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- Bibi Graetz Testamatta Toscana 2015JS99$79.98Availability:In Stock99 Points! A stunning wine. This is the best Testamatta ever made. Fascinating aromas of red fruits, tea, bark and wet soil as well as fresh leather. Full body, silky tannins and a juicy finish. I love the tension and texture of this great red. So gorgeous to taste now but better in 2021. - JamesSuckling.comLearn More
- Ryme Cellars Carignan Testa Vineyard Mendocino 2014VM91$27.98Availability:In Stock91 Points! The 2014 Carignane Testa Vineyard is one of the more overt wines in this range. Red cherry, plum and pomegranate are all pushed forward in this deeply expressive, radiant Carignane from Ryme.
- Idlewild Wines Carignan Testa Vineyard Mendocino 2014$29.98Availability:In Stock
- G.D. Vajra Dolcetto d'Alba Coste e Fossati 2017VM93$26.98Availability:In Stock93 Points! The 2017 Dolcetto d'Alba Coste & Fossati is a wine of extraordinary and arresting beauty. Intense and yet also remarkably delineated, the Coste & Fossati is a terrific example of the heights Dolcetto can reach in skilled hands. Readers will find a gorgeous, beautifully layered wine endowed with tremendous energy and focus. Dark plum, graphite, smoke, menthol and licorice all build in this super-expressive and nuanced wine from Vajra. I loved it. - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media Learn More
- Luigi Einaudi Barolo Costa Grimaldi 2001VM93$79.98Availability:In Stock93 Points! The 2001 Barolo Costa Grimaldi is much more graceful than the Cannubi. It also spent less time in French oak barrels. Layers of dark red fruit, violets, spices, menthol and minerals are some of the many notes that flow from the glass. The 2001 shows great depth and richness. Early signs of tertiary aromatic complexity add personality and character, while an impeccable finish rounds things out in style. This is a great showing from the Costa Grimaldi.
- Michel Gassier Costieres De Nimes Blanc Nostre Pais 2017WS91JD92WA92$15.98Availability:In Stock92 Points! As always, the 2017 Costières de Nîmes Nostre Païs shines for its purity and finesse. Made from 45% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne, and the rest Clairette, Viognier, and Bourboulenc, it offers abundant notes of white peaches, orange zest, and honeysuckle. With medium body, a bright, vibrant, balanced texture, and building richness, it’s going to be versatile on the dinner table and drink nicely for 3-4 years, possibly longer. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com Learn More
- Michel Gassier Costieres De Nimes Rouge Nostre Pais 2016JD92WA91$15.98Availability:In Stock92 Points! Almost all from the estate Bec Vineyard in the southern part of the appellation, the 2016 Costières de Nîmes Nostre Païs is a blend of 55% Grenache, 25% Syrah, and the rest Mourvèdre, Carignan and Cinsault. Orange peel, black raspberries, exotic flowers, spice, and a limestone-like minerality all flow from this elegant, seamless, medium to full-bodied 2016 that has both freshness and richness. It’s a no-brainer purchase and will drink nicely for 5-6 years. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com Learn More
- Campuget Costieres de Nimes Rosé 1753 2018VM90$15.98Availability:Out of Stock90 Points! Pale glistening pink. Smoke-tinged raspberry, orange and vanilla scents, along with building floral and spice notes. Silky and open-knit, offering juicy red berry and citrus fruit flavors that blend depth and energy with a smooth hand. Finishes long and seamless, showing impressive clarity and resonating floral and red fruit notes. - Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media Learn More
- Chateau Guiot Costieres de Nimes Paulinette 2016$14.98Availability:In StockImporter notes: 95% Grenache-5% Syrah (80+ year old vines); 24 months in Foudré; 50% destemmed, foot crushed. This is a remarkable wine that drinks like Chateauneuf du Pape at 50% the cost. This is the essence of sweet Grenache fruit...Sweet red savory cherry pie with slight roasted meat flavors, soft and round in the mouth with expressive soil complexity; underbrush and wet stones; great length and polished finish. This shows how good Costières de Nimes can be. Learn More
- Arboleda Pinot Noir Aconcagua Costa 2014JS91WA90$19.98Availability:In Stock91 Points! Lots of dried strawberry and spice with hints of tile and mineral. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a stone, dark berry aftertaste. Drink now. James Suckling, July 7, 2015Learn More
- Cantine Lonardo Taurasi Coste 2009VM93Special Price $59.98 Regular Price $80.00Availability:In Stock93 Points! The 2009 Taurasi Coste will reward readers with glorious drinking over the next 15-20 years, perhaps longer. Rich, ample and racy on the palate, the 2009 shows the more voluptuous side of Taurasi, with layers of dark fruit that continue to open up in the glass. Earthy, leathery notes add nuance on the powerful finish. The 2009 is very much old school in style, but with a touch of early approachability that is a positive for such a big wine., Vinous Media, May 2015
- Bedrock Evangelho Vineyard Heritage Red Wine Contra Costa County 2018$35.98Availability:In StockWinery notes: Own-rooted on forty-foot-deep banks of beach sand alongside the Sacramento River Delta, Evangelho is a totally unique site. Planted in the 1890s, the vineyard is a viticultural survivor—wedged between a PG&E plant, a Burger King, and a motel that rents rooms by the hour. A field-blend of Zinfandel, Carignane, Mourvedre, and others, the wines are fresh, bright, and typically have some of the lowest pHs of any of the Bedrock wines. Learn More
- Tenuta San Francesco Costa d'Amalfi Tramonti Bianco 2017$19.98Availability:In Stock
- Masi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Costasera 2013WE93$44.98Availability:In Stock93 Points! This opens with aromas of black-skinned fruit, underbrush, tobacco and culinary spice. The full-bodied velvety palate doles out prune, soaked cherry, star anise and mocha wrapped up in polished tannins. - Wine Enthusiast Learn More
- Onward Carignane Contra Costa County Casa Roja Vineyard 2014$24.98Availability:In StockI absolutely fell head over heels in love with this heritage field blend site. It is the oldest vineyard in the area, sustainably and dry farmed and planted in the late 1800s. This vineyard lies along the edges of both the San Francisco and Suisun Bays. Walking in the vineyard is like walking on a beach, as it sits on 100% sandy soils, giving rise to smaller, hardy bush vines. While this block is predominantly Carignane, it has some Mourvèdre and Malvasia Nero interplanted in it. The vineyard is leased and farmed by Dan Gonsalves. It is affectionately called Casa Roja, named by the locals years ago.
A layer of whole cluster was placed at the bottom of the fermenter, then the remaining fruit was de-stemmed and the whole berries transferred to the open-top fermentation tanks to cold soak prior to native fermentation, which allows for delicate extraction and adds complexity. Gentle extraction was ensured also by performing punchdowns to mix the must, while higher temperatures are encouraged here to soften tannins. After fermentation, the wine was pressed and sent to neutral French oak barrels, where native malolactic fermentation was encouraged (by keeping them cozy with some stirring). - Owner/winemaker Faith Armstrong Foster Learn More
- Rocche Costamagna Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata 2015JS96$36.98Availability:In Stock96 Points! Deliciously spiced red-cherry, blueberry, pink-grapefruit and pomegranate aromas with very attractive complexity already on release. The palate delivers a superb array of finely detailed tannins and impeccably concentrated red cherries that have pitch-perfect ripeness. This is impressive. Try from 2023. - James Suckling, jamessuckling.comLearn More
- Terra Costantino Etna Bianco 2016JS93$21.98Availability:In Stock93 Points! Aromas of dried pineapple, peaches and hints of mangoes. Full-bodied, layered and beautiful with phenolic tension and focus. Long and flavorful finish. Delicious. Drink or hold. - JamesSuckling.comLearn More
- Precedent Zinfandel Evangelho Vineyard Contra Costa County 2014$24.98Availability:In StockPlanted in 1890, on their own roots, in over 30 vertical feet of alluvial sand these vines somehow eek out an existence despite being farmed without irrigation. The vineyard produces fantastic and soulful wines.Learn More
The vineyard is at the westernmost viticultural edge of California's great Delta. Warm days, cool nights and wind define the climate that shaped this spit of sand into a once thriving agricultural area. These sands are granite and quartz, literally blown from the Sierra Nevada over millenia. Urban growth has impacted the area and now few of the old vineyards are left. Agriculture still dots the landscape, between housing developments and shopping centers: a reminder of the area's past.
Precedent's section of Evangelho is inter-planted with smaller amounts of Carignane, Mataro (Mourvedre), Palomino, Muscat, Chasselas and other varieties as of yet un-identified. Each of these historic varieties have different ripening trajectories giving the finished wine great complexity.
- Gibbs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley St. Helena Three Clones 2016$24.98Availability:In StockIn the glass, the nose jumps forth loaded with spicy red and black fruits. On the palate, all of the promise of the nose is delivered with the fruit character persistent from the cool black fruit core to the more jubilant, redder fruit center to the wine at large, with plenty volume to the flavors delivered. If someone told you this cost $50, you’d taste the wine and look at the (single vineyard) Napa Appellation, and have no reason to question anything. The kicker here is it is less than half that ($25)! Same as it ever was, this is one of the pre-eminent deals on Napa Valley Cabernet.Learn More
Familia Nin-Ortiz Priorat Planetes de Nin 2013
93+ Points! The 2013 Planetes de Nin is mostly Garnacha with some 35% Cariñena from a vineyard in Porrera that names the wine. The Cariñena was harvested at the end of August, and the Garnacha after the 20th of September. The wine matured in 2,850-liter oak foudres and 3,200-liter amphorae for some 16 months. I first tasted it one month after bottling and it was very closed because of the operation. I had the feeling that it was a superb vintage and wanted to give the wines a chance, so I waited until now to give it time to rest and breathe. Well, that reductive character has disappeared. Furthermore, they think they have found the cause for that reductive character in the wine--there was a deficiency in the soil of the Garnacha that they have fixed with a natural compost and the results are good. Anyway, back to the wine, this 2103 is superb indeed. The wine has also gained in depth and feels more Porrera, more austere. In this vintage they started with some full clusters (which in 2014 was increased to 100%) and the result shows in a "sensation" of freshness rather than in analytical data. The palate shows incredibly fine and elegant, refined with sleek tannins. - Luis Gutierrez, robertparker.com Learn More