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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.
93 Points, James Suckling
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 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), it’s a big, intense wine that will only get better with age, though it’s great right now, even in its infancy.
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”
92 Pts, James Suckling – 90 Pts, Vinous
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 Vinous called, “remarkably intense” is a case-buy all the way every single vintage released. Only 30 btls to sell though… sorry in advance!
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.
92 Points, Parker’s Wine Advocate
“The 2019 El Andén de la Estación is a new red that takes advantage of the Barrio de la Estación, the train station neighborhood of Haro. It’s a Crianza with less extraction, looking for the elegance and finesse of the classical Rioja wines. It’s a blend of Tempranillo from their younger vines and Garnacha (that they buy) that matured in French and European barrels for 14 months. It’s a quaffable red with lots of Garnacha character. It’s floral, juicy and expressive, very open and approachable. This is delicious and still quite complex.”
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
Chateau Tourteran’s 2010 Haut Medoc is one of the last remnants of what was near perfection on the Left Bank. The only thing I can think is that it was too big and burly at the time it was supposed to be released and it was held back until it had time to integrate with the oak. Regardless, in 2023, it’s definitely drinking at its peak and with seemingly, quite a few years of life ahead.
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.