Xavier Vignon’s 2016 Côtes du Rhone 100% is 100% of what a CDR can be….perhaps even more so in 2016 (the best vintage in the southern Rhone in a generation to my taste). Xavier’s 20116 100% CDR is completely knocked-out with superb aromatics, a generous mid-palate and long finish. At today’s price tag, it’s a no brainer-case buy.
The 2019 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is fine and elegant, with a crisp and clean mouthfeel and finish; drink this with everything, even Christmas Day pickles! The price is crazy, the best in the country and it’s got 92 points from Parker to boot. We are likely not to see another price like this on any iconic white all year, load up!
The 2016 Denis Carré Saint Romain rouge is a wine of uncommon elegance. The wine is deeply concentrated, with layers of red berry fruit and the finish is long, with silky tannins and a mineral streak that simultaneously makes it brilliant at any dinner table and a perfect candidate for short term aging.
Matt Cline’s Three Wine Company’s 2016 Mataro delivers the goods, packing a Superman-sized wallop of incredible black fruit. This is a winter wine, dark and spicy with a fresh, vibrant finish that both speaks to the 100-year old vines it was sourced from and makes it spectacular for any cold-weather feast.
Not Eligible for Further Discount The 2016 Continuum Proprietary Red is the product of absolutely perfect weather conditions for the Mondavi’s in their Pritchard Hill mountain vineyard. A deeply concentrated gem of a wine worthy of its 100 points from wine critic, James Suckling and 99 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Limited quantity.
This picturesque estate lies in the commune of San Casciano, just outside of Florence. The pristine vineyards contain Sangiovese, ranging in age from 5 to 35 years, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines, averaging 20 years in age. The 2017 Chianti has juicy fruit with just enough backbone to make it the perfect companion for just about any food dish.
In the hills of Hautes Côtes, just west of Nuits St Georges, winemaker Pierre Laurent tends Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines rooted in the classic limestone soils of Burgundy. Warm vintages like 2018 are great in the Hautes Côtes where high elevations allow for cooler nights and a long growing season. This wine is juicy with a freshness and vibrancy that will shine at the table.
One of the best sparkling wines for the price that you can find anywhere in the world. The 2017 Barmès-Beucher has amazing aromas of apple, pear quince and honey that flood the senses. It has a wonderful, creamy mouthful of stone fruits and citrus that linger all the way through the finish. A wonderful year for bubbly in Cremant and a real treat!