Category Archives: Newsletter Archive

VinopolPick Weekend Edition: 3-25-17

Featured Arrivals: Freemark & Arrowood; Trendy Wines: Beaujolais; New Reviews for Alsace; Rhone Exemplars: Jaboulet & Delas Freres; 2013 Italian New Arrival: Arceno CCR; Cascina delle Rose; Brunello Special Features: Caparzo Riserva and New 2012 Offers; Tignanello 2013; Marcarini & Conterno Fantino Barolos; New Offer: Chateau Meyney; Market Watch: New 2015 Beaujolais Offers; Pre-Arrival Brunello Wines; 2015 CDP: Clos Des Papes

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Featured New Arrivals

From Freemark Abbey & Arrowood

Freemark Abbey’s modern era dates back to 1967, when the winery was purchased quickly transformed into one of the most recognized and prestigious wineries in the 70’s and 80’s.  Unfortunately, over time, quality slipped and the reputation of the once legendary winery fell into a bit of obscurity.

After a few ownership changes, the winery was sold in 2005 to Jackson Family, who have poured money and attention into it in a way that hasn’t been seen since the original heyday of the winery in the 70’s and early 80’s.  … Read the rest

Mid-Week VinpolPick: 3-22-17

New Arrivals From the West Coast: St Supery, Gundlach Bundschu, Biale Black Chicken and More!; New Weygandt Wines from France; Guimaro’s Mencia Mastery; Fritz Haag: Brauneberg’s Best; Staff Pick in Brunello; Burlotto’s ‘Other’ Wines; Domaine de La Borde’s Gateway Juras; Gulfi’s Sicilian Restoration; Karthauserhof on Deep Sale

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Featured Arrival:

The 98pt Freemark Abbey Bosché

Arriving Friday:

Freemark Abbey ‘Bosche’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford 2013 750ML ($149.95) $128 pre-arrival special
Robert Parker 98+ points “The famous Bosché Vineyard is a spot in Rutherford composed of gravelly, loamy soil and situated just at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains. A blend of 93.8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.2% Merlot, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Bosché Vineyard was aged 28 months in French oak. This vineyard has turned out many a classic wine capable of lasting 30-40 years, and this 2013 is one of the all-time great Bosché Cabernet Sauvignons.… Read the rest

VinopolPick Monday 3-20-17

Featured New Arrival; New Week – New Arrivals; New Grapelive Review for Terre Nere; Barolo at its Prime: 2003 Giacomo Conterno; Riotous Restocks: Popular Picks that are Back in Stock; Isole e Oleno; 98+ Points Alert! Freemark Abbey’s Bosche Vyd 2013 – Arriving Friday; Arriving This Week: Ken Wright’s Angela Estate Pinots & JM Pillot Chassagne; New Releases from Leonetti – Arriving Friday; Cantine Lonardo; Late Breaking News: Exclusive Dal Forno Library Release

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Featured New Arrival

This release from Thivin sold out the day it arrived last week – we’re pleased to be able to offer more. Final 4 cases!

Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly, Beaujolais 2015 750ML ($29.95) $24 special
Wine Advocate 94 points “Bottled 3 weeks prior to my visit, the 2015 Côte de Brouilly was very closed on the nose though you can tell that it is packed to the rafters with fruit.… Read the rest

Weekend VinpolPick 3-18-17

Angela Estate – Super Pricing/ Arriving Tuesday; Priorat New Arrivals; California Collector’s Corner; Let’s Get Vertical: Seven Vintages of Cayuse; Staff Picks; Trending Like #MarchMadness: Hot Wines from Around the World; Il Poggione Vigna Paganelli Riserva 2010: Arriving Next Friday; Arrowood and Freemark Abbey: 98+ Points from Parker – Cali Classics Arriving Friday; Jean-Marc Pillot’s Classic Chassagne; 2016 Winner of Best Riesling from Europe: Weingut Malat; 2013 Barolo Pre-Arrival Recap; California Collector’s Corner, Part 2

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Jump Start Sale

Arriving Tuesday

Two Pinots at crazy-low pricing on a Ken Wright affiliated project in Yamhill-Carlton!

Angela Estate Abbott Claim Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District 2012 750ML ($59.95) $36 pre-arrival super special
Wine Enthusiast 94 points “Editors’ Choice. Here is a powerful young wine with concentrated plum and cherry fruit.… Read the rest

Mid-Week VinopolPick 3-15-17

New (Wine) Arrivals From California; Sehr-Sexy German Wines; New Reviews from Wine and Spirits Magazine; Staff Picks from Andy and Suzanne; Domaine Spotlight: Henri Gouges; Akutain Rioja; Burlotto’s Special Barolos

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Featured New Arrivals

From California

Anytime the assistant winemaker from Sine Qua Non starts a new project, we take notice.  We’ve gotten our hands on Jim Binns’ inaugural two releases (including rare magnums) and are happy to offer them to you today.

Andremily Wines Syrah No. 1, Santa Barbara County 2012 750ML ($299.95) $249 special, 2 bottles available
Andremily Wines Syrah No. 1, Santa Barbara County 2012 1.5L ($599.95) $499 special, 1 magnum available
Wine Advocate 97 points “The inaugural release, Jim’s 2012 No. 1 is about as good a first release as you’re likely to find anywhere in the wine world today.… Read the rest