Category Archives: Rare and Classic Archive

Browse our articles on our curated selection of rare and classic wines from such regions as Burgundy, Barolo, Rioja, Napa Valley and beyond!

Clos du Caillou

clos du caillou bottlesIf you don’t have a case of Clos du Caillou in your cellar, you are seriously missing out on the best values in Chateauneuf and Cotes du Rhone in the shop. Sure, there’s plenty of highly lauded 2016 CDPs in the $100+++ range. But isn’t it more fun to find an epic estate that doesn’t command those prices?

Enter Clos du Caillou.

They’ve flown unnoticed by buyers (though certainly not by the reviewers!) while the big names just got pricier. Perhaps because the terroir-driven estate is so hard to find in the national market. The estate is one of the favorites of reviewers for the region, yet can be had for under $50 a bottle. What’s not to love?

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Montevertine Pergole Torte 2015

Montevertine Le Pergole Torte 2015

Iconic Wine – Iconic Year – Iconic Pricing!

The Magical Montevertine!

One of Chianti’s greatest wines isn’t labeled as a Chianti, despite being made in the heart of the Classico zone. Montevertine originally left the appellation because at the time, white grapes were required to call a wine Chianti and Sergio Manetti, the owner, wanted to make a wine that was 100% Sangiovese, a scandalous thing at the time. Thus Le Pergole Torte was born. It’s a special wine, one that stops a conversation every time you get a chance to taste it. This is one of the icons of Tuscany and at this price, should be a star of your cellar, as well.

Montevertine Le Pergole Torte Toscana IGT, Tuscany 2015 750ML ($189.95) Buy Now: $166 special
Monica Larner-Wine Advocate 96-98 points “Tasted as a barrel sample, the 2015 Le Pergole Torte is a 100% expression of Sangiovese sourced from the estate’s oldest vines (between 30 and 50 years old).… Read the rest

Louis Jadot Clos Vougeot 2016

Louis Jadot’s 2016 Clos Vougeot

Arriving in June 2019

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Buy here now to get it at almost $30 below the national average!

A January 2019 Wine Spectator Insider Hot Wine:

Louis Jadot Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2016 750ML ($249.95) Buy Now: $199 pre-arrival special
Wine Spectator 97 points “Rose, cherry and spice aromas introduce this light-bodied, saturated version. The flavors add wild strawberry, incense and kirsch notes, while remaining persistent on the kaleidoscopic finish. Feels tense now, yet should develop nicely over time. A mineral element lingers. Best from 2023 through 2045.”… Read the rest

Saint Cosme – Beloved by All, Best Prices Here!

Saint Cosme

Beloved by All / Best Prices All Here

saint cosmeAre you a fan of historic – and we mean Greco-Roman historic – estates crafting their region’s best (and best value) wines? You’re a newsletter subscriber, so we know the answer is yes. Turns out, you don’t have to hunt through the back roads of who-knows-where to drink who-knows-what to find such a gem. It’s Saint Cosme!

Yes, St Cosme. We’ve mentioned them a time or two before, sure. But have you checked in with the wines lately? They are a joy to drink. And our prices are ridiculously below average, with most wines clocking in at $10 or more below the next best price out there.

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Pinnacle Level Burgundy: Armand Rousseau

Pinnacle Level Burgundy

In Stock Now from Armand Rousseau

The wines of Domaine Armand Rousseau have no peer in Gevrey-Chambertin. No other grower has produced wines with their level of profundity and a similar track record over the decades. From top to bottom, they are the class of the village. We are always on the hunt for their wines—as you’d expect they’re maddeningly scarce and correspondingly expensive, but we recently hit the jackpot.  No fewer than twenty different bottlings just arrived from the master of Chambertin and its surrounds. With vintages going back to 1999 and all of the best vineyards represented, this is a do-not-miss chance for Burgundy lovers.  Click here to shop the entire list!

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Armand Rousseau Inventory list

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