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Wines like these at the best prices in the USA:

Domaine de Ferrand Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone 2013 750ML ($59.95) Was $49, Now $39 special
Josh Raynolds–Vinous 92-94 points “…rich yet lithe wine, with outstanding finishing focus and length and supple, even, late-arriving tannins.”

Domaine Bernard Moreau et Fils Les Vergers, Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru 2013 750ML ($119.95) Was $119, Now $89 special
Wine Advocate 91-93 points “…The palate is lively and citric on the entry with orange zest and Clementine notes, the acidity taut and lending linearity toward the long, shaved ginger-tinged finish. This should be a delight once in bottle.”NM

Castello di Ama ‘San Lorenzo’, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2011 750ML ($57.95) Was $41.90, Now $36 special
James Suckling 96 points “This has a dusty character on the nose with soil, dried fruit and blueberry.… Read the rest

Wine of the Day: Saint Cosme Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012 10-4-16

Chateau de Saint Cosme Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012 750ML ($49.95) Buy Now: $39 special, 36+ bottles available

Case-6 Chateau de Saint Cosme Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012 750ML ($239.95) Buy Now: $219 special

cosmecdp12Louis Barruol has 14 generations of winemaking on his side at Saint Cosme. His family represents Rhone winemaking better, and more exhaustively, than most. Gigondas may be home for Saint Cosme, but when it comes to making Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Barruol changes his cap. The wine – 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 18% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault, 2% Clairette – ages for 24 months in used oak barrels, for example, and is bottled without filtration. For a year like 2012, this results in a wine of finesse and freshness: classic, you might say. Delicious, you could also say: ask the critics.… Read the rest

Winery of the Week: Huet Moelleux 2015 9-30-16

huetmoelleuxDomaine Huet, founded in 1928, makes one of the longest-lived, most balanced and expressive Chenin Blanc wines in all of France. Generations of commitment, biodynamic farming, and a traditional winemaking style result in a monument to Vouvray. The Huet Moelleux has become a classic. Its botrytis sweetness seductively displays the Chenin Blanc’s sublime ageability. Huet grows grapes in three different parcels. Le Haut-Lieu vineyard produces the most straight-forward wines. Le Mont’s low-yielding vines make supple wines. And Le Clos de Bourg, whose shallow, clay-limestone soil drains especially well, provides wines of great structure and ageing potential. Wines that sell themselves, but the Moelleux arrived today, we’ve still got some Demi-Sec, and after selling out we’re re-stocked on Sec. What cellar should go without some of Huet’s golden nectar?… Read the rest

Vinopolis September Sale – Prices Expire Midnight 9/30!

September Sales!
Prices Expire 9/30

vega-sicilia-unico-gran-reserva-ribera-del-duero-spain-10463795-3Vega Sicilia Unico Gran Reserva, Ribera del Duero, Spain 2007 750ML ($379.95) [Was $269] Buy Now at Sale Price: $249; 16 bottles available
Wine Advocate 95 points “They have kept 2005 and 2006 for now, and they are releasing the 2007 Único from a lighter vintage that is accessible already; they will even sell 2008 before 2005 and 2006. 2007 was a cold vintage in Ribera and it produced lighter, fresher wines (perhaps not as problematic as 2008, but there was also frost in 2007). The wine might be a tad lighter than other vintages, but it’s more structured than 2008; it combines elegance and power, is nicely balanced and should be able to develop in bottle for many years, although the quick evolution of the bottle once opened made me hesitate about its drinking window.… Read the rest

Wine of the Day: Twill Cellars Chardonnay, Willamette Valley 2014 9-28-16

Twill Cellars Chardonnay, Northern Willamette Valley 2014 750ML ($27.95) Buy Now: $24 special

twillchardOregon Chardonnay that reflects its origins: humble, straight forward, and charming like a farmhouse in the valley where it was grown. Twill Cellars works hard at not over-working their wines. Fermentation unravels at its own pace, when and how nature says, like the leaves do in autumn. Neutral oak and no subsequent racking let the Chardonnay speak for itself, and for its home. Thanks to wines like this, I’m beginning to prefer Oregon Chardonnay to Pinot. – Daniel

Winery Note: Intense aromas of meyer lemon and white peach are complemented with notes of flint, toasted coconut and lime leaves. On the palate, concentrated and mouthwatering notes of lemon curd, fleur de sel and graham are followed with a very long, concentrated and vibrant finish.… Read the rest