Tuesday, October 22, 2019

92/100 Coudoulet de Beaucastel 2017-second label of CDP Beaucastel has arrived on the pre sale

 
 
 
 
15 CASES LEFT NOW AT THE PRE-SALE/FUTURES PRICE! SEE PDFs ATTACHED///All expert reviews are from this year...
 
COUDOULET DE BEAUCASTEL-RHONE-CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE 92/100 and ONLY $26.95! Second label of the $90 CH DE BEAUCASTEL CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE    see pdfs attached  with such stunning accolades!
 
$26.95, talk about MAJOR value, same land, same SUPERSTAR WINEMAKING PERRIN FAMILY, same DREAM TEAM of expert CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE WINEMAKERS from the  PERRIN family, all for UNDER $27 IF you buy into the pre sale/futures arriving today!!!
 
How many cases would you like? This IS a special pre-arrival/futures price OF COUDOULET DE BEAUCASTEL 2016 $26.95/BTL, 20 cases arriving THIS week 
 
 
 

Winemaker Notes

A beautiful dark color, the nose shows pretty notes of red fruit, raspberries, wildstrawberries, spices, and garrigue. The palate is powerful, full, with great finesse.The tannins are velvety and the finish has great length.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Still not yet bottled for my June visit (it was scheduled to be bottled at the end of the month), the final blend of the 2017 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet de Beaucastel was showing plenty of garrigue and dried-spice notes layered over cherry fruit. Full-bodied, silky textured and long on the finish, it should drink well for a decade or more.
 
JD 91
Jeb Dunnuck
The 2017 Côtes Du Rhône Coudoulet De Beaucastel is a textbook example of this cuvée, and while it tends to be a relatively expensive Côtes Du Rhône, it merits the price. Complex garrigue, ground pepper, and earthy dark fruits all flow to a medium to full-bodied wine that has a polished, elegant texture as well as the sunny, Provençal style of the vintage. It's capable of lasting for 15 years or more.
 
 
 
Drink 2020-2035
 
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Best VALUE in CALI! FINALLY back in TX,SUPERB 90/100 CLOS LA CHANCE CAB,MAJOR BANG for the BUCK

Best value in Cali.= 2017 CLOS LA CHANCE-ESTATE VINEYARDS- CABERNET SAUVIGNON $19.95/btl.-Santa Clara Valley-IS BACK-FINALLY-after 4 years out of the Texas market!
 
 
Grape Wine Co's favorite BACK ON DEAL and BACK IN OUR MARKET! 
 
 
CALIFORNIA
2017  CLOS LA CHANCE CAB- now $19.95/BTL. for the LAST 10 cases BEST BUY FOR REDS IN CALI !!!
(GREATEST CALIFORNIA VALUE FOR CALIFORNIA CAB in the Wine Enthusiast and "BEST BUY" too, 90/100...see attachment)
 
To me, this is a decadent red THAT TASTES MORE LIKE A $30-40 CABERNET, talk about MAJOR VALUE :
I personally love all the different fruit flavors that are so easy to pick up in this full-bodied classic Cali cab: Dark plum, fig and blueberry fruit supported by dark cocoa and bacony toast. Stays fresh and open through the finish. Solid. Drink now through 2026+.
 
This is QUITE AN ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR A RED UNDER $20, DENSE, SMOOTH AND FULL-BODIED WITH A FOCUSED BAND OF SPICY CURRANT,  BLACKBERRY, CEDAR, CASSIS, CHOCOLATE AND PLUM FLAVORS...THIS CABERNET BEGS FOR STEAK, GAME OR RACK OF LAMB, PERFECT WITH MONICA'S VERY FAMOUS AND TASTY TOMATES FARCIES - SEE PIC IN THE KITCHEN LAST NIGHT-, MY FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD GROWING UP IN PARIS, GREAT FOR PARTIES/GIFTS TOO!!!  
 
(TOMATES FARCIES=STUFFED TOMATOES, hint...hint...the secret in the meatball is half veal and half beef), A DISH-MY FAVORITE IN MY CHILDHOOD IN FRANCE- MADE FOR ME IN PARIS BY MY MOM VERONIQUE WHEN I WAS A LITTLE BOY and NOW MADE FOR ME IN SAN ANTONIO BY MY WIFE/CHEF MONICA AS A BIG BOY-SEE PIC-!
 
 
Winemaker Notes :
 
Dark purple, opaque color. On the nose, anise, black currants and black cherries. Flavors of black cherry, cassis, blackberries. A hint of vanilla. A little spice on the finish. Structure is medium tannin, low-medium acidity and very dry.

Pairs deliciously with pot roast, roast beef sandwich and chocolate torte.

 
 10 CASES AVAILABLE AT that great price of $19.95/BTL.
 
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OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL
MONICA RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO., INC.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

French connection part 2/Matrot BOURGOGNE BLANC "baby Meursault" going to a different importer. So the old importer is dumping it, and we got them all.

I stole the one and ONLY 6 cases of the FABULOUS MATROT BOURGOGNE BLANC 2015 in halves, $10.95/BTL, 24 half bottles per case (halves are $14.95 normally and full bottles are $23.95)
One case is going home to CASA RESSEL, so 5 cases for SALE, VERY DANGEROUS IN HALVES!
 
MATROT BOURGOGNE BLANC white burgundy "Baby Meursault" EVEN SHOWS THEIR MEURSAULT ADDRESS ON THE CASE

 
a VERY CLASSY WHITE...

 
The "FRENCH CONNECTION" :  A chance to experience a high end white Burgundy  without spending  A LOT OF $:
 
 
Another GORGEOUS high QUALITY white burgundy ( 100% chardonnay ) from the very famous/reputable MATROT "house" in Meursault in the Cotes d' Or (=golden hills)...
 
Basically VIZUALIZE a "DECLASSIFIED MEURSAULT" from the MATROT FAMILY, THE CHAMPIONS OF MEURSAULT!!!
 A true RED WINE DRINKER'S WHITE WINE!!!
 
MATROT:"LA NOBLESSE DU TERROIR"
 
" ...deliciously rich, fresh, lemony, floral, elegant fruit, crisp, fine and lovely white..."
 
Expect a beautiful complex aromatic nose of almond and hazelnuts with a touch of honeysuckle. Medium to full-bodied  with satiny texture, this wine is rich, packed with spiced pears and tangy minerals. Its long, supple finish displays additional layers of sweet ripe apples, butter and a hint of oak. Drink 2019-2028
 

Winemaker Notes

A refined, fruity yet dry, crisp round wine that can be enjoyed as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to charcuterie, chicken and grilled fish. Delicious with creamy cheeses A great wine to enjoy with friends.
 
 
 
 
 
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MONICA RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO, INC.
210-828-2222
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gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Vieux Telegraphe CdP Rouge 2016/98/100 2CASES +5 LOOSE btls. IN SA and we have them ALL!

 
A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GRAB THE LAST OF THE TOP SHELF 2016 RHONEs BEFORE THEY ALL GO "BYE-BYE"...

2016 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe "La Crau" Châteauneuf-Du-Pape ONLY $97/btl...2x 12 bottle cases AND 5 loose bottles  IN SAN ANTONIO and I have them ALL RIGHT here....from the stellar 2016 RHONE VINTAGE!


98 points James Suckling

  Impressive, complex array of wild cherries, raspberries, garrigue herbs, lightly spiced pastry and stony, chalky minerals. Super-fresh florals. The palate has superb texture, roundness, completeness, depth and detail. Powerful yet elegant with powdery tannins and essence-like red fruit. Super-fleshy, supple and dense core, then strong at the edges. Layer upon layer peels away on the finish. Resounding finesse and equilibrium, showing the full potential of the plateau La Crau. Drink or hold.   (7/2018)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

  Undoubtedly one of the top vintages of this wine, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau features classy notes of crushed stones and black tea to go along with ripe raspberries and black cherries. Full-bodied yet silky, there's more power and richness in La Crau than in Piedlong, yet there's commensurate elegance and finesse. The wine grows in intensity on the finish without ever seeming heavy or overripe, instead offering hints of tea and licorice. (JC)   (8/2018)​

 

 
OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO, INC.
210-828-2222
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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