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Vinopolis Newsletter – Wednesday 09/20/2023

 In This Newsletter:

New Arrivals
Domaine Alphonse Mellot, Guy Larmandier, and more!
Staff Pick
The most underrated Italian wine veriatal?
Better Know A Wine Region
The Queen of Beaujolais
Close-out Sale

Save on top wines from Italy, France, and Germany!
Collector’s Corner
Pacific Northwest Best
 
Arriving Friday
 
“Domaine Alphonse Mellot, Loire Valley”
One of the oldest producers in Sancerre known for their famed “La Moussière” vineyard. Local records mention the Mellot family in connection with this land dating back to 1513 and it has been passed from father to son ever since… 19 generations of excellence and counting.
 
Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Blanc La Moussiere 2022 750ml $36 special, 12 bottles available
Winemaker’s Note “La Moussière is the estate’s flagship cuvee, its richness, energy and precision defining the Alphonse Mellot style.
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Vinopolis Newsletter — Monday 9/18/23

 
 In This Newsletter:

New Arrivals
Bow & Arrow, Mellen Meyer, Domaine Anita, Nikolaihof, and more!
Recently Reviewed
Great scores for Beaux Freres 2021 Vintage
Staff Pick
A Sancerre for Chablis lovers?
Better Know A Wine Region
Oregon’s Yamhill-Carlton AVA
Close-out Sale
Save on Vietti, Sprietzer, and Caiarossa!
Collector’s Corner
The Champions of Champagne
New Arrivals
Oregon
 
Bow & Arrow Cabernet Franc 2021 750ml $29 special, 36 bottles available
Vinopolnote “If you don’t know Scott Frank’s wines yet, you are missing out on some the best varietal focused wines at value prices in the market. Specializing in the styles and varietals of the Loire Valley, this cab franc clocks in at 12.5% alcohol and captures the magic of Chinon with Willamette fruit.”
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Special Feature: Baroli of the Western Crus

 

The Village of La Morra

We’re continuing our feature of Barolo communes this weekend with a focus on the more Western crus of the broader appellation!

Barolo fans are in paradise at the moment. All signs point to the outstanding excellence of the vintage trio of 2019, 2020, and 2021. The wines aren’t just good, they’re absolutely incredible and on par with some of the greatest vintages of the last 50 years. This is one example of how climate change is benefitting certain regions around the globe, and hey, although we’re not long-term fans of global warming, we are fans of world class nebbiolo in our glasses.

The 2019 vintage is beginning to hit store shelves and Vinopolis is here to supply your cellar with these ageworthy selections.

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Special Feature: Baroli of Serralunga d’Alba & Monforte d’Alba

 

The Village of Serralunga d’Alba

Barolo fans are in paradise at the moment. All signs point to the outstanding excellence of the vintage trio of 2019, 2020, and 2021. The wines aren’t just good, they’re absolutely incredible and on par with some of the greatest vintages of the last 50 years. This is one example of how climate change is benefitting certain regions around the globe, and hey, although we’re not long-term fans of global warming, we are fans of world class nebbiolo in our glasses.

The 2019 vintage is beginning to hit store shelves and Vinopolis is here to supply your cellar with these ageworthy selections. Simultaneously, we thought it would be more than prudent to take a moment to celebrate all that is Barolo through a special feature on the major communes that make up the broader appellation.

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Special Feature: Künstler Wines

Two Regions, Two Künstlers
 

    

“What’s in a name?” Shakespeare asks in his most famous work of Romeo & Juliet. The idea being that it isn’t so much the way we identify something that distinguishes it, but rather its quality. The same can be said for wine! Although…..certain names and consistent excellence do have a remarkable way of repeating themselves throughout the classic regions of wine. Whether it’s the Reverdys of Sancerre, the Prüms of the Mosel, or the Conternos of Barolo, it’s not uncommon to find a pattern of brilliance across the disparate families that make up a region, coincidental examples included.

The Künstler name is one such coincidental example; as we at Vinopolis have long adored both the wines of Weiser-Künstler and Weingut Künstler for their beautiful expressions of riesling from two different regions.

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April Rosé Sale



Stock Up for the Sunny weather NOW!!

We’re having a huge month long sale ending April 30th at 6pm. 

5% off 6-11 bottles of Rosé
10% off 12 or more bottles of Rosé

Each 1.5L (Magnum) bottle will be counted as 2 bottles when applied to the discount.
Each 3.0L bottle of rose will be the equivalent of 4 bottles.
6.0L bottles will be counted as 8 bottles.
Champagnes are not included in this sale.
Discount will not display online, we will adjust your invoice before charging your card.
Discount does not apply to pre-arrival wines or to case discounts. 
This is first come / first served and limited to stock on hand.
 
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Store Hours & Shipping Info

Our web store is always open: Shop Now
Too cold to ship? Buy now, ship later. We offer free on-site temperature-controlled storage for orders held for the next shipping window in the fall or spring. Please note we have limited shipping abilities on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

We’re open daily for in-store shopping: 10 am – 6 pm
We are closing at 4pm on New Year’s Eve (Saturday December 31st).
We will be closed Sunday, January 1st. We will reopen for our regular hours on Monday, January 2nd 10 am – 6 pm.

Can’t wait? Browse & shop our webstore here

Masks are no longer mandatory, but they are appreciated, thank you!

Shop online, by phone (503-223-6002), or by email.
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Vinopolis Newsletter – Friday 09/15/2023

 
In This Newsletter:

New Arrivals
Patricia Green, JC Somers, Andre Clouet, Pascal Doquet, and more!
Staff Pick
Late Summer Alpine Elixir
Better Know A Wine Region
Oregon’s Dundee Hills
Close-out Sale
Save on big names like Vietti, Vieux Telegraphe, and Vocoret Chablis
Three Day Sale
Riesling: How sweet it is… or isn’t?
Collector’s Corner
The 100 Point Club: A Perfect Day for a Perfect Wine
Oregon
 
Overall – despite the June ‘heat dome’ – the 2021 growing season in Oregon’s Willamette Valley was warm, and not hot, which may just be the template for a new classic vintage from the region. Slightly lower yields produced concentrated Pinot Noirs with fine tannins and Chardonnays of great freshness sure to become ageworthy collectables […] A five-star vintage for the Willamette Valley.
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Three Day Sale– Ends 9/16

“Riesling: How Sweet It Is… Or Isn’t?”
 
Auslese… Beerenauslese… Trockenbeerenauslese. If your first impulse upon hearing these words is to offer a “Gesundheit,” then you may be missing out on some of the finest and yet overlooked wines ever made.
 
Generally speaking Auslese, Beerenauslese, and Trockenauslese which are legally required to be picked at high sugar concentrations, are sweet wines AND YET these classifications only guarantee the sugar content at picking.
 
Some producers, such as Vinopolis favorite Markus Molitor, use different colored wine capsules to denote the dryness levels in the finished product. So even if it’s an Auslese, a White Kapsule (WK) is going to be a dry riesling with no perceptible sweetness. Green Kapsules are reserved for slightly off-dry wines and his Gold Kapsules (GK) are for truly off-dry wines with additional residual sugar and the powerful fruit flavors that accompany.
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