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!

Belle Pente Estate Reserve – 95 Points!

September 2018

Belle Pente Estate Reserve 2014

Best Ever? You decide!

The wines from Belle Pente are a mainstay here at Vinopolis and we’re thrilled to see Brian get some well deserved recognition for his Estate Reserve.

belle pente estate reserve 2014Belle Pente Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District 2014 750ML ($59.95) $49 special
Belle Pente Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District 2014 1.5L ($149.95) $119 special
Josh Raynolds 95 points  “Limpid ruby-red. Powerful blue fruit liqueur, violet pastille, incense and smoky mineral aromas, along with hints of cola and exotic spices. Appealingly sweet and expansive on the palate, offering densely packed black raspberry, boysenberry, mocha and floral pastille flavors and a strong spicecake note. Supple, well-knit tannins give shape to the intensely fruit-driven finish, which lingers with outstanding persistence and building sweetness.”… Read the rest

2016 Marcus Molitor: The Biggest Offer Yet

Introducing the Epic 2016’s From Marcus Molitor

Arriving this month!

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. … Read the rest

A Perfect Hermitage – The 2015 Jaboulet La Chapelle

The Legendary 2015 Hermitage La Chapelle

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage “La Chapelle”, Rhone 2015 750ML ($319.95) Buy Now: $236

hermitage hillThe 2015 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle has already reached legendary status. Between the wine’s consistently excellent track record and the quality of the 2015 vintage, we knew that this was going to be a wine to pay attention to. Jeb Dunnuck rated the wine a perfect 100 points and it was the highest rated Northern Rhone in Vinous (98 points). All of this is to say that we expect this to remain a coveted wine for decades to come (and for good reason).

The hill of Hermitage is both one of the most famous wine landmarks in the world and also so much more interesting than common lore purports it to be.… Read the rest

Altesino Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino 2010

September 2nd, 2018

In Stock Now!

Altesino Montosoli Brunello 2010

The single-vineyard Brunello to treasure!

Altesino Montosoli BottleAltesino Montosoli, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2010 750ML ($149.95) $119 special
Case-6 Altesino Montosoli, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2010 750ML ($899.95) $679 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

Produttori ’13 Cru Special Feature

August 30th, 2018

A Second Tranche of
2013 Produttori Barbaresco Cru Riservas

Featuring Additional Stocks of Asili and Rabaja

IN STOCK NOW!

We’re pleased to announce additional stock on all of the 2013 Produttori crus, including the previously sold out Asili and Rabaja.

“Two thousand thirteen …is shaping up to be an epic vintage of classic proportions and superb pedigree… No one knows every nook and cranny of Barbaresco better than Aldo Vacca, but Vacca has also proven to be incredibly wise in making choices that have positioned the Produttori for much continued success in the future.”–Antonio Galloni

Click to shop the 2013 Produttori Crus on our web store!

Newly Arrived Featured Wines:

produttori asili case

Only 8 bottles available!
Produttori del Barbaresco Asili, Barbaresco Riserva DOCG 2013 750ML ($99.95) $89 special
Antonio Galloni-Vinous 97 points “Absolutely stunning in every way…”
Monica Larner-Wine Advocate 96 points “Here is a wine with a long and promising future ahead… This vintage delivers encouraging results on all fronts…”
Wine Enthusiast 96 points “Cellar Selection.

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