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Mitolo

Savitar Shiraz 2015

McLaren Vale

“Savitar” is a mythical dragon-like monster, and this wine is so named because of the impression Frank Mitolo and Ben Glaetzer had upon tasting one particular lot in the Willunga vineyard. They were so blown away they decided to make a Shiraz from just the small lot, and Savitar was created.

Wine Advocate "Matured in 100% new French oak (versus 70% new for the GAM), the 2015 Savitar Shiraz is a bit tighter and toastier up front, with cedary and menthol notes that…

Wine & Spirits “Tense and understated, this grows in a rocky patch of clay soil in the Lopresti Vineyards, at the southern end of McLaren Vale, less than three miles from Port Willunga.…

Related Materials: Mitolo Savitar Shiraz 2015 Tech Sheet (92 W&S)

Casisano

Brunello di Montalcino 2013

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

This elegant, traditional style Brunello is produced in the southern hills of Montalcino, between the towns of Sant'Angelo in Colle and Castelnuovo dell'Abate.

Wine Enthusiast "This opens with aromas of underbrush, new leather, pressed blue flower and a whiff of game. On the medium-bodied palate, polished fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity support dried black cherry,…

Related Materials: Casisano Colombaiolo Brunello di Montalcino 2013 Tech Sheet (90 WS)

Vinous Media "Good full red. Precise, perfumed aromas of red berries, flowers and spices, lifted by a mineral nuance. Not a fleshy wine but juicy and firm and with outstanding inner-mouth perfume,…

Related Materials: Casisano Colombaiolo Brunello di Montalcino 2013 Tech Sheet (90 WS)

James Suckling "Intensely herbal with licorice and walnut notes, this has an appealing balance of sweetness and firm, dry tannins. Better from 2019 and should develop well for another decade after that"

Related Materials: Casisano Colombaiolo Brunello di Montalcino 2013 Tech Sheet (90 WS)

Ponzi Vineyards

Tavola Pinot Noir 2017

Willamette Valley

Tavola is Ponzi's delicious early release Pinot Noir, a fruit-forward wine with soft tannins, made primarily from younger, lower elevations vines. Meant for early consumption, it is an unbeatable value for quality Pinot Noir.

Vinous Media "Deep red. Ripe, mineral-tinged red berry and cherry scents, along with a hint of succulent herbs and building spiciness. Smooth and open-knit, showing very good depth to the bitter cherry…

Domaine Chanson

Le Bourgogne Chardonnay 2015

Burgundy

This serious Bourgogne Blanc is pale gold in color with intense aromas of citrus fruit, green almond and an underlying minerality. On the palate, it is well-balanced, with very pure fruit and a racy acidity. The finish is refreshing. It's perfect with charcuterie, pâté and goat cheese.

There are no revidews for this wine, yet.

Domaine Chanson

Viré-Clessé 2015

Viré-Clessé, Burgundy

Chanson's regional wine, Viré Clessé is one of the best white wines of the region, combining suppleness and minerality. The appellation lies in the heart of the Mâcon appellation in the south of Burgundy. It's produced from a combination of Chardonnay and Chardonnay Muscaté grapes. 

Wine Spectator "Very pure, this white delivers expressive aromas and flavors of peach, apple, spice and oyster shell. Lingers on the finish, with elements of spice and brown butter. Drink now through…

Related Materials: Domaine Chanson Viré-Clessé 2015 Tech Sheet (91 WS) Domaine Chanson Viré-Clessé 2015 Shelf Talker (91 WS)

Mitolo

Jester Vermentino 2017

McLaren Vale

Frank Mitolo and Ben Glaetzer spent considerable time researching the choice of varietal for Mitolo's first white wine, and Vermentino was chosen as a grape that matches well with food and that would suit the McLaren Vale region. The maritime climate of McLaren Vale perfectly reflects that of the Mediterranean coastal districts of Corsica and Sardinia from which this varietal is best known. Warm days and cool, breezy nights allow for the grapes to develop balanced acidity and fresh fruit flavors.

Wine Enthusiast “This wine is an austere, almost Riesling-like version of this often fruit-forward variety. There are restrained aromas of waxy lemons and limes alongside stone fruits, blossoms and nettles. The palate…

Related Materials: Mitolo Jester Vermentino 2017 Tech Sheet (90 WE)

Lucien Le Moine

Montrachet Grand Cru 2016

Montrachet Grand Cru

Vinous Media “Bright yellow. Very shy aromas of pear, crushed rock and iodine; conveys an almost 2015-like ripeness without any loss of its Montrachet character. This brooding, thick, sappy wine began a…

Château de Nalys

Chateauneuf-du-Pape Grand Vin 2016

Chateauneuf-du-Pape

The realization of the Guigal family's dream of Châfteauneuf-du-Pape: 3 extraordinary vineyards coming together in an intensely expressive, utterly complete wine. 

James Suckling "Very rich, multilayered Châteauneuf with ripe red-plum and dark-berry aromas. The palate has such intense and fresh, juicy-fruit drive. Long and focused finish."

Wine Spectator "This is a fleshy and dense offering, with layers of warm cassis, plum sauce and cherry preserve flavors seamlessly entwined, while warm fruitcake and melted red licorice notes fill in…

Wine Advocate “Destined to become Nalys’s new flagship (unless the white version steals the show), the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Grand Vin is a blend of 59% Grenache, 32% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre,…

Jancis Robinson "Superb red fruit, really showcasing the purity of Grenache. Clay-textured tannins. Great perfume, with a scent a bit like fennel. There’s a real broad scope of flavour here, although it…

Related Materials: Château de Nalys Grand Vin 2016 Tech Sheet (17.5 JR)

Masciarelli

Marina Cvetic Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva 2015

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.  

Wine Spectator “A harmonious, medium-bodied red, with light, taut tannins and a delicate skein of spice unwinding ,through the flavors of crushed black currant and Earl Grey tea, revealing a subtle note…

Wine Enthusiast (Cellar Selection) “Sourced from the winery’s San Martino estate in Chieti, this wine is inviting in aromas of clove, tobacco and dill that waft over a dense core of red-skinned berries. The…

Related Materials: Masciarelli Marina Cvetic Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva 2015 Tech Sheet (91 WE)

Ponzi Vineyards

Tavola Pinot Noir 2016

Willamette Valley

Tavola is Ponzi's delicious early release Pinot Noir, a fruit-forward wine with soft tannins, made primarily from younger, lower elevations vines. Meant for early consumption, it is an unbeatable value for quality Pinot Noir.

Wine Enthusiast “Ponzi’s Tavola consistently out-performs reserve-level wines from elsewhere. Credit the outstanding vineyard sources, which include Ponzi’s Avellana vineyard, and of course the skillful winemaking, which begins with native yeast fermentation.…

Related Materials: Ponzi Vineyards Tavola Pinot Noir 2016 Tech Sheet (91 WE) Ponzi Vineyards Tavola Pinot Noir 2016 Shelf Talker (91 WE)

Ponzi Vineyards

Pinot Gris 2016

Willamette Valley

One of the original and most recognized Oregon and U.S. Pinot Gris producers, Ponzi was a major influence in establishing Pinot Gris as the first quality white grape variety in Oregon. Ponzi's Pinot Gris is an irresistably aromatic and expressive wine, and serves as a first encounter for many wine drinkers with Oregon wines and the Ponzi estate.

Wine Enthusiast (Editors' Choice) “This is done in a crisp, fresh and leesy style, with lime-drenched minerality.  Flavors of white peach and guava gain volume and density as the wine warms on the palate. …

Related Materials: Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Gris 2016 Tech Sheet (91 WE) Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Gris 2016 Shelf Talker (91 WE)

Mitolo

Savitar Shiraz 2014

McLaren Vale

“Savitar” is a mythical dragon-like monster, and this wine is so named because of the impression Frank Mitolo and Ben Glaetzer had upon tasting one particular lot in the Willunga vineyard. They were so blown away they decided to make a Shiraz from just the small lot, and Savitar was created.

Wine Advocate "Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Shiraz Savitar offers black and red currants on the nose with hints of aniseed, cloves, chocolate box and bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied,…

Jeb Dunnuck “The 2014 Shiraz Savitar comes from a tiny, extremely rocky part of the Lopresti Vineyard (from a block called the Chinese Block) and 40+-year-old vines. It’s destemmed and spends 18…

Related Materials: Mitolo Savitar Shiraz 2014 Tech Sheet (95 JD)

Mitolo

Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

McLaren Vale

“Serpico” was a famous New York police officer who wasn’t afraid to ‘work against the grain’. With Serpico, Mitolo aims to step outside its peers and redefine the accepted style of Cabernet making. Serpico is a 100% Cabernet made in the Amarone method to achieve intense aromas, and a concentrated viscous middle palate with soft and silky tannins.

Wine Advocate “Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Serpico hits the ground running with pronounced crème de cassis, blackberry pie and dark chocolate notes plus hints of bay leaves, menthol,…

Related Materials: Mitolo Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Tech Sheet (93 WA)

Mitolo

7th Son 2015

McLaren Vale

The wine’s name comes from Seventh Son of the Seventh Son, a folklore concept of birth right gifts of second sight, healing and luck. The Seventh Son is a testament to the quality of these two varieties, Grenache and Shiraz, in McLaren Vale and how well they can compliment each other. When blended together though these opposites provide a great foil for each other, creating a complex and intriguing wine.

Wine & Spirits “There may be only five percent sagrantino in this blend of grenache and shiraz, but it stands out in the wine’s Italianate spiciness. The wine is black and sappy, edged…

Related Materials: Mitolo 7th Son 2015 Tech Sheet (90 W&S)

Wine Advocate "The 2015 Small Batch Series 7th Son is a blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Sagrantino. It's floral and red-fruited at first, then it adds hints of plum skim. Full-bodied, it…

Related Materials: Mitolo 7th Son 2015 Tech Sheet (91 WA)

Jeb Dunnuck “A blend of 62% Grenache, 33% Shiraz and the rest Sagrantino (the estate is moving more to Mediterranean varieties) brought up in used French oak, the 2015 7th Son offers…

Related Materials: Mitolo 7th Son 2015 Tech Sheet (92 JD)

Casisano

Brunello di Montalcino 2012

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

This elegant, traditional style Brunello is produced in the southern hills of Montalcino, between the towns of Sant'Angelo in Colle and Castelnuovo dell'Abate.

Wine Spectator “A vegetal aroma gives way to cherry and leafy underbrush notes in this vibrant red. Firm and chalky in texture, picking up leather and tobacco accents on the finish.”

Related Materials: Casisano Brunello di Montalcino 2012 Tech Sheet (92 WS)

Mitolo

Angela 2015

McLaren Vale

The Lopresti Family growers have provided fruit for Mitolo from the very beginning. Sourced from Sandra’s Block, matriarch of the Lopresti family, this wine is a tribute to Frank Mitolo's mother, Angela, matriarch of the Mitolo family.

Wine Advocate "Made with only 30% new oak, the 2015 Small Batch Series Angela Shiraz is named after Frank Mitolo's mother. It showcases lovely aromas of violets and raspberries, a silky-textured medium…

Related Materials: Mitolo Angela 2015 Tech Sheet (93 WA)

Jeb Dunnuck “The 2015 Shiraz Angela comes from the clay soils of Sandra’s Block in the southern end of McLaren Vale and spent 18 months in 10% new French oak. It’s a…

Related Materials: Mitolo Angela 2015 Tech Sheet (91 JD)

Ponzi Vineyards

Classico Pinot Noir 2015

Willamette Valley

The "classic" representation of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, this wine encapsulates the experience, innovation, top vineyard sources, and expertise of the pioneering Ponzi family. Among the first to make Pinot Noir in Oregon and the United States and, since the start, among the very best. 

Wine Advocate "Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Pinot Noir Classico has an open nose of dried cranberries and black cherries with cardamom, floral perfume and spicy touches. Light to…

Wine Enthusiast (Editors' Choice) "This relatively new mid-level Pinot Noir is a mix of estate and purchased grapes aged for almost a year in one third new oak barrels. It’s firm, compact and juicy, with red…

Related Materials: Ponzi Vineyards Classico Pinot Noir 2015 Tech Sheet (92 WE) Ponzi Vineyards Classico Pinot Noir 2015 Shelf Talker (92 WE)

Gary Farrell Winery

Olivet Lane Chardonnay 2017

Russian River Valley, California

Pellegrini’s Olivet Lane Vineyard was planted in 1975 to Wente selection on AXR rootstock. The vineyard sits on 65 acres of sloping bench land in the Santa Rosa Plain, in between the warmer Westside Road region and the cooler Green Valley,where warm summer days are moderated by cool breezes and chilly evening temperatures. The combination of low temperatures, regular fog intrusion and well drained loam, clay soils create an excellent environment for growing Chardonnay that develop cool-climate characteristics and impeccable acid at fairly low sugars.The wines from this vineyard simultaneously express power and finesse, and they do so with tremendous balance. 

There are no revidews for this wine, yet.

Gary Farrell Winery

Russian River Selection Pinot Noir 2017

Russian River Valley, California

The Russian River Selection bottlings are quintessential Russian River Valley wines blended from some of the region’s top vineyards, taking advantage of varied climates and unique site characteristics.  Undoubtedly showcasing a beautiful expression of the varietal and of the appellation’s unique terroir, this Pinot Noir blend captures the richness, purity and elegance that are Gary Farrell Winery’s trademarks.

Wine Enthusiast (Editor's Choice ) "This is an outstanding showcase of the appellation, sourced from such stellar sties as Hallberg, Rochioli and Martaella. Fragrant, fruity and herbal, with an exotically spicy undercurrent, it shows a…

Gary Farrell Winery

Russian River Selection Pinot Noir 2016

Russian River Valley, California

The Russian River Selection bottlings are quintessential Russian River Valley wines blended from some of the region’s top vineyards, taking advantage of varied climates and unique site characteristics.  Undoubtedly showcasing a beautiful expression of the varietal and of the appellation’s unique terroir, this Pinot Noir blend captures the richness, purity and elegance that are Gary Farrell Winery’s trademarks.

James Suckling “A stunning Russian River Valley pinot noir that’s earthy and smoky with beet and herbal notes. This is ripe yet beautifully balanced. The precisely crafted tannin structure gives the wine…

Wine Enthusiast “From a blend of iconic sites, like Rochioli, Hallberg and Martaella, this opens with thick, dense and concentrated tones of dried cherry and cola before unleashing a wealth of white…

Wine Advocate (90+) “...An earthy nose of garrigue, mossy bark and underbrush with a core of craberries and red currants plus a waft of lavender. Light to medium bodied with a chewy frame…

Wine Spectator “Minerally, with focused and pure-tasting cherry, plum and currant flavors that are backed by zesty acidity. Slate and spice accents show on the finish.”