December 2012

  1. $40 93pt. Pinot Noir for $19.99 + A Spectator Top 100 Sauvignon Blanc!

    I've had an ongoing love affair with the Pinot Noir from New Zealand's Central Otago region since tasting the first examples from this area to be imported into the states back in the early 90's.  At that point there were only a couple of folks who had the know-how to produce interesting wines, as the region was in its infancy...
  2. James Suckling's #1 Wine at the Best Price in the country..& In Stock!

    James Suckling's year-end list is out and we have to say we were proud to be sporting a couple of the big winners! James' top pick of the year, the brilliant 2009 Malescot St. Exupery Margaux 2009 (JS 98), is in stock and ready to rock. Only 10 cases available at the Best Price in the country. Also on hand...
  3. Taittinger's 2002 Comtes de Champagne and a Spectator Top 100 Cali Sparkler...

      Two very different, suddenly in-demand sparkling wines crossed our palates this week. First, for those of you who are looking to celebrate the holidays with something from the good old U.S. of A, we would like to proffer up Iron Horse's Classic Vintage Brut 2007. Iron Horse has quietly built a reputation as one of the top names in...
  4. A Screaming Deal on a St. Emilion Cellar Selection

    Here is another one of those under-the-radar St. Emilion estates that have quietly gone about the business of making very good wine while avoiding all the 'hoopla'. Laroze has been owned by the same family since the 1800's and they have 74 acres under vine, pretty good size for a St. Emilion Grand Cru Classé. The family was, surprisingly, one...

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