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Weekend Newsletter – 9-18-20

In Today’s Newsletter:

Hot Off The Press:
Antonio Galloni’s Latest Tuscan Reviews
Featuring: Felsina, Volpaia & Fontodi


The Next Star of Cornas:
Domaine Lionnet


New Wine Advocate Reviews on Champagne

Trending

Ending Soon:
Don’t miss our subscriber sale on Quintessa


Elvio Cogno:
Hot Offer on Latest Releases!


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Hot Off The Press:

Antonio Galloni’s Latest Tuscan Reviews

Featuring: Felsina, Volpaia & Fontodi


Felsina

Coming at the heels of high praise from the Wine Advocate, James Suckling, Decanter and Wine Spectator, it’s no surprise that Galloni was enthusiastic about the 2017 Fontalloro. We’ve always loved this star of the cellar, and we know you’ll love the latest release.

“Fèlsina fans will find much to like in the 2017s… As always, the wines are deep and rich, with that distinct element of wildness that is so characteristic of the Sangioveses of Castelnuovo Berardenga.
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Thursday Special 9-17-20

In This Newsletter:

Joseph Phelps Insignia

Quintesssa Subscriber Special

Wine of the Week: Pendulum 2018

Remelluri & Lindes de Remelluri Subscriber Sale

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Joseph Phelps Insignia 

The Next 1997?

The Insignia is high royalty of Napa – a true iconic bottling. This is California’s homage to a red Bordeaux blend. In 2016, it takes profundity to the next level.

Arriving September 25th:

Only eighteen bottles available!
Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia, Napa Valley 2016 750ML ($319.95) $219 pre-arrival special
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate 99 points
“Bottled in January 2019, the 2016 Insignia is a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec, aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak barrels. Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is a little reticent to begin, needing a fair bit of coaxing to reveal beautifully beguiling notions of wild blueberries, warm blackberries, black currant cordial, cloves and cedar chest with nuances of camphor, yeast extract, charcuterie and candied violets.
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Wednesday Newsletter 9-16-20

In Today’s Newsletter:

Elvio Cogno:
Hot New Offer


Remelluri & Lindes de Remelluri Subscriber Sale

Trending

Diebolt-Vallois:
Budget Friendly Champagne
&
Bonus Wine Spectator Insider Review:
Lilbert Fils


Day Wines Momtazi Vineyard Pinot Noir

Fondreche’s Ventoux Stunners

Collector’s Corner:
Cult Wines from Comando G / Daniel Landi

 
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Elvio Cogno:

Hot New Offer on Latest Releases!


Elvio Cogno was instrumental in putting the Ravera cru on the map. Born and raised in Novello, the village associated with the famous vineyard, he left his partnership with Marcarini in his sixties to start his namesake winery in 1990.  He purchased Cascina Nuova, an underperforming but historic estate, and started making classically-styled wines under his own name from the Ravera cru.

The resulting wines have been stupendous ever since, prompting a rush on land in Novello (and Ravera in particular), but no wineries have surpassed the original master and his son-in-law (winemaker since ’96 Valter Fissore—who is arguably even more talented than Elvio).  
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Midweek VinopolPick 9-15-20

In Today’s Newsletter:

As Close to Margaux as You Can Get
And Under $17


Featured New Arrival
Nin-Ortiz: Priorat Stars


94-Point, Under $30 Super Tuscan

Vie di Romans – Friuli Stars

Trending

Rose of the Day
Grapelive Reviews a Classic


Fossacole’s 97-Point Brunello, Arriving Friday
Plus, More Highlights From a Dream Brunello Vintage


Collector’s Corner
New Wines from Emidio Pepe


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As Close to Margaux as You Can Get

And Under $17

 

Thin lines separate legendary deals from standard-issue value.  Case in point? Saint Jacques de Siran—technically the third wine from the legendary Chateau Siran—is made entirely from vines that immediate border their main vineyard.  Chateau Siran is in Margaux, Saint Jacques de Siran is not—they’re separated by a line on a map, and not much else.
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Monday Newsletter 9-14-20

In This Newsletter:

2018 La Grosse Pierre Beaujolais

New Week – New Arrivals

Trending

Staff Pick


Schaller Chablis, Adriano Barbaresco & Hugues Godme

Collector’s Corner:
Regal Roumier



2018 La Grosse Pierre Beaujolais

Arriving Late September


Pauline Passot took advantage of her family’s long history growing grapes in Chiroubles to found a small winery in 2016. Their parcels are ancient, with nothing younger than 40 years-old and some vines are 70, 90, or even 100 years old. With such quality material, she crafts classically-styled Beaujolais. Of course in Burgundy proper, the juice of similarly ancient Pinot Noir vines would set you back $100-$500/bottle. Fortunately, some fool in the 14th century decreed the grape as ‘disloyal’ and 600 years later, Passot’s gems are under $25/bottle.
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