Category Archives: Newsletter Archive

Monday Newsletter – 10-23-17

48 Hour Sale: Caparzo & Opus One; New Week – New Arrivals (Soos Creek, Clos du Val, Bussola & more!); Cali Ultra-Classic Hightlight: BV Georges de Latour; New Pre-Arrival Offers: Raul Perez, Albert Mann, Champagne Nicolas Maillart & Domaine de Beaurenard


48 Hour Sale

Ends Tuesday at Midnight

Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany 2012 750ML ($39.95) Was $33, Now $29, 36+ bottles in stock now
Wine Spectator 92 points “This is round and laced with cherry, currant, tobacco and iron flavors. Firms up quickly, with a fine matrix of tannins for support. Balanced overall, with a long finish of tobacco and iron. Best from 2020 through 2033.”
Wine Advocate 91+ points “Caparzo’s 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is a mid-weight expression with bright berry aromas and a traditional approach stylistically speaking.… Read the rest

Saturday Newsletter 10-21-17

Subscriber-Only 48 Hour Sales; New Arrivals (Ayoub, Dunn, Brovia…); #Trending & #BackinStock; Arriving Next Week: Corliss, Mount Peak & Diamond Creek; Arriving in November – Servin & Vissoux; Calon Segur Vertical; Mazzei’s Concerto


Subscriber-Only 48 Hour Sales

Opus One and Beaux Freres New Arrivals

End Sunday at Midnight!

Opus One Proprietary Red Napa Valley 2014 750ML ($349.95) Displayed price: $319 – Your Price $289
James Suckling 97 points “Mesmerizing aromas of flowers, bark, currants and blackberries. So perfumed. You just want to smell it. Exquisite tension and finesse with an almost Burgundian texture, yet it’s Napa in its soul with ripe fruit, stones, spices and Chinese tea leaf flavors. Savory and delicious. Drinkable but better in 2020.”
Antonio Galloni 95+ points “The 2014 Opus One has turned out to be a gorgeous wine.… Read the rest

Thursday Newsletter 10-19-17

New Featured Reviews from Wine Spectator for 2015 Domaine Leflaive; New Grapelive Review: Emmanuel Darnaud; Staff Picks; Sales Ending Tonight: Pierre Peters Chetillons & Zorzal Sauv Blanc & Pinot Noir; Jose Michel: Meunier Master Class; Late Breaking News: Isole e Olena’s 2014 Cepparello


New Reviews

Wines Arrive Early November

Domaine Leflaive

There are few names more permanently identified with a village than Domaine Leflaive and Puligny-Montrachet. Following the phylloxera tragedy of the last years of the 19th century, and recovering after the Great War, Joseph Leflaive laid the groundwork of rehabilitating the vineyards and eventually selling wine under his own label instead of selling to negociants. The quality of the wines has been a trajectory nearly unmatched by any producer in the Cote d’Or.… Read the rest

Tuesday Newsletter 10-17-17

48 Hour Sales: Pierre Peters Chetillons & Zorzal; Ending Tonight – Monprivato Sale Price; #Trending; Wine of the Week: Piedmont’s Soul, Rock Star Roots – CasaSmith Barbera; Staff Picks; New Releases: Miani & Clos du Val & Burgundy Best Buy; Lisini Brunello; Colheita – Single Vintage Tawny Ports: ’52/’78/’89/’96/’03


48 Hour Sale

& New Score, Too!

Pierre Peters “Les Chetillons”

Single Vineyard, Grand Cru Champagne

pierre peters chetillonPierre Peters Cuvee Speciale ‘Les Chetillons’ Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut, Champagne 2010 750ML ($149.95) Was $128, Now $109
Wine Spectator 95 points “Fine and lacy, this textbook blanc de blancs offers a lovely range of dried apricot, crushed hazelnut, fleur de sel and spun honey notes. Beautifully balanced and fresh, with a long, chalk-tinged finish.… Read the rest

Monday 10-16-17

Breaking News: Hot New Wine Spectator Review for a Top Barbaresco Estate; Giuseppe Mascarello Monprivato Sale; New Champagne Arrivals; #Trending; Champagne Arriving Friday; Staff Pick; New 2013 Barolo Reviews- From Antonio Galloni; Dr. Crusius


Breaking News: Hot New Wine Spectator Review

Top Barbaresco Estate / Top Vintage / Top Vineyard / Lowest (And Affordable!) Price


“Two thousand thirteen… is shaping up to be an epic vintage of classic proportions and superb pedigree. The growing season was much more stable than 2012, but it is the last month of the year, a perfect September with warm days and cool nights, that yielded Barbarescos endowed with regal intensity.” –Antonio Galloni

The 2013 vintage in Barbaresco is generating well deserved anticipation.… Read the rest