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The 2018 Bibi Graetz Grilli is a delight. A predominantly Cabernet blend rounded out by Syrah and Merlot all from the heart of Chianti, Bibi bucks convention again by utilizing steel vats to preserve the fruit-forward and overt freshness of the wine. Notes of blackberry preserves and dark plum dominate. Don’t miss out, BIG RED fans. This one is a winner.
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!).
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.
Winemaker Pascal Sirat consistently puts out some of the best value Bordeaux in the region. In 2016 he turned out something truly special. Just south of Pomerol, the vines at Panchille borrow deep in the soil. The resulting wines are ripe but fresh, with an aromatic complexity and stony finish usually reserved for wine twice the price. This vintage displays even more class than its predecessors. A must buy any year; this year you should stock up. You’ll thank me.
96 Points & #7 Wine of Year (2019), Jeb Dunnuck
” The 2016 Château Poesia is more open and showy compared to the Barde Haut, offering fabulous limestone-like character in its kirsch and currant fruits and notes of dried herbs, white truffle, and dried flowers. Possessing medium to full body, ripe, present tannins, terrific concentration, and a great finish, it’s another incredibly classy Saint Emilion from the Garcin-Lévêque family.”
While modernization over the last two decades (both in the vineyard and cellar) has contributed to the making of “good” wine in most years, it’s in the miracle vintages that modestly priced bottles resemble collectables. At Chateau Sipian, Frederic Mehaye turned out a Medoc for the ages, a lavish blend of broad-shouldered Cabernet Sauvignon, spiked with a generous dose of Petit Verdot muscle. It’s rich and intensely concentrated on the attack, as much New World as Old, velour-like in texture, finishing with great freshness, and with ripe tannin backbone that argues for one or two decades of cellar slumber.
94 Pts, Decanter — 94 Pts, James Suckling
“Easily one of the most impressive of the lineup, just bursting with fruit and power – tight firm tannins giving clear support and backbone. This is a fairly Left Bank feel for a St Emilion, perhaps from its dash of Cabernet Sauvignon, and it successfully delivers a recognisable Chauvin signature. A beautiful vibrant violet rim suggests this is going to age well.” -Decanter
The old vines are rooted in a mix of sand, clay and limestone, the perfect mix for bringing out finesse, juicy fruit and mineral length in Merlot, Cab Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2015 is a marvel, featuring a deep garnet-purple color and cedar-laced nose of roses, blackberries and Bing cherry. Medium-full bodied, the fragrant fruit gains volume in the mouth, finishing long and mineral. For this price, it’s simply amazing. I dare anybody to disagree!
93 Points, James Suckling
From the creative mind and winemaking prowess of Screaming Eagle’s own Andy Erickson, comes a passion project unlike any other. The goal at Leviathan is to make only one wine a year– the biggest red in the U.S. Sourced from some of the best vineyards up and down the coast (you can thank Andy and Screaming Eagle for that), this Bordeaux blend features ample Cabernet rounded out with Syrah and Merlot. A big, intense wine– this will only get better with age, though its great right now and under $40/btl for an Andy Erickson wine. That should be more than enough any day!
Tenuta Sette Cieli or “The Estate of Seven Skies” is named for the view atop the tiny estate, perched up on a hill overlooking Bolgheri from nearly 1300 ft. Lucky for us, the critics don’t know about this one yet! The 2018 Tenuta Sette Cieli ‘Yantra’ is a wine that if you haven’t heard of you need to try now. Those who have bought it here have raved to me and continue to repurchase. And for great reason. This is easily one of my favorite “Tuesday Nighters” in recent memory.