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@gwineco.com
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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 !

Monday, February 10, 2014

Finds Feb 10, 2014

Best values in Cali. BUEHLER VINEYARDS!!!
 
Ready for THREE excellent VERY NICE and HEAVILY DISCOUNTED DOMESTIC REDS and WHITE Grape Wine Co's favorites BACK ON DEAL 
 
Wow! All three EXCELLENT, all three OLD TIME GRAPE WINE COMPANY FAVORITES, please read below  and pdf attached for accolades/descriptions: 
 
White:
CALIFORNIA:
2012 BUEHLER RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY-$13.95/BTL.  This IS insane, a 100% Russian River  Valley (prime appelation for Chardonnays) under $14??? Wow!!!
ONLY 29 CASES, WILL GO FAST!!!
This  RICH, SLIGHTLY BUTTERY ULTRA SMOOTH CHARDONNAY STAR  is easy drinking  and has a rich straw gold color in the glass .
It is perfumed with scents of mango, passion fruit and guava. Summer's ripe nectarines and honeydew melon, and a squeeze of lime unveil themselves as you sip. Very nice touch of toasty oak and butter. This  Chardonnay loves food as much as you do: Seafood, chicken, pork and pasta are excellent menu options! Overall a very well rounded, balanced, rich yet well defined Chardonnay, great for parties...AND...A BARGAIN!!!
 
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Reds:
 
CALIFORNIA
2011 BUEHLER NAPA CAB- was $27.95/btl. now $19.95/BTL. for the LAST 20 cases BEST BUY FOR REDS IN CALI !!!
(GREATEST CALIFORNIA VALUE FOR CALIFORNIA CAB in the Wine Spectator and "BEST BUY" too)
 
To me, this is a decadent red from NAPA 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 Napa 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 2020+.
This is QUITE AN ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR A RED UNDER $20, DENSE, SMOOTH AND FULL-BODIED WITH A FOCUSED BAND OF SPICY CURRANT,  BLACKBERRY, CEDAR, CHOCOLATE AND PLUM FLAVORS...THIS CABERNET BEGS FOR STEAK, GAME OR RACK OF LAMB, PERFECT FOR PARTIES TOO!!!  
 
 20 CASES AVAILABLE AT that great price of $19.95/BTL.
 
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CALIFORNIA
2011 BUEHLER NAPA RED ZINFANDEL-$19.95/BTL.
 
A smooth, beefy intense yet super refined fruit forward RED ZIN with silky soft tannins and a nice balance, qualities usually associated with $30+ RED ZINS!
 A lot of WINE  FOR THE MONEY 
Dense, rich (14.9%) and distinctive with wonderful spice and pepper,  this isn't overly heavy nor tutti fruity like a lot of red zins, yet is rife with roast beef and red peppercorn accents to its black currant and blackberry flavors, persisting impressively on the complex finish, a great VERSATILE DINNER wine made for MEAT, GAME, SAUSAGES, ITALIAN FOOD (Think a big hunk of LASAGNA ) , BURGERS (Forget the beer !) and ALL comfort foods.
 
15 CASES AVAILABLE AT $19.95/BTL.
 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Special Finds Jan 17, 2014



Who said HIGHLY RATED EUROPEAN REDS have to be EXPENSIVE?
The following four WINNERS-1 Italian and 3 French reds are all rated 90/100 to 92/100 and are ALL in the $14-$17 price range! To make matters EVEN better, they are GREAT to drink now but will also cellar-if you choose-for another 6-8 years...Talk about a LOT of BANG for the BUCK! 
Wine #1:  2010 BORGO SCOPETO CHIANTI CLASSIC$14.95/BTL.   92/100

Interested in  A STEAL? 92/100 (Wine Spectator) AND ONLY $14.95!!! Good to drink and/or cellar.  Only 22 cases avail.
Offers an interesting combination of currant, raspberry and roasted meat on the nose. Full-bodied, with chewy and velvety tannins and a spicy dried fruit long aftertaste. Mostly Sangiovese with a little cab. Drink now and for the next 10 years.  Taste like a great $20-25 red, BEST BUY of ALL!
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The following three French reds are SERIOUS/COMPLEX REDS (Grand Crus)DUBOEUF BEAUJOLAIS, ALL THREE GOOD TO DRINK NOW and for the NEXT 6-8 YEARS, not light wimpy fruity wines like the famous Beaujolais Nouveau. These 3 wines all taste like their much more expensive Pinot Noir brothers from the rest of the Burgundy region at a fraction of the cost. You will not get this kind of quality and style from France at this price.
2011 will be a great millésime (vintage) in Beaujolais - complex, serious, solid and rich in delicious flavors. There is something divine about it. It is like nature has granted, under the sunshine of April, June and August, a dazzling body,” proclaimed Duboeuf.

Wine #22011 DUBOEUF Moulin-À-Vent Flower $16.50 Normally $20 => 90/100 from Wine Spectator 12 cases left.

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Wine#3 :2011 Jean-Ernest Descombes Morgon $16.95 reg $20 => 91/100 and Smart Buy Award from Wine Spectator
First Wine Listed in the SMART BUY Section of the January 2013 Wine Spectator issue!!  !!!
10 cases left, BEST BUY of the three French reds featured today.

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Wine #3: 2011 Chêteau De Nervers (Brouilly) $15.95 Normally $17-$18 
Wine and Spirits Best Buy Award 12 cases left.