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93 Pts, James Suckling
This offer is really an easy one. 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, crafted nearly 4600 feet above sea level and offered for a fantastic price. This beauty that James Suckling called, “Pure Malbec” is a case buy all the way.
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 fantastic 2018 vintage across Napa, it shines particularly bright. Medium to full bodied with great balance.
94+ Pts, Wine Advocate — 94pts Wine Spectator (#37 in WS’s Top 100 of 2020)
From the phenomenal 2018 vintage in Oregon, the Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir from Bergstrom may be the highlight of his entire impressive fleet. Pretty much a labor of love, top lots are selected from some of the elite vineyards throughout the Willamette Valley – each tasted several a half dozen times in barrel before the final cut is made. The result is a complex collage of elegance and structure that can really best be described as Burgundian.
We’re excited to be the first in line for Matt Cline’s new project. Budwood Ancient Vine Own Rooted Red is a blend of Carignan, Mataro and Alicante Bouschet. The color is a deep purple all the way to its rim. The nose is tell-tale Contra Costa, with dusty berry aromas mingled with eucalyptus and mint. Made without oak, the fruit is unadulterated, pure, dark and concentrated, the kind that only ancient vines can produce. The finish is fine, long with a firm acid backbone. This wine was made for outdoor dining, a burger has never met a better match!
What separates this Valpolicella from its peers is the grapes used were grown for this wine specifically. This isn’t Amarone seconds, it’s a precisely crafted and seductive rendition of the Corvina grape that will appeal to Red Burgundy lovers. Highly versatile and elegant, Ca La Bionda’s Valpolicella mesmerizes with red and blackberries, anise and Asian spices with serious depth.
95 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino makes a great first impression thanks to the purity and intensity of the fruit. Those two things—purity and intensity—can sometimes be uncomfortable bedfellows, but this expression from Caprili unites them in happy marriage. The bouquet opens to bright red fruit, cola, chopped mint and blue flower. There is a lot of beautiful energy on hand. The wine is smooth and silky, giving it both near and long-term appeal.”
Drawn from two choice spots in the Columbia Valley where Washington’s high desert land meets the Columbia River – the 2018 Cascade Heights is a juicy, inky purple, full-bodied Cabernet. Despite the bright tannins that argue for a successful drinking window of over 10+ years, this big, juicy cab is drinking excellent right now. The ‘X’ factor though is the price. At just $15/btl on bottle 1, this is unrivaled value territory.
93 Points, James Suckling – 92 Points, Vinous
The 2018 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico is an absolute stunner and is my early runner for Italian Wine of the Year. Drawn from high-elevation, organic vineyards – this one features complex aromas that one would expect from a wine three times the cost. A pair of rave reviews as is accustomed from this great winery that never ceases to make outstanding wine.
99 Points (#2 Wine of Italy, 2020) – James Suckling
A very special Italian Collectors item. Elements of cherries and cigar box seem to dominate, but then notes of almonds, more cherry, and then blackberry and leather seem to dance in and out. But when you consider truly great wines, ones that really deserve at least a 10 year slumber in a dark cellar – the price point can be down right frightening. Not so today. I think you could start drinking this soon and enjoy it for the next two decades easy.
91+ Pts, Parker’s Wine Advocate – 91 Pts, Stephen Tanzer (Vinous)
This is arid, high altitude Cabernet (think Howell Mtn.) from vineyards at over 3,000 ft in elevations. It’s bright, bright Cabernet with zip and zest – due to its perfect acidity – which makes this an over-the-top food friendly wine. However, don’t let how easy it is to drink full you, there are so many interesting notes of leather, spice, tobacco, …. And as Mr. Tanzer points out it “This serious Cabernet finishes with excellent length.
95 Points, James Suckling – 93 Points, Robert Parker
Drawn from some the finest parcels on the storied hill of Montosoli, James Suckling says of the tiny Cerbaia estate’s newest release: “Elena Pellegrini’s 2015 Brunello is fragrant, redolent of purple flowers, sage and wild berries. The wine is dark and powerfully concentrated yet finishes fresh and kind stony, making it both fantastic at the table now and a great candidate for long aging”
Chad’s new 2018 Walla Walla Cabernet is an anomaly. Cut off one of the hottest AVAs in the world right now, the Cuvée is sourced from the basalt-cobblestone gravelly soils of Walla Walla. With a dark-purple color all the way to its rim, the wine is aromatically complex, with classic Crème de cassis mingled with violets and savory spice. On the palate, it’s classic, medium to full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with notes dark currants, sweet tobacco and impeccable balance. The finish is long and silky with no hard edges and fine tannins.