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Midweek Addition 10-16-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

The Fastest Rising Star in Burgundy

A New Remelluri Gran Reserva!

Trending Wines

Staff Pick

New Value Bottlings from Reynvaan

Arriving Friday: Guimaro’s Top Wines

Rosé of the Day

New Wine Spectator Insider Reviews

Heart of Delas: A Journey Up the Rhone

 
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The Fastest Rising Star in Burgundy

Clos de la Chapelle

Every now and then, we taste wines from a producer that’s clearly Going Places—like the star student in a high school class, it’s painfully obvious that some domaines are driven in a fundamentally different way from their peers.  The current incarnation of Clos de la Chapelle is clearly one of those estates—the praise keeps coming and it won’t be long until these are thought of (and priced with) wines like D’Angerville, Lafon and Lafarge as some of the top bottlings in Volnay.
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Midweek VinopolPick 10-15-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

The Best Value in Italy?

Trending Wines

Staff Pick: A Go-To Chianti

Rose of the Day

By the Vintage/Buy the Vintage: 2015 Barolo

Collector’s Corner: The Scarce Wines of Clos Rougeard

Keller: Beyond the GG’s

The Best Vin Santo

Jaboulet’s 2016’s – Monuments in the Making

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The Best Value in Italy?

Introducing Tiberio, Secret Star of Abruzzo

“Abruzzo’s Tiberio winery has quickly risen to the top of the hierarchy not just in Abruzzo’s but in all of Italy.” –Ian D’Agata, Vinous

Abruzzo is an Italian wine region best known for two standout producers: Valentini and Emidio Pepe—but it’s probably time to add a third to the list: the wines of the Tiberio family.  They’re not quite at the level of their two closest peers, but importantly their pricing is still in line with the value producers that dot the Abruzzese wine landscape.  

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Monday Newsletter 10-14-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

Domaine Pallieres

New Wines from Cameron Winery

New Arrivals

Trending Wines

A Rosé for Rainy October Days

2017 Sea Smoke

2017 Markus Molitor

New Wines from COS, Sicilian Icon

Featured New Arrival

Domaine Pallieres

Both Kermit Lynch and the Brunier Family (Vieux Telegraphe) are legendary names in the French wine trade.  They went into business together with Domaine Pallieres in Gigondas and are now making some of the most exciting wines in the appellation.

Gigondas always represents some of the best value in the southern Rhone, especially when compared to Chateauneuf-du-Pape.  Like its more famous cousin, the Les Pallieres Terrasses du Diable displays all the richness and density you would want, coupled with a savoriness that is unique to Gigondas.  

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Weekend VinopolPick 10-11-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

New Wines from K Vintners

Screaming Eagle’s “The Flight”

Classical St. Emilion from Chateau Grandchamp

New Arrivals from Foradori

The Legendary White Burgundy of Jacques Carillon

Trending Wines

Rose of the Day

New Releases from Christophe Mignon

An Outspoken Vintage from Vincent Paris

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Featured New Arrival

New Wines from K Vintners

The wines of K Vintners need very little introduction, as the wines Charles Smith makes under this label are some of our most popular year in and out.  The new releases just arrived and they’re highly praised and highly allocated, as usual.

If you’re unfamiliar with the winery, know that Charles Smith fashions himself a bit of a rock star and he ought to—he used to manage them.  

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Midweek Addition 10-9-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

The Last Undervalued Great Barolo House?

New Reviews from Wine Spectator and Grapelive

Trending Wines

High Scoring Napa Cab from Bevan Cellars

Vajra’s Top Tier Dolcetto : 93 Points, Under $25

Rose of the Day – Cult Loire Hero

The Revolutionary Dry Riesling of Marcus Molitor

New Champagne: Bollinger and Lilbert Fils

2017 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneufs

 
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The Last Undervalued Great Barolo House?

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 Barolos 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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