The 2019 Puech-Haut is a a fabulous Rosé and one that Decanter Magazine calls, “one of the best and most attractively packaged in Languedoc.” It’s firm and elegant with flavors of white peach, strawberry and mango. It’s a crisp, vibrant Rosé that is the perfect summer wine enjoyed chilled by the pool but is also every bit up for the task of being paired with just about any kind of food you can cook up.
From one of the best Loire wineries and one that Vinous recently dubbed, “a benchmark producer of Saumur-Champigny”. The 2019 Saumur Blanc is a racy treat. It mixes aromas of ripe apple and melon mingled with ginger and honeysuckle all elegantly lifting from the glass and leading to a concentrated core of peach and apricot flavors. The finish lasts forever– chalky, super crisp and as mineral as can be with a wonderful spice component that lingers.
92 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2016 Bodega Poesia “Clos des Andes” is one of my greatest $15 dollar finds of the year. It has all the dense character that you should expect from vines under massive natural stress but by harvesting early in the season – it retains an enticing, mouth-watering acidity. That acidity perfectly balances with the rich dark fruits and a hint of spice that makes this the perfect BIG RED bargain.
From the “miracle” North Coast vintage of 2016 comes a big, full-bodied Napa Cab with lush red fruit, dark chocolate notes, and a touch of hazelnut and oak to round it out. With velvet-like tannins and a hint of creme de cassis, it’s textbook, well-made St. Helena Cab. Vintages like 2016 combined with the winemaking expertise of the Mondavi Family is a recipe for a killer Napa Valley Cab.
93 Points, James Suckling
It’s easy to find quality in a St. Emilion vintage like 2015 but next to impossible to combine with insane value. But thanks to the crisis – and our direct import partners – that’s exactly what we have today with the 2015 Folie de Chauvin. This is an absolutely gorgeous and beautifully refined wine that seamlessly pairs power with elegance. It’s signature Right Bank with freshness that bursts from the bottle along with seductive aromas of black fruits.
92-94 Points, Vinous
Tegan’s 2018 Turley Kirschenmann is an aromatic fireworks show. Upon popping the cork, you’re bombarded with aromas of crushed cherries, ripe peaches, cinnamon and clove. On the mouth, a mid to full-bodied medley of red fruits and baking spice with smooth tannins, beautiful depth and precision. Antonio Galloni of Vinous loved the wine, giving it a 92-94 point score for this Zinfandel he called, “racy and expressive”
The 2019 Barbera from my friend Gianni Doglia just got off-loaded from its temp-controlled container and is ready to go. Black in color to the core, bright and wonderfully aromatic, this is an organic, juicy red wine that is flat-out epic with a Rosie’s pie. Do not miss out on what should be your next House red!
The Gravelly Loam cuveé comes from two well-placed sources on the eastern valley floor that has the porous, gravelly soil that is home to some of the greatest Cabs in Napa. The 2018 is knock-out Cabernet, loaded with juicy black fruit and a finish that lasts a minute. Don’t be afraid to lose a few of these bottles in the cellar. It’s built to last. The price is crazy, a sweetheart deal for sure.