2 bottles(s) of Edouard Brun NV Brut Nature Grand Cru NV for $99.99 per bottle (SKU2136)
2 bottles(s) of Caillez-Lemaire 2013 Cuvee Pur Meunier NV (2013) for $54.99 per bottle (SKU2250) What a nose. Like the most vivid and exotic spice bazaar you have ever smelled. The palate is pure magic and reminds me of some top wines from Prevost I have had.
1 bottles(s) of Brice 2012 Grand Cru Bouzy Rose for $43.99 per bottle (SKU2346) This is one of the best vintage Champagne deals out there and for the rare category of vintage Rose Champagne is does not get better value wise. Just an absurd value.
4 bottles(s) of Caillez-Lemaire 2014 Cuvee Pur Meunier NV (2014) for $54.99 per bottle (SKU2381) The wine is a freak show and there is no other way to describe it. They poured it for me first as they knew I would swoon over it and it would take me forever to get to the next wine.
11 bottles(s) of Caillez-Lemaire NV Eclats Brut Nature (Fall 2018) for $33.99 per bottle (SKU2382) It is so nuanced and deep you would never think this is Brut Zero. There are also some mild citrus fruits as well that are very clearly defined
1 bottles(s) of Cascina DelSignore 2016 Rose Metodo Classico Millesimato for $27.99 per bottle (SKU2230) This is 100% Nebbiolo aged on the lees for 48 months. Only 600 bottles made – this is a wine you need in your cellar if you like Champagne.
7 bottles(s) of Calafe NV Kami for $27.99 per bottle (SKU2362) This is simply put a beautiful, beautiful wine. Made using Method Champenoise, 18-24 months on the lees, this is from grapes grown in 2009. It is a wine that if you love Champagne, you have to try.
11 bottles(s) of Jean Dauvissat Pere & Fils 2016 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains for $27.99 per bottle (SKU2104) Again a stunner with exquisite balance. Such sap. Such a core of mineral extract. Again. So so long. Juicy.
2 bottles(s) of Sebastien Dampt 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Les Beugnons for $27.99 per bottle (SKU2284) Beugnons is a subsection of Vaillons that is particularly well regarded. Sebastien believes that the concrete egg for elevage is perfect for this particular parcel.
11 bottles(s) of JanotBos 2015 St. Aubin 1er Cru En Criot for $42.99 per bottle (SKU2303) This is the fruitiest wine that they make at Janotbos but easily the the most delicious and accessible. This is a wine I would sell to a JanotBos rookie. The power and concentration matched with the epic purity, fruit and freshness will really turn some heads.
2 bottles(s) of Sebastien Dampt 2017 Maison Dampt Chablis Grand Cru Bougros for $49.99 per bottle (SKU2377) We only have one Dampt Grand Cru in 2017. But what a smokeshow it is and what a devastating value it is.
11 bottles(s) of JJ Morel 2016 Puligny Montrachet (spring 2019 ship) for $ per bottle (SKU2387) It is palate staining as only the best wines are with a level of purity that is just incredible. And with all this power and bigness comes such awe inspiring finesse. The terroir here is more clay than limestone and as Jean-Jacques says: holds flavors and puts them back at you.
11 bottles(s) of Isabelle & Denis Pommier 2016 Chablis 1er Cru Troisemes (Dec 2018) for $29.99 per bottle (SKU2394) For me this is one of the most mineral 1er Crus in all of Chablis.
11 bottles(s) of Isabelle & Denis Pommier 2016 Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume (DEC 16) for $37.99 per bottle (SKU2395) It is their top wine in a terrific lineup from bottom to top but for my palate the Fourchaume is significantly more complex and deep than the other wines and the price reflects it
11 bottles(s) of Isabelle & Denis Pommier 2016 Chablis Croix Aux Moines for $24.99 per bottle (SKU2396) This wine is as intense as under $30 Chablis can get with the classic requisite mineral tension and lovely pithy green and some yellow fruits. 1er Cru quality.
9 bottles(s) of JanotBos 2015 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot for $ per bottle (SKU2520)
2 bottles(s) of Domaine des Roches Neuves 2017 Clos de lEchelier Blanc for $64.99 per bottle (SKU1899)
6 bottles(s) of Thibaud Boudignon 2016 Anjou A Francoise for $48.99 per bottle (SKU1962) Powerful, deep Anjou Blanc for White Burg lovers
6 bottles(s) of Chateau Simone 2015 Palette Blanc for $54.99 per bottle (SKU2039)
2 bottles(s) of Laurent Habrard 2014 Hermitage Blanc for $66.99 per bottle (SKU1475)
1 bottles(s) of Domaine des Pierres Seches 2016 St. Joseph Blanc St. Epine for $37.99 per bottle (SKU1785)
3 bottles(s) of Domaine de la Cote Sainte-Epin 2017 St Joseph Blanc VV for $22.99 per bottle (SKU2035) Our workhorse White Rhone with amazing density and energy. Bats way above its average
3 bottles(s) of Domaine des Pierres Seches 2017 St. Joseph Blanc for $27.99 per bottle (SKU2141) 100% Roussanne. It has incredible richness, flavors of honeysuckle, peach, pineapple, apricot, yet all on a background of granitic minerality. It is so ridiculously complex and very fresh.
3 bottles(s) of Luyton 2016 Hermitage Rouge for $49.99 per bottle (SKU2209) It is insane that Red Hermitage can be this good at under $50. Just a stunning stunning bottle of Hermitage.
2 bottles(s) of Domaine du Tunnel 2017 Condrieu for $64.99 per bottle (SKU2258) 93 PTS JEB DUNNUCK – RARE, Great acids, depth and freshness
5 bottles(s) of Domaine des Miquettes 2017 St. Joseph Madloba Blanc for $49.99 per bottle (SKU2331) It is Marsanne mostly with a dollop of Viognier done in the same “tinajas” style Amphorae. No sulfites like the red Madloba with some skin contact as well.
3 bottles(s) of Licht-Bergweiler Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Auslese 1994 (375ml) for $19.99 per bottle (SKU1164)
3 bottles(s) of Weingut Clemens 2015 Wintricher Ohlisgsberg Spatlese for $21.99 per bottle (SKU1418) Amazing sweet Spatlese value. Will age 25 years.
4 bottles(s) of Weingut Rings 2016 Nussriegel Riesling for $23.99 per bottle (SKU1564) Such delicacy and minerality. Amazing depth for Ortsweine.
11 bottles(s) of Henrick Moebitz 2015 Gewurztraminer for $29.99 per bottle (SKU1577)
11 bottles(s) of Martin Muellen 2015 Trarbacher Huhnerberg Spatese Trocken for $26.99 per bottle (SKU1584)
7 bottles(s) of Schaetzel 2015 Pettenthal GG Riesling for $59.99 per bottle (SKU1673)
1 bottles(s) of Thorle 2016 Silvaner Probstey Trocken for $33.99 per bottle (SKU1677)
2 bottles(s) of Schwedhelm 2016 Riesling Wotanfels for $22.99 per bottle (SKU1808) Amazing 1er Cru and lean from Pfalz/Rheinhessen border
4 bottles(s) of Jost & Ziereisen 2015 Le Petiti Sauvignon for $31.99 per bottle (SKU1873) Nose is lime, tree bark, earthy, mineral and just profound. There is Sauvignon DNA there but this is a great wine of terroir. It is unmistakable. It has terrific weight and freshness. Really juicy.
2 bottles(s) of Martin Muellen 2016 Krover Letterlay Spatlese Trocken ** for $35.99 per bottle (SKU2045) From 38-year-old vines in the Eichhaus plot on deeper and more humid red slate compared to the one-starred Spätlese, the 2016 Riesling Kröver Letterlay Spätlese Trocken ** shows a beautiful mix of extremely smoky/flinty notes of crushed/weathered, fat/oily slate plates, salt and ripe, tropical fruit aromas such as pineapples, mangos and peaches. Add some herbs, and you are almost there. At least t
11 bottles(s) of Materne & Schmitt 2016 Winninger Riesling for $22.99 per bottle (SKU2074) This is an insane steal. All my Molsheim lovers out there? All my Müllen Kabinett lovers out there? All my Laible lovers out there? This wine is for you.
11 bottles(s) of Materne & Schmitt 2016 Winninger Hamm Riesling Trocken for $29.99 per bottle (SKU2075) Its from 50 year old vines and is just so intense and majestic. It shows the warmth and richness of Hamm while also being balanced but a wonderful refreshing quality.
11 bottles(s) of Schaetzel 2017 Nierstein Kabinett for $27.99 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.
2 bottles(s) of Weingut Weltner 2016 Vilsenah for $34.99 per bottle (SKU2091) The 2016 is 80% Sylvaner and 20% Schuerebe and that gets it to that rare place of a magical balance between the two grapes.
11 bottles(s) of Juwel 2017 Weissburgunder Trocken for $17.99 per bottle (SKU2107) This cuts with razor sharp acidity and focus and overflows with minerals while also just showing hints of delicate pear and Apple fruit.
1 bottles(s) of Schwedhelm 2016 Riesling Schwarzer Hergott (July 2018 offer)AKA SKU 1807 for $34.99 per bottle (SKU2125)
7 bottles(s) of Schwedhelm 2016 Riesling Wotanfels (July 2018 offer)AKA SKU 1808 for $26.99 per bottle (SKU2126)
1 bottles(s) of Martin Muellen 2016 Krover Paradies Riesling Spatlese Trocken * for $27.99 per bottle (SKU2139) This got 94 points from Stephan Rheinhardt and is $27.99. I will use an expression I hate now. Let that sink in. This wine is magic. Miraculous. This is all stones, stones and more stones.
11 bottles(s) of Licht-Bergweiler 1994 Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Auslese (375ml) for $27.99 per bottle (SKU2151)
6 bottles(s) of K.H. Schneider 2016 Riesling Domberg Trocken for $27.99 per bottle (SKU2158) This is Grosses Gewachs/Grand Cru quality from a site that Andi is making famous. It is from very poor soils (60-80 cm, slate/quartzite) which makes the vines struggle and produce better, more complex tasting fruit
1 bottles(s) of K.H. Schneider 2017 Sobernheim Sauvignon Blanc for $19.99 per bottle (SKU2160) What is this wine and why is it so good? It is great because it lets the terroir shine through. The most successful German Sauvignon Blancs should have a breakdown of 85% terroir aromas and taste and 15% varietal aromas and taste.
4 bottles(s) of Enderle & Moll 2017 Muller Thurgau Muller for $15.99 per bottle (SKU2183) “If you can get a gd of this wine, get it. Unbelievably delicious. If I would be in the restaurant business I would buy it all. Wow. This wine truly rocks.” – Happy Client # ?
11 bottles(s) of Schaetzel 2017 Rein Schiefer Nierstein Riesling for $26.99 per bottle (SKU2186) I can drink buckets of this stuff. It is so fine. So filigreed. So exquisitely detailed and delicious. Yet it has extra weight and heft in 2017. It is more like a baby GG this heat than anyone I have tasted.
4 bottles(s) of Schaetzel 2016 Niersteiner Spatlese for $31.99 per bottle (SKU2187) This is a steal for this level of Spatlese. This is one of the great Spatlese steals since we have been open. And the refreshing style of Schätzel is here in spades
11 bottles(s) of Battenfeld Spanier 2017 EX-Prime Riesling for $16.99 per bottle (SKU2228) Think of this like the Roulot Bourgogne Blanc or the Dugat-Py Bourgogne Rouge Cuvee Halinard. Transcendent wines that are limited by their appellation names.
11 bottles(s) of Enderle & Moll 2017 Muller Thurgau Pur for $17.99 per bottle (SKU2235) 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 it is own touch.
2 bottles(s) of Enderle & Moll 2017 Weiss Grau for $17.99 per bottle (SKU2236) This is a legit value. I do not sell wines like this that often but this really rang my bell and many wines I have had in this genre from Germany I do not go crazy for.
3 bottles(s) of Weingut Weltner 2017 Silvaner Iphofer Julius Echter Berg for $22.99 per bottle (SKU2239) The palate is drop dead gorgeous. So crunchy deep and intense. Clean and easily the cleanest JEB I have ever had. What poise, texture and intensity.
3 bottles(s) of Weingut Weltner 2017 Rodelsee Kuchenmeister Riesling for $22.99 per bottle (SKU2240) The wine for me, is the ultimate, geeky Riesling-fest in a bottle. This has minerals on minerals on minerals and is never shy on the acid
11 bottles(s) of Dr Burklin Wolf 2014 Hohenmorgen Riesling GG for $36.99 per bottle (SKU2261) The key to this vineyard is its limestone subsoil which gives it a more Rheinhessen feel.
6 bottles(s) of Dr Burklin Wolf 2014 Langenmorgen Riesling GC for $34.99 per bottle (SKU2262) Normally this wine goes for 60-80 a bottle. This is a chance to get royalty for 38 a bottle. Another wine that has spent 23 months in cask and has so much energy but also an exotic quality as well but the purity and pristine nature of the Burklin Wolf take on this Cru is very special. The 2014 a leaner vintage in the Pfalz got a 93+ from Stephan Rheinhardt.
3 bottles(s) of Martin Muellen 2016 Krover Kirchlay Spatlese Trocken *** for $25.99 per bottle (SKU2271) 93 Points from Stephan Reinhardt – Crazy Deal at $27.99. The palate is unreal in its levels of concentration and power. Ripe and chiseled with such depth but razor sharp and playful minerality
11 bottles(s) of Schaetzel 2016 Olberg GG Riesling for $43.99 per bottle (SKU2304) Make no mistake this is a super, super serious wine in the steely, pure and lean Schätzel style but it is so good young and can be drunk young.
11 bottles(s) of Juwel 2017 Fruhmesse Riesling Trocken for $29.99 per bottle (SKU2334) One sniff and sip of this gorgeous, energetic and chiseled Riesling and you will not be able to taste or think about anything else. This site really struts her stuff.
7 bottles(s) of Spater-Veit 2017 Piesporter Goldtropfchen Auslese for $33.99 per bottle (SKU2336) 95 PTS Mosel Fine Wines
1 bottles(s) of Spater-Veit 2017 Piesporter Domherr Auslese for $ per bottle (SKU2337)
1 bottles(s) of Ziereisen 2016 Hard Chardonnay for $27.99 per bottle (SKU2364) This wine is absurdly brilliant. It is an exhilarating bottle of Chardonnay and dare I say profound? Rheinhardt (The Wine Advocate) gave the 2013 a 93 and I think 2016 is a far, far superior wine.
11 bottles(s) of Dr Burklin Wolf 2015 Ungenheuer GG for $34.99 per bottle (SKU2366) For me, this is one of the most massively mineral wines made in Germany today
11 bottles(s) of Battenfeld Spanier 2017 Hohen Sulzen 1er Cru for $21.99 per bottle (SKU2374) 93 Points, PIGGOT! On the palate, the 17 Hohen Sulzen is so elegant, with terrific acidity and amazingly deep fruit. This is also richer than the 15 but is as lithe. The acidity is intense and very noteworthy.
3 bottles(s) of Chateau Thivin 2015 Cote de Brouilly Cuvee Zacharrie (Greek offer) for $31.99 per bottle (SKU1473)
1 bottles(s) of Domaine Labruyere 2016 Moulin A Vent Clos du Moulin A Vent for $49.99 per bottle (SKU2044) Vivid ruby. Intensely perfumed red and blue fruit liqueur, mocha and licorice scents, along with hints of exotic Moroccan spices and cola. Sweet, penetrating and expansive on the palate, offering sappy black raspberry, cherry pie, floral pastille and succulent herb flavors that become livelier as the wine opens up. Deftly plays richness off finesse and finishes extremely long and sweet, with smoot
9 bottles(s) of Chateau Thivin 2017 Cote de Brouilly La Chapelle for $34.99 per bottle (SKU2124)
3 bottles(s) of Chateau Thivin 2017 Cote de Brouilly Les Griottes de Brulhie for $ per bottle (SKU2390)
11 bottles(s) of Bel Air Marquis dAligre 2000 Bel Air Marquis dAligre for $69.99 per bottle (SKU2064)
1 bottles(s) of Florent Garaudet 2014 Monthelie 1er Cru Taupine for $31.99 per bottle (SKU1407)
11 bottles(s) of Chavy-Chouet 2016 Volnay Carelles Sous la Chapelle for $51.99 per bottle (SKU1777) Amazing dark fruit in Chavy 16s Insane purity.
1 bottles(s) of Pascal Bouley 2015 Monthelie 1er Cru Les Clous for $29.99 per bottle (SKU1805)
11 bottles(s) of Pascal Bouley 2015 Volnay 1er Cru Champans (offer # 2) for $46.99 per bottle (SKU1846)
1 bottles(s) of Xavier Durand 2016 Corton Rognet for $69.99 per bottle (SKU2148) Enormous Aromatic Complexity: Big Dark Fruit, Decadent Spice, Dense, Dark Palate Soaking Fruit. Grand Cru Burgundy for $73.99 – Easily Drinks Like $100+
2 bottles(s) of Xavier Durand 2016 Nuits St. Georges Les Charmois for $42.99 per bottle (SKU2149) The nose is just stunning and penetrates your nose like water from a high pressure hose, if the water was cherries and spice.
11 bottles(s) of JJ Girard 2016 Pommard VV for $39.99 per bottle (SKU2156) This is the type of Burgundy that you can sock away for 10 years, bring blind to a tasting of much more expensive Burgundies and leave placing in the top 2 or 3.
11 bottles(s) of Pierrick Bouley 2016 Volnay 1er Cru Clos de Chenes (oct 2018) for $54.99 per bottle (SKU2288) There is still not a better deal in Clos des Chenes which is arguably the best and most ageworthy terroir in all of Volnay. It is like Meursault Perrieres in that it has an terrific amount of gravel and stones with very poor soil.
11 bottles(s) of JanotBos 2015 Rully Blanc for $29.99 per bottle (SKU2302) The grapes are from 40 year old vines from the vineyard Fromanges. This vineyard has a striking amount of pebble-stone at the surface with lovely limestone below. It is just stunning Rully and so so classic.
11 bottles(s) of Pierrick Bouley 2016 Pommard for $39.99 per bottle (SKU2393) The nose is big and vast. Super mineral with black and dark red fruits. The palate is very large scaled but impressively concentrated and elegant. This pumps fruit out. It is slippery yet so serious.
3 bottles(s) of Frederick Puffeney 2016 Trousseau for $27.99 per bottle (SKU2177) This wine comes from 1 ha of 40-50 year old vines of Jacques Puffeney and and a 35-50 year old parcel. If Puffeney Trousseau will continue or the spirit of it will, it will be through this wine
4 bottles(s) of Frederick Puffeney 2015 Arbois Vieilles Vignes for $27.99 per bottle (SKU2178) Trousseau/Poulsard/Pinot Noir. To take the metaphor that Trousseau is the artsy cousin of Pinot Noir, we can now also introduce the punk rock cousin of Pinot Noir, Poulsard into the mix.
2 bottles(s) of Frederic Lambert 2017 Trousseau for $31.99 per bottle (SKU2354) Darker than normal as Frederic employs some of the lowest yields in the region and also some of his vines that are 50+ years old.
1 bottles(s) of Chateau Yvonne 2016 Yvonne Saumur Blanc for $39.99 per bottle (SKU1841)
5 bottles(s) of Domaine des Roches Neuves 2017 Clos de lEchelier Saumur Champigny Rouge for $55.99 per bottle (SKU1898)
4 bottles(s) of Domaine des Roches Neuves 2017 Saumur Franc de Pied for $47.99 per bottle (SKU2294) This is, and I hate to use the word, but it really applies here, Burgundian to the max. Even more reason to be swooped by bitter, priced out Burg drinkers.
1 bottles(s) of Domaine St. Gayan Gigondas In Nominae Patris for $39.99 per bottle (SKU1312)
2 bottles(s) of Domaine Albin Jacumin 2015 Cotes du Rhone Les Bedines for $17.99 per bottle (SKU1531)
2 bottles(s) of Gilles Barge 2015 Cote Rotie Cote Brune for $77.99 per bottle (SKU1843)
11 bottles(s) of Compagnie de lHermitage 2015 Cairanne Vieilles Vignes (Eiland) for $22.99 per bottle (SKU1860)
4 bottles(s) of Domaine St. Gayan 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape for $46.99 per bottle (SKU1938) This is old school, classic, we are releasing this when it is ready to drink authentic as Chateauneuf gets
1 bottles(s) of Compagnie de lHermitage 2015 Cote Rotie Lieu Dit La Brocarde for $121.99 per bottle (SKU2004) In the same ballpark as the Côte Rozier, the 2015 Côte Rôtie La Brocarde offers more cured meats, graphite, wood spice and blackcurrants, as well as full-bodied richness and a supple, beautiful finish. Both this and the Côte Rozier cuvées are smokin good. 93-95 Jeb Dunnuck
11 bottles(s) of Domaine du Colombier 2016 Crozes-Hermitage Cuvee Gaby Blanc for $37.99 per bottle (SKU2175) This wine is at a qualitative level of most Hermitage Blancs.
3 bottles(s) of Richaud 2015 Cairanne Lebrescade for $42.99 per bottle (SKU2268) The wine has a deep dark palate with huge lush fruits and a huge granitic backbone. The tannins are big, burly, thoroughly ripe and juicy.
2 bottles(s) of Jean Michel Stephan 2017 Cote Rotie So Brune for $119.99 per bottle (SKU2290) The blend is 86% Syrah and 14% Viognier from vines planted in 1994 of what Jean-Michel calls his “most precocious vineyard.” It is half carbonic maceration and half semi-carbonic maceration.
1 bottles(s) of Domaine Albin Jacumin 2016 CDP Les Begudes des Papes for $39.99 per bottle (SKU2292) And man it is great. And utterly classic. The color is dark. Almost blue/garnet. You pour the wine and it is aromatically closed but wait as the fireworks start in 30 minutes to an hour.
1 bottles(s) of Emmanuel Darnaud 2016 St. Joseph Lieu Dit Dardouille for $54.99 per bottle (SKU2299) This has vines up to 85 years old and is from over in Tournon and the surrounding areas. This wine competes with the best of the appellation. The wine is insane and I can still taste it next to the 16 Gonon I drank next to it in January.
2 bottles(s) of Domaine des Miquettes 2015 St. Joseph Madloba Rouge (offer 3) for $47.99 per bottle (SKU2330) It is the only St. Joseph Rouge currently being made and aged in 100% Amphorae.
3 bottles(s) of Domaine du Tunnel 2017 Cornas Pur Noir for $139.99 per bottle (SKU2333) This is a titan of a wine. This is for the true collectors who can wait on a great wine. This is like a Nordic tale. Epic does not even begin to describe this wine.
1 bottles(s) of Domaine Champet 2016 Cote Rotie A Fils a Jo for $69.99 per bottle (SKU2341) This is from schist soils within La Vialliere and is from 40-50 year old vines. It blew my mind and made me do a hierarchy shuffle of the best Côte Roties. This is stupid good.
2 bottles(s) of Christophe Pichon 2017 Cote Rotie la Promesse for $57.99 per bottle (SKU2388) This is a wine that tastes expensive. It is sexy, not like a man or a woman, but more like an amazing sleek piece of modern architecture.
11 bottles(s) of Leon Gold 2016 Trollinger Alte Reben (offer # 3) for $17.99 per bottle (SKU1983) You chill it for 25-30 minutes in the fridge and drink it too quickly. Its one the few wines I sell like this but man do I reach for it a lot.
2 bottles(s) of Leon Gold 2015 Spatburgunder Wanne for $39.99 per bottle (SKU2128)
1 bottles(s) of Weingut Josef Walter 2007 Fruhburgunder Centgrafenberg J (July 2018 offer) for $37.99 per bottle (SKU2143) The wine is insane. What a nose. Classic expressive Fruhburgunder violets and super floral. So intense and so sappy with terrific flavor authority. Super complex and hedonistic.
4 bottles(s) of Spater-Veit 2012 Spatburgunder Piesport (sept 2018) for $27.99 per bottle (SKU2256) This is the age-worthy wine. The ambitious wine. The great wine that will stand up to other great German Pinots in 3-4 years in a massive tasting I hope to hold.
8 bottles(s) of Thorle 2016 Saulheim Probstey Spatburgunder Trocken for $39.99 per bottle (SKU2278) Still quite closed on the nose, because this has just been bottled. However, on the palate there is a sensational harmony of fine-grained tannins and perfectly ripe fruit, yet the wine has just 12.5 per cent alcohol. Great, chalky dry finish. 95 pts Stuart Piggot
3 bottles(s) of Ziereisen 2015 Blauer Spatburgunder for $17.99 per bottle (SKU2370) The wine is unreal. It is 25 year old vines and has some old viney depth to it. What gives it its character is that it is aged in large 1,200-3,000 liter barrels. It gives this wine uncommon depth.
6 bottles(s) of Calcabrina 2014 Foglia 11 Rosso for $27.99 per bottle (SKU1861) This is a dead ringer for Foillardish Fleurie except perhaps even better. It is is the perfect Fleurie – bright, bright, bright cherry fruit but with amazing density. It has the appearance of great carbonic maceration but with much better density and less of that cherry soda feel. Stunningly well made. Amazing tension on the palate.
2 bottles(s) of Bellaria 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Assunto Selezione for $45.99 per bottle (SKU2007) High altitude, Fassy, balanced, mineral Brunello – so well made; future star.
1 bottles(s) of Bellaria 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Assunto Riserva for $109.99 per bottle (SKU2060)
6 bottles(s) of Scopone 2013 Brunello di Montalcino LOlivare for $39.99 per bottle (SKU2132) A blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot all grown on estate owned Montalcino soils and aged in old wood barrels for 18-20 months. This should cost at least $45 at Fass Selections and would go for much more at 3 tier
3 bottles(s) of Il Chiosso 2012 Gattinara Terre Vulcanica for $32.99 per bottle (SKU2147) A really, really pretty, elegant expression of nebbiolo. It is 50% old big oak barrels and 50% tonneaux and has the most insane nose. Loads and loads of spice, dust and wood shavings. Terrific depth of fruit.
1 bottles(s) of La Magia 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva for $63.99 per bottle (SKU2179) Wow – this is a spectacular bottle of wine. It really combines a crazy level of intense Sangiovese power with terrific freshness. 96 PTS SUCKLING
1 bottles(s) of La Magia 2013 Brunello di Montalcino (aug 2018) for $41.99 per bottle (SKU2180) This wine illustrates the grace that Sangiovese can express in certain years. 95 PTS SUCKLING
2 bottles(s) of Cascina DelSignore 2014 Gattinara Il Putto (#2) for $29.99 per bottle (SKU2229) Very very aromatic. Keeps changing and adding layers and nuance. The palate is (and I hate to use this term) Burgundy with Nebbiolo. So, so, so, so pretty. This wine is so clean, so pure, so juicy and so complex yet super old school.
7 bottles(s) of Podere ai Valloni 2007 Boca Vigna Cristiana for $30.99 per bottle (SKU2247) The wine is so so good and likely needs three hours of air versus the normal two. But man oh man is this a beauty.
11 bottles(s) of Podere ai Valloni 2009 Boca Vigna Cristiana for $32.99 per bottle (SKU2248) The thing about the wines of Podere Ai Valloni is the stunning refinement. Every single wine has it. The 2009 Boca has it in spades. What a wine.
3 bottles(s) of Cian Fanga 2011 Sator for $29.99 per bottle (SKU2279) This is their entry level Tintilia (mind you the Tintilia wines are the Grand Crus of this estate. They make 3 wines that are lower and not made from Tintillia and this is an excellent introduction to this fascinating grape
6 bottles(s) of Alberto Burzi 2013 Vecchie Viti Capalot for $64.99 per bottle (SKU2287) These are 85 year old vines from a single vineyard from an all time great vineyard in La Morra.
5 bottles(s) of Calafe 2015 Greco di Tufo for $17.99 per bottle (SKU2361) As many of you know, I think that most Italian whites are pleasant but totally uninteresting to vastly overgeneralize. This wine utterly breaks the mold. It breaks the mold into teeny, tiny pieces and then vaporizes the pieces.
3 bottles(s) of Il Chiosso 2012 Gattinara Terre Vulcaniche for $32.99 per bottle (SKU2386) The grapes are a special selection picked for this bottling. A epic and brilliant Gattinara from a rising star in the appellation
5 bottles(s) of Motalli Renato 2015 Rosato for $21.99 per bottle (SKU2424) So this is 100% Nebbiolo rose – so how cool is that? It is just so incredibly clean and well made. I am offering this because, well, it is just simply really, really delicious.