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Attems

Pinot Grigio 2018

Friuli DOC

The Attems Pinot Grigio demonstrates all of the amazing qualities of the Collio region in Friuli Venezia-Giulia: it has superb weight and texture, and is mineral-edged, savory, tangy, and lively.

James Suckling "A dense and fruity white with cooked-apple and pear-drop character. Medium to full body. Fruity finish."

Ornellaia

Ornellaia Bianco 2016

IGT Toscana

Ornellaia Bianco is Italy's most ambitious white wine. It is a result of the Estate’s desire to translate the exceptional properties of its terroir not only into red wines, but also into this magnificent white.

Jeb Dunnuck "The star of the show with regard to the whites is unquestionably the 2016 Ornellaia Bianco. It's reminiscent of a great vintage of Domaine de Chevalier with its incredible purity,…

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James Suckling "This is a fantastic white. The greatest Ornellaia white so far. Very complex and dense yet, at the same time, energetic and vivid. This shows so much richness and density…

Vinous Media "The 2016 Ornellaia Bianco has more nuance, freshness and layers of flavors than the 2015 tasted alongside it. I very much like the delineation and energy that are such signatures…

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E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2016

Cotes du Rhone

Given that this particular wine can be the introduction to the entire Rhône Valley for a drinker, as well as the position they occupy in the Rhône, it is not enough for the Guigals to make a good Côtes du Rhône. They are relentlessly driven to produce a distinctive and outstanding wine that drives interest in exploring the entirety of the Rhône.

Jeb Dunnuck (90-92) "Not yet bottled, the 2016 Côtes du Rhône is more full-bodied and generous, with a layered, ripe, sexy style. Its has similar aromatics to the 2015 yet cuts a wider…

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Masciarelli

Marina Cvetic Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva 2016

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC

The Montepulciano Marina Cvetic represents an intense and remarkable expression of one of the historical vines of Abruzzo.  The 100% Montepulciano comes from eight of the estate's top parcels, across an altitude of 500 to 1,200 feet above sea level, on soils of calcareous clay and lime.  In these vineyards, we find not only the traditional Abruzzo pergola vine training, but also Simple Guyot and Spur Cordon as well.  

Vinous Media "Deep ruby-red. Pure aromas of plum, smoke, oak and sweet spices. Dense, suave and deep, offering rich, concentrated flavors of red cherry and dark plum lifted by a hint of…

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Masciarelli

Trebbiano d’Abruzzo 2018

Trebbiano d'Abruzzo

Just as Masciarelli made a name for Abruzzo's Montepulciano grape, they also elevated the quality and reputation of the Trebbiano grape. The particular Trebbiano in Abruzzo is a relative of the grape planted in many other areas of Italy, in the climate and soils of Abruzzo when farmed for quality, it produces a wine with fantastically expressive fruit and a gorgeous balance of round concentration and mineral freshness.

Vinous Media "Luminous straw-yellow. Enticing aromas of ripe yellow fruit, marzipan and flowers. Bright, fresh and round in the mouth, offering lovely yellow apple, pear and a hint of almond paste on…

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James Suckling "Candied apples and citrus. Medium-bodied, fine and fruity with some good acidity."

E. Guigal

Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016

Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Guigal produces an intensely concentrated, inviting and complex Châteauneuf-du-Pape that is almost unique to the region today. Their passion for Châteauneuf, the leading appellation of the Southern Rhône, runs as deeply as that for their home sites in the Northern Rhône.

Wine Spectator "Solidly built, featuring cherry and plum paste notes, laced with stony minerality, tobacco and garrigue accents. This has grip but remains well-integrated, ending with subtle persistence on the cedar-tinged finish."

Jeb Dunnuck “From one of the great vintages for the region going back decades, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape boasts a deep, layered, powerful style yet has terrific purity and elegance. Notes of black…

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Masciarelli

Villa Gemma Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva 2014

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Villa Gemma is the wine that announced Abruzzo to the world, showcasing what the region and grapes of Abruzzo could produce. Villa Gemma Montepulciano Riserva is the only Italian wine with 14 consecutive Tre Bicchieri awards and, more importantly, was the wine that established Abruzzo as capable of making truly distinct, extraordinary wines. Villa Gemma Montepulciano Riserva is a powerfully – almost undeniably – intense wine of character and complexity.

James Suckling "Another fantastic red with crushed blackberries and blueberries and hints of lavender and vanilla. Medium to full body and firm, silky tannins. Bright finish."

Paternoster

Synthesi Aglianico del Vulture 2016

Aglianico del Vulture DOC

James Suckling "Extremely complex with fresh herbs and spices, such as cloves and black pepper, as well as a lot of ripe fruit. But always in check. Full-bodied, chewy and flavorful."

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Wine and Spirits "Synthesi stands out among this region's warm-climate wines for its lively freshness. It feels cool and vivacious, as brisk acidity flows through its juicy raspberry flavors, picking up notes of…

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Wine Advocate "The well-priced 2016 Aglianico del Vulture Synthesi is a streamlined and immediate wine to enjoy within the next five years or so. The wine shows purity and focus with dark…

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Paternoster

Vulcanico Falanghina 2018

IGT Basilicata

Volcanic wines are currently one of the current hot topics in the wine world, and the Vulcanico Falanghina is having its moment in the sun. The name “Vulcanico” highlights the fact that the grapes are harvested from vineyards near the base of Mount Vulture, an extinct volcano. The Vulcanico combines the freshness, balminess and delicacy of the Falanghina grape with the brightness and generosity that one would expect from a white wine from southern Italy.

James Suckling "Aromas of cooked lemons and sliced apples follow through to a full body with lemon-peel flavor and a hint of lavender. Fruity finish."

Masseria Surani

Heracles Primitivo 2016

Puglia IGT

This 100% Primitivo is rich and forward, with notes of baking spice, licorice, blackberry and black cherry fruit, as well as hints of chocolate. Despite the boldness of the flavors, the wine retains bright acidity and restrained alcohol levels, keeping it fresh throughout. 

James Suckling "Shows some nicely lifted raspberry-cheesecake and citrus notes, in addition to red cherry essence and baking spices. Full body, nicely grainy tannins and a tight finish.

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Poggio al Tufo

Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Toscana IGT

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Champagne Bollinger

La Grande Année 2008

Champagne, France

La Grande Année: The Great Year. This Champagne is the embodiment of everything that makes Bollinger the producer that stands apart in Champagne. La Grande Année, or LGA, preserves the traditions of the past and symbolizes the word "hand-crafted" so strongly that an overused word suddenly becomes the only appropriate definition. 

Vinous Media "Bollinger's 2008 Grande Année is rich, ample and full-bodied, with all of the pedigree of the vintage on display. Dried pear, dried flowers, chamomile, red plum and mint develop as the 2008…

Decanter "In 2008, the remarkable maturity of the grapes combined with an amazing acidity has produced a vintage of great balance, concentration and depth. The wine was aged for nine years…

Wine Advocate (97+) "Bollinger's 2008 La Grande Année is superb, wafting from the glass with aromas of crisp orchard fruit, ripe lemons, honeycomb, warm biscuits, dried white flowers and a delicate top note…

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Ornellaia

Le Volte dell’Ornellaia 2017

Toscana IGT

Le Volte dell’Ornellaia combines a Mediterranean expression of generosity with structure and complexity, reflecting the philosophy of Ornellaia. It represents the first step into the Ornellaia family, and is an ideal wine for everyday enjoyment.

James Suckling "An opulent Le Volte with ripe redcurrants, caramelized orange peel and lilacs on the nose. Medium body, fine but round tannins and a fruit-driven finish."

Wine Advocate "Lots of big, dark fruit and a lack of water in the grapes define the unique personality of the 2017 Le Volte dell'Ornellaia. This is a highly extracted and succulent…

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Errázuriz

Don Maximiano 2016

Aconcagua Valley

Introduced with the 1983 vintage, Don Maximiano was among the first of the new generation of “Super-Chileans.” As the flagship for the estate, the wine consistently receives top ratings from critics.

Wine Advocate "It's an ultra classical Aconcagua Cabernet-based blend with good ripeness while keeping the freshness, and it has generous oak that does not overwhelm but makes the wine softer and spicier.…

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James Suckling “Fjord black fruits on the nose. This wine also has the signature freshness of modern Chilean reds. I love the crispness at the very long finish. There's plenty of tannic…

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Errázuriz

MAX Chardonnay 2017

Aconcagua Costa

Maximiano Errazuriz founded Errazuriz in 1870 in the foothills of Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Andes Mountains and the Western Hemisphere. Recognizing that this valley, with its hot, dry summers and cool Pacific Ocean breezes, was ideal for growing grapes, he sent for the finest clones from France and with tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world-class vineyard. Today, the tradition of quality lives on with Don Maximiano’s descendant, Eduardo Chadwick.

James Suckling “Aromas of cooked apples and pie crust and floral undertones make for a ripe nose. Full and soft on the palate with plenty of fleshy stone fruit, but the crunchy…

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Wine Advocate “This has the pure and fresh style they are getting famous for—crisp, with integrated oak, transparency, verticality and minerality on a vibrant and focused palate. Great Chardonnay at a great…

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Ornellaia

Ornellaia 2016

Bolgheri DOC Superiore

Ornellaia is the estate's "Grand Vin," with exceptional balance, power, elegance, and great aging potential. It faithfully reflects, in every vintage, its nature, site, and distinctive Mediterranean personality.

Wine Spectator "Black currant, plum, cedar, lead pencil and toasty, spicy elements highlight this intense red. Muscular tannins line the extended finish, leaving a peppery impression. The parts are all there but…

James Suckling "An astoundingly vibrant, powerful and concentrated Ornellaia that has a wealth of intense dark cherries, mulberries and plums with hints of espresso, dark cocoa powder and cedar."

Wine Spectator "Black currant, plum, cedar, lead pencil and toasty, spicy elements highlight this intense red. Muscular tannins line the extended finish, leaving a peppery impression. The parts are all there but…

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Jeb Dunnuck (98+) "From a great vintage for Bolgheri, the 2016 Ornellaia is a classic blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot that was aged 20…

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Vinous Media "Just bottled, the 2016 Ornellaia is a dense, powerful wine. Naturally, the 2016 is just at the beginning of its life, but I am struck by how polished the tannins…

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Wine Advocate "The 2016 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia is a wine of extreme complexity and precision. It offers monumental depth with profound layers of black fruit, coffee, licorice and baking chocolate. I tasted…

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Dog Point Vineyard

Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Marlborough

Dog Point's Sauvignon Blanc has become the icon in its category, a stainless steel Sauvignon Blanc that pulsates with energy, expressiveness and complexity that push the boundaries of what you may expect from Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. 

Wine Advocate "The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is on the tropical end of the spectrum, with hints of guava, pineapple and nectarine—a real fruit bowl. It's medium-bodied and silky in texture, with a…

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Poggio al Tufo

Rompicollo 2016

Toscana IGT

This Tuscan "Super Value" is a blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and comes from a single-vineyard site in the Alta Maremma called Rompicollo. The vineyard benefits from southern exposure, ample sunlight, and a soil rich in tufo, a particular type of volcanic rock.

James Suckling "Aromas of blueberries, blackberries and flowers following through to a full body with firm and chewy tannins. A long and flavorful finish. Structured now. Needs two or three years to…

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Wine Spectator “The black cherry and blackberry fruit in this red makes an immediate impact, ushered along by lively acidity. Harmonious and enjoyable for the lush, ripe flavors.”

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Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016

Napa Valley, California

A true icon. The Napa Valley Chardonnay is the wine that put Chateau Montelena and Napa Valley at the forefront of the wine world in 1976, in what is now memorialized as “The Judgment of Paris.” To great disbelief, the Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay was the top-ranking wine against four white Burgundies and five other California Chardonnays. And as they say, the rest is history.

Vinous Media "Montelena's 2016 Chardonnay is terrific. Fresh, nuanced and light on its feet, the 2016 is striking for its freshness and understated intensity. Lemon peel, almond, chamomile and floral overtones add…

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Jeb Dunnuck "Sourced mostly from a tiny site in Oak Knoll, the 2016 Chardonnay Napa Valley sees no malolactic fermentation and is brought up in 10-20% new French oak. It's a steely,…

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E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2018

Côtes du Rhône

The Guigal family has made serious rosé wines since the 1940s, and their Côtes du Rhône Rosé, like all their Côtes du Rhône wines, is humble in name only. The wine bursts with irresistible fresh red fruits and yet is also long and satisfying. Because of its quality and body, it's a rosé that you can bring to the table, and do so all year long. It is a rosé that offers both refreshment and pleasure.

Vinous Media "Light bright orange. Taut and sharply focused on the nose, displaying mineral-tinged red fruit and orange pith aromas and a subtle floral overtone. Dry and precise on the palate, offering…

Wine Advocate "Guigal's plump, medium-bodied 2018 Cotes du Rhone Rose is a reminder that this family firm continues to value flavor throughout its lineup. Hints of strawberries, white peach and melon join…