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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Sashi Moorman and Rajat Parr's 2012 Lompoc Wine Company Pinot Noir is glistening ruby-red to the rim, infused with mouthwatering aromas of black raspberry and cherry-cola flash, tinged with textbook mineral smokiness. At once suave and energetic on the attack, packed with deep wild-berry richness, all braced by juicy, supple tannin backbone. Drink now-2020.
$45 on release. $23.99 on WineAccess ― a bittersweet reminder of what we most hate about these jobs. Shipping included on 4. read more »
Like Parker, we've been tasting wines in the top cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape since the early 1980s, but neither we nor "The King" have ever tasted anything like this 100-year-old vine powerhouse. Deep purple/black in color with what Wine Advocate describes as "massive amounts of black raspberry, raspberry, spice cake, licorice and crushed flower(s) … Gorgeously full-bodied, yet with remarkable freshness and purity … Drink now-2028."
Total production of just 400 cases. $100/bottle on release. $55.99 today — ONLY on WineAccess. 96 points … for the time being. 480 bottles are up for grabs. read more »
After six years in bottle, the astounding 2007 Sullivan Vineyards Merlot remains deep purple to the rim with explosive, primary-fruit aromas of dark plum, black cherry and violets. Rich and polished on the attack, packed with the black- and red-fruit concentration so typical of this landmark vintage, the finish remains formidably Cabernet-like, both sturdy and finely muscled, braced by the fine tannins of Rutherford's "Dust." Drinking marvelously now, but don't hesitate to lay this beauty down for another 2-4 years in a cool cellar.
$60/bottle at the winery. Just $25.99 today — more than HALF OFF.
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When Parker's 2010 vintage report hit the web that December, we knew we were in trouble. The Wine Advocate called the vintage "epic," before letting loose with an avalanche of rave reviews. Ten months later, Wine Spectator piled on. Tom Seaver, the Hall of Fame pitcher, appeared on the cover holding a Riedel stem filled with Seaver's 2010 GTS. The headline read: "2010 California Cabernet: A Classic Vintage for the Cellar." For the most part, all bets were off.
Deep purple/black to the rim, with explosive aromas of black currant, black cherry, sweet spice framed by new-wood cedar. MASSIVE on the attack, packed with crushed blackberry preserves, coffee, black chocolate, laced with kirsch. Like all the great 2010s, the finish is soft and sumptuous, the cool-vintage tannins plush and supple. read more »
If you're looking to sock away a case or two of an exquisite bargain white for late spring and early summer drinking by the pool, look no further.
Tanzer, who is typically loath to give any Chilean white more than 90 points, wouldn't hold back, calling this luscious 2013 Casas del Bosque Gran Reserva "consistently among Chile's finest Sauvignon Blancs." The 91-point ranking he tacked on is the top score for ANY under-$15 New World white in the last three years!
That's all good. This is far better. 224 cases are on their way stateside. After flexing our biceps in Casablanca, we took them ALL. $24 on release. $14.99 this morning — at least for the next couple of hours — on WineAccess.
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The 2008 Louis Latour Meursault Charmes is a masterpiece, from one of the most extraordinary Chardonnay vintages since 1978. Brilliant golden-green to the rim, infused with complex aromas of baked apple, lemon curd, apricot pit and quince. Rich and richly textured on the attack with superb mineral cut, filled with a mouthwatering mix of ripe lemon, apple/pear and honeysuckle, with a high-toned finish that lingers for 30-45 seconds on the back palate.
Drink now or, far better, lay this one down for your granddaughter's wedding day. A quick thanks to Louis-Fabrice for prying open his private library for WineAccess. $84 on release. $59 this morning. 25 cases are up for grabs.
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