Category Archives: Newsletter Archive

Tuesday Newsletter 11-24-20

In Today’s Newsletter:

Featured New Arrival:
Booker Vineyards

“Some of the Most Impressive Releases Coming Out of California

Last Minute Top Thanksgiving Picks

Staff Pick:
Overperforming Beaujolais


From the Family Behind Beaucastel…

Trending

Tuscany Through a Bordeaux Lens

Decade Old, 96-Point Bordeaux
(…Plus More Bordeaux)


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Please note:

Vinopolis Wine Shop

Will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26th

We will reopen for our regularly scheduled hours

10 am – 6 pm

Friday, November 27th


This shop never closes:
https://www.vinopoliswineshop.com/


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Featured New Arrival

Booker Vineyards

at National-Best Pricing


“Some of the Most Impressive Releases Coming Out of California”

“This year’s Booker wines will more than satisfy his loyal contingent of followers, with their assertive, deeply fruited and complex, even flamboyant character.”
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Monday Newsletter 11-23-2020

In This Newsletter:

Domaine Drouhin Oregon

New Week – New Arrivals

New Offer from Biggio Hamina!

New Champagne Reviews
From Antonio Galloni


Chateau Mangot
&
more new Bordeaux offers arriving in December




Please note:

Vinopolis Wine Shop

Will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26th

We will reopen for our regularly scheduled hours

10 am – 6 pm

Friday, November 27th


This shop never closes:
https://www.vinopoliswineshop.com/



Domaine Drouhin Oregon

Domaine Drouhin Oregon is one of the landmark names in Willamette Pinot.  They were the original “French import,” long before Meo-Camuzet, Jadot or Liger-Belair thought the region was worth investing in and they’ve been an important player ever since.  While they’re best known for their bottlings off of their original vineyard in the Dundee Hills, their “RoseRock” estate in the Eola-Hills has quietly been making some of the best wines in the DDO portfolio over the last few years.
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Weekend VinopolPick 11-20-20

In Today’s Newsletter:


Top Oregon Picks for Your Holiday Table
Great Wines From:


Beaux Freres and Sequitur

Cameron and

Goodfellow Family Cellars


Trending Wines

Weekend Subscriber Special
10% Off New Bouland Beaujolais


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Top Oregon Picks for Your Holiday Table

The quality of Oregon’s wines has never been higher. Between older vines, a string of excellent vintages and, most importantly, the wealth of expertise and sense of community in the Willamette Valley, the wines we taste every week are absolutely stunning.  We’re highlighting three of our favorite producers, all of whom make wines that would be perfect for any special occasion this fall/winter, but you can see all of our Oregon Pinot and Oregon Chardonnay in the webstore, as well.

Beaux Freres and Sequitur

Mike Etzel, the founder and winemaker of Sequitur, is a living legend in the Willamette Valley.  
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Vinopolis Thursday Newsletter 11-19-2020

In Today’s Newsletter:

Daniel Bouland
New Offer / New Sale


Featured New Arrivals from France

2014 & 2015 St Emilion from Canon La Gaffeliere

New Week, New Arrivals from Italy

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Daniel Bouland

New Offer / New Sale


Daniel Bouland makes gutsy wines from old vines in the heart of Beaujolais premier appellations. You often hear that they’re traditionally made and, although that’s true, it doesn’t begin to describe what makes the wines unique. These are wines that recall what Beaujolais would have been like before industrial farming and certainly before industrial winemaking. They’re special, powerful and age-worthy.

From a winemaking perspective, the closest comparison to what Daniel Bouland is doing is probably Domaine Dujac. The cross-regional comparison probably violates some sort of law of wine-writing, but when you look at what Bouland does with his grapes, it makes sense.
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Wednesday Newsletter 11-18-20

In Today’s Newsletter:

Nanclares Deep Cuts

New Beaujolais Reviews
From John Gilman


Trending Wines Arriving Tomorrow

A Trio of Well-Priced Champagne Producers

New Sales & Sales Highlights

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Nanclares Deep Cuts

Certainly, Nanclares’ Albarinos are considered the stars of the show. The Soverribas is among the best Spanish white wines being made. But you can’t just play the singles and call it a day. The deep cuts are the reds from the Ribeira Sacra area of the Rias Miño. The little pockets of south facing slopes that run along the twisty north-south running river are ancient and planted predominantly with 100 year old Mencia vines along with other local varietals that flourish in the granitic and alluvial soils. 

The southern exposure is a necessity as even in a warm vintage like 2015 the wines at full ripeness are only putting out a 13.5% abv.
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