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Opus One due to the massive demand for the iconic wine has ballooned in prices to nearly $700/bottle. For that reason, I have no problem suggested the lights out second wine from this epic winery – the Operture. Overture is a multi-vintage cuvée of all five Bordeaux grape varieties, selected and seamlessly blended together to showcase the style and character of its big brother but in a much more approachable and ready to drink package. The new release combines the fantastic 2018 and 2019 vintages and does so flawlessly.
Our third single barrel of Whistle Pig and the first time we have our hands on their 6-year PiggyBack bottling. This one leads with a nose of freshly baked pumpernickel bread, butterscotch and toffee. On the palate, I get a lot of citrus & peach with a touch of lavender & black cherry. The finish here is strong & long with spicy dried fruits and caramel notes that linger. This one was distilled in house in Vermont, and as anyone can tell you with the farm releases, they always deliver the best of punches. This one comes in at 109.8 Proof.
True whiskey and Knob Creek enthusiasts are going to go nuts for this one. Knob Creek Rye is as outstanding as it is rare but today we’re lucky enough to bring to you, my own single barrel of it. This is a big gold expression of Rye that holds nothing back. On the nose, there are hints of dill, rye and essence of charred oak. On the palate, you are hit over the head with baking spice, honey and freshly baked bread. The finish is certainly a warm “Kentucky Hug” that goes on forever.
This one is our little secret. Cooper’s Reed Cabernet Sauvignon allows the distinction of the grape to shine unabashedly. This wine is a nod to history. It’s aged in large vessels sealed with reeds, engrained with the wisdom of the past. This is the fresh take on a crowd-pleasing classic. This pure expression of Cabernet Sauvignon evolves with each sip and gracefully unfolds on the palate. A slightly bashful beginning leads to an exuberant end. And it’s about 1/5 the price of the other Rutherford bottling, if you catch my drift.
The 2020 Savigny-les-Beaunes Rouge, is the product of ancient vines, upwards of 75 years old in the lieux-dits of Planchots and Connardises. It’s a blockbuster red Burg, blasting out of the glass with an aromatic profile of spiced red berries with just a touch of savory anise.
This champagne is so good, it’s often a staple on the wine lists of Michelin two and three star restaurants. It offers elegant aromatics, pristine fruit and the crisp, mineral finish that screams for food. We loved it so much, we asked Jacques Diebolt to bottle a special cuveé for the restaurant– and he happily agreed!
Philippe makes this wine from vines that are all 60+ years in age from a steep site at Gevry’s northwestern-most limit at the top of a hill that neighbors 1er cru vineyards Les Champeaux and Combe aux Moines. Here, just like in the neighboring 1er cru vineyards, the soil is extremely stony clay-limestone, imparting so much character to the wine, it’s hard to ignore. It’s just incredible how fresh the nose is, even after all this time in the bottle. It’s so inviting and silky smooth with some spicy notes and truly impeccable balance.
The secret to Philippe’s tightly wound, complex Pinot Noir is a combo of ancient vines, natural farming techniques, and low yields. The wines are built to age, with incredible tension and length. And the secret to me securing his other-wordly 2017 old-vine Gevry-Chambertin can be chalked up to a great relationship and over a decade supporting superior Burgundian winemaking. The wine is scary good. The nose is wild, filled with spiced dark raspberries, red flowers, and baking spices. The palate is elegant and racy, with a dynamic tension that runs right through its minute-long finish. This is a high-toned, wound-up Pinot, that is starting to hit its prime and is really turning out to be a ‘must-have’ for true Burgundy lovers.
Crafted from both mountain and valley floor grapes, the Duckhorn Napa Cabernet is dense, beautifully rich, and complex with lots of great primary fruit, but also some strong natural acidity and tannic structure that will set this baby up perfectly for the next 20-25 years of aging. This is the newly released 2021 vintage, a sensational one in Napa Valley. Snag a few bottles of something special while it’s in-house.
2019 WE CS #7
97 Points, James Suckling – 96 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
Their beloved Napa Valley Cabernet comes from a who’s who of the best vineyard sites in Napa. It’s a seamless Cabernet blend sourced from Oakville, Stag’s Leap, Diamond Mountain, St. Helena, Calistoga, Oak Knoll and the winery’s estate fruit in Yountville.
The 2022 Juliana Layla has finally made it in. Named after our now 13-year old daughter, her latest in a line of worthy Pinot Noirs leads with cherry cola notes, blackberry juice, and violet notes with a hint of baking spice. It’s a pure-fruited, high-toned Pinot Noir with a great mid-palate, silky tannins, and a lot of focus. Only 56 cases (two barrels) of this wine were made. This is truly one to get your hands on in abundance.
This is my sixth private barrel with Knob Creek overall (my fifth 10-year, 120-Proof Single Barrel) and I am consistently blown away by the ratio of quality to value here. It barely makes any sense. Nobody else comes close.