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Vinopolis Tuesday Newsletter 4-20-2021

In Today’s Newsletter:

Alzinger: Hidden Star of the Wachau

Two Exceptional Bordeaux Values
L’Hêtre & Saint Jacques de Siran


Smart Buys from the Rhône
$25 – $35


Oregon’s Best Value?
Biggio Hamina’s Site-Expressive Pinot Noir


Collector’s Corner #1
Duval-Leroy’s Rare Femme de Champagne


Collector’s Corner #2
Four 100-Point Bordeaux Reds

 
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Alzinger: Hidden Star of the Wachau


The beauty of Austria is something to experience, but there is one area that truly stands out, both for its charm and the amazing wine: the Wachau. This is where you’ll find legends like F.X Pichler and Weingut Knoll within strolling distance of one another. And there is little doubt that having Knoll across the street, creating one of the most iconic white wines in the world, inspired a young Leo Alzinger.
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Vinopolpick Monday Bonus 4-19-21

In Today’s Newsletter:

Classics from Chinon
New Wines from Bernard Baudry


Vocoret’s Delicious (and Affordable) Chablis

The Loire’s Best Natural Wine?
Phillipe Tessier


Spring Arrivals from Bordeaux
Including Cos d’Estournel’s 100-Point 2016


Recently Reduced Pricing
Guímaro’s World-Class Spanish Reds


Exceptional Rhône Values
All Under $25


Collector’s Corner
Oddero’s Majestic Barolo

 
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Classics from Chinon

New Wines from Bernard Baudry


“One of Chinon’s classic, benchmark producers, Bernard Baudry, somewhat surprisingly, only purchased his first two hectares in 1975. Now comprising 32 hectares, the estate is run by his son Matthieu, who joined his father in 2000. Organic since 2006, the Baudrys remain traditionalists, and are blessed with a diversity of terroir surrounding their village of Cravant-les-Coteaux: five vineyard sites variously endowed with clay limestone, sandy limestone, silex and gravel.
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Monday Newsletter 4-19-21

In This Newsletter:

New Arrival Special Feature
Envinate:
At The Forefront of “New Spain”


New Week – New Arrivals

New Review for Beaux Freres’ Second Cousin


Trending

Chateau Lilian Ladouys  & Castiglion del Bosco
Arriving ETA May
 


New Arrival Special Feature

Envinate:

At The Forefront of “New Spain”


Envinate is a small group of winemaking friends (Alfonso Torrente, José Ángel Martínez, Laura Ramos, and Roberto Santana) that seek to highlight the individual terroirs of the Canary Islands and Ribeira Sacra. The friends produce wines of purity with low-intervention winemaking and vineyard management using ancient vineyards.  

Envintage wines are highly sought after as authentic expressions of their terroirs and forerunners of the “New Spanish” wine movement. To quote wine writer Megan Krigbaum of Punch Magazine, “While winemaking driven by these ideals [of old-school and low-intervention management in the vineyard and winery] is commonplace in many parts of Italy and France—where the natural wine movement is manifest—Spain has been slower to adopt a less-is-more aesthetic over the ‘Big Flavor’ (i.e.
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Weekend VinopolPick 4-15-21

In Today’s Newsletter:


Jump Start Specials:
Dutton-Goldfield @ Pricing Too Low for Wine-Searcher
&
New Super Pricing on Day Momtazi Vyd PN!



Vie de Romans: Star Italian Whites

Staff Pick:
Classic Chinon Personified


First Offer: Vietti’s Landmark ’17 Barolos

Podere La Boncie – The New Montevertine

Roagna’s Stunning 2015 Barbarescos

Trending Wines

Collector’s Corner
Poderi Colla: One of the Piedmont’s Great Names


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Dutton-Goldfield Chardonnay

at Pricing Too Low to List On Wine-Searcher

Dutton-Goldfield is one of the premier producers in the Russian River Valley—and we’re bringing you a deal on their Dutton Ranch Chardonnay that is so good, we can’t list it on wine-searcher. If you head to our webstore, you’ll see the single-bottle price—which is already the lowest in the country by $12—but our case price is even lower.
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Vinopolis Tuesday Newsletter 4-13-2021

In Today’s Newsletter:

Featured New Arrival
Schäfer-Fröhlich’s Breathtaking 2018s


Subscriber Special
Raymond Usseglio’s Elite Châteauneuf-du-Pape


Château Beauséjour
Standout Back-Vintage Bordeaux


An Oregon Icon
Cristom’s 2017 Single Vineyards


Shrewd Brunello Buys
All $44 – $49


Collector’s Corner
Charlopin’s Coveted Grand Crus Burgundy

 
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Featured New Arrival

Schäfer-Fröhlich’s Breathtaking 2018s


“Tim Fröhlich has made breathtakingly beautiful wines in 2018. As I mentioned in the introductory section on the vintage, Tim’s approach to the heat and drought of 2018 was quite similar to that of Klaus-Peter Keller, Julian Haart and others who realized brilliant success in this vintage, as he approached his farming in 2018 with an eye towards slowing down the accumulation of sugars in the grapes….Tim also did not use grapes from his youngest vines in any of the estate wines this year, and in general, each of his bottlings has a higher average age of vines in 2018 than in any previous vintage.
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