February 2015

  1. 123 Years Old & Counting: Cellar Treasure Kay Brothers Block 6 & Hillside Shiraz

    To all Best Winers, Our Aussie wine-loving friend is back, with another offering which, for us, defines the pinnacle of McLaren Vale Shiraz. Kay Brothers Winery can trace their roots all the way back to the foundation of their winery back in 1890. That right there makes them the oldest family-owned winery in McLaren Vale. I was first introduced to...
  2. 95-99pt Pinots from NZ's Top Dog in the Vintage of the Century!

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  3. A Tale of Two Bibi's: Genius $10 House Wine & 1/3 off his 98pt Tuscan Classic!

    To all Best Winers, Bibi Graetz is an actual person with a really cool name. He was (is) an artist. His gorgeous paintings grace the labels of his wines. A few years back he decided to become a winemaker since his parents owned, like, a castle and a bunch of really old Sangiovese vines. Turns out he’s pretty good at...
  4. Special Oregon 2012 Pinot Offer: Saintly Six Packs from St. Innocent

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  5. More 96 & 95(+)pt. Cabernet Magic from Anakota

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  6. These Just In: Morsels of Colin-Morey's Seductive St. Aubins and More!

    To all Best Winers, This is more of a general announcement. No tasting notes today as there simply isn’t enough of this stuff to be tasted! Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey is now officially one of the ‘anointed ones’ in Burgundy. His name is bandied about in the same breath as your Coche-Dury’s, your Raveneau’s, and your Comte Lafon’s. Yet we see a...
  7. It's Back! Long-Awaited Neipperg 2000 St. Emilion Reload Has Arrived

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  8. 10 Years After: 92pt Library Release Cab from the Legendary Laurel Glen!

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  9. It's 'Crozes-Out' Part II: Hot Prices on Delas + 10% Off 6 or More!

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  10. Marcassin + Williams-Selyem = Gros Ventre!

    To all Best Winers, Boy, are we getting pelted with Pinot Noir! Hey, not complaining. As Pinot Noir slowly but surely takes the reins from King Cab in California we’re going to have to have a whole stable of outstanding producers on which we can rely upon. Now, to many people, ‘outstanding’ doesn’t get more outstanding than that Holy Grail...

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