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Chad’s 2020 McKinley Springs Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is drop dead gorgeous. Those of you who were lucky to catch our sneak preview when we put it in our Gobbler Case can attest. Dark purple to the rim with aromas of black fruits, violets, creme de cassis and a hint of spice. On the palate, full-bodied, round and juicy with elegance and the gorgeous, pure fruit– red and black currants, blackberries and a touch of sweet tobacco.
Once again dialing up fruit from 1000-1500ft in elevation in the Dundee Hills, Chad’s 2021 is juicy, laser focused and roaring out of the gates. Chad tells me that similar wines (very similar wines) off this vineyard are raising their prices up to $55/bottle from $45 this year due to 2020’s lost year. But where most people are raising prices to recoup last year’s losses, the CHAD Pinot Noir price is somehow lower. A true gift from our favorite winemaker.
This is a treat from the oldest winery in Italy and one of the oldest family run businesses in the entire world. Their 2021 Chianti DOCG is an absolute ringer – a sizzling Sangiovese dominant blend with soaring aromatics and crunchy, clean red fruits that make it both a standout with a fresh pizza as well as a mighty house Red that deserves a Cabernet glass and a rocking chair by the fireplace and nothing else.
98 Pts, Jeb Dunnuck – 96 Pts, Vinous – 95 Pts, Decanter – 95 Pts, Wine Spectator
“The 2016 Poggio al Granchio Brunello di Montalcino is aromatically expressive of perfectly ripe cherry, sweet herbs, dried flowers, and stony earth. There is generous purity of fruit on the palate, with mineral-rich earth, and it had the most balanced and harmonious structure in the lineup on this tasting, with present but fine-grained tannin. I love this wine for its darker mineral edge in counterpoint with crunchy and ripe fruit. It is a super-pleasurable wine right out of the gate and will continue to be so over the next 20 or more years”
96 Points, Tim Atkin
In Herve Fabre’s pursuit of the best winery in all of Argentina, he lets his Gran Corte do much of the talking. This is a striking Bordeaux Blend (Cabernet/Malbec) that is beautifully built and will age gracefully for the next 25-30 years. I loved this one so I’m not surprised that it absolutely shoots the moon to the tune of 96 points – firming its place amongst the best Big Reds in all of Argentina.
91 Points, James Suckling
This is one of those under $20 Italian wines that absolutely sings that I like to include in sampler packs and seasonal wine clubs because it significantly overdelivers in terms of value. It’s a seamless Umbrian blend that marries together three of the region’s best red grapes, Sangiovese, Sagrantino and Merlot. It’s a fragrant, bright yet full-bodied expression with notes of violets, wild flowers and strawberry jam. On the mouth it’s dry and silky smooth with a little baking spice and a finish that goes on and on.
93 Points (Editors’ Choice), Wine Enthusiast – 91 Points, Wine Spectator – 91 Points, Tasting Panel
The Tasting Panel in their 91-point review called out that ‘high toned acidity’ that “keeps a freshness throughout”. Wine Spectator included it in their ‘10 Terrific California Pinot Noirs’ report noting “a mix of cherry and pomegranate notes dotted with a savory hint” in their own 91-point review. But Wine Enthusiast ratched it up a few notches with their 93-point Editors’ Choice review, calling the wine “elegant and energized” and highlighting the “great balance” that will make it “fun to watch as it matures further”. Boom.
94 Points, Wine Spectator
As Zin legend Morgan Twain-Peterson pointed at himself, “This is one of the strongest Old Vine Zinfandel bottlings we have made to date.” Wine Spectator agreed with a huge 94 point review: “Spry and briary, this Zinfandel is fun to drink, with lively black cherry, licorice and dried sage flavors, which take on richness and cracked pepper accents toward zesty tannins.”
Last year, the Wagner Family’s Belle Glos Clark and Telephone Pinot Noir wowed critics, earning a 94pt score from Wine Enthusiast and some lavish praise. It’s no surprise either. With access to some of the best Pinot Noir fruit in Napa, this cuvee is always good but in the near-miracle 2021 vintage across all of Napa, it’s as juicy and concentrated as I think it’s ever been. Medium to full bodied with great balance, this is one flashy Pinot Noir.
This is a really exciting new release in the trio collection of single-vineyards from the Wagner Family, and arguably the most interesting one of the bunch. This is the only Pinot Noir in the Caymus collection that has the advantage of being from a natural Pinot Noir haven in the Russian River Valley. Dairyman Vineyard’s proximity to the pacific ocean, with its morning fog and afternoon coastal breezes allows for an even and elongated growing season, with super concentrated and expressive grape clusters that help make this Dijon clone Pinot Noir one that you must get your hands on.
Named ‘Oeil de Perdrix’ (eye of the partridge), Joe grows a special vineyard of Pinot Noir especially for this pink wine as many of the Roses in Burgundy are made. It’s a 100% Rose of Pinot that Joe lightly whole cluster presses and then ages in a combination of French Oak and stainless steel, helping this baby absolutely soar – both in the aromatics and on the palate with a bright, pristine expression.
100 Points, Decanter
“Finely textured, with a nuanced perfume that fills the glass and takes you to the intense underbrush of Tuscany. Succulent and yet savory, this has a lilting freshness that is overlaid with ripe berry fruits, sage and white pepper spice, and clear minerality in terms of its scraping texture that makes your mouth water on the finish. Feels light and sculpted and yet has an intensity that skewers you to the spot. This is a great wine, with scope and imagination that doesn’t want to let you go. Genuinely stands out among the wines of this tasting, and these are a fine array of wines. As with Colore, Bibi Graetz selects only old vines, the youngest 50 years old from five different vineyard sites across Tuscany, all farmed organically.”