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Monday Newsletter 1-27-2020

In This Newsletter:

A Rare Vertical of Barthod Chambolle

Trending

Terre Nere’s Top Wines

2017 Merkelbach
New Reviews from David Schildknecht


Domaine Durand
New Offer Arrives Friday


Collector’s Corner
Gaja
 
 
Arriving Friday

A Rare Vertical of Barthod Chambolle


Ghislaine Barthod makes some of the most magical wines in Burgundy.  A Chambolle specialist, her wines always capture the delicacy and ethereal qualities we look for in the village.  While her top wines command extreme prices, her village level Chambolle-Musigny is one of the better deals in the world of Burgundy.  Drinking it blind, you’d assume what’s in the glass would be Premier Cru (or better, in some vintages).

We’re excited to offer a seven-vintage vertical of that wine today—the perfect chance to grab some perfectly cellared wines that greatly exceed the destiny of their labels.  
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Weekend VinopolPick 1-24-20

In Today’s Newsletter:

The Best Value in Barbaresco?

Weekend Subscriber Special
On the Just Arrived Clos de la Chapelle


Gambero Rosso’s Best Pink Wine of the Year

Staff Pick
Two Syrahs From…The Willamette Valley?


Andre Clouet – A Star Value Champagne

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The Best Value in Barbaresco?


Since 2010, which Barbaresco has Wine Spectator consistently scored higher: Adriano Barbaresco Basarin or Produttori Barbaresco Normale? 

The answer might surprise you—it’s the Adriano. 

Since 2010, the Adriano Basarin has scored 94 points twice, 93 points three times and 92 points (once) from Wine Spectator.  That’s a better track record (with a higher peak) than the Produttori Barbaresco Normale (which never scored higher than a 93), the generally accepted best-value champ.  
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Midweek Addition 1-23-20

In Today’s Newsletter:

A 24 Hour Sale
On the Best Produttori Normale Ever


A Loire Gamay With Old-School Beaujolais Pricing

Our New Favorite Under $20 Pinot?

Previously Sold Out – Re-Arriving Friday
2018 Keller Von der Fels


Hartford Court’s Top Sonoma Chard and Pinot

Collector’s Corner
Freemark Abbey – Napa’s Comeback Kid


New Wines from Arnot Roberts

Trending Wines
 
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A 24 Hour Sale

On the Best Produttori Normale Ever


10% off the 2016 Produttori Normale Barbaresco for one day only

The Produttori del Barbaresco is a unique producer in the world of wine—a co-op which is nonetheless the definitive producer in their region. Barbaresco vintages are judged based on whether or not the Produttori decides to bottle their set of single-vineyard riservas and their flagship “Normale” is often the first bottle of Barbaresco wine drinkers try.  
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Midweek Addition 1-22-20

In Today’s Newsletter:

The Most Undervalued Estate in Brunello

New Grapelive Reviews for Three Vinopolis Favorites

Traditional Montalcino at an Attractive Price

The Outstanding 2014 Produttori Riservas

Trending Wines

Collector’s Corner
Large Format West Coast Big Reds

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The Most Undervalued Estate in Brunello?

If geography were destiny, La Fortuna would be one of the most famous estates in Brunello.  It’s lucky for you and us, though, that their impeccable wines fly under the radar—the pricing for these beauties is well under what the market generally asks for this sort of quality.

La Fortuna’s vineyard sits smack dab in the middle of some of the best names in Brunello, just barely west of the town of Montalcino.  Casanova di Neri is barely more than a half mile east on the same ridge and Fuligni is the next address on their street.  
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Midweek VinopolPick – 1-21-20

In Today’s Newsletter:


C.V.N.E. Stands for Excellent Rioja

Staff Pick: Love & Squalor WV Gamay 2017

Two Modern Tuscan Stunners

Pingus – Ribera del Duero’s Finest

Domaine Ott – Pride of Provence

Castello di Ama Gran Selezione

Trending Wines

Collector’s Corner
Clos de la Chapelle’s Monopole



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Featured New Arrival

C.V.N.E. Stands for Excellent Rioja

Looking for absolutely classical Rioja (white and red) at outstanding pricing?  Look for four letters: CVNE. CVNE (or Cune) was founded in 1879 by brothers Eusebio and Raimundo Real de Asúa after Raimundo moved to the town of Haro (also of Lopez de Heredia fame) for his health. They set up the winery partially as a negociant, much like Bordeaux. Fast forward to today and the family (down the female line) is on its fifth generation of owning and operating the house—still making excellent, classical wines at more than fair prices.
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