3 bottles(s) of Vincent Ledy 2016 Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits Blanc for $31.99 per bottle (SKU1985)
14 bottles(s) of JJ Morel 2018 Bourgogne Blanc for $29.99 per bottle (SKU3688) Its not a particularly complex wine but it has more soul than a shoestore.
5 bottles(s) of Pierrick Bouley 2019 St. Romaine Blanc En Poillange for $44.99 per bottle (SKU4041)
1 bottles(s) of Laurent Boussey 2019 Monthelie Blanc 1er Cru Sur la Velle for $37.99 per bottle (SKU4149) Its a stupid value as this is rare (Laurent is the only one who makes it) and spectacular in 2019 as the wine has broken out. The wine has ridiculous energy on the palate. Like insane.
14 bottles(s) of Laurent Boussey 2019 Meursault VV for $43.99 per bottle (SKU4150) I dont know how Laurent gets the freshness he does but he is a master of this. This is a stunning wine
11 bottles(s) of Maison Brisset 2019 St. Aubin 1er Cru Sous Roche dur Gamay for $59.99 per bottle (SKU4375) It really is the fourth Chassagne 1er Cru he makes and if I blind tasted any Brisset fan on the list with this wine they would not hesitate to proclaim that this is an elite Chassagne 1er Cru. Pierre has done it again.
4 bottles(s) of JanotBos 2019 Bourgogne Blanc for $28.99 per bottle (SKU4592) It is simply a stunning microcosm of why 2019 is awesome and Janotsbos is awesome for an affordable price. If you have not had a Janotsbos wine and want to get a handle on the style, this is the perfect wine and he only has a limited amount left.
4 bottles(s) of JanotBos 2019 St. Aubin 1er Cru En Criot for $45.99 per bottle (SKU4593) 2019 is a brilliant vintage at JanotsBos to drink young but has the real deep structure to age. I had an 2008 of this that was mind blowing. This is from a south facing vineyard and my note says great stuff and indeed it is.
2 bottles(s) of JJ Morel 2018 Puligny Montrachet for $57.99 per bottle (SKU4761)
8 bottles(s) of JJ Morel 2019 St. Aubin 1er Cru for $47.99 per bottle (SKU4762)
2 bottles(s) of Selbach-Oster 2017 Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken for $27.99 per bottle (SKU3574) Lovely off-dry Riesling from Selbach-Oster.
1 bottles(s) of Juwel 2020 Riesling Trocken for $21.99 per bottle (SKU3724) Always a killer value amongst a sea of competition and it always stands tall. Gorgeous nose of succulent fruit and wonderful minerality. Terrific juiciness and palate presence with loads of gorgeous minerality and finishes with a nice herbal and tangerine streak.
3 bottles(s) of Juwel 2020 Weissburgunder Trocken for $21.99 per bottle (SKU3725) Why do people drink Chardonnay at this price point? Under $21.
6 bottles(s) of Weingut Josef Walter 2019 Riesling Centgrafenberg for $27.99 per bottle (SKU3738) Theres a certain something about Riesling from the Centrgrafenberg that is just so Teutonic. Angles, precision and straight lines. Shinmering. The clarity of this wine combined with the precise quality of Centgrafenberg Riesling is always special but this wine brings it into focus in a way you only get in the best vintages
3 bottles(s) of Max Getlinger Wein 2018 Gut & Edel for $24.99 per bottle (SKU3864) This is the only Gutedel Ive sold that is not Hanspeter Ziereisens. This one is worthy of that level of acclaim. It has similar DNA to the great Steingruble from Hanspeter but is a bit different. It has some discreet barrique aging but Max is a genius with framing use of wood that it is utterly brilliant and a distinct part of the wine like wood is on a great white burgundy.
14 bottles(s) of Weingut Weltner 2020 Kuchenmeister Hoheleite GG Riesling for $57.99 per bottle (SKU3893) 2020 is little bit like 2016 or maybe like 2018 – 2016 is my favorite vintage at Weltner.
2 bottles(s) of Weingut Weltner 2020 Kuchenmeister Hoheleite GG Sylvaner for $57.99 per bottle (SKU3894) Sylvaner is classik – pure spicy rounder than 2020 classic year. (sic) Classic. We like classic.- maybe more an professional
7 bottles(s) of Ziereisen 2018 Viviser Gutedel for $22.99 per bottle (SKU3983) The second level Gutedel from Zierieisen and it s full of minerals, acid and complexity. Super quaffable!
2 bottles(s) of Markus Molitor 2018 Zeltinger Deutschherrenberg Auslese ** (White Cap) for $59.99 per bottle (SKU3993) The 2018 Riesling Zeltinger Deutschherrenberg Auslese ** (White Label) is deep, clear and intense yet also fine and pure on the nose that reveals ripe and concentrated Riesling fruit with some yeasty notes that give this wine a warm and rich character on the nose. Fine and elegant on the palate, this is a full-bodied, crystalline and salty Riesling with less richness but more purity and vitality o
2 bottles(s) of Thorle 2019 Holle Riesling Trocken for $45.99 per bottle (SKU4063) A near-perfect marriage of power and elegance gives this wine compelling presence and the precise interplay of lemon curd, nectarine, wild-herb and leesy aromas, with the impressive concentration and racy acidity, is a beauty to behold. Excellent length. Drink or hold. – 96 Points, Stuart Piggot
3 bottles(s) of Gunther Steinmetz 2018 Neumagener Rosengärtchen von der Terrasen for $33.99 per bottle (SKU4120) The 2018 Neumagener Rosengärtchen Riesling von den Terrassen is lovely pure and fresh on the truly flinty, stone fruit bouquet. Sourced entirely from blue slate soils, this is a juicy, round and charming Riesling in the medium dry or rather sweet style. The finish is salty, piquant and grippy and very promising, with some yeasty notes. Tasted at the domain in September 2020. – 93+, Stephan Reinhar
6 bottles(s) of Martin Muellen 2019 Nostel Riesling Trocken*** (Krover Kirchlay) for $35.99 per bottle (SKU4148) Before you can take in all other dimensions of this unique dry riesling, the smell of gardenias almost bowls you over. However, then comes a wave of floral honey and oolong tea, followed by another wave of intensely mineral acidity at the super long and super silky finish. Such an uplifting wine! Drink or hold. – 97 Points, Stuart Pigott
4 bottles(s) of A. Christmann 2018 Idig Riesling GG for $74.99 per bottle (SKU4158) This is a remarkably mineral and taut style with dried citrus, quartz, ivory and brightly squeezed citrus. Edgy and compact on the palate with subtle, caressing phenolics and vibrant, bright acidity. Long and very citrusy on the finish. Drink now or hold. – 96 Points, Piggott
1 bottles(s) of K.H. Schneider 2019 Marbach Rielsing for $28.99 per bottle (SKU4180) Deep and smoky with a slew of subtle spicy notes, this is a very well structured dry riesling that is packed with candied-citrus and dried-berry character, but still feels totally bright and uplifting. Very firm, mineral finish that suggests this is going long-term. Drink or hold. 95 Points, Stuart Pigott
3 bottles(s) of Dr Burklin Wolf 2020 Wachenheimer Rechbachel PC Riesling Trocken for $43.99 per bottle (SKU4233) The ripeness of the nectarine and exotic-fruit aromas is immediately apparent, but its the stunning interplay of mineral and tannin structure with that fruit which makes it so exciting. Medium-to full-bodied with a very long, almost electric finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. 95 Points, Piggott
7 bottles(s) of Jurgen Von der Mark 2019 Grauburgunder Bedecken Deinen Himmel Zeuss for $34.99 per bottle (SKU4312) This could not be more different than the Weissburgunder. There is no discernible oak and it’s a much more cerebral wine that needs maybe 3-5 years of age. But it is stunning wine, make no mistake but more of a wine that needs to be celllared and aired out heavily.
1 bottles(s) of Sven Nieger 2019 Riesling unbestechlich for $39.99 per bottle (SKU4317) This is an INSANE value! This is like a GG Riesling. Or think of it like Jaspis Riesling. This is an outstanding bottle of wine. A remarkable bottle of wine.
6 bottles(s) of K.H. Schneider 2018 Konigsfels Riesling Trocken for $28.99 per bottle (SKU4344) Honeyed, flowers, ripe peaches, white cherries, so complex and substantial. Really vivid and detailed. So juicy and has a juicy mineral effect. So compact and clean. Amazing purity and density but beguilingly fresh. Wow this is fleshy but so compact at the same time.
11 bottles(s) of K.H. Schneider 2019 Konigsfels Riesling Trocken for $28.99 per bottle (SKU4345) “So ripe that its on the edge of exotic extravagance, but it just holds back and marries this with great freshness and energy, the finish super-clean, yet very smoky with a hint of licorice alongside the minerals and the grapefruit acidity. Drink or hold.” – 95 Points, Stuart Piggott
9 bottles(s) of Battenfeld Spanier 2020 Eisquell Riesling Trocken for $19.99 per bottle (SKU4354) The 2019 Riesling Eisquell is pure, piquant and precise on the well-concentrated and crunchy/stony nose. Intense and tight on the palate, this is a spectacular, complex and crunchy Riesling with a silky texture, fine tannins and a lingering note of lemon juice. – 90 Points, Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (2019)
1 bottles(s) of Ziereisen 2019 Lugle Weissburgunder for $23.99 per bottle (SKU4358) This is a single parcel Pinot Blanc from 32 year old vines on jurassic chalk. If you are looking for aromatic white wines, this is really one of the best values Ive seen.
14 bottles(s) of Kuhling-Gillot 2020 Nackenheim Riesling for $28.99 per bottle (SKU4391) A very expressive village wine. Intense pink and yellow-grapefruit aromas, plus some bread dough and wild herbs. At once sleek and compact, this has a strident structure that makes this both strong and zesty through the bold finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold. – 93 Points, Stuart Pigott
12 bottles(s) of Thorle 2019 Saulheim Probstey Riesling Trocken for $34.99 per bottle (SKU4421) Oh man is this a great wine yet so different than the Hölle. This is a very subtle wine that reminds me of Grand Cru Chablis. Out of all 3 Grand Cru sites this can be approached the youngest.
2 bottles(s) of Thorle 2019 Schlossberg Riesling for $29.99 per bottle (SKU4422) Nose is slamming. Super mineral with lemon and lime rock candy. Incredible minerality. So clean. Like smelling vapor. The palate is a mineral rockstar but has forceful driving stone fruits as well. Its a beautiful, regal, aristocratic elegant wine that is firing on all cylinders.
14 bottles(s) of Markus Molitor 2018 Urziger Wurzgarten Spatlese Gold Capsule for $25.99 per bottle (SKU4445) The 2018 Riesling Ürziger Würzgarten Spätlese (Golden Capsule) is coolish, precise and flinty on the crunchy and terroir-driven nose. Piquant and fresh on the palate, this is a tight and structured, classy Würzgarten Spätlese with a piquant and still slightly astringent but tensioned finish that welcomes the sweetness and hides it quite well. Very digestible. – 94 Points, Stephan Reinhardt,
5 bottles(s) of Ziereisen 2019 Gutedel Steingruble for $21.99 per bottle (SKU4449) The 2017 of this got 93 points from Stephan Reinhardt of the Wine Advocate. Not bad. Its Gutedel for the rest of us if one cannot afford the 10-4 Grand Cru. The 1er Cru truly lives up to the 1er Cru term. This is from a 100% limestone vineyard.
14 bottles(s) of Ziereisen 2019 Viviser Gutedel for $19.99 per bottle (SKU4450) I taste it usually every year at Ziereisen and never had room for it but since allocations are so strict in 2019 I added it to the mix. Its a fun, yet incisive wine from Jurassic chalk soils and is in the sweet spot alcohol for German wines, 11.5%.
14 bottles(s) of Gunther Steinmetz 2017 Kestener Paulinsberg Riesling Auslese Lange Goldkap for $15.99 per bottle (SKU4455) “The 2017 Kestener Paulinsberg Riesling Auslese is very intense and concentrated on the pretty rich nose with pineapple aromas. Lush and generous on the palate yet not super precise or sharp, this is a piquant and stimulatingly salty Auslese with lush, sexy fruit. Excellent. Tasted in March 2019.” – 93 Points, Stephan Reinhardt, WA.
5 bottles(s) of Laible 2020 Durbacher Plauerlain Riesling Achat for $33.99 per bottle (SKU4460) This has to be one of, if not the most slept on great dry Riesling in all of Germany. The 2017 Achat is just a simply beautiful wine. When you drink it, time stops. Its one of the best wines we sell irrespective of the fact that it is priced so cheaply for some reason.
2 bottles(s) of Peter Jacob Kuhn 2018 Riesling Doosberg GG for $57.99 per bottle (SKU4473) “The 2018 Doosberg Riesling Trocken GG is enormously fine and precise and even coolish on the deep and complex nose, given this spectacularly warm and dry year. The deep, clayey soils of the Doosberg, however, didnt cause any stress. On the palate, this is an intense, finely juicy, seamlessly textured, sublime, highly elegant and complex Doosberg with remarkable purity and finesse and a salty fini
2 bottles(s) of K.H. Schneider 2019 Domberg for $28.99 per bottle (SKU4477) “So intense is the minerality of this dry white, from an unknown, great vineyard, that already the nose is positively salty. Then comes the stony and vibrant palate with a surprising lightness of touch, in spite of the radical flavors. Excellent aging potential. Drink or hold.”- 94 points, Stuart Pigott
6 bottles(s) of K.H. Schneider 2019 Domberg Spatlese for $21.99 per bottle (SKU4479) “Did somebody say foie gras? Stunning white-peach and Asian-pear nose, this is at once succulent, concentrated and elegant. The balance of sweetness and mineral freshness is spot on. Long, very clean lemon-mineral finish. Drink or hold.”- 95 points Stuart Pigott
1 bottles(s) of Ziereisen 2019 Jaspis Chardonnay Nagelin for $69.99 per bottle (SKU4482) Lush and intense on the palate, this is a pure and salty, vital and stimulating Chardonnay with ripe and elegant fruit but a young, pure, fresh and tight finish. The wine paints finesse and purity with richness and ripeness, and its juicy fruit is encountered by fine tannins. – 94+ Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (2017)
5 bottles(s) of Ziereisen 2019 Hard Chardonnay for $36.99 per bottle (SKU4483)
14 bottles(s) of Battenfeld Spanier 2020 Hohen Sulzen 1er Cru for $28.99 per bottle (SKU4494) This is their 1er Cru wine and is made from young vine Frauenberg in 2020. German Riesling is a gift and and wines like this are why. Its one of those wines you pop and pour and youre just like this is perfect. That is this wine. Its so perfect.
6 bottles(s) of Martin Muellen 2019 Riesling Revival Trocken for $21.99 per bottle (SKU4500) This is a wine that Martin says is more about the fruit than anything else. It also is made the way they made wines 100 years ago. It is a blend of top parcels from the Trarbacher Huhnerberg and the Krover Paradies. It is basket pressed with a long fermentation using ambient yeasts and then aged in traditional casks before blending post fermentation.
13 bottles(s) of Martin Muellen 2019 Krover Letterlay Spatlese*** feinherb (3 star) for $28.99 per bottle (SKU4555) This is what I like to call a “Fass Freak show” in that it’s freakishly delicious but also the wine, by definition is a freak show.
14 bottles(s) of Markus Molitor 2020 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese White Capsule for $29.99 per bottle (SKU4567) Neither the finest, nor the deepest could sound like a put down, but everything fits so beautifully in this high-structured, dry Mosel that’s been made for long aging. Delicate spice and ripe-mirabelle aromas evolve slowly. Only medium-bodied, but it has a very long, polished finish. Drink or hold. – 94 Points Stuart Pigott
11 bottles(s) of Markus Molitor 2020 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese (White Capsule) for $31.99 per bottle (SKU4569)
14 bottles(s) of Markus Molitor 2020 Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese Green Capsule for $28.99 per bottle (SKU4570) It’s sad that medium-dry strikes many wine drinkers as suspect, others as an insult to their intelligence, because medium-dry rieslings like this prove how engaging and delightful this direction can be. This is bursting with peach, floral and slate character, but also has a cool and deep mineral side that inexorably pulls you back to the glass. Drink or hold. – 95 Points Stuart Pigott
8 bottles(s) of Markus Molitor 2020 Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese** (White Capsule) for $53.99 per bottle (SKU4571) Great peach and nectarine nose with a whiff of vanilla bean and a hint of basil. Excellent concentration for 12% alcohol, the racy acidity driving this over the palate at a very brisk clip. So much energy that the faint-hearted may need to stand back as it passes. Drink or hold. – 95 Points Stuart Pigott
13 bottles(s) of Max Getlinger Wein 2019 Gut & Edel for $29.99 per bottle (SKU4589) This is the best Gutedel I have had since Ziereisens 10-4 Jaspis which is $120. This is the only Gutedel Ive sold that is not Hanspeter Ziereisens. This one is worthy of that level of acclaim.
3 bottles(s) of Juwel 2021 Fruhmesse Riesling Trocken for $33.99 per bottle (SKU4599) These wines are almost Champagne-like in their mineral density and citrus perfume. You dont have to be a geek to appreciate them – they are delicious. But if you really get fine white wine, these are wines to really appreciate.
6 bottles(s) of Weingut Weltner 2020 Rodelsee Kuchenmeister Sylvaner Trocken for $22.99 per bottle (SKU4607) Of the two 1er Cru Sylvaners Paul makes this is the more clean, the more precise, the more shimmering. This wine shimmers. You gotta wear sunglasses to drink this stuff.
7 bottles(s) of Thorle 2020 Saulheim Probstey Riesling Trocken for $29.99 per bottle (SKU4638) Intense lemon-curd and reine-claude plum nose with just a hint of oak. In spite of the excellent concentration, this has a suave and creamy personality, the tannic base wrapped in the rich texture, so that you barely feel it until the deep, powerful finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold. – 94 Points, Stuart Piggot
1 bottles(s) of Thorle 2020 Schlossberg Riesling for $34.99 per bottle (SKU4639) A very elegant and graceful dry riesling with impressive concentration of orange and nectarine character. Really fine-grained tannins and cool minerality that underline the generous body beautifully. Super-long and super-silky finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold. – 96 Points, Stuart Piggott
2 bottles(s) of Juwel 2021 Riesling Trocken for $19.99 per bottle (SKU4656) Always a killer value amongst a sea of competition and it always stands tall. Gorgeous nose of succulent fruit and wonderful minerality. Terrific juiciness and palate presence with loads of gorgeous minerality and finishes with a nice herbal and tangerine streak.
4 bottles(s) of Juwel 2021 Weissburgunder Trocken for $19.99 per bottle (SKU4657) Lovely classic nose of pear, apple, spice and intense minerality. Palate is complex and juicy with so much minerality and juicy fruit. Deep and textured with great crunch and crackle of clearly defined fruit and mineral.
9 bottles(s) of Juwel 2021 Grauburgunder for $19.99 per bottle (SKU4658) Lovely green vegetables and vineyard peach. So many wet stones. Killer stuff. Rich yet tensile with extremely attractive minerality and a limestone feeling. Great length and juiciness. Again so well made.
1 bottles(s) of Juwel 2021 Silvaner for $19.99 per bottle (SKU4659) Very well made. Has the richness of Sylvaner from the Rheinhessen but also the floral herbal elements more in line with Franken . This is remarkable.
1 bottles(s) of Gunther Steinmetz 2020 Wintricher Geierslay GW for $29.99 per bottle (SKU4674) Such a beautifully ripe apricot nose! Stunning concentration and brilliance on the light-footed and extremely focused palate. Gigantic energy and minerality at the breathtaking finish. Drink or hold. – 97 Points, Stuart Piggot
2 bottles(s) of Martin Muellen 2019 Trabener Wurzgarten Auslese for $30.99 per bottle (SKU4680) Nose is spicey and complex. Tree bark. Honeyed. Showing a bit of funk as well. Huge citrus. Pineapple and guava. Some opulence as well and great thunderous acidity. Very well made. After air nose has more pointed citrus. Wow palate has huge confectionary inner mouth aromas. Joyful.
4 bottles(s) of Thorle 2020 Holle Riesling Trocken for $37.99 per bottle (SKU4707) A very finely nuanced and delicate dry riesling, in spite of the orange-blossom, candied-orange and ripe white-peach character. Serious structure and quite some power, but these things are wonderfully underplayed. What a beautiful finish! From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.. – 96 Points, Stuart Piggot
7 bottles(s) of Thorle 2021 Saulheimer Kalkstein Riesling Trocken for $22.99 per bottle (SKU4708)
14 bottles(s) of Markus Molitor 2020 Bernkasteler Badstube Auslese* (Green Capsule) for $35.99 per bottle (SKU4782) The very striking, cool and minty nose makes it difficult to resist setting out on the much longer adventure through the magic kingdom of cool on the sleek and very refined palate. Ends with a no less striking, mint and mineral finish. – 95 Points Stuart Pigott
1 bottles(s) of Domaine des Marrans 2019 Beaujolais Blanc Chardonnay for $27.99 per bottle (SKU3674) The Best Beaujolais Blanc Ive Had.I Always Thought There Should Be Great Beaujolais Blanc (Nothing Wrong with the Terroir) – Now There Is.
14 bottles(s) of Domaine des Marrans 2020 Beaujolais Blanc Chardonnay for $24.99 per bottle (SKU4387) Its the best Beaujolais Blanc Ive had and one of the best value Chardonnays ever. Its a stunning, stunning wine with amazing style and purity.
1 bottles(s) of Caves Jean Bourdy 2011 Vin Jaune for $96.99 per bottle (SKU3696)
5 bottles(s) of Frederic Lambert 2014 Chateau Chalon for $67.99 per bottle (SKU4490) Chateau Chalon is Vin Jaune but from the area around the village of Chateau Chalon. Its different than Vin Jaune from Arbois or Cote de Jura. The process is different and unique to this village. It has to be 12% alcohol minimum vs. 11.5% in other areas. There are no botryized grapes and then it is stored for 6 years and 3 months in wood casks before it is bottled.
10 bottles(s) of Frederic Lambert 2020 Chardonnay for $27.99 per bottle (SKU4491) This wine is excellent and one of the better Savagnin Ouille wines Ive ever sold at Fass Selections. Just stunning quality. This is aged on the lees for 12 months. This is 100% whole cluster and is in the Ouille style which means it is NOT oxidized. Its, clean, fresh and dazzlingly pure. Like Jura Puligny-Montrachet made from Savagnin.
4 bottles(s) of Martin Woods 2018 Gruner Veltliner Havlin Vineyard Van Duzer Corridor for $24.99 per bottle (SKU3760) Nose has the lovely fat that gruner is known for and all types of veggies and herbals. Lemon. Loads of lemon. On the palate, mineral yet rich and vibrant with superb minerality and freshness. Textured, deep and so structured and balanced. Salty and sweet english peas on the finish.
4 bottles(s) of Martin Woods 2017 Riesling Hyland Vineyard for $28.99 per bottle (SKU3838) American Grosses Gewachs: The Balance, Depth and Denisty of German Grand Cru Rieslng for Under $30
9 bottles(s) of Domaine des Rutissons 2019 Verdesse IGP for $30.99 per bottle (SKU3979) Verdesse is a white grape that is an ancient specialty of the area. Only 13 hectares are planted and one of the parents of the grape is Savagnin. As of 2008 there were only 2 hectares planted so it is slowly increasing. It is considered one of the oldest white grape varieties in the world. I adore this grape and I know once you all taste this you all will as well. Its brilliant and so new and so u
14 bottles(s) of Domaine des Rutissons 2020 M. Leblanc for $26.90 per bottle (SKU3998) A wonderful quirky white blend from Rutissons!
3 bottles(s) of Domaine Montessuit 2019 Ayze Gringet Vieilles Vignes Cuvée Jonquille for $27.99 per bottle (SKU4249) Vines are 70-115 years old with the average age being 93 years old. This is a stupid great wine and a stunning value. I can see this wine being $45 in a few years, a la the Berlioz cuvees.
14 bottles(s) of Domaine Montessuit 2020 Ayze Gringet Vieilles Vignes Cuvée Jonquille for $26.99 per bottle (SKU4540) Vines are 70-115 years old with the average age being 93 years old. This is a stupid great wine and a stunning value. I can see this wine being $45 in a few years, a la the Berlioz cuvees.
1 bottles(s) of Filippo Barni 2012 Cantagnal Apassiemento Erbaluce for $34.99 per bottle (SKU4008) This is a vinous treasure that is why you shop at Fass Selections. Amazing texture. Just great acidity and so long. Flavors of apricot, grilled nuts, citrus jelly, and superbly mineral and complex. So airy in the finish with bits of caramel and charred orange rind. Viscous but also fresh and textured
14 bottles(s) of Calafe 2019 Greco di Tufo Ariavacchia for $31.99 per bottle (SKU4071) There is not another Greco di Tufo that comes close. Like 1er Cru Chassagne with and Italian twist.
14 bottles(s) of Lunarossa 2018 Quartara for $32.99 per bottle (SKU4125) This is 100% Fiano. Only 180 cases were made of a special selection of his best vines. Fermentation is in amphorae. The tops of the amphorae are closed so the wine is not an orange wine (even though the winemaker worked with Gravner).
14 bottles(s) of Cascina Sot 2020 Nascetta for $26.99 per bottle (SKU4365) Nose is loads of lavender and very floral like a Crabtree and Evelyn store. Palate has terrific fruit with lemon, lime, grapefruit and an intense rocky minerality that reminds me of Germany and just terrific depth. Great structure and very dry wine overall.
5 bottles(s) of Lunarossa 2014 Quartara for $33.99 per bottle (SKU4426) The density is there but not in an obvious fruity way – more in a coiled fist kind of way that should evolve into something magnificent as this ages. All of this is seamlessly bonded with perfect epic levels of sucking on a cold, river-smoothed rock minerality.
4 bottles(s) of Lunarossa 2018 Quartara for $31.99 per bottle (SKU4428) Now this is perhaps the best white Ive had in Italy but the crazy thing is, its not one of those whites that is a museum piece type wine where its purely an intellectual construct and fascinating to taste. Its absolutely one of the most delicious wines Ill offer all year.
11 bottles(s) of Montepepe 2018 Bianco for $31.99 per bottle (SKU4475) This is 70% Vermentino and 30% viognier. These are the best and oldest white wine vines on the estate from the steepest and highest slopes.
7 bottles(s) of Vini Chiussima 2020 Erbaluce Pajarin for $23.99 per bottle (SKU4591) This is a fantastic white wine that is a stunning value but it has barely any fruit. Be warned. But its so well made and has just profound mineralIty. Its just glorious.
5 bottles(s) of Filippo Barni 2013 Cantagnal Apassiemento Erbaluce for $34.99 per bottle (SKU4610) This has the balance and depth of the best sweet wines I have ever had . What mouthfeel and texture. Insane inner mouth aromas and caramel that is to die for. It has the sphere and orb in a sweet wine. Amazing! This will last 25 more years! Amazing!
9 bottles(s) of Jean-Francois Jacouton 2019 St. Joseph Blanc Souvenir dAndre for $28.99 per bottle (SKU4170) Slightly reductive yet certainly attractive notes of mineral-laced citrus, sappy flowers, herbs, and some honeysuckle emerge from the 2019 Saint Joseph Souvenirs DAndre Blanc, which shows the classic, fresher, vibrant and focused style of this estate nicely. This cuvée is equal parts Marsanne and Roussanne, vinified and aged in once-used barrels. – 90 Points Jeb Dunuck
1 bottles(s) of Andre Francois 2018 Condrieu La Maladiere for $39.99 per bottle (SKU4377) Its a beautiful bottle of Condrieu and so so intense. They only make 700 or so bottles so this is super limited. he balance is wonderful and its so nervy. Not rich, cloying or vulgar like Condrieu can be. A beauty. So so stylish.
4 bottles(s) of Cave Sebastien Blachon 2019 St. Joseph Blanc Isaline for $42.99 per bottle (SKU4552) Rich, waxy nose, with terrific granitic freshness. Really great minerals juxtapose with the richness. Palate is like icing on a cake. Ripe, so so mineral and textured mineralic freshness. Barely any fruit on the palate but a sense of engaging mineral sweetness.
3 bottles(s) of Maison Alexandrins 2020 Hermitage Blanc for $74.99 per bottle (SKU4643) This is from Les Roucoles and Maison Blanche. That is some tip top terroir. I mean top top. The price for this wine cannot be beat. Its like drinking Montrachet. It has that level of aristocratic grace.
4 bottles(s) of Gonon 2020 St. Joseph Blanc Oliviers for $106.99 per bottle (SKU4743) The 2020 Saint Joseph Les Oliviers Blanc was still in barrel at the time of my visit, but it’s certainly going to be another impressive white from this reference point estate. Ripe quince, peach, flowers, and spicy, toasty notes all define the bouquet, and it’s medium to full-bodied, has wonderful concentration, and a great finish. – 92-94 Jeb Dunnuck
1 bottles(s) of Maison Dampt 2018 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur for $49.99 per bottle (SKU4215)
14 bottles(s) of Jean Dauvissat Pere & Fils 2020 Chablis for $26.99 per bottle (SKU4493)
2 bottles(s) of Sebastien Dampt 2020 Chablis 1er Cru Les Beugnons for $31.99 per bottle (SKU4502) A decidedly restrained nose speaks mostly of mineral reduction and sea breeze nuances while hints of quinine and shrimp shells lurk in the background. The medium-bodied flavors are at once quite fine yet offers very good volume while coating the palate on the intense, focused and lingering finale. This could use better depth, but the underlying material appears to be present such for that to occur
6 bottles(s) of Domaine des Roches Neuves 2020 Clos Romans for $77.99 per bottle (SKU4327) From Souzay-Champigny and cultivated on clay-limestone terroir with just a 30-centimeter layer of clayey sand before the Seonian limestone is present, the 2019 Saumur Blanc Clos Romans has a straw yellow color and a deep yet subtle and complex bouquet of white fruits intertwined with the flinty limestone aromas. Pure, fresh and juicy, with great finesse and mineral tension, this is a refined and h
2 bottles(s) of Domaine Grosbot-Barbara 2020 Les Maltotes Cuvée PP 13 Saint-Pourçain Blanc for $40.99 per bottle (SKU4407) This is their Grand Cru expression if the previous wine is their 1er Cru. Its a wine of utter genius and one of those why you shop at Fass Selections wines. The wine ups the Tressallier to 50% while lowering the Chardonnay to 50%. Its a down the middle blend and its on clay-limestone soils. Its brilliant. Like a Corton Charlemagne.
7 bottles(s) of Domaine des Berioles 2020 Saint Pourcain Vin Dici et d Ailleurs Blanc for $26.99 per bottle (SKU4523) This is a blend Chardonnay and Tressalier aged months in inox vats for $27.99 on a 4-pack. There is no better under $30 non-Riesling we sell. Period. End. The precision and purity are off the charts.
1 bottles(s) of Domaine des Roches Neuves 2020 Clos Romans for $79.99 per bottle (SKU4547)
5 bottles(s) of Weingut Riehen 2017 Le Grand Sauvignon Blanc for $93.99 per bottle (SKU4697) This is from the Basel-Stadt area of Switzerland and made by Hans Peter Ziereisen and also the winemaker at Riehen whose name is Silas. This is a wine of the highest possible quality.
1 bottles(s) of Patrick Jasmin 2017 IGP Collines Rhodaniennes La Chevaliere for $24.99 per bottle (SKU2137) This is really an incredibly elegant Brunello. But this wine is just so elegant. It expresses all the greatness of Sangiovese grown in Montalcino with with so much more going on.
3 bottles(s) of Domaine St. Gayan 2015 Gigondas In Nominae Patris for $43.99 per bottle (SKU3741)
9 bottles(s) of Compagnie de lHermitage 2018 Cairanne Vieilles Vignes for $28.99 per bottle (SKU3932) There is no better value Cairanne than the Greeks!
1 bottles(s) of Bernard Burgaud 2019 Cote Rotie for $77.99 per bottle (SKU4017) The most Burgundian Cote Rotie and will reward cellaring. 93-95 Jeb Dunnuck
5 bottles(s) of Cave Pinheiro 2019 Cornas for $43.99 per bottle (SKU4062) Thats just silly for a Cornas and even sillier for this Cornas as this wine is so damn good. First of all the wine is so, so fine. My goodness is this refined. I wasnt prepared for the refinement.
1 bottles(s) of Remy Nodin 2019 Cornas Les Eygats for $33.99 per bottle (SKU4163) I cant believe how cheap this wine is for the quality. The site, Eygats is great and Domaine Courbis made a 100 point Cornas (Jeb Dunnuck) in 2015 from this site
5 bottles(s) of Jean-Francois Jacouton 2019 St Joseph Chemin De Sainte Epine for $36.99 per bottle (SKU4171) The 2019 Saint Joseph Chemin De Sainte Epine has a similar purity and freshness, with slightly exotic notes of ripe plums, blueberries, sappy spring flowers, and pepper. It too is elegant and seamless on the palate, with wonderful purity and elegance as well as great tannins. It should evolve for a solid 10-15 years in cold cellars. – 93 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
6 bottles(s) of Christophe Billon 2018 Cote Rotie Les Elotins for $47.99 per bottle (SKU4213) Including 3% Viognier, Billons 2018 Côte Rôtie Les Elotins is the entry level cuvée of the estate and offers a meaty, black-fruited style that carries medium to full-bodied richness, plenty of tannins, and notes of chocolate, crushed rocks, ground herbs, and pepper. Give bottles 2-3 years of bottle age. – 90-92 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
14 bottles(s) of Andre Francois 2017 Quinet IGP for $20.99 per bottle (SKU4330) The wine is a Côte-Rotie. Except its not from Côte Rotie (spitting distance away) and its not priced like Côte Rotie. This is the IGP to end all IGPs.
2 bottles(s) of Andre Francois 2019 Cote Rotie Gerine for $39.99 per bottle (SKU4378) This is our best value Côte Rotie. Its more of a geeks Côte Rotie while they Peintre is more of a Côte Rotie that even your CA Syrah friends will love. I love how relaxed Nancy is as I asked her what the soil is here. She just said rocks. Lots of them. My kind of winemaker.
13 bottles(s) of Domaine des Pierres Seches 2019 Saint Joseph Rouge Cuvee 1930 for $61.99 per bottle (SKU4409) As the name suggests these are from vines planted in 1930 and are the oldest vines of the estate and in 2019 the fruit was so good that Sylvain decided to separate them out into a special cuvee. Now in 2020 we have the 2nd vintage. Just a stunning wine of epic genius
13 bottles(s) of Domaine des Pierres Seches 2018 Saint Joseph Rouge Aubert for $42.99 per bottle (SKU4410) This used to be called the St. Epine and is absolutely mindboggling in 2018. This is from craggy cliffs of St. Epine and has to be one of the best mid range St. Joseph wines that mimics a high end St. Joseph.
1 bottles(s) of Nicolas Champagneaux 2019 Cote Rotie La Dedicace for $67.99 per bottle (SKU4434) This is sick. Its 100% Syrah and shows what Nicolas can do in an utterly classic yet ripe and deep vintage.
2 bottles(s) of Nicolas Champagneaux 2020 IGP Collines Rhodaniennes Rouge La Remise for $28.99 per bottle (SKU4435) This is a baby Cotie Rotie for $29.99 a bottle on a 4-pack. This is mimics a Côte Rotie so much that it is eerie. This is a stunner.
6 bottles(s) of Domaine St. Gayan 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape for $47.99 per bottle (SKU4532) The CDP is from vines averaging 85 years old. When I taste and discuss Gayan over in France it it is held in extremely high esteem.The 2015 is just a gorgeous wine. Its so authentic the aromas of this in that it it is not afraid to show its rustic side. I think that is why I love this wine so much. Also, and this is the key, Gayan CDP is a serious wine and with none of the classical elements of to
5 bottles(s) of Bernard Burgaud 2020 Cote Rotie for $69.99 per bottle (SKU4542) This is one of those types of wines that has always been excellent but the classicism of 2020 raises this wine to another level. This is extremely limited as he only makes around a few thousand cases a year and this is the only wine he makes.
2 bottles(s) of Cave Sebastien Blachon 2019 St. Joseph Alban for $43.99 per bottle (SKU4551) Terrific granitic nose. Huge dark berry fruit. Very classy and a terrific sense of depth. So fresh and linear with unreal complexity and depth. Palate is olivey, textured, clean and so graceful with lovely luscious and succulent fruit.
2 bottles(s) of Jean Michel Stephan 2019 Cote-Rotie Coteaux du Bassenon (2) 2019 for $127.99 per bottle (SKU4558) There are some of the oldest vines in Côte-Rotie in this wine. The 60% Syrah is from 1896 and 1902 and the rest is from 1988 vines. There is also 30% Serine The 10% Viognier is from a sector called Coteaux de Semons which is also Bassenon. They are co-fermented with carbonic and semi carbonic maceration. This is an utterly glorious success for JM Stephan in 2017.
1 bottles(s) of Compagnie de lHermitage 2020 Crozes-Hermitage Rouge VV de Gervans for $39.99 per bottle (SKU4577)
2 bottles(s) of Christophe Billon 2019 Cote Rotie La Brocarde for $69.99 per bottle (SKU4582) For lovers of powerful, massive Côte Rôtie, the 2019 Côte Rôtie La Brocarde from Billon is going to punch that ticket. Decadent black fruits, scorched earth, roasted meats, and spicy nuances all define this beauty, and its full-bodied, with a decadent, layered texture, one heck of a great mid-palate, and the density, structure, and balance to benefit from 7-8 years of bottle age and evolve for 20-
6 bottles(s) of Christophe Billon 2019 Cote Rotie Les Rozier for $67.99 per bottle (SKU4583) The 2019 Côte Rôtie Côte Rozier is also concentrated and rich, yet it has a more lifted, elegant, fresher style in its plum and flowery, peppery incense aromatics, medium to full body, building tannins, and great finish. It doesnt have the sheer wealth of fruit to buffer its structure like the La Brocarde and needs at least 4-5 years in the cellar to round into form. Its impressive, nevertheless.
1 bottles(s) of Maison Alexandrins 2019 St Joseph Les Ponts for $48.99 per bottle (SKU4602) This is such a serious effort and while the 17 and 18 Domaine St. Joseph were terrific the 19 new cuvee (Les Ponts) is completely off the charts as the tweaks and reduction of yields makes this that much better than both of those wines
5 bottles(s) of Guillaume Gilles 2020 Cornas Nouvelle R for $53.99 per bottle (SKU4613) This is a wine that is from the flatlands of Cornas and is from vines only 10 years old. In 2019 and 2020 it is finally stepping out of the shadows of its big brother, The Chaillot with those being the two finest vintages.
2 bottles(s) of Compagnie de lHermitage 2018 Cote Rotie Lieu Dit La Brocarde for $129.99 per bottle (SKU4615) La Brocarde is an amazing site and these are very old vines from the best parcel in Georges opinion. George knows his stuff and has tasted, walked these vineyards for decades. It is extraordinary and profound Côte Rotie of the highest degree but man does this wine need time
3 bottles(s) of Johann Michel 2020 Cornas Cuvee Jana for $79.99 per bottle (SKU4636) This is 100% Chaillot, which is the most famous vineyard in Cornas. The vines were only planted in 2000 yet the wine tastes like insane old vine Chaillot. All aged in Demi-Muids.
2 bottles(s) of Emmanuel Darnaud 2019 St. Joseph Dardouille for $55.99 per bottle (SKU4637) Cassis, crushed violets, ground pepper, and rocking levels of minerality emerge from the 2019 Saint Joseph Lieu-Dit La Dardouille, and this beauty is full-bodied and has a great mid-palate. Its layered, pure, incredibly impressive style is already hard to resist, yet it will unquestionably evolve for 15 years or more.- 96 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
4 bottles(s) of Maison Alexandrins 2019 Cornas for $57.99 per bottle (SKU4644) This is as good if a bit richer than the great Hermitage they make. Its in the same style we all know and love at Alexandrins. This comes from a small parcel called Les Eygas where Remy Nodin has young vines and also Jeb dropped a hundred on the version from Domaine Courbis in 2015
3 bottles(s) of Bernard Gripa 2020 St. Joseph Le Berceau Rouge for $70.99 per bottle (SKU4676) The wine is extraordinary in every possible way. The 2016, of which the todays wine, the 2020 is almost a clone, is an extraordinary work of art. What Le Berceau does better then any other St. Joseph, especially in a classic vintage like 2016 and 2020 is it remains stunningly fresh AND elegant with Hercules-like structure at the same time.
2 bottles(s) of Bernard Gripa 2020 St. Joseph Rouge for $40.99 per bottle (SKU4677) The wine is the best regular St. Joseph since the classic 2016 but Fabrice thinks it is better. So do I.
1 bottles(s) of Louis Sozet 2016 Cornas for $72.99 per bottle (SKU4686) Our most Burgundian Cornas. Stunning finesse from same parcal as Tunnels Pur Noir.
2 bottles(s) of Christophe Billon 2019 Cote Rotie La Vialliere for $61.99 per bottle (SKU4691) Brand new single vinryard from Billon. One of my favorite Cote Rotie terroirs and Vialliere slayed in 2019.
9 bottles(s) of Cuchet Beliando 2017 Cornas for $90.99 per bottle (SKU4724) As good as Cornas gets. Needs age. Like 10 years.
3 bottles(s) of Jean-Claude Marsanne 2019 St. Joseph for $40.99 per bottle (SKU4775) This is Syrah at its wildest and untamed. I adore this style of Syrah. This is the best vintage of this wine I have ever tasted. It is massive and needs 4-6 years of age. I know $40.99 and 4-6 years of age is an big ask but trust me it needs it but with age these wines are amazing. A recent 2010 was just bananas
1 bottles(s) of Spater-Veit 2016 Slate for $16.99 per bottle (SKU2664) Anyway this is like the Pinot Noir version of the famous Raisins Gaulois bottling of Beaujolais by the even more famous Marcel Lapierre.
8 bottles(s) of Spater-Veit 2017 Pinot Noir for $22.99 per bottle (SKU3678) Unreal purity and drinkability here in the essence of the Red Riesling style.
12 bottles(s) of Max Getlinger Wein 2018 Spatburgunder for $33.99 per bottle (SKU3749) The wine is as nimble as a Chambolle but is such essential Red Riesling its not even funny. In 2018 it is by far the most fruit-driven version yet.
8 bottles(s) of Max Getlinger Wein 2017 Rotwild for $34.99 per bottle (SKU3920) This is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Regent. Palate is insanely juicy, pure and clean. Thunderous freshness and wow that purity. The palate is so bright and has insane lift to it plus just superb balance. What a wine. So so stunning. Ripe, velvety and substantial tannins and terrific length. This is truly great.
3 bottles(s) of Thorle 2018 Saulheim Spatburgunder Kalkstein for $24.99 per bottle (SKU4067) What a ravishing (black and sour) cherry nose and a seductive texture this concentrated pinot noir has. The oak is already almost perfectly integrated. Super interplay of velvety tannins and mineral acidity at the long finish. Drink or hold. – 94 Points, Stuart Piggot
14 bottles(s) of Thorle 2018 Spatburgunder Gutswein for $20.99 per bottle (SKU4118) A wonderfully fragrant pinot noir that you could easily mistake for Volnay village, this is very elegantly proportioned for the humble category. Love the way the rather fine tannins support the long, dry finish. Drink or hold..- 92 points Stuart Pigott
6 bottles(s) of Gunther Steinmetz 2018 Kestener Herrenberg Pinot Noir for $31.99 per bottle (SKU4172) This is the 1er Cru and this is where Germany really outdoes Burgundy. In the under $35 category of Pinot Noir Germany crushes Burgundy in the 3 tier system. Just a fact. Todays wine is a 1er Cru quality wine from an elite vineyard site that Stefan has made great.
3 bottles(s) of Marbleous 2018 Moselsurscher F Spatburgunder for $47.99 per bottle (SKU4246) Super herbal nose with gorgeous sweet cherry fruit. Ethereal and complex. Huge spice. Palate is so sweet, yet earthy and supple. Wowsers. Beautiful wine that is exceptionally pure and deep. Silky and ethereal.
13 bottles(s) of Marbleous 2018 Spatburgunder for $24.99 per bottle (SKU4300) Nose is just next level. All terroir. Gorgeous sappy pine, tree bark, slate, some sappy sour cherries. Intoxicating. Palate is stunning. Fresh and transparent with gorgeous sappy sour and mid season cherry fruit, glorious spice and such purity. Clean as a whistle while having a serious sense of transparency. Juicy.
7 bottles(s) of Matherne & Schmitt 2018 Winninger Spatburgunder for $39.99 per bottle (SKU4301) Make no mistake this is easily 1er Cru Burgundy quality. It was super juicy with amazing, such fine, such poised and intricate tannins dripping when sweet, rich, decadent Pinot fruit. Wonderful acidity holds it all together and makes you salivate. This is an accomplishment like no other.
6 bottles(s) of Weingut Josef Walter 2016 Spatburgunder J Centgrafenberg for $37.99 per bottle (SKU4429) Gorgeous nose. The nose is a spectrum. There is so much and its so fragrant and so detailed and so vivid and so so delicate. What purity, elegance sweetness and depth on the palate. A true knockout. So balanced and deep. Complex, juicy and ethereal. Incredible texture and just barely there sweetness and terrific purity.
5 bottles(s) of Weingut Josef Walter 2013 Fruhburgunder Centgrafenberg J for $38.99 per bottle (SKU4565) The fruit in a young Frühburgunder is akin to nothing I can compare in the world of Pinot. Its sweet, but in such a unique way. Its a very Northern part of a Northern wine producing county with a Pinot Noir variant that is ripened three weeks earlier than the normal Pinot Noir.
14 bottles(s) of Enderle & Moll 2020 Basis Pinot Noir for $20.99 per bottle (SKU4573) An absolutely incredible wine from a top, cult producer for a price that normally nets you wretched plonk from a mammoth industrial winemaker. 2020 is an incredible vintage for E&M
3 bottles(s) of Max Geitlinger Wein 2017 Maximal Spatburgunder for $34.99 per bottle (SKU4588) The wine is super elite Pinot Noir and a profound experience. And it will wow just anybody. It blew me away. The wine is essential Baden Pinot Noir. If I had to compare to Burgundy its like Chambolle crossed with Nuits St. Georges
2 bottles(s) of Spater-Veit 2010 Pinot Noir No. 1 for $34.99 per bottle (SKU4683) This is as nimble and delicate as Mosel Riesling and often shares the same characteristics but in Pinot Noir clothing. Very juicy, amazing fruit. Stunning. It has some tannins still and can be aged for 8-10 more years Id say.
1 bottles(s) of JJ Girard 2018 Savingy Les-Beaune Narbantons 1er Cru for $43.99 per bottle (SKU3482) Here too there are notes of poached plum and spice to the aromas of cassis and violet. I very much like the textured mouthfeel of the slightly bigger and richer medium-bodied flavors that coat the palate with sappy dry extract while exhibit good length on the serious, complex and lingering finale. There is presently a hint of backend dryness, but I would expect it to gradually dissipate with age.
4 bottles(s) of Vincent Ledy 2017 Savigny Les Beaune for $34.99 per bottle (SKU4371) Below his two NSG cuvees this is the king at Ledy and one of the finest Savignys one can have dollar for dollar. I love this wine. Its serious Savigny. Forget that its not a 1er Cru. This is a serious wine and can compete with so many 1er Crus.
10 bottles(s) of Michel Rebourgeon 2019 Beaune 1er Cru Choucheaux for $39.99 per bottle (SKU4456) Amazing purity and depth and just so seductive. It’s got that generous Rebourgeon fruit but it’s also got finesse and complexity. This kids deserves an A-Rod contract. On day 2, palate is just awesome. Balanced, pure, sweet and linear. Not a hair out of place. Stunning.
14 bottles(s) of JJ Girard 2019 Savigny Les Beaune 1er Cru Rouvrettes for $28.99 per bottle (SKU4461) This wine is just exuberant right now and usually is the most forward of the Girard Savigny 1er Crus. It is wide open with a deep penetrating Pinot perfume. The palate is just unreal and by far the best of the 4-5 vintages Ive tasted of Girard Rouvrettes. Its typically a cooler site and 2019 works so well here.
14 bottles(s) of Laurent Boussey 2019 Volnay AC for $34.99 per bottle (SKU4481) My god this wine is so good and you can drink it now. If I owned a restaurant Id buy 100 cases and pour by the glass. It has that drinkability factor that is irresistible. Its a stunning value.
5 bottles(s) of Laurent Boussey 2017 Monthelie 1er Cru Champs Fulliot for $31.99 per bottle (SKU4503) This wine is ridiculous and a brilliant Champs Fulliot. You also know that I used to sell Florent Garaudets Champs Fulliot (now $50+ if you can find it). Bousseys Monthelie Rouges are at least in Florents zone, quality-wise and at most, better and more interesting.
1 bottles(s) of Francois Buffet 2018 Volnay 1er Carelle Sous la Chapelle for $60.99 per bottle (SKU4515) It blew me away. This is elite terroir and Champans is to the south west and En LOrmeau is to the west. They are less dense than Champans but have more finesse. You can see the lighter Buffet style, the power of the 2018 vintage and the lighter style and extra finesse of Carelle – Sous la Chapelle coming all together to make a set standout wine.
11 bottles(s) of Michel Rebourgeon 2017 Beaune 1er Cru Choucheaux for $39.99 per bottle (SKU4530) Amazing purity and depth and just so seductive. It’s got that generous Rebourgeon fruit but it’s also got finesse and complexity. This kids deserves an A-Rod contract.
3 bottles(s) of Julien Cruchandeau 2020 Beaune Les Bons Feuvres for $32.99 per bottle (SKU4535) Regarding Beaune « Les Bons Feuvres » is juste near Pommard Limit. We find a little the style of the wines of Pommard by a beautiful tannic material but with a great Freshness more typical of the wines of the appellation Beaune. Regarding vinifacation 50% of full clusters that gives it a very air and fresh side. – Julien Cruchandeau
14 bottles(s) of Laurent Boussey 2017 Beaune Les Prevoles for $27.99 per bottle (SKU4553) If I had an award for the most honest wine Ive ever offered this would be up there. It is directly under the great 1er Cru, Tuvilains that former Fass Selections superstar Herve Murat made a few vintages of for us. This wine is just incredible.
14 bottles(s) of Laurent Boussey 2017 Savigny-Les-Beaune Rouge for $27.99 per bottle (SKU4554) This is a steal in 2017 and one of the best SLB Village wines Ive ever had. And it’s drinking so well now. Just insane fruit. I love 17’s fruit.
3 bottles(s) of Chavy-Chouet 2020 Pommard 1er Cru Les Chanlins for $75.99 per bottle (SKU4586) The 2020 Pommard Les Chanlins 1er Cru offers brambly red berry fruit on the nose, well defined, maybe a little more refined compared to the Volnay. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, just a touch of liquorice. Very nicely refined with good matière on the finish, this is a very fine Pommard.- 93 Points, Vinous, Neal Martin
14 bottles(s) of Chavy-Chouet 2020 Bourgogne Rouge La Taupe for $24.99 per bottle (SKU4587) This is brilliant in 2020 and it is so good this will be the second vintage I offer as it is full of fruit and character. The fruit on this wine is so ridiculous. This wine is an outrageous value in 2020, with massive generous levels of fruit but also depth and refinement.
10 bottles(s) of JJ Girard 2020 SLB 1er Cru Serpentieres for $34.99 per bottle (SKU4705)
3 bottles(s) of JJ Girard 2020 Savingy Les-Beaune Narbantons 1er Cru for $36.99 per bottle (SKU4706) “This is also brooding and reluctant and requires aggressive swirling to liberate the ripe aromas of black fruit compote, warm earth and discreet spice whiffs. The equally sleek if bigger-bodied and richer medium-bodied flavors are generous and seductive but punchy on the moderately austere and slightly firmer finale.”- 91 Points Burghound
5 bottles(s) of Cecilia Monte 2017 Barbera dAlba Maria Teresa for $24.99 per bottle (SKU3551) On the nose, you get those classic fresh Barbera elements that you want. That bright, beautiful, joyous cherry fruit. The palate is very Monte. You get that great cherry juice and fruit. Terrific, nice spice. Great acidity but some nice structure from the 2 years of ageing in wood.
14 bottles(s) of Gillardi 2015 Barolo for $54.99 per bottle (SKU3565) This wine has the density from the hot year but none of the dark fruit. As I noted its a classic, classic old school Barolo. A throwback. And a beautiful throwback.
7 bottles(s) of Podere ai Valloni 2012 Boca Vigna Cristiana for $44.99 per bottle (SKU3583) The nose is very intense roses combined with stunning cherries, minerals and cooling blue fruits. The palate has awesome ripeness and the most elegant and refined tannins. The Valloni Bocas manage to have an amazing balance of ripe fruit and ripe tannins.
3 bottles(s) of Podere ai Valloni 2018 Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo Gratus for $24.99 per bottle (SKU3584) The 2017 Gratus, 85% Nebbiolo and 15% Vespolina, is another compelling wine in this range. Ample and powerful, with tons of breadth, Gratus has so much to offer. The 2017 is resonant on the palate yet retains a very classic sense of translucence. White pepper, cinnamon and bright acids give the wine lovely energy to play off the natural intensity of the year. Delicious. Good structure. – 93 PTS, V
4 bottles(s) of Montepepe 2015 Rosso for $29.99 per bottle (SKU3607) From ex Gaja vineyard master now winemaking genius Federico Curtaz. Stunningly well balanced delicious wine – competes with Super Tuscans at 5+ times the price. Much more elegant than almost all of them.
11 bottles(s) of Cecllia Monte 2017 Langhe Nebbiolo Ca di Monti for $24.99 per bottle (SKU3672) The Langhe Nebbiolo is, for some reason, more advanced in its evolution than the Barbaresco and I think gives a future look at what the Barbarescos will be in a few years.
2 bottles(s) of Cascina DelSignore 2016 Gattinara Il Putto for $34.99 per bottle (SKU3757) This just a ridiculous wine. Wow, wow, wow this blew me away. This is a super brilliant wine but demands 2-3 years of age. Its so focused and tight now.
3 bottles(s) of Sergio Barbaglia 2016 Boca for $39.99 per bottle (SKU3824) This is a brilliant wine and $44 for this is just a pittance for the level of quality you are getting here. Compare at $50-$68 for less expensive vintages.
2 bottles(s) of Cesare Bussolo 2017 Barolo del Comune di La Morra for $109.99 per bottle (SKU3916) This is the debut vintage and just like the Air Pods Max this is a super premium bottle of Barolo that just over delivers. There will be very few 17s that can attain these heights from other addresses in Barolo. The wine just smells and tastes elite. Cesare has a signature like all the other elite producers
1 bottles(s) of Filippo Barni 2014 Bramaterra for $26.99 per bottle (SKU4004) 2014 is not an easy vintage but in the hands of the right winemaker like it is today the wine comes scores as flawlessly made and just wonderfully delicious. As good as 16 but in a different style.
13 bottles(s) of Tolaini 2016 Chianti Classico Vigna Sette Montebello Gran Selezione for $34.99 per bottle (SKU4011) The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna Montebello Sette is another terrific wine in this range from Tolaini. Bright, punchy and translucent, the 2016 is super-expressive from start to finish. Sweet red cherry, mint, orange peel, spice and rose petal are all nicely lifted in a wine loaded with character. 93 Points Antonio Galloni, Vinous
2 bottles(s) of Dosio 2019 Dolcetto dAlba for $19.99 per bottle (SKU4018)
5 bottles(s) of Sergio Barbaglia 2016 Boca for $41.99 per bottle (SKU4049) This is a brilliant wine and $44 for this is just a pittance for the level of quality you are getting here. Compare at $50-$68 for less expensive vintages.
5 bottles(s) of Sergio Barbaglia 2017 Colline Novaresi Croatina for $19.99 per bottle (SKU4050) With a nice big pork roast or an ossubucco, this is what to choose. The age is great as it seemed to harmonize all the parts to it. Its really something and a tremendous wine. It has ripe and juicy tannins and if one has to compare it to anything please let it be traditional old school Dolcetto from Dogliani from the standpoint of pure enjoyment.
2 bottles(s) of Podere ai Valloni 2012 Boca Vigna Cristiana for $45.99 per bottle (SKU4112) The nose is very intense roses combined with stunning cherries, minerals and cooling blue fruits. Sappy almost Burgundian nose. The palate has awesome ripeness and the most elegant and refined tannins.
1 bottles(s) of Cascina DelSignore 2019 Spanna for $26.99 per bottle (SKU4134) Most of the wines that we sell at this price point are more on the delicious side. And this wine is certainly on that and on one level you can enjoy with abandon. Its utterly delicious, but more importantly for a wine geek like me, its one of the most interesting wines Ive had this year.
7 bottles(s) of Gillardi 2019 Langhe Nebbiolo for $24.99 per bottle (SKU4136) This is absolutely a monster of a Nebbiolo and is one of the greatest Langhe Nebbiolos Ive ever had. 19 is the next 16. Trust me.
3 bottles(s) of Tomaso Gianolo 2017 Barbaresco for $26.99 per bottle (SKU4167) This is maybe the most ridiculous Langhe value offer we will ever sell. Dont listen to your cheap-o-meter. This is 100% legit real deal classic Barbaresco that is as authentic and stunningly delicious as it gets
5 bottles(s) of Alberto Marsetti 2017 Grumello for $28.99 per bottle (SKU4178) This is one of those wines that is just so well made that its a marvel. A truly seamless example of winemaking which totally floored me when I tried it.
1 bottles(s) of Podere Forte 2016 Petrucci Melo for $199.99 per bottle (SKU4236) This is 100% Sangiovese from the hills of Orcia which is an area known for Brunello. This is the finest Sangiovese I have ever had. This wine shows that Sangiovese at its highest level can compete and place in a lineup of the finest Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir or Syrah
2 bottles(s) of Podere Forte 2016 Petrucci Antifeatro for $199.99 per bottle (SKU4237) As noted, this wine has elite levels of deliciousness. Anyone from an absolute novice taster to an expert will be blown away by this. Spectacular. So complete with almost painfully intense fruit. So, so, so juicy and what I like to call slippery. Incredible acidity.
1 bottles(s) of Sara Vezza 2018 Barbera Superiore Villaro for $29.99 per bottle (SKU4270) This is as serious a Barbera as we’ve ever sold and in one year since I’ve tasted it it has only gotten so much better!
2 bottles(s) of Gillardi 2019 Dolcetto di Dogliani Cursalet for $21.99 per bottle (SKU4309) This is from a DOCG called Dogliani which is renowned for its ability to make serious, bold, powerful and ageworthy Dolcetto. This is from 80+ year old vines and they deliver. This is as serious a Dolcetto as Ive ever had.
3 bottles(s) of Cascina Sot 2017 Barolo for $38.99 per bottle (SKU4364) This is a steal. I love the wine but its in the Sót style which makes obsess about it. That precise and electric, engaging style.
14 bottles(s) of Olivero Mario 2017 Barolo Bricco Ambrogio for $49.99 per bottle (SKU4385)
12 bottles(s) of Olivero Mario 2017 Barolo Vigna Unite for $39.99 per bottle (SKU4386)
14 bottles(s) of Vigneti Costacurta 2019 Colline Novarese Rosso for $20.99 per bottle (SKU4417) I strongly recommend case purchases of this as these go down quickly and you will be blown away by the sweet, velvety Nebbiolo fruit.
14 bottles(s) of Vinding Montecarrubo 2020 Cuvee Speciale for $30.99 per bottle (SKU4419) This is one of those wines that you have to try if you like Syrah. It is very different from the other top Syrahs in the world (the Rhone and Ziereisenss Syrah from Baden) and one of the top 2-3 Syrahs Ive had from Italy.
14 bottles(s) of Vinding Montecarrubo 2020 Cuvee Rudolf for $40.99 per bottle (SKU4420) This is 100% Syrah. FYI I had this on day 5 and this was still incredible. The balance here is incredible. Its a masterclass in winemaking.
6 bottles(s) of Lunarossa 2012 Borgomaestro for $37.99 per bottle (SKU4425) This is one of those very rare Muhammad Ali wines: Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee. Its made from 100% Aglianico which is generally definitely in the heavyweight class in terms of weight. But for some reason, this wine has the fruit density of great Aglianico and it has really terrific finesse and balance.
11 bottles(s) of ColleMassari 2017 Montecucco Riserva for $22.99 per bottle (SKU4448) Dark and seductive, the 2017 Rosso Riserva Montecucco lulls you in with a bouquet that blends dusty black cherries and red currants with sweet mint leaf and hints of clove. There are depths of soft, fleshy textures within, balanced by brisk acids, masses of tart blackberry fruit and balsam herbal tones. This reverberates with youthful tension, leaving a saturation of primary concentration upon the
6 bottles(s) of Bellaria 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Assunto for $41.99 per bottle (SKU4459) Black cherries, cedar and vanilla give this a very polished nose. Its flirtatiously perfumed on the palate with toffee and cedar spice notes. Full-bodied and bold style with strong oak tannins. Wait a few years for better integration. Drink after 2024. – 97 Points, James Suckling
4 bottles(s) of Montepepe 2012 Rosso Riserva Speciale for $36.99 per bottle (SKU4476) This is another profoundly well made Italian Syrah on the same level as the wines from Peter Vinding Diers. Here you are getting a 9 year old wine direct from the cellar.
2 bottles(s) of Podere Forte 2013 Guardiavigna for $89.99 per bottle (SKU4480) The 2013 Guardiavigna, the estates Cabernet Franc/Merlot/Petit Verdot bend, is superb. Amarena cherry, licorice, mocha, torrefaction and dark spice notes give the 2013 its distinctive personality. A wine of gravitas and power, the 2013 gradually reveals itself in the glass, but it is going to need at least a few years to shed some of its tannin and incorporate the oak. – 95 Points, Antonio Galloni
14 bottles(s) of Vinding Montecarrubo 2020 Cuvee Suzanne for $44.99 per bottle (SKU4486) This wine is named for Peters wife of 50 years, Suzanne. This wine is somehow almost more Cote Rotie than present day Cote Rotie.
8 bottles(s) of Vinding Montecarrubo 2020 Quattro Vento for $49.99 per bottle (SKU4487) This is 66% Syrah blended with 34% Cabernet Franc. Vinding-Diers became famous for his work in Bordeuax. And this wine is a bit of a nod to that with the inclusion of Cabernet Franc. This is more a show stopper kind of wine and really shows Vinding-Diers skills as a winemaker.
2 bottles(s) of Quazzolo 2018 Barbaresco Ovello for $39.99 per bottle (SKU4521) This is simply stunning and unlike anything Ive had in Piedmont. It comes from one of the coolest sites in Barbaresco. It has the density of Grand Cru Burgundy but combined with laser-like acidity.
6 bottles(s) of Podere ai Valloni 2010 Boca Vigna Cristiana for $49.99 per bottle (SKU4545) The 2010 Boca Vigna Cristiana shows all of the complexity and subtlety of a wine that spent three years in cask. The aromatics alone are beguiling. An exotic mix of sweet pipe tobacco, mint, dried flowers, spice and cedar lifts effortlessly from the glass. Medium in body, with striking energy and verve, the 2010 is a fabulous example of the appellation, with tons of pungent, savory character to ma
3 bottles(s) of Monte Maletto 2019 Carema Sole E Roccia for $53.99 per bottle (SKU4549) This was the easiest 9.5 Ive ever given on pop and pour.The Style here is updated traditionalism. The winemaking is traditional, but Gian Marco is tweaking things like using whole clusters to create wines that have some of the best vivacity on the palate of any red wines Ive ever had.
2 bottles(s) of Terre di Sarrizola 2015 Gambarasca Colli Tortonesi Rosso for $20.99 per bottle (SKU4564) This is NOT a knockback easygoing Tuesday night pizza red. Ive sold plenty of Barbera, Dolcetto and Langhe Nebbiolo that is. They are perfectly delicious wines and I love them. This is in another league. Its as serious as red wine gets under $50.
10 bottles(s) of Arpepe 2013 Inferno Sesto Canto Valtellina Superiore Riserva for $77.99 per bottle (SKU4579) “Made in high-altitude mountain vineyards, this classy, fragrant Nebbiolo combines structure, depth, elegance and personality. It features enticing scents of pressed rose, Alpine herb, new leather, camphor and wild red red berry while the lithe, delicous palate delivers raspberry compote, cinammon, tobacco and star anise alongside firm but extremely refined tannins. Bright acidity keeps it impecca
8 bottles(s) of Filippo Barni 2017 Bramaterra for $28.99 per bottle (SKU4609) Why are these wines this good? Im sure they work hard in the vineyard and are hands off in the winery but theres something extra here. Theres a sense of refinement one does not get that often in Alto Piemonte.
4 bottles(s) of Ugo Lequio 2016 Barbaresco Gallina Riserva for $59.99 per bottle (SKU4627) This wine is sick. Insane. A freak show. Insanely delicious. Hedonistically delicious. An epic value. A profound wine. I could go on but you get the point. I gave this a 9.7/10 on Delectable.
6 bottles(s) of Ugo Lequio 2019 Langhe Nebbiolo for $24.99 per bottle (SKU4628) This is a fantastic bottle of wine for the price. 2019 is the next 2016 so this is a nice preview
1 bottles(s) of Arpepe 2015 Grumello Rocca de Piro for $43.99 per bottle (SKU4654) After 30 Minutes this wines aromas goes from 0-100 and its just incredible. Gamey, feral, sweet aromas with saline develop. Wow. Sweet, decadent but fiercely energetic and textured. Amazingly elegant tannins and such purity. OMG.
7 bottles(s) of La Psigula 2018 Bramaterra for $37.99 per bottle (SKU4675) This is the closest Ive ever had to Volnay in Piedmont. But old school dAngerville Volnay.
11 bottles(s) of Clos de Mez 2015 Morgon Chateau Gaillard for $24.99 per bottle (SKU3632) 2015 is a stunning vintage as the typical 15 is a bit too rich and tooti frutti but that is not the case here. The Morgon is stunning and will easily last 20+ years. The whole cluster makes the wines sometimes difficult young without an excessive decant but are the reason the wines age and age so spectacularly
14 bottles(s) of Raphael Chopin 2019 Morgon Les Charmes for $29.99 per bottle (SKU4334) Wonderful Morgon that is expressive, ebullient and full of light but intense black cherry fruit. Rich and perfumed. Very succulent.
14 bottles(s) of Raphael Chopin 2019 Regnie Les Braves for $34.99 per bottle (SKU4335) Very elegant Regnie bursting with fruit and planted on the special pink granite that is unique to this area of Regnie.
6 bottles(s) of Chateau Thivin 2020 Cote de Brouilly Les Griottes de Brulhie for $34.99 per bottle (SKU4342) Taken from foudre, the 2020 Côte de Brouilly Les Griottes de Brulhier, from the south part of the hill, has precocious black cherries and blueberry fruit bursting from the glass, well defined and very pure. The palate is smooth with plush tannins, fine acidity and a lovely citric edge toward the finish that gives it energy. Great potential. 91-93, Neal Martin, Vinous
14 bottles(s) of Domaine du Vissoux 2020 Moulin A Vent Trois Roches for $25.99 per bottle (SKU4373) Opening in the glass with notes of sweet wild berries, petals, warm spices and loamy soil, the 2020 Moulin-à-Vent Les Trois Roches is medium to full-bodied, lively and nicely concentrated, with powdery tannins and a mouthwatering finish. 93 PTS Wine Advocate, William Kelley
5 bottles(s) of Domaine des Marrans 2019 Fleurie Lieu Dit Champagne for $29.99 per bottle (SKU4388) This is the best parcel of what goes into Clos du Pavillon, which was what I thought was their top cuvee. It provides the tannic structure and backbone of the Pavillon. They decided it was so amazing it had to be bottled on its own
6 bottles(s) of Domaine du Vissoux 2020 Fleurie Poncie for $25.99 per bottle (SKU4560) Another notable success is the 2020 Fleurie Poncié, a medium to full-bodied, elegant and lively wine evocative of cherries, red berries and rose petals. Structurally refined and charming, it concludes with an expansive, perfumed finish. As is often the case, this is my favorite wine from chez Chermette this year. 94 Points, William Kelley
2 bottles(s) of Chateau Bachelards-Comtesse Vazeilles 2018 Fleurie Les Clos for $99.99 per bottle (SKU4729) This gives you all the freshness you expect from a Beaujolais Cru, combined with staggering depth. Very flinty nose, but there’s also extremely fine forest-berry character. However, this barely prepares you for the enormous concentration and brilliance on the palate. The most extraordinary thing is the intense mineral imprint that remains, after you think the wine has left your mouth. From biodyna
5 bottles(s) of Alex Foillard 2020 Cote de Brouilly for $39.99 per bottle (SKU4764) Light, vivid ruby. Vibrant red fruit, floral and spice qualities on the mineral-inflected nose take on suggestions of incense and licorice as the wine stretches out. Sappy, incisive and pure, offering palate-staining raspberry, bitter cherry, floral pastille and rhubarb flavors that show a compelling blend of depth and vivacity. Closes very long and subtly chewy, with reverberating florality and p
2 bottles(s) of Alex Foillard 2020 Brouilly for $39.99 per bottle (SKU4765) Glistening ruby. Primary red and blue fruits and succulent flowers on the mineral- and spice-accented nose. Bright, spicy and energetic on the palate, offering juicy raspberry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors that show fine clarity and deepen slowly with air. Delivers seamless texture and bright, minerally cut on the gently tannic finish, which displays strong tenacity and repeating floral and m
4 bottles(s) of Martin Woods 2018 Gamay Noir for $28.99 per bottle (SKU3924) The headline is, If Hanspeter Ziereisen made Gamay in the great old vine Godefroy vineyard of Chateau Thivin. Thats what it reminds me of. Yup. This wine is as serious and joyful a Gamay Ive ever sold.
7 bottles(s) of Martin Woods 2019 Gamay Noir for $35.99 per bottle (SKU4452) Even better than the miraculous 2018. Deep, aromatic, strucured and very serious Gamay. Reminds me of Cote de Brouilly.
14 bottles(s) of Chateau Bouillerot 2019 Cep DAntan for $24.99 per bottle (SKU3929) Old school, classic Bordeaux. Elite Bistro wine is the style here. The ultimate Tuesday night wine.
14 bottles(s) of Chateau Bouillerot 2018 Essentia for $22.99 per bottle (SKU3930) The middle cuvee here and the same goes. Elte Bistro wine.
1 bottles(s) of Chateau Bouillerot 2018 Fruit dAutomne for $19.99 per bottle (SKU3931) Autumnal fruits is the name of the game here as the name suggestt. Our new elite Bistro Bordeux estate
2 bottles(s) of Chateau Samion 2019 Bordeaux for $42.99 per bottle (SKU4047) This makes me feel like I am drinking super expensive Bordeaux! 2019 really, really tastes like a $100 bottle of Bordeaux due the stunning freshness and fruit quality. Big, rich, ripe, very finesse-driven palate and terrific structure and purity. Sappy sappy pure and rich fruit. Ripe, sweet tannin and almost a zen-like balance. The finish is remarkably long.
1 bottles(s) of Clos du Moulin 2018 Clos du Moulin for $19.99 per bottle (SKU4469) This is the more Burgundian of the two (La Reysse) and a bottle of the 2017 recently knocked me out and was even better on day 2. How often can one say that about an under $25 Bordeaux? This is value you do not see every day. This wine has its obsessive fans and in 2018 they better back up the truck.
5 bottles(s) of Chateau Le Reysse 2018 La Reysse for $24.99 per bottle (SKU4470) This is the best La Reysse since the 2014 and Stefan says it is one of the the best La Reysse ever. Only time will tell. Please pay attention La Reysse lovers as this is the vintage to go long.
1 bottles(s) of Chateau Potensac 2014 Potensac for $33.99 per bottle (SKU4496) The 2014 Potensac has a well-defined bouquet with oyster-shell tinged black fruit, aromatics that are very evocative of the estuary, perhaps absorbing some of the Gironde. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin on the entry, a mixture of red and black fruit, a pinch of white pepper and a pretty, quite elegant finish. 89 Points WA
3 bottles(s) of Domaine des Rutissons 2020 Etraire de la Huy for $30.99 per bottle (SKU4055) Its low in alcohol but has very good acidity and makes a super silky wine that is very subtle. It has silky tannins that remind me of high end Chambolle or Volnay. The color is always a deep violet and its full bodied and tannic when young. But with age it gets incredible. The terroir comes through. That Alpine sensibility.
5 bottles(s) of Domaine Brana 2014 Irouleguy Rouge for $51.99 per bottle (SKU4326) Sometimes you can assess a vintage of Brana by seeing what happened in Bordeaux but sometimes, like in 2014, Bordeaux can be a wash and SW France can slay. In 2014 SW France slayed and 14 Brana is killer but one for the cellar I think the 2014 is an incredible young Brana
3 bottles(s) of Familie Jouffreau Clos de Gamot 2019 Cahors for $28.99 per bottle (SKU4467) This is the best young vintage of Clos de Gamot since the 2010 and then since the 2005 and will be a legend just like 2000 in due time. The fruit on this wine is on fleek and just absurd
4 bottles(s) of Familie Jouffreau Clos de Gamot 2008 Cahors for $57.99 per bottle (SKU4731) The Cascina Francia of Cahors. Gorgeous nose, bitter sweet cocoa, dark berry fruit, leather, smoke, palate is youthful, invigorating and ripe. Juicy and complex with terrific stony minerality. Gorgeous mouthfeel. Great freshness. Big tannins but ripe and deep. Has decades ahead of it. – Lyle Fass, 2008 Vintage
3 bottles(s) of Domaine des Roches Neuves 2020 Franc de Pied Saumur Champigny for $51.99 per bottle (SKU4471) It reveals itself to be a richly fruited, savory style that fills the mouth with a balloon of chalky silkiness. The limestone element really shows itself on the long finish, all finely grained texture and sinew. As youd hope from Saumur-Champigny, theres no sense of weight or heft. Delectable now but has the structure to develop over the coming two decades. – 94 Points, Vinous
9 bottles(s) of Frederic Lambert 2018 Cotes de Jura Rouge Rougelots for $36.99 per bottle (SKU4492) This is 100% Pinot Noir. This Pinot Noir is awesome. One of the top value French Pinot Noirs I will offer and the only 2018 Jura Pinot Noir I will offer. There is a reason. This is silly Pinot. Its outstanding.
3 bottles(s) of Weingut Riehen 2018 Le Grand Pinot Noir for $87.99 per bottle (SKU4597) This is the Swiss equivalent of the Jaspis Alte Reben and you all know how profound that wine is. But this is better. After the 18s I’m convinced. This is the best Pinot HPZ has ever made and there’s some stiff competition
14 bottles(s) of Giuseppe Negro 2019 Monsu Rose Langhe Rosato for $24.99 per bottle (SKU3604) Rose made from 100% Nebbiolo Barbaresco DOC grapes. The freshness of rose. The complexity of nebbiolo grown in elite terroir – a very special rose at a very fair price
2 bottles(s) of Giuseppe Negro 2020 Monsu Rose Langhe Rosato for $20.99 per bottle (SKU4105) This is one of my favorite roses on earth. It blows away pretty much anything from the South of France. There is only 12 hours of skin contact so this is not over the top. This is a blend of Gallina and Piancavallo fruit.
2 bottles(s) of Motalli Renato 2018 Rosato for $28.99 per bottle (SKU4231) So this is 100% Nebbiolo rose – so how cool is that? So I really almost never offer rose because roses mostly all have a particular flavor (from the skin contact) of which, frankly, Im not a fan. This one does not have that. It is just so incredibly clean and well made.
14 bottles(s) of Vigneti Costacurta 2020 Colline Novarese Rose for $20.99 per bottle (SKU4416) This is perhaps the best Nebbiolo rose I’ve ever had. Just a stunning wine. And an even more stunning value.
7 bottles(s) of Max Getlinger Wein 2018 Rosie for $25.99 per bottle (SKU3919) Dry and vinous on the palate, this is an intense and even rich rosé with ripe and elegant acidity intertwined with finely grippy tannins and a refreshing red cherry taste on the finish. 91 Points, Stephan Reinhardt
2 bottles(s) of Domaine Berlancourt 2019 Bourgogne Rose for $24.99 per bottle (SKU4580) I think this is one of the the greatest roses in the world. I love Simone but this is Pinot Noir. Its a whole different ballgame. Its from painfully low yields and a dedication Ive seen in few winemakers.
2 bottles(s) of Lamiable NV Graine Detoile Grand Cru for $42.99 per bottle (SKU3622) Super gulpable and compex Grand Cru with awesome tension.
3 bottles(s) of Sanchez Le Guedard 2010 Cuvee Prestige for $49.99 per bottle (SKU3973) The top cuvee of Sanchez Le Guedard. Made from 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay. Unreal clarity, depth and purity. Realy long.
1 bottles(s) of Marie Demets NV Cuvee 19m Siecle for $38.99 per bottle (SKU4084) This is a complex bottle of wine and very different from the other Marie Demets wines. Very different. The wine is NOT released for 3-4 years. 40% is fermented in barrels and they consider this their deluxe cuvee.
5 bottles(s) of Perseval-Farge NV Terres de Sables 1er Cru Brut for $47.99 per bottle (SKU4195) It is ultra refined and has the most exotic fruit of the Perseval Farge lineup. After much air and even after 24 hours a wild fruit component starts to express itself. Guava and pineapple that is just mindblowing with all the yeast and minerals. Great contrast. It is a blend of 50% Chardonnay, 39% Pinot Noir and 11% Pinot Meunièr
2 bottles(s) of Caillez-Lemaire NV Eclats Brut Nature for $37.99 per bottle (SKU4363) This is less a food Champagne, except for those luxury foods that I mentioned earlier, and more of an aperitif. But it draws you in with its terrific precision, depth and complexity. For me this is a unicorn as its very hard to find Brut Nature this good at this price. Almost impossible.
2 bottles(s) of Caillez-Lemaire NV Reflets Brut for $33.99 per bottle (SKU4634) Think $50+ through 3 tiers. $34.99 for a bottle of this is stupid. Yes, stupid. The wine is 50% Pinot Meunièr, 35% Pinot Noir and 15% Chardonnay mostly from from he Valle de Marne.
3 bottles(s) of Marie Demets NV Cuvee 19m Siecle for $37.99 per bottle (SKU4688) It is so persistent on the palate with an incredibly long finish. There is also an explosion of fruit on the mid palate that delivers on the nuanced fruit/mineral finish. Almost sappy. Deep, crunchy and loaded with cooking spices with so much delicacy yet also some serious stuffing as well.
11 bottles(s) of Marie Demets NV Cuvee Rubis Rose for $36.99 per bottle (SKU4689) The Rose is wonderful as well, being rich and full of deep Pinot fruit with a rich orchard fruit character and loads of super fresh raspberries.
10 bottles(s) of Marie Demets NV Tradition for $28.99 per bottle (SKU4690) It is 100% gorgeous, luscious giving, rich pinot noir fruit. So well balanced and not a hair out of place. I challenge you not to smile when you drink it.
5 bottles(s) of Tomaso Gianolo 2016 ALTA LANGA DOCG (80 months) Spumante Metodo Classico for $29.99 per bottle (SKU4044) Gorgeous mousse and very mineral palate with tons of energy and tension. Complex, deep and terrific concentration and sap. Very long. Brilliant bottle. The fruit is explosively citrus with a slight yeastiness and bread-like quality as well.
6 bottles(s) of Domaine Montessuit NV Ayze Grande Réserve Brut for $32.99 per bottle (SKU4250)
3 bottles(s) of Domaine Montessuit 2015 Ayze Prestige for $40.99 per bottle (SKU4541) The wine is brilliant and easily in the same level and perhaps better than the alt champagnes we have sold to date. This is aged for 48 months before bottling.
1 bottles(s) of Marbleous 2018 Blanc de Noir Spatburgunder Brut Nature TF for $34.99 per bottle (SKU4337) What I love about this wine is how refined it is and fine the mousse is plus how finely beaded the bubbles are. It’s truly just a brilliant accomplishment and it’s got complexity but also it’s so utterly delicious that it’s hard to not drink an entire bottle once it’s open.