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!

2016 JJ Prum

Joh. Jos. Prum

2016 Mosel Rieslings

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joh. jos. prum wehlener sonnenuhr auslese mosel germany 2016The JJ Prum wines are reference points for Mosel Riesling.  No other producer in the middle Mosel is as respected or collectible.  These are some of the most profound and age-worthy white wines in the world and given the status Prum enjoys, are almost miraculous in their pricing.

The 2016 vintage is another marked success for the estate, producing Riesling of beautiful charm and deliciousness.  There’s no reason to think that these won’t be wines that improve for three decades, but they’re uncommonly tasty for young JJ Prum.  From top to bottom, these are brilliant wines and with the stern 2017’s in the pipeline, definitely the most immediately delicious vintage in many years.… Read the rest

Aldo Conterno Best Pricing!

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aldo conterno bottlesPoderi Aldo Conterno has been producing remarkable wines ever since it was created in 1969 by the man whose name is on the label.  Sick of fighting with his brother over the winemaking style to be used at the family’s estate, the venerable Giacomo Conterno, Aldo left and never looked back. Over the course of the next several decades he established the winery as one of the most important in Italy.

Based in the Bussia hamlet in Monforte, the estate’s wines have always been powerful yet polished, with dark rich fruit.  These wines are bold Barolos, with great density and power—though they still have nuance and complexity.  We have a small assortment of wines in from three heralded vintages, 2008, 2010, and 2013. … Read the rest

Altesino Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino 2010

Arriving July 13th, 2018

Altesino Montosoli Brunello 2010

The single-vineyard Brunello to treasure!

Altesino Montosoli BottleAltesino Montosoli, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2010 750ML ($149.95) $119 pre-arrival special
Case-6 Altesino Montosoli, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2010 750ML ($899.95) $679 pre-arrival special (that’s only $113.17/bottle!)
Wine Spectator 98 points “A stunning red, featuring peony, strawberry, cherry and mineral flavors, accented by notes of wild herbs. Intense and deep, with great purity and elegance, a firmly wrought structure and a long finish. The harmony between fruit, tannins and acidity should allow this to age beautifully. Best from 2019 through 2036.” WS

James Suckling 97 points “Beautiful aromas of dark fruits and minerals. Full-bodied, succulent and chewy. It’s tight and stony. Lots of black olives and wet earth under the fruit.… Read the rest

Chapoutier Pavillon Best Price

M. Chapoutier Pavillon

New to Our May Clearance Sale!

(Here’s the link to all the clearance wines!)

chapoutier pavillon 13M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon, Rhone 2013 750ML ($249.95) Was $219, Now $199, 36+ bottles in stock now
Wine Advocate 98+ points “The star of the show in 2013 is the 2013 Ermitage le Pavillon. Coming from the west and eastern edges of the Bessards lieu-dit and aged in 30% new French oak, its sensational black/blue color is followed by the awesome bouquet of cassis, smoked earth, graphite and caramelized meats that could come from no other terroir in the world. Full-bodied, massive, dense, sexy and with a liquid rock-like character that comes out with time in the glass, it has sweet tannin and a blockbuster finish that keeps you coming back to the glass.… Read the rest

2016 Marcus Molitor: The Biggest Offer Yet

Introducing the Epic 2016’s From Marcus Molitor

molitor vineyardBuy Now: 2016 Marcus Molitor Rieslings

There may be no more ambitious winemaker in the world than Marcus Molitor.  His determination and drive to make the best possible wines has made him a towering figure in the Mosel, with an impressive, modern winery and holdings in almost every important vineyard in the region.  This drive also means there are a lot of different bottlings—Molitor believes that every single sub-parcel and selective pick should be vinified to its utmost potential.

This is the essence of the brilliance of Marcus Molitor.  Most winemakers would pick once or twice (or three times) in a vineyard and vinify many lots together—it’s easier and the wines are good.  Molitor, though, asks what each parcel and pick would be like on its own—treated as if it were a wine of distinction rather than a blending component. … Read the rest