3 bottles(s) of Vincent Ledy 2016 Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits Blanc for $31.99 per bottle (SKU1985)
1 bottles(s) of Michel Rebourgeon 2018 Meursault for $62.99 per bottle (SKU3577) Its an insane debut. Its like the REM Murmurs of Meursault debuts. I was blown away by the intensity, complexity, purity, freshness and depth of this wine. Only 200 bottles.
11 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.
3 bottles(s) of JJ Morel 2018 Saint Aubin 1er cru La Chateniere for $57.99 per bottle (SKU3689) The final St. Aubin from the master. Hes hanging it up and it makes me sad. Genius! So elegant it floats on the palate. Juicy. Ethereal. Complex. Just pitter patters off. Genius. Terrific mid palate. But so serene, gentle and zen while also having max flavor impact. Great now. Greater in 5 years.
1 bottles(s) of Domaine Berlancourt 2018 Bourgogne Les Equinces for $34.99 per bottle (SKU3703) This is the best young Equinces ever. It has a compactness and purity that is astonishing. This wine is just gorgeous and easily 1er Cru Puligny/Meursault/Chassagne in quality. Yields on this were 22 hectares per hectare in this vintage.
1 bottles(s) of Domaine Berlancourt 2018 Bourgogne Les Champans for $94.99 per bottle (SKU3764) The Champans is their Grand Cru and after tasting the 18, I think it can compete with a large number of Burgundy Grand Cru whites. It has the depth, length, oh man does it have the length, complexity and richness of at least 85% of the Grand Cru while burgs Ive tasted.
11 bottles(s) of Domaine Berlancourt 2018 Bourgogne Chardonnay for $29.99 per bottle (SKU3765) Its just an amazing value and has the Berlancourt magic but in a drinkable out of the bottle, I cant believe how delicious this is iteration. My god this wine is great and blind it can pass as earlier vintages of Equinces. This is a briliant, brilliant value.
1 bottles(s) of Chavy-Chouet 2019 PulignyMontrachet 1er Cru Champ Gain for $92.99 per bottle (SKU3911) Champs Gains is right in the heart of Puligny and is above La Folatieres, which Romaric also owns, and below La Garenne. It is chalky grey soil and drains very well. My favorite Puligny from Chavy-Chouet and a superstar in 2019.
1 bottles(s) of Laurent Boussey 2019 Monthelie Blanc for $36.99 per bottle (SKU3947) This wine is utterly brilliant and one of the better values of the vintage and is a favorite of one of our most picky palates. This is a super mineral wine with intense brightness.
3 bottles(s) of Laurent Boussey 2019 Meursault Les Meurgers for $47.99 per bottle (SKU3948) This is across the road from the great Lieu dit, Meux Chaveaux. Great wine. Just a great rocking bottle of Meursault.
10 bottles(s) of Pierrick Bouley 2019 St. Romaine Blanc En Poillange for $44.99 per bottle (SKU4041)
1 bottles(s) of Schaetzel 2017 Nierstein Kabinett for $25.99 per bottle (SKU2081) At 7-8% alcohol, it has the lightness of a feather; yet it is so intensely flavored and ridiculously refreshing. Its one of those bottles you just keep saying oh my god this so good while you almost chug it.
10 bottles(s) of Enderle & Moll 2019 Muller Thurgau Pur for $23.99 per bottle (SKU3562) This is from low yielding Müller-Thurgau vines and is unfiltered and the minimum amount of sulfur to make the wine stable. The maceration is very long and the subsequent skin contact gives this Müller Thurgau its own touch. But there is more! Only 80% of the grapes are fermented and 20% are left untouched and put back in the tank along with 30-40% of the skins!
1 bottles(s) of Heymann Lowenstein 2015 Riesling Uhlen R VDP Grosse Lage for $59.99 per bottle (SKU3564) 95-97 Points (Wine Advocate). An iconic, reference point wine. About the most dense green apple Ive had in a dry Mosel riesling. As it opens, remarkably balanced and elegant. Gross Lage. A closeout value that was $80 pre tariff – would be $100 now. Buy as much as you can store.
5 bottles(s) of Jakob Schneider 2017 Riesling Trocken Melaphyr for $19.99 per bottle (SKU3572) Lovely, elegant, nimble Nahe Trocken from a wonderful friend estate to Fass Selections.
2 bottles(s) of JJ Christoffel Erben 2017 Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Kabinett for $29.99 per bottle (SKU3573) From the Spice garden comes this classic Mosel Kabinett.
4 bottles(s) of Selbach-Oster 2017 Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken for $27.99 per bottle (SKU3574) Lovely off-dry Riesling from Selbach-Oster.
2 bottles(s) of Martin Muellen 2018 Trarbacher Huhnerberg Spatese Trocken for $36.99 per bottle (SKU3582) The 2018er Trarbacher Hühnerberg Riesling Spätlese Trocken proves already golden-colored and offers a rather reduced nose still slightly under the impact of sulfur (the wine was bottled recently). After some air, this gives way to pear, grapefruit, mango, starfruit, ginger, and smoke. The wine is beautifully salty and animating on the suave and multi-layered palate, and leaves a not fully bone dry
6 bottles(s) of Spater-Veit 2019 Riesling Trocken for $19.99 per bottle (SKU3645) Shows the greatness if 19 at the Gutswein level and under $20
6 bottles(s) of Battenfeld Spanier 2019 Am Schwarzen Herrgott GG for $73.99 per bottle (SKU3667) The 2019 Mölsheim Zellerweg Am Schwarzen Herrgott Riesling GG is intense in color and flavors but still a raw diamond with fine notes of crushed limestones and cool winds. The attack on the palate is pure and fresh, tight and very salty before the wine reveals its complexity and compact structure. This is a very elegant and salty-piquant Riesling with lemon notes and very fine tannins. This is a R
4 bottles(s) of Martin Muellen 2018 Krover Steffensberg Spatlese*** for $33.99 per bottle (SKU3693) From vines planted in the late 1970s after the Flurbereinigung, the intensely citrus colored 2018 Kröver Steffensberg Riesling Spätlese *** is based on perfectly matured grapes and opens with a discreet yet concentrated bouquet of phenolic and coolish leafy aromas and notes that remind me of the skins of vineyard peaches. 93 WA
11 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 Battenfeld Spanier 2017 Am Schwarzen Herrgott Riesling Auslese for $51.99 per bottle (SKU3743) First of all you have to drink one of these young and go on a journey with it like I did. Its just a stunning bottle of Auslese and continues to convince me that 2017 for sweet German wine is the best vintage since 2001, until 2019 came along.
11 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.
1 bottles(s) of Markus Molitor 2018 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese (White Capsule) for $36.99 per bottle (SKU3912) This will knock your socks off. Forget how inexpensive it is this is an elite wine of the highest degree. It is instantly beautiful at pop and pour. Then the orchestra begins. Thats the thing with this wine. The harmony is off the charts but each part is so clear. The acid, the fruit, the intense minerality, the terroir expression all meld to form this beautiful Riesling. Its one of those wines th
11 bottles(s) of Hermann Ludes 2019 Riesling II for $19.99 per bottle (SKU3918) The wonderfully inexpensive, gluggable over-achiever from the legendary 2019 Mosel vintage. Id rather drink inexpensive Mosel Riesling than inexpensive Muscadet any day of the week.
2 bottles(s) of Markus Molitor 2018 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese *** (White Cap) for $124.99 per bottle (SKU3922) The 2018 Riesling Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese *** (White Capsule) is beautifully clear, pure, fine and complex on the intense yet delicate and flinty bouquet that represents very fine slate soils and elegant, perfectly ripe and refined but concentrated (stone) fruit. Rich and intense yet fine and crystalline on the palate, this is a full-bodied, juicy and elegant Sonnenuhr Auslese with mouthfeel,
3 bottles(s) of Jurgen Von der Mark 2017 Diesbkinzig Gemischter Satz for $29.99 per bottle (SKU3934) Jurgens take on the great Austrian Gemicher Satz field blend. Bright, fresh and super complex. Delicious!
11 bottles(s) of Markus Molitor 2017 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese (Gold Capsule) for $36.99 per bottle (SKU3949) The 2017 Riesling Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese (Golden Capsule) is very intense on the clear, spicy, crunchy-slatey and nicely reductive nose. Lush and piquant on the crystalline, precisely defined palate, this is a highly elegant, complex and densely textured Spätlese with a long, complex and persistently salty-mineral finish. Ripe peach and mirabelle notes intermingle with salty-piquant slate fla
10 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!
4 bottles(s) of Ziereisen 2018 Lugle Weissburgunder for $28.99 per bottle (SKU3984) 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.
11 bottles(s) of Kuhling-Gillot 2020 Oppenheim Riesling for $28.99 per bottle (SKU3990) An elegant bottle of Ortsweine with tremendous aromatic depth and caressing acids. A brilliant vakue,
11 bottles(s) of Battenfeld Spanier 2020 Eisquell Riesling Trocken for $21.99 per bottle (SKU3991) An insane valaue. This drinks like other producers ortsweine.
6 bottles(s) of Markus Molitor 2018 Zeltinger Himmelreich Auslese** (White Capsule) for $59.99 per bottle (SKU3992) The 2018 Riesling Zeltinger Himmelreich Auslese ** (White Capsule) is pure and fresh on the intense and concentrated, lemon-tinted and flinty nose with its broken-slate and refined raisin aromas. On the palate, this is a concentrated rich and powerful Himmelreich from Zeltingen that is juicy but also tannic, tight and salty. It is from the feared physical drinking category. 95 Points, WA, Reinardt
7 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
1 bottles(s) of Domaine Albin Jacumin 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Begudes de Papes Blanc for $43.99 per bottle (SKU2976)
1 bottles(s) of Domaine Albin Jacumin 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Begudes de Papes Blanc for $51.99 per bottle (SKU3467) This is very very rare wine and the first time it has ever been sold in the USA. They make just under 100 cases a vintage and all, except a few are gobbled up in France
1 bottles(s) of Domaine du Tunnel 2018 St. Peray Cuvee Prestige for $59.99 per bottle (SKU3658)
1 bottles(s) of Emmanuel Darnaud 2018 St. Joseph Blanc for $64.99 per bottle (SKU3680) All Marsanne grown on granitic soils, Darnauds full-bodied 2018 Saint Joseph Blanc is a big, rich wine. Its so ripe, so round, so mouthfilling and loaded with notes of peach custard that its hard to understand how it can also be vibrant and fresh-tasting, . . . 95 WA
6 bottles(s) of Mikael Bourg 2018 St. Peray for $47.99 per bottle (SKU3846) Its a masculine and very structured St. Peray. Classic and traditional with some nice gras, fat and opulence but also intriguing granite-like minerality.
1 bottles(s) of Maison Dampt 2018 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur for $50.99 per bottle (SKU3094) Superb wine that is at once playful and at once very serious. There is an enormous core of concentrated fruit bathed in minerals but it needs 5-10 years to become fully expressive. It gives hints of what is to come and how great it will be if you spend the evening with it now.
11 bottles(s) of Jean Dauvissat Pere & Fils 2019 Chablis for $26.99 per bottle (SKU3745) Our best selling Chablis. Miraculous in 2019. A Stupid value.
2 bottles(s) of Sebastien Dampt 2019 Chablis 1er Cru Les Beugnons for $33.99 per bottle (SKU3937) The Egg is back. 100% egg aged and just wonderful in 2019 with acid, complexity and cut.
1 bottles(s) of Maison Dampt 2019 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur for $57.99 per bottle (SKU3944) This is a very well made bottle of wine from a great producer and fantastic terroir. It has that Chablis typicity that you want and for this price, its a wine to buy in quantity if you like Chablis.
3 bottles(s) of Giuseppe Negro 2019 Roero Arneis for $21.99 per bottle (SKU3603) Superbly mineral and loads of lanolin and hand cream. Palate is juicy, ripe and clean. Good heft and density. Really great energy, stoniness, minerality and purity. Not much fruit but it makes up for it in mmineral energy. Very good.
1 bottles(s) of Calafe 2013 Greco di Tufo Ariavacchia for $31.99 per bottle (SKU3721) As many of you know, I think that most Italian whites are pleasant but totally uninteresting. This wine utterly breaks the mold. It breaks the mold into teeny, tiny pieces and then vaporizes the pieces.
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.
5 bottles(s) of Gilles Berlioz 2019 Chignin Bergeron Les Filles for $49.99 per bottle (SKU3715)
8 bottles(s) of Gilles Berlioz 20199 Chignin Le Jaja Jacquere for $39.99 per bottle (SKU3716)
11 bottles(s) of Gilles Berlioz 2020 Chignin Le Jaja Jacquere for $39.99 per bottle (SKU3945)
11 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
11 bottles(s) of Domaine des Rutissons 2020 M. Leblanc for $26.90 per bottle (SKU3998) A wonderful quirky white blend from Rutissons!
2 bottles(s) of Gilles Berlioz 2020 Chignin Bergeron Les Filles for $49.99 per bottle (SKU4267)
11 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.
11 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
2 bottles(s) of Domaine Grosbot-Barbara 2019 Les Maltotes Cuvée PP 13 Saint-Pourçain Blanc for $53.99 per bottle (SKU3854) 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%.
5 bottles(s) of Domaine des Roches Neuves 2018 Clos de lEchelier Blanc for $77.99 per bottle (SKU3857) The companion piece to the great Clos Romans. Outrageously complex and Rieslingesque Chenin Blanc.
1 bottles(s) of Compagnie de lHermitage 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Lieu Dit Pignan for $84.99 per bottle (SKU2120) This is a CDP in a pure style with astonishing depth and layers of fruit all presented on slabs of rock. For my money, this is as good as many of the more high priced deluxe cuvees out there.
2 bottles(s) of Maison Alexandrins 2018 Cornas for $59.99 per bottle (SKU3451)
4 bottles(s) of Gauthier Brothers 2017 Crozes-Hermitage Rouge for $26.99 per bottle (SKU3520) This is the Crozes I would grab if someone has never ever had Syrah and wants to completely understand it in one bottle. Its just perfect for what it is.
2 bottles(s) of Nicolas Champagneaux 2019 IGP Collines Rhodaniennes Rouge La Remise for $33.99 per bottle (SKU3706) This is mimics a Côte Rotie so much that it is eerie. This is a stunner.
10 bottles(s) of Jean-Francois Jacouton 2018 IGP Syrah Rouge A Deux Pas for $19.99 per bottle (SKU3728) This drinks like a $30 bottle. Its from 28-40 year old vines and spends a year in barrel. Its an incredible bottle of wine given the tariff.
2 bottles(s) of Jean-Francois Jacouton 2018 Condrieu for $54.99 per bottle (SKU3730) This is a wow wine. It was electric, so linear, the opposite of vulgar like so many Condrieu can be and full of energy. Its from the top of the hill and not that steep a section.
3 bottles(s) of Domaine St. Gayan 2014 Chateauneuf du Pape for $49.99 per bottle (SKU3740)
6 bottles(s) of Domaine St. Gayan 2015 Gigondas In Nominae Patris for $43.99 per bottle (SKU3741)
11 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!
11 bottles(s) of Christophe Billon 2017 VDP La Corendies for $24.99 per bottle (SKU3941) One of the best bangs for the buck in the Rhone. 100% stainless steel and pure Syrah love. Gobs of fruit, flowers and game.
1 bottles(s) of Cadia 2017 Dolcetto dAlba for $16.99 per bottle (SKU2242) Man is this a joyful little Dolcetto. A Gamay like nose. Nice fruit that really spreads about on the palate. This is very attractive wine with a chewy persistence.
1 bottles(s) of Damiano Cavallinni 2017 Colline Novarese Caramino for $36.99 per bottle (SKU3326) The magic that Damiano Cavallinni has created wirh pure Nebbiolo is just awe inspiring. The vineyards are situated in the hills between the towns of Fara, Novarese and Briona. This area crates Nebbiolo of incredible refinement and clarity.
3 bottles(s) of Rattalino 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Sel. 45 for $50.99 per bottle (SKU3343) The 45 should cost $80-$90 through standard 3 tier. Ive had many a bottle of Produttori di Barbaresco, which I like very much. This bottle beats Produttori di Barbaresco mid tier offerings (in this price range).
4 bottles(s) of Buccicatino 2012 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Stilla Rubra for $39.99 per bottle (SKU3413) An incredible value elite / very serious Montepulciano dAbruzzo that is direct fromt he estate. Deep blackberry and graphite on the nose. Dense palate with blackberry , minerals, some spice. Cornas-like on open. Terrific structure.
1 bottles(s) of Cian Fagna 2008 Militum Christi Riserva (Aglianico del Molise) for $0.00 per bottle (SKU3414)
11 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.
11 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.
11 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.
11 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.
1 bottles(s) of Il Chiosso 2015 Ghemme Terre Moreniche for $25.99 per bottle (SKU3684)
8 bottles(s) of Josetta Saffirio 2018 Barbera dAlba Superiore for $20.99 per bottle (SKU3702) This is just a classic traditional Barbera made by a brilliant winemaker.
8 bottles(s) of Petra 2017 Potenti Toscana IGT for $31.99 per bottle (SKU3704) The 2017 Potenti could be a classed growth Bordeaux. It has incredible flavor intensity allied with even better freshness and a sense of real refinement. Its polished but not nearly too polished. It has the perfect amount that lifts it on the attack and the midpalate but the finish is all acid, fruit, structure and tannin clearly detailed and all refined on a piece of spider silk.
2 bottles(s) of Cian Fagna 2008 Aglianico Taurasi RISERVA- “MILITUM CHRISTI DOC for $34.99 per bottle (SKU3722) This Aglianico is among the great values in our portfolio and among our most distinctive wines.
4 bottles(s) of La Badina 2015 Lessona for $37.99 per bottle (SKU3737)
5 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.
11 bottles(s) of Vini Chiussima 2017 Carema for $39.99 per bottle (SKU3775) If ArPePe made Alto Piemonte wines it would taste like this.
3 bottles(s) of Tenuta col Falco 2014 Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito (500 ml) for $28.99 per bottle (SKU3802) What a great wine. There is nothing like this wine in the world. A great Sagrantino Passito is a conversation stopper and a conversation starter. Its like Sagrantino in cheat mode.
11 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.
5 bottles(s) of Dosio 2016 Barolo Serradenari for $55.99 per bottle (SKU3842) A Barolo of intrigue and character, the Serradenari has so much to offer. Time in the glass brings out quite a bit of breadth. – 94 Points, Vinous, Antonio Galloni
1 bottles(s) of Guido Mazzuchelli 2013 Lessona San Venz for $36.99 per bottle (SKU3843) The nose is just stunningly fresh and grapey. You get some of that hand crushed fresh grapiness on the nose. Also a hint of apassiemento. Im going to try and describe it but this is just one of those wines that once you take a sip, you just want to drink the entire bottle. The palate just is just a freakshow.
1 bottles(s) of Monte Maletto 2018 Carema Sole E Roccia for $45.99 per bottle (SKU3889) This was the easiest 9.5 Ive ever given on pop and pour. The 2018 Carema Sole e Roccia is gracious and lifted in its first impression. A spine of tannin gives this mid-weight, lithe Carema terrific energy, while bright acids perk up the flavors nicely. Translucent and classy to the core, the 2018 is so expressive today. It is a bit less opulent than the 2017, which gives it a touch more classicism
5 bottles(s) of Cian Fagna 2011 Sator Gran Maestro for $54.99 per bottle (SKU3897) It has one of the most stunning finishes ever. Like a garden hose pumps the fruit into your mouth where it lingers for at least 30 seconds. Amazing balance in this wine. Its so so pure. Mark of a top wine. Just crazy levels of juiciness, power and concentration but also weightless. Really remarkable, juicy and so long.
2 bottles(s) of Vigneti Valle Roncati 2013 Fara Riserva Ciada for $36.99 per bottle (SKU3899) You know this wine is a star just by smelling it. Palate is so juicy and deep with such breadth. Big, ripe and juicy tannins. But big. Impactful. So long. Just saps the palate. Truly a fine fine wine. So elegant and nimble yet also has power. Grand Cru level.
4 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
3 bottles(s) of ColleMassari 2016 Montecucco Riserva for $24.99 per bottle (SKU3995) The bouquet is savory yet slightly restrained in its youthful state, as notes of crushed raspberry give way to peppery floral and herbal tones, with a hint of spiced orange. On the palate, silky textures flood the senses with pure cherry and wild berry, as saline-minerals and fine tannins slowly settle in, kept lively through balanced acidity. The finish is long and structured with saturating drie
2 bottles(s) of Quazzolo 2017 Barbaresco Cole for $41.99 per bottle (SKU3999) This vineyard is in the North of Barbaresco and has terrific acidity so despite the density and powerful fruit, its incredibly well balanced and juicy. It has that Quazzolo grab you by your socks intensity.
5 bottles(s) of Quazzolo 2017 Barbaresco Ovello for $41.99 per bottle (SKU4000) This is simply much more elegant than the 2016 which was a force of nature kind of wine. It comes from one of the coolest sites in Barbaresco. It has the density of Grand Cru Burgundy – it is NOT a wine with big jammy fruit like a Shiraz.
11 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
6 bottles(s) of Dosio 2019 Dolcetto dAlba for $19.99 per bottle (SKU4018)
6 bottles(s) of Calafe Vari SAMPLES for $0.00 per bottle (SKU4265)
7 bottles(s) of Enderle & Moll 2018 Basis Pinot Noir for $21.99 per bottle (SKU3182) Pinot Noir this good for $21.99 a bottle? This is a gorgeous wine that speaks of killer Pinot Noir as much as it does a doorway into the Pinot Noir musings of Sven Enderle.
5 bottles(s) of Spater-Veit 2012 Pinot Noir #1 for $43.99 per bottle (SKU3639) The top wine from Spaeter Veit. Tremdendous now but needds age. Like a baby Vosne Romanee.
1 bottles(s) of Spater-Veit 2010 Spatburgunder No 1 for $45.99 per bottle (SKU3677)
11 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.
11 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.
3 bottles(s) of Max Getlinger Wein 2017 Merlot for $69.99 per bottle (SKU3865) This is clearly inspired by Pomerol. As soon as I poured it in my glass and sniffed I knew we were in a special Pomerol place. The to be honest its like Neo-Pomerol.
11 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
11 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.
1 bottles(s) of Chateau Le Reysse 2011 La Reysse for $26.99 per bottle (SKU3398) Just an amazingly complex, powerful and delicate bottle of Bordeaux. I can see this aging for up to 10-12 years.
11 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.
11 bottles(s) of Chateau Bouillerot 2018 Essentia for $22.99 per bottle (SKU3930) The middle cuvee here and the same goes. Elte Bistro wine.
7 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
11 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.
3 bottles(s) of Martin Woods 2018 Gamay Noir for $29.99 per bottle (SKU3505)
3 bottles(s) of Martin Woods 2018 Pinot Noir Bednarik Vineyard for $39.99 per bottle (SKU3761) The wines from Bednarik are always super aromatic. Really low sulfur in this wine as well. Under 70ppm. The wines have a vibrant energy to them that is what sets Bednarik apart.
5 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.
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
7 bottles(s) of Domaine des Marrans 2018 Fleurie Lieu Dit Champagne for $35.99 per bottle (SKU3675) The nose is just insane. You really smell that sunshine but also so much granite and mineral and OMG it is so floral. Iris and peonies. This is totally insanely beyond delicious and also harkens back to something that would be made in the 30s with its brooding structure and ridiculously fine, deep and complex tannins.
2 bottles(s) of Alex Foillard 2019 Cote de Brouilly for $47.99 per bottle (SKU3849) Alex is the son of the great Jean Foillard, who perhaps is the most famous member of the Gang of Four. Alex makes a ridiculously small amount of wine in the exact same style of his father whose wines have made wine lovers swoon for decades.
7 bottles(s) of Alex Foillard 2019 Brouilly for $47.99 per bottle (SKU3850) Alex is the son of the great Jean Foillard, who perhaps is the most famous member of the Gang of Four. Alex makes a ridiculously small amount of wine in the exact same style of his father whose wines have made wine lovers swoon for decades.
1 bottles(s) of Familie Jouffreau Clos de Gamot 1988 Cahors for $169.99 per bottle (SKU3874) Another profound Jouffreau Cahors from an utterly classic vintage.
1 bottles(s) of Familie Jouffreau Clos de Gamot 1989 Cahors for $169.99 per bottle (SKU3875) Another profound Jouffreau Cahors from an utterly classic yet riper vintage.
11 bottles(s) of Domaine des Rutissons 2020 Mas Petit Gars for $21.99 per bottle (SKU3980) This is in the mountain Gamay school of Gamay which for me is 2nd to Beaujolais for my Gamay enjoyment. Sometimes even first. I love the wild character, the flowers, the cooling vibe, the crunch and the purity.
1 bottles(s) of Guillhaume Overnoy 2016 Cremant de Jura Extra Brut for $33.99 per bottle (SKU3129) This is a brilliant wine and scratches an itch you did not know you had. Plus vintage dated Cremant de Jura is super super rare. This 100% Chardonnay and is Blanc de Blancs Jura style.
9 bottles(s) of Marie Demets NV Cuvee 19m Siecle for $37.99 per bottle (SKU3596) This is a complex bottle of wine and very different from the other Marie Demets wines. Very different. Most, besides the BDB, are all or dominantly Pinot Noir. The fruitiness and elegance of Pinot Noir along with the yeasty minerality of Chardonnay make this a thrilling wine.
5 bottles(s) of Pierre Callot NV Brut Nature Non Dose for $37.99 per bottle (SKU3620) All the Callot flavors you love and know now without dosage!
6 bottles(s) of Charles Ellner 2007 Brut Seduction for $47.99 per bottle (SKU3621) Delicious blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir. Decadent and juicy.
11 bottles(s) of Lamiable NV Graine Detoile Grand Cru for $42.99 per bottle (SKU3622) Super gulpable and compex Grand Cru with awesome tension.
1 bottles(s) of Pehu-Simmonet 2008 Cuvee Face Nord for $64.99 per bottle (SKU3624) Energy for days here with classic 2008 tension and grip.
11 bottles(s) of Brice NV Bouzy Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru for $41.99 per bottle (SKU3866) It is not often you can find a Grand Cru Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs from Bouzy, a predominantly Pinot Noir village for under $60, pretty rarer under $50, and at under $43 youd have to call me Crazy Eddie. The Brice BDB falls firmly in the insane category.
4 bottles(s) of Caillez-Lemaire NV Reflets Brut for $33.99 per bottle (SKU3959) The wine is 50% Pinot Meunièr, 35% Pinot Noir and 15% Chardonnay mostly from from he Valle de Marne. The wine is stunning and is surely my favorite geeky under $35 Champagne we have sold.
6 bottles(s) of Edouard Brun NV Brut Nature Grand Cru NV for $74.99 per bottle (SKU3966) It is profound and compelling and remember I dont sell $100 wine often. Well here we are with this ridiculous bottle of Brut Nature. First of all this was aged on the lees for EIGHT years. 96 months. Its all from Ay and is 40% barrel fermented Pinot Noir and 60% stainless steel Chardonnay.
1 bottles(s) of Alexander Filaine NV Brut Special for $77.99 per bottle (SKU3968) A prodicer I viisted and could not get off my mind. Just majestic, complex Chanpagnes that I dream about. You will dream as well!
11 bottles(s) of Pehu-Simmonet 2008 Cuvee Face Nord for $67.99 per bottle (SKU3969) Energy for days here with classic 2008 tension and grip.
9 bottles(s) of Le Brun Severnay 2009 Cuvee Exhilarante Extra Brut for $67.99 per bottle (SKU3971) A host of smoke, ash, dried pear and spice gradually open up, but my impression is that the 2009 still needs time, as the acidity and overall structure remain overpowering
6 bottles(s) of Remy Massin NV Louis Aristide Brut for $57.99 per bottle (SKU3972) A solera of Pinot Noir (organically grown) – 18 years of blending since 1995. A champagne of pure pleasure! A complex and fleshy cuvée. A saline and concentrated finish signs this beautiful cuvée, precise, fresh and opulent.
10 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.
11 bottles(s) of Domaine Montessuit NV Ayze Grande Réserve Brut for $32.99 per bottle (SKU4250)
11 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