Tuesday, July 22, 2014

95/100 and 92/100 reds in the thirteen to sixteen range. Crazy CRAZY deals

Insane deals, we discovered and brought in for the FIRST TIME EVER a gorgeous 92/100 rated Spanish meritage and a fabulous 95/100 rated Argentinian Malbec, BOTH under $16!!!
 
Tell your VERY good friends  ...but not too many...WILL SELL OUT IMMEDIATELY 
 
 
 
wine#1 : 2011  BARAHONDA   BARRICA MONATRELL/SYRAH BLEND, 92/100 (Parker) and ONLY $13.95!!! 
See REALLY COOL ATTACHMENT with pics of the vineyard/winery and GREATreviews..ALL THIS FOR $13.95..that IS INSANE!!! 
 
A Proprietary Blend Dry Red Table wine from
Yecla, Spain
Source Reviewer Rating Maturity Current (Release) Cost
Wine Advocate #208
Aug 2013
Robert Parker 92 Drink: 2013 - 2017 $15 (17)
The 2011 Barrica (75% Monastrell and 25% Syrah) is the richest and densest. It offers up camphor, pepper, bouquet garni, roasted meat, black currant and earthy blue fruit. Full-bodied, chewy and mouth-filling, this is a big, well-balanced wine that represents a super value. Drink it over the next 2-4 years.
 
 
 
 
wine #2 : 2012  ANTUCURA MALBEC   95/100 and ONLY $15.95!!!
 
 
See below..WOW!!! Of course, it doesn't hurt that their consulting winemaker is SUPERSTAR WORLDWIDE winemaker MICHEL ROLLAND: 
 

 

ARGENTINIAN MALBEC: panel tasting results

 

Decanter magazine is generally regarded as the finest wine publication in the world.  Recently, a three person panel (including one Master of Wine)  held a comprehensive Argentinian Malbec tasting and the results were impressive.  One wine in particular is flat out fantastic and a tremendous value.  It is the 2012 Antucura Malbec from Vista Flores area, 1050 meters above sea level in the Uco Valley.  In the beginning in 1998, Antucura offered wines of great strength and ripeness, focused on the influence of new wood.  Since 2010, it has moved in style towards fresher, more drinkable wines.  And how did the 2012 Antucura Malbec fair?

 

95

 

 

95 points and rated as the second best Malbec in the world by the tasting panel. This is what the members of the panel said about the wine.

 

Jo Ahearne (Master of Wine):  "A wonderful velvet texture with great purity.  Dense bramble fruit with hints of violets.  Good length and lovely juiciness, and with a firm, fine tannic

                                                            structure."

 

Phil Crozier:  "Very expressive with lovely floral notes of roses, plus black pepper.  Lovely mouthfeel and purity.  The purest of Malbec expression."

 

Patricio Tapia:  "Nice, pure expression of Malbec.  Clean fruit, violets and strawberries.  A great wine to understand Malbec in general and Vista Flores in particular.  Pure and

                               drinkable."

 

We were fortunate enough to taste this wine this past month and the wine is truly stunning and will be very quick to sell out, that's the good news.  The bad news, ONLY 30 CASES AVAILABLE, again, it will sell out VERY quickly.  Interestingly enough the wine voted best in this tasting was a single vineyard Malbec that scored 96 points with only a few hundred cases available worldwide and it sells for $60.00 a bottle.

 

What will our price be for the 95/100 rated 2012 Antucura Malbec?

 

$15.95

 

Again, I can't emphasize enough how quickly this wine will sell out so please call or email us immediately to reserve a case, MOST LIKELY two!

 

Please email us at oliver@gwineco.com or monica@gwineco.com or call us at (210) 828-2222

 

www.gwineco.com  www.grapewinecompany.com


 

 

 


Monday, July 14, 2014

French offer for BASTILLE day,excellent and reasonable RED BORDEAUX/WHITE PIC POUL/GRENACHE ROSE..."Aux armes les citoyens"

 
"Aux armes  les citoyens, formez nos bataillons, marchez...marchez......"!!! La Marseillaise...ALL THREE FRENCH WINNERS are . The red Bordeaux (wine #3) will sell out IMMEDIATELY as it IS AN INCREDIBLE BUY and we ONLY have 18 cases left now.
 
  
 
wine#1   2012 GERARD BERTRAND PIC POUL DE PINET WHITE $14.95-   see pdf-(What a winner, Picpoul from the very deep South of France(ALMOST in Spain) from GERARD BERTRAND named the European winery of the year by the Wine Entusiast, this is one of the most refreshing, crisp and clean yet rich and complex white of ALL of France! YUM!)
FABULOUS WITH SEAFOOD, GRILLED FISH, SALADE NICOISE, DIVE INTO GERARD BERTRAND'S PASSION FOR THE MEDITERRAENAN LIFESTYLE
 
wine#2  2012 GERARD BERTRAND GRIS BLANC GRENACHE ROSE $12.95see pdfNOTHING LIKE AN ICE COLD BONE DRY ROSE WITH A LIGHT LUNCH BY THE POOL IN THE SUMMER, VERY DANGEROUS ROSE, A CRISP, FRESH , ELEGANT GRENACHE.  
 
wine #3 2012 CHATEAU BEL AIR RED BORDEAUX $12.95- - see offer BELOW :
 
This IS a REAL Bordeaux for only $12.95, .            Have a nice week.




 

Monday, June 30, 2014

4th of July Offer,all American wines incl.crazy deal on 92/100 Hess Collection Mt Veeder cab


Hello again, please take advantage of the following four ALL AMERICAN winners in ALL price ranges: Happy Fourth of July. 
 
THE TWO BIG (RED) "DOGS":
 
Finally available after being very allocated for the last 2-3 years, we have  20 cases(1/2 CASES) of THE 92/100 RATED FLAGSHIP NAPA CAB from HESS, THE HESS COLLECTION cab 2010(Wine #1) , super consistent, complex, VERY rich yet silky smooth, as always, normally $55+...CRAZY DEAL $39.95...How long do you think those 20x6 packs at $15 off PER BOTTLE will last?
 
Wine# 1: 2010 HESS COLLECTION CAB-Mount Veeder Napa Valley- $39.95 92/100(WS)-normally $55...20x6 packs only available
Wine# 2: 2011 MATANZAS CREEK MERLOT-SonomaCounty- $24.95 90/100(ws)-normally $30+...25x6 packs only available
Enjoy both CLASSIC winners! See Wine Spectator review below on this flagship Hess cab:
 
 
see PDFs-attached.
 
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THE TWO STEALS:
 
 
WINE # 3: 2012 SILVER PALM CAB-North Coast-$15.95
 
 
Bright ruby-red.  Blackcurrant, licorice and pepper on the nose.  Blackberry, spices and licorice on the palate, with a floral top-note contributing to an impression of lift.  Nicely concentrated Cabernet with serious length and plenty of early appeal.  Really stunning quality for under twenty bucks!

 

Winemaker Notes: A rich, concentrated wine, the nose shows ripe cassis fruit with notes of chocolate and cedar.  The mouth-feel is plush with a well-structured finish.

Very classy label too with the  grey silver palm on the label and the silver cap.

 

see  PDF-attached

 

 
 
WINE #4 : 2012 EMMOLO SAUVIGNON BLANC-Rutherford Napa Valley-$18.95 
Another GREAT deal, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU CONSIDER THIS IS A "CAYMUS SAUVIGNON BLANC" BY DEFAULT. Emolo was Jenny Wagner ( the Wagner family started Caymus in 1972 and still farm it and own it ) Italian great grandfather who started vineyards in the 20's and this fascinating project ran and invented by Caymus is dedicated to Jenny's great grandfather .

GREAT Value!

Young, fresh, fruity, subtle in its nuanced notes of sweet grasses, dried weeds, candied grapefruit and Meyer lemons, this vibrant new wine is equally full of vim and vigor on the palate, and the only caveat we have for the moment is that it will get better and better as it seasons in the bottle over the next few months, and then for a couple of years after that. It is wholly charming yet it is also, as one would expect now, slightly direct in style (IT IS MADE BY CAYMUS AFTER ALL) and a touch youthfully tropical in its crisp and clean finish. This wine will stay high on our radar for months and months
 
see PDF-attached    to learn about this exciting new wine. (Jenny Wagner from Caymus IS ACTUALLY the winemaker herself) 
 
 
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Happy Fourth of July!   
 
Oliver-Pierre Ressel
Grape Wine Company, inc.
210-828-2222 PH
Oliver@gwineco.com
Gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
www.gwineco.com
1747 Citadel Plaza, suite 112
San Antonio, TX 78209
 
Monica A. Allen
Extreme wine enthusiast extraordinaire
Grape Wine Company, Inc.
210-828-2222
Monica@gwineco.com
 
Celebrating 30 years in business. 1984-2014
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Caymus , big 1Liter 40 ANNIVERSARY CAB in ONE LITER BOTTLES for the Fourth of July, big bottle and for less

Only 20x9 bottle cases of ONE LITER bottles(so bigger than regular .750 bottles) CAYMUS NAPA CAB 40TH ANNIVERSARY 2012 released for retail in SA and we got them all, 7 OF THOSE CASES WERE PRE SOLD ALREADY, Wow!!!
Caymus 40th anniversary 2012 cab /awesome ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL ONE LITER (See pdf attachment) MUCH LOWER PRICE too

2012 CAYMUS NAPA CAB with its very special and cool 40 year anniversary label/bottle is quite the buy/presentation $70.95 PER LITER BTL...9 BTLS TO A CASE 
 I am sending you a pic attached right now. Grab some cases-a true collector's item-before I advertise it (if I EVEN HAVE ENOUGH TO ADVERTISE IT) So, basically you are getting the same great CONSISTENT quality Caymus Napa Cab IN A COOL/FANCY DIFFERENT BIG BOTTLE WITH THEIR SPECIAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY LABEL and CASE and SAVING  a lot of money. "Do the math", one case of those 1L bottles  2012 anniversary come to $639, the case of 12 regular bottles(.750's) of the "old" 2011 was $899  - same quantity, both cases come to 9 L of wine.  
 
Big wine, big success, big taste and big bottle. "Caymus is the cigar chomping, four wheel driving,  no excuse, steak eating  ALL AMERICAN beefy and juicy cab" ...just on time for the Fourth of July.
10 cases left now.
 
OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO., INC.
210-828-2222 PH
Oliver@gwineco.com
Gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
Celebrating 30 years in business in San Antonio  1984-2014
 
 
Monica A. Allen
Extreme wine enthusiast extraordinaire
Grape Wine Company, Inc.
210-828-2222
Celebrating 30 years in business in San Antonio. 1984-2014

 

 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

California icon,our once a year Chateau Montelena offer,very limited and superb Napa giant ON DEAL/95/100

 
A Grape Wine Co. favorite that I have pushed "from the trenches" since the 80's. This INCREDIBLE cab is the BEST of BOTH WORLDS, always have been, ages  very well the way Bordeaux do...YET is very approachable to drink within 5 years of its vintage or so...YUM!!!
 
IF YOU ARE IN THE MARKET FOR   A VERY SERIOUS CALIFORNIA CAB  AND ICONIC collector's item , CHECK OUT THIS  very limited ONCE a YEAR OFFER THAT IS BETTER PRICED BECAUSE I PURCHASE IT AS A "FUTURE", ONLY BAD THING IS THAT THE WINERY LIMITS THE AMOUNT OF CASES THAT CAN BE PURCHASED ON FUTURE: 
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2010 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa $114.50/btl (Regular retail/winery price is around $150)
only 15x6 bottle(Gorgeous wood crates with each btl.individually wrapped) cases are available  93+/100 TO 95/100 BY PARKER 
 
CHATEAU MONTELENA ESTATE CAB IS A CALIFORNIA ICON, ONE OF THE FINEST AND MOST CONSISTENT NAPA CABERNET SAUVIGNON, THE FIRST CALIFORNIA RED TO BEAT FRENCH FIRST GROWTH BORDEAUX IN A FAMOUS BLIND TASTING IN PARIS THREE DECADES AGO...
 
ROBERT PARKER: "The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon remains one of California's most remarkable Cabernets. I have been following it since the early seventies." Here are Parker and the winery reviews, they SAY IT ALL:
 
" The 2010 Estate Cabernet is a wine that stands shoulder to shoulder with the very best the world has to offer. Rich and concentrated, it is the most accessible, and possibly the most elegant and French-oriented of the top Napa Cabernets  " 
 
Our current release wines include the great selections below.
Deep, saturated color is just one of the hallmarks of our Estate Cabernet, and this inky purple beauty shows great intensity all the way to the edge of the glass. The nose is loaded with rich aromas of black fruits and spices. Notes of blackberry solicit memories of hot summer afternoons while clove, allspice, vanilla, and hints of cocoa tease with thoughts of baked goodies. Emerging from these layers is a core of brandied cherries, light oak, and a hint of anise. This wine shows a smooth entry that steadily builds to a full, fleshy mid-palate, then evolves seamlessly into a rich, spicy finish that invites you back for more. The black fruits from the nose are evident throughout the palate, and are complemented by lively, red fruit characteristics brought forward by the core of bright acidity. There are loads of fine grain tannins that give mass to the wine without being aggressively astringent, hinting at the delicacy and suppleness that will come with time in the cellar.
Deep, saturated color is just one of the hallmarks of our Estate Cabernet, and this inky purple beauty shows great intensity all the way to the edge of the glass. The nose is loaded with rich aromas of black fruits and spices. Notes of blackberry solicit memories of hot summer afternoons while clove, allspice, vanilla, and hints of cocoa tease with thoughts of baked goodies. Emerging from these layers is a core of brandied cherries, light oak, and a hint of anise. This wine shows a smooth entry that steadily builds to a full, fleshy mid-palate, then evolves seamlessly into a rich, spicy finish that invites you back for more. The black fruits from the nose are evident throughout the palate, and are complemented by lively, red fruit characteristics brought forward by the core of bright acidity. There are loads of fine grain tannins that give mass to the wine without being aggressively astringent, hinting at the delicacy and suppleness that will come with time in the cellar.
PRICE: $150.00
Wine Advocate #204
Dec 2012
Antonio Galloni (93-95) Drink: 2015 - 2040
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is shaping up to be another beauty. Violets, freshly cut flowers, mint, spice box and plums all jump from the glass in this vivid, beautifully delineated Cabernet. The sense of energy and drive are pure 2010. Today, the 2010 is super-young, but it is immensely promising. I can't wait to taste this in another year, but I imagine it will still be an infant at age ten. A tiny splash of Cabernet Franc adds complexity to the Cabernet Sauvignon .

Chateau Montelena's 2010 Cabernets are among the highlights in this set of new releases, although the 2011 Chardonnay is pretty terrific as well. Bo Barrett credits his experiences in 1987 and 1988 as a big reason he was able to handle the stresses of the 2010 vintage, in particular the late season heat spikes that gave growers fits. It's great to see this historic property making wines that live up to its reputation. A recent bottle of the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate was also superb.
$114.50 per btl.
 
Enjoy and don't miss out if you want one of the VERY BEST CLASSIC NAPA CABERNET "out there"....Quantities ARE VERY limited. cheers!!!
 
OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO., INC.
210-828-2222 PH
Oliver@gwineco.com
Gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
Celebrating 30 years in business in San Antonio  1984-2014

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

COL SOLARE BACK ON CRAZY DEAL... 91/100 TO 93/100. Almost 1/2 price

                                                                   2008 COL SOLARE, normally $65+/btl. back on deal...$36.95, want a couple of 6 packs before I advertise it
 
2008 COL SOLARE cab blend-Washington State(Columbia Valley), excellent, CRAZY $36.95/btl. price.
This wine retails normally for $50-75 and just got 93/100 from Parker and others. The winery sells it for $75!  So this is almost HALF PRICE!!!
Visit their neat website www.colsolare.com
 
Please reserve some cases before I sell it all ,  WILL SELL OUT IMMEDIATELY, ALWAYS DOES...
20 X 6 PACKS left.  5 years of age, great to drink and/or cellar.
 
Wine Notes:

Ownership: A joint venture between Tuscany's Marchesi Antinori and Washington State's Chateau Ste. Michelle. Indicative blend: 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 3% Syrah

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

Average price in the US: $59    From: $49   To: $75 ....and we sell it for $36.95!!!

Scores: 90 to 93.
CRITICS:
 
Score
 
CELLAR TRACKER 93/100 
WINE ENTHUSIAST  91/100  
WINE AND SPRIRITS
WINE ADVOCATE(PARKER) 
93/100
93/100  
WINE SPECTATOR 90/100 

 

Col Solare 2008 Red Wine Columbia Valley Great Northwest Wine  93/100

Winemaker Marcus Notaro sourced nearly a third of the grapes for this ultrapremium red blend from Red Mountain, where Col Solare is the crown jewel amid many beautiful, high-quality wineries. Vineyards contributing from Red Mountain include Klipsun, Kiona and End of the Road Ranch. This blend leads with Cabernet Sauvignon (67%), as well as Merlot, Cabernet Franc and a touch of Syrah. It opens with aromas of smoky bacon, hazelnut, lavender and blackberry, followed by flavors of black cherry, licorice and dark chocolate. Assertive tannins back up all the dark fruit flavors.

 
WOW! ALL THIS FOR $36.95/BTL. But...ONLY 20X6 packs at that CRAZY price! Nice classy black label too...
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OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO., INC.
210-828-2222 PH
Oliver@gwineco.com
Gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
Celebrating 30 years in business in San Antonio  1984-2014



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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Fwd: Magic French Quartet from Bordeaux, the Loire Valley and the Rhone.


I pre-selected those four French winners   in France in December and now they have arrived , 2 beautiful whites (one from Bordeaux, one from the Loire Valley) and 2 beautiful reds (one from Bordeaux and one from the Rhone)
All FOUR excellent VALUES
 
 
2011 MAS DE BOUZON "LES GALETS DE SAUVETERRE" SINGLE VINEYARD RED COTES DU RHONE $14.95- This is NO regular Cotes du Rhone, think "poor man's Chateauneuf du Pape", a full-bodied, spicy, rich and smooth extremely versatile dinner red. DRINK NOW-2020
 
2009 CH GREYSAC MEDOC RED BORDEAUX $22.95-  Classic and classy, this gorgeous Medoc has deep ruby garnet color with notes of cedar, berries and spicy chocolate, full-bodied yet charming, received 89/100 from both WS and WA, great to drink now( it's 5 years old from the great 2009 vintage)or cellar it in its individual wood crate. DRINK NOW-2025

Copy food and wine mag quote on Greysac: "Greysac. One of the wines you can always trust"

 
2010 VINCENT VATAN POUILLY FUME WHITE LOIRE VALLEY $22.95-  There is Sauvignon Blanc and then...there is....Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc where the expression of that grape reaches incredible levels of complexity. Vatan Pouilly Fume is full-bodied without being heavy displaying gorgeous meyer lemon, herb, straw and mineral flavors that race through the smooth lengthy finish. There is NO better wine in the world with fish and seafood than Loire Valley whites. DRINK NOW-2020
 
2012 CHATEAU BELLEVUE-ENTRE DEUX MERS-WHITE BORDEAUX $13.95-  Don't bother saving the cork when you open this beauty...we NEVER do! Entre Deux Mers is arguably the best subregion for whites in Bordeaux and Chateau Bellevue is NO exception. 80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillon. Intense nose of citrus fruit and flowers, very perfumed on the palate, fresh, supple, crisp and clean aftertaste, a DANGEROUS WINE! And what a GORGEOUS/CLASSY label. DRINK NOW-2017 
 
Sante !