Tuesday, May 21, 2019

part 2:96/100 TEETER TOTTER CAB going to a different distributor, so we "stole" the last 9 cases from the old distributor, how many cases would you like?

Crazy deal $49.95/BTL., NORMALLY WE SELL IT FOR $54.95-A very good price already- AVERAGE PRICE $70 one time offer SAME GREAT WINE/VINTAGE/RATING...9 cases available from the old importer and they ARE RIGHT HERE IN STOCK!
 
Oliver

 
 ORIGINAL OFFER BELOW:
 
 
 
 
2016 TEETER TOTTER  NAPA CAB,  AVERAGE PRICE $70....OUR NORMAL PRICE $54.95/BTL.  95/100 and 96/100
 
 

This IS ONE SUPERSTAR NAPA CAB made by a SUPERSTAR WINEMAKER BENOIT TOUQUETTE WHO PUT SCREAMING EAGLE ON THE MAP you do NOT want to miss out on BEFORE IT GETS DISCOVERED and EXPENSIVE! We are BEYOND impressed with this new SHINING STAR...15 cases available in SA...4 CASES AND 6 LOOSE BOTTLES NOT SPOKEN FOR AT THIS POINT...

Unquestionably a rising superstar in California, Frenchman Benoit Touquette makes a bevy of wines from throughout Napa Valley, all of which show impeccable winemaking and balanced-hence the funny label-see PIC attached- layered profiles.

HINT, HINT: IF YOU LIKE FAUST CAB and QUINTESSA CAB MERITAGE, you WILL LOVE TEETER-TOTTER CAB!

Born in Lyon France and gaining his education from the University of Bordeaux, Benoit worked at numerous French wineries before getting a job (with the help of his friend and mentor Michel Rolland) in Napa Valley with Andy Erickson. He consulted for the likes of Screaming Eagle, Ovid and Arietta.

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD Average: $70    

PLEASE LOCK IN  AS MANY CASES as you need/want, same price $54.95/btl....BELIEVE ME, AFTER 35 YEARS OF DOING THIS  "GIG" HERE IN SAN ANTONIO I WILL BET YOU ANY MONEY THIS BEAUTIFUL-SOMEWHAT NOT YET DISCOVERED NAPA GEM WILL GO UP IN PRICE VERY RAPIDLY VERY SOON!                                                                                                             

 

Winemaker Notes

This wine is powerful and well-balanced boasting with fresh aromatics. Pops of blackberry, raspberry, and vanilla grab you first followed by subtler notes of thyme, violet and lavender. The smaller percentages of Bordeaux varietals create a juicy palate filled with impeccably balanced tannins. The well-structures fruit laden finish keep you coming back for more.
 
  • RATING
    95
  • TASTING DATE
    1/31/2019
  • MATURITY
    2019 - 2029
  • REVIEWED BY
    Jeb Dunnuck
  •  
REVIEW

Readers looking for value in Napa Valley should snatch up the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon as it will easily compete with wine that costs 3-4 times its going rate. Made from mostly Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from throughout the valley, this beauty boasts a saturated purple color as well as a classic bouquet of crème de cassis, licorice, toasted spices, and tobacco. Deep, full-bodied, and powerful, it still has the class and purity of the 2016 vintage front and center. It's a no-brainer to enjoy over the coming decade.

 

 

 
 
 
 

 
Napa Cab Smart Buy

Benoit Touquette might be the #1 undiscovered talent in Napa. He was Andy Erickson's right hand man, at Screaming Eagle producing many 98-100 point wines! Benoit is also the protg of the world's top consulting winemaker Michel Rolland. All three were at the helm of Ovid producing their wines for some years.  I'd say that a new star is born!

Tasting Notes: The 2016  "Teeter Totter" Cabernet Sauvignon blend with its opaque ruby/purple color exhibits tons of fruit on the nose: creme de cassis, blackcurrants and blackberries intermixed with notes of baking spices, lavender, graphite and licorice. It is big, bold and full bodied, round and juicy loaded with black stone fruit, a touch of cigar spice and a hint of figs on the long, silky finish. This is a wine that could be drunk now or over the next decade. Limited production

Winemaker Notes

The 2016 vintage is powerful and well-balanced boasting with fresh aromatics. Pops of blackberry, raspberry, and vanilla grab you first followed by subtler notes of thyme, violet and lavender. The smaller percentages of Bordeaux varietals create a juicy palate filled with impeccably balanced tannins. The well-structures fruit laden finish keep you coming back for more.
 
 
Benoit Touquette :

I grew up in Lyon thinking I would become a fighter pilot or an engineer. I never considered wine until I was in Bordeaux working mobile bottling lines to pay for graduate school. The infectious passion of the winemakers I met, showing up day after day with the same fire in their eyes, blew me away. I switched my focus to oenology and completed two degrees, then left France to intern with Andy Erickson and explore uncharted possibilities in Napa Valley. I worked hard, learned from everyone, and pushed myself to deliver the kind of winemaking I believe in. I've never missed a picking day, and I'll spend as much time as it takes to get the wines right.



OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL
MONICA RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO, INC.
210-828-2222
oliver@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
Celebrating 35 years in business in San Antonio
 

Thursday, May 2, 2019

4 CASES-LAST OF THE GREAT 2016-BOUCHARD BOURGOGNE ROUGE-declassified BEAUNE-to be stolen....

 
-Bouchard PINOT Noir Bourgogne Rouge Reserve 
4 cs in stock THEN THE GREAT 2016 IS ALL GONE...
2016
$24.95/btl...a steal!ALL THE BOUCHARD EXPERTISE/PEDIGREE UNDER $25! BASICALLY A "DECLASSIFIED BEAUNE"! You ARE DRINKING THE REAL DEAL for very
  LITTLE MONEY! DEFINITELY THE WAY TO GO!
2016 was an excellent vintage for red Burgundies and Bouchard's Bourgogne rouge is a perfect example of a rising tide lifting all wines. Ripe and pretty, with a mildly earthy, red berried, fruity nose that leads to nicely concentrated flavors that are supported by moderately firm tannins and solid persistence on the attractively complex finish. Very fine quality at this level of Bourgogne.
 

OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO, INC.
210-828-2222
oliver@gwineco.com
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Celebrating 35 years in business in San Antonio

Monday, April 22, 2019

Happy EASTER MONDAY!Just rerated 99+/100..LAST 3X6 PACKS+4 loose bottles/one of of the best Chateauneuf Du Pape Ch BEAUCASTEL ever,LASTof IT AND STILL on 1st tranche/pre-sale pricing...

In 1549, "Noble Pierre de Beaucastel" bought "a barn with its land holdings, containing 25 saumées (Ancient French Rhone dialect for 110 litre barrells) at Coudoulet". More than four centuries later, this remarkable domaine, known today as Château de Beaucastel, is producing what most people acknowledge to be the finest wines of Châteauneuf-Du-Pape.

In 1903, a young chemical engineer and mathematics professor named Pierre Perrin, together with his father-in-law, began to restore the domaine following the ravages of phylloxera. His son, Jacques Perrin, took over the domaine in 1953 and introduced many innovations such as improved grape varietals, integrated pest control, and a flash-heat exchanger.

Today, the third and fourth generations of Perrins, François and Jean-Pierre and Jean-Pierre's sons Pierre, Marc and Thomas, continue in the tradition of their father and grandfather. The vineyards of Beaucastel are treated as a garden: no chemical fertilizer, no chemical week killers or sprays are permitted. Organic fertilizer comes from compost and only a minimum of traditional sulphur-copper spray is used in the vineyards.

The vineyards are planted in all the traditional grapes of Châteauneuf-du-Pape: Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cinsault, Vaccarese, Counoise, Terret Noir, Muscardin, Clairette, Picpoul, Picardin, Bourboulenc, Roussanne.

 The new rating from 99/100 to 99+/100 pretty much guarantees the wine will get a perfect 100 point down the road as it ages a little, that IS what the + often means...keep in mind this is normally a $90- $100 wine AND IS SOLD OUT UNTIL THE 2017 IS RELEASED NEXT FALL ...
 
I have brought in this FABULOUS ICON since 1984 and in 35 years it is as stellar and consistent as it gets, a SURE BET in the world of SUPER HIGH END CDPs... 
 
 
!See pics and INCREDIBLE REVIEWS/RATINGS/ACCOLADES  
THREE 6 PACKS LEFT NOW + 4 LOOSE BOTTLES AT THE 1ST TRANCHE PRICING. REMEMBER THIS ICONIC CLASSIC 2016 KING OF THE RHONE IS SOLD OUT UNTIL THE 2017 IS RELEASED IN NOVEMBER....DON'T MISS OUT, 3X6 PACKS AND 4 LOOSE BOTTLES LEFT NOW AND THAT WILL BE IT FOR THE YEAR!
 
Make SURE to reserve a 6 pack or two of the ICONIC 2016 CDP CHATEAU DE BEAUCASTEL on the futures/1st tranche  (WHICH IRONICALLY MEANS 1ST SLICE IN FRENCH)special pricing, 99+/100////
 
YES 99+/100 and on the 1st tranche=PRE SALE price you can pick up that $100 puppy for $78.95!!! In the TOP 100 WINE SPECTATOR'S BEST WINES OF THE YEAR sooooo MANY TIMES, AN IMMORTAL CLASSIC!
 
 
SERIOUS BIG SUPER RICH JUICY RED FOR A BIG SUPER RICH JUICY and MEATY MEAL, SEE BEEF RIB ROAST ATTACHMENT!
 
 20x6 packs-wood-at the 1st tranche pricing came AND SOLD OUT IMMEDIATELY , WE WERE ABLE TO FIND 10 MORE CRATES AND NOW: 5x6 packs + 4 loose bottles LEFT NOW, 99+/100 CH DE BEAUCASTEL CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE, KING OF CDPs, $78.95! That IS "CHEAP" FOR A 99+/100 RATED KING OF CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE FROM the ICONIC PERRIN FAMILY!!! 
 
SO BASICALLY FOR $473 + TAX YOU CAN OWN A WOOD CRATE OF A 99+/100 BEST OF THE BEST CDPs OUT THERE!
 
PS: Please read the stellar reviews-see PDF and RATINGS BELOW-
 
Comes in pretty 6 packs-wood-PERFECT FOR FANCY GIFTS TOO! GORGEOUS CDP BOTTLES WITH THE ST PETER'S EMBLEMS ENGRAVED ON THE BOTTLE-see attachment and pic-Drink now and for 20+ more years-
 
JAMES SUCKLING- 99+ points 
"A stunning Beaucastel, a classic!... "
 
ROBERT PARKER- 97 points
"I was blown away how well 2016 Beaucastel was showing.."
 
WS Wine Spectator - 97 points
"A stunner from the get-go, with waves of thoroughly seductive boysenberry, plum, blueberry and raspberry reduction forming the core, while roasted apple wood, rooibos tea, bergamot, and anise notes flash throughout. Has plenty of bass, with a Turkish coffee accent and a hint of alder driving underneath. Everything moves in lockstep through the seriously long finish. Best from 2020 through 2045."
 
 
 

Winemaker Notes

The 2016 vintage in the Southern Rhone valley is exceptional, both in terms of quality and quantity, thanks to idyllic weather conditions that protected the region from climatic accidents throughout the whole year.

This is a young wine of rare quality! Deep ruby in appearance the nose is very fresh, with notes of chocolate. The mouth is round and reveals ripe fruit, soft tannins and good length. Gorgeous acidity and balance.

 
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR BUSINESS
 
 
OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL///   GRAPE WINE CO, INC.
 
MONICA RESSEL
 
Celebrating 35 years in business in San Antonio

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Wapisa Malbec 2016/95/100 and TOP 20 WINES UNDER 30...Amazing value/label/story and most importantly...TASTE


Wapisa Malbec-Patagonia - 2016-$23.95/btl...ONLY 10 CASES AVAILABLE...BEYOND AMAZING! THIS REFINED GIANT IS AS BLACK AS INK IN THE GLASS,

 A TRUE DELIGHT! Then again, we are talking about Argentina here...so great with BEEF, BEEF and BEEF!!! See pic...great with game too-

95 points & Top 20 Wine Under $30, James Suckling ('16):
"This is a focused and savory malbec with dark plum and blackberry character on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, layered, rich and flavorful. Lots of chocolate and spices. Long finish. A new wine from this region from the owners of Tapiz."

 4+ Stars & Great Value, Restaurant Wine ('16).


Winemaker Notes

Bright red color with intense violet tints. Aromas of red fruits such as black cherries and mineral touches stand out. Spicy and vanilla aromas are provided by the oak. On the palate it presents mature tannins and a balanced acidity. Wine with excellent structure and finish.

Critical Acclaim

JS95
James Suckling
This is a focused and savory malbec with dark plum and blackberry character on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, layered, rich and flavorful. Lots of chocolate and spices. Long finish. A new wine from this region from the owners of Tapiz. Drink now-2022. 95/100.
 
DON'T LET THIS RARE "BIRD"...OR SHOULD I SAY RARE "WHALE"? GET AWAY!!!



"Wapisa" is the indigenous Patagonian word for "whale." Not only do whales frequent the nearby coast of our vineyards, but a local legend talks of a wapisa that actually lived on land. Our wines, like the wapisa, are an expression not just of their soils but of the nearby ocean as well. From the Ortiz family.
Located in San Javier, Rio Negro, Patagonia, Argentina, Wapisa is just 25 miles from the Atlantic ocean. Wapisa is the only winery that exists in this unique coastal terroir. Our vineyard "Finca Los Acantilados" is an estate that stands out for its lime clay soils, good acidity and little organic matter. This is complemented by outstanding thermal amplitude as maritime breezes push in for the night, leading to balanced and fruity wines with a delicate varietal expression.





OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL
MONICA RESSEL

GRAPE WINE CO, INC.
210-828-2222
oliver@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
Celebrating 35 years in business in San Antonio




 



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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Arriving Today:4cs DUNN HOWELL MTN CAB 2014-ONLY ones in SA-96+/100/Also only 2X 6 packs 2015 CONTINUUM,100/100 -LOOSE BTLS AVAIL.see e mail-now you are on the inside track. No mass offer will be sent...

 
THE FOLLOWING CALIFORNIA GIANT ICONS HAVE ARRIVED!
 
wine #1) the ONE and ONLY  DUNN HOWELL MTN CAB 2014, DOUBLE 96+/100, $149/BTL...2 CS + 4 LOOSE BOTTLES NOT SPOKEN FOR-SEE ATTACHMENT-
 

Critical Acclaim

V 96+
Vinous
Dark ruby. Captivating violet lift to the aromas and flavors of cassis, kirsch, licorice and mocha. Plush and fine-grained; extremely deep in the middle palate but this extremely rich wine impresses as much for its finesse as for its sheer density and power. Finishes with wonderfully harmonious tannins and great slow-mounting length. Owing to its sheer density and baby fat, the wine is edge-free from the start, but it's likely to evolve at a snail's pace and last for decades. (13.9% alcohol)
Rating: 96+
 
D 96+
Decanter
Notes of black cherry, cassis, graphite, incense, spice and rich soil preface an authoritative, intense wine with a lovely chassis of fine but firm tannins, underpinned by vibrant acidity: quintessential Dunn Howell Mountain. Under Mike Dunn's thoughtful stewardship, the family's wines have become more refined; largely thanks to more carefully chosen barrels. But while this wine may be less forbidding in its youth than the vintages of the 1990s, let it sleep for a decade to reveal its potential complexity.
 
RP 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain has an incredibly evocative nose of crème de cassis, plum preserves and fresh wild blueberries with touches of chocolate mints, tilled soil, yeast extract, chargrill and scorched earth. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with fresh, crunchy black fruit, framed by firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long with bags of energy.
 
 
wine #2), ALSO , on TODAY'S container the 2015 CONTINUUM- Sage Mountain Vineyard-Napa SUPER PREMIUM cab meritage is here ,  beautiful 6 pack wood, 100/100 by SUCKLING, $245/BTL. 2X6 packs and 3 LOOSE bottles available- (highest rated Continuum ever...well, 2014 got 99+/100 so that was pretty close )
 (3 bottles DID MYSTERIOUSLY disappeared today...ha! ha!). 
 

Winemaker Notes

The dark, rich core of the 2015 Continuum has aromas of cacao, black currant, cardamom and savory wild herb. On the palate it is layered and supple, revealing black cherry and roast espresso notes intertwined with mountain minerals and a hint of tangy orange spice. The wine is lush with ripe chocolaty tannins that lead to a long, expressive finish. 2015, though small in volume, is a mighty vintage for Continuum; one to savor today or age and appreciate for decades to come.
Blend: 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 17% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot

Critical Acclaim

JS 100
James Suckling
This is sensational with blackberries, blueberries and mineral. Extremely floral, too. Full-bodied but so seamless and refined with polished tannins that just melts into the wine. Goes on for minutes. A subtle and glorious wine that will be a new classic for Napa Valley. An emotional red that touches your soul. Energy. 46% cabernet sauvignon, 31% cabernet franc, 17% petit verdot, and 6% merlot. Very approachable now but better in 2022.
 
 
 
 
Have a great week!
 
OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL
MONICA RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO, INC.
210-828-2222
oliver@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
Celebrating 35 years in business in San Antonio

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

LAST 2X6 PACKS+loose bottles/one of of the best Chateauneuf Du Pape Ch BEAUCASTEL EVER, 99/100, and on 1st tranche/pre-sale pricing...

Enjoy this gorgeous weekend.
 
TWO 6 PACKS LEFT NOW +3 LOOSE BOTTLES AT THE 1ST TRANCHE PRICING.
Make SURE to reserve a 6 pack or two of the ICONIC 2016 CDP CHATEAU DE BEAUCASTEL on the futures/1st tranche special pricing, 99/100////YES 99/100 and on the 1st tranche=PRE SALE price you can pick up that $100 puppy for $78.95!!! In the TOP 100 WINE SPECTATOR sooooo MANY TIMES, AN IMMORTAL CLASSIC!
 
 
 20x6 packs-wood-at the 1st tranche pricing came in December, 2x6 packs +3 loose bottles LEFT NOW, 99/100 CH DE BEAUCASTEL CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE, KING OF CDPs, $78.95! That IS "CHEAP" FOR A 99/100 RATED KING OF CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE FROM the ICONIC PERRIN FAMILY!!! SO BASICALLY FOR $473 + TAX YOU CAN OWN A CRATE OF A 99/100 BEST OF THE BEST CDPs OUT THERE!
 
PS: Please read the stellar reviews-see PDF-Comes in pretty 6 packs-wood-PERFECT FOR FANCY GIFTS TOO! GORGEOUS CDP BOTTLES WITH THE ST PETER'S EMBLEMS ENGRAVED ON THE BOTTLE-see attachment-
 
 
 THANKS FOR ALL YOUR BUSINESS OVER THE YEARS, ACTUALLY DECADES!
 
OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL
MONICA RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO, INC.
210-828-2222
oliver@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
Celebrating 35 years in business in San Antonio

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

PART 2/one of of the best Chateau Du Pape Ch BEAUCASTEL EVER, 99/100, and on 1st tranche/pre-sale pricing...

Make SURE to reserve a 6 pack or two of the ICONIC 2016 CDP CHATEAU DE BEAUCASTEL on the futures/1st tranche special pricing, 99/100////YES 99/100 and on the 1st tranche price you can pick up that $100 puppy for $78.95!!! In the TOP 100 WINE SPECTATOR sooooo MANY TIMES, AN IMMORTAL CLASSIC!
Arriving this week , 20x6 packs-wood-at the 1st tranche pricing, 10x6 packs committed already, 99/100 CH DE BEAUCASTEL CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE, KING OF CDPs, $78.95! That IS "CHEAP" FOR A 99/100 RATED KING OF CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE FROM the ICONIC PERRIN FAMILY!!! 
 
PS: Please read the stellar reviews-see PDF-Comes in pretty 6 packs-wood-PERFECT FOR FANCY GIFTS TOO!
 
 
 
 
OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL
MONICA RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO, INC.
210-828-2222
oliver@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
Celebrating 34 years in business in San Antonio