Recent Back Vintage New Arrivals

Recent Back Vintage New Arrivals
Aged Wines Back to 1982

Today’s offer is a collection of recently acquired Back Vintage Wines in great condition. 

We have Bordeaux back to 1982 in the mix. Bottles of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, a small collection of 2016 Barolo, min-vertical of Gonon St. Joseph, and smattering of late 1980s Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cheers,
Jeremy

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Aldo Conterno - Barolo Romirasco 2006 (1.5L)
Aldo Conterno - Barolo Romirasco 2006 (1.5L)
Red Wine 
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Varietal: Nebbiolo
 
Current price:  $506.00
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Alzinger - Hollerin Riesling Smaragd Wachau 2012 (750)
Alzinger - Hollerin Riesling Smaragd Wachau 2012 (750ml)
White Wine 
WA
90

Fuller than its Liebenberg counterpart and faintly warm (though analytically harboring the same moderate (13.5%) alcohol) Alzinger’s 2012 Riesling Smaragd Hollerin reflects the deeper loess-overlain soils of this site. Apple... Read More

 
Current price:  $51.00
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Benoit Dehu - Brut Nature Champagne La Rue Des Noyers (2017) NV (750)
Benoit Dehu - Brut Nature Champagne La Rue Des Noyers (2017) NV (750ml)
Sparkling Wine 
V
94

The NV (2017) Cuvée La Rue des Noyers is a gorgeous wine especially for the year. The 2017 bristles with energy and complexity as it opens with aeration. Apricot tangerine peel spice ginger lemon confit and a touch of oak all... Read More

 
Current price:  $105.00
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Benoit Dehu - Brut Nature Champagne La Rue Des Noyers Rose (2019) NV (750)
Benoit Dehu - Brut Nature Champagne La Rue Des Noyers Rose (2019) NV (750ml)
Sparkling Wine 
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Varietal: Pinot Noir
 
Current price:  $147.00
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Benoit Dehu - Brut Nature Champagne La Rue Des Noyers Rose NV (750)
Benoit Dehu - Brut Nature Champagne La Rue Des Noyers Rose NV (750ml)
Sparkling Wine 
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Varietal: Champagne Blend
 
Current price:  $147.00
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Benoit Dehu - Extra Brut Champagne Cuvee l'Orme (2017) NV (750)
Benoit Dehu - Extra Brut Champagne Cuvee l'Orme (2017) NV (750ml)
Sparkling Wine 
V
94

The NV (2017) Cuvée L’Orme is another impressive Champagne from Benoît Déhu. Aromatic and light on its feet L'Orme shows the more delicate nuanced side of Pinot Noir off to great effect. Kirsch wild flowers mint spice... Read More

 
Current price:  $169.00
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Benoit Dehu - Rose Champagne Cuvee Initiation (2019) NV (750)
Benoit Dehu - Rose Champagne Cuvee Initiation (2019) NV (750ml)
Sparkling Wine 
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Varietal: Champagne Blend
 
Current price:  $90.00
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Biondi Santi - Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva 2016 (750)
Biondi Santi - Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva 2016 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WS
98
WA
99
JD
98
JS
98
V
96

The 2016 Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva is layered and unfolds in the glass with incense baking spice ripe red cherry and cedar. It has more concentration and length through the mid-palate and offers an impeccable balance of structure... Read More

 
Current price:  $725.00
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Biondi-Santi - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva La Storica 1985 (750)
Biondi-Santi - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva La Storica 1985 (750ml)
Red Wine 
V
99

It’s almost impossible to imagine that the 1985 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva La Storica has just celebrated its thirty-sixth birthday. It displays a brilliant ruby red color and amazing clarity in the glass with only the slightest... Read More

 
Current price:  $1,350.00
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Bodegas Lan - Rioja Culmen Reserva 2017 (750)
Bodegas Lan - Rioja Culmen Reserva 2017 (750ml)
Red Wine 
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Varietal: Tempranillo
 
Current price:  $68.00
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Bollinger - PN TX17 Blanc De Noirs Nv Champagne NV (750)
Bollinger - PN TX17 Blanc De Noirs Nv Champagne NV (750ml)
Sparkling Wine 
WS
93
D
93
V
93

The nose is remarkably fine and complex expressing scents of orchard fruit white peach apricot and lemon with a touch of verbena. On the palate the immediate impression is of a certain unctuosity providing great charm and even... Read More

 
Current price:  $135.00
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Bruno Clavelier - Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Brulees 2015 (750)
Bruno Clavelier - Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Brulees 2015 (750ml)
Red Wine 
BH
90-93
V
93

A highly perfumed nose speaks of a dense and well-layered mix of red raspberry plum violet sandalwood cinnamon and once again lavender nuances. There is notably better concentration to the powerful serious and stony middle weight... Read More

 
Current price:  $353.00
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Cascina Fontana - Barolo 2016 (750)
Cascina Fontana - Barolo 2016 (750ml)
Red Wine 
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Varietal: Nebbiolo
 
Current price:  $65.00
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Catena Zapata - Malbec Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae 2019 (750)
Catena Zapata - Malbec Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae 2019 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
98
JS
97
V
96

Founded in 1902 by the current proprietor’s grandfather, who, after emigrating from Italy four years earlier, planted the first Malbec on the foothills of the Andes in Mendoza. Catena Zapata helped establish Argentina’s... Read More

 
Current price:  $219.00
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Chateau Angelus - St. Emilion 2007 (750)
Chateau Angelus - St. Emilion 2007 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WE
92
WA
92
D
94

Intense and enticing campfire smoke this has beautiful rich fruits behind the grilled aromatics and is open and just about ready to begin drinking. A lighter vintage in general across Bordeaux but you see how Angléus overdelivers... Read More

 
Current price:  $350.00
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Château Canon-La Gaffelière - St.-Emilion 2018 (750)
Château Canon-La Gaffelière - St.-Emilion 2018 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WS
96
WE
94-96
WA
95+
JD
95
JS
96
V
97

Another beautiful vintage for this cuvée the 2018 Château Canon La Gaffelière is based on 50% Merlot 35% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in 50% new French oak with... Read More

 
Current price:  $106.00
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Château d'Yquem - Sauternes 2016 (750)
Château d'Yquem - Sauternes 2016 (750ml)
White Wine 
WA
98+
D
97
JD
99
JS
99
TWI
98
V
94-97

Despite a rich botrytis character this balances impact with delicacy. Clear citrus on the nose with a hint of flint and smoke allowing the soft white flowers and lime blossom to steal up on you slowly. There are caramel notes... Read More

 
Current price:  $459.00
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Château dYquem - Sauternes 1988 (750ml)
Château d'Yquem - Sauternes 1988 (750ml)
White Wine 
WA
96
V
96

The 1988 d'Yquem is almost identical to the bottle I tasted in 2016. This is almost Barsac-like in style on the nose with scents of barley sugar complemented by marmalade and mandarin fresh and vibrant with a palpable sense... Read More

 
Current price:  $525.00
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Chateau d'Yquem - Vertical Case 2010-2013-2016 (373)
Chateau d'Yquem - Vertical Case 2010-2013-2016 (375ml 3 pack)
WS
94-98
WA
95-98+
V
94-96+

2010: 96+VM Deep yellow with a golden tinge. Intense aromas of very ripe tropical fruit beeswax honey and raisin are lifted by a strong mineral edge. Very fresh rich and sweet on entry then extremely light on its feet with refined... Read More

 
Current price:  $800.00
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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou - St.-Julien 1982 (750)
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou - St.-Julien 1982 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WS
91
WA
96
RP: 94 ""A wine of extraordinary aromatic complexity and finesse this sweet effort possesses a dark ruby color with a pink rim. Once past the gloriously complex aromatics (blueberries black currants minerals and underbrush) the... Read More
 
Current price:  $550.00
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Château Fonbadet - Pauillac 2018 (750)
Château Fonbadet - Pauillac 2018 (750ml)
Red Wine 
JD
91-93
V
94

I loved the 2018 Château Fonbadet a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend (there’s 25% Merlot) that’s aging in 50% new French oak. Classic Pauillac notes of cassis lead pencil graphite cold fireplace and ample earthy... Read More

 
Current price:  $49.00
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Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste - Pauillac 2018 (750)
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste - Pauillac 2018 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WS
95
WA
93
V
96

The 2018 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is fabulous just as it was from barrel. Strong Cabernet inflections soar out of the glass giving the wine a compelling aromatic profile laced with the essence of graphite dried herbs menthol and dark... Read More

 
Current price:  $115.00
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Château La Fleur-Pétrus - Pomerol 2018 (3000)
Château La Fleur-Pétrus - Pomerol 2018 (3L)
Red Wine 
WS
94
WE
96
WA
97+
JD
95-97
JS
99
V
97
#43 James Suckling Top 100 Wines of 2021

The 2018 Château La Fleur-Petrus checks in as a blend of 91% Merlot 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. It's another inky colored beauty that boasts full-bodied richness and depth as well as thrilling notes of crème... Read More

 
Current price:  $2,000.00
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Chateau Latour - Pauillac Ex-Chateau with Proof Tags 2009 (750)
Chateau Latour - Pauillac Ex-Chateau with Proof Tags 2009 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WS
99
WE
99
WA
100
JS
100
The 2009 is characterized by a great concentration and an unseen quantity of tannins which possess extraoridinary aromatic intensity freshness and precision. It is rich ripe and mineral with a very long lingering finish."
 
Current price:  $1,295.00
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Château Léoville Las Cases - St.-Julien 2009 (750)
Château Léoville Las Cases - St.-Julien 2009 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WS
98
WA
98+
V
97

The 2009 Léoville Las-Cases simply delivers on the nose with intense blackberry wild hedgerow graphite and crushed stone aromas on the nose. You would put this down as a Pauillac if served blind unsurprising given that... Read More

 
Current price:  $410.00
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Château Lynch-Bages - Pauillac 2005 (750)
Château Lynch-Bages - Pauillac 2005 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WS
96
WE
96
WA
94
JS
96
V
95+
The 2005 vintage is one of our greatest vintages of recent decades. Lynch-Bages 2005 was aged in 80% new oak which is the most the Chateau has ever used feeling it necessary to cloak the exceptional fruit and powerful tannins."
 
Current price:  $298.00
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Château Lynch-Bages - Pauillac 2000 (750)
Château Lynch-Bages - Pauillac 2000 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WS
96
WE
95
WA
97
JS
95
The wine of Château Lynch-Bages is part of the lineage of the great Pauillac wines. Blended mostly from Cabernet Sauvignon it combines structure and finesse elegance and longevity. It is further distinguished by its opulence.... Read More
 
Current price:  $395.00
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Chateau Montelena - Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1987 (750)
Chateau Montelena - Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1987 (750ml)
Red Wine 
Country: USA
Region: California
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
 
Current price:  $280.00
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Château Pavie - St.-Emilion 2005 (750)
Château Pavie - St.-Emilion 2005 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WS
96
WA
100
WC
96
V
97

Six years have passed since I last tasted the 2005 Pavie. In that time the wine has moved into its first plateau of maturity. Heady and explosive the 2005 possesses tremendous richness right out of the gate. An infusion of inky... Read More

 
Current price:  $550.00
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Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande - Pauillac 2018 (1500)
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande - Pauillac 2018 (1.5L)
Red Wine 
WS
98
WE
98
WA
97+
JD
96-98+
JS
97
V
97+
#2 of Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2021

The top wine is the 2018 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse De Lalande a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon 23% Merlot 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Compared to the 2010 by director Nicolas Glumineau... Read More

 
Current price:  $650.00
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Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte - Pessac-Léognan 2017 (750ml)
Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte - Pessac-Léognan 2017 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WS
95
WA
97+
JS
97
V
97

Wonderful depth of fruit here with blackberries wet earth mushrooms dark chocolate and violets. Full-bodied tight and poised with polished and compressed tannins. Consistent finish. Linear and focused. A blend of 60% cabernet... Read More

 
Current price:  $115.00
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Chionetti - Barolo Bussia Pianpolvere 2016 (750)
Chionetti - Barolo Bussia Pianpolvere 2016 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WS
95
WE
93
V
90+

Chionetti's 2016 Barolo Bussia Vigna Pianpolvere is laced with dark macerated cherry kirsch mint orange peel spice and licorice. Rich and ample on the palate the 2016 offers fine depth and enough freshness to drink well for... Read More

 
Current price:  $99.00
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Clau De Nell - Anjou Cuvee Violette Loire 2018 (750)
Clau De Nell - Anjou Cuvee Violette Loire 2018 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WS
92
WA
96
V
91

The 2018 Anjou Cuvée Violette is full-bodied and rounded offering a soft embrace. True to its name it does smell of violets as well as wood smoke spice and dark black fruits. There's concentration here no doubt due to the... Read More

 
Current price:  $60.00
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Clau De Nell - Chenin Blanc 2017 (750)
Clau De Nell - Chenin Blanc 2017 (750ml)
White Wine 
WE
93

This biodynamic estate was started in 2008 by Anne-Claude Leflaive and continued by her husband Christian Jacques. But its history is the soil they recognized as perfect for excellent Chenin Blanc. This wine captures intense fruit... Read More

 
Current price:  $79.00
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Clau De Nell - Chenin Blanc 2020 <span>(750ml)</span>
Clau De Nell - Chenin Blanc 2020 (750ml)
White Wine 
Country: France
Region: Loire
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
 
Current price:  $80.00
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Conterno Cantine Nervi - Gattinara Molsino 2018 <span>(1.5L)</span>
Conterno Cantine Nervi - Gattinara Molsino 2018 (1.5L)
Red Wine 
V
98+

The 2018 Gattinara Molsino emerges from a relatively warm sunny spot on the estate at 400 meters in elevation. It presents myriad shades of dark cherry/plum fruit sage menthol new leather and dark spices. Potent and virile in... Read More

 
Current price:  $385.00
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Conterno Cantine Nervi - Gattinara Valferana 2018 <span>(750ml)</span>
Conterno Cantine Nervi - Gattinara Valferana 2018 (750ml)
Red Wine 
V
96

The 2018 Gattinara Valferana is explosive right out of the glass. Supporting veins of tannin carry a core of red fruit cinnamon rose petal blood orange mint and white pepper. The Valferana is complex and wonderfully deep from... Read More

 
Current price:  $170.00
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Conterno Cantine Nervi - Gattinara Valferana 2018 <span>(1.5L)</span>
Conterno Cantine Nervi - Gattinara Valferana 2018 (1.5L)
Red Wine 
V
96

The 2018 Gattinara Valferana is explosive right out of the glass. Supporting veins of tannin carry a core of red fruit cinnamon rose petal blood orange mint and white pepper. The Valferana is complex and wonderfully deep from... Read More

 
Current price:  $475.00
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Cucco - Barolo Cerrati 2016 (750)
Cucco - Barolo Cerrati 2016 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WE
95
WA
92

The Tenuta Cucco 2016 Barolo Cerrati reveals a delicate and classic approach with tart cherry dried plum tar and licorice. The wine's intensity is moderate and it eases back on the complexity as well showing instead a direct... Read More

 
Current price:  $72.00
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dAiguilhe - Cotes de Castillon 2015 <span>(750ml)</span>
d'Aiguilhe - Cotes de Castillon 2015 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WS
92
WA
90-92
JS
92
V
90

"This is a red that shows depth and intense minerality as well as dark-berry and sea-salt undertones. Medium-bodied tight and focused with blueberry and black-cherry character. Show focus and tightness. Drink now."

 
Current price:  $35.00
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Domaine de Cherisey - Meursault 1er Cru La Piece Sous Le Bois 2020 (750)
Domaine de Cherisey - Meursault 1er Cru La Piece Sous Le Bois 2020 (750ml)
White Wine 


Due to the Covid pandemic, the few professional critics that make the trip up to Cherisey did not during this release, and thus there are no reviews as of yet as the property does not submit bottles for off-site critic tastings.... Read More

 
Current price:  $124.00
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Domaine de Cherisey - Meursault Blagny 1er Cru Genelotte 2020 <span>(750ml)</span>
Domaine de Cherisey - Meursault Blagny 1er Cru Genelotte 2020 (750ml)
White Wine 
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Varietal: Chardonnay
 
Current price:  $124.00
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Domaine de Cherisey - Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Hameau De Blagny 2020 (750)
Domaine de Cherisey - Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Hameau De Blagny 2020 (750ml)
White Wine 
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Varietal: Chardonnay
 
Current price:  $124.00
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Domaine De La Cote - Pinot Noir Memorious Santa Rita Hills 2021 (750)
Domaine De La Cote - Pinot Noir Memorious Santa Rita Hills 2021 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WS
95
WE
95
WA
93
JS
97

Crushed stone raspberry and strawberry character. Medium-bodied with density and a toned structured. White pepper notes come through. Racy and bright. Drink or hold.

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Current price:  $93.00
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Domaine de la Grange des Peres - Vin de Pays de lHerault Blanc 2016 <span>(750ml)</span>
Domaine de la Grange des Peres - Vin de Pays de l'Herault Blanc 2016 (750ml)
White Wine 
Country: France
Region: Languedoc Roussillon
Varietal: Rhone White Blends
 
Current price:  $570.00
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Domaine de la Grange des Peres - Vin de Pays de lHerault Rouge 2019 <span>(750ml)</span>
Domaine de la Grange des Peres - Vin de Pays de l'Herault Rouge 2019 (750ml)
Red Wine 
Country: France
Region: Languedoc Roussillon
Varietal: Red Blend
 
Current price:  $204.00
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Domaine de la Grange des Peres - Vin de Pays de l'Herault Rouge 2018 (750)
Domaine de la Grange des Peres - Vin de Pays de l'Herault Rouge 2018 (750ml)
Red Wine 
Winemaker Laurent Vaille's south-facing vines get very low yields normally from twenty to twenty-five hectoliters per hectare. All are pruned in the gobelet style. The simultaneous restraint and power of his wines makes them... Read More
 
Current price:  $212.00
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Domaine de la Grange des Peres - Vin de Pays de lHerault Rouge 2015 <span>(750ml)</span>
Domaine de la Grange des Peres - Vin de Pays de l'Herault Rouge 2015 (750ml)
Red Wine 
Country: France
Region: Languedoc Roussillon
Varietal: Red Blend
 
Current price:  $350.00
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Domaine de la Grange des Peres - Vin de Pays de lHerault Rouge 2009 <span>(750ml)</span>
Domaine de la Grange des Peres - Vin de Pays de l'Herault Rouge 2009 (750ml)
Red Wine 
Country: France
Region: Languedoc Roussillon
Varietal: Red Blend
 
Current price:  $503.00
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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti - La Tâche 2018 (750ml)
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti - La Tâche 2018 (750ml)
Red Wine 
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Varietal: Pinot Noir
 
Current price:  $7,830.00
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Domaine de la Romanee-Conti - Romanee St. Vivant 2014 (750)
Domaine de la Romanee-Conti - Romanee St. Vivant 2014 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
95
V
94+

Bright full red Restrained but very pure perfume of dark raspberry black cherry menthol licorice and black pepper Dense silky and suave on entry conveying a sexy sweetness to its juicy dark fruit mineral and spice flavors This... Read More

 
Current price:  $3,500.00
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Domaine de Montille - Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Cailleret 2018 <span>(750ml)</span>
Domaine de Montille - Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Cailleret 2018 (750ml)
White Wine 
WA
90-93
BH
91-94
JM
93-97
V
91-93

Discreet wood serves as a relatively neutral backdrop for the cool elegant and airy aromas of ripe white orchard fruit spice and floral scents. A notably more refined palate feel is present on the delicious stony and enveloping... Read More

 
Current price:  $195.00
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Domaine Du Collier - Saumur Blanc 2019 <span>(750ml)</span>
Domaine Du Collier - Saumur Blanc 2019 (750ml)
White Wine 
Country: France
Region: Loire
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
 
Current price:  $50.00
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Domaine Du Collier - Saumur Rouge La Ripaille 2019 <span>(750ml)</span>
Domaine Du Collier - Saumur Rouge La Ripaille 2019 (750ml)
Red Wine 
Country: France
Region: Loire
Varietal: Cabernet Franc
 
Current price:  $59.00
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Domaine Jean Francois - Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard The Twelve Rows 2018 <span>(750ml)</span>
Domaine Jean Francois - Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard The Twelve Rows 2018 (750ml)
White Wine 
V
94

The 2018 Chardonnay Sanford and Benedict Vineyard The Twelve Rows shows a light hand in its expression of this historic Sta. Rita Hills site. Hints of apricot tangerine oil spice and tropical fruit all meld together effortlessly... Read More

 
Current price:  $85.00
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Domaine Jean Francois - Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard The Twelve Rows 2018 <span>(750ml)</span>
Domaine Jean Francois - Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard The Twelve Rows 2018 (750ml)
Red Wine 
V
94

The 2018 Pinot Noir Sanford and Benedict Vineyard The Twelve Rows is sourced from Block T6 which was planted in 1995. It was done with very gentle extractions the fruit crushed by foot with native ferments after which it spent... Read More

 
Current price:  $85.00
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Domaine Rossignol-Trapet - Gevrey Chambertin Aux Etelois 2019 (750)
Domaine Rossignol-Trapet - Gevrey Chambertin Aux Etelois 2019 (750ml)
Red Wine 
BH
89-91
JM
90-92

A slightly riper and more elegant nose presents notes of red currant plum violet and earth but less sauvage nuances. The sleek round and nicely caressing medium weight flavors are not quite as dense but they do possess a finer... Read More

 
Current price:  $135.00
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Domaine Trapet - Bourgogne Rouge 2020 (750)
Domaine Trapet - Bourgogne Rouge 2020 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
89
JG
89

The 2020 Bourgogne Rouge from Domaine Trapet is a lovely example in the making. The bouquet is bright and classy offering up impressive early complexity in its blend of red and black cherries plums a fine base of soil bitter chocolate... Read More

 
Current price:  $45.00
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Domaine Trapet - Chambertin Grand Cru 2020 (750)
Domaine Trapet - Chambertin Grand Cru 2020 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
96-98
JM
95-99
V
95-97
JG
98

The Trapet family’s 2020 Chambertin is a great young wine. The bouquet delivers beautiful precision and purity in its constellation of black cherries sweet dark berries cassis black minerality cigar wrapper grilled meats just... Read More

 
Current price:  $999.00
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Domaine Trapet - Chambertin Grand Cru 2019 <span>(750ml)</span>
Domaine Trapet - Chambertin Grand Cru 2019 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
96-98
BH
93-96
JM
96-98
V
94-96

This is aromatically similar to the Latricières though it's even cooler with a bit more earth floral and spice influences. There is outstanding power to the bigger richer and more concentrated big-bodied flavors that also... Read More

 
Current price:  $1,088.00
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Domaine Trapet - Cote De Nuits Villages Meix Fringuet 2020 (750)
Domaine Trapet - Cote De Nuits Villages Meix Fringuet 2020 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
89-91
V
90
JG
89+

The 2020 bottling of Côte de Nuits Villages “Meix Fringuet” made from vines planted in 1975 in the village of Brochon was showing beautifully as well at the time of my visit. The bouquet is deep bright and black fruity wafting... Read More

 
Current price:  $48.00
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Domaine Trapet - Gevrey-Chambertin 2020 (750)
Domaine Trapet - Gevrey-Chambertin 2020 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
90-92
V
90
JG
90+

The 2020 Gevrey villages is another excellent wine chez Trapet. The nose is pure and refined offering up scents of black cherries dark berries gamebird a fine base of dark soil tones raw cocoa a touch of new wood and a smoky topnote.... Read More

 
Current price:  $85.00
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Domaine Trapet - Marsannay Rouge 2020 <span>(750ml)</span>
Domaine Trapet - Marsannay Rouge 2020 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
89-91
JG
90

The Domaine Trapet Marsannay is always so good that I asked Jean-Louis on this trip if the family ever held back any bottles in the cellar to see how the wine evolved with age. He laughed and said “no it is something we really... Read More

 
Current price:  $59.00
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Domaine Vacheron - Sancerre Le Pave 2021 (Pre-arrival) (750)
Domaine Vacheron - Sancerre Le Pave 2021 (Pre-arrival) (750ml)
White Wine Pre-arrival 
WE
96

This full-bodied wine is complex. Richness comes from the intense white fruits and good balance between almond and ripe spice. Underlying everything is youthful minerality that is destined to soften. Drink from 2025. Organic and... Read More

 
Current price:  $65.00
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Dominus Estate - Cabernet Sauvignon Napanook Vineyard Napa Valley 2015 <span>(750ml)</span>
Dominus Estate - Cabernet Sauvignon Napanook Vineyard Napa Valley 2015 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
93+
V
92
Napanook is a blend of Bordeaux varietals specifically selected from the estate vineyard for their lively fruit and bold character. Napanook wines are youthful and exuberant meant to be enjoyed regularly when a more casual wine... Read More
 
Current price:  $99.00
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Doyard - Extra-brut Premier Cru Champagne Clos De L'Abbaye 2016 (750)
Doyard - Extra-brut Premier Cru Champagne Clos De L'Abbaye 2016 (750ml)
Sparkling Wine 
JG
93+

The 2016 vintage of Clos de l’Abbaye from the Doyard family spent fully fifty-one months aging sur latte prior to its disgorgement in October of 2021. It was finished this year with a dosage of two grams per liter. The half... Read More

 
Current price:  $135.00
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Doyard - Grand Cru Blanc De Blancs Champagne 2009 (750)
Doyard - Grand Cru Blanc De Blancs Champagne 2009 (750ml)
Sparkling Wine 
WA
96

The intensely citrus colored 2009 Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Extra Brut offers a deep ripe fresh precise and concentrated bouquet with citrus fruit aromas intermixed with chalky-mineral notes. Pure crisp and racy yet very elegant... Read More

 
Current price:  $165.00
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Dumol - Chardonnay Heintz Isobel 2020 <span>(750ml)</span>
Dumol - Chardonnay Heintz Isobel 2020 (750ml)
White Wine 
WA
94

The 2020 Chardonnay Isobel Charles Heintz Vineyard was harvested on September 12 and matured in larger 300- to 500-liter barrels. It opens with creamy new oak spices over baked peaches baklava beeswax and jasmine. The palate is... Read More

 
Current price:  $73.00
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Fontodi - Flaccianello della Pieve 2009 (1.5L)
Fontodi - Flaccianello della Pieve 2009 (1.5L)
Red Wine Biodynamic Grown Organically 
WA
95
V
94

The 2009 Flaccianello is gorgeous but the relative shortcomings of the year relative to the sublime 2010 are apparent when the wines are tasted side by side. Firm tannins support a core of dark red fruit smoke and crushed flowers.... Read More

 
Current price:  $475.00
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Fratelli Alessandria - Barolo Gramolere 2018 (750)
Fratelli Alessandria - Barolo Gramolere 2018 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
94

With fruit from Monforte d'Alba the 2018 Barolo Gramolere is linear and tight with etched aromas of crisp forest berry iron ore blood orange blue violet and crushed stone. The wine is bright and expressive with time in the... Read More

 
Current price:  $74.00
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Fratelli Alessandria - Barolo Gramolere 2019 (750)
Fratelli Alessandria - Barolo Gramolere 2019 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
96+
KO
95
V
93-95

Cedar violet Asian spice and ripe black-skinned fruit aromas lift out of the glass along with balsamic whiffs of camphor. Juicy and full-bodied the smooth palate doles out ripe black cherry almond liqueur licorice alongside velvety... Read More

 
Current price:  $75.00
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Fratelli Alessandria - Barolo San Lorenzo Di Verduno 2018 <span>(750ml)</span>
Fratelli Alessandria - Barolo San Lorenzo Di Verduno 2018 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
94

The Fratelli Alessandria 2018 Barolo San Lorenzo di Verduno opens to a delicate and ethereal personality with fluttering aromas of blue flower cassis candied grapefruit and white pepper. The bouquet is fragrant and lifted giving... Read More

 
Current price:  $68.00
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Giacomo Conterno - Barolo Arione 2018 <span>(1.5L)</span>
Giacomo Conterno - Barolo Arione 2018 (1.5L)
Red Wine 
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Varietal: Nebbiolo
 
Current price:  $680.00
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Giacomo Conterno - Barolo Cerretta 2018 (750)
Giacomo Conterno - Barolo Cerretta 2018 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
95-97
FS
98
TWI
95-97

Glänzendes mitteldichtes Rubin mit feinem Granatschimmer. Intensive und zugleich offene Nase satt nach Himbeere und Zwetschge dazu etwas Leder und Trüffel im Hintergrund nach Rosen. Stoffig und satt wie ein Barolo aus Serralunga... Read More

 
Current price:  $286.00
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Giacomo Conterno - Barolo Cerretta 2018 <span>(1.5L)</span>
Giacomo Conterno - Barolo Cerretta 2018 (1.5L)
Red Wine 
WA
95-97
FS
98
TWI
95-97

Glänzendes mitteldichtes Rubin mit feinem Granatschimmer. Intensive und zugleich offene Nase satt nach Himbeere und Zwetschge dazu etwas Leder und Trüffel im Hintergrund nach Rosen. Stoffig und satt wie ein Barolo aus Serralunga... Read More

 
Current price:  $680.00
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Giacomo Conterno - Barolo Francia 2018 <span>(750ml)</span>
Giacomo Conterno - Barolo Francia 2018 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WS
95
WA
94-97
TWI
96-98
V
95+

The 2018 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Francia is very densely concentrated with fine tannins but it is not revealing much yet as it is so young. When tasted in May 2022 it was due to be bottled the following month. It is deep ruby... Read More

 
Current price:  $306.00
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HdV Hyde De Villaine - Chardonnay 2019 (750)
HdV Hyde De Villaine - Chardonnay 2019 (750ml)
White Wine 
WS
96
WA
96
JS
96

Honeysuckle oyster-shell and apple-pie aromas. Pears and lime sherbet too. Flinty. Full-bodied layered and integrated with fine phenolics. Some matchbox character comes through. Stemmy and spicy at the end from whole-cluster pressing.... Read More

 
Current price:  $85.00
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Il Poggione - Brunello di Montalcino 2016 (1500)
Il Poggione - Brunello di Montalcino 2016 (1.5L)
Red Wine 
WS
96
WA
95
V
97

Situated in the south of the municipality in Sant’Angello in Colle about 6 miles from town, this large estate was founded in the end of the nineteenth century by Lavinio Francheschi. It was also a founding member of the... Read More

 
Current price:  $250.00
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Isole E Olena - Collezione Privata Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana 2019 <span>(750ml)</span>
Isole E Olena - Collezione Privata Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana 2019 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
97
V
98

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Collezione Privata is one of the very finest vintages of the Isole e Olena Cabernet Sauvignon I have ever tasted and I have had the good fortune to taste them all. Deep and unctuous yet also full of... Read More

 
Current price:  $145.00
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Kongsgaard - Chardonnay Napa Valley 2020 <span>(750ml)</span>
Kongsgaard - Chardonnay Napa Valley 2020 (750ml)
White Wine 
V
94

The 2020 Chardonnay (Napa Valley) is exquisite. That's all there is to it. Creamy and rich yet not at all heavy the Napa Valley Chardonnay is perhaps a bit understated but also avoids the edginess of so many other wines in... Read More

 
Current price:  $154.00
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Lafarge - Meursault 2020 <span>(750ml)</span>
Lafarge - Meursault 2020 (750ml)
White Wine 
WA
89-91
V
90-92
JG
90+

The 2020 Meursault villages from Domaine Lafarge is also a lovely bottle in the making. The nose wafts from the glass in a vibrant blend of apple pear almond chalky soil tones dried flowers and a discreet framing of vanillin oak.... Read More

 
Current price:  $98.00
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Lafarge - Meursault 2021 <span>(750ml)</span>
Lafarge - Meursault 2021 (750ml)
White Wine 
BH
89-91
JG
92

A cool pure and airy nose freely offers up its array of mostly green apple zest and acacia blossom. There is again excellent density to the beautifully textured medium weight flavors that exhibit fine length on the saline-suffused... Read More

 
Current price:  $99.00
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Laherte Freres - Les Longues Voyes Extra Brut Blanc De Noirs Champagne [2018] (750)
Laherte Freres - Les Longues Voyes Extra Brut Blanc De Noirs Champagne [2018] (750ml)
Sparkling Wine 
V
94

The 2018 Extra Brut Blanc de Noirs Les Longues Voyes 1er Cru, 100% Pinot Noir, is the most engaging of the three parcellaire wines today. Aromatic, deep and exquisitely layered, the Longues Voyes is super-expressive today. Crushed... Read More

 
Current price:  $86.00
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Laherte Freres - Les Vignes D'autrefois Extra Brut Champagne 2018 (750)
Laherte Freres - Les Vignes D'autrefois Extra Brut Champagne 2018 (750ml)
Sparkling Wine 
V
94

The 2018 Extra Brut Vignes d’Autrefois is a selection of 100% Meunier sourced from vines planted between 1947 and 1964. Deeply-pitched and vinous, the Autrefois fills out beautifully with a bit of time in the glass. The... Read More

 
Current price:  $84.00
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Laherte Freres - Mont Aigu Blanc De Blancs Extra Brut Champagne 2015 (750)
Laherte Freres - Mont Aigu Blanc De Blancs Extra Brut Champagne 2015 (750ml)
Sparkling Wine 
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Varietal: Champagne Blend
 
Current price:  $136.00
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Le Piane - Boca 2015 (1500)
Le Piane - Boca 2015 (1.5L)
Red Wine 
WA
94
V
94+

The 2015 Boca is glorious. Freshly cut flowers sweet red berries mint pine and sweet red cherry are some of the notes that grace this vivid exquisitely beautiful wine. As always the Boca is taut and wonderfully vibrant with salivating... Read More

 
Current price:  $120.00
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Louis Jadot - Clos Vougeot 2017 (750)
Louis Jadot - Clos Vougeot 2017 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WS
93
WA
92
BH
93
V
90-92

A markedly floral if decidedly reticent nose that is trimmed in subtle oak influence speaks of spiced plum lavender violet and red cherry. The attractively concentrated and generously proportioned medium-bodied flavors brim with... Read More

 
Current price:  $214.00
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Louis Jadot - Gevrey-Chambertin Estournelles St.-Jacques 2017 (750)
Louis Jadot - Gevrey-Chambertin Estournelles St.-Jacques 2017 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WS
91
WA
91-93
BH
92
V
92-94

Ripe elegant cool and admirably pure aromas consist of red and dark currant trimmed in soft spice floral and earth nuances. The

 
Current price:  $135.00
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Margherita Otto - Barolo 2016 (1500)
Margherita Otto - Barolo 2016 (1.5L)
Red Wine 
WA
94+

The Margherita Otto 2016 Barolo (with 3600 bottles produced) is a firm and tightly knit expression with a solid center of gravity. The wine offers a dark and robust textural fabric with a pretty interlay of dark fruit dried cherry... Read More

 
Current price:  $238.00
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Marquis d'Angerville - Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Angles 2020 (750)
Marquis d'Angerville - Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Angles 2020 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
91-93
BH
91-93

Here the nose ramps up the floral influence even further though there is also ample earth influence to the ripe aromas of plum dark currant and just slice fennel. Once again the mouthfeel is gorgeous with its lilting texture and... Read More

 
Current price:  $199.00
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Marquis dAngerville - Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs 2014 (750ml)
Marquis d'Angerville - Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs 2014 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
93-95
BH
93
V
93

Outstanding. Classic ruby color. The understated nose only grudgingly reveals cool and ultra-pure aromas of violet herbal tea spice and a broad mélange of wild red berries. There is a really lovely vibrancy to the superbly well-detailed... Read More

 
Current price:  $225.00
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Massican - Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard 2021 (750)
Massican - Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard 2021 (750ml)
White Wine 
Country: United States
Region: California
Varietal: Chardonnay
 
Current price:  $70.00
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Massolino - Barolo Parafada 2017 (750ml)
Massolino - Barolo Parafada 2017 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
92
V
93

The 2017 Barolo Parafada comes across as compact and closed in on itself. There is plenty of depth and density but the Parafada is very tightly wound at this stage. It will be interesting to see what time in bottle brings. Today... Read More

 
Current price:  $90.00
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Mazzei - Castello Di Fonterutoli Siepi 2020 <span>(750ml)</span>
Mazzei - Castello Di Fonterutoli Siepi 2020 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
95
V
96

The 2020 Siepi is classy elegant and super-polished. Inky blue fruit lavender new leather cloves and mocha all meld together effortlessly. There is a sense of precision in the 2020 that is incredibly inviting. Even so the 2020... Read More

 
Current price:  $76.00
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Mazzei - Castello Di Fonterutoli Siepi 2019 (750)
Mazzei - Castello Di Fonterutoli Siepi 2019 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WS
96
WA
96
JS
98
V
99

This is a really racy and fine Siepi with currant black-cherry and dark-chocolate character. It’s medium-to full-bodied with very long intense tannins that are linear and fine-textured. Really builds on the palate. Super structure.... Read More

 
Current price:  $125.00
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Mazzei - Concerto Di Fonterutoli 2019 <span>(750ml)</span>
Mazzei - Concerto Di Fonterutoli 2019 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
95+
V
95

The 2019 Concerto di Fonterutoli the estate' 80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon blend is quite the powerhouse. Cabernet very much drives the blend in 2019 in its aromas flavors and overall structure. Dark cherry herbs... Read More

 
Current price:  $48.00
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Mazzei - Concerto Di Fonterutoli 2013 <span>(750ml)</span>
Mazzei - Concerto Di Fonterutoli 2013 (750ml)
Red Wine 
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Varietal: Red Blend
 
Current price:  $136.00
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Meo Camuzet - Corton Perrieres Grand Cru 2021 (750)
Meo Camuzet - Corton Perrieres Grand Cru 2021 (750ml)
Red Wine 
BH
91-94

A cool and equally restrained nose also derives mostly from the red side of the fruit spectrum especially cherry and raspberry along with pretty floral hints. There is excellent volume and punch to the medium-bodied flavors that... Read More

 
Current price:  $300.00
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Meo Camuzet Frere Et Soeurs - Echezeaux Grand Cru Les Rouges Du Bas 2020 <span>(750ml)</span>
Meo Camuzet Frere Et Soeurs - Echezeaux Grand Cru Les Rouges Du Bas 2020 (750ml)
Red Wine 
JG
95

The 2020 Echézeaux from Domaine Méo-Camuzet is a beautifully pure sappy and transparent example of the vintage. The bouquet reminds me quite a bit of a young Henri Jayer Echézeaux offering up a sappy blend of black plums sweet... Read More

 
Current price:  $857.00
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Nervi-Conterno - Gattinara Valferana Alto Piemonte 2016 (1500)
Nervi-Conterno - Gattinara Valferana Alto Piemonte 2016 (1.5L)
Red Wine 
WA
94+
V
96

The 2016 Gattinara Vigna Valferana is every bit as impressive from bottle as it was from cask. Rich and resonant the 2016 is so supremely beautiful as it opens up in the glass. It is a wine of real breadth and textural expansiveness.... Read More

 
Current price:  $261.00
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Outpost - Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 2019 <span>(750ml)</span>
Outpost - Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 2019 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
95
Outpost's 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% varietal sourced from around the winery plus some barrels from the True Vineyard that didn't make the cut for inclusion there. Just don't call it a second wine as it's... Read More
 
Current price:  $112.00
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Pian dell'Orino - Rosso di Montalcino 2012 (750)
Pian dell'Orino - Rosso di Montalcino 2012 (750ml)
Red Wine 
V
93

"The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is round supple and beautiful from the outset. The radiance and generosity of the vintage comes through in spades in an open textured Rosso that shows a little more weight and raciness than is the... Read More

 
Current price:  $37.00
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Pierre Gimonnet - Extra Brut Champagne Oenophile 2008 (750)
Pierre Gimonnet - Extra Brut Champagne Oenophile 2008 (750ml)
Sparkling Wine 
WA
92
V
93

The 2008 Extra-Brut Non-Dosé Oenophile is rich creamy and beautifully textured yet maintains the brightness and focus that are such signatures of the house style. A Champagne of real depth and power the 2008 is a wine for the... Read More

 
Current price:  $150.00
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Pierre Gonon - St.-Joseph 2014 (750)
Pierre Gonon - St.-Joseph 2014 (750ml)
Red Wine 
V
93

Opaque ruby. Highly expressive aromas of candied red and blue fruit along with suggestions of exotic flowers olive paste and smoky minerals. Sweet penetrating and seamless on the palate offering intense black raspberry blueberry... Read More

 
Current price:  $175.00
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Ramey - Chardonnay Platt Vineyard Sonoma Coast 2013 (750)
Ramey - Chardonnay Platt Vineyard Sonoma Coast 2013 (750ml)
White Wine 
WA
96
V
93+

David Ramey's 2013 Chardonnay Platt Vineyard is a wine of precision nuance and understatement. Orchard fruit mint and white pepper are some of the notes that emerge from this crystalline focused Chardonnay. Still there is... Read More

 
Current price:  $71.00
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Renato Ratti - Barolo Conca 2017 <span>(750ml)</span>
Renato Ratti - Barolo Conca 2017 (750ml)
Red Wine 
V
94

The 2017 Barolo Conca is laced with the essence of dark cherry menthol licorice lavender cloves and leather. Ample and deep yet also super-classic the 2017 Conca is incredibly harmonious in the early going. Even in this warm dry... Read More

 
Current price:  $65.00
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Renato Ratti - Barolo Rocche DellAnnunziata 2017 <span>(750ml)</span>
Renato Ratti - Barolo Rocche Dell'Annunziata 2017 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
94

From a historic vineyard site in La Morra the Renato Ratti 2017 Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata shows nicely balanced results in this vintage and is my favorite of this three Barolo release. The wine is redolent of dried cherry... Read More

 
Current price:  $65.00
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Vietti - Barolo Castiglione 2016 (750)
Vietti - Barolo Castiglione 2016 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
94+
JD
93
V
92
The grapes for the Castiglione are selected from vineyards located in Castiglione Falletto Monforte Barolo and Novello where the vines are planed an average of 4.800vines per hectare. The vines are 7 to 35 years old with yields... Read More
 
Current price:  $59.00
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Walter Scott - Pinot Noir Bacocho 2019 (750)
Walter Scott - Pinot Noir Bacocho 2019 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
98

Medium ruby-purple the 2019 Pinot Noir Bacocho is pure and expressive. A core of briary fruit is complemented by autumnal scents of mossy bark woodsmoke and cinnamon stick and it continues to reveal aromatic detail as it spends... Read More

 
Current price:  $127.00
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