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This is a spectacular new release – a flawlessly crafted, high energy coastal Chardonnay from one of California’s hottest spots. As bright and refreshing as you could want, it hits with clean, pristine green apple fruits, pears and citrus notes with a hint of that limestone-influenced minerality creeping in on the finish. It’s a fantastic wine for summer, the perfect pair with mixed seafood, summer tomatoes, corn and freshly caught fish.
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.
Soon to be Rated
From the creative mind and winemaking prowess of Screaming Eagle’s own Andy Erickson and his superstar Vineyard Manager wife, Anne Favia, comes a passion project unlike any other. The goal at Leviathan is to make only one wine a year — the biggest, most unapologetic red in the U.S. and they do quite well. Sourced from some of the best vineyards up and down the coast (you can thank Andy and Screaming Eagle for that), it’s a big, intense wine that will only get better with age, though it’s great right now, even in its infancy. We are the first one to score this new vintage.
97 Pts, Jeb Dunnuck – 96 Pts, James Suckling
The 2016 Vigna del Lago may last forever, seriously. I was pretty stunned upon tasting. This is cellar worthy wine, obvious to anyone on the very first sip. The tannin is so structural, that this wine may very well still be drinking well 30+ years for now. Not something you can say very often. But it also has enough primary fruit that it can still be enjoyed from 2024 onward.
For the first time, we have the 2021 Abbona Dolcetto Langhe in house. This is a fantastic and fun bottle to enjoy on it’s own, but it is also a showstopper with pizza. Made for those who love their wines with inky dark fruit, this boasts a jet black color with aromas of black cherry, blackberries and baked cake spice. The Langhe Dolcetto is the product of extremely low-yielding but highly concentrated juice that comes from the younger vines of her Estate. Incredibly fun to drink and to smell — it’s also what some would argue is the best compliment to a good pizza pie with some meat on it!
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.
90 Points, Vinous
From Soave Classico’s most privileged volcanic-limestone hillsides, comes a brand new release that is going to win a lot of people over. This is a high-tone northern Italian white bursting with white flowers, honeysuckle and stone fruits. Crisp and clean, finishing juicy and surprisingly long. A perfect complement to all kinds of seafood dishes, summer vegetables, poultry and light cheeses. There is no old-vine, small lot Pinot Grigio that exists for anywhere near the price of this one.
“This extremely ripe and bold style of Pinot Noir will please those seeking such lushness. Dark in the glass, it begins with black cherry, toasty caramel and cola milk shake aromas. The palate is hefty and heavy, carrying ripe berry but also tart red-plum-skin flavors, as licorice adds spice.” – Wine Enthusiast
93 Points, James Suckling
Suckling was the first to review it, but he’s already set the tone with a 93-point score. I believe a few of the usual suspects will come through with a review shortly and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a 95 or 96-point score again. It’s more than deserving. It hits with waves of lemon, zesty citrus and Asian pear with a little Granny Smith Apple minerality spliced in. It’s very well balanced with medium weight and finishes incredibly long and clean with some nice vanilla notes from the French oak that appear towards the end.
This wine was originally known as the Biondi-Santi “White Label Brunello”, but changed its name in 1983, when the Rosso di Montalcino DOC was established. It reflects the signature style of our high-altitude vineyards with a vibrant freshness and a distinct fruitiness which makes it thoroughly enjoyable at a young age.
94 Points, Decanter – 93 Points, James Suckling
Decanter’s Italian Wine Expert Michaela Morris says that the 2019 vintage for Vino Nobile should yield, “loads of enjoyment for the next 7-10 years of drinking” and then she would go on to name her favorite 2019 Vino Nobile that she tasted… yep you guessed it, Boscarreli. She described it as, “Fleshy, chewy, racy and nuanced – simply one of the best straight up Vino Nobiles I have tasted.”