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Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2011 Magnum Product #31471 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2011 Magnum Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2011 Magnum

What’s even better than a great bottle of Grüner Grand Grü?  An even bigger bottle, of course! Loaded with crunchy pear, peach and citrus fruit aromas and flavors and just a touch of white pepper and baking spice.  Long on the palate and finish where juicy pink grapefruit acidity makes your mouth water and look for another sip.  Easy to drink on its own or with extravagant Holiday feasts.

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Charles Clement Champagne Brut Tradition NV Magnum Product #32612 (In Stock)
Charles Clement Champagne Brut Tradition NV Magnum Charles Clement Champagne Brut Tradition NV Magnum

This small cooperative winery in the heart of Champagne has struck gold with this cuvee- and "yellow label gold" at that.  Because the Charles Clement Brut Tradition is the kind of wine that will thrill anyone who loves Champagne's most famous "yellow label" (which is actually orange) bottle.  It's a blend of 50% Pinot Noir for richness, 30% Chardonnay for toasty vibrancy, and 20% Pinot Meunier for depth and body.  

With 30% reserve wines (base wines from previous vintages) and plenty of time on the lees, it's loaded with crowd-pleasing class.  Small, persistent, bubbles lift aromas of brioche, toasted nuts, apple and stone fruit from the glass.  Then, round and generous on the palate with nice creaminess and plenty of apple, pear, hazelnut and toast flavors that flow on nicely through the fine finish.  A very, very, fine Champagne value.

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Guillon Marsannay Clos Des Portes 2014 1.5l Product #31369 (In Stock)
Guillon Marsannay Clos Des Portes 2014 1.5l Guillon Marsannay Clos Des Portes 2014 1.5l

A stunning bottle of handcrafted red Burgundy that will delight fans of ripe Russian River or warm vintage Willamette Valley Pinot today and satisfy the most demanding Burgundy fan for years to come.  Jean Michel Guillon purchased this small vineyard about 10 years ago and his hard work has transformed its 30-40 year-old vines into something very special indeed.  He harvests less than 30 hectoliters per hectare of perfectly ripe fruit here – much lower yields than are allowed in Grand Cru vineyards!  And, he treats it like “Grand Cru” wine, too, aging it for 16 months in all new Bertomieu French oak barrels.  Decant it now or hold through 2024.

"Mild reduction pushes what appears to be ripe fruit to the background. Otherwise there is good verve to the racy, intense and well-delineated flavors that don't possess the same mid-palate concentration but are persistent and well-balanced. This could also be approached young if desired."Allen Meadows 87-89 points

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Guillon Fixin Hauts Crais 2015 Magnum (1.5l) Product #32520 (In Stock)
Guillon Fixin Hauts Crais 2015 Magnum (1.5l) Guillon Fixin Hauts Crais 2015 Magnum (1.5l)

A terrific wine to enjoy from magnum while young or in years!

"Generous but not dominant wood can be found on the ripe yet cool red berry, sauvage and earth-scented nose. The rich, suave and voluminous but well-detailed flavors possess a beguiling texture before concluding in a lingering finish that displays the classic youthful Fixin austerity. Once again this offers fine quality for its level."Allen Meadows 88-91 points

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Ken Wright Pinot Noir Shea Vyd 2016 1.5l Product #32483 (In Stock)
Ken Wright Pinot Noir Shea Vyd 2016 1.5l Ken Wright Pinot Noir Shea Vyd 2016 1.5l

Ken’s signature wine and, arguably, Willamette Valley’s signature vineyard.  Wine Advocate has suggested that Shea is the Willamette Valley’s one potential “superstar” vineyard and Ken makes the benchmark wine from this famous site.  Ken uses fruit from three different blocks in the vineyard, two planted to Dijon 114 and one to Dijon 777 clones. Shea always gives black/red fruit - especially blueberry - but with more spice and earth than other Yamhill-Carlton wines.  Always a fine marriage of ripe fruit and juicy, fresh, texture, this usually wants a few years in cellar to show its best. Ken pretty much made the reputation of this vineyard, and it's always one of his most powerful, concentrated, wines.

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Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Champonnets 2013 Magnum Product #30038 (In Stock)
Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Champonnets 2013 Magnum Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Champonnets 2013 Magnum

Hoo boy!  As Burghound notes, this will need another 6 or 7 years to “arrive at its full potential,” but it’s nearly impossible to resist right now.  A big "wow" wine that delivers a silky, plush, nose of spice, rich fruit, fresh earth and cocoa.  Then a mouthful of dark fruit, unctuous cocoa butter, spice and cigar tobacco with superb length, plenty of power, but absolutely no excess weight.  This is arguably the wine that most clearly exemplifies Jean Michel’s style and talent and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

"Outstanding. This is one of the ripest wines in the range as the mocha-scented nose displays notes of cassis and black raspberry liqueur notes along with spice, earth and floral wisps. There is good minerality and plenty of earth and sauvage characters on the intense and punch medium-bodied flavors that culminate in a clean and dry (in the best sense) finale that is notably austere at present. I like the depth and balance though note that this muscular effort will definitely require extended cellaring to arrive at its full potential."Allen Meadows 90-93 points

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En Numeros Vermells Classic Priorat Negre 1.5l 2014 Product #31055 (In Stock)

Silvia Puig made just 827 bottles of our favorite all-around Priorat red in the cool, fresh, 2014 vintage.  It's a blend of 65% Garnatxa, 30% Syrah, and 5% Carinyena fermented in open-top 300 liter and 500 liter French oak and then aged 13 months in those same barrels (with the tops back on).  The vintage gives this more energy and zip than previous releases, but there's no shortage of pure Priorat power.

Big, classically Priorat, aromas of spice, chocolate, blackberry, raspberry and baked plum really jump from the glass.  In the mouth it's rich and ripe with oodles of blue-black fruit, more chocolate and spice, and accents of tangy blueberry, blood orange and pomegranate.  Chewy and dense right on through the very long finish with notes of blackberry, plum, and flambéed cherries lingering on and on.  This will drink young and repay 10-15 years in cellar.

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Guillon Gevrey Chambertin Vielles Vignes 2014 1.5l Product #31370 (In Stock)
Guillon Gevrey Chambertin Vielles Vignes 2014 1.5l Guillon Gevrey Chambertin Vielles Vignes 2014 1.5l

Very limited and rare magnums bottled just for us!  Always one of Jean-Michel’s – and importer Olivier Daubresse’s! – favorite cuvees, I really cannot imagine how you wouldn’t guess very good 1er cru when tasting this blind.  It’s a powerful wine that can be aprecied now for the dense fruit and palate-coating richness but will need time to mellow and open to show earthy, iron ore, minerality.

Outstanding Top Value "I would describe this as moderately wooded as well with its notes of menthol and dense fruited nose of plum, dark berries, spice and abundant earth scents. There is outstanding richness and concentration to the notably powerful and serious middle weight plus flavors that deliver excellent persistence on the rustic finale. This old school effort won't win any awards for refinement but it is a first-rate Gevrey villages that really saturates the palate with dry extract. Highly recommended provided that you have the patience to give it at least 6 to 8 years of cellaring."Allen Meadows 89-92 points

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En Numeros Vermells Classic Priorat Negre 1.5l 2015 Product #32210 (In Stock)
En Numeros Vermells Classic Priorat Negre 1.5l 2015 En Numeros Vermells Classic Priorat Negre 1.5l 2015

1,215 bottles made; 600 bottles and 20 magnums imported.  The “White Label” is Silvia’s flagship and this year’s model harks back to the simply stellar 2011 vintage that was our introduction to the ENV project.  It’s a blend of Garnatxa, Syrah and a splash of Carinyena fermented in open-top 300 liter and 500 liter French oak and then aged 13 months in those same barrels (with the tops back on).  Sounds simple, but that hides the intense amount of work that goes into this wine, from selecting the very best French oak, to meticulously sorting the fruit of ultra-old vines, to manually punching down the fermentations and then coaxing out the best of each lot from barrel to bottle.

So what’s the 2015 like?  Jonas Gustafsson, Silvia’s importer, sums it up nicely:  “This vintage is all about class, concentration and power!”  You’re going to need a little patience and time here, but swirling unveils a profound nose of dark fruit, sweet spice, crumbled baker’s chocolate and a generous dose of hot, smoky, slate.  In the mouth, a wildly complex ride featuring torrents of blackberry and black raspberry fruit, subtle currents of lead pencil, chocolate and spice, and bold gusts of dusty blue slate.  It’s at once velvety textured and immensely powerful, with huge drive through a long, blue/black fruit, iron ore and spice finish.  Decant and grill up some lamb right now.  Or in 2025.  Or 2035.  Etc.

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Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Petit Chapelle 2013 Magnum Product #30040 (In Stock)
Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Petit Chapelle 2013 Magnum Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Petit Chapelle 2013 Magnum

With the Gevrey Vieilles Vignes, this is one of the truly amazing values in this offering, delivering Grand Cru level ripeness, concentration, and complexity at a price well under many very good 1er Crus.  As with the Grand Crus, Jean-Michel ferments Petite Chapelle in a brand-new, open-top, wood fermenter before aging it in the best French oak money can buy.  You can begin to peak in on its development in 2020 if you like, but put some away to drink from 2023 to whenever.

"Sweet Spot Outstanding. Ample wood spice and menthol nuances add breadth to the beautifully complex and markedly ripe plum, cassis and black currant suffused nose. There is a beguiling sense of underlying tension to the precise and mineral-driven big-bodied flavors that possess both excellent volume and plenty of power, all wrapped in a firm, austere and overtly tannic finale. Like the old vines Gevrey this is an old school example and is best suited for those who have the patience to wait as this will definitely require it."Allen Meadows 91-93 points

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Dom La Barroche Chateauneuf Du Pape Pure 2015 Magnum Product #32158 (In Stock)
Dom La Barroche Chateauneuf Du Pape Pure 2015 Magnum Dom La Barroche Chateauneuf Du Pape Pure 2015 Magnum

When Robert Parker tasted the 2005 Pure  - just the third vintage for then 25 year-old Julien Barrot – he was blown away, calling it “magnificent 100% old vine Grenache offering called Pure, which is about as close to a great vintage of Rayas as one will find.”  That Rayas comparison comes up often, and while this is hardly inexpensive, compared to Rayas…  Well worth having to drink from 2020 on.

"Most of these vines are now over 115 years old; fermented in large concrete eggs and aged in a large older foudre. Lurid ruby. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh dark berries, cola, incense and potpourri, and a hint of smoky minerality emerges with air. Juicy, penetrating black raspberry, bitter cherry and lavender pastille flavors show superb depth and energy and stretch out to become sweeter on the back half. Shows excellent clarity and spicy lift on a long, sappy finish framed by velvety, slow-building tannins. For such a generous wine, there's no lack of vivacity here."  Vinous (Raynolds) 93-95 points

"One of the most impressive barrel samples of this cuvée I can remember, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Pure is always almost 100% Grenache that comes from a tiny parcel of sandy soils located right at the junction of the Grand Pierre, Pointu and Rayas lieux-dits. Partially destemmed, vinified in concrete and aged in a single, ancient foudre, this sensational-looking Châteauneuf du Pape dishes out incredible amounts of ripe cherries, blueberries, crushed rocks and crushed flowers. Big, full-bodied, thick and unctuous, it got a few expletives in the notes, and for all its size and weight, it stays lively, pure and even elegant. My money is on this beauty being one of the top wines in the vintage."Wine Advocate 95-97 points

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Guillon Gevrey 1er Cru Champonnets Cuvee Margaux 2015 Mag Product #32521 (In Stock)
Guillon Gevrey 1er Cru Champonnets Cuvee Margaux 2015 Mag Guillon Gevrey 1er Cru Champonnets Cuvee Margaux 2015 Mag

Just 6 magnums bottled for us, available to you.

"Outstanding. This is aromatically similar to the regular cuvée with perhaps just a bit more density. Consistent with the greater density of the nose the big-bodied flavors are also richer and more concentrated while offering plenty of minerality and power on the impressively long finish."Allen Meadows 90-93 points

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Guillon Grand Cru Mazis Chambertin 2013 Magnum Product #30042 (In Stock)
Guillon Grand Cru Mazis Chambertin 2013 Magnum Guillon Grand Cru Mazis Chambertin 2013 Magnum

It’s hard to believe Jean-Michel could make such a powerful Mazis in 2013, but the proof is here in the bottle.  Buy as much as you can - it will show best after 2023 and give amazing pleasure for as long as you’d care to hold it.  A stunning, stunning, wine.

"A pungent nose of strong reduction and wood toast flatten the underlying fruit. This is also a big, powerful and intense effort with excellent mid-palate concentration and plenty of palate coating dry extract that also serves to buffer the extraordinarily firm finish that delivers superb length. Like several of these 2013s this is an old school style of Mazis and it is pointless to buy this unless you have the determination to allow it have at least 10 years of cellaring and it will need every bit of 20 to fully mature. As such this will not be for everyone but it will be a treat for those who have the resolve to wait."Allen Meadows 92-94 points

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Guillon Grand Cru Mazis Chambertin 2015 Magnum (1.5L) Product #32519 (In Stock)
Guillon Grand Cru Mazis Chambertin 2015 Magnum (1.5L) Guillon Grand Cru Mazis Chambertin 2015 Magnum (1.5L)

Very limited - bottled just for us!

"A densely fruited nose of dark berries is at once earthy, spicy and animale. The imposingly scaled, lavishly rich and sleekly muscled flavors are very firmly structured though not at all aggressive and the sheer depth of material is admirable on the hugely long finish that really fans out as it sits on the palate. This is impressive but very clearly built-to-age."Allen Meadows 92-95 points

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