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Dom La Bouissiere Vacqueyras 2010 Product #26540 (In Stock)
Dom La Bouissiere Vacqueyras 2010 Dom La Bouissiere Vacqueyras 2010

A powerhouse, but in perfect balance.  Drinking well already.

“Opaque purple. Spicy dark berry and cherry aromas are complicated by candied licorice, tobacco and musky herbs. Fleshy but nicely focused cherry and blackberry flavors provide impressive palate coverage, picking up notes of vanilla and cola with air. Finishes with very good cling and power, the licorice note repeating.”International Wine Cellar 90 points

“From this tiny 7.2-acre estate, the 2010 Vacqueyras (60% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre aged in neutral wood and tank) is a sexy, opaque purple-colored offering with low acidity, lots of succulent red and black fruits intermixed with notes of licorice, incense and underbrush. Its opulence, fleshiness and naked expression of exuberant fruit gives it a flamboyant, consumer-friendly personality. It’s a big wine, but the fruit is so delicious and ripe, it is impossible to resist. Drink it over the next 5-6 years.”Wine Advocate 90 points

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Dom La Bouissiere Gigondas La Font De Tonin 2010 Product #26539 (In Stock)
Dom La Bouissiere Gigondas La Font De Tonin 2010 Dom La Bouissiere Gigondas La Font De Tonin 2010

Super-concentrated and rich, this needs a little air now and will be best after 2014.

“79% Grenache and 21% Mourvedre. Bright purple. Highly aromatic nose combines black raspberry, cherry and cola. Bright, intense and sharply focused, with intense dark berry, spice and cola flavors firmed by brisk acidity. Shows increasing breadth and sweetness--and a sexy floral nuance--as it opens up with air. Builds power toward the back, finishing with silky tannins and assertive spiciness.”International Wine Cellar 93 points

“A sensational effort, the opaque ruby/purple-tinged 2010 Gigondas La Font du Tonin is a deeper, richer, more structured and backward effort revealing full body as well as loads of incense, flower, blueberry, black raspberry and bouquet garni notes. Very perfumed with stunning purity and overall equilibrium, this big, well-balanced, intriguing Gigondas should drink well for 12-15+ years.”Wine Advocate 92-94 points

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Small Vines Russian River Pinot Noir 2009 Product #25998 (In Stock)
Small Vines Russian River Pinot Noir 2009 Small Vines Russian River Pinot Noir 2009

I find this to perfectly marry classic Russian River fruit with a precision and grace more commonly found in Oregon or even Burgundy.  Lovely now and able to improve for 5+ years.

"Sexy, high-pitched aromas of wild red berries, Asian spices, rose petal and lavender. Fresh and sharply delineated, offering a silky texture and concentrated red fruit and candied rose flavors. Shows very good depth but this is carrying no fat. The long finish features gentle, fine-grained tannins and lingering floral and spice notes."International Wine Cellar 91 points

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Bzikot Puligny Montrachet Cuvee De La Maison 2010 Product #24384 (In Stock)
Bzikot Puligny Montrachet Cuvee De La Maison 2010 Bzikot Puligny Montrachet Cuvee De La Maison 2010

Many of you were impressed with this when we first introduced it in late 2012.  A little more time in bottle has done it nothing but good!  "Cuvee de la Maison" - the blend of the House - is two barrels of Puligny Montrachet Doug selected from 9 Sylvain made in 2010 from the fine Les Petites Nosroyes vineyard, just under 1er Cru Perriers.  The goal here was both to bring you a fantastic bottle of top-notch Puligny Montrachet and to show Sylvain that his best wines deserve more new oak – both barrels we chose were new – a case it’s making very nicely right now!

Today, the new oak has been almost completely absorbed in the wine, and most experts would struggle to guess that it was made in new barrels.  The aromas are becoming extravagant - lemon curd, grilled pineapple, apricot, fresh butter, toasted nut, crushed mint, and just a touch of smoke.  In the mouth, it’s full and luxurious, very much 1er Cru weight, with layered flavors of lemon, golden apple, tangy pineapple, chervil and mint, and wet stones. Hard as it is to believe, the palate and finish are even longer now, with mouthwatering acidity and firm minerality lifting the lingering notes of tangy fruit, mineral, nut and butter that go on and one.  Another 10-15 years in front of our baby, but fun and captivating right now.

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Andre Brunel Les Cailloux Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010 Product #26359 (In Stock)
Andre Brunel Les Cailloux Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010 Andre Brunel Les Cailloux Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010

Excellent vintage here, on par with 2001 or 1998.

“Assertive, exotically perfumed scents of black raspberry, wild herbs and incense, with a note of lavender in the background. Sweet, ripe, silky and expansive, with a nervy spine of acidity providing focus to the sweet red and dark berry preserve and floral flavors. The seamless finish shows strong spice and floral character.” International Wine Cellar 92 points

“The Les Cailloux 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape possesses a dense ruby/purple color as well as lots of gamy, meaty notes intermixed with bouquet garni, licorice, black currants and kirsch, Spicy, fat, fleshy and evolved and forward for a 2010, this full-throttle, hedonistic and intellectually pleasing Chateauneuf du Pape should drink well for 10-14 years.” Wine Advocate 93 points

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Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2010 Product #26481 (In Stock)
Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2010 Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2010

One of Sylvain Bzikot's two 1er Cru vineyards lies in Les Perrieres, a fine site on the border with Meursault.  As always, loads of chalky mineral here on the nose and palate, joined with scents of limestone, lime, apple, and citrus.  Pure and focused on the attack, the butter, stone fruit, melon, toasted nut and citrus flavors broaden and gain richness across your tongue before snapping back with intensity on the dry, vibrant, finish. A complex, compelling, wine to taste now and cellar for 10-15 years if you choose.

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Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres 2010 Product #26480 (In Stock)
Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres 2010 Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres 2010

As Clive Coates says, "Folatieres is a fullish, meaty, mineral wine with plenty of weight of fruit and good grip - a typical Puligny permier cru, in fact."  Sylvain Bzikot's Folatieres is among the best I know with the fine acid/mineral character of a classic white Burgundy vintage in a nicely round, accessible, package.  Apple and stone fruits, a touch of lime skin, fresh butter and hazelnut flavors and aromas all swirl in a smooth-textured wine with just the right amount of acidity at the end.  The expected rich and creamy texture is a touch more translucent, precise, and pure in the excellent 2010 vintage, making this the most delicious example of Folatieres from Sylvain yet. 

I know people who have put this in blind tastings with Domaine Leflaive's Folatieres (selling for 3x the price) and seen Sylvain's come out on top!  Enjoyable now with rich foods and sure to improve over the next 10+ years.

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Gaja Sori Tildin Langhe 2006 Product #26244 (In Stock)
Gaja Sori Tildin Langhe 2006 Gaja Sori Tildin Langhe 2006

In perfect condition and most still in un-opened wood six packs.  A very rare deal.

“Good full, deep red. Sexy aromas of minerals, truffle and ineffable rose petal. Suave and lush, showing a surprisingly open-knit texture that partly masks the wine's serious underpinning of fine tannins. Very long and aromatic on the aftertaste."International Wine Cellar 94 points

“Angelo Gaja's 2006s from Barbaresco are lovely, although they require a bit of aeration to find their focus. As always Gaja blends in a small percentage of Barbera for his single-vineyard Langhe wines. The 2006 Langhe Sori Tildin opens with a gorgeous, nuanced bouquet that leads to an equally expressive core of ripe, red fruits. This medium-bodied Sori Tildin is the most focused and energetic of these wines. It offers exceptional length and a refined, polished close. As is often the case, the Sori Tildin is also the most delicate and feminine of the single-vineyard wines. This is a very strong effort even if the explosiveness of the finest vintages is missing. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031.” Wine Advocate 94 points

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