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Guillon Gevrey Chambertin Cuvee Alexis 2014 Product #31360 (In Stock)
Guillon Gevrey Chambertin Cuvee Alexis 2014 Guillon Gevrey Chambertin Cuvee Alexis 2014

Co-winemaker Alexis Guillon's cuvee is always a bit more elegant than the Domaine's other Village wines, but still has the concentration and depth that only comes from 60+ year-old vines. This is the best vintage for this wine I can recall and the best rating from Burghound, too.  Another outstanding value in classic Gevrey Chambertin.  Best from 2019 - 2029.

Outstanding Top Value " A moderately wooded nose also exhibits a touch of menthol on the classic Gevrey aromas of earth, underbrush, game and cool dark berry fruit. There is excellent mid-palate density to the intense, robust and muscular flavors that coat the palate on the slightly rustic and impressively long finish. Worth considering."Allen Meadows 89-91 points

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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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Dom Michelot Meursault Narvaux 2014 Product #31572 (In Stock)
Dom Michelot Meursault Narvaux 2014 Dom Michelot Meursault Narvaux 2014

Meursault's Lieu-Dit vineyards are kind of a halfway step from "village" to 1er Cru status, and Narvaux is one of the best.  Perched  on rocky soils high on the hill above 1er Cru Les Genevrieres, Narvaux gives classic Meursualt richness without heaviness and good energy with no hard edges.  Michelot's is about as fine as Narvaux gets.

“Pale yellow. Peach, orange, spicy oak and grilled almond on the nose. A distinct step up in energy and lift from the Clos Saint-Félix, showing much more mineral spine to its lightly saline flavors of citrus fruits, hazelnut and spices. Very Meursault but in a firm style, with the backbone to evolve gracefully. Finishes with sneaky orange zest persistence.”  Vinous (Tanzer) 90 points

“High-pitched, offering toasted sweet spice, lime blossom, citronella, mineral and nut oil aromas and flavors. Well-defined, intense and taut, with a stingy finish for now, but the potential is there."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Ken Wright Pinot Noir Freedom Hill Vyd 2015 Product #31308 (In Stock)
Ken Wright Pinot Noir Freedom Hill Vyd 2015 Ken Wright Pinot Noir Freedom Hill Vyd 2015

Always a favorite in Ken’s cellar, the Freedom Hills Pinot comes from a tiny slice (2.85 acres) of this well-respected vineyard lying between Eola Hills to the east and the Coastal Range to the west.  A tad warmer than vineyards in either neighboring region, but also possessed of unusually bright acidity that should sing through nicely in 2015.  Ken’s parcels were replanted about 10 years ago after phylloxera reached Freedom Hill, and now they give wine with a wonderful blend of richness and structure, accessibility and ability to age.  Lots of spice, chocolate, and herb notes to add complexity to the dark raspberry and plum. 

"Sleek and well-structured, with floral raspberry and spiced cinnamon aromas and refined cherry and savory tea flavors that glide on a long finish. Drink now through 2024." Wine Spectator 92 points

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Ken Wright Pinot Noir Canary Hill Vyd 2015 Product #31310 (In Stock)
Ken Wright Pinot Noir Canary Hill Vyd 2015 Ken Wright Pinot Noir Canary Hill Vyd 2015

For 2012:  WE 94 points/WS 91 points
One of only two wines Ken makes from volcanic sites, this is always distinctive for its notes of bright cherry, blue/black berry, and juicy acids.   It’s a blend of 30+ year-old Pommard and slightly younger Dijon clone growing on very shallow, porous, soils.  Lots of fruit with complicating accents of tobacco, herb, and more.  A barrel sample tasted in February was sweet and spicy with a firm but supple finish.  A neat marriage of Eola Hill’s spice and freshness with volcanic sites’ classic red fruit.  I plan to buy this one.

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Ken Wright Pinot Noir Latchkey Vyd 2015 Product #31311 (In Stock)
Ken Wright Pinot Noir Latchkey Vyd 2015 Ken Wright Pinot Noir Latchkey Vyd 2015

Love the dark, smoky, intensity of wines grown on the volcanic Jory soils of the Dundee Hills?  Well, then this is your Ken Wright 2015 because it delivers more of that rich depth than any other wine in the set.  The vineyard actually belongs to Ken’s son, Cody Wright, who farms it for his Purple Hands project.  Ken says the site wants to express cherry, huckleberry, and cotton candy aromas/flavors in a wine with lush texture and bright acids.  Tasted from barrel in February, I found it “Impressive!” with spiced cherry fruit and remarkable intensity on the back.  Pretty limited, so move on this one.

"Generous yet well-structured, with expressive and floral raspberry aromas and polished, layered cherry and smoky spiced cinnamon flavors that linger. Drink now through 2024."Wine Spectator 93 points

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Ken Wright Pinot Noir Bryce Vyd 2015 Product #31318 (In Stock)
Ken Wright Pinot Noir Bryce Vyd 2015 Ken Wright Pinot Noir Bryce Vyd 2015

Here's Ken's only Pinot from the Ribbon Ridge, home to folks like Beaux Freres, Penner-Ash, Patrica Green and Brick House. The sedimentary Willakenzie soils give floral and spice accents to the red fruit common in Ribbon Ridge wines, and help provide extra lift and juicy freshness in warm vintages.  It’s limited, so if you’re tempted, jump quickly here.

"Lithe and pretty, this opens with expressive raspberry and violet aromas and delicately takes on complexity, with cherry, orange zest and cinnamon flavors that finish with polished tannins. Drink now through 2024."Wine Spectator 93 points

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Guillon Gevrey Chambertin Vielles Vignes 2014 Product #31361 (In Stock)
Guillon Gevrey Chambertin Vielles Vignes 2014 Guillon Gevrey Chambertin Vielles Vignes 2014

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.  Hold it until 2024 and enjoy through 2034 and longer.

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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Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Puligny 1er Les Referts Product #31467 (In Stock)
Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Puligny 1er Les Referts Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Puligny 1er Les Referts

With its neighbors Combettes and Perrieres, the Referts vineyard makes up Puligny Montrachet’s boundary with Meursault. There’s always plenty of power and spice to this wine at Marc Morey, and in 2013 there’s also an extra-fine texture and excellent precision.  A truly delicious Puligny Montrachet.  This is more open and giving than Virondot today but it will really come into it's own from 2018 or so on.

"Outstanding. This too is notably cool with its beautifully layered nose of acacia blossom, green fruit and once again plenty of citrus character. There is first-rate intensity to the delineated yet fleshy middle weight flavors that deliver the same fine length if not quite the same complexity. I like the natural refinement of a fine Puligny and this should drink well after only 3 to 4 years of cellar time."Allen Meadows 91 points

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Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Les Champeaux 2014 Product #31362 (In Stock)
Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Les Champeaux 2014 Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Les Champeaux 2014

As it has for the past few years, Champeaux stands out among Guillon's 2014 1er Cru wines for its purity of fruit and beautiful texture.  Much more open and accessible than Champonnets today, Champeax impresses with its blend of ripe dark fruit, classic Gevrey earth and iron-ore, and hints of floral elegance.  Approachable now, better from 2021 - 2029+.

Outstanding "A cool, pure and restrained nose speaks of red currant, plum, earth and a hint of the sauvage. There is lovely detail to the sleek and beautifully refined middle weight flavors that retain a fine sense of delineation before terminating in a balanced, classy and mineral-inflected finish. Textbook Champeaux."Allen Meadows 91-93 points

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Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Chassagne 1er Chenevottes Product #31466 (In Stock)
Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Chassagne 1er Chenevottes Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Chassagne 1er Chenevottes

Chenevottes is just below Vergers on the southeast-facing hill running down to the road to St. Aubin.  With its lower altitude, you'd expect it to be a warmer site and richer wine than Vergers, but somehow that's not quite how it works out.  Fresh, vibrant, and even more open than Vergers, this is easy to underestimate unless you pay attention to the finish which is long and fine and very delicious.

"Definite creamy oak aroma on the nose, but there's a lovely fruit scent as well, melon and green apple. A little chewy on the palate but all in harmony to develop greater complexity."  Jancis Robinson 17/20 points

"An ultra-fresh nose presents notes of citrus zest, tea and white orchard fruit. There is excellent intensity to the attractively textured and seductive middle weight flavors that deliver fine length on the fleshy and citrus-inflected finale that is moderately complex but quite persistent."Allen Meadows 90 points

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Dom Michelot Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2014 Product #31573 (In Stock)
Dom Michelot Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2014 Dom Michelot Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2014

This blends fruit from two small plots of Merusault's greatest vineyard.  One from just to the south of Clos des Perrieres is loaded with limestone and gives richness and depth.  The other from the upper slope (looking down into the Roman quarry that gives the vineyard it's name) grows in thin soils over hard rock, giving vibrancy, energy and minerality.

Even in the forward 2014 vintage, this is quite young but enormously concentrated, complex and promising with huge richness and finishing length.  Give it an hour of air right now with lobster or scallops or let it develop for a while – if you can wait!

“Pure but reticent perfume of citrus fruits, pineapple, crushed rock and flowers. Sappy, densely packed and seamless, offering lovely inner-mouth floral lift to its pineapple and crushed stone flavors. More refined than the previous premier crus here and much longer and smoother on the rising finish. In an adamantly dry, mineral-driven style, but there's already a lot going on here. This wine softened nicely with air, showing attractive sweetness of fruit without losing any of its energy or back-end lift.  Drink 2019-2027”  Vinous (Tanzer) 92 points

“A floral-, apple- and stone-flavored white, boasting a tightly wound structure and a tightfisted finish. Hints of spice emerge, but overall, this needs time to strut its stuff. Best from 2019 through 2027. 2,100 cases made.”Wine Spectator 92 points

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Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Petite Chapelle 2014 Product #31364 (In Stock)
Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Petite Chapelle 2014 Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Petite Chapelle 2014

With the Gevrey Vieilles Vignes, this is one of the most outstanding 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 2021 if you like, but put some away to drink from 2024 to whenever.

Outstanding "Here too there is moderate but not dominant wood setting off the more elegant and airy red and dark pinot aromas that exhibit background nuances of earth, floral and spice. There is a notably finer mouth feel to the even more mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that retain a lovely sense of delineation on the punchy, focused and well-balanced finale."Allen Meadows 91-93 points

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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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Guillon Grand Cru Clos Du Vougeot 2014 Product #31365 (In Stock)
Guillon Grand Cru Clos Du Vougeot 2014 Guillon Grand Cru Clos Du Vougeot 2014

As Jean-Michel likes to say, “You have to work to make Grand Cru wine in Vougeot,” and you’ll see the benefits of his hard work in this glorious bottle.  More power and muscle here than usually found in Vougeot, but still all the silkiness and finesse.  From a tiny, two-fifths of an acre, parcel and 40 year old vines, fermented in a small new oak tank and then aged in 48-month air dried French oak barrels. Easy to taste now but reaching its full potential from 2024 and going strong for a long, long, time.

"A brooding and inexpressive nose only grudgingly gives up notes of red currant, dark pinot and ample warm earth nuances, all of which is trimmed in moderate wood toast. The sleekly muscular big-bodied flavors possess very fine mid-palate concentration while delivering outstanding power and punch on the youthfully austere finale. This highly persistent effort will also need plenty of time in a cool cellar."Allen Meadows 92-94 points

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Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Petite Chapelle 2014 1.5l Product #31368 (In Stock)
Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Petite Chapelle 2014 1.5l Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Petite Chapelle 2014 1.5l

Even better in magnum! With the Gevrey Vieilles Vignes, this is one of the most outstanding 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 2021 if you like, but put some away to drink from 2024 to whenever.

 

Outstanding "Here too there is moderate but not dominant wood setting off the more elegant and airy red and dark pinot aromas that exhibit background nuances of earth, floral and spice. There is a notably finer mouth feel to the even more mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that retain a lovely sense of delineation on the punchy, focused and well-balanced finale."Allen Meadows 91-93 points

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