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Vinopolis Newsletter – Monday, Sept 23rd, 2019

In Today’s Newsletter:

2017 Cristom Single Vineyard Pinots

New Grapelive Spanish Review:
Daniel Landi

Dujac’s 2017s

New Arrivals

Trending Wines

Rosé of the Day

Benoit Dehu’s Stunning Champagnes

Return of a Vinopolis Classic Chateauneuf:
Olivier Hillaire

Arriving Friday

2017 Cristom Single Vineyard Pinots

Cristom is one of the Hallowed Names in Oregon.  They’ve been a top name since their inception in 1993 and make reference point wines from their beautiful estate vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills.  Much of the credit for their success goes to their vineyards—located just below Bethel Heights and Temperance Hill, truly Cristom is one of the Grand Cru sites of Oregon.  The rest of the credit goes to Steve Doerner, their winemaker since the beginning, who made a name for Calera in the 80’s before moving to Oregon and becoming a local legend.
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Weekend VinopolPick 9-20-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

Beaux Freres Flash Sale
Plus Special Sequitur Sale Pricing

First Offer: 2017 Fourrier

Featured New Arrival: Agathe Bursin’s Wonderful 2018’s

Newly Arrived Wines from Vajra

Bastide Blanche: Budget Bandol

Sea Smoke’s Cult Pinots

Collector’s Corner

New Champagnes from Georges Laval

The Sleeping Giant of the Rhone


Beaux Freres Weekend Flash Sale
Beaux Freres is one of the Great Names in Oregon wine—one of the wineries that helped put the Willamette Valley on the map.  Big, rich wines with lots of character (plus a familial relation to the Mayor of Monkton) mean that these wines were some of the earliest sought-after wines from our corner of the wine world.  They continue to make excellent wines and we’re excited to offer them to you at pricing that’s more exceptional than usual—but just for the rest of the weekend.  
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Midweek Addition 9-18-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

First Offer: 2015 Brovia Barolos

Verticals of Sequitur
Including Their Rare Chardonnay


New Reviews from Wine Spectator Insider

Bandol’s All-Season Rosé

Wine Spectator’s Excited About 2018 in Germany
Featuring the Wines of Merkelbach, Diel,
Spreitzer, Von Winning, and More!

One of the Highest Scoring Estates in Chateauneuf


First Offer:

2015 Brovia Barolo

It’s remarkable that even as Brovia’s star is rising in the echelons of Barolo, prices have yet to seriously escalate for these wines. They stand with any producer’s collection of Baroli and yet are priced below many ‘name’ producers that are making wines of less character and interest.  For traditionally made Barolo, these are some of the best wines you can buy (at any price, really, but especially for the price).
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Midweek Vinopolpick 9-17-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

Rare and Excellent: Heidsieck’s Blanc de Millenaires

The Hottest German Pinot Noir Producer is in the House

Trending Wines

Stocking Up on Tuscan Classics

…Wait, They Make Rose?

Dagueneau’s Finest Vintage?

Gaja’s Brunello at National-Best Pricing

Jaboulet’ s Stellar 16’s


Rare and Excellent

Heidsieck’s Blanc de Millenaires

Charles Heidsieck might be the most picky great house in Champagne.  Their top wine, the Blanc de Millenaires, has been released only five times in the last forty years.  Even the most selective of the other great names declare 4-5 vintages a decade (and then there’s Dom Perignon, which skipped only ’01 and ’07 so far in the aughts), but Heidsieck will only release this wine under the most perfect of circumstances (the last vintage released was the epic 1995).  
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Monday Newsletter 9-16-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

Marcus Goodfellow’s Stunning 2017’s

First Offer:
2017 Sea Smoke

Keller Heavy Hitters

New Wines from Vajra

Collector’s Corner:
The Best of Vin Santo


New Arrivals

A US Exclusive Offer
Korrell: A German Riesling Star

2016 Dagueneau

Marcus Goodfellow’s Stunning 2017’s

Including First-Ever Temperance Hill & Block-Designate Bottlings

The release of a new vintage from Goodfellow is one of the most exciting things that happens in the shop—Marcus is one of the premier winemakers in Oregon and any new collection of wine from him is a must-taste (and also must-buy/cellar).  2017 is a return to classic Oregon after years of heat influenced vintages, so it was nice to see the convergence of an old-school year with a new approach to how Marcus is organizing his releases.
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