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:
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.
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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 or to reserve a case. Cheers!!!


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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