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WILLIAM FEVRE 2017 CHABLIS MONTEE DE TONNERRE PREMIER CRU$69.99–$684.00
Vinousmedia 95 Rating
The 2017 Chablis Montée de Tonnerre 1er Cru shows why this site is so highly regarded. Even with all of the challenges of the growing season, all of the personality of this 1er Cru comes through loud and clear. Pale in color yet remarkably deep, the 2017 offers up a compelling mélange of citrus and orchard fruits perked up by bright acids and striking floral overtones. Weightless yet powerful, with explosive energy and superb balance, the 2017 Clos is fabulous. Readers who can find it should not hesitate.
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Buy this one by the 12pk for $57.00 per bottle
William Fevre 2018 Montmains Chablis Premier Cru$69.99–$780.00
Decanter 97 Rating
A ripe and seductive Chablis, coating the mouth with saline notes alongside honeyed apple, delicately interspersed with floral fragrance and a lime and lemon core; energetic and concentrated on the finish. A cut above.
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Williams Selyem 2014 Pinot Noir Calegari Vineyard Russian River Valley$69.99
Antonio Galloni 93 Rating
Black cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco and licorice are all pushed front and center in the 2014 Pinot Noir Calegari Vineyard. Dark, powerful and dense, the 2014 offers notable depth and richness. Even so, there is an unrestrained wildness to the 2014 that is only likely to become more prominent with the passage of time. The virile tannins could use another year or two in bottle to soften. This is one of the more eccentric wines in the range, yet all the elements are nicely balanced throughout. The Calegari also feels like the ripest wine in the range.
Williams Selyem 2014 Pinot Noir Eastside Road Neighbors$69.99
Wine Advocate 91 Rating
Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir Eastside Road Neighbors is redolent of red flowers, fragrant earth, oolong tea and Chinese five spice with a cranberry and Bing cherry core. Medium-bodied and elegantly crafted with a firm, fine grained tannin frame and plenty of freshness, it finishes long and minerally.
WILLIAMS-SELYEM 2010 CHARDONNAY DRAKE$99.99
Russian River Valley California
Wine Spectator 90 Rating
Rich and creamy, with fig, honeysuckle and honeydew melon notes shaded by light, toasty oak. Still a bit raw, but clean and persistent. 439 cases made. It's one of the finest Chardonnays in this report. KK-1
Yalumba 2016 The Virgilius Viognier$39.99–$210.00
Eden Valley Australia
The Virgilius is Yalumba’s most distinguished Viognier – a wine that shows power with restraint. As Yalumba’s most premium and enchanting white wine, it is loved by wine lovers looking for something beyond the more conventional offering. The nose has intense aromas of early season just picked apricots, cardamom, white pepper and fresh ginger. Lifted ginger spice is layered on the palate with mineral sourdough like texture and complex apricots and almond savouriness. The trademark Viognier lusciousness of the palate is clearly evident in this wine. It is complex while at the same time showing purity and restraint that will unwind slowly in the glass and take the imbiber on a sensory journey. At its best with food, The Virgilius complements a wide range of flavors, particularly dishes with spice and rich flavors. Try with poached pike perch; grilled sirloin and chips; beef rendang; pan fried herb stuffed mushrooms; or fresh gnocchi with olive oil and shaved truffles. The Virgilius, while showing all the virtues of great Viognier as a young wine, will reward cellaring as it evolves in the bottle, with even more layers of flavor and aroma. R32-5
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Zuccardi 2016 Malbec Finca Piedra Infinita$149.99
Uco Valley Mendoza Argentina
I was blown away by the 2016 Finca Piedra Infinita, a wine I have been anticipating because I’ve seen the progression of the wine over the last few years. They use almost 40 different components to make this wine from small plots within the vineyard, especially the soils they call “supercalcáreo” (super limestone). The other type of soil they use is what they call “gravas calcáreas” (limestone gravels), and they don’t use any of the grapes from the deeper soils that go into the Q range. The wine has reached a stratospheric level of precision, symmetry and elegance in 2016 that is really captivating. Everything seems to be in its place; there is great harmony, the aromatics are clean and pure and the texture is like liquid chalk. There is power and elegance, energy and finesse. This is a really outstanding wine that summarizes the hard work at Zuccardi in the last few years. Bravo! 6,400 bottles were filled in February 2017. Drink: 2019-2036.
Zuccardi 2017 Malbec Concreto$34.99
James Suckling 96 Rating
This is a unique wine for Mendoza with a cool-fruit and serious slate character. Undertones of dried herbs and bark. Full body, integrated fruit and tannins. Wet earth, too. Reminds me of the reds in Spain's Galicia, but so new in Argentina. Drink now but better in 2020. BX-6