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95 Points, James Suckling
One of America’s all-time classic Bordeaux Blends and the 2017 Wine Spectator #1 Wine of the Year returns in very limited supply in the fantastic 2019 vintage in Napa where a return to even and dry weather throughout the growing season created the perfect recipe for this flagship bottling. This is a well-rounded and lavish American Bordeaux blend that demonstrates the wonders of North America’s undisputed top Merlot. This beauty also has at least 25-30 years of cellaring potential going for it as well.
What would a Chardonnay collection be without something special from the master of Chardonnay, Steve Kistler? I was able to get a more cases to offer up at our lowest price. Les Noisetiers surrounds the Kistler winery on the Sonoma Coast. Steve’s brand new 2020 is bristling with energy juicy fruit and a mouthwatering mineral backbone. It is delicious wine, with lemon, honeysuckle and stone fruit aromatics leading to a full bodied, juicy core, loaded with flavors of peach, apricots, pineapple and pear.
94 Points, Wine Spectator
Ruinart has always been one of my favorites. Their consistency through the years is very well-documented and this is a beautiful Pinot Noir/Chardonnay Cuvee as always. The nose is super expressive with citrus and tropical fruits with some cherry and raspberry aromas that come on at the end. The palate is distinctive and lush with great balance and freshness and an elegance that seeps from the flute. A rock solid Champagne.
98 Pts, Jeb Dunnuck – 96 Pts, Vinous – 95 Pts, Decanter – 95 Pts, Wine Spectator
“The 2016 Poggio al Granchio Brunello di Montalcino is aromatically expressive of perfectly ripe cherry, sweet herbs, dried flowers, and stony earth. There is generous purity of fruit on the palate, with mineral-rich earth, and it had the most balanced and harmonious structure in the lineup on this tasting, with present but fine-grained tannin. I love this wine for its darker mineral edge in counterpoint with crunchy and ripe fruit. It is a super-pleasurable wine right out of the gate and will continue to be so over the next 20 or more years”
97 Points, James Suckling
This is the flagship bottling of the partnership between Catena and Chateau Lafite Rothschild and their most ‘Bordeaux like’ in their impressive fleet of wines, no doubt a product of all the Lafite Rothschild hands that have their say in its composition. The Cabernet/Malbec blend that I tried last week is simply stunning from the 2017 vintage, and unsurprisingly carries a very big score, a 97-pointer from James Suckling who calls it “one of the most direct and clear Caros in a long time.
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.”
95 Points, Vinous – 95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
“The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a total knock-out. Winemaker Danielle Cyrot has done a tremendous job taming the Howell Mountain tannins. There is still plenty of power and structure, but all the elements are so well balanced here. Inky dark red fruit, iron, new leather, blood orange, spice, a kiss of new French oak and game build in an opulent, brooding Cabernet loaded with personality.” -Antonio Galloni, Vinous
94 Points, Wine Spectator
The 2019 is a must have for any fans of cellar-worthy Italian red wines. It’s a structured Chianti Riserva, with a ton of character. The nose is intense with notes of leather surrounding a core of bright red fruits. The flavors are intense and the finish is long with lingering Bing Cherry notes that absolutely sing. Obviously, since we’ve got the first crack at it, not all the ratings are in and it probably wouldn’t matter anyway as these will not stick around for long.
It’s always nice to be in good standing with one of the most beloved wine brands in America! Our special relationship with the Wagner has granted us incredible access on their newest release! These won’t last long! This is an opulent, powerful dark-fruited Cabernet with tightly woven tannins, that is just raring and ready to go. Textbook, full-bodied, revved up and ready to go, this new Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet is the definition of a crowd pleaser.
95 Pts, Vinous – 95 Pts, Decanter – 94 Pts (Editors’ Choice) Wine Enthusiast – 94 Pts, James Suckling – 94 Pts, Parker’s Wine Advocate
Cantenac Brown is home to 17 hectares of well-drained, sandy siliceous gravels with very little cla with extremely deeply rooted vines that produce drop dead gorgeous, concentrated Cabernet dominant wines. Every year, this winery is treated to a myriad of high scores, but understandably in a 98-point Left Bank vintage dubbed “nearly perfect” and “the second highest rated to only the legendary 2010 vintage, Cantenac Brown produced what few would argue is their very best Margaux to date.
96+ Points, Jeb Dunnuck, 95+ Points, Parker’s Wine Advocate
“A step up over the 2011 [97 pts, RP], the 2012 Cheval Blanc offers a similar medium to full-bodied, elegant style yet has slightly more freshness and purity. Smoked black fruits, cassis, tobacco leaf, and sappy flower notes all emerge from this thrillingly textured, balanced, focused 2012. It opens up with time in the glass, has ripe, sweet tannins, and it’s another one of those wines that offers pleasure today yet will cruise for decades. The final blend is the usual 54% Merlot and 46% Cabernet Franc. Readers should be happy to have bottles in their cellars.”
94 Pts, Wine Enthusiast – 94 Pts, Jeb Dunnuck – 93 Pts, James Suckling – 93 Pts, Parker’s Wine Advocate
“From the team of Nicolas Glumineau at Pichon Comtesse de Lalande, the 2018 Château De Pez is a gorgeous 2018 that should be on every Bordeaux lover’s radar (and should be a great value as well). Notes of blackcurrants, blueberries, candied violets, and graphite define the bouquet, and it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, rockingly polished tannins, terrific purity, and a great finish. It’s terrific and is going to have 15-20 years or more of longevity.” -Jeb Dunnuck