May 20th, 2018
Zind Humbrecht at Vinopolis: Buy Now
The 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
The experience of stumbling across a small vineyard or winemaker in Tuscany can be moment that forever changes your expectations of what Sangiovese can be. The first time we dipped into the Il Carbonaione from Poggio Scalette was just that special. Try it and see for yourself.
The estate, which had been largely abandoned to active cultivation after the death of the previous owner, come into new hands and the fortunate discovery of Sangiovese di Lamole, planted just after the first World War, reinvigorated the estate. The vineyard may be the only example planted primarily to this classic member of the Sangiovese family. In the early nineties Vittorio Fiore came to make the wines from this special place. The results, year after year, have been singular in their depth, spice and underlying fruit.… Read the rest
Domaine de L’Edre Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2013 750ML ($49.95) Buy Now $41.90 special, in-stock
Case-6 Domaine de L’Edre Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2013 750ML ($299.95) Buy Now $239 special, in-stock (That’s only $39.83 per bottle!)
It seems France’s Roussillon region was made to grow fine wine. Proximity to the vine’s favorite sea, the Mediterranean, and planted in classic limestone-clay soil, winemaking talent thrives in this area. Founded by a pair of Frenchmen in 2002, Domaine de l’Edre produces ripe yet balanced and stylish wines of terrific character and terroir definition. Here’s the perfect match to a leg of lamb or even a pot au feu, to veggie dishes rich in grilled peppers and eggplant, and of course to charcuterie and cheese.… Read the rest
Domaine de la Grange des Peres, IGP Pays d’Herault, 2011 750ML ($119.95) Buy Now: $89 special
When you only make one wine, it better be good. In the case of Grange des Peres, in the Languedoc, it is and is cult-like in its following. We don’t always get as much as we’d like, but we scooped up little extra of the 2011 and are offering it at a killer price. It’s a big, rich wine—for Cabernet drinkers but with a few other grapes in there to liven things up. Drink this guy with some roasted birds or steaks off the grill. – Saul… Read the rest
Domaine Les Pallieres Gigondas Terrasses du Diable, Rhone, 2011 750ML ($49.95) Buy Now: $33 special
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 (from the brothers behind Vieux Telegraphe) displays all the richness and density you would want, coupled with a savoriness that only bottle age can bring. A real treat at any price and a steal at ours. –Saul
93 POINTS JOSH RAYNOLDS–VINOUS “Vivid ruby. Heady scents of candied cherry, raspberry preserves, anise and potpourri. Shows a darker profile in the mouth, offering palate-staining blackberry and bitter cherry flavors and a strong floral quality. Picks up smokiness with air and finishes with superb focus and length and youthful tannic grip.… Read the rest