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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!
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.
100 Points (Cellar Selection), Wine Enthusiast
The 2010 vintage in Bordeaux was one of the best by far of the last three decades. Excellence can be found across the board, but usually it will run you in the thousands. Along with 2009, the 2010 disappeared in record time snatched up all over the world by collectors and Bordeaux enthusiasts. Chateau Leoville Barton’s 2010 is every bit as good as every other estate’s in the vintage, with their own wine deemed perfect by Wine Enthusiast Magazine and given the “unicorn” 100-pt score. Robert Parker, Jr. said of this wine, “The beautiful purity, symmetry, and huge finish of nearly a minute make this one of the all-time great classics from Leoville Barton.”
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
The 2016 Chateau Martinat is combines plush New World concentration with classic Old World Backbone. Deep purple in color, packed with ultra-ripe black fruit concentration yet velour-like texturally, finishing with a ripe tannin finish that argues for another 6-10 years of cellar slumber.
Nothing beats great Bordeaux for watching the rain (just ask the British and they know dreary days). This one is perfect and an absolute steal at the price. One note on the 2016 vintage in Bordeaux. In the words of Antonio Galloni’s Vinous, “Let’s cut to the chase: 2016 is a fantastic, sublime and at times entrancing vintage.”
97 Points, Parker’s Wine Advocate; 96 Points Jeb Dunnuck
The 1998 Chateau Pavie St. Emilion is a sophisticated treat, one that Robert Parker, Jr. himself called, “A 50 year wine” and one that boasts “a fabulous mid-palate and a finish that lasts for nearly a minute”. He gave it a 95 in 2001, but it later was bumped up to a 97 when tasted by his predecessor, Lisa Perrotti-Brown in May of 2018. She called it, “Big, rich and beautifully impactful” in her review and said the wine would continue to age wonderfully for another 25+ years! This baby is just getting started!
94 Pts, JS – – 94 Pts (Cellar Selection), WE
2017’s Wine Spectator #1 Wine of the Year returns in the fantastic 2016 vintage in Napa where a serious of much needed came in the spring and cool, dry nights came in the summer combining to create the perfect recipe for a well-rounded and lavish American Bordeaux blend that demonstrates the wonders of North America’s undisputed top Merlot.