Category Archives: Rare and Classic

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

Perrier Jouet

Perrier Jouet “Grand Brut” – Under $27 by the case! 

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Perrier Jouet Grand Brut NV, Champagne 750ML ($49.95) $29.50 pre-arrival special
Case-6 Perrier Jouet Grand Brut NV, Champagne 750ML ($279.95) $169 pre-arrival special (that’s only $28.17/bottle!)
Case-12 Perrier Jouet Grand Brut NV, Champagne 750ML ($519.95) $319 pre-arrival special, (that’s only $26.58/bottle!)
Wine Spectator 90 points “Lively and mouthwatering, with flavors of black currant, graphite, candied lemon zest and smoky mineral, supported by a creamy mousse. A balanced crowd-pleaser. Drink now through 2018.”

This is the lowest listed price in the USA today!
The average listed price is $45!… Read the rest

Weekend VinpolPick 3-18-17

Angela Estate – Super Pricing/ Arriving Tuesday; Priorat New Arrivals; California Collector’s Corner; Let’s Get Vertical: Seven Vintages of Cayuse; Staff Picks; Trending Like #MarchMadness: Hot Wines from Around the World; Il Poggione Vigna Paganelli Riserva 2010: Arriving Next Friday; Arrowood and Freemark Abbey: 98+ Points from Parker – Cali Classics Arriving Friday; Jean-Marc Pillot’s Classic Chassagne; 2016 Winner of Best Riesling from Europe: Weingut Malat; 2013 Barolo Pre-Arrival Recap; California Collector’s Corner, Part 2

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Arriving Tuesday

Two Pinots at crazy-low pricing on a Ken Wright affiliated project in Yamhill-Carlton!

Angela Estate Abbott Claim Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District 2012 750ML ($59.95) $36 pre-arrival super special
Wine Enthusiast 94 points “Editors’ Choice. Here is a powerful young wine with concentrated plum and cherry fruit.… Read the rest

Searching For Perfection: The 100 point Chateau Pavie 2000

pavieThere’s a world of difference between 99 and 100 points. In terms of prestige, collectability and rarity, that extra point might as well be a hundred.  The 2000 Bordeaux vintage, when it was released, was hyped as the “millennium vintage” both because of the date and because of the quality relative to any vintage of the 90’s (and earlier). In 2000, no wine generated more hype than Chateau Pavie.  One of the standout wines of the right bank, it received a 100 point score from Robert Parker in a retrospective tasting and has cemented itself as one of the classic Bordeaux of recent memory.  We have a single magnum to offer–a rarity of the first order. We hope it might find a good home in your cellar.… Read the rest

Wine of the Day: Chateau Haut Brion 1989 11-1-16

Chateau Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan 1989 750ML ($1699.95) Buy Now: $1299 special

Chateau Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan 1989

Chateau Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan 1989

A wine of firsts. Haut Brion was Bordeaux’s original grand vin: the first Bordeaux to be grown, branded, and marketed as a single-estate, château wine; the first to receive written mention as such, in Samuel Pepys’ famous 1663 diary; and the first on the 1855 classification list. Even oenophile/diplomat Thomas Jefferson visited Haut Brion in 1787, to sample and purchase one of his favorite wines. Quality has always remained the passion at this 111-acre estate in Pessac. Arnaud de Pontac, Haut Brion’s 17th-century savior, and president of Bordeaux’s parliament, could afford low yields, new oak, and elimination of moldy grapes and inferior wines. The rest of the Médoc gradually followed suit, creating the classed growths we know today, with wine estates around the world eventually embracing the same pursuit of absolute quality.… Read the rest

Winery of the Day: Domaine de Montille 10-28-16

demontilleThe Côte de Beaune hardly hosts a better-known name than de Montille. It’s as if the family of archetypical Burgundian vignerons arose from the earth of Volnay centuries ago. The late Hubert de Montille helped make the domaine famous for its classic style of age-worthy Burgundy, and now his son and daughter make the wines. Low yields and partial whole-cluster fermentation remain the norm, but the modern de Montille reds have softer tannins, are more aromatic, and they don’t require as much cellar time as before. Few other wines from Beaune, Pommard, and Volnay speak of their terroir and of Burgundian culture like de Montille wines do. Luckily for everyone, the domaine recently acquired vines in the Cote de Nuits, hence the Nuits-Saint-George Premier Cru and, most notably, the Vosne Malconsorts: Cuvée Christiane has become a contender for one of Vosne’s foremost Premier Crus.… Read the rest