2010- 2019

2019 Bodegas Muga ‘El Anden de Estacion’ Rioja Crianza
2019 Bodegas Muga ‘El Anden de Estacion’ Rioja Crianza
 If Vatan’s Triton could be compared to a Cotes du Rhone, let’s compare Muga’s Estacion Rioja to Chateauneuf du Pape. There is nuance here and great complexity. Muga is, of course, one of  Rioja’s most venerated estates...
$21.99
2019 Bodegas Vatan ‘Triton’ Tinta de Toro DOA
2019 Bodegas Vatan ‘Triton’ Tinta de Toro DOA
From the same estate that brought us the Nisia above comes one of the best deals we’ve tasted in old vine Toro ever! Tinta de Toro is the local name for the clone of Tempranillo that has been planted on the high-altitude mesa for hundreds of years...
$18.99
2016 Scarzello Barolo Sarmassa
2016 Scarzello Barolo Sarmassa
Federico Scarzello is the third generation of Scarzello to run the family cellar just steps away from Barolo castle.  Though the family’s first bottling from their now organically-farmed vines in the Sarmassa, Paiagallo and Terlo MGAs was in...
$99.99
2019 Simi Cabernet Sauvignon, Landslide Vineyard, Alexander Valley
2019 Simi Cabernet Sauvignon, Landslide Vineyard, Alexander Valley
The Simi winery sort of hides in plain sight as you wind your way north through northern Alexander Valley in Sonoma County along Highway 101.  Its picturesque stonewalls have sat there by the side of the road since 1876 and, though you might never...
$34.99
2019 Klein-Constantia Vin de Constance 500 ml
2019 Klein-Constantia Vin de Constance 500 ml
Considered to be one of the most beautiful and iconic wine estates in the world, visiting Klein-Constantia is more akin to a pilgrimage than just another tasting room visit.  This is, after all, home to the famous Vin de Constance,...
$125.00
$84.99
2018 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Private Reserve
2018 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Private Reserve
 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot The end of the year often turns up some extraordinary deals as wineries and importers attempt to make their targets. Over the next few days we may see several other deals like this one,...
$129.99
$119.99
2019 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco DOCG
2019 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco DOCG
Cooperatives are not an unusual phenomenon in Europe.  Almost every growing region on the continent has at least one place where growers with no ability or inclination to make their own wine can send their grapes and get a decent return on their...
$51.99
2019 Maison Frederic Magnien Morey Saint Denis Blanc
2019 Maison Frederic Magnien Morey Saint Denis Blanc
Let’s take it up a one more notch, shall we, and visit the Cotes de Nuits appellation of Morey-Saint-Denis where 90% of the production is beautiful Pinot Noir.  The under-six hectares of Chardonnay scattered around the appellation, though, are...
$44.99
2019 Maison Frederic Magnien Fixin Crais de Chene
2019 Maison Frederic Magnien Fixin Crais de Chene
Still feel a Burgundy’s first duty is to be red?  Let’s move even further up the Cotes to one of Nuit’s most northern outposts Fixin (fee-sahn).  In the old days, Fixin was known only to Burgundy’s most ardent bargain...
$44.99
2015 Gosset Grand Millesime Brut
2015 Gosset Grand Millesime Brut
Bigger and bolder that the Blanc de Blancs, as you might expect, this is a serious Champagne; with depth and power in reserve and the promise of a long lifetime. **** JR- The perfect blend of power and grace, there is wonderful energy to carry along what...
$119.99
2016 Billecart Salmon Extra Brut Champagne
2016 Billecart Salmon Extra Brut Champagne
This is probably THE wine of the tasting for me.  I wrote in my notes, “Extraordinary, great complexity and length of flavor.”  It was incredibly rich, polished and exquisitely structured for current consumption and future enjoyment...
$114.99
2019 Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo ‘Monfalletto’
2019 Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo ‘Monfalletto’
As the 2019 harvest in the Langhe has progressed from harvest, through its winemaking and aging stages and now, to finished products, the vintage’s reputation has done nothing but gain momentum. The winemakers themselves have always been fans...
$69.99
$66.99
2016 Rocche Costamagna Rocche dell'Annunziata Riserva
2016 Rocche Costamagna Rocche dell'Annunziata Riserva
2016 Rocche Costamagna Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata Riserva ‘Bricco Francesco’  A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to try a horizontal of 2016 Barolo Riservae from a variety of producers from a variety of locales and came away...
$94.99
2019 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico
2019 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico
This Gaiole-in-Chianti producer is one of the real benchmark wineries in Chianti.  An ancient property renovated in the early 1970s, Castello di Ama was one of the first wineries to really push the envelope to raise quality in the region by farming...
$29.99
$26.99
2015 Barossa Valley Estate E & E Black Pepper Shiraz
2015 Barossa Valley Estate E & E Black Pepper Shiraz
No!  That’s not a typo!  This is indeed an eight-year old bottling of this Aussie classic- just hittin’ its stride!  As we’ve note here before, just because the market for Australian wine has been in shambles for the past...
$74.99
$64.99
2019 Faiveley Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Chaignots
2019 Faiveley Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Chaignots
Dark ruby red in color with red fruit aromas and roasted, smoky notes on the nose. The palate is rich and oily with good structure and a perfect balance between finesse and strength. The silky tannins give this wine a harmonious mouthfeel. **
$125.99
2019 Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers Premier Cru
2019 Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers Premier Cru
Deep ruby red hue with an intense and complex nose characterized by red fruits, toast and subtle roasted notes. The palate is rich and round with a firm structure and direct tannins. This remarkably powerful wine offers a silky mouthfeel and exceptional...
$199.99
2019 E. Pira-Chiara Boschis Barolo Mosconi
2019 E. Pira-Chiara Boschis Barolo Mosconi
vineyard in Monforte d’Alba • Average vine age is 50 years • 370 meters above sea level • South-facing exposure • Fermentation for 14 days • Aged in lightly toasted French oak (1/3 new, 1/3 second...
$135.00
2018 Deltetto Alta Langa Blanc de Noirs Riserva
2018 Deltetto Alta Langa Blanc de Noirs Riserva
JR- Also 42 months, this one is all Pinot Noir so has a bit more lacy fruit and less of that austere midpalate.  IMHO, this needs another few months to add weight. **(*)? 
$56.99
2018 Deltetto Alta Langa Brut Blanc de Blancs Riserva
2018 Deltetto Alta Langa Brut Blanc de Blancs Riserva
JR- 42 months on the lees added a lot of extra complexity and texture to really a beautiful wine. Compact Asian pear, a hint of brioche and a lemon drop finish!  Serious juice.  ***(*)
$52.99
2019 Deltetto Alta Langa Brut PN-CH Millesimato
2019 Deltetto Alta Langa Brut PN-CH Millesimato
JR- Lovely fruit and a nice round palate.  Very, very easy to drink and a good drink for anytime you want a top Champagne-like wine but don’t want to pay for it!  *** 
$44.99
2019 Baker & Hamilton Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
2019 Baker & Hamilton Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
2019 Baker & Hamilton Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville  It’s rare that we get so excited about new Napa Valley Cabernet projects with price tags north of $100, but thanks to our deep and abiding love for winemaker Françoise Pechon (as...
$125.00
2019 Le Cinciole Petresco IGT Toscana Rosso
2019 Le Cinciole Petresco IGT Toscana Rosso
2019 Le Cinciole Petresco IGT Toscana $74.99 with shipping included on 6 bottles From the heart of Panzano-in-Chianti’s Conca d’Oro, the sun-bathed amphitheater in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, comes this bellwether of the Super...
$74.99
2016 Produttori del Barbarsco Don Fiorino Riserva
2016 Produttori del Barbarsco Don Fiorino Riserva
Wine Enthusiast:  A new edition to the winery’s already impressive lineup, the gorgeous Produttori del Barbaresco 2016 Don Fiorino Riserva stuns with its impeccable class, structure and youthful tension.  Made with 50% grapes from the...
$179.99
2018 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
2018 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Tasting Notes:  Cherry, raspberry and dried herb aromas laced with hints of vanilla and tobacco. The palate has a charming weight and velvety texture filled with intense flavors of black cherries and blackberries, all elevated by a lovely backbone...
$65.99
2016 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli
2016 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli
2016 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli  Wine Spectator: A pure and focused version, with cherry, strawberry and currant fruit shaded by mineral and tobacco accents. Vibrant and harmonious, this is all about the fruit, with a...
$84.99
2019 Skouras Megas Oenos
2019 Skouras Megas Oenos
 This wine showcases an intense, deep garnet color with alluring violet highlights. The nose reveals a harmonious blend of depth, concentration, complexity, and finesse. You'll be delighted by the enticing aromas of red and black fruits like...
$38.99
2014 Quintarelli Alzero Cabernet
2014 Quintarelli Alzero Cabernet
A claret sort of blend, with 20% merlot meshed to even parts cab and cab franc, dried in the traditional fashion for nigh on two months. A wine of latent power, the tannic mettle serving to compress prune, alpine amaro scents, licorice root and camphor...
$500.00
2019 Ostatu Escobal, Rioja Alavesa
2019 Ostatu Escobal, Rioja Alavesa
2019 Ostatu Ecobal, Rioja Alavesa Growers for a large part of their 250-year history, it was husband and wife, Doroteo and Maria Asuncio Saenz, who initiated the push toward estate-bottled wines back in the 1970s at Ostatu.  The winery also...
$25.99
$19.99
2019 CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County
2019 CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County
When Paul Hobbs set out to create a value-priced stable of wines to balance out his high-priced estate and single-vineyard offerings, he approached the project with the same single-minded intensity and meticulousness that have made the Hobbs label one of...
$60.00
$49.99
2018 Tikal Natural Red Blend, Mendoza, Argentina
2018 Tikal Natural Red Blend, Mendoza, Argentina
 I remember when the wines of Tikal first hit the marketplace some years ago, creating quite a stir with their glamorous wines, distinctive packaging and attractive pricing.  Tikal also has a connection to the most famous producer in all of...
$20.99
$16.99
2019  Six Cloves Magnolia Red Blend Los Carneros, Sonoma County
2019 Six Cloves Magnolia Red Blend Los Carneros, Sonoma County
The Cabernet Sauvignon (Millen Vineyard) and Merlot (Pyaleh Vineyard) were grown organically by Shaunt and Diego, classmates of Sonoe’s at UC Davis, who are converting conventionally grown small vineyards into healthy organic ones throughout the...
$45.00
2015 Paolo Scavino Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata Riserva
2015 Paolo Scavino Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata Riserva
2015 Paolo Scavino Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata Riserva Pre-Arrival $229.99, $249.99 in stock price The amazing 2019 Barolos are arriving soon!  Fasten your seatbelts because it’s a fabulous and unique vintage; one that, paradoxically,...
$229.99
2018 Tiberio 'Archivio' Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
2018 Tiberio 'Archivio' Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
The southern DOC known as Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is one of the most confusing to newcomers to Italian wine, starting with the grape variety itself. Montepulciano is very often confused with the town in Tuscany of the same name and the wine made...
$49.99
2019 Domaine FL Savennières 'Chamboureau'
2019 Domaine FL Savennières 'Chamboureau'
100% Chenin Blanc Whew!  Is there any white wine made anywhere in the world more scintillating than a bone-dry Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley?  The best are just packed with personality and offer up not only amazing, concentrated fruit...
$39.99
2013 Quintarelli Alzero IGT Veneto Rosso
Quintarelli
2013 Quintarelli Alzero IGT Veneto Rosso
40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot - The wine is then aged in French barrels for two or three years, then racked into Slavonian oak barrels for four more years.
$499.99
2016 Ciacci Brunello Riserva 'Pianrosso- Santa Caterina d'Oro
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
2016 Ciacci Brunello Riserva 'Pianrosso- Santa Caterina d'Oro
  Our allocations of this round of Ciacci Piccolomini’s much-coveted Brunellos is pitiful but you, our best Italian wine-loving customers, deserve the 4-1-1.  Ciacci, thanks to their position in the southernmost, warmest part of...
$209.99
2019 El Enemigo Cabernet Franc
El Enemigo
2019 El Enemigo Cabernet Franc
Think Argentina is all about Malbec?  Think again!  Cab Franc loves the Mendoza’s high altitude, abundant sunshine and desert-like conditions.  Here it develops a thicker skin and more color, as well as the kind of tannins one might...
$26.99
$24.99
2018 Deltetto Roero Riserva Braja 1.5L
Deltetto
2018 Deltetto Roero Riserva Braja 1.5L
Spectacular Nebbiolo from the talented folks at Deltetto, sourced from an incredible south-facing vineyard planted in the sandy soil of the Roero district.  Drink or save; this is powerful wine, albeit, wrapped in a velvet glove.
$79.99
2018 E. Pira-Chiara Boschis Barolo Cannubi 1.5 Liter
E. Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis
2018 E. Pira-Chiara Boschis Barolo Cannubi 1.5 Liter
 The star of the show when presented horizontally with her two other 2018 Barolos, Chiara’s 2018 Cannubi is sort of a benchmark for this iconic vineyard- the ultimate blend of everything we think of as Classic Barolo and ditto for Cannubi...
$349.99
$300.00
2019 Tenuta Carleone 'Uno' IGT Sangiovese Toscana
Tenuta di Carleone
2019 Tenuta Carleone 'Uno' IGT Sangiovese Toscana
The smallest production in Sean’s cellar is the wine he calls ‘Uno,’ referring to the single grape variety used in the wine.  This is the flagship, Riserva-style wine of the estate and is sourced from the best Sangiovese grapes...
$94.99
2017 Manuel Marinacci Barbaresco 'Rocche Massalupo'
Manuel Marinacci
2017 Manuel Marinacci Barbaresco 'Rocche Massalupo'
2017 Manuel Marinacci Barbaresco Rocche Massalupo While there are a score of exciting new and revamped Barolo projects out there, some of the most interesting discoveries we’ve made over the past few years have been in Barbaresco where a younger...
$59.99
2019 Gillardi Langhe Nebbiolo
Gillardi
2019 Gillardi Langhe Nebbiolo
Winery Notes:  The historic family cellar stands on the bricco del Corsaletto, where the homonymous farmhouse dominates from above the natural amphitheater of vineyards that stands out on the southern slope, in the direction of Liguria / the...
$35.00
$19.99
2019 Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Rouge Pessac-Leognan
Chateau Malartic Lagraviere
2019 Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Rouge Pessac-Leognan
Man, I love Graves like this- its minerality and finesse are truly impressive. I try and buy this every vintage. Made from equal proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit...
$69.99