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Provence Rosé Sale Starts Now 6-15-24

Provençal Rosés
 

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The sheer joyfulness and summertime vibe captured in a glass of Provençal can easily charm us into forgetting the seriousness and history of the region. For nearly 3,000 years, Provence has been a winemaking region. These fragrant lands have been planted to vines since before the Roman Empire, heck since before even the Roman Republic was established.
 
Provence roses on tableSo, what has captivated the palates of 26 centuries of wine drinkers? Why do we still care year after year after year after year? What siren’s song draws wine makers and drinkers from around the globe just to make, of all things, rosé?
 
Could it be the affordability? Much like in Oregon, great bottles rarely top $100 and the vast majority still haven’t breached the $30 mark.
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Tan Fruit Sale – Jim Maresh – Oregon Chard – 6-13-24

Tan Fruit
 

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As the third-generation in his family to make wine, Jim Maresh knows a thing or two about crafting Grand Cru-level Willamette Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. From the winery’s prized position in the Dundee Hills, he releases what critics praise as “are some of the most impressive wines I’ve tried anywhere—not just in the US”, per Erin Brooks of the Wine Advocate.
 
Tan Fruit is Jim’s experimental Chardonnay side project first launched in late 2021. Now, you could assume that the wines are throwaway gags not meant to see the light of day, but leave it to Jim to make his side project a points-sweeping EVENT. Wine Advocate gushed over the first releases from 2019, granting the wines top marks for Oregon whites in the vintage.
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Eric et Joël Durand Sale 6-12-24

Eric et Joël Durand
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Vinopolis Close-Out Featurette: Clemens Busch
 

 
Eric et Joël Durand
 
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It’s hard to find Northern Rhône wines that combine soul and polish—it seems as if most of the new wines we taste are either hyper glossy or very rustic. To hit that sweet spot, crafting wines that speak very loudly of place but are elegant, drinkable and age-worthy—that’s special indeed. The brothers Eric and Joël of Domaine Durand do just that with their excellent offerings from Cornas.
 
Durand brothersDelivering ripe fruit, savory minerality and lifted aromatics, the meticulous work by these brothers is evident from first pour. The estate owns select parcels throughout Cornas. The plots are steeply terraced and worked exclusively by hand.
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Domaine Tempier – Icon of Bandol Sale – 6-10-24

Domaine Tempier:

Icon of Bandol
 
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“Of all of the domaines we represent, no other serves more as our cornerstone, stands more in the defense of terroir, and is more intricately interwoven with our own history, than that of the iconic Peyraud family of Domaine Tempier…. If any wine can be said to have soul, it’s Tempier.” – Kermit Lynch (Importer)
 
Tempier Bandol sign from Kermit LynchDomaine Tempier is Bandol. It is the most famous producer in the region, best known for its mineral-driven and cellar-friendly rosé. The reds, though, are criminally underrated and underappreciated, especially to lovers of bold, full-throttle wines. They represent the pinnacle of Mourvèdre-based blends that could convince even the most die-hard Rhone lovers to expand their horizons, if only one could manage to convince them to try.
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Too hot or 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. There’s no charge for holding until the next available shipping window, but we do ask that you reach out to schedule a shipping date at your earliest convenience.

We’re open daily for in-store shopping: 10 am – 6 pm.
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Vinopolis Newsletter 6-14-24 PM

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New Arrivals
Turley, Alain Graillot, K Vintners, Espectacle, Peyrassol, and much more!

Arriving Late June
Classic Barolos from Domenico Clerico
New Arrivals
 
 
CALIFORNIA
 
Turley Wine Cellars.
 
Turley Wine Cellars White Zinfandel, Napa Valley, USA 2023 750ml $24 special, 12 bottles available
Winery Note “We select a few of our Zinfandel vines to pick early (at 19 brix) to make this vivid, dry rosé. Pale rose petals and fraise du bois with a touch of petrichor on the nose. The palate is high in acid, low in alcohol, well-structured and thoroughly refreshing. Fermented in stainless steel, then aged only in used French barriques. Though akin to Provençal rosés in the way it’s made, this wine is distinctly Californian. White Zinfandel has a good heart but a bad reputation; hopefully we can help change that.”
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Vinopolis Newsletter 6-12-24 PM

 In This Newsletter:

Pre-Arrival
Paolo Scavino

New Reviews
Great scores for local fave Hundred Suns Winery
Arriving Late June
 
 
Paolo Scavino.


“Enrico Scavino, along with his daughters Enrica and Elisa, hit it out of the park in both 2019 and 2020. These are some of the most impressive wines I tasted on my fall trip to Piedmont.” -Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media.
 
These are the only bottle listings for these wines on the West Coast Today!
 
 Hot Deal  Paolo Scavino Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy 2020 750ml $41.90 special, 18 bottles available
Vinous 91 Points “The 2020 Barolo is seriously beautiful. Pliant and creamy, with terrific depth, the 2020 impresses with its bold, open-knit personality. A burst of dark red cherry/plum fruit, rose petal, mint and spice lend notable character to this decidedly exuberant Barolo from the Scavino family.”
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