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91 Points, James Suckling
The Bisol “Jeio” Prosecco NV is a delicious sparkler that comes from the Veneto region of northeast Italy. A brilliant straw yellow color, the first sip is an intense and fresh nose of citrus fruits and saline sensations. If you love fruit forward sparklers… this one is for you.
The 2019 Brunori ‘Le Gemme’ Verdichio is a total knock-out. About a billion times better than every-day Pinot Grigio, the Brunori is an electric, vibrant white wine which combines delicious fruit and vibrancy with boasts a killer nose of white peach, honeycomb and almonds. The fruit is wonderfully concentrated with a salty, stony finish that goes forever.
What separates this Valpolicella from its peers is the grapes used were grown for this wine specifically. This isn’t Amarone seconds, it’s a precisely crafted and seductive rendition of the Corvina grape that will appeal to Red Burgundy lovers. Highly versatile and elegant, Ca La Bionda’s Valpolicella mesmerizes with red and blackberries, anise and Asian spices with serious depth.
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!
92 Points, James Suckling
It’s rich, yet elegant with refined tannins and a long seamless finish. Meant to be drunk young, you could also tuck a bottle or two away for up to 10 years. This is a full-bodied super-tuscan that delights on the nose with aromas of black and blue berries accented with a bit spice (cinnamon/anise) and a hint of vanilla from the percentage of new oak barrels.
93 Points, James Suckling
Half bottles! There are not many more accolades for Bodega Catena Zapata to receive. On April 1st, they were named by Drinks International the #1 most admired wine brand in the world. Their single-vineyard Malbec has been awarded 100 points in back to back vintages from two separate critics and they are also of course the winery that put Argentinian wine on the map to begin with. Their 2017 Estate Malbec is an absolutely dynamite bottle of zipped up, fresh and . Half bottle of wine that is— perfect for stocking up!
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!).
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.
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.
Year in, year out Château Turcaud produces one of the best white wine values in the world. It’s long been found on Michelin-starred wine lists in Paris and we’ve had it at the restaurant since Day 1. If you’ve ever tried this stunning, classic Bordeaux of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Sauvignon Gris and Muscadlle, then you know why.
From one of the best Loire wineries and one that Vinous recently dubbed, “a benchmark producer of Saumur-Champigny”. The 2019 Saumur Blanc is a racy treat. It mixes aromas of ripe apple and melon mingled with ginger and honeysuckle all elegantly lifting from the glass and leading to a concentrated core of peach and apricot flavors. The finish lasts forever– chalky, super crisp and as mineral as can be with a wonderful spice component that lingers.
The 2019 Clos Julien is a classic example of California coastal Chardonnay, zippy-fresh and long on the palate. It starts out with a great nose of Granny Smith apple, citrus rind and acacia. In the mouth, the fruit is pure, with plenty of extract and the finish is clean and crisp. This Pacific-influenced wine is the perfect house white, delicious by itself as an aperitif but a fantastic foil to the cuisine of summer, scallops, grilled poultry, and summer corn.