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Chateau Montelena

Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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 Media (94+) “The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is dark, ample and totally seductive. Black cherry, mocha, plum, spice, new leather and tobacco all meld together. Pliant and supple, the 2016 is already…

Rotem and Mounir Saouma

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Omnia 2017

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Omnia, Latin for "all," is a wine that attempts to encompass the full diversity of the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation, both in its terroir and vinification. Fruit comes from vineyards in all 5 of the Chateauneuf communes (Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Courthezon, Sorgues, Bedarrides and Orange) and aged in foudre, cement and 500 liter barrels.

Vinous Media (93-96) "Vivid ruby color. A complex, deeply perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red and blue fruits, potpourri and smoky minerals, and an exotic Mediterranean spice quality builds as the wine opens up.…

Rotem and Mounir Saouma

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Arioso 2017

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

From his original 5 acres in Pignan, Mounir has one plot, of 100% Grenache planted in the 1930s, which yields naturally at a miniscule 1 ton per acre. From these vines he produces Arioso, a Chateauneuf of astounding depth and finesse.

Vinous Media (94-97) "Deep shimmering magenta. Intensely perfumed, sharply delineated raspberry and boysenberry liqueur aromas are complicated by suggestions of candied flowers and exotic spices, and a subtle touch of earthiness emerges as…

Rotem and Mounir Saouma

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Arioso 2016

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

From his original 5 acres in Pignan, Mounir has one plot, of 100% Grenache planted in the 1930s, which yields naturally at a miniscule 1 ton per acre. From these vines he produces Arioso, a Chateauneuf of astounding depth and finesse.

Vinous Media (96-97) "Glistening ruby-red. Extremely sexy, spice-accented aromas of ripe red berries, incense and potpourri, along with a potent, smoky mineral element that adds vivacious lift. Offers sweet, palate-staining raspberry, cherry pastry,…

Rotem and Mounir Saouma

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Arioso 2015

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

From his original 5 acres in Pignan, Mounir has one plot, of 100% Grenache planted in the 1930s, which yields naturally at a miniscule 1 ton per acre. From these vines he produces Arioso, a Chateauneuf of astounding depth and finesse.

Vinous Media "Saturated, bright-rimmed red. A highly fragrant, complex nose evokes ripe red and dark berries, pungent flowers and exotic spices and a smoky mineral overtone adds vivacious lift. Juicy and concentrated…

Masciarelli

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2017

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

The first line created by Gianni Masciarelli has become over the years a landmark for the company and its customers, in addition to being the most consistent and known, in Italy and abroad. Its wines, Montepulciano D’Abruzzo DOC, Trebbiano D’Abruzzo DOC, and Rosato IGT Colline Teatine are today “a classic”, which can reflect the genuine taste of tradition and the quality of Abruzzo native vines.

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Tommasi

De Buris Amarone Riserva 2009

Amarone della Valpolicella DOC

De Buris is a timeless wine and a new classic. It is the culmination of the talent, passion, patience, and discipline of the Tommasi family in making Amarone, and an homage to the Valpolicella region and its great winemaking potential.

Wine Spectator "A beautifully aromatic red, with hints of truffle, loamy earth and dried mint playing on the nose and accenting the baked cherry and raspberry fruit, fig cake and coffee liqueur…

Gary Farrell Winery

Russian River Selection Chardonnay 2017

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.

Wine Spectator "Richly spiced with a voluptuous mix of apple pastry, dried apricot and lemon-curd flavors that are well-structured. Citrus rind and dried sage on the finish."

Wine Enthusiast (Editor's Choice ) "This is a wonderfully tart, textured and mineral-driven white from multiple sites across the appellation. Crisp apple and pear wrap around a core of lemon, nutmeg and lemongrass, finishing on…

E. Guigal

Condrieu 2018

Condrieu

Condrieu is the ancestral home of the Viognier vine and is the source of one of the world's most exotic white wines. In the mid-20th century, only 20 acres of Viognier remained in Condrieu, leaving the grape and the appellation in serious jeopardy. Guigal was instrumental in bringing this appellation back from near extinction, and today supplements the grapes from their own vineyards with grapes purchased from numerous small growers, ultimately vinifying nearly one-third of the entire appellation.

Jeb Dunnuck "Bottled in June, the 2018 Condrieu is a rich yet elegant Condrieu with classy notes of ripe white peach, tangerine, and grapefruit pith as well as medium-bodied richness. It has…

James Suckling "An attractively fresh and super rich expression, in terms of fruit, with exotic mangoes, peaches and apricots, framed in toasty hazelnuts. The palate is bathed in flavor with a very…

Telmo Rodríguez

Pago la Jara Toro 2015

Toro, Spain

Pago la Jara is Telmo’s flagship wine from Toro, made in minute quantities. Opulent and dense, but with trademark balance and seamless style, Pago la Jara represents the world-class level the terroir of Toro can display.

Wine Advocate (94+) "2015 saw a cold and rainy winter, but the warm and pretty dry spring was followed by a dry summer with a prolonged heat wave, so the 2015 Pago La…

Telmo Rodríguez

Pago la Jara Toro 2014

Toro, Spain

Pago la Jara is Telmo’s flagship wine from Toro, made in minute quantities. Opulent and dense, but with trademark balance and seamless style, Pago la Jara represents the world-class level the terroir of Toro can display.

Wine Advocate "2014 was a homogeneous and reliable year in Toro, and the 2014 Pago La Jara reflected it. The wine was a little reticent and closed at first and took some…

Telmo Rodríguez

As Caborcas 2016

Valdeorras, Spain

As Caborcas is a wine based on old-vine Mencia made from a special single vineyard site in Valdeorras. The bush-vine parcels are traditional field blends and also include small quantities of native varieties Merenzao, Sousón, Garnacha, Godello and Brencellao.

Wine Advocate "The 2.5 hectares of north- and west-facing terraces planted with old vines produced the 2016 As Caborcas, a wine of unusual intensity, elegance and balance in 2016. The cooler year…

Telmo Rodríguez

Gago 2016

Toro, Spain

Like all the Telmo Rodriguez wines from Toro, Gago is 100% Tinto de Toro (the local clone of Tempranillo). Gago is the second wine made in Toro by Telmo Rodriguez. The Telmo Rodriguez range in Toro is named after a Spanish breed of bull that is both elegant and powerful. The 19th century lower-case “g” typeface that appears on all the Toro wines is transformed, and modernized, by a bull horn.

Wine Advocate "The 2016 Gago from Toro was surprisingly elegant. It matures in foudres that were bought in the year 2,000 and by now are well seasoned and neutral and seem to…

Telmo Rodríguez

Gaba do Xil Mencia 2017

Valdeorras, Spain

This bright red hails from Valdeorras (“Valley of Gold”) in eastern Galicia, a region once famous for gold-mining and now best known for its unique and complex wines made from the indigenous Godello and Mencia grapes. The wine is named for the river Sil that flows through the region (Xil is its ancient name, used by the Celtic people who once inhabited the area).

Wine Advocate (90+) "It was hard to beat the superb 2016, but the 2017 Gaba do Xil Mencía was also perfumed and open, expressive, with a little more ripeness, with good volume and…

Telmo Rodríguez

Gaba do Xil Godello 2018

Valdeorras, Spain

This slinky, mineral white hails from Valdeorras (“Valley of Gold”) in eastern Galicia, a region once famous for goldmining and now best known for its unique and complex wines made from the indigenous Godello grape.

Wine Advocate (90+) "The 2018 Gaba do Xil Godello comes from a very difficult year in Galicia when mildew decimated many vineyards. When tasted a few months after bottling, it was very balsamic…

Ferrer Bobet

Vinyes Velles 2016

Priorat, Spain

Ferrer Bobet's Vinyes Velles is an old vine blend of Carignane (70%) and Grenache (30%). It's produced from some of the best steep slate hillside and terraced vineyards in Priorat. Though the "second wine" of Ferrer Bobet, the initial 2005 release put Ferrer Bobet on the wine world map. Two of the most important publications in Spain named it their wine of the year, and accolades came pouring in from Russia, the UK and the US. It launched the Ferrer Bobet mission of creating wines of elegance and purity, and the message has resonated.

Wine Spectator "Impressive, dark-cherry and raspberry aromas here with a very pure impression of perfect ripeness and fragrance. The palate has a focused and succulent core of red cherries and red plums,…

Wine Advocate "As with other wines, the 2016 Vinyes Velles has a little less alcohol and more acidity than the 2015. There is a little more Cariñena, up to 70%, and the…

Ferrer Bobet

Selecció Especial 2016

Priorat, Spain

Selecció Especial is 100% Carignane from hundred year old vines in some of the best vineyards in Priorat, in one of the coolest, steepest and highest elevations of the appellation, factors which contribute to optimal phenolic ripeness and help preserve flavors and acidity. A wine of truly profound fruit and minerality.

Wine Advocate "The expressive 2016 Selecció Especial reminds me of the 2010, with all the baby fat and all the primary notes still there. It seems to have a lot of everything…

Ferrer Bobet

Selecció Especial 2015

Priorat, Spain

Selecció Especial is 100% Carignane from hundred year old vines in some of the best vineyards in Priorat, in one of the coolest, steepest and highest elevations of the appellation, factors which contribute to optimal phenolic ripeness and help preserve flavors and acidity. A wine of truly profound fruit and minerality.

Wine Advocate "The 2015 Selecció Especial, pure Cariñena from centenary vines in the village of Porrera, matured in new French oak barrels for 19 months. 2015 was a warm and dry year…

Ferrer Bobet

Priorat 2016

Priorat, Spain

Ferrer Bobet's Priorat is produced from their own vineyards planted in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and grapes from 20 year old vineyards near Porrera. It's a Carignan-based blend consisting of Carignan (48%), Grenache (22%), Syrah (23%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (7%). If fulfills the vision of elegance, freshness and detail that were the key reasons for starting the estate.

Wine Advocate (92+) "2016 was a fresher year than 2015, and so the 2016 Ferrer-Bobet is also fresher than the 2015, with a little less alcohol and more acidity. The blend changed a…

E. Guigal

Gigondas 2016

Gigondas

Guigal’s Gigondas is an incredible introduction to serious Southern Rhône reds, and a show-stopper at the price. In the hands of Guigal, the rich ripe fruit and savory character of the wine bursts with sheer pleasure, yet the wine displays terrific refinement, complexity, length and ability to age.

Wine Advocate (92-94) "The 2016 Gigondas is full-bodied, creamy and rich. It must boast considerable alcohol, as it prompted Philippe Guigal to offer, “When dry extract is high enough, alcohol is not a…

Jeb Dunnuck "The finest effort I’ve tasted from this estate’s Gigondas, their 2016 is a drop-dead gorgeous wine that competes with the best in the appellation. Loads of framboise, lavender, garrigue, and…