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Clos de la Roilette


The Clos de la Roilette is a remarkable place to grow Gamay—technically in Fleurie, but on the border with Moulin-a-Vent.  The trees that demark the far end of the estate are basically the boundary and, as Mr. Coudert is quick to tell you, for years and years the Roilette wines didn’t carry an appellation (as they were associated with Moulin-a-Vent before the creation of the Fleurie AOC, which irked the original owner).  The wines seem to be a cross between the two, as you might expect, with depth and power, but the floral lightness of Fleurie riding across and giving the wines a vibrancy that makes them aggressively delicious.

The winery makes a set of outstanding wines, starting with the “basic” Fleurie, which isn’t basic at all.  It’s a perfect embodiment of the estate, and if you plan on drinking your Beaujolais younger than 5 years old, is the one you should be buying out of the lineup.

The somewhat confusingly named “Cuvee Tardive” is from older vines and is meant to be aged longer—this is a wine I buy for people to celebrate their weddings, or kids, or any year that’s important to them.  It’s not going to go 30 years like a classic Burgundy, but for drinking from 5-20 years from vintage, it’s stellar, resembling Pinot more and more as it ages.  The ’18 is significantly more approachable young than any since the ’11, but given how that wine is aging, should go as long as you’d like in the cellar.

Finally, we have the “Griffe du Marquis,” a wine honoring Alain’s father.  The Griffe is the most powerful wine out of the lineup, structured like the Tardive but with more fruit richness.  This is a relatively new bottling and it should age well; it’s explosive out of the gate.  It’s the Roilette equivalent of the Lapierre “Cuvee Marcel” or Foillard’s “3.14.”

We have been longtime fans of the estate at the shop, so we were especially pleased to pick up a second allocation of the latest releases. They went quickly (as always) when we first offered them in November, so if you missed out before (or need more!), you should act quickly, too. 

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Clos de la Roilette Fleurie, Beaujolais 2018 750ML ($29.95) $24 special
William Kelley-Wine Advocate 94 points
“The 2018 Fleurie from the Clos de la Roilette is showing very well, revealing an inviting bouquet of ripe cherries and cassis mingled with spices, violets and peonies. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, enveloping and layered, with fine-grained structuring tannins, ripe acids and a fleshy core of fruit. Gourmand and expressive, Coudert says the 2018 reminds him of his 2011, an analogy with which I concur.”
Josh Raynolds 93 points “Shimmering violet. Highly perfumed dark berry and floral aromas are complemented by suggestions of exotic spices and minerals. Sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering black raspberry, cherry and floral pastille flavors that are given spine by a core of juicy acidity. In a seamless, energetic style, displaying a suave blend of richness and finesse and finishing gently sweet and impressively long, with well-knit tannins and lingering florality.”

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Clos de la Roilette Fleurie Cuvee Tardive, Beaujolais 2018 750ML ($37.95) $29.90 special
Clos de la Roilette Fleurie Cuvee Tardive, Beaujolais 2018 1.5L ($69.95) $59 pre-arrival special (only six magnums available, arriving July 24th)
Josh Raynolds-Vinous 95 points
“Youthful purple. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red/blue fruits, baking spices and potpourri, with hints of blood orange and savory herbs emerging with aeration. Juicy, densely packed mulberry and boysenberry flavors show excellent clarity and powerful back-end thrust becoming sweeter with air. Shows serious power and sexy, floral lift on the impressively persistent finish, which is supported by slowly building, youthfully gripping tannins.”
William Kelley-Wine Advocate 95 points “Coudert’s brilliant 2018 Fleurie Cuvée Tardive offers up a deep and incipiently complex bouquet featuring raspberries, mulberries, rose petals, violets and cracked black pepper. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, deep and layered, with an abundance of rich and powdery structuring tannins, ripe but lively acids and a long, lingering finish. While this is built for the long haul—its name alluding to the aging potential of this old-vine cuvée, not to a later harvest—its enveloping profile and perfectly mature phenolics will make it unusually approachable in its youth.”
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Clos de la Roilette Fleurie “Griffe du Marquis”, Beaujolais 2017 750ML ($49.95) $39 special
Josh Raynolds-Vinous 94 points
“Lurid ruby. A suave, spice-accented bouquet evokes ripe red/blue fruits and incense, and a smoky mineral flourish adds urgency and lift. Chewy, focused and appealingly sweet, offering densely packed black raspberry, boysenberry and violet pastille flavors that open up slowly with aeration. Shows very good heft, but there’s distinct elegance here as well. Closes sappy, youthfully tannic and extremely long, leaving a sexy floral note behind.”
William Kelley-Wine Advocate 93 points “The 2017 Fleurie Griffe du Marquis reveals an attractive bouquet of violets, rose petals and berries, framed by a light patina from its time in barrels (ranging  between two and eight years of age). On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, with a similar structural profile to the Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive but displaying less chunky structure and a more aromatic personality. The oak influence here is very deftly handled, and the wine is a success.”
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New Week – New Arrivals


When a certain Hollywood couple bought a winery to make Miraval, the original owner kept the best vines so he could keep making this…
Chateau la Mascaronne Cotes de Provence Quat’Saisons Rose 2019 750ML ($24.95) $19 special
Wine Advocate 92 points
“Ultra pale and coppery-hued, La Mascaronne’s certified-organic 2019 Cotes de Provence Rose Quat’Saisons is a blend of Cinsault and Grenache. Like previous vintages, it starts with notes of crushed stone and citrus, then adds the merest hints of red fruit. It’s medium-bodied but focused and streamlined, coming to an elongated, mouthwatering, complex finish that adds peach, melon and anise to the mix.”

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Loop de Loop White Blend Acadia Vineyard, Columbia Gorge 2019 750ML ($24.95) $19.90 special
A fragrant and balanced white blend from the high elevation Acadia Vineyard in the Gorge. Beautiful and soulful, it’s like wandering through an ancient orchard in the French Alps.

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Offering one of Napa Valley’s best quality-to-price ratios, Snowden has earned the respect of both its peers and consumers alike. 
Snowden Vineyards The Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2017 750ML ($54.95) $41.90 special
Antonio Galloni 90 points
“The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon The Ranch is an attractive, mid-weight wine that shows the more gracious, understated side of the year. Floral and spice notes give the 2017 lovely aromatics to play off a core of sweet red berry fruit. This is a very pretty wine.”

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Pierre Paillard ‘Les Parcelles’ Bouzy Grand Cru Extra Brut XIV, Champagne NV 375ML ($34.95) $26 special
2014-base (XIV). Review provided for reference.
Wine Advocate 92 points
“The NV Bouzy Grand Cru Les Parcelles XIII is based on the 2013 vintage plus roughly 40% of reserve wines from 2012, 2011 and 2010. The assemblage consists of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, fermented in stainless steel and in a few demi-muids. The nicely colored wine (white gold with a pink reflection due to the late harvest and no fining agents) offers a very clear, precise and delicate bouquet of cherries and red berries. Pure and filigreed on the palate, this is a beautifully pure, clear, fresh and delicate blend that reveals impressive mineral structure and length. Simply fascinating. Dosed with 3.5 grams per liter and disgorged in October 2017. Tasted in April 2018.”

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Aubry Premier Cru Brut Rose, Champagne NV 750ML ($59.95) $49 special
William Kelley-Wine Advocate 92+ points
“The latest release of Aubry’s NV Brut Rose Premier Cru was only disgorged in July 2018, but it’s already showing well, opening in the glass with scents of strawberries, red apples and potpourri. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, with an impressively deep, layered core of nicely concentrated fruit, ripe but tangy acids, a youthfully frothy mousse and a long, intense finish. This is a powerful, serious rosé that will work well at table or as an aperitif, especially after another year or two on cork.”
Antonio Galloni 91 points “The NV Brut Rosé is absolutely gorgeous. Lifted, precise and sculpted, the Brut Rosé captures all the best qualities of the Aubry house style. Red berry and floral notes are finely cut in this super-expressive, alluring Rosé. Interestingly, the NV Brut Rosé is quite a bit drier and more taut in feel than the NV Brut, a style that works especially well here. This release is all 2015, 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 10% Meunier and, quite unusually, 10% still red Meunier. Disgorged: April 2018.”

Aubry Le Nombre d’Or Sable Blanc de Blancs Campanae Veteres Vites Brut, Champagne 2013 750ML ($99.95) $79 special
Antonio Galloni 95 points
“The 2013 Blanc des Blancs Sablé Le Nombre d’Or Sable is a Champagne of extraordinary precision and class. Bright, lifted and wonderfully nuanced, the 2013 toes the line between Champagne and wine because of the low pressure Aubry uses in bottling this cuvée. In a word: dazzling.”
William Kelley-Wine Advocate 94 points “Disgorged in April 2019, Aubry’s 2013 Brut Nature Sablé Blanc de Blancs Le Nombre d’Or Campaniae Veteres Vites is showing well, opening in the glass with scents of grapefruit oil, white flowers, crisp green apple and rock salt. On the palate, it’s full-bodied, vinous and elegantly textural, with terrific tension at the minimalist but multidimensional core, ripe but racy acids and a mineral finish. As usual, this represents an unusual field blend of 25% Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc, 25% Petit Meslier, 20% Arbanne, 20% Pinot Noir and 10% Chardonnay.”

Pierre Gimonnet et Fils Chouilly Grand Cru Special Club, Champagne 2012 750ML ($169.95) $138 special
William Kelley-Wine Advocate 94 points
“Produced exclusively from lieu-dit Montaigu in Chouilly, which represents some 30% of the regular Special Club bottling from Gimonnet, the 2012 Brut Special Club Chouilly Grand Cru is showing very well, revealing aromas of peach, pear, warm bread and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, textural and enveloping, it’s intense and racy, with lovely concentration and chalky structure.
Antonio Galloni 93 points “The 2012 Brut Special Club Chouilly Grand Cru is powerful, bracing and explosive, with tremendous drive from the very first taste. Bright citrus, flowers, chalk and white pepper all add a beguiling aromatic upper register to this bright, chiseled Champagne from Didier Gimonnet. The Chouilly is a wine of energy, precision and savory/citrus-inflected vibrancy.”
Wine Spectator 92 points “Elegant and well-meshed, this layers lively, lightly mouthwatering acidity, a fine, chalky texture and a delicate range of poached apple and pear fruit, dogwood blossom and biscuit notes, and minerally saline and oyster shell accents. Disgorged July 2017. Drink now through 2028. 100 cases imported.”
Terry Theise Note “[+] This is starting to show its stuff. It’s 100% Montaigu from 61-year-old vines. It’s a kind of Champagne intrigue, to hack a fascinating slice out of a blend. There’s a nicely intricate call and response of juniper, quince and chalk, and I’m curious to see where this goes.”

A true under-the-radar cult winery if ever there was one, and we’re probably breaking a Fight Club rule by saying so…
Domaine de la Pepiere Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine Clisson, Loire 2017 750ML ($29.95) $26 special
Importer note
“100% Melon de Bourgogne. The heart of Marc Ollivier’s estate is a 10-hectare plot near home in the Clisson cru; 8 hectares of it go into this bottling, while 2 hectares are used for the entry-level Sur Lie. Its distinguishing feature is the soil type, called granite de Clisson, which is a particularly poor, hard, compact granite with little clay and a lot of quartz and mica over hard granite mother rock. The Pépière vines range from 50-110 years old and are organically farmed and harvested and worked by hand. As with the rest of the Pepière wines, the fruit is direct-pressed in whole clusters and the juice settled naturally for 12 hours. It is then fermented in stainless steel tanks with natural yeasts; the wine is aged on its lees for 2 years in large underground vats until being bottled without fining or filtering. Marc bottled this wine years before the cru was made official under the label “Granite de Clisson”. After the declaration of the cru, he had to drop the “granite” part and as well as the “sur lie” (the latter being true for all cru-designated wines even though they are lees-aged).”

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Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses, Loire 2008 750ML ($49.95) $39 special
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Jason Wilson-Vinous 92 points
“Light ruby in color, bright and fresh, featuring aromas and flavors of tomatoes and cherries throughout. Balanced and cool, with a hint of dark minerality on the finish. Incredibly fresh and seamless. Has a long life ahead. Aged one year in foudre. Drink 2020 – 2030.”

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Domaine la Remejeanne Cotes du Rhone Un Air de Remejeanne Rouge, Rhone 2019 750ML ($19.95) $17 special
Importer note
“Owned by the dynamic Oliver Klein, this certified organic domaine is located in the small high altitude village of Sabran, nestled in dramatic hills divided between forests of green oak and sun-soaked vineyards. All of the vines at the estate are found at high altitudes between 200 and 280 meters. This results in a cooler climate than most of the Southern Rhone, and endows the wines with a freshness and liveliness not often encountered in the region. Klein is an extremely conscientious winemaker, using very traditional methods to maintain the highest quality of wine. All the grapes are hand-harvested, undergoing long, slow fermentations with indigenous yeasts before being aged in concrete or older wood. This hands off approach creates wines of elegance and class.”

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Domaine la Remejeanne Cotes du Rhone Les Chevrefeuilles, Rhone 2017 750ML ($21.95) $18 special
Importer note
“70% Syrah, 10% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Carignan, 5% Marselan. Grown on loess over limestone and sandstone on southeast-facing slopes at 250m of altitude.”

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Umani Ronchi Villa Bianchi Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Marche 2018 750ML ($14.95) $11.90 special
Wine Spectator 89 points
“An elegant white, creamy and light- to medium-bodied, with golden apple, elderflower and lemon pith flavors, underscored by hints of minerally brine and stone that linger on the clean-cut finish. Drink now through 2023. 30,000 cases made, 500 cases imported.”


Schloss Gobelsburg Gaisberg Riesling Reserve Erste OTW Lage, Kamptal 2018 750ML ($47.95) $39 special
Stephan Reinhardt-Wine Advocate 93 points
“From Zöbing, the 2018 Ried Gaisberg 1ÖTW is deep, pure and flinty on the concentrated and complex nose. Tight and fresh on the pure and crystalline palate, this is a firmly structured, finessed and salty, still very young and tight Riesling with impressive grip and tension. The 2018 Gaisberg is a very promising dry Riesling that will improve in the bottle. Keep it cool for at least three or four years. Tasted at Schloss Grafenegg and at the domain in September 2019.”
Terry Theise note “Gaisberg for me is always a moonlight wine, as if somehow the grapes ripened at night when the moon is waxing. Its manifest complexity is sometimes behind a veil. It takes at least 5 years to reveal itself. Accordingly I suspect it’s underrated since we’re always tasting it so young. And Michi makes no concession to “presentability;” the wine is the wine, and this `18 is dark, coniferous and spicy, even shoot-smoky; the salt and blueberry emerge in the tulip glass and with air—a lot of air—the conversation of flavors emerges. But these cards are held close.”

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Ameztoi produces our favorite rosé, and their upper-tier white is elegant and delish
Ameztoi Primus Txakoli di Getaria Hondarribi Zuri, Getariako Txakolina 2019 750ML ($29.95) $24 special
Winery note
“[Edited for clarity] A white wine from the Hondarrabi Zuri grape. Naturally lightly sparkling. Pale with a touch of green, its bright tone has fine and elegant bubbles. Has a delicate and sophisticated fragrance, reminiscent of green apples and grapes, with a minty note. Opens dry, and is harmonious in the mouth. It has a broad and aromatic finish, which is cheerful because of its bubbles.”

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CVNE (CUNE) ‘Imperial’ Gran Reserva, Rioja DOCa 2012 750ML ($79.95) $69 special
Luis Gutierrez-Wine Advocate 95 points
“The wine that represents the traditional and serious reds from Haro, the 2012 Imperial Gran Reserva is a classical blend of Tempranillo with 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo that matured in barrel for two years. It has a textbook serious Haro nose, with dark spices, ripe fruit, something balsamic and a round, full-bodied palate within the straight and serious style of the wine. 2012 was a warm year, but the wines are fresher than those from 2011. This has fine, slightly grainy tannins with good grip. A textbook Imperial Gran Reserva. 50,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2015.”
Josh Raynolds 94 points “(raised in new and used French and American oak barrels for two years) Vivid ruby-red. An intensely perfumed bouquet evokes ripe raspberry, cherry-cola, potpourri and exotic spices, with a suave vanilla topnote and a smoky mineral flourish. Sweet and broad in the mouth, offering lush red fruit, spicecake, mocha and coconut flavors that steadily tighten up on the back half. Finishes extremely long and spicy, with a resonating floral quality, well-knit tannins and lingering oak spice notes. This one is still quite young.”
James Suckling 94 points “A tight and beautiful wine with blackberries, bramble berries, rose petals and lemon grass. Medium to full body, ultra-fine tannins and a beautiful finish. Very fine-grained. Lovely now. Even better in 2020.”


Staff pick “a youthful wine with old world grace”
Biggio Hamina “Biha” Pinot Noir, Van Duzer 2017 750ML ($24.95) $17 special, 36+ bottles in stock now
Case-12 Biggio Hamina “Biha” Pinot Noir, Van Duzer 2017 750ML ($299.95) $179 special (that’s only $14.92/bottle!)
No reviews for the 2017 vintage. Review is for reference.
Josh Raynolds 91 points
“[2016 Vintage] Shimmering red. Vibrant, mineral- and spice-accented red fruit and floral scents, along with a savory herb nuance and a hint of smokiness. Appealingly sweet and sharply focused on the palate, offering lively redcurrant, raspberry and rose pastille flavors that deepen slowly on the back half. Silky tannins come on late and support a seamless, floral-driven finish that hangs on with strong tenacity.”
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At Krug, ’04>’02—which is really saying something.
Krug Brut, Champagne 2004 750ML ($299.95) $259 special, 23 bottles in stock now
Antonio Galloni 97+ points
“Krug’s 2004 Vintage is absolutely mesmerizing. Layers of bright, chiseled fruit open up effortlessly as the wine fleshes out with time in the glass. Persistent and beautifully focused, with a translucent sense of energy, the 2004 captures all the best qualities of the year. Moreover, the 2004 is clearly superior to the consistently underwhelming 2002 and the best Krug Vintage since 1996. Readers who can find it should not hesitate, as it is a magical bottle.”
Wine Advocate 97 points “Combining subtleness with complexity, the coolish Krug 2004 Brut opens with a highly elegant, fascinatingly clear, bright and refreshing bouquet of ripe (apple) fruits. Dense and round, with a delicate mineral soul, the pure but perfectly balanced 2004 reveals great finesse and weightless elegance with a long and round finish. This is a gorgeous Krug vintage that is 14 years old but still on the rise. Tasted from ID 316034 in New York in November 2018.”-SR
John Gilman 97 points “The new release of 2004 Krug is absolutely beautiful and is already quite elegant and open on both the nose and palate and is drinking with great finesse. I had expected this wine to be a bit more steely in structure out of the blocks, but the refinement of the blend this year has produced a wine that is already a joy to drink at age thirteen, though it will continue age gracefully for many, many decades to come. The cépages in 2004 is thirty-nine percent Chardonnay, thirty-seven percent Pinot Noir and twenty-four percent Pinot Meunier, with the wine having been disgorged in the winter of 2016. The bouquet jumps from the glass in a refined mix of apple, a touch of walnut, warm bread, lavender, a superb base of soil tones and a topnote of smokiness. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and utterly seamless, with vibrant acids, great focus and grip, a lovely core, refined mousse and a very long, complex, racy and energetic finish. There is marvelous precision here on both the nose and palate, not to mention a sense of harmony and grace that is fairly rare in the 2004 vintage. Chapeau! 2017-2060.”

Just a stunning Brunello, and even more so for the price.
Caprili Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany 2015 750ML ($59.95) $45 special, 36+ bottles in stock now
Wine Spectator 95 points
“Offering cherry, plum, iron, earth and floral aromas and flavors, this is vibrant and beautifully balanced. Well-structured, with the harmony and concentration to develop. Best from 2023 through 2043. 4,000 cases made, 3,000 cases imported.”
Ian D’Agata-Vinous 95 points “Vibrant red. Minerals and violet complement lively red cherry and raspberry aromas on the incisive nose. Then enticingly fresh and well-balanced, with captivating violet inner-mouth perfume to the steely red and black fruit flavors that linger impressively. The delicately peppery finish features polished if youthful tannins and noteworthy purity of fruit. Knockout 2015 Brunello, one of the top half dozen of the year.”
James Suckling 95 points “This is a very decadent Brunello with dried stems, charcuterie, bay leaf, Thai basil and earth. Full-bodied and dense, the deeply interlocked layers of dark fruit nearly tripping over the ropey, chewy tannin structure. Drink from 2026.”

Made from the younger vines in Castelnuovo, it’s basically a baby declassified Brunello. 
La Gerla ‘Poggio gli Angeli’ Sangiovese Toscana IGT, Tuscany 2017 750ML ($21.95) $18 special, 36+ bottles in stock now
Case-12 La Gerla ‘Poggio gli Angeli’ Sangiovese Toscana IGT, Tuscany 2017 750ML ($249.95) $199 special (that’s only $16.58/bottle!)
Eric Guido – Vinous 90 points
“La Gerla’s 2017 Poggio gli Angeli displays a mix of fresh, wild red berries, savory, spicy herbs and hints of cedar. On the palate, soft textures give way to crushed raspberry and cherry, with hints of sweet spice and sage. The finish is long and fresh, elevated by zesty acids, and showing hints of strawberry and inner floral notes.”

Burlotto’s Delicious Entry-Level Wines

Arriving Friday, July 24th

Burlotto is one of icons of traditional Barolo. Ever since Antonio Galloni rated crus from the 2013 vintage 100 points (and several follow up vintages, too), the Barolos have become nearly impossible to find outside of tragically brief pre-offers. Barolo wines in general are precious, but they’re not what you’d be likely to find on a Piedmontese table. Instead, residents rely on wines labeled with the humble “Langhe” designation for their daily and weekly beverages—wines that deliver delicious results in spades without the exorbitant price tags that the crus demand.

Fortunately for you, the entry level wines are not only delicious, but they are directly imported into Oregon, so we’re able to offer a massive selection to you. The hyper-rare-in-other-places rosé and the easy-breezy Sauvignon Blanc are arriving Friday. We should probably warn you, that although we’re getting ten cases of the pink and six of the Sauv, people buy them by the case. So yes, we get a lot, but the secret’s out… 

Arriving Friday, July 24th:

G. B. Burlotto Viridis Langhe Sauvignon, Piedmont 2019 750ML ($26.95) $21.90 pre-arrival special
“This estate was the second to plant Sauvignon Blanc in the Langhe after Angelo Gaja. The first vines set root in 1986 and a second parcel was planted ten years later. The folks at Comm. G.B. Burlotto were very happy with the results, and they remain one of the most important proponents of this white grape in a region dominated by red varieties. The wine is made in a very simple fashion and only sees contact with stainless steel.” –Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (no reviews available)

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G. B. Burlotto Elatis Vino da Tavola Rose, Piedmont 2019 750ML ($26.95) $20.90 pre-arrival special
Eric Guido-Vinous 91 points
“The nose shows ripe honeydew and crushed yellow apple with sweet herbs and smoky minerals. On the palate, the 2019 Burlotto Elatis Rosato coasts with ease. It is cool-toned and riding a core of vibrant acids, minerals, and citrus-tinged fruits. The finish is long, buzzing with energy, and just begging for another sip. This is a unique and wonderfully stimulating blend of 60% Pelaverga, 35% Nebbiolo and 5% Barbera.”
VinopolNote: The heirloom Piedmontese varietal Pelaverga is a specialty of Burlotto and should be on anyone’s radar if they love Pinot Noir, Frappato, or Gamay. Its classic aromas are of cracked black pepper and strawberries. It’s extremely flexible at table, and in this rosé blend, it offsets the more well-known varietals perfectly. 

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Can’t wait? Shop the other Langhe wines in stock now from Burlotto:

Unlike the Viridis, the Dives is aged in Acacia barrels. This SB is all about texture, with less exuberant aromatics.
G. B. Burlotto Dives Langhe Sauvignon, Piedmont 2018 750ML ($27.95) $24 special, 23 bottles in stock now
“This aromatic white combines grassy, chive, passion fruit and earth aromas and flavors, backed by crisp acidity. Balanced and long. Drink now. 300 cases made.” -Wine Spectator

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Half Barbera, half Nebbiolo—all awesome.
G. B. Burlotto Mores Langhe Rosso, Piedmont 2017 750ML ($29.95) $26 special, 28 bottles in stock now
Importer Note
“Mores is a co-fermanted blend of 50% Nebbiolo and 50% Barbera. The Barbera functions very well in softening the tannins of the Nebbiolo and contributing bright acidity and berry flavors. This is a stunning red wine, whether you are a Barolo lover or not, it has all the depth, body, length of finish and finesse you would expect from a glass of fine red. Give it a try!”

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Continuum’s Powerhouse Napa Red

Continuum has emerged over the last several years as one of the most important wineries in eastern Napa Valley.  With a beautiful estate vineyard located on a prime, west-facing exposure on Pritchard Hill, overlooking Lake Hennessey, Tim Mondavi honors his family’s heritage while making some of the most exciting wines in the Valley.  Big, bold, seductive, and hard to find, Continuum’s flagship red is sought after by collectors, enthusiasts and casual drinkers alike. It’s getting harder and hard to find, but we’ve just brought in our allocation, which is on sale just for you until we open on Wednesday.

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Continuum Proprietary Red, Oakville 2017 750ML ($299.95) Displayed price: $259, that’s $246.05 at 5% off or $233.10 at 10% off!
Continuum Proprietary Red, Oakville 2017 375ML ($149.95) Displayed price: $128, that’s $121.60 at 5% off or $115.20 at 10% off!
Antonio Galloni 96+ points
“The 2017 Proprietary Red Wine Sage Mountain Vineyard comes across as remarkably primary. Bright red-toned fruit and floral notes give the 2017 striking freshness as well as nuance. Deep and layered on the palate, with superb depth, the 2017 Continuum is easily one of the wines of the year. Even in the early going, it is truly magnificent.”

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