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Masseria Surani

Primitivo 2019

Puglia IGT

This 100% Primitivo is rich and forward, with notes of baking spice, licorice, blackberry and black cherry fruit, as well as hints of chocolate. Despite the boldness of the flavors, the wine retains bright acidity and restrained alcohol levels, keeping it fresh throughout. 

James Suckling "Fresh, spicy plum-skin aromas and flavors. Medium body with intense, bright fruit and a tight finish." -J.S.

Poggio al Tufo

Vermentino 2020

Toscana IGT

This single-vineyard Vermentino exhibits all of the characteristics for which Tuscan Vermentino is renowned, in particular its mineral notes, a result of the volcanic soil on which the vineyards lie. This bright, crisp wine has both wonderful freshness as well as the balanced quality typical of the varietal.

James Suckling "Aromas of sliced apple, lime and a tinge of almond skin. Medium-bodied with a very focused bead of lime driving through the palate. Same dry-almond character at the end, together…

Tommasi

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2017

Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG

Tommasi's traditional approach to Amarone favors elegance and balance, with deep fruit complemented by spicy, earthy flavors. Through its commitment to quality and tradition, Tommasi has established itself as one of the principal ambassadors of Amarone in the world.

James Suckling "Intense, bright red berries with some dates and spicy, meaty notes. Full-bodied with a tight but forward-driven palate, spurred along by clean acidity and firm, fine tannins. It's all there,…

Champagne Bollinger

Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2008

Champagne, France

Vieilles Vignes Françaises is one of Champagne’s most mythical cuvees, produced from miraculously preserved and ungrafted 100% Pinot Noir vines. Phylloxera destroyed the vines of Champagne in the early 20th century, but amazingly enough two of Bollinger’s classified Grands crus plots, Chaudes Terres and Clos St. Jacques, survived and are still grown the traditional way. Madame Lily Bollinger first had this wine produced in 1969 as an anniversary cuvee to commemorate her 70th birthday. Following the wine’s launch in 1974, Vieilles Vignes Françaises promptly became a collectible and a symbol of a bygone era. Over the decades, its uniqueness and scarcity have made it one of the most sought-after and expensive Champagnes.

Decanter "Spectacular wine. One of the finest vintages of the last 20 years, with excellent ripeness yet superb balance. The fruit from the ungrafted Pinot Noir in Aÿ was picked on…

Tommasi

Rafaèl Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2019

Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC

This Valpolicella comes from the historical Tommasi family vineyard of the same name. Perfectly situated on one of the region’s most famous hills, Monte Masua, it produces what may be the best grapes for the production of Valpolicella Classico Superiore.

James Suckling "Pleasant nose of thick raspberry and cherry jam with savory notes of black olives and light herbs. Relaxed feel to the medium-bodied but layered palate with very fine tannins that…

Poggio al Tufo

Rompicollo 2018

Toscana IGT

This Tuscan "Super Value" is a blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and comes from a single-vineyard site in the Alta Maremma called Rompicollo. The vineyard benefits from southern exposure, ample sunlight, and a soil rich in tufo, a particular type of volcanic rock.

James Suckling "Ripe and plummy with a pleasant red-licorice note on the nose. Medium-bodied with a silky, spicy fruit core that pushes and pushes through the long finish, thanks to some citrusy…

Poggio al Tufo

Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Toscana IGT

James Suckling "A clean-cut cab with a good core of currants and a hint of fresh herb. Medium-bodied with well-integrated tannins and a fresh, fruity finish." - J.S.

Gary Farrell Winery

Russian River Selection Chardonnay 2019

Russian River Valley, California

The Russian River Selection bottlings are quintessential Russian River Valley wines blended from some of the winery’s top vineyard sources. They are beautiful expressions of their varietal type and of the appellation’s unique terroir, each blend capturing the richness, purity and elegance that are Gary Farrell Winery’s trademarks. This layered and complex Chardonnay brings together fruit from several of our favorite Russian River Valley vineyard sites.

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Marietta Cellars

Angeli Zinfandel 2019

Alexander Valley, California

Once a component of the Angeli Cuvée, this Zinfandel long stood out for its brilliance, clarity, and leanness. Now, showcased on its own, it speaks volumes about this unique little canyon off Alexander Valley known as Angeli Ranch. The halo-like image on the label pays homage to Viola Angeli, who sold the Angeli Ranch to Chris Bilbro in an angelic act that mirrors her name. The estate series from Marietta is made with terroir in mind above all else. For many years these sites were included in blends, though they routinely stood out as extraordinary. These wines are true expressions of unique sites, crafted with freshness, tension and longevity in mind.

James Suckling "Such a pretty zin with blackberries, figs, flowers and some bark on the nose. Follows through to a medium body, with firm and fine tannins and a fresh, spicy finish…

Wine Advocate "The 2019 Angeli Zinfandel has a medium ruby color and elegant perfume of white peaches, white pepper, tea leaves, licorice and wild berries. The palate balances intense, ultra-perfumed fruit with…

Chateau Montelena

Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Calistoga, Napa Valley, California

The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is Chateau Montelena’s flagship wine and a quality icon of Napa Valley. The winemaking team works obsessively and passionately with each vintage to capture the best expression of their historic terroir. This is a show-stopper that reveals the perfect blend of flavors, aromas and textures to reach the pinnacle of balance.

Vinous (93+ ) “The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate shows the racier, more voluptuous side of the vintage. A burst of super-ripe red cherry fruit, spice, mint, tobacco and cedar gives the wine an…

Domaine Chanson

Meursault 2018

Meursault, Burgundy

Chanson's Meursault is a village wine with Premier Cru standards. The grapes are from 4 different plots of vineyards from selected growers. 2 of these plots are located on mid-slope for finesse and minerality. The other 2 are situated around the village for more richness and depth.

Wine Spectator "Round and full of peach, lemon cake and pastry flavors, this white is opulent and charming. Lively acidity is embedded in the plush texture, emerging on the lingering finish." -…

Wine Enthusiast "A hint of butteriness is all that peeks through on the shy nose of this wine. The palate has creamy richness that unites a touch of smoky flint with melted…

Rotem and Mounir Saouma

Inopia Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Rouge 2018

Côtes-du-Rhône

Burgundy meets the Rhône. An utter respect for tradition, and in some ways a total break. We’ve watched as Mounir and Rotem Saouma, of Burgundy producer Lucien Le Moine, slowly developed their estate and wines in the Rhône Valley, and the results today are too extraordinary and distinct to ignore.

Wine Spectator "Pretty mesquite and red tea aromas lead off, followed by silky red cherry and raspberry fruit. Shows a light garrigue hint through the finish, as the perfume just lingers and…

Rotem and Mounir Saouma

Inopia Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Blanc 2018

Côtes-du-Rhône

Burgundy meets the Rhône. An utter respect for tradition, and in some ways a total break. We’ve watched as Mounir and Rotem Saouma, of Burgundy producer Lucien Le Moine, slowly developed their estate and wines in the Rhône Valley, and the results today are too extraordinary and distinct to ignore.

Wine Spectator "Lovely notes of macadamia nut, lemon curd, shortbread and creamed yellow apple glide through in this stylish, seductive white. Verbena and jasmine hints underscore the finish." - J.M.

Château de Nalys

Saintes Pierres de Nalys Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2019

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The second white wine to the Château de Nalys Grand Vin Blanc has a character all its own, with a strongly different varietal and plot composition, and like its red Saintes Pierres counterpart, a fermentation, and aging geared towards emphasizing freshness. The hallmark seamlessness of Guigal's white wines is especially evident in this wine, which is unlike any Châteauneuf white we have experienced in its grace and lift.

Wine Enthusiast "Matured for just eight months and geared back in oak influences, this fresh, fruit-focused white is a youthful, mouthwatering expression of Châteauneuf-du-Pape blanc. A full-bodied blend of five classic white…

Tommasi

Lugana Le Fornaci 2020

Lugana DOC

Le Fornaci hails from Lugana, a trendy, growing appellation on the southern shores of Lake Garda. Tommasi has long owned an estate in the village of San Martino della Battaglia, where they produce elegant white wines made from the indigenous and largely unknown Turbiana grape.

James Suckling "Floral and slightly earthy nose with some cedro, following through to a medium to full palate with flavors of bitter-lemon and rich, savory minerals. Lightly phenolic on the finish." 

Decanter "This Lugana is dangerously delicious: melon and yellow fruit aromas are joined by a stony note, with intense, fleshy and vibrant flavours of cantaloupe melon, apricot, peach skin and even…

Errázuriz

MAX Pinot Noir 2020

Aconcagua Costa

Hailing from a daring planting nearly 15 years ago of vineyards fewer than ten miles from the Pacific Ocean, MAX Pinot Noir is a stunning expression of Pinot Noir that we believe makes it one of the highest quality, most interesting, and most original Pinot Noirs available at its price from anywhere in the world.

James Suckling “Very attractive dried strawberry and cherry. Orange peel and citrus undertones. It’s medium-bodied with vivid acidity and a tangy finish. Lively acidity." - J.S. 

E. Guigal

Gigondas 2018

Gigondas

Guigal’s Gigondas is an incredible introduction to serious Southern Rhône reds, and a show-stopper at the price. In the hands of Guigal, the rich ripe fruit and savory character of the wine bursts with sheer pleasure, yet the wine displays terrific refinement, complexity, length and ability to age.

Jeb Dunnuck (90-92) “The 2018 Gigondas offers a more pretty, elegant style as well as medium-bodied richness, polished tannins, lots of spring flowers, and more red and strawberry-like fruits. It’s an elegant, balanced…

Wine Advocate (91-93) “I was told the sample of the 2018 Gigondas represented about 80% of the final blend, so a lot could still change from here to bottling. That said, what I…

E. Guigal

Gigondas 2017

Gigondas

Guigal’s Gigondas is an incredible introduction to serious Southern Rhône reds, and a show-stopper at the price. In the hands of Guigal, the rich ripe fruit and savory character of the wine bursts with sheer pleasure, yet the wine displays terrific refinement, complexity, length and ability to age.

Wine Advocate (90-91) “Guigal's 2017 Gigondas is a touch crisper and edgier than the 2016, with similar notes of red fruit (pomegranate and raspberries) tinged with garrigue. Medium to full-bodied, it should be…

Jeb Dunnuck (91-93) “Showing incredible complexity as well as a sexy, sunny, medium to full-bodied profile. Lots of spice, pine needle, garrigue, and earthy red and blue fruits define the bouquet, and it…

Château La Fleur-Pétrus

Château La Fleur-Pétrus 2018

Pomerol

From a wine of utter charm, La Fleur-Petrus has through the developments of the last 20 years become a wine of profound depth and complexity, all the while retaining its irresistible, seductive edge. You could even call it the archetype of  Pomerol.

Jeb Dunnuck "One of the most seamless, ethereal wines in the vintage, the 2018 Chateau la Fleur-Petrus check in as 91% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot coming from a…

James Suckling "Ripe black fruit, clove, licorice, pine and walnut husk on the nose. Bitter chocolate and coffee, too. It's full bodied with firm, tight tannins. Muscular and very formed. Energetic and…

Decanter "There is ton to enjoy here. It's gorgeous, ripped and muscular, with beautifully sculpted fruits as it opens. Some over-concentration on the finish perhaps, with slight fig and prune notes…

Wine Enthusiast Editors' Choice  "Situated on some of the finest terroir in Pomerol, this estate has produced a powerful while impressively subtle wine. Black fruits, rich tannins and strength come together in…

Vinous "The 2018 La Fleur Petrus is positively rapturous, just as it was from barrel. Mother nature appears to have taken all the signatures of this site and turned up the…

Wine Advocate "A blend of 91% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the 2018 La Fleur Petrus has a medium garnet-purple color and a slightly closed-down nose to begin, soon…

Wine Spectator "This offers a dark hued mix of plum, blackberry and black currant fruit that rolls through unwinding to show anise, warm stone and tobacco notes as it does. Savory- and…

Sandrone

Barbera d’Alba 2019

Barbera d'Alba

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