Friday, January 17, 2014

Special Finds Jan 17, 2014

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!
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.

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.

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