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Great Deal: Biondi Santi Tenuta Greppo Riserva 2006

Good ’til it’s gone… the very best of Brunello di Montalcino from Biondi Santi.

Biondi Santi Brunello 2006 RzBiondi Santi Tenuta Greppo Riserva, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2006 750ML ($699.95) Buy It Now For $369

The Next-Best Listed Price in the USA today (5/1) is $499!

Wine Spectator 97 points “A mix of sweet cherry, raspberry, floral, tobacco, tea and balsamic flavors mingle in this complex and layered red. The acidity and tannins are present and well-integrated as this remains elegant and harmonious on the lingering finish. There’s a racy aspect, with a tobacco and mineral aftertaste. Best from 2016 through 2035.”
Wine Advocate 95 points “The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva comes across as a bit reticent. It reveals lovely detail and nuance, but without the firmness of many other young vintages.… Read the rest

Terlato “Angel’s Peak” Napa Valley 2007

Anthony Terlato has been a formative character in the wine industry for over fifty years. From retail to distribution, marketing to importing, and vineyard ownership to wine production, his efforts have been recognized across Italy, France, and America. In turn, the Terlato name has been monogrammed into the fabric of wine history.

The “Peak Series” of wines in California are Mr. Terlato’s way of paying tribute to the Grand Cru wines of Bordeaux. “Angel’s Peak” is the first in the series, geared towards the wine stylings of Pomerol, where Merlot takes center stage.
terlato angels peak 07
We’re proud to offer this plush, structured cuvee from the 2007, currently at the lowest listed price in the USA.

Terlato Family Vineyards Angel’s Peak, Napa Valley 2007 750ML ($49.95) $18 special
Wine Spectator 88 points
“Loaded with toasty oak aromas, this features appealing layers of red currant, dill and mocha coffee flavors, which linger toward ripe tannins.… Read the rest

Antoine Arena

Antoine Arena
Kermit Lynch’s Corsican King

The story of Antoine Arena mirrors that of Corsica. Native to the island, he – as with many fellow Corsicans – left for the French mainland in the 60’s in search of a better future. The independence movement which rocked Corsica in the mid-70’s stirred up a great deal of contention between nationalists and the French government. Full of pride and worry for Corsica’s future, Arena left a good job and resumed his life on his home turf. With his wife and two young sons, he brought his family farm back to life with the goal of asserting the power and beauty of Corsica to continental France and the world at large.As a result, Arena makes arguably the greatest wines of Corsica.

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Lower Price – Meiomi Chardonnay 2013

Meiomi Chardonnay, California 2013 750ML ($21.95) Was $16.60, Now $14
Wine Spectator 90 points “Showcases rich tropical fruit, with dashes of mango, marmalade and honeyed citrus that coat the palate while remaining elegant and delicate. A noteworthy achievement. Drink now through 2017.” WS

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Producer Focus: Paolo Bea


Paolo Bea Pagliaro Secco, Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG 2008 750ML ($89.95) $79 special

Umbria, the heartland of Italy; the only region of Italy that is in fact surrounded by Italy. Its rolling hills and intermittent plains are something of an agricultural paradise. Montefalco is said to be the balcony of Umbria; an ancient hilltop fortess village. And the nearby Montefalco hills are the center of Umbrian wine tradition, with pre-Roman origins. For all of its prized olive oils and sometimes prized wines, the greatest “export” from Umbria may well be the particular theology of the Franciscan Order, founded in 13th Century Assisi, 20 miles to the north from Montefalco.

The Bea Family in Montefalco pre-dates the 16th Century. For all the impact that Paolo Bea has had on the world of wine, the estate is tiny and not specifically devoted to wine.… Read the rest