2 bottles(s) of Alberto Marsetti 2014 Prudence Valtellina Superiore for $36.99 per bottle (SKU2192)
1 bottles(s) of Gillardi 2015 Barolo (3565) 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.
1 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
9 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.
26 bottles(s) of Lunarossa 2016 Borgomaestro (4427) for $32.99 per bottle (SKU4427) The 2016 Aglianico Borgomastro grumbles up from the glass, slowly revealing a classic display of blackberries and plums laced with hints of animal musk, ashen stone and dried roses. This is a lifted and feminine expression, showing remarkable purity, as a silken wave of ripe red and black fruits washes across the palate with grace. Enlivening acidity and salty minerals create a push and pull of sa
20 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.
4 bottles(s) of Cantina Togliana 2018 Carema Riserva for $57.99 per bottle (SKU4718) This is one of those wines that is a showcase for Carema and justifies my belief that this is one of the most important AOCs in Italy. Blind, this would take me to elite traditional Nuits Saint Georges made 30 years ago. Think Henri Gouges. But without the tannic heft of classic Gouges. Almost NSG crossed with Chambolle Musigny.
2 bottles(s) of Cantina Togliana 2019 Carema lArsin for $49.99 per bottle (SKU4719)
3 bottles(s) of Duemani 2019 Altro Vino for $37.99 per bottle (SKU4899) Tasted as an unfinished wine, the 2019 Merlot Cabernet Franc Altrovino is a blend that is assembled immediately after the harvest and fermented in cement and terracotta. Future vintages will probably see more terracotta, as winemaker Luca DAttoma is moving in this direction, especially as this material will give the wine an edge when it comes to aging, he says. The bouquet delivers some minty tone
1 bottles(s) of Cella Grande 2018 Carema (4944) for $47.99 per bottle (SKU4944) This is an absolute baby but wow when this arrives its going to shake things up. This is Carema but a totally different style from any other winemaker.
7 bottles(s) of Quazzolo 2019 Barbaresco Cole for $39.99 per bottle (SKU5183) The upside on this wine is elite Langhe and it is an absolute leap over the Mocagatta version (2016 is $66
1 bottles(s) of Quazzolo 2019 Barbaresco Ovello for $39.99 per bottle (SKU5184) 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
9 bottles(s) of La Badina 2019 Lessona for $37.99 per bottle (SKU5194)
7 bottles(s) of La Badina 2020 Vespolina for $29.99 per bottle (SKU5195) This is a terrific introduction to the La Badina style and is a very, very, very well made wine although without the pedigree of Lessona on the label. Otherwise, it would obviously be twice the price.
2 bottles(s) of Costa Archi 2018 Il Beneficio Romagna Sangiovese DOC Serra Riserva for $32.99 per bottle (SKU5210) The Riserva is more of a case study in Sangioveses soul. Think more Pommard to the GSs Volnay (although a Pommard with great freshness that can be drunk young).
1 bottles(s) of Cian Fagna 2018 Sator Gran Maestro for $51.99 per bottle (SKU5213) The first wine is an utterly distinctive masterpiece. I cut my margins to get this under $56 as I want a lot of people to try it. Every serious Italian wine geek needs to try this.
2 bottles(s) of Podere Forte 2013 Guardiavigna (5217) for $119.99 per bottle (SKU5217) 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
4 bottles(s) of Vinding Montecarrubo 2021 Quattro Venti for $49.99 per bottle (SKU5232) 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.
4 bottles(s) of Vinding Montecarrubo 2021 Cuvee Suzanne for $44.99 per bottle (SKU5233) This wine is named for Peters wife of 50 years, Suzanne. This wine is somehow almost more Cote Rotie than present day Cote Rotie.
19 bottles(s) of Cecllia Monte 2013 Barbaresco Serracapelli for $50.99 per bottle (SKU5265) I have not hard his as we started with the winery with the 2014 vintage but given her style and the character of the vintage, I had to sell it.
5 bottles(s) of Cecllia Monte 2019 Barbaresco Serracapelli for $50.99 per bottle (SKU5266) This is a steal for an absolutely remarkable bottle of wine. All of the Piedmont lovers need to get on this. This will not be $52.99 for long.
2 bottles(s) of Francesco Rinaldi 2019 Barolo Rocche dell Annunziata for $69.99 per bottle (SKU5300) With fruit from La Morra, this wine shows soft fruit, spice and fine tannins that are characteristic of this cru site with beautiful south-facing exposures. The bouquet on the Francesco Rinaldi & Figli 2019 Barolo Rocche dellAnnunziata is initially shy, and you need to give this wine more bottle age. Redcurrant, spice and licorice eventually lift from the bouquet. Production is limited to 3,300 bo
4 bottles(s) of Guido Mazzuchelli 2015 Lessona San Venz Riserva for $38.99 per bottle (SKU5309) This wine is old, old, old, old, old, old old school Nebbiolo. This wine was made with 30% grapes that went through apassamiento which may result in the unique rose umami. This is a wine that is so beautifully elegant, it may actually make you cry. It harkens back to a foregone era when temperatures were cooler and these wines were aged for a minimum of 10 years before being drunk. If you drink Ba
7 bottles(s) of Vini Marino 2008 Proclamo Cilento Aglianico Riserva (5312) for $80.99 per bottle (SKU5312)
5 bottles(s) of Vini Marino 2012 Proclamo Cilento Aglianico Riserva (5313) for $48.99 per bottle (SKU5313) If you like elegant wines like Musigny and old school Cornas, you absolutely positively must try this. These guys are alone on an island making wines like this in this part of Italy. I have positively no idea how on earth they do it. But I can tell you that this wine is absolutely special and world class wine. Aged 8 years in the cellar.
1 bottles(s) of Vietti 2019 Barolo Lazzarito for $289.99 per bottle (SKU5317) The 2019 Barolo Lazzarito continues a trend seen in recent years in which the focus has been more about finesse than raw power. Intense red fruit, iron, dried herbs, chalk, dried rose petal and white pepper all run through this deep, virile Barolo. The power and intensity of Serralunga really come alive on the heady, explosive finish. Bright saline notes linger on the deep, resonant finish. A Baro
7 bottles(s) of Arpepe 2013 Inferno Sesto Canto Valtellina Superiore Riserva (5335) for $77.99 per bottle (SKU5335) 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 impeccab
4 bottles(s) of Arpepe 2017 Sasella Valtellina Superiore Stella Retica (5338) for $42.99 per bottle (SKU5338) Sasella is the most famous of the 5 villages of Valtellina Superiore and will age longer. The 2017 may be the most distinctive version weve yet sold of this wine. Its basically an elegance bomb.
15 bottles(s) of Arpepe 2013 Sassella Ultimi Raggi Valtellina Superiore DOCG Riserva for $79.99 per bottle (SKU5348)
10 bottles(s) of Petra 2020 Potenti Toscana IGT for $34.99 per bottle (SKU5366) The 2020 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.
26 bottles(s) of Tenuta Monolo Gilodi 1990 Bramaterra Riserva (5380) for $24.99 per bottle (SKU5380) This is a gorgeous wine. I love it. The palate is seamless and so elegant. Black tea, leather and tons of those violets. Stinking energy and intensity and serious ripe tannins. Tons of tertiary and non fruit flavors.
13 bottles(s) of Tenuta Monolo Gilodi 1989 Bramaterra Riserva (5381) for $24.99 per bottle (SKU5381) This is the geekier of the two and I might prefer it. It rocks. It is the more geeky of the two for sure. Its got higher acidity and is in tertiary city right now. It also needs time to show its delights. 1989 is possibly my favorite Piedmont vintage.
12 bottles(s) of Sergio Barbaglia 2018 Boca for $40.99 per bottle (SKU5406) 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.
16 bottles(s) of Sergio Barbaglia 2020 Colline Novaresi Croatina for $22.99 per bottle (SKU5407) The Italians make rustic better than anyone and its hard to escape it even in the most celebrated wines but I think thats what people truly love about Italian wines is the rusticity. Today wine is the epitome of all what Italy does right in the under $23 category
3 bottles(s) of Giuseppe Negro 2019 Barbaresco PianCavallo for $36.99 per bottle (SKU5420) This wine is drinking now with a brief decant but it has the structure to age. It is simply awesome and will introduce you to the 2019 vintage.
5 bottles(s) of Giuseppe Negro 2020 Dolcetto PianCavallo for $19.99 per bottle (SKU5421)
1 bottles(s) of Podere Forte 2017 Petrucci Melo for $149.99 per bottle (SKU5453) A Meditation on Perfection – One of Very Few Wine Ive Ever Given 100 Points
21 bottles(s) of Tenuta Monolo Gilodi 2000 Bramaterra Riserva for $24.99 per bottle (SKU5462) This is a brilliant wine that will turn heads. This has at least 10-12 years more ahead of it. It is so sick. This is between secondary and tertiary right now with also some primary thrown in there for good measure.
10 bottles(s) of Maison Alexandrins 2018 Cornas (3451) for $57.99 per bottle (SKU3451) Such a sleeper Cornas. So rich and granite driven. Always better on day 2.
1 bottles(s) of Julien Barge 2020 St. Joseph Clos Martinet / Ribaudy for $39.99 per bottle (SKU4509) This is a charmer and a wine of tremendous fruit and character but not over polished like some Rhone wines are today. Such a different more Côte-Rotie style than the classic Mauves, Tournon, Epine styles.
1 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.
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
1 bottles(s) of Mikael Bourg 2020 Cornas Les ptits bout for $62.99 per bottle (SKU4713)
1 bottles(s) of Ludovic Courbis 2012 Cornas (4739) for $74.99 per bottle (SKU4739)
6 bottles(s) of Gilles Barge 2013 Cote Rotie Cote Brune for $113.99 per bottle (SKU4887)
1 bottles(s) of Maison Alexandrins 2020 Cote Rotie (5007) for $74.99 per bottle (SKU5007) Does Alexandrins miss? Not yet. This is a tremendous bottle of Cote Rotie. Not as big as the 2019 but man this is an incredible wine in its own right. The tiny berry fruit complexity is off the charts as is the stunning purity. The wood use of Alexandrins is brilliant and he is like a great chef using salt.
9 bottles(s) of Maison Alexandrins 2020 Hermitage Rouge (5068) for $89.99 per bottle (SKU5068) This is a huge, huge enormous deal for top flight Hermitage made by one the great young winemaking talents in the Northern Rhone. The wine is sick. Its an unreal value.
1 bottles(s) of Domaine de Fauterie 2018 Cornas Vieilles Vignes (5124) for $77.99 per bottle (SKU5124) From the La Barjasse Parcel in the Reynaud Vineyard – Juges Main Vineyard – A Romanee St. Vivant / Richebourg Kind of Aristocratic Finesse – The Most Lyle Wine Ive Ever Sold from the Northern Rhone
3 bottles(s) of Jean Michel Stephan 2020 Cote Rotie Coteaux du Bassenon for $154.99 per bottle (SKU5135)
4 bottles(s) of Maison Stephan 2021 VDF Syrah for $39.99 per bottle (SKU5136) Its 90% Syrah and 10% Viognier. Baby Côte Rotie. From granite soils. Carbonic Maceration then steel vats for six months. The wine comes from soils right under the famous Chateau Grillet. The wine is ridiculous. for a wine like this made by a master the price is just unreal.
2 bottles(s) of Compagnie de lHermitage 2020 Cairanne Vieilles Vignes for $28.99 per bottle (SKU5166) The 2020 Cairanne is flat-out delicious, with tons of ripe Grenache strawberry and framboise fruits as well as some spice, dried garrigue, and hints of herbes de Provence. Medium-bodied, layered, and elegant, it would easily topple many a top Châteauneuf du Pape. – 94 points, Jeb Dunnuck
4 bottles(s) of Bernard Gripa 2021 St. Joseph Rouge for $39.99 per bottle (SKU5177) Classic all the way, the 2020 Saint Joseph gives up beautiful darker blue, fig, and black cherry-like fruit as well as ground pepper, bacon fat, and leather. Straight-up gorgeous on the palate as well, this medium to full-bodied effort has integrated tannins, a focused, old school-like mouthfeel, polished tannins, and a great finish. Id be a buyer. It will keep for 15 years at a minimum. This cuvé
2 bottles(s) of Domaine du Tunnel 2021 Cornas Vin Noir for $87.99 per bottle (SKU5200) The 2021 Cornas Vin Noir is even better and clearly a candidate for the wine of the appellation. Ripe blackberries, smoked herbs, cured meats, iron, and spice all flow to a medium to full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, balanced Cornas offering ripe, velvety tannins, plenty of mid-palate depth, and a great finish. Bravo. – 93-95 Jeb Dunnuck
3 bottles(s) of Compagnie de lHermitage 2019 Cote Rotie Lieu Dit La Brocarde for $139.99 per bottle (SKU5201) The deeply colored 2017 Côte Rôtie La Brocarde comes from a site on the Côte Brune side of the appellation. It offers a ripe, sexy, powerful nose of black currants, licorice, cured meats, and chocolate. This carries to a polished, ripe, medium to full-bodied effort thats perfectly balanced, has sweet tannins, and terrific mid-palate depth. Its unquestionably a modern style Côte Rôtie that will ben
13 bottles(s) of Ludovic Courbis 2020 Cornas (5223) for $67.99 per bottle (SKU5223) This is one of the most remarkable wines Ive ever had from young (ish) vines and it proves that terroir is truly the great difference maker rather than vine age. Well at least in this instance.
6 bottles(s) of Gerard Courbis 2021 St. Joseph Vieilles Vignes for $49.99 per bottle (SKU5229)
3 bottles(s) of Compagnie de lHermitage 2021 Crozes-Hermitage Rouge VV de Gervans for $39.99 per bottle (SKU5246)
2 bottles(s) of Christophe Billon 2020 Cote Rotie La Brocarde for $71.99 per bottle (SKU5257) Not yet bottled, the 2020 Côte Rôtie La Brocarde (theres 3% Viognier) sports a dense purple hue as well as smoking good aromatics of darker, almost blue fruits, charred meat, graphite, and crushed stone-like minerality. Its a big, powerhouse Côte Rôtie, but it stays tight, focused, and pure on the palate, with plenty of ripe tannins. Its a wine that will demand bottle age. – 94-96 Jeb Dunnuck
4 bottles(s) of Christophe Billon 2020 Cote Rotie Les Elotins for $49.99 per bottle (SKU5258) Smoky black fruits, candied violets, and incense notes all emerge from Billons 2020 Côte Rôtie Les Elotins, a medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, yet tannic wine that needs 3-4 years of bottle age. This cuvée is 97% Syrah and 3% Viognier, and comes primarily from the Côte Brune. Its partially destemmed and the élevage spans 22 months in once- and twice-used barrels. – 91+ Jeb Dunnuck
2 bottles(s) of Bernard Gripa 2020 St. Joseph Parady for $64.99 per bottle (SKU5269) Deep, dark purple. Powerful dark berry liqueur, candied violet, cracked pepper and licorice scents, along with hints of olive paste, espresso and smoky minerals. Offers deep, palate-staining boysenberry, cherry liqueur, floral pastille and fruitcake flavors that show superb depth and are braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Opens up steadily with air and finishes wonderfully long and spicy, with re
3 bottles(s) of Julien Barge 2017 Cote Rotie Couer de Combard (5311) for $99.99 per bottle (SKU5311) Its from the heart of Le Combard (Couer means heart) and has unique volcanic soils which are virtually unheard of in Cote Rotie. This has risen to the top and is now Barge’s best wine
4 bottles(s) of Emmanuel Darnaud 2021 St. Joseph Dardouille for $53.99 per bottle (SKU5349) From a great terroir in the southern part of the appellation, the 2020 Saint Joseph Lieu-Dit La Dardouille sports a deep purple hue to go with a fabulous bouquet of ripe cherries, blueberries, crushed violets, leather, and loamy earth. With medium to full-bodied richness, it has some obvious minerality on the palate, nicely integrated acidity, firm tannins, and outstanding length. Its going to ben
3 bottles(s) of Jacques Lemenicier 2020 Cornas Pere Laurier for $84.99 per bottle (SKU5356) The 2019 Cornas Cuvée Pere Laurier is gorgeous stuff, with an old school-like vibe in its darker cherry and almost blue fruits as well as violets, pepper, and iron nuances. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and concentrated, it has terrific tannins, good acidity, and a great finish. Id be thrilled to have bottles in the cellar, and its well worth seeking out. Give it 2-3 years and enjoy over the follow
1 bottles(s) of Jacques Lemenicier 2021 Cornas for $51.99 per bottle (SKU5357) One has to drink one of these young as its thrilling and can also show one how it ages and this Cornas really transforms with age. I cant wait to taste the 2020 and now the transcendent 2021 in 10 years. Back to back they are Jacques best vintages yet. These are stunning examples of Cornas in a beautifully elegant silky style that is Chambolle-like or Volnay-like
1 bottles(s) of Domaine Michellas St Jemmes 2020 Cornas Les Murettes for $52.99 per bottle (SKU5363) Dark purple. Brooding dark fruit compote, licorice, espresso, olive, bacon fat and pungent flowers on the spice- and smoke-accented nose. Broad and chewy on the palate, offering concentrated cassis, kirsch, fruitcake and smoked meat flavors, plus a strong jolt of cracked pepper. A vanilla nuance appears on the impressively long, smoky finish, adding a seductively sweet aspect to the wine. Made fro
2 bottles(s) of Domaine de Fauterie 2019 St. Joseph Combaud (5375) for $54.99 per bottle (SKU5375) This is from the small lieu-dit of Combaud which is a very high (350 meters altitude), very steep vineyard, in a small village near Cornas. The wines that come from this area and village in St. Joseph are special for their Pinot Noir-like delicacy and expression. They are similar to Cornas as the vines share similar soils which is hard old rocky granite.
6 bottles(s) of Cuchet Beliando 2018 Cornas for $95.99 per bottle (SKU5398) The best wine made in Cornas. Just trust me.
9 bottles(s) of Mikael Bourg 2021 Cornas Les ptits bout for $58.99 per bottle (SKU5450) All you classicists and traditional Cornas lovers hit the reply button quickly. Its a blend of different terroirs including the famous Chaillot where Allemand and Cuchet Beliando make their stunning Cornas. Gorgeously medium bodied and so pure and round with that engaging minerality that I love so much from Chaillot.
4 bottles(s) of Nicolas Champagneaux 2020 Cote Rotie La Dedicace for $68.99 per bottle (SKU5454) Gorgeous all the way, the 2020 Côte Rôtie La Dédicace has a full-bodied, round, supple, sexy style to go with classic Côte Rôtie notes of black raspberries, spring flowers, incense, and hints of smoked game. Its rich, concentrated, yet light on its feet, with sweet tannins. Its a beautiful effort in a great vintage that will evolve for two decades.. – 95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
3 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.
5 bottles(s) of Chateau Bachelards-Comtesse Vazeilles 2018 Fleurie (4094) for $57.99 per bottle (SKU4094) Welcome to the delightful deep end of contemporary Beaujolais! Stunning nose of summer flowers, very fine red and black fruit with the merest hint of spice. This is simultaneously so deep and delicate, the serious concentration married to wonderful coolness. Really fine tannins make the long finish feel like old-fashioned velvet. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. – 96 Points, Stuart
9 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.
16 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.
3 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
3 bottles(s) of Chateau Bachelards-Comtesse Vazeilles 2018 Fleurie Les Clos (4729) 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
1 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
15 bottles(s) of Clos de Mez 2018 Fleurie La Dot for $24.99 per bottle (SKU5120) This comes from 45 year old vines. I adore this wine. Its delicate, tight and has unreal precision. The structure is so precise and the delineation and energy of this wine is unreal
1 bottles(s) of Clos de Mez 2019 Morgon Chateau Gaillard for $24.99 per bottle (SKU5121) 2019 is a stunning vintage and this will easily last 20+ years. This wine is the ultimate expression of Morgon terroir.
9 bottles(s) of Chateau Thivin 2021 Cote de Brouilly Cuvee Zacharrie for $52.99 per bottle (SKU5133)
9 bottles(s) of Guy Breton 2021 Morgon PTit Max for $44.99 per bottle (SKU5298) It is from a 2 ha parcel of vines averaging over 90+ years old and is just as compelling as anything out there.
1 bottles(s) of Lafarge Vial 2020 Cote de Brouilly for $45.99 per bottle (SKU5501) The 2020 Côte de Brouilly comes from blue granite soils and de-stemmed by hand. It has ample fruit on the nose: blackberry, blueberry and light violet aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, lightly spiced, perhaps the most Pinot-like of Lafarge’s Bojos with a very persistent, structured finish. Excellent. – 92 Points, Neal Martin
1 bottles(s) of Domaine des Roches Neuves 2019 Clos de lEchelier Saumur Champigny Rouge for $67.99 per bottle (SKU3856)
1 bottles(s) of Domaine des Roches Neuves 2018 Saumur Champigny Marginale (4291) for $47.99 per bottle (SKU4291) Seamless, balanced and ageworthy. Aged 12 months in 25-hectoliter barrel. Nose full of roses and violets. Silky and cool in the mouth, with fresh plum and black cherry. Finishes full of graphite and crushed stone and a lingering licorice note. Needs a couple years, but this will be exceptional. 94 Points, VINOUS
1 bottles(s) of Domaine des Roches Neuves 2018 Franc de Pied Saumur Champigny (4293) for $49.99 per bottle (SKU4293)
1 bottles(s) of Domaine des Roches Neuves 2016 Saumur Champigny Marginale (4294) for $47.99 per bottle (SKU4294) A mature-ish bottle of Thierry German that is drinking so well now.
2 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
2 bottles(s) of Clau du Nell 2018 Anjou Violette (4770) for $43.99 per bottle (SKU4770)
3 bottles(s) of Clos de Breuilly 2020 Saint Pourcain Rouge for $34.99 per bottle (SKU4861) This is a blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay. Its 20% whole cluster fermentation. Its aged in enameled steel vats. Blind you wont think there is one grape of Gamay in there as the color is deep. Almost like Rayas blended with a fresh young Pinot.
2 bottles(s) of Domaine des Roches Neuves 2021 Franc de Pied Saumur Champigny for $46.99 per bottle (SKU4973) The 2020 Franc de Pied is incredibly reductive when it was first opened and needed a lot of time and a swirl with a copper coin. If you can be patient (5 minutes with a penny in your glass, or your currencys equivalent), its worth the wait. 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 th
14 bottles(s) of Domaine des Roches Neuves 2017 Clos de lEchelier Saumur Champigny Rouge (5029) for $38.99 per bottle (SKU5029) 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. It is so elegant, ripe, pure and just plain thrilling wine. Nimble.
10 bottles(s) of Domaine des Roches Neuves 2020 Clos de lEchelier Saumur Champigny Rouge for $51.99 per bottle (SKU5301) The 2020 Clos de lEchelier is a focused style of wine hailing from limestone that has a sense of tenderness through the mid-palate, while the sinew moves forward incessantly along the palate. It has a fine sense of spice and fruit-led fragrance on the long length. Very convincing.-93 Points, VINOUS
7 bottles(s) of Domaine des Roches Neuves 2019 Clos de lEchelier Saumur Champigny Rouge (5325) for $47.99 per bottle (SKU5325) The 2019 Saumur Champigny Clos de LEchelier is round and gently calm, almost meditative, but the chalky soil keeps things fresh and moving along despite the warmth of the growing season. Theres delicacy on the midpalate and chalky finesse and fine tension on the lengthy finish, which is scented with red fruits and flowers. Outstanding stuff. – 95 Points, VINOUS
8 bottles(s) of Domaine des Roches Neuves 2019 Saumur Franc de Pied (5326) for $43.99 per bottle (SKU5326) Warm, intense and with super ripe yet refined and precise dark fruit, spicy toast and flint aromas open the 2019 Saumur Champigny Franc de Pied, which comes from a huge layer of sandy soil that has been planted at a high density of 10,000 vines per hectare. Fermented with whole clusters, the fruit is generous and elegant on nose and palate, pure and refined but rich and aromatic. This is a full-bo
30 bottles(s) of Domaine des Roches Neuves 2018 Franc de Pied Saumur Champigny (5327) for $41.99 per bottle (SKU5327) Made from ungrafted (2018 Franc de Pied) vines that Thierry planted himself in Le Clos Bonnet. Aged one year in 12-hectoliter Austrian oak foudre. Beautiful nose of rose, violet, mint and spice. On the palate, fresh, pure and full of savory, herbal notes, fine tannins and deep minerality. The finish is long and elegant. A thinking person’s Cabernet Franc.- 95 Points Stephan Reinhardt, WA
12 bottles(s) of Domaine des Roches Neuves 2021 Franc de Pied Saumur Champigny for $48.99 per bottle (SKU5468) The 2020 Franc de Pied is incredibly reductive when it was first opened and needed a lot of time and a swirl with a copper coin. If you can be patient (5 minutes with a penny in your glass, or your currencys equivalent), its worth the wait. 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 th
4 bottles(s) of Weingut Riehen 2017 Le Grand Pinot Noir (3878) for $92.99 per bottle (SKU3878) This is the Swiss equivalent of the Jaspis Alte Reben and you all know how profound that wine is. This is as profound but its completely different. Like the difference between a Richebourg and a Corton Bressandes (if I had to pick two random Burgundy Grand Crus out of a hat). But if there was one village that this epic wine reminded me of it was Morey St. Denis and Clos de la Roche and/or Clos Vou
1 bottles(s) of Weingut Riehen 2018 Le Petit Rouge for $37.99 per bottle (SKU4781) I settled on 3 hours of air before it gets going and it really reminds me of a high class Gevrey with a twist. Its so juicy and has a really terrific finish. I think it has the structure for long term aging. Truly a great wine.
1 bottles(s) of Gerard Besse 2019 Martigny Syrah Les Serpentines for $39.99 per bottle (SKU4889) The 2019 Martigny Syrah Les Serpentines shows a dark cherry color and opens with a deep, intense, perfectly ripe and concentrated yet refined, fresh and aromatic bouquet of black berries and elderberries along with finely stony and floral notes—a great mix of purity, depth and concentration. Soft and refined on the delicate and silky-textured palate, this is a very elegant and finely concentrated
4 bottles(s) of Mohr-Niggli 2020 Clos Martha Pinot Noir for $51.99 per bottle (SKU4951) The Clos Martha bottling from the Sunnebärg parcel is named after Matthias grandmother. So basically this is Mohr-Nigglis Muschelkalk. This site is slightly warmer (barely slightly warmer) than the Graf and I didnt notice any difference. Both seemed like cool climate Pinot Noirs to me.
1 bottles(s) of Weingut Riehen 2019 Le Grand Pinot Noir for $79.99 per bottle (SKU5083) This is the Swiss equivalent of the Jaspis Alte Reben and you all know how profound that wine is. This is as profound but its completely different. Like the difference between a Richebourg and a Corton Bressandes (if I had to pick two random Burgundy Grand Crus out of a hat).
17 bottles(s) of Wetzel 2019 Spatburgunder Reserve for $40.99 per bottle (SKU5273) This is very good 1er cru quality wine for the price of expensive Bourgogne Rouge. As you look to the forward Burgundy gap as 2020 and 2021 quantities drop to near zero, this is a great wine to fill it. It’s stunningly good for the price. $100+ in Burgundy and his best wine.
17 bottles(s) of Weingut Riehen 2019 Le Petit Rouge for $38.99 per bottle (SKU5340) Incredible minerality and just the cleanest Pinot you’ve ever tasted. Incredible palate. Just a small hit of opulence and then leans into the minerals and the linearity. Superb tannins and perfect balance. Awesome structure and sap.
7 bottles(s) of Chateau Bouillerot 2018 Essentia for $22.99 per bottle (SKU3930) The middle cuvee here and the same goes. Elte Bistro wine.
3 bottles(s) of Chateau des Gravieres 2018 Chateau des Gravieres (4856) for $36.99 per bottle (SKU4856) The wines are simply put, awesome. This small allocation fell into my lap after asking 10 times. Maybe they wanted to get rid of me! Whatever. It worked.
1 bottles(s) of Bel Air Marquis dAligre 2012 Bel Air Marquis dAligre for $69.99 per bottle (SKU4896)
3 bottles(s) of Bel Air Marquis dAligre 2011 Bel Air Marquis dAligre for $69.99 per bottle (SKU4897)
6 bottles(s) of Vieux Chateau St. Andree 2020 Vieux Chateau St. Andre for $33.99 per bottle (SKU5222) This is a much more accessible version from the same guy who brings you Samion, in that it can be drunk now. It is not a glugger by any means but just because of where it comes from, it is ready to go with a 30 minute decant right out of the gate
10 bottles(s) of Chateau Le Reysse 2012 La Reysse for $25.99 per bottle (SKU5430) This is the best mature La Reysse right now 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. The 2012 has a cooling mineral nose with astonishing depth and purity which gives off an impression of amazing freshness.
21 bottles(s) of Clos du Moulin 2020 Clos du Moulin for $19.99 per bottle (SKU5431) This is the more Burgundian of the two 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 2020 they better back up the truck.
2 bottles(s) of Domaine Brana 2014 Irouleguy Rouge (4326) 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
2 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.
3 bottles(s) of Martin Woods 2019 Gamay Havlin Vineyard for $35.99 per bottle (SKU5615) If Hanspeter Ziereisen made Gamay in the great old vine Godefroy vineyard of Chateau Thivin.
2 bottles(s) of Domaine des Rutissons 2021 Etraire de la Huy for $29.99 per bottle (SKU4703) Its like if Côte de Brouilly/Crozes-Hermitage/Chambolle/Taurasi dropped acid and this is the wine they created.
11 bottles(s) of Weingut Josef Walter 2017 Spatburgunder J Hundstruck for $51.99 per bottle (SKU4793)
9 bottles(s) of Enderle & Moll 2021 Liason for $26.99 per bottle (SKU4820) Our most popular selling red wine for a reason.
15 bottles(s) of Enderle & Moll 2018 Liason (4880) for $26.99 per bottle (SKU4880) Our most popular selling red wine for a reason.
2 bottles(s) of Enderle & Moll 2021 Basis Pinot Noir for $21.99 per bottle (SKU4916)
2 bottles(s) of Weingut Josef Walter 2014 Spatburgunder J Hundstruck (5019) for $47.99 per bottle (SKU5019) This is a powerful, powerful wine that really does justice to the legendary vineyard. But despite its power it is so finesse and so fine. It is the most refined Hundstruck Ive offered.
1 bottles(s) of Gunther Steinmetz 2019 Kestener Herrenberg Pinot Noir for $28.99 per bottle (SKU5117) Todays wine is a 1er Cru quality wine from an elite vineyard site that Stefan has made great. Kestner Herrenberg before Stefan Steinmetz is like the New England Patriots before Tom Brady. No one cared and it was a largely ignored site tended by mediocre winemakers but Stefan saw potential.
8 bottles(s) of Gunther Steinmetz 2019 Muhlheimer Sonnenlay Pinot Noir*** for $34.99 per bottle (SKU5118)
3 bottles(s) of Marbleous 2019 Moselsurscher F Spatburgunder for $44.99 per bottle (SKU5169) This is a masterpiece. He’s saved 60 bottles for me. He’s guarded them in a corner of the cellar as these are long since sold out in Germany. This is his second and best vintage of his single vineyard Pinot Noir. After tasting two vintages and other top Mosel Pinots recently I believe this is one of the top Mosel Pinots (top 3?) and maybe a top 20 now in Germany.
9 bottles(s) of Jurgen Von der Mark 2020 Engerstein Pinot Noir for $29.99 per bottle (SKU5182) I gave this a 9.6 on Delectable. The highest score I have given to a German Pinot at this price point ever.
12 bottles(s) of Jurgen Von der Mark 2021 Pinot Noir Shivers for $52.99 per bottle (SKU5235) Sick freshness and his sweetness is the closest to real fruit sweetness Ive ever had in German Pinot. A brilliant offering. But JVDMs wines really evolve with air. On Day 2, incredible Red Rieslingesque vibe to it. Energetic and so nimble. Awesome purity
4 bottles(s) of Weingut Josef Walter 2017 Fruhburgunder Centgrafenberg J for $38.99 per bottle (SKU5296) The fruit in a young Frühburgunder is akin to nothing I can compare in the world of Pinot. Its almost sweet, but in such a unique way
1 bottles(s) of Weingut Josef Walter 2008 Spatburgunder J Centgrafenberg for $38.99 per bottle (SKU5297) This wine was entering maturity but still had the structure to go for a decade plus at least. This is why you shop here. Youre not getting this kind of value from anyone else.
5 bottles(s) of Jurgen Von der Mark 2021 Spatburgunder Merdinger for $23.99 per bottle (SKU5323) I am happy to offer what is the most absurd German Pinot value since I offered the classic Basis from Enderle & Moll. This might even be better as we finally have a Jürgen wine one can buy and drink without feeling guilty and my oh my is it a sick wine.
2 bottles(s) of Battenfeld Spanier 2018 Kirchenstuck Spatburgunder GG for $45.99 per bottle (SKU5330) I have not been more surprised over a wine in years. This blew me away and is so Red Riesling its uncanny. Unreal wine. Best Battenfeld Pinot GG ever.
3 bottles(s) of Kuhling-Gillot 2018 Kreuz Spatburgunder GG for $45.99 per bottle (SKU5331) The 2018 Kreuz Spätburgunder GG is intense and ripe and slightly reductive on the flinty-elegant nose. Full-bodied, intense and persistently salty on the palate, this is a pure, tight and tensioned Pinot with a straight course on the palate but also intensity and juicy fruit. Tasted in Wiesbaden in August 2020. – 92+, WA, Stephan Reinhardt
6 bottles(s) of Matherne & Schmitt 2019 Winninger Spatburgunder for $37.99 per bottle (SKU5393) When I opened it for I stuck my nose in that decanter and sniffed till I could sniff no more. Yes, before I even tasted I knew this was a 95 point wine. The nose was just spellbinding. Captivating. I was floored.
33 bottles(s) of Juwel 2020 Alsheim Spatburgunder for $28.99 per bottle (SKU5418) This wine is arguably, next to Enderle & Moll Liason, our most popular German Pinot Noir. 2020 is a very strong vintage in the Rheinhessen for Spatburgunder. 2020 is great and very comparable to 19 but 19 is more fresh and energetic while 2020 is more decadent. The 2020 is, and I hate this term, Burgundian to the max.
3 bottles(s) of Gunther Steinmetz 2021 Piesporter Domherr Kabinett for $22.99 per bottle (SKU5434)
13 bottles(s) of Thorle 2020 Saulheim Probstey Spatburgunder Trocken for $52.99 per bottle (SKU5443) The deep and complex nose of blackberry, forest berry, wet earth, bitter chocolate and smoke leads you into this powerful and highly structured pinot noir. So dark, yet so invigorating, thanks to the super-vibrant and mineral acidity. Then comes the astonishingly long finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.- 97 Points Stuart Pigott
7 bottles(s) of Ziereisen 2020 Rhini Blauer Spatburgunder for $38.99 per bottle (SKU5451) From Jurassic soils with iron-rich loam and aged in barrels for 20 months, the unfiltered 2020 Pinot Noir Rhini opens with a deep, refined, intense and elegant nose of dark fruits, meat, cacao, toast and spices. Its awesome in its freshness and purity that reveals terroir and perfectly ripe cherry and dark berry aromas! Silky and lush on the palate, this is a generous but elegant and refreshingly
3 bottles(s) of Ziereisen 2020 Blauer Spatburgunder Schulen for $28.99 per bottle (SKU5452) This is the most impressive Schulen I have had from this domaine, and I have missed only a very few vintages since the start in the 1990s. 13% stated alcohol. Natural cork stopper (Amorim). Tasted in November 2022.- 93 Points, WA, Stephan Reinhardt
2 bottles(s) of Martin Muellen 2021 Trarbacher Ungsberg Spatburgunder for $39.99 per bottle (SKU5482)
16 bottles(s) of Maison Brisset 2020 Bourgogne Pinot Noir (5167) for $36.99 per bottle (SKU5167) Just the most incredible Bourgogne Rouge from our star producer. Same quality level fruit as in the 1er Crus.
9 bottles(s) of Chavy-Chouet 2021 Bourgogne Rouge La Taupe for $29.99 per bottle (SKU5202) This is brilliant in 2021 and it is so good this will be the third vintage I offer every vintage now as it is full of fruit and character and is something I’ll offer
4 bottles(s) of Vincent Ledy 2019 Haute Cotes de Nuits La Vacherotte for $31.99 per bottle (SKU5230)
10 bottles(s) of JJ Girard 2021 Savingy Les-Beaune 1er Cru Lavieres for $36.99 per bottle (SKU5253) he name Lavieres comes from the word Laves which are the flat rocks found in the soil. Its located less than a mile from the hill of Corton and abuts Aux Fourneaux and Aux Gravains, two terrific 1er Crus. It also abuts Girards great Pernand 1er Cru Aux Vergelesses. One of the finest sites in all of SLB. Always needs age. Stunning nose.
3 bottles(s) of Francois Buffet 2020 Volnay (5270) for $44.99 per bottle (SKU5270) Gorgeous nose. Luscious dark black cherries and darker red cherries. Ethereal and heavenly. So deep and so enveloping. On the palate, you get superb complexity and freshness and the fruit is way redder. Amazing compact quality and so pure and balanced. Complex and so mineral.
5 bottles(s) of Laurent Boussey 2021 Monthelie Les Toisieres for $28.99 per bottle (SKU5314) This is wonderful and I think is the longer ager of the two Monthelies Lieu Dits Laurent makes along with Les Haut Brins.
2 bottles(s) of Laurent Boussey 2021 Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds for $53.99 per bottle (SKU5315) Laurents grandfather planted these vines and they are at least 75+ years old. Stunning in every way.
5 bottles(s) of Francois Buffet 2021 Pommard 1er Cru Le Clos Micot for $65.99 per bottle (SKU5332)
10 bottles(s) of Maison Brisset 2021 Bourgogne Rouge Cuvee Gabrius for $38.99 per bottle (SKU5365) This wine is just awesome. It is on the level of all the top Bourgognes but I like it better because its got qualities that a much more expensive wine has.
4 bottles(s) of Remi Poisot 2021 Pernand Vergelleses 1er Cru En Carradeaux for $55.99 per bottle (SKU5389)
11 bottles(s) of Laurent Boussey 2021 Monthelie 1er Cru Champs Fulliot for $35.99 per bottle (SKU5422) This wine is made from the same vineyard as the Barbaresco. Im not kidding.As most of you know, most dolcetto is a delicious wine to drink young and, classically, with pizza. There are a small number of serious producers that make dolcetto that is delicious but also is serious and has the structure to age. But, because it is dolcetto, it is still cheap. This wine should not cost $19.99.
5 bottles(s) of Laurent Boussey 2021 Volnay AC for $38.99 per bottle (SKU5423) 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.
4 bottles(s) of JJ Girard 2021 Volnay 1er Cru En Chevrets for $57.99 per bottle (SKU5436) A strikingly pretty nose is once again quite cool and airy with more evident spice elements suffusing the mix of both red and blue pinot fruit. The vibrant and beautifully defined middleweight flavors are notably finer if not quite as mineral-driven on the youthfully austere and lingering finale where a touch of asperity slowly emerges. Note that my rating assumes that the asperity will slowly mit
7 bottles(s) of Francois Buffet 2021 Savigny Les Beaune 1er Cru Narbantons for $44.99 per bottle (SKU5508) A slightly earthier nose presents notes of both red and blue pinot fruit along with a violet top note. Here too the medium weight flavors possess a lovely texture if perhaps not quite the same depth on the equally persistent finale that is built to mature over the mid-term. – 89-92 Points, Burghound
4 bottles(s) of Guillhaume Overnoy 2020 Pinot Noir for $41.99 per bottle (SKU5192) This joins the club of benchmark Fass Selection Pinot Noirs in that ethereal style made famous by Enderle & Moll. The Domaine lEcu Ange, which is from Muscadet, is also in this spirit. Its this ethereal heavenly, highly delicate and aromatic style.
12 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
4 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 Enderle & Moll 2021 Spatburgunder Rose for $21.99 per bottle (SKU4715) The best Rose in the world, dollar for dollar
2 bottles(s) of Domaine Berlancourt 2018 Bourgogne Rose (3982) for $29.99 per bottle (SKU3982)
20 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.
1 bottles(s) of Laurent Boussey 2020 Meursault VV for $41.99 per bottle (SKU4720)
13 bottles(s) of Chavy-Chouet 2021 Bourgogne Blanc Les Sausottes (5153) for $31.99 per bottle (SKU5153)
12 bottles(s) of Chavy-Chouet 2021 Bourgogne Blanc Les Femelottes (5154) for $31.99 per bottle (SKU5154)
10 bottles(s) of JanotBos 2020 Bourgogne Blanc Cuvee Philis for $31.99 per bottle (SKU5272)
38 bottles(s) of Maison Brisset 2021 Bourgogne Blanc Cuvee Cassaneas for $38.99 per bottle (SKU5378) Our best selling white burgundy. Find out why.
3 bottles(s) of Michel Rebourgeon 2021 Bourgogne Cote dOr Chardonnay for $25.99 per bottle (SKU5486) So so pure. Lots of grip and structure as well with some floral hints lifting the finish. Insane energy and linearity.
20 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.
1 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
2 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!
1 bottles(s) of Gunther Steinmetz 2014 Gunther Steinmetz Brauneberger Juffer Rielsing HL for $28.99 per bottle (SKU4268) This is a GG style wine (it is now bottled under Stefans GG line and called GB) and is $27.99 on a case. That’s bananas. No where else besides Germany will you find deals like this. The HL stands for “Hausen Laufer.”
5 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.
6 bottles(s) of Kuhling-Gillot 2020 Hipping Grosses Gewachs for $55.99 per bottle (SKU4379) I love the enveloping stone-fruit and yellow-grapefruit aromas of this youthful GG, which are accompanied by a hint of smoky funk (reduction), resulting from the long sur-lie maturation. At once very juicy and every bit as elegant, this concentrated beauty is waving at you to join it. Such a long, silky finish that feels so airy. From organically grown grapes. – 95 Piggot
1 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,
1 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%.
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 Virgo Gaia Scheu Aber Wild for $35.99 per bottle (SKU4608) This is made in a natural style with 10 day skin contact and low sulfur used throughout. Its so rare I havent tasted it yet but it takes the best of Steinmetz and Weltner and merges into one profound bottle of Scheurebe. This is likely quite distinctive.
1 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.
1 bottles(s) of Weingut Weltner 2021 Kuchenmeister Hoheleite GG Sylvaner for $48.99 per bottle (SKU4774) You cant believe how good the Sylvaner Hoheleite is that it does this floaty thing on your palate for like maybe 2-3 seconds as your tasting it and thats like the batters knee buckling.
3 bottles(s) of Enderle & Moll 2021 Weissburgunder for $23.99 per bottle (SKU4868)
9 bottles(s) of Enderle & Moll 2021 Muller Thurgau Pur for $20.99 per bottle (SKU4929) This is from low yielding Müller-Thurgau vines and is unfiltered and the minimum amount of sulfur is added to make the wine stable.The maceration is very long and the subsequent skin contact gives this Müller Thurgau its own touch.
5 bottles(s) of Laible 2021 Scheurebe Trocken for $24.99 per bottle (SKU4949) This is one of the more mineral and acid-driven Scheurebes Ive ever had. This will age 10 years easy. Truly exciting wine
3 bottles(s) of Sven Klundt 2020 Weissburgunder Wacholderberg for $21.99 per bottle (SKU4965)
6 bottles(s) of Nikolaihof 2016 Riesling Steiner Hund for $46.99 per bottle (SKU4984) With cacao and crushed stone as well as concentrated peach aromas, the 2016 Ried Steiner Hund Riesling is subtle, refined and complex on the finely spicy yet deep, complex and elegant nose. Bottled in April this year, this is a full-bodied, dense, juicy, well-concentrated and crystalline-mineral Riesling with lots of power and sustainable grip and concentration. Another long-distance runner yet mo
11 bottles(s) of Van Volxem 2021 Gottesfuss GG for $47.99 per bottle (SKU5034) This is quite closed on the nose, but the ripeness and concentration on the palate are impressive. Real power for the challenging 2021 vintage. Very intense and polished finish that extends way out there. Excellent aging potential. Drinkable now, but best from 2024. 94 Points, Stuart Piggott
3 bottles(s) of Kuhling-Gillot 2021 Olberg Grosses Gewachs for $49.99 per bottle (SKU5047) Deep and mysterious, but also quite closed and smoky (from long sur-lie maturation), this has impressive concentration of grapefruit-zest and dried-tarragon character. Long, expressive finish with great drive. A little patience will reveal this excellent GGs treasures. – 95 Points, Stuart Piggott
5 bottles(s) of Ziereisen 2020 Lugle Weissburgunder for $22.99 per bottle (SKU5076)
8 bottles(s) of Ziereisen 2020 Viviser Gutedel for $19.99 per bottle (SKU5077) I taste it usually every year at Ziereisen and never had room for it but since allocations are so strict in 2020 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%.
11 bottles(s) of Wegeler 2020 Geheimrat J Spatlese Trocken for $33.99 per bottle (SKU5137) The 2020 opens with a clear, refined and elegant, deep, dense and lovely complex bouquet of bright fruits with notes of crushed stones and herbs (mint). Intense and seriously structured, this is a full-bodied, complex and sustainably saline dry Riesling with ripe, elegant fruit and remarkable finesse. The finish is very long, intense and persistently salty. A spectacular dry Rheingau classic or th
2 bottles(s) of Jurgen Von der Mark 2020 Diesbkinzig Weisser Satz for $23.99 per bottle (SKU5197)
3 bottles(s) of Weingut Weltner 2021 Rodelsee Kuchenmeister Sylvaner Trocken for $26.99 per bottle (SKU5204) 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 K.H. Schneider 2021 Marbach Riesling Spatlese (5211) for $21.99 per bottle (SKU5211) With its Amalfi lemon freshness and excellent structure, this is a remarkably elegant and finely balanced riesling Spätlese. The interplay of mandarin orange fruit and wet stone acidity on the medium-bodied palate is so spot on you barely notice the unfermented grape sweetness way in the background. Very long, refined finish. Drink or hold. – 95 Points, Stuart Piggot (2021)
1 bottles(s) of Martin Muellen 2021 Trarbacher Huhnerberg Riesling Spatlese Trocken* for $44.99 per bottle (SKU5227) The 2021er Trarbacher Hühnerberg Riesling Spätlese Trocken * was made from grapes harvested in the Jungfeld sector of the vineyard. It has an admirably impressive, smoky, and still very primary nose of minty herbs, white peach, greengage, wet slate, and spices. The wine offers great purity and a nice sense of focus on the very dynamic and intense palate. The finish is full of spices, with minty ta
6 bottles(s) of Martin Muellen 2020 Trarbacher Huhnerberg Riesling Spatlese Trocken* for $44.99 per bottle (SKU5228) A masterpiece of Mosel filigree! The very enticing nose of fresh pineapple with notes of jasmine and orchids pulls you into this medium-bodied and finely etched Mosel dry riesling. The power and concentration are underplayed, the wine tiptoeing its way silently off into the distance like a fairy tale figure. Breathtakingly fresh wet stone finish. Drink or hold. – 96 Points, Stuart Pigott
6 bottles(s) of Markus Molitor 2021 Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese ** Gold Cap for $55.99 per bottle (SKU5293)
4 bottles(s) of Gunther Steinmetz 2021 Dhroner Hofberger Reserve for $41.99 per bottle (SKU5351) Here is all the sensuality of a perfectly ripe peach. Great concentration, plus an elegance, silkiness and purity that were anything but normal in this vintage. Lie back and enjoy! What finesse! Matured in a single new Stockinger cask so very limited production. Drink or hold. – 97 points, Stuart Pigott
7 bottles(s) of Martin Muellen 2021 Riesling Revival Trocken for $19.99 per bottle (SKU5359) 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. The wine is exceptional and a window into the M
7 bottles(s) of K.H. Schneider 2021 Domberg Spatlese for $22.99 per bottle (SKU5400) A very elegant riesling Spätlese that marries creaminess with vitality on the medium-bodied palate. Not nearly as sweet as the majority of wines in this category thanks to the vibrant acidity and the citrusy freshness that drives the long, sleek and refined finish. Drink or hold. – 94 Points, Stuart Pigott
5 bottles(s) of Fuerst 2021 Riesling Centgrafenberg GG for $77.99 per bottle (SKU5409) Enormously effusive aromas of spring meadow, spring blossom and white currant leap out of the glass at you. So sleek it’s only at the lower end of medium-bodied, but it’s also so vibrant and hyper-precise. I love the crystalline purity at the long diamond-bright finish. Drink or hold.- 95 Points, Piggot
6 bottles(s) of Fuerst 2021 Riesling Pur Mineral for $23.99 per bottle (SKU5410) This dry white is so pristine, it’s like a lightning strike! Just 11.5% alcohol, but a degree of polish and finesse that you very rarely find at this level! Plenty of wild-berry and herb aromas, then lime-zest freshness that makes this dangerously refreshing. Very long, stony finish. Drink now. – 93 points, Piggot (2020)
17 bottles(s) of Juwel 2021 Fruhmesse Riesling Trocken for $33.99 per bottle (SKU5429) This has incredible texture and finishes with beautiful, elevated but in balance acidity that takes this to the next level. Wow. Electrifying. Really beautiful purity and so chiseled. Clean like spring water.
12 bottles(s) of Laible 2021 Riesling Achat ST for $34.99 per bottle (SKU5432)
1 bottles(s) of Ziereisen 2020 Jaspis GrauBurgunder Wurmlin Alte Reben for $63.99 per bottle (SKU5440) From 50+-year-old vines, the dark golden-orange 2020 Jaspis Grauer Burgunder Würmelin shows a deep, clear, refined, very elegant and balanced nose of ripe fruits and finely milled chalk. Rich and round yet also dry, fresh and saline on the palate, this is a full-bodied, powerful yet pure and refreshing mineral Pinot Gris with lingering salinity and fine, chalky tannins. The finish is clear and fre
5 bottles(s) of Dr. Wehrheim 2021 Riesling Kastanienbusch GG for $59.99 per bottle (SKU5472)
4 bottles(s) of Dr Wehrheim 2017 Weissburgunder Mandelberg GG for $58.99 per bottle (SKU5483) Compared to many high-end German pinot blancs of the 2017 vintage, this is cool, fresh and delicate with lots of fresh-nut character. Very graceful and elegant palate and a seriously long and fine finish. Drink or hold. – 95 Points Pigott
2 bottles(s) of Markus Molitor 2021 Zelitnger Schlossberg Riesling Auslese*** Gold Cap for $89.99 per bottle (SKU5530)
14 bottles(s) of Domaine des Rutissons 2020 M. Leblanc for $26.90 per bottle (SKU3998) A wonderful quirky white blend from Rutissons!
4 bottles(s) of Gilles Berlioz 2020 Chignin Bergeron Les Christine (4600) for $96.99 per bottle (SKU4600) This is the best wine Ive tasted from Gilles. Easy. It is pricey for a Savoie wine (and through 3 tier it would cost $165+) but think of this not as a Savoie wine but one of the worlds great white wines, comparable to a great white Burgundy or a top Northern Rhone white.
2 bottles(s) of Domaine des Rutissons 2021 Verdesse IGP for $29.99 per bottle (SKU4704) 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
2 bottles(s) of Gilles Berlioz 2022 Chignin Bergeron Les Christine for $97.99 per bottle (SKU5179) It is 100% Roussanne that is aged in a fiberglass egg, except this egg is more horizontal than vertical. Ive never seen an egg like it and as a result of the shape it makes the wine different than the other more vertical eggs.This is the best wine Ive tasted from Gilles. Easy.
2 bottles(s) of Gilles Berlioz 2022 Chignin Le Jaja Jacquere for $47.99 per bottle (SKU5180) This is one of two of Gilles favorite wines he produced in 2022. It is a smoking great Ja Ja. Everyone on the list needs to buy this wine.
2 bottles(s) of Gilles Berlioz 2022 Chignin Bergeron Les Filles for $57.99 per bottle (SKU5181) Fruit, dry extract, terrific acidity, well-defined structure and incredible soil imprint are just some of what this wine has to offer. The 2022 Les Filles is a SUPERSTAR. I mean a superstar. How do I go about describing this wine? Ill try. Insane. I never mention color but this is deep and golden. Striking.
1 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).
9 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.
25 bottles(s) of Vini Chiussima 2021 Erbaluce Pajarin for $23.99 per bottle (SKU5245) This 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.
3 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
4 bottles(s) of Maison Alexandrins 2021 Hermitage Blanc for $67.99 per bottle (SKU5067) 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 Cave Sebastien Blachon 2021 St. Joseph Blanc Isaline for $44.99 per bottle (SKU5159)
12 bottles(s) of Domaine du Tunnel 2021 St. Peray Cuvee Roussanne (5376) for $49.99 per bottle (SKU5376) It is incredibly rare to have a pure Roussanne in the Northern Rhone. And to have that wine made by the brilliant Stephane Robert, at the height of his powers, is indeed a treat. Even though St. Peray is south of Hermitage it has a more northerly quality than Hermitage. Hermitage Blanc is fatter and more decadent. St. Peray is always awash in minerals and may be the most mineral of the White Rhone
1 bottles(s) of Bernard Gripa 2021 St. Joseph Blanc for $39.99 per bottle (SKU5464) Readers looking for a classic, impeccably made white wont go wrong with the 2020 Saint Joseph Blanc. Revealing a light gold hue as well as textbook notes of quince, honeyed orange, white flowers, and a touch of minerality, its medium-bodied, has a layered, elegant mouthfeel, and a great finish. Its textbook stuff. – 92 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (2020)
4 bottles(s) of Julien Barge 2021 St. Joseph Blanc for $43.99 per bottle (SKU5621) This This when gets better and better every vintage and out of all the St. Joseph Blancs we work with this drinks the best young and also ages without a problem.
1 bottles(s) of Weingut Riehen 2018 Le Grand Chardonnay for $85.99 per bottle (SKU4799) This is just a brilliant wine that is firing in all cylinders once you open it. Its really unlike any Chardonnay Ive ever had and has that brilliant …. Ziereisen-ness for lack of a better word. Just perfect balance, elegance.
2 bottles(s) of Weingut Riehen 2019 Le Grand Chardonnay for $85.99 per bottle (SKU5263) If you drink Grand Cru Burgundy, please reach out to me for case pricing – it’s that good. And 2020 will be a short vintage for this wine.
4 bottles(s) of Weingut Riehen 2019 LE PETIT Blanc for $39.99 per bottle (SKU5341) First, this wine is NOT tropical like most sauvignon blanc. There is a particular technique in the winemaking that reduces the tropical flavors and results in this precise, citrus and mineral character.
7 bottles(s) of Le Petit Chateau 2021 Chardonnay Les Cutres for $44.99 per bottle (SKU5414) I am simply in love with this wine and I am absolutely banging the drum on it.. It’s an absolute throwback to the glory days of pre global warming Burgundy. Man – this is so well made.
6 bottles(s) of La Chablisienne 2019 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains (4995) for $33.99 per bottle (SKU4995) Like the Vaillons, there is an interesting whiff of white pepper to the floral, white orchard fruit and a range of classic Chablis characters. Once again there is a lovely texture to the bigger and more concentrated medium-bodied flavors that exhibit a subtle minerality on the bitter lemon-inflected finale. This well-made effort is lovely and worth checking out. 90-93 Burghound
18 bottles(s) of Domaine dAir 2015 Chablis for $34.99 per bottle (SKU5385) Nose is so clean and fresh. Some minerals. Green apple. Delicious fruit and minerality on the paalte. Has the acidity to age for another decade. Very, very good basic Chablis.
5 bottles(s) of Sebastien Dampt 2022 Chablis for $23.99 per bottle (SKU5416) Deep, mineral, seahsells and terrific acidoty with uncommon depht make this an insane value play.
11 bottles(s) of Sebastien Dampt 2022 Petit Chablis for $21.99 per bottle (SKU5417) The pefect apertif Chablis. So lean, mineral, ephemeral and chisled.
2 bottles(s) of Guillhaume Overnoy 2015 Vin Jaune for $109.99 per bottle (SKU5142) Sick nose, grilled nuts, varnish, super intense but very pretty, floral, salty, caramel, gorgeous, smoke, bacon, mineral and chlorine, just a stunning nose. Smokey and intense, bbq, incredible, huge concentration, wow.
6 bottles(s) of Frederic Lambert 2021 Chardonnay for $26.99 per bottle (SKU5345) This wine is excellent and one of the better Chardonnay values Ive ever sold at Fass Selections. Just stunning quality. This is aged on the lees for 12 months and mimics great Puligny village wines.
6 bottles(s) of Janisson & Fils NV Brut NV for $51.99 per bottle (SKU5384) A spectacular new find. 20% older vintages and you can really taste the added complexity. Terrific lemon fruit, mineral, yeasty. A great value at this price.