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Midweek VinopolPick 3-19-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

Barthod’s Stellar, Limited 2016’s

Two Rare Coche-Dury Treasures

Sequitur Subscriber Special (Including the New 2017!)

Müller-Catoir’s Iconic 2017’s

Wine Spectator Advance Highlights Lambray’s 2016 Gem

Trending Wines of the Week

Perfect/Classic Clos Apalta

The Vineyard That Made Bernkastel Famous

More Top 2016 Port Arrives Tomorrow

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Barthod’s Stellar, Limited 2016’s

Domaine Ghislaine Barthod a the touchstone producer in Chambolle. Her estate was founded in the 1920s, and Ghislaine began working under her father in the 1980s. She farms just under six hectares of vines in and around Chambolle, with vines that average 30 years grown on limestone gravel soils. The wines are raised traditionally and thoughtfully, with a gentle and slow, hands-off approach. Her wines are well known for their elegance and finesse: these are ageworthy wines that are profoundly marked by their sense of place.
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Monday Newsletter 3-18-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

Ameztoi Rubentis:
The Cult Rosé Returns

Clos Erasmus

New Grapelive Review
For a Mini-GG Riesling

Cameron Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Blink and You’ll Miss It

2016 Domaine des Bosquets
In Stock Now & Arriving Wednesday!

New Lower Price on Ayoub

Trending Wines

Domaine Forey 

Staff Pick!
The Cult Rosé Returns

Ameztoi Rubentis

Ameztoi’s Rubentis is one of the fastest wines to sell out every year.  This rosé (ok, rosato) Txakolina is a harbinger of warmer weather, even if it’s usually out of stock by the time it’s of full utility.  Slightly spritzy, pale pink and pleasantly dry and citric, it’s the perfect wine for drinking outside in the sun.  We’ve acquired a larger allocation than ever, but this is a wine that goes quickly.  
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Weekend VinopolPick 3-15-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

2016 de Montille at National Best Pricing

Two New Bionic Frogs

Lisini – Champion of Classic Brunello

The Most Old School Northern Rhones

Trending Wines of the Week

Perfect for Spring: Vocoret’s Classic Chablis

2006 Lopez de Heredia Tondonia

Sauternes Steals: Declassified Suduiraut

Stunning Rioja from Old Vine Garnacha

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2016 de Montille

At National Best Pricing

Just Arrived and Arriving Soon

The Côte de Beaune hardly hosts a better-known name than de Montille. It’s as if the family of archetypical Burgundian vignerons arose from the earth of Volnay centuries ago. The late Hubert de Montille helped make the domaine famous for its classic style of age-worthy Burgundy, and now his son and daughter make the wines. Low yields and partial whole-cluster fermentation remain the norm, but the modern de Montille reds have softer tannins, are more aromatic, and they don’t require as much cellar time as before.
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Midweek Vinopolis Addition 3-14-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

First Offer: 2016 Clos Erasmus + Laurel

The Pinnacle of Argentine Wine?

The Best Kept Secret in the Rhone?

The Beautiful Montsant Wines of Vinyes D’en Gabriel

Trending Wines

Selbach’s Understated Mastery

The Best Value in Mencia

Lewelling’s Bordeaux-Inspired, Culty Cabernet

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First Offer

2016 Clos Erasmus + Laurel

At National Best Pricing

Daphne Glorian, who was born in Switzerland, seems an unlikely figure to be a leading winemaker in Priorat.  However she fell in love with the region, moving there to help revive old vines and make the best wines she can and she’s now a rock star in the region on the level of Palacios and Barbier.

Clos Erasmus represents her finest wine and a truly spectacular example of what the region is capable of.  

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Midweek VinopolPick 3-12-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

John Grochau’s Timeless Oregon Pinot

Classic Beaujolais, Inspired by Burgundy

Grapelive Reviews a Northern Rhone Sleeper 

New Releases From Cavallotto, a Piemontese Icon

Trending Wines of the Week

Rosso di Montalcino – Top Tuscan Value

Cantalupo’s Ghemme: The Future of Piemonte

Some of Fourrier’s Hardest to Find Wines

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Featured New Arrival

John Grochau’s Timeless Oregon Pinot

John Grochau is a winemaker’s winemaker.  He started his career as the assistant winemaker at Brick House before launching his eponymous winery over 15 years ago and since then has developed a reputation as a superb craftsman.  His wines are always in the beautiful mean between ripe and bright, with fantastic texture and enough fruit to keep you engaged.  We’re offering you a deal on some library wine from the fantastic Zenith vineyard (you might know it under its old name, O’Connor, and the fantastic wines St.
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