Category Archives: Newsletter Archive

Vinopolis Monday Newsletter 3-10-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

The King of Beaujolais Value, Restocked!

Our Last Drop of Library Defaix Chablis

New Arrivals
Including Ayres, Johan, Kelley Fox
Tarlant, Luneau-Papin, Gufi and More!


Plouzeau, Natural Wine Superstar

Sauternes: More Affordable and Versatile Than Ever

Staff Pick: A Return to Classic Oregon

A Vertical of Oddero Riservas

2018 Entry Level Dönnhoff

Vissoux Restocks

The King of Beaujolais Value

Domaine du Vissoux remains one of our best-selling Beaujolais producers.  Both from an absolute quality and value perspective, they’re a top class outfit, turning out fantastic wines that are huge customer favorites.  We’d sold through a number of their wines but are happy to report that almost all the 2017’s are back in stock (and we still have a few of the 2016’s poking around as well).
Read the rest

Weekend VinopolPick 3-8-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

A Top Malbec Blend from Michel Rolland

A Library, Ex-Cellar Pessac-Leognan Steal

Just Arrived: Dal Forno Amarone and More

Albert Mann’s Alsatian Treasures

Two From Galicia: The Outstanding Wines of Albamar

First Offer: 2016 and ’17 Clos des Lambrays

Trending Wines of the Week

The Coveted Jouan Clos St-Denis

Goodfellow Re-Stocks!

New 2018 Rosé Arrivals

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

A Top Malbec Blend

From Michel Rolland

If you send Michel Rolland to Argentina with the mission of making the best possible wine he can, you’re going to get a Bordeaux influenced blend based on Malbec.  Unsurprisingly, that’s what Clos de los Siete is—a perfect example of Rolland’s legendary winemaking and blending ability.  Think of it as a hypothetical cross between a modern Malbec and a right-bank Bordeaux.
Read the rest

Midweek Vinopolis Addition 3-7-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

Prized West Coast Wines
(Colgin, Pride, Cayuse and More!)

The Cult Reds of Vérité – A California’s Crown Jewel

Staff Pick: An Easy Mid-Week White

The Best Price in the Country on a Benchmark Chianti Riserva

What Does the Savvy Piedmont Buyer Stock Up On?

Two Outstanding, Under the Radar, Willamette Pinot Deals

Library Grand Crus from Domaine Jacques Prieur

RoseRock “Zephrine” – First Offer

New Wine Spectator Review for a Prum Classic

A US Exclusive for a Riesling Cup Winning Sensation

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Prized West Coast Wines

Several times per year, we’re lucky enough to acquire assortments of prized, collectible reds that are rarely seen at retail.  Whether that means back vintage California Cabernet, offerings from Cayuse or “mailing-list-only” wines from cult Napa producers, this round of wines contains something to stir the heart of any lover of big red wines.
Read the rest

Mid-Week VinopolPick 03-05-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

The Best Values in Bierzo?

Cote Rotie: Premier Vin of the Northern Rhone

Lucien Le Moine’s More-Than-Bourgogne Rouge

Trending Wines of the Weekend

Staff Pick – The Magic of Massican

Lewelling’s Underpriced, Culty Cabernet

Five Times in Forty Years: Heidsieck’s Millenaires

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Casar’s Mencia

The Best Values in Bierzo

Bierzo is quickly becoming our go-to for value in medium-bodied Spanish wine.  The Palacios Petalos is a perpetual best seller and Raul Perez’s wines deliver enormous quality for the prices, as well—but we have a new entrant into the area, providing perhaps the best quality-to-price ratio of them all.

Casar de Burbia is guided by talented winemaker Isidro Fernandez, who aims to make wines that show true to the terroir of Bierzo while providing rich, plush textures and serious, age-worthy depths.  

Read the rest

Monday Newsletter 3-4-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

Hot New Bordeaux Offer
The “Sleeper of the Vintage”
A Solid Value for Old Vine Cab

New Arrival Special Feature
Domaine Garon

Staff Pick

What’s the Best Value in Burgundy?
Classic, Structured, Undervalued Burgundy
From Chandon de Briailles

Willi Schaefer
The Ne Plus Ultra of Mosel Wine

#Trend Alert

Dal Forno

The “Sleeper of the Vintage”

A Solid Value for Old Vine Cab

We’re always on the hunt for older Bordeaux that offers good value.  Generally, we’re looking for wines made in traditional styles from good, but not “epic” years.  The more famous the vintage, the less likely it is that we can pick up wines for way below their true (drinking) value.  Plus, there are barely “off-vintages” these days—a mid-tier vintage from the 00’s would have been top class in the 80’s due to the change in climate and vinicultural practices.

Read the rest