Category Archives: Rare and Classic Archive

Browse our articles on our curated selection of rare and classic wines from such regions as Burgundy, Barolo, Rioja, Napa Valley and beyond!

Domaine Fourrier & Jean-Marie Fourrier

October 26th, 2018

Domaine Fourrier:

Grand Cru and Beyond

In Stock Now & Arriving Early November

Domaine Fourrier makes some of the most captivating wines in Burgundy. To Burgophiles, this isn’t much of a claim—the wines that Jean-Marie has produced since taking over from his father have become hot tickets in the Burgundy world. If you aren’t familiar, though, these are wines to put on your radar. Fourrier’s style is heavily influenced by his time working under Henri Jayer and the wines show this.

When young they’re among the most impressive in Burgundy, combining succulent fruit with minerality and a complexity that’s nearly unmatched in newly released wines. They improve with age, as well, though we’ve always had a hard time keeping our hands off of the lower-tier wines in the first five years after the vintage.… Read the rest

Domaine de Courcel

October 26th, 2018

Domaine de Courcel

Arriving Mid-November

Of the short list of producers who star in Pommard, Domaine de Courcel needs to be near the top of the list. Without a tremendous amount of fanfare, the Domaine has been turning out some of the most powerful, densely aromatic wines from a village known for long lived brooding Pinot Noir. The Courcel family has been learning how to navigate the animal intensity of Pommard fruit for 400 years. For the past two decades, the quality has steadily increased as the delicate balance between elegance and power is fine tuned.

A region between hills, most of Pommard’s vineyards are on relatively flat, protected sites. Wind and lashing rains may buffet the nearby hillside vineyards, but Pommard stays sheltered from the worst of the effects of the weather.… Read the rest

Domaine de la Romanee-Conti

October 24, 2018

Domaine de la Romanee-Conti

In Stock (for) Now

View the complete list below, or click here to shop. Act quickly, it’s first come, first served.

“classic Corton”
Six bottles of Domaine de la Romanee-ContiDomaine de la Romanee-Conti Corton Grand Cru, Cote de Beaune 2010 750ML Buy Now: $1,599, only 1 bottle available
Burghound 93 points “A very ripe yet fresh nose of dark berry fruit, violets and plum enjoy added breadth from the presence of spice, earth and distinct sauvage nuances. This sauvage aspect also characterizes the remarkably rich and full-bodied flavors that possess a velvety texture from the copious amounts of dry extract. The supporting structure possesses a high degree of phenolic maturity and outstanding length on the ever-so-slightly warm finish. This is relatively fine, at least within the context of the typical robust and chewy style of a classic Corton.”

“an absolutely stunning wine”
Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Echezeaux Grand Cru 2009 750ML Buy Now: $1,899, only 1 bottle available
Burghound 94 points “A ripe, elegant and densely fruited nose exudes notes of violets, sandalwood, anise and dried black berries that precede supple, rich and attractively voluminous flavors that retain a fine sense of underlying detail on the wonderfully intense, persistent and quite firm finish.… Read the rest

Domaine Armand Rousseau

October 20th, 2018

Domaine Armand Rousseau

The King of Gevrey-Chambertin

Extensive Stocks of Library Rousseau

The wines of Rousseau have no peer in Gevrey-Chambertin. No other grower has produced wines with their level of profundity and a similar track record over the decades. From top to bottom, they are the class of the village. We are always on the hunt for their wines—as you’d expect they’re maddeningly scarce and correspondingly expensive, but we recently hit the jackpot and now have 25 different bottlings arriving next week.

View the complete list below, or click here to shop. Act quickly, though—most of these wines are limited to a bottle or two each. If there’s something that looks enticing, well, it’s first come, first served.… Read the rest

Aldo Conterno: The Greatest Deal in Piedmont Wines

October 2018

Aldo Conterno

Today: The Greatest Deal in Piedmont Wines

In Stock Now!

Aldo Conterno is a top modern Barolo producer. His split from his family’s winery in the late ’60s is a defining moment in Piedmont history.  These are full-throttle expressions of Barolo, with deep luscious fruit and all the power you could hope for from the famed Bussia Cru.  2008 was an outstanding Barolo vintage, described by some as “Burgundian.” We’re excited to stock up on the vintage to offer the best prices to you. Click here to shop the full lineup or see the list below:

Newly Arrived 2008 Conternos:

aldo conterno bottlesA killer AOC Barolo, good now or cellar for another 15 years!
Aldo Conterno Barolo DOCG, Piedmont 2008 750ML ($119.95) $79 special
Case-12 Aldo Conterno Barolo DOCG, Piedmont 2008 750ML ($1,199.95) $819 special (that’s only $68.25/bottle!)
Wine Spectator 94 points
“Beautiful raspberry, cherry and black currant flavors are backed by firm, dusty tannins in this harmonious, fresh red.… Read the rest