Monday November 24th Newsletter

November 24, 2014

Riesling, Best Price Bubbles, Iconic Wines, and much more below

Jump Start Sale

Preview – Black Friday – Presale

Arriving Tomorrow:

Mazzoni Vermentino-Chardonnay Tuscany 2012 ($17.95) $8.50 super special

Case 12: Mazzoni Vermentino-Chardonnay Tuscany 2012 ($179.95) $89 very super special

Vinopolnotes- Two of the world’s greatest wine-making families are behind the wines from Mazzoni – wines that offer true Italian style for great value. Mazzoni represents a historic collaboration between the Franceschi family from Tuscany and Terlato family from Napa. Blending Italy’s old world hand-crafted approach with California’s innovative wine-making technology results in some truly elegant and still affordable wines. Mazzoni Vermentino-Chardonnay wine is blend of two white varieties: Vermentino (75%) a classic Tuscan variety, gives the wine a crisp, refreshing flavors, Chardonnay (25%) provides acidity a body, making this wine an ideal pairing with light fish and Mediterranean flavors.

This is the lowest listed price in the USA!

The average 64% higher at $14 / bottle

Castello Banfi Chianti Classico DOCG 2011 ($17.95) $9.90 super special

Critics Challenge 93 points, Wine Spectator 88 points “Aeration reveals cherry, plum, tea and tobacco flavors. Starts out rich, turning leaner and tighter on the finish. Needs time. Best from 2015 through 2021.”WS

Vinopolnotes- Celebrating the best Tuscan tradition Banfi offers a family of Chianti wines varied and unique in style. Banfi Chianti Classico perfectly interprets the unique personality of this historic appellation with its alluring bouquet, rich flavors, rich tannins and good acidity.

This is the lowest listed price in the USA!

The average listed price is 40% higher at $14 / bottle


New Week – New Arrivals


Cameron Abbey Ridge Chardonnay Willamette Valley 2012 ($69.95) $66 special

Cameron Abbey Ridge Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012 ($69.95) $66 special

Cameron Clos Electrique Rouge Pinot Willamette Valley 2012 ($69.95) $66 special

Soter Mineral Springs Brut Rose Yamhill Carlton 2010 ($79.95) $69 special

Bergstrom Gregory Ranch Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton 2013 ($69.95) $59 special

Bow & Arrow Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2013 ($19.95) $16 special

Bow & Arrow Rhinestones Red Willamette Valley 2013 ($24.95) $21.90 special

Analemma Blanc De Noir Sparkling 2010 ($59.95) $49 special

Winery Notes–“Of citrine color and brilliant clarity to the eye, traditional autolytic character on the nose and a creamy textured palate, this wine appeals to all of the senses. Our Blanc de Noir is an expression of single variety, single vineyard and single vintage, honoring the individuality of this historic site. This wine is vinous in character, in which the bubbles preserve the expression of this special terroir. Alcohol 12.7%”

Analemma Gewurztraminer Atavus Vineyard Columbia Gorge 2013 ($31.95) $28 special

Analemma Pinot Noir Rose Atavus Vineyard Columbia Gorge 2013 ($27.95) $24 special

Scott Paul Audrey Pinot Noir Dundee Hills 2012 ($89.95) $79 special

Stephen Tanzer 93 points “(made from biodynamically farmed vines in the Maresh vineyard; no new oak):  Bright ruby.  Expansive red fruit and incense aromas show superb energy and focus, with a smoky mineral nuance gaining strength with air.  Stains the palate with sappy black raspberry and spicecake flavors and a touch of orange pith.  Suave wine with sneaky sweetness, outstanding finishing cut and lift, and fine-grained tannins. This is all from ungrafted Pommard clone fruit.”

Erath Estate Selection Dundee Pinot Noir 2012 ($37.95) $24 special

Case-12 Erath Estate Selection Dundee Pinot Noir 2012 ($419.95) $259 special (that’s only $21.58 / bottle!)**

Stephen Tanzer 89 points “Ruby-red.  Pungent aromas of dark berry, cola and vanilla show good depth, with allspice and fresh rose notes providing lift.  Supple and open-knit, offering sweet blackberry and cherry-cola flavors that spread out on the mid-palate.  Closes smooth and subtly spicy, with velvety tannins building slowly and framing the sweet dark fruit notes.”


Cayuse Vineyards Edith Aramada Vineyard Rose Walla Walla Valley  2012 ($59.95) $49 special

Wine Advocate 91 points “Looking like a white wine, with barely any pink color, the 2012 Grenache Rose Edith is nevertheless a gorgeous effort that will be hard to beat on a hot summer day. Juicy and lively, with tangerine, grapefruit and citrus aromas and flavors, this medium-bodied drinker has fabulous purity, refreshing acidity and a clean finish. I’d enjoy it over the coming summer months. “


JL Vergnon Conversation Blanc De Blancs Grand Cru Brut 375ml ($29.95) $24 special

Stephen Tanzer 92 points “Light gold.  Mineral-accented citrus fruits and white flowers on the fragrant nose and in the mouth.  Shows impressive clarity and cut, with a smoky nuance emerging with aeration.  Closes on a bright, stony note, with repeating smokiness and a hint of buttery brioche.  Offers a nice blend of richness and nerve.” ST

Wine Spectator 91 points “A svelte version, with a lacy mousse, this shows finely knit flavors of slivered almond, spring blossom, yellow plum and chalk. Elegant, presenting a hint of anise on the finish. Drink now through 2019.”

JL Vergnon Eloquence Blanc De Blancs Grand Cru Extra Brut NV ($69.95) $59 special

Wine Spectator 91 points “Filigreed in texture, this is firm and balanced in structure, offering a lovely mix of savory toasted almond and fleur de sel details, with ripe apricot, floral, lemon zest and pastry cream notes. Well-knit and stylish. Drink now through 2020.”

JL Vergnon Expression Blanc De Blancs Grand Cru Extra Brut 2006 ($79.95) $69 special

Stephen Tanzer 93 points “Vivid yellow.  Mineral-driven pear skin, jasmine and anise scents are given depth and power by notes of yellow plum and buttered toast.  The palate offers intense, deeply concentrated citrus and orchard fruit flavors, with suggestions of brioche and orange pith gaining strength with air.  The mineral quality adds definition to the finish, which clings with excellent persistence and a lingering floral quality.”

JL Vergnon Confidence Blanc De Blancs Extra Brut 2008 ($119.95) $99 special

Nicolas Maillart Premier Cru Brut Millesime 2007 ($69.95) $59 special

Wine Spectator 91 points “Toasted almond and pastry dough notes lead the way in this creamy Champagne, with aromatic accents of spun honey, lemon preserves, beeswax, toasted cumin and clove spice emerging along with well-knit acidity on the finish. Drink now through 2024.”

Vinopolnotes- This is the lowest listed price in the USA!

Nicolas Maillart Marie-Hanze Eaux Belle Brut Rose NV ($49.95) $41.90 special

Wine Spectator 91 points “This elegant version is fine and silky in texture, with delicate acidity and a subtle, spiced thread of star anise and ground ginger winding through flavors of damson plum, white raspberry, almond skin, clover honey and fleur de sel. Drink now through 2019.”


La Garrigue Cotes Du Rhone Cuvee Romaine 2013 ($19.95) $16 special

Wine Advocate 90 points “Domaine La Garrigue has always been one of my favorite Eric Solomon estates. Solomon has the producer bottle this cuvee two or three years before La Garrigue’s other wines. It is essentially declassified Vacqueyras from 60- to 90-year-old vines. Another wine looked after by Philippe Cambie, it has been a consistent winner in every vintage I have tasted, and the 2013 is again an outstanding effort. A blend of 65% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah aged in concrete, it is a quintessential Provencal fruit bomb offering abundant notes of black cherries, black currants, roasted Provencal herbs, licorice, incense and background earth. It possesses a dark ruby/plum/purple color, medium to full body, and a ripe, fleshy, hedonistic personality. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.”


Domaine Ostertag Gewurztraminer Vignoble d’E 2013 ($41.95) $33 special

Domaine Ostertag Muscat Fronholz 2012 ($39.95) $29 special

Domaine Ostertag Pinot Blanc Barriques 2013 ($27.95) $21.90 special

Domaine Ostertag Pinot Gris Fronholz 2012 ($59.95) $44 special

Domaine Ostertag Les Vieilles Vignes de Sylvaner 2012 ($24.95) $19 special

Domaine Ostertag Riesling Vignoble d’E 2012 ($29.95) $24 pre-arrival special

Domaine Ostertag Riesling Fronholz 2012 ($49.95) $39 special

Domaine Ostertag Riesling Heissenberg 2012 ($49.95) $39 special

Domaine Ostertag Riesling Muenchberg, Alsace Grand Cru 2012 ($69.95) $49 special

Domaine Ostertag Riesling Muenchberg, Alsace Grand Cru 2011 ($69.95) $49 special

Wine Advocate 94 points “Ostertag’s 2011 Riesling Muenchberg mingles fresh, very ripe apple and pear with candied grapefruit and kumquat rinds, caramelized parsnip, caraway, and fresh ginger, all wreathed in peat-like and charred smokiness, and putting me in mind of a Riesling dosed with Gewurztraminer. There is an uncanny combination of body and high glycerol with brightness here, leading to a finish of exuberant juiciness, zesty cut, interactive complexity and formidable sheer grip. I would anticipate this meriting return visits though at least 2025.” WA

Domaine Ostertag Pinot Noir Vignoble d’E 2013 ($29.95) $27 special

Domaine Ostertag Pinot Noir Fronholz 2012 ($59.95) $44 special


Tirecul La Graviere Les Pins 2012 500ml ($21.95) $19 special

Robert Parker on Tirecul “Monbazillac is well-known in French history. The vineyard is planted with a high percentage of Muscadelle (50%), along with Semillon (45%), and Sauvignon (5%). These grapes are picked grape by grape (as they develop the noble rot), not by bunch. The proprietors, Claudia and Bruno Bilancini, actually pass through the vineyard a minimum of four to five times a day. It is an understatement to say these are the greatest wines I have ever tasted from Monbazillac; in fact, they are among the greatest sweet wines I have tasted … from anywhere!”

Tirecul La Graviere Cuvee Chateau 2004 500ML ($37.95) $31.90 special

Robert Parker 95 points “Tirecul’s sweet and decadent 2004 Cuvee Chateau exhibits apricot/peach marmalade, creme brulee and maple syrup aromas and flavors in a full-bodied, unctuous, but well-balanced, pure style. This dessert wine is already remarkably evolved, and should drink well for another 10-15 years–good luck deferring your gratification! As always, this wine is a sensational value.”


Lambert De Seyssel Petit Royal Brut Blanc de Blancs NV ($21.95) $18 special

Vinopolnotes- A sparkling made in Savoie with the local varietals of made from Savoie varieties: Molette & Altesse in the méthode champenoise

La Peira Les Orbriers De La Peira 2010 ($24.95) $21.90 special

Wine Advocate 91 points “The least expensive cuvee, the 2010 Les Obriers Terrasses du Larzac is a special selection made for American importer Eric Solomon. The brilliant Claude Gros, who also produces what I believe is the best wine of the Roussillon, Chateau de Negly, oversees this unfined and unfiltered beauty made from an intriguing blend of 65% Cinsault and 35% Carignan aged 18-24 months in wood foudres. This much Cinsault usually produces a light wine as well as magnificent roses, but this offering is surprisingly deep. The flowery component of this varietal, combined with deep raspberry and kirsch-like fruit, medium body and an elegant style give this wine a Burgundian sensuality and finesse. I do not believe this remarkable 2010 will age well given its varietal composition, but who really knows? Certainly it is brilliant now and should continue to drink well for 3-4 years. Don’t miss it, especially if you love flowers, raspberries and finesse.”


Giovanni Manzone Barolo DOCG Bricat 2007 ($79.95) $59 special

Wine Advocate 94 points “The 2007 Barolo Bricat is tighter and more focused than the 2007 Gramolere. Sweet dark cherries, menthol, licorice and spices are some of the notes that take shape in the glass. The vineyard’s high altitude seems to have helped preserve a measure of freshness and vibrancy. The firm tannins could use another few years to soften. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.”

Vietti Barolo DOCG Brunate 2010 ($199.95) $179 special

Antonio Galloni 97 points “Dark red fruit, iron, new leather and smoke all jump from the 2010 Barolo Brunate. A huge, dense, powerful Barolo, the 2010 Brunate boasts stunning depth and sheer richness. At the same time, though, it is incredibly polished for such a big wine. The Brunate brings together the power of the Lazzarito, but with a greater sense of textural polish and finesse that is typical of the Rocche. In 2010, the Brunate is all about balance and harmony.”


Fuligni Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG 2008 ($79.95) $59 special

Antonio Galloni 92+ points “One of the clear highlights of the vintage, the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino emerges from the glass with black cherries, violets, cloves, menthol, licorice and tar. The 2008 stands out for its impeccable balance and layered, highly expressive personality. A translucent, mid-weight, silky finish is totally striking. Once again, Fuligni made one of the more refined wines of the village. In 2008 there is no Riserva. All the best of the lots made it into the straight bottling. If I had to bet on a 2008 Brunello that might surprise on the upside in a few years Fuligni would be near or at the top of my list.”

James Suckling 93 points “This is a balanced wine with dried berry and prune character with hints of cedar. Full body, with firm tannins and a juicy finish. Delicious and flavorful. Lovely now. Absolutely delicious.”


Vina Olabarri Rioja Gran Reserva 2004 ($29.95) $19 special

Wine Enthusiast 93 points “Compact and solid as stone on the nose, with leather, earth, tobacco, spice and botanical aromas accenting bold berry fruit. Superb balance and grip showcase black fruit, chocolate and fine oak flavors. Toasty and quite fine as a whole. Drink now through 2016.”

Vinopolnotes- This is the lowest listed price in the USA! The average listed price is 63% higher at $31 / bottle

Finca Villacreces Pruno Ribera Del Duero 2012 ($21.95) $18 special

Robert Parker 93 points “This blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon emerges from a vineyard situated adjacent to one of the famous vineyards utilized to produce Spain’s greatest red wine, Vega Sicilia. Made from relatively old vines, the 2012 Pruno is a sexy, opulent, voluptuously textured effort that spent 12 months in two-year-old French oak barrels. Reminiscent of a baby Vega Sicilia, it possesses a dense ruby/purple color as well as notes of high-class, unsmoked cigar tobacco, creme de cassis, licorice, graphite and spice box. Full-bodied, deep, velvety textured, lush and heady, at $20 a bottle, it is another sensational bargain from Eric Solomon. Enjoy it over the next 5-6 years.”

Bodegas Abanico Hazana Rioja Tradicion 2012 ($14.95) $11.90 special

Stephen Tanzer 90 points “(85% tempranillo and 15% graciano; aged for a year in a combination of French and American oak):  Bright violet color.  Highly aromatic scents of black and blue fruits, Indian spices and fresh flowers are complemented by a deeper note of candied licorice.  Juicy and broad on the palate, with intense dark berry and floral pastille flavors that become spicier with aeration.  Dusty tannins give shape to the clinging finish.”

Cecilio Black Slate Priorat Gratallops 2013 ($21.95) $19 special

Stephen Tanzer 90 points “(70% garnatxa, 25% carinena and 5% syrah; aged for a year in concrete tanks):  Bright purple.  Zesty redcurrant and cherry aromas show good clarity, picking up floral and allspice qualities with air.  Silky and open-knit, offering pliant red fruit flavors and a touch of rose pastille.  Finishes supple and spicy, with lingering raspberry and white pepper notes and soft tannins.”

Mas Alta Black Slate La Vilella Alta 2012 ($21.95) $19 special

Wine Advocate 90 points “Two brilliant efforts from the Bodegas Mas Alta include the 2012 Black Slate, a project of Rhone negociant Michel Tardieu, Philippe Cambie and Eric Solomon. From vineyards planted at a 1,000+ foot elevation, it was produced from 50- to 60-year-old vines and reveals a Burgundy-like personality. Copious notes of black cherry and black currant fruit intermixed with subtle spice, vanillin, crushed rock and spring flowers are found in this medium-bodied, elegant, stylish 2012. A blend of 60% Grenache, 35% Carignan and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, it was aged 12 months in French oak, of which 60% was new. It should drink well for 3-6 years.”

Scala Dei Priorat Escaladei Black Slate 2011 ($24.95) $20.90 special

Stephen Tanzer 91 points “(80% garnatxa and 20% carinena; aged for ten months in French and American oak tanks):  Opaque ruby.  Assertive, mineral-accented dark berry and cherry aromas are complemented by notes of licorice, candied violet and black cardamom.  Rich and broad but lively, offering sharply focused blackberry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter with air.  Closes tangy and long, with mounting tannins and impressive length.  According to the importer, these vines range from 40 to 100 years of age.”


Spotlight Highlight

New Arrival

“Vilmart & Cie. is not only one of the greatest grower-estates in Champagne, but one of the finest champagne producers of any type in the region.”

-Peter Liem,

“It’s clear to me Vilmart is a Champagne estate of unassailable consequence, a must-have for anyone Interested in the possibilities of this most suavely powerful and graceful of all wines.”

-Terry Thiese, Wine Importer

Désiré Vilmart founded Vilmart & Cie. in the Montagne de Reims region of Champagne in 1890.  In 1989 Laurent Champs became the fifth generation of the family to own and operate the estate.  The estate has been exclusively a récoltant-manipulant, producing what is commonly referred to as Grower Champagne, since its foundation.  The 27 acres of vineyard land is composed entirely of Premier Cru sites lying primarily in the small village of Rilly-la-Montagne with some in the neighboring village of Villers-Allerand.

Vilmart & Cie. grows their grapes organically and sustainably without herbicides and chemicals.  Champs sees himself as a winemaker first and a Champagne maker second.  He carefully ferments and ages his wine in casks and barrels of various size and newness.  The wines do not undergo malolactic fermentation.  His vinification results in wines that show notes of oak that integrate gracefully with a couple years of bottle age and show beautifully into maturity.

The Grand Cellier is a non-vintage blend of the first pressings of grapes aged for ten months in foudre.  The Cuvee Rubis is their non-vintage rose, which contains 10-15% red wine.  The Grand Cellier d’Or contains a higher percentage of Chardonnay and is aged either in barrique or demi-muids, depending upon the vintage.  The Coeur de Cuvee, a top selection among Champagne experts, is sourced from 50 year old vines and vinified in one to three year old barriques.

Just Arrived Here at Vinopolis

Vilmart Cuvee Rubis Brut Rose NV ($99.95) $69 special

Stephen Tanzer 93 points “(90% pinot noir and 10% chardonnay, from 2010 and 2009; aged on its lees for 15 months and disgorged in September, 2012):  Pale pink.  High-pitched raspberry, floral pastille and spicecake aromas are deepened by notes of iodine and anise.  Silky and seamless on the palate, offering intense red berry flavors and a hint of honeysuckle.  Finishes sappy and long, with exotic spice and floral nuances and lingering minerality.”

Wine Spectator 93 points “Smoke and graphite notes underscore the ripe strawberry and cherry fruit in this lacy, finely meshed rosé Champagne, accented by ginger biscuit and ground clove notes. Fresh and mouthwatering, presenting a lasting, chalky finish.”

This is the lowest listed price in the USA!

The average listed price is 20% higher at $83/ bottle

Vilmart Coeur De Cuvee Brut Premier Cru 2006 ($179.95) $129 special

Antonio Galloni 95 points”Explosive and powerful to the core, Vilmart’s 2006 Brut Coeur de Cuvée is once again superb. Rich, textured flavors abound in a Champagne that impresses for its resonance and depth. The flavor profile leans very much towards the brighter, Chardonnay side of the spectrum, while the Pinot is felt in the wine’s pliancy and overall depth. Readers who can find the 2006 are in for a real treat. This is a dazzling showing from Vilmart. The Coeur de Cuvée is 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot from Les Blanches Voies Hautes in Rilly-la-Montagne”

Vilmart Brut Grand Cellier d’Or Premier Cru 2009 ($99.95) $79 special

Antonio Galloni 92 points “Vilmart’s 2009 Grand Cellier d’Or is utterly striking in its beauty. Open and resonant, the 2009 is a wine that will drink well upon release given the warm, open personality of the year. Almonds, citrus, pastry and spice notes flesh out on the expressive, layered finish. The blend is 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir. All of the Vilmart Champagnes spend ten months in cask and do not undergo malolactic fermentation.”

This is the lowest listed price in the USA!

The average listed price is 22% higher at $97 / bottle

Vilmart Brut Grand Cellier Brut Premier Cru NV ($89.95) $59 special

Wine Spectator 92 points “Well-spiced, this Champagne is open-knit and airy in texture, with bright, juicy acidity and flavors of gingerbread, yellow plum, slivered almonds, chalk and citrus. A crowd-pleaser, with a long, mouthwatering finish. “

This is the lowest listed price in the USA!

The average listed price is 22% higher at $72 / bottle

Vilmart Brut Grand Cellier d’Or 2007 1.5LITER ($299.95) $228 special

Wine Spectator 94 points “A skein of ground spice unravels through flavors of black cherry coulis, crème de cassis, honeycomb and brioche in this elegant version. Mouthwatering acidity and a lightly chalky texture push through to the lasting finish. Drink now through 2025.”

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Vilmart Grand Cellier d’Or Rubis Brut 2009 ($179.95) $149 special

Antonio Galloni 94 points “Vilmart’s 2009 Brut Premier Cru Grand Cellier Rubis is fabulous. A rich, deep rosé, the 2009 is all about texture. Layers of fruit open up in the glass in a silky, aromatically expressive Champagne loaded with class. The radiant, resonant style, so typical of the year, is on full display. The Grand Cellier Rubis remains one of the most polished, compelling wines in Champagne. The 2009 is another drop-dead gorgeous showing from Vilmart and proprietor Laurent Champs. The Grand Cellier Rubis is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay.”

Vilmart Coeur De Cuvee Brut 2005 ($179.95) $119 special

Stephen Tanzer 93 points “(made from a blend of 80% chardonnay and 20% pinot noir; aged on its less for 78 months and disgorged in December 2012):  Bright yellow.  Sexy, smoke-tinged aromas of ripe citrus fruits, poached pear and candied ginger.  Spicy, penetrating and pure, offering intense Meyer lemon and bitter pear skin flavors plus hints of honeysuckle and chamomile.  Shows impressive urgency and focus on the finish, with the floral note echoing.”

Wine Advocate 93 points “Named for its being derived solely from the heart of the pressing, Vilmart’s 2005 Brut Coeur de Cuvee – aged in small barrels one-third each new, once- and twice-previously used and only disgorged after 7 years – opens with an expressive bouquet of iris, gentian, and hyacinth, behind which come intimations of the noble mushrooms, oyster liquor, and nut oils that go on to inform an at once satiny and vivacious palate. White pepper and crystalline mineral impingements in the mouthwateringly mineral and umami-rich finish testify to a transparency, clarity and buoyancy seldom found in the often problematically earthy and diffuse Champagnes of this vintage. Feel free to follow this for several more years.”

This is the lowest listed price in the USA!

The average listed price is $141 / bottle

Vilmart Coeur De Cuvee Brut 2004 1.5LITER ($419.95) $379 special

Stephen Tanzer 95 points “Light, bright gold.  Exotic aromas of poached pear, smoky minerals and iodine are complemented by a sexy floral nuance.  On the palate, incisive, tangy flavors of candied citrus and orchard fruits, ginger and minerals gain flesh and weight with air.  Finishes on a seductively sweet note, with outstanding juicy persistence and strong mineral cut and grip.”

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Arriving This Week

Vincent Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley 2013 ($21.95) $18 pre-arrival special

Vincent Pinot Noir Armstrong Vineyard Ribbon Ridge 2013 ($39.95) $33 pre-arrival special

Vincent Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge 2013 ($27.95) $24 pre-arrival special

Crowley Gehrts Vineyard Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012 ($49.95) $36 pre-arrival special

Crowley La Colina Vineyard Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012 ($59.95) $49 pre-arrival special

Crowley Four Winds Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012 ($59.95) $49 pre-arrival special

Rutherford Hill Barrel Select Red Napa Valley 2010 ($37.95) $16 special

Case-12 Rutherford Hill Barrel Select Red Napa Valley 2010 ($349.95) $166 pre-arrival special (that’s only $13.83 / bottle!)**

Wine Enthusiast “Blended from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, this is a good, full-bodied red wine. It’s dry and tannic, with blackberry, blueberry, tobacco, sweet red currant and oak flavors that finish sweet and spicy.”

Biondi Santi Sassoalloro Toscana IGT 2009 ($39.95) $26.60 pre-arrival special

Case-12 Biondi Santi Sassoalloro Toscana IGT 2009 ($399.95) $289 pre-arrival special

Wine Advocate 91 points “A landmark wine in the landscape of Italian enology, the 2009 Sassoalloro is a pure expression of the special Sangiovese Grosso clone BBS11 that the Biondi Santi family has safeguarded in the Tuscan territories of Montalcino and Scansano respectively. The 2009 vintage still needs time to flesh out and find its footing. Red rose, dried blackberry, moist clay and button mushroom all make subtle appearances on the feminine bouquet. Firm structure is present to carry this wine forward over the years. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022. “

Just a reminder about our current shipping specials during this season:

We offer flat rate shipping on any size single order / single shipment

-to Oregon for $17,

-Washington & Idaho for $20,

-and California for $25

These rates do not apply to orders held in storage here for any reason. Multiple orders consolidated into one shipment do not qualify for flat rate shipping.


Just a Few of Many Salebration Offers

Sparkling Edition

Case-12 Berlucchi ’61 Brut, Franciacorta DOCG NV ($229.95) $149 case price special (that’s only $12.40 / bottle!)

Berlucchi ’61 Brut, Franciacorta DOCG NV ($19.95) $16 special

Wine Enthusiast 90 points “This fresh, creamy Chardonnay-based sparkler is making waves thanks to its crisp acidity and full-bodied mouthfeel. The balance is spot-on, with delicate aromas of apricot, baked bread and sweet citrus that are backed by smooth and persistent perlage.” WE

This is the lowest listed price in the USA today!

The next best price is $13.99/bottle

Case-12 Berlucchi ’61 Rose Brut, Franciacorta DOCG NV ($359.95) $179 case price special (that’s only $14.90 / bottle!)

Berlucchi ’61 Rose Brut, Franciacorta DOCG NV ($21.95) $18 special

Wine Enthusiast 91 points “A delicate pink color sets the stage for feminine aromas of pink rose, yeasty baked bread, small berries, savory forest and pine nut nuances. A fresh citrus note brings life to the finish and helps to enhance the wine’s sharp and lively perlage.” WE

This is the lowest listed price in the USA today!

The next best price is $15.99/bottle

Tissot Cremant Du Jura NV ($27.95) $21.90 special

Wine Spectator 89 points “Well-focused, with ginger and chamomile notes racing along in front of a core of lightly baked apple, hazelnut husk and persimmon. Shows good energy and cut on the finish, with a lingering honeysuckle detail. Drink now. 2,000 cases made.”

This is the lowest listed price in the USA!

The average listed price $25 / bottle

Cava Recaredo Reserva Particular Brut Nature Catalonia 2001 ($129.95) $109 special

Wine Advocate 95 points “The 2001 Reserva Particular de Recaredo was sourced from the estate’s oldest vines and is composed of 60% Macabeu and 40% Xarel-lo with the latter fermented in cask for added structure and elegance. It spent over 100 months on lees and was finished with zero dosage. Light gold in color with beautifully refined and complex aromatics, in the glass it shows greater evolution and elegance than its cousins as well as a sense of proportion and great length.”

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Guy Charlemagne Brut Nature NV ($44.95) $29 special

Stephen Tanzer 90 points “(70% chardonnay and 30% pinot noir; no dosage):  Pale gold.  Fresh lime, lemongrass and white flowers on the mineral-tinged nose.  Dry and tightly focused, offering an array of bitter citrus fruit flavors and a strong chalky quality.  Finishes with very good clarity, bite and lingering minerality.  This nervy, uncompromising Champagne would be fantastic with oysters.”

This is the lowest listed price in the USA!

The average listed price is 34% higher at $39 / bottle

Moet Chandon Grand Vintage Brut 2006 ($79.95) $49 special

Wine Spectator 94 points “Sleek acidity trims the sails of this otherwise rich and expansive Champagne, keeping it finely balanced and racy throughout. Flavors of roasted hazelnut, crushed blackberry, ripe apricot, honey and giniger biscuit glide on the silky palate to a slaine-tinged finish. Drink now through 2029.”

This is the lowest listed price in the USA!

The average listed price is 51% higher at $74 / bottle

Henri Goutorbe Brut Rose NV ($59.95) $49 special

Stephen Tanzer 92 points “(all Ay fruit and all from 2009; aged on its lees for two years and disgorged in January, 2013):  Pale orange.  Sexy, smoke-tinged aromas of raspberry, orange zest  and potpourri.  Silky in texture and impressively pure, offering sappy red berry and brioche flavors and suave floral pastille and spicecake accents.  Gains weight with air and picks up a bitter cherry quality that carries through the impressively long, spicy finish.  The blend of richness and vivacity here is striking.”

This is the lowest listed price in the USA!

The average listed price is $57 / bottle

Ruinart Blanc De Blancs NV ($79.95) $59 special

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Wine Spectator 93 points “This deftly woven Champagne is all about finesse, offering a rich vein of smoky minerality and vivid acidity. The power is cloaked in a silky texture and notes of creamed pear, lemon confit, almond biscotti and fresh ginger. Drink now through 2021.”

Stephen Tanzer 92 points “Pale yellow.  Complex, high-pitched aromas of orange zest, lemon pith, iodine, smoky minerals, anise and jasmine.  Sappy and tactile on the palate, offering impressive volume to its ripe citrus and orchard fruit flavors accented by smoke and minerals.  Finishes tangy and long, with lingering smokiness and an echo of anise.”

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Tarlant Zero Brut Nature NV ($59.95) $49 special

Antonio Galloni 91 points “The NV Brut Nature Ero is a fascinating wine. It shows plenty of richness, despite the non-dosage style. Pears, apple tart, pastry, hazelnuts and dried flowers are some of the many nuances that flow from this deep, textured Champagne. This is a fabulous showing. Now, with a full year of disgorgement, the wine is drinking absolutely beautifully. The Ero is equal parts Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay from vineyards in the Vallee della Marne.”

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  1. Aubry Nombre D’or Sable Blanc De Blancs 2008 ($79.95) $69 special

Vinopolnotes- Made from the rarely seen Arbanne, Petit Meslier and Fromenteau. The Sablé refers to the fact that there are less bubbles in the wine – it has a more gentle mousse. Dry, delicate with citrus, yeasty and floral aromas.

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Dom Perignon Champagne Brut Plenitude P2 1998 ($429.95) $333 special

Wine Spectator 98 points “Offers precision and finely detailed form, powered by an expansive palate of flavor. The layers of ripe crushed blackberry and glazed apricot fruit complement the saline-tinged minerality and oyster shell notes, graced by hints of pastry, honeycomb and exotic spice. Mouthwatering and persistent on the zesty finish. Drink now through 2030.”

James Suckling 97 points “A P2 release indicating it has been matured to the 2nd Plenitude, the middle stage of Dom Perignon’s three-phase life as defined by Richard Geoffroy. This is a wine with some real tension between complexity and freshness that makes for incredibly engaging drinking. The nose offers up a little white peppery edge from the pinot; oyster shell saline freshness, red florals, sweet smelling woody spices and brioche, spiced biscuits and subottlee roasted coffee notes – impressively complex. The phenolics register on the palate as a discreetly mineral, saline character, there’s sorbet-like texture through the middle before finishing with comet-like line and length.”

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Germany – Wehlener Sonnenuhr

The Mosel has a long history as a winegrowing region, having been first planted by the Romans during the second century.  The region runs along the Mosel River and its Saar and Ruwer tributaries.  Its top sites are located in the mittelmosel, the middle section of the Mosel River between the villages of Bernkastel-Kues and Erden.  The cool, northern continental climate necessitates planting along slopes as steep as 65 degrees for maximum sun exposure.  The steep Mosel sites are highly labor intensive to farm, requiring hand harvesting.  The vines are aided, too, in the best sites by the sun reflecting off of the river as well as the ability of the slate soil to absorb heat during the day and release it during the night.  Mosel white wines are considered some of the best white wines in the world with decades-long aging potential.  They are noted for an elegant balance between sweetness and acidity, with expansive floral and stone fruit notes.

The village of Wehlen is one of the most famous in Germany’s Middle Mosel.  Known for producing elegant and lively wines from its blue slate soils, it is sandwiched between the villages of Graach and Zeltingen.  The Sonnenuhr (sundial) vineyard is Wehlen’s most important vineyard and is a VDP-classified Erste Lage (top site).  The vines are grown on the steep slopes that face the village across the Mosel River.  They produce wines mostly from ungrafted vines, specifically maintain old vines that produce low, concentrated yields, and practice rigorous berry selection.  The wines are produced with minimal intervention and fermented with naturally present yeasts under reductive conditions.  JJ Prum is a top producer in the area.

Wehlener Sonnenuhr Wines Available Here Now

Weingut Jos. Christoffel Jr. Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Beerenauslese 1995 ($179.95) $149 special, 5 bottles available

Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2012 1.5L ($149.95) $89 special, 12 magnums available

Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2012 375ML ($29.95) $21.90 special, 20 half-bottles available

Stephen Tanzer 92 points ” Pale golden yellow. Candied papaya, persimmon, clove and a vague hint of smoky botrytis on the nose. Luscious, creamy peach nectar flavor is nicely framed and accented by a splash of salty minerality. Richer and denser than the spätlese, showing excellent length, but not necessarily much better.”

Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel 2007 ($149.95) $119 special, 4 bottles available

Stephen Tanzer 96 points “Golden yellow. Christmas fruitcake with cherry, white raisin and honeyed botrytis on the nose. Glossy, creamy and rich on the palate, with fine slate, brown spice and floral elements woven into a braid of flavors. The botrytis component adds complexity on the complex, mineral-driven finish. What an auslese!.”

Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel 2011 375ML ($59.95) $46 special, 6 half-bottles available

Wine Advocate 95 points “A delightful hint of salted caramel creeps into the nose and onto the palate of Prum’s 2011 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese gold capsule, which when combined with apple jelly, honey and nougat not to mention a creamy and almost taffy-like texture, makes for a decidedly confectionary aura. Sweet liquid essences of lily, musky peony and gardenia as well as a faint oiliness and high glycerol enhance the luxuriantly seductive effect of this long-lingering performance, yet there remains a critical modicum of fresh apple and melon juiciness (if less efficacious than that of the corresponding Bernkasteler) to complement the sense of levity in this elixir’s finish and to render the next sip virtually irresistible.”

Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel 2012 1.5L ($249.95) $179 special, 6 magnums available

Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel 2012 375ML ($69.95) $44 special, 18 half-bottles available

Mosel Fine Wines 93 points “This offers a deliciously rich and soft feel of flowers, herbs and ripe fruits, in which a hint of apricot, mango and also honey come through on the palate and in the finish. The wine is quite rich and smooth and leaves an airy and spicy feel in the long aftertaste. It lives from the fascinating botrytis complexity and it will be fascinating to see how it will develop in the coming decades. 2022-2042.”

Stephen Tanzer 93 points “Rich golden yellow. Heady aromas of strawberry and nut oils, with only a gentle hint of honeyed botrytis. White peach fruit essences and mineral salts animate the creamily rich yet delicate palate. More concentrated than the other ausleses and showing a distinctly aristocratic personality. One of the most impressive ausleses of the vintage.”

Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2012 375ML ($29.95) $19 special, 9 half-bottles available

Stephen Tanzer 91(+?) points “Crisp aromas of passion fruit, nut oils and cinnamon. Rich, sleek and invigorating, but with creamy tropical fruit flavors remaining light and ethereal. Well-balanced, elegant and impeccably long. This does not have the depth of the auction wine, but at present more it offers greater drinkability.”

Meulenhof Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2010 ($39.95) $33 special, 22 bottles available

Selbach-Oster Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2012 ($49.95) $29 special, 3+ cases available

“Very fine, elegant and long finish.”-Importer notes

Weingut Willi Schaefer Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2010 ($41.95) $36 special, 4 bottles available

Wine Advocate 91 points “In keeping with vintage-typical destiny, Schaefer’s 2010 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese – as usual, their sole bottling from that site – represents only half of its normal volume. Fresh pear and apple, lime and grapefruit exuberantly inform this especially bright, zingy expression of the site, with crushed stone; crystalline mineral impingements; the bitter side of vanilla; and zesty apple and citrus peel tartness adding to a sense of invigoration that is admirably persistent. I would anticipate at least two decades of satisfaction.”

Wehlener Sonnenuhr Wines Arriving Soon – ETA Late November

Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2003 ($69.95) $51.90 pre-arrival special

Wine Spectator 94 points: “Stunning. Very aromatic and expressive, offering rose, apricot, lime and mineral notes allied to a clear, gossamer frame. Well-balanced, though somewhat soft in structure. Forward today, the finish should pick up more intensity with age. Best from 2008 through 2028.”

Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2004 ($69.95) $51.90 pre-arrival special

Stephen Tanzer 92 points “($60) Fine bouquet of ripe apple, vanilla and sweet herbs. The palate is rich, with a salty, resinous character complementing the undeniably sweet apricot fruit. Unctuous yet lively auslese with a long, complex finish. Needs time.” ST

Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2007 ($69.95) $56 pre-arrival special

Wine Advocate 94 points “Quince preserves, baked apple, lily, gardenia, and hints of caramel and vanilla mark the nose of the Prum 2007 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese. With richness yet delicacy and lift it saturates the palate with rich fruit, liquid flowers, vanilla cream, and savory, saline, shrimp shell reduction-like mineral essences. This intense, pure, subtly and truly nobly botrytized Auslese has umami with a capital “U”. WA 94 points WINE SPECTATOR “Pungent aromas of slate and flowers give way to peach and lime in this unevolved Riesling. The texture is supersilky, with great harmony among all the elements. Terrific length. Needs time. Best from 2014 through 2040.” WS

Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2013 1.5L ($149.95) $119 magnum pre-arrival special

Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2013 375ML ($39.95) $29 half-bottle pre-arrival special

Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2013 ($59.95) $49 pre-arrival special

Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel 2013 375ML ($69.95) $59 half-bottle pre-arrival special

Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel 2013 ($119.95) $99 pre-arrival special

Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2007 ($59.95) $41.90 pre-arrival special

Wine Advocate 93 points “The Prum 2007 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese is intriguingly- as well as gorgeously-scented with peony, narcissus, heliotrope, mint, and fresh apple. Creamy and buoyant on the palate, it caresses and seduces with suggestions of lemon chiffon and vanilla flan, but then leaves a surprisingly adamant, stony, subtly zesty finish as if to put the taster on notice that there is a lot more here than meets the palate at such a youthful juncture.” WA

Wine Spectator 93 points “Floral, peach, lime and herb aromas and flavors really sing in this elegant, silky Riesling. Beautifully integrated with the bright structure, showing intensity and length in a seamless, effortless manner. Mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2035.” WS

Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2008 ($49.95) $41.90 pre-arrival special

Wine Advocate 93+ points “The Prum 2008 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese – as with the corresponding Kabinett – is aromatically more marked by the residues of fermentation than are its immediate siblings. Hints of mango, quince, and musk added to the more predictable apple, vanilla, and liquid floral perfume and lend this an exotic touch, while its mineral side is dominated by striking salinity that enhances the savory stimulation of a long finish as well as offering a fascinating foil to the wine’s creaminess of texture and sheer ripeness. And while the nose needs to clear up here, the palate displays a remarkable sense of clarity to a wealth of flowers and spices. The wine seems to coat the palate while hovering above it, to seduce without touching. This should put on quite a show over the next 30 or more years.” WA


Staff Picks

Vincent Pinot Noir, Ribbon Ridge 2013 ($27.95) $24 staff pick special

Arriving Tuesday, November 25th

“This was produced from declassified fruit from the Armstrong vineyard, picked before the rain around September 20th.  The vineyard has Willakenzie series soil that is an ancient, sandy seafloor.  The wine is medium bodied with heady aromas of candied violets and black cherries.  On the palate, it has nice tannins and a tangy acidity that would make it a lovely pairing with a range of dishes.”  –Suzanne

Sineann Zinfandel Old Vine Columbia Valley 2013 ($39.95) $33 staff pic special

“From century old vines, this juicy, dense wine offers plenty to like. Plums, raspberries, and figs with smooth, supple tannins, and a long, lingering finish. Delicious.”



Special Feature

Bodega Bernabeleva

Located just 45 minutes away from Madrid within the San Martín sub-zone is Bernabeleva, a tiny little biodynamic winery producing wines of incredible value.  Bernabeleva which translates to “path of the bear” was named in 1929 when the site was discovered containing relics of its Celtic past, including ancient bears carved from boulders marking the forests dedicated to the goddess of the hunt.  The estate resides in the small village of Pelayos de la Presa, next to San Martín de Valdeiglesias, a historic town after which the sub-appellation takes its name.  The winery has 35 hectares of 65-80 year old biodynamic vineyards consisting of indigenous varieties, with the focus being to “show off differences in orientation, vegetation, altitude and soil of each locale.”

Soils consist of infertile tawny sands formed from decomposed granite, using extremely minimal treatment (only if necessary), following the laws of biodynamics.  Organic matter levels are kept by addition of their own native cattle manure and all field work and pruning is performed following the phases of the moon.   These infertile soils make it difficult for the vines, forcing them to struggle and reach down deep for nutrients and minerals, ultimately produce fruit with more complexities and layers of flavor and character.  All bunches are hand harvested and the grapes are foot stomped and left to ferment naturally in upright wooden vats.  In the winery, they focus on maintaining the virtues of the raw material they obtain from the vineyard.  These wines are of excellent value, coming from a lesser-known sub-appellation in Spain and producing wines full of grace, expressing the characteristics of the vineyards and their surroundings

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Bodega Bernabeleva Camino Navaherreros Madrid 2012 ($19.95) $16 special

Case-12 Bodega Bernabeleva Camino Navaherreros Madrid 2012 ($199.95) $169 special (that’s only $14 / bottle!)**

Stephen Tanzer 91 points “Vivid ruby-red.  Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of raspberry, potpourri and Asian spices.  Silky, penetrating red fruit and rose pastille flavors pick up a mineral nuance with air.  Clings with excellent tenacity on the vibrant finish, which features fine-grained tannins and a touch of blood orange.”

Bodega Bernabeleva Navaherreros Tinto De Madrid 2011($24.95) $21.90 special

Stephen Tanzer 92 points “Bright ruby-red.  Flamboyant aromas of raspberry, Asian spices, pungent herbs and white pepper.  Dense, juicy and focused, offering mineral-driven flavors of raspberry, spice cake and rose pastille.  The incisive finish features silky tannins and an echo of juicy red fruit.  This sexy wine is delicious right now.”

Bodega Bernabeleva Arroyo Del Tortolas 2010 ($41.95) $33 special

Stephen Tanzer 93 points “(all Garnacha, raised in small and large oak, 25% of it new):  Vivid ruby-red.  A powerful bouquet offers red and dark berry preserves, minerals, Asian spices and fresh flowers.  Fleshy black raspberry and candied rose flavors are deep and palate-staining, but there’s no sign of excess weight.  Turns spicier on the sweet, gently tannic finish, which clings with superb tenacity.”


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Time to Say Goodbye

Two Icons – Four Wines:

“The 2011 wines remind me of richer and more concentrated versions of their 2007 counterparts. Moreover,they speak very clearly of the underlying terroirs so while I don’t think they’ll make anyone forget 2010, they are first-rate wines in their own right.” – Eric Remy, Domaine Leflaive

“I agree with Eric Remy that the domaine’s 2011s are indeed lovely wines.”

– Allen Meadows,

Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 2011 ($109.95) $79 special

Burghound 88-91 points “A similar if less expressive nose is trimmed in just enough wood to notice. There is really lovely purity of expression to the energetic and beautifully well-detailed medium weight flavors that are notably tighter and better focused before terminating in a lightly mineral-inflected, dry and persistent finish. This should also be lovely with a few years of bottle age.”

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Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet Les Clavoillons 2011 ($139.95) $99 special

Wine Spectator 94 points “Terrific from start to finish, this white starts out with lime blossom, apple, citronella and mineral aromas and flavors. Creamy yet fluid, intense yet airy, with harmony and a long aftertaste of citrus and stone. Best from 2016 through 2026.”

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“At a time in life when many of his colleagues have begun to slow down, Bruno Giacosa continues to make stunning wines of the highest level. Of course Giacosa has the good fortune of having the services of long-time oenologist Dante Scaglione, who is one of the most prodigiously talented winemakers in Italy.” -Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Rabaja 2005 ($219.95) $149 special

Wine Advocate 94+ points “The 2005 Barbaresco Rabaja is the densest and richest of these 2005 Barbarescos. Because it is aged in a slightly smaller cask, the wine shows an explosive personality along with some oak nuances that require bottle age to settle down. This muscular Barbaresco resonates on the palate with layers of spiced, mentholated dark cherries, minerals and licorice. It remains a dense, structured and primary wine in need of serious bottle age for the firm tannins to melt away. This, too, is a sublime wine from Bruno Giacosa. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2025.”

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Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto 2005 ($249.95) $149 special

Wine Advocate & Stephen Tanzer 94 points “The 2005 Barolo Falletto offers up a gorgeous bouquet of red cherries, flowers, spices and menthol. This is a relatively delicate, elegant Barolo Falletto yet it offers gorgeous balance, tons of inner perfume and a long, refined finish. It is one of the overachievers in 2005. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.”WA

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