fit for a King
Staff Pick: “Why is this Still on the Shelf?” Edition
Rosé of the Day!
More May Sale Steals
Trending: Hot Wines of the Week
The Best Gouges Yet?  The 2015s Make a Case
Graillot’s Unicorn “La Guiraude” Crozes


Just Arrived:

Charlemagne’s Rose is Fit for a King

Guy Charlemagne Rose Brut, Champagne NV 750ML ($39.95) $28 special
Peter Liem “Charlemagne’s rosé is made with Sézanne pinot noir, which is destemmed and macerated for two to three days before fermentation in order to extract as much fruit flavor as possible without the introduction of tannin. Historically, it’s been blended with 40 percent chardonnay from Mancy, which Charlemagne says is round and approachable, yet the current release is made entirely of pinot noir.
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Tuesday VinopolPick 5-15-18

In Today’s Newsletter:

Head to the “Cs” for the Best Brunello Values
Rare Cellared Vintages of a Rhone Legend

Three Landmark Wineries Land This Week:
Zind-Humbrecht, Passopisciaro, and Lopez de Heredia

2016+JJ Prum=A Winning Formula

New 2012 Brunello Riservas: Top Wines from a Classic Vintage

Best Value in Brunello?

Head for the Cs

Caprili Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany 2012 750ML ($59.95) $33.50 special
Case-6 Caprili Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany 2012 750ML ($319.95) $189 special (that’s only $31.50/bottle!)
Wine Spectator 94 points
“Appealing aromas and flavors of cherry, almond, leather, iron and earth are the hallmarks of this muscular red. Remains fresh and persists on the aftertaste, with echoes of iron and tobacco. Best from 2021 through 2035. 3,500 cases made.”
Ian D’agata – Vinous 93 points “Bright deep red.
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Monday Newsletter 5-14-18

In Today’s Newsletter:

Supersized May Clearance: Sine Qua Non Mags
White Rhone: Highlight New Raynolds Reviews
Staff Pick: Felsina’s New Project Is Spot On
Insider’s Preview: Lopez de Heredia & Other Epic Wines Arriving This Week
Muga Reserva: Wine of the Vintage
Emanuel Darnaud Arriving in June
Rave New Brunello Reviews!
White Rhone Reviews Part 2

We’ve Supersized the May Clearance Sale

With these Sine Qua Non Magnums!

Sine Qua Non Poker Face Syrah, Santa Barbara County 2004 1.5L ($2,199.95) Was $1,599, Now $1,349, 1 magnum in stock
Wine Advocate 97 points
“Starting off the Syrah-based wines, the 2004 Poker Face (Syrah) is aging beautifully. A blend of 96% Syrah, 2.5% Mourvedre and 1.5% Viognier (from the Eleven Confessions, White Hawk, Alban, Bien Nacido, and Alta Mesa vineyards) that was aged in 80% new French oak, it offers up a perfumed, fresh bouquet of sweet blackberry liqueur, creme de cassis, spring flowers and licorice that gives way to a full-bodied, seamless, gorgeously textured feel on the palate.
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