Thursday, May 2, 2019
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 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 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.
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).
"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.
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 AcclaimV 96+VinousDark 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+DecanterNotes 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 95Robert Parker's Wine AdvocateDeep 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 NotesThe 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 AcclaimJS 100James SucklingThis 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!<dunn howell mtn cab.jpg>
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...
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...
Saturday, December 8, 2018
8X6 PACKS 100/100 RATED ROEDERER CRISTAL ARRIVING MONDAY FROM THEIR LIBRARY COLLECTION, DON'T MISS OUT
Well, Happy Holidays, enjoy your weekend, and NOT MUCH ELSE TO SAY ABOUT THIS ICON, the critics said it ALL and ALL AGREED THIS IS THE BEST OF THE BEST, current vintage is 2010, 2008 will arrive Monday -LIBRARY COLLECTION-was held back 10 years before release,A FIRST,$269/btl. a MUST HAVE! READ ON...We have 8x6 packs of the 2008 reserved...4X6 PACKS NOT SPOKEN FOR AT THIS TIME...OULALA!
Amber hue with green and orange tints. Fine, even and lively sparkle. Complex and intense bouquet disclosing candied citrus, yellow fruit, Williams pear, pollen, and toasted almond. The delicately seductive bouquet shows intensity and well-honed precision. The wine is powerful, full yet tight, on entry to the palate. The 2008 is undeniably well structured but in a particular way: the wine's almost saline concentration has not been created by the sun, but is derived from the dryness of the chalk soil in a particularly cool summer. The result is a smooth, almost liquorous, mouthfeel that coats the palate with a powerful yet soft texture. This gives way to an incredible finish, underpinned by freshness and an impression of absolute purity with a taut and very saline character. The Cristal 2008 is deep, intense and masterful. It offers the quintessential reflection of its chalk soils which lend it is velvety texture and delicate tension. This wine's energy has been tamed by an unusually long period of bottle ageing: Cristal 2008 was in fact aged for 10 years before its release on the market. A first!
Blend: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay