Mid-Week VinopolPick 10-19-16

Jump Start October Sale; Remelluri; Von Winning: Pfalz Top Estate; Araujo’s Final Release under Bart and Daphne Araujo; New October Sales (Felsina & Massolino); Felsina: New Vintage of Vinopolis’ 2015 WotY; Nicolas Joly & Savennieres Perfection; Francois Cotat and the Magic of Sancerre; Late Breaking News: New Best-Prices Offers from Tenuta di Arceno
October Sales Recap

Jump Start October Sale
Round Pond Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford 2013 750ML ($59.95) Was $49, Now $44, 36+ bottles available
Robert Parker 92 points “The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford, a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec, is a beauty. It’s also realistically priced by Napa standards. The wine reveals toasty oak, blackberry and cassis fruit, beautiful texture, purity and length. This is a big-time winner and should drink well for 12-15 years.”
Antonio Galloni 92 points “Round Pond’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is fabulous. Aromatic, pliant and expressive, the 2013 is incredibly nuanced for such a young wine. Sweet red plum, wild flowers, mint and cinnamon meld together in a medium-bodied, gracious Cabernet that will drink well with minimal cellaring.”

This is the lowest listed price in the USA today!
The average price is $55

Don’t miss our three new October sale wines – see the new wines below!


The Remelluri estate dates to the 14th century when Hieronymite monks built a farm and sanctuary.  When they left the site in the 15th century, local hermits maintained the shrine and a communal organization Real Divisa managed the farm.  Ancient wine presses carved into the stone around the hills remain as one of the oldest winemaking artifacts in the Rioja.  The estate was sold in 1845 during political unrest in Spain.  It was resold in 1967 when Jaime Rodriguez Salis purchased the estate’s vineyards.  His son, Telmo Rodriguez, now one of the most heralded winemakers in Spain, was the winemaker during the 1990s.  He left on good terms to work on other projects but has recently returned to take over the estate.  The vineyards are on the south-facing slopes of the Sierra de Toloño Mountains overlooking the valleys of Valderemelluri, La Granja and Villaescusaat.  These are some of the highest elevations in the region.  The valleys help protect the vineyards from frost and wind.  The soil is mostly limestone with clay and calcareous deposits dating back to the Quaternary Period.

All of the grapes are hand harvested and hand sorted during and after harvest.  The wines are fermented with naturally occurring yeasts.  Each plot of land with a unique microclimate is vinified separately. Reds are a blend of primarily Tempranillo with Garnacha Graciano, Moscatel, Viura and Malvasia and are aged for 17 months in barrels. The Lindes de Remelluri (“Borders of Remelluri”) is made from grapes traditionally sold to the estate and sourced from village vineyards in Labastida and San Vicente de La Sonsierra surrounding the estate.  It is a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano and Viura that was aged in French oak for one year.

Remelluri Wines Here Now:

Bodegas Remelluri ‘Lindes de Remelluri Vinedos de San Vicente’, Rioja DOCa 2010 750ML ($34.95) $29 special, 17 bottles available
Stephen Tanzer 92 points “Glass-staining ruby.  Heady aromas of boysenberry, cassis, fennel and pipe tobacco, with a sexy vanilla undertone.  Lush, velvety and sweet in the mouth, with sexy flavors of black and blue fruit preserves, licorice and floral pastilles.  A fleshy, powerful but shockingly energetic Rioja, with supple tannins framing a long, sweet finish.” ST

On Sale Now from Remelluri:

Remelluri Granja Nuestra Senora de Remelluri Reserva, Rioja DOCa 2010 750ML ($39.95) Was $33, Now $28.80, 36+ bottles available
James Suckling 95 points “A wine with beautiful finesse and depth. Dark fruits, dark chocolate, hazelnut and floral character. Polished and refined. Full body. Long and beautiful. Tasty finish. The first recent vintage 100% made by Telmo Rodriguez. Drink or hold.”
Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine 96 points– Podium Award – Exceptional Wine “(tempranillo, garnacha, graciano). Colour: cherry, garnet rim.  Nose: ripe fruit, spicy, creamy oak, complex, expressive.  Palate: flavourful, toasty, round tannins, balanced, elegant.”
Wine Advocate 93 points “The wine that represents the house style and also the biggest volume here with around 350,000 bottles produced is the 2010 Reserva which was cropped from an almost perfect growing season. A blend of the reds Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano and the whites Viura and Malvasía Riojana, it fermented with indigenous yeasts in a combination of stainless steel and oak vats then matured in French oak barrels for 17 months. The nose has earthy aromas and notes of ripe orange peel giving old-style character to the wine marked by very well-integrated oak and an obvious Rioja character. There are cherries, plums and spices with licorice and ink aromas. The day after, it has more strawberries with very good freshness, so the evolution in bottle should be good. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins and good acidity that ends with sweet fruit flavors and something earthy, very pleasant and easy to drink. It grows on you.”

This was the lowest listed price in the USA today,
Now it’s even lower!
The average price is $38

For a complete list of October sale wines, browse the spread sheet at the bottom of this newsletter!

Von Winning – Pfalz

Since Von Winning Winery was founded in 1849, they have produced unique wines reflecting the best vineyards in Ruppertsberg, Deidesheim, and Forst. Leopold von Winning, son-in-law of Dr. Andreas Deinhard, dedicated his life to creating top quality wines with respect to the outstanding vineyards in the area. He meticulously raised the quality of the wines to a new level as a founding member of the VDP, an association of Germany’s premium wineries. His decision to work as close to nature as possible remains the ultimate goal of today’s young and ambitious team led by winemaker Stephan Attmann.

Attmann describes his winemaking as “not doing the wrong thing at the wrong time.” The estate’s premium wines are treated with a minimalist approach and with the highest respect in the cellar. Gentle clarification, a natural and spontaneous fermentation and the abandonment of fining agents create wines with a distinctive indigenous and very elegant style. Pumping the juice or wine is never necessary in the gravity flow winery, allowing for minimal, and gentle vinification.

We offer 13 wines in stock from Von Winning (and 6 more 2015 releases on their way!). Below we’ve highlighted six options. For the full list, or to browse our unrivaled selection of 306 German wines, visit our web store at www.vinopoliswineshop.com

A Selection of Von Winning Wines Available Here Now

Von Winning Deidesheimer Paradiesgarten Riesling Trocken, Pfalz 2013 750ML ($34.95) $27 special, 26 bottles available
“Tasty, barley and cask-y notes behind a grainy delineated Riesling; less creamy than the ’12 and showing some of ’13’s more pointed edge, but it delivers length, clarity and some ineffable Pfalz-ness, and they tell me it will be smoother by the time its bottled.”

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Von Winning Deidesheimer Langenmorgen Riesling Grosses Gewachs, Pfalz 2012 750ML ($69.95) $59 special, 9 bottles available
Terry Theise: “It’s the manly side of Pfalz Riesling, and we debate whether this is a Grand or just a Premier Cru; yet the wine is articulate, herbal and peppery, cedary and woodsy, long, studious and spicy, with an almost urgestein minerality, suave even while it’s rural, and gentle even as it prods with its leafy message.”

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Von Winning Forster Ungeheuer Riesling Grosses Gewachs Trocken 2013 750ML ($79.95) $59 special, 7 bottles available
Wine Advocate 94 points “At this early stage, the citrus colored 2013 Forster Ungeheuer Riesling trocken GG (with lime green reflections) seems to be von Winning’s most impressive Riesling of the vintage. Intense, ripe and piquant fruit aromas of limes and grapefruit on the nose lead to a very juicy and salty palate where an almost perfect amalgam of minerals and fruit juice gives a very elegantly structured, medium to full-bodied wine. Then comes a delicious finish followed by a persistent and piquant length. This is a great, bright and energetic wine, whereas the Pechstein and Kirchenstück are still very closed at the moment.” WA

A Selection of Von Winning Wines Arriving This Fall

Von Winning Deidesheimer Paradiesgarten Riesling Trocken, Pfalz 2015 750ML ($34.95) $24 pre-arrival special
Wine Advocate 90 points “The 2015 Deidesheimer Paradiesgarten Riesling Trocken offers a coolish, clear and very precise bouquet; there are stony and leafy flavors intertwined with white stone fruit and ripe lemon aromas. Dry, medium-bodied, very elegant and nicely piquant on the palate, this is a tightly woven, very well focused and perfectly balance Riesling. It is aromatics and juicy with stone fruit, passion fruit and mango flavors in the persistent, stimulatingly salty finish. It’s a pleasure to drink this wine today, but it will certainly benefit from further bottle aging.”

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Von Winning Pechstein Riesling Grosses Gewachs, Pfalz 2015 750ML ($119.95) $79 pre-arrival special
Wine Advocate 93-94 points “The 2015 Forster Pechstein Riesling trocken GG opens clear, concentrated and lemon-fresh on the slightly oaky nose; it comes along very attractive, precise and flinty, though young and less developed than the Deidesheim crus. Creamy, with a noble texture and fine tannins, this is a full-bodied, piquant and firmly structured Riesling. The wine has power, grip and tension. A full-bodied and complex Riesling, with a very good grip and aging potential, but is still influenced by oak tannins and flavors.”

This is the lowest listed price in the USA today!
The average price is $87

Von Winning Ruppertsberger Reiterpfad Riesling, Pfalz 2015 750ML ($39.95) $29 pre-arrival special
Wine Advocate 92 points “The von Wining 2015 Ruppertsberger Reiterpfad Riesling Trocken (classified VDP Erste Lage, so premier cru) offers a dense, pure, aromatic and mineral nose of ripe white fruits, lemons, crushed chalk and some nice vegetal or floral aromas. This is medium-bodied (in terms of alcohol), but tightly woven, very mineral, with a ripe and well-concentrated fruit on the palate. It is a very refreshing, complex and expressive Riesling that is still restrained, but full of potential. The finish is tight and very salty.”

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Five Star Winery

Bart and Daphne Araujo’s
Final Release

Araujo Estate Altagracia Red, Napa Valley 2013 750ML ($149.95) $125 special, 15 bottles available
James Suckling 95 points “Glorious aromas, like walking into a flower shop, from roses to lilacs. Lots of dark fruit too. Then goes to slate and dark mushroom. Full body, super refined tannins and refresh and ultra-clean finish. A thoroughly balanced and refined wine. 80% cabernet sauvignon, 10% cabernet franc, 6% petit verdot, and 4% malbec. So delicious to drink now.”
Robert Parker 93 points “As for the 2013 Proprietary Red Altagracia, the blend is slightly different, at 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec. One of the finest Altagracias I’ve tasted to date, the color is saturated ruby/purple, much darker than the 2012 and the wine slightly less fragrant and more coiled tight. Yet, it is also more concentrated and promising. The wine is a heck of a second wine, but does require some patience. For now, deep, rich blackcurrant and blackberry fruit with floral notes (white flowers?), medium to full body and sweet tannin are all present in this relatively larger-scaled Altagracia than we’ve seen in the past (14.8% alcohol). The finish is long, still youthful and certainly approachable, but this wine will be better with 2-4 years bottle age and should keep for at least two decades.”

New October Sales

Felsina Berardenga Rancia, Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2012 750ML ($49.95) Was $39, Now $36
Antonio Galloni 94+ points “A ripe, powerful wine, the 2012 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia offers a level of finesse that balances some of the more overt intensity of the year. Dark cherry, plum, spice, tobacco, menthol and licorice add shades of nuance as this beautifully delineated Rancia opens up in the glass. Because of its mid-weight structure, I expect the 2012 will give up its charms relatively early by Rancia standards, which means around age 15-20. The 2012 is not an obvious or explosive Rancia, rather is a wine built on compelling overall harmony.”

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

Felsina Berardenga Maestro Raro Toscana IGT 2012 750ML ($59.95) Was $49, Now $44
Antonio Galloni 94+ points “Fèlsina’s 2012 Maestro Raro (Cabernet Sauvignon) is a real head-turner, although it is also an infant and in need of considerable cellaring. A bold, dark wine, the 2012 is vivid in the glass, with remarkable detail for such a big wine and exceptional overall balance. The 2012 is sweeping and dramatic in style, with plenty of that year’s exotic fruit and opulence, along with plenty of sweet tobacco, rosemary, sage and cedar notes that add nuance. The 2012 needs time to fully meld together, but it is fabulous, even today.”

This is the lowest listed price in the USA today!
The average price is $52

Massolino Vigna Rionda Riserva, Barolo DOCG 2009 750ML ($149.95) Was $108, Now $99
Luca Gardini 98 points, Wine Advocate 94 points “The 2009 Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva burst from the glass with enormous confidence and personality. Nothing is understated here or otherwise hidden from view. This Riserva immediately puts its best assets forward with dark fruit nuances that are woven tight with veins of exotic spice and crushed mineral. The wine also reveals lovely aged characteristics of licorice, dried tobacco and balsam herb. The 2009 vintage is slightly broader and flatter compared to 2007 and 2006.”
James Suckling 94 points “There’s cedar and sandalwood undertone to this Barolo with ripe fruit and milk chocolate as well. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a long, flavorful finish. A late release from a fine producer of Barolo showing energy and tension. Drink now.”

This was the lowest listed price in the USA today,
Now it’s even lower!
The next best price is $114.97
The average price is $118

We’ve cut prices on 48 wines for the month of October.
See our full list of sale wines at the bottom of the newsletter!

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Arriving Next Week

From Felsina

Fattoria di Fèlsina has long been one of the great names in Tuscany.  Based in the Chianti Classico region, Fèlsina produces one of the finest ranges of age worthy and complex Sangiovese bottlings.  In 1966, when Italian viticulture was synonymous with cheap, boring wine, Dominic Poggiali Fèlsina purchased the estate. His son-in-law Giuseppe Mazzocolin took over in the 1980s and refocused the winery on producing high quality, full-bodied Sangiovese.  The vineyards are maintained with massale selections from their oldest vines.  They produce several Sangiovese wines, including the declassified Fontalloro made from 50+ year old vines grown in the hills bordering Chianti Classico and Colli Sensi.

Over the past fifty years, the estate has continued to produce wines in a pure, traditional style without being tempted by international-style influences. As a result, Fèlsina has come to be known for one of the finest ranges of age-worthy and complex Sangiovese bottlings in all of Italy.

We’re excited to announce a new vintage of our 2015 Wine of the Year. 2012 was a year offering dry conditions during the beginning of the season with some rains toward the end. The resulting wines are, to quote Antonio Galloni, “essentially ripe and racy in style, with good up-front fruit, but with medium-bodied structure. I imagine most 2012s will offer their best drinking sooner rather than later.”

Arriving Next Week

Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2012 750ML ($29.95) $24 pre-arrival special
James Suckling 95 points “Traditional style Chianti Classico with cedar, dried meat, dark chocolate and tobacco aromas. Full body, silky and polished tannins and a fantastic finish. A wine that shows depth and lots of flavor. Lively acidity too. Drink now.”
Wine Advocate 92 points “The 2012 vintage was less problematic in the Castelnuovo Berardenga sub zone compared to other parts of the Chianti Classico appellation. Fèlsina’s 2012 Chianti Classico Riserva Berardenga is full, generous and reflects the house style of this celebrated estate. Fruit is sourced from 35-year-old vines and the harvest takes place at various intervals in order to ensure optimal ripeness. Soft cherry and spice give the wine an elegant approach.”
Antonio Galloni 92 points “The 2012 Chianti Classico Riserva shows the intensity of the warm, early ripening vintage, but is also quite closed today, with little in the way of expressiveness. There is plenty of depth in the glass, which makes me think all the 2012 needs is a bit more time to fully come together. Readers will find a wine that is a bit slender in feel, but with radiant fruit that just needs time to fully emerge.”

Nicolas Joly

Vignobles de la Coulee de Serrant

Arriving in November

Both Louis XI and XIV recognized the sublimity of La Coulée de Serrant, as did the monks who first planted the vineyard almost a millennium ago. The wines from this 17-acre plot display an individuality that long ago warranted a 17-acre appellation controlée, like Burgundy in the Loire. Put this property, and the other Savennières vineyards Les Vieux Clos and Clos de la Bergerie, into the care of the Joly family and you have fabulous wine like no other. Nicolas Joly is considered the high priest of biodynamic winegrowing and winemaking in France, and he has managed his estate according to this uber-organic system since 1984. His are happy, healthy vines. Tasting a Clos de la Coulée de Serrant wine remains a priviledge: history combines with progressive farming in a most beautiful expression of the Chenin Blanc grape, just as nature and mankind intended.

Nicolas Joly Wines Arriving in November

Nicolas Joly Vignobles de la Coulee de Serrant Savennieres La Roche aux Moines ‘Clos de la Bergerie’, Loire 2014 750ML ($79.95) $69 pre-arrival special
VinopolNote: From the Roche aux Moines appellation. Vines average 25 years old. Soil is schist. The average output is around 50% of the permitted maximum. The wine is aged in 500 liter barrels with no more that 5% new oak.

Nicolas Joly Vignobles de la Coulee de Serrant ‘Clos de la Coulee de Serrant’ Savennieres, Loire 2014 750ML ($149.95) $119 pre-arrival special
VinopolNote: From one 7 hectares vineyard. Located on very steep slopes overlooking the Loire. The vines average 35-40 years of age, with the oldest being over 80 years old. Cultivated by horse and hand. The average output is around 50% of the permitted maximum. The soil is composed of red schist with excellent drainage. Harvest takes place over one month to ensure maturity and to include botrytis. The wine is aged in 500 liter barrels with no more that 5% new oak.

Nicolas Joly Vignobles de la Coulee de Serrant Savennieres Les Vieux Clos, Loire 2014 750ML ($59.95) $49 pre-arrival special
VinopolNote: The vineyard is propagated through massale selection (no clones). The soil is primarily schist with quartz and sand. The output is 30-35 hectoliters per hectare (versus the allowed maximum of 50).

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Francois Cotat and the Magic of Sancerre

New Offers Arriving Early November

“…I shook my head in wonderment as to why so few Sancerre producers made wines such as these…” -Pierre Rovani – Wine Advocate

Our importer notes: “There’s Sauvignon Blanc, and then there’s Sauvignon Blanc as imagined by François Cotat. Devotees can tell you that what happens in this modest cellar in Chavignol is one part winemaking, three parts magic. Suffice it to say that Cotat Sauvignon has to be tasted to be believed.

“The Cotat family has tended both Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir on the slopes of the Monts Damnés in Chavignol since the end of the second World War; it was only in the 1990s when two brothers, Paul and Francis, handed over the family domaine to their sons, François and Pascal, respectively. Today there are two Cotat domaines—one in Chavignol, headed by François, and one in Sancerre, run by Pascal. What sets these cousins apart is less important than what they share—a passion for natural winemaking and a truly amazing touch with Sauvignon Blanc.

“François essentially runs an organic domaine, tending and harvesting his vines by hand. Harvest is never rushed; in fact, François (as does his cousin Pascal) harvests more than a week after every other winery in the region. Needless to say, extra maturity on the vine means extra body and complexity in the wine. Vineyards are located on very steep slopes, requiring a hand harvest that has become a bit of a pilgrimage for Cotat devotees. The steepest plots can only be worked by sliding down with a cushion tied to your rear while you hold the bucket in front of you. The cousins invented this amusing system, and pickers come from all over Europe every year to volunteer for the harvest.

“Soils in Chavignol share the same chalky heart as Chablis; this “terre blanche” imparts a steely, mineral-rich backbone to François’ single-vineyard cuvées—“Les Monts Damnés,” “Les Culs de Beaujeu” and “Grande Côte.” Yet at the same time there are wines that show a glycerin-like texture in the mouth, a wonderfully fleshy sweetness that is seldom seen with Sauvignon. While François keeps an old wooden hand press in his cellar to remind him how his father used to make wine, he opts for a modern press—yet everything else is natural, from sugar fermentation in barrique to bottling wines unfined and unfiltered.

“Cotat’s wines truly benefit from age. While these wines are irresistible when they are young, one of the unique pleasures of putting down a few bottles is to later discover a rich, custard-like wine that defies everything you would expect from racy Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc.”

Arriving Early November

Francois Cotat Sancerre Les Caillottes 2015 750ML ($49.95) $39 pre-arrival special
Importer note “‘Caillottes’ means little stones. This vineyard (a more moderate slope of the larger ‘Monts Damnés’ vineyard), with its thin limestone soils, is planted to younger vines. Zesty notes of lime and white pepper; sweet yellow fruit.”

Francois Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu 2015 750ML ($59.95) $49 pre-arrival special
Importer note “A fruitier, more immediately charming wine (soils here are clay-rich) with honeyed notes and plush white fruit, balanced by a tightly wound, citrus core—classic Cotat.”

Francois Cotat Sancerre La Grande Cote 2015 750ML ($59.95) $49 pre-arrival special
Importer note “Unquestionably Cotat’s ‘grand cru,’ combining the mineral finesse of ‘Monts Damnés’ with the supple flesh of ‘Beaujeu.’ Plush and steely at once. A treasure for the cellar.”

This is the lowest listed price in the USA today!
The average price is $56

Francois Cotat Sancerre Les Monts Damnes 2015 750ML ($69.95) $59 pre-arrival special
Importer note “These ‘damned mountains’ provide the most chiseled, vibrant and mineral-driven of Cotat’s stupendous Sancerre wines. Smoke, ripe pears, lemon zest.”

Francois Cotat Sancerre Available Here Now:

Francois Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu 2014 750ML ($69.95) $59 special, 2 bottles available
Importer note: “The terroir of “Culs de Beaujeu” blends clay and chalk for a Sancerre that delivers more texture and supple fruit in the mouth. The nose is sultry and deep, with smoky incense notes; richly cut and seductive, the mouth shows ripe white fruits with lots of citrus influence, candied, fresh and dried.”

Francois Cotat Sancerre La Grande Cote 2014 750ML ($69.95) $59 special, 12 bottles available
Importer note: “The cooler vineyard site (with its older, 40+ year old vines) of “Grand Côte” is the last to be harvested of all Francois’ small parcels; it delivers fruit that is incredibly precise and yet deeply complex in flavor.”

Late Breaking News

Arriving Friday, October 21st

Tenuta di Arceno ‘Strada al Sasso’, Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2009 750ML ($37.95) $27 pre-arrival special
Monica Larner-Wine Advocate 92 points “The 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva Strada al Sasso is a compelling wine with power and sheer intensity. Ripe fruit and black currant mingles with exotic spice, espresso and leather. The finish is extra long and smooth. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022.”

This is the lowest listed price in the USA today!
The average price is $34

Tenuta di Arceno Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2012 750ML ($27.95) $19 pre-arrival special
James Suckling 92 points “A bright and pretty red with dried berry, cherry and hits of hazelnut on the nose and palate. Full body, silky tannins and a fresh finish. Clean and balanced. American owned. Drink now.”

This is the lowest listed price in the USA today!
The average price is $24

Arriving October 28th

Freemark Abbey ‘Bosche’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford 2012 750ML ($119.95) $99 pre-arrival special
Robert Parker 97 points “The classic 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Bosché Vineyard is 90.1% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest 9.9% Merlot, aged 26 months in oak. This is one of the iconic wines of Napa, and one of the great vineyard sources coming from Rutherford on foothill bench soils at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains. This is one of the finest examples of this wine I’ve ever tasted, and there have been many. The wine shows plenty of loamy soil notes intermixed with blackberry, cassis, cedar wood and spice box. It’s full-bodied, shows terrific intensity, a multi-dimensional mouthfeel and moderate tannin in the finish. It still needs cellar time – and 5-6 years should bring forth plenty of magic, but this wine will also last 30-40 years.”

This is the lowest listed price in the USA today!
The next best price is $109.95

October Sales Recap


Read reviews and browse the full selection of sale wines by searching for “October Sale” on our web store – we’re also happy to talk you through the offerings if you email us at info@vinopoliswineshop.com or call 503-223-6002.