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  1. Michel Juillot Mercurey 2016

    Michel Juillot Mercurey 2016

    The Côte Chalonnaise is one of Burgundies best kept secrets for value. Michel is a fourth generation vigneron who’s great-grandfather helped to develop the boundaries for Mercurey, so he kind of knows his way around the region. The “Le Meix Juillot” is 100% de-stemmed and spends 18 months in 50% new oak. There is a rich, warm, umami flavor with baked plum and black cherry. More scents and flavors of savory fruit, light caraway, and mushroom with a dry finsh. Learn More
  2. Chateau Lamartine Malbec Cahors 2015

    Chateau Lamartine Malbec Cahors 2015

    The main grape is Côt, at 90% of the blend, with 10% Merlot to soften the finish. Côt is the local name for Malbec and this may not be the Malbec most Americans are accustomed to. This has the depth and earthyness of Bordeaux in many ways. There is a lot of black fruits, such as blackberry, black cherry, black plum and a hint of underground celler. What separates this wine from others is the impeccable structure of the fruit, earth, and tannin. Learn More
  3. Pichierri Primitivo di Manduria

    Pichierri Primitivo di Manduria

    Here is a primitivo coming from a fourth generation wine-making family that perfectly represents the Puglia region. The vineyards are located in Sava on the Salento peninsula, which most people know as “the heel”. This is Italy’s Crljenak Kaštelanski/ Zinfandel, if you will, and it really shows the characteristics of the red soil. Aromas and flavors of fig, leather, roasted plum, cherry, and baking spice. Medium body with soft tannins and a long finish. Learn More
  4. La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rouge 2013

    La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rouge 2013

    The “Cuvée Fontanéou” is a blend of 90% Mouvèdre and 10% Grenache from a 60 year old, 1.75 ha vineyard. The grapes are entirely destemmed to tame the tell-tale pepperiness of the Mouvèdre grape. This is a hardy, yet polished wine with tar, plum, blackberry, licorice, and herbs. The palate follows with similar flavors of earthy garrigue, cassis and a slight bit of chewyness. Learn More
  5. Michel Gros Hautes Cotes du Nuits 2015

    Michel Gros Hautes Cotes du Nuits 2015

    In 1810 the Gros family set up in Vosne-Romanée and the whole family continues to tend the land and make the wine. This Burgundy, though not from a single vineyard, speaks terroir fluently. To smell and taste this is to be transported to the middle of the vineyards. Aromas of mushrooms, meat, soil, dark cherries, thyme, Santa Rosa plums and a light reductive quality. The palate is elegant and the finish has intense minerality complimented by oak. Learn More
  6. Anthill Farms Comptche Ridge Pinot Noir Mendocino County 2016

    Anthill Farms Comptche Ridge Pinot Noir Mendocino County 2016

    Anthill Farms are one of our favorite new Pinot producers, making an exciting range of single-vineyard wines from Sonoma and Mendocino. Comptche Ridge is just inland on the cool northern Mendocino coast, planted primarily to the Swan clone. This is a compelling expression of California Pinot, intense, complex, deep, and perfumed with aromas of wild berries, roses, herbs, and spices, with great acidity and smooth tannins. Scintillating. Learn More
  7. Guthrie Family "Galaxy" Carbonic Carignan 2018

    Guthrie Family "Galaxy" Carbonic Carignan 2018

    Notes from the winemaker: Put on your high tops, grab your Walkman and chill this bottle of Galaxy. This wine is made in a true carbonic style. Individual enzymatic fermentation of every single berry on the cluster. After three weeks of being sealed up in the egg we then pressed to old French barrels. Once the wine was pressed it went through traditional fermentation of the sugars via naturel yeast. Learn More
  8. Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa 2015

    Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa 2015

    I don’t think we need to take many words to introduce this wine. This is Insignia. The vintage is made up of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petite Verdot and 2 % Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec. The fruit on this is exceptional with hints of blackberry pie filling, oak notes, and black pepper. A very fruit driven wine, but the herbs, cassis, eucalyptus and cedar-box notes provide a pleasant contrast. A Napa Legend. Learn More
  9. Quintessa Red Wine Napa 2016

    Quintessa Red Wine Napa 2016

    This is as classic of a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon as one will find. Blackberry, plum, dusty tannins from oak aging and some herbs. Further flavors of leather, earth, and a long balanced finish. The fruit is ripe, but it is almost coy as some of the earthy vineyard notes take center-stage. The 2016 vintage was stellar and this has been getting great reviews from some of the major wine publications. Truly a classic expression of everything Napa has to offer. Learn More
  10. Promontory Red Wine Napa Valley 2013 Magnum OWC

    Promontory Red Wine Napa Valley 2013 Magnum OWC

    $1,800.00 (NET)
    "The best wine so far (although I suspect the 2015 may ultimately enter the picture as well) is the nearly perfect 2013 Promontory Estate. It is simply richer and fuller, with greater integration of tannin, and tastes spectacular. With an opaque, dense purple color and notes of graphite, wet rocks, blackberry and blueberry fruit, some charcoal, and again, loads of spice and loamy soil nuances, the wine has great intensity, a full-bodied texture, and finely grained, sweet tannin. This is a stunner and again, accessible, but its best days are probably a good decade away, as this could very well turn out to be a 40- to 50-year wine. This 80-acre estate with 35 acres of vineyards high in the Mayacamas Mountains south of the Harlan Estate is another Cabernet Sauvignon project from Bill Harlan. It is hard to think of anything in Napa Valley as unexplored, pure wilderness, but Promontory Estate qualifies. Drink through 2066."(RP) (10/2016) Learn More