Monday, March 20, 2017

SUPER HIGH END MARGAUX arriving from Bordeaux,France this week/Prieure-Lichine 12 + Giscours 10 + Palmer 06 = Margaux Offer

Those are FABULOUS DIs (direct import) from Bordeaux, ie no middle men except the "clearing house" and true MARGAUX LEGENDS, they will be here Thursday, all in ORIGINAL WOOD CRATES, Sante!
 
 
This IS very VERY exciting: PERFECT FOR THE CELLAR....OR....THE DINNER TABLE!
5 cases of each three winners from MARGAUX are arriving next week from Bordeaux, the GORGEOUS 2006 PALMER (great/classy/famous black label too) is SECOND TO NONE!
 
Each gives you a different price point in the world of wonderful Margaux to add to the cellar...or drink with special friends and family!

 


1)   2012 Château Prieuré-Lichine, Margaux $50.95 btl  (12pk/750ml)
92 Points Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"The 2012 Prieuré-Lichine is soft, open-knit and totally inviting. Sweet floral notes meld into the typical Prieuré Lichine red stone fruits. Already quite expressive and totally delicious, the 2012 should offer readers a long and broad window of pure pleasure. The silky, persistent finish points to a bright future. The 2012 is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Stéphane Derenoncourt and Julien Lavenu are the consulting winemakers."





2)   2010 Château Giscours, Margaux, 3rd Growth $99.95 btl /  (12pk/750ml)
93 points WA - Parker
"I contrasted this directly against the superb 2009, but I still maintain that this has the upper hand, albeit in a different style. The aromatics are very focused with black fruit, violets, fig and mineral scents that are very well defined. But you need patience - this is not as immediate as the previous vintage. The palate delivers, delivers and delivers brilliant delineation and poise, more freshness than it knows what to do with, an intensity that is supremely well focused and length in the mouth. There is even a dab of mint chocolate making a surprise appearance on the aftertaste. This is a very impressive Giscours. Tasted June 2015."





3)   2006 Château Palmer, Margaux, 3rd Growth $299 btl /  (12pk/750ml)
94 Points WA-Parker/96 Points Galloni
"Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Palmer was wonderful out of barrel ten years ago and now in bottle, it fulfills its promise with a stunning, precise bouquet of maraschino, iodine, cassis and tobacco scents that seem a few years younger than its Margaux peers. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin that cloak its sweet core of cassis and blackcurrant fruit. However, what is so striking is the fineness of the tannin and just how well that oak is subsumed into the fabric of the wine. This is a long-term proposition: a great Margaux from Thomas Duroux. Tasted January 2016."

 
OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO, INC.
210-828-2222
oliver@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
Celebrating 33 years in business in San Antonio
 
 
 
Monica Ressel
Grape Wine Company, Inc.
210-828-2222
Monica@gwineco.com
 
 
                                                                                                                                                            Celebrating 33 years in business in San Antonio-1984-2017
 
 

 

 

Friday, February 24, 2017

FINALLY BACK IN :WONDERFUL CHATEAU GILLET WHITE BORDEAUX IS FINALLY BACK

 
And now...the MAJOR WINNER FROM BORDEAUX/FRANCE is FINALLY BACK:

2014 CHATEAU GILLET-WHITE BORDEAUX-$13.95/BTL.

 

Our favorite-ALWAYS-white Bordeaux in a long time, finally back! 

 

Chateau Gillet produces estate grown Bordeaux wines with an ecological and terroir driven philosophy. Their offerings combine tradition and authenticity with an approach that makes Bordeaux accessible.  

Grape – 80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semilion

Color - Light straw with hints of green

Aroma - Subtle floral bouquet; well-balanced and full of character.

Taste - Crisp, yet soft. Very round and fruity with a touch of citrus. Super crisp and clean, A DANGEROUS WINE!

Pairings – Light salade Nicoise, wonderful with a nice seafood paella too, superb with Sushi and mussels!

 

 

 

Only 15 cases (ORIGINAL WOOD CRATES, AMAZING FOR A WINE UNDER $14) , DON'T MISS OUT! Have a nice  weekend. What a beautiful day!

 

  It is a delightful classy drink for both light meals and casual sipping.. perfect for parties too, WE ALWAYS KEEP TWO BOTTLES, NOT JUST ONE IN THE FRIDGE BY THE POOL, FOR REAL!

 

A favorite at Chateau Ressel with cold refreshing ceviche or moules marinieres or shrimp cocktail!

 
Sante!
 
OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO., INC.
210-828-2222 PH
Oliver@gwineco.com
Gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
Celebrating 33 years in business in San Antonio  1984-2017
 
 
MONICA . RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO, INC
210-828-2222
monica@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.com
Celebrating 33 years in business in San Antonio
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2013 and NO price increase-97/100 CARDINALE SUPER PREMIUM NAPA CULT CAB has arrived/one of the FINEST EVER

2013 and NO price increase-97/100 CARDINALE SUPER PREMIUM NAPA CULT CAB has arrived/one of the FINEST EVER

SUPER PREMIUM CARDINALE CAB(2013) HAS ARRIVED in their usual PRETTY 6 BOTTLE WOOD CRATES WITH A CLASSY INSERT INSIDE DESCRIBING WHAT CARDINALE IS ALL ABOUT! 15X 6 BOTTLE CRATES AVAIL. 97/100!
 
Hello again,  one of the finest CARDINALE NAPA CAB ever, the 2013-see INTERESTING pdf-up to 12 bottles (2x6 packs)-as always- can be allocated to you if you want them ? Same great price as last vintage-which is VERY NICE since most 2013 super high end cab and cab blends have taken a price increase, $229/btl!!!
 
 
Read the reviews (GALLONI and PARKER) in the attachment: "...simply stunning...a head turner....a real stand out..."//////////////////// "....sublime and intense...one of the finest Cardinale I have tasted in my experience..." 
 
 
 
OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO, INC.
210-828-2222
oliver@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
Celebrating 33 years in business in San Antonio
 
 
 
MONICA RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO. INC.
monica@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
Celebrating 33 years in business in San Antonio

 

 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

very exciting:3X 6 BTL WOOD CRATES, 69 cases made total, 2014 BARNETT RATTLESNAKE HILL SPRING MOUNTAIN "CULT"CAB, 3 CRATES AVAIL, 95/100-PARKER-186/BTL.

 
3x 6 packs left now....
7 cases-very pretty 6 pack wood-came to Texas and we got them ALL, UNBELIEVABLE!!!

2014 Barnett "Rattlesnake Hill" Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon $186/BTL.  ONLY 2X6 PACKS-WOOD-LEFT-NOW/


95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

  The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Rattlesnake is their reserve wine and has been called this since 1991, no doubt because of the number of rattlesnakes that populated the property. It is usually their greatest wine, when they declare/MAKE it. They only made 69 cases in 2014, so this is a tough one to find. The color is opaque ruby/purple and the wine has a few extra gears in it, with plenty of blueberry, cassis, forest floor and white flowers, followed by

 

 a full-bodied, beautifully built style of wine. This wine goes on and on –

 

it is incredible rich, but with no defects or hard edges. A full-bodied, lush, elegant, yet powerful wine, this is a classic Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 20+ years. (RP)   (12/2016)




2014 Barnett "Rattlesnake Hill" Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon



OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO, INC.
210-828-2222
oliver@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
Celebrating 33 years in business in San Antonio
 
 
 
Monica  Ressel
Grape Wine Company, Inc.
210-828-2222
Monica@gwineco.com
 
 
                                                                                                                                                            Celebrating 33 years in business in San Antonio-1984-2017
 
 

Friday, January 27, 2017

94/100(PARKER)BEST Hess Collection Mt Veeder estate grown FLAGSHIPcab 2013 is a steal...8x6 packs grab a couple now

Happy Friday!
 
Make NO MISTAKE about it, this is not the "regular" HESS COLLECTION CAB nor HESS COLLECTION BLOCK 19, this IS the real DEAL, their ULTIMATE CAB FLAGSHIP, the HESS COLLECTION ESTATE GROWN CAB....WOW!!!
2013(Great but SMALL vintage)HESS COLLECTION CAB-Mount Veeder Napa Valley-ESTATE GROWN$48.95 94/100-PARKER-According to Robert Parker...their BEST effort EVER..wow!
 

Hess Collection Mount Veeder ESTATE GROWN(Their flagship cab) Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Cabernet Sauvignon from Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California

  • red wine
  • Big & Bold
  • RP94
 
  • Winemaker's Notes

    For the past several years Hess has been replanting some historic blocks here on Mount Veeder, and the figurative and literal fruits of their labors are beginning to elevate the quality of the wines from their mountain home. It's honestly, simply, exciting. A touch more Malbec this vintage sets the stage for a classic mountain Cabernet led by aromas of wild mountain raspberry and Bing cherry. Malbec trends toward blue fruit, and nothing is quite so luscious as blueberries framed by hints of vanilla, cassis, creamy milk chocolate caramel and oak spice. They watch their Cabernet age in the old barrel chai visitors first see as they walk toward the winery, and the nearly two-year wait in barrel is proving once again to be well worth it.

  • Critical Acclaim

    • Robert Parker 94/100
      The Wine Advocate - "Another sensational effort and probably one of the best wines to emerge from Hess in the last 30 years is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Mt. Veeder, a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Malbec. This is sensational wine with fabulous aromatics of white flowers, licorice, roasted coffee, blueberry and black raspberry liqueur, with pen ink and graphite making an appearance. It is a full-bodied, rich and a compelling effort from Hess. ."
 
... and  94/100(W&S)-normally $60-$65...8x6 packs only available NOW, you can DEFINITELY pick up the blackberry and major chocolate on that rich, smooth cab.
$48.95 for a 94/100 rated SINGLE VINEYARD Napa cab from Mount Veeder...how long do you think those cases will last?
Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder ESTATE 2013

Score: 94

 
Deep, saturated color is just one of the hallmarks of the Estate Cabernet, and this dark purple beauty shows great intensity all the way to the edge of the glass. The nose is loaded with rich aromas of black fruits, mocha and spices. The hints of cocoa tease with thoughts of baked goodies. This cabernet shows a smooth entry that steadily builds to a full, fleshy mid-palate, then evolves smoothly into a rich, spicy and chocolaty 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 but there is no lack of delicacy and suppleness . Drink 2017-2027+
 
Good/ACTUALLY...GREAT juice! A cabernet drinker's cabernet!!!
 
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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 Ressel
Grape Wine Company, Inc.
210-828-2222
Monica@gwineco.com
 
Celebrating 33 years in business. 1984-2017
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

1st time EVER offered,super SUPER CULT cab from Bryant Family and Bettina Bryant meritage

THE PRIDE AND JOY OF A BEAUTIFUL WINE CELLAR:

Great news, if you want some of the very best of what is out there. Both BRYANT have not been in our market before and were only available-by the bottle-on a  LONG waitlist from the winery's private club, quantities made are TINY.  Both are BEYOND what we call cult cabs.

 

We have been allocated 4 cases of the Bettina Bryant and 3 cases of the Bryant family. All are 6 pack cases and are currently in Austin, but will be on the way soon.

 

2013 Bettina Bryant Proprietary Red                        $749 a bottle

97 pts James Suckling

There's a phenomenal nose to this wine with crushed berry, wet earth, wet slate and hints of flowers. Full body with a chewy tannic structure, yet soft and polished. Powerful and rich. Muscular and toned. Has form. Slightly austere tannins. This needs at least four to seven years of bottle age. The high percentage of merlot from Howell Mountain gives this wine a real edge and beauty. A blend of 62.3% cabernet sauvignon, 30.2% merlot and 7.5% petit verdot. Try in 2020.

 

2013 Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon                $879 a bottle     

96 pts James Suckling

The purity of fruit here is terrific with licorice, black currant and oyster shell. Blackberry too. Full body. The finish is overwhelming with such great intensity and grip. High-tensioned austerity. Energetic and intense. Tannins are austere. Drink in 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers,

 

OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO, INC.
210-828-2222
oliver@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
Celebrating 33 years in business in San Antonio
 

 

 

MONICA . RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO, INC
210-828-2222
monica@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.com
Celebrating 33 years in business in San Antonio
 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Happy New Year/CRAZY dealS on BOTH Faust cabS 2013 AND 2014, 13 off PER BTL.

 
HAPPY  NEW YEAR!
 
There is NOTHING LIKE CUTTING DEALS with importers and wineries ON THE VERY LAST DAY OF THE YEAR (which happens to also be the very last day of the busiest of ALL months in the wine business)
Make NO MISTAKE about it, those two CRAZY FAUST deals below are ONLY AVAILABLE on the quantities left(UPDATED IN REAL TIME) below:
 
Crazy-CRAZY DEALs on 2013  double 92/100 rated FAUST NAPA CAB ONLY $36.95(VS.THE USUAL $49.99 RETAIL)
 
                                                 2014 released last week FAUST NAPA CAB, also ONLY $36.95(average retail price in the US: $52)
 
 
Only 8 cases of the 2013 and 7 cases of the 2014 to be "STOLEN" NOW... SELLING OUT VERY QUICKLY, FOR SURE!
 
 
 AT THAT PRICE, MAKE SURE TO GET AT LEAST TWO CASES, YOU ARE BASICALLY SAVING $155 PER CASE! You buy a case of the 2013 and a case of the 2014, ESSENTIALLY TREATING YOURSELF to a MINI VERTICAL!
 
 
 
1)2013 Faust Napa cab WAS $49.95   crazy deal $36.95!!!
 
ONE OF OUR FAVORITE  NAPA CAB AND FAVORITE WINERY AND UNDER $50 TOO, A WONDERFUL "BARGAIN" and ONE of the BEST FAUST CAB WE HAVE EVER HAD (Along with the 2012 AND THE NEWLY RELEASED 2014...THESE "GUYS" AT QUINTESSA KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING, FOR SURE!) and I HAVE BEEN "PUSHING" FAUST and QUINTESSA from the "trenches" since their INCEPTIONS, A TRUE POWEHOUSE NAPA GIANT for UNDER $50:
2013 FAUST ( Second label of QUINTESSA, Q sells for over $120 )Napa Cabernet Sauvignon  92/100....From the GREAT/CLASSIC 2013 vintage in Napa. GREAT CLASSY LABEL!
 
Outstanding 2013 FAUST exhibits gorgeous breadth to its FULL bodied,very concentrated personality...This well-extracted wine has outstanding depth of fruit. Intense, juicy and powerful. It coats the taster's palate with blackberries, cassis and spices.
The second label of the super sought out, super premium producer QUINTESSA winery, this is a gorgeous, rich, fat wine that Parker-loving first labels would sell their souls for. A big, intoxicating aroma of ripe, plummy fruits and cedar knocks you back into your chair. There are cedary, sweet, rich, thick, black fruit flavors with a massive mouthfeel more typical of port than wine. Try with roast lamb or filet mignon or a grilled burger. DELICIOUS!
 
 
STOCK UP AT $36.95/BTL.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  
In the German legend, Dr. Faust trades his soul to the devil in exchange for limitless knowledge and pleasure. It's moral lesson to all, as tempting as this is on many, many levels. Imagine the parties? But while you will trade about $50 for the Faust Cabernet, made by the legendary winemakers at Napa Valley's Quintessa winery, plenty of pleasures are found within the bottle.

Quintessa has made its reputation in Napa by showcasing the strengths of vineyard sites within this famed valley, but Faust reflects a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes sourced from AVA regions throughout Napa, namely Rutherford and Coombsville. This allows the winemakers to commingle subtle flavor differences and build a wine with rounded (yet challenged?) character. But it's not just one, flat note. They crafted a diabolical blend of many different Bordeaux grape varietals for our drinking delight: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

The Faust 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon offers layers of complexity. Aromas of dark fruits of black cherry, plum, tinged with green tobacco float from the glass and meet, then meld at the palate crossroads. Here, dusty tannins, menthol, lush black fruit and a hefty helping of vanilla oak complete the negotiation. Elegant yet masculine, seductive yet forceful, this Napa Cabernet would make Mephistopheles proud.

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2)2014 FAUST NAPA CAB  $36.95 average retail price around the country $52!!!
 
Just NOW released! Not yet rated but when you taste it, it's a NO BRAINER, it will GET 91/100 or 92/100 or BETTER like ALL THE FAUST cabs in the past 7 years! 
Wow! This gorgeous cab is so rich, muscular, concentrated and dark in the glass, it looks more black than red!

"Faust is the epitome of the style that has made Napa Cabernet Sauvignon world renowned: bold and powerful, yet elegant and concentrated. Dense and inky, the core is a beautiful, rich ruby color. The aromas lift out of the glass with blackberry, black cherry, ripe raspberry and tea leaf. The entry is impressive with a fleshy mouthfeel and notes of cassis, dark chocolate and ripe berries. The layers continue to unfold throughout a long finish." - Winemaker's notes-

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Faust is designed as a second wine of Quintessa. It exhibits a very dense dark/ruby/purple color, cassis fruit,  blackberry, chocolate, coffee in a delicious, very rich , fruit-forward, open-knit style. Enjoy it now through 2028+.
 
 
Happy New Year! TREAT YOURSELF TO A MINI VERTICAL (2013 and 2014) AND SAVE $155 PER EACH CASE OF EACH VINTAGE 
 
OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL
MONICA RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO, INC.
210-828-2222
oliver@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
Celebrating 33 years in business in San Antonio