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Weekend VinopolPick 12-6-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

Collector’s Corner
Hudelot-Noellat’s Insider Vosne + Chambolle

Trending Wines

A Rosé in Winter

William Fevre’s Top Tier ’17s

Staff Pick: A Sicilian Favorite

A Vinopolis Bestselling Chateauneuf Returns Next Week

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Collector’s Corner

Hudelot-Noellat’s Insider Vosne + Chambolle

Hudelot-Noëllat has remained a true insider’s secret in Burgundy—a venerable domaine with great holdings whose pricing has yet to catch up with the quality and rarity of their wines.  The current winemaking team has pushed Hudelot-Noëllat to new heights and the wines are still values, even if they are expensive.

At first glance, it may seem odd to call a wine priced in the many hundreds of dollars a value.  Yet, when we talk about the very top tier of Burgundy, this sort of conversation gets common.  

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Midweek Addition 12-4-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

The Iconic Wines of Corton-Charlemagne

Collector’s Corner
Bevan Cellars’ Near-Perfect Cabernet

Castello di Bolgheri and Tuscany’s Bordeaux Inspired Values

Trending Wines

Saint Cosme’s Stellar 2017’s

A Star of the 2015 Barolo Vintage Arrives Next Week

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The Iconic Wines of Corton-Charlemagne

The hill of Corton is the most recognizable landmark in Burgundy and the whites that come off of it are as iconic as the sight of the site.  Cascadingly mineral, effusively aromatic and packed with depth and age-worthiness, the wines of Corton-Charlemagne are a jewel of Burgundy.

When they’re on, only the Grand Crus of Montrachet and its satellites rival top-tier Corton-Charlemagne.  In the hands of a producer like Coche, there’s not a more desirable wine in Burgundy and even more affordable examples offer intense white Burgundy experiences.  

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Midweek VinopolPick 12-3-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

A Perfect Pinot Present
Presenting: Sequitur Vertical Gift Packs

New Releases from Cayuse

Hot Pricing on a California Sparkling Favorite

New Washington Reviews from Stephen Tanzer at Vinous

Top Tier in Everything But Price:
Brovia’s Elite, Traditional Barolo

Trending Wines

Our California Pinot & Syrah Offer of the Year

The Aristocratic Whites of Muller-Catoir

The Long Shadows Collection Box

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A Perfect Pinot Present

Presenting: Sequitur Vertical Gift Packs

Look no further for a gift for a lover of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.  We’ve got three-pack, mini-verticals of Mike Etzel’s standout Sequitur Pinot Noir arriving on Friday and these little boxes are a perfect present (to someone else or yourself).

If you’re unfamiliar with the estate, allow us a quick introduction: Mike Etzel (Beaux Freres) planted, farmed and vinified this site just up the hill from the Beaux Freres estate vineyard.  

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Monday Newsletter – 12-1-19

In Today’s Newsletter

Trending Wines

Staff Picks Round Up
Wines for Your Table

Stock Up on the Best of Tuscany

Collector’s Corner
Highlights from Domaine Dujac

Arriving Wednesday
94 Point Bordeaux – Under $20?

Older and Rare Champagne from de Venoge

A Trove of ’14 and ’15 Bordeaux

Trending Wines

Our heavily discounted Rombauer stocks are running down, but the Merlot remains a sleeper hit.
Rombauer Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot, California 2014 750ML ($49.95) $21.90 special, 36+ bottles in stock now
Case-12 Rombauer Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot, California 2014 750ML ($449.95) $219 special (that’s only $18.25/bottle!)
Wine Spectator 91 points
“Rich, ripe and full of powerful flavors of Christmas pudding, dark cherry and black currant that are backed by muscular acidity and tannins.
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Weekend VinopolPick 11-29-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

Black Friday Specials:
A Tuscan Icon at $20+ Off the Next Best Price
Our California Pinot & Syrah Offer of the Year

Case Specials for Holiday Parties

Black Friday Wines From Austria and Alsace

The Hidden Rhone Gems of St. Jean du Barroux

Collector’s Corner

The Undervalued Greatness of Domaine Huet

A Stunning Super Tuscan from a Chianti Favorite

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Black Friday Special

A Tuscan Icon at $20+ Off the Next Best Price

When we get a chance to offer a wine for more than $20 off the next best price, we’re very, very interested.  When that producer is an icon of their region and the bottling is one of their very best—we’re in all the way. In this case, we’re offering two vintages of Castello di Gabbiano’s top Chianti Gran Selezione (the excellent “Bellezza” bottling at prices that are stunning compared to the rest of the market.
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