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- Alpha Omega Era Napa Valley 2016$279.98Availability:In Stock98 Points! This wine offers awesome notes of crème de cassis, crushed violets, crushed rocks, hints of mountain scrub brush, and lead pencil shavings. Deep and full-bodied, it has sweet tannins, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.comLearn More
- Alpha Omega II Squared Napa Valley Red Wine 2016$34.98Availability:In StockThis is the new, re-branded version of Alpha Omega's immensely popular II line. The 2016 is another terrific value for a top-quality Napa Valley wine and the blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc.Learn More
- Alpha Omega II Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2016$15.98Availability:In StockAlpha Omega Chardonnay Napa Valley 2014 375ml Half BottleWS91JD90JS92Special Price $19.98 Regular Price $40.00Availability:In StockOnly $19.98 at checkout! 92 Points! Very pretty cooked apple and pear aromas with hints of meringue follow through to a full body, hints of vanilla cream and pie. Finishes lightly oily and delicious. Bigger style. Drink or hold. - James Suckling, jamessuckling.comLearn MoreClos i Terrasses Priorat Clos Erasmus 2016JD99WA98+$169.98Availability:In Stock99 Points! Not far off the magical 2013, the 2016 Clos Erasmus shows the purity and freshness of the vintage yet backs it up with rock star depth of fruit and richness. A huge nose of blueberries, crème de cassis, blood orange, and violets give way to a full-bodied Priorat that has flawless balance and purity, a stacked mid-palate, ripe tannins, and a finish that goes on for over a minute. This is pure, elegant, yet powerful Priorat at its finest. The 2016 is a blend of 75% Grenache and 25% Syrah that spent 18 months in 40% new oak. Give bottles 2-3 years, count yourself lucky, and enjoy over the following 15-20 years. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com Learn MoreClos i Terrasses Priorat Clos Erasmus 2014WA97$169.98Availability:In Stock97 Points! There is a little more Syrah in the blend of the 2014 Clos Erasmus, where it reached around 30% to complement the majority of Garnacha. As is the norm, the wine matured for some 18 months before bottling, with most of the volume in French oak barrels, 40% of which are renewed each vintage, but there are also one or two amphorae. I tasted it next to the 2013 and as the 2013 required so much attention, it took some time to get to the 2014. It showed a bit shy at first, but when I finally came back to it, I found that it had really blossomed with a mixture of violets, ground, smoky meat and black raspberries. The slight increase in Syrah was noticeable, but it somehow also seemed to increase the voice of the slate in the bottle...This is simply terrific. 3,000 bottles were filled at the end of May 2016. - Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate #227Learn MorePhilippe Glavier Grand Gru Brut La Grace d'Alphael NV$39.98Availability:In StockPalmer Margaux 2016 Pre-ArrivalJD100JS98WA95NM97VM100$364.98100 Points! Technical Director Thomas Duroux and his team made one of the most brilliant wines of the 2016 vintage. Palmer is simply exceptional. Rich and dramatically sweeping in the glass, the 2016 is breathtaking. All the elements simply fall into place in a wine of mesmerizing beauty. The counterpoint of dark, sumptuous fruit and floral notes makes for an utterly compelling Palmer that will take its place among the estate's finest vintages. Dark cherry, lavender, spice and mocha are some of the many notes that build into a deep, substantial finish that is truly unforgettable. In a word: magnificent!100 Points! The finest vintage I’ve ever tasted from this estate, surpassing the 2009 and 2010, the 2016 Château Palmer is a blend of 47% each of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Petit Verdot, all of which was brought up in 65% new French oak. This magical effort reveals a saturated purple color as well as a huge nose of crème de cassis, graphite, crushed rocks, and spring flowers, and it develops beautifully with time in the glass. Full-bodied, deep, incredibly concentrated and powerful, it nevertheless just glides over the palate with flawless purity and balance, present, ripe tannins, and a finish that just won’t quit. This is Bordeaux at its most regal and classic. It will be drinkable with just 4-5 years of bottle age and keep for half a century. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, February 2019Learn MoreAXR Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014JD94JS93WA94$69.98Availability:In Stock94 Points! The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is also an impressively constructed wine, with delicious blackberry and blueberry fruit intermixed with charcoal embers, Christmas fruitcake and forest floor, followed by a richly fruity, full-bodied, opulent, classic 2014 that is sexy, endearing, and already delicious and complex. Drink it over the next 15+ years. Well-known consultant for Alpha Omega and a handful of other wineries, Jean Hoefliger, a protegé of Michel Rolland, is behind these impressive efforts. - Robert Parker, robertparker.com Learn MorePape Clement Pessac Leognan Rouge 2016 Pre-ArrivalWS94JD97JS98WA96NM96VM96$94.9898 Points! Stunning concentration of perfectly ripe blackcurrants here with a delicate whiff of vanilla oak and extremely fine tannins that are almost perfectly integrated on the seductive and delicate palate, right through the almost literally breathtaking, super-long and very polished finish. - James SucklingLearn MoreLeoville Las Cases Saint Julien 2016 Pre-ArrivalWS98JS100WA100NM98VM98$279.98100 Points! The 2016 Leoville-Las Cases comprises 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc picked between 30 September and 19 October, during which the harvesters were out in the vines for 16 days. It is matured in 90% new oak and delivers 13.60% alcohol and an IPT of 82. It is initially tightly coiled on the nose and needed coaxing from the glass. There are scents of small black cherries, boysenberry, crushed violets and a slight flintiness that emerges with time. The definition is very impressive—you can almost pick the aromas out one by one. The palate is awe-inspiring. The tannins are so filigree, in fact not dissimilar to their neighbor across the border at Château Latour. That seam of graphite lends this Léoville Las-Cases a Pauillac-like personality, but ignoring stylistic similarities, it is the intensity, depth and arching structure that astounds, with detail on the finish that rivets your feet to the spot. Then the finish is ultra-precise, one of the most mineral-driven that I have encountered in almost 20 years visiting the estate, plus it is endowed with one the longest aftertastes you will find in 2016. Yeah, it's good. - Neal Martin, April 2017.Learn MoreLisini Rosso di Montalcino 2016$24.98Availability:In StockAs you have probably gathered if you have read enough of our rants, 2016 has been a generally very good vintage in Europe and ‘lights out’ in certain regions like Bordeaux and the southern Rhone. Tuscany is definitely one of those ‘lights out’ areas as our tastings have shown. We have had spectacular Chiantis and the market is anxiously awaiting the big dogs from Piedmont, Bolgheri, etc. As an adjunct to the highly anticipated Brunellos coming two years down the road, we have come across the most remarkable crop of Rosso di Montalcinos we can recall from the 2016 vintage, and they are here now.Yeah, we are fully aware that we are fighting convention. A lot of consumers don’t take Rossos seriously, like they are some unwanted stepchild or byproduct. Believe what you want, we’ve had a number of Rossos in 2016 that are better than the Brunellos are most years, and ceretainly more appealing.It is simply a function of the 2016 vintage. In Tuscany, the reds have brighter profiles and more flesh, taking them quite literally to another level. If you tried any of the Collosorbo Rosso 2016 we featured a while back, you already know what we are talking about. Now our toughest decision is figuring out which ones to put one the floor out of the uncanny number of outstanding examples we have encountered.Even being as picky as we are being, Lisini is definitely one of the stars. Lisini is a highly regarded house in the first place, and has been for a long time. But while the scribes rush to present their opinions on all of the top-line Brunellos, the Rossos are largely ignored. In 2016 that would be a mistake. This wine has all the trappings of a big time Brunello with a rich, layered fruit core, emerging aromatics of confectionary cherry, mineral and anise, and well integrated, ripe tannins. You literally couldn't design them any better.The texture is perhaps the most noticeable difference with the 2016 Rossos vis a vis other vintages of Rosso or even Brunello. The wines are round and seamless from front to back, with surprisingly tender edges for their relative youth all as a function of this unique year where the wines are at once plush and light on their feet. There are vineyards designated for Rosso at Lisini, all from the same missal material as the Brunello. There can also be some declassified Brunello juice in the mix though, in such an exceptional vintage, we doubt much got selected out.It’s not like the Lisini Rosso di Montalcino 2016 needed more. It’s pretty loaded, though it will differ from the ‘big dog’ by virtue of its accessibility. We’ve never tasted Rossos like these. They are friendlier than the 2010s and fresher than the 2007s, and in our minds perform a couple of notches higher than either. Given the sourcing and vintage, this is a very classy wine for the modest fare of $24.98. The only issue is that some of your friends may not be suitably impressed by something that says ‘rosso’ on it, until they taste it that is.Tenuta di Trinoro 2016 Terroir 3-PackWA96VM100$459.98Availability:In Stock
96 Points! The 2016 Campo di Magnacosta is a single-vineyard expression of the grape born from a 1.5-hectare plot selected by Andrea Franchetti as part of his ongoing efforts to underline the potential of Cabernet Franc in his off-the-beaten-track corner of southern Tuscany. Only 2,100 bottles were produced. Like the other wines in this series, fermentation occurs in stainless steel, and the wine is aged in new barrique for eight months, followed by 11 months in cement. It shows enormous depth and profound flavors of dark fruit, blackberry, spice and tobacco. - Monica Larner, robertparker.com
96 Points! Here is another beautiful Cabernet Franc from Tenuta di Trinoro, from a parcel characterized by sandier soils with rocks. The 2016 Campo di Tenaglia has remarkable intensity and a lovely richness. It has a soothing dark spiciness but remains very compact at its core. After eight months in new barrique, it goes into cement to rest and integrate for an additional 11 months. Only 1,900 bottles were made. - Monica Larner, robertparker.comLearn MoreLynch Bages Pauillac 2016 1.5L MagnumJD95JS97NM97VM96$319.98Availability:In Stock97 Points! Very rich and exotic with blackberry, black-tea, graphite and lead-pencil aromas. Full-bodied, dense and structured with lots of ripe tannins and a long, flavorful finish of currants and forest floor, combined with fresh mushrooms and bark. Needs four to five years to show its true potential. Try after 2024. - James SucklingLearn MoreLynch Bages Pauillac 2016 Pre-ArrivalWS96DEC96JD95JS97WA97NM97VM96$159.9897 Points! Very rich and exotic with blackberry, black-tea, graphite and lead-pencil aromas. Full-bodied, dense and structured with lots of ripe tannins and a long, flavorful finish of currants and forest floor, combined with fresh mushrooms and bark. Needs four to five years to show its true potential. - James SucklingLearn MoreLe Tertre Roteboeuf Saint Emilion 2016JD99WA96NM96VM100$189.98Availability:In Stock
100 Points! The 2016 Tertre-Rôteboeuf is flat-out stunning and also one of the wines of the vintage. Rich, deep and explosive, the 2016 possesses remarkable depth and intensity from the very first taste. The 2016 is exotic, full-throttle and unapologetically hedonistic. At times, Tertre-Rôteboeuf can be a bit rough around the edges, but the 2016 is totally sublime. In a world in which so many wines are copycats, Tertre-Rôteboeuf is an original. And the 2016 is a great, emotionally moving Tertre-Rôteboeuf. This is a magnificent effort from François and Nina Mitjavile. Don't miss it!Le Prieure Saint Emilion 2016 Pre-ArrivalDEC94JS93VM98$49.9898 Points! One of the unquestioned Sleeper jewels of the year, the 2016 Le Prieuré is off the charts beautiful. Silky and impossibly refined, the 2016 is a wine of pure and total precision. Today, the 2016 is a bit more restrained than it was from barrel, when it was a more overt wine. That is not a bad thing, though, as I suspect the 2016 is going to need a number of years to be at its finest. Dark, beautifully perfumed and gracious, Le Prieuré represents the height of finesse in Saint-Émilion. Jean-Claude Berrouet consults for the Artemis Group, which is now the sole owner of Le Prieuré. The 2016 is a fabulous wine by any measure. Don't miss it. - Antonio Galloni, Vinous MediaLearn More