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Mid-Week VinopolPick 03-05-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

The Best Values in Bierzo?

Cote Rotie: Premier Vin of the Northern Rhone

Lucien Le Moine’s More-Than-Bourgogne Rouge

Trending Wines of the Weekend

Staff Pick – The Magic of Massican

Lewelling’s Underpriced, Culty Cabernet

Five Times in Forty Years: Heidsieck’s Millenaires


Casar’s Mencia

The Best Values in Bierzo

Bierzo is quickly becoming our go-to for value in medium-bodied Spanish wine.  The Palacios Petalos is a perpetual best seller and Raul Perez’s wines deliver enormous quality for the prices, as well—but we have a new entrant into the area, providing perhaps the best quality-to-price ratio of them all.

Casar de Burbia is guided by talented winemaker Isidro Fernandez, who aims to make wines that show true to the terroir of Bierzo while providing rich, plush textures and serious, age-worthy depths.  

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Weekend VinopolPick 02-15-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

An Assortment of 2016 Rhones

The Beautiful Wines of Arianna Occhipinti

Why Do We Have Any 2010 Burgundy Left?

Our Best Rosé Deal, Freshly Restocked

Just Arrived: Lauer’s Epic 2017 GGs

The First 2018 Rosé!

New Arrivals
Including Opus One, Belle Glos, Scott Paul
Oreno, Elio Grasso, Vincent Paris and More!

February Sale Recap


An Assortment of 2016 Rhones

Just Arrived

“Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s monumental 2015 vintage was a tough act to follow, but 2016 was up to the challenge. In fact, in many cases the wines from this uniformly outstanding warm year actually outclass – or at least outmuscle – their older siblings.

“If exuberant ripe fruit, harmonious tannins and an overall impression of generosity and lushness are what you’re after in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, then 2016 has plenty to offer.

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The Iconic Wines of Zind-Humbrecht

May 20th, 2018

Zind Humbrecht at Vinopolis: Buy Now

zind humbrecht wines on rackThe Wines of Zind-Humbrecht are legendary for a reason.  Founded in 1959, they own parcels of some of the best vineyards in Alsace and have consistently been a winery that others have been judged against.  Currently helmed by Olivier Humbrecht, a Master of Wine, they’re turning out some of the finest wines in the storied estate’s history.

These are full bodied, flamboyantly rich whites.  The hallmark of Zind-Humbrecht has always been intense power allied with minerality and freshness on the back end. These are breathtaking wines that can stop conversation.  We have a tremendous assortment in stock, from dry to sweet— and all are worthy of attention.  You can view all of them on our webstore by clicking here, or just drop in or give us a call.… Read the rest

Wine of the Day: Philippe Pacalet Moulin a Vent 9-8-16

Philippe Pacalet Moulin A Vent, Beaujolais, France 2014 750ML ($59.95) Buy Now $49 special

Never patient when it comes to Beaujolais, I drank Pacalet’s intrepid Moulin-a-Vent the very night it arrived at our shop. A simple salmon dish served as accompaniment, and I poured some out into a decanter in order to contrast normal and accelerated evolution of the wine as it aerated. Cherry aromas soared out of the glass, with an immediate flavor profile of goji berries, plum, Bing cherries, and a touch of leather. The fruit bears this intriguing crunchiness, with the acid mingling but never overarching beyond the wine’s overall feel. There is a playful energy this Beaujolais, which went lovely with the salmon and danced between being a little showy and a bit mellow over the course of four hours.… Read the rest

Wine of the Day: Cameron ‘Dundee Hills’ Pinot Noir 2014 6-18-16

Cameron Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 2014 750ML ($31.95) Buy Now: $24 special

cameron dundeeWith each release from Cameron,  don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got ’till it’s gone? Each time the wine comes into the shop, five-or-so cases high, I wonder how soon until our shelves need replenishing. The point being, this stuff sells – with good reason, too! We’ve secured another stash, but that’s not to suggest this little guy will be around forever…

The Dundee Hills cuvee is declassified Abbey Ridge + Clos Electrique selections from younger vines; the body is light but not flighty body, with rambunctious cherry and raspberry fruit leading into an herbal and measured finish. It’s probably the most precise and elegant release from Cameron in 2014, and warrants a drinker who occupies the space between decadent and disciplined – that is, to say, I suggest you buy ten or twelve bottles and drink a few now and a few later.… Read the rest