The finest wines in the world, at all price points, are made in surprisingly small lots. Every day, WineAccess presents one wine – a few hundred cases of the very best – for delivery right to your door.
Sometimes we find the wines directly from importers. But mostly, we do it ourselves, going right to the best vineyards and cellars, direct to the source.
Is there a house style? Yes. All wines must have rich, clean fruit flavors. But they must have enough mineral backbone to balance the richness. Almost all are delicious on release, but they must also improve with age.
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Region: Oregon > Willamette Valley
Grape type: Pinot Noir
Brilliant dark-ruby to the rim, infused with piercing black raspberry and floral aromas, laced with sweet spice and smoke. Rich, marvelously juicy, opulent, yet finely delineated on the attack, packed with crushed-red-fruit preserves, tinged with a sprinkle of white pepper.
Finished alcohol is 14.2 degrees, though you never feel the heat. Aged for 13 months, entirely in French cooperage, 1/3 of which was new. This is a magnificent effort from King. read more »
Region: California > Napa
Grape type: Cabernet Sauvignon
The herculean 2012 vintage gave birth to a bevy of extravagant 95- to 100-point Cabernet Sauvignons, none more acclaimed than those crafted by the greatest names of Pritchard Hill.
But in 2012 — one of the richest and most copious harvests in decades — yields were 50 percent larger than the norm. Several of the mountain's greatest names quietly trimmed their inventory, selling off 10-20 percent of their 2012s to boutique, high-end brokers like Appellation Trading Company.
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Grape type: other red varietal
A carefully constructed blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, Hervé Chagneau's 2012 "La Folie" straddles the line between Vista Flores black-fruit explosiveness and Bordeaux's Right Bank cut. Though nearly 15% in alcohol, there is no sense of heat or overbearing weight, as the wine's unusually firm backbone keeps all the vintage opulence in perfect check. read more »
Region: France > Rhone > Chateauneuf du Pape
Grape type: Rhone Blend
Three years after bottling, the ultra-rich 2009 "Anonyme" is perfectly primary — still a baby in a cradle. Saturated purple to the rim, infused with intoxicating aromas of crushed blackberry, black raspberry, licorice, and sweet herbes de Provence. Terrifically concentrated yet still light on its feet, walking the tightrope between New World modernity and Old World mineral complexity. While this ancient-vine blend is drinking beautifully right now, The Wine Advocate suggests that it won't hit full stride until sometime in the early 2030s! In our estimation, Parker's prediction is spot-on.
$90/bottle on the secondary market. STILL $45 today thanks to our 96-point handshake in July 2011 in Le Barroux. Last call. read more »