Monday, January 25, 2016

Antucura Malbec 2014 will be here next week - Casarena Sinco cab/malbec meritage too. 90/100 AND 92/100

 
 
ANTUCURA HAS DONE IT AGAIN!!!

One of our favorite South American wineries from the UCO Valley in Mendoza, Argentina is Antucura.  We've loved their Cabernet Sauvignon as well as their sparkling Rose.  Monica and I opened up a bottle of their newest release the other night, the 2014 Malbec and once again, the wine is absolutely lovely AND stunning for the money.

 

Intense and brilliant in color with violet reflections.  Aromas of ripe red fruit and floral aromas.  On the palate, soft and lush with sweet tannins with notes of cherries, blackberries and cassis. If you enjoy grilled meats, game, BBQ, and/or hearty chunks of lasagna, DON'T PASS UP THIS MAJOR WINNER!

 

Apparently, the wine press agrees:

90 pts. – The Wine Enthusiast

90 pts. – Wine & Spirits Magazine "Best Buy"

90 pts. – James Suckling "Very aromatic and flavorful with dark berry, violet and

                                                                                      blueberry character."

 

Like the Cabernet Sauvignon – a tremendous value!

 

$16.95 a bottle

 

 

 

Introducing for the FIRST TIMECASARENA SINCO

Casarena (from Lujan de Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina) has introduced a wonderful blend made of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Malbec and, it's a blockbuster of wine.

The 2014 Sinco is intense with aromas of Asian spices and ripe dark fruits.  The palate is bold and complex, full-bodied with an extremely long finish.

 

92 "Best Buy" - "Casarena is based in two classical regions: Agrelo and Perdriel.  Winemaker Bernardo Bossi blends Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec in a wine that shows a delicious array of fresh red fruit and spice

                                                       notes, like pepper and cinnamon.  It's gentle enough to drink now yet

                                                       structured enough to cellar for another five years."

 

$19.95 a bottle

 

Please call us at (210) 828-2222  or email us at

oliver@gwineco.com or monica@gwineco.com

to reserve a case of either or both of these two

splendid Argentinian wines.

                                                      

 




 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New ANTUCURA FLAGSHIP CAB and BARGAIN RED AND WHITE LATOUR BURGUNDIES, sooooo MUCH wine for the buck, as always

 
1)
 
 
              Antucura cab… Again! 

Antucura winery from Vista Flores in Mendoza, Argentina has wowed us once again with not one,

But two wines!

 

Many of you jumped on the chance to purchase the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon which scored 95 pts. in

Decanter Magazine.  The 2014 ANTUCURA Cabernet has just been released and it's also a real stunner, of course, it doesn't hurt that WORLDWIDE SUPER STAR WINE MAKING CONSULTANT MICHEL ROLLAND IS INVOLVED IN THIS WINERY, JUST LIKE WITH CASARANA WINERY "NEXT DOOR".. 

 

 

 

The wine has deep, bright ruby tones.  On the nose, there are red fruits, pepper, spices and licorice.  On the palate, it has

a beefy, rich mouthfill with gentle tannins, with redcurrant, raspberries, chocolate and fresh herbs.  It has not been reviewed yet and will likely be

sold out before the reviews come out. EXPECT A 92/100 OR MORE...AS ALWAYS...and for UNDER$16   Trust us on this one… don't pass it up! RIDICULOUSLY PRICED AT $15.95/BTL. ONLY 12 CS AVAIL. AT THIS POINT

 

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2) 2013 LOUIS LATOUR MONTAGNY 1ST CRU "ROCHE" White Burgundy and 2013 LOUIS LATOUR MARSANNAY Red Burgundy, both RIDICULOUSLY PRICED at $19.95/btl!....See pdf.

 

UNBELIEVABLE! You get a wonderful 1ST CRU SINGLE VINEYARD white Burgundy (Montagny) and a  wonderful TRUE red Burgundy (Marsannay), both in pretty original wood crates  for UNDER $20, YES UNDER $20 for REAL Frwnch Burgundies!

LATOUR 2013 MARSANNAY RED BURGUNDY $19.95/BTL.

                       

A great vintage – this wine has a dark, deep color with very vibrant and lively fruit flavors. This Marsannay has an amazing elegance (it is pinot noir grape after all), with well-integrated, round, silky and velvety tannins and barrel aging that are almost undetectable.

An excellent effort, it should drink well for 10-15 years."
We say it's got value and style written all over it. See pdf
 
 
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                               LATOUR 2013 MONTAGNY 1ST CRU "LA GRANDE ROCHE" WHITE BURGUNDY ONLY $19.95!!! (was $25 last vintage)
 
See pdf
 
NICE CRISP and SUPER REFINED...perfect white Burgundy at the PERFECT price! 
 Amazing VALUE, you get a 1st cru single vineyard white Burgundy UNDER $20!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
The expression of the Chardonnay grape reaches incredible levels of complexity in Burgundy. Latour Montagny is full-bodied without being heavy displaying gorgeous meyer lemon, herb, straw and mineral flavors that race through the smooth rich, lengthy finish. There is NO better wine in the world with fish and seafood, of course chicken CORDON BLEU works too! DRINK NOW-2021
 

 

                                                                         

 

Please call us at (210) 828-2222 to reserve  cases or email us

oliver@gwineco.com or monica@gwineco.com.  By the way,

we got lucky with our shipment  as both Burgundies are packed in pretty 12 BOTTLE WOOD CRATES.


 

 

 

 

 


 


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Part 2/ FEW cases Super ALLOCATED JORDAN cab and chard FINALLY available and ON DEAL,a few cases anyway

Happy New Year!
 
 
JORDAN "FAMILY" OFFER, Jordan-second family generation winery is AS CONSISTENT AS IT GETS :
 
Finally available after being very allocated for the last  year, we have been re allocated/allowed 15 cases of each two Jordan wines, super consistent, complex and smooth, as always, THE JORDAN CHARD is SO REFINED, IT REMINDS ME OF A TOP SHELF WHITE BURGUNDY WITH A CALIFORNIA TWIST TO IT, THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS:
 
 
2011 JORDAN-Alexander Valley-CAB $53.95 on deal this week ONLY $51.95 4 cases left now!
 
 
2013 JORDAN-Russian River Valley-CHARD $32.95on deal this week ONLY $25.95That IS a TOTALLY INSANE PRICE for this iconic top shelf Chardonnay! 5 cases left now!
 
Enjoy both CLASSIC winners!
 

Jordan Russian River Chardonnay 2013 $ 32.95, NOW ON CRAZY-CRAZY DEAL $25.95!!!

Perfume-like aromas of mandarin orange and white raspberry open to a rich palate of fresh green apple and mango. Hand-crafted French oak nuances on the mid-palate are supported by a creamy texture and balanced finish, creating a white wine designed to stand the test of time. Enjoy now paired with seasoned white meat or creamy pasta dishes or cellar through 2018.

 

Jordan Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 $ 53.95, NOW ON DEAL $51.95!!!

Delicate aromas of fresh cranberry and red cherry mingle with enticing notes of cassis, chocolate and blackberry. Jordan cab is ALWAYS A TRUE CABERNET DRINKER'S CAB, dry, earthy , powerful-BUT NEVER HEAVY/CLUMSY/TUTTI FRUTi-and ALWAYS velvety smooth. The wine is round, soft and refined with elegant flavors of red currant, freshly cut herbs, vanilla bean and allspice. Predominantly French oak aging lends structure to the mid-palate with soft tannins and an inviting mouthfeel, balanced by a backbone of clean acidity. 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec. This wine's enduring finish makes it perfectly suited to enjoy today or cellar worthy through 2022-2027.

 
 
Thank you!  
 
OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO, INC.
210-828-2222
oliver@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
Celebrating 32 years in business in San Antonio 

MONICA A. RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO. INC.
monica@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
Celebrating 32 years in business in San Antonio


Monday, December 14, 2015

PERFECT TIMING/Crazy/fabulous 93/100 RIOJA RESERVA,buy a case of 6,get 6 crystal glasses in a GIFT case/

Happy Monday ! only 7x 6 packs left NOW... 

Is this PERFECT TIMING or what?
 
Only 10x6 packs available NOW then the great 93/100 (Parker) 2010 vintage is SOLD OUT, this 2010 is EVEN BETTER than the 2009 (90/100) offered before!:
 
 
2010 Marques de Murrieta RIOJA Reserva  $26.95/BTL.
 
Wine Spectator 
"The MARQUES DE MURRIETA RIOJA RESERVA  is made from 90% Tempranillo (and the rest Garnacha and Graciano), and is aged for 12 months in a combination of new and used French oak. Malolactic is done in oak, and the result is full-bodied, opaque purple-colored wine with superb richness as well as lots of blackberry, charcoal and cassis intermixed with licorice, new saddle leather, pepper and bouquet garni. This nearly viscous red should drink beautifully for another 8-10 years.
 
ROBER PARKER'S  Wine Advocate 
April 30, 2015 :
Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 2010

93 Points "There is gob-smacking precision and elegance here. It's a pure wine that is super harmonious, floral and fragrant. I simply fell in love with the nose. Now onto the palate. The entry is really fluid, and then it explodes in your mouth, filling it along a thread of fine acidity making it long and tasty. It has the same astonishing purity and harmony, focus and precision found in the nose. This has to be the best Reserva from Murrieta in recent times. Bravo! Mind boggling quality for the price asked."


 
 
 
So you ONLY spend $160 for a six pack, you get a GORGEOUS/HIGHLY RATED/5 YEAR-OLD RIOJA RESERVA and 6 CRYSTAL STEMS, how can you go wrong? Get 2x6 packs, get 12 stems..etc..etc..!
 
OLE!
Don't wait too long, ONLY 7 of those "babies" are available NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PERFECT FOR GIFTS TOO, YOU ARE NOT GIVING AWAY ONE BOTTLE, YOU ARE GIVING AWAY A CASE+6 GLASSES, CLEVERLY PACKAGED INSIDE THE CASE!
 
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OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO, INC.
210-828-2222
oliver@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
Celebrating 31 years in business in San Antonio
 
 
MONICA A. RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO, INC
210-828-2222
monica@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.com
Celebrating 31 years in business in San Antonio
 
 

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Ch de Beaucastel CDP 2013 first tranche offer, 4 crates left/Wonderful affordable red Bordeaux and Rhone too=FRENCH CONNECTION

 
The following three PRE SELECTED FRENCH REDS in ALL price points ARE PERFECT for ALL YOUR HOLIDAY FEASTS, great for GIFTS too:
 
 
WINE# 1) THE ICONIC KING OF CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE from the Rhone-and ON DEAL-
 
Remember, when you buy this RHONE ICON in the "first tranche" (first slice) offer, you save about $15/btl. while supplies last. Once the pre ordered first tranche cases are gone-12 left now-the next container with the exact same wine will sell for $15+ more per bottle.
 
2013 CHATEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE  95/100 (this Rhone ICON has been named in the WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100 LIST more than ANY Rhone wine EVER!)
 
4x6 packs (wood) available, $81.95/btl.
 
3X 6 packs (wood) of MAGNUMS available, $175/mag.
 
See pdf
 
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WINE# 2) THE NEWCOMER "BARGAIN" SINGLE VINEYARD COTES DU RHONE:
 
2014 SAINT COSME COTE DU RHONE $15.95 btl.
 
 
 

"In the heart of the appellation Gigondas, the Château de Saint Cosme is an exceptional estate, with its Gallo-Roman fermentation vats perfectly preserved. This fantastic historical site gives a good idea how our ancesters the gallo-romans were living. The property has been in our family since 1490 and we have been vignerons for 14 generations. We have 15 hectares of old vines (average 60 years old) with a yield of around 27Hos/Ha. The terroir is apparently homogeneous but it's actually geologically very diverse as the Dentelles de Montmirail makes it very complicated. Saint Cosme is exceptionally located at the crossing of two geological faults, which is very rare. This gives us an extraordinary diversity of soils. Our microclimate is cool and late ripening. Our Gigondas have the ability to be powerful and refined at the same time. The Saint Cosme's Chapel, located in the heart of our vineyard is a pure example of roman art. It was built at the XI and XII century. Purity, balance and beauty: the Chapel is a witness of the medieval times and it gives an intense and special atmosphere to our vineyard. Everyone should take five minutes to climb the little hill and visit it. Our dedication to Saint Cosme is total. We want to express at their best the extraordinary potential of the terroirs combinated with the old vines. The ancient know-how, the organic viticulture and the understanding of the terroirs are part of our strong ideas. It was with the "savoir-faire" of a vigneron we created in 1997 a negociant activity that one could call a "Negociant-Vigneron". During my various travels and tastings in the Rhône Valley, I often thought that many great terroirs were under-exploited. I really liked some locations and I wanted to try. My wish was to become a negociant which would work with the spirit of a vigneron using ancient methods. This was meaning: being and remaining a small producer, be followed by winemakers having the same ambition, transport my wines in casks to avoid to rack them and kill their fruit, trying to do only nice things every day. At Saint Cosme we usually work "à la main". I want to make wines which express their terroir with purity and personality. I want to make balanced wines with a great ability to Age."






 

                                                            Saint Cosme Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2014, 90/100, $15.95. ONLY 14 CASES AVAIL.


"Destemmed harvest. Limestony sands, red clay, rolling stones. Aged in vat. In 2014, the west of the Rhone valley got more rain than the eastern parts. You know that our two sources of Côtes du Rhône are the villafranchiennes terraces from the Gard and the village of Vinsobres on the east side of the Rhône valley. We then got this year two very different situations. The syrah being an early ripening grape in our region, it helped me a lot in such a vintage. My Côtes du Rhône 2014 will contain 75% of grapes from Vinsobres. I never used as much Vinsobres in the CDR. It is simple : to cook the best possible dish, you need the best products ; this year the best products were in Vinsobres. I am very lucky to take advantage this year of this fantastic source of syrah. The wine has a lot of personnality. The excellent levels of ripening reached here in 2014 are almost surrealistics given the vintage. A few vats still ferment.. There is more power in the 2014 than in the 2013 and the shining fruit of our CDR is there. With a good sensation of relief, the taste of ripening in the mouth is balanced by the freshness and the round texture. As my father would say, « il fait la queue » (« it is long »).Liquorish, gingerbread, redcurrant."



 NOVEMBER 30, 2015

 

 

St-Cosme Côtes du Rhône 2014

90 points-Wine Spectator 

Bright damson plum and blackberry coulis flavors glide along, carried by a mouth-watering anise note through the very meaty, rich, racy, spicy violet-edged finish.  Drink now through 2020.



 

This delicious "poor man's Gigondas" sell for $15.95 a bottle.  Please call us at (210) 828-2222 or email us at oliver@gwineco.com or monica@gwineco.com to reserve a case. Cheers!!!

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WINE# 3)  THE BARGAIN FROM BORDEAUX:
 
2012 CHATEAU TEYSSIER Puisseguin ST EMILION $17.95/btl.
 
Is there ANY need to go further? You get a GORGEOUS St. Emilion from this very reputable XVth century Chateau under $18!!! WOW
 
 

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

Blend: 72% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon

An excellent effort, it should drink well for 10-15 years."
We say it's got value and style written all over it.
 
How can you go wrong? Drink now through 2022+

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OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO, INC.
210-828-2222
oliver@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
Celebrating 31 years in business in San Antonio

 
MONICA A. RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO. INC.
monica@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
 
210-828-2222
Celebrating 31 years in business. 1984-2014


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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BEST OF THE BEST BRUNELLOS OF THE STUNNING 2010 VINTAGE. 6X6 PACKS AVAIL, 98/100-PARKER!!! POGG BRUNELLO WD 6PK

How about a 98/100(Parker) rated TOP BRUNELLO from the BEST VINTAGE-2010-IN TUSCANY in 25 years for UNDER $80? Definitely a "no brainer", 6x6 packs in SA and we got them all....YUM! Those 6x6 packs will be SOOOOOOOOOOOO LONG GONE by tonight!
 

98 points Parker, 95 points Wine Spectator #4 Wine of Year 2015 in the Wine Spectator top 100 wines of the year $78.95...A STEAL, 6X6 packs -wood-and that WILL BE IT! At that PRICE/RATING RATIO, buy a 6 pack to drink now and one to cellar for the future...if we have any left...

 

 

2010 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino

Il Poggione
A Sangiovese Dry Red Table wine from

Italy, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

Reviewer

Rating

Maturity

Current (Release) Cost

eRobertParker.com #217
Feb 2015

Monica Larner

98

Drink: 2017 - 2035

(85)

The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a striking wine that shows uncompromising varietal pureness, albeit in a most concentrated and elaborate form. This is what great Sangiovese is all about. There's so much happening on the nose and the wine brings you to cherry, spice, licorice, cured meat, pressed rose and grilled meat in equal measure. No one element overpowers the next. The mouthfeel is also tight and bright with the kind of fruit intensity that promises long cellar aging. This Brunello is only at the beginning of a long road ahead. The longer the wine stays in the glass, the more it offers in terms of complexity and intensity. This is a true standout that can be enjoyed for up to 20 years ahead.

Fabrizio Bindocci and his son Alessandro are the most accomplished father-son winemaking team I can think of today in Italy. Il Poggione is owned by Leopoldo and Livia Franceschi, but the phenomenal Bindocci duo are very much in the limelight. They excel in every aspect of winemaking, from vineyard management to wine marketing. Never have I encountered a Il Poggione Brunello as beautiful as the one released this year. This is one of the highest expression of Sangiovese you will ever taste.

Importer(s):

Terlato Wines International, 900 Armour Dr, Lake Bluff, IL 60044, (847) 604 8900 , www.terlatowines.com

 

IL POGGIONE

Brunello di Montalcino 2010


Score: 95

Release Price $85

Country Italy

Region Tuscany

Issue Jun 30, 2015

Top 100: 2015, Rank: 4


Tasting Note

Rich, with excellent density, ripe cherry and plum fruit, and a well-integrated structure. Licorice, earth and tobacco notes add depth while this cruises to a long, tobacco- and mineral-tinged finish. Shows balance and grip. Best from 2018 through 2033. 18,000 cases made.

–BS

 

 

OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO, INC.
210-828-2222
oliver@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
Celebrating 31 years in business in San Antonio

 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

part 2: HIGHEST RATED EVER/Cakebread FLAGSHIP CAB,2012 Dancing Bear single vineyard, 99/100(BEST EVER MADE),10X6 packs for the SA market and we GOT THEM ALL!

"Speaking" of interesting super RARE/ super HIGH END reds...   :
 
2012 CAKEBREAD DANCING BEAR CAB-99/100 (Parker)-Best EVER MADE.
 
10X collector's 6 bottle crates coming to SA and we GOT THEM ALL! 6 GORGEOUS WOODEN 6 PACKS LEFT!
 
What an ICON!
 
Only $139.95 for a rare iconic perfect 99/100 rated wine, QUITE THE BUY/FIND! s see pdf
 
 
OLIVER-PIERRE RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO, INC.
210-828-2222
oliver@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com
Celebrating 31 years in business in San Antonio

 

MONICA A. RESSEL
GRAPE WINE CO. INC.
monica@gwineco.com
gwineco@bizsatx.rr.com

Celebrating 31 years in business in San Antonio