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Azienda Agricole Cogno
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Wine Advocate 93+ points “The 2020 Morgon Château Gaillard derives from a one-hectare parcel of old massal selection vines located within the climat of Douby and in its first year of organic certification. Wafting from the glass with aromas of cherries, raspberries, plums and spices, it’s medium to full-bodied, lively and concentrated, with ripe but youthfully chewy tannins and a long, sapid finish. It’s a fine addition to the domaine’s range of singularly age-worthy Morgon bottlings.”
Domaine Louis Claude Desvignes Morgon Javernieres 2021 750ml $39 special, 24 bottles available
Wine Advocate 94 points “There’s no Impenitents bottling this year, so everything went into the 2021 Morgon Côte du Py Javernières, a brilliant effort in this challenging vintage. Unfurling in the glass with aromas of cherries, ripe plums, wild berries, vine smoke and petals, it’s medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, with terrific mid-palate volume, ripe tannins, tangy acids and a long, penetrating finish.”
Domaine Louis Claude Desvignes Morgon Montpelain 2021 750ml $33 special, 24 bottles available
Wine Advocate 91 points “The 2021 Morgon Montpelain opens in the glass with a delicately spicy bouquet of red berries, plums and vine smoke, followed by a medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy palate framed by fine, powdery tannins that assert themselves with gentle grip on the finish. This is always one of the more classically structured wines in the range, and that’s true even in this open, giving vintage.”
Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissee 2019 750ml $41.90 special, 12 bottles available
Vinous 97 points “The 2019 Le Pergole Torte is all class and refinement. At the same time, the 2019 is quite reticent at this stage. In this tasting, the Pergole Torte comes across as more refined and aromatically expressive than the Montevertine, with lovely brightness driving the red berry fruit. Elegant and sophisticated, the 2019 is a wine to treasure for the next several decades. Time in the glass brings out the floral upper register and red Sangiovese fruit of Pergole Torte.”
Wine Advocate 97 points “Holding back initially, this wine simply needs more time in bottle, and I have adjusted the drinking window accordingly. The 2019 Le Pergole Torte is a long-term proposition showing initial stirrings of tart cherry fruit, plum, licorice, tobacco and crushed stone. There is a pretty floral tone of violet or rosemary flower even now. Winemaking takes this special selection of 100% Sangiovese though cement and Allier and Slavonian oak. The balanced acidity stands out nicely. There are 29,000 bottles of the 2019 vintage, and I recommend you put yours in the cellar for five to 10 more years.”
Wine Advocate 94 points “Medium ruby-purple, the 2019 Game Trail Cabernet Sauvignon features scents of blackcurrant and blackcurrant bud, chocolate, star anise, iron and violet. Powerful yet fresh, the full-bodied palate has loads of grainy tannins and bright sparks of acidity highlighting its floral perfume. It has mineral-streaked fruits and a long, layered finish with singular wafts of incense.”
Marietta Cellars Gibson Block Syrah, McDowell Valley 2019 750ml $49.95 special, 10 bottles available
Wine Advocate 95 points “Deep ruby-purple, the 2019 Gibson Block Syrah has a core of cassis and soaring violet perfume with accents of coffee beans, dark chocolate, aniseed and mint. The full-bodied palate is powerful and concentrated with broody, iron-laced fruits, pleasantly chewy tannins and bright freshness elevating floral perfume on the finish.”
La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza 2015
James Suckling 96 points ” A rich nose of raspberry, crushed strawberry, blueberry, coconut, cedar and sweet spice. It’s medium-to full-bodied with fine tannins and fresh acidity. Creamy, balanced and layered with vibrant, spicy character. Long and polished.”
Wine Advocate 94 points ” I tasted two vintages of their sleek and polished blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha, the oldest of which is the 2015 Viña Ardanza Reserva. It’s a blend of 78% Tempranillo and 22% Garnacha (because they found that they needed a little more volume in the wine) from a powerful, warm and ripe year, very interesting to compare with the 2016. They consider 2015 a very good vintage; they compare it with 2001, a year when they produced all the wines. There are three wines from 2015, and there is something in common in all thee wines. The grapes were picked in mid-October and put through optical sorting to ferment followed by malolactic until the end of the year. The wine matured in used American oak barrels—the Tempranillo for 36 months with six manual rackings and the Garnacha for 30 months with five rackings. I find it to be more tertiary, with hints of leather and cured meat and a little wild, very spicy.”
Vinous 94 points “Deep magenta. An intensely perfumed bouquet evokes ripe black raspberry, cherry cola, potpourri, tobacco and exotic spices, plus a smoky mineral flourish. Sweet and broad in the mouth, offering lush red and blue fruit, spicecake, mocha and coconut flavors that firm up on the back half. Finishes extremely long and spicy, with resonating florality, gently chewy tannins and lingering oak spice notes.”
-Valter Fissore, son in law of Elio Cogno
Azienda Agricola Cogno is an Italian winery located in the Piedmont region. The winery was founded in 1990 by Elvio Cogno and his wife Nadia, who both came from families with long-standing wine-making traditions in the area.
Elvio Cogno was a highly respected winemaker who had previously worked at some of the most prestigious wineries in the Piedmont region, including the historic Marcarini winery. At Azienda Agricola Cogno, he and Nadia focused on making traditional, high-quality wines that expressed the unique character of the local terroir. The wines have received numerous accolades and is considered one of the top Barolos in the region.Since Elvio’s passing in 2018, the winery has been run by Nadia and their children, Valter and Federica, who continue to uphold the family’s commitment to producing high-quality, traditional wines.
Cogno Nebbiolo Montegrilli 2019 750ml $28 special, 36+ bottles available
Cogno Nebbiolo 2019 6 bottle case $149 special, 3+ cases available
Wine Advocate 92+ Points “This is a terrific Piedmont red to pair with a classic quiche Lorraine. The Elvio Cogno 2019 Langhe Nebbiolo Montegrilli is a delicate and fragile expression with bright accents of chopped mint and medicinal herb that hover over a core of wild cherry and dried raspberry. The wine delivers soft and smooth aromas that define the character of this pretty wine. Dusty tannins and some lingering mineral notes frame a polished finish. A portion of the wine sees whole-cluster fermentation, and winemaking is straightforward in stainless steel. Some 10,000 bottles were released.”
Cogno Nebbiolo Montegrilli 2017 750ml $29 special, 17 bottles available
Vinous “The 2017 Langhe Nebbiolo Montegrilli is a very pretty wine. The warm, dry vintage has give Cogno’s Nebbiolo an extra kick of richness, but without robbing the wine of its personality. Sweet dried cherry, mint, tobacco, crushed flowers and anise all flesh out in an expansive, inviting Nebbiolo that will drink nicely for at least a number of years.”
Cogno Cascina Nuova 2016 6 bottle case $299 special, 2 cases available
Wine Enthusiast 96 Points “Rose, woodland berry and baking spice shape the nose along with crushed mint notes on this fragrant red. The savory, polished palate boasts succulent raspberry, ripe strawberry and white pepper before taut tannins and bright acidity reveal a firm, elegant structure. Star anise lingers on the finish. Drink 2023–2036.”
Cogno Barolo Ravera 2017 750ml $94.5 special, 35 bottles available
Jeb Dunnuck 97 Points “The 2017 Barolo Ravera makes a statement with its intense aromas of licorice, kirsch, pipe tobacco, and spice. Revealing a balanced and chiseled structure, the palate conveys dried raspberry, blood orange, and dried herbs. A great wine from the 2017 vintage, it feels like it will hold up to the test of time. Drink 2024-2042”
Cogno Bricco Pernice Barolo 2015 750ml $99 special, 28 bottles available
Cogno Bricco Pernice 2015 6 bottle case $559 special, 2 cases available
Wine Enthusiast 97 Points “Cellar Selection. Enticing scents of rose, iris, perfumed berry and an earthy whiff of truffle shape the fragrant nose on this dazzling wine. The delicious, full-bodied palate boasts structure and a weightless elegance, delivering juicy Marasca cherry, cherry compote, cinnamon and star anise. Taut polished tannins and fresh acidity provide balance and an elegant structure. It’s already irresistible but will also age well for years. Drink 2022–2035.”
Geologic diversity along with the variation of vineyard elevation and steepness allows for multiple styles to be produced at the highest level. In addition, the winery is located in a warmer climate which produces grapes of great concentration.
This sale ends Friday the 21th at 10am.
5% off 6-11 bottles of Muller-Catoir wines
10% off 12 or more Muller-Catoir wines
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|2015||Muller-Catoir Burgergarten Breumel Auslese 375 ml||Wine Advocate 96||$39/ 36+
|2017||Muller-Catoir Burgergarten Riesling 750ml||Stuart Pigott 96||$29/ 33|
|2017||Muller-Catoir Burgergarten Riesling Spatlese 750ml||Stuart Pigott 95||$29.50/ 31|
|2018||Muller-Catoir Mussbach Riesling Kabinett 750ml||$24/ 36+|
|2018||Muller-Catoir Haardt Riesling Trocken 750ml||Stuart Pigott 93||$24/ 36+|
|2018||Muller-Catoir Haardt Muskateller 750ml||$24/ 36+|
|2018||Muller-Catoir Gimmeldingen Riesling Trocken 750ml||$24/36+|
|2018||Muller-Catoir Gimmeldingen Riesling Kabinett 750ml||$24/ 36+|
|2018||Muller-Catoir Mandelgarten Riesling Spatlese 750ml||$29/ 36+|
|2018||Muller-Catoir Scheurebe Mandelring Spatlese 750ml||$33/ 27|
|2018||Muller-Catoir Burgergarten Riesling Trocken 750ml||Wine Advocate 90+ points||$33/ 36+|
|2018||Muller-Catoir Burgergarten Riesling Spatlese 750ml||Stuart Pigott 94||$33/36+|
|2018||Muller-Catoir Herrenletten Trocken Riesling 750ml||Wine Spectator 94||$36.50/ 36+
|2018||Muller-Catoir Herzog Rieslaner TBA 375ml||$99/ 36+|
Featuring the wines of Chateau Peyrassol & Clos Ste Magdeleine!
5% off 6-11 bottles of Rosé
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Chateau Peyrassol is a historic winery located in the heart of the Var department in Provence. The rich history of this winery dates back to 1204, when the Count of Provence, Alphonse II, donated the estate to the Order of the Knights Templar. Under various owners both religious and secular, the winery was finally brought into the modern world at the hands of Francois Rigord in the 1970’s, who transformed it into the internationally renowned rose producer it is today.
Peyrassol La Croix De Peyrassol Rose 2021 750ml $18 special, 36+ bottles available
Beautiful pale pink in color, with distinct bluish hues. This expressive blend opens immediately with notes of small red fruits carried
Peyrassol Rose 2018 1.5L $69 special, 7 bottles available
Wine Advocate “This is the elite cuvée of the estate relying as it does on grapes harvested from the oldest vines of the domaine (35 years and older). Principally composed of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah, the “Chateau” bottling also sees the addition, from time-to-time of Tibouren, the ancient and regal Provencale grape.”
Peyrassol Le Clos Peyrassol Rose 2021 750ml $69 special, 34 bottles available
Peyrassol Le Clos Peyrassol Rose 2021 1.5L $129 special, 15 bottles available
Importer’s Note “Beautiful pale pink in color, with distinct bluish hues. This expressive blend opens immediately with notes of small red fruits carried on a savory undertone of garrigue. There is a refreshing touch of greenness on the palate which gives this fresh, lively wine its truly thirst-quenching character.”
Peyrassol Le Clos Rose 2019 1.5L $129 special, 9 bottles available
Wine Advocate 93 Points “… offers up scents of crushed stone, garrigue, white peach and lime, all tinged with tart red berries. It’s medium-bodied on the palate, with a silky-wet stone feel and a lingering finish that seems to build in red fruit intensity while remaining citrusy and refreshing at the same time. One of the best wines in this year’s tasting… “
Château Peyrassol Provence Rose 2017 3L $159 special, 6 bottles available
Importer note “Made entirely from estate fruit in 2017, “Chateau” is primarily Cinsault, with increasingly smaller amounts of Grenache, Mourvedre, Tibouren, and Syrah. This is a higher-toned, more floral, more filigree wine than its brother above, with subtle herbal notes framing clean, lifted fruit on the nose. Though equally as dense—and perhaps more penetrating due to its more overt mineral character—it is no richer than the “Commanderie,” and it expresses the vintage’s firm tension with elegance.”
Peyrassol Château Rose 2018 6L $319 special, 2 bottles available
Wine Advocate “This is the elite cuvée of the estate relying as it does on grapes harvested from the oldest vines of the domaine (35 years and older). Principally composed of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah, the “Chateau” bottling also sees the addition, from time-to-time of Tibouren, the ancient and regal Provencale grape. This Rosé is produced via the “direct press” method and has a long cuvaison
This is the one winery in the world where a picture is really worth a thousand words. It’d be more than enough to drink the roses of this producer if only to imagine oneself facing the Mediterranean Sea, but it doesn’t hurt that they’re absolutely delicious too. Bright fruit, Provencal herbs, and a salty minerality that endlessly refreshes. Get these in your cellar before the summer heat demands them!
Clos Ste Magdeleine Cote De Provence Rose 2020 750ml $23.50 special, 25 bottles available
Clos Ste Magdeleine Cote De Provence Rose 2021 750ml $21.90 special, 20 bottles available
Importer Note: 35% Grenache, 35% Cinsault, 20% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah. Vines planted in 1979-1999 (30 years average) on clay and limestone soill. Certified Organic.
Clos Ste Magdeleine Cassis Rose 2021 750ml $29 special, 8 bottles available
Clos Ste Magdeleine Marie de Magdala Rose 2021 750ml $33 special, 11 bottles available
#1 Top 100 Cellar Selections 2022 – Wine Enthusiast
Wine Spectator 98 Points “This vivid Champagne shows up-front and linear definition, thanks to rapierlike acidity, with finely meshed flavors of ripe black cherry and mandarin orange fruit, raw almond, anise and cardamom spice as well as a touch of honeycomb, which all unfurl and expand on the fine, creamy palate. Sleek acidity continues through to the finish, with additional racy character provided by a streak of minerally saline and chalk, which gains momentum through the midpalate and rings out on the well-cut, lasting finish. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Drink now through 2040”
Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2013 750ml $619 Special, 3 Bottles Available
Wine Advocate 99 Points “A candidate for wine-of-the-vintage honors in Champagne, Roederer’s 2013 Cristal Rosé is showing brilliantly, unfurling in the glass with notes of crisp orchard fruit, white flowers, red berries, stone fruit, freshly baked bread and tangerine oil. Full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, the vintage’s bright girdling acids are amply cloaked in exuberant, expressive and notably concentrated fruit; so while this Cristal is as tensile and age-worthy as one would expect, it’s also impressively fleshy and generous given the year. Concluding with an intensely sapid finish, the 2013 isn’t as overtly structured as the muscular, tightly wound 2012: rather, it’s the 2013’s alliance of cut and flesh, precision and charm that’s so compelling this year. This is another banner vintage for what I consider the reigning champion of the region’s tête de cuvée bottlings, and it will be worth an effort to acquire.”
Vinous 98 Points “The 2013 Cristal Rosé is searingly intense right out of the glass, just like the Blanc, except it has a bit more fleshiness because of the skin contact on the Pinot. Cristal Rosé has one of the best track records for aging in Champagne. I suspect the 2013 will join the ranks of the epic vintages, but it is painfully tight today. The blend is 55% Pinot Noir (from Aÿ) and 45% Chardonnay (from Avize and Mesnil) done in the classic Roederer infusion style in which Pinot Noir is vinified on the skins and then blended with Chardonnay to complete the fermentation. About 25% of the lots were done in oak, while malolactic fermentation was blocked.”
Louis Roederer Cristal Vinotheque 1999 750ml $1245 special, 3 bottles available
James Suckling 98 Points “The nose has such beautiful, autolysis character with brown-mushroom and toasted-almond aromas. The nose has still-fresh lemons and oyster shell. Very smooth, pastry-like texture on the palate with even layers and a core of fresh lemons and peaches. The striking thing here is the balance and melted-together complexity. In a very great place. This spent seven years sur latte, seven sur pointe and was disgorged in 2014. Drink now.”
Bollinger R.D. 2004 1.5L $519 special, 4 bottles available
Wine & Spirits 98 Points “Time has graced this wine, proving the value of Bollinger’s policy of long aging on the lees followed by prompt release after disgorgement. This RD (Recently Disgorged) 2004 is a joyous wine, staunch, cold and powerful at first, transforming to fresh fruit shadowed by darker tones of barrel fermentation. As it opens in the glass, revealing racy energy, a range of floral pear and apple flavors emerge, resonant with a sense of limestone capturing the sun and reflecting it back in pale power. Enjoy this over the course of an evening as its presence shifts, providing varied perspectives on a great Champagne.”
Wine Enthusiast 98 Points “Top 100 Cellar Selection in 2019. The wine’s name stands for recently disgorged and this vintage Champagne was taken off its lees in 2018. That gave many years for it to develop its depth of flavor, richness and beautifully memorable toasty flavors. Drink through 2028.”
Pommery Cuvee Louise Brut 2004 1.5L $279 special, 8 bottles available
James Suckling 95 points “A very fine-textured Champagne with lovely density and finesse. The bubbles roll off the palate. Full body. Extremely creamy and flavorful. Shows wonderful finesse and a lovely, chalky, lemon-curd and brioche aftertaste. Drink now.”
Wine Enthusiast 94 points “Pommery’s prestige Champagne is named after one of the great Champagne widows of the 19th century who took over when her husband, Alexandre Pommery, died. It is a rich, mature wine, with toast and almond flavors as much as fruit. Full of mineral Chardonnay (60% of the blend), this ripe wine is very ready to drink.”
Wine Spectator 93 points “Bright and minerally, featuring smoke and pastry dough notes layered with lemon curd and pureed black currant details, riding the lively bead. Offers a creamy finish, with a lightly floral overtone. Drink now through 2024. 16,666 cases made.”
Georges Laval Cumieres Les Hautes Chevres Blanc de Noirs Premier Cru Brut Nature 2015 750ml $249 special, 3 bottles available
John Gilman 96 points “The 2015 les Haut Chèvres from Vincent Laval is flat out brilliant young wine… The 2015 version was disgorged at the end of February of 2020 and is beautifully expressive aromatically today, wafting from the glass in a blend of white peach, beautiful, gently musky meunier floral tones, a complex base of chalky soil elements, a bit of buttery oak, a touch of fresh nutmeg and lemon blossoms. On the palate the wine is precise, pure and full-bodied, with a great core of fruit, even better mineral drive, bright, buried acids and stunning length and grip on the complex and vibrant finish.
Laurent-Perrier Alexandra Rose 1990 750ml $599 special, 2 bottles available
Wine Spectator 94 points “Beautifully done. Vigorous and almost chewy, this intense, full-bodied rosé exudes mint, berry and wood aromas and flavors. Muscular and dense, with a character that engages the palate and needs contemplation or food.”
Wine Enthusiast 94 points “It’s a pale wine, on the rose side of gold, a beautiful visual introduction to a stunning wine. The strawberry flavors are wrapped in a silvery texture, crisply dry, and despite the intensity of fruit, the wine seems weightless on the palate. It’s gorgeous now, but, amazingly, just a baby. It’s long-term future is assured. Twenty years from now, this will be heavenly.”
Robert Parker 94 points “This wine was recommended, but no tasting note was given.”
Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill Brut 2013 750ml $319 special, 8 bottles available
Wine Enthusiast 98 points “Although ready to drink, this very fine Champagne has plenty of aging to go. With its rich Pinot Noir and ripe fruits, it is generous while also fully textured. Complex and balanced, mature fruit and toast working together, this is a great wine.”
Jeb Dunnuck 97 points “The 2013 Champagne Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill Brut, composed of 95% Pinot Noir, is the 20th release of this cuvée, and this version is robust, classic, and noble in its expression. The color is a medium straw, and the aromas are complex and compelling, with smoke, graham biscuit, currant, and orange marmalade. It has immediate appeal and charm. The palate is structured, yet refreshing, and savory with grip and an energetic citrus that doesn’t seem to taper.”
Vinous 97 points”The 2013 Brut Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill is fabulous. Rich and remarkably pure, the 2013 is super- expressive right out of the gate. Bright saline notes cut through a core of lemon confit, dried flowers, apricot, tangerine peel, mint and sage. As compelling as the 2013 is, it really needs more time to open a bit. There is a feeling of transparency here that is so alluring. The 2013 is a terrific example of power with no excess weight in Champagne. I loved it. Disgorged: July 2021. Dosage is 7 grams per liter. “
Wine Advocate 96 points “The 2013 Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill has turned out especially well, wafting from the glass with aromas of orange oil, confit lemon and crisp golden orchard fruit, complemented by subtle hints of brioche and clear honey. Medium to full-bodied, pillowy and seamless, with a deep core of fruit, bright acids and a beautifully refined mousse, this is an elegant, penetrating rendition of Churchill that stands out for its charm and effortlessness.”
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut 2004 750ml $279 special, 18 bottles available
Antonio Galloni 96 points “I am thrilled with the way the 2004 Comtes de Champagne continues to evolve in bottle. A few years ago, the 2004 was quite focused and linear, in the style of the vintage, but more recently, the wine has begun to fill out beautifully. The 2004 remains bright, with a full range of citrus, white flower and mineral nuances that dance on the palate. A brisk, saline-infused finish rounds things out beautifully in a Comtes that impresses for its crystalline purity. I expect the 2004 will always remain a bit cool next to the more opulent 2002, but it is still drop-dead gorgeous.”
Decanter 96 points “It was a dry vintage up to August, which turned exceptionally wet and cool. September saved the vintage with the ideal weather conditions – low rainfall and cool nights. The graceful nose opens to white flowers, ripe apricot and citrus hints. It is tense and refined, with a vivid mineral core balanced by pristine acidity and some toasted notes on the finish. It’s not the most expressive today, but wait for it to awaken. This is built for cellaring. Drinking Window 2025 – 2040.”
Wine Spectator 96 points “A rich and enticing aroma of roasted hazelnut heralds this elegant blanc de blancs, with flavors of pastry, poached apple, crystallized honey and candied ginger riding the finely detailed mousse. This is a touch smoky, presenting a resonant minerality on the finish. Drink now through 2029. 500 cases imported. — AN”
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