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Seña

Seña 2019

Aconcagua Valley

Guided by intuition and backed by dual family heritage, Eduardo Chadwick and Robert Mondavi handcrafted a wine that demonstrates the distinctive quality and character of Chile's Aconcagua Valley. Seña is the culmination of their partnership and passionate journey to reach the full potential of Chile's wine country and create a world-class Icon level wine like none other. Sharing their dream, efforts and dedication, in 1997 they released the first vintage of Seña (1995), Chile’s first icon wine. This marked a milestone and initiated the path for making ultra-premium wines in Chile. Starting with the 2013 through to the 2018 vintages, wine critic James Suckling has awarded the wine 99 points, 97 points, 100 points, 98 points, 99 points and 100 points. For those same vintages, the Wine Advocate has awarded the wine 96 points, 95 points, 97 points, 96+ points and 98 points. With the 2019 vintage, Seña celebrates its 25th anniversary as a pioneering wine, symbolic of Chilean excellence.

Wine Advocate "The 2019 Seña was produced with a Bordeaux blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Malbec, 15% Carmenere and 4% Petit Verdot with the Chilean character of the high percentage of…

James Suckling "Such beautiful aromas of crushed berries, currants, walnuts, allspice and nutmeg follow through to a full body with tight, ultra fine tannins that provide length and intensity. A finish of…

Sandrone

Barbera d’Alba 2019

Barbera d'Alba

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Lucien Le Moine

Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Les Vaucrains” 2017

Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Les Vaucrains”

The commune of Nuits-Saint-Georges is the southernmost commune of the Côte de Nuits, and includes, from a viticultural standpoint, the small adjoining commune of Prémeaux-Prissey. There are 431 acres of vineyards which take this appellation at the village level, of which 29 are in Prémeaux. Of the 1er Cru vineyards, numbering 36, 28 vineyards occupy 248 acres in Nuits-Saint-Georges; the remaining eight, in Prémeaux, cover 104 acres. The Les Vaucrains is a vineyard of 15 acres lying upslope at 260-280 meters in the south part of Prémeaux.

Wine Spectator “Racy and succulent, with firm tannins underlining cherry, currant and spice flavors. It's balanced, needing time to absorb the oak. Very vibrant and pure. Best from 2022 through 2036."

Champagne Bollinger

Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2007

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 Media "Burnished and open-knit, the 2007 Vieilles Vignes Françaises gives the impression it will mature at a faster pace than is the norm here. Orange confit, mint, apricot jam, hazelnut and…

Petrolo

Galatrona 2016

Val d'Arno di Sopra DOC

Year after year, Galatrona has quietly been recognized as one of the great wines of Italy and is often referred to as the Petrus of Tuscany. What it truly is, though, is beyond comparison - a wine of utter individuality reflective of the Petrolo estate and its unique location in an all but unknown appellation of Tuscany.

Wine Advocate "The 2016 Galatrona is indeed a masterpiece to behold. This wine offers thick layering and deep intensity with aromas that offer an incredible range, starting off with luscious dark chocolate…

Wine & Spirits "Galatrona leads an impressive set of wines from Luca Sanjust in the moderate 2016 growing season. Pure merlot from a 25-acre plot of vines planted in the 1990s, it unfolds…

Related Materials: Petrolo Galatrona 2016 Tech Sheet (96 W&S)

Vinous Media "The 2016 Galatrona (Merlot) is fabulous. Powerful, dense and layered, the 2016 brings together serious fruit intensity and energy, as is so typical of this important Tuscan vintage. A whole…

Related Materials: Petrolo Galatrona 2016 Tech Sheet (94 VM) Petrolo Galatrona 2016 Shelf Talker (94 VM)

James Suckling “The aromas of dried flowers, stones, dark tea leaves, hot tile, and dark berries. Full-bodied, yet tight and linear. Wonderful drive and depth. An extremely long and focused finish. A…

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Wine Spectator "This is full of enticing blackberry, blueberry and plum flavors, with a spine of acidity, iron accents and beefy tannins. Long and well-proportioned, this needs time to integrate. Tobacco and…

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Lucien Le Moine

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Les Cazetiers” 2016

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Les Cazetiers”

Les Cazetiers is a 21 acre vineyard that faces almost due east. Always one of Lucien Le Moine’s exciting wines, it combines fantastic definition and complexity. Mounir Saouma explains that the vines he uses are nearly 100 years old, and there is tremendous subtlety, spiciness and elegance. It is the essence of Gevrey without the body, all finesse.

Vinous Media “Slightly cloudy appearance. Classic, pure Genevrières scents of lemon, lime, tangerine and ginger. At once large-scaled and sharply focused, with its dusty citrus zest, spice and anise flavors communicating a…

Burghound “The particular form of reduction the Burgundians call bourgeon de cassis overshadows the fruit today. More positively, here too the big-bodied flavors possess excellent muscularity and power along the first-rate…

Lucien Le Moine

Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Aux Boudots” 2016

Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Aux Boudots”

Burghound “A very ripe yet still agreeably fresh nose features notes of warm earth, poached plum, mocha and cassis. There is excellent richness to the solidly concentrated and well-detailed flavors that…

Vinous Media “Bright, full ruby. Deep, almost liqueur-like aromas of cassis and black cherry; there’s something old school about this. Hugely concentrated and mouthfilling, with its very ripe flavors of cassis, blackberry,…

Le Macchiole

Messorio 2015

Toscana IGT

Messorio, a Merlot monovarietal, is the winery’s crown jewel. Its initial vintage was 1994, and since then it has received extraordinary acclaim, including a 100-point score from the Wine Spectator for the 2004 vintage. The name Messorio refers to the ancient Tuscan practice of wheat harvesting, the most important time of the year in the Bolgheri countryside - once it referred to wheat; these days, it is all about grape harvesting.

Wine Spectator "Seductive, yet packs a serious punch. Blackberry, black currant, cedar, iron, coffee and vanilla flavors unravel as this builds on the palate to a long finish. All the elements are…

Wine Enthusiast (Cellar Selection) "Cedar, clove, black currant, leather and Mediterranean herb aromas form the nose on this 100% Merlot. Smooth and enveloping, the full-bodied palate doles out mature black cherry, licorice, espresso and…

Related Materials: Le Macchiole Messorio 2015 Tech Sheet (94 WE)

Wine Advocate "The 2015 Messorio is a true tribute to Merlot. It's not easy to faithfully render the distinctive characteristics of this grape, within such a tight margin of error, but the…

Related Materials: Le Macchiole Messorio 2015 Tech Sheet (97 WA)

Vinous Media "The 2015 Messorio captures the Macchiole style beautifully. Ample, creamy and voluptuous, with tremendous depth, the 2015 has it all. Raspberry jam, chocolate, new leather, licorice and dark spice all…

Related Materials: Le Macchiole Messorio 2015 Tech Sheet (96 VM)

James Suckling “An opulent nose that shows plum cake, blueberry muffins, dark chocolate, mocha, coffee, plum liqueur and hot stones. However, there just the right amount of freshness with thyme, violets and…

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Lucien Le Moine

Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Les Vaucrains” 2016

Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Les Vaucrains”

The commune of Nuits-Saint-Georges is the southernmost commune of the Côte de Nuits, and includes, from a viticultural standpoint, the small adjoining commune of Prémeaux-Prissey. There are 431 acres of vineyards which take this appellation at the village level, of which 29 are in Prémeaux. Of the 1er Cru vineyards, numbering 36, 28 vineyards occupy 248 acres in Nuits-Saint-Georges; the remaining eight, in Prémeaux, cover 104 acres. The Les Vaucrains is a vineyard of 15 acres lying upslope at 260-280 meters in the south part of Prémeaux.

Burghound “This is so deeply colored that it stains the glass. The restrained and beautifully layered nose is composed by notes of earth, game, smoke and fresh black currant. The rich,…

Vinous Media “Bright, full ruby. Lively aromas of black fruits and violet are given an airy quality by limestone lift. Juicy, penetrating and a bit youthfully imploded, with its rich flavors of…

Lucien Le Moine

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Lavaut Saint-Jacques” 2016

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Lavaut Saint-Jacques”

Estournelles St Jacques sits just above Lavaut St Jacques, a five acre vineyard at the top of the slope. Mounir Saouma describes this wine by staying it is in character between Les Cazetiers, which is fine and subtle, and Lavaut St Jacques, which is more powerful and tannic. Estournelles St Jacques has a beautiful balance, and a lovely weight that also displays subtlety.

Vinous Media “Bright ruby-red. An aroma of medicinal black cherry comes across as quite fresh for this cuvée. Dense and sappy, with a flavor of black cherry syrup enlivened by savory limestone-driven…

Burghound “Reduction dominates today. Otherwise there is outstanding size, weight and intensity to the larger-scaled, muscular and much more powerful flavors that are not nearly as elegant but they do deliver…

Tommasi

Lugana Le Fornaci 2020

Lugana DOC

Le Fornaci hails from Lugana, a trendy, growing appellation on the southern shores of Lake Garda. Tommasi has long owned an estate in the village of San Martino della Battaglia, where they produce elegant white wines made from the indigenous and largely unknown Turbiana grape.

James Suckling "Floral and slightly earthy nose with some cedro, following through to a medium to full palate with flavors of bitter-lemon and rich, savory minerals. Lightly phenolic on the finish." 

Decanter "This Lugana is dangerously delicious: melon and yellow fruit aromas are joined by a stony note, with intense, fleshy and vibrant flavours of cantaloupe melon, apricot, peach skin and even…

E. Guigal

Gigondas 2018

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.

Jeb Dunnuck (90-92) “The 2018 Gigondas offers a more pretty, elegant style as well as medium-bodied richness, polished tannins, lots of spring flowers, and more red and strawberry-like fruits. It’s an elegant, balanced…

Wine Advocate (91-93) “I was told the sample of the 2018 Gigondas represented about 80% of the final blend, so a lot could still change from here to bottling. That said, what I…

Château La Fleur-Pétrus

Château La Fleur-Pétrus 2018

Pomerol

From a wine of utter charm, La Fleur-Petrus has through the developments of the last 20 years become a wine of profound depth and complexity, all the while retaining its irresistible, seductive edge. You could even call it the archetype of  Pomerol.

Jeb Dunnuck "One of the most seamless, ethereal wines in the vintage, the 2018 Chateau la Fleur-Petrus check in as 91% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot coming from a…

James Suckling "Ripe black fruit, clove, licorice, pine and walnut husk on the nose. Bitter chocolate and coffee, too. It's full bodied with firm, tight tannins. Muscular and very formed. Energetic and…

Decanter "There is ton to enjoy here. It's gorgeous, ripped and muscular, with beautifully sculpted fruits as it opens. Some over-concentration on the finish perhaps, with slight fig and prune notes…

Wine Enthusiast Editors' Choice  "Situated on some of the finest terroir in Pomerol, this estate has produced a powerful while impressively subtle wine. Black fruits, rich tannins and strength come together in…

Vinous "The 2018 La Fleur Petrus is positively rapturous, just as it was from barrel. Mother nature appears to have taken all the signatures of this site and turned up the…

Wine Advocate "A blend of 91% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the 2018 La Fleur Petrus has a medium garnet-purple color and a slightly closed-down nose to begin, soon…

Wine Spectator "This offers a dark hued mix of plum, blackberry and black currant fruit that rolls through unwinding to show anise, warm stone and tobacco notes as it does. Savory- and…

Finca Decero

Malbec 2017

Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina

A core intensity of red fruit flavors and lifted violet aromas remain the signature of Malbec from the estate’s Remolinos Vineyard. This is exquisitely balanced by freshness of acidity and an elegant integration of French oak which adds complexity to the rich mid palate.

Jeb Dunnuck "The 2017 is another juicy, ripe, sexy Malbec from this producer. Coming from a single vineyard located at 3,500 feet above sea level, it reveals a semi-opaque purple color as…

Wine Enthusiast "Jammy blackberry and cassis aromas are ripe and include an exotic note of cardamom. A healthy palate is structured in layers, while the acidity on this Malbec registers on the…

Wine & Spirits “A floral, fresh Malbec that sings with clarity. Lush with plummy flavors, it feels supple and energetic, the bright acidity impelling the wine forward. It stays lively and lifted, lasting…

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Wine Spectator (Smart Buy) "A rich red, with a plush array of dark plum and cherry tart flavors that are creamy and richly spiced. The open textured finish shows plenty of savoriness, accented by…

Lucien Le Moine

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Aux Combottes” 2016

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Aux Combottes”

Wine Advocate “Unwinding in the glass with a deep bouquet of cherries, wild berries, incense, rose petals and spices, the 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes is medium to full-bodied, velvety and…

Burghound “Reduction flattens the underlying fruit. Otherwise there is a slightly finer mouth feel to the rich, vibrant and attractively delineated medium weight flavors that terminate in a youthfully austere and…

Errázuriz

MAX Pinot Noir 2020

Aconcagua Costa

Hailing from a daring planting nearly 15 years ago of vineyards fewer than ten miles from the Pacific Ocean, MAX Pinot Noir is a stunning expression of Pinot Noir that we believe makes it one of the highest quality, most interesting, and most original Pinot Noirs available at its price from anywhere in the world.

James Suckling “Very attractive dried strawberry and cherry. Orange peel and citrus undertones. It’s medium-bodied with vivid acidity and a tangy finish. Lively acidity." - J.S. 

Finca Decero

Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina

Agrelo is recognized for red varieties and while it has been acknowledged for its high-quality Malbec it has also become known as the source of some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon emanating from Argentina. The wine has a beautiful, full-bodied structure that comes across effortlessly due to the hallmark Decero refinement.

James Suckling "A dense and velvety cabernet with currants, chocolate and hints of oak on the nose and palate. Full body, chewy tannins and a savory finish."

Wine Spectator (Smart Buy) “Big and rich, with zesty acidity behind the dark plum, blackberry and dark currant flavors. Chocolate nib notes show midpalate, while creamy accents fill the pure, fruit-filled finish.”

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Wine & Spirits “This is a lush, gentle cabernet sauvignon. A year in oak barrels has turned the tannins to suede and added a brown-sugar sweetness to the dark fruit, but the wood…

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Sandrone

Valmaggiore 2019

Nebbiolo d'Alba

Wine Advocate "The Luciano Sandrone 2019 Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore is a beautiful expression of this mighty red grape from the north of Italy. The Valmaggiore vineyard in Roero offers a spicy and…

Champagne Bollinger

La Côte aux Enfants 2014

Coteaux Champenois

A stunning and extremely rare, still red wine produced only for the greatest vintages. This wine harmoniously combines 100% Pinot Noir Grand Cru fruit from an exceptional vineyard with traditional Burgundian style winemaking. Historically, Pinot Noirs from Aÿ were the most popular wines of the French court, specifically a favorite of King Henri IV, and La Côte aux Enfants comes from a steep plot just outside of the village. This wine is the purest expression of Pinot Noir, offering a fine, delicate texture in the mouth, and a tautness giving it a beautifully long finish.

Jeb Dunnuck "All Pinot Noir and bottled as a dry, still wine, the 2014 La Cote Aux Enfants comes from a steep single vineyard just outside of the village of Aÿ and…

Lucien Le Moine

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Les Champeaux” 2016

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Les Champeaux”

Burghound “Liqueur-like aromas of various dark berries are liberally cut with notes of the sauvage, earth and a wisp of humus. The intense, focused and linear middle weight flavors exhibit ample…

Vinous Media “Bright ruby-red. Deep, brooding, very pure aromas of black cherry, dark raspberry, cocoa powder and earth. Pliant, harmonious and sweet if without quite the power of the Morey-Saint-Denis Clos des…