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93 Pts, James Suckling
We want to make this one easy. Two of the greatest wine pioneers from two different hemispheres (Baron Eric Rothschild from ‘Chateau Lafite Rothschild’ and Nicolas Catena from ‘Catena’) join forces to make a delicious, Bordeaux style Malbec that you can get at a fantastic price. This beauty that James Suckling called, “Pure Malbec” is a case buy all the way.
98 Points, James Suckling
“A very beautiful and thoughtful Testamatta with aromas of earth, terra cotta, black tea, and lavender. Full-bodied, very layered and extremely polished with superb, soft tannins. Racy and very long. Muscular and formed but very, very balanced. Gorgeous richness and depth. Shows balance and wonder.” – James Suckling
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.
93 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
The perfect wine to liven any rainy day. Made from 100% Tinta de Toro, a Tempranillo clone exclusively found in the phylloxera resistant Toro region on the Duero River in Spain. Spanish wine pioneer Jorge Ordonez discovered these now 120 year old gnarled trunks burrow deep in the porous soil that has managed to find just enough water each vintage to continue to produce some of the most elegant, intense explosions of flavor, in 2017, a 93-point rendition of one of Jorge Ordonez’s finest selecitions.
The 2018 Carl Roy Stag’s Leap District is a wine that was never supposed to be poured anywhere but the finest steakhouses from SF to NYC. But that all changed in March. Even so, when I got the call asking if I would like this Stag’s Leap Cuvée from Carl Roy, I thought it was a mistake. From the most storied AVA of Napa and somehow just $35/btl? Hurry because this one won’t last!
93 Points, James Suckling
Half bottles! There are not many more accolades for Bodega Catena Zapata to receive. On April 1st, they were named by Drinks International the #1 most admired wine brand in the world. Their single-vineyard Malbec has been awarded 100 points in back to back vintages from two separate critics and they are also of course the winery that put Argentinian wine on the map to begin with. Their 2017 Estate Malbec is an absolutely dynamite bottle of zipped up, fresh and . Half bottle of wine that is— perfect for stocking up!
Chad’s latest release is the 2018 Napa Valley Proprietary Red Wine. This Cabernet-based blend, a rich, teeth-staining wine, delivers way more power, fruit and finish than any other $25 Napa Valley red that I have tasted all year. It features aromas and flavors of black currant, plum, mocha and cigar box, leading to a packed middle core of black fruit. The ’18 Chad Prop Red displays the concentration and length generally found in bottles twice its price (that’s because what’s in the bottle IS twice the price!).
100 Points, James Suckling – 98 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
In the wonderful 2015 vintage, Stéphane Derenoncourt’s 2015 Chateau Beausejour is a beautifully sculpted Bordeaux blend (90-Merlot, 10% Cabernet) that is more than worthy of the perfection James Suckling assigned to it. It’s got everything you’re looking for: concentration, length, precision and opulence and is a wine that drinks great now, but shows it has the backbone to shine for another three decades, no problem.
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.
91-93pts, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2015 Edmond de Rothschild “Chateau des Laurets” St. Emilion dazzles, displaying all the silky, elegant tannins and harmonious nature characteristic of the vintage. Lay some down in a dark cellar for the long haul but don’t be afraid to enjoy some right now. –Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
96 Points, Robert Parker, Jr.
Based out of the Left Bank in the St. Julien subregion of Bordeaux is the very beautiful, incredibly unique, Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou. The estate has been producing excellent wines for decades, with them really taking off in fame in the early and mid-1990’s. Their 1996 effort is truly a treat now and is probably hitting this peak right at this very moment. Robert Parker Jr. found himself head over heels when he tasted it, going as far to say, “This profound, backward Ducru-Beaucaillou is a must purchase.” You won’t find a more smooth, elegant effort from the Left Bank and will love drinking every drop of this over the next five years.
The Duhart-Milon project has become so big for their owners, Chateau Lafite, that they even enlisted the help of their First Growth winemaer, Charles Chavalier to tend to the 1996 vintage at Duhart. Robert Parker, Jr. was a big fan of the wine saying, “A strong case can be made that this is the finest Duhart produced since the 1982 vintage.” It’s a classic Pauillac blend–darkly colored, very strong on the attack with intricate layers and a backbone that makes it built to last. With almost 25 years of age, it is drinking phenomenally right now and will continue to do so for another 5-7 years.