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E. Guigal

Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2017

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 Advocate (91-93) “Darker and plummier than the 2016, Guigal’s 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape is another fine effort from this quality-conscious négociant. It’s full-bodied, rich and velvety in texture, with notes of cola,…

Attems

Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Venezia Giulia IGT

Attems Sauvignon Blanc, like others from the region, remains a hidden treasure. The wines can be compared in fruit ripeness to Sancerre, with a more intense bouquet as well as a lusher weight and texture. Attems shows how the value of quality-driven, artisanal producers can be extraordinary.

Wine Spectator "Fresh and floral, this balanced, light-bodied white layers hints of chive blossom and Thai basil with white peach and tangerine fruit flavors. Open-knit and tangy on the stony finish." -…

Attems

Pinot Grigio Ramato Rosé 2020

Friuli DOC

Attems Pinot Grigio Ramato continues a traditional way of producing Pinot Grigio in the province of Venice. The term ramato, or "coppery", was used to describe the pink hue of the wine due to the slight contact with the purple skins before pressing and fermenting. This rosé boasts a rich, fruity bouquet, and opens full on the palate, with multi-faceted flavors.

There are no revidews for this wine, yet.

Attems

Pinot Grigio 2020

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.

There are no revidews for this wine, yet.

E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2019

Côtes du Rhône

Guigal’s Côtes du Rhône Blanc both sets and steps outside the standard for the appellation and showcases one of the great secrets of the Guigal family: their specialization in the great white Rhône varieties. While only 8% of the Rhône's production is white, a full 25% of Guigal’s production is white and they are today the single largest producer of whites in the Rhône Valley.

Wine Enthusiast Full Review to be Published in October, 2021. 

Jeb Dunnuck "Always a winner, especially when you consider the volume produced, the 2019 Côtes du Rhône Blanc reveals a vivid gold hue as well as beautiful notes of crushed citrus, honeyed…

Château de Nalys

Saintes Pierres de Nalys Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2018

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Translated as "holy stones", a play on the soils and history of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the second red wine to Château de Nalys is an altogether different animal.  Differing varietal and plot selections, fermentation, and aging result in a wine that is rich and ample, yet offers immense direct and approachable pleasure; a wine of red fruits, supple structure and brightness.

Masseria Surani

Primitivo 2019

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 "Fresh, spicy plum-skin aromas and flavors. Medium body with intense, bright fruit and a tight finish." -J.S.

Poggio al Tufo

Vermentino 2020

Toscana IGT

This single-vineyard Vermentino exhibits all of the characteristics for which Tuscan Vermentino is renowned, in particular its mineral notes, a result of the volcanic soil on which the vineyards lie. This bright, crisp wine has both wonderful freshness as well as the balanced quality typical of the varietal.

James Suckling "Aromas of sliced apple, lime and a tinge of almond skin. Medium-bodied with a very focused bead of lime driving through the palate. Same dry-almond character at the end, together…

Tommasi

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2017

Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG

Tommasi's traditional approach to Amarone favors elegance and balance, with deep fruit complemented by spicy, earthy flavors. Through its commitment to quality and tradition, Tommasi has established itself as one of the principal ambassadors of Amarone in the world.

James Suckling "Intense, bright red berries with some dates and spicy, meaty notes. Full-bodied with a tight but forward-driven palate, spurred along by clean acidity and firm, fine tannins. It's all there,…

Champagne Bollinger

Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2008

Champagne, France

Vieilles Vignes Françaises is one of Champagne’s most mythical cuvees, produced from miraculously preserved and ungrafted 100% Pinot Noir vines. Phylloxera destroyed the vines of Champagne in the early 20th century, but amazingly enough two of Bollinger’s classified Grands crus plots, Chaudes Terres and Clos St. Jacques, survived and are still grown the traditional way. Madame Lily Bollinger first had this wine produced in 1969 as an anniversary cuvee to commemorate her 70th birthday. Following the wine’s launch in 1974, Vieilles Vignes Françaises promptly became a collectible and a symbol of a bygone era. Over the decades, its uniqueness and scarcity have made it one of the most sought-after and expensive Champagnes.

Vinous "The 2008 Blanc de Noirs Vieilles Vignes Françaises is a total thrill to taste. Bright and finely sculpted, the VVF expresses all of the natural tension of the year in…

Decanter "Spectacular wine. One of the finest vintages of the last 20 years, with excellent ripeness yet superb balance. The fruit from the ungrafted Pinot Noir in Aÿ was picked on…

Tommasi

Rafaèl Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2019

Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC

This Valpolicella comes from the historical Tommasi family vineyard of the same name. Perfectly situated on one of the region’s most famous hills, Monte Masua, it produces what may be the best grapes for the production of Valpolicella Classico Superiore.

James Suckling "Pleasant nose of thick raspberry and cherry jam with savory notes of black olives and light herbs. Relaxed feel to the medium-bodied but layered palate with very fine tannins that…

Poggio al Tufo

Rompicollo 2018

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 "Ripe and plummy with a pleasant red-licorice note on the nose. Medium-bodied with a silky, spicy fruit core that pushes and pushes through the long finish, thanks to some citrusy…

Poggio al Tufo

Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Toscana IGT

James Suckling "A clean-cut cab with a good core of currants and a hint of fresh herb. Medium-bodied with well-integrated tannins and a fresh, fruity finish." - J.S.

Gary Farrell Winery

Russian River Selection Chardonnay 2019

Russian River Valley, California

The Russian River Selection bottlings are quintessential Russian River Valley wines blended from some of the winery’s top vineyard sources. They are beautiful expressions of their varietal type and of the appellation’s unique terroir, each blend capturing the richness, purity and elegance that are Gary Farrell Winery’s trademarks. This layered and complex Chardonnay brings together fruit from several of our favorite Russian River Valley vineyard sites.

There are no revidews for this wine, yet.

Marietta Cellars

Angeli Zinfandel 2019

Alexander Valley, California

Once a component of the Angeli Cuvée, this Zinfandel long stood out for its brilliance, clarity, and leanness. Now, showcased on its own, it speaks volumes about this unique little canyon off Alexander Valley known as Angeli Ranch. The halo-like image on the label pays homage to Viola Angeli, who sold the Angeli Ranch to Chris Bilbro in an angelic act that mirrors her name. The estate series from Marietta is made with terroir in mind above all else. For many years these sites were included in blends, though they routinely stood out as extraordinary. These wines are true expressions of unique sites, crafted with freshness, tension and longevity in mind.

James Suckling "Such a pretty zin with blackberries, figs, flowers and some bark on the nose. Follows through to a medium body, with firm and fine tannins and a fresh, spicy finish…

Wine Advocate "The 2019 Angeli Zinfandel has a medium ruby color and elegant perfume of white peaches, white pepper, tea leaves, licorice and wild berries. The palate balances intense, ultra-perfumed fruit with…

Chateau Montelena

Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Calistoga, Napa Valley, California

The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is Chateau Montelena’s flagship wine and a quality icon of Napa Valley. The winemaking team works obsessively and passionately with each vintage to capture the best expression of their historic terroir. This is a show-stopper that reveals the perfect blend of flavors, aromas and textures to reach the pinnacle of balance.

Vinous (93+ ) “The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate shows the racier, more voluptuous side of the vintage. A burst of super-ripe red cherry fruit, spice, mint, tobacco and cedar gives the wine an…

Domaine Chanson

Meursault 2018

Meursault, Burgundy

Chanson's Meursault is a village wine with Premier Cru standards. The grapes are from 4 different plots of vineyards from selected growers. 2 of these plots are located on mid-slope for finesse and minerality. The other 2 are situated around the village for more richness and depth.

Wine Spectator "Round and full of peach, lemon cake and pastry flavors, this white is opulent and charming. Lively acidity is embedded in the plush texture, emerging on the lingering finish." -…

Wine Enthusiast "A hint of butteriness is all that peeks through on the shy nose of this wine. The palate has creamy richness that unites a touch of smoky flint with melted…

Rotem and Mounir Saouma

Inopia Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Rouge 2018

Côtes-du-Rhône

Burgundy meets the Rhône. An utter respect for tradition, and in some ways a total break. We’ve watched as Mounir and Rotem Saouma, of Burgundy producer Lucien Le Moine, slowly developed their estate and wines in the Rhône Valley, and the results today are too extraordinary and distinct to ignore.

Wine Spectator "Pretty mesquite and red tea aromas lead off, followed by silky red cherry and raspberry fruit. Shows a light garrigue hint through the finish, as the perfume just lingers and…

Rotem and Mounir Saouma

Inopia Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Blanc 2018

Côtes-du-Rhône

Burgundy meets the Rhône. An utter respect for tradition, and in some ways a total break. We’ve watched as Mounir and Rotem Saouma, of Burgundy producer Lucien Le Moine, slowly developed their estate and wines in the Rhône Valley, and the results today are too extraordinary and distinct to ignore.

Wine Spectator "Lovely notes of macadamia nut, lemon curd, shortbread and creamed yellow apple glide through in this stylish, seductive white. Verbena and jasmine hints underscore the finish." - J.M.

Château de Nalys

Saintes Pierres de Nalys Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2019

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The second white wine to the Château de Nalys Grand Vin Blanc has a character all its own, with a strongly different varietal and plot composition, and like its red Saintes Pierres counterpart, a fermentation, and aging geared towards emphasizing freshness. The hallmark seamlessness of Guigal's white wines is especially evident in this wine, which is unlike any Châteauneuf white we have experienced in its grace and lift.

Wine Enthusiast "Matured for just eight months and geared back in oak influences, this fresh, fruit-focused white is a youthful, mouthwatering expression of Châteauneuf-du-Pape blanc. A full-bodied blend of five classic white…