Thursday, December 19, 2019

Chateau Petit Freylon "Cuvee Leah" 2016 top notch Bordeaux,very VERY affordable,in six bottle crates

ONLY 6X6 PACKS LEFT NOW-NOT SPOKEN FOR-AND...AND...THE WINE HASN'T EVEN ARRIVED YET!
 
 
Chateau Petit Freylon (exclusive label) 2016 "Cuvee Leah"-GRANDE CUVEE-BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR- is offered at $17.50/btl.

25 X 6 packs arriving in wood boxes tonight, JUST ON TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS  VINTAGE: 2016

RESERVE A COUPLE OF CRATES BEFORE THEY ARRIVE TONIGHT, YOU WON'T REGRET IT. ATER ALL IT IS ONLY $105 PER CRATE FOR A VERY NICE RED BORDEAUX!

 

 

VARIETAL:

85% Merlot

15% Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKER: Grégory Dala

 

REGION:

Bordeaux, Bordeaux Superieur, France

 

HISTORY:

Château Petit-Freylon is located in the small Aquitaine village of Saint-Genis-du-Bois, a tiny Aquitaine village boasting less than 100 inhabitants. The estate belonged to the Lagrange family for generations until 2011, when it was purchased by La Société PESA. Since that time, the new owners have invested heavily in the château's wine- making facilities and have installed such improvements as new tanks, barrels, and thermovinification systems. This attention to detail has earned the wines several medals at prestigious competitions, such as the Concours Agricole in Paris and the Concours de Bordeaux.

 

TASTING NOTES:

The Cuvée Leah is richly textured and medium-bodied. It shows a delicious abundance of black cherry and black currant notes with a hint of wood on the palate. Its elegant tannins and complexity point towards good short-term cellaring potential. Drink 2019-2030

The vineyard at Château Petit-Freylon covers 30 hectares (75 acres), 20 of which are within the Bordeaux Supérieur appellation. The soils are clay and limestone and the average vine age is 30 years. Grape varieties are 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot, with average yields of 50 hectoliters per hectare

On the nose, licorice, jammy dark fruits, plum, chocolate, vanilla. In the mouth, it evolves smoothly and expresses fine-grained tannins on the finish which will soften in the near future."

winemaker's notes:

A great vintage – this wine has a dark, deep color with very vibrant and lively fruit flavors. This vintage of Chateau Petit Freylon "Cuvee Leah" has an amazing elegance, with well-integrated, round, silky tannins and barrel aging that are almost undetectable.

 

$105.00 per 6/750 ml crate / $17.50 per bottle

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL

MONICA RESSEL

GRAPE WINE CO, INC.
210-828-2222
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Stellar Chateau De Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape Rouge 2017 IS in at PRIMEUR PRICE

FOR YOUR ORDER TODAY/Chateau De Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape Rouge 2017 IS IN on PRIMEUR PRICE

 
 
It has arrived !   2017 CH DE BEAUCASTEL CDP-SEE PDF---Double 95/100 and a 96+/100 from Suckling last week, always in the top 100 WINE SPECTATOR too!
THIS IS A PRIMEUR  = PRE SALE PRICE AT $81.95/BTL., ONCE THE 20X 6 BOTTLE CRATES HERE IN STOCK ARE GONE AT THE PRIMEUR PRICE, PRICE GOES BACK TO $95! Usual deal...ALWAYS SUPER HIGHLY RATED, ALWAYS IN THE TOP 100 WS!
 
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.

 ...keep in mind this is normally a $95- $100 wine AND IS SOLD OUT EVERY YEAR IN DECEMBER UNTIL THE 2018 which will be RELEASED NEXT FALL/WINTER 2020 ...
 
I have brought in this FABULOUS ICON since 1984 and in all the last 35 years it is as stellar and consistent as it gets, a SURE BET in the world of SUPER HIGH END CDPs... 
 
 
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MONICA RESSEL
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210-828-2222
oliver@gwineco.com
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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
 
OLIVER P. RESSEL

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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.
210-828-2222 PH
Oliver@gwineco.com
Gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
Celebrating 35 years in business in San Antonio  1984-2019


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.
 
 
 
 
 
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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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
oliver@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
Celebrating 35 years in business in San Antonio




 

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